Jason Newcomb's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics Bulletin Reviews: 6
7.3Avg. Review Rating

Batman #680

Oct 5, 2008

But hey, I'm buying it. That counts for something.

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Joker's Asylum: Scarecrow #1

Jul 28, 2008

This is some sharp entertainment. With a few purposeful exceptions, every character's actions are dictated by an individually tailored fear, and it's an interesting interpretation of the root of our neuroses, including the Scarecrow's. In this very concisely constructed story we are shown a villain who is not necessarily evil but rather fascinated with fear in almost the same way a researcher admires the brute strength of a savage beast. What makes The Scarecrow dangerous is that he has given way to his macabre fixation to the point of it becoming a sadistic mania. It's not an entirely original Scarecrow story but an unexpected setting and clever storytelling make this a fresh, distinctive and fully satisfying tale.

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Joker's Asylum: Poison Ivy #1

Jul 18, 2008

Despite it's weaknesses, this is a fun book! Emphasis on fun! It's nothing especially substantial but it's a nice light snack. So sit down in your most comfortable chair with your favorite beverage and sink your teeth into this fanciful Tale from the Crypt, uhm I mean Joker's Asylum.

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Joker's Asylum: The Penguin #1

Jul 17, 2008

Metaphysical musings aside, I liked this book a great deal. It is an excellent one-shot!

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Manhunter (2004) #35

Oct 3, 2008

If you're not reading this title, please give it a shot. If this title is not carried by your LCS let them know that Marc has a standing money back guarantee on Manhunter. It's the best title that you're not reading.

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Moon Knight (2006) #21

Aug 26, 2008

Just like metal, Moon Knight is a harsh experience but it can also be exhilarating and cathartic. I'm giving this heavy metal book 3.5 bullets. I'd give it four but I can't get past the mullet. (10 points if you get that joke.)

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