Justin Munday's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 35
8.3Avg. Review Rating

8
Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #1

Dec 8, 2019

Everyone's favorite warring extraterrestrials terrorize children and vacationers in a fun start to a new AVP miniseries.

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7.6
Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #2

Jan 11, 2020

A messy and rushed script is aided by fantastic art and some great AVP moments.

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9.2
Batman (2016) Annual #4

Oct 30, 2019

Tom King weaves a tale from the journal of Alfred Pennyworth, and in doing so creates one of the most memorable Batman stories in recent memory.

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7.2
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Oct 23, 2019

Despite some messy opening pages, "Count Crowley" #1 is a fun and pulpy start to what's a love letter to classic creature horror, and a promising debut from a first-time comic writer.

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8
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #2

Nov 18, 2019

David Dastmalchian ramps up the mystery and action in a well-paced and fun to read second issue.

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8
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #3

Dec 18, 2019

This third chapter dials back on the monster to focus on ancient conspiracies and familial drama.

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8.2
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #4

Jan 19, 2020

A cathartic finale that promises more for the future.

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7.6
Far Sector #1

Nov 13, 2019

Despite a couple minor structural issues, "Far Sector #1" is a beautiful and intriguing introduction to a new character and a mysterious crime plot.

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9
Far Sector #2

Dec 11, 2019

A stellar follow-up issue that ups the intrigue and settles into its own story.

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8.6
Far Sector #3

Jan 22, 2020

A chapter that sheds light upon the socio-political issues of The City Enduring, while making parallels to our own history.

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9.6
Harrow County: Death's Choir #1

Dec 13, 2019

A phenomenal first issue for a sequel series that maintains all the charms and atmosphere of its acclaimed predecessor.

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9.6
Harrow County: Death's Choir #2

Jan 13, 2020

An eerie and riveting second chapter in a thus far phenomenal sequel series.

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8.2
He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #1

Nov 20, 2019

"Masters of the Multiverse #1" is a sharply written and skillfully drawn return to the world of He-Man, with plenty of new twists and old references.

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7.8
His Name Is...Savage #1

Jan 16, 2020

Stewart Grant's action-espionage graphic novel some fifty years in the making is a brisk blast of a read and a damn good time to be had.

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8.4
Kill Whitey Donovan #1

Dec 6, 2019

A slightly dense but brilliantly atmospheric and hair-raisingly tense debut issue with one of the most promising story premises of the year.

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8.4
Kill Whitey Donovan #2

Jan 4, 2020

A tense second issue that doubles down on the terror of living in the Civil War South as anything but a white man.

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9
Killadelphia #1

Nov 23, 2019

Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander create a great first issue that is a tense mix of crime procedural, familial drama and supernatural horror.

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9.6
Our Encounters with Evil #1

Oct 31, 2019

Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell create a spooky yet hilarious graphic novel full of clever twists and memorable moments.

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8.6
The Butcher of Paris #1

Dec 2, 2019

"The Butcher of Paris" #1 is a tense and well-orchestrated start to a promising historical-horror series.

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8
The Butcher of Paris #2

Jan 2, 2020

A slow, contemplative second chapter that still offers some chilling moments.

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7
The Clock #1

Jan 8, 2020

An intriguing if not slightly antiseptic start to a hard sci-fi mini-series.

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9
The Dollhouse Family #1

Nov 13, 2019

Vertigo Icons M.R. Carey and Peter Gross return to comics for one of the most darkly intriguing first issues of the year.

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8.6
The Dollhouse Family #2

Dec 11, 2019

Time and guilt are the main players in this slow-burn horror that continues to up the stakes in its second issue.

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8.6
The Dollhouse Family #3

Jan 8, 2020

Carey and Gross jump through even more time to provide the most haunting chapter of "The Dollhouse Family" yet.

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9.6
The Dreaming (2018) #15

Nov 6, 2019

Si Spurrier and Bilquis Evely once again deliver a chapter of "The Dreaming" that is both beautiful and terrifying to behold.

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7.8
The Dreaming (2018) #16

Dec 4, 2019

An intriguing issue laden with plot bombshells and clever twists, if not still marred slightly by its delivery and lack of Bilquis Evely's art.

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9.6
The Dreaming (2018) #17

Jan 1, 2020

A stellar and emotional chapter that propels us towards the end of Spurrier and Evely' s beautifully complex run on The Dreaming.

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9
The Kill Lock #1

Dec 27, 2019

Livio Ramondelli surprises with an original and intelligent first issue of a highly promising new sci-fi series.

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9
The Kill Lock #2

Jan 21, 2020

Ramondelli continues to inspire awe with robotic character backstory, world-building, and incredible artwork.

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7.4
The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion: Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas #1

Nov 16, 2019

While the presentation of the story is a bit clunky, Way and Edwards still manage to bring on a weird and unique Christmas tale in the Umbrella Academy universe.

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6.2
Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #1

Nov 26, 2019

Despite an intriguing premise and solid dialogue writing, this debut issue of a new Witchfinder series suffers from an unoriginal chain of events and lackluster art.

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5.8
Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #2

Dec 18, 2019

Edward Grey once again finds himself in a lackluster issue with messy pacing and lackluster character art.

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7.8
Wonder Woman (2016) Annual #3

Oct 30, 2019

Steve Orlando & Co. deliver a by the numbers but satisfying Wonder Woman issue that's brought down slightly by its event crossover ties.

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8
Yondu (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

"Yondu #1" keeps it grimy and gives the titular character the exact kind of comic he deserves, while adding promise of a good time in the coming issues.

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8
Yondu (2019) #2

Nov 27, 2019

"Yondu #2" makes for a fun event tie-in with some messy and exposition-filled writing backed up by great action and fantastic artwork.

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