Matthew Aguilar's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 67
8.2Avg. Review Rating

6.0
Aero #1

Jul 3, 2019

Overall, it feels like the team's trying to find its rhythm a bit in this first issue, but the potential is clearly there.

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6.0
Analog #6

Jul 3, 2019

Analog #6 starts off a bit slow but eventually finds its rhythm, and that's due in a major way to writer Gerry Duggan's delightful team of lethal oddballs.

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10
Angel (2019) #0

Apr 17, 2019

If the series can continue to add new layers to this beloved character in the same way issue #0 does, we're in for one hell of a ride.

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10
Angel (2019) #1

May 29, 2019

If the rest of the series is this good, Angel fans are in for a hell of a ride.

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10
Angel (2019) #2

Jun 26, 2019

Angel #2 builds off of a stellar debut while adding at times subtle and at others not-so-subtle new layers to the mythos, the supporting cast, and Angel himself.

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8.0
Anthem (2019) #3

May 8, 2019

Hopefully, this is not the end of more stories in Anthem, because this proves how much potential there is.

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10
Aquaman (2016) #47

Apr 17, 2019

"Unspoken Water" has been a delightful breath of fresh air for Aquaman, and the future looks even more promising

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10
Aquaman (2016) #49

Jun 19, 2019

The issue drops a few surprise bombshells, but writer Kelly Sue DeConnick ensures there's more to them than simple shock factor.

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8.0
Asgardians of the Galaxy #9

May 22, 2019

Not required reading, but if you're looking for a proper hero's sendoff and a reaffirming of this group's most likable traits, you can't do any better than this.

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6.0
Asgardians of the Galaxy #10

Jun 12, 2019

This isn't the epic send off that we necessarily wanted, as it still feels like there were things left to explore with this team that went unfulfilled. That said, we truly enjoyed our time with the Asgardians, and this finale manages to wrap things up in a solid and entertaining bow.

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10
Captain Marvel (2019) #5

May 8, 2019

Seriously, Captain Marvel has never been better, and we can't wait to see more.

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10
Captain Marvel (2019) #6

Jun 5, 2019

Artist Annapaola Martello does a nice job filling in for Carmen Carnero, and while overall this isn't a must buy, Captain Marvel fans will not regret picking it up.

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8.0
Captain Marvel (2019) #7

Jun 19, 2019

If you want a Captain Marvel book that will make you smile, this is the issue for you.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1002

Apr 24, 2019

Here's hoping the story can catch up to the visuals next month, because there is the promise of a cool story here.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #1003

May 8, 2019

If you're looking for the best Batman and Robin book in some time, Detective Comics is the place to be.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #1004

May 22, 2019

This has been a bit of a slow burn, but if this story can stick the landing we might have something special on our hands.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1005

Jun 12, 2019

The Arkham Knight's comic debut comes to a close, though it doesn't completely reach its potential.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #1006

Jun 26, 2019

Batman and The Spectre might be more comfortable in the shadows, but they truly shine here.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1007

Jul 10, 2019

This team up of Batman and the Spectre has resulted in a visual tour de force for Detective Comics, and part two of the adventure is just as addicting as part one.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #2

May 29, 2019

This book is a testimony that it doesn't have to be all Batman all the time for Detective to be engaging, and there's real promise in what this book establishes going forward, but it isn't a must read.

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8.0
Domino: Hotshots #3

May 1, 2019

Hotshots is simply a blast, and here's hoping the fun doesn't stop anytime soon.

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6.0
Domino: Hotshots #4

Jun 5, 2019

So far the charm and personality of the book haven't been overwhelmed by the Celestial elements, and hopefully, next issue's finale can continue that streak.

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10
Excellence #1

May 8, 2019

Excellence lives up to its name in spades.

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10
Excellence #2

Jun 19, 2019

Writer Brandon Thomas creates a thrilling concoction that combines the weight of family, surviving grief, conflict of compromise, and defying insurmountable odds in a world that may be birthed from magic but feels incredibly real.

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10
Go Go Power Rangers #20

May 15, 2019

Go Go Power Rangers continues to be the standard for Ranger comics, and we can't wait to see what's next.

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8.0
Go Go Power Rangers #21

Jul 10, 2019

This issue was a bit more unpredictable than I was expecting, but that's nothing but a positive, and I can't wait to see where things go from here.

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8.0
Go Go Power Rangers: Forever Rangers #1

Jun 19, 2019

Go Go Power Rangers: Forever Rangers #1 closes out this chapter of the Power Rangers universe in style.

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10
Green Lantern (2018) #7

May 1, 2019

Green Lantern continues to be one of DC's best books, and this is another perfect example of why.

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4.0
Heroes In Crisis #8

Apr 24, 2019

The issue is gorgeous thanks to the work of Mitch Gerads and Travis Moore, but unless the finale delivers a big surprise this story is not sticking the landing.

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6.0
Hit-Girl (2018): Season Two #4

May 8, 2019

Hit-Girl brings the Hollywood arc to its big conclusion, though for all the over-the-top action it doesn't exactly end with a bang.

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8.0
Infinite Dark #7

Jun 12, 2019

If you're looking for a science fiction thriller that paves its own path, look no further than Infinite Dark.

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6.0
Kick-Ass (2018) #13

Apr 17, 2019

There are some shining moments, especially in that shadow-filled ending sequence, but overall things are a bit bland from page to page. Kick-Ass' latest arc is off to a promising start, and hopefully the rest follows suit.

