Naomi Season Two #3 review

Fearing that Thanagarian mechanic pal Dee is about to risk his life to kill the creature who murdered her homeworld, new superhero Naomi has followed him to Star Labs. Immediately, it’s portal party time and a team-up with fellow Justice Leaguer Cyborg to contain a multiversal monster. Dee’s nowhere to be seen, but back in […]

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Suicide Squad #14 review

So, Amanda Waller wins the War For Earth 3. She sends the Suicide Squad back home to Earth 0 while vanishing from view with her new ‘Justice League’. And what happens the minute they get back to their Belle Reve prison HQ? Apparently, Waller divorcing herself from the Task Force X project means everyone else […]

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Nightwing #90 review

It’s been a busy – read, ruddy stressful – few days since Dick Grayson announced plans to pour billions into making Blüdhaven better. He really need a nap. Crimelord Blockbuster, though, really needs to kill him. His mistake is announcing the move to his associates, giving one of them time to warn Dick to get […]

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Superman: Son of Kal-El #9 review

While reading a comic that might make it to this blog, I screengrab panels and pages that impress me. It’s pretty rare that I want to reproduce the whole comic. But that’s S:SoK #9, an issue that had me smiling on every page. It’s full of smart moments, beautifully illustrated, as our young Superman joins […]

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Nightwing #89 review

It’s team-up time as Dick visits Metropolis to see how Jon Kent is managing with his new responsibilities as Superman. The stupendous cover by Bruno Redondo shows how great the pair look together, with Dick showing he can keep up with a young man who can fly. The composition, the logos, the zip-a-tone effect, it […]

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Nightwing #87 review

There’s a great little Fire and Water Presents podcast segment out there called Panel By Panel, in which my pal Siskoid and a guest chat about a single frame of comic art. Shows are short, about 20 minutes, as composition, execution, colours, storytelling and the like are discussed. If a panel from Nightwing #87 were […]

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Dark Knights of Steel #1 review

Doomed planet. Desperate scientists. Last hope. Medieval castle? And Jor-El and Lara alongside baby Kal? I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore in this limited series from writer Tom Taylor and illustrator Yasmine Putri. It looks like Olde England but we’re in The Kingdom of Storms, and as the last family of Krypton […]

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Nightwing #85 review

The bad news is that the regular story is delayed once more by a Batman Family crossover, Fear State. The good news is that writer Tom Taylor takes those Gotham lemons and makes remarkably tasty lemonade. The great news is that while regular penciller Bruno Redondo is absent – likely getting ahead on the ongoing […]

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Suicide Squad 2021 Annual #1 review

We open in the past, with Task Force X field leader Rick Flag Jr leading his team of super-villains and compromised heroes on a mission. One of the newest is understandably nervous. Project leader Amanda Waller berates Flagg for his ideals. Years later… Waller has had enough of Flagg questioning her decisions. She’s thrown him […]

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