Isaiah Hernandez's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Watch Reviews: 75
8.0Avg. Review Rating

7.8
Avengers (2018) #60

Sep 23, 2022

Writer Mark Russell takes the premise of Marvel's latest crossover and does wonders with it, resulting in a charming story that makes for a great stand-alone read. No prior knowledge of Avengers or Judgment Day required!

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7.8
Avengers (2018) #61

Oct 20, 2022

Avengers #61is not a total remedy for all the current runs past shortcomings, but its focus on interpersonal drama is a step in the right direction.

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7.6
Avengers (2018) #62

Nov 10, 2022

Avengers #62 offers up plenty of artistic flare, but little story progression with no real resolutions.

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8.4
Avengers (2018) #64

Jan 6, 2023

Avengers #64 delivers on action and spectacle with a pleasant sprinkle of character-focused moments, giving this previously lethargic storyline a necessary boost of energy.

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8
Avengers (2018) #65

Feb 2, 2023

Avengers #65 tells a familiar story of a villain who searches for meaning in the aftermath of his ultimate victory, executing the trope with enough unique flare to make for an engaging tale.

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7.6
Avengers (2018) #66

Mar 9, 2023

Avengers #66 has some thrills to offer, but it can't help but feel as if the narrative is being stretched to unnecessary lengths. However, fantastic visuals and the rare character moment continue to carry this comic onward.

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8.6
Avengers (2023) #1

May 17, 2023

Avengers #1 addresses the team's lack of direction in recent years and sets them on a more focused path while still providing satisfactory action, adventure and wit.

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9.2
Avengers (2023) #2

Jun 21, 2023

Avengers #12 provides a familiar yet refreshing blend of old-fashioned heroics with high-concept exposition that is bound to have readers invested in the blossoming mystery.

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8.2
Avengers (2023) #5

Sep 27, 2023

Avengers #5 is a visual feast for the eyes with its well-designed new villains and gargantuan sci-fi set pieces. The issue successfully balances a drearier tone while maintaining a heroic and hopeful spirit.

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9.2
Avengers (2023) #6

Oct 11, 2023

Avengers #6 wraps up the comic's introductory arc with a great sense of resolution and victory, while still leaving the door open for captivating mysteries to explored soon.

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8
Avengers (2023) #7

Nov 1, 2023

Avengers #7 is a dark issue that frames Wanda Maximoff in the center of an unforetold prophecy, perfectly setting the stage for a serious and high-stakes turn of events.

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8.8
Avengers (2023) #8

Dec 6, 2023

Avengers #8 quickly and effectively gives emotional depth to the heroes' new adversaries, establishing them as morally grey rivals who pose an intimidating challenge.

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7.8
Avengers (2023) #9

Jan 11, 2024

Avengers #9 feels like a blast from the past with its lengthy action and witty, light-hearted banter, cementing the Twilight Court as worthy foes for the titular heroes.

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8.6
Avengers (2023) #10

Feb 7, 2024

Avengers #10 brings a classic Avengers villain face-to-face with a brand new threat, doing much to establish Myrridin as an intelligent and cunning foe for the Earth's mightiest heroes.

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8
Avengers (2023) #11

Mar 6, 2024

Avengers #11 is a delightful side quest and reintroduction for the team's most faithful and beloved civilian ally.

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8
Avengers (2023) #12

Apr 4, 2024

Avengers #12 is a stellar tie-in to the ongoing X-Men comics that expands on the global war against Orchis while allowing the protagonists to shine as noble and capable heroes.

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8
Avengers (2023) #13

Apr 24, 2024

Avengers #13 brings the team and their allies together for a tense and visually stimulating battle in Earth's upper atmosphere, with some unexpected twists along the way.

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8.6
Avengers (2023) #14

May 9, 2024

Avengers #14 assembles a new grouping of heroes to face-off against the undead in an exhilarating issue filled with fun character moments and well-choreographed action.

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7.8
Avengers (2023) #15

Jun 12, 2024

Avengers #15 lets its ragtag cast of heroes shine in this gratifying, well-drawn, vampire-slaying adventure.

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7.2
Avengers Assemble (2022): Omega #1

Apr 20, 2023

There are a handful of emotional moments that may hit hard for the more invested readers, but the rest of Avengers Assemble: Omega does not make for a thrilling finale, or a smooth transition into the team's next era.

