Shiny Shelf
By Jim Smith on 17 August 2005 Comments Off

The Pulse #10, Spider-Man: House of M, and The Incredible Hulk #83-85.

By Mark Clapham on 08 July 2005 Comments Off

So far, when it comes to this year’s two big summer crossovers, at concept level Marvel’s ‘House of M’ is grabbing the Shelf’s attention more than DC’s ‘Interminable Crisis’…

By Mark Clapham on 09 June 2005 Comments Off

As long as Jennifer Garner’s attempts to crack Hollywood involves making movies like this, the future of ‘Alias’ is assured.

By Mark Clapham on 02 June 2005 Comments Off

Three crossover titles out this week – House of M #1, Superman/Batman #20, and Marvel Team-Up #9.

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 Stephen Lavington on 05 January 2005 Comments Off

What rocked Shiny’s world in the last twelve months? The answers are unlikely to surprise you.

By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2005 Comments Off

As a fluffy holiday diversion, Marvel has published five ‘What If…’ one-shots, exploring alternate histories of familiar characters. The four reviewed here are strangely grim but lightweight, dealing with dark stories in a fluffy and inconsequential wa

By Mark Clapham on 22 February 2004 Comments Off

Another week, another Marvel comic with Spidey on the cover but not in the actual story…

By Mark Clapham on 20 February 2004 Comments Off

In comics, good titles don’t go unused for long – even if the concepts attached to them change. Back in the 1980s, ‘Secret Wars’ saw a few dozen Marvel superheroes and supervillains abducted from Earth for spurious reasons…

By Mark Clapham on 06 January 2004 Comments Off

Apparently this first issue of Marvel’s latest ‘Ultimate’ title has already shifted 200,000 units. That’s a lot of comics, certainly in today’s market. Does it deserve it? Well, no…

By Mark Clapham on 10 November 2003 Comments Off

When ‘Alias’ launched a couple of years ago, I wasn’t terribly impressed…

By Jim Smith on 21 July 2003 Comments Off

In what sense this Bendis scripted Spidey centric treat is ‘Ultimate X-Men’ rather than, as it seems, ‘Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Volume 2′, is so unclear as to be opaque.

By Mark Clapham on 04 June 2003 Comments Off

‘Powers’ has always equated superheroes with celebrity, and this fourth trade paperback gathers together the series’ inevitable story about a ‘manufactured’ team of superheroes, FG-3.

By Jim Smith on 01 March 2003 Comments Off

Regular readers of this site – or at least those of you who don’t deliberately avoid my bits of it – will be aware that I have a bit of a thing about the sheer quality of this current run of the Man Without Fear…

By Jim Smith on 01 March 2003 Comments Off

No, not the Jennifer Garner TV show, but the Marvel MAX comic from the pen of shelf favourite Brian Michael Bendis.

By Eddie Robson on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

Whilst this title started promisingly, one can’t help but feel a little underwhelmed by ‘Team-Up’.

By Jim Smith on 07 February 2003 Comments Off

At the moment trailers for next year’s DD picture are creeping out in UK cinemas and the fortieth issue of the revamped title is due any day now…

By Lance Parkin on 15 June 2002 Comments Off

Computer graphics have revolutionised cinema, allowing a screen to look exactly like the director wants it to, with a fraction of the expense or logistical challenges that would have meant even ten years ago…

By Mark Clapham on 12 June 2002 Comments Off

Here’s a real shocker – an attempt to revive Spider-Man as a comics property that actually worked!