Review – X-Men: Apocalypse
May20

Review – X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse is the sixth main title in the X-Men movie franchise (ninth if you include spin-offs), it’s also a direct sequel to a movie that was both a prequel and sequel to what had come before it. With all that baggage you might think that Apocalypse would be one of the messiest and most incomprehensible movies to date, in fact it’s actually the most straightforward X-Men movie in years. While Days of Future Past was a film...

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Comic Review: Steven Universe: Too Cool for School
Apr25

Comic Review: Steven Universe: Too Cool for School

Despite being a children’s cartoon, Steven Universe has amassed a hugely loyal following of all ages. The show has a reputation for cleverly tackling contemporary modern day issues in a colourful and energetic package. Although there have been previous Steven Universe comic books from BOOM! Studios,  Too Cool for School is a new original graphic novel. Scripted by Jeremy Sorese, with the story by Ian Jones-Quartey, the book is...

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Advance Comic Review: Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1
Mar15

Advance Comic Review: Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1

As a cartoon, Steven Universe is way smarter and more involving than it has any right to be. Following the adventures of a young boy and his three magical guardians, the show is a funny and exciting piece of children’s TV which has subtly dealt with themes such as racism, gay rights, and even consent. As a comic book series, Steven Universe previously had a 12-issue run of anthology issues, with various writers and artists...

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Review – Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Feb04

Review – Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the newest entry into the staggeringly long-running Naruto Ultimate Ninja fighting game series. With the anime finally coming to a close, Ninja Storm 4 sets out to wrap up the Naruto storyline while also building upon its last instalment. This means another game with a truckload of ninjas to play as and a fast and flashy fighting system. For better or worse, Ninja Storm 4 is a game that assumes you’re...

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Review – Arrow: The Dark Archer #1 (Contains Spoilers for Arrow Season 1-3)
Jan15

Review – Arrow: The Dark Archer #1 (Contains Spoilers for Arrow Season 1-3)

Released this week, The Dark Archer is the first issue of the new Arrow spin-off comic, staring Oliver Queen’s favourite frenemy Malcolm Merlyn, or the Dark Archer as he was known back in Season 1. The comic is written by sibling duo John Barrowman, who of course plays Malcolm on the show, and Carole E. Barrowman. Artwork is handled by Daniel Sampere, who has illustrated a number of DC titles in the last few years. The comic’s...

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