Anthony Composto's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 39
8.6Avg. Review Rating

7.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #800

May 30, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is a giant blockbuster comic that celebrates everything about the webslinger. Though a bit clunky at times, this landmark issue is a fun ride.

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8.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) Annual #1

Sep 19, 2018

All in one comic, you have a horror story, a tragedy, and a superhero story with action, villains, and punching. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 is a great read, and it's just making fans crave Ahmed's Spider-Man book even more.

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8.2
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Dec 10, 2015

Batman/TMNT starts off better than expected, although not without its hiccups. The biggest draw is its intrigue, which will have readers waiting for the next issue, looking for answers. The writing and art create a solid balance of grit and wit, making this book everything you'd want in a Batman/TMNT team-up.

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9.6
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1

Mar 26, 2018

AGE OF DOOM takes everything that was great about the first BLACK HAMMER series and turns it up to eleven. The story gets even weirder, more emotional, and more interesting than fans are probably expecting.

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9.0
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #2

May 21, 2018

The 2018 Eisner nominations came out recently, and Black Hammer received its necessary nomination for Best Continuing Series. Pick up Age of Doom #2 this week, as well as all of the preceding issues, and see what all the fuss is about!

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10
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4

Aug 19, 2018

Yea, that's right, FIVE STARS. If you've been reading this series up to this point, this issue will evoke all the emotions out of you while you read it.

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9.6
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #5

Sep 16, 2018

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #6 does not feel like an exposition issue. It's nicely paced, thanks to the art and lettering, so the info dump doesn't feel laborious. And although it answers most of the questions that have been driving the series, it also opens up a whole new can of worms that'll keep you coming back for more.

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9.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #8

Apr 8, 2018

Guedes' colors steal the show as Lemire's BLOODSHOT run continues to amaze. "The Book of the Dead" ends on a high note.

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8.2
Bloodshot: Salvation #9

May 14, 2018

If you thought you were going to get a filler issue, a little breathing time before "The Book of Revelations" starts, think again. Bloodshot Salvation #9 is a side story, but it's no less vital to the series overall. It adds depth to Bloodhound and the Bloodshot mythology as a whole, and it'll punch you in the gut like only this creative team can.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #10

Jun 11, 2018

Bloodshot Salvation only has two issues left, and that will end Lemire's seminal run on the character. Issue #10 is not a bad jumping on point if you still want to get on this train before it leaves for good.

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8.8
Bloodshot: Salvation #12

Aug 6, 2018

This has been a saga full of action and drama, of gore and sadness, and of hope. It was a wild ride, and one well worth taking.

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9.6
Cemetery Beach #1

Sep 8, 2018

CEMETERY BEACH is an instant hit. It's witty, fast-paced, interesting, and just flat-out fun. It sets up about a thousand questions, so there's no doubt you'll be clamoring for issue 2.

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10
Crosswind #1

May 10, 2017

Simone and Staggs' work togetherrivals that of even the best noir teams (Brubaker and Phillips better watch their backs). Thetwo plant plenty of seeds in this first issue, and with themystery and intrigue,Crosswind is sure to be a must-buy comic month after month.

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9.0
Curse Words #1

Dec 7, 2016

Call your local comic shop ASAP and tell them to add this book to your pull list, even if fantasy isn't typically your bag.Curse Wordsisn't onlyfor magic fans. It's for fans of interestingcharacters, subtle humor, and intrigue. Plus it's easy on the eyes.Why wouldn't you read it? Don't you like nice things?

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8.0
Ether #1

Nov 9, 2016

Ether has a little bit of something for everyone. It's funny, it's emotional, and " most important " it's entertaining.

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7.8
Her Infernal Descent #1

Mar 26, 2018

HER INFERNAL DESCENT is an interesting, original concept, and though this first issue can be a bit slow to get through, the series shows a lot of promise.

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8.0
Ice Cream Man #1

Jan 17, 2018

ICE CREAM MAN #1 is a trippy, twisted, and surreal ride into suburban horror, and it's just damn fun to read.

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7.6
Infinity Wars (2018) #3

Sep 12, 2018

INFINITY WARS #3 is confusing and as only the Infinity Stones can be, but that confusion also creates interest to read future issues and figure out what the hell is going on. You definitely have to have patience with this series.

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8.0
Loose Ends (2017) #1

Jan 11, 2017

Loose Ends is back and better than ever.Be sure to pick up issue one when it rereleases on January 25, even if you already gave it a shot the first time around. You'll get the finale that you've been waiting six years for, along with a new format, new covers, and a few other updates. "But don't worry," said Latour in a recentImage+ interview, "Han still shoots first."

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8.0
Luke Cage (2018) #1

Aug 15, 2018

LukeCage #1 sets the tone for a smart, bombastic, powerful series. If you haven't given Marvel's Digital Originals a chance yet, start here.

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9.0
Mister Miracle #1

Aug 9, 2017

After much anticipation, 'Mister Miracle' #1 delivers exactly what was promised: a thought provoking, poignant piece of art. Tom King writes yet another stellar script, but Mitch Gerads' art (pencils, inks, AND colors) truly steal the show here.

