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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Action Comics #45 review

Superman is very much in action as this issue opens, saving fishermen from a hurricane before providing much-needed shelter for other victims. But even as we see him doing what a Superman does, helping the helpless, a TV commentary tells us that since being outed as Clark Kent and an extraterrestrial, fewer than one in […]

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Justice League 3001 #4 review

It’s Flash vs Mirror Master in this offbeat issue of JL3001.  Well, ‘offbeat’ is likely a poor choice of word, as compared to most superhero books, every issue of the 31st-century Justice League book is entertainingly skewed. So let’s say it’s ‘different’ in being basically a solo story of Teri Magnus, scientist turned speedster. Imprinted with […]

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Action Comics #39 review

The Phantom Zone story climaxes and concludes with Superman and Steel going into the ghostly realm to confront the beast responsible for the physical and psychological horrors that have plagued Smallville. It turns out that the monster has known Clark for a very long time, and may be too much for even a man of […]

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Action Comics #35 review

It’s two months since Superman defeated Brainiac in the far reaches of space, pushing him into a black hole. He’s spent the time since flying back to Earth, the Doomsday virus vanishing as a beard appears. It’s not a happy return as a Waynetech satellite on the outskirts of the atmosphere blasts him with a […]

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Action Comics #32 review

The Superman Doomed event enters a new stage this issue, with an Enemy of the State banner added to the cover. I’m not sure why the title needs a subtitle as the story continues without any obvious new starting point, but there you go. Inside, we get another title, Nightmare.  And that’s what Superman hopes […]

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Legion of Super-Heroes #19 review

The Fatal Five’s attacks on the United Planets continue with the Emerald Empress devastating Weber’s World, the organisation’s admin HQ. Perched on the deadly Emerald Eye of Ekron like a witch on a broomstick, she’s murdering by the dozen. Can Mon-El, one of the most powerful Legionnaires, withstand her fury? Across space, Phantom Girl, Invisible […]

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