07th Aug2020

‘Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes’ Graphic Novel Review (IDW)

by Chris Cummings

Written by Lun Zhang, Adrien Gombeaud | Art by Ameziane | Published by IDW Publishing Released by IDW Publishing, Tiananmen 1989 is written by Lun Zhang and Adrien Gombeaud and drawn by Ameziane and details the movement behind the famous 1989 image of a single protestor standing in opposition tanks in the street. This is […]

05th Aug2020

Wolverine Wednesday #36

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #2-#3 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Adam Kubert | Colourist: Frank Martin | Letters: Cory Petit It has been so long since I read the first issue of the new Wolverine ongoing perhaps I should have gone back and read it before these two issues arrived in the post! If memory serves me correctly […]

29th Jul2020

‘Empyre: The Avengers #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jim Zub | Art by Carlos Magno | Published by Marvel Comics In my recent review of Empyre #1 I made the point that Marvel of late didn’t have the greatest track record when it came to these big crossover events. Empyre #1, though, was a pleasant surprise, and I am certainly looking […]

28th Jul2020

‘Blade Runner 2019 #8’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Green, Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics Incredibly, the last issue of this book that came out was back in March. Wonder what caused the delay… As pleased as I am that the book is back up and running, it was definitely not a welcome break. […]

23rd Jul2020

‘Empyre #1: Directors Cut’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Al Ewing | Art by Valerio Schiti | Published by Marvel Comics So we’ve had the foreplay of Empyre #0, along with a few hints and pointers in titles along the way, and Marvel’s Summer crossover event now stands before us in all its glory. Event it most certainly is, as to read […]

22nd Jul2020

‘Shazam: Lightning Strikes #1’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Dan Jurgens | Art by Travis Moore | Published by DC Digital Never really enjoyed the fact that the original Captain Marvel, the real Captain Marvel, can’t be called that due to Marvel’s use of the name for their characters. Don’t get me wrong, was (and am) a huge fan of Mar-Vell, Marvel’s […]

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15th Jul2020

‘Strange Academy #2’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Skottie Young | Art by Humberto Ramos | Published by Marvel Comics This is one of those books that I have picked up purely due to word of mouth. Issue 1 passed me by, but I started to hear good things, had a look at the first issue, loved it, and here I […]

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13th Jul2020

‘Ghosts #1 & 2’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Dan Jurgens (#1), John Layman (#2), Keith Giffen (#2) | Art by Scot Eaton (#1), Wayne Faucher (#1), Andy Clarke (#2), Priscilla Petraites (#2) | Published by DC Digital Well this new digital only title nearly passed me by, which would have been a crying shame. Why? Well, I’ve always been a big […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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