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Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

I’m beginning to feel old when I say you have to be a certain age to remember British comicbook Don Lawrence (1928-2003). If I say ‘The Trigan Empire’, you should suddenly say, ‘Oh, that’s the artist’, then you should make the connection. Looking at his career in this third special from The Book Palace, ‘Don […]

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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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Visions Of The Future In Comics edited by Franceso-Alessio Ursini, Adan Mahmutović and Frank Bramlett (book review).

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Visions Of The Future In Comics edited by Franceso-Alessio Ursini, Adan Mahmutović and Frank Bramlett (book review).

Sometimes, picking out books for review merely on title doesn’t necessarily know quite what or how the subject matter is covered. Whatever section of our genre we choose, Science Fiction will always have some sort of different future to what we expect, so why should we expect anything different in comicbook realities? There are lots […]

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Doctor Who: Land Of The Blind by Scott Gray, Dan Abnett, Lee Sullivan, Martin Geraghty, Graten Roberts & Nick Briggs (graphic novel review).

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Land Of The Blind by Scott Gray, Dan Abnett, Lee Sullivan, Martin Geraghty, Graten Roberts & Nick Briggs (graphic novel review).

After being off the air for four years, ‘Doctor Who Monthly’ changed its approach to its traditional comic-strip which, at the time, were continuing the adventures of the Seventh Doctor and often tied into the range of Virgin ‘New Adventures’ stories. With Virgin about to debut the ‘Missing Adventures’, it was time to dip the […]

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The Originals – The Essential Edition by Dave Gibbons (graphic novel review).

July 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Originals – The Essential Edition by Dave Gibbons (graphic novel review).

Dave Gibbons’ has been one of the most prominent names in sequential art history. He was a regular contributor to ‘2000AD’ since Prog 1 (co-creating ‘Rogue Trooper’, 4 years later) and an important part of ‘Doctor Who Weekly/Monthly’ working as its lead artist for many years from the magazine’s inception. Most famously, his aesthetic, which […]

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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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The Furnace: A Graphic Novel Paperback by Prentis Rollins (graphic novel review).

July 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Furnace: A Graphic Novel Paperback by Prentis Rollins (graphic novel review).

‘The Furnace’ by Prentiss Rollins opens with learned physicist Doctor Walton Honderich on a plane to New York with his wife, Piper, and his daughter, Clara. He’s depressed and drinking too much because to have a child in this world is to live in constant fear. Along with that, he has guilt. Soon after arrival, […]

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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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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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Comic Book Creator #17 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

June 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #17 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

It should hardly come as a surprise to seeing the cover of Comic Book Creator # 17 that the key subject is Wallace Allan Wood, occasionally called Wally, which he detested, preferring to be called Woody. From a British perspective, we tend to shorten forenames as a sign of endearment but some names tend to […]

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