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Iron Man 3 (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 4, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man 3 (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well, everybody’s favorite Marvel Comics metal-head is back in the fold while combining action, aerodynamics and angst in the explosive yet slightly uneven ‘Iron Man 3′. Most ardent fans of the comicbook capitalist super-hero will appreciate the further antics of the high-flying and adventurous billionaire Tony Stark and his conflicted heroic alter ego. ‘Iron Man […]

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Marvel Comics In The 1960s by Pierre Comtois (book review).

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Marvel Comics In The 1960s by Pierre Comtois (book review).

The sixties, man. Social upheaval. Youth counter-culture. If you can remember it you weren’t really there, huh? I was there but I was too young for drugs or alcohol so I can remember some of it vaguely. It’s probably false memories of stuff that I read and listened to later and so associate with childhood. […]

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The Essential Punisher Volume 1 (graphic novel review).

January 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Essential Punisher Volume 1 (graphic novel review).

The Punisher first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man # 129 (Feb 1974) and was created by Gerry Conway and John Romita, Sr., who was art director at Marvel then, though Ross Andru drew the actual comic and Stan Lee believes he came up with the name. The Punisher is a ruthless vigilante who acts as […]

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Essential Thor Volume 4 by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, John Buscema and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Volume 4 by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, John Buscema and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

Kirby soldiers on! For 12 more issues anyway and does a pretty good job of them, too. Just before he left Marvel, that company or Stan Lee had decided to revert from multi-issue stories to yarns that were full and complete in one comicbook. The theory was that potential new fans were put off by […]

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Essential Thor Volume 3 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Volume 3 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

Here be another ‘Essential Thor Volume’ for ye to read, mortals. This is the point at which the Thunder God became more godly, more cosmic and yea, more awesome. Stan Lee contributed to the elevated atmosphere by having the Asgardians speak in an old-fashioned, cod Shakespearian dialogue. Verily, I remembreth a letter in the pages […]

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Essential Thor Volume 2 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (graphic novel review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Volume 2 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Thor Volume 2’ opens with a magnificent battle scene in which Odin, Thor and a bunch of other Asgardians fight the demon men of Jutenheim. As they are defeated in two panels, they obviously weren’t all that tough. ‘For Asgard and freedom!’ cries Odin, which is a bit rich coming from an absolute monarch. […]

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Stan Lee deserves Lifetime Achievement Award “100 percent”!

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Stan Lee deserves Lifetime Achievement Award “100 percent”!

Comic book guru Stan Lee has received the Lifetime Achievement Award given at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival for his co-creation of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. Accepting the award, Lee cheekily noted, “First of all, I want to thank you for your taste, your judgment, your […]

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The Wolverine gets postered.

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Wolverine gets postered.

The Wolverine movie has a new poster that looks like it’s come right off a recent Marvel comic cover. The last Wolverine movie was quite good, but never quite caught the breaks for a large audience. Will this one be the charm for our adamantium-boned chum? We’ll see.

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Iron Man 3 movie photo cornucopia!

October 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Iron Man 3 movie photo cornucopia!

We know how to whet your appetite for the first trailer for the third Iron Man movie due out tomorrow – a load of photos and posters from the movie. Oh, Mister Stark, do please marry Ms Pepper Potts. If you don’t, we will! Thanks to EW for the pic of the Big Bad in […]

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Marvel versus DC death match. Who wins?

October 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Marvel versus DC death match. Who wins?

There have been quite a few Marvel vs DC Comic crossover punch-ups in the annals of comics history. Spiderman versus Batman. The Avengers versus the Fantastic Four. Now, here comes the ultimate fracas – Marvel vs D.C. at the cinema box-office. Who wins, who leaves the city with their cape torn and their reputation in […]

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