Andrew Bistak's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Impulse Gamer Reviews: 31
8.8Avg. Review Rating

10
Action Comics (2016) #983

Jul 12, 2017

Wow Dan Jurgens continues to hit the superman ball out of the park and issue 983 of Action Comics is another example of why the post-rebirth Superman is such an awesome character. Its great that DC have finally put this character on the pedestal it deserves as Jurgens continue exploring the psyche surrounding this iconic comic book character. Add in the excellent art of Bogdanovic and Action Comics should definitely be on your standing order.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #984

Jul 27, 2017

Action Comics 984 started spectacularly and ended in the same manner! It's Superman and his world at his best and more importantly, it opens up the mythology of the Man of Steel even more" highly recommended!

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7.6
Action Comics (2016) #985

Aug 10, 2017

In conclusion, Action Comics #985 is a fun Superman story and never having read about the Machinist before, I'm eager to see the direction of this fill-in creative team.

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9.6
Action Comics (2016) #987

Sep 17, 2017

Action Comics #987 was a mindblown moment for me and Dan and his creative team really delivered an exceptional issue and I for one cannot wait to see where all this goes!

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10
Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #6

Jun 28, 2017

In conclusion, Batman '66 meets Wonder Woman '77 was truly a fun read and although it was more a Batman eccentric story, the writers captured the essence of all the characters involved and had the Batman series continued on TV, you could easily imagine this as a crossover with the world's favourite Amazonian princess.

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9.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #10

Jun 28, 2017

All in all, it's another engaging and entertaining issue by all involved!

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8.2
Blue Beetle (2016) #12

Aug 23, 2017

Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Scott Kollins are just about to kick their final goal and I for one cant wait to see where it lands!

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9.0
Dark Days: The Forge #1

Jun 15, 2017

Wow Dark Days The Forge #1 is a perfect way to start the next DC Comics blockbuster which is filled with cameos galore such as the Outsiders, Black Hawks, The Immortal Men and even a glimpse of the lives of Hawkman. Its also a well-written book with James T Tynion IV and Scott Snyder really capturing the essence of the characters well, not to mention giving the reader plenty of questions as well. Complementing the story is the excellent artwork by Jim Lee, Various, John Romita, Jr. and Andy Kubert which captures the world of DC Comics and helps lay the foundation for some very interesting things to come!

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9.8
Dark Nights: Metal #2

Sep 17, 2017

Holy Caped Crusader! This series just keeps getting better and better and Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo once again deliver their A-game as the twists, turns and unexpectedness of Dark Nights Metal continues to go where no DC Comic has gone before. This series is a crisis and although not dubbed as an official DCU Crisis, it definitely is and now it's time for the rest of the DCU to become involved!

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10
Green Arrow (2016) #28

Aug 3, 2017

Part 3 Hard Travelling hero is definite my favourite issue so far and it was great seeing Ollie go up against Lex Luthor which was kind of unexpected. Furthermore, writer Benjamin Percy creates a very compelling chapter of this arc with some engaging dialogue and interesting plot moments, particularly with the mass suicide of Lex employees. Complementing the story is the ever so perfect art of Juan Ferreyra who captures the essence of all the characters and I love how he's given Metropolis this almost heavenly glow.

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9.6
Green Arrow (2016) #29

Aug 19, 2017

Writer Benjamin Percy and artist Juan Ferreyra kick another goal with this current issue of Green Arrow and was probably my favourite comic of the week. It's definitely an interesting look into Green Arrow and I loved that he had the chance to play in the city of Gotham, while the Batman watches on! Great stuff guys!

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7.0
Hellblazer (2016) #11

Jun 28, 2017

The Hellblazer #11 continues expanding the mystery to the ready but rather slowly!

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8.0
Injustice 2 #4

Jun 21, 2017

Injustice 2 #4 is beautifully illustrated by Daniel Sampere who really captures the soul of the DC Universe and even though this is not the world we all know and love, it's familiar yet equally disturbing. Writer Tom Taylor also excels at bringing these characters to life and really gets inside their heads.

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9.2
Injustice 2 #5

Jul 6, 2017

Wow! What an issue! It's another fine example of why Tom Taylor is the master of the Injustice universe as he successfully pays homage to a simpler time but then turns up the edginess to 10.

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9.6
Injustice 2 #7

Aug 4, 2017

If I had to choose one comic series only to read, it would probably be Injustice 2 as Tom Taylor and crew go into overdrive!

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9.6
Injustice 2 #8

Aug 16, 2017

Injustice 2 is a true rollercoaster ride thats getting more and more insane and although you want it to finish, you also want it to go on a little longer and if Taylors past work is any indication, the play-off is going be big and more importantly, a killer conclusion!

