Joshua Winchester's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Pop Culture HQ Reviews: 37
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10
Backways #1

Oct 25, 2017

PopCultHQs overall assessment:A comic book about a world of magic thats not so far away from the real world. It sounds like it's been done before, but not like this. Justin, Eleonora, Silvia and Marshall have come up with something special, something amazing. This first issue is not like other magic and adventure comics out there, it is tapping into something more in terms of imagination. Everyone who picks it up will love it and keep wanting more.

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10
Bloodshot: Salvation #1

Aug 15, 2017

Bloodshot comics are fan favorites and this new series is sure to be just as loved as the previous ones. But theres something different this time for Bloodshot, something more to the story then what people will expect. Theres more to fight for, more to live for, more to die for. And thats what is sure to make Bloodshot Salvation a real winner.

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10
Bloodshot: Salvation #2

Oct 25, 2017

For every opening salvo within a great comic book story, there is always the second wave. This issue #2 is that second wave. Bloodshots world is being turned upside down, and his familys future is the high stakes prize. What lengths will he go to in protecting the ones he loves? Pick up issue #2 today and find out.

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10
Bloodshot: Salvation #3

Nov 15, 2017

Last issue, readers were introduced to Magics family. Now, they will get to see what happens when Bloodshot takes on this messed up clan to protect his wife and daughter. Not to mention things getting crazy for Magic and Jessie in the future as they hunt for the most important man in their life. Issue #3 is a real treat for everyone and worth it, much like issues 1 and 2. Make Bloodshot Salvation #3 one of the first books picked up this New Comic Book Day.

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10
Divinity #0

Aug 15, 2017

Stop the presses because Divinity #0 is out of this world! Literally, it will take its readers across time and space, have them traverse the great unknown and have them asking questions. More then just what is going to happen next or why is this so good, but deeper questions, the kind one would normally find only in a philosophy class at a major university. So come along and join the characters on this journey, and perhaps something will be learned along the way to change lives.

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10
Elsewhere #1

Aug 4, 2017

Speaking secondly as a fan of history, this is a fabulous concept! The mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in 1937 is still one of the great unsolved stories of history. A comic that has her showing up on another world, getting into what is clearly going to be Flash Gordon-style adventures, well its just about the best kind of story anyone could ask for. Whatever happens moving forward with this series, theres no doubt it will be spectacular!

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10
Elsewhere #2

Sep 6, 2017

Elsewhere #2 is out and that means more adventures of Amelia Earhart on an alien planet. What happens next in her adventure and who she encounters only keeps stirring the pot of awesome and fantastic that is being produced by the series' team, and each members contributions showcase how they make the story progress and move along and come to life. This all serves to entice people to want to keep reading and see what is going to happen next issue.

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10
Eternity #1

Oct 4, 2017

PopCultHQs overall assessment:Buckle up comics fans, it's time to blast off for another adventure. This time Divinity and his wife will be put to the ultimate test, one that will take them to the limits. So loyal Valiant fans and lovers of comics, take a dive into the first issue of this new series!

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10
Eternity #2

Nov 29, 2017

With a story that takes readers all across the universe, it's only fitting that things get more cosmic. Matt, Trevor and David working together bring another smashing success to readers with this book. Whatever comes with issue #3, it will be just as exciting as things are now with issue #2.

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10
Faith and the Future Force #2

Aug 31, 2017

Time and space threatened, and only Faith and the Timewalker teaming up with more superheroes can save it. That alone spells out an amazing and awesome second issue to this epic miniseries for readers. Nothing more to be said, because that would spoil it for everyone. Buy the issue, enjoy the adventure and then keep reading. Its something to not be missed!

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10
Ghost Station Zero #1

Aug 4, 2017

Guns, explosions, visiting exotic locales, and a race to uncover military secrets long thought buried. Thats what readers are getting with the start of Ghost Station Zero, and its a heavy serving of action, alongside eye-popping art to boot! This is sure to be a great sequel to Johnston and Chankhammas first Baboushka series, and is a great homage to the spy genre!

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10
Ghost Station Zero #2

Sep 14, 2017

Baboushka and her mission to track down the Ghost Station Zero take a surprising turn during this issue. Theres adventure around every corner as the team of Johnston, Chankhamma and Bowland pull out the stops and turn things up a notch or six. Double crosses, a deadly death-trap, surprising encounters and high speed chases, many fine elements which bring that extra spice to any good spy adventure. Will Baboushka get further along in her mission to find the Ghost Station Zero? Read issue #2 and find out.

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10
Jimmy's Bastards #5

Nov 22, 2017

Jimmy and Nancy have themselves in hot water. Theres danger galore as the gender fluid wreaks havoc and Jimmy confronts Junior. Its another slam-bang fantastic chapter from Garth Ennis and Russ Braun. For everyone who has not read the series yet and loves spy adventures, this is for you.

