Matt Sadowski's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 41
8.0Avg. Review Rating

5.0
2021: Lost Children #1

Jun 1, 2018

Final Verdict: 5.0 " Beautifully illustrated but ultimately shallow, "2021: Lost Children" fails to rise above mediocrity.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #35

Nov 20, 2017

Batman takes a backseat to an epic showdown between his ex and his betrothed as DC celebrates this 800th issue hinting at a more optimistic outlook for the Dark Knight.

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8.0
Batman: White Knight #4

Jan 8, 2018

Jack Napier's plans for Gotham's reformation further calls Batman's crusade into question in this middle chapter of Murphy's politically-charged and exquisitely-drawn Batman tale.

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8.8
Black Bolt #8

Dec 11, 2017

Stellar art and saccharine colors help Black Bolt come home in style.

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8.5
Black Bolt #12

Apr 9, 2018

"It's over." Soulfully written and illustrated with psychotropic energy, Black Bolt wages a final battle with a little help from his friends.

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7.9
Bloodstrike (2018) #23

Jun 28, 2018

Michel Fiffe's off-kilter style remains the selling point on his second issue of "Bloodstrike: Brutalists."

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8.9
Come Into Me #1

Mar 16, 2018

"Come Into Me" #1 is a thrilling debut, unsettling and disquieting in its exploration of true connection.

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8.0
Come Into Me #2

May 7, 2018

A psychosomatic nightmare of dueling minds within a single body, "Come Into Me" remains a fascinating read.

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7.5
Crude #2

May 21, 2018

The revenge tale of "Crude" expands with Blackstone, a backdrop of moral decay fitting for Petrovich's kamikaze trajectory.

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7.8
Days of Hate #3

Mar 30, 2018

Final Verdict: 7.8 " The American nightmare grows ever darker as our fugitives hit the road and histories are unveiled in another bleak installment.

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7.8
Deathbed #2

Mar 26, 2018

"Deathbed" #2 continues Luna and Val's madcap adventure with enough humor and action to keep readers coming back for more.

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7.9
Deathbed #3

Apr 20, 2018

paced, and creatively wild, the next chapter of the Antonio Luna story is worth a read.

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8.0
Descender #28

Mar 22, 2018

Answers to long-running mysteries inject "Descender" with new energy and higher stakes. Nguyen's watercolor sci-fi art remains a highlight while smartly tying in with the series' greater themes.

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7.3
Dry County #2

Apr 16, 2018

A lighthearted pastel noir with a comic strip aesthetic, "Dry County" #2 sets up a missing person mystery in 80s Miami.

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8.4
Extremity #10

Jan 5, 2018

"Extremity" sets up the final two issues with frenetic action scenes and thematically-charged character moments.

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8.2
Extremity #12

Mar 12, 2018

"Extremity" ends not only with tragedy and hope, but with a profound uncertainty for the future. Daniel Warren Johnson wraps up his hard-hitting maxiseries with a cataclysmic battle and enough pathos for a satisfying conclusion.

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8.3
Flavor #1

May 18, 2018

A fantastic appetizer from a new culinary comic, "Flavor" #1 delivers gorgeous visuals and a lighthearted story that mirror the best of Miyazaki's animated films.

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8.0
Gideon Falls #2

Apr 13, 2018

Mysterious, engaging and showcasing a team in full synchronicity, "Gideon Falls" #2 remains a must-read for fans of psychological horror.

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8.4
Grass Kings #10

Dec 18, 2017

Strong character work and pastoral watercolors keep this rural murder mystery compelling and fresh.

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6.5
Kill Or Be Killed #15

Jan 19, 2018

Dylan confronts his literal demon in "Kill or Be Killed" #15 while the corrupting influence of mental illness takes its toll in an overwritten, yet enjoyable issue.

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6.8
Lucy Dreaming #2

Apr 23, 2018

Lucy dreams herself into another mythical adventure showcasing dual art styles by Dialynas, but where is this all going?

