Daniel Schwartz's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Pastrami Nation Reviews: 24
9.2Avg. Review Rating

10
Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem #1

Apr 7, 2017

Overall, this is a great start to the 1895 series, full of action and danger. Titan comics is gradually becoming my favorite publisher.

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8.0
Apollo IX (One-Shot) #1

Aug 12, 2015

With solid pencils by Fernando Argosino and excellent colors by Chris Northrop, the visual aspect of this story is very well done. While it remains to be seen where exactly Apollos story fits into the overall IXth Generation narrative, this one shot does a good job showing readers who he is and what his goals are. This was a very good read.

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10
Dante (One Shot) #1

Feb 20, 2017

In my opinion, Image Comics has hit a home run with Dante. Filled with amazing artwork and a creative story, Dante is the supernatural redemption story that will leave you waiting for the next adventure.

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9.8
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Three #1

Jan 22, 2017

If you are looking to fill the Moffat-sized hole in your heart, this comic has the story and artwork that will make any Whovian forget about the year-long TV absence.

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9.5
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Three #2

Mar 5, 2017

The art by Giorgia Sposito continues to impress as the Tenth Doctor and his team fight this new alien threat. She not only makes the Tenth Doctor look great, but she is also able to illustrate several other Doctors with spot-on accuracy.Overall, this issue is serves as a fitting continuation of an impressive story that looks great and draws readers in.

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9.5
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Three #3

Mar 29, 2017

Another fast-paced and fun adventure through time and Space.

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10
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1

Sep 29, 2016

Combine all of the above with the fact that Titan has chosen one of the most beloved Doctors in history to feature along with his companion and UNIT, and you have a winning formula for a great story and a way for Whovians to get their Doctor fix in the long months between episodes.

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8.0
Faster than Light #1

Sep 12, 2015

Pulling double duty, Brian Haberlin provides the writing and the art for the issue. This is no easy task for any creator, but Haberlin pulls it off well. With a visual style that fits the tone of the story perfectly, he is able to bring the characters to life through his crisp artwork and snappy dialogue. With a couple of well-timed Star Trek references thrown in, it is clear that he is very comfortable in the science fiction genre.

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4.0
Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1

Jan 11, 2016

Not only does Image deliver a solid and interesting story, readers are also treated to amazing pencils by Max Fiumara. Personally, I am not a fan of the black and white style, but Fiumaras artwork makes you forget that there is no color and draws you into a world where dragons exist in 1930s New York.

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9.5
Mars Attacks: Occupation #1

Mar 12, 2016

At first, I was skeptical of a comic series based upon a 20 year old campy movie, but Layman delivers an intriguing story that ends on a captivating cliffhanger. Mix that with amazing pencils and ink by Andy Kuhn and Jason Lewis (who make the Martians look even more terrifying than they were in the movie), and fans of the movie and series have the ingredients for a winning comic. Throw in a hilarious note from Denton Tipton where he channels his inner Kent Brockman (I, for one, welcome our new Martian overlords) and this issue really sells itself.

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9.0
Namesake #1

Nov 13, 2016

Overall, this is an original and fascinating story that will keep readers engaged. With a nail-biting cliffhanger at the end, issue 2 cannot come soon enough.

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8.0
Poseidon IX (One-Shot) #1

Sep 3, 2015

While the story starts slow, the action and the intrigue build up through the middle and the end, making it a very enjoyable read. The unique way that Poseidon and his people take on the monster keeps the story interesting and leaves the reader wanting to know more.

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9.5
Semiautomagic #1

Jul 4, 2016

Backing this creative and fascinating story with his impressive pencils is Jerry Ordway. His art style is reminiscent of classic horror tales and matches the dark tone of the story. The evil smiles that he gives some of the villains will remain with you long after you put this book down.

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10
Symmetry #1

Dec 10, 2015

Matt Hawkins does a great job building his futuristic world and society for the readers. He makes us feel very comfortable with how everything is, and then literally pulls the plug. I am very curious as to how humanity will survive in this changed world where everyone is nave and unable to fend for themselves. With Raffaele Iencos beautiful pencils bringing this fallen Utopian society to life in a great introduction to what will surely be a world in chaos, this Top Cow book will have me and several readers coming back for more for several months to come.

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10
Symmetry #2

Jan 31, 2016

With spot-on dialogue and an amazing art style (the solid dark lines and sharp colors are a personal favorite of mine), Symmetry #2 provides a visually stunning story that is entertaining and makes the reader think. Follow that with a daring cliff-hangar to end the issue and it appears that Image has published another winner.

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9.2
Symmetry #3

Feb 25, 2016

Not only does this comic explore different dynamics of humanity, but it also tells a fast-paced and exciting story. Matt Hawkins continues to build off of the momentum from the first two issues and dives deeper into an increasingly fragile and troubling Utopia with a stunning visual style that fits the tone and pace of the story.

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10
The Beauty #1

Aug 12, 2015

Jeremy Haun (pulling double duty as co-writer and artist) and his co-writer Jason A. Hurley do a masterful job creating characters that draw the reader in and move the story forward. With a visual style that brings The Beauty to life (thanks to Jeremy Hauns amazing art), this book has the brains and the looks to be a huge hit for Image.

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10
The Beauty #2

Sep 20, 2015

Just like the first issue, this book kept me turning pages and feeling sad that I had reached the end. With Jeremy Hauns spot-on artwork, easily relatable characters, and the growing conspiracy behind the disease, The Beauty #2 is a must-read.

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10
The Beauty #4

Nov 21, 2015

Continuing to deliver amazing pencils and spot-on coloring, Jeremy Haun delivers a comic that is a great read and truly fitting of the title.

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10
The Beauty #5

Dec 21, 2015

Not only does Jeremy Haun continue to write a clever and action-packed tale, his artwork continues to impress as well. The solid line and sharp color style is not only pleasant to look at, but also brings the world of The Beauty to life month after month. This is by far my favorite series Image is currently publishing. Here is to wishing The Beauty team Happy Holidays and looking forward to the New Year and what lies in store for our favorite agents on the run.

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9.8
The Beauty #7

May 26, 2016

Writers: Jeremy Haun, Jason HurleyArtist: Mike HuddlestonPublisher: Image Comics

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9.5
The Beauty #14

May 7, 2017

The art and the characterization continue to be spot on. With a shocking turn at the end of the issue, #14 will have readers counting down until the next issue.

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9.5
The Last Dragon #1

Apr 25, 2016

This trade paperback tells a seamless story of finding inner-strength and redemption among tragedy and terror. With a heartfelt and touching introduction by comic (and Doctor Who) legend Neil Gaiman, and an amazing tale, this collection delivers an entertaining reading experience for fans of all ages.

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9.0
Weavers #1

May 13, 2016

Dylan Burnett's pencils are amazing as he gives life to the monstrous appendages the Weavers wield. Not only does he make the superpowers look great, but he also fleshes out the characters and makes them jump off of the page.

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