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Alter Ego #152 May 2018 (magazine review).

April 18, 2018 | By | 4 Replies More
Alter Ego #152 May 2018 (magazine review).

I have to confess that I have never heard of Larry Ivie (1936-2014) until now. However, reading Sandy Plunkett’s extended article here, Ivie was one of the founding American comicbook historians, developing writing and art skills, the latter of which can be seen growing over the feature. He was also the chap to go to […]

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2000AD Prog 2076 (e-mag review).

April 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2076 (e-mag review).

The latest weekly instalment of Thrill Power is out now in 2000AD Prog 2076. ‘Judge Dredd: Flaws’ (Part One) opens the issue. Higson Plaza is a divided community with one block supporting law enforcement and the other block bitterly resenting them. Sometimes, they fight. Reporter Mo Malik is more interested in a good story than […]

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Kevin Smith to Stan Lee: let’s be roomies.

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kevin Smith to Stan Lee: let’s be roomies.

Marvel creator Stan Lee has supposedly been living in rather bad conditions in his elder years claims the Hollywood Reporter article over at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/stan-lee-needs-a-hero-elder-abuse-claims-a-battle-aging-marvel-creator-1101229 – so it’s heartening to note that filmmaker Kevin Smith of Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks-fame has responded to the sad news by asking Stan to move […]

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2000AD Prog 2075 (e-mag review).

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2075 (e-mag review).

It’s not easy reviewing a weekly comic! The next one arrives before you draw breath from the last one and you have to go again. Here’s a quick update on the stories in this issue. Some are on-going and a couple are one-shots. ‘Judge Dredd: The Death Watch’ is a one shot. The Chronos 5000, […]

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The Legion by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (graphic novel review).

April 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Legion by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (graphic novel review).

Now for those who want to be confused, this version of the Legion Of Super-Heroes appears to be an advancement of the Mark Waid re-birth from 1994-2004, just in case you’re buying this one after the ‘Legionnaires’ book I reviewed a couple days ago. This version by writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning becomes much […]

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Legionnaires TP Book One by Tom McGraw, Tom Peyer, Mark Waid, Stuart Immonen, Lee Moder and Jeffrey Mot (graphic novel review).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Legionnaires TP Book One by Tom McGraw, Tom Peyer, Mark Waid, Stuart Immonen, Lee Moder and Jeffrey Mot (graphic novel review).

In the introduction, writer Mark Waid points out that after John Byrne rewrote Superman’s history, removing his junior time-travelling adventures, it stranded the 30th century where the Legion Of Super-Heroes existed whose tales were so intermeshed with Superboy. I’m surprised the pocket universe aspect didn’t work, more so as the 52 realities of the DC […]

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2000AD Prog 2074 (e-mag review).

March 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2074 (e-mag review).

All new stories started in the last extra large issue of ‘2000AD’ and they continue in this one, though it’s back to the standard 32 pages. It’s hard to cope with more Thrill-Power than that every week anyway, so no complaints. It’s worth scanning the background summaries on page 2 of the magazine to get […]

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2000AD Prog 2073 (e-mag review).

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2073 (e-mag review).

Here’s a special extra large edition of ‘’2000AD’ that costs an extra pound. But it’s worth it and with all new stories starting up, albeit with old characters, this would be a good time to ‘jump onboard the galaxy’s greatest comic, Earthlets’ as the cover blurb rightly states. First up is Judge Dredd with a […]

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2000AD Prog 2072 (emag review).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2072 (emag review).

In this issue‘2000AD’, most of the continuing stories reach a conclusion, albeit with the main characters left alive for the next yarn. Judge Lola is possessed by an alien spirit that intends to let its companions take over other bodies and only Judge Dredd and Judge Lamia can stop it. This is the conclusion and […]

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Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

Here’s the latest ‘Judge Dredd Megazine’ featuring several episodes of on-going stories. Whereas ‘2000AD’ tends to give you five or six-page episodes, the bigger Meg has space for ten or twelve thrill-powered pages at a time as well as some text articles. One advantage of the anthology system of serials in British comics is that […]

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