Crime Syndicate #3 review

Starro the Conqueror is on Earth 3. The alien starfish collective has invaded the minds of metahumans across the planet and only a few remain free to challenge their attacker. Among them are Johnny Quick, Owlman and Superwoman Separated from the regular DC Earth by vibrations, the people of Earth 3 are inclined towards self-interest, […]

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Teen Titans Academy #2 review

It’s an all-action opening as wheelchair-using student Alinta is menaced by mystery person Red X. Flashback to 72 hours earlier and while ‘Mr Cyborg’ is apparently supervising every class at the Roy Harper Academy’s Field Day, ‘Mr Nightwing’ and ‘Ms Starfire’ are chatting after some extracurricular activities. Joining Cyborg, Nightwing shares his worries about one […]

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Justice League #60 review

Last issue, a new threat appeared in the kingdom of Kahndaq – Brutus, monstrous warrior from the homeworld of new heroine Naomi McDuffie. Now, having connected the invader’s energy signature to Naomi, Black Adam, Kahndaq’s ruler, wants a word, and turns up in her Oregon hometown with typical bombast. Justice Leaguer Superman, though, isn’t about […]

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Crime Syndicate #2 review

Starro has come to Earth 3 and they’re on a recruitment drive. First to sign up, if not willingly, is the world’s super-dictator, Ultraman. And the mission he’s been given by the neurological nobbling alien starfish is, bring Superwoman into the fold. She’s not having it. Elsewhere, Owlman is being rather melodramatic. Still, he’s getting […]

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Green Lantern #1 review

I bought this issue on the basis of the cover, which promises fun. So many Green Lantern series of the last 20 years have been so darned grim that I craved some light to go with the shade. And there’s light aplenty in this debut issue, as the Guardians host a galactic conclave. And the […]

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Teen Titans Academy #1 review

Term begins at the Roy Harper Titans Academy, the DC Universe’s brand new school for ‘gifted youngsters’. I’m not being snarky, the phrase is right there in the splash page legend for this Future State spin-out, which tells us that Nightwing, Donna Troy, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy are ready to mentor the next […]

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Justice League #59 review

I’m not one for re-starting series willy nilly, but if ever a book deserved a new #1 it’s Brian Bendis and David Marquez’ Justice League. Even though the story continues from recent DC Universe events, it feels as fresh as a Themysciran daisy. The issue opens in the Hall of Justice with a conversation between […]

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Superman #29 review

Beyond Earth’s atmosphere, Superman and Superboy are defending the earth from space shrimps. A beam from a Star Labs satellite seems to close the breach through which the green monsters have been coming, allowing Clark and Jon to head home to spend downtime with Lois. Meanwhile, Suicide Squad boss Amanda Waller is mulling over information […]

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Crime Syndicate #1 review

I do like a good comic book homage, and the first issue of this DC mini-series has not one, but two. The first comes as Metropolis’ protector/dictator reacts to a less than glowing op ed in the Daily Planet. A nod to Action Comics #1 makes perfect sense as we’re introduced to Ultraman, Earth 3’s […]

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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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