FCBD Rom #0 review

Not Rom, Spaceknight, you may notice. It seems the designation stayed with Marvel when IDW got the comic rights to the property from Hasbro. But the basic set-up established by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Sal Buscema in 1979 remains, with a silver cyborg sent to Earth to upend a secret invasion by the name-says-it-all […]

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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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The Flash #26 review

One of my favourite stories from Wally West’s time as the fastest man alive was ‘Nobody Dies’ from his 54th issue. A great little standalone by Bill Loebs, Greg LaRocque and Jose Marzan, it features Wally leaping out of a plane after a falling stewardess, then having to work out what the heck to do […]

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X-Men Legacy #260.1 review

‘We didn’t get to be kids. But we’re gonna make damn sure they do.’ That’s Rogue, sharing her mission statement now she’s resident at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.  Listed as ‘senior staff member’, she may not have a specific role, but if this issue is anything to go by she’s set to be the […]

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Avengers Academy #21 review

It’s a new term at Avengers Academy. The Fear Itself crisis saw their interdimensional headquarters, Infinite Avengers Mansion, destroyed. One student, Veil, quit after feeling forced to kill in battle. Teachers Speedball and Justice resigned to go on a road trip. Relocating the Academy to the old Avengers West Coast Compound, headmaster Giant Man takes […]

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Avengers Academy #12 review

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=t0a74-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0785144943&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr Continuing from last issue’s Korvac mini-saga, Avengers Academy #12 sees the students become the masters. Carina, daughter of Cosmic Bigwig The Collector, places their consciousnesses in the bodies of elder counterparts from future realities. The swap should bring enough control over their abilities to allow them to defeat her estranged husband, who wants to rule […]

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Fear Itself: The Home Front #1 review

Civil War: Front Line; Secret Invasion: Front Line;  Siege: Embedded – Marvel’s gotten into the habit of publishing side series to show us how the big events affect the man – or minor hero – in the street. Or perhaps they’re intended as an illustration of the law of diminishing returns, as each has proven less enjoyable, […]

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