Jaimee Nadzan's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: The Brazen Bull Reviews: 65
8.8Avg. Review Rating

9.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1

Jun 13, 2018

With Batman and Catwoman finally tying the knot, Seeley and Jung play with the idea of other hero/villain romantic relationships. Overall, the issue highlights Batgirls' total badassery, as she serves The Riddler the ultimate rejection: a crushing defeat.

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9.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood vs. Anarky #1

Jun 20, 2018

There's no pleasing everyone at a wedding, and Tim Seeley really highlights that in Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood vs. Anarky (2018-) #1. This is another great prelude issue. The wedding, as a theme, continues to produce some truly great storylines and mash-ups.

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9.2
Batwoman (2017) #17

Jul 18, 2018

The perfect balance between words and art, Bennett and Blanco make a perfect pairing. The literal and figurative use of time creates a complex opening to what is shaping into a terrific story arc.

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9.7
Batwoman (2017) #18

Aug 15, 2018

You really should be reading Batwoman already, but if you're not, go out and buy this issue. Marguerite Bennett's style for narrative is a truly amazing gift, and the level of thoughtfulness she brings to the Batwoman character is unmatched.

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8.7
Bully Wars #1

Sep 4, 2018

Bully Wars #1 is the perfect antidote to your end of summer blues! Skottie Young's script is familiar, but fresh, with those classic high school elements. While Aaron Conley's art crafts the mildly dank and moldy mood of Rottenville High. I'm looking forward to what's in store for these misfit cast of characters.

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9.2
Crowded #1

Aug 14, 2018

Set in the very near future, apps have taken over our day-today lives, but it's not all for the convenience and connection. Crowded #1 is a thoroughly interesting and exciting read that will leave the readers eager for issue #2.

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8.7
Crowded #2

Sep 11, 2018

Crowded #2 is an excellent follow-up to the action packed first issue. Now that many of the general questions about the world of Crowded are answered, I'm looking forward to delving deeper into the reason behind the crowdfund campaign and the identity of its originator.

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9.5
Cyber Force (2018) #3

May 29, 2018

With familiar story points, but a fresh perspective, Hawkins and Hill create an excellent back story for their character Aphrodite, while also setting up plot points for future issues. Cyber Force #3 is a stunning issue, both visually and narratively.

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8.0
Cyber Force (2018) #4

Jun 27, 2018

Cyber Force (2018) #4 continues to build on the storyline. While the action sequences help move the plot along, the series will need new elements soon to keep the story fresh. Right now, Aphrodite herself is holding it all together, complex and unyielding, a relatable cyborg character.

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8.5
Cyborg (2016) #23

Jun 6, 2018

The issue is a good read, even if it is a bit slow at times. What Wolfman ultimately accomplishes is the perfect of catch-22, where none of Cyborg's options led to a quick resolution. He also creates smaller plot points that will become more significant in future issues, rounding out the immediate action with the foreshadowing of future, more complex, conflicts.

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9.5
Descender #30

May 29, 2018

Do not miss this issue! Lemire and Nguyen strike the balance between word and art to create tension within the narrative.Jeff Lemire's brilliant narrative leaves the reader in suspense, and one last question: who will stand by Tim-21 and save the world?

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9.0
Descender #31

Jun 27, 2018

Lemire has consistently built suspense into his story, but this may be his finest issue yet. With the cards on the table and the players all in place, Tim-21 must beat the odds to save the world. And I think he might just pull it off.

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9.2
Descender #32

Jul 24, 2018

Descender #32 completes the series' run, but it also establishes the next series. The issue beautifully brings closure to the Descender storyline, while opening up new plot points for the following series. Lemire's words and Nguyen's art create the final, emotional ending for Tim-21's journey.

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7.5
Elsewhere #7

May 22, 2018

Uncertainty plays a large role in this issue, both for the characters and the readers. This issue takes readers from #6 to #8, but with little action in between. Faerber's does create a terrific cliffhanger that will bring readers back for issue #8.

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8.0
Elsewhere #8

Jul 10, 2018

I'm sad to see Elsewhere end, however, Faerber does a good job concluding the series early. Kesgin and Riley's art remains consistent to the last panel, giving readers their final glimpse of Korvath.

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10
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #3

Jun 6, 2018

Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3 is a terrific issue. Erik Burnhamhas created great storyline that is only enhanced by Dan Schoening and Luise Antonio Delgado's art and colors. Read it, you won't be disappointed.