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8.5
Moon Knight (2017) #189

Dec 4, 2017

The new creative team continues setting up a worthy villain while capturing what makes "Moon Knight" great.

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7.0
Moon Knight (2017) #191

Feb 5, 2018

"Moon Knight" has an off day, a fan favorite returns, a new dynamic is explored, and a villain becomes generic in a comparatively average issue.

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8.0
Motherlands #1

Feb 1, 2018

In an insane future corrupted by the multiverse , "Motherlands" turns bounty hunting on its head with a fractious mother and daughter team-up at the center.

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7.3
Motherlands #3

Apr 2, 2018

The strained mother/daughter relationship at the core of "Motherlands" is further explored in #3 of this whimsical parallel dimensional world.

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8.2
Paradiso #4

Mar 19, 2018

"Paradiso" receives a refreshing jolt of action and surprising characterizations while slowly revealing the mysteries of the sentient city.

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8.2
Paradiso #5

Jul 6, 2018

"Paradiso" returns and adds to its mythology with a dark dive beneath its sentient city.

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9.0
Prism Stalker #3

May 11, 2018

A wildly imaginative comic with synaesthetic art and a fierce heroine at the center, "Prism Stalker" #3 is another winner in Sloane Leong's biopunk series.

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8.0
Relay #1

Jul 13, 2018

"Relay" #1 is a promising debut, asking the questions science fiction ought to ask, and transporting us to an alternate world in which those questions can be safely tested.

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8.0
Royal City #11

Jun 4, 2018

Previous arcs merge into a dual timeline, setting the endgame in motion. Dreamy and wistful, "Royal City" remains a must-read.

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8.8
Sex Criminals #21

Jan 25, 2018

After last issue's cataclysmic breakup, new spaces are explored (yes, even those spaces). Laughgasms are to be had in an issue that's as humorous as it is emotionally devastating.

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9.0
Sex Criminals #23

Apr 5, 2018

'My Epiphany' exposes the more mundane aspects of depression in a relatively quiet issue where heroes fall and villains rise. Hilarious, melancholic, and always affecting, "Sex Criminals" remains a must-read.

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8.0
Shanghai Red #1

Jun 21, 2018

Final Verdict: 8.0 " A brutal opening highlighting Portland's sordid history of shanghaied sailors personified as the vengeful Red.

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8.3
Sword Daughter #1

Jun 7, 2018

A quiet study of father and daughter bonded by revenge amidst the beautiful Norwegian desolation of 991 AD.

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8.9
The Highest House #1

Mar 9, 2018

A promising, confident debut. Carey and Gross have created a realistic fantasy world rich in character and setting.

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8.0
The Highest House #4

May 14, 2018

Obsidian and Highest House face an existential threat in another exquisitely detailed and engrossing issue.

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8.6
The Mighty Thor (2015) #703

Jan 22, 2018

'The Fall of Asgard' showcases some of the best action and emotional scenes this side of Midgard as Jason Aaron weaves a tale of devastating villainy from within and without.

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7.0
The Weatherman #1

Jun 15, 2018

Final Verdict: 7.0 " An ingenious premise marred by formulaic execution, "The Weatherman" #1 nevertheless features dazzling art.

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8.0
Twisted Romance #1

Feb 9, 2018

An agency capitalizes on heartbreak in a 70s-style noir, the debut story of "Twisted Romance," a mostly successful anthology that explores the parasitic nature of love.

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7.8
Venom (2018) #2

Jun 18, 2018

A gloomy trip through Eddie Brock's past jumpstarts "Venom" #2, a welcome return to the horror elements of the symbiote's early outings.

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7.0
Void Trip #1

Nov 27, 2017

"Void Trip" doesn't do much to transcend the stoner comedy feel of its first issue. Aside from the vibrant art, this trip feels a bit, well, void.

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