Reed Hinckley-Barnes's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 66
7.3Avg. Review Rating

7.0
Action Comics (2016) #1001

Jul 30, 2018

"Action Comics" #1001 is a fun superhero story that captures the character of Superman.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #1

Jul 13, 2018

Despite some flaws in the script, Spencer and Ottley's "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 is an exciting start to a new era of Spider-Man.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #13

Nov 27, 2017

The new creative team bring a fun energy to '8 Years Later' and though not much happens in this first issue, the character dynamics seem interesting enough to hope that in future issues, we can see a little bit more of the family as a whole.

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7.0
Avengers (2018) #1

May 4, 2018

"Avengers" #1 has a bit of inconsistency trying to figure out what it wants to be, but at it's heart this seems like the start of a great new era.

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6.0
Barbarella (2017) #9

Aug 27, 2018

"Barbarella" #9 is a fun science fiction story that is somewhat lacking in depth.

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6.5
Batman: Sins of the Father #1

Feb 26, 2018

"Batman: Sins of the Father" #1 is a good comic with the caveat that you'll be missing quite a bit without having played the games it's attached to.

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5.0
Betrothed #1

Mar 16, 2018

"Betrothed" #1 ends up a jumble of influences, never managing to rise to the example set by the stories it is influenced by.

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6.0
Black Badge #1

Aug 9, 2018

While the water color style artwork is beautiful, the plot of "Black Badge" #1 has too many holes and not enough character work to fill them.

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6.0
Black Cloud #8

Apr 9, 2018

While the art of "Black Cloud" #8 is magical, it's story continues to be confusing and difficult.

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9.5
Black Panther (2018) #1

May 25, 2018

"Black Panther" #1 lives up to the promise of a new volume, taking the series in an exciting and completely different direction.

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8.0
Bonehead #2

Feb 5, 2018

"Bonehead" #2 takes the time to explain its world, but not at the expense of it's fun action sequences.

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7.0
Brilliant Trash #6

Jun 4, 2018

"Brilliant Trash" #6 is a small, character focused series of vignettes that works well as a both an ending and a beginning.

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7.0
Brother Nash #1

Jun 11, 2018

"Brother Nash" #1 is a bit uneven, but in the parts where it works, it's a well-done book.

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7.0
Bully Wars #1

Sep 6, 2018

"Bully Wars" is a lot of fun, and worth checking out for younger audiences.

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9.0
Captain America (2018) #1

Jul 6, 2018

"Captain America" #1 explores the character's "Secret Empire" status quo to great effect, asking important questions about who Steve Rogers is and what he stands for.

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7.5
Captain America (2018) #2

Aug 6, 2018

"Captain America" #2 is a strong continuation of the series, but doesn't pack quite as much of a punch as the first issue.

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8.5
Dark Ark #6

May 7, 2018

"Dark Ark" #6 gives some insight into the backstory of its main character, keeping the series interesting and moving it forward.

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8.7
Dark Nights: Metal #6

Mar 29, 2018

"Dark Nights: Metal" #6 is an insane finale to a crazy series, and an absolute blast to read.

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9.0
Days of Hate #6

Jun 21, 2018

"Days of Hate" #6 shows once again why this series is one of the most compelling books being sold today.

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6.0
Deadlife #1

Jul 19, 2018

Final Verdict: 6.0 " Pacing issues and some strange story choices make "Dead Life" #1 a bit of a rough first issue.

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5.0
Death of Love #1

Feb 19, 2018

While the artwork is well done, "Death of Love" #1 has far too many its jokes fall flat.

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7.7
Doctor Strange (2015) #382

Dec 11, 2017

A fun continuation of 'Loki: Sorcerer Supreme' even if it feels like this arc might end up being a bit fleeting.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #385

Feb 16, 2018

A fun conclusion to the 'Loki: Sorcerer Supreme' arc, and a good set up for the series as it goes forward.

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6.0
Elsewhere #6

Apr 5, 2018

When it embraces what it is, "Elsewhere" #6 is a fun, if somewhat light adventure. But when it tries for genuine emotion, the story falls flat.

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8.0
Euthanauts #2

Sep 3, 2018

"Euthanauts" #2 achieves the promise of the first issue, and if you were on the fence, is definitely worth continuing.

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6.0
Falcon (2017) #3

Dec 18, 2017

The best parts of "Falcon" are being shoved aside in service of a standard super hero story.

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8.5
Farmhand #4

Oct 11, 2018

Rob Guillory continues to create an exciting, character focused series with "Farmhand" #4.

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4.5
Giantkillers #0

Dec 4, 2017

Too many clichs and not enough answers to recommend this to anyone other than die hard sword and sorcery fans.

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9.0
Giants #2

Jan 5, 2018

A great continuation of a fun debut

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5.5
Hungry Ghosts #3

Apr 2, 2018

"Hungry Ghosts" #3 has good visuals, but it's stories aren't able to follow through on their promise.

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7.0
Iceman (2017) #10

Feb 12, 2018

This issue does a good job of wrapping up story lines, and starting to bring this too short series to a close.

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9.5
Justice League (2018) #1

Jun 7, 2018

"Justice League" #1 is a fantastic first issue and great start to what looks like it might be the next great super hero epic.

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6.5
Justice League: Odyssey #1

Sep 28, 2018

"Justice League Odyssey" #1 never quite comes together, an idea and team that is much more exciting than its execution.

