Corey Patterson's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 72
8.0Avg. Review Rating

8.2
Aquaman (2016) #47

Apr 17, 2019

AQUAMAN #47 is stunning piece of art that wraps up the "Unspoken Water" storyline quite nicely.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #48

May 15, 2019

A deep look into Aquman's history and the best aspects of the hero.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #49

Jun 20, 2019

AQUAMAN #49 delivers on the answers the series promised readers many issues ago. But this reveal was well-worth the wait. We're excited to see what Arthur does with his newly restored memories.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #50

Jul 17, 2019

AQUAMAN #50 integrates the previous storyline seamlessly into this new direction. Arthur Curry returned to the world from the brink of death, but it's clear he's arrived with a new perspective.

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8.2
Aquaman (2016) #51

Aug 21, 2019

DeConnick brilliantly brings back a fan favorite character while speaking to the real world issues of prejudice and self-identity.

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8.2
Ascender #1

Apr 24, 2019

A fantastic sci-fi/fantasy thriller stemming from the acclaimed DESCENDER series.

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8.0
Ascender #2

May 29, 2019

Lemire adds a sense of urgency to the story that gives life to its protagonists, helping them visualize their goals.

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8.0
Ascender #3

Jun 27, 2019

A trip to the past finally reveals the important details of Ellie's disappearance. The parallels between Andy and Mila's past and present make this a great story to read.

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7.8
Ascender #4

Jul 24, 2019

A fast-paced issue detailing Mila and Andy's escape from their home. We also see more of the viciousness Mother is capable of.

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8.2
Ascender #5

Aug 28, 2019

ASCENDER #5 is a fitting conclusion to the "The Haunted Galaxy" arc in this series. With such tumultuous events leaving our protagonists in dire straits, it's anyone's guess at how they will avoid Mother's grasp.

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8.0
Avengers: No Road Home #6

Mar 19, 2019

A thrilling story showing how the disparate worlds of the Avengers and Conan the Barbarian ultimately work well together.

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8.2
Batman Beyond (2016) #29

Feb 27, 2019

BATMAN BEYOND #29 is a fitting conclusion to The Joker's return. It features the best of the Batman/Joker dynamic that keeps readers coming back for more.

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8.2
Battlepug #1

Sep 4, 2019

Norton doesn't pull any punches in this story; the entertaining allusions to our current political climate are right in your face.

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7.6
Black Widow (2019) #2

Feb 20, 2019

BLACK WIDOW #2 is an action-packed story showcasing Natasha's inner rage for the worst of humanity.

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7.8
Books of Magic (2018) #5

Feb 27, 2019

A philosophical reflection on the nature of truth, told through the experiences of a curious young wizard.

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7.8
Books of Magic (2018) #7

Apr 24, 2019

A informative snapshot of the high school experience, set in a fantastical setting once assumed limited to fairy tales.

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7.8
Books of Magic (2018) #8

May 22, 2019

Kat Howard crafts a brilliantly juxtaposes Timothy's personality and the persona imposed on him by Faerie.

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8.0
Books of Magic (2018) #9

Jun 26, 2019

A much-needed look into the character of Ellie, showing how her inner power is on par with the more famous Timothy Hunter.

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8.0
Books of Magic (2018) #10

Jul 24, 2019

A detailed look at the consequences magic bestows upon Timothy "normal" life in London. Readers can relate to his desparate attempts to balance his destiny with the relationships in his life.

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8.0
Books of Magic (2018) #11

Aug 29, 2019

BOOKS OF MAGIC #11 takes a deep look a the toll Timothy's magic adventures have taken in his family life. It's also a story full of reunions, though some are more happy than others.

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8.0
Captain America (2018) #7

Jan 30, 2019

An ideological dive into what makes Steve Rogers Captain America. A story that asks what it means to carry the shield.

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8.0
Critical Role: Vox Machina: Origins II #1

Jul 10, 2019

A fantastic retelling of the Vox Machina campaign from the popular Critical Role web series. The characters come to life through dynamic encounters with the mysterious creatures of their world.

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8.2
Critical Role: Vox Machina: Origins II #2

Aug 14, 2019

A wonderful tale of friendship, loyalty, and determination. The Vox Machina team's pursuit of their wayward friend Grog is nothing short of inspiring.

