Carlos R.'s Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics: The Gathering Reviews: 39
8.5Avg. Review Rating

8
A Man Among Ye #1

Jun 17, 2020

If you love pirates, Stephanie Phillips has written the book for you. Filled with an admiration of the characters and brilliant artwork you’d have to be a real landlubber to pass on this series.

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9
Aquaman (2016) #58

Mar 18, 2020

The issue does an exceptional job at setting up what’s to come by taking its time to set up the conflict on the horizon and giving believable motivations for all the characters. Not only are the characters written well, they’re drawn beautifully too! This issue hits all the marks and I’m excited to see what comes next in this series.

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9
Aquaman (2016) #59

May 26, 2020

Aquaman #59 continues the “Echoes of a Life Lived Well” arc and sets up some interesting developments for what Arthur and family will have to face in the series. The tensions continue to expand in this issue, and I am excited for when it all comes to the inevitable boiling point.

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7
Batgirl (2016) #48

Aug 25, 2020

This was a great tie-in story and doesn’t seem to interrupt the flow of the series. Castelluci writes Barbara well and has set up an interesting premise for this arc.

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9
Bog Bodies OGN

Apr 29, 2020

I cannot praise the art in this book enough, the whole team coordinates to deliver an emotionally charged tale. Bog Bodies is an incredible read that you should definitely pick up if you're a fan of crime stories.

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9
Captain Marvel (2019) #15

Feb 22, 2020

Captain Marvel #15 hits every beat and marks another great issue in Kelly Thompson's run. If you've been at all curious about this series, go pick up this arc. The art and writing are completely in sync and is worth being on your pull list.

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8
Catwoman (2018) #21

Mar 11, 2020

Catwoman #21 makes for a fitting conclusion to this chapter of Selina’s life in Villa Hermosa. Joëlle Jones continues to deliver a solid Catwoman series and though Selina may be up against a zombie horde, Fernando Blanco and FCO Plascencia make certain your eyes stay glued to each page.

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8
Catwoman (2018) #22

Jun 2, 2020

This is Catwoman’s week! Issue #22 of Catwoman makes for a great compliment to the Anniversary Special and is a fine interlude before Selina’s homecoming. And I’m not kitten ya!

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7
Catwoman (2018) #23

Jul 15, 2020

If you’ve been in the mood to pick up some Catwoman, but not looking to invest in a whole series, now is the perfect time to jump in! The previous one-shot and this two-part arc make for a great sampling her character.

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9
Catwoman (2018) #25

Sep 15, 2020

If you’ve been a fan of Selina’s current run or recent issues of Justice League Dark, you’ll definitely want to check out this issue. Feel free to comment below where you hope to see Catwoman go during this run.

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9
Deadpool (2019) #6

Aug 5, 2020

Deadpool #6 makes for a great jumping on point after wrapping up the last arc and demonstrates what’s made this series so much fun to read. Also, if you’re a fan of Jeff the land shark, or have yet to lay eyes on this magnificent creature, then this is a must read issue.

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9
Harley Quinn (2016) #71

Mar 4, 2020

Harley’s series has never been better: accessible, great art and absolutely fun. Humphries and team bring their A-game and deliver an issue worthy of Harleen the Queen.

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8
Harley Quinn (2016) #72

May 12, 2020

Harley Quinn #72 marks for another amusing chapter in the series. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up then you’ll want to be sure to drop in on this issue.

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10
Harley Quinn (2016) #74

Jul 7, 2020

Harley Quinn #74 packs a wallop and ties up this arc for Harley nicely. The team delivers a splendid issue worthy of the Maiden of Mischief.

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9
Harley Quinn (2016) #75

Aug 18, 2020

This final issue blends everything that’s made Humphries’ time with the character phenomenal. If you’ve been following the series thus far, then this will make for an excellent closing chapter and if you have yet to pick up this run, I implore you to check it out. Till next time all you hopers and dreamers, hustlers and schemers!

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10
Hedra #1

Jul 29, 2020

Jesse Lonergan's Hedra is a wonderful comic that'll have you rereading to appreciate its stunning art and incredible story.

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7
Inkblot #1

Sep 3, 2020

Kubert and Gladd have created a beautiful and intriguing world. I’m definitely left wanting more, but I would’ve loved to have seen more conflict established, though there’s plenty here to bring me back for another issue.

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10
Justice League Dark (2018) #20

Feb 26, 2020

This is a great start to the Parliaments of Life arc for Justice League Dark and makes for a good jumping on point for new readers. The whole team syncs and delivers an incredible issue. I can’t wait to see where the rest of this arc will take us.

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9
Justice League Dark (2018) #21

Mar 25, 2020

Justice League Dark #21 offers another great issue to the series. This book makes use of every panel and page and offers a well-crafted tale. The range of this issue is phenomenal and deserves a spot on your pull list.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #22

Jun 2, 2020

It was well worth the wait to finally have the chance to read this issue. The arc, and series, continues to be a visual and narrative treat. The issue draws to a close on a high note and I am stoked to see how “The Parliaments of Life” will conclude.

