Rowan Grover's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics Reviews: 46
7.9Avg. Review Rating

7.3
Alien Bounty Hunter #1

Jul 28, 2017

"Alien Bounty Hunter" #1 can be hampered by unfortunate plot decisions, but is ultimately a visually beautiful debut.

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9.1
Aquaman (2016) #25

Jun 22, 2017

Pun intended, "Aquaman" #25 blew me out of the water. Abnett has upped his game to match the masterful Sejic, and both have delivered a great fantasy/superhero comic.

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9.2
Astro City (2013) #41

Feb 27, 2017

"Astro City" is as consistently innovative as it's been since the beginning, and the Busiek/Anderson team show no signs of slowing down.

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6.8
Bane: Conquest #1

May 5, 2017

Bane's back to his old ways, with an entertaining solo debut that needs to work through a few issues.

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7.5
Batman '66 Meets The Legion Of Super-Heroes #1

Jul 20, 2017

The Legion of Superheroes get a campy style makeover in this crossover by the always excellent Allred family.

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6.8
Batman: The Murder Machine #1

Sep 29, 2017

Computers go rogue in this interesting yet strangely executed spin-off, with some seriously beautiful art to elevate the book just above average.

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8.8
Beautiful Canvas #1

Jun 29, 2017

A complex, layered first issue, "Beautiful Canvas" will have you scouring it's beautifully drawn pages over and over.

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9.0
Black Cloud #3

Jun 15, 2017

"Black Cloud" #3 escalates to a new level with this issue, as every contributor gets to show off their talents in a brilliantly told origin issue.

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8.0
Black Widow (2016) #12

Mar 31, 2017

Samnee and Waid bring Natasha's latest adventure to a close with incredible panache. This "Black Widow" series will assuredly be remembered fondly for years.

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6.3
Blood Blister #1

Feb 3, 2017

An intriguing premise with some generic delivery that is saved by Harris' gruesome artwork.

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9.4
Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1

May 11, 2017

Final Verdict: 9.4 " Forager may be an outcast of the New Gods, but with the Allred's helming his book, he's sure to be no stranger to the high tier books at DC and Young Animal.

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8.2
Cloudia & Rex #2

Aug 17, 2017

A great middle act, Farinas, Freitas and Irizarri flesh out characters while delivering dynamic, cosmic-level god-brawling action. Stay tuned to see how this excellent series wraps up.

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6.8
Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1

Oct 20, 2017

Logan and Wade come clashing sword to claw in this adequate yet comedic debut crossover issue.

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7.2
Descender #18

Jan 23, 2017

A great return to form of the sci-fi hit that still has some bumps but delivers slick designs and great plotting.

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5.9
Dread Gods #1

Jul 14, 2017

Fans of 90s style comics will get a kick out of this, but Dread Gods #1 does little to impress beyond that factor.

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6.8
Elektra (2017) #1

Feb 24, 2017

"Elektra" #1 falls into stereotypes a little too often to be remarkable, but remains a solid debut for the fan favourite character's new series.

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9.2
Eternity #1

Oct 26, 2017

"Eternity" #1 is not only a great continuation of an excellent series, but a perfect jumping on point and wonderful psychedelic exploration that's beautifully human at its core.

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9.2
Eugenic #1

Oct 5, 2017

"Eugenic" #1 is one of the most shocking and mind-expanding sci-fi horror comics I've read in a long time.

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8.9
Extremity #1

Mar 3, 2017

octane debut that thrusts us right into Johnsons world Extremity is as beautiful to read as it is visceral.

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7.2
Fighting American (2017) #1

Oct 13, 2017

"Fighting American" #1 is a both a great homage and parody of the comics of old, whilst also dishing up an intriguing time-displaced hero plotline to keep you interested.

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8.4
Forever War #1

Feb 17, 2017

A classic reinterpretation of a brilliant sci-fi novel that still feels fresher than most comics on the market today.

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6.9
Future Quest #9

Jan 30, 2017

"Future Quest #9" might be the best this series has been since the debut, but a few issues prevent this from reclaiming its crown as the best of the Hanna-Barbera books.

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8.1
G.I. Joe (2016) #4

Apr 21, 2017

A sublime action experience that although is light on character work, takes full advantage of its source material with balls-to-the-wall fun.

