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Back Issue # 86 (magazine review).

February 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 86 (magazine review).

Although I missed out on Back Issue # 81 which explored DC Comics reprints so can’t compare them, with Back Issue # 86, there is an exploration of the reprints from Marvel Comics. Over the years, I’ve known fans who collected reprints simply because they were cheapest way to get the early stories. I did […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2016, Volume 130 # 723 (magazine review).

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2016, Volume 130 # 723 (magazine review).

The first issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 is a relative rarity in that it contains no novella-length story. Instead, there are three novelettes, an impressive nine short stories and the usual suite of non-fiction articles. Before I start on the fiction, a quick nod to Bob Eggleton’s rather lovely […]

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Illustrators # 8 (magazine review).

February 24, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 8 (magazine review).

Illustrators # 8 is a treat from the start with a look at the cover art of Les Edwards aka Edward Miller, an alias needed so he could do work other than in the horror genre. I found myself looking at his art and wondering why none of the artbook publishers haven’t been knocking his […]

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Illustrators # 13 (magazine review).

February 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 13 (magazine review).

Just in case you think I’m only going to focus on back issues of ‘Illustrators’, # 13 is now available containing a mixture of pop art and traditional, making a combination that should find something to your taste and even the odd surprise. For pop art, this is pretty much Mitch O’Connell’s territory, blending a […]

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Apex Magazine # 81, February 2016 (magazine review).

February 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Apex Magazine # 81, February 2016 (magazine review).

It’s February, so it’s time for Apex Magazine # 81. As always, the first thing to hit you is the cover art and I do like this month. It’s by David Demaret who manages to impress not only by what’s depicted but by the suggestion there’s an awful lot more just out of view. The […]

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Illustrators # 7 (magazine review).

January 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 7 (magazine review).

Illustrators # 7 is dominated by fantasy art this time and across a wide-spectrum from the serious to the downright funny. As with many of these artists, you might not know their name but you probably come across some of them. Take Alan Lee for instance. He worked with Brian Froud on ‘Gnomes’ and then […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2015, Volume 128 # 722 (magazine review).

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2015, Volume 128 # 722 (magazine review).

The closing issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2015 includes one novella, two novelettes, eight short stories, a poem, several book and film reviews, an index of the magazine’s contents during 2015 and even a competition. Hopefully, that’s enough to keep the readers happy! It also includes a rather fun cover […]

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Illustrators # 4 (magazine review)

January 21, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 4   (magazine review)

After my review of Illustrators # 18 last month, The Book Palace provided me with some earlier issues of their magazine that they think fits our remit which I will be reviewing over the next few months. As many of you reading here like artbooks, then these will certainly fit your tastes even if they […]

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Alter-Ego # 137 (January 2016) (magazine review).

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alter-Ego # 137 (January 2016) (magazine review).

I knew last year that Jim Shooter was going to be interviewed in Alter-Ego # 137 and was part of the reason why I was pushing publisher John Morrow that we really should be reviewing their magazine output. After all, there are a lot of significant names in comicbooks but Shooter still holds the distinction […]

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The X-Files: The Official Collection Volume 1: The Agents, The Bureau And The Syndicate (magazine review).

January 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The X-Files: The Official Collection Volume 1: The Agents, The Bureau And The Syndicate (magazine review).

‘The X-Files: The Official Collection Volume 1: The Agents, The Bureau And The Syndicate’ is first of a two volume reprint of material from Titan’s ‘The X-Files’ magazine that was released in the late 90s, uncannily released around the time of the new six episode series coming up at the end of this month. The […]

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