Zach's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Sequential Planet, Comicsverse Reviews: 53
9.1Avg. Review Rating

8.3
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #3

Dec 27, 2021

A Righteous Thirst of Vengeance carefully unfolds its narrative, like a flower to morning light. In this case, that flower is most definitely a blood orchid.

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9
Amory Wars, The: Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV #1

May 18, 2017

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV #1 is a complicated and expansive sci-fi epic that is definitely worth the challenge for new readers.

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8.2
Angel Catbird #2

Feb 15, 2017

ANGEL CATBIRD Volume 2 is hilarious follow-up to Atwood's goofy and enlightening PSA about cat safety.

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10
Angel Catbird #3

Jun 20, 2017

ANGEL CATBIRD vol. 3: THE CATBIRD ROARS finishes this hilarious series off with a bang. The CATBIRD trilogy gets the ending it deserves.

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8.6
Angry Birds: Furious Fowl #1

Aug 26, 2017

ANGRY BIRDS: FURIOUS FOWL nails the spirit of the games and embodies everything great about their kooky visuals. Kids will love this adaptation.

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7.8
Black Cat (2020): Infinity Score #1

Dec 15, 2021

Giant-Sized is one of the most fun, best looking issues in a book all about fun, style, and heart. I'd love to see Villa draw Felicia again, maybe as part of a Thunderbolts roster.

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10
Bloodshot: Reborn #0

Mar 22, 2017

BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 is an excellent taste of what is to come in the character's future. The much-hyped twist is sufficiently noteworthy.

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10
Bloodshot: Salvation #1

Aug 2, 2017

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 is a visually and narratively experimental take on a classic character that succeeds in both respects.

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10
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1

May 13, 2017

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 perfectly melds its detective story, Roman setting, and supernatural elements.

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9.7
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #2

May 25, 2017

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 is an entertaining issue that adds new story elements and shifts the action to the gladiator arena.

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9.5
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #3

Jun 23, 2017

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 is a perfect blend of the gladiator combat, detective stories, and horror that has so far been the high point of the series.

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10
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #4

Jul 16, 2017

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #4 is a satisfying end to the current arc that proves this series is the best detective story in comics today.

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8.3
Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #2

Dec 27, 2021

It's rare to see a single person handle every aspect of a comic's creation, especially when that comic deals with such an iconic character. Chiang loves this book and it really shows.

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7.2
Chu (2020) #10

Nov 28, 2021

Saffron needs a lot more development as a character, but if you don't mind a "darker" side to the Chew-niverse, this issue should get you very excited in regards to what comes next.

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8
Deadly Class #49

Dec 2, 2021

A fine issue with some great interactions between Saya and Marcus, but one that seems married to #50. Bring on the end!

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8.7
Demon Days (2021): Rising Storm #1

Dec 16, 2021

Demon Days is a special book. Truly beautiful, with an ancestral narrative building toward a violent, emotional end. Rising Storm both clarifies and raises the stakes, setting Mariko on a course for either self-realization..or complete destruction.

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10
Divinity #0

Aug 17, 2017

DIVINITY #0 is a surprisingly personal dive into the Valiant Universe that leverages its title character's unique perspective.

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7.7
Elektra: Black, White & Blood #1

Jan 9, 2022

A fun read, but it serves more to whet the readers appetite for Elektra's undoubtedly major role in Devil's Reign.

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10
Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1

May 13, 2017

ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 is an action-packed one-shot adventure that covers everything fans love about the character.

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9.2
Faith #12

Jun 7, 2017

FAITH #12 is a hilarious team-up issue that features the hero matching wits with some off-beat villains.

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9.2
Faith and the Future Force #1

Jul 27, 2017

Faith and the Future Force #1 is everything great about Faith comics wrapped in an excellent event book.

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8.8
Go West #1

Jan 19, 2018

GO WEST #1 is a violent, thrilling western revenge tale that makes use of sparse visuals and a harsh setting to build a compelling world.

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9
Grass Kings #1

Mar 8, 2017

GRASS KINGS #1's compelling characters and breathtaking artwork more than compensate for the slightly derivative small town mystery plot.

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10
Grass Kings #2

Apr 12, 2017

GRASS KINGS #2 is a fascinating visual dive into the emotions boiling under the town's surface.

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9.5
Harbinger: Renegade #0

Nov 10, 2017

HARBINGER RENEGADE #0 is a successful prelude to HARBINGER WARS 2 and an incredibly exciting issue on its own. The mid-issue twist will shock even the most seasoned readers.

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8.7
Harbinger: Renegade #6

Aug 9, 2017

HARBINGER RENEGADE #6 does not follow the series' normal plot points, but it succeeds as a solid medieval fantasy one-shot.

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8.8
Harbinger: Renegade #7

Sep 6, 2017

HARBINGER RENEGADE #7 is a mellow, character-focused issue that succeeds because it focuses on its characters' internal turmoil.

