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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: heroes assemble – Justice League

November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Justice League, Directed by Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon, Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Connie Nielson, Amber Heard, Ciaran Hinds It’s superhero team-up action time,...

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Captain Underpant: The First Epic Movie, Directed by David Soren, Starring Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Kristen Schaal From the pages of the popular kid’s books by Dav Pilkey comes the first, of what...

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Reviews: She’s a wonder – Wonder Woman

May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wonder Woman, Directed by Patty Jenkins, Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya The much-anticipated new DC superhero movie starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and...

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Luke Cage #1, David F Walker, Nelson Blake II, Marcio Menyz, Marvel (cover artwork by Rahzzah) Among this week’s new crop of releases was the first of a new Luke Cage series, by David F...

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Comics: the best-equipped superhero

June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Science students at the University of Leicester have been studying superheroes from a scientific perspective, their abilities and powers. From the press release: “Students at the University of Leicester have been using simple calculations to...

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Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Directed by Zack Snyder, Starring Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg The Dark Knight of Gotham is going to go head to head with The Last...

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An alphabet of superheroes

September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Loving Simon Koay’s “Superbet”, a nice A to Z alphabet made up of letters, each of which stands for a superhero – or villain – with a name starting with that letter, and sharing some...

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Competitions: Soaring with Birdman

December 15, 2014 | 15 Comments

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman (subtitled The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance, which gives you a nice clue to the film’s attitude) has been creating quite a lot of buzz ahead of its general release. Featuring Batman...

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Review: Kick-Ass 2

August 15, 2013 | 1 Comments

Kick-Ass 2 Directed: Jeff Wadlow Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey Glasgow’s Renfield Street Cineworld is a slightly inconspicuous venue for the world premiere of Kick Ass 2. But here I...

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