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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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Illustrators # 6 (magazine review)

July 15, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 6    (magazine review)

Editor Peter Richardson makes a very good point in his editorial that in the old days there was not a necessity to have a university degree to become a professional artist and how employers now use this as the means to whittle down candidates for employment. That is something I tend to agree with. After […]

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Uncanny Magazine # 11 (e-magazine review)

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine # 11   (e-magazine review)

‘A Hundred And Seventy Storms’ by Aliette de Bodard has The Snow Like a Dancer facing another storm. The Mindships that get the ore on this harsh planet are built to be tough but are not indestructible and over time get pretty battered. The Snow Like a Dancer is controlled by a human woman in […]

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Apex Magazine Issue 85, June 2016 (emag review).

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Apex Magazine Issue 85, June 2016 (emag review).

Another month rolls by and brings with it another ‘Apex Magazine’. This is issue 85 and, let’s make this very clear right from the start, it’s an excellent issue. For me, ‘Apex’ has always been about the stories. Yes, I read the poetry, interviews and non-fiction pieces. In fact, I read it from cover to […]

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Comic Book Creator # 12 Spring 2016 (magazine review).

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 12 Spring 2016 (magazine review).

Comic Book Creator # 12 can really be broken into two sections. One is an overview of Jack Kirby’s career at Marvel, then DC Comics, then back to Marvel before supplying storyboards in animation in California. Much of this should be familiar to any of you with an interest in comicbooks. There is also some […]

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Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

Seeing a stylised Alfred E. Numan on the cover of Illustrators # 5 seems an odd choice until reading the first interview with Mick Brownfield who adopts his art and style to the requirement of his clients. He relates how a couple generations back that the art editors in those days had at least a […]

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