Cat Wyatt's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Bastards, Word Of The Nerd Reviews: 211
7.5Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Backstagers: Valentine's Intermission #1

Feb 7, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty great on the whole. I absolutely adore the cover " it's just so cheerful and cute (yeah, I called it cute). The art for this series is always consistent, no major mistakes or oddities (other than the intentional ones, that is). I love the big eyes and faces the characters have; it furthers the impression that everyone is so open and caring (I mean, look at Sasha's huge eyes and tell me he isn't adorable).

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8.0
Barrier (2018) #1

May 17, 2018

The artwork for this issue is absolutely striking. It's easy to look at the pages between the covers and think that they're on the dull side, but they actually do a wonderful job of portraying real people, with actual flaws and human emotions. It's beautifully done. The covers are absolutely striking (I may have taken a peek at the rest of the covers already). I wouldn't have expected a color palette like this from this series"and yet here they are.

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8.0
Barrier (2018) #2

May 17, 2018

Once again the artwork for this series is amazing. They're not afraid to show the more graphic sides of this story, like Liddy's horse or her nudity (which isn't sexualized in the least). It's all just shown as facts more than anything. The introductory images of the space shift are striking " the hues really make the images memorable.

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8.0
Barrier (2018) #3

May 17, 2018

Like the other issues the artwork for this issue was stunning. In a way I'd argue this was the best artwork so far; not because of the quality (which is very good), but because of how the entirely of the story was carried by the images. There were literally no words used to support the artwork here, so the artwork had to fully stand up on its own. That is not an easy task, and I have to admit I'm incredibly impressed.

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8.0
Barrier (2018) #4

May 23, 2018

Like the last few issues, the artwork for this series has been quite incredible. At times it's easy to consider the work bland, but when you look closer at it, you'll realize the depth of detail and emotion being shown by our almost nonverbal characters. It's quite brilliant and supports the story better than I've seen anywhere else.

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8.0
Barrier (2018) #5

May 30, 2018

Like the other issues in this series, the artwork did an exceptional job of complementing the plot. It was rough and jagged, just like real life.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #19

Jan 24, 2018

I loved the artwork for this issue. Snow is so easily overlooked, but it's so easy to get wrong if you're not careful. I think it may have learned a little too much on the 'pretty' side than the 'threatening' side, but it's hard to have people actively moving outside and still be seen in a comic when the snow is that heavy. So I understand the artistic choice at least. I love how expressive they've been making Barbara lately " for example when she was exhausted and essentially using the cafe's table as her bed.

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6.0
Batgirl (2016) #20

Feb 28, 2018

The artwork was pretty great on this issue. I love how the storm and ice are portrayed, as well as Barbara's memories serving as her own personal GPS (little blue ghosts all over the city). It was a clever way of showing her memory in action. I also love how Ethan's features were slowly filled in as she listened to his voice.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #21

Mar 28, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty decent. The monster had texture and depth drawn in, and it also gave the impression that he was semitransparent, even when there wasn't a person visible inside him. For some reason Batgirl's expressions towards the end of the issue started looking a little funny; less detail on a longer face. I'm not sure what that was about.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #22

Apr 25, 2018

This was an interesting issue. At first I thought they were being a little heavy handed with the 'blasts from the past' they kept pulling up, but once I realized there were all connected (both in the issues they appear in and in Barbara's mind) it all started making a bit more sense. I'm hoping we get more answers in the next issue " like what that gun was, or who that guy is, for that matter. I'd also like to know if Fruit Bat is another figment of Barbara's imagination, or if something bigger is going on there.

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6.0
Batgirl (2016) #23

May 23, 2018

At least the artwork was pretty consistent with the quality one would expect for Batgirl. It was probably difficult to figure out a way to represent the trap being breached in a literal sense, but they did a pretty decent job, all things considered. Having it be fuzzy and soft at first, and then shown as glass breaking was a really interesting choice, but in the end it was probably the strongest part of the issue.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #24

Jun 27, 2018

This was a decent issue, all things considered. It had a solid plot, but it probably could have been stretched out into two issues if they wanted. That would have allowed for more details, more buildup, and more time for the resolution. But it wasn't too rushed, so it isn't all that big of a deal in the long run.

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6.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

Jan 10, 2018

The artwork is a bit different than I'm used to for this series. I'm not sure if this is a new and permanent change, or if it's just part of the one-shot nature of this issue. While I didn't dislike the style, it was a little bit jarring to jump into it (especially after having just read the second most recent issue, but that's my bad for being so far behind). It's choppier on the whole, and I don't really love the way Batgirl (or more specifically Barbara Gordon) is portrayed. The rougher nature makes it all look more comical (no pun intended), which is fine for a lighter issue like this, but I would be concerned should this art style be used alongside a heavier plot.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #19

Feb 14, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty solid on the whole. I didn't really like Burnate's design (or his name), though he was certainly dangerous. I love how much raw emotion the artists were able to capture, especially towards the end. Seeing Barbara's breakdown"it was heartbreaking, and the artwork fully supported it.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #20

Mar 14, 2018

The artwork for this series has been great so far, and this issue is no exception. I love the raw emotions you can see in this issue " though obviously there was more focus on Helena and her reactions than anything else.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #21

Apr 11, 2018

I loved the artwork for this issue. You could really see Helena hurting, the anguish in her face when she realized that no matter how much she wants to, the truth of the matter is she just can't trust her mother. Likewise I loved the panels showing Canary's abilities. They did a fantastic job showing us the increase in power scale for her, leaving us just as worried as she undoubtedly is.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #22

May 9, 2018

This was a fantastic conclusion to the Full Circle plot; it also wrapped up a bunch of other subplots while it was at it (Helena's mother, Canary's cry, Gus, etc). I know this isn't the conclusion to the series, but it very easily could have been had they wanted to. It'll be interesting to see what the next issue has in store, since it'll be starting off on a clean (well, cleaner) slate.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #38

Jan 4, 2018

I'm pretty happy with the artwork in this issue, though I think my favorite piece would probably have to be the cover. Its macabre theme really hints to what's inside, and it fits the ending perfectly while not giving anything away. The artist did a fantastic job of making all the graphic scenes disturbing, and not by overdoing it on the blood (though there was a decent amount of that). Zsasz's arms were a horrible sight, for sure, but beyond that I find myself impressed by the effort put into them. They have years' worth of scars built up, one over the other, until it creates a whole new texture. It's surprisingly intricate.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #39

Jan 17, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty fantastic. There are plenty of details, dramatic poses, and close ups to go around. The cover was a bit more stylized, with softer colors diffusing the background. And of course there's the image I already talked about; Batman in full armor. The details are pretty spectacular, and worth checking out when you have a moment.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #40

Feb 7, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty decent on the whole, though there were some odd moments too. I loved the imagery from the panels were Bruce and Diana almost kissed (even though I was hoping they wouldn't) " it's just too well drawn for me to ignore. I also loved the panels where the Gentle Man was opening the portal (and donning his battle armor), that was pretty epic, if I may say so. Meanwhile, there was one scene where Wonder Woman got grappled by a monster, and"well it looks like she's laughing? I believe it's supposed to be her showing the struggle she's having, but it reads wrong. Also, am I the only one that thinks Selena Kyle looks a lot like Carrie-Anne Moss (as Harper in Jessica Jones) in this issue? Perhaps it's just the haircut and setting combined to make me feel that way.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #42

Mar 7, 2018

The artwork was pretty decent for this issue. I loved the expressions in particular; such as Selena's face when challenging Ivy, or the smug expression on Harley's face at the end (which I suppose is really a smug expression of Ivy's?). Ivy's costume looks a bit off though. I always picture her green skintight outfit to be one made of plants, but in this issue it looks more like a green leotard with some plants over the torso. It's oddly one dimensional and flat, which is ironic considering how vibrant and alive it should look.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #43

Mar 21, 2018

The artwork for this issue was a bit all over the place. Selena and Bruce looked fantastic, and I'll begrudgingly admit Harley did too (I still don't love the new look, but this is probably the best she's looked in a while). Ivy didn't look right though. The shading on her was flat " you can see the paint brush strokes used for her hair (which wasn't shaded at all) and her costume looked too two-dimensional as well. It was an odd decision, especially considering she was a focal point for the plot.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #44

Apr 4, 2018

The artwork for this issue was fantastic. The present and flashbacks were portrayed with different styles, that made the jumps clear (while not having them be jarring). Selena's expressions were probably the highlight of this issue. Though I have to give props to the beauty and intricacy of the dress she ends up with.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #45

Apr 18, 2018

I loved the artwork for this issue. I think out of all the panels, page 18 was probably my favorite. Blooster is dramatically (and in a somewhat silly manner) jumping through a window, leaving glass flying all around. It's pretty, it's dramatic, and it still has a comical tone to it despite everything else.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #47

May 16, 2018

While I found this plot interesting and entertaining, it honestly felt more like filler to me than anything. It's like they were stalling for time while they built up hype for the wedding (not that I blame them for building hype " I actually can both see and understand what they're trying to do here).

