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Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon by Ian Gordon (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon by Ian Gordon  (book review)

As Ian Gordon’s book title, ‘Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon’, reveals, he is interested in the longevity of the world’s most famous alien immigrant, the Man Of Steel. He points out from the start that Superman’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were guided by editorial management. More so with Siegel as the […]

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TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter (book review)

August 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter  (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting when I spotted ‘The Color Of Pixar’ by Tia Kratter in the advance list from Abrams/Chronicle. With only a brief introduction by John Lasseter, Kratter explains her role at Pixar was in selecting the colours and textures that were used in the company’s films. Basically, this is […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchine (CD review)

July 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchine  (CD review)

What we have here is ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’ which was released on Audio CD on the 7th of July 2017. It is another fine composition by Michael Giacchine who also composed the music for the film ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’. That soundtrack had a bleak if not dysfunctional start […]

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Double Vision: A Tale Of Two Whiteys : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

July 30, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Double Vision: A Tale Of Two Whiteys  :    a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

‘Now, Whitey, what you see?’ ‘Everything looks fuzzy.’ ‘Close one eye?’ ‘Which one?’ ‘Not fussy, there’s only a choice of two, dontchaknow?’ ‘Right. I’ll choose right.’ ‘Now what you see?’ ‘Everything looks, like, normal.’ ‘Switch eyes…open right and close left. Now whatchasee?’ ‘It looks…not like normal. Like no one’s cleaned in a week. Smelly. An […]

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Who Was That Masked Man? : an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Who Was That Masked Man?  :  an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

For the super-hero or even the super-villain come to that, if you don’t want anyone to recognise you in civvies, then a disguise is essential. A few are content to go bare-faced, convinced that a change in posture and glasses and speech are sufficient. For the others, it has to be a cowl and/or mask. […]

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Future Shock: The Story Of 2000AD (Blu-ray review)

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Future Shock: The Story Of 2000AD    (Blu-ray review)

Britain was troubled in the late 70s. The unions were on strike and dead bodies were piling up in the streets or was it garbage? There were power cuts when the coal miners stopped work and industry became even less industrious than usual as the lights went out. In desperation, the public voted Margaret Thatcher […]

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Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer (book review)

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer   (book review)

I did think ‘Three By Laumer’ was an odd choice for a book title until I checked and back in 1967, he had a book out called ‘Nine By Laumer’. I read some of Keith Laumer’s ‘Retief’ books in my youth from the library and found him to be a writer with buccaneer playfulness. If […]

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Back Issue # 98 August 2017 (magazine review)

July 29, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Back Issue # 98 August 2017  (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to DC Comics material with an enormous 21 pages devoted to their 50 issue ‘Secret Origins’ title by John Wells and, more importantly, at the end which characters and teams never made it in time before the title was cancelled. A real memory stirrer. It’s also a strong […]

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Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide by Paul Dudbridge (book review)

July 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide by Paul Dudbridge (book review)

When I saw this book, ‘Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide’ by Paul Dudbridge, I did wonder at the proximity of having another film production book from Michael Wiese Productions so soon after the last on the subject. Then again, like artbooks, you can never have too many which Dudbridge also asserts at the […]

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino (CD review)

July 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
War For The Planet Of The Apes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino (CD review)

The original motion picture soundtrack for the film ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ is, as the name might suggest, the film’s original music composed by the very talented Michael Giacchino. He’s a very busy person writing music for film’s TV show’s and video games. I say busy as I just noticed he also […]

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