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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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The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear vol. 2 by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas (graphic novel review).

May 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear vol. 2 by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas (graphic novel review).

‘The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear’ is the follow-up volume to ‘The Silent Invasion: Red Shadows’ and continues the adventures of Matt Sinkage, ace reporter. If you want to read ‘Red Shadows’ then stop here because spoilers are inevitable. In that book, Matt Sinkage investigated UFOs but was blocked in his efforts by a secret […]

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Zero Hour: Crisis In Time by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway (graphic novel review).

May 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Zero Hour: Crisis In Time by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway (graphic novel review).

In the introduction to the graphic novel of ‘Zero Hour: Crisis In Time’, artist/writer Dan Jurgens points out the problems of discovering that while giving Oliver Queen his 45th birthday in the ‘Green Arrow’ comic-book, the effect that would have on all the other characters in the DC Universe, who must surely be of a […]

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The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman by Signe Bergstrom (book review).

April 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman by Signe Bergstrom (book review).

Looking at the title, ‘The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman’, Signe Bergstrom has brought together dialogue from across the history of the most famous Amazon in comicbooks, touching on the TV series and recent film. Each alternative page has a piece of art from the comicbooks and you can play a game of spotting who drew […]

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Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

The fourth issue of ‘Retro Fan’ and the cover shows things from the past are catching up with the present with a certain red-garbed guy but let’s start off with Martin Pasko’s look at the history of the Green Hornet which filled in a lot of gaps. I always thought that making Kato the inventor […]

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The Final Night by Karl Kesel, Ron Marz, Stuart Immonen, Mike McKone, Joe Marzan Jr. and Mark McKenna (graphic novel review).

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Final Night by Karl Kesel, Ron Marz, Stuart Immonen, Mike McKone, Joe Marzan Jr. and Mark McKenna (graphic novel review).

Those of you familiar with the 1960s Legion Of Super-Heroes would have come across the Sun-Eater in Adventures Comic # 352-353, written by a young Jim Shooter with art of Curt Swan, this murky cloud is systematically destroying stars. It took the LSH and them gathering the members of what became the Fatal Five to […]

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Daughters Of The Dragon: Samurai Bullets TPB by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Khari Evans (graphic novel review).

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daughters Of The Dragon: Samurai Bullets TPB by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Khari Evans (graphic novel review).

I’ve known Colleen Wing and Misty Knight from the early days in the black and white Marvel’s ‘Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu’ magazine and their first formation of their Nightwing Restorations’. In today’s century, they are also employed as bondswomen, usually for super-villains and who they run after if they jump bail. All of which […]

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Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

For Back Issue # 111, the subject is alternative realities. As we’re already in an alternative reality where super-humans are the norm, this does need more elaboration? A little. For Marvel, it is a look at their ‘What If…?’ comicbook series exploring alternative choices wiuth the Watcher as host to what really happened in their […]

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Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

For starters with this 19th issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’, we have the concluding part of the interview with underground/small press creator Mary Fleener and why she does cubism as well as cartooning. Although I’m not familiar with her work, she chats well and you get insight into the people she associates with. After that, […]

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The Expanding Art Of Comics by Thierry Groensteen translated by Ann Miller (book review).

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Expanding Art Of Comics by Thierry Groensteen translated by Ann Miller (book review).

The sub-title of the book ‘The Expanding Art Of Comics’ is ‘Ten Modern Masterpieces’ which should give away the nature of this material. French writer Thierry Groensteen treats this globally so don’t expect the usual candidates, well, other than ‘Watchmen’. I also have a feeling, you’ll be like me, and not know most of the […]

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