Aquaman Annual #2 review

It’s team-up time, as Aquaman recruits Wonder Woman to track down members of the Giant-Born, monsters of myth released recently by a duped archaeologist. Diana’s knowledge of Classical mores leads them to a French chateau, where the beasts are feeding on the life force of locals and tourists. Cue fighting – an awful lot of fighting […]

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Forever Evil: ARGUS #6 review

If Crisis on Infinite Earths was the Big Bang of comic book events, Forever Evil is the whimper, making little impact on the commercial and critical landscape. Just seven issues long, it feels interminable, with the ‘main event’ series unfocussed and tie-ins such as the JLA Martian Manhunter/Stargirl story an unashamed waste of space.Forever Evil: […]

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Forever Evil: Argus #4 review

Argus agent Steve Trevor, scientist Martin Stein and villain-turned-ally Killer Frost are hiding out from the Crime Syndicate and their Secret Society stooges. They need to figure out how to free the Justice League from the Firestorm matrix before too many personalities cause the nuclear-powered hero to go boom.  While she’s been careful not to […]

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Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1 review

This event spin-off spotlights Steve Trevor, one of DC’s oldest characters but rarely a popular one. He began as a dashing hero figure in Wonder Woman’s Golden Age stories, but in the Silver Age was presented as a lovesick chauvinist, resulting in unpopularity with readers and his getting killed off. He came back in the […]

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Team Seven #0 review

It’s the DC Universe of five years ago. World governments are noting the emergence of superheroes and villains, and have identified the metagene that means more are coming. Believing a superhuman arms race has begun, they put together Team Seven from a motley bunch of agents and outsiders. This debut issue quickly finds a formula […]

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Earth 2 #0 review

DC’s New 52 initiative is one year old. More than four dozen new and revamped books came and since then, a few have gone and been replaced. The overall success of the line-wide relaunch (commercial, if not always creative) is celebrated this month with a slew of ‘zero issues’ – stories set before we joined […]

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Stormwatch #1 review

When DC announced that founder member J’onn J’onzz wasn’t in the new version of the Justice League, eyebrows were raised. It turns out that he has bigger fish to fry. For while the League is concerned with Earth-based menaces, the Martian Manhunter is looking to the larger picture. He’s an associate of Stormwatch, a mysterious […]

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