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50-Word Review: Star Wars – Obi-Wan and Anakin #1

Set between Star Wars Episode 1 and 2, Obi-Wan and his padawan Anakin are called to assist on a planet that's meant to have no inhabitants. Charles Soule's writing and Marco Checchetto's art come together well. There's also some nice back story featuring Palpatine / Mace Windu - this five-issue … [Read More...]

Marvel and DC

50-Word Review: Star Wars – Obi-Wan and Anakin #1

Set between Star Wars Episode 1 and 2, Obi-Wan and his padawan Anakin are called to assist on a planet that's meant to have no inhabitants. Charles Soule's … [Read More...]

50-Word Review: Daredevil #1

Daredevil's back in New York, his identity again secret and he has a trainee / sidekick to boot. Soule's writing continues the story nicely from Waid's farewell and … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

Webcomics

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

Why Ben Affleck is Good for Batman (and Superman)

Silver Linings Superhero is a regular column from Sean Robinson, which tries to show the more positive aspects of current comic events, and remind you that things aren't all that bad. If you would like to suggest something for a future column, drop us a … [Read More...]

Seduction of the Innocent: Officially Bullshit

Who'd a thunk? The notorious work from Dr Frederic Wertham, Seduction of the Innocent, which made the case for comics being moral-destroying works, has been found to be crap: A University of Illinois academic, Carol Tilley, has accessed Wertham's papers, … [Read More...]

Review: Young Avengers #7 – Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Full disclaimer - I have never read the much-loved original run of Young Avengers from a few years back. It slipped right past me, and I have always intended to pick it up. So without this preconception, I picked up the first arc of Young Avengers a few weeks … [Read More...]

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

Having completed reading all my monthly pull list, here's some brief thoughts on each: Daredevil End of Days #6: Dreading this series ending in two issues. Is there one good reason you haven't bought this yet? Daredevil #24: The current story arc could … [Read More...]

The Walking Dead Season 4 – Episode 6 – “Live Bait”

Warning: full spoilers for the episode follow Let me preface this review by saying I think David Morissey is a fantastic actor. I love every scene he is in, and even when the writers painted him into the one-note villain he had become, I still enjoyed … [Read More...]