Flashpoint Beyond #0 review

This is the comic I definitely wasn’t going to buy. The Flashpoint event of a decade or so ago wasn’t my favourite, being an extended imaginary story with shades of Nineties EXTREEEEEME! The idea of Thomas Wayne – the Bat-Dad who survived the event only to be killed in the recent Justice League Incarnate series […]

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War For Earth 3 #2 review

The Titans have been teleported to Earth 3 to help Rick Flag’s unofficial Suicide Squad stop Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad taking over the world. Or something. Honestly, several months into this expanded Suicide Squad storyline I’m still not sure what her point is… Waller’s decided she can’t keep her own Earth safe so she’ll protect […]

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Action Comics #1041 review

Superman starring in Action Comics is what the logo promises, but while Superman is in this issue, our leading man is Midnighter. Because this is the issue in which we catch up with what the Authority veteran has been up to while Superman has been surviving Mongul’s gladiatorial arena, slowly inspiring the Warzoon to believe […]

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Teen Titans Academy #13 review

Every comic is somebody’s first, so be reader friendly, goes the truism. It’s not a rule writer Tim Sheridan pays attention to… as with most issues, he doesn’t introduce his cast. Not really. A few names are dropped, but if you’ve not been making notes, good luck working out who all the Titans Academy students […]

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The Flash #780 review

Linda Park West has lost her twins but found she has super-speed. Not that the power does her search any good when Irey and Jai aren’t actually on Earth – they’re in another dimension with Dad Wally. Not for long, though. Their battle against the dark god Eclipso has been won, so here they are, […]

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Teen Titans Academy #12 review

There’s one line of dialogue in Teen Titans Academy #12 that you can take as the TLDR version of this review This comic is a mess. It’s being cancelled in May, but if this were the last issue it’d be a mercy killing. We have had a few good issues, concentrating on the better new […]

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Action Comics #1036 review

Finally, after more than a year of foreshadowing and teasing, Superman’s quest to free the slaves of Mongul officially kicks off as he reaches Warworld territory. He’s greeted by a sight that would lift the heart of Vlad the Impaler. As his associates in the new Authority marvel at Superman’s compassion, they’re confronted by a […]

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The Flash #773 review

Heat Wave is on a rampage in Central City, starting blazes not as a cover to steal, but to scare, possibly harm, people. The Flash, Wally West, has escaped his latest conflagration, but the villain has fled the scene. There’s no time for Wally to get bored, though, as he has his new job at […]

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Crime Syndicate #6 review

Last issue ended with the revelation that Lex Luthor’s low-key assistant was secretly the metahuman known as Ultragirl. This issue it’s time for a family reunion, as cousin Kal welcomes her in his inimitable style. While Ultragirl seems firmly on the side of the angels, Emerald Warrior has yet to be persuaded to sign on […]

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Suicide Squad #5 review

Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. Task Force X chief Amanda Waller tortures yet another member of her team. Peacemaker’s ‘crime’? He asks for a little explanation as to what’s going on in her head. Someone who’s happier to fall in with The Wall’s orders – backed up, of course, by […]

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