Colin Moon's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 50
7.2Avg. Review Rating

8
Basilisk #3

Aug 3, 2021

Carefully measured and full of vibrant concepts, Basilisk #3 refuses to fall into the general dark, solemn trappings of the genre.

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7.5
Beyond the Breach #2

Aug 17, 2021

Aftershock continues to crank out surprise after surprise by stellar talents, known and unknown, but Beyond the Breach is definitely one of the ones that has made its way to my monthly pull-list.

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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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7
Cable (2020) #12

Jul 28, 2021

Despite being one of the best-looking books -- and having an incredible, fan-service cast -- Cable #12 fails to deliver anything world-shaking or emotionally resonant.

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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
Darkhawk (2021) #2

Sep 29, 2021

Dawkhark #2 deals with a real-world drama excellently, but it does so while tending to neglect the superheroics.

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6.5
Darkhold (2021): Alpha #1

Sep 27, 2021

Doing the heavy lifting to establish the narrative, The Darkhold Alpha #1 doesn't have a lot of action or intrigue; it only supplies the coming books their grounding.

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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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5
Eat The Rich #1

Aug 17, 2021

Nearly a carbon copy of a much better piece of art, Eat the Rich #1 only strips away any relevance it might have so that it might apply to anyone.

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9
Echolands #1

Aug 24, 2021

With a format and style all its own, Echolands is nearly a brochure for its own potential to be the Next Big Important Comic.

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8
Eternals: Celestia #1

Oct 6, 2021

Introducing a huge spiritual struggle, Eternals: Celestial eschews the primary narrative to provide deep, rich context.

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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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7.5
Frontiersman #1

Sep 21, 2021

Grounded, energetic, and ambitious, Frontiersman is an easy recommendation to make. The character seems unique in his concept and is, with only an issue under his belt, an endearing old curmudgeon I'd like to get to know; the implied politics of the book seem pointed in the right direction. And while there's a sort of unsavory swagger to the aforementioned letter from Kindlon at the back, it's a swagger that hasn't proven itself unfounded. I'd like to see how this universe works, I want to know if Frontiersman's new crusade comes to fruition.

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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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7.5
Good Night, Hem OGN

Sep 21, 2021

While the book expects a particularly niche academic understanding of the Lost Generation -- a high price for entry -- it's also a mini masterclass in design and cartooning; an inspiration for artistic hopefuls.

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8.5
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #1

Nov 24, 2021

'Stone Ghost' moves on from the last miniseries into new, tonally different and aesthetic-twisting spaces, and continues to showcase Mahfood's ever-evolving style.

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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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7.5
Lure (2021) OGN

Nov 2, 2021

Lure is an emotionally honest book set in a sci-fi world, but lacks the conviction to be outspoken in its concerns.

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7
Marauders #23

Aug 18, 2021

After being more focused on acquisitions and political maneuvering, Marauders #23 takes the book back to some face-punching crime-fighting.

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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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8
Maw (2021) #1

Sep 14, 2021

Dealing with some very real horror, Maw #1 imparts the unflinching truth about sexual assault before it even gets close to addressing supernatural horror.

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7
Moon Knight (2021) #2

Aug 18, 2021

Shifting tone to focus more closely on a specific aspect of Marc Spector, Moon Knight #2 loses a lot of the action from the first issue -- but builds some serious atmosphere.

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9.5
No One Else OGN

Nov 9, 2021

Precise, insightful, and painfully honest, No One Else best illustrates its emotions by not discussing them.

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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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6.5
Primordial #1

Sep 14, 2021

Striking if quiet, Primordial #1 is a book that presents a huge scale and a self-assured atmosphere of importance.

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7
Primordial #2

Nov 5, 2021

All but dropping its human narrative, Primordial uses its second issue to let us hang out with a space dog and be awed by the implications of the infinite.

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6
Second Chances #1

Aug 18, 2021

While it delivers a lot of style, the substance of Second Chances is more promised than delivered.

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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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8.5
The Nice House on the Lake #3

Aug 3, 2021

Rich and deep characters, alongside incredibly atmospheric artwork and compelling abstract concepts, keeps the reader fully invested in The Nice House on the Lake #3.

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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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9
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #1

Nov 9, 2021

A creepy, seedy world full of cool kids doing violent stuff, 'Furthest Place' is a book that doesn't just want to present a good story but also the contagious joy of music.

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7
X-Men: Onslaught Revelation (2021) #1

Sep 22, 2021

Hardly a one-shot, The Onslaught Revelation really caps off Way of X in a very satisfying, quick-hit event package.

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