Rebecca Gault's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics Bookcase Reviews: 17
8.4Avg. Review Rating

9
Carnage (2022) #1

Mar 16, 2022

A strong first issue setting up the type of murder mystery that would find its home in the shelves of horror greats with sharp narrative instincts and arresting but terrifying art to boot.

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8
Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #2

Feb 2, 2022

Armed with one of the definitive writers of these characters, Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #2 is sharply focused on what it means for Elektra to confront the demons of her past, while reckoning with the status quo of the present.

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8
Devil's Reign (2021) #4

Feb 9, 2022

A slow first half in Devils Reign #4 builds to a significant second half, one that sets up a lot of falling dominoes; the ripple of which may be felt throughout the Marvel Universe.

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9
Devil's Reign (2021): Winter Soldier #1

Jan 26, 2022

Less plot driven than the rest of the Devils Reign event, Devils Reign: Winter Soldier #1 offers an introspective, character focused beat that will compel fans of both Fisk and Bucky.

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7.5
Elektra: Black, White & Blood #3

Mar 23, 2022

Style over substance isnt necessarily a bad thing here, in an issue that offers up plenty of excellent content for fans of Elektra herself.

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8.5
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Thunderbird #1

May 4, 2022

A thoughtful issue concerned with themes of legacy and identity while still forging a new path for this character, all backed by Indigenous creators and strong new design choices.

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9.5
Immortal X-Men (2022) #1

Mar 30, 2022

An excellent first issue of the newest X book, bolstered by Gillens whip-smart and darkly humorous writing. No ones sinister secrets can be safe in this place.

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8.5
Iron Fist (2022) #1

Feb 16, 2022

Iron Fist #1 is strong opening issue that creates a version of the character that may read as more palatable to many readers, complete with stunning art and a strong authorial voice.

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9
Knights of X (2022) #1

Apr 27, 2022

A strong opening with a distinct visual identity and powerful allusions to fantasy history throughout that indicates a wonderfully fantastical arc to follow these knights through.

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6.5
Legion of X (2022) #1

May 25, 2022

Legion of X #1 is a first issue that could potentially be a start to a good, intriguing series but weighed down by some tone issues that may sit oddly with fans.

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8
Marauders Annual #1

Jan 26, 2022

A fast-paced, slick introduction to this new dynamic for the Marauders team that can occasionally feel like it has too many parts to move into place in one issue.

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7
Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #1

May 11, 2022

Moon Knight - Black, White, and Blood #1 delivers a complex trio of stories that might not land for everyone but still offer a great spread of tales about Moon Knight, spanning multiple genres and different art styles.

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9.5
Sabretooth (2022) #1

Feb 2, 2022

Sabretooth #1 is an introspective look at Victor Creeds psyche that tees up some of the most difficult questions posed by the new nation state of Krakoa, all handled deftly by a very talented writer.

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7.5
Secret X-Men (2022) #1

Feb 9, 2022

Secret X-Men #1 is a fun adventure issue elevated by sharp witticisms from Howard, albeit one struggling to balance such a large team.

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8.5
Strange (2022) #1

Mar 2, 2022

A strong first outing for Clea as Sorcerer Supreme that focuses in on her characterization, using the sharp lens of her flaws as a mode of storytelling, all masterfully written out by MacKay and illustrated in a way that shows distinct concern with the arcane.

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8.5
X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #4

Mar 9, 2022

A deft weaving of three time periods that allows writer Benjamin Percy and his collaborators to set up some great character work for Logan, all underscored by some beautiful art.

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9.5
X-Men: Red (2022) #1

Apr 6, 2022

A strong first outing for X-Men Red, establishing a lot of world building concerns that Ewing and his collaborators are well-placed to follow up on along with an excellent reveal at the end that will leave readers excited for more. 

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