Connor Boyd's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 30
8.5Avg. Review Rating

7
Batgirls (2021) #13

Dec 13, 2022

With a great dynamic between the two leads and some terrific art, Batgirls #13 continues the series trend of being an enjoyable ride, with just a few minor bumps in the road.

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9.5
Batgirls (2021) #14

Jan 17, 2023

'Batgirls' #14 is a masterclass in all that comics can be and a testament that sometimes less is more.

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9
Batman (2016) #132

Feb 7, 2023

Strong action, good character moments, and lots of tension make you feel like Bruce is in real danger. Batman #132 is yet another strong issue from Zdarsky, Hawthorne, Morey, and Di Benedetto.

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6.5
Batman (2016) #137

Sep 5, 2023

Batman #137 is another solid addition to Zdarsky's run on the series. While it doesn't further much of The Gotham War plot, it does continue to build the crumbling psyche of Batman while being great to look at while doing it.

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7
Batman / Catwoman: The Gotham War (2023): Battle Lines #1

Aug 29, 2023

A solid, if not overly exciting, opening to The Gotham War. It covers some familiar territory and character beats while setting up what could be an intriguing story arc.

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8.5
Batman / Santa Claus: Silent Knight (2023) #1

Dec 5, 2023

Like a holiday special of your favorite show, Batman/Santa Claus: Silent Knight #1 is a charming read sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

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9
Batman and Robin (2023) #1

Sep 12, 2023

Batman and Robin rushes out of the starting blocks looking like they've been running for years. Terrific artwork, strong lettering, and an emotional core likely to resonate with readers makes this issue #1 a must read.

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9
Batman: Beyond the White Knight #7

Dec 27, 2022

Batman: Beyond the White Knight #7 doesn't miss a beat, giving us some good character moments and bringing together the series threads in an exciting way, all setting the stage for the final issue.

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9
Batman: Beyond the White Knight #8

Feb 14, 2023

An exciting, bombastic, and emotionally anchored finale makes Batman Beyond the White Knight #8 another fun hit for the Murphyverse.

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7.5
Batman: One Bad Day (2022): Bane #1

Jan 17, 2023

'Batman: One Bad Day: Bane' #1 is one of the stronger additions to the One Bad Day series. However, some rushed story keeps holds it back from being a truly great standalone.

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9
Black Cloak (2022) #4

Apr 12, 2023

Black Cloak #4 continues to further the mystery around the death of Freyal, while also furthering Phaedra's backstory. The creative team continues to bring life to Kiros and the characters inhabiting the busy city.

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6.5
Catwoman (2018) #57

Sep 19, 2023

Catwoman #57 is another solid, if a bit of a mixed bag, addition to the Gotham War saga.

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9
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #10

Mar 28, 2023

Dark Knights of Steel #10 gives readers a chance to see the harsh consequences of war after the battle in issue #9, without loosing the excitement of seeing Superman in a high fantasy setting. It continues the series history of being a well written, well drawn, well coloured, and well lettered series, and just a ton of fun.

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7
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #11

Jun 6, 2023

Dark Knights of Steel #11 is a good wrap up of several character arcs and filled with great art as it sets up the final issue. However, it is bogged down by slow pacing and delays, with villains who feel like less of a threat and more of a nuisance.

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6
DC Mech (2022) #5

Nov 22, 2022

Full of fun mecha robot action, but lacking the substance outside of the machines, DC: Mech continues to be style over substance.

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8
Detective Comics (2016) #1068

Jan 24, 2023

While pacing might be slow at time, Ram V continues to write a compelling narrative Detective Comics, full of big drama, dark enemies, and interesting questions. With a talented artistic team, issue #1068 is a strong addition to the operatic Gotham Nocturne arc.

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10
Falling in Love On the Path to Hell (2024) #1

Jun 5, 2024

Falling in Love on the Path to Hell #1 is everything a debut issue can hope to be. Compelling leads, a fully realized world and beautiful to look.

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9
Gotham City: Year One (2022) #3

Dec 6, 2022

Gotham City: Year One#3 continues to be a well-written and beautifully drawn story that embraces the pulp of the noir genre. Bringing in some interesting character developments and backstory, with an end reveal that propels the story in an exciting new direction, issue #3 might be the best one yet.

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8.5
Hawkgirl (2023) #1

Jul 18, 2023

Hawkgirl #1 lets Kendra spread her wings and soar in an intriguing and exciting first issue that sets the stage for a new chapter with new and old friends.

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9
Inferno Girl: Red #1

Jan 25, 2023

With terrific art, refreshing characters, an intriguing mystery, and great action, Inferno Girl Red is a knockout debut for the latest addition to the Massive-Verse.

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10
No / One (2023) #2

May 17, 2023

No/One continues from its debut issue in standout form, giving readers compelling characters caught up in a whirlwind crime-thriller mystery, with just a dash of super heroics. No/One might just be one of the best books on shelves today.

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8.5
Radiant Black #23

Apr 12, 2023

An action packed issue helps set the stage, and stakes, for the upcoming Catalyst War. Plus, we get to see just how much power Marshall and Nathan are packing as they go toe-to-toe with giant robots in some terrifically choreographed fights, making for a fun issue.

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8.5
Radiant Black #27

Dec 13, 2023

Radiant Black 27 & 27.5 are massive, exciting story that never loses focus on its characters or their choices, continuing to prove it is a must read for any comic book reader

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8.5
Radiant Black #28

Feb 27, 2024

Radiant Black #28 and #28.5 live up to the creators' promise of grand-scale storytelling. While at times it can be hard to keep everything straight for the reader, between the new and exciting lore to the fracturing timelines, this doesn't dampen the experience. With stellar artwork and a human-centered story at its core exploring decisions and consequences amidst cosmic war, Radiant Black #28 and #28.5 are more great installments in the series.

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9
Something Epic (2023) #1

May 10, 2023

Something Epic is a beautiful drawn story about the power of imagination. It will surely connect with any reader who has ever tried to escape into a book, comics, movie, or any other world beyond the one in front of our eyes.

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9
Starsigns (2023) #1

May 3, 2023

Starsigns opens the door to a brand new world full of mysterious powers, compelling character, and beautiful art.

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9
The Forged (2023) #7

Apr 24, 2024

A new adventure begins in Forged #7, another fun entry into the series which expands and deepens the world around Victory and her team.

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9
The Penguin (2023) #1

Aug 22, 2023

The Penguin #1 brings the villain into the spotlight in an engaging, creative, beautiful opening issue of what is sure to be an exciting crime thriller.

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8
Void Rivals (2023) #2

Jul 19, 2023

Void Rivals #2 keeps the story centred on Darak and Solila, exploring their own worlds further and the possible ties to the larger universe, creating a slightly slower, but nonetheless engaging second issue.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #800

Jun 20, 2023

Wonder Woman #800 is a truly beautiful end to such a terrific run. With stunning art from dozens of creators, the team reminds the readers of the character's importance by letting Diana see herself through the eyes of her friends.

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