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New 52 Superman gets a new romance

Jennie Whitwood News Aug 22, 2012

Jennie explains why DC is going 52 Shades of Red, White and Blue...

Spandex: Fast And Hard review

Jennie Whitwood Review Jun 29, 2012

The UK doesn't have many superhero teams, but we still manage to beat the US at its own game. Jennie meets some pioneering superheroes on this side of the Atlantic...

Gwen Stacy and The Amazing Spider-Man

Jennie Whitwood CJ Wheeler Feature Jun 25, 2012

Spider-Man's most tragic love interest returns in this summer's blockbuster from Sony and Marvel. Jennie and CJ ponder Gwen Stacy's influence on Spidey...

Alan Moore vs the world in League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009

Jennie Whitwood News Jun 19, 2012

Watchmen's author Alan Moore continues to revise the characters of popular culture in Century 2009...

Mutant and proud: Northstar gets married

Jennie Whitwood News May 24, 2012

Canada's favourite gay super-twin pops the question. Jennie ponders whether Marvel and DC are gay-friendly.

The ladies of Avengers comics

Jennie Whitwood News May 3, 2012

Black Widow made a strong impression in The Avengers, but Jennie argues that a sequel has plenty more female leads to draw on...

Night of Owls claims Batman

Night of Owls Court of Owls Batman Scott Snyder James Tynion IV
Jennie Whitwood News Apr 10, 2012

Batman ziplines this month into his first crossover since the start of New 52. Jennie discusses the latest DC event…

DC spins a new fairytale in Fairest

Fairest cover first issues DC Comics
Jennie Whitwood News Mar 4, 2012

Vertigo launches a new series from Fables writer Bill Willingham this Wednesday. Jennie gets folkloric and fabulous with Fairest...

London Super Comic Convention 2012: weekend round up

London Super Comic Convention 2012 overview
Jennie Whitwood News Feb 27, 2012

A fresh kind of comic convention hit the UK over the weekend. Jennie and CJ marvel at the first London Super Comic Convention...

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne review

Batman The Return of Bruce Wayne - Grant Morrison DC Comics
Jennie Whitwood Review Feb 19, 2012

One of DC Comics’ last major Batman storylines before New 52 is out now in trade paperback from Titan Books. Jennie finds out where Bruce Wayne got to…

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre

Silk Spectre Amanda Conner
Jennie Whitwood News Feb 7, 2012

A lot of interest in Before Watchmen will focus on Rorschach, The Comedian and Dr. Manhattan, but what about Silk Spectre? Jennie argues that Alan Moore's superheroine has innate potential...

A clue to the identity of New 52's hooded woman

Pandora
Jennie Whitwood News Jan 11, 2012

Readers of DC's New 52 comics have been asking “who's that girl?” for months.

The fall and rise of Harley Quinn

Harley Suicide Squad
Jennie Whitwood News Dec 20, 2011

A drastic makeover of female DC character Harley Quinn earlier this year left fans incredulous. Jennie assesses Harley’s treatment so far in the New 52’s Suicide Squad...

Where to begin reading Batman comics

Batmansuggestions
Jennie Whitwood News Dec 9, 2011

Jennie investigates DC Comics’ current batch of titles to suggest good starting points for those unfamiliar with Batman’s comic book adventures…

The changing role of women in comic books

Jennie Whitwood News Nov 10, 2011

Although the trend is changing, too many comics treat their female characters as little more than decoration. Jennie looks at the changing role of women in comics...

The changing face of Catwoman in the movies

Jennie Whitwood News Sep 29, 2011

With Anne Hathaway cast in the role of Selina Kyle for The Dark Knight Rises, Jennie looks at the ever-changing cinematic image of Catwoman…

London’s MCM Expo: bringing cosplay to the masses?

Jennie Whitwood News Jun 7, 2011

Once a peculiarly Japanese phenomenon, cosplay has now spread into the wider culture. Jennie checked out the range of costumes at last month’s MCM Expo…