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October 3, 2016

Intu Bromley really, really likes HG Wells now

Posted on October 3, 2016 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

In June, my current home town of Bromley decided it was going to start celebrating HG Wells again, after getting rid of the mural to him that used to be here the best part of a decade ago. Well, I say Bromley but it's actually huge corporate giant Intu, which took over the Glades shopping centre a few years ago and renamed it Intu Bromley. 

Since then, things have progressed. The Lego Time Machine has now been given a permanent home in a glass case at the foot of the ground floor escalators. 

Bromley's permanent display of a Lego time machine

And this weekend, in a probably temporary display, we got this:

The Intu Bromley HG Wells exhibition

HG Wells Time Machine

HG Wells war machine

So well done to the greedy giant corporate for doing what the council arguably should be doing. At least this weekend. I imagine it'll be Santa's Grotto  next week.

September 21, 2016

Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #4 & #6; Wonder Woman '77 #21-27 (ish)

Posted on September 21, 2016 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Welcome back to Weekly Wonder Woman, which this week and for one week only happens to fall on Wonder Woman Wednesday. 

It's been a while, hasn't it? Sorry about that, but holidays, work and TV have all got in the way. Fingers crossed, though, we're back on track now. We might even be weekly again. Wouldn't that be something?

In WWW's absence, things have happened, of course. She's been set to feature on four US postal stamps from October 7:

Wonder Woman stamps

The first trailer for the new Justice League cartoon, Justice League Action, has been released:

As has one for the video game sequel to 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', which features Diana as well:

A photo for the live action Justice League has also been released. Superman's in it - did you see that coming?

Live action Justice League

Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp has signed exclusively with DC. We've learnt there's going to be a Wonder Woman crossover with The Bionic Woman in Wonder Woman '77 in December that includes art by Alex Ross…

Wonder Woman Bionic Woman crossover comic cover

…and that the forthcoming NBC show Powers (I'll review it when it airs, folks) will also involve Wonder Woman peripherally, at least. 

You could also have learnt to draw Wonder Woman the Ivan Reis way at DC Art Academy.

See what happens if you go away for a bit? Madness, that's what. Madness.

Of course, the previous two months have also seen an awful lot of comics featuring our Diana. There's literally no way I could cover all of them today without taking all of today to write WWW, so I'm going to do what I did last year and recap the missing issues of each title once the latest issue of that title is out in the forthcoming weeks.

In the case of Wonder Woman, I'm also going to break down the recaps between the two different storylines. And on top of that, despite the fact that there are new issues out today featuring Wondy, I'm only going to look at the titles that were out last week, otherwise I'll not have anything to look at next week.

Once you've done all your back-of-a-fag-packet math with that algorithm, you'll see that after the jump, I'll be looking at Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #4 and #6, as well as Wonder Woman '77 #21-27. Well, I might cheat with the latter ones.

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September 9, 2016

That time a Star Trek comic book artist got the colours very badly wrong

Posted on September 9, 2016 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share


That's not Uhura!

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