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Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

For Back Issue # 111, the subject is alternative realities. As we’re already in an alternative reality where super-humans are the norm, this does need more elaboration? A little. For Marvel, it is a look at their ‘What If…?’ comicbook series exploring alternative choices wiuth the Watcher as host to what really happened in their […]

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Back Issue #72 May 2014 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #72 May 2014 (magazine review).

Another issue I picked up last year was the 72nd issue of ‘Back Issue’. I mean how can you resist a look at comicbook robots although this is also extended to androids and cyborgs, too. Editor Mike Eury points out a list of the ones missed out appearing in earlier ‘Back Issues’ and so are […]

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Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

I pulled ‘Back Issue # 67 September 2013’ last year for a look at two principle things which you’ll soon spot as you read this review. Anything else was purely a bonus. The theme of this ‘Back Issue’ is alternative realities with characters outside of their usual timelines. This also includes time travellers who also […]

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Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ has the sub-title ‘Make Mine Marvel’, so you should guess which company predominates. Interestingly, the first two articles centre on Carmine Infantino, outlining his history before focusing on his artwork at Marvel as he got his art mojo back after being fired as editor-in-chief at DC Comics. The second […]

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Back Issue #109 November 2018 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #109 November 2018 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of Back Issue # 109, the subject is the 1978 film of ‘Superman’ and hard to believe its 40 years since it original release. Mike Eury’s interview with Ilya Salkind in 2018 is really enlightening in that Warner Bros really didn’t know what they had on their hands […]

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Back Issue #108 October 2018 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #108 October 2018 (magazine review).

I have to confess from the start that I’ve never been a great Aquaman fan. I was dragged screaming to do an illustration of him when I was at college and had to read a few issues in the early 70s and found him a bit on the bland side. Having an entire issue of […]

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Back Issue #107 September 2018 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #107 September 2018 (magazine review).

I was surprised with the cover of this issue of ‘Back Issue!’ featuring the Archies but then, this issue is all about the Archie Comics. They were also formerly MLJ Comics but, like DC Comics, adopted their more popular collective name. As is pointed out in the introduction, there isn’t just a Big Two, but […]

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Back Issue! #106 August 2018 (magazine review).

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Back Issue! #106 August 2018 (magazine review).

In some respects, looking at the latest issue of ‘Back Issue!’, you would think that it’s moving into ‘Alter Ego’ territory. It’s not really as the sub-title. Golden Age In Bronze Age’ reveals its having the older characters still carrying on with their own lives in a different decade…mostly. It’s also pretty much Roy Thomas’ […]

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Back Issue #105 July 2018 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #105 July 2018 (magazine review).

It should hardly come as a surprise looking at this edition of ‘Back Issue’ that the subject is martial arts characters in the comicbooks. The major influence of this obviously being a certain Bruce Lee. As the opening article is about ‘Shang-Chi, Master Of Kung Fu’ that shouldn’t be surprising as he looked more like […]

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Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

The Neal Adams cover alone for Back Issue # 45 should be its own selling point. In his editorial, Mike Eury points out that the picture was originally intended for the Warner Bros retail shops before the company dropped them. As the title says, what we have in this edition is the various odd couples […]

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