Chris Coplan's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 19
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6.0
Avengers (2018): Halloween Special #1

Oct 31, 2018

Maybe not "so good, it's scary," but a seasonally appropriate mix of cheesiness, body horror, and nostalgia.

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7.0
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #1

May 8, 2019

The duo of Hill and Soy have forged an Outsiders with equal parts potential and predictability.

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7.0
Criminy #1

Sep 18, 2018

If you like books involving cute animals, families, pirates, and dissections of sociopolitical structures, then jump aboard.

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6.5
FCBD 2019: H1 Ignition #1

May 4, 2019

It's an exciting time for Humanoids. This could be the start of an exciting new universe of impactful and relatable heroes " or it could totally be another Wildstorm (fraught with delays, bad politics, underwhelmed fans, etc.). While this preview lacks definitive proof, I nonetheless remain hopeful. Even if these new heroes can't save the world, they just may save us from more of the same.

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6.5
Ignited #1

Jun 4, 2019

With its debut issue, the new H1 imprint from Humanoids lays the groundwork for more grounded, engaging heroes.

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7.0
Ignited #2

Jul 5, 2019

There's a reason Ignited is leading the H1 charge: even with more tantalizing premises in books like OMNI, this series feels like it'll hit the hardest. If anything, as they build the world around it, Ignited may only open up further with new insights and understandings of Phoenix and the world it occupies. And whatever kind of place that is, it'll be worth the deep dive.

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6.5
Lucifer (2018) #1

Oct 17, 2018

The Thin White Devil returns to break hearts and burn his enemies asunder.

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7.0
Lucifer (2018) #2

Nov 21, 2018

As Lucifer inches toward the truth, the past and future swirl together for an intriguing slice of theater.

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7.5
Now #1

Sep 12, 2017

Fantagraphics unveils an exciting debut issue of its new anthology series built on a diverse group of creators, intriguing stories and art, and a whole heap of creative potential.

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7.5
Now #2

Jan 15, 2018

Another promising collection of weird and wacky comics from across the indie scene.

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7.5
Now #3

May 3, 2018

A compelling and cohesive collection celebrating indie comic goodness.

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7.0
Now #4

Sep 17, 2018

A year or so in, and this Fantagraphics series continues to deliver a mighty blast of cerebral, highly evocative comics.

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6.5
Now #5

Jan 24, 2019

Fantagraphics' crack editors continue the series with an entry that pushes all sorts of boundaries while providing plenty of chuckles and head scratches.

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6.5
Now #6

May 2, 2019

The sixth installment of Fantagraphics' spotlight anthology keeps the hits (and slight misses) rolling.

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8.5
Omni #1

Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Cecelia Cobbina is the cure for bland superhero comics.

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7.0
Pretty Deadly: The Rat #1

Sep 3, 2019

The Rat could prove to be the nougat-like core of raw power in a truly spellbinding series.

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7.0
Strangelands #1

Jul 9, 2019

There's plenty to like in issue #1. More than being well written and setting the proper pacing, it's something entirely new after Ignited.

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8.0
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine #1

Aug 28, 2018

To his benefit, Morrison has assembled a book that's fun, thoughtful, unabashedly whimsical, and clearly on the side of goodness and light. And that's more in line with The Beatles' general vibe and brand than 1,000 covers of "Hey Jude."

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6.5
WWE: Attitude Era 2018 Special #1

Jul 31, 2018

A trip down memory lane into wrestling's golden age proves entertaining if not slightly superfluous.

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