William Tucker's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: But Why Tho? Reviews: 53
8.5Avg. 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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2020 iWolverine #2

Aug 26, 2020

iWolverine #2 is a disappointing end to the tie-in. While it is bursting with great action and set-pieces, the art doesnt capture me like it did in the first issue. Elsie-Dees dialogue was a woeful design choice. The other downside is that not enough is done to make readers care about the most obscure characters in the event. I do not feel like the choice of plot for the duo allowed them to draw in new readers, and it makes this tie-in very missable. Despite that, I am interested to see where Albert and Elsie-Dee appear next.

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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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Aquaman (2016) #66

Dec 15, 2020

Aquaman #66 hints at a changing tide in Endless Winter. The comic looks stunning, Mendonca and Plascencia capturing the battle of the undersea world superbly. During the individual issues of this event, Lanning and Marz are able to balance the larger story at play whilst also showcasing the personalities of the title heroes. Aquamans bravery and dedication is clear here, as is Meras power. But at the same time, Endless Winter rages on.

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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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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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Champions (2020) #1

Oct 7, 2020

Champions #1 is a tremendous first issue for the series. Ewings script is fantastic at tapping into the brilliant characters at her disposal, and she clearly takes young characters seriously. Both Di Meo and Blee both bring very unique styles that result in the book looking completely different than anything else around, and all parts of the creative team work together to cram as much suspense and nerves into the comic as possible. OUTLAWED is similar to Civil War in tone and premise, but the use of only young characters adds a new dimension to the discussion and had a much more personal effect on me. The next issue cant come soon enough.

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Champions (2020) #2

Nov 11, 2020

Champions #2 follows a brilliant first issue with another fantastic chapter. Ewing takes four of Marvels best, young heroes and uses them to explore dark themes. Their personalities are very likable and will surely be explored as the event picks up momentum. The art is stunning and influential in creating the tense atmosphere the pages radiate.

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Champions (2020) #3

Dec 2, 2020

Champions #3 is a brilliant addition to one of the best-written events in years. Ewing fills each character with both strength and vulnerability as they are pushed to breaking point. Each voice that is heard is unique and individual. During the quiet moments, the pages are brimming with suspense, but when things get lively the pace turns frantic. Each issue cant come fast enough.

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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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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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Daredevil (2019) #23

Oct 21, 2020

Daredevil #23 is an edition that fans of the character will adore. The Man Without Fear has moments within this comic that will make the audience smile, frown, and sob. The art and colours continue to be hauntingly beautiful and fit the book perfectly. Zdarsky is a master of dialogue, which is extremely prevalent here. As we get closer to the trial, it is clear an emotional rollercoaster may be on its way, and Im not sure Im prepared.

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Daredevil (2019) #24

Nov 25, 2020

Daredevil #24 is a powerful issue. So much of the threads that Zdarsky has been unraveling are tied up, while more appear to keep the reader even more invested than they were in the last issue. The constant change in Daredevils thought processes and personality as his dilemma gets worse shows the writer's ability to explore characters in depth.

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Daredevil (2019) #25

Dec 2, 2020

Multiple heroes have taken over as protector of Hells Kitchen while their Guardian Devil is unable to defend it. Spider-Man and Black Panther have spent time within its streets, and Iron Fist wore the Daredevil suit for a small amount of time. But Elektra is possibly the most perfect fit as Matts successor.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1

Dec 29, 2020

Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of The Multiverses #1 is a fantastic idea with superb execution. The story has so many interpretations of the same battle, allow so much more to be covered than what may be seen in the main event. The different creative teams result in contrasting tones for the stories. Some have comedic elements, others more grotesque. A few focus on hope while there are some much darker. Brimming with content and detail, this is a must-read book.

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Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorius #1

Sep 2, 2020

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1 is a fantastic Doctor Who comic that feels like the opening few scenes of an adventure. Houser is an expert at writing the Time Lord and that has not changed within these pages.

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Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorius #2

Oct 15, 2020

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 is an ending that doesnt quite fulfill the potential that the first issue started. The art team is talented, but it was disappointing to not explore more of the Dalek homeland. Two of the most famous nemeses in fiction being forced to join forces isnt as exciting on the page as it should be. Houser has the personality of the Tenth Doctor nailed down; especially as the Time Lord Victorious, and it is fun reading any comic with him in. But its unfortunate the small series wasnt given more images to get more out of a terrific idea.

