Dustin Cabeal's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Bastards, Entertainment Fuse, Comic Crusaders Reviews: 1680
7.7Avg. Review Rating

8.0
12 Reasons To Die #1

May 16, 2013

Considering how many people were involved in the story or script, I’m actually impressed with how this issue turned out. Will that become a problem in the future? Possibly, but for now it’s working. I was definitely eager to check this series out and I’m glad that I did. I was also glad to discover that this wasn’t twenty plus pages of GhostFace’s ego being stroked (though it was a little), and an actual quality story was being told. If Black Mask’s other titles turn out half as good, we’re in for some great comics to come. In the meantime, 12 Reasons to Die is off to a great start.

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6.0
12 Reasons To Die #3

Sep 4, 2013

I like this series and you can pretty much count on it being a fun read each month. It's one of those series that could only exist as a comic and so they experiment with it and are pushing the boundaries of the medium which is a good thing. If you missed out on the first two issues you're definitely going to be lost on the overall narratives, but you could still read this issue and understand everything that's happening. Check it out if you want to read a music infused comic that doesn't hold back.

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8.0
12 Reasons To Die #5

Dec 12, 2013

I'm glad I stuck with this series though I doubt I would have dropped it due to its star. It's been an interesting story and the concept has only gotten cooler with this issue. If you haven't read the series yet then I would actually encourage you to go back to the beginning and read it from the start; it's a great experiment in the world of comics and its one experiment that has paid off.

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10
24: Underground #1

May 3, 2014

This was a surprisingly good issue. I really didn't expect anything other than a half-baked attempt at capturing the gimmick from the show. Maybe that's how it will come off to some, but being that I didn't follow the show I found this issue to be well-plotted and entertaining. If like me the show wasn't for you, but you love action and drama then you should definitely check this issue out.

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8.0
27: Second Set #1

Sep 14, 2011

Again, I wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did and would completely understand if readers weren't initially awed by this issue. But trust me, sit on the book for a while and maul it over and you'll really find that it got under your skin in a very good way. If you missed the first series pick up the trade that's out now in stores and don't miss this next batch of comic/music goodness.

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10
27: Second Set #3

Nov 23, 2011

I skipped reviewing the last issue because sometimes you don'twant to share your favorite book with everyone. This book sits very near thetop of my list of favorite series and it has a certain effect on me that Ihaven't had since Blue Monday, inwhich I want everyone to read and enjoy the series but wish I could keep it allto myself. With this third issue I just couldn't see myself not sharing howgood the book is with everyone. Lastly this issue should give away the theme tothe covers for the second series (not that it's really been a secret), so lookback at the first two issues and figure it out. In the meantime, it should be ano-brainer that you need to pick this book up this week and frankly if it wasn'treleasing tomorrow I wouldn't even bother going to the comic shop.

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8.0
27: Second Set #4

Dec 13, 2011

There's not much new that I can say about this issue in wayof the writing from Charles Soule (Strongman)or the art from Renzo Podesta. Everything continues to be just as good as theissue before and really the entire series has been consistent and spectacular.Upon finishing this book I was left with goose bumps it was that good. Now I'mstuck waiting for the third series which better happen or I'll be crushed. Ifyou missed this series then really you need to find it and check it out as itis one of the best Shadowline books out there. I wish there was more I couldsay about it without spoiling everything that makes it special so just check itout already.

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6.0
3 Guns #1

Aug 4, 2013

If you had a good time with the first series then feel free to check this series out and if anything I said sounds interesting and you didn't read the first series then also feel free to check it out. If like me you remember how much of a letdown the last series story turned out to be, then go ahead and pass on this book. It's not bad per say, but it's so average it hurts.

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8.0
47 Ronin #1

Nov 7, 2012

I don’t know if the average superhero fan is going to pick this book up and like it, but for someone like myself and several of my friends this is a great samurai book to read. It has a ton of traditional story elements, but remains interesting enough due to the presentation that it’s hard not to like. If you’re a fan of the samurai genre then this is a no-brainer to pick up this week, but if you’ve never given it a chance then this is the perfect gateway book to the genre.

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8.0
47 Ronin #2

Jan 2, 2013

There’s no excuse not to check this series out. If you’re familiar with the story then you’re still sure to be amazed by the amount of detail the writing and art both have; if you love samurai stories then you’re probably already reading the series as I am and good for you. This is a fantastic series and it looks to only be getting better with each new issue. Since the first issue is sold out I would encourage you to buy it digitally or wait for the second printing that is scheduled to release the same day as the third issue on 1/30.

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8.0
47 Ronin #4

May 2, 2013

The writing and art are once again perfectly balanced and feed off of each other. Richardson’s writing is improved via Sakai’s art and vice versa. Frankly if you’re not reading this story then you’re missing out on one of the best series of Dark Horse’s publishing career.

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8.0
8house #3

Sep 2, 2015

I'll be back for Kiem. Once again Brandon Graham has hooked me, but I wonder if the second chapter will do a better job of hooking me than Arclight's did. I also have to wonder if people will really be able to invest in this series with it changing every few issues. Time will tell, but for now you should check out this issue, even if it's your first on the series.

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6.0
A Distant Soil #39

Apr 25, 2013

I’m curious about this series. I have no idea what’s happening and that bothers me so I’m probably going to check out back issues and future issues as they’re released. I hope that they’re all at least as enjoyable as this issue was, but I wouldn’t recommend starting here unless you were feeling adventurous or missed key details like numbering as I did.

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10
A Piggys Tale #2

Jun 19, 2014

The issue deals with Piggy's anger and how he overcomes this hatred for Magee. Again, the comic has some great lessons for kids that I would encourage anyone to read. Pet lovers will jump right into the story and kids can read it on their own. It has a good balance. Tod Emko and Ethan Young have given us a great comic about friendship and heroes. Take the time to get into the mix with A Piggy's Tale and you will love every second of it.

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8.0
A1 #4

Sep 11, 2013

As I said, I enjoy all three of these stories and the fact that they all share one home. This anthology is very diverse and no two stories are even remotely similar. Because of that you have a solid reading experience that delivers a little bit of everything from action to comedy or just the strange. If you enjoy anthologies this is a no-brainer to pick up, but if you're just looking for a something different to read then pick it up as well.

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8.0
A1 #5

Oct 16, 2013

Overall I'm still really enjoying this series. I enjoyed it enough that I wrote a review a week after its release which is something I rarely do. At this point you might be a little lost within if you picked up this issue, but you can get single chapters of each story digitally which is a great way to catch up or just follow your favorite series. Personally though, I'm going to continue with the full issue so that I can see where all three tales are heading.

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6.0
Abe Sapien #3

Jun 6, 2013

If this is your first issue, then come back next month. Usually I find that the Mignolaverse titles manage to have continuously great jumping on points for new readers, but that didn’t happen here. It’s a good issue, but you’ll be lost for sure if this is your first. I’m glad that this arc of the series has ended and I’m looking forward to Abe’s self-discovery beginning. It’s interesting because Hellboy is discovering this about himself on his own as well making the two journeys interesting. I wonder if they’ll share any parallel’s in the future.

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8.0
Abe Sapien #5

Aug 7, 2013

This is part two of the story arc, but really there aren't a lot of details from the first issue that you need to know to read this issue and the characters recap the events all on their own as well. Also, like I said before, this is going to be a collector's item for any Mignolaverse fan. Don't miss it and hit yourself later when its importance becomes apparent to everyone else making it hard to find.

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6.0
Abe Sapien #6

Oct 9, 2013

It's easy to recommend this series to new readers since it basically starts over with this issue and manages to recap the previous events at the same time. It's kind of difficult for me to recommend this to anyone that just finished the previous series because it's so similar. I didn't dislike this issue, but the dj vu was a bit much. I couldn't place it at first, but when I sat down to write the review it hit me that I had basically written this already which changed how I wrote about the issue. It's not bad, but it's old hat at this point.

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8.0
Abe Sapien #11

Mar 14, 2014

I'll be looking forward to the next month and I'm willing to bet that anyone reading this series is as well. It's not always a series that you can talk about, but it's one that people shouldn't stop trying to talk about. If you're behind on the title, jump on with the next issue as it will start the next chapter of Abe's journey.

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10
Abe Sapien #12

May 14, 2014

Again, hands down this is the best issue of the series and really a great standalone issue to enjoy. Even if you didn't come back for the next issue I would still recommend reading this issue just for it's incredible storytelling, both writing and art.

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10
Abe Sapien #13

Jun 13, 2014

Is this issue truly a great spot to jump on? Yes it is, but more importantly it's one of the best issues of the week period. Hell I'm going to go ahead and say that it's the best issue in the series thus far and I can't wait to see what the next issue will bring.

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8.0
Abe Sapien #14

Jul 9, 2014

I read a ton of Dark Horse titles each month and really each week, but for my money Abe Sapien really is one of the best they publish. It rises above their licensed material which I rate very high (especially compared to other publishers), it rises above their foray into the superhero genre (for the most part) and it sits at the top of the Mignolaverse in my opinion. The last issue may have been labeled as a "starting point", but trust me" you can start this journey any time and it's always going to be one worth taking.

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8.0
Abe Sapien #15

Aug 13, 2014

It was kind of cool to see old Abe again, but it made me realize how much I liked the new one. It may not have a "starting point" on the cover, but if you're new to Abe Sapien then don't miss this issue.

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6.0
Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1

Sep 28, 2011

I've always said that I never read too much B.P.R.D. and what little I did, Iquickly discovered that I wasn't a big fan of Abe's. I just never got into hischaracter and so I wasn't expecting much from this issue. Fortunately, Abe andcompany didn't care about me liking them and delivered a great story thatheavily connects to the bigger stories happening throughout the Hellboy-verse.If you've been digging Hellboy and B.P.R.D. then picking up this book is ano brainer.

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6.0
Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #2

Oct 25, 2011

This review is going to be short and sweet and let me justsay it's worth picking up for the last two pages alone. It's just a reallygreat character moment between two of the BPRD's best. Again, there isn't muchto say about the creative team, they deliver a great product that is wellpolished and a joy to read. If you're into the Hellboy-verse then pick it upand if you're not then go pick up another issue telling some superheroes originfor the fourth time. Like I said, short and sweet.

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6.0
Adventure Time Comics #8

Feb 15, 2017

I highly doubt I'll check out more of this series, but I'm glad that I at least gave it a chance and enjoyed this issue.

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8.0
Aesop's Ark #1

Jul 8, 2012

Out of the five books released from MonkeyBrain I score this one pretty high. It also has the biggest challenge ahead of it as it will need to find a way to keep the book interesting without following the exact formula from this issue. Even if the story dips in quality the art is great enough to lift it up on its own. If you’re looking to spend a dollar on a new comic then you should definitely check this book out. Also it was a nice touch naming the lion Aesop as it fits the origin of the name quite well.

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10
Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #1

Jun 5, 2015

If like me, you like dinosaurs and have never checked out an Age of Reptiles before then I would definitely recommend it. Hell if you have kids that can handle nature programs then they can handle this and it might be a good gateway title for them to experience comics. It's good stuff so check it out.

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8.0
Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #2

Jul 2, 2015

Really this is a series you need to read from start to finish. It would probably just come off as a nice art book otherwise. The downside for a reviewer is that you're really not left with much to say about it since the quality is so high. On that note, it's really freaking good and you should check it out.

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10
Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #4

Sep 2, 2015

If you love dinosaurs, great art and even better storytelling then Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians is for you.

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8.0
Alabaster: Wolves #1

Apr 12, 2012

Like I said my anticipation for this series was really high and because of that it fell short for me, but it was still a good book. I still picked it up this week and was glad to read it and add it to my collection. Dark Horse continues to show how you do a proper novel adaptation and hopefully we’ll see more of this quality in the future.

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8.0
Alabaster: Wolves #2

May 9, 2012

This issue did not disappoint and even though I was expecting something completely different, it surprised me and has shown me what to expect from this point forward. This is yet another strong adaptation from Dark Horse who has shown this year that they are the to go to publisher for novel adaptations. If you missed the first issue then you can grab it digitally and why you’re there you can pick up the second issue as well. If you like your books in print like me, then I would see if you’re retailer can order you the first issue (chances are they can) and just buy and hold the second issue for the time being.

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8.0
Alabaster: Wolves #5

Aug 15, 2012

My hope is that is series did well enough to have another following Dancy, as her journey just became incredibly interesting. If you missed out on it all together I encourage you to hit the back issue pins or the Dark Horse digital store front check it out. It’s a series with a strong mix of character development, action and incredible art.

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6.0
Alien Legion: Uncivil War #1

Mar 17, 2014

Alien Legion fans definitely shouldn't miss this series. In regards to new readers I can see some of them being frustrated with the issue, but if you give it a shot you will come to understand what the series and plot is all about. As for the characters and such, that's going to have to be a slow burn and something better explored in future issues. By no means does that mean you should skip this issue and if you're a fan of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy then you should give this a look as well.

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4.0
Aliens/Vampirella #1

Sep 2, 2015

If you were looking forward to this series, then you have no one to blame but yourself. All we can do is hope that Dark Horse does their own version of this series and actually nails it (unlike their Conan/Red Sonja series which Dynamite manage to fail at as well with Red Sonja/Conan). This is one of those stories that can only exist as a comic and possibility is what makes comics fun. It's sad to see it fail so miserably to do anything entertaining and just follow the basic Aliens outline.

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8.0
Aliens: Dead Orbit #1

Mar 28, 2017

The best way to celebrate Alien's Day is to pick this comic up. It's a great bit of throwback for old-school fans, but it's also warm and welcoming to anyone that's looking to dive into the Xenomorph pool for the first time. While this first issue was missing something that I couldn't put my finger on, I'm still very excited for the rest of Aliens: Dead Orbit. I have zero doubts that this is the start of something great and one of the best of 2017.

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8.0
All Crime Comics #1

Nov 2, 2012

I really liked this book and the ending. I almost find it bizarre that the main character is returning in the second issue, but I’m willing to check it out. If you like crime comics and haven’t gotten your fill from the departure of Criminal, then check this book out. It’s a fast paced read, but hits all the right beats for the genre.

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8.0
All New Fathom (2017) #1

Feb 8, 2017

All that said, I'm going to give this book a fair score. It's earned it because it reinvents the series, but personally, I don't know if there's enough there to keep the interest. If you're a longtime fan of the series, then perhaps your excited, but the realization I had was that I no longer get excited for Fathom.

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8.0
Allen: Son of Hellcock #1

Dec 3, 2015

Overall, Allen: Son of Hellcock is a welcomed series. I wish there were more series that were comedic each month. There's so much drama and angst in comics that just getting a good funny book is a challenge. It feels like they're so few and far between when comedy overflows other mediums. Let's hope Allen and other funny books are the rise of comedic comic books. If you want a laugh or just want to see a "what if" about Conan, then check out Allen: Son of Hellcock.

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10
Amala's Blade #2

May 29, 2013

We might have missed a review for the first issue, but I’m glad that I was able to tackle this issue at least. This is quite the gem and it only sinks its hooks into you more and more with each issue. Now it’s back to waiting for the next issue in what’s shaping up to be one of the best mini-series of 2013.

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10
Amala's Blade #3

Jun 26, 2013

I’m kind of bummed that there is only one more issue after this one, but hopefully with the positive response and sales we can count on at least another series. Horton and Dialynas make a wonderful team and I stand by their ability of being able to create and populate amazing worlds that belong among the top ranks of creators in the comic and animation industry. When I read this story I feel like I’m reading something special that is on the cusp of breaking through to all comic book readers. Dark Horse is a triple threat this week and Amala’s Blade is one of its best books period.

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10
Amala's Blade #4

Jul 31, 2013

Again, if you've been following the series you should definitely buy this issue. I could go back and forth on which of the four are my favorite, but I continue to lean towards this issue probably because it's the freshest in my mind. You will not be disappointed. If you missed it all together I'm going to say something I've never said before and that is don't buy the single issues. Pre-order the trade which I know will look great and it will help everyone get more Amala's Blade and that's what's important. You hear me Dark Horse!? More. Amala's. Blade.

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6.0
Amelia Cole #1

Jul 8, 2012

This issue was a great tease, but honestly I'm more interested in the next issue. This, to me felt like a zero issue and it did what most zero issues do and that's entice you to come back the next month. I enjoyed Amelia's character because she wasn't perfect and was even a bit selfish at times. I was tiring of the magic genre, but I think this book has roped me back in.

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6.0
Amerikarate #1

Mar 1, 2017

While the story wasn't weird enough to chase me away, I never really understood Rick's character. He was funny sure, but even in this zany world, he felt out of place. Otherwise, it's an entertaining story that's filled with movie references from anyone in their thirties childhood and for that reason alone worth you spending a few bucks for a laugh.

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10
And Then Emily Was Gone #1

Nov 20, 2013

You may not know how rare this comic book is and don't mean print count or anything like that. I mean how rare it is to get a story like this in the world of comics. It's bold; it's different and basically goes against everything that comic readers buy in bulk. This series isn't playing it safe, but it is playing it smart. The writing is top-notch and while I'm sure there will be people put off by the art, there will be more people like me that love it. If you start reading this series you're going to have to pay very close attention to everything" EVERYTHING. I found a pleasant Easter egg in the legal mumbo-jumbo and that kicked off a second reading of the issue to find other things I may have missed. I've never read a comic like this and I doubt I'll read many more after it which is exactly why it's rare. It's a comic experience that you do not want to miss out on.

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10
And Then Emily Was Gone #2

Aug 27, 2014

I'm dying for the next issue. This series caught me off guard and has kept me there, but I've enjoyed every page of it. I also wouldn't be surprised if it finds its way onto one of my end of the year lists, it's that fucking good. Also I still can't get over how awesome the title is. Okay, go buy it now.

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10
And Then Emily Was Gone #3

Oct 29, 2014

I feel bad that I took so long to review this issue but if the sales are any indication then this review isn't really needed. Still I wanted to talk about it and hopefully you'll want to leave a comment talking about it as well. Not having read the fourth issue I have to hope that it can find a way to beat this issue because each chapter continues to be more amazing than the last. Last week I think I named something my mini-series of the year, but honestly it just got bumped.

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2.0
Angry Birds: Flight School #1

Feb 22, 2017

Paul Tobin is apparently the guy you get to write these things. Much like PVZ over at Dark Horse, he breaks up the issue in three smaller stories. None of them were interesting, and I had a hard time pegging who he was writing for, it wasn't kids, and it didn't seem like it was for adults" teens? Teens don't read four-dollar comic books based on a movie that is based on a video game.

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6.0
Animal Man #3

Dec 4, 2011

I honestly cannot find anything wrong with this series. If you have not yet picked it up, then do so coz you're missing out on what could be one of the best series from DC (let's hope I don't get proved wrong and it fails). You will enjoy it if you're a fan of Lemire's or Animal Man. Even if you are normally a dedicated Marvel fan, seriously check this out.

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8.0
Animal Man #4

Jan 17, 2012

I pretty much gave you my conclusionin the intro but I'll try to be different. Its both the writing andthe art that really sets this comic apart. Lemire will certainly haveyou enthralled with this story that he has brewing and Foreman's artbrings it to life. I truly recommend this and if you have not yet gotit, then please do so. You are doing yourself a favour and you willnot regret it.

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10
Animals #2

Aug 6, 2014

If you're interested in this title then you should check it out on Comixology's Submit program. It's often forgotten because they release as many books a week as a larger print publisher does, with no signs of slowing down. Don't miss this one, it's worth the time and money.

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8.0
Annihilator #1

Sep 10, 2014

This is an experimental first issue for sure. Some are bound to love it and others will likely walk away. I fall in the former of the two groups. What will the second issue hold for us? It's tough to say because there isn't an inkling of an idea as to what will happen, but I'm curious. Curiosity combined with solid execution will entice any reader back in my opinion.

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8.0
Anti #1

Aug 1, 2012

I’ve been waiting a while for this book and I was happy to see it turn out so well. The shocking thing is that I completely forgot it was a dollar. Usually the dollar issues end up being pretty short, but this issue is full sized. Usually when a book is only a dollar jackasses like myself say, “For only a dollar how can you go wrong?” But this book really is a steal and if you don’t pick it up then you’re robbing yourself of a great comic.

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8.0
Anti #4

May 15, 2013

At this point if you’ve missed the series you might be better off picking it up when it becomes a trade, but if you’re able to grab all the issues I would do it (you can get all of them on 12-Gauge’s website). I read the third and fourth issue back to back and it made for a stronger read. Not only does this issue have great writing and art, but the actual plot has a huge payoff and that’s was definitely something that’s been up in the air since the first issue. It didn’t disappoint and I would definitely pick up a second volume if they made one.

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8.0
Aphrodite IX #2

Jun 13, 2013

I dug the issue and I’m definitely enjoying the new series. Top Cow has slowly but surely begun to show that they are no longer the company they were a few years back. They’re shipping books on time and consistently and taking chances on new directions like this. Aphrodite may work in the Witchblade and Darkness universe, but she’s always worked better outside of it. This is a great return for her and I can’t wait to see what twists and turns the series has in store for us.

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8.0
Aphrodite IX #3

Jul 17, 2013

This is the issue in which everyone looks up and sees the shit heading towards the fan. There's nothing you can do about it since it's events that are already in play, but that doesn't make you anticipate it any less. I have no idea how long this series can go on for with its current heading, but I'll be there for it. If you're not checking out this series then you should, it's one of Top Cow's best titles.

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8.0
Aphrodite IX #4

Aug 21, 2013

I like Top Cow's new formula of producing quality titles consistently. It's something they've been struggling to do, but with titles like this and their other core series, they're coming around quickly. If you haven't checked out this series it really is worth the time. It's beautiful to look at and entertaining from start to finish. It also has real heart to its story and that's a huge change from previous installments of this franchise.

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6.0
Aphrodite IX #5

Sep 18, 2013

If you haven't been following the series then this isn't a great issue to jump on board with, but I'm sure the next one will offer a place to start. Otherwise you could hit up a digital storefront and buy the back issues or wait for the trade. Whatever you do, you should definitely check this series out as it combines Sci-fi and Assassins" kind of a no-brainer to like it when I put it that way.

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6.0
Aquaman (2011) #1

Dec 9, 2011

To sum up Aquaman so far an enjoyable read and worth a shot. My only worry... what will happen if Johns drops from this one like he did on The Flash. Grab a copy on enjoy or let the hazing begin because well it's Aquman.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #0

May 8, 2013

This was a great read and entertained the hell out of me. While Archer’s past is the big mystery at the moment, it’s just as interesting to find out more about Armstrong and his involvement in history. Knowing that he’s part of Epic of Gilgamesh, I can’t wait to see what other historical figures he ends up being. If you’re not reading this series, first of all what’s wrong with? Second of all, you should be and this is a great jumping on point. You can literally read this issue and pick up with issue ten or go back to the beginning. Either way it’s worth it as I’m sure any regular reader could tell you.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #1

Aug 2, 2012

Seriously fantastic art to accompany an incredible story; typically the first issue is just a set up issue and sure this issue does that as well. The thing that makes it great is that it doesn't feel or read like it's simply setting up plot points. Already there is a strong connection to the characters and with the ground work done in this issue you can bet that the next issue will only be better.

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10
Archer & Armstrong #2

Sep 5, 2012

The synergy between these two creative talents is one of the most impressive elements of this book. The chemistry and the balance between story and art is what makes this book one of the best comics on the market and quite possibly the best comic from Valiant. There is absolutely no reason not to read this comic book.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #4

Nov 14, 2012

The third issue was good, but didn’t really do anything for me personally. This issue though was very strong and I liked it. I found it to be enjoyable and the character development for our main characters was substantial enough to keep me interested in the next story arc. The Eternal Warrior sounded like a good idea before, but now that I have more puzzle pieces I’m withholding my excitement until reading it. For now though, pick up this issue it’s good!

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6.0
Archer & Armstrong #5

Dec 12, 2012

This was a good issue and I’m sure that it’s only going to get better in the next issue. I just wish that the focus wasn’t on introducing the Eternal Warrior and rather continued with A&A. Especially now that Archer is alone and we have no idea where his “sister” with the glowing eyes ran off to. I enjoyed what little development happened between their characters in this issue, but would really if the issue had spent the entire time on the running developing them and then EW arrived at the end, I think it would have been more impactful. I’m still looking forward to the next issue and the possibilities of a spin off from this storyline.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #6

Jan 16, 2013

If you’ve been reading Archer & Armstrong, then you know how good this series is. It’s not changing anytime soon and I’m pretty sure the creative teams are being paid enough to want to stick around and see their stories play out. If you haven’t checked this series out yet then there is good news; this issue may not be the beginning of the story arc, but it does a great job of recapping the events leading up to it. I can honestly recommend this issue in particular to new readers as you will journey with Kay as she receives her first exposure to everything happening in the story as well. So dive in, this book good!

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6.0
Archer & Armstrong #7

Feb 14, 2013

I’m honestly looking forward to the conclusion to this story arc a lot. It’s not that I haven’t liked it, but it hasn’t been as exciting as the first arc. I do wonder where this series is going considering they’ve already had two “end of the world” type events happen, but that’s the charm of comics… we’ll see. If you’ve been reading the series and enjoying it then there’s no reason to stop now; if like me you’ve been a little unimpressed with this story arc, fear not I’m sure that Valiant and Van Lente have something cool planned in the near future.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #9

Apr 11, 2013

If this is your first issue of Archer & Armstrong then the payoff isn't as big for you as someone else that's read the entire series or arc, but that doesn't change the fact that it does a fine job of recapping everything for a new reader. The next issue is going to be another great opportunity to jump on the series, so if you've been curious you have time to catch up or just jump on. This is a fun series and I bet that it and Quantum and Woody will butt heads for Valiant's funniest title.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #10

Jun 5, 2013

How can anyone not be reading this series? It’s one of the most entertaining comics on the market and month after month Van Lente finds something crazy and new to inject into the already over the top story. It’s so crazy at times it makes me laugh. If an alien receiving a head shot doesn’t make you laugh then you need a hug or a shrink. This is a brand new story arc and while the ending ties in with the zero issue, this issue doesn’t rely on you having read that issue. It’s a great time to jump on board so no excuses pick it up.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong #11

Jul 17, 2013

If you've been following the series then this is yet another strong issue. If you're new to it then you may want to grab the last two issues (one of those being the zero issue) either in the back issue bin or digitally. It's a fun series and as I said before this is a great return to form. This is the type of issue I expect from Archer & Armstrong, but that doesn't mean that it's the only issue I want to read. Where's the fun in reading that over and over again, but this is another Valiant series knocking it out of the park.

