Amy Ziegfeld's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicosity Reviews: 34
8.3Avg. Review Rating

9.5
Batgirl (2016) #5

Nov 23, 2016

Batgirl #5 is a fitting end to an auspicious first arc.

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8.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3

Oct 12, 2016

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3 is great serial story telling and a lovely-looking book, to boot.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

In the meantime, Batman #6 was one of the most powerful comic books I've read this year. It's a poignant capstone on the I Am Gotham storyline, lays the groundwork for future stories, and serves as an emotional standalone tale of grief.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #7

Sep 21, 2016

Batman #7 is a great start to what looks to be a fun crossover. The creative team did their homework and have produced a love letter to monster media that manages to stay true to its Bat roots.

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10
Batman (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

King and Janin deliver an amazing issue of Batman, and a fantastic Suicide Squad story, to boot. King delivers long-form storytelling while still infusing every individual issue with meaning. This is a fantastic comic.

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8.0
Death of Hawkman #2

Nov 2, 2016

Death of Hawkman #2 significantly picks up the pace compared to the first issue and promises an interesting series going forward. While a tad clich, the story is well-told with superb art.

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6.0
Gold Key Alliance #1

Apr 6, 2016

It's difficult to recommend this comic. Even if the series subsequently becomes far more engaging, the content in this issue is deeply inessential. The art, while interesting, isn't good enough to make it worth a look on its own, and the writing has nothing new to say, nor does it find an interesting way to say it. There's promise here, and the potential for a fine comics story, but that potential is unrealized in this first issue.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #1

Jun 15, 2016

Green Lanterns #1 is a solid start to the series. It's an invigorating, if slightly rough-around-the-edges, return to form for the title and holds a lot of promise for the future.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #6

Sep 14, 2016

In total, Green Lanterns #6 is a perfectly serviceable end to the series' first arc. It establishes a good dynamic between Simon and Jessica going forward, has some nice character moments, and sets up the next arc well.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #7

Sep 21, 2016

Green Lanterns #7 is a fun character study and a welcome breather amidst all the galactic action. The pace is brisk and the dialogue snappy. It comes highly recommended for fans of Jessica or Simon.

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6.5
Green Lanterns #8

Oct 5, 2016

This is a fun transitional issue, but it's marred by persistent writing problems and inconsistent art that prevent it from rising to anything more than a trifle.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #10

Nov 2, 2016

As the second arc of Green Lanterns begins in earnest, this title is really picking up momentum. This is a fantastic issue all-around and a great read for any Green Lantern fan.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #11

Nov 16, 2016

Green Lanterns is a good book that keeps getting better. Humphries is exploring some interesting themes and the book looks gorgeous.

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6.5
Green Lanterns #12

Dec 7, 2016

Even when the narrative's spinning in circles, Green Lanterns is always a gorgeous book to look at. This isn't a bad issue, per se, but it felt like too much of a repetition of the last issue.

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7.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #1

Jul 27, 2016

While I find the backslide in Sinestro's direction a bit disappointing, I did quite enjoy this book. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 showed plenty of promise going forward, and a delightful glimmer of optimism at the very end. I'm excited to see what comes next.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #2

Aug 10, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 is a lovely-looking comic without much to say. This book has all the potential in the world to become a great space epic, but for now potential is all it has.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #4

Sep 14, 2016

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #4 builds tension as it barrels toward the conclusion of the first arc and it gives some great character moments for both Sinestro and Guy Gardner. This book really feels like it's finding its rhythm.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1

Jul 13, 2016

All of that said, while there's a lot of good stuff in this comic, it's somewhat limited by the fact that it's a preface and a bridge. It explains previous stories and promises new stories, but it's not an especially interesting story in and of itself. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth is well-executed, but ultimately inessential.

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6.5
House of Penance #1

Apr 13, 2016

There is a lot of promise here. The art is striking and unique, unlike anything else on the shelves today, and I'm genuinely curious to see where the story goes. The atmosphere is macabre and foreboding and gives a real sense of the weirdness of the Mystery House and its eccentric owner. That said, this issue's problems can't be overlooked. The writing gets lazy in unfortunate ways, and that really hurts the story. Moreover, its treatment of American Indians is difficult to excuse. It's got a lot going for it, but be cognizant of its issues before diving in.