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8.5
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #4

Jul 4, 2018

Burnham has once again impressed with his storytelling technique, blending classic Ghostbusters elements with his unique storyline. Schoening's artwork really brings each dimensions to life in this issue, tying in perfectly work Burnham's words.

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8.7
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #5

Aug 1, 2018

Once again, we see a little bit of the classic Ghostbusters fans love, mixed with something fresh, allowing Burnham to really explore the secondary stories he has created within the series. The stories are fully supernatural, with some suspenseful moments, but with plenty of humor as well. Tying it all together is Schoening's art, which really brings the ghostly threats to life.

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9.0
Goosebumps: Download & Die! #3

May 16, 2018

Goosebumps Download & Die #3 is your classic Goosebumps story with a 21st century tech twist. The storyline is fresh, but with nostalgic touches, bringing Goosebumps fans old and young together.

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10
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #7

May 29, 2018

If you are a fan of classic '80s horror, Scooby Doo, and Supernatural, this is the issue for you. Hack/Slash Resurrection #7 is a fantastic one-shot that pays homage to its horror roots, while remaining true to its voice.

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8.5
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #11

Sep 18, 2018

Hack/Slash: Resurrection #11 is the biting conclusion to the Vampirella storyline. Tini Howard weaves kick-ass fight scenes with humor and classic Cassie style, brining the arc to a spectacular, if somewhat crazy, conclusion!

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #44

Jun 20, 2018

Harley Quinn (2016-) #44 is a solid issue; Harley Quinn kicks some serious butt while working through her own personal issues. Sebela and Andolfo craft a well plotted conclusion to Harley Quinn's tale of two cults.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #46

Jul 18, 2018

Another solid Harley Quinn issue, Humphries creates a great pace in the issue between action and information weaving in plenty of Harley Quinn's over-the-top personality. Timms visualization of Apokolips has a kind of vintage video game feel, with its vibrant colors and interesting settings.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #47

Aug 1, 2018

Harley Quinn #47 is rollercoaster ride through Harley Quinn's mind and out of Apokolips. Writer, Sam Humphries, keeps the pressure on Harley Quinn as she figures out who she is, hero or not. Timms' artwork brings the whole issue together, with intense fight scenes and Harley Quinn's struggle with her inner selves.

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #48

Aug 15, 2018

Harley Quinn (2016-) #48 pits Harley against her most admirable foe yet"finances. Can our anti-hero earn enough to save her Coney Island home? Tune in next week to find out! Sam Humphries produces another high-energy, action-packed, wild and crazy Harley Quinn issue.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #49

Sep 5, 2018

Harley Quinn (2016-) #49 is a release-the-brakes issue of non-stop entertainment. Humphries knows how to weave suspense, mystery, and comedy, together to create a thoroughly enjoyable issue, which is only enhanced by Borges and Eltaeb artwork.

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8.9
Harley Quinn (2016) #50

Sep 19, 2018

Buckle-up, Harley Quinn (2016-) #50 is a whirlwind ride that takes Harley Quinn on her looniest adventure yet! Sam Humphries and the entire art team create on of the most entertaining issue of this series, paying tribute to the lunacy of Harley Quinn and her many colorful shenanigans.

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8.5
Mage: The Hero Denied #9

Jun 12, 2018

Wagner builds tension in Mage: The Hero Denied #9, complicating Kevin's quest with twists and turns. Family is still at the heart of the series, but it is uncertain if Kevin's family will forever be torn apart.

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8.0
Man of Steel (2018) #4

Jun 20, 2018

Man of Steel (2018-) #4 brings the action and suspense! Brian Michael Bendis' story will not disappoint, as it leaves the reader with an agonizing cliffhanger, sure to bring them back for the fifth issue.

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8.5
Man of Steel (2018) #5

Jun 27, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis has consistently kept the pace of this series. Every time you think you know what's coming next, Bendis takes a left turn. The result has been a complex and full bodied story.

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9.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #3

May 23, 2018

Mother Panic Gotham A.D. #3 is not to be missed. Intertwining storylines, new villains, and a cliffhanger you don't see coming all make this issue a must read.

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8.5
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #4

Jun 27, 2018

Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. continues to impress. At issue four, Houser builds in more suspense with new, complicating storylines. As the plot thickens, Mother Panic remains determined as ever, the key to saving Gotham.

