Nicole Herviou's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicsverse Reviews: 34
9.0Avg. Review Rating

7.3
Batgirl (2016) #19

Jan 24, 2018

This is a fun issue, but it isn't exactly gripping. It sets up something interesting to come, and it's quite enjoyable, but it doesn't shock or amaze. The pace is slow and pleasant, which makes it a good read. It's truly the art that makes the book so uniquely BATGIRL.

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8.8
Batman (2016) #39

Jan 18, 2018

From heartwarming to heartbreaking, this book will definitely make you feel some stuff. The characters are on point, which par for the course with King. Jones and Bellaire set the perfect tone for a BATMAN book and portray characters like Wonder Woman and Selina Kyle with expert style. The twist of the knife at the end of this comic is truly superb, and I'm not mad at all even though I want to be.

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9.2
Batman (2016) #42

Mar 7, 2018

It's really the little things that make BATMAN #42 a success. The plot itself is a tad slow, but it's the way the characters move within that slowness that makes the book interesting. Writer Tom King is a master of character, and it shows in those in-between moments. Mikel Janin, June Chung, and Clayton Cowles's art is wonderful, but most impressive at the extremes. The issue really sets up a lot of good to come in future installments.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #12

Feb 21, 2018

This installment may mostly be a flashback, but it's just as impactful as any BATWOMAN issue -- maybe more so. Via symbols and reveals, it will elevate back-issues and inform the rest of the series to come. Mysteries are solved and hearts are broken in this visually enticing piece. It also has a pretty poignant message to send about love and relationships.

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8.8
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #1

Mar 22, 2018

Cave Carson is back and better than ever. With a gripping new story and the same incredible, iconic art, this creative team is getting ready to take the character to new heights. With a backup that's almost as rad as the comic itself, we can't wait to see what's next for Team Carson.

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8.5
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #2

Apr 18, 2018

This issue is a great follow-up to the stellar start of the series. We meet new friends and new foes, who seem to be intriguing characters. The art is beautiful, though the character designs seem a tad obvious in parts. Though it has its ups and downs, this issue definitely hits more than it misses.

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9.2
Doom Patrol (2016) #11

Apr 25, 2018

DOOM PATROL #11 keeps up the hype in a storyline abundant with twists and turns. The art is also incredible all-around, from pencils to letters. The plot surprises, but the prose soars, with phenomenal commentary on the human condition.

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9.2
Eternity Girl #1

Mar 14, 2018

This book not only has a great plot, intriguing characters, and gorgeous art, but it also helps to fight the horrid stigma surrounding mental health. By making it the focus of the story, the ETERNITY GIRL team is assisting us all in breaking down walls and opening up conversations about this important topic.

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9.4
Eternity Girl #2

Apr 11, 2018

Even though the world of ETERNITY GIRL #2 is a little out there, the themes and emotions depicted in this issue aren't. They are extremely grounded and almost painfully relatable. The story chugs right along while characters develop against an absolutely gorgeous backdrop of spectacular art.

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9.2
Eternity Girl #3

May 9, 2018

This issue doesn't discuss mental health as starkly as the ones before it, but the moments it does offer are powerful. The art brings the meaning across in an adept way, and it moves the plot forward. ETERNITY GIRL #3 moves us up the hill of rising action, making us eager about what's to come.

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9.5
Eternity Girl #4

Jun 13, 2018

ETERNITY GIRL #4 seems to be a series of unrelated pop culture references, but it ties together to become a beautiful, dark, piece of art. The characters are vivid, the plot is extremely entertaining, and the art is an astonishing accomplishment. Unique and meaningful, the whole issue only takes place in a handful of moments. But their meaning is incredibly significant.

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9.7
Eternity Girl #5

Jul 11, 2018

ETERNITY GIRL #5 asks a lot of questions about the human condition, while also perhaps ending all of existence. The characters show their true colors when reality is at stake, making some drastic moves and having deep conversations. The artwork in this issue is stunning, just like every issue so far. And with everything on the line, this story will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can.

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9.8
Eternity Girl #6

Aug 8, 2018

Though it's hard to say goodbye to this excellent series, ETERNITY GIRL #6 ends perfectly -- with hope. The characters step into their own, the story crescendos beautifully, and the art can't be matched. This book that addresses mental health in such a responsible manner sets a new standard in the industry, and I hope that more follow suit.

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9.2
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2

Feb 7, 2018

Even though this book will make you laugh, it's also going to make you deal with some raw emotions. The cartoon characters of old can become relevant and real at the hand of Mark Russell. The art is also very much on point, making the characters really look like their animal counterparts.

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9.8
Green Arrow (2016) #38

Mar 7, 2018

The team on GREEN ARROW shows off just how incredible they are with their final issue together. It's truly the culmination of everything they've done with the character so far. Ben Percy brings symmetry into the story by addressing things from GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1. Juan Ferreyra's work is as immaculate as it always is. Deron Bennet's lettering lets us almost hear the issue. It's the perfect way to say goodbye, we just wish they didn't have to.

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8.8
Harley Quinn (2016) #36

Feb 1, 2018

Even though Tieri's dialogue is a little clunky at times, the story here is headed in a great direction. Tieri had a difficult challenge following Palmiotti and Conner's exit, but he's started to deal with Harley's mental state in a responsible way. The art is a high point of the book, from the Harley-Bat design to the portrayal of raw emotion. It's a success overall, getting this Jimmy & Amanda loyalist on board.

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #38

Feb 21, 2018

Even though Harley doesn't show up until halfway through the issue, HARLEY QUINN #38 is still great. It's got references, puns, and jokes that'll probably make you laugh out loud. More than anything, it looks absolutely beautiful. The art is striking and impactful, and it really elevates the book.

