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Reviews: the Beano 80 Years of Fun!

July 23, 2018 | 1 Comments

The Beano: 80 Years of Fun Box Set, DC Thomson The Beano has now been in print for an astonishing eighty years. In the fickle world of comics and publishing, this is nothing short of...

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Reviews: the Life of Captain Marvel

July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Life of Captain Marvel #1, Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, Marcio Menyz, Marguerite Sauvage, Marvel (cover artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco) It’s fair to say this is one of the week’s big new...

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Reviews: Escaping Wars and Waves

July 17, 2018 | 1 Comments

Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees, Olivier Kugler, Myriad Editions / New Internationalist “The children are nervous… When they hear any noise, even if you only knock at the door, they can get...

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Reviews: She Could Fly

July 12, 2018 | 1 Comments

She Could Fly #1, Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, Clem Robins, Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics “You know, in the air I bet the thoughts are gone and you can be free.” Luna...

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Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other...

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The Weatherman #1, Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox, Dave Stewart, Steve Wands, Image Comics Another week and another pretty damned fine first issue of a new series from Image. It’s gotten to the stage where several...

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Plastic Man #1, Gail Simone, Adriana Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Simon Bowland, DC Comics (variant cover artwork by Amanda Conner and Dave Johnson) I’ve had a tremendous soft spot for Jack Cole’s Plas going right back...

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Reviews: Ant-Man and the Wasp #1

June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ant-Man and the Wasp #1, Mark Waid, Javier Garron, Israel Silva, Marvel Comics I must confess I’ve not read a lot of Ant-Man comics over the years, and I was among the doubters when Marvel...

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Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder: the Gates of Heaven, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, D’Israeli, Clem Robins, Michelle Madsen, Dark Horse Comics It’s always a pleasure to have any new Mike Mignola works to read, and in...

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The Prisoner, Peter Milligan, Colin Lorimer, Joana Lafluente, Simon Bowland, Titan Comics Patrick McGoohan’s mind-twisting The Prisoner is pretty much the definition of cult television, a show that was as fascinating and perplexing as it...

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