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The Ages Of The Avengers (No. 4) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of The Avengers (No. 4) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

The fourth ‘Ages Of’ book focuses on Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’. They might not be a family like the Fantastic Four or have a mutual interest in survival like the mutant X-Men, but the Avengers were the team that could be best described equivalent to super-powered police force or as their numbers grew, practically a military […]

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The Ages Of The X-Men (No. 3) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of The X-Men (No. 3) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

  Despite assurances in the introduction that the nineteen essays in ‘The Ages Of The X-Men’ would spread throughout its forty year history, the opening essays focus entirely on the same subject, that of the book’s initial creation. Although John Darowski draws parallels with the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants being a metaphor for communism, which […]

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Grail Pages by Steven Alan Payne (book review).

February 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Grail Pages by Steven Alan Payne (book review).

‘Grail Pages’ are not biblical comicbook pages but they are certainly as rare as them. As the sub-title ‘Original Comic Book Art And The Collectors’ should give a broader hint, this book is about the one thing from a comicbook that is literally a one-off, the original pages that the artist and inker with a […]

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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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