11th Dec2018

‘Justice League Vol.1: The Totality’ Review (DC Comics)

by Phil Wheat

Written by Scott Snyder | Art by Jim Cheung, Jorge Jimenez | Published by DC Comics This iteration of the Justice League was never really my Justice League. The big five team of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash (and the likes of Cyborg, Green Lantern etc.) were in fact the antithesis of […]

27th Nov2018

‘Elric Vol 1: The Ruby Throne – Deluxe Edition’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Julien Blondel | Based on the novel by Michael Moorcock | Art by Robin Recht, Didier Poli | Published by Titan Comics Elric. For me, one of the most frustrating characters in fantasy fiction. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to like him. I’ve tried reading the books and the comics, […]

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13th Nov2018

‘The Man of Steel’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Comics)

by Phil Wheat

Written by Brian Michael Bendis | Art by Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes, Jason Fabok | Published by DC Comics A remorseless killer called Rogoal Zaar has arrived on Earth, bringing wide-scale death and destruction in his wake. Only Superman and his cousin, Supergirl, stand between Zaar and […]

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26th Sep2018

‘Crucible of the Vampire’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Graphic novel by Iain Ross-McNamee | Written by Iain Ross-McNamee, John Wolkskel, Darren Lake | Format: A4 Paperback, 120pp This is an odd review for me… You see, when I was asked, following my review of the film from its Berlinale screening back in February, if I’d like to review the graphic novel adaptation of […]

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03rd Aug2018

‘Batman: White Knight’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dan Clark

Writing and Art by Sean Murphy | Published by DC Comics 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, to Christopher Nolan’s Batman in the real world. […]

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12th Jul2018

‘The Beautiful Death’ Graphic Novel Review

by Alain Elliott

Written by Mathieu Bablet | Art by Mathieu Bablet | Published by Titan Comics As far as comic books go, I cant say I’ve read many ‘end of the world-type’ books that didn’t involve zombies. But I have of course watched many films with different ideas, so I was looking forward to see what the […]

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05th Jul2018

‘Dark Knights: Metal – Deluxe Edition’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Scott Snyder | Art by Greg Capullo | Published by DC Comics | Format: Hardcover, 128pp Metal is one of those “event comics” that, even as a more casual reader of DC’s particular brand of comics, was hard to ignore. The bombastic nature of the marketing, the sheer aduklation poured upon the book […]

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08th Jun2018

‘Supergirl: Being Super’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Mariko Tamaki | Art by Joelle Jones | Format: Paperback, 208pp | Published by DC Comics I’ll be honest as a comic reader I tend to stick to Marvel’s output. That’s not to say I’m not a DC fan, it’s more that my desire to read the companies output has waned over the […]

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01st May2018

‘Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman – Deluxe Edition’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics To paraphrase John Lennon, before Action Comics there was nothing. Action Comics was the comic book industry equivalent of the Big Bang. Prior to Action Comics you had comic books, but these were usually collections of previously published newspaper strips, repackaged to encourage […]

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30th Mar2018

‘Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Dan Abnett | Art by Tom Mandrake | Published by Titan Comics I managed to miss this when it first came out, in individual issues, so am pleased to see the collection arrive so I can finally give it a read. I’m probably an easy sell, as I’m a fan of both writer […]

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30th Mar2018

‘Chronicles of Corum Vol. 1′ Graphic Novel Review

by Nik Holman

Written by Mike Baron | Pencils by Mike Mignola | Inks: Rick Burchett | Colors: Ripley Thornhill | Published by Titan Comics I wouldn’t consider myself a fan of Michael Moorcock. Besides the wildly popular Elric tales, I know very little of his work. In fact, I have read only one Elric story, maybe. I […]

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09th Mar2018

‘Green Lantern: Earth One Vol.1′ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman | Art by Gabriel Hardman | Published by DC Comics So, what do you do when you want to draw in new readers to characters you have been publishing for over half a century? Why, you spruce them up of course. While long term fans like myself are happy […]

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01st Mar2018

‘Death to the Tsar’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Fabien Nury | Art by Thierry Robin | Published by Titan Comics I enjoyed the previous effort by these guys so much, I decided to jump straight in on this book. They wrote The Death of Stalin, a fine piece of political satire made all the funnier because most of it was true. […]

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20th Oct2017

‘Assassin’s Creed Reflections’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ian Edginton | Art by Valeria Favoccia | Published by Titan Comics Creatively, Assassin’s Creed is the gift that keeps on giving. Its core concept, of using the Animus to jump into any specific point of time, is essentially a free licence for creators to have fun. And they have, ever since the […]

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03rd Oct2017

‘Batman The Dark Night: Master Race’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello | Art by Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Klaus Jansen, Brad Anderson | Published by DC Comics | Distributed by Penguin Random House The ideas behind Batman The Dark Knight: The Master Race are huge in scope, touching on race, religion, society, etc. There’s a reason this collected book is […]

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11th Jul2017

Interview: Armando Iannucci talks ‘The Death of Stalin’

by Phil Wheat

July 25th sees the bookstore release of The Death of Stalin – ​the graphic novel​ ​​that​ ​inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie,​ ​which hits cinemas soon and includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi (Broadwalk Empire, Reservoir Dogs), Rupert Friend (Homeland),​ ​Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, Arrested […]

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10th Jul2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’

by Dan Clark

Written by Fabien Nury | Art by Thierry Robin | Published by Titan Comics What happens when one of the most powerful men in history passes away? Who is left to pick up the pieces? Does society fall into chaos or erupt into celebration over the news that one of history’s most vicious tyrants has succumb […]

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07th Jul2017

Back This! Special – ‘Aliens in the Outfield’

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest edition of our regular crowdfunding feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This special edition is for a campaign very close to Nerdly’s heart: a Kickstarter to […]

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22nd Jun2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Ravina the Witch?’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Junko Mizuno | Art by Junko Mizuno | Published by Titan Comics A bewitching and beautiful tale of an orphan girl who was raised by crows in a trash heap. One day, a dying witch gifts her with a mysterious magic wand and her life changes forever! Now, the human world is hers […]

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21st Jun2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Warhammer 40K: Will of Iron’

by Richard Axtell

Written by George Mann | Art by Tazio Bettin | Colour by Erica Erin Angiolini | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 112pp After a thousand years of warp storms, the Calaphrax Cluster has re-opened to the universe, and Baltus and his fellow Dark Angel Space Marines join a strike force sent to explore and […]

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30th May2017

Catching Up With the Classics: ‘Y – The Last Man Vol.1′

by Dan Clark

Written by Brian K. Vaughan | Art by Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr. | Published by Vertigo Synopsis: “Y” is none other than unemployed escape artist Yorick Brown (his father was a Shakespeare buff), and he’s seemingly the only male human left alive after a mysterious plague kills all Y-chromosome carriers on earth. But why […]

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17th May2017

‘Faith Vol.3: Superstar’ Review

by Dan Clark

Written by Louise Simonson, Jody Houser | Art by Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts, Louise Simonson | Published by Valiant Getting a new character to work in comics is nearly impossible. The harder a company tries to push a character the more comic fans often reject their efforts.  Faith is not necessarily a brand new character. She has […]

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