Christopher Franey's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 62
9.3Avg. Review Rating

8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #23

Jun 12, 2019

Strong epilogue with some strangeness from Kraven at the end, but I'm glad to see the story stick the landing, possible threats with the Savage Six and Chameleon, and Pete and MJ for a moment.

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10
Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Green Lantern 80th Anniversary #1

Jun 23, 2020

This is a fantastic journey across 80 years of Green Lantern. Fans will be treated to amazing moments with their favorite Lantern, and there is plenty to learn from all the Earth-based GLs in these stories. Make sure your Lantern is charged up as you read across these 100 pages packed with creators galore.

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9
Ant-Man (2020) #1

Feb 4, 2020

A fun adventure that shows the struggling adventures of Scott Lang. If you're a fan of Ant-Man from the movies then this is the book for you, and if you're looking for a down-on-his-luck hero, give it a shot.

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8
Avengers (2018) #21

Jul 10, 2019

Fun issue with some much deserved down time for the Avengers. Deep looks into the thoughts of the team members, lots of bonding, and some foreshadowing before we get into the next arc, "Challenge of the Ghost Riders."

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8.5
Avengers (2018) #22

Jul 31, 2019

A slow burn for the anticipation of the main race, but a good and necessary start to the arc.

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8
Avengers (2018) #23

Aug 28, 2019

Part two of the Riders arc does a good job to continue driving the story by introducing a fierce challenge for the Avengers. We are starting to see the Ghost Riders interact with each other and a dive into their history.

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8.5
Avengers (2018) #24

Sep 25, 2019

I can't wait for next issue's conclusion and to see how this all shakes out and leads to the new Ghost Rider series. This issue really did a great job of moving the story along and also peeling back the curtain to get us wondering who the villain will be.

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8
Avengers (2018) #25

Oct 23, 2019

The ending mostly sticks the landing, but some characters felt off and sometimes unnecessary to the overall story. Great moments and growth for Robbie Reyes as a Ghost Rider and an Avenger.

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8.5
Batman (2016): Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

Feb 12, 2020

A great issue that helps to celebrate the legacy of Alfred Pennyworth, but there are some moments that just take the spotlight away from Alfred and into the dramatic. I enjoyed getting to see the Robins and Batgirl reflect, but it would've been nice to see how this hit Bruce.

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8.5
Daredevil (2019) #7

Jun 19, 2019

This issue continues the story and lets the reader know what could be coming into play later in the arc. It features a great moment with Matt Murdock facing Daredevil's faults and what they do to other people.

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9
Daredevil (2019) #8

Jul 17, 2019

A tense moment for the Man without Fear at the dinner table of one of Hell's Kitchen's notorious mafia families. Wilson Fisk makes a play for the bigger crime. The story progresses the overall arc.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #10

Aug 21, 2019

This conclusion stuck the landing and has made the entire run of 10 issues worth it. Daredevil may be the title, but the actions and adventures of Matt Murdock is what brings the fans back for more. High stakes and moral questions keep you guess what will happen next.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #11

Sep 11, 2019

Daredevil the series is in great hands with Chip, but Matt Murdock the character has never been tested more.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #12

Oct 2, 2019

Amazing issue! Chip and Marco really tighten the screws to Murdock and Fisk as they try to be different than what their nature shows. This issue tests the mettle of these two men; definitely a read this new comic book day!

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10
Daredevil (2019) #13

Nov 6, 2019

Another fantastic issue of Daredevil...without Daredevil in it. The struggles and characterizations that Chip Zdarsky creates are just horrible, but so fun to read. Marco Checchetto's art is just an amazing feast for the eyes...get this book on your pull list ASAP!

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10
Daredevil (2019) #14

Dec 4, 2019

Tensions continue to build as more of the major players cross paths and form alliances. If you're wanting some gritty, noir drama, this is it. Another dynamic issue of Daredevil.

