22nd May2020

‘Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor – Year 2 #4’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics Well a lot has certainly happened since I reviewed the last issue of this book back in February. You could say in many ways the Covid pandemic is like something straight out of a Doctor Who story, though sadly rather than […]

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19th May2020

‘Batman: Gotham Nights #4’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mark Russell | Art by Ryan Benjamin | Published by DC Digital I’m guessing most people picked this book up because it’s got a certain privileged rich guy in it, who runs about punching bad guys. Bruce something or other, hear he’s quite popular. Me, I picked it up because Mark Russell is […]

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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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06th May2020

‘Superman Smashes the Klan’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gene Luen Yang | Art by Gurihiru | Published by DC Comics (YA Imprint) The thing that I like the most about DC’s concerted push into the High School and Young Adult markets is that there’s nothing half-hearted about it. They’ve been happy to take chances, even at the risk of alienating some […]

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06th May2020

Wolverine Wednesday #34

by Ian Wells

In the early days of this pandemic we find ourselves all in the idea flew around Twitter of doing a modern take on the Marvel/DC Amalgam of the mid 90’s. Just to put some commentary on to this idea, I’m sure it was suggested with the best intentions and it certainly got people talking online. […]

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30th Apr2020

‘Aquaman: Deep Dives #2’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Gray | Art by Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan | Published by DC Digital As DC are putting out their digital first offerings so fast and furious, I managed to miss issue 1 of the new Aquaman digital first offering. Boo. Luckily enough that story, featuring fan favourite Black Manta, was self contained, […]

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29th Apr2020

‘The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1’ (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gail Simone | Art by Clayton Henry | Published by DC Digital With the temporary suspension of new weekly print comics coming out from all the big publishers, they are increasingly starting to appreciate just how important digital now is to their business model. Digital books aren’t affected by lockdowns, distributor woes, postal […]

23rd Apr2020

‘Gotham High’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Melissa De La Cruz | Art by Thomas Pitilli | Published by DC Ink | Format: Paperback, 208pp I think it’s fair to say that , rather like the main Batman franchise being DC’s cash cow, Gotham and the associated characters have been the most fruitful area of DC’s recent Young Adults books. […]

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23rd Apr2020

‘Star Pig Vol.1’ Review (IDW)

by Chris Cummings

Written by Delilah S. Dawson | Art by Francesco Gaston | Published by IDW Publishing | Format: Paperback, 96pp Sci-fi comics can be delightful things. I’m a big fan of the genre and so the concept of Star Pig appealed to me right away. A teenage strong female lead named Vess who goes on a […]

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21st Apr2020

‘Life is Strange Vol.3: Strings’ Graphic Novel Review

by Xenia Grounds

Written by Emma Vieceli | Art by Claudia Leonardi, Andrea Izzo | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 112pp At the end of the last volume, it’s safe to say that I found things a little disappointing because it’s where I really saw the cliched fanfiction tropes and it came across as fan service […]

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17th Apr2020

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue #2’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini | Art by Ty Templeton | Published by DC Comics The first issue of this book was something of a critical darling, was it not? Completely understandable of course, as it was superb stuff. Superb in the sense it pulled us back into the Batman animated universe as though […]

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10th Apr2020

‘Canto: Vol.1’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by David M. Booher | Art by Drew Zucker | Published by IDW Publishing, 152pp Published by IDW, Canto Volume 1, from David M. Booher and artist Drew Zucker, is the story of a little robot who is trying to find himself a heart, with a nod and a wink to the likes of […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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