A. Chowder's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicsverse Reviews: 20
8.6Avg. Review Rating

9.4
A.D.: After Death #1

Nov 26, 2016

It seems any new release from Snyder is indeed something to celebrate for comic book readers. In A.D.: AFTER DEATH BOOK 1, Snyder's masterful abilities to create an expressive and personal narrative are on full display, more so than ever. Lemire's watercolor art and distinctive style captures the doom and gloom vibe without sacrificing simplicity, making Snyder and Lemire truly a dream team. Although our world hasn't found the cure for death yet, you still have time to grab a hold of this new epic.

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8.2
All-Star Batman #4

Nov 10, 2016

ALL-STAR BATMAN #4 delivers in action and dialogue while lacking balance in artistic choices and story. A visually impaired Batman test his wits against Two-Face as Scott Snyder showcases more fun Bat gadgets and shines a beam of hope in the Dark Knight.

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8.3
All-Star Batman #5

Dec 29, 2016

While ALL-STAR BATMAN #5 doesn't break any new Bat-ground, it is still one hell of a ride. The arc raises the stake for Batman as he encounters waves of villains while embarking on a trip to save a foe's soul. But with so much build up from previous issues, certain plot fall to the side while other parts leave you wanting for more explanation. The issue otherwise concludes an entertaining arc with gritty art while keeping us in awe of Batman and his foes.

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8.8
All-Star Batman #6

Jan 11, 2017

Overall, part one of the "Ends of the Earth" arc will satisfy those who are loving Snyder's deep exploration of Batman's popular villains, aside from the mad clown. Snyder completely changes his storytelling style for this installment, and it's both effective and entertaining. While it remains to be seen how the arc will conclude, it's the villain of the story, alongside Jock's captivating art, that makes this issue a must-read.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #8

Mar 15, 2017

The latest Bat-villain in Scott Snyder's "Ends of the Earth" story arc has us and Bruce questioning reality. The engaging story and the surreal art makes this issue a must read as it sets up the upcoming finale.

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8.6
Batman (2016) Annual #1

Dec 1, 2016

Celebrate the holiday with our caped crusader in BATMAN ANNUAL #1. The anthology contains short tales from various acclaimed writers and artists. While the collection contains a mix of fun, light-hearted Bat stories, the striking art of each tale makes this annual a must grab for any Bat-fanatic.

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9.2
Batman (2016) #11

Nov 17, 2016

The masterful art adds to the blood and betrayal in BATMAN #11. The dynamic relationship between the Bat and Cat will drastically change after this issue. Prepare for the Bat breaking!

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8.1
Batman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

The conclusion of "I am Suicide" is saved by the art since the script leaves you with mixed emotions. The issue delivers a memorable back-shattering scene that will echo in the Bat mythos for some time. You might question the use of some characters for Batsy's suicide mission, but BATMAN #13 proudly boasts why Batman can do the impossible.

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8.8
Batman (2016) #16

Feb 2, 2017

With a haunting last page, the first part of the "I Am Bane" storyline is off to a chilling start. Tom King's humor and the shifting tone of the art and story makes this issue a must read for all Batman fan.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #18

Mar 1, 2017

While the main story doesn't offer much, the comparison between Bruce and Bane's tragic childhoods is fascinating. Furthermore, he art is not only brutal and captivating but also an important reminder of the serious physical threat Bane presents.

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8.7
Batman (2016) #19

Mar 18, 2017

BATMAN #19 successfully sets up a promising finale to the "I am Bane" story arc. As Bane encounters some of Arkham's infamous inmates, we're treated to some entertaining violence and a better understanding of what distinguishes the character from the other Bat-villains.

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8.5
Elektra (2017) #1

Feb 22, 2017

ELEKTRA #1 slices and dices with a slick new look and entertaining action. Taking place in a corrupted casino, Elektra's new storyline has a lot to offer for fans and new readers.

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9.5
Foolkiller (2016) #1

Nov 3, 2016

Max Bemis' FOOLKILLER #1 is a glorious relaunch of a forgotten Marvel character. Once a "Poor man's Punisher", Greg Salinger AKA Foolkiller, balances a typical day of being a therapist for criminals and taking extreme measures if they fail to progress.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #10

Dec 8, 2016

In JUSTICE LEAGUE #10, the League discovers what was behind the cyber attack. Although an unimaginative plot reveal and unbalanced artwork seem to restrain the issue from its full capabilities, the inclusion of a showdown with several villains and sneak peek of Amazo was quite a treat.

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7.7
Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

Feb 8, 2017

The rebirth issue falls short on plot, relying on boring recruitment agenda. The characters and art, however, are what makes this issue entertaining.

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8.5
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

Jan 19, 2017

Round 5 of JUSTICE LEAGUE V SUICIDE SQUAD is a fun and entertaining read as it involves a team of losers and rejects on a suicide mission against a new and old threat.

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7.5
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6

Jan 26, 2017

The final issue of the epic crossover event leaves you wanting more from the villain and the main showdown. While the majority of the characters don't leave much of an impression, the characterization of Amanda Waller is quite satisfying, as it sets up exciting future events.

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8.5
Man-Thing (2017) #1

Mar 10, 2017

With this comic debut, R.L. Stine invites readers to look beneath the muck of Man-Thing and discover a re-imagined story. Adding both elements of mild horror and comedy, MAN-THING #1 is solid footing for the miniseries.

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8.5
Namesake #1

Nov 9, 2016

In NAMESAKE #1, Steve Orlando and Jakub Rebelka craft an original story that will invite you through panels of questioning identity and colorful action. This first entry of a four-part mini-series dazzles with striking art while introducing the epic of a man of two worlds on the run with two urns.

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9.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #12

Dec 15, 2016

WONDER WOMAN #12 continues to excel with its "Year One" arc and masterful art. Diana further develops as a character as she finally comes face to face with the God of War, making this issue a must read.

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