Action Comics #46 review

It’s Superman versus shadow ninjas. Again. How many times have we seen this now in the neverending storyline running through the Superman books? He’s still short-haired, still missing most of his powers, still trying to work out what the master plan of dark witch Wrath is.  As we join him this month, Superman, at Wrath’s […]

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Bizarro #1 review

It’s Bizarro No1 in Bizarro #1. Except behind the witty cover is ‘America: Part 6’. Which is rather perfect… Bizarro is a backwards-thinking being, so this is a backwards-thinking book.  Except it’s forward thinking in that it’s emblematic of the new DC, in which story trumps continuity; this isn’t Bizarro the tragic clone seen in […]

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Superman #31 review

The Superman Doomed story continues in splendid form this issue, as writer Scott Lobdell bows out as series writer. His biggest dangling plotline is the problem with Lois, currently a secret psychic puppet of Brainiac. Here she messes up efforts to cure Superman of the Doomsday virus by having him leave Lex Luthor’s prison-turned-hero-hospital. An […]

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Superman #30 review

Something has happened in Smallville. Overnight, the citizens have fallen into a coma. In the Bahamas, a honeymooning couple are murdered by something nasty in the water. In Metropolis, Lois uses the Brainiac mental powers she’d supposedly lost to knock Perry out, before accepting her status as Bride of the Collector of Worlds. In the […]

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Superman #27 review

The Parasite is draining the psychic energy from Brainiac-boosted Lois Lane. Superman is battling to save her life, while Lois’s boyfriend, Jonathan Carroll, also dives into the fray. Along the way, Superman has a eureka moment, wondering if while defeating the Parasite, he came make a personal problem go away … … and if you’ve […]

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Superman #26 review

It’s rather appropriate that an issue featuring the Parasite should prove especially absorbing. Not for the fight with the power-sucking plunderer, which is eye-popping fun, but for the characterisation. Let’s take a look … The issue opens with Clark Kent cooking for Wonder Woman. As he’s been offering her rhubarb soup – does such a […]

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