Shiny Shelf
By Mark Clapham on 22 December 2011 Comments Off

The New 52 hits UK newsagents with an anthology featuring Justice League, Action Comics and Green Lantern.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 09 September 2011 1 COMMENT

At long last, ‘Action Comics’ #1 is here. Which is something, considering the last time that legitimately could be said was in 1938.

By Mark Clapham on 01 November 2010 2 COMMENTS

‘DC Universe Presents’ is the latest UK title to reprint US comics for the UK newsstand, and with one great story and two quite good ones it represents very good value for your three quid.

By Steffan Alun on 07 May 2010 1 COMMENT

If Grant Morrison’s introduction is to be believed, the comics chosen for DC’s ‘The Black Casebook’ – a collection of Batman issues from the 50s and 60s which influenced Morrison’s run – are generally unpopular among Batman fans, owing to their supernatural and sci-fi content.

By Lance Parkin on 01 February 2009 Comments Off

‘Final Crisis’ is more like the Elgin marbles than it is like a traditional comic book…

By Mark Clapham on 30 November 2008 Comments Off

Bruce Wayne RIP?

By Jim Smith on 21 October 2006 Comments Off

Grant Morrison’s take on one of Image’s most recognisable properties crossbreeds the two most notable previous ‘eras’ of the book to incendiary effect.

By Jim Smith on 21 October 2006 Comments Off

Well, I never expected that.

By Shiny Shelf on 01 January 2006 Comments Off

As 2006 begins, now is the last chance we’ll have to round-up all those things that Shiny Shelf should have reviewed in 2005 but, due to the constraints of time and competence, didn’t get around to. ..

By Mark Clapham on 25 November 2005 Comments Off

Unsurprisingly, this is a comic that gets it almost entirely right…

By Mark Clapham on 27 March 2005 Comments Off

The Harrowing has begun. Here are our first frontline reports…

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 29 October 2004 Comments Off

Grant Morrison has a tendency to talk big about his work, but he can afford to – as a writer he has a tendency to takes comics, both mainstream superhero titles and more personal books, into new areas…

By Jim Smith on 27 May 2004 Comments Off

‘Seaguy’ is by Grant Morrison, and that means something. What it means is that it’s the work of one of the mere two writers in the whole history of comics who can even begin to be argued to be writers of the first rank full stop. It’s the work of someone about whom using [...]

By Mark Clapham on 11 January 2004 Comments Off

This is Grant Morrison’s last story arc writing ‘New X-Men’. Unsurprisingly, he isn’t going quietly…

By Eddie Robson on 30 November 2003 Comments Off

I do hope we’re not boring you, but here comes another round of fulsome praise for the latest work of Grant Morrison…

By Jim Smith on 10 September 2003 Comments Off

I love weeks like this, when there are two comics you want to read first. Two comics that in almost any other week, in almost any other situation you’d read before doing anything else…

By Jim Smith on 16 May 2003 Comments Off

Please, somebody help me… please…

By Jim Smith on 29 April 2003 Comments Off

While sister title ‘Uncanny X-Men’ has changed writers and haemorrhaged artists with alarming frequency in recent years ‘New’ has, despite its own artist-related troubles, pursued a steady course.

By Eddie Robson on 07 October 2002 Comments Off

Er… is this book supposed to be making sense yet? I sincerely hope not, because if it is then I’m being slow on the uptake.

By Mark Clapham on 20 August 2002 Comments Off

PVC clad Glaswegian supervillains massacre superheroes then escape straight off the comic’s page? If you hadn’t read the name ‘Grant Morrison’ on the cover of this issue of The Filth, you’d pretty soon guess who the writer was from the contents…

By Eddie Robson on 08 June 2002 Comments Off

Vertigo has hit a modest purple patch recently, or at least there have been more Vertigo titles that I’ve bothered to pick up.

By Mark Clapham on 17 May 2002 Comments Off

Cassandra Nova has already stolen Charles Xavier’s body and laid waste to the Shi’ar Empire, and now she’s heading for Earth to destroy all mutantkind. Can the X Men save the day against such implacable odds?