Batman: The Red Death #1 review

Nothing makes a DC event seem more like a DC event than a shot of infinite earths.  The one that opens this first spin-off from the Dark Nights: Metal storyline is a little different to the norm. The dark multiverse looks like a series of rotting conkers. It’s an arresting image, and the rest of […]

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The Flash #14 review

Things have changed in Central City. The Rogues who bedevilled the Flash for years have teamed up with him a few times recently to save the people from bigger threats. They’ve been pardoned, and vanished from the scene. New supervillains have emerged hoping to inherit their reputations.  So far, they’ve been more of a nuisance than […]

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The Flash #9 review

As the cover homage to the legendary Flash #123 makes clear, this issue is a tale of two Wally Wests. There’s the first Wally, who went from Kid Flash to Flash, and the younger Wally, the new Kid Flash So far as Wally Jr is concerned, mind, he’s the original, reality tinkering by persons unknown […]

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The Flash #1 review

Barry Allen and police officer pal August Heart are in the crime lab, talking about a very personal case – not the murder of Barry’s mother but the killing of August’s brother. The police scientist has agreed to take a new look at evidence in the case, and August leaves, relieved. Then something else arrives […]

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Flash: Rebirth #1 review

There’s been a murder. A woman in the Central City suburbs is dead and her husband is in the frame. It’s all too familiar to police scientist Barry Allen, whose own dad sat in jail for years, framed for the killing of his wife Norah, Barry’s mother.  Barry finds it hard to to concentrate on […]

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We Are Robin #7 review

The Gotham authorities have cracked down on the We are Robin kids, locking several up in a new, decidedly dodgy, prison facility. Alongside them is current official boy wonder Damian Wayne and below, ordered by the Court of Owls to fight to the death, Robin graduates Red Hood and Red Robin.  Elsewhere, original model Dick […]

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All-New X-Factor #1 review

Never mind All-New X-Factor, Marvel should be calling this Brand-New X-Factor because it’s all about the brand. And that brand is Serval Industries, whose sponsorship message is on the cover and pervades the interior. You may have noticed the corporation’s logo lately in such books as Mighty Avengers, and here we find out what they’re […]

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