Matthew Aguilar's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 118
8.2Avg. Review Rating

10
Acts of Evil: Moon Knight Annual #1

Sep 11, 2019

This wasn't really what I was expecting it all, but any Moon Knight fan will definitely not want to miss out on all the fun.

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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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8.0
Aero #2

Aug 7, 2019

It might have started out a little slow, but here Aero is truly starting to hit its stride, and we're quickly becoming big fans of the hero and her amazing world.

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8.0
Aero #3

Sep 18, 2019

The issue has a few hiccups, but the highs definitely outweigh the lows.

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6.0
Agents of Atlas (2019) #1

Aug 7, 2019

There are highs and lows in this book, so here's hoping that once the team finds its rhythm they can capitalize on the book's serious potential.

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8.0
Agents of Atlas (2019) #2

Sep 4, 2019

Agents of Atlas got off to a solid start, but after #2 you can clearly see how much potential this team and this premise has.

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10
Alpha Flight: True North #1

Sep 4, 2019

While this isn't a necessary pick-up, if you decide to jump in you'll find yourself wishing this wasn't just a one-shot.

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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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6.0
Analog #7

Aug 14, 2019

Writer Gerry Duggan moves the larger plot line along but has some fun on the way in the form of a bar brawl that is hilarious at times, and shows that more often than not Jack sort of lucks into being good at his job.

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8.0
Analog #8

Sep 11, 2019

There's something truly charming about Jack and his oddball crew, and it's enough to overtake some of the book's rougher edges.

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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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10
Angel (2019) #3

Jul 31, 2019

Angel has found its rhythm, and things are only going to get better from here.

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10
Angel (2019) #4

Aug 28, 2019

So far this has been an Angel fan's dream, and the book doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

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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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10
Aquaman (2016) #50

Jul 17, 2019

In short, this is everything you could possibly want in an Aquaman story and, luckily, things are just getting started.

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6.0
Aquaman (2016) #51

Aug 21, 2019

Granted, some of these story points will assuredly pay off down the line, but at times it does feel as if the book is spinning its wheels, at least until the last few pages. That said, there's a lot to love here, and Jackson Hyde provides a welcome shot of energy, not to mention the stellar visuals from artists Robson Rocha, Sunny Gho, and Daniel Henriques.

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10
Aquaman (2016) #52

Sep 18, 2019

Aquaman is spinning a very different sort of yarn, but we can't get enough of it.

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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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8.0
Batman/Superman (2019) #1

Aug 28, 2019

The series' title carries high expectations and Batman/Superman #1 meets those expectations head-on.

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10
Batman: Curse of the White Knight #2

Aug 28, 2019

This comic makes a stellar impression with its cover alone, and thankfully that holds true throughout the remainder of the issue.

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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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10
Captain Marvel (2019) #8

Jul 17, 2019

Captain Marvel is at her best when her back is against the wall, and writer Kelly Thompson seems to know that. It's in these moments that fans get a glimpse of the person underneath all that power, showing just how human and relatable Carol is, and reminding us why we fell in love with the character all those years ago.

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8.0
Captain Marvel (2019) #9

Aug 14, 2019

Hopefully, the next issue will bring with it a few more answers, but this series is already delivering on its initial promise.

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10
Captain Marvel (2019) #10

Sep 11, 2019

Carmen Carnero and Tamra Bonvillain are on their A game here as well, delivering in both the intimate conversations and the city to space spanning battles alike. If you want to know what makes Captain Marvel a hero, look no further.

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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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4.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1008

Jul 24, 2019

In short, this is a fine Batman/Joker story, but don't expect any fireworks.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1009

Aug 14, 2019

It doesn't happen very often but every now and then we get to see Bruce Wayne in action rather than the Batman, and as seen in the latest issue of Detective Comics, that can be quite compelling when handled the right way.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1010

Aug 28, 2019

At one point while reading Detective Comics it felt like I was reading a DC version of Kong: Skull Island, which might seem odd upon first hearing it. That said, that aspect of the story was quite enjoyable taken on its own, and is probably one of the book's strongest points.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1011

Sep 11, 2019

Artist Christian Duce and colorist Luis Guerrero to a lovely job bringing the battle between Deadshot and Bats to life as well, but Clarence and Hiro clearly steal the show.

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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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8.0
Domino: Hotshots #5

Jul 17, 2019

This creative team truly captures what makes Domino and her friends so enjoyable, and we'd happily sign up for another round.

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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
Excellence #3

Jul 17, 2019

Excellence lives up to its title yet again with issue #4, and if you aren't reading this series yet please do yourself a favor and fix that ASAP.

