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Dennis De Pues

Dennis is an admitted "Son of the Silver Age", having grown up with the influences of Silver Age greats: Kirby, Colan, Romita and Buscema.Three decades later, he is the creator of Crash!! and Galloway Park. More is definitely on the way.

Joe Sinnott R.I.P.

Joe Sinnott passed away on June 25th, 2020. I first saw Joltin’ Joe Sinnott’s inking on the first issue of the Fantastic Four (FF) I bought off the stands, FF #76. I was 10 years old and it was the…

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Of Comics and COVID

It has been a while since I last ruminated to you about Tales from the Comicdenn. The last three months have been difficult for us all, but, at least we had comic books to get us through COVID-19! I have…

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Springtime in Chernobyl

I ordered this Hardcover Graphic Novel sight-unseen based upon the title alone, and a small pic with the cover image. What a great title! It invoked a rebirth of sorts in the title, and I didn’t know what to expect.…

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Cold War: The Damocles Contract

I have really been enjoying John Byrne’s return to the X-Men on his Byrne Robotics site under the Fan Fic (Fan Fiction) heading. This link will get you to page one of issue one. We are about halfway through issue…

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Jonny Quest Remastered on Blu-Ray

As a self-proclaimed “son of the silver age” my introduction to comics really took off from watching the Saturday Morning cartoons in 1967 which introduced me to the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man. That was truly the catalyst that brought me…

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Superman: Year One

I just picked up issue one of Superman Year One by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. This is one of DC’s new Black Label imprint, which features stories outside of DC’s regular continuity and geared towards a more discerning,…

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Ditko …is Amazing King Size

Just in time for Christmas, the King Size Ditko is…Amazing will be released to an eager group of silver age fans. Steve Ditko is mostly known for his work. Best known as the creator/co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. He…

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Ron Garney Storyteller

I recently picked up Ron Garney’s Daredevil run from 2016. I like his stuff. I think my favourite work was his “Men of Wrath ” 5 issue mini-series. It opened my eyes to what he was capable of doing. Great…

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Amber Blake by Butch Guice

I just finished the second issue of Amber Blake published by IDW. I became aware of this book quite by accident when I was perusing Dave Karlen Original Art. He is the agent for Butch Guice and being a big…

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Joe Sinnott Retires at 92

After 69 years in the comics industry, Joltin’ Joe Sinnott has officially retired…again. He first retired 29 years ago but since that time has been inking the Amazing Spider-Man newspaper strip over Alex Saviuk’s pencils. Joe Sinnott is considered by…

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Comic Con Haul!

The Toronto Comic Con was a couple of weeks ago, and as usual, I had a list of items I wanted to pick up to complete some runs or just to pick up for the sake of reading runs I…

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You Can’t Judge A Book…

The English idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a metaphorical phrase which means “you shouldn’t prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone”. Thanks Wikipedia. Now you may be thinking that this doesn’t…

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TKO Studios scores a knockout!

Last column I brought to your attention the new publishing house TKO Studios. Of the four offerings that were available I ordered “Sara” by Garth Ennis and Steve Epting, with colours by Elizabeth Breitweiser and “The Fearsome Doctor Fang” by…

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TKO Studios

Well, there is a “New Kid in Town” called TKO Studios. They look to do things a little differently than the usual distribution method. The big name that caught my eye was Steve Epting and Garth Ennis WWII era storyline…

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Oh No

What is it that I can say regarding Stan Lee’s passing that hasn’t already been said. The only thing I can say is how I feel about it. I never met Stan, although I certainly felt like I knew him…

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