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Essential Thor Vol. 6 by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Vol. 6 by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Thor Vol. 6’ starts off with ‘Hercules Enraged’ from The Mighty Thor # 221 and ends with ‘The Flame And The Hammer’ from The Mighty Thor # 247. In between, there are plenty of pages of Marvel black and white action for a relatively small fee. ‘Hercules Enraged’ indulges in that slightly silly Marvel […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘From beyond the stars shall come the Overmind and he shall crush the universe.’ So goes an ancient prophecy steeped in Stan Lee hyperbole. Super-heroes used to save America, then the world and later the galaxy from some terrible menace. Now it’s the universe. This shows that Stan didn’t know how big the universe is. […]

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The Tick: The Entire Series (DVD review).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Tick: The Entire Series (DVD review).

‘The Tick’ isn’t a comic I ever actually read back in my day. However, if you think of ‘the big blue yonder’ as being the male version of DC’s Inferior 5’s Dumb Bunny in being strong as an ox and just as smart, you wouldn’t be far wrong. He gets lost in metaphor, let alone […]

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Superman and Philosophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Superman and Philosophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

When I saw the title ‘Superman And Philosophy’, I did wonder how the philosophers would deal with this topic. Would they be focusing on the comicbook, the film version or mix and confuse the two. With a long history, how familiar would these writers be on the entire subject, let alone the reboots the character […]

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Crazy Mary Volume 1 by Michael Colbert and JK Woodward (graphic novel review).

May 13, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Crazy Mary Volume 1 by Michael Colbert and JK Woodward	(graphic novel review).

Crazy Mary of the title is a lady who has been given enhanced senses. Unfortunately, she also appears to see things that aren’t there or at least not to other people, hence her moniker. Although some insight into how Mary acquired her abilities isn’t given until the last story, you don’t really need to know […]

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Judge Minty… kind of flinty.

May 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Judge Minty… kind of flinty.

That Judge Minty fan-made movie (based on the Judge Dredd Cursed Earth long walk thang) we wrote about last year has now come good, and how. Give those guys a real super-sized budget, please. Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000AD and Rebellion. Judge Dredd® is […]

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The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher adapted by Mark Powers and Ardian Syaf (book review)

May 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher adapted by Mark Powers and Ardian Syaf (book review)

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Wizard detective Harry Dresden. Called in by the local police to investigate a crime of passion with a mystical bent, occult detective Jim Dresden suspects he may be put in the frame for the job, giving him extra incentive to find out what actually […]

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Iron Man 3 (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 4, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man 3 (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well, everybody’s favorite Marvel Comics metal-head is back in the fold while combining action, aerodynamics and angst in the explosive yet slightly uneven ‘Iron Man 3′. Most ardent fans of the comicbook capitalist super-hero will appreciate the further antics of the high-flying and adventurous billionaire Tony Stark and his conflicted heroic alter ego. ‘Iron Man […]

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Shaun The Sheep… setting a high baaaa?

April 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Shaun The Sheep… setting a high baaaa?

Studiocanal are to team up with Aardman Animations to produce the movie debut of their animated character, Shaun The Sheep. First seen in the short film A Close Shave, the sheep and his flock have reached TV audiences in 170 countries. When Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to the Farmer being taken away from the farm, […]

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Essential Thor Volume 5 by Len Wein and Gerry Conway (graphic novel).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Volume 5 by Len Wein and Gerry Conway (graphic novel).

This volume of ‘Essential Thor’ collects The Mighty Thor # 196-220, originally published between 1972-1974, according to the copyright notes. All the stories are written by Gerry Conway, who seems to have taken over a few of the company’s flagship titles after Stan Lee retired from active service. He also scripted ‘The Fantastic Four’ and […]

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