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Lego Batman Batmobile, just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

November 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lego Batman Batmobile, just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

Tim Burton’s Batman flick celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a Lego toy replica of the Batmobile. It’s an unusual gift for a movie as timeless as Batman, but the $249 LEGO set is an excellent way to spend that time with your kids. The set includes a sleek Batmobile with black paint job […]

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The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

Nicholas Viscardi aka Nick Cardy (1920-2013) was a comicbook artist that I rarely came across when young. I think the transition from DC Comics to Marvel, so many titles, not enough pocket money and the absence of credits in the former never joined the dots as to who he was. In recent years, I have […]

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Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

Graphic novels are branching out to tell true stories, including biographies. ‘Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of Real’ is the life story of the most famous scientist of our time. The book uses the device of a framing story that has Einstein telling a student about his life. The first panel is captioned ‘Ulm, German Empire, […]

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X-Men by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams – Gallery Edition (graphic novel review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
X-Men by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams – Gallery Edition (graphic novel review).

Long before the X-Men became ‘All-New, All-Different’, back in the 1960s, ‘The Uncanny X-Men’ were on the verge of cancellation through lack of sales. Comicbook artist Neal Adams wanting to come over to Marvel Comics from DC Comics did not want to take on a best-selling title but one that wasn’t. The X-Men was then […]

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DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

October 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

For a comicbook-orientated book, Shea Fontana’s book ‘Women Of Action’ is not only about DC Comics’ female characters but also on women who have drawn or written about them. There’s nary a mention of the fact that most of them were created originally by men. However, the changes in sexual persuasion of some of them […]

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Upgrade Soul written and illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels (e-graphic novel review).

October 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Upgrade Soul written and illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels (e-graphic novel review).

Originally released in 2012, ‘Upgrade Soul’ has a new, digital app with animations and a soundtrack available from the iOS App Store. I’m sure it’s great but I’m reviewing the normal e-book version because I don’t want to listen to music while I read for the same reason I don’t want someone talking while I’m […]

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White Bird written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio (graphic novel review).

October 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
White Bird written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio (graphic novel review).

A graphic novel like ‘White Bird’ presents an interesting review challenge because, while I don’t want to simply list what the book’s about, I also don’t want to turn the review into a political discussion. For many, ‘White Bird’ will be a politically charged book, drawing as it does direct parallels between the murder of […]

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Alien Bones by Chris Wyatt and Chris Green (graphic novel review).

October 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien Bones by Chris Wyatt and Chris Green (graphic novel review).

Spaceships! Aliens! Dinosaurs! Pirates! Mix ’em together and what do you get? Well, in the hands of writer Chris Wyatt and artist Chris Green, a competently presented thriller aimed at young adults but with enough pizzazz to engage older readers as well. When schoolboy Liam loses his palaeontologist father in what appears to be an […]

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The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

October 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

‘The Book Of Forks’ is part three of a graphic novel trilogy, following on from ‘The Motherless Oven’ and ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’. This particular graphic novel takes its title from ‘The Book Of Forks’, a volume in the story being written by Castro Smith to explain the history of his world. The first thing […]

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Alien Bones by Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt and Chris Grine (graphic novel review).

October 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien Bones by Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt and Chris Grine (graphic novel review).

When I was a kid, I read comics like ‘Tintin’, ‘Asterix’ and loads of others whose titles I can’t remember even though their spaceships and alien worlds are still clear in my memories. I loved the exploration, danger, sometimes difficult to understand plots and, most of all, the slightly creepy feeling of isolation those books […]

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