belleburr's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Pop Culture Uncovered Reviews: 67
8.7Avg. Review Rating

8.0
4001 A.D. #3

Jul 27, 2016

Overall this is an excellent book with a new hook on an old tale.

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10
A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #6

Aug 10, 2016

This book is hilarious and fun, a nice break from the grimdark of so much thats out there.

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6.0
Adam Wreck #1

Jun 14, 2017

Overall this is a fun book with a lot of potential.

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8.0
Alena #1

Aug 17, 2016

If youre looking for some dark horror that explores the human psyche look no further than Alena.

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8.0
Assassin's Creed #11

Aug 31, 2016

Neil Edwards and Vittorio Garofolis artwork is extremely good, giving everyone distinct looks, attitudes and mannerism. Theres a fluidity about the work that gives a sense of movement to every page and reminds you, on a subconscious level, that these people arent just people: theyre killers, even those who are more behind the scenes like Erudito. Its a nice touch that supports the narrative very well.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #16

Sep 7, 2016

Hopefully with Batman Beyond: Rebirth coming next well get a better merging of artworkand story-line, as well as more forward momentum. Only time will tell.

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6.0
Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1

Sep 28, 2016

Overall this is a solid, if predictable, book especially for those of us steeped in the Batman Beyond lore.

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8.0
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1

Oct 19, 2016

Michael Avon Oeming of Powers fame is on hand with his retro style and sharp angles, which combined with Nick Filardis bright colors, enhance the storyline. He also gives us some great throwaway panels that had me smiling as they dug deep into DCs archive of characters as well as a fantasticclosed room battle thats just the right amount of scary.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #2

Nov 21, 2016

This book is just damn good guys, you should pick it up immediately.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #3

Dec 27, 2016

Three issues in and Cave Carson has me hooked.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #4

Jan 23, 2017

As always Oeming, Filardi and Robins make each page team with life and detail. This book is honestly visually breathtaking, yet, for all thats going on in each page, its not muddled or busy. No detail is unimportant, but each page lifts the story up.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #5

Feb 21, 2017

As always Michael Avon Oeming, Nick Filardi and Clem Robins artwork, colors and letters (yes letters, I cannot emphasize enough how much Robins letters bring to the story) elevate the storyline from awesome to sublime. From the head trip, to the action sequences to the flashbacks you are fully immersed in every moment, as it happens. Combine that with the little nods to DC Comics eighty years of history scattered throughout each and every issue and youve got artists who not only know their stuff but are clearly having a great time doing what they do.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #6

Mar 23, 2017

Point blank this was a fantastic read.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #7

May 3, 2017

In comics, as with music, I dont like too many guest stars as a rule, however this is one team up that works on several levels.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #8

May 25, 2017

This issue sees Cave reaching his breaking point, which after everything its amazing it has taken this long, and decide that, one way or another, this mess is ending. Now. I'm here for it.

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10
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #10

Jul 19, 2017

As always Oeming, Filardi and Robins work is just excellent. From the opening sequence where we see Cave mourning the destruction of the Mighty Mole and all it means to him, to the attack of the fungus, to the tragic death of one of the survivors, every panel is filled with meaning and emotion, helping to elevate the story and add new, sometimes horrifying, layers.

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8.0
Eden's Fall #1

Sep 2, 2016

Overall this is a bang-up first issue that lays the groundwork for several storylines, and puts you on edge from the moment James takes his first steps across the towns border.

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6.0
Eternal Empire #1

Apr 24, 2017

Overall Eternal Empire #1 is a great start to the series but needs to give us a bit more to make its characters look unique.

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4.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #1

Aug 3, 2016

At least Chad Hardins artwork is excellent, doing a wonderful job of giving this storyline some much needed punch, with Alex Sinclair's vibrant colors and their combined fantasticcharacter work. Honestly this comic doesnt deserve artwork this good, but such it is.

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8.0
Horizon #3

Sep 21, 2016

Overall this book is an interesting galaxy spanning mystery Im ready to know more about.

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8.0
Intertwined #1

Sep 28, 2016

Sapolsky and Chuong's artwork captures the frenetic pace of Hong Kong with everything, from the funeral home to the school, teaming with life and movement. Each character has a distinct look and feel while the fight scenes give off a roughness that makes you feel the hits.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2015) #9

Aug 31, 2016

Overall, Im not sure if the wait was worth it.

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10
Mycroft Holmes #1

Aug 1, 2016

This adventure has just begun taking us down not so familiar paths with one of literatures most well known families and Im ready for book two.

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6.0
Odyssey of the Amazons #1

Feb 8, 2017

Overall its a decent beginning but it could be better.

