Dark Nights: Metal #1 review

Well, Scott Snyder promised us a big, bonkers summer blockbuster of a comic and that seems to be exactly what we’re getting with Dark Nights: Metal. It begins with the Justice League forced to fight for the entertainment of Mongul and his hordes… … continues with the revelation of the identity of the new Lady […]

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Batman #51 review

Gotham is…  The elliptical phrase is an invitation to readers of the Gotham Gazette to sum up the city in just a few words. We hear several responses in this issue marking the end of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s extraordinary Batman run. They’ve given us a series with plenty of cataclysmic events, so when the […]

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Batman #48 review

Gotham City is becoming Bloom County. Twisted plant villain Mr Bloom is taking over the streets, having captured Jim Gordon’s Batman. And across the city, Bruce Wayne’s calm moment on his favourite park bench has been interrupted by a stranger. A stranger who looks like the Joker. And talks like the Joker.  Writer Scott Snyder doesn’t […]

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Batman #43 review

New villain Mr Bloom is front and centre this month as replacement Batman Jim Gordon investigates the plant patches that have been bringing street thugs super-powers… and death. Their maker meets Gotham gang boss the Penguin to talk about his business, and things don’t go well for either party.  Elsewhere, Batman is confronted by local […]

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Batman #42 review

Just massively entertaining. That’s what this second outing for Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s new Batman is. It’s hard to remember that I don’t like the idea of a RoBatman when the reality is so much fun.  This issue features a new Batmobile, a Bat-app, good advice from Maggie Sawyer and Julia Pennyworth, a fresh […]

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Batman #41 review

Robobat-Bunny. Scott Snyder gets that one out of the way pretty quickly as his script sets up Jim Gordon as the new Batman. Jim himself uses the phrase when he first sees the tech-suit built by cuddly corporation Powers International. He’s dubious about taking on the role when there are lots of keen, fit, smart […]

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Batman #38 review

Batman isn’t quite at his wits’ end dealing with the latest attack on Gotham by the Joker, but for once he doesn’t have a plan. In Endgame’s fourth chapter, the Clown Prince of Crime’s madness virus is claiming more and more victims, and if a cure isn’t found, death is the end.  It seems death […]

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