Michael Compton's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 7
5.6Avg. Review Rating

7.0
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: 2017 Special #1

Nov 29, 2017

While lacking the darker, more transgressive elements of the film, Archaia's Labyrinth 2017 Special #1 remains an adequate addition for initiated members of the fandom.

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8.5
Planet of the Apes (2011): Visionaries #1

Aug 23, 2018

Despite some key differences from the film we all know and love, Rod Serling's social commentary and cynical brilliance shines through in this perilous redux of the classic original.

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2.0
Robocop: Citizens Arrest #1

Apr 13, 2018

With regard to RoboCop: Citizens Arrest, I for one call for a full prosecution.

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2.0
The Crow: Memento Mori #1

Apr 5, 2018

Despite the book's disinterred main character, The Crow: Memento Mori fails to resurrect this all-too-tired franchise from the dead.

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7.0
William Gibson's Alien 3 #1

Oct 30, 2018

I feel I can best put it this way: while I thoroughly enjoyed 1981's Halloween II, the recently released Halloween (2018) functions as a perfectly serviceable alt-followup to the original. If Gibson's Alien 3 paves the way for comic book adaptations of Vincent Ward's Alien 3 or Neill Blomkamp's Alien 3, so be it. The more Alien adaptations, the merrier.

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5.5
William Gibson's Alien 3 #2

Dec 19, 2018

A middling issue in what hopes to be an altogether better series of comics.

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7.0
William Gibson's Alien 3 #3

Jan 9, 2019

Unlike the overly expository second issue, issue #3 is nothing if not momentous. All points within the plot are converging and characters are finally being called to action. Whatever misgivings the story may inspire (be it the non-utilization of Ripley, the precursors to Prometheus or the sometimes muddled alien lifecycle), it'd be an outright lie to say issue #3 doesn't build full anticipation for issue #4.

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