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Cyclops #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the first issue of a Cyclops-focused series.

“A strong first issue and has the potential to be the best X-Book on shelves.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“An unfocused issue that doesn’t really give a sense for what this series is going to be all about.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Avengers Undercover #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at another new #1 from Marvel, part of its All-New Marvel NOW! launch initiative.

“A superhero comic series that deals with PTSD and survivor’s guilt and features young, teenage superheroes? Well that’s unique, certainly, in my experience. I think I’ll be sticking with this one for a bit. ” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

A great first issue that although not perfect, does lay the groundwork for a very interesting series with some great character development~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

Amazing X-Men #1 by Jason Aaron – Friday Flash Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the newly launched Amazing X-Men series by Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness.

“As a newcomer to the X-titles from Marvel, this new book looks like something I’d definitely enjoy, given how good the first issue was. And it features one of my favourite X-Men so that’s double the amount of fun really.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“Jason Aaron delivers a fun reintroduction of Nightcrawler. Whilst this may be yet another X-Book, it’s a damn good X-Book with lots of potential to come.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius takes a step away from the usual books of English or American origins to take a look at Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033

“A facinating tale of survival and humanity repeating its mistakes, but with strengths which are a double edged sword.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.10.2013

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the second comics round-up for October.

“In an effort to read more Marvel, I picked up a bunch of new titles, plus one of the few ongoing series I’m following right now and have to say that the experience has been largely negative. Both the new Captain America and Spider-Man comics have proven to be duds with the first issue while the new Punisher comic was half-decent at a stretch.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Judge Dredd: Year One provides a great look into the early years of the character whilst the first volume of Grimm provides a nice adaption set in the world of the NBC series that you can enjoy whether or not you’re a fan.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 01.06.2013

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up for June.

Demon Reborn is a below-par Witchblade title from Dynamite that just fails to ever get going. Bill Willingham’s Fairest, a Fables spin-off, has a bit of a rough start but gets better with each issue. Geoff Johns’ Justice League of America continues to impress but still has a fair few flaws that prevent it from becoming a top title. And Brian Wood’s ongoing Star Wars is just superb with excellent characterisation and dialogue.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Batman: Earth 2 Annual #1 provides a misleading first outing for the new caped crusader while Nightwing impresses. Thanos Rising is comparable to Star Wars, and, Wolverine and the X-Men seems set to be one of the weirdest Marvel comics currently ongoing. ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.05.2013

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the second comics round-up for May.

“The only disappointment this time around was Matt Fraction’s first arc for The Mighty Thor. Batman: Knightfall Volume 1 was simply amazing in terms of its deep-seated psychological impact while Fables Volume 2 was the perfect successor to the first volume, and G.I.Joe: Cobra Volume 2 continued to impress with its character exploration of Chuckles.” ~Shadowhawk

Action Comics #19 sees Andy Diggle’s short run go out with a bang, Jeff Lemire establishes Green Arrow as one of the best of the New 52, while Jeph Leob delivers another strong issue of Nova and All New X-Men remains one of the best currently ongoing Marvel Now! comics.” ~Bane of Kings

X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion by Chris Claremont (#10-18) – Comics Review [Bellarius]

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Continuing with Chris Claremont’s X-Treme -X-Men, Bellarius sees how the second arc fares compared to the first.

“More action than character moments, but with enough good qualities to keep you reading to the end.” – The Founding Fields

X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Destiny by Chris Claremont (#1-9) – Comics Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius looks at the first volume of an often overlooked series, X-Treme -X-Men by Chris Claremont.

“Neither something particularly good nor bad, most noteworthy for some excellent artwork.” – The Founding Fields