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 […]

27th May2020

‘DCeased: Hope at World’s End #1’ Review (DC Digital)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Tom Taylor | Art by Dustin Nguyen | Published by DC Digital DC continue their push into digital with another high profile addition to the slate. Last year saw the publication of popular 6 issue mini-series, DCeased, a rarity in that the story actually lived up to the gimmicky name. Essentially an alternate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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04th Feb2020

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

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jody Houser | Art by Roberta Ingranata | Published by Titan Comics Last issue was a fantastic start to Year 2 of The Thirteenth Doctor. Partly because Jody Houser writes a blindingly good Thirteen, partly because David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor appeared and still steals every scene he is in, and partly because the […]

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03rd Feb2020

‘Rivers of London: The Fey & The Furious #4’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel | Art by Mariano Laclaustra | Published by Titan Comics The thing I like about Rivers of London is the unpredictability of the storylines. When a new arc begins, I read the first few pages and think I have a pretty clear idea where the story is going, and […]

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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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16th Jan2020

‘Robotech Remix #4’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Brenden Fletcher | Art by Elmer Damaso | Published by Titan Comics Issue 4, which I guess means its end-of-the-first-story-arc time, this being the era of the four issue story, which coincidentally package up rather nicely into trade paperbacks. Completely unrelated of course. Sometimes of course this means stories are artificially scrunched into […]

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