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Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (book review).

June 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (book review).

The biggest problem with Brian Cremins’ book, ‘Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia’ was discovering that there was just over 18 pages of footnotes at the back of the book with details that needed to be looked up when reading. I know this is a bugbear of mine but surely if the information is […]

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Back Issue #112 June 2019 (magazine review).

May 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #112 June 2019 (magazine review).

In a weird quirk of fate, I had Back Issue # 113 a few days before # 112. The problem with faulty time travel machines. As you can tell from the cover, the opening piece focuses on the Gerry Conway/Al Milgrom created character Firestorm. There are interviews with them and practically most of the other […]

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Alter Ego #158 May 2019 (magazine review).

May 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #158 May 2019 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Alter Ego’ focuses on writer William Woolfolk. He worked not only on the original Captain Marvel but was prolific on other comicbooks as well. His original intension was as a novel writer but when fellow writer Seymour Reit, whom he thought had sold out to writing comics, pointed out he was […]

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Powerless: A Superhero Novel: Volume 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

May 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Powerless: A Superhero Novel: Volume 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

Despite the rise in the number of novels and stories involving supernatural creatures such as vampires, werewolves and angels, there is still a fascination for the super-hero. I am sure there is no-one who has not wished at some time or another to have some power that is unique to us. That power may be […]

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Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

You know how it is. A new issue of ‘Back Issue’ arrives, ahead of # 112 which arrived a couple days later, and instead of just reading the opening article, I ended up reading 20 pages in my first sitting. As the cover shows, this issue covers the 1989 ‘Batman’ film and it’s hard to […]

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Super-vised (superhero movie).

May 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Super-vised (superhero movie).

Actors Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges star in this caped-comedy effort, Supervised, featuring a group of elderly superheroes who are reluctantly spending the final years of their twilight in a nursing home in Ireland. It’s been specifically designed to cope with their slightly waning powers, of course, When ex-cape Ray (Tom Berenger) suspects foul play […]

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Batwoman (TV series: first trailer).

May 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batwoman (TV series: first trailer).

Kate Kane (aka Ruby Rose) hits the streets of Gotham as Batwoman in the TV series of the same name, now that the big Bat has gone missing, retired and generally vanished. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a dark knight, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing […]

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – 6th season opener (trailer).

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – 6th season opener (trailer).

Here’s the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season six opener, in which the action seems rather space-based. Hey, where’s the Guardians of the Galaxy when you need them?

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Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

The long titled ‘Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z’ is the 6th book in Abrams ‘Block Books’. It is literally a block book with card pages, a couple of which fold out. Although the bumf says it’s for all ages, it is really designed for your youngest sprogs as the […]

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Watchmen (HBO TV series: trailer) (2019).

May 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (HBO TV series: trailer) (2019).

Here’s the first trailer for the much anticipated HBO Watchmen TV series, with Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt and Ozymandias, plus Don Johnson as Chief Judd. This one looks to have its own plot distinct from the original graphic novel, even if it does share many of the same characters. Given the age of Ozymandias, […]

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