Action Comics #1035 review

Action is the name of the game as this issue opens, with Superboy frantically fighting off a near-crazy Thao-La. The refugee from Warworld has seen her friends murdered by lackeys of Mongul, and believes that if she doesn’t kill Superman’s loved ones, the rest of her people will be slaughtered. She’s already attacked Lois in […]

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Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 review

In Central City, Superman and son Jon rescue hundreds of people – and pets – from a building hit by an unnatural disaster. A young superhuman at the scene denies all knowledge of causing the building to fall, but her costume rather unsubtly hints that she was involved. Jon is called away by new pal […]

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The Flash #774 review

It’s a special day for Wally West. He’s taking Irey to a Daddy-Daughter dance. Before they arrive at the teeny speedster’s school, though, they have to negotiate an unusual traffic problem. ‘MUAHAHAHAH!’ Yes, this is not a man reluctant to lean into the villainous persona. His name is Dr Nightmare. Well, not really, but he’s […]

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Aquaman: The Becoming #1 review

We begin on Apokolips. The forces of Darkseid are attacking and only Jackson Hyde can save the day Allegedly. It’s a training exercise Aquaman has set up for Aqualad in an Atlantean grotto. But Jackson does have a mission – step up while Arthur takes care of business elsewhere. Back on land, Jackson is meeting […]

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Fantastic Four #35 review

I love a good anniversary issue. Anyway, Fantastic Four #35 – ‘legacy number’ #680 – came out this week, later than planned. Which is ironic, as a tale featuring time travelling villain Kang the Conqueror should always make the deadline. Written to mark the 60th anniversary of Fantastic Four #1, it involves a competition organised […]

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Justice League #67 review

And once again we have a cover that seems to belong to a different month. Nowhere in this issue do Black Canary and Green Arrow fight a gang of Deathstroke cosplayers. They show up at the end, but meet only Lois Lane’s supposed brother, who we now learn goes by the rather hilarious ‘Leonardo Lane’, […]

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Suicide Squad 2021 Annual #1 review

We open in the past, with Task Force X field leader Rick Flag Jr leading his team of super-villains and compromised heroes on a mission. One of the newest is understandably nervous. Project leader Amanda Waller berates Flagg for his ideals. Years later… Waller has had enough of Flagg questioning her decisions. She’s thrown him […]

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Black Manta #1 review

When is a spin-off not a spin-off? When there’s no mother book. Along with Ocean Master, Black Manta is Aquaman’s most famous opponent, and here he is with a six-issue mini-series. Black Manta’s son, Aqualad, is also getting a limited run. Meanwhile, the Sea King, who has a blockbuster movie sequel coming, hasn’t had so […]

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