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8.0
Batman (2016) #48

Jun 6, 2018

It's hard to believe that Batman would have taken all of these events in stride like he did, however the Joker side of things had some really interesting implications.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #49

Jun 20, 2018

This is an odd issue, to be sure. In some ways it's better than the first part of this, in that at least they're not having Batman act out of character. Unless you count him being knocked out for being so long as out of character"and you'd have a pretty solid argument for that. It's likely that anybody with any sort of medical training will be screaming at the pages for this one, but besides that, it was somewhat interesting. It's not every day we get to see Catwoman and Joker interact anymore, so it's sort of refreshing in its own way, even if they are trying to kill each other here.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #50

Jul 4, 2018

For an issue that they've been building up to for the better part of a year...this was only okay. If they hadn't been pushing out so many issues focused on it things might have felt differently, but in truth this really ends up feeling like a copout.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #51

Jul 18, 2018

It's clear that Batman was taking out all of his frustration from his failed wedding out on the villains in the city. It's also apparent that he probably went too far. It's understandable, why Batman would seek solace in crime fighting. For the longest time it was all he had, and in many ways he probably felt that way all over again. In a way this trial was the best thing for him " if not for being slapped in the face with the repercussions of his anger, who knows how long it might have taken him to get out of this mood.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #52

Jul 31, 2018

This is one of those plots that really makes you sit down and think. There are so many potential reasons and reactions to everything going on that the truth has become almost perfectly obfuscated. We're left grasping at crumbs. Even the great Bruce Wayne/Batman doesn't know the truth.

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6.0
Batman and the Signal #1

Jan 4, 2018

The artwork was pretty incredible. I love Signal's design " the change from the more dark and brooding colors to black and bright yellow has always stood out for me. Plus it's so sleek looking. Additionally I really enjoyed the design of the few other metahumans we've been shown, especially the cyborg girl who hasn't been formally introduced (heck, she might not even be a meta and I'm just assuming).

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6.0
Batman and the Signal #2

Feb 21, 2018

I love the artwork for this series, especially the character designs. I've already gushed about Palette, Null, and Killjoy, but there are so many others as well; such as Duke (obviously) both in and out of his suit, Detective Aisi, and the backup Robins. I haven't had a lot of time to get used to any of them yet, but I can still tell them all apart at a glance, which is a big deal for me. I also love the color palettes chosen - especially for the tech and abilities " the way they're portrayed is fantastic.

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8.0
Batman and the Signal #3

Apr 25, 2018

I love Signal's character design, as well as many of the secondary characters in this series. Detective Aisi's arm is amazing, as is her overall look. Even for a plainclothes detective, she stands out more often than not (though obviously not to the same level as a masked vigilante would).

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #16

Jan 24, 2018

This was a pretty good read on the whole " most of it was the fight between Stalker and Batman, but seeing that it was a fantastic fight, I'm not going to complain. I do like that they took some time to continue building things up, even while mid-action scene (such as having Barbara trying to investigate the girl). It should help keep the story moving at a good pace, which is what I prefer. I hope this ends up being a longer storyline, I'd really like something to sink my teeth into here.

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10
Batman Beyond (2016) #17

Feb 28, 2018

I loved the artwork for this issue. The fight scenes were outstanding, especially with the fire in the background for dramatic lighting and shading. The clever ways they hid the lady vigilante's identity was well done, though at the time the obfuscation frustrated me (as intended).

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10
Batman Beyond (2016) #18

Mar 28, 2018

I can't believe the raw expression they were able to get on Payback's face. I honestly wasn't expecting it, and I have to say it hurt my heart a little to see him like that (even though I don't like him in the slightest). The action sequences were fantastic as well, which is a plus. I loved the use of brighter backdrops in this issue; it contrasted nicely with the darker subject being discussed.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #19

Apr 25, 2018

This was a great plot arc; we have old villains (Payback, Stalker) and allies (Ten) being brought to the forefront as well as the start of a new Robin " something I think we've all known was coming even back when this series was a TV show. I'm really hoping they continue building in this vein, and am anxious to see what happens next.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #20

May 23, 2018

This was a well written issue, especially when we consider how much was established here. In one issue the creators have successfully established multiple points of interest and tension.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #21

Jun 27, 2018

The artwork for Batman Beyond has always been clearly defined and it never changes directions of style. The futuristic look is very sci-fi but also kind of believable, in its own way. The new suit still looks awesome and seeing older versions of all the characters has been fun. The Jokerz in this issue looked particularly good " you can see the Harley influence in a couple of them as well, which surprisingly helped to enhance the effect.

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6.0
Batman: Lost #1

Nov 8, 2017

I find myself conflicted on how I feel about the art style. On the one hand, I love the implied movement that comes with the more sketchy quality that Mahnke, Paquette, and Jimenez are using, but on the other hand, it feels unfinished in places. The rougher quality is effective in adding psychological tension; you can really see the strain on Bruce Wayne's face while he's coming up against everything he fears the most.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #9

Nov 15, 2017

The artwork was the highlight for me in this issue. Fernando Blanco (with the help of colorist John Rauch) did a fantastic job of blending the themes of Wonderland with Crane's overlaying tones of imagery. Throw in some iconic images (such as Batwoman being tied up roses " presumably rope) and you've got a recipe for some beautiful full page images. The color palette was spot on as well " with the tones changing steadily but slowly throughout, indicating changes in events or emotion. Even the way Crane is portrayed changes when Kate is exposed to a different set of drugs. The attention to detail is astounding.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #11

Jan 17, 2018

I've always loved the design for Batwoman. The bright red hair against the dark outfit is just so iconic (and no, it doesn't really matter to me that the hair is actually a wig). The second page is likely my favorite for this issue; the bright blue shards of glass are oddly striking, especially when contrasted with her overall darker palette. Part of me almost wishes it was the cover (even though it wouldn't convey the enemy or threat at all).

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #13

Mar 21, 2018

The artwork for this series shines, as per usual. The use of imagery to indicate Kate's mental health and internal thoughts is brilliant; such as the dead portraits in her abandoned family home. I would love to see more of this, if I'm being honest. Safiyah looked absolutely stunning, as did their small fight.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #14

Apr 18, 2018

I loved the artwork for this issue " especially Alice. I know she's already been designed and shown, but I still love her style. She even looked great in all red up on that giant projection. The cityscapes and panoramic were terribly dramatic in this issue, but it helped support the threat of what Tahani and Alice were trying to complete.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #15

May 16, 2018

The artwork was pretty decent for this issue. Lots of double page spread with dramatic poses and images. I would have liked to see Alice drawn a little differently " I still maintain she looks too maniac to be stable enough to succeed in her goals, but that may just be a personal preference thing.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #16

Jun 20, 2018

What has always been so wonderful about Batwoman is she's unafraid to be brutally honest with herself, even if that means being harshly introspective at times. This was no exception, as the internal monologue proved.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #17

Jul 18, 2018

This was an interesting issue, though it did feel like it was a little all over the place. It'll probably feel less so once we understand how everything fits together, but right now it feels like two plots were crammed together. It's nice seeing the effects of what happened in Batman #50, even if that isn't a terribly pleasant thought, at least we know they're not going to drop it and pretend it never happened. As for Kate's plot"it'll be interesting to see if and how Safiyah fits into all of this.

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8.0
Coda #1

May 2, 2018

This was a really intriguing start to a new series. At first I didn't think I was going to enjoy it (I actually put it down two pages in for a break before I continued), but once I got into the swing of things I found myself really invested in the world being developed here. I was absolutely shocked and horrified by the end revelation, which means they did their job right. I wonder how much of the rest of the world is just as twisted as that.

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10
Dark Fang #1

Nov 15, 2017

It's certainly something that's going to leave an impact on the event and its readers, and it's not going to be forgotten easily. Regardless of what-ifs, this what-if in its own only opens another door to an even darker place.

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10
Dark Fang #2

Dec 20, 2017

As for the artwork, I'm in love. That's all I can say. It's visually striking, the covers are been superb so far, as have the color palettes and design choices. I enjoyed seeing how her powers were portrayed; for example, the moment when she transitioned from human (well, vampire) to shark, it was well done. While it reminded me of an Animorph cover, it didn't read as being nearly that hokey.

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8.0
Dark Fang #3

Jan 17, 2018

Like the past couple of issues, I absolutely love this cover. It's stunning, to say the least. Having her representing in a glowing bright white while the lions are white dipped in red makes for a striking image. The blue background both complements and contrasts it all perfectly. I also approve of the artists' choice to represent the end of the world vision in hues of not just red, but purple. It helps make it stand out from all of the other apocalyptic representations out there. Plus it shows us rather than telling us that the sun has been blocked from reaching the earth (while having a blocked out sun may sound like the vampiric dream, one must consider the cost).

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8.0
Dark Fang #4

Feb 14, 2018

The artwork for this series has been simply stunning, and this issue is no exception. As usual, the cover is my favorite - the bright gold chain and the deep purple background are a very striking combination. Though I'll confess when I first saw a thumbnail for this issue, I thought she was holding a spear or light or something in her hands. Samael is well designed too; he's large and intimidating, but I'm happy they chose to have him be calm and poised rather than feral. It actually makes him scarier, in my opinion.

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8.0
Dark Fang #5

Mar 21, 2018

The cover for this issue is stunning as always. I don't think the chosen image is as strong as some of the others, but the color palette is striking (and complements the bomb in the background, so bonus). The artwork inside is equally striking, though obviously some pages more than others. The magical shield Valla used was beautiful (and apparently pretty effective), and as much as I hate to say it " the distant images of the bomb were very pretty as well. Especially the out of orbit images. The final panel had the best still image, which is the perfect way to end things before a break.