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8.0
Major X #2

Apr 17, 2019

Major X continues to be a most pleasant surprise.

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6.0
Major X #3

May 1, 2019

Not as high as issue #1, but still quite solid.

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6.0
Major X #4

May 29, 2019

The promise is here for an interesting universe, but the slugfests slow that progression down a bit too much in issue #4.

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6.0
Major X #5

Jun 12, 2019

The X-Istence and the mystery behind the X-Ential is quite compelling, though in issue #5 things get a bit confusing.

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6.0
Major X #6

Jun 26, 2019

Overall, the issue acts as a solid finale, but doesn't rise to being a great one.

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8.0
Marvel Action: Avengers #4

May 1, 2019

Matthew K. Manning packs in a delightful mix of humor and action and Jon Sommariva and Protobunker deliver some lovely visuals throughout, resulting in an issue that any fan, regardless of age, can pick up and enjoy.

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8.0
Marvel Action: Avengers #5

Jun 5, 2019

If you're looking for an Avengers book that can provide a bit of fun for longtime fans and provide the perfect jumping on point for new ones, this is your jam.

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10
Meet The Skrulls #3

Apr 17, 2019

Marvel's Skrull family drama is simply fantastic, painting a vivid picture of loss, grief, and expectations.

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10
Meet The Skrulls #4

May 1, 2019

In short, this series has been a delight, and we can't wait to see how it ends.

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10
Meet The Skrulls #5

Jun 5, 2019

We're sad to see Meet the Skrulls go, but man, what a ride.

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10
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #38

Apr 24, 2019

. One of the most original Power Rangers stories in years just continues to get better.

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8.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #39

May 29, 2019

"Power Rangers Beyond The Grid" has been nothing but ambitious, and it delivers a truly satisfying conclusion.

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10
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #40

Jun 26, 2019

"Necessary Evil" blends classic concepts with bold new ideas, and it's safe to say the post-"Shattered Grid" era is off to one fantastic start.

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10
Prodigy #6

Jun 12, 2019

This series has been a delight all the way through, and we're counting down the days until we get to see more.

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6.0
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #3

Apr 24, 2019

Some of the dialogue is also a bit over the top for the sake of it, but by the end of this issue you'll be excited to see where this rag tag group goes next.

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10
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #4

Jun 5, 2019

Sharkey The Bounty Hunter is hitting on all cylinders, and the future looks pretty bright.

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8.0
Spencer & Locke 2 #1

May 1, 2019

Spencer & Locke isn't quite like any other comic series, and that's a great thing.

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8.0
Spencer & Locke 2 #2

May 29, 2019

Spencer & Locke isn't quite like anything else out there, and that's more than a compliment.

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8.0
Spencer & Locke 2 #3

Jun 12, 2019

Spencer & Locke is something wholly unique, and it just might win you over if you give it a chance.

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8.0
Spencer & Locke 2 #4

Jul 3, 2019

Spencer & Locke is at its best when it plays with perception, keeping you unsure of what is real and what is in Locke's head, and vol. 2's finale has that in spades.

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10
Tangled (2018): Hair & Now #1

Apr 17, 2019

Anyone can find something to like here, but Tangled fans will simply adore it.

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8.0
Tangled (2018): Hair & Now #2

May 15, 2019

Disney fans of all ages will find something to love about Tangled, making it a win across the board.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #29

Apr 17, 2019

There's never been a better time to give Teen Titans a chance, so don't miss out.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #30

May 15, 2019

Teen Titans is one of the most entertaining team books around, and we just can't get enough of them.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #31

Jun 19, 2019

This issue is mostly a slugfest, but it does present some subtle and stirring emotions from Crush, mostly done through her expressions revealing the more vulnerable human underneath her rigid exterior.

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6.0
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #44

May 8, 2019

Squirrel Girl is midway through her "War of the Realms" tie-in, and if you're going to tie into a mega event you either need to be meaningful to the main plot or simply entertaining. Squirrel Girl definitely falls into the latter camp, though the first half of the issue is a bit dull.

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6.0
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #45

Jun 12, 2019

This has been a fun excursion, but we're kind of ready for Doreen to return to her lovable crew and adventures before we have to say goodbye to the series later this year.

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8.0
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #46

Jul 3, 2019

We're glad that Squirrel-Girl is putting "War of the Realms" in the rear view mirror, but the ride's been an enjoyable one nonetheless.

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10
The Weatherman: Vol. 2 #1

Jun 26, 2019

This return packed everything we love about The Weatherman into one issue, and here's hoping the rest of the series can keep up with that high bar.

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8.0
Tony Stark: Iron Man #10

Apr 17, 2019

There's a lot to process here, but when it all comes together you can't help but love the results.

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6.0
War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #1

Apr 24, 2019

The isn't going to make or break your War of the Realms experience, but X-Men fans will still find enough here to enjoy it.

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8.0
War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #3

Jun 26, 2019

Granted this is not truly necessary to understand the main event, but we don't regret our time with the series in the slightest.

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8.0
X-Force (2018) #7

May 8, 2019

It feels like X-Force is finally figuring out what it is, and we couldn't be happier.

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10
X-Force (2018) #8

May 22, 2019

The best Cable stories are the ones that ground the more eccentric elements of time travel and prophecies with an emotional core. It took a minute to find in this arc but Ed Brisson maximizes that to the betterment of the overall story at play in X-Force #8.

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8.0
X-Force (2018) #9

Jun 12, 2019

The series has really developed a charm all its own, and here's hoping it can close out this story with a bang.

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