06th Jan2021

‘House of El: Book One – The Shadow Threat’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Claudia Gray | Art by Eric Zawadki | Published by DC Comics YA One thing DC has always enjoyed has been to reinvent and revisit some of its characters, and reinterpret them for various reasons. When comics began of course, the primary audience was young boys, so they tended to be pretty simplistic […]

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29th Dec2020

‘Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Masquerade #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Lara Elena Donnelly | Art by Various | Published by Boom Studios Being honest, I had no idea that comics based on Jim Henson’s properties was a thing. Sure, I know about the various attempts at Muppet related stuff, but not much else. When this book showed up in my every-other-day scroll through […]

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22nd Dec2020

‘Doctor Who Comic #2’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics Last issue was fun, wasn’t it? Smacked totally of fan service, but I think we are all fine with that. Take the Thirteenth Doctor, TARDIS and Fam, sprinkle in a dash of The Tenth Doctor, and a cherry on top in […]

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18th Dec2020

‘Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Steve Orlando | Art by Mike Perkins | Published by DC Comics I’ve always had a love/ hate relationship with Crisis on Infinite Earths. Like it or not, it has cast a huge shadow over DC’s output ever since it was published back in the 1980’s. I’ve always appreciated its intent, to clean […]

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15th Dec2020

‘DC’s Very Merry Multiverse #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics It’s that time of year when the Christmas/ Holiday/ Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa Specials come out. Not all different ones of course, but these days the books try and be inclusive and include all the above. DC have cleverly sidestepped the yearly outrage at […]

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14th Dec2020

‘Joker: Killer Smile’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Jeff Lemire | Art by Andrea Sorrentino, Jordie Bellaire | Published by DC Black Label | Format: Hardback, 144pp When DC Comics announced their Black Label offshoot many though it would be a replacement for the Vertigo line, telling all-new stories and creating all-new characters and universes. But in the end it turned […]

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11th Dec2020

‘Blade Runner 2029 #1’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics The ‘jump ahead in time’ storytelling technique is an oldie but goodie. By taking your already established characters and stories and then moving them forward you open up storyline possibilities moving both forwards and backwards. What’s the world like now? What’s […]

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09th Dec2020

Wolverine Wednesday #39

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #6 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic | Colourist: Matthew Wilson | Letters: Cory Petit Right away I found it very annoying this didn’t pick up immediately with the rainbow bridge reveal of last issue. That all probably happened in a different comic. Wolverine #6 is after all part 3 of a 22 […]

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08th Dec2020

‘Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Bryan Hitch | Art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Scott Hanna | Published by DC Comics DC really do know their audience. Every time I think I’ve had enough of these Dark Multiverse books, they stick out one that makes me act like someone propping up the bar at the local. ‘Go on, […]

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07th Dec2020

‘The Union #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Paul Grist | Art by Andrea Di Vito, Paul Grist & Various | Published by Marvel Comics As a British comics fan growing up in the 1970’s,, one of the things I always loved about Marvel was that they genuinely seemed to care about their British fans. They had a strong reprint presence […]

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01st Dec2020

‘Justice League: Endless Winter #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Andy Lanning, Ron Marz | Art by Howard Porter | Published by Marvel Comics Normally for the festive season we get a few specials or one-shots, which are generally entertaining enough to see us through to the New Year. This year, though, I think the marketing and sales departments have been on the […]

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26th Nov2020

‘Marvel #2’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by Marvel Comics Back in the Spring the first issue of this book slipped out, though I don’t think its launch got quite the reception Marvel was expecting. I think it did OK, but wasn’t a game changer as such. The book was two things. One, […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Taskmaster #1’ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jed Mackay | Art by Alessandro Vitti | Published by Marvel Comics I’ve always been partial to a bit of Taskmaster. I was lucky enough to buy the comic in person from a newsagent which had his first appearance in way back in 1980 (Avengers #195 for those keeping count). It was part […]

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20th Nov2020

‘Teen Titans: Beast Boy’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Kami Garcia | Art by Gabriel Picolo | Format: Paperback, 208pp | Published by DC Comics YA I’m getting the distinct impression that Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo enjoy two things. One, working together. This is their second effort together, after last year’s Teen Titans: Raven Young Adult book, and they have a […]

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19th Nov2020

‘Blade Runner 2019 #12’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics So, this is the wrap up of what has been essentially one over arching storyline, albeit one split between three story arcs. A beginning, middle, and end if you will. The best thing this first year has done has been to […]

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18th Nov2020

‘Doctor Who Comic #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics With all the Time Lord Victorious shenanigans going on in the Dr. Who world (do read it, it’s great stuff), it’s easy to forget the bread and butter on the Who schedule. Namely, the main book featuring the current Thirteenth Doctor. […]

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12th Nov2020

‘Scarenthood #1’ Review (IDW Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Roche | Art by Nick Roche | Published by IDW Comics Nick Roche is one of those creators who flies under the radar a little. Despite working in the field for getting on for two decades, he probably is best known for some of his more mainstream Marvel work. That aside, he […]

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09th Nov2020

‘Kerry and the Knight of the Forest’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Andi Watson | Published by Crown Books | Format: Hardback, 288pp Andi Watson, who wrote the wonderfully whimsical Glister a few years ago, brings us Kerry and the Knight of the Forest, a middle-grade graphic novel that follows Kerry who is led astray into a forest full of weird and wonderfully fantastical creatures. […]

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06th Nov2020

‘Crossover #1’ Review (Image Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Geoff Shaw | Published by Image Comics This book is like one of those film trailers you see over and over months before the film itself actually comes out. I’ve been hearing about Crossover for a while, and anticipation has been building steadily. Unlike most trailers, though, advance […]

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05th Nov2020

‘Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman Hush #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson | Art by Dexter Soy | Published by DC Comics I’ve been dipping into these Dark Multiverse books and crossovers for a while now, and as you would expect they have been of mixed quality. Generally, though, they’ve hit more home runs than strikes. The positive thing is that as […]

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04th Nov2020

Wolverine Wednesday #38

by Ian Wells

I made the decision to review both issues of Wolverine that tie into X of Swords as one post, and as we are now going into a second lockdown I’m not sure how my LCS will be operating. So this week I will be catching up and giving a review of X-Force having recently picked […]

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30th Oct2020

‘Batgirl #50’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Cecil Castellucci | Art by Emanuela Lupacchino, Various | Published by DC Comics First off, full confession, I have not read a single issue of this book before this one. No particular reason, but there are only so many hours in the day, and this was not a book that really registered on […]

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