Brandon J. Griffin's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 13
7.4Avg. Review Rating

9.2
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #7

Aug 4, 2017

Duggan continues to deliver the GOTG book we've been desperate for the past couple years. Every laugh is earned, every progression is significant, the team is strong as ever. There's a real chemistry here that Marvel can't afford to lose. Smallwood's art is a triumph.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #1

Jul 20, 2017

Astonishing X-Men #1 is a visual triumph as well. Colorful and detailed layouts flesh out a fast paced and dire story. The varied personalities of this team are all up front and tastefully present. All of the Psylocke psychic projections, and monsters, are flawlessly illustrated and colored.

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8.8
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #2

Aug 16, 2017

'Astonishing X-Men' #2 is clever and stylish, a much needed creative graduation from the previous era in both art and script. The title manages to feel fresh while maintaining a sense of classic X-Men storytelling.

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4.0
Avengers (2016) #10

Aug 4, 2017

I don't place blame on the creative team for a forced tie-in issue, but there is very little to enjoy here. Readers of 'Secret Empire' and 'Avengers' alike can skip this forgettable entry.

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9.0
East of West #34

Aug 2, 2017

There is no one true protagonist, readers find their own faction to root for as the world approaches the apocalypse. It's an element that isn't featured in comic books very often. The actions of each character mean more when the reader is invested into each of them for different reasons.

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9.0
Extremity #6

Aug 3, 2017

With six issues in the bank now, the direction this title is headed in looks as promising as a comic book could possibly be. Daniel Warren Johnson is doing something special here and it more than deserves the attention of all comic book readers.

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6.8
Jean Grey #5

Aug 9, 2017

Jean Grey #5 may be the weakest installment so far, but not enough to warrant concern. Dennis Hopeless' voice for Jean is superb and an absolute joy. This issue suffers from the supporting characters falling flat in comparison to the previous guests.

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7.3
New Superman #14

Aug 9, 2017

New Super-Man has been one of the most underrated titles for DC Rebirth, standing very much on its own. Unfortunately, Suicide Squad's involvement hurt more than helped, averting our attention from the plot threads that were more interesting.

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5.5
Nightwing (2016) #27

Aug 17, 2017

This is by no means a worthless comic book, it just doesn't hit all the notes it needs to for this to sing. It's also not an easy read for anyone who started reading Nightwing comics with this series.

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3.0
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #2

Jul 19, 2017

Disappointing so far, not looking for a Deadpool book dressed up in webs.

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8.3
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #13

Aug 10, 2017

Lobdell is delivering the best stories we've seen about this trio of characters on their own. 'Red Hood & The Outlaws' continues to be an emotional rollercoaster that packs a gut punch.

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8.0
Secret Empire #6

Jul 19, 2017

Secret Empire#6 is another fine installment in the story that's legitimately shaken Marvel to its core. There are some very deep lines drawn in the sand and plenty of mystery left to unfold. This is what I wanted from a Civil War II and it's funny that Spencer mentions that dumpster fire a number of times in this. The only thing making CWII carry any relevance is Spencer tying up the loose ends.

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8.6
Thanos (2016) #9

Jul 27, 2017

This issue was more of a family affair and less of a cosmic epic, but entertaining nonetheless. Space witches, the God Quarry, and the Phoenix Force all add up to a more than enjoyable comic book experience!

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