Justice League 3001 If you’ve not been reading Justice League 3000, here’s a nifty chance to see what the book offers – a new twist on the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes with a splendid mix of laughs and conflict. But behind the fireworks JM DeMatteis emotionally layers his future versions of Wonder Woman, Batman and the rest […]Read More DC Sneak Peeks reviewed – Justice League 3001, Dr Fate, Bat-Mite, Bizarro, Deathstroke, Green Lantern: The Lost Army, Aquaman, Action Comics, Gotham By Midnight, Lobo
And finally, DC announces the post-Flashpoint Superman Family titles, and it’s another mixed bag. Let’s take a look and then I’ll get back to some actual reviews on this so-called review blog. Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales This September, New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) joins with sensational […]Read More Superman, Superboy and Supergirl – up, up and, er ….
There was outrage in sections of the US media recently as a story in Action Comics #900 saw Superman renounce US citizenship. Comic readers knew that as a standalone short in an anniversary issue, David Goyer’s tale would likely never be followed up on. And here we are just a month later, with President Obama making a personal […]Read More Action Comics #901 review
I’m almost ashamed to say it, but I’m proud of Lex Luthor. Yes, he’s a scumbag with no reverence for any individual life other than his own, but he’s our scumbag. A regular human, no super abilities but able to take on, and beat, beings of immense power. And that’s what he does this issue, […]Read More Action Comics #899 review
Lex Luthor leers monstrously from David Finch and Peter Steigerwald’s striking DC Icons cover, but it’s the Joker who steals the show this issue. The story sees Lex track down a Black Lantern sphere to the Joker’s cell in Arkham Asylum and try to prise out of him whatever he knows. Which turns out to […]Read More Action Comics #897 review
It’s going pretty well so far, family well, turkey cooking, the priest told a good joke at church, nice pressies I don’t deserve … One such was The Art of Vintage DC Comics Featuring 100 Postcards from Chronicle Books. And among the timeless gems was the above image by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. I […]Read More Christmas #46 review
Two tales from the early years of Lex Luthor, one Earth-bound but looking to the stars, the other taking us to another world, one that may eventually rule Earth. Two tales, and three father figures for the man who murdered his own father. The opening story, ‘Father Box’, shows us Lex’s first day in Metropolis, soon after […]Read More Action Comics Annual #13 review