Superman #2 review

Superman is getting slapped about by a monster that’s invisible to his senses, but a comment from Lois Lane tells him how to get into the fight. Defeated, the creature dissolves, but not without muttering one word in an unearthly language – ‘Rosebud’. Oh all right, it was ‘Krypton’, and yes, pretty much the same […]

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Teen Titans #2 review

Having escaped from the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. goons, Red Robin and Wonder Girl encounter a new hunted teenager, the insectoid nicknamed Skitter. Elsewhere, Kid Flash escapes his N.O.W.H.E.R.E. holding cell and meets his next-door neighbour, a young woman named Solstice. And she’s burning to say hello. And at N.O.W.H.E.R.E. headquarters, newly born clone Superboy is readying for an […]

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Wolverine and the X-Men #1 review

In the spirit of the recent Daredevil relaunch, here’s a Marvel title that puts fun first while honouring its characters and tradition. And tradition is at the heart of this book, as Wolverine rebuilds Professor Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and christens it the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. At Logan’s side are Kitty Pryde […]

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Legion: Secret Origin #1

The future starts here. Like Batman and Green Lantern, the Legion of Super-Heroes is a series barely changed by DC’s Flashpoint event. With the New 52 experiment bringing new readers to comics, it makes sense, then, to go back and address the origins of the 31st-century team. As a longtime fan, though, having seen the origin […]

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Legion of Super-Heroes #2 review

On the watchworld Panoptes, the Legion Espionage Squad has been surprised by a Daxamite. Armed with all the powers of a Kryptonian, the newcomer Res-Vir incapacitates Chemical Kid, Ultra Boy, Dragonwing and Chameleon Boy, and forces Phantom Girl to flee, and hide. On Earth, Brainiac 5 is assessing new Legionnaire Glorith’s mystic shield and barely […]

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Supergirl #2 review

Superman arrives in Siberia to talk to the recently arrived young woman wearing his family crest. She wants to know who this guy is wearing her family crest. And why does he claim to be cousin Kal, the baby she cuddled just three days ago. Unimpressed by his spoken Kryptonian, Kara Zor-El hits out. Again and again […]

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Uncanny X-Men #544 review

It’s the last-ever issue of Uncanny X-Men. Until next month’s Uncanny X-Men #1, that is. Still, let’s pretend it’s the end, it’s the least writer Kieron Gillen deserves for the effort he’s putting in here. The book opens with a version of the first-ever page featuring the X-Men, and it’s sheer delight (click on image to […]

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Wonder Woman #2 review

The deranged fashion model type is Strife, an Olympian dedicated to discord. She shows up on Paradise Island and strikes at the Amazons, who are harbouring the mortal Zola, latest in a long line of human women to be impregnated by Zeus, King of the Gods. Zola has been brought there by Diana, Princess of the Amazons and known […]

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