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Folio Society shows how you should reprint your classic comics.

October 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Folio Society shows how you should reprint your classic comics.

Ed and Jim reckon that the recent Folio Society reprints of such comic classics as Captain America and Spiderman lead the way in showing the quality possible when you really try. DC and Marvel, sit up and take note, please.

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Stainless Steel Rat on 2000AD: a comic-book retrospective (video).

October 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Stainless Steel Rat on 2000AD: a comic-book retrospective (video).

Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat books of everyone’s favourite future crook turned secret agent, slippery Jim diGriz, made a much-loved jump to the pages of UK comic-book 2000AD back in the early days of the comic. It was a classic, and like all classics, it deserves a retrospective, as comics editor John Freeman chats to writer Kelvin […]

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Scrap by Nicholas Mennuti, Howard Chaykin, Don Cameron and Yen Nitro (graphic novel review).

October 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Scrap by Nicholas Mennuti, Howard Chaykin, Don Cameron and Yen Nitro (graphic novel review).

The rather unheroic hero of this Science Fiction novella is Travis Schrader, a security guard with a degree in electronics which means he gets $15 an hour instead of $12 for his night shifts at the Gulch Group Data Centre, Jefferson County, Kansas in the year 2023. We join him on his journey to work […]

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DC Comics’ online fan event, FanDome returns for 2021 (news).

October 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
DC Comics’ online fan event, FanDome returns for 2021 (news).

DC FanDome is back for 2021 on Saturday, October 16th at 6 p.m. BST at http://www.DCFanDome.com. Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin, Dwayne Johnson, Zoe Kravitz, Jim Lee, Javicia Leslie, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Robert Pattinson, John Ridley, Scott Snyder, Zachary Levi, and many more are among the stars and creators of DC’s upcoming feature films, live-action […]

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The Secret Of Identity: The Problem Of Being Robin: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Secret Of Identity: The Problem Of Being Robin: an article by: GF Willmetts.

The problems of keeping a secret identity as a superhero are odd these days. In the old days, in the Big Two comic-book companies, you might keep it down to members of the super-teams like the JLA or The Avengers, simply as a matter of being able to contact each other in an emergency. Taking […]

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Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia Deluxe Edition by Greg Rucka, J.G. Jones, Wade Von Grawbadger and Dave Stewart (graphic novel review).

September 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia Deluxe Edition by Greg Rucka, J.G. Jones, Wade Von Grawbadger and Dave Stewart (graphic novel review).

Here’s a cover image you wouldn’t normally see, Wonder Woman stepping on Batman’s head. Thing is, if she did do that, there would be a bloody stain there. So obviously, in this collected edition, ‘Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia Deluxe Edition’ by Greg Rucka, J.G. Jones, Wade Von Grawbadger and Dave Stewart, based on material from […]

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Brian Bolland: a comic-book genius redux (interview).

September 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Brian Bolland: a comic-book genius redux (interview).

Ed and Jim score a nearly two hour long interview with legendary comic-book artist Brian Bolland, best known in the United Kingdom as one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists for the British comic 2000 AD. He led the ‘British Invasion’ of the American comics industry and created the artwork for DC Comics’ first direct-market […]

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Manhunter (comic-book retrospective).

September 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Manhunter (comic-book retrospective).

In this comic-book retrospective, we examine Manhunter by Archie Goodwin, Walter Simonson and Klaus Janson – when, in 1973, decades after the original run of stories ended, Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson brought back superhero ‘Paul Kirk’ in his Manhunter role in Detective Comics #437.

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Watchmen: chapter 8 retrospective (video).

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Watchmen: chapter 8 retrospective (video).

Here’s Ed and Jim back to give you a professional eye’s view of the classic Watchmen comic book. In this episode, they dive into Chapter 8, the one where dark superhero vigilante Rorschach gets his story detailed. Crikes, I wouldn’t want to get locked up in prison with that guy! 

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Cxin Liu’s YuanYuan’s Bubbles: A Graphic Novel by Cixin Liu and Steven Dupre (graphic novel review)

August 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cxin Liu’s YuanYuan’s Bubbles: A Graphic Novel by Cixin Liu and Steven Dupre  (graphic novel review)

Of the four graphic novels based on Cixin Liu’s stories that I’ve read so far, ‘YuanYuan’s Bubbles’ is the first one where I haven’t previously read the original story, so this was a new journey of discovery for me. Like the other titles in the series, it’s been adapted into a wonderfully entertaining and human […]

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