Elizabeth Buck's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 33
8.0Avg. Review Rating

7.6
Abbott: 1973 #1

Feb 4, 2021

Stilted, expository dialogue weigh down what is otherwise a slow burn thriller. Abbott may have defeated Professor Bellcamp, but supernatural evil still lurks in Detroit.

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8.6
Blackhand & Ironhead #1

Sep 21, 2020

If you were looking for a less cynical Watchmen, look no further. David Lopez gives the "why superheroes?" question new life with his young, diverse characters and unique voice.

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8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #16

Aug 9, 2020

Dream a little dream of Buffy. In this continuation of the Ring of Fire arc, it's a dream come true when the Scooby Gang are forced back together by evil.

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8.2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #17

Sep 5, 2020

A fun, well-paced introduction to a favorite TV series character

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9
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #18

Nov 4, 2020

Just when you thought you might have a handle on the direction of the story, the creative team layers in some new twists and questions. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #18 marks a huge turning point for the Scooby Gang.

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8.6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #21

Jan 16, 2021

As if the lives of the Scooby Gang weren't hard enough, there's a new threat in town lurking in the shadows. But this time, the Watcher's Council are on the menu.

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8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #22

Feb 21, 2021

While Wesley and Faith are welcomed into the fold, Anya and Morgan move forward with their shadowy plot against the Watchers. However, Morgan has her doubts.

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7.8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #23

Mar 10, 2021

As Anya and Xander's respective evil plans clash, the Ring of Fire arc moves in an unexpected direction. Buffy and the Scooby Gang must now contend with a potentially greater power than Anya or Xander combined.

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8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #24

Apr 14, 2021

We're closing in on the end of the Ring of Fire arc, and the stakes are high. Willow, struggling to control her new dark powers, may have just inadvertently sent the Scooby Gang into a trap.

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8.2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #25

May 26, 2021

Willow's portal transports the gang to a different dimension complete with a new tone and art style. How will the gang navigate this edgy '90s universe without unintentionally changing the future?

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8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #26

Jun 9, 2021

The weirdness and danger of the multiverse has leaked into Sunnydale. An ever-changing art style and confounding character secrets reflect how things have become just a bit more off-kilter than usual.

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8.6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #27

Jul 15, 2021

A new big bad intimidates Buffy and her friends from the astral plain. He's unlike any enemy they've ever faced.

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8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019): Tea Time #1

Jul 15, 2021

What if Giles were a vampire? This special issue takes some time away from the main story for a wacky and surprisingly emotional interlude.

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6.8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow (2020) #1

Aug 2, 2020

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1 appeals to new readers and seasoned fans. But will it deliver on old expectations while exploring new opportunities?

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7.6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow (2020) #2

Aug 18, 2020

In the trustworthy hands of storytelling masters, Willow #2 guides us through a fairy-tale world toward our and Willow's sense of belonging.

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8.8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow (2020) #3

Sep 9, 2020

Somewhere in the middle of a mysterious commune, Willow begins to uncover the dark underbelly of the town. Willow #3 provides a simultaneously gratifying and teasing midpoint to this limited series.

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8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow (2020) #4

Oct 24, 2020

From the beginning, something has been off about Abhainn, an isolated witch haven. Now that the spell of the place has been broken, Willow has to find a way out with her new ally.

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7.6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow (2020) #5

Nov 20, 2020

Unsatisfying writing gives what has been a fun series a disappointing ending.

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8.6
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1

May 5, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #1 dazzles as much as it depresses. This new limited series confronts us with the poverty and crime present in Night City only hinted at in the previous Cyberpunk series.

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8
Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1

Sep 11, 2020

Whether your keen on cyberpunk science-fiction or not, Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 draws you in with aesthetics and a compelling story.

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8
Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #2

Nov 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #2 will leave you hanging off the cliff, waiting to see who shoots first. Worth it.

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8.2
Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #3

Nov 13, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team might be a slow burn, but the creators really know how to make quiet, subtle moments as intense as the explosive scenes. Nadia and her team aren't out of the woods yet and the client plays by his own rules.

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8
Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #4

Dec 23, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team has effectively used shock and cliffhangers to excite the audience. This final issue provides memorable shocks that'll leave you wishing there were more than four issues.

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7.8
Deadpool (2019): Nerdy 30 #1

Apr 7, 2021

Full of lowbrow gags, innuendo, and the good ole Cable appearance, Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1 has everything you love about Deadpool. It's part retrospective, part showcase"and a whole lotta fun.

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8
Future State (2021): Immortal Wonder Woman #1

Feb 8, 2021

Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman tells two tales of Wonder Women Diana Prince and Nubia. In these fast-paced stories, our heroines come up against two evils threatening Earth.

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8.2
Parenthesis OGN

Mar 10, 2021

Elodie Durand's autobiographical graphic novel gives more than just insight into chronic illness. At once uncomfortable and familiar, Parentheses takes the reader on a complicated emotional journey through illness and recovery.

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8
Shadow Service #2

Oct 13, 2020

However you classify the genre of Shadow Service--noir, supernatural, crime drama--won't change the fact that it's extremely cool.

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7
Spawn: Spawn's Universe #1

Jun 24, 2021

Disappointing writing choices undermine an otherwise exciting introduction to Spawn's expanded universe.

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7.8
Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #1

May 30, 2021

Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of the Jedi #1 is an homage to the original trilogy in every sense. But it's fun, even if it's familiar.

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7.6
Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2

Jul 15, 2021

Luke's journey to Jedi-hood continues in this second installment of Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of A Jedi. Here's where major action happens.

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8.6
Static (2021): Season One #1

Jun 16, 2021

In a time when reboots and relaunches have become the norm, Static is one that doesn't read as cynical. It is full of the creators' love and care for the character, and indirectly comments on America's current social climate. For those reasons and more, I hope this time around Static is here to stay.

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7.2
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights: Metal #1

Jan 5, 2021

With a title like Dark Nights Metal, one can expect an epic tale. But things that are epic in scale and aesthetic sometimes lack in story.

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8
The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1

Apr 30, 2021

Wit and whimsy suffuse every panel of this unlikely team-up comic.

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