Issue 54 of MyM is out now, featuring Red Dwarf XI, Power Rangers, the Top 10 Final Fantasy villains, master martial artist Hwang In-Shik and every big reveal from Gamescom 2016!
Welcome to issue 54! And what a cracking issue we have for you this month. For starters, we can finally shout all about our trip to Pinewood Studios to see a space adventure being filmed. Nope, Star Wars was next door – we’re talking Red Dwarf! The Brit sci-fi comedy returns to your screens this month and we’ve got the inside skinny (see page 67) from cast and crew, including Robert Llewelyn’s loose-lipped talk about everyone’s make-up habits! It seems his transformation into a robot is now only just a little longer than some of the other cast members’ routines…
When we weren’t sitting at the controls of Starbug (squeeee!), we were barrelling around a computer games convention in Germany and punishing our digits through playtesting. Our coverage of the massive Gamescom event starts on page 16 and it’ll heighten your hype for the best upcoming titles.
Continuing the video game theme, and with all the Final Fantasy exposure at the moment (CG movie Kingsglaive is reviewed on page 75), we look back at the characters who were good at being bad (see our countdown of the top 10 Final Fantasy villains on page 28).
But never let it be said that an issue of MyM isn’t educational. If you learn only one thing from Issue 54, you haven’t read it properly! Because this month we school you in the lore of comic-book crossovers (see page 21), look back over an amazing career for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (page 57) and tell you everything you need to know to get the best out of Neil Gaiman’s immensely enjoyable output (page 25).
All before we chat with everyone’s favourite unmotivated egg (page 6). If you ask us, we think that’s more than un oeuf.
Matt Chapman, Editor
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MyM ISSUE 54 FULL CONTENTS
ON SET: RED DWARF
MyM travelled to Pinewood to chat with co-creator Doug Naylor and actors Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn about Series XI and beyond. Plus, editor Matt Chapman makes a major dent in that bucket list as he sits in the cockpit of Starbug!
With a new feature film set to hit the big screen next year, Alex Jones pulls on his spandex suit to chart the rise, fall and rise of those Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
A trip to Cologne sees us get hands-on with the biggest video games coming your way over the next 12 months.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO NEIL GAIMAN
He’s taking over bookstores, cinemas and our television screens – but if you aren’t familiar with his work, where do you start? Jayne Nelson whips up a handy guide for Neil newbies…
Uncovering the character choices, conflicts, physical threats and moral dilemmas typifying the massive events that rock comic-book worlds.
INTERVIEW: HWANG IN-SHIK
The Korean-born Grandmaster shares his thoughts on flying sidekicks and the death of Bruce Lee.
Including an interview with Sanrio mascot Gudetama and a chat with Digimon voice actor Joshua Seth.
TOP 10: FINAL FANTASY VILLAINS
Ruth Edmundson counts down the JRPG’s 10 most formidable antagonists.
Including a bright new future for the Rubik’s Cube and a horrific twist in the Pathfinder RPG!
It’s ninja versus knights this month, as Dave Axbey discovers the delightfully chibi worlds of Super Dungeon Explore and Ninja All-Stars.
FILM & TV REVIEWS
This month there’s horror with Blair Witch, Road Games, The Walking Dead Season 6 and Dead-End Drive-In; drama with Suburra, Urban Hymn and The Glass Key; animation with Robinson Crusoe and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV; and documentaries courtesy of The Hurt Business and Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years.
We bulk up on previews of the latest and greatest games this month, including Divinity: Original Sin II, Mafia III, Little Nightmares and Watch Dogs 2, chat with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s Olivier Proulx, and deliver our verdict on Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, No Man’s Sky and Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom.
COMIC & MANGA REVIEWS
Andy Shaw explores a subject close to our hearts with Dash Shaw’s graphic novel Cosplayers, while Ian Wolf’s manga reading list includes Kuroko’s Basketball, Otherworld Barbara, Queen Emeraldas and Yona of the Dawn.
Our intrepid anime explorers dive into Free! Eternal Summer, hang out with Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals, get a good look at 11eyes and take Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s out for a spin. We also return to the fantasy worlds of Akame ga Kill! and Log Horizon, revisit two classics with BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and Fate/stay night, and finally get our hands on the second half of Samurai Flamenco.
COSPLAY & FASHION
Emily Faulder sits down with Toronto model Lovina Yavari, Katharine Byrne talks flamethrowers and aliens with Ripley cosplayer Ver1sa, while heroes and heroines from Game of Thrones, Dragon Age, Suicide Squad and Kick-Ass grace our cosplay poster pages.
MY MEDIA: DASH SHAW
The comic-book creator and filmmaker talks Tumblr comics and weirdo animators.
MY MUSIC: BROKEN DOLL
MyM meets the J-rock band that loves to design its own fashion.
Teacher Chris Carlier shares the comic strip based on his life in Japan.