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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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.

GeNext #3

Wed, July 16th, 2008 | Category: Review

The latest generation of X-Men search for their missing comrade, No-Name, even as the mansion comes under investigation and attack. By Claremont and Scherberger.

Ultimate Origins #2

Tue, July 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

The previously untold history of the Ultimate Universe continues here with Captain America’s origin, presented by Bendis and Guice.