Robbie Pleasant's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 62
7.4Avg. Review Rating

5.4
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9

Sep 23, 2016

In spite of some baffling decisions, the comic still works with it as well as possible, and manages to deliver some good dialogue, action, and character moments.

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8.5
All-New All-Different Avengers #1

Aug 11, 2016

Its a very fun little diversion, with a variety of talented writers and artists coming together to make a cute issue filled with all sorts of entertaining shorts. If youre looking for the latest in the ongoing drama of the Avengers and the Marvel universe, you wont find it here, but if youre looking to be amused and entertained, give it a read.

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7.2
All-New All-Different Avengers #12

Aug 1, 2016

Great action, very good use of characters, and pretty clever, but still feels like little was accomplished in the way of story progression.

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7.8
Aquaman (2016) #10

Nov 7, 2016

A strong Mera-centric issue, giving her a chance to shine and struggles to overcome, accompanied with solid artwork and good pacing.

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8.2
Aquaman: Rebirth #1

Jun 13, 2016

A good jumping on point for anyone who wants to get into the "Aquaman" comics, as it's meant to be, with good action and character moments.

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8.1
Astonishing Ant-Man #9

Jun 20, 2016

A strong issue, with great dialogue and heist elements, and advances the story smoothly. Anyone who jumps in here will have a quick intro to get caught up, then it's time to, as the issue puts it, "Cue Ocean's Eleven soundtrack."

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7.3
Avengers (2016) #1

Nov 4, 2016

A solid start, with art that manages to be both good and too much at the same time, and some fun time travel paradoxes to enjoy. Might not be the most iconic team yet, but it's got some good characters in its lineup.

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6.3
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

Aug 22, 2016

If you're a fan of the characters, you'll enjoy seeing them come together, and will be interested in the stakes it raises. If you're not already a fan, this might not be the issue to draw you in.

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8.3
Batman / TMNT Adventures #1

Nov 10, 2016

Very strong for everything it is. Good characterization, pacing, and artwork, while clearly differentiating itself from the previous Batman/TMNT crossover.

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7.8
Blue Beetle (2016) #1

Sep 30, 2016

A solid reintroduction for Jaime, with good character dynamics, a nice set of plot hooks, and some excellent action.

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7.8
Blue Beetle (2016) #5

Jan 30, 2017

It does well in terms of action, emotion, and character. Things are being set in motion, and I look forward to seeing how it unfolds.

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6.7
Captain America: Steve Rogers #4

Aug 26, 2016

A mostly dialogue-heavy issue that still carries the plot, provides more background to Captain America's Kobik-altered history, and adds a new twist to his Hydra allegiances. Things are progressing, for better or worse, and it contains a few powerful moments, none of which have anything to do with "Civil War II."

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5.3
Champions #3

Dec 12, 2016

It's well-intentioned, and looks great, but that only counts so much when it makes otherwise great characters into frustrating ones.

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6.7
Civil War II: Gods of War #2

Jul 18, 2016

A great team and some good action, although it feels a little rushed in terms of progression. One of the better "Civil War II" tie-ins, considering it uses the event comic as a backdrop to the continuing story from the "Hercules" comics.

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7.0
Deadpool (2015) #13

Jun 6, 2016

Overall, it's hard to recommend this as a great "Deadpool" comic, but if someone's looking for a fun team-up or two, a self-contained story, and some wacky Deadpool antics, they'll find what they're looking for in here.

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8.9
Deadpool (2015) #20

Oct 14, 2016

Balances the humor and the heart nicely, backed up by strong, solid art. But most importantly, it could very well come at a time in someone's life when it's just what they needed to read.

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7.8
Deadpool: Last Days of Magic #1

May 23, 2016

A decent Deadpool story that explores the magical elements of his world, with a surprisingly emotional gut punch thrown in for good measure.

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5.2
Deadpool: The Duck #2

Jan 23, 2017

They're trying to do their best with a concept no one asked for, and credit must be given for what it does right, but the humor falls flat frequently. Looks great, though.

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3.5
Death of X #1

Oct 7, 2016

The great artwork and Inhuman side of the story helps compensate for the shortcomings of the X-Men part, and the M-pox is fittingly horrific, but the story itself does little good.

