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2nd December 2022

Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1 (Review)

Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1 Marvel Comics, October 2017 Writer: Declan Shalvey We sometimes think that writing a comic book is akin to driving a car. Sometimes you accelerate, sometimes you brake, and you should always have your hands on the wheel. Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1 is a new comic book miniseries … Read more

Batman: The Murder Machine (Review)

Batman: The Murder Machine DC Comics, October 2017 Writer:Frank Tieri Batman: The Murder Machine is yet another tie-in comic book for American publisher DC Comics’ Dark Nights: Metal cross-promotional event. The event features a group of villains, consisting of alternate reality versions of the Batman character. Each one has turned to evil and possesses superhuman … Read more

Batman: The Red Death (Review)

Batman: The Red Death DC Comics, September 2017 Writer: Joshua Williamson Batman: The Red Death is a tie-in comic book for American publisher DC Comics’ Dark Nights: Metal cross-promotional exercise. This event focuses on multiple alternate reality versions of the Batman character assaulting the mainstream DC universe after being manipulated by an ancient monster named … Read more

Monsters Unleashed #1 (Review)

Monsters Unleashed #1 (Review)
Marvel Comics, January 18, 2017
Writer: Cullen Bunn

“Monsters Unleashed” is a new crossover miniseries from American comic book publisher Marvel Comics. This story brings together majority of its mainstream character properties in a single story, and gives them the unenviable task of dealing with the onset of a prophesized apocalyptic event. The prophesy is grim: gigantic monsters attack the Earth en masse and rid it of human beings.

Perhaps we are jaded, but the first issue feels unique for a superhero crossover event, as it does not involve the heroes fighting each other on some artificial pretext. This is clearly a premise from which American superhero comic books should take a break. Instead, the story starts with the Avengers fighting a giant tentacled monster, and then greeted by yet another giant monster falling from the sky.

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