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
August 15, 2019 4:32 am Ditto, I live in East Lothian near where he was born.
August 15, 2019 4:30 am Really enjoyed the lads together - maybe this could be a quarterly thing to give C and J a break?
April 29, 2019 12:05 pm Am I having a weird case of deja vu or did a Patron get trash-sorting powers last week too?
April 26, 2019 6:45 pm Just a quick thanks to Josh for a sterling effort!
April 17, 2019 4:00 am Aha, I should’ve read further before commenting!
April 17, 2019 3:59 am (‘Bi-monthly’ in comics always meant every two months, I’d say ‘bi-weekly’.) I’m certainly ready for Tom King to leave, his story is going on and on... if Hollywood meetings are more important right now, fair enough, take a break. I get that he wants to do a hundred issues but this is not a series that seems to be sticking to a Paul Levitz-style detailed plan. He could come back refreshed and wrap things up in a tight six issues. Hercules trying for rehabilitation was the focus for Dan Abnett and Luke Ross’s recent Herc series and it was wonderful, certainly worth a browse on Marvel Unlimited. Because I’m not a Star Wars fan and don’t know all the characters, I kept hearing Grand Moff Tarkin as ‘Grandma...’. Actually? Maybe she’s a spin-off character.
April 9, 2019 1:38 am ‘Graphic novel... it’s like fancy dress for comics,’. Brilliant, Josh!
April 2, 2019 4:29 am That run of Anniversary issues DC had in the Eighties is the type of thing I’d hoped for here - big stories, perhaps creators jams, linked to a single narrative idea eg Legion #300 or Flash #300.,, this was indeed better than the normal anthology but overall just another Batman giant. Remember Sam Hamm and Denys Cowan’s Blind Justice from Detective #598-#600? That sort of thing would have been great. Still, most of the stuff here was enjoyable. The Batman’s Longest Case was poor in the idea that X years into his career Batman still had to prove himself to the likes of Slam Bradley and Whoever Hawkman Is This Week? The Tom King story suffered from the production issue of having so many unseen characters chatting in narrative boxes of the same colour, even those little corner symbols would have helped. The Power of Shazam series that followed the OGN was terrific. I like the new book for what it is ie not a Shazam book, but again with Black Adam? Can’t Geoff Johns just marry him and be done with it?
November 12, 2018 4:44 am I’m with Josh, I want the credits to be in one place - preferably within the first three pages so I can settle back and enjoy the storyy. And preferably NOT WASTING TWO PAGES, Marvel! It’s like those TV shows that delay the credits... one episode of Alias took 19 minutes to properly start... how I hate cold opens. The Eero box sounds great, next time they sponsor, I hope they let us know whether it’s a US-only product.
October 1, 2018 5:03 pm PS: ‘A toy chest of fun in every can!’ See, some of us can quote Play-Doh.