World Comic Book Review

25th September 2023

Lobo / Road Runner Special (Review)

Lobo/Road Runner Special DC Comics, June 2017 Writer: Bill Morrison Anyone with passing familiarity with the starring characters of this new title will understandably be immediately skeptical. American publisher DC Comics’ new “Lobo/Road Runner Special” comic sounds ghastly. In the past few months DC Comics has launched a creative initiative that pairs its superhero genre … Read more

Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special #1 (review)

Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special #1 DC Comics, March 2017 Writer: Tony Bedard We swear that this is not an April Fool’s Day review. American publisher DC Comics is currently publishing a number of comic book single issue publications featuring crossovers between characters from their main line of superhero character properties, and characters from their … Read more

Civil War II: The Oath #1 (Review)

Civil War II: The Oath #1
Marvel Comics, January 25, 2017
Writer: Nick Spencer

“Civil War II: The Oath” is a new title spun out of American publisher Marvel Comics’ 2016 crossover promotional event called “Civil War II”. The plot for this saw two factions consisting of Marvel’s most popular mainstream character properties pitted against each other. The trigger was an ideological dispute concerning how best to utilize a new character named Ulysses and his ability to predict the future. The first faction, led by a female superhero called Captain Marvel, wanted to use this precognitive ability to stop crimes before they happen. The other side, led by Marvel Comics’ famous character Iron Man, want to study the ability first in order to ensure that the predictions are not affected by Ulysses’ own bias.

“The Oath” serves as an epilogue to the main “Civil War II” crossover event, but also relies on a story arc set up in the pages of the 2016 title “Captain America: Steve Rogers”. Captain America’s long character history has been controversially rewritten so that he has always been a double agent since the character’s creation in the 1940s (achieved through the use of a cosmic wish-granting artifact/plot device called the Cosmic Cube).

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Civil War II: Ultimates #12 (review)

Civil War II: Ultimates #12 (review) Marvel Comics, October 2016 Writer: Al Ewing American publisher Marvel Comics is presently winding up an internal cross-title promotional event called “Civil War II” which, again, explores the concept of altruistic superheroes fighting each other. This time the trigger is the use of prophetic vision by a new character … Read more