Avengers #3 review

In which the expanded Avengers team reaches Mars, fights world transformers Ex Nihilo, Abyss and Aleph, and a Damascene conversion occurs. Said change of heart comes courtesy of new Avenger Captain Universe. I have no idea who she is – writer Jonathan Hickman doesn’t deign to tell us here – but she has a thing […]

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New Avengers #1 review

When last we met this title, the New Avengers starred the more down-to-Earth members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. This relaunch goes entirely in another direction, with the Marvel Universe’s self-proclaimed Illuminati – prominent members of superhero teams and secret nations – taking the spotlight. Metaphorically at least. Looking at the cover, you might expect the […]

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Avengers #1 review

On Mars, a figure named Ex Nihilo is firing ‘origin bombs’ at Earth. Millions of ordinary people are being transformed into beings of the future, strange, gnarled souls. Earth’s mightiest heroes fly to the former Red Planet – suddenly it has become a verdant landscape – but are defeated by Ex Nihilo and his comrades, […]

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Avengers Vs X-Men #6 review

The Phoenix Force has touched five members of the X-Men, giving them the power to change the world. It’s a week after the end of last issue, and Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor, Magik and Colossus have spent the intervening time doing good. They’ve fed the hungry, stopped wars, ended the energy crisis and they plan […]

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Fantastic Four #605 review

Some time back, the Future Foundation kids produced a serum that allows the Thing to revert to Ben Grimm for one week every year. Suspecting a certain side effect, Reed quietly has his father, Nathaniel, use his time-jumping tech to take the two of them to the New York of 3012, 4012, 5012 and 6012. […]

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FF #12 review

Last week, in Fantastic Four #600, the Future Foundation kids teleported the Baxter Building’s upper three levels away in order to escape Annihilus’ insectoid incursion. We rejoin them as they phase onto the top of a mountain in Latveria, just as an alternate world Reed Richards, time traveller Nathaniel Richards, super-villain Dr Doom and his adopted son […]

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FF #4 review

There are few super-teams that can’t be improved by the addition of a traitor. The Avengers had one in Iron Man, thanks to Kang’s time manipulations. The JSA suffered All-American Kid, aka evil Karnevil (should have been a stunt cyclist). Heck, at times it’s seemed like the Legion of Super-Heroes’ entire raison d’être is to be infiltrated. […]

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