Kat Calamia's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Newsarama Reviews: 17
7.5Avg. Review Rating

9.0
Batwoman: Rebirth #1

Feb 15, 2017

Batwoman: Rebirth #1 is exactly what a "Rebirth" issue should be. It’s new reader-friendly, but also entertaining for readers who are already fans of the character. Celebrating the past, present, and future of Kate Kane, this one-shot explores the character as an individual and shows how her relationships have affected the paths she’s taken in her life.

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6.0
Charmed (2017) #1

Mar 7, 2017

If Charmed television fans need their fill of the Halliwell sisters, then Dynamite's Charmed #1 is a good issue to whet your palate, but if you are looking for this comic to bring something new to the franchise, then you'll be sadly disappointed. Charmed #1 does a great job at showcasing the lovable chemistry between the sisters, but brings a generic villain along for the ride.

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8.0
Hulk (2016) #4

Mar 23, 2017

The slow-paced story gives a realistic portrayal of living with a mental illness in everyday life, and shows a side of Jen Walters readers don't get to see nearly enough.

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7.0
Justice League / Power Rangers #2

Feb 9, 2017

Justice League/Power Rangers #2 is a bit light on plot, but provides a hightail adventure one would expect when bringing these two teams together.

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8.0
Lady Killer 2 #4

Mar 9, 2017

Lady Killer 2 #4 hits all the right notes needed for a penultimate issue " it builds up the stakes for a hopefully explosive finale.

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8.0
Motor Girl #4

Mar 2, 2017

Motor Girl is a unique story that focuses on psychological trauma, while also giving a view of the possibility that we aren't alone in the universe.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #15

Feb 13, 2017

Ms. Marvel has always been great at reinventing the superhero genre, and this arc is no exception. The secret identity trope may feel overused to some readers, but this issue presents this old trope in a fresh, new way. Wilson uses technology to build the suspense of the villain's motives as the troll's attacks hit close to home, making this enigma even more menacing.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #16

Mar 16, 2017

Overall Ms. Marvel #16 is one of the series' strongest issues to date, fleshing out Kamala's supporting cast while in the process creates a menacing villain for the arc.

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9.0
Paper Girls #11

Feb 6, 2017

With Paper Girls #11, the series returns from its hiatus with a great start to its new story arc. Introducing new players to the story, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang make sure to continue building up Paper Girls' protagonists and mysterious world, delivering a coming-of-age story that relies on symbolism and character development to unravel their deep and imaginative world.

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8.0
Paper Girls #12

Mar 6, 2017

This new arc of Paper Girls has a necessary slow burn to help the readers learn more about the two new female characters, and to examine the deeper relationship forming between the girls. Our main characters are stuck in a weird, mysterious world, and Vaughan uses this physical setting to explore the next stages of their adolescent lives.

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10
Revival #47

Feb 27, 2017

Revival #47 is a bittersweet ending that brings action, great closure to character arcs, but most importantly, it brings plenty of emotion. If you've been following Revival over the years, this issue will pull on your heartstrings. It's not an easy accomplishment, but Revival creates a satisfying conclusion for longtime readers.

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6.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #18

Mar 28, 2017

Spider-Gwen #18 is a disappointing conclusion to the much-hyped romantic story arc between Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales. With little added to the scant fireworks from the first issue of the arc, this crossover sadly feels like a cash-grab because of the forced romantic plot between the two popular Spider-heroes, rather than playing up the organic and engaging friendship between these two popular characters.

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10
Supergirl: Being Super #2

Feb 22, 2017

Supergirl: Being Super tells an emotionally human and raw story about a teenage girl grappling with loss as she slowly discovers she’s an alien. She’s an alien to her body, her emotions, and to the only world she knows. This second issue delves into how Kara and the people around her react to loss. Some people bottle their feelings, others eat their emotions away, and in Kara’s case loss has unlocked memories hidden from her - connecting to an even larger mystery.

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4.0
Superman (2016) #16

Feb 6, 2017

In concept, bringing every Super-person into a Superman book should be a fun adventure, but sadly "Multiplicity" tells its story with such super-speed that readers might struggle to catch up. Three issues were far from enough to tell the heavy story Tomasi tried to build in this short story arc, making this conclusion fall short from its iconic inspirations.

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6.0
Superwoman #8

Mar 9, 2017

This issue brings improvements to the Superwoman series, but it still feels like the reader doesn't have enough information about "Superman Reborn" and the DC Rebirth mystery to fully enjoy the story.

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6.0
The Clone Conspiracy #5

Feb 17, 2017

The last part of The Clone Conspiracy suffers from a jammed packed narrative and a slightly ambiguous ending, but the character moments between Gwen and Peter shine throughout the issue.

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5.0
The Clone Conspiracy: Omega #1

Mar 2, 2017

Overall, The Clone Conspiracy Omega doesn't redeem the underwhelming ending of this Spider-Man event.

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