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Bluecoats Vol 12: The David

By Lambil & Cauvin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184304 The Bluecoats always manages to trip me up slightly with my expectations. I think this is largely down to the disconnect between the playful cartoon style of the illustrations and the harsh reality that is war. Unlike an Asterix book, for example, when a Roman is launched […]

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Spirou & Fantasio 15: The Shadow Of The Z

By Franquin, Jidéhem & Greg Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184199 I’ve written a few reviews over the last few years on books created by the brilliant Franquin. This one first saw light in 1962 and continues the tale from volume 13 featuring the despicable Zorglub.  Franquin was a gifted all-rounder, combining a talent for absurdity and […]

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Ken Reid’s Creepy Creations

By Ken Reid Publisher: Rebellion ISBN: 9781781086605 Brilliantly, there’s another Ken Reid collection available, this time featuring his Creepy Creations from Shiver and Shake. The concept was quite simple. Children sent in their suggestions for a monster, possibly in the form of a sketch, and Ken would then let loose his creative talents to draw […]

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Marsupilami 3: Black Mars

By Batem & Yann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184182 These books are proving a lot of fun, largely helped by Batem’s art style that gives a healthy nod to Franquin. The Marsupilami of note may be the titular character but the stories are very much set in the world surrounding him rather than focusing on him […]

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Asterix And The Chariot Race

By Ferri & Conrad Publisher: Orion ISBN: 9781510104013 I admit I’ve been hesitant in reading the new Asterix book. A few cartoonist friends got copies after its launch and their response made me cautious. That all said, the magic of Christmas had placed a copy beneath the tree for me so I’ve now read and […]

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Alone Vol 9: Before The Midnight Child

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184106 There was a point with Alone, a few volumes back, where the children’s predicament was explained and the whole rationale of a world without adults given context. I felt it was the first wobble in what’s been a fantastic series to date. My fear was that we […]

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