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10
John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction #3

Sep 27, 2017

It is very sad to see this as the final issue of John Carpenters Science Fiction Tales: Vault. The whole series was like one of Johns movies, a fantastic plot (provided by James), beautiful scenery/art (provided by Andres), outstanding colors (provided by Sergio) and top quality lettering (provided by Janice). Together, this team gave readers and John Carpenter fans one heck of a series. Worthy of being turned into a movie, whatever comes next for the John Carpenter title and this team, it will be nothing less than great.

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10
Kid Sherlock #3

Aug 23, 2017

Kid Sherlock isa series that just keeps on being fun. Its an exciting read because it is reminiscent of such boy detectives as Encyclopedia Brown and the Hardy Boys, but instead takes the Master Detective and his faithful friend into the role of junior sleuths. Solving crimes in the schools halls and on the playground, nothing will keep Sherlock and Watson from finding answers and solving the mystery in this weeks issue.

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10
Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1

Sep 6, 2017

The bright boys at Kingsman are back in Kingsman: The Red Diamond, so grab some spy gear, cue up an intense theme song and get down with saving the world once more. Theres a villain to be thwarted, humanity to save and lots of choice story, art, colors and dialogue to be had in this first issue. So make no mistake, this is going to be one spy story to not be missed!

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10
Kingsman: The Red Diamond #2

Oct 11, 2017

Who says a villain can't play more cards from the deck? Red Diamond is making his move and Eggsy finds himself going from London to New York and getting right in the thick of things. The big question is, can he get himself out out of this latest jam and work to save the day? Read this latest issue and find out.

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10
Mage: The Hero Denied #1

Aug 15, 2017

This has been a long time coming. Mage: The Hero Defined was published from 1997-1999. It has been over 18 years since the second installment in Kevin Matchsticks adventures was published. Now, readers will finally get to see it. The third act, and with it, the final curtain and bow for Kevin Matchstick, the reborn Arthur Pendragon. Its something no one will want to miss out on.

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10
Mage: The Hero Denied #2

Sep 13, 2017

Kevins cover is all but blown as magical threats are practically at the door. Enemies of darkness are marshaling their power and ready to send even more opponents to test Kevins power and abilities. But hes got an ace up his sleeve that will surprise readers when they pick up this second issue.Whether or not that ace can help protect his loved ones will remain to be seen.

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10
Mage: The Hero Denied #4

Nov 15, 2017

What happens when Kevin decides to try and take the fight to his enemies? Things dont exactly turn out how he planned. Its an action-filled, magic-heavy chapter this time around, with lots of fantastic classic Kevin Matchstick-style sorcery at play. In other words, dont miss out because readers will find themselves anxiously awaiting issue #5. Grab a copy of Mage: The Hero Denied #4 and see what happens next!

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10
Manifest Destiny #30

Aug 11, 2017

What can be said about Manifest Destiny that hasnt already been said. This whole series and everything about it, every component is magnificent. The whole team works well together, and there is no doubt they will continue to work well together as they bring to life this fantastic fictionalized account of one of the nations great exploratory expeditions.

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10
Millarworld Annual #2

Sep 22, 2017

PopCultHQs overall assessment:Millarworld Annual 2017 is another fine example of what it means to give budding creatives a chance to do what they love, write and draw comics. Inside these 28 pages lies the work of people who are going to go on to do great things in the industry. This annual is worth getting not only because its chock full of some of Millars finest characters, but because it showcases what people can do creatively when given the chance to show off their gifts.

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10
Monstro Mechanica #1

Oct 25, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci was one of historys greatest minds. Artist, inventor, man of science and much more. Take a dive into history with this series exploring his early days during the Renaissance, with his loyal apprentice by his side through the chaos and strife of the politics and wars of the time. Not to mention their giant robot, a wondrous being ripped from the pages of a sci-fi film and at the command of one of the Masters himself. History lovers will get a kick out of it, and fans of Paul and Chriss works will delight to see these two working together.

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10
Ninja-K (2017) #1

Nov 15, 2017

Ninjak returns to Valiant with a new series. With Ninja-K, this first issue is a real smorgasbord for returning readers and new readers. Theres heavy action, fantastic dialogue, eye-popping art and colors. Its a splash-down for Valiant and the new team working to bring Ninja-Ks world to more fans. Make a point to pick up a copy of this issue, its not one to be missed!

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10
Redlands #1

Aug 11, 2017

This comic is frightening! It's pure horror genius! Bellaire, Del Rey and Cowles are the perfect trio working in concert to bring this fright fest of a series to life. Readers will keep turning the pages to find out what happens next but at the same time they will be filled with fear because of what could happen next. Even though this series is an original creation, it smacks of the classic horror/monster comics of the 1950s and 1970s. It is sure to become a fast favorite for all who pick it up.