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8.5
Generation Gone #2

Aug 24, 2017

Kot's "Generation Gone" feels like conspiracy theories done right " great characters, interesting conflicts and ideas, all with stellar art from the one-two punch of Andr Lima Arajo and Chris O'Halloran.

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7.3
Generation X (2017) #1

May 19, 2017

"Generation X" serves well at demonstrating Marvel's conscious effort to revitalise a beloved property, with Strain, Pinna, Sobreiro and co delivering an infectiously fun debut.

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7.8
Godshaper #1

Apr 13, 2017

"Godshaper" is a solid debut that introduces us to a vast alternate world with great art and visual storytelling.

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9.4
Head Lopper #5

Mar 16, 2017

With Jordie Bellaire in tow, MacLean once again proves his mastery of the comic book format. "Head Lopper" #5 is an incredibly engaging, moving and fun story that throws us back into Norgal and Agatha's adventures.

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8.0
Inhumans: Once And Future Kings #1

Aug 11, 2017

Inhumans: Once and Future King" is a beautiful start to what looks like an epic chapter in the Inhumans' history. Priest brings his best on his return to Marvel, and Noto provides some sublime artwork.

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8.5
Kamandi Challenge #1

Jan 27, 2017

The creative challenge is brilliantly enticing to ensure readers return, and the whole package serves as a solid homage to one of comics most influential storytellers.

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8.8
Lazaretto #1

Sep 8, 2017

Infection/quarantine stories have never looked as good as they have in Chapman, Levang and Bidikar's "Lazaretto" #1.

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7.1
Little Nightmares #1

Jun 2, 2017

Fans of the game will get the most out of this, but "Little Nightmares" works well as a nice visual piece, regardless of how confusing it can be.

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7.6
Man-Thing (2017) #1

Mar 9, 2017

Man-Thing #1 is filled with unique scares that's only held back by dated narration.

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8.5
Mirror #8

Sep 22, 2017

"Mirror" #8 is entrenched in its well-crafted world " presenting a new story that feels like a natural progression from everything Rios and Lim have given us so far in this visual treat of a book.

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7.8
Motor Crush #3

Feb 13, 2017

Motor Crush continues its vibrant first arc with solid character debuts, immersive bike action and moving quieter scenes.

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9.0
Realm #1

Sep 15, 2017

An inventive genre mix-mash that feels genuinely well-thought out, "The Realm" is a stylish debut issue that thrusts you head-first into its gritty, yet fantastical world.

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7.4
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) Annual #1

Sep 1, 2017

A touching reunion and some great action-oriented artwork make this Annual one to remember.

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7.2
Rom Annual #2017

Feb 9, 2017

A solid origin story with vibrant art and expansive world building, but feels a little too familiar at times.

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7.2
Seven to Eternity #7

Jul 7, 2017

Harren brings his uncontrollable style to Remender's grand fantasy tale, delivering a chapter that's exciting and deliciously grimy.

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8.5
Shade, the Changing Girl #5

Feb 6, 2017

Arguably the best of the Young Animal line up, Castellucci and co. bring their opening storyline to a soaring climax.

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7.8
Shipwreck #3

Jan 16, 2017

An engaging chapter in a series that looks to be another win for Aftershock Comics.

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7.6
Steven Universe (2017) #2

Mar 23, 2017

A great standalone story highlighting some of the show's overlooked characters, "Steven Universe" #2 is a simple story with a lot of heart.

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6.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #67

Feb 20, 2017

A generally good, quieter issue with fun artwork, which is unfortunately a little uneventful and some odd slips in tone.

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8.7
Turok (2017) #1

Aug 3, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.7 " The Dinosaur Hunter makes his latest debut in sleek style, providing a great jumping on point for new readers and breathing new life into an old franchise.

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8.2
Ultimates 2 (2016) #6

Apr 28, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.2 " The best Marvel Cosmic comic in years comes to a huge climax as Ewing, Foreman and Yackey bring out the big guns.

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8.1
Venom (2016) #150

May 25, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.1 " An exhilaratingly excellent celebration of everything Venom, this is a great return to form for the character.

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8.2
Youngblood (2017) #2

Jun 8, 2017

"Youngblood" is moving in a great direction, one that should intrigue old fans and equally entice newer fans.

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