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    19 2017 January

    Reviews: xXx – the Return of Xander Cage

    xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Directed by D.J. Caruso, Starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone It’s a new era but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an old hero to come back to the...

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    19 2017 January

    Reviews: 4 Kids Walk into a Bank

    4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1, Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, Black Mask Studios I’ll admit that I picked the first issue of this new series up from this week’s new releases partly because I...

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    18 2017 January

    Reviews: musical toons – Sing

    Sing, Directed by Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings, Starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C Reilly, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz In a world where animals live their lives as humans do now,...

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    17 2017 January

    Reviews: Generation Innsmouth – Ruthanna Emrys’ Winter Tides

    Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys, Tor “Endless disasters might overtake the short lived people to whom I had bound myself. Plagues and famines, mind destroying magics, careless or uncaring powers, vast rocks hurtling unseen through the...

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    17 2017 January

    Belgian graphic novel wins 10th annual manga award

    At the presentation of the winners of the 10th annual Japan International MANGA Awards in Tokyo on December 28th (the end of year festivities made the news flow a little slower), the  Gold Prize was...

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Reviews: xXx – the Return of Xander Cage

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Directed by D.J. Caruso, Starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone It’s a new era but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an old hero to come back to the world to save it. Vin Diesel returns to the role that he left behind after the first film, to expand...

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Reviews: 4 Kids Walk into a Bank

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1, Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, Black Mask Studios I’ll admit that I picked the first issue of this new series up from this week’s new releases partly because I liked the cool, simple but really effective graphics of Boss’s cover (I know, don’t judge by covers and all that,...

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Reviews: musical toons – Sing

January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sing, Directed by Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings, Starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C Reilly, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz In a world where animals live their lives as humans do now, with probably less wars and political rubbish going on, a Koala who runs a theatre must resort to a singing...

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Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys, Tor “Endless disasters might overtake the short lived people to whom I had bound myself. Plagues and famines, mind destroying magics, careless or uncaring powers, vast rocks hurtling unseen through the dark. And the little choices, made by people with a little power, that could unravel lives. “ So thinks Aphra...

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At the presentation of the winners of the 10th annual Japan International MANGA Awards in Tokyo on December 28th (the end of year festivities made the news flow a little slower), the  Gold Prize was awarded to the Belgian graphic novel, Le Maître d’Armes by Joël Parnotte and Xavier Dorison (2015). This historical novel tells the...

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Like clockwork the end of the year also brought us a new edition of Stripburger, the Slovenian anthology that typically presents some of the most interesting comics from around the world. Edition 68 collects ninety six pages of Slovenian and other artists from around the world, under the monicker “Comics Unboxed”. It sports a cover by Anna...

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Felix Leiter #1, James Robinson, Aaron Campbell, Dynamite (cover artwork by Mike Perkins and Andy Taylor) Dynamite has been going great guns with their recent James Bond series of comics (see here for a review of the first issue of the Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida’s Hammerhead series), now they expand a little laterally to take...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #94

January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of the week once more for our quick-hit roundup of news and links spotted over the last few days: The awards no-one really wants to win, the Golden Raspberry Awards, have a shortlist up and, oh dear, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is dominating it so far, with nominations in every...

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Scotland Yardie, Bobby Joseph, Joseph Samuels, Knockabout Concise, spoiler-free review: insanely funny with a nice line in social commentary and multiple cultural references throughout. On and insanely funny. Yes, I know I said that already, but I haven’t laughed this much since I had a Space Hopper full of nitrous oxide to play with… Okay,...

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It is without a doubt one of the most controversial albums in the history of comics, and not in the least due to its creator’s ambivalence towards it. When Hergé created his first Tintin story, Au Pays Des Soviets (In The Land Of The Soviets) way back in 1929 for the children’s weekly, Le Petit Vingtièmee,...

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