DC Pride #1 review

DC’s latest 100-page giant is dedicated to the company’s non-straight heroes, some well-known, others less so. The company pretty proud of this one, down to commissioning a rainbow version of the DC bullet from Daniel Qasar, the man behind the Progress Pride flag. And rather festive it is too. The issue also has an introduction […]

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Action Comics #1028 review

It’s the aftermath of the Super-Family’s war with the Invisible Mafia. They won. There’s time for everyone to breathe, reflect on recent events. Such as the news that Jimmy Olsen is the new owner of the Daily Planet. At the Hall of Justice, super-scientists have been working up the results of their studies into super-clone […]

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Action Comics #1027 review

Cloudbusting. A 1987 song by Kate Bush Red Cloudbusting. This. Oh, well done, Superman Family. Sorry, House of Kent. That’s what we’re calling Superman, Supergirl, Superboy, Superboy and, er, Brainiac 5 in 2020. The name doesn’t matter, though, it’s just great to see that uppity Red Cloud, aka Daily Planet reporter Robinson Goode, taken down. […]

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The Legion of Super-Heroes #9 review

On trial for being more proactive in United Planets affairs than President RJ Brande would like, members of the Legion of Super-Heroes defend themselves. At the forefront of the legal battle is Shadow Lass. Tasmia Mallor tells the delegates from member worlds that “… the Legion is a brilliant idea well executed by its members’. […]

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Action Comics #1025 review

Ye gods. That cover is by professional artists. Inside Action Comics #1025, at least we have another fun story, which begins with a flashback to an Earth not regularly seen in this book. Marisol Leone, today the head of Earth 0’s Invisible Mafia, was planning to relocate. As for the why, we see that in […]

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Action Comics #1024 review

Good as symbolic cover images can be, I do like it when a book shows a moment from the story. And that’s what John Romita Jr, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson’s shot here is, a beat from Brian Michael Bendis’ current serial. Unfortunately, it’s one from last issue… meanwhile, the cover copy seems to relate […]

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Action Comics #1023 review

‘Clark Kent walked into a bar.’ It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s no joke for the Invisible Mafia members when Clark Kent, newly revealed as the Man of Steel, shows up. Why is he there? Let’s go back a few pages, to the start of Action Comics #1023. After a very […]

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Action Comics 1022

What a difference an inker makes. Danny Miki steps in to embellish John Romita Jr’s pencils and all is right with the world. I’ve been a fan of inker Klaus Janson for decades, but for some reason the teaming with regular partner JR Jr on Action Comics hasn’t worked; the characters have looked too blocky, […]

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Nightwing #50 review

Nightwing has been shot through the head. Not (Night)winged, properly shot. Some time later, we see Dick Grayson’s new life. He’s couch surfing without asking permission. Drinking, gambling and fighting for fun. Ignoring the entreaties of the woman who cares most for him in the world. And burning his superhero bridges. Literally. So yeah, this […]

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