Chris Egan's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 58
7.0Avg. Review Rating

7.5
Aliens: Dust to Dust #2

Jul 16, 2018

An action-packed and welcome addition to the world of "Aliens" that will make most fans happy.

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7.5
Archie Meets Batman '66 #1

Jul 23, 2018

A funny and charming crossover that looks great, but probably won't turn the heads of non-fans.

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5.5
Army of Darkness Vol. 4: Halloween Special #1

Oct 29, 2018

An enjoyable Halloween Special that will keep die-hard fans of the franchise turning pages, but it isn't as good as we would hope.

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7.5
Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #1

Feb 18, 2019

Quick action and dialogue make for an extremely fun team-up that will have Bruce Campbell and B-Horror fans screaming with delight.

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8.0
Batman (2016): Secret Files #1

Nov 5, 2018

A very good side-step to the Batman canon, allowing for even more material than books like "Detective Comics" can offer in one shot.

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7.5
Batwoman (2017) #18

Aug 20, 2018

A very good finale to a series with a character that hasn't always gotten her fair share.

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7.5
Beasts of Burden: The Presence Of Others #2

Jun 10, 2019

A balanced second half wraps up this most recent arc; giving us plenty of heart and truly disturbing imagery.

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7.0
Black Hammer '45 #3

May 6, 2019

As a midway point, "Black Hammer '45" #3 is still a well done and mostly emotionally satisfying read but has yet to prove itself as one of the stronger spin-offs.

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9.5
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #3

Jun 25, 2018

One of the greatest moments in the entire run of "Black Hammer." A powerful (and fun) issue for anyone that loves comics books.

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8.5
Blackwood #4

Sep 3, 2018

"Blackwood" #4 is a great, if not text-heavy final issue in the wonderfully creepy mini-series.

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6.0
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #3

Oct 1, 2018

A decent, campy horror tale that adequately continues the adventures of young Elvis Presley in his fight against evil.

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7.0
Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1

Sep 24, 2018

A good start getting "Dick Tracy" back into the spotlight and only loses its way when it dabbles in unnecessary details.

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9.0
Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #4

Jun 11, 2018

An emotional rollercoaster that is sure to please comic book fans from all walks of life and it is a must-read for fans of the "Black Hammer" universe.

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8.0
Doomsday Clock #6

Jul 30, 2018

A villain-centric character study, with bloody violence strewn throughout, that may leave readers scratching their heads over what's to come.

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6.0
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark: Spring Special #1

May 27, 2019

Classic Elvira humor and fans will get a kick out the nods to horror and the mistress of the macabre's big round"pumpkins.

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7.0
Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters #1

Apr 8, 2019

A faithful and fun "Ghostbusters" adventure, with plenty of talent on display, but falls a little flat in originality.

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6.0
Hulkverines #1

Feb 25, 2019

A good action romp with some ties to the greater Hulk story, but is light on any true importance and ultimately forgettable in the sea of superhero comics.

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5.0
IDW 20/20: Ghostbusters #1

Jan 21, 2019

Chock full of fun GB references, but it hardly stands on its own. It's not great for long-time readers or newcomers as a one-shot. If you regularly collect the series it's a fine addition to pick up, but it is a bad jumping on point. It will definitely work best collected in a future trade paperback or series omnibus.

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5.0
Invader Zim #30

May 28, 2018

A mostly unfunny plot that tries too hard at the absurd that still has a few moments of what makes Invader Zim great in the first place.

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6.0
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Under The Spell #1

Dec 3, 2018

"Labyrinth: Under the Spell" really is an enjoyable addition to the Labyrinth universe, but is aimed at readers who are a huge fan of the film to begin with.

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5.0
John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: The Standoff #3

Sep 17, 2018

An OK dark, sci-fi book with some decent alien designs, but the plot is uneven, wading through thick exposition when it should be focusing on its strengths: B-horror and violent action scenes.

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8.5
Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1

Jun 4, 2018

A must read for "Judge Dredd" fans that boasts an action-packed, but intelligent plot that will make readers beg for the next chapter. This is one of the best issues since IDW started their version in 2012.

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6.0
Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #1

Sep 10, 2018

A cute horror-comedy-fantasy that feels a bit too similar to things you've seen before, but with Sarah Graley's own lively spark.

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7.5
Lab Raider #1

Jun 24, 2019

A quick and confident read,"Lab Raider" #1 carries multiple story threads that move between corporate sabotage and haunting thriller set to bright, beautiful art.

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9.0
Life Is Strange #2

Jan 14, 2019

Built up by an incredible creative team, "Life is Strange" #2 is an outstanding sequel and a must-read for fans.

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8.0
Livewire (2018) #6

May 20, 2019

A smartly crafted sci-fi tale that dabbles between superhero adventure and layered mystery.

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7.0
Man-Eaters #7

Apr 1, 2019

A quick and entertaining read that continues all of the series strengths and faults.

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8.0
Martian Manhunter (2018) #3

Mar 4, 2019

Readers of all kinds will find something to love in this genre-bending mash-up of True Detective, The Thing, and superheroes.

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6.5
Night Moves #1

Nov 26, 2018

An interesting dark mystery that hints at some supernatural horror ahead.

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7.0
Oblivion Song #6

Aug 13, 2018

A good issue, but not the strongest we have gotten from this series. New reveals and questions help to keep things fresh.

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5.5
PumpkinHead #3

May 14, 2018

A moderately fun tale of horror and monsters, with some nice gore, but does not have enough strength to pull in most readers outside of long-time Pumpkinhead fans.

