Rollin Bishop's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 63
7.0Avg. Review Rating

4.0
Age of Conan: Belit #1

Mar 13, 2019

Belit #1 moves at too brisk a pace to set any real stakes, and even those stakes it does set are quickly washed away in order to drive the story forward to... who could say.

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6.0
Age of Conan: Belit #2

Apr 10, 2019

The dialogue and general characterization is good, but the artwork falters when called on to illustrate any sort of action.

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6.0
Age of Conan: Belit #3

May 8, 2019

Belit, both the book and the character, finally finds a purpose in this issue, but it is perhaps too little, too late.

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6.0
Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #1

Mar 6, 2019

Bishop is once again the fish out of water in Prisoner X, and while the entire issue is basically setting up revelations to come, it's genuinely interesting to look into the man's history with the various mutants he comes across.

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6.0
Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #2

Apr 3, 2019

While it doesn't really rise above "fine," it's hard to say a book where multiple versions of Bishop beat the current version senseless is "bad."

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8.0
Assassin Nation #1

Mar 13, 2019

Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson knock it out of the park with Assassin Nation #1.

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10
Assassin Nation #2

Apr 17, 2019

While the debut issue of Assassin Nation had significantly more blood and guts, the smaller core cast of Assassin Nation #2 makes for a better-rounded introduction to the series while still allowing Starks and Henderson the room to be a little gritty here and there.

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10
Assassin Nation #3

May 22, 2019

Go read Assassin Nation, because you owe it to yourself.

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8.0
Assassin Nation #5

Jul 17, 2019

Assassin Nation concludes this week, with a certain finality only possible in books about assassins, but it leaves the door open for more tussles in the future.

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6.0
Birthright #30

Feb 21, 2018

Every turn of the page feels like a new paradigm, and while overall interesting, it's just too much.

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4.0
Birthright #33

Nov 14, 2018

It is a middling issue, suitable only for die-hard fans.

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8.0
Black Bolt #10

Feb 7, 2018

This is more of what's made the book great in the past, but on a low simmer.

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8.0
Black Bolt #11

Mar 7, 2018

Ahmed and Ward deliver a perfectly serviceable penultimate issue in Black Bolt #11 that is hindered only because it is in large part a segue from the reveal of Jailer-as-Blinky to the (apparent) conclusion of the duo's run on the book.

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10
Black Bolt #12

Apr 4, 2018

Now that it's over, it is more than safe to say that Ahmed and Ward's run on Black Bolt defied expectations.

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6.0
Dodge City #1

Mar 7, 2018

Dodge City #1 is a welcome addition to the relatively few books about sports -- even if it is ostensibly about organized dodgeball.

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6.0
Dodge City #2

Apr 11, 2018

The comic continues to feel like a sports manga, and that's high praise.

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8.0
Dodge City #3

May 16, 2018

Integrity, infatuation, and teamwork all shine through in this issue; it's the best to date.

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8.0
Domino (2018) #1

Apr 11, 2018

There's a lot to like here, even if you hate Greg Land, and the mystery at its center is promising. -

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6.0
Domino (2018) #2

May 9, 2018

Though it reads like a segue between intro and whatever comes next, this issue delivers a number of good goofs and visual gags -- along with a nice dose of both Deadpool and Amadeus Cho.

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8.0
Domino (2018) #3

Jun 13, 2018

Only one book made me gasp out loud this week, and it was Domino #3.

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6.0
Domino (2018) #4

Jul 11, 2018

While the script can be a bit clunky, the art remains perfectly attuned to all things Domino. A fine, but not great, comic.

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6.0
Domino (2018) #7

Oct 10, 2018

The art and visual gags remain a highlight, and the next issue promises some fan-favorite characters, but this issue is something of a question mark on its own.

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6.0
Domino (2018) #8

Nov 14, 2018

It's a little rushed, but Domino makes it count

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4.0
Domino (2018) #9

Dec 19, 2018

The entire run of this book has been chaotic, but Domino #9 leans a little too far in to the point of being somewhat incoherent.

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4.0
Domino (2018) #10

Jan 9, 2019

Domino's solo run ends with a confusing mess of a plot mixed with constantly shifting, disappointing art.

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6.0
Domino (2018) Annual #1

Sep 26, 2018

The book might be worth the cover price if only for short, beautiful Cable story.

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8.0
Domino: Hotshots #1

Mar 6, 2019

The initial setting of the stage is a little awkward, but the actual story here has meat on its bones, and I'm genuinely excited to see what happens next.

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4.0
Domino: Hotshots #2

Apr 3, 2019

The momentum of the series debut extinguishes thanks in large part to an overly long battle with Deadpool.

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8.0
Dragon Age: Deception #1

Oct 17, 2018

While the actual plot of this initial issue is a little thin -- two cons try to con each other, then others -- the implications are juicy, and the art is lovely.

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8.0
Dragon Age: Deception #2

Nov 14, 2018

If it continues like this, Deception just might be the best Dragon Age comic to date.

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8.0
Dragon Age: Deception #3

Dec 12, 2018

Now that it's done, Deception has quite clearly benefited from its short run of three issues rather than the previous arc of five.

