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 […]Read More Jimmy Olsen #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 […]Read More Cyclops #1 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 […]Read More Amazing Spider-Man #657 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 […]Read More Wonder Woman #609 review
So there I was praising the artwork of Bernard Chang on Supergirl #62 when who should email to say hi from across the Atlantic than the man himself? He’d like to tell us what he’s up to this week, so here goes! SUPERGIRL artist Bernard Chang will be relocating his drawing table to the friendly confines of […]Read More Is it a bird, is it a plane … no, it’s a comic artist!
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. […]Read More Batman Incorporated #4 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 […]Read More Legion of Super-Heroes #11 review