Kieran Fisher's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Big Comic Page, That's Not Current, Flickering Myth Reviews: 47
8.4Avg. Review Rating

10
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1

Apr 25, 2016

Not only is this the best opening issue to a series in 2016, its one of the best first issues Ive read in my entire life. Period. 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank is a must read for anyone whos ever been a kid. If you only buy one comic book this week this month, even then make sure its this one. You will not regret it.

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Black Jack Ketchum #2

Jan 14, 2016

As a mystery, its very engaging and theres no telling where it will go from here. All the pieces are in place to build on hell of a puzzle, but at the moment all we know is what were given which isn't a lot, so dont expect answers quite yet. Overall, I suggest picking this up, but do so at your own risk as the story is very unconventional and non-linear; amnesiac even.

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Blood & Gourd #2

Feb 19, 2017

Overall, Blood and Gourd is an essential pick-up if youre a blood buff. It makes for perfect Halloween season reading, but even in February, its still an absolute riot.

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Chimichanga: Sorrow of the World's Worst Face #1

Oct 13, 2016

Overall, Chimichanga: The Sorrow of the Worlds Worst Face is highly recommended and an alternative from all the cool, dark violent comics we all love. Its innocent entertainment that will at least put a smile on your face if you still see the good in humanity.

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10
Citizen Jack #1

Nov 3, 2015

Ive never read a Faustian tale this funny in my entire life. It also happens to be one of the best political satires in a long, long time. This is a very impressive start and I cant wait to read the next issue. Highly recommended.

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Citizen Jack #3

Jan 13, 2016

Overall, Citizen Jack remains a must read series as we head further into 2016, and I cant wait to see where it goes from here. The tonal shift wasnt as smooth as it could have been, but its still impressive stuff nonetheless, and the best political satire going at the moment.

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Citizen Jack #4

Feb 17, 2016

Overall, this is another great entry into this brilliant ongoing series. The way its going it would seem like a hopeless cause for Jack, with no chance for redemption. The beauty of the series is seeing a character with seemingly no way back, and this is the type of nihilistic storytelling more comics should strive to accomplish. However, considering the subject matter, this is clearly the best route to go with it. Underneath the Faustian elements is a thought provoking, important and intelligent piece of work with a message. Even if you dont agree with it, it more than gets its point across with style.

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Deathstroke (2016) #2

Sep 14, 2016

In short, Deathstroke #2 is good. Really freaking good.

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Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising #1

Oct 19, 2016

Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising # is a great start to the story arc, and a continuation to the previous Evil Dead 2 comic instalments that's both natural and bigger.

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Godzilla: Oblivion #1

Mar 30, 2016

All in all, Godzilla: Oblivion is off to a promising start. By no means does it suggest great things as of yet, but theres enough good stuff to be found here to hopefully make you want to pick up the next issue. Joshua Fialkov could be on to something with this story that has the potential to do something interesting with Godzilla lore.

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10
Hard Case Crime: Peepland #1

Oct 12, 2016

Hard Case Crime's Peepland #1 from Christa Faust, Gary Phillips and Andrea Camerini is a neon-drenched, grimy gem.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 #1

Oct 27, 2015

Overall, B.P.R.D: 1953 The Phantom Hand & The Kelpie is a solid start to yet another promising series in the Hellboy franchise.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 #1

Sep 26, 2016

The Black Sun will not disappoint fans of the character, and it continues to present him in fresh, exciting ways. After all these years, Hellboy is still a character who feels relevant and invigorated, and thats all down to being involved in storytelling that never ceases to be extraordinary. Stories like The Black Sun.

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Independence Day #1

Mar 23, 2016

Give this one a miss unless youre a fan of the movie or uninspired formulaic dreck. Its about as lifeless as a morgue. However, if will pass the time on a rainy day, long train journey or bout of constipation.

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James Bond #3

Dec 30, 2015

It might not be the Bond everyone knows and loves; in fact, his actions are more reminiscent of John McClane, but the character traits of 007 are still there to remind us of just who he is. For me, this was a very pleasant surprise. Ellis has created a Bond character that will appeal to fans and non-fans alike, and also created a slick, action-packed action thriller you dont want to miss out on if you like your comics bloody entertaining.

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Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1

Nov 4, 2015

Do I recommend Joe Golem: Occult Detective? Absolutely. Without a shadow of a doubt. Yes.

