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Cannon by Wallace Wood (graphic novel review).

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cannon by Wallace Wood (graphic novel review).

The ‘Cannon’ stories by Wallace Wood tend to come under the title ‘The Compleat Cannon’ but it’s all the same material, although this third edition is formatted in newspaper format with two strips to a page. It was originally released from 1970-73 in ‘The Overseas Weekly’, a tabloid for US military stationed abroad and 263 […]

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Comic Book Artist # 1/Alter Ego Vol. 2 # 1 Spring 1998 Second Printing (magazine review).

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Artist # 1/Alter Ego Vol. 2 # 1 Spring 1998 Second Printing (magazine review).

Now here’s a remarkable fluke. I was pulling a once-in-a-lifetime bundle from the Neal Adams website and it included what I thought was a reprint of ‘Comic Book Artist Collection Volume 1’ because it had the same Neal Adams Batman cover and turned out to be the original use from 1998. All right, a second […]

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Zombillenium Volume 4: Royal Witchcraft by Arthur de Pins (graphic novel review).

January 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Zombillenium Volume 4: Royal Witchcraft by Arthur de Pins (graphic novel review).

I’ve read quite a few graphic novels featuring zombies over recent years, so my question for any new one is always going to be what’s fresh or different about it. Thankfully, in the case of the latest volume in Arthur de Pins’ ‘Zombillenium’ series, the answer’s clear. It’s set in and around a theme park […]

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Lunar Tunes by Wally Wood (graphic novel review).

January 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lunar Tunes by Wally Wood (graphic novel review).

I should point out this copy of ‘Lunar Tunes’ by Wally Wood is a second printing done in 2012. As editor Dave Spurlock points out in the introduction, this is Wood’s last work before he committed suicide rather than live with deteriorating eyesight and other medical problems. Don’t expect his detailed artwork as in his […]

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Batman Book Three by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

January 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman Book Three by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

Part of my job as a reviewer is to ignore what others have written on something I’m likely to review so it’s only my opinion and honesty. I went into these Neal Adams ‘Batman’ books, liking the art but wondering where was the spark when it actually took off? Wait no longer. ‘Batman Book Three’ […]

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Doom Patrol: The Silver Age: Volume One by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani (graphic novel review)

January 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doom Patrol: The Silver Age: Volume One by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani (graphic novel review)

Considering the extent of my second comicbook collection, I only have 10 issues of Doom Patrol in my collection. Hardly surprising back then as the earliest stories were in ‘My Greatest Adventure’ before the title change and neither started off at # 1. I hadn’t realised until now that although I missed their first appearance, […]

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EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest by Qiana Whitted (book review).

December 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest by Qiana Whitted (book review).

I think the cover of Qiana Whitted’s book, ‘EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest’, should tell you what the subject matter is. Although I’ve read only a few of the stories over the years, including the notable 1953 story, ‘Judgement Day’, I wasn’t even born when they first came out and expensive reprints have […]

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Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

Unlike TwoMorrows ‘Modern Masters’ series, they do occasionally do larger volumes on particular people. This is the case with ‘Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur’ by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington. Hardly surprising because Infantino moved up through the ranks at DC Comics to becoming its publisher for five years and so a much […]

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Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

December 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

‘Batman Book Two’ continues Neal Adams stories from 1969-1971. This time from The Brave And The Bold # 86, Detective Comics # 395, Batman # 219, Detective Comics # 397, 400, 402, 404 and 407, Brave And The Bold # 93, Detective Comics # 408 and 410. The three Man-Bat stories were written by Frank […]

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FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics #3 by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez (comic review).

December 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics #3 by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez (comic review).

Trying to assess the merits of a comic book series from a single issue part-way through the storyline isn’t easy at the best of times and the complex world of ‘FBP’ doesn’t help. But the overall gist is this: randomly occurring ‘bubbleverses’ pop up in our world and, within these, the normal rules of physics […]

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