Scarlet Witch #3 review

Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, invites mistress of magnetism Polaris, aka Lorna Dane, to her new magic shop to check out a mystery stone. The rock repels magic and, having a doctorate in geophysics and decades in the superhero business, Lorna has more chance than most of working out what’s going on. That’s the Last […]

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Avengers: War Across Time #2 review

Fun. That’s the only word to describe this throwback Marvel comic. If you bought the first issue of the mini-series, or read my thoughts, you’ll know it’s set between issues #11 and #12 of the classic Avengers, with the team facing Kang the Conqueror after their first encounter with the time tyrant. I loved it, […]

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Avengers: War Across Time #1 review

It’s Throwback Wednesday with a new book very much in the old style. Specifically, the old style of Marvel Comics, with iconic heroes and villains, classic characterisations, big action sequences and a lot of heart. Slotted between the Silver Age Avengers #11 and #12, it sees Kang the Conqueror continue his vendetta against Earth’s Mightiest […]

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Scarlet Witch #1 review

Wanda Maximoff begins her latest run, a five-issue mini-series, taking on a long-forgotten Marvel villain. Having shown Dr Hydro who’s the boss, Wanda waves away the regalia of the Scarlet Witch as she returns to her new venture, the Emporium magic shop. After greeting assistant Darcy, an uninvited – but not entirely unwelcome – guest […]

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Fantastic Four #3 review

With the Fantastic Four separated and without access to their money, Johnny Storm, in his brand new secret identity of Jonathan Fairweather, has taken a job in a big box store. Deciding to do something about the lousy pay and conditions, the Human Torch pays Merrill a visit, not realising they met years ago when […]

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Murderworld: Spider-Man #1 review

Did you know that when Arcade isn’t tossing superheroes around giant pinball machines he’s running a Squid Game-style TV show on the dark web? One hundred civilians willingly take on odds of 99-1 that they’ll survive Arcade’s twisted toys – and each other – to take home a big cash prize. We didn’t know about […]

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Secret Invasion #1 review

Good news. I’m as bright as Nick Fury. That’s Nick Fury Jr, but still. I can’t tell you why or it’d spoil a plot point that comes way halfway through this first issue, but I know how impressive I am This comic is impressive too. I wasn’t expecting much – yet another new Marvel release […]

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Thunderbolts #1 review

Clint Barton is restless. He wants to be on a team again. Time to telephone old pal Wonder Man. The conversation is interrupted when another hero calls in – Luke Cage, hero for hire turned mayor of New York. Soon Clint is meeting his fellow former Avenger and introduced to PR people Helen and Harris. […]

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Damage Control #1 review

One day in New York, Damage Control’s Bart Rozum has a casual interview with would-be worker Gus. Before informing Gus of the current status of Damage Control, Bart impresses him with his closeness to Moon Knight. Well, tries to.. Despite not being particularly excited about working for Damage Control, Gus gets the intern position. Soon […]

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Ant-Man #1 review

It’s 60 years since Hank Pym was ‘The Man in the Ant Hill’, star of a one-off suspense short in Tales to Astonish #27. Either reader response was great or someone at Marvel saw potential, but plainclothes boffin Hank Pym soon returned… as a superhero. It’s safe to say Hank has had his ups and […]

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