Supergirl #40 review

It’s the final issue of the Crucible academy storyline and the final issue of Supergirl. And what a great close to the series it is – talk about bittersweet! The story picks up with Superboy being primed to ‘give birth’ to ‘clonelings’ whom Crucible vice-principal/head nutter Korstus plans to use to force peace on the […]

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Supergirl #39 review

The Crucible story continues with Kara ready to fight to stop Superboy being taken to the cosmic college by Maxima. As it happens, Kon-El has a surprise for Kara, deciding to go willingly – he’s been trying to find his place in the universe and maybe it’s there. Kara doesn’t accompany them from Rome, being […]

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Supergirl #38 review

Kara’s Crucible adventure continues with her fighting alongside fellow students Maxima, Comet and Tsavo to protect the latter’s homeworld, Ngo. But that’s not how the book opens. In a cute switch, the first narrator isn’t Kara, but Kon – Superboy, back on Earth after three years of being battered by dodgy editorial directions.  He’s in […]

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Supergirl #37 review

Kara Zor-El is settling into the Crucible, training academy for the best and brightest young super-beings in the galaxy. She’s getting to know her study group members, Tsavo, Maxima and Comet, and learning that classes may be about more than they seem.  Away from the lecture theatres, school heads Preceptor Amata and Korstus meet with […]

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Superman #24 review

It’s the conclusion of Psi War in, according to the splash page, part three. It’s actually part nine or something, as this storyline has meandered from its beginnings in Superman, bled out into Action Comics and taken in a Superman Annual along the way. I’ve found a lot of it great fun, but there’s no […]

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Action Comics #24 review

The Psi War storyline began in the Superman series a few months back and it’s now spilled over into Action Comics. Duelling mentalists Hector Hammond and the Hive Queen have been taken down by a new player, the Psycho Pirate. Hector is unconscious but as for the Queen, she’s exploded into ‘psionic goo’. Meanwhile, Lois […]

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Superman #23 review

Metropolis stands revealed as the haunt of powerful psychics, known as The Twenty, once-ordinary people seeded with mind-mangling power by the alien conqueror Brainiac. One of them, the HIVE Queen, has Superman in her power. She’s drowning him in sticky mental energy stolen from the citizens, a kind of psychic honey. Her taunts spur Superman […]

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