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Judge Dredd Megazine #424 (e-magazine review).

October 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #424 (e-magazine review).

‘Thirty Magnificent Years’ says the cover of this special anniversary issue but I bought it because the stories are all just beginning, on part one, which makes it easier for the reader. That said, each of the strips has a lot of background now and, if you haven’t been following religiously for the last thirty […]

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Penultiman #1 by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson (e-comicbook review).

October 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Penultiman #1 by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson (e-comicbook review).

Penultiman originally appeared in the one-shot anthology, ‘Steel Cage’, which the publishers Ahoy Comics have handily placed on-line for free although you now have to pay via its Amazon connection. However, you don’t desperately need to read it before taking on # 1 because it lays everything about the character out extremely clearly and, spoiler […]

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Avengers vs Thanos by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich (e-graphic novel review).

October 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Avengers vs Thanos by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich (e-graphic novel review).

Cheapskate confession: I read ‘Avengers vs Thanos’ with a kindle app on my tablet because it’s currently free with Amazon Prime membership. It is also available as a paperback book from other venues. I read all the comics before, years ago, but it’s handy to have the whole story so neatly collected. ‘Avengers vs Thanos’ […]

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Harley Quinn Volume 1: Hot In The City by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Stephanie Roux, Alex Sinclair and Paul Mounts (graphic novel review).

October 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Harley Quinn Volume 1: Hot In The City by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Stephanie Roux, Alex Sinclair and Paul Mounts (graphic novel review).

I was curious to see how Harley Quinn was treated in ‘The New 52’ and pulled ‘Volume 1: Hot In The City’ from 2013 and the first 8 issues of her own title. Oddly, the opening story is Harley dreaming of the various artists and how they interpret her and has a massive list of […]

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Judge Dredd: cop that, perp! (video)

October 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd: cop that, perp! (video)

Here’s a 30-minute-long Zoom-style video panel of creators and fans yacking about the present and future of the Judge Dredd comic-book character from the pages of 2000AD. He started off as a futuristic mickey take of Dirty Harry, and went on to be the best-selling strip from 2000AD. Is J.D. still relevant? You better believe […]

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Creepy Presents Alex Toth (graphic novel review).

October 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Creepy Presents Alex Toth (graphic novel review).

Of the ‘Creepy Presents’ books, I was most sceptical when it came to buying the one focusing on Alex Toth, mostly because of his reputation of not suffering fools gladly. In his introduction, Douglas Wolk also points out that Toth was forever changing his style and never had a series directly associated with him. What […]

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Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection (graphic novel review).

As I reviewed Alter Ego # 95, it only seemed about time that I finally got around to reading my copy of ‘Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection’, containing not only its run of 13 issues from 1967-1969 but an assortment of skits from the likes of Jack Kirby, Gene Colan and Steve Ditko. In […]

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Back Issue #121 September 2020 (magazine review).

September 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #121 September 2020 (magazine review).

One question that is never asked in the latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ is why does sword and sorcery in the likes of a barbarian like Conan and the other examples here so popular? Magic, although much older, being depicted as bad or at least by its users does have shades of luddites in the […]

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Marvel Comics #1: 80th Anniversary Edition (graphic novel review).

September 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Marvel Comics #1: 80th Anniversary Edition (graphic novel review).

With a reminder while reading the latest ‘Alter Ego’ that Marvel Comics was 80 years old last year, it seemed appropriate to finally fit ‘Marvel Comics # 1: 80th Anniversary Edition’ into my schedule. Although its noted in the flyleaf that the first issue was 68 pages, there was no indication of how many more […]

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OMNI: Volume 1: The Doctor Is In by Devin Grayson, Alitha E Martinez, Meredith Laxton and Bryan Valenza (graphic novel review).

September 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
OMNI: Volume 1: The Doctor Is In by Devin Grayson, Alitha E Martinez, Meredith Laxton and Bryan Valenza (graphic novel review).

The idea of using super-powered people as metaphors for those outside normal society obviously isn’t new, being the basic idea of ‘The X-Men’ comics. Similarly, using comics to shine a light on social issues goes all the way back to ‘Spider-Man’ and was always something of a hallmark of ‘Green Arrow’. So what writer Devin […]

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