Matthew Dillon's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Sequential Planet Reviews: 46
6.9Avg. Review Rating

8.5
Cemetery Beach #1

Sep 11, 2018

Cemetery Beach offers a deceptive, exciting introduction to Ellis' newest series.

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8.2
Cemetery Beach #2

Oct 23, 2018

Cemetery Beach continues from its promising start but needs to start delivering.

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8.3
Cemetery Beach #3

Nov 14, 2018

Cemetery Beach #3 keeps the story on track.

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7.8
Cemetery Beach #4

Dec 13, 2018

Cemetery Beach #4 slows down the endless chase but there's no reason to think it won't pick up again.

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8.2
Cemetery Beach #5

Jan 8, 2019

Cemetery Beach #5 might not be the most challenging book but it's exceptionally well made.

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7.8
Cemetery Beach #7

Mar 7, 2019

While it's not the most satisfying of endings, it's more than adequate for this surprisingly enjoyable series.

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8.7
Clue: Candlestick #1

May 27, 2019

A faithful take on the classic board game that leaves you wanting more.

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7.2
Go Go Power Rangers: Back to School #1

Sep 25, 2018

Power Rangers: Back to School is a pleasant, if mixed experience.

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7.8
Go-Bots (2018) #1

Nov 22, 2018

Go-Bots salvages the basic concept but it doens't leave Scioli a lot of creative freedom.

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7.7
Go-Bots (2018) #2

Dec 27, 2018

Go-Bots #2 pairs a strange idea with a unique, competent execution.

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8.3
Go-Bots (2018) #3

Jan 24, 2019

Go-Bots #3 takes the book into uncharted territory but Scioli is still moving in the right direction.

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6.3
Hardcore (2018) #1

Dec 19, 2018

Hardcore #1 fails to offer much and quickly limits the central premise.

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5.0
Hardcore (2018) #2

Jan 28, 2019

Hardcore #2 commits to the action aspect of its narrative, at the expense of everything else.

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6.0
Heroes In Crisis #1

Sep 26, 2018

The book's execution of an interesting concept and approach to complex topics proves to be in poor taste. DC's newest event is off to a rocky start.

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5.5
Heroes In Crisis #2

Oct 31, 2018

Tom King has written a number of great comics but this isn't one of them.

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4.7
Heroes In Crisis #4

Jan 2, 2019

Heroes in Crisis offers little in the way of meaningful content.

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5.0
Heroes In Crisis #5

Jan 30, 2019

Heroes in Crisis #5 makes some small gains but actively undermines its chances of improving in any real way.

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7.2
Heroes In Crisis #6

Feb 27, 2019

A complete departure from previous issues but one entirely for the better. Unfortunately, it can't escape the mistakes previously made by this event.

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5.3
Heroes In Crisis #7

Mar 27, 2019

The series veers wildly between getting better and getting worse but at least it's almost over.

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5.5
Heroes In Crisis #8

Apr 24, 2019

The art of Heroes in Crisis #8 is superb. The same can't be said for anything else about it.

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4.7
Heroes In Crisis #9

May 29, 2019

As with most controversial events, people kept saying that readers should wait for the story to reach completion to pass judgment. But as in most cases, this ending didn't actually make a difference.

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7.8
Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1

Nov 29, 2018

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1 has its refreshing moments but could offer the reader a little more.

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6.5
Murder Falcon #1

Oct 20, 2018

Murder Falcon Issue #1 has some thrilling moments but fails to present its more human side.

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6.7
Murder Falcon #2

Nov 15, 2018

Murder Falcon #2 is an improvement over the first issue but it could still use a little more substance.

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4.5
Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1

Sep 20, 2018

Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1 fails to capture the magic of the show, as it falls between the cracks of two different mediums.

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5.3
Section Zero (2019) #1

Apr 6, 2019

A reprint of a never finished comic originally published nearly two decades ago. The years have not been kind to it.

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5.5
Section Zero (2019) #2

May 20, 2019

Section Zero #2 sets up a time travel plotline but the series still feels like it's a product of days past. And not in a good way.

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6.3
Section Zero (2019) #3

Jun 7, 2019

Section Zero certainly isn't getting worse but it's still not showing any major signs of improvement.

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8.0
Star Wars Adventures #13

Aug 29, 2018

Star Wars Adventures #13 offers a simple but authentic experience for the average fan.

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7.8
Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Grand Moff Tarkin #1

Apr 14, 2019

Grand Moff Tarkin would fit right in with the Dark Horse era of Star Wars. And I can't think of a better place for a Star Wars comic to be.

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8.0
Stronghold #1

Feb 21, 2019

Stronghold #1 is a great start to a promising series.

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8.2
Stronghold #2

Mar 26, 2019

Stronghold #2 improves upon the first issue and bodes well for the rest of the series.

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7.8
Stronghold #3

Apr 18, 2019

Stronghold #3 moves fast, and not always in the right direction but the series continues to deliver.

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8.0
Stronghold #4

Jun 10, 2019

The book still has its rough patches but it has already seen considerable improvement over the course of four issues.

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6.3
The Freeze #1

Dec 4, 2018

Freeze #1 has a strong premise that it fails to follow up on.

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5.7
The Whispering Dark #1

Oct 26, 2018

The Whispering Dark is largely forgettable and fails to establish a compelling premise.

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7.7
Transformers (2019) #1

Mar 14, 2019

It's not up to the standards of IDW's previous Transformers books but it was unrealistic to expect that. However, it does show the potential to reach those heights.

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7.3
Transformers (2019) #2

Mar 29, 2019

Transformers isn't a high octane story but there are some promising developments this issue.

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5.7
Transformers (2019) #3

Apr 30, 2019

Transformers #3 isn't in a rush to get anywhere, in terms of both story and art.

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6.8
Transformers (2019) #4

May 7, 2019

While it's a step up for this series, I'm starting to lose faith in this reboot.

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7.5
Transformers (2019) #5

May 20, 2019

Transformers #5 is finally picking up, both in terms of art and story.

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7.7
Transformers (2019) #6

May 29, 2019

Like the previous issue, Transformers #6 is a departure from the rest of the series. Hopefully it stays where it is right now.

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5.8
Transformers (2019) #7

Jun 13, 2019

Transformers #7 quickly wastes the goodwill it built up over the last two issues.

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7.7
United States vs. Murder Inc. #1

Sep 6, 2018

United States vs. Murder #1 provides an enticing, if lopsided introduction for the new series.

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7.8
United States vs. Murder Inc. #2

Oct 15, 2018

Outside of a few missteps, United States Vs. Murder Inc. is definitely one of the stronger books to come out of Bendis' modern body of work.

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7.5
United States vs. Murder Inc. #3

Nov 12, 2018

United States vs. Murder Inc. #3 goes a bit off the rails but it hasn't stopped looking great.

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