Zac Owens's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 19
8.1Avg. Review Rating

8.6
Action Comics (2016) #1017

Nov 27, 2019

Action Comics #1017 is an interesting comic, given the series' title. A lot of the action is this comic takes place off-panel, yet with writing and art like this we feel as though we know what it's like to don the "S" shield during a hectic day. This story makes it clear there is much to look forward to in the coming months. After all, what could really keep Superman on his toes?

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7.6
Action Comics (2016) #1018

Jan 1, 2020

Action Comics #1018 is an entertaining issue, but it acts more as a placeholder than anything else. It seems as though the creative team pulled back a little here as a wind up for the coming event. It's worth the read, especially to know what might be coming in the near future.

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3.6
Action Comics (2016) #1019

Jan 30, 2020

The creative team has been on a roll, but this issue is a bump in the road.

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9
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #5

Nov 14, 2019

The predictability of some events is hugely offset by Lemire's intimate tone and the humanity of his characters.

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9.8
Event Leviathan #6

Nov 14, 2019

Event Leviathan #6 was not the comic I expected it to be. This espionage thriller doesn't end with a twist to leave everyone reeling. It only feels just to call the "villains" villains in quotation marks. The mystery and reveal are ordinary and mundane. That might be what makes it so brilliantly troubling. And the best part is it's not over yet.

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8.2
Gotham City Monsters #4

Dec 11, 2019

This series is going somewhere and it might be shaking more things up than we all expect.

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7
Gotham City Monsters #5

Jan 8, 2020

If you're looking for the monster brawl promised in the last issue, Gotham City Monsters #5 is for you. It's all the fun of slasher films, and classic creature tales rolled into one. While much of this series pushes these characters away from their stereotypical uses, this one plants them right back in there. We'll have to wait for the finale to see whether the monsters have a bright future, or whether they must settle for their lot in life.

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5.6
Gotham City Monsters #6

Feb 12, 2020

Ultimately, this series had more potential than it cashed in on. The complexity of the stakes and the promise of lasting implications were abandoned. It certainly makes for an entertaining read. The only problem is, it seemed like it had the power to be more than just entertaining.

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8.2
Hawkman (2018) #20

Jan 8, 2020

Hawkman #20 probably shouldn't work. It seems like the kind of plot that is so episodic; it would fit better in a video game. But the creative team pulls together to deliver a beautiful work. I only wish it was a video game because this is the kind of issue that makes me want to join this world.

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8.6
Lois Lane (2019) #7

Jan 2, 2020

Yet another amazing chapter in the saga of LOIS LANE. The creative team meshes brilliantly to tell a story full of intrigue and high stakes.

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8.2
Lois Lane (2019) #8

Feb 5, 2020

Another great chapter in the story of DC Comics' resident badass, Lois Lane.

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10
Suicide Squad (2019) #1

Dec 18, 2019

Suicide Squad #1 is exactly the riot it should be. It's undiluted fun that actively chooses not to hold back in each moment. Read this series while you still can, it's bound to be changing drastically as each month goes by.

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10
Suicide Squad (2019) #2

Jan 30, 2020

A great next chapter in an already brilliant series. SUICIDE SQUAD #2 balances tone remarkably, as the creative team works against each other's approaches to avoid the common pitfalls of a second chapter.

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9.8
Superman (2018) #18

Dec 11, 2019

Instead of pulling out all the punches, the creative team restrain themselves in SUPERMAN #18 and tell a beautifully quiet story instead.

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9
Superman (2018) #19

Jan 23, 2020

This is a Superman issue that does it all. The creative team from DC Comics shows us all the reasons we like Clark, and all the reasons we like Superman. And they remind us what makes the two so different.

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6.8
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1

Nov 27, 2019

With gorgeous panels like these, it's a shame that Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis suffered so much from the writing. It allows for little room for readers to breathe between monologues and enjoy the brilliant expressions and colors that really speak for themselves. If you want to read a great version of Infinite Crisis, then your best bet would be to re-read Infinite Crisis.

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8.4
The Infected: King Shazam #1

Nov 6, 2019

What seems like a simple step in the Year of the Villain turns out to be a surprisingly relatable story about a teenager who doesn't know what to do with all of these changes.

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8.2
The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion: Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas #1

Nov 23, 2019

This is a really entertaining comic and even when you feel like you have unanswered questions, you kinda just don't care.

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7
Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1

Dec 18, 2019

Daniel Warren Johnson has some brilliant ideas in this issue, someone just needs to tell him that.

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