Sam Rutzick's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 29
7.6Avg. Review Rating

9
Cable (2020) #2

Jul 29, 2020

A masterfully drawn comic, with a core of really funny humor.

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8
Cable (2020) #3

Aug 18, 2020

Gerry Duggan has written a very entertaining comic book, an emotion-filled and funny comic worth purchasing.

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7
Captain Marvel (2019) #18

Jul 28, 2020

'Captain Marvel' #18 is a good combination of classic superhero space opera, and deeper musings about what Carol's role ought to be.

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7.5
Captain Marvel (2019) #19

Aug 12, 2020

Captain Marvel #19 is worth a purchase by any fan of Carol Danvers. Despite being saddled with a poor premise, Kelly Thompson writes a very good comic.

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4.5
Dark Nights: Death Metal #3

Aug 11, 2020

This is a bad comic. It's a gross, disturbing romp that trades on cheap imitations of better stories.

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6
Empyre: Captain America #1

Jul 28, 2020

Unless you're a completionist, you really have no reason to buy this. It's an underwhelming story in an event that has otherwise been really fun so far. Hopefully, as the story moves beyond its introduction, it will pick up, but I don't see anything of that in this first issue.

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4.5
Empyre: X-Men #2

Aug 6, 2020

No, it isn't good. Don't buy it. Maybe look over your friend's shoulder at the art, but don't buy it.

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8
Excalibur (2019) #11

Aug 20, 2020

Despite unfortunate delays, the book has really good art and a fun story.

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7
Excalibur (2019) #13

Oct 21, 2020

This is not a bad comic by any means; it's just not nearly as good as it could be. This may be the first disappointment in all of X of Swords.

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8
Flash (2016) #760

Aug 25, 2020

The Flash family returns in a book sure to excite the fans of the Wally West era.

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8.5
Green Lantern: Earth One #2

Aug 11, 2020

Bechko, Hardman and Boyd write one of the best Green Lantern stories in years.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #4

Jul 20, 2020

A thrilling next step in the adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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7.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #5

Aug 6, 2020

Wow, is this good or what? Just a fantastic - and fantastically weird - comic from a really good team.

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9
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #7

Oct 21, 2020

Guardians of the Galaxy #7 is not just good, it's great. Every issue of Ewing's Guardians is better than the one before.

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7.5
Hawkman (2018) #24

Jun 21, 2020

While perhaps better to wait for the trade, the story is still good, and the character work heartwarming.

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6
Hellions (2020) #2

Jul 22, 2020

In a comic bursting with potential, Wells just can't deliver on those expectations.

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10
Immortal Hulk #34

Jun 29, 2020

Al Ewing and Butch Guice tell the story of the Leader, in the thrilling horror style of the Immortal Hulk.

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9
Immortal Hulk #35

Jul 15, 2020

These comics only improve with every issue, and it's hard to find flaws in The Immortal Hulk #35.

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10
Immortal Hulk #38

Oct 14, 2020

It's fantastic. Full stop.

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8
Joker: Killer Smile: The Smile Killer #1

Jun 23, 2020

Andrea Sorrentino and Jeff Lemire collaborate on a book that is fantastic to look at, but just okay to read.

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6
Justice League: Odyssey #21

Jun 11, 2020

It's just okay. An okay comic, with okay art, that doesn't live up to the potential of the book. Nothing you haven't seen before.

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9.5
Marauders #12

Sep 9, 2020

This is one of the best issues of Marauders so far, and an emotional one that is one of the best Kate Pryde stories in recent memory.

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3
Metal Men (2019) #10

Sep 15, 2020

Don't bother. You can get better stories for four dollars.

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10
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #12

Jul 15, 2020

A near-perfect end for a near-perfect series.

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7
The Terrifics #29

Aug 5, 2020

As Yang brings the series to a close, Michael Holt and the Terrifics go through another adventure that tugs your heartstrings and funny bone in equal measures.

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9
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #8

Jun 15, 2020

Well written, emotionally compelling, and thematically complex, this is a book you won't regret reading.

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7
Wolverine (2020) #6

Oct 7, 2020

Wolverine enters X of Swords with a time-jumping search for the Muramasa Blade.

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7.5
X-Factor (2020) #4

Sep 30, 2020

A solid book, exploring more of Krakoa's culture in the aftermath of the beginning of X of Swords.

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7.5
X-Men (2019) #12

Sep 16, 2020

As we move into the buildup to X of Swords, Hickman and Yu reveal the secret history of Arakko.

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