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60 year old book Leia battles screen Princess Leia

At the start of March we discovered that Suvudu would run another Cage Match of science and fantasy. On one side we had book versions of characters and on the other screen versions of characters. They would fight until the last one was standing. Each fight was imagined by an author and decided by a […]

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All out combat: Attack the Geek review

Attack the Geek is billed as a Ree Reyes Side-Quest and follows on in Michael R. Underwood’s Geekomancy urban fantasy series. As it happens; this is my first experience of the series, my first encounter with Ree and Geekomancy and therefore a bit of a gamble. It’s a gamble that paid off. I had no […]

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Flamebait: If male superheroes were treated equally by pin-up artists

Stephen Byrne has one picture on his Deviant Art profile at the time of posting. It’s this one. It has hundreds of comments. At a first glance it looks like another way to point out how female superheroes can be drawn very differently from male superheroes. Is there more to it, though? The title is […]

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Short film: Batman – Strange Days

We’ve seen plenty of unofficial Batman films and animations but Strange Days comes from DC Entertainment themselves. The animation marks the 75th anniversary and is from producer Bruce Timm. Strange Days is a lost tale from Batman’s past in which the Dark Knight follows an odd giant into the lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.

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Shocking: A review of Vicious

I really enjoyed Vicious. I think. I started to read Vicious knowing it was a superhero book. So when we start following two intelligent but out of sorts friends at college it is clear we’ll dabble in their origin story. There’s a bit of rivalry and so it is equally apparent we’re reading about nemesis […]

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Steampunk Changelings: A review of Bronze Gods

Bronze Gods is an Apparatus Infernum novel, the first I think, from the partnership of Ann Aguirre and husband Andres Aguirre (writing as A.A. Aguirre). It’s an interesting set up that mixes a fairy/fantasy setting with steampunk. The exact mythology and lore isn’t spelt out in painstaking detail, it is hinted at through dreams and […]

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Bloody good: A review of Kieron Gillen’s Uber

Blood, gore, super-powers and the Nazis; what a heady mix. Uber is set at what would have been the tail end of World War II. There’s just one catch. The Nazis have just released their final secret weapon – super soldiers. These “Wunderwafen” are brutal. Uber pulls no punches. The pages of this full colour […]

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Daring Comics Role-Playing Game

I like Daring Entertainment’s open and honest pitch for the Daring Comics RPG. They say things like; Keep in mind, a Kickstarter is not a product pre-order. You are pledging money that will go into actual book production so that we can get it into your hands and into retail. Which means that each Backer […]

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Out of that world: A review of Ecko Rising

Ecko Rising starts off as a near future cyberpunk. We’re dealing with a dystopian society, evil corporations, the resistance and medical treatments that can make you believe you’re in a totally different world. The story genre-hops. It flicks to a totally different world. Is it real? Is it virtual reality? There are touches of the […]

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Chilling: A review of Snow Piercer

Back in January I shared some pictures, concept art and music from a Joon-ho Bong film called Snowpiercer. It looked incredible, based on a French graphic novel and starting the likes of Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton. The film is reviewing well at IMDB which also suggests the US release is still to […]

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