Mart

Mart

Name: Martin Gray

Bio: I'm a journalist in Edinburgh and fond of police procedural telly, biscuits and musicals. I know far more than any decent person should about My Little Pony, having spent years editing British comic books about them; thankfully I also got to edit reprint titles for such folk as Batman and Superman. And the best bit of that? Chatting to the readers in lettercols - no pleasure in life equals being italicised. I review comics for Comic Buyers Guide and go on at appalling length at my own blog, http://dangermart.blogspot.com/

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Reviews

I enjoyed #1 but this wound up way down the reading pile. Partly, it’s because there were so many other…

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Oh dearie Lord, who signed off on this comic? It’s not even dopily entertaining, it’s just annoyingly bad. It’s part…

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Just read 600 and I’m going to moan again about the art. Why does the very competent Olivier Coipel seem…

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Mart's Recent Comments
December 18, 2017 4:48 am I’m not far in, but great show so far. As regards hearing Tom Hardy speak normally on screen, he read five bedtime stories for BBC children’s channel CBBC recently. Sweetly, he contacted the BBC and asked if he could be on the Bedtime Stories series - here’s a sample, maybe something for Josh’s young ‘uns. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kUayOnHldv0 I tried the first Cars but it wasn’t for me. Is no one else distracted by the name ‘Lightning McQueen’? It sounds like a drag artist, or the actress Mercedes McCambridge of The Exorcist and camp western Johnny Guitar.
December 11, 2017 3:12 am Totally agree on the Pick, great comic overall. So when the DC Holiday Special 2017 came out last week, I bought it digitally, enjoyed it, allowed a ComiXology update, was pleased to see the classic Silent Night of the Batman appear as a bonus... and only today realised the Max Landis/Francis Manapul story Driver’s Seat has disappeared. But why? I can’t see any babies in microwaves...
December 5, 2017 5:58 am One of the most confusing things about this year's New Talent Showcase is that three of the artists, Minkyu Jung, Siya Oum and Sam Lotfi, are in last year's edition. I dislike 'jamokes' - it's too regional as a running gag, never mind too American!
November 27, 2017 3:49 pm Fun show, nice to hear Ryan again, although that dice thing was the worst ever power... even when he explained it to Conor, I was utterly lost. What’s the advantage of getting a number that’s one more than the number you threw? Mind, the constant hypotheticals when Conor was giving out powers was fun, I bet ‘why’ was his constant refrain as a toddler! The Cosmic Treadmill predates the Speed Force concept, so even if DC writers today say it can only be used by SF users - and why would that be, did the parts come from a SF workshop? - I reject that in this fluxing Rebirth period! So yeah, Superman can use it. Oh, and Comet isn’t a Kryptonian, he’s from ancient Greece.
October 30, 2017 7:56 am I'm really sorry I helped force you to read this. I'm sorrier still that I read it. And stop apologising, the show was great as ever!
July 19, 2017 5:30 pm Listening to the Harry's advert, I think you're the man who can answer something that has been bugging me for years, Conor. Why do some men shave at the gym? Shave at home! You're in the way!
June 27, 2017 5:47 am Great show, and thanks to everyone above for the fascinating art info, I like Janin a lot, his Nightwing work was especially great. I’m not sure if you recognised her with the tweaked look, Conor, but the mutant girl in Aquaman was Dolphin, that tart from the Peter David run. Maybe you were avoiding spoiling. Good news for the art - Aquaman is b ack to monthly publication.
June 19, 2017 5:49 am Great show as ever. I really enjoyed The Forge; I assumed it was connected to the Dr Manhattan business via Hal's finding a strange energy imprint in the Batcave - isn't that where the Button was found? That last page reveal of 'The Joker' was weird, given we'd seen him clearly before that - I wonder if he was meant to be in shadow before that. I loved the LSH/Bugs team-up - Supergirl's Seventies outfit with the puffy sleeves remains my favourite.
April 23, 2017 7:16 pm Enjoyed the Marvel discussion lots.. but where did Conor go?
April 17, 2017 7:33 pm Great show as ever, hope you got some sleep afterwards. Good luck with the new extra shows... you probably saw on the poll page that I don't actually want rewards (or 'rewards' when we're talking the privilege of being able to buy something!), I'd rather you set a level that was comfortable, pays the bills with enough for the odd snack/beer and go for that - adjusting for inflation every now and then - and don't give yourself extra work. I'm really not fussed about non-comic chat, I can get that elsewhere.... does Patreon compel participants to set rewards?