Brandon Davis's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicsverse, ComicBook.com Reviews: 62
8.3Avg. Review Rating

9.5
Black Panther & the Crew #1

Apr 12, 2017

BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW #1 hits the ground running, with action, strong characters, and an exploration into the conflicts and issues that plague some communities today.

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6.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #18

Feb 28, 2018

Nothing's quite new about the book, nor is there much of an arc taking place, but it's a fun read with Ted coaching stubborn teen Jaime towards true heroism.

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9.3
Champions #8

May 3, 2017

CHAMPIONS #8 explores the emotions and dynamics that make the team great in the first place, giving us a story with true heart.

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4.0
Deadman (2017) #4

Feb 14, 2018

Readers will have to had been on board for the first three issues to have a clue what's going on as Deadman's deadpan comments and wit (or lack thereof) are the most entertaining bits of the book, even if we aren't laughing with him, but at him.

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8.0
Deadman (2017) #5

Mar 21, 2018

Yet another installment of Deadman arrives from Neal Adams, bringing the traditional bits of wit and deadpan humor to a team which is not exactly traditional.

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8.0
Deadman (2017) #6

Apr 18, 2018

An intense journey of discovery for Boston Brand, Deadman #6 gets the ball rolling faster with each page.

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8.7
Deadpool (2015) #29

Apr 19, 2017

A fitting end to the "'Til Death Do Us..." event, the humorous DEADPOOL #29 is the end and beginning of a new chapter for our problematic hero.

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10
Deadpool (2015) #31

Jun 4, 2017

DEADPOOL #31 is a powerful installment that not only adds to the gravitas of SECRET EMPIRE, but gives more depth to the Merc with a Mouth.

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9.2
Deadpool (2015) #32

Jun 15, 2017

DEADPOOL #32 is another worty installment not only for SECRET EMPIRE, but for the Merc and his guilty conscious.

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8.5
Deadpool (2015) #35

Sep 2, 2017

DEADPOOL #35, despite getting caught up in the throes of SECRET EMPIRE, is a fitting cap-off to our hero's dark turn.

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8.0
Deathbed #1

Feb 21, 2018

Poised to meet his maker, Mr. Luna becomes an intriguing protagonist in Joshua Williamson and Riley Rossmo's brash new supernatural series.

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10
Deathbed #2

Mar 21, 2018

Witty punchlines, brash illustrations, and unthinkable scenarios become reality thanks to Joshua Williamson, Riley Rossmo, and Ivan Plascencia.

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10
Deathbed #3

Apr 18, 2018

Another hilarious and tense thrill ride, Joshua Williamson might have a home run series on his hands.

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9.0
Defenders (2017) #2

Jul 9, 2017

THE DEFENDERS #2 is a strong follow-up to the debut issue, introducing cast members and expanding upon a powerful team dynamic.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #388

Apr 11, 2018

Picking up after the events of Doctor Strange: Damnation #3, Doctor Strange #388 is a trippy adventure, but is, most importantly, easy to follow.

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8.0
Future Quest Presents #7

Feb 21, 2018

In the end, most readers will share Avenger's last words of the issue, "To tell the truth, I kind of dig it."

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10
Future Quest Presents #8

Mar 21, 2018

Jeff Parker's issue #8 tells its own complete story, while also teeing up those which will follow.

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10
Future Quest Presents #9

Apr 18, 2018

Rob Williams makes quick work of his characters to give the world a sharp hook, in a vibrant world sparking childhood imaginations.

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4.0
Gideon Falls #1

Mar 7, 2018

Introducing a new supernatural mystery to the comic world, Gideon Falls does little to introduce interesting and compelling characters in its first issue.

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8.0
Gideon Falls #2

Apr 11, 2018

Not using prop characters like issue #1 did, Gideon Falls issue #2 focuses on building characters, teasing new arrivals, and developing its core story which looks like a promising, terrifying saga.

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9.7
Hawkeye (2016) #10

Sep 14, 2017

HAWKEYE #10 is an excellent chapter, playing with dual perspectives that add to an already engaging story for our hero.

