Colin Tessier's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 51
7.9Avg. Review Rating

8.8
Absolute Carnage (2019) #1

Aug 6, 2019

Absolute Carnage #1 gives you all you can ask for in the first chapter of a crossover and it also raises expectations for future events.

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8.8
Absolute Carnage (2019) #2

Aug 28, 2019

In Absolute Carnage #2, the entire art team is clicking, which continues the series' excellent start.

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8.6
Absolute Carnage (2019) #3

Sep 18, 2019

Behind a superstar creative team, Absolute Carnage continues to emerge as the best comic event of the year.

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8
Absolute Carnage (2019) #4

Oct 16, 2019

Absolute Carnage has been amazing from the start but it keeps getting better with each passing issue.

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8
Absolute Carnage (2019) #5

Nov 20, 2019

The finale of Absolute Carnage features some of the series' strengths but it doesn't match the quality set by its predecessors.

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8.6
Absolute Carnage (2019): Separation Anxiety #1

Aug 13, 2019

No comic is perfect but Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 is a practically flawless horror story that happens to tie into Marvel's newest major event.

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8
Action Comics (2016) #1022

Jun 2, 2020

Bendis launches an exciting investigation and the art team complements his script with striking settings and facial expressions.

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7.2
Acts of Evil: Ms. Marvel Annual #1

Jul 2, 2019

Ms. Marvel's conflict with the Super-Skrull is a fresh match-up but the story lacks the mystery you'd hope for when a Skrull is involved.

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7
Acts of Evil: Deadpool Annual #1

Aug 21, 2019

Deadpool Annual #1 is funny enough to make up for the fact that it misses the mark when it tries to tackle serious subjects.

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #31

Oct 9, 2019

The juxtaposition of the past and present elevates Spencer's exploration of Spider-Man's thought process and reminds the reader how deeply personal Spidey's rivalry with Norman Osborn is.

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7.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #32

Oct 23, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man #32 acts as an intriguing jumping off point for Spidey's next mini-event.

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7.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #33

Nov 6, 2019

Though Amazing Spider-Man #33 isn't an explosive introduction to Marvel 2099, it still leaves the reader excited for the story's next steps.

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7.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #34

Nov 20, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man #34 features exciting story beats, dynamic art and a reference to a beloved meme.

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7.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #35

Dec 4, 2019

Doctor Doom looks more menacing than ever and Spider-Man is in over his head as Nick Spencer continues to develop the first stages of Marvel 2099.

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8
Avengers (2018) #33

May 27, 2020

Jason Aaron and the art team combine to make Moon Knight an unstoppable adversary for the Avengers.

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7.8
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1

Sep 17, 2019

Jim Zub and the art team start Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda with a strong first issue that establishes the team and offers a hint of what's to come.

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7.8
Chainsaw Reindeer #1

Sep 10, 2019

Chainsaw Reindeer #1 won't blow you away with a profound story but it's still a lot of fun.

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8.8
Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

Jul 14, 2020

Death Metal #2 continues the electric start to DC's latest major event, and it leaves the reader feeling optimistic about the series.

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8.6
Dark Nights: Death Metal #3

Aug 11, 2020

The dynamic pairing of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continues to please, as they team up to create a masterful story.

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8.2
DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #1

Jul 7, 2020

Tom Taylor's new zombie story exceeds its genre by offering tender moments and gutting, understated terror.

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8
Empyre #1

Jul 15, 2020

Empyre begins in solid, unspectacular fashion.

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7.8
Empyre #2

Jul 22, 2020

Slott's script is technically sound, but several marvelous images can't save this issue from its boring flashbacks.

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8.2
Empyre #3

Jul 29, 2020

Empyre still hasn't quite lived up to the hype, but a strong script from Slott and impressive art makes the latest issue a success.

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8.2
Empyre #5

Aug 11, 2020

Empyre #5 won't blow you away, but Ewing's solid script continues the series' pattern of consistently rich storytelling.

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8.2
Empyre: Captain America #1

Jul 28, 2020

Phillip Kennedy Johnson's script and the art team's patriotic images perfectly complement each other in a strong first issue.

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6.8
Event Leviathan #1

Jun 12, 2019

Event Leviathan #1 fails to build on the momentum of the Leviathan Rising one-shot. Instead, it simply spins its wheels; Bendis doesn't offer many new nuggets of information in the story. The event may be a slow-burn mystery but, with such a dull first issue, Bendis may have already smothered the flame of the fans' intrigue.

