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The Phoenix Weekender – The Pie Thief

March 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Phoenix Comic hits my letterbox every Friday. The mostly subscription only comic is my Saturday morning treat reading, a fabulous kids’ comic that everyone, aged 3-103 should be reading.┬áInside each issue you’ll find comics...

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One of the compelling hallmarks of the forty years of Judge Dredd tales is that, unlike many long-running comics series which periodically hit the reset button, Dredd’s history is mostly continual and past events can...

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Here we go then, another spin around The Phoenix Comic. Now, for those of you perhaps not in the know, The Phoenix is a childrens comic I’ve been telling you all about since the very...

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Reviews: Kindt & Jenkins’ Grass Kings #1

March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Grass Kings #1, Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, Boom Studios Most of the time I’m aware of what’s coming up on the new releases front and have some knowledge of what some of the new works...

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Reviews: James Bond – Black Box #1

March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

James Bond, 007: Black Box #1 Benjamin Percy, Rapha Lobosco, Chris O’Halloran, Dynamite (cover art by John Cassaday) Another new comic book day and the start of another new James Bond mini-series from Dynamite. We’ve...

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Highlander: the American Dream #1, Brian Ruckley, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, IDW Publishing (cover artwork by Francesco Francavilla) I’m a big fan of Brian Ruckley’s fantasy novels, and I enjoyed his first foray into comics...

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The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paul Grist, Bill Crabtree, Dark Horse Although Mignola finally wrapped up his main Hellboy story arc a while back there is still a...

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Reviews: the Cats That Stared and Video Games

February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cats That Stared, Claire Hubbard I picked up a pile of small press comics at the first Edinburgh Comics Art Festival (there’s a report and some pics on the fest here), but various things...

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Reviews: the invention of a star – Haddon Hall

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie, Nejib, SelfMadeHero “It was the end of the Swinging Sixties. That day, like so many others, the London sky was sad, like a cold cup of tea. The nasty...

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Right then, it’s been rather a long time since I did a Phoenix Weekender, almost 6 months, and although I’m not promising that you’ll be getting one of these every weekend, I do plan to...

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