Eric Nierstedt's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicsverse Reviews: 27
8.6Avg. Review Rating

8.2
All-New Wolverine #20

May 13, 2017

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #20 starts off with a quarantine but ends with an unlikely piece of hope. Writer Tom Taylor writes a story that pushes Laura through horrror into a new role, and Leonard Kirk's art enhances the action and daredevil fight scenes. A strong, solid issue that hints at bigger things to come.

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8.5
All-New Wolverine #25

Oct 13, 2017

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #25 puts Laura on the trail of her brother Daken, and introduces a new foe called The Orphans of X. Tom Taylor writes a story that embraces Laura's past, but builds on it to create new questions for the future. Juann Cabal adds solid art throughout.

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9.1
Black Magick #6

Jun 28, 2017

BLACK MAGICK #6 shows Rowan coming into her powers at 13 and the pain it causes her. Greg Rucka weaves a tale of mystery and angst, while Nicola Scott's stark artwork is a major highlight.

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9.7
Champions #2

Nov 3, 2016

After a charged start, CHAMPIONS #2 slows things down with the new team having a camp-out/bonding session. A light story shows the team growing on each other, while also putting their ideals to a test. A solid second issue with sharp storytelling from Mark Waid and the colorful pop of Humberto Ramos.

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10
Champions #6

Mar 1, 2017

CHAMPIONS #6 is a fun teambuilding story that shows off the group's individual strengths. But it's also a darker reflection of a new superteam to rival the Champions. Fun art and great storytelling make this an excellent issue.

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9.1
Champions #12

Sep 8, 2017

CHAMPIONS #12 moves away from SECRET EMPIRE and back to the antics that made the book click with readers. Mark Waid weaves a tale of emotional instability that shifts between laughter and heart-wrenching. Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado continue the bright, colorful style that is so important to the series.

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9.1
Champions #13

Oct 19, 2017

CHAMPIONS #13 continues the Avengers & Champions team up with a strong story and art.

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10
Champions #1.MU

Feb 22, 2017

CHAMPIONS joins the MONSTERS UNLEASHED story with a fun issue with plenty of monsters. Jeremy Whitley manages to slip in team building and great dialogue.

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9.0
Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

Aug 13, 2017

GENERATIONS: PHOENIX & JEAN GREY #1 tells a strong story of young Jean Grey meeting her feared future self. Cullen Bunn creates a tense dynamic between two different versions of the same woman. R.B. Silvia's artwork helps create a space opera in the second half.

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6.7
Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart #1

Sep 9, 2017

GENERATIONS: IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1 bucks the GENERATIONS trend as Riri Williams meets a future Tony Stark. The story doesn't work as well, with Brian Michael Bendis spinning an empty yarn about staying the course. Inconsistent art from Marco Rudy doesn't help.

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8.7
Generations: Banner Hulk & The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Aug 2, 2017

GENERATIONS: BANNER HULK & TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1 has Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho meeting during the early days of The Incredible Hulk's run. Greg Pak weaves a story of two very different Hulks learning just what they hold inside. Matteo Buffagni and Dono Sanchez-Almara's art adds some powerful fight scenes to a solid issue.

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10
Hulk (2016) #2

Jan 27, 2017

HULK #2 ably builds on the previous installment as Jenn struggles to control her new Hulk persona. Smart writing from Mariko Tamaki adds new depth to old Hulk issues, while Nico Leon and Dalibor Talajic's art smartly uses contrast to enhance the story.

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8.5
Infamous Iron Man #11

Sep 1, 2017

INFAMOUS IRON MAN #11 builds on past issues, as Victor Von Doom and Dr. Strange hold astral therapy. Brian Michael Bendis builds on character while bringing revelations to the dark Reed Richards. Alex Maleev's art switches from gritty gunfights to astral planes with ease. A strong issue that sets up even better ones.

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9.3
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #4

Feb 15, 2017

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4 delivers a fun mid-story chapter with plenty of action. Stefano Caselli's art shines, and Brian Michael Bendis allows Riri Williams to have a great showing without her armor.

