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Comics Round-up 15.10.2013

Punisher - The Trial Of The Punisher 01

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

Green Arrow #24 by Jeff Lemire – Friday Flash Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

Green Arrow 24

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the latest issue of Jeff Lemire’s Green Arrow run.

“Sometimes it so happens that all the popular acclaim for a series is understated. This is one of those times.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

As usual, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino continue to deliver on one of my favourite ongoing DC Comics, providing a perfect jumping on point for new readers that really gives you no excuse to miss out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 01.10.2013

Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 1,

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

“As expected, and inevitable, DC’s Villain’s Month ends on a mixed note.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“The first volume of Injustice: Gods Among Us is flawed but fun, however the first volume of Shazam knocks it out of the park and proves why the next announcement that DC makes should be to confirm a new Shazam ongoing series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Crucible by Troy Denning – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest Star Wars novel, from long-time Star Wars scribe Troy Denning.

“One of the most exciting and fun novels about the Star Wars ‘Trinity’ of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa that I’ve read in a long time. An absolute must read.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Penance by Dan O’Shea – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

20 Penance

Shadowhawk reviews one of the first launch titles for Angry Robot’s new crime imprint Exhibit A.

“A flawed but fast-paced and nuanced thriller that is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Lazarus #1 by Greg Rucka – Double Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

Lazarus #1

Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk review the first issue of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s new creator-owned series from Image Comics.

An excellent first issue; Greg Rucka’s Lazarus is something that you’ll want to keep an eye out for.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Violence. Introspection. Honour. Family. All in a handful of pages from Rucka and drawn beautifully by Lark. This is definitely a series to watch out for.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.06.2013

08 Daredevil

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

“One of these rare times when all these books were fairly impressive. Earth 2 is carving out a great niche for itself and doing some great things with the alternate setting, with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s first Power Girl volume being no less exciting, if a little flawed. Over at Marvel, Mark Waid’s first Daredevil volume is urban action and Daredevil done near-perfectly, with Ed Brubaker’s Captain America: Winter Soldier Volume 1 being simply exceptional.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Flash opens a new story arc in a fantastic way and Batwoman impresses in its own corner of the Bat-family, while Superior Spider-Man delivers on its promise yet again and Brian Michael Bendis proves that he’s much better at writing for the X-Men themselves than he is with events.  If you’re not reading these books, you should be.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Movement #1 by Gail Simone – Double Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

The Movement #1

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings review the first issue of a brand-new series for DC’s New 52 initiative.

“An awesome series opener, Gail Simone kicks off what is hopefully the first in a very strong series of comics for DC’s New 52!” ~Bane of Kings

“Wonderful execution with tantalising hints at what’s to come next, this is a great intro issue that packs a lot in a tiny frame.” ~Shadowhawk

Exclusive Cover Reveal and Q&A: Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (Angry Robot)


Thanks to the kind folks at Angry Robot Books, Shadowhawk and The Founding Fields once more present to you an exclusive cover reveal. Huge thanks to our own Larry “djinn24″ Killian for negotiating the opportunity with Darren Turpin at Angry Robot.

“The best I can say about this cover is that artist Joey Hi-Fi has struck gold once again and delivered on another awesome cover for Angry Robot and for Chuck. Crazy awesome talent.” ~Shadowhawk

Prey by Tim Marquitz – Novella Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest adult murder mystery novella from noted author and editor Tim Marquitz.

“Quite graphic and shocking, Prey is also one of my best reads of 2012 because of an intensely paced story and some great characterisation.” ~Shadowhawk

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