Teen Titans Special #1 review

Damian Wayne’s USP is that he’s a bit of a dick – highly intelligent, but even more arrogant. I’ve defended him down the years as a wild card who can turn a story on its head, disrupting normally smooth-running relationships, injecting extra excitement.  This issue, though, he does something unforgivable.  Let’s work our way to […]

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Batman/Superman #28 review

There’s a giant on the moon. A dead giant. Superman needs Batman’s investigative skills to help solve the mystery, so goes to Gotham to find him. The Caped Crusader is in the middle of a fight with Clayface, so might be expected to be grateful for a super-hand.  Not so. And Batman doesn’t cheer up […]

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Justice League of America #1 review

Clark Kent is invited to an event by the Infinity Corporation in New York, a group he’s never heard of but one which evidently knows he’s Superman. There, scientist Vincent and colleague Alexis present him with a horrific sight – multiple versions of himself, all dead. Vincent is frustratingly obtuse with the information he gives […]

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All-New X-Men #1 review

Scott Summers is out of prison and leading a new band of mutants. With Magneto, Magik and Emma Frost, he’s travelling the world and recruiting new mutants as they ‘break out’ – and assaulting the authorities at every turn. At the Jean Grey school in Westchester, his former X-Men colleagues watch with dismay, wondering how […]

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AVX: Vs #1 review

The Phoenix is coming. Blah blah blah. While the Avengers Vs X-Men 12-issue series focuses on the different attitudes of the teams to this event, this six-parter provides close-ups of individual bouts limited to just a few panels in the mother book. I wasn’t expecting much. I got Christmas. Seriously, this comic shows just how […]

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Fear Itself #5 review

Grrahhh … Wwullhhf … Keff Ngg Yup, it’s another sparkling issue of Fear Itself, the comic that is to snappy dialogue what Rob Liefeld is to ankles. The examples above are pearls from the lips of the Mighty Thor as he battles a Ben Grimm transformed by long-lost Asgardian bad egg The Serpent. But it’s […]

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Fear Itself #4 review

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I hate prophecies. They come out of nowhere with their terrible foreboding, add a little cheap drama and scuttle away again, rarely paying off. Here we have Thor revealing that it’s been foretold he will die to slaughter a serpent. That’s after he’s told Nick Fury, […]

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