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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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Film: the Flying Man

July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marcus Alqueres‘ The Flying Man is an excellent short film, managing to shoehorn an intriguing superhero concept into less than a dozen minutes, in a very professionally produced looking piece of work. Sightings of a...

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Review: Jupiter’s Legacy #1

April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jupiter’s Legacy #1 Mark Millar, Frank Quitely Image Comics There’s been a huge amount of buzz on various comics forums and twitter in the run up to the first issue of Mark Millar and Frank...

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Reading the latest issue of The Flash by Buccellato, Takara and Manapaul out this week (yes, I am surprised to find I’m still loving it since its New 52 relaunch, it’s just proper,old school superhero...

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Books: Seven Wonders

September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Seven Wonders Adam Christopher Angry Robot (cover artwork to Seven Wonders by Will Staehle, who also did the cover for Adam’s Empire State, published Angry Robot) “So long ago, certain place, certain time You touched...

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