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9.6
Injustice 2 #9

Sep 11, 2017

All in all, Injustice 2 #9 hits the mark again and Taylor really captures the characters well, even though some have been corrupted over the years. The series also has this JLA: The Nail feel to it, however Taylor makes this universe his own and does it really well. Then you have the excellent art of Daniel Sampere who creates dynamic panels that really explode, including characters filled with emotion and realism. He also draws some very mean action scenes that channels that Hollywood blockbuster feel. However what I enjoyed about Injustice 2 is the unexpectedness as nothing is predictable and that my friends is where this comic shines above all else!

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #24

Jul 8, 2017

I really enjoyed this issue and although it was relatively short, writer Dan Abnett successfully brought the Justice League to life with all the big players from the DC Universe. The characters were written well and there were some strong scenes between Superman, Wonder Woman and Mera. Add in the realistic art of Ian Churchill filled with dynamic poses and emotion and I for one would love to see this team take over the Justice League in the future.

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9.2
Justice League of America (2017) #9

Jun 28, 2017

All in all, another fun issues from Orlando and Watanabe who are definitely making this the premier Justice League comic at the moment!

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9.0
Justice League of America (2017) #10

Jul 12, 2017

Given that the Kingbutcher is tool for the Lord of the Orders, I sincerely hope that we see the other famous Lord of Order, Doctor Fate in this arc but even if we don't, I'm sure Steve will deliver another riveting story and so far CURSE OF THE KINGBUTCHER is off to a great start!

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8.8
Justice League of America (2017) #13

Aug 30, 2017

This is classic Justice League in the 21st century and with just a few issues in, I really cant wait to see where it will all end as the ‘Crisis' in the Microverse continues.

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8.6
Justice League of America (2017) #14

Sep 17, 2017

Complimenting the story is the brilliant art of Ivan Reis who successfully pays homage to these characters and gives them his own touches to help bring them to life. Then you have the one armed Lobo fighting machine which is beyond cool and a fun highlight.

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8.0
Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1

Jun 17, 2017

The Martian Manhunter / Marvin the Martian Special #1 is a fun read that offers two very distinct stories that channel their respective universes well. With detailed illustrations and colours that pop, Martian Manhunter / Marvin the Martian Special #1 is definitely a fun read for fans of both these characters!

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7.0
Superman (2016) #26

Jul 6, 2017

In the end, Superman #26 is a filler but it's actually an interesting one that cements the relationship between Clark and his son Jon with a story filled with wholesome family values. The dialogue works well and Moreci should be commended on bringing these two characters to life. Add in the excellent art from Scott Godlewski and Superman #26 serves as a nice breather until the next story, Super-Vacation!

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8.2
Superman (2016) #27

Jul 19, 2017

SpecsSeries: SUPERMAN 2016U.S. Price: 2.99On Sale Date: Jul 19 2017Volume/Issue #:27Color/B&W: ColorTrim Size: ComicPage Count: 32

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7.0
Superman (2016) #28

Aug 4, 2017

Superman #28 serves as another history lesson for the reader before the Man of Steel comes face to face with Parallax!

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9.0
Superman (2016) #29

Aug 16, 2017

Superman #29 hits all the right notes and delivers an enjoyable issue of Superman vs Parallax. I'm really eager to see how this story pans out, especially a Parallax possessed Superman!

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8.6
Superman (2016) #30

Sep 11, 2017

All in all Superman #30 was a fun issue and Keith Champagne captured the characters well, even though it was more a Green Lantern issue. Nonetheless, the dialogue was spot on and if either creative teams leave, Keith would make a great substitute on both series. The art was like a summer blockbuster comic event and Ed Benes drew some excellent life-like and dynamic panels. As with Keith, Ed would also make a great substitute on either series as well, so kudos to them both!

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8.0
Trinity (2016) #11

Jul 19, 2017

SpecsSeries: TRINITY 2016U.S. Price: 3.99On Sale Date: Jul 19 2017Volume/Issue #:11Color/B&W: ColorTrim Size: ComicPage Count: 32

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8.6
Trinity (2016) #12

Aug 16, 2017

All in all, Dark Destiny is off to a magical start and I for one cannot wait to see how this spell unfolds!

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #24

Jun 14, 2017

Wonder Woman #24 is a satisfying conclusion the Godwatch story line with some great character moments and exceptional art. It will be sad that Greg Rucka is leaving Wonder Woman but its also exciting on where the new direction will take us. All in all, it's a strong issue from Rucka and co!

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