Ms Marvel #38 review

I was a big supporter of the early issues of Brian Reed’s Ms Marvel, but as her determination to be ‘the best of the best’ led her to become a bloodthirsty government lapdog, my interest waned. Finally, my loyalty to Carol Danvers checked out along with her humanity. And she died. Well, Marvel-died, as the […]

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Detective Comics #853 review

Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert wrap up Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? in thoroughly satisfying style, giving us more versions of the Batman’s probable end, unveiling the woman who has been his guide* and providing a happy ending/beginning that cleverly reflects DC’s publishing history. Batman’s – Bruce’s – conversation with his guide is something […]

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Mighty Avengers #24 review

The Mighty Avengers are staying together as a team and shooting around the world at the behest of the Scarlet Witch. Hank Pym, the new Wasp, is apparently carried away by his sudden knack for running a team and happy to let the Witch hand out missions. Only Cassie Lang, the tragically named Stature, is […]

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Uncanny X-Men #508 review

Before I die I want to see Greg Land draw Ego the Living Planet. I want to see Jack Kirby’s mad world sporting a cheesy grin worthy of Vogue magazine. Maybe he’d throw in a grinning MODOK, too. And doesn’t Dr Doom’s iron mask deserve a moment of happiness? Meanwhile, I can giggle at the […]

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Oracle: The Cure #2 review

Last issue Calculator murdered an online associate of Oracle’s in his quest to unlock the secret of the Anti-Life equation and cure comatose daughter Wendy. This time Barbara Gordon is in Hong Kong to meet fellow computer geniuses face to face in a bid to learn who’s messing with the web. Along the way she […]

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Action Comics #876 review

This is me, as a broken record . . . DC, will you please dial down the violence? This issue of Action Comics, featuring a clash between the vile Ursa and new heroes Nightwing and Flamebird, is awash with teeth smashing, torso slashing, eye tearing and general nastiness. The lowlight is a two page spread […]

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