Nicholas Palmieri's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 54
7.6Avg. Review Rating

8.8
Archie (2015) #20

May 22, 2017

The start of something special for both new and old readers.

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9.2
Astro City (2013) #45

Jun 29, 2017

A thorough exploration of the concept of character rebirths and reinterpretations that grabs you and doesnt let go.

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8.6
Backstagers #6

Jan 30, 2017

Another great chapter in an expressive, imaginative book, with special resonance for anyone who has ever been involved in a creative group.

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8.5
Batman/The Shadow #4

Jul 31, 2017

With unique visuals and unexpected plot developments, these creators keep this crossover from being anything close to predictable.

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6.5
Bettie Page #1

Jul 20, 2017

Final Verdict: 6.5 – "Bettie Page" may not rise above the issues inherent in creating a fictional story starring a real-life pin-up model, but there's enough here to keep it entertaining.

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7.0
Bill & Ted Save the Universe #1

Jun 23, 2017

A fun little read that didn't completely connect to this Bill & Ted first-timer, though the creators are clearly doing great work.

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8.3
Black Hammer #8

Apr 20, 2017

Another bittersweet, moving issue of Black Hammer. Check it out if youre looking for something different from normal superheroics.

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5.5
Black Panther: World of Wakanda #5

Mar 20, 2017

Great concept, but the not-so-great writing drags down the issue and takes the artists down with it. Here's hoping Gay will learn more about comics before writing another one.

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7.5
Catalyst Prime: Accell #1

Jun 15, 2017

Check it out for the incredible visual experience, and hope the story finds a hook while it still can.

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6.8
Coady & The Creepies #1

Mar 17, 2017

Theres definitely potential for a great experience, but for now "Coady and the Creepies" lacks a special touch and a clear direction.

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8.0
Curse Words #3

Mar 23, 2017

Soule and Browne know how to cook up a great time. Whether you love or hate fantasy, this book begs your attention.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #19

May 25, 2017

Even when crossing over with other series, "Deathstroke" remains a must-read title.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #960

Jul 17, 2017

Even building a story around Azrael can't slow down this team's momentum. The fantastic portrayal of Zatanna doesn't hurt, either.

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6.5
Eleanor and the Egret #2

May 18, 2017

Exceptional technical skills from top creators doesnt mean much when they dont work well together.

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8.2
Giant Days #25

Apr 6, 2017

I've always had a great time with this comic in my limited exposure, and even with reduced roles for two of the leads, this issue is no different. If you enjoy slice-of-life sitcoms, check out "Giant Days."

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8.0
Gotham Academy: Second Semester #7

Mar 10, 2017

Great story, great art, great characters, and this issue gives you some major twists, too. This is the type of YA comic DC should always be publishing. If that appeals to you, definitely check it out!

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7.0
Green Lantern / Space Ghost Special #1

Apr 3, 2017

A great read for Green Lantern and sci-fi fans and a good read for fans of a straightforward Space Ghost, but not for anyone expecting a revolutionary interpretation of the latter.

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8.2
Gumballs #3

Aug 7, 2017

With Nations's singular voice in both writing and art, this one-man anthology shows the importance of diverse voices in comics.

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7.5
Heroines #1

Jun 2, 2017

A good debut which stumbles a bit in introducing its themes.

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7.0
Iceman (2017) #1

Jun 8, 2017

Despite some odd artistic and narrative choices, this character study does good by its concept.

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6.3
Invader Zim #17

Feb 17, 2017

If you are interested in either creator or are a Zim superfan, Id say try the issue out; for those who pick and choose which issues they read from this title, Id say skip this one and wait for the regular team to come back.

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6.9
Josie and the Pussycats #4

Feb 6, 2017

A fun, if insignificant, piece of escapist entertainment.

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7.9
Judge Dredd: Funko Universe #1

Jun 5, 2017

Great fun for this inexperienced Dredd reader.

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8.3
Jughead (2015) #12

Jan 16, 2017

North and Charm start a new arc with a bounty of jokes and creativity, all covered in self-awareness. The perfect book to read when you want something that actively pushes against taking itself seriously.

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9.0
Jughead: The Hunger (One Shot) #1

Mar 30, 2017

One of the best single issues in an already impressive line of comics from Archie. Horror fans, comics fans, fans of great storytelling: check this out!

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8.5
Last Song #1

Jul 13, 2017

An exploration of the life of struggling musicians through relatable characters and some experimental methods, resulting in some highly realistic portrayals of this lifestyle.

