Kent Falkenberg's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 50
7.6Avg. Review Rating

5.5
Action Comics (2016) #976

Mar 23, 2017

What does it mean when a four-issue crossover went one issue too long?

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9.0
Aliens: Dead Orbit #2

Jun 1, 2017

Seriously, the chest-burst in this issue is so visceral, I half-expected some kind of 4D effect where the page would feel wet to the touch and leave a red-stain on my fingertips.

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8.0
Animal Noir #1

Mar 6, 2017

Really strong debut. This is a series to watch for.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #26

Jul 21, 2017

Stay a while, and swim in Sejic's garden of underwater delights.

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5.5
Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1

Jun 30, 2017

Elmer Fudd: Year One isn't a comic anyone in their right mind asked for, but it's what we were so close to actually getting. And it was so close to actually working. Too bad close only counts in curling.

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8.0
Batman/The Shadow #1

May 1, 2017

Off to a great start. Tune in next month to see where it goes - same Shadow time, same Shadow channel.

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8.5
Black Cloud #4

Jul 17, 2017

A more focused story is a great thing. But let's be serious, Greg Hinkle's art is otherworldly.

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7.0
Black Road #6

Jan 23, 2017

Back to the well for Brian Wood and once more unto the breach for Garry Brown. Bleak, yes. But great work from both.

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8.0
Bug: The Adventures of Forager #2

Jun 16, 2017

Not what I expected after reading the first. But then again, the first wasnt what Id expected either.

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6.0
Cable (2017) #2

Jul 3, 2017

There's little in the way of character motivation written into this series. And that's fine. If Robinson and Pacheco want "Cable" to be nothing more than a violent game of hopscotch from one disparate past to another, there are worse ideas out there. But they need to smooth out the execution and really ramp up the adrenaline to keep people biting on that hook.

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8.5
Dark Days: The Casting #1

Jul 13, 2017

Originally an 8, but any comic that makes Hawkman name-dropping Challengers of the Unknown sound so resoundingly triumphant definitely deserves a bump.

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7.0
Dead Inside #3

Feb 17, 2017

An effective slow-burn. Arcudi and Fejzula stoke the coals in preparation for the final two issues.

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6.0
Deathstroke (2016) #12

Feb 13, 2017

After a very special episode, it's a rocky return to the regularly scheduled "Deathstroke."

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #17

Apr 24, 2017

Fantastic issue, in its own right. But as a lead in to the arc's finale? I've never been this excited to read a wedding not written by George R. R. Martin.

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7.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #1.MU

Feb 20, 2017

Seriously, this was a really good issue.

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8.0
Extremity #2

Apr 10, 2017

Picking up steam and not looking back. This feels like the start of something big.

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8.0
Giant Days #28

Jul 10, 2017

Consistency wins the day. Seriously, this series is always fantastic.

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8.0
God Country #5

May 22, 2017

When the smoke clears and the dust settles, this will easily be one of the best minis of the year.

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7.5
Grand Passion #4

Apr 3, 2017

Grand passions, noir-lequin romance. Gotta love it.

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8.0
Helena Crash #4

Jun 19, 2017

High-octane, over-caffeinated insanity. So much fun.

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8.0
Kill Or Be Killed #9

Jun 5, 2017

It's a Brubaker-Phillips-Breitweiser joint: great art, seedy people, greasy jungle. And the faintest hint that the whole demonic plot may just be some figment in a twisted kid's head. Another round, please. And keep them coming.

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8.0
Kim Reaper #2

May 19, 2017

A gut-punch exorcism punctuated by the sound effect "B'GON!" is probably the most perfect thing I'll see this week.

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6.0
Kingpin (2017) #2

Mar 13, 2017

A slow burn character study that's burning a little too slowly. Some uneven art put this at risk of blowing out before it can really catch.

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8.5
Loose Ends (2017) #3

Mar 27, 2017

This is a wash-your-hands-after-putting-it-down kind of book. But with artwork this beautifully brutal, you won't want to put it down.

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6.5
Occupy Avengers #3

Jan 16, 2017

This issue goes down like sorbet: Looks smooth. Tastes smooth. But you can't shake the feeling that something a little more satisfying is right on its way.

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9.5
Old Guard #5

Jun 26, 2017

Rucka's writing and Fernandez's art " they're a lethal one-two punch. Come to think of it now, I was probably wrong up at the start " it's really hard to tell which one is the setup and which one is the knockout. But either way, "The Old Guard" #5 hits hard and it hits to hurt. This is a heavyweight coming to take the title.

