Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 22 July 2010 Comments Off

Yes, fine, it’s not actually about Iron Man, who doesn’t personally appear within its pages, but then ‘Invincible Mandarin Annual’ just sounds a bit silly.

By Scott Harrison on 18 May 2010 Comments Off

It seems to be an unwritten rule in Hollywood that the second film in a major motion picture franchise has to be the darker, more introspective entry.

By Lance Parkin on 12 November 2004 Comments Off

A number of recent Marvel revamps have clearly had one eye on the movie version. You can almost see Marvel editors handing them round a Hollywood pitch meeting and saying ‘how about this?’.

By Mark Clapham on 01 March 2004 Comments Off

Marvel’s Epic experiment comes to an end with the last issue of John Jackson Miller’s ‘Crimson Dynamo’, a six-issue mini-series that has taken the old ‘Iron Man’ villain in a new direction…

By Mark Clapham on 29 May 2003 Comments Off

This new comic is so relentlessly masculine that I’ve had to hide the first issue from my weaker, more vulnerable colleagues, for the good of their health…

By Andrew Plummer on 04 March 2003 Comments Off

The reign of writer Mike Grell, best known for his mammoth 80 issue run on DC’s Green Arrow, has only just begun, but the change in tone is palpable…

By Mark Clapham on 04 March 2003 Comments Off

‘The
Avengers’ is a tainted brand. Not only does the Marvel Comic featuring the
‘World’s Greatest Heroes’ bear the same name as a recent box office
disaster…

By Andrew Plummer on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

Mike Grell’s run is now well underway and as a result we can see a little more of what he has got planned for the book.