Category Archives: Issue Forty-Five

15/03/2014

Issue Forty-Five: A Note from the Editors

Hello, Wanderers! Alas, there’s no letters page this issue, as you’ve all no doubt been very busy and our inbox has been sadly empty. However, if you want to fix that for next issue, you can find all the details … Continue reading

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Heroes of the World: Justice League

Marvel Comics have managed to set up their own Cinematic Universe since the first Iron Man movie. In this issue, we’ve even looked at the triumphant result of what is called ‘Phase One’ of this universe – The Avengers. Logically, there must … Continue reading

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All We Need is Love

I’ve been having a bit of a step back into the whole superhero comics fandom lately, and it’s sort of got me thinking about many things, but one thought in particular is really odd. It made me think of shipping and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Level 7: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Oh Wanderers, when I saw the request for a review of Marvels’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ping into our inbox, I couldn’t help the little burst of excitement which zipped through me. Arguably created for the fans of The Avengers, Agents … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Speaks: Where Do We Go from Here?

I attended a few comic conventions when I was young, I went to UKCAC in the early nineties, I went to one at Alexandra Palace around the same time and met Jim Lee, and then after I dropped out of … Continue reading

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How to Start a Collection

I’ve mentioned this to you before, my dear Wanderers, but I am a collector. In particular, I collect action figures, ranging from the cheap mass produced ones, to the high-range made for the collectors market style. Though, actually, I never … Continue reading

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Branding in Fandom: Moon and Mouse

Competition is often perceived as something negative. The concept of rivalry is intuitively counterproductive to a particular idea of co-operation. One of the biggest risks with turning something into a competition or a competitor is that it seems to automatically … Continue reading

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Fandom As a Very Old Thing

Wanderers, we spend a lot of time in this here ‘zine talking about internet fandom. We also talk a lot about taking photos, making videos, and all sorts of modern technology-based fan activities. Young fans could be forgiven for thinking … Continue reading

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Avengers Assemble: The Avengers

Superhero movies are very much a Thing. I know, you didn’t need telling this, but I thought the statement was an important one to start this article off with. Considering that the last time there was a superhero movie boom, … Continue reading

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