Aquaman #49 review

Remember fun, Arthur asks Mera?  I do, and it’s back with Aquaman #49, the first issue written by Dan Abnett. The story alternates scenes of Arthur and Mera talking about their future, with rather unnerving vignettes across the US.   The conversation is split over a few days, beginning with the couple enjoying a breather […]

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Avengers Vs X-Men #12 review

And so it goes. Another Marvel event ends, this one with several bangs and the odd whimper. The bangs, you’ll be unsurprised to hear, come as the Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers join forces to attack Cyclops. He’s turned Dark Phoenix and is popping up across the globe to rain fire from the sky, cause […]

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Action Comics #6 review

It says Action Comics on the cover, but we’re firmly in All-Star Superman territory here, as Grant Morrison dips into his bag of high concepts. In doing so, and with the aid of artists Andy Kubert and John Dell, he gives us the best issue of this comic since the DC New 52 relaunch. A […]

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Huntress #1 review

The Huntress is in Naples, out to stop a shipment of drugs reaching Gotham. It turns out the contraband on a boat isn’t just illegal substances, it’s women. After fighting her way past some goons she gets the ladies out and blows up the boat. While the local crime boss takes out his unhappiness on […]

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Superman #710 review

It’s been obvious for a few months that Chris Roberson knows how to write Superman. He’s been subtly, sharply, shifting the focus of Superman’s personality back to the heroic guy he’s always been, prior to J Michael Straczynski’s Grounded storyline. Now we see that he gets Batman too, as Bruce Wayne catches up with Superman in […]

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Giant-Size Atom #1 review

And that has to be the best use of a ‘Giant-Size’ tag since the infamous ‘Giant-Size Man-Thing’. The Atom even gets to be a giant here, well, relatively, in one of several coups de science Ray Palmer comes up with as he battles evil boffins The Colony. Before he was so rudely interrupted, by being […]

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