Atom and Hawkman #46 review

In the Sixties, the solo titles of the Atom and Hawkman were amalgamated into one comic when sales fell, with the numbering continuing from Ray Palmer’s title. The book, flagged as starring ‘the Titan and the Fury’, limped along for another seven issues before dying out. Well, it’s Blackest Night and the Dead Will Rise and […]

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Batman and Robin #7 review

When I was a kid, reading imported comics from North America, I was often confused by the impossibly exotic things referenced. Baseball? Amtrak? Martha Stewart? Back in those pre-internet days the specifics of the mysteries often remained, though I could usually work the generalities out from the context. And hopefully any non-British readers momentarily thrown by […]

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Wonder Woman #40 review

This one, as they say, has it all – giant serpent gods, Washington DC in flames, the return of Etta Candy and Steve Trevor, a surprise guest star and five very naughty boys. The story sees Diana investigating when something big and mysterious swallows a subway train. Being tougher than a serpent’s tooth, she soon […]

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The Mighty Avengers #33 review

It’s hinted that after the current Siege event Marvel is returning to the days of brighter, shinier heroes. The funny thing is, we’ve had this concept for months since Dan Slott became writer of Mighty Avengers. Optimistic, bright heroes fighting supremely powerful villains while actually getting along and having fun. The transformation of Hank Pym […]

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Blackest Night: Starman #81 review

One comic. One single, slim book. That’s all it takes to make the Blackest Night crossover worthwhile, and have me grinning from ear to ear. Starman was one of the greatest comic runs of the Nineties, a story in which the human dramas were as grand and memorable as the cosmic and supernatural struggles. And […]

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The Brave and the Bold #31 review

‘Lost stories of yesterday, today and tomorrow’ is the tagline for J Michael Straczynski’s current run on The Brave and the Bold. You could put it another way: ‘Fun without baggage’ That’s what we get this month, behind a superb Jesus Saiz cover, as Ray Palmer does the Fantastic Voyage thing to save the Joker’s […]

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Outsiders #26 review

Today the Scottish Parliament published the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill, which would make it legal for doctors to help the terminally ill die at a time of their choosing. Today this blog publishes the End of Useless Comic (Outsiders) Review, which implores that this terminally tragic book be put out of its misery. […]

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R.E.B.E.L.S. 12 review

Starro the Conqueror. Kanjar Ro. Despero. This comic has become something of a home for Silver Age Justice League villains. But it’s no rest home, as all three are at the forefront of a galaxy-spanning storyline, alongside Vril Dox and members of his former L.E.G.I.O.N. law enforcement agency, the Omega Men and Adam Strange. The […]

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Adventure Comics #6 review

Superboy calls Lex Luthor’s bluff. Sick of hearing him harp on that if it weren’t for Superman he could cure cancer/feed the world/win Dancing With The Stars, Superboy tells him to prove it. Cure his crippled sister, Lena, mother of Superboy’s juvie classmate Lori. And Lex agrees, if Superboy will go on a scavenger hunt […]

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