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9.3
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #6

Apr 19, 2017

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 brings the human side of Ironheart to life. Brian Michael Bendis crafts a personal story. While the action is light, artist Stefano Caselli is able to show off when the post-Doctor Doom Latveria is portrayed later in the book.

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2.7
Jessica Jones #13

Oct 5, 2017

JESSICA JONES #13 brings back the terror of Jessica's greatest enemy. The issue sets the scene with a powerful discussion between Jessica and Carol Danvers. Despite one misstep, Bendis, Gaydos, and Hollingsworth craft a strong tale that gives us a lot of questions for what's coming next.

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9.0
Kingpin (2017) #1

Feb 8, 2017

KINGPIN #1 is a strong start, with the usual well-done power moves from a classic Marvel villain. While it may be starting in the shadow of Netflix, there's plenty of room for it to expand. Dewey is an intriguing view into this supposedly new Kingpin, and it's clear their mutual needs will keep them together for a while. How long that will be and the cost to them both is a question that should keep readers hooked for many issues to come.

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9.8
Ms. Marvel (2015) #15

Feb 6, 2017

MS. MARVEL #15 continues the series' social commentary, with Kamala fighting a super internet troll. Real world trolling and a twist make a great story.

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3.8
Sacred Creatures #1

Jul 5, 2017

SACRED CREATURES is an overlong supernatural tale that feels ten years too late in arriving. Pablo Raimondi has solid artwork, but it isn't enough to make up for vague ideas and boring characters.

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9.3
Shirtless Bear Fighter #1

Jun 19, 2017

A naked wild man, evil bears, government agents, and a plot to take over the world. Oh, and flapjacks. Welcome to the insanity that is SHIRTLESS BEAR FIGHTER #1. It's glorious.

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9.3
Shirtless Bear Fighter #5

Oct 19, 2017

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #5 ends the epic saga of insanity with a surprisingly dramatic battle. That doesn't mean any of the insanity is lost, though. The creative team of Jody Leheup, Sebastian Girner, Nil Vendrell, and Mike Spicer craft a worthy end to their tale.

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8.1
Spider-Gwen (2015) #23

Sep 2, 2017

SPIDER-GWEN #23 puts its focus on Gwen's band, as the group debates Spider-Woman's identity. There's an amusing early story with Utau, with excellent illustration. Beyond that, the story is for long time readers only.

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9.2
The Mighty Thor (2015) #21

Jul 23, 2017

THE MIGHTY THOR #21 sees the rise of a new, violent Thor as the Ultimate Mjolnir is finally claimed. Destruction reigns across the realms as Odinson tries to save Jane Foster. Jason Aaron tells a story of violence begetting violence, aided by Valerio Schiti's bright and clear artwork.

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9.5
The Mighty Thor (2015) #23

Sep 28, 2017

MIGHTY THOR #23 turns an epic battle between Thors into a timely message about war. Jason Aaron crafts his usual brand of mythic storytelling, while Valerio Schiti and Rain Beredo follow along with beautiful artwork.

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8.0
Titans (2016) #10

Apr 12, 2017

TITANS #10 is based around an epic fight... and not much else, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good read. Smart choices from writer Dan Abnett keep things moving and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund keep the visuals crisp and colorful. A fun issue that harkens back to the classic 90's TEEN TITANS.

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9.3
Unbelievable Gwenpool #21

Oct 15, 2017

THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #21 is chock full of the fun and weird violence we've come to expect from GWENPOOL. Gurihiru bring bright colors and anime influence to the book, while Christopher Hasting writes Gwenpool a new mission and a very new power.

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9.9
Venom (2016) #6

Apr 19, 2017

VENOM #6 is a strangely heart tugging issue, as the symbiote struggles to escape an abusive host. Writer Mike Costa manages to make Venom a sympathetic monster, while Gerardo Sandoval keeps everything gritty. All of it then builds to an ending promising more trouble on the way.

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