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17th January 2022

Exhuming Promethea and The Authority – Dark Knights: The Wild Hunt #1 v Justice League # 24 (comparative review)

Dark Knights: The Wild Hunt #1 v Justice League # 24 DC Comics, March 2017 Writer: Scott Snyder (Dark Knights: The Wild Hunt); Steve Orlando (Justice League #24) American superhero comic book publisher DC Comics has been spruiking a story called Dark Knights: Metal for several months. One episode in the story, entitled Dark Knights: … Read more

The Wildstorm #2-8 (Review)

The Wildstorm #2-8 DC Comics, 2017 Writer: Warren Ellis We have previously reviewed The Wildstorm #1, and favourably. This should be no surprise to long-standing readers of the World Comic Book Review. Our reviews of British writer Warren Ellis’ body of work includes the brilliant Trees, James Bond: Vargr, Injection, and Karnak #1. Mr Ellis … Read more

No Capes Here: The Wildstorm #1 (review)

The Wildstorm #1
DC Comics, April 2017
Writer: Warren Ellis

British writer Warren Ellis has been tapped by DC Comics to redevelop the stable of superhero characters which it acquired in 1999 from artist Jim Lee. Mr Lee’s business was known as Wildstorm Comics, and was a bright star in the otherwise dim constellation which was then Image Comics. In 2007-8, Mr Ellis did a similar thing with Marvel Comics’ alternative universe of characters, initially known as “New Universe” when first launched in 1986. But under Mr Ellis’ scalpel the concepts in that comic were re-branded as “New Universal”.

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