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The Art Of Walter Simonson (graphic novel book review).

March 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Walter Simonson (graphic novel book review).

Oddly, the reason for my buying a copy of ‘The Art Of Walter Simonson’ was primarily to see the original pin-up he drew of the Metal Men. I had a copy of it in ‘The Amazing World Of DC Comics’ but seeing the picture with its original colouring via google felt like I needed a […]

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Blood Volume 1 by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

March 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Blood Volume 1 by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

I had heard vaguely of Neal Adams’ ‘Blood’ graphic novel and finally picked up a copy. What is startling from the start is its 3D or lenticular lens cover. For those who haven’t come across them or didn’t buy cereal with its free 3D images in the 1960s, what you normally have is a two […]

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Write Now! Magazine #9 (magazine review).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Write Now! Magazine #9 (magazine review).

‘Write Now! Magazine’ was only available from 2005-2009 and only had 20 issues, alas all sold out first hand but you can get a digital copy from TwoMorrows. Coming across a paper copy of # 9 was going to allow me to get one. From the looks of things this was former Marvel editor/writer Danny […]

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Asterix artist Albert Uderzo passes away of old age (news).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Asterix artist Albert Uderzo passes away of old age (news).

Asterix artist Albert Uderzo has passed away today, Tuesday 29th March 2020, at the grand old age of 92, his son-in-law tells us. The French comic book illustrator behind the Asterix comics (first created in 1959) joins his co-creator, author René Goscinny, in the pantheon of great graphic novel legends in the sky. Uderzo’s son-in-law, […]

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Slaine: The Book Of Scars by Pat Mills, Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Mick McMahan and Clint Langley (graphic novel review).

March 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Slaine: The Book Of Scars by Pat Mills, Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Mick McMahan and Clint Langley (graphic novel review).

For UK fans of a certain, um, ‘vintage’, ‘Slaine’, alongside ‘Judge Dredd’, ‘Rogue Trooper’ and the ‘ABC Warriors’ is one of the classic ‘2000AD’ characters. Bringing axes, monsters and muscles to the comic’s usual SF/post-apocalyptic stories, ‘Slaine’ also referenced Celtic legends, giving a mythological feel to all the bloodshed. Even for the eternally teen-age ‘2000AD’, […]

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Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

March 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

The Batman: Dark Detective 6-part mini-series was originally released in 2005. As pointed out while reviewing one of publisher TwoMorrows early issue of ‘Back Issue’ last month I discovered that this was the first time that writer Steve Englehart, artist Marshall Rogers and inker Terry Austin had been reunited on a Batman series since the […]

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Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

February 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

Back in my early teens, I read a library edition of ‘The Penguin Book Of Comics’ and was the first time I came across the Daily Mirror newspaper strip, ‘Jane’, where it was pointed out that the day she lost all her clothes was the day the allies moved 6 miles in the D-Day landing. […]

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Batman: Arkham Asylum: 25th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (graphic novel review).

February 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman: Arkham Asylum: 25th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (graphic novel review).

Thinking it was long overdue that I read ‘Arkham Asylum’, I picked up this graphic novel 25th anniversary edition and read it before I reviewed ‘Welcome To Arkham Asylum’ and again after, bearing in mind their insights as it was their key reference. Don’t expect a traditional comicbook story. Artist Dave McKean clearly paints from […]

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Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love edited by John Morrow (graphic novel review).

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love edited by John Morrow (graphic novel review).

In 1970, having made his name drawing iconic heroes for Marvel, artist and writer Jack Kirby proposed to his new bosses at DC a line of comics aimed at an older, wider audience. This premium series would cover topics like romance and divorce, targeting black as well as white readers. In a move that will […]

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Cannon by Wallace Wood (graphic novel review).

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cannon by Wallace Wood (graphic novel review).

The ‘Cannon’ stories by Wallace Wood tend to come under the title ‘The Compleat Cannon’ but it’s all the same material, although this third edition is formatted in newspaper format with two strips to a page. It was originally released from 1970-73 in ‘The Overseas Weekly’, a tabloid for US military stationed abroad and 263 […]

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