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Essential Daredevil Volume 5 by Syd Shores, Don Heck, Bob Brown, Sal Buscema, Gene Colan, Steve Gerber, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman (graphic novel review).

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Essential Daredevil Volume 5 by Syd Shores, Don Heck, Bob Brown, Sal Buscema, Gene Colan, Steve Gerber, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Daredevil Volume 5’ could more honestly be titled ‘Essential Daredevil And The Black Widow’ because the lovely Natasha Romanov features heavily. Her loveliness varies slightly according to which artist is drawing her but she always looks pretty damn good in her skin-tight black leather. Of course, Matt Murdock/Daredevil is a right-on seventies man here […]

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Judge Dredd: Day Of Chaos: Endgame by John Wagner, Leigh Gallagher, Henry Flint, Ben Willsher, Colin Macneil and Edmund Bagwell (book review)

August 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd: Day Of Chaos: Endgame by John Wagner, Leigh Gallagher, Henry Flint, Ben Willsher, Colin Macneil and Edmund Bagwell		(book review)

How much worse can it get for Mega-City One? That’s what you keep asking yourself every few pages as you read ‘Judge Dredd: Day Of Chaos: Endgame’ but things keep getting worse and worse…and worse! Writer John Wagner knows how to rack up the tension. He uses that old standby the ticking clock – or, […]

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The Wolverine by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Wolverine by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Finally the so-called breakout star of ‘The X-Men’ movie series gets to fly solo yet again (after ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’) and test the waters of his continued on screen popularity. After all, what is not to like about the charismatic Wolverine or the performer that portrays the metal clawed super specimen in the buffed form […]

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The Avengers And Philosophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

August 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Avengers And Philosophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

Trying to get a handle on what ‘The Avengers And Philosophy’ would focus in Marvel Comics’ premiere team, I realised this was chiefly addressing villains becoming heroes which goes back to the first major change in the line-up introducing Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch together with Captain America, making how they describe ‘the kooky […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 8 by John Buscema, Rich Buckler, George Perez, Ron Wilson, Sal Buscema, Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo, Gerry Conway, Len Wein and Jim Shooter (graphic novel review).

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 8 by John Buscema, Rich Buckler, George Perez, Ron Wilson, Sal Buscema, Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo, Gerry Conway, Len Wein and Jim Shooter (graphic novel review).

Roy Thomas is great. He slid into Marvel Comics in the mid-sixties and after an interesting stint on ‘The Uncanny X-Men’ brought new vitality to ‘The Mighty Avengers’, aided mightily by the gorgeous art of John Buscema. He was well read in pulp fiction, literary fiction and, most importantly, comics. Finally, in the mid-seventies, he […]

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Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

July 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

I should point out from the start that ‘Iron Man And Philosophy’ was released in 2012’ so that the events in ‘Iron Man 3’ won’t have any bearing in the contents. This is important to note because several of the philosophers use the first two films as the launch points for their topics. It’s also […]

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past… poster action.

July 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
X-Men: Days Of Future Past… poster action.

The X-Men: Days Of Future Past movie blends the old and new cast from the X-Men movies, as these new posters show. This is based on one of the classic strips that still has pride of place in my collection.

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Man Of Steel by Greg Cox (book review).

July 18, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Man Of Steel by Greg Cox (book review).

I’ve always maintained that it is interesting to read a film’s novelisation. To tie-in to the film release, its author has to work off either an early script draft or out of contact with any changes made while filming and editing. As I’ve yet to see the film until later in the year, I’ll have […]

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Man Of Steel: Inside The Legendary World Of Superman by Daniel Wallace (book review).

July 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Man Of Steel: Inside The Legendary World Of Superman by Daniel Wallace (book review).

I’m reading about the latest Superman film, ‘Man Of Steel’, a while before I actually see it. Whether that’s a good plan or not doesn’t really come into it because I’m happy to look at the work done behind any film. I should point out that when you take this book out of its polyfilm […]

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7 Against Chaos by Harlen Ellison and Paul Chadwick with Ken Steacy (graphic novel review).

July 12, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
7 Against Chaos by Harlen Ellison and Paul Chadwick with Ken Steacy (graphic novel review).

In many respects, ‘7 Against Chaos’ is very much a re-working of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ or ‘The Seven Samurai’ plot. A mysterious stranger brings together a variety of talented individuals of various ages, shapes, species and criminal background. This time, it’s not to rescue a starving village from bandits but a need to time travel […]

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