Percy Waelchl's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: GWW Reviews: 35
7.8Avg. Review Rating

9.0
Action Comics (2016) #974

Feb 22, 2017

After the galaxy spanning last arc, Jurgens returns to Superman the man and develops a caring narrative. His ongoing story with Lois and fake Clark finally starts to pull back the curtain on the mystery and promises some surprises. Both plots move readers forward and make the wait for the next issue difficult.

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9.5
Action Comics (2016) #975

Mar 8, 2017

Complex, dangerous, yet still fun. Action Comics #975 delivers some of the the best comic book value available. Beyond dollar value, DC's commitment to every other week shipping ensures a sense of momentum to this story line.

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7.0
Aquaman (2016) #16

Feb 2, 2017

A fine life raft for readers to jump on, but a safe local story in what could have been an exciting world building opportunity. Issue #16 floats safely on.

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8.5
Batwoman: Rebirth #1

Feb 15, 2017

The creative team of Bennett, Tynion, Epting, and Cox crafts an artistic issue that invites new and former readers back to the character, while teasing just enough for fans to get excited about. Kate Kane remains a powerful character who is often easier to identify with than Bruce Wayne.

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7.5
Deathstroke (2016) #19

May 24, 2017

After a slow start to this crossover, Deathstroke #19 finally makes up time and creates an engaging event.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #21

Jul 5, 2017

While it will only be a matter of time before things fall apart, with Priest at the helm, readers can trust that it will be a ride worth taking.

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7.5
Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1

May 10, 2017

Creating a new character, free of the narratives from previous media, provides writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir with the opportunity to tell their own story.

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8.0
Dragon Age: Knight Errant #2

Jun 15, 2017

The first issue was best enjoyed by Dragon Age fans, but issue #2 can be enjoyed by any reader or fantasy fans. The racial themes are engaging and do not depend on existing knowledge of the world.

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6.5
Dragon Age: Knight Errant #3

Jul 12, 2017

The lack of emotional connection is the missed opportunity of this issue. After a solid second issue, this issue regresses.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #22

May 17, 2017

Flash #22 is a necessary conclusion to a crossover that raised more questions than it answered. Williamson's writing and Porter's art make the journey more satisfying that than destination. Personal moments of each hero's failure and loss stick with readers well past any new tease at the larger Rebirth mystery.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2016) #25

Jun 21, 2017

Benjamin Percy creates a fine jumping off point for a new storyline, but in doing so he reduces the significance of the characters and events his previous arc. While there's plenty of questions keep readers coming back, there is a disregard for readers that invested in this series over the last year.

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7.0
He-Man / Thunder Cats #5

Feb 15, 2017

The issue is action packed but ultimately does little to move the story forward. Issue #6 should be an exciting conclusion to this fandom crossover

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7.5
He-Man / Thunder Cats #6

Mar 15, 2017

In today's story, He-Man and Lion-O learned that working together allows people to accomplish more than doing things alone. Skeletor and Mumm-Ra found out that being greedy only hurts people, including themselves.

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7.5
Injustice 2 #1

May 3, 2017

Taylor crafted a well-paced series with the original Injustice and there is a reason to believe that he can do the same again here.

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6.5
Justice League / Power Rangers #2

Feb 8, 2017

The story set up thus far is as static as any iteration of a predictable episode from Saban's long running series.

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8.0
Justice League of America: Killer Frost Rebirth #1

Jan 25, 2017

A successful transition from Killer Frost's role in Justice League vs. Suicide Squad into her new role on the Justice League of America. Caitlin Snow's internal battle to fight against the prejudice and judgment of others and set her own future continues the empowerment themes that Orlando and Houser created with each of these JLA:Rebirth one-shots.

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7.0
Odyssey of the Amazons #1

Jan 25, 2017

The juxtaposition of multiple mythologies provide Grevioux with a world of adventure to explore that looks to earn the Odyssey in the title. This first issue is successful in investing the reader in these characters. While there is not a strong tie to any of DC's existing story lines, this stand alone adventure may prove to be a journey worth taking.

