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Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

‘Dead Girls’ is a cyberpunk story that started life as British Science Fiction author Richard Calder’s 1992 debut novel, written while he was living in Thailand. Many years later, after converting the book into a screenplay for a planned film that didn’t come off, Calder decided to give the story a new lease of life […]

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Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

September 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

I’ve always tended to regard comicbook artist Don Heck as one of the unsung heroes of the comics world. Getting any lengthy interview from him was a problem for writer John Coates, who had to pull from many sources after his death in 1995. Heck was very much a private quiet man who got on […]

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Batman Odyssey by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

September 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Batman Odyssey by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

Having reviewed TwoMorrow’s Comic Book Creator # 3 earlier in the month, I decided it was time to look at Neal Adams’ DC opus ‘Batman Odyssey’. Spread over thirteen issues originally, it was important to remember that at the opening of each issue there was going to be a lot of exposition recapping would be […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (Blue-ray film review).

September 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (Blue-ray film review).

Sony captured Spider-Man a couple of years ago and this is their second rendition of the Marvel comicbook hero. Every year there are blockbusters portraying old Marvel guys, subjects of our fantasies for half a century and, every year, in order not to be outdone, they try to make the best movie ever by surpassing […]

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Comic Book Creator # 3 (magazine review).

September 19, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Comic Book Creator # 3 (magazine review).

‘Comic Book Creator’ combines looking at both comicbook writers and artists under one title. With a magazine format, what would be classified as gold will depend on your age or what you find interesting about the medium. This issue focuses way back but if you just like looking at and reading about talented people, you’ll […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 3: Fatal Five by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Scott Kolins (graphic novel review).

August 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 3: Fatal Five by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Scott Kolins (graphic novel review).

The literal final volume of ‘The New 52’ version of ‘The Legion Of Super-Heroes’ is an all out confrontation between the LSH and the Fatal Five, probably their most dangerous opponents. Tharok, their leader, has hit the United Planets where it hurts, their technology, and turned their quantum connectors against them, giving the LSH an […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 2: The Dominators by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Scott Kolins (graphic novel review).

August 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 2: The Dominators by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Scott Kolins (graphic novel review).

Having only recently heard that DC Comics had cancelled ‘The New 52’ version of ‘The Legion Of Super-Heroes’ last year through lack of sales, I thought I ought to have a look at their last two of three collected volumes before these, too, vanished into the winds of time. It seems today’s younger audience never […]

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Batman: Assault On Arkham by Robert J. Kral (CD review).

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Batman: Assault On Arkham by Robert J. Kral (CD review).

The latest Batman animation movie is ‘Assault On Arkham’, which looking through the twelve page booklet and stills, features the Dark Knight and the Suicide Squad against the Joker, Harley Quinn, the Riddler, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy and King Shark so it looks like he needs as much help as he can get. Enter composer […]

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Back Issue # 72 (magazine review).

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 72 (magazine review).

As you should be able to tell from the cover of the May 2014 edition of Back Issue # 72, this edition is about comicbook robots, although it is bulked out by also covering cyborgs. Not comprehensive but editor Mike Eury points out the other ‘Back Issue’ issues you need to pick up, most available […]

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The Extinction Parade Collected Volume 1 by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Cacers (graphic novel review).

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Extinction Parade Collected Volume 1 by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Cacers (graphic novel review).

Max Brooks is doing well for himself. Not content with getting his zombie apocalypse novel ‘World War Z’ turned into a Hollywood blockbuster, Brooks has now worked with Spanish artist Raulo Caceres to turn his zombie/vampire mash-up novella, ‘The Extinction Parade’, into a series of graphic novels. Volume 1 of ‘The Extinction Parade’ considered here, […]

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