Jacob Hill's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 73
7.7Avg. Review Rating

9.1
Abbott #3

Mar 30, 2018

Grounded writing and art make "Abbott" far more than the sum of its parts.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.6
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3

Jun 9, 2017

An uncharacteristically weak issue fails to make Gamora more interesting.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.7
All-New Wolverine #31

Mar 2, 2018

Deadpool is the perfect foil to explore the darkness, humor, and heart in Wolverine and Honey Badger.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.7
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #799

Apr 20, 2018

Man superhero fight issue gets too bogged down in Osborn family drama.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.3
America #1

Mar 2, 2017

A fun first issue that promises to satisfy superfans, andmaybe even do some recruiting for Team America.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.5
Analog #2

May 10, 2018

Beneath all the noir cliches and hard drinking heroes lies a genius science fiction story.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.6
Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem #1

Mar 24, 2017

The creative team never manages to gel, even as they spend this issue showcasing their talents. Their fantastic ideas deserve a better comic.

View Issue       View Full Review
3.8
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #1

Jun 8, 2018

Waid and Garron completely miss what makes these characters shine.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.2
Assassinistas #3

Mar 9, 2018

"Assassinistas" #3 is a unique sitcom; it's lots of fun even before you consider the legendary artwork by Gilbert Hernandez.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.9
Avengers (2016) #685

Mar 23, 2018

When something this complicated feels so simple, you know you've got a good smashy fighty capes and tights book.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.2
Batman (2016) #17

Feb 17, 2017

matched creative team hits all the right beats in the middle chapter of what is shaping up to be an unforgettable arc.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Batwoman (2017) #1

Mar 16, 2017

A new chapter of Kate Kane's story has her making her own way, far from her allies in Gotham.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.3
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #5

Oct 19, 2017

Three wildly different stories try to find the dark humor in terrible things.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.8
Black Bolt #1

May 4, 2017

"Black Bolt" #1 has lofty goals and a creative team that understands how to craft a fine comic book issue.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.4
Black Magick #6

Jun 30, 2017

It's been a long time, but "Black Magick" #6 was well worth the wait.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.1
Black Panther & the Crew #1

Apr 14, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.1 " The book never quite lives up to its enormous ambitions, but I'm definitely going to be picking up issue 2.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.6
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #3

Jun 23, 2017

Britannia overwhelms with ideas, but they're all good ideas.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.0
Champions #20

May 25, 2018

A fun but disposable environmental adventure story.

View Issue       View Full Review
4.9
Charmed (2017) #1

Mar 10, 2017

My first steps into the world of "Charmed" failed to enchant.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.2
Curse Words #2

Feb 23, 2017

You have a new favorite Image book and its name is "Curse Words!"

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Curse Words #6

Jul 20, 2017

The second arc of Curse Wordsopens with a bang and a shazooom.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Curse Words: Holiday Special #1

Dec 21, 2017

A fun one shot that will warm the freaky little hearts of the series fans.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.8
Daredevil (2015) #595

Nov 10, 2017

This is the right story at the right time by the best team who could be telling it.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #31

May 4, 2018

Priest has found two characters as calculating and brilliant as he is. Two unbeatable characters collide, and I have no idea how it will end.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #955

Apr 28, 2017

Tynion impresses as he makes old stories feel new again.

View Issue       View Full Review
5.5
Ducktales #1

Sep 28, 2017

A forgettable comic that misses most of its opportunities to shine.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.8
Exiles (2018) #1

Apr 12, 2018

Exiles #1 sets the standard for starting a new adventure series.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.6
Extremity #8

Nov 2, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.6 " "Extremity" is a beautifully drawn science fantasy story, desperately trying to earn the right to be called "epic."

View Issue       View Full Review
5.8
Flash (2016) #27

Jul 28, 2017

An important showdown is undermined by many inconsistencies.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.7
Flash (2016) #39

Jan 25, 2018

The Flash #39 comes quick out of the gate, but quickly forgets which way it's running.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.4
Generation X (2017) #6

Sep 7, 2017

It turns out mutant teenagers with powers and problems is a winning formula for a comic book.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.2
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1

Oct 26, 2017

This first issue takes a while to get going, but should be fun for fans of the series.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.6
Harbinger: Renegade #6

Aug 10, 2017

A risky issue that doesn't always nail the execution, but gets points for trying.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.5
Hulk (2016) #2

Jan 27, 2017

A well put together issue that at the end of the day is really uncomfortable to read.

