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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Action Comics #11 review

Believing Clark Kent has been getting in the way of his vocation as Superman, the hero has killed off his reporter alter ego and taken on a new role – Metropolis firefighter Johnny Clark. The new guy will keep his distance from colleagues, so there’s little chance of anyone guessing his secret. This issue we […]

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The Hypernaturals #1 review

The Hypernaturals are the Quantinuum’s protectors. The team has existed, with various line-ups, for 100 years, but the latest version – the 21st – has vanished on their debut mission. Can former members Bewilder and Thinkwell, and new kids Shoal and Halfshell, find them … and the billions of ordinary people they teleported across space […]

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Action Comics #8 review

Oh. My. Word. If there’s a page in this week’s comics more likely to make you jump out of your chair than the full-page shot of Superman flying towards the reader, I don’t wish to see it. Here I’ll show you … no, I’m not sure you’re ready. Get a stiff drink, bear with me […]

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Action Comics #4 review

Brainiac’s invasion of Metropolis continues, with his computer virus motivating the creation of thousands of ‘Terminauts’ across the globe. But they’re not out to terminate humans, only Superman. The other part of their mission is to preserve – read, ‘steal – Mankind’s treasures. Clark Kent, visiting an industrial plant with Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, […]

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Heroes For Hire #1 review

Marvel’s been playing variations on the heroes for hire theme ever since Avengers #77, back in the Silver Age. My favourite was the Misty Knight/Colleen Wing version of a couple of years back, which demonstrated that ‘street level’ books needn’t be mundane. I’m glad to see this latest relaunch is in part a continuation, with […]

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