Saturday, 18 February 2017

Daredevil, Volume 11: Golden Age Review (Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev)

Alexander Bont, the Kingpin before Wilson Fisk, is finally out of prison and wants revenge on the man who put him there: Matt Murdock!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Dissolving Classroom by Junji Ito Review

A strange highschooler can’t stop apologising for his little sister with the crazy smile who stalks people. And then everyone starts melting...?! Yup, it’s a Junji Ito horror manga, alright!

Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps, Volume 1: Sinestro's Law Review (Robert Venditti, Rafa Sandoval)

The Green Lantern Corps have disappeared somewhere, Oa has been blowed up and the Sinestro Corps rule the universe – prepare to lose IQ points, it’s Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Vision, Volume 2: Little Better Than a Beast Review (Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta)

Vision’s brother Victor visits but brings complications with him, forcing Vision to make some hard choices about his family. 

Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet Review (Bruce Canwell, Lee Weeks)

Dick Grayson has to play a game of hide and seek with Batman before he can be his sidekick, Robin - if Bats doesn’t find him before dawn, he wins! Also, gangsters and junk. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie by Nejib Review

In 1969 David and Angie Bowie moved into Haddon Hall, a large Victorian house in suburban London, where a then-practically-unknown Bowie wrote some of his most famous songs (Life on Mars, Changes) and created his Ziggy Stardust persona that would propel him to superstardom and rock legend. 

Martian Manhunter, Volume 2: The Red Rising Review (Rob Williams, Eddy Barrows)

The last time I read a book with “Red Rising” in the title was a pretty awful experience. Martian Manhunter, Volume 2: The Red Rising is better than Pierce Brownpants’ crummy novel but not by much which is disappointing as the first volume was really good.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dead Pig Collector by Warren Ellis Review

Mister Sun is a hitman who also disposes of bodies. His latest assignment calls for him to kill someone and dispose of their body. That’s it. 

Huh!? I swear Warren Ellis used to be a good writer of prose, like in Crooked Little Vein, but his latest fiction has been absolutely shite. Dead Pig Collector is thin on content even for a short story. If you want to read 30-odd pages of a dude disposing of a human body in detail, this is for you! But, even as an Ellis fan, I thought this was unoriginal, uninteresting, uninspired, utterly terrible and pointless - don’t bother!

Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson Review

Jill Thompson’s Wonder Woman: The True Amazon is a retelling of Diana’s classic origin with the slight difference that teenage Diana is a brat. She’s the princess so she does what she wants, bitch! And then she learns the dire consequences of her irresponsibility, grows up and is set on the path towards the hero she will become.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen Review (James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows)

Oh Rebirth, Rebirth, Rebirth, why art thou so pants? Fie my disappointment, Detective Comics dost verily sucketh! I don’t know why I’m talking this way. Maybe Rebirth’s broken me brain? I’ll stop now. Verily. 

Doctor Strange: The Flight of Bones Review (Dan Jolley, Tony Harris)

The Flight of Bones (what a crap title!) is a collection of rubbish, random Doctor Strange stories from the ‘90s and ‘00s. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Sixth Gun, Volume 9: Boot Hill Review (Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt)

The apocalypse happened and the world ended. In the wake, all roads lead to Boot Hill where the evil witch Griselda seeks to remake the world in her image in the Devil’s Workshop while Becky, Drake and co. set out to stop her one last time.

Nightwing, Volume 1: Better Than Batman Review (Tim Seeley, Javier Fernandez)

Nightwing is the worst Rebirth title I’ve read so far. I don’t know how Tim Seeley’s made the charismatic former sidekick of Batman so charmless, uninteresting and soul-crushingly boring but he’s done it! What a garbage writer.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Invincible Iron Man, Volume 2: The War Machines Review (Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato Jr)

It’s the Brian Bendis Special: a paper-thin plot that would barely cover an issue stretched to book-length! 

Tony sends Rhodey to Japan to investigate some cyber ninjas but he goes missing. Then Tony and Spidey team up to find Rhodey and THEY go missing! OH MY G… who cares. This is just Bendis treading water until Civil War II.