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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Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1

Tue, December 2nd, 2008 | Category: Review

Freelance Photographer Phil Sheldon experiences the emergence of superheroes in the Marvel Universe first-hand. By Busiek and Anacleto.

Captain America #44

Tue, December 2nd, 2008 | Category: Review

The new Captain America faces off against Batroc the Leaper, by Brubaker and Ross.

Secret Invasion: X-Men #4

Mon, December 1st, 2008 | Category: Review

Cyclops and the X-Men defeat the Skrulls at unexpected cost. By Carey and Nord.

X-Factor #37

Fri, November 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

Darwin comes face to face with himself, while Siryn and Val Cooper have a frank conversation. By David and De Landro.

Thunderbolts #126

Mon, November 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

Diggle and De La Torre join as the new creative team as the Thunderbolts struggle to deal with the fallout from "Secret Invasion."

Wolverine #69

Sun, November 16th, 2008 | Category: Review

In the future, Wolverine and Hawkeye get attacked by Moloids and a good, old-fashioned bar fight, by Millar and McNiven.

Impaler, Volume 1

Tue, November 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

A vampiric infestation hits New York, and only Vlad the Impaler can help repel the fiends.

X-Men/Spider-Man #1

Mon, November 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

It’s nostalgia time in the swingin’ Marvel Sixties, as the X-Men of that era meet up with Spider-Man, courtesy of Kraven and Sinister!

Ultimatum #1

Mon, November 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Disaster hits the Ultimate Universe, courtesy of Magneto! By Loeb and Finch.

Wolverine Origins #29

Tue, November 4th, 2008 | Category: Review

Wolverine and Xavier attack the Hellfire Club in search of Logan’s son, Daken.

Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3

Mon, November 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Peter and MJ discuss moving their relationship to the next level -- and Ultimate Mysterio attacks! By Brian Bendis and David LaFuente Garcia.

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: Review

Wolverine returns to San Francisco’s Chinatown, and old scores must be settled! By Aaron and Segovia.

X-Men: Worlds Apart #1

Tue, October 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

Storm takes the spotlight as the Shadow King invades Wakanda, by Yost and Neves.

Ultimate Origins #5

Tue, October 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

The series which promised to tell the secret history of the Ultimate Universe ends, but doesn’t exactly wrap itself up. By Bendis and Guice.

X-Men: Manifest Destiny #2

Tue, October 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

It’s time for another X-Men anthology, featuring a lead story about Iceman by Mike Carey, and backup shorts featuring Juggernaut and Emma Frost.

Secret Invasion: Inhumans #3

Mon, October 13th, 2008 | Category: Review

Pokaski and Raney move the Inhumans one step closer to retrieving Black Bolt with the unexpected help of the Kree.

Cable #7

Wed, October 8th, 2008 | Category: Review

A decent enough issue, but still nothing spectacular from team "Cable."

Daredevil #111

Wed, October 1st, 2008 | Category: Review

Lady Bullseye comes to town to cause trouble for Matt, who is already causing trouble for himself by getting involved with Dakota North. By Brubaker and Mann.

New Avengers #45

Mon, September 29th, 2008 | Category: Review

The “Untold tales of Secret Invasion” wagon hitches itself to 2004 X-Men/Avengers crossover “House of M” to see how the Skrulls got on in that new reality. By Bendis and Cheung.

Age of the Sentry #1

Wed, September 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

Parker and Tobin each write shorts about the Sentry’s past, set in the Silver Age.