thecomiccookebook's Profile

Joined: Jun 22, 2016

Recent Activity

thecomiccookebook liked this:
kfc902 reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 16, 2017
7.5

A lot of build up I am still interested. The art was just ok and issue was light on the action but still a good read.

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #29 Aug 16, 2017
5.5

This story arc is so frustrating. There have been five issues and nothing makes much sense. I understand what he's going for is a sort of political debate and choosing the lesser of two evils which I think is cool. The execution, however, does not establish the differences of each side very well. Bruce Wayne in this issue was very bizarre, he does something that is unnecessary as motivation for Ri more

Batman #29

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four ! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he'll have to choose a side-and ...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #8 Aug 9, 2017
7.5

I'm so happy to see this falling into place now. This issue felt hopeful and the story seems to be heading somewhere now. The art was better than usual, I still don't like how one artist can't draw a whole issue but Acuna did most of the issue which I appreciated. Like the characters in this event, I regained hope for this story.

Secret Empire #8

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Aug 9, 2017

UNITED WE STAND - against the SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook liked this:
nec reviewed Secret Empire #7 Jul 26, 2017
6.5

This issue is worse than the last one IMO. I was enjoying this until about 2/3 in and then everything with miles ruins the book for me. It made no sense to me. You have a chance to kill hitler you kill him and that ruined the book for me. The fight scene between widow and punished was great.

Secret Empire #7

By: Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 26, 2017

It was foretold by Ulysses, it's haunted Spider-Man's nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It's time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha...
Rated T+

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook liked this:
Comic Booger reviewed Secret Empire #7 Jul 26, 2017
5.5

This was so bad. Widow got killed like an animal. Punisher working for HYDRA, unreadable fighting scenes (more particularly Frank vs. Nat) Captain America would not let Spidey beat him just like that, seeing Cap's shield break is not shocking anymore, Nadia says "The entire time she has been trying to prevent you from becoming a killer" even though she recreated the Red Room (and the Champions did more

Secret Empire #7

By: Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 26, 2017

It was foretold by Ulysses, it's haunted Spider-Man's nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It's time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha...
Rated T+

+ LikeComments (3)
DDJamesB - Jul 26, 2017

Right? Luckily I read the first sentence and stopped.

nec - Jul 26, 2017

The fight scene between widow and punisher was great I found it easy to follow just go left to right. It did take me a minute to realize the order. But miles not killing him was stupid. That ruined the book for me. I mean if you have the chance to kill butler you kill him.

thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #7 Jul 26, 2017
6.0

A little better than the last issue but still not great. At the very least, more moments of significance happen in this issue but we should have been at this moment a few issues sooner. There's a particular moment that is such a generic event trope that it wasn't even shocking or upsetting. At least this is better than Civil War II.

Secret Empire #7

By: Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 26, 2017

It was foretold by Ulysses, it's haunted Spider-Man's nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It's time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha...
Rated T+

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #6 Jul 19, 2017
5.5

I really don't get the praise for this book. The art is, for the most part, terrible. The prose is pretty good but the story itself isn't very exciting. Spencer keeps pushing back answers for redundant narration of lost hope and distrust. The overall story has been stretched out for too many issues; I feel this would have been better suited for a 5/6-issue series rather than 12 (including #0 and more

Secret Empire #6

By: Nick Spender, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 19, 2017

The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable - this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

+ LikeComments (3)
thecomiccookebook - Jul 19, 2017

I'd agree, some of the drama is pretty good. I'm bummed that this has been decompressed so much. A shorter story would mean a tighter story and the drama would stay in tact.

supercoolyeah - Jul 20, 2017

You gott a point. :)

8.0

This book continues to be hilarious and fun. The story is still not very exciting but is starting to pick up. That said, Zdarsky's comedy and character writing is where this book shines. A definite read for any Spider-Man fan.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 19, 2017

• A tech-crime ring is tightening around Spider-Man.
•  If Ironheart will stop beating him up, she may be able to help him zero in on the source.
•  And who is the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent showing up at Peter's door with more info on Spidey than anyone should have?
Rated T

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook liked this:
EDiakota reviewed Batman #27 Jul 19, 2017
4.0

This was Just a filler issue three is no new information about the War of Jokes & Riddle. The only think positif is you feel bad 4 Kite Man & why he's chose the joker but it was easy tell in just 5 page

Batman #27

By: Tom King, Davide Gianfelice
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution... but it could cost him everything.

+ LikeComments (1)
sovereignsfall18 - Jul 20, 2017

With that spelling and grammar its a wonder dc didn't hire you to take over for king!

thecomiccookebook rated Batman #27 Jul 19, 2017
8.5

Batman #27

By: Tom King, Davide Gianfelice
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution... but it could cost him everything.

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook added Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man to their pull list Jun 29, 2017

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!
The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be th...

+ LikeComment
9.0

I have been looking forward to this all year and I wasn't disappointed. King writes such a tortured Elmer Fudd and re-imagines the Looney Tunes cast in a realistic, gritty setting. The second story was just as good but is more Looney Tunes show inspired. Both stories are fantastic and showcases Tom King's range as a writer.

Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Jun 28, 2017

After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd's obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns.
RATED T

thecomiccookebook reviewed Defenders #2 Jun 28, 2017
6.5

Nothing really happens in this issue. There are a few gorgeous panels by Marquez but besides that, the story isn't very interesting. The last page reveal was pretty ridiculous and didn't make much sense.

Defenders #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 28, 2017

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #5 Jun 28, 2017
6.0

I feel like I'm watching Lost all over again. I don't know how they are going to wrap this story well with how many twists and shocks continue to happen. Art was inconsistent and among each artist's weakest.

