Tanner Dedmon's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 74
7.5Avg. Review Rating

6.0
Age Of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts #1

Mar 13, 2019

There's a bit of a pacing problem at the start of Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1, which is a shame since the unique mutants deserve some time to get to know them.

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6.0
Age Of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts #2

Apr 10, 2019

All of these events transpire at a reasonable pace that doesn't linger on one event for too long and sets up what'll hopefully be an eventful encounter in the next issue.

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8.0
Age Of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts #3

May 8, 2019

The hunt for Omega Red continues, and on that journey, we're greeted with some beautiful artwork in panels with Unveil and Genesis.

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8.0
Age Of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts #4

Jun 12, 2019

As always, the artwork from any page where Unveil makes an appearance is contrasted wonderfully by the otherwise bleak style and story of the rest of the series and is dazzling in its own right.

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6.0
Age Of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts #5

Jul 10, 2019

The story will continue in Age Of X-Man Omega, but it felt like this fifth issue lacked an element that would help bridge the two series together.

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8.0
Anthem (2019) #1

Feb 20, 2019

Two young adults wanting to leave town and see the world is a path that's been trodden many times, but Kismet and Jani are characters compelling enough to draw readers back in for another go.

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8.0
Bad Luck Chuck #1

Mar 27, 2019

Bad Luck Chuck #1 is a strong introduction to a character that I can't wait to learn more about.

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10
Bad Luck Chuck #2

Apr 24, 2019

Bad Luck Chuck's blocky art style mixed with a bit of grit is so intriguing that it could probably support the entire story without any dialogue, but it'd be a shame to do so since you'd miss out on learning so much about Chuck's character.

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6.0
Bad Luck Chuck #4

Jun 26, 2019

Bad Luck Chuck is a world I'd be happy to return to, if that's the case.

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6.0
Crackdown (2019) #1

Feb 20, 2019

Crackdown shows promise with the action scenes it touts in the first issue though, so hopefully future issues will focus more on that and fleshing out characters.

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4.0
Crackdown (2019) #2

Apr 24, 2019

Crackdown's got a compelling enough story so far and I'd like to see where it goes, but both the action and the characters need special attention to straighten Crackdown out.

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6.0
Disney Afternoon Giant #4

Apr 17, 2019

There's nothing necessarily wrong with the first story in the book aside from possibly rushing too quickly to its end, but it's the second story with Scrooge McDuck and company that stands out.

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4.0
Ducktales #20

Apr 10, 2019

Ducktales #20 has a few laughs peppered into its pages, though there's unfortunately not much that's remarkable about the issue.

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8.0
Farmhand #6

Mar 20, 2019

Farmhand's understated comedy will also grow on you and helps balance out some of the darker, more ominous themes.

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8.0
Farmhand #7

Apr 17, 2019

This issue's a suspenseful one, and it looks like its steering the book towards a much darker path than it's already on.

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6.0
Gears of War: Hivebusters #1

May 8, 2019

Hivebusters #1 goes right up to the edge of being overly long but ends at just the right point that left me with optimistic expectations for #2.

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8.0
Halo: Lone Wolf #4

Apr 3, 2019

Redemption and creative decisions in the heat of combat come together in the end to succinctly wrap up the story of Lone Wolf.

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6.0
Invader Zim #40

Feb 27, 2019

Every series should explore alternate dimensions at some point to give imaginations a chance to run wild, and Invader Zim performs well during its turn.

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2.0
Invader Zim #41

Mar 27, 2019

The jokes and interactions between don't even elicit a smile which leaves out a huge part of the Invader Zim formula that relies on that humor to balance out its darker, stranger moments.

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6.0
Invader Zim #42

Apr 24, 2019

Invader Zim #42 stands out as a bright spot in what's felt like a rut the series has fallen into in the past few issues.

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4.0
Invader Zim #44

Jun 26, 2019

Despite having a decent enough story about Dib overcoming a gauntlet of meat-skiing challenges and looking pretty enough for a story about Meat Mountain, this issue just doesn't have the humor to back up everything else.

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6.0
Invader Zim #45

Jul 17, 2019

A fairly so-so Invader Zim issue about hurting meat and caring for inanimate objects was made a winner by its last few pages.

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4.0
Ironheart #4

Mar 27, 2019

Ironheart #4 has some beautiful scenes and helps round out the characters as more tangible people, but it doesn't always do so in the most digestible way.

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6.0
Ironheart #5

Apr 24, 2019

Riri becomes more likable, relatable, and skilled with each issue while retaining the integral "still learning" aspect of her character.

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8.0
Ironheart #6

May 15, 2019

The story is paced so well that it'll feel shorter than it is, and it's bolstered even more by the appearance of Morales' Spider-Man.

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6.0
Ironheart #7

Jun 12, 2019

Ironheart has been working its way upward in the past few issues, but #7 feels more like a plateau that'll hopefully be crossed soon.

