Category: COMICS

Comics of every kind

MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #2 – MISUNDERSTANDINGSMIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #2 – MISUNDERSTANDINGS

Miracleman: The Silver Age #2

Miracleman: The Silver Age #2 is the remastered second issue of the Silver Age storyline that was originally published in Miracleman #24, thirty years ago! This chapter of the Miracleman saga was cut short after only two issues due to the demise of the publisher, Eclipse Comics. Subsequently, the rights to Miracleman were legally disputed between writer Neil Gaiman and Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane before Marvel Comics acquired these rights in 2013.

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MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #1 – RETURN TO FOREVERMIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #1 – RETURN TO FOREVER

MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #1

Miracleman: The Silver Age #1 is the remastered first issue of the Silver Age storyline that was originally published in Miracleman #23, thirty years ago! This chapter of the Miracleman saga was cut short after only two issues due to the demise of the publisher, Eclipse Comics. Subsequently, the rights to Miracleman were legally disputed between writer Neil Gaiman and Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane before Marvel Comics acquired these rights in 2013.

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DUNE GRAPHIC NOVEL: BOOK 2 (REVIEW)DUNE GRAPHIC NOVEL: BOOK 2 (REVIEW)

Dune Graphic Novel Book 2

Dune Graphic Novel: Book 2 is the second part of a comic book adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic scifi novel of the same name. The graphic novel series is adapted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and illustrated by Raul Allen and Patricia Martin. As with Book 1, this second part is faithful to the source material, with Book 2 adapting “Muad’dib” the second book of Dune.

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ACCORDING TO JACK KIRBY (REVIEW)ACCORDING TO JACK KIRBY (REVIEW)

According to Jack Kirby

According to Jack Kirby is a historical book written by Michael Hill examining the claims of Jack Kirby to the creation of several seminal Marvel Comics characters of the 1960s. In the wake of the immense popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), one key question emerges – who created the icons that underpin the MCU’s success viz. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and the Avengers. What about the other characters that paved the way for the MCU e.g. the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man? Would it surprise you to discover that all these characters were created by one man? And not the one you might think – JACK KIRBY. 

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OFFWORLDER #1 (REVIEW)OFFWORLDER #1 (REVIEW)

Offworlder #1

Offworlder #1 is the first issue of this star-spanning science fiction comic book saga by writer Mike Baron and artist Jordi Armengol. Imagine Edgar Rice Burroughs (John Carter, Tarzan et al) pulp scifi concepts melded with the brutal barbaric sensibility of Robert E. Howard’s Conan books.

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DUNE GRAPHIC NOVEL (REVIEW)DUNE GRAPHIC NOVEL (REVIEW)

Dune Graphic Novel cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

This Dune Graphic Novel is a godsend. It’s no secret to visitors to Power of Pop that I love comic books. So a chance to read one of my favourite scifi novels in comic book form was, like I said, a godsend. In addition, the Dune Graphic Novel is of critical interest while we wait for the Denis Villeneuve film adaptation coming only in 2022.

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VALUE CREATORSVALUE CREATORS

And Not Intellectual Properties

Jack Kirby
The real creator of the Marvel Universe – Jack Kirby, the King of Comics.

In which we make our case to value creators above the intellectual properties owned by gigantic entertainment corporations.

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ELRIC : THE RUBY THRONEELRIC : THE RUBY THRONE

Elric : The Ruby Throne

ELRIC : THE RUBY THRONE
Written by Julien Blondel. 
Art & Colors by Didier Poli, Robin Recht & Jean Bastide.

“… the story you begin reading here is the saga of the Albino I would have written myself if I had thought of it first.”

In his introduction to this latest graphic novel adaptation of the Elric novels, Michael Moorcock, the original writer himself was obviously impressed enough to pen the above words. It’s easy to be cynical and slightly incredulous initially. Having read the book itself and previous comic book adaptations already, what new perspective could Blondel provide?

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