Matt Attanasio's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicsverse Reviews: 67
8.9Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #794

Jan 25, 2018

The beautiful pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794 don't excuse it from being an issue of filler. You'll likely be left wanting more of the side plot by the end, but it's meant to leave you craving future stories.

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8.7
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #795

Feb 9, 2018

The slow march towards "Go Down Swinging" continues in a good way with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795. Slott and Gage understand the art of building up an event. All of this will make the payoff so much better.

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8.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #796

Feb 21, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796 gives you mostly more of the same as the previous two issues. But that's okay, because the payoff is going to be so worth it once "Go Down Swinging" begins.

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #797

Mar 8, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 finally gets the ball rolling for "Go Down Swinging," and it's in the best ways possible. Norman Osborn has never been more terrifying.

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8.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #798

Apr 6, 2018

Though some of the thrill of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 is lost behind the hero's mask, the horror of the Red Goblin is ever-present. There's no telling where this story will go next, and that's definitely a good thing.

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #799

Apr 19, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #799 is easily the best issue of the "Go Down Swinging" arc thus far. It's filled with some incredible action, and does a great job of highlighting the villain.

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9.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #800

Jun 1, 2018

It's not over-selling it to say that this is one of the greatest single issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to date. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 succeeds on just about every level.

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8.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #801

Jun 21, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 is an amazing finale for what's been an amazing 10 years of Spider-Man. Though it may seem underwhelming at first, it's easy to tell Dan Slott put his all into his final AMAZING SPIDER-MAN issue, and it definitely shows.

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #1

Jul 12, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 covers all the bases in the best ways possible. This issue has got me truly excited for what's to come from Nick Spencer.

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9.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #2

Jul 25, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 is an incredible continuation of Nick Spencer's run. His solid storytelling is matched perfectly by the fantastic work from the artistic team. It's really hard for me to find anything negative to say about this book.

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8.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #3

Aug 8, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 is... weird, to say the least. It's definitely a good issue. It moves the story forward in a very creative way. I just hope this doesn't all come tumbling down on top of Spencer.

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8.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #4

Aug 23, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 really drives home the point of how dangerous it is to have a Spider-Man without his sense of responsibility. Spencer does a great job writing this, and Ottley and the artistic team do a stellar job of presenting it.

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9.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #5

Sep 12, 2018

Nick Spencer took some worthwhile chances with this arc. It's turned out to be a very needed reevaluation of Spider-Man, as well as a perfect way to debut artist Ryan Ottley at Marvel.

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9.1
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #6

Sep 26, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 continues to prove that Nick Spencer's direction for the character is something to embrace, not shun. I love this freer Peter Parker, and the antics of this issue are extremely fun to watch. Plus, it's got art from Humberto Ramos. What's not to love?

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #7

Oct 10, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 isn't just a great Spidey issue, it's a great Boomerang issue. The interactions between Pete and Fred are key, and the build-up surrounding this new villain are to die for!

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8.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #8

Oct 24, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 shines in how it establishes a new villainous gang and how it pulls Spidey back into the larger Marvel Universe. New material like this is what's helping Nick Spencer's run with the character excel. Here's hoping we get more of it.

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8.7
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #9

Nov 14, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 keeps things interesting by reuniting Spider-Man and Black Cat, and also picking up a new story thread for MJ. Here's hoping all of these stories play out in meaningful ways.

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9.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #10

Nov 28, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 succeeds in its usage and evaluation of Mary Jane and Black Cat. These are two characters who have been absent from the Spider-Man scene for a while. It's great to see Nick Spencer give them their due.

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9.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #11

Dec 12, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 succeeds all around in telling a humorous story and reintegrating J. Jonah Jameson into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

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8.7
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #12

Dec 19, 2018

Though AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 doesn't do a lot to move the relationship between Spidey and Jameson forward, it's still an entertaining read, with tons of fantastic artwork to lift the whole thing up.

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8.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #14

Jan 30, 2019

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 saves itself from being just another typical filler issue thanks to Spencer's creative character development and Bachalo's insane pages. I wouldn't recommend skipping this one; it'll undoubtedly have importance down the line.

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8.7
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #15

Feb 13, 2019

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 excels in highlighting certain characters and building towards what comes next. Nick Spencer's attention to detail is superb, and Chris Bachalo's artwork is as great as ever.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #13

Nov 25, 2017

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #13 is a fresh and reinvigorating installment for what was already an extremely fun series.

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #14

Dec 28, 2017

Focusing on Mary Jane was a great idea for this issue. Her character progresses a lot, and it's all matched very well with moments of humor and action.

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9.7
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #15

Feb 1, 2018

This is probably one of the best issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS. The story helps to move the Spider-Family forward, and the art is some of the best from the artistic team.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #16

Feb 15, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #16 takes another big step forward in the lives of the Parker family. Though it's a little slow, it is, overall, a very enjoyable read.

