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Comics I Bought 4 December


Secret Invasion #8And so we reach the end of latest Marvel crossover, years in the planning and months in the execution. And the result? It turns out to be the set up for another crossover – sorry, ‘story’. This is annoying; in post-crossover interviews, Bendis has talked about the influence of Stan Lee and how this is Marvel so the…

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Some Gorram Serenity Comic Books


Serenity: Those Left Behind and Serenity: Better Days by Joss Whedon & Brett Matthews and Will Conrad Before I left the US in September 2002, I saw the first episode of Firefly (not the pilot – in their infinite wisdom, Fox had decided not to show that first). I didn’t see the remaining episodes until I bought the DVD box…

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Comics I Bought 27 November


Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19This is the fourth part of ‘Time Of Your Life’, in which Joss Whedon has brought Fray, the vampire slayer from the future he created in his first comic book work, into the fold of the official Buffy lore. For some reason, time travel stories feel a bit strange in Buffyverse, but that could be just…

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Reviewing The Comics 20 November


Before I talk about the comic books I bought this week, I just wanted to mention Screenwipe – Charlie Brooker, the scabrous and viciously funny journalist/presenter, returns to BBC4 to review and comment on recent events. Best programme on television at the moment, and you should be watching it. On the first show of this new series, he opines on…

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Comic Book Review – Power Pack: Day One


Power Pack: Day One issues 1–4 by Fred Van Lente and GuriHiru Back in March, when I first read about the mini-series, I took a slightly defensive stance to the announcement – why should they revisit an already perfect story? Hmm? On reflection, this was perhaps an over-reaction to a completely sensible idea: if you are doing new Power Pack…

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