Tag Archives: Comics Reviews

Trinity War – A DC Comics Event Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the six-issue crossover event that leads into the current ongoing Forever Evil event.

“Start to finish, this was one hell of a ride, and as the first mega-event in comics that I’ve been able to follow issue by issue, this definitely was something else. Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire started off great, and they ended great, with ample support from all the artists involved like Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Mikel Janin and the others who were really on top-form here.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“Worth buying all the issues for rather than just reading the ones from the comics you follow. Top notch stuff.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Wake #1-2 by Scott Snyder – Double Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk review the first two issues of Scott Snyder’s latest series, from Vertigo.

“A great opening take on what is sure to become a classic. Original, awesome, with some strong atmospheric artwork.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“With The Wake, Scott Snyder just may have another hit on his hands, and Sean Murphy looks set to become a top-notch artist in the industry along with colourist Matt Hollingsworth.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 16.07.2013

Death of Superman

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

“In a recent full-on run with various DC titles, it has been quite a mixed bag, in a good way. Doomsday proved to be a technically great story that I mostly enjoyed while Milligan’s first arc on Justice League Dark had its great moments as well. The strongest title here is definitely Gail Simone’s breakout hit (as far as I am concerned) The Movement which continues from strength to strength.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

With Marvel, Young Avengers and Daredevil: Dark Nights both get off to an incredible start, while at DC, Snyder proves that he can write two-issue arcs as well as year-long epics, and Kyle Higgins gives Nightwing a fantastic new direction.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1 by Ray Fawkes – Double Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings review the first issue of the new Pandora series from DC, being released as part of its Trinity War crossover event.

“Quite a promising issue but has a few flaws within the context of an origin story and references to Greek mythology.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“An interesting issue that will keep me around for #2 but does not deliver on all elements of its intriguing premise.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 01.07.2013

Immortal Iron Fist Volume 1

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

“My first experience with Greg Rucka proves to be a smash hit as he tells a really focused story about the most famous X-Men team member ever. Scott Beatty’s The Last Phantom is flawed but still tells quite a story. Geoff Johns concludes the Throne of Atlantis crossover and instantly launches into an even better series event with King of Atlantis which is full of startling revelations. Scott Snyder’s Batman progresses after the epic Death of the Family crossover with a small-focus 2-parter with a classic Batman villain and then launches into the series event Year Zero which is one of the best stories in the series to date. “~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Astonishing X-Men is a series that all X-fans should read, and The Immortal Iron Fist is another classic.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid – Graphic Novel Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews Mark Waid’s 2003 ground-breaking origin story of the Man of Steel.

“A fascinating story about relationships, consequences, and identity that also helps to establish Superman as more than an American hero.” ~The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.04.2013

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

“Taking a step back in time from JMS’ Odyssey Vol.1 to read the first post-Infinite Crisis Wonder Woman title proved to be a wise choice, as did going back to IDW’s first reboot of the G.I.Joe franchise. The new version of Spider-man arch-villain Venom proved to be a major disappointment and Zenescope’s first collected volume of their fairy tale reimaginings ended up being more promising than I’d expected.” ~Shadowhawk

A mixed bag from DC with Jeff Lemire’s Green Arrow being spectacular but the first volume of All Star Western falling well short. On the other hand, Marvel hits it out of the park with a superb opening start to the adventures of Miles Morales, the new Ultimate Comics Spider-man.” ~Bane of Kings

Comics Round-up 01.04.2013

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

“After reading the first half of JMS’ run on Wonder Woman, I sincerely wish that it was him writing the current ongoing, rather than Azzarello. Bill Willingham delivers an absolute scorcher on Fables Vol.1, even as Snyder’s Batman ends on a rather tame note. Following Arvid Nelson’s excellent first two volumes, Robert Place Napton’s Dejah Thoris proves to be a disappointment, continuing a trend with the writer across the various John Carter titles.” ~Shadowhawk

“The flagship titles of Marvel Now! make some good, entertaining progress and DC’s Justice League is a strong but flawed series” ~Bane of Kings

Comics Round-up 01.01.2013

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings bring to you the first comics round-up for the new year.

“An experience of extremes.” ~Shadowhawk

The last batch of comics that I read in 2012 have been (mostly) fantastic, setting 2013 up to be a great year.~Bane of Kings

Comics Round-up 15.12.2012

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Bellarius joins Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings for the second comics round-up for December.

“Some good, some bad, just like any other month really.” ~Shadowhawk

A mixed bag for Marvel Now and a fresh take on the Man of Steel.” ~Bane of Kings

“Some very disappointing reading this time around.” ~Bellarius