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7
Avengers Assemble (2022): Alpha #1

Nov 30, 2022

Avengers Assemble #1 is a slow and rather rough start to what is meant to be the epic conclusion of the Avengers' current era, stretching a clich hero versus hero fight to an unnecessary length.

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8.4
Avengers Forever (2021) #13

Jan 19, 2023

Avengers Forever #13taps into the imaginative fun that comes with the concept of the multiverse, provided entertaining action and an unexpected reveal.

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8
Avengers Forever (2021) #14

Feb 16, 2023

Avengers Forever #14 makes for a solid romp overall, and following the exploits of this specific Steve Rogers variant does provide a nice change of pace, but after several issues of non-stop fighting, the fun is admittedly beginning to wane.

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8.4
Avengers Forever (2021) #15

Mar 16, 2023

The art team of Avengers Forever #15 bring the comic's visuals to new heights, delivering the most stunning issue of this current arc yet.

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8
Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C. #1

Aug 17, 2022

Avengers 1,000,000 BC provides some of the interpersonal drama and conflict that the current Avengers ongoing has been desperately needing, but does not devote enough time to expanding upon character relationships in any meaningful way. And it certainly does not succeed in making Thor's birth feel like a monumental event.

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8.2
Carnage (2022) #5

Aug 24, 2022

Carnage #5 places Detective Jonathan Shayde and Cletus Kasady on the back burner to remind you who this comic is really about. Carnage's journey towards godhood takes a more introspective turn that may, for the first time since this series began, leave you rooting for him to succeed...if only out of morbid curiosity.

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8.4
Carnage (2022) #6

Sep 23, 2022

The scope of Ram V's story continues to grow without ever alienating the readers. For such a wild ride, Carnagehas progressed so steadily that the inclusion of Norse goddesses and mythological creatures doesn't feel jarring in the slightest, which is an impressive accomplishment, to say the least.

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8.6
Carnage (2022) #7

Oct 20, 2022

Many different parties are now at play in Carnages quest for god-like power. Issue #7 does a fantastic job of elevating the stakes of its narrative while maintaining focus on the lone detective stuck in the middle.

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9
Carnage (2022) #8

Dec 28, 2022

While previous issues have not shied away from gore and disturbing imagery, Carnage #8 fully embraces the conventions of the horror genre for the first time and to great effect.

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8.4
Carnage (2022) #9

Jan 13, 2023

Carnage #9 establishes the next stage of the titular symbiote's mythical journey, and introduces a mysterious new character who could prove vital to bringing this quest for god-like power to an end.

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8
Carnage (2022) #10

Feb 23, 2023

Carnage #10 gives its titular character a major upgrade and sets the stage for a battle between the deadly symbiote and its former host, making for a solid issue full of tension and dramatic flare.

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8.4
Carnage (2022) #11

Mar 22, 2023

The long-awaited meeting between Cletus Kasady and newcomer Kenneth Neely finally occurs, delivering substantial drama that adds depth to both characters and builds up anticipation for a reunion between the Carnage symbiote and its former host.

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8
Carnage (2022) #12

Apr 13, 2023

Carnage #12 doubles-down on the dark nature of its characters with an issue that is bound to leave readers on their edge of their seat to see who will come out on top of this conflict, even if they're unsure who to root for at this point.

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7.8
Carnage (2022) #13

Jun 2, 2023

While Carnage's journey has delved into the realm of fantasy, his former host Cletus has taken a path towards science-fiction, providing a nice change of tone and scenery that makes Carnage #13 feel reinvigorating.

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7.4
Carnage (2022) #14

Jun 15, 2023

Carnage #14 piles more and more complexity onto the raging street battle between Cletus Kasady and Brooklyn's own Spider-Man, but with the comic's other, more intriguing plotline put on hold, it can't help but feel like Carnage Reigns is a detour that has gone on a little too long.

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8
Carnage (2023) #1

Nov 22, 2023

Carnage #1 brings the titular character back to his roots with the return of Cletus Kassidy while putting an inventive spin on the duo to push them in a horror-inspired direction.

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7.6
Carnage (2023) #2

Dec 28, 2023

Carnage #2 explains Cletus Kasady's mysterious objective and sets him up for interesting personal struggle, while giving Flash Thompson clearer means to stop him.

