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 […]

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Batman #100 review

It’s his greatest triumph. After a full-on battle with his arch foe, he lives to fight another day. Happy Birthday, dear Joker… Batman may as well not be in this book, for how effective he is. Batgirl looks good, reviving her Oracle persona. Nightwing, his memories restored, gives the Joker’s goons a good kicking. Red […]

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Batman #86 review

It’s a new day in Gotham. In the aftermath of Alfred’s death, Bruce Wayne is rethinking his mission. He’s not going to retire from his vigilante activities, tear down Batman… he’s going to build. And while he’s one of the wealthiest men in the world, Bruce isn’t going to pay for it all himself – […]

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Justice League Dark Annual #1 review

Very soon, on beginning this Justice League Dark Annual, I realised that it’s a stealth Swamp Thing Special. Very soon, I didn’t care. Because this is an absorbing, affecting, great-looking read which works as a one-off, while feeding into DC’s current crossover, Year of the Villain. Not that the other characters who weave in and […]

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