Dark Days: The Casting #1 review

One of the big keynotes of the DC Universe is legacy – heroes and villains constantly reborn, either literally, like Hawkman, or figuratively, like the Flash. Something less talked about, but for me a big part of the appeal of the line, is scope, and that’s what this comic has in spades. So what does […]

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All-Star Batman #2 review

Batman is riding the train. And so is Two-Face. And Killer Croc. And King Shark and oodles more baddies, some Bat-specific, others less so. Harvey Dent is running the show and Batman is the star attraction as villains vie to kill him in exchange for a big bounty.  Batman, though, is prepared for a fight, […]

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All Star Batman #1 review

Batman and Two-Face are on a road trip. In the Batplane. Batman’s trying to take Two-Face somewhere to end the menace of the coin-flipping maniac once and for all.  That’s Good Two-Face. Bad Two-Face, meanwhile, has put the word out that if Batman succeeds, he’ll release all his blackmail material into the world – and […]

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Batman #51 review

Gotham is…  The elliptical phrase is an invitation to readers of the Gotham Gazette to sum up the city in just a few words. We hear several responses in this issue marking the end of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s extraordinary Batman run. They’ve given us a series with plenty of cataclysmic events, so when the […]

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Batman #48 review

Gotham City is becoming Bloom County. Twisted plant villain Mr Bloom is taking over the streets, having captured Jim Gordon’s Batman. And across the city, Bruce Wayne’s calm moment on his favourite park bench has been interrupted by a stranger. A stranger who looks like the Joker. And talks like the Joker.  Writer Scott Snyder doesn’t […]

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Batman #43 review

New villain Mr Bloom is front and centre this month as replacement Batman Jim Gordon investigates the plant patches that have been bringing street thugs super-powers… and death. Their maker meets Gotham gang boss the Penguin to talk about his business, and things don’t go well for either party.  Elsewhere, Batman is confronted by local […]

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Batman/Superman #22 review

Superman is in Gotham on the trail of tech that could kill him. New Batman Jim Gordon wants to arrest the newly outed Clark Kent, insisting that he can’t be trusted. Lucius Fox’s energy research lab has been targeted by tech raiders. And an old enemy of Superman shows up to scratch a grudge.  And […]

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