Cidnya's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: But Why Tho? Reviews: 20
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8
Amethyst #1

Feb 26, 2020

This debut issue of Amethyst is an incredibly cute and fun look into how Princess Amethyst deals with being a leader to her people, as well as an ordinary earth girl. While I think there is a lot of room for growth in the writer, Amethyst #1 is a great start for a book about finding the strength to do what's right.

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9
Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams #1

Jan 3, 2020

Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns, and Moonage Daydreams is a theatrical spectacle of passion, rock and roll, and art on paper. Horton and the Allred's created a comic that showcases the rise, growth and fame of beloved David Bowie and every musician that he encountered. Shedding light into his life in a detailed, researched manner, any fan would be enthralled to finally own such a special homage to the Starman himself.

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9
Bram Stoker's Dracula (2020) OGN

Oct 11, 2020

This graphic novel adaption of Bram Stoker's Dracula is a great way to introduce new readers to the gothic horror genre. The interior art shines a light on how beautiful noir compliments horror. Reading this adaptation feels like a breath of fresh horror air as it sticks out from the modern realm of horror comics. In the end, there is an afterward written by Dacre Stoker (great-grand-nephew of Bram Stoker) on what inspired the creation of the novel and how Stoker wrote it. Hitting all the relevant points of the original novel and the inclusion of the iconic Bela Lugosi, Legendary Comics brings a book that not only honors the horror legacy of Lugosi but celebrates the importance of Dracula.

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9
Dark Nights: Death Metal: Legends of the Dark Knights #1

Aug 4, 2020

Legends of the Dark Knights has all of that and more with it's bombastic, campy feel, it's stylized lettering, distinct art styles, and atmosphere coloring. I may not be a fan of comic event books, but fans of Synder should pick this one up.

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Decorum #1

Mar 14, 2020

Decorum #1 is an intriguing first issue, split into three parts to ensure that readers become familiar with the territory before thrown into an intergalactic narrative. The entire creative team utilizes their skill sets to create a thoroughly planned and sprawling sci-fi landscape that makes for a refined and chic reading experience. Featuring minimal coloring, graphs, and monochromatic scenes, this is a book that is begging you to pay close attention to it.

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9
Finger Guns #1

Feb 23, 2020

Finger Guns #1 has swept its way into my heart. It is a smart and heart-filled look into the emotional cravings and needs of teens. Reminding me of my youth and my personal refuge in music, much like protagonist Wes, I can be sure that most people will find this story relatable.

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Finger Guns #4

Aug 8, 2020

Overall, Finger Guns #4 dug deep into the familial issues that Sadie is dealing with. Anyone who was friends with someone who had a hard home life understands the position Wes is in. I am still so consistently impressed by debut-writer Justin Richards for scripting a poignant and realistic look into the realities of teenagehood. Vault Comics never disappoints and the team of Nalty, Halvorson, and Esposito continue to make this indie title one of my personal favorites on the shelves.

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8
Finger Guns #5

Sep 6, 2020

Overall, I have loved every single second of this comic and I am sad to see it come to a close. Finger Guns #5 wraps up some loose threads while cultivating a path towards emotional maturity when it, eventually, returns. It has a careful balance of exploring angst without feeling melodramatic or whiny.

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Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings: Vol. 2 #1

Jan 29, 2020

A Clash of Kings Vol 2 #1 is anywhere now wherever comics are sold or through our Comixology affiliate link.

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Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

Feb 12, 2020

Overall, the artwork in this issue stuns in its bright and colorful adventure but tonally the script does not follow suit. This DC Black Label book is a conflicting letdown for even a devoted Harley Quinn fan like myself. It is very apparent that they used the DC Black Label to push the envelopes on how violent and crass they could make this book via its script. While I appreciated this creative team's work on Harley during the new 52, Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1 fails to live up to that expectation and flounders over the push to make it more “adult”.

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JoJos Bizarre Adventure: Part 4--Diamond is Unbreakable #6

Aug 4, 2020

Diamond is Unbreakable Volume 6 features one of my favorite fights in all of JJBA. The two story arcs at the end seem weaker in comparison to the rest of the volume. However, they are not bad at all and they do offer a fun and nice deviation away from the central plot.

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No Vampire, No Happy Ending #1

Aug 14, 2020

Overall, there are so many things I love about No Vampire, No Happy Ending Volume 1.Other vampire fans will enjoy the troupe subversions explored with Divo and see themselves in Akira. The plot is fun and silly and never takes itself too seriously.

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10
Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #1

Dec 15, 2019

Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy: From the World of Black Hammer #1 is a stellar first issue. Lemire, yet again, delivers a book that is enthralling and visual with the aid of his creative team of Wands and Zonjic. Complex characters and an engaging crime atmosphere add to the already wonderful world of Black Hammer and its accessible to new readers.

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Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #2

Jan 14, 2020

Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #2delivers on most of the strengths of the first issue. With an explosive ending to issue two, Lemire is continuing to grow the relationship between Skulldigger and his apprentice. Even with weaker writing centering on Grimjim, this Black Hammer spin-off title is a must-read for fans of crime and vigilantes.

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10
Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #3

Feb 18, 2020

This third issue steers the story back into the cinematic storytelling that made the first issue stand apart from other comics on the stand. The blending of Lemire's tight noir script, the muted atmosphere as drawn and colored by Zonjic, and the ease of the lettering done by Wands effectively make Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #3 an enthralling series that everyone should pick up.

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10
The Way of the Househusband #4

Sep 3, 2020

The Way of the Househusband Volume 4 never skips a beat. Oono creates a perfect balance of comedy and sentiment throughout this volume. Being able to have more vignettes into Tatsu's relationship with Miku, provides a vast improvement from the previous volumes where she is in the background.

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7.5
Vampironica: New Blood #1

Dec 3, 2019

Vampironica: New Blood #1 is a fun introduction for those who have not read anything from her character before. It is a solid debut that offers a unique take on vampire and werewolf horror. Many threads signify that this could be a stellar five-issue mini-series.

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Vampironica: New Blood #2

Jan 25, 2020

Issue two of Vampironica: New Blood was able to greatly improve from the first issue. Tieri and Moreci gave further backstory to new and interesting characters. Being able to empathize and understand character motives made this issue excel in places that felt weak previously. Mok, Loughridge, and Morelli work together to breathe life to this Archie book. Veronica Lodge continues to be one of my favorite leading ladies in comics at the moment due to the creative team on this book.

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X-Men (2019) #9

Mar 23, 2020

Hickman's balance of scientific exposition and fun fight dialogue is an improvement on the last issue's bland exchanges between characters. Yu and Gho tag team and create a captivating backdrop for two very detailed fight sequences. Cowles' lettering enhanced Hickman's script and provided an extra layer of atmosphere and tone. Muller's graphic design work continues to make reading X-Books a fresh and refined experience. The cohesiveness of this creative team makes X-Men #9 a fun and bombastic read.

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5
Year of the Villain: Harley Quinn #1

Dec 11, 2019

Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year #1 is overall, disappointing. There is so much potential to make this a fun addition for lovers of both Harley Quinn and some of the best villains in all of the DCU. With floundering humor and a lackluster script, this 4.99 title feels more aligned with a cash grab than a fun experience for readers who engaged in the vote.

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