Jimmy Olsen #1 review

Now this was worth waiting for. Nick Spencer’s take on Jimmy Olsen debuted in Action Comics last year when the book was running a back-up strip. After four superb instalments as previously praised here, also here and here the Jimmy Olsen’s Big Week serial was curtailed as price and page count fell. Well, here’s the rest of the story along […]

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Cyclops #1 review

Ignore the brooding intensity of the guy on Roger Cruz’s nifty cover, this isn’t some dark exploration of Cyclops’ character. It’s a fun side story from the early days of Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in which our hero takes on, among others, Batroc the Leaper and the Circus of Crime.  Scott Summers’ personality […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #657 review

The Human Torch is dead (I know, it’s been weeks) and the Amazing Spider-Man commemorates Peter Parker’s longstanding friendship with Johnny Storm by giving us three light-hearted untold tales centred on the pair. The memories are relayed by Ben Grimm, Sue Richards and Reed Richards as Peter drops by the Baxter Building to offer his condolences.  There’s the FF […]

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Wonder Woman #609 review

‘Every era somehow finds a way to create you.’ So says Dr Psycho to Diana in a spot of meta-commentary after showing her a series of lives which, he claims, she once lived. We see Diana as the blind leader of a city of outcasts, a pirate queen, an African princess; life after life until […]

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Batman Incorporated #4 review

Now here’s a surprise. Batman’s adventure in Argentina continues, but over only a few pages. The bulk of this issue is a tale of two Batwomen – the current, Kate Kane, and the original, Kathy Kane. I think this is the first time DC has told us that Kate isn’t simply an update of Kathy. […]

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Legion of Super-Heroes #11 review

Following on from this month’s Legion of Super-Villains #1, Lightning Lass, Sun Boy, Phantom Girl, Wildfire, Ultra Boy, Tyroc and Colossal Boy help with the clean-up after Saturn Queen’s destruction of the prison on Takron-Galtos. Along with such old ‘friends’ as Tyr, we meet two new would-be LSV members, Fume and Frost. Elsewhere on the […]

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