Issue 59 of MyM magazine is out now, featuring Matt Damon and the cast of The Great Wall, Marvel TV show Legion, John Wick 2 and our hands-on test of the Nintendo Switch!
What an amazing time to be alive! We’re only two months into 2017 but there’s already so much entertainment heading your way you’ll be tempted to take a duvet day (or five!). It’s such a busy time we’ve barely had chance to glance at the news – how is that new go-getting president doing; and is the UK still in Europe?
For starters, it’s a new anime season and our guru has been sifting through the winter releases to point you towards only the finest streams (see page 48); while Amazon Prime Video has dumped all 26 episodes of Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter online and we’ve already watched them all to give you our verdict (page 57). If internet-based anime isn’t your bag, we’ve also got seven pages of disc-based goodies to float your boat (starting on page 50), as well as all our regular movie and television reviews (page 70).
The world of film continues to keep us entertained, and we sat down to chat with Matt Damon and cast about The Great Wall for our cover story (page 15) and with John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski (page 76). And while both Mr Wick and TV’s The Walking Dead (page 68) are about to make an imminent return, we couldn’t help look even further ahead and sneak in questions about the Highlander reboot and Blade Runner 2049 respectively.
TV also continues to deliver strong shows and give the movies a run for their money, with American Gods (page 12) and new X-Men series Legion (page 76) both looking like great fun. But it’s a blast from the past that has captured our attention – thank you Sky Box Sets. Who’s got time for the news when there are seven seasons of The West Wing to devour? So while we keep overhearing some pretty sweary talk about an out of control American president, we couldn’t disagree more – Josiah Bartlet’s doing an amazing job! We just don’t know how we’ll manage to ration his good deeds and make them last four years…
Matt Chapman, Editor
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MyM ISSUE 59 FULL CONTENTS
THE GREAT WALL
Matt Damon and cast find themselves caught in a war between monsters and men, with only a Trump wet-dream of a wall standing between them, as Chinese ‘history’ meets Hollywood sci-fi.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
Director Chad Stahelski talks exclusively to MyM about etiquette for assassins, not being the smartest guy in the room and his love for Highlander.
THE WALKING DEAD
Actor Lennie James teases Morgan’s role in the upcoming half season of The Walking Dead.
Legion’s Rachel Keller on a superhero show that sometimes remembers it’s a superhero show!
Games editor Martin Wharmby went hands-on with the Nintendo Switch, a unique hybrid of handheld and home console, ahead of its release in March.
Sporting complex characters and an iconic anti-hero, Code Geass is one of anime’s most popular mecha franchises. Alex Jones preps us for the upcoming third season with this handy history.
Including the best new toys heading our way in 2017 and an exclusive report on the American Gods TV show.
Dave Axbey joins the space race, flagging up five board games that fly us to the moon and let us play among the stars.
TOP 10: SUPERHERO MOVIE ENTRANCES
Scott Dickinson counts down the most memorable film introductions for comic-book characters.
MY MUSIC: THE TOMBOYS
MyM chatted with the up-and-coming teenage rockers at their London gig.
COSPLAY & FASHION
Katharine Byrne dances off against Philippines cosplayer SPLgum to see what makes a great Team Skull Grunt, Emily Valentine chats with Tokyo-based kimono enthusiast Anji Salz and we showcase four more kickass cosplays on our poster pages.
COMIC & MANGA REVIEWS
Ian Wolf comes out swinging with samurai classics Blade of the Immortal and Rurouni Kenshin, is forever alone with The Isolator and learns to be careful what he wishes for with Big Order. Meanwhile, Andy Shaw celebrates 2000 AD’s greatest hits, takes to the skies with Johnny Red and listens to the Whispers in the Walls.
FILM & TV REVIEWS
Our team casts its critical eye over John Wick: Chapter 2, Doctor Strange, We Are the Flesh, Destruction Babies, The Light Between Oceans, Beyond the Gates, The Love Witch, The Chamber, Underworld: Blood Wars, Split, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Train to Busan, and chats with actor Yoo Gong.
Andy Hanley gives us his picks of the winter season, while our regular review crew roll up their sleeves and get stuck into Aldnoah.Zero Season 2; Ronja the Robber’s Daughter; Dramatical Murder; Owarimonogatari; Re-Kan! and the first Persona 3 movie, Spring of Birth. We also check out more Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Naruto Shippuden and Heroic Legend of Arslan, plus blasts from the past Claymore and Serial Experiments Lain.
VIDEO GAME PREVIEWS & REVIEWS
We speak with some of the minds behind upcoming RPG Torment: Tides of Numenera, chat with Keiichiro Toyama about Gravity Rush 2, go hands-on with Early Access survival titles Conan Exiles and Astroneer, and fill up on a bumper serving of Japanese games.
Capsule Bunny indulges in some cafe culture, enjoying Harajuku’s Honey Mi Honey and Square Enix’s celebration of Final Fantasy XV.
Including a brilliant new magazine for fans of Doctor Who and the smell of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
MY MEDIA: MICHAEL BECK
The Warriors star on coming face to chest with his own image.