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9.4
Harbinger: Renegade #8

Oct 12, 2017

Despite being a filler issue, HARBINGER RENEGADE #8 is an emotional rollercoaster that expertly leverages Kris Hathaway's inner struggle.

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8.4
Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1

Apr 15, 2017

IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT is a fun Valiant side story and intriguing repackaging of the classic Arthurian tale.

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8.7
Lady Mechanika: Monster of the Ministry of Hell #1

Nov 28, 2021

New readers may not be as excited as longtime LM fans to get a look at her early days, but this issue sets up what looks to be a truly nightmarish Victorian romp.

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8.7
Lady Mechanika: The Monster of The Ministry of Hell #1

Nov 28, 2021

New readers may not be as excited as longtime LM fans to get a look at her early days, but this issue sets up what looks to be a truly nightmarish Victorian romp.

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10
Loose Ends (2017) #1

Feb 22, 2017

LOOSE ENDS #1 and #2 make a great start to an intense and mesmerizing crime story that makes full use of its Southern setting.

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9
Maestros #1

Oct 23, 2017

MAESTROS #1 is a visually stunning fantasy comic that provides fans of the genre with over-the-top artwork and cosmic lore.

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8.8
Nick Fury (2017) #1

Apr 20, 2017

Nick Fury #1 is a great super-spy caper and homage to the character's classic 1960's roots.

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9.5
Ninjak (2015) #0

Sep 14, 2017

NINJAK #0 is a beautiful, emotional book that gives a new, vibrant look at its title character, but may be less of jumping on point than one would think.

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9.6
Ninjak (2015) #27

May 20, 2017

NINJAK #27 is a speedy and action heavy issue that lets the title character do what he does best -- be a badass ninja superspy.

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7.8
Once & Future #22

Dec 2, 2021

Visually stunning, but here's hoping Once & Future takes a few of its new narrative pieces and actually plays with them.

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6.2
Radiant Black #10

Nov 24, 2021

It's not a bad issue, but if feels *necessary* rather than a must-read installment. Future issues will better determine what role #10 plays in the Radiant Black saga.

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9
Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1

Jun 14, 2017

RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 is a visually stunning gloss over everything Valiant.

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9.3
Rapture #1

Jun 27, 2017

RAPTURE is a character-focused event book that shows off big visuals and varying art styles.

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9.2
Spencer & Locke #2

Jun 10, 2017

SPENCER AND LOCKE #2 is an entertaining and mind-bending homage to CALVIN AND HOBBES that explores the dark nature of childhood.

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9
The Chair #1

Jun 27, 2017

THE CHAIR #1 is a fantastic horror comic that uses realistic scares rather than relying on the supernatural or gory visuals.

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9.4
The Chair #2

Jul 13, 2017

THE CHAIR #2 is a perfect follow-up to the first issue. It challenges everything our death row bound protagonist thought he believed.

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10
The Chair #3

Oct 18, 2017

THE CHAIR #3 is a subversive and shocking issue that wildly and perfectly mixes up the previous issues' prime elements.

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9.8
The Chair #4

Dec 24, 2017

THE CHAIR #4 is a magnificent end to an incredible series. The twists and turns continue, as we reach the conclusion to this psychologically haunting prison character piece.

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5.8
The Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1

Dec 9, 2021

The book looks great and if you're a big Blade fan you might enjoy the stylish action. But it does nothing for new Blade readers and has precious little to do with the Death of Doctor Strange event.

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8.5
The Power of the Dark Crystal #1

Feb 22, 2017

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #1 is a solid start to what will likely be a fun fantasy epic and homage to the original film. The writing is epic and the art is imaginative.

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10
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #1

May 25, 2017

VICTOR LAVALLE'S DESTROYER #1 is a fascinating take on the classic Frankenstein story that perfectly adapts its best elements to modern times.

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10
X-O Manowar (2017) #1

Mar 13, 2017

X-O MANOWAR #1 is a refreshing reboot that pulls the character far from his classic superhero roots.

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10
X-O Manowar (2017) #2

Apr 29, 2017

X-O MANOWAR #2 is another compelling push into the series and character's new direction. The violence and psychological anguish in this issue are equally brutal.

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10
X-O Manowar (2017) #4

Jun 28, 2017

In the best issue to date, X-O MANOWAR #4 both develops the main character and incorporates amazing action scenes.

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10
X-O Manowar (2017) #5

Jul 26, 2017

X-O MANOWAR #5 is another outstanding installment in this series that makes the X-O Manowar armor an interesting character in its own right.

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9.5
X-O Manowar (2017) #6

Aug 21, 2017

X-O MANOWAR #6 puts political intrigue and conspiracy on the front-lines as it transitions the series from battle epic to strategic thriller.

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