50-Word Review: Archie #1

Archie and friends are iconic and a reboot to the modern day could have been an utter disaster. The result is actually the opposite: a totally entertaining, plausible story line that keeps the best aspects of the original without making it seemed forced. A title that will be a stayer. … [Read More...]

Marvel and DC


I Was Cynical About Secrets Wars and Battleworld Until..

... I finished reading the first issue of 1872, one of the 5000 comics Marvel is putting out with it's universe-altering, cross-over reboot extravaganza. But … [Read More...]


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...]

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


50-Word Review: Archie #1

Archie and friends are iconic and a reboot to the modern day could have been an utter disaster. The result is actually the opposite: a totally entertaining, … [Read More...]


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...]



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: Constantine #1 – Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes & Renato Guedes

I was always a huge fan of Hellblazer, and while I eventually fell behind, Vertigo's longest running series always had a special place on my shelf. With its end last month in issue 300, John Constantine has a new home in the universe of the New 52, standing … [Read More...]


Review: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd – Ewing / McCrea / Fotos

Just in case you hadn't heard for quite a while now IDW have been doing some pretty amazing comics featuring two very disparate characters or franchises, with Mars Attacks Judge Dredd the latest. It's the first time Judge Dredd has had a cross-over with … [Read More...]


Captain Marvel #16 – Deconnick/Van Meter/Oliffe

I'm not entirely sure where to start with Captain Marvel #16, and there's two major contributors to the apathy I feel over it. The first is the art, and the second is Infinity. Overall, this issue is completely forgettable. While the dialogue is good, I'm … [Read More...]


No One Is Safe by Katherine Wirick

Whilst doing some Twitter lurking this evening I came across a tweet from Tom Spurgeon over at Comics Reporter, commenting on how he was surprised a piece of work hadn't been picked up by one of the majors. I clicked through and he's so right. No One Is … [Read More...]


Review: Original Sin #5

Jason Aaron steps on the brakes, slowing the brisk pace of his revelation filled narrative in this current issue that trades dynamic character interaction and up-tempo timing for meticulously detailed exposition and historic flashbacks - all in the cause of … [Read More...]