Comic Gong 2015 Program Shapes Up

It's coming up quick: Wollongong's premier pop culture event run by Wollongong City Council is hitting on the 16th May. The official program for the event is on its way but all the key info is now online. You can find out which workshops you can sign up for, what stalls and clubs you can check out, … [Read More...]

Marvel and DC


Review: Darth Vader #1 and #2

Marvel had lots to live up to when they took over the reins from Dark Horse in telling Star Wars stories in comics. The first two issues of Darth Vader prove they've … [Read More...]


Review: Sandman Overture #4

I’ll admit. I read issue 4 and was confused. There has been a long wait between issues, even on top of the gaps for the Sandman Overture Special Editions. (Which I’m … [Read More...]


Batman # 38 Review – Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Since I started writing for The Comics Herald I've learned a lot about comics, both in the way the proverbial sausage is made and how I tackle reviewing them. I'd … [Read More...]


Daredevil TV Series Trailer: Watch It Here

It's not long until April 10th. I have to keep telling myself that. So what do you think? Looking good? … [Read More...]

Press Releases / Industry News


IDW Releases Disney Monthly Titles

Pree release below in full. I can see this going starkly one way or the other - they'll sell gangbusters or flop spectacularly based on the remaining level of public … [Read More...]


Image Goes Mail Order

Well here's a bit of news I didn't expect. Image Comics have gotten themselves into the direct subscription and mail order business big-time, offering dozen of … [Read More...]

Other Companies


Headspace TP Released Next Week

Regular readers will know I'm an unadulterated fan of this series (check our review of issues 1-5 here). So I'm pleased to hear that a trade paperback of the … [Read More...]


Review: Usagi Yojimbo Senso #6

Not a dream, not a hoax, not an imaginary story. Well, actually, it’s kinda one of those. (Warning. This review is from a long-time Usagi Yojimbo fan. He tried to … [Read More...]


50-Word Review: Deadly Class #10

I don't read comics for laughs, expecially Deadly Class. Issue #10 keeps a frenetic pace, but still manages to add a scene that had me laughing big time. It's … [Read More...]


Review: Red Baron Book 2 – Rain of Blood

Red Baron Book 2 Rain of Blood By Pierre Veys and Carlos Puerta Published by Cinebook Warning: Review with major spoilers Red Baron on first impression is an … [Read More...]



Gold Humour: Texts From Superheroes

Thanks to a friend letting me know about the site Texts From Superheroes, I can pass it on to you to enjoy as well. Here's one example: Now go check out the … [Read More...]


Webcomic Wednesday – Moth City Part 4

You can never have too much of a good thing. That's why this week, for Webcomic Wednesday, I return through the digital space to look at Tim Gibson's Moth City, as … [Read More...]

Random Goodness


Review: All New X-Men #1 – Brian Michael Bendis & Stuart Immonen

I'm a sucker for a good time travel story. Most of my favourite works of fiction deal with the concept of time travel, and I can't seem to get enough of it. So when Marvel announced as part of their Marvel NOW! relaunch that All New X-Men would find the … [Read More...]


Review: Myth #2 – Loniewski / Lauer / Dollman

A while back I reviewed Issue #1 of Myth. I gave it the big thumbs up then and I'm pleased to say issue #2 is at least as strong as its predecessor. It continues the story of Sam and his silent giant friend as they settle into their existence together. Not … [Read More...]


Review: Faction Anthology #1 – Various Creators

There's no shortage of crowd funded comics projects around, but I love seeing the quality finished products, particularly local ones. Faction is such a beast - edited by New Zealanders Damon Keen and Amie Maxwell, its a collection of work by a range of New … [Read More...]


Review: Age of Ultron #3 – Bendis & Hitch

So here we are three issues into the Marvel event, Age of Ultron and this is the story so far: After being rescued by Hawkeye, he and a battered and unmasked Spiderman join the group of surviving heroes in the burned out remains of a helicarrier in Central … [Read More...]


Mini Reviews: Daredevil, Todd The Ugliest Kid, Judge Dredd

My monthly stash of comics has arrived from my 'neighbourhood' comics store, so I thought I'd post a 10-20 word mini-review for each of them. So here goes: Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2: As per my original review, I love this book and the second issue … [Read More...]