Thursday 27th November 2014,
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All posts by Matt Watson

Age of Ultron #2 Cover Art

Review – Age Of Ultron #2

After the prolonged nature of Marvel’s last couple of big event books, I must admit that Age of Ultron #2 being out a week after #1 is very refreshing. Weekly comics are a rare gift from the major american publishers [...]

March 14, 2013 Reviews
Age of Ultron #1 Cover Art

Review: Age Of Ultron #1

This has been a long time coming. Age of Ultron is the latest in a long line of Brian Michael Bendis scripted Marvel events, continuing in a tradition that stretches way back to Avengers Disassembled as the event that sets [...]

March 7, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Hawkeye #8

Oh, it’s time for our monthly helping of HAWKGUY! We’re 8 issues into Matt Fraction’s chronicles of Clint Barton’s non-Avenging exploits, and some major points remain consistent: Firstly, it’s really, really, funny. Secondly it’s pacey and lean, like a whippet [...]

March 1, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Young Avengers #2

Since the original series ended, I feel like I’ve been hearing endlessly about how the Young Avengers have been mishandled, being trotted out for the occasional event tie-in and then quietly shelved again once they’ve served their purpose. And then [...]

March 1, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Avengers #6

Might as well jump straight into it: Avengers #6 is brilliant. This series so far has been fantastic and the momentum only continues to build. In this, the third of a series of seemingly done-in-one stories that reveal more about some [...]

February 21, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Superior Spider-Man #4

Well, we’re four issues into Superior Spider-Man and Dan Slott is (thankfully) still alive. I feel like a lot of the furor that preceded the release of the first issue has subsided, as is often the way of these things, and people [...]

February 21, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Uncanny X-Men #1

I love the X-Men. Or at least I used to. In the early 90s I was all about them. They were my gateway into comics via the 90s cartoon show, the UK reprint book Essential X-Men, and just being plain awesome. [...]

February 17, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Uncanny X-Force #1

The previous volume of Uncanny X-Force was incredible – 35 issues (plus two .1s) of quality comics. Rick Remender wrote up a storm and some of my favourite artists did stints on the book, particularly Jerome Opena, Esad Ribic and [...]

January 24, 2013 Reviews
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Review: New Avengers #2

Jonathan Hickman has said (in the AR content for New Avengers #1) that New Avengers is his favourite book to write, the one that excites him the most. And let me tell you, it shows. After a strong first issue, [...]

January 18, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Cable and X-Force #3

I really wanted to like Cable and X-Force. Not just this issue either, but the series as a whole. Not only do I really like the characters involved, but I was excited about Dennis Hopeless getting an ongoing series (two [...]

January 12, 2013 Reviews
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Review: New Avengers #1

I can’t be the only person who has a little chuckle at the fact that a book called New Avengers is now on its third volume in seven years. However, I feel like it’s a book that lost its direction during [...]

January 2, 2013 Reviews
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Silver Age Stories Stan Lee Special: Fantastic Firsts!

Stan Lee IS Silver Age Marvel. Not only was he the editor, but he wrote almost every book, and was the creator for the vast majority of their superhero properties. And today, he turns 90. So, in celebration of the [...]

December 28, 2012 Reviews
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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man #700

It is with great sadness that I write this: As you all know, this is the end. ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ is no more. The release of #700 earlier today brought a close to what has been one of Marvel’s flagship titles [...]

December 26, 2012 Reviews
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Review: All-New X-Men #4

Here it is folks, the moment we’ve been waiting for since the Bendis/Immonen ‘All-New X-Men’ was first announced: Cyclops going toe-to-toe with his younger self and the other original X-Men. So how does it pan out? Well, for one thing [...]

December 19, 2012 Reviews
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Review: Saga #8

So, the Saga continues. But can it maintain its momentum and high level of quality now that we’re in to the second arc? Yes. Yes it can. Saga retains the position it has held since the release of its first [...]

December 19, 2012 Reviews