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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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Bunny vs Monkey Book Five: Destructo

By Jamie Smart Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450553 Turn the silly dial to 11 and strap yourselves in for more bonkers stuff in the woods with Bunny, Monkey and the rest of the gang.  Skunky is an evil genius with the amazing capacity to build oddball machines and madcap gadgets, but unfortunately that genius […]

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