Steven Martinez's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Sequential Planet Reviews: 81
7.0Avg. Review Rating

6.7
Action Comics (2016) #1004

Oct 24, 2018

Action Comics #1004 puts the spotlight on the relationship between Clark Kent and Lois Lane. The overall story is okay, with nothing too dramatic happening, but the art in this issue really stands out in a good way.

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7.0
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #3

Jul 7, 2018

Mark Waid and Javier Garron give us another fun issue, in a mini-series that's better than the movie tie in that it could have been.

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7.3
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #4

Aug 3, 2018

With a good story and art to match, Ant-Man & The Wasp #4 is another in an incredibly enjoyable mini-series.

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7.7
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #5

Sep 7, 2018

Ant-Man & The Wasp #5 is a satisfying conclusion to a well written, well drawn miniseries.

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6.8
Aquaman (2016) #39

Aug 18, 2018

The story is a little predictable, but the characters make Aquaman #39 a fun installment in DC's latest crossover event.

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5.3
Assassinistas #6

Jul 7, 2018

The final issue of Assassinistas is far from perfect. But if you've been a fan of this series you'll enjoy this final issue.

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7.3
Avengers (2018) #4

Jul 4, 2018

With some funny, if not unusual and short, character moments from the team, Avengers #4 moves the story forward with an interesting narrative and good art.

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7.2
Avengers (2018) #5

Jul 18, 2018

Avengers #5 builds towards the conclusion of this first story, with good writing by Jason Aaron, and great art by Paco Medina & Ed Mcguiness.

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7.2
Avengers (2018) #6

Aug 22, 2018

Avengers #6 feels rushed in some places, but otherwise delivers a solid ending to this first story arc.

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7.2
Avengers (2018) #7

Sep 5, 2018

Avengers #7 breaks from the modern day story to tell the origin of the Ghost Rider. The story is good and self-contained, with great art that fits the story well.

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7.5
Avengers (2018) #8

Sep 20, 2018

Avengers #8 slows down a bit to let us catch our breath between story arcs. The characters interacting carry the story, and the art is great.

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7.3
Avengers (2018) #9

Oct 10, 2018

Avengers #9 sees the team head under the sea to face off against old friend and former teammate Namor. There's a good story, and fantastic art and colors.

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7.5
Avengers (2018) #10

Nov 14, 2018

For the occasion, Avengers #700 is packed with a longer story and three backup stories. While the backups are future plotlines being set up, the main story s great and continues the ongoing Namor arc. The art is good, with multiple artists and styles throughout the issue.

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7.5
Avengers (2018) #11

Dec 12, 2018

Avengers #11 has some good character moments and great art, but feels more like a subtle advertisement for future stories still to come.

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7.7
Avengers (2018): Halloween Special #1

Oct 31, 2018

In the spirit of the holiday, Avengers Halloween Special #1 gives us five short stories that are darker in tone, but fun concepts. Even with limited pages, each story is well written and to the point, and the art for each has a different style to separate each story from the next.

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8.2
Batman (2016) #56

Oct 3, 2018

Batman #56 shows us Batman on a mission of vengeance, tracking down the man who shot Nightwing. A good story being told with great art.

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7.2
Bully Wars #4

Dec 4, 2018

Bully Wars #4 sees the start of the Bully Wars with our main characters in the middle of it trying to win. A fun story with good characters and great art.

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9.0
Captain America (2018) #1

Jul 5, 2018

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a modern and relevant Captain America story that doesn't shy away from recent history, with detailed and expressive art by Leinil Francis Yu that matches the tone and feel exceptionally well.

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5.7
Captain America (2018) #2

Aug 1, 2018

Captain America #2 follows the same path as the first issue, with almost no deviations. The art is good and Coates understands Cap, but the story itself doesn't go anywhere.

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7.7
Captain America (2018) #3

Sep 7, 2018

Captain America #3 teams Cap with Black Panther. The art is good and the story moves forward more than the previous issue.

