Nathaniel Muir's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 56
8.2Avg. Review Rating

10
American Carnage #1

Nov 21, 2018

The subject matter is difficult but this is a great comic. Great writing and art set the perfect tone for this unflinching crime drama.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #13

Jul 4, 2018

The new era kicks off with a bang as the book has action, humor, drama, and maybe new motivation. Astonishing X-Men exceeds its lofty expectations.

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8.5
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #14

Aug 1, 2018

Still familiar while forging its own identity, this latest team of X-Men will please long time fans and those new to the series.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #15

Sep 5, 2018

This is one of the most well written comics today. Every decision is in line with what has been happening and no one acts out of character.

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8.5
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #16

Oct 18, 2018

Non stop action and humor highlight another great issue of the Rosenberg and Land run. The book is fun while never loving the quintessential 'X-Men' tone.

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6.5
Bastard OGN #1

Aug 27, 2018

As stories about relationships go, it's hard to find a better written one. Everything around it, however, is very subpar.

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9.0
Border Town #1

Sep 5, 2018

A horror story that contains a deeper message, Border Town is a fun comic filled with action and humor.

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8.5
Border Town #2

Oct 3, 2018

Esquivel's writing shines in the issue, while the art continues to be vibrant fun and scary. Border Town has quickly shown it is worthy of the Vertigo name.

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9.0
Border Town #3

Nov 7, 2018

'Border Town' is an uncompromising look at racism that has strong characters and great art. The book talks to its reader and not at them.

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8.5
Border Town #4

Dec 5, 2018

If you are looking for a comic about falling in love while dealing with prejudice and fighting monsters then this is your book.

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7.5
Burnouts #1

Aug 21, 2018

Burnouts is about a group of high school kids who get wasted and fight off an alien invasion. What you see is what you get.

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7.0
Burnouts #2

Oct 23, 2018

The short issue highlights a possibly thin story, but the writing, art, and characters will keep the reader engaged.

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8.0
Burnouts #3

Nov 19, 2018

Aliens, drugs, alcohol, and a herd of possessed cows. Burnouts provides the perfect recipe for wholesome fun.

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8.5
Clankillers #1

Jun 19, 2018

This will satisfy everyone. It has action, story, great characters, and mythology. Most importantly, it will keep you engaged.

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7.5
Clankillers #2

Aug 7, 2018

An exciting and violent story that is hurt by its manic pace and lack of character development. Still, there is a lot of substance to the story.

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8.0
Clankillers #3

Sep 4, 2018

Placing more focus on character development while still delivering fast paced action is Clankillers greatest strength.

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8.0
Crowded #1

Aug 14, 2018

Crowded is a fun story filled with action that uses blunt social commentary to get across its frightening message.

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7.0
Crowded #2

Sep 11, 2018

An action packed story that also manages to have funny moments while also be frightening in how real it is.

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9.0
Crowded #3

Oct 9, 2018

An over-the-top story that manages to mix a frighteningly accurate picture of modern society with outrageous action.

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7.5
DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Summer Special #1

Jul 26, 2018

The anthology is a little less silly and more character driven the the silly title and fun cover let on, but this is still a perfect summer read.

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8.0
Die #1

Nov 27, 2018

'Die' is a missing persons story with a fantasy spin on it. The mystery, writing, and art will captivate all readers.

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10
Hex Wives #1

Oct 31, 2018

Choosing strong writing and characters over traditional scares, Hex Wives is an excellent comic that will please everyone who reads it.

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8.5
Hex Wives #2

Nov 28, 2018

Disturbing, uncomfortable, and scary in ways that are are more real and relatable than most witch stories. And that is the scariest thing of all.

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9.0
I Am Young #1

Oct 22, 2018

Sometimes the best stories are the simplest ones. I Am Young is a series of touching stories that we can all relate to.

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8.0
Leviathan #1

Jun 25, 2018

Leviathan is action packed, silly, fun, and touching. Relatable for anyone who has ever thrown a party and ran out of beer or had to protect the person they love from Hellspawn.

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10
Leviathan #2

Sep 4, 2018

Leviathan is an action packed book that is sweet and will also make you laugh. Plus there are mutated dinosaurs.

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9.0
Leviathan #3

Nov 6, 2018

Layman and Pitarra tell a wonderful story while remembering that the most important thing about comics is they should be fun.

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9.0
MCMLXXV #1

Jul 24, 2018

An exhilarating page turner with a timeless look that will grab readers' attentions and refuse to let go.

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7.0
MCMLXXV #2

Oct 16, 2018

The art and action continue to impress, but the story is a familiar one. Hopefully, the series will return to the originality of the first issue.

