2000 Dangerous For a Girl

In 2007, missing the old comic book letter columns, and dishearted by the downgrading of the DC message boards, I decided to try my hand at this new-fangled blogging thing. I started with a bit of a rant about bloated DCU events motivated by the non-ending of the Sinestro War. In 2018, here I am […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man #1 review

It’s a brand new day for Spider-Man. Another. And it begins with a dream. Peter and Mary Jane atop a high spire in New York City. A rude awakening is provided by his and Robbie Robertson’s new roommate, Fred Myers, playing video games insanely loudly at 5am. Myers, like Peter, does some of his best […]

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Superman #1 review

Superman has flown into space, looking for his family. Lois and Jon left with Clark’s dodgy dad Jor-El for a summer adventure, but he’s lost contact and is desperate to find them. So desperate that after a run-in with evil aliens The Dominators… … he gives up and flies home. Back on Earth, he sets […]

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Batman #50 review

This is the one we’ve been waiting for. The wedding of Batman and Catwoman. Would it take place, though? That’s the question that’s hung over Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle ever since they announced their engagement. So far as I’m concerned, it was a big Why Not? I grew up with Earth 2 Batman and […]

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Man of Steel #6 review

The great thing about a weekly mini-series is that you don’t have to wait long to get the whole, wonderful experience. Or be disappointed. The concluding – actually, make that ‘final’ because it doesn’t resolve enough to be considered a conclusion – issue of Man of Steel has some lovely moments. There are some nicely […]

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #39 review

In Washington DC, Velma, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Scooby-Doo are at the opening of what’s presumed to be a time capsule, found at the Lincoln Memorial. They’re wary because the message on top says, in no uncertain terms, DO NOT OPEN. So of course it’s opened at a ceremony with all the trimmings. And guess […]

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Teen Titans Special #1 review

One night in Gotham, Robin is having a time-out from the life of a young vigilante. Damian Wayne is enjoying a meal in his favourite eatery, whose Lebanese immigrant owners he’s befriended. Then, local thugs arrive, and things go to hell. Damian decides he’s had enough of playing nice with bad guys who get out […]

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