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6.0
Penny Dreadful #3

Aug 3, 2016

Once again Andrew Hinderaker has a deft handle on the characters, filling in the blanks of their lives before the series while never losing sight of who they were when the series started. Unfortunately, once again, the artwork doesnt hold up. Its boring, without clear focus on backgrounds or characters. Had it not been explicitly stated that the characters were in Africa there would be no way of telling whatsoever. As this series goes on I can only hope that Shane Pierce or Guillem March will take over full time in the artwork department so that it will finally rise up to the quality of the writing.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #1

Aug 10, 2016

Much like Wonder Woman, the team on Red Hood and The Outlaws is on a roll.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #2

Sep 14, 2016

It doesnt hurt that Dexter Soys artwork and Veronica Gandinis colors bring the ruckus. The fight scenes are perfectly choreographed, exciting and clear. The facial work on everyone, even the background characters, is on point with Jasons increasingly incredulous expressions when dealing with Artemis worth the price of admission alone.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #3

Oct 12, 2016

It's smart and shows a commitment to quality from everyone on the book that makes it well worth the read.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #4

Nov 9, 2016

Another thing that makes this book so amazing is the artwork. As always Dexter Soy and Veronica Gandini bring the ruckus but there is a simply gorgeous scene with our three leads that will stay with you long after you put the book down. The layout of each frame, the shading and facial expressions and the physicality of each character lends weight to the words being said that takes excellent dialogue and elevates it to something beautiful.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #5

Dec 14, 2016

Dexter Soy and Veronica Gandini's art and colors lift the story up, showing the war between Jason's head and heart through body language and movement. There's also fantastic work with Bizarro and Artemis, particularly Bizarro's eyes as we see what Jason sees: there is an actual person in there, with thoughts and feelings, and that person deserves a chance to see who they can be without Black Mask's manipulations.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #6

Jan 11, 2017

Its a great wrap up to this arc, setting up future storylines, while tying in the Winick run as well as Jasons Post-Crisis origin perfectly.

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6.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #7

Feb 8, 2017

Unfortunately the artwork doesn't hold up. Mirko Colak, filling in for Dexter Soy, isn't quite up to the challenge. The detail I've come to expect in a RHATO book just isn't there. The lines aren't as clean, the backgrounds aren't as crisp and the character work isn't consistent.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #8

Mar 8, 2017

Overall this is a welcome return to form after the previous issue that was wonderfully written yet not that great to look at.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #9

Apr 10, 2017

Who Is Artemis? Part One is damn good, relieving me of my fear that this book would have the 2nd arc fall off and instead expanding on what we know while giving us something new.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #10

May 11, 2017

As always, Soy and Gandini's work is off the charts gorgeous. They do a great job of giving us the very distinct look of the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall, reflecting their desert culture and climate in smart, subtle ways. There's also some fantastic Bizarro and Jason based action sequences and Bizarro's refugees, despite there being so many of them, continue to be clearly differentiated.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #11

Jun 17, 2017

Overall this was a satisfying and intelligent ending to the Who is Artemis Arc, as we saw a lot of personal growth, individually and as a team, for The Outlaws.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #12

Jul 12, 2017

It all adds up to an issue that will utterly wreck the reader and that's not even getting into the fact that Jason most definitely has a stalker who's been getting closer (and more obsessed with him) with each issue.

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10
Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Jul 27, 2016

With Jason going deep undercover to get to the heart of a mystery that the G.C.P.D and Batman cant be seen anywhere near, that has the potential of setting off his trauma and bringing in new allies, Im extremely ready for issue #2.

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6.0
Riverdale #1

Apr 11, 2017

Overall this is a nice bit of in between to fill in some blanks of the show, not groundbreaking but the potential is there for a truly interesting comic

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10
The Belfry (One Shot) #1

Jan 18, 2017

Hardman delivers good old fashioned fear, deftly, with this story.

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10
The Shield (2015) #3

Oct 14, 2016

Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig have written a very interesting and dark book with two complicated leading ladies. The intrigue and espionage are well thought out, and fun, with dynamic fights and quiet scenes wonderfully illustrated by Drew Johnson and Kelly Fitzpatrick.