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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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Endless Winter (2020): Superman #1

Dec 8, 2020

Superman: Endless Winter Special #1 is a warm, heartfelt issue that fantastically captures what the character and his stories should contain. It feels like you are reading a classic Superman cartoon, while still following this very modern crossover. The themes hit hardest after a terrifying year, but this would be a timeless story anyway.

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Endless Winter (2020): Black Adam #1

Dec 22, 2020

Black Adam: Endless Winter Special #1 is the best issue of the crossover so far. Lanning and Marx have saved Adams fury until now, unleashing all of it in one comic. The fights are frantic and the stakes keep getting higher. And Black Adam is almost as much of a monster as the Frost King. The art team did an incredible job of letting the action tell most of the story.

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Endless Winter (2020): Justice League #1

Dec 1, 2020

Justice League: Endless Winter Special #1 is a brilliant first issue of a comic that is perfect for winter reading. It is a book filled with magnificent superheroes and large-scale battles, but there is a holiday feel to it all the same. Marz and Lanning have written a lively and investing script while Porter and Hi-Fi adorn the pages with energy. For the first part of an epic, the bar has been set high.

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Endless Winter (2020): Teen Titans #1

Dec 15, 2020

Teen Titans: Endless Winter Special #1 is another important comic in the crossover. Though there may be too much exposition at times, the book shines due to its fantastic characters. This new character that has been introduced hasnt had a chance to show themselves off yet, but the first impressions are excellent. It was interesting to see how the Titans were involved in the event, and it will be interesting to see what impact they have on the crossover in future issues

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Endless Winter (2020): Justice League #2

Dec 29, 2020

Endless Winter was an enjoyable event overall. The stories, set almost a thousand years apart, are a tale of family and hope. The art team has provided various styles and villain designs and has done superbly in nearly every issue. The first half of the event does start to drag, but the energy soon picks up. And when it does, it doesnt run out again.

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Flash (2016) #767

Dec 8, 2020

The Flash #767 is part of a larger event but feels small and intimate. While there are guest stars and cameos, it is centered around just one character in the Flash. His heroism and determination bring a smile to the readers face as they read it. Black Adam as the other major part of the comic is fantastically written, unpredictable in what he will do next. The brilliant interactions and action is brought to life through terrific lines and colours. With the Flash moving further into the crossover at full speed, so are we.

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Future State (2021): The Flash #1

Jan 5, 2021

Future State: The Flash #1 is disappointing. While tackling very interesting ideas, the events happen so fast that the reader is left disjointed. Some huge events occur but arent quite given justice within the page. Barry himself is well-written, but some of those around him behave strangely. Each member of the Flash Family has a unique personality, and that isn't present here. The issue is so bleak its hard to get through. The art is good, but it's not got the power to carry the issue by itself. A poor start to the new series, it's hard to see where the series will be taken next.

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Future State (2021): Swamp Thing #1

Jan 5, 2021

Future State: Swamp Thing #1 features brilliant characters but is let down by its confusing beginning. The script is terrific, as is the art. Swamp Thing and his followers are all immensely likable and leave the reader eager to read more. The opportunities for conflict are already ripe. But the first few pages take several attempts to understand fully. More will probably become clear as the series grows, and the comic absolutely has promise.

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Iron Man (2020) #3

Nov 11, 2020

Iron Man #3 is a terrific addition to the current run. The world has changed around Tony Stark, and he is still trying to adapt himself. Each panel is stunning as we see Iron Man switch between locations and adversaries. The final fight scene is heart-pumping action and ends with an event that left me desperate to see what happens next. And with hints at the villain of this story arc, Tonys got a big fight ahead of him.

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Iron Man (2020) #4

Dec 17, 2020

Iron Man #4 is a beautiful issue. Theres a small cast of characters, heroes in particular, and Cantwell makes the reader feel for them both. Korvac is a terrifying villain, and the plans he has for the future are cosmic in their potential. Tony and Patsy will not be able to face him alone

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Iron Man (2020) #5

Jan 6, 2021

Iron Man #5 is a slow-building issue that has a heartbreaking twist. The second half of the comic is an intense confrontation that will change the course of the series. There are more characters added to the series, and it is always interesting to see smaller heroes get a chance of exposure inside a bigger book. But Hellcat continues to be the star of the comic. Iron Mans actions within the book may have made the reader much less sympathetic to his problems.

