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Shadows In The Air
Shadows In The Air
Offered by nagiry
Price: £6.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 28 April 2016
This review is from: Shadows In The Air (Audio CD)
The opening track alone is worth the price of admission - a reworking of the classic West, Bruce & Laing power ballad "Out Into the Fields", featuring a blistering guitar solo by Vernon Reid (Living Colour). A superb collection of songs.

Slaine: The Book of Scars
Slaine: The Book of Scars
by Pat Mills
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.58

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 years - we didn't think it too many, 23 Nov. 2013
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This is actually 2 books in 1, both of which are indispensable for long-time Slaine fans.

The first, "The Book of Scars", is a kind of "What If?" story that was serialised earier this year in 2000AD. As well as celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Slaine's first appearance, it also marks the end of Clint Langley's 10-year tenure as the regular Slaine artist (Simon Davis is picking up the artistic reins next year).

Langley illustrates the framing sequence for "Book of Scars", with other chapters being handled by Slaine legends Mick McMahon, Glenn Fabry & Simon Bisley, plus Langley himself (in the style of the late Massimo Belardinelli). Each chapter is prefaced by a 1-page introduction by the artist (and Pat Mills in the case of Belardinelli).

The second part of the book is "The Art of Slaine", a 130-page review of every Slaine cover from 2000AD, plus many of the covers from the various Slaine collected editions. There are commentaries from the artists involved and other 2000AD fans (including Jock & Garth Ennis).

The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics
by Paul Gravett
Edition: Paperback

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb compilation, 24 Oct. 2008
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A great book that any comics fan would be happy to find in their Christmas stocking. Here are the full contents:

Old Gangsters Never Die by Alan Moore & Lloyd Thatcher (8 pgs)
Torpedo 1936: The Switch by Sanchez Abuli & Jordi Bernet (8 pgs)
The Money-Making Machine Swindlers by Joe Simon & Jack Kir by (14 pgs)
87th Precinct: Blind Mans Bluff by ? & Bernie Krigstein (32 pgs)
The Murderer of Hung by Dominique Grange & Jacques Tardi (8 pgs)
Murder, Morphine and Me! by Jack Cole (14 pgs)
El Borbah: Love in Vain by Charles Burnes (9 pgs)
The Spirit: The Portier Fortune by Will Eisner (7 pgs)
Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett & Alex Raymond (80 pgs)
Commissario Spada:Strada by Gianluigi Gonano & Gianni De Luca (10 pgs)
Lily-White Joe by ? & Bernie Krigstein (8 pgs)
The Crushed Gardenia by ? & Alex Toth (8 pgs)
Ms Tree: Maternity Leave by Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty (48 pgs)
Roy Carson and the Old Master by Colin McLoughlin & Denis McLoughlin (12 pgs)
Mary Spratchet by ? (9 pgs)
Alack Sinner: Talkin With Joe by Carlos Sampayo & Jose Munoz (27 pgs)
The Button by ? & Bill Everett (5 pgs)
Kane: Rat in the House by Paul Grist (32 pgs)
Who Dunnit? by ? & Fred Guardineer (6 pgs)
Mike Lancer and the Syndicate of Death by Mickey Spillane & Harry Sahle (6 pgs)
Mike Hammer: Dark City by Mickey Spillane & Ed Robbins (32 pgs)
The Court by Neil Gaiman & Warren Pleece (10 pgs)
The Sewer by Johnny Craig (8 pgs)
I Keep Coming Back by Alan Moore & Oscar Zarate (12 pgs)

Essential Defenders Volume 3 TPB: v. 3
Essential Defenders Volume 3 TPB: v. 3
by Roger Slifer
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 70's classic, 6 July 2007
Ignore the Amazon synopsis - I have this book in front of me and it reprints Defenders #31-60 and Annual #1. You not only get the complete Headmen/Nebulon saga (#31-40 & Ann 1) but also the classic "Who Remembers Scorpio" story arc (#46-50). Comics don't get much better than this.

The Disappearance (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
The Disappearance (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
by Robert Silverberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic, thought-provoking book, 29 Nov. 2004
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At the beginning of this book, every female on Earth suddenly vanishes without trace, leaving the world populated solely by men. But to the women, it's the men that have disappeared. What follows is a narrative split into two parallel strands, dealing with how each sex strives to cope without the other. Neither society does very well: the men fight amongst themselves and almost start World War III, whilst the newly-liberated women struggle to adapt to a world that had previously been dominated by men.
Written in 1949, this book was way ahead of it's time, but many of it's characters attitudes may now seem very dated to the modern reader. That would probably still be true even if the novel had been written much more recently (e.g. in the 60's or the 70's), simply because the roles of men and women in society (and society itself) have changed so much during the last 50 years. Nevertheless, many of Wylie's ideas about how the two sexes are defined by each other remain extremely relevant even today.

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