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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11th Sep2019

‘Robotech #24’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Simon Furman | Art by Hendry Prasetya | Published by Titan Comics I’m still mightily impressed that, 24 issues in, this book not only continues to please long term and casual fan alike, but that it also can still throw surprises at us. Virtually every issue also brings a payoff for a long […]

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11th Sep2019

Wolverine Wednesday #28

by Ian Wells

Dead Man Logan #10 Writer: Ed Brisson | Artist: Mike Henderson |  Colourist: Nolan Woodard | Letters: Cory Petit After a couple of issues of scene setting for Logan’s return to The Wastelands we get an action heavy issue. This is a smart move by Brisson as it gets the metaphorical adrenaline pumping in reading […]

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09th Sep2019

‘Alpha Flight: True North #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jim Zub, Jed McKay, Ed Brisson | Art by Max Dunbar, Scott Hepburn, Djibril Morissette-Phan | Published by Marvel Comics Fans of Alpha Flight have been pretty hard done by in recent years. Although the John Byrne written and drawn first 28 issues remain fan favourites to this day (the first 13 issues […]

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06th Sep2019

‘Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mariko Tamaki | Art by Steve Pugh | Published by DC Ink Most reviews tend to start with a positive, so I’ll buck the trend. I don’t really Like Harley Quinn. There, I said it. Although currently the darling of some fans and a patron saint of female cosplayers, I find the character […]

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04th Sep2019

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mairghread Scott | Art by Ornella Savarese | Published by Boom Studios To everyone of a certain age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has a special place in their heart. Running from 1997 to 2003, for seven seasons Joss Whedon broke boundaries and genres, and if the show went off the rails a little […]

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04th Sep2019

‘Archie: Vol.1’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Mark Waid | Art by Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish | Published by Archie Comics | Format: Paperback, 160pp I previously penned an article here on Nerdly about the Archieverse and the various titles, old and new, to come from this wonderful world of comics. I mentioned in said article that I […]

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30th Aug2019

‘Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: Saturn Returns #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mike Mignola, Scott Allie | Art by Christopher Mitten | Published by Dark Horse Comics I still can’t believe that Hellboy first appeared way back in 1993, a full 26 years ago. Being one of the more ahem, classic, fans I remember when the character first appeared (I still have that book by […]

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27th Aug2019

‘Marvel Tales Featuring X-Men #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by Marvel Comics I remember reading recently that DC Comics top brass were a little miffed that their more recent stuff is still being outsold by their older stuff. Like classic coke beating new coke, the people at the top always seem to be the last […]

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22nd Aug2019

‘Blade Runner 2019 #2’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Green, Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics Well issue 1 of Blade Runner 2019 sure lived up to expectations, did it not? Although the events of the Blade Runner film were never directly mentioned or referenced, we were in no doubt this was the same world, […]

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19th Aug2019

‘The Death-Defying Devil #1’ Review (Dynamite Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gail Simone | Art by Walter Geovani | Published by Dynamite Entertainment Did you know that Gail Simone was writing Daredevil? Yep. Sort of. She’s writing THIS Daredevil, not the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen over at the House of Ideas. For those not in the know, this Death-Defying ‘Devil is Dynamite’s interpretation of the […]

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