Colin Moon's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 28
7.0Avg. Review Rating

10
Bubble OGN

Jul 8, 2021

Painfully witty and almost frustratingly well-illustrated, Bubble is a masterclass in comic timing for the medium.

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6.5
Bunny Mask #2

Jul 13, 2021

Looking to dig a trifle deeper than your average horror book, Bunny Mask #2 promises an emotionally rewarding future for the story.

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7
Cable (2020) #8

Feb 17, 2021

While it's incredibly fun to spend time with our two heroes, a lack of tension makes the book feel lackluster.

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8.5
Celestia (2021) OGN

Jul 23, 2021

A striking, early 20th-century art aesthetic lends Celestia a quiet authority, rich in tone for the discerning reader.

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3
Curse of the Man-Thing (2021): Spider-Man #1

Apr 26, 2021

Curse of the Man-Thing: Spider-Man manages to begrudgingly move the story along while managing to capture none of the fun inherent to either character.

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8.5
Cyclopedia Exotica OGN

May 11, 2021

Cyclopedia Exotica is a delightful mirror world poking fun at some very real frustrations.

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7.5
Dead Dog's Bite #3

May 4, 2021

Seemingly more tone-poem than exposition, Dead Dog's Bite maintains its looming, disconcerting mystery.

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7.5
Die #18

Jul 13, 2021

With the epic approaching its conclusion, Die #18 pulls us into a tighter focus on character, and the personal stakes in the coming conflict.

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4.5
Dungeons & Dragons: Fells Five #1

Jun 30, 2021

While competently made, Fell's Five never manages to fully embrace either its medium or its source material.

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8.5
Excalibur (2019) #18

Feb 10, 2021

Tini Howard is building the Magical Mythology of the Mutants very adeptly, giving us small snippets of history too big for us to see, as well as slowly sniffing around the basics of how Krakoa even works as it does. Excalibur is a vital book of this new era of X-Men, and issue #18 moves us, very mysteriously, forward.

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6
Far Cry: Rite of Passage #1

May 18, 2021

Droning and inconsequential, Far Cry: Rite of Passage #1 does little to hook readers outside hardcore of franchise fans.

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5.8
Fear Case #2

Mar 2, 2021

With all action happening off-panel and a lot of implied drama, Fear Case 2 is the perfect example of 'concept over content'.

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6.5
Fictional Father OGN

May 17, 2021

Deep but clunky, Fiction Father successfully establishes but never fully resolves its exploration of familial tension.

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7
Ghost Rider (2019): Robbie Reyes The Complete Collection review #1

May 19, 2021

Sloppy but heartfelt, the Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider Complete Collection overcomes its foibles and contains everything you need to know about the character.

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4
I Breathed a Body #4

Apr 27, 2021

When all the dramatic action remains level " with not a lot of rising action to climax tension " the narrative holds no real stakes, no matter how many times it explains to me that it does.

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5
Jimmy Eat World: 555 OGN

Jun 15, 2021

Presenting nothing novel or visionary, '555' also provides nothing for comic fans or fans of the band beyond a sense of novelty.

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8.5
Karmen #3

May 11, 2021

Karmen #3 continues its delectable tale, but finally comes to a violent head.

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9
Marvels Snapshot (2020): Captain Marvel #1

Feb 22, 2021

A single issue of pure inspiration, Marvels Snapshots: Captain Marvel is the perfect one-shot.

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7
Out of Body #1

Jun 2, 2021

With a bit of a low-energy beginning, Out of Body nonetheless presents enough seeds to promise an intriguing bloom.

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5
Parasomnia #1

Jun 29, 2021

With nothing but pure aesthetic propping it up, Parasomnia expects more of the reader's patience than it supplies actual mystery.

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9
Parenthesis OGN

Feb 9, 2021

Parenthesis is a book that will stay with you, however imperfect your memory of it will become. And, like Durand's lost time, perhaps it will inspire you to be a little more aware of the tenuous nature of living, of self, and of memory. Perhaps it will inspire you, as the experience inspired her, to be hungry for life.

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5.5
Post York OGN

Feb 23, 2021

Initially a compelling, apocalyptic portrait, Post York collapses under disconnected action and violence.

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7
Stillwater (2020) #6

Feb 16, 2021

A shift in perspective begins to shed some light on the larger mystery, and the introduction of some new characters promises to double down upcoming action.

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7
Stillwater (2020) #7

May 18, 2021

In a book where violence and action have little lasting impact, Stillwater #7 doesn't provide much meaningful momentum.

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7.5
Strange Academy (2020) #10

May 5, 2021

After a prolonged period of world-building, Strange Academy is poised to dive deep into the teen drama.

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8
The Silver Coin #3

Jun 15, 2021

The Silver Coin is the real deal, a horror comic that is cozy in its influences and unique in its vision.

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8
Two Moons #1

Feb 23, 2021

Filled with hooks and compelling characters, Two Moons #1 is an incredibly promising beginning.

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7.5
Two Moons #3

Apr 27, 2021

Lovingly built and illustrated, Two Moons #3 nonetheless takes its time as the whole series moves at its own pace.

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