Nicholas Osborn's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Watch Reviews: 40
8.4Avg. Review Rating

7.0
Aspen Universe: Decimation #3

Dec 16, 2017

Aspen Universe: Decimation #3 continues an explosive crossover event with intriguing character development and magnificent artwork, but pacing difficulties hinder the issue from truly flourishing into something grand. Despite this, the creative team delivers an entertaining read with a cliffhanger that will leave you absolutely captivated and begging for more!

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8.5
Aspen Universe: Decimation #4

Jan 16, 2018

Aspen Universe: Decimation #4 delivers on the promise that no soul is safe in an action-packed and emotional issue. With exceptionally beautiful artwork and a strong narrative, the epic conclusion of their crossover event is certainly not to be missed!

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #688

Apr 13, 2018

Despite the current distaste for world-changing events in comics, Marvel shows that it can still be quite entertaining with interesting narratives and beautiful artwork. By focusing on Quicksilvers struggle to give the remaining Avengers the reinforcements they need so desperately, the issue delves into exactly what it means to be a member of the team.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #689

Apr 24, 2018

Although relying heavily on characters that struggle to hold the weight of the narrative, the latest Avengers issue succeeds in utilizing these heroes in an exploration of what it truly takes to be on the team. It eloquently addresses the concerns of many fans who question the relevance of so many characters in the team, showing that the heroes are those who dont act simply to be remembered.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #690

Apr 28, 2018

The No Surrender arc has been an undeniably entertaining read, especially as the cosmic game room began to unravel. With all of its emotional turmoil and action-packed brawling, the story unfortunately ends with a fizzle. The conclusions, future hints, and farewells are nothing groundbreaking, but in the context of the entire event it does wrap things up decent enough.

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9.2
Avengers (2018) #1

May 6, 2018

Marvels flagship comic returns with a new #1 issue that sees Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor finally returning to the forefront of the Avengers team. The story is a sprawling epic with beautiful imagery, but more importantly, it is an homage to what made the Avengers so popular while still focusing on the future of storytelling in the Marvel Universe.

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9.0
Avengers (2018) #2

May 19, 2018

Avengers #2 shows that Marvels fresh start initiative is about more than just explosive first issues. This is a compelling narrative continuation that is gorgeously presented. It showcases all-time greats and modern fan favorites but unfortunately, is still unable to bring the full Avengers team together. Hopefully, we can see all of the Avengers assemble soon, but with Loki in the mix now, that could be mischievously disrupted

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6.5
Avengers: Shards of Infinity #1

Apr 14, 2018

Although lacking in substance, Avengers: Shards of Infinity #1 is a fun and action-packed issue that utilizes some of the most recognizable Avengers in a story that highlights the always present dangers of weaponry around the world.

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8.5
Batman and the Signal #1

Jan 8, 2018

Although the restraints of the mini-series on the story are quickly felt, Batman and The Signal #1 establishes the newest member of the Batfamily as Gothams daytime protector exceptionally well. As the creative team treads into unknown territory exploring Batmans attempt at trying something new, readers are treated with beautiful art and an intriguing story that already has me asking if DC has more planned for the Signal in the future!

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8.7
Batman and the Signal #2

Feb 24, 2018

The latest issue of Batman and the Signal is filled with action, conspiracy, and heart, making for an overall incredibly enjoyable reading experience. Although a few more issues would be great to flesh out the characters and events more, Batman and the Signal #2 sets the stage for a truly remarkable final confrontation!

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9.5
Batman and the Signal #3

May 3, 2018

The final issue of the Batman and the Signal mini-series from Scott Snyder and Tony Patrick is absolutely worth the wait. It manages to bring the story to a natural conclusion without feeling rushed or contrived, delivering an emotionally powerful reading experience that proves why Signal is a more than worthy addition to the Bat-Family!

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8.5
Batwoman (2017) #9

Dec 12, 2017

An emotionally powerful script, horror-inspired art, and psychedelic colors all make Batwoman #9 one of the best issues of the series. A focus on overcoming adversity through embracing yourself resonates flawlessly with Batwoman's character in Fear and Loathing pt. 3, making this a must-read issue. Although the story suffers at times from a lackluster narrative involving Colony Prime, the cliffhanger ending is spectacularly frightening!

