Flashpoint Beyond #1 review

In a world that shouldn’t exist, Batman Thomas Wayne has a mystery to solve. Did Aquaman have Barry Allen murdered so he couldn’t gain the powers of the Flash and change the world, returning the Flashpoint reality to the one Thomas Wayne never knew? One in which he and wife Martha, not son Bruce, died […]

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Infinite Frontier #6 review

The final issue of this terribly enjoyable mini-series opens with a multiversal melee gone large as the JSA and Justice Incarnate go head to head for the fate of…actually, I’m not sure they know. The heroes do know that they’ve ended up on Earth Omega, where the bodies of the supposedly all-powerful Quintessence lie dead […]

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Infinite Frontier #2 review

In which Agent Chase turns up at the Hall of Justice to annoy Superman and Batman with some rather reasonable questions. The usually savage Thomas Wayne Batman tells President Superman that he’s mellowed. Obsidian learns that it’s not just his sister Jade who has vanished from the superhero community. The recently resurrected Roy Harper begins […]

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Infinite Frontier #1 review

Gotham in the daytime is really rather beautiful. Who knew? It’s especially appealing when, look, up in the sky, we have original Green Lantern Alan Scott slamming time-twisting upstart Extant with an old-worlde steam engine. And he’s not alone – Alan’s accompanied by fellow heroes Mr Terrific and Hawkgirl, and from the darker side of […]

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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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Strange Adventures #1 review

Adam Strange has written a book about his heroic exploits on the planet Rann. But not everyone’s a fan. The Mr Miracle creative team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads are back for another 12-issue series looking at one of DC’s fan favourite properties. And if you liked that series, you’ll probably like this first […]

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Batman #75 review

The lunatics have taken over the asylum. That’s a story we’ve seen many times in Batman comics. This time, though, said asylum isn’t Arkham, it’s Gotham City itself. Bad cops are the norm – very bad cops. And the police commissioner doesn’t exactly inspire trust. And the Batman? He’s Thomas Wayne, parallel world pop of […]

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Heroes in Crisis #8 review

Hurrah, it’s time to solve the mystery of who killed everyone at Sanctuary, the happy holiday home for stressed-out superheroes. It was Wally West, one of the bestest Flashes ever, because he was all confused and upset and couldn’t keep bolts of Speed Force lightning from escaping his body and slashing sundry sad superfolk to […]

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Heroes in Crisis #6 review

It’s therapy session time at Sanctuary. Time-tossed Teen Titan Gnarrk, mentally malfunctioning ‘villainess’ Harley Quinn and reality-ripped Flash Wally West are, separately, considering the same question. How many people have they saved? Why the resident AI at the refuge set up by Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman wants to know this, isn’t clear. Still, off […]

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Mr Miracle #12 review

It’s the final issue of Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mr Miracle maxi-series and I read it with a growing sense of dread; not so much because of events in the story but due to a fear they wouldn’t stick the landing. The thing is, as I’ve said previously, I’ve bought every issue of this […]

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