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8.0
Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1

Nov 13, 2014

I wasn't the biggest fan of the short story from the 25th, but I really dug this full issue. It should be interesting to see what happens, but more so how it will affect our duo of Archer and Armstrong. If anything you'll enjoy the quick wit and sharp dialogue.

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10
Archie vs. Predator #1

Mar 19, 2015

Should you buy this issue and series? Absolutely. Tell your friends, buy one for a random stranger. Give a copy to your kids and prepare for the questions. This issue was everything it should have been and everything I wanted. Will it beat any of Archie's other random ass meet ups? I don't know, but there's a strong possibility and even if it doesn't it's still incredible. Lastly we owe everyone involved a debt of graduated as this series gives new meaning to AVP.

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6.0
Archie vs. Predator #4

Jul 22, 2015

If you enjoyed the first three issues you'll likely enjoy the final issue, but don't be surprised if you're a little underwhelmed. I know I was. And if you don't get your fill of Archie versusing things, you can always pick up Archie vs. Sharknado which is also out this week.

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6.0
Archon #1

Jul 29, 2015

I'm very curious about this series. I don't quite know where the series is going to go, but I'm curious to find out. It's hooked me with its strong references to LoTR and DnD. I'll be curious to see how Gareth fits into the story and if the Regan era references will play out in the larger story. Overall though it's a fun issue to check out.

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6.0
Archon #2

Sep 10, 2015

I know I seem like I'm being hard on this series/issue, but I did really like it. I just wonder where exactly it's all going and if there's an overall point to what I'm seeing other than just exploring this new world. Hopefully that's ironed out in the coming issues, but even if it isn't" I'll probably stick around. I'm digging the world that Archon has created and I'm willing to stick it out to see Gareth's in action.

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8.0
Arclight #1

Jun 8, 2015

If you're the average comic reader, meaning you grab for a superhero title before anything else, then you'll probably dislike Arclight. I'd love to say that it could instantly penetrate any reader, but there are very few titles that can actually do that. If you're the average Image reader and you're always looking to check out more of their titles, then you'll definitely dig this. It's different from anything else they're publishing at the moment and a welcomed addition to the world of comics. Look for it on June 24th when it releases.

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6.0
Arclight #2

Aug 6, 2015

I'll probably check out the next issue, but frankly I didn't enjoy this issue enough to put in the time effort to read it with there being so many other titles published currently. I mean there's a ton out and more coming so why stick with something I'm so wishy washy about?

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8.0
Armor Hunters #2

Jul 9, 2014

Armor Hunters is why people like event books. They're supposed to be this entertaining, well-plotted, illustrated wonderfully and have a story that has meaning and legs to stand on after the series has concluded. Usually when you have a smaller company with a shared universe they have a harder time of making the effects of an event felt across the entire line, but Valiant makes it look easy. They put the big two to shame and I can't wait to finish this series and see who survives this mess and where the world will go from here.

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8.0
Armor Hunters #3

Aug 13, 2014

There seems like a lot of ground left to cover for this series, but I have no doubt that the creative team will pull off the big finish. The thing is you shouldn't expect a finish that ties everything in a bow. That's why I keep mentioning that there will be lasting effects from Armor Hunters on the Valiant U. We're going to deal with this fallout for a while I'd imagine.

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10
Armor Hunters #4

Sep 24, 2014

This ending is very pleasing and has restored my faith in the concept of an event book taking place in comics. There are real consequences to this story and our characters grow and change from the events. There isn't a huge status quo shake up, just good ole character development. Hopefully the rest of the industry takes note and learns from this because if they did the event cycle wouldn't be the murdering of storytelling that it is at other companies. Kudos to Venditti, Braithwaite and the team at Valiant for delivering the best summer event book in years!

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6.0
Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1

Jul 30, 2014

I know I kind of beat up on this issue, but considering how fantastic the Armor Hunters storyline has been so far it's hard not to be disappointed. Again though, it's not bad, it's just not great and that's what I've come to expect from Valiant's Harbinger line of books. It has potential and because of that I'll be back to read the next two issues for sure.

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8.0
Armor Hunters: Harbinger #2

Aug 20, 2014

For a tie-in series it's pretty good. I don't think it holds a torch to the regular Harbinger series, but Dysart manages to tie this story in the plot threads that he already had going and that's very cool as a read to see. When it comes down to it this issue is for Harbinger fans or fans of Armor Hunters. Either way you're in for an entertaining read.

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8.0
Armor Hunters: Harbinger #3

Sep 10, 2014

This is a great outline to how an event book tie-in should work. It added to the overall story that's taking place in Armor Hunters, but more importantly it set the stage for the characters to continue after the event. There are so many comics that have failed to do that just this year alone, so when one gets it right" it's refreshing.

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8.0
Ashes: A Firefighters Story #1

Nov 11, 2015

There's a lot about this story that's niche, but I think if you just like character stories then this one is worth checking out. I mean, I don't live in New York, I'm not a firefighter or related to one and yet I was able to enjoy the book so give it a shot yourself.

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10
Astonishing Adventures #1

Feb 24, 2012

All and all this book is great and I can't wait to share it with my son when he gets older. You just can't find many books like that out there. This is a perfect book for all ages. Pick this book up if you can, but it most likely won't be in your local shop. Not to worry though, you can find it online at Indyplanet.com.

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10
Astounding Villain House One-Shot #1

Oct 30, 2013

I really didn't need to review this issue, but I couldn't just let it pass by. It's a great one-shot that I would highly recommend to any fan of the superhero genre that doesn't take it so seriously. Hell I would also recommend it if you just need a laugh this week because it's not going to disappoint you. If you like it then give it some love and tell Dark Horse you'd like more because I know there's the potential for new characters and stories.

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10
August Moon #1

Aug 27, 2012

There is a lot to like and love about this book and honestly I cannot find a negative thing to say about it other than it not being available for purchase yet. You can however pre-order it so that’s another plus. I was caught off guard by this story and ended up falling in love with it. In particular I loved the little homages/references to other stories sprinkled throughout the book. If you crave something other than superhero books or stories that pretend to be for children and are not, then you should definitely check out August Moon upon its release. This is the type of graphic novel/comic book that will get kids into comics and also adults that consider the medium only good for movie adaptations.

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4.0
Avengelyne #1

Aug 9, 2011

If you're dying for more Avengelyne then you were probably pretty excited about this story, but even then you'll probably be disappointed by the major plot twist and the fact that this is a reintroduction of the character for everyone else that isn't familiar with her. If you were always curious about the character then sure, give it a shot" but don't expect too much other than some beautiful art. I'm thankful I read it, if only to have discovered Owen Gieni.

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4.0
Avengers (2012) #1

Dec 7, 2012

This series has a ton of potential with Hickman on board, but honestly I was worried about this book from the start. Sure it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but it was not a hit in my opinion. This is a refreshing change to the series and is actually pretty perfect for fans of the movie since it will have the characters they’re familiar with, at least in this issue. For me though, I wanted something magical. Something like The Nightly News or even FF. Instead I felt like I was reading Thor again, but with better writing. Hickman's first issues usually amaze, but this one had me wondering what else I had to read this week.

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4.0
Avengers Arena #1

Dec 13, 2012

This was probably the Marvel Now book I was the most curious about, but it solidified one thing for me while completely disappointing me; this is not a reboot at all. This is literally just a marketing ploy and creative shakeup. Nothing is cleaned up and frankly it's getting messier with each new issue I read. Marvel NOW is just an overhyped sales gimmick used to knock DC out of first place, well it worked, but frankly they're running out of steam as well so don't pat yourselves too hard on the back.

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8.0
Axcend #1

Aug 29, 2015

Obviously if you're a video game fan you'll like this story a little more than others, but I was pleasantly surprised by the story. Like I said, not every artist is a storyteller, but Davis proves he has what it takes. I'll be following this series from here on out and looking forward to see what he has to offer with the second issue of Axcend.

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6.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #107

May 16, 2013

I don't know if it was the art that just didn't capture the script or if the script didn't maximize the potential of the art (likely the latter), but this book was just average. It didn't have the usual charm of a B.P.R.D. issue and at times failed to even remind me of what I was reading. If the next issue doesn't pick up, I'll probably wait for a new story arc before coming back to the series.

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10
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #113

Nov 21, 2013

B.P.R.D. continues to offer something I don't get in other comics; it always feels epic and big and like all of these individual pieces play parts. At the end of the day though, it's the care put into the book. The story of man vs. monsters is a simple one and one that could so easily fall into lazy territory and still be fairly well done. But the integrity of B.P.R.D.'s team assures us that yes, there will be monsters, and they will be done well. But so will the environments, so will the character moments, big and small, so will new character development, so will art, and so on and so forth. And that care about making a good product is what makes these stories ones I can't miss.

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8.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: Exorcism #1

Jun 27, 2012

If you’re one of these people that absolutely need to know everything that’s happening with the “Hell on Earth” storyline then you’ll probably be lost in this issue some. Personally though, I think that as a standalone story it’s a great read that doesn’t require a lot of knowledge other than: Hellboy’s dead, Hell’s coming to the surface, the B.P.R.D. is trying to stop it. You can get wrapped up in stories for days, but those three facts are all you need to know for this issue. If you’re looking for a two part story that deals with demons then check it out, it’s one of the best B.P.R.D. stories this year by far.

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8.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: Exorcism #2

Jul 25, 2012

Even with its awkward ending this is a great issue. I really have to reiterate that if you’re a new reader this series is a great start to the world and honestly does a dandy job of telling you what exactly is going on the Hellboyverse as Hell opens up and begins to seep into the world. If you missed the first issue then pick it up in the back issue bins of your shop or grab it from Dark Horse’s digital store where you can also pick up this issue as well.

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8.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: Monsters #1

Jul 13, 2011

Overall it's an interesting story and not bad at all for atwo issue series. It really comes across as filler before the next big B.P.R.D. storyline hits, but unlikeother series this filler is worth the read. Also it's a good chance for Crookto adjust to the art duties and try to find a balance between his style and thefamiliar look and feel of the book. The atmosphere is half of what makes theHellboy-verse interesting and the art for this book isn't there quite yet.

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8.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: Monsters #2

Aug 10, 2011

This is a no-brainer if you picked up the first issue, you won't be disappointed and frankly the reveals that this issue contains for the Hellboy-verse are shocking and nothing that's even been hinted at in the first issue. The only thing I would say is that it comes across a bit like a tie-in to Hellboy: The Fury which is great for those reading that series as well, but not perfect for people that may only be reading B.P.R.D.

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6.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: Russia #1

Sep 21, 2011

Are you reading B.P.R.D.?Then keep reading it. If you're not, but you're interested then really you canjump on with the start of every new series. There is always a recap of eventsat the beginning of the book and usually the characters dialog will fill in anyother blanks that you need in a very seamless way. Frankly, I'm suffering from"reboot fatigue" and have been enjoying books that aren't about superheroes. Ifyou're fatigued as well, but have stumbled back into comics recently then takea look at the Hellboy-verse.

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6.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: Russia #4

Dec 22, 2011

I liked this issue; it was fun and had some cool moments. Iwish the B.P.R.D. liaison didn't act like a child and throw their gun on theground (which would have fired a round), but hey" that's what they chose to do.Again this issue felt stretched out and I didn't get that typical feelassociated with Hellboy or B.P.R.D. It was bright and not very uglyand frankly those are two things that usually aren't apart of these series. Ifyou've been reading since the beginning then you've already got the book anddon't care about a damn thing I'm saying, if not then maybe wait until it'sfinished to dive in to get your Hellboyverse fix.

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8.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: The Long Death #1

Feb 15, 2012

I don't know if anyone needs a review for B.P.R.D., but I sure enjoy talking aboutthe book. I try to keep the spoilers lite so that the book is still enjoyable,but it's becoming increasingly difficult with this series as "Hell on Earth"continues and we approach "Hellboy in Hell." I can't say that this book is thebest to start on for new readers since I've been reading it for a year now, butI can say that it recaps the last series very well and hints about everythingelse happening in the world. If you still haven't checked out anything from theHellboy-verse I encourage you to give this book a shot. It's some of the bestserial storytelling in comics today.

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6.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master #1

Aug 29, 2012

I enjoyed the issue, but I was really hoping for something that would blow my mind. It’s called “Return of the Master” for fuck’s sake, how heavy metal of a title is that? Instead of coming out and the bass being so loud that my heart’s rhythm changed, it was like hearing Metallica on the radio and not finding anything better to change it to. I could continue with the heavy metal references, but I doubt it would contribute to the review. If you’ve been reading B.P.R.D. then unfortunately you need to read this issue as it connects a lot of dots from previous stories, but other than that it’s not very amazing but could have been.

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8.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell #1

May 30, 2012

I’m sure that long time readers of Hellboy and B.P.R.D. will enjoy this one-shot, but I really think that anyone can pick up this issue and find something to enjoy. I won’t pretend to know a lot about the universe’s history, but I was able to follow along just fine with the story and past characters mentioned. That’s the charm of this franchise is that you can always jump on at any given moment and as long as you don’t focus on it like it’s #93 in a series (which it is) you’ll be fine.

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8.0
Back in the Day (OGN) #1

May 18, 2012

I don’t know if everyone will latch on to this tile the way I did. As someone that has lived with a regret or two I enjoyed it as it reminded me to let the past be the past and I think we all need that reminder from time to time. It’s a fun comic with human moments that has the potential to appeal to everyone if they can find something in the material that reminds them of themselves. You can buy the book in print or in digital from Graphicly (click on the link just to the right) so consider checking it out.

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6.0
Back to the Future #17

Feb 22, 2017

Again, it's not a bad issue or comic, but it does little to capture the magic of the films, and at the end of the day it's just a licensed property selling nostalgia which is why I've avoided it up until now.

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8.0
Bad Ass #2

Feb 19, 2014

I understand why this book isn't for everyone, but those same reasons are why I like it and continue to like it even more. As I said in my chunk of the group review, I don't read the quote-unquote "funny" superhero titles that the "big two" have to offer so maybe I'm not as burnt out on this genre as others or maybe my tastes just tend to be weird and dark" I'm okay either way and will be back for the next issue of Bad Ass for sure.

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8.0
Bad Ass #3

Mar 19, 2014

By now Bad Ass has found its reader base and while there are no more talking Dragons, the series is still plenty nuts. But it's a good kind of nuts. The issue ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, but it's more in the dialogue than the actions or a cheap reveal. Instead we've been reading an issue about a character that's gotten their life together all along wondering how they became a criminal, only to be given a huge clue at the end. If you bailed on this series you may want to give it another shot as the creative team has found a unique and interesting way to present an origin story.

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6.0
Bad Ass #4

Apr 16, 2014

It sucks that this is the last issue. I didn't expect it to go on forever, but it would have been nice to have a few more issues or at least twelve issues. Maybe it'll return for a second volume, but the story would have its work cut out for it to deliver an interesting story. This issue on the other hand" is an ending. It does what it needs to in order to close the series, but it buckles under its own buildup.

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8.0
Bad Dog #6

Jan 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this issue. I guess you could call it double-sized, but by today's standards it's a bit bigger than that. It was a rewarding read that kept a steady pace. It also shows the creative teams talents that I was able to pick up the last issue and get the lay of the land and understand what was happening. That wasn't just the writing either since the visuals play a huge part in the success of this issue. Now, you may not want to take a chance on this issue if it's your first. I get that, but the team actually puts together a story that is worth reading until the very end. I dug it and hopefully they'll be back with more or at least another project and when it's collected you should definitely check it out.

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8.0
Bad Medicine #1

Jun 13, 2012

I tend to drool over Oni Press books a lot because they produce titles I’m interested in. What was very different about the book was the story structure and genre. This book is essentially a “monster of the week” type book that’s usually done on TV and quite successfully, but I cannot think of one success in comic format. Bad Medicine is very different from the typical Oni Press title and a great edition to the world of comics. It shows that you can capture the style of X-Files and other TV series in the sequential art form.

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8.0
Balkans Arena #1

Feb 3, 2016

You can probably decide for yourself if this is a book for you. It's not really a genre specific book nor does it have something that I can equate it to. It is in a lot of ways a family drama with some very dark elements. I'm glad to have read it and that Humanoids published it because it's not a story most American publishers would take a chance on and that's a shame because it really is story worth reading and sharing.

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10
Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1

Aug 10, 2011

In general this series in one of the best from Dark Horse Comics and if you missed out on Plague Ships then do yourself a favor and don't miss out on The Curse Bells. With a strong narrative that recaps the origin of Lord Baltimore I guarantee you won't be lost in the story, then if you like what you read you can always pick up the first series on Dark Horse's digital app.

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8.0
Baltimore: The Curse Bells #2

Sep 14, 2011

This is a heavy week for Dark Horse, but for sure this issueis worth picking up. It's recaps enough that new readers can still approachthis issue and series with the second issue which isn't true with a lot ofstorylines and series. So don't miss this great series just because it doesn'thave a shiny #1 on the cover, because it shines much brighter.

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8.0
Baltimore: The Infernal Train #3

Nov 6, 2013

Definitely pick up this comic and enjoy the adventure.

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8.0
Baltimore: The Widow and The Tank #1

Feb 20, 2013

If you’re a fan of the series you’ll definitely want to grab the issue. I know it’s just a one-shot, but it’s an incredible addition to the franchise. I want another mini-series as much as the next fan, but as long as quality one-shots like this are produced I’ll manage just fine. If for some reason you’ve never read Baltimore, then this is a great issue to jump on to as it actually does a good job of recapping his journey so stop missing out.

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6.0
Bandette #1

Jul 8, 2012

I wasn’t crazy about the story and I’ve actually read other things from this creator before. I hope that this book doesn’t turn out to be Catwoman in a cape with far less beatings and actually does something interesting other than homage The Spirit which is basically where the rest of the story is going (I was going to let you figure that one out for yourself, but screw it). The second issue has a lot of work to do with the story otherwise this comic may end up being a picture book.

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6.0
Barrier #1

Dec 2, 2015

Basically, it's an okay story with great art and a cliffhanger that will bring you back for more. And you can pay what you want for it so it's hard to argue with that.

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10
Battle Beasts #1

Jul 1, 2012

Battle Beasts is a property that I honestly never thought I'd see again. Sure I loved them as a child and would proudly display them on my desk if I were to find them again, but when childhood toys come up they're rarely mentioned. Although I'm sure now everyone will proclaim that the pink and white Shark was their favorite or that they had the really rare Giraffe. Frankly, I'm just glad that this book exists and that it's so good. Good enough that I read it twice and treated it like a birthday present that was just for me. It's hitting stores the week before Comic Con and I cannot encourage you enough to pick it up even if you have no idea what line of toys I'm talking about. A good comic is a good comic regardless of whether or not it's a licensed property.

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10
Battle Beasts #2

Aug 15, 2012

If you write this off as childhood nostalgia then you’re flat out wrong. This is a great book from a writer that’s at the top of his craft, accompanied by an artist coming into their prime. The mixing of both creators has produced a book that is beyond being a simple children’s story and has become a force to be reckon with. With this series you can forget everything you know about how a licensed series is handled because this book is amazing.

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10
Beasts Of Burden: Hunters & Gatherers #1

Mar 12, 2014

This is a fantastic one-shot and moves the story along just enough to bide the reader's interest until the next chapter of the series releases. Don't feel as if you can't jump on with this story if you've never read a Beasts of Burden tale before, there's a recap of sorts at the beginning and through the characters natural conversation you'll catch up with the story while reading this one-shot making it a great starting point with the series. There are a ton of reasons why you should be reading Beasts of Burden, but the main reason is that it's a fantastic comic book with an original story that makes it stand out in the world of comics for all the right reasons.

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10
Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch #1

Aug 1, 2012

Even though I was disappointed that this was just a collection of chapters from DHCP, I couldn’t help but get sucked into them again. To point where I read the issue twice just out of sheer enjoyment and then remembered that I had to write a review. So often as a reviewer we get stuck reading so many books that at times a comic is more work than leisure; the fact that this book made me forget that it was work just tells me that reprint or not… it’s something very special.

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10
Bedlam #1

Oct 27, 2012

2012 has been a fantastic year for comics and I can’t even imagine how I will ever be able to pick a best series or issue at the end of the year, but I do know that this book will be up for consideration. It was a fantastic read that has captured my attention as I wait to see the many layers of story unfold. The character design for Madder Red is iconic and will no doubt inspire many a Cosplayer and has the potential to become a character that influences writers, artists and fans for years to come. What a great fucking book to have.

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10
Bedlam #2

Nov 28, 2012

Second issues are notoriously overlooked and I can think of at least three comic series that pull in high back issue prices that have low second issue print runs. The thing about this issue is that it may be a very different issue when compared to the first, but it is still a fantastic issue that sets a trap for the reader. By the last pages that trap has gone off and caught you in its snare. Some people may not like this series or even this issue as much, but that’s their loss because it is one of the best new series from Image Comics and if Revival doesn’t watch out it could just over take it as the best Image book currently being released.

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8.0
Bedlam #3

Jan 23, 2013

After the way this issue ends there’s no way I won’t be back for the next issue. I’m dying to read it and absolutely can’t wait to continue the thrilling and dark ride that this book is. Bedlam, in my opinion is under-rated due to the fact that people can’t seem to understand the book. Sure there is extreme violence, but it’s a book about mental health above everything else and that’s interesting. At the very least everyone has some fascination with serial killers these days so that should be enough for you to take the jump and read the series. This series is a comic junkies dream and I’m jonesing for my next fix.

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8.0
Bedlam #4

Feb 14, 2013

If you’ve followed my reviews for this series then you know that I’ve pretty much loved it from the first page of the first issue. It’s such a unique comic and even though it’s technically considered a “cape” book, it shows that you don’t need to continue the same damn formula that the “big two” have been pumping out for decades. Spencer and company have created something that is infinitely more interesting than any other superhero comic book out there and because of that I long for it each and every month. You never really know what’s going to happen in the next issue of a comic which is why we continue to come back month after month, to find out, but with this series I really can’t even come up with a guess and that’s fucking awesome.

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10
Bedlam #5

Mar 6, 2013

I’ll probably bring this issue up on the podcast this week because there is so much I want to say about it. The other reveals and the ending are so exciting to talk about that I can’t wait to tell someone else about it. This is one of those series that you hand a friend to read just you can talk about it and then when you bring them the next issue they’ve already read it because they loved it so much. The very last thing I have to say is that I don't like Frasier Irving's covers... don't fit the series so please stop it.

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8.0
Bedlam #6

Apr 3, 2013

What scares me about this issue is that the story could easily end here. I hope it doesn’t because I feel as if there is so much more to be told and done with this universe (It’s solicited for issue #7 at least). Red has quickly become one of my favorite characters and I, much like the Priest, “I need more.” Hopefully, you’ve been following along with this series and we can all expect the next issue the following month. If not, then I would highly recommend that you get caught up on what’s been one of the best new series from Image Comics.

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8.0
Bedlam #7

Jun 6, 2013

Bedlam to me is a “what if” style of story. What if the Joker was rehabilitated and became the next Sherlock Holmes and at any moment could become Moriarty instead. That’s what this story is and it’s fantastic because of it. If you’re not reading it then you definitely need to start with this issue at least and then back track through the previous story arc as well. Spencer and company make a triumphant return and have grabbed my attention once more with this series putting it near the top of my list.

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6.0
Bedlam #8

Jul 31, 2013

The last issue was really the best spot to jump on the series because the entire issue was built like a first issue or a new series, but Spencer has made sure to make this issue accessible to new readers as well. If you are curious about this series I would still go back and grab issue seven, but if you really only want to make a one issue commitment then go ahead and start here. Spencer does a fine job of recapping the events of the previous issue so it's not like you're going to struggle to figure out what's happening in the issue. I can't wait for the next issue it's going to be good!

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6.0
Bedlam #9

Oct 3, 2013

I don't know what the future holds for this series. There was one big reveal for the issue that ended falling a bit flat and then a cliffhanger that wasn't as impactful because you don't know when the follow-up will come. Hopefully the charm of Fillmore and Madder Red is recaptured in the next issue because there was none here. It felt like a hollow version and I'm not down with following the series if that's the new norm.

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4.0
Bedlam #10

Nov 27, 2013

I hope that the next issue is the end of the arc because that's all I have left in me to give this series. If there are two more issues than I might just check out here and save myself the effort. I don't know what happened to this series, but this second arc is just coming across as a watered-down repeat of the first and really who the hell wants to read that? I'm afraid the charm of this series has worn off so if you didn't like the last issue don't bother with this one. If you're in the same boat as me then you might also want to finish this review and check to see how many more issues are left in the arc before giving any more money to it.

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4.0
Bedlam #11

Jan 22, 2014

Will I be back for the third arc? Probably not. I think I'm going to hang up my hat with this issue. I actually feel bad that I encouraged people to jump on with this story arc. If I had known that it was going to go down in flames after the second chapter, I never would have. I still don't understand how the first arc can be so damn good, but this second arc falls hard.

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10
Behemoth #1

Apr 14, 2015

The biggest complement that I can pay this book is that I wanted to read the next issue right away. The world, the characters and the creative team won me over quickly which isn't always easy. The thing is this isn't one of those standout first issues that you can see fading quickly with the second issue (I read a few of those this week), but rather the start of a solid series. It didn't just convince me that it was a good first issue, but rather convinced me that it's going to be a good series from this point forward. And just remember it's only a dollar so there's no reason you shouldn't instantly check this out.

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10
Bera: The One-Headed Troll #1

Jul 29, 2016

Again, I can't wait to share this book with my son one day. It was touching, full of adventure, and just heartwarming. Whether this is the one story we'll get out of Bera, it will be memorable for me due to the amazing story and incredible artwork.

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10
Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1

Nov 11, 2011

I loved this book, it's a great read and if you can find it pick it. It brought back me back tothe times of watching the Planet of The Ape marathons with my dad. I look forward toreading more and how this story progresses in the second issue.