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8.8
Cyber Force (2018) #1

Apr 1, 2018

The revival of Cyber Force is more than just timely, it is an engaging narrative that is executed beautifully. A strong artistic direction elevates the emotional development, conspiratorial undertones, and pure sci-fi awesomeness that Cyber Force #1 offers. It may not be technically a new origin story, but it gave me everything I wanted as a new reader and I cant wait to see where it goes from here!

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9.0
Cyber Force (2018) #2

May 7, 2018

The latest issue of Cyber Force elaborates on the motives of the characters so far while still providing plenty of exceptional action-packed sequences. With a focus on the powerful women both attempting to work with Stryker and those plotting against him, Cyber Force #2 proves to be a superb continuation of the stellar first issue!

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8.5
Cyber Force (2018) #3

Jun 7, 2018

Although the latest issue of Cyber Force focuses less on action and outright violence, it successfully tells a dark origin story that delves into the mystery of life and proves that not everything is as it seems.

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9.0
Dark Fang #2

Dec 30, 2017

Dark Fang #2 continues a fascinating vampiric story woven together with modern societal issues that push the genre itself into both unknown and exciting directions. The result is an issue that not only delivers a magnificent reading experience but promises to leave you thirsty for more!

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9.2
Dark Fang #3

Jan 22, 2018

As the series continues to open the story to a much larger world while exploring the progress and impacts of Valla's crusade, each issue finds its strength in ramping up the intensity while keeping it packed with heart. Dark Fang #3 equally impresses with both its narrative and artistic quality, as the series quickly proves to be among the best in Image Comic's lineup.

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8.5
Dark Fang #4

Feb 17, 2018

Dark Fang #4 finds the consequences of Vallas actions catching up to her in the form of a holy zealot intent on seeing her demise, presenting an incredibly beautiful and entertaining clash of worldviews that resonates deeply with real-world social issues.

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9.0
Despicable Deadpool #289

Dec 12, 2017

The Despicable Deadpool #289 continues to prove to be one of Marvel Legacy's best ongoing titles. With an outrageous story and beautiful art that showcases Deadpool in a conflict unlike any seen before, the creative team manages to deliver a blend of humor, gore, and spectacle that is sure to entertain any fan of the regeneratin' degenerate.

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9.2
Despicable Deadpool #290

Dec 16, 2017

The Despicable Deadpool #290 writer Gerry Duggan balances the chemistry between Cable and Deadpool perfectly, allowing for hilarious banter and unpredictable circumstances to make it one of the most memorable issues in an undeniably outstanding series.

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7.5
Despicable Deadpool #291

Jan 2, 2018

The Despicable Deadpool #291 brings the Deadpool Kills Cable arc to a satisfying conclusion, despite it primarily focusing on Cable and Stryfe. While previous issues have successfully balanced these narratives, managing to detail the conflict between Cable and Stryfe without failing to give Deadpool a prominent role, this issue slightly falters. Luckily, the final pages tease a new target for Deadpool that is sure to have everyone talking!

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7.8
Despicable Deadpool #292

Jan 15, 2018

The Despicable Deadpool #292 delivers classic humor and momentous dialogue, but is lacking in overall substance. Luckily, this doesn't impede the enjoyable pacing or diminish the reveal at the end. This is a hilarious Deadpool issue that promises so much more on the horizon.

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8.0
Despicable Deadpool #293

Feb 4, 2018

The Despicable Deadpool #293 reveals emotional turmoil within Deadpool, showing a side of the character not normally seen. Although the latest issue lacks the urgency needed to make it great, the creative team balances character development with action exceptionally well, and ends with yet another shocking reveal!

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6.5
Despicable Deadpool #294

Feb 19, 2018

The Despicable Deadpool #294 is a whimsical reading experience, but unfortunately lacks in substance where there could have been so much to explore. Hopefully, the spotlight will return to Deadpool after his hit list is completed!

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9.0
Despicable Deadpool #295

Mar 7, 2018

The Despicable Deadpool #295 is full of classic Deadpool quips and violent action, but also heartfelt moments that drive the narrative forward in a way that encourages readers to actually care about what will happen to Deadpool next. Whether you have followed the journey leading up to this moment, or just recently picked up the story, this is a Deadpool comic that any fan should read. Simple as that.

