Teen Titans #10 review

In San Francisco Bay, supervillain Black Manta tries to kill the mother of his son. But if she dies, Lucia isn’t going down easily.  While she’s been living in the heart of the US, she’s from the other-dimensional realm of Xebel, with hard water powers similar to those of its most famous daughter, Mera. The […]

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Aquaman #19 review

A few issues ago Aquaman fought the Aquamarines, human-sealife hybrids sent by the US military when Atlantis and the States were at odds. That misunderstanding was ironed out, but not before some heavy casualties. So when the leader of the Aquamarines asks Aquaman for help, Mera is understandably iffy.  Major Rhonda Ricoh wants Aquaman’s help […]

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Aquaman #17 review

The war between Atlantis and the United States is over. Aquaman is a hero to the world and he’s been invited to speak at the United Nations as a likely precursor to Atlantis being granted membership. While Mera tells Aquaman he went down well, for Arthur it wasn’t just another address.  Who’s the mysterious man […]

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Aquaman #11 review

Aquaman is in bad shape. A battle with Shaggy Man has left him looking like Two-Face in scale-mail.  The good that’s come out of the situation, though, is that once again the world is recognising that he’s not an enemy of the US, but a hero. Which doesn’t please Black Manta, whose hostile takeover of […]

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Action Comics #13 review

Linus was right. The Great Pumpkin does bring wonderful gifts at Hallowe’en. What else could explain the best issue of Action Comics this year showing up in October? ‘The Ghost in the Fortress of Solitude’ is presented as a fable for a dark, autumn night, with an omniscient narrator telling us what happened on October […]

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Astonishing X-Men #51 review

I’ve only been to one gay wedding and it was good fun – love in the air and guests dressed up to the nines. The drag here is even more awesome, as the Avengers and Alpha Flight join the X-Men for the wedding of Jean-Paul Beaubier and Kyle Jinadu. Before that, though, there’s superhero action […]

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