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6.0
Incredible Hulk (2017) #715

Apr 18, 2018

Though nothing of substantial impact happens until the final pages, Cho's continued reign as an aggressive and determined rage monster is a little bit of fun.

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9.5
Injection #11

Mar 11, 2017

INJECTION #11 is a welcome return for the acclaimed franchise. From solid wit to amazing plot setup, this issue is a promising sign of things to come.

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6.0
James Bond: The Body #3

Mar 21, 2018

It's certainly a James Bond character which casual fans might be unfamiliar with as he murderously trots around in R-rated fashion.

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8.0
James Bond: The Body #4

Apr 18, 2018

James learns about a new friends but also learns about himself in a welcome edition provided more grounded development than previous issues.

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10
Kill Or Be Killed #16

Feb 14, 2018

Haunting currently relevant social issues are tackled as the narrative drives on toward a complicated but severely interesting story for Dylan.

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10
Kill Or Be Killed #17

Mar 21, 2018

As his mission proves trickier than expected and Ed Brubaker crafts a genuinely interesting internal conflict, and external bout with the copycat vigilante's inability to properly copycat poses a whole new wrench in all of Dylan's plan.

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8.0
Kingsman: The Red Diamond #6

Feb 7, 2018

Though a bit slightly abrupt, Kingsman Red Diamond's conclusion is a clever and simple read with enough laughs to warrant the price of admission.

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8.0
Lazarus: X+66 #6

Feb 14, 2018

Packed with violence, savagery, and near poetic writing, it's an intriguing read with a door open for future tales or the haunting existence of its characters being left behind for Lazarus readers to have poking the back of their mind in the future.

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8.0
Lockjaw (2018) #1

Feb 28, 2018

Daniel Kibblesmith pairs the oversized teleporting pup with once-hero D-Man for an adventure which will certainly teach them to rely on each other, possibly one more than the other, in an unnecessary but potentially quite fun adventure.

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4.0
Lockjaw (2018) #2

Mar 28, 2018

Another installment to yet another title which begs the question, "Do we really need this?" provides the obvious answer of "no."

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10
Motherlands #2

Feb 28, 2018

Wacky, fun art and a slowly unfolding, yet very dramatic narrative make Motherlands #2 a fun read.

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10
Motherlands #3

Mar 28, 2018

One of the best books being printed right now, Motherlands #3 is a another wise-cracking and endlessly fun journey, paired nicely with the dramatically tense mother-daughter relationship of its conflicted heroines.

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9.0
Nova (2016) #4

Mar 9, 2017

Our heroes receive a much welcomed and mildly quiet reprieve before the storm, and it gives us much appreciated character development. Loveness' character development is stellar and Perez's artwork gives us very thoughtful scenes.

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9.0
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Jun 21, 2017

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 is a welcome return to form for a character that's already larger than life.

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9.3
Spider-Man (2016) #15

Apr 5, 2017

SPIDER-MAN #15 brings us back into focus on our hero with an amazing issue. A strong showing of the relationships and responsibilities for our hero and his supporting cast.

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8.6
Spider-Man/Deadpool #15

Mar 8, 2017

Providing more jokes than substance, Spider-Man/ Deadpool will have you laughing at self referential jokes and admiring monster showdowns. The overarching plot move slow enough, but does it's job at being a handy tie-in for the Deadpool epic.

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9.3
Star-Lord #4

Mar 15, 2017

An amazing issue packed with both action and development, STAR-LORD keeps you invested from start to finish with engaging characters and enthralling situations.

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9.3
Star-Lord (2016) #4

Mar 15, 2017

An amazing issue packed with both action and development, STAR-LORD keeps you invested from start to finish with engaging characters and enthralling situations.

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10
Star-Lord (2016) #5

Mar 29, 2017

STAR-LORD #5 comes at you with full on action and suspense, cementing itself as the best in the series with more in the tank.

