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Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

The smarter and randier brother of the more well-known Sherlock has his own series. ‘Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook’ is the first graphic novel written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld with art by Joshua Cassara, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Simon Bowland and is combined from the single-issue comics from last year. […]

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Alter Ego #149 November 2017 (magazine review).

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #149 November 2017 (magazine review).

It shouldn’t escape your notice that comicbook artist Gil Kane is the main subject of this edition of ‘Alter-Ego’. In the opening article by Daniel Herman, he points out Gil Kane as the first artist on the Silver Age Green Lantern and the Atom who also designed their costumes. I always loved Kane’s Green Lantern […]

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The Little Book Of The Avengers by Roy Thomas (book review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of The Avengers by Roy Thomas (book review).

The worse thing when opening this book is realising that in the nature of its small size that it won’t open fully without damaging the spine, which is a shame as it contains so much information about Marvel’s team, the Avengers. The book does open better the further you get into the book but it […]

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Considering Watchmen by Andrew Hoberek (book review).

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Considering Watchmen by Andrew Hoberek (book review).

If you want a book to read in the early dark mornings then ‘Considering Watchmen’ by Andrew Hoberek would better there than in bright summer light. Any book about the 12 part turned graphic novel opus ‘Watchmen’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons needs the right mood to get into it. In many respects if […]

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Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

One of the most drastic types of super-humans are the pliable ones. They are also in small number with the most famous being Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic at Marvel, at DC Comics, Ralph Dibney aka The Elongated Man and Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian aka Plastic Man still around. Rita Farr aka Elasti-Girl, in her original […]

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Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Vol 2 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art by George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Al Davison and Meghan Hetrick (graphic novel review).

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Vol 2 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art by George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Al Davison and Meghan Hetrick (graphic novel review).

M.R. James (1862-1936) is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost exponents of the English ghost story. Across a long life spent almost exclusively in the ivory towers of academia, first at King’s College Cambridge and, later, as the Provost of Eton College, he wrote some 33 ghost stories, most of which appeared chronologically in […]

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How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher  (book review)

The dividing line between the way the writing was done in this book, ‘How Comics Work’, is defined in the introduction as Tim Pilcher and Dave Gibbons talked a lot about the comicbook process. This drew (sic) Gibbons thoughts out and which he put to paper and what you have here. As Pilcher also explains, […]

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Jim Shooter Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jim Shooter Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

I have a lot of respect for Jim Shooter. I was a fan of his ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’ tales, which he started writing at the age of 13 to give financial support to his family. When he was older, he was employed by Marvel where he became its editor-in-chief mostly by being last man standing. […]

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Slugfest: Inside The Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC by Reed Tucker (book review).

October 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Slugfest: Inside The Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC by Reed Tucker (book review).

The title of Reed Tucker’s book, ‘Slugfest: Inside The Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC’ gives away the subject matter. For those across the pond, this is a reprint of the De Capo Press book first release so this is aimed at the UK audience. You might think you know all about the rivalry […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

Easily the best thing in this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is ‘The Four-Colour War’ by Christopher Irving, an in-depth article that wouldn’t be out of place in a quality newspaper’s Sunday magazine if they covered this genre. It’s a survey of the effect of World War II on the American comicbook industry, including Kirby, […]

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