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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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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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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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RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

‘RetroFan’ covers have been in the TwoMorrows promotion literature for some time. Unlike their more comicbook-orientated magazines, this one focuses on TV and merchandise of not only super-heroes but also anything that would have ‘cult’ interest associated with it. So, if you’re been watching TV since the 1960s and much of American product has appeared […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Four (magazine review)

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Four    (magazine review)

I always look forward to receiving the ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ and this one had an extra feature. Half of it was printed upside down! Which half depends on how you pick it up. I read 47 pages and came to a double page spread, after which there were another 47 pages the other way up. […]

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Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

June 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

The Neal Adams cover alone for Back Issue # 45 should be its own selling point. In his editorial, Mike Eury points out that the picture was originally intended for the Warner Bros retail shops before the company dropped them. As the title says, what we have in this edition is the various odd couples […]

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Wonder Woman 1984 (DC movie news).

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman 1984 (DC movie news).

Just got the inside gen on the next Wonder Woman movie, Wonder Woman 1984. Please, please let there be a tornado whirl costume change! The film jumps us from the World War One setting of the original and into the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen flick finds her facing a new foe: The Cheetah. Principal […]

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Stan Lee and Mark Hamill: interviewed together (video interview).

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stan Lee and Mark Hamill: interviewed together (video interview).

Stan Lee and Mark Hamill interviewed discussing their work on Season 5 of Marvel’s cartoon Avengers series, as well as cameos, villains, and Mark Hamill role as Arnim Zola as well as Stan Lee’s upcoming cameo in Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, coming Autumn 2018 on the Disney XD channel.

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Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

The Neal Adams cover alone for Back Issue # 45 should be its own selling point. In his editorial, Mike Eury points out that the picture was originally intended for the Warner Bros retail shops before the company dropped them. As the title says, what we have in this edition is the various odd couples […]

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