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8.2
Captain America (2018) Annual #1

Sep 20, 2018

Along with good art from Chris Sprouse and Ron Lim, Tini Howard tells a great story that captures who Captain America is.

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4.8
Damage #8

Aug 18, 2018

Damage #8 adds a new character into the mix, but otherwise doesn't do anything we haven't seen in the series so far.

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6.7
Daredevil (2015) #606

Aug 8, 2018

The start of a new story arc, Daredevil #606 is a solid issue in one of Marvel's most solid series.

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7.2
Daredevil (2015) #607

Aug 22, 2018

Daredevil #607 continues the mystery of why and how Mike Murdoch is suddenly real with great character interaction and art.

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7.0
Dead Man Logan #1

Dec 1, 2018

Dead Man Logan #1 starts the march to Old Man Logan's demise. The story isn't completely new, but the art and characters make it work.

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7.2
Deadpool: Assassin #5

Aug 18, 2018

Filled with great art, and a good story, Deadpool Assassin #5 is an entertaining penultimate issue to the mini-series.

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6.5
Deadpool: Assassin #6

Sep 5, 2018

Deadpool Assassin #6 has good looking art, but feels short and leaves on a bit of a downbeat while wrapping up the story.

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7.2
Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #2

Nov 20, 2018

Dick Tracey Dead or Alive #2 is a fun comic. The story is fairly straightforward, and not anything really original, but the characters are fun and the art is fantastic.

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6.3
Dry County #5

Jul 17, 2018

Handling both writing and art, Rich Tommaso delivers an unusual but enjoyable ending to Dry County.

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7.3
Flash (2016) #50

Jul 17, 2018

Flash #50 is a satisfying conclusion to the "Flash War" story arc and sets the stage for stories to come.

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7.3
Green Arrow (2016) #42

Jul 4, 2018

Mairghread Scott and Matthew Clark tell a well written Green Arrow story, with art that is just short of a bullseye.

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6.5
Green Arrow (2016) #43

Aug 4, 2018

Green Arrow is in good hands with a new creative team, that builds on the recent history of the character and his supporting cast.

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6.5
Green Arrow (2016) #44

Sep 13, 2018

Green Arrow #44 is the second issue under the new creative team, and while it is a good issue, nothing stands out from it.

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6.8
Green Arrow (2016) #46

Nov 7, 2018

A lot happens in Green Arrow #46, and it suffers from a quicker pace because of it. The art is great and makes the characters stand out in this style.

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6.3
Infinite Dark #2

Nov 14, 2018

Infinite Dark #2 continues the story of a murder after the end of the universe. The story is still interesting, but besides the main character, everyone else feels flat. The art is good and captures the bleak vibe, but the characters lack expression throughout.

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6.3
Infinity Wars (2018) #1

Aug 5, 2018

Though it's not without its problems, Infinity Wars #1 has good art, and a story full of potential and is a good start to Marvel's latest comic book event.

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6.2
Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1

Nov 24, 2018

Infinity Wars Ghost Panther #1 introduces us to a mix of Black Panther and Ghost Rider, the Ghost Panther. The story is simple and straight forward, but the fun comes in the mash-up characters. The art style lacks details in some places but shines during the action/fight scenes.

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7.2
Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1

Oct 4, 2018

Infinity Warps Iron Hammer #1 combines Tony Stark and Thor into one character, in a well-written story with great art.

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7.7
Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1

Oct 22, 2018

The Infinity Wars Event has brought us a lot of "warped" characters, but Weapon Hex is the best one so far. The story isn't bad, but it is pretty straightforward. Even so, the art and number of warped characters make up for it, and make this comic wroth reading.

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7.3
Jessica Jones (2018) #1

Jul 21, 2018

With a good creative team behind it, Jessica Jones #1 & 2 give us an interesting story that keeps the interest and mystery high, with art that matches.

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6.8
Luke Cage (2018) #1

Aug 18, 2018

A standard story with a new twist on the character, Luke Cage #1 & 2 is a good interesting start the latest in Marvel's Fresh Start.

