Convergence: Speed Force #1

Can you hear me Tony Bedard? Because I’m clapping. Applauding you for the single best Convergence tie-in of the week.  If anyone hasn’t read it, here’s the gen… The Flash, Wally West, is speeding to Gotham City to answer a Justice League alert. He’s taken kids Iris and Jae along with him because he reckons […]

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Aquaman #38 review

Aquaman and Mera continue their investigation into the mysterious portal technology used by the ancient Atlanteans and related disappearance of his mother. The action this issue moves from Gorilla City to Polynesia to somewhere very, very far away, where an encounter with gigantic flame-spewing beasts presages a meeting that could change Aquaman’s life.  Look at them […]

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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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Secret Origins #2 review

Last month Superman had the cover, this time it’s Batman, next month it’s Wonder … er, Green Lantern. So much for my theory that DC’s traditional Big Three were the opening acts for this origin anthology. Not to worry, the images we are getting are certainly winners, though I’d prefer group shots including the other […]

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Avengers Assemble #9 review

They’re both scientific geniuses, but Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are poles apart. Tony is a futurist, believing that technological breakthroughs can only make things better, while Bruce is wary of unfettered change. Tony’s also a gamesplayer, and he suggests that he and Banner race to Antarctica to check on some scientists cut off by […]

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New Avengers #25 review

Centuries ago, Master Yu Ti, ruler of K’un Lun, dreams of the Phoenix Force. He sees a young girl with crimson hair rise to fight the fiery destroyer with a dragon avatar. On waking, he asks his bodyguard, Lei Kung, if he knows of such a girl, but he does not. Unused to the universe withholding knowledge, […]

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Fear Itself: The Home Front #1 review

Civil War: Front Line; Secret Invasion: Front Line;  Siege: Embedded – Marvel’s gotten into the habit of publishing side series to show us how the big events affect the man – or minor hero – in the street. Or perhaps they’re intended as an illustration of the law of diminishing returns, as each has proven less enjoyable, […]

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