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
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?
March 27, 2017 4:46 pm I always assumed Ron's email address meant he was an XO Manofwar fan. Apparently not!
March 23, 2017 6:36 pm I'm British and old and I don't care about the Stones; it doesn't mean I'm terrible, or they're rubbish. We just don't connect. I do hope 'justify not liking something' doesn't become a regular feature. Are there any IGrans out there?
March 20, 2017 6:11 pm 'They're never gonna move him off for reasons not worth getting into...' Oh Conor, you tease!
March 6, 2017 8:33 am I'm reading barely any Marvels these days, they're so pricey and I think, well, I shall read them on Unlimited - but six months on, I just can't bring myself to care. The MU just ain't compelling these days. I apologise for not taking part in the Patreon vote, I almost did once, but on seeing how much catalogue stuff there was to wade through, just couldn't be bothered. if there was a shortlist of say five, that'd be great.
January 30, 2017 4:39 am Nice show, as ever. Did I hear right, six whole pages of Saga were all black, with no narrative content? If so, were they extra to the usual page count? More than one page of that and I'd flounce out! I'm not made of money! I hate Deathstroke, never could stand Creeper... but you may have me here.