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Back Issue # 97 July 2017 (magazine review)

June 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 97 July 2017   (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to bird people or rather super-heroes with name associations to them more than powers similar to birds. Editor Mike Eury gives a list of characters that have already been covered in earlier issues and this issue is predominately DC characters. Having said that, both lists seem to omit […]

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Draw! # 33 Spring 2017 (magazine review)

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Draw! # 33 Spring 2017  (magazine review)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise from ‘Draw!’s cover that the first 40 pages are devoted to an interview with Bill Sienkiewicz and editor Mike Manley which is mostly shop talk about techniques and equipment. On the latter, it’s interesting to discover that’s been a drop in quality standards for pens and paper in America. […]

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Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

The cream at the top of the latest ‘Alter Ego’ magazine has to be the interview with the extremely prolific comicbook writer, Doug Moench. If you’ve ever read Marvel’s ‘Master Of Kung Fu’ you can tell how his various artists rose to his writing. Richard J. Arndt’s interview covers Moench’s career through to his time […]

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Judge Dredd Mega-City One to be a new TV series.

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Mega-City One to be a new TV series.

Judge Dredd, that Dirty Harry of the urban post-nuked Future, will soon be arriving on your TV. Oh happy day, you comic-book perps. I suspect it’s a good sign that they’ve named the TV series to include the actual city name, as in so many ways, the city and Mega-City society is the real star […]

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Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Guardians Of The Galaxy Reloaded by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Gene Colan, Jim Valentino, et al (graphic novel review).

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Guardians Of The Galaxy Reloaded by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Gene Colan, Jim Valentino, et al (graphic novel review).

As the world currently enjoys ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’, ‘Marvel Platinum’s latest release gathers together a gaggle of origin stories, amongst them first appearances of Groot and Drax The Destroyer as well as some more up-to-date adventures featuring the Guardians as a group. With so many individual continuities being bound together when you […]

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Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review).

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review).

If you thought John Higgins was only a colourist, famed only for the ‘Watchmen’, then this book, ‘Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins’ should remedy that. In the UK, there is less specialisation as there is in America for comicbook art and it’s only when careers get established that some speciality […]

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Deadpool V Gambit: The ‘V’ Is For ‘Vs’ by Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (graphic novel review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadpool V Gambit: The ‘V’ Is For ‘Vs’ by Ben Blacker and Ben Acker  (graphic novel review)

Another day, another Deadpool team-up as The Merc With The Mouth teams up with the ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ Gambit in order to pull an elaborate con job. As with all con jobs within fiction, nothing goes to plan and both heroes must discover who is lying and who is telling the truth. Which won’t be too […]

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Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror by Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Steve Lyons, Roger Langridge, Scott Gray, etc. (graphic novel review)

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror by Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Steve Lyons, Roger Langridge, Scott Gray, etc.    (graphic novel review)

This latest collection of strips culled from recent issues of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ perhaps shows just how difficult to get a handle on the character of the twelfth Doctor. The darkness at the heart of Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord, as well as the occasional lightness of touch, is a balance that many […]

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Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists (magazine review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists   (magazine review)

People like to be in on the first of anything so having a special edition specialising in a particular subject has to have some pull. Read the title: ‘Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists’. You want a crash course on these artists, then you’re in the right place. Reading the […]

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The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

As with any books looking at a selection of characters, with a title like ‘The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen’, you do expect the author, in this case, Hope Nicholson, has covered all of the major ones. In her introduction, Nicholson cites only America and Canada, yet Barbarella is included and she’s French. Would it have […]

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