Animal Man Annual #1

Socks the cat, former avatar of the Red, tells Animal Man’s daughter Maxine of an early attempt by the Rot to rule all. More than a century earlier in Canada, a Swamp Thing and an Animal Man fought back the forces that devastated their community, but the Rot promised it would return. Which it did, […]

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Superman Family Adventures #1 review

It’s just another day in Metropolis. Superman saves the city from a giant meteor; Lex Luthor plots to steal Superman’s powers via robotic invasion; Supergirl, Superboy and Krypto fight the good fight; Perry White screams at Jimmy Olsen for coffee … While Superman is wearing his new suit (it’s admired by Dan DiDio), the all-ages story here […]

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The Ravagers #1 review

If a new comic book wants a better chance in a crowded market, showcasing the star in existing titles is a good way to go. The Inhumans, the Silver Surfer, Moon Knight … all bounced around the Marvel Universe for a while before getting their own books. Over at DC, the likes of Deathstroke and […]

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Ame-Comi 1: Wonder Woman #1 review

A comic strip centred on DC heroines as interpreted for manga-style statues? Now there’s an off the wall idea. But here’s a terrific digital first comic. Writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray reinterpret the classic tale of the Amazon Princess who wants to grow beyond the restrictions placed upon her by her mother, and gets […]

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The Fury of Firestorm #9 review

Adding guest stars is a great way to put an ailing comic before a wider audience. Making no concessions to visiting readers isn’t the way to flip them into becoming regulars. I came to this comic having found the first two issues of The Fury of Firestorm a mess. I tried again last month to […]

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Superman #9 review

Superman rescues a Russian submarine in trouble under the Bering Strait, but rather than receiving thanks he’s sent packing by the commander. It seems the heavily lead-lined craft is hiding something. Meanwhile in Metropolis, it’s TV producer Lois Lane who’s sending someone packing – blogger Victor Barnes, who claims to have proof that Superman ‘walks […]

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Astonishing X-Men #50 review

Northstar’s getting married in the mor-ning … Well, not quite. Jean-Paul Beaubier does indeed propose to boyfriend Kyle this issue, but the answer is a big fat no – Kyle reckons JP is popping the question ‘just to put a Band-Aid on our problems’. Which he kinda is, but there’s no need for Kyle to be […]

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