Connor Willesden's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 68
8.7Avg. Review Rating

9.0
Action Comics (2016) #988

Sep 27, 2017

An insight into the background of Mister Oz after the reveal gives some necessary motive behind one of Rebirth's most behind the scenes villains.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #989

Oct 11, 2017

"Oz Effect" part 3 brings the pieces of Mr. Oz's plan closer without fully showing what it is.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #990

Oct 25, 2017

As a fantastic continuation of the Oz Effect, Action Comics #990 captures the essence of Superman spectacularly.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #991

Nov 8, 2017

With emotional moments throughout the issue, Action Comics #991 ends the Oz Effect storyline on a high note.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #992

Nov 22, 2017

This issue felt rather lackluster and would have worked better as part of an issue of the last arc.

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4.0
Aquaman (2016) #34

Mar 21, 2018

Very much a filler issue with okay writing and art that isn't very good.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #36

May 16, 2018

Its a very good issue but with a lot of decompression.

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9.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1

Jun 6, 2018

A fun story with quite a few references and great artwork!

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9.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Robin vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1

May 30, 2018

A fun story with some great artwork.

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7.5
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood vs. Anarky #1

Jun 20, 2018

Theres some super questionable decisions when it comes to Anarky but the high point of this issue is Javier Fernandez's art.

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7.5
Batman: The Devastator #1

Nov 1, 2017

Batman: The Devastator has some really great art and some good writing that is held back by overuse of captions.

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9.5
Batman: The Drowned #1

Oct 18, 2017

Batman: The Drowned succeeds in what it sets out to do: give a backstory and personality to a female Batman who has the powers of Aquaman and Mera.

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9.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #1

Mar 22, 2018

Cave Carson continues to be fun silver age weirdness with great art to match!

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9.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #2

Apr 18, 2018

A fun issue with some great humour and stunning art as usual.

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10
DC Nation (2018) #0

May 2, 2018

Every story in this book is great and is the creative teams bringing their A game.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #24

Oct 4, 2017

Christopher Priest continues to write an ongoing story about a once mercenary turned hero leading a team of teenagers with the feel of a television show with spectacular writing.

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10
Deathstroke (2016) #25

Oct 31, 2017

Deathstroke 25 tackles the question of what evil really is incredibly well. With stellar art and writing, it continues to be one of the best series being published in comics.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #27

Jan 5, 2018

As usual, Christopher Priest writes an amazing, well-crafted story with amazing art by Diogenes Neves.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #28

Feb 9, 2018

Christopher Priest continues to write one of the best books currently out there which is complemented greatly by its art style.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #30

Apr 5, 2018

A well crafted issue that plays against the expectations that the preview says with great art.

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7.0
Deathstroke (2016) #31

May 3, 2018

The characterization of Batman and Robin in this issue was massively off, but otherwise it's a good issue.

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9.5
Doom Patrol (2016) #9

Nov 22, 2017

Doom Patrol #9 is the perfect blend of weird and meta-textual without being self indulgent.

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9.5
Doom Patrol (2016) #10

Jan 27, 2018

The weird and the wonderful kick into high gear in this issue and there is no other way it should be.

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9.0
Doom Patrol (2016) #11

Apr 26, 2018

A very delayed but very good issue with brilliant writing and art. However you might as well just wait for the trade due to the delays.

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8.0
Eternity #1

Oct 24, 2017

Eternity is a good jumping on point for new readers, however it makes more sense with a little back reading into the character of Divinity.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #31

Sep 27, 2017

An interesting end to the introduction of a new villain that changes the status quo of the book for a while.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #32

Oct 11, 2017

The Flash #32 sets up a new status quo for the book for the time being. It brings back old characters and some newer characters and is a great step for the book overall.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #33

Oct 25, 2017

With brilliant art by Howard Porter and a great story by Joshua Williamson, The Flash #33 delivers an opening to the "Bats Out of Hell" arc with both visuals and writing that continue to make Metal one of DC's best events.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #34

Nov 8, 2017

A good issue that removes some long overdue problems with the book, and in doing so, returns earlier plots to the forefront.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #37

Dec 27, 2017

A good story that adds an interesting new dynamic to the Flash mythos with art that both succeeds and falters.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #38

Jan 10, 2018

Joshua Williamson writes a great story as usual and does a great job setting up for the annual and the arc leading up to Flash War and is complimented by Scott Kolins on art.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #39

Jan 26, 2018

A fantastic issue in both story and art -- perfect for the 700th issue of The Flash.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #40

Feb 14, 2018

An amazing issue that provides meta commentary on the state of Barry Allen while setting a road ahead to Flash War.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #41

Feb 28, 2018

The Flash #41 continues an intriguing storyline of a man who has lost his defining trait and his dark path to try and regain it.

