Richard Morris's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: The Source by SuperHeroStuff Reviews: 19
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5.0
Daredevil (2015) Annual #1

Aug 17, 2016

Much like the former storyline, Melvin Potter is a character who has been absent for years. His last appearance was in the shocking murder-mystery, Daredevil: End of Days from 2013. Even worse, Potter's last appearance as Gladiator was in 2007's Daredevil #99, but suddenly, without any sort explanation, he is back as Gladiator! Once again, readers can only hope this story will play a part in Soule's main Daredevil series, but until it does, the entire annual issue seemed misplaced.

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6.0
Jessica Jones #1

Oct 6, 2016

Jessica Jones is clearly still Jessica Jones, but it feels as though she and the story have lost some edge. While this may have happened when she became a parent, without that edge this series will never truly capture the essence of Alias. But maybe, just maybe, it does not need to. Time will tell as the series goes on, but The Source has our fingers crossed for more moments like the rooftop scene with Spider-Woman; Jessica Jones is distinctly Jessica Jones when calling a revered superhero, "bitchcakes."

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9.0
Moon Knight (2016) #1

Apr 18, 2016

This writer cannot wait to pick up the next addition to the newest, psychological series and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Moon Knight #2, but in the meantime, be sure to pick up your own copy of the mesmerizing Moon Knight #1.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #2

May 9, 2016

Either way, Moon Knight #2 is nothing short of a successful addition to the story, even without offering any definitive answers. The reader sees Marcs story and situation furthered in a pleasing way. Artist Greg Smallwood guides the readers eyes and takes enough care tovaryhis style for different situations. Best of all, Marc appears to be on the rise, ready to suit up as the protector of nighttime travelers, the one and only Moon Knight.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #3

Jun 7, 2016

In review, the story is working at multiple levels. The reader sees firsthand how Jeff Lemire plays on the concept of Marc's sanity or insanity, possibly giving us an answer for the first time with Khonshu's cameo. At the same time, the escape unfolds successfully despite the multiple obstacles and the lossof Crawley. Thankfully, the reader also sees how Lemire foreshadows his story and answers that glimpse of the future, which reassures us that any of our questions surrounding the series should be answered in the next two issues. For now,Moon Knight #3 is another great accomplishment in the series, drawn and colored beautifully by Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #4

Jul 14, 2016

Be sure to catch past and future reviews of Moon Knight and all of your other favorite comics, movies, and TV shows here at The Source!

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9.0
Moon Knight (2016) #5

Aug 11, 2016

Despite some of the slow moments in the last five issues, the "Welcome to New Egypt" storyline has been a fantastic way to kick off a new Moon Knight series. Like never before, Jeff Lemire has made the audience feel just as confused and conflicted as Marc Spector. Additionally, Greg Smallwood and Jordan Bellaire have kept the series visually intriguing, especially in this last issue with the addition of other artists and colorists.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #6

Sep 13, 2016

All in all, the series has not failed to keep interest. Readers are constantly challenged to think of how each part of the story intertwines and to look for the bigger picture.

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4.0
Moon Knight (2016) #7

Oct 15, 2016

The series was going well -- and may still go well -- but this issue was a dud.

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9.0
Moon Knight (2016) #8

Nov 10, 2016

Full of fantastic styles, drama, and an amazing cliffhanger!

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #9

Dec 21, 2016

Moon Knight has almost always been a character associated with psychological issues and story elements, and Jeff Lemire found a way to bring that to a climax here in Moon Knight #9 (along with the incredible art by an extremely talented team).

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6.0
Moon Knight (2016) #10

Jan 17, 2017

As if things could not get any stranger, Jeff Lemire always finds a way. Each issue of his current run on Moon Knight has gone deeper and deeper into Moon Knight's character: what makes him who he is and why. Although the events have been largely shrouded in mystery, fans of the character should definitely be picking up this book to learn more about the man behind the white mask. While most writers have always played on Moon Knight's various personalities, Lemire has gone above and beyond, forcing Marc Spector to dive deeper, literally and figuratively.

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6.0
Moon Knight (2016) #11

Feb 17, 2017

Overall, Moon Knight #11 sets up an epic battle with Khonshu, but, just like the last 10 issues, that's all it really does.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #12

Mar 8, 2017

To be frank, Jeff Lemire has a slow-paced writing style, which can be irritating yet rewarding. In the case of Moon Knight #12, it's rewarding. His stories are at their best when elements and characters from past issues return, but to do things like that, he has to pace the issues just right. Usually, he does a great job, but there can be times when the build seems redundant and goes on FOREVER. Fortunately, Lemire was on top of things this month, bringing back Marc's alternate personalities for a rescue and even sneaking in an appearance from Bushman. Hopefully, with Bushman's addition to the series, the next two parts of the "Death and Birth" story-arc will feature a clash between rivals in both the past and present, setting Marc up for his inevitable showdown with Khonshu.

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5.0
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #2

Mar 21, 2016

Overall, the second book in the seriesseems to be a filler. While the team behind the series hasshined in some aspects, such as the comedic outside perspectives, they have left some much needed character development and plot behind. I suspect this will all change as the series goes on, but for now, if you love seeing something amusing and a little unorthodox, check out Power Man and Iron Fist #2.

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7.0
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #4

May 23, 2016

So is it worth reading? Yes, but only if you are willing to read the “iffy” issues that come before it. In the end, it's hard not to appreciate the things writer David Walker does well. His bits of humor and use of irony, as stated before, are fantastic, yet his story structure could use a little work. Despite this, Walker is off to a solid start in what is sure to become a good series for both Power Man and Iron Fist.

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7.0
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #3

May 3, 2016

For the third time in a row, Bemis' humor is fantastic; every other page pokes fun at popular culture or even comic book culture, keeping the reader entertained. However, after reading three issues of this series, this writer is thankful Worst X-Man Ever is only a mini-series. While the plot is still able to keep the reader interested enough to pick up next month's copy, it is repetitive. We, as readers, are catching on to Bemis' tricks. We see Bailey's emotional state go up and down. We know that when he is happy something terrible is going to happen, and we know that when he is down the brotherhood will try to tempt him. My only hope is that Bemis will break his own conventions in the next two issues before concluding the series. Overall, it's worth reading for the humor and for Bailey as a character, yet the plot is in need of repair.

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8.0
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #4

May 27, 2016

Be sure to pick up X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #4, on sale now, and don't forget to check back in with The Source next month for our final review of Worst X-Man Everin X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #5.

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9.0
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #5

Jul 6, 2016

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