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

Short Story: Words (and the injuries they might cause)
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Short Story: Words (and the injuries they might cause)

As he finished the final line and set his writing back on the plinth, he looked at her with triumph, she saw. She knew she was expected to say something, give some response but instead she was silent. “What did you think?” He finally asked, though the curves of his smile had begun to slowly … 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

Almost Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
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Almost Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Let me start by saying I initially had no interest whatsoever in watching this movie. I had grown up with the cartoon and remember vaguely enjoying it, and I think I may have watched one or both of the old movies, but I never really felt a burning urge to see the Turtles return. Secondly, … 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

Emma Frost: Why I’m Okay with her Costume
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Emma Frost: Why I’m Okay with her Costume

In the world of Marvel, especially in the wake of Marvel NOW!, the vast majority of female characters have been given a work appropriate make-over in the last few years. There’s a lot less exposed flesh, and more functional and practical costumes that are closer counterparts to those of the male characters. That said, there … Continue reading

Follow Up: Nope – BonBon Perfume
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Follow Up: Nope – BonBon Perfume

Following on from my Nope!Post on BonBon Perfume – Debenhams Edition, the lovely people at Debenhams got back to me, and have actually removed the horrible Viktor & Rolf advertising from their window! On emailing them, I immediately recieved an automated acknowledgement email, and within a day someone emailed me back to say it would … 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

Women of the Walking Dead
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Women of the Walking Dead

It is unusual for me to watch the movie or television show of a book adaptation before reading the book. One recent exception to this was the Walking Dead. A strange choice considering my documented zombie fear, however I greatly enjoy the show. On top of this a couple of friends recommended the comics, so … Continue reading