Doctor Who: The Harvest [Big Finish]

The Harvest is the first Big Finish Doctor Who featuring the Seventh Doctor that I’ve had for a while (it’s release #58 in the Monthly Range, and the last Seventh Doctor was #49). It’s written by Dan Abnett (also a comic writer I’m well familiar with for his work on the Legion of Super-Heroes), and was released in June 2004. In addition to Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace, it also introduced Philip Oliver as new companion “Hex” (aka Thomas Hector Schofield).

Spoilers (for real)

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 7

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

Boxers & Saints

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Weekly Geeky Question #46: Comic Book Recommendations for Non-Comic Readers

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #46, and today’s question is one that Rod describes as quite basic–indeed, he wasn’t sure if it was something he’d already asked. But he hasn’t, and so hear we go.

What are some comics I’d recommend to a non-comic reader to get them started?

Arrival_ShaunTan_4

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Weekly Geeky Question #31: More Comic Book Wishes

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #31, and this week’s question is really the same last time.

What are my three comic book wishes?

JLA : Avengers 1

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The Legion of Super-Heroes – an Historical Overview

For pretty much as long as I’ve been keeping track of comics and aware of their internal continuity, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been my favorite title.  I’ve mentioned the concept before, but in brief it’s the idea of super-powered teenagers in the future (usually 1000 years in the future) who have banded together to defend the “United Planets” from all sorts of threats.  The series started as a spin-off of Superboy comics, as the team debuted in a story where they traveled to the past to recruit Superboy as a member, but quickly grew beyond those humble beginnings.  Continue reading The Legion of Super-Heroes – an Historical Overview