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8.3
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #18

Apr 19, 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #18 plays with a bothersome cliche, but ultimately, it succeeds in concluding what has been an enjoyable arc.

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8.8
Avengers (2018) #6

Aug 23, 2018

AVENGERS #6 delivers an epic finale to what has been an utterly epic first arc. Between Jason Aaron's dynamic storytelling and Ed McGuinness and Paco Medina's stellar pages, AVENGERS #6 completely succeeds as both a solo issue and a conclusion to a full arc.

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9.5
Avengers (2018) #7

Sep 6, 2018

AVENGERS #7 will quickly grip you with the story of the first Ghost Rider. It's a genuinely sincere tale, one that perfectly paints a picture of who this prehistoric hero was.

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9.3
Avengers (2018) #8

Sep 19, 2018

AVENGERS #8 is features simplistic, yet extremely important and artful storytelling, along with some incredible pages. It's issues like this that remind me why I love the Avengers so much.

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9.7
Avengers (2018) #9

Oct 10, 2018

AVENGERS #9 may just be the first Namor-themed comic I can actually get behind. I've never been much of a fan, but I'll be damned if I didn't admit Jason Aaron is changing my mind.

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9.2
Avengers (2018) #10

Nov 14, 2018

Marvel's been doing a pretty good job with their milestone issues lately. AVENGERS #10/#700 is no exception. This issue uses every page to its advantage, telling an interesting story, building more into the fictional world, and just being downright fun to read.

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9.2
Avengers (2018) #11

Dec 12, 2018

AVENGERS #11 succeeds in that it takes the time to build on multiple facets in play in Aaron's story. Which is definitely required, following the events of AVENGERS #10. And not only does everything read well, but it all looks fantastic to boot.

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8.5
Avengers (2018) #12

Jan 9, 2019

AVENGERS #12 might not feel like much, but I'm sure it'll prove to be an important issue down the line. Establishing this new support structure for the Avengers was a smart creative decision by Aaron.

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9.8
Avengers (2018) #13

Jan 23, 2019

AVENGERS #13 succeeds in its depiction of a uniquely tragic origin story. Aaron's storytelling is masterful, and I'm absolutely hooked now on these prehistoric Avenger stories. And Andrea Sorrentino completely nails the artistic side of things. Don't miss this issue.

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9.5
Avengers (2018) #14

Feb 6, 2019

Jason Aaron does a great job balancing the scope of this new story and the presence of his new villains. The Shadow Colonel is already a great villain. And David Marquez and Justin Ponsor deliver nothing but the best with their glorious pages.

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6.3
Captain America (2017) #696

Dec 9, 2017

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite CAPTAIN AMERICA runs, and we're only on the second issue of it. Waid, Samnee, and Wilson nailed this issue. I'm eager to see what comes next.

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8.8
Captain America (2017) #697

Jan 6, 2018

Though the pace is a bit uneven, this is still a great issue. Waid, Samnee, and Wilson ultimately continue to impress.

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9.3
Captain America (2017) #698

Feb 15, 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 is a great start to the "Man Out of Time" arc. It sets the stakes and the playing field, informs you of all the players, and gets you excited for the battle to come.

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9.1
Captain America (2017) #700

Apr 11, 2018

Though it's not a flawless milestone, CAPTAIN AMERICA #700 is a fantastic issue, and a great summary of all the things that make Captain America such a great hero.

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8.6
Captain America (2017) #701

May 6, 2018

Though CAPTAIN AMERICA #701 may not be for everyone, there's a lot here to hold your interest. The story of Jack Rogers is definitely worth checking out. And if you don't want to check out the story, then at least check out the art.

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8.7
Captain America (2017) #702

May 16, 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA #702 definitely improves upon what was started in #701. The story feels more accessible now, and the world just keeps growing more and more entertaining.

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8.3
Captain America (2017) #703

Jun 8, 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA #703 does a solid job of keeping you interested, but the series is showing some fatigue. You may walk away feeling like nothing substantial really happened in this issue.

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8.8
Captain America (2017) #704

Jun 21, 2018

Though it may seem like a straightforward finale, CAPTAIN AMERICA #704 is undoubtedly a strong conclusion to what's been a fun, unique Captain America arc.

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9.3
Captain America (2018) #1

Jul 5, 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 is a great start to this new chapter for the Sentinel of Liberty. It sets up numerous compelling plot points that should be fun to see play out in the future.

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8.5
Captain America (2018) #2

Aug 1, 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 seems to reuse the storytelling model from CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 a bit too much and definitely has a fair amount of artistic hiccups. However, it's still a solid continuation of this new chapter for Steve Rogers.

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8.3
Captain America (2018) #3

Sep 6, 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 is an entertaining read, to an extent. Frankly, the story is already lagging a bit. It's a little too early for that, and fantastic art can only carry a story so far.

