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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Suicide Squad #11 review

When your book is called Suicide Squad, fatalities are to be expected. And, to be honest, enjoyed. What’s not expected is a resurrection. Sure, such things happen in superhero comics, but wouldn’t a Lazarus-like return in this series cheapen the brand? Not when the brand is the vision of writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno […]

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Young Justice #20 review

It’s their final issue so what better time for the teenage superheroes of the Young Justice league to choose a new headquarters? Make that ‘an old headquarters’. It’s the Secret Sanctuary of the original Justice League of America; also, the HQ of Young Justice a multiversal reboot or two ago (as well as the Doom […]

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Injustice Year Zero #8 review

The Joker, newly empowered by an ancient artefact, has taken his abuse of sidekick Harley Quinn to new levels. The psychologist turned villain knows one person can provide the emotional support she needs. But first, Poison Ivy needs to be released into the wild. Requiring a bolthole, Harley takes them to her sister’s home, where […]

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Young Justice #18 review

We open with Spoiler, Steph Brown, and Drake… er, Tim Drake, having a good old teenage snog. Slurrrrrp. And while these two sweethearts do like a bit of affection, the moment isn’t part of this issue’s narrative – it’s a cute bit of scene-setting, homaging the romance comics of old, complete with whimsical lettering from […]

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Injustice Year Zero #1-3 review

On a Gotham rooftop, Batman broods. He thinks of the world he lives in, one ruled over by a corrupt Superman. He believes things could have been so different… A year previously, an 86-year-old prison inmate who wants only to see his grandson before he dies is refused parole. He puts the word out that […]

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Young Justice #17 review

It’s the morning after the fight before and the members of Young Justice are helping with clean-up. Having teamed up with the Justice League to fend off the Legion of Doom, the teenage heroes are helping Metropolis get back on its feet. But it’s not only superheroes who are doing good. Meet Yolanda and her […]

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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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