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American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

Mid-way through the 1990s, my lack of funds cut short my comicbook collecting, although from the looks of things, it was probably at the right time. Having read ‘American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999’ by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas, this at least confirm that decision. What a mess of egos, corporate spin and […]

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The Only Living Boy Omnibus by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (graphic novel review).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Only Living Boy Omnibus by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (graphic novel review).

‘The Only Living Boy Omnibus’, written by David Gallaher and illustrated by Steve Ellis features the entire saga collected into one magnificent edition in full colour and an extra twenty-page story to boot. I had never heard of it until now and so approached it with an open mind. My open mind was soon filled […]

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Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ has the sub-title ‘Make Mine Marvel’, so you should guess which company predominates. Interestingly, the first two articles centre on Carmine Infantino, outlining his history before focusing on his artwork at Marvel as he got his art mojo back after being fired as editor-in-chief at DC Comics. The second […]

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Alter Ego #156 January 2019 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #156 January 2019 (magazine review).

The potpourri that is Alter Ego # 156 enters January with part 6 of a 2000 New York Comicon with creators from the Golden Age of Comics being conducted by Ron Goulart with participation from the audience when appropriate. The main panel consisting of Charles Cuidera, Henry Boltinoff, Irwin Hasen Lew Sayre Schwartz and Alvin […]

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Deadpool 2 (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Deadpool 2 (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Deadpool rules! Okay, admittedly this is an unconventional way to segue into a film review without sounding like a giddy fanboy. Nevertheless, the costumed glib-sounding gladiator is back on the scene in ‘Deadpool 2’ up to his usual trivial tricks in the Marvel Universe. After making a sensational splash as the wise-cracking warrior with the […]

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The Forensic Comicologist: Insight From A Life In Comics by Jamie Newbold (book review).

January 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Forensic Comicologist: Insight From A Life In Comics by Jamie Newbold (book review).

Jamie Newbold is a comicbook collector, ex-police officer, and dealer hence the rather long-winded title to his book, ‘The Forensic Comicologist: Insight From A Life In Comics’. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the title until a flick through the pages and one of the boxed snippets about Neal Adams, which revealed Newbold […]

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Legionnaires Book Two by Tom McCraw, Tom Peyer, Mark Waid, Lee Moder and Jeffrey Moy (graphic novel review).

January 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Legionnaires Book Two by Tom McCraw, Tom Peyer, Mark Waid, Lee Moder and Jeffrey Moy (graphic novel review).

Let’s now go back to 1995 and the version of the Legion Of Super-Heroes from that time. This massive book of 392 pages contains Legion Of Super-Heroes # 69-73, Legion Of Super-Heroes Annual # 6, Legionnaires # 25.30, Legionnaires Annual # 2 and Showcase ’95 # 6. If you remember my reviewing of ‘Legionnaires Book […]

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The Legion Volume 2 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel (graphic novel review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Legion Volume 2 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel (graphic novel review).

My annual fix of Legion Of Super-Heroes starts with the second volume of Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel, ‘The Legion’. With this version of the LSH, an explosion has propelled nine Legionnaires and part of the headquarters across the galaxy. With no way to get back, Element Lad placed them in tromium crystal […]

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The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen double bill.

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen double bill.

On January 14th 2019, Superman returns to the big screen for one night in an animated double feature. The event will include two features; audiences will first see The Death of Superman, followed by the new release of Reign of the Supermen. The two-part film is an animated adaptation of “The Death of Superman,” DC’s’ […]

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Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe (book review).

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe (book review).

I often wonder why there aren’t more books about ethnic minorities in comicbooks. As author Michael A. Sheyahshe points out in his introduction to ‘Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study’, this is the first book on the subject and on his own people. Sheyahshe is a Native American or as he prefers to […]

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