Alex Rodriguez's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics Bulletin Reviews: 43
7.1Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Action Comics #871

Nov 14, 2008

All in all, this issue is a fun and exciting read. Pick it up at your comic shop -- you wont regret it.

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8.0
Action Comics #872

Dec 18, 2008

But speaking to this specific issue, all in all, it is a really exciting and enjoyable read. I would recommend picking up a copy next time youre in your local comic shop.

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6.0
Action Comics #873

Jan 19, 2009

All-in-all, its an okay read. It wont bore you, but it wont leave you wanting more either.

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7.0
Adventure Comics Special: The Guardian #1

Nov 14, 2008

All-in-all, the comic made for a good read and served as a good lesson on how subtlety in art can enhance a story. The writing was good, put without the subtlety in the most important of pages it would not have been as good. Kudos to the art team, the style wasnt overly complex but the emotions are there when they are needed the most. Id recommend picking up this issue the next time youre at your comic shop.

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4.0
Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1

Oct 28, 2008

All-in-all, this is a disappointment and I wouldn't really recommend you spend your money on it unless you have the overwhelming desire to keep your Ghost Boxes Collection complete.

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10
Banana Tail #1

Nov 26, 2008

All in all, this is a must have. If you have young children or your friends do, this would make a great addition to their library and a great Holiday gift. All Banana Tail books and products are available through BananaTail.com -- Order your copy today!

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8.0
Batgirl (2008) #5

Nov 24, 2008

All-in-all, this team is great together and not only do I recommend you pick up this book at your local comic shop, pick up the previous issues while youre there. Enjoy!

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6.0
Batman: Cacophony #1

Nov 16, 2008

All-in-all, Batman: Cacophony is a bittersweet issue. The dialog and art are good, but the story at this point is not as strong as I was hoping it to be, and well see how well some choices play out. If your comic shop has copies on hand, check it out, but dont really go out of your way to find it if your shop doesnt have it.

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5.0
Batman: Cacophony #2

Jan 4, 2009

As a fan of the Joker--and, of course, there is one more issue for my mind to be changed--I cannot endorse Smiths iconoclastic decision to deface this character. Overall, I find the story (and the choices made within it) to be a contrived and cheap substitute for substance.

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4.0
City of Dust #2

Nov 17, 2008

Unfortunately, these steps were not effectuated and the writing falls just short making for a flip through read. All-in-all, this comic falls just short of forgettable and isnt something that will spark conversation.

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8.0
Echoes of the Damned #1

Nov 24, 2008

All-in-all, this is a really entertaining comic that will leave you wanting more. Pick up a copy next time youre at your local comic shop. You wont be disappointed.

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8.0
Faces of Evil: Deathstroke #1

Jan 22, 2009

All-in-all, it was a fun read with great art. Pick up a copy next time youre at your local comic shop.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2006) #25

Oct 16, 2008

All-in-all, it was a good and fun read. Id recommend reading the storyline from its beginnings in Justice League of America #22, but if you cant get your hands on those copies, this issue is more than capable of standing on its own.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2006) #26

Nov 10, 2008

All-in-all, it was a good read. A bit anti-climactic, but I have faith that it is only a piece to a larger puzzle, in which case lets keep building to see what the final picture paints. Check out this issue.

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10
Spider-Man: Noir #1

Dec 16, 2008

All-in-all, this is a great read and a must have from this year's releases. The end will leave you craving more.

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9.0
Spider-Man: Noir #2

Jan 20, 2009

All-in-all, this, much like the first issue, is a must read from this week's releases. This series has this reviewer hooked, and I can't wait for the next installment. Run to your local comic shops on Wednesday and pick up a copy of Spider-man Noir #2 -- believe me, you won't regret it!

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9.0
Spider-Man: Noir #3

Feb 17, 2009

All-in-all, the Spider-man: Noir team does it again! Go to your shop this Wednesday to pick up a copy of Spider-man: Noir #3, if for no other reason.

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10
Spider-Man: Noir #4

Mar 17, 2009

All-in-all -- and I know it's an immense clich -- RUN, don't walk, to get this issue on Wednesday. Why can't more comics be like this? Here's hoping this title gets another run!

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7.0
Supergirl (2005) #36

Dec 22, 2008

All-in-all, this is a good issue with some significant artistic consistency problems. Would these problems not have occurred, the score probably would have been higher, but when it comes to an issue of this tone, the writing does not merit a higher score despite the art. Despite all this, thankfully, the issue is not a tangent comic and does continue the story right where the issue before it left off. Definitely check this one out if youve been following the New Krypton arc. Otherwise, its a good read, but not a must have either.

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8.0
Superman #682

Dec 15, 2008

All-in-all, its a fun read that does a great job of furthering the suspense that has been building since this arcs inception. Check your local comic shops for this issue -- itll definitely make you want to keep reading if you arent already hooked.

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9.0
Superman: New Krypton Special #1

Oct 25, 2008

All-in-all, this is one story arc that I am excited to see through to the end. Get your hands on this issue before theyre all gone. Believe me, you wont regret it.

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4.0
The Night Projectionist #1

Dec 27, 2008

All-in-all, this comic is okay, at best. Its not something that I would consider memorable or even bring up with friends to discuss. Dont be afraid to skip this comic when you head out to your local comic shop.

