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EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest by Qiana Whitted (book review).

December 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest by Qiana Whitted (book review).

I think the cover of Qiana Whitted’s book, ‘EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest’, should tell you what the subject matter is. Although I’ve read only a few of the stories over the years, including the notable 1953 story, ‘Judgement Day’, I wasn’t even born when they first came out and expensive reprints have […]

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Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

Unlike TwoMorrows ‘Modern Masters’ series, they do occasionally do larger volumes on particular people. This is the case with ‘Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur’ by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington. Hardly surprising because Infantino moved up through the ranks at DC Comics to becoming its publisher for five years and so a much […]

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Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

December 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

‘Batman Book Two’ continues Neal Adams stories from 1969-1971. This time from The Brave And The Bold # 86, Detective Comics # 395, Batman # 219, Detective Comics # 397, 400, 402, 404 and 407, Brave And The Bold # 93, Detective Comics # 408 and 410. The three Man-Bat stories were written by Frank […]

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FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics #3 by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez (comic review).

December 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics #3 by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez (comic review).

Trying to assess the merits of a comic book series from a single issue part-way through the storyline isn’t easy at the best of times and the complex world of ‘FBP’ doesn’t help. But the overall gist is this: randomly occurring ‘bubbleverses’ pop up in our world and, within these, the normal rules of physics […]

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

December 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batman Book One by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

Believe it or not, the long river website already declares that ‘Batman Book One’ by Neal Adams is already out of print or give it a high price when I was looking earlier in the year although some lower priced ones are there again now. I noted it in my bucket list on the hope […]

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Marvels: Eye Of The Camera by Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern, Jay Anacleto and Brian Haberlin (graphic novel review).

December 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marvels: Eye Of The Camera by Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern, Jay Anacleto and Brian Haberlin (graphic novel review).

The ‘Marvels: Eye Of The Camera’ 6-part mini-series was originally released in 2010, taking 8 years to complete, as a progression of the successful 1994 ‘Marvels’ mini-series by writer Kurt Busiek and artist Alex Ross and is still regarded as a classic. If anything, it’s more surprising that it took so long to do a […]

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Hashtag: Danger – Volume One: Panic On Dinosaur Mountain by Tom Peyer and Chris Giarrusso (graphic novel review)

November 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hashtag: Danger – Volume One: Panic On Dinosaur Mountain by Tom Peyer and Chris Giarrusso (graphic novel review)

A piece of advice given to reviewers for this site is to try and select things to review that you have a chance of liking or at least might find interesting. This is because someone who flat-out dislikes a particular genre is going to struggle to deliver a useful critique for potential purchasers of that […]

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Lego Batman Batmobile, just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

November 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lego Batman Batmobile, just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

Tim Burton’s Batman flick celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a Lego toy replica of the Batmobile. It’s an unusual gift for a movie as timeless as Batman, but the $249 LEGO set is an excellent way to spend that time with your kids. The set includes a sleek Batmobile with black paint job […]

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The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

Nicholas Viscardi aka Nick Cardy (1920-2013) was a comicbook artist that I rarely came across when young. I think the transition from DC Comics to Marvel, so many titles, not enough pocket money and the absence of credits in the former never joined the dots as to who he was. In recent years, I have […]

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Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

Graphic novels are branching out to tell true stories, including biographies. ‘Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of Real’ is the life story of the most famous scientist of our time. The book uses the device of a framing story that has Einstein telling a student about his life. The first panel is captioned ‘Ulm, German Empire, […]

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