Matthew Sardo's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 45
8.2Avg. Review Rating

7.6
Arcadia #1

May 6, 2015

Go bug your local comic book store for Arcadia #01.

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7
Arcadia #2

Jun 2, 2015

Did we get all the answers in issue two of a six issue mini-series, no. But why would we want that? This is the part of the roller coaster ride where you look around and admire the scenery, enjoy the suspense before the big climb to the drop.

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8.6
Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

Sep 4, 2018

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 is as if Cullen Bunn himself has two M16s and is defending the Gjallerbru bridge next Skurge The Executioner.

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6.6
Avengers (2018) #1

May 2, 2018

Issue two needs to come out strong and right the ship of the series.

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9.2
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

May 29, 2019

Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1 will give you goosebumps, and we could be on the cusp of a game-changing story that only comes along once a generation.

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7.2
Betrothed #1

Mar 12, 2018

AfterShock gives you an original adventure, that is packed with action.

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8.8
Champions (2019) #1

Jan 1, 2019

Champions #1 is a great way to start 2019, it will be interesting to see how Jim Zub ends the year for his team.

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8.8
Fallen World #1

May 1, 2019

FALLEN WORLD #1 is a book you need to add to your pull list. Dan Abnett and Adam Pollina are in harmony as writer and artist.

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8.6
Fantastic Four (2018) #1

Aug 6, 2018

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 is what's been missing in superhero comic books.

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9
Fight Club 2 #1

Apr 28, 2015

Tyler Durden lives! Some imaginary friends never go away . . .Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come . . .Rize or Die.

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9.2
Green Lantern (2018) #2

Dec 5, 2018

Liam Sharp's artwork and Steve Oliff's colors take THE GREEN LANTERN back to glory days of 80s sci-fi. The more aliens they put in a book, the better.

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8.2
Harrow County #1

May 11, 2015

I read this book at 10 o'clock in the morning, with all the lights on, and it still gave me the creeps.

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7.6
Heroes In Crisis #3

Nov 28, 2018

The wait for Heroes In Crisis #4 is going to feel like FOREVER!

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7.6
Heroes In Crisis #5

Jan 30, 2019

To keep the reader engaged as you slowly reveal clues and not give the story away is a 'hero's journey' in itself. I do not envy King; he's put his emotions on his sleeve and is writing from the heart. Hopefully, the business side of the industry doesn't sink its claws in him too deep.

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9.2
Heroes In Crisis #9

May 29, 2019

HEROES IN CRISIS #9 is a book we will be talking about for a very long time as the series changes the status quo with the intent of raising the bar of what it means to tell a comic book story.

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8.2
Ironheart #1

Nov 27, 2018

As corny as it sounds, Eve L. Ewing puts the heart in Ironheart #1! An emotional read that took me back to reading comic books as a teenager.

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8.8
Isola #1

Mar 12, 2018

Overall, Kerschl's art leads the way as Fletcher slowly reveals the world. Issue one is a must read, but issue two really needs to dig its claws into the reader.

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8.2
Justice League (2018) #9

Oct 3, 2018

Overall, Justice League #9 is a mellow issue with a fantastic message. The sophisticated levels Synder reaches is impressive as the casual reader can enjoy the book and the Justice League nerd can grab a glass of Scotch and appreciate the detail and story of each panel.

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8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1

Dec 12, 2018

There's a good story in this book, but it feels as if Marvel had too much influence in the first half.

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8.2
Roche Limit #1

May 5, 2015

Call your local comic book store and ask them to out Roche Limit: Clandestiny #1 on hold for you.

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8.6
Spawn #296

May 3, 2019

SPAWN is the 90s, and as the series approaches its 300th issue, it's essential to see how Todd McFarlane handles the milestone and if the character is still relevant today.

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7.8
Stranger Things #1

Sep 2, 2018

STRANGER THINGS #1 is a solid start to a quick series that will keep you on the edge of your seat, even though you know half the story.

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9
Stranger Things: Six #1

May 2, 2019

STRANGER THINGS: SIX #1 is a must-read for fans of the show and of incredible graphic storytelling!

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8.2
Superior Octopus #1

Oct 4, 2018

There is no way The Superior Octopus #1 should be any good. The character is a spin-off of a spin-off, clones are involved, the Brothers Grimm make an appearance, the book is set in San Francisco where Spider-Man spin-offs go to die. Yet, Christos Gage writes a compelling story loaded with heart, and as goofy as Doctor Octopus is, his arrogance is entertaining.

