Ant-Man #1 review

I’m Wally West. I’m the Flash… It worked 20 years ago and it works today, the first person superhero comic narration. And given that Wally West isn’t around right now – well, not the real guy – I’m happy to see Scott Lang aka Ant-Man borrow the schtick. Especially when it’s Scott Lang as written […]

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Marvel Now! Point One #1

This oversized issue sets the scene for, or gives the flavour of, some upcoming Marvel launches. So let’s just launch into its contents. In a prelude to the Guardians of the Galaxy, we meet the future Starlord on the day young Peter Quill’s life is shattered by strange visitors. Brian Michael Bendis provides an affecting, […]

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Jimmy Olsen #1 review

Now this was worth waiting for. Nick Spencer’s take on Jimmy Olsen debuted in Action Comics last year when the book was running a back-up strip. After four superb instalments as previously praised here, also here and here the Jimmy Olsen’s Big Week serial was curtailed as price and page count fell. Well, here’s the rest of the story along […]

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Supergirl #60 review

Supergirl has four ne’er-do-wells to fight this month, and a new enemy pulling the strings who could prove more dangerous than any of them. For Parasite, Silver Banshee, Kryptonite Man and Metallo teleport in courtesy of a new phone app, Flyover, developed by a Harvard guy so far known only as Alex. The name’s appropriate in […]

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Action Comics #896 review

Crivvens, there’s a lot going on this issue as the Secret Six bids to protect Lex Luthor from Vandal Savage. The immortal villain, you may recall, is trying to decipher the meaning of a prophecy that Lex will make him very happy. He’s focussing on Lex’s knowledge of the mysterious black spheres, which is the […]

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