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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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The Essential Doctor Strange vol # 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Essential Doctor Strange vol # 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

One of this year’s big Hollywood films had humble beginnings. Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the soon to be released movie, first appeared in Strange Tales # 110, July 1963. ‘Strange Tales’ was a comicbook anthology of short Science Fiction and fantasy stories and the character was almost certainly named to fit in […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Eight (magazine review).

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Eight (magazine review).

The Jack Kirby Collector # 68 is full of features on the work of the world’s greatest comic artist. Probably the main item here is an interview with the King by J. Michael Straczynski of ‘Babylon 5’ fame and Larry DiTillio which was broadcast on radio in 1990. No new information here really but Kirby […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes: When Evil Calls by Paul Levitz, Geraldo Borges, Yildiray Cinar and Phil Jimenez (graphic novel review).

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes: When Evil Calls by Paul Levitz, Geraldo Borges, Yildiray Cinar and Phil Jimenez (graphic novel review).

This is, I assume, the final volume of ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes: When Evil Calls’ before the ‘New 52’ consists of Adventure Comics # 523-529, Legion Of Super-Villains # 1 and Legion Of Super-Heroes # 11-16. The initial section looks at candidates in the Legion Academy. Unlike previous LSH realities, those rejected for various reasons can […]

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Back Issue # 91 September 2016 (magazine review).

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 91 September 2016 (magazine review).

With a cover showing Batman sending the Guy Gardner Green Lantern flying with a single punch, it should come as no surprise that this ‘Back Issue’ is sub-titled ‘All-Jerks Issue!’. To us British, who don’t use the term ‘jerk’, these are just obnoxious people who get up everyone’s nose. Saying that, I do have to […]

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