M. 'Pawz' Williams's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Rhymes With Geek Reviews: 15
7.7Avg. Review Rating

Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1

Oct 2, 2014

Bucky Soldier: The Winter Soldier #1 brings together two top young comic talents, Kot & Rudy, to great success. You can bet on being blown away by this book.

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Dead Squad #1

Oct 7, 2014

Comic readers itching for an original, new military comic with a light touch of sci-fi need look no further than Dead Squad #1. It places contemporary military-political concerns in an exciting story with solid visuals.

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Father's Day #1

Oct 21, 2014

Father's Day treads familiar territory, but manages to present an entertaining story. The art is very accomplished, and hopefully the story will build from this solid opening to a thrilling payoff.

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G.I. Joe (2014) #1

Sep 24, 2014

This is one of those tough times as a reviewer when I was looking forward to a book and recognize that the creators put a lot into, but it just didn't produce an enjoyable comic experience. Since the failure wasn't due to a lack of effort or talent, though, I will check out G.I. Joe #2 and won't be surprised if it is dynamite.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2010) #206

Sep 11, 2014

There are a lot of subtle touches here that may go unappreciated by casual readers, but Hama, Gallant and the rest of the creative team are really on top of their game. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #206 is another strong issue that shows none of them are content to take shelter inpast accomplishments.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2010) #207

Oct 9, 2014

In G.I. Joe: A Real American Here #207, the mystery continues to mount. Hama demonstrates again that he can still deliver tense action, drama and suspense. The illustrations were a bit sketchy, but they clearly conveyed the story.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2010) #208

Nov 13, 2014

Everything works here. From the characterization of the many players, to the clever layouts, and multiple surprises, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #208 has it all! Even a fun little appearance from another Hasbro property finds its way into the story.

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Hawkeye (2012) #20

Sep 12, 2014

Hawkeye #20 is a satisfying conclusion to Bishop's dark L.A. odyssey. Fraction, Wu and Hollingsworth collaborate beautifully in this issue

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Shaft #1

Dec 2, 2014

The main achievement of Shaft #1 is that it gives the reader a real sense of John Shaft's character while telling a suspense-filled story. First issues are often either heavy on action or build up a foundation of characters and situations on which to tell future chapters. Shaft #1 does both so well and with such assured art, that it should be used as a reference for creators planning out their debut comics.

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Supergirl (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 19, 2014

Supergirl: Future's End is definitely worth picking up for regular and semi-regular Supergirl readers. Others will likely be lost and confused.

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Winterworld #4

Nov 19, 2014

Although this issue marks the end of a story arch, there are still unanswered questions from the opening of Winterworld #1. That's fine with me. It did seem a bit odd, however, that the final page had a title marking the end of the first arch when the first four issues didn't all seem tightly linked by an overall story to begin with. It was really just these last two issues in this oasis – that, of course, turned out to be a mirage – that were really locked together. I suppose it's more Guice's departure and modern comic marketing for eventual trade that formthese issues into a set more than anything. Regardless, Winterworld #4 is another solid chapter in a series that I have no complaints with so far!

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Winterworld #5

Dec 10, 2014

Overall, I am reassured by Winterworld #5. The series was going strong, and I was worried it might lose some momentum when a new arc began and a new artist took over. Fortunately, Dixon, Giorello and Rodriguez handily deliver another strong chapter of Winterworld. This is a great adventure series! If you haven't started reading it yet, pick up the first trade, then get into Winterworld #5!

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Wonder Woman (2011) #35

Oct 31, 2014

My only possible complaint with Wonder Woman #35 is I wanted it to go on further, or perhaps not mark the end of this terrific run by Azzarello, Chiang, and their collaborators. But they finished it the way they wanted, on their own terms, and that is something worth celebrating.

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Wonder Woman (2011) #36

Nov 21, 2014

Aquaman looks great. Wonder Woman looks way too young. And Batman looks like he's creeping on her.

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Wonder Woman (2011) #37

Dec 19, 2014

Wonder Woman, the God of War, is reduced to lines on the level of "YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!" (*slams door behind her*). Also, when Mr. Finch draws her at her most underage (and with her butt arched), another character addresses her as "girl." Why? Why?! WHY!?! At least there is some unintentional humor in the panel where the evil old lady looks like Grard Depardieu after a three-day bender. That provided me with an LOL.

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