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7.0
Nancy Drew (2018) #2

Jul 13, 2018

In the case of Nacy Drew #2 the answer comes in the form of a well written, entertaining story, and art that makes the reading all the more enjoyable.

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6.7
Nancy Drew (2018) #3

Aug 11, 2018

Putting the overall story to the backseat, Nancy Drew #3 focuses more on the characters and does a good job of it, being another enjoyable issue in the series.

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7.5
Nancy Drew (2018) #4

Sep 14, 2018

Nancy Drew #4 picks up the story immediately from the end of the previous issue. The story is good, the characters are likable, and the art and colors are eye-catching.

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8.0
Old Man Hawkeye #7

Jul 20, 2018

Old Man Hawkeye delivers shock and awe with great art from Ibraim Roberson, and excellent storytelling from writer Ethan Sacks.

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7.8
Old Man Hawkeye #9

Sep 29, 2018

Old Man Hawkeye continues the tale of Hawkeye's revenge. Great story and characters, with art and colors that bring out the feel of the wasteland.

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6.7
Punks Not Dead #6

Jul 25, 2018

The story starts to take off, and with art as Punks Not Dead #6 feels slow, but ends strong, setting up the story yet to come. If you've been a fan of this series you won't be disappointed.

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7.0
Redneck #13

Jul 25, 2018

A slow but refreshing start to a new story arc, Redneck #13 continues to tell an interesting and entertaining story about Vampires in Texas.

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7.2
Redneck #14

Aug 21, 2018

Redneck #14 feels a little slow paced, but does a good job of diving deeper into this world of vampires.

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8.5
Redneck #17

Nov 27, 2018

In Redneck #17 we take a jump in time to see a well-done vampire wedding. Great story, character development, and art all around.

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7.3
Rick and Morty #39

Jul 2, 2018

Rick and Morty #39 is an enjoyable, but average issue, that follows the standard Rick and Morty Formula, that delivers some funny gags and jokes.

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7.3
Rick and Morty #40

Jul 26, 2018

Rick and Morty #40 is an entertaining and funny issue that Rick and Morty fans are sure to enjoy.

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7.5
Rick and Morty #43

Nov 7, 2018

Rick and Morty #43 has a plot that's straightforward, and good art that doesn't do anything too crazy, but makes up for it with the humor and characters. The backup story as well cuts to the point, but has jokes and art that work.

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5.5
Rick and Morty #44

Nov 27, 2018

Rick and Morty #44 shows us the first adventure of the Vindicators team, and it has its moments, but unfortunately lacks a lot of the satirical tone of the show.

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4.2
Rick and Morty Presents: Pickle Rick #1

Nov 20, 2018

Rick and Morty Presents Pickle Rick #1 has good art, and a few funny jokes, but mostly revisits things from the show without making them new or exciting in any way.

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6.7
Scooby Apocalypse #27

Jul 13, 2018

Solid writing and art, Scooby Apocalypse #27 brings Scrappy-Doo back in the fold, in an issue that focuses more on character over action, as well as another good entry in the Secret Squirrel back-up story.

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7.2
Scooby Apocalypse #28

Aug 8, 2018

The main Scooby story and the Secret Squirrel backup are both written well and have art to match the tones, making Scooby Apocalypse #28 another fantastic issue in the series.

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7.5
Scooby Apocalypse #29

Sep 15, 2018

With both good storytelling and art, Scooby Apocalypse #29 shows us Fred Jones coming back to life, and an end to the Secret Squirrel backup stories.

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7.8
Scooby Apocalypse #30

Oct 13, 2018

Scooby Apocalypse #30 has a couple of heavier moments, but is balanced out with some humor, good writing, and great art, as well as a new Atom Ant Backup that provides more than a few laughs.

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7.7
Scooby Apocalypse #31

Nov 22, 2018

Scooby Apocalypse #31 continues the post-apocalypse adventures of the Mystery Inc gang, and brings new character developments for them. The Atom Ant backup story is funny, and the art for both is great.

