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Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

For a change, the 27th edition of ‘Illustrators’ takes a western slant, looking at the work of two significant artists and a certain masked man. If I haven’t hooked you into buying these magazines by now, you will know that it’s the art regardless of subject that is always a point of interest.   Our […]

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Comic Book Creator #20 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #20 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

Looking at the cover of the latest issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’ and you would think it should be called a ‘Joe’ issue, as with the exception of Craig Yoe and Kristina Deak-Linser, that’s the common denominator for the rest. Mind you, the sub-title is ‘The “Not Your Average Joes” Ish’. Craig Yeo was and […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

The theme of this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is monsters and bugs, mostly because monsters wasn’t quite a big enough theme for a whole issue and partly because bugs enlarged by radiation count as monsters, too. My favourite article this issue was a piece for the ‘Retrospective’ section entitled ‘I Remember… Vandoom, Master Of […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019, Volume 136 #742 (magazine review).

September 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019, Volume 136 #742 (magazine review).

The March/April 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ contains a bumper crop of pieces, including a novella, three novelettes, eight short stories, two poems and six articles. I’ll highlight a selection of my favourites. The longest item here is R.S. Benedict’s fantasy novella ‘All Of Me’, which follows the complicated fortunes […]

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Back Issue #115 September 2019 (magazine review).

September 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #115 September 2019 (magazine review).

‘Back Issue’s topic this time is SF super-heroes. I decline to use the term ‘Sci-Fi’ as on its cover as it tends to represent inferior SF and many of the examples here clearly aren’t. Well, sort of. The dividing line between super-heroes and Science Fiction has always had some vagaries as a topic and the […]

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Alter Ego #160 September 2019 (magazine review).

September 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #160 September 2019 (magazine review).

As promised by editor Roy Thomas a few months back, the latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ is dedicated to comicbook artist/creator Steve Ditko (1927-2018). We all know Ditko’s reputation as being elusive but even from Thomas’ editorial, he came over as being sensitive and responded to early American fanzines by supplying material from time to […]

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The Official Kiss Magazine Poster Book #2 (magazine review).

August 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Official Kiss Magazine Poster Book #2 (magazine review).

We were offered a selection of magazines from Fantasm Media. Principally, looking at their website, they cover horror and Kiss, so which my fellow reviewer will be looking at the former, I thought I’d look at the latter, especially as the band are doing their ‘End Of The Road Tour’ right now. ‘The Official Kiss […]

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Back Issue #114 August 2019 (magazine review).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #114 August 2019 (magazine review).

Back Issue # 114’s theme is the black super-heroes of the 1970s. Hardly surprising then that Luke Cage gets the centre-point. Anyone missed in this issue is appearing # 117 and there’s a checklist for the other 17 characters on the letters page and what issues they appeared in. A couple of them have appeared […]

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Alter Ego #159 July 2019 (magazine review).

July 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #159 July 2019 (magazine review).

After four issues where Michal T. Gilbert aka Mr. Monster has been giving us the correspondence of comicbook artist/writer Pete Morisi (aka PAM) that he had with the now late Glen D. Johnson, we get a mass of it this time. As Johnson never kept copies of what his own letters were, we only see […]

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The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

I first came across Ron Embleton’s art when young and reading ‘TV Century 21’ comic when he was illustrating ‘Stingray’ and created its logo way back in the 1960s when I was young. He later went on to illustrating ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ and, later on, a run on ‘The Trigan Empire’. Peter Richardson […]

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