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10
Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #2

Dec 7, 2011

Overallthe book adds to the existing and progresses the story very well. I still recommend it to those who want amini-series to read. I you can find #1pick it up set up this book perfectly and #2 feed off #1 perfectly. I can'twait to see how it ends and so far doesn't disappoint.

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10
Big Man Plans #1

Feb 9, 2015

In modern comics it's rare to find a story that's not trying to be another medium or get into another medium. Simply put it's hard to find a comic that just wants to be a comic. If you're looking for that then you "must read" Big Man Plans.

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10
Big Man Plans #2

Apr 8, 2015

I almost feel like I'm cheating this series by having such a short review, but I don't want to tell you anything else about it. I mean I do. I want to tell you all about what Big Man does with that hammer. Oh man, do I ever. I want to tell you about what happens to him the next time he goes to use it. I want to tell you about every damn page of this comic, but more than anything I want you to read it and enjoy it for yourself. I want you to tell your friends and have them look at you like you're a crazy asshole and then read it for themselves and suddenly you start the "Holy Shit Book Club" and your first book is Big Man Plans" because gah! It's so fucking great. Give it a shot, if you don't like it then take a hammer to your head and read it again.

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8.0
Big Wuvable Oaf #0

Mar 28, 2012

I enjoyed the two issues I picked up. Usually I don’t grab two issues of anything, but since one was a zero issue I didn’t want to take it home and find out that I bought half of a comic, thankfully that wasn’t the case though. I wanted to like the book more since it’s so different and full of eccentric characters, but there wasn’t much of a story to attach to. The series really needs one ongoing story that is touched upon at least twice in an issue to give some consistency to the book. Otherwise I’m just reading one shot stories that I may or may not find humorous based on which random character I’m reading about. As it stands right now I was drawn more to the art which was pretty damn good.

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8.0
Birth of Venus #1

Mar 24, 2012

Now it’s rare that I buy two issues of an indie book at the same time and that’s usually so that I have a reason to go back and find them at the next con. I will definitely be tracking down the second issue of this nine issue series (there’s an obvious reason for that number). Sure it wasn’t perfect and one scene in particular stands out as being pretty bad, but I really enjoyed the rest of the issue. This book did a good job of standing out from the rest of the superhero clones out there and shows that if you’re going to do an indie superhero book, you shouldn’t try to do it the way the “Big Two” won't do it.

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8.0
Black Hammer #1

Jun 23, 2016

This first issue was refreshing. It gave me hope that I might enjoy more of Lemire's superhero work and it's a step in the right direction for Dark Horse. Frankly, both the creator and publisher needed this book and after some unfortunate delays, it's here and it delivers on all fronts.

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6.0
Black Kiss 2 #1

Aug 2, 2012

I cannot say that this book is for everyone; in fact the niche is so slight that I think it’s counting on Chaykin’s name and the maturity of the content to sell it. If this was your first comic that you ever read (because the reality is that every comic is potentially someone’s first), then I’m sorry. If you contact us I will personally recommend at least twenty things that you should read instead of ever picking this up again. As for me, I’ll be back for the next issue because I need to see if there is anything that resembles a plot… and to see what that Succubus is going to rape next.

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4.0
Black Kiss 2 #2

Sep 5, 2012

If you want erotica and I mean good erotica not this tasteless shit that I read; then read Manara Vol. 1 as that actually has a story and is erotic at the same time. This is just a dirty fantasy that takes place in a bygone era. Also this issues cover is practically the same as the last issue… change that shit up at least.

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0.0
Black Kiss 2 #3

Oct 3, 2012

If you want to see a She-Male get her butt cherry popped by a guy wearing a horse head costume, then this is the book for you. If you want to know what makes the man in the horse head costume tick or how a She-Male that goes around blowing groups of dudes hasn't been found out yet until this point in their life" then you're thinking much harder about the story than Chaykin did.

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6.0
Black Market #1

Jul 18, 2014

I'll have to see how the second issue turns out, but given how this issue ends it's pretty predictable. Hopefully there's a switch up somewhere because otherwise I'll just be reading this series for the art.

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6.0
Blackacre #1

Dec 5, 2012

This book was just okay. It could have been better had the opening actually tried to be serious and contribute to setting the tone of the series rather than going over in painstaking detail about how the planet got so bad and why Blackacre was created. I’ll give it another issue and hope that it was just a case of the first issue jitters, but if it falls into any of the usual post-apocalyptic pitfalls then I’ll probably call it good.

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4.0
Blackacre #2

Jan 2, 2013

For me this series has a lot of problems; problems that I can’t overlook as they have me constantly questioning the story. I’ll check out the preview for the next issue before deciding to read it, but it’s pretty sad that it’s gotten to that point after only two issues. If you’ve been enjoying the series then props to you for being able to care about all of the nameless characters we’ve been introduced that have managed to occupy several panels without doing anything in them.

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10
Blade of the Immortal - Vol. 25 " Snowfall at Dawn #1

Aug 4, 2012

Frankly, I should stop scoring this book or just tell you the score at the beginning so that it’s out of the way. The last issue received a perfect score and frankly if I felt like being cute or funny I would give this volume a score of ten out of five, but I’ll play it straight. Out of all the issues and volumes of Blade of the Immortal this volume stands out as one of the best yet and shows the strength of the series.

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6.0
Blood Blister #1

Feb 8, 2017

I'm not ready to rule this one out. Usually, when a story leaves me feeling as conflicted like this, I wonder if it worth reading more of, but in the case of Blood Blister, I'm going to need a few issues to decide. If you saw something I missed, let me know. Hell, if you were on the fence, off it on either side, let me know that as well.

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8.0
Blood Blockade Battlefront - Volume 1 #1

May 13, 2012

My point with all that is this, it’s been a long time since I actually enjoyed a Manga and this was the series that brought me back. Since reading this I’ve gone on to read Sekirei, Maken-Ki Battling and KenIchi: Histories Mightiest Disciple. I used to really enjoy Manga, but it became so difficult to keep up with that I stopped trying. The risk of getting something bad or mediocre was too high and the flood of titles made it difficult for anyone to review them or pick out the next great book to read. Now its different and I can say that this book is definitely worth checking out either digitally or in print. Frankly I find Manga easier to read in print since the American format for digital isn’t designed as intuitively. If you’re looking for a new Manga that’s different from the recycled storylines that you’ve been feed over and over than check this book out; but also check it out if you’re looking to get back into Manga.

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4.0
Blood Feud #1

Sep 23, 2015

There could be something interesting about this story in the future. This first issue focuses too heavily on setting up the world and hinting at the conflict instead of finding something truly interesting to hook us outside of the story influences. Also, usually when a series finds a way to use its title within the story I give it bonus points, but here it was overkill. They say "blood feud" too many times for it to be a cool treat. If you're into Bunn's horror/terror stories then you may enjoy this, but I found it to be one of his weaker stories.

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4.0
Blood Feud #2

Nov 25, 2015

I was really reluctant to check out this issue, but I figured it was worth at least one more read. There really is just more of the same here and that's not a compliment. The differences between issues one and two are meniscal and so all the problems I had with one are present here in the second issue as well. Maybe the third issue will be different, but I kind of doubt it and likely won't be around to find out.

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6.0
Blood Red Dragon #1

Nov 10, 2011

So fans of Stan Lee, its a yes. Fans of X Japan and Yoshiki in particular its a yes. A fan of Todd McFarlane? Well its a yes for them as well. I can see potential cliches happening with this mini-series but it was still a good read.

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6.0
Blood Red Dragon #2

Jan 23, 2012

I'm not going to lie and say that this was the best book Iever read, but it was very entertaining. It's an interesting experiment in theworld of comics and I'm curious to see how it turns out. The cover price is abit pricey, but when you look at the amount of A-List talent associated withthe book it's not too much of a surprise. If you missed this book you should still be able topick it up at a local comic shop since it wasn't available from Imagedigitally. If you're curious or a fan of Manga then check it out.

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8.0
Bloodshot #10

Apr 19, 2013

I had a lot of fun reading this issue due to the crossover and I was even more delighted that it continued to build the plot of the series as well. If you’ve never tried Bloodshot, but you’ve enjoyed Harbinger or Harbinger Wars then now is a great time to jump on the series.

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8.0
Bloodshot #11

May 15, 2013

Overall this was a very strong issue for the series and managed to build the Bloodshot storyline, while still tying in and developing the Harbinger Wars story at the same time. I’m still finding this crossover to be incredibly well handled as even the overlapping scenes end up being so different that becomes a fresh read again. This issue really paves the way for new and great things for Bloodshot. Swierczynski might be leaving the book, but he’s left this series in a great spot for the Valiant Universe.

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10
Bloodshot #12

Jun 20, 2013

The strange thing about this issue is that it reads like a one-shot. It’s not be any means as a huge plot point pays off in this issue, but even if it was your first time reading it you wouldn’t be lost in the story. Much of the previous eleven issues are masterfully recapped throughout the story so that it’s like you’ve reading it without even being there. That’s some real skill. Check the series out and look for the amazing conclusion of Harbinger Wars next month as well.

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6.0
Bloodthirsty #1

Sep 30, 2015

I really wanted to like this issue. I liked the concept and the of course the art, but the narration and dialogue make it pretty damn impossible to enjoy. It's getting a mid-range score from me, but that's all because of the art. Hell on its own I give the art a perfect score, but that's not how we review around here so it gets what it gets. It's only a five issue mini-series so I'll continue to check it out, but I have a feeling not much is going to change with the narration in the next four issues.

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4.0
Bolts #1

Jun 29, 2016

The strange thing is that I didn't hate this book. I didn't love it, but I've read much worse. There was something that was entertaining about it, perhaps in a "B" movie way. I don't know if I'll pick up the next issue though. This wasn't a smooth ride by any means and in a lot of ways comes off like someone's first draft making it all the way to the printer. It could use some more polish, but it's not terrible.

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6.0
Book Of Death #2

Aug 19, 2015

Overall, it was still an enjoyable issue and far better than any other event book I've read this summer from any other publisher (big or small).

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6.0
Book Of Death #3

Sep 23, 2015

It's a solid issue, but not very interesting and definitely didn't feel like the last issue before the ending. I hope that Venditti, Gill and Braithwaite stick the landing, but all in all this event is shaping up to be pretty average for me. If anything it feels as if the consequences from this series are more important than the series itself which is a damn shame.

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6.0
Book Of Death #4

Oct 28, 2015

All in all, this is just an okay issue which is kind of disappointing because there are monthly issues from Valiant that are way better than anything this series has provided.

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8.0
Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1

Sep 30, 2015

If you're not reading Imperium or you didn't read Harbinger, then you're probably thinking, "I should skip this issue." Well here's the strange thing. Dysart actually treats this issue as more of a recap to everything he's done with the franchise from day one. He still manages to craft a rewarding story, but he also gives new readers the Cliffsnotes of everything they've missed. If you've been curious about this franchise, don't be afraid of this issue.

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10
Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1

Aug 27, 2015

You may have passed on this tie-in because you don't want to see some "The End" type story for your favorite character. You don't want to see their death knowing that the way comics work, the character will never really get to that point. But then again, they did get there. We just get to enjoy them for as long as possible, but make no mistake" this is the death of Ninjak" and it's fantastic. But maybe only if you're a Valiant/Ninjak fan. But then if you aren't, then why would you start reading here?

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4.0
Borderlands #1

Jul 18, 2014

Having read this and having played the game I don't see myself coming back to find out how the mission to kill Nine Toes turned out. In my game it was a successful mission. I have to wonder though, who the hell is this comic for? Is it for fans of the game which is what anyone would assume or it is for people who didn't play the game? If it's for fans then why give them a story that they already know, but now have to experience without any control? If it's for people completely unfamiliar with the franchise" well I don't see that really being the case, do you?

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6.0
Borderlands Origins #1

Sep 21, 2012

Even at the price tag of free this is a tough sell to anyone other than diehards, but Rolland was my boy in the first game so I'm hard pressed to check out the rest of the origins after this let down.

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6.0
Bornhome #1

Sep 7, 2015

There's definitely a lot of world building done in this issue. There's some info-dump moments, but I don't think it breaks the overall story. With it only being a four issue mini I'm glad to have it out-of-the-way so we can just enjoy the rest of the series and discover the answers to the mysteries placed before us in this first issue. If you like sci-fi, you might want to check out Bornhome.

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6.0
Brain Boy #2

Oct 16, 2013

I'm definitely going to continue reading Brain Boy. I don't always know if it's going to be great or even good, but it's interesting. I'm waiting for the bigger story about his parents to be revealed more and hope that it will be worth sticking it out. I can't tell you if you should stay or go, but if you liked the first issue then you'll dig this issue as well and vice-versa if you didn't like it.

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6.0
Brainstorm #1

Aug 27, 2014

There's room to improve on this series, but this first issue makes a strong debut. With it being a mini-series I'm curious to see where it goes and if you like sci-fi stories with a mix of military involvement then you'll want to check this one out too.

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6.0
Brave Chef Brianna #1

Mar 1, 2017

While there's some room for improvement, this first issue of Brave Chef Brianna is very entertaining. It wears its influences on its sleeve which is fine, but the execution is fairly unique. While I'm not scoring it very high, again, it is worth reading and likely to find a very dedicated fan base that is willing to root for Brianna to take over her father's food empire" which I'm sure she'll inevitably turn down in order to find her own way or some such thing.

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4.0
Brilliant #1

Oct 9, 2011

I'm sure that others will say that this book is in fact brilliant while others will make the easy joke saying that it is anything but. I'll take a different route and say I understand why the name was picked, but if you're going to be cocky enough to title it that you should make sure you deliver a product that changes the course of comics. Instead Bendis is taking an old concept of science creating super powers and putting it in a modern setting.

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6.0
Broken Moon #4

Jan 13, 2016

There's not a lot left to say about Broken Moon. You'll either like the ending or be disappointed in the abrupt conclusion. It's not bad, but it feels rushed and that's a damn shame because there really is a special and interesting work being created in this series. Even still, I would recommend that if you dig horror, check out the entire series.

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8.0
Broken Pieces #1

Sep 20, 2011

I was really put off by the zero issue of this series, but Iwas curious enough to give it another shot and I'm glad I did. You can tell theinfluences in the story, but it's a good thing as it gives you somethingfamiliar to associate it with rather than just borrowing heavily as other booksdo. So far the story is good and developing into something very interesting andthe art, oh the art is fantastic and pushes everything to the next level.

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6.0
Broken Pieces #3

Jul 11, 2012

I’m worried that a lot of people have forgotten this book due to the delay of the art change (most likely the art change). It’s a shame if you don’t pick this book up because it answers several questions from the beginning issues of the series and sets up a few new questions to be answered. If you were reading the book then don’t be afraid to dive right back into the book.

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8.0
Broken Pieces #4

Oct 4, 2012

This issue covers a lot of ground in terms of the plot. It’s a very good issue and there is a ton of character development just waiting for a big payoff. The series concludes in the next issue and it almost seems too quick, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to seeing how this heartbreaking tragedy is going to end. I want to believe that it will all come to a conclusion with a happy ending, but I have a feeling that like the rest of the story… it will be pretty messed up emotionally.

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8.0
Broken Pieces #5

Dec 17, 2012

Obviously if you haven’t been reading the series then you’re not going to want to start on the last issue. If you missed out on the series though I would definitely say that it’s worth picking up in back issues or one day when it makes it to trade. It has a very rewarding plot and is accompanied by two very talented artists that bring this Frankenstein-esc story to life.

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8.0
Broken World #1

May 9, 2015

The biggest reason I have to come back for the next issue is the fact that I have no idea what's going to happen. Really this feels like a zero issue because the true story is going to begin next issue. There are a lot of comics with stories about the future out right now, but if you want one that's not trying to be cool and instead tell a story with many layers while being relatable, then check out Broken World.

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10
Buzzkill #3

Nov 22, 2013

I'll be upfront when I say that usually when a story has anything to do with drinking or drugs I tune out quickly. There are very few stories about addiction that I find interesting since they only end one of two ways. This story surprised me and kept my attention while still making me care about "Ruben's" addiction problems. I mean would you break your drinking or drug habit if it gave you super powers?

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6.0
C21st Gods #1

Oct 20, 2016

Does this story need the Cthulhu element? No. It could have made up its cult and monster figure and it would have read about the same. It's just a popular literary figure to use right now but it doesn't add anything to this issue or the story so far. I would possibly read the next issue, but based on where it ended, I'm not like excited for it. I'm not chomping at the bit for it, but rather if I came across it, I would flip through it and see if it could hook me. It's much better than your typical indie comic, though, and that's enough to recommend it to others that might enjoy the subject matter more than I did.

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6.0
Cable and X-Force #1

Dec 14, 2012

I liked this book because it was fun. It tried like a mother fucker to make me dislike it and if it continues with the same faults I can't say I’ll stick with it for long. It’s pretty clear that Hopeless has an end game in mind which leaves me wondering what the next big plot line will be after this? Eventually, X-Force will clear their name like they always do and go back to being just a normal team. Hopefully this isn’t just a short sighted re-launch because the combination of characters is very interesting, but to continue to be interesting they need to be solving larger problems not just reacting to situations.

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10
Captain Midnight #1

Jul 31, 2013

I'm very interested in this series. There are some indicators of where the story is going, but the biggest thing that has me interested is Captain Midnight's limited role in the story thus far. I don't know what he's thinking or planning, just that he's a super fucking genius and stubborn as hell. I mean he had a day and he improved upon a modern jet that he's never seen before. That's cool. I think this story is awesome and I'm looking forward to more for sure. It's easy to compare it to Captain America, but there's something new and exciting about this. I would recommend it to someone that likes Captain America and I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up liking it more.

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6.0
Captain Midnight #2

Aug 28, 2013

I'm digging this series and I think it's a smart move to have this arc end with the next issue. It's been interesting, but with the easy comparison to Captain America it's better to move forward and start building original stories for readers to get interested in. I'll be sticking around enjoying the punchy adventure of Captain Midnight, that's for damn sure.

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6.0
Captain Midnight #3

Sep 25, 2013

Any new series is bound to have its hiccups and for me there might be one or two for this book, but not enough that I would walk away from it. For me I'd rather get to know the characters through their actions on their adventures rather than their strange Indiana Jones moments after the action is done. It could just be me of course, but overall I'm still really enjoying the title and will continue to do so.

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10
Carver: A Paris Story #1

Oct 7, 2015

What I really loved was how many comic book elements this story used. The narration, the lack of narration, going for the tropes, but then calling out how ridiculous the tropes are. It's a book that battles itself to perfection and that's exactly what you want from a comic. Though the framework of this story is a bit familiar, the execution is what's incredible and different. If you love reading comics, then you definitely need to read Carver.

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10
Carver: A Paris Story #2

Jan 13, 2016

I'm giving this issue a perfect score because I think even with the one bump in the road it's better than 99% of all comics out there. Chris Hunt is showing master level abilities with his writing and artwork to the point that I would gladly place him up there with other such masters in the industry. You don't have to take my word for it, you can check it out yourself. Or not. I get that there are a ton of comics out now. More and more every year it seems and the industry and fanbase as a whole are stuck solidly on superheroes. So if you manage to drop one superhero title this week in favor of something new, something different, then pick up Carver. Because it's something great just waiting for you to discover it.

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6.0
Catalyst Comix #2

Aug 8, 2013

The art shines in this series. For me personally it does all of the heavy lifting because if even one of the artists were to leave the book I doubt I would continue. Their different styles add a ton to the tone and feel of the world and yet they still come across as connected. The actual narration is what actually gives this series an anthology feel, but not in a good way. If you dug the first issue and can put up with an excess of reading that doesn't contribute to anything else in the story, then pick up the issue. If you just want to see some great art then ignore the caption boxes and stick to the dialog and you'll enjoy it a lot more.

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4.0
Catalyst Comix #3

Sep 4, 2013

Overall it's a decent issue. It's improved in some areas to the last issue, but it still bogs the reader down with narration rather than fully utilizing the artistic team. All three artists are incredibly talented and have fantastic styles, but they're chomping at the bit for something to really get at with their visuals. At this point I think you're either reading the series or you're not. I don't see it picking up any new readers which is a shame, but this is Joe Casey and Dark Horse's experiment and at the end of the day they'll decide if it was successful for them or not. For me it's just a decent read that I'll stick with for a bit longer.

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6.0
Chaos #1

May 7, 2014

Is this the triumphant return of Chaos? Not really. It's good to have the characters back even if it's just a mini-series. The problem with Chaos has always been that they have great characters, but no villains and no stories for them to go through. You could look at it like a universe full of villains and anti-heroes walking the thinnest of lines between hero and villain, but it's just a strange mix of character that never really had a story to tell. There is a story here, but we'll have to see if it can bust out of the event book mold that it's started off in.

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6.0
Chaos #2

Jun 4, 2014

Sadly this is another average comic book. I'll likely check out the next issue, but I'm not expecting anything from it. I want to be wow'd, I want to be blown away and hey maybe some people are, but for me this is just so-so. It's not risky and frankly if I was bringing back a defunct comic company in the form of one shared mini-series" well I would be risky, bold and maybe a little crazy in order to win readers over.

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6.0
Charismagic #4

Jan 18, 2012

Thisbook may not be a game changer but it's refreshing to what's out there. A definiterecommendation if you enjoy these types of stories. I enjoyed see that its magic set againstmagic with humans in the middle and not magic against humans. If anything if you enjoy comic art take alook it pretty darn good.

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6.0
Charismagic The Death Princess #1

Oct 23, 2012

The book was enjoyable and very entertaining. I like the villain is the hero formula and actually want to read the first series all the way to see the pieces of this series fit together. It could be improved upon for sure and the artist needs to be trusted to tell a lot of the story visually rather than with dialog. If you enjoyed the first book though then this Conan-esc world will definitely appeal to you.

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6.0
Charismagic The Death Princess #2

Feb 7, 2013

If you’re a fan of the series then this is a no-brainer for you to pick up; if you’re new to the series and just picked the book up, you may be a little lost. Fear not though, I’m sure things will all click into place by the end of the series. If you dig magic and action-adventure then definitely check this book out.

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8.0
Charismagic Vol. 2 #1

May 2, 2013

I actually like this series more than the first volume so far, but that will ultimately be decided by where the story goes from here. It looks like it’s attempting to be bigger and bolder so we’ll definitely have to wait and see. For me it was a good read and definitely worth picking up if you either: A) enjoyed the first series or B) enjoy a modern day adventure story riddled with magic… and a sassy cat that throws down any chance it gets. And if my review didn’t sell you on it, then it’s only a dollar… just buy it already.

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6.0
Charismagic Vol. 2 #2

Jun 5, 2013

If you dug the first issues then definitely check this issue out, but if you missed out you may want to start at the beginning before diving in. It’s a pretty fun issue, but it really is just a continuation of the first issue. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not very exciting either. Hopefully the next issue hits the story hard instead of checking in with everyone.

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4.0
Chastity #1

Jul 11, 2014

I was looking forward to this one because I didn't really like the story for 90s Chastity. Now I think I'd rather just have that version back because this new one is dreadful. I shouldn't be happy that her and her entire family is dead, but I am. I am.

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10
Chew #41

Apr 30, 2014

You might wonder why I'm even bothering with a review for this issue considering its sales success and the long running nature of the story. Well in comic books there's this assumption that everyone reading a book will continue to read it, but as I've already proven that's not the case. Sometimes people need a reminder that they just because they fell behind on a volume that they can just jump back in and catch up later. Others may feel like they'll never be able to jump on and this is for them as well. Jump on here. It'll give you a great idea of what you can expect the series and it's an entertaining read at that.

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10
Chew #42

Jun 25, 2014

Chew is one of those books that you expect to be good and frankly that's probably why so few people bother to review it or even talk about it. They just expect that they'll enjoy the story and laugh and that John Layman will introduce some new food related power and they'll feel justified spending their three bucks. But do you know how much harder it is for creators to consistently deliver issues of this caliber, especially with that expectation? I don't know how this creative team has done it, buy Layman and Rob Guillory are one of the best creative duos in the history of comics. How can you even question that at this point? This is two guys that make a comic book that beats the vast majority of all other comics being published and they do it themselves" amazing. If you're not reading it, you're likely wasting your money on something else.

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10
Chew #44

Nov 5, 2014

I want to say more about this issue, I really do. It's by far the best issue of Chew I've ever read, but the catch is that you need to have read the majority of the previous 43 plus issues for it to be as great as it is. It's why long form storytelling is so amazing because you can deliver issues like this. If this team doesn't get another Eisner nod for this issue then something is seriously jacked up. Fucking incredible. BUY IT!!!!! OTHER THINGS TO BE SHOUTED IN CONVICTION!

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10
Chew #45

Dec 3, 2014

If you're not reading Chew" then what the hell are you doing with your life?

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10
Chrononauts #1

Feb 10, 2015

You may be wondering why I started off telling you how much I haven't liked Millar's other titles, but when you see my score for this issue you'll understand that I'm not giving him a free pass. The creative team has rightfully earned that score and I can't wait to read more.

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6.0
Chrononauts #3

May 14, 2015

All in all, it's not bad. It's just not good either. It falls into that pit of average and is dangerously close to sinking into below average territory. And it's all over in the next issue" which at this point I'll read it, but my expectations from the first issue to the last have fallen so steeply that there's really nothing that this story can do that will save the series; in fact, it'll probably go the opposite way.

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4.0
Chrononauts #4

Jun 10, 2015

If you don't get it, then I really despise this issue and series. Because the ending makes everything else worth it in the end. I can't just read the first issue over and over and be happy because it's not the complete story and the complete story is just a poorly written movie script in which our characters have no conscious and zero consequences. For the cost of this series you could go see an actual movie so I would recommend that instead. Also it may be a double-sized issue hence the price of six bucks, but it still reads like a twenty-two page issue.

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8.0
City: The Mind in the Machine #1

Jan 23, 2014

Now this issue didn't knock my socks off, but that's probably my fault. I've been dreaming of this book for a while now and I'm already looking forward to several issues in the future because of the potential. That's not to say that this issue didn't live up to expectations because it did, but I almost wanted it to be a little longer or to have trimmed certain scenes down so that more of Ben with the computer eyeballs could have been shown. Even still I'll definite be back for the next issue and ones after that.

