Alex Curtis's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics, AiPT! Reviews: 36
6.4Avg. Review Rating

5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #797

Mar 12, 2018

The first chapter of Slott's "Spider-Man" finale doesn't accomplish much and stumbles numerous times. If this is setting the tone for the rest of the arc, then I'm afraid this could be a disappointing swan song for Slott.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #13

Jan 16, 2019

The characters and art are messy, but it's hard to hate on the issue's lilting sense of pathos and humor.

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5.7
Avengers (2018) #2

May 18, 2018

Final Verdict: 5.7 " This issue works decently as an introduction for people curious about comics from Infinity War. Unfortunately, "Avengers" #2 is too meager a meal for already established fans.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #43

Mar 26, 2018

Tom King doesn't even attempt to address the complex thematic, social, and psychological issues he uses in a willy-nilly manner.

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3.3
Batman (2016) #45

Apr 20, 2018

The post-apocalyptic trope due to time travel has been done countless times before, and Tom King's post-modern, derivative take doesn't do the clich or Batman any favors.

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4.0
Batman: Damned #2

Dec 12, 2018

Damned wants you to think it's important. Meaningful. It isn't. It's little more than edgy shock value with heinously conceived jabs at meaning. At its worst, this issue is so embarrassing it'd work as a comedy.

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6.0
Batman: White Knight #7

Apr 9, 2018

Sean Murphy spoils a fascinating story with unwieldly dialogue and a sudden redemption for Batman.

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7.0
Bitter Root #1

Nov 13, 2018

Those who enjoyed the racist-busting shenanigans of BlacKkKlansman and Sorry to Bother You will get a kick out of this messy yet exciting inaugural issue that has no shortage of ambition and heart.

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8.3
Captain America (2017) #698

Feb 19, 2018

"Captain America" #698 isn't very subtle, but with creators this focused and masterful, it's irresistibly exhilarating.

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5.0
Captain America (2018) #6

Dec 19, 2018

In a surprising drop of quality, the pacing, dialog, and characterization devolves into a stagnant, blunt puddle.

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6.0
Cemetery Beach #4

Dec 11, 2018

The concept is strong with this one, but the execution isn't inventive or thorough enough to excite and fulfill its potential.

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8.5
Criminal (2019) #1

Jan 8, 2019

Is it good? It's great! The iconic duo shows no signs of slowing down or reducing quality as they build on their Criminal universe, which worked wonders for a newbie like me. I can only imagine how thrilling this is for preexisting fans.

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5.8
Damage #4

Apr 23, 2018

It's not high art or written exceptionally well, but if you want to see DC's version of the Hulk get a sentient vine shoved down his throat, then you could do a lot worse.

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4.9
Deadly Class #32

Mar 19, 2018

Even Rick Remender can fall into the misguided belief that "bigger equals better." "Deadly Class" is best when it focuses on its cast, but this issue is jumbled overkill.

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4.5
Deadly Class #36

Jan 15, 2019

Deadly Class continues to be in a slump, although this time it's due to an over-long, repetitive filler issue. Hopefully the next installments will move on and learn to just say no to bad melodrama.

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8.5
Doctor Strange: Damnation #1

Feb 26, 2018

"Doctor Strange: Damnation" #1 starts a bit suddenly, but is so well executed, it deserves its place in every pull list. Regardless of your stance on Spencer or Cates, this issue cements them as Marvel's hottest writers on the scene.

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6.4
Domino (2018) #1

Apr 16, 2018

While I'm now intrigued about Domino in a way I've never been before, the average story and bland art hinder the experience.

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9.0
Doom Patrol (2016) #11

Apr 27, 2018

Final Verdict: 9.0 " Gerard Way and company brilliantly tie up loose ends while setting the stage for more insanity to come. "Doom Patrol" is an unadulterated joy to read.

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7.6
Gideon Falls #3

May 21, 2018

While not the most exciting or tense issue, "Gideon Falls" remains one of Lemire's most haunting and ambitious projects to date.

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8.0
Heroes In Crisis #3

Nov 28, 2018

While it doesn't push the mystery forward like the previous installments, #3 gives us more sobering context to the fallen guests of Sanctuary.

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6.3
Maestros #6

May 14, 2018

This is definitely worth a read for the bombastic carnage, but for all the razzmatazz, #6 feels rather hollow for being the climactic battle.

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6.0
Middlewest #2

Dec 18, 2018

While it's a definite step up from its rough predecessor, Middlewest #2 wears a lot of influences but doesn't show it can transcend them, although the possibility is still present.

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5.0
Murder Falcon #4

Jan 9, 2019

Johnson tries to pull at our heart-strings and trigger our adrenaline, but the story is too clumsy to really take flight.

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5.6
Old Man Hawkeye #3

Apr 2, 2018

This creative team has good intentions and some good ideas but they aren't the best fit for this story, which needs a lot more work to succeed.

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8.5
Outer Darkness #2

Dec 12, 2018

From the script to the art, Outer Darkness fuses its inspirations into a wonderfully nightmarish blend. Get on board before it's turned into a hit TV show!

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3.0
Prodigy #1

Dec 4, 2018

I usually enjoy Millar's unabashed stylings. But when he tries to write a super genius trope, it's painfully obvious how little effort he put into writing a convincing character. Without that, this issue falls apart.

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8.0
Shuri (2018) #2

Nov 21, 2018

This series refuses to be a mere spin-off and drives forward with engaging plot and character development.

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4.7
Thanos (2016) #16

Mar 5, 2018

I want to like Donny Cate's apocalyptic take on the Mad Titan, but the current story is too bogged down in details to be wholly satisfying.

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6.8
The Mighty Thor (2015) #706

Apr 30, 2018

A quaint, predictable, yet satisfying farewell to Lady Jane Thor. An important issue worth the price of admission.

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7.5
Tony Stark: Iron Man #5

Nov 1, 2018

Despite my enjoyment of the previous free-wheeling issues with Tony, Slott effectively takes us down a darker path that doesn't sacrifice quality and adds another layer of complexity to an already great series.

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5.5
Typhoid Fever (2018): X-Men #1

Nov 7, 2018

Typhoid Mary deserves to take center stage with McLeod's character work, so it's a shame that this issue lacks the cohesion and tightness of the previous issue.

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8.7
Venom (2018) #1

May 11, 2018

Even if you're not a fan of "Venom" or villain books, Donny Cates and company are already delivering a rich, haunting story that works on a variety of levels.

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8.0
Winter Soldier #2

Jan 2, 2019

Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis aren't messing around and continue giving Bucky an efficient, suspenseful tale worthy of the noir-flavored character.

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7.5
Winter Soldier (2018) #1

Dec 4, 2018

This is an atmospheric and refreshing take on the reformed Russian agent with some serious ambition.

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8.0
Winter Soldier (2018) #2

Jan 2, 2019

Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis aren't messing around and continue giving Bucky an efficient, suspenseful tale worthy of the noir-flavored character.

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6.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #61

Jan 2, 2019

The title takes a step back due to sloppy narrative logic, which harms not just the characters but the narrative. However, the meaty themes are still present along with a stunning step-up in art.

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