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9.2
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #5

Jul 25, 2018

Mother Panic #5 is another consistent issue. Houser brings the main characters together, establishing the "good" guys and the "bad" guys and creates battle lines for future issues.

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9.8
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #6

Aug 22, 2018

Jody Houser outdoes herself this issue of Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. (2018-) #6. The scripting reaches a new level of intensity, with moments of extreme anguish, emphasized by the poetic-like words.Tommy Lee Edwards and Ibrahim Moustafa's art continues to dazzle, as Gotham A.D. remains gritty and dark.

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9.5
Nancy Drew (2018) #1

Jun 12, 2018

Nancy Drew #1 is a terrific debut issue. Thompson and St-Onge create the world of Nancy Drew while developing the storyline. Thompson's narrative leaves the reader anxious for issue #2, curious to see how Nancy will find a way out of her first major crisis.

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9.0
Nancy Drew (2018) #2

Jul 11, 2018

Thompson continues to build on the original storyline, while adding new elements to the mystery. The introduction of the new character, Pete, complicates the story, raising more questions for future issues.

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8.9
Nancy Drew (2018) #3

Aug 8, 2018

Kelly Thompson and Jenn St.-Onge continue to produce an exciting series. Nancy Drew #3 keeps a steady pace within the series. Thompson is careful to only reveal so much in each issue, creating an exquisite suspense for the reader.

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9.0
Nancy Drew (2018) #4

Sep 12, 2018

Another must-read issue! Kelly Thompson has a true gift for creating intense scenes that not only dazzle the reader, but move the plot forward at a steady pace.

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8.5
Outpost Zero #1

Jul 10, 2018

McKeever's storytelling shines through as he slowly reveals the plot to Outpost Zero. Complimenting his storytelling is Beaulieu and Tefenkgi's artwork, which creates the worlds within and outside the outpost.

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8.3
Outpost Zero #2

Aug 7, 2018

Outpost Zero #2 is a solid issue that creates a strong emotional narrative for the series. The combination of Sean McKeever's words and Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Alexandre Tefenkgi's artwork are the perfect storytelling balance.

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8.5
Proxima Centauri #1

Jun 13, 2018

Take the leap and buy this issue. Science fiction is a great genre, layering in psychedelic and dramatic elements only adds to the complexity of the plot. The artwork has a way of representing ideas that are too difficult to put into words, and the experience of reading becomes a visceral one.

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8.0
Proxima Centauri #2

Jul 17, 2018

This is another solid issue. Dalrymple lets the images speak for themselves, giving just enough written word to create context, but not too much that would overshadow the visual world. The pace of the story is steady, giving readers the just enough new information without rushing the issue.

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8.5
Proxima Centauri #3

Aug 14, 2018

Proxima Centauri #3 is another triumphant issue. Farel Dalrymple continues to create an intriguing and surprising world, with a moody, insecure teenager as the lead character.

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8.5
Proxima Centauri #4

Sep 11, 2018

Farel Dalrymple captures Sherwood's world in such narratively and visually realistic ways that the reader is left stunned by the stark truth found within the story.

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9.0
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #2

Jun 6, 2018

Get yourself a copy. If you love mysteries this is definitely the series for you. Issue #2 layers the story with new snippets of clues, keeping the story fresh and interesting.

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9.0
Star Wars Adventures #11

Jun 6, 2018

Issue #11 continues to impress! From the first to the last page, the world of Star Wars is wonderfully created in words and art. Star Wars fans of all ages will love this issue.

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8.5
Superman (2016): Special #1

May 16, 2018

One word: dinosaurs. As a fan of Land before Time and Jurassic Park, I can not help but to have a soft spot for any story that features prehistoric creatures. The writers do a great job visually crafting the animals, while adding a new twist to the classic dinosaur story. As for the two other stories in the issue, both work well with themes in "Escape from Dinosaur Island" as they incorporate the past into the stories. All in all, a classic tale with a just a slight twist.

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8.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1

May 23, 2018

Fast-paced and action packed, with a '90s vibe and a unique storyline, this series is sure to live up to the hype. The artwork adds dimension to the original storyline, building on the Carlson's writing.

