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Modern Masters Volume Seven: John Byrne by Jon B. Cooke and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

December 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Seven: John Byrne by Jon B. Cooke and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

Just to show I do buy occasionally, I pulled this softcover, a third edition from 2012 no less, of ‘Modern Masters Volume Seven: John Byrne’ by Jon B. Cooke and Eric Nolen-Weathington. As with all of this series of books, there are extensive interviews detailing the artist in question’s early life and love of art, […]

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Tokyo’s robot town! (J-life video).

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tokyo’s robot town! (J-life video).

Have you been to Tokyo’s robot town? No, me neither – but lucky for us, our man in Japan, John Daub, really does live in Japan and was a little bit too interested in visiting their giant Mobile Suit Gundam on display outside a supermarket. Heck, now that’s marketing!

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Star Wars Landspeeder – real vehicle build: UK’s Mad Modder at it again.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Landspeeder – real vehicle build: UK’s Mad Modder at it again.

The Mad Modder of the UK – aka Colin Furze – is only blooming at it again … this time, he’s building a real working Star Wars Landspeeder. Because, he can – okay?

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Shazam! (2019) (blu-ray film review).

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Shazam! (2019) (blu-ray film review).

I have to confess the three beginnings don’t make a lot of sense because no one is identified. The first choice by Shazam the wizard (actor Djimon Hounsou) doesn’t appear to be pure of heart. The young Billy Batson gets lost in a crowd at the fun fair when young and brought up in an […]

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Star Wars: how the Stormtrooper evolved (documentary).

November 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: how the Stormtrooper evolved (documentary).

A short video documentary looking at how the humble blaster-toting rubbish-shooting front-line of the Imperial Empire’s ground forces have evolved over the various Star Wars movies. Scout troopers, snow troopers, clone troopers, there’s a unique armoured goon for everyone in this scifi franchise.

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Japan’s best vending machine restaurant? (J-Life video).

November 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Japan’s best vending machine restaurant? (J-Life video).

Our man in Japan, Joe Hattab, visits what might just be Japan’s best vending machine restaurant, aka the Jihanki Shokudo Automat Diner inside Isesaki City. Because nothing says romantic like a machine re-heated burger for a couple of coins! Hmmm, tasty – and simultaneously odd and cool in the same bite. 

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The Mandalorian goes Spaghetti Western (spoof trailer).

November 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Mandalorian goes Spaghetti Western (spoof trailer).

If you like the new Star Wars live-action TV series, The Mandalorian, and think that it reminds you of some classic Spaghetti Westerns, then you’re not the only one – here is a spoof trailer for a Spaghetti Western version of The Mandalorian, created by Lance Krall in the same flavour as many a Sergio […]

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The Marvels Project: Birth Of The Super Heroes by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting (graphic novel review).

November 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Marvels Project: Birth Of The Super Heroes by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting (graphic novel review).

‘The Marvels Project’ was an original 8-part mini-series released and collected in this hardback. As it was originally released in 2010, it’s hard to say which of the various continuities of the Marvel Universe it currently belongs to. However, considering that it also includes the likes of the original vigilante 1940s Angel and other minor […]

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (they fly now? Clip).

November 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (they fly now? Clip).

Here’s a clip from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie – crikes, it must be Christmas, soon. This one looks rather pod-racer-ish, albeit with jet-pack stormtroopers added for extra aerial missed shots, presumably?

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Mac Raboy: Master Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

November 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mac Raboy: Master Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

Over the years of reading ‘Alter Ego’, I have seen the odd piece about Manuel ‘Mac’ Raboy’s comicbook work and especially a superb painted head rendition of Captain Marvel, Jr., which is also here so getting Roger Hill’s book, ‘Mac Raboy: Master Of The Comics’ should fill in all the gaps. As he reveals in […]

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