neil_or_no_deal's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Big Glasgow Comic Page Reviews: 32
8.2Avg. Review Rating

8.8
Black Science #13

Apr 6, 2015

The deeper we go into the layers of The Onion, the deeper we go into the layers of our protagonists. An emotional knock out punch that adds more depth to an already thrilling adventure.

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8.5
Black Science #14

May 16, 2015

It is heavy hitting stuff that just so happens to be wearing the disguise of an excellent science fiction romp. A gripping family drama that excels at keeping the science fiction dressing just as important.

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8.7
Black Science #15

Jun 22, 2015

Black Science #15 is a must buy if you have been engaged with the title up until now. If you haven't then it's about time you do.

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9.0
Black Science #16

Jul 13, 2015

Black Science is one of those kind of books that offers so much in terms of depth. The writing is top notch and the artwork is some of the best in the industry. If you haven't been reading up to now then I suggest that you catch up...NOW!

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9.0
Black Science #18

Dec 9, 2015

Black Science #18 is not for the faint hearted. It explores issues that some may find harrowing and hit too close to home, but it does so with care and not for the shock value. An excellent book.

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8.5
Black Science #20

Feb 19, 2016

Black Science #20 feels like a palate cleanser after the harrowing first three chapters of Godworld. Welcome and refreshing whilst leaving the reader hungry for more.

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9.5
Black Science #24

Sep 21, 2016

Once again Remender and his team deliver a book that stands head and shoulders above a lot of the titles on the shelves.

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7.3
Chrononauts #1

Mar 23, 2015

Injecting a little more life into the time travel genre but not quite satisfying enough to lift its head above the pack.

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3.5
Codename Baboushka: The Conclave of Death #1

Oct 12, 2015

A tried and tested formula that sadly offers nothing new to the genre. Lacklustre artwork doesn't help matters.

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9.0
Deadly Class #13

Jun 2, 2015

A dark and nasty chapter to the canon. The creative team have pulled together to put on a masterclass in how comic books should be made.

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10
God Hates Astronauts #7

Apr 8, 2015

God Hates Astronauts #7...there doesn't seem to be the words that describe reading this book. It's as good as when you get a nap in middle of the afternoon, it's a joy.

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10
Head Lopper #3

Mar 15, 2016

Head Lopper #3 is another fantastic chapter of one of the finest creator owned titles on the shelves right now.A bumper package of rip roaring action and adventure featuring a star comic turn by a decapitated head.

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8.3
Low #8

Aug 4, 2015

A grim chapter in this underwater epic. Strong emotional and spiritual concepts are laid bare for exploration. It's dark stuff but still engrossing reading.

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5.7
Mirror #1

Feb 8, 2016

Stunning visuals sadly don't make up for a muddled narrative with little too hook you in.

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7.1
Nameless #3

Apr 14, 2015

A bit of a mind bender that lacks a bit of character to broaden out its mythos. Still a bit not sure of what the book actually is yet but feel that we are at least on a track to finding out.

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10
Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1

Aug 22, 2015

Phonogram is a very unique book. It's universe is vibrant and filled with fully realised characters. If you are a fan of the creators than you will not be disappointed. If you aren't a fan, read this and you soon will be.

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8.5
Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #2

Sep 26, 2015

The blend of iconic 80's pop videos with Emily's bleak morality tale is not only an interesting move, but a truly inspired one.

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3.5
Postal #3

Apr 27, 2015

An underwhelming addition to the series that promised a lot at the beginning and has yet to deliver. This may be a title that will work better as a trade than single issue.

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6.0
Postal #4

Jun 3, 2015

A big step forward in terms of character development and narrative building. An improvement on the slow build of previous issues.

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8.5
Spread #6

Mar 23, 2015

The end of an arc but without the resolution. What Spread #6 does well is making that no matter by giving the reader a high dose of gruesome action and some nice set up for the next arc.

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8.5
Spread #10

Oct 12, 2015

Spread remains a strong title both in plot and characterisation. Visually impressive in the grand set pieces and delicate enough in the more intimate moments.

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9.3
The Black Monday Murders #1

Aug 15, 2016

A new Hickman book is an event and The Black Monday Murders #1 is no exception. It's narrative is engaging from the very first page and grips you tightly until the very last page. It's greatest victory, however, is that it leaves you wanting more.

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9.0
The Black Monday Murders #2

Sep 21, 2016

The Black Monday Murders #2 is as a good a second chapter as you will find in any title. It builds on the groundwork of the first issue and expands upon it without giving too much away but giving enough to make you want more.

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8.5
The Wicked + The Divine #9

Mar 28, 2015

Gillen and McKelvie deliver another riveting chapter of their current opus. Strong character interactions and a big reveal whet the appetite for more.

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8.5
The Wicked + The Divine #10

May 12, 2015

Ten issues deep and the title manages to be as engaging as it was from the outset. As penultimate chapters go, this issue checks all the rights boxes and is a fulfilling read.

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10
The Wicked + The Divine #11

Jun 10, 2015

A strong contender for best series on the shelves at the moment brings yet another outstanding chapter. A roller coaster of emotions.

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9.0
The Wicked + The Divine #14

Sep 26, 2015

The comic book equivalent of Danny Tenaglia's remix of Green Velvet's 'Flash'. Familiar but altogether something new, something dark, something twisted. A creative experiment that more than pays off.

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8.2
Tokyo Ghost #1

Oct 12, 2015

There is no getting away from it, Remender and Murphy have delivered a solid first issue of a series that has a whole heap of potential.

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8.0
Wolf #1

Jul 25, 2015

Wolf #1 is an intriguing book. Hard boiled noir meets gothic horror. There's a lot going on but it is never overwhelming.

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7.3
Wolf #2

Aug 26, 2015

A solid second issue, one that focuses more on character building as opposed to pushing the narrative forward. A good mixture of supernatural intrigue and biting humour.

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7.0
Wolf #3

Oct 12, 2015

The series remains consistent in both storytelling and its visual style. An issue that pushes the plot forward and reveals a few answers to earlier threads. If you are new to the title it may be a little hard to just pick up and feel involved.

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8.5
Wytches #5

Apr 1, 2015

If there was ever a book that makes you feel dirty then it is Wytches. Snyder, Jock and Hollingsworth have crafted a tale that gets under the skin and makes it crawl. Wytches #5 is a solid entry into the cannon and leaves you wanting the resolution.

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