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Doctor Who Vol. 25: Doorway To Hell by Mark Wright (graphic novel review).

May 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Vol. 25: Doorway To Hell by Mark Wright (graphic novel review).

There was a certain ‘old school’ feeling to Peter Capaldi’s portrayal of the Doctor. Eschewing the youthful air of his recent predecessors, Capaldi was a throwback to the gruff air of William Hartnell alongside the genuine ‘alien-ness’ of Tom Baker. This collection of ‘Doctor Who Monthly’ comicstrips, published just after the strip and the TV […]

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Star*Reach Companion by Richard Arndt (book review).

May 16, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Star*Reach Companion by Richard Arndt (book review).

If there’s any gap in my comicbook knowledge then it is with Mike Friedrich’s 30 issue ‘Star*Reach’ anthology comic series. If memory serves, I think I only ever saw a couple issues in the UK and that was far down the numbers. As I didn’t know it was an anthology, it seemed a bit late […]

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The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman by Julian Voloj and Thomas Campi (book review).

May 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman by Julian Voloj and Thomas Campi (book review).

What better way to tell the story of Superman’s creation than in graphic novel form? That’s what Papercutz have done with a script by Julian Voloj and lovely, simple art by Thomas Campi. ‘The Joe Shuster Story’ starts with Shuster as an old man sleeping on a park bench and being woken up by a […]

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James Bond: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, Van Jensen and Dennis Calero (graphic novel review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
James Bond: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, Van Jensen and Dennis Calero (graphic novel review).

Since it was first published in 1953, ‘Casino Royale’ has been a marker of both the pleasures and the problems of the James Bond character and the various media in which he’s been portrayed. The book’s opening lines, ‘The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning’ is […]

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Tank Girl: Gold by Alan Martin and Brett Parson (graphic novel review).

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tank Girl: Gold by Alan Martin and Brett Parson (graphic novel review).

Few British comic book characters are as well known as Tank Girl, the eponymous heroine of a series that has been rumbling on now for over 30 years. In her way, she’s become a symbol of a certain strain of counter-culture feminism within British society, representing perhaps women who are sexually liberated and physically forceful. […]

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Back Issue # 104 June 2018 (magazine review).

May 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 104 June 2018 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of this issue of ‘Back Issue’, we are in the DC Universe’s backyard or rather the ‘Fourth World’ that was created by Jack Kirby, only this time after he left it. No one has called it ‘‘Fourth World AK’, although the full words are on the cover. It […]

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Comic Book Creator # 9 Summer 2015 (magazine review).

April 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 9 Summer 2015 (magazine review).

For those of you who have been buying TwoMorrows Publications based off my reviews and have ever wondered about the effectiveness of their back issue ads, be assured, they do work and I spent a little loose money acquiring a few issues prior to when I started reviewing recently to fill some gaps in my […]

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

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Superboy’s Legion Volumes 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novels review).

Considering how DC Comics release massive volumes of their early material, I have to wonder why their ‘Otherworlds’ version of ‘Superboy’s Legion’ was released as 2 books. As it’s also a two-parter, I’m reluctant to review them apart with such a small page count. Even more surprising, it was never continued as it’s a rather […]

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Alter Ego #152 May 2018 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #152 May 2018 (magazine review).

I have to confess that I have never heard of Larry Ivie (1936-2014) until now. However, reading Sandy Plunkett’s extended article here, Ivie was one of the founding American comicbook historians, developing writing and art skills, the latter of which can be seen growing over the feature. He was also the chap to go to […]

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2000AD Prog 2076 (e-mag review).

April 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2076 (e-mag review).

The latest weekly instalment of Thrill Power is out now in 2000AD Prog 2076. ‘Judge Dredd: Flaws’ (Part One) opens the issue. Higson Plaza is a divided community with one block supporting law enforcement and the other block bitterly resenting them. Sometimes, they fight. Reporter Mo Malik is more interested in a good story than […]

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