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6.0
Ironheart #8

Jul 10, 2019

Based on what we've seen in this issue, it looks like it's time to start paying more attention to Ironheart considering what's to come.

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10
League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother #3

Feb 20, 2019

Ashe: Warmother #3 continues to build League of Legends' universe by following Ashe's journey after she lost her tribe and acquired her signature True Ice bow, and it does so at a pace that's both fulfilling to those privy to League's characters and others who are just now being introduced to the lore.

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10
League Of Legends: Lux #1

May 8, 2019

Jumping into an established property in a way that's welcoming to newcomers while still being engaging to existing fans seems like a challenging task, but the first issue of Lux balances the two audiences perfectly.

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10
League Of Legends: Lux #2

Jun 12, 2019

The fanservice for League of Legends fans runs just as deep in the second issue of Lux as it did in the first.

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8.0
Little Bird #1

Mar 13, 2019

There's a lot to unpack in this story for a first issue though, so it might require a second pass, but that's hardly a downside considering how easy it is to become immersed in Little Bird's world.

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10
Little Bird #3

May 15, 2019

The more you see of Little Bird's bleak world and its gruesome inhabitants, the harder it is to not become engrossed in the series.

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8.0
Little Bird #4

Jun 19, 2019

If you thought you had Little Bird figured out, you might not be so sure after this issue.

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10
Little Bird #5

Jul 17, 2019

Little Bird's conclusion is an epic and brutal one, an issue packed with enough gruesome scenes and unforeseen events to fill up another entire series.

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10
Marvel Super Heroes Adventures: Spider-Man - Spider-Sense of Adventure #1

Mar 6, 2019

This might also be one of the only times Spider-Man is seen in a battle royale game, and it's a strong start for the rest of the series.

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10
Marvel Super Heroes Adventures: Spider-Man – Web Designers #1

Apr 3, 2019

The comics within the issue that reference Captain Underpants and Thanos' "magical space glove" could stand apart as their own projects, but being a part of this particular formula makes the whole effort that much better.

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8.0
Mega Man Mastermix #4

Apr 3, 2019

You'll fly through the 80 pages found in Mastermix #4, but it's worth a second read right after to soak up all the details.

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10
No One Left To Fight #1

Jul 3, 2019

The earth-shattering fights might be what you're here for, but our guess is that you'll get much more than that out of No One Left to Fight #1.

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8.0
Outer Darkness #6

Apr 10, 2019

More sci-fi tropes come alive in Outer Darkness #6 as the crew of the Charon contend with a demon that's hunting them aboard the wrecked ship.

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8.0
Outer Darkness #7

Jun 12, 2019

In Outer Darkness #7, we finally get to see a slice of Captain Rigg's past, a character who we've been following since the beginning. That glimpse into history is of course marred with Outer Darkness' signature gore and grotesqueness, but it's moments like this leave us wanting to know more about Riggs and the entire crew.

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8.0
Outer Darkness #8

Jul 10, 2019

Every page is beautifully crafted with uniform background colors that frame the action, and the scenes where rain mysteriously pours inside the ship are some of the most impressive ones that we've seen throughout the whole series.

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10
Red Sonja (2019) #2

Mar 6, 2019

Every following issue should look to accomplish what Red Sonja #2 does.

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10
Red Sonja (2019) #3

Apr 3, 2019

The Red Sonja series understands that not everything needs to be explicitly shown, and even the moments of necessary violence that occur occasionally are shown in a subdued, mature way that avoids emphasis the grotesque.

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8.0
Red Sonja (2019) #4

May 1, 2019

Red Sonja #4 is another triumph, though it does feel familiar like one we've already seen before.

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6.0
Red Sonja (2019) #5

Jun 5, 2019

The consistent flashbacks and retellings of stories that we've seen throughout the series shine perhaps most brightly in Red Sonja #5, and as always, the issue strikes the perfect balance by shaping the present with the past.

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10
Red Sonja (2019) #6

Jul 3, 2019

There's so much to take in from Red Sonja that one read-through is hardly enough.

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10
Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1

Jun 12, 2019

Birth of the She-Devil is the type of origin series we needed, it'll make you want to go back and re-read all of Red Sonja over again.

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6.0
Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #2

Jul 10, 2019

The series still has a great deal of potential though, so hopefully this is just a hiccup in the story that'll be resolved in later issues.

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6.0
Rick and Morty #47

Feb 27, 2019

"Interdimensional Cable" is one of Rick & Morty's strongest recurring segments, whether it's happening in the TV or comic series, but that's unfortunately not the whole focus of Rick & Morty #47.

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8.0
Rick and Morty #48

Mar 27, 2019

Rick & Morty #48 is a return to form for the series following the last issue that faltered with a focus on Jerry.

