Metal Men #11 review

It’s the Metal Men vs Pink Venom! Well, that’s what it looks like in the penultimate issue of the latest maxi-series starring the world’s most human robots. Series creators Dan DiDio and Shane Davis are nearing the end of their story, with the Metal Men trapped in the Dark Multiverse. The world of Plutonium Man […]

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Metal Men #9 review

Now that’s a fantastic cover, as illustrator Shane Davis and colourist Jason Wright homage a poster for 1933’s King Kong. Platinum as Fay Wray and the rest of the Metal Men as biplanes is as goofy as heck, and it works. As the latest chapter in this 12-issue maxi-series begins, the tone is anything but […]

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Metal Men #6 review

That’s a striking cover. No Metal Men stretching and pounding elemental foes. Just Platinum, looking out at us, her mirror, as she applies lipstick, apparently for the first time. There’s a climatic moment in the classic Powell and Pressburger film when a young nun, driven mad by Himalayan isolation, embraces the womanhood she’s been forced […]

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Dan DiDio leaves DC

Well, that was a surprise. Last night the news came that Dan DiDio was no longer DC co-publisher. Bleeding Cool is reporting that he was fired for ‘fostering a poor work environment’. Which sounds awful, I’ve worked in places where just one manager could turn the air toxic. It also sounds like a contrived accusation […]

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Metal Men #4 review

Who says they’re not doing DC/Marvel crossovers any more? Look, it’s Vision vs Red Tornado. OK, maybe not. It’s actually attendees at Robocon 2020, the world’s number one event for fans of all artificial beings. And the guests of honour? The boys need a bit of light relief, as back at base, creator Will Magnus […]

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Metal Men #2 review

Star Labs scientist Dr Jenet Klyburn has called old associate Dr Will Magnus and his Metal Men to Challengers Mountain, where a figure made of the mysterious Nth Metal manifested briefly, calling for Will. Soon, the Nth Metal Man rises, and despite the Metal Men’s bravest efforts, they begin to fall. Gold, though, isn’t giving […]

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Metal Men #1 review

The Metal Men! Gold. Platinum. Tin. Iron. Mercury. Lead. Robots created by the brilliant Will Magnus with minds of their own, souls even. But what if… (What, not even gold teeth? And let’s hope the JLA never bring Snapper Carr along to a team-up… mind, that’s what everyone hopes anyway.) Yep, the latest Metal Men […]

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Sideways #13 review

Thirteen proves an unlucky number for Derek James as his series is cancelled – a shame, as Sideways has been my favourite spin-off from DC’s Dark Metal event. Little by little I’ve got to know Derek’s world – his character, his family, his powers, his potential – and enjoyed it all enormously. How much I’ve […]

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