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The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero by Kevin Patrick (book review).

July 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero by Kevin Patrick (book review).

I thought with Kevin Patrick’s book, ‘The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero’, I would be on home territory. I even wrote an article about ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ back in my comic fandom days pointing out how much the Batman was an urban version of him, more so as the Phantom pre-dates him by three […]

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Doctor Who: The Triple Knife And Other Doctor Who Stories by Jenny T. Colgan (book review).

July 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Triple Knife And Other Doctor Who Stories by Jenny T. Colgan (book review).

‘The Triple Knife And Other Doctor Who Stories’ is a collection of stories by Jenny T. Colgan already published elsewhere. If you already have these stories you may not want to purchase them again but this book will make a nice gift for a younger reader who may be inspired to write themselves. The Triple […]

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Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Deadpool Reloaded by Fabian Niceieza, Joe Kelly, Daniel Way, et al. (graphic novel review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Deadpool Reloaded by Fabian Niceieza, Joe Kelly, Daniel Way, et al.	(graphic novel review).

‘The Definitive Deadpool Reloaded’, the ‘Reloaded’ part meaning it’s another collection, so even more ‘Definitive’ then before, is something of a cheat. It should really be called ‘the Definitive Cable’. Sadly for the futuristic, time travelling, funny-eyed son of Cyclops, he’s not as famous as the ‘merc with a mouth’. So, unless recent hit film […]

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Torchwood: Believe by Guy Adams (CD review).

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Believe by Guy Adams (CD review).

The boys and girls are back in town and this is Torchwood as you knew and loved it before it got all complicated and deep. This is Torchwood before the cull. Everyone loves a new religion and the latest is out of this world. It’s inevitable that Torchwood has to get involved as there might […]

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Doctor Who: Land Of The Blind by Scott Gray, Dan Abnett, Lee Sullivan, Martin Geraghty, Graten Roberts & Nick Briggs (graphic novel review).

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Land Of The Blind by Scott Gray, Dan Abnett, Lee Sullivan, Martin Geraghty, Graten Roberts & Nick Briggs (graphic novel review).

After being off the air for four years, ‘Doctor Who Monthly’ changed its approach to its traditional comic-strip which, at the time, were continuing the adventures of the Seventh Doctor and often tied into the range of Virgin ‘New Adventures’ stories. With Virgin about to debut the ‘Missing Adventures’, it was time to dip the […]

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Doctor Who season 11 trailer.

July 15, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who season 11 trailer.

Here’s the first trailer for the Doctor Who season 11 season, featuring Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor (that we know about, at any rate). This one is getting the team together. Looking good. Wonder if there will be some Missy vs Docy action in the next series, too? Surely!

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Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View, by various (book review).

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View, by various (book review).

Alan Dean Foster started it all with ‘Splinter In The Mind’s Eye’. After ghost-writing the original Star Wars novelisation and before the idea of a ‘franchise’ was even born, he crafted a follow-on story for Luke Skywalker and co. that involved Darth Vader, mysterious force amplifying crystals and a rather-unfortunate-in-hindsight kiss between Luke and Leia. […]

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Alter Ego #153 July 2018 (magazine review).

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #153 July 2018 (magazine review).

Fabulous Flo Steinberg died last July at the tender age of 78, missing out on the ‘Alter Ego’ devoted to her presence in Marvel Comics first 5 years back in the 1960s. Neither an artist or writer, she was employed as Stan Lee’s secretary but, these days, she would be closer to an office manager […]

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Back Issue #105 July 2018 (magazine review).

July 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #105 July 2018 (magazine review).

It should hardly come as a surprise looking at this edition of ‘Back Issue’ that the subject is martial arts characters in the comicbooks. The major influence of this obviously being a certain Bruce Lee. As the opening article is about ‘Shang-Chi, Master Of Kung Fu’ that shouldn’t be surprising as he looked more like […]

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Mortal Engines (behind the scenes video).

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mortal Engines (behind the scenes video).

A glance behind the curtain for the upcoming Peter Jackson movie ‘Mortal Engines‘ – based on the YA steampunk book of the same name by writer Philip Reeve. Here’s the film’s official blurb … Thousands of years after civilisation was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has […]

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