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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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Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

December 19, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

I have to confess to a little confusion when I saw the cover of Mark Voger’s book ‘Groovy’ back in the summer. TwoMorrows is known principally for their interest in comicbooks and despite the cartoon head of a dollybird on the cover, this book is about the flower power/hippy culture from 38000BC to April 1970AD. […]

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The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

According to the hype, ‘The Mercenary 1: The Cult Of The Sacred Fire’ is something of a classic which is why we have this anniversary edition forty years after the first printing. It’s a superior reproduction made from scans of the original paintings and a very lovely book it is, too, with hard covers and […]

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2000AD Prog #2059 (comicbook review).

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog #2059 (comicbook review).

I picked up 2000AD Prog # 2059 on a whim along with Judge Dredd Megazine # 390, curious to see how they’re shaping up nowadays. These two are virtually the only serious British comics left standing, which is potty when you think how much American product is out there. Anyway, here’s my report. The cover […]

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Judge Dredd Megazine #390 (comicbook review).

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #390 (comicbook review).

I passed a W.H. Smith’s the other day and picked up Judge Dredd Megazine # 390 and 2000AD # 2059, partly to see what they’re like now and partly to strike a blow against American cultural imperialism by purchasing home-grown British comics. The first thing I learned is that they are quite expensive: £5.99 for […]

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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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