Alec Thorn's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: On Comics Ground Reviews: 52
8.9Avg. Review Rating

10
Absolute Carnage (2019) #1

Aug 7, 2019

A nail-biting and terrifying beginning to one of Marvel's boldest events, filled with incredible art, writing, and character moments that keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for the next issue.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #5

Sep 18, 2018

A great conclusion to storyline that jumpstarts the webhead in a new and exciting way.

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8.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #6

Sep 27, 2018

A good tension-breaker for the web-head, with lots of well-done comedy, art, and character moments, but needing a bit more from the latter.

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9.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #7

Oct 10, 2018

An endearing and heart-felt issue between two of the unlikeliest of friends in the Spider-Man comics.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #8

Oct 25, 2018

A great start to a new story arc for the web-head, presenting a great mystery, focusing more on certain characters, and throwing the readers for a loop at the end

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #9

Nov 15, 2018

An exciting development in the Heist storyline, and while Peter is a bit more passive, Felicia and MJ get wonderful development from Spencer

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #10

Nov 30, 2018

A fun, thrilling, and emotional conclusion to the Heist story arc

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #11

Dec 14, 2018

A fun, hilarious, and somewhat touching holiday issue for the web-head that doesn't take itself too seriously, in a good way

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #14

Feb 3, 2019

An enjoyable issue that further sets up the next big storyline, albeit with rushed art and story details

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7.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #15

Feb 20, 2019

An enjoyable payoff to a somewhat underwhelming mini-arc, for which the only purpose is to set up a future storyline

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #16

Mar 4, 2019

A proper set up for the event that develops the story and characters nicely, although is confused on what the villain wants

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9.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #17

Mar 20, 2019

A great start to an supposedly unassuming event for our favorite web-slinger

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9.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #18

Apr 4, 2019

An exciting development that raises the Hunted storyline to a whole new level, and focuses on the personal stakes at hand perfectly

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10
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #19

Apr 12, 2019

An incredible continuation of this storyline with exciting development for the main characters

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9.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #20

May 1, 2019

An exciting story and character-driven development of the Hunted storyline

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10
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #21

May 20, 2019

As Hunted nears its end, this issue pulls out all the emotionally cathartic stops, and sets up a grand finale that will hopefully meet most expectations

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10
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #22

Jun 3, 2019

A fantastic climax to the ongoing Hunted storyline that gives great resolutions to the hero and villain, while everything else looks to be fully resolved next issue.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #23

Jun 21, 2019

A satisfying epilogue to Hunted that delivers for a lot of characters and their resolutions, but somewhat lacking in others.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #24

Jul 1, 2019

An incredibly good set up for Peter, MJ, Mysterio, and the new villain, but could be a little bit better.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #25

Jul 16, 2019

A monumental rollercoaster of a Spidey issue that delivers on the excitement and emotions, but doesn't essentially follow up on what was promised.

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9.1
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #29

Sep 19, 2019

An important, heartfelt, and stellar one-shot for the web-head that teases what's to come in the future.

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9.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) Annual #1

Sep 23, 2018

A grim and chilling story, giving us insight into the symbiote's mind and perspective during its time with Peter Parker.

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9.8
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #2

Dec 9, 2018

A great continuation from the first issue, with an incredibly intriguing story, well-done characters, and fantastic art to boot

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6.2
Edge of Spider-Geddon #3

Sep 21, 2018

A lackluster one-off and prequel that has some merit, but overall fails at introducing these new versions of Peter Parker and Uncle Ben.

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9.1
Edge of Spider-Geddon #4

Sep 28, 2018

A strong final issue for the build up to Spider-Geddon, with lots of good world-building, character moments, and heart.

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10
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #1

Jan 9, 2019

A fantastic first issue, as well as jumping-on point, for this more small-scale look at the life of Peter Parker / Spider-Man

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9.4
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #2

Jan 25, 2019

A great continuation of a fantastic first issue that offers up a lot of fun, comedy, and heart

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10
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310

Sep 29, 2018

An emotional love letter from a talented writer and artist to one of the greatest characters ever created.

