Anthony Composto's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 11
8.3Avg. Review Rating

8.2
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Dec 10, 2015

Batman/TMNT starts off better than expected, although not without its hiccups. The biggest draw is its intrigue, which will have readers waiting for the next issue, looking for answers. The writing and art create a solid balance of grit and wit, making this book everything you'd want in a Batman/TMNT team-up.

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10
Crosswind #1

May 10, 2017

Simone and Staggs' work togetherrivals that of even the best noir teams (Brubaker and Phillips better watch their backs). Thetwo plant plenty of seeds in this first issue, and with themystery and intrigue,Crosswind is sure to be a must-buy comic month after month.

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9.0
Curse Words #1

Dec 7, 2016

Call your local comic shop ASAP and tell them to add this book to your pull list, even if fantasy isn't typically your bag.Curse Wordsisn't onlyfor magic fans. It's for fans of interestingcharacters, subtle humor, and intrigue. Plus it's easy on the eyes.Why wouldn't you read it? Don't you like nice things?

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8.0
Ether #1

Nov 9, 2016

Ether has a little bit of something for everyone. It's funny, it's emotional, and " most important " it's entertaining.

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8.0
Loose Ends (2017) #1

Jan 11, 2017

Loose Ends is back and better than ever.Be sure to pick up issue one when it rereleases on January 25, even if you already gave it a shot the first time around. You'll get the finale that you've been waiting six years for, along with a new format, new covers, and a few other updates. "But don't worry," said Latour in a recentImage+ interview, "Han still shoots first."

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8.0
Plastic #1

Apr 19, 2017

Plastic is weird. It's absurd and it's twisted. But it's also good storytelling, and good storytelling deserves to be read. Be sure to pick this book up before it sells out!

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9.0
Reborn #1

Oct 13, 2016

The bottom line is that the premiere issue of Reborn is great; it's sure to be on many "Best of the Year" lists come December. This is a story that literally grabs hold of you on page one and doesn't let go (which sounds cliched, but it's true). It has heart, action, intrigue, and everything else you could possibly want from a sci-fi/fantasy book. Reborn is already being rushed back to print, so be sure to run to your LCS to get a copy before they sell out!

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader Annual #1

Dec 17, 2015

The juxtaposition of a dark tone with humor may not be something one would expect in a story about Darth Vader, but that may be why this annual works so well. Even more important, it stays true to its roots. Many fans worry that these Expanded Universe stories will stray from Star Wars' core values, but those fears can be cast aside as long as Kieron Gillen is writing Darth Vader. He understands this world and how to tell stories in it. This book is absolutely worth its $4.99, so pick it up and read it while waiting in line to see The Force Awakens.

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8.8
Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #1

Dec 31, 2015

This is an outstanding start to a miniseries that I've been waiting for since it was announced. It manages to play on a big stage while feeling deeply personal, due to its outstanding creative team. Yes, these are characters that you've seen before, but in a totally new light and under new circumstances. This is the prequel story fans have been waiting for.

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5.4
Ultimate End #5

Dec 17, 2015

'Ultimate End' has been hard to get through. It has felt cluttered and shallow, and the continuity is infuriatingly off from the main story it's tied in to. It's saved by two things: Mark Bagley's Spider-Men art, and the hope for a bright future in Miles Morales. It's not the ending that the Ultimate Universe may have deserved, but it will do.

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9.0
Violent Love #1

Oct 26, 2016

Barbiere and Santos just joined Brubaker and Phillips as one of comics' great noir teams.

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