Dan Hill's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics Bulletin Reviews: 16
7.6Avg. Review Rating

6
Air #4

Nov 24, 2008

Final word: Another solid issue. However, some pacing issues are making it hard to keep up and follow.

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8
Captain America (2004) #43

Oct 28, 2008

Final word: Overall this was a good solid issue with a nice mix of action and characterisation which also serves as an excellent jumping on point for newcomers.

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7
Dead of Night: Werewolf By Night #1

Jan 6, 2009

Final word: A solid, gore soaked, horror from the MAX imprint. A passion for the genre shines through.

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8
Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil #1

Jan 20, 2009

A quirky and humorous take on some of Spider-Man's rogues gallery. A tale that's a great read for fans of any age.

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8
Dr. Doom and the Masters of Evil #2

Feb 24, 2009

In the end though Tobin's enthusiasm wins through. The book has an "old school" charm to it that is infectious, melded with some great humour. Chalk another one up for Victor Von Doom!

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6
Fantastic Force #1

Apr 21, 2009

This is a solid first issue with a lot of potential, not only for the Fantastic Force themselves but Ahearne and Kurth whose style is suitably reminiscent of Bryan Hitch's. A good first effort for the T.V writer.

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8
G.I. Joe: Cobra #4

Jun 15, 2009

Overall this is a series which, to me at least, has been something of a sleeper hit that came totally out of left field. Gage and Fuso have produced an intelligent, mature treatment of the material and this is a great capstone to the series as a whole. Espionage comics of the highest order.

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7
Guerillas #2

Nov 13, 2008

Final word: A solid issue, and a good mix of drama, action and humor. But how long can he keep it all going?

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8
Punisher: Frank Castle #67

Feb 17, 2009

Heidegger, who took Kierkegaard's philosophy further, comes even closer to describing The Punisher: since we can never hope to understand why we're here, if there's even anything to understand, the individual should choose a goal and pursue it wholeheartedly, despite the certainty of death and the meaninglessness of action. That's sure the Punisher as I conceived him: a man who knows he's going to die and who knows in the big picture his actions will count for nothing, but who pursues his course because this is what he has chosen to do.This issue, and the story arc as a whole, sharpens that notion to a fine point. And then stabs you through the eye with it. Overall, this was a great read. Swierczynski gets the balance of violence, black humour and characterization just right. Ennis would be proud.

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7
Punisher: Frank Castle #68

Mar 10, 2009

A solid issue but more of a set up for next month.

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8
Punisher: Frank Castle #69

Apr 7, 2009

Overall, the issue ratchets up the action and suspense nicely culminating in a classic Mexican standoff that looks set to explode (in the literal sense too) in the next issue.

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8
Scalped #23

Nov 24, 2008

Final word: Treads familiar ground but still one of the best comics on the stand.

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10
Scalped #29

Jun 6, 2009

This is an excellent issue of Scalped with every facet of the creative team firing on all cylinders. Whilst the previous few issues have given some great insight into the way some of the other characters tick, this issue gets back on track with a bang with an ending that promises fireworks for the next instalment.

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7
Sub-Mariner 70th Anniversary Special #1

Apr 14, 2009

Whilst this issue's writing won't blow you away, what you are getting is still good value with some gorgeous artwork to behold in all three tales.

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6
Thunderbolts (2006) #130

Mar 17, 2009

A solid issue and an impressive "debut" of sorts for Bong Dazo (his Deadpool is also good, in case you were wondering) but the change in tone, whilst suiting Deadpool, jars when put in the greater context of the issues that have come before.

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10
Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3

Nov 4, 2008

Final word: A prime example of what this book does best. Kinetic action and set pieces crossed with great dialogue and great characters.

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