Topic: Comic Books - New
I have reviewed multiple publications since this Blog first started...
As stated before, I find hard copies are usually eaiser to read, as .pdfs have to be read on a laptop. Since I 'work' on a laptop, reading for 'fun' and possible review is a lot easier when holding an actual printed copy for me.
That being said, I found the above pictured 2009 Annual so chock full of great articles, that it was actually slow going for me to read! I savored each and every article that was presented, and realized that such a great magazine could only be printed quarterly at the most!
It is NOT lightweight fan fare, nor is it something to peruse lightly while watching a TV show or some other activity. This magazine is meant to be read when you can give it your full attention, it is THAT Good!
(Talking about 'Good', Don't miss Tina's review of the Tripwire Panel as seen at the San Diego Comic Con International 2009, by clicking here!)
Getting past the front cover, which is a great one, formatted 'after Shepard Fairey', there are multiple articles on multiple genres.
Here are just a few that stood out to me, a long time reader and collector of comic books and a pop culture junkie:
'It's a Marvelous Life' - Celebrate Marvel Comics' 70th Anniversary by reading this entertaining and informative interview with Stan Lee! Definitely NOT the standard Stan Lee interview!
'The Dark Knight's Birthday' - Batman Celebrates by blowing out 70 candles!
'New Blood' - fan fave Guillermo Del Toro on 'The Strain'. Not my usual reading fare, but worth a look!
'30 Years of Alien' - Gotta admit, while not an overly enthuisastic fan of this series, or with the pairing up of the Predator series, this was a great back story of the series!
'Bongo Keep Drumming' - Bill Morrison on Bongo Comics - Yeah, I read those too!
'The Mark of Kane' - Robert E Howard's Solomon Kane, which is getting the film treatment as we read this article. The new film, of which I had a sneak peek of at Comic Con, is going to open up the eyes of mainstream America. Whether or not it is a hit, is up to the producers promoting it right, which they did NOT do at the SDCC, IMHO...
'Crime Does Pay' - Vertigo Comics' Crime series. While getting a few copies at the DC Comics booth at the SDCCI, I haven't yet read it. However after reading Tripwire's article on this series, the comic book has moved up toward the top of my reading list!
I could go on listing more of the articles in this magazine, but I think you get the drift by now... THIS is an informative BUT yet Fun magazine to read. Too bad it is out only yearly now. There was a distribution problem this year via the major distributor outlet in the States. So it might be a little hard to obtain a copy of this UK magazine over here now. The USA cover cost of the magazine is $15.95 USD.
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