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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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.

GeNext #1

Sat, May 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

Chris Claremont and Patrick Scherberger introduce another potential new generation of X-Men -- this time they’re the children of the original teams.

Young X-Men #2

Wed, May 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

Guggenheim and Paquette bring us the adventures of the next, possibly last generation of mutants, although all might not be as it seems as the Young X-Men try to take down the former New Mutants.

Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness #1

Tue, May 13th, 2008 | Category: Review

Christos Gage delivers another entertaining one-shot to fill gaps in the “Thunderbolts” schedule, this time focussing on two classic Marvel villains �" the Green Goblin and Mac “Venom/Scorpion” Gargan.

Cable #3

Mon, May 12th, 2008 | Category: Review

Duane Swierczynski and Ariel Olivetti continue what might just be the most important story to come out of Messiah Complex -- it’s just a pity there’s not a little more story in the issue.