Action Comics 867 review

It’s part two of the Brainiac storyline and Supergirl is on hand to guest – she even gets her own logo and backstory caption on the splash page. In a nice touch, she’s described as ‘fighting for truth, justice and the Kryptonian way’. Kara is further contrasted with cousin Kal as we see that she […]

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Final Crisis: Requiem review

J’onn J’onnz died in the first issue of Final Crisis. It was a one-panel deal, it didn’t move me and because we’ve seen so many heroes come back from the dead, it never felt like it mattered. Now, it matters. Writer Peter Tomasi, penciller Doug Mahnke, inkers Christian Alamy and Rod Ramos, colourist Nei Ruffino […]

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Wonder Woman 22 review

In which Diana, Stalker, Claw and Beowulf meet the demon D’Garth at a stone table that’s not in Narnia, there’s a betrayal, a twist or two and a rather sick fantasy sequence. Said sequence opens the issue, with Diana seeing just how far she may fall if she fails to hang on to her soul, […]

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Trinity 5 review

The fight against the horribly named Konvikt and Graak ends with each of the Big Three doing their part. Superman and Wonder Woman biff and bash, while Batman provides the brains, using something from the bad guys’ spaceship to end the fight. The action is good, as drawn by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert, but […]

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All-New Atom 25

Ryan Choi loses his book, as sales once more prove the enemy few can beat (ahem! Spider-Girl, Manhunter, Blue Beetle), but wins the day. Well, to an extent. The long-running storyline in which Ivy Town residents are thrown into a world in which time runs differently and scary worms eat people gets a conclusion of […]

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Astonishing X-Men 25 review

Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi take over the writing and art assignments from Josh Whedon and John Cassaday and the difference is immediate. Where the previous creative team went for epic adventure – mad robots, interplanetary warfare – here we have a murder mystery. And it’s a great one. Newly ensconced in San Francisco, the […]

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