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The Bridge: How The Roeblings Connected Brooklyn To New by Peter Tomasi and Sara Duvall (graphic novel review).

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The Bridge: How The Roeblings Connected Brooklyn To New by Peter Tomasi and Sara Duvall (graphic novel review).

I’m an apt reviewer for this book because I live in Bristol, England where the most famous landmark is the Clifton Suspension Bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the city’s favourite son. Well, almost. Pretending that a French cockney was really a Bristolian at heart is quite a stretch but we don’t seem to have […]

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Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

June 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

The Neal Adams cover alone for Back Issue # 45 should be its own selling point. In his editorial, Mike Eury points out that the picture was originally intended for the Warner Bros retail shops before the company dropped them. As the title says, what we have in this edition is the various odd couples […]

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Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

The Neal Adams cover alone for Back Issue # 45 should be its own selling point. In his editorial, Mike Eury points out that the picture was originally intended for the Warner Bros retail shops before the company dropped them. As the title says, what we have in this edition is the various odd couples […]

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Apollo by Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins (graphic novel review).

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Apollo by Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins (graphic novel review).

21 July 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of that ‘one small step’ by Neil Armstrong onto the surface of the Moon. There should be dancing in the streets but there will be plenty of commemorative books and television documentaries. SelfMadeHero, publishers of many interesting works, have got in early with this book. ‘Apollo’ is […]

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Out In The Open by Jesús Carrasco and Javi Rey (graphic novel review).

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Out In The Open by Jesús Carrasco and Javi Rey (graphic novel review).

My girlfriend wouldn’t have got past page one, the hanging dog. I mention this because if you’re the sort of person that wouldn’t get past page one you’ll regret buying the book and I don’t want to mislead anyone. If you’re not fazed by that and worse then it’s a good read about finding some […]

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Punisher: Suicide Run by Steven Grant, Chuck Dixon and Larry Hama (graphic novel review).

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Punisher: Suicide Run by Steven Grant, Chuck Dixon and Larry Hama (graphic novel review).

While it’s easy to dismiss ‘The Punisher’ as little more than a right-wing fantasy writ large, those who followed the character’s titles during his late 80s/early 90s heyday would find that there was a little more substance. Some stories dealt with important issues of the day, an issue dealing with flag burning, at the time […]

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Doctor Who Vol. 25: Doorway To Hell by Mark Wright (graphic novel review).

May 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Vol. 25: Doorway To Hell by Mark Wright (graphic novel review).

There was a certain ‘old school’ feeling to Peter Capaldi’s portrayal of the Doctor. Eschewing the youthful air of his recent predecessors, Capaldi was a throwback to the gruff air of William Hartnell alongside the genuine ‘alien-ness’ of Tom Baker. This collection of ‘Doctor Who Monthly’ comicstrips, published just after the strip and the TV […]

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Star*Reach Companion by Richard Arndt (book review).

May 16, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Star*Reach Companion by Richard Arndt (book review).

If there’s any gap in my comicbook knowledge then it is with Mike Friedrich’s 30 issue ‘Star*Reach’ anthology comic series. If memory serves, I think I only ever saw a couple issues in the UK and that was far down the numbers. As I didn’t know it was an anthology, it seemed a bit late […]

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The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman by Julian Voloj and Thomas Campi (book review).

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The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman by Julian Voloj and Thomas Campi (book review).

What better way to tell the story of Superman’s creation than in graphic novel form? That’s what Papercutz have done with a script by Julian Voloj and lovely, simple art by Thomas Campi. ‘The Joe Shuster Story’ starts with Shuster as an old man sleeping on a park bench and being woken up by a […]

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James Bond: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, Van Jensen and Dennis Calero (graphic novel review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
James Bond: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, Van Jensen and Dennis Calero (graphic novel review).

Since it was first published in 1953, ‘Casino Royale’ has been a marker of both the pleasures and the problems of the James Bond character and the various media in which he’s been portrayed. The book’s opening lines, ‘The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning’ is […]

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