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7.5
Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #1

Oct 20, 2016

A decent start, with strong characters and nice connections to the works of Douglas Adams.

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7.9
Doctor Strange / The Punisher: Magic Bullets #1

Dec 16, 2016

A solid first issue on all fronts, making a most unlikely of team-ups one to look forward to.

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8.9
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1

Sep 15, 2016

A very solid and entertaining start to a promising run. The Third Doctors greatness is not overlooked or underplayed here.

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8.8
Dungeons & Dragons (2016) #2

Jun 17, 2016

A very fun read, full of great characters, good lines, and a connection to a classic Dungeons and Dragons game storyline. If you wanted to see more of the characters from the Baldurs Gate comic, their latest adventure will not disappoint.

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6.8
Dungeons & Dragons (2016) #5

Oct 10, 2016

A decent finish to the "Shadows of the Vampire" arc, with high threats and good action, although somewhat unfulfilling in how little the characters really managed to accomplish.

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7.3
Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant's Fury #1

Jan 13, 2017

Overall, the issue is a good start to a new arc. The writing is solid (I've come to expect great things from Jim Zub when he's behind a fantasy tabletop game comic), and the artwork is excellent.

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6.7
Green Lanterns #11

Nov 21, 2016

Good characterization and artwork only slightly hampered by some plot-mandated poor choices. Continues to build the Phantom Ring story arc well.

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4.3
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #12

Sep 26, 2016

The artwork gives it a lot of heart, and it has some shining moments, but the dialogue makes it so clunky that it drags down the rest.

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7.4
Invader Zim #10

Jun 10, 2016

Its fine as far as individual Invader Zim stories go, with strong writing and artwork, but little in the way of a real laugh out loud experience, and overall a little forgettable. However, this does not detract from the comics solid run, and was still an overall positive read; Id recommend it for fans of Invader Zim, but not for the casual reader who just grabs an issue now and then or is looking to get started.

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8.1
Invader Zim #12

Aug 15, 2016

A lot of fun, well-written, and definitely has fun with the mechanics and paradoxes of time travel. Another entertaining addition to the "Invader ZIM" comics.

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7.5
IvX #0

Dec 2, 2016

A surprisingly solid buildup to the IvX conflict, handled in a satisfying manner. I may be skeptical of IvX as a whole, but the zero issue was actually pretty good.

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7.9
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Giants #1

Dec 8, 2016

An enjoyable read, nicely adapting both the classic show and folk tale, with very solid artwork.

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6.2
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

Dec 26, 2016

Lord help them they're trying, but while it looks great, there's just so many things that don't work like they should. It's fine if you want to shut your brain off and watch two teams go toe-to-toe, I suppose.

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8.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #4

Jun 27, 2016

The improved characters, continually escalating conflict, and proper use of the giant robots allows the comic to grow and shine in ways that the show never could. The action does things that suit actors never did, there's more depth to the team both as individuals and as a group, and the explosions actually mean something aside from dramatic effect. A thoroughly entertaining issue.

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8.2
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #5

Jul 21, 2016

While the break from the previous issues events is a tad jarring, its still a solid piece on its own, giving more depth to some characters and exploring things in ways the show didnt.

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8.9
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #6

Jan 26, 2017

With plenty of giant robots, character development, and a satisfying conclusion, its a great way to bring the original Pink Rangers story to an end.

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8.2
Monsters Unleashed #1

Jan 20, 2017

Light on story, but plenty of amazing artwork and excellent monster designs, while setting up what's to come from this event.

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8.3
Ms. Marvel (2015) #13

Dec 5, 2016

Great writing and great artwork, made to inspire. But certainly a stark contrast to our reality.

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6.5
Munchkin #18

Jun 23, 2016

while not necessarily bad, it doesnt have as great a punch or as much hilarity as some previous issues. Still, it will certainly entertain anyone whos a fan of Munchkin and the Lovecraft mythos.

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8.5
New Superman #1

Jul 15, 2016

A very nice introduction, featuring strong artwork, characters, and plenty of room to grow both the story and individuals within it. I look forward to seeing where the story goes and how Kenan grows.

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8.5
New Superman #3

Sep 19, 2016

Very solid issue, capitalizing on characters and plot development with still just enough action to keep things energized.

