Action Comics #38 review

I’ve read Superman stories stories previously that dipped their toe into the horror waters. There was that time he met Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster. The business with Batman and vampires. A ghost at the Tower of London. But this, this is something different. It’s proper nailbiting, disturbing horror as the ‘Smallvillains’ storyline continues with Superman […]

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Wonder Woman #37 review

The Amazons are facing increasingly frequent attacks by man-eating metal birds of prey, attracted to Paradise Island looking for their commander, the God of War, and these days, that’s Wonder Woman. Diana has been missing the attacks, due to her preoccupation with Man’s World. As the latest assault occurs, she’s sparring with boyfriend Superman and rebuffing […]

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Supergirl #36 review

Having recently decided to make the best of life on Earth, Kara is making real efforts to integrate. She’s taken a job in a coffee shop, doing her own laundry, getting the shopping and basically trying to fit in. A tough day at work – why are coffee steamers sooo delicate? – isn’t helped when […]

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Bodies #1 review

Four detectives. Four time periods. Four bodies.Or is it only one body, appearing at different points in the same London street – 1890, 1940, 2014 and 2050? That’s the high concept in Si Spencer’s new Vertigo series, but it’s not the only reason to check it out. Each vignette features authentic dialogue that will delight […]

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Batman #33 review

As the Zero Year storyline concludes, Batman is finally face to face with the Riddler, but it’s Edward Nygma who has the upper hand. The Riddler has a proposition – if Batman correctly answers 12 riddles, a dozen weather balloons won’t rain death down on Gotham’s citizens.  Even if Batman succeeds, the city isn’t safe […]

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Justice League #31 review

Last issue ended with Lex Luthor pitching up at Wayne Manor, ready to tell Bruce Wayne he knows his other identity, and would he please back his bid for Justice League membership? That leads into a satisfying scene this issue as Bruce denies all and Alfred provides surprising – to Luthor, anyway – back-up.  Justice […]

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Batman Eternal #11 review

Well, that was unexpected.  After ten issues of typically intense Gotham action and character work, Batman Eternal takes a decidedly comic turn. And it works brilliantly. All credit to writer Tim Seeley and artist Ian Bertram for a story that reads and looks like nothing else in the Batman universe.   Oh sure, its use […]

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