Marvel Maximus's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 10
8.6Avg. Review Rating

8.5
Batman / Dylan Dog (2024) #2

Apr 9, 2024

Batman/Dylan Dog #2 dives straight into the supernatural side of things, sidelining the street-level superheroics for now, which may cause readers' mileage to vary. But what stays consistent is the gorgeous art that delivers the story's punch from the streets of London to the depths of the underworld. And the witty dialogue running parallel with the dark themes really mesh together wonderfully.

View Issue       View Full Review
9
Batman / Dylan Dog (2024) #3

May 14, 2024

Batman/Dylan Dog #3 is a solemn conclusion to our duo detectives' team-up. The gothic story is paired with entertaining dialogue and beyond beautiful art. Though the stakes could be higher, Batman's interactions with Dylan Dog show that the two make for a great pairing and could provide for fun future issues if they ever decide to meet again. All in all, this three-issue crossover brings two different heroes not too far from their comfort zones, doubling down on their respective personas and personal philosophies, all painted in masterly strokes of shadows.

View Issue       View Full Review
8
Batman and Robin (2023) #8

Apr 9, 2024

Batman and Robin #8 is an interesting break for the dynamic duo, showing these characters on individual adventures. But while this issue gives something interesting to Robin's character development, as Flatline melts his usually confident mask, it adds nothing new to Batman nor Shush. In the end, there are more questions than answers. We'll just have to wait and see if the payoff is satisfying enough for the journey.

View Issue       View Full Review
9
Batman and Robin (2023) #9

May 14, 2024

Batman and Robin #9 is an important issue and a must-read for readers following the dynamic duo's adventures. It has a couple of the most stylistic artists working in comics today to provide gorgeous art, and Joshua Williamson packages it all in a fun and joyfully written story. Though Shush's reveal leaves more to be desired, Man-Bat is finally taking his much-deserved spotlight, soaring as a main antagonist. Let's hope the next issue keeps up the momentum and brings father and son together again on the same page.

View Issue       View Full Review
8
Batman and Robin (2023) #10

Jun 11, 2024

All in all, Batman and Robin #10 is a fun conclusion to the first main arc of the series that highlights the father-and-son relationship more than anything else. For people looking for what the title promises, the dynamic duo back to their roots, working together as a team, they won't be disappointed. It's all about Batman and Robin here, both of them equally sharing a spotlight.

View Issue       View Full Review
9.5
Batman and Robin (2023) #11

Jul 10, 2024

Batman and Robin #11 is an amazing beginning to a new arc. An arc that has dinosaurs, a fight with T-Rexes, and the return of a fan-favorite villain in Bane. It's also not without its mysteries, with how Bane is seemingly back as a pseudo-anti-hero as opposed to the capital V villain he has been previously. Oh, and also don't forget the dinosaurs.

View Issue       View Full Review
8
Green Lantern: War Journal (2023) #8

Apr 16, 2024

Green Lantern War Journal #8 is another chapter in the story of John Stewart as he battles his heroic responsibility with that of his family. The inclusion of Guy Gardner makes for great continuity and reminds us of the Lanterns' connectivity with each other even with the change of the status quo. Though the villain leaves more to be desired, John's dementia-ridden mother makes this a story worth telling and I can't wait to see how that plot thread gets resolved.

View Issue       View Full Review
9
The Penguin (2023) #9

Apr 23, 2024

The Penguin #9 is an important piece of the overarching puzzle portraying the avian-themed villain's return to power. The different captions used turn the whole issue into a unique collage of personal and subjective interpretations of events. The interplay between Batman and Penguin is a classic turned on its head. The art by Rafael de Latorre paints a dark and desperate Gotham on the verge of war. And by the end, as most good Tom King story does, it comments about love.

View Issue       View Full Review
8.5
The Penguin (2023) #10

May 28, 2024

The Penguin #10 is poetic, impactful, and dramatic, all dressed in the mundane, of people talking in benches and not scuffles in tights. In other words, it is everything you'd expect from a Tom King book, and De Lattore and Maiolo's art only enhances the experience. If that is what you're looking for, then this is something that you definitely should not miss on the shelves.

View Issue       View Full Review
8
The Penguin (2023) #11

Jun 25, 2024

As a penultimate issue, The Penguin #11 ramps things up at the cost of build-up. Every character reaps what they've sown, and Batman proves that if he is a symbol of anything, it is one of consequence.

View Issue       View Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...

July

June

More