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BOOK REVIEW – FOOTPRINTS #2 by Joey Esposito and Jonathan Moore (Comic)

By Marty Mulrooney

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FOOTPRINTS is a creator-owned comic book mini-series written by Joey Esposito (the Comics Editor for IGN) with art from Jonathan Moore (FUBAR). An inventive twist on the noir genre, FOOTPRINTS stars Mr Foot, aka Bigfoot, as a world-weary detective trying to find out who killed his brother, Yeti, in a cryptozoological mystery that spans decades. In FOOTPRINTS #2, we learn more about Yeti’s past and his relationship with his brother as the plot continues to thicken and more heads roll…

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: Arkham City (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: Arkham City is the much anticipated follow-up to the 2009 surprise hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, once again brought to you by British developer Rocksteady Studios. At the beginning of the game Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) is captured and imprisoned in the titular Arkham City, a sprawling super-prison five times larger than Arkham Asylum, which is being overseen by genius psychiatrist Hugo Strange. Meanwhile, the Joker is facing almost certain death due to his recent consumption of the Titan formula, its unstable properties mutating his blood and slowly killing him…

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BOOK REVIEW – Turf by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Turf is a five-issue comic book mini-series written by Jonathan Ross and illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards. A hard-boiled crime thriller with a twist, it showcases gangsters, vampires and aliens fighting for dominance in 1929 New York at the height of prohibition. This new UK hardback edition from Titan Books collects Turf #1-5 and also includes exclusive concept art and guest cover art by comic book legends such as Jim Steranko and Dave Gibbons.

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BOOK REVIEW – Superman: Earth One (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Superman: Earth One is a graphic novel written by J. Michael Straczynski and pencilled by Shane Davis. The first in a new series of original DC Universe graphic novels featuring top writers’ and illustrators’ unique takes on DC characters, Superman: Earth One offers a bold new origin story for the iconic Man of Steel.

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BOOK REVIEW – FOOTPRINTS #1 by Joey Esposito and Jonathan Moore (Comic)

By Marty Mulrooney

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FOOTPRINTS is an independent comic book series written by Joey Esposito (the Comics Editor for IGN) with art from Jonathan Moore (FUBAR). An inventive twist on the noir genre, FOOTPRINTS stars Mr Foot, aka Bigfoot, as a world-weary detective trying to find out who killed his brother, Yeti, in a cryptozoological mystery that spans decades. Read on to find out AMO’s verdict and read FOOTPRINTS #1 absolutely free!

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BOOK REVIEW – 100 Months by John Hicklenton (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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John Hicklenton was a cult British comics artist best known for his work on 2000 AD and Judge Dredd. He recently died aged 42 after suffering from Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis for 10 years. An award-winning film documenting his art and life entitled Here’s Johnny was shown on More4 in 2008. 100 Months is Hicklenton’s last complete work, which he worked on right up until his death at Dignitas in Zurich in March 2010.

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