Chris Campbell's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicosity, All-Comic Reviews: 36
8.3Avg. Review Rating

9.0
Babyteeth #1

Jun 7, 2017

Overall Babyteeth is a surprisingly unique take on an end of times trope intensely illustrated with frenetic artwork. The fact that the story has so much heart to it hooks the reader and will bring them back for the next issue.

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10
Batman (2016) #22

May 3, 2017

Overall, we have a mostly perfect issue. The artwork is gorgeous and the story is mind blowing. These events should have a lasting effect on the Caped Crusader and affect the DC Universe as a whole. That Thompson and King were allowed to do this was amazing and the correct play by DC and a perfect addition to the core of the Batman mythos. Its a heartfelt issue that fans will be surprised by and be talking about for the next couple of weeks until the last part of The Button comes out.

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10
Batman (2016) #25

Jun 21, 2017

King and Janin have put together a new definitive look at the Joker, Riddler, and Batman. This issue will be one to remember.

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9.0
Black Hammer #8

Apr 20, 2017

Lemire has stated that the series will only be about 18 to 20 issues, so we are already almost half way through. The uniqueness of this story, though, will certainly make readers wish there was no end in sight. He has done so much excellent character building by both past and current events in their lives that we have a strong connection to our heroes. If they are going to survive in the town much longer they are going to have to let go of whats holding them back. Otherwise they arent going to see the dangers around them until its too late. Absolutely grab this issue if you have been following along and if you havent then this would work as a jumping on point.

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9.0
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1

Apr 26, 2017

The reader will enjoy this combination of horror, gladiator, and detective story all rolled into one. It aptly conveys Rome at it's most sickening and the reader may discover parallels with our own society. If you are a fan of ancient Rome and it's mythology or love the beauty of it's architecture then you may enjoy this book if gore doesn't scare you away. It's a good balance, though, and more than worth sticking it through. There is great potential for a deeper story and message here in future issues.

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8.0
Curse Words #5

May 17, 2017

Overall, Curse Words was and is always a great read. Fun, action, and wizardswhat more could you ask for. Definitely pick up this issue even if you arent caught up with the series. There is enough here to still enjoy it. The reveals made here will be important in the next story arc for sure.

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10
Eclipse #7

May 17, 2017

This book and the series itself is a must read. The art will pull you in and the story will hook you once you get started. If you are looking for something original to read that has action, mystery, and suspense then Eclipse is for you.

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4.0
Eternal Empire #1

May 3, 2017

That being said, Vaughn and Luna have in the past done some great work together. If you are a fan, then you will want to stick around and see where things go from here. There is potential here for it to become something better. It could be exactly the look that the duo were going for in this first issue while subsequentissues may differ. First time readers may find the book too lacking in originality and interesting art to continue or even pick up this book in the first place. It seems to be a miss for the creative duo, but we may not discover Eternal Empires destiny until later in the series.

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10
Grass Kings #3

May 12, 2017

Overall Grass Kings continues to go above and beyond just a another story. It is a must read. Kindt and Jenkins make a spectacular team that draws the reader in just as much as the universe has entrapped Robert and Bruce.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2017) #4

Apr 13, 2017

Overall the book is enjoyable but lacks originality and brevity. The entire storyline could be told in three issues instead of four and would probably work better. The idea for the story, however, is intriguing and hopefully in the future we will return to it. The JLA seems like it will be a lot of fun and has potential for some great adventures as long as they dont need to do any teamwork.

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6.0
Ladycastle #3

Apr 27, 2017

Definitely pick this up for a fun read, but dont forget the lessons. Ladycastle as a series is, and should be, especially important for young girls. Dawsons work can present them with examples to keep in mind as they grow into women. These are not damsels in distress, but rather fighters and problem solvers. Sometimes you wear a dress and sometimes you fight, other times you fight in a dress.

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10
Namwolf #2

Jun 2, 2017

Overall if you didnt pick up the first issue already, you really should. It is an excellently made book with a Twilight Zone quality story. Though it contains deeper messages about man and war there is so much more to enjoy in the story and the beautiful artwork. Pick up this issue now!

