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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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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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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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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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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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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06th May2020

‘Superman Smashes the Klan’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gene Luen Yang | Art by Gurihiru | Published by DC Comics (YA Imprint) The thing that I like the most about DC’s concerted push into the High School and Young Adult markets is that there’s nothing half-hearted about it. They’ve been happy to take chances, even at the risk of alienating some […]

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05th May2020

Top 5: Favourite DC Female Super Villains

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Birds of Prey and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn available now on digital platforms, we’ve delved into the DC universe to seek out some of the best Female Super Villains that made their way to screen (not the comics). From their mischievous wit to their mastery of manipulation, […]

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30th Apr2020

‘Aquaman: Deep Dives #2’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Gray | Art by Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan | Published by DC Digital As DC are putting out their digital first offerings so fast and furious, I managed to miss issue 1 of the new Aquaman digital first offering. Boo. Luckily enough that story, featuring fan favourite Black Manta, was self contained, […]

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29th Apr2020

‘The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1’ (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gail Simone | Art by Clayton Henry | Published by DC Digital With the temporary suspension of new weekly print comics coming out from all the big publishers, they are increasingly starting to appreciate just how important digital now is to their business model. Digital books aren’t affected by lockdowns, distributor woes, postal […]

17th Apr2020

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue #2’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini | Art by Ty Templeton | Published by DC Comics The first issue of this book was something of a critical darling, was it not? Completely understandable of course, as it was superb stuff. Superb in the sense it pulled us back into the Batman animated universe as though […]

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08th Apr2020

‘Batman: Last Knight on Earth’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Scott Snyder | Art by Greg Capullo | Published by DC Comics/DCBlack Label | Format: Hardback, 200pp The world of comics has long been filled with different versions of Batman. He is basically the Madonna of comics, reinventing himself for each new generation: from Adam West’s campy portrayal, to Frank Millers’ Dark Knight, […]

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02nd Apr2020

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini | Art by Ty Templeton | Published by DC Comics If you weren’t excited to see this book hit the stands, then you can just collect up all your stuff and get out right now. Batman: The Animated Series, which aired in the early to mid 1990’s, is probably […]

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31st Mar2020

‘The Oracle Code’ Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Marieke Nijkamp | Illustrated by Manuel Preitano | Published by DC Ink/DC Comics | Format: Paperback, 208pp So now it’s Barbara Gordon’s turn. DC have been steadily working their way through their roll call of strong female characters for these Young Adults/ High School level books. So far we’ve had young Mera (Aquaman’s […]

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24th Mar2020

‘Robin: 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics I’ve written elsewhere that I seem to have reviewed a whole lot of these over-sized DC Special’s of late. Not a complaint, mind you, far from it. DC could have quite easily stuck out a load of old reprints and hastily cobbled together […]

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11th Mar2020

‘The Flash #750’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics I seem to be reviewing a whole lot of 80 Page Giants of late, most of which have been appearing from DC. That’s not a complaint mind you. I’m still an avid collector of the DC Dollar Comics issues from the late 1970’s […]

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19th Feb2020

‘Superman Heroes #1’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics When a book proudly proclaims on its cover ‘The future of the DC Universe begins here!’, it’s hard not to pick it up just to see if it’s true or not. Throw in the fact it’s an […]

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12th Feb2020

‘DC’s Crimes of Passion: 80 Page Giant’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics When you have read as many comics down the years as me, literally in the tens of thousands, you’ve pretty much seen it all. Quirky indie books? Check. Blockbuster multi-title crossovers? Check. Inter-company books? Check. Monthly books published on time? Che….er, well I’ve […]

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