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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 2 # 105 (mag review).

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 2 # 105 (mag review).

‘On Spec’ endures, happily, and here’s another little issue. I missed the author interview this month but there’s plenty of other pleasing content. I’ll start with the obvious fantasy and move on to Science Fiction via super-heroes and steampunk as I’m not sure which category they belong in. ‘The Wisdom Of The Serpent’ by Mary […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

Easily the best thing in this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is ‘The Four-Colour War’ by Christopher Irving, an in-depth article that wouldn’t be out of place in a quality newspaper’s Sunday magazine if they covered this genre. It’s a survey of the effect of World War II on the American comicbook industry, including Kirby, […]

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Back Issue #100 October 2017 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #100 October 2017 (magazine review).

‘Back Issue’ has reached its centenary issue and, with a few extra pages, the focus is on the American fanzines, both amateur and pro. There is a look at ‘The Comic Reader’ and ‘Squa Tront’ which focuses on EC Comics to start with. The one I was most interested to read was an interview with […]

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

Back in 9-11 June 2000, Joe Petrilak ran the ‘All Time Classic New York Comic Book Convention’, where he had pros mainly from the Golden and Silver Ages of comics. With some of them in their advanced ages, this would be one of the last times that it would be possible to gather them all […]

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Back Issue #99 September 2017 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #99 September 2017 (magazine review).

You can never get past the fact that time flies and how quickly it passes. With this ‘Back Issue’, we look back 25 years to the ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ as well as the comicbook series that used it as its source material. It also brought the likes of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini in […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2017, Volume 132 #732 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2017, Volume 132 #732 (magazine review).

There are nine pieces of prose fiction in this issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’: one novella, four novelettes and four short stories. Most are fantasy stories and several of them are from authors new to the magazine. For once, I’m going to go through them in the order they appear, rather […]

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Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

Another edition of ‘Illustrators’ and even a casual flip through shows there is a variety of art styles. We start off with no less than James Gurney, him of ‘Dinotopia’ fame for 30 pages. I’ve seen some of his work before but it’s always nice to see it again plus many I haven’t seen here […]

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Comic Book Creator #15 Summer 2017 (magazine review).

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Comic Book Creator #15 Summer 2017 (magazine review).

I think the biggest shock in reading the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator was in Jon Cooke’s editorial that Bernie Wrightson died in March and Rich Buckler in May. Both solid comicbook artists in different ways and likely to be both missed by us older fans. Cooke has promised more in later issues. For […]

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Back Issue # 98 August 2017 (magazine review)

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Back Issue # 98 August 2017  (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to DC Comics material with an enormous 21 pages devoted to their 50 issue ‘Secret Origins’ title by John Wells and, more importantly, at the end which characters and teams never made it in time before the title was cancelled. A real memory stirrer. It’s also a strong […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731 (magazine review)

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731  (magazine review)

This third issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 lacks any novellas but makes up for their absence with four novelettes, seven short stories, a poem and all the usual non-fiction. I’ll start with the novelettes. ‘Witch’s Hour’ is Shannon Connor Winward’s fiction debut in ‘MoF&SF’ and tells the tale of […]

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