26th Jan2021

‘The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by David Walker | Art by Marcus Kwame Anderson | Published by Ten Speed Press When anyone talks about sequential art, comics, or graphic novels these days, the first thing that comes into everyone’s mind is, of course, superheroes. Since comic books as an industry established itself in the 1930’s, superheroes have been the […]

21st Jan2021

‘Avengers #41’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by Javier Garron | Published by Marvel Comics It’s easy as a reviewer to just pick up and review books you know you will like. I’m as guilty as anyone. If I see a certain character guest starring, or a certain creator involved, I will probably pick up that […]

19th Jan2021

‘Red Sonja: The Superpowers #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Dan Abnett | Art by Jonathan Lau | Published by Dynamite Entertainment So in a month packed full of Future State titles from DC, and the King in Black stuff from Marvel, I’ve decided to go elsewhere for the first of my weekly reviews. Why? Well, as much as I do love Marvel […]

13th Jan2021

‘Doctor Who Comic #3’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics I’ve been really enjoying this kick off story arc, with Jody Houser once again having all sorts of fun going through the gears. As I wrote last time round, total fan service, but that’s never a bad thing. Give ’em what […]

13th Jan2021

Wolverine Wednesday #40

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #8 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artists: Adam Kubert & Viktor Bogdanovic | Colourists: Antonio Fabela & Matthew Wilson | Letters: Cory Petit I actually really enjoyed this issue despite it not delivering on the cover image. As a sidenote, the cover must be the first time Adam Kubert has drawn Maverick since the 90’s […]

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12th Jan2021

‘Blade Runner 2029 #2’ Review (Titans Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics Last issue saw the book jump ahead a decade, allowing for a shakeup in the status quo of both Ash and the world she inhabits. This is deliberate, as this series I’m assuming was always intended to show how the 2019 […]

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08th Jan2021

‘Generations Shattered #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics Ever since Crisis on Infinite Earths back in the 1980’s, I’ve always been a sucker for those big DC events featuring dozens of heroes and villains. Legends, Zero Hour, Convergence, Countdown, Infinite Crisis, and many others have come […]

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07th Jan2021

‘Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Sean Lewis, Brandon Easton | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics By all accounts DC have a lot riding on their Future State line of books, which will see print in January and February of this year. DC have essentially replaced their normal DC Universe books with books set in the […]

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06th Jan2021

‘Early Haunts’ Graphic Novel Review

by Alain Elliott

Written by T.W. Burgess | Art by Mike O’ Brien, Brian Coldrick, Brianne Neuman, David Romero Author T.W. Burgess has a reputation for creating brilliantly scary graphic novels and I have loved his previous work. Malevolents, The Eyrie, and Hallows Fell have all been super creepy in a way no other graphic novels I have […]

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06th Jan2021

‘House of El: Book One – The Shadow Threat’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Claudia Gray | Art by Eric Zawadki | Published by DC Comics YA One thing DC has always enjoyed has been to reinvent and revisit some of its characters, and reinterpret them for various reasons. When comics began of course, the primary audience was young boys, so they tended to be pretty simplistic […]

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29th Dec2020

‘Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Masquerade #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Lara Elena Donnelly | Art by Various | Published by Boom Studios Being honest, I had no idea that comics based on Jim Henson’s properties was a thing. Sure, I know about the various attempts at Muppet related stuff, but not much else. When this book showed up in my every-other-day scroll through […]

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22nd Dec2020

‘Doctor Who Comic #2’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics Last issue was fun, wasn’t it? Smacked totally of fan service, but I think we are all fine with that. Take the Thirteenth Doctor, TARDIS and Fam, sprinkle in a dash of The Tenth Doctor, and a cherry on top in […]

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18th Dec2020

‘Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Steve Orlando | Art by Mike Perkins | Published by DC Comics I’ve always had a love/ hate relationship with Crisis on Infinite Earths. Like it or not, it has cast a huge shadow over DC’s output ever since it was published back in the 1980’s. I’ve always appreciated its intent, to clean […]

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15th Dec2020

‘DC’s Very Merry Multiverse #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics It’s that time of year when the Christmas/ Holiday/ Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa Specials come out. Not all different ones of course, but these days the books try and be inclusive and include all the above. DC have cleverly sidestepped the yearly outrage at […]

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14th Dec2020

‘Joker: Killer Smile’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Jeff Lemire | Art by Andrea Sorrentino, Jordie Bellaire | Published by DC Black Label | Format: Hardback, 144pp When DC Comics announced their Black Label offshoot many though it would be a replacement for the Vertigo line, telling all-new stories and creating all-new characters and universes. But in the end it turned […]

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11th Dec2020

‘Blade Runner 2029 #1’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics The ‘jump ahead in time’ storytelling technique is an oldie but goodie. By taking your already established characters and stories and then moving them forward you open up storyline possibilities moving both forwards and backwards. What’s the world like now? What’s […]

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09th Dec2020

Wolverine Wednesday #39

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #6 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic | Colourist: Matthew Wilson | Letters: Cory Petit Right away I found it very annoying this didn’t pick up immediately with the rainbow bridge reveal of last issue. That all probably happened in a different comic. Wolverine #6 is after all part 3 of a 22 […]

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08th Dec2020

‘Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Bryan Hitch | Art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Scott Hanna | Published by DC Comics DC really do know their audience. Every time I think I’ve had enough of these Dark Multiverse books, they stick out one that makes me act like someone propping up the bar at the local. ‘Go on, […]

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07th Dec2020

‘The Union #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Paul Grist | Art by Andrea Di Vito, Paul Grist & Various | Published by Marvel Comics As a British comics fan growing up in the 1970’s,, one of the things I always loved about Marvel was that they genuinely seemed to care about their British fans. They had a strong reprint presence […]

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01st Dec2020

‘Justice League: Endless Winter #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Andy Lanning, Ron Marz | Art by Howard Porter | Published by Marvel Comics Normally for the festive season we get a few specials or one-shots, which are generally entertaining enough to see us through to the New Year. This year, though, I think the marketing and sales departments have been on the […]

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26th Nov2020

‘Marvel #2’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by Marvel Comics Back in the Spring the first issue of this book slipped out, though I don’t think its launch got quite the reception Marvel was expecting. I think it did OK, but wasn’t a game changer as such. The book was two things. One, […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Taskmaster #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jed Mackay | Art by Alessandro Vitti | Published by Marvel Comics I’ve always been partial to a bit of Taskmaster. I was lucky enough to buy the comic in person from a newsagent which had his first appearance in way back in 1980 (Avengers #195 for those keeping count). It was part […]

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