Justin Harrison's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 31
8.6Avg. Review Rating

8.5
Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #3

May 12, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends remains a very strong anthology. The ongoing Red Hood and Grifter stories are particularly good.

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9
Black Magick #16

Nov 18, 2020

'Black Magick' is a marvelously constructed comic, one whose illustrations and script work together to create a superb reading experience. Whatever day the next issue comes around will be a very, very good day.

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9.5
BRZRKR #1

Mar 2, 2021

BRZRKR #1 is an excellent comic, and I am thrilled to be following it. The action is creatively vicious. The story is intriguing. The interaction between Reeves' star image and the character he is co-writing and lending his likeness to is downright fascinating. For folks on its wavelength, it's a must-read.

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9
Eternals (2021) #1

Jan 1, 2021

Eternals #1 builds on the work that has come before it while setting its own stage. And thus far, the stage commands attention.

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9
Eternals (2021) #2

Feb 10, 2021

Esad Ribi and Kieron Gillen's resurrection of Kirby's all-too-human superhumans weaves a ticking-clock mystery from a titanic brawl.

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8.5
Eternals (2021) #3

Mar 10, 2021

Eternals remains a darn good cosmic superhero comic. The spiral it's unspooling is one worthy of following.

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9
Eternals (2021) #4

Apr 21, 2021

'Eternals' # 4 is an excellent and intriguing comic, one whose success highlights Ribi and Gillen's strengths as a creative team.

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9
Eternals (2021) #7

Nov 8, 2021

Eternals #7 gets the book's second arc off to a very, very strong start. Whatever happens next, it will not be a reversion to the unacceptable status quo that was.

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8
Fist of the North Star #2

Sep 21, 2021

While the second volume of the beloved action manga lacks compelling villains, its hero Kenshiro continues to be a fascinating, compulsively readable protagonist.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #11

Feb 16, 2021

Given that the issue is a beat between beats, I cannot recommend it as the best place to start Guardians of the Galaxy, but darn if it isn't a well-crafted comic that will make the next issue shine a bit brighter.

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9
Made in Korea #1

May 26, 2021

Made in Korea gets off to a compelling start with this impeccably crafted first issue. I'm very excited to see where Schall and Holt will take the book next.

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8.5
Madi: Once Upon A Time in the Future OGN

Dec 5, 2020

'Madi: Once Upon a Time in the Future' earns its subtitle. Together, the art team, de Campi and Jones have crafted a steel-eyed, bone-cruncher of a tale about how to live in a time where life has been commodified into oblivion.

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9
Once & Future #14

Dec 16, 2020

Mora, Gillen, and their collaborators continue to be a heck of a team. Once and Future is a blast to read. It's eerie, it's brainy, and it's got a knack for cliffhangers. Issue #15 promises to be exciting.

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9
Once & Future #17

Mar 24, 2021

As a fan of this creative team, I'm thrilled to see that they're a continually solid crew. As a fan of Once and Future, I'm very, very curious to see what comes next. This is a damn good comic. I'm always happy to read it.

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9
Once & Future #18

Apr 28, 2021

Once and Future is on a blood-soaked tear through British mythology, and what a tear it is. Bonvillain, Mora and Gillen are having a ball with this comic, and the results of that dance are a pleasure.

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9
Once & Future #19

Aug 26, 2021

I continue to dig Once & Future. It's a book I always look forward to reading, and I'm really glad that it's back.

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9
Once & Future #20

Sep 22, 2021

Once & Future's 20th uses its gorgeous action set pieces to do intriguing character work, and on a narrative level, it continues to be pretty damn thrilling.

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9
Once & Future #22

Nov 30, 2021

Mora, Bonvillain, and Gillen continue to be one of the most joyously reliable creative teams in comics. Once & Future's 22nd issue has elements that give me pause, but hot diggity the craft and construction and energy this book has.

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6.5
Phantom on the Scan #1

Apr 14, 2021

There's quite a bit of good to Phantom on the Scan. I'd be curious to check it out in trade. As it stands though, there is not enough here for the issue to wholly work on its own.

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6.5
Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness #1

Jun 30, 2021

'Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness' adds a bit of history to one of the franchise's long-running question marks, but leans too hard on exposition.

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9
Project Patron #1

Apr 7, 2021

Project: Patron is an excellent comic book. I'm excited to follow it.

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10
Reckless: Destroy All Monsters OGN

Oct 25, 2021

Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips, and Ed Brubaker have made one of the best comics of the year with 'Destroy All Monsters.' It's a thrilling, wise crime story whose protagonist reveals his rarely-seen warmer side in a really compelling fashion.

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9
Something is Killing the Children #17

Jun 23, 2021

Werther Dell'Edera and James Tynion IV build 'Something is Killing the Children's history with consummate skill and strong mood work.

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5
Stray Dogs (2021) #1

Feb 24, 2021

There is potential in Stray Dogs, potential that it may yet realize. But this first issue is a disappointing, hollow comic that spends too much time chasing its own tail.

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10
Superman and the Authority (2021) #1

Jul 20, 2021

While it may not have been meant as Grant Morrison's final farewell to DC Comics, Superman and the Authority's first issue suggests that it'll make a worthy capstone to their time with the company. Mikel Jann's illustrations and Jordie Bellaire's colors are stupendous. The work this team is doing with Manchester Black is as exciting as it is intriguing. I cannot wait to see where this goes.

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8.5
Superman and the Authority (2021) #2

Aug 17, 2021

While the limited space and some frustrating storytelling decisions keep Superman and the Authority's second issue from matching its debut, it remains a welcomely dense comic.

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9.5
Superman and the Authority (2021) #3

Sep 16, 2021

Mikel Jann, Travel Foreman, Grant Morrison, and company offer up joyously sharp, beautifully illustrated commentary on certain trends in contemporary cape comic writing and reading that is as funny as it is insightful.

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9.5
Superman and the Authority (2021) #4

Oct 12, 2021

Mikel Jann and Grant Morrison wrap Superman and the Authority with a terrific brawl and the same thoughtful craft that has made this miniseries such a pleasure to read.

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6.5
They Fell From The Sky #1

Feb 3, 2021

'They Fell From The Sky' has promise, especially in its character work. But this first issue handles metafiction clumsily and relies on the well-worn parts of its genre, rendering it a disappointment.

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9
Usagi Yojimbo: Wanderer's Road #1

Nov 25, 2020

'The Tower' is a prime example of Stan Sakai's storytelling mastery, and Ronda Pattison's colors are a worthy addition to a classic comic.

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7
Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story OGN

Nov 10, 2020

Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story is frequently a pretty good comic. That makes its failings all the more frustrating. Mr. Freeze fans will dig it. For other folks, I'd suggest reading up on his history beforehand.

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