Shiny Shelf
By Mark Clapham on 13 May 2010 1 COMMENT

Written by the highly respected Jason Aaron and drawn by superstar artist Adam Kubert, ‘Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine’ is a fun, frothy stand-alone adventure for Marvel’s two most popular heroes.

By Mark Clapham on 02 May 2009 Comments Off

Bub’ll squabble.

By Jim Smith on 16 October 2005 Comments Off

I have a somewhat chequered history with Mark Millar’s work. ‘Superman: Red Son’ has, I think, the authentic touch of creative inspiration to it, but I really dislike ‘The Ultimates’.

By Jim Smith on 20 August 2005 Comments Off

Peter Milligan wrote both the best, most consistent ongoing series DC Vertigo ever produced and one of the twin pillars, with Morrison’s ‘New X-Men’, of the most remarkable aspect of the Marvel revival.

By Jim Smith on 17 August 2005 Comments Off

The Pulse #10, Spider-Man: House of M, and The Incredible Hulk #83-85.

By Mark Clapham on 08 July 2005 Comments Off

So far, when it comes to this year’s two big summer crossovers, at concept level Marvel’s ‘House of M’ is grabbing the Shelf’s attention more than DC’s ‘Interminable Crisis’…

By Mags L Halliday on 07 June 2004 Comments Off

I’m not sure what Marvel promise the big writers to take up the core X-Men team, but whatever it is, it’s worth it…

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 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 21 July 2003 Comments Off

In what sense this Bendis scripted Spidey centric treat is ‘Ultimate X-Men’ rather than, as it seems, ‘Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Volume 2′, is so unclear as to be opaque.

By Eddie Robson on 08 May 2003 Comments Off

At the risk of sounding greedy, does our regular dose of ‘X-Statix’ have to be postponed so that this can come out?

By Mark Clapham on 30 April 2003 Comments Off

Film franchises shouldn’t function like television series, everyone knows that…

By Mark Clapham on 30 April 2003 Comments Off

Less a triumphant return to power as a decline and fall, the recent ‘Return of the King’ storyline, spinning out of the risible ‘Ultimate War’ mini-series, represents an exciting new low…

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 Jim Smith on 27 April 2003 Comments Off

‘X-Men 2′ has an overall dramatic tone which, like that of its predecessor, is exactly right. Neither cripplingly earnest nor floridly tongue-in-cheek, the movie imbues its fantasy elements and SF conventions with utter conviction.

By Andrew Plummer on 27 April 2003 Comments Off

As this title has been in creative flux for the last nine issues, it seems futile to try and analyse any trends…

By Andrew Plummer on 12 June 2002 Comments Off

The team of writer Frank Tieri and penciler Sean Chen have been on this title for some time now. Tieri’s run has been pretty solidly violent throughout and given us a few fun story arcs…