Jason Segarra's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 38
7.6Avg. Review Rating

6.0
3 Floyds: Alpha King #3

Dec 15, 2016

All in all, Alpha King #3 is consistent with the series' humor and art style, and should suit fans just fine. If you haven't enjoyed previous issues, there's not a lot here to change your mind.

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7.0
Amerikarate #1

Mar 2, 2017

Overall, the book is flawed but has potential. The humor is hit or miss and I'm not sure if the similarity to Bob's Burgers art style will be enough to maintain goodwill throughout. So far, it's a fun ride, but one has to hope they either get the story moving or find their comedic voice in the coming issues or the premise will wear thin.

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6.5
Amory Wars, The: Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV #1

Apr 7, 2017

This is an involved read that not everyone is going to get. It's not unlike the band itself: complex and with flashes of brilliance, but only for hardcore fans of its particular genre.

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5.0
Animal Noir #1

Feb 28, 2017

In the end, this was an interesting premise that tried too hard to be something it's not. The cartoonish art style and underwhelming dialogue were a poor fit for an area of fiction that is very clearly defined by its verbiage and aesthetic. Hopefully Lunacek and his partner Nejc Juren can hammer out their characters' voices and take the series down more interesting avenues.

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7.0
Deathstroke (2016) #10

Jan 11, 2017

Heading into a new arc, things should pick up quite a bit for the family that slays together. For now, though, issue 10 is a bit of a dud.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #11

Jan 27, 2017

Still, minor quibbles aside, this is a solid issue – and with the final sequence revealing that there's some sort of Deathstroke copycat vigilante out there, it looks like the next arc should be an interesting one.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #12

Feb 8, 2017

Still, it's a decent read. Next issue's faceoff with The Raptor should be a good one, and this being the start of a new arc, we'll likely see a more defined path for each character.

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7.0
Deathstroke (2016) #13

Feb 22, 2017

An action-heavy but clumsily paced book, Deathstroke #13 reveals a challenge facing the writers of this series: pacing. There's a lot of story to tell and three unique protagonists to follow through different stories. Though they sometimes nail the delicate balance required to spin so many plates at the same time, this issue kind of collapses under its own weight. They even made the effort to pare down the go-nowhere story following Ravager, but there was just too much to pay attention to in this one. With it looking as if Jericho and Slade's stories may now become one, hopefully things will improve.

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7.0
G.I. Joe (2016) #1

Dec 29, 2016

Still, G.I. Joe books are rarely geared at the casual fan, and those who've followed the most recent series of IDW's "Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe" should be able to get in to this. Hopefully the following issues remain character-centric and don't get mired in the lore of a universe shared with the likes of The Transformers and He-Man.

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5.0
G.I. Joe (2016) #2

Jan 25, 2017

Overall this book has its strengths but just feels lazy. Sitterson shows promise but is hobbled by the artwork, some poor choices and what is likely corporate mandate. Hopefully the series can gain some steam as it explores new storylines.

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6.5
Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon #1

Dec 20, 2016

Still, nitpicking aside, the Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon does show some promise. Most readers will come away from the first issue with theories as to the true identity of the Demon, as well as the Swashbuckler, which is a good hook to start a series from. Hopefully the rest of the series will learn from a handful of stumbles in the first issue and pick up steam moving forward.

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8.5
Justice League (2016) #12

Jan 4, 2017

In the end, Justice League #12 is a great tie-in (prequel really) to the Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad series. If anything, it shows that I'd prefer this creative team be handling the book.

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6.0
Justice League (2016) #13

Jan 18, 2017

This issue could potentially have made things work for a troubled crossover, but it instead leaves a lot to be desired. There's little getting around the fact that – despite the carnage wrought throughout – this feels like a throwaway issue that won't have much impact on anything long term.

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6.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

Dec 20, 2016

Overall the book is off to a bit of a rocky start. Hopefully the creative team will discover their voice and take the story in a unique direction. Otherwise this series will just be yet another directionless superhero punch up between two popular teams.

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6.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2

Dec 28, 2016

Overall Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #2 is a flawed book. The art has its moments, but curious scripting and weak dialogue prevent the book from really getting out of first gear.

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7.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

Jan 4, 2017

Still, now that the actual action of the story is set in motion (and the thin pretext needed to get the two super teams to work together has already been established) things are progressing in a decent enough direction. Hopefully things will pick up after the slow start.

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8.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Jan 11, 2017

Still, overall this is a decent outing for the book, with character moments (Deadshot's "Damn Batman" is particularly great), story progression and consistent artwork. It's a shame it took this many issues to get there, but finally the book is hitting it's stride.

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7.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

Jan 18, 2017

This, the penultimate issue of a series that's struggled to find its footing, is a backslide from the highs of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4. We'll see if they can go out on a high note or it'll all end in disappointment.

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6.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6

Jan 25, 2017

Still, while this issue has it's pluses, so many of the negatives that have defined this series remain. Characters are underdeveloped, the pacing is uneven, the action is a little undefined and everything resolves in a cliche manner that leaves readers unsatisfied. Thankfully, both teams currently have books that are more enthralling than their joint venture proved to be.

