02nd Jul2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Extinction Parade – Volume 1’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Max Brooks | Illustrated by Raulo Caceres | Published by Avatar Press | Format: Paperback, 160pp In pop culture it’s fair to say that vampires and zombies are still the most popular monsters right now.  With World War Z Max Brooks created a zombie apocalypse that fans loved (in book form at least) […]

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19th Jun2014

‘Alien Legion: Uncivil War #1’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Chuck Dixon, Carl Potts | Art by Larry Stroman | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp As a civil war breaks out on one of the rim worlds in the galaxy, hundreds of refugees flee the system, seeking asylum in safer areas. However, it is up to Force Nomad, a team of specialists, to […]

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01st Jun2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Secret Service – Kingsman’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Mark Millar | Art by Dave Gibbons | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 160pp With the publicity train for Kingsman: The Secret Service finally making a move and providing us with a trailer, we’ve been shown what we can expect.   After my initial viewing, I thought would be a good idea to finally […]

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30th May2014

‘Wynter: Issue 1 & 2’ Comic Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Guy Hasson | Art by Aron Elekes | Published by New World Comics | Format: Digital Only In the future, dreams are recorded at night for people to watch and follow if they like them. Apps are in people’s minds, displaying images in front of them. Technology is everywhere. Liz Wynter isn’t special. She […]

27th May2014

Comic Review: ‘Ordinary #1’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Rob Williams | Art by D’Israeli | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp It is just another day for Michael. He has overslept. He is late for work. The local thug Haka, is demanding the money Michael owes him again. Just another normal day. Then things, in the comic named Ordinary, take a […]

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18th May2014

‘The Kill Screen #1: I Love You’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Mike Garley | Art by Josh Sherwell | Lettering by Mike Stock | Format: Paperback, 32pp RRP £3.50 Humanity has reached its Kill Screen. Computer errors have transcended from their digital world and have infected the real one, destroying everything in their way. The result is a bitter battle for survival for the humans […]

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30th Apr2014

‘Interesting Tymes’ Comic Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Dave McCluskey | Art & Lettering by Andrew Morrice | Published by Evil Moose Comics | Format: Paperback, 44pp The comic Interesting Tymes begins with the reader in the care of Edward D’ammage, a delightfully pale fellow who is hosting the evening with six short stories of terror, excitement, adventure and horror. Starting with a […]

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09th Apr2014

Graphic Novel Review: Doing Time

by Richard Axtell

Written by Brady Sullivan | Art by Amilton Santos | Published by Back Row Comics | Format: Paperback/Digital comic, 78pp Jeffery Tiller is in jail. But he isn’t in any old jail. This jail has a top of the line security system in the form of a bracelet placed on every inmates arm. You want to escape? […]

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03rd Apr2014

‘Dexter’s Half Dozen: Issues 1-3’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Produced by Jamie Lambert and Dave Clifford | Published by Bearded Skull Comics/Deadstar Publishing | Format: Paperback, B&W Why are the Nazis sending all their bodies to a castle in Germany? Why are they hoarding occult artefacts? These questions were meant to be answered by a spy sent into the heart of Nazi Germany’s supernatural division […]

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02nd Apr2014

Comic Review: ‘Alien in the Outfield’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Jack Kirby | Art by Mat Barnett | Format: Paperback and/or Digital Download [Editors Note: Alien in the Outfield is written by Nerdly’s own Jack Kirby. However in order for this review to be fair and balanced that fact was not divulged to our newest team member Richard, who penned this particular review] Baseball. Aliens. The […]

24th Mar2014

Graphic Novel Review: Über – Volume 1

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Kieron Gillen | Illustrated by Caanan White | Published by Avatar Press | Format: Paperback, 176 pp When I started to read Über: Volume 1 I wasn’t exactly sure how to feel about what I was reading.  With an ambiguous sense of who are the heroes and who are the villains in the first half […]

