Action Comics #986 review

When last we met Superman and Lex Luthor, the latter was in position to kill the former, his mind taken over by the hi-tech head bugs of The Machinist. As a regular human, Lex is no physical threat to Superman, but in the Apokoliptian battle armour he’s been sporting while, seemingly, inspired by Superman towards […]

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Suicide Squad #20 review

Rick Flag is dead. That’s leading the Suicide Squad for you. With the threat of the People imminent, Amanda Waller needs a replacement, so she looks at the in-house candidates. This makes sense; when someone new comes to Belle Reve penitentiary she doesn’t know how far she can trust them (see the traitorous, now dead […]

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Suicide Squad #1 review

How big a draw, no pun intended, is the art of Jim Lee these days? Because here’s DC’s co-publisher pencilling two-thirds of this debut issue. The series is fortnightly so if we’re going to get a run of his artwork in every issue, we’re not getting a full 20pp of it – back-up strips with […]

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Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 review

Amanda Waller has a problem – President Barack Obama has found out about the existence of Task Force X and he’s not pleased.  Amanda Waller has a very persuasive manner. She convinces Obama there should be a murderous, lunatic black ops team serving a world that can’t know of its existence … all it really […]

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Martian Manhunter #1 review

Who is J’onn Jonzz? Is he a friendly Justice Leaguer? A Martian weapon of planetary destruction? A gnarled old monster who does magic tricks for food? This title from the new DC shows that he could be all three, as writer Rob Williams and penciller Eddy Barrows give us a fresh take on one of […]

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Adventures of Superman #12 review

In its short life the weekly digital DC release Adventures of Superman has hit several moods, most obviously high adventure and sly humour. This week the prevailing tone is poignancy, as we get a mother’s perspective on Superman. But there’s nothing depressing about this book, it’s a life-affirming ode to moms everywhere; yes, Clark has […]

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