Eric Cline's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 68
7.5Avg. Review Rating

8.5
Aquaman (2016) #25

Jun 21, 2017

Aquaman #25 is a strong, beautifully illustrated beginning to a new era for the King of Atlantis.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #26

Jul 19, 2017

This issue is a solid, if largely transitional, chapter in the title's current political drama.

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7.0
Aquaman (2016) #27

Aug 16, 2017

Strong art and an interesting antagonist make this issue enjoyable, but it isn't a must-read.

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6.5
Aquaman (2016) #28

Sep 20, 2017

This issue has a lot of narrative potential, but it suffers from a feeling of inadequate execution. Though the artwork also has some cons, the mostly beautiful visuals prop up an otherwise indistinct story.

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5.5
Archie (2015) #20

May 17, 2017

A predictable ending, inconsistent art, and tonal consistency problems make this an issue to skip unless you're a big Archie fan.

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5.5
Black Panther (2016) #14

May 24, 2017

Aspects of this story have potential, but said potential is squandered by major flaws with both the artwork and the narrative execution.

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8.5
Diablo House #1

Mar 13, 2017

Diablo House #1 is a strong start for the title. The host character and the concept behind the series show great promise, with the potential for a large variety of horror tales yet to come. The writing, line art, and colors all work in tandem with one another to fully realize ideas into well-executed realities. If you're a horror fan, or even just a fan of character-driven dramas, this book is well worth your time.

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7.0
Eleanor and the Egret #1

Mar 17, 2017

The confusing opening scene and wonky art drag the overall experience down a bit, but this is still a promising start to what could become a great series.

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9.0
Elektra (2017) #2

Mar 22, 2017

While it loses some points for a middle that's less coherent than its beginning and end, this is a strong issue.

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9.5
Elektra (2017) #3

Apr 26, 2017

With strong writing and fantastic artwork, Elektra #3 is worth every cent.

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6.5
Elektra (2017) #4

May 24, 2017

Cheesy dialogue and lack of interesting character development prevent this issue from being great. Thankfully, the issue is salvaged by the art team's skilled work.

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7.5
Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #1

Sep 19, 2017

I have some qualms with this issue, but it's still a good time. The art team delivers strong work, and the writing leaves many mysteries open to ponder. This issue is worth a look, though it may not be as affecting if you haven't read the original series.

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6.0
Godshaper #1

Apr 5, 2017

Godshaper #1 features some interesting ideas and decent art that are boggled down by otherwise poor and boring execution.

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8.0
Gumby #1

Jul 3, 2017

This issue has its flaws, but is still a surprising amount of fun. It just goes to show how comic books don't need to be "adult" or "gritty" to be a good time.

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9.5
Iceman (2017) #1

Jun 7, 2017

All my cons with this issue are grasping at straws. Iceman #1 is a strong debut issue where each member of the creative team delivers impressive attention to detail and impactful work.

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8.0
Iceman (2017) #2

Jun 21, 2017

I have some qualms with this issue, but none of them are major. Iceman continues to be a fun read that rings true emotionally.

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7.5
Iceman (2017) #4

Aug 23, 2017

The middle of the issue drags on a bit, but overall Iceman #4 is a fun time with a consistently endearing hero and strong artwork.

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8.5
Iceman (2017) #5

Sep 6, 2017

This issue has some faults, but it's still great. This conversation between Bobby and his parents has been a long time coming, and the creators don't rush through it. Instead, the reader gets to inhabit Bobby's world and feel the story's emotional impact head-on.

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7.5
Justice League of America (2017) #4

Apr 12, 2017

This issue is a good time. The art is great and, though the writing has its flaws, we get some great character moments.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2017) #5

Apr 26, 2017

Though flawed, this issue is a good time. The new villain helps make this series more interesting.

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4.0
Justice League of America (2017) #6

May 10, 2017

Major issues with the art and writing make this issue one to skip unless you're a hardcore JLA completionist.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2017) #7

May 24, 2017

Despite some pretty artwork, this issue fails to stand out as much more than a generic battle-of-the-month.