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8.0
Death of Love #1

Feb 14, 2018

The artwork was perfect for this story. Lots of bright colors and more focus on solid shapes than details, which makes the cherubs seem more humorous than threatening (I wonder if that'll change later?). The cupid/cherub guys are pretty cute " they're not overly baby-ish (which can just be creepy), while still being clear of what they are. The more realistic wings were a nice touch as well.

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8.0
Death of Love #2

Mar 21, 2018

The artwork has been consistently great these past two issues. The cupid characters all look alike on the whole, but have great expressions (especially when they're angry or confused). There is one graphic scene, but the artist did a great job of having it be graphic but not gory; it was the perfect balance, if you ask me. I still love the chosen color palette, and this issue cover has probably been my favorite so far.

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8.0
Death of Love #3

Apr 18, 2018

This has been such an interesting series. I'll admit that I find myself loving to hate Philo.

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8.0
Death of Love #4

May 16, 2018

I adore the artwork for this series. I'm not one to intentionally seek out a gory series"but they've kind of nailed it here, if I may say so. The series started out showing more blood than viscera, but as things progress so do the graphic details. They're essentially desensitizing us to what's happening to the cupidae, and it's pretty interesting (and just a bit cool).

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8.0
Death of Love #5

Jun 13, 2018

The art style was consistent throughout the series, and truly it was perfect for the story being told. There were a lot of graphic fight scenes that could have been worse, but the artist chose to imply the gore by showing lots of red and blood. Yet they also showed gore as needed. It's an interesting and fine balance. Likewise, the character designs were perfect. Zoe looks like a total 'girl next door' type but with her own quirks to hint at the personality Philo is forgetting about. Philo himself looks like a guy that thinks a lot of himself, and even that changes throughout the series. His expressions become more open and concerned, more human. In short, the art supported this series perfectly.

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6.0
Eternal Empire #7

Feb 21, 2018

I still adore the artwork of this series. Having Tair and Rion be visual opposites of each other was brilliant, they're striking but distinct from one another (as are their daraka). One scene stood out to me in particular " the scene with the Empress showing us her back. I love how her dress is cut to allow her wings freedom. Too often we see designs just pretending it isn't an issue, rather than addressing the practicality of it head on. It's nice to see that the artist thought this one through.

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6.0
Eternal Empire #8

Apr 11, 2018

The artwork is of a flatter style, with minimal shading and only using details when needed. I actually really like this style; it forces the focus on the typography, color palette, and characters. Plus when details are provided I know they're likely to be important, which is a nice touch.

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8.0
Evolution #1

Nov 15, 2017

Alright, I know I've probably talked your ear off about this issue as it is (Can you tell I love Lovecraft and anything that has even the smallest bit to do with it?) but I'd like to take a minute to talk about the artwork. I love that the artist did something slightly different from standard for graphic novels " the lines and edges aren't clean, sometimes they even give the illusion of cross hatching. I love this because it really helped to make the world seem more real, and as a bonus it stood out more on the shelves too.

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6.0
Evolution #2

Dec 20, 2017

I'm still in love with the art style used; it's such an overlooked style, but it really works with this sort of plot. It's rougher and textured which makes certain scenes seem more gory or horrifying (which I imagine is exactly what they were going for).

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8.0
Evolution #3

Jan 17, 2018

The art style is the same as the last couple of issues; a rougher sort of hand drawn look about it. I think it's perfect for the story being told here. It almost adds a bit more of a horror element on its own, like you know the style carries its own emotion and weight with it.

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8.0
Evolution #4

Feb 21, 2018

I'm thrilled that the art style has remained the same through all of these issues. The rougher sketchy quality to the artwork really adds to the horror element being told. The use of color palette to imply tone and moods is brilliant as well.

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8.0
Evolution #6

Apr 18, 2018

I'm still enjoying the rougher quality to the artwork with this series. This issue had some gore, which was accented by the sketchy style. It helped make the scenes grotesque without them being graphic. It's an interesting balance, all things considered.

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8.0
Fence #1

Nov 15, 2017

The artwork is exceptionally clean " no spare lines anywhere to be seen and very minimal shading. This does sometimes give the illusion of everything being a bit more on the blocky side, but it is also reminiscent of manga as well. It's an interesting blend between the two, in a way. I will say that all the characters introduced have amazing hair, especially Nicholas. The artist did a fantastic job making all three of them very distinct (different facial structure, hair style, hair color, etc) yet bold.

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8.0
Flash (2016) Annual #1

Jan 31, 2018

For the most part I loved the artwork for this issue. They've followed the establish art style for the Flash comics, and continued to make the two red Flash suits clear (one being Wally the elder and Barry), which is greatly appreciated. Sometimes the outfits have me wondering " how can a suit that's so tight that it shows every muscle and bend be flexible enough to allow for all the fighting they do? Mostly this criticism is directed at Tornado-Man; the dude was oddly ripped (even though all he did was fly inside a mini-twister).

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8.0
Freelance #1

Feb 15, 2018

I love the artwork for this series. Especially the character designs. Each character is so unique and full of personality. Lance is obviously the badass one, you can tell right away just by looking at him. Tasha doesn't necessarily look like a spy (does a spy have a specific look?) but she does look like a techie. John looks like the tall dark and handsome sort, but also a bit of the bad boy as well, which fits. And as mentioned a couple of times, Apollyon is wonderfully designed as well. I love the choice of using mostly purple in her color palette; it gives her a regal feel like still letting her look threatening.

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8.0
Freelance #2

Feb 20, 2018

As for the artwork; I still love Apollyon's character design and color palette. I know we're only two issues in, but the cover with her standing there dramatically is by far my favorite. My other favorite scene for this issue would have to be the rift opening up around all those bright race cars. It was dramatic, detailed, and bright. All of my favorite things rolled into one.

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8.0
Freelance #3

Mar 1, 2018

I love the almost rough quality to the artwork, and while there weren't that many rifts shown this issue, I did enjoy what I got to see. I still adore Apollyon's character design, and appreciate the way the fights have been drawn in this issue (accurately but not with excessive graphic detail).

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8.0
Giant Days #39

Jun 6, 2018

This was an absolutely hilarious issue. It was probably funnier than the last several, as the humor and banter seemed to be particularly on point. Luckily no major changes seem to be on the way for the girls, though there is something building up with Ed's plot. We'll just have to see where that one leads us.

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8.0
Giant Days #40

Jul 4, 2018

This was a great issue. It covered on some real emotions that can crop up between friendships. While Ester was in the wrong for how she treated Ed, Ed also handled the situation poorly. In the end everyone acted like adults, which is a big deal. That's not something you see every day.

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8.0
Giant Days #41

Jul 31, 2018

This was another fantastic issue of Giant Days, though, on the whole, it did feel more balanced between the characters than other issues have been. While Esther probably got the most screen time, all three of the main characters had their own issues to deal with, all getting a few pages each. The inclusion of the party at the end, which had all three of them together, was a nice touch. It all flowed very nicely, and even set up a couple of new plots. It's likely that we'll be seeing an Esther focused plot next, or it could be Susan.

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8.0
Graveland #2

Mar 1, 2018

I love the rougher style and color choices being made for this series. It fits the tone perfectly. It allows them to show graphic scenes without having it become a total gore-fest. It sort of reminds me of the art style in the Walking Dead, which is actually pretty perfect, because the tones are alarmingly similar.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #35

Nov 15, 2017

On the whole I really liked artists work. The shading was a bit odd at times, especially when they were showing us more 'ordinary' scenes like Jess at work (though it's possible this was intentionally done " split the character's world into neat divisions). Additionally there are times where the faces characters make are quite humorous, and I don't think that was intentional. All that being said there was a lot to enjoy here; the bright and distinct color palette is exactly what I would want for a Green Lantern comic, and the way artists portrayed movement through lines and debris flying was superb.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #36

Dec 6, 2017

I absolutely love the character designs we've been seeing lately. Singularity Jain is striking " both in her typical form (pale with darker accents, such as her lipstick) and her feeding form (what else could I call it?). In that form we see darkness creeping into the lighter tones on her skin. It's a really interesting and oddly beautiful arrangement. The Molites are adorable (I've said that already); they're small and pink and they look almost childlike, meanwhile the Ungarans are red and human looking, which combined with their anger makes them a striking contrast to the Molites (whom I am very afraid for).

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8.0
Green Lanterns #37

Dec 20, 2017

I'm not super thrilled about the fact that the Molites on the cover look so drastically different from the Molites on the pages (though admittedly they look slightly less different when they're rampaging females). Like many other Green Lantern issues, the artwork here cuts details when it can. Frequently the focus is on specific parts of a scene, and usually, all the detail is dedicated there. Which I'm usually fine with unless they drop details on the face. That's just a pet peeve of mine.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #38

Jan 4, 2018

I absolutely loved the artwork for this issue; both Jess and Simon have such iconic looks to them, so when you add in the Green Lantern colors/uniforms and superhero poses, and you have two fantastic looking characters. Plus the way energy is interpreted/shown here was very striking (no pun intended) and I really enjoyed the detail and choices made for the pods shown at the end. There were some silly expressions made, but one could argue that they were intention, so I'm going to mostly overlook those.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #39

Jan 17, 2018

The artwork was pretty stellar for this issue as well. Not just in the dramatic moments (though those were fantastic), but in the more subtle points as well. What really struck me was the crazy smile Liseth had while giving her little speech " she looked so happy while talking about some pretty horrible things, it was jarring. It made me realize just how messed up she really was.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #40

Feb 7, 2018

The artwork was decent for this issue, though at points it felt like it was lacking in detail; especially around their faces. Though the simplicity really works for the backdrops, which I adore, so that's something. A couple of the close-ups for Simon and Jess were really striking " their eyes in particular were so wonderfully drawn and colored. They really struck me. More of this please!

