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Not So Indestructible: an article in durability by: GF Willmetts.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Not So Indestructible: an article in durability by: GF Willmetts.

Before I start, I need to distinguish between being invulnerability and being indestructible. Although there are similarities, there is a distinct dividing line. Invulnerable people, when under a yellow sun like Kryptonians and Daxamites, are practically unstoppable. When this is combined with super-strength, they are also hard to imprison as well. However, they are sensitive […]

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Back Issue #108 October 2018 (magazine review).

October 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #108 October 2018 (magazine review).

I have to confess from the start that I’ve never been a great Aquaman fan. I was dragged screaming to do an illustration of him when I was at college and had to read a few issues in the early 70s and found him a bit on the bland side. Having an entire issue of […]

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Beyond Bombshells by Jeffrey A. Brown (book review).

October 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Beyond Bombshells by Jeffrey A. Brown (book review).

Much of Jeffrey A. Brown’s book, ‘Beyond Bombshells’ focuses on the growth of women as lead heroines in a film, TV and comicbook market dominated by male characters and whether they are getting a fair deal. The discussion in the opening chapter and women and torture draws some comparison to how men go through the […]

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Comic Book Creator #18 Summer 2018 (magazine review).

October 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #18 Summer 2018 (magazine review).

The latest copy of ‘Comic Book Creator’ starts in several parts. That is some of the interviews are spread over more than one issue. That in itself is no big thing because if you did a page count, they’d fill each issue. For starters, we have part 1 of an interview with Mary F. Fleener […]

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The Silent Invasion: Red Shadows Vol. 1 by Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock (graphic novel review).

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Silent Invasion: Red Shadows Vol. 1 by Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock (graphic novel review).

‘The Silent Invasion: Red Shadows Vol. 1’ is described by the authors as ‘a science-fiction mystery’ and that’s as good a term as any. It was originally published in the 1980s and this is a re-issue. The hero and first-person narrator is ace reporter Matt Sinkage. The story begins in April 1952 with a private […]

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Comic Con London is hitting the UK this month, 26-28th October.

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Con London is hitting the UK this month, 26-28th October.

This year’s MCM Comic Con London is once more returning to ExCeL London. Among their guest line-up this October, they have actor Dave Bautista, best known for playing Dax the Destroyer from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies (as well as James Bond villain Mr Hinx, as well as a rebel replicant in the last […]

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I Feel Machine: Stories by Shaun Tan, Tillie Walden, Box Brown, Krent Able, Erik Svetoft and Julian Hanshaw (graphic novel review).

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
I Feel Machine: Stories by Shaun Tan, Tillie Walden, Box Brown, Krent Able, Erik Svetoft and Julian Hanshaw (graphic novel review).

Volunteering to read ‘I Feel Machine’ was an attempt to broaden my pedestrian mind. I like publisher SelfMadeHero and support the efforts of small presses to put out some alternative fare to that of the giant franchises currently dominating the media. Hurrah for the little guy! Mind you, the aforesaid media moguls put out entertaining […]

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Laddertop Books 1-2 by Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card and illustrated by Honoel A. Ibardolaza (graphic novel review).

September 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Laddertop Books 1-2 by Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card and illustrated by Honoel A. Ibardolaza (graphic novel review).

At the same time as this reviewer was working his way through ‘Laddertop’, the British digital channel ‘Film On Four’ was holding a ‘Studio Ghibli’ season. The reason I mention this is that those films are famous for involving pre-teen girls as their central characters, something mainstream filmmakers have often found difficult. Historically, that’s also […]

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Back Issue #107 September 2018 (magazine review).

September 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #107 September 2018 (magazine review).

I was surprised with the cover of this issue of ‘Back Issue!’ featuring the Archies but then, this issue is all about the Archie Comics. They were also formerly MLJ Comics but, like DC Comics, adopted their more popular collective name. As is pointed out in the introduction, there isn’t just a Big Two, but […]

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Alter Ego #154 September 2018 (magazine review).

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #154 September 2018 (magazine review).

1940s comicboook artist Allen Bellman is now 95 and one of the last American comicbook artists of that era. This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ has a cover drawn by him of the characters he drew back then and he drew Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner. As the interview with Dr. Michael J. Vassallo […]

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