FCBD Civil War II review

An Inhuman predicts that the mad god Thanos is coming to Earth in search of a Cosmic Cube. The Avengers are waiting for him when he shows up at Project Pegasus. They take him down, but one Avenger is seriously hurt. And one dies.  Have you read any Marvel event since Avengers Disassembled in 2004? […]

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Archie #1 review

Teenage sweethearts Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper have broken up. Their friends contrive to get them back together … all except Jughead.  And that’s the simple, but engaging, plot of the first instalment of the Archie revamp. Writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples update the Riverdale gang, making the humour less gag and slapstick […]

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SHIELD #2 review

I enjoyed the first issue of Marvel TV tie-in SHIELD lots. I enjoyed this second instalment lots more. The opening story was sprawling, epic stuff which still found room for some nice character bits. This time it’s a much smaller-scale tale, offering plenty of room for even more great moments with its tighter cast. The […]

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SHIELD #1 review

Didn’t anyone tell Mark Waid and Carlos Pacheco that spin-off comics aren’t supposed to be more enjoyable than the parent material? But that’s what SHIELD #1 is, as it gives us a version of the TV show set in the heart of the Marvel Universe comics continuity, with no constraints on budgets or available characters. […]

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Daredevil #1 review

Or Daredevil Vol 3, #37. I’m delighted that writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee are still handling Matt Murdock, but less than thrilled that a Marvel Now relaunch has provided the opportunity to bump up the price to – forget that measly cent – $4. Yes, this is undoubtedly one of the best superhero […]

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The Fox #1 review

I’ve never read a comic featuring the Fox. A Golden Age character, he didn’t survive long back then, and revivals and updates, even with the likes of the brilliant Alex Toth involved, never saw him gain any traction. Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid give the character a 21st-century polish in a five-issue mini-series from Archie […]

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Age of Ultron Book 10 AI review

Reeling from the events of the Age of Ultron, Hank Pym looks back on his beginnings and re-embraces life as a costumed adventurer. And that’s it, really. This is a prelude to the upcoming Avengers AI series, in which Hank Pym leads a bunch of robotic types as they … well, I dunno. This comic […]

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