Madeleine Chan's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 24
9.0Avg. Review Rating

9.5
Abbott: 1973 #5

May 26, 2021

The issue and series overall deliver stellar art and story that is captivating, compelling, and cognizant of our times. It continues to explore the themes of power, love, and truth through a host of new characters and historical themes, with Ahmed weaving the supernatural with its core messages with extreme poise and clarity.

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10
Afternoon at McBurgers #1

Dec 7, 2021

Afternoon at McBurger's is a wholly unique comic book experience with creative art and an ingenious story that invites incredible intrigue.

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9
Batman: Secret Files (2021): The Signal #1

Jul 6, 2021

The incredible work done in this one-shot would be a waste if DC didn't continue it in some way. Batman: Secret Files - The Signal #1 pulls every corner of Duke Thomas together for an engaging story full of heart and growth and gives him a springboard to soar. Whether you're a longtime fan of Duke or a bat-centric reader, if you needed a signal to pick Batman: Secret Files - The Signal #1 up, this is it.

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9
Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #5

Jul 13, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #5 should make you excited to be a Bat fan. With a rich focus on character, wonderfully expressive art, and many surprises for the future of the Bat-landscape, it can't disappoint.

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8
Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #6

Aug 10, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends is still a great place to reinvent and relaunch characters that may not have gotten the chance otherwise. Batman: Urban Legends #6 gives its featured characters interesting new directions with fitting art for an exciting entry.

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9
Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #9

Nov 9, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #9,like nearly every issue of the series before it, is a fantastic feature of talent that picks up the corners of the Batman universe and makes them shine.

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9.5
Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #10

Dec 14, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #10 brings the holiday cheer with a heap of wonderfully-illustrated and heartfelt stories.

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9
Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #11

Jan 11, 2022

Batman: Urban Legends keeps pulling in top-tier talent and spotlighting new, innovative creators for an anthology series that always keeps you on your toes. Batman: Urban Legends #11 is no exception, boasting a fresh lineup of stories with writing and art primed to develop in fascinating new ways.

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9
Bylines in Blood #1

Jan 5, 2022

Bylines In Blood #1 is electric neo-noir goodness that is much a murder mystery as an uncomfortable present-day truth.

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9.5
Bylines in Blood #2

Feb 9, 2022

Bylines In Blood #2's ever-evolving art and rich worldbuilding make for a comic easy to dive deeper into and never reach the bottom.

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10
Bylines in Blood #3

Mar 16, 2022

The truth is always more complicated than it seems, and Bylines In Blood #3's vivid, innovative art and ever-gripping plot can't help but make you want to figure it out.

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9.5
Bylines in Blood #4

Apr 27, 2022

Bylines In Blood #4 hammers home the message of clawing for truth amidst lies with a final gallery of gripping art.

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8.5
Commanders In Crisis #9

Jun 2, 2021

Commanders in Crisis #9 overall feels like Orlando's primarily preparing for the climax of the story, but it's a necessary setup. Unlike some other comics' expositional issues, this one doesn't feel like a simple filler -- and despite a few lulls, continues to explore the story's themes and character dynamics.

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7.5
Commanders In Crisis #10

Jul 6, 2021

With only two more issues left to go, Commanders in Crisis #10 showcases a revived penultimate superhero showdown through dynamic art and colors and engaging thematic development.

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9.5
Commanders In Crisis #12

Sep 1, 2021

Commanders in Crisis #12 uses incredibly dynamic and fitting art to conclude a series painfully, yet beautifully cognizant of our times. In a word, it's excellent.

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8.5
DC Pride (2021) #1

Jun 8, 2021

Despite any qualms around performativity or rainbow-washing I may have with DC, the comic itself contains a plethora of great stories, ranging from cute and charming to heartfelt and intriguing accompanied by gorgeous pinups and cool interviews from DC TV stars. Definitely worth picking up for some fun content and to show DC that this kind of issue is something worth continuing.

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9
Fox and Hare #1

May 25, 2022

Ultimately, Fox and Hare #1 is a strong artistic and narrative start to a series with great promise for reclaiming the cyberpunk genre.

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10
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star OGN

May 18, 2022

With Galaxy: The Prettiest Star, Axelrod, Taylor, and Maher coalesce stardust to create a vividly beautiful and poignant story that speaks to the unique shine in all of us.

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9.5
God of Tremors #1

Aug 18, 2021

A seething, thematic gothic exploration of epilepsy in the brutal context of god-fearing 19th century England that aptly mirrors the present, God of Tremors adds another hit to Milligan's library of horrific wonder.

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9.5
Halcyon (2022) #1

Feb 1, 2022

Fans of Reg's 'The Cartoon Utopia' will eat this book up and new readers are sure to be enchanted by his unique perspectives and art. It gave me an (albeit positive) "what the f*ck" moment, but Halcyon's untethered narrative and dreamy, contemplative art make for an experience I won't soon forget.

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6
Robins (2021) #1

Nov 16, 2021

Robins #1 is a disappointing start to the new mini-series, with refreshing art and colors as its only saving grace.

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7
Teen Titans Academy (2021) #7

Nov 2, 2021

Teen Titans Academy #7 is a fun, albeit under-developed, feature on gorillas new and old supported by wonderful art, colors, and letters.

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10
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #12

Aug 3, 2021

A picture-perfect ending for a series full of distractingly gorgeous art and irresistible storytelling, The Dreaming: Waking Hours #12 is a dream from start to finish.

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10
This Is How I Disappear OGN

Oct 5, 2021

Art with a striking desolate richness and a universally harrowing narrative, This is How I Disappear is a must-buy for any dealing with the depths of living and the continuance of living.

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