Jason A. Fleece's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: You Don't Read Comics Reviews: 16
8.8Avg. Review Rating

9.0
Batman (2016) #51

Jul 25, 2018

After 26 issues of Superman, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Booster Gold, time travel, alternate universes, magical battles, the whole Batman rogues gallery, Poison Ivys world conquest, two proposals, and Catwoman shopping for a wedding dress, the wedding in issue #50 couldnt help but seem anticlimactic. Its a relief, then, to see this team taking Batman back to his roots busting heads in the streets, in a simple but novel story.

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9.6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #1

Jan 23, 2019

This debut issue is a promising beginning, reuniting the reader with beloved characters and dropping seeds for new and exciting storylines. After years at Dark Horse, its clear that moving the Buffy franchise to Boom! Studios was a great opportunity to revitalize the beloved property.

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9.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #2

Feb 27, 2019

This installment of the new Buffy saga is a solid second issue. It continues the fresh tone of the first and expands the world appropriately. There are no fireworks just yet, but the issue lays the groundwork for some down the line.

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8.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) #3

Mar 11, 2019

The first two issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer were fun rides. While this issue feels like a lot of wheel-spinning and table-setting, it does end with a promising cliffhanger. Hopefully, the next chapter will be a return to form.

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7.0
Firefly (2018) #4

Mar 15, 2019

This issue is the best issue yet of this series, which is, unfortunately, a low bar to surpass. Would that this title could reach the heights of Boom!s other Joss Whedon adaptation. Still, the ending of this issue at least promises something new for next months installment.

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7.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Jul 20, 2018

If DC Comics and Mattel set out to create the comic book equivalent of mindlessly throwing toys together in the backyard (or of mindlessly mashing buttons to make Wonder Woman and Cyborg fight for no reason), they have succeeded. Injustice vs the Masters of the Universe is a fun, if substance-free, romp--provided you can see past the confusing continuity issues--and it ends with a cheeky nod to the original MotUs shameless swipes from Jack Kirby that promises more ridiculousness in issues to come.

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10
Lone Ranger (2018) #4

Feb 5, 2019

Fans of Mark Russells work on 2017s Flintstones and 2018s Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles will find the same sharp satire and deep wit in Dynamites The Lone Ranger. The latest issue is fantastic, and the series is early enough in its run that catching up should be easy. This is one of the best books being published right now and deserves to be read by as wide an audience as possibleand this issue ends with a hell of a cliffhanger, promising an explosive resolution next issue.

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9.0
Meet The Skrulls #1

Mar 7, 2019

Serendipitously releasing as the upcoming Captain Marvel film brings the Marvel Universes oldest alien race (the Skrulls first appeared in Fantastic Four #2 in 1961) back to prominence, this first issue is a promising start to what could be a modern classic, provided it continues to find its own voice.

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9.6
Meet The Skrulls #2

Mar 20, 2019

Unlike the first issue, which seemed to be trying too hard to be The Vision, with this issue the series has clearly found its own voice. Meet the Skrulls is an excellent mashup of sci-fi, espionage, and family drama, and is shaping up to be a must-read part of the Marvel Universe. Highly recommended.

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10
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #4

Mar 20, 2019

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #4 might be the platonic ideal of the perfect Spider-Man comic. It features a charismatic villain who has set his sights on our hero, a crew of compelling supporting characters for Spidey to bounce off of in his secret identity, a love interest, New York City as a backdrop, comedy galore, and lots of web-slinging action.  Best of all, its a done in one story, rather than the continuation of an arc.

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8.4
Morning in America #1

Mar 11, 2019

This is a substantial first issue, setting the table for an exciting mystery and a detailed character study. This book is excellent for fans of Stranger Things and Paper Girls, though whether it continues to follow in those other stories footsteps or steps out on its own to do something new and unique remains to be seen.

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9.0
Spider-Man: Life Story #1

Mar 20, 2019

The concept of the series--Spider-Man and a Marvel Universe aging in real-time, with issues a decade apart--is fantastic, and Zdarsky, Bagley, Dell, DArmata, and Lanham are clearly the team to pull it off. This issue is a solid start, using familiar characters and beats (with one extremely tantalizing swerve on the last page) to set up what will hopefully be an exciting study of what makes Peter Parker tick.

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7.0
Wild Storm: Michael Cray #9

Jul 11, 2018

As an individual issue, Michael Cray #9 is a perfectly serviceable story, using good meat-and-potatoes storytelling to put its characters in place for the final three issues of the series. As a part of the larger whole, its a refreshing change of pace from the established formula of the series, with a strong cliffhanger ending. Its still unclear why this story needed to be told outside of the main (and markedly superior) The Wild Storm series, or how the two series fit together, but this issues shifts promise a satisfying ending to Michael Crays adventures in this new continuity.

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9.6
Wonder Twins (2019) #1

Feb 13, 2019

Wonder Twins #1 is another success for DCs Wonder Comics line, and a terrific start of what promises to be a rollicking superhero adventure. The only thing missing is Gleek, but hes promised in Marchs solicitations for issue #2...

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9.6
Wonder Twins (2019) #2

Mar 13, 2019

Wonder Twins continues to be the ridiculous shining star of DCs teen-oriented Wonder Comics line. This issue is a gem, and shouldnt be missed. Plus, this issue featured a brief cameo of Gleek--hopefully, hell feature even more prominently next issue...

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9.0
X-23 (2018) #1

Jul 12, 2018

X-23 #1 is a promising start to a new adventure for the former Wolverine, establishing her place within the world of the X-Men while still setting her apart and defining her. Heres hoping that this great new series finds an audience, and that the continuing story isnt sidelined by any continuing larger drama of the X-Men line.

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