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Comics — On The Record

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Archive for Category: "Comics"

Review: Iron Man 3

Review: Iron Man 3

No one would blame you if you went to see Iron Man 3, with the thought that it would follow on from Iron Man 2. Yes, that would be logical but when has anything involving Tony Stark been exactly as you expected? TIFFANY LLOYD Reviews.

Vendor Bender – Pop Culture Conventions from the other side of the stall

Vendor Bender – Pop Culture Conventions from the other side of the stall

Adelaide is quickly becoming the pop culture convention capital of Australia, with small time artists and vendors making a name for themselves in a unique field that is traditionally the domain of nerds and geeks. KYRA OLSSON reports.

Extra, Extra Read All About It! #6: What makes a good comic.

Extra, Extra Read All About It! #6: What makes a good comic.

In AMY MAYNARD’S last comic book review for On The Record, she endures a mediocre graphic novel, explores the wonders of MAD Magazine and enjoys a comic book about a comic shop guy written by a comic shop guy. What a sentence.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! #5: Let’s talk about lurve.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! #5: Let’s talk about lurve.

AMY LOUISE MAYNARD is back and she’s talking all things love! But when we say love, we mean the really sad and rubbish bits of love that make you cry and eat lots of dairy. She also reviews an old and a new Australia classic- what more could you need?

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! #4: I need a hero!

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! #4: I need a hero!

‘Kid, where’s the tights? The masks? The whams, the bams, ka-pows and the caped crew kiboshes?!’ Right here, concerned reader! After a small break, AMY LOUISE MAYNARD is back with her regular comic book feature to tell you which hero-comics (or anti-hero-comics) you should read.

Hold on to your braincells! A conversation with Australian comic book icon Dave de Vries.

Hold on to your braincells! A conversation with Australian comic book icon Dave de Vries.

As Oz Comic-Con looms on the weekend, SIAN CAIN spoke to Australian comic book legend Dave de Vries about Australia’s comic book industry, why Oz Comic-Con will be vital and why we should all thank Sheldon Cooper.

The Girl with the Discriminatory Issue

The Girl with the Discriminatory Issue

The great comics theorist Scott McCloud once said: “Any man who designs a costume for a female superhero should have to wear that costume for a whole week.” AMY MAYNARD explores the portrayal of women in comic books and poses the question: why is this such a man’s world?

Debut Oz Comic-Con in Adelaide set for success

Debut Oz Comic-Con in Adelaide set for success

In a stroke of good fortune for local comic book and pop culture fans, Adelaide has been chosen to host the Australian debut of Oz Comic – Con at the end of the month, writes LAURA PIETROBON.

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! #3: Meddling with Manga

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! #3: Meddling with Manga

Our resident comic book guru has deeply-rooted concerns about the world of Manga and has up until now avoided it. But for the interests of her readers, her fans and fellow comic book lovers, AMY LOUISE MAYNARD takes her first baby steps into the world of Manga, and may have found something to her liking…

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! #2: Pulpy Goodness

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! #2: Pulpy Goodness

This is it! The second period’s periodical comic review from AMY LOUISE MAYNARD is cram full of pulp-noir tales, comic books on personal grief and the best kids comic book an adult would enjoy.


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