The New 52: Future’s End #0 review

It’s 2049 and Earth is overrun by the robotic hordes of Brother Eye, the human populace in chains. A few heroes remain free, working to down the satellite controlling the super-heroes turned by having the ‘eye-seed’ planted within them. Batman, who bears some responsibility for the situation, takes one last, desperate throw of the dice […]

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Justice League #27 review

Of all the Geoff Johns comics in the world, this may be the Geoff Johnsiest.  Old hero gets a scrub-up? Check.  Big storyline treads water? Check.  A secret room has a secret room? Check.  Old-time supervillain is the voice of reason. Check.  Props from previous comics continuity show up in the background? Check.  Characters created […]

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Action Comics #24 review

The Psi War storyline began in the Superman series a few months back and it’s now spilled over into Action Comics. Duelling mentalists Hector Hammond and the Hive Queen have been taken down by a new player, the Psycho Pirate. Hector is unconscious but as for the Queen, she’s exploded into ‘psionic goo’. Meanwhile, Lois […]

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Superman #23 review

Metropolis stands revealed as the haunt of powerful psychics, known as The Twenty, once-ordinary people seeded with mind-mangling power by the alien conqueror Brainiac. One of them, the HIVE Queen, has Superman in her power. She’s drowning him in sticky mental energy stolen from the citizens, a kind of psychic honey. Her taunts spur Superman […]

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Team Seven #0 review

It’s the DC Universe of five years ago. World governments are noting the emergence of superheroes and villains, and have identified the metagene that means more are coming. Believing a superhuman arms race has begun, they put together Team Seven from a motley bunch of agents and outsiders. This debut issue quickly finds a formula […]

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Superman 11 review

How’s that for a cover line? I’m down to learn the ‘secrets of the suit’. Why does the invulnerable Superman wear an armoured union suit? We know, courtesy of Action Comics, that it has morphing abilities, can take on different looks, but that’s an aspect we’ve not seen Superman actively use. So what else can […]

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Superman #9 review

Superman rescues a Russian submarine in trouble under the Bering Strait, but rather than receiving thanks he’s sent packing by the commander. It seems the heavily lead-lined craft is hiding something. Meanwhile in Metropolis, it’s TV producer Lois Lane who’s sending someone packing – blogger Victor Barnes, who claims to have proof that Superman ‘walks […]

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