Alexander Manzo's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 81
7.9Avg. Review Rating

8.5
Above Snakes #3

Sep 19, 2022

The main storyline takes a slight pause, but the bond between the two protagonists is displayed to keep the reader clamoring for more.

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7
All Against All #2

Jan 16, 2023

A slow build-up of exposition and informational dump can keep the reader hooked for another issue, but the intricate artwork can feel confusing.

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8.9
Barbaric #2

Aug 2, 2021

Great follow-up that gives the reader a solid balance of action and backstory.

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9
Batman (2016) #129

Nov 7, 2022

There is nothing more exhilarating than seeing Batman on the ropes trying to figure out if he'll win this one.

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8.5
Batman: One Bad Day (2022): Bane #1

Jan 23, 2023

It's a solid-one-shot story that showcases an ex-addict's battle with survivor's guilt after sobering up through the lens of a usual villain.

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9
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #1

Apr 5, 2021

Great intro issue to not only the series, but to a character that a reader may not be fully versed in.

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5
Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2

Apr 26, 2021

Gave some answers but still have a lot more questions.

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8.2
Blood Stained Teeth #1

May 2, 2022

While the creative team gives the mission at hand for Sloane, the bigger question of why is still up in the air.

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7.9
Bunny Mask #3

Aug 16, 2021

While it's not the creepiest or scariest of the chapters, thus far, it helps move the story and is worth checking out.

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8
Captain America (2018) Annual: 2021 #1

Jun 21, 2021

A solid issue that hooks the reader into caring about the remaining Infinity stones.

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7.8
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #2

Jul 4, 2022

This is an extraordinary second chapter in this mystery spy story filled with tons of action and suspense.

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8
Carnage: Black, White & Blood #1

Mar 29, 2021

"Carnage Red, White, & Blood" #1 is a fun collection of different Carnage stories that'll keep the readers entertained.

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6.9
Cherry Blackbird #1

Jun 14, 2021

Making a deal with the Devil might help improve this story for the upcoming issues.

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7.9
Children of the Atom (2021) #2

Apr 19, 2021

This issue continues to build on the emotions and motivation of the characters, but follows a very similar formula as the first issue.

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7.9
Crossover (2020) #4

Mar 1, 2021

A good move forward on the needle. Still missing that big action scene or close of any arc.

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8.5
Dark Ages (2021) #2

Oct 11, 2021

If a reader were to jump into this series with this issue, very little would be lost, and it's a fun issue overall with the various characters.

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7.8
Darkhawk (2021) #2

Oct 4, 2021

Solid issue to check out in this mini-series, but the fight scene was relatively short to help it be established for a book of the week.

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8.5
Deep Beyond #3

Apr 12, 2021

The story is moving towards the end of the first arc, but still has a lot of questions to answer.

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7.8
Demon Days (2021): X-Men #1

Mar 8, 2021

Momoko does a good job of hooking the reader but this story felt rushed. Hopefully the second issue is more thought-out with the pacing.

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9
Devil's Reign (2021) #1

Dec 13, 2021

This book comes in hot and ready-to-go with action, tactical moves, and just straight brutality. Yet Zdarsky and the team have still found a way to make the readers empathetic towards Fisk.

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8.5
Devil's Reign: Villains For Hire #3

Mar 28, 2022

While the story feels rushed in the latter issue, the art keeps the issue worth checking out and a peek into the point of view of some of the villains in the latest Marvel event.

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8.5
Do A Powerbomb #2

Jul 25, 2022

The overall arc is on the table, and Johnson is still gearing up for more.

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7
Dogs of London #1

May 9, 2022

This introduction floods the reader with so much information is difficult to remember who is who and the main plot to follow. The artwork is the leading hook to keep the reader coming back.

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8
Door To Door, Night By Night #1

Nov 21, 2022

This may fall into the horror category, but Bun has created plenty of drama from the characters to move in any direction.

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8.5
Eat The Rich #2

Sep 27, 2021

It's a slower chapter to this new story, but it's sprinkled with horror from current and old school to keep the reader checking out the next page.

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7.5
Fox and Hare #1

May 30, 2022

This story has plenty of action, futuristic technology, and a sprinkle of dystopian world vibes to create a fun introduction to a new series.

