Dan Spinelli's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 27
8.8Avg. Review Rating

8
Batman/Catwoman (2020) #4

Mar 30, 2021

This twelve-issue wrap-up to Tom King's long 'Batman' run is as engrossing and flawed as his monthly issues. But the three-timeline structure lends itself to some pacing problems.

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9
Batman/Superman (2019) #16

Mar 23, 2021

Gene Luen Yang's debut issue is a marvelous tour of the Golden Age with spectacular art from Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, and Sabine Rich.

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8
Batman/Superman (2019) #17

Apr 27, 2021

We have all read a few too many comics about comics at this point for the approach to seem novel, but Yang seems more interested instoriesand how two of the most iconic fictional characters in history can be molded to tell a good one. It's still too early in his run to know where he plans to take that idea, but I'll be excited to find out.

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9
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #1

Mar 29, 2021

Daniel Warren Johnson spins another tale of gods and monsters. What more could you want?

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8.5
Catwoman (2018) #29

Mar 16, 2021

Superstar writer Ram V and stellar art from Fernando Blanco and Jordie Bellaire make this book a stirring addition to the new Gotham status quo.

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8
Catwoman (2018) #30

Apr 20, 2021

Ram V drops Selina Kyle into a shadowy, neo-noir world as Fernando Blanco and Jordie Bellaire help create one of the best looks at Gotham you'll find on the stands.

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9.5
Children of the Atom (2021) #1

Mar 9, 2021

Writer Vita Ayala and artist Bernard Chang bring this latest batch of young mutants to life with humor and the soap operatics the X-Men are known for. I couldn't put this issue down.

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9
Chris Claremont Anniversary Special (2021) #1

Jan 13, 2021

It's no Dark Phoenix Saga, but Chris Claremont's anniversary special is a lovely retrospective on his Marvel career, as seen through the eyes of Danielle Moonstar.

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9
DC: Love Is A Battlefield (2021) #1

Feb 9, 2021

Not every story works, but when the stakes are this low, it's hard not to smile at DC's heroes finding love"whatever that means to them.

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9
Detective Comics (2016) #1034

Mar 23, 2021

Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora's first issue of 'Detective Comics' is a delightful romp through Gotham's corridors of power.

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8.5
Future State (2021): The Next Batman #1

Jan 5, 2021

Nick Derington on art. John Ridley on the script. Sixty-four pages of comics. What else could you ask for?

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9.5
Future State (2021): The Next Batman #2

Jan 19, 2021

John Ridley's much-anticipated Batman tale comes into focus as Tim Fox considers what it takes to be a hero in dystopian Gotham.

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9
Future State (2021): Dark Detective #2

Jan 26, 2021

Bruce Wayne is in full detective mode as he uncovers the mysteries of the Magistrate. A sterling creative team, anchored by Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora, and Jordie Bellaire, makes this one of Future State's best-looking books.

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8
Future State (2021): The Next Batman #3

Feb 2, 2021

With only one issue left of this series, so much about Jace Fox remains unclear. The one thing that's very clear: the art in this book is dynamite.

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9.5
Future State (2021): Dark Detective #3

Feb 9, 2021

Writer Mariko Tamaki, artist Dan Mora, and colorist Jordie Bellaire are perfectly in sync on what kind of story they want to tell and what visual language they need to express it.

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9.5
Future State (2021): Dark Detective #4

Feb 23, 2021

As a self-contained story about Bruce Wayne and the roots of Gotham's corruption, "Dark Detective" is brilliant. As a prologue to Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora's "Detective Comics" run, it's even better.

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9
Future State (2021): The Next Batman #4

Feb 16, 2021

It's "Closing Time" in Gotham as The Next Batman, Batgirls, and Gotham City Sirens all reach their conclusion.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #10

Jan 6, 2021

Not even an awkwardly-timed tie-in with the King in Black crossover can halt this book's momentum. Al Ewing and Juann Cabal are firing on all cylinders.

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9
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #13

Apr 12, 2021

Al Ewing and new series artist Juan Frigeri set the Guardians of the Galaxy up for an exciting new status quo. And, that's all before [redacted] shows up!

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9
Heroes Reborn (2021) #1

May 3, 2021

Writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness team up for a delightful action fest that finds new heroes defending the United States while a certain skeptical vampire lurks in the shadows, looking to uncover the mysteries of this new universe.

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8
Seven Secrets #6

Jan 12, 2021

Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo's characters have been churning through plot at at a lightning-quick pace. Things go sideways in this issue"and the rest of the series could depend on how the characters respond.

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8.5
The Joker (2021) #2

Apr 13, 2021

The best part about "The Joker" is that it's not about the Joker. It's a horror book starring Jim Gordon"and things are only getting scarier.

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9
The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1

Apr 21, 2021

Writer Ram V and artist Filipe Andrade's magisterial debut issue is as fun to read as it is to think about.

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8
Thor (2020) #13

Mar 17, 2021

Like most Donny Cates comics, Thor is an absolute blast to read with a visual feast on every page. But is this a comic that's exactly trying to say something about Thor as a character"and should that even matter?

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9.5
We Only Find Them When They're Dead #4

Dec 16, 2020

This space adventure is turning into a chamber piece"with floating celestial gods.

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9
We Only Find Them When They're Dead #5

Jan 26, 2021

A book about floating space gods knows when to go big. The genius of Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo is to know when to go small and make the character moments shine.

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8.5
X-Force (2019) #16

Jan 20, 2021

Krakoa's black ops team fights a bunch of Lovecraftian ocean monsters, but the real threat is the guy calling the shots.

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