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6.0
Rick and Morty #49

Apr 24, 2019

It's a setup that requires the characters to do something different despite being forced to do the same thing repeatedly, but the duo's relationship and the technological prowess of Rick make the formula work by allowing them to escape that box occasionally.

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10
Rick and Morty #50

May 29, 2019

It's a promising checkpoint for a series that looks like it has many more strong stories to come.

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6.0
Rick and Morty #51

Jun 26, 2019

Issue #51 doesn't step outside of the tried and true Rick and Morty formula, and that makes it a safe win.

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4.0
Rick and Morty Presents: Jerry #1

Mar 13, 2019

Rick and Morty Presents: Jerry #1 has "Rick and Morty" in the name all right, but it unfortunately doesn't feel like it belongs in that universe.

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8.0
Rocko's Modern Afterlife #1

Apr 3, 2019

The scenario where infected zombie-like characters invade O-Town is even handled well despite zombie outbreaks being a tried-and-treaded story by now, so much so that I'm invested in a Rocko story for the first time.

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6.0
Rocko's Modern Afterlife #2

May 1, 2019

Rocko's Modern Afterlife #2 picks up the pace in the second issue and tells its story quicker without losing anything in the process.

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8.0
Rocko's Modern Afterlife #3

Jun 5, 2019

With one more issue left to go, the finale will hopefully deliver on the experience it's been building up to.

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8.0
Rocko's Modern Afterlife #4

Jul 3, 2019

Modern Afterlife is a book that grows on you as it found its stride, and it makes whatever Rocko spin-off that comes next one that's worth taking a look at.

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8.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #47

Mar 27, 2019

The Mystery Gang can clearly team up with anyone given how many crossovers they've had, but they pair up especially well with Magilla Gorilla's humor.

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10
Spider-Man: City At War #1

Mar 20, 2019

Whether you played Marvel's Spider-Man or not, the first issue of City at War is a promising bridge between Marvel's playable and readable mediums.

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8.0
Spider-Man: City At War #2

Apr 17, 2019

Its emotional moments are balanced out with the signature humor of Spider-Man, and it still hits hard even if you know what's coming.

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10
Spider-Man: City At War #3

May 29, 2019

The pacing of the story will still feel a bit rushed if this isn't your first introduction to the story, but it makes sense given the medium. If there were ever a downside to the fast-forwarded version of this Spider-Man story, it's that it's going to end all too soon and leave us wanting more. -

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8.0
Spider-Man: City At War #4

Jun 19, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man: City at War #4 moves at a slightly slower pace than the rest of the series, but it's a necessary change to ramp up to a big conclusion.

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6.0
Spider-Man: City At War #5

Jul 17, 2019

Every issue in Spider-Man: City At War has done a superb job of making sure it was accessible to those familiar with the Marvel's Spider-Man game and those who weren't, but #5 is the first instance where it feels like this goal wasn't fully realized.

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8.0
Starcraft: Soldiers #4

Apr 24, 2019

The conclusion to Soldiers is a satisfying one, though it is a bit difficult to come down off the high of the battle as the characters' stories are wrapped up.

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8.0
Steven Universe (2017) #25

Feb 27, 2019

There's surprisingly a lot of moving parts in this issue even though it doesn't advance the story a great deal on its own, and everything works cohesively to build up to the next issue.

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10
Steven Universe (2017) #26

Mar 20, 2019

It's got some interesting twists in it, and raises just enough questions to keep you hooked for the next issue.

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8.0
Steven Universe (2017) #27

Apr 24, 2019

Steven Universe continues to excel at flitting between different stories in issue #27 without doting on one character or avoiding another for too long.

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6.0
Steven Universe (2017) #28

May 29, 2019

Some worthwhile character development culminates in #28 which in itself is a critical part of enjoying Steven Universe, so it's still a decent issue even if it doesn't deliver on the story's setup.

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10
Steven Universe (2017) #29

Jun 26, 2019

If there was ever a "bad day" comic collection that you needed to stash away somewhere to pull out whenever you're feeling down, Steven Universe #29 needs to be in it.

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10
Steven Universe (2017): Fusion Frenzy #1

Mar 13, 2019

Multiple stories with clear beginnings and ends are wrapped into the first issue, and each one feels different from the last both in their styles and the themes they explore.

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6.0
Teen Titans Go! #33

Mar 20, 2019

Seeing Cyborg deal with a zit isn't exactly the most compelling follow-up to "Weirder Things," but there are still a few laughs to be found occasionally thanks to the team's dynamic.

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4.0
Tom Clancy's The Division: Extremis Malis #3

Apr 3, 2019

Action scenes are sparse in the issue aside from one which was supposed to be a significant event, but it lacked the "oomph" one might expect from a multi-issue build-up.

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6.0
Trout: The Hollowest Knock #1

Jun 19, 2019

Trout's story has started off quick and seems to be an interesting one full of bleak events, so hopefully the series' eerie charm continues to hold up and grows stronger.

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