Lillian Hochwender's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Watch Reviews: 22
9.0Avg. Review Rating

6.6
Adler #1

Feb 1, 2020

At its finest, Adler is a delightful, progressive penny dreadful that reminds readers of its Victorian inspirations. Yet, the unbalanced narrative and facial monotony may make you wish youd read Sherlock Holmes, Carmilla,or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen instead. Hopefully, Adler will come into its own with time. For now, Adlers biggest mystery is what anyone should expect from it.

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9.8
Ant-Man (2020) #1

Feb 6, 2020

Funny and fast-paced, Ant-Man #1 may be small but it still packs a punch.

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9.8
Ant-Man (2020) #2

Feb 26, 2020

Ant Man #2 continues a full-throttle, f-ant-astic, cant miss adventure. Filled with laughs and thrills, its largest flaw is how quickly its going to be over.

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8.3
Ant-Man (2020) #3

Mar 16, 2020

Ant Man #3 is so far the runs weakest issue narratively, but the art remains first rate. With larger threats around every corner, hopefully the next issue will be a return to form.

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9.2
Ant-Man (2020) #4

May 18, 2020

Ant-Man #4 may be stuck on the web, but its as vibr-ant and ant-ertaining as ever.

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9.1
Ant-Man (2020) #5

Jun 18, 2020

Ant-Man #5 is a larger-than-life finish to a playful and striking miniseries. Not as comedic as its first issue, or emotionally hefty as its fourth (R.I.P. Pam), its nonetheless a satisfying, fast-paced page-turner.

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6.8
Big Girls #1

Aug 17, 2020

In Big Girls #1, 300-foot-tall Ember fights against the patriarchy-as-kaiju. Yet, Howards bioessentialist metaphor is battling itself, as is his striking yet simultaneously underwhelming art. One can only hope Big Girls comes into its own with time.

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9.6
Crowded #11

Feb 7, 2020

In its eleventh issue, Crowded continues to be a masterclass in space. Never has a silo felt so small. With less running to do, Crowded becomes somehow even more claustrophobic and even more character-driven. Everything gets worse but the story only gets better.

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10
Crowded #12

Mar 29, 2020

Crowded #12 is a flawlessly executed finale of an exceptional second arc. Its a mystery where everyones favorite queer rom-com near-future thriller is taking us, but it cant arrive soon enough.

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10
Hedra #1

Aug 22, 2020

Hedrais a beautifully rendered, retrofuturistic tale that reminds readers that there is always hope even in the grimmest of circumstances.

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9.8
Invisible Kingdom #10

Mar 5, 2020

Invisible Kingdom #10 is a beautifully painted finish examining and celebrating rebirth in a multitude of forms including one particularly beautiful queer one.

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8.6
King of Nowhere #1

Mar 3, 2020

King of Nowhere #1 is a promising beginning to a darkly funny, mysterious, and pleasantly off-kilter miniseries.

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7.7
King of Nowhere #5

Sep 2, 2020

King of Nowhere #5 finishes this series as it began: hard to put down due to a constant hope that it might improve. Yet, lovable characters and the books off-kilter artistic brilliance remain undercut by its unbalanced story and uninteresting protagonist.

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8.9
Ludocrats #1

Apr 29, 2020

So what is The Ludocrats? A gratuitously violent, artistically inspired, fourth-wall-obliterating, steampunk/fantasy Saturday-morning-cartoon-meets-Asterix for people who love profanity. Is it ludicrous? Most definitely. Is it funny? Thats subjective.

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9.1
Red Mother #3

Feb 19, 2020

Red Mother #3 offers a beautiful balance of humanity, mystery, and monstrosity. It also proves this title is still worth keeping an eye on.

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7.5
Red Mother #4

Mar 25, 2020

The Red Mother #4 remains haunting and, at moments, striking, but its predictable narrative structure and artistic shortcomings can get in the way of an otherwise creepy and compelling story.

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10
Space Bear OGN

Aug 1, 2020

Space Bearmay be silent, but it has a big story to tell. Its a vibrant, charming sci-fi about communication and compassion that offers children a chance to learn, while giving comic-loving adults a way to share a medium they love. Its also plain good fun.

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9.2
Tartarus #1

Feb 13, 2020

Tartarusoffers readers a refreshingly diverse and complex world to sink their teeth into. Equal parts driving plot and intricate art, this story is one to keep an eye on.

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9.8
Tartarus #2

Mar 22, 2020

Tartaruscontinues to offer readers an engrossing, symbol-rich, trope-defying science fiction epic worth sinking their teeth into.

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9.4
Tartarus #3

Jun 24, 2020

Tartarus #3 is an action-packed, vibrant continuation full of twists and revelations, plunging readers further into Tildes world.

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9.9
Tartarus #4

Jul 31, 2020

In Tartarus #4, every character is forced to question what sacrifices are worth making. For readers, its more than worth sacrificing $4 and an hour of ones day to read such a beautifully executed book.

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9.4
Tartarus #5

Sep 3, 2020

While Tartarus #5 may focus on an eclipse, neither writing nor art eclipses the other. Bursting with intricate twists and elaborate art, its an ambitious albeit flawed ending to a fascinating first arc.Where will Tartarus take Tilde next?

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