Tag Archives: Vintage

Why I love… The Spider: The First Comic-Book Antihero

My dad has, for many years, collected classic Eagle, Lion and Tiger annuals going right back to the late 1950’s. These feature many memorable and still enjoyable characters, even for a modern audience, such as Dan Dare, Heros the Spartan … Continue reading

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In Her Majesty’s Name Company- S.P.E.C.T.R.E

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I lasted posted but with GCSE coursework due in left right and centre the last month or two has been somewhat hectic. Anyway with Bond 24 on its way (needless to say I’m … Continue reading

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High Citadel: A Thriller Master at his Best

Desmond Bagley was once an extremely well known author thanks to his incredible skill at creating intricately plotted, realistic and distinctive thrillers by the dozen. However today he is coming dangerously close to being forgotten. This is a real shame … Continue reading

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Battleground 2014 Wargames Show Report

Living in the far North it can feel like your miles from any wargames show but there is one local event which offers a fantastic slice of hobby for anyone in the area. Some of you may have heard of … Continue reading

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Why I Love… Dr Syn

For those who haven’t heard of him Dr Christopher Syn, otherwise known as the Scarecrow, is a vicar… and a former pirate… and a master smuggler. He was created by Russell Thorndike and appeared in 7 novels, 3 films, 2 … Continue reading

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Peaky Blinders Season Two Finale

This is a somewhat (by about 2 weeks) belated article on the finale of BBC2’s excellent Peaky Blinders Series 2. The following does contain a few spoilers so if you’re planning to watch it I’d wait till you seen it … Continue reading

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Dr No book review

Dr No is my favourite James Bond book; not by much, but enough to make it superior even among a superior series. I honestly don’t know what it is about it that I like so much but for some reason … Continue reading

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James Bond: The Comic

I love comics, well most comics at any rate. I also love James Bond. So obviously a James Bond comic would be pretty great. It turns out I wasn’t the only one who’d had this thought and back in the … Continue reading

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Blofeld’s Return?

With Bond film number 24 now on the horizon the endlessly debated question that crops up whenever a new Bond film is announced returns, who will be the villain? Of course, in all likelihood a new and unusual villain will … Continue reading

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Paul Temple- an introduction

Paul Temple Unusually for my posts this isn’t going to be a review. Instead the intention for this is to offer a brief introduction to those unfortunate people out there who have never heard of Paul Temple. Paul Temple is … Continue reading

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