Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10 review

The creatures of myth are on the loose and Mystery Incorporated are in the thick of it. Given that they’re visiting Paradise Island, it’s not so unexpected; what is weird is that the monsters are appearing, attacking … then vanishing as if they’d never been.  The opening instalment of this two-part “digital second’ story ended […]

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #5 review

One of the nicest aspects of blogging about comics is choosing pictures to drop into the text, either to illustrate a point or just because they’re fun. With this 99c digital first series there are so many delightful moments on every page that it’s really tough to narrow it down. Let’s see how things fall […]

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Action Comics #18 review

Esnetni saw taht, wehp. Oops, sorry, I’m in 5th Dimension mode, backwards speak and all that. Longtime Superman readers know that the way to banish traditional pest Mr Mxyzptlk home to the 5th Dimension is to trick him into saying his name backwards. But Mxy’s rival Vyndktvx, who’s been attacking Superman from all angles for […]

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Action Comics #16 review

If you’ve not been reading Action Comics, any attempt at summation of this issue by me is going to fall very flat. We’re almost a year and a half into a grand, glorious storyline spanning several periods in Superman’s life, as well as the far future. Then there are the representatives from the magical Fifth […]

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Action Comics #15 review

… or Mrs Nyxly Explains It All. There’s an awful lot of exposition this issue, but it’s anything but awful, as Clark Kent’s landlady, recently revealed as an emigree from the Fifth Dimension, gives him the big picture. In a truly fascinating instalment we see Superman on the roof of her building, remembering the confrontation […]

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Action Comics #14 review

I’ve heard complaints that Grant Morrison isn’t imbuing Action Comics with the same sense of wonder that pervaded his All-Star Superman run. As if to answer those critics, ‘Superman’s Mission To Mars’ opens with a sequence showing just how awesome the Man of Steel is – without actually showing him. There’s real grandeur as super-hearing, […]

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Action Comics Annual #1 review

Two old Superman villains make their DC New 52 debuts in this bumper issue. First up is the Kryptonite Man, whose deal is pretty similar to the already introduced Metallo – angry guy exuding deadly energy. The difference is that while the former has a Kryptonite heart, the latter glows from every orifice – right down […]

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Action Comics #13 review

Linus was right. The Great Pumpkin does bring wonderful gifts at Hallowe’en. What else could explain the best issue of Action Comics this year showing up in October? ‘The Ghost in the Fortress of Solitude’ is presented as a fable for a dark, autumn night, with an omniscient narrator telling us what happened on October […]

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Action Comics #0 review

It’s already set five years in the past of the current DC Universe, but for zero month Action Comics goes just that little bit further back. To the week Clark Kent got a job at the Metropolis Daily Star while looking like a tramp. The week he moved into his first apartment. The week Superman […]

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