Category Archives: Espionage

Pariah by Dan Abnett – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Running a few months late with this one, Bellarius gives his initial thoughts upon the end of Dan Abnett’s trilogy of trilogies, starting with Pariah.

“Hit and miss throughout, your enjoyment of this one will ultimately depend upon what you expect, and how much you value the masterpieces it’s built upon.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields.

John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler – Novella Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the first ever urban fantasy novella from Django Wexler, the start of a new series and published by Ragnarok Publications.

“A great mix of technology and magic, John Golden: Freelance Debugger is a hilarious, fun and action-packed novella.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Velvet #3 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the third issue of Brubaker and Epting’s new series for Image Comics.

“Intensely fun and engaging.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“Amazing. Velvet is just superb – Brubaker and Epting are at the top of their game. Unmissable.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Top DC Comics For January 2014 [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk runs down the top DC comics to be looking forward to in January, 2014.

Velvet #2 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the second issue of Brubaker and Epting’s new series for Image Comics.

“Some nice revelations plus some great action all mean that the series avoids the sophomore slump and continues strongly.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Absolutely awesome. Velvet #2 gets a 5/5 stars and proves to establish itself as one of the best new series of 2013. If you missed the first issue then go back and check it out – it’s essential stuff” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Top DC Comics For December [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the top titles from DC to look out for in the holiday month.

Comics Round-up 01.12.2013

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After a month-and-a-half long break, Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up for December, and the penultimate one for the year.

“For a change, this was a fairly good crop of stories, whether it is the always amazing Paul Dini’s Zatanna or the other supernatural of DCU with Dan DiDio’s Phantom Stranger, which turned out to be fairly decent, especially once J. M. DeMatteis stepped in for scripting duties. ” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files delivers a solid standalone graphic novel, whilst Brian Wood impresses with Mara. Over at Zenescope, Robyn Hood: Wanted is entertaining and fun whilst Corinna Beckho impresses with the first volume of the second Star Wars: Legacy series, set 138 years after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.” ” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Uncanny X-Men #14 by Brian Michael Bendis – Friday Flash Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the first issue of Uncanny X-Men after the events of Battle of the Atom.

“This is totally filler and not all that good at that too.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“This comes recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

X-Men: Battle of the Atom Part 2 – A Marvel Comics Event Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the second month of Marvel’s one of two ongoing events, celebrating 50 years of X-Men comics.

Whilst Battle of the Atom may have started out strong, it rapidly goes downhill and ends up being a disappointing mess that could have been pulled off so much better. Best Avoided. ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“After the strong start in September, the October issues for the event can only be summed up as heroes fighting each other just for the hell of it because why not, its all just cool right?” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Velvet #1 by Ed Brubaker – Friday Flash Review [Bane of King/Shadowhawk]

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk review the first issue in a new creator-owned series by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.

An excellent opening to what looks set to be a very strong series. Count me in for more.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Quite a slow-burner, and a rather interesting take on the espionage game.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields