08th Apr2020

‘Batman: Last Knight on Earth’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Scott Snyder | Art by Greg Capullo | Published by DC Comics/DCBlack Label | Format: Hardback, 200pp 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, […]

07th Apr2020

‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Something Wicked #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Kelly Thompson | Art by Veronica & Andy Fish | Published by Archie Comics Word of mouth is still very much a thing in the entertainment world. Films, TV, books, and comics all benefit I would imagine as much from strong word of mouth as from advertising. Sabrina is a case in point. […]

02nd Apr2020

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini | Art by Ty Templeton | Published by DC Comics If you weren’t excited to see this book hit the stands, then you can just collect up all your stuff and get out right now. Batman: The Animated Series, which aired in the early to mid 1990′s, is probably […]

31st Mar2020

‘The Oracle Code’ Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Marieke Nijkamp | Illustrated by Manuel Preitano | Published by DC Ink/DC Comics | Format: Paperback, 208pp So now it’s Barbara Gordon’s turn. DC have been steadily working their way through their roll call of strong female characters for these Young Adults/ High School level books. So far we’ve had young Mera (Aquaman’s […]

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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24th Mar2020

‘Robin: 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics I’ve written elsewhere that I seem to have reviewed a whole lot of these over-sized DC Special’s of late. Not a complaint, mind you, far from it. DC could have quite easily stuck out a load of old reprints and hastily cobbled together […]

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23rd Mar2020

‘Star Trek Discovery: Aftermath’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Kristen Beyer, Mike Johnson | Art by Tony Shasteen, Angel Hernandez | Published by IDW Publishing | Format: Paperback, 96pp Set after the disappearance of the U.S.S. Discovery (at the end of season 2 of the show), Aftermath sees Captain Pike and Chancellor L’Rell seek to forge a new peace treaty between the Federation […]

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17th Mar2020

‘Blade Runner 2019 #7′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Green, Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics This arc, as I mentioned last time round, took something of a left turn by taking place several years after the first story, and by transferring the action off world. On top of that, the big bad Tyrell Corporation […]

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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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12th Mar2020

‘An Embarrassment of Witches’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Sophie Goldstein, Jenn Jordan | Art by Sophie Goldstein | Published by Top Shelf Productions | Format: Paperback, 204pp Life after college isn’t turning out exactly as Rory and Angela had planned. Rory, recently dumped at the gate of her flight to Australia, needs to find a new life path ASAP. What do […]

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11th Mar2020

‘The Flash #750′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics I seem to be reviewing a whole lot of 80 Page Giants of late, most of which have been appearing from DC. That’s not a complaint mind you. I’m still an avid collector of the DC Dollar Comics issues from the late 1970′s […]

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06th Mar2020

‘Captain Marvel: Cosmic CAT-tastrophe’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Sam Maggs | Art by Sweeney Boo | Published by IDW Publishing / Marvel Comics I must confess that when this book first came across my desk, I thought it was Marvel’s attempt to jump on DC’s bandwagon. DC have been producing a very good series of Young Adult (12-16) and Middle Grade […]

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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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04th Mar2020

Wolverine Wednesday #32

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #1 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artists: Adam Kubert & Viktor Bogdanovic | Colourists: Frank Martin and Matthew Wilson | Letters: Cory Petit There best there is at what he does returns and what he does best this time is come back with a bang! A bouble bang really as this is a double sized […]

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28th Feb2020

‘Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor – Year 2 #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics The saying ‘hit the ground running’ is often overused, but I think it’s fair to say that Jody Houser’s first story arc of Year 2 for The Thirteenth Doctor has done just that. Having just discovered that this first arc, a […]

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26th Feb2020

‘Death to the Army of Darkness #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ryan Parrott | Art by Jacob Edgar | Published by Dynamite Entertainment For a franchise that started way back in 1982, as a low budget indie film, The Evil Dead has sure got some staying power. Actually shot in 1979, it took a couple of years to get released, but then became a […]

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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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19th Feb2020

‘Superman Heroes #1′ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics When a book proudly proclaims on its cover ‘The future of the DC Universe begins here!’, it’s hard not to pick it up just to see if it’s true or not. Throw in the fact it’s an […]

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18th Feb2020

‘Blade Runner 2019 #6′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Green, Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics Second story arcs are always tricky, maintaining that initial enthusiasm and buzz, but the new story arc Green and Johnson started last issue was a doozy. They took all the things that everyone really enjoyed from the first 4 […]

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13th Feb2020

‘Predator: Hunters III #1′ Review (Dark Horse Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Chris Warner | Art by Brian Thies | Published by Dark Horse Comics Dark Horse Comics must thank their lucky stars every year that they managed to get their mitts on the Predator franchise many moons ago, as it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Going way back to 1989, Predator: Concrete Jungle […]

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12th Feb2020

‘DC’s Crimes of Passion: 80 Page Giant’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics When you have read as many comics down the years as me, literally in the tens of thousands, you’ve pretty much seen it all. Quirky indie books? Check. Blockbuster multi-title crossovers? Check. Inter-company books? Check. Monthly books published on time? Che….er, well I’ve […]

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10th Feb2020

‘Blackbird: Volume 1′ Graphic Novel Review (Image Comics)

by Chris Cummings

Written by Sam Humphries | Art by Jen Bartel | Published by Image Comics | Format: Paperback, 168pp From writer Sam Humphries (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and artist Jen Bartel (Black Panther) comes a new Image Comics neo-noir series. I was immediately struck by the gorgeous cover of the trade paperback which was also the cover […]

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