Liam Budd's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 42
6.9Avg. Review Rating

6.0
All-New Wolverine #10

Jul 25, 2016

Ultimately, this isn't bad issue, but its lack of invention and craft makes it rather forgettable.

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7.5
Amazing World of Gumball Grab Bag Special #2016

Sep 5, 2016

A fun, eclectic mix of stories featuring the Amazing World of Gumball. A total must for fans, I fear the high price may be too much for the casual reader.

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6.8
Animosity #1

Sep 19, 2016

Still as intriguing as before unfortunately #2 is showing signs of growing pains.

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6.5
Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

Jul 8, 2016

Perfectly acceptable in every way, eh old sport? Wot, wot.

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7.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #1

Oct 31, 2016

A fine return. Like putting on that comfortable, old romper suit.

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9.8
Black Panther (2016) #5

Aug 12, 2016

For all the troubles and conflicts that King TChalla is facing, the creative team are sailing.

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8.0
Black Widow (2016) #4

Jun 20, 2016

A tightly told story, trimmed of excess. A true, blue spy thriller but has enough to appeal to fans of the genre and newbies alike.

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4.0
Captain Kid #1

Jul 28, 2016

A wholly disappointing read with a whole lot of potential, but none of the payoff.

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6.4
Champions #1

Oct 7, 2016

These are not the Young Avengers you are looking for.

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5.5
Civil War II: Ulysses #1

Aug 29, 2016

Unless you are reading "Civil War" this will make no sense or nor feel important enough.

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7.0
Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

Aug 15, 2016

Good characterisation and accomplished art. The story on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired.

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6.5
Doctor Strange (2015) Annual #1

Sep 30, 2016

Sets up the future for the good Doctor efficiently, but leaves me unsatisfied and bored.

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7.8
Doom Patrol (2016) #1

Sep 15, 2016

Weird and wonderful. When it looks this good, who cares about getting lost?

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4.8
Evil Ernie: Godeater #1

Aug 5, 2016

I would say one for the fans, but unfortunately I think even they will be hard done by.

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8.9
Giant Days #16

Jul 11, 2016

Just a wonderful slice of life, even when our girls are on a downer they do not fail to raise a smile.

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6.8
Harley Quinn (2016) #1

Aug 8, 2016

A mixed start to the new series. Newbies and veterans will certainly find the beginning tedious though it does end on a high. In more ways than one.

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8.9
Harrow County #13

Jun 10, 2016

A wonderful installment that balances storytelling, characterisation and action. It just wont cure you of your fear of scarecrows. Or corn.

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7.0
Hellblazer: Rebirth #1

Jul 22, 2016

This new version of Constantine may not be breaking the mold but its off to an intriguing start.

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7.2
Infamous Iron Man #1

Oct 21, 2016

The premise and tone of this book really intrigues, though we are seriously lacking any payoff.

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7.8
Jughead (2015) #9

Sep 8, 2016

Exceedingly funny and as well written as any teen comedy, if not better. Ol Jughead is in good hands.

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8.5
Jupiter's Legacy Vol. 2 #1

Jul 4, 2016

An exciting return of a series with lots of potential, Millar's writing is more assured and Quitely is excellent as always. Let's just hope they do not succumb to the old pitfalls.

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5.0
Kong of Skull Island #1

Jul 14, 2016

An overall chaotic and confusing start to the story of King Kongs origins. Thankfully the art is as spectacular as it should be.

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9.0
Lake of Fire #1

Aug 26, 2016

A fantastic start to a new series with a strong new voice and stunning art. Its educational, its entertaining, its edutainment!

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4.0
Moonshine #1

Oct 10, 2016

This book is no good, see. Lousy you hear.

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7.9
Old Man Logan (2016) #7

Jun 6, 2016

A gloriously drawn issue that establishes motivation for Old Man Logan. Both the character and the book.

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7.9
Over The Garden Wall #2

May 30, 2016

Two stories intriguingly juxtaposed and both excellently structured. All I want now, is for the creepiness to unfold.

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5.5
Paper Girls #6

Jun 3, 2016

A disappointing return to Paper Girls. Somebody call Doc Brown, I want to go back to 1988.

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8.0
Seven to Eternity #1

Sep 22, 2016

Overall, Remender and Opena have delivered a beautiful book that is multi-layered and filled with storytelling. I'm pleased to say it is worth your time and money because so much has been poured into it. It certainly has a lot more places to go however, yes in terms of story, but mostly in changing up the conventions of its genre. I would love to see the female characters get a bigger role, the examples in this issue have not been given a lot to do or have simply been a way to motivate the main character. I'm also looking forward to how Remender deals with his villain, but for a first issue "Seven to Eternity" shows so much promise and potential, I advise you get on now.

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7.9
Shade, the Changing Girl #2

Nov 7, 2016

A weird and wonderful clockwork puzzle.

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5.0
She Wolf #1

Jun 23, 2016

This is not for the faint hearted, but if you put the work in it desires, then it may work for you.

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7.5
Spider-Woman (2015) #7

May 23, 2016

A subdued yet fun chapter of the 'Spider-Women' crossover. As enjoyable as the dynamic between Jessica and Jesse is, it does feel to have come at the wrong time.

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader #21

Jun 13, 2016

A New Darth? The Vader Strikes Back? 2 Darth 2 Vader? Whatever you want to call this issue, know this, he's back and taking on the galaxy.

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7.5
Superman (2016) #1

Jun 17, 2016

A very good start to this particular Superman book. If the focus remains on Jonathan, it could turn out to be one of the most surprising, all-ages book of the year.

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7.9
The Clone Conspiracy #1

Oct 14, 2016

If you love traditional and effective superhero tales, then you should really pick up this comic.

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3.0
The Great Divide #1

Sep 12, 2016

Dull and uninspiring, "The Great Divide" sits between itself and the reader.

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7.9
The Wicked + The Divine #21

Jul 18, 2016

Lots of energy, lots of fights, lots of lots. Earplugs advised.

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9.0
The Wicked + The Divine #23

Nov 4, 2016

Inventive and stupidly stylish. Slay.

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7.5
Warlords of Appalachia #1

Oct 17, 2016

A controversial comic book that hits and misses.

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1.9
Wolfcop #1

Oct 27, 2016

Overall, the creative team behind "Wolfcop" #1 failed to comprehend whether its source material could translate to a comic book. I actually believe it can, but not without understanding how and why it must change. If not, then you are left with a book that completely misses the mark while appealing to only a small audience. This is truly lowest common denominator.

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7.8
X-Men '92 (2016) #6

Sep 2, 2016

Fun, bright and breezy. An unchallenging book for pretty much everybody.

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4.5
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #5

Jun 27, 2016

An unfortunate end to a miniseries that began with the best intentions. What this issue lacks in subtlety makes up with fantastic artwork.

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6.8
Yakuza Demon Killers #1

Nov 18, 2016

The potential is there, but unfortunately it totally missed.

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