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7.5
Ghost Rider (2022) #2

Apr 4, 2022

It is a fun read by seeing what Johnny is getting into while on his journey to get his memory back but it doesn't move the needle too much in the overall storyline. It answers a couple of questions but still leaves plenty of stuff to be determined.

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8.5
Gods of Brutality #1

Jul 26, 2021

A slow start with the first few pages but kicks into high gear right after.

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8
Heroes Reborn (2021): Magneto & The Mutant Force #1

May 31, 2021

If you liked Inception and you like X-Men, this is going to be right up your alley.

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8.2
Home Sick Pilots #3

Feb 15, 2021

A much more heartfelt chapter in this ghost story that seems to be leading to something even scarier.

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9
House of Slaughter #1

Nov 1, 2021

This is was a dark and fun intro to a spin-off story that if the reader did not read the original materials, they would still be able to enjoy it.

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8.5
Hulk (2021) #1

Nov 29, 2021

A great start by the whole creative team that puts Banner in the driver seat of this new Hulk story.

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8.5
Impact Winter (2022) #1

Jul 18, 2022

This one-shot is filled with lots of details to satisfy the reader with what has transpired and enough clues to check out the audible original.

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7.5
Joe Hill's Rain (2021) #2

Feb 21, 2022

The main story has come into focus with a new character coming into play, but it's still a little slow in the pacing, which may not be for everyone.

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8.9
Junkyard Joe (2022) #1

Oct 10, 2022

A solid balancing act of friendship and the brutal elements of war for a debut issue that has a taste of science fiction.

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7.5
Kaiju Score: Steal From The Gods #1

Apr 18, 2022

This is a solid mix of crime and fantasy that satisfies both genres successfully and leaves plenty of crumbs for various storylines and directions.

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8
King Conan (2021) #2

Jan 17, 2022

This issue gives Conan the depth that the first issue did not, while showing how badass and calculated Conan is.

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7.8
King Of Spies #1

Dec 6, 2021

There's enough meat on the bone of this story to make you see what's coming next, but Millar's need for action-first story-telling may not be for everyone.

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9
Lucky Devil #2

Sep 6, 2021

It's a fun story featuring demons, skin removal, and a party for the masses.

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8.2
Made in Korea #2

Jul 5, 2021

A solid hook into the main storyline and with some breadcrumbs for it to go awry.

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6.8
Maniac of New York #1

Feb 8, 2021

A good introduction to the hunt for this unstoppable killer but at times feeling misguided.

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8.8
Marauders (2019) #21

Jun 7, 2021

A solid opening to 'The Hellfire Gala' that feels like a fly on the wall at a fancy soiree.

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8.7
Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1

Jul 12, 2021

This is an issue that anyone that has either a vested interest in He-Man or curious about the new remake coming should check out.

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8.2
Mazebook #2

Oct 18, 2021

Jeff Lemire continues this strange mystery story to keep the reader wondering what will be on the next page and if William will get any closer to solving it.

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6.8
Midnight Suns (2022) #2

Oct 24, 2022

A lot of action without substantial substance makes for a lackluster issue in what started as a fire-hot new series.

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8.3
Newburn #1

Nov 8, 2021

If you're looking for a new crime story, make sure to add this to your pull list.

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8.5
Night of the Ghoul #1

Oct 25, 2021

If you've been looking for an original horror comic during this Spooktober, than this is one worth checking out.

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8.4
Nocterra #6

Aug 23, 2021

An action-packed finale that leaves the reader wanting more.

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8.6
Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #3

Jan 30, 2023

The relationship between Maceo and Ezmerelda may be splitting, but Aaron reminds the reader that there are always bigger things at play.

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4.2
Phenom X #1

Nov 15, 2021

While the story feels like it was meant to break stereotypes, it feels like it plays more into them. It reads less like a comic and more of a script for a television or straight-to-DVD movie.

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8
Primos #1

Feb 7, 2022

A fantastic new story that utilizes Latinx culture and history for everyone to enjoy.

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8.9
Proctor Valley Road #1

Mar 15, 2021

A great beginning to an old-school horror story.

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8.9
Radiant Black #2

Mar 22, 2021

"Radiant Black" #2 takes a good step towards an interesting new series.

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8
Reckoning War: Trial of the Watcher (2022) #1

Mar 21, 2022

It's a fun campy story that feels like it loses its main point at times, but since it's a one-shot and contained, it still maintains the entertaining aspect of it.

