Hank Essman's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 33
8.4Avg. Review Rating

9.2
Arkham City: The Order of the World #6

Mar 1, 2022

Arkham City: the Order of the World brings everything crashing to a close. It's an Arkham Asylum story. There's no way things were going to end quietly.

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8.6
Bonyeer the Aromatic #2

Jul 9, 2022

Bonyeer the Aromatic is an irreverent journey through a zombie-infested Death Valley starring two outcasts with serious medical problems. At least one of them is a doctor. Of sorts.

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8.2
Carnage (2022) #1

Mar 17, 2022

In a post-Cletus haze, the Carnage symbiote has decided to move on to greener pastures, They won't stay green for long.

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8
Carnage (2022) #2

Apr 27, 2022

Carnage #2 is no longer a game of cat and mouse. But it still brings two animals killing each other to mind.

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6.8
Carnage Forever (2022) #1

Feb 23, 2022

Carnage Forever spins a spooky little tale and hints at where Carnage goes next. All a day in the life for a man made of blood.

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9.2
Damn Them All (2022) #9

Oct 26, 2023

Damn Them All #9 continues the slow burn in a series that has only managed to get more interesting over time. It's worth reading for those interested in the Hellblazer tradition of rat bastards solving occult mysteries.

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9
Dega (2023) OGN

Jan 10, 2023

DEGA is all about desperate survival against an unstoppable, existential threat. In space.

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9
Doris Danger: Giant Monsters Amok OGN

Mar 31, 2023

Doris Danger does her damnedest to undercover giant monsters and government conspiracies. Will she succeed? Probably not. Because she's in a never-ending ironic hell called comic books.

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8.6
Flavor Girls #1

Jul 19, 2022

Pineapple wands and post-apocalypses never gelled quite so well.

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8.2
Flavor Girls #2

Aug 19, 2022

Flavor Girls #2 is a fun little training sequence of an issue, with less focus on fighting, and more on worldbuilding and causal luncheons.

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8.6
Flavor Girls #3

Sep 16, 2022

Flavor Girls #3 is a satisfying, fruit-themed brawl against an alien general. What more could you ask for?

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8.2
Frankenstein (2015): New World #1

Aug 6, 2022

Frankenstein guides a young girl through a world of strange creatures and delicious-looking fruit. Let's hope they're not poisonous.

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9
Grim (2022) #1

May 10, 2022

Grim is a stylish look at reapers for-hire in a mundane afterlife.

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8.8
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #3

Feb 1, 2022

Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost is a psychedelic roller coaster fueled by funk and the smell of newsprint. Roll with it, and you'll have a damn good time.

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8
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957: Forgotten Lives

Feb 8, 2022

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957-Forgotten Lives takes an enjoyable breather from a years-long narrative to let the characters talk about where it's found them.

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8.2
Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club #4

Feb 1, 2022

Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club is a briskly paced little story that shows the Mignolaverse isn't all looming shadows and foreboding futures. There's a goofiness to it that will never quite go away.

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8
Hulk: Grand Design (2022): Monster #1

Mar 28, 2022

Hulk: Grand Design crams two decades into 40 pages, acting as a scrapbook of the character's highlights.

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8.2
Land of the Living Gods #3

Apr 25, 2022

Land of the Living Gods keeps up its brisk pace with mysterious resurrections, organ trafficking, and an old-fashioned bar fight.

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9
Leonide The Vampyr: Miracle at the Crow's Head #1

Oct 6, 2022

A spooky little girl pops out of a coffin in a dilapidated old port town. What could go wrong?

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9.2
Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea #1

May 18, 2023

Miss Truesdale shows that appearances can be deceiving. Especially when reincarnation's involved.

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9
Monkey Meat #2

Feb 9, 2022

A tale of Entitlement, misplaced anger, and ultimate corruption. As told through an island of monkeys. That's good comics, folks.

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8
Old Dog (2022) #1

Sep 7, 2022

A grizzled old agent gets a second chance at working in the field. Though his new partner will keep him from feeling too young...

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8.8
Paklis #6

Apr 21, 2023

Weaver's free-flowing short stories have finally blown back into town.

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8
Pink Lemonade (2022) #1

Oct 2, 2022

Pink Lemonade #1 is a love story between a girl and a bunch of old cartoons on VHS. Which is about as pure a love as you're going to get.

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8
Samurai Doggy #1

Aug 26, 2022

A fun exercise in style that teaches readers to never underestimate an foe. Even if they're named "Doggy."

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7.6
Seven Sons #1

Jun 17, 2022

Seven Sons trades church bells for cash registers. But hey, if Jesus is coming back, might as well sweeten the deal with a 50% off sale, right?

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7.8
Slumber (2022) #1

Mar 21, 2022

Slumber's cast isn't here to ask what our dreams say about us. They're here to shoot the annoying bits and get a paycheck. Hopefully not give in to stress.

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8
The Hollows (2022) #1

Jul 31, 2022

Horde of soulsuckers on your tail? Get yourself a nice, big set of wings.

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9.6
The Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to be Kin #1

May 19, 2022

The Shaolin Cowboy gets a third title: Father. Hopefully he'll make for a better dad than he did a monk.

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8.6
The Sword of Hyperborea #4

Apr 13, 2022

All these visions of ancient evils and the distant future, and all Elijah wants to do is play the Blues.

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8
Venom: Lethal Protector (2022) #1

Mar 22, 2022

A whole menagerie of D-list villains are out to annoy Venom. He's probably going to do a lot more than annoy them back.

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8.6
West Of Sundown #1

Apr 6, 2022

West of Sundown is a western that opts for midnight over high noon. Expect more fangs than fistfights.

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7.8
WildC.A.T.S. (2022) #1

Nov 10, 2022

The WildC.A.T.s are back. A little less covert, but just as wild.

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