The Terrifics #2 review

Plastic Man, Metamorpho and Mr Terrific are lost in the ‘Dark Multiverse’. They’ve come across a young girl, Linnya Wazzo, whose natural ability to become a phantom has stalled. As they’re wondering about the holographic image that’s appeared before them of one Tom Strong, Linnya explains how she got there.  Travelling between the worlds of […]

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Batman #43 review 

Batman is in hospital. He persuaded Poison Ivy to kill him with a single blow… the mistress of plants was possessing Superman at the time.  She’s still controlling him as this issue begins, along with pretty much anyone on the planet who’s recently eaten vegetables. That’s several billion people. Her concentration is, it’s fair to […]

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Superman #43 review

At her farm outside smalltown Hamilton, alien orphan Kathy – best pal of Jonathan Kent – is being watched.  In Metropolis, a little later, Lois and Clark Kent are settling down for some TV.  As for Jon, he has an unexpected visitor.  Boyzarro seems scary. Can the Boy of Steel calm him down long enough […]

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Introducing, Captain Britain!

I’m old, you know. So old that I was there when Marvel UK debuted its first original character, Captain Britain, back in the Seventies. And a couple of years later I was there when he made his US comics debut, courtesy of two memorable issues of Marvel Team-Up by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Siskoid, […]

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Action Comics #999 review 

Guess who’s coming to dinner? General Sam Lane, formerly estranged father of Lois, grandfather to Jon and father-in-law to Clark Kent. He gets a welcome from Jon, who’s excited to meet his second granddad in as many months, while Lois is a tad more cautious. Until recently, she’s not seen her father in years. They […]

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Supergirl #19 review

Cameron Chase, ousted Department of Extranormal Operations National City bureau chief, calls her old boss, Mr Bones. She warns him that he’s gotten into bed – figuratively, at least – with a very dangerous guy.  She offers to help ‘shut Mokkari down’ but Bones isn’t having it, and tries to persuade Chase that the minion […]

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Justice League #40 review 

Together for the first time, the heroes of the Justice League and Justice League of America have saved a city from a chemical fire. They’ve extinguished it and dealt with the accompanying cloud of poison gas. Cyborg, just-named leader of the Justice League Regular, tries to take control of the aftermath in a spiffy new […]

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Superman #42 review

It’s morning on the Bizarro World of Htrae. Bizarro No 1 is thinking about his life as a family man. He’s not happy – whatever that means for an imperfect duplicate of the Man of Steel – as he feels he’s lost himself. It’s his son’s birthday, but today he resolves to focus on his […]

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