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8.8
Robin (2021) #16

Aug 1, 2022

Williamson is getting back into the lighter and fun element of "Robin for his final arc.

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9
Rogue Sun #1

Mar 7, 2022

A solid introduction to a spin-off series that gives the impression it will be able to more than stand on its own. It does a great job of showing the reader the circumstances of the new protagonist, but it does lack the action it hints at.

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7
Silk (2022) #1

Jan 24, 2022

The meat from the story comes less from who she is fighting and more about who she wants to become.

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7.3
Sinister War (2021) #1

Jul 19, 2021

A ton of action with well-known and new villains. It also leaves many questions for the reader, but that intrigue could be enough to check out #2.

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8
Specs (2022) #1

Nov 14, 2022

Although the genre is slightly different than what readers would have anticipated from any cover art, it's a slow-burn introduction that has the potential for something scarier.

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5.8
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022) #2

Jun 20, 2022

Redemption only goes so far, especially when it's still a mystery for the overall arc of the storyline.

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7.5
Spider-Punk (2022) #1

Apr 11, 2022

A fun storyline that puts some great twists on known characters, but until the final reveal of the true villain pulling the strings, it felt shaky on where it's going to go for the rest of the storyline. It still needs some more development but a good hook for a quirky miniseries.

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8.9
Spirits Of Vengeance: Spirit Rider (2021) #1

Aug 9, 2021

This is a great one-shot that anyone can pick up that doesn't confuse the reader and definitely piques the interest in checking related material.

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8.7
Syphon #2

Aug 30, 2021

It was on the shorter end and seemed to progress rather quickly but still very enjoyable and helping establish character motivation and moving the story along.

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8.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2

Feb 22, 2021

An in-depth chapter at the purpose behind Michelangelo's journey.

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3.8
The Collector: Unit 731 #1

Apr 25, 2022

The provided story isn't what was expected from the introduction, and it just feels somewhat scattered to where it will end up going.

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8.5
The Dead Lucky #1

Aug 8, 2022

The "Massive-Verse continues to get filled with excellent characters, and Bibi is no exception to that.

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7
The Deadliest Bouquet #1

Aug 15, 2022

This murder mystery has some potential, but you might have to take a few breaks between pages to figure out what is happening

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8.5
The Good Asian #1

May 10, 2021

A great introduction that finishes with a solid hook to check out #2.

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5.7
The Killer: Affairs of State (2022) #1

Feb 28, 2022

It feels like a story about Jason Bourne being dropped into an office job, and the reader gets to see the blander sides of being an assassin.

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7.8
The Least We Can Do #2

Oct 17, 2022

This issue may have a good amount of action; it lacks answers for the overall arc of the storyline to cause more questions for the reader.

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8.7
The Roadie (2022) #1

Oct 3, 2022

This is an excellent introduction to what feels like a well-balanced story of good vs. evil mixed with some demonic rock and roll.

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4.9
The Silver Coin #2

May 17, 2021

If you wanna see some bloody camp kills, check it out.

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7.5
The Ward (2022) #1

Jun 13, 2022

Exhilarating medical procedural opener mixed with out-of-this-world elements; however, it is still unknown where the overall story arc is going.

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8.2
There's Something Wrong With Patrick Todd #1

Jul 11, 2022

This issue is a solid hook for a new series that, despite feeling a little short, has plenty of storylines to draw the reader back in for issue two.

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8.2
Undiscovered Country #13

Jun 28, 2021

A great opening to a new chapter in this crazy world-building series.

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8.5
Vanish (2022) #2

Oct 31, 2022

Action isn't needed for this issue as the reader follows the protagonist in his quest to prepare for the impending response from the group of antagonists.

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8.5
Wastelanders (2021): Wolverine #1

Dec 20, 2021

If you're in need of an old Wolverine story, this is the one to grab off the shelf.

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6.9
Witchblood #2

May 3, 2021

The story is coming together but the art has some hiccups that can deter the reader.

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8.5
X Deaths Of Wolverine (2022) #2

Feb 14, 2022

The creative teams work well to create this mutant version of a Bourne Identity-like issue of cat and mouse where there's still plenty of secrets and twists to be revealed.

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7.5
X-Men (2021) #7

Jan 31, 2022

While the issue feels a little misplaced for the order of the series, it does its job of paying homage to Cyclops and making new questions about the enemy orchestrating everything.

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