07th Jun2019

‘The Dreaming Vol.1: Pathways & Emanations’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Neil Gaiman, Simon Spurrier | Art by Bilquis Evely | Published by DC Vertigo | Format: Paperback, 200pp Ah, Vertigo, the house that Neil built. Gaiman that is. Without Neil Gaiman there would probably be no Vertigo, or at least not the successful imprint it became. Being fair, it’s also right to say […]

24th May2019

‘Life is Strange Vol.1: Dust’ Graphic Novel Review

by Xenia Grounds

Written by Emma Vieceli | Art by Claudia Leonardi | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 112pp WARNING: This review will contain huge spoilers for one of the endings of the first Life is Strange. If you have any interest in playing it and don’t want to know what can happen in the finale […]

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24th May2019

‘Newbury & Hobbes Vol. 1: The Undying’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by George Mann | Art by Dan Boultwood | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Softcover, 162pp Victorian London is stalked by supernatural threats, and the tandem of Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes must do their damnedest to defend it. This is a steampunk tale of crime, mystery and mayhem written by […]

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17th May2019

‘The Last Amazon’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Jamison Stone, David Granjo | Published by Apotheosis Studios The Last Amazon had a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018. Produced by Apotheosis Studios and created by Jamison Stone and David Granjo, it aimed to tell a story in a fresh new way, taking unique turns in how it wanted to reveal its narrative. […]

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14th May2019

‘Six Days’ Graphic Novel Review (DC/Vertigo)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Robert Venditti, Kevin Maurer | Art by Andrea Mutti | Colours by Lee Loughridge | Published by DC/Vertigo | Format: Hardback, 148pp I’d imagine the average comic book reader is like me, they read comic books as they enjoy the escapism and the larger than life heroics. Although there has always been a healthy indie […]

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08th May2019

‘Superman: Action Comics Vol.1 – Invisible Mafia’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Brian Michael Bendis | Art by Ryan Sook, Patrick Gleason, Yanick Paquette, Wade Von Grawbadger | Published by DC Comics | Format: Hardcover, 160pp The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel graphic novel still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age as The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster; and a […]

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27th Mar2019

‘Mera: Tidebreaker’ Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Danielle Paige | Art by Stephen Byrne | Format: Paperback, 192pp | Published by DC Ink This is the second of the DC Ink books I have reviewed, the first being Under The Moon, a young Selina Kyle/ Catwoman story. I expect the approach to the characters in this to be as fresh […]

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21st Mar2019

‘Super Sons: The PolarShield Project’ Review (DC Zoom)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ridley Pearson | Art by Ile Gonzalez | Format: Paperback, 160pp | Published by DC Zoom DC Zoom, of which this volume is one of the launch titles, is an imprint aimed at the 8-12 age range. That, of course, was probably the age range comics were actually aimed at once upon a […]

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08th Mar2019

‘Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale’ Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Lauren Myracle | Art by Isaac Goodhart | Format: Paperback, 208pp | Published by DC Ink Once upon a time DC Comics were quite the innovators. Usually at the forefront of advances in the industry, be it the first limited series, prestige format comics, mature theme material, even web comics. They’ve usually dipped […]

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07th Feb2019

‘Mister Miracle: The Complete Series’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Tom King | Art by Mitch Gerads | Format: 300pp, Paperback | Published by DC Comics I think it’s fair to say that Mister Miracle has always been, at the very best, a second tier character. The best thing he had going for him was that he was created by Jack Kirby himself, […]

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01st Feb2019

Competition: Win a ‘Crucible of the Vampire’ bundle!

by Phil Wheat

Making its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival and garnering rave reviews at other major festivals and even right here on Nerdly, Iain Ross-McNamee’s gothic chiller Crucible of the Vampire comes to UK cinemas today, 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and […]

13th Jan2019

Competition: Win a ‘Rivers of London’ graphic novel collection

by Phil Wheat

Spring Breakers meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on the banks of the Thames in Rivers of London: Water Weed the new graphic novel from Rivers of London creator Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel. The sixth graphic novel in the phenomenally successful Rivers Of London series, Water Weed features wizarding cop Peter Grant, as […]

10th Jan2019

Book Review: ‘Lovecraft’ by I.N.J. Culbard

by Phil Wheat

Written by I.N.J. Culbard  | Art by I.N.J. Culbard | Based on the stories by H.P. Lovecraft | Published by SelfMadeHero Graphic novel-come-book Lovecraft gathers together four of I.N.J. Culbard’s adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s tales of horror – The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and The […]

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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 […]

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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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