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 […]

Read More Flashpoint Beyond #0 review

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10 review

While new Superman Jon Kent saves lives in Ireland… …Lex Luthor holds a press conference… …and Lois Lane throws down a golden gauntlet. Later, Jon has news for his Mom… … and a family friend drops by the suburban Kent home. From the fantastic cover by illustrator Travis Moore and colour artist Tamra Bonvillain to […]

Read More Superman: Son of Kal-El #10 review

Strange Love Adventures #1 review

It’s almost St Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time for another DC giant collection of all-new tales of ‘like, love and loss’. The book kicks off with a perfectly pink cover starting Harley Quinn and a dinosaur from illustrator Yanick Paquette and colourist Nathan Fairbairn. The throwback cover dress, complete with homage Comics Code Authority […]

Read More Strange Love Adventures #1 review

Detective Comics #1050 review

I bought this ‘Landmark 1050th issue for the World’s Finest preview, which is just as well, as the rest of the issue wasn’t my cup of tea. If you’re going to use anniversary status – even a weird one no one’s ever heard of – to bring in new readers, the trick is to be […]

Read More Detective Comics #1050 review

Superman: Son of Kal-El #6 review

A rare medical condition afflicts some people with ‘face blindness’, an inability to recognise folk from one meeting to the next. This might explain why Lois Lane couldn’t connect the dots between Clark Kent and Superman when he took his glasses off and changed clothes. It turns out things are worse than that for Lois… […]

Read More Superman: Son of Kal-El #6 review

Robin #1 review

Robin has flown the nest. Damian Wayne has left Gotham without telling the rest of the Bat-Family. He’s over in Asia, beating up one of the world’s greatest fighters. Damian’s win earns him a boat ride to Lazarus Island, where more martial masters are massing for matches. And his first foe? So why is Damian […]

Read More Robin #1 review

The Joker #1 review

Riddle me this? When is a Joker comic not a Joker comic? When the star of the show is Jim Gordon. Sure, the Clown Prince of crime appears throughout the issue, but it’s in flashback, or he’s an eerie figure haunting Gotham’s recently retired police commissioner. Joker #1 is a terrific study of Gordon, laying […]

Read More The Joker #1 review

Batman: Gotham Nights #22 review

As we all know, Santa can be everywhere at once, meaning all the world’s children get their presents on Christmas morning. Batman could do with the same ability when a toy coveted by all Gotham’s children turns deadly. Meet Benny, ‘The Hot Toy This Christmas’. The obvious thing to do is warn the citizens, get […]

Read More Batman: Gotham Nights #22 review

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #19 review

Superman and Batman are alone in the Justice League watchtower, having a post-battle debrief. The Man of Steel is disappointed by Batman’s tendency to go it alone mid-mission. The conversation is nipped in the bud as a group of evil Batmen and Supermen emerge from the multiverse… the ‘World’s Vilest’. With Batman and Superman at […]

Read More Superman: Man of Tomorrow #19 review