Uncanny Avengers #5 review

The promise of the Wasp back on an Avengers team put this book straight to the top of my reading list. Comic-book-killed in some crossover awhile back, she returned last year, and here she is – strain and on John Cassaday’s cover you can see Jan perched on Cap’s bath mat – flanked by fellow […]

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Uncanny Avengers #1 review

With the Avengers/X-Men war over, Captain America begins putting a new team together. His first potential recruit, Havok, proves useful when Avalanche attacks New York City, declaring that the mutants are back. Lives are saved but Avalanche, whose brain is operated on by an unseen figure at the start of the issue, escapes. At the […]

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Secret Avengers #20 review

Now here’s a real time twister. Black Widow stars in a done-in-one story that spans seconds, weeks and decades, depending on your perspective. Natasha Romanov’s perspective is that she’s going to undo the killings of Steve Rogers, War Machine and Sharon Carter after an assault on the Shadow Council goes wrong. The obvious thing to […]

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Superman #714 review

Thank you! Thank you Chris Roberson for ending the Grounded storyline in such a way as to leave Superman with a great big smile on his face. Lisa Jennings, the teacher who’s been shadowing Superman on his trip across America, finally makes herself known, endangering Lois to get his attention. Bad move. Superman’s in no […]

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Superman #708 review

At the end of last issue a group of strange visitors calling themselves the Superman Squad interrupted Superman’s walk across America and offered to explain why he’s lost faith in his ideals. This issue, they do just that, in a story beginning in the Fortress of Solidarity, and ending in Nebraska. And Superman teams up with […]

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Superman #707 review

Superman’s S is one of the most-recognisable symbols in the world. Eight months into ‘Grounded’ and I suggest swapping it for a Z, as in Zzzzzz. For this really is the most tedious of tales. I bought this month’s issue to give new scripter Chris Roberson a chance to impress, but while there is a twist, […]

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Superman #706 review

As J Michael Straczynski walks away from the less-than-popular ‘Grounded’ storyline, Superman gets its second fill-in in three issues, which is rather pathetic. Still, as a fan of the Daily Planet staff, an issue checking in with them doesn’t sound like the worst thing ever. And it isn’t. Not quite. As with the Lois-centred #705, […]

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