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Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The kinetic super-spy caper ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ will serve as a boisterous blueprint for those teen fanboys out there that will fancy an elaborate overload of James Bond-esque high-powered hedonism. It certainly does not hurt that the high-wire hysteria as showcased in the twitchy ‘Kingman’ is based upon the acclaimed comicbook series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. […]

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Alien Legion: Dead And Buried by Chuck Dixon, Larry Stromm and Carl Potts (graphic novel).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alien Legion: Dead And Buried by Chuck Dixon, Larry Stromm and Carl Potts (graphic novel).

I haven’t read ‘Alien Legion’ since the mid-80s when it was printed under Marvel’s Epic line. Some of the stories I recognise here so it makes this book a good one to buy to understand this reality and read before the next volume which will have all new material. Double checking, this volume looks like […]

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Judge Dredd: Year One Omnibus by Matt Smith, Michael Carroll and Al Ewing (graphic novel).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd: Year One Omnibus by Matt Smith, Michael Carroll and Al Ewing (graphic novel).

‘Judge Dredd: Year One’ is an omnibus of three novellas, each detailing a separate case from the Dredd’s first year on the streets of Mega-City One. It gives the reader a unique perspective on the Judge that was only really presented during the ‘2000AD’ story ‘Origins’. Otherwise, Dredd’s story has been told from about the […]

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Comic Book Creator # 6 Presents Swampmen (magazine review).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 6 Presents Swampmen (magazine review).

I often wondered about the American love of swamps. Certainly, they have more of them than we have, so it’s pretty much a climate thing. When you include how dark and murky they are, it’s a natural fodder to think big beasties, other than alligators could stalk out of it or bond with humans and […]

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Fantastic Four reboot – first trailer.

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Four reboot – first trailer.

This contemporary re-boot of Marvel’s original superhero team, stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, and centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities […]

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Brass Sun Graphic Novel by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard (graphic novel review).

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Brass Sun Graphic Novel  by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard (graphic novel review).

‘The Brass Sun’ graphic novel collects several issues of the on-going series into a hardback format with good paper and high quality printing. I have reviewed the first few issues previously and don’t want to give away the plot of the later issues so this is an easy one. The setting is certainly original. The […]

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The Ages Of Wonder Woman (No. 2) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

January 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of Wonder Woman (No. 2) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

After ‘The Ages Of Superman’, you would think it strange to go onto Wonder Woman rather than the more obvious Batman, however, as the next two books in this series is going to focus on two Marvel’s X-Men and Avengers, I suspect the Dark Knight will get his opportunity soon enough. In the meantime, we […]

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Ant-man trailer . . . change the name?

January 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ant-man trailer . . . change the name?

Marvel’s latest film extravaganza is a small little number … Ant-man. I never really got the point of that super-power, either. It’s like the power to turn into jelly. Or porridge. Why? Who can you save? A butterfly?

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The Art Of Vampirella (artbook review).

January 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Vampirella (artbook review).

  Who hasn’t heard of Vampirella, the alien vampire stranded on Earth in the scantily dressed bikini? She’s also a rare character in being created for Warren Magazines and when they closed their doors in 1983, given more, should we say because she isn’t undead, unlife in Harris Comics and even a Roger Corman film […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes: Enemy Manifest by Jim Shooter, Francois Manapul and Livesay (graphic novel review).

January 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes: Enemy Manifest by Jim Shooter, Francois Manapul and Livesay (graphic novel review).

The LSH is nearly back in the United Planets good graces except that they are told that diplomatic channels must first be used with the nomadic planet, despite Brainiac 5 fearing the worst. Behind the scenes, ex-Princess Projectra of the now destroyed planet Orlando is planning her own haughty revenge with her few remaining people. […]

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