Oliver Vestal's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicsverse Reviews: 25
9.5Avg. Review Rating

9.8
2021: Lost Children #1

Jun 4, 2018

2021: LOST CHILDREN #1 uses great world building and the building of relationships to tell us about the plot and characters. We also see contrast through detail, and coloring that makes the comic real for readers.

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9.8
Black Magick #11

Mar 28, 2018

BLACK MAGICK #11 shows great use of creative craft. The story is intriguing with a plot that results in characterization. With dynamic illustration, and symbolic and catching coloring, the art is stunning. This makes BLACK MAGICK #11 well worth the read.

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9.7
Black Panther (2018) #1

May 23, 2018

BLACK PANTHER #1 is definitely worth your time. It has excellent world-building that develops both the plot and the characters. Daniel Acua's art is very telling of the tone of the comic. Overall, it's a great read!

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6.0
Clandestino: Welcome To The Battlegrounds #1

Feb 15, 2018

Though this mini-series has an interesting premise and beautiful art, it's not the best-executed, with characterization problems plaguing it throughout.

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9.9
Death or Glory #1

Apr 16, 2018

DEATH OR GLORY #1 has a gripping plot, and strong characters. The art is very vintage looking. The coloring adds to the excitement of the comic. A must read!

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9.6
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #7

May 29, 2018

HACK/SLASH RESURRECTION #7 is an exciting issue with a plot full of surprises and charcters that make the comic worth reading. The art matches the dynamic nature of the characters, and the coloring sets the mood of the issue.

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9.2
Hunt For Wolverine: Claws Of A Killer #1

May 17, 2018

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE THE CLAWS OF A KILLER #1 has an action packed and gripping story from Mariko Takami, and the art and coloring by Butch Guice and Dan Brown help convey the tone. Though the characterization falls a little flat, it's overall a great start to a story arc.

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9.8
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #2

Apr 4, 2018

LABYRINTH: CORONATION #2 brings a lot to the table. Foreshadowing makes readers want to see what's next, and the dialogue of one goblin leaves readers with a new take on all of them. Illustrious detail makes the goblins grotesque and the humans appealing. The vibrancy of the color palette catches the reader's eye. In the end, it's worth your read.

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9.8
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #4

Jun 1, 2018

LABYRINTH: CORONATION #4 is a strong addition to the series. The dialogue tells readers about the characters as well as furthers the plot. The detail in the art reflects the detail of the labyrinth itself, and the coloring sets the mood for the comic.

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9.9
Moonstruck #6

May 29, 2018

MOONSTRUCK #6 is a great continuation to the series! The plot builds up the world the characters live in as well as the characters themselves. The art features telling character designs and fitting coloring. MOONSTRUCK #6 is definitely worth it!

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9.1
Ms. Marvel (2015) #27

Feb 15, 2018

The danger and action really come to life in this issue. The use of art creates excitement and suspense for the reader. The characterization makes us really root for these characters and worry for their safety.

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9.8
Ms. Marvel (2015) #28

Mar 21, 2018

Wilson gives us a Ms. Marvel full of humanity, through encouragement from Naftali. Nico Leon and Ian Herring work together to give us a very serious issue, without losing MS MARVEL's sense of humor.

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9.8
Ms. Marvel (2015) #29

Apr 18, 2018

MS MARVEL #29 showcases the narration as furthering the plot, and the dialogue as fleshing out characters. The illustration has very clean and intentional detail. The coloring grounds the reader through the down to earth feeling it creates. Overall it's a strong addition to the series.

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9.5
Ms. Marvel (2015) #30

May 31, 2018

MS. MARVEL #30 shows order amongst chaos with parallels drawn in the plot and the disorder used to reveal more about characters. The art tells us a lot about characters as well, with coloring that helps to set the tone for the issue.

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9.0
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - DJ #1

Feb 5, 2018

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI DJ: MOST WANTED #1 is a captivating look at Canto Bight and the codebreaker from the Last Jedi film. An immersive experience awaits with adventure and aliens. The art and writing will leave you wanting more!

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9.1
Tales of Suspense #101

Feb 1, 2018

The writing is insightful enough to help us learn about the characters. The art is diverse in appearance and entertaining. TALES OF SUSPENSE #101 is definitely worth reading.

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9.5
Tales of Suspense #102

Feb 21, 2018

TALES OF SUSPENSE #102 is a thrill ride. The plot points are exciting and lie in the little details. The details also create excellent space for characterization. The illustrations bring the characters to life, and the coloring pulls the reader in.

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9.9
Tales of Suspense #103

Mar 21, 2018

Black Widow's return allows for a whole new plot to develop with her intelligence on full display. In addition, the illustrations create a sense of realism while the use of gradient in the coloring is eerie and evokes unease from the reader. Overall, this is a great read.

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9.3
Tales of Suspense #104

Apr 18, 2018

TALES OF SUSPENSE #104 is action-packed and chaotic, and it works. The writing embodies the action and chaos, as does the illustration. The coloring presents the serious tone of the comic.

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9.3
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #29

Feb 16, 2018

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #29 is full of action! With the Silver Surfer fight and a galactic armada showing up, it's one thing after another. The plot conveys plenty of action and emotion, the characters come to life through relatable dialogue and the strength of their friendships, and the art brings the perfect amount of detail.

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9.3
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #29

Feb 16, 2018

SQUIRREL GIRL #29 is full of action! With the Silver Surfer fight and a galactic armada showing up, it's one thing after another. The plot conveys plenty of action and emotion, the characters come to life through relatable dialogue and the strength of their friendships, and the art brings the perfect amount of detail.

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9.8
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #30

Mar 18, 2018

SQUIRREL GIRL #30 is full of action, and we get to learn more about who Squirrel Girl and Nancy are as people. The illustration uses detail to emphasize key points of the comic, and the coloring is striking to look at. Overall this issue is definitely worth the read!

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9.9
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #31

Apr 11, 2018

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #31 presents a pressing conflict that still allows for a heartwarming story with touching characterization. The art adds so much to the believability and overall quality of the issue.

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9.8
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #32

May 11, 2018

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #32 is a comic full of fun times with good friends! Ryan North gives us a better look at Doreen Green. Derek Charm and Rico Renzi create a fun and simplistic tone for the issue. This comic is a great addition to the series!

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9.8
Tinseltown #1

Apr 13, 2018

The dialogue in TINSEL TOWN #1 does a lot of work both for plot and characterization. The illustrations and coloring go to add on to the characterization of the comic. TINSEL TOWN #1 is a must read!

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