Superman #17 review

This is Superman patrolling in the Silver Age. This is Superman patrolling today. Isn‘t that glorious? The image comes courtesy of illustrator Kevin Maguire and colourist Paul Mounts, the idea comes from the mind of Brian Bendis. Different angles on Superman’s powers and personality are becoming his speciality, and we’re certainly getting an example of […]

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Event Leviathan #6 review

In September, as the finger of suspicion turned towards Kate Spencer, I wondered if Leviathan was Mark Shaw, one of the heroes to carry the name ‘Manhunter’ before her. Last month, it really seemed as if he was Leviathan, but I suspected we’d get a final twist This finale reveals that Leviathan is, in fact… […]

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New Mutants #1 review

The second generation of students from Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters are back. Anyone dead has been reborn, members who have been away are back with the ‘family’. Karma, Sunspot, Cypher, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Magick… they’re all on the new mutant ‘paradise’ of Krakoa and having a wonderful time. In fact, it’s not just the class […]

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Legion of Super-Heroes #1 review

It’s Jon Kent’s first day in the 31st century with the Legion of Super-Heroes and he’s having his mind blown.  Across the galaxy, things have kicked off on Planet Gotham.  And soon, Legion headquarters has some very unwelcome visitors… Yes, that’s probably the most sparse issue recap I’ve ever done, but it’s been six years […]

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Excalibur #1 review

Once upon a time Excalibur was the X-Men’s British arm, comprising mutants from all over the place in lighter-toned adventures than was the norm for Marvel’s Eighties books. As of this week, I don’t know what Excalibur is. Sure, original Captain Britain Brian Braddock is in there, but he’s more a supporting character to his […]

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Happy Hallowe’en. Fancy a spooky story? DC gave us a corker in 1970 when Batman entered the House of Mystery. Well, sort of. Find out why he was raising Cain in the latest episode of Siskoid’s FW Team-Up podcast, guest starring me. Click here to get to the show page, then turn the lights off […]

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