Andrew Bistak's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Impulse Gamer Reviews: 56
8.6Avg. 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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8.6
Action Comics (2016) #988

Sep 27, 2017

Probably one of the most original Superman stories for awhile, I'm eager to see how Dan Jurgens plays this all out and I know there's going to be plenty more twists, questions and answers to be found along the way. Given that, this issue provided more questions then answers!

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8.4
Action Comics (2016) #989

Oct 11, 2017

The team of Action Comics deliver another enjoyable read as the countdown to the Doomsday Clock and issue #1000 of Action Comics continues… but what will be the end game?

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #990

Oct 25, 2017

Action Comics #990 is a tease of bigger things to come as puppet master Zor-El continues his manipulation of his son Superman.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #991

Nov 8, 2017

Wow… what an interesting issue but it also created more questions as Jurgens successfully ends this arc and once again adds to the Superman mythos. Supporting the story was the majestic art of Viktor Bogdanovic who was truly born to draw Superman and added some great emotional panels into the story, not to mention flawless action scenes.

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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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10
Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

Oct 4, 2017

Wow! This issue was insane and writer Sam Humphries really brings this character to life in more ways than one. More particularly, his dialogue is very easy to read and I love the head space of this incarnation of Bruce Wayne who is corrupted by the power he wields. It was also a very gruesome issue and artist Ethan Van Sciver created some very spectacular and violent panels. Im really looking forward to see more of these Dark Knights rise and if youre looking for a great read for the week, you should check out BATMAN THE DAWN BREAKER #1!

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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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8.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #13

Sep 27, 2017

Although not the greatest issue in the series, Blue Beetle #13 serves as a nice handover to the new creative team and for fans of Justice League 3001, it gives them a little closure. All in all, it was a fun issue with some clever dialogue and great art from Mr Scott Kollins.

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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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9.6
Dark Nights: Metal #3

Oct 11, 2017

Dark Nights Metal #3 was my favourite comic of the week and although it's a two month wait until Metal #4, Batman: Lost! will provide a very adequate filler until the next instalment of this crazy adventure into the Dark Multiverse.

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7.0
Deadman (2017) #1

Nov 4, 2017

Deadman #1 is off to an interesting start but be warned if you like your comics wordy, this issue is definitely that, however the legendary Neil Adams successfully brings his A-game to this comic with his fantastic art!

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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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9.0
Injustice 2 #10

Sep 20, 2017

Injustice 2 #10 continues building towards something big and the creative team deliver another strong issue about this twisted yet familiar world… and when Injustice 2 ends, can Tom Taylor and Juan Albaran please write a mainstream DC Comic? Pretty please DC!

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9.0
Injustice 2 #11

Oct 4, 2017

Injustice 2 is a Batman story and it's quite an impressive story as Bruce continues his efforts in keeping the world safe from madmen. The issue did raise a lot more questions and I'm eager to see what role (if any) Alfred will play, will the President be safe and how will Batman's wildcard Blue Beetle play into the story.

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10
Injustice 2 #12

Oct 18, 2017

All in all, another exciting issue from Taylor Made and Crew!

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9.4
Injustice 2 #14

Nov 15, 2017

This was a great breather as we're given a recap on how things went over the last few issues and more importantly, there's a storm coming and it's going to be big!

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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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7.0
Justice League of America (2017) #15

Sep 27, 2017

Justice League of America #15 continues the Ray Palmer Atom story and once it is all over, I really hope that Ray is here for good and becomes an interactive mentor of Ryan Choi within the Justice League of America. It's definitely an issue for Ray Palmer fans and it's fun read about the ‘missing' Silver Age Atom.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2017) #16

Oct 14, 2017

All in all, a sturdy issue from Orlando and team as story arc kicks into another gear in Justice League of America #17.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #18

Nov 8, 2017

After the relative slow arc of the Microverse, it's great that Steve Orlando is focusing more on the team as he successfully brings in some great villains, including a lost one. His work is brought to life by Hugo Petrus who creates this amazing dynamic comic with excellent representations of these characters. So with Prometheus on the loose again, I'm eager to see where this goes but I'm more eager to see what the connection is with the Lords of Order and Chaos are with The Might Beyond the Mirror.

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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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7.2
Superman (2016) #32

Oct 4, 2017

Superman #31 and #32 were a filler but an enjoyable that did give us a breather until Imperius Lex and the New Gods return!

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8.4
Superman (2016) #34

Nov 4, 2017

Writers Tomasi and Gleason really capture these characters and it's so refreshing to see the definitive world of Apokolips again. Although Superman was only in a panel or two, it was great reading about Lois, Lex and Jon. Assisting with the story are artists Ed Benes, Doug Mahnke and Jack Herbert who capture these characters perfectly with excellent dynamic panels, emotions and this summer blockbuster feel.

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8.8
Superman (2016) #35

Nov 15, 2017

All in all, another fun issue from Gleason and Tomasi with the artistic team of Travis Moore, Stephen Segovia and Art Thibert as they explore what happens when the ‘Super' family are stuck on a lawless Apokolips as their god Darkseid is absent.

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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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8.0
Trinity (2016) #13

Sep 20, 2017

In the end, Trinity #13 is a fun read that although doesnt change the status quo of the DCU, it does create a very enjoyable story.

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7.0
Trinity (2016) #14

Oct 18, 2017

Trinity #14 heats up for the final chapter of the Dark Trinity story as Circe attempts to make the ultimate sacrifice but somehow I doubt that Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman will stand idle. Hopefully well also see more of the magic Trinity Constantine, Zatanna and Deadman have a bigger role as well.

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6.0
Trinity (2016) #15

Nov 15, 2017

The Dark Destiny series had its highs and lows, however the final issue failed to deliver an epic conclusion but thankfully it was still an enjoyable yet forgettable read… a good popcorn read!

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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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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #31

Sep 27, 2017

Welcome back to DC Comics James and your return marks a stellar beginning for Wonder Woman that I for one cannot wait to see where and how it unfolds. Your partner in artistic crime Carlo Pagulayan also captures the wonder and majesty of Wonder Woman with some brilliant panels, splash pages and action sequences that makes the next chapter of Wonder Woman a very captivating one and more importantly, very enjoyable. Hopefully with James back, let's hope he continues on Wonder Woman (I never thought he would write her) for awhile and also be offered a more classical Justice Society of write!

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #32

Oct 11, 2017

The Children of the Gods arc continues in spectacular fashion that definitely makes this an event story for Wonder Woman and I for one cannot wait until Diana comes face to face with Grail and perhaps even Darkseid himself.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #33

Oct 27, 2017

Wonder Woman #33 was another great read by Robinson and even though there are a few cliches and over the top dialogue (e.g. at times he channels Darth Vader as Darkseid), it was still a great insight into both these characters and I for one cannot wait to see how this story pans out… not to mention the anticipated return of Darkseid. Supporting the story is artist Emanuela Lupacchino who creates some very lifelike panels filled with detail and emotion, not to mention a very mean childlike Darkseid. All in all, it's another impressive issue from the team as we're given another piece of the puzzle.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #34

Nov 8, 2017

All in all, an interesting and enjoyable issue of Wonder Woman!

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