New Mutants #37 review

I love it when comic books do holiday issues. This week DC tackles St Valentine’s Day in Batman: the Brave and the Bold #16, while Marvel takes up the love theme in New Mutants #37. But while I adored the former, I didn’t love the latter. The idea of lava lass Magma going on a […]

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Suicide Squad #1 review

The new Suicide Squad are in trouble. Captured by unknown assailants, they’re being tortured. The deal is simple – give up the secrets of the Squad, or die slowly and painfully. A scorching blade. Pincers to the face. Salt in a wound. Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Savant, King Shark, Black Spider, Voltaic and El Diablo… one […]

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Action Comics Annual #13 review

Two tales from the early years of Lex Luthor, one Earth-bound but looking to the stars, the other taking us to another world, one that may eventually rule Earth. Two tales, and three father figures for the man who murdered his own father. The opening story, ‘Father Box’, shows us Lex’s first day in Metropolis, soon after […]

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Chaos War: Alpha Flight #1 review

I loved the original run of Alpha Flight, Canada’s super-team. Writer/artist John Byrne gave us a book in which the characters were new enough, the action far away enough from the rest of the Marvel Universe that anything could happen. Characters changed, left, loved, died … and then Byrne went too, and the book was […]

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 review

The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents are a curious property. More a creative success than a cash cow, they had a short-lived run in the Sixties and ever since then, comics companies have fallen over themselves to bring them back. No new take has taken. Now it’s DC’s turn, and this first issue gives us … a headache. Well, […]

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