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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Mighty Avengers #22

Wed, February 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

A newly assembled Avengers team come into conflict with Mordred – and themselves! By Slott and Pham.

Ultimate Fantastic Four #60

Tue, February 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Ultimate Fantastic Four" comes to an end – with a cliffhanger and instructions to read two other comics.

Uncanny X-Men #506

Mon, February 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Colossus takes on the mob while Beast and Angel are forced to contend with some decidedly stranger b-movie rejects. By Fraction & Dodson.

Amazing Spider-Man #586

Tue, February 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

In a break from the regular action, the origin of the villain Menace is laid out for us.

X-Men Origins: Sabretooth #1

Mon, February 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Dan Panosian examine the origin of Wolverine and Sabretooth’s mutual hatred.

X-Men Vs. Hulk #1

Tue, February 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Early in their careers as X-Men, Wolverine pits the Hulk against his friends for a bet.

Secret Warriors #1

Mon, February 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Nick Fury and his “Secret Warriors” return following the events of Secret Invasion. By Bendis, Hickman and Caselli.

Daredevil #115

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

The conclusion of Lady Bullseye’s introductory arc, by Brubaker and Lark.

Astonishing X-Men #28

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

The X-Men fight mutants from several alternate universes, all dealing with the fallout of M-Day, and discover just who might be behind their recent troubles.

X-Men Legacy #220

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Professor X and Gambit head to Australia to find Rogue, and meanwhile a character from “X-Men Legacy”goes on her own search.

X-Men: Manifest Destiny #5

Mon, January 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

The final part of the “Manifest Destiny” tie-in miniseries, with a lead story featuring Iceman and Mystique.

Captain Britain and MI-13 #9

Tue, January 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

Captain Britain leads MI-13 against Plotka and the Mindless Ones as one of their own turns traitor, and traitor becomes one of their own. By Cornell and Kirk.

Punisher #1

Mon, January 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

It’s the grudge match of the century! Frank Castle Vs. The Sentry. Doesn’t look like good odds. By Remender and Opena

Ultimate Hulk Annual #1

Mon, January 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

Ultimate Hulk fights Supreme Power’s Zarda in a dispute over his state of dress, by Loeb, McGuinness, and Djurdjevic

X-Force #10

Mon, December 29th, 2008 | Category: Review

An X-Force member offers to make the ultimate sacrifice, while Warpath fights a demonic bear. By Kyle, Yost and Choi.

X-Men: Kingbreaker #1

Mon, December 29th, 2008 | Category: Review

The Starjammers free the Starjammer, and Vulcan consolidates his grip on the Shi’ar empire. By Yost and Weaver

Punisher: War Zone #2

Tue, December 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Ma Gnucci, once one of the biggest thorns in the Punisher’s side, is back from the dead -- or is she? By Ennis and Dillon.

New Avengers #48

Mon, December 22nd, 2008 | Category: Review

The New Avengers assemble once again -- but who’ll make the team? By Bendis and Tan

What If: Fallen Son #1

Tue, December 16th, 2008 | Category: Review

The story of what would’ve happened if Stark died following Civil War, rather than Captain America, by Marc Sumerak and Trevor Goring

Phonogram: The Singles Club #1

Mon, December 8th, 2008 | Category: Review

Penny B takes us dancing, courtesy of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.