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10
Excellence #4

Aug 21, 2019

Despite the fantastical aspects of the book, Excellence is a very personal story of how someone deals with loss, with anger, and with pain, and whether you're rooting for him or not, you'll be hooked until the very last page.

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10
Excellence #5

Sep 18, 2019

This is one of the best series in comics, and you're missing out if you don't give it a chance.

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8.0
Gears Pop! #1

Jul 31, 2019

If you're looking for some serious story substance this is not your jam of course, but if you're up to having some fun in the Gears universe, you've come to the right place.

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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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6.0
Go Go Power Rangers #22

Aug 14, 2019

You might not fall in love with every piece of this issue, but you'll find yourself loving where it's going by issue's end.

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8.0
Go Go Power Rangers #23

Sep 11, 2019

This is the perfect mixture of depth and fun, and any Power Rangers fan will be over the moon for it.

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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
Infinite Dark #8

Jul 17, 2019

Infinite Dark #8 brings this tension-filled storyline to a close, at least for now, and it's a satisfying end to this pleasant surprise of a series.

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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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4.0
Major X #0

Aug 7, 2019

There is a cool tester between the story and how Major X got his weapon, but that's just not enough to make this a must read.

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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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6.0
Marvel Action: Avengers #6

Jul 24, 2019

There are some lovely bits of humor here and the ending shows potential, but you can't help but feel a bit underwhelmed.

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6.0
Marvel Action: Avengers #7

Aug 21, 2019

The visuals on the Black Panther side of things are solid though not as on point as previous issues, so all in all this is a solid book but doesn't do enough to hit that higher tier.

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8.0
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1

Aug 21, 2019

This is the perfect book for a new Captain Marvel fan, but longtime fans will definitely have some fun and find themselves smiling as well.

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8.0
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #2

Sep 18, 2019

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel is a genuinely fun adventure romp perfect for any age, and any Cap fan is going to love it.

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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
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #41

Jul 24, 2019

"Necessary Evil" got off to a great start, and the future's only looking brighter.

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10
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #42

Aug 28, 2019

If you've been sleeping on Power Rangers, trust us, it's time to get on board!

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10
Once & Future #1

Aug 14, 2019

Once & Future storms out of the gate with gorgeous visuals, a delightful cast, and an intriguing central premise, so do yourself a favor and jump on in because you won't regret it.

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10
Once & Future #2

Sep 18, 2019

Every scene leaves an impression, and trust us when we say you've never seen the legend of King Arthur quite like this.

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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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10
Something is Killing the Children #1

Sep 4, 2019

You don't want to miss out on this.

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10
Space Bandits #2

Aug 7, 2019

As long as the book continues to reveal new layers of its leads along the way, we couldn't be happier to be on this thrilling ride.

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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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8.0
Starcadia Quest #1

Sep 11, 2019

At times it can be a little confusing to sort everything out on the more cluttered panels, but overall there's quite a bit to like about Starcadia Quest, and we're definitely in on this charming space adventure.

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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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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #32

Jul 17, 2019

Last issue delivered a brutal throw down, but not much else. This issue, on the other hand, manages to balance things quite a bit better and leads to an ultimately satisfying match up between the Titans and Lobo.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #33

Aug 21, 2019

Teen Titans is not at all what you expect, and that's a truly wonderful thing.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #34

Sep 18, 2019

It's safe to say we're pretty hooked on this team, dysfunction and all.

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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 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #47

Aug 14, 2019

As The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl nears the end of its run, writer Ryan North and artist Derek Charm are trying to make sure the series goes out on a high note, and they're off to quite a start.

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10
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #48

Sep 11, 2019

Even as Tony and the army of villains continue to show up, the spotlight never truly leaves Squirrel Girl, and you'll remember all the reasons why you love this character and her book by the end of the issue.

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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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10
The Weatherman: Vol. 2 #2

Jul 24, 2019

The Weatherman has really found a rhythm in its second volume, and we simply can get enough of it.

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10
The Weatherman #3

Aug 21, 2019

Writer Jody LeHeup manages to find ways to surprise with every issue, never going quite where you expected and somehow revealing yet another unfortunate layer to what happened after Earth fell.

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8.0
The Weatherman #4

Sep 18, 2019

It might be a minute before we see what comes from that huge last page hook, but the series has proven it is more than worth the wait.

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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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6.0
X-Force (2018) #10

Jul 17, 2019

This storyline didn't change the world, but it was definitely a worthwhile adventure for those who decided to take the journey.

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