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8.0
Green Lanterns #41

Feb 21, 2018

As per usual, I love the artwork for this series. Hellhole didn't look as dirty and rundown as I would have guessed, but otherwise everything else was spot on. My favorite, unsurprisingly, had to be the giant pig (more like boar) construct Jess summoned. Despite its massive scale it had plenty of detail to it, while not overpowering the rest of the image (mainly the residents running out of the way).

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8.0
Green Lanterns #42

Mar 7, 2018

As per usual the artwork in Green Lanterns is fantastic. The fight scenes in this issue were particularly well done (with lots of light and clear indicators of the kidnapped heroes being controlled). Likewise the last panel showed was probably my favorite in the set, it's bright and dramatic and also has me very concerned about Night Pilot. In short, it's the perfect image.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #43

Mar 21, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty solid on the whole. Though I'm torn on how I feel about some of Jess' expressions. It's clear they were trying to show us how hard she was concentrating, but they just sort of end up looking a bit off, though maybe that's just me. As per usual I loved the constructs shown, even the tendrils that sort of looked like boogers. And there were plenty of dramatic poses as well (I think Simon and Night Pilot got the best ones this issue).

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8.0
Green Lanterns #44

Apr 4, 2018

The art for this issue was bright, like I've come to expect with the Green Lanterns series. I love the way they drew the cyborgs and the Free Machine System (which in itself is a cool concept). I was surprised by the somewhat sudden change in style and color for the black hole on the last panel, but that just make its appearance even more shocking (which was appropriate).

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8.0
Green Lanterns #45

Apr 18, 2018

I loved the artwork for this issue. The distortion around the black hole was beautifully done " it's enough for us to know something is seriously wrong, but it isn't exactly overdone either. It's a hard balance to find. The world Simon was seeing, upon entering the black hole was interesting as well. I thought he would see what Jess was seeing, but instead he sees a world tinted by green. I'm not sure if it's the green of the woods everything happened in, or the green of the rings. Perhaps a bit of both?

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8.0
Green Lanterns #46

May 2, 2018

This has been a really interesting plot so far. I'll admit that while I was really (morbidly) curious about Jess' past I didn't expect it to be like that. For some reason I thought I had a good grasp on what happened, but her reliving the memory proved that there was still a way to surprise us readers, and man did they ever. If you think that you wouldn't care seeing her friends (ones that were dead before the start of the series) die like that, then you're in for a surprise. It turns out you don't need to know them that well to fear for them, or to feel their pain. It was terrifyingly well done, especially considering the current social climate. I'm sure that was pointed.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #47

May 16, 2018

Another interesting issue. I'm glad we finally know what happened to Jess, and that she was even able to get some sort of resolution out of it. I like that the hero of the day (Simon, in this case) was able to save the day by talking instead of fighting. It's an interesting twist on things. I'm both worried and anxious to see what happens next with this plot; it's not fully wrapped up yet and there's one issue to go, so I guess we'll see.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #48

Jun 6, 2018

This issue has been interesting. It's different from the others; in that it's not terribly clear what is actually going on. We're missing the whole beginning of this story, clearly in an attempt to obfuscate the truth from us. We can only hope that the next issue will give us more answers than this one will. On the bright side this one did do a good job of getting us emotionally invested in what was happening, so there's that.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #49

Jun 20, 2018

This was an okay conclusion to the plot. It's nice that they acknowledged that Hal had been going after Jess for longer than this plot, though there are still many questions to be answered. Having Simon back Jess without hesitation was wonderful to see, even if parts of the plot got a bit clunky at times. It'll be interesting to see if the next issue, titled What is Corrupting the Central Power Battery, is related to what has happened to Jess' ring or not. It seems like a big coincidence, doesn't it?

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8.0
Green Lanterns #50

Jul 3, 2018

This was an interesting issue. They're clearly building up for something big here, but it's anyone's guess where they're going to go with it. It should be interesting though. Seeing how tough John is was pretty cool, though obviously it stinks to see him hurt so badly. Here's hoping he comes back with a fury " it'd be incredibly satisfying to see him kick some blue butt after all of this is said and done.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #51

Jul 18, 2018

This was a pretty intense issue, all things considered. It's hard not to reel from all of the implications happening here. In the course of just a few issues we've lost a Guardian, had John Stewart betrayed by his ring and then seriously injured, Mogo losing control to storms, and planet Penelos under attack and nearly eradicated. That's a lot to take in. It also says a lot about the enemy they're establishing. After all, if this is what these guys are doing in what is merely they're opening act, what could possibly follow?

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8.0
Green Lanterns #52

Aug 1, 2018

This has been an intriguing plot so far. There are only so many forces and entities that can affect the Green Lantern force like this, so it's been interesting to see this one, even if it has been kicking ass and taking names at the same time.

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8.0
Green Lanterns Annual #1

May 30, 2018

The artwork for this issue was okay, on the whole. The constructs were spot on, which considering how big of a role they played here is a very good thing. However some of the expressions and faces were a bit off. For example Jess' face on page 7 is downright jarring (it's the eyes). That's just one example, and sadly every time that sort of thing happened it did interrupt the immersion of the plot. Otherwise the artwork was good and fit in with the typical Green Lanterns art style.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32

Nov 8, 2017

I'm a big fan of cleaner lines in the Green Lantern comics, so I love what Sciver and Sharp are doing with this issue. Everything they draw is clearly defined, even the impact lines. That combined with the bolder colors (compliments of Wright) known to the GL world and this is exactly what I would expect for artwork in this series.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #33

Nov 29, 2017

Some of my favorite panels for this issue actually include some of the heavier conversation pieces; Ganthet and John taking about serious things while little Somar-Le is creating green zig-zags in the background is oddly evocative and striking. It really brought home that everything they've done is for the future (well, I can safely say that about John at least, maybe a little less so for the Guardians?). The close-ups during this scene are absolutely outstanding, Sayd looks striking, Ganthet regal, and John's eyes are so bright and green its borderline alarming. The time spent on their faces is really quite wonderful, and it may be spoiling me just a bit. Keep this up and I'll start expecting it all the time!

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #34

Dec 13, 2017

Are you ready for another issue of buildup? No? Well, then I'm sorry but I have some news for you (but in all seriousness it wasn't the frustrating type of buildup, it simply is what it is).

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #35

Dec 27, 2017

The cover for this issue is probably one of my favorites, at least out of the last few batches. I loved the dramatic poses and expressions, not just on the cover, but in general. Though I think Guy wins the angry face contest " Kellic's angry face was just too over the top (seriously, look at it! I half expected spittle to come flying off the page). I love the honeycomb shielding that's being used " I know it isn't a terribly original concept for a shield, but it really looks fantastic, especially with the chosen color palette.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #36

Jan 10, 2018

I loved the artwork for this issue, but I pretty much say that all the time for the Green Lantern series. To be fair, I am a big fan of bright colors, which is something the lantern series pretty much has to make liberal use of. They also excel at their dramatic poses, which is a huge plus if you ask me.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37

Jan 24, 2018

The artwork was pretty decent for this issue " the blood from our beaten lanterns wasn't gory, but it was in large enough quantities for us to understand just how bad the situation was. And as always, we got some dramatic Green Lantern posing, which is fantastic. What really struck me though was the background for the first fight scene shown. It's so easy to forget that there are backgrounds when something major like a fight is occurring, so I'm really happy to see that the artists didn't overlook it here. The landscape and plants are so lush; it really adds an extra element to things, especially with the blood spattering over it.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #38

Feb 14, 2018

The artwork was great for this issue; I couldn't help but wince every time I saw Kyle's injuries. They did a good job of making them look terrible, but not graphic (a tough balance when dealing with superheroes). I particularly loved the last panel with Kyle. I won't lie, I absolutely scoured that image for any additional details I could get out of it.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39

Feb 28, 2018

If you're hoping for some of those classic Green Lantern poses, you're in luck. This issue is absolutely full of dramatic poses. I think Kyle probably got the highest number of them, but considering he's juiced up on Hal's ring that one sort of makes sense. John also got a few dramatic poses in, which is always appreciated. Though I'll admit seeing a guy's chest and butt in the same pose just makes me wince in pain (I would not be happy if my back was contorted like that), but hey, they're superheroes, so I guess they can take it? There weren't too many constructs in this issue, which is sad; but there was a lot of emotion being shown on our character's faces, which I was happy about.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #40

Mar 14, 2018

The cover for this issue is probably one of my favorites, at least for now. Both Hal and Kyle are beautifully rendered, while also being clearly shown as being connected to each other via the ring. It's actually pretty clever " somebody not reading the series wouldn't know that, and thus wouldn't get a spoiler. That's the perfect combination for a cover if you ask me.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #41

Mar 28, 2018

The fight scene between Hal and Zod was so well done in this issue. The artwork for it was fantastic, lots of dramatic poses and a boatload of constructs to cram into every panel. The artist did a fantastic job of making the fight interesting and epic. I couldn't be happier with how it looked.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #42

Apr 11, 2018

This issue was mostly spent setting up the Darkstars and Tomar-Tu's transition into their corps. There wasn't any fighting really, but it was still incredibly interesting. I love the time spent setting up Tomar-Tu's perspective on justice and the lack of permanency Green Lantern justice has. This made his choice to join the Darkstars wholly believable.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43

Apr 25, 2018

This has been a great plot so far. I love the introduction of the Darkstars " a darker and more brutal form of the law. They're an interesting counter point to the Green Lanterns and everything they stand for. I wonder how far the Green Lanterns will go to survive and win? Will they dip into gray scale characters? Or more? I can't wait to see.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44

May 9, 2018

So I'm happy with this changeup. Here's hoping it proves to be as interesting as I think it'll be!

