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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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.

The Amazing Spider-Man #565

Mon, July 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

Kraven returns! Or rather, a different Kraven arrives, while Peter’s new flatmate finds himself in all sorts of trouble. By Marc Guggenheim and Phil Jimenez.

Secret Invasion: Front Line #1

Wed, July 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

Brian Reed and GG Studios show the Skrull Invasion as experienced from the street level.

Patsy Walker: Hellcat #1

Tue, July 8th, 2008 | Category: Review

Hellcat is back, and she’s on assignment with the Initiative, tasked with defending... Alaska? Kathryn Immonen writes and Davie LaFuente pencils.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #16

Mon, July 7th, 2008 | Category: Review

Karl Moline and Joss Whedon re-unite for a Season 8 arc that pairs up Buffy with Fray, the vampire-slayer from the future!

New Avengers #42

Wed, July 2nd, 2008 | Category: Review

Bendis and Cheung take us on a tour of recent Avengers history to explain just how Spider-Woman got replaced by a Skrull, and what happened next in what is surely an essential chapter of Secret Invasion.

Ms. Marvel #28

Tue, July 1st, 2008 | Category: Review

Ms. Marvel makes it back to New York to confront the invading Skrulls in an action-heavy, Carol-focussed story.

Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1

Mon, June 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

Marvel’s teen heroes meet up once again for a crossover, turning this into a semi-regular event. Chris Yost writes, with Takeshi Miyazawa providing art.

Hulk #4

Mon, June 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

There are comics that CBR Reviewers really fall in love with. Then there's this one.

DMZ #32

Thu, June 26th, 2008 | Category: Review

Wood and Burchielli continue "Blood in the Game." It's election season in the DMZ but Parco Delgado’s campaign is halted by an assassination attempt. Can Matty and his mother hold it together?