Damien Becton's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Bastards Reviews: 20
7.5Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. Joker #1

Jun 27, 2018

In short, this book is extremely well done. It ties directly into the previous two issues of Tom King's Batman, and sort of enhances the story. Seeley does an excellent job finding the characters voices and their interactions are great. The predictability is an issue, but I can imagine that Seeley's hands were tied and definitely makes the most out of the cards that he was dealt. This book is definitely worthwhile if you have an extra $4 to spend!

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10
Bone Parish #1

Jul 25, 2018

Overall, this book is an incredible way to kickstart this story. Cullen Bunn is able to effectively introduce and establish the characters as well as the effects of the drug. The art is just as engaging as the Jonas Scharf and Cullen Bunn are able to work masterfully with each other to tell an incredibly engrossing first entry to this story. After this first issue, I have all the confidence in the world in this book and this creative team.

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8.0
Clankillers #1

May 30, 2018

With Clan Killers, the publishers have another base hit. Issue #1 of the book is definitely worth your time.

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8.0
Cyko KO! #1

Jul 18, 2018

Cyko-KO is what you get when you mix Deadpool, the 60's Batman television show, and The Brady Bunch. This book does not pretend to be anything that it isn't . It knows exactly what it is trying to be: an over-the-top, kid-friendly, goofy, all-ages comedic superhero book. Just look at the cover and you will know what you are in for. If you are down for a colorful comic that doesn't take itself seriously at all (and with a wallet-friendly price tag), Cyko-KO might be the perfect book for you.

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8.0
Death or Glory #2

Jun 6, 2018

Overall, the Death or Glory #2 is an extremely enjoyable book if you are into the weird, out-there stuff Remender is known for. Remender is able to take the story to even weirder heights, without sacrificing character moments or scenes that will get you invested into the characters. Bengal is masterful with the art one again, pencilling scenes that conveys pain and fear effectively. This definitely worth the $3.99.

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10
Death or Glory #3

Jul 4, 2018

Death or Glory #3 is very easily the best issue in an already good comic book. Remender effectively provides Glory with character development without sacrificing the thrills and action. Bengal also provides the art that is necessary to tell such an engaging and exhilarating story. With the third issue of this book, Remender and Bengal have gone from producing a good book to a great one.

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6.0
Delta 13 #1

May 23, 2018

With that being said, this is not a terrible book by any means. In this case, the book is more "forgettable" than anything, and I think that allowing time for the book and the writer to stretch their legs, get comfortable, and flesh out the characters a bit more, I think that this may be an enjoyable book. Regarding Delta 13, I am on board" for now.

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8.0
Hawkman (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

Overall, this is a pretty good book. If you are able to muscle through the first couple of pages, then you are definitely in for a treat. Bryan Hitch does an amazing job with the art on the book, especially when provided with the opportunity to create large action pieces and images of booming destruction.

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6.0
Her Infernal Descent #3

Jun 27, 2018

Overall, the book is solid entry into the young series, so far. Not much progress is made into Lynn's journey - she's basically no closer to achieving her goal than she was at the beginning of the issue. Fortunately, it is Lynn herself that makes the book worth the read. However, if you don't know much about art history or pop art, you might find yourself a little dumbfounded during the read, which, unfortunately, is extremely off-putting. If you are on board with the book, you'll probably stick around. Me? I'll be around for the next issue.

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8.0
It Came Out On A Wednesday #1

Jun 13, 2018

Alterna Comics' inaugural issue of It Came Out On A Wednesday is definitely worth your time. You get to witness creative stories and characters from up-and-coming creators that you probably wouldn't get to see otherwise. While most books nowadays are four dollars for twenty-something pages, this anthology book provides us with almost double that for half of the price. If you have some extra change in your car cup holder, get this book. If not, get this book anyway - plenty of bang for your two bucks.

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6.0
Jeepers Creepers #2

May 30, 2018

If everyone in the world was a Jeepers Creepers fan, I would guarantee that this would be a must-read. However, I cannot fully recommend a book that is mostly set-up with only decent art. Again, if you liked the movies, pick it up. If not, give it a shot at your own risk.

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6.0
Jeepers Creepers #3

Jul 4, 2018

Overall, the book suffers from the repetition and monotony of the previous two issues. It feels like Andreyko is trying to push out a few more issues before finally getting to the REALLY good stuff - the stuff that we are truly hungry for The Creeper. It's not a bad book, by any means, especially if you liked the movies. But I anticipate even fans of the films might soon be feeling fed up with the constant spinning tires of this narrative without any significant progression forward.

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8.0
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1

Jun 20, 2018

If you like the show and have room on your pull for this book, pick it up.

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8.0
Shadowman (2018) #3

May 23, 2018

If you are into the Valiant Entertainment universe, Shadowman should definitely be on your pull list. If you are looking for some superhero action outside of the usual Marvel and DC options, Valiant's Shadowman would be a great option for you to consider.

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8.0
Shadowman (2018) #4

Jun 20, 2018

Shadowman #4 is another great entry into this run of the character. Andy Diggle continues to do an excellent job telling a great paced story with cool action beats that doesn't sacrifice characterization and development. With the great art, pencils, and colors bringing the script to life (regardless of the sudden and noticeable shift of artists), I think it's safe to say that this book deserves a spot on your pull-list if it isn't. Keep the good stuff coming, Shadowman team.

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4.0
Superman (2016): Special #1

May 16, 2018

While Superman Special #1 has some good things going for it, mostly the awesome artists carrying the issue, it definitely is not worth the $4.99 price tag. Perhaps if the main story was cut a little shorter, and the two featured stories got a little more time to be fleshed out, this book would have fared better. Instead, we got a relatively expensive book that would serve better as a calendar with some awesome pictures. I cannot recommend this book at this price, even with the increased page number.

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8.0
Superman (2018) #1

Jul 11, 2018

Overall, the book is a triumph and a welcome addition to the Bendis and Superman catalog. I think that Bendis will be able to hit all the right notes by not making Superman too deep and grim while avoiding the super-campy stuff. He has a track record of creating some fun stuff. Hopefully he can keep this up because if this first issue is any sign of what is on the horizon, then we are in for a fun ride.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82

May 16, 2018

Overall, the books flaws are only minor ones. The hilarious character moments that take Tom Waltz, Bob Curnow, and Kevin Eastman are able to produce are definite highlights. Dave Wachter also is able to supply the pencils to help realize the script and those funny scenes. If you're able to get past a few conflicting shifts in tone, then you will definitely enjoy the hell out of this book.

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6.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #83

Jun 6, 2018

Overall, although this issue takes a minor step back from the previous installment, it is still a solid entry.

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8.0
Vengeance, Nevada #1

Jul 18, 2018

Overall, even though this issue raises a bunch of questions (as expected in a number one) and there is a lot of stuff going on, I had a good time reading this book. Mendelson does a great job establishing characters as well as utilizing some great action scenes. Perhaps what is most enticing about this book is that the book is only $1 on Comixology. With such a cheap price tag for an engaging debut issue, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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