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7.6
Carnage (2023) #3

Jan 31, 2024

Carnage #3 reaches new horrific heights with impressively gruesome violence that will result in major ramifications for both hero and villain alike.

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8
Carnage (2023) #4

Feb 29, 2024

In Carnage #4, Cletus Kasady is an unstoppable force of chaos operating at the top of his game. His showdown with Anti-Venom is an excellent display of the creative team's artistic talent.

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7.8
Carnage (2023) #6

Apr 10, 2024

Carnage #6 takes a quick, superfluous, but also entertaining detour into Venom's multiverse before delivering another solid chapter of its crime thriller plotline.

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7.4
Carnage (2023) #7

May 15, 2024

Carnage #7 comes out swinging with a fun action sequence that never lets up. Flash Thompson's sour luck doesn't change, but he does gain some new allies in this increasingly tense battle.

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7.4
Carnage (2023) #8

Jun 6, 2024

Carnage #8 brings the vulnerability out of its reprehensible protagonist, revealing some unforeseen and fascinating connection to the character of Flash Thompson.

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7.4
Carnage Reigns (2023): Alpha

May 4, 2023

While the contents may feel a bit off-kilter for a comic with Carnages name slapped on the cover, Alpha is a splendid highlight reel of all the qualities that make Miles Morales a compelling character, and will most likely convince some readers to pick up Spider-Man's future adventures.

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7.6
Carnage Reigns (2023): Omega

Jun 28, 2023

Carnage Reigns caps off this energetic and explosive battle with a hero team-up that provides the most endearing portrayal of Iron Man and Miles Morales in a while, making them a duo that readers will undoubtedly want to see more of in the future.

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7.4
Death of the Venomverse (2023) #1

Aug 3, 2023

Death of the Venomverse #1 takes the predictable approach by showing off several symbiotic hero amalgamations, but makes fun enough use of them to justify abundance.

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8.2
Extreme Venomverse (2023) #1

May 11, 2023

Extreme Venomverse #1 is surprisingly grounded and humble for a comic featuring a character named "Samurai Venom." The writing team avoids the easy route and instead uses the multiverse to offer interesting new perspectives on familiar characters.

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7.8
Tiger Division (2022) #1

Nov 2, 2022

Tiger Division #1 takes on the monumental task of establishing not just one, but an entire team of relatively new characters within the Marvel universe. With a somewhat standard yet well-executed narrative, it succeeds in fleshing out its characters and setting them up for a larger, more interesting plot.

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8.2
Venom (2021) #10

Sep 14, 2022

Venom #10 takes a dark turn, bringing Eddie Brock face-to-face with his inner demons in an unexpected way.

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8
Venom (2021) #11

Oct 13, 2022

Venom #11 takes the narrative focus back to Earth, leaving readers in incredible suspense after the dramatic cliffhanger of the preceding issue, while also hinting at further twists and turns that will surely keep you anticipating the next installments of both subplots.

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8.8
Venom (2021) #12

Oct 26, 2022

Venom #12 builds upon the dramatic tension of its preceding issue with great effectiveness, and serves as a captivating coming-of-age story for Dylan Brock.

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8.2
Venom (2021) #13

Nov 10, 2022

Venom #13 takes a little detour into the realm of Limbo, interweaving its own narrative with some obvious set-up for an upcoming crossover in an impressively smooth way.

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8.2
Venom (2021) #14

Dec 28, 2022

Venom #14 drafts Eddie Brock into the conflict of Dark Web, making for a light read with few contributions the the book's main narrative. However, it does deliver on an entertaining confrontation between Venom and X-Men powerhouse Synch, which makes up for most of its shortcomings.

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7.6
Venom (2021) #16

Feb 2, 2023

While lacking in substantial story progression, Venom #16 offers enough interesting character interactions to make for an entertaining issue.

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8.2
Venom (2021) #17

Mar 2, 2023

The latest chapter in Eddie Brock's odyssey has him battling inner (and outer) demons in the realm of Limbo, leading to a visually stunning battle that makes creative use of wonky time travel logic.

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8
Venom (2021) #18

Apr 6, 2023

Eddie Brock continues his trippy misadventure through time and space, but the length of the current story arc is beginning to weigh on the comic, threatening to veer it off course.

