Crime Syndicate #1 review

I do like a good comic book homage, and the first issue of this DC mini-series has not one, but two. The first comes as Metropolis’ protector/dictator reacts to a less than glowing op ed in the Daily Planet. A nod to Action Comics #1 makes perfect sense as we’re introduced to Ultraman, Earth 3’s […]

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Suicide Squad #1 review

Rick Flag Jr has been Amanda Waller’s field leader for a long time. He’s also her conscience, ensuring she doesn’t go too far when it comes to running black ops missions involving supervillains. It seems, though, that whatever influence he’s exerted is no more. She’s ‘tired of losing’. And, it turns out, tired of him. […]

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Nocterra #1 review

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. But dawn hasn’t come for a long time in the world of Nocterra. It was just another day for Denver schoolgirl Val when the sky went dark, and 13 years later, it’s still pitch black. And everyone knows there are monsters lurking in the dark… The new […]

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Infinite Frontier #0 review

Wonder Woman’s been offered godhood, a place at the cosmic table of the Quintessence. But before she accepts, she wants to see how her heroic friends are after the latest multiversal rewrite. And she’s looking for hints as to what the ‘lurking threat’ she was earlier warned about might be. The Spectre agrees to show […]

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Generations Forged #1 review

Heroes and villains lost in time. Unlikely team-ups. Angry gods. Reality rewritten. On the one hand, so far as Generations Forged goes, you’ve seen it all before. On the other GIANT cosmic hand, the aforementioned story points come up again and again for good reason – they’re guaranteed crowd pleasers when brought out by a […]

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Superman: Worlds of War #2 review

It’s years since Superman disappeared, and a young woman has made a pilgrimage to Smallville. The town has become a tourist trap, somewhere folk come to swap stories about encounters with the Man of Steel, and theories about what’s happened to him. Not Sadie. She explains that it was a single story written by Superman […]

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Future State: Shazam #2 review

Ever had one of those weeks when there really are no comics you fancy? DC’s Future State event continues to churn out depressing-looking fare, mostly Bat-books, and with nothing that immediately appealed, an act of desperation – I bought Shazam! #2 and went back a few digital weeks and got the first issue too. I’d […]

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