Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 review

Here’s Sgt Rock talking about turds. That’s cool and funny, apparently. Here’s The Batman Who Laughs. Again. Here’s a world ruled by said Joker/Bruce Wayne mix, full of his dark Bat-Knights and Groblins and an emaciated Swamp Thing and a defiant Wonder Woman and a mysterious prisoner in robes… … hey, those robes aren’t purple! […]

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Supergirl #39 review

This is the review I almost never wrote… Doesn’t that sound dramatic? Really, it’s a matter of conclusion… I’m going to say this issue is of the same standard as last month’s – pretty good, far better than might be expected. The thing is, we’re still in the area of Dark Kara, a path so […]

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Supergirl Annual #2 review

The bad news. Supergirl has been sacrificed at the altar of the Batman Who Laughs crossover. The good news. Writer Robert Venditti finds a workaround so he can tell us a story of the last days of Krypton. And boy, do I love those. I must have read a dozen DC tales down the years […]

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Supergirl #35 review

In the Fortress of Solitude, a Brainiac drone who dreams of being a real boy/killer android has deduced that he requires a Kryptonian to complete his evolution. And he doesn’t need any nosy service robots getting in the way.  Supergirl has returned to Earth after her space odyssey to find foster mother Eliza apparently killed […]

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Supergirl #34 review

It’s not often that a superhero comic contains images so extreme I won’t share them here. But there’s a scene in this issue that’s just gross, inserted for shock effect. The moment in question comes soon after Kara returns to Earth following the Rogol Zaar business, a certain Superdog at her side. Isn’t that lovely? […]

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Supergirl #33 review

Supergirl is at the end of her quest to learn the truth behind Krypton’s destruction. The world of her birth was murdered by Rogol Zaar, egged on by Gandelo of the Trilium Collective. Teamed with her cousins Superman and Superboy, trusty Superdog Krypto and Phantom Zone criminals Zod and Jax-Ur, she confronts Zaar. Supergirl wields […]

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Supergirl #31 review

I’m having flashbacks. Flashbacks to the days when Marvel Comics would show crossover events from two angles in separate books. The difference with Supergirl #31 in relation to Superman #12 is that the coordination is less than impressive. A quick recap. Supergirl has been questing across the galaxy for the truth behind Krypton’s demise, accompanied […]

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Supergirl #30 review

Supergirl is enraged. Her new friend Xand’r has revealed himself as the son of Gandelo, who was behind the destruction of Krypton. Imprisoning the Coluan, Kara lashes out against his adoptive parent. Did I mention that she’s enraged? Kara is so super-peeved that she attracts that pesky axe of Krypton assassin Rogol Zaar – the […]

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DCeased #1 #review

Darkseid is invading Earth. Again. Over the course of a week, the Justice League beat him back. His forces routed, his jaw broken by Superman, Darkseid takes up the League’s suggestion that he get off the planet. But his final words are ominous. When the dust clears, the League wonder what happened to their colleague […]

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