Thursday, 8 December 2016

Deadpool, Volume 10: Evil Deadpool Review (Daniel Way, Salvador Espin)


I always wondered what happened to the body parts inevitably chopped off of Deadpool - do they just die and rot while his original body regrows them or does an entire body regrow from those pieces? Well, turns out if you get enough pieces together, they congeal into a whole new Deadpool: Evil Deadpool! 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Ghost Rider, Volume 4: Revelations Review (Daniel Way, Javier Saltares)


Johnny Blaze prepares for the final battle against Lucifer’s two remaining avatars just as a pair of celestial angels appear with some surprising news about the Ghost Rider…

Batman and the Mad Monk by Matt Wagner Review


After creating a truly terrible Batman book with The Monster Men, Matt Wagner was invited back to make a sequel, The Mad Monk - because at DC you fail upwards!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The Return of the Honey Buzzard by Aimee de Jongh Review


Simon is a bookseller whose family-owned bookshop is going under. But that’s only the beginning of his troubles as he witnesses a woman kill herself which awakens painful childhood memories of a school-friend who also met a tragic end. I know, cheerful lil comic, eh? 

Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Volume 2: Bordertown Review (Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino)


Old Man Logan continues to be haunted by his demons in Bordertown. Believing his dystopian future might still happen, he heads to a small gravel quarry mining town in the Great White North to protect his future wife, Maureen, who’s presently a kid. But long-time enemies like Lady Deathstrike and the Reavers are surprised to discover Logan is seemingly back from the dead and set out to settle some old scores… 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Deadpool, Volume 9: Institutionalized Review (Daniel Way, Carlo Barberi)


Man, you set off just a few nukes in a battle with the Hulk over the American heartland and people start calling you irresponsible and crazy! That’s what happened to Deadpool as he’s carted off across the pond to a British nuthouse. Why? His shrink’s in love with him. Hmm, maybe she should be one of the inmates!

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami Review


A weird question gets stuck in our young protagonist’s head: how did the Ottoman Empire collect taxes? This must be set in pre-Google times because he goes to a library to find the answer! But this is no ordinary library and the boy’s surreal odyssey is about to begin… 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Venom: Space Knight, Volume 1: Agent of the Cosmos Review (Robbie Thompson, Ariel Olivetti)


Flash Thompson is Venom, a character with two titles for some reason: Space Knight and Agent of the Cosmos! Here’s a third one: Weak Solo Character! 

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Volume 2: 1953 Review (Mike Mignola, Ben Stenbeck)


1953 is an anthology of Hellboy stories set in the UK and America when he was just starting out with the BPRD and, snakes alive, are they a boring and uninspired bunch! 

Saturday, 3 December 2016

American Monster, Volume 1 Review (Brian Azzarello, Juan Doe)


Brian Azzarello and Juan Doe’s American Monster reads like odds and sods Azzarello had knocking around his notebooks that he just slapped together into a barely coherent script! 

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel Review


FUCKING HORRIBLE. That’s the only way to describe Tiffany McDaniel’s The Summer That Melted Everything! 

Friday, 2 December 2016

The Black Monday Murders, Volume 1: All Hail, God Mammon Review (Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker)


“In God We Trust” is printed on US banknotes – yeah, the god of money, Mammon! The filthy lucre is America’s true religion and its high priests preside on Wall Street. Assigned to investigate the horrific ritual murder of a banker, Noo Yawk Detective (and secret voodoo practitioner) Theo Dumas uncovers the hidden world of finance where human sacrifice, pagan practices and occult magic covertly keep the markets going and the top banks wealthy! 

Black Dahlia by Rick Geary Review


On the morning of January 15th, 1947 in Los Angeles, a woman and her daughter walking past a vacant lot saw what looked to be a discarded mannequin but were actually the remains of 22 year old Elizabeth Short. She had been mutilated; her body cut in half and cleaned, before being dumped in the lot. Because of her striking appearance, the murder victim would become known as the Black Dahlia, one of LA’s most famous and unsolved killings - this is her story. 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Batman - Bruce Wayne: The Road Home Review (Fabian Nicieza, Mike Barr)


Set during Grant Morrison’s Batman run right after The Return of Bruce Wayne, Bruce is back but doesn’t want to reveal himself right away because DC wanted to make some more cash on a useless tie-in - I mean, “for artistic reasons relevant to the character at this time”!