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Top Spinners – Spin Offs United

September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A great spin-off not only continues the story of a character or a concept, it carries on the legacy of a franchise beyond its original setting. It increases to range and the scope for your...

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So over the past few weeks, we’ve established that spin offs happen all the time; sometimes when you least expect them and often when you don’t want them, but they happen. Comics might have been...

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Top Spinners 3: Northern X-posure

September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now, if you’ve read part one and part two of this column you may feel like I’m pretty much in favour of spin-offs, but that’s only about half right. I’m very much in favour of...

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Top 10 Songs You May Have Missed This Summer

September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘Twas the summer of Iggy Azalea.  She won’t show up on this list, but that’s because you probably heard “Fancy” approximately 85,000 times this summer, and if you weren’t hearing “Fancy”, you were probably hearing...

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Top Spinners – Why Fox makes me sad

September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I hate to lead with a cliché, but this time it’s true. Not all spin-offs are made equal. There’ve been plenty of them over the years, as I was saying last week, but ideally, any...

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So Guardians of the Galaxy is in the can and on cinema screens across the nation. Across the world, even. Starring a grand total of zero members of “The Avengers” and with only a small...

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Braving a Bruce-Free Batbook

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think, in some way, everybody remembers the first Batman story they read. Granted, the plot points, Rogue’s Gallery members, or just who happened to be “on deck” in the all-too-rotational position of Robin may...

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Let’s get something out in the open first. You may want to read Part One before you read this. Or not. Totally up to you. I know someone who’d like you to, though. And it’s...

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What Batman Means to Me

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Batman means a lot to me. Those closest to me aren’t surprised, and if you’ve been paying attention, I’m the one writing the monthly Batman reviews. Still, it’s something I feel compelled to talk about....

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The Untold Legend of a Batman Fan

July 23, 2014 | 1 Comments

If you look at any old photograph of me, say from ages 6 to 10, chances are that I’m wearing a Batman t-shirt, or a Batman hat, backpack, button, etc. Those were the “peak Batman...

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