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7.2
Pathfinder: Worldscape #1

Oct 24, 2016

Well-paced, well-drawn, and entertaining, albeit feeling a little uninspired at times. Has the makings of a fun little crossover, particularly for "Pathfinder" players.

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6.8
Planet of the Apes / Green Lantern #1

Feb 2, 2017

An alright setup to an odd concept, but one with enough potential to be perhaps worthwhile.

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5.5
Rick and Morty #16

Jul 29, 2016

It fits in nicely with the Rick and Morty universe, matching up with the show nicely in character, art, and theme. While mostly by the numbers, it does have a little in the way of character development and uniqueness, but otherwise, its just okay, and doesnt quite capture the magic of the show as much as Id have hoped.

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6.5
Rick and Morty #19

Oct 31, 2016

A step up from previous issues, tying storylines together with some good humor, moments of cleverness, and fun action.

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7.3
Rocket Raccoon and Groot #8

Sep 2, 2016

An entertaining crossover with some of the most entertaining characters Marvel has to offer. Some good gags and entertaining moments throughout the entire issue, without getting bogged down by the seriousness of the Civil War.

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7.2
Serenity: No Power In The 'Verse #1

Oct 28, 2016

A solid start, with good pacing, character moments, a story that gets you engaged, and art thats more or less strong throughout.

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6.5
Solo #1

Oct 17, 2016

A solid start, with great artwork and good characterization, although some difficulty striking the right tonal balance.

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7.9
Spider-Man/Deadpool #6

Jul 4, 2016

A very entertaining intermission, with a team that's clearly having a blast working on it. Plenty of jabs at Hollywood and today's superhero films, but all done organically and with plenty of affection.

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8.3
Spider-Man/Deadpool #11

Nov 14, 2016

Clever, great artwork, and overall lots of fun. Penn Jillette's guest foray into comics is unsurprisingly enjoyable.

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8.1
Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #1

Dec 22, 2016

A good start that provides a nice introduction to both characters and story, with excellent artwork every step of the way.

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7.2
Star Wars (2014) #25

Nov 28, 2016

Not the strongest issue in what is still a good run, but still provides some good moments and great action, with solid dialogue and artwork.

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7.3
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #4

Jul 11, 2016

A decent beginning for the next little story arc, with some good character moments and connections to other "Star Wars" comics.

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7.2
Steven Universe (2017) #1

Feb 9, 2017

Fluff, but nice fluff, and properly takes some of the things that make the show great and puts them in comic form. If youre a fan of the show, youll enjoy the comic too.

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8.9
Super Sons #1

Feb 16, 2017

The sons of Superman and Batman have the same great chemistry as their fathers, and I look forward to seeing how they grow together.

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8.2
Teen Titans (2016) #2

Nov 25, 2016

As far as second issues go, Teen Titans is doing well. The story moves at a good pace, a threat is properly introduced, and the artwork goes a long way for the action, emotion, and characters.

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8.9
Thanos (2016) #1

Nov 17, 2016

A very good start, with great writing, pacing, and artwork. Thanos is back, and hes a force to be reckoned with once again.

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7.7
The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1

Jan 6, 2017

A good start to an often-underused hero, providing good character moments and excellent artwork. Great for fans of the character and those looking to start reading his adventures.

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6.7
The Great Lakes Avengers #4

Jan 16, 2017

Good character work and nice artwork, albeit somewhat hectic.

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8.2
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #9

Jul 1, 2016

Clever, entertaining, and not at all serious. A good bit of entertainment for those looking for some light comic reading, with strong and likable characters.

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7.8
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #11

Aug 29, 2016

Endearing, entertaining, and has solid writing backed up by equally solid art. Another win in the continuing story of Squirrel Girl, with a little lesson in programming to back it up.

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5.0
Torchwood #1

Aug 5, 2016

Some great dialogue and scenes, backed up by good artwork, but still feels all over the place, and the moments feel disconnected from one another.

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7.9
Unbelievable Gwenpool #5

Aug 19, 2016

A good start to the next Gwenpool storyline. It gets readers invested in the characters, includes some good moments of comedy, and makes nice use of Gwens knowledge from beyond the fourth wall.

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