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By Mark Clapham on 06 June 2012 Comments Off

The first issue of the first series of DC’s sprawling ‘Watchmen’ prequel, ‘Before Watchmen’, comes out tomorrow in the UK.

By Lance Parkin on 21 February 2011 Comments Off

Six months ago, I reviewed ‘Superman’ #700, which had the prologue for Grounded, the new story in which Superman decided he needed to connect with ordinary people and so began to walk from the East Coast of America to the West. I quite liked it.

By Jim Smith on 10 September 2010 Comments Off

Let me be clear from the off, this is a very high quality comic. It’s very well written and exceptionally well drawn.

By Lance Parkin on 01 July 2010 Comments Off

‘Superman’ #700 marks the launch of a new direction for Superman, under the aegis of J. Michael Straczynski, who’s kept himself busy, but is probably still best known as the creator of Babylon 5.

By Mark Clapham on 08 December 2009 Comments Off

… Bolton Wanderers Nil.

By Jim Smith on 21 September 2007 Comments Off

Check it out dude, it’s the Mighty Thor.

By Mark Clapham on 25 September 2005 Comments Off

This issue wraps up Volume 1 of ‘Supreme Power’ J Michael Straczynski’s free reinterpretation of ‘Squadron Supreme’. It’s also the last issue of the book to come out under Marvel’s Max imprint before moving to the Marvel Knights line…

By Mark Clapham on 11 February 2005 Comments Off

To make up for the recent drought, here’s a random round-up of last week’s comics, in alphabetical order, to keep you going.

By Jim Smith on 20 August 2003 Comments Off

Produced for roughly one handful of peanuts, in Canada, by the Sci-Fi Channel a couple of years ago this was designed to act as a pilot for a television series.

By Jim Smith on 11 August 2003 Comments Off

Supreme Power’ #1 is not quite the stellar first issue one might expect from the man who has recently been setting the comics world afire with the brilliance of his ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ run, but it’s an arresting and accomplished beginning for an ongoing

By Jim Smith on 31 March 2003 Comments Off

JMS’ run on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ has been consistently superb and the latest issue – #51 in new money, #492 in old – marks the beginning of a new arc in the book. It is thus a great jumping on point for all you slack-jawed stragglers.

By Jim Smith on 12 June 2002 Comments Off

The thirtieth issue of this new numbering of Marvel’s original Spidey series saw Babylon 5 creator J Michael Straczynski take over the scripting.

By Jim Smith on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

It’s a long time ago now, Babylon 5. One of the most compulsive TV projects of the nineties has had little press since it finished shortly before the decade of its manufacture…