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9
Justice League Dark (2018) #23

Jun 23, 2020

Justice League Dark continues to be one of DC’s best series, all onboard are constantly putting out tremendous work. This has become my go-to recommendation for anyone looking to jump on a DC book and there’s no better time to start!

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9
Justice League Dark (2018) #24

Jul 21, 2020

This issue serves as a great start for the Justice League Dark’s traverse through the Other Place and their inevitable face off with the Upside Down Man.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #25

Aug 25, 2020

Justice League Dark is one of those books you just have to read for yourself. If you love monsters; striking displays of magic; or talking, crime solving chimps this is a comic you’ve got to get into your hands.

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8
Justice League Dark (2018) #26

Sep 22, 2020

DC has been churning out some awesome series and Justice League Dark is most definitely in the top tier. While this issue isn’t best for newcomers, the lead up to this point has been so worth it and deserves to be read from the beginning of the arc.

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9
Marvels Snapshot (2020): Captain America #1

Jun 24, 2020

This is an important story to tell, especially in today's climate, and I'm glad they were in the capable hands of Russell, Sabino, Renzi, and Prez. As an admirer of these titanic heroes, I can sometimes get enamored and lost in the superhero universe and forget to take action in ours. Marvels Snapshots: Captain America #1 is a humbling book and deserves to be read.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): X-Men #1

Sep 16, 2020

Please, do not miss out on this lovely story. If you're a fan of Scott Summers or even if you hate the guy, you'll want to read this story, it's one of those stories that could make you reconsider your stance. And if you haven't yet, definitely check out Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, seriously it's the greatest podcast of all time!

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9
Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #1

Aug 19, 2020

Burch has set up a great follow-up to Ranger Slayer and adds an air of mystery to the overall story with this new character and incoming threat. The ending of this issue is sure to have readers picking up the next chapter.

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10
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1

Jul 22, 2020

I cannot stress how wonderful of a story this is, for established fans of the series and newcomers alike. Elements of what made the TV series such a joy to watch and what makes the BOOM! Comics so relatable run deep in the veins of this story, if you’re a fan of the Power Rangers in any form you NEED to pick this issue up.

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6
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #44

Mar 25, 2020

Red Hood Outlaw #44 continues the mystical mission the Outlaws are on and while it makes for a fascinating plot, this issue falls short on its delivery. There are some great scenes between Bizarro and Jason, but not much else offered.

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8
Sleeping Beauties #1

Jun 24, 2020

If you’ve never read the novel or have been interested to, Sleeping Beauties #1 offers a promising and faithful first chapter to this series.

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9
Stillwater (2020) #1

Sep 17, 2020

I love me a good horror title and if you’re of like mind, definitely pickup Stillwater #1, it’s sure to have you hooked by the last page.

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9
Strange Adventures (2020) #1

Mar 4, 2020

I love this issue; I keep finding myself going back to it to read the Rann portions to see what more I can learn about Pykkts and Gerad’s work to see what I can tell about Alanna and Adam’s relationship by their glances. Strange Adventures offers a layered read and is sure to build to an incredible story.

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9
We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1

Sep 2, 2020

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead is off to a wonderful start. Ewing, Di Meo, and Miotti deliver some of their best work. If you’ve enjoyed any of these creators’ previous works you know they are not ones to hold back and this issue is no different.

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8
Wonder Woman (2016) #752

Feb 26, 2020

If seeing Wonder Woman duke it out with a medieval knight is your jam, then you’ll want to pick up this issue. It’s a fun read, though a tad slow to get into the meat of this arc. The art alone is worth the price of admission for this brawl.

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6
Wonder Woman (2016) #753

Mar 11, 2020

We come to the end of the Iron Maiden arc in this issue, and though it closes this chapter on a fitting note for Diana and Valda, the pacing cuts us from establishing an emotional connection with Valda. The art suffers, possibly from such a rapid release schedule, but still has lots to offer.

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7
Wonder Woman (2016) #755

May 19, 2020

Wonder Woman#755 makes for a solid introduction to ‘The Four Horsewomen’ arc and utilizes Orlando’s previous issues to drive the righteousness of Warmaster’s ambitions.

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9
Wonder Woman (2016) #759

Jul 28, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this issue and the little details added in by the creative team. Diana is in safe hands and I’m excited to see how she’ll be further developed. If you’re looking to get your Wonder Woman fix before Wonder Woman 1984 (hopefully) drops later this year, then look no further than Wonder Woman #759!

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8
Wonder Woman (2016) #760

Aug 11, 2020

Wonder Woman #760 takes an interesting turn and sets up larger events to come for Diana. This and the previous issue make for a great jumping on point for new readers. And if you’re not new to the series, this is another gorgeous and excellent read in the series.

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Wonder Woman (2016) #762

Sep 8, 2020

Along with Wonder Woman #762 making for a fun and beautifully designed read, it also marks a significant point in the story Tamaki is weaving, so you'll want to be sure to check it out!

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