Archive for July, 2016


US publication Business Jet Traveler is doing a feature on Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson in the August/September 2016 issue. Most of you will know that he is a certified pilot and that he is flying big jets for fun, including the one that his band is touring with.

I always liked Bruce, he is a likable chap.


Master of Kung Fu

Posted: July 31, 2016 in Comics, Cool stuff, General


The first Marvel Omnibus book in this series – The Hands of Shang-Chi – Master of Kung Fu” – has arrived. Different cover to the one they first showcased a few months ago when this was announced and I think they should have gone for one of the classic covers rather than what looks like a poor imitation. See for yourself. Now this was orininally coming out in the early 1970s when Kung Fu was hot in the movies (Bruce Lee etc) and beginning to have an impact on television. Stan Lee (who else?) could see what was coming and he was right, so this comic book was launched in 1973 and became an instant success. I read the Swedish version that first popped up here in 1974 and I just loved it. So this is nice nostalgia and I have been waiting for decades for this to appear. 686 pages.


Double trouble

Posted: July 31, 2016 in General, TV & Movies


I have seen a few Bud Spencer and Terence Hill classics lately, after hearing some time ago that dear old Bud had passed away (see earlier post). Some old titles are set to be rereleased soon as well, like this one. I think I saw this on a date many moons ago at the movies. It will be nice to see it again. With these guys, you know exactly what you get.

Harmless fun.


US publication TV Guide printed four covers specifically in honor of the Comic Con festivities in San Diego last weekend. They featured Supergirl (as seen here), The Flash, Supernatural and Blindspot.

And I am old enough to remember when comics were belittled – I guess my generation was right after all.

Better Photography

Posted: July 30, 2016 in General, Magazines


This is a good cover, but then this Australian magazine – Better Photography – is all about how to improve as a photographer. The August 2016 issue features an article about the thrill of shooting on the go.

It is a rewarding hobby.

The Spectator

Posted: July 30, 2016 in General, Magazines


The July 30 2016 issue of UK publication The Spectator sports a rather appropriate cover. Douglas Murray, one of the great voices of freedom and dignity, writes about the summer of terror. Certain things needs to be discussed.

The Spectator has been around since 1828.

From the… US… with love

Posted: July 29, 2016 in General, Magazines


Launched in December 2014 in the US, Playboy Latino (seen here is the July/August 2016 edition) is aimed at the sophisticated urban male in the growing Latino market…I had no idea that this edition existed.

Stan Lee is interviewed, which is cool. Nice cover too.