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8.3
Legion of Super Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1

Jun 19, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable spoof of 80s Legion comics, this issue fully understands both the greatness and ridiculousness of its source material.

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7.3
Midnighter And Apollo #5

Feb 3, 2017

Not the strongest of Orlando's Midnighter saga, but still a solid second-to-last chapter for those who have been following along so far.

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8.5
Misfit City #1

May 12, 2017

A great debut that subverts expectations and has the potential to make a fan out of anyone.

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6.0
Motor Crush #5

Apr 17, 2017

A great aesthetic can only take you so far when your story is this formulaic.

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8.5
Motor Girl #3

Jan 23, 2017

Moore brings his talents to a series both fun and melancholy, told with a smoothness rarely found outside or inside of single-creator books.

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7.8
Ms. Marvel (2015) #17

Apr 24, 2017

Extremely strong character and thematic beats save this slightly anticlimactic arc-ender.

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8.9
New Superman #8

Feb 9, 2017

A superb, layered continuation of the adventures of Kong Kenan and the Justice League China. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates good storytelling.

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8.9
Nick Fury (2017) #3

Jun 26, 2017

A high octane single issue action tale so well crafted that it's hard to tell where one creator's influence ends and another's begins. They don't make 'em like this anymore, folks.

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8.3
Paper Girls #12

Mar 6, 2017

There may not be much progress on the plot side, but this collaboration between creators impresses in every other way.

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5.5
Powerpuff Girls: Time Tie #1

May 29, 2017

Fine for its target audience, not so much for anyone else.

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8.9
Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #2

Jul 3, 2017

The best superhero satire you aren't reading.

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5.8
Regular Show #1

Apr 27, 2017

A few good laughs couldn't save the overall mediocrity of these stories at this price point, though die-hard fans will likely still enjoy it.

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5.5
Rick and Morty #28

Jul 27, 2017

The creators and property are way better than what we got here. Unfortunately, a few solid jokes cant save a book that just doesnt work.

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5.8
Riverdale (One Shot) #1

Mar 3, 2017

Viewers of the show have already seen everything here, and while some of the art is great, its not enough to save the insignificant stories.

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8.8
Rock Candy Mountain #4

Jul 10, 2017

Don't let the hilarity fool you: This book knows how to tell a story.

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8.0
Shade, the Changing Girl #8

May 15, 2017

More about the feeling than the plot, the journey rather than the reason, and expertly portrayed by every member of the creative team.

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4.5
Sherlock: The Blind Banker #2

Feb 13, 2017

An adaptation so absolutely faithful that there is very little reason to read it. Watch the show instead.

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8.2
Spiritus #1

Aug 4, 2017

A fantastic debut, the creators make the experience of reading this issue far better than you could imagine from the concept.

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5.5
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #25

Jul 6, 2017

I want to keep liking you, Stray Bullets. Looks like this issue wasnt the one to convince me.

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8.5
Supergirl: Being Super #3

May 1, 2017

Tamaki and Jones keep bringing their slow indie drama style to a hero who deserves it. If you like stories that focus on emotion and character over plot and superheroics, check this out

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7.8
Superman (2016) #17

Feb 20, 2017

A great showcase for Fiumara's dark and eerie art, as well as Tomasi and Gleason's expertise at writing children.

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7.0
Teen Titans (2016) #6

Mar 27, 2017

These characters finally get the competent comic they deserve.

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7.5
The Flintstones #10

Apr 10, 2017

Not everything works as well as it could, but the parts that do work hit hard. Regardless of its downfalls, "The Flintstones" is a rare beast. Give it a shot while you still can.

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9.0
The Shadow (2017) #1

Aug 10, 2017

A riveting story that uses unconventional means to show why this book needs to exist right now. One of the best debuts Ive read in a long time.

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6.5
The Unsound #3

Aug 14, 2017

A collection of fantastic visuals and engaging scenes that never personally connect.

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9.1
Time & Vine #2

Aug 17, 2017

Like visiting a small winery and the soaking up the history of small human dramas within, this story of a time traveling wine cellar keeps surprising me with its storytelling nuance. Please read this book.

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7.9
Wonder Woman (2016) #17

Feb 27, 2017

Though better when looked at in context of the overall story, all elements of this comic work together so well that even this small piece shines.

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7.5
Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor Special #1

Jun 12, 2017

A fun one-shot for fans of the movie and a nice Rebirth of sorts for Steve Trevor. Hopefully, this leads to more from these characters!

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