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The Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Nine (magazine review).

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Nine (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector Sixty-Nine’ is the usual mix with a few interesting articles, a few minor pieces about Kirby trivia, many accolades for Jack and lots of lovely pictures. In ‘Prospeak’, Steve Sherman, Mike Royer, Joe Sinnott and Lisa Kirby discuss Kirby. ‘Jack F.A.Q.’s’ is the conversation of a Comic-Con tribute panel on which […]

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Essential Doctor Strange Volume 2 by Roy Thomas, Dan Adkins and Gene Colan (graphic novel review)

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Essential Doctor Strange Volume 2 by Roy Thomas, Dan Adkins and Gene Colan  (graphic novel review)

‘Essential Doctor Strange Volume 2’ is similar to the second half of Volume 1 in that it’s more piecemeal with several different creative teams at the helm. Volume 1 had a long stretch of Steve Ditko to establish the character, beginning with five page tales and slowly stretching to ten and then to long continued […]

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Doctor Strange (film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Strange (film review by Frank Ochieng)

All continues to be well in the Marvel Comics Universe as the film adaptation of another mischievous and majestic superhero from Stan Lee’s printed page empire emerges and reigns supreme on the big screen. The latest cure from the Marvel movie bag of explosive tricks is the entry of the dazzling and decorative ‘Doctor Strange’. Armed with […]

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Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Back in the 1980s, the now late editor/comicbook writer Mark Gruenwald declared for ‘The Marvel Universe Handbook’ that the main means of propulsion for flying Marvel super-humans or other species was the manipulation of the sub-atomic particle, the graviton. This is a long debated but yet to be discovered in our reality as its thought […]

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The Shame Trilogy by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton (book review).

October 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Shame Trilogy by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton (book review).

‘The Shame Trilogy’ is a fantasy graphic novel written by Lovern Kindzierski and art by John Bolton. Mother Virtue is an ugly old lady but full of goodness and everyone in the village likes her, especially the children, who she loves in return. Sadly, she has never had a child of her own. One night, […]

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The MLJ Companion by Rik Offenberger, Paul Castiglia & Jon B. Cooke (book review).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The MLJ Companion by Rik Offenberger, Paul Castiglia & Jon B. Cooke (book review).

Back in the 60s, very little of the Archie Comics range reached British shores beyond their comedy material and I didn’t even think the MLJ titles, which housed their super-heroes got more than a few issues circulated where I lived, even in black and white reprint. I did temporarily think The Mighty Crusaders looked awfully […]

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Essential Iron Man – Volume 5 by Len Wein and Mike Friedrich (graphic novel review).

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Essential Iron Man – Volume 5 by Len Wein and Mike Friedrich (graphic novel review).

In black and white on cheap paper, Essential Iron Man # 5 follows the usual pattern. It contains reprints of Iron Man # 62-75, # 77-87 and Iron-Man Annual # 3. Iron Man # 76 was probably a reprint and that’s why it’s not included. They have the cover which shows Iron Man fighting the […]

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Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury (book review).

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury (book review).

As the title of George Khoury’s book, ‘Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986’ says, he’s going to be looking at the last decade of comics before big changes happened in the big two’s realities, let alone the companies and fans. However, having lived through these years, I also know a lot to things […]

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Strontium Dog the movie.

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog the movie.

2000AD fans who think kindly of everyone’s favourite mutant bounty hunter, Strontium Dog, will be pleased to hear there is a fan movie coming your way by the same team that made the Judge Minty film. Here’s a little look at those dirty mutie killers – it’s hammer time for Wulf.

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Saucer Country Volume 2: The Reticulan Candidate by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly (graphic novel review).

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Saucer Country Volume 2: The Reticulan Candidate by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly (graphic novel review).

‘The Reticulan Candidate’ collects issues 7-14 of Paul Cornell’s political alien abduction thriller ‘Saucer Country’. Governor Arcadia Alvarado is running for president, trying to mask the fact that she believes she was abducted by aliens. As such, she’s employed a Ufologist named Kidd to investigate reports behind abductees, Men in Black and a black ops […]

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