Neil Vagg's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Get Your Comic On Reviews: 41
8.9Avg. Review Rating

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Batgirls (2021) #2

Jan 11, 2022

Batgirls #2 deftly moves along the series' plot, adding further context to the titular teams relationship and setting an intriguing new group of villains. Dynamite visuals and a sizzling story make Batgirls one to watch in 2022.

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Batgirls (2021) #6

May 10, 2022

Spellbinder's reign of terror comes to a dramatic finish in an issue which masterfully balances three equally demanding and compelling leads.

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Batgirls (2021) #12

Nov 8, 2022

The end of Bat Girl Summer makes for blockbuster reading. Another hugely successful arc ends with a satisfying showdown between the Batgirls and The Riddler. The duo of compelling reading and stunning artwork continue to make Batgirls one of DC's finest books of 2022.

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Batgirls (2021) #13

Dec 13, 2022

I've consistently said that Batgirls is one of my favourite books of 2022 and this final issue has only cemented that further. The Vice Versa arc may only be two issues old but is already proving the versatility of the creative team. I predict even bigger things in 2023 for the Batgirls!

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Batgirls (2021) #14

Jan 17, 2023

Even without the use of dialogue Cloonan, Conrad and triple threat artist Jonathan Case deliver an emotional, pulse-pounding experience. Batgirls #14 a masterclass in visual storytelling.

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Batgirls (2021) Annual: 2022

Nov 29, 2022

The first ever Batgirls annual arrives at the perfect time. It seamlessly segues between two arcs, giving closure on what has come before and teasing what's next. Masterfully written and beautifully rendered.

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Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2

Dec 7, 2022

The Deadly Duo continues to give readers the purest form of the Batman/Joker relationship. Without all the trappings of a main continuity story, The Deadly Duo has free reign to relish in the delightfully dark and impish interactions between its two leads.

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Batman (2016) #126

Aug 2, 2022

Two months in to his run on the main-Bat title and Dzarsky has delivered a blockbuster issue. His sizzling story is beautifully accompanied by the unparalleled team of artist Jimenez and colourist Morey.

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Batman (2016) #130

Dec 7, 2022

Batman #130 brings Zdarksy's first arc to a close with spectacular action and a tantalising cliffhanger. Both writer and artist are bringing their A-game in an issue which both starts and ends big.

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Batman (2016) #131

Jan 3, 2023

A well structured and intriguing first chapter for a brand new arc. Both stories perfectly compliment each other to create an overall narrative that picks up right where Failsafe left off.

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Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1

Mar 29, 2022

A tantalising return to Sean Murphy's Gotham. The ten year time jump acts as a tremendous reset of the White Knight world, moving the characters along and making room for the introduction of Terry McGinnis and Derek Powers.

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Batman: One Dark Knight (2021) #2

Mar 29, 2022

Jock continues to tease out a complex story with Batman: One Dark Knight. With only one issue to go the disparate plot threads are beginning to knit in exciting and unexpected ways.

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Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Three #1

Jan 10, 2023

Batman: The Adventures Continue returns with a strong first issue in season 3, widening the world of BTAS with an intriguing mystery and energetic visuals.

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Batman: The Knight (2022) #1

Jan 19, 2022

The first issue of Batman: The Knight is an insightful and explorative look at the life of young Bruce Wayne.

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Book of Slaughter #1

Dec 30, 2022

A uniquely explorative look at the world of Something is Killing the Children through the eyes of Maxine Slaughter.

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Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer (2021) #1

Dec 16, 2021

Given the short shelf life of the average slayer, Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #1 tees up an exciting, intriguing and unique story which long-time fans will find a solid pager turner.

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Constantine: Distorted Illusions OGN

Sep 27, 2022

Packed with magic intrigue, Constantine: Distorted Illusions is a fun introduction to DC's resident Hellraiser. Between Kami Garcia's excellent story and Isaac Goodhart's imagery this book will undoubtedly open up a whole new audience to John Constantine.

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DC Pride (2021): 2022 #1

Jun 22, 2022

Not only an uplifting selection of celebratory stories, DC Pride 2022 is a book of immeasurable importance. Not only do books like this allow us to see facets of ourselves in our heroes, it also seeks to educate others about the problems many people face on a daily basis, even today.

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DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1

Aug 9, 2022

Taylor instantly reminds us why DCeased is a blockbuster franchise for DC. War of the Undead Gods hits the ground running with high stakes and huge scope.

