Return of Wednesday Comics

Note: This post was originally published in 2015 but got mangled in my transition from the ever-ailing Blogger to WordPress. As I’m fond of the idea, I’m republishing. It’s just a shame I can’t add in the original responses. It’s hard to believe that it’s six years since DC treated us to Wednesday Comics, a […]

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Wonder Woman #73 review

Once upon a time, the future Wonder Woman and her mother, Queen Hippolyta, found themselves in a strange land where another monarch wished to teach them a harsh lesson. If the blonde Empress seems familiar, that’s because she’s also Hippolyta – a duplicate born in a dark mirror dimension created by the original, brunette Amazon […]

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Action Comics #1012 review

One of the small pleasures of a new issue of Action Comics is guessing whose work station will act a recap page. We’ve had Lois’, Clark’s, Perry’s, Jimmy’s – even new gossip columnist Trish Q’s… surely we’d be at the Daily Planet canteen bulletin board by now? But no, this time we begin with the […]

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Teen Titans #31 review

Lobo’s back. That was the name of one of the best mini-series starring DC Comics’ main man, the extraterrestrial assassin with a fondness for space dolphins. His ubiquitousness in the Nineties, and creators forgetting he was meant to be a joke, led readers to tire of him, and his popularity faded. In the last decade […]

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Aquaman #49 review

As a fan of DC’s old mystery comics, I can’t resist a ‘kissing the corpse’ cover. That reads weirder on screen than it sounded in my head. Ah well, there it is. Creepy wedding day snaps just grab me, and this image by penciller Robson Rocha, inker Daniel Henriques and colourist Alex Sinclair persuaded me […]

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Justice League #26 review

Now there’s a grabber of a cover from Francis Manapul – I can even forgive the logo being Jack Knight’s rather than Will Payton’s, as the letterer has done such a great job extending it to take in ‘?’ and ‘!’ It’s the little things! As a fan of the Eighties Starman who has enjoyed […]

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The Flash #72 review

I don’t know who invented decompression in comics but it’s safe to say that Josh Williamson and Howard Porter are killing it with their Flash: Year One storyline. The third chapter continues the momentum established in the first two parts with a plot-heavy, character-rich, action-packed tale of Barry Allen learning to be a hero. The […]

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