MJ Rae's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicosity Reviews: 9
7.9Avg. Review Rating

8.0
All-New Classic Archie: Your Pal Archie #1

Jul 26, 2017

Overall, this is a fun comic, and. perfect balance between classic Archie nostalgia and modern comics. It truly is an all-ages book, and the separate stories will ensure that there is a little something for every reader. After an intense, suspenseful season of Riverdale and some more serious events in the ongoing Archie title, Your Pal Archie is the perfect, light-hearted addition to the Archie line.

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8.5
Batman '66 Meets The Legion Of Super-Heroes #1

Jul 19, 2017

Overall, this comic feels like a Batman TV special, and it is enchanting. The Legion of Super-Heroes is familiar (though you may be surprised by some of the members!) and the premise for this comic is cute and funny. This is a great comic to pick up for a quick laugh and some solid Batman nostalgia. I wish this was a cartoon, or at least an ongoing series, but it is a great conclusion to the Batman '66 series, and a perfect homage to the late Adam West.

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4.0
Dread Gods #1

Jul 12, 2017

This series has started off on a somewhat confusing note, and with a lack of information, positive representation, and innovation, this ends up being another semi-decent action comic.

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10
Hi-Fi Fight Club #1

Aug 25, 2017

It seems like this creative team (a pretty sweet club of their own) will be able to maintain the relationships and plot twists set up in this issue, and balance it with a little more action. I have nothing but the highest expectations for this series, and no doubt that it will only get better from here.

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10
Redlands #2

Sep 14, 2017

In an industry full of recycled ideas and formulaic storytelling, the Redlands team is flipping the medium upside down, dousing it in fire, and resurrecting it with blood magic.

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10
Regression #3

Jul 12, 2017

Don't take it from me, though read it for yourself. Just make sure to read it with the lights on.

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4.0
Star Wars: Mace Windu #1

Aug 31, 2017

With so many Marvel Star Wars comics on the market, the separate storylines and solo books can get lost in the mix. With Mace Wind, it may be the case of one too many individual characters getting their own title, when they can't necessarily carry it. This is an old mistake for Marvel, and it would be unfortunate to watch talented teams and great creators get lost in the mix as the Star Wars comics overflow the comic shop shelves. Hopefully Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic Mace Winducan find its stride and bring it around with issue #2.

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7.0
Turok (2017) #1

Aug 2, 2017

Lettering on this book is in line with the rest of the Gold Key series, which provides a steady connection throughout the different characters and storylines in this universe. This is most beneficial when different characters interact, as Turok and Magnus would have completely identifiable lettering corresponding to their character and setting, but even in a Turok-focused issue, his specific style of lettering enhances the tone of the book and complements his character. Overlayed SFX and innovative lettering arrangements help to bridge panels and action, creating another layer of art that enhances the action and movement.

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10
Winnebago Graveyard #3

Aug 16, 2017

I am still having trouble believing that this story will fit into four issues. There are so many winding threads left writhing in the darkness, seeking their end. I expect that the finale issue will escalate in action and bring all the pieces together. This is not an easy read, but it is a refreshing swerve in the plot. the previous issues have focused on a slowly developing story focused on nuance and strategic suspense-building, but this issue brings an element of almost campy, graphic horror that sneaks into the story and comes at a complete surprise. I truly cannot wait for the final installment, though I am sure I will be sad to see this series come to an end.

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