07th Sep2021

‘Dark Ages #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Tom Taylor | Art by Iban Coello | Published by Marvel Comics I almost didn’t pick this up, as all the advance blurbs I had seen seemed to be promoting yet another ‘event of the month’ type thing. There’s only so many times you can go back to the well when it comes […]

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26th Aug2021

‘Kang the Conqueror #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing | Art by Carlos Magno | Published by Marvel Comics Kang has always been one of those villains that should be an absolute A-lister, right up there with Loki, Doctor Doom, Magneto and Kingpin. For some reason or other, he’s never quite got there. Sure he’s been a regular […]

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17th Aug2021

‘Defenders #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Al Ewing | Art by Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez | Published by Marvel Comics Who doesn’t love The Defenders? Everyone loves an underdog, and the Defenders were the little team that could. Sure, they had heavy hitters as members. Hulk, Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange among many others, but it was the revolving door […]

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27th Jul2021

‘Moon Knight #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jed Mackay | Art by Alessandro Cappuccio | Published by Marvel Comics Moon Knight is one of those characters that you always feel should be bigger than he is. Cool visuals, unique character set up and modus operandi, some great creative people working on him down the years, and yet he just can’t […]

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19th Jul2021

‘Sinister War #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Spencer | Art by Mark Bagley | Published by Marvel Comics I’ve written elsewhere that I’m not Nick Spencer’s biggest fan, and I’ve not been impressed with what he’s done with Peter Parker and the Spider-Man books he’s written. Yet here I am reviewing a Spider-Man book he’s written. Hear me out, […]

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25th Jun2021

‘Heroes Return #1’ (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales | Published by Marvel Comics Although I haven’t reviewed every issue, that would be a bit too much even for me, I have read every issue of the Heroes Reborn/ Return ‘event’. That’s 18 issues in total, and I can honestly say there was […]

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18th Jun2021

‘Venom #35’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Donny Cates, Phillip Kennedy Johnson | Art by Ryan Stegman, Various | Published by Marvel Comics I’ve written in a few previous reviews about my, at best, ambivalence about Venom as a character. I’ve never really took to him. I say that as someone who bought the alien symbiote costume’s first appearance from […]

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15th Jun2021

‘Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Charles Soule | Art by Luke Ross | Published by Marvel Comics Here we are then, the main event. War of the Bounty Hunters has been trailed for quite some time already across the fan press, and we’ve already seen the prelude stuff across the Star Wars, Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader, and Doctor […]

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04th Jun2021

‘Heroes Reborn #5’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by R.M. Guera, Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales | Published by Marvel Comics As event comics go, this has been a pretty fun ride so far. Alongside the main Heroes Reborn book, there have been quite a few one-shots taking longer looks at faces both familiar and not so. All, […]

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25th May2021

‘Shang-Chi #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gene Luen Yang | Art by Dike Ruan | Published by Marvel Comics With the imminent release of the upcoming Shang-Chi movie, I was expecting to see a lot of ‘push’ on the character, and I wasn’t wrong. For me, the Shang-Chi I know and love was the one from the late 1970’s/ […]

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14th May2021

‘Star Wars #13’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Charles Soule | Art by Ramon Rosanas | Published by Marvel Comics Every time I pick up a Star Wars book, it makes me wonder why I’m not picking up more Star Wars books. I always enjoy them when I read them, but for whatever reason they are never top of the pile. […]

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10th May2021

‘Heroes Return #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by Ed McGuiness, Mark Morales | Published by Marvel Comics I mentioned fairly recently that Marvel of late have been muscling in on DC’s territory, with a whole raft of alternate world/ alternate universe/ what if type stuff, across TV, film, and comics. Nothing wrong with that of course, […]

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21st Apr2021

‘Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Chip Zdarsky | Art by Pasqual Ferry | Published By Marvel Comics This is a book that has launched at the perfect time. Why? Firstly, it’s essentially a ‘What If?’ story, just one extended over 4 issues. Nothing wrong with that if there’s enough story in there. Secondly, Marvel are fast catching up […]

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26th Mar2021

‘Alien #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson | Art by Salvador Larroca | Published by Marvel Comics For a franchise that leans heavily on its anti-corporate tone and history, there is a certain irony on Alien now being controlled by Disney. Disney of course bought 20th Century Fox, who own the Alien franchise, and it probably didn’t […]

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24th Mar2021

‘Captain America Anniversary Tribute #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee | Art by Daniel Acuna, Mahmud A. Asrar, Mark Bagley, Joe Bennett, Natacha Bustos and more… DC of late have been putting out a lot of 80th Anniversary one off specials to celebrate some of their big name characters. They’ve been well received, and it seems Marvel […]

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23rd Feb2021

‘The Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Declan Shalvey | Art by Declan Shalvey | Published by Marvel Comics It seems Immortal Hulk reviews by me are like buses, nothing for a while then two come along at the same time. As I said before, Immortal Hulk had been a book I had been meaning to pick up for a […]

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19th Feb2021

Kaiju return in Marvel’s ‘The Trials of Ultraman’

by Phil Wheat

Following his hit Marvel Comics debut, The Rise of Ultraman, Ultraman’s incredible saga will continue next month in a brand-new series. The Trials of Ultraman will see the return of writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna as they dive even deeper into the fascinating Ultraman mythos. The new installment will pick […]

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10th Feb2021

‘Hellions #9’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Zeb Wells | Art by Stephen Segovia | Published by Marvel Comics My tour of books I-haven’t-been-picking-up-but-really-meant-to brings me to the issue I am currently holding in my (virtual) hands, Hellions #9. Being honest, there’s not been much about the more recent X-books that’s particularly appealed to me of late. I’ve been reading […]

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05th Feb2021

‘The Immortal Hulk #43’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Al Ewing | Art by Joe Bennett, Jose/Brabo | Published by Marvel Comics Word of mouth on this book has been blistering hot at times, and I am annoyed that apart from the occasional peek at individual issues I haven’t found time to sit down and read through the run. The Alex Ross […]

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21st Jan2021

‘Avengers #41’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by Javier Garron | Published by Marvel Comics It’s easy as a reviewer to just pick up and review books you know you will like. I’m as guilty as anyone. If I see a certain character guest starring, or a certain creator involved, I will probably pick up that […]

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23rd Dec2020

Marvel anounce ‘Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade’

by Phil Wheat

Following January’s King in Black: Black Knight, acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (X-Men Legacy, X-Force) will continue to pen the legend of the Black Knight in a brand-new series. Launching in March, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade will further expand the fascinating mythology behind the cursed hero and introduce his adventures to a new […]

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23rd Dec2020

Marvel reveal Brett Booth key art for ‘King in Black’

by Phil Wheat

One of the most highly anticipated conflicts in Marvel Comics history arrived earlier this month as Knull, the King in Black and Dark Lord of the symbiotes, descended upon Earth in superstar creative duo Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s King in Black #1! But he did not arrive unopposed. As Knull and his legion of […]

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