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The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

According to the hype, ‘The Mercenary 1: The Cult Of The Sacred Fire’ is something of a classic which is why we have this anniversary edition forty years after the first printing. It’s a superior reproduction made from scans of the original paintings and a very lovely book it is, too, with hard covers and […]

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2000AD Prog #2059 (comicbook review).

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog #2059 (comicbook review).

I picked up 2000AD Prog # 2059 on a whim along with Judge Dredd Megazine # 390, curious to see how they’re shaping up nowadays. These two are virtually the only serious British comics left standing, which is potty when you think how much American product is out there. Anyway, here’s my report. The cover […]

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Judge Dredd Megazine #390 (comicbook review).

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #390 (comicbook review).

I passed a W.H. Smith’s the other day and picked up Judge Dredd Megazine # 390 and 2000AD # 2059, partly to see what they’re like now and partly to strike a blow against American cultural imperialism by purchasing home-grown British comics. The first thing I learned is that they are quite expensive: £5.99 for […]

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The Little Book Of Captain America (book review).

December 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of Captain America (book review).

With the success of the ‘Captain America’ films, it makes sense that there would be a ‘Little Book’ devoted to him. It also helps that Roy Thomas is an expert on the Golden Age that spawned him and we see samples of Cap’s life around the start of World War Two as Steve Rogers is […]

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The British Superhero by Chris Murray (book review).

December 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The British Superhero by Chris Murray (book review).

I have to confess to being a little confused when I started reading Chris Murray’s book, ‘The British Superhero’ when there is so much emphasis on American comicbook history. It isn’t as though comics were a new invention over here and even Murray says our settings hardly lent themselves to the skyscraper cities of the […]

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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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