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Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis (book review).

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis (book review).

To many people, the first SF comicstrip that went on film was ‘Flash Gordon’ in 1936. However, I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t the first comicstrip. Back in the silent movies era, the ‘Katzenjammer Kids’ appeared in 1898 followed by a dozen shorts of ‘Happy Hooligan’ from 1900-1903. When it comes to the […]

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Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

Although the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator’ is mainly devoted to artist Kelley Jones, it starts with Singapore artist Sonny Liew, who describes his rise to fame a slow climb rather than a quick jump. Although I haven’t come across his work before, Liew’s work is stylised with traces of sources from all over […]

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Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk & Cameron Stewart (graphic novel review)

January 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk & Cameron Stewart   (graphic novel review)

The following will spoil ‘Fight Club’ for anyone who hasn’t read or seen it. It’s advised you go read/see it or preferably both before embarking on this review. Don’t worry. We’ll still be here when you get back. Chuck Palahniuk’s 1997 novel ‘Fight Club’ and its subsequent 1999 film adaptation blew apart genre conventions to […]

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Back Issue # 94 February 2017 (magazine review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 94 February 2017   (magazine review)

If ever there is a cover that will guarantee sales, then put one illustrated by Neal Adams on it. The opening interview in this issue of ‘Back Issue’ examines his creation of Ms. Mystic and several other characters who essentially were designed as part of a limited edition portfolio before becoming comicbook series. I have […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes: The More Things Change by Paul Levitz, Steve Lightle, Ernie Colôn and Keith Giffin (graphic novel review)

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes: The More Things Change by Paul Levitz, Steve Lightle, Ernie Colôn and Keith Giffin   (graphic novel review)

Having looked at all the other softcover reprints of the Legion Of Super-Heroes in the last month, the only one I missed was this one, ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes: The More Things Change’ which was in 1985, when DC Comics decided for some titles to print both newsprint and Baxter paper quality to sell in the […]

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Alter Ego # 144 January 2017 (magazine review)

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 144 January 2017  (magazine review)

A new ‘Alter Ego’ for the new year. Yah! Editor Roy Thomas announces that the magazine is going bimonthly because he’s doing too much and that list is staggering, so not surprised so less of an ‘Oh!’. The good news is the next issue will be up to 100 pages, so you’re only going to […]

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Doctor Who: Evening’s Empire by Andrew Cartmel, Marc Platt, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review)

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Evening’s Empire by Andrew Cartmel, Marc Platt, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray  (graphic novel review)

‘The Cartmel Masterplan’ has always been one of the most intriguing ‘What If’s’ in the storied history of ‘Doctor Who’. As script editor of the show in the final three seasons of its original run, Andrew Cartmel brought a more nuanced approach to Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. Hinting that he was more than […]

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Comicbook Covers: Adventure Comics # 354 : an article of a tidy mind by: GF Willmetts

January 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comicbook Covers: Adventure Comics # 354  :   an article of a tidy mind by: GF Willmetts

By their nature, covers are used to entice you to buy a product. More so with American comicbooks in the 1960s. You might recognise the characters but it often the actions and the activities that are going on that will convince you to read the adventure. With the Golden Age and the resurrection of comicbook […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Beginning Of Tomorrow (graphic novel review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Beginning Of Tomorrow   (graphic novel review)

‘Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Beginning Of Tomorrow’ is the reprint of the 1994-1995 re-build of the LSH from Legion Of Super-Heroes 0, # 62-65, Legionnaires 0, 19-22. As such there are a large handful of writers, pencillers and inkers with probably the first issue being the sketchiest before the art standard jumps up. This is […]

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The Can Opener’s Daughter (book 2) by Rob Davis (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Can Opener’s Daughter (book 2) by Rob Davis  (graphic novel review)

I enjoyed ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’ by Rob Davis but it is one weird graphic novel. Mind you, men wearing their underpants on the outside to fight criminals in New York are weird, too, but we are used to super-heroes. Just as Radio can be used for the ‘Today Programme’ or ‘The Goons’, so comics, […]

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