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Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

Despite having a ‘Monark Starstalker’ cover, this issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is devoted to that little known film from 40 years ago called ‘Star Wars’, long before it got referred to as ‘A New Hope’. Actually, it’s more to do with the comicbook adaptation. In the editorial, Roy Thomas says they couldn’t get permission in […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728 (magazine review)

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728  (magazine review)

The last issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 contains four novellas, no novelettes and seven short stories, as well as the usual non-fiction articles. It also contains a handy index of everything published over the year. The magazine opens with Esther M. Friesner’s fantasy novella, ‘The Cat Bell’. This is […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy (magazine review)

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy   (magazine review)

The theme of this 70th issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is ‘Kirby: Alpha’, to be followed next issue by ‘Kirby :Omega’. ‘Beginnings And Endings’ or if you will, ‘Life And Anti-Life’ to quote editor John Morrow in the ‘Opening Shot‘. He mentions that Kirby saw the loss of free will as equivalent to death and […]

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Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

Although the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator’ is mainly devoted to artist Kelley Jones, it starts with Singapore artist Sonny Liew, who describes his rise to fame a slow climb rather than a quick jump. Although I haven’t come across his work before, Liew’s work is stylised with traces of sources from all over […]

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Back Issue # 94 February 2017 (magazine review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 94 February 2017   (magazine review)

If ever there is a cover that will guarantee sales, then put one illustrated by Neal Adams on it. The opening interview in this issue of ‘Back Issue’ examines his creation of Ms. Mystic and several other characters who essentially were designed as part of a limited edition portfolio before becoming comicbook series. I have […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727 (magazine review)

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727   (magazine review)

I’ve got a bit behind with my reviews of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ recently. This issue, however, has been well worth the wait. It is ‘MoF&SF’s first Special Author issue in a decade and their sixteenth in total and is dedicated to David Gerrold, the man who wrote Star Trek’s ‘The Trouble […]

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Perihelion SF – online magazine (emag review)

January 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Perihelion SF – online magazine   (emag review)

‘Perihelion SF’ is free to read on-line and contains a bit of non-fiction and some short stories as follows. Top of the click list on the left side of the page is ‘A Breath Of Aphrodite’ by Rebecca Birch. Due to staffing shortages, Botany-tech Sarah Munroe is taken out of her cosy lab and thrust […]

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Alter Ego # 144 January 2017 (magazine review)

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 144 January 2017  (magazine review)

A new ‘Alter Ego’ for the new year. Yah! Editor Roy Thomas announces that the magazine is going bimonthly because he’s doing too much and that list is staggering, so not surprised so less of an ‘Oh!’. The good news is the next issue will be up to 100 pages, so you’re only going to […]

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Comic Book Creator #13 Fall 2016 (magazine review).

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #13 Fall 2016 (magazine review).

The dual cover of Comic Book Creator # 13 shows what is the meat of this issue, namely interviews with artists Ramona Fradon and Michael W. Kaluta, which tends to make light of the other material contained. Not being American, I’m not really that familiar with ‘The Wacky Pack’ stickers and an excerpt from the […]

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Back Issue # 93 December 2016 (magazine review)

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 93 December 2016   (magazine review)

There are a lot of captains in comicbooks. One has to wonder why, outside of Nick Fury, that few come with a higher rank starring in their own comicbook. Certainly, none of them ever rose to a higher rank. The first is the original Captain Marvel and his tenure at DC Comics. Something I didn’t […]

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