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9.5
Daredevil (2019) #15

Dec 18, 2019

All in all a fantastic issue. I love the polar opposites of growth that are shown in Matt and Fisk. Matt makes an ascension on his personal grown while Fisk just hits rock bottom...hard. The drama continues to unfold as we make our way through Hell.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #16

Jan 1, 2020

Great way to start off the new decade with beautiful art and amazing drama in the world of Daredevil. I just love the moment of Matt facing what he can do with his powers but also what it means due to his faith.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #17

Feb 5, 2020

This issue/series has just been fantastic. We are in an era of Daredevil that is in league with the greatest of the character's history.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #18

Feb 19, 2020

Amazing issue! The suspense is intense and the characters are really starting to interact with each other. A major win and a major loss this issue that will set things up for the next couple of issues.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #19

Mar 4, 2020

This is a fantastic issue, a story of the people rising up as heroes and standing against evil. Matt Murdock begins his journey back to Daredevil and the pieces that have been introduced since issue #1 are coming together. This has been a crazy ride and this issue will make the wait for April's issue that much harder. If you have ever wanted to get a friend into Daredevil, this would be the issue to show them.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #20

Jun 10, 2020

Daredevil is back and this issue hits hard. What a return to the Man Without Fear, in an issue where you see people stand together full of action. Matt's journey of the soul is on a great path to redemption.

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10
DCeased #2

Jun 5, 2019

This issue adds to the body count, but hits us hard in the feelings with how we lose characters in this continuation of the overall story.

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10
DCeased #3

Jul 3, 2019

This was a strong issue that takes us to the midway of the story. The losses in this issue were harder as most of them were main characters and family members, but this hammers home the idea that no one is safe.

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9
DCeased #4

Aug 7, 2019

The action and drama continues to hit hard, and more DC characters make their DCeased debut, which might not be best for them. Lower tier characters get big moments and some revelations happen as the DCU continues to fight for survival.

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10
DCeased #5

Oct 2, 2019

This was another amazing issue from this series, and with that cliffhanger ending I can't wait to see how this miniseries wraps up.

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10
DCeased #6

Oct 30, 2019

This issue, conclusion, and mini-series was fantastic! Such a great shot in the dark that hit a target we didn't even know was there. Such emotions and great character with a conclusion that is just phenomenal. Get this issue and the rest of the mini...plus the one shot!

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10
DCeased: A Good Day To Die #1

Sep 3, 2019

A fantastic one-shot that gives fan favorite heroes a moment to shine in a horribly dark version of the DC Universe. If you haven't been reading DCeased, then start here with this amazing one-shot.

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8
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #3

Jan 29, 2020

A decent issue with a blast from the past memory to celebrate the life of Alfred Pennyworth. Nice memories of yesteryear and some insights to how important Alfred was to Bruce and his mission. Plus closing out an open case from Alfred's secret agent days is a nice goodbye.

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8.5
Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #1

Feb 25, 2020

So far, this series is a great way to increase interest for the upcoming Disney Plus show featuring a great buddy cop duo, but the hook seems very similar to the last Winter Soldier mini. Overall a fun read to keep us entertained till the show arrives.

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10
Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #2

Mar 25, 2020

An entertaining issue that really reveals the motivations of all the characters involved. We learn more about what The Natural is doing, and Sam and Bucky are roped into a situation that makes the situation worthwhile for this mini-series Add in dynamic art and this will help hold us over till the Disney+ show.

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10
Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #2

Mar 25, 2020

An entertaining issue that really reveals the motivations of all the characters involved. We learn more about what The Natural is doing, and Sam and Bucky are roped into a situation that makes the situation worthwhile for this mini-series Add in dynamic art and this will help hold us over till the Disney+ show.

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10
Ghost Rider (2019) #1

Oct 1, 2019

Fantastic first issue. Dynamite characterization and story points from Ed Brisson and amazing art from Aaron Kuder. These two are revving the engine for the Ghost Riders.

