12th Aug2022

‘X-Men Legends #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Roy Thomas | Art by Dave Wachter | Published by Marvel Comics Let’s be honest, these new stories that slot into old continuity have been very hit and miss. They get a lot of goodwill from the nostalgia crowd (guilty as charged) but don’t always do enough to really merit their existence. Although […]

21st Jul2022

‘The Mandalorian #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Rodney Barnes | Art by Georges Jeanty, Karl Story | Published by Marvel Comics It says something for just how good The Mandalorian TV show is that I was amazed when I read that this was the first appearance of Mando in a comic. He feels so familiar now, so much a part […]

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15th Jul2022

‘Daredevil #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Chip Zdarsky | Art by Marco Checchetto | Published by Marvel Comics I can’t remember the last time I reviewed a Daredevil book which, on the face of it, is unusual. Daredevil is one of my top three Marvel characters, and one I’ve been a huge fan of since the late 70’s/ early […]

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05th Jul2022

‘The Variants #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gail Simone | Art by Phil Noto | Published by Marvel Comics This is one of those books that knew it would be taking our money from the very start. Firstly, its multiverse stuff. That’s gold at the moment. Secondly, it’s got everyone’s favourite bad girl Jessica Jones as the star. I suspect […]

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30th Jun2022

‘New Fantastic Four #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Peter David | Written by Alan Robinson | Published by Marvel Comics Everyone loves a supergroup, and that’s as true in comics as it is in any other field. Back in 1991, the biggest characters at Marvel were Gray Hulk, Wolverine (of course), Ghost Rider, and Spider-Man. Punisher too, but that version of […]

21st Jun2022

‘Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly | Art by Carmen Carnero | Published by Marvel Comics Been a while since I last checked in on a Captain America book, mainly because there’s so much other stuff going on comics-wise Cap’s become old news. No new Captain America movie/tv stuff (not including Sam Wilson of course) […]

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24th May2022

‘Savage Avengers #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by David Pepose | Art by Carlos Magno | Published by Marvel Comics Some books you don’t need, you don’t even want, until someone thinks them up and you think ‘oh yes’. If that involves Conan the Barbarian front and centre on the cover then even better. We are, of course, talking about Savage […]

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13th May2022

‘Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jonathan Hickman, Murewa Ayodele, Marc Guggenheim | Art by Chris Bachalo, Dotun Akande, Jorge Fornes | Published by Marvel Comics Someone’s clearly flavour of the month right now. Moon Knight was always one of those second-tier characters with a small but loyal fan base. He’s proved a remarkably easy to use blank canvas […]

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02nd May2022

‘The Amazing Spider-Man #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Zeb Wells | Art by John Romita Jr, Scott Hanna | Published by Marvel Comics They say if you live long enough you see everything come around full circle. Flairs, stonewashed jeans, Spider-Man first issues… I can’t even remember how many first issues of Spider-Man books I both have, and have read. Do […]

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28th Mar2022

‘Wolverine: Patch #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Larry Hamma | Art by Andrea Di Vito, Le Beau Underwood | Published by Marvel Comics Everything old is new again. The return of the Patch persona, from Wolverine’s Madripoor days, is another in Marvel’s recent nostalgia push. As their main line of books modernizes, with changes to characters and themes not universally […]

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16th Mar2022

‘Punisher #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by Jesus Saiz, Paul Azaceta | Published by Marvel Comics How do you solve a problem like Frank Castle? The Punisher has had a wild career since Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru created him way back in 1974. Originally a pretty clear cut villain, his popularity […]

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01st Mar2022

‘Ghost Rider #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Benjamin Percy | Art by Cory Smith | Published by Marvel Comics You know how you have good friends sometimes, and you just fall out of touch over time, through no fault of your own. That’s my relationship with Johnny Blaze. I loved Ghost Rider back in the 1980s, and have most of […]

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22nd Feb2022

‘Iron Fist #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alyssa Wong | Art by Michael Yg | Published by Marvel Comics So, what’s this then? A new Iron Fist book? Last I saw Danny Rand had lost all his powers. And had blond hair. The guy on the front cover is clearly Iron Fist, but not a blond hair to be seen. […]

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26th Jan2022

Wolverine Wednesday #49

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #19 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Javi Fernandez | Colourist: Matthew Wilson | Letters: Cory Petit I didn’t think it was possible to get a great standalone issue in modern comics, especially in the Krakoan Age of X-Men comics we are currently in. But I am always happy to be proven wrong! What I […]

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24th Jan2022

‘Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by J.M. DeMatteis | Art by David Baldeon | Published by Marvel Comics Retro certainly seems to be in the air at Marvel these days. After my last review, which was looking at the ‘new’ Silver Surfer book that is written and drawn by its old 90’s creative team, we now get J.M DeMatteis […]

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21st Jan2022

‘Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ron Marz | Art by Ron Lim, Don Ho | Published by Marvel Comics When I saw this on the schedule it was a no-brainer pick up. Back in the day I loved the early 1990’s Silver Surfer run, originally started by the dream team of Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers. Batons, of […]

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13th Jan2022

‘Elektra: Red, White and Blood #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Charles Soule, Leonardo Romero, Declan Shalvey | Art by Mark Bagley, John Dell, Leonardo Romero, Simone D’Armini | Published by Marvel Comics Elektra is a character that Marvel just can’t seem to make an A-lister. They’ve tried many different approaches down the years, some have worked, most haven’t, but the fact remains that […]

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03rd Jan2022

‘Timeless #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jed Mackay | Art by Various | Published by Marvel Comics Love the ,er, love that Kang is getting from Marvel these days. I’ve always loved him, and that includes that goofy green and purple costume that used to get so much hate. To my mind he’s always been one of the big […]

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13th Dec2021

‘Devil’s Reign #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Chip Zdarsky | Art by Marco Checchetto | Published by Marvel Comics Oh look, it’s another ‘event’ book. Soon monthly books will probably cease to exist, considering how many of these event books both Marvel and DC pump out these days. Not a criticism, as publishers will just follow what the consumer wants. […]

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25th Nov2021

‘Hulk #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Ryan Ottley | Published by Marvel Comics Bad news is, no more Immortal Hulk. That book was consistently at the top of my must read list. It took a very familiar mythology, twisted it around a little, and made it seem new and fresh. The good news is, […]

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05th Oct2021

‘Darkhold Alpha #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Steve Orlando | Art by Cian Tormey | Published by Marvel Comics Another big ‘nothing will ever be the same etc etc’ number one issue. Sigh. Whenever I see these I am simultaneously disappointed and intrigued. Disappointed in that so many of these have the feeling of déjà vu. There’s only so many […]

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27th Sep2021

‘The Death of Doctor Strange #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jed Mackay | Art by Lee Garbett | Published by Marvel Comics Firstly, what a stunning cover. Reminds me of the Frank Brunner stuff from the 1970’s. If that’s what Kaare Andrews was shooting for, it’s a bullseye. If not, a damn good unintended tribute. So, it’s another Marvel event, albeit a mini-one […]

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