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7.3
Scooby Apocalypse #32

Dec 13, 2018

Scooby Apocalypse #32 gives us the continued post-apocalyptic adventures of the Mystery Inc. gang. Great story and good art. The backup story is entertaining and funny with great art as well.

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7.2
Spider-Geddon #3

Nov 12, 2018

In Spider-Geddon #3 the two factions of Spider-Men take the fight to the Inheritors. The main plot isn't the strongest, but the art is good, and the highlight is the many different versions of Spider-Man interacting together.

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6.8
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider (2018) #1

Oct 26, 2018

Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider #1 is the start of a new series, but stars a familiar face with familiar feelings. The story is a tie in but is semi-self contained, and the art is reminiscent of the old series without feeling like a copy of it.

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7.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #46

Sep 15, 2018

The third part in the "Sink Atlantis!" crossover, Suicide Squad #46 continues the fight between the Suicide Squad and Aquaman for the continued survival of Atlantis.

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7.8
The Best Defense: Namor #1

Dec 8, 2018

Namor: The Best Defense has a good story, good characters, and great art. Definitely worth reading.

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6.0
The Silencer #7

Jul 30, 2018

The story isn't the best, but with good art and dialogue, The Silencer #7 is another good, if slightly underwhelming, issue.

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6.8
The Silencer #8

Aug 24, 2018

The Silencer #8 adds a new element to the story that's sure to keep things interesting going forward.

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5.5
The Silencer Annual #1

Sep 5, 2018

The Silencer Annual #1 has some of the better art for the series, but a story that lacks any real impact.

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7.7
The Unstoppable Wasp (2018) #1

Oct 17, 2018

The Unstoppable Wasp #1 feels less like a new series, and more like a continuation of the old series. The story is a little too straightforward, but the characters are great, and the art is the highlight of the issue.

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6.5
Titans (2016) #30

Dec 2, 2018

Titans #30 feels like a filler issue, with not too much happening, but is carried by good art and the characters interacting.

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6.2
Weapon H #6

Aug 18, 2018

With a new artist and likeable characters, Weapon H #6 continues to be an enjoyable book.

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8.3
West Coast Avengers (2018) #3

Nov 5, 2018

West Coast Avengers #3 sees the team defend the city against B.R.O.D.O.K. and his giants. The story moves at a good pace, with no filler. The characters are all in character, and the art is great, and nails the tone of the series.

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7.2
Wet Hot American Summer #1

Nov 6, 2018

Wet Hot American Summer adapts the world of Camp Firewood to a comic book format well. The story is straightforward, but it is carried by the humor and jokes, and has art that fits the tone and spirit of the book.

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6.3
What If? (2018): Punisher #1

Oct 15, 2018

What if Peter Parker Became the Punisher #1 answers the question in the form of a solid story, and art, but leaves a little bit to be desired in both.

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7.2
What If? (2018): Spider-Man #1

Oct 4, 2018

What If? Spider-Man #1 answers the question "What if Flash Thompson became Spider-Man?" with a great story, dark tone, and fantastic art.

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6.7
Winter Soldier (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

Winter Soldier #1 has an interesting premise and is a good start for it. The art isn't bad but doesn't exactly match the tone of the comic.

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7.0
X-23 (2018) #1

Jul 14, 2018

With a new creative team and story, X-23 #1 brings the characters we know into another fantastic issue for Marvel's "Fresh Start" realunch.

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6.5
X-23 (2018) #2

Jul 27, 2018

X-23 #2 is less exciting than the first issue but moves the story along at a nice pace.

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6.8
X-23 (2018) #3

Aug 29, 2018

Feeling like a continuation of the previous series, X-23 #3 has good art, and a good story that moves at a fast pace, that can feel a little too fast.

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8.0
X-23 (2018) #4

Sep 14, 2018

X-23 #4 continues the story of Laura vs the Stepford Cuckoos. Mariko Tamaki's story is strong, and Juann Cabal's art pushes it to another level.

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6.2
X-Men: Gold (2017) #32

Jul 20, 2018

X-Men Gold #32 continues the story of the mind-controlled Rachel Summers as we move closer to the end of the series.

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