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Back Issue #129 August 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #129 August 2021 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the latest ‘Back Issue’ cover, this is a ‘TV Toon Tie-In’. Editor Mike Eury points out that 50 of them have been covered in earlier issues so this does feel like more of a tidy-up for those outstanding which does make sense. It might not be at the top of […]

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Draw! #30 Spring 2013 (magazine review).

July 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #30 Spring 2013 (magazine review).

Going back 8 years, Draw! # 30 divided itself into 5 portions. The two main ones are extended interviews. The first is with the then Daredevil artist Chris Samnee as Eric Nolen-Weathington interviews him about his career and the slow process into becoming a professional artist. A lesson for all of you novices, it isn’t […]

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Comic Book Creator # 25 Spring 2021 (magazine review).

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Comic Book Creator # 25 Spring 2021 (magazine review).

The 25th edition of ‘Comic Book Creator’ is running a season late but editor Jon B. Cooke apologies and lists a couple projects that we should be seeing the results of next year. The first interview is part one with Sal Quartuccio, a name you should be familiar if you bought the SQL comicbook portfolios […]

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Back Issue #128 July 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #128 July 2021 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of this ‘Back Issue’, the emphasis is on Bronze Age TV Tie-Ins. Mike Eury’s introduction shows just how extensive they were and also several that were never done. This subject has been tapped across several issues before but this one is a complete concentration. TV might has supplanted […]

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Occult Detective Magazine issue # 0 (emagazine review)

July 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Occult Detective Magazine issue # 0  (emagazine review)

‘Occult Detective Magazine’ is a small British publication that builds on a tradition founded by William Hope Hodgson’s ace supernatural detective Carnacki that is continued by many others. Generously, they are giving away a bumper free issue to lure new readers. Here’s what you get. In ‘We’ll Always Have Paris’ by Mike Carey, the City […]

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Alter Ego #170 July 2021 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #170 July 2021 (magazine review).

One thing that there has been an absence in the pages of ‘Alter Ego’ is Jack Kirby. As editor Roy Thomas explains, Kirby does have his own magazine at TwoMorrows and if he hadn’t then there would have been several issues devoted to him by now. So, after some thought, he came up with what […]

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Retro Fan #15 July 2021 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #15 July 2021 (magazine review).

I think I agree with editor Mike Eury in his editorial that ‘Retro Fan’ works best as a mixed bag than working to a theme. A scattershot ensures you’ve got something for everyone. If there is a tenuous link, it might come from observation and did you spot this. I’m picking out the main features. […]

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Back Issue #127 Jun 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #127 Jun 2021 (magazine review).

I will admit that I’ve never been a fan of American war comics. Saying that editor Mike Eury’s editorial of how he got Brian Bolland’s picture of Sgt. Rock for the cover is a pointer for all professionals to have some form of contact details on the Net these days. Like a lot of the […]

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Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

June 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

If you want your jaw to drop, then you need to see the art of American artist J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) and think if he was modern, more so he could do comic paintings that wouldn’t be out of place in the likes of ‘Mad’ magazine yet he was at his pinnacle at the turn of […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest #11 (emag review).

June 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest #11 (emag review).

Here’s another issue of ‘Future Science Fiction Digest’, the magazine of international SF. This one features stories from China, Russia, Belgium, the USA and Germany. Until a UFO lands and aliens write some stories, this is as wide a range as you can get. ‘Knights Of The Phantom Realm’ by Wenxiang Fengnian, translated by Nathan […]

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