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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

With Roy Thomas’ 75th year, this edition of ‘Alter Ego’, is the second part of a massive interview by Jim Amash covering his freelancing career from 1990s to the present. The first part was ran in Alter-Ego # 136 which is a shame as it looks like I missed that. Although I’m not a fan […]

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Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

Back Issue # 88 gets right down to business as publisher John Morrow starts off with a examination of the advertising promotion that DC failed to deliver when Jack Kirby went to work for them after Marvel. His analysis is very good and I suspect in more modern times, would have spread about where to […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One would think that the ultimate showdown between two of the most iconic super-heroes would make for some downright compelling action-oriented exploits against a landscape of angst and destruction. Plus, it certainly did not hurt that exhilarating filmmaker Zack Snyder (‘300’) was at the helm in bringing together the colorfully and concocted confrontation between The […]

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Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents Superman Team-Ups Vol. 1 (graphic novel review)

March 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents Superman Team-Ups Vol. 1   (graphic novel review)

This book collects, in glorious black and white, DC Presents Superman Team-Up # 1 through to DC Presents Superman Team-Up # 26. It came out a while ago but is still available for $700 dollars if you’re mad enough to pay that. Shop around. The cover price is £13.99. It’s worth snapping these things up […]

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Back Issue # 87 (magazine review)

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 87    (magazine review)

It’s hardly likely to be surprising that with a certain Batman/Superman film on the horizon that ‘Back Issue’ wouldn’t have a look at their historic confrontations with their eighty-seventh issue. Where better to start that a look at ‘World’s Finest’, which often as not, was one step away from their individual titles at the time. […]

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards (graphic novel review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Four Doctors by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards (graphic novel review).

A couple of weeks back I watched ‘The Three Doctors’ again, which was originally aired before I was born, but I’ve seen at some point in the murky past. I like all the ‘Doctor Who’ crossover episodes, so I was keen to see what Paul Cornell has devised for his five-part comic event ‘Four Doctors’. […]

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Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

March 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

Just before I started writing this review, I noticed on social media that it was the thirty-ninth birthday last week of the British comics institution that is ‘2000AD’. The galaxy’s greatest comic may be best known for the exploits of 22nd century lawman Judge Dredd but it has spawned a huge number of other characters […]

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God Is Dead Volume One by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim (graphic novel review).

March 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
God Is Dead Volume One by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim (graphic novel review).

Bringing together the first six parts of the ongoing ‘God Is Dead’ series, there’s a lot to encourage this reader to pick up the next collected volume. The premise is an interesting one, a world where the old gods have come back to the Earth in expectation of dominion and sacrifice. The different pantheons divide […]

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Modesty Blaise: Ripper Jax by Peter O’Donnell and Enric Badia Romero (graphic novel review).

March 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Modesty Blaise: Ripper Jax by Peter O’Donnell and Enric Badia Romero (graphic novel review).

The ‘Modesty Blaise’ newspaper strips are down to the last four books now. If you’ve been missing out on my praise for this series or just wondering if you can backtrack to the earlier volumes, I’ve been told that once complete, Titan Books do intend to republicise the lot from the beginning. If, on the […]

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