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Back to the Back of a Block-rocking Comic Book!

Back to the Back of a Block-rocking Comic Book!

One of my monthly pleasures before Lockdown was to scan the pages of Previews, the catalogue that would announce upcoming comic book and graphic novel releases. Things have changed since March: lots of titles have been cancelled (some creators have been cancelled, too, but that’s a whole different matter) and…

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Legion of Super-Heroes #4

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC Four issues in – and no closer to having any idea what’s going on in terms of the main plot regarding Aquaman’s trident – Bendis decides to partially tell the origin of the Legion. As part of his induction, Jon Kent has to…

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Comics I Read, January

Looking back on the month, it seems like I’ve read very few comics. It works out at an issue a day roughly. In my head I seem to read much more than this. I started the month reading back over Flash: Rebirth, Flashpoint, The Button and DC Universe: Rebirth. This…

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Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC My favourite issue so far. The Legion is off dealing with Ultra Boy’s father on Rimbor and Mordru on Planet Gotham while Superboy brings Damian Wayne into the 31st Century. There’s more to Aquaman’s trident than simply producing water and there seems to…

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The Dollhouse Family #3

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC Just wow. I had no idea how good The Dollhouse Family was going to be when I started reading a few days ago. In this issue time passes quickly both in the main and secondary storylines. Alice grows up, goes to university and has a…

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The Dollhouse Family #2

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC Following the brutal events at the end of the first issue, Alice’s mother is imprisoned and the little girl placed into care. She’s become an elective mute and is bullied by some of the other children. The dollhouse follows her to the home and…

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The Dollhouse Family #1

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC This was enjoyable. It’s very much like an old Vertigo comic – and that’s not surprising as Carey and Gross are former Vertigo collaborators on titles like The Unwritten and Lucifer. It’s part of Joe Hill’s Hill House horror imprint and, based on the quality…

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Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC Superboy and the Legion fight the Horraz over Aquaman’s trident. Superboy unexpectedly opens a portal using the trident to flood their location with seawater. After that there’s a great deal of conversation before Ultra-Boy and other Legionnaires travel to his homeworld, Rimbor to…

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Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC Jon Kent, current Superboy, is brought to the 31st Century to join the Legion. Meanwhile, a group of Legionnaires manage to prevent Mordru and a criminal gang from acquiring Aquaman’s trident. The issue is constructed in a straightforward manner: an exciting chase opening…

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Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC Like the first issue, this has Rose and Thorn visiting different periods of the future (Michael Jon Carter/Booster Gold’s 25th Century, OMAC’s 26th Century, distant space) before finally encountering the Legion on New Earth in the 31st Century. Again, the attraction here is…

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