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9.5
Mech Cadet Yu #1

Jul 31, 2017

This debut issue makes the protagonist endearing and grapples with serious societal boundaries and issues, all while maintaining a constant sense of Saturday morning cartoon fun.

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8.5
Mech Cadet Yu #2

Sep 11, 2017

With bright, fun artwork and multiple emotionally touching moments, this second issue stands out. This isn't just Saturday morning cartoon fun, this is Saturday morning cartoon excellence.

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6.5
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17

Mar 22, 2017

This is a decent issue that makes up for what it lacks in strong writing with a campy and fun aesthetic.

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8.5
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19

May 24, 2017

There are a lot of charming details throughout, but some scenes are less touching than others. Overall though, this issue is very well-done.

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7.0
Moon Knight (2016) #14

May 31, 2017

There are some pacing issues here and some of the composition choices get repetitive, but this is still a fitting conclusion to the current Moon Knight series, with a emotionally impacting ending.

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4.5
Night Owl Society #1

Apr 27, 2017

This issue isn't utterly irredeemable, but it is simply too unremarkable to be worth the price-tag. None of the characters' motivations are believable, and the art isn't good enough to make up for the poor writing.

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9.0
Nightwing (2016) #18

Apr 5, 2017

Nightwing #18 is a blast. The dialogue, pacing, and artwork are all on-point.

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7.5
Nightwing (2016) #19

Apr 19, 2017

This issue is solid. Though the writing isn't Seeley's best, the art team continues to deliver strong work.

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6.5
Nightwing (2016) #20

May 3, 2017

The artwork is good and the final scene is touching, but otherwise this is a disappointing ending to an arc that has gone up and down quality-wise.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #21

May 17, 2017

With fun art and a refreshingly lighthearted tone, this issue is a nice break from the series' usual drama.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #22

Jun 7, 2017

Besides a slow beginning, this is a solid issue all around. The art team delivers strong work and Seeley delves into Dick's personal life in an enjoyable way.

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6.5
Nightwing (2016) #23

Jun 21, 2017

Good artwork and coloration, plus some nice grappling of romantic tension, help to uplift an otherwise bland issue.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #24

Jul 5, 2017

Nightwing #24 tries to do too much in too short a span of time. The good portions of the issue get rushed through as Dick moves on to the next fight.

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7.0
Nightwing (2016) #25

Jul 19, 2017

This is a decent issue, but it's too lacking in unique, memorable presentation to be a must-read for anyone who doesn't already love Dick Grayson.

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7.0
Nightwing (2016) #26

Aug 2, 2017

There's a lot of nice touches here (especially where the art is concerned), but some questionable handling of the supporting cast prevents the issue from being as successful as it could be.

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8.0
Nova (2016) #5

Apr 5, 2017

This is a fun issue, especially art-wise, but the price is a bit steep given how little the plot progresses.

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9.0
Nova (2016) #6

May 3, 2017

A little more could have happened narratively, but the artwork is amazing and this issue as a whole is a lot of fun.

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7.5
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Jun 21, 2017

The actual plot here is a little lacking, but humorous dialogue, likable characters, and charming art help this series get off to a good start.

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8.5
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #3

Aug 23, 2017

With a plethora of jokes that never fall flat and consistently pleasing artwork, this issue proves that the third time is the charm.

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9.5
Royals #1

Apr 5, 2017

Royals #1 is a strong start for a new period in Inhumans history.

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8.0
Royals #2

Apr 19, 2017

Royals #2 isn't as great as #1, but it's still good. Some pacing issues hinder an otherwise fun time.

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5.0
Saucer State #1

May 23, 2017

The nuts and bolts of a solid narrative are here, but with ineffective character drama and a lack of alien involvement, this debut issue fails to make much of an impression.

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6.5
Scooby Apocalypse #12

Apr 12, 2017

Though deeply flawed, this issue has its enjoyable aspects, including great monster designs and a good Scrappy-Doo side-story.