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7.8
Superman (2018): Leviathan Rising Special #1

May 29, 2019

With a $9.99 price tag, it is hard to tell you to put SUPERMAN: LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1 on your must-read list.

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7.8
Thanos (2016): Legacy #1

Sep 3, 2018

If you are reading the cosmic books from Marvel, you need to read Thanos Legacy. N'uff said.

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8.2
Thanos (2019) #1

Apr 24, 2019

THANOS #1 is the perfect book to get in the mind of Mad Titan himself, with excellent writing by Tini Howard that had me scared to walk down a hallway.

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8.6
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #1

Dec 12, 2018

Overall, Synder wows with an over-the-top first issue that will leave you guessing till issue two hits the stands.

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8.6
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #5

May 8, 2019

Scott Snyder has me convinced that all hope is lost!

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10
The Mighty Thor (2015) #705

Mar 22, 2018

I'm the guy that never gives a perfect score to a comic book, Jason Aaron compelled me to give THE MIGHTY THOR #705 a perfect score. This is an absolute must-read.

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7.8
The Walking Dead #175

Jan 3, 2018

Overall, this is a brand new day for the franchise, and it will be interesting to see how the next five issues unfold.

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8.2
The Walking Dead #176

Feb 7, 2018

Kirkman knows how to pace a comic book series, and 176 is a perfect second issue of a six-part arc. He answers the primary question from part one and adds additional questions to pore over moving forward. Part three should introduce the conflict, and then we are off and running with the two-part finale.

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8.6
The Walking Dead #177

Mar 7, 2018

"NEW WORLD ORDER," Part Three is a great introduction to new characters. Now let's see how long they stay alive.

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8.2
The Walking Dead #178

Apr 10, 2018

178 is exactly where the book needs to be at this point in the story arc. There was some misdirection in the storytelling which has led to an unexpected outcome. All bets are off over the final two issues of the arc.

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7
Thor (2018) #1

Jun 12, 2018

Overall the cliffhanger at the end of the book is enough to compel you to read the second issue. The backup story, "The Grace Of Thor" has an even more significant cliffhanger / WTF moment that has me freaking out inside.

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7.6
Tony Stark: Iron Man #1

Jun 19, 2018

Pick up Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 and turn your brain off and just enjoy the comic book.

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7.6
Venom (2018) #1

May 8, 2018

Overall, Venom #1 is a great launch to the series with over-the-top 90s inspired writing from Cates and McFarlane-inspired art by Stegman. The cliffhanger at the end will compel you to read the second issue as well.

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8.6
Venom (2018) #6

Sep 19, 2018

VENOM #6 is a beautiful book with a complex storyline. On the surface, it looks like 90s glory, but a Donny Cates comic is much deeper than that.

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7.6
Venom (2018) #7

Oct 10, 2018

The first story arc of the Donny Cates led Venom series ended with Eddie Brock and the Symbiote burned to crisp, the story itself expanded on the mythos of the character and capabilities. The question now is, where does the book go from here.

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7
Venom: First Host #1

Aug 29, 2018

Venom: First Host #1 is a book you should root for. A weekly mini-series that could change the universe if the creators decide to turn up the volume.

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8
Venom: First Host #2

Sep 5, 2018

Mike Costa expanded the story in issue two and brought compassion and a deeper level to the plot. The symbiote is an interesting creature, and it's always fascinating finding out new information about its origin, and watching how it interacts with other people. I didn't think a crying Venom would take me back, but it did.

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8.6
VS #1

Feb 6, 2018

The combination of Ribic's art and Brandon's writing filled me with adrenaline, and I had to write this review. The action movie genre is in a bit of a slump with universe building and reboots. VS quenched my thirst for action as it's an original idea soaked in 80s sci-fi nostalgia. The first issue is a fun read worthy of the cover price.

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7.8
Web Of Venom: Ve'Nam #1

Aug 29, 2018

Web of Venom: Ve'nam #1 is an above average book, that if there were a few minor tweaks made to the issue, it would be in the Top 10 Books Of 2018 discussions.

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9
Winter Soldier (2018) #1

Dec 4, 2018

Winter Soldier #1 is the most excited I've been at the end of an issue in a long time. So many questions!

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8
X-Men: Red (2018) #1

Feb 2, 2018

X-Men Red #1 feels like a superhero book, but more importantly, it feels like an X-Men book. A must read for X-Men fans.

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