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9.8
Mister Miracle #7

Mar 14, 2018

Another practically perfect issue of MISTER MIRACLE, sure to make your heart beat faster and your forehead sweat. This comic gives me such anxiety month after month, and I can't stop reading it.

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9.6
Mister Miracle #8

Apr 18, 2018

Mister Miracle is the #1 must-buy comic right now, of any genre, and any publisher. I can't wait for this series to end, so that I can re-read it in its entirety and experience the anxiety all over again.

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9.8
Mister Miracle #9

Jun 13, 2018

Mister Miracle, as always, does an exquisite job of taking the most atrocious sights and making them seem mundane. Only three issues left to go now, and while it's going to be awesome seeing how this story wraps up, it's a shame that it ever has to end.

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9.8
Mister Miracle #10

Aug 1, 2018

Scott considers making a terrible personal sacrifice for the greater good. It's insane when you actually think about it, but to Scott it sort of makes sense. King and Gerads unpack this struggle in simple but powerful ways and show how our personal demons mess with our thought process.

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9.6
Mister Miracle #11

Sep 19, 2018

Suffice it to say, Mitch is amazing at what he does, and he earned every bit of the Eisner he won. The raw emotion and power he put into this issue is palpable. He'll make you laugh, make you cry, and make you scream expletives for various reasons.

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8.6
New Mutants: Dead Souls #6

Aug 29, 2018

New Mutants: Deal Souls #6 is an insane book full of spoilers on every page, so please forgive the vague review. Just make sure to pick it up and read it ASAP before the internet ruins it for you.

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8.2
No. 1 With A Bullet #1

Oct 5, 2017

No. 1 With A Bullethits shelves November 1st. Final order cutoff is Monday, October 9th, so call your local comic shop now!

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8.0
Plastic #1

Apr 19, 2017

Plastic is weird. It's absurd and it's twisted. But it's also good storytelling, and good storytelling deserves to be read. Be sure to pick this book up before it sells out!

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8.2
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1

Jun 27, 2018

THE QUANTUM AGE is definitely the most "traditional superhero comic" of the BLACK HAMMER series so far, but it still has the heart and interesting characters that you've come to love from this world.

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9.0
Reborn #1

Oct 13, 2016

The bottom line is that the premiere issue of Reborn is great; it's sure to be on many "Best of the Year" lists come December. This is a story that literally grabs hold of you on page one and doesn't let go (which sounds cliched, but it's true). It has heart, action, intrigue, and everything else you could possibly want from a sci-fi/fantasy book. Reborn is already being rushed back to print, so be sure to run to your LCS to get a copy before they sell out!

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9.6
Redlands #1

Jul 20, 2017

I'll say it again, Florida is a scary place. We have freaking dinosaurs swimming in our lakes. But even scarier is the hate and evil that flows so freely from one person to another.Redlandsshows us that we need to get our shit together, otherwise we might be facing a cleansing ourselves sooner than later.

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8.2
Son of Hitler #1

Apr 22, 2018

Son of Hitler was one of the most anticipated books announced at this year's Image Expo, and it does not disappoint. From its gripping story full of suspense and intrigue, to its gritty and powerful artwork, this is going to have comics fans talking for a long time.

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7.4
Spy Seal #1

Aug 14, 2017

'Spy Seal' is a ton of fun, with quick-paced action and intrigue. It'll be a great read for fans of spy fiction, crime noir, and cartoons alike.

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader Annual #1

Dec 17, 2015

The juxtaposition of a dark tone with humor may not be something one would expect in a story about Darth Vader, but that may be why this annual works so well. Even more important, it stays true to its roots. Many fans worry that these Expanded Universe stories will stray from Star Wars' core values, but those fears can be cast aside as long as Kieron Gillen is writing Darth Vader. He understands this world and how to tell stories in it. This book is absolutely worth its $4.99, so pick it up and read it while waiting in line to see The Force Awakens.

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8.8
Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #1

Dec 31, 2015

This is an outstanding start to a miniseries that I've been waiting for since it was announced. It manages to play on a big stage while feeling deeply personal, due to its outstanding creative team. Yes, these are characters that you've seen before, but in a totally new light and under new circumstances. This is the prequel story fans have been waiting for.

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8.0
The Terrifics #1

Feb 28, 2018

THE TERRIFICS #1 is an exciting, fun read that's perfect for adventure fans of all ages.

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5.4
Ultimate End #5

Dec 17, 2015

'Ultimate End' has been hard to get through. It has felt cluttered and shallow, and the continuity is infuriatingly off from the main story it's tied in to. It's saved by two things: Mark Bagley's Spider-Men art, and the hope for a bright future in Miles Morales. It's not the ending that the Ultimate Universe may have deserved, but it will do.

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9.0
Violent Love #1

Oct 26, 2016

Barbiere and Santos just joined Brubaker and Phillips as one of comics' great noir teams.

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