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9.0
Shirtless Bear Fighter #1

May 30, 2017

Strong artwork and campy takes on classic tropes make this debut issue a romp to remember.

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6.5
Shirtless Bear Fighter #2

Jun 26, 2017

The writing is inconsistent in its amount of endearing silliness, but what strong humor is present (along with good work by the art team) make this a decent issue.

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8.0
Shirtless Bear Fighter #3

Aug 21, 2017

The first half or so of this issue has its problems, but the second half knocks it out of the park. Overall, this is a good issue with a fantastic ending.

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6.5
Shirtless Bear Fighter #4

Sep 19, 2017

This issue isn't bad, but it's not very memorable either. It's a solid installment with good pacing and coloration, but compared to other issues in the series it's not very charming.

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8.0
Star-Lord (2016) #4

Mar 15, 2017

An enjoyable issue--its comedic moments are effective even if they are less frequent than expected, and Zdarsky and Anka continue to flesh out a great supporting cast for Star-Lord's earthbound adventures.

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8.0
Star-Lord (2016) #5

Mar 29, 2017

There's a lot of good in this issue, it just feels like the creators bit off a bit more than they could chew in such a small time frame.

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9.0
Star-Lord (2016) #6

Apr 19, 2017

This series ends on a high-note; Star-Lord's final issue may also be its best.

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4.5
Suicide Squad / The Banana Splits Special #1

Mar 29, 2017

This is not a good issue. Eight pages of high quality work cannot make up for thirty pages of boring writing and art that fail to live up to an interesting premise.

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8.5
Teen Titans (2016) #6

Mar 22, 2017

This is a great issue. It's fun, colorful, introduces Aqualad in a promising manner, and switches the series from being a Damian Wayne book guest-starring the Teen Titans to a true Teen Titans book.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2016) #7

Apr 26, 2017

This issue has a lot of fun art and potential. Its main drawback is that not enough happens to justify the $3.99 price tag.

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6.0
The Great Lakes Avengers #6

Mar 15, 2017

It's not a bad issue, but it's far from a great one.

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7.0
The Great Lakes Avengers #7

Apr 27, 2017

This issue's final issue is, as expected, a mixed bag, but the charming art and fantastic final pages make it worth a read.

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7.5
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #18

Mar 7, 2017

Overall, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #18 is a good time. It's just not as good of a time as the issue before it. Knowing North and Henderson though, it won't be long before this series reaches its usual heights again.

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7.5
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #19

Apr 12, 2017

While this issue isn't one of the series' best, it is still a good time. North and Henderson deliver campy fun as always.

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8.0
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #21

Jun 14, 2017

Despite a slow start, this issue is a fun, thwippy, and emotionally impactful time.

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8.5
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #22

Jul 12, 2017

This issue is campy, light-hearted fun from beginning to end.

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6.0
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #24

Sep 13, 2017

This issue has plenty of good moments, but they're counteracted by inconsistent artwork and a plot that barely moves. Overall, it's one of the series' lower points.

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10
Underwinter #1

Mar 21, 2017

This is likely to be among the best debut issues of the year. One need not get any further than the first page to realize that this series is going to be something special.

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9.0
Underwinter #2

Apr 25, 2017

While not quite as good as the first issue, Underwinter #2 continues to deliver stellar artwork and an intriguing narrative.

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9.0
Underwinter #3

May 23, 2017

A few characters feel underdeveloped, but the beautiful artwork, stellar pacing, and intense atmosphere of impending doom make this issue a must-read.

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9.0
Underwinter #4

Jun 26, 2017

Underwinter #4 is a turning-point where the series' slow build-up pays off with a beautifully illustrated dive into horror.

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10
Underwinter #5

Jul 24, 2017

From beautifully textured art to succinct explorations of each character's inner demons, Underwinter #5 is a penultimate issue that perfectly sets the stage for the upcoming finale.

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5.0
Underwinter #6

Aug 21, 2017

Underwinter #6 is a disappointing ending that neither ties up loose ends nor makes an emotional impact. The amazing artwork isn't enough to make up for the overwritten yet underdeveloped plot.

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