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Heroic Dreams by Nigel Suckling
Heroic Dreams by Nigel Suckling
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy Braves, 29 May 2014
This large format, inch thick, HB/dj provides a history of the fantasy hero, from Conan to the space age via Arthurian legend, built around a collection of fantasy art from the 70s/80s. As such, it is similar in style to the Terran Trade Authority Handbooks (see my other review). It also features many of the artists from that sci-fi series (Jim Burns, Angus McKie, Tony Roberts etc.) and it is interesting to compare their work in both genres. Additionally, there are some paintings by the late, great Richard Clifton-Dey, one of the leading cover artists of NEL paperbacks and the book is worth buying for that alone, as I believe it is the only selection which includes examples of his work.
Long Hair of Death (I lunghi capelli della morte) &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Antonio Margheriti
To cut a long story short (!), a baronial father/son burn a witch and drown/poison her daughters who then return from the grave to exact revenge in a like manner. This mid-60s Italian horror film doesn't have much in the way of scary imagery (apart from the odd decayed corpse) and is more like a thriller with a medieval setting and a witchcraft theme. What it lacks in plot/shocks, however, it makes up for in production design/cinematography. Most of the action takes place in a fabulous old castle with sumptuous set decoration and the actors are dressed in impressive period costumes. It is shot in stark b&w which gives it a film noir quality, especially in the crypt scenes where the massive… Read more
Dracula Annual by Esteban Maroto
Dracula Annual by Esteban Maroto
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fang-garlic-in' Good, 23 Nov 2013
For those of us old enough to remember (I had the second issue when it came out), Dracula was a remarkable comic published by New English Library in the early 70s. It was unlike anything else at the time as it was printed in full colour, on quality paper and featured the fabulous fantasy/horror strips of Spanish illustrators: Jose Bea, Esteban Maroto, Enric Sio and Alberto Solsona as well as the macabre cover paintings of Enric Torres. The Count himself only appeared on the title's masthead but inside there was: Wolff (a kind of Conan the Barbarian figure); Sir Leo (a Victorian supernatural investigator) and Agar Agar (a beautiful maiden in a psychedelic world) plus, of course, many buxom… Read more

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