Darryll Robson's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComiConverse Reviews: 35
7.1Avg. Review Rating

6.0
Bill & Ted Go to Hell #3

May 1, 2016

An excellent adventure but the constant references and in jokes may grate on some readers

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6.0
Bill & Ted Go to Hell #4

May 29, 2016

A nostalgic blast from the past with a feel good factor that will melt the coldest of hearts. Entertainment through and through.

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10
Cry Havoc #6

Jun 26, 2016

An excellent ending to an excellent six issue run. The story is entertaining but is also a packed meta-fiction with a lot to say about modern myth telling.

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6.0
Grizzly Shark #1

Apr 6, 2016

A fun piece of B-Movie goriness for an audience who accept and enjoy low brow narratives.

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8.0
Jackpot #1

Apr 16, 2016

A great first issue for the new publisher, Aftershock Comics. An entertaining, high-octane crime story bursting with character.

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10
Jackpot #2

May 17, 2016

Crime and Magic combine in another successful issue of Jackpot! Both writing and art is spot on.

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8.0
Jackpot #3

Jul 9, 2016

The creators of Jackpot have produced an intriguing, exciting, genre traversing adventure that you simply can't put down.

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10
Jim Henson's Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special #1

Aug 10, 2016

The Jim Hensons Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special is made up of a selection of unconnected short stories that feature characters from the movie. None of them have any link to the movie and dont have any greater significance other than to entertain and delight. Theres no big meaning or large narrative on display, the comic is about revisiting and enjoying the laid back world of the Labyrinth.

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6.0
Joyride #1

Apr 20, 2016

A well written and drawn comic that unfortunately doesn't offer anything new or outstanding.

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10
Judge Dredd (2015) #4

Mar 31, 2016

At the end of the last issue, Dredd was accepted as a resident into Ang Avi, the de-evolved version of the Angela Davis block that the Judge is more familiar with. Once inside, it doesnt take long before he is climbing into the depths of the tower block to see what makes it tick. In scenes reminiscent of the 2005 movie The Decent, Dredd ventures into the pitch blackness and comes face to face with some horrifying creatures.

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8.0
Lucas Stand #1

Jun 22, 2016

A strong opening issue with spectacular art work that allows the reader to become engrossed in the narrative. Any familiarity in the plot is overshadowed by pacing writing.

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4.0
Lucas Stand #3

Aug 17, 2016

This comic still has those elements that I enjoyed from issue one and two, the Quantum Leap meets Hellblazer vibe, it is just let down by the central characterization. Clichs take over and the plot gets lost. At some points it may even make you think of the Doctor Who episode A Town Called Mercy but that probably isn't a good thing.

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6.0
Lucas Stand #6

Dec 11, 2016

Kurt Sutter and Caitlin Kittredge‘s Lucas Stand started on a high that it had difficulty reaching in the following issues. The central character hopped through time like a drug addled Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap and the narrative often fell too easily into time travelling cliches. However Lucas has arrived in the future and the comic has the opportunity to dig into his psyche in ways not possible previously.

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6.0
Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy #1

Jun 9, 2016

A great start to a spin off mini-series but one that is more for the fans than the roaming reader.

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6.0
Mars Attacks: Occupation #1

Mar 7, 2016

A bold, classic Sci-fi inspired start to IDWs new Mars Attacks. It sets the scene while introducing the readers to an amazing new character but a few layout issues impact upon the narrative at times.

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6.0
Mars Attacks: Occupation #2

Apr 29, 2016

IDW's Mars Attacks will appeal to people who love straightforward Alien Invasions stories and with the addition of gruesome art, this makes it worth a read.

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4.0
Mars Attacks: Occupation #3

May 18, 2016

A good looking comic that is let down by an unsatisfactory narrative and pointless over scripting.

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1

Mar 2, 2016

An entertaining and worthwhile addition to the Power Rangers franchise. A character driven start with the promise of greater things to come.

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #2

Apr 6, 2016

The second issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a triumphant success for the franchise and credit is due to the creators and Boom Studios!

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #3

May 16, 2016

An entertaining read with great scripting and artwork. It will keep the fans and the non-fans happy and reading.

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6.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #4

Jun 23, 2016

The weakest issue so far in the run but still a comic worth reading. There is still many miles to go with this part of the Power Ranger franchise and theres no reason to give up on it yet.

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6.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #5

Jul 23, 2016

Another exciting issue tale of the Power Rangers which focuses on the very heart of their story: the concepts of good and evil. Higgins and company plate up a meal of temptation, which is all too easy to swallow.

