The Sandman: Overture #1 review

First DC gave us Before Watchmen, the prequels no one asked for, now here’s The Sandman: Overture, a far more appealing prospect. Where Watchmen was designed as a discrete entity, The Sandman always contained the promise of more stories. While the hardcore devotees ate up the sprawling, darkly twee likes of A Game of You, […]

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Action Comics #894 review

Lex Luthor is used to getting what he wants. But what happens when you meet someone over whom you have no power, someone you can’t threaten, someone who wants nothing from you? Someone who’s not really someone at all, but a concept – Death. That’s the fix Lex finds himself in this month, as his […]

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Batman 686 review

‘Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?’ That’s the question Neil Gaiman challenges us to work out in a two-part, extra-length story. And at first, it seems obvious. Batman is in the Dreaming, or he’s dead and with Death of the Endless. Both these scenarios are denied as an unseen Batman questions his unknown guide. Gaiman […]

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