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David Prowse, Darth Vader actor, dies at 85 (news).

November 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
David Prowse, Darth Vader actor, dies at 85 (news).

More sad news arrives – actor David Prowse has passed away at 85. David played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (although the character’s voice was of course done by James Earl Jones – David himself had a broad Somerset accent which anyone outside of the UK struggled to follow). He also appeared as the […]

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The Hawk And The Dove: The Silver Age (1968-1969) by Steve Skeates, Gil Kane, Neal Adams and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

November 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Hawk And The Dove: The Silver Age (1968-1969) by Steve Skeates, Gil Kane, Neal Adams and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

I remember when ‘The Hawk And The Dove’ comic first came out in the late 1960s and us kids were keen to see what Steve Ditko would produce in the post-Spider-Man age. I also remember being disappointed, but I was only eight and had simple tastes. When I came across this cheap e-book I was […]

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Draw! #16 Fall 2008 (magazine review).

November 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #16 Fall 2008 (magazine review).

As you should spot from the cover of Draw! # 16, the main comicbook artist interviewed is Howard Chaykin, giving a bit of his history, his apprenticeship with four significant key artists and showing how he draws. His layouts are literally stick figures and he confessed that he relies on the inking stage to sort […]

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The Mandalorian: season two, chapter 13, The Jedi (review).

November 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Mandalorian: season two, chapter 13, The Jedi (review).

This is the spoiler heavy review of The Mandalorian: season two, chapter 13, The Jedi, from Alex, so only watch if you’re fully caught up with all that is good in the world of live-action Star Wars TV series. 

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Star Trek Discovery: season 3, episode 8, The Sanctuary (trailer).

November 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery: season 3, episode 8, The Sanctuary (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for Star Trek Discovery: season 3, episode 8, aka The Sanctuary. After visiting the newly renamed planet of Vulcan (Ni’Var, wasn’t it?), it looks like the Discovery are on their way to locate the ground zero planet responsible for The Burn. Space criminals may be on hand to ensure this isn’t a […]

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Star Trek Discovery: 3rd season, episode 7: Unification III (review).

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery: 3rd season, episode 7: Unification III (review).

Here’s a review of Star Trek Discovery‘s 3rd season, episode 7: Unification III. This is the one with the far-future Vulcans, who look like they have fully merged with the Romulans, now.

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Back Issue #70 February 2014 (magazine review).

November 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #70 February 2014 (magazine review).

Contrary to the look of the cover of Back Issue # 70, the focus isn’t on Wolverine but the Incredible Hulk, focusing primarily on his own title from the 1970s and the longevity of Herb Trimpe and Sal Buscema runs on the title as Jarrod Buttery relates ol’ greenskin’s history. I’m glad the page from […]

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Doctor Who: Jack is Back for Christmas special (TV news).

November 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Jack is Back for Christmas special (TV news).

Captain Jack Harkness (aka actor John Barrowman) is returning for the upcoming 2020 Christmas Special of scifi TV series Doctor Who. The Captain left viewers reeling in the series 12 episode, Fugitive of the Judoon, when he made a brief surprise appearance with a warning for Yaz, Ryan and Graham to pass on to the […]

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The Mandalorian: season two, episode 4: The Siege (review).

November 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Mandalorian: season two, episode 4: The Siege (review).

Here’s a review of The Mandalorian: season two, episode 4: The Siege, where Mando agrees to help two old friends clear out a supposedly semi-abandoned Imperial fortress of a few hold-outs, but things go south quickly as major secrets are revealed! Oh, and little baby Yoda snacks on some nasty blue cookies. Bless.

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Alter Ego #102 June 2011 (magazine review).

November 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #102 June 2011 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ from 2011 focuses on the Green Lanterns and as editor Roy Thomas points out, there were two creators involved with the Alan Scott version and another three creators for the Hal Jordan version, each adding something to the creation. I’d forgotten that Alan Scott was originally going to be called […]

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