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Age Of TV Heroes by Jason Hofius and George Khoury (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Age Of TV Heroes by Jason Hofius and George Khoury (book review).

‘Age Of TV Heroes’ by Jason Hofius and George Khoury is a book I’ve been really looking forward to reading. With the opening chapter, the most startling thing was to realise how many TV pilots over the decades that were filmed with super-heroes but were either not shown or if they were, not getting a […]

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Showcase Presents The Flash: Volume 1 by Robert Kanigher, John Broome, Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella (graphic novel review).

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents The Flash: Volume 1 by Robert Kanigher, John Broome, Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella (graphic novel review).

  ‘Showcase Presents The Flash: Volume 1’ has stories from Showcase # 4, 8, 13 and 14 and from Flash # 105-119. Apart from the special feature, see below, this takes us from 1956 to early 1961. Eisenhower was President, the dollar was worth something, America was the world’s creditor and, apart from a few […]

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Mean Team by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Hilary Robinson, Massimo Belardinelli and Ron Smith (graphic novel review).

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mean Team by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Hilary Robinson, Massimo Belardinelli and Ron Smith (graphic novel review).

The setting is our galaxy in the year 2886 where Death-Bowl has been the most popular sport for the past four hundred years. It is now broadcast to over six hundred worlds and the players are the idols of trillions. Our story starts in the Killpit on Artificon Major, where the second semi-final of this […]

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Superboy’s Legion books 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novel review).

April 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Superboy’s Legion books 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novel review).

Superboy’s Legion book 1 of 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis After reading ‘Modern Masters Volume One: Alan Davis’ from TwoMorrows Publishing last month, I earmarked a couple series he was involved in to have a look at his work. With a Legion Of Super-Heroes connection, I had to have a look at ‘Superboy’s […]

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Slaine: The Grail War by Pat Mills, Nick Percival, Steve Tappin and Massimo Belardinelli (graphic novel review).

April 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Slaine: The Grail War by Pat Mills, Nick Percival, Steve Tappin and Massimo Belardinelli (graphic novel review).

‘Sláine: The Grail War’ is a graphic novel collecting stories from 2000AD progs 1032-1049, 1090, 1099 and the 2000AD Annual 1985.The first bit of the book isn’t ’The Grail War’ but a story entitled ’King Of Hearts’ in which Sláine MacRoth, to give our hero his full name, teams up with William Wallace to fight […]

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past… Storm-ing in.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
X-Men: Days Of Future Past… Storm-ing in.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past will feature the ever-lovely Halle Berry as weather warping mutant Storm… here’s her first pic from the film set.

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The Complete Nemesis The Warlock Volume 3: Books 8-10 by Pat Mills, David Roach, John Hicklenton, Clint Langley, Henry Flint, Kevin O’Neill and Carl Critchlow (graphic novel review).

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Complete Nemesis The Warlock Volume 3: Books 8-10 by Pat Mills, David Roach, John Hicklenton, Clint Langley, Henry Flint, Kevin O’Neill and Carl Critchlow (graphic novel review).

The opening book has Nemesis The Warlock admit that his stand on good and bad is ambivalent as he actually gets turned on by the excitement of his actions, much to Purity Brown’s disgust. However, although he might show some of the same harsh decisions, he also does good by his actions and that of […]

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The Krypton Companion edited by Michael Eury (book review).

April 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Krypton Companion edited by Michael Eury (book review).

‘The Krypton Companion’ is the one book you need if you want to get a grounding in the Silver Age Superman and the mythology that surrounds him. Much of the things associated with him, other than green kryptonite which was devised for the radio series, was sourced by its editor, Mort Weisinger, mostly as a […]

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R.I.P.D… Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges together at last.

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
R.I.P.D… Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges together at last.

Here’s the first poster for R.I.P.D., Robert Schwentke new SF/horror movie based on Peter M. Lenkov’s Dark Horse comic-book Rest In Peace Department series. The movie has Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as Nick Walker and Roy Pulsipher, the two main heroes from the comics.

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Marvel Comics In The 1960s by Pierre Comtois (book review).

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Marvel Comics In The 1960s by Pierre Comtois (book review).

The sixties, man. Social upheaval. Youth counter-culture. If you can remember it you weren’t really there, huh? I was there but I was too young for drugs or alcohol so I can remember some of it vaguely. It’s probably false memories of stuff that I read and listened to later and so associate with childhood. […]

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