Jonny Stone's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Big Glasgow Comic Page, The Rainbow Hub Reviews: 38
7.7Avg. Review Rating

8.8
Bitch Planet #1

Dec 11, 2014

An impressive debut that is immediately engaging, darkly funny and leaving us wondering what will happen next

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9.2
Bitch Planet #2

Feb 3, 2015

Beautifully written and illustrated, Bitch Planet #2 is a superb read and hopefully an indicator of what we can expect throughout the series

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10
Bitch Planet #3

Feb 18, 2015

Funny, tragic and beautifully illustrated, Bitch Planet continues to be the best comic published today

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10
Bitch Planet #4

May 1, 2015

Astute, funny and beautifully illustrated, you will be hard pushed to find a better contemporary comic than Bitch Planet

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7.5
Bitch Planet #6

Jan 11, 2016

#6 may not pack a punch like previous outings, but Bitch Planet as always provides great characterisation, stellar artwork and hard-hitting ideas

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7.5
Casanova: Acedia #2

Mar 16, 2015

A complex and entertaining tale following Cass as he navigates through an uncertain and dangerous world

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6.2
Cutter #1

Oct 3, 2014

A fairly good outing with potential to bring something scary and intense next time

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7.0
Cutter #2

Oct 18, 2014

A better outing than #1, with superb art work propelling this chilling, suspenseful thriller.

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7.7
Cutter #3

Oct 18, 2014

Another good effort in a consistent and increasingly creepy horror series

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6.3
Cutter #4

Nov 4, 2014

Its conclusion may not have been as satisfying or clear cut as desired, but overall an enjoyable and chilling miniseries

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7.7
No Mercy #8

Mar 15, 2016

No Mercy #8 proves to be another intense and eventful addition to these poor unfortunate souls' never-ending trauma, with much potential for some of the story lines

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8.0
ODY-C #1

Dec 5, 2014

A promising reinterpretation of The Odyssey with stunning visuals and a compelling protagonist

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8.3
ODY-C #2

Jan 14, 2015

A visceral and bombastic outing, #2 of Ody-C is a more accessible and engaging stop on Odyssia's colossal saga

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7.2
ODY-C #3

Mar 2, 2015

Beautifully illustrated, Ody-C has the best art work in comics today, while its narration and murky plot leave much to be desired.

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9.2
ODY-C #4

Apr 10, 2015

With sublime art work and lyrical writing, Ody-C finally seems to have hit its stride and proves to be a complex and exciting take on a truly epic story

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8.5
ODY-C #5

May 13, 2015

With glorious art work and its exploration of huge themes like gender, Ody-C #5 is provocative and compelling, if a little dry and tricky to folow

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6.5
ODY-C #6

Aug 19, 2015

A complex and daunting read, Ody-C #6 deviates from a previously familiar narrative to offer a sometimes baffling but beautifully illustrated story

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5.2
ODY-C #7

Sep 22, 2015

An epic story with provocative and compelling themes hindered by dry dialogue, Ody-C remains frustrating in its beautiful illustration but disappointing narrative.

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6.8
ODY-C #8

Nov 4, 2015

A huge improvement on previous issues, hopefully this outing of Ody-C signals a return to form

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9.3
Rat Queens #9

Mar 5, 2015

With great art work, snappy dialogue and a tumultuous plot, Rat Queens returns to perfect form

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10
Rat Queens #10

Apr 10, 2015

Darkly funny, touching and beautifully illustrated, Rat Queens is as close to perfect as comic books can get.

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9.5
Rat Queens #11

Aug 20, 2015

Rat Queens continues to be a superbly executed series: with brilliant dialogue and illustration, characters that are hugely likeable and complex and much emotional resonance, Rat Queens is as close to perfect as comic books get.

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8.5
Rat Queens #12

Sep 17, 2015

While it may not be as perfect as the past two issues of the series, Rat Queens is still a superb outing for our heroes that reminds us the series is head and shoulders above most other titles. Excellently written and beautifully illustrated, Wiebe and Fowler continue to deliver a comic book that is at once hilarious, poignant and hideously tense.

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8.0
Rat Queens #13

Nov 22, 2015

Despite all this, Rat Queens #13 may not be as stellar as previous outings, simply because the characters seem to truly thrive when surrounded by chaos and action. But the beauty of Rat Queens is that the characters are so endearing, the writing so sharp and funny and the story arcs so compelling that even when things seem a little slow by previous standards, the reading experience is still hugely enjoyable. #13 serves to set up future storylines- Hannah's complex family drama in the long-term, Betty's sled-related mischief in the short-term- but entertains us enormously in the meantime. Hopefully the upcoming issues will feature the action and carnage Rat Queens readers have come to love so much.

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10
Rat Queens: Braga #1

Jan 19, 2015

A brilliant, progressive comic with sublime art work and a touching story.

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6.5
Reyn #1

Jan 28, 2015

A solid if slightly pedestrian introduction to a potentially great fantasy series

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6.8
Reyn #2

Feb 19, 2015

Nothing earth-shattering, but Reyn #2 is entertaining and well-illustrated fantasy

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7.7
Reyn #3

Mar 17, 2015

A vast improvement of previous issues, Reyn has finally hit its stride and is full of potential

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8.0
Reyn #5

May 13, 2015

Another stellar effort, Reyn is as action-packed, funny and well-executed as all good fantasy should be

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6.7
Reyn #6

Jul 16, 2015

Stellar art work and action scenes compensate for #6's short-comings, namely slow-pacing and dry dialogue

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4.7
Reyn #7

Aug 14, 2015

Well-illustrated and action packed but lacking direction and plot development, Reyn #7 reminds us the series may be stuck in a rut

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6.2
Reyn #10

Nov 27, 2015

Reyn may bite off more than it can chew, taking on more themes and ideas than necessary, but good art work and likeable characters redeem the fantasy title

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8.3
The Li'l Depressed Boy #2

Nov 11, 2014

Another funny, engaging addition to the series with a thrilling cliffhanger

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7.5
The Li'l Depressed Boy #3

Dec 17, 2014

Another consistent outing for LDB; quiet and thoughtful with the potential for more drama and action to come

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7.3
The Li'l Depressed Boy #4

Apr 3, 2015

A consistent, well-executed comedy-drama that could do with a little more tension and dynamics to become an exciting read

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7.2
The Li'l Depressed Boy #5

Jun 11, 2015

Not a massive departure from previous issues, but Lil Depressed Boy retains its charm and tremendous art work and tugs on our heart strings just a little bit

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7.0
The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1

Apr 23, 2015

A berserk and imaginative historical fiction, when it comes to The Manhattan Projects, the boundaries seem limitless

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7.2
They're Not Like Us #1

Jan 2, 2015

A solid introduction to what has the potential to be a dark, refreshing and subversive superhero title

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