Kate Kosturski's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 29
7.3Avg. Review Rating

8.0
American Gods: Shadows #6

Aug 21, 2017

Hampton has hit it out of the park with the art in this issue, and that convinced me to stick with the comic. Fans of the TV show may be a little disappointed to see that it is not a direct-tie in, but it is worth exploring to see another interpretation of the story.

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6.0
Bettie Page #2

Aug 25, 2017

Fans of Agent Carter will enjoy the spies in Hollywood plotline, but this can become lets use the Bettie Page name to drive sales gimmick fast (with said gimmick not working for many) if better attention is not given to the real Ms. Page herself, both in plot and in art.

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7.7
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #3

Aug 18, 2017

One cannot deny the importance of these stories as a piece of artistic political resistance that need to be read far and wide, but as a Bitch Planet fan, it's also high time we get back to the main story.

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7.5
Crosswind #4

Sep 29, 2017

We've hit on a closure of a particular arc with this issue (intentional or otherwise), and it was handled beautifully. No time to dwell on that " we're ready for some answers to questions.

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8.3
Dark Fang #1

Nov 16, 2017

A magnificent debut that makes its opinions known on the importance of green living, but gives you a great story to take you on that journey.

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4.5
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #5

Oct 2, 2017

Read it if you're a completist type who feels a need to finish a series, but if you were on the fence on finishing"save your $3.99 for something else.

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7.5
Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension #1

Sep 1, 2017

This is a comic for longtime Whovians, and it will be a great way to keep my appetite sated until this Christmas when we meet Jodie Whitaker.

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5.2
Faith and the Future Force #4

Oct 23, 2017

Kudos for knowing "when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em" (to quote country legend Kenny Rogers), because this really could not go on much longer.

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7.6
Gasolina #1

Sep 25, 2017

A fine debut that fans of both Breaking Bad and Supernatural will appreciate in equal measure.

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6.9
Giant Days #30

Sep 11, 2017

This is really just a filler issue for whatever comes next " it's a necessary read to keep up with story, but there's nothing overly earth-shattering in these pages.

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7.7
Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #1

Sep 22, 2017

A great debut for an existing franchise that keeps both new and existing readers intrigued, with strong art and letters to drive home deeper philosophical questions of the cost of fame.

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7.7
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #2

Nov 2, 2017

Great art and cameo after cameo reminds you that this follow up is purely for fun, so sit back, relax, and have a few laughs!

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8.0
Iceman (2017) #7

Nov 6, 2017

Sina Grace sets the bar higher and higher every time, telling a coming out story that is sensitive and tasteful with the right amount of classic X-Men lore.

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7.5
Kid Lobotomy #2

Nov 13, 2017

This series is still coming strong after a well-received debut issue, and shows what potential there is for more mature subject matter in the comic medium.

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8.0
Kim & Kim: Love is a Battlefield #2

Sep 4, 2017

Visaggio, Cabrera and company keep up the good work with this issue, advancing story and character development with complementary art.

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7.7
Kim & Kim: Love is a Battlefield #4

Oct 30, 2017

Visaggio and co. finish this story of Kim and Kim beautifully, with room for the next round of adventures " and I can't wait.

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8.5
Millennium: The Girl Who Played With Fire #1

Sep 7, 2017

Those not familiar with the original source material will find it a compelling, edge-of-your-seat mystery in words and art, and fans of the original Stieg Larsson book will uncover new meaning in his words and worlds.

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8.3
Moonstruck #3

Oct 5, 2017

There's a few plot hiccups and my aging eyes could do with some larger lettering, but by the third date, one often has a good sense of where the relationship is going and "Moonstruck" and I are set for commitment.

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6.0
Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #6

Oct 16, 2017

Good for fans of the TV series and not much else.

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7.0
Riverdale #6

Sep 18, 2017

A fine effort for Riverdale and Archie fans old and new, with enough maturity for an older audience.

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7.9
Rock Candy Mountain #5

Nov 9, 2017

Almost a "Book of the Week" contender, if not for the "oh let's make an object have paranormal powers" trope that Starks is dipping his toe in.

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8.5
Shirtless Bear Fighter #2

Jul 31, 2017

A solid BEAR PUNCH! And BEAR KICK! of staggering genius.

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8.0
Sisters of Sorrow #2

Aug 28, 2017

Sutter and Alameda keep things going with just the right balance of exposition for Greta and action. You can't help but feel sorry for these four women, and I'm along for this ride to see if justice for them will be served.

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7.0
The Divided States of Hysteria #3

Aug 14, 2017

Those looking for escapism need not apply, and those overly fearful of the current geopolitical state won't have their anxieties lessened. If you're somewhere in the middle and have enjoyed television programs such as Designated Survivor, this proves a worthy complement.

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7.7
The Family Trade #1

Oct 12, 2017

There's some rather large narrative gaps for a debut issue that shouldn't have been mentioned in the solicit if they weren't going to be at least alluded to in the actual book. That aside, high praise is due to this team for writing a heroine worthy of admiration by all ages, and giving her glorious art to match.

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6.0
The X-Files: JFK Disclosure #1

Oct 26, 2017

Creative, borderline risk-taking art can't save the weaknesses IDW seems to have with X-Files stories.

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5.5
The X-Files: Origins II - Dog Days of Summer #2

Aug 7, 2017

Tweens and teens who like Stranger Things will like the story of kid detectives, but hardcore X-Files fans will be left quite cold.

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7.5
Time & Vine #1

Jul 24, 2017

The one word that comes to mind with "Time and Vine" is fun, and that is what readers will get from start to finish. With less text and some more depth in the art, this could earn a long-term place on my pull list.

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7.5
Unbelievable Gwenpool #20

Sep 15, 2017

The wink-wink nudge-nudge joke can wear thin 20 issues in (especially in writing), but a hefty dose of self-actualization on the part of our heroine keeps plot moving.

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