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Marlowe Lewis

Marlowe Lewis is old. I mean really, really old. So old in fact, that the first ever sequential art that he ever saw was when his lifelong friend in their small clan began painting bison on the cave walls. This was a true turning point in his life. Firstly, he was immediately and irrevocably hooked on the visual arts, and secondly he discovered another use for dried bison dung.

Marlowe Lewis is British. This is not an apology.

Battlestar GalacticaDynamite EntertainmentFeatured

Is there life on Earth and does that mythical place even exist at all? Well both those extremely important questions are answered after Troy and Dillon discover the Voyager probe floating in space and take it to Dr Zee for analysis. The path to the promised land is now clear and although Adama is considering a completely different path, the rest of the governing council decide that the not inconsiderable risk is worth taking. However nobody bothered to inform NORAD that the Galactica was on its way and the Presidents response is both swift and deadly.

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FeaturedMarvelReviewUltimate Avengers

Mark’s return to the Ultimates was well trailed by the Marvel publicity department and everyone was expecting big things from the titles original scribe. Well nobody can say that he has run out of ideas in his time away from his onetime signature book because we are only two issues into the new run and already the direction this comic is going to take is starting to become clear. It’s all about close family members and their unlimited capacity to cause emotional and physical harm.

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FeaturedMarvelReviewThe Torch

It’s extremely interesting that the first thing the readers see when they pick this book up is a wonderfully rendered representation of the original Human Torch depicted in a striking crucifixion pose. This charter character, who in every sense is the “guiding light” of the Marvel universe, was the solid foundation for everything that came afterwards. There could be no Johnny Storm if Jim Hammond hadn’t been created by the scientist from Brooklyn. Professor Horton lit a beacon that is still shining strongly seventy years later.

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Dark TowerFeaturedMarvelReviewStephen King

The Barony is under such a sustained attack from Farson’s cadres, that even the combined might of the Gunslingers crew may not be strong enough to withstand it. Meanwhile Roland Deschain is secretly released from gaol by someone who was considered unworthy to be a gunslinger but has since shown by completing several heroic actions that she has always had the full true measure of courage.

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Boom StudiosFeaturedReviewZombies

After enduring all the dreadful events that occurred to her after the release of the Rage virus, we now find Selena somewhat safely ensconced in a Norwegian refugee camp. One might think that the absolute last thing she would consider would be a return trip to the British mainland but a conversation with a with a crusading journalist convinces her to do exactly that. The other members of the expeditionary force seem to regard her as more of a hindrance than an important part of the team but she soon shows her truth worth when they all come brutally face

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Boom StudiosFeaturedReview

‘THE PURLOINED LETTER’ — The Poe brothers continue their hunt for the perpetrator to a series of deaths that are plaguing Baltimore. They are finally making some progress on an important clue when they are suddenly attacked by a vicious monster from traditional Jewish folklore. The battle does not go well and the main villain of the piece manages to escape with the aforesaid numismatic indicator. However the malefactor had not counted on Edgar’s powers of observation which lead both siblings swiftly back on to his trail again. This time the outcome of the engagement has a more lethal outcome

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FeaturedMarvelReview

With the Chaco conflict drawing to a close, Dominic Fortune is looking around for a new opportunity that will allow him to make some more cash. As luck would have it, he gets two very different offers at the same time, and the one he chooses, which was supposed to be the easy alternative, not only turns out to be a great deal of trouble but also leads to someone trying to kill him.

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Radical PublishingReview

Hercules and his four companions are sailing towards Egypt when their transportation is savagely attacked by pirates. The battle doesn’t exactly go as planned and the group are forced to abandon ship and swim towards nearby land. Once there, they decide to assist a hard pressed Queen’s caravan against a marauding bandit hoard and to prove that no good deed ever goes unpunished they are then captured and forcibly taken to the capital city by the very same coterie they had just aided. Their fate is now seemingly in the lap of the gods but Pharaoh Seti has more down

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DCDoom PatrolFeaturedReview

The Doom Patrol are dispatched on another perilous mission which not only has some unexpected repercussions, but also results in the brutal demise of a team member. After returning to their home base the group are reluctantly subjected to a mission debriefing from a priest who in his own personal history has dealt with some serious challenges of his own. The Metal Men have also been sent out to deal with a deadly threat but even though they do eventually triumph over their adversary, it is only with the usual group bickering that always occurs between these elemental characters. Meanwhile

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FeaturedLuke CageMarvelReview

Ten years ago Luke Cage was already a very well known man in Harlem but now that he has been released from Riker’s Island his fame has been greatly increased due to a prison experiment that left him with indestructible steel skin. Cage’s only objective now is to find out what happened to his girlfriend, Josephine Ball, but it appears that some powerful men have other ideas about Powermans future.

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ReviewVertigo

Tommy Taylor continues to search for answers regarding his mysterious origins. This journey has now taken him to the Villa Diodati where with the help of the enigmatic Elizabeth Hexam he discovers an old safe that his father previously used, the contents of which contain both an important clue and a warning. Meanwhile a killer stalks the halls of the ancient house and members of a visiting horror writers group are being individually attacked and killed.

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Fantastic FourMarvelReview

At the start of this issue, Ben Grimm and his fiancée Debbi are having some pre-nuptial problems that are a little more unusual than the average engaged couple has to deal with. On the Thing’s return to the Baxter Building, he and the rest of the Fantastic Four are forcibly catapulted into a major battle with Doom’s Master, which not only shows how dangerous their adversary is but also reveals the shocking origin of this major new villain.

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DCJonah HexReview

Nineteen sixty-four was the year that we were first introduced to the ‘Man With No Name’ and over the course of three movies the wise cracking, fast killing; laconic stranger redefined the basic archetype of the traditional cowboy. The anti-hero was all the rage at the time in mainstream crime noir cinema and Sergio Leone bravely decided to try and transfer that imagery over into the Western genre. He succeed in his task so well that it encouraged his leading actor to try his hand, in nineteen seventy-two, at directing his own version of the character in the movie ‘High

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Dark AvengersMarvelReview

Dark Avengers #6 arrived last week.  What does Marlowe Lewis think of the issue?

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