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Cyberpunk 2077 – Original Score by P.T. Adamczyk, Paul Leonard-Morgan and Marcin Przybylowicz (computer game soundtrack review).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cyberpunk 2077 – Original Score by P.T. Adamczyk, Paul Leonard-Morgan and Marcin Przybylowicz (computer game soundtrack review).

This is a review of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’s soundtrack, not the licensed songs that you can listen to on the game’s radio and which have been released separately as two ‘Cyberpunk 2077: Radio’ albums. Also, I’m going to stay out of any discussion of the game’s production issues and eventual release state as we’re only here […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Nine (magazine review).

December 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Nine (magazine review).

This is my second issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’, TwoMorrows Publishing’s regular dive into the life and legacy of Marvel and DC visionary Jack Kirby and I’m beginning to see how each issue fits together. The Kirby comic explored this issue is one I’d never heard of, ‘OMAC’ (One Man Army Corp), an interesting SF […]

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Randolph The Reindeer by Sean Patrick O’Reilly and David Alvarez (e-comic review).

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Randolph The Reindeer by Sean Patrick O’Reilly and David Alvarez (e-comic review).

Over 54 pages which alternate between big, bold text and cartoony art, ‘Randolph The Reindeer’ tells a story of learning to listen to others. Randolph takes part in the Reindeer Games but messes up by being arrogant and going too quickly, then takes someone on a sleigh ride and goes too fast there as well. […]

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Sharing A House With The Never-Ending Man (15 Years At Studio Ghibli) by Steve Alpert (book review).

November 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sharing A House With The Never-Ending Man (15 Years At Studio Ghibli) by Steve Alpert (book review).

Studio Ghibli has produced some of Japan’s most popular anime, with probably their most well-known film, ‘Spirited Away’, earning ¥30.4 billion, making it the highest grossing film in Japanese history. So for anime fans a book written from inside the generally secretive ‘Japanese Disney’ is definitely of interest. To make things clear from the outset, […]

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Penultiman #1 by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson (e-comicbook review).

October 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Penultiman #1 by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson (e-comicbook review).

Penultiman originally appeared in the one-shot anthology, ‘Steel Cage’, which the publishers Ahoy Comics have handily placed on-line for free although you now have to pay via its Amazon connection. However, you don’t desperately need to read it before taking on # 1 because it lays everything about the character out extremely clearly and, spoiler […]

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Marvel’s Avengers: Original Videogame Soundtrack for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam by Bobby Tahouri (soundtrack review).

October 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Avengers: Original Videogame Soundtrack for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam by Bobby Tahouri (soundtrack review).

Videogame soundtracks usually need to blend two types of music: fixed length tracks, such as might play during a game’s cinematics, and looping tracks that play during gameplay. Each track of this second type will have an intro and outro but can then play the body of the track forever, allowing it to work for […]

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Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

I try not to look at online discussions around the books I’m reviewing because I want to give my opinion unbiased by any politics or critical consensus. That said, even the most cursory search for ‘Seven Devils’ shows that it’s difficult for some people to separate the book’s premise from its content, so I’m going […]

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Princess Of Blood (Book 2 of The God Fragments) by The God Fragments (book review).

August 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Princess Of Blood (Book 2 of The God Fragments) by The God Fragments (book review).

I reviewed ‘Stranger Of Tempest’, book one of Tom Lloyd’s ‘The God Fragments’ trilogy, back in March (https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/stranger-of-tempest-book-one-of-the-god-fragments-by-tom-lloyd-book-review/), noting that it was a fast paced chase through an intriguing world only slightly let down by taking way too long for the protagonist, Lynx, to actually want something. Book two of the trilogy ‘Princess Of Blood’ […]

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The Wrong Earth Vol. 1 by Tom Peyer and Jamal Igle (graphic novel review).

July 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Wrong Earth Vol. 1 by Tom Peyer and Jamal Igle (graphic novel review).

‘The Dragonfly And Dragonflyman’ comicbook series revolve around the idea of there being two similar dragonfly themed heroes, one on Earth Alpha, a Silver Age world of colourful villains and ‘biff!’ punch effects and the other on Earth Omega, a dark noir world of blood and corruption. I reviewed the ‘Dragonfly And Dragonflyman’ graphic novel […]

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Dragonfly And Dragonflyman written by Tom Peyer, art by Peter Krause and Russ Braun (graphic novel review).

June 16, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Dragonfly And Dragonflyman written by Tom Peyer, art by Peter Krause and Russ Braun (graphic novel review).

‘Dragonfly And Dragonflyman’ features a pair of alternate Earths, Earth-Alpha and Earth-Omega, each of which includes a Dragonfly themed super-hero and his teenage sidekick, Stinger. Dragonfly’s world is written and drawn with the darkness of ‘Watchmen’ or ‘The Dark Knight,’ while Dragonflyman’s is a homage to Silver Age comics, with bold colours and ‘pow!’ sound […]

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