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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

Comics Round-up 15.09.2013

Batman The Dark Knight 23.2

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

“This is DC’s big month for the year, Villain’s Month and as expected, there are all sorts of stories here: good ones, bad ones, average ones and everything in between those three.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“Geoff Johns brings his run on Green Lantern to a superb finish, executing the Third Army arc superbly. Wonder Woman’s third volume however is strong but imperfect, whilst over at Image, East of West Vol. 1 ranks among some of the best comics that I’ve read all year.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Forever Evil #1 by Geoff Johns – Comics Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

Forever Evil 01

Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk review the first issue of the new Forever Evil event mini-series from Geoff Johns.

An otherwise excellent story hampered by its poor art, the first outing for Forever Evil provides a mixed bag.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“A bold new vision of the New 52 DCU is beginning to unfold here and this is going to be one hell of a ride if this issue is any indication, aside from a few negatives.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

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

Trinity War 01

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

Comics Round-up 01.09.2013

Batgirl 23

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

“After two fairly good story arcs, Justice League Dark heads downhill with the addition of writer Ray Fawkes even as JMS’ second installment of Wonder Woman: Odyssey impresses as much as the first. Greg Rucka continues to impress as usual with the second and third issues of his creator-owned project with Image, and I dip back into the Marvel Now universe with Young Avengers with a somewhat tepid first arc.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An awesome new arc for Batgirl gets underway, Captain America reaches its penultimate issue in Dimension Z, and Chris Roberson’s Masks delivers an impressive but flawed union of Dynamite Comic’s strongest heroes. ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Superman Unchained #2-3 by Scott Snyder – Friday Flash Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest two issues for Scott Snyder’s chart-topping new series featuring the Man of Tomorrow.

“The second issue still had me on the fence, but the third one allays all fears and ensures that this title is going to be a must-read on my monthly pull-lists.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 02.08.2013

Before Watchmen Minutemen Silk Spectre

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

“The rebooted Aphrodite IX proves to be great while the first two issues of musician Max Bemis’ Polarity from Boom Studios manage to astound spectacularly. And back in superhero-land, Greg Pak’s first two issues of Batman/Superman disappoint like none other, even though Ray Fawkes’ Trinity War tie-in second issue of Pandora proves to be a spectacular issue.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“Before Watchmen manages to both excel and disappoint, whilst Scott Snyder excels in the Pre-New 52 era, and Green Hornet Year One is a much better origin story for the character than the recent film.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Batman Annual #2 (2013) by Scott Snyder and Marguerite Bennett – Friday Flash Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

Batman Annual 02 (2013)

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings review the brand-new Annual issue for DC’s Batman.

“As with last year’s issue featuring Mr. Freeze so it is with the new one as Scott and Margueritte flesh out a new villain for the caped crusader and they do it in mind-boggling style.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

A title that manages to provide a fun look at the interior workings of Arkham Asylum with a nice, solid annual, however – as Snyder is not the main writer, it isn’t as impressive as what we’ve seen in the past – but it is still worth checking out, and is certainly worth the extra cost.” ~Bane of Kings, 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

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