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By Mark Clapham on 23 September 2010 Comments Off

I think the rise and fall of the WildStorm Universe titles (cancelled as of December 2010) tells us something about the role that novelty, rebellion and that nebulous, ‘Wizard’ magazine-backed idea of ‘Hotness’ plays in the comics industry.

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 Mark Clapham on 07 February 2006 Comments Off

A comic that’s authentically best of British.

(Printed in Canada.)

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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 Mark Clapham on 20 February 2004 Comments Off

A tale of two series: one faded bestseller, and one under-selling critical hit. Can this crossover revive the fortunes of both?

By Jim Smith on 28 July 2003 Comments Off

While ‘Wildcats 3.0′ is not so much ’slow burn’ as ‘not having reached for the matches yet’, there’s no denying that it’s a right rivetting read, all the same.

By Abigail Twitch on 01 April 2003 Comments Off

Robbie Morrison becomes the first writer to leave no mark at all on the once mighty ‘The Authority’ this month.

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 Mark Clapham on 24 November 2002 Comments Off

This comic couldn’t be more of a period piece if the characters dressed in doublet and hose and called each other ‘nuncle’…