Mig-El's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Word Of The Nerd Reviews: 14
8.6Avg. Review Rating

8
King Conan: The Conqueror #1

Mar 3, 2014

Timothy Truman's adaptation is spot on. Conan is down but not out. He's about to show the world that you can take the Cimmerian out of the woods but you can't take the unquenchable thirst for conquest and revenge out of the Cimmerian. Conan may think he's closing in on the Heart of Ahriman but he still has a long way to go and a lot of skulls to crack before he's ready to retake Aquilonia.

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9
King Conan: The Conqueror #2

Mar 30, 2014

Giorello and Villarrubia's work is really what makes King Conan work picking up. Between this and the last issue there have been 3(?) really great two-page spreads of Conan doing his Conan thing and looking like a boss. The artwork comes together to give this book a classic yet radical retro-fantasy look with an extra element of grit and grindhouse. If you want something that falls right in between Robert E Howard and Robert Rodriguez, you should probably be reading King Conan: The Conqueror.

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8.5
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1

Jan 8, 2014

Even if you aren't a big fan of the steampunk genre but enjoy the classic comics that Legenderry is amalgam-ing then this is a great book to check out. This book already promises some awesome action, great artwork and some noir-esque intrigue and storytelling.

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9
Magnus: Robot Fighter #1

Mar 28, 2014

Fred Van Lente is building a very interesting world for Magnus to run around and fight robots in. I could not be more excited to see where this series goes. Cory Smith has a great style and attention to detail. His talent really shows as he is adaptive enough to make both settings in this issue distinct yet still feel cohesive without a break in the overall style of the book. Colorist Mauricio Wallace adds a lot of flair and depth to the artwork and to the story of Magnus: Robot Fighter. Everything in this issue felt complete and thought out and it was also executed very well.

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9
Moon Knight (2014) #1

Mar 27, 2014

The real standouts for this issue, however are in the artwork. Declan Shalvey is straight up killing it and Jordie Bellaire's color work is fantastic. The art in this book tells so much about the world that Moon Knight is inhabiting. Moon Knight, in all-white, is always the biggest contrast against his almost-always dark surroundings. He sticks out a lot and intentionally. The city, the sewers, even the bright and sunny flashback scene at the end all just visually bleed a sense of grit and dread. As the literal-descent scene in this issue illustrates, Moon Knight is going places and they're probably going to be dark.

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9
Pariah #1

Mar 3, 2014

Pariah#1 is a solid book from cover to cover and is good to go even for readers unfamiliar with the first volume of the series. This issue is definitely a great jumping on point and getting caught up shouldn't be hard since there are only four issues in the first volume.

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6.5
Protectors Inc. #3

Jan 28, 2014

This series may pick up in later issues but for now it's stuck somewhere between a noir-comic with a surly, grump of a cop for a protagonist and a cop-drama with a surly, grump of a cop for a protagonist.

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8.5
Skyman #1

Jan 21, 2014

Skyman is off to an interesting start. Joshua Hale Fiaklov does a good job developing his characters this issue without giving away too much. The artistic team of Manuel Garica, Bit and Marta Martinez do a fantastic job with Skyman and company throughout this entire issue. The "shower scene" sequence between Eric Reid and his handler is done particularly well. If you're a fan of Captain Midnight at all, this book is pretty much a must.

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8
Skyman #2

Feb 21, 2014

Next time in Skyman:Stop me if you've heard this one. Two dudes with hearts of gold and super-powered flight suits meet up and have a misunderstanding, they fight because "duh they have to fight before they become besties" and through their banter they realize this whole thing was a huge misunderstanding and then they become besties.

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8
Skyman #3

Mar 28, 2014

Skyman #3 has been out for a hot minute and like the rest of this series is totally awesome. The big battle with the cliffhanger ending is pretty good too.

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10
Starlight #1

Mar 6, 2014

Starlight #1 is an excellent read from cover to cover and an amazing beginning for a brand new series.

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8
Tales Of Honor #1

Mar 26, 2014

Tales of Honor is definitely a fun read and worth picking up if you're a longtime fan of David Weber's novels or especially if you're looking for a new scifi fandom to dive into.

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8.5
The Mercenary Sea #1

Feb 18, 2014

This first issue is a fast and fun read and sets up what will hopefully be a great story full of action and excitement in this new ongoing series.

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10
Think Tank #12

Feb 18, 2014

Think Tank #12 is out now and definitely worth reading. And if you're unfamiliar with the series, his break between seasons is a perfect time to find some back issues and get caught up.

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