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6.0
Flash (2016) #42

Mar 14, 2018

Williamson writes an amazing Wally in this issue who contrasts with an awful Barry, which is a shame.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #43

Mar 29, 2018

A much better issue than last writing wise and Di Giandomenicos art is great with Plascencias colours this week.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #44

Apr 13, 2018

The writing of the issue is fine, with emotional beats. However, the art and colors are what makes it stand out.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #45

Apr 25, 2018

The Flash #45's second half is as great as the Annual with brilliant art by Christian Duce and colors by Luis Guerrero. The first half is pretty good, as well, but it serves mostly as setup for the future and a wrap-up of the previous arc.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #46

May 9, 2018

A very good issue reintroducing Hunter with the character's designer on art.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #47

May 24, 2018

A solid start to the event with great artwork!

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9.0
Flash (2016) #48

Jun 14, 2018

A fun little issue that continues the plot of Flash War with fantastic art by Howard Porter.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #49

Jun 27, 2018

The artwork by Howard Porter is fantastic as usual. Williamson's writing in the first three quarters is great, however the new forces leave me worried and concerned.

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10
Flash (2016) Annual #1

Jan 31, 2018

Flash Annual #1 sets up Flash War extremely well and is some of Joshua Williamson's best work on the title yet.

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9.5
Gideon Falls #1

Feb 26, 2018

A slow starting issue with intriguing writing and fantastic art by the great team of Lemire and Sorrentino.

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5.5
Gotham City Garage #1

Oct 11, 2017

Overall, Gotham City Garage is a series with as much potential as DC Bombshells has, however the art style holds it back from being as good as it could be.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #32

Oct 4, 2017

Fighting through the finale of Gotham Resistance, Green Arrow doesn't disappoint.

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8.5
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1

Oct 24, 2017

Hack/Slash: Resurrection is a great opener to the newest installment in the franchise and is perfect for new readers and older ones alike.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32

Nov 8, 2017

A good third act to the Bats Out of Hell crossover with great art, Venditti writes a compelling Hal Jordan.

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9.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #45

Jul 4, 2018

An incredibly fun issue that serves as a good jumping on point!

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #32

Nov 1, 2017

Robert Venditti writes a solid second issue that shows interaction between the Justice League and their dark mirrors incredibly well. The only problem is it feels decompressed throughout the issue.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #33

Nov 15, 2017

With areas of decompression, Justice league manages to delve into Cyborgs subconscious and hopefully make him into a greater asset for the Justice League.

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9.5
Justice League (2016) #34

Dec 6, 2017

Justice League has a very Deathstroke vibe from Christopher Priest who now writes both. It sets out with one goal for the issue and executes it perfectly.

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9.0
Milk Wars: Shade The Changing Girl/Wonder Woman #1

Feb 14, 2018

Shade/Wonder Woman is a great story that addresses traditional gender roles of women while also saying that they aren't a good thing.

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9.5
Milk Wars: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1

Feb 21, 2018

Continuing the perfect trend of weird and wonderful, Cave Carson/Swamp Thing has great art and writing and is one of the best issues of Milk Wars!

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9.5
Milk Wars: Mother Panic/Batman Special #1

Feb 8, 2018

A fun, absurd story that continues the strangeness of Milk Wars.

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10
Milk Wars: Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1

Feb 28, 2018

A fantastic issue from a fantastic event. One of the best events done in recent times with no forced tie-ins from other books.

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9.5
Milk Wars: JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1

Jan 31, 2018

A fantastic first issue filled with weird and wonderful content. Brilliant writing and fantastic art make this a must read!

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9.0
New Superman #20

Feb 16, 2018

New Super-man and the JLC #20 is a solid new opening to the retitled book that makes me excited for whats coming next.

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10
Plastic Man (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

A great comedy/crime book written really well by Gail Simone with fantastic art by Adriana Melo.

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9.0
Ragman #1

Oct 11, 2017

Ragman superbly sets up the miniseries with stunning art from Miranda and great writing from Fawkes and pushes forward into DCs mystical section.

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9.5
Super Sons Annual #1

Nov 29, 2017

Tomasi does great setting up the relationship between the Super Pets using minimal dialogue which is backed up by the fantastic art by Pelletier.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #33

Oct 18, 2017

The issue has some really great moments and a good opener to the arc, however the inclusion of Jon into the story is one that so far may or may not be needed.

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9.5
Thanos (2016) #17

Mar 21, 2018

Donny Cates swings for the fences with Thanos this week and hits it so far out of the park that it lands in a park three cities over with help from Geoff Shaw's amazing visuals.

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9.5
The Terrifics #2

Mar 28, 2018

It's an incredibly fun issue that sets up a lot more of the series and builds a great dynamic with the rest of the team.

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9.5
The Terrifics #3

Apr 25, 2018

The Terrifics continues to be fantastic and one of my favorite series at DC. The artwork was a shift from Reis and wouldnt be what I'd say fits the book, but it's not bad.

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9.5
The Terrifics #4

May 23, 2018

Shaner's debut issue on the title is amazing and his artwork is beyond fantastic. Shaner and Lemire mesh incredibly well!

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9.5
The Terrifics #5

Jun 27, 2018

An absolutely great issue with great writing by Jeff Lemire and amazing artwork by Evan Shaner.

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3.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #44

Apr 11, 2018

The artwork of this issue and the variant cover by Frisson are the only saving graces of this issue. Robinson's writing is absolutely trash.

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