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Thunderbolts issue 1 Cover Reviews
“Thunderbolts” #1

By | May 5, 2016 | Reviews

Zub, Malin, and Yackey resurrect the ultimate anti-hero title for a nostalgic re-working that will likely polarise Marvel fans. Written by Jim Zub Illustrated by Jon Malin & Matt Yackey They’re a renegade team rampaging across the Marvel Universe under the direction of the Winter Soldier! But are the Thunderbolts heroes or villains—and do even they know […]

Sex Criminals Issue 15 Cover Reviews
“Sex Criminals” #15

By | Apr 29, 2016 | Reviews

The sporadic but spectacular “Sex Criminals” is back, with an issue that rounds up the third arc and reminds us why Fraction and Zdarsky’s characters are so frustratingly fascinating. Written by Matt Fraction Illustrated by Chip Zdarsky “Sex Criminals” is simultaneously one of the easiest and most difficult books to describe that I’m reading at the […]

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“Karnak” #3

By | Apr 22, 2016 | Reviews

After a little hiatus, “Karnak” is back with a vengeance on his one man crusade, carving a physical and philosophical path through the murky backwaters of the Marvel Universe. Written by Warren Ellis Illustrated by Roland Boschi Just when you thought Karnak couldn’t get more intense and insane, it does. The trail left by the kidnapped Inhuman […]

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“Black Panther” #1

By | Apr 8, 2016 | Reviews

MacArthur Genius Ta-Nehisi Coates and legend Brian Stelfreeze mark a milestone in Marvel history with the return of the king. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates Illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze A new era for the Black Panther starts here! Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend […]

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“X-Men 92” #1

By | Mar 31, 2016 | Reviews

With Marvel and DC both overhauling their mainstream continuities, I take a look at the solid little side book that promises ‘nostalgia’ over ‘new’. Written by Chris Sims & Chad Bowers Illustrated by Alti Firmansyah The X-Men of the 90s are back! Continuing from the hit Secret Wars series starring the X-Men of a more EXTREME […]

Circuit Breaker Issue One Cover Cropped Reviews
“Circuit Breaker” #1

By | Mar 24, 2016 | Reviews

Image’s latest quirky mini-series has been getting quite a lot of hype over the past few months, but will it prove to be every bit as electric as its protagonist, or is it going to short out? Written by Kevin McCarthy Illustrated by Kyle Baker  When the heroic robots that saved Japan during World War IV […]

Mystery Girl Issue Four Cover Reviews
“Mystery Girl” #4

By | Mar 17, 2016 | Reviews

As this mini series draws to a conclusion, lets take a look and see if a great premise can carry through to ensure a fantastic finish. Written by Paul Tobin Illustrated by Alberto Alburquerque  Trine may be down for the count, but she’s not out yet! Left for dead in a frozen Siberian wasteland, she has already solved the […]

Snow Blind Issue Four Cover Cropped 2 Reviews
“Snow Blind” #4

By | Mar 11, 2016 | Reviews

Masters and Jenkins’ tense, tightly woven thriller builds to a crescendo. Written by Ollie Masters Illustrated by Tyler Jenkins  Final issue! Teddy and his family aren’t safe at the cabin when Trent escapes police custody. Pace might be the most important, and difficult, story element for any mini-series to get right. Given the warring speeds of “Snow […]

A-Force Issue 3 Cover Reviews
“A-Force” #3

By | Mar 4, 2016 | Reviews

As A-Force’s first, unofficial mission builds to a crescendo, we take a look at how the groundbreaking new team are shaping up. Written by G. Willow Wilson & Kelly Thompson Illustrated by Jorje Molina  As Antimatter grows increasingly dangerous, SHE-HULK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, MEDUSA, DAZZLER and NICO MINORU must put aside their differences and learn to […]

Street Fighter X G.I Joe Cover Reviews
Pick of the Week: Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #1

By | Feb 25, 2016 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

This no-holds-barred nostalgia-filled brawl manages to encompass the best of both its influences to create something even more fantastical and fun. Written by Aubrey Sitterson Illustrated by Emilio Laiso On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, […]

Starve Issue Six Cover Cropped Reviews
“Starve” #6

By | Feb 19, 2016 | Reviews

The last issue of “Starve” was released way back in the dim and distant past of October, 2015, and it featured Warriors style gangland battles, tense, timed guerilla cook-outs, and about a hundred pounds of raw meat. It was dark, dangerous, and excessive, and it managed to tie up some of the loose ends of the series […]


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