Shiny Shelf
By Jim Smith on 12 July 2005 Comments Off

Aaaah, do you remember the bad old days of Joel Schumacher’s Batman movies? Somnambulistic actors, insultingly deabsed versions of beloved characters and only the sight of Alicia Silverstone in a grey pleated miniskirt to keep one awake?

By Mark Clapham on 12 December 2004 Comments Off

‘Blade Trinity’ is a natural development of what we’ve seen before in this series, but with a quirkier sensibility…

By Mark Clapham on 06 July 2003 Comments Off

Previously on ‘Doctor Fate’…

By Jim Smith on 10 June 2003 Comments Off

I will confess to a sick love for the character of Hawkman. Not the pure, ‘Conan with Wings’ kick-ass Hawkman either. No. I like Hawkman because he’s a mess: because of, not in spite of, the horror of his continuity and backstory…

By Jim Smith on 15 February 2003 Comments Off

I like the art, I like the characters, and I think the cliffhanger is exceptional. I’m not keen on the cover, but not for the first time in recent months I find myself troubled by the ethical and social implications of a superhero comic.