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10
Loose Ends (2017) #1

Jan 25, 2017

Overall, if you missed the 4 issue run of Loose Ends when it first came out in 2011 (which you almost assuredly did), do yourself the favor and check it out this time. If the first issue is any indication, you'll like the ride it takes you on.

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9.0
Loose Ends (2017) #2

Feb 22, 2017

I just wish we had more time with it.

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10
Loose Ends (2017) #3

Mar 22, 2017

It's impossible for me not to gush about this book. This series shows just what kind of contributions artwork can make to a story, and should be taught to aspiring illustrators as an example of what pencils and colors can do.

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10
Moby Dick #1

Feb 14, 2017

This book, available in hardcover from Dark Horse, is a worthy addition to any bookshelf, even one that doesn't have bound editions of the X-Men Omnibus series on it. It won't get you an A on that essay for Mr. Kirkley's class, but it may change people's opinions of the original story for the better.

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8.0
Red Sonja (2017) #0

Dec 13, 2016

Still there's enough promise in this brief issue to give the series a shot, as it'll be interesting to see how this creative team handles it when they get to stretch their legs.

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9.0
The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1

Jan 4, 2017

All in all, this is a strong opening shot for this book, providing readers with great art, a compelling story and a mystery creating final scene that will bring readers back for more.

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8.0
The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2

Feb 2, 2017

It may not reach the highs and promise of the first issue, but when does that ever happen in a second issue? The end of the book sets up what I assume will be a defining conflict for the rest of the series: Adam's attempts to get back to the 90s. Hopefully not by wearing JNCO jeans and listening to Korn.

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9.0
The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #3

Mar 1, 2017

Overall, this is a solid mid-point for the character. Unlike many of the other Rebirth titles coming out recently, The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom seems a lot more character driven, which is a welcome change and sheds light on the book's historically bland protagonist. Check it out if you have any interest in fleshing out your opinions of the Captain.

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8.0
The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #4

Apr 5, 2017

This is a good, if a little dull, issue.

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9.0
The Walking Dead #166

Apr 11, 2017

The Walking Dead is on fire lately, and this issue is going to be a pivotal moment in what looks to be the book's best run since the time-skip.

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7.5
Thunderbolts (2016) #8

Dec 28, 2016

Thunderbolts #8 moves at a decent clip and provides a decent jaunt to get us back to the status quo of Bucky leading the T.Bolts all while giving Songbird (and to a lesser degree Atlas) a chance to shine.

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9.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #18

Dec 28, 2016

Still, the issue stands out on the rack, creating realistic danger for our heroes, strong action pieces to set the tone for next chapter, and a menacing villain that seems all but unstoppable by the end of the issue. It's everything you want from an Avengers book!

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9.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #19

Jan 11, 2017

Uncanny Avengers continues to be a bright spot in the Marvel landscape – ironic because the story has been a bit of a downer. Still, you have to set dire stakes to earn a meaningful payoff, and Gerry Duggan is doing a great job of getting readers excited to see what happens next.

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8.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #20

Feb 22, 2017

Overall it's a good book. It's got decent action, moves at a steady pace and leaves the reader in a position for more interesting things to happen. Sure it may feel like the middle section of a more interesting story, but it's loaded with action and humor, and sometimes that's enough.

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6.5
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #22

Apr 6, 2017

This is a bit of a bland issue. I'm not terribly fond of the character development on Rogue or the regression of the others, and could care less about Wonder Man's return. The bits with Rogers and the Skull are interesting enough and the art " like always " is top notch, but this felt like padding the story rather than adding anything meaningful to it.

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9.0
Wild Storm #1

Feb 15, 2017

Overall, this is a strong first outing. It pays reverence to the characters' histories, which should be pleasing to the die hards, but isn't beholden to them–meaning new readers don't have to spend two days on Wikipedia trying to understand the complex Kherubim/Daemonite dynamic.

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8.0
Wild Storm #2

Mar 15, 2017

This issue does a lot to lay the ground for the world of The Wild Storm; hopefully that world grows at a reasonable rate and doesn't try to burn its audience out on canon. Still, a strong read from Ellis with good plotting from Davis-Hunt.

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7.5
Wild Storm #3

Apr 19, 2017

Recently it's felt a bit like starting a show midseason and trying to figure out what you missed. Still, the art is great, the story is engrossing and the cliffhanger leaves you wondering what will happen next, which is an important part of a serialized story.

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6.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #1

Apr 4, 2017

Despite its flaws, X-Men Gold is still a fun read. As a huge X-Men fan I feel like I may be more harsh on the book because I want it to be great. There's potential here, but I feel like the creative team would do better trying to create something new, rather than relying on familiarity to tell their story. It feels like a book built on safe choices (particularly that last panel "surprise return") rather than a series built on a good idea for the future, but hopefully with some space to breathe Guggenheim can bring something unique and different to X-Men Gold.

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