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7.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #4

Nov 19, 2018

The strongest issue of this miniseries so far building towards a major upheaval in this shared universe.

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6.5
Rick and Morty Presents: Mr. Meeseeks #1

Jun 17, 2019

A fairly funny one-shot that lives up to the quality of a mid-range episode of Rick & Morty as a pair of spawned Meeseeks search for the meaning of life. It loses its balance more than once but does its best to course correct throughout.

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6.0
Road of the Dead: Highway to Hell #1

Nov 12, 2018

An O.K. continuation of Romero's Dead universe that is a bit more over-the-top than the movies, but does not fully dig the franchise out of the rut the last few films left it in.

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7.5
Robocop: Citizens Arrest #3

Jun 18, 2018

Adding some more fun to this current "Robocop" adventure, the satire and mad action work much better than most of the heavy, dark dramatic elements.

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8.5
Robots Vs. Princesses #1

Aug 6, 2018

An excellent all-ages fantasy/sci-fi yarn that doesn't reinvent the genre, just takes it in an extremely satisfying direction.

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8.0
Star Trek: Discovery: Captain Saru #1

Mar 18, 2019

A well crafted "Discovery" tale that builds on Saru and his character's trajectory and serves as an excellent bridge between the two t.v. seasons. Though not for the casual reader, it is an absolute treat for the faithful Trekkie.

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8.0
Star Trek: Year Five #2

Jun 3, 2019

This book is a must for Star Trek fans and I hope it continues far past the Tholian problem and shows us many more missions. This creative team truly understands how to keep things fresh and exciting while sticking to the original continuity. Fans of all ages should be very pleased.

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6.5
Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #1

Oct 8, 2018

The decent premiere issue of this horror-lite anthology miniseries sets up an intriguing continuing story that is worthy of a pickup.

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8.5
Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Boba Fett #1

May 13, 2019

An exciting and haunting tale of the hunter and the hunted, this small scale Boba Fett story is exactly the adventure he deserves.

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8.0
Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Princess Leia #1

Apr 15, 2019

A key story showing an evolution in Princess Leia's character that we've always understood, but have only seen first hand a few times. Fast paced and perfectly executed, this is the Leia fans have always loved.

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4.5
Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Darth Vader #1

Jul 1, 2019

Mildly fun, hardly entertaining, dry Vader action. Greg Pak's stuff is starting to feel enslaved by the Disney machine.

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6.0
Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Anakin Skywalker #1

Feb 11, 2019

"Anakin Skywalker #1" is a well-written Clone Wars story that handles some fairly deep ideas and emotional decisions at a quick clip.

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5.0
Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Darth Maul #1

Dec 17, 2018

A dark and angst-filled Sith adventure that looks great and is decently told, but holds little weight while re-treading existing material.

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8.0
Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions (2019) #1

Mar 11, 2019

An exciting Vader adventure that sees him in a slightly different light than fans are used to. Solid writing and standard Marvel/Star Wars art fare make for a very enjoyable read.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) Annual #1

Aug 27, 2018

A creepy, exciting, and wildly enjoyable Squad book that hits all the right beats and is easy to follow whether or not you read the series.

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7.5
Supergirl (2016) #28

Mar 18, 2019

An exciting monster-mash with all the expected super-heroics of Kara Zor-El. A crucial finale and jumping off point for regular readers, but newcomers will be lost.

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7.5
Superman (2016): Special #1

May 21, 2018

A fun over-sized issue with good writing and great art filled with Superman adventures that both avid readers and casual fans can pick up and enjoy.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2016) Annual #1

Feb 4, 2019

"Teen Titans" Annual #1 is full of solid action and stake-raising dialogue with greater darkness just out of sight. Even with ties to recently passed story-lines, it is still an exciting book for readers new and old.

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7.0
The Avant-Guards #1

Jan 28, 2019

Like the characters that inhabit it, "The Avant-Guards" #1 is a cute and friendly story of acceptance and finding your place in the world.

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7.2
The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite #4

Jan 7, 2019

The series's boldness, and the talent behind it, continue to shine. However, grander steps in plot need to be taken as we approach the finale.

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8.0
The Walking Dead #181

Jul 9, 2018

A very good issue that moves this chapter along nicely that will surely keep readers craving the next.

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7.0
Transformers (2019) #3

Apr 22, 2019

A very good continuation that slows down a little more than it should at this point. However, beautiful art will keep you turning the page.

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2.5
Vampirella: Roses for the Dead #1

Jul 2, 2018

An imbalanced re-introduction that tries its hand at a few different paths and does not succeed at any of them.

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6.0
Venom (2018) #12

Mar 25, 2019

An OK, and truthfully, jarring change to Eddie and the Venom symbiote's lives. Cates is doing his best with the story being told, it just isn't that interesting.

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4.0
What If? (2018): Punisher #1

Oct 15, 2018

A mashup of character histories that just doesn't come together in the way it was planned. A solid art team saves this from being a total loss, but this will mostly appeal to readers looking to complete their "What If?" collection.

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7.5
Wizard Beach #1

Dec 10, 2018

Lots of fun world building and magic adventure for fans of all ages. Like its young hero, this is one mini-series that has great potential to prove great worth.

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7.0
X-Men: Black (2018): Mystique #1

Oct 22, 2018

A solid Mystique story with all the violence and shape-shifting fans of the character could hope for. An intriguing addition to this min-series that makes the finale that much more enticing.

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