Young Avengers #4 review

My, this is a bright and breezy read. Yes, Young Avengers #4 revolves around evil parents trying to slay their children, but creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie unfold events so lightly that reading this is like swimming in a sumptuous superhero souffle. Interdimensional parasite Mother, accidentally summoned to Earth by inexperienced/bungling warlock Wiccan, wants […]

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Young Avengers #1 review

High above the Earth, teenage Hawkeye Kate Bishop and Kree warrior Noh-Varr fight Skrulls who’ve interrupted a perfect morning after the night before. On Earth, shapeshifter Hulking borrows another hero’s identity to foil a mugging. In a diner, god of mischief Loki feasts with no intention of paying, while well-travelled powerhouse Miss America Chavez keeps […]

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Iron Man #1 review

Tony Stark has put together a checklist of things to do. Stark Resilient is prospering with Pepper Potts in charge and he has plenty of smart people in the lab. So why not take some time and find out just what it is he believes in? Just how does a man of science see the […]

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Marvel Now! Point One #1

This oversized issue sets the scene for, or gives the flavour of, some upcoming Marvel launches. So let’s just launch into its contents. In a prelude to the Guardians of the Galaxy, we meet the future Starlord on the day young Peter Quill’s life is shattered by strange visitors. Brian Michael Bendis provides an affecting, […]

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AVX: Consequences #1 review

Avengers Vs X-Men is over and the consequences are: The Black Panther’s people don’t want help from the X-Men to rebuild Wakanda after it was razed by Namor. Cyclops is in a regular prison, his powers kept on a leash via a new inhibitor collar the Government intends to roll out now the mutant population […]

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Uncanny X-Men #18 review

Now here’s a surprise – an entirely different perspective on the fight between Cyclops and Emma Frost, and the united X-Men and Avengers, in this week’s Avengers vs X-Men #11. It turns out that as Professor Xavier confronts Scott Summers with the news that he’s invaded his mind, Scott and Emma are sharing an intimate […]

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Uncanny X-Men #5 review

This issue the Brotherhood of Evil X-Men handles a dangling plot thread from an X-Force story. Angel had become evil old Archangel again (he’d fit right in here) but Psylocke was too soft to kill him, meaning 5,000 people died in a nuclear blast. Oops. The spot where they perished is now a temporal anomaly […]

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