Howard Smith's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Impulse Gamer, Geek'd Out Reviews: 30
8.7Avg. Review Rating

8
Children of the Vault (2023) #1

Aug 16, 2023

Children of the Vault #1 is one of the X-Men stories that add additional information missed in the lives of mutant kind. This comic book will potentially be a part of the stories coming up next if there must be anything with the Children of the Vault involved. Be sure to pick this one up at your local comic book store or where copies are sold.

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8
Children of the Vault (2023) #2

Sep 20, 2023

So, the Children of the Vault are up to no good yet again, but the only defense against them is Bishop and Cable now. Children of the Vault #2 has given readers an inside scoop of whats to come next. Undoubtedly, the next issue released of this series just may turn out to be a two-man army besieging the Childrens floating citadel. Well, well just have to wait and see. Dont forget to pick this issue up at your local comic book store or online where these copies are sold.

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9.4
Conan The Barbarian (2019): King-Size Conan #1

Dec 28, 2020

That being said, I truly appreciated the amount of time and craftsmanship that went into creating King-Size Conan #1. It was a pleasure to sit down and read from cover to cover. If you or someone who you know want to explore the world of Conan, pick this up.

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8
Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #2

Feb 12, 2024

Overall, Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #2 is a fun read. It has a monster movie flick with passion written all over it. Be sure to pick this comic up at your local comic bookstore or where copies are sold online.

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9.9
Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

Jun 17, 2020

Overall, I enjoy where the comic is heading. I believe the event has just begun. People should really consider picking this one up, because I have a feeling something amazing will present itself.

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9.7
DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #1

Jul 8, 2020

In other words, I can't wait to see what Issue #2 will be like. I hope it will be just as entertaining as the last.

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9.7
Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1

Nov 4, 2020

If youre looking for another adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons or if youre just getting started, then look no further, because this comicbook right here is waiting for you.

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8.8
Fantastic Four (2018): Road Trip #1

Dec 9, 2020

Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1 is a comicbook you should pick up. Christopher Cantwell does a great job maintaining an atmosphere of uncertainty. While the storyline kept me hooked from page to page, the visuals of the characters going through the ordeal gave me chills as I was reading. Filipe Andrades specific art style captures a sense of urgency and despair. Moreover, Chris OHalloran and VC's Joe Caramagna both did fantastic work with coloring and lettering, respectively. If youre into reads like Invincible and The Walking Dead, just imagine those two worlds colliding in this stellar issue.

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10
Immortal Thor (2023) #1

Sep 1, 2023

Regarding being bold, The Immortal Hulk #1 is worth going out or ordering online to read or add to a collection of Thor comics. This new series works for newcomers and older fans alike as it is a way to reintroduce Thor and bring those adventures back into exploring. Thor is just getting started and there is nowhere to tell where he will be met with. The only choice is to pick this one up and prepare for the next issue in the new series. Not the best idea to get left behind, so dont miss out!

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Incredible Hulk (2023) #2

Aug 3, 2023

As Johnson continues to unravel the supernatural aura wrapped around the Hulk, The Incredible Hulk #2 is but another step into finding out what exactly is going on in this series. Readers dont want to miss out on never seen path for Hulk in the supernatural side of the world. To find where copies are sold, check with your local comic book store or online to pick up your copy.

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Incredible Hulk (2023) #3

Sep 3, 2023

There is more to explore what is happening with the Hulk, but in The Incredible Hulk #3 secrets from eons ago are discovered. There is no telling what else Hulk might run into along the way and the only thing to do is follow until the very end. You can find this issue and the previous issues at your local comic book store or online where they are sold. Horrors are coming for the Hulk and you dont want to miss out!

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8
Incredible Hulk (2023) #4

Sep 20, 2023

There is a lot left to see given the abrupt cliffhanger in The Incredible Hulk #4, but also more to understand what the Eldest has awakened in the void of darkness. Stay tuned for more to come as Johnson continues to deepen the expedition into what monsters await. Be sure to pick this issue up from your local comic book store or online where these comics may be sold.

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Jean Grey (2023) #1

Aug 29, 2023

With that said, Jean Grey #1 is worth a gander. Its beautifully crafted to be enjoyed by X-Men fans and Marvel fans alike. The only problem some readers may face is understanding where this issue stems from. The best solution is to read X-Men: Hellfire Gala (2023), but first pick up this comic book if youre aware of whats happened, or you want to get into something entirely new. Jean Grey may be taking readers somewhere new, so you dont want to miss out on this one.

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Jean Grey (2023) #2

Oct 15, 2023

Jean Grey #2 calls back to an earlier point in Jeans life that defined her. The only twist is that through her constant search to find where she went wrong, she ends up changing a small detail of action or exchange of emotions that creates an alternate reality where outcomes arent meant to happen. As Jeans persistence grows, its only a matter of time before Jean discovers exactly where it all could have been better. Dont miss out on this one. You can purchase this issue at your local comic book store or online where copies are sold.

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9.6
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #1

Sep 4, 2020

With Rachelle Rosenberg and Leonard Kirks art styles blended together, the idea of hope almost seems lost and bleak. The line work of characters and coloristic vision that it took to create a world on the brink of annihilation from an unknown virus is superb. This beauty of how the comicbook came to be reels me in.Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #1 is not something you want to miss. Trust me, its going to take us for a ride we wont see coming. I recommend you pick it up or order it while you have a chance. You dont want to hunger for it when its gone.

