Jacob Malewitz's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics Bulletin Reviews: 6
7.8Avg. Review Rating

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Batman #648

Jan 9, 2006

Issue 648 of Batman has lots of action and intrigue, but very little Batman. The story reads fast, even with a lot of dialogue between Black Mask and Red Hood. It sets the stage for some very interesting storytelling. The concept of Jason Todd returning from the dead is key in making the story work. In the end, its a comic worth reading, but beware, if youre against Batman playing a backup role perhaps you should look somewhere else.

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Iron Man (2004) #7

May 23, 2006

With all the negatives of this issue the series still looks to be moving up, and now that its a monthly again, true Iron Man fans can prepare to experience more of Iron Mans world.

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Iron Man: The Inevitable #1

Dec 29, 2005

Issue #1 of Iron Man: The Inevitable isnt a major event in comics, but its still a worthwhile read for any major Iron Man fan. It not only brings out some of the cooler Iron Man foes, but also will likely be a breakout series for illustrator Frazer Irving.

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Jeremiah Harm #2

Mar 27, 2006

The artwork in Jeremiah Harm edges towards minimalist. Rael Lyra and company provide enough bang-for-buck in telling the story without overwhelming the reader. The color is straightforward: it is slimmed down and works without the usual dominating darkness in hard-boiled detective dramas. Action is a crucial ingredient in any comic hoping to maintain a readers interest. The first issue of Jeremiah Harm was the setup and had little action. Issue two isnt full of action, but it does have more action than issue one. The comics true merit lies in its gentle cadence and its appealing protagonist. The issue lacks major fight scenes, which isnt always bad, and focuses on getting the reader acquainted with Harm and the aliens. Harm as a character is the main hook of the comic but the comics well placed imagery and realistic supporting characters also provide the basis for an enjoyable read. The prospects for this series are very high. A solo detective in a futuristic universe al

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Jeremiah Harm #3

May 18, 2006

In the beginning of the story everything seems fresh and the action (namely Skiver tearing up the Raptor gang) movies quickly from panel to panel. But as the issue continues, it is slowed down by dialogue and doesnt focus on Jeremiah Harm enough. This issue lacks the characterization of previous issues. Jeremiah Harm is a fascinating character who isnt explored enough in this issue; perhaps instead of introducing new characters, more focus should be placed on the characters introduced in the first issue. Harm does stand out as a classic anti-hero, not out to save anyone but himself. The artwork is vibrant, showing specific details to set each scene. The character sketches fit into the story perfectly, as weve already seen, and its the artwork that allows Jeremiah Harm to receive a high grade and respect. The artwork shows how much Boom! Studios is out to make a name for itself by making quality comics. In the end Jeremiah Harm #3 is a grand ride that should be enjoyed.

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Talent #1

May 18, 2006

Good premise doesnt always mean a good story but almost everything works in this first issue of Talent. Parts of the story have too much dialogue. Early in the issue a lot of explaining and analysis is done when Nicholas Dane is found. Later, when Dane is explaining himself, again, there is too much dialogue. This can be forgiven as the reader needs to understand the story in order to enjoy it. And a first issue almost always has a lot of telling to do. The strengths of this issue far outweigh its weaknesses. The writing is overtly cool, blending suspense and a grasp of the improbable. The suspense builds from panel to panel, and this peaks the readers curiosity. The writing is excellent because of an almost perfect combination of action and dialogue. No reader will be bored with the Talent #1. The artwork comes across like a cartoon with a lot of blacks and grays added. Its different than anything else being published by Boom! Studios because of Azacetas very human fig

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