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Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

March 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

The Batman: Dark Detective 6-part mini-series was originally released in 2005. As pointed out while reviewing one of publisher TwoMorrows early issue of ‘Back Issue’ last month I discovered that this was the first time that writer Steve Englehart, artist Marshall Rogers and inker Terry Austin had been reunited on a Batman series since the […]

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Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

February 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

Back in my early teens, I read a library edition of ‘The Penguin Book Of Comics’ and was the first time I came across the Daily Mirror newspaper strip, ‘Jane’, where it was pointed out that the day she lost all her clothes was the day the allies moved 6 miles in the D-Day landing. […]

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Batman: Arkham Asylum: 25th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (graphic novel review).

February 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman: Arkham Asylum: 25th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (graphic novel review).

Thinking it was long overdue that I read ‘Arkham Asylum’, I picked up this graphic novel 25th anniversary edition and read it before I reviewed ‘Welcome To Arkham Asylum’ and again after, bearing in mind their insights as it was their key reference. Don’t expect a traditional comicbook story. Artist Dave McKean clearly paints from […]

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Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love edited by John Morrow (graphic novel review).

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love edited by John Morrow (graphic novel review).

In 1970, having made his name drawing iconic heroes for Marvel, artist and writer Jack Kirby proposed to his new bosses at DC a line of comics aimed at an older, wider audience. This premium series would cover topics like romance and divorce, targeting black as well as white readers. In a move that will […]

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Cannon by Wallace Wood (graphic novel review).

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cannon by Wallace Wood (graphic novel review).

The ‘Cannon’ stories by Wallace Wood tend to come under the title ‘The Compleat Cannon’ but it’s all the same material, although this third edition is formatted in newspaper format with two strips to a page. It was originally released from 1970-73 in ‘The Overseas Weekly’, a tabloid for US military stationed abroad and 263 […]

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Comic Book Artist # 1/Alter Ego Vol. 2 # 1 Spring 1998 Second Printing (magazine review).

January 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Artist # 1/Alter Ego Vol. 2 # 1 Spring 1998 Second Printing (magazine review).

Now here’s a remarkable fluke. I was pulling a once-in-a-lifetime bundle from the Neal Adams website and it included what I thought was a reprint of ‘Comic Book Artist Collection Volume 1’ because it had the same Neal Adams Batman cover and turned out to be the original use from 1998. All right, a second […]

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Zombillenium Volume 4: Royal Witchcraft by Arthur de Pins (graphic novel review).

January 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Zombillenium Volume 4: Royal Witchcraft by Arthur de Pins (graphic novel review).

I’ve read quite a few graphic novels featuring zombies over recent years, so my question for any new one is always going to be what’s fresh or different about it. Thankfully, in the case of the latest volume in Arthur de Pins’ ‘Zombillenium’ series, the answer’s clear. It’s set in and around a theme park […]

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Lunar Tunes by Wally Wood (graphic novel review).

January 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lunar Tunes by Wally Wood (graphic novel review).

I should point out this copy of ‘Lunar Tunes’ by Wally Wood is a second printing done in 2012. As editor Dave Spurlock points out in the introduction, this is Wood’s last work before he committed suicide rather than live with deteriorating eyesight and other medical problems. Don’t expect his detailed artwork as in his […]

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Batman Book Three by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

January 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman Book Three by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

Part of my job as a reviewer is to ignore what others have written on something I’m likely to review so it’s only my opinion and honesty. I went into these Neal Adams ‘Batman’ books, liking the art but wondering where was the spark when it actually took off? Wait no longer. ‘Batman Book Three’ […]

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Doom Patrol: The Silver Age: Volume One by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani (graphic novel review)

January 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doom Patrol: The Silver Age: Volume One by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani (graphic novel review)

Considering the extent of my second comicbook collection, I only have 10 issues of Doom Patrol in my collection. Hardly surprising back then as the earliest stories were in ‘My Greatest Adventure’ before the title change and neither started off at # 1. I hadn’t realised until now that although I missed their first appearance, […]

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