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Alter Ego # 144 January 2017 (magazine review)

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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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Illustrators # 16 (magazine review).

November 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 16 (magazine review).

Although I could probably think of a couple better choices of covers from the contents for Illustrators # 16, I can’t recall seeing this montage of Superman illustrations by Neal Adams before. According to the Peter Stone written text inside, Adams has them pinned on a wall in his studio when interviewed and, although no […]

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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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Uncanny Magazine #13 (emag review).

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #13 (emag review).

‘Uncanny’ is a magazine of fantasy and Science Fiction that also features author interviews and non-fiction essays. Fiction first then. ‘Don’t You Worry, You Aliens’ by Paul Cornell has no aliens, no plot, no conflict and no point. It’s a description of a man in a town by himself because everyone else has left. We […]

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The Zombie Times, November 2016 Film Festival Issue (emag review).

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times, November 2016 Film Festival Issue (emag review).

Regular readers of my reviews here on SFCrowsnest may recall that I used to review issues of ‘The Zombie Times’, a newsletter on all things to do with the living dead which was published on a roughly quarterly basis. Things have been rather quiet from Terror4fun, the publishers of ‘The Zombie Times’, recently so it’s […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2016, Volume 130 # 724 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2016, Volume 130 # 724 (magazine review).

I’m rather late in reviewing the March/April 724th issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’. My excuse is that it arrived in the same post as the May/June issue, so I focused on that first and this earlier one went to the back of the queue. In any case, this issue contains one […]

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Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

I came across Cinema Retro purely by one of my random scans across the Net and bought Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 with its accent on spy girls, especially as I was reviewing some books along this line. It shows the popularity of this issue as it sold out and a reprint […]

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Disturbed Digest # 14 – September 2016 (emag review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Disturbed Digest # 14 – September 2016 (emag review).

‘Disturbed Digest’ is a magazine of fiction and poetry – lots of poetry! – but I will concentrate on the fiction. ‘Mind Over Matter’ by Klara Gomez is well-written but basically a ghost story and an old hat theme. The ending is nicely done. I have noticed that any story which supposes life after death […]

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