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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20th Sep2013

‘Numbercruncher #3′ Review

by Mark Allen

Written by Si Spurrier | Drawn by PJ Holden | Colours by Jordie Bellaire | Published by Titan Books Last we saw, Bastard Zane was in a bit of a bind; not only had mathematician Thyme screwed him out of early retirement from his duties as an afterlife enforcer, but he’d also conned his way into perpetual reincarnation, meaning that he could […]

21st Aug2013

‘Numbercruncher #2′ Review

by Mark Allen

Written by Simon Spurrier | Drawn by PJ Holden | Colours by Jordie Bellaire | Published by Titan Books My crush on Spurrier’s writing continues with the second issue of his and Holden’s afterlife black comedy, which has far less to prove than its first issue and instead just gets on with telling a hell of a good story. Not that they […]

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20th Jul2013

‘Flash Gordon: The Complete Library Vol.1&2′ Book Review

by Phil Wheat

Writer: Don Moore | Artist: Alex Raymond | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 208pp Everyone knows Flash Gordon–the most iconic science fiction swashbuckler ever to burst forth from the newspaper pages. His adventures wielded so much energy that they inspired everyone who followed, no matter what the medium. Filmmaker George Lucas famously revealed, […]

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16th Jul2013

‘Numbercruncher #1′ Review

by Mark Allen

Written by Si Spurrier | Drawn by  PJ Holden | Colours by Jordie Bellaire | Published by Titan Books I’m a little biased going into this book because, as anyone with a passing familiarity with our Panel Discussion posts can tell you, I’ve kind of got a thing for Si Spurrier’s writing. His cynical sense of humour, unbridled invention (not to […]

01st Apr2013

‘Adventure Time: Volume 1′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Ryan North | Art by Shelli Paroline, Branden Lamb, Mike Holmes | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 128pp Adventure Time is one of those television shows which, despite airing on a kids TV network (where it is consistently rated #1), has crossover appeal – it’s not only young kids who love […]

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28th Mar2013

‘Stitched: Volume One’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Story by Garth Ennis | Script & Art by Mike Wolfer | Published by Avatar Press | Distributed by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 176pp Garth Ennis, creator of one of my favourite comics of all time, The Boys, and the gloriously OTT ultra-violent horror comic Crossed, is back once again with another slice of […]

14th Mar2013

‘Dead Space: Liberation’ Review

by Phil Wheat

DEAD SPACE: LIBERATION Written by Ian Edginton | Art by Christopher Shy | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 128pp The third in the series of Dead Space graphic novel tie-ins, Dead Space: Liberation once again is drawn by Christopher Shy, who took over artwork duties in the previous book, Salvage, however this time […]

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11th Jan2013

Book Review: The Art of Rise of the Guardians

by Phil Wheat

Foreword by Alec Baldwin | Written by Ramin Zahed | Published by Titan Books | Format: HB, 156pp In Rise of the Guardians, North (Alec Baldwin), Bunnymund (Hugh Jackman), Tooth (Isla Fisher), and Sandman try to recruit the mysterious Jack Frost (Chris Pine) to help them stop Pitch (Jude Law) from putting an end to […]

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27th Nov2012

Book Review: Star Wars – The Ultimate Action Figure Collection

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Stephen J. Sansweet | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 352pp Star Wars is known to be one of the most merchandised franchises in the movie world, it was the one that started it all. Starting one of the most lucrative businesses connected to the movie making world it created products not […]

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16th Nov2012

Book Review: The Great Showdowns

by Phil Wheat

Written/drawn by Scott C. | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 144pp “Han vs the green fellow. Chief Brody vs the very large shark. John McClane vs broken glass, and many, many more… Scott Campbell’s acclaimed Great Showdowns series, showing strangely good- natured confrontations between his favorite movie characters, finally gets the book collection […]

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28th Oct2012

Book Review: Silhouettes From Popular Culture

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Olly Moss | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 144pp Art, especially “pop art” is quite subjective at times.  When the popular culture is one that is actually popular to you then it’s bound to catch your interest and even make you an instant fan of the artist.  Silhouettes From Popular Culture by Olly Moss is a […]

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23rd Mar2012

Book Review: Tales from Development Hell

by Paul Metcalf

As film fans we look at the finished result and it’s sad to say that often we see a mess. The big event we were looking forward to just does not meet our expectations and we blame the director or the actors because they did not do a good enough job in our eyes. We […]

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05th Feb2012

Book Review: The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Glenn Mitchell | Published by Titan Books To some movies are very of the “now,” whether it’s the latest summer hit or the latest super hero movie that’s coming out soon, or the latest so-called horror movie that we complain is not bloody enough because it’s had its rating reduced to make more […]

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06th Jan2012

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes on Screen

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Alan Barnes | Published by Titan Books When starting to write this review I thought I’d check something, just who is the most filmed character? And yes, as you are reading a review of a book calledSherlock Homes on Screen it would be in fact this character. All over the world, in TV series, […]

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08th Oct2011

Book Review: Halo – The Art of Building Worlds

by Phil Wheat

Written by Martin Robinson | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 192 pages “The award-winning Halo series of video games is 10 years old. Having sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, millions of fans have spent billions of hours with the Master Chief and Noble Six, defeating the Covenant and saving the Universe. […]

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22nd Aug2011

Book Review: ‘Undead’ – by John Russo

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 of Return was more […]

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19th Jun2011

Book Review: Crazy 4 Cult – Cult Movie Art

by Phil Wheat

GALLERY 1988′s CRAZY 4 CULT: CULT MOVIE ART Introduction by Kevin Smith | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback 176pp Your favourite cult movies, as you’ve never seen them before! The annual Crazy 4 Cult art show in Los Angeles has quickly become a phenomenon, with thousands of visitors, a million hits on its […]

27th Mar2011

Book Review: Star Wars The Old Republic – Deceived

by Phil Wheat

Written by Paul S Kemp | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 304 pages “Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous—something Malgus would never want to […]

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20th Mar2011

Book Review: Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog – The Book

by Phil Wheat

By Joss Whedon, with Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 160 pages I remember being first exposed to Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog by my best friend, who one weekend proclaimed “It’s amazing! You really need to see it.” Then came the all forum posts, “It’s amazing! […]

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20th Mar2011

Book Review: Deus Ex – Icarus Effect

by Phil Wheat

Written by James Swallow | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 354 pages “In the near future, with physical augmentation gaining ground and nano-cybernetics only years away, the dawn of limitless human evolution is just beyond the horizon, and a secret corporate cabal of ruthless men intends to make sure that humankind stays under […]

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27th Nov2010

Book Review: James Cameron’s Avatar Collectors Vault 3D

by Phil Wheat

Published by Titan Books & Whitman Publishing | RRP £34.99 As you make your way through James Cameron’s Avatar Collectors Vault 3D, you will journey through stunning terrain that few human eyes have seen the world of the Navi, the 10-foot-tall blue-skinned humanoids who inhabit Pandora. They have a mystical connection to Pandoras natural world, […]

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