Cesareo Garasa's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: COMICON Reviews: 14
8.4Avg. Review Rating

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Alienated #6

Oct 8, 2020

overviewAfter starting off with such promise, Alienated #6 ends the story of the three Sams with a proto-Dark Phoenix style conflict without the emotional payoff, leaving the reader, well… alienated. The series, and writer Simon Spurrier could have benefited from having one or two more issues to end the story with the proper gravity it deserves.

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9
Bliss (2020) #3

Sep 30, 2020

Bliss #3 continues our pro-antagonists' journeys down their own particular hearts of darkness with the past and present threatening to collide like two trains headed for each other.

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8.5
Bliss (2020) #5

Feb 17, 2021

Bliss #5 keeps the momentum going through its own descent into the dark roads of pain and addiction. It's an issue with a deeper real-life reflection, about memory and the path to redemption; one road leading up and the other leading so far down the gods are killing each other.

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8.5
Hollow Heart #1

Feb 24, 2021

Hollow Heart #1 is an intriguing slow-burn debut issue dealing with isolation and the hearts of the three main characters including the tragic EL. It's a sympathetic look at the loneliness that exists in each of them and a skillfully sincere balancing act that refuses to mire itself in melodrama.

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8
Home (2021) #1

Apr 6, 2021

Home #1 is a potent reminder that while fiction can ultimately do very little to alter the horror outcomes of reality, it can at least offer solace in the guise of revisionist — and cathartic — fantasy.

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8
I Breathed a Body #1

Jan 27, 2021

I Breathed A Body is a creepy conglomeration of varied influences creating an affectingly unsettling debut issue. The art effectively coveys a sense of shaky dread and it's body horror, tech horror and supernatural horror all at once.

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8
I Breathed a Body #2

Mar 3, 2021

Overview:I Breathed a Body #2 hits the ground running with a relentless, creepy, bloody commentary on influencer culture and an accurate portrayal of the incongruous reactions found on social media where it seems even reality is inverted and the bottom line is God. Or, maybe the opposite.

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8
I Breathed a Body #3

Apr 6, 2021

I Breathed A Body #3 sees the story start to take a corporal shape after its cryptically ethereal start. At its core, its a story of two parents going in different directions and the world at large in danger of literally damning itself in search of sensation and spectacle at any cost " even if that cost is their souls.

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8.5
Magic (2021) #1

Apr 14, 2021

Overview:A solid, fun first entry in the most recent comic book adaption of the wildly popular collectable card game. Readers don't have to be familiar with the game's mythology or the game itself, thanks to writer Jed MacKay's skillful balancing act between exposition and playful banter.

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7.5
The Picture of Everything Else #1

Dec 30, 2020

The Picture of Everything Else is a de facto sequel to Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray that retains its own subtle philosophical bent while expanding on the original's concept. It's a premise that's fascinating to revisit in our current age of social media even if the story is set in Paris during the late 1890s.

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9
Two Moons #2

Apr 6, 2021

Overview:Two Moons #2 is a solid continuation of the promise shown with issue number one. This tale of spirits and monsters at play during the American Civil War is a fun, deep, crisp read and a heck of a good comic book with an exquisite attention to detail that's just getting started.

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9
Wynd (2020) #4

Sep 30, 2020

Wynd #4 continues the title's strength: expanding each of the characters without sacrificing momentum while creating a tonally and visually unique fantasy world and mythos.

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10
Wynd (2020) #5.

Nov 5, 2020

Wynd #5 is a satisfying, skillful, confident conclusion to the title's first story arc. It's a golden combination of art, writing and lettering resulting in a powerful, emotionally resonant and rewarding read. May Wynd continue to soar.

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9
Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1

Feb 24, 2021

Young Hellboy #1 is a fun, entertaining flashback tale with a1950s serial movie vibe ala Indiana Jones. It's a roller coaster ride that doesn't let up and deftly balances a light tone while having the titular character being chased by monsters of all kinds.

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