Shiny Shelf
By Mark Clapham on 06 June 2012 Comments Off

The first issue of the first series of DC’s sprawling ‘Watchmen’ prequel, ‘Before Watchmen’, comes out tomorrow in the UK.

By Mark Clapham on 07 July 2011 Comments Off

‘Knight of Vengeance’ is very good work, a beautifully assembled comic that just happened to leave me cold.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 05 May 2010 1 COMMENT

‘First Wave’ features a curious mash-up of DC heroes (including a gun-toting Batman) and pulp characters (Doc Savage), as well as throwing in the Spirit for good measure. The first issue is passable, but not terribly exciting.

By Mark Clapham on 18 November 2009 Comments Off

A messy pulp.

By Mark Clapham on 05 November 2009 Comments Off

Or ‘Thursday Comics’, for readers in the UK.

By Mark Clapham on 23 July 2005 Comments Off

Hard Times in the Big Easy…

By Mark Clapham on 11 February 2005 Comments Off

To make up for the recent drought, here’s a random round-up of last week’s comics, in alphabetical order, to keep you going.

By Jim Smith on 05 May 2004 Comments Off

I’m not sure what I expected a Brian Azzarello ‘Superman’ comic to be like, but I didn’t expect it to be like this.

By Mark Clapham on 11 November 2003 Comments Off

After Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s award winning ‘Hush’, DC have decided to maintain momentum on the main Batbook by bringing in the entire team behind the Eisner-winning Vertigo title ‘100 Bullets’…

By Mark Clapham on 10 September 2003 Comments Off

Over a third of the way into his story, writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso check in on six of their characters in these short stories…

By Mark Clapham on 09 March 2003 Comments Off

Azzarello and Risso’s ‘100 Bullets’ is well suited to these trade paperback collections…

By Mark Clapham on 04 March 2003 Comments Off

John Constantine is dead. OK, no-one’s in any illusions that he’ll stay deceased,
and chances are the whole thing’s been a scam from the start…