22nd Sep2017

‘Undead: Night of the Living Dead & Return of the Living Dead’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Undead by John Russo is a book of two halves. The first half is the novelisation of Night of the Living Dead and the second part is the novelisation of the first concept for Return of the Living Dead. This is interesting to read as it’s totally different than the movie it became. This version […]

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15th Apr2016

‘The Blacklist: Elizabeth Keen’s Dossier’ Review

by Phil Wheat

For those that have not seen the show (Why not? It’s fantastic!), The Blacklist – which stars James Spader and Megan Boone – follows FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Boone) whose life is overturned when Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington (Spader), one of the FBI’s top ten most wanted criminals, turns himself in and demands to speak solely […]

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29th Dec2015

‘Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Randal Atamaniuk, Michael Kalstorin | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 224pp Few films have had as much cultural impact as the Back to the Future trilogy, you only have to see the effect that the passing of the iconic 2015 date from the second movie had on not only the internet […]

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12th Dec2015

Book Review: ‘Alien Next Door’

by Phil Wheat

Art by Joey Spiotto | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 80pp With a tagline that reads “In Space No One Can Hear You Clean” you surely know what to expect from this brand new Alien-themed book from Titan and artist Joey Spiotto… Obviously styled after the Vader and Family books (which themselves were […]

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07th Nov2015

‘The Autobiography of James T. Kirk’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by David A. Goodman | Published by Titan Books While the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek made changes to the characters of Gene Roddenberry’s classic universe, as fans we know we always have the original show to fall back on. The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman is the story […]

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04th May2015

‘Anti-Hero’ Book Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Jonathan Wood | Published by Titan Books | Format:  Paperback, 480pp Jonathan Wood’s supernatural thriller is a laugh-a-minute riot. Which is odd for a book about the end of the world. You know your day isn’t going to start well when an attack drone starts trying to kill you at a funeral. Yet […]

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28th Apr2015

‘Ghosts of War’ Review (Titan Books)

by Phil Wheat

Written by George Mann | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 352pp George Mann’s pulp thriller does a lot to recapture the thrill of the early days of the genre. But in the Age of the Superhero, is that enough? We live in the Age of the Superhero in media. That’s beyond doubt – […]

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16th Apr2015

Book Review: ‘The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Sharon Gosling | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 176pp When a show like Penny Dreadful merges a historical setting with a fantastical dark world where anything is possible – to make this believable, but still add the level of the surreal that is required, there has to be a set vision and […]

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20th Mar2015

‘Arrow: Heroes and Villains’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Nick Aires | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 176pp If there is one thing I know about Arrow, it is that I need to catch up with it – I’m way behind. One thing I did to get my interest in taking up this catch up was to look at Arrow: […]

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12th Mar2015

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Sally of the Wasteland’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Victor Gischler | Art by Tazio Bettin | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 128pp Southern Lousiana, 82 years after the Fall. The apocalypse has come and gone, leaving behind a withered ravaged landscape of wreckage and mutant crawfish. Still, you gotta laugh, and Sally does, often using her beloved shotgun, Bertha, as the […]

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11th Mar2015

‘World War X: Vol. 1′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Written by Jerry Frissen | Art by Peter Snejbjerg | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 56pp Adesh Khan is an anthropologist working on the top secret Project IX, a project that aims to reconnect ancient stone blocks in a circle as they were 4 billion years ago. However, when someone else on the […]

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06th Mar2015

‘Doctor Who: 11th Doctor Vol. 1 – After Life’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Al Ewing, Rob Williams | Art by Simon Fraser, Boo Cook | Colorists: Gary Caldwell, Hi-Fi | Published by Titan Comics | Format: HC, 128pp With a force of personality capable of bending time itself and all the energy of a star’s exploding heart, the Doctor blasts into the hollow, tragic life of […]

06th Mar2015

Preview: Ring of Roses (Titan Comics)

by Phil Wheat

This July sees the Titan Comics release of conspiracy thriller Ring of Roses by Das Petrou and John Watkiss, presented for the first time in colour. This Da Vinci Code meets X-Files tale has been described by industry legend Dave Gibbons as “fresh and invigorating…arresting and vivid!” London, 1991. But not the London you may […]

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07th Feb2015

‘The Art of Evolve’ – Preview Gallery

by Phil Wheat

Evolve is a hotly anticipated next gen, asymmetrical co-op shooter that is set to dominate the games world in 2015, promising a ground breaking multiplayer and boss-battle experience. Set to hit the shops on 10th February 2015, it has already won numerous awards including ‘Best of Show’ at the Best of E3 Awards and Best […]

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17th Oct2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Kick-Ass 3′

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Mark Millar | Art by John Romita Jr. | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 232pp When Kick-Ass was introduced to the world by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. not only were we introduced to that him as a character, but more importantly Hit-Girl.  Dave Lizewski aka Kick Ass wasn’t a real […]

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16th Jul2014

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Official Novelization’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Alex Irvine | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 320pp At the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm by Greg Keyes it was evident that the Simian Flu was taking over, the human race was in self-destruction mode and the apes had finally found a home that could sustain […]

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26th Jun2014

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Greg Keyes | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 320pp Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a movie that for some there was no need.  Remakes and re-imaginings are often hated from the moment they are announced and with the fact Planet of the Apes had already been re-worked into […]

27th Feb2014

‘Grimm: Below the Surface’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Books that look behind the scenes of television shows can differ in how much depth they go into.  In the superficial sense some can just give a description of the characters, give episode synopsis and choose a few episodes to look at.  Grimm: Below the Surface is a surprisingly in-depth look at the show that […]

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21st Feb2014

Book Review: ‘Grimm – The Chopping Block’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by John Passarella | Published by Titan Books | Paperback, 336pp | RRP £7.99 With fiction based on television series like Grimm it’s interesting that these stories can be placed between episodes, and in ways we never know these investigations even took place and what effects they had upon the characters.  Grimm: The Chopping […]

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03rd Nov2013

Book Review: ‘Once Upon a Time – Behind the Magic’

by Phil Wheat

Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 176pp | RRP £14.99 Before the proliferation of the internet, and more importantly before I ever had access to my own PC, companion books to TV shows were my bread-and-butter. I had loads (mainly bought through the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club – what ever happened to them?): […]

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02nd Nov2013

Book Review: Star Trek Federation – The First 150 Years

by Phil Wheat

The Star Trek universe is in flux right now. On the one hand we have the classic series, the movies that followed, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine et al. On the other we have J.J. Abrams new take on the Trek mythos with the big screen Star Trek and its recent follow-up Star Trek Into […]

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01st Nov2013

Graphic Novel Review: ‘A1 – The World’s Greatest Comics Vol.1′

by Phil Wheat

Written and drawn by Various | Edited by Dave Elliott | Published by Atomeka/Titan Comics British comics have always done things a little bit differently. From the heady days of Marvel UK to the more recent CLiNT, British comic writers and artists have not been afraid to experiment with both format and story. A1 has always […]

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