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Joe Golem: Occult Detective #2

Dec 1, 2015

Overall, this is yet another home run for Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden – knocking the ball out of the park yet again. Pure and simple: Joe Golem: Occult Detective is pulpy, supernatural fun and a must read for fans of monster mysteries.

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Joe Golem: Occult Detective #3

Jan 7, 2016

JOE GOLEM continues to be everything you could possibly want it to be. Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden are a heck of a team, and Patric Reynolds continues to compliment them perfectly by bringing unique worlds to life stunningly with his art. All in all, this series is an absolutely essential purchase.

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Joe Golem: Occult Detective #5

Mar 2, 2016

This doesnt do anything to answer our many questions. In fact, when its all said and done youll find yourself with even more. But this series is heading in an intriguing and very exciting direction, and the future looks promising for our favourite occult detective.

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Mars Attacks: Occupation #1

Mar 9, 2016

Overall, Mars Attacks: Occupation is off to a great start. Sci-fi comics have a tendency to push the envelope on a regular basis, but sometimes you need a throwback like this that reminds you why you fell in love with the genre in the first place. It's been awhile since we had an old school alien invasion story, and this one delivers on all fronts.

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Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift #1

Nov 4, 2015

While its still early days, Im just not as excited about this series as I hoped I would be,especially after such an unspectacular start. It isnt a waste of time by any means, but I wouldnt rush out to buy it either. If youre a fan of the universe already, I say pick it up as it does end on a high note. For now, its a solid time passer. Lets hope the next issue adds some much-needed oomph.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #1

Oct 27, 2015

Garden Warfare is fun mayhem for all ages. It takes real brains to write silliness this smart. The series is off to a great start and contains all the ridiculousness, exuberance, laughs and heart you want it to. If you have kids, buy it for them so you can steal it for yourself. If you dont, buy it anyway and read it with pride.

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Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #3

Dec 7, 2016

Overall, Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Alien is a series you should be reading. It isnt pretentious for one second, understanding that the only way to make a story like this work is make it its own thing completely. That said, Layman and Mooneyhamclearly respect each franchise and honours their rules accordingly, while injecting their own warped vision to create something truly magnificent. Like the mad scientists weird hybrids, this is some unnatural brilliance.

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Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs #1

Mar 16, 2016

Overall, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs is passable entertainment that serves as a natural successor to the cartoon in many ways, but it isn't noteworthy enough to recommend unless you're a fan already. By all means check it out if you need something to occupy your mind on a train journey or a five-minute visit to the toilet, but there's no reason to go out of your way to read it. Although, if you do, it will neither disappoint nor enthral.

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Samurai: Brothers In Arms #1

Sep 14, 2016

This is a brilliant start to the new series. Brothers in Arms comes out swinging with its first issue and it's left my anticipation levels for the next instalment through the roof. I cannot recommend these comics enough, but if you're new to them then I can't think of a better one to start off with. Highly recommended.

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Samurai: Brothers In Arms #2

Oct 19, 2016

Samurai: Brothers In Arms is a series which continues to go from strength to strength. This is the type of adventure that you genuinely feel like you're a part of, going through every emotion with the characters.

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Shaft: Imitation of Life #1

Feb 11, 2016

Overall, this is a brilliant start to the new run and I cant wait to see where it goes from here. Its laid the foundations for an excellent detective story to be built on, while introducing some extra conflicted facets to Shafts character that hints at something much deeper than initially meets the eye.

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Sons of the Devil #6

Mar 23, 2016

Once again, the series hits yet another high point without giving too much away. The next issue cannot come soon enough. Sons of the Devil is the unsung horror series of the moment, but its much more than that, as it works just as well as a character drama. On every level, this is delivering in abundance and you owe it to yourself to revel in its terror.

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Sons of the Devil #7

May 6, 2016

Sons of the Devil intrinsically weaves horror, mystery, drama and strong characterisation to great effect, and if youre a horror aficionado then its everything you could possibly want from genre fare intelligence, intrigue, and the fear of the unknown manifesting itself in a way thats believable, despite its supernatural leanings.

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Speak No Evil #1

Oct 5, 2016

Speak No Evil #1 is fun Lovecraftian horror which is off to a very promising start.

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Surgeon X #1

Sep 30, 2016

Overall, Surgeon-X is off to a cracking start and I highly recommend it, especially if youre a fan of stories like V for Vendetta, which this is reminiscent of with its dystopian British setting, on-point and exploration of ideologies. Its politics might not sit well with some, but its still an engaging read, and even if you do disagree with some aspects of it, it might still give you some thoughts to ponder over.

