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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)

James Bond - HammerHead #1 - Art

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 »

In Review: The Phantom – The Crying Idol (Frew Comics – Australia)

The Phantom 1764 - FREW Comics

For those who came in late, FREW is the longest running comics magazine in Australia, started in 1948 by four gentlemen whose first letters formed the brand imprint. FREW is now owned by the fantastic pair of Rene White and Glenn Ford and the Publishing Editor is the redoubtable Dudley Hogarth, who pens all the required details about the story and ... Read More »

In Review: ‘Nightlights’ by Lorena Alvarez

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Created by Lorena Alvarez Published by NoBrow Press. Full Colour. 54 Pages – Hardback. The Story: Every night, tiny lights appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning she brings them back to life in her whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl ... Read More »

In Review: DTHRTL 3 by Bob Turner


Writer/artist Bob Turner’s remarkable silent tale DTHRTL (that’s “Death Rattle” for those of us who like to use vowels) draws to a close with Book 3. DTHRTL follows our eyeball-headed hero (remember, the comic is silent so there are no character or location names) who has escaped the clutches of Death by winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors and who is now on ... Read More »

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