Teen Titans #45 review

Deathstroke tried to murder the Teen Titans. Damian Wayne has quit as Robin. Batman has ordered the Titans to disband. Red Arrow and Kid Flash aren’t ready to stop doing good, though. The archer, Emiko, has deduced that evil techie Gizmo is behind the mercenary Deathstroke’s attack of them. Not too far away, remaining ex-Titans […]

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Detective Comics #1027 review

This is a big comic – 144 pages – but it’s a big occasion, one thousand issues since Batman debuted in 1939’s Detective Comics #27. The Gotham Guardian’s not starred in every one since then, having stepped aside for Batwoman to take centre stage at one point, but the shadow of the Bat has always […]

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Wonder Woman #762 review

The people of Washington DC are having dangerous hallucinations. Crazed by visions, individuals are attacking others, driving moving vehicles into crowds and more. The only people preventing complete chaos is Wonder Woman… and Max Lord? The heroine’s former enemy has been using his mental ‘push’ power to make victims stop seeing the lies they’re being […]

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Superman #25 review

Hey, it’s an extra-length anniversary issue! They used to be quite the thing, so it’s nice to see DC reviving the tradition for the 25th chapter of Brian Michael Bendis’ Superman run. And we get a new antagonist for the occasion. Not that Synmar and Superman meet this issue – what we see of the […]

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Hawkman #27 review

It’s the 1940s. Hawkman, Hawkgirl and the rest of the Justice Society of America are battling their arch foes. They’ve tracked down the Injustice Society to their latest hideout in Austria and it’s all-out war. It’s Carter and Shayera, Green Lantern, Wildcat, the Flash and Sandman vs Per Degaton, Vandal Savage, the Gambler, Brain Wave, […]

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Young Justice #18 review

We open with Spoiler, Steph Brown, and Drake… er, Tim Drake, having a good old teenage snog. Slurrrrrp. And while these two sweethearts do like a bit of affection, the moment isn’t part of this issue’s narrative – it’s a cute bit of scene-setting, homaging the romance comics of old, complete with whimsical lettering from […]

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Shazam! #14 review

BECAUSE NO ONE DEMANDED IT! He’s back. Superboy Prime, Last Son of an Earth long vanished from the multiverse, back to ruin another story. This current Shazam! series may not feature my favourite take on the Marvel Family, but it’s had its moments. Here, though, as he ends his lengthy story, writer Geoff Johns falls […]

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Fantastic 4: Antithesis #1 review

‘A new story from a classic era’ is how Marvel describes this four-issue mini-series and based on the first instalment, this could prove a classic itself. So far as meeting the criteria of the quote goes, ‘new’ it most certainly is, and as for ‘classic era’, that’s fair – the costumes and presence of toddler […]

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Action Comics #1024 review

Good as symbolic cover images can be, I do like it when a book shows a moment from the story. And that’s what John Romita Jr, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson’s shot here is, a beat from Brian Michael Bendis’ current serial. Unfortunately, it’s one from last issue… meanwhile, the cover copy seems to relate […]

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