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8.2
Captain America (2018) #4

Oct 10, 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 is a good effort to push the story forward, but Ta-Nehisi Coates needs to spend less time in Steve's head and more time in the world. The story needs to move.

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9.3
Daredevil (2019) #1

Feb 6, 2019

Chip Zdarsky delivers a compelling and brutal beginning with DAREDEVIL #1, despite a little borrowing from the show. And Marco Checchetto and Sunny Gho's artwork will leave you floored.

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9.2
Fantastic Four (2018) #1

Aug 8, 2018

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 may not give us the family reunion we've been waiting for, but there's still so much here to love. This issue tells a great story, features some amazing artwork, and gives us a lot to look forward to.

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8.8
Fantastic Four (2018) #2

Sep 12, 2018

FANTASTIC FOUR #2 works so well at accomplishing its goals. It lets us know what the Future Foundation's been up to these past few years, as well as introduce us to a new villain in a powerful way.

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8.8
Fantastic Four (2018) #3

Nov 14, 2018

Though FANTASTIC FOUR #3 skimps on the villain a bit, and has some artistic hiccups, it's all well worth it to finally have Marvel's first family reunited!

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9.5
Fantastic Four (2018) #4

Nov 28, 2018

FANTASTIC FOUR #4 has tons of heart, wit, and creativity. The Fantastix are a fun -- if ineffectual -- foil to the Fantastic Four. On top of that, we gets tons of sincere family moments from the team.

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8.7
Fantastic Four (2018) #6

Jan 16, 2019

FANTASTIC FOUR #6 has a very classical feel to it, especially for a Fantastic Four issue. It's filled with explosive action and features some of the best Fantastic Four villains. That's certainly enough to forgive a few artistic hiccups.

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9.3
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #600

May 23, 2018

There's a lot to enjoy in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600. The pacing of the story and variety of content should keep most readers pleased, but is likely to push others away. All in all, though, it's a successful milestone, and a great final issue for Brian Michael Bendis at Marvel Comics.

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9.7
Oblivion Song #1

Mar 7, 2018

OBLIVION SONG #1 builds the foundation for what will undoubtedly be a beautiful series. There's a great deal of promise in this series, and I look forward to seeing it continue for a long, long time.

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9.3
Oblivion Song #2

Apr 12, 2018

OBLIVION SONG #2 builds upon everything introduced in OBLIVION SONG #1. The plot moves along in a smooth, character-driven way. I'm eager to see what theories fans come up with after this issue because there's a lot to speculate about.

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9.0
Oblivion Song #4

Jun 14, 2018

OBLIVION SONG #4 works wonders in terms of pushing the story forward and continuing to build up the world and its characters. This is probably the strongest issue of the series thus far.

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8.7
Oblivion Song #5

Jul 13, 2018

OBLIVION SONG #5 doesn't do much to move the story forward, but it certainly works to further develop every one of the characters. It's definitely worth checking out.

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8.7
Sentry (2018) #1

Jun 28, 2018

SENTRY #1 is a great reintroduction to the character of Robert Reynolds. This deep dive into his world is already proving to be completely insane, and I'm eager to read more.

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9.3
West Coast Avengers (2018) #2

Sep 19, 2018

WEST COAST AVENGERS #2 continues to prove why truly strange and undeniably fun series just work. The creativity of Thompson, Caselli, and Farrell continues to shine.

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9.3
West Coast Avengers (2018) #3

Oct 31, 2018

WEST COAST AVENGERS #3 continues to prove why this series is arguably Marvel's most entertaining at the moment. It's full of heart, nonstop fun, great characters, and superb artwork.

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9.5
West Coast Avengers (2018) #4

Nov 21, 2018

WEST COAST AVENGERS #4 cements this series as one of Marvel's top books right now. There's very little to hate here. If you're not reading this series already, you really need to start.

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9.0
West Coast Avengers (2018) #5

Dec 5, 2018

WEST COAST AVENGERS doesn't do too much to move the story forward or build the characters, but what it gives us is nothing to pass up. It's sufficient and entertaining enough that this can still be called a very good issue.

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8.4
West Coast Avengers (2018) #6

Dec 19, 2018

Though it's lacking in focus, WEST COAST AVENGERS #6 is nonetheless a fun, worthwhile read, with tons of flashy artwork to keep your eyes glued to the pages.

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9.7
West Coast Avengers (2018) #7

Jan 30, 2019

WEST COAST AVENGERS #7 is a significant improvement over #6. Not only that, but it's also probably one of the best issues in the series thus far. Between the sharp storytelling and the gorgeous artwork, there's nothing not to like.

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7.7
Winter Soldier (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

WINTER SOLDIER #1 sets up an interesting premise for Bucky, but it does so with the least amount of originality. The art feels wildly inconsistent, though it may still be the most redeeming factor of the issue. I'm hoping for something better during round two.

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