Shiny Shelf
By Mark Clapham on 22 April 2010 1 COMMENT

The latest animated incarnation of Batman has been running in the States for a while and is, I believe, shown in the UK at an hour in the morning that I refuse to acknowledge the existence of. Thankfully, it’s being very slowly released on DVD, four episodes at a time.
With ‘The Dark Knight’ providing a [...]

By Mark Clapham on 18 March 2010 1 COMMENT

‘Green Arrow’ crosses over with ‘Blackest Night’, in a competently written, beautifully drawn issue. There’s a lot of talent at work here, but is it put to good use in an issue full of sex, violence and hardcore… continuity?

By Jim Smith on 16 March 2006 Comments Off

‘Green Arrow’ has been one of DC’s best, and most consistent, titles since its Kevin Smith-penned relaunch back in the dim and distant.

By Jim Smith on 19 September 2004 Comments Off

It’s a consistently funny, constantly surprising riot of in-jokes, familiar designs and glorious character moments if you’re a late twentysomething manchild.

By Jim Smith on 17 August 2004 Comments Off

Death in comic books isn’t often impressive or affecting. It’s rarely even noticeable and it’s so innately reversible, defeatable and manipulatable that it doesn’t have any meaning at all.

By Jim Smith on 16 May 2003 Comments Off

The main problem with ‘Black Circle: Urban Knights’ is that, from a writing point of view, it has no merit at all. Zip. Nada. None whatsoever.

By Jim Smith on 29 March 2003 Comments Off

Scott Beaty’s fill-in issue of ‘Green Arrow’ takes place on the fringes of the DC universe and is dominated by characters, situations and even institutions that even a semi-mainstream audience wouldn’t care, or even to be honest know, about.

By Mark Clapham on 02 March 2003 Comments Off

In this final issue of ‘The Archer’s Quest’, writer Brad Meltzer impressively squares a circle, drawing together strands from the various versions of ‘Green Arrow’…

By Jim Smith on 07 December 2002 Comments Off

We’re four months in Brad Meltzer’s six issue run now, and while the pace could never be called electric, there’s plenty happening in character terms.