Kenneth Laster's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics, Comics Bulletin Reviews: 22
8.1Avg. Review Rating

6.5
Action Comics (2016) #1015

Sep 27, 2019

"Action Comics" #1015 is weighed down by uncanny artwork but manages to handle the mainline debut of Naomi well, if you disregard how many plotlines this book already has.

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8.9
Age of X-Man: Omega #1

Jul 22, 2019

"Age of X-Man: Omega" #1 is a great send-off for The Age of X-Man and for this era of X-Men.

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8.5
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Aug 2, 2019

"Batman: Last Knight on Earth" #2 gives the creative team some room to stretch their legs and explore the wonders and horrors of this post-apocalyptic wasteland ripped straight from DC's history.

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8.0
Daredevil (2019) #9

Aug 12, 2019

The creative team for "Daredevil" #9 is paying off the status quo shift of this arc by putting Matt Murdock through his usual paces in a new and satisfying way.

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8.0
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) #1

Jul 8, 2019

"Doom Patrol Weight of the Worlds" #1 is a colorful and bizarre return and an excellent reintroduction to Way's take on the Doom Patrol.

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7.8
Doomsday Clock #11

Sep 9, 2019

"Doomsday Clock" #11 ticks ever closer to the conclusion with strong plotting, momentum, and art but gets lost in its own importance within the context of a universe that's long moved past this story.

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8.0
Event Leviathan #2

Jul 15, 2019

The creative team delivers a strong installment in this ongoing mystery that is visually creative and draws readers deeper in and waiting for the next issue of "Event Leviathan".

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9.8
Faithless #1

Apr 10, 2019

As a whole, the first issue does an excellent job in setting up the world of Faithless both visually and through defining what Faith wants and how she wants to get it. While Azzarello does excellent work building the story, I cannot claim how invested I would be in it without the art being as gripping as it is. I am drawn into this mini-series and invested in seeing how it will develop its themes of the occult, the erotic, and Faith.

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7.9
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #8

Jul 1, 2019

"Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" #8 is a well-made chapter in an ongoing story with great character interactions and dialogue and proves that Taylor and team get the heart of Spider-Man.

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8.0
Glow (2019) #2

Jun 17, 2019

GLOW #2 is a very solid comic entry that continues a fun and interesting story that captures the voices of the characters of the show while adding an energy that can only be done in comics.

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7.0
Gwenpool Strikes Back #1

Aug 19, 2019

"Gwenpool Strikes Back" #1 is a different, more "online" take on Gwenpool that threatens to cover familiar territory but the humor is still chaotic and the fourth wall destruction is still very satisfying and inventive.

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8.9
House of X #3

Aug 30, 2019

A great issue of the X-Men in action that twists where our sympathies lie as readers to create a new twist on a classic mutant scenario.

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7.5
Immortal Hulk #22

Aug 9, 2019

Immortal Hulk is a great series but Immortal Hulk #22 lets everyone breathe. Not bad. Not great. But needed.

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9.0
Invisible Kingdom #1

Mar 20, 2019

The major element that separates the book from the rest is Willows use of the real world growth of e-commerce and tying it to materialism versus truth and what happens when the line between religion and greed gets removed and when an organization instilled in truth is a part of a grand lie. All of those elements feel incredibly salient to the current world we live in and the series stands out based on the anticipation of seeing how these themes will be explored in future installments.

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8.9
Marvels (1994): Epilogue #1

Jul 29, 2019

Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek struck gold with "Marvels" 25 years ago and with "Marvels Epilogue" they put a worthy cap on Phil Sheldon's story and the Marvel Universe through his eyes.

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6.9
Spider-Verse (2019) #1

Oct 4, 2019

"Spider-Verse" #1 is a pretty fun story that doesn't really stress itself out over story but thrives with a varied art team with fresh stories.

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7.9
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #3

Sep 20, 2019

"Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen" continues to be a hilarious and smartly crafted series from script to letters.

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9.0
The Wicked + The Divine #44

Jul 26, 2019

The Wicked and The Divine #44 is far from a happy ending but it is a satisfying one.

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9.0
The Wicked + The Divine #45

Sep 5, 2019

An incredibly well crafted, thoughtful, and poignant ending to a beloved series.

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7.0
War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #5

Jun 24, 2019

War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #5 guarantees to please McElroy fans, Marvel fans should be drawn in to see this art team tackle these fan-favorite characters.

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8.9
X-Men (2019) #1

Oct 17, 2019

"X-Men" #1 puts the major status quo shifts of "House of X" and "Powers of X" into perspective by focusing on character moments and what life is like in this brand new world.

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7.5
Year of the Villain: Black Mask #1

Aug 23, 2019

Year of the Villain: Black Mask is a very average issue that starts something with no immediate promise of finishing but made stronger by an impressive art team.

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