The secret is out and the villains are coming home to roost. Clark Kent’s Clinton Street is where the latest version of the Royal Flush Gang ambushes him. They’re gambling that he’s strong enough to squeeze coal into diamonds for them, but weak enough to have to do as they say. As it turns out, […]Read More Superman #44 review
Given I’m not enjoying much of DC’s current Superman output, why not look to the past?Specifically, pretty much the first Superman comic I ever bought, Action Comics #406, November 1971. Given how long it took comics to get to the UK in those days (they generally came as ballast on ships), that was likely when […]Read More RETRO REVIEW – Action Comics #406
It’s fair to say this is the issue I’ve been waiting for, as Dick Grayson returns to Gotham City and lets his friends know he’s alive. Well, all except Bruce Wayne, who’s currently a new man, free of any memory of his life as Batman. That situation makes for a compelling opening scene as Dick, […]Read More Grayson #12 review
Get ready for Supergirl Month! To coincide with the October 26 debut of the CBS live action TV series, DC Comics is unleashing a wealth of new and classic material. A prequel comic featuring Kara Danvers, the Supergirl who’s gained a legion of fans for star Melissa Benoist even before the series airs. A one-off special for […]Read More Supergirl’s on TV – but not on the shelves?
It’s Flash vs Mirror Master in this offbeat issue of JL3001. Well, ‘offbeat’ is likely a poor choice of word, as compared to most superhero books, every issue of the 31st-century Justice League book is entertainingly skewed. So let’s say it’s ‘different’ in being basically a solo story of Teri Magnus, scientist turned speedster. Imprinted with […]Read More Justice League 3001 #4 review
Dinah Drake’s bandmate, the enigmatic Ditto, has been kidnapped by Bo Maeve, the woman she replaced as singer. It’s ironic that Ditto is the source of Dinah’s bombastic sonic scream, as she’s apparently an elective mute, and painfully passive. If Dinah can’t find her friend, who knows what the insanely jealous Maeve will do. Maeve and Ditto’s road trip makes […]Read More Black Canary #4 review
Wonder Woman has Lois Lane on the leash. She’s the last of the friends of Superman – prisoners of the US Government – to be questioned on camera about whether they’re in cahoots with the Man of Steel. Lois stands up to the questioning. Literally. Elsewhere, White House chief of staff Mr Bend goes off […]Read More Superman/Wonder Woman #21 review