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Showcase Presents: The Spectre (Vol. 1) by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey (comic-book review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: The Spectre (Vol. 1) by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey (comic-book review).

The Spectre was originally a Golden Age super-hero, created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily. First appearing in More Fun Comics # 51 (Jan 1940) he soon became a member of the Justice Society of America. It was an unusual origin story. Police officer Jim Corrigan was murdered but an entity called ‘The Voice’ refused […]

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Strontium Dog: The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra (graphic novel review).

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog: The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra (graphic novel review).

Johnny Alpha is dead. Only there is some mystery about it as journalist Precious Matson gets Middenface McNulty to help find out the truth. I was a bit puzzled as to what made Precious a mutie until several pages in there was a hint of a multiple cleavage. How much to say without giving anything […]

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Iron Man 3 movie photo cornucopia!

October 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Iron Man 3 movie photo cornucopia!

We know how to whet your appetite for the first trailer for the third Iron Man movie due out tomorrow – a load of photos and posters from the movie. Oh, Mister Stark, do please marry Ms Pepper Potts. If you don’t, we will! Thanks to EW for the pic of the Big Bad in […]

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Arrow… the gang’s all here.

October 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Arrow… the gang’s all here.

The new trailer for Arrow (as in Green: we hate explaining that, but hey-ho) has a whole host of bad guys from the D.C. comic-book version… such luminaries as Deathstroke, China White and Deadshot… and John Barrowman! What, Torchwood is in the new Arrow too? Come on, that’s a crossover too far, isn’t it?

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Steam Lantern beats Green Lantern?

October 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Steam Lantern beats Green Lantern?

Here’s an interesting example of DC Comics (and Warner Bros. Animation) jumping on the steampunk band wagon. Yesterday’s episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series featured Hal visiting the Anti-Matter Universe and teaming up with the Victorian protector of Earth, Steam Lantern! No power ring, but lots of steam-powered gadgets to take on the bad […]

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Modesty Blaise: Lady In The Dark by Peter O’Donnell and Enric Badia Romero (comic-book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Modesty Blaise: Lady In The Dark by Peter O’Donnell and Enric Badia Romero (comic-book review).

It’s autumn and time for another volume of ‘Modesty Blaise’ to make you feel happier about the darker nights although reading in daylight is equally good. The first story, ‘The Girl From The Future’, gets into Science Fiction territory. Modesty admits to reading a little and Willie Garvin a lot. However, it takes a lot […]

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Marvel versus DC death match. Who wins?

October 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Marvel versus DC death match. Who wins?

There have been quite a few Marvel vs DC Comic crossover punch-ups in the annals of comics history. Spiderman versus Batman. The Avengers versus the Fantastic Four. Now, here comes the ultimate fracas – Marvel vs D.C. at the cinema box-office. Who wins, who leaves the city with their cape torn and their reputation in […]

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Thrashing Thanos.

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Thrashing Thanos.

It looks like Thanos is the big bad in the second Avengers movie. And here’s some concept art from the SFX team at the studio. This guy could give Galactus a good hiding if it came to it, right? Has there ever been a Thanos versus Galactus battle? If not, there should have been. Or […]

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Savage 2: The Gov’nor by Pat Mills and Patrick Goodard (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Savage 2: The Gov’nor by Pat Mills and Patrick Goodard (graphic novel review).

A graphic novel collection set in ‘another Britain’, neat shorthand for an alternative historical milieu, ‘Savage’ is the story of Bill Savage. He was a lorry driver, until his family was killed when the Volgans invaded Britain in 1999. Now he is a leader in the Resistance and has a cover identity as Bill Carter, […]

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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

Bounty Hunter Johnny Alpha isn’t alone for long. His latest partner isn’t one whom he would choose neither. Another Strontium Dog or rather, as she prefers, Strontium Bitch, by the name of Durham Red. Her particular, shall we say, affliction is that she has a taste for blood and with a set of fangs, is […]

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