William Tucker's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: But Why Tho? Reviews: 18
8.4Avg. Review Rating

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2020 Force Works #3

Jun 3, 2020

Force Works 2020 #3 is a team-up book that struggles to work like a well-oiled machine... It ultimately feels like an unimportant tie-in as opposed to part of an epic storyline. The art team is effective at keeping the reader's attention and getting their hearts pumping at times, but its hard not to ignore the lack of any connection between the members of Force Works.

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2020 iWolverine #1

Jul 15, 2020

iWolverine #1 is a great action-filled tie-in featuring a little known but fantastic character.

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8
2020 Rescue #2

Jun 24, 2020

Rescue 2020 #2 is a beautiful tie-in. The creative team has successfully allowed Rescue to have her own identity within this crossover. Schwartz has made sure that her personality is distinct, while Burrows, Hanna, and Pantazis created a beautiful suit of armor. This tie-in also appears to have a direct impact on the event as a whole, and Im looking forward to seeing what Pepper does going forward.

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Canto: The Clockwork Fairies #1

Jul 6, 2020

Canto and the Clockwork Fairies is a brilliant one-shot comic... The theme of captivity in this one-shot is very powerful and poignant, and the dialogue had a large impact on me at times. Canto is a fantastic hero to follow who has been given a brilliant personality by Booher and amazing design by Zucker. His look has always conjured up images of him as a playable character in a video game, and the dungeon crawling he partakes in during this issue makes it feel all the more possible.

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10
Canto II: The Hollow Men #1

Jul 31, 2020

Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 is a lovely fantasy comic that takes inspiration from the Wizard of Ozs heartless Tin-Man and creates its own world filled with unique characters. The art is so amazing to look at, with designs that look new and original. The story has a powerful identity and depth. The cuteness of the design can easily lead to misconceptions about the emotional power the story has. But there are themes starting to emerge that really resonated with me as I read. Cantos anxiety makes him a really effective main character and his tale should really be one of legend.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #20

Jun 10, 2020

Daredevil #20 is an incredible issue that cements the title character as one of the most badass heroes in comics. The creative team stunningly produce brilliant illustrated and well-choreographed fight scenes, while keeping the momentum always moving forwards. After everything the protagonist has been through, this feels like an expulsion of frustration that the reader cant help but get sucked into.

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10
Daredevil (2019) #21

Jul 22, 2020

Daredevil #21 is a fantastic issue that beautifully bookends one arc before unleashing the readers on another. The writing by Zdarsky is among his best of his run, and his understanding of the character Matt Murdock is evident in every page. Both Checchetto and Iacono fill this issue with emotion and atmosphere. So many of the panels are achingly sad, but they are so well crafted that you cant help but be in awe of it. Daredevils ordeal is far from over.

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Empyre: Avengers #2

Aug 12, 2020

Empyre: Avengers #2 is an incredibly enjoyable tie-in issue to the exciting event. Zub s wone of the best writers is coordinating huge casts of characters, and this small series is very reminiscent to his work on Avengers: No Surrender and Avengers: No Way Home, two comics I adored. I am a huge fan of comics that pit rare groups of heroes together against minor villains as it creates unique interactions and combinations.

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Iron Man 2020 (2020) #4

Jun 24, 2020

Iron Man 2020 #4 is an exciting issue for Iron Man fans and will take the reader a long time to read. The character development that takes place within this comic is fantastic. Arno is given a personality that really makes him different from other main characters. He is an unpleasant person, but so gipping to follow. Parts of the book may appear daunting and hard to keep up with due to the switching between locations, but each one looks amazing. And the last few pages is one of my favorite character moments of the year.

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Iron Man 2020 (2020) #5

Jul 29, 2020

Iron Man 2020 #5 is fantastic, wrapping up much of the crossover. The return of Tony Stark is welcome and both Slott and Gage excel at writing both the billionaire and his brother Arno. The battle is engaging, and with less dialogue, the narrative moves easier than it may have done in the issues preceding them. Woods is a great partner in the book; his line art and colors are sublime. With one more issue to go, it is clear that the Iron Man 2020 event will not conclude in a quiet fashion.

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8
Judge Dredd: False Witness #1

Mar 25, 2020

There are times when these powerful characters that are staples of their series add more to a book by being a plot device rather than a protagonist. If another, less physically imposing character is on the run from them or having to fight them, it increases the impact their presence has when they are on the page. This comic is well written, well-drawn, and well worth your money.

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Rogue Planet #1

Mar 17, 2020

Reading this put me in a constant state of unease, which is the highest compliment I could give. You are never skim reading your way through this comic, it wont let you. Sadly, the characters havent resonated with me as much as the overall plot and landscape has.

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Rogue Planet #2

Jun 7, 2020

Rogue Planet #2 seamlessly maintains the terror that was generated in the premier issue. All of the creative team work together to create a beautiful but scary world that seems destined to cast nightmares into the minds of the characters and the readers. But while the world itself feels rich, several parts of this book seemed to harm the momentum of the story.

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Rogue Planet #3

Jul 17, 2020

Rogue Planet #3 shows that this series continues to be deliciously horrifying. Bunn and MacDonalds world-building is constantly expanding and getting better... With more character development and an explanation of the history of the world, this series will have me even more hooked.

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Transformers vs. Terminator #1

Mar 25, 2020

Transformers vs Terminator #1 runs on a concept that could be interesting, but not quite interesting enough yet. There are promising examples of an exciting series forming, and there is certainly a promise of action, but there isnt enough in issue #1 for the comic to stand out by itself.

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10
Undiscovered Country #4

Feb 22, 2020

Undiscovered Country #4 is a tense but exciting ride through a tale that feels meticulously planned and designed. Soule, Snyder, Camuncoli and the rest of the creative team have created a huge world with huge potential.

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10
Undiscovered Country #6

Jun 12, 2020

Undiscovered Country #6 is a fantastic end to the first arc of my favorite book on the market right now. The story is far from over, but many characters and features of this section of the Spiral are left behind while our protagonists travel full steam ahead into another part of this broken country. Each creator involved is producing the best work of their career within this series, which makes each page feel incredibly powerful. And the most exciting part is that there are many more regions of America yet to be discovered, and it is impossible to guess what those territories have to offer.

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Undiscovered Country #7

Aug 6, 2020

Undiscovered Country #7 is yet another glorious issue, and this issue is exactly what fans of the series needed... This new region of the Spiral is going to be far more frightening than the last one and weve barely seen much of it. And the Valentina/Charlotte scene may be one of my favorite of the run so far.

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