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #45

May 23, 2018

This has been a fantastic plot. Every time it looks like they've hit the top, they manage to find a way to up the ante again.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46

Jun 13, 2018

This plot has been a never ending source of twists and turns and surprises. Every time it seems like the path is clear, something else is thrown in the way. Last issue we were shocked when Guy became a Darkstar, and this issue it's that Arkillo ran to stop Guy. What will be next?

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Jun 27, 2018

This Darkstar plot has been absolutely fascinating. They've done a good job of creating an enemy that both threatens and reflects the Lanterns. They're what the Lanterns could have become, if they chose to let go of their ideals and sense of justice. That's what makes them so terrifying, in their own way. The conclusion to this plot should be interesting, though it'd be nice of the Darkstars become a lingering and repeating threat to the corps.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 11, 2018

The steady buildup for this plot has been really impressive. The Darkstars threat has been consistently raised each issue, without bringing them into a realm of disbelief. They're also a perfect mirror for the darker side of the Lanterns, which was likely the intent. They're really the perfect antagonists for the Green Lanterns, so hopefully we see them again even after this conflict has been resolved.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #31

Nov 8, 2017

If you've been following Metal and all it's tie ins, this is no doubt a book you will want to read. If you aren't that interested in Metal then you can skip this issue. Despite Venditti doing the best he can with the tie-in, it's really not necessary to read unless you are trying to read all the Metal tie-ins. It's more of a distraction from the great work that's been going on in the book. It feels disjointed from the rest of the series and would be best enjoyed by those all in on Metal.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #32

Nov 22, 2017

Along with a wonderful cover are a few stunning and memorable images inside the issue. One I've described in detail above, but there are a handful of others (such as the second page, where Harley has her makeup running and her nose red from crying). The artists do a fantastic job with close-ups, but unfortunately, this art style loses definition in the faces as they get pushed away from the foreground.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #33

Dec 20, 2017

I'll admit I found the art style change a little off-putting at first, but if I'm honest I don't usually like it when they change artists, it takes me an issue or two to settle into things usually (which is probably why I can't stand it when they bounce all over the place). Some of the scenes didn't read the way they wanted to, I believe. The scene where everyone (minus Harley and Madame Macabre) leave the grave looked wrong; they all looked angry instead of sad (faces pulled tight, arms swinging, etc.). Harley's outfit for this scene is also odd " a black full body suit of some sort? I'm not sure what's going on with that. On the bright side, Harley's manic expressions were on point, though sometimes bordered on overdone (see the scene where Harley is dressed in meat). The mesmerizing ass effects were pretty cool and also really funny to say (seriously, try it).

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #34

Jan 10, 2018

The artwork was pretty on par with the rest of the Harley Quinn series; it's bright and cheerful and makes room for humorous details. Lately I've been reading enjoying that when Harley is accentuating something or being really loud the words will be written in a different color. It's a small detail sure, but it's pretty effective. It's also something that's done to Joker's laughter, so it shows Joker's continued influence on Harley's life.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #35

Jan 17, 2018

I have to admit, considering how silly the bat-person concept is; they handled the transitioning pretty well. It only slightly looked like the cover of an Animorph book. The art style has changed, aiming for a slightly more detailed and realistic look. I think combining this art style with Harley's grief was actually a pretty good decision " it allows us to see the details that show just how much she's hurting (and they were able to go beyond the smudged makeup bit, since that doesn't always equal crying with Harley). As far as my favorite panel from this issue goes, it has to be Arkahm's gates in page 14. They're so intricate and stylized, plus the (dead) ivy growing up both pillars really adds to the foreboding nature of the place. It's perfect.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #36

Jan 31, 2018

The artwork was pretty decent for this issue, with a few highlights in particular. I loved the cover, but I already mentioned that earlier. I also really liked the transition from Bat Harley back into normal Harley. It was pretty cool and admittedly slightly comical (but in a Harley humor sort of way).

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #37

Feb 7, 2018

I'm not sure how I feel about the art style in this issue. It was good, but it was also different. All of the characters (Harley included) look slightly different here, and I'm not sure I like all the chances. Harley looks younger and more "cutesy" which I feel is an even further deviation from her original character, but I've also sort of gotten used to it at this point. The rest of the artwork is fine, other than the slight changes mentions they more or less stick to the art style expected for Harley comics.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #38

Feb 21, 2018

I have to say I am not a fan of the latest look for Harley. She looks like a Bratz doll (or something similar) with the big eyes and long face. She's even farther away from her original design than I've ever seen her, and that's really disappointing. I keep hoping to see her go back to her roots at some point, but so far no luck. Other than Harley's look the artwork was great, especially Killer Croc.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #39

Mar 7, 2018

I'm not going to lie, the newest design of Harley Quinn is driving me crazy, and not in a good way. S looking more and more like a Bratz doll smashed together with Tank Girl. The rest of the character designs have stayed the same, it's just Harley they're changing. I'll admit the artwork itself it just fine, in fact it's really well done, it's just that she no longer looks like the character I love, and that is incredibly frustrating.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #40

Mar 21, 2018

This issue definitely had a 'gangs all back together' vibe to it (which is ironic, since they're still missing somebody). It was a little cheesy at times (like the tossing Harley in the air thing), but it did have its moments too. I'm hoping we'll see more of Scarface and his plans in the next issue; if he's not directly resolved in the conflict resolution for this plot I'm going to be deeply disappointed.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #41

Apr 4, 2018

I'm still really not happy with Harley's latest look. I swear it was even worse in this issue " she looks more and more like a goth Barbie than the original Harley first introduced. I'm not saying change is bad, but in this particular case, I don't think the character migration was really needed. Her looks are matching her personality-less and less, which is a shame. Everything else in this issue, art-wise, was great, so I guess I can't complain too much.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #42

Apr 18, 2018

The artwork was decent. I have questions about their choices for how to age Harley, but I guess that all comes down to artistic license. I'm not a fan of the gray skin though, especially when coupled with minimal aging seen elsewhere. It feels a bit lazy, on the whole.

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8.0
Heavenly Blues #2

Feb 15, 2018

The artwork for this series is amazing. The cover for issue two is by far my favorite of the series so far, which is saying something. It suits the series perfectly, and it really makes Erin's story appear that much more tragic (which I didn't think was possible). I like the rougher quality to the art, it makes it feel more real and fits in well with characters that have been beaten as much as these guys.

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8.0
Heavenly Blues #3

Feb 20, 2018

The artwork is just as wonderful as it has been the past two issues. The cover is probably my second favorite (the cover for the second issue maintaining its hold on number one), and it obviously tells us which character will be getting the most development in that particular issue (I really like that trend " I hope they keep it up). The demons were a little bland and unremarkable; they looked more like a stereotypical depiction of a demon than anything else. I was hoping for a bit more from this series, but then again they're probably the lowest level demons, so hopefully the higher ups are more unique (and if so, I sort of hope for our team's sake they never come across them).

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8.0
Heavenly Blues #4

Mar 1, 2018

I still love the artwork for the series, especially the combination of somber tones over brighter colors. It works shockingly well. I also love how each of the main characters is completely different and distinct from the others. It isn't easy to have a cast that large and still have that much variation in them.

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8.0
Heavenly Blues #5

May 30, 2018

The art style for this series has been absolutely enchanting. The use of bolder colors really makes the series stand out from the rest on the shelves, as does the rougher line work and shading. It all fits thematically with the story being told, which reduces any breaking in the immersion. Instead we can really just focus on the characters, their stories, and their adventures.

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8.0
Heavenly Blues #6

May 30, 2018

The artwork has done a wonderful job supporting the story being told here. It's light and brightly colored, but also has no fear of showing blood and pain. And while violence does rear its head from time to time, it is never overdone or overly gory, something that surely would have taken away from the story.

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9.6
Jook Joint #1

Oct 4, 2018

Jook Joint appears to be an emotionally compelling tale. The fact that the creative team cares so much about taking care of their audience while also telling this story speaks volumes to their sincerity and humanity. Regardless of how long this series ends up running, it seems like it'll be worth keeping an eye on.

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8.0
Lucy Dreaming #1

Mar 21, 2018

The artwork for this issue was great, and if I'm being honest half the reason why I wanted to read it in the first place. The colors are bright and bold " especially in the backgrounds, and they're unafraid to mix colors and add texture as needed. I like that both versions of Lucy are distinct " yet you could still immediately tell it was her. That was very well done, if I may say so.

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8.0
Lucy Dreaming #2

Apr 18, 2018

I'm liking the way this series is playing out so far. The humor is fierce, and it doesn't bother hiding the fact that it's poking fun at popular series. It is what it is, and it's going to have fun in the process. Which is pretty cool, actually. I want to know more about the experiments Lucy's parents have been working on, and I'd still like confirmation on how 'accidental' the whole thing is with Lucy being affected by what they've done. I'm hoping later issues will reveal this for us.

