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The Martian Job (NewCon Press Novellas Set 3 Book 1) by Jaine Fenn   (book review)

The Martian Job (NewCon Press Novellas Set 3 Book 1) by Jaine Fenn (book review)

‘If you’re listening to this, I’m dead.’ That’s the dramatic message Lizzie Choi receives on a chip from her brother Shiv on Mars and the start to her exciting adventure. Ms. Choi works as an administrator for Mister Lau at Everlight, a large Chinese corporation, and she’s good at her job. Her personal life is […]

August 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition by J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth  (graphic novel review)

Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition by J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth (graphic novel review)

I remember reading some of J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth’s ‘Moonshadow’ back in the late 1980s, more really for the unique latter’s watercolours than the story itself. Reading it today, I’m not sure if I’ve changed my mind. In the introduction, DeMatthis pointed out he wanted to do something away from super-heroes and his […]

August 7, 2020 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Gundam: life-size giant robot tested (video).

Gundam: life-size giant robot tested (video).

Here’s a video of the testing of a life-size giant robot Gundam at Gundam Factory Yokohama – an amusement center themed after the Gundam franchise. The original anime created by Yoshiyuki Tomino began on April 7, 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam, a TV series featuring giant robots – aka mobile suits – in a militaristic […]

July 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles (new Netflix cartoon based on Usagi Yojimbo comic-book).

Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles (new Netflix cartoon based on Usagi Yojimbo comic-book).

Netflix are developing a new animated series, Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles, based on the 35-year-old comic book, Usagi Yojimbo. Are they going furry? Oh yes! The series takes place in the far future, set in a world that mixes modern high-tech images with classic Japanese references. It follows the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent […]

July 19, 2020 | By | Reply More

TV

Raised by Wolves (new Ridley Scott HBO science fiction TV series: trailer).

Raised by Wolves (new Ridley Scott HBO science fiction TV series: trailer).

Raised by Wolves is another new science fiction TV series created from Ridley Scott first streaming on HBO Max on September 3rd 2020. This one is set after a war has ruined Earth, and a bunch of frozen embryos are sent on a slow-ship ark to a marginally habitable colony world to ensure humanity continues. […]

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The Boys: season two (Amazon Prime superhero TV series) trailer.

The Boys: season two (Amazon Prime superhero TV series) trailer.

Here’s the second season trailer for Amazon’s superhero TV series, The Boys, an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark […]

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – Aug 2020:  No one is ever served by poor leadership.

Editorial – Aug 2020: No one is ever served by poor leadership.

Hello everyone I end comment on last month’s editorial that it was getting increasingly impossible to satirise our current world situation was increased this month with the Russians cyber-attacking to discover the progress in western research into covid-19. Countries or rather world-leaders are acting to stereotypical type. The difference between reality and fiction seems to […]

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Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay gets real (mods).

Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay gets real (mods).

If you like Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay, then prepare to bow down before the Emperor of the field, one Jeremy Chang, an Engineering student who has put his skills to good use.

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Aliens: gods or invaders? (science documentary: video).

Aliens: gods or invaders? (science documentary: video).

This science panel asks are we alone in this vast universe? Some think that’s highly unlikely. With new technologies joining the search, NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which raises the vital question: And then what? Will the news inspire jubilation, despair, or fear? Will aliens be seen […]

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mars, here we come (science news).

Mars, here we come (science news).

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth. Humanity’s most sophisticated rover launched with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape […]

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Books

The Martian Job (NewCon Press Novellas Set 3 Book 1) by Jaine Fenn   (book review)

The Martian Job (NewCon Press Novellas Set 3 Book 1) by Jaine Fenn (book review)

‘If you’re listening to this, I’m dead.’ That’s the dramatic message Lizzie Choi receives on a chip from her brother Shiv on Mars and the start to her exciting adventure. Ms. Choi works as an administrator for Mister Lau at Everlight, a large Chinese corporation, and she’s good at her job. Her personal life is […]

August 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Maxwell Parrish by Coy Ludiwick   (book review)

Maxwell Parrish by Coy Ludiwick (book review)

The name ‘Maxwell Parrish’ kept popping up in The Book Palace’s ‘Illustrators’ magazine and even in one of TwoMorrows magazines recently and stuck in my head to investigate. One point that is always raised is that when Parrish approached Howard Pyle for art education, he told him there was nothing he could teach him. With […]

August 5, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Back Issue # 40 May 2010   (magazine review)

Back Issue # 40 May 2010 (magazine review)

This fortieth early edition of ‘Back Issue’ is edited by Mike Eury’s cat, Miss Edgewood, as the topic is feline super-heroes. Each with varying success, depending on their character as much as motif. DC Comics first African-American Vixen survived their implosion but was ultimately a team player. I’m not sure if I liked her big […]

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Draw! #10 Spring 2005 (magazine review).

Draw! #10 Spring 2005 (magazine review).

Following on from my previous review of ‘Draw!’, we have the next issue, # 10. The opening interview is with comicbook artist Ron Garney. He recounts being mentored by Mike Zeck and the importance of getting an illustration right before moving on for neo-artists. There are also some rather telling demonstrations of getting thumbnail pages […]

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