Notes On A TV Show: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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This will sound strange, but I feel a little bit sorry for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. If everything had gone to plan, this would have been the first MCU TV show with Disney money to justify bringing the largest cinema franchise to the small screen. However, a global…

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Comic Book Artist: John Paul Leon

Along with the rest of the comic book community, I was devastated upon hearing the news that John Paul Leon passed away last week, at only 49 years old, after his third bout of cancer. He was a consummate artist, a classical draughtsman, admired by his peers, and was by…

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Writer Top Five: Neil Gaiman

When I started this recurring post idea, of discussing my favourite comic books by a particular writer, the list was based on a post where I discussed the creators with the most comic books in my collection. I listed approximately 15 writers for the sake of brevity, and there were…

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Notes On A Film: Tenet

The reviews for Tenet might have been divisive, but I think one thing could be agreed by all: it would have been great to watch this film in the cinema. The year of the pandemic, coupled with the terrible ‘delayed/stop–start/open up for the economy/lockdown again because of another wave’ response…

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Comic Book Review: Contraband

ContrabandWriter: TJ BeheIllustrator: Phil ElliottInker: Ian SharmanToner: Cherie Donovan In an unspecified time just ahead of ours, social media is heavily regulated, so people consider it boring; for their thrills, they go to the dark web. The most popular site is Contraband, which offers money to contributors for the ‘best’…

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Notes On A TV Show: WandaVision

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Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD, as I chat about what I enjoyed in the television show WandaVision. I’m sure that people who wanted to watch it will have done so already (and it’s not as if the episodes are very long), but decorum dictates that a disclaimer is made. ... ... FLOURISH!…

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Notes On A Game: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Having played Lego Marvel Super Heroes again, I was always going to play the sequel again during the lockdown months. I enjoyed it the first time, and I enjoyed it even more the second time around, because it expands on the scope of the first game and dives deeper into…

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Comic Book Artist: Walter Simonson

Continuing the countdown of my top-five favourite comic book artists (after Stan Sakai and Bill Sienkiewicz), we reach Walter ‘Walt’ Simonson, the man who made Thor awesome, among many other contributions to the world of comic books. I was a big X-fan starting out in the world of superhero comic…

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Female Comic Book Creators

When I wrote about the black comic book creators whose work I’ve enjoyed, it got me thinking about the other minority creators in the comic book industry: women. Nowadays, there are a lot of women working in various areas of comic books, such that some are now big names; however,…

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