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Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’ kicks off with a look at the original ‘Shaft’ movies by David F. Walker and how they differed from the books and even more so when it briefly became a TV series. However, what makes this article even more significant is a general look at the blaxploitation phenomenon. Although […]

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Back Issue #121 September 2020 (magazine review).

September 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #121 September 2020 (magazine review).

One question that is never asked in the latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ is why does sword and sorcery in the likes of a barbarian like Conan and the other examples here so popular? Magic, although much older, being depicted as bad or at least by its users does have shades of luddites in the […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest #8 (e-mag review).

September 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest #8 (e-mag review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ continues its mission to bring exciting SF from other cultures to anglophone readers. Aptly, for a plague year, this issue’s theme is medical Science Fiction and it’s guest edited by RM Ambrose. It’s all fiction apart from ‘Another Reel’ by Paul Levinson, a review of Netflix production ‘Twice Upon A Time’. […]

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Alter Ego #165 September 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #165 September 2020 (magazine review).

In many respects, you would have to wonder why it’s taken so long for ‘Alter Ego’ to focus on Timely/Atlas/Marvel publisher Martin Goodman, a tenure that went from 1939-1971. With the 80th anniversary last year for the company, the attention was on Stan Lee. Editor Roy Thomas says it was time Goodman was covered and […]

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Comic Book Creator #23 Summer 2020 (magazine review).

September 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #23 Summer 2020 (magazine review).

The latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator’ is stacked with interviews. The first is an interview with Peruvian artist Pablo Marcos, who moved to America in search of work and to feed his family and worked for several comicbook publishers and most known for working on the Zombie Simon Garth for Marvel. The second part […]

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Draw! #14 Summer 2007 (magazine review).

September 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #14 Summer 2007 (magazine review).

I’m rarely surprised when I come across comicbook artists that I’ve never heard of in ‘Draw!’ as there are a lot of them out there and Doug Mahnke is amongst those. Even so, as interviewed by Michael Manley back in 2007, he does present some interesting insights. With the older artists like Steve Ditko, their […]

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Back Issue #49 July 2011 (magazine review).

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #49 July 2011 (magazine review).

The sub-title of Back Issue # 49 is ‘1970s Time Capsule Issue’ pointing out 40 important events that happened in that decade. Oddly, other that in those events, cover character Deathlok only appears on the cover. Let’s pick out the good stuff. Alex Boney spends some time looking over ‘Relevance Comics’ and starting off with […]

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Draw! #11 Summer 2005 (magazine review).

August 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #11 Summer 2005 (magazine review).

The first interview in Draw! # 11 is with Steve Rude. I rather enjoyed his more recent interview in ‘Comic Book Creator # 18 from 2018, so seeing what he was like 13 years earlier making ends meet in an even longer interview was interesting. I can agree with him how artist equipment that work […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 3 #113 (magazine review).

August 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 3  #113 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is billed as ‘The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic’ and this is the first time I’ve read this particular publication so I had no idea what to expect. It’s a neat format, slightly larger than a standard paperback and coming in at a fairly chunky 134 pages, which I think is bigger than […]

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Alter Ego #95 July 2010 (magazine review).

August 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #95 July 2010 (magazine review).

With a cover by Marie Severin, this has to be issue of ‘Alter Ego’ which looks at her most famous contribution to the Marvel stable, ‘Not Brand Echh!’. Originally devised by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Mike Friedrich, Roy as its editor fills in all the gaps. His and Friedrich’s plan was to spoof the […]

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