Rachel Bellwoar's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: That's Not Current, We Got This Covered, Flickering Myth Reviews: 35
8.4Avg. Review Rating

9.4
Amazing Age #1

May 5, 2017

Amazing Ages #1 is nostalgic catnip, right up there with Stand By Me and Stranger Things in the 80's, friendship department.

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9.0
Angel City #4

Jan 11, 2017

Angel City #4 has Dolores and Co. ignoring past warnings to land themselves in bigger trouble than before.

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9.6
Angel City #5

Feb 8, 2017

If you're ever set up for murder, Dolores is the person you want to emulate, in a dialogue crackling penultimate issue to Angel City.

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7.0
Bullseye (2017) #1

Feb 1, 2017

Bullseye #1 is prepared for readers having the attention span of the titular character, and in the end, it pays off.

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8.6
Cloudia & Rex #1

Jul 7, 2017

Gods have been having a mini resurgence in pop culture this year, but Cloudia & Rex is the first of the recent crop (American Gods, Wonder Woman) where I haven't felt like an outlier to the enthusiasm.

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8.6
Colossi #1

Apr 5, 2017

Pam Grier movie meets The Incredible Shrinking Man is Vault Comics' Colossi #1.

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9.0
Corktown #1

Sep 7, 2016

Part Buffy, part Law and Order, and part its own gritty animal, to use a corny pun, this issue brings bite to two genres that have been done numerous times before.

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8.6
Corktown #2

Nov 16, 2016

Corktown #2 slows down the pace for some spectacular representations of grief.

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7.0
Deathstroke (2016) #12

Feb 8, 2017

Deathstroke #12 lands the big prison exit but falters with a character entrance.

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7.0
Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Dracula (One Shot) #1

Oct 16, 2016

Pitting Dracula against a demon is surprising but not without drawbacks in Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Dracula.

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8.6
Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie #1

Feb 14, 2017

Artistic ingenuity by Njib brings David Bowie's career launching stay at Haddon Hall to life.

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9.0
Heavenly Blues #1

Mar 23, 2017

Heavenly Blues is a theater where what you think you know about Hell gets averted.

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8.0
Heavenly Blues #2

Aug 2, 2017

Heavenly Blues might have its sights towards heaven in issue three but readers won't be in any rush to leave hell.

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5.6
I, Holmes #1

Sep 4, 2016

I, Holmes's Sherlock Holmes roots hinder, rather than help, the series in its action-packed first outing (I Rose is the famous detective's fifth generation great granddaughter).

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6.0
Justice League (2016) #14

Feb 1, 2017

The topics discussed during "Regroup" may not warrant an entire issue, but Bryan Hitch's art and Alex Sinclair's colors provide an energy that the story misses.

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8.6
Kaijumax #1

Jan 31, 2017

Kaijumax imagines what it would be like if humans created an island prison for kaiju movie monsters.

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9.6
Masked #1

Nov 23, 2016

Meticulous interiors, expansive cityscapes, and one incredible opening flashback mark the beginning of Masked: Anomalies.

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8.6
Masked #2

Dec 24, 2016

Issue two develops nicely off of issue one but leaves our point of view character in a precarious position.

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8.0
Masked #3

Jan 25, 2017

The figures from Masked: Anomalies' covers make their debut in issue three.

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9.6
Mr Crypt #1

Aug 30, 2016

Created and written by Troy Vevasis, with art by Aleksandar Jovic, Mr. Crypt #1 is the perfect pick-me-up for a lousy day.

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9.6
Mr Crypt #2

Oct 12, 2016

With a star turn by Baron Rat and monocle fashion statements, Mr. Crypt and the Vampire Menace is the kind of treat I wish people handed out on Halloween instead of candy.

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9.6
Mr Crypt #3

Feb 2, 2017

Mr. Crypt's sure come a long way in his final, and craziest, adventure yet.

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9.0
No Angel #1

Nov 30, 2016

No Angel #1 could've remained an effective small town whodunit. Instead it takes two Biblical twists that have me very excited to see where this comic is going.

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7.6
No Angel #2

Jan 27, 2017

No Angel #2 brings some smart characterizations but weighs too much action for the ending, leaving a scarcer middle section.

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8.0
Odyssey of the Amazons #1

Jan 25, 2017

The early confidence that Odyssey of the Amazons #1 has to leave the Amazon in such dire straits has me excited to see how Grevioux will write them out in issue #2.

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8.0
Quilte Halloween Comicfest #1

Oct 31, 2016

There's a beauty to the containment of the one shot but it also means there are a few cases of stories being cut off rightwhen they're about to get rolling, which could be for lack of timeor lack of answers. We never get to learnthe meaning behindAmanda or Adam's dreams,andAmanda disappears from the narrative entirely. We miss her, which is no small potatoes, and the ending doesn't try to square everything up happily.Quilte does a lot right but feels like it's settling or holding backfrom being great.

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6.0
Romulus #1

Sep 21, 2016

Whether or not you might wish thebackstorycovered was less expansive, it does get alot of the grunt explanation out of the way, leaving the second half of the first issue entirely devoted to an interesting present day. With Ashlar's new goal being revenge on Romulus (a page depicting the methods they employed to destroy the Wolvesensuringyou understand why), will her continued use of their same methods of murder allow her to find the vengeance she seeks?

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9.6
Scrimshaw #1

Oct 10, 2016

Scrimshaw #1 quickly strikes its own path with distinctive characters and a desire to consider big issues like the environment and immigration. Unexpected elements of fantasy keep you on your toes. As a fan of overseas adventures, this comic endeavors to provide that and more.

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8.6
Scrimshaw #2

Dec 16, 2016

Overall, Scrimshaw #2 is a piece mover but has some stand out material for antagonist, Mr. Song.

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9.6
Scrimshaw #3

Feb 9, 2017

The thought of the Runaway Horse team dispersing so quickly after coming together was disappointing in issue two, but in execution, with more of Mims' beautiful ocean shots, Scrimshaw has made the difference inconsequential. One storyline doesn't triumph over the other and there is no shortage of bad guys to go around.

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10
Shipwreck #3

Jan 31, 2017

Shipwreck #3 may be my least favorite issue of Shipwreck so far but that means nothing in a series this good.

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8.6
The Black Suit of Death: The Ides of March #1

Aug 22, 2016

Rising to the challenge of establishing a world, "Ides of March" sets up numerous story possibilities for when issue one gets released this fall.

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7.6
The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari #1

Feb 22, 2017

While I hold out for a prequel series, Olmos' comic adaptation of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari offers new ways of looking at a classic horror film.

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7.6
The Dark #2

Nov 1, 2016

The Dark #2: The Howl is a study in how a cover can lead you astray. I won't make the mistake of overlooking this series again.

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7.6
Uncanny Valley High #1

Mar 8, 2017

Uncanny Valley High is a familiar but clever issue that's part of Space Goat Publishing's great new line of Backpack Editions (graphic novels made to fit bags).

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