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Browsing all articles tagged with comic book.

Body Work – Rivers of London Graphic Novel Review

Body Work – Rivers of London Graphic Novel Review
4.5

I was raised on a diet of comic-book adaptations. Back when home video was in its infancy, they were the only way to ‘watch’ a film again, or in some cases even see it. I had a paperback version of The Empire Strikes Back from Marvel that literally dropped to bits from being read so […]

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Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch
4.5

I’ve done a post on sequels before, and on the difficulty of making them both true to the original book while still building on the world and the characters. I think, in every review I write of a book that isn’t either standalone or the first in a series, I’ll be tempted to revisit that […]

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Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
5

Library book swapping is almost a habit among my family. My mom has borrowed the copy of Girl Waits with Gun that I checked out last week, and I’ve been hovering over my sibling’s shoulder for Ms. Marvel. I did the same for Welcome to Night Vale and The Lunar Chronicles, and it’s a generally […]

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Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
4.5

Inspired by the post about graphic novels and fantasy from a few weeks ago, I thought it would be good to revisit the beginnings of a series I started reading a while back, one which came to an end last year. Fables, written by Bill Willingham, told the tale of our favourite fairy tale characters […]

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Women Dominate Graphic Novels in 2015

Women Dominate Graphic Novels in 2015 

Looking at the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2015, of the top 8 Graphic Novels, 7 of them have women on their covers. It’s also worth noting that Attack on Titan, which is the the eighth cover that does display a male, actually stars the incredibly strong willed, skilled and determined woman – said to be as deadly as one hundred soldiers by […]

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
4.5

The popularity of Noelle Stevenson’s 2012 webcomic Nimona led to its release as a printed graphic novel earlier this year, which immediately leapt to the top of the New York Times’ bestseller list. Charming in its playful deconstruction of genre tropes and visual humour, the young adult (YA) comic may initially appear to be a […]

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Five Favourite Wizards – Guest Blog by Stephen Aryan

Five Favourite Wizards – Guest Blog by Stephen Aryan 

Battlemage is an epic fantasy story where overt magic is front and centre, with powerful men and women able to change the very course of the war that has swept across a large part of the world. It is influenced by many modern and classic fantasy novels and I wanted to share some of my […]

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Review of Saga: Volume 5

Review of Saga: Volume 5
4

There is so much to say about Saga. It’s a series that transcends multiple genres at once while exemplifying the best of those genres. It’s written in a no-nonsense, funny and modern style that is easy to get in to. There’s no pretention; Saga knows exactly what it is and doesn’t give a fuck. It […]

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The Rise of Unlimited

The Rise of Unlimited 

It was the music industry first, wasn’t it? Napster (I had to drag that name from the deep recesses of my mind), Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and all the others that have since popped up and been successful, or just popped. Here was a chance for consumers, those of us that listen to music, to access […]

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Daredevil – TV Series Review

Daredevil – TV Series Review 

As far as comic book superheroes go, Daredevil is pretty damn cool, no matter what the ill-fitting Ben Affleck movie may have had to say on the matter. Whereas Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers are about to take on Ultron with the fate of the world at stake in the […]

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The Enduring Power of the Fairy Tale

The Enduring Power of the Fairy Tale 

Over the last two weeks, my kids and I have begun watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix. What is it about the classic fairy tales that have kept the collective conscious enthralled for centuries? I ask that question a bit facetiously. There is no denying the simple power behind The Brothers Grimm and their […]

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Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
4

So, with the release of Steelheart I thought it might be interesting to look at another piece of superhero fiction from the past. Published in 2007, Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman is a duel narrative piece that charts the stories of Dr Impossible, world smartest man and feared supervillain, along with newbie […]

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