Amit Malaviya's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Watch Reviews: 47
8.5Avg. Review Rating

7.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #19

May 1, 2018

Another solid issue by Dan Jurgens, with some very setting-appropriate art by Phil Hester, this was another good installment in expanding the Batman Beyond universe. Though there were maybe a couple of in-story plot-hole hiccups, it's thrilling to see the potential of a new Robin being born. Definitely well worth a read if you're a fan of Batman Beyond and if you're a fan of the ever-growing roster of Robins.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #20

May 30, 2018

This incarnation of the Batman Beyond bookis heading into a better place than it was when it started out there are long-term plot threads being added, and the conflict between the characters are well-written. If you're looking for a classic superhero adventure story that doesn't wrap itself up in meta-textual narrative or isn't some complicated event but is still a fun, fulfilling read, this book is definitely recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #21

Jul 2, 2018

A solid story with some plot twists that complicated things for our hero, this is a good, classic action story that has a deepening mystery at its center and some interpersonal drama that promises to make things very difficult for Batman going forward.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #22

Aug 1, 2018

Some good revelations and guest-stars, mixed in with the pay-off of Matt McGinnis finally becoming Robin, earns this book a recommendation for fans of Batman Beyond.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.4
Batman Beyond (2016) #23

Aug 31, 2018

Each issue of this arc ramps up the action and tension a little more than the last and this issue is no exception. Filled with action, drama, and some great twists and turns, this is a fun, classic superhero story that is well worth a read.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.4
Batman Beyond (2016) #24

Oct 2, 2018

A classic superhero adventure story with some great interpersonal advancement for the characters, this is a solid end to a solid arc, one well worth a read for fans of both Batman Beyond and classic story-telling.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.8
Batman Beyond (2016) #25

Nov 2, 2018

An action-packed issue with plenty of flashbacks to show how we got to where we are, with the return of characters new and old, and the appearance of an old, classic threat, this issue is the perfect jump-on point for new readers.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Catwoman (2018) #1

Jul 8, 2018

Striking the right balance of drama, action, and pathos, this is theCatwomanbook that fans have been waiting for if only fans can get past the events of Batman #50 to give this book a chance.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Catwoman (2018) #2

Aug 13, 2018

Its clear that Jones is someone who loves and respects Selina, and that shines through in her art and her writing, showing a great grasp on the character. With a threatening villain looming, and some incredible character work, this book earns a very high recommendation.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.5
Catwoman (2018) #3

Sep 19, 2018

Another solid issue that answers some questions while bringing up many more, this is a title that continues to keep you on your toes. This issue comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.4
Catwoman (2018) #4

Oct 19, 2018

Despite the fact that most of the issue takes place in the form of a series of flashbacks, Jones writes a compelling character study about the woman beneath Catwoman's cowl, pushing both Selina and the story forward in a way that only makes this already complex character all the more interesting. This issue comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.6
Catwoman (2018) #5

Nov 16, 2018

Though the weakest link in what's been a strong debut arc so far, Jones sprinkles in some interesting plot seeds that are sure to pay off in the long run.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Champions #21

Jun 22, 2018

This book earns a strong recommendation, especially at the end of its first arc. It's got everything a comics fan could ask for great characters, beautiful art, amazing action scenes, and sparkling dialogue. Zub seems to be gearing up to do some of his best work here, and it's definitely worth tuning in for.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Champions #22

Jul 15, 2018

Champions continues to be one of Marvel's best offerings under JimZub'scapable pen, a strong, well-written team book that is a worthy modern successor to past offerings like the original New Mutants and New Warriors and consistently leaves you wanting more. This book earns the highest of recommendations.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Champions #23

Aug 15, 2018

JimZubcontinues to make the Champions one of Marvels must-read books with his incredible character work and dynamic plots.Libranda, Manna, andMenyzonly add to the excitement with lush, kinetic art that helps make this book one of the best things that Marvel is currently putting out. This book comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Champions #24

Sep 20, 2018

A beautiful, poignant issue full of heart and difficult conversations, this is a timely, important story that ought to be shared with everyone.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Champions #25

Oct 12, 2018

A fun, fantastical new arc that takes the Champions into Weirdworld, this book is filled with great dialogue, wonderful character interactions, and some excellent world-building. It's consistently Marvel's best team book, and not one to be missed.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.8
Champions #26