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8.0
Lucy Dreaming #3

May 16, 2018

This has been an interesting series so far. I wouldn't mind if the pace was a bit quicker, but mostly I'm saying that because there's only two issues left, and I still have so many questions. I'll admit that all of the characters come off as a bit juvenile. I'm okay with that for Lucy and Welsey (because duh) but it's a bit off-putting when the adults talk just like the teenagers. Thankfully we don't see many adults (that aren't in the Storyscape) so it isn't a big deal.

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6.0
Lucy Dreaming #4

Jun 27, 2018

This issue felt like it was missing something. A shame, really. For such a huge betrayal and revelation there was relatively little emotional reaction to it. Especially when one considers the maturity of the characters involved. The emotional elements seem to get glossed over frequently, which it turn makes the whole series feel a little shallow. It's still fun and interesting, just lacking some depth.

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8.0
Lumberjanes #47

Feb 28, 2018

I'm happy that the art style switched back to something more like the original issues. It's not that I hadn't liked the previous styles, more that this style fits the feel of the series better. As per usual all of the Lumberjanes are adorably drawn, while also being their own unique selves. I love that it's so easy to tell them all apart, and that they each have their own style and temperament to go with it.

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8.0
Lumberjanes #48

Mar 28, 2018

As per usual the artwork for this series is adorable. There isn't a ton of attention to detail, and yet every camper has their own distinguishing feature(s) and are easily identified at a glance (even if I don't always recall their names"but that's mostly on me and my bad memory).

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8.0
Lumberjanes #49

Apr 25, 2018

As per usual the artwork is perfect for this series. Its bold lines and colors along with the simpler designs really suit the stories being told, but still allow for each character to be distinct and fun in their own way. The creepy crawlers shown at the end made my skin crawl, but I guess that's a good thing?

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8.0
Lumberjanes #50

May 23, 2018

While the story may be taking a different turn than is usual for the Lumberjanes, the artwork has been spot on as per usual. It's bright, cheerful and fun. Where the art lacks in detail is more than makes up for with its personality. The representation of the glowing fungus was a nice touch " especially when the colors changed while they were being chased.

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8.0
Lumberjanes #51

Jun 27, 2018

Additionally it's interesting that the mess hall group still hasn't noticed that three of their members are missing. Yes, the cabin is jam-packed, but you'd think that at some point they'd wonder why Ripley wasn't wreaking havoc someplace or something like that. She's not exactly a discreet person"

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6.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #1

Mar 28, 2018

The artwork for this series looks like it'll be fantastic. Like I said above, I love the interpretation of Joker. I also like Violet Paige's costume design. Rosie's design is pretty decent as well. I love the muted and bleeding colors that are shown in this series. Sometimes it'll be dark, earthy shades; other times (like when showing Arkham) it'll be a sickly green hue leaking into the scene. It's perfect.

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6.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #2

Apr 25, 2018

I love the darker and richer tones used in this series. It makes the bright suit of Violet's stand out even more. Having her character so starkly different from the world and other vigilante stories we've known is such an interesting idea. It shows us how alien this world really is.

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6.0
Motherlands #1

Jan 31, 2018

The art style for this series was interesting. Sometimes it had a rougher quality to it; such as when we're looking at Tab's suit. While there's no obvious wear and tear, it's pretty clear that it's an older and well-worn suit. Meanwhile everything about Oona looks new (well, what isn't that weird muscle/flesh thing).

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8.0
Motherlands #2

Feb 28, 2018

The art style is a little retro and throwback, but it works. I can tell just by the look of it that Tab's armor is older and out of date"and now has a giant hole in the front of it. I love the way tracking is shown in the series, such as how Sylph's eye works. That was pretty interesting, and I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

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8.0
Motherlands #3

Mar 28, 2018

The artwork still has some room for improvement, though it isn't bad. I love the color palette and Bubba character design. The fight with little miss placenta was pretty well done too. I wish there was a bit more detail shown on Tab " especially with her expressions and close-ups.

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8.0
Motherlands #4

Apr 25, 2018

Admittedly this issue was a bit slower than the last couple, but I think it's because it's building up to something big. In all likelihood Tabitha and Bubba are going to have a major interaction in the next issue, and I can't even begin to guess how that will go.

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8.0
Motherlands #5

May 23, 2018

The artwork has been pretty consistent through all of the series, and in an odd way really matches the emotions being shown. The artwork is raw and not afraid of showing us the hard truth, or in this case graphic details. There are no punches pulled, which is both good and bad. Many readers probably would have been happy to see a little less of Bubba, if you know what I mean, but that's the way it is.

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8.0
Motherlands #6

Jun 27, 2018

This was a fantastic and emotionally jarring series. They never once pulled the punch, and they were unafraid to make you feel for the characters involved. They may have let it build up too strongly at points, but the end result was worth it. It'll be interesting to see what the creators work on next " hopefully they stick together as a team.

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8.0
Motor Crush #10

Feb 28, 2018

The artwork has always been and will always be my favorite part about this series. Not only is the style itself pretty fantastic, but the color palette does a great job of standing out. I remember the first time I saw one of the covers sitting on a shelf (it was the alternate graphic novel cover, with Decimis on the front) I knew I had to give the series a try. The angular way they've been drawing the Crush explosions is unexpected and really interesting. It makes me wonder if there really is something else going on with the stuff (after all, it did start out as a medicine for Dom, and we still have no idea what it actually is).

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8.0
Motor Crush #11

Apr 4, 2018

As per usual, I love the artwork in this series. I don't know whose idea it was, to have Crush be a hot pink color, but it works shockingly well. I know one wouldn't normally picture a drug or motor enhancer being a bright color like this, but it allows the artist to show the ranging effects of the drug. The character designs have been spot on as well, Domino doesn't have any natural brightness to her, allowing her constant contact with Crush to be the bright details instead. Yo-Yo and Lo are both brightly designed, and are clearly the light in Domino's life. It's a cute way of representing real emotions for her.

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8.0
New Talent Showcase #1

Nov 29, 2017

This story reminded me of a few other works (such as the vault being reminiscent of Warehouse 13), but I mean that in a good way. I like it when an author can blend little details from other worlds that they liked into a new world of their own creation. The close-ups in this were fantastic, though like I've noticed in other Wonder Woman issues the faces do lose a lot of quality the farther away they get (more so than in other series, I think). I'm not sure if this is intentional or not. Regardless, this was a fantastic story and the artwork on the whole really supported it.

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6.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #2

Dec 6, 2017

I love the art style used in this series. It feels rougher, almost like I'm seeing the artwork before it has had a chance to get smoothed out. It makes everything feel more alive and organic. The color palettes compliment it nicely " sometimes they border on the monochromatic side, such as lots of shades in the same family used for one scene. This really helped to identify which scene was which sometimes. Most of the colors were also muted or pastels (nothing like what is on the cover) which really helped to support the heavier and more somber plot.

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8.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #4

Feb 7, 2018

The artwork for this issue was brilliant, especially the color palette. I didn't think I'd like the bright colors, especially in contrast to the heavier plot and subject matter, but it's oddly appropriate. Somehow the glaring nature of it all complements the story perfectly and vice versa.

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8.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #5

Mar 14, 2018

The artwork for this issue was great, as always. The vibrant colors add a new element to the rough nature of what is happening to Nash. It's emotionally garish, in a sense. The scene at the end, with Nash trying to put her contacts in is somewhat graphic, so those sensitive to eye images like that should consider themselves warned.

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8.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #6

Apr 11, 2018

There was a lot of great artwork in this issue. The highlight for me had to be the decisions made during Violet and Nash's talk, back when Nash still didn't know what was going on. The images cut back and forth between Violet hunched over a desk in the dark, and Nash's lips and chin. The amount of dismay and emotion they were able to portray using such a small part of Nash's face"it was brilliant. And you could still tell that Violet was distressed, even when there was literally no details to her figure or face (being that she was in shadows the whole scene). I was already invested in what was going to happen next, but that scene absolutely enthralled me.

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8.0
Portal Bound #1

Apr 4, 2018

The artwork is so bright and cheerful, which is interesting considering the dire circumstances Sybil and her family seem to be in. The world is very clearly both like and unlike earth, with the biggest differences relying on color changes (which may sound lazy, but really it allows us to quickly identify what we're looking at, while still knowing it's different).

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6.0
Portal Bound #2

May 9, 2018

I love the bold art style for this series. There are bright colors, bold and defined lines, and all details are shown for stylistic purposes. I like the character design for Sybil best, but that was likely intentional.

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6.0
Portal Bound #3

Jun 6, 2018

Like the last few issues the artwork has been doing a decent job of supporting the story. Admittedly the color palette probably doesn't match quite as nicely, but it's so pretty it's hard to argue that point too strongly.

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8.0
Portal Bound #4

Jul 4, 2018

This was an interesting issue. They still have a ton to wrap up in only one issue, but based on the pacing they've done so far that should be doable. It would have been nice if they had some more time to take a couple of these scenes more slowly, but it is what it is. Hopefully we'll get all the answers we were hoping for in the next one.

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8.0
Prism Stalker #1

Feb 21, 2018

It's probably no surprise that I was a big fan of the artwork in this issue. Besides the bright colors (which there was plenty of), there was quite a bit going on here. The artist did a fantastic job rendering creatures that look completely out of this world and unknown to humans, while still maintaining an organic look to them. I see the implied horror element easily here " seeing tentacle creatures with more than the average number of eyes? That would certainly freak me out, had I ever met one in person. The combination of everything gives the creatures an eerie feel, and even when they weren't actively doing anything to imply a threat, I still never felt like I could trust them.