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10
City: The Mind in the Machine #2

Mar 12, 2014

If like me you were underwhelmed with the first issue of the series then do not give up. I probably got ahead of myself based on the concept, but then this issue delivered so thankfully everything worked out. City is a risky book to pull off as a comic, but the creative team just proved that it could be done and done well!

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10
City: The Mind in the Machine #3

Apr 23, 2014

If you've missed out on this series you're a bit late to the game. There are the usual ways of catching up either back issues or digital of course. You could wait for the trade, but there is something thrilling about following this issue monthly.

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6.0
City: The Mind in the Machine #4

Jun 14, 2014

To answer the question I posed in the beginning" it doesn't finish strong. It's back to the awkwardness of the first issue and that's the real shame. If this story ends up in Hollywood, which I wouldn't be surprised by at all, you can count on a rather larger rewrite of the weakest points of the story.

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8.0
Ciudad #1

Aug 25, 2014

It's an entertaining book full of gun play and over the top personalities. It's not a story that you go in expecting deep character development, but our characters do grow ever so slightly. The bulk of the story is based around the action which is something it does very well.

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6.0
Clandestino #1

Oct 14, 2015

It's a decent start, but there are some pretty obvious problems to this first issue. You never want to spend more time setting up the world than you do developing the main character, but that's what happens here. Maybe Clandestino is the strong and silent type, but we'd need more time with him to figure that out. My hope is that this series is hiding it's potential and that we'll get there in the next issue. At the very least if it continues this path it'll still be a competent series that's entertaining to read.

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6.0
Clandestino #2

Mar 16, 2016

Part of me really wants to score this book higher. It's not perfect, but when I finally realized that it wasn't meant to be taken serious I really fell in love with it. Ultimately thought it's still a very flawed book. For all its action and character moments there are just an excess of pages and scenes that don't serve the story or the characters. While some of them are cheeky and fun, others leave you scratching your head. If you're looking for a romp and you can forgive all the stumbles the story makes, then you can find some fun with Clandestino. If you can't overlook its faults though, you're better off dating another comic.

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4.0
Clandestino #3

May 18, 2016

This is it for me. I gave this series three honest chances and while there was a glimmer of hope with the second issue, all of that has been flushed away in the third issue. The tone is the major thing that's killing it as it will never decide if it's serious or wacky and over the top. The plot points and lack of character development is hindering the rest of the story making it unenjoyable. There might only be one more issue left of this series, but I'm so uninterested that I'm not even going to bother finishing it.

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8.0
Clone #1

Nov 21, 2012

I was very surprised by how much I liked this issue. I’m very happy that it’s a clone story and not a bait and switch parallel earth story since there has been too many of those recently. This was the book I’ve been waiting for from Skybound and I’m glad that it’s here. I’ll be looking forward to the next issue and in the meantime check it out for yourself. Even if you don’t fall in love with the story you’ll still be blown away by the art.

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6.0
Clone #2

Dec 12, 2012

I don’t know how much longer the story can hold my interest and since I already know that Ryp is not staying on the book permanently I really wonder if the story is enought. I’m willing to give it a few more issues, but this one might end up fading fast. Lastly, the Facebook thing was ridiculous and made me roll my eyes so bad.

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6.0
Clone #3

Jan 9, 2013

This series definitely has its cheesy moments, but for the most part I really enjoy it. The events of this issue have put things in to effect that we might not see the outcome to for a while. Characters that I thought were stupid and unimportant actually played an interesting role and now I’m looking forward to the next issue. If you’ve been enjoying the series then you’ll continue with this issue, but if you didn’t like the first two then now’s the time to jump off because it’s not changing its colors anytime soon.

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10
Clone #4

Feb 13, 2013

Part of me knows that this issue was fucking crazy and in some ways a really bad issue, but the other part of me that I’m choosing to listen to knows that it’s an amazing action sci-fi story and that it’s allowed to be nuts. I know that it’s not an emotionally moving comic and it’s not going to be looked at in years to come as something that advanced the medium, but it will probably be on a lot of people’s lists for how you tell an action/sci-fi story in a comic book. I loved this issue and cannot wait to see where the madness leads in the next issue.

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8.0
Clone #5

Mar 27, 2013

If you’re digging this series then continue buying it as the formula and pacing don’t appear to be changing any time soon. If you’re just jumping onto the series then you may want to grab back issues first or wait until the next issue. This is definitely the best new title from Skybound in a while.

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8.0
Clone #9

Jul 24, 2013

At this point in the series if you haven't been reading it than you're screwed. I don't know if there will ever be a point that someone could just jump on the series and understand everything that is going on, but that's also the reason why I love it. The overall story is so complex and only getting more and more complex by the issue. If you want to see what it's like, go ahead and start with this issue and then pick up the trade or something to start from the beginning. It's so close to perfection, but for now it's just a fantastic monthly series.

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10
Clone #10

Sep 11, 2013

If you're looking at checking out this series I would give it an issue and then jump on. For me this is one of the best things Image is publishing and certainly the best thing that Skybound is publishing. How it manages to keep the same intensity month after month is beyond me, but there is something very special about this series. If you're missing out then damn" you are really missing out.

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8.0
Clone #11

Oct 24, 2013

When I finished reading this issue my initial impression was that it was pretty average, but then I thought about how great it is that the creative team was able to find a new starting point for readers within this complex story. This is factually the first issue that a new reader has been able to jump on to the series and not been forced to go back and read the previous issues. You can actually start here and that's great. I'm not joking when I say that this series is complex; there are so many characters (and half of them look the same) and several storylines happening all at once that every issue was like walking in on a movie half over. Don't miss out on this series because who knows when you'll get another opportunity like this.

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8.0
Clone #12

Nov 20, 2013

This was another story building issue, but even with that it's still hitting you with heavy body blows to the kidneys. It may not be the action that's constantly in your face this time around, but the story and plot are filling in and doing a better job of it. If you're not reading this series I have to wonder why. It's the best monthly title from Skybound by far and that's saying a lot considering their publishing line-up.

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8.0
Clone #14

Feb 7, 2014

The sad fact is you're probably either reading this series or you're not, which is shame. It's a series that should be picking up more and more people with each new story arc so don't be afraid to jump on. The clever thing about this series is that for as fast as it moves the plot take baby steps forward. Don't wait for a TV show to check this book out, especially considering it's already like a TV show.

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10
Clone #15

Mar 7, 2014

If you haven't started reading Clone then don't start with this issue since the story arc is nearly over, but do start the series. The first two volumes are out so you can start there and should. This issue in particular showed that this series still has plenty of tricks and surprises in store for us, so check it out.

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8.0
Clone #16

May 8, 2014

With this being the sixteenth issue of Clone, you may be wondering if this is the right time to jump on the series. Well it definitely is as enough of the previous events are recapped here and the pacing is methodical in that it wants to trudge slowly so that it doesn't lose anyone in the process. If you've been meaning to check out Clone this is a great issue to do so.

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10
Clone #17

Jun 4, 2014

Clone is just a must read at this point. It's crazy at times, but the drama and the action make it one of the best comics on the market. It has reached that pinnacle in which nothing more than "read it" needs to be said about it.

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6.0
Cobra #9

Jan 18, 2012

The book looks good for the most part; there are a fewhiccups in art department but nothing major. There is something actuallyentertaining about this book. It's mindless and full of one-liners andexplosions, but is still pretty good. At the very least it's better than thatshitty trailer for the second movie coming out this year. Lastly, you don'treally need to have read the first two parts to know what's going on, but it wouldprobably help in the long run of the story line.

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8.0
Colder #3

Jan 3, 2013

I’m really glad that I dove right in with this series and had the chance to read three issues in one sitting, but now I have the problem of really wanting more to read and having to wait. This is a high concept story with very simple elements attached to it that make for an exciting read. I can’t wait to see what crazy crap Declan will have to go through to save the girl, but really I just want to see what else Nimble Jack can come up with to haunt this comic.

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6.0
Colder #4

Feb 6, 2013

I don’t think this issue knocked it out of the park as much as the previous, but I do think it sets up the series for a strong ending and that’s very important. Whatever hiccups this issue may have had, I’m sure they were in favor of something awesome in the final issue. If you’ve been reading the series there is no reason to stop and if you’ve missed out on this book then get caught up! It’s really good and I cannot wait to see where the ending goes, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I already had a guess.

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6.0
Colder #5

Mar 6, 2013

I don’t think this is a bad issue or ending by any means. I bet that when this series is read together it’s marvelous and the ending is fitting and killer. On its own though, the ending is just okay and not great, but not bad and has a satisfying resolution for sure. I’m going to miss this series and especially Nimble Jack since he brightened my week each issue, but it has been a fun ride.

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8.0
Colder: The Bad Seed #1

Oct 22, 2014

It's not a perfect first issue, but it's a hell of a return to a series that caught me by surprise last year. It's definitely a welcomed debut for Halloween and hands down the creepiest things I've read in a while. If it wasn't for those down moments with Declan and Reece I might have needed a shower after reading this issue.

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8.0
Colder: The Bad Seed #4

Jan 28, 2015

There are a ton of comics out this week, but don't miss this one. It continues to be really good and is very unique, especially in the world of horror. I'm just glad that there's more to come for it after this story arc.

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6.0
Colder: The Bad Seed #5

Feb 26, 2015

Where will this series go next? I don't know. What will Reece and Declan's relationship be like? I don't know, but I imagine there will be difficult conversations in the future and then there's the other issue of" well you'll just have to read this issue won't you. I don't know what will happen is the point, but I want to be here to find out.

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6.0
Colder: Toss The Bones #1

Sep 23, 2015

Colder: Toss The Bones #1 isn't bad by any means. It's just that it's pretty basic if you're familiar with the storyline. Sure Nimble Jack is great and his return is interesting, but there wasn't an "oh shit" moment in this issue to really hook you. If you're a fan of the series though then definitely pick it up, it's a solid continuation to one of the more interesting horror series out there.

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8.0
Comeback #1

Nov 21, 2012

I was very happy with this issue as it didn’t disappoint. Anytime you read the preview for something there is a chance that it won’t turn out to be as cool as you’re hoping, but Comeback lives up to its own hype and that’s great. I’m hooked on the mystery of the story and can’t wait to see how the next chapter plays out and what new elements will be explained or revealed. One thing is very clear though, the creative team has an end game in mind that we’re all along for the ride.

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8.0
Comeback #2

Dec 19, 2012

I find this series to be really incredible actually. I said in my first review that I’m not a stickler for time travel “rules” and just find interesting stories wrapped around them to be fun and entertaining. I love the layer of mystery that continues to unraveling in this story and I’m looking forward to finishing the series when it wraps. This series is just another example of how amazing of a year Image Comics is having and enriches the Shadowline brand with its high quality storytelling.

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8.0
Complex #1

Oct 5, 2012

Both issues are free so you can’t argue with that price. I encourage you to check them out for yourself and give the creators some feedback. I personally think that the structure of the first issue was better suited for the story, but understand moving the comic from the web to a digital issue format can be a different challenge. I’m curious to check out the third issue and see if there is some balance found after these two issues, but for the most part I enjoyed the series.

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8.0
Conan the Barbarian #1

Feb 8, 2012

I'm not going to go into the art too much. Cloonan's art isperfect for Wood's story and you're either going to hate it or love it. I'm inthe latter. My guess is that the press is going to love this book and others willnot know what the hell to expect. I would just say go in with an open mind andnot let everything you think you know about Conan ruin the experience for you.They're not trying to deliver what you're expecting; they're telling you how itis from this point forward.

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10
Conan the Barbarian #2

Mar 14, 2012

Overall I would say run and get a copy of this issue of Conan. Wood and his team do a great job of showing why Conan is the biggest and baddest dude in the land or at sea in the case of this issue. The art just speaks for itself in this book and you pair that with great art with some good writing and you have yourself a very fun book that keeps you coming back for more month after month

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8.0
Conan the Barbarian #7

Aug 11, 2012

This was a great issue and damn near warrants a perfect score. I just don’t think it’s as much of a game changer as it could be, but I’m sure that issue is coming very soon. If you liked the first story arc then keep reading it only gets better. If you missed out on the book the first time I’m deadly serious about this issue being a great place for new readers to jump on, it recaps the previous events in the story while progressing into the new arc seamlessly leaving no one behind.

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8.0
Conan the Barbarian #8

Sep 13, 2012

The thing that’s hurting this book is the inconsistency with the artist. Other than fulfilling her contract on the book there was absolutely no reason that Cloonan needed to draw the last issue. I’m not saying that the art can never change, but the series would be a lot stronger if it stuck to one artist per story arc at least. Otherwise, it was very enjoyable and had some moving character moments that you’ll not want to miss. Lastly, if you haven't watched the new Conan movie... then don't, it was pretty terrible.

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8.0
Conan the Barbarian #10

Nov 14, 2012

What’s odd about this book is I find myself on the side of the opposite side of the rope I’m usually on. Usually I’m the longtime fan that finds all the changes done on the character/franchise to be terrible and wondering why people can’t see that. The thing is I don’t find this comic to be terrible even if I don’t have a long history with the character. Wood’s is a talent writer and the artist pool that Dark Horse is pulling from is refreshing and new. I can understand this not being some people’s view of Conan, but it’s a far cry from being a bad comic.

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6.0
Conan the Barbarian #11

Dec 12, 2012

This might not be the best issue to jump on to the series, but if you’ve been reading it then you’ll enjoy it. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s a good continuation of the story with strong character development. Its main purpose was to set the series up for the next issue and for that I will definitely be back.

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8.0
Conan the Barbarian #12

Jan 16, 2013

Wood used to be one of my favorite writers; one that could do no wrong and seemingly everything he touched turned to gold. I didn’t like his Star Wars (I’m also royally done with the franchise though). I felt that Mara was lackluster and that the narrative was all over the place. The Massive is good, but it’s not the type of story that I want to read. But his Conan… captivates me month after month. I know this book isn’t for everyone and it seems that the die-hard fans are officially done with it, but they’re also probably the hardest to appease to begin with. This is a good damn series and I’m going to enjoy it until it stops being good. Maybe one day I’ll go back and read the novels and then become offended by the adaptation, but this series is far too entertaining for me to be upset with.

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6.0
Conan: The Slayer #1

Jun 15, 2016

I'm planning on reading more of Conan: The Slayer. I liked it enough to be back for more. I just don't know if it's really going to break out from the rest of Dark Horse's Conan books. At least with Wood's run they brought in artists that wouldn't normally be on the series. Slayer has potential, but there's only a glimmer of it here. At the very least, its starting better than Avenger did.

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6.0
Concrete Park: Respect #1

Sep 3, 2014

I'm glad to see this series is back and I'm definitely looking forward to getting bigger chunks of the story at once. Hopefully this first issue gets the kinks out of the system because I know that once this series gets its rhythm there's no stopping. We've already seen as much with the previous chapter of the story.

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6.0
Corktown #1

Jul 12, 2016

The twists of the story really grabbed my attention and made me want to read more. Like I said, it's an interesting twist on the genre, but really it's an interesting twist on a few genres. The story isn't perfect, there's some exposition that could be better, the art struggles at times and doesn't make full use of the black and white medium, but none of that stopped me from really enjoying this book. The premise really got it's hooks into me and made me put everything I've listed with this review to the corner and I was able to enjoy what I was reading. And I will enjoy reading the next issue as well.

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4.0
Cosmic Scoundrels #1

Mar 1, 2017

Listen, if this comic is for you, if it rubs your nubs in the right direction then that's cool. For me, the characters are too unlikable, constantly forcing jokes that don't fit and everyone is standing around waiting for them to succeed, and I don't particularly find that funny or entertaining. Paired with artwork that was more eyesore than awe-inspiring and you have a comic that comes across unfinished, unpolished and in need of another draft.

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6.0
Cougar and Cub #1

Jan 18, 2017

There's not much else to say about the story. It's funny; it's not a gut-buster at the moment, and while this is a strong first issue, it's not fantastic. I'll be back for future issues for sure, but I'm not chomping at the bit as I was from the previous two series from these creators. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Maybe I'm just burnt out on superhero homage.

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8.0
Courtney Crumrin #3

Jun 27, 2012

This book is not so far along that you couldn’t jump in and start reading. Sure you’ll be missing a few details from the first two issues, but the true story has only just begun. There is an extensive history for Courtney Crumrin already that I haven’t read, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this series. If you enjoy dark magic stories that don’t paint perfect pictures then you’ll enjoy this, it’s kid friendly so don’t expect anyone’s head to be ripped off though.

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8.0
Courtney Crumrin #4

Jul 25, 2012

I hope that you didn’t miss out on this first story arc, but if you did then you’ll be able to jump on for the next issue for sure. The story is heading into new and uncharted territories so even long time readers are in for surprises. Usually the last issue in an arc has the most pay off, the most reward for reading all the way to the end and this issue doesn’t disappoint.

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8.0
Courtney Crumrin #7

Nov 14, 2012

This is a very good series and I’m glad to see it in single issue format. I missed a few issues personally, but after reading this issue I’m going to go back and pick them up just to read any other juicy plot details that I missed. I know that some people are tired of kids and magic, but there is a much bigger story at work here and Courtney is just the catalyst for everything that’s happened.

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8.0
Courtney Crumrin #8

Dec 12, 2012

If you’ve been reading the series you’re going to be pleased as punch with this issue and left looking forward to the next even more. If this is your first adventure with it then fear not the story has this great way of cleverly explaining past events as it moves forward so that all can enjoy. I really liked this issue and once again find it amazing that one person produces so much of the content.

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8.0
Courtney Crumrin #9

Jan 30, 2013

I’m not sure if this is Naifeh’s “swan song” or not, but I’m curious to see where the story goes after this major story arc concludes. It’s hard for me to imagine that this intensity with the plot can continue forever, but if it did that would certainly be great for the readers. If you decide to pick this issue up as your first then you may end up a little lost, but it’s more than worth checking out. You better believe that we’ll have a review for the next issue because it’s going to be even better than this one.

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10
Courtney Crumrin #10

Feb 27, 2013

For most stories there really are only three different types of endings: Mind blowing, average and underwhelming. And as lame as it seems the ending really is mind blowing. I’ve never read a series that demolishes its own status quo as much as this series. With some endings they just end the way you think they will which isn’t bad, but it’s not exciting. Courtney Crumrin does sort of end the way you’d expect, but the presentation and extra elements are what really blow you away. If you missed this volume of the franchise then I would encourage you to track down the issues in print or digital and if you’re a trade waiter then you’re going to be pleased when this hits your hands.

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10
Cow Boy - A Boy and His Horse #1

Jun 1, 2012

The cartoon look makes it deceptively welcoming to the all age's crowd. Granted, it is an all age's book, but the deeper story is one that only an older audience will get and appreciate. For kids this will just simply be a kid bounty hunter gathering his family for a reward, while others will see it's about doing the right thing in the face of family responsibilities. At first glance I never thought that this comic would have moved me as much as it did or get me so interested in the series that I'm frustrated by the fact that I must now wait for the next volume. Ride on Cow Boy, I'll be here waiting for next adventure.

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8.0
Creator Owned Heroes #1

Jun 6, 2012

Overall this is a great product, but I hope that they can continue the same level of content each month. I would hate to see fans bail on the book because it didn't have an interview with so and so or cosplay pictures. Seriously people can be just that fickle. This first issue is really cool and something special to the world of comics that exists outside of the "Big Two." I hope that a lot of people check it out so that it catches fire. With so many top tier talents on the book I think that a lot of people will check it out and if they do they won't be disappointed, count yourself amongst them and pick it up.

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8.0
Creator Owned Heroes #2

Jul 4, 2012

Like I said I only really showed up for the comics this time. I love Paul Pope, but I'd rather read his stories and see his art more than anything else; that being said I didn't really check out the articles in the back. It's nice to know they're there to read later, but I didn't drop everything to check them out. As far as the comics go they were both really good and controlled their pacing and layouts very well. When two issues share a book it can be tricky to give enough space and pages to each story to make them work, but both teams managed to do just that.

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6.0
Cricket Agent of U.N.I.C.O.R.N. #1

Aug 16, 2012

I think Big Dog Ink did a good job of choosing the creative team for this book. Both the writing and the art were spot on and fit the tone and style that Critter has become known for. The best part is that now they have another strong female character that is very different from Critter that they can expand on. If you’re looking for a fun superhero comic that hasn’t lost sight of what the genre should be like, then look no further than Cricket.

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8.0
Criminal Macabre: Final Night - The 30 Days of Night Crossover #1

Dec 12, 2012

This is actually a really surprising crossover that works incredibly well. I always felt that the two stories were grounded in different worlds; CM being a dark comedy at times, while 30 Days was always very serious and dark. Yet here they are perfectly meshing together to form one of the coolest comic book crossovers in history. I’m sure Steve Niles is very happy to have this series published and longtime readers of both franchises like me are equally as happy.

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6.0
Criminal Macabre: Final Night - The 30 Days of Night Crossover #2

Jan 30, 2013

Crossovers are hard. They have a lot to do in a short amount of time and there’s always that issue that spends more time building the plot than doing anything particularly interesting and I think that this issue is that issue. It’s not bad and you definitely need to read it if you’re going to finish the series because as I said, the opening and then closing of the issue are very important to the overall plot.

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8.0
Criminal Macabre: Final Night - The 30 Days of Night Crossover #3

Feb 27, 2013

Even with my gripes about the art the story is amazing and I even wonder how it would read as a novel. This issue scores high because there is a ton of plot points and twists to be enjoyed. I’m looking forward to the final chapter of “Final Night” and will be looking forward to discovering the new status quo for both series after the ending as I’m sure both will be very interesting.

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6.0
Criminal Macabre: Final Night - The 30 Days of Night Crossover #4

Mar 28, 2013

I liked it, but I didn’t love it and I really thought after the last issue there was going to be something special about the ending. Instead it was pretty much what I expected. Even the winners are losers and while it was a better crossover than most, it still didn’t pass that bar of excellence in the end. If you’ve been reading the series all along then finish it off for sure, but if you missed out on it then pick it up in trade at this point. I’m sure we’ll see Cal again, but I’d really like to see him actually beat some vampire ass next time.

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8.0
Criminal Macabre: No Peace For Dead Men #1

Sep 14, 2011

This year has had a lot of surprises in comics across theboard and Dark Horse has had some major shake ups to a lot of their mainstayseries which is great. It keeps the books fresh and interesting and shows thateven though these titles aren't monthly; they still develop and progress aswell, if not better than a monthly series. There are a lot of titles out thisweek, but this one is not one you should miss.

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8.0
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1

Sep 17, 2014

This issue is pretty damn close to perfect. My one and only gripe was the demon babies as I feel like they didn't do enough to make their presence felt as a threat. There are some brutal scenes around them, but they themselves didn't feel threatening to Cal's story. Time will tell though.

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10
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #2

Oct 15, 2014

While this issue is a bad place for new readers to start, long time readers are likely shitting their pants. This issue was over far too quickly for my liking and I only wanted to read more because of it. Even a casual Cal McDonald fan will love every page of this issue.

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8.0
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #4

Dec 17, 2014

For me personally I'm very happy with how this series turned out. I think it's been one of the strongest of the series yet and it leaves the series in an interesting location. This might not be the best introduction of the world, but I have a feeling Niles will be giving new and lapsed readers a great spot next time as a result of this issue.

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10
Critical Hit #1

Oct 1, 2014

This series is back with a vengeance and a new name. I think the new name is appropriate as Miner and company take on other subject maters. It clearly lets the reader know that things are different and growing. For new readers it's catchy and sounds interesting, but more importantly its accessible to them. If you enjoyed Liberator you're going to enjoy Critical Hit.

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8.0
Critical Hit #2

Oct 29, 2014

This book might be too in your face and I get that; some people want fantasy and good times in their comics, but I think that Critical Hit tackles some important subjects and reminds me a lot of punk music. Sure there are songs that are fun and you can skank to, but then there's songs that make you think and craft a picture of the world that you're not seeing all the time. But just because it's not your cup of tea doesn't mean that it's not a solid debut for a new series.

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8.0
Critical Hit #4

Feb 12, 2015

This issue is really good. I wish that it hadn't focused as much on the past, but really that's a minor issue. The story has severe consequences for the series and there are elements added here that are not only interesting, but have me on the edge of my seat. I want to see how this plays out. I want to see what the mindset for our two protagonists will be after this issue. How will they change? What will they do next? Will they still be recognizable to us in the coming issues? I have no answers for these questions and that's why I'll be back for more.

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8.0
Critter #1

Jul 13, 2012

Critter is a staple in the Big Dog Ink line up and outside of Pinpoint is one I always look forward to the most. I really like the character of Cassia and that her roots remain important to her as she transplants herself to the big city. It’s a book that in a way is very relatable to experiences in my own life. I hope that her character doesn’t get sucked into fame and fortune, but at the same time that’s how I know this is a good issue… I actually care about the character.

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8.0
Critter #2

Sep 7, 2011

Critter may not be reinventing the wheel, but it's addingfour doors and an engine to it which is more than a lot of other indiesuperhero books can say. The take on it is fresh and yet familiar which reallyworks and just something that I can describe has me hooked on this book.Reading it felt like reading a comic for the first time, no pretenses of storyor characters which forces you to accept everything there at face value and notjudge it so harshly which makes for a really good book.

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8.0
Critter #3

Nov 6, 2011

If you're looking for a superhero book that just focuses onbeing a hero, beating the bad guys and doesn't worry about collateral damage,police interference and most of all mega-super crossover events then pick upCritter asap. It's a fun book that still takes the world and the danger veryseriously, but it captures a different experience when compared to othersuperhero books today. I wouldn't call it old-fashion as some might say, but itjust doesn't focus on cramming the real world into the book but rather lets itbe a good work of fiction.

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6.0
Critter #4

Nov 6, 2011

The writing and art is still very good and you can check outthe review for the third issue if you want to read me gushing over it again.Otherwise it's still very good and frankly it has a really high productionvalue for an indie book. I think that's something that has always set Big DogInk and Critter apart from othercompanies and books trying to do the same thing, is the production value. If you've been reading Critter then you'rein store for some changes, but not every change is bad and Hutchison has a goodtrack record thus far. The book is going to continue as an ongoing and Ibelieve will return in 2012 with the fifth issue so expect more Critter in the future.

