29th Jul2020

‘Empyre: The Avengers #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jim Zub | Art by Carlos Magno | Published by Marvel Comics In my recent review of Empyre #1 I made the point that Marvel of late didn’t have the greatest track record when it came to these big crossover events. Empyre #1, though, was a pleasant surprise, and I am certainly looking […]

23rd Jul2020

‘Empyre #1: Directors Cut’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Al Ewing | Art by Valerio Schiti | Published by Marvel Comics So we’ve had the foreplay of Empyre #0, along with a few hints and pointers in titles along the way, and Marvel’s Summer crossover event now stands before us in all its glory. Event it most certainly is, as to read […]

15th Jul2020

‘Strange Academy #2’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Skottie Young | Art by Humberto Ramos | Published by Marvel Comics This is one of those books that I have picked up purely due to word of mouth. Issue 1 passed me by, but I started to hear good things, had a look at the first issue, loved it, and here I […]

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06th Jul2020

‘Marvels Snapshots: Captain America #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mark Russell | Art by Ramon Perez | Published by Marvel Comics As these Snapshot books are supposed to be walks down Marvel’s memory lane, with a side helping of modern relevance, it was inevitable that some form of homage to Jack Kirby would take place. In terms of which character to use, […]

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03rd Jun2020

‘The Avengers #33’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jason Aaron | Art by Javier Garron | Published by Marvel Comics Continuing my trawl of picking up books I haven’t checked in on in a long while, I have found myself with issue 33 of The Avengers. Couple of reasons I chose this. One, I’ve loved The Avengers for over 40 years […]

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29th May2020

‘The Amazing Spider-Man #43’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Spencer | Art by Ryan Ottley | Published by Marvel Comics It’s been a good couple of months since I picked up a Marvel book, with the obvious fall in both books being put out by Marvel and by real world distribution issues related to Covid-19. DC have been stealing a march […]

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08th May2020

‘Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alyssa Wong | Art by Marika Cresta | Published by Marvel Comics Star Wars has always fared well in comic book form, even more so than you would expect from the natural overlap between comics and science fiction movies. If there’s something that comic book fans love it’s continuity, world building, and mythology, […]

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26th Mar2020

‘Marvels Snapshots: Fantastic Four #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer | Art by Benjamin Dewey | Published by Marvel Comics Following hot on the heels of the rather fantastic Sub-Mariner Snapshot issue, Namor of course being one of the launch characters of Timely Comics Golden Age books, we move on to the Fantastic Four. Why them? Well, the Fantastic […]

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13th Mar2020

‘Marvel Snapshots: Sub-Mariner #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Brennert | Art by Jerry Ordway | Published by Marvel Comics Us old fan boys do tend to do a lot of moaning about some of the comics put out these days, (what those fanboys actually mean is those comics aren’t the same as the ones they used to read decades ago, […]

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04th Mar2020

‘Fantastic Four: Grimm Noir #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gerry Duggan | Art by Ron Garney | Published by Marvel Comics I’m assuming if you are reading this that you like superhero comics. I certainly do. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy taking in a lot of different genres, but ultimately always come back to the big guys in tights punching each […]

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20th Feb2020

‘Gwen Stacy #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Christos Gage | Art by Todd Nauck | Published by Marvel Comics I was always a Gwen Stacy guy. Sure, Mary Jane had all the great one liners and looked spectacular, but Gwen had the class and grace. Gwen also features heavily in one of the most notorious events in Spider-Man’s history (spoiler […]

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29th Jan2020

‘Guardians of the Galaxy #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Al Ewing | Art by Juann Cabal | Published by Marvel Comics How many times can you reboot a book I hear you cry. Well, this being Marvel/ Disney, quite a few times as it turns out. The days of tight continuity and ongoing books are pretty much gone now, and it seems […]

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23rd Jan2020

‘Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Kelly Thompson | Art by Mattia De Iulis | Published by Marvel Comics I’ve always loved Jessica Jones, ever since her first appearance back in 2001. (Nineteen years?! where did that go) Her original series, Alias, was created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, with fab David Mack covers, and is […]

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24th Dec2019

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Charles Soule | Art by Will Sliney | Published by Marvel Comics As a small indie film has just come out, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I thought it only polite to review a connected book, throw some much needed publicity their way. I know, I know, ha ha. Jokes aside, this […]

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28th Nov2019

‘Marvel 2099: Alpha #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Spencer | Art by Viktor Bogdanovic | Published by Marvel Comics I’ve written elsewhere that I had become in more recent years quite jaded by the big crossover event, or the ‘buy 36 books to get the whole picture’ event. Good storytelling was being jettisoned in favour of editorial control, and the […]

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19th Nov2019

‘Morbius: The Living Vampire #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Vita Ayala | Art by Marcelo Ferreira | Published by Marvel Comics Let’s be honest here, Michael Morbius has had several shots at solo stardom down the years and none have really taken. He’s a perfectly decent supporting character or guest star, but suffers from the same problems that all ‘fad’ characters do. […]

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04th Nov2019

‘The Amazing Mary Jane #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Leah Williams | Art by Carlos Gomez | Published by Marvel Comics Seems quite appropriate to review this, as my last review was for a comic starring Lois Lane. Just as she will forever be ‘Superman’s girlfriend’, Mary Jane Watson will forever be ‘Spider-Man’s girlfriend’. The key difference between the two I guess […]

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25th Oct2019

‘Marvel Tales feat. Ghost Rider #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by Marvel Comics I kind of felt honour bound to review this, with Halloween in our not too distant future. Can you think of many better characters than Ghost Rider at this time of year. I also have a more personal connection in that, every Halloween […]

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19th Sep2019

‘Age of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Tom Taylor | Art by Leonard Kirk, Cory Hamscher | Published by Marvel Comics Marvel, obviously directed by parent company Disney, are sure getting their money’s worth from Star Wars. Disney have an extensive movie and TV slate coming up (doesn’t The Mandalorian look fantastic), and seem to see Marvel’s books as another […]

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09th Sep2019

‘Alpha Flight: True North #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jim Zub, Jed McKay, Ed Brisson | Art by Max Dunbar, Scott Hepburn, Djibril Morissette-Phan | Published by Marvel Comics Fans of Alpha Flight have been pretty hard done by in recent years. Although the John Byrne written and drawn first 28 issues remain fan favourites to this day (the first 13 issues […]

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27th Aug2019

‘Marvel Tales Featuring X-Men #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by Marvel Comics I remember reading recently that DC Comics top brass were a little miffed that their more recent stuff is still being outsold by their older stuff. Like classic coke beating new coke, the people at the top always seem to be the last […]

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13th Aug2019

‘Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1-10’ Review

by Phil Wheat

I’m a huge fan of Spider-Gwen. At first drawn to the look of the character, which is easily one of the best designs to have come out of Marvel in years, it turned out she was, across numerous books, a well-written and well-formed character too. Like Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen was flawed, more human than super-human […]

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