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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Return (2024) #1

Feb 7, 2024

Overall, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #1 is a good read for fans both and new will enjoy. Its a little gloomy, but supposedly that is the charm. Be sure to pick this copy up from your local comic book or online where copies are sold. You dont want to be left behind on this!

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10
Monsters Are My Business (2024) #1

Apr 13, 2024

Overall, Monsters Are My Business #1 is a fun comic book to read. Its one of those comic books that allow for a free range of creativity. If youre looking for something different pick up this one at your local comic book store or online where comics are sold.

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10
Moon Man (2024) #1

Feb 1, 2024

Overall, Moon Man #1 is a cool read for those looking for something new and a break from any traditional books on the market. Be sure to check this comic book out at your local comic book store or online where copies are sold.

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8
Realm of X (2023) #1

Aug 31, 2023

Realm of X #1 is a comic book that Marvel fans should pick up and read to continue the remnants of what happened at the gala. While this story branches off onto somewhere else it is still a part of the whole event currently still going. For X-Men fans, you dont want to miss how these ladies get out of this one. Be sure to pick this one up at your local comic book store or where copies are sold.

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Realm of X (2023) #2

Oct 15, 2023

A lot is happening in Realm of X #2, but there is certain to be a lot more bound to explode in the next issue. Magik is onto something the others are not privy to and through this newfound discovery might be a revelation worth exploring. Be sure to pick this issue up from your local comic book store or online where copies are sold. An adventure worth reading.

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9
Rogue & Gambit (2023) #1

Mar 6, 2023

Overall, Rogue and Gambit #1 is a joyful read and it doesnt develop a fault with overlapping continuity X-Men, X-Factor, Avengers, or S.W.O.R.D. issues. Its a straightforward story with action, humor, and glamor mixed all together into one chain of events. If anyone is searching for a break from the mainstream line of mutants, be sure to check out this one at your local comic book store or online.

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10
Star Pig #1

May 22, 2020

Star Pig is unlike any other title I have read before. It is pure fun and adventurous, and if you are looking for something new, it is totally in your wheelhouse. If it is sci-fi you want, it is sci-fi you will get within these pages. So, go read it!

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Storm (2023) #3

Aug 3, 2023

While Storm #3 continues to add a new understanding as to who Storm is a character, there is a question that has yet to be answered. What does Blowback want and why does he have his sights set on Storm? Surely, Nocenti will reveal that to readers in due time. For now, pick up Storm #3 at your local comic book store or online where copies are sold.

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8
Storm (2023) #4

Aug 29, 2023

For the fans of Storm or regular X-Men readers, Storm #4 continues to be a wonderful addition to Storms character trajectory into who she becomes during the modern day. Instead of being bombarded with several comic books that all must be read simultaneously, this story can be read strictly on its own. This section of Storms life is coming to a speedy climax, but its important to pick up this issue if youve enjoyed the previous comic books so far. You dont want to miss what happens next!

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The Forged (2023) #1

Mar 15, 2023

Hitting shelves and online platforms, The Forged #1 is an engaging story with the potential to explode with elation. If you wish to follow the story, be sure to check in with your local comic book store or shop online where they are available for purchase.

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Werewolf by Night (2023) #1

Sep 20, 2023

Marvel fans who appreciate the horror side of Marvel should pick Werewolf by Night #1. Its a comic book thats safe to start with and doesnt require too much backreading to know a lot of previous information about the characters past. It throws readers right into the midst of a situation and doesnt let go for quite a while. There is a feeling that readers wont see the last of Jack Russell as he is due to make an official return in Crypt of Shadows soon. Be sure to grab this comic book from your local comic book store or online where copies can be purchased.

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X-Men (2021) #25

Aug 14, 2023

X-Men #25 has unpacked a lot of emotions and doesnt seem to let up. A broken X-Men is better than no X-Men at all. While this may be another issue of X-Men, this comic book sets up future interactions coming soon. Before that happens be sure to pick this one up at your local comic book shop or purchase it online wherever copies are sold. A reckoning is coming and its going to be good.

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X-Men (2021) #30

Jan 24, 2024

Overall, X-Men #30 is worth reading due to understanding the device they are going to use to free the human population and a tragic event that happened with the High Evolutionary. Readers shouldnt miss out on what happens in this book. Be sure to purchase this comic book at your local comic book store or online where copies are sold.

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10
X-Men (2021) #33

Apr 5, 2024

Overall, X-Men #33 is worth reading and it is part of the main story so its a must-read to understand whats going on. Its leading into something bigger and badder but the cliffhanger that it left on can only be another obstacle for the X-Men. Wheres Magneto when you need him? Anyway, be sure to pick this comic book up at your local comic shop or purchase this comic book online where copies are sold. Dont miss this one!

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10
X-Men (2021): Hellfire Gala #1

Aug 3, 2023

Color Artists: Rain Beredo, Ceci De La Cruz, Matthew Wilson, Erick Arciniega, Marte Gracia

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