Sydney Cooper's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicsverse Reviews: 39
9.3Avg. Review Rating

10
Batwoman (2017) #18

Aug 17, 2018

In BATWOMAN #18, we see the beautiful and inspiring end to this chapter of Kate Kane's life!

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10
Blackbird #3

Dec 7, 2018

Nina has been put through the ringer. Between being attacked, saved by Clint, then having the worlds biggest bomb drop on her, Nina is going through it. BLACKBIRD #3 shows the advanced storytelling of writer Sam Humphries. The writing is paired perfectly with Jen Bartel's beautiful art, which is paired with brilliantly colors by Triona Farrell.

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9.9
Blackbird #4

Jan 11, 2019

Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel both step up their creative game in BLACKBIRD #4. Humphries and Bartel both create a story that connects with the reader and will give you all the feels. Overall, BLACKBIRD #4 is another step up and creates hope for an even greater adventure in BLACKBIRD #5.

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9.8
Blackbird #5

Feb 13, 2019

BLACKBIRD #5 shows Sam Humphries's powerful storytelling using emotion as the theme. Jen Bartel compliments Humphries's writing by illustrating the mood he sets for each scene. She also leaves room to express symbolism. Triona Farrell's coloring plays a part in symbolism as well while continuing to provide lustrous color.

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9.0
Catwoman (2018) #3

Sep 13, 2018

CATWOMAN #3 brings pain and the past together well. We still see Selina, but we have more of a focus on the sort of backstory on Raina. It reveals that she'll do anything for fortune.

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9.0
Catwoman (2018) #3

Sep 13, 2018

CATWOMAN #3 brings pain and the past together well. We still see Selina, but we have more of a focus on the sort of backstory on Raina. It reveals that she'll do anything for fortune.

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9.5
Catwoman (2018) #4

Oct 10, 2018

CATWOMAN #4 does well with telling a quick story, however the plot struggles to make certain situations clear to the reader. Selina and Magdalene's story together is interesting and shows their opposing personalities well. The art is consistent in vibrance and color with offering different perspectives on Selina and Magdalene. Overall, it's well constructed.

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10
Catwoman (2018) #5

Nov 14, 2018

Jolle Jones does well in developing the characters and keeping the plot interesting all while creating stunning works of art throughtout the comic. Lauren Allred and Stanley "Artgerm" Lau both contribute their skills well to help create the perfect trio of comic artists.

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9.6
Catwoman (2018) #6

Dec 20, 2018

Jolle Jones delivers a great action-packed story in CATWOMAN #6. Jones and the colorist Laura Allred continue to prove they're a dynamic duo in art. Overall, CATWOMAN #6 delivers an interesting and involved story that leaves the reader ready for CATWOMAN #7.

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10
Catwoman (2018) #7

Jan 16, 2019

Jolle Jones shows her whit in character interactions, with Selina in particular. Jones and new artist Elena Casagrande change up the character illustration and color. Overall, CATWOMAN #7 totally teases details to the reader, however the missing pieces leave question and excitement for the CATWOMAN #8.

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9.7
Catwoman (2018) #8

Feb 20, 2019

CATWOMAN #8 takes a new approach in storytelling at the hands of Jolle Jones. She tells a darker story while Elena Casagrande, Fernando Blanco and John Kalisz illustrate character in retro art with horror inspiration. This is a cool and interestign approach compared to previous issues.

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8.7
Crowded #1

Aug 21, 2018

CROWDED #1 is a unique comic with leading ladies that have their own mysteries. This first issue keeps me wanting to know more about the characters and the secrets the plot holds. Although the legality of things is in question, the overall story is a bombshell of a good time.

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8.5
DC/Looney Tunes: Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester #1

Sep 3, 2018

CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 had a great sense of humor throughout. It was a fun issue with great art and characters combined.

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9.3
Goddess Mode #1

Dec 12, 2018

Zo Quinn's storytelling in GODDESS MODE #1 is off to an excellent start. Artist Robbi Rodriguez, colorist Rico Renzi, and variant cover artist Stjepan eji all expertly craft the aesthetic and show off their skills in color mixing. However, the colors fall short in vibrancy, which limits the reader's experience. Overall, GODDESS MODE #1 is still cool and unique.

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9.2
Goddess Mode #2

Jan 16, 2019

Zo Quinn introduces new heroes and their special powers. However, she focuses too much on one of those characters, making the introduction a little sour. Robbie Rodriguez and Rico Renzi create cool character designs for the Tall Poppies in the Analog world. Overall, GODDESS MODE #2 was pretty good, but small changes would've gone a long way.

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9.7
Goddess Mode #3

Feb 13, 2019

GODDESS MODE #3 has deeper and darker storytelling by Zo Quinn. However, she makes a huge error that disrupts the flow of the plot. Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi are the backbone of storytelling by truly painting the pictures we need to see during emotional times in GODDESS MODE #3.

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10
Hex Wives #2

Nov 28, 2018

Ben Blacker is a smart story teller that keeps the reader happy and thoroughly thought provoked. Mirka Andolfo continues to show character emotion in perfect conjunction with the story and interactions between characters. Overall HEX WIVES #2 setes high standards for issues to come.

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9.8
Hex Wives #3

Jan 3, 2019

Ben Blacker's storytelling continues to be absolute genius while the combined effort of artist Mirka Andolfo and colorist Marissa Louise, HEX WIVES #3 looks dark as ever. However, both creatives can turn up the art and color to make HEX WIVES darker, more grotesque and uncomfortable. However, overall, HEX WIVES #3 is a definite level up from HEX WIVES #2.

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10
Hex Wives #4

Jan 30, 2019

HEX WIVES #4 showcases the fantastic work of writer Ben Blacker, artist Mirka Andolfo and colorist Marissa Louise.

