09th Jul2020

‘Dceased: Dead Planet #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Tom Taylor | Art by Trevor Hairsine | Published by DC Comics Yes, I know, another ‘event’ comic, but bear with me here. Firstly, DC of late have been doing these way better than Marvel have. Secondly, the DCeased books have actually been pretty good up to now. We had the original six […]

06th Jul2020

‘Marvels Snapshots: Captain America #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mark Russell | Art by Ramon Perez | Published by Marvel Comics As these Snapshot books are supposed to be walks down Marvel’s memory lane, with a side helping of modern relevance, it was inevitable that some form of homage to Jack Kirby would take place. In terms of which character to use, […]

03rd Jul2020

‘Devil’s Highway #1’ Review (AWA Studios)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Benjamin Percy | Art by Brent Schoonover | Published by AWA Studios Never underestimate the power of a good cover. I’m not just talking about sticking a poster shot up on the front, as Marvel and DC are likely to do these days, but an actual cover that gives you a brief taster […]

26th Jun2020

‘Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics DC character 80th anniversaries are the gift that keep on giving for everyone. For fans like me, these Specials have been fantastic. For creators, a chance to do a stand-alone tale from a specific era, or for a creator with a long history […]

23rd Jun2020

‘Lady Zorro #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Pat Shand | Art by Vincenzo Carratu | Published by American Mythology Productions With all the disruption to the comics market of late, it feels as though all I’ve read lately are Marvel and, even more so, DC. This, of course, is not a bad thing as I love their books, but I […]

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18th Jun2020

‘Dark Nights: Death Metal #1’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Scott Snyder | Art by Greg Capullo | Published by DC Comics So, a little later than planned, due to a certain super-villain called COVID-19, but the sequel of sorts to the Dark Nights:Metal event of a couple of years ago is here. That event, also overseen by Snyder and Capullo, introduced a […]

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17th Jun2020

‘The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics I think it’s a pretty good indicator of how much The Joker has entered into popular culture that he now merits his own Anniversary Special. He’s been pretty popular since the days of the Batman TV show back in the 1960’s of course, […]

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11th Jun2020

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue #5’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini | Art by Ty Templeton | Published by DC Comics Issue 5 and, rather shamefacedly, I have been taking this book for granted already. The problem is, I know it’s going to be good before I even start reading it, so worry I will struggle to balance a fair […]

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05th Jun2020

‘Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics So now it’s the turn of The Cat for her own Anniversary Special, hot on the heels of several other DC characters. Catwoman, when she first appeared way back in 1940, was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane and known simply as […]

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03rd Jun2020

‘The Avengers #33’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by Javier Garron | Published by Marvel Comics Continuing my trawl of picking up books I haven’t checked in on in a long while, I have found myself with issue 33 of The Avengers. Couple of reasons I chose this. One, I’ve loved The Avengers for over 40 years […]

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29th May2020

‘The Amazing Spider-Man #43’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Spencer | Art by Ryan Ottley | Published by Marvel Comics It’s been a good couple of months since I picked up a Marvel book, with the obvious fall in both books being put out by Marvel and by real world distribution issues related to Covid-19. DC have been stealing a march […]

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27th May2020

‘DCeased: Hope at World’s End #1’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Tom Taylor | Art by Dustin Nguyen | Published by DC Digital DC continue their push into digital with another high profile addition to the slate. Last year saw the publication of popular 6 issue mini-series, DCeased, a rarity in that the story actually lived up to the gimmicky name. Essentially an alternate […]

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22nd May2020

‘Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor – Year 2 #4’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics Well a lot has certainly happened since I reviewed the last issue of this book back in February. You could say in many ways the Covid pandemic is like something straight out of a Doctor Who story, though sadly rather than […]

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19th May2020

‘Batman: Gotham Nights #4’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mark Russell | Art by Ryan Benjamin | Published by DC Digital I’m guessing most people picked this book up because it’s got a certain privileged rich guy in it, who runs about punching bad guys. Bruce something or other, hear he’s quite popular. Me, I picked it up because Mark Russell is […]

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08th May2020

‘Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alyssa Wong | Art by Marika Cresta | Published by Marvel Comics Star Wars has always fared well in comic book form, even more so than you would expect from the natural overlap between comics and science fiction movies. If there’s something that comic book fans love it’s continuity, world building, and mythology, […]

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06th May2020

‘Superman Smashes the Klan’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gene Luen Yang | Art by Gurihiru | Published by DC Comics (YA Imprint) The thing that I like the most about DC’s concerted push into the High School and Young Adult markets is that there’s nothing half-hearted about it. They’ve been happy to take chances, even at the risk of alienating some […]

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30th Apr2020

‘Aquaman: Deep Dives #2’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Gray | Art by Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan | Published by DC Digital As DC are putting out their digital first offerings so fast and furious, I managed to miss issue 1 of the new Aquaman digital first offering. Boo. Luckily enough that story, featuring fan favourite Black Manta, was self contained, […]

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29th Apr2020

‘The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1’ (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gail Simone | Art by Clayton Henry | Published by DC Digital With the temporary suspension of new weekly print comics coming out from all the big publishers, they are increasingly starting to appreciate just how important digital now is to their business model. Digital books aren’t affected by lockdowns, distributor woes, postal […]

23rd Apr2020

‘Gotham High’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Melissa De La Cruz | Art by Thomas Pitilli | Published by DC Ink | Format: Paperback, 208pp I think it’s fair to say that , rather like the main Batman franchise being DC’s cash cow, Gotham and the associated characters have been the most fruitful area of DC’s recent Young Adults books. […]

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17th Apr2020

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue #2’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini | Art by Ty Templeton | Published by DC Comics The first issue of this book was something of a critical darling, was it not? Completely understandable of course, as it was superb stuff. Superb in the sense it pulled us back into the Batman animated universe as though […]

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07th Apr2020

‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Something Wicked #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Kelly Thompson | Art by Veronica & Andy Fish | Published by Archie Comics Word of mouth is still very much a thing in the entertainment world. Films, TV, books, and comics all benefit I would imagine as much from strong word of mouth as from advertising. Sabrina is a case in point. […]

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02nd Apr2020

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini | Art by Ty Templeton | Published by DC Comics If you weren’t excited to see this book hit the stands, then you can just collect up all your stuff and get out right now. Batman: The Animated Series, which aired in the early to mid 1990’s, is probably […]

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