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Jim Shooter Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jim Shooter Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

I have a lot of respect for Jim Shooter. I was a fan of his ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’ tales, which he started writing at the age of 13 to give financial support to his family. When he was older, he was employed by Marvel where he became its editor-in-chief mostly by being last man standing. […]

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Slugfest: Inside The Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC by Reed Tucker (book review).

October 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Slugfest: Inside The Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC by Reed Tucker (book review).

The title of Reed Tucker’s book, ‘Slugfest: Inside The Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC’ gives away the subject matter. For those across the pond, this is a reprint of the De Capo Press book first release so this is aimed at the UK audience. You might think you know all about the rivalry […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

Easily the best thing in this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is ‘The Four-Colour War’ by Christopher Irving, an in-depth article that wouldn’t be out of place in a quality newspaper’s Sunday magazine if they covered this genre. It’s a survey of the effect of World War II on the American comicbook industry, including Kirby, […]

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Kirby 100: 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Greatest Work (book review)

September 27, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Kirby 100: 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Greatest Work  (book review)

To celebrate the centennial of Jack Kirby’s birth in 1917, TwoMorrows Publishing asked one hundred stars of comics and animation to praise and critique their favourite piece of Kirby art. The result is this fine, big, colourful book, ‘Kirby 100’. The essays are arranged with the art in chronological order so the early pages feature […]

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Back Issue #100 October 2017 (magazine review).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #100 October 2017 (magazine review).

‘Back Issue’ has reached its centenary issue and, with a few extra pages, the focus is on the American fanzines, both amateur and pro. There is a look at ‘The Comic Reader’ and ‘Squa Tront’ which focuses on EC Comics to start with. The one I was most interested to read was an interview with […]

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Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

‘I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero.’ With apologies to Jim Steinman and Bonnie Tyler you may just need Hannah Green. Apparently unphased by the changes in her life, which are significant and possibly dramatic, Hannah steps up to be the hero or as we trendily say being the change you want […]

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The Blacker The Ink: Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (book review).

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Blacker The Ink: Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (book review).

Just in case you don’t know what ‘The Blacker The Ink’ edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings subject matter is concerned with, I included the sub-title, ‘Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art’. In other words, the presence of our dark-skinned kin in the comicbooks. Don’t expect this book to be comprehensive […]

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Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson (graphic novel review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson  (graphic novel review)

Now how much to say about the plot of this mammoth book without becoming spoiler. This is some time after Batman and Superman battled in the previous older ‘Dark Knight’ adventure. Bruce Wayne is thought to be dead and Carrie poses as him from time to time. Superman has gone into a meditative mood in […]

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke  (book review)

Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […]

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Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

September 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

This collection of Seventh Doctor comicstrips from the pages of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ is centred around an epic Dalek story which sees the return of Davros and a cavalcade of continuity from both the TV show as well it’s expanded universe. Written at the time the show was in the midst of its hiatus, the […]

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