Gregory Ellner's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 52
7.5Avg. Review Rating

7.0
Action Comics (2016) #977

Apr 17, 2017

An intriguing, succinct look into Superman's history that provides an emotional jumping-off point both for established fans and for new readers.

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8.0
All-Star Batman #8

Mar 20, 2017

Very interesting take on Mad Hatter, but with a very confusingly organized backup story.

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7.0
All-Star Batman #13

Sep 4, 2017

An interesting pair of stories that contrast the perspective of Alfred with that of Batman.

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7.5
American Gods: Shadows #2

Apr 14, 2017

A well-drawn and well-written adaptation of a portion of the eponymous novel that captures the growing intrigue of the Old God/New God war well.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #28

Sep 21, 2017

While the story of "Aquaman" #28 is well written on its own, the artwork makes it all the greater.

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8.0
Assassin's Creed: Templars #9

Jan 30, 2017

Fantastic spy drama comes to its conclusion, leaving wonder of what will come next.

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8.0
Assassin's Creed: Uprising #1

Feb 6, 2017

Excellent primer for the "Assassin's Creed" franchise's various factions, while delving deeper into the modern-day mythos.

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8.0
Assassin's Creed: Uprising #3

Apr 24, 2017

A compelling story that gives a hefty dose of suspense on every turn, with a few bonuses thrown in for franchise fans.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #23

May 19, 2017

A well-written and well-illustrated short tale about a team up between Swamp Thing and Batman that sheds light on them both.

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7.0
Black Panther (2016) #16

Jul 28, 2017

repetition of dialogue.

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7.0
Captain America: Sam Wilson #25

Aug 10, 2017

While a very good issue with well done artwork, "Captain America" #25 is held back by the fact that it is in fact a part of the Secret Empire event in all but name, and essential to its development.

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5.5
Cyborg (2016) #13

Jun 12, 2017

While a well-drawn and colored issue, "Cyborg" #13's stiff dialogue makes reading it fairly hard to see as natural conversations.

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7.0
Dark Souls: Tales of Ember #2

May 15, 2017

An interesting collection of stories in the Dark Souls world, though the collaboration does leave readers wanting more.

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7.5
Deathstroke (2016) #23

Sep 11, 2017

While disorganized, "Deathstroke" #23 showcases the unraveling world of Project Defiance with its structure and use of color more than its explicit words.

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7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #952

Mar 13, 2017

Comprehensive reintroduction to Shiva to new Batman readers, albeit without much of an interesting motive.

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6.8
Edge of Venomverse #1

Jun 30, 2017

An interesting lead-in to a storyline, but relies far too heavily on previously written works, without making much new headway.

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7.5
Elektra (2017) #3

May 1, 2017

Interesting parallel structure and artwork create a variety of feelings in readers, but don't do much to create a story to go forward.

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7.5
Everafter #9

May 8, 2017

Fun, ridiculous story in the post-Fables world, but might be hard to get into for new adopters.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #19

Mar 27, 2017

Chaotic story that makes even a relatively minor threat seem significant.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #19

Mar 17, 2017

Excellent case study of the fall and rise of the Oliver Queen-Roy Harper relationship.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #27

Jul 24, 2017

A beautifully drawn and colored issue, albeit perhaps a bit too fast paced for its own good.

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7.0
Halo: Rise of Atriox #1

Sep 1, 2017

Final Verdict: 7.0 " A gritty monster story told through the lens of a war, "Halo: Rise of Atriox" is an interesting introduction to the eponymous character, though with an odd perspective for an origin that does not provide much in the way of new information.

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6.5
Infamous Iron Man #5

Feb 27, 2017

Some interesting plot developments and good artwork at the expense of character consistency.

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6.0
Jessica Jones #10

Jul 10, 2017

An immaturely-written story that nonetheless has interesting artwork.

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8.0
Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special #1

Jul 3, 2017

A fun, albeit violent story in "Weird West" style, with interesting panel angles and an interestingly moral look at an aged Yosemite Sam.

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7.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Jan 16, 2017

Highly entertaining with brain over brawn, though some conflicts are problematic.

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8.0
Kingpin (2017) #1

Feb 13, 2017

Interesting jumping-on point for those wishing to see into the complexities of a criminal boss in the Marvel universe.

