Dark Days: The Casting #1 review

One of the big keynotes of the DC Universe is legacy – heroes and villains constantly reborn, either literally, like Hawkman, or figuratively, like the Flash. Something less talked about, but for me a big part of the appeal of the line, is scope, and that’s what this comic has in spades. So what does […]

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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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Superman Unchained #9 review

An alien armada is fast approaching Earth, one so powerful there may be only thing that could stop them – the death of Superman. Lex Luthor has given the Man of Steel a vial of solar fuel which, when injected in the vicinity of the invasion force, will make him explode with unimaginable power. Batman […]

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Superman Unchained #5 review

The opening storyline of the Scott Snyder/Jim Lee showcase continues with a bit of action, a smattering of character work and lots of exposition. Recently revealed first superman Wraith reveals where he’s from during a bid to make Superman feel so apart from everyone else that he’ll join Sam Lane’s secret military project. The elder alien […]

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Superman Unchained #4 review

Superman and Wraith are defending Tokyo from an attack by the Ascension terrorist organisation. Lois Lane is in Nova Scotia with the mystery man who stopped her plane from crashing. And Jimmy Olsen is in an interview with Lex Luthor. Unfortunately for the Daily Planet snapper, it’s Luthor who’s asking him the questions, and to […]

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Superman Unchained #3 review

Superman and the mystery metahuman working for the US military are at one another’s throats. The stranger’s physiology is similar to Superman’s, but with decades’ more exposure to solar radiation. He’s stronger, knocking Superman from Utah to California; his aim’s good too, as he’s sent Superman to the spot where General Sam Lane runs a […]

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Superman Unchained #1 review

There are no chains from which Superman breaks free in this issue. A better title would be Superman Unfolded, by virtue of the worst gimmick any DC comic has ever offered the world. Worse than stick-on Lobo. Worse than cardboard Bat heads. Worse, even, than plastic ‘diamonds’ that wreck every other comic around them. It’s […]

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