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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X-Factor #35

Tue, September 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Despite the events of last issue, Darwin’s story is far from over and Longshot joins the cast. By Peter David and Larry Stroman

Ghost Rider #27

Mon, September 22nd, 2008 | Category: Review

Daniel Ketch makes his proper return to the pages of "Ghost Rider," much to the disappointment of the Caretaker. By Jason Aaron and Tan Eng Huat.

King Size Cable Spectacular #1

Thu, September 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

Bishop continues his search for Cable and the Messiah Baby, pursuing them into the far future, by Swierczynski and Lashley.

The Amazing Spider-Man #571

Wed, September 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

Spider-Man faces both the Thunderbolts and Anti-Venom, and meanwhile Norman Osborn discovers one of Spidey's biggest secrets. By Slott and Romita Jr.

Magneto: Testament #1

Tue, September 16th, 2008 | Category: Review

Greg Pak tells the previously unseen origin of Magneto, with artist Carmine Di Giandomenico.

Secret Invasion: Front Line #3

Wed, September 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Ben Urich tries to document the Skrull invasion and the effects it has on the civilians of New York.

Angel: After the Fall #12

Wed, September 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Angel and Gunn have a fateful encounter, leading to the return of a familiar character.

X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1

Mon, September 8th, 2008 | Category: Review

The X-Men are in San Francisco, so it's time for an anthology title exploring what some of the less prominent members are doing there!

DMZ #34

Mon, September 1st, 2008 | Category: Review

Votes are cast in the "DMZ" election, and everyone might just be shocked by what happens next -- by Wood and Burchielli

Secret Invasion: Thor #1

Tue, August 19th, 2008 | Category: Review

Beta Ray Bill crash lands to earth amidst the Skrull Invasion! By Matt Fraction and Doug Braithwaite.

Secret Invasion: X-Men #1

Mon, August 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

The Skrulls enter San Francisco, only to find the X-Men waiting for them! By Mike Carey and Cary Nord

NYX: No Way Home #1

Thu, August 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

After a long break, the NYX kids pick up shortly after where they left off, with the new creative team of Marjorie Liu and Kalman Andrasofszky.

Cable #6

Wed, August 13th, 2008 | Category: Review

In the present day, Cyclops wonders whether he made the right decision giving the Messiah Baby to Cable. Presented by Swierczynski, Olivetti and Lacombe.

X-Men: Odd Men Out #1

Thu, August 7th, 2008 | Category: Review

This one-shot prints (at last) two never-before-seen short stories drawn by classic X-Men creator, Dave Cockrum.

True Believers #1

Wed, August 6th, 2008 | Category: Review

What is this comic? Where did it come from? What is it doing here?

newuniversal: 1959 #1

Mon, August 4th, 2008 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Greg Scott take on the unenviable task of fleshing out Ellis’ “newuniversal” backstory. Are they demented enough to compete?

Daredevil #109

Wed, July 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

Big Ben Donovan is on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Why can’t Murdock convince him to retract his confession? By Brubaker, Rucka and Lark.

Thunderbolts #122

Mon, July 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

Captain Marvel attacks the Thunderbolts as the team finally get around to tying in with Secret Invasion. Christos Gage writes and Fernando Blanco pencils.

Marvel 1985 #3

Wed, July 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

The Marvel super-villains make their grand entrance into "our" world, by Millar and Edwards.

X-Force #5

Tue, July 22nd, 2008 | Category: Review

The Purifiers erupt in civil war (no, not that one) and Archangel takes the sudden loss of his wings fairly badly. By Kyle, Yost and Crain.