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9.7
Star-Lord (2016) #6

Apr 19, 2017

STAR-LORD #6 is a phenomenal conclusion to the book's first arc, leaving doors open more more growth and new adventures.

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8.0
The Demon: Hell is Earth #4

Feb 28, 2018

This issue uses most of its time to step back from the hot action to develop its characters, including a major development in one particular relationship.

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8.0
The Demon: Hell is Earth #5

Mar 28, 2018

Andrew Constant's latest installment to this hellish adventure is loaded with fantastic elements as our heroes attempt to dethrone a demon king.

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8.0
The Unexpected (2018) #1

Jun 6, 2018

A strong, if also crowded, first entry to a saga with potential.

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8.0
The Unexpected (2018) #2

Jul 4, 2018

With the heroes relegated to hiding out, a catastrophic loss of hope helps fuel an interesting narrative for the heroes as the larger story seems to just be awakening.

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8.0
The Unexpected (2018) #3

Aug 1, 2018

A welcome clarification of the mission and stakes is introduced, as a quick-and-awesome action-sequence accompanies the interesting exposition.

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8.0
The Walking Dead #176

Feb 7, 2018

The book finally decides not to hold back on delivering a specific moment fans are hungry for, and in true Kirkman fashion, gives just enough on the final pages to force a return for issue #177.

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10
The Walking Dead #177

Mar 7, 2018

The Walking Dead has officially introduced the most interesting story in years as a new community might force the core group to make difficult decisions.

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6.0
The Walking Dead #178

Apr 4, 2018

Robert Kirkman's massive expansion of The Walking Dead hits the brakes in issue #178, providing a few important character moments for Michonne and Maggie

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8.0
The Walking Dead #179

May 2, 2018

A new type of complexity for the zombie series, though, asks new questions about humanity and rebuilding civilization, far beyond whether killing to survive is the right thing to do.

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10
The Walking Dead #182

Aug 1, 2018

With differences arising between leaders, a new type of war is an intriguing thought nearly 200 issues in as the most expansive and exciting chapter in The Walking Dead continues.

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8.5
Unbelievable Gwenpool #14

Apr 12, 2017

GWENPOOL #14 can be a bit frenetic at times, but it's a fun read that sets the stage for character development.

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9.0
Wild Storm #2

Mar 16, 2017

THE WILD STORM #2 is low on action, but high on great exposition and character. A sign of positive things to come for the arc.

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8.0
Wild Storm #12

Mar 7, 2018

Well-written banter and the use of technological warfare carries the issue toward some shocking reveals, while the overarching story reaches its midway point.

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8.0
Wild Storm: Michael Cray #6

Mar 14, 2018

Bryan Hill has a hit on his hand, wisely collaborating a bit with the well-versed Warren Ellis on this adventure.

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8.0
Wild Storm: Michael Cray #7

May 9, 2018

The world's colliding makes for a more surprising encounter than expected, with a traditional type of cliffhanger this series has become accustomed to.

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10
Wild Storm: Michael Cray #8

Jun 13, 2018

It's the most exciting entry to the adventure yet.

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6.0
Wild Storm: Michael Cray #9

Jul 11, 2018

The supporting characters continue to be more interesting than the titular hero.

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9.0
X-Men Prime #1

Mar 29, 2017

X-MEN PRIME #1 gets the reader ready for a new age for mutant-kind, with exciting new prospects.

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6.0
Youngblood (2017) #9

Feb 14, 2018

Though somewhat hollow, the issue makes good use of its characters' abilities to plan, adapt, and act quickly for an entertaining few pages in an otherwise expositional batch of pages likely setting the stage for something further down the line.

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8.0
Youngblood (2017) #10

Mar 21, 2018

The inner turmoil amongst the group struggling to form in the aftermath of their bouts with the Bloodstream make their difficult decisions based on the character history all that much more enjoyable as they transform into greater heroes both individually and as a unit.

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6.0
Youngblood (2017) #11

May 9, 2018

Characters grow along with the world in this important, pivotal issue of Youngblood.

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