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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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Illustrators # 2 (magazine review).

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 2 (magazine review).

With Illustrators # 2, we look at the late artist David Wright whose claim to fame during his career was to paint beautiful women and fast cars for various top end magazines from the 1930s-60s for both sides of the pond. However, even these does not make for a steady income. Influenced by Alex Raymond’s […]

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Apex Magazine #84, May 2016 (emag review).

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Apex Magazine #84, May 2016 (emag review).

It’s Apex # 84 under scrutiny in this review and there’s no better place to start than the intriguing cover art by Robert Carter. A man’s head is apparently being unwound (literally) and seems to be filled with nothing but fresh air. While the illustration does not relate to any specific story there is a […]

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Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

‘Ye Highlands And Ye Lowlands’ by Seanan McGuire is an honest Science Fiction story about hubris. American scientists were proud when they built a gateway to another world. They were keen to make first contact with an alien species but things went wrong when they did. In truth, this is a reasonably good idea – […]

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Illustrators # 1 (magazine review).

April 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 1 (magazine review).

Having just reviewed the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’, I was curious about the first issue which came out in 2012. It’s always interesting to see how magazines evolve and with an art magazine, the choice of artists they start off with. On top of that, how often have to wished we could lay our hands […]

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Illustrators #14 (magazine review).

April 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #14 (magazine review).

With the fourteenth issue of ‘Illustrators’ out, we have a selection of six artists work to look at and take your breath away. This time, there’s even one I know and interviewed a couple years back. The first is Tara McPherson. An artist with an unusual bent for painting ladies with holes in the heart, […]

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Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

Back Issue # 88 gets right down to business as publisher John Morrow starts off with a examination of the advertising promotion that DC failed to deliver when Jack Kirby went to work for them after Marvel. His analysis is very good and I suspect in more modern times, would have spread about where to […]

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Back Issue # 87 (magazine review)

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 87    (magazine review)

It’s hardly likely to be surprising that with a certain Batman/Superman film on the horizon that ‘Back Issue’ wouldn’t have a look at their historic confrontations with their eighty-seventh issue. Where better to start that a look at ‘World’s Finest’, which often as not, was one step away from their individual titles at the time. […]

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Illustrators # 10 (magazine review).

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 10 (magazine review).

Illustrators # 10 gets off to a great start with a look at the work of William Stout. He mixes his love of dinosaurs and zombies across the media of book covers to film production to museum work with the odd book chucked in. He also works across the medium for pen and ink to […]

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Uncanny Magazine Issue number 9 March/April 2016 (emag review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine Issue number 9 March/April 2016 (emag review).

The modern view of fiction is that a short story is best told from a single point of view. ‘Love Is Never Still’ by Rachel Swirsky not only has multiple viewpoints but they include a man, a statue, other inanimate objects and Greek gods. Galatea is the name a sculptor gives to the beautiful lady […]

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