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8.0
Multiple Man (2018) #1

Jun 27, 2018

Multiple Man # 1 is a great start to one Marvel's most overlooked mutants. Funny, sad, and mysterious, this will be a must read for any X-Fan.

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9.0
Multiple Man (2018) #2

Jul 25, 2018

Funny without losing the severity of the situation, Multiple Man is a great comic with art that is perfect for the book and an interesting story.

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9.0
Multiple Man (2018) #3

Aug 15, 2018

A wonderful addition to the mutant titles that is funny and heartwarming while telling a very engaging story.

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9.5
Multiple Man (2018) #4

Sep 19, 2018

Simultaneously funny and dramatic, this action-packed issue is the perfect lead up to what looks to be a promising conclusion.

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9.0
Multiple Man (2018) #5

Oct 31, 2018

In a story filled with endless possibilities, the series ends the only it way it should have. This was a great ride that every X-Men fan has to read!

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7.0
Resident Alien: An Alien in New York #2

May 8, 2018

Issue two gives more insight into Harry's motivations and continues to develop its mystery. Great writing and artwork.

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7.0
Resident Alien: An Alien in New York #4

Jul 10, 2018

A good ending to the series that ties everything together and gives more insight into what Harry is feeling.

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8.0
Shanghai Red #1

May 1, 2018

A revenge story that is well written and has beautiful art. This is as much about Red as it is about her vengeance.

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8.5
Shanghai Red #2

Jul 24, 2018

Shanghai Red continues to separate itself from other revenge stories with its deep storytelling and great art.

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7.5
Shanghai Red #3

Aug 21, 2018

The middle of the issue slows the pace, but this is an overall good addition to a great tale of retribution.

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8.5
Shanghai Red #4

Sep 25, 2018

Joshua Hixson's art adds to the story of Red who is as easy to pity as she is to root for. An emotional and action filled tale that will leave you conflicted.

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9.0
Shanghai Red #5

Oct 31, 2018

As violent as a revenge story should be but filled with unexpected emotion. This is engaging story will make you think while you cringe, in a good way.

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8.0
Son of Hitler #1

Jun 11, 2018

Filled with action and surprises, Son of Hitler makes an exciting story out of one of World War II's silliest myths. World War II spy thrillers are a dime a dozen, but Son of Hitler sets itself apart.

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8.5
Unnatural #1

Jun 4, 2018

Beautiful to look at and a little scary to read, Unnatural is a great piece of writing that eerily mirrors today's world.

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8.5
Unnatural #2

Aug 8, 2018

The plot thickens in the second issue as the mystery, friendships, and danger all become more palatable. The art and character building is fantastic.

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8.5
Unnatural #3

Sep 4, 2018

Unnatural continues to tell a great story that looks incredible and will engage its readers while also scaring them due to how close to reality it is at times. Mirka Andolfo expertly mixes fear, humor, and sexuality in a great story.

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8.0
Unnatural #4

Oct 9, 2018

Unnatural ends its first story arc showcasing Andolfo's use of colors to accentuate mood while also turning Leslie's world upside down.

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8.5
Unnatural #5

Dec 4, 2018

Beautiful and thought provoking, Unnatural tells a story of personal growth in uncertain times. Andolfo is one of the most creative minds in comics today.

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7.5
Volition #1

Aug 17, 2018

The story may be typical but the art and writing stand out. The coloring in the book is beautiful and adds to the tone.

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7.5
War Bears #1

Aug 17, 2018

War Bears is filled with eye catching art and the story is rife with potential. If only the characters were not so generic.

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7.0
War Bears #2

Oct 3, 2018

Steacy's art is fantastic and the story has a lot of potential, but the uninspired writing impacts the overall enjoyment.

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4.5
War Bears #3

Dec 12, 2018

Rushed and uninspired, 'War Bears' concludes its run refusing to even acknowledge all the potential of the first issue.

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9.0
X-Men: Black (2018): Mystique #1

Oct 17, 2018

A great addition to the 'Black' series and one of the best Mystique stories ever told. A must read for all X-Men fans.

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7.0
X-Men: Black (2018): Magneto #1

Oct 3, 2018

No one writes Magneto better than Chris Claremont, but the story is too short and typical. The start to 'Degeneration' is interesting, however.

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8.0
X-Men: Black (2018): Juggernaut #1

Oct 24, 2018

Juggernaut is another fun read in the X-Men Black series. The Degeneration story is also proving to be very emotionally powerful.

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8.5
X-Men: Black (2018): Emma Frost #1

Oct 31, 2018

It's a short one-off, but 'Emma Frost' is a great story starring the White Queen. You do not have to be an Emma Frost fan to enjoy it.

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8.5
X-Men: Black (2018): Mojo #1

Oct 10, 2018

A fun book that has the reader cheering for Mojo while also giving insight to his character. Exceeds all expectations!

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