Tanner Dedmon's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 47
7.4Avg. 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
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
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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
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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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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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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