New Avengers #5 review

It’s the year 20XX and the Avengers are in trouble. Those who aren’t dead, that is. Reality warping member Demiurge – nee Wiccan, nee Asgardian – is possessed by the wizard Moridun and killing his friends as a warm-up for the end of the world. Survivors Marvel Woman, Iron Mariner, King Hulk, Collapsar and Captain […]

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Justice League of America #1 review

Clark Kent is invited to an event by the Infinity Corporation in New York, a group he’s never heard of but one which evidently knows he’s Superman. There, scientist Vincent and colleague Alexis present him with a horrific sight – multiple versions of himself, all dead. Vincent is frustratingly obtuse with the information he gives […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man #1 review

It took six issues for the mainstream Marvel Universe to cobble together an African American Nick Fury to match movie version Samuel L Jackson. So how long to make white super-villain Electro darker skinned in the hope that (drunk) Amazing Spider-Man 2 fans will think they’re looking at Jamie Foxx? From this … … to […]

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Moon Knight #1 review

I never bothered with the last series of Moon Knight after the first few issues; the idea of Marc Spector as a man with deep mental health issues ran out of steam fast. Warren Ellis was apparently unimpressed too, as he’s distancing Moon Knight from the schizophrenia business. He’s not just ignoring it, though – […]

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Hawkeye #7 review

What can a guy who shoots arrows do against a cataclysmic storm? Very little, as Hawkeye admits in this rush-release issue set against last October’s Superstorm Sandy. Clint Barton, though, can do his bit, helping neighbour Grills get his father out of his Rockaway Beach home and to safety. And junior Hawkeye Kate Bishop gets […]

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The Superior Spider-Man #1 review

So here’s the Superior Spider-Man – Dr Otto Octavius enjoying an indefinite residency in Peter Parker’s body. He has himself a fine old time this issue, taking on the latest version of the Sinister Six, taking Mary Jane Watson out for a meal, inventing like crazy … … of course, he is crazy. Crazy to […]

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Hawkeye #1 review

What does an Avenger do when he’s not saving the universe? If you’re Hawkeye you try to help your neighbours escape the clutches of a Russian ruffian. And get a dog. This is a simple tale, but one skilfully and stylishly told. While Clint Barton references his Avengers status, he’s in civvies throughout, and there’s […]

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