Four great reasons you should be reading Image Comics
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Four great reasons you should be reading Image Comics

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, a great opportunity to grab some free titles whether you are new to comics or an old hand. As you’re going to be at the store anyway I thought I’d take the opportunity to recommend some titles to you – The thing with Marvel and DC is that they are … Continue reading

Flashback Friday – Review: The Killing Joke
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Flashback Friday – Review: The Killing Joke

The Killing Joke – One Shot, March 1988 DC Comics Author: Alan Moore Illustrator: Brian Bolland Even before the DC/Marvel divide occurred in our house (FYI there is no longer a divide, we are both entirely Marvel converts now), there was another divide. I grew up with Superman, from the comics to the Christopher Reeve movies and … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy: The gift that keeps on giving
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Guardians of the Galaxy: The gift that keeps on giving

I’ve not even bothered to write an “Almost Review” for Guardians of the Galaxy, because there is nothing I can say that will do justice to the awesomeness of the movie! So, in brief: Hubster and I have discussed the possibility of it being Marvel’s best film to date. We both loved Cap 2, and … Continue reading

Review: Lois Lane (one shot)
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Review: Lois Lane (one shot)

Superman: Lois Lane – One Shot, April 2014 Written by Marguerite Bennett, art by Emanuela Lupacchino, Cover by:Kenneth Rocafort. I should start off by saying that this isn’t terrible. However, it does feel like a disappointing waste of an opportunity – which appears to be a common thread throughout the New 52, especially where female characters are concerned. The cover … Continue reading

Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast
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Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast

Man of Steel helmer Zack Snyder recently commented on the comparisons viewers make between the Superman character of his 2013 Man of Steel movie and the 70s/80s Superman movies starring the late, great Christopher Reeve. “The thing I was surprised about in response to Superman”, he admitted, “was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version … Continue reading

Our Obsession with the End of the World
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Our Obsession with the End of the World

With the plethora of books, comics, TV shows, movies and games set in the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic genre it is easy to believe that modern society has an obsession with the end of the world. But it isn’t just a modern invention or obsession. Take a look at the writers of early sci-fi and dystopian genres and you … Continue reading