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9.3
Hex Wives #5

Feb 27, 2019

Ben Blacker is consistent with story flow, however he speeds up the plot tremendously in HEX WIVES #5. The combined work of Mirka Andolfo and Marissa Louise showcase their best yet by combining elements of modern and abstract art. The use of layout and composition is strong as well. Overall HEX WIVES #5 is strong and a must read for the month.

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9.2
Ironheart #1

Nov 28, 2018

Overall, IRONHEART #1 is a decent start story wise. Our character is fun, interesting, and pushing boundaries. The art is consistent with some strong elements, however, more could be done to make the pieces stand out and get the reader admiring the images.

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7.7
Ironheart #2

Jan 17, 2019

IRONHEART #2 did well with establishing Riri's new mission and teasing the reader with two strangers that could be from "The Ten." However, the story had many details missing. The flashback art was the best part of this issue, while the present day art remains consistent but boring.

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8.5
Ironheart #3

Feb 13, 2019

IRONHEART #3 shows Eve L. Ewing as the strongest asset to plot and character development. While Luciano Vecchio succeeds in some places, he lacks in illustrating emotion through facial expression when appropriate. Colorist Matt Milla contributes best at the beginning of the comic.

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10
Pearl #1

Aug 17, 2018

DC Entertainment and Brian Michael Bendis come together to create a unique new comic, PEARL. Dive into PEARL #1 which introduces our leading lady; a tattoo artist that has deadly skill with firearms.

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9.8
Pearl #2

Sep 19, 2018

PEARL #2 develops the characters well while continuing to show the present day. There's an impressive balance between the past and present scenarios. I can't wait to see more of Pearl!

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8.2
Pearl #3

Oct 17, 2018

PEARL #3 does well in progressing the plot, however, there's nothing in the story that stands out. Michael Gaydos continues to deliver on his art in this issue with strategic color use.

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9.7
Pearl #4

Nov 21, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis keeps the story interesting while taking a breather from the gang war in PEARL #3. Michael Gaydos keeps his art consistent; however, in this issue, the visuals don't seem to stand out very much. Overall, PEARL #4 is a good, consistent comic.

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8.2
Pearl #5

Dec 20, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis tells the poetic yet vague story about Pearl's full body tattoo, while Michael Gaydos delivers consistent art with a pop of color. Overall, PEARL #5 was underwhelming for this reader.

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9.3
Pearl #6

Jan 25, 2019

PEARL #6 shows Bendis and Gaydos' teamwork at its best when Pearl and her father share a touching moment. Overall, PEARL #6 may be the most powerful and bizarre comic in the PEARL series yet!

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9.2
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #8

Sep 26, 2018

Under the steady writing done by Marv Wolfman, the story of RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #8 progresses well. For instance, when Klarion is introduced, it's done quickly but not to where you feel the story is rushed. Pop Mhan's artwork delivers a beautiful and mystifying version of Raven's spirit.

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9.7
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #9

Oct 24, 2018

RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #9 does well in adding a new layer into the story, giving readers another reason to be enticed. Collaboration between the artist and colorists creates a spread that shines above all the other pieces in the series thus far.

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8.5
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #10

Nov 29, 2018

Marv Wolfman does well showing minor character development and emotional distress; however, overall RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #10 fell flat on interest. Pop Mhan seems to have taken a different approach on his art by making it more up close and personal. Overall, the current comic was just okay.

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8.3
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #12

Jan 30, 2019

RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #12 ends fairly well; however Marv Wolfman could have added more to the series and to this particular issue. Pop Mhan and Lovern Kindzierski create religious symbolism along with a pop culture reference. Overall, RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #12 was a good read with thought-provoking drawing and color.

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9.7
The Wicked + The Divine #41

Jan 20, 2019

Kieron Gillen has strong storytelling that keeps the reader loving and hating characters, and keeps the reader interested. Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson's combined efforts create breathtaking, attractive, and vibrant characters. Overall, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #41 is a solid read and does well to continue the plot from where we left off in the previous issue.

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7.7
The Wicked + The Divine: 1373 #1

Sep 28, 2018

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1373 by Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly give us a one-shot story starring our beloved Lucifer. What was most impressive was the twist on Lucifer and the small details in the art. However, there doesn't seem to be anything largely unique about the art. The plot was a bit rushed and didn't give too much character development.

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8.8
United States vs. Murder Inc. #2

Oct 4, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis does well with progressing the story and characterization of UNITED STATES VS. MURDER INC. #2. The art is nostalgic and colored to enhance each scene.

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9.7
United States vs. Murder Inc. #3

Nov 7, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis does an amazing job shifting gears to focus on developing the plot of UNITED STATES VS. MURDER INC. #3, versus relying heavily on character development. Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma expertly combine their skills for the themes and colors in the comic's art.

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8.7
United States vs. Murder Inc. #5

Jan 11, 2019

Brian Michael Bendis takes a break from all the high action and takes the reader with Valentine to Pennsylvania to meet with government special agents. We find out Valentine's a mole and who the next president is, however, UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. #5 leaves this reader dissatisfied. Michael Oeming continues to use heavy shadow and symbolism in his art. Overall, UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. #5 was a good breather and a unique issue in the UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. series.

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9.5
United States vs. Murder Inc. #6

Feb 6, 2019

Mass murder and a tragic backstory befall UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. #6 thanks to writer Brian Michael Bendis. Bendis writes from a rebellious young woman's perspective well with a bloody outcome. Michael Avon Oeming's art is the best it's been. His illustrations successfully tell the story in conjunction with Bendis's writing. Overall, UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. #6 ends on a strong note.

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