Blue Beetle #4 review

It’s the origin of the Blue Beetle. Again. Jaime Reyes debuted in 2006 and came into possession of an alien scarab – and vice versa – when he stumbled across it in a back lot. In 2011, after the Flashpoint event, Jaime found the power-giving parasite in a backpack. Now, in the DC Rebirth era, […]

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Blue Beetle #1 review

Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes is having recurring nightmares. He’s in Egypt and Dr Fate is fighting a giant Blue Beetle. What could it mean? Pal Brenda isn’t much use, she’s too busy thinking of her next snarky line.  Their chum Paco, meanwhile, is interested in Career Day at school, and who should be a guest […]

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Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1 review

It’s a typical day in El Paso, Texas. Teenager Jaime Reyes has said goodbye to his family and is walking to school with bickering pals Brenda and Paco when scientist Ted Kord calls him and says super-villains have attacked the local coffee house. Bad guys Rack and Ruin don’t want to hurt anyone, particularly, but […]

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Legends of Tomorrow #6 review

It’s the final issue of Legends of Tomorrow and I’m happy to say the book goes out on a high. In order of appearance… The encounter between Firestorm and Multiplex concludes, with Martin and Ronnie forming the superhero and Jason equally awesome in his advisory role. The struggle to stop Multiplex wrecking reality with his quantum tinkering […]

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Scooby Apocalypse #1 review

In Paris, a bespectacled young woman releases something sinister into the air. One year later, at the Blazing Man alternate culture festival, a TV reporter and her cameraman are looking for a way to boost ratings. Nearby, a shaggy young man and his massive Great Dane are taking a walk, and if said walk leads […]

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Justice League 3001 #12 review

The Justice League are fighting Eclipso and his Legion of Doom in a desperate bid to take back the universe from Lady Styx. Moments from the excellently choreographed battle alternate with key vignettes showing the relationship between twins Terri and Terry Magnus. We see how, little by little, the League is ditching the dysfunctional to […]

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Legends of Tomorrow #3 review

Now here’s a treat, the third issue of DC’s 80pp giant collection of mini-series only a couple of weeks since the last one. I suppose the publisher wants to clear the decks for all the DC Rebirth titles; whatever the case, I’m delighted because this anthology book, with its mix of old characters and new […]

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