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6.0
Curse Words #2

Feb 22, 2017

I'll likely give this series one more issue. It was a decent read. I was entertained, but not enough to look past its flaws which is a shame considering how close to great it is. If a couple of changes were made to this issue I might be writing an entirely different review, but what's there is what's there, and this is where my review stands.

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10
Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo #1

Sep 10, 2014

It's a good collection and a lot of fun if you're into the bizarre and offensive humor that it has to offer.

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8.0
Cyborg 009 #0

May 3, 2013

I think this was a great license for Archaia and it’s sure to catch fans of the series attention, while bringing in new fans like myself. Action, Robots, Fighting and a mystery; all rolled up into one kick ass looking package. For only a dollar you can’t go wrong with this issue, that’s for damn sure.

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8.0
Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1

Oct 28, 2015

I, like many of the other Kickstarter funders, really liked the concept of this comic the minute I heard about it. This first issue turned out great and sets the stage for a very interesting rest of the series. Stories like this are prime for comic books. They're why we read comic books because their stories that complement the medium. If you're down with reading something that's different and new, then check out Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab.

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10
Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #2

Nov 25, 2015

It's rare to have the second issue be better or in this case just shine a bit brighter than the first issue, but it does happen. This is the first example I can think of this year, but it happens. If you missed the first issue, then you should go back and grab it. This is actually a standout series this year and though it's a mini-series I'm enjoying it and I'm glad that such a unique comic is being published. I'll be back for more and in the meantime you should get caught up on what's proving to be one of the best breakouts of 2015.

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8.0
Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #3

Jan 6, 2016

There are some pacing elements and story points that aren't as strong as the last two issues, but otherwise this continues to be a very strong mini-series. If comics are like resumes, then Dwonch and Lencioni are handing in a hell of a resume that should be catching the attention of the industry and readers alike.

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10
Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #4

Feb 10, 2016

I'm gald to see that this series will continue. It's going to be a while, but that's fine. I would much rather have a sequel that's as strong as this first volume. Whatever is in store for Cyrus Perkins next, I want to be a part of it. If you missed the single issues, then it's worth checking out the trade and enjoying the story in one sitting" you lucky bastards.

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10
D4VE #1

Nov 12, 2013

I haven't laughed at a comic so hard since Buddy Cops and that was a great one-shot. I'm definitely looking forward to more of D4VE and will be picking up a digital copy upon its release later this month. The creative team has done a fantastic job creating a world that is funny and yet realistic and yes that's weird to say when it's all about androids. That's why it's brilliant. D4ve comes across as a real dude and the world he lives in is a shadow of our own. Don't miss out on this series you're only hurting yourself if you do.

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10
D4VE #2

Jan 8, 2014

You shouldn't just buy this issue, telling you to buy it cheapens it. You should experience this issue because it's one of the greatest single issues in all of comic's history. I don't throw that around lightly either, but yes there are a few other ongoing series that I would place on the same shelf. This shelf is very high and incredibly difficult to reach, but D4VE has managed to get there in just two issues. Right now you can experience it in digital, but if and hopefully when it makes it to print I will be the first in any line to purchase it; to loan it to others and to cherish it.

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10
D4VE #3

Feb 26, 2014

There is absolutely no reason you shouldn't be reading D4VE. For ninety-nine cents you get eighteen pages of story. If ever there was a word for "value" it's D4VE.

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10
D4VE #4

Apr 16, 2014

As always I will point out that for four fucking dollars you can catch up on D4VE and not regret it. Each issue is actually longer than the average MonkeyBrain title so really you're getting a full comic for a buck. Meaning for the price of an average comic with a twenty-two page count you can get four" how the hell are you reading this review still? Go buy the comic.

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10
D4VE #5

Jun 4, 2014

This creative team gives me hope for the comic industry in general. D4VE has been the perfect balance of writing and art and goes to show that if you're unwilling to sacrifice one for the other, then you'll produce something fantastic. My goal as a comic reader is to only read things that are of D4VE caliber, but then I don't think I'd be reading too many comics. But D4VE gives me the hope that one day I will.

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4.0
D4VE2 #1

Sep 16, 2015

Maybe I'm blaming the editing too much, but since I find IDW's editing to be mostly terrible and then one of the best books of last year lands there and releases a new volume that's also now mostly terrible" well I find it hard not to believe that someone fucked with a working formula. And if it wasn't the editor than Ryan Ferrier couldn't tap into the same magic that made the first volume special and I honestly don't know which is worse.

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4.0
Damaged #2

Aug 30, 2011

Overall Damged #2 is okay, but just okay. It lays down some interesting ground work but nothing you can't see coming. It all really depends on what they end up doing with it.

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6.0
Damsels #1

Sep 7, 2012

It’s an average comic, but there are a lot of simple things that the series can do to improve. Not much of the overall plot was revealed in this issue so if more of the proverbial beans are spilled in the next issue that would be a big improvement. Also the pacing needs to calm down and find the right balance when it transitions between characters. Otherwise, it had strong dialog and interesting concept with great art to boot.

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6.0
Danger Club #1

Apr 4, 2012

Either this story is really obvious or it’s got me completely fooled. If I am a fool, it’s got a lot of work to show me that I am. I’m sure this will be the next sell out title from Image and that it’ll be a critical darling, but I’m telling you right now that it’s just okay; decent story with pretty art that’s above average when compared to other superhero books, but that’s about it.

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8.0
Danger Club #2

May 9, 2012

If you enjoyed the first issue I would say that you’ll definitely like the second issue. The mystery continues, but hopefully we’ll have some sort of reveal by the end of the next issue. The art continues to be great and eye catching, but also compliments the story as well. I was honestly on the fence after the first issue, but this bad boy sucked me in and has me coming back. Yet another great book to be released from Image this year.

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8.0
Danger Club #3

Jul 4, 2012

This series is definitely picking up the pace, but I don’t know how long it can run for. Hopefully the creators play it smart and write the story for as long as it needs to run rather than stretching it out for popularity. At it concludes I think that it will make a great entry into the super hero genre and does a great job of commenting on the genre in a way the industry needs to be commented on. If you enjoyed the first two issues you’re sure to enjoy this issue as well.

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8.0
Danger Club #4

Oct 3, 2012

Issue four has some surprises, it’s has lots of violence and most of all it has a little of everything we’ve come to expect from the series. If you’ve enjoyed the book from the beginning then don’t let this delay scare you away; and honestly the delay wasn’t even that long. I’ve waited far longer for books that turned out to be total crap, but Danger Club has a real reason to be late and still deserves you money.

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8.0
Danger Club #5

Apr 18, 2013

I really hope that people don’t miss out on this series. It’s a shame that it’s been delayed, but that doesn’t mean that it’s diminished in quality or value. I’m not sure if this delay had anything to do with the previous delay involving the colorist’s family, but hopefully it was just a matter of getting back on Image’s schedule. I’ll be looking forward to what I can only assume is the sixth and final issue of the series and would highly recommend that you get caught up on this beautiful title.

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8.0
Danger Club #6

Jan 28, 2015

I don't know when the next issue of Danger Club will come out and there's currently nothing on Image's site to suggest that it will be next month or even the one after. While I wish that wasn't the case, this issue definitely proved that this is a title worth waiting for. The creative team treats each issue like the most important issue in the series and that makes for one hell of a read.

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6.0
Danger Club #7

Feb 26, 2015

Come back for more, I'll be here patiently waiting for what's next.

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4.0
Danger Club #8

Apr 9, 2015

The art tries to carry this series to the finish line, but really the story feels abandoned which is strange since it just came back. Why bring it back then? Everything is out of sync. The pacing is choppy and the art doesn't tell the story, but rather it's just there to look good. This ending was not what this series deserved and it left a bad taste in my mouth, so bad that I won't even recommend you reading this in trade. If you are going to read it, just stop at the sixth issue and just imagine a happy ending that you want and that will be better than what happened here. It's getting two points, but only because the art has been consistent throughout the series even if it doesn't manage to get the story across in this issue.

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8.0
Danger Girl: Renegade #1

Sep 2, 2015

Again, the story is nothing that original. You can see the influences and frankly if you've watched a lot of movies this may even feel really familiar and that's okay, because it works. It actually works for this world. Somehow, moving away from the James Bond formula, really works. Maybe they've just tapped that well too many times or maybe this was the more natural fit for the universe all this time. Either way, I was very happy with this first issue of Danger Girl: Renegade and I have a feeling the rest of the mini-series may actually follow suit. At least that's what I'm hoping.

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6.0
Danger Girl: Revolver #1

Jan 18, 2012

Like I said, I missed the Danger Girl extravaganza back in the day and this is my first time really digging in with the book and you know what? It wasn't too bad and it looks like I'm ready to check out issue two, three and four. But that's it, because it's only going to four. Unless this sells like a mofo!

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6.0
Danger Girl: Revolver #2

Feb 22, 2012

Danger Girl: Revolver is a really odd book for me. Normally I would never give a book like this a look at my LCS. But now that I have, I've come to the conclusion that it's okay to have a comic that's campy cute and tad bit silly. Regardless there is something pretty damn fun with this Danger Girl book.

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6.0
Dark Ages #1

Aug 22, 2014

On our review scale a "3" is average. It means that it's a comic book with competent writing and art and a vast majority of what's published falls into this category. So does Dark Ages. It's not a bad comic, but its average" painfully average.

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10
Dark Country #1

Jun 8, 2012

This book has everything going for it, great story, great art and really it’s just a cool concept that’s executed at the highest level. People love to call things, “classics” and “instant hit” or clever stuff like that. Too me this book was one that I would highly recommend to others that enjoy the comic medium or are looking to understand what the true charm of comics are… it’s books like Dark Country.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #4

Sep 21, 2011

The writing and stories for this issue were all top of theline and made for a great read. I liked the small collection of stories that ithad as it made it easy to digest and not so dependent upon stretching a story for issue sake.The smaller chunks of storytelling really seemed to focus the creators so thatthey would put their best work into each story. Even though it's already onissue 4 this is a great place to jump on the series as several new tales arebeginning that you won't want to miss out on.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #7

Dec 22, 2011

That’s all the run down I’ll be giving, but I also enjoyed Dog Mendonca and Pizza Boy and the latest chapter of Finder as well. This was a very good issue and I’m glad that Dark Horse has continued to put new talent and established talent in the series. I may not personally dig each story, but the quality and care of each story tells me that it’s not just filler. I missed Sour Apples and hope to see its return or for it to get its own series, but hey that’s way off subject. If you want a good mixture of stories that will keepyou entertained and give you the most story for your money then this is the series. Pick it up in print or in digital format this week.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #8

Feb 1, 2012

There are of course several other stories in the issue andfrankly I skipped the two that I mentioned last time, yet again. I'm reallydigging this compilation of short stories from Dark Horse and hope that the fansare supporting it with sales. I've already read a few stories from future upand comers and would like to see more. This issue has all the hits for sure, but I don't want to seethis book become the zero issue for everything else the company has going. Evenstill this is a very good issue and the strengths outweigh the weaknesses.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #9

Feb 21, 2012

This was one of the stronger volumes of Dark Horse Presents, but it could have been pieced together better. I found it funny that Alabaster was the second to last story when typically it would have been first or second. Granted Mike Mignola isn't going to take second billing, not after everything he's done for Dark Horse and them for him. But I would say that Alabaster is much like Burden of Beasts and should have been at the beginning. There's also a lot of black comedy or attempts at it that just didn't fit in between the more serious stories here. In general this was a good collection, but didn't have the feel that a normal issue of Dark Horse Presents usually has.

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10
Dark Horse Presents #12

May 25, 2012

There are other great stories including one from the world of Mister X, The Black Beetle, The Finder, Nexus and two appearances from the Sabertooth Vampire. Each one is worthy of me talking about it, but I have to leave something for you to read on your own. I also recommend that if you missed the previous issue to go back and grab it in print or digital since a few of the stories started there. Each month DHP surprises me and reminds me why it’s worth picking up and always leaves me waiting for the next edition.

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10
Dark Horse Presents #21

Feb 20, 2013

I could go on and on about this issue; after all there were great stories like Finder, Tiger Lung and Cat’s in the Cradle that reminded me a lot of what Nix Comics Quarterly does with its anthology, but you need something to read right? There isn’t a bad story in this issue so if you pick it up expect a great read. For me, this was probably one of the best issues in the anthology since it’s relaunch.

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6.0
Dark Horse Presents #22

Mar 21, 2013

This isn’t the best issue of DHP I’ve read and it doesn’t compare well to the last issue, but it’s still very good. Any anthology is sure to have its ups and downs based on when the stories are hitting, but it’s important to ride out the middle of the story to get to the fulfilling endings. If you’re a fan of the series then get this issue, but if you’re looking for a jumping on point I would give it a month or start with the last issue.

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10
Dark Horse Presents #23

Apr 25, 2013

At this point I think everyone reading Dark Horse Presents knows that it’s a great series that DH puts a lot of time and effort into. I’ve yet to read an issue and thought, “Oh that was terrible.” I can’t be alone when I say that I find the sheer amount of talent that Dark Horse continues to find and poor into this anthology is staggering. For eight bucks you’re getting a ton to read so don’t let the price scare, it’s worth it.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #24

May 22, 2013

There you have it. All of the stories covered so you shouldn’t have any questions about what to read and enjoy when you pick up the anthology. Also, for as much as I’ve said, I’ve left plenty out of each story for you to read and enjoy.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #25

Jun 20, 2013

Well for the most part that’s everything. If I didn’t talk about a story it’s probably because it wasn’t very good with the exception of Emma T Capps story which is just one page. The Buffy tale was not enjoyable and reminded me why I don’t read that series. I’m going to score this issue decently high because I don’t think it’s fair to punish the seven great stories that it contained. The others though, were a difficult pill to swallow and will hopefully pick up in the next issue. Except for Buffy, I expect that to be about the same, not that it’s bad just not for me.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #26

Jul 24, 2013

Well there you have it. It's another solid month for the Eisner winning anthology and while there are still a few series that I'm just completely skipping, for the most part this issue is really good. There are several new stories starting so if you want to jump on the book then now's the best time to do so. If anything you should get is just for David Lapham" I'm not joking.

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6.0
Dark Horse Presents #27

Aug 21, 2013

There's a handful of other stories that I've either ran out of things to say about them or I skipped myself. Not every issue of this anthology is going to be filled with "must reads", but as I said in the beginning it's always worth checking out. There are always surprises to discover like Mr. Unpopularity or Mr. Monster which probably wouldn't have a home otherwise. Overall you should buy it and decide if you like the stories I skipped for yourself and enjoy the ones I did at the same time.

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6.0
Dark Horse Presents #29

Oct 24, 2013

Overall this issue is good, but far from great. This series should be the next big thing from Dark Horse and instead this issue was filled with older comics and creators looking to revive their franchises. It's not that those franchises are bad, but when they're lumped together they're not as special. I'm hoping the next issue will do a fly by that's so awesome it causes me to spill coffee on my shirt, but in the meantime this issue is just decent.

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8.0
Dark Horse Presents #30

Nov 20, 2013

Well some stories wrap in this issue which means new stories will take their place in the next issue, but the new editions to this issue did a great job of shaking off the apathy I was beginning to feel towards the anthology. If you were in the same boat as me last month the give it another shot it's well worth it.

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6.0
Dark Horse Presents #34

Mar 21, 2014

There are plenty of other stories in this issue. Some worth reading and some I wouldn't recommend bothering with. It does look like with the next issue we'll see some new stories or at the very least some conclusions to other stories and that's a good thing. I haven't read the last two or three issues and yet I still feel like I picked up almost the same issue as before. Time for some fresh blood I say.

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10
Dark Horse Presents (2014) #1

Aug 21, 2014

There you have it. I didn't expect to break down the entire issue, but I also didn't want to leave anyone out. Overall it was an entertaining read and filled with creators that I wanted to see more of. I liked the mix and hopefully with the shorter format Dark Horse can keep each issue this tight and fantastic.

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10
Dark Matter #1

Jan 9, 2012

If you like Sci-Fi, but like me avoid Sci-Fi comics like the plaguethen don't avoid this book. This is probably one of the most interesting Sci-Fipremises to hit comics in years and I can't wait to see how it concludes in thefourth issue. Even if you're not a Sci-Fi fan I would still recommend this booksince it's so well put together.

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8.0
Dark Matter #2

Feb 8, 2012

In my review of the first book I went into the story and theart a lot, but I'm not going to here. It's the same product only the story hasprogressed even more. It's a great book and I can't wait to see how the nextissue will unfold. The first issue came off with a touch of Alien and Supernova, while this issue is more like Serenity. Regardless of its influences, this is a good book. If youlike Sci-Fi, you'll like Dark Matter.

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6.0
Dark Matter #3

Mar 14, 2012

If you've been digging the series thus far then you will continue to do so with this issue. If you're still not into Sci-fi then really it's your loss, the rest of us will continue to enjoy these memorable characters with bad ass skills and one-liners.

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8.0
Dark Matter #4

Apr 10, 2012

There is a reason I’ve reviewed every issue of this series and that’s because its fucking good and I really think that it’s being over looked. If this were a TV show people would be yelling from the rafters about how it’s the new Firefly, but instead it seems to be overlooked for the most part and that’s a damn shame. The series ends with the perfect set up for the next chapter and hopefully people will go back and check out the series so we get that next chunk of the story. Like I’ve said from the beginning it’s worth checking out.

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8.0
Dark Night: A True Batman Story #1

Jun 22, 2016

Put aside for a moment that this is about Paul Dini. Also put aside the fact that it's about a time in his life working on a cartoon that is beloved by millions. At its core, this story is about a man who has everything he wants, but nothing that he needs. Without spoiling too much I will just say that there's probably not a single comic book reader out there that can't relate to some aspect of Dini's story. It is the epitome of the emotional journey that practically all comic book readers face. It captures the reason why we read comics about superheroes that can do more, that can be better, that are strong in the ways that we are weak. Simply put, Dark Night not only captures the reason we read comics, but in the very same way is the reason we read comics.

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8.0
Darkness Visible #1

Feb 22, 2017

I was very surprised by this title and look forward to reading more.

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10
Dash #1

Sep 24, 2014

This story really is the perfect example of what a comic book staring a gay character should be like. It's not a gimmick and it's handled with respect. More so it's interesting for anyone to read. Really this story is trying to appeal to fans of the P.I. genre that are looking for a new angle on the well-worn formula. Well look no further than Dash.

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8.0
Day Men #2

Dec 16, 2013

I'm not to the point yet where I can justify a perfect score for this book, but it's so damn close to perfect at this point that I know that it's coming. There is a lot of potential here. I love how we get to see David do a lot of simple hand-to-hand combat. There isn't enough of that right now. I love that his weapon is a cane. "A symbol of weakness can ultimately be your strength" and all that. I think that there are a few things about this book that could use the slightest tweak and then it would be there. I love how ultimately these "50 families" are pretty much a form of eternal organized crime and are destined to fight for power for all eternity. As you can see, the possibility of this book just taking off and being far superior to everything else isn't that far off. All that aside, though, this month's issue has made David Reid one of my new favorite characters to read.

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10
Dead Body Road #1

Nov 12, 2013

You can't get this book yet which I know you're probably hating me for right now, but hopefully you're interested. Hell I'm interested in reading it again just from talking about it. There's only one other thing that Dead Body Road has in common with the Luther Strode series (other than the writer/creator) and that's its impact. There is no doubt in my mind that this series/issue is going to hit people like a ton of bricks. If you have friends that refuse to read comics, convince them to buy this issue and they'll see why the medium is so entertaining and full of endless possibilities.

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10
Dead Body Road #2

Jan 22, 2014

I did worry about this issue because a great start usually means that there's only one place left to go, down. Sure this issue didn't impact as much as the first issue, but I knew the lay of the land. The differences are slight though making it very difficult to score. In the end I had to decide if it was entertaining, did it move the story along or just get side tracked by the action? Well it entertained the shit out of me and definitely moved the story along so I would say that it was a great success. If you missed the first issue then pick up both issue because it's another Justin Jordan hit.

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8.0
Dead Man's Run #0

Oct 24, 2011

This is a good book and my only grip is that it may overshadow the first issue. It's short, interesting and beautifully drawn. There isan underlining sense that this comic is being used as a jumping off point for amovie and even if that's all it is, this is still a great product with a greatteam assembled. The first issue has its work cut out for it, but you can beatyour ass I'll be there for it.

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8.0
Dead Man's Run #2

Mar 14, 2012

The art continues to be fantastic on the series and Parkerknocks it out of the park with the action and fighting in the issue. I can'tsay that this is another five out of five because I think the amount ofinformation presented in the issue slowed the pacing down, but it's still areally good issue. If you enjoyed the first issue and you should have, thenpick this puppy up and get ready for some holy shit moments leading right up tothe third issue.

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8.0
Dead Man's Run #3

Sep 19, 2012

I enjoyed this issue a lot and it was a solid return that kept the feeling and the pacing of the previous issues. I wouldn’t say that it was perfect due to how much content is tackled within the issue though. It’s so much that it becomes a bit overwhelming and we’re just not given enough time with these characters to digest everythinng. Even so it was an entertaining read and several of the story elements have set the series up for some difficult choices down the road which will make for a great read.

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8.0
Dead Vengeance #1

Sep 23, 2015

You may be on the fence on this book. It may look like something "old" and so not for you and all your iconic cover desires, but if you're a true comic book fan then check it out. If you like seeing comics be comics and really use the medium to transport you to another time and era, then Dead Vengeance is that book for you. It's a smart blend of new and old, but every bit of it is entertaining. If all of this isn't enough to get you to read it, then I'll say that I got a Darkman vibe from it.

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8.0
Deadhorse #1

Dec 28, 2011

I almost feel guilty telling you that this book is onlyavailable digitally right now" and that it's free! Head over tothe Deadhorse site to get the full scoop, but you can pick it up pretty quickfrom Graphicly. The second issue is also available there for just a dollar; Istrongly suggest you check it out considering I'll be reviewing it later thisweek as well. Overall this book is pretty damn good and I'm looking forward tofuture issues already.

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10
Deadhorse #2

Jan 8, 2012

I could continue to gush about this book, but I won't. Iwill demand that you either pull up Graphicly on your tablet or smart phone andplop down the dollar it costs for the issue, or head over to Eric and Phil'ssite Deadhorse.com and purchase it directly from them. Whichever way you choosejust do it. The third issue isn't out yet, but when it is you can bet your assI'll be there to read it and every issue after.

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8.0
Deadhorse #3

Feb 1, 2012

This book is definitely my pick of the week. I enjoyed theissue from beginning to end and this series is quickly becoming oneof my all-time favorite comic books. Now that doesn't mean that Deadhorse gets a free pass as I expectthe story to continue to amp up everything that I'm enjoying about it to thenext level. I would hate to see this product plateau and never reach its fullpotential. As usual you will not find Deadhorsein print (not yet anyways), but you can find this 100% indie title on Deadhorse.com or Graphiclyand even DriveThru Comics so check it out this week.

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8.0
Deadhorse #4

Aug 7, 2012

With any series it’s bound to have growing pains and with all of the changes Deadhorse has undergone it’s no surprise that not everything in the issue worked out. The thing is, if you were to start the series by reading this issue not a lot of what I’m saying would have any effect on your reading enjoyment. If you haven’t been reading the book then I hope that you will pick it up from here as the recap is extensive and this issue very welcoming to new readers.

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10
Deadhorse #5

Sep 29, 2012

This is the strongest this series has ever been and has erased all doubt in my mind about where this series could possibly be going. There is just enough of the overall mystery revealed to keep the reader interested, while at the same time establishing new mysteries to be discovered later in the series. The writing and art find a perfect balance and hopefully they stay in sync for future issues; if so then this book is going to be stand out series in the comic industry.

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8.0
Deadhorse #6

Oct 31, 2012

I can’t compare this issue to the last as they are very different issues. All I can say is that the ending to “Dead Birds” is fitting for the series and doesn’t disappoint. We’ve gotten down the mountain only to find another to climb, but because the first was so rewarding we’re willing to climb again. The sixth issue does exactly what it should and that’s to entice you to come back for the next and even if we have to wait patiently I think it will be worth it.

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10
Deadhorse: The Ballad of the Two Headed Dog #1

Feb 6, 2014

There's a reason that in 2012 I gave this series my book of the year award and its shown why with this issue. I wouldn't be surprised if this series finds its way on my list again. If you had asked me if I thought the team could ever surpass what they accomplished in the first volume my answer would have been "no." The best I hoped for was just that they would maintain what they started and finish strong. With this issue it's clear that they're not looking to just finish, but they want to win the damn race. You'll only be doing yourself a favor by checking this issue out and when you do" know that this is one of those rare comic books that remind the reader of why it is they read comic books. They read them for incredible experiences like one found in Deadhorse.

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8.0
Deadhorse: The Ballad of the Two Headed Dog #2

Oct 22, 2014

While this may not be my favorite issue in the series, there's still plenty to like about it. Don't get me wrong there. The creative team has done a phenomenal job on this title and so while I have minor hang-ups about this issue it's actually still good and I'm sure the rest of the series will be just as good if not better.

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10
Deadskins #1

Jun 13, 2013

This was a very enjoyable first issue. It sets the stage for more murder and mystery as Shane sets off to get his lady love back, but who knows what he’ll encounter or find along the way. Really I just like the quirkiness of this tale and the setting as both captured my imagination. The writing and art, work hand in hand to deliver a great product. Frankly, I’m surprised that it’s only a dollar. Check it out if you like horror that makes you think and is full of dark comedy moments.

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6.0
Deadskins #3

Feb 6, 2014

Really the only dip for me was the art. I hope that it finds its consistency again because it is the aspect of this comic that sucked me in the most. I laugh at the story and all of its ridiculousness, but the art is what brings that comedy to life. It's still a good issue and worth the price (actually worth more), but I hope that it'll reach the bar it set with the first two issues.

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8.0
Deadskins #4

Jun 4, 2014

I know that Deadskins is a series that people will either love or hate and that's okay. It's better to have people all in or all out in my opinion because the people who do enjoy it will be rabid for it. I'm rabid and can't wait to see what happens next. If you haven't checked this series out yet then grab the back issues which are only available in digital format on FriedComics.com. For four bucks you can catch up on the entire series and you should.