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7.4
Venom (2021) #19

May 19, 2023

Centering the latest issue of Venom around Norman Osborne may prove a divisive creative choice amongst fans, but the execution and themes explored make this slight detour feel worth it.

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7.8
Venom (2021) #20

Jun 8, 2023

Venom #20 grants Eddie Brock a powerful new form and sends him off on a quest to face his demons and save his son, making it an extremely engaging issue.

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7.8
Venom (2021) #21

Jun 22, 2023

Venom #21 is an action-packed issue that leans into elements of body horror and dark humor to display the full capabilities of Eddie Brocks newfound abilities.

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7.6
Venom (2021) #22

Jul 5, 2023

Venom #22 brings two new players into this chaotic storyline, setting up the next phase in Dylan Brock's grand plan and creating some intriguing questions to be answered in his father's time-travel subplot.

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8
Venom (2021) #23

Jul 26, 2023

Venom #23 is a straightforward old-school team-up that unites to of the youngest symbiote hosts in the Marvel universe, setting up a brand new mystery and giving Dylan Brock an opportunity to grow as a character.

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7.8
Venom (2021) #24

Aug 23, 2023

Through its lengthy action, Venom #24 does a stellar job of establishing how much Eddie Brock and Doctor Doom dislike each other, which is bound to leave readers excited to find out how the rest of their time-travel adventure will play out.

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7.6
Venom (2021) #25

Sep 14, 2023

Venom #25 is more of a stealth Doctor Doom comic under the guise of an Eddie Brock-centric story, but it offers enough amusing time travel antics to entertain fans of both characters, and keeps up an enticing pace throughout its double-sized page length.

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8
Venom (2021) #26

Oct 12, 2023

Venom #26 takes the comic into a drastically different direction, making for a slightly awkward issue that is uplifted by spectacular visual presentation.

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7.6
Venom (2021) #27

Nov 1, 2023

Venom #27 stumbles in the development of its latest story arc, but excellent art and the promise of greater things to come with symbiote Black Widow should be enough to maintain readers' interests.

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7.4
Venom (2021) #28

Dec 7, 2023

Venom #28 stumbles by sidelining the character of Natasha Romanoff and downplaying the elements of espionage that made this story arc captivating initially.

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7.6
Venom (2021) #29

Jan 4, 2024

Venom #29 is an interesting chapter Eddie Brock's storyline that comes a bit too late, throwing off any readers who expected the arrival of a symbiote-empowered Black Widow to usher a new era for Venom.

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8.2
Venom (2021) #30

Feb 8, 2024

Venom #30 is a satisfying romp that grants Eddie Brock the strength to strike back against his enemies, but with the sudden arrival of Carnage, Eddie has jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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7.4
Venom (2021) #31

Mar 7, 2024

Venom #31 pits Dylan Brock against his father's most fearsome enemy and adds compelling new layers to his relationship with the Venom symbiote.

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7.2
Venom (2021) #32

Apr 4, 2024

Venom #32reignites Venom and Carnage's age-old rivalry, but at the cost of throwing the comic's new, original antagonist under the bus.

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8
Venom (2021) #33

May 9, 2024

Venom #33 is the series' most visually ambitious chapter, creating a spooky gothic atmosphere that complements its supernatural subject matter well.

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8.6
Venom (2021) #34

Jun 5, 2024

Venom #34 continues to bring the strongest visuals of Marvel's Blood Hunt event, and throws in some compelling character-work as the cherry on top.

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7.8
Venom (2021) #35

Jul 3, 2024

Venom #35 is a necessary and poignant pitstop on the journey towards Venom War that allows readers to emotionally reconnect with their favorite characters and what is at stake for them.

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7.4
Venomverse Reborn (2024) #1

Jun 19, 2024

Venomverse Reborn #1 shoots higher than the typical multiversal anthology, delivering tales that offer interesting new perspectives on Venom as a character.

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7.4
Web of Carnage (2023) #1

Jul 13, 2023

Web of Carnage bites off a bit more than it can chew by picking up characters and plot threads from other recent comics, leaving little room to give a member of its main cast a satisfying send-off.

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7.8
What If...? Venom (2024) #1

Feb 29, 2024

What If...?: Venom #1 doesn't exactly challenge the imagination with it's basic alternate history tale, but it does present a unique take on She-Hulk brilliantly brought to life by the artist and colorist.

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