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8.0
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2

Apr 12, 2017

Though the main plot may seem simplistic it is a joy to read. Both in its artwork and writing The Big Lie provides the reader with a simple yet sophisticated break from big event books and end of the world crossovers. It is a tribute to the original novels that if you have ever read and enjoyed them, this issue is a must. Even if you havent, then the artwork itself is a pleasure to enjoy and worth checking out.

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7.0
New Humanz #1

May 17, 2017

Overall this is a solid beginning to a new series. There is a lot of emotion in this book and should prove to the reader that although they may not feel human Riley and Sadie are still whole. This book is a must read if you are looking to start a good story with strong female characters and a futuristic setting.

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8.0
Night Owl Society #1

Apr 26, 2017

The future looks good for this group of night owls. They have an interesting story as a foundation and a well balanced cast to inject some light heartedness into the darkness they are facing. Definitely pick this issue up if you have ever thought of starting your own team of crime fighters or were a member of the Breakfast Club in school.

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9.5
Old Guard #3

Apr 26, 2017

Overall, this is a cant miss issue. The series has landed now with both feet and has taken off at breakneck speed. The artwork and its gritty rugged portrayal of this world gives our eyes a feast of detail in the backgrounds and action scenes. Rucka is giving us an thrilling experience as we follow the immortal hitmen but keeps them relatable by having them seek the same answers that we do. When is it our time to die and why?

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8.0
Pestilence #1

May 5, 2017

Tieri and Okunev have put together an action filled, and different zombie story. Tieri has written a great start to what promises to be a fun zombie killing adventure with just the right amount of danger for the heroes. Okunevs art is the perfect complement for this story and the reader should enjoy all the little details. Pick up this issue becausePestilence promises to bring light to the darkness of the run-of-the-mill zombie apocalypse.

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9.0
Pestilence #2

Jun 12, 2017

Take a look at this book if you like a lot of fun details in your art and a lot of dismemberment in your zombies.

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8.0
Redneck #1

Apr 20, 2017

Overall,Redneck feels like it will be a successful book. Already, in one short issue, the creators have been able to communicate so much to the reader. The letter from Cates to the reader is a must read; its a key part to meaning of this story. Definitely pick up this book if you can relate to some of the themes mentioned above or want a different kind of vampire story. It will be interesting to see if the family can continue to leave their inner monsters in the dark.

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8.0
Regression #1

May 7, 2017

Overall, this is an excellent book if you arent squeamish. It has the potential to take you to some dark places in your mind so read with caution. It is a good look at the inner struggle to keep something from your past from interfering with your present. Definitely pick up this book to get immersed in a tale of terror invading your world.

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6.0
Sovereigns #0

Apr 6, 2017

Overall the book is good, though short, and it shows potential for a great reboot for each of the individual heroes. As far as “The Sovereigns” storyline goes, it is too early to tell. It seems to have potential, but there just wasnt enough in the 18 pages to get a sense of how things will go. This introduction is only $1.00, so you won't be out much if you don't like it, but the artwork and writing are definitely worth more than the cover price.

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9.0
Spencer & Locke #1

Apr 17, 2017

If the noir Calvin and Hobbes premise was the only thing that it had going for it interest in this book wouldnt last long. Even as a detective story it might not hold the readers interest but the combination of the two paired with the brutality of Lockes life are unique. We also discover by the end of the book that something else is going on and immediately leave us wanting our questions answered. Spencer and Locke is a must to add to your collection and enjoy reading. It looks to have a unique and exciting future.

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8.0
Super Sons #3

Apr 19, 2017

Overall, Super Sons continues to be an enjoyable read and always leaves the reader looking forward to the next issue. This team up could be the best one to come along since Batman first met Superman. In the future, it will be fun to look back on these early adventures and see how their relationship has evolved. Pick up this issue for continued fun, adventure, and laughter as the two continue to jab each other.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #8

Apr 17, 2017

Overall, the issue is a lot of fun. It reads straightforwardly, but unpacks so much by the time youve finished it. We are beginning to see just how much the Reborn storyline is going to affect the overall DC Universe. For the Super-family, it appears that this reboot is the best thing to happen to them in a long time. Definitely pick up this issue and get reacquainted with the cousins.