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8.0
Daredevil (2019) #4

Apr 17, 2019

A deep dive into Daredevil's psyche. The complexity found in his interactions with The Punisher will leave you on the edge of your set.

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8.2
Daredevil (2019) #11

Sep 11, 2019

Chip Zdarsky's writing in this issue captures the heart of Daredevil, highlighting one of his more interesting traits: his willingness to continually question his morality and motives.

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7.0
Dark Ark #15

Mar 13, 2019

The story's intrigue keeps building as Bunn develops this parallel narrative to the traditional Noah's Ark story. It's exciting to see Khalee's character go through these changes, but whether it's for good or ill we shall see.

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7.8
Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #1

Mar 20, 2019

IDW brings the fantastical characters of Dungeons and Dragons to life in this action-packed issue.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #6

Jan 16, 2019

This is a true Fantastic Four adventure comic that showcases the best of each character's personality.

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8.0
Gogor #1

May 1, 2019

GOGOR #1 shows how one develops a new mythology. The issues lays out the traditional hero's journey while injecting intrigue that keeps you from putting it down.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2018) #3

Jan 9, 2019

A cosmic crime drama that simultaneously asks us existential questions about our happiness and purpose in the universe.

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7.8
Green Lantern (2018) #5

Mar 6, 2019

Morrison dives deep into Hal's psyche, using the Blackstar leader Belzebeth as the tool by which it's unraveled.

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8.2
Green Lantern (2018) #6

Apr 3, 2019

A showdown for the ages - Hal Jordan and Adam Strange. This issue takes a serious look at what happens when we lose faith in our protectors.

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8.2
Green Lantern (2018) #7

May 1, 2019

A poetic masterpiece blending sci-fi and fantasy to reveal Hal Jordan's fate after waking up inside his Green Lantern ring.

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8.2
Green Lantern (2018) #8

Jun 5, 2019

Another classic team up between the Green Arrow and the Green Lantern. Their entertaining banter is only matched by the engaging plot.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2018) #9

Jul 3, 2019

An intriguing departure from recent trends in the Green Lantern mythos that remains true to the core of Hal's character.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2018) #10

Aug 7, 2019

THE GREEN LANTERN #10 amasses a multiversal team of the best the Green Lantern Corps. have to offer. The anticipation for the coming battle is unbearable!

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8.2
Green Lantern (2018) #11

Sep 5, 2019

Grant Morrison's writing raises readers' anticipation to new levels in this issue. Watching Hal maneuver his way through an army of his fellow officers, while knowing an unimaginable threat grows closer, allows us to share in the Lantern's desperation.

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7.6
Green Lantern (2018) Annual #1

Jul 31, 2019

A lighthearted story exploring the relationships within Hal Jordan's family. His interactions with Hal Jr. plays with the idea of giving the Green Lantern a sidekick.

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8.0
Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Saturn Returns #1

Aug 21, 2019

Mike Mignola and Scott Allie's writing evokes feelings of intrigue, fear, and betrayal-all of which are the qualities that make up the quintessential Hellboy story.

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7.2
Ice Cream Man #11

Mar 27, 2019

A parody of reality television the unveils the true horror of our world's superficiality.

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8.2
Ice Cream Man #13

Jul 31, 2019

ICE CREAM MAN #13 reaches a new level of creative brilliance through the use of the palindrome. We also unearth an intriguing connection between this and all of the previous issues.

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8.6
Immortal Hulk #13

Feb 6, 2019

A philosophical look at the nature of anger and rage, brilliantly told through a horror story.

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8.0
Immortal Hulk #17

May 15, 2019

THE IMMORTAL HULK #17 brings back an older version of the Hulk and gives him new challenges to move this action-packed series forward.

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8.2
Immortal Hulk #18

May 29, 2019

A gripping tale that shows readers there's a monster hidden inside all of us that's waiting to be unleashed.

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8.0
Immortal Hulk #19

Jun 11, 2019

An action-packed, horror-filled look at the darkest parts of Betty Ross's relationships.

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8.0
Immortal Hulk #21

Jul 17, 2019

A brilliant humanization of one of the stories main antagonists. One actually feels sympathy for the character who's been trying to destroy Bruce Banner.

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8.0
Incursion #1

Feb 20, 2019

A perfect example of building on an older comic mythology while introducing brand new concepts that tie it all together.