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6.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #126

Oct 17, 2008

The comics cliffhanger ending leaves the reader wondering how vast the repercussions of everything that has happened up to now will be. All-in-all, Id recommend it to anyone looking for an exciting read that wont take too much brain power.

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6.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #127

Oct 21, 2008

All-in-all, I thought this issue was a good read. But it may not be your cup-o-tea if you are looking for something that is going to challenge you intellectually. But if you're in the mood for an entertaining story with relatable characters (even if it's in fond memories) then you should check out this issue. But you shouldn't really inconvenience yourself to get it.

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8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #128

Nov 25, 2008

All-in-all, this is a fun and redeeming read for this series. Pick up a copy the next time you're at your local comic shop, it may make a fan of you yet.

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8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #129

Dec 23, 2008

All-in-all, this is a fun read and I would definitely recommend you pick up a copy the next time you head to your local comic shop.

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8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #131

Feb 24, 2009

All-in-all, this is a pretty good read and a beautiful issue to look at, successfully building the suspense for Ultimatum #3. Pick up a copy the next time you're at your local comic shop.

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8.0
Ultimate X-Men #98

Nov 25, 2008

All-in-all, this is a good read and is full of powerful themes and undertones running throughout it. If you're looking for a comic that will instigate deep thought, then this is the comic for you. Pick this comic up at your local comic shop this week.

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9.0
Ultimatum #2

Dec 28, 2008

All-in-all, this is a great comic and an intense story. There is at least one character you can identify with, if not more. The dramatic ending will not only leave you on the edge of your seat, but also craving more. I recommend you pick up this issue at your local shop before they run out. You wont regret it.

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8.0
Uncanny X-Men #504

Nov 18, 2008

All-in-all, this makes for a good read that leaves you wanting more. Come Wednesday, pick up a copy from your local comic shop.

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7.0
Warhammer 40,000: Fire & Honour #2

Oct 24, 2008

Now, this series doesnt seem like it will really offer anything unique, but so far it appears to have a solid foundation and has the potential to keep the readers attention throughout the rest of this installment of the Warhammer saga. All in all, if you see it in your local comic shop and youve got some cash to spare, check it out.

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3.0
Warhammer 40,000: Fire & Honour #3

Nov 13, 2008

All-in-all, and I am disappointed to report, this issue is a bust. The story didnt seem to qualify for its own independent issue. Had more been going on more positive things could have been said about the comic. But as is? Unless you are collecting the series, you can skip this issue all together and pick up again on issue #4. Hopefully itll be more in line with the quality of issue #2.

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2.0
Warhammer 40,000: Fire & Honour #4

Dec 22, 2008

All-in-all, I would not recommend this comic book. It is a definite no thank you from this months releases.

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8.0
What If? House of M #1

Dec 2, 2008

All-in-all, this is a really good and refreshing read. Pick it up at your local comic shop this Wednesday; it's a comic that reminds us of the power people have when they choose to stand together as one.

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7.0
Wolverine Noir #1

Apr 14, 2009

All-in-all, it's a fun read but I dont think it'll be the best in the Marvel Noir line. I'd recommend checking out Wolverine: Noir if you've been following the new Noir line. And if you haven't, it's still a solid read.

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10
Wolverine: Flies to a Spider #1

Dec 9, 2008

All-in-all, this comic was a great read, and I strongly recommend you get your hands on a copy of this one before it sells out.

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9.0
Wolverine: Switchback #1

Jan 6, 2009

(This issue also contains an 8-page Wolverine storyline entitled Wolverine: Punching Bag -- written by Gregg Hurwitz with art by Juan Doe -- as well as a sneak peak at Agents of Atlas -- written by Jeff Parker with pencils by Carlo Pagulayan, inks by Jason Paz, and colors by Jana Schirmer -- scheduled for a February 4th release.)

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2.0
X-Men Vs. Hulk #1

Feb 3, 2009

To be honest, I don't know if you could make it through this issue if you actually took the time to buy it, so all-in-allnope. Sorry.

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4.0
X-Men/Spider-Man #3

Jan 13, 2009

All-in-all, this issue just wasn't that good. And unless you really like the art and have already started collecting the series, it's definitely something you can skip from this weeks releases.

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9.0
X-Men: Worlds Apart #1

Oct 16, 2008

All-in-all, get your hands on this if you can. If you are looking for a story that plays out more in the characters minds then with their fists then you will really enjoy this read. And if youre looking for a WAM! POW! action issue, dont be deterred as there is still something in it for you too.

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8.0
X-Men: Worlds Apart #2

Nov 18, 2008

All-in-all, this is a fun and exciting second installment and a definite buy at your local comic shop come Wednesday. You won't be disappointed.

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7.0
X-Men: Worlds Apart #3

Dec 30, 2008

All-in-all, although this issue is not as good as its predecessors, it is still a good and entertaining read with some clever mechanics to battle tactics. I would recommend picking up this issue the next time you're at your local comic shop, especially if you've been following the miniseries.

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5.0
X-Men: Worlds Apart #4

Jan 27, 2009

All-in-all, if you're collecting the series, pick up this issue. If you're not well, what you guess is the ending is probably just as good.

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