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6.0
Death Force #2

Jun 22, 2016

The main thing I appreciate about this book is that it steps away from the norm of Zenescope. I don't know if Brusha would have written, yet alone published, something like this five years ago and so it's nice to see them take some chances. It's not perfect, but it's definitely one of the better books from the publisher. That and it's fun. Sometimes fun wins over everything else.

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6.0
Death Force #3

Jul 27, 2016

There's just enough here to keep me reading and that's saying something. Of course, a statement like that needs context. If you don't know, a comic book site such as this gets these books for review for free. Meaning all the books you see and more are supplied to us each week in the hope that we'll give it praise or just attention. Meaning I have more books than I know what to do with. That's not to exclude the indie titles and graphic novels from book publishers that we're also sent. All in all, to get me to come back for another issue is a task. So if I read it twice or come back even more" it's worth it. Even if it's average.

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4.0
Death Force #4

Aug 24, 2016

It's a comic. That much is for sure. There's a slight chance that I'll read the remaining two issues, but unless it finds something original to do, I won't be reviewing them. As it is right now, this series is utterly forgettable, and that's a damn shame. It had the potential, but the execution is severely lacking. When you shoot for inoffensive and average, that's exactly what you'll get.

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4.0
Death of Hawkman #1

Oct 5, 2016

We can all just wait until a news site confirms Hawkman's death in issue six. It won't be spectacular. It won't have consequences on the universe, and since there's been zero work put into Hawkman's character or relationships since the DC reboot, no one will even be at the funeral. Unless it's to spit on his worthless grave. Maybe they'll reincarnate him into a character worth reading" too bad Adam Strange will still be boring and suck.

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2.0
Death of Hawkman #2

Nov 2, 2016

I'm no longer interested in Hawkman's death. This book has made it clear from this issue that it has no interest in highlighting what's interesting about these two characters so that one is deeply affected by the other's demise. Instead, it wants to shit all over them, and it's doing that quite well. Death of Hawkman won't just kill Hawkman, but it'll kill any readers interest in the character for years to come. I'd say the same for Adam Strange, but I'm pretty sure no one cared, to begin with. I wish I knew the answer to the question I asked at the start, but I'm still trying to figure it out myself.

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10
Death Sentence #2

Oct 23, 2013

I wish that I had the third issue to read this very moment. In fact I wish I could just read the entire series right now it's that addicting of a story. The reveals in this issue are great and only leave you wanting more questions answered. If you missed the first issue then you should kick yourself because it's one of the best series of the year.

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8.0
Death Sentence #3

Dec 12, 2013

This is still one of my favorite series to premiere this year. As we get near the end of 2013 you start to think about all the issues you read and overall I don't think 2013 has been as strong as 2012, but Death Sentence has been a ray of sunshine in an otherwise dull year. This is a series you don't want to miss out on.

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10
Death Sentence #4

Jan 9, 2014

I wish I had found a spot for Death Sentence on our "Best of" list but there were too many choices last year, but it was a strong contender in my book and that doesn't mean that this isn't one of the best damn titles currently being published. If this was a monthly book I don't think I'd ever need to read the X-Men again.

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10
Death Sentence #6

Mar 12, 2014

This issue is a little strange when you think about it. Sure we know now that it's going to continue, but it's clear that Nero wrote the series unsure if he'd be able to continue it. Thankfully he is, but when you read this issue you can see that there is a clear ending to the story and it's very rewarding. It also makes you want to read more so I'm not surprised that we'll be back and I can't wait to see what the team comes up with next.

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8.0
Death Sentence: London #1

Mar 30, 2015

I actually already have the second issue to check out which I'm looking forward to doing so. That's a good thing for two reasons: it shows that I want to keep reading and it shows that the creators are already ahead of the curb. With the high quality of the art and the in-depth story you want this series to be ahead. If you enjoyed the first series pick it up for sure and if you didn't check it out, then do so and join us in a more mature X-Men style of comic.

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10
Death Vigil #1

Jul 11, 2014

The issue is also quite long. I don't know if this is just going to be two issues and done, but I really hope not. Sejic has created a rich world and sucked me in. I'd really like to read more stories and explore this idea more. We'll see in August, but in the meantime if you missed this issue then you should go back to your comic shop and get it now.

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10
Death Vigil #2

Aug 13, 2014

The story takes a break from the danger this issue and I was okay with that. The first issue was pretty intense and so just settling into the world here was enjoyable and entertaining. Reading this issue of Death Vigil, put a big goofy grin on my face and hopefully it'll do the same for you.

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10
Death Vigil #3

Sep 10, 2014

This is Top Cow's best series at the moment and it continues to hit on one of my favorite weeks of the month. There are so many great books this week and Death Vigil is definitely included in that statement. If you haven't checked this series out yet then grab the back issues or purchase the digital issues because you're missing out.

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10
Death Vigil #4

Oct 8, 2014

I can't wait for the next issue. I don't know how long this story is going to run for, but I love it. It's quickly become one of my favorite series and it amazes me how easily Sejic was able to adapt the manga/anime formula for Western comic books and make it work! Take note industry, this is exactly how you do it.

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8.0
Death Vigil #5

Nov 13, 2014

I'm already counting the days until the next issue. It's going to be a big issue and it might just conclude the arc. I don't know what the series is looking to run, but I'm hoping that Death Vigil will be on my pull list for a long time to come.

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8.0
Death Vigil #6

Jan 28, 2015

It's clear that this is not a series meant to go on forever and that's okay. I come from a school of thought in which stories should end. In fact it's a growing trend in comics and one that I wholly support. This first volume has two more issues left and we'll just have to see if Sam really is 100% dead or not, but it would be kind of bullshit if he wasn't. Either way though I will be back for more of Death Vigil. If you haven't checked it out then do so. Be sure to recommend it to anime lovers as well since they're sure to see how great this series is.

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10
Death Vigil #7

Jun 5, 2015

I'm really looking forward to the next issue. It should be the big showdown or at the very least the beginning of the big showdown. I don't know if all the characters are going to make it out of here alive, but we'll see. I have my thoughts and bets on it. Otherwise if you haven't checked out Death Vigil, give it a shot. It's a rich world populated by realistic and deep characters.

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10
Death Vigil #8

Sep 16, 2015

If you haven't read Death Vigil, then frankly you need to. This volume met with some delays due to health reasons, but it's been an amazing journey and story. It also proves what I've long said, that the Japanese style of storytelling can work in American comics if blended together and that's part of what Sejic does here. As much as I'm looking forward to Sejic's next series Switch, I'm going to be patiently waiting for the next volume of Death Vigil, because this has become one of my favorite series.

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6.0
Death-Rattler #1

Nov 25, 2015

Like most comics, Death Rattler isn't for everyone. Let's not pretend that there's a comic out there that is for everyone because that's just the nature of the beast. But if you're looking for an entertaining story with a sexy anti-hero that is in control of her life and story, then check out Death Rattler. It may just surprise you.

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8.0
Deathmatch #1

Jan 2, 2013

I really think that Boom should have released this issue at full price because it’s well worth it. Sometimes the dollar entry price is great for something like a zero issue which has a shortened page count and is just a teaser to the series, but this was a lengthy issue. It’s great for comic readers, but I hope that the full priced second issue doesn’t scare people away. This is definitely going to be a book to watch for in 2012 and I personally cannot wait for the second issue.

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10
Deathstroke (2016) #11

Jan 25, 2017

If you read my "Best of 2016" list Deathstroke was on it. This issue further assures me that I made a good pick and that there's a strong potential that the series will end up on this year's list. The best part is that you don't need to have read any other issues of Deathstroke to pick up this issue. You can jump on here and join the conversation.

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10
Deathstroke (2016) #12

Feb 8, 2017

What blows me away about this series is that other than Deathstroke it's using D to Z list characters and still better than all the other books in DC's lineup (I would even argue better than Marvel's line up). It's all about the storytelling and the collaboration and maybe the fact that Priest has tapped into the bloodstream of comics that's been missed for so long or covered in gimmicks. Every time I pick up Deathstroke, it feels like the first time I picked up a comic as a kid, as a teen, and as an adult. It hits the nostalgia of all three moments in life, and that's just remarkable for someone that's more than likely defined as "jaded" in other people's opinions. What's even crazier" I'm not even a past fan of Priest's work" this series is the first time I'm reading something he's written, and he and the art team are killing it.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #13

Feb 22, 2017

This series is extremely entertaining and one that I rush to read upon its release. With a lot of great series I tend to think about and wonder when the other shoe will drop, and I'll be left disappointed, but not with Deathstroke, I'm just here for the ride and happy with anywhere it's taking me.

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10
Deathstroke (2016) #14

Mar 8, 2017

Deathstroke #14 is the best comic I've read this week, hell in the last two weeks. It's the best comic I've read since reading the last issue of Deathstroke. Even if I don't come back to review it next time, I'll be reading it. I'll be lying in wait for it because as I've stated numerous times, this is the best title that DC is publishing.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #15

Mar 22, 2017

At this point, I don't know when or if I'll stop reviewing Deathstroke. At times I just want to enjoy it and don't always have something new to write about, but then other times it's all I want to talk about, and so these reviews are an outlet for that. Deathstroke is still DC's best title, and it's a damn shame if you're a comic fan and you're not reading it.

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8.0
Debris #1

Jul 25, 2012

There are a ton of familiar elements to this story and world, but complied into one place/situation they become very different and interesting. I personally love to see new sci-fi worlds and this one has me hooked. I don't' care about its past or any of that crap, I just want to see Maya fuck up big metal monsters and save her people. Hopefully that's where this story is going, but as I said I'll be there any way to find out.

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6.0
Debris #2

Aug 30, 2012

We had a great start with the first issue, but now the book has fallen flat. I’ll give it the next issue for sure, but the setup from this issues cliffhanger only gives it one place to go… a six page action sequence. Hopefully this Water World on land story picks up the pace and gives the reader a reason to remember Maya’s name in the next issue.

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6.0
Decelerate Blue #1

Jan 18, 2017

I didn't hate Decelerate Blue, but it was very disappointing. The premise offered a lot of potential, but the end product feels rushed and underdeveloped. The art saves it a bit, but there's only so much the art can do in the end. I don't know if I would recommend it as a purchase unless you're curious about the inspiration cocktail I outlined in the beginning. If you're not, then maybe hit the library for this one.

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4.0
Dedication #1

Nov 1, 2015

While Dedication wasn't my favorite first issue, I do like what it's done for the universe. I'm hopeful that something better will happen in the next issue and that the creators will focus on developing these characters into characters we'll actually care about. The key to any good zombie death is either gore or just heartbreak from watching a character you thought would make it, die. We'll see what happens with this series in the next issue.

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6.0
Dedication #2

Nov 11, 2015

I'm on board with checking out more Dedication. It improved and I'm hopeful that it will do so again. I want to know how these characters fit into the bigger picture. I'll be back to figure that out and to see what comes of the zombie reveal in this issue.

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8.0
Dedication #3

Feb 24, 2016

I was really surprised by this issue. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and while I don't quite see how it fits in to the overall universe, it's very entertaining. There's a lot of dark humor which I personally like. That and George is condescending to everyone; you shouldn't like him because of that, but you end up liking him because of the shit he says. If like me, you were kind of on the fence with this series then stick around and enjoy the humor.

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10
Dedication #4

May 26, 2016

This is going to be a hard issue to top. Which is a good thing. I thought that I would be reading this series just to read the entire line of books, but now it's one of my favorites. Which is seriously crazy to me looking back at my review for the first issue. I'm glad though because if I had stopped reading it I never would have seen George put that guy in a sleeper hold.

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8.0
Dedication #5

Aug 15, 2016

Dedication is definitely one of the stronger series, but this issue is a little strange. It moves the story forward, but in a lot of ways stumbles to get new readers caught up. It's not perfect. The story shifts ever so slightly forward, but there's a lot of fun character moments with George and his Gammas.

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6.0
Deep Gravity #1

Jul 30, 2014

I wasn't expecting the world from this issue, but I wasn't hoping to be entertained. I honestly hoped that it would be another surprise hit like Dark Matter which was also a spacey sci-fi story from Dark Horse. I'll check out the second issue, but honestly there wasn't anything special about the debut issue of Deep Gravity.

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10
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant #1

Aug 23, 2013

The book releases next week, but if I were you I would I would pre-order it so that it just ships to you upon release. It's definitely one of the best books of the year and will be fighting for a top position on my end of the year list. If you do buy it, then tell Tony Cliff how much you love it so that maybe he'll quit animation and work on graphic novels full-time.

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10
Detective Comics (2011) #20

May 2, 2013

Since the New 52, I've yet to read or look at a Batman title and say, "that's my Batman" but Layman and Fabok have changed that. I gave up on this franchise the same way I gave up on Spider-Man years ago, but I'm happy that I tried this issue and found it to be everything that I know and enjoy about Batman and part of it felt like an honest reboot. What was even better was that I got the impression that Layman doesn't have long drawn out storylines which reminded me more of how comics used to be before they became obsessed with the trade. Great job all around from the creative team and I cannot wait to see what happens next month.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) #21

Jun 7, 2013

I’m becoming a big fan of this book and I say that after giving up on the entire Bat line of books after the first six issues. Layman’s Batman reads like a new version that actually fits with the rebooted world, rather than a Batman that brought all his baggage with him just because the sales were good enough to support it. It was the biggest disappointment of the new 52 in my opinion, but now this series has returned the character to form. Too bad Layman isn’t writing or in charge of the other Bat titles.

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6.0
Diesel #1

Sep 10, 2015

It's not a terrible issue, it's just pretty average. With it only being four issues there's a strong chance I'll check out the entire series. I just hope that it's not one of those stories that's written for the trade because then there won't be much point in checking out the single issues. At least the art is really good and hopefully the story will get there as well.

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10
Different Ugliness, Different Madness #1

Dec 9, 2015

By far, Different Ugliness, Different Maddness has been one of the best graphic novels I've read in a long while. It's one that you want to put on your books shelf and recommend to others to check out. It also shows you just how incredible the comic medium is as this story isn't about superpowers or heroes, but rather two people dealing with their personal problems together.

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4.0
Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #5

Feb 22, 2017

Dirk Gently wasn't unbearable to read, but it wasn't fun. The dialogue drags and is abundant, and the idea of everything being connected is great, but poorly executed to where it doesn't seem like it is. The writing makes it seem like convenient storytelling, not a cosmic idea being played out before us. I have no doubt that I'll never read this story again.

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4.0
Divinity III: Aric, Son of the Revolution #1

Jan 18, 2017

I would give this book a hard pass if I were you. It's a formula that should have produced interesting and fun results, but it's anything but that. It has made me incredibly leery of the other one-shots and lessened my interest in Divinity III. Bottom-line, the worst case scenario happened for me.

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6.0
Do-Gooders #1

Aug 27, 2015

While I don't think this story is perfect, I do think it's one that parents can try out. After all your kid's response will be governed by how you raise them. From my point of view this is a book you'll always want to read to your kid rather than letting them go it alone and possibly get confused on the message. Which you should probably do anyway.

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6.0
Doctor Crowe #1

Oct 21, 2016

The only problem I see with this book is that most of the time Doctor Crowe wins. Even when he loses he still basically wins. It's a fine line to tow with a character like this that stars in shorter stories with quick build-ups and fast payoffs. While the first issue was enjoyable, it's difficult to say whether I would read more. Because in the end, the stories end up having the same pacing and that formula wears on a reader over time making it less exciting and interesting as the issues go on. As for how it starts, it's entertaining and creates a character and world that feel at home in the world of comics.

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #12

Dec 15, 2011

Straightand to the point this book is about the Doctor saving Christmas. The styling of the art is very Saturdaymorning cartoon-ish, but it works for this one shot. I like this book because there is no dialogand it flows from frame to frame, making for a fun quick read that's enjoyable for theholidays.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

Jul 23, 2014

For a Doctor Who fan I would definitely recommend checking this issue out. I'm looking forward to this series even more now and can't wait to see what happens to Alice next on her journey with the Doctor. If you're not a Doctor Who fan I don't know if it will resonate with you the same way, but it's still a well-written/plotted issue with great art and it might just make a fan out of you.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2

Sep 10, 2014

I may end up liking one of these Doctor Who series more than the other, but for now they're on par with each other in the best of ways. It's been a long time since I read a licensed property as a comic and actually enjoyed it, yet alone two of them based on the same property. Whatever Titan and the creative team are doing to produce this I hope they keep doing it.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4

Oct 29, 2014

Overall it's a solid issue, even if the story is what saves it this time around. It's hard not to miss the Eleventh Doctor with series floating around, but I suppose it's better than not having it at all. If you're still not reading Titan's Doctor Who titles then I don't know what to tell you. You must dislike good storytelling and interesting sci-fi inspired worlds.

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6.0
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #8

Feb 12, 2015

I really liked the emotional journey of this issue. I don't really know what to expect from the next issue, maybe I'll review it, maybe I'll skip it. Either way though" I'll be reading it. If you're a Doctor Who fan then this issue is not to be missed. If you're just a sci-fi person then it might not be for you unless you find a character you like to latch on to. One thing is for sure Al Ewing is catching his stride.

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6.0
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #9

Mar 5, 2015

I'll be back for the next issue, but this series is starting to wear thin on me and that sucks because I want to like it. I like the Eleventh Doctor and the potential for stories and different companions is greater than the other Doctors, but not if it continues as it is. It needs to grow just like Alice.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1

Jul 23, 2014

I will quickly say that unlike with The Eleventh Doctor I do outright think that this series is perfect for non-Doctor Who fans as well as Doctor Who fans alike. It doesn't rush into making the world feel exactly like the TV show and so if you are completely unaware of the TV show then you can actually start to get an idea with this issue. Two Doctor Who series and two worth buying.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2

Aug 27, 2014

When you review a book there's a tendency to read it because you're reviewing it. If you stop reviewing it then you also stop reading it and that says a lot about a story. You continued with it because you were reviewing it not because you felt the need to. With Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, if I were to stop reviewing it I would continue reading it. It's a book I want to read more of and I enjoy continuing my attachment of the Tenth Doctor through reading this series. One thing is for sure, I'm enjoying this series more than I am the new season of the show.

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10
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3

Oct 8, 2014

There's no question that any fan of Doctor Who should be checking this story out, but if we remove that fact and just view it as a sci-fi story it actually stands on its own in that regard too. That's why I'm scoring this issue and this series so high, it's fantastic sci-fi, not just fantastic Doctor Who.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #6

Jan 14, 2015

Overall this was a solid read and a great return for the weeping angels. I'm really curious to see how many issues come from this and what the creative team has up their sleeve to keep it different from what's come before.

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #8

Mar 5, 2015

I wish there was more to say, but at this point you're either reading or you're not. If you're a sci-fi fan you could still come around on this series, but if you're not and you're not a Doctor Who fan then there's very little here from you to grab on to. If you are a Doctor Who fan I'll say one more time that this is way better than anything that IDW did with the license.

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6.0
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Oct 15, 2014

While this wasn't my favorite Doctor Who comic, neither is the new season of the show. Both need time to grow and mature so I'm by no means writing this one off. In fact I think the creative team had a bigger challenge than the other Doctor Who comic creators and an even bigger challenge than the show runners because they had even less to work with and just as many people to impress. That's something I think everyone should keep in mind while reading the story.

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8.0
Dollface #1

Jan 18, 2017

Covers and artwork aside, I like what Mendoza and Seaton are attempting here. I've had a monster hunter story sized hole in my reading list for some time and so if they're able to develop the cast and keep the story related to Zombie Tramp without relying heavily upon ZT, then there's some real potential for this series. I'll likely be reading either way.

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8.0
Dollface #2

Mar 3, 2017

Comics seem to be as divided as our country and political system, which is too bad since it's just a form of entertainment and not something that will change the policies of the country tomorrow. For me, I can understand why some wouldn't enjoy Dollface, either because of the sexuality or the title (which is dumb because that's instantly judging a book by its cover). At the end of the day though you have to understand the humor and the satire that goes into Mendoza's work. It can be interrupted on two fronts, those that take it too seriously and those that can appreciate what it's doing.

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8.0
Dollface #3

Mar 22, 2017

While I'm running out of things to say in reviews for DollFace, I'll at least cover the next few to get a sense of the ending of the first arc and the start of the second arc. Then, much like I've done with Zombie Tramp, I'll jump on and off the reviews. Otherwise, it'll just end up being blah, blah, love the art, blah, blah, that joke worked, blah, blah more action or some such nonsense. In the meantime, if you've been reading the series, then don't stop now. If you haven't, well it's my opinion that you should give anything not from the corporate side of comics a chance because that's the only way the industry can grow and strive. DollFace is worth trying so give it a shot and pick up a copy.

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7.0
Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1

Jul 13, 2011

Fans of the show should just pick up the book; in factthey'll probably skip the reviews and just purchase the comic any ways. Butcomic readers like me that didn't watch the show, but are always interested innew comics should give this book a try. It may not grab you initially, butafter going back to it and flipping through it again it actually got its hooksinto me. If you need a break from the summer cross over madness happening frompractically every company this summer than give this issue a shot.

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10
Doom Patrol (2016) #2

Oct 12, 2016

I'm enjoying the hell out of Doom Patrol. I have no clue if the vast majority of comic readers are and based on our group review, it's a mixed bag. Frankly, I don't care so long as this continues to be released. This is exactly the type of book that DC should be dedicating some retail space to, and I hope that the rest of the line continues to do well. Things like Young Animal fit right at home at DC and used to be why the publisher was once dominate in the industry. It's weird, it's experimental, and for a guy that doesn't read superhero books (if I can help it), this is one damn fine exception.

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10
Double Jumpers #1

Mar 28, 2012

I initially read the fifteen page preview of this book and it left me wanting more. The same thing happened after I read the entire first issue (twice I might add). I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series and think that a lot of people that play MMO's and video games in general will like this book. The comedy is far better than that of something like Code Monkey's and the rest of the story is put together at the highest quality. This is a great book and proves yet again how diverse Action Lab's line up is.

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8.0
Dracula World Orde #1

Jun 13, 2012

I wasn't surprised that I liked this book in the slightest. Creators that are looking to tweak the story of Dracula and tackle the Vampire hunter storyline will meet with success as long as they know what they want to do with the story. Brill knows exactly what he wants to do and he's built a massive world/playground to tell his story within. Now, this is a very indie title and has kind of exploded onto the scene. You can buy it digitally from comixology and I would encourage you to check it out there if you live overseas. Or if you want it in print check out the site and you can find a store that is selling it local or online. You have options and if you want your retailer to get it then tell them to go to the site and get in contact with Brill, I'm sure he'll get them copies.

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6.0
Dragon Age: The Silent Grove #1

Feb 22, 2012

Are you kidding me? $.99!! That rips! Check out my interview with David on the site as well.

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6.0
Dragon Age: The Silent Grove #2

Mar 14, 2012

If you're a DA fan I do believe that the story will resonate a little deeper with you due to your investment that you already have with the characters (love'em or hate 'em). If you're new to the DA world and just like a decent action story with some great charters, Silent Grove has that too.

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8.0
Dream Thief: Escape #3

Aug 27, 2014

Mini-series can be tricky because the endings are difficult to stick, but after the first volumes ending I have a lot of faith in the creative team to deliver a rewarding and intense ending. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long to get the next installment either, because I'm hooked on this story and can't wait to see where it goes.

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8.0
Drifter #1

Nov 12, 2014

I really went into this issue expecting nothing and came out with a new series to follow. Honestly having that bit of Planetoid vibe, but with a different character journey really helped. At the end of the day though the creators sucked me into their world and made me want to stay and so that's why I'll be back for the second issue.

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10
Drifter #2

Dec 17, 2014

I read a lot of good books this week, but Drifter surprised me the most. I was ready to write it off, but I'm glad I didn't. I hope that others don't make the mistake I nearly did because this is definitely on my must read monthly list.

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10
Drifter #3

Jan 22, 2015

I don't know if this is Image's best title, but it's definitely one of their best. We're just three issues in and I'm already clamoring for more. What's impressive as hell is the fact that again, nothing really happens in this issue compared to the last. Sure there's some story elements introduced and a bit of a cliffhanger, but compared to issue two" it's simple. Yet it's also my favorite issue in the series now.

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10
Drifter #4

Feb 18, 2015

After talking about this series on our comic book podcast the CBMFP, people have told me that they went out and bought the series. I hope that more people will discover and buy the series because it is already one of my top picks of the year. I thought Kevin was crazy for picking it as his issue of the year last year, but with three more added to the pile since then" well maybe I was crazy for not picking it as well. Buy this damn issue because I need more people to talk to about it.

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10
Drifter #5

Mar 25, 2015

Drifter is an instant classic in my opinion. It's the new safe answer. It's the book you'll see on new series when they say, "If you liked Drifter, you'll like"" That's how good this series is.

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6.0
Drifter #6

Jul 16, 2015

I wish there was more to say about this issue, but again it's all set up for the next issue/arc. This issue is solid, but it's not the fantastic return I was hoping for. But let me be clear, this is still worth reading if you've been following the series and though it dips on the story, it's still worth a purchase.

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10
Dry Spell #1

Jun 4, 2014

I can't recommend this book enough. I checked out the print version, but also the guided view version on Comixology. Both were great and while they gave different reading experiences I actually liked that. At this point in the year I'm already making mental check lists for our end of the year list. Right now, I can't think of a better single issue than this debut issue of Dry Spell. I am counting down the days for the next issue and have a good feeling that this series is going to surprise a lot of people. Check it out because it's not to be missed.

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10
Dry Spell #2

Aug 6, 2014

There are a lot of great books out right now, but for my money Dry Spell is the best. Sure that could change next month, but it's impressed me not once, but twice with this fantastic story that pushes the boundaries of sequential storytelling. The hardest part of this review is not telling you more because all I want to do is talk about it and examine every detail. Pick the issue up and leave me a comment so we can do just that.

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8.0
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #1

Apr 10, 2013

I’ve dabbled with the Dungeons & Dragons comics before, but this is definitely the most interesting one I’ve read thus far. I hope that it continues with this same quality, pacing and art design as this issue, because it will definitely make or break the rest of the series. Right now I want to say that I’ll finish it no matter what, but with the open ended ending that this issue has makes it hard to blindly support the entire release; for sure though I will be back for the second issue and highly recommend fantasy lovers to check it out as well.