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Annual #1

Aug 26, 2016

In the age old tradition of Summer Specials, Boom! Studios have released several this month. First there was the Labyrinth anniversary special and now comes the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual; a collection of stories written and draw by a selection of different creators. Although not directly linking with either the regular monthly or the Pink Ranger spin off, this comic still offers something worthwhile for any Power Rangers Fan

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1

Mar 2, 2016

An entertaining and worthwhile addition to the Power Rangers franchise. A character driven start with the promise of greater things to come.

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #2

Apr 6, 2016

The second issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a triumphant success for the franchise and credit is due to the creators and Boom Studios!

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #3

May 16, 2016

An entertaining read with great scripting and artwork. It will keep the fans and the non-fans happy and reading.

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6.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #4

Jun 23, 2016

The weakest issue so far in the run but still a comic worth reading. There is still many miles to go with this part of the Power Ranger franchise and theres no reason to give up on it yet.

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6.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #5

Jul 23, 2016

Another exciting issue tale of the Power Rangers which focuses on the very heart of their story: the concepts of good and evil. Higgins and company plate up a meal of temptation, which is all too easy to swallow.

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10
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #1

Jun 9, 2016

A perfect blend of character and action brought to you by a team of brilliant creators. It's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and then some.

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6.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #2

Aug 1, 2016

Not up to the same standard as issue #1, but the artwork makes issue #2 worth picking up and gives hope for the rest of the series.

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4.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #3

Sep 14, 2016

After a successful start to the series the narrative has taken a turn for the worse. The art continues to impress but it has become drowned in cliches and terrible plot twists.

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2.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #4

Oct 19, 2016

Another month, another issue of MMPR: Pink from Boom! Studios. While the main title continues unabated, Pink has had a wobble or two. Falling from the height reached in issue one Pink has yet to climb back on top. And it doesnt look like the creators are in a rush to scale those heights again as they push out another disappointing issue. But what exactly is the problem?

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8.0
Planet of the Apes / Green Lantern #1

Feb 4, 2017

A mix of franchises that manages to keep the reader engrossed however much you do, or do not, know about each separate element. The Apes, the Lanterns, the writer and the artist all shine in this first issue of a mini series.

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8.0
Skybourne #1

Sep 6, 2016

Frank Cho is a popular cover artist who has also illustrated such titles as X-Men, Hulk and the Mighty Avengers. In his time, he has courted some controversy and also become known for his precise art style and buxom female characters. Skybourne is created, written and illustrated by Cho and is the first issue in a miniseries released this week from Boom! Studios.

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6.0
Slam! #1

Nov 15, 2016

Over recent years Roller Derby has become an extremely popular sport. Theres probable not a major city in America or the UK that doesnt have a Roller Derby team. Anyone who has been to see a live game will have noticed the intensity; not just of the game but also of the relationships between skaters, between teams and between supporters. The Derby world is one massive family with a full contact sport thrown into the middle.

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10
The Electric Sublime #1

Oct 18, 2016

IDW are branching out from their hit franchise titles and starting to include some brand new, slightly different, comic books. The Electric Sublime is one such title and it couldnt be that much further away from the likes of Aliens and Transformers. Its a wild ride into the realms of the Art world; an outlandish crime drama; and a mind blowing fantasy.

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6.0
The Killer Inside Me #1

Aug 30, 2016

Jim Thompson was a crime writer who was largely unrecognised during his lifetime. He wrote harrowing fiction that dealt with the darkest regions of Mans soul. Some of his work has been transposed into film, work such as The Grifters, and now IDW are reimaging his work for comic book readers.

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10
The Power of the Dark Crystal #1

Mar 4, 2017

If you are of a certain age you will probably remember going to the cinema to see dark, muppet movie The Dark Crystal. It will no doubt have captivated you and drawn you into its slow paced, grim looking fantasy world. For years rumours have been abound about a sequel, including the proposition of a CGI follow up made on a tight budget. For good or ill, the sequel didnt materialise but now, thanks to Boom! Studios, the continuation of the story is available in comic book format.

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8.0
The Spire #8

Jun 16, 2016

A fitting end to a fantasy mystery story that has kept the readers guessing. One of the most engrossing comics of the year.

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6.0
Venus #4

Mar 23, 2016

Worth a read for a feeling of completion but doesn't quite offer everything you hope for.

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