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PULP FRICTION #008 – THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #18

PULP FRICTION #008 – THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #18

He’s the God of thunder. Slayer of trolls, elves, dragons and monsters, Avenger, Prince/King of Asgard (The realm eternal), wielder of Mjolnir and a feasting behemoth. So why is the young Thor waking up hungover in the mouth of a Dragon? Jason Aaron is looking to clear that question right up with Thor: God of Thunder #18.

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PULP FRICTION #007 – SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1

PULP FRICTION #007 – SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1

I’m not the biggest fan of Serenity in the ‘verse, but I’m definitely amongst those who have been hoping for its return. It was a massively underrated TV show, a fantastic sleeper hit 8 years ago and had a wealth of great characters and was something that is sorely lacking in modern cinema, it was ORIGINAL! Step in Zack Whedon and Dark Horse comics.

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OUT OF THE LONG BOX #006 – BATMAN #27

OUT OF THE LONG BOX #006 – BATMAN #27

I’ve followed all of New 52 Batman – from issue #0 to the subject of this review, issue #27. I have really enjoyed what Scott Snyder has done, and knowing he was going to re-do the origin of Batman I was slightly sceptical. How do you do what Year One did but better? Well, Snyder took the approach of not re-telling Year One, and I think it has worked wonders for him.

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WORDS ON PICTURES #006 – ALL-NEW INVADERS #1

WORDS ON PICTURES #006 – ALL-NEW INVADERS #1

The first thing to remember about All-New Invaders is that it isn’t an Invaders book. These characters aren’t the Invaders, and James Robinson is not trying to revive a nearly forty-year-old franchise. This is not that book, if you want that book I suggest hunting out the back issues. Instead, this is a sequel to that series, picking up the characters where they are now.

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PULP FRICTION #006 – DEADLY CLASS #1

PULP FRICTION #006 – DEADLY CLASS #1

The buzz around Deadly Class has been smouldering away like St Elmo’s fire for weeks now, so finally we get the chance to sample Remender and Craig’s wares, and lo this writer wasn’t disappointed! We’ve seen schools for “Gifted Youngsters”, schools of “Witchcraft and Wizardry” and schools for Young Avengers, New Avengers, Tiny Titans, Teen Titans and the odd school of assassins, but Remender’s school is so much more than the sum of those parts.

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OUT OF THE LONG BOX #005 – BATMAN AND TWO-FACE #27

OUT OF THE LONG BOX #005 – BATMAN AND TWO-FACE #27

I was really unsure about how this series was going to go after the death of Damian – spoilers if you basically don’t read Batman comics. I understood the use of the extended Bat Family to go through the various stages of grief with Bruce, but choosing Two-Face afterwards just seemed odd. Turns out I shouldn’t doubt Tomasi. Ever.

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OUT OF THE LONG BOX #004 – JUSTICE LEAGUE #27

OUT OF THE LONG BOX #004 – JUSTICE LEAGUE #27

The past few Justice League issues have gone over the Crime Syndicate’s twisted origins, but now we’re back on the good guy’s side. This issue is all about Cyborg, who hasn’t done too well in this story so far considering Grid took all his robot parts away and left him for dead.

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PAPERCUTS AND INKSTAINS VOL. 2 #009 – THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT GARTH…

PAPERCUTS AND INKSTAINS VOL. 2 #009 – THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT GARTH…

I haven’t been reading comics for very long, in fact I started reading them around the same time I started writing about them. So last year. In that time I have had a list of comics recommended to me, which if written down as a list, in a really, REALLY small font type, it would already be as long as my entire body.

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WORDS ON PICTURES #005 – HARLEY QUINN #2

WORDS ON PICTURES #005 – HARLEY QUINN #2

There are certain things you can only get away with in a comic book, and this is one creative team that takes full advantage of that fact, from the opening splash page to the final panel. One of DC’s newest titles, the new Harley Quinn is aimed at anyone who wants to start the day off with a touch of black, but never bleak, humor.

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PULP FRICTION #005 – EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT ONE #1

PULP FRICTION #005 – EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT ONE #1

The world as we knew has gone. Five years since the events of Night of the Living Dead, the human race is still trying to adapt to a world where the dead come back, the invasion may have been held off, but the threat is still there, waiting, lurking in the shadows. We follow the story of Paul Barnum, a hunter who rounds up zombies which show signs of remembered behaviour.

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OUT OF THE LONG BOX #003 – FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION #4

OUT OF THE LONG BOX #003 – FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION #4

Rogues Rebellion is the story of five friends all trying to get back to take care of their sixth friend. Except they have almost every other villain on Earth (and some from another Earth) trying to kill them. With this issue being the fourth in the series they are far on their adventure; and a lot has happened.

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MATT ON COMICS #007 – ALEX + ADA #3

MATT ON COMICS #007 – ALEX + ADA #3

Hey I’m Matt, the reviews I do are spoiler free for the most part (except for sequential issues where I might mention what happened previously) but I aim to give you an overview of the story/art and basic quality of the book so you can make an informed decision and not waste those precious £!!

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WORDS ON PICTURES #004 – HOW I REVIEW COMICS

WORDS ON PICTURES #004 – HOW I REVIEW COMICS

I chose the name “Words on Pictures” for a number of reasons: It describes both the column and the comics I review. That’s why every review I write pays explicit attention to both the art and the writing. The brilliance of the comic form is not simply the art, nor is it the writing; it is the way the two combine to create a whole that is greater than either.

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PULP FRICTION #004 – RAT QUEENS #4

PULP FRICTION #004 – RAT QUEENS #4

Rat Queens. Initially when I heard about this book, I thought it was something like Maus. I was wrong. So wrong. Little did I know that it would be about four badass adventurers, loaded to the gills with armour, spells, swords, recovering occult members, magic mushrooms and the best use of the word “dickcheese” I have seen/heard in a while! This book is fast becoming one of the best books out there for your money.

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PULP FRICTION #003 – ROVER RED CHARLIE #2

PULP FRICTION #003 – ROVER RED CHARLIE #2

The human race has gone mad. It’s unclear as to whether it was a disease, biological weapon or genetic trait that’s done it, but the worlds population has turned into a bloodthirsty, horrific, murderous, rampaging mess, and that spells trouble for our heroes, Rover; Red and Charlie. Three dogs on a mission to leave Manhattan. After the first issue of dodging blood thristy, crazy feeders, Ennis switches the focus this issue to the inevitable struggle for who will be top of the domesticated foodchain.

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