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Elephantmen: Fatal Diseases Vol. 2 (graphic novel review).

January 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Elephantmen: Fatal Diseases Vol. 2 (graphic novel review).

‘Elephantmen’ is a comic series that hadn’t crossed my radar before, which is a real shame if this collection is anything to go by. Although this is the second collection of ‘Elephantmen’ stories, comprising issue numbers 8-15, there’s a brief story-so-far section at the beginning as well as plenty of flashback sequences that make the […]

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The Damnation Brigade by Jim McPherson & various artists (book review).

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Damnation Brigade by Jim McPherson & various artists (book review).

Tired of the same old tights and capes in your comicbooks? Looking to get your teeth into a series that is a bit different? Then ‘The Damnation Brigade’ might be the book for you. Spanning issues one to five of the ‘Phantacea’ series that were initially published in the late seventies and early eighties, this […]

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DC Comics goes steampunk loopy.

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
DC Comics goes steampunk loopy.

It’s only seven years since The Court of the Air‘s best-selling success pushed steampunk from being a Fan in-joke to a burgeoning literary, cosplay and social movement, but now DC Comics are throwing their weight behind the genre with steampunk covers for large swathes of the New 52 crew. There’s everything from Steampunk Batman to […]

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Mass Effect: Foundation #6 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Matthew Clark (Artist) (comicbook review).

January 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Mass Effect: Foundation #6 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Matthew Clark (Artist) (comicbook review).

‘Mass Effect: Foundation’ is a series of thirteen comics that explore the back stories of the companions encountered by Commander Shepard, the hero of the video game series ‘Mass Effect’. In the previous issue, Miranda and Jacob set out to collect intel regarding the whereabouts of Commander Shepard’s body. Issue 6 picks up that story. […]

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Star Trek: Best Of Klingons (graphic novel review).

January 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Best Of Klingons (graphic novel review).

‘Star Trek: Best Of Klingons’ is a book of two halves, more or less. The first half consists of four issues originally published by DC comics as Star Trek # 1-4. The second half was originally issued by IDW Publishing as Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell # 1-5. The first story follows on directly […]

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The Sandman Overture # 1 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III (comicbook review).

January 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Sandman Overture # 1 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III (comicbook review).

There can be few comic fans that are unaware of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ series which ran for 75 issues from January 1989 to March 1996. It was an influential part of the move towards a more mature, serious stance for the medium of comics and was so successful that it remains in print in various […]

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Salvatore: Vol. 1: Transports Of Love by Nicolas De Crécy (graphic novel).

January 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Salvatore: Vol. 1: Transports Of Love by Nicolas De Crécy (graphic novel).

Having thoroughly enjoyed Nicolas De Crécy’s earlier graphic novel ‘Glacial Period’, I was glad to get the chance to review ‘Salvatore: Vol. 1: Transports Of Love’. But to be completely honest, after working through the first few pages, I got rather bored by it and it was months before I made a second attempt at […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer . . . 2014 gets off with a bang.

January 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer . . . 2014 gets off with a bang.

In this clip from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film, Spider-man has a rumble in Times Square with Electro and the sparks do fly.

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Signal To Noise by Neil Gaiman (Writer) and Dave McKean (lllustrator) (graphic novel review).

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Signal To Noise by Neil Gaiman (Writer) and Dave McKean (lllustrator) (graphic novel review).

Originally released in 1999, ‘Signal To Noise’ tells the story of a dying film-maker who is writing a script for a film he will never make. The script tells the story of a village facing the previous millennium. As his thoughts become more erratic and his need to finish the story more urgent, the two […]

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Sacrifice by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose (graphic novel review).

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sacrifice by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose (graphic novel review).

There’s a moment in Sam Humphries’ graphic novel ‘Sacrifice’ where you see Ian Curtis’ ankles. It’s a startling connection with reality, showing a one frame image of the lead singer of Joy Division’s suicide, but reflects the overwhelming feeling of doom in this book well. Don’t be put off by its teenage gothic trappings though, […]

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