REVIEW: Saltire: Annihiliation, Part 2

(Diamond Steel Comics, 2015)

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Created by John Ferguson
Art by Claire Roe and Lauren Knight

Saltire is a book that I feel unreasonably close to. I’m not Scottish. I don’t have Scottish ancestors, or even any from the U.K. This is a book that debuted when I first began reviewing comics. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Saltire: Annihilation’ Part 1

(Diamondsteel Comics, 2014)

Created by John Ferguson
Art by Claire Roe and Lauren Knight

In 2013 we saw the introduction of the “first Scottish superhero” into the comics canon.  Saltire: Invasion showed us how the Roman army ran face-first into the blue-skinned, dual-claymore wielding, behemoth, and was crushed beneath his mighty heel.  Now creator John Ferguson has penned the second issue, Saltire: Annihilation. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Saltire” Volume 1

(Diamondsteel Comics, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Created by John Ferguson
Art by Tone Julskjaer & Gary Welsh
Cover by Jim Devlin

One of the core ideas of the comics world, especially that of the Marvel U, is the insistence that heroes can come from anywhere. One of the key points that made me fall in love with the X-Men was that they were a truly international group, with members coming from countries across the globe. And I always wondered…could they manage to survive in a book of their own? Continue reading