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9.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #7

Feb 8, 2017

This wonderful issue remains true to who Todd is while adding a new layer that many readers never considered. As a result, Jason Todd and the reader are left in a better place.

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8.5
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #9

Apr 12, 2017

Dark and jaded, yet full of hope, Red Hood and the Outlaws #9 is confident in tone and artwork.

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7.5
Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock (OGN) #1

Mar 29, 2017

The Power Rangers maybe a franchise built in the 90's, but Power Rangers: Aftershock is a standalone tie-in with modern day sensibilities. Rather than throw away fan service, Aftershock succeeds in continuing to develop the characterization of the Power Rangers. The price tag maybe high for a comic, but for the price of another movie ticket, Parrott provides fans an opportunity to enjoy more time with the heroes of Angel Grove.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #27

Jul 19, 2017

Superman #27 feels like a one-shot that brings the family closer together and honors the military service of American women and men.

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9.0
Superwoman #9

Apr 19, 2017

This new powerless Superwoman is a great starting point for any reader interested in solid characters. Readers turned off by the direction the last arc took will find a welcome return to a passionate and powerful new Superwoman.

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8.0
Superwoman #10

May 10, 2017

In spite of a historic and convenient plot device, K. Perkins defines a strong, human voice for Lana and a confidence to Lana's role as Superwoman.

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7.5
Superwoman #11

Jun 15, 2017

K. Perkins again delivers strong and emotional characters inSuperwoman #11, but the plotting jumps too quickly to deliver the emotion the story deserves. Fortunately, this arc is not finished and neither is Perkins time with Lana Lang.

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7.5
Superwoman #12

Jul 12, 2017

As a conclusion to the story arc,Superwoman #11 is rushed and spends too little time with too many characters. As a journey of self-discovery for Lana Lang,Superwoman#11 is a success.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2016) #7

Apr 26, 2017

While Teen Titans #7 serves up a nice introduction for Aqualad, there are lingering concerns with Percy's character balance and lack of strong female characterization.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #9

Jun 28, 2017

Benjamin Percy continues to expand and develop team members and his scripting makes it easy for any reader to join in.

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8.5
Teen Titans (2016) #10

Jul 26, 2017

Even with the over reliance on Robin and struggles with Starfire's characterization, Percy crafts an engaging team that continues to discover who they are as individuals and who they want to be as a team.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016) Annual #1

May 31, 2017

The "Lazarus Contract" is too rush for readers of any of the three titles to invest heavily in the conclusion. With a number of plot threads, confrontations, and explanations still lingering, this finale is unsatisfying.

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7.0
The Flintstones #10

Apr 5, 2017

Overall Russell's The Flintstones remains socially relevant, but this issue's valuable gems of commentary are obscured through the pile of story threads.

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8.0
The Flintstones #11

May 3, 2017

Russell has time and again held a mirror up to human nature to reflect back our own ugliness.

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9.0
The Flintstones #12

Jun 7, 2017

Mark Russell's The Flinstones was one of the most important and relevant titles to come out of a major comics publisher over this past year. The final issue is an excellent stand alone criticism and a concluding chapter to his social commentary.

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9.0
The Power of the Dark Crystal #1

Feb 22, 2017

This is an essential read for fans of the franchise and for any fantasy fan. Even readers not connected with the franchise will find themselves pulled into this world and wondering what comes next. The setup of the first issue promises a world changing tale of adventure, sacrifice, and hopefully renewal.

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8.0
The Power of the Dark Crystal #3

May 24, 2017

The Power of the Dark Crystal #3 brings excitement, confrontation, and drives the narrative forward.

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6.5
Titans (2016) #8

Feb 8, 2017

While readers that fondly remember the "good ol' days" of the Teen Titans will welcome this issue, casual fans can safely skip this beginning of a new story arc.

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