Secret Empire #5

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 28, 2017

They thought they were safe! They thought they could handle anything that was thrown against them! But the united heroes of the Marvel Universe never reckoned on the dread power that Steve Rogers would unleash! THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AMAZE YOU!
Rated T+

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed All-Star Batman #11 Jun 21, 2017
7.5

Still solid. There are two stories going on, one past and the other present, and the past story is far more interesting. I know both stories will eventually collide but I find myself a little bored during the the Bruce Wayne, super-spy, elements. Hopefully the landing will be solid.

All-Star Batman #11

By: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"THE FIRST ALLY" part two! Batman races to track down his new nemesis before another murder rocks Miami. But with old secrets revealing unsettling truths about his closest ally, what dark accords will the Dark Knight make in order to stop true evil?
RATED T

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed The Mighty Thor #20 Jun 21, 2017
6.5

This was okay, the allusions to refugees in our society was a bit on the nose for my liking. I'm also sick of Odinson being such a bitch when it comes to who wields the hammer. He's thousands of years old, shouldn't he have grown up by now? The new Thor is unexpected and unnecessary, I'd rather just have one Thor, Jane Foster.

The Mighty Thor #20

By: Jason Aaron, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jun 21, 2017

THE SAGA OF THE ALL-NEW ULTIMATE THOR STARTS HERE!
•  The Ultimate Thor died defending the Multiverse, but his hammer remains. Who will hold the hammer now?
•  War is coming to the Ten Realms. Can the new Ultimate Thor keep back the bloody tide?
Rated T+

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Aquaman #25 Jun 21, 2017
8.0

Pretty great jumping on point. Art alone by Sejic makes this book worth getting. I am not particularly familiar with any of the side characters of Aquaman besides Black Manta and Mera so there were a few moments with the side characters I didn't care about. The story looks like it will be exciting to read in trade.

Aquaman #25

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to ...

+ LikeComment
8.5

Finally, Spider-Man is great again! This book was hilarious, self-aware and entertaining throughout. Kubert does his job, although nothing spectacular and the plot itself isn't anything cool as of yet. That all said, the energy and comedy alone entice me enough to pick this up. Definitely the go-to, in continuity Spidey book.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Jun 21, 2017

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!
The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be th...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #25 Jun 21, 2017
9.0

Mikel Janin, as always, proves why he is one of the best in the comics business currently. His splash pages are absolutely gorgeous. Tom King has got me intrigued yet again with this story arc and the tastefully done storytelling. Can't wait for the next issue.

Batman #25

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"The War of Jokes and Riddles" part one! Don't miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight's greatest failure...and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before-get in on...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Defenders #1 Jun 14, 2017
6.5

Very bland start to this team book. I typically like Bendis team books when there is a lot of team banter and charisma but the characters in this were surprisingly deadpan and serious. Marquez usually draws gorgeous books but this felt a tad messy, possibly rushed. I like that the story is streamlined and straightforward, even though the story is fairly generic. This could get better, probably a s more

Defenders #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 14, 2017

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #4 Jun 14, 2017
6.5

This was okay. The story was a lot more lighthearted than the previous 4 issues. Art was inconsistent; Yu was not on his typical A game. I'm ready for this event to be over and done with so everything is back to normal again and we can (hopefully) focus on individual stories.

Secret Empire #4

By: Nick Spender, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jun 14, 2017

There is a power that can either save the world or doom it! Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power! But unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron! LIVE IN X-CITING TIMES! SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

+ LikeComment
9.0

This is great! Snyder delivered the type of Batman story that I wanted and has the markings of being on the same caliber as Court of Owls. Love how he tied elements from his time on Batman into this. The weakest point was definitely the art, while mostly good, having different artists jump in at random times was jarring. I'm looking forward to the Casting and the Metal event more than before.

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook dropped Black Bolt from their pull list Jun 7, 2017

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.5

Another solid issue. A great character study on why Batman does what he does.

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

thecomiccookebook liked this:
aleyuma reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
10

NOT TRASH

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

+ LikeComments (7)
Big Brother - Jun 8, 2017

Yep, the same opinions that drove you to give the issue a 10 because you disagreed with the score.

aleyuma - Jun 8, 2017

exactly

thecomiccookebook added Black Bolt to their pull list Jun 2, 2017

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook added Pitiful Human-Lizard to their pull list Jun 2, 2017

Pitiful Human-Lizard

Toronto's got a new superhero! And he's pitiful! Lucas Barrett is a 9-to-5 office lackey during the day and a struggling superhero on evenings and weekends. He's also broke. While his job salary is not enough to support his crime-fighting hobby, Lucas finds an alternate plan that may heighten his superhero status. This is the 52-page, full-color de...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook dropped Secret Empire from their pull list Jun 2, 2017

Secret Empire

It's been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook liked this:
Triseult reviewed Secret Empire #3 Jun 2, 2017
4.0

As earth-shattering as the premise of this event is, there's not that much going on. All of it just feels like an alternate reality (Elseworlds?), which is not helped by talk of cosmic cubes that will invariably play a role in solving the event by hitting the big-reset button -- assuredly minus one earth-shattering thing that'll get retconned one year down the line or so when the editors can no lo more

Secret Empire #3

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 31, 2017

Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition - one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren't looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don't worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVEN...

+ LikeComment
thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #3 May 31, 2017
5.0

This was a very slow issue. Nothing of particular intrigue or plot development happened. Last page reveal wasn't even surprising, such things are expected at this point. I have been so excited about this event but up to this point, it seems like meandering. Extra issue definitely wasn't needed, because it's just compressing the story development in a negative way.

Secret Empire #3

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 31, 2017

Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition - one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren't looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don't worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVEN...

+ LikeComment

Reviews for
the Week of...

August

July

More