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The Little Book Of The Fantastic Four (book review)

November 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of The Fantastic Four   (book review)

As with all of these ‘Little Books’, this one covers the pictorial history of sorts with ‘The World’s Greatest Comic’, that being the ‘Fantastic Four’ that lived up to its hype. Interestingly, much of this book focuses on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s first 100 issues although there is little dwelling over the King leaving. […]

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Back Issue # 101 December 2017 (magazine review)

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 101 December 2017   (magazine review)

As the top header of Back Issue # 101 proclaims, this is their ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Issue’, although I suspect calling it ‘Back Issue Goes Pop’ would be closer to the mark. Essentially, this edition looks at all the pop connections to the world of comics that haven’t been covered in earlier issues. Those are […]

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The Little Book Of The Amazing Spider-Man by Roy Thomas (book review).

November 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of The Amazing Spider-Man by Roy Thomas (book review).

As with ‘The Little Book Of The Avengers’, ‘The Little Book Of The Amazing Spider-Man’ follows a similar pattern of showing a lot of covers and interiors of your favourite neighbourhood webslinger. Unlike the Avengers, with only one character to focus, there is a better concentration on events and, indeed, we get several pages from […]

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Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

The smarter and randier brother of the more well-known Sherlock has his own series. ‘Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook’ is the first graphic novel written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld with art by Joshua Cassara, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Simon Bowland and is combined from the single-issue comics from last year. […]

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Alter Ego #149 November 2017 (magazine review).

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #149 November 2017 (magazine review).

It shouldn’t escape your notice that comicbook artist Gil Kane is the main subject of this edition of ‘Alter-Ego’. In the opening article by Daniel Herman, he points out Gil Kane as the first artist on the Silver Age Green Lantern and the Atom who also designed their costumes. I always loved Kane’s Green Lantern […]

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The Little Book Of The Avengers by Roy Thomas (book review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of The Avengers by Roy Thomas (book review).

The worse thing when opening this book is realising that in the nature of its small size that it won’t open fully without damaging the spine, which is a shame as it contains so much information about Marvel’s team, the Avengers. The book does open better the further you get into the book but it […]

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Considering Watchmen by Andrew Hoberek (book review).

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Considering Watchmen by Andrew Hoberek (book review).

If you want a book to read in the early dark mornings then ‘Considering Watchmen’ by Andrew Hoberek would better there than in bright summer light. Any book about the 12 part turned graphic novel opus ‘Watchmen’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons needs the right mood to get into it. In many respects if […]

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Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

One of the most drastic types of super-humans are the pliable ones. They are also in small number with the most famous being Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic at Marvel, at DC Comics, Ralph Dibney aka The Elongated Man and Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian aka Plastic Man still around. Rita Farr aka Elasti-Girl, in her original […]

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Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Vol 2 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art by George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Al Davison and Meghan Hetrick (graphic novel review).

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Vol 2 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art by George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Al Davison and Meghan Hetrick (graphic novel review).

M.R. James (1862-1936) is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost exponents of the English ghost story. Across a long life spent almost exclusively in the ivory towers of academia, first at King’s College Cambridge and, later, as the Provost of Eton College, he wrote some 33 ghost stories, most of which appeared chronologically in […]

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How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher  (book review)

The dividing line between the way the writing was done in this book, ‘How Comics Work’, is defined in the introduction as Tim Pilcher and Dave Gibbons talked a lot about the comicbook process. This drew (sic) Gibbons thoughts out and which he put to paper and what you have here. As Pilcher also explains, […]

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