Extraordinary X-Men #1 review

The Secret Wars are over, the Terrigen Mists are sterilising mutants, Cyclops has done something terrible, everybody hates muties… considering this is meant to be All New, All Different Marvel, it’s surprising how Same Old, Same Old it feels.  A new X-Men title should be an event, but it seems little but the details have […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man #1 review

It took six issues for the mainstream Marvel Universe to cobble together an African American Nick Fury to match movie version Samuel L Jackson. So how long to make white super-villain Electro darker skinned in the hope that (drunk) Amazing Spider-Man 2 fans will think they’re looking at Jamie Foxx? From this … … to […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #699 review

As I said in my review of last issue, we never did see Dr Octopus’ body flatline, so it’s no shock that this issue opens with medics on The Raft super-villain prison fighting to save him. But remember, the ‘him’ is Peter Parker, his mind swapped with that of Otto Octavius. So even as the […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #692 review

I’ve been away from Amazing Spider-Man for a few months – too many extended storylines, new costumes, the $3.99 price point … but I do like an anniversary issue, and this one marks 50 years since Amazing Fantasy #15 saw Peter Parker gain his powers. I like the main figure of Spidey on Humberto Ramos’s […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #648 review

It’s the new Spider-Man era, same as the old Spider-Man era … which is fine by me. Brand New Day gave us the most consistently high-quality run of Spidey stories in a decade, and the latest sequence, tagged Big Time, looks set to continue in a similar vein. That’s similar, not the same, for the […]

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