Superman # 28 review

The Kent family conclude their Independence Day trip around US heritage sites, giving and learning lessons and, finally, attempting to help a very patriotic family.  Specifically, they’re in Washington DC, starting with a trip to the Capitol Building, where the value of protests is noted.  Then it’s a visit to the Second World War Memorial, for […]

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Superman #27 review

Back in the Seventies a sequence in DC’s Shazam comic had Billy Batson and Uncle Dudley travel the US in a motor home. Along the way they gave the readers history lessons. Sounds corny? It was, a little; it was also wonderful, as DC threw in a little book learning alongside the superheroics. And you […]

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Aquaman #19 review

A few issues ago Aquaman fought the Aquamarines, human-sealife hybrids sent by the US military when Atlantis and the States were at odds. That misunderstanding was ironed out, but not before some heavy casualties. So when the leader of the Aquamarines asks Aquaman for help, Mera is understandably iffy.  Major Rhonda Ricoh wants Aquaman’s help […]

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Aquaman #11 review

Aquaman is in bad shape. A battle with Shaggy Man has left him looking like Two-Face in scale-mail.  The good that’s come out of the situation, though, is that once again the world is recognising that he’s not an enemy of the US, but a hero. Which doesn’t please Black Manta, whose hostile takeover of […]

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Aquaman #4 review

Arthur has allowed himself to be taken into custody by the US Government after apparent attacks by Atlantis on the surface world. Mera is in the White House, trying to be patient as the President fails to show up to talk to her. Tula is in Atlantis, finding that being regent in the absence of […]

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Aquaman Rebirth #1 review

Members of an Atlantean terror cell are making their way to the United States, determined to destroy a city. The Deluge have no real grudge with the surface dwellers, they simply resent that their king, Aquaman, cares as much about the people of dry land as he does those beneath the waves. With back-up from […]

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DC Universe Rebirth #1 review

My name is Martin Gray. I’m the fastest blogger alive. Well, usually. An 80-page giant containing 62 pages of story takes a little longer to review than you average 32pp book. And DC Rebirth has so much story, so much to chew over.  The headline, of course, is that this comic by writer Geoff Johns […]

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Batgirl Annual #3 review

Now there’s a cover that teases. The first meeting of Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson since he was supposedly killed by Lex Luthor and went undercover with the super-secret Spyral organisation. Dick is in Gotham with partner Helena Bertinelli for some old spy guff. Kidnapped diplomats, secret weapon, blah blah. Babs is investigating the same […]

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Green Arrow #42 review

People are falling to their deaths in Seattle. From mid-air. The police and Green Arrow are baffled, with the only clues being chatter on the streets about ‘the Night Birds’, and an albino man caught on camera near the scene of one killing.  That’s a very short summation of the contents of last issue, the […]

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Martian Manhunter #1 review

Who is J’onn Jonzz? Is he a friendly Justice Leaguer? A Martian weapon of planetary destruction? A gnarled old monster who does magic tricks for food? This title from the new DC shows that he could be all three, as writer Rob Williams and penciller Eddy Barrows give us a fresh take on one of […]

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