Robert Zadotti's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: The Brazen Bull Reviews: 22
8.3Avg. Review Rating

7.5
Action Comics (2016) #1003

Sep 26, 2018

This new issue is a slow-paced moment in a continually strong showing for Bendis' new run, but this makes me hope the story will gain some real traction as time goes on.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1004

Oct 24, 2018

Bendis' overarching plot in Action Comics isn't grabbing anyone just yet, but conversely toSuperman issues, the deep character moments in this title are what make it a delight to read.

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8.0
Atomic Robo: The Dawn of a New Era #1

Jan 8, 2019

Atomic Robo's first entry into a new series will be an enjoyable step forward for fans and anyone craving more from the character, but the more laidback tone and lack of explanation might alienate new fans. Regardless, it's a strong start to a new era for the eponymous automaton, and longtime followers will want to be along for the ride.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #1

Nov 13, 2018

Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #1 seems like it's still finding its feet and the kind of story it wants to tell, but hopefully it'll shape up over the course of its run to become the marriage of 2010's character study and 90's violence that it so wants to be.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #2

Dec 18, 2018

Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #2 delivers more action, science, and mystery, but still needs to flesh out its foundations in order to pull more readers in and expand upon its strong roots.

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7.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Superman/Top Cat #1

Oct 31, 2018

This crossover is funny and sharp, but the fact that it just seems like two unfitting characters mushed together makes it not as funny as it perhaps could have been. Regardless, it's a Hanna-Barbera Crossover so it's not going to be judged too harshly, and is a fine entry into this series of one shot issues.

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8.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1

Oct 31, 2018

The art and coloring are great, the writing snappy and funny, and this issue surprisingly tells a very meaningful story despite the absurdity in the premise. If you're a Nightwing fan, pick up this issue. But just be ready for what comes with the territory of modernized cartoon gorillas in a murder mystery.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #36

Oct 3, 2018

This new Deathstroke story arc has a lot to offer, with fascinating character moments and an intriguing premise. With great writing thus far, it's exciting to wonder where the series will go, as long as it remembers to focus on its title character.

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9.2
Doomsday Clock #7

Sep 26, 2018

Doomsday Comics #7 serves as the dynamic transition into the second half of the series that it needed, marrying startling revelations and quiet, important character moments. It will continue to grip established fans of the series and draw back in anyone who feared the tension had yet to truly kick in.

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9.0
Doomsday Clock #8

Dec 5, 2018

Doomsday Comics #8 is another strong entry in this series, taking it down a notch from the varied ensembles of past issues to focus on the Man of Steel's struggle to understand all the angles and factors at play in the series. It's exciting to see the plot move forward, and as always, the book leaves us wanting even more.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #56

Oct 10, 2018

Flash #56 is a slower take on DC's fastest, serving not only to develop this week's villain but also overlooked aspects of its title character. Filled with enjoyable side characters and enticing prospects for the future.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #57

Oct 24, 2018

The Flash continues to be light and fast-paced storytelling, as it should be, but an underwhelming conclusion to the current story arc disappoints, while leaving some excitement for the upcoming Force Quest storyline.

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7.8
Nightwing (2016) #50

Oct 3, 2018

Percy and Moore take the reins on a brand-new arc for Dick Grayson which has compelling moments but will need to stay strong throughout the 4-part series in order to stand out from its "been-done" premise.

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9.0
Nightwing (2016) #51

Oct 17, 2018

Nightwing #51 continues the most recent upset in Dick Grayson's life with quiet reflection and character moments that allow the shock from last issue to settle and ruminate into what might become the most memorable Nightwing story in recent memory.

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8.8
Nightwing (2016) #53

Nov 21, 2018

Nightwing #53 takes great strides forward to continue building its storyline and bold new direction for the title character. We're all eager to see how Dick Grayson's story develops and this series no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #55

Dec 19, 2018

Nightwing #55 is sure to delight followers of this storyline by finally kicking things into high gear. The series continues to solidify this direction for the character in an exciting and thrilling way.

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7.0
Nightwing (2016) #56

Jan 9, 2019

Nightwing #56 closes out theKnight Terrors storyline with a suitable boom, just not a bang. Still, the new prospect of a Nightwing team is exciting, and it's always great to see DC commit to a new status quo for an iconic character.

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9.0
Outer Darkness #1

Nov 6, 2018

Outer Darkness #1 is a strong start to a series with a lot of promise. It doesn't look like its breaking all the rules just yet, but with all the subtle references of things to come, there's not telling where it'll go. You should be along for the ride.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #26

Jan 16, 2019

Overall, this is a great issue with plenty of promising set-up for the storyline ahead. However, hopefully subsequent issues will have more action from the titular Kryptonian and less of her imprisoned.

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8.5
Superman (2018) #4

Oct 10, 2018

This issue of Superman is action-packed and filled with excitement, but some long-term Superman fans may still need convincing to become fans of this new era for the character.

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8.5
Superman (2018) #5

Nov 14, 2018

Superman #5 Keeps the action going with the great execution of making Zod the highlight of this issue, which should leave fans of the series excited to where it goes next.

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9.0
Superman (2018) #7

Jan 16, 2019

This first part of Jonathan Kent's story is a strong start to a new arc for the Man of Steel and his family, serving not only to expand the storyline but also to define a successor to Superman in his son even further than before.

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