Supergirl: Being Super #1 review

Kara is almost sweet sixteen. She goes to high school in Midvale where she has two best friends, Jen, who’s an athlete, and Dolly, who isn’t. Kara’s on the track team with Jen and has a part-time job at an agricultural museum. Her parents are nice ordinary folk and Kara counts her life as ‘awesome’. […]

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When comics had Christmas covered

Will you look at those Christmas covers! I doubt anyone reading this was buying in the Forties and Fifties when these books appeared, but if you were, please say hi. I imagine it must have been wonderfully cheering to see so much festive joy on the spinner racks. Christmas covers nowadays are rare things indeed, […]

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Superman #13 review

When I was a kid, reading passed-down Silver Age comics, you couldn’t get through a Superman Family story without the phrase ‘How ironic (choke)’ turning up at the end. Editor Mort Weisinger was obsessed with unexpected turnabouts – Lois Lane would marry a gorgeous alien who turned out to be allergic to her hairspray and […]

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Batman #13 review

After several issues, we finally get to see the makeshift Suicide Squad in action as Punch & Jewelee, the Ventriloquist and Bronze Tiger bid to help Batman out of a tough situation. The Caped Crusader is slumped before Bane, the criminal’s ally Psycho Pirate and the traitorous Catwoman. At the start of the issue, married […]

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