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7.0
Scarlet (2018) #1

Sep 1, 2018

Overall, I think this is a promising new start for the character and her story, but only time will tell if Bendis and co. can deliver an interesting and compelling story.

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10
Spencer & Locke 2 #3

Jun 12, 2019

An exciting, insane, and emotionally-gripping issue of Spencer & Locke 2 that pays respect and attention to each major player in the story

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10
Spencer & Locke 2 #4

Jul 3, 2019

An exhilarating and shocking conclusion that gives you everything you'd want and expect, while leaving you begging for more.

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9.0
Spider-Geddon #0

Sep 26, 2018

A very well-done introduction for Insomniac's Spider-Man from Earth-1048, as well as a great prelude to Spider-Geddon.

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8.1
Spider-Geddon #1

Oct 10, 2018

An enjoyable, yet flawed and underwhelming start to Marvel's big Spider-Event.

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7.8
Spider-Geddon #2

Oct 28, 2018

Spider-Geddon continues to limp its way through, with great art, characters, and fights, but being dragged down by a story that's taking forever to set up.

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6.6
Spider-Geddon #3

Nov 8, 2018

A disappointing issue that has some enjoyment in it, but overall continues the messy downward spiral of this event.

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6.4
Spider-Geddon #4

Nov 22, 2018

A slight improvement from an art and character perspective, but still continues to be a story of white noise that has no direction in sight at all.

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6.1
Spider-Geddon #5

Jan 3, 2019

A weak finale to a weak event that unfortunately can't be saved, despite some entertaining action and character moments.

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10
Spider-Man (2019) #1

Sep 18, 2019

One of the most shocking, harrowing, and gut-punching beginnings to any Spidey story I've ever read. Without a doubt, it's gonna be one for the ages.

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10
Venom (2018) #6

Sep 22, 2018

An exhilarating conclusion to an arc that revitalizes the character of Eddie Brock.

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9.0
Venom (2018) #7

Oct 16, 2018

A great and emotional set up for the next chapter of Eddie's story, and shows no signs of dropping in effort and quality.

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9.5
Venom (2018) #8

Nov 18, 2018

An emotionally-driven issue for Venom that develops the characters and story in a masterful way

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10
Venom (2018) #9

Dec 11, 2018

A quieter, more personal issue that puts Eddie up against his inner demons, in an incredibly emotional way

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10
Venom (2018) #10

Jan 21, 2019

A dark, disturbing, and harrowing chapter in the tragic life of Eddie Brock

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10
Venom (2018) #11

Feb 25, 2019

An incredibly thought-provoking and cathartic chapter in the life of Eddie Brock

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9.0
Venom (2018) #12

Mar 25, 2019

An emotional, yet anti-climactic conclusion to the Abyss story arc that could potentially be messed up by future events

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9.3
Venom (2018) #16

Jul 15, 2019

The return of Donny Cates as the writer spells out an incredible psychological story about Eddie Brock's journey without the symbiote, heading towards an unstoppable hurricane of disaster.

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8.4
Venom (2018) #18

Sep 20, 2019

Overall, this is a strong chapter in the event of Absolute Carnage that goes beyond just developing the story. From bringing back Sleeper, to developing and teasing interesting avenues with Dylan, this book is not gonna be one to skip when it comes to keeping up with the overall event. From the character work to the stakes, to the nail-biting tension, I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I'm incredibly excited to see where it all goes next.

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8.3
Venom (2018) Annual #1

Oct 21, 2018

An entertaining trip down memory lane for one of Marvel's most popular characters

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8.1
Venom: First Host #1

Sep 4, 2018

A great first issue for this arc, and I look forward to seeing how this story unfolds for our favorite web-slinging' anti-hero.

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8.2
Venom: First Host #4

Sep 23, 2018

A solid issue that picks up the pace and quality, but still feels rushed overall in terms of story.

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8.1
Venom: First Host #5

Oct 2, 2018

An enjoyable, yet mixed-bag conclusion to an enjoyable, yet mixed-bag mini-series of Marvel's lethal protector.

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7.8
What If? (2010): Spider-Man: Grim Hunt #1

Oct 9, 2018

A great concept with some great moments, but held back by the format it's put under.

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