Earth 2 Annual #1 review

The big selling point for this issue is the debut of an all-new Batman, the original Earth 2 fellow having died at the start of the regular series. As a JSA traditionalist, I don’t really think the team needs a Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman, but it seems DC begs to differ. And given that […]

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Earth 2 #3 review

From the ashes of a train smash in China, Alan Scott rises to become the Green Lantern. Rescued by a sentient flame, he’s given a mission; to be the Earth’s greatest defender when a great evil assails the planet. In Poland, meanwhile, a woman who calls herself Hawkgirl reveals to the newly super-fast Jay Garrick […]

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Earth 2 #2 review

This issue looks set to sell well after the publicity surrounding the new Alan Scott’s sexual orientation. But the news that the latest Green Lantern is gay is probably the least interesting thing about this comic. All that happens with Alan is that he’s reunited with fella Sam in China, and has a surprise for […]

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Wonder Woman #612 review

World’s worst gods. That’s what Diana’s had in the last several years. If they’re not trying to kill or rape her, Wonder Woman’s supposed patrons are abandoning her, leaving the playing field at the first sign of a challenge. It’s happened again, we learn this month, as the Olympians stand revealed as the shadowy figures […]

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Wonder Woman #610 review

Diana wakes up in a hospital bed, meets Dr Etta Candy, Nurse Diana Prince, Dr Steve Trevor and Mrs Mavis Infodump. Actually, it’s Myra Clotho, but it might as well be Mrs Mavis Infodump, as she tells Diana in tremendous detail that the life she’s living is indeed a pretence. Diana’s greatest enemy has changed […]

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Giant-Size Atom #1 review

And that has to be the best use of a ‘Giant-Size’ tag since the infamous ‘Giant-Size Man-Thing’. The Atom even gets to be a giant here, well, relatively, in one of several coups de science Ray Palmer comes up with as he battles evil boffins The Colony. Before he was so rudely interrupted, by being […]

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Weird Worlds #1 review

I thank DC for producing a new anthology comic, and with a title I remember from childhood, no less. In the Seventies, Weird Worlds ran for 10 issues and mainly featured the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Spotty distribution in the UK meant I never read a single issue. It’s easy to find any comic […]

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Superman/Batman #78 review

This issue opens with shocking scenes as Superman and Batman are seen engaging in brutal conflict. The narration doesn’t shy from letting us know things aren’t as they seem, and we’re soon shown that the fights are the imaginings of two boys engaging in a game of ‘Who would win’?  And that’s basically it for […]

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Adventure Comics #519 review

Now that’s a standout cover from Scott Clark and David Beaty. I can’t recall the last time that the power of Brainiac 5 was foregrounded on a Legion book. And I love the smaller figures of Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Superboy, as the Legion of Super-Farmers. Brainy is obviously clearing some land with his […]

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