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8.5
Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #1

May 5, 2017

Any comic that shows a drunken superhero slipping on his own action figure and concussing himself on a coffee table gets an 8.5. Thats just a fact.

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8.0
Quantum Teens Are Go #1

Feb 24, 2017

Science punks kick science ass. Quantum teens are awesome.

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8.0
Rat Queens (2017) #2

Apr 17, 2017

Kurtis Wiebe and Owen Gieni follow through on their "Rat Queens" relaunch with another rowdy and raucous blast from Betty, Dee, Braga and the gang. And while it's great to see Wiebe slip so effortlessly back into the rhythm and humor and camaraderie of these women, it's Gieni who's becoming the real monster here.

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7.5
Red Line #1

Mar 10, 2017

Crass and unapologetic, but undeniably funny.

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8.5
Rock Candy Mountain #2

May 15, 2017

Oh, it's damn funny too. Did I mention it's funny?

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7.5
Rocket #2

Jun 12, 2017

Murd Blurdock " seriously, we need to see more of "the sentient without self-preservation."

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6.5
Royals #1

Apr 6, 2017

For better or worse, think of it as the Rebirth issue for Medusa and Black Bolt.

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7.5
Sacred Creatures #1

Jul 7, 2017

You might want to stretch before picking this one up. It's a thick slab of comic, but well worth it.

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7.0
Savage Things #1

Mar 2, 2017

Jordan and Moustafa chamber a live round, for sure. But it will take at least one more issue to tell if theyll hit their mark.

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6.5
She Wolf #5

Jan 30, 2017

You don't need all the pieces to fit together when you start a puzzle, right?

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7.5
She Wolf #6

Feb 27, 2017

ommaso just rips through this issue while setting up his end game.

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8.5
Shirtless Bear Fighter #1

Jun 22, 2017

Bear puns and beatdowns, all wrapped in a nudist lumberjack aesthetic " granted, Shirtless does don pants by the end " that's the currency being traded here. Straight-forward in internal logic and ridiculous in execution, it's bloody amazing.

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8.5
Spencer & Locke #1

Apr 13, 2017

While Spencer plays it pretty tame this issue, I cant help but think Pepose and Santiago Jr. are biding their time before truly unleashing the homicidal psycho jungle cat.

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8.0
Star-Lord (2016) #5

Mar 31, 2017

Actually, no. I'm really wishing this series acts as a soft-launch for "Guardians of Galaxy," which follows the (mis)adventures of Star-Lord, Daredevil, Shocker, Black Cat, Old Man Logan and Abigail Brand as bouncers for a space-disco called Galaxy. Make mine Marvel" please.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #11

Feb 10, 2017

Overall, its not bad; its just bland. So dont sneak off; just say, Thanks for a lovely evening, and go off into that good night.

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8.0
Super Sons #2

Mar 20, 2017

Two issues in and only getting stronger.

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9.0
The Damned #1

May 8, 2017

Honestly, nothing against "Lucifer" or "Darkness Visible," but when Bunn and Hurtt get together, there's just something that's so damned special.

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7.5
The Flintstones #8

Feb 6, 2017

I laughed, hard, but humor's pretty subjective. Either way, based on the sheer volume high- and low-brow jokes, it's hard not to applaud the effort.

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8.5
The Flintstones #12

Jun 8, 2017

Lets not say goodbye, lets say see you soon like, say, in a slick, oversized, hardcover.

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5.5
The Greatest Adventure #1

Apr 21, 2017

Theres no blatant reason to drop The Greatest Adventure, but theres no compelling reason to pull it either. That might be the most damning part of all.

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8.0
The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1

Feb 2, 2017

Fantastic art, and a story that follows some typical beats. But knowing all the steps doesn't make the dance any less fun.

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7.0
Titans (2016) #11

May 11, 2017

Regardless of their execution, I am enjoying how DC is weaving together the overall Rebirth tapestry through these almost monthly crossovers. Its making the total event feel truly universal, without having to put the entire line on hold.

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9.0
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #1

May 29, 2017

This is a very strong, very assured debut. Period. Lavalle and Smith set a monster on the warpath and tease just enough of the ethical ramifications that we're never quite sure which of the two leads is actually being referenced as the titular destroyer.

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8.0
Wild Storm #2

Mar 17, 2017

If Warren Ellis keeps writing like this, he should get an entire line. Wait, what...

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