Connor Stephens's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Big Comic Page Reviews: 8
7.3Avg. Review Rating

6.0
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1

Nov 1, 2017

But regardless, judging this issue on its own merits leaves it a tad disappointing. Because for all the great character and artistry in this issue, the lacklustre story feels like a fairly flat and basic event for the return of character like Black Lightning! Heres to the next issue, though. And a good TV show! I definitely appreciate all the love Black Lightning is getting here DC, and you should too.

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5.0
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #2

Dec 6, 2017

If that personal side very much appeals to you, then Cold Dead Hands may still be a book to keep reading, with great art to boot. But otherwise, Black Lightning may just be fizzling out.

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8.0
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1

Oct 24, 2017

Hack/Slash Resurrection #1 is however, a purely setup issue. New motives and villains make themselves known, but with little action and a cliff-hanger ending, this issue shows that the story really begins next issue. Issue #1 may feel like an issue #0 and leave long-time fans a little unsatisfied, but the incredible work of Howard, Celor and Russel in this issue, alongside the faith Seeley has in this project, will make sure youll want to be here for when this story real kicks off next issue.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #34

Dec 6, 2017

With a strong setup, Priests distinctive brand of writing and action, and some seriously vibrant art by Woods, theres some real weight to this action-packed issue. However, where Priest and Woods actually take us with this setup, and whether Priest proves he has the voices for our favourite super-team will need to be shown in the upcoming issues to really convince us that is going to be a run to remember.

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9.0
Ninja-K (2017) #1

Nov 22, 2017

All in all though, Ninja-K #1 is a spectacular opening issue. A perfect show of what a great action comic and a great Valiant comic will bring. Non-stop pacing, filled with history, action, intrigue, mystery and mayhem; Ninja-K kicks off a super spy epic to remember, with some of the most stunning art of the year. And for 40 pages of incredible content for $3.99, there is nowhere to go wrong.

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6.0
Optimus Prime #12

Nov 1, 2017

So, to conclude, this is pretty much your classic event aftermath issue. Perfectly serviceable in every way, with some interesting scenes and always-great art by Griffith, but it mostly just reads and feels like legwork. The stuff that gets you from the event to the next bit of actual story that the book wants to tell. But with the set-up now firmly in place, all I can say is – bring on the next part of Barbers incredible tale! See you next month, Prime.

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8.0
Sleepless (2017) #1

Dec 6, 2017

In the end, this issue may feel like a prologue more than an actual beginning. And while that may leave a few feeling unconvinced or concerned about picking up this issue, the flawless character work, world-building and artistry by Vaughn, Luca and Sallah make the tale of Poppy and Cyrenic, a story I cant wait to see blossom into something truly unforgettable.

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9.0
The Gravediggers Union #1

Nov 1, 2017

The Gravediggers Union #1 could easily have become just another by-the-numbers monster-hunting book. While still ostensibly an establishing issue, the world-building and uniqueness of the story being built, Craigs and Cypresss pencils and Guardias colours make this a memorable debut that may just blossom into one of the finest supernatural horror comics to hit the shelves. Plus, how can you possibly go wrong with 40 pages of comics for just $3.99?

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