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June 1, 2020

Posts by: DG Stewart

The Revisionist #1 (review)

The Revisionist #1 (review) (Aftershock Comics, July 2016) Writer: Frank Barbiere Amongst the melange of themes, there is something quite 1980s about “The Revisionist”. The art is certainly very reminiscent of Walt Simonson or Trevor von Eeden when they were doing pencils for the major US publishers in the 1980s. But it is the plot

Alpha King #1 (review)

Alpha King #1 (review) (Image Comics, May 2016) Writers: Brian Azzarello, Nick Floyd and Simon Bisley Promotional tie-ins between comics and various goods and services are commonplace. Most usually these tie-ins are linked to toys or movies. Some of these have been exceptionally successful, for example, “Transformers”. More blatant, perhaps, is various American publishers’ efforts

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 (review)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 (Marvel Comics, June 2016) Writer: Chuck Wendig This is a six issue mini-series by Marvel Comics based upon the movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015, LucasFilms Ltd / Walt Disney Studios). “Star Wars” comic book adaptions are very popular, and recent spin-off titles have centred many of the

The Uncanny Avengers #10 (review)

The Uncanny Avengers #10 (Marvel Comics, August 2016) Writer: Gerry Duggan A visionary entrepreneur and technologist, Elon Musk, the owner of electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, is worried about artificial intelligence. Mr Musk is reported by Wired magazine to have this year funded $10 million towards AI safety research. The concept of artificial intelligences seizing

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