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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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?

Angel: After the Fall #9

Wed, June 25th, 2008 | Category: Review

New artist Nick Runge joins Brian Lynch on the official “Season 6” comic. Angel reunites the gang and defeats the bad guys - but what’s Gunn’s big plan?

Local #12

Tue, June 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

Wood and Kelly bring Megan’s life full circle as she returns home after years away, an emotional ending to a fantastic series.

Captain Britain and MI-13 #2

Wed, June 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

Captain Britain is dead, and the rest of MI-13 have to pick up the pieces in the midst of a Skrull invasion.

Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? #1

Tue, June 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

A Skrull-themed anthology title plugs continuity holes and picks up dangling threads, but does it offer anything to people who aren’t "Secret Invasion" completists?

Wolverine: Dangerous Game #1

Tue, June 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Yet another "Wolverine" one-shot fails to justify the high price point, this time with a lead by "Gutsville"’s Simon Spurrier and a backup by Rick Remender.

Kick-Ass #3

Mon, June 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

In this wake of last issue’s success, Dave has become a hero, but Millar and Romita go to great lengths to show that the first victory isn’t even remotely the end of it.

Angel: Revelations #1

Wed, June 4th, 2008 | Category: Review

Adam Pollina returns to comics and threatens to show everyone how it’s done, teaming with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to retell Angel’s origin story.

X-Force #4

Tue, June 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Kyle, Yost and Crain ensure that blood flies (again) as Wolfsbane gets her claws into a few characters, and Angel finds that his connection to Apocalypse might not be as severed as he thought.

Ultimate Origins #1

Mon, June 2nd, 2008 | Category: Review

Brian Bendis is joined by artist Butch Guice to expose the wider conspiracy behind the Ultimate Universe’s superhumans.

Ms. Marvel #27

Sun, June 1st, 2008 | Category: Review

Ms. Marvel continues her search for answers in a "Secret Invasion" tie-in that places a little too much emphasis on soap rather than superheroics.

Iron Man #29

Tue, May 27th, 2008 | Category: Review

Stuart Moore steps in as writer while the Knaufs take a breather, beginning a new four part story that retains the established tone and style of the title nicely.

Captain America #38

Mon, May 26th, 2008 | Category: Review

Captain America comes back from the dead! Well, one of them does, anyway. Brubaker and Epting continue a legendary run on the title.

X-Men: Divided We Stand #2

Sun, May 25th, 2008 | Category: Review

While an improvement over the opening issue due to a decreased focus on the “New X-Men” cast, "Divided We Stand" still feels largely skippable except for hardcore mutant completists.

Fantastic Four: Secret Invasion #1

Wed, May 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa returns to the Fantastic Four and, at the same time, grabs hold of a decade-old dangling thread with the return of occasional "F4" supporting character, Lyja, in this Secret Invasion tie-in.

Amazing Spider-Man #559

Tue, May 20th, 2008 | Category: Review

Dan Slott returns as main writer, with Marcos Martin guesting on art as Peter becomes a paparazzo and two new villainesses debut.

Wolverine: The Amazing Immortal Man and other Bloody Tales #1

Mon, May 19th, 2008 | Category: Review

David Lapham's one shot doesn't live up to his other critically-acclaimed books. This collection of shorts is ultimately underwhelming.