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From A Library: JLA/Avengers


JLA/Avengers #1–4 by Kurt Busiek and George Perez My mainstream superhero obsession in my early years was the X-Men books, which meant that I grew up thinking that the Avengers and the Justice League of America were the uncool comic books of the previous generation. Therefore, I was never one of those fanboys for whom this was the ultimate comic…

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From A Library: X-Club


X-Club #1–5 by Si Spurrier and Paul Davidson My first experience of reading something by Spurrier (his novel, Contract – see my thoughts here) didn’t go well so it meant that I didn’t hunt out his work in comic books; however, I try not to let my experiences blinker me (with the exception of Jeph Loeb), so I thought I…

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Comic Book Review – Elric Volume 1: Elric Of Melniboné


The Michael Moorcock Library Elric created by Michael Moorcoock Script and adaptation by Roy Thomas Art by Michael T Gilbert and P Craig Russell Lettered by Tom Orzechowski Original editor: Michael Friedrich Collection edited by Tom Williams Published by Titan Comics Originally published in 1983/1984 by Pacific Comics, these six issues adapting the first Elric novel (Elric of Melniboné) have…

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Comic Book Review – Elric Volume 2: Stormbringer


Elric created by Michael Moorcock Written by Julien Blondel & Jean-Luc Cano (based on the novel by Michael Moorcock) Art by Julien Telo, Robin Recht, Didier Poli Colours by Robin Recht, Jean Bastide & Scarlett Smulkowski Translated by Edward Gauvin Letters by Gabriela Houston Published by Titan Comics I always feel in adequate in my geek qualifications when I admit…

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From A Library: iZombie


Created/written by Chris Roberson & created/drawn by Michel Allred iZombie: Dead to the World (iZombie #1–5 and part of The House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1) iZombie: uVampire (iZombie #6–12 and The House of Mystery Halloween Annual #2) iZombie: Six Feet Under and Rising (iZombie #13–18) iZombie: Repossession (iZombie #19–28) Now that iZombie has premiered on television, it seemed a good…

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Comic Book Review: Kick-Ass 3


Kick-Ass 3 #1–8 Written by Mark Millar Pencils by John Romita Jr Inks by Tom Palmer Colours by Dean White with Michael Kelleher Letters by Chris Eliopoulos Edited by Jennifer Lee Published by Titan Books After the events of Kick-Ass 2 (the comic book), Mindy McCready, aka Hit-Girl, is in prison and waiting to be sprung by Dave Lizewski, aka…

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From A Library: The New Deadwardians


The New Deadwardians #1–8 Written by Dan Abnett Art by INJ Culbard October 1910. London (Zone-A). Chief Inspector George Suttle, Murder Squard, is woken in the night when his housekeeper is killed by a ‘Restless’ (a zombie). He calmly stabs it through the throat to pin it to the table before blowing its head off with his service rifle (he…

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Comic Book Review: God Is Dead Volume One


God Is Dead #1–6 Created by Jonathan Hickman Written by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Costa Art by Di Amorim Colours by Juanmar Letters by Kurt Hathaway Published by Avatar Press In April and May 2015, a range of disasters strike around the global: a volcanic eruption, a massive temperature drop, massive rainfall, incredible sandstorms, a huge seismic event. The death…

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Comic Book Review: Death Sentence Vol. 1


Death Sentence #1–6 Script and covers by Montynero Art and colours by Mike Dowling Letters by Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt Edited by Andrew James Published by Titan Comics One of the delights about being given comic books to review is discovering something really good by creators whose work I’ve never seen. Death Sentence is a perfect example: I didn’t know who…

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