Benjamin Milne's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: BGCP Reviews: 15
8.3Avg. Review Rating

10
Alien (2021) #1

Mar 25, 2021

Don't let the combination of Alien and Disney sour your appetite just yet, this series is shaping up to be an absolutely dramatic and traumatic addition to the Alien franchise. From parasitic corporate politics to pseudo-sexual scenes of symbolism, the themes of the franchise are all on show in Marvel's Alien #1.

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9
Alien (2021) #2

Apr 23, 2021

Johnson's story has amped up its drama and action, ironically similar to the sequel to Alien, Aliens, while maintaining its tension and subtlety. If we get an abundance of British characters in the third issue then we'll know the score.

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9
Alien (2021) #3

May 28, 2021

In conclusion, MARVEL's Alien #3 is the much-needed release of visceral bloodletting to keep fans of the franchise happy. An emotionally bloodcurdling experience that sees our main character falling further into a void of hopelessness, facing and clinging to fragments of the past, present and future to pull himself through the darkness.

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7
Alien (2021) #4

Jun 17, 2021

When the comic could just serve the justifiable purpose of explaining the events that transpired outwith the story being told, it is a promising endorsement to see it present major plot developments that change the shape of the series as a whole.

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8
Batman: The Detective (2021) #1

Apr 16, 2021

Finally, my only hope for the series is that it goes on to defend its title of Batman: “The Detective” with masterminds colliding thoughts as opposed to fists colliding with faces.

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9
Batman: The Detective (2021) #2

May 12, 2021

A fantastic blend of noir-like darkness and Ripperesque reconnaissance, this issue understands what it means to be Batman, The Detective. 

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8
Batman: The Detective (2021) #3

Jun 10, 2021

With artwork worthy of the Louvre itself and a Sherlock Holmesian dose of unyielding character dissection, this comic puts the Detective in Batman: The Detective.

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9
Batman: The Detective (2021) #4

Jul 15, 2021

In conclusion, Batman: The Detective #4 is a thrilling masterclass in the mythos of our dark detective. Hyper-focused with the potential for grander and harsher affairs, this comic will haunt even the most grizzled Batman fan!

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7
Chasing the Dragon #1

May 23, 2021

In conclusion, Chasing The Dragon #1 offers a taste of dragon blood to its reader and it's a traumatic trip to be sure. With haunting visuals and anxiety inducing askewity throughout, this'll scratch the itch for fans of dark fantasies. If for nothing else, the artwork is gorgeously grotesque enough to engross yourself in.

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9
Crush & Lobo #1

Jun 2, 2021

In conclusion, Crush & Lobo #1 absolutely crushes it in it's first issue! Engaging characters with immediate development and chaotic action with bold real-world consequences gives this series all the potential to be a gut bustingly bombastic ride with room for thrashingly relatable emotional baggage as it proceeds.

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10
Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Secret of Chesbro House #1

Jul 11, 2021

My only criticism is that it's a two part story and I want to stay here forever.

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7
Silk (2021) #1

Apr 11, 2021

In conclusion, Marvel's Silk #1 (2021) delivers a lot of detail and character in short succession and sticks the landing flawlessly in its immersive story. As mentioned before, this is a worthy entry to the Spider-Verse with a refreshing spin on the world of webslinging. I'm excited to see where this weaved web of Silk leads Cindy in future issues.

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9
Spawn: Spawn's Universe #1

Jun 25, 2021

In conclusion, Spawn's Universe #1 is a bleak but fruitful taste of everyone's favourite Hellspawn and his return to the world of comic books is grandiose with a mighty blaze of biblically proportionate brooding and satirically dark realism.

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6
The Orville #2

Jun 4, 2021

While there is not a lot of action here, it instead has a semblance of Infinity War's scale of tragedy amongst our beloved crew. Can the former crew of the Orville coincide and stop the Kaylon fleet from wiping the universe clean of all things natural in this alternate reality? One can only hope.

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8
WWE: The New Day #1

Jul 9, 2021

If you're a wrestling fan with kids, this is an ideal comic to read with them to learn about respect and diversity through one of the greatest trios in professional wrestling. It's a New Day, yes it is!

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