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Symmetry #2

Jan 20, 2016

There are some great ideas in Symmetry, and it's on course to becoming an enjoyable Utopian sci-fi fare. It flips the script in some ways to standout from other stories of a similar ilk, so if you're a fan of this genre I highly recommend it. If not, I doubt this will change your mind.

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The Dregs #1

Jan 26, 2017

The Dregs is a brilliant read, with powerful subtext the beating heart of a horror mystery that's not for the faint of heart. It's perhaps a little too dark for some taste buds, but if you can appreciate an intelligent tale of cannibalism then I suggest picking it up.

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The Fix #1

Apr 7, 2016

Overall, this is yet another winner from this fantastic duo and an essential read for fans of crime fiction. It looks set to the best one in quite some time.

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The Flintstones #3

Sep 8, 2016

Overall, this is fun and wacky stuff. But it touches on serious topical issues in a way thats light, but still thought provoking. This was much better than I ever could have imagined; I might be a lukewarm casual when it comes to the cartoon, but Russells and Pughs latest comic incarnation has my attention.

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The Living Finger #1

Jun 4, 2016

Surprisingly, The Living Finger doesnt feel like its going to be schlock horror for the sake of it. The premise is a wonderful set-up for murderous hilarity, but the first issue establishes a tragically funny human reasoning for the inevitable supernatural mayhem. Theres a genuine heart and charm permeating throughout that makes me think this series is going to be a winner. Highly recommended.

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The Mighty Zodiac #1

Apr 6, 2016

The Mighty Zodiac is off to a great start and it seems like it could be a potential classic in the making.

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The Mighty Zodiac #2

May 18, 2016

Overall, this is shaping up to be a series I cannot recommend enough. With issue number two it has gathered speed and established characters, while weaving a perfect balance of emotion, story and adventure with spellbinding results. Go buy it. Now.

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The Rocketeer At War #1

Dec 23, 2015

Overall, this is worth a read if youre looking for some light fluff. The series is off to a solid enough start to keep me interested, and while its not spectacular just yet, it might be in future. Definitely worth a read, although not essential unless youre already a fan.

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The Violent #1

Dec 9, 2015

The Violent is off to an impressive start, but its a depressing experience. However, if youre the type of person who likes to watch Ken Loach films, youll probably appreciate it. Reading it could potentially ruin your day, but its an important and emotionally charged story that deserves to be told.

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Triggerman #1

Oct 5, 2016

Triggerman is off to a great start. So far it doesn't offer much in the way of action or explanation, but it excels in terms of mood and paving the way for what's to come. It has an old school flavour of vintage crime tales where men were hard and women were the charm and sophistication, like Bonnie and Clyde. Triggerman has brains, brawn, beauty and grit, and if you're a fan of the hardboiled type of storytelling you'll have a blast with this.

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Vikings: Uprising #1

Sep 28, 2016

Vikings Uprising #1 will please fans of the show who can't wait for its return, as well as newbies looking for a brutal historical saga.

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Wolf #5

Jan 20, 2016

This is the Wolf in an unexpected progression for the series, but its heading places I want to go with it.

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Wolf #6

Feb 24, 2016

Hopefully the next issue can return the series to prominence and this can be chalked up to a bad day at the office. There has simply been too much brilliance in the Wolf saga to completely dismiss it, and its warranted itself a few more chances before I give up on it completely. Unfortunately, this issue just wasnt for me, and Ive been nothing but admiring of Wolf up until now. Take that for what its worth.

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Wolfcop #1

Oct 27, 2016

Lowell Dean created a fantastic character with WolfCop when he unleashed the movie a couple of years ago. Now Max Marks has taken what made the character so special in the first place and expanded the story in a fresh, fun way which feels like a natural continuation and something brand new entirely. Overall, WolfCop #1 is perfect.

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WWE #1

Jan 19, 2017

In summary, WWE #1 is well worth a read if youre a wrestling fan or even mildly intrigued by its shenanigans. And its much better than Monday Night Raw, so youd be better off just reading this as opposed to watching three hours of that every week.

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Wynonna Earp #1

Feb 25, 2016

Overall, Wynonna Earp is off to a solid start and accomplishes a few feats. As preparation for a television series to get viewers excited, it does the job. As a comic book series with a potential future, it lays the groundwork to expand upon. Fans will be pleased to have Wynonna back, and newcomers have a perfecting starting point to get acquainted with her. All in all, a generic but most enjoyable success.

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