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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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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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Illustrators # 15 (magazine review).

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 15 (magazine review).

Remember me writing that there was another month before the next issue of ‘Illustrators’ was due earlier in the month? I had a nice surprise when issue 15 came through the letterbox. For those buying, I should point out that these magazines come in protective plastic bags inside cardboard packing. By far the biggest section […]

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Alter Ego # 142 September 2016 (magazine review).

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 142 September 2016 (magazine review).

The September issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is a change from the usual as this issue focuses on significant American fans who have made a difference. The first of these is David Siegel, who working independently during 1987-2005 located and then met various Golden Age comicbook artists and got them to the San Diego Comicons. I […]

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Illustrators #11 (magazine review).

August 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #11 (magazine review).

To stop me getting withdrawal symptoms after reading and reviewing ‘Illustrators’ twice a month, I decided to read the last of the back issues to this month. If you’ve been picking up these issues as well, we aren’t too far from the release of the new issue. With Illustrators # 11, we start with a […]

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Draw! # 32 Summer 2016 (magazine review)

August 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Draw! # 32 Summer 2016   (magazine review)

One cannot ignore the opening editorial plea by Mike Manley that in the world of declining paper magazine sales that it would help if a few more specialist shops were encouraged to stock ‘Draw!’ to boost sales. He has a point because, no matter how much information there is on the Internet, it doesn’t mean […]

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Back Issue # 90 August 2016 (magazine review)

July 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 90 August 2016   (magazine review)

Back Issue # 90 focuses on eighties ladies in comicbooks. Most of them are super-heroines but more on that in a while. I should point out as a reminder that ‘Back Issue’ focuses on the bronze age of comics while ‘Alter Ego’ focuses on the silver age. Useful to remember for which age of comicbooks […]

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Alter Ego # 141 August 2016 (magazine review)

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 141 August 2016    (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ has a picture of a certain cyborg called ‘Deathlok’ on the cover, so it should hardly come as a surprise the first major interview is with his creator, Rich Buckler’. I had dropped out of comics in the early 1970s and it was ‘Deathlok’ that drew me back in. After […]

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Back Issue # 89 July 2016 (magazine review)

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 89 July 2016   (magazine review)

This is a twist from the content of recent ‘Back Issue’s I’ve read as it focuses on, as the cover says, ‘Bronze Age Adaptations’. As with ‘The Shadow’, on the cover, you get a look at the original novels before ploughing into the various comicbook adaptations from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and Dynamite of the […]

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2016, Volume 130 # 725 (magazine review)

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2016, Volume 130 # 725 (magazine review)

The May/June issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes one novella, five novelettes, five short stories and the usual mix of non-fiction. I’ll review them in that order. The cover image is a dramatic action shot of a near-naked warrior jumping off a ledge to attack a huge crouching humanoid, seemingly made […]

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