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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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Death and taxes

Benjamin Franklin once said (in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le-Roy) that, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This famous idiom has been used to the point of becoming cliché, but it still…

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The Man They Call Reveen

One of my guilty pleasures has long been magic. One of the oldest performing arts in the world, there is something about magic (be it illusion, stage magic, close-up magic and even mentalism) that find both extremely entertaining and intellectually…

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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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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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