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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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Iron Man 2020 (2020) #6

Aug 26, 2020

Iron Man 2020 #6 is an initially exciting end to a great event that eventually feels deflated. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the art, Woods has been incredible throughout, but the ending that Slott and Gage chose to round out an epic tale like this left me feeling cold. And while there were loads of enjoyable cameos, their involvement ultimately didnt seem important to the story as a whole. Which is disappointing, as the rest of the event really was a fun and exciting ride.

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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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Justice League (2018) #58

Jan 1, 1970

Justice League #58 is a revitalizing mid-point to the Endless Winter event. This huge battle was needed, as there was the potential for the plot to seize in the cold. Green Lantern was the perfect choice as the main character, as it gives him when he doesnt have his own series for it to be featured in. His powers and personality are more than enough to boost the energy of the crossover, and the art is spectacular as he does so.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #29

Dec 22, 2020

Justice League Dark #29 combines the past and present to create a united future. The story wraps a lot of the flashback sequence up while propelling the current story forward. And from this, the future is unclear. And from this, the future is unclear. All of the characters are well written by Lanning and Marz, and the art team is spectacular. With another ally on board, the Justice League may finally be able to melt Endless Winter.

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King In Black: Namor #1

Dec 9, 2020

King in Black: Namor #1 is a great tie-in comic because it doesnt feel like one. Whilst the Swift Tide is a part of the event as a whole, it is seamlessly connected to the underwater universe that Namor occupies. It may not be incredibly interesting to readers that have latched on because they want to complete the crossover reading list, but hardcore Marvel fans will enjoy the insight into the life of one of the publishers oldest characters. While this issue was fun and light, it is clear that something darker is around the corner.

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King In Black: Namor #2

Dec 30, 2020

King in Black: Namor #2 is another brilliant deep dive into the history of Marvels first superhero. This comic is not just a tie-in for a larger event, but it is also proving character development and the beginnings of relationships we thought we had known everything about. Not only is the Sub-Mariner's past revealed, but also that of the wider crossover. The art perfectly suits this underwater setting and the character designs are fantastic. The main concern one has is just how many newer Marvel readers will be interested in this story. But the murky mystery of what happened to the Swift Tide is starting to clear.

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Maestro: War & Pax #1

Jan 18, 2021

Maestro: War and Pax #1 is an intense first issue. David takes a character that he created almost 30 years ago and writes a great continuation to his story. Featuring epic fights and expanding a world with unexpected new additions, this alternate universe set on a world full of death has shown that it still has life in it. The characters that have been drafted into the story will provide nothing but exciting trouble for Maestro's mission.

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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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Rogue Planet #5

Sep 17, 2020

Rogue Planet #5 is an excellent end to a terrific horror series. There has been an uneasy feeling since the prologue of the first issue, but it feels like it is all unleashed within this issue. With nearly no characters left, Bunn still found ways to menace the few remaining with nightmarish scenarios.

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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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Transformers/Back to the Future #1

Oct 7, 2020

Transformers/Back To The Future #1 is a riveting team-up that manages to merge the best parts of what both franchises represent.

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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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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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Undiscovered Country #8

Sep 28, 2020

Undiscovered Country #8 is yet another transformative issue in the series. The revelations discovered will yet again lead this narrative down a completely new road. This world that both writers and artists are creating feels so full of detail and bursting with opportunities. The characters are wonderful, many of them barely unleashing their potential. The new region offers new varieties of fear and avenues of chaos. The next issue is destined to be just as great too.

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Undiscovered Country #9

Oct 31, 2020

Undiscovered Country #9 continues a lot of what is exceptional about the series: tapping into the plentiful history before the events of the comic, powerful characters and dialogue that we have been hooked on since the start, and wonderful art.

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Undiscovered Country #10

Nov 29, 2020

Undiscovered Country #10 contains a bit of everything that makes this series phenomenal. There are our protagonists, all brimming with personality and depth. They are constantly interacting with these odd but brilliant characters, each one unique in how they are going to freak me out. There are ruthless and inventive action set pieces. And even more mystery and twists. This may have only been one issue, but it felt like ten.

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Undiscovered Country #11

Dec 24, 2020

Undiscovered Country #11 is a contender for the best issue yet. The creative team is magnificent at what they do and are only getting better.

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Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story OGN

Nov 3, 2020

Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story is a stunning, sweet and sad romance tale that tells the beginning of a story readers have been aware of for years.

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