Michael Govan's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 62
6.6Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Action Comics (2016) #1005

Dec 3, 2018

Bendis is great exploring the streets of Metropolis.

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7.0
Age Of X-Man: NextGen #1

Feb 15, 2019

If you wanted to read just this and ignore the rest of the event, you'll probably be a little lost. Still, "Age Of X-Man: NextGen" #1 manages to be one of the strongest releases of this event so far.

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5.5
Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #1

Mar 11, 2019

Here's hoping next month's 'War of the Realms' crossover turns out better.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #19.HU

Apr 22, 2019

While I have plenty of sympathy for his son, Billy, I can't stir up any for Curt. If the Lizard is one of the characters that meets his end in this 'Hunted' story arc, I doubt many would be distraught.

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6.0
Archie (2015) #700

Nov 23, 2018

Spencer gets readers caught up so he can kick off mysteries in Riverdale.

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5.5
Archie (2015) #704

May 13, 2019

Ladies continue to pursue 'Archiekins'"for reasons that are beyond me.

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7.0
Archie: 1941 #5

Feb 8, 2019

For better or worse, everything is right in Riverdale.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #57

Oct 22, 2018

Batman's rumble in Russia is entertaining but not quite as epic as the build-up.

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6.0
Betty & Veronica (2018) #2

Feb 4, 2019

"Betty & Veronica" shouldn't get hung up on Archiekins"

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5.0
Black Panther vs. Deadpool #1

Oct 29, 2018

Comic book readers can basically guess how the conflict will play out without picking it up.

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5.5
Black Widow (2019) #1

Jan 18, 2019

"Black Widow" #1's bite doesn't feel all that deadly.

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8.0
Border Town #3

Nov 9, 2018

Things are just heating up in Devils Fork!

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8.0
Captain Marvel (2019) #4

Apr 15, 2019

The arena battle and comic as a whole is better thanks to the contributions of Carmen Carnero. The artist does a solid job on the artwork throughout this comic, drawing epic fight scenes and an intriguing post-apocalyptic world and resistance. It all has me very interested to see what comes next in this comic.

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5.0
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #2

Apr 5, 2019

Maybe a bit more 'Cosmic Ghost Rider' and less 'Marvel History' next time...

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5.5
Doctor Strange (2018) #6

Oct 8, 2018

"Doctor Strange" #6 is a rough homecoming for Stephen and a rough transition for readers.

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5.5
Fantastic Four (2018) #7

Mar 1, 2019

The Fantastic Four fight Doctor Doom and Galactus again!

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8.0
Freedom Fighters (2018) #1

Dec 21, 2018

The Freedom Fighters take the fight to those Ratzi thugs!

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8.0
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #1

Jan 11, 2019

"Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" #1 brings readers a Spidey for the people, by the people.

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7.5
Go Go Power Rangers #17

Feb 18, 2019

The page that shows the team's morphing sequence is especially great and worthy of note. I hope the title continues to be so solid and I'm eager to see where this book goes next.

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8.0
Go Go Power Rangers #19

Apr 12, 2019

This issue was Morphenomenal!

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6.5
Gunhawks (2019) #1

Feb 11, 2019

They don't call it the 'Wild, Wild West' for nothing...

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5.5
Heroes In Crisis #4

Jan 4, 2019

"Heroes in Crisis" should focus less on murder mystery and more on...well, the heroes in crisis.

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4.5
Heroes In Crisis #7

Mar 28, 2019

Final Verdict: 4.5 – Let's just Flash-forward to the last issue…

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8.5
Ironheart #1

Nov 30, 2018

Riri Williams rises to new heights in Ironheart #1

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7.5
Justice League Dark (2018) #5

Nov 26, 2018

Things are improving in the magic corner of the DC Universe.

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6.5
Love Romances #1

Feb 22, 2019

My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day...

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6.5
Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #4

Apr 26, 2019

Stop me if you've heard this one. Spider-Man, Wolverine and Moon Knight walk into a bar"

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7.5
Meet The Skrulls #1

Mar 8, 2019

"Meet The Skrulls" #1 is a very good opening issue to this mini-series. It does exactly what it's supposed to do. The issue introduces intriguing characters, sets up the plot and gets readers hooked and ready to see more. It will be really interesting to see the journey of these unique characters.

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8.0
Meet The Skrulls #4

May 6, 2019

What will happen to our beloved Warners?! Tune in next issue to find out! Same Skrull-time, same Skrull-channel!

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6.5
Merry X-Men Holiday Special #1

Dec 10, 2018

Many mutants (some good, some bad) means many stories (some good, some bad).

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5.5
Mr. and Mrs. X #7

Jan 7, 2019

Mojo's latest show is just so-so.

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5.0
Mr. and Mrs. X #10

Apr 29, 2019

The southern belle and swamp rat fall flat.

