Batgirl #1 review

Barbara Gordon has had a heck of a time of late, what with supervillain vendettas, setting up a new energy company and trying to find time for romance. Given an opportunity to catch a breath, and with money no problem, most of us would grab our other half and take off on a nice holiday. […]

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Convergence: Blue Beetle #2

Telos has decreed that Earth 4’s Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and the Question battle the post-Zero Hour Legion of Super-Heroes. The LSH appear over Hub City, a couple of dozen of them compared to the three resident heroes, only one of whom has actual super-powers. Legion leader Cosmic Boy seems ready to talk things out, […]

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Arkham Manor #1 review

Arkham Asylum is no more, blown to smithereens. The authorities need to store the inmates somewhere while rebuilding goes on, but the citizenry aren’t thrilled by the immediate solution, a sports stadium in the heart of the city.The mayor looks at the options, out-of-the-way buildings that can be made secure enough for the worst Gotham […]

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Gotham Academy #1 review

It’s the first day of term for Mia ‘Maps’ Mizoguchi and second-year scholarship student Olive Silverlock is assigned to show her around posh boarding school Gotham Academy. Olive has been dating Maps’ big brother and fellow pupil Kyle and is trying to break up with him; something happened over the summer, apparently involving her mother, […]

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American Vampire: Second Cycle #1

Scott Snyder curates a caveful of flying critters in Batman, but I’ve missed his take on the vampire kind of bat since his collaboration with Rafael Albuquerque went on hiatus. So it’s good to see volume two of American Vampire, their 20th century-spanning horror serial, kick off.The narrative has moved up in time to the 1960s, where […]

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Supergirl #22 review

Last issue, Supergirl fled into deep space, having accepted the idea that Kryptonite poisoning was going to kill her. Enticed to the world of I’noxia, she found a place that could be reshaped by her memories. Then she met a horrific figure, someone who looked like her cousin, but with limbs replaced by sinister technology. […]

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Supergirl #21 review

The image that opens this issue’s story, Be Careful What You Wish For, is an arresting one – Supergirl on a space motorcycle. She’s borrowed it – well, nicked it, actually – from super-scientist Dr Veritas to answer a deep space distress call. It isn’t said, but presumably it allows her to save her yellow […]

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