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21st Mar2014

Panel Discussion #30

by Phil Wheat

I’m flying solo again for this installment of Panel Discussion, taking a look at one of my most-anticipated mini-series in years, Revolutionary War, as well as a couple of new Titan Comics releases – Batman: Arkham #2 and Arrow #3; as well as the independent Irish sci-fi comic Leap. Revolutionary War is split into a number […]

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12th Mar2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Complete Accident Man’

by Paul Metcalf

It’s fair to say that Mike Fallon is a character you should not like.  He’s superficial, arrogant, materialistic and a killer.  A creation of Pat Mills and Tony Skinner with artwork by Howard Chaykin, Martin Emond, Duke Mighten and John Earsmus, The Complete Accident Man introduces you to the world of the Mike Fallon, and then lets […]

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15th Jan2014

Panel Discussion #29 – Titan Special

by Phil Wheat

A new year and a new installment of Panel Discussion and this time round I’m taking the reigns to talk about two new comics from the folks at Titan Comics: Batman/Superman #1 and Batman: Arkham #1. As with many of Titan’s UK-released superhero comics, these two issues are made up of already-released DC Comics, in […]

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08th Dec2013

Panel Discussion #28

by Jack Kirby

So Infinity (w. Jonathan Hickman a. Jim Cheung, Dustin Weaver) concluded what’s been an interesting if not exactly mind-blowing run. The Avengers return to earth to sort out Thanos and his nasty mates, Maximus of the Inhumans cracks wise and saves the world and Rocket Raccoon makes an all-too brief (like, one panel appearance). The […]

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12th Nov2013

Panel Discussion #27

by Jack Kirby

30th October & 6th November Infinity (Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña) reached its penultimate issue this fortnight, which sets the stage its the climax. It’s already been announced that Marvel are launching a new book about the Inhumans next month, so we have an idea of what players will emerge in what kind of world after […]

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05th Nov2013

Panel Discussion #26

by Jack Kirby

16th and 23rd October A double bill of comic talk this week kicks off with Image’s Rocket Girl #1 by Brandon Montclare with art by Amy Reeder. 15 year old Dayoung Johansson, a member of the New York Teen Police Department who travels back in time from a futuristic 2013 to 1986 to rectify ‘crimes […]

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01st Nov2013

Graphic Novel Review: ‘A1 – The World’s Greatest Comics Vol.1’

by Phil Wheat

Written and drawn by Various | Edited by Dave Elliott | Published by Atomeka/Titan Comics British comics have always done things a little bit differently. From the heady days of Marvel UK to the more recent CLiNT, British comic writers and artists have not been afraid to experiment with both format and story. A1 has always […]

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22nd Oct2013

‘Numbercruncher #4’ Review

by Mark Allen

Written by Si Spurrier | Drawn by PJ Holden | Coloured by Jordie Bellaire | Published by Titan Comics Often when you read a comic with a skyscraper-high concept the conclusion doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the rest of the book, mainly because the creators were so excited about the ideas they’d chucked at the wall that they neglected […]

21st Oct2013

Panel Discussion #25

by Jack Kirby

9th October Scott Snyder delivers nothing less than a tour de force in Batman #24 (art by Greg Capullo, DC Comics), continuing the Zero Year arc. This is a double-sized issue and Snyder crams in tributes to Bat-history (including a wonderful tribute to the cover of Detective Comics #27), well-placed cultural references and brand new […]

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13th Oct2013

Panel Discussion #24

by Jack Kirby

2nd October So it took all of one issue for the novelty of The Star Wars (#2, JW Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Dark Horse) to wear off. I liked the curio factor of the first issue of this new series, which takes George Lucas’s first draft of the Star Wars script as the basis for its […]

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09th Oct2013

Panel Discussion #23 with Jack and Mark

by Mark Allen

This post is a little outdated, and that’s entirely due to my faffing around and taking far too long to read emails, so don’t blame Jack. Er, sorry. – M Jack I’ve recently been catching up with The Wake, Scott Snyder’s fishy tale on DC’s Vertigo label, illustrated by Sean Murphy, now on its fourth […]