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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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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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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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8-bit-tastic: A review of Nova Phase

The saying may be that you should not judge a book by its cover but I’ll gladly admit to judging comic books, in part, by the art. Graphic novels and comic books are for me about the experience and immersion. The ability to get lost in a story comes down to the plot, the dialog, […]

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For first trailer

Sin City is where you go in with your eyes open or you don’t come out at all. From Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and starring Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke as Marv and a host of others including Lady Gaga. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For […]

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One to read: Batgirl & Supergirl

Having seen Batgirl and Supergirl pop up in a few comic strips – different blogs; same artist – I had to investigate. The result of the very brief hunt takes me to Mike Maihack’s Cow Shell. Maihack has a number of comic strips in his galleries. Batgirl & Supergirl dates back to Sep 2011 and is […]

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Dinosaurs and machine guns: Chronos Commandos – Dawn Patrol review

I wasn’t expecting much from Stuart Jennett’s Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol. The pitch worked for me – time travelling soldiers battle the Nazis in dinosaur infested swamps. What’s to go wrong with that? I could almost hear the editor in charge of commissioning catchy ideas click her fingers and say; “We’ll print it! Full colour!”. […]

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She Makes Comics sets high but worthwhile Kickstarter goal

[Back this Campaign] There’s no doubt in my mind that She Makes Comics is a worthy Kickstarter. The quote at the end of the pitch video from producer Karen Green makes that clear. She says; There are a lot of women in this club and there is always room for more. The team are asking […]

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