Superman #33 review

Metropolis is buzzing about the new hero who made the scene last issue. At the Daily Planet editorial conference, Perry White asks all the right questions: Yeah, what’s with the long hair? As for the cape, Ulysses gets one later. Sort of.Perry sets his team off to explore the story from various angles, with Lois […]

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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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Superman #32 review

And here it is, the much-hyped debut of the new Superman creative team. The wraparound cover sends the message that writer Geoff Johns and penciller John Romita Jr are out to inject energy into this book. While the image-to-image chest symbol blurring doesn’t come off, stopping after the first few Superman figures, and his calves […]

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Justice League #29 review

When DC launched in 2011 Justice League was the first title off the blocks. Now here’s the 29th issue as the rest of the original New 52 survivors are about to hit #31. That’s what being knee-deep in crossovers gets you.  Never mind, #29 is here, and with it the new Metal Men’s battle against […]

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Forever Evil #6 review

It’s the penultimate issue of Forever Evil and things are rather heating up. Batman and a bevy of super-baddies led by Lex Luthor break into the fallen JLA satellite and battle the Crime Syndicate. The kidnapped Nightwing is found and he’s in a sticky position. And the mysterious Man in the Hood stands revealed. The […]

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Justice League #27 review

Of all the Geoff Johns comics in the world, this may be the Geoff Johnsiest.  Old hero gets a scrub-up? Check.  Big storyline treads water? Check.  A secret room has a secret room? Check.  Old-time supervillain is the voice of reason. Check.  Props from previous comics continuity show up in the background? Check.  Characters created […]

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Forever Evil #3 review

In which we learn what happened to the Justice Leagues after the Trinity War, find out whether Vic Stone can survive being dumped by his cyborg parts, watch Ultraman tear through Black Adam, see Deathstorm and Power Ring take on the Rogues and view the beginnings of an anti-Crime Syndicate. As unambitious event books go, […]

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Forever Evil #1 review

The Crime Syndicate of Earth 3 are taking over the world and their first step is to set the prisoners free – the super-prisoners, anyway. They’re building up the existing Secret Society of Super-Villains as they seek not power for power’s sake – they already have immense power – but because they believe this Earth […]

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Justice League #23 review

Answers – this book has them by the bucketload. There’s the story of Secret Society organiser The Outsider. The revelation of a traitor within the Leagues. What’s been poisoning Superman. The truth behind Dr Light’s death. And best of all, the true nature of Pandora’s Box. All of which makes this issue sound like Exposition […]

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