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Alone Vol 10: The Machine For Undying

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184427 Writing stories with young children is problematic. They don’t necessarily have the world view, the vocabulary or the interest in what’s going on around them to shape the narrative in the manner the writer needs them to, so it’s not uncommon for the child’s behaviour to come […]

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Baggage

By The Etherington Brothers Publisher: The DFC Library ISBN: 9780385618571 The Etherington Brothers were born two decades too late. Although benefiting from the inspirational material they grew up on, the market they so completely excel in is but a shadow of its former self, with many a nipper, squinny and pipsqueak distracted by YouTube Fail […]

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King Coo: The Curse Of The Mummy’s Gold

By Adam Stower Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450522 Every now and then you come across a book that sits slightly outside the norm, and this is very much one of those. Aimed at kids, this combines prose with comic-style storytelling. And it’s about a girl called King Coo who has a beard and lives […]

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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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