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8.0
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #2

May 1, 2013

This issue is great, don’t get me wrong, but it could have been as strong if not stronger than the last issue and its pacing kept it from getting there. I’ll be looking forward to the next issue and now that I know that the artist is the real deal, I will be following their career as much as I possibly can. This series has really changed the way I look at Dungeons & Dragons titles and I’ll be sure to give them a shot in the future, but especially if anyone from this creative team is attached to it.

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10
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #3

Jun 12, 2013

If you missed this series it’s a real shame because it’s not set up for new readers to just jump on the title. I would recommend that you pick up the back issues and jump into the series that way. I can only imagine what the experience would be like to read three of these back-to-back, in fact you’d probably be pissed off that you didn’t have more to read. This is a great series regardless of whether you’re a D&D fan or not and a must read for any fantasy fan.

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6.0
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #5

Sep 25, 2013

Don't get me wrong the issue is still purchase worthy, but it's nothing compared to the previous four issues. The story is average in every sense of the word, while the art is striving to be anything but. If you were on the fence with the last issue then you might want to just call it there since this issue doesn't offer anything other than a set up for the next series (which is sure to have a recap anyways), but if like me you were really looking forward to this issue and plan on getting it anyways" then brace yourself.

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8.0
Eccentrix (One-Shot) #1

Jul 1, 2015

Eccentrix is sadly only a one-shot. Surprisingly I would read this if it wasn't a comedy because Maddox does an incredible job of building the world and characters all in one issue, but good comedy in comics is hard to find so I'm cool either way. The forward by James Asmus isn't bullshit in case you're wondering. I read it after the issue and was like, "this dude nails it." Which also made my review difficult because I didn't want to copy any of his points. My point though, is that this is actually a really fun and well-plotted superhero comic book. The kind that reminds you why every once in a while it's good to dabble in the genre and that more of it should be funny.

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2.0
Echo Gear #1

Mar 16, 2016

That seems to be Echo Gear's biggest problem. Effort. There's a lot of effort on the art, on being different on breaking the storytelling mold, but none of it is particularly successful, especially those last two. If you want something different in comics, there's plenty out there and even more if you want comics that are breaking the storytelling mold. This isn't it. I don't know what Echo Gear's goal is, but it was the least inviting comic I've read in a long while and I won't be back for more.

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8.0
Echoes #1

Oct 28, 2016

The journey of this book is what makes it an entertaining read. Yeah, parts are predictable making it a standard feeling time travel story. The setting and the characters make it far from typical. The writing is sharp; the art is detailed and impressive making Echoes a stand-out book from Dark Horse.

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6.0
Edison Rex #1

Jul 8, 2012

It's not the most original storyline, but the actual quality of the series is very impressive and some of the writer’s best work to date. This is another launch title from MonkeyBrain and is definitely worth the .99 cents you’ll have to put down to get it. If you’re more of a print person then you’ll have to wait longer for the book, but its still worth it. All in all I have to say that this is another impressive outing for the publisher.

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8.0
Edison Rex #2

Sep 7, 2012

For only a dollar you can grab this book digitally and I have to say it’s more than worth it. The issue is only twelve pages long minus the cover and extras, but it gets in and out and remains entertaining for the entire issue. It’s an interesting formula and I’m curious to see how it pans out when it comes to the trade paper back. One thing is for sure that it may be ten pages shorter than the typical DC or Marvel book, but it’s also a third of the cost… makes you think doesn’t it. Check it out and for less than the price of a “Big Two” digital book you can buy both issues of this series.

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10
Ehmm Theory #1

Mar 8, 2013

I’m very impressed with this issue and although it had zombies and heaven, two of the most played out story types in comics, it was really good. I can’t remember the last time I laughed this much reading a comic. The issue is scheduled for release at the end of May, but I’m definitely picking up a copy when it hits. Again, you need to pre-order this one and not assume that your local shop is going to magical know that it’s a hilarious book with tons of easy going gore; and if you’re a shop owner then yeah order a copy for anyone that like zombies, little people and taking animals that act like your oldest friend in the world.

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4.0
Eisenhorn: XENOS #0

Sep 27, 2016

The biggest question I struggle with is who this comic is for? Is it for fans of the books? Because wouldn't you want Dan Abnett, an experienced comic writer, to adapt them instead? And if they're for fans of the game, aren't you instead more interested in playing the game since you get to play this character? This is the big question because as a comic reader I wasn't exactly interested in this title. I gave it a chance because sometimes video game adaptations in comics are a fun read. This wasn't and so as a comic reader, it doesn't appeal to me to read more. I don't know the characters; I don't understand the world and I don't care about their mission. That said, I don't care to come back for more either. But hey, I'm just the reviewer for this comic book, and my name is Dustin. But then, you probably didn't forget that, did you?

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6.0
Elasticator #1

Apr 13, 2016

This is an independent superhero comic book. Which there are plenty of. You'll basically be able to decide if you want to read more superhero books or not. If you are, then this one has a maturity to it that a lot of other superhero books don't. That's not to say that it's maturity is just violence, because it's not. It's the narration and the overall presentation of the world that makes it mature in addition to the artwork. If you're reading superhero comics then check this one out, if you're not then you weren't going to read this one anyway.

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8.0
Elephantmen #36

Nov 19, 2011

Ienjoyed the book and look forward to more. I enjoyed how it flows even though it jumps around. I also don't feel lostbecause I'm picking it up now and not when it started. The one down fall is it didn't capture me ina way where I couldn't put the book down. The title "The Day Before Yesterday" and the time made it feel like Law & Order I was waiting for the sound effects afterward It a great book and for new comers and I assumethe long time readers already know.

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10
Elephantmen #37

Jan 25, 2012

The story is stimulating and perfect. The art is gorgeousand perfect. If ever an issue deserved a perfect score, it's this one. Buy thisbook, tell your friends and enjoy a comic book that should be studied andbroken down page by page.

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8.0
Elephantmen #38

Mar 28, 2012

People often times talk about the great partnerships in comics and it’s become a rarity in the industry now a days. There aren’t too many Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s or Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s anymore. Personally I think that the partnership between Richard Starkings and Axel Medellin is quickly becoming one that has the potential to make the list.

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7.5
Elric: The Balance Lost #1

Jul 7, 2011

Today BOOM! Studios launches their latest epic series ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #1 with a historic day-and-date release of print and digital, making this new series available through your local comic shop and online exclusively through the BOOM! Studios Comics App and the Comics by comiXology App at the same time! Paired with this epic promotion, BOOM! also gives comic fans a chance to try out ELRIC absolutely free through their web browser with the ELRIC FREE ONLINE PRELUDE available atwww.elriccomic.com. That's right! Three ways to try the all-new epic series ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST written byNew York Timesbestselling author Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, SUPERMAN) and drawn by white-hot artist Francesco Biagini (DINGO) based on Michael Moorcock's seminal fantasy creation. Pick up or download your copy today!

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8.0
Empowered Special #3

Dec 19, 2012

The thing I love about Empowered is that it comes along when there’s a story to tell. It’s never forced into coming back for more, but it finds a way to find the right time. This was a great one shot that was full of humor and actually some classic super hero battles that you really can’t see any more in today’s modern comics. What’s even better is that this is one one-shot that you don’t need to know anything about before picking up and you’ll be happy that you did just that.

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10
Empowered Special #5

Sep 25, 2013

One thing that these specials always manage to do is make me want more of this series. I still have plenty to catch up on, but I would love to have more of this series each month and I know I'm not alone. If you've never read it before or even heard of it before then check it out. It's a great series and this issue definitely gives you a place to start.

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10
Empowered Special #7

Nov 25, 2015

There may not be an ongoing or a slow ongoing series for Empowered, but I will say that these one-shots are new reader friendly. They give you a solid introduction to the world each time, but without it being an overkill like comics from the 70s. If you love the superhero genre, but you've never read anything outside of the big two, give this a chance. See what the world of comics has to offer because it will surprise you in the best of ways.

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10
Empowered Special: Internal Medicine #1

Mar 26, 2014

Is there more to say about this issue? Tons, in fact there's so much I want to pick apart and talk about and just comment on in general, but then what reason would you have to read the comic? I don't want to spoil it so I will end it here saying the very thing I said in the beginning" you should buy this issue.

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8.0
Empty Zone #1

Jun 8, 2015

I've equated Empty Zone to a lot of movies because I really think that's the closest thing to compare it to. I can't think of another comic other than maybe Sinister Dexter or Judge Dredd, but in setting alone. Otherwise Empty Zone is nothing like the aforementioned titles, but if you like any of those movies then I really think you'll dig Empty Zone. I'm curious to see what others think of it and if the Image crowd will welcome this title that really has no comic comparison. Time will tell, but you can check out Empty Zone on June 17th.

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8.0
Enormous (2014) #1

Mar 22, 2014

By no means am I giving this book a free pass in the future, but it sure as hell impressed me with these two issues. If you like the original one-shot then you're definitely going to like this new series and if you didn't" well I was there with you. In fact I might just have to go back and re-read the first volume because of this new series. We'll see, but for now you should check it out. It's also worth noting that the first issue is something like forty-four pages for $3.99 which is well worth the price.

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8.0
Epic #2

Aug 6, 2014

If you're more into the serious corporate produced superhero comics you may not like this series, but if you're looking to be entertaining and just have some pure superhero storytelling then definitely check out Epic. This issue has a recap at the beginning so even if you missed the first issue you can still jump on here with issue two. I like entertaining superhero stories and this year has provided a great edition of humorous stories and Epic can definitely count itself among the mix.

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6.0
Epic #3

Apr 2, 2015

I may not run to read Epic, but whenever it comes out I can't help but check it out. I enjoy the hell out of this series. Its greatest strength is that it's not trying to be dark and brooding. In fact it's not trying to do anything like the big two. It's not homaging them, it's not stealing a beat from their current lineup. If anything it's doing something that both companies have forgotten how to do" tell carefree stories about teen superheroes.

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6.0
Escape from New York #1

Dec 3, 2014

A better direction with the art would have saved this issue. As it stands the story and dialogue are really good and capture the vibe of the world, but don't try to mimic it in a way that's annoying. The art, while decent, sinks the book. The strange gaps in action and the overall awkwardness of the panels chosen really leave a lot to be desired. Hopefully that art improves because otherwise this is going to be one difficult series to enjoy.

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2.0
Escape from New York #2

Jan 7, 2015

I can't recommend this book, hell I could barely finish reading it myself.

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2.0
Escape from New York #3

Feb 4, 2015

But that's not what Escape From New York does" it makes me want to curl in a ball and watch the movie and pretend this series never happened.

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2.0
Escape from New York #4

Mar 11, 2015

I hope Kurt Russell never reads this series because he'd probably hate it more than the rebooted film they're planning on making.

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4.0
Evil Empire #1

Mar 5, 2014

It could be that this comic just isn't for me. I was not a fan of Bemis' first foray into comics, but I know that most people gobbled up Polarity as if it were the most original thing to hit the comic industry in a decade. I'm sure there will be a similar response for this as well, but ultimately I found it to be preachy (just like Polarity), heavily reliant upon narration that doesn't actually further the narrative (just like Polarity) and basically dull (you know where I'm going with this). It's unfortunate, but even the shocking, completely out of place twist ending isn't enough to bring me back for more. Sorry morbid curiosity, you lose this round; but so did I with this comic.

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6.0
Ex-Con #1

Sep 3, 2014

It's an average issue. It's not unreadable, but there isn't a lot to bring you back for the second issue. I doubt I'll review the second issue unless something spectacular happens, but really this entire first issue has set the series up to be a paint-by-numbers con-man story even though we have no proof that he's a good con-man" the story just tells us he's one, but never displays it. It's an interesting idea, but it's average execution has revealed all of its holes.

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6.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #1

Jul 4, 2012

For a first issue this book is very average which is disappointing for someone that’s been waiting for it patiently to premiere. It had a good pacing, but introduced far too many characters for me to care about and deal with for a first issue. It would have been much better to follow Lily in the beginning and then see her attacked and end the issue revealing the bad guy. You could even keep the introduction of the school and little girls as long as you didn’t go back to it until the second issue. It would have drawn out the interested and added more investment into Lily as a character; as it is she’s just some junkie that no one’s allowed to talk about, but is one hell of a killer.

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4.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #2

Aug 8, 2012

Perhaps this book caught me at the wrong time or maybe it was just the fact that it was more of a novel than a comic, but I really didn’t care for it. If you enjoyed the first issue you’ll probably enjoy the second issue as well, but for me it was just more of the same and I wanted it to develop and continue rather than it be more of another person’s account of what happened in the comics. That’s what the review is for after all.

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6.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #4

Oct 11, 2012

This issue is a vast improvement over the last issue. I had to struggle through issue three and it wasn’t worth it. This issue started off great, but ends in a questionable place. Depending on how the plot progresses in the next issue it could be a deal breaker. I like that the series is building towards another crossover, but the world may be getting bigger than it needs to be and too soon in the series development. Iris’ character development in the last crossover was non-existent and I’d hate to see more of the same for these new characters.

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6.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #5

Nov 14, 2012

If this is your first issue on the series then you picked an awkward time to join since it’s the ending of the second story arc. If you enjoyed the last issue then the conclusion is rewarding and worth the purchase. For me personally I found this story arc to be far better than the first story and I’m hoping that the series will only get improve from here.

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8.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #6

Dec 19, 2012

I didn’t really like Lily’s storyline at first; it wasn’t very enjoyable and the characters seemed to ramble on and on about her drug problem and how bad the bad guy is. This issue was very different and I enjoyed the pacing and the surprises at the end of each scene. It was a great start to the crossover and actually has me looking forward to the next issue of the series.

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6.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #7

Jan 16, 2013

It’s not a bad issue, but there are definitely a few question marks that keep it from being better. I’m sure I’ll stick through the cross over to the end in order to see the conclusions, but I really hope the series finds another bad guy to keep the story interesting. The current pairing of Rose and Mazutsu is more annoying than evil, but we’ll see what they have up their selves. If you enjoyed the first two chapters of “Executive Extinction” then pick this issue up and get familiarized with the major EA players.

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6.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #8

Feb 7, 2013

After eight issues it’s safe to say that I’m not going anywhere with this series, but I do worry that the pacing for the “Extinction Event” is moving a bit too slow. Our main villain really hasn’t done much since it started either, I mean other than bringing back the worse EA character ever… I guess he is pretty bad after all. At any rate, I would like to see more conflict between the two sides of the story and some vision of where the series is heading afterwards. Hopefully, they’ll go back to simple conflicts against other assassins or maybe even a terrorist group. Ideally, I would like the series to just got back to being about bad-ass hot assassin women, but we need to take care of this “Extinction” business first.

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6.0
Executive Assistant - Assassins #10

May 8, 2013

Not a strong ending, but at least it had a few surprises. I’m very curious to see what happens in the next story arc and if the book is going to take a break from the main plot or keep building. We’ll see. If you’ve been a fan of the series then for sure you should pick this issue up and see how it ends, but if this was your first issue it would probably scare you away. Let’s hope the next EA crossover is bigger and better and the villain more than just a dick head no one can relate to.

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7.0
Executive Assistant Iris #1

Jun 29, 2011

Overall Score "7.0/10

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6.0
Executive Assistant Iris #3

Sep 7, 2011

Even with the story hang ups and the art switch I stillreally liked that third act of the comic. It pulls it's punches a bit whichmakes me suspect the outcome turning out to be different in the next issue, butit still got my attention and made reading the rest of the issue worthwhile.Hopefully the artists that started the series will return with issue four orOdagawa will make some attempt at studying the earlier material to give theseries a consistent look. One thing is for sure, after this issue I'll be backfor more.

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6.0
Executive Assistant Iris #4

Sep 28, 2011

In general this issue was a good experiment, but the groundwork needed to be laid sooner in the series. Having Iris take over on thenarration was a strong shift and it almost made me forget what book I wasreading. This issue plus the next come across more like their own two issuemini that wraps up the three issue crossovers and frankly if that had done thatit would have worked better. Part of me really liked this book, but I was leftwith too many questions. How long was Iris under control for? Why should I carethat she's being betrayed? How the hell do they know that she's swaying fromthe programing when she is still treading alone as if everything was normal?Just too many plot holes in this issue that I think could have been handledbetter. Still as far as crossovers go I'm really interested in seeing how thisbad boy ends and hopefully it won't disappoint.

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6.0
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol. 3 #1

Dec 20, 2012

This was a good start to the series and I’m curious to see the connections between the two books as the "Executive Extinction" event rolls on. I like the added level of character development for Iris, but her over-narration needs to be toned down so that the art and visual storytelling can be enjoyed more.

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4.0
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol. 3 #2

Jan 30, 2013

If you really need to see how the last issue turned out then go for it, but just know that this issue isn’t very strong. In fact I wonder if the series has been taking its vitamins because this is a shadow of its former self. I really don’t like handing out a bad review like this, but I cannot recommend for new readers and unless your a diehard or a glutton for punishment it's a tough purchase.

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6.0
Exile On The Planet Of The Apes #1

Mar 14, 2012

I'm glad this is a story that fits in with the previous miniseries but stands on it own. I would say its needs a little polishing in the art work. It feels rushed so they could capture the success from the last book. But it's worth picking up for new readers to Planet of the Apes and I can't wait to see where the next issue leads us.

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10
Exquisite Corpse #1

Apr 30, 2015

I do feel the need to point out that it's not for you average comic reader. I would love to think that it was, but the average comic reader only reads superhero titles and that is not what this is. But if you really have an appreciation for the comic/graphic novel medium then definitely check out Exquisite Corpse and let it put a smile on your face.

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8.0
Extermination #1

Jun 6, 2012

Originally I didn’t really care about this book since it looked like an Irredeemable fill in, but its entirely different. It may have familiar character types in the story, but honestly it’s taken to the next level. The pacing really made this book good because it gave you a bit of a mystery and a lot of reality to deal with. There is no simple solution for these characters to work out and it’s going to get very interesting when they start to rub off on each other. For only a dollar I don’t see how you can’t check this book out, but when the next issue is at normal price I’ll be back for sure.

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8.0
Extermination #2

Jul 19, 2012

Even with a dip in the art quality I still enjoyed this book due to the third act. It surprised the shit out of me and it had to be one of the most realistic moments in a superhero post-apocalyptic world. When we’re handing out our awards for comics at the end of the year this will definitely make it into a category for something. I’m very interested in this title and the story saves the issue from falling into average territory. If you missed this issue you’ll kick yourself when you hear about the WTF scene from someone else; don’t be that guy and buy the book.

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10
Extermination #3

Aug 17, 2012

I feel like I’ve handed out a ton of perfect scores this week, but all of the books really deserved it. This book does as well, but it needs to be careful in the art department going forward. Right now though it’s a fantastic book that continues to interest me every issue; it’s easy to see why it continues to sell out. If you missed out on this book then you’re only robbing yourself of one of the best superhero books being published.

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8.0
Extermination #4

Sep 19, 2012

This is issue solidified this series as my favorite ongoing from Boom. There is just something interesting about the characters and the setting that makes me look forward to the series each month. My only grip is that the art needs to improve or take a month off to catch up when the trade paperback is released. If you’ve missed out on this series then you should check it out for sure, but definitely start at the beginning. If you’re curious as to what Spurriers writing style is like because you’re interested in his upcoming “Big Two” work, then this would definitely be the title to give you a taste as well. Just don't expect anything else to come close to the quality of Extermination.

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8.0
Extermination #5

Oct 24, 2012

This is definitely one of my favorite series each month. This issue is a breath of fresh air for the series and adds more layers of interest to the main plot, but more importantly continues to develop the relationship of the main two characters. Their relationship is so strange and yet great at the same time that I sometimes just want to read their conversation and become slightly annoyed when they need to participate in the plot… damn plot getting in the way.

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6.0
Extermination #6

Nov 14, 2012

This issue is just a speed bump as we approach what I believe is the last three issues of the series. It’s clear that it wanted to convey a message, but it didn’t fall into the right part of the story making this issue a strange mix of ideals. If you’ve enjoyed the series then it’s definitely worth buying and reading, but if you’re thinking of jumping on the series then don’t start here. You’ll just be left wondering why you’re wasting time humanizing characters only to see them die within seconds.

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6.0
Extermination #8

Jan 16, 2013

I listed a few things that I liked about the ending, but there was far more about it that was average more than anything else. Hell, I even thought that there was supposed to be a ninth issue and if there is I won’t be very interested in it. If you’ve been following the series from the beginning it’s worth checking out and even if you only read a few issues you could tune back in and fill in the blanks and still have a decent resolution. It wasn’t a bad series, but honestly it could have done a lot more with the ending rather than just get there.

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8.0
Eye Of Newt #1

Jun 21, 2014

The impression I have is that this is going to be a great little mini-series. It's clear that Hague has a finite story to tell with the mini, but he's putting in the work to make sure that its worth being invested in. Currently, I'm invested and can't wait to check out the next issue and peel back the veil a little more. If you like fantasy stories then this is a must read.

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10
Eye Of Newt #2

Jul 16, 2014

To be honest there isn't a lot of information from the first issue that's required of you to be able to read this issue. There are two things that will certainly play into the overall story, but this issue does a decent job of standing on its own. Granted it's a much richer reading experience if you've read both issue. Once again if you like magic and Arthurian Legends then you definitely want to join in on this tale.

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8.0
Eye Of Newt #3

Aug 20, 2014

There's a good handful of mini-series being published right now, but not many are as entertaining, well-plotted or just plain interesting as Eye of Newt. If you love fantasy adventures and amazing artwork then this series is worth catching up on.

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10
Eye Of Newt #4

Sep 17, 2014

I would love to go on and on about this issue because it ended up being my favorite of the series. That's incredibly rare to like the last issue over the first, but that's how it is. I do hope that there will be more stories set in this world or at the very least new stories from Hague of this caliber. He's a talented storyteller and Eye of Newt has been a great introduction to his work.

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10
Fairy Quest: Outlaws #1

Feb 6, 2013

It’s very rare that I’ll review a series twice. After all, what more could I possibly have to say about it? The thing is, I’m dying to talk about this series. I loved the story and I’m eagerly waiting for more and I’m hoping that these single issues will be the key to making that happen. Also, I just love talking about this book and so a second opportunity is actually pretty awesome.

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10
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: the Happy Prince #1

Jul 3, 2012

Looking inside the book jacket I can see four other books that Russell has adapted from Wilde’s work and I’m very curious to see how they match up. “The Happy Prince” was a great story with wonderful art that while simple contained the magic that is great storytelling. This is one master complimenting another and it’s worth having in any collection and spans all age gaps.

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10
Family Pets #1

May 10, 2013

It’s been a while since I was excited about an all-ages title. I’m genuinely looking forward to the next issue and that’s something I haven’t felt since reading Rust or Mouse Guard. The concept seems obvious and almost too simple, but it’s actually quite the opposite. I think there’s going to be a lot of moral lessons to be learned and family connections in this series. Don’t be surprised if this hooks you in the same way it did me and for only a buck you really can’t go wrong.

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6.0
Fanboys vs. Zombies #1

Apr 4, 2012

In general I liked the book. I’m not in love with it, but I’ll definitely buy it. The sad thing about this series is that it does relate directly to nerds and comic readers, but just a few years too late. Find me one comic geek that isn’t sick to death of Zombies? You can’t! We all are sick of Zombies. I wonder if this book had just been based at Comic Con without Zombies if it wouldn’t have been better. I think I honestly would have bought that and liked it more. As good as this issue is it has a lot of flaws which prevent it from being better than average. If you’re dying to read it then go in with low impressions, better to be impressed after that than to be let down.

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6.0
Fanboys vs. Zombies #3

Jun 7, 2012

I wish I could stay positive about this book, but it hugs me then slaps me in the face while grabbing for my wallet. I’m sure some people are dying for this series, but I’m just finding it to be so-so. I’m hoping after the initial story arc that we’ll see some improvement, but I know that these scripts are said and done and that what I dislike about it now is here to stay for the meantime.

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6.0
Fanboys vs. Zombies #5

Aug 8, 2012

I may pop in on the next issue of this series due to the ending of this book, but I don’t have high hopes for it. The jokes are stale and its attempts at coolness come across as a question rather than a statement. “Do you find this cool comic reader?” it harkens to me with each one-liner or exchange of dialog and I whisper back, “No.”

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6.0
Fatale #1

Jan 4, 2012

This book is a little disappointing since it's important tothe genre as I started off saying; I don't think that it will turn a lot ofheads or really hook new readers onto pulp the way that Criminal did, but fans of the genre will still get new entry intheir library. In all honestly this book will probably just sell based onthe names of the creators alone (we all know how I feel about that), butthankfully it's at least worthy of your money for other reasons this time.

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4.0
Fatale #2

Feb 1, 2012

Phillips' art is still good, but it's the same deal he's nota rookie. This just feels like a safe book. Like neither creator really wantedto put themselves out there with it, but rather see if it took off. Well ithas, which is a shame because I would much rather them create something they'repassionate about and there is no passion in this series. Although I'm sureseveral people will talk about it as if it were amazing and changed comics, ithasn't" and won't. If for some reason you loved the first issue than you'll digthis one, it's more of the exact same. Personally, I'm not interested orimpressed.

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6.0
Father Robot #1

Aug 9, 2014

As far as first issues go, it's okay. It introduces the world and does a solid job of getting its hooks into you for the next issue. Frankly though the next issue is going to be key to the success since this is just the introduction to the world and we haven't seen the norm yet which is a father's mind in a robot protecting his daughter.

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6.0
Fathom #2

Sep 21, 2011

This series has felt more like a series of one shots thatjust happen to fit together, which is kind of cool. It makes it easy to jump onand off the series and not feel like you've missed anything vital as was thecase with me and this issue. Sure it's issue two, but I was still able tofollow along with the story and enjoy it. I actually enjoyed it a lot andthat's saying a lot for not having read the previous issue. Lobdell may havejumped ship to more corporate seas, but his work at Aspen has been top-notchand well worth reading.

