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Krypton: first trailer (new TV series from the SyFy Channel).

January 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Krypton: first trailer (new TV series from the SyFy Channel).

Here’s the first trailer for the Krypton TV series from the peeps over at the SyFy Channel. It is a prequel and follows the exploits of the Superman family, aka the House of El – specifically, Supe’s granddad –  before they went and blew up their home-world. Silly people. Krypton looks interesting. You have to wonder about the future […]

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Alter Ego # 150 January 2018 (magazine review).

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 150 January 2018 (magazine review).

150 issues of ‘Alter Ego’ would need to cover another milestone and as you can see from its cover, the 95th year of Stan Lee. Editor Roy Thomas’ introduction says that there is little difference between the public and private faces of Stan Lee, who comes over as very open and honest. To start, there […]

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Comicbook Time : an article in temporal movement by: GF Willmetts

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comicbook Time  :  an article in temporal movement by: GF Willmetts

One of the biggest dilemmas in comicbook universes is the measure of time. Back in the 1960s, it was considered that seven comicbook universe years equalled one of ours. All well and good, except they seemed to have at least four Christmases per year in that time. Maybe their version of the Earth has a […]

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Wonder Woman (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

December 22, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Wonder Woman (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I have to confess from the start that I’ve been pretty much avoiding the latest batch of films based on DC Comics characters although have been told the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie is a good stepping in point. Much of the story follows the various origin points of the comicbook version. Diana (from adulthood, actress Gal […]

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Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

As the title ‘Mississipi Roll’ of the latest ‘Wild Cards’ book should point out, this mosaic blend of six stories has gone down to the deep south. Actually, it’s on the Mississippi steamboat Natchez as its crew discover that its management now want to dock it and just use it as a casino so they […]

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The Little Book Of Captain America (book review).

December 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of Captain America (book review).

With the success of the ‘Captain America’ films, it makes sense that there would be a ‘Little Book’ devoted to him. It also helps that Roy Thomas is an expert on the Golden Age that spawned him and we see samples of Cap’s life around the start of World War Two as Steve Rogers is […]

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The British Superhero by Chris Murray (book review).

December 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The British Superhero by Chris Murray (book review).

I have to confess to being a little confused when I started reading Chris Murray’s book, ‘The British Superhero’ when there is so much emphasis on American comicbook history. It isn’t as though comics were a new invention over here and even Murray says our settings hardly lent themselves to the skyscraper cities of the […]

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The Little Book Of The Fantastic Four (book review)

November 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of The Fantastic Four   (book review)

As with all of these ‘Little Books’, this one covers the pictorial history of sorts with ‘The World’s Greatest Comic’, that being the ‘Fantastic Four’ that lived up to its hype. Interestingly, much of this book focuses on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s first 100 issues although there is little dwelling over the King leaving. […]

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Back Issue # 101 December 2017 (magazine review)

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 101 December 2017   (magazine review)

As the top header of Back Issue # 101 proclaims, this is their ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Issue’, although I suspect calling it ‘Back Issue Goes Pop’ would be closer to the mark. Essentially, this edition looks at all the pop connections to the world of comics that haven’t been covered in earlier issues. Those are […]

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Justice League: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman (soundtrack review)

November 23, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Justice League: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman  (soundtrack review)

This is the ‘Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ for the ‘Justice League’ film. The majority of the tracks are composed and performed by Danny Elfman. After doing a bit of research, I noted that Mr. Elfman has quite a few soundtrack credits to his name. I stopped counting after 20 but it’s fair to say he […]

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