Supergirl #40 review

It’s the final issue of the Crucible academy storyline and the final issue of Supergirl. And what a great close to the series it is – talk about bittersweet! The story picks up with Superboy being primed to ‘give birth’ to ‘clonelings’ whom Crucible vice-principal/head nutter Korstus plans to use to force peace on the […]

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Happy Christmas, 1946

I do love a great Christmas comics story, dripping with joy and sentiment, perhaps a bittersweet moment or two. You know the sort of thing – the ghost of Supergirl helps a downbeat Deadman put heroism into perspective. Superman dips into his mailbag before carrying out festive good deeds. The Legion of Super-Heroes travel back […]

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Superman #25 review

I’ve been avoiding the latest crossover in the Superman family of books because, well, H’el. Knowing that this issue would likely see the death – or more likely, ‘death’ – of Superboy, though, I had to check it out. I’ve been keeping up with the storyline via the excellent Supergirl’s Comic Box Commentary, so wasn’t […]

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Superman #15 review

Here’s a H’el on Earth tie-in without an appearance by the titular antagonist. No, this issue focuses on Lex Luthor as Superman searches for insight that may help him beat the supposed Kryptonian. Along for the ride is Superboy, and the clone proves an object of fascination for Luthor after fighting his way into the […]

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Superman #14 review

Intersecting with where Supergirl #14 left off last week, we see Kara arrive at Clark Kent’s apartment by the front door, compromising his dual identity. Before we catch up to that, though, Lois Lane drops by Clark’s place to ask him to reconsider last issue’s sudden resignation from his Daily Planet job. The conversation soon […]

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