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8.0
Prism Stalker #2

Apr 11, 2018

I love the bright, psychedelic colors used for this series. It really does suit the story being told, and it certainly wouldn't fit with something more mundane. I hope we get to see more of the academy; I'm leaning towards it being an organic form as well, but I'm not entirely certain of that either. I'd love to see more of how they chose to represent it.

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6.0
Prism Stalker #3

May 9, 2018

This issue did end up feeling more like a buildup issue than anything else; everything was entirely focused on Vep's training. Things haven't moved forward very far, as far as the plot is concerned. Sure, we're concerned for Vep's safety, but I'd also be surprised if they killed or failed her before the plot got to move along a bit more. I can't wait until we get into the meat of the series again, that should be really interesting.

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6.0
Prism Stalker #4

Jun 6, 2018

The artwork, as always, is striking. A story like this could never be supported by anything less than the style given here. It's oddly eerie despite the bright and vibrant colors. It should be garish, but the organic style keeps the color palette from being such. It's an interesting blend of styles and techniques.

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8.0
Rat Queens (2017) #6

Nov 22, 2017

Now, I don't have much to go on here, but I'm wondering if this has any relation to what has been going on since issue one, with characters darning white robes and staring off at the sky. Obviously, they haven't disappeared like Madeline has, but what are the odds that there are two strange things happening that effect side characters? Does anybody have any alternative theories? I'd love to hear them!

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8.0
Rat Queens (2017) #8

Feb 28, 2018

The artwork for this issue was fantastic, as usual. I absolutely adore the idea they've been going with for the last few issues; having one of the queens missing in each cover (which is made obvious by the big white cutout in their shape). For this issue Dee is already gone (having had this treatment in a previous issue), but Braga's white space is fairly evident. I also can't get over how eerily beautiful Valle is; it's so wonderfully drawn. The rain was a nice touch as well.

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8.0
Rat Queens (2017) #9

May 16, 2018

I've been waiting for this issue for so long. Okay, not this issue specifically, more that I've been waiting for a conclusion to the plots started before the series got rebooted. I had seen the author's promise to explain it all, but up until now I had been scratching my head trying to figure out the connection.

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8.0
Rat Queens (2017) #10

Jul 11, 2018

It'll be interesting to see if the two Hannahs ever meet, and if so how they react to each other. Based on how things ended in this issue, we know that both are aware of each other. But that doesn't tell us much for how they'll react. Or how the Hannah that is saved will respond to the whole truth of what has happened.

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10
Scales And Scoundrels #9

May 2, 2018

This was a fantastic issue. I love that ninety percent of the issue is nonverbal and told solely through imagery and hand gestures. It shows how much thought the creative team put into the story, and it really elevates the whole thing to a new level. Even without words we can tell that the sailor was upset, that the mermaid was lonely, and that neither of them truly understood the other or the pain they were feeling. That Luv was able to understand both of them (and not judge either for their actions) speaks volumes to her character.

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8.0
Scales And Scoundrels #10

Jun 6, 2018

If you're only going to read part of this issue, then please make sure it is the part that reveals Luv's backstory. Not only is it beautifully told but the artwork for this scene was particularly striking. The color palette alone was stunning. Luv is beautiful deep red while her gold hoard is a brilliant yellow, setting up the perfect contrast right from the get go. From there the colors shift to complement the tale being told in perfect harmony.

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8.0
Scales And Scoundrels #11

Jul 31, 2018

It's still painful to think of this series ending, but at least it got twelve solid issues out before the end. That's pretty good, especially for an indie series. Here's hoping we see the series get revived in some way or form, but if not it'd be nice to see what else the creative team can come up with.

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8.0
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1

May 2, 2018

As for Sherlock himself - at first I didn't like the way they designed his character (looks wise), but the more I looked at it the more I realized I was expecting him to look more like the latest movie and TV show adaptations. Once I threw that assumption out of my head, I was actually pretty content with the choices made. I love that they chose to start right off with his addictions, and the consequences of his frequently reckless behavior (like sending a child off with a ton of money to pick up and deliver his 'medications;' thus putting them at significant risk).

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8.0
Sonitus #1

Feb 21, 2018

The artwork was so disturbing and perfect for the story being told. It seems like at least half of the tale is being told visually, so finding the perfect art style to go with it was exceptionally important. The style has a slightly rougher and more organic feel to it, and combined with the color palettes (duller at some points, brighter in others) it gives us a cohesive feeling of the setting, mood, and tone of the narrative.

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4.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #29

Nov 8, 2017

The more lose and fluid art style that Begenda prefers works decently here, though in truth I would have liked to see more definition in the character's faces. A lot of details are lost in their expressions if they're not in the forefront, which considering this happens a lot during large action scenes is a shame.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #30

Nov 22, 2017

As for the artwork in the main part of the issue, on the whole, I really enjoyed it. I always love the crisp lines and bright colors that tend to appear in Suicide Squad. Though some of the facial expressions are humorous at times " lots of grimacing and shocked faces, things like that. The artist used some cross-hatching to help define lighter shadows but was unafraid to nearly black out parts to imply deeper shadows in areas (even if that resulted in hiding a character's face). I have to say I absolutely love the way Red Wave has been designed, he's a blend between demonic and dragon-like, and I just find him (it?) really well rendered.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #31

Dec 13, 2017

There were quite a few things I loved about the artwork for this issue. The Phantom Zone being shown as creeping ice was a beautiful touch. It made it both creepy (no pun intended) and gave it a more realistic edge. I'll admit that the spacesuits the team wears still bother me " they look more like mech suits than spacesuits, when you think about it.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #32

Dec 27, 2017

The artwork was pretty decent for this issue. I like the way the artist showed the Red Wave's current and lingering effects in Faraday and Karin. I still don't love the spacesuit design, though it was less "in your face" this time at least. The close ups (specifically on Waller, Karin, and Rick) were pretty spectacular, as was the design of the Red Wave.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #33

Jan 10, 2018

I absolutely love the way Juan's hand and abilities are illustrated here. The shade of blue used implies it's some sort of tech influence, and on the whole it looks pretty fantastic. I'll admit some of the expressions and close-ups of characters during this issue were a bit odd, bordering on off-putting (see Harley's face on page 10 for example). But if that's my biggest complaint that's not too bad, so I'll take it.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #34

Jan 24, 2018

While the rest of the artwork wasn't as bad as the cover, it wasn't great either. Okay, some moments were good, like the close up on Juan in the beginning, or when Killer Croc is tearing into this, but the second the artwork pans out and loses those details, things just start looking off. Facial expressions are half done, things like that. But then again I prefer more detail over less.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #35

Feb 14, 2018

Despite the plot, the artwork was pretty decent. Croc looked absolutely feral (which is more true than not), and Hack looked pretty fantastic. I love how they integrated part of her body with the electricity. It's effective, to say the least. My one complaint is how they drew Harley " she seemed a little too chipper and cutesy, especially considering the fight they were in (I know Harley can enjoy crazy fights, but there's a line even for her).

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #36

Feb 28, 2018

I do like the way Hack is being portrayed in this issue; mostly I'm referring to her more physical form, where she's got glowing blue eyes and a blue light ring on her forehead. It's an interesting implication and reminder that she's more tech than human at this point. Katana, Boomerang, and Deadshot were all portrayed perfectly as well; they all look the way their characters should look. Meanwhile Harley's design has been deviating more and more as of late, but it feels like especially so in this issue (though it isn't as bad as the latest version of her in the standalone comics, so there's that I guess).

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #37

Mar 14, 2018

The artwork was decent for this issue, especially the panels involving Hack and her abilities. I love the pixelated look applied when Hack is transferring people from one realm to the other, and would love to see more of that sort of style. Hopefully we will. I think the design for the Wall guy is kind of campy, but there's a good chance that was intentional, so I'm going to let it slide.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #38

Mar 28, 2018

This was another issue that felt more like it was setting up than anything else. This issue established the weaknesses in the Wall, the Suicide Squad's fragile existence, and Hack's survival. The combination of all three is pretty messy, but that's not terribly surprising, considering who we're talking about. I feel like they're constantly increasing Hack's power levels and ability sets"which is both interesting and a tiny bit annoying (I'm not a fan of overpowered characters). Hopefully we've reached the cap of her abilities, but who knows.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #39

Apr 11, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty decent, though it was odd at times. June/Enchantress' expressions in particular I found to be a little bit jarring. They went a little past manic, if you ask me. Some of the expressions on other characters were also a bit odd, but June's were the ones that stood out the most to me.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #40

Apr 25, 2018

The artwork was pretty good for this issue. I still love the design for the Walls outfit. It may be a little over the top American, but it really does work, especially considering what his job is supposed to be. I loved all the electrical effects and how they successfully implied they were Hack's doing without having to tell us. It was very effective.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #41

May 9, 2018

This was an interesting start to a new plot. It's a good call to have the Suicide Squad split up for a bit; they're already down a member anyway, and changing the dynamics further should help shake loose any staleness they've gained. At least in theory. I like the idea of Batman and Deadshot working together here, and I think it's also showing the influences of the success from Dark Metal (we did hear that the influence from that was going to start bleeding over into other comics, so this makes sense). Suicide Squad has always tried to walk a darker line than many other DC series, so it'd be nice to see them let off the leash a bit here.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #42

May 23, 2018

The artwork is sort of interesting here. We're seeing the typical Suicide Squad art styles, but there's a lot more Batman that usual, for obvious reasons. The differences between the two series aren't huge, but they do exist. It was also interesting to see a Flash villain drawn in Suicide Squad style. The design for Harley still isn't great, but at least she's a pretty small point for this plot. Hopefully after this is all said and done they start going back to their roots a bit more.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #43

Jun 13, 2018

The artwork was okay for this issue. Batman and Deadshot both looked good, while the Suicide Squad themselves seemed"off. Especially Harley. Her laughing face looked so plastic and didn't contain any of the emotion you'd expect for her. More like it's being done because it's expected than anything else. Everything else looked okay though, even the fighting, so that's something.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #44

Jul 11, 2018

This was a decent ending to the whole Deadshot and the kidnapped daughter plot. Admittedly the whole Deadshot getting possessed bit was a little much, but otherwise everything was pretty interesting. And it mostly fit in with all of the characters too, which is perfect.

