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Future Science Fiction Digest #12 (e-mag review).

September 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest #12 (e-mag review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ is a quality magazine serving up international short Science Fiction for anglophone readers to broaden their tastes. This issue features the following stuff. ‘Old People’s Folly’ by Nora Schinneri concerns a meeting of old and young, cynicism and idealism, post-apocalyptic and civilised. In Samsonville, 313 A.F. (after the flood), Setti finds […]

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Back Issue #130 September 2021 (magazine review).

September 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #130 September 2021 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is rather unique as it focuses on when comicbook characters promote everything from food to…well…especially sugary food, even if they rarely indulged in it themselves and behind the scenes things. But first, Alan Kupperberg tells of his time being the editor of DC Comics promotional material. It would be interesting […]

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Retro Fan #16 September 2021 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #16 September 2021 (magazine review).

The opening section of the latest ‘Retro Fan’ focuses on ‘Logan’s Run’ as Anthony Taylor and his plans for a book on the subject failed through despite having various interviews taken over the years. So rather than waste them, they are here with actor Michael York, car creator for the TV series, Dean Jeffries (1933-2013) […]

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Back Issue #53 December 2011 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #53 December 2011 (magazine review).

Going back ten years, this ‘Back Issue’ is unique in having its title at the bottom of the cover. Looking at the Walt Simonson picture, it was either that or top right and then you have other problems of where to put the other copy without getting in the way of the barcode. OK, this […]

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Draw! #31 Fall 2015 (magazine review).

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #31 Fall 2015 (magazine review).

With this issue of ‘Draw!’, I’ve caught up with my multi-buy of issues bought of this magazine. Editor Mike Manley interviews watercolourist J.G. Jones about his techniques, depending on layouts then models to get the desired looks he wants in his illustrations. He also gives a sound argument to use quality paints than risk them […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Eighty: Old Gods & New (magazine/book review).

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Eighty: Old Gods & New (magazine/book review).

Continuing their incredibly deep dive into the works of Jack Kirby, TwoMorrows presents this lavishly illustrated and coloured exploration of a specific chapter of Kirby’s life. Wanting more recognition, a better contract and, above all, more creative freedom, Kirby would leave Marvel to work at DC, drawn in by the promise of being able to […]

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Back Issue #23 August 2007 (magazine review).

August 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #23 August 2007 (magazine review).

Picking up this early ‘Back Issue’ should be obvious when it as Mary-Jane Watson on the cover. Let’s pick out some highlights. The opening piece had Dan Johnson interviewing the various creators, including Jim Shooter and Stan Lee, about the Spidey marriage. What was interesting was how quickly it was brought into fruition so the […]

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Alter Ego #123 March 2014 (magazine review).

August 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #123 March 2014 (magazine review).

Seeing all the cover of ‘Alter Ego’, there are a couple that really stand out, not surprisingly as its drawn by Neal Adams, and I’ve waited a long time on this one to read its main content, a 48 page interview with comicbook writer and editor Dennis ‘Denny’ O’Neil, who sadly died last year. A […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2021, Volume 141 #756 (magazine review).

August 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2021, Volume 141 #756 (magazine review).

Often, it is the stories by established writers that draw a new reader to a magazine. In this case it is Michael Swanwick for whom Alan M Clark created the surreal cover artwork which complements the story. ‘Dreadnought’ is an excellent portrayal of the lost people in society. Luke lives under an overpass and gets […]

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Illustrators #34 (magazine review).

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Illustrators #34 (magazine review).

This latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ focuses on the Latin artists who gained fame with work outside of their own country. Top of this list is Jesús Blasco (1919-1995) and holds a rather unusual distinction in never drawn or painting nudes. When you consider much of his work appeared in junior and teens British comics, he […]

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