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The Furnace: A Graphic Novel Paperback by Prentis Rollins (graphic novel review).

July 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Furnace: A Graphic Novel Paperback by Prentis Rollins (graphic novel review).

‘The Furnace’ by Prentiss Rollins opens with learned physicist Doctor Walton Honderich on a plane to New York with his wife, Piper, and his daughter, Clara. He’s depressed and drinking too much because to have a child in this world is to live in constant fear. Along with that, he has guilt. Soon after arrival, […]

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Back Issue #105 July 2018 (magazine review).

July 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #105 July 2018 (magazine review).

It should hardly come as a surprise looking at this edition of ‘Back Issue’ that the subject is martial arts characters in the comicbooks. The major influence of this obviously being a certain Bruce Lee. As the opening article is about ‘Shang-Chi, Master Of Kung Fu’ that shouldn’t be surprising as he looked more like […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Four (magazine review)

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Four    (magazine review)

I always look forward to receiving the ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ and this one had an extra feature. Half of it was printed upside down! Which half depends on how you pick it up. I read 47 pages and came to a double page spread, after which there were another 47 pages the other way up. […]

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Comic Book Creator #17 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

June 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #17 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

It should hardly come as a surprise to seeing the cover of Comic Book Creator # 17 that the key subject is Wallace Allan Wood, occasionally called Wally, which he detested, preferring to be called Woody. From a British perspective, we tend to shorten forenames as a sign of endearment but some names tend to […]

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

June 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
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).

May 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
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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