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June 3, 2020

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The Fifth Guest is an Unknown

“Storm” (review) Writer: Tim Minchin Orion Books, 2014 Review by DG Stewart, 15 March 2017 Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor, and musical polymath Tim Minchin has been very prominent this year, particularly in the press in Mr Minchin’s home country of Australia. Mr Minchin has recently released a very acerbic song. The song sharply and

“By Toutatis!”

The Historical Inaccuracy of Asterix Pilote Magazine, Hachette, 1959-2010 Writers: Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Review by DG Stewart, 18 March 2016 “Asterix” is a comic book series comprising 36 volumes published over almost 60 years. The title character’s adventures have sold more than 300 million comic books and been translated into many languages (including,

Satire predicts politics – Allusions to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in DC Comics’ The Demon #26-29 (1992)

“The Demon” #26, 27, 28, 29 Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Artist: Val Semeiks DC Comics, 1992 Review by Max Yezpitelok One highly peculiar and clearly satirical 1992 storyline contained in the pages of an obscure comic book called “The Demon”, published by American comic book company DC Comics, where a rhyming demon runs for president of

The Undead Hunters of Tokyo

Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 Shueisha Inc (Japanese original) 2011; Viz Media (English translation) June 2015 Writer: Sui Ishida Review by DG Stewart, 8 January 2016 “Kodokushi” is the Japanese word for “lonely death”: a common enough phenomenon in Japan where haunting alienation from the community is prevalent as a consequence of, amongst other things, Japan’s

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