Eric Thomas's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 23
8.6Avg. Review Rating

7
Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong (2023) #1

Oct 17, 2023

Though it's a rocky start to a blockbuster event, it's a fun and unexpectedly heartfelt stage setter that builds up to a confrontation with just enough nuance to save it.

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7.5
Knight Terrors: Shazam! (2023) #1

Jul 11, 2023

Overall, this issue kicks off a very fun and twisty detour with yet untapped potential that could make for a genuinely impactful companion miniseries for Waid's main run.

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8
Knight Terrors: Shazam! (2023) #2

Aug 8, 2023

A thematically fitting and engaging conclusion that properly engages with an underappreciated character in what could've been a completely inconsequential tie-in story.

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7
Power Girl (2023) #1

Sep 26, 2023

The creatives deliver a slightly mixed yet very fun first outing that showcases both a love for the character as well as a clear desire to push her to new heights within the Superfamily.

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9
Power Girl (2023) #2

Oct 24, 2023

Packed with touching drama, offbeat laughs, and art that elevates all aspects to high heights, this is an issue that exceeds the standards set by the first issue in the best way possible.

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7
Power Girl (2023) #5

Jan 23, 2024

This adorable filler story provides a much needed breather before the next arc ramps up again, and allows the creative team to make a fun little detour that should appeal to the any comic book fan/cat owner.

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8
Power Girl (2023) #6

Feb 27, 2024

The issue is gorgeously presented with its visuals, elevating a whimsical plot that may contribute to the series' tonal inconsistencies while still keeping things fresh issue to issue.

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10
Power Girl (2023) #9

May 28, 2024

The latest issue of Power Girl is a tie-in purely in setting and circumstance, allowing the creatives to present a kinetic action story in a the dire confines of the House of Brainiac.

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8
Power Girl Special (2023) #1

May 30, 2023

This one-shot boats an excellent main segment and a flawed yet enjoyable backup, both of which eloquently set the stages for their respective upcoming series. The former is a psychological tale of imposter syndrome while the latter delves into the difficulties that can come with love and friendship.

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10
Shazam! (2023) #1

May 2, 2023

Packed with fun without skimping out on stakes, and everything else that makes the Earth's Mightiest Mortal a joy to read, this premiere issue has all the qualities of a character-defining run in the making.

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8
Shazam! (2023) #2

Jun 6, 2023

Though it feels shorter than it perhaps could've been, Waid and Mora challenge the Big Red Cheese like no one has as they continue setting up the ultimate struggle for the power of Shazam.

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9
Shazam! (2023) #3

Sep 5, 2023

A nearly perfect issue crafted with a profound love for the foundation of Billy as a character and an understanding of what makes him the hero he frequently becomes, as well as the one he already is.

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8
Shazam! (2023) #4

Oct 3, 2023

A delightfully engaging, and not to mention blast of an issue that channels the very best of its talents. Despite some narrative uncertainties, they eloquently ramp up the conflict before the finale comes to a head.

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10
Shazam! (2023) #5

Nov 7, 2023

With another perfect issue in a so far near flawless run, the creative team delivers one of the best single issues the Big Red Cheese has had in over a decade; one that further bolsters their plans to reinvigorate the title.

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9
Shazam! (2023) #6

Dec 5, 2023

Despite a couple very minor nitpicks, this climactic issue very effectively manages to instill a feeling that everything the creators set out to do with this story was done right, and with a voice that says they're only just getting started.

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9
Shazam! (2023) #7

Jan 2, 2024

With words and art that complement each with respect to their whimsy and weight, the start of this new arc shifts gears in this revamp of the Captain's past and present without straying away from what has already made the run appealing.

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8
Shazam! (2023) #8

Feb 6, 2024

The penultimate issue of Waid's Shazam! run takes another engaging turn, pushed by his Dawn of DC campaign to play fast and lose with pre-Crisis sensibilities and concepts, and puts the central character's characterization back in the right place.

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10
Shazam! (2023) #9

Mar 5, 2024

Funny, weird, and fulfilling, this issue showcases a perfectly campy yet surprisingly touching tale that serves as a very appropriate way to pass the torch to the new creative team.

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9
Shazam! (2023) #11

May 7, 2024

The new creative forges a new path for the Shazamily rife with family drama and familiar magical weirdness that feels right at home. This series is in more than very capable hands.

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9
Shazam! (2023) #12

Jun 4, 2024

This issue clues up a promising opening arc for Josie Campbell and boasts some frenetic yet polished art as we dive into a world that's shattering from the eyes of our protagonist.

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10
Supergirl Special (2023) #1

Oct 31, 2023

As emotionally intelligent as it is rife with clever anecdotes about its protagonist, this is a tale that ties up loose ends and opens new doors while not forgetting where the heart of the story lies.

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9
Superman (2023) #2

Mar 21, 2023

Overall, Williamson and Campbell have crafted a fast-paced and high-stakes tale that channels the best of the Man of Steel's exploits and makes the danger in his new world feel very real.

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8
Superman (2023) #3

Apr 18, 2023

Though not as strong as the previous issues, this arc-closer still packs a punch that inspires much faith in the series' future. The Man of Steel is in more than capable hands.

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