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7.8
Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #1

Feb 25, 2020

Landy offers fresh twists on the classic buddy cop dynamic and packs genuine emotion into this action thriller.

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7
Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #2

Mar 25, 2020

Landy's second character-driven installment is enjoyable but it doesn't quite kick the mystery into high gear.

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7.6
Fantastic Four (2018) #10

May 30, 2019

A balance between a traditional Fantastic Four story and a typical event tie-in; this issue focuses on Franklin Richards, who's now a stereotypical teenager.

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7.6
Fantastic Four (2018) #11

Jun 26, 2019

Under Dan Slott, Fantastic Four continues to focus on the family. The latest issue is no different; the heroes have to overcome a driving test and Franklin remains a stagnant character. The art team makes the most of the script by complementing its sci-fi elements.

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7
Fearless (2019) #1

Jul 23, 2019

The promising idea behind Fearless #1 can't save it from lackluster content inside the comic itself.

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6.8
Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

Feb 12, 2020

This story has potential and Conner's art is generally fun to look at, but it flaunts the comic's R-rating.

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7.6
Invaders (2019) #7

Jul 17, 2019

Invaders #7 succeeds as a throwback to Civil War but falls somewhat short as the beginning of a new story.

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7.8
Justice League (2018) #25

Jun 5, 2019

With Justice League #25, writer James Tynion IV delivers a riveting prologue to "Year of the Villain," DC's upcoming company-wide event. By the end of the issue, the reader will be left begging for the official introduction to the expansive crossover.

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8.2
Loki (2019) #1

Jul 16, 2019

Loki #1 successfully captures the heart of Loki and sets up a promising future for the series.

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7.6
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #1

Oct 29, 2019

Between a compelling mystery and art that's ripped right from a horror movie, Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #1 is the total package.

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8.2
Midnight Vista #1

Sep 2, 2019

Thanks to some unexpected twists and stunning art, Midnight Vista #1 is a successful beginning to a new alien abduction story.

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7.6
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #7

Jun 19, 2019

Miles Morales: Spider-Man features a solid Spider story but the contrasting art styles make it a jarring reading experience.

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8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #17

Jun 10, 2020

Saladin Ahmed and the art team remind us what Spider-Man is all about.

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8.6
Outlawed (2020) #1

Mar 17, 2020

The art team perfectly complements Ewing's powerful script and Outlawed #1 makes it impossible not to tune in for more.

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7.6
Ruins Of Ravencroft: Dracula #1

Jan 22, 2020

Ruins of Ravencrofr: Dracula #1 pays tribute to classic horror movies and brings the Count to life.

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8
Ruins Of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

Jan 15, 2020

Frank Tieri and the art team combine to deliver a fun horror story that strengthens the mystery surrounding Ravencroft.

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8
Shazam! (2018) #12

Jun 2, 2020

This self-contained story may have long-term ramifications for Shazam, and the art strongly complements the story.

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9
Silver Surfer: Black #1

Jun 11, 2019

With Silver Surfer Black #1, Marvel delivers an exceptional introduction to a new miniseries and it also functions fairly well as a standalone issue. The art is consistently a sight to behold and the narration deserves to be reread multiple times for its heartfelt expressiveness.

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8
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #7

Jul 31, 2019

The story, art, coloring and lettering all combine to make THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7 a horrifying thrill ride.

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8
Venom (2018) #16

Jul 9, 2019

Venom #16 is one of the best issues of Cates' run on the series so far and it redefines Brock's relationship with the symbiote.

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8.2
Venom (2018) #25

May 27, 2020

Venom #25 is the perfect book to celebrate the return of comics as we know them. It pays tribute to the character's past and paves the way for his promising future. With Cates at the helm, Venom remains in good hands, and we can't wait see what happens next.

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8
Wolverine (2020) #1

Feb 19, 2020

Percy's script features a heartfelt exploration of Logan's character, and the art team perfectly complements every narrative beat.

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7.8
X-Force (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

X-Force #1 is a deconstructive slow burn but the ending will make you want to stand up and shout.

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7.8
X-Force (2019) #2

Nov 27, 2019

Percy crafts addicting relationships and the art elevates the narrative's tonal shifts, which makes X-Force #2 a must-read comic.

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8.2
Young Justice (2019) #15

Jun 16, 2020

Bendis and Walker reunite the team and advance the DCU's most compelling mystery. The art team complements the story by using lifelike facial expressions and clever foreshadowing.

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