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8.0
Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth #1

Jan 4, 2017

Overall, Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth is a better-than-average Rebirth special that accomplishes its main goal of laying the ground work for the Atom's future adventures in the pages of Justice League of America.

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9.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

Jan 4, 2017

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 is a great continuation of the larger event, progressing the story, and giving some great character moments while introducing some new twists.

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9.0
Kamandi Challenge #1

Jan 25, 2017

This issue was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. It's entirely unlike anything else on the stands right now, and for that it should be commended. Moreover, you can be guaranteed that every single issue of this comic will give you a lot of action and storytelling for your purchase. It's a quirky book, the seams are definitely exposed, and whether it will make a satisfying story in total is yet to be seen, but for now this issue is a great time.

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7.5
Midnight of the Soul #1

Jun 9, 2016

Midnight of the Soul has a lot of promise. It's a well-told, if somewhat shopworn, noir tale of violence and masculinity. Hopefully it will hop the tracks and do something unexpected in future issues, but in the meantime it's a creditable entry in the genre.

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9.5
Omega Men #11

May 1, 2016

It's a shame this comic is ending with the next issue; I would have loved to see what other stories King and Bagenda could tell with this cast of characters. With all of the Omega Men converging on the Citadel's Viceroy, it's clear there is to be no pat solution to the war in Vega. But when the Omega Men inevitably come into conflict with each other, who will win out? I don't think I've ever had less idea of what's going to happen in the final issue of a series, and I can't wait to find out.

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10
Omega Men #12

May 28, 2016

I hesitate to call Omega Men a perfect comic, if only because I hate to think of art as something that is perfectable. With that said, Omega Men is as close to a flawless comic as I have read since I first began reading comics, and this last issue brings the series to, if not necessarily a satisfying conclusion, then one that is wholely in keeping with everything that came before it.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #2

Sep 14, 2016

Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 is an exciting, if a tad clich, extended fight scene that showcases some of the best sequential art on the market today.

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9.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Jul 27, 2016

Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth has been the biggest surprise of the relaunch for me. I was genuinely not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, and, for the first time in ages, I'm excited about Jason Todd. It's entirely possible that this book will lose me in the future, but for now, I am on board. Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth is a genuinely great comic.

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9.0
Satellite Falling #1

May 12, 2016

First issues are difficult. They not only have to set up the story, and the characters, and the world, they also have to act as a sales pitch for the series as a whole. Satellite Falling #1 does an admirable job on all accounts. The story is intriguing, the characters nuanced, the world engrossing, and it offers the promise of a fantastic science fiction tale to come. Satellite Falling #1 is both an auspicious start and a fantastic read in and of itself.

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9.5
Shade, the Changing Girl #4

Jan 4, 2017

Shade, the Changing Girl continues to impress with its fourth issue. The writing is poetic, the art evocative, and to top it off the second feature is fantastic.

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9.0
Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin' Heroz #1

Aug 24, 2016

Six Pack And Dog Welder feels like the comic that the slacker kids in high school would make if they were supremely witty and had access to an incredible artist and colorist. It takes what should be broad, one-note characters and finds new angles and humor while also stealthily imbuing them humanity and poignancy. This is a book that will make you care about a man who welds dogs to peoples' faces.

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8.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #10

Jan 25, 2017

Suicide Squad #10 is a well-told done-in-one story spinning out of the denouement of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad. It builds on the event by telling a character-focused story that deepens our understanding of Amanda Waller.

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8.5
Supergirl (2016) #1

Sep 7, 2016

The first official issue of the reborn Supergirl series is a great opener. It gives us nice character moments that are worth the price of admission by themselves, while setting up a story with a lot of potential.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #2

Oct 12, 2016

Supergirl #2 is another fine issue in the series. Cat Grant steals the show, but there's a lot of interesting stuff set up between Supergirl and Cyborg Superman, and the art throughout is vibrant and fun.

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10
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Revolution #1

Dec 8, 2016

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye: Revolution #1 is a fantastic, well-plotted, hilarious send-up of the type of corporate event that spawned it, and simultaneously serves as a kind of defense of the genre. Highly recommended, whether you've been reading Revolution or not.

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