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8.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #2

Jun 20, 2018

Intense. Gritty. Full of anguish. This series is shaping up to be a real rollercoaster, where each issue brings you a little closer to finding out the truth, then the breaks pull up and your free falling into another cliffhanger. Carlson and Fosco are doing a terrific job keeping the tension and suspense high, revealing just enough to keep you interested, but not enough to reveal what's coming next.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #3

Jul 11, 2018

TMNT Urban Legends #3 is another terrific issue. Carlson continues to keep the pace, building on previous issues, while also growing the storyline. Fosco's art continues to impress, setting the perfect tone for each panel.

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9.5
The X-Files: Case Files - Florida Man #2

May 23, 2018

Bizarre and punchy, The X-Files Case Files #2 taps into the classic X-Files vibe. Dawson's writing is top notch, and Casagrande and Califano's artwork compliments the storyline. And, well, gators!

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9.0
The X-Files: Case Files - Hoot Goes There? #1

Jul 18, 2018

Lansdale & Lansdale create an interesting case for Agents Mulder and Scully. Tapping into the elements of the Texas setting both Lansdale & Lansdale and Califano pack the issue with loads of local color, rounding out another terrific issue.

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9.0
Titans (2016): Special #1

Jun 13, 2018

The storyline is great, the characters terrific, and Abnett and Pelletier complement each other's work. Also, Natasha Irons is one of the coolest characters!

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9.5
Valiant High #1

May 29, 2018

Valiant High #1 is a fresh and fun reimagining of superheroes as high school students. In this debut issue, Kibblesmith creates dynamic characters that draw the reader in and keeps them interested until the very last second, and then, just a little longer.

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9.5
Valiant High #2

Jun 5, 2018

Valiant High #2 continues to impress! Kibblesmith crafts an excellent story, with high school drama, a missing student, and a mysterious janitor. And Charm's artwork perfectly balances the tone of Kibblesmith's writing, a bit peppy with mysterious undertones.

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9.0
Valiant High #3

Jul 3, 2018

Valiant High #3 has more than one big reveal, but the storyline isn't wrapped up yet. Kibblesmith has left the best for last for the conclusion of the his storyline.

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8.9
Valiant High #4

Jul 31, 2018

It's a bit cheesy at times, but the conclusion to the Valiant High series is fun to the last page. Kibblesmith's script is excellent to the very end, with just a touch of nostalgia. Complementing that, as always, is Charm's artwork.

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8.0
VS #4

May 29, 2018

Action packed with stellar fight scenes, this issue was fun to read and left me curious about the future of Flynn. Brandon and Ribic create the perfect balance between the written and visual narrative, letting the reading experience the action.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #48

Jun 13, 2018

Though Wonder Woman (2016-) #48 is more of a means to get from the previous issue to the next, there is still plenty to enjoy! Robinson has finally brought the heroes together to help Jason defeat The Dark Gods, but not before some really great fight scenes. As for the art, Merino's work is grade A terrific!

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #49

Jun 27, 2018

Robinson has truly set out to test the strength and limits of Wonder Woman with the Dark Gods storyline, and it's amazing. Every time you feel Wonder Woman moving towards victory, Robinson reverses everything. This ebbing and flowing, really kicks this issue up a bit.

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9.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #50

Jul 11, 2018

Robinson's Dark Gods arc has been inspired from the beginning. However, it this final issue that really brings the arc together. Robinson's skill for storytelling really comes through in the this issue, highlighted through Lupacchino, Merino, and Segovia amazing art.

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8.7
Wonder Woman (2016) #51

Jul 25, 2018

Wonder Woman #51 is a much needed reprieve from the intensity of the previous issues. The story gives closure to a previous issue. And Fajardo and Lau's art compliment Orlando and Robinson's script.

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8.3
Wonder Woman (2016) #52

Aug 8, 2018

The story is interesting, the artwork is out of this world, and it's an all-around good read. Don't skip Wonder Woman #52.

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8.3
Wonder Woman (2016) #53

Aug 22, 2018

Another great issue! Wonder Woman (2016-) #53 is an intense, free-fall ride as Wonder Woman and team battle Tezcatlipoca. Steve Orlando's script is fresh and flawless and ACO and Hugo Petrus's art fills in the details with visually stunning panels.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #54

Sep 12, 2018

Wonder Woman (2016-) #54 has it all, a power hungry queen, an evil councilor, and an unnecessary war. Orlando packs this issue with a particular punch, that won't just hit you in the gut, but in the feels too.

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