Comic Review – Ascender #1

REVIEW BY MATT MORRISON

Lemire and Nguyen turn to fantasy in this follow up to their sci-fi classic Descender

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Comic Review – Shazam! #2

REVIEW BY MATT MORRISON

The Shazam Family travel to the magical Funlands, in this happy little comic.

Comic Review – Black Widow #1

REVIEW BY MATT MORRISON

Black WIdow is back from the dead and aching to put some bad people in their own graves.

Comic Review: “Defenders: The Best Defense” #1

“Defenders: The Best Defense” #1 Writer: Al EwingPenciler: Joe BennettInker: Belardino BraboColor Artist: Dono Sánchez-AlmaraLetterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles Classic Marvel Comics fans have been awaiting the return of one of the most unique teams in the Marvel Universe, the original Defenders, which have finally reunited after almost 20 years and several incarnations. Created in 1971 […]

Comic Review – Livewire #1

Amanda McKee is Livewire, a psiot (Valiant’s version of a mutant or metahuman) with the power of technopathy, the ability to control technology, from a cellphone to advanced networking and computer systems.  She is also someone who above all else tries to be a guardian, protecting her fellow psiots in any way she can. Livewire […]

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Comic Review – Aquaman #43

With the long-awaited Aquaman movie finally coming out this week and scoring rave reviews, doubtlessly many new Aqua-fans will come to the comic shops hoping to read more about this awesome hero who, it turns out, does a lot more than just talk to fish and breathe underwater. The good news is that a new […]

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Comic Review – Goddess Mode #1

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A highly advanced dystopia where the corporations own everything and technology is indistinguishable from magic. A dying Earth where life is cheap and humanity’s best days are behind it, despite the zeitgeist being built around the next big thing. A misfit struggles to get by, wanting to […]

Comic Review: Martian Manhunter #1

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 PUBLISHER: DC Comics WRITER: Steve Orlando ARTIST: Riley Rossmo COLORIST: Ivan Plascencia COVER PRICE: $3.99 J’onn J’onzz aka The Martian Manhunter is a superhero’s superhero. Since arriving on Earth in Detective Comics #225 (1955), this red planet native has helped save his adoptive blue rock time and again, earning him a place […]

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Comic Review – Shazam #1

When it comes to superheroic alter egos, Billy Batson may have the most confusing real-world history of any comic book character in existence. Originally created as Captain Thunder for 1940’s Thrill Comics #1, his origin story was reworked and he was renamed Captain Marvel for Whiz Comics #2, later that same year. For a time Captain […]

Comic Review – Dead Man Logan #1

DEAD MAN LOGAN #1 PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics WRITER: Ed Brisson ARTIST: Mike Henderson COLORIST: Nolan Woodard COVER PRICE: $4.99 Old Man Logan is DEAD…again, sort of…but not really. Ever since the Old Man Logan character was introduced as a self-contained story arc written by Mark Millar and with art by  Steve McNiven, the character very became […]

Titans Episode Review S01: E08

After watching Episode 8 of Titans — titled “Donna Troy” — I can only ask myself one question. Where has this quality been all season? Why have we been flip-flopping between “plot episodes” and “character episodes” when, as made clear by this week’s episode, an effective combination of the two could be so easily accomplished? After some […]

Comic Review: “William Gibson’s Alien 3” #1

“William Gibson’s Alien 3” #1 Review By Dave Whiteman On May 22, 1992, fans of 20th Century Fox’s Alien franchise flocked to theaters to witness the fate of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, Newt, Corporal Hicks and Bishop the android after the events of 1986’s “Aliens” (directed by James Cameron) in what would turn out to be […]

Comic Review – DC’s Nuclear Winter Special #1

An anthology collecting stories involving the end of the world and the holidays may well be the strangest concept for a comic book I’ve seen in my many years of reading illustrated fiction. Yet the idea has an odd merit, as one could draw parallels between the mindless hordes of consumers and the desperate masses […]

Comic Review – Books of Magic #1

As part of the relaunch of DC Vertigo’s Sandman Universe, another one of Neil Gaiman’s memorable creations returns to comics with the long awaited “Books of Magic.” First published by DC Comics in 1990 as a mini-series, fan-favorite Tim Hunter began his long journey to becoming the world’s greatest magician, with the help of several […]

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Comic Review – Injustice 2 Annual #2

Normally I try and review the first issues of new series or the starts of runs by new creative teams on long-running series. This is for the good and simple reason that, typically, that’s when people need a critic’s advice. I’m making an exception this week for Injustice 2 Annual #2 for two reasons. The […]