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6.0
Goosebumps: Download & Die! #1

Mar 28, 2018

The first issue is a little thin, but it sets the stakes well and features interesting characters and art.

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6.0
Goosebumps: Download & Die! #2

Apr 11, 2018

There's not much meat on the bone just yet, but it feels like this issue is building up to a reveal sooner rather than later.

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4.0
Goosebumps: Download & Die! #3

May 16, 2018

If this really is the end of this miniseries, the hodgepodge of references to former Goosebumps titles turned out to just be that: a nostalgic look at previous stories through a modern lens.

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8.0
Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1

Feb 7, 2018

Warlock is a complicated character, and this issue tries (and mostly succeeds) to encapsulate his scattershot history into a single, compressed series of images.

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10
Lazarus: Risen #1

Mar 20, 2019

On this sheer fact alone, it'd likely be enough that Lazarus is back on stands in a new year, full of vim and vigor and ready for intrigue. But when you add to this the fact that the new 44-page spread allows for extended stories, the addition of in-world fiction, and material for the World of Lazarus tabletop game that's seemingly set to come with every issue -- all of which only serves to further enhance an already expansive world -- it's hard to argue that the book isn't currently at its very best.

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6.0
Rogue & Gambit (2018) #2

Feb 7, 2018

The mission itself is little more than an excuse to pair the two together, and it continues to work here -- with more than a few genuine laughs along the way.

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8.0
Rogue & Gambit (2018) #3

Mar 7, 2018

It's also a fine reminder of just how good the two of them can be together, and it helps that the splashes and layouts pop every couple pages.

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8.0
Rogue & Gambit (2018) #4

Apr 4, 2018

Another issue, another heartbreaking examination of the relationship between the two eponymous protagonists.

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10
Rogue & Gambit (2018) #5

May 2, 2018

Some might find the ending a bit saccharine, but as a celebration of these two and all they've been through? It strikes the perfect final chord.

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6.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #1

Apr 4, 2018

It's a fine comic that teases more than it shows, but it works -- at least for now.

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8.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #2

Apr 11, 2018

A solid little book, all told.

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6.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #3

Apr 18, 2018

If the first three issues are setting the stage for what's to come, the play really needs to start soon.

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8.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #4

Apr 25, 2018

Though there's a slight Eggman tease at the end, it's still unclear who exactly is pulling the strings and in what ways, but the action and variety of faces more than make up any slight narrative gripes.

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6.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #5

May 30, 2018

It's a good book striving to be a great book.

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8.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #7

Jul 25, 2018

If you're invested in Sonic at all, you can't miss this issue.

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6.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #10

Oct 31, 2018

It's not a bad book by any stretch, but it's really only building up to a finale.

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10
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #11

Nov 28, 2018

There is a single panel in this comic, of a surprised Knuckles, that made me laugh harder than anything else this year. The rest of the issue is pretty good as well.

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6.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #12

Jan 16, 2019

This issue serves as an epilogue of sorts to the events of last issue, and it does fine in that respect, but it's all epilogue and prologue without the action.

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8.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #13

Feb 6, 2019

A solid book with clear action and interesting character development, all while moving the plot forward without being overly wordy.

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8.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #14

Feb 27, 2019

While Sonic as a book can sometimes feel like its spinning its wheels until the next time Eggman makes a move, #14 allows a number of secondary and tertiary characters to shine without feeling crowded.

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6.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #15

Mar 20, 2019

Much of the groundwork laid previously finally pays off, but the issue stops short of actually engaging with what happens to Sonic courtesy of the "Metal Virus" developed by Eggman.

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10
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #16

May 8, 2019

Regardless of whether you cared about Sonic before, you should now.

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8.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #17

May 22, 2019

The "zombots" story continues in Sonic #17, and it's as good, if not better, than ever.

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6.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #18

Jul 3, 2019

It's fun, and interesting, but so little actually moves forward each issue that it's beginning to outstay its welcome.

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8.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) Annual #2019

May 1, 2019

Any story that largely focuses on Whisper the Wolf is aces in my book.

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8.0
Steven Universe (2017) #13

Feb 28, 2018

The art is a bit loose, but given that all aspects of Steven Universe are a bit loose, it's more than forgivable.

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6.0
Steven Universe (2017) #14

Mar 21, 2018

It's not going to blow you away, but it'll grow on you.

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6.0
Steven Universe (2017) #15

Apr 18, 2018

This issue almost exclusively centers on this conceit, and the various misadventures of the two Gems and Steven are a delight -- if a bit small in scope.

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6.0
Steven Universe (2017) #16

May 16, 2018

It's a fun little book, and more Smoky Quartz is always welcome, but it's an otherwise forgettable entry.

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8.0
Steven Universe (2017) #18

Jul 18, 2018

A good outing, all around.

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8.0
Steven Universe: Harmony #1

Aug 1, 2018

The start of a new miniseries, Steven Universe: Harmony #1 does a good job setting up just where in the canon of the franchise it exists as well as moving forward naturally from there.

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4.0
Xena: Warrior Princess (2019) #1

Apr 17, 2019

It takes a little too long to get started, a little too long to explain things, and while the comic ends on a cliffhanger, it's a somewhat confusing one that doesn't feel particularly earned

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