Alex Spencer,

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United Kingdom

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Past articles by Alex:

The Wicked + The Divine: a story obsessed with endings reaches its own

We talk to creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie on the close of their Image Comics hit, The Wicked + The Divine, a story about teens who become gods, and then have only two years to live. → Read More

The Joy of standing by your man in Into The Breach

Into The Breach isn't just about killing bugs and saving the world. It's also about saving one specific person - Isaac Jones. → Read More

I took the best music of 2018 and played it all in 2008’s best rhythm game, Audiosurf

We collect the best music of 2018, from Janelle Monae to Carly Rae Jepsen, and play it all in... Audiosurf!? Oh well. Don't call us irrelevant. → Read More

We played Die, the ‘Goth Jumanji’ game fueling Kieron Gillen’s new RPG comic book

Die is a new comic from a co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine, Kieron Gillen, about six kids who get sucked into a Dungeons & Dragons-like world. It’s also a game where you play six people who get sucked into a D&D world. → Read More

What is cyberpunk?

A woman doing her makeup as the camera slowly pulls out to reveal she’s missing the bottom half of her face, a gaping cybernetic maw in its place. A cable jacked directly into a businessman’s skull, sparking and smoking as it fries his brain. An elevator the size of an apartment, crawling up the side of a high-rise towards the sky. These are just some of the fragmented vignettes studio CD… → Read More

REVIEW: Die!Die!Die! is a Surprise Attack on the Senses from Kirkman & Burnham

Robert Kirman and Chris Bunrham's surprise comic Die!Die!Die! promises bloody mayhem and leaves you hungry for more. → Read More

The Hulk mutated over 55 years to become Marvel’s most multifaceted character

Over the Hulk’s decades of history, Marvel Comics writers have mutated the character from monster to warrior to detective and back again. → Read More

REVIEW: Catwoman #1 is an Ambitious but Flawed Debut

Joëlle Jones' first issue of Catwoman begins the job of revamping Selina Kyle, setting the stage nicely for future issues to fulfill its promise. → Read More

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1 Review

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1 is a welcome return of the characters, but doesn't capture what made the TV show special. → Read More

Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 Review: Small but Perfectly Formed Adventure

Appropriately for a story about Pym particles, Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 by Mark Waid and Javier Garrón is a pleasingly small-scale story. → Read More

Marvel’s new Hulk is a vengeance monster who can never die

Marvel Comics’ new Immortal Hulk series, by Al Ewing, is a monster story that takes the Hulk back to his horror roots. → Read More

Amazing Spider-Man #800 is All Your Spider-Favorites in One Big Issue

Amazing Spider-Man #800 sees Dan Slott and some of his most famous artistic collaborators take on everything you love about Spidey in 80-plus pages. → Read More

Stan Lee’s comics legacy is embroiled in accusations, lawsuits and challenges

Making sense of the web of allegations surrounding the 95-year old widower → Read More

X-Men: The Wedding Special Doesn't Feature a Wedding, Isn't Particularly Special

X-Men: The Wedding Special succeeds in some moments and stumbles in others, but overall feels like an inessential part of the story. → Read More

No Surrender Shows How Comic Books do a Blockbuster Avengers Story

If Infinity War left you wanting more high-stakes Avengers action, recently wrapped comic book story No Surrender is the perfect place to turn. → Read More

Image's Skyward #1 Introduces the Lightest, Brightest Apocalypse Ever

The world forever changing isn't necessarily bad thing, as Joe Henderson & Lee Garbett show in the gravity-deficient world of Image's Skyward #1. → Read More

Persistence & Permadeath: progression in Spelunky, Into the Breach and roguelikes

How progression and permadeath work in Into the Breach, Rogue Legacy and Spelunky → Read More

Exiles #1 Introduces Readers to (Most of) the Dimension-Hopping Team

Marvel's Exiles #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodríguez successfully avoids the "meet the team" cliche, though it'll leave you wanting more. → Read More

DC's Curse of Brimstone #1 Tells an Origin Story You Haven't Seen Before

The latest entry in DC’s New Age of Heroes, Justin Jordan & Philip Tan's Curse of Brimstone #1, stars a different type of possessed hero. → Read More

Saga #50 Celebrates a Milestone By (Mostly) Ignoring It

Saga #50 barely acknowledges the fact that it's a milestone issue, but it's nonetheless another great chapter in Vaughan & Staples' epic. → Read More