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9.5
Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #1

May 2, 2018

Paul Dini sends his creation back to her roots and adds a few layers while he's at it. With classic art and a twisted plot, this book reminds us what was so charming about Harley in the beginning and why we love her now.

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8.9
Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #2

May 16, 2018

This story doesn't romanticize the relationship between Harley and Joker, instead shining a light on the abuse. Though it doesn't succeed all the time, it's an important and intriguing story. The art is superb, and the story takes some interesting turns. Ultimately, I wish it was longer than two issues.

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9.2
Jessica Jones #16

Jan 31, 2018

There's not much going on in JESSICA JONES #16 other than a simple conversation. But what a conversation it is! It ends in one of the most interesting and surprising twists in recent memory. It's loaded, it's riveting, and it's thought-provoking.

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5.5
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1

Mar 1, 2018

This book may be named for Mera, but this clearly isn't her story. A great amount of her identity has to do with her relationship to men, specifically Aquaman. She quite simply isn't her own person. The plot is mediocre, though there's room to improve in the coming issues. The art, thought, is pretty superb. It's one of the few things that will keep readers from dropping the series completely.

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9.6
Milk Wars: Shade The Changing Girl/Wonder Woman #1

Feb 14, 2018

This book is crazy and off the wall, but it isn't nonsense. It's conveying a very clear message about the place of women in the world, and what's expected of this segment of the population. It's the resistance story we'd expect from a Shade and Wonder Woman team-up, and it keeps on delivering. This all-female creative team absolutely crushes it on all fronts, and keeps us from having Milk Wars fatigue halfway through the insane series.

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9.0
Milk Wars: Mother Panic/Batman Special #1

Feb 7, 2018

Mother Panic and Batman are in for one wild ride as Milk Wars continues. Even though this issue deals with serious themes like child abuse, religion, and cults, it's both empowering and hysterical. The art is beautiful, but potentially too perfect for Mother Panic fans. Either way, the issue is a triumph and makes us want to see these two work together more often.

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9.7
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #3

May 23, 2018

This issue of MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. brings even more of the classic Gotham characters into the fold, and it's extremely exciting. Violet goes a little further down the rabbit hole into Arkham Institute, and has a lot to face there. The plot is thrilling, the characters are vivid, and the art is extremely impressive. This is a very solid third issue, and it doesn't look like this team is letting up at all.

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9.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #4

Jun 27, 2018

There is a lot of death in MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. #4. The art makes the violence jarring, but tolerable, which is a great feat. The plot is exciting and disturbing, making us unsure if it'll be alright in the end. The characters are amazing, but the villains shine more than anything.

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8.4
Prism Stalker #1

Jan 27, 2018

Writer/artist Sloane Leong brings us to a stunning new world that is as visually captivating as it is horrifying. Her character work is impressive, as her use of color. But even though this looks like a world far from our own, the story that is just starting to be told here is one that will hit home for many people -- one that needs to be told.

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8.2
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2

Feb 28, 2018

This miniseries is starting to find its feet, but it's not quite there yet. Raven is a wonderful character, but those around her need more development. The plot is enough to keep us interested, but not captivated. The true standout here is the art, though. The lines and colors work together seamlessly, creating the dark mood we all want from RAVEN.

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8.6
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #3

Mar 29, 2018

This is a comic that thrives off of backstory and character development. It gives us some great moments and reveals, but isn't a stellar standalone issue overall. The plot of this miniseries is still developing, but the beautiful art is more than enough to keep us onboard. Besides, there's a cool leopard named Merlin who I like a lot.

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9.4
Saga #51

Apr 26, 2018

SAGA #51 lulls us into a false sense of security or tries to anyway. Even though SAGA readers know that tragedy simply follows any happiness in this book, that doesn't make this twist any less painful. The plot is great, the art is incredible, and the character work is solid. SAGA hasn't dipped in quality yet, which is incredible for being over 50 issues.

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9.2
Shade, the Changing Woman #2

Apr 4, 2018

SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN #2 is full of emotion and self-reflection, and it's beautiful to behold. It discusses time, interpersonal relationships, and the importance of the heart in a way that enhances the characters and how they relate to each other. The art is stunning, as it always is in this series. Yet the imagery in this issue takes it to a whole new level.

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9.5
Shade, the Changing Woman #4

Jun 6, 2018

This issue is about two things that we can all relate to, amongst a lot of other-worldly chaos. The madness has become an adversary for Shade and her friends as another threat hurdles towards earth. For them to come out on top, they'll have to come together, and Shade will have to find her heart. With excellent art bringing vibrant characters to life, this issue propels the delightful story forward with something we all need -- hope.

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9.7
Shade, the Changing Woman #5

Jul 4, 2018

There is a lot of conflict building in SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN #5, as this team works toward the conclusion of this series. There's a huge character reveal, surrounded by a plot that will keep you on edge with the turn of every page. The entire art team shines in this issue, but the coloring and lettering deserve special nods.

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9.9
Shade, the Changing Woman #6

Aug 1, 2018

SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN #6 is an accomplishment in comic-making. The plot is excellent, you'll fall in love with the characters all over again, and the art will make you want to frame each page and hang it on the wall. This is exactly what every reader wants from a final issue, but it will still make you sad to say goodbye.

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8.8
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #2

Mar 22, 2018

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN #2 will make you want to go to the Celtic faerie land immediately, even if there is some bad stuff going down at the moment. The characters and the setting are vivid, and the plot is just ramping up. The book looks incredible, and it's great change of scenery for the classic DC characters.

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