Crime Syndicate #6 review

Last issue ended with the revelation that Lex Luthor’s low-key assistant was secretly the metahuman known as Ultragirl. This issue it’s time for a family reunion, as cousin Kal welcomes her in his inimitable style. While Ultragirl seems firmly on the side of the angels, Emerald Warrior has yet to be persuaded to sign on […]

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Crime Syndicate #4 review

It’s the morning after the space starfish before and the world is in clean-up mode. While Atomica and Johnny Quick helped other Earth 3 superbeings stem Starro’s incursion on Earth, they’re not keen on mopping up. Heck, it’s not like anyone is treating them as heroes. The police raid spurs the villains on to mass […]

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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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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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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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The Green Lantern #4 review

Last issue ended with Hal killing an intergalactic slave trader, claiming it was self-defence; it wasn’t. This month the book opens on a hypnotically beautiful alien world, where an insectoid being is trying to negotiate survival with a female humanoid. She wants entrance to a vault the native creatures jealousy guard. She also has a […]

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The Green Lantern #1 review

It’s not the elegant image of Hal Jordan and power battery that truly struck me as regards the cover of The Green Lantern #1, it’s the copy. ‘Beware my power!’ warns an above-the-logo slogan. ‘Earthman Hal Jordan brings justice to the stars’ notes the log line. And then there’s the story arc title, ‘Intergalactic Lawman’. […]

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