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DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #2

Sep 20, 2022

War of the Undead Gods fires on all cylinders with its second issue, ramping up the stakes and causing a multiverse of trouble for our heroes.

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Earth-Prime (2022): Batwoman #1

Apr 5, 2022

The debut of DC's Earth-Prime feels like a lost episode from Batwoman season 3. The tone and the writing from the show translates brilliantly to the page.

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Flash (2016) #790

Jan 10, 2023

The latest arc kicks off in blockbuster style with a story that involves the entire Flash-family. An epic, large-scale story is met with dynamic, cinematic artwork.

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Flash (2016) #791

Jan 17, 2023

"The One Minute War continues in this all-out escalation of the already dire situation. Heartbreaking and suspenseful, Adams and his team aren't pulling any punches when it comes to this latest apocalyptic Speedster event.

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Jurassic League (2022) #1

May 10, 2022

Bonkers and totally unexpected, The Jurassic League is immediately the number one comic book I never knew I needed in my life!

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Justice Society of America (2022) #1

Nov 29, 2022

Justice Society of America #1 picks up the breadcrumbs of the New Golden Age special and runs with them at full pelt. All hail the return of Helena Wayne!

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Justice Society of America (2022) #2

Jan 25, 2023

The mystery deepens as we follow Huntress on her time-hopping adventures. Whilst the changes in artwork can be jarring, the dedication to following different timelines makes Justice Society of America a brilliant exploration of DC's legacy.

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Lazarus Planet (2023): Alpha #1

Jan 10, 2023

An epic start to DC's latest event. Bolstered by Federici and Anderson's outstanding visuals, Mark Waid's scene setting one-shot is one hell of a tease for what is to come.

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Nightwing (2016) #96

Sep 20, 2022

In the run up to the 100th issue, Nightwing #96 is a Blockbuster get it finale to "The Battle for Bludhaven's Heart arc.

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Nightwing (2016) #100

Jan 17, 2023

Nightwing #100 is the perfect celebration, not just of the character but of the creative vision laid out by Taylor and Redondo. The high stakes action is combined with incredible emotional beats to create the most satisfying and poignant anniversary issue.

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Robin & Batman (2021) #3

Jan 11, 2022

The final part of Lemire and Nguyen's rounds out the story with an emotional, gut punch conclusion. Nguyen's sensational artwork once again perfectly compliments Lemire's powerful words.

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Specs (2022) #2

Dec 30, 2022

Specs is quite simply perfect.

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Specs (2022) #3

Jan 11, 2023

In its third issue Specs grabs tightly at various plot threads before running with them at breakneck speed. Some give these guys an Eisner!

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Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #1

Aug 31, 2022

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The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1

Nov 8, 2022

A beautiful way to add context to one of DC's landmark moments in history. The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special focusses on the human impact of the Man of Steel through the people who know him best. What a stunning way to celebrate the anniversary!

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The New Golden Age (2022) #1

Nov 8, 2022

The New Golden Age is the perfect one-shot to herald in a new era of legacy for the DCU. A typical Johns mystery, it has some huge twists but ultimately suffers from it's own one-shot structure.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #8

Nov 25, 2022

The Vampire Slayer continues to explore a Scooby Gang without Buffy at the helm. Great visuals and strong characters drive what is an issue killing time before the big fight ensues.

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The Vampire Slayer (2022) #9

Dec 30, 2022

The Vampire Slayer continues its drive to tell an emotional, character-driven story as it reaches a huge turning point for several key characters.

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Tim Drake: Robin (2022) #2

Oct 25, 2022

With a masterfully written second issue Tim Drake: Robin has cemented itself as a serious contender for readers' attention. Fitzmartin isn't playing around when it comes to putting Drake front and centre in the spotlight.

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Tim Drake: Robin (2022) #3

Nov 25, 2022

Tim Drake: Robin continues to explore who the character is without his family around him. Is this issue bolstered by their sort of appearance? Yes. Does it take away from Tim's story? Absolutely not. This is still an exciting exploration of a character who has been long crying out for the spotlight.

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Tim Drake: Robin (2022) #4

Dec 27, 2022

The premiere arc of Tim Drake: Robin takes a huge step towards its finale with a deeply personal twist for Tim. A villainous reveal, a Batgirls cameo and a coalescing of the clues makes issue #4 a festive treat for fans.

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Tim Drake: Robin (2022) #5

Jan 24, 2023

Easily Tim Drake: Robin's most face-paced issue, this month feels like the penultimate episode of your favourite TV show as it heads in to potentially game-changing finale.

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