Ian Cameron's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Shoot The Breeze Comics Reviews: 24
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9.8
Champions #21

Jun 21, 2018

The conclusion to this new arc, and the introduction to new superhero Snowguard is handled very effectively, allowing for some truly gorgeous fight-sequences & a breath-taking final page! The issue may have benefitting from an extra couple of pages to wrap up the Master's involvement in the plot, but the fight with Alpha Flight & Snowguard's debut are so fun this is very easily forgiven!

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9.8
Champions #22

Jul 11, 2018

Jim Zub continues to delight and entertain with Champions, taking advantage of every potential story-opportunity to grow the characters, ensuring a very rewarding experience for loyal readers! Combine that with cool new designs for Ironheart and the recently-renamed "Brawn", and some wonderfully vibrant art from guest-penciller Kevin Libranda, and this is yet another superb entry of Champions! Don't miss it!

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10
Champions #24

Sep 15, 2018

This is a very moving issue. The comic itself is clearly a discussion of the effects school shootings can have on children who have to live with these horrific events. Marvel has even marketed the comic as such. Do I think this comic does so effectively? I'm not sure I'm the best person to ask, as living and growing up in Canada means that I've never had to deal with this fear. I do think the comic tells a very compelling story and does not hide from the subject it seeks to discuss.

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6.5
Death Of The Inhumans #1

Jul 5, 2018

This miniseries is not for fans of the Inhumans. If you've been enjoying any of their recent series or their development, you will be very turned off by this comic. But for a comic titled "Death of the Inhumans", it certainly doesn't false-advertise. It delivers on what it promises, in a very brutal, dreary way.

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7.0
Death Of The Inhumans #2

Aug 2, 2018

While wisely choosing to give readers a respite from the onslaught of this story for the majority of this issue, the art still struggles on occasion, and the overall thrust of this story is a little too heartbreaking for me. Also, THEY KILLED LOCKJAW.

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9.6
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1

Nov 7, 2018

This comic is OH SO MUCH FUN and a great follow-up to the new series itself. If you've been enjoying series 11 of Doctor Who, you owe it to yourself to pick this comic up, and to keep doing so as long as Jody Houser and Rachel Stott continue to work on it!

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7.8
Green Arrow (2016) #41

Jun 16, 2018

This two-parter begins fairly well writing-wise, as Mairghread Scott shows she knows how to show off Green Arrow's more compelling character-traits, and conveys his snarky attitude when stressed pretty effectively. However the book might've benefited from a different art team, or perhaps a bit more lead-in time to prep the pages, as the prison feels a bit to spare in details for my taste, and the action, while overall cohesive, isn't particularly visually interesting. Overall, it's an efficient, enjoyable start to a Green Arrow story but maybe not one too memorable.

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8.4
Green Arrow (2016) #42

Jul 6, 2018

The second part of "Better Than" continues and concludes the prior entry's plot & characterization very efficiently, and the art, well-handled in part one, becomes even better in the second. The story crafts a terrific conflict for a Green Arrow comic, and one that highlights a very real problem and concern when it comes to how people are treated while incarcerated. Highlighting very real social problems is something some of the best Green Arrow stories do, and this two-parter is no exception. I highly recommend giving it a read!

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7.5
Green Arrow (2016) #43

Aug 1, 2018

The overall set-up & character work in this issue is great, but the main plot for this first arc isn't' quite engaging me at this point. Hopefully in issues to come the creative team can land some bullseyes, as the potential is definitely in sight!

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4.8
Green Arrow (2016) #44

Sep 5, 2018

This run started out so promisingly and unfortunately has hit a major hurdle, with both the lead character and the biggest supporting character being so horrendously written out of character. It's going to take a miracle to fix such a massive error, and if I weren't obligated to do so, I'd stop reading Green Arrow right now for this.

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9.6
Green Arrow (2016) #45

Oct 3, 2018

It hurts to see Roy gone, but for anyone who's a fan of him, as Arsenal, Speedy or Red Arrow, any fans of the Titans, and any Green Arrow fans, this comic is a beautiful, must-read tribute to one of DC's most relatable legacy characters.

