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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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Will Eisner’s The Spirit in The Corpse-Makers #1, Francesco Francavilla, Dynamite Will Eisner remains one of the great early figures of the comics medium, and his Spirit stories have been drawing in readers since the...

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Kindred, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings, Abrams ComicArts The late Octavia Butler has, for me, been one of our most fascinating science fiction writers – the first SF author to win a coveted MacArthur...

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Reviews: The Facts of Life

January 24, 2017 | 1 Comments

The Facts of Life, Paula Knight, Myriad Editions Polly (essentially an avatar for author Paula herself) and April are bestest friends, two little girls growing up in the Britain of the 1970s, a very different...

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Reviews: 4 Kids Walk into a Bank

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1, Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, Black Mask Studios I’ll admit that I picked the first issue of this new series up from this week’s new releases partly because I...

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Felix Leiter #1, James Robinson, Aaron Campbell, Dynamite (cover artwork by Mike Perkins and Andy Taylor) Dynamite has been going great guns with their recent James Bond series of comics (see here for a review...

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