Benjamin Novoa's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 14
7.9Avg. Review Rating

6.5
Batman (2016) #61

Dec 19, 2018

For the time being Batman #61 is a strong, yet dubious, beginning to the Knightmares arc, with promises that have yet to be fulfilled. My interest is piqued, but the issue will assuredly become forgettable.

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6.5
Batman (2016): Secret Files #1

Oct 31, 2018

Batman Secret Files #1 works well enough for what it is at its very nature: a collection of work. The quality varies greatly from poor to excellent. Two of the stories fail to hit their mark, two stories are solid outings, and one is highly successful. Despite the various quality of work, the issue is worth a read, serving as a litmus test of creative combinations that could be commissioned for future Batman outings.

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8.5
Books of Magic (2018) #3

Jan 2, 2019

Plenty of comics are striving for readers attention, but Books of Magic #3 stands out among them. If you're looking for a comic outside of the standard superhero genre, Books of Magic has it all. Magic, mystery, and sincere character work makes Books of Magic a must-read. Give Tim's tale of death and consequences a chance and you will not be disappointed.

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9.0
Extermination (2018) #1

Jan 16, 2019

Returning the X-Men to form.

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9.0
Hardcore (2018) #1

Dec 18, 2018

To what extent do the ends justify the means? Is one man's homeland security another man's extreme police state? Hardcore #1 doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but if relevant themes, intense action, and a well-paced narrative are your thing, you've come to the right place.

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7.5
Infinite Dark #2

Nov 14, 2018

A deep mystery set in space combining horror, science fiction, and mystery to deliver a fresh take on all the genres.

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7.5
Sideways #9

Oct 17, 2018

Issue #9 continues to build on the lore of Sideways while piquing interest towards what comes next.

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8.0
Sideways #10

Nov 21, 2018

A necessary step forward for establishing Sideways' character and building his world.

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8.5
Sideways #11

Dec 13, 2018

Sideways # 11 is easily the next phase of Sideways' story, reaching a new height and pushing Derek's world to a more dynamic and compelling frontier.

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7.5
Sideways Annual #1

Nov 7, 2018

Sideways Annual #1 does have a few minor hiccups but successfully continues to build on the ongoing journey of Derek James, DC's neophile hero.

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8.5
Suicide Squad: Black Files #1

Nov 7, 2018

A strong introduction to two new Suicide Squad stories readers will want to see through to the end.

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8.0
Suicide Squad: Black Files #2

Dec 5, 2018

Suicide Squad: Black Files is a fine addition to the Suicide Squad series. The title has the potential to be an enticing ongoing series.

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7.5
Thor (2018) #9

Jan 9, 2019

Overall, I enjoyed my time with Thor #9, the departure from focusing on the title character works, for the most part. Aaron continues to build (slowly I might add) elements of the looming War of Realms. It won't surprise me if fans who came seeking Thor in a monumental battle are disappointed. Another minor gripe is that the Thor book feels like a precursor to the War of Realms Event, rather than a title with its own identity. If nothing else, Aaron continues to place all the pieces on the board before unleashing hell.

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8.0
What If? (2018): Thor #1

Oct 24, 2018

A fun look into the relationship between Thor and Loki with the "What If" twist.

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