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July 18, 2019

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Burn the Oracle

“Thriller” 1-8 Writer: Robert Loren Fleming DC Comics, 1983 Review by DG Stewart, 16 March 2016. The early 1980s is an interesting time to revisit in respect of prophetic visions. Science fiction writers like William Gibson, Robert Heinlein and others predicted the internet. Gibson also anticipated the rise of the importance of biotechnology. Politics and

A tale most clearly from long ago

“Dejah Thoris” # 1 (review) Dynamite Entertainment, December 2015 Writer: Frank J Barbiere Review by DG Stewart, 24 February 2016 US comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment have sensed the change in the demographics of comic book readership, and tried to refresh some of its licensed female character concepts by: a. employing female writers, who are likely

The Autumnlands Volume 1: Tooth and Claw (review)

The Autumnlands Volume 1: Tooth and Claw (review) Writer: Kurt Busiek (Image Comics, July 2015) Talking animals as the protagonists for adventures for children have a long tradition. In the twentieth century, this manifested sometimes as the printed extension of cartoons (Disney’s Mickey Mouse, and the Looney Tunes characters of Warner Bros), or as serialized

Alone Against the Rebellion

Star Wars: Vader Down #1 [review] Marvel Comics, November 2015 Writer: Jason Aaron Review by Neil Raymundo, 23 November 2015 With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiere, it is not surprising that tie-ins are sprouting like mushrooms on just about any medium available to its license holder. And while Star Wars comic books were being

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