‘Someplace Strange’ is a marvelous envisioning of a child’s fears and how he overcomes that fear


Someplace Strange is a marvelous envisioning of what a child fears. It also allows us the opportunity to see how a child overcomes that fear. The secret to a child`s resilience does not lie simply in his youth, but in a kid`s capacity to problem-solve.

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Fearless Fred’s ‘The Fourth Planet’: a product of diversity in creativity


The Fourth Planet is a product of eclectic and diverse inspirational backgrounds and a passion that can only be fuelled by “one who knows.” It’s really a testament to the variety of sci-fi and comic influences that are being applied in the creation of this comic and, at the same time, an individual story of great merit that speaks to the power of listening to that creative voice.

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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Week: Moon Knight #4

Moon Knight is an amazing book. It doesn’t try to lift itself to lofty heights and doesn’t try to impress its readers with some pretentious grand quest. In this day and age of grand publishing events, a series of encapsulated adventures are just what’s needed for us to remember what good comic story telling is.

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Throwback Thursday: my favorite old comic strips and books

I was doing some spring cleaning in the attic the other day and quickly but happily got distracted by my old collection of comic strips/comic books. As I had had so much fun with my last Throwback Thursday post on computer games, I thought I'd take the opportunity to bring out some of my old favorites in the world of comics.

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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: The Fuse #4


Image Comics is really making an impact with its cadre of creator-owned titles. It’s a great publishing decision: shared credit for innovative talent and a diverse publishing list. Sure, it’s not a huge money-maker, but over time, the risk-taking will pay off in allowing new talent to rise to the forefront and the money will come.

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Eric M. Esquivel shows sympathy for the devil in ‘Loki: Ragnarok and Roll’

If you get the chance, pick up Loki: Ragnarok and Roll. It’s a grittier representation of the Norse Pantheon that taps into the true violent nature of the Viking culture while also serving up a delicious slice of sardonic humour on the side. You can laugh at these gods instead of having their nobility and heroism rammed down your throat.

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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: Batman #30


I have to confess, when The New 52 hit the shelves in 2012, I was really uncomfortable. Not only was the entire comic history of the DC universe as I knew rendered obsolete but it also made me feel … old. But after a couple of years of reading The New 52, I am re-thinking this.

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