James Hunt

London, UK
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK
Sep 2

I am an adult male human who makes a living by writing things down in such a way that they appear to be worth paying for. I used to work as a software developer for Yahoo!, but a man can only take so much computer programming before he goes mad, and that's pretty much what happened. When I woke up, I had somehow become a freelance writer, so I decided to stick with it and see where I ended up. And where I ended up is here.

As well being a reviewer for CBR, I've written for such media outlets as Film4, Wired UK and Comic Heroes Magazine - sometimes about comics, sometimes about other things, but always with the knowledge that even writing about the most boring subject is considerably more fun than actually working for a living. Just to prove I'm a well-rounded individual, my interests outside of comics include stand-up comedy, F1 racing and cosmology, and my favourite novelists are Douglas Coupland, Will Self and Chuck Palahniuk.

FIRST COMIC: Probably some random issue of "The Beano," but the first US comic I ever bought was "Weapon X" #3 (the 1995 "Age of Apocalypse" series).

FAVORITE CHARACTER: The X-Men (specifically Rogue, Gambit, Psylocke and Wolverine)

Articles By James Hunt

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Live at Kirby Plaza

Thu, April 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's James Hunt was among those present last night as the London Institute of Contemporary Arts presented "Live at Kirby Plaza," a retrospective on Jack Kirby's career presented by a panel of renowned "Kirbyologists."

Optic Nerve #13

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 | Category: Review

Adrian Tomine presents a trio of new stories in "Optic Nerve" #13, the latest instalment of his ongoing series.

Guardians of the Galaxy #5

Thu, August 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

Writer Brian Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli bring former "Spawn" character Angela into the Marvel Universe in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #5

A+X #10

Mon, July 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "A+X" #10, B. Clay Moore and Kris Anka team-up the Black Widow and Fantomex while Adam Warren takes on Domino and the Scarlet Witch.

Superior Carnage #1

Mon, July 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

Kevin Shinick and artist Stephen Segovia bring back the favorite symbiote of the '90s in "Superior Carnage" #1.

Indestructible Hulk #10

Mon, July 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Indestructible Hulk" #10 by Mark Waid and Matteo Scalera concludes the team-up between Daredevil and The Hulk.

Superior Spider-Man #13

Mon, July 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Superior Spider-Man" #13 by Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Giuseppe Camuncoli heralds a major status quo change for the Superior Spider-Man.

Wolverine: Japan's Most Wanted #1

Wed, July 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

Wolverine heads to Japan in Marvel's first paid digital-exclusive series, by Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, Paco Diaz and Yves Bigerel.

What If? AvX #1

Mon, July 8th, 2013 | Category: Review

"What If? AvX" #1 by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Jorge Molina re-imagines the crossover event of 2012.

Avengers A.I. #1

Fri, July 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Avengers A.I." #1, by writer Sam Humphries and artist Andre Lima Araujo, has the two things a launch needs: talented creators and a strong premise.

Jupiter's Legacy #2

Mon, July 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

"Jupiter's Legacy" #2 continues the generational superhero epic by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely.

X-Men #2

Mon, July 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

"X-Men" #2 sees Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel continue their story as Arkea clashes with the X-Men.

X-Factor #258

Mon, June 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

"X-Factor" #258 by writer Peter David and artists Neil Edwards and Carmen Carnero give Wolfsbane the send-off she deserves.

X-Files Season 10 #1

Thu, June 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

"X-Files Season 10" #1 sees writer Joe Harris and artist Michael Walsh return to the world of the X-Files. Is the truth still out there?

Savage Wolverine #6

Wed, June 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Savage Wolverine" #6 re-teams writer Zeb Wells and artist Joe Madureira: the best they are at what they do.

Daredevil: Dark Nights #1

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Daredevil: Dark Nights #1" by Lee Weeks begins an anthology series dedicated to one of Marvel's most flexible characters.

Dial H #13

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Dial H" #13 by writer China Mieville and artist Alberto Ponticelli reveals the secrets of the Dial Bunch.

Avenging Spider-Man #21

Mon, June 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

"Avenging Spider-Man" #21 by writer Chris Yost and artist Marco Checchetto pits the Superior Spider-Man against the Chameleon!

Star Trek #21

Fri, May 31st, 2013 | Category: Review

Writer Mike Johnson and artist Erfan Fajar provide the official follow up this summer's blockbuster movie in "Star Trek" #21.

Uncanny Avengers #8AU

Fri, May 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

As crossover tie-ins go, "Uncanny Avengers" #8AU by Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan and Adam Kubert is as good as readers could've hoped for.

The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #1

Thu, May 23rd, 2013 | Category: Review

"Green Team Teen Trillionaires" #1 by writers Art Baltazar & Franco and artist Ig Guara introduces the wealthy kids you'll love to hate.