Wonder Woman #0 review

For Wonder Woman readers, DC’s Zero Month means a trip back to Diana’s childhood, and harsh lessons from an Olympian. The story opens with the 12-year-old princess of Themyscira stealing a harpy’s egg to make her birthday cake. She hands the egg to her mother, because on Paradise Island, says Hippolyta, ‘you need to present […]

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Animal Man Annual #1

Socks the cat, former avatar of the Red, tells Animal Man’s daughter Maxine of an early attempt by the Rot to rule all. More than a century earlier in Canada, a Swamp Thing and an Animal Man fought back the forces that devastated their community, but the Rot promised it would return. Which it did, […]

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Wonder Woman #6 review

In which Wonder Woman and newly discovered semi-sibling Lennox sort out the tussle for Olympus between claimants Hades and Poseidon by, er … … to be honest, I don’t really know. I know what I see, but not how the moments shown work together to tell the story. Diana, Lennox and pals Hermes and Zola […]

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My Greatest Adventure #1 review

Last year DC gave us the Weird Worlds anthology, six issues of great-looking, flighty fun. Here’s the sequel, with two of the three stars of that book back, while the irritating Lobo is, happily, gone. The first returnee is Garbage Man, the Swamp Man-Thing creation of artist-writer Aaron Lopresti (who provides this issue’s lovely cover). […]

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Wonder Woman #1 review

Gods walk the Earth. In Singapore, one creates oracles in a bid to discern his father’s moves and moods. In Virginia, another slaughters horses to produce murderous centaurs. Nearby, a third defends the mortal target of the transformed beasts. And in London, Diana sleeps. But not for long, as a mystical object transports Zola, the centaurs’ prey, to her […]

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Demon Knights #1 review

I’ve seen tons of riffs on the Fall of Camelot, I guess we all have. But Demon Knights begins with a fresh look at the moment that the dead Arthur is wafted away to Paradise, as one of the book’s soon-to-be-stars breaks out of her assigned role with style, and maybe just a smattering of […]

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Detective Comics #1 review

Wow. The last time I read a Batman story by Tony S Daniel I was underwhelmed. After Detective Comics #1, I’m thoroughly whelmed. I may just throw a parade. But first, there’s a review to be done. This is the first solo outing of the present day Batman in the New DC Universe, but we’re […]

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Emperor Aquaman #2 review

Considered in isolation, this issue’s cover –  a blood-spattered Mera – is DC going over the top. Remember what was on a variant for Flashpoint #2, though, and the company seems a model of restraint. Is it only longtime fans like me who don’t think the promise of bloody violence should be used to sell a comic […]

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Emperor Aquaman #1 review

Aquaman wades into the Flashpoint event with one of the strongest offerings yet. Possibly the strongest. Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes’ cover shows Emperor Aquaman against the remains of Paris, but it’s another European capital that feels the weight of the war between Atlantis and Themiscyra in this compelling first issue. The book opens with […]

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