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10
Throwaways #1

Jul 6, 2016

The writing had me hooked immediately. I was instantly immersed in the world of Throwaways and wondering what the hell was happening. There are at least two major twist in this first issue alone and clearly more to come. We get some nice establishing character moments for Dean and Abby as well as some very intriguing side characters who I predict will become very important going forward.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #2

Jul 13, 2016

Of course, all good things must come to an end and so it is with Diana and Steve as events are set into motion that lead to the discovery of Themyscira. How this happens and more importantly, why, remains to be seen but Im surprisingly interested in finding out.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #3

Jul 27, 2016

This issue is a hardcore continuation of the story that is not for the faint of heart, but well done nonetheless.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #4

Aug 10, 2016

Nicola Scott's artwork continues to rock my world as each Amazon we see is distinct in every way, which is a huge achievement especially in the epic contest to decide who will be their champion.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #5

Aug 24, 2016

Wonder Woman continues to knock it out of the park and makes me want more.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #6

Sep 14, 2016

Overall, Im very much all the way in with this book.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #7

Sep 28, 2016

Liam Sharp makes the battle Diana and Barbara Ann wage on Cadulo's forces clear and brutal and though there are some missteps with Steve's team and the hostages " they're just not distinct enough for my taste " the overall feel supports the story well.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #8

Oct 12, 2016

Wonder Woman continues to be the shining light, amongst a constellation of fantastic books, of DCs Rebirth.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #10

Nov 9, 2016

Rucka captures Dianas purity, confusion, and badassery as only he can while building on the mystery hes been giving us in bits and pieces in previous chapters. Hes ably supported by Nicola Scott and Romulo Farjardo Jr.s artwork and colors which give this book a lightness and feeling of fun thats unique to this comic. Theres also a fantastic battle sequence that shows off just how well Diana and Steve work together.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #11

Nov 23, 2016

Liam Sharp and Laura Martin do a fantastic job of building that terror with their artwork and colors. The facial work, in particular, immediately tips you off to the knowledge that something is very, very wrong. It all builds to a devastating finale that is brutal, for the characters and the readers.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #13

Dec 14, 2016

Nicola Scott and Romulo Farjardo Jrs artwork continues to give us a vibrant and lush world while making each character distinct and beautiful in their own right. Their grasp of facial expressions, and understanding that less is more, make the quiet moments so much more impactful than they would be if handled by lesser artists.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #13

Jan 5, 2017

Overall this is an interesting, and ultimately heartbreaking, issue of Wonder Woman, that leaves you guessing as to what will come next and marveling at how well Rucka knows these characters, in every iteration.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #14

Jan 11, 2017

This is a beautiful finale to Year One that sets the stage for the next chapter of the Wonder Woman saga.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #15

Jan 27, 2017

Liam Sharpe and Laura Martin do an excellent job of portraying everyone'sincreasing frustration and paranoia due to the situation, while at the same time throwing little visual easter eggs in that I had to read the book twice to catch (and Im still not sure I caught everything). Everyone is at their wits end and it shows, but these people are family, come hell or high water, and that very clearly shows too.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #16

Feb 15, 2017

Overall this is a great beginning to the next arc of Wonder Womans Rebirth.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #17

Feb 23, 2017

This issue Rucka continues to lay the groundwork for an all out war between the three factions of the Spear Group, Veronica's people and the Amazons. It's done deftly, it's brutal and at times deeply upsetting (Barbara Ann continues to be the heart of the group and the choice she makes to protect them is disturbing and gut-wrenching), with a small glimmer of hope. Even that hope is questionable as at every turn Rucka leaves you guessing: what's real, what isn't and who (or what) the hell has been messing with Diana's mind?

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #18

Mar 8, 2017

This issue sets all the pieces on the board and ends on a devastating note for all involved that will (better) have consequences for years to come within the DC Rebirth universe as a whole.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #19

Mar 22, 2017

Overall this was an excellent set piece that leads into an awesome cliffhanger that could've stood for a bit more attention to detail.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #20

Apr 12, 2017

I cannot say it enough: Greg Rucka and his team are just doing phenomenal work on Wonder Woman.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #21

May 3, 2017

Once again Rucka proves why Wonder Woman continues to tower over her competition.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #22

May 10, 2017

Overall this is a good issue: smartly written and character focused, but the shift in tone of the art is a bit jarring.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #23

May 24, 2017

Overall this is a great wrap up to the arc, ending in a satisfying way that gets you ready for the next stage, marred by odd artistic choices.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #24

Jun 15, 2017

While Rucka sneakily makes Cheetah one of my favorite characters, Bilquis Evely makes everything gorgeous with artwork that is clean and crisp, giving us clear emotional beats with facial expressions that tell the story. Romula Fajardo Jr's colors compliment the story perfectly, enhancing the little details like Etta's freckles and Diana's armor and using shading to make the eye go exactly where he wants it to.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #27

Jul 26, 2017

Overall this is a great issue that makes me eager to see what's next.

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10
Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1

Jul 11, 2017

Overall this is a fun diversion from the main storyline of Wonder Woman that stands well on it's own without either character being wildly out-of-character.

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6.0
Xena: Warrior Princess #4

Jul 18, 2016

If you want a good story that continues the paths of our three favorite Greek badasses this is the comic for you, just dont let the art put you off.

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