Friday 27th November 2015,
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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 ZDONOTUSE
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 ZDONOTUSE
Avengers V5 #6 cover art

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 ZDONOTUSE
Superior Spider-Man #4 Cover Art

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 ZDONOTUSE
Uncanny X-Men V3 #1 Cover Art

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 ZDONOTUSE
Uncanny X-Force #1 Cover Art

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 ZDONOTUSE
New Avengers #1 Cover Art

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 ZDONOTUSE
The Amazing Spider-Man #700 Cover

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 ZDONOTUSE
All-New X-Men #4 Cover

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 ZDONOTUSE
Cable and X-Force #1 Cover Art

Review: Cable and X-Force #1

I was an X-Men kid back in the 90’s, but my exposure to X-Force came later; first with Craig Kyle & Chris Yost’s post-’Messiah War’ run, and then Rick Remender’s incredible ‘Uncanny X-Force’. So it certainly wasn’t Cable’s return that [...]

December 13, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
The Amazing Spider-Man V1 #699 Cover

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man #699

Before we go any further, I must warn you: READ AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698. DO IT NOW. Done it? No? GO AND READ IT NOW, DAMMIT! I can’t really go into any detail about the plot of this issue without giving [...]

December 7, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
All-New X-Men #3 Cover Art by Stuart Immonen

Review: All-New X-Men #3

After a stunning seven-year run which turned the Avengers into the centrepiece of the Marvel Universe, I was excited to see what Brian Michael Bendis had up his sleeve for the characters that first got me reading comics: The X-Men. [...]

December 6, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Saga Volume 1 Cover Art

Review: Saga Volume 1

Since I got into comics, I’ve always been a superhero guy. That’s what got me into them. It’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve really started to explore the way in which comics allow stories of any [...]

November 21, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Amazing Spider-Man #4 Cover

Silver Age Stories: The Amazing Spider-Man #4

In my last post I talked about how Marvel became a  publishing juggernaut during the Silver Age thanks to their creation of more naturalistic, relatable superhero characters.  Instrumental in this was their flagship character, one of the most recognisable and [...]

November 19, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

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