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: Eclipse
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Short Story: Eclipse

Inspired by the partial solar eclipse last Friday. Part: -100,000 There were cries aloud from both the children and those grown alike. A collective howl went up towards the darkening sky as the sun threatened to wink out. Slowly it began to hide behind the black ball that crept in front of it. Those who were … Continue reading

Short Story: Strange Happenings at Chatsworth
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Short Story: Strange Happenings at Chatsworth

A really strange thing happened at work today. Odd things often happen at Chatsworth Lodge, home for those with senility and related conditions. By odd I mean old men scaling the neighbours fence and escaping into the suburbs, people having clothes on backwards, and finding someone’s false teeth down the toilet bowl (every morning). So … Continue reading

Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”
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Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”

Originally posted on CoochieCrunch:
Welcome to CoochieCrunch’s ‘Halloween Icons’. We’ll be listing some of our favourite terrifying or terrified characters and rating them on a list of creepy criteria including Terror Factor, Costumability i.e. how readily does this character become a horrifying Halloween costume and Icon Factor. Alien (1979) Alien (1979) Y0u might not consider…

Flashback Friday: Star Trek’s Vic Fontaine
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Flashback Friday: Star Trek’s Vic Fontaine

Another in my ongoing thoughts on Star Trek…. This time about everyone’s favourite Hologram (or at least mine!) – Vic Fontaine Holo-technology has been an important fixture in Star Trek since we first saw the holodeck come to life on our screens in The Next Generation. It’s existence allowed for the creation of Deep Space Nine’s … 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

You Survived the Apocalypse – What Now?
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You Survived the Apocalypse – What Now?

Following on from my recent post about human obsession with the end of the world, I thought I would delve a bit deeper into the Apocalyptic theme. There’s a lot out there, both online and in printed media that instruct on how to survive different varieties of apocalypse (Max Brooks’ the Zombie Survival Guide is just … Continue reading