The Black Monday Murders  Vol. 1
May30

The Black Monday Murders Vol. 1

The Black Monday Murders Vol. 1: All Hail, God Mammon   “If you are going to earn more…if you’re going to earn real money, accumulate real power… then that is done on the backs of others.  Call them workers, call them proles, even call them slaves, I do not care.   Just know it is they who you will sacrifice for your gain.  “We finance culture.  We buy entire nations.  But even that is just manifestation…it’s not real power.  It...

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Star Trek Spock: Reflections
Feb27

Star Trek Spock: Reflections

Star Trek Spock:  Reflections Graphic Novel Collection Volume 04     First appearing in 2009 as a four issue mini-series and released as a graphic novel collection from IDW at the start of the following year, the first thing to say about Spock:  Reflections is that it is an enjoyable read.  And yes, I’ll get to the ‘but’ in a moment. It is written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, with layouts by David Messina and inked by...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive
Feb22

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive

Star Trek: The Next Generation Hive Graphic Novel Collection Volume 03   I had really only intended to comment on the first couple of volumes of the Eaglemoss Collection of Star Trek graphic novels; but I’m finding them weirdly addictive. As mentioned previously, I wouldn’t be a huge Trek fan outside of the movies, although I seem to have absorbed more info than I had thought, probably through a form of osmosis mixed with sheer...

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Star Trek : The City on the Edge of Forever
Feb05

Star Trek : The City on the Edge of Forever

Star Trek Harlan Ellison®’s The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay   Sooooo…here we have the second volume in the Eaglemoss Collection of Star Trek graphic novels. Their initial one – Countdown, reviewed on this blog – was an absolute cracker.  And with the second outing carrying that title I was all set to be writing that this was even better. The overall package and presentation is indeed once again simply...

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Star Trek  Graphic Novel Collection – Volume 01 : Countdown
Jan24

Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection – Volume 01 : Countdown

Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection Volume 01 Countdown   I would never miss a Star Trek film.  I love them; even that really bad one, you know the one I mean.  Yet I wouldn’t go particularly out of my way to catch one of the many small-screen incarnations that this extraordinarily endurable social phenomenon has spawned.  And I have certainly never entertained even the notion of reading the adventures of the Trekkers in comic...

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Alan Moore’s Voice of the Fire
Jul30

Alan Moore’s Voice of the Fire

Anticipating Jerusalem: Alan Moore’s Voice of the Fire   Alan Moore is a phenomenon. Although I don’t read him as religiously as I once did, the man himself – and his astonishing talent with words! – has fascinated me since I first ‘discovered’ him at the helm of the re-imagining of Swamp Thing in the 80s. I also admire him for the manner in which he has maneuvered himself into a position where he can afford to live just as he pleases...

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