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9.8
Green Arrow (2016) #47

Dec 10, 2018

While it's sad to see such talented creators ushered away from Green Arrow, they delivered an incredibly fun, entertaining Green Arrow adventure that honours the heart of the Emerald Archer. Julie & Shawna Benson, German Peralta, Alex Maleev, John Kalisz & Deron Bennett all depart Green Arrow on a high-note!

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7.6
Green Arrow (2016) Annual #2

Jun 15, 2018

The first entry in Julie & Shawna Benson's new direction for Green Arrow is very engaging, and the increased page count allows for a very well-told recount of how Oliver wound up in Justice League: No Justice, and captures both his voice and the love he has for Black Canary, quite well.

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9.8
Infinity Countdown: Champions #1

Jun 21, 2018

This is a can't-miss character piece for Marvel's wonderful young Nova!

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9.9
Infinity Countdown: Champions #2

Jul 5, 2018

After an incredibly engaging first entry, the follow-up with Infinity Countdown: Champions #2 is equally enthralling and enjoyable, providing more character development for not only Nova, but also Ironheart as well. The action is both pleasantly fluid and easy to follow, and the ending to the story sets up some very interesting potential stories for both Sam and Riri down the road.

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10
Plastic Man (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

The pairing of Plastic Man with Gail Simone is a match made in heaven, and Gail takes every advantage to show off her rapier-sharp sense of humor with the book, but like her Deadpool run before, starts a story that will capture readers' hearts, making sure they're invested in this dark mystery that Eel finds himself caught up in.

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10
Plastic Man (2018) #2

Jul 12, 2018

Gail Simone, Adriana Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick & Simon Bowland continue the high quality of the first issue with this entry, even raising the bar! All aspects of this comic remain top-notch, and the further fleshing out of Plastic Man's character by his actions in this comic are quickly making it one of the best character-pieces I've read in ages! It's a shame this is only a six-issue miniseries, as I'd LOVE to see this creative-team continue to tell more stories with Eel O'Brian! Is this comic "wang"? I DON'T KNOW, but I do know it's not-to-be-missed!

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10
Plastic Man (2018) #4

Sep 12, 2018

Another AMAZING issue, advancing all plot threads very organically, guest-starring the underappreciated Secret Six, and with lots of great Pado Swakatoon moments throughout? Yeah, this comic is a must-buy if you love fun or mysteries or especially both!

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10
Plastic Man (2018) #5

Oct 10, 2018

This issue continues the miniseries trend of highlighting why Plastic Man is such a wacky, wild character, and makes me love the stretchy superhero more and more! When I'm this distraught over a story only being six issues and being this desperate for more, the comic's done something very very right!

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10
Plastic Man (2018) #6

Nov 15, 2018

This miniseries has been an absolute delight to follow along with, highlighting the strengths of both the creators behind it and the titular hero in front. Plastic Man is a love-letter to the strange, wacky, mischevious & kind-hearted Eel O'Brian, delivering laughs, joys and acceptance of others that we all could use more of!

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9.3
Shazam! (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

This is a comic series Geoff Johns has been trying to get off the ground for half a decade, and with its fun characterization, wacky artwork & intriguing set-up for the first story-arc, I think it was worth the wait! This first issue is very promising, but it's too early to tell if, like Geoff Johns's relaunching of Justice Society of America or Green Lantern, if he's caught lightning in a bottle yet again.

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9.5
The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney #1

Oct 17, 2018

Overall, a very fun, engaging outing that allows for Mera to have the spotlight and shine! A great example of how to write and plot a tie-in to show off the supporting cast of an on-going series!

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10
The Unstoppable Wasp (2018) #1

Oct 16, 2018

The return of Nadia Van Dyne's solo-series is just as excellent as the original Unstoppable Wasp comics, jammed-full of wonderful writing, art, and women-in-STEM perfection. If you enjoy fun in your comics, you should most DEFINITELY buy this one!

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10
The Unstoppable Wasp (2018) #2

Nov 14, 2018

This series continues to highlight just how incredibly glamorous & lovable Jeremy Whitley's writing & Gurihiru's art are! Both blending perfectly together to create one of the most endearing comics I've ever had the pleasure of reading. It's impossible not to fall in love with Unstoppable Wasp!

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