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Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit. https://eamonnmurphywriter.wordpress.com/welcome-2/

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 3 # 91 (magazine review).

July 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 3  # 91	(magazine review).

This is a particularly good issue of ‘On-Spec’, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic. The non-fiction is interesting but, as ever, it’s the fiction that makes it. ‘10 Thing I Know About Jesus’ by Stephen Popkes is narrated by a young lad who has been adopted by the eponymous hero of the tale. That Jesus […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7 by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Rich Buckler, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Dick Ayers, Joe Staton, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont and Steve Englehart (graphic novel review).

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7 by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Rich Buckler, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Dick Ayers, Joe Staton, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont and Steve Englehart (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7’ features stories from Fantastic Four # 138 through to Fantastic Four # 159 with a couple of ‘Giant-Size’ issues thrown in for good measure. Over 500 pages, as usual with ‘Essentials’, so good value at least so far as pages per pound/dollar/euro pint of yak milk or whatever currency you […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction July/Aug 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction July/Aug 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science-Fiction’ explores the opposite extremes of the fantasy genre in this issue with a nice mix of Science Fiction and fairy tales. Most of the stories fall into one category or the other, so we’ll start with the fantasy. ‘Heartsmith’s Daughters’ by Harry R. Campion is a fairy tale about […]

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The Simon and Kirby Library – Science Fiction by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Dave Gibbons (graphic novel review),

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Simon and Kirby Library – Science Fiction by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Dave Gibbons (graphic novel review),

‘The Simon and Kirby Library – Science Fiction’ another fine big themed collection of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from Titan Books, printed on high quality paper and lovingly restored. This one focuses on their Science Fiction work. The book is divided into decades and we are provided with stories, all very short, from the […]

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Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Antiagon Fire’ is the seventh book in ‘The Imager Portfolio. The first three books were about the rise to power of an imager named Rhennthyl. The fourth book and those following are a prequel which tell the story of Quaeryt and his rise from being a scholar and secret imager to commander of mighty conquering […]

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The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories Of Six Decades (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories Of Six Decades (book review).

The title says it all. This hefty volume collects stories from Robert Silverberg’s six decades in the business, having some from each ten year span. So without further ado… The 1950s segment kicks off with ‘Road To Nightfall’. There has been war for two decades and things are getting grim in New York. Katterson was […]

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Essential Thor Vol. 6 by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Vol. 6 by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Thor Vol. 6’ starts off with ‘Hercules Enraged’ from The Mighty Thor # 221 and ends with ‘The Flame And The Hammer’ from The Mighty Thor # 247. In between, there are plenty of pages of Marvel black and white action for a relatively small fee. ‘Hercules Enraged’ indulges in that slightly silly Marvel […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘From beyond the stars shall come the Overmind and he shall crush the universe.’ So goes an ancient prophecy steeped in Stan Lee hyperbole. Super-heroes used to save America, then the world and later the galaxy from some terrible menace. Now it’s the universe. This shows that Stan didn’t know how big the universe is. […]

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Essential Thor Volume 5 by Len Wein and Gerry Conway (graphic novel).

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Essential Thor Volume 5 by Len Wein and Gerry Conway (graphic novel).

This volume of ‘Essential Thor’ collects The Mighty Thor # 196-220, originally published between 1972-1974, according to the copyright notes. All the stories are written by Gerry Conway, who seems to have taken over a few of the company’s flagship titles after Stan Lee retired from active service. He also scripted ‘The Fantastic Four’ and […]

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Showcase Presents The Flash: Volume 1 by Robert Kanigher, John Broome, Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella (graphic novel review).

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents The Flash: Volume 1 by Robert Kanigher, John Broome, Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella (graphic novel review).

  ‘Showcase Presents The Flash: Volume 1’ has stories from Showcase # 4, 8, 13 and 14 and from Flash # 105-119. Apart from the special feature, see below, this takes us from 1956 to early 1961. Eisenhower was President, the dollar was worth something, America was the world’s creditor and, apart from a few […]

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