The Superior Spider-Man #1 review

So here’s the Superior Spider-Man – Dr Otto Octavius enjoying an indefinite residency in Peter Parker’s body. He has himself a fine old time this issue, taking on the latest version of the Sinister Six, taking Mary Jane Watson out for a meal, inventing like crazy … … of course, he is crazy. Crazy to […]

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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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Captain America #1 review

After years of super-serious, super-spy action, the Captain America series tries a new direction – Jack Kirby craziness. The relaunched Marvel Now! title looks back for inspiration to the Seventies, when Cap’s co-creator wrote and drew the adventures of the Sentinel of Liberty, and far-out was the order of the day. While incoming writer Rick Remender emulates The King’s […]

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X-Men: Legacy #1 review

This comic book boasts a fantastic collage cover – take a bow Mike Del Mundo – and a good joke relating to the protagonist’s hair. Which is something. I began reading this with my supper, got two pages in, and swapped it for the new Wolverine and the X-Men, which was pretty good, thank you […]

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Thor #1 review

A millennium past, young Thor feasts and carouses after saving a village in Iceland from Frost Giants. A mutilated corpse washes up on the shore – the body of a Native American god. Today, Thor brings rain to the planet Indigarr, having been summoned by a child’s prayer. Hearing that the world’s own deities have […]

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Avengers Assemble #9 review

They’re both scientific geniuses, but Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are poles apart. Tony is a futurist, believing that technological breakthroughs can only make things better, while Bruce is wary of unfettered change. Tony’s also a gamesplayer, and he suggests that he and Banner race to Antarctica to check on some scientists cut off by […]

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