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6.0
Sword of Ages #1

Nov 29, 2017

This series reminds me a lot of Arthurian legends, between the names (obviously) and the setup, it's easy to see why I feel that way. The art style is on the rougher side, and avoids details where it can, but it really gives the series a more rugged and earthy feel to it, so it works.

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6.0
Sword of Ages #2

Jan 10, 2018

I do really enjoy the rougher quality of the artwork used here. Everything is so textured it almost feel like I'm holding a canvas in my hands, as opposed to a print (ok, in my case it's actually a digital copy, but you know what I mean). I still adore the color choices being made, and the more I read the more clearly I can spot the distinctions between all of the different races being shown. They mentioned that there is twenty different humanoid races/subspecies on the planet; I would love to see one of each of them (ideally in a way where I can compare all of them at once, and see all of the differences). I know that's a lot to ask however, but I still can't help but be curious about it.

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6.0
The Silencer #1

Jan 31, 2018

As far as first issues go, this one was neither here nor there. It certainly has potential, but it also tried to cram way too much into a single issue. Introducing the character, her backstory, her family, and her abilities is a tall order, and I would have preferred to see them dished out a bit slower.

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6.0
The Silencer #2

Feb 28, 2018

I still can't stand the look of her high tech suit. It honestly looks like a full body puffy jacket. Once I realized that I couldn't NOT see a poofy marshmallow-like jacket every time I saw it. Though I like the rough style for everything else, and Honor's new hair cut is actually pretty cute.

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8.0
The Silencer #3

Mar 28, 2018

I'm still not loving the artwork however. Especially Honor's suit. It still looks like a puffy winter coat to me; not armor capable of protecting her from multiple gunshots (though as we learned there is a limit to its protection). Talia looked a lot better in the issue; mostly because of the extreme lighting they put her in for her panels.

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6.0
The Silencer #4

Apr 25, 2018

I still can't stand the way armor is drawn in this series. At first I thought it was just Honor's armor, but Deathstroke doesn't look right either. They both look like they're wearing fluffy winter coats. It's almost hilarious how silly they look. Other than the armor everything else looks okay, thankfully.

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8.0
Twisted Romance #1

Feb 7, 2018

The artwork is on the simpler side, with minimal to no shading, simple shapes and designs. It actually works for the story though, so I ended up loving it. Sometimes simple is better, it allows you to focus more on the story being told. And there's still so much character to the art.

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8.0
Twisted Romance #2

Feb 14, 2018

I loved the artwork for the third story. On the whole, it's simpler (for example, the artist doesn't worry about drawing the character's pupils, but rather just draws her eyes as one shape together), but for a short story, it really works. Not to mention the lack of excessive detail forces us to focus more on what is being written; which is the point in this case.

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6.0
Twisted Romance #3

Feb 21, 2018

I absolutely love the artwork for this story. Granted, I'm a little biased because I'm a huge animal fan, so any portrayal that uses animals in it gets bonus points from me. But I also really enjoy the style itself, as well as the quality (simple most of the times, but detailed when called for) and the color palette (it almost reminds me of a watercolor painting).

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8.0
Twisted Romance #4

Feb 28, 2018

I loved the bright colors for the images, but would have liked a bit more detail in the artwork at times. On the whole the characters drawn seem to match their personalities, though the style might be borderline too bubbly for the heavy internal debates going on.

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4.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #35

Nov 22, 2017

I don't need sudden relations of Diana's to show up in order to make me care about the plot " I'm already invested in what's going to happen to her and the world she's fighting so hard to protect. Sometimes simpler is better; I just wish more authors could see that.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #36

Dec 13, 2017

The landscapes and backgrounds for this issue are absolutely stunning. Especially the first scene; the beach/forest that they are in is striking; it looks distinctly not of Earth (or an idealized Earth, at least). There were plenty of dramatic poses in this issue (I'm pretty sure every character shown got at least one, plus Diana probably got at least five, because duh). What little they showed of the fight with Darkseid was well done as well " I love the way they showed his energy (or specifically, how he was stealing Diana's energy). The best artistic choice for this issue was something unexpected; the flashbacks. They were done in this sort of watercolor effect that made them distinct and faded looking (picture the wobbling effect you'd see in TV shows before a flashback). It was perfect.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #37

Dec 27, 2017

I loved the fight scenes in this issue, and not just because I've been waiting for some violence for more than one issue. They were pretty well done on the whole, considering the scale of the fight (Zeus vs. Darkseid = massive destruction). Once again the backgrounds in this issue were outstanding, even if they did get sort of messed up courtesy of the battle.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #38

Jan 10, 2018

As per usual the artwork for this issue was pretty decent. There were little details in particular that I found myself loving, like Vanessa's drawings or the concept art for her costumes (both the hero and the villain versions). They're both elegant and striking. It's a perfect concept, really, as it allowed for an easy transition from one to the other with just a simple color palette change.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #39

Jan 24, 2018

The artwork was pretty decent for this issue, as it has been lately. I still love the design of the Silver Swan (but I said that already). It was nice seeing Diana have to fight a flying opponent " you don't get to see that every day. I particularly enjoyed the storm that Jason conjured " more accurately I love the way the artist chose to portray it.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #40

Feb 14, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty striking " especially the top image on page 17. The dramatic pose/carrying combined with a stunning waterscape image really made for an impactful scene. Having it come at the conclusion to a major fight was a bonus. I still love Silver Swan's design, so thankfully they didn't seem to mess with it too much.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #41

Feb 28, 2018

The artwork was pretty standard for a Wonder Woman comic. The cover for this Wonder Woman issue is more complex and busy than is typical, but in a way it does a good job of showing the impending chaos. The fight scenes inside the issue itself were short (remember, she took down most of her enemies quickly) but still interesting to look at.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #42

Mar 14, 2018

As per usual the artwork for Wonder Woman was fantastic " and we even got to see the prefect (lasso) being used. I forgot how long it'd been since we've seen that in action. So that was pretty nice. I know I don't trust Jason (and have stated it multiple times), but I do like his new character design. The armor looks brilliant.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #43

Mar 28, 2018

The artwork for this issue was pretty decent. There were moments that stood out more than others; such as the chaotic scene on the third to last page. I love the use of a fractured image to imply that they all got grabbed by the portal. The swirling nature is nothing new as far as representing portals goes, but the fracturing was new. I liked it. Plus there's plenty of dramatic poses, and as per usual Diana gets most of them.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #44

Apr 11, 2018

The artwork for this issue was lovely, as always. The fight scenes were well done, especially the one between Diana and Darkseid (I swear I'm not just saying that because I got to see her punch him in the face). The last panel was particularly striking and does a great job at making sure we'll want to come back for the next issue to see what happens.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #45

Apr 25, 2018

The artwork for this issue was fantastic. If I had to pick a favorite panel for this issue I'd have to say the one on page 12 was absolutely striking; with all of Diana's siblings being shown in a more ethereal form.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #46

May 9, 2018

This was an interesting start to a new plot. I have a few theories and ideas as to where it's going, but nothing confirmed yet. This issue did drag on a bit, but considering it's building up for something bigger I'm content to let that slide, especially since it looks like the next issue will be more action packed (at least it certainly appears like it'll be starting with a big fight!).

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #47

May 23, 2018

The artwork for this issue was okay, it carried the story well, as one would expect for the style of Wonder Woman. Super Girl looked like she should have, and the interpretations of the Fates was pretty spot on. Again the most interesting part was how they chose to draw the Star Sapphires, their transitional appearance and sudden disappearance was very well done.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #48

Jun 13, 2018

The Dark Gods plot has been pretty interesting so far. We were promised that we'd see the after effects of the Dark Metal plot, and they kept true to their word. So far this has been the most interesting side effect, but we'll likely see more with time. It'd be nice to know where the Justice League went, as well as the rest of the Dark Gods. Hopefully Diana dealing with the leader will resolve more than one issue.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #50

Jul 11, 2018

This was a solid conclusion to the Dark Gods plot. It's nice that they followed through with the sacrifice mentioned in the title. The biggest issue is that they've had Jason come and go so many times in the small amount of time he's been around. So it doesn't really have the same impact anymore, though it's certainly still felt.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) Annual #2

Jun 6, 2018

The artwork for this issue was wonderful. Diana always looks so striking in her Star Sapphire garb, and this time is no exception. It's arguable better than previous designs as well. The way Karnell's power was portrayed and how it affected the Star Sapphires was shockingly brutal but artistically very well done.

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