Spider-Woman #1 review

When this series relaunched with #5 a few months ago – yes, I see the #1 on the front, but this is Marvel – I appreciated the craft, but the hipster Marvelousness of it all meant it wasn’t for me. I like my Spiderwoman creepy, something she hasn’t been since about 1980.  Still, I’m always […]

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Spider-Woman #5 review

It’s her fifth issue, but really, this may as well be Spider-Woman #1, with Jessica Drew having left behind the Spider-Verse shenanigans of earlier issues to embrace a new direction in a new costume.  She’s quit the Avengers and severed her SHIELD links in the hope of helping ordinary folk while living a pleasantly mundane […]

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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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Daredevil #1 review

Or Daredevil Vol 3, #37. I’m delighted that writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee are still handling Matt Murdock, but less than thrilled that a Marvel Now relaunch has provided the opportunity to bump up the price to – forget that measly cent – $4. Yes, this is undoubtedly one of the best superhero […]

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Fantastic Four Annual #33 review

Babysitting the Baxter Building while the Invisible Woman and Mr Fantastic holiday with the kids, the Thing and Human Torch become embroiled in a time travelling, dimension spanning tale guest starring Dr Strange. Also sharing the spotlight is Vincent, the most mysterious member of the Clan Destine, a genie/human hybrid family who prefer to enjoy […]

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Daredevil #2 review

Daredevil is back from temporary exile and Captain America wants him to answer for the Shadowland incident, in which DD set himself up as a ninja overlord. Daredevil was possessed by a rare devil at the time, and would rather forget the whole thing. After a fight, Cap agrees to give his old mucker DD […]

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