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6.5
Legion (2018) #1

Jan 26, 2018

Final Verdict: 6.5 " "Legion" #1 is a well made book, and a good introduction to the character, but is missing some of the weirdness one might want out of the title.

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7.5
Made Men #5

Jan 19, 2018

Final Verdict: 7.5 " While the story is still a bit shallow, the plot and characters are fun enough, and the art beautiful enough, that "Made Men" #5 is still worth reading.

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7.0
Mech Cadet Yu #12

Sep 14, 2018

In its final issue, "Mech Cadet Yu" doesn't quite stick the landing but is still able to provide a very enjoyable ride.

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7.9
Nightwing (2016) #36

Jan 8, 2018

While the new cast of characters is interesting, "Nightwing" #36 still leaves a few too many questions.

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5.5
Nightwing (2016) #43

Apr 23, 2018

"Nightwing" #43 isn't bad, it's just kind of boring.

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8.5
Oblivion Song #1

Mar 8, 2018

Final Verdict: 8.5 " "Oblivion Song" #1 is an exciting debut. An issue full of action, while still dealing with some heavy, personal topics.

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7.0
Old Man Hawkeye #1

Jan 12, 2018

While "Old Man Hawkeye" #1 captures the environment of the original series, as a prequel it still has a lot to do to prove it is a story worth telling.

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7.8
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #299

Jan 22, 2018

"Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man" #299 spends most of its time setting up for the next issue, but is a very good time nonetheless.

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5.5
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300

Mar 2, 2018

Man #300 is a disappointing anniversary issue, missing a lot of what has made the book work in this run.

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5.7
PumpkinHead #1

Feb 22, 2018

"Pumpkinhead" #1 doesn't do enough to pull in readers, and the artwork ends up being a bit too inconsistent.

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8.5
Runaways (2017) #7

Mar 23, 2018

With character interactions front and center, "Runaways" #7 feels like hanging out with old friends in the best way possible.

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7.5
Shadow Roads #1

Jun 28, 2018

"Shadow Roads" #1 combines supernatural westerns with an exploration of race in this fun debut issue.

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7.5
Skyward (2018) #3

Jun 25, 2018

"Skyward" continues to be a thrilling series, though the characters seem a bit underdeveloped.

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6.5
Submerged #1

Jul 9, 2018

"Submerged" #1 is a fun debut that draws the reader in, despite some hiccups in the sequential story telling.

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4.0
SuperMansion #2

May 14, 2018

While the art is enjoyable, "SuperMansion" #2 relies on outdated stereotypes for jokes that don't land.

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8.7
Survival Fetish #1

Apr 19, 2018

"Survival Fetish" #1 is the exciting, sparse, elegant debut issue.

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6.5
Thanos (2016) Annual #1

Apr 27, 2018

"Thanos Annual" #1 is a mixed bag of short stories, but one that has a couple of great highlights.

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6.5
The Ballad of Sang #5

Jul 23, 2018

While the action in "The Ballad of Sang" #5 is fun, the story ends up falling a little flat.

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6.9
The Beautiful Death #5

Feb 2, 2018

"The Beautiful Death" #5 stumbles a little in its plot, but gorgeous visuals and pacing are able to make up for it.

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4.8
The Beef #1

Mar 5, 2018

"The Beef" #1 is a strange mix of subject matters and tones, and none of it ever quite fits together.

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6.5
The Family Trade #2

Nov 20, 2017

While the art is beautiful, if you go into "The Family Trade" expecting anything other than a light bit of intrigue and adventure, you're bound to be a bit disappointed.

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6.5
The Immortal Men #1

Apr 13, 2018

"The Immortal Men" #1 is a slow start to a series that, after this issue, loses its biggest creative name.

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9.0
The New World #1

Jul 26, 2018

"The New World" #1 features stunning artwork and a world that the reader can become fully immersed in.

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7.8
The Prisoner (2018) #2

May 28, 2018

"The Prisoner" #2 dives into the mind of its main character as the series really gets started.

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9.5
The Seeds #1

Aug 2, 2018

"The Seeds" #1 is dense but rewarding. The artwork by David Aja is fantastic, and as whole this issue is comic book storytelling of the highest caliber.

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8.5
The Spider King #2

Mar 26, 2018

While not as seamlessly pulled from the full graphic novel as the first chapter, "The Spider King" #2 still continues the excellence that was on display in the first issue.

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8.5
Vinegar Teeth #1

Jan 29, 2018

"Vinegar Teeth" #1 is an exciting debut, both funny and disgusting in equal measure.

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9.5
VS #1

Feb 8, 2018

A very exciting first issue from some truly talented creators.

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7.5
VS #4

Jun 1, 2018

"VS" continues to be a beautiful book, but insight into its main character is a little lacking.

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8.0
West Coast Avengers (2018) #1

Aug 23, 2018

"West Coast Avengers" #1 is funny, action packed team book that is definitely worth checking out.

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7.0
What If? (2018): X-Men #1

Oct 5, 2018

"What If? X-Men" is a great idea with a slightly flawed execution.

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8.5
Wild Storm #12

Mar 12, 2018

Halfway through it's series, "The Wild Storm" #12 has a number of its plot lines come to an exciting and explosive head.

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8.5
Wild Storm #17

Sep 21, 2018

"The Wild Storm" #17 is another great chapter in this ever evolving series.

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