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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Event Leviathan #1 review

Event Leviathan has been on the horizon for some time, but at last the Brian Bendis-masterminded mini-series is here. The book opens with Batman climbing, Sixties TV series-style, the side of what remains of Argus’ new Odyssey building in Coast City. Inside he’s confronted by one very untrusting Lois Lane. They lay out what they […]

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Supergirl #31 review

I’m having flashbacks. Flashbacks to the days when Marvel Comics would show crossover events from two angles in separate books. The difference with Supergirl #31 in relation to Superman #12 is that the coordination is less than impressive. A quick recap. Supergirl has been questing across the galaxy for the truth behind Krypton’s demise, accompanied […]

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Superman #12 review

Like some kind of space cavalry, Kara the Supergirl and Krypto the Superdog have arrived to help Superman, Superboy and Jor-El take on Rogol Zaar, General Zod, sundry Phantom Zone escapees and an attacking space armada. A spark of optimism hits Superman. Amid the fierce battle, there’s yet time for sweetness. And when the heroes […]

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