Michael Mazzacane's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 38
7.3Avg. Review Rating

7.5
Batman (2016) #25

Jun 26, 2017

The fuse is lit, 'The War of Jokes and Riddles' has begun. As always it makes me wish Janin and Chung could somehow do this book all the time.

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7.5
Batwoman (2017) #4

Jun 23, 2017

The creative team manage to close this chapter of Batwoman in a satisfying fashion that develops everything you need emotionally for this issue to work.

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8.0
Batwoman: Rebirth #1

Feb 20, 2017

"Batwoman: Rebirth" is the best kind of zero issue, concise in telling the plot and emotional origins of the character, the kind of thing you can give to a friend to explain something without just wiki dumping on them.

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8.0
Black Panther: World of Wakanda #3

Jan 23, 2017

With a warm positive relationship at its center and continued varied interest, "World of Wakanda" lives up its title.

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6.5
Bloodshot: Reborn #0

Mar 24, 2017

This won't really sell new readers or excite the faithful to any meaningful degree.

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7.8
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #4

Jul 20, 2017

"Britannia" concludes with the dark heart of Rome revealed and the promise of more "adventure" as long as Nero is around.

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5.0
Cable (2017) #1

Jun 5, 2017

Unless you're a fan of the character, there are better X-Books and books period you should be buying.

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7.5
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9

Jun 12, 2017

"The Master Race" ends effectively and in a manner, I did not expect when this began 18 or so months ago.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #956

May 15, 2017

'League of Shadows' is over and it's fine, thankfully we won't have to wait very long for new, hopefully, more interesting stories to be told.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #958

Jun 19, 2017

'Intelligence' begins with a return to aesthetic form and a renewed emphasis on Family.

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7.5
Divinity III: Stalinverse #3

Feb 27, 2017

If you've gone this far you'll finish the rather enjoyable ride.

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7.5
Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1

May 12, 2017

"Eternal Warrior: Awakening" is a fine spotlight on Gilad Anni-Padda and what makes him unique. In that regard "Awakening" is a fitting celebration of 25 years of Valiant.

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7.5
Faith #11

May 8, 2017

The final arc of "Faith" continues down a referential rode that shows you don't need absurdist humor and lack of a fourth wall to tell these kinds of stories.

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8.0
Faith #12

Jun 9, 2017

Houser and Co. finish "Faith" on a very strong note with more adventures coming right around the corner.

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6.5
Flash (2016) #21

Apr 28, 2017

We're on this ride and there's no getting off it, nothing is bad about this issue it's just not interesting.

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8.0
Generation Zero #8

Apr 3, 2017

Effective art pieces and sound plotting set "Generation Zero" to go out on a high note, if they can survive the experience.

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7.5
Green Arrow (2016) #26

Jul 6, 2017

'Hard Traveling Hero' gets off to a strong start as the Emerald Archer begins to learn to make if not friends, partners, as he tries to take down his greatest foe.

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7.5
Harbinger: Renegade #5

Jul 13, 2017

'Massacre' lives up to its name.

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7.0
Hulk (2016) #8

Jul 17, 2017

Mariko Tamaki's setup a monster mash, but things are more in the early decorating phase with this issue.

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4.5
Justice Inc: The Avenger - Faces Of Justice #1

Jul 10, 2017

Some nicely executed moments and some supremely poor ones.

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7.5
Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

Jan 16, 2017

"Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth" accomplishes what these kinds of books are meant to do in a fun engaging read.

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7.0
Magdalena (2017) #2

May 1, 2017

Even as Top Cow moves more into the realm of science-crime "Magdalena" continues to show plenty of room for fresh takes in their Artifacts line.

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7.0
Mother Panic #5

Mar 27, 2017

"Mother Panic" and Violet Paige continue to figure themselves out and point towards something better, maybe even "heroic".

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8.0
Ninjak #26

Apr 24, 2017

'The Seven Blades of Master Darque' is true to Kindt's run overall and a satisfying conclusion for a character who is perpetually dissatisfied.

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6.5
Ninjak #27

May 22, 2017

Good art, overall structure, and Lizard Ninjas, make up for an issue that gets in its own way at times.

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7.5
Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1

Jun 15, 2017

If you wanted to give someone a single comic to "sell" them on a universe, this wouldn't be to bad.

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8.0
Rapture #1

May 26, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.0 " "Rapture" takes a strong first step selling readers on character, and getting all the pieces in place for a large scale fantasy adventure down the road.

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7.0
Samaritan: Veritas #1

May 29, 2017

Tech Thrillers aren't a thing you really find in comics at the moment, Image is consistently dominated by fantasy, so this stands out in the crowd and is an all-around workmanlike start to things.

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8.0
Seven to Eternity #5

Apr 17, 2017

"Seven to Eternity" continues its journey with an engrossing first issue to their next arc.

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8.0
Sovereigns #0

Apr 7, 2017

In a glutted market dominated by trading on established IP, "Sovereigns" does enough to be familiar and novel with a cult cast.

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6.0
Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #1

Apr 10, 2017

There is nothing egregiously bad about this comic, but there isn't anything that argues for its existence either.

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8.0
Swordquest #0

May 5, 2017

This is a great introductory issue that sets everything up nicely, on top of a postmodern view.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) Annual #1

Jun 1, 2017

'The Lazarus Contract' doesn't totally rewrite reality, but it does reestablish a link between Slade and the Titans, and tells a surprisingly human story for the Terminator.

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8.0
The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD #1

May 19, 2017

As a Roman history nerd, "455 AD" gave me everything I could want. It played off our understanding of the main series while articulating it with era specific methods. This is a fun bit of historical fiction-fantasy.

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7.5
Wayward #21

Jun 30, 2017

Well, things sure started with a bang. The consistency of this series continues as it returns for its fifth arc.

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4.5
Weapon X (2017) #1

Apr 14, 2017

There is the germ of an idea in Weapon X #1 but with the price, double shipping, art team, and no reason to care at the end of this issue, maybe it wont sprout.

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8.0
X-Men Prime #1

Mar 31, 2017

The X-Men have a compass pointing north, now lets hope they survive the experience.

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7.5
X-O Manowar (2017) #4

Jul 3, 2017

Great art and a narrative that creates the conditions for that art makes for a good read.

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