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5.0
Supergirl (2016) #9

May 10, 2017

Overall this is a decent issue with a lot of action, but you wont miss much if you skip this one. More than likely the first few panels of the next issue will sum up the events of this one. Unfortunately since DCs Rebirth Supergirl has only been mediocre except for a very few instances. Its too bad, she should have a much more popular book since she has the TV show on right now. The elements are all there for Kara to be great again, but maybe Ching and Orlando should be taken off of this one. Skip this issue unless you are a completest.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #20

Apr 6, 2017

Overall the issue is enjoyable even though it lacked a betterlook at the fallout from the last part of “Superman Reborn”. Although we get some hints as to what has changed, it just wasnt enough considering this seems to be a pretty big thing for the DC Universe.Hopefully we will get a better look into the merging of the Supermenvery soon and that the black goo is more than just a monster of the week. If you are a fan of iconic Superman moments or just looking to jump into Superman before we get into heavier plot-lines, you should definitely pick up this issue.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #25

Jun 21, 2017

Overall, Superman #25 is another on point issue for the series. Although the beginning of the storyline was a little rough it evolved into a great tale for the super family. The creators have melded together action and love for a nice wrap-up for the storyline and continued growth for the family. There are some great moments that you shouldnt miss if you are a DC fan and great formative moments that should become a part of Jons future character.

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8.0
The Damned #1

May 2, 2017

Overall the book is really good and has potential to be an outstanding series. Although it is missing some of the grittier darkness of the original, the quality of the story and art more than make up for it. This will be worth sticking along with to see where Bunn,Hurtt, and Crabtree take us.

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10
The Dregs #3

May 3, 2017

If you are not reading this book you should be. The story is immersive and the art is some of the best of the year. Read and then reread and take a step back and let it all sink in. There is so much more here than just another comic book. There is truth to be revealed in the story and in a deeper meaning of the book as a whole. Take the time to investigate it just as Arnold is; just dont let yourself get fooled by what is on the surface.

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8.0
The Normals #1

May 27, 2017

Anytime a story can make the reader ponder their own existence, it's a good one. Check out The Normals and then check yourself!

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7.0
The Power of the Dark Crystal #3

May 24, 2017

Overall this is a good book. If you are a fan of the Dark Crystal world then you should definitely pick this issue up. It has had a little bit of a slow start but it is coming into its own with this issue. The artwork is gorgeous to take in and the story gives fans what they have wanted for many years. It will feel good to return to a world that has been a part of our imaginations for so long.

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10
Trinity (2016) Annual #1

May 31, 2017

Trinity Annual #1 was an uplifting look at DCs perfect three. The story brings them together in familial love and the art work weaves them together in an epic modern tapestry. Its an issue that ties into the DC Universe as a whole, but self-contained enough to be enjoyed as a one off. Dont miss this important issue.

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10
World Reader #1

Apr 21, 2017

Overall, for a first issue, it is put together extremely well. Although the story centers around a lot of death, the spiritual side overcomes it with peace and harmony. Loveness treats usto a well thought out and planned world and situation. Deerings color work on the issue stands out in particular and, along with the uniqueness of the story,World Reader is a must to pick up!

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10
World Reader #2

May 19, 2017

World Reader is, quite simply, amazing. It tells a fascinating story and pleases the eye with its rich art. Its a definite cant miss and you should go back and get the first issue as well if you haven't already.

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8.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #1

Apr 13, 2017

Dont let X-Men: Gold prevent you from picking up X-Men: Blue. Everything that is wrong with last weeks title is done right in this book. As promised, we are back to basics in look, style, and story; it's a breath of fresh air that will restore faith in the X-Men for a lot of readers. If the X-Men are going to return to greatness, then this title is where it will happen.

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9.0
Zomben #1

Apr 28, 2017

Overall Zomben is a joy to read. The artwork captures the youthfulness of the characters while Heneghans writing nicely contrasts tragic circumstances with the lightheartedness of being in grade school. Being new in a strange place is a horror story that everyone can relate to and its dealt with perfectly here. If you love Zombie stories but are tired of the same old brain eating storyline then you will definitely enjoy this book.

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