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Comic Book Creator #21 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

December 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #21 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’s editorial announces that ‘Mad Magazine’ ended in February 2018 after 67 years. As circulation has only been slight in the UK the past few decades, I was surprised the news went passed us. The ability to poke fun at society, no matter which country, is an acknowledgement of free […]

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Back Issue #117 December 2019 (magazine review).

December 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #117 December 2019 (magazine review).

With a glorious picture of Beta Ray Bill on the cover of the latest ‘Back Issue’, is a look at stand-ins from an idea sent in by readers to the editor, Mike Eury. There’s been a lot of them in both the DC and Marvel Universes. Considering the injuries many of the leads take, you […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest 5 (emag review).

December 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest 5 (emag review).

After a foreword by editor Alex Shvartsman, ‘Future Science Fiction Digest 5’ starts the stories rolling with ‘A Prayer To The Fundamental Dos’ by Filip Wiltgreen. First-person narrator James is performing a service in the temple when the doors slide open and an urchin enters. There are three ‘presences’ in the temple already: Weygand, an […]

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Alter Ego #161 November 2019 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #161 November 2019 (magazine review).

No, this issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is not a tribute to Galactus but to Stan Lee, the man behind the big man or vice versa. It’s a size or initial thing. On a 1975 radio interview conducted by Caroline Hemingway with Stan, we learn, amongst other things, the correct way to say ‘Magneto’ and ‘Sub-Mariner’ […]

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Illustrators #28 (magazine review).

December 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #28 (magazine review).

If you haven’t seen the little green man above before then where have you been? This is the fifth cover appearance that I can remember it being used and I’m still counting. It was originally from the cover of ‘Martians, Go Home’ by Fredric Brown and illustrated by the great Frank Kelly Freas (you pronounce […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

The May/June 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ contains a novella, three novelettes, six short stories, two poems and seven non-fiction articles. I’ll focus here on my highlights, starting with the excellent cover image. It was painted by Cory and Catska Ench and accompanies Lavie Tidhar’s SF novella, ‘New Atlantis’, and […]

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Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

‘Kzine’, edited by Graeme Hurry, is one of the many small press magazines that foster new talent and keep the flame of the short story burning bright. This is the latest issue. First up is ‘Maxwell’ by Rhonda Parrish which is told in epistolatory format. The first letter, dated March 3, 194-, is from fourteen […]

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Back Issue #116 October 2019 (magazine review).

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #116 October 2019 (magazine review).

As Mike Eury explains in his editorial that the Mike Golden draw cover was drawn for him as a homage to Superman # 138 years ago and with a proper colour job used here. This ‘Back Issue’ falls in line with Halloween so the slant for horror is here this time. This begins with a […]

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Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

The opening features of the latest edition of ‘Retro Fan’ is pure Americana as I can’t recall them ever being shown over here. The first is an interview by Dan Johnson with TV horror host Svengoolie although I think he should have been called Son Of Svengoolie as he’s the second of that name. Amusingly, […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4 (e-mag review).

September 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4 (e-mag review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4’ features fifty thousand words of new Science Fiction from the ‘United’ Kingdom (we still call it that), the ‘United’ States of America (don’t laugh), Russia, China, Sweden and Italy. It opens with ‘They Are Coming’ by Paul R. Hardy. ‘They’ are aliens, for alien invasion is the theme of […]

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