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8.0
Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Jan 31, 2019

"Mysteries of Love in Space" offers the best of both worlds. It focuses on superheroes while giving a little taste of romance comics's long gone heyday. It's nice that this giant chooses to laser in on the positive aspects of the DC Universe, like friendship and love. It might be a little corny, but it's always appreciated. It makes the heroes more relatable, fleshes out their character. Somewhere in the multiverse, there's a reality where romance comics still reign supreme. Since we can't visit for the foreseeable future, this issue is as close as we're going to get.

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7.0
Old Man Quill #2

Feb 25, 2019

It's worth it for the Piledriver joke alone"

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7.5
Oliver #1

Jan 24, 2019

“Oliver” #1 seems to be one of those adaptations that is inspired by the original work while being its own distinct work. There may have been some references to Dickens that I missed but I was never lost or confused about anything. It does a great job of immersing readers in this dark, new world and leaves readers with burning questions. What is Prospero hiding from Oliver? What is the state of society outside of the clones? How will Oliver change the world? I need answers and can't wait to see what's next.

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6.5
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2019) #3

Apr 1, 2019

I haven't grown terribly attached to these characters but I still felt for them. Especially because the art team depicts a truly brutal sequence. There's no mercy for any of them and sad as their end is, it all makes me more intrigued by the villain of the series.

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6.5
Punisher (2018) #6

Jan 14, 2019

Things slow down when the Punisher gets punished.

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8.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #3

Oct 15, 2018

It's Archive's turn to effectively show that 'Even an Android Can Cry' in "Quantum Age" #3.

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5.5
Sasquatch Detective Special #1

Dec 17, 2018

While I found Tonya pretty amusing, the giant special was definitely too much of a good thing. If you disagree, if the small doses aren't enough, you're in luck. There's plenty Sasquatch to go around in this oversized issue.

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8.0
Sparrowhawk #2

Nov 12, 2018

The wonderland in "Sparrowhawk" is absolutely killer"figuratively and literally.

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9.0
Sparrowhawk #5

Mar 21, 2019

A great end to a great series.

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4.5
Spider-Geddon #0

Oct 1, 2018

The cover promises the movie but readers end up with just the trailer instead.

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5.5
Star Wars (2014) #60

Jan 28, 2019

Maybe we don't need to know everything that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away"

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4.5
Star Wars (2014) #63

Mar 25, 2019

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away"some unimportant stuff happens between the movies.

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7.5
Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Age Of Rebellion - Lando Calrissian #1

May 17, 2019

This issue offers a perfect take on Lando himself. It's a very good showcase for his character. He's smooth and charming, a constant smile on his face. He hustles, wheels and deals. At the same time, writer Greg Pak highlights that every step of the way,

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6.5
Superman (2018) #3

Sep 17, 2018

The Last Son of Krypton shines in "Superman" but the shadow of the bland Rogol Zaar keeps this good book from being truly great.

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6.0
Superman (2018) #7

Jan 21, 2019

Read all about Superboy's Lost"Day? Week? (It couldn't have been longer than a week).

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6.5
Superman (2018) #11

May 20, 2019

A teaspoon of fantastic art helps the so-so story go down.

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8.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Macroseries #2

Oct 26, 2018

Ian Flynn and Michael Dialynas make a strong case for Michelangelo being your favorite ninja turtle.

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7.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Macroseries #4

Dec 14, 2018

Final Verdict: 7.0 " It's rough being Raph in the conclusion of this macro-series.

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5.5
The Black Order #1

Nov 16, 2018

The five dreadlords didnt quite fill me with dread.

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5.5
Uncanny X-Men (2018) #15

Apr 8, 2019

'Uncanny' might be too strong a word...

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6.0
Uncanny X-Men (2018): Winter's End #1

Mar 15, 2019

Seriously though, watch out for Daken.

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8.5
War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm #1

May 2, 2019

This issue still wraps up very nicely but it sort of feels like maybe a page or two is missing. Still, the creative team does a fantastic job. It's so good I'm actually kind of annoyed with Marvel editorial. This has no business being just a one-shot, one-issue team-up.

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8.0
War Of The Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1

May 9, 2019

The 'New Agents of Atlas' are (literally) on fire!

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7.5
War of the Realms: The Punisher #1

Apr 19, 2019

This is going to be an insane entry in Frank's war journal.

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8.0
West Coast Avengers (2018) #2

Sep 24, 2018

The creative team on "West Coast Avengers" makes babysitting B.R.O.D.O.K. a thoroughly fun time.

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6.5
West Coast Avengers (2018) #8

Mar 4, 2019

All in all, it was an alright issue of a so-far strong series.

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6.5
What If? (2018): Magik #1

Nov 5, 2018

It's an enjoyable time for readers when a new sorcerer reigns supreme.

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7.0
Winter Soldier (2018) #1

Dec 7, 2018

Its good to see the Winter Soldier do his very best to save lives instead of taking them.

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6.0
Winter Soldier (2018) #4

Mar 18, 2019

Reunited and it feels so good...at least at first.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #58

Nov 19, 2018

Great Hera! Wonder Woman's new adventure starts off okay.

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