View Issue       View Full Review
5.5
Infinity Countdown: Prime #1

Feb 23, 2018

Either a really good primer for people who want to skip reading a lot of other comics, or a recap for those who might have forgotten.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.3
Inhumans Prime #1

Mar 31, 2017

A fun story in it's own right, and one that makes a great case for following the adventures of the many different Inhumans.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.8
James Bond: The Body #1

Jan 18, 2018

Bond is seeing a resurgence in comics, and no writer gets 007 better than Ales Kot.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Kill the Minotaur #1

May 15, 2017

A quality creative team's take on the myth of the labyrinth may end up being one of the definitive tellings.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.8
Klaus: The Crisis in Xmasville #1

Dec 8, 2017

An excellent creative team crafts something that never quite comes together.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.6
Ladycastle #4

Jun 1, 2017

"Ladycastle" is fun, if a little predictable, but filled with totally gorgeous artwork.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.8
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #22

Sep 1, 2017

Lunella Lafayette solves problems with her heart, not her fists, and we are all the better for it.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.8
Mystik U #2

Feb 1, 2018

A fun, sweet comic that offers a familiar story that will please fans of the genre.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.5
New Mutants: Dead Souls #1

Mar 15, 2018

A fun mutant diversion that comes with no strings attached.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.5
Nick Fury (2017) #1

Apr 21, 2017

Comic book action executed at the highest level.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.9
Paper Girls #13

Apr 7, 2017

Vaughan and friends turn out a great issue of what might be his best series in years.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.5
Rat Queens (2017) #6

Nov 23, 2017

I came looking for a magic missile, but what I found was more of a delayed blast fireball. It takes a while to get there, but when it does, it's magical.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.8
Rat Queens (2017) #9

May 17, 2018

Rat Queens #9 is filled with fun scenes that never connect to form a coherent story.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Rise of the Black Panther (2018) #1

Jan 5, 2018

The definitive telling of the rise of the Black Panther.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.9
Runaways (2017) #4

Dec 15, 2017

Despite some strange creative choices, "Runaways" is just such sweet fun.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.6
Secret Warriors (2017) #6

Sep 15, 2017

A fine story of clashing personalities overcoming their differences. And Deadpool is there too.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.3
Sex Criminals #20

Aug 3, 2017

Fraction and Zdarsky nail the issue, the characters nail each other.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.4
Shadowman (2018) #2

Apr 26, 2018

Punching gators and slaying zombies; in other words, a regular Wednesday for Jack Boniface.

View Issue       View Full Review
5.5
Spirits of Vengeance (2017) #1

Oct 6, 2017

The designs may be rad as heck, but "Spirits of Vengeance" is a muddled and confusing first issue.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.8
Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #1

May 18, 2017

Static artwork holds back what would otherwise be a classic story in the Star Trek Mirror Universe.

View Issue       View Full Review
3.2
Star Trek: Discovery #1

Nov 30, 2017

The Light of Kahless tells a mostly familiar story, but worse.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.2
Star Wars (2014): Screaming Citadel #1

May 11, 2017

A terrifically fun first issue that's quintessential Star Wars and unlike anything you've ever seen in the galaxy far, far away.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.3
Star Wars Adventures #2

Sep 22, 2017

If you have young kids in your life who digStar Wars, this is a book for them.

View Issue       View Full Review
5.8
Star Wars: Darth Maul #1

Feb 3, 2017

Demonic Zabrak Sith Lords are inherently cool, but a story of how bored he is seems like wasted potential.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.2
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #3

Jul 14, 2017

Darth Vader gets knocked around in a simple but phenomenally drawn story.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.0
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #1

Aug 25, 2017

A flashback, within a heist, within a vibrant and expansive universe.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.7
Star Wars: Thrawn #1

Feb 16, 2018

"Thrawn" is more than just a simple adaptation, and it elevates the story into a new medium.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.4
Stellar #1

Jun 14, 2018

The wonderful alien vistas are worth the price of admission, but unfortunately the story in "Stellar" #1 is a bit too slight.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.2
The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1

Jun 16, 2017

An even chapter that may turn into a fun Dresden mystery.

View Issue       View Full Review
6.6
The Expanse Origins #3

May 26, 2017

Not great comics, but fans of the series may shed a tear for the toughest decision of Alex Kamal's life.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
The Wicked + The Divine #26

Feb 10, 2017

Team WicDiv make fabulous pacing and comic book storytelling look easy.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.4
The Wicked + The Divine #29

Jul 6, 2017

Imperial Phase Part II starts to tie up dangling threads in thrilling, dreadful ways.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.8
The Wicked + The Divine #32

Oct 12, 2017

A near perfectly executed comic that takes the gods-as-pop-stars premise to tremendous, preposterous, ridiculous heights.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.8
The Wicked + The Divine #33

Nov 17, 2017

“The Wicked + the Divine” is a tremendous comic book, obviously one I love a great deal. What this issue lacked it action, it more than made up for in nearly every other way. Character beats were stunning. Plot points were staggering. Everyone brought their A game. This far into the series, we're more concerned with ending things than beginning new ones, and WicDiv #33 sets the stage for a grand finale.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.7
The Wicked + The Divine #35

Apr 6, 2018

Another twisty issue of "WicDiv" leaves no ambiguity as it breaks ours hearts with more betrayal.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.8
Tony Stark: Iron Man #1

Jun 22, 2018

Final Verdict: 8.8 " What if Willy Wonka made robots instead of chocolate? It would look something like this delightful first issue.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.0
Valiant High #1

May 31, 2018

Hilarious, appealing, and packed with oodles of style. To the right reader, it'll probably feel like more of an 11/10.

View Issue       View Full Review
7.7
Witchblade (2017) #2

Jan 11, 2018

Witchblade #2 is well-drawn and well-written, but it needs to get going already.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.8
Young Monsters in Love #1

Feb 8, 2018

An excellent anthology built around a strong theme and stronger creative teams.

View Issue       View Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...

June

May

More