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In Review: The Artist by Anna Haifish

Created by Anna Haifish Published by Breakdown Press Published: 17th November 2016 (Available at Thought Bubble) The Book: Anna Haifsch’s idiosyncratic, episodic comic chronicles the experiences of a young artist in his formative years, satirising the exclusive, ephemeral and frequently absurd world of fine art. Plagued by doubts and anxiety, the artist is confronted with constant setbacks punctuated by occasional, surprising ... Read More »

In Review: MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun Issue 3

The rodent adventurers of MULP are back in their on-going quest to discover a powerful ancient relic, the Sceptre Of The Sun. Written by Matt Gibbs and illustrated by Sara Dunkerton, MULP issue 3 joins our mousey heroes as they prepare to set foot on Antarctica. Ex-soldier Jack Redpath and reporter Vicky Jones stay with the archaeological team of Prof Walter Harvest-Scott, ... Read More »

In Review: Largo Winch – Crossing Paths / 20 Seconds

It feels like a long time since we heard from Largo Winch, writer Jean Van Hamme and artist Philippe Francq’s billionaire, businessman, adventurer and philanthropist, and part of the reason for that is that Cinebook, who publish the English language versions of the books, no longer have a backlog as they have caught up with the latest French editions. Each ... Read More »

In Review: The Phantom 1766 – The Art Collector (Frew Comics)

The Phantom 1766 (19th October 2016) - Frew Comics SNIP

Story: Donne Avenell (UK) Art: Jaime Vallve (Spain) Publisher: Frew Comics (Australia) Editor: Dudley Hogarth Pages: 36 Price: 3.5 Aus $ Release Date (Print): 19th October 2016 Age Rating: All Ages One Line: An Art collector on a collection spree, albeit illegally, is stopped by Phantom. Synopsis: The Phantom reads in a news paper that the billionaire Jason Parnossos has ... Read More »

In Review – Erik The Red: King of Winter by Soren Mosdal

Erik The Red: King of Winter

Created by Soren Mosdal Published by Centrala Books Oversized full colour hardback – 135 pages – 234 x 314 mm £16.20 (Currently on sale as of 16/10/2016) ISBN: 978-0-9933951-4-7 The Story: This is a comic story inspired by the historical events surrounding the colonisation of Greenland, a tale of the harshness of the north and the figures who shaped worlds and opinions. In ... Read More »

In Review: Comic Book Fever – A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986

By George Khoury Publisher: TwoMorrows Out: Now The Book: This book is an examination of the pivotal US comics era of 1976–1986. Contained herein are the people, comics, and artifacts that made our childhood feel larger than life, and shaped the US comics industry into the pop culture staple that stands tall today. Each chapter and sidebar in this book tells ... Read More »

In Review: A Seven-Year Old’s take on Beano’s New Look 

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With the new-look Beano read and re-read several times now by comic creator Simon Russell’s seven-year-old son, and a few more issues “out there” since the relaunch, here’s a review from one of the comic’s target audience… “My son is probably skews a little young for Beano‘s main ‘target audience’, Simon acknowledges, “but he’s a fluent reader since the summer with a ... Read More »

In Review: James Bond – HammerHead #1 (of 6)

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Writer: Andy Diggle (UK) Art: Luca Casalanguida (Italy) Colourist: Chris Blythe (UK) Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment (US) Editor: Joseph Rybandt (US) Pages: 28 Color Pages Price: $3.99 Release Date (Print & Digital): 12th October 2016 Age Rating: 15+ In One Line: New Bond Series, plotting 007 against a mysterious enemy. The Story: Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, ... Read More »

In Review: Tetris – The Games People Play by Box Brown


By Box Brown Publisher: SelfMadeHero Out: Now The Book: It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris ... Read More »

In Review: Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff by Barrie Tomlinson

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By Barrie Tomlinson Publisher: Pitch Publishing Out: Now The Book: Roy Race was Melchester Rovers’ super striker, who became player-manager of the club. He is known everywhere simply as ‘Roy of the Rovers’. Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff is the inside story of his life with Melchester, told by the man who knows him better than anyone: editor Barrie ... Read More »

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