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8.0
Incursion #4

May 22, 2019

A thrilling finale to one of the most original stories featuring the Eternal Warrior. It makes readers hunger for more stories in this vein.

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8.6
Justice League (2018) Annual #1

Jan 30, 2019

A cataclysmic, world-altering plot that contains all of the punch from legendary DC stories of the past.

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9.0
Lois Lane (2019) #1

Jul 3, 2019

This is a phenomenal new series bringing much needed light to the DC Universe's best investigative journalist.

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8.8
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #313

Dec 14, 2018

An action-packed finale to the clash between Spider-Man and Morlun.

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8.2
Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1

Dec 19, 2018

An all too relatable story that shrouds us with the darkness of civilization while simultaneously filling us with hope of change.

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8.0
Psi-Lords #1

Jun 19, 2019

An action packed sci-fi that's destined for greatness. Each character is fully realized and identifiable.

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8.0
Rocko's Modern Afterlife #1

Apr 3, 2019

An epic expansion upon the television series with equal amounts of horror and irony.

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8.0
Ronin Island #1

Mar 6, 2019

A BOOM! Studios original story filled with the epic clash of civilizations in a world of samurais.

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7.8
Ronin Island #2

Apr 10, 2019

A story equally full of action and character development. The people of Ronin Island learn what it means to truly care for those outside their group.

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8.0
Ronin Island #3

May 8, 2019

RONIN ISLAND #3 hones in on the growing similarities between General Sato and Hana, showing how they may not be as different as they seem.

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8.0
Ronin Island #4

Jun 6, 2019

A thrilling mystery story for this thrilling samurai themed series. The suspense will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

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8.0
Ronin Island #5

Aug 7, 2019

An intriguing look into the main characters' motives. We begin to learn why they're loyal to their respective parties.

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7.8
Ronin Island #6

Sep 11, 2019

RONIN ISLAND #6 is a philosophical look at what makes a group worth fighting for. Readers will see how Hana, who represents all of us, discerns the difference between an unaccepting, morally depraved empire and her own country that acts the same way while professing to adhere to higher values.

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7.8
Season's Beatings #1

Dec 21, 2018

The first issue of the Seasons Beatings series gives us a fun, Deadpool-inspired holiday story, even though it lacks coherency at times.

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7.6
Shazam! (2018) #2

Jan 23, 2019

An engaging connecting story that dives into the heroes' personalities.

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8.8
Stranger Things #4

Dec 29, 2018

A heart-wrenching conclusion to Will's extended stay in the Upside Down.

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7.6
Superman (2018) #8

Feb 13, 2019

SUPERMAN #8 offers readers a satisfying return for Superboy while holding enough information back to keep them wanting more. It's up to Bendis and team to keep the anticipation high as they reveal more secrets of Jon's travels in the issues to come.

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8.0
Superman (2018) #10

Apr 10, 2019

A thrilling conclusion to Jon's tale of his adventure in space. We find a strength in the House of El and its family bond.

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7.8
Superman (2018) #11

May 15, 2019

A brilliant look at Clark's ability to simultaneously negotiate a peace treaty while teaching his son a valuable lesson in peacekeeping.

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8.0
Superman (2018) #12

Jun 13, 2019

An action-packed story that brings the House of El together, if only for a moment. Their bonding is short-lived after they discover an unsettling truth about their homeworld.

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7.8
Superman (2018) #13

Jul 12, 2019

SUPERMAN #13 takes us into Jor-El's past and gives great context into the patriarch's current jadedness.

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7.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #91

Feb 13, 2019

This is a great character driven story that develops Karai as a character. It also adds in plenty of drama to the Foot Clan.

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8.2
The Batman Who Laughs (2018): The Grim Knight #1

Mar 13, 2019

An incredible story presented in the form of a thought experiment. Batman fans will see what the vigilante would be like if he killed his enemies.

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8.6
Wolverine: The Long Night #1

Jan 2, 2019

WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT is off to a great start with its first issue. The combined elements of mystery and fear give readers the very best of a Wolverine story. If you're a fan of any movie/comic/show featuring Logan, I highly recommend picking up this book.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #76

Aug 14, 2019

A story of returning, showing the incredible relationships between mothers and daughters.

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