Scott Shuken's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Shoot The Breeze Comics Reviews: 6
7.5Avg. Review Rating

7.5
Action Comics (2016) #983

Jul 12, 2017

This issue was definitely the most action-heavy of the arc. The vast majority of the issue is dedicated to the big, but anything less would have cut short the over-powered slugfest we were promised at the end of the last issue. The relatively straightforward issue was well punctuated by the surprising twist ending.

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8.0
Dark Days: The Casting #1

Jul 12, 2017

While a lot of it is sure to come from Scott Snyder's Batman run, Dark Days makes it clear that Metal will still be its own story, and not just another chapter in Batman's. Feeling very much like a cross between Forever Evil and Final Crisis, Metal is poised to be an exciting and dramatic crossover. Stellar script with a crowded art team

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7.5
Deathstroke (2016) #21

Jul 8, 2017

For a story arc with so many moving parts, this issue did a pretty good job moving them all forward without feeling like the issue was lacking content.

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8.0
Super Sons #6

Jul 20, 2017

The first issue of a new story arc can often be far too much setup and not enough story. By adding a scene about the core dynamic of the Super Sons in the beginning of the issue, Peter Tomasi gives the issue an individual take-away before setting up the larger plot. It's nice to see Jon rubbing off on Damian, but also to see the reverse, as Jon is beginning to take the idea of being a hero more seriously and less like playing. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez welcome the Teen Titans into their book with solid characterizations. The only components of the issue feeling lackluster are the villains, who aren't likely to excite readers unless they're fans of the old and obscure.

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7.0
Superman (2016) #26

Jul 6, 2017

Fun issue and worth reading, but nothing overly spectacular.

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7.0
Superman (2016) #27

Jul 19, 2017

While it was well made and executed, particularly Lois' stop honoring Deborah Sampson, it still didn't deliver on what I'm looking for when I pick up Superman. Coming right after another "day in the family" issue, it just needed a little bit of balance.

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