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6.0
Fathom #3

Dec 28, 2011

I didn't go into this book expecting much to be honest. Thecover really put me off as it looked like a bad scene from a horror movie.Instead I found a book that has its faults, but was actually very enjoyable.Lobdell may not be perfect, but this is leaps and bounds better than Superboy. Long time Fathom fans will be happy with this issue, but new readers shouldn't be afraid to check it out either.

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4.0
Fathom Vol. 4 #6

Jun 13, 2012

I expect more from Aspen, but lately they’ve been going to the same stable of writers over and over and each of them has a similar formula that is just not that interesting. The stories really need to fleshed out more and perhaps a new editor to help keep storylines from ballooning out of control or even shorter series from being rushed and dumped. Honestly, I’ve read books that are far worse but this book has better potential than that and the company has been around long enough to deliver a great product at this point.

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0.0
Fathom: Blue Descent #3

Aug 24, 2011

The art is actually the most striking part of the issue as it didn't initially look like a Fathom title. There's a ton of detail on the pencils and it really gives the characters lifelike qualities. Alex Sanchez is the lead artist with finishes from Peter Steigerwald and John Starr. The three artists work really well together and I couldn't even tell there were three artists on the title until turning back to the front page.In general if you're a Fathom fan then this issue is actually a pretty big deal as it reveals a big chunk of history in Aspen's life. As a newcomer to the series and being vaguely familiar with the title, I still really enjoyed it. I couldn't recommend it to new readers, but I would definitely say to try the series from the beginning as it lays out a lot of the overall plot to the title and ties up some loose ends.

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6.0
Fathom: Kiani Vol. 2 #0

Mar 14, 2012

The issue is straight forward going from the present to the past and complimented by wonderful art. Oliver Nome seriously makes this book look gorgeous and John Starr is a wonderful colorist that brings the ocean to life in this issue. It really is a beautiful book from beginning to end. There isn't much else to say the creative team does a good job and there is no bigger compliment that I can give other than that this book really read like the first chapter in the story. It gets everything out of the way that it needs to and hopefully the first issue doesn't go back over everything that was covered in this issue. Hopefully with all of the details and care that were in this issue we can jump right into Kiani's return.

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6.0
Fathom: Kiani Vol. 2 #1

Apr 19, 2012

If I hadn’t read the zero issue I would say that this book did an okay job of setting of the story and the return of Kiani. I don’t know what the conflict is or what Kiani is going to do next because it’s not established in this issue. Frankly I think the zero issue was better, but I have to assume that a percentage of people skipped it and thus the repeating of the information in this issue. I just wish that Aspen would abandon the zero issue concept and fit the story and ideas into the first issue. It would have made this book much more enjoyable. If I ignore the zero issue this book is average, but a lot of that score goes to the art which is better than average for sure.

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6.0
Fathom: Kiani Vol. 2 #2

May 25, 2012

I still think that the zero issue nailed the pacing for this series and unfortunately the rest of the series has missed the mark since. This issue takes a step in the right direction, but it’s not perfect. If the art wasn’t as good as it is the book would struggle to hold people’s interest while it chatted away. The only big complaints I have are the covers that are trying way too hard to be sexy. They’re not… and they shouldn't be. Kiani is wearing a bone swimsuit and isn’t sexy to begin with so stop that.

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6.0
Fathom: Kiani Vol. 2 #4

Nov 21, 2012

This series started off pretty strong and at least had an interesting premise. In the end though it never really went anywhere and definitely didn’t make itself clear about when this was taking place in the Fathom timeline. For a final battle it failed which is a shame since it had the potential to be quite epic. If you’ve been reading the series, then as I said you’ll want to finish it for nothing other than the twist ending.

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8.0
Fatima - The Blood Spinners #1

Jun 28, 2012

I was very excited to see this book out this week; Hernandez is one of those creators that create when they have something they want to share not because they were offered a job. If you’ve never checked out his work before then I think this series is definitely one of his more accessible series to date. Dark Horse has yet another great series added to its already impressive “Originals” line of books.

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8.0
Fearless Dawn - The Secret of the Swamp #1

May 17, 2012

I thought that this was a great one-shot filled with content. You may not be given a lot of insight into Dawn’s past, but you definitely get a good idea of the character and the tone of the stories. I personally really enjoyed this book and was happy to see more Fearless Dawn. You can find it in print either on the net or comic shops and you can even pick it up digitally through your favorite digital app.

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6.0
Ferals #1

Jan 22, 2012

Ferals wasn't a hit out of the park for me, I had to re-read it and sit on it before I really could decide if I liked it or not. Ultimately though, I liked it and I'm looking forward more to the next issue. There's definitely a lot of typical horror story setup in the issue, but I'm hoping that it pays off in a way only Lapham can deliver.

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10
FF (2012) #1

Nov 28, 2012

So far the Marvel Now line has been kind of whatever for the most part. I’m slowly checking the books out, but there’s yet to be one that’s slapped me in the face and caught my attention. This is the first book to do that and I cannot wait to read Fantastic Four #1 and see the connections between the two series. Whatever your feelings toward Marvel, their reboot, or just superhero comics in general; please check this book out it’s absolutely amazing.

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10
Fight Like A Girl #1

Oct 6, 2014

Fight Like A Girl doesn't release until November which gives you time to pre-order it. Trust me this is going to be one of the best series Action Lab Entertainment has published this year and they have produced some great books already. This series is hip, cool, and full of action and fun. Frankly it's everything you want from a comic book when you pick it up.

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6.0
Fight Like A Girl #3

Feb 18, 2015

The third issue is good. Hopefully the story will reveal if I'm correct or not soon because the mystery has gone on long enough without a major hint. There's a solid balance between the story and the art and I'm looking forward to finishing this series. Also, I still love that title: Fight Like A Girl.

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6.0
Fight Like A Girl #4

Feb 26, 2015

Should you check out this series? For sure. It's fun, it has heart and it's entertaining. It has a strong lead character on a noble hero's journey and while it's not breaking the mold of that journey it is adding its own spin. Check out the back issues or pre-order the trade.

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6.0
Find #1

Feb 10, 2015

This was a fun short story that was well executed and easy to follow. At first I wasn't sold on the story, but by the end I was totally into the story. The art is solid and well put together by a talented up and coming artist. If you missed this one, then track it down. It really is worth checking out.

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6.0
Five Weapons #3

Apr 24, 2013

I’m going to stick with this title because frankly it’s almost done so why not. Am I 90% sure of how it’s going to end? Yes, but I hope that there will be something redeeming along the way that will make it worthwhile. I’m not looking forward to the beginning of the next issue since it will have the resolution to this issue making it the same as two and three, but I’m hopeful the rest will add something to the plot as the series winds down. While I can’t stop reading this series I continue to find that I dislike all of the characters and that’s unfortunate since they’re the driving force behind the entire story.

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6.0
Five Weapons #4

May 29, 2013

Sadly, this series has been pretty basic. I’m glad to see Robinson venturing into new territories and I still really like the concept, but it’s missing that special something to take it to the next level. Yes the next issue “How will Tyler survive” reveals are clever, but because we as the audience don’t have enough clues to guess it for ourselves it’s not as much fun. With one more issue left, I’ll be back to finish this puppy off, but if you’ve yet to start it then you might want to wait until it’s finished at this point. If you’re more into the concept than anything else then you’ll find some enjoyment, but it’s not going to blow your mind.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

Just as a reminder: DC doesn't need this review. The fans that have already decided don't need this review. If you follow the site, though, you need my review. You need more score. That's why you're here and so when you see the score" well just know that this creative team got me to continue reading one superhero book. One book from an entire publisher that I haven't consistently read it three years. I'm still not reading the other guys so if anything, that's an amazing feat in and of itself.

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6.0
Fly #2

Aug 7, 2011

Zenescope's Fly #2 does what it needs to do to keep the thing interesting. From art to storytelling, it builds on a foundation that has the potential for limitless possibilities. Simply put, Fly is easily becoming my favorite Zenescope title.

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6.0
Fly #3

Aug 15, 2011

There are a lot of different books and titles to choose from every week. Some people take the safe and boring routes and stick to what they know. That's all well and good but the draw back to that is you'll miss a fun title like Fly. This book is only on issue three and that is more than enough time to catch up and be a part of a very entertaining story.

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8.0
Frankenstein Underground #1

Feb 17, 2015

There are some factors that go into you buying this issue. I'd love to believe that everyone should pick upFrankenstein Undergroundbecause it really is approachable for all types of readers, especially those looking for a foot into the Mignolaverse. The first question is, are you at a point that you can venture away from superhero comics? Are you at a point that a good story is a good story no matter the genre? Because here's the sad part, there will be some people that read this book and just decide it's not for them because it's this or that or the other. They won't see the beauty in the art of the meticulous pacing of the story and that's their loss. For those of you that read comics for the storytelling and not the genre then rejoice because this is a good damn issue coming your way.

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10
Frankenstein Underground #2

Apr 22, 2015

It's easy to say that I'm giving this a high score because it's Mignola. He's an ironic creator and I'm sure there are reviewers out there just floating him a score because they don't want to go against his fan base. Well that's not the case here. This work deserves the score it's gotten because Mignola and Stenbeck are every bit as passionate about it as their first collaboration years ago. This is a great follow-up issue and after reading several disappointing follow-up issues lately it just serves as a reminder to how Mignola became an iconic creator" he doesn't phone shit in. To have a creator owned universe as big and in-depth as Mignola's and still care about it, that's just pure passion and frankly we need more of that in the comic industry.

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6.0
Freelance Blues #1

Jul 16, 2015

While Freelance Blues isn't the strongest or most original story I've read, I did find myself liking it quite a bit. To the point that I stopped watching a TV show midway through to finish the story. It may not captivate you, but it'll definitely entertain you so if you're looking for a family story in the midst of a monster hunting story, then check out Freelance Blues.

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6.0
Freelancers #1

Nov 7, 2012

Personally, I had a lot of problems with this issue and if it was just based off of my own opinion of how it left me feeling I would rate it pretty low. Again though, that would be unfair to this book which actually isn’t that bad. It has a very complete story; be it not the most original, but it does introduce the setting, the conflict and the main characters. The art is detailed and creates a full and lush world for the story to take place in. For a dollar, that’s actually better than expected. Some comics are going to strike a chord with readers from the very first issue, while others take a while to warm up. I’m interested enough in this series to buy the next issue at full price, but I’ll beg Boom to cut back on the variant covers… most of them are pretty terrible. If you want to hear Kevin’s opinion on this issue then check out this week’s podcast where we chatted about it.

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2.0
Freelancers #2

Dec 19, 2012

Am I harsh on this book? Yes I am very harsh. Do I make some assumptions that may or may not be true? Yes I do and I'm okay with that because I'm sure I'm not the only one that is reading this book wondering what the fuck is going on with it and the book makes several assumptions as well.

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0.0
Freelancers #4

Feb 27, 2013

The best way to describe this issue is by calling it a scene skipper, it spends all of its time on things that have nothing to do with the plot and then when something comes up that wasn't covered the characters recap everything that we as the reader "missed." Well, we didn't miss it; it just wasn't given to us when it needed to be. The worst part of this is that reading it a second time only confuses you more. I'm done with this series and if it makes it to another issue I won't be there for it. We won't even post a preview for it because it's not worth even reminding people of its existence.

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6.0
Frost: Rogue State #1

Apr 11, 2013

This book is very different from a lot of Monkey Brain's titles, but it's good because it diversifies the titles they're offering. Granted this is more of an action title than anything else, but if you're looking for a realistic set story with some plot exaggerations then it's definitely worth checking out. I know I'll be back for more as I hope that they continue to sprinkle Frost's past into each issue.

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10
Furious #3

Mar 26, 2014

There's still so much I want to say about this series. I want to talk about the crazed version of Cady Lark running around, the troubling accident that took Cady's sisters and just the mysteries that surround this series, but that would make for a long and boring review. Instead I will just say that this series continues to get better and better with each issue and no" there isn't another title out there that's anything like it.

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10
Furious #4

Apr 30, 2014

Furious continues to be a delight month in and month out. I'm looking forward to the next issue a lot and if you haven't checked out this series you really should. It's not just a great superhero comic book, but a great comic book in general.

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10
Furious #5

May 28, 2014

If you for some reason didn't pick up Furious then you should do yourself a favor and read the best superhero title to be published this year. It didn't come from a company that only produces superhero titles or a rebooted property, but rather a publisher that believed in the product and let the creators create. Amazing what can happen when you let that happen.

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8.0
Future Quest #1

May 18, 2016

I can't wait to read more and I liked that it was a serious, but fun and entertaining take on the properties. Frankly this is the best thing to happen to them since Adult Swim.

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6.0
Fwendly Fwuit: Winter Wonders #1

Jul 12, 2016

Depending on what Mickey Lam wants to do with the story I don't see much reason for me to continue checking the franchise out. This first book is a roadmap of what to expect, adventure, some danger, everything turns out well in the end. That might catch a few bright young eyes, but for a jaded comic reviewer like myself, I need a bit more to continue reading. For what it is and for what it's trying to accomplish it manages to do be successful.

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2.0
G.I. Joe (2014) #1

Sep 24, 2014

We want over the top good guys fighting over the top bad guys and no one really dies, but occasionally you kill a great character and make it count towards the bigger story. There's fucking future tech that we'll never see in real life and both sides fight in areas that aren't populated. Hell, throw in some new characters, but remember that they need to be as cool as The Baroness, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes or Destro. I know it seems like a dumb formula, but it works and the saying goes, "if it ain't broke" don't fix it." If like me you were looking forward to another chance to jump on G.I. Joe" don't bother.

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4.0
G.I. Joe (2016) #1

Jan 4, 2017

On the cover and at the back of the issue Sitterson explains why G.I. Joe is the "Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe." I don't buy the hype. I would argue that people have been less and less interested in G.I. Joe at IDW and that's why they've relaunched the series more than any other title. Let's be honest, thanks to the movies, Transformers is the "Crown Jewel" and G.I. Joe is a concept that's looking for a way to fit in with a world consumed by realistic war video games. Do you want a laser gun that lets everyone walk away to fight another day or an MP40 and the final kill cam? It's not that G.I. Joe's doesn't work anymore; it's that it needs to pick a path and stay on it. Be over the top stupid action like the movies or be ultra-realistic like video games? Right now, it seems like an action comedy without a plot, and that doesn't make me want to pick up the next issue.

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4.0
G.I. Joe (2016) #2

Jan 25, 2017

I gave it a shot, though, some of you will just write me off as jaded, but there are fundamental problems with the franchise. Not all of it is on the creators, but sure at the end of the day the art should fit and help the book, and the writing should still be enjoyable, and it's not.

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10
Geis: A Matter of Life & Death #1

Jul 6, 2016

I am already patiently, or not so patiently, waiting for the next chapter of Geis. It's a clear vision of one storyteller that captures your attention as much as it captures your imagination. The cherry on the top is that I would recommend this to the young and the old or new and established readers. It's a story that can reach a wide audience.

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6.0
Genius #1

Aug 6, 2014

Overall it was entertaining. I think it would have been nice to re-release the Pilot Season issue as a zero issue leading into this issue, but hey it's too late for that now. I'm curious to see where it goes from here, but I don't know if I need to know where it goes from here. Unfortunately I don't think I'm as interested in this series as I was six years ago and it's honestly because the market has changed, the storytelling has changed and as a reader my personal tastes have changed. But maybe I'll give the second issue a shot. Maybe.

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6.0
Get Jiro! Blood & Sushi #1

Oct 27, 2015

If you were a fan of the first volume and had to know Jiro's backstory, then you'll love this volume a lot more than I did. If like me, you just liked and enjoyed the first volume, then you'll probably feel about the same with this prequel. Hopefully the next volume will dive into Jiro's future which would be far more interesting and we can just let his past be just that.

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6.0
Ghost Town #1

May 10, 2013

The thing about this book is that it’s setting up a lot for the next chapter and so the focus is divided between now and what’s to come. It does a great job of plot building, but there are really only two awesome scenes for the reader to enjoy. I would definitely stop back by for more of this world though and if you like time travel it’s definitely worth picking up.

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4.0
Ghostbusters #1

Sep 28, 2011

If you like Ghostbusters and can overlook the art then pickthis puppy up. If you're kind of tired of 80's adaptations regardless of who'sdoing them, the feel free to pass. The story is decent, but so far it hasn'tshown that it's going to revolutionize the Ghostbustersand frankly anything that it does will just be erased by the next company totake a stab at the series. The books getting a pretty low score, but that's notjust due to the issues I took with the book its because this isn't a very strongadaptation it's hard to say that it's for everyone. Ghostbusters is already a niche series; add the fact that it's incomic form with cartoon images and it's difficult to say that this is foreveryone.

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8.0
Ghostbusters #3

Nov 19, 2011

I would recommend a read on thisbook because it shows a turning point and bring in the flow of the story to theconflict and the climax. It's a good issue and worth read if you haven't readthe first two. I started out thinking I'mnot too sure how this is going to turn out to lets read more.

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10
Giant Days #1

Feb 18, 2015

The short and skinny is that you should pre-order the hell out of Giant Days (last day to do so is February 23rd!). It's so damn good and BOOM! continues to impress me with their lineup of titles.

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6.0
Glory #23

Feb 15, 2012

I can't say that I was wowed by this book like I was by Prophet, but I did enjoy it a lot. I'lldefinitely be picking up the second issue and will throw a guess out there thatthis is Image's next book to sell out. If you were a fan of the series beforeyou'll definitely dig this next installment of Glory, but if you are like me and this is your first experiencejust know that it's as welcoming to new readers as it is to the old.

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4.0
Go Home #1

Jan 4, 2017

If you're into war stories because that's your thing or maybe you've gone to war and can find some enjoyment in a tale like this, then go for it. It's not likely to ring a new bell for you even if it's your bag. If you've read war comics and they weren't your thing, this one isn't going to win you over. Likely it will push you away.

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10
Godzilla: Half-Century War #1

Aug 8, 2012

Hands down this is the best Godzilla comic I’ve ever read. It’s not just because it actually has Godzilla in it rather than pretending that Godzilla is the title of the universe in which the stories take place like the ongoing. No, this book is great on many levels. The story is well crafted and interesting with art that is incredibly beautiful and captures the essence of the world perfectly.

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10
Godzilla: Half-Century War #2

Sep 19, 2012

Although I’m not a huge fan of the monster that was picked for this issue; if you know your Godzilla history you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the level of fore thought put into this series. If you’ve liked any of the Godzilla comics by IDW it’s damn near impossible not to like this series/issue. The art alone is worth checking out, but the fact that the story is just as strong it another plus.

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10
Godzilla: Half-Century War #3

Oct 17, 2012

If you’re not enjoying this book or have yet to check it out then you need to do so. It’s by far the best Godzilla comic book I’ve ever read and I’ve yet to find anyone that dislikes it. Sure the battles are on the light side in this issue, but its story and plot accomplishments are worth the sacrifice.

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4.0
Godzilla: Legends #1

Nov 15, 2011

If you're a Godzilla fan then go ahead and buy this issue. It has great art and few panels of monster fights are definitely worth the price of admission and let's be honest; you're going to buy it any ways. Personally though I was hoping for it to be more entertaining then it was. I think that the ongoing really nailed what a Godzilla comic should be and that this book fell really short of that mark. In the end the cover should have probably said, "Featuring A Whinny Scientist" rather than Anguirus.

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4.0
Godzilla: Legends #2

Dec 14, 2011

If you're a fan of Godzilla or more importantly, Rodan then you'll probably enjoy the book. The art is good, but wespend too much time with the humans and not enough seeing Rodan jacking shitup. Also the variant cover is terrible and if you actually buy it I feel sorryfor you. It's not a great issue, but it's entertaining and sometimes that's allyou need from a comic. Hopefully the next issue with Titanosaurus is betterthan the first two, but more than likely it will be along the same lines.

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8.0
Goldie Vance #3

Jun 8, 2016

Goldie Vance came out of nowhere and took me by surprise. I think it's been buried a bit by all the other titles coming out from BOOM! and other publishers, but hopefully it's getting some attention. It should be on everyone's must read list and if it's not, that's not much of a list. If you haven't already picked it up, then grab all three issues so that we might get a follow-up to this wonderful mini-series that's one issue away from conclusion. See you next month, Goldie.

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6.0
Grand Passion #1

Nov 16, 2016

This is by no means a bad issue, but it was missing the special something I needed to grab me. Sure the WTF ending will bring me back for another issue, but I will fully admit that it's out of morbid curiosity and nothing more. For me, morbid curiosity dries up the quickest, so I hope that the next issue has something to hook me. Outside of the ending, this issue played it too safe and ultimately a little boring.

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8.0
Great Pacific #1

Nov 15, 2012

I like this issue for sure, but I wonder how preachy it’s going to get. I love comics with messages and personally find environmental awareness in a comic book to be a great idea. I’m concerned that this story is a little too far-fetched when it comes to solving the problem, but I’m curious enough to stick around and find out where it’s going. If you’re expecting your average comic though, this is not it and that’s a good thing.

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8.0
Great Pacific #3

Jan 2, 2013

This was a very good issue and it gives me hope that the series will continue to be this strong. The next issue is an important one, but this issue has left off in the perfect place for it to start so hopefully it’ll be a home run. I’m glad a series like this exists and it’s definitely something that can only exist in the world of comics. The story and art is a perfect match for each other and if you’re looking for something very different to read this week then this is it.

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8.0
Great Pacific #4

Feb 6, 2013

I went back and forth on what to score this issue, but after flipping through it again I settled on a higher score. It’s an interesting series and I worry that at any moment it could become utterly ridiculous and loose me as a reader, but then it could also take a turn for the amazing and for lack of better words… blow me out of the water. Right now though, this is a strong monthly title that I will continue to read and enjoy as long as this level of quality is maintained.

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10
Great Pacific #5

Mar 6, 2013

I don’t know if this series is going to have its down issues or filler issues, but I do know that it surprises me month after month. I have no idea what Chas is going to do in the next issue, but I bet that it’s something pretty spectacular. Part of me hopes that he aims the hero device at the new threat he’s facing and we all get to see what happens, but I think the real outcome will be far better. Again, any doubt I had about this comic are gone. I’m in love with this story and this series.

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10
Great Pacific #6

Apr 4, 2013

With so much going on this issue it was hard to stick to one emotion for very long, but there is a bit of a sad moment in this issue. We’ll have to see how it turns out, but I’m sure I’ll mention in it in my next review of the series. I’ve was already on board with this series for the long haul after the last issue, but now I’m hooked on it until the bitter end. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this series and if you’ve been missing out on it, then now is the time to jump on.

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10
Great Pacific #7

Jun 12, 2013

I thought I knew what to expect from this issue, but it through me for a loop like it always does. That’s probably the thing I like the most about this series is that I couldn’t even begin to guess at where it’s going to go or end up. I couldn’t stop reading this series if I wanted to, but I definitely don’t want to. I’m going to stress it again, if you’re new to the series you can start here and you’re in for a treat.

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10
Great Pacific #8

Jul 10, 2013

Yet another great issue in this series, but then that would imply that there's been a bad issue" and there hasn't been! If you're not reading this issue it's pretty easy to catch up with Image's new DRM free issues. Head over to their website and you can download all eight issues in one convenient place and get caught up in a day. It's a great series and definitely worth it.

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8.0
Great Pacific #9

Aug 14, 2013

I'm not actually worried about this series, but the pacing of this issue slowed down a lot compared to the other two issues in the arc. I still have good feelings about where the story is going and as long as Harris answers some questions presented in this issue then we'll be good. Don't lead me on for too long though. If you're having doubts about the series I would ask that you hold on until the end of the arc. This world is getting big and I can only see bigger and better storylines coming from that.

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6.0
Great Pacific #10

Sep 18, 2013

I'm looking forward to the next issue for sure as this one set the stage for something big to happen. It should be interesting, but I know that Chas will come out on top like he always does. It's just interesting to see how he will. If you're thinking of picking up the series you might not want to start on this issue, but rather at the beginning of "Nation Building" three issues ago or with the first volume trade. This is still one of the most unique comics on the market so check it out if you're tired of the capes and tights genre.

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6.0
Great Pacific #11

Oct 24, 2013

I almost didn't review this issue because it was so stale, but I figured I would get my thoughts out so I could read the next issue with a clear head. Hopefully it wows me, but I'm beginning to think that it's going to be very similar to the sixth issue just with something different standing in for the giant purple octopus. I know they can't all be winners, but we can still hope can't we? If you're following the series you'll probably want to finish the story arc and if you're not then you might want to wait to see how this arc turns out.

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6.0
Great Pacific #12

Dec 4, 2013

It's not a bad ending, but it wasn't as strong as the first arcs ending. It had its moments, but overall the story is spread out too much. I'll probably be back for at least the next issue of the third arc, but I would be lying if I didn't say that my faith in this series is rattled. At one point it was a sure bet and a must purchase; I hope that it can get back there again.

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8.0
Gregory Suicide #1

Jul 29, 2015

I really enjoyed this one-shot. Sure it's leading into a bigger story, but I'm really curious about that bigger story. Hopefully there's enough interest for the creative team to continue Gregory's story because this concept is worth exploring more. Look for it next week on Comixology's Submit platform.

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10
Grendel vs. The Shadow #1

Sep 3, 2014

This is also a really long issue. It's more than a double-sized issue, but don't worry you'll be glad you have so much to read. It's an immersive read and you'll quickly forget about page length and anything else because the story will hook you. The pages are definitely worth the price so don't miss out on this issue even if it's your first story with either of these great characters.

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10
Grendel vs. The Shadow #2

Oct 8, 2014

This is the best "versus" storyline I have ever read. I have no idea how it's going to end and even if it ends with a "happy ending"; I think I'll be alright with that. Matt Wagner has put a lot of thought and time into this story and that has made it far better than any of its predecessors. Take note comic industry because I'm going to say it again, this is the blueprint on how to create a "versus" between two different companies characters. It's a very impressive story paired with fantastic art.

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10
Grendel vs. The Shadow #3

Nov 5, 2014

This is a satisfying conclusion to a crossover for sure, but it's also just a satisfying comic to read. I rushed to read it this week because it was so entertaining, but also because I never knew what Wagner really intended to do with the story and characters. I'm kind of wishing there was more or a second volume already in the works because I think these two worlds work incredibly well, but time will tell and really only The Shadow knows.