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White Bird written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio (graphic novel review).

October 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
White Bird written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio (graphic novel review).

A graphic novel like ‘White Bird’ presents an interesting review challenge because, while I don’t want to simply list what the book’s about, I also don’t want to turn the review into a political discussion. For many, ‘White Bird’ will be a politically charged book, drawing as it does direct parallels between the murder of […]

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Alien Bones by Chris Wyatt and Chris Green (graphic novel review).

October 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien Bones by Chris Wyatt and Chris Green (graphic novel review).

Spaceships! Aliens! Dinosaurs! Pirates! Mix ’em together and what do you get? Well, in the hands of writer Chris Wyatt and artist Chris Green, a competently presented thriller aimed at young adults but with enough pizzazz to engage older readers as well. When schoolboy Liam loses his palaeontologist father in what appears to be an […]

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The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

October 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

‘The Book Of Forks’ is part three of a graphic novel trilogy, following on from ‘The Motherless Oven’ and ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’. This particular graphic novel takes its title from ‘The Book Of Forks’, a volume in the story being written by Castro Smith to explain the history of his world. The first thing […]

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Alien Bones by Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt and Chris Grine (graphic novel review).

October 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien Bones by Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt and Chris Grine (graphic novel review).

When I was a kid, I read comics like ‘Tintin’, ‘Asterix’ and loads of others whose titles I can’t remember even though their spaceships and alien worlds are still clear in my memories. I loved the exploration, danger, sometimes difficult to understand plots and, most of all, the slightly creepy feeling of isolation those books […]

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The Art Of Ramona Fradon (book review).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Ramona Fradon (book review).

I pulled my copy of ‘The Art Of Ramona Fradon’ back in the spring and only have found a spot to get it read, My first impressions with a flick through was the text size was too large but loaded with art. On closer inspection when I started to read was I wish all the […]

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Batman: Detective No. 27 by Michael Uslan and Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

September 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batman: Detective No. 27 by Michael Uslan and Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

I pulled ‘Batman: Detective No. 27’ by writer Michael Uslan and artist Peter Snejbjerg with an interest in how was a 2003 graphic novel using Batman was done when Bruce Wayne was only a detective. A large part of the book follows Allan Pinkerton after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the rise of […]

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American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1940s: 1940-1944 by Kurt F. Mitchell with Roy Thomas (book review).

September 28, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1940s: 1940-1944 by Kurt F. Mitchell with Roy Thomas (book review).

As Kurt Mitchell points out in the introduction to ‘American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1940s: 1940-1944’, there are very few people alive who remember this era anymore and it needed experts alive on the subject so Roy Thomas roped him in. He went through 5,000 comicbooks for research. Don’t think the size of the comicbooks […]

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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan (graphic novel review)

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan  (graphic novel review)

I have to confess that I haven’t heard of ‘Jet-Ace Logan’ but am aware of one of its artists Ron Turner who drew the final two stories in this volume. The first two are drawn by German artist Kurt Caesar. Only the third story has a writer acknowledgement for David Motton. If you thought someone […]

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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

A long while back I did query the Book Palace about seeing some of the other books they published and they included two others with this month’s issue of ‘Illustrators’. The first, ‘Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan’ is a western series illustrated by Spanish artist Arturo Del Castillo (1925-1992). Here we have all four […]

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Assassin’s Creed #001 (comic-book review).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Assassin’s Creed #001 (comic-book review).

From its origins as a video game, the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ franchise has successfully been spun out into a number of different media, including graphic novels and comics. The central idea is that there are two hidden forces at work in the world and have been for centuries. One is trying to bring humanity into a […]

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