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8
Ghost Rider (2019) #2

Nov 6, 2019

Overall good issue which does help to drive the overall arc of the story, but leaves the reader wanting more in that wait between issues. Ed Brisson does a good job of creating a friction between the Riders and an interesting problem with Johnny as the King.

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8.5
Ghost Rider (2019) #3

Dec 11, 2019

This is a fast read, but it does move the story along and leaves you wanting more. This is a huge struggle for the Riders and being the King isn't easy. Danny Ketch fans take notice of this issue, as there are some great moments and finally the talk you all wanted. Wrap all that up in some great art and you've got a good issue.

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8.5
Ghost Rider (2019) #4

Jan 8, 2020

The first arc concludes and plays a big part in the setup for the future of the book, so in a lot of ways this is more like a prelude. Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch both are dealing with changes to their power sets. I like that there will be more Spirits and different themes.

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9
Ghost Rider (2019) #5

Feb 26, 2020

The players are coming together and the power sets are starting to get bigger. We now have Spirits of Vengance along with Spirits of Corruption and Kings of Hell...plus all the other dark realms. Things are being set up for a big showdown as Hearts of Darkness II begins.

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10
Ghost Rider (2019) #6

Mar 11, 2020

Fantastic issue, feels like I got two comic books for the price of one. Juan Frigeri brings some excellent art to the table and when you see his Johnny Blaze on the last page you will be wanting more. Ed Brisson does a great job of balancing time and story between the two Riders and all the guest stars...this looks like it could be building towards a Marvel Event or just some amazing story in Ghost Rider; get this book on your pull list asap.

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10
Hawkeye: Freefall #1

Dec 31, 2019

A perfect 10 bullseye of an issue! The voice was spot on, the art matches the tone of the book, and a mystery with guest stars all in the first issue. This was a dynamic debut for Matthew Rosenberg's Hawkeye.

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10
Hawkeye: Freefall #2

Jan 29, 2020

Fantastic issue filled with comedy and action. The identity of Ronin is revealed, but I'm not so sure that the right cat is out of the bag. The mystery deepens and I can't wait for the next issue.

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9.5
Hawkeye: Freefall #3

Feb 12, 2020

Consistent action and humor deliver in the newest issue. Worthwhile guest stars that will lead into next issue's confrontation, and how Ronin is able to do what he does makes for a fun issue to keep this mini-series hot and exciting.

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9
Hawkeye: Freefall #4

Mar 10, 2020

Great issue with lots of fun moments and drives the story along putting Hawkeye even further in the hole with his good intentions. Rosenberg does a great job playing with Hawk's history and relationships to create fun moments while Schmidt continues to deliver fantastic art, keeping the pace going forwards.

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9.5
Hawkeye: Freefall #5

May 20, 2020

Get ready for a great return to Hawkeye comics as some serious situations are being set up that will have major consequences for Clint's future. This issue is putting into motion some actions that might change Clint's status in the Marvel Universe.

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9.5
Hawkeye: Freefall #6

Jul 1, 2020

Solid conclusion to a miniseries that contained a lot of humor and action. Rosenberg and Schmidt combined to make an awesome chemistry that made for a humorous, adventure packed, emotional story that looks to be setting Hawkeye up for a major change in status quo.

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9
History of the Marvel Universe (2019) #1

Jul 23, 2019

A fun trip through the Marvel Universe timeline as told by Galactus himself. You will see classic moments in a new way and see how all the characters connect within the continuity of the House of Ideas.

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9.5
Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #6

Jun 26, 2019

Three great stories from some superstars of the '90s that lay the seeds for future Ghost Rider stories and events! Plus, Chromium Deadpool -- can't go wrong with that!

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9.5
Marvels (1994): Epilogue #1

Jul 23, 2019

You can't go wrong with Marvels and the original creative lineup. The extra story and beautiful art by Busiek and Ross help to bring this "DVD extras" comic to life. Marvels fans will return to a classic time in the Marvel Universe while giving tribute to Dave Cockrum in a whole new view.

