24th Oct2019

‘Doomsday Clock: Part 1’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Geoff Johns | Art by Gary Frank | Published by DC Comics | Format: Hardback, 224pp I bought and read the original Watchmen series when it came out in 1986, and it is hard to convey now just how groundbreaking that was. I bought the 12 individual issues as they were published, and […]

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23rd Oct2019

Wolverine Wednesday #29

by Ian Wells

Dead Man Logan #11 Writer: Ed Brisson | Artist: Mike Henderson | Colourist: Nolan Woodard | Letters: Cory Petit This may be the penultimate issue but it continues to deliver in exactly the same way as the previous ten. It is an issue packed with action, drama and humour, just as the story has been […]

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22nd Oct2019

‘Black Canary: Ignite’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Zoom)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Meg Cabot | Art by Cara McGee | Published by DC Zoom | Format: Paperback, 128pp Of all the recent DC Ink and DC Zoom imprint books, this was the one I thought might be a stretch, might be a reach too far. Don’t get me wrong, I love Black Canary as a […]

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21st Oct2019

‘Nerdy Laser and The Fighting Preceptors’ Mini-Comic Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Richard Ewell | Art by Jason Wulf | Published by Nerdy Laser Richard Ewell and Jason Wulf worked together on this mini-comic, a project from the mind of Ewell who has been a long-time fan of 80s pop-culture and cartoons as well as professional wrestling. Basically, you take a dash of old-school World […]

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16th Oct2019

‘Robotech Remix #1’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Brenden Fletcher | Art by Elmer Damaso | Published by Titan Comics If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That was my first thought when I heard that Titan were replacing the excellent Robotech book with Robotech Remix. Since 2015, Brian Wood, Simon Furman, Marco Turini and Hendry Prasetya routinely turned in outstanding […]

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15th Oct2019

‘The Book of Forks’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Rob Davis | Published by SelfMadeHero | Format: Paperback, 200pp If you haven’t read the previous books, then I urge you to check them out, click the link at the end of this review to find out why. This book, The Book of Forks, is the third in The Motherless Oven Trilogy, is […]

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15th Oct2019

‘The Joker: Year of the Villain #1’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by John Carpenter, Anthony Burch | Art by Philip Tan, Marc Deering, Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion | Published by DC Comics It’s always nice when a small time villain like The Joker gets his own spotlight issue. Hidden away as he is by DC, it would be nice to see him get some exposure….said […]

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14th Oct2019

‘Blade Runner 2019 #4’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Green, Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics Time to check back in with everyone’s second favourite Blade Runner, Aahna Ashina (that’s a whole lot of the letter A). With this issue she’s only been around for four in total, but she’s become such a great rounded […]

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11th Oct2019

‘The Batman’s Grave #1’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Warren Ellis | Art by Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan | Published by DC Comics This was impossible to not pick up. Firstly, well, it’s Batman, currently going through something of a renaissance, with some good books being put out. I imagine with DC Comics now being fully operated and controlled by their corporate […]

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11th Oct2019

‘The Motherless Oven’ & ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’ Graphic Novel(s) Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Rob Davis | Published by SelfMadeHero | Format: Paperback, 160pp I was, until this week, unfamiliar with these two books. The first two books in Rob Davis’s abstract adventure series that he calls The Motherless Oven Trilogy, completed by the newly released third book in the series, The Book of Forks (review upcoming). […]

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08th Oct2019

‘Archie: Vol. 2’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Marc Waid | Art by Veronica Fish | Published by Archie Comics | Format: Paperback, 176pp I’m a big fan of Archie Comics, as can he heard on articles I’ve penned on Nerdy about that world, and I really loved the new relaunch when it happened, which kicked off wonderfully with the first […]

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27th Sep2019

‘Lex Luthor: Year of the Villain #1’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Latour | Art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie | Published by DC Comics Speaking as a, ahem, more mature fanboy I have got quite jaded of late with all the crossovers, mega events, ‘end of everything you know’ type stuff. I have been pleasantly surprised then by the fact I have really […]

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25th Sep2019

‘Batman: Nightwalker’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Stuart Moore, Marie Lu | Art by Chris Wildgoose | Published by DC Ink | Format: Paperback, 208pp The title of this graphic novel may seem familiar to some, and it should. Batman: Nightwalker was actually written as a prose novel by Marie Lu, for the DC Icons series of books. The higher […]

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23rd Sep2019

‘Blade Runner 2019 #3’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Green, Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics Two issues in, this book has been as wild a ride as the one Ash finds herself in at the beginning of this issue. Her Spinner, you may recall, was crashed into in mid-air on the final page of […]

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23rd Sep2019

‘Bloodlust & Bonnets’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Emily McGovern | Published by Simon & Schuster | Format: Paperback, 280pp I know of Emily McGovern from her web-comic series, My Life as a Background Slytherin, a funny and witty series of short comic strips that parody Harry Potter in the nicest and most fan-friendly manner, that have become pretty damn popular. […]

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20th Sep2019

‘Snowpiercer Prequel Pt.1: Extinction’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Matz | Art by Jean-Marc Rochette | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 96pp Now, I’ve sadly yet to read the Snowpiercer comic books (though I intend to eventually) but I am a fan of the overlooked brilliant movie that came out back in 2013 that was directed by Bong Joon-ho and […]

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19th Sep2019

‘Age of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Tom Taylor | Art by Leonard Kirk, Cory Hamscher | Published by Marvel Comics Marvel, obviously directed by parent company Disney, are sure getting their money’s worth from Star Wars. Disney have an extensive movie and TV slate coming up (doesn’t The Mandalorian look fantastic), and seem to see Marvel’s books as another […]

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19th Sep2019

‘Pumpkinheads’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Rainbow Rowell | Art by Faith Erin Hicks | Published by Macmillan | Format: Paperback, 224pp I am very familiar with Rainbow Rowell. My wife is a fan of her young adult novels, and I’ve read a couple of them also (Landline, Attachments). She’s a superb writer with a knack for writing likeable […]

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17th Sep2019

‘Batman Damned’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Brian Azzarello | Art by Lee Bermejo | Published by DC Black Label | Format: Hardcover, 192pp DC Black Label, which still sounds to me like a perfectly fine Scotch, is an imprint of DC designed to showcase more mature takes on DC characters. To my mind Vertigo already did that back in […]

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16th Sep2019

‘Atar Gull’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Fabien Nury | Art by Brüno | Published by Statix Press/Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 88pp Fabien Nury, the acclaimed artist who brought us the phenomenal The Death of Stalin a couple of years ago, collaborates once again with Brüno (Tyler Cross, Nemo), with Atar Gull, or the Tale of a Modern Slave. This is […]

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13th Sep2019

‘The Riddler: Year of the Villain #1’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mark Russell | Art by Scott Godlewski | Published by DC Comics Another One Shot in the continuing Year of the Villain DC Event comes our way, after last month’s rather excellent Sinestro issue. I’m pleased to see the same scripter, Mark Russell, is back on writing duties as I hugely enjoyed his […]

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12th Sep2019

‘Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #12’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Rachael Stott | Published by Titan Comics With me this book has always been a strange one. Although a Doctor Who fan, I didn’t enjoy the most recent Dr Who TV series. I felt the writing was average, I didn’t really take to this incarnation of The Doctor, […]

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