Suicide Squad #4 review

Task Force X chief Amanda Waller’s mission to enlist/kidnap Teen Titans Academy speedster Blur has failed, but her team has brought in Red X. The wild card who has been haunting the school for supers is in custody at Belle Reve prison, stripped down with only his mask unable to be removed. Field leader Peacemaker […]

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Suicide Squad #3 review

Amanda Waller is getting to know new Task Force X recruit Superboy better. But is she sitting down with him over a cuppa? Not Waller. Not this version, anyway. #notmywaller Why be straight with an actual superhero who’s agreed to work with the Suicide Squad – despite being tortured along the way – when you […]

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Suicide Squad #1 review

Rick Flag Jr has been Amanda Waller’s field leader for a long time. He’s also her conscience, ensuring she doesn’t go too far when it comes to running black ops missions involving supervillains. It seems, though, that whatever influence he’s exerted is no more. She’s ‘tired of losing’. And, it turns out, tired of him. […]

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Future State: Shazam #2 review

Ever had one of those weeks when there really are no comics you fancy? DC’s Future State event continues to churn out depressing-looking fare, mostly Bat-books, and with nothing that immediately appealed, an act of desperation – I bought Shazam! #2 and went back a few digital weeks and got the first issue too. I’d […]

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Aquaman #65 review

Aquaman is at the mercy of his half-brother Orm, the Ocean Master, who is obsessed with gaining the throne of Atlantis. Arthur Curry, though, isn’t without allies, and he sends out the telepathic call. Ocean Master isn’t ready to go down without a fight, and Aquaman gives him one. Soon, there’s nothing to do but […]

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The Flash #763 review

Two weeks ago, I was jubilant that finally, after more than a decade of Barry Allen’s motivation to fight crime being the murder of his mother, he’s moved on. Departing writer Josh Williamson set aside the Geoff Johns obsession with parental tragedy. Today, new writer Kevin Shinick’s first issue opens with these panels. Oh, Kevin. […]

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Teen Titans #45 review

Deathstroke tried to murder the Teen Titans. Damian Wayne has quit as Robin. Batman has ordered the Titans to disband. Red Arrow and Kid Flash aren’t ready to stop doing good, though. The archer, Emiko, has deduced that evil techie Gizmo is behind the mercenary Deathstroke’s attack of them. Not too far away, remaining ex-Titans […]

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Suicide Squad #6 review

Fight scene choreography is something I have trouble with; either a lot of artists are less than excellent at it or, more likely, I’m terrible at parsing the visuals. If that’s the problem, Bruno Redondo is the solution. That is stunning artwork. There isn’t a panel in which I don’t know what’s going on. There’s […]

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