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10
Redlands #2

Aug 31, 2017

This second issue doesnt stop at the door, it kicks in the door and brings the leading ladies right into the reader's face with a mystery that seems to challenge their power base in Redlands. Get ready for some Law and Order-style detective work here, mixed with magic and murder. Nothing will turn people away, they only get drawn in as the tale keeps unfolding.

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10
Redlands #3

Oct 11, 2017

PopCultHQs overall assessment:For every new issue of Redlands, the team of Jordie, Vanesa and Clayton serves up a helping of horror and police procedural that is a delight. Cues are taken from some of the best aspects of the horror genre, wedded to CSI style police work. That balance is one on the long list of reasons why people should pick up the new issue and see how great it is for themselves.

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10
Rick and Morty #30

Sep 27, 2017

PopCultHQs overall assessment:Another zany installment of the Rick and Morty comic book hits stands today. And once again like its cartoon counterpart, it delivers up a one-two style that beats out everything else. The stories presented in this book are dynamite, the product of a great team of creative forces working together. Everyone who reads it will get a kick out of it.

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10
Savage Dragon #226

Aug 31, 2017

A story that does not tie into the overall plot of Savage Dragon, this story has a serious political edge to it. It is almost a direct response to things happening throughout the world, but put within the context of a superhero comic. Readers will no doubt find this delightful, others may be upset by it, but all should remember, it's only a comic book and should be treated as such, a story. Its a darn fine story, but its still just a story.

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10
Scales And Scoundrels #1

Sep 6, 2017

PopCultHQs overall assessment:For readers who enjoy dragons, treasure, adventures and magic, there is all that to be found within the pages of Scales and Scoundrels #1. It is reminiscent of classic sword and sorcery books and comics from several decades ago, but there is no copying or homage giving in this series. Readers will find themselves pushed into a new world of adventures just waiting to be found, and will come back for more and to see what happens next to Luvander.

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10
Scales And Scoundrels #2

Oct 11, 2017

Magic, adventure and treasure"All the classic components of a great fantasy novel, now presented in issue #2. The three creators on SCALES & SCOUNDRELS are clearly having a lot fun while producing this work and it is apparent with the symmetry shown on the pages. Fans and new readers will very much enjoy picking up this comic and seeing what excitement lies in its pages.

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10
Spawn #277

Aug 31, 2017

Spawn continues his adventure in Japan as the case takes a strange twist. Plus an encounter with a being who may prove to be a match for this dark hero. Tune in and read this issue and be prepared for action, mayhem and a stellar cliffhanger!

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9.0
Spy Seal #1

Aug 15, 2017

From the get go, readers will see that Rich Tommaso is emulating the style of Herg and his famous TinTin adventures. In short, it is a riveting adventure that will be a fun series for fans of Tommasos works, and fans of spy comics and TinTin too. There is one issue within these pages, that of the character of Angora. Her design and style of speak will lead people to assume she is like the stereotyped Asian characters from 1960s movies and television when she is in fact quite the opposite. Other than that, everything else about this comic is first-rate. An excellent beginning to what is sure to be a thrilling series.

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10
Spy Seal #2

Sep 14, 2017

Malcolms first mission as a British secret agent takes a surprising turn. He finds himself up to his neck in trouble. With trouble comes a new mission, and with a new mission, new adventures, plus gadgets that any spy could never do without. But his mission takes a new direction when he is paired with a veteran agent. Wherever Malcolm and his new partner will be sent on the trail of the Corten-Steel Phoenix, it will be one exciting ride that everyone will not want to miss out on.

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10
Spy Seal #4

Nov 29, 2017

Rich Tommasos first outing in the realm of spy comics made a real splash. He poured his heart and a lot of dedication into every issue and it showed. Fans of the comic wont have long to wait, Spy Seal will return next year for round two in the world of espionage. Until then, make sure to pick up a copy of Issue #4 and enjoy!

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10
The Gravediggers Union #1

Nov 1, 2017

Welcome to the world of The Gravediggers Union. They are the guardians of life, protectors of mankind against all kinds of thing that bump in the night. If theres a problem to be solved, theyre on the job. Wes Craig, Toby Cypress, Niko Guardia and Jared K. Fletcher have landed big time with this series. Its going to be a real treat to watch what they do together as it moves forward.

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10
Warframe #1

Oct 24, 2017

Welcome to the world of Warframe. A dark future for mankind, with a war that has the odds stacked against the human race. A war of technology and monsters, with noble warriors to champion the people. Its another fantastic comic from Image/Top Cow, with a stellar creative force working on it.

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