12th Jan2016

‘Johnny Red #3′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Garth Ennis | Art by Keith Burns | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp It is perhaps a measure of the overall quality of the comic book market of the last several years that I keep waiting for this series to disappoint me at some point. Issue 1 was great, but […]

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11th Jan2016

‘Doctor Who – The 11th Doctor Vol.3: Conversion’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Al Ewing, Rob Williams | Art by Simon Fraser, Boo Cook, Warren Pleece | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 136pp As fun as monthly, or episodic, comics are, sometimes to fully appreciate a storyline or stories with a unifying theme you need to be patient and wait for the trade collection. […]

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22nd Dec2015

‘Johnny Red #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Garth Ennis | Art by Keith Burns | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp I thought the first issue of this series was one of the best issue 1′s of the year in any category,  never mind that it was one of the best non-superhero comics in some time. Garth Ennis […]

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15th Dec2015

‘Bloodthirsty #3′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mark Landry | Art by Ashley Witter | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp So far Bloodthirsty has been a very promising start to an intriguing, and very different series. A dash of exotic New Orleans, a dash of politics and social commentary, and a big pinch of larger than life characters […]

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14th Dec2015

‘Rivers of London #5′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel | Art by Lee Sullivan | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp All good things must come to an end, and with this issue our first comic book foray into the London as seen through the eyes of Ben Aaronovitch and his creative partners concludes. As you […]

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11th Dec2015

‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Abadzis | Art by Elena Casagrande, Arianna Florean | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp My opinions of the Nick Abadzis stories have so far been pretty positive in the main, his issues being decent enough if not particularly memorable. I’ve been looking for something a little different from him, […]

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10th Dec2015

‘Showman Killer Vol.1: Heartless Hero’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alejandro Jodorowsky | Art by Nicolos Fructus | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 56pp Alejandro Jodorowsky is something of a cult hero it seems. A man of many talents, he is known for his work as a film and theatre director, an actor, a poet and musician, a screenwriter, and even as […]

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09th Dec2015

‘The Troop #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Noel Clarke | Art by Joshua Cassara | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Rather like the cash-in games for popular films, a ‘celebrity’ writer often sends a cold shiver down the spine, as you know that often a publisher is simply hoping the celebrity’s name will outweigh any inevitable shortcomings. […]

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20th Nov2015

‘Assassin’s Creed #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery | Art by Neil Edwards | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Issue 1 of this series hit the ground running, and I’ve been looking forward to seeing where the creative team go from there. Assassin’s Creed, as a concept, is of course a creative gold […]

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18th Nov2015

‘Heroes: Vengeance #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley | Art by Rubine | Published by Titan Comics | Format:Paperback, 32pp Issue 1 of this 5 issue limited series was a bit of a disappointment to me, it must be said. The idea is sound; take characters from the Heroes Reborn TV show, and give them an individual spotlight, add more depth and interest […]

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17th Nov2015

‘Heroes: Vengeance #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley | Art by Rubine | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp For a brief time the television series Heroes was a cultural phenomenon, running from 2006-2010, though by its end it had badly run out of steam. That first season though stands up as good as any […]

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12th Nov2015

‘Cap Stone: Volume 1 – Captain Stone Is Missing’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Christina McCormack & Liam Sharp | Art by Liam Sharp | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 192pp Well this was a little bit different. Not necessarily ‘bad’ different you understand, just different. Cap Stone: Vol.1 – Captain Stone is Missing is the creation of Liam Sharp and wife Christina McCormack and […]

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10th Nov2015

‘Bloodthirsty #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mark Landry | Art by Ashley Witter | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 48pp The first issue of this new series showed a lot of promise, even though to my mind it threw too much at the reader in too short a space of time. We got plenty of back story, […]

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09th Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.2′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Abadzis | Art by Eleonora Carlini | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp If you remember from last issue, things are not going particularly well for the Tenth Doctor on Presley Station. Nick Abadzis and Eleonora Carlini’s tale had The Doctor dealing with the corruption of the Shan’tee, a race of beings conceptually visible to […]

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07th Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by George Mann | Art by Emma Vieceli | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp The Eighth Doctor is something of a man of mystery in the pantheon of Doctors, being the only one who never had his own spotlight on the TV series. If you weren’t aware, Paul McGann only got […]

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06th Nov2015

‘Johnny Red #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Garth Ennis | Art by Keith Burns | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Those comic book readers of a certain vintage , cough cough, probably remember well the mid-late 1970′s when sometimes the only comics you could find to keep you going until the next imported batch of Marvel and […]

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04th Nov2015

‘Rivers of London #4′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel | Art by Lee Sullivan | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp As we have reached issue 4 of this intriguing series, we have settled a little into more traditional plot and character development, rather than the more ‘in-your- face’ earlier chapters where the book hit the […]

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03rd Nov2015

‘Samurai: Omnibus’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jean-Francois Di Giorgio | Art by Frederic Genet | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 192pp Titan Comics have been doing an impressive job of late in bringing relatively unknown (to UK and US readers that is) but very high quality European creator created material to a wider audience. Curated content, if […]

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22nd Oct2015

‘The Complete Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Arthur Sudyam | Art by Arthur Sudyam | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 256pp I would imagine most mainstream comic book readers would know the name Arthur Sudyam from his several years illustrating those great covers for the Marvel Zombies books, as well as drawing many other Marvel covers. He has […]

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19th Oct2015

‘Assassin’s Creed #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery | Art by Neil Edwards | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp I am never quite sure if being a fan of a certain property is a positive or negative when reviewing it. Can you be too generous with praise? or do you subject it to […]

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07th Oct2015

‘Surface Tension #5′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written and Drawn by Jay Gunn | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 40pp Rather like the sea that is the central focus of this science fiction/environmental destruction fable, Surface Tension has had its ups and downs. There has been a lot to enjoy, but also some questionable pacing and average art. I was […]

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03rd Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.1′ Review (Titan Comic)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Abadzis | Art by Eleonora Carlini | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp After the sweeping epic that was the Four Doctors, where the 10th Doctor met the 11th and 12th Doctor versions of himself, we return to the relative normality of just the 10th Doctor and his Companion, Gabby […]

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