Alexandra Iciek's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 17
7.5Avg. Review Rating

9
Black Cat (2020) #3

Feb 24, 2021

Black Cat has been an absolute hidden gem of a series, and issue #3 proves why it needs more attention. This week's installment will likely go down as a must-read in Felicia Hardy's history, as it carefully and insightfully examines what makes the character so great.

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8.5
Black Widow (2020) #4

Dec 2, 2020

Black Widow #4 stands out as a masterpiece in artistic action, complete with an engaging script and compelling character dynamics. The only thing missing from this highly entertaining issue is a narrative recognition of its gendered implications.

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5
Black Widow (2020) #5

Feb 18, 2021

Black Widow #5 completes an outdated and ultimately misogynistic arc by Kelly Thompson, that leaves a lot to be deconstructed. If you are going to buy this issue, buy it for the standout action sequences.

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8
Doctor Who Comic (2020) #1

Nov 18, 2020

Doctor Who Comic #1 starts off this multi-Doctor adventure with a bang. This issue humorously establishes the plot foundations for this series, while hinting at a more emotional story to come.

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9.5
Excalibur (2019) #14

Nov 11, 2020

Excalibur #14 is a memorable installment to the X of Swords saga. Tini Howard effortlessly puts together a fast-paced and emotional narrative, which is given an enchanted quality to by artist Phil Noto. This is a definite high point of the Excalibur series.

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8
Excalibur (2019) #15

Nov 25, 2020

Excalibur #15 excels when it focuses on Apocalypse and the history he shares between his extended family. The beautiful writing and art combine to make some truly theatrical moments. Certain narrative pieces of the story outside these interactions, however, subsequently come across as pale in comparison.

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10
Kill A Man OGN

Dec 9, 2020

Orlando, Johnson, and Morgan have created something exceptional in Kill a Man, a graphic novel that beautifully addresses themes of masculinity and queerness in a perfectly executed sports drama. With a highly emotional script and magnificent art, Kill a Man is one of the best stories to come out of the genre in years.

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6.5
King In Black: Marauders #1

Feb 3, 2021

King in Black: Marauders #1 shows the making of a strong Marauders issue. Unfortunately, its strengths are overshadowed by the mismanaged event it takes place in. That said, if the best elements of the plot are anything to go by, readers are in for some great stuff in the future of the main Marauders series.

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7
Marauders #17

Jan 13, 2021

Marauders #17 showcases both the strengths and weaknesses of the title so far. The clever writing and fluid art are let down by glaring character imbalances, making the reader forget that this is a team series. If Duggan begins to explore the potential of his complete line-up, this series could go from good to great.

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8.5
Marauders #18

Feb 18, 2021

Marauders #18 is an overall fantastic issue with some clever underlining political undertones. The creative team finally makes use of their overlooked heroes to make for some great action scenes. Be that as it may, writer Gerry Duggan must be more mindful in some of his dialogue.

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7.5
Orcs (2021) #1

Feb 9, 2021

Orcs! #1 is a promising start to a series that is ideal for younger readers interested in fantasy. Larsen delivers a comic full of charm and fun in a story dedicated to the underdogs.

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8.5
Runaways (2017) #33

Feb 2, 2021

Runaways #33 is a gentle comfort in this dreadful time. Rowell, Genolet, and Cunniffe offer a fun and endearing slice-of-life issue, with a now-familiar cast of characters that will bring some company to many readers.

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8
Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #3

Nov 17, 2020

Way and Simon have put together a perfectly timed story that drops and picks up plot points at just the right moments, and this issue is a captivating balancing act of resolution and emerging tension.

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8.5
Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #4

Dec 23, 2020

You Look Like Death #4 provides a welcome exploration into one of The Umbrella Academy's most interesting characters. Klaus' voice shines through in this issue, as his growth becomes mapped out on the pages. With sensational art and compelling cast dynamics, this issue is a high point of the series so far.

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2.5
The Union (2020) #1

Nov 27, 2020

Ultimately, The Union #1 is an awkward read that spouts a great deal of sentiment about British identity, without making any effort to explore the lived experience of the British people. While I concede that this is just the beginning of the series, as a single issue, The Union #1 feels outdated and inappropriate during these difficult times.

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6
Where Are You Leopold?: The Invisibility Game OGN

Nov 10, 2020

This is a very fun graphic novel that is a welcome contribution to comics intended for children. The stories are fun and easy to follow, and the art perfectly suits its audience. It is let down by a few out-of-place jokes, but it is certainly worth a read.

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6
X-Force (2019) #14

Nov 18, 2020

X-Force #14 is a well written, well illustrated issue that unfortunately suffers from overcrowding. Indeed, more attention should have been paid to certain plot elements. Be that as it may, it is still entertaining and well worth a read.

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