Nov 20, 2018

While the fantasy setting may not be for everyone, this is an entertaining, engaging story with great character moments and an adventurous plot that's a breath of fresh air from some of the heavier stuff the Champions have been dealing with as of late.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Infinity Countdown: Champions #1

Jun 28, 2018

Though it's simply a two-issue tie-in to a bigger adventure, this is a well-written, beautifully illustrated space adventure, with beautiful art and some great character work. Fans of Nova definitely shouldn't miss this one, and it comes highly recommended as both a great supplement to Jim Zub's work on the Champions ongoing and as a story on its own.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Infinity Countdown: Champions #2

Jul 12, 2018

A solidly written, beautifully drawn and colored tie-in issue that is anything but, Infinity Countdown: Champions #2 has a lot of heart, depth, and action that will definitely have ramifications in the main Champions book as it pushes the characters forward in some new, interesting directions. This one earns a hearty recommendation, especially if you're a fan of Nova and Ironheart, or if you're reading the main Champions book.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Justice League Dark (2018) #1

Jul 31, 2018

This is the perfect introduction to a new series it sets up the immediate conflict, peppers in enough foreshadowing for future stories and conflicts, brings the team together quickly and urgently, beautifully fleshes out the magical corner of the DC Universe, and does it all with a sense of ease and purpose. Add in some detailed, bright and beautiful art, and you've got a book that earns a very high recommendation indeed.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Justice League Dark (2018) #2

Aug 29, 2018

An effortless blend of story-telling, mood-setting, and world-building melded with lush, expressive art, Justice League Dark continues to be the best book spinning out of the New Justice line. This one earns the highest of recommendations.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Justice League Dark (2018) #3

Oct 3, 2018

Though it's the conclusion of an arc, it's clearly only the beginning for Tynion, who seems to have plans for each of the characters and has deftly sown the seeds for those plans. Well-written, beautifully illustrated, with a great blend of horror, action, and humor, this is book comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Justice League Dark (2018) #4

Oct 21, 2018

An absolute spectacle of smart storytelling and gorgeous art, this book is a must-buy for fans of both Wonder Woman and the mystical corner of the DC Comics Universe.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.6
Justice League Dark (2018) #5

Nov 23, 2018

Simply put, between the plotting, character work, and art Justice League Dark is the best book coming out of DC's Justice League line.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.4
Justice League Dark (2018): Witching Hour #1

Nov 6, 2018

Hands down, the best book of the Justice League line right now, Justice League Dark is doing some great things with all of its characters, setting up fascinating a new age of magic, and taking its cast in new and interesting directions.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Mystik U #3

Mar 30, 2018

This final issue of Mystik U is a well-written ride, even as it feels a little rushed at the end. Alisa Kwitney continues to show her knack for writing smart, strong, capable characters, and though it's the end, for now, this is definitely a universe worth revisiting again. If you're a fan of the mystical side of the DCU, this is well-worth a read.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Supergirl (2016) #18

Feb 18, 2018

One of the best things that this volume of Supergirl has going for it is that its exploring Kara Zor-El both in her civilian identity as Kara Danvers and in her superheroic identity as Supergirl, and its delving into her own insecurities as both, and allowing her some growing pains as she settles into life on Earth with a new identity and family. Previous versions of the character never quite did the same, and its a smart move on Orlando and Housers part. Its clear that they have long-term plans for where they want to take Supergirl, and thats refreshing to see during a time where creators arent really staying on books for that long. If youre looking for a solid, classic, coming-of-age superhero book thats doing some great character work, this is definitely a book you should check out. Its well worth it.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Supergirl (2016) #19

Mar 20, 2018

This is an incredible, well-written, well-crafted installment that puts the emphasis on compassion and acceptance while showing that not all heroics are about heat-vision and super-punches. Its possibly one of the best single-issue stories that any of the Big Two will put out this year, and its well-worth a read.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.0
Supergirl (2016) #20

Apr 13, 2018

While a solid issue of Supergirl, this installment falters greatly as the final issue of a series which, up until this point, had been a gem.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
Supergirl (2016) #21

Aug 14, 2018

Andreyko and Maguire hand in a very engaging fresh start to Supergirl, filled with a juicy mystery and some very beautiful character work. This book comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.8
Supergirl (2016) #22

