Teen Titans #100 review

It’s the fight no one demanded, Superboy Prime vs the Teen Titans. Time and time again Prime has been defeated, placed in an ‘ultimate prison’, depowered, whatever … but he keeps coming back. DC writers just love him, with this month’s fan being JT Krul. He’s allied Prime with a Legion of Doom comprising villainous […]

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Wonder Girl #1 review

Ah, simplicity, I love you. Over in Wonder Woman there’s continuity crushing and confusion aplenty as a tweaked Diana searches for the truths of her life over the course of 12 issues or more. In this one-shot, Wonder Girl visits her mother at an archaelogical conference in London and foils a heist by mud-morpher Lady Zand, with […]

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Teen Titans #88 review

I don’t know how many times I’ve dropped this book, but here we go again – new creative team, new day. So hello to writer JT Krul, penciller Nicola Scott and inker Doug Hazlewood. A few members have departed since last I read this book – nasty Bombshell, lovely Aquagirl – but the rest of […]

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Secret Six 6 review

One of DC’s most consistently entertaining series, Secret Six delivers once more this month. Yes, the storyline around the ‘Get out of Hell free’ card storyline begun in issue 1 shows no signs of wrapping, but neither is there evidence of flagging. As a maguffin to motivate action and character dynamics, the card is first-rate. […]

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Secret Six 5 review

Another month, another issue of one of DC’s most consistent books. I was afraid the company’s Faces of Evil linewide stunt would derail the ongoing Get Out of Hell Free card storyline, but all it means is a Deadshot solo cover by Andrew Robinson, along with his narrative PoV. It doesn’t tell me anything I […]

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Secret Six 3

‘Unhinged’ continues with our villains united against a bunch of rival baddies out to get the mysterious card for the enigmatic Junior. Along the way we hear something of how the Tarantula came by said maguffin, and get our first glimpse of the newest member. Said newest member is one Jeanette, and she looks like […]

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Secret Six 1 review

After successful Villains United and Secret Six mini-series Gail Simone’s villain team get an ongoing. Regulars Scandal, Ragdoll, Catman and Deadshot are back, joined by Bane and with a new member due soon. The issue opens in a gay club where nicely dressed brotherly thugs escort an associate into a room where lurks the mysterious […]

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Birds of Prey 119 review

This issue sees the return of Black Canary to the book, after she was dragged away by the JLA and Green Arrow editorial offices and stripped of the dimensions she’d gained under writers Chuck Dixon and Gail Simone. It’s a temporary, yet triumphant, return, with a nice cover appearance – courtesy of Stephane Roux – […]

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