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9.2
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955: Burning Season #1

Feb 24, 2018

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1955 Burning Season is a superb representation of the unique entertainment and insight that can be found within the Hellboy Universe. Inspired by historical tragedies and their real-world locations that can be seen today, the story finds incredible heart in the pain of the past and the power of remembrance.

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9.0
Hungry Ghosts #2

Mar 2, 2018

Hungry Ghosts #2 continues a terrifying narrative with unique artistic directions for the individual stories. The series manages to use food as an inspiration for a horror tale that turns our appetite against usin the best way possible!

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7.5
Incredible Hulk (2017) #710

Dec 9, 2017

The Incredible Hulk #710 continues an exciting "Return to Planet Hulk" storyline that successfully delves into the internal struggles of the Hulk. Although at times it relies too heavily on the popularity of previous Incredible Hulk books, a strong script and a talented artistic team make this a worthy issue that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you anticipating what's to come.

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6.5
Incredible Hulk (2017) #711

Dec 27, 2017

While continuing to be action-packed and beautiful overall, awkward pacing issues and the repeated tropes hinder The Incredible Hulk #711 from truly standing on its own. However, the ending promises not only a thrilling duel of epic proportions but also the potential for what the series holds in the future!

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9.0
Infinity Countdown #2

May 1, 2018

Infinity Countdown #2 is an action-packed adventure from the first page. This huge cast of heroes waging epic battles through dire situations proves that fun escapism can still be done very well in world-shattering comic events.

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7.8
Infinity Countdown #3

May 9, 2018

Slightly faltering in its epic proportions, Infinity Countdown #3 instead provides some bizarre and hilarious moments before ending with ominous foreshadowing

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9.0
Koshchei the Deathless #2

Feb 11, 2018

Koshchei the Deathless #2 quickly proves the series is more than just a worthy spinoff. It is a profound story that delves into previously unexplored areas of the Hellboy Universe with distinctive beauty and intricacy while promising more great things to come!

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8.5
Port of Earth #2

Dec 22, 2017

Port of Earth #2 continues to impress with world-building that compliments the magnificent sci-fi story grounded in society's struggles today. Although lacking the necessary development to encourage reader's attachment to individual characters, it continues to provide the framework for something truly unique and extraordinary.

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8.8
Port of Earth #3

Jan 15, 2018

Port of Earth #3 continues a gripping story with compelling characters engaging in a fully realized and believable sci-fi world. Although the latest issue slows the pacing of the story, the parallels of our own society found within the narrative and the questions that come from them continue to make this series a must read!

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6.8
Port of Earth #4

Feb 19, 2018

Despite the latest issue of Port of Earth failing to capture the momentum found in prior issues, it remains a beautiful reading experience that utilizes a sci-fi story to explore various societal issues found in todays world. Though not the series strongest entry to date, an unforeseen, but all too familiar revelation at the end will undoubtedly have readers checking back for more.

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9.0
Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon #4

Feb 14, 2018

Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon #4 continues a thrilling tale of paranormal exploration fraught with evil intentions confronted by heroic acts of courage. As readers discover more about the early days of both Trevor Bruttenholm and Rasputin, the series is poised to culminate in a shocking confrontation, but not before leaving readers with a terrifying cliffhanger!

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8.0
Realm #4

Dec 27, 2017

With a unique and well-defined world, The Realm #4 continues to deliver an enjoyable reading experience by successfully managing intertwining narratives that are intensified by brilliant artwork. Though mainly serving to provide the groundwork for an imminent confrontation of epic proportions, it provides the necessary development to create emotional distress in readers that will undoubtedly carry over into the next issue!

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9.0
Realm #5

Feb 6, 2018

The Realm #5 sheds the weight of other plotlines to focus on a monumental battle that threatens the entire groups journey, and in doing so, delivers one of the most exciting reading experiences to date. This issue is violent, heartfelt, and overwhelmingly epic. Its everything fans could want!

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9.5
Rise #1

Apr 8, 2018

Creator Don Aguillo weaves brilliant narrative threads accentuated by beautiful artwork in the first issue of Rise. The result is an issue that is bold, vivid, and truly epic without sacrificing an entertaining reading experience for any fan of the medium.

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9.0
Saga #51

May 2, 2018

The latest issue of Saga continues to successfully explore the fleeting happiness of a family on the run, while ominous foreshadowing leads to deadly consequences in what proves to be yet another thrilling and beautiful addition to the series!

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