Sep 22, 2018

A second solid installment in this new direction for Supergirl, this is an immensely entertaining, satisfying issue with some superb characterization and some great mystery building. This is hands-down one of the best Super-books coming out right now, and it comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.2
Supergirl (2016) #23

Oct 15, 2018

Superbly written and spectacularly illustrated, featuring a Supergirl who is coming into her own as a hero to be admired, respected, and reckoned with, this is hands down the best book coming out of the Superman family of books and shouldn't be missed.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.2
Supergirl (2016) #24

Nov 20, 2018

Marc Andreyko is doing some stellar work fleshing Kara Zor-El and her world out into something more substantial, and Doc Shaner makes the adventure a visual treat. Highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.2
X-Men: Black (2018): Mystique #1

Oct 19, 2018

A fun, breezy, entertaining story about one of the X-Men's more popular foes, this story leaves you wanting to see what more McGuire can do with Marvel's premiere shapeshifter.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.8
X-Men: Black (2018): Magneto #1

Oct 10, 2018

This book is a definite treat for fans of Chris Claremont, and the Apocalypse back-up is a nice bonus which has the promise of going to some interesting places. While not ground-breaking in any way, the lead story is a solid, timely read and well-worth a look.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.2
X-Men: Black (2018): Mojo #1

Oct 18, 2018

An unexpectedly fun, bright, heartwarming story with some great art, followed by an intriguing psychological look at a classic X-Men villain, this book has something for everyone. Whether or not you're a fan of Mojo or Apocalypse, this book earns a high recommendation.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.2
X-Men: Black (2018): Juggernaut #1

Oct 30, 2018

A fun issue with some interesting story seeds strewn about, it may not be the most important or biggest issue released this week, but it's definitely an enjoyable read.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.5
X-Men: Blue (2017) #28

Jun 3, 2018

A strong ending to an arc that started out shaky, with some incredibly strong character moments and some juicy seeds dropped,this is a book that is clearly continuing to improve.It will be interesting to see where Bunn takes these characters to next on their journey. This book comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
5.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #29

Jun 21, 2018

While not as dynamic as the last arc, the story promises to develop Jimmy Hudson further and differentiate him from Logan, Daken, Laura, and the other characters in the Wolverine family, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. This earns a definite recommendation if you're a fan of Jimmy or the Poison symbiotes, but if you're not, then this is a story you may want to skip.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #30

Jul 1, 2018

This was a solid superhero story with plenty of action, some X-Men-appropriate drama, and teases for future stories that could prove to be very, very interesting indeed. This is definitely worth a read if you're a fan of Jimmy Hudson or the Poison storyline that has been running off and on through the X-Books for the past many months now.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #31

Jul 14, 2018

As the book is heading towards its final few issues, Bunn, Molina, and Milla are putting out a fun, satisfying arc with some great character beats and exciting action. This book comes highly recommended.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #32

Jul 31, 2018

Though there have been stronger issues of X-Men Blue, this is a solid outing, especially when it focuses on Magneto, which is where Bunn truly shines. This issue earns a solid recommendation, especially for fans of the Master of Magnetism.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #33

Aug 14, 2018

What this issue lacks in action it makes up for by being a magnetic (sorry) character study about a man who has lived a life full of hard choices and the regrets and ghosts those hard choices tend to bring. Its a must-read for fans of Magneto but comes highly recommended even for non-fans. Bunn is clearly building towards an interesting grand finale, and it shouldnt be missed.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.5
X-Men: Blue (2017) #34

Sep 6, 2018

Between a strongly-written Magneto, some fascinating, tense twists, and simply beautiful art, courtesy of Marcus To and Matt Milla's near-flawless team-up, X-Men Blue is morphing into a must-read title as it hurtles towards its final issues.

View Issue       View Full Review
10
X-Men: Blue (2017) #35

Sep 19, 2018

This series only gets better and better as it gets closer to its last few issues, and that's the only negative thing about this issue. Whether you're a fan of the time-displaced original five X-Men or the original original five X-Men, this is well-worth a read!

View Issue       View Full Review
8.4
X-Men: Blue (2017) #36

Oct 2, 2018

X-Men Blue ends on a high-note, gracefully allowing the X-Men to tie up their loose ends before heading into the Extermination event. It's a beautifully written, emotional final issue, one that really feels like the end of an era. No matter your thoughts on the time-displaced X-Men, this is a story worth checking out.

View Issue       View Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...

December

November

More