Uncanny Avengers #26 review

The Secret Empire having been crushed, the Unity team of Avengers and X-Men would like to catch a breath, but there’s tension in the air. Wanda, the Scarlet Witch, had been possessed by the Demon Chthon – not for the first time – and fought on the side of an evil Captain America. Her brother […]

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Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 review

One of my favourite comics of the Seventies and early Eighties, Master of Kung Fu featured Shang Chi, son of Fu Manchu, in psychologically complex, ornately drawn yarns.  Since then Marvel has lost the rights to use Sax Rohmer’s villain and original characters, but Shang Chi, being a creation of Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin, […]

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Fantastic Four #1 review

Welcome to volume 427 of the Fantastic Four. Bring a teddy bear. Because you’ll need something to cuddle in order to get through this miserable first issue from James Robinson, Leonard Kirk and Karl Kesel. Three of my favourite talents in comics and I wish they’d all taken the week off. I didn’t think ‘Fall […]

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Herc #1 review

How do you hobble a demi-god? Marvel manages it by slapping this first issue with a whopping $3.99 price tag. Yes, there are eight pages in the back recapping Hercules’ long comics career, but none of it is necessary to enjoy Herc #1. Everything a reader needs is on the opening page – the legendary […]

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