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Back Issue #64 (magazine review).

March 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #64 (magazine review).

The subject of Back Issue # 64 in 2003 was to look at the back-up strips in the various DC Comics titles. When sales dropped for the likes of ‘Green Lantern’, rather than let the characters lie dormant after cancellation, they were turned into 8 page back-up features in the likes of ‘The Flash’. Indeed, […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Eight (magazine review).

March 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Eight (magazine review).

Alongside a rundown of some of the content from this issue, I thought I’d try to give an insight into the ‘feel’ of ‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ for those who, like me, haven’t read it before. Handily, though this is the 25th anniversary issue, giving it a cool, metallic, Silver Surfer cover, there’s no indication […]

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The Superhero Symbol edited by Liam Burke, Ian Gordon & Angela Ndalianis (book review).

March 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Superhero Symbol edited by Liam Burke, Ian Gordon & Angela Ndalianis (book review).

I did wonder which or what ‘The Superhero Symbol’ actually was going to be covered. From the comicbook reader point of view, it’s the label on their chests to identify who they are or the kind of power they are. Nope! This is all about what the super-heroes represent to people at large. More symbolism […]

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Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray TV series).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray TV series).

I have to confess not to being sure how the Doom Patrol would transcribe from comicbook to TV series. The photographs make it pretty clear it would be a mix of the original team with Crazy Jane (actress Diane Guerrero) from a later grouping, so obviously had a dash of Grant Morrison in the mix. […]

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Black Widow movie rolled to … some time in the future (film news).

March 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Black Widow movie rolled to … some time in the future (film news).

The Marvel Black Widow movie has now sadly been put back to after the pandemic when the cinemas reopen and people feel safe enough to leave their houses … along with every other movie that wants to take more than $10 in its opening week. Breaking: #BlackWidow is officially delayed — Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) March […]

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Black Widow (final trailer).

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Black Widow (final trailer).

Black Widow is meant to be hitting cinemas on May 1st 2020 – willing to bet this film gets cancelled, though, as that should be peak pandemic time in the USA, by then. Maybe just a Chinese release, then? Here’s their ironic-named ‘final’ trailer.

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Harley Quinn (second season trailer).

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Harley Quinn (second season trailer).

DC Universe is bringing us the second season of their animated Harley Quinn-focused tomfoolery (as played by Kaley Cuoco). Harley Quinn has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. In this adult animated action-comedy series which also features Poison Ivy […]

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Alter Ego #163 March 2020 (magazine review).

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #163 March 2020 (magazine review).

TwoMorrows has a habit of showing its covers long before issue release. The cover of Alter Ego # 163 was quickly recognized by me as originally on the 1975 cover of Foom # 10, although not in full colour like this but in two shades. As an illustration, it is still a powerful piece and […]

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Modern Masters Volume Eighteen: John Romita, Jr. by George Khoury and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

March 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Eighteen: John Romita, Jr. by George Khoury and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

John Romita, Jr. has very big shoes to follow as his dad, John Romita, was already a famous artist at Marvel Comics and didn’t really want him to go into the industry because of the long hours and low pay at the time. There was also a little matter of nepotism as his mother, Virginia, […]

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Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

March 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

The Batman: Dark Detective 6-part mini-series was originally released in 2005. As pointed out while reviewing one of publisher TwoMorrows early issue of ‘Back Issue’ last month I discovered that this was the first time that writer Steve Englehart, artist Marshall Rogers and inker Terry Austin had been reunited on a Batman series since the […]

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