Action Comics #965 review

It’s Lois Lane’s first day at the Daily Planet and she’s nervous. This isn’t the Lois who usually works at the Metropolis newspaper, it’s the Lois from the pre-Flashpoint Earth – Mrs Superman, mother of new Superboy Jon and supremely adept journalist. But to get the story she’s after, Lois must fool a team of crack […]

Read More Action Comics #965 review

Action Comics #964 review

Clark Kent has high cholesterol. Who knew? That’s the cutest surprise this issue. Well, you’d expect Superman to be burning off the fat like nobody’s business.  Then again, this Clark Kent isn’t Superman. Kryptonian tech and a psychic globe prove it as the pre-Flashpoint Superman, who’s taken over for the recently deceased New 52 version, […]

Read More Action Comics #964 review

Action Comics #963 review

The rejuvenated Action Comics begins its second storyline, kicking off from events in the previous arc. As Superman fought Doomsday, Clark Kent showed up… a second Clark Kent, one without superpowers. He’s the star of this issue, investigating possibly dodgy company Geneticron.  The story starts in media res, with Clark fleeing for his life from […]

Read More Action Comics #963 review

Action Comics #958 review

We’ve had a lot of Doomsday over the last few years, and he’s long since worn out his welcome. So having him show up at the end of the last issue’s Action Comics had me nervy. He’s a big old monster who exists only to bash people to death – not very interesting, and I’d […]

Read More Action Comics #958 review

Action Comics #957 review

In Metropolis, Special Crimes Unit boss Maggie Sawyer and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen are at the scene of a siege. No one knows what the masked men want, but a familiar symbol heralds their capture.  It’s Lex Luthor, announcing himself as replacement for the recently killed Superman – an apparently noble idea, but he can’t […]

Read More Action Comics #957 review

Superman: Lois and Clark #6 review

Everything’s coming home to roost as this mini-series heads towards its conclusion. Lois Lane has been writing books, anonymously, exposing Intergang – now the hi-tech hoods get their hands on her. Superman is heading to her rescue but is delayed by a TV company-created ‘super-villain’ who inadvertently puts the lives of hundreds of motorists at […]

Read More Superman: Lois and Clark #6 review

Superman Annual #3 review

The origin of Vandal Savage forms the backbone of this annual. Longtime DC fans know a meteor turned a caveman into the immortal villain, and that’s still the story. What’s new in this retelling is that the rock which empowered him with immortality originates in the Krypton system.  This extra-length story alternates vignettes from Savage’s […]

Read More Superman Annual #3 review

Bat-Mite #2 review

Bat-Mite has been kidnapped by Doc Trauma, a crone who’s lived more than 200 years by stealing bodies and having her brain swapped into them. Her next victim – surprisingly, she’s not keen on moving into a lunatic pixie – is the already captive Hawkman. Bat-Mite reckons the unconscious Winged Wonder is just what he […]

Read More Bat-Mite #2 review

Futures End #48 review

Looking back to my review of Free Comic Book Day offering Futures End #0, I was really looking forward to seeing where the book went after such a strong start. And the answer is, all over the place. It’s been the Lombard Street of comics, turning on a dime. There have been some great moments […]

Read More Futures End #48 review

Convergence #0 review

Trapped on an unknown world by a massive, monstrous Brainiac, with no idea why he’s been brought there, or even how long it’s been since he arrived, Superman is frustrated. Well, in his civilian life he’s a journalist, a dealer in facts. Here, his captor delights in dropping, dripping hints about his plans, refusing to […]

Read More Convergence #0 review