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9.5
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Dec 3, 2019

Go out there and add this comic to your pull list -- this is the book you've been waiting for your whole childhood.

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10
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

Jan 7, 2020

This is just the perfect mashup between two beloved properties. More insights into character and motivations are revealed along with dynamic art. This is a comic book that will put you in a good mood.

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10
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

Feb 4, 2020

An excellent issue that leaves you wanting more. The Rangers and Turtles team up is dynamic, fun and reminds you why you loved these two properties growing up. Another classic character joins the action and adventure awaits as the bad guys are on the rise.

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9.5
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Mar 17, 2020

This issue was pure fun, and how could it not be? We see the ultimate idea of a crossover come to be: Power Turtles and Ninja Rangers. The action continues and all the players seem to be adapting to their new settings. This issue sets up nicely for the conclusion of an amazing crossover series. Pick this up, reread the whole series and brace for the conclusion and hopefully many more crossovers between these two properties.

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10
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Jun 16, 2020

This was a fantastic conclusion to an amazing crossover miniseries that delivered on the wildest dreams of every '90s. Heroic deeds triumph in the face of evil, brilliant mash ups with powers and zords"and of course, pizza!

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9
Nightwing (2016) #71

Jun 9, 2020

Nightwing might be the book that benefits most from the upcoming "Joker War" crossover.

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9
Nightwing (2016) Annual #2

Oct 30, 2019

If you had fallen off the Nightwing book, then this is a perfect issue to return with. If you stayed with the book, then Dan Jurgens and company have found a new hook to reward the fans. There is some payoff with Ric's situation that will make the next issues of the main series very interesting.

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9.5
Spirits Of Ghost Rider: Mother Of Demons (2020) #1

Feb 11, 2020

Don't miss this issue/mini-series as it will peel back the curtain and add to what is happening in Ghost Rider. Ed Brisson does a great job with the characters of Lilith, Johnny, and Danny by showcasing their situations and creating motivations. Looks like seeds are planted that may culminate in a potential Marvel event, so get in on the ground floor.

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9
Strikeforce (2019) #1

Sep 24, 2019

Strikeforce is shaping up to be an interesting mix of heroes going up against evil forces. The issue doesn't stand alone, so be ready to commit if you want to see this team in action, but the team members do work really well together.

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9
Superman Smashes The Klan #1

Oct 16, 2019

Great miniseries that will finally take a Superman adventure from the radio series and bring it to the comics wold. Great tale with lots of character struggle with real world issues. Fantastic art that shows a timeless Superman as well.

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9
Superman Smashes The Klan #2

Dec 18, 2019

Overall, this is a strong issue that really puts the characters into deep internal struggles that will affect them and also has them questioning themselves. Great coming-of-age and also a fantastic early adventure of Superman.

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10
Superman Smashes The Klan #3

Feb 19, 2020

Fantastic conclusion and showcase of the moments you've been waiting for, including lots of firsts for Superman. The children in this story also are very strong characters and you care about their struggles as well. If you want an adventure with growth along with positivity and hope, here is an adventure worthy of Superman.

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10
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1

Nov 27, 2019

This issue is FANTASTIC! I highly enjoyed the way this took several events and tied them up very nicely by way of Blue Beetle. This story has heart and gives a dark take on what happens when we take on more than we can handle. Highly recommended!

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8
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

Nov 13, 2019

Overall, this was a very good issue. It was nice to see different characters in the event and a good struggle was placed on all of them with dealing with love and death, but it did leave me wanting more.

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9.5
War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #3

Jun 26, 2019

Conclusion to the War of the Realms tie in for the X-Men and has a major impact on the Mutants; also fits in very nicely with the current volume of Uncanny. A New Mutant will be mourned after this battle is won.

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