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Partners For Life - Testimonials: Alex Toth

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Well the book is now out and on the shelves (you can order it from Amazon using the link on the side of this page). I'm not exactly sure as to the reasons why but a large portion of the text wasn't used. That includes some great interviews and testimonials, so rather than lose them completely I've decided to run them here over the coming months as a companion piece to the book itself so you can see all of the great stuff that couldn't be fit into the book proper.

Feel free to print these interviews out and place them in your book. Otherwise enjoy these little pieces and then run out and buy a copy of the book so you can read the rest.

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ALEX TOTH

This one might need some explaining. Click on either image for a larger view.

During the process of writing the book Mike Esposito informed me how Ross Andru had been heavily influenced by Alex Toth. He went further and told me how the duo had managed to get Toth to draw a cover for them, it was either 3-D Lo…

Red Zeppelin

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You don't often see these floating above Adelaide. I'm figuring that it got here a tad early - the Clipsal 500 is still a fortnight away guys... Still it was funny seeing it blowing about in the breeze.

Nice ad. You can imagine if that flew over a city in America the sewers would be backed up from all the toilets flushing at once. If anyone can be bothered knock up a funny logo for the sign and send it over and I'll post the results.

Partners For Life - Articles: Superman vs The Amazing Spider-Man

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Well the book is now out and on the shelves (you can order it from Amazon using the link on the side of this page). I'm not exactly sure as to the reasons why but a large portion of the text wasn't used. That includes some great interviews and testimonials, so rather than lose them completely I've decided to run them here over the coming months as a companion piece to the book itself so you can see all of the great stuff that couldn't be fit into the book proper.

Feel free to print these interviews out and place them in your book. Otherwise enjoy these little pieces and then run out and buy a copy of the book so you can read the rest.

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SUPERMAN vs. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

The following is an article that grew out of a chapter of the book. With everything in this book, the quest for information was almost never-ending. In order to do both Ross and Mike justice, I had to dig and dig deep. What started as a simple chapter ended up as an article all of i…

Partners For Life - The Interviews: Nic Cuti

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Well the book is now out and on the shelves (you can order it from Amazon using the link on the side of this page). I'm not exactly sure as to the reasons why but a large portion of the text wasn't used. That includes some great interviews and testimonials, so rather than lose them completely I've decided to run them here over the coming months as a companion piece to the book itself so you can see all of the great stuff that couldn't be fit into the book proper.

Feel free to print these interviews out and place them in your book. Otherwise enjoy these little pieces and then run out and buy a copy of the book so you can read the rest.

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NIC CUTI

A veteran of the comic book industry, Nic Cuti is the co-creator of E-MAN, along with artist Joe Staton. Nic has worked for the likes of Charlton, Warren, DC and more. He’s written, edited and drawn countless stories during his career, and is probably best known for his work on the many Warren horror books, s…

Movie Review: GHOST RIDER

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GHOST RIDER

Normally I don't bother with movie reviews, but as I've pointed out if it's sent to us then I'll review it. So as we were given a ticket to the preview of Ghost Rider tonight I feel obliged to review it.

I walked into the movie expecting it to be fairly poor. It's not that I didn't have high hopes for the flick - I mean I've been waiting for this film since I first picked up a copy of Ghost Rider back in 1979 (issue #34 - which I'm going to get Don Perlin to recreate the cover to in a month or so) and I've been a fan of the character ever since then. And why not? The comic had motorbikes, demons, bad guys, damsels in distress - it had the works! Every little boys dream come to life. Later I discovered that the true Ghost Rider was a co-creation of Dick Ayers and had nothing to do with ole Zarathos (as I later discovered his name was). Still the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider was the first one I saw and the best for me.


The movie itself had some n…

Muzak

What is it with Government departments and the muzak they select to entertain us all while we're on hold? I've been sitting here listening to the same acoustic guitar piece being played on what must be an endless loop for a good twenty minutes now. It's worse than listening to Jimmy Page playing his bloody awful same two chords over and over (as he did on numerous acoustic 'tunes', most of which he stole from Bert Jansch anyway).

I'm suspecting that the choice of muzak is designed to make the caller hang up in despair and not phone back. My God, it's almost working...

Awwww no!! Why? Jeez!!

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Lock up your ferrets. Click the image for a better look.

And I promise I will play both Paralyzed by the Legendary Stardust Cowboy and Love Me by The Phantom, at full volume. Make sure you're ready for bleeding ears.

Change Of Pace

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Because there's more to life than sitting down and taking abuse gracefully. Go ahead, click on the images for the larger view - hopefully it'll be worth it. This is why I love South Australia - because there's a postcard around every corner.

We've finally got a digital camera and the software to do what we want a camera to do (although I now need a tripod). One of the things that has always fascinated me are panoramic photos. I love them! 360% shots just thrill me no end, so when I discovered that this camera can take such photos, albeit in a round about way, I wanted to try it out. For me the locations were obvious - two of my all time favourite places to relax and regain my focus in and around Adelaide.

The first is Waterfall Gully. A well known spot the location always reminds me of something out a book on 19th century India or South Africa, not overly surprising as it was designed and built at around that time. The place is relaxing, it has a halfway decent eatery…

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