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7.5
Lazarus: Sourcebook #2

May 12, 2017

A very interesting take on the more overtly villainous faction of the two main families in conflict, the second "Lazarus" sourcebook seems that it would do well with a little more artwork, even in the form of portraits of important figures, to space out the writing, give a more comprehensive look at technologies, and make it easier on the eyes of comic readers.

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8.5
Lazarus: X+66 #1

Jul 21, 2017

Very interesting look into the rough and tumble world of the Carlyle special forces' training.

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9.0
Magdalena (2017) #1

Mar 24, 2017

Very well constructed reintroduction to the Magdalena for a new era.

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7.5
Man-Thing (2017) #2

Apr 3, 2017

An old-fashioned ghost story mixed with action and mystery, "Man-Thing" provides a lot of fun but with a fairly predictable plot structure.

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7.0
Mass Effect: Discovery #1

May 29, 2017

Intriguing introduction to the story, but nothing earth-shattering from the perspective of those knowledgeable about the Mass Effect franchise nor those without that information.

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7.5
Moon Knight (2016) #14

Jun 5, 2017

A well-drawn, well-written conclusion to over this run of "Moon Knight."

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7.5
Mother Panic #9

Jul 31, 2017

A dark, gritty, engrossing look at a relatively simple catch-a-killer plot that demonstrates some of the protagonist's capabilities for new readers.

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7.0
Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #1

Apr 10, 2017

An intriguing continuation of the supernatural gothic drama famous in Penny Dreadful for fans, but lacks significant information for newcomers to the series.

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8.0
Pestilence #1

Apr 4, 2017

Excellent introduction to a tale of medieval undead hunting that does well at introducing its principal characters.

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8.0
Romulus #4

Jun 2, 2017

The near-trademark well-written fight scenes continue, and the story ramps up, but some elements leave questions as to how the Ancient Order of Romulus actually works hierarchically.

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7.8
Samaritan: Veritas #2

Jul 7, 2017

A rather controversial, yet interesting look into the developing story of the Samaritan hacker, but could use a bit more nuance on the side of the antagonists.

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7.0
Star Wars (2014) #31

May 22, 2017

An interesting ensemble piece that brings together the clashing personalities of the casts from both "Star Wars" and "Doctor Aphra" very well without showing too much preference toward either side.

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7.5
Star Wars: Darth Maul #3

Apr 28, 2017

An interesting study of Darth Maul, mixing him up with a cadre of villains and a single heroine.

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #1

Jun 9, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.0 " With a feeling of looming dread, Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli provide an interesting view into the life of a newly corrupted Sith apprentice, giving a look at Darth Vader that the audience seldom is afforded.

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8.0
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #3

Jan 23, 2017

Engrossing father-daughter conflict amidst ruins.

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7.5
Super Sons #3

Apr 21, 2017

Interesting villain origin, albeit with some possible narrative confusion.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #10

Jun 16, 2017

A fun issue with talk of the mechanics of the Phantom Zone, along with ample use of the abilities of all involved.

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8.5
Superman (2016) #18

Mar 6, 2017

Excellent characterization and artwork that shifts between happily warm and utterly cold, but may require reading other "DC Rebirth" issues to understand parts.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2016) #12

Sep 18, 2017

A well-written tie-in, "Teen Titans" #12 begins showing the depravity of the Batman Who Laughs, but seems more like a Robin story than a Teen Titans story.

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4.5
Tekken #2

Jun 19, 2017

A well-drawn, but poorly written fight comic that leaves much to be desired in terms of characterizations.

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7.5
The Walking Dead #164

Feb 20, 2017

Interesting insight into Negan's internal turmoil and Carl's growing maturity, but lacking in much plot movement.

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8.0
The Walking Dead #167

May 5, 2017

In spite of the sheer quantity of death that occurs in this series, Robert Kirkman manages to create a slow-burn demise that can easily bring tears to the eyes of fans.

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8.0
U.S.Avengers #9

Aug 18, 2017

needed hope into the overall rather dark and dour storyline of Secret Empire.

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8.0
Wolfenstein #1

Sep 14, 2017

"Wolfenstein" #1 gives a good look into the world of Wolfenstein, providing some classic action along with a hefty dose of spy fiction and the series' wacky superscience.

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8.7
Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1

Jun 23, 2017

An exceptionally fun take on both Wonder Woman and the Tasmanian Devil that brings a healthy dose of nostalgia for both while telling a great one-shot story.

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