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April 3, 2020

Superheroes

Suicide Squad #1-2 (review)

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo DC Comics, February – March 2020 We recently re-read American writer John Ostrander’s brilliant 1980s title, Suicide Squad. The concept of captured super-powered villains coerced into secret government missions still leaves us with the opinion that Mr Ostrander was engaging in the preparation and delivery of comic book haute

Nate Powell’s About Face (review): Law enforcement and The Punisher’s symbol

This critique is to do with Nate Powell’s About Face. But we start with this scene, written by Matthew Rosenberg, appeared inThe Punisher #13 published by American comic book giant Marvel Comics. It caused a sensation back in July 2019.  Some police officers in the United States have adopted The Punisher’s logo as a form of

JSA: The Liberty Files – Revisited 20 Years Later

DC Comics: 2000, 2003, and 2012 Writer: Dan Jolley and Tony Harris: D. Clay Moore Artists: Tony Harris and Ray Snyder After a slight detour to review two independent titles and the final instalment of Doomsday Clock, we return to our exploration of espionage comics with JSA: The Justice Files, an out-of-continuity wartime adventure set

Doomsday Clock #12 (review)

DC Comics, February 2020 Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Purchased: Quality Comics, Perth Australia Our last critique of Mr Johns’ writing efforts on Doomsday Clock was bemused. Was Mr Johns making a snide comment about his new master at DC Comics’ ultimate owner, AT&T? If that was the case, it was one of the

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