Andy Mansell's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Culture Mass Reviews: 19
5.9Avg. Review Rating

7.0
Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1

Jul 15, 2013

Before I'd read this issue, I would have figured that the biggest problem the Kingdom of Ooo had would be flies and/or ants. But there's trouble aplenty, and our heroes are missing. I plan to stick around to see how it all turns out and so should you. Sweet!

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5.0
Bloodshot #0

Aug 22, 2013

A surprisingly entertaining and potentially multi-layered read, but there's a bit too much unnecessary crimson ink on the page.

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6.5
Brain Boy #0

Dec 16, 2013

An entertaining but frustrating and uneven introduction to a series about a telekinetic superman working for the Secret Service.

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7.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #25

Sep 12, 2013

Buffy Season 9 is better than Season 8 and overall a lot of fun, if a bit inconsistent.

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7.0
DKW: Ditko Kirby Wood #1

Dec 31, 1969

A solid one-shot that is quite good, but cant possibly achieve the level of all the advance hype.

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8.8
Domovoi #1

Jun 20, 2013

Domovoi is an adult fairy tale that is not strictly for fans of Hellboy and Fables, and is a treat for anyone who loves great storytelling.

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7.3
Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and the Red Death #1

Oct 30, 2013

Richard Corben reinterprets Poe and does a bang-up jobyou may disagree with his vision, but the comics will entertain and maybe even challenge you.

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4.9
Elfquest: Final Quest #1

Jan 22, 2014

A first issue of an acclaimed comic book that will leave new readers scratching their pointless ears.

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3.0
Ghosted #1

Jul 13, 2013

High concept meets poor execution in the first issue of Ghosted; lets do lunch.

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2.0
Hawken: Melee #1

Dec 15, 2013

Yet another blow-by-blow action epic adaptation of a video game light on everything except explosives.

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8.0
Hellboy: The Midnight Circus #1

Oct 23, 2013

This book is a gentle and frightening fairy tale that digs deep and resonates within the characters as well as the readers. Hellboy: The Midnight Circus is a fiery gem in a tasteful, subtle setting that leaves us feeling melancholy, scared, and wishing our parents were around to comfort us.

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7.7
Herobear And The Kid: The Inheritance #3

Oct 18, 2013

This is a magical reading experience for all agesthe next issue can't come soon enough!

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6.5
Lost And Found #3

Jul 1, 2014

A good mystery story with inconsistent art that makes for a fun summer read.

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5.0
MPH #1

May 26, 2014

Another new twist on the Flash legend, but the wooden characterization makes the premise a rather hard pill to swallow.

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4.0
Planet of the Apes Spectacular #1

Aug 3, 2013

Help me Dr. Zaiusthis competently written and drawn book provides ZERO editorial context and leaves new readers dangling from The City Tree (whatever the hell that is).

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5.0
Saga #14

Sep 26, 2013

Another intriguing, entertaining, and frustratingly uneven issue of this intriguing, entertaining, and frustratingly uneven series.

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8.4
Six Gun Gorilla #2

Jul 19, 2013

A well-crafted comic with a genuine love for the four-color Silver Age as well as early science fiction concepts, Six-Gun Gorilla is a must-read.

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6.0
Station to Station One Shot #1

Aug 30, 2013

Station to Station is a solid 26-page science fiction adventure tale told in an entertaining fashionan enjoyable comic book escape.

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3.9
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story #1

Nov 19, 2013

The Fifth Beatle is a genuine embarrassment. Who was Brian Epstein? This graphic novel doesnt tell us, but his tragic life sure will make a swell movie!

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