Issue 63 of MyM magazine is out now, featuring little-known actor Tom Cruise (really, you’ve heard of him?) on The Mummy, superstar comic-book artist John Royle drawing an amazing three-fold GI Joe cover, and prolific cult filmmaker Charles Band on the world’s deadliest toys!
Welcome to Issue 63! Did you make it to London without too many hiccups? You did better than some of our guests then, with a missed flight and a lost passport just two of the reasons we were kept on our toes during a super-busy MCM London Comic Con. But don’t worry, we hear from every big name at the event and highlight all our favourite cosplay, so even if you did have a little travel trauma, you won’t miss out.
If there was ever a magazine that embodied the spirit of an MCM Comic Con, this is it. We have movie magic to spare, beginning with Tom Cruise chatting about new monster flick The Mummy, continuing with our pick of the top 10 3D movies, and finishing with a man famous for filming puppets.
We construct our very own Comic Village, with manga and comic reviews aplenty, and an exclusive look behind the creation of an amazing triple GI Joe cover. There’s also plenty of video games action, as we preview Destiny 2, SpellForce 3, Far Cry 5 and ELEX, then chat with the creative minds behind Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age.
Then there’s Pop Asia, as we introduce up-and-coming visual kei rockers Azana, before getting superstar DJ Sasha to stay off a plane long enough to grill him about the current state of dance music. And if you think we don’t have the kind of merch you’d elbow your way through crowds to secure, think again: check out My Goodies and our in-depth look at how anime squeezes every last Yen out of its audience for more on that. See you in Northern Ireland. Hang on… where did we put that passport?!
Matt Chapman, Editor-in-chief
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ISSUE 63 FULL CONTENTS
Tom Cruise on rooting for the bad guys and director Alex Kurtzman stalking stars, as the summer blockbuster kicks off a shared universe of monsters to rival Marvel’s MCU.
MyM goes behind the scenes with superstar artist John Royle to witness the creation of a very special comic cover.
Director Naoko Ogigami on her groundbreaking new transgender drama – and the struggle to find openly LGBT+ actors in Japan.
COLLECT ’EM ALL!
Action figures, model kits, collectible card games… Alex Jones chronicles anime’s long-standing habit of turning pocket money into profits through merchandise.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO JAMES CAMERON
From Battle Beyond The Stars and Piranha II to the two biggest films in cinema history, here’s everything you need to know about this truly… ahem… titanic creator.
Including all the highlights from MCM London Comic Con!
MY MEDIA: CHARLES BAND
The prolific cult filmmaker on how he became ‘the puppet guy’. But what did he choose as his favourite media picks? Pick up the mag to find out…
Roxy Simons introduces up-and-coming visual kei rockers Azana, while Scott Snowden speaks to techno pioneer Sasha about the state of dance music today.
Including a fanzine for classic video games and Nokia’s blast from the past.
Dave Axbey steams into the world of train games to select his huffin’, puffin’ half-dozen top titles and review recent release Game of Trains.
VIDEO GAME PREVIEWS
We take a look ahead at some of the biggest games on the horizon, including ELEX, Destiny 2, SpellForce 3 and Far Cry 5. Plus, James Pickard sits down for an exclusive chat with the team updating Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age.
FILM & TV REVIEWS
This month’s eye-squaring set of reviews include The Great Wall, Nails, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1, Queen of Walking, Rock Dog, Colossal, Wonder Woman, Rings and Midnight Sun.
COMIC & MANGA REVIEWS
Ian Wolf’s manga line-up includes big-name sequel Dragon Ball Super, footie drama Days, fantasy feast Delicious in Dungeon and the thought-provoking My Brother’s Husband. Meanwhile, Andy Shaw reviews Dan Abnett’s Lawless, intoxicating romance Her Bark & Her Bite, ’70s-style cop curio One-Eyed Jack, prehistoric morsel Tooth & Claw and a genre-busting fantasy from Philip Pullman.
Our review crew checks out a trio of feature films: In This Corner of the World; Persona 3: Movie #3 Falling Down; and new Pokémon outing Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. Meanwhile, Naruto spin-off Boruto, Amagi Brilliant Park, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Tokyo Marble Chocolate and Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? are among the series going under our microscope.
COSPLAY & FASHION
Emily Valentine sits down with J-fashion inspired musician Megan Valentine, Katharine Byrne talks about creating the fairest cosplay of them all with Argentinian cosplayer Neferet; and our poster pages bring together Re:Zero‘s Rem, Princess Mononoke‘s San, a WoW Pally and a star destroyer’s worth of Star Wars characters!
Capsule Bunny visits a very Japanese version of America and scoffs a Magikarp-shaped treat.
TOP 10 3D MOVIES
Scott Dickinson counts down the most eye-popping adventures ever to hit the cinema.