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By Mark Clapham on 28 June 2010 Comments Off

Superhero team books are a big part of Marvel and DC’s publishing schedules, but does their style of storytelling stand up when taken out of the weekly churn of periodical publishing?

By Mark Clapham on 03 November 2009 Comments Off

There’s a Criminal practice that takes up most of our – damn, I’ve already done that one.

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 Eddie Robson on 30 November 2004 Comments Off

Only a naive writer would attempt to write this comic without considering what Cap’s words and deeds might mean in a wider sense. The character represents America, but whose America?

By Mark Clapham on 07 July 2004 Comments Off

After the cliffhanger ending to the first volume, and all the sound and thunder of the Jim Lee ‘Coup D’etat’ issue, ‘Sleeper’ returns for its second ’season’ with an issue that is just deliriously great…

By Eddie Robson on 28 November 2003 Comments Off

I have to say, I’m very sad to see the end of Cameron Stewart’s run on ‘Catwoman’…

By Eddie Robson on 04 May 2003 Comments Off

If the last two issues are anything to go by, ‘Catwoman’ now comes with a recommendation from a major comics figure as standard: last month Brian Michael Bendis was quoted on the cover, this month Frank Miller…

By Mark Clapham on 04 March 2003 Comments Off

No, Batman does not battle with a high fibre diet in this issue, no matter
what his expression on the cover of this issue might suggest (a memorable
image tragically missing from the illustration here)…

By Eddie Robson on 01 March 2003 Comments Off

Ed Brubaker’s Catwoman revival still seems to be finding its feet, but it’s doing OK so far: the writer is settling down and starting to fill in his own particular Gotham background…

By Eddie Robson on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

The revival of long-running titles just keeps going. Marvel’s revivial – they’ve
recently converted about half of their staple books from semi-unreadable
nonsense to essential purchases

By Mark Clapham on 06 February 2003 Comments Off

Who said two heads are better than one?

By Mark Clapham on 27 January 2003 Comments Off

Holden Carver is deep undercover. So deep, in fact, that he might never get out again…

By Lance Parkin on 26 June 2002 Comments Off

The Hiketeia is an ancient Greek ritual where a supplicant places themselves under the protection of another person. They must be protected at all costs…