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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Eight (magazine review).

March 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Eight (magazine review).

Alongside a rundown of some of the content from this issue, I thought I’d try to give an insight into the ‘feel’ of ‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ for those who, like me, haven’t read it before. Handily, though this is the 25th anniversary issue, giving it a cool, metallic, Silver Surfer cover, there’s no indication […]

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Following Cerebus No. 9 August 2006 (magazine review).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Following Cerebus No. 9 August 2006 (magazine review).

I know you probably can’t pull a copy of ‘Following Cerebus No. 9 August’ anymore and it looks like I pulled the remaining copy from it in a Neal Adams bundle. The most I knew about it that it obviously had a Neal Adams interview with Dave Sim, but not that it was also the […]

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Write Now! Magazine #9 (magazine review).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Write Now! Magazine #9 (magazine review).

‘Write Now! Magazine’ was only available from 2005-2009 and only had 20 issues, alas all sold out first hand but you can get a digital copy from TwoMorrows. Coming across a paper copy of # 9 was going to allow me to get one. From the looks of things this was former Marvel editor/writer Danny […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

March 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

It’s hard to believe that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ has been in existence for over seven decades and yet the September/October 2019 issue marked the 70th anniversary of its first publication. To celebrate this impressive achievement, editor Charlie Finlay filled the magazine with some seriously heavyweight content, including Michael Moorcock’s debut piece […]

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Retro Fan #8 April 2020 (magazine review).

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #8 April 2020 (magazine review).

There are always some surprises with ‘Retro Fan’, especially those that don’t cross the Atlantic. I don’t think the 1960s family band ‘The Cowsills’ ever had any of their songs in the UK charts. I did have a listen to one of their songs on UTube and there are obvious harmonics that wasn’t unpleasant. Rob […]

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Alter Ego #163 March 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #163 March 2020 (magazine review).

TwoMorrows has a habit of showing its covers long before issue release. The cover of Alter Ego # 163 was quickly recognized by me as originally on the 1975 cover of Foom # 10, although not in full colour like this but in two shades. As an illustration, it is still a powerful piece and […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 2 #112 (magazine review).

March 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 2  #112 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is a small-size magazine out of Alberta, Canada produced by volunteers on a tiny budget that consistently punches well above its weight. It’s mostly short fiction. In ‘Mindwig’ by Al Onia, James is a teacher at a liberal college surrounded by Christian fundamentalist institutions and he’s pondering the existence of extra-terrestrials. This might […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

The editorial team at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ are rather good at commissioning interesting cover art. With the July/August 2019 issue, they’ve outdone themselves, at least for a pulp SF fan like me. The picture, ‘Robots Invade!’ was produced on spec by Mondolithic Studios, rather than to illustrate a story already accepted […]

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Fantasm Presents #1: George A. Romero (magazine review).

February 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasm Presents #1: George A. Romero (magazine review).

The world of zombie horror films lost arguably its greatest ever proponent in July 2017 when producer/director George A. Romero died of lung cancer at the age of seventy-seven. Later that year Fantasm Media, a new publishing company created by people who used to work on the famous horror mag ‘Fangoria’, published a magazine, planned […]

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Back Issue #18 October 2005 (magazine review).

February 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #18 October 2005 (magazine review).

With Green Lantern as drawn by Neal Adams on the cover and the proclamation that Back Issue # 18 is the ‘Big Green Issue’, it’s hardly surprising what the topic is. Surprisingly, the opening interview with Peter David is about the Hulk, although considering he regained his intelligence by going grey, might have been an […]

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