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The Galactus Trilogy: a comic-book retrospective (video).

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Galactus Trilogy: a comic-book retrospective (video).

Ed and Jim sit down for a deep dive into The Galactus Trilogy – the 1966 Marvel three-issue comic-book tale that appeared in Fantastic Four #48-50. Written, plotted and drawn by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, it introduced the characters Galactus and the Silver Surfer for the very first time. Jack Kirby said of it, […]

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Suicide Squad Vol. 6: The Secret History Of Task Force X by Rob Williams, Barnaby Bagenda, Eleonora Carlini, Philippe Briones and Scot Eaton (graphic novel review).

April 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad Vol. 6: The Secret History Of Task Force X by Rob Williams, Barnaby Bagenda, Eleonora Carlini, Philippe Briones and Scot Eaton (graphic novel review).

The title of the sixth volume of Suicide Squad, ‘The Secret History Of Task Force X’ is a bit of a misnomer as it’s not the current team but the original team as led by Rick Flagg, the grandfather of his recently deceased grandson. With two threats at the same time, Amanda Waller has to […]

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Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!: 2000AD & Judge Dredd: The Secret History by Pat Mills (book review).

April 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!: 2000AD & Judge Dredd: The Secret History by Pat Mills (book review).

‘Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!’ was the catchphrase of the villain Torquemada in ‘Nemesis The Warlock’, a Pat Mills series and is also the title for this history of the creation of ‘2000AD’, a British comic of some renown. Mills admits from the start that this is his truth, a popular conception today and that […]

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The Incal: when European comic-books got good? (video).

April 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Incal: when European comic-books got good? (video).

It’s time to get into The Incal, the French graphic novel series written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and illustrated by Jean Giraud. It originally appeared in the Métal Hurlant magazine (Heavy Metal) and introduced Jodorowsky’s ‘Metabarons’ universe. The tale is set in the city of a backwater world in a human-dominated galactic empire, where the Bergs, […]

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Suicide Squad Vol. 5: Kill Your Darlings by Rob Williams, Guz Vazquez, Agustin Pailla, Juan Ferreyra, Giuseppe Cafaro and Adriano Lucas (graphic novel review).

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad Vol. 5: Kill Your Darlings by Rob Williams, Guz Vazquez, Agustin Pailla, Juan Ferreyra, Giuseppe Cafaro and Adriano Lucas (graphic novel review).

The reprints of Suicide Squad # 20-25 in this ‘Suicide Squad Vol. 5: Kill Your Darlings’ has a total change of artists. An unfortunate consequence being the first artist, so not giving names, putting Amanda Waller on a diet. Thankfully, in later issues, she does gain some of her weight back. I suspect any art […]

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Suicide Squad Vol. 4: Earthlings On Fire by Rob Williams, Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea, Neil Edwards, Stjepan Sejic and Tomen Morey (graphic novel review).

March 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad Vol. 4: Earthlings On Fire by Rob Williams, Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea, Neil Edwards, Stjepan Sejic and Tomen Morey (graphic novel review).

Amanda Waller certainly knows how to play with the devil. While she’s keeping Lex Luthor busy by having a drink with him in his penthouse, her Suicide Squad are in his vault looking for a particular item and getting in the way of its guards. Oddly, had she asked or rather accepted the small wrapped […]

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Jim Starlin’s ‘Hulk Versus Thing’ graphic-novel (retrospective: video).

March 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jim Starlin’s ‘Hulk Versus Thing’ graphic-novel (retrospective: video).

Jim and Ed bring you a retrospective of the ‘Hulk Versus Thing’ graphic-novel from the creative minds – and hands – of Bernie Wrightson and Jim Starlin, in this twenty minute-long video. 

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Elektra Assassin by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz (comic-book retrospective: video).

March 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Elektra Assassin by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz (comic-book retrospective: video).

Ed and Jim bring us a retrospective on the classic comic-book that is the Daredevil special Elektra Assassin, by the very talented Frank Miller and art legend Bill Sienkiewicz.

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The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

March 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

‘The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime’ is another fine volume in the Titan books series collecting old works by these stars of Golden Age comics. Most readers will be more familiar with Kirby’s super-hero stuff, but super-heroes were not as popular in the era after World War II and creators turned to other genres. As […]

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Fighting American: The Ties That Bind by Gordon Rennie and Andie Tong (graphic novel review).

March 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fighting American: The Ties That Bind by Gordon Rennie and Andie Tong (graphic novel review).

The story of Simon and Kirby’s Fighting American and Speedboy in the 21st century continues in this second volume, ‘Fighting American: The Ties That Bind’. At the end of the last book, Chaos Boy revealed that he had sent an assortment of Professor Dyle Twister’s deadly weapons to every nutcase and whack-job he could find […]

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