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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Uncanny Avengers #4

Fri, March 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

"Uncanny Avengers" #4 by Rick Remender and John Cassaday doesn't always meet expectations, but at least it misses them in interesting ways.

Alpha: Big Time #1

Thu, February 21st, 2013 | Category: Review

"Alpha: Big Time" #1 by Josh Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati brings back Spider-Man's teen sidekick, depowered and ostracized by his peers following the events of his appearance in "Amazing Spider-Man."

Indestructible Hulk #4

Thu, February 21st, 2013 | Category: Review

Mark Waid and Leinil Yu pit the Hulk against Attuma in "Indestructible Hulk" #4 -- but series still doesn't feel like it clicks.

Wolverine and the X-Men #25

Mon, February 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Wolverine and the X-Men" #25 Jason Aaron and Ramon Perez take the X-Students to the Savage Land with stunning implications for Wolverine -- and his family.

Secret Avengers #1

Thu, February 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

Nick Spencer and Luke Ross present "Secret Avengers" #1, a story about Hawkeye and the Black Widow that could only be called "Budapest."

Scarlet #6

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Scarlet" #6 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Scarlet begins her violent revolution, starting with Portland.

Superior Spider-Man #3

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Superior Spider-Man" #3 by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman pits the Superior Spider-Man against a classic Spidey foe with a shocking outcome.

Dark Avengers #186

Mon, February 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker and Mirco Pierfederici explore a darker version of the Marvel Universe in "Dark Avengers" #186 to unimpressive results.

Mara #2

Mon, February 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and Ming Doyle return to the world of high-stakes Women's Volleyball in "Mara" #2, a book many times more interesting than its one-line premise suggests.

Uncanny X-Force #1

Mon, January 28th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Force" #1 by Sam Humphries and Ron Garney thrusts a new incarnation of X-Force into the spotlight with strong results.

Deadpool Killustrated #1

Mon, January 28th, 2013 | Category: Review

Deadpool has killed the Marvel Universe: now he sets his sights on the rest in "Deadpool Killustrated" #1 by Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli.

Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1

Fri, January 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness" #1, Mike Johnson and David Messina pick up where J.J. Abrams left off as they bridge the gap between Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness.

A+X #4

Fri, January 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

"A+X" #4 gives Kaare Andrews, Jason Latour and David Lopez the chance to go wild on a pair of Avengers/X-Men team-ups.

X-Factor #250

Mon, January 21st, 2013 | Category: Review

Peter David and Leonard Kirk literally raise hell in "X-Factor" #250, kicking off David's long-anticipated "Hell on Earth War" storyarc.

All-New X-Men #6

Fri, January 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

The "All-New X-Men" cast adjust to living in the present, and becomes the target of a classic X-Men foe in an issue by Brian Michael Bendis and incoming artist David Marquez.

Wolverine and the X-Men #23

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Wolverine and the X-Men" #23 sees Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw conclude an outrageous three-parter in typically outrageous style.

Avengers Arena #3

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Avengers Arena" #3 by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker dispatches another teen hero in another entertaining and illuminating character study.

Iron Man 3 Prelude #1

Mon, January 7th, 2013 | Category: Review

With Iron Man otherwise occupied, War Machine takes the spotlight in "Iron Man 3 Prelude" #1 by Christos Gage, Will Corona Pilgrim and Steve Kurth, which gives some tantalizing hints at "Iron Man 3."

Daredevil: End of Days #4

Mon, January 7th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Bendis, David Mack and a host of artists continue Ben Urich's investigation into the world Daredevil left behind in "Daredevil: End of Days" #4

Avenging Spider-Man #15.1

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Review

Chris Yost and Paco Medina rise to the difficult task of introducing us to the Superior Spider-Man in "Avenging Spider-Man" #15.1 -- but that doesn't mean readers have to like it.