Zarik Khan's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT!, Comics Bulletin Reviews: 21
7.5Avg. Review Rating

6.5
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #17

Mar 23, 2018

Annie Parker tries her hand at balancing responsibility and being cool, with mixed results.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #18

Apr 18, 2018

It seems like many of the same beats that were hit in the original Spider-Girl comic are hit here again in this issue, but there's no other choice Marvel has given to fans of the Peter-MJ dynamic and there are also few family-oriented books out in the market today like this one.

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8.5
Analog #1

Apr 3, 2018

Analog brings forth an intriguing premise by breaking the internet and exploring the fallout.

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6.0
Analog #2

May 8, 2018

I was mostly disappointed by this issue. After an intriguing premise with a strong back story and memorable characters, I was hoping for more information about the secrets and the villains. Unfortunately, the secrets themselves are still unknown along with their impact, and the villain turns out to be predictable.

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9.5
Breathless #1

Mar 28, 2018

Pharmaceutical executives, succubi and coroners cross paths as Pat Shand's new series dives into the world of diseases and cures.

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8.0
Breathless #2

May 2, 2018

This continues to be a great series with an intriguing story/script and artists that show care, but with more focus on action in this issue expectations are high for some significant revelations and twists next time.

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10
Doctor Strange (2015) #388

Apr 11, 2018

As the volume winds down, even in the midst of a crossover event Cates manages to find ways to start bringing home dangling thematic questions about Stephen Strange as a character that have always been present since Issue #1.

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10
Doctor Strange (2015) #389

Apr 25, 2018

This is arguably Marvel's best ongoing series at the moment.

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4.0
Doctor Strange: Damnation #4

Apr 25, 2018

Fantastic art, great character development and future possibilities for two characters, but nothing else.

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9.0
Lucy Dreaming #1

Mar 22, 2018

A welcome coming of age tale that manages to deftly mix fantasy with typical teenage struggles.

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8.5
Lucy Dreaming #2

Apr 20, 2018

This book has made it clear that no fictional genre or type of story is off-limits.

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9.0
Lucy Dreaming #3

May 16, 2018

With its latest issue, Lucy Dreaming has firmly established that it's no fluke, thanks to consistent art, a variety of different fictional scenarios, character depth and exploration, and a compelling lead who is a flawed person but refreshingly so compared to those around her.

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5.0
Secret War #2

Jun 9, 2004

Although there are some interesting character developments, nothing really "happens" of consequence in this issue, other than more revelations. In a such a short miniseries, unfortunately, that is a huge no-no at this point (second issue) and this looks like a bad sign as we approach the halfway point.

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9.0
She Could Fly #1

Jun 20, 2018

There's something in this title for all comic book fans, whether it's supernatural elements, dream sequences (or cats - who doesn't love cats?). As a Chicagoan, there's also quite a few tributes here to us natives. But the biggest draw by far, and what will keep you hooked, is the emotional pull and the universal appeal of a story that successfully explores the mindset and fallout for those that suffer from mental illness.

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3.0
Spectacular Spider-Man #15

Jun 20, 2004

A title's regular writer is handed a "crossover" assignment, an event that the Marvel higher-ups promised fans would never happen again unless it "made sense." This issue is quickly proving that the upcoming crossover and story arc makes anything but sense. If you are looking for a Spider-Man book that can be written with quality, sample Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, or Marvel Knights, but steer clear of this one until this nonsense is over.

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8.0
Spider-Girl #75

Jun 9, 2004

For longtime readers, Spider-Girl #75 is actually kind of slow-moving, but for those who haven't read this title before, it is a perfect jumping-on point. If you want be a part of something special that may not last much longer due to corporate snootiness and the beginning of a new comic also known as "Spider-Girl," the titling of which seems to be an attack to DeFalco and his loyal fans, then definitely pick up this issue of Spider-Girl...the original Spider-Girl. (Ugh, I'm going to have to get used to saying that...*shudders*).

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7.5
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #1

May 11, 2018

This adaptation picks up on the emotional resonance that seemed to be missing in the film and doubles down on it by removing some pointless scenes with corny humor and adding other scenes that give much needed character development.

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7.0
Subspecies #1

Mar 15, 2018

Subspecies #1 is a promising start to a series that has adequately set the stage and now needs to pick up the pace. The art carries the issue and covers for a slightly lengthy introduction, but the writers' knowledge and passion for the history of these characters is obvious and should guarantee an explosive showdown.

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7.5
Subspecies #2

Apr 23, 2018

This miniseries still hasn't pushed the envelope too much just yet by introducing any sort of major complexity (and may be running out of time to do so). But thanks to more action than before and art that truly services the story, it has set itself up to go out in a blaze of glory.

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6.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #61

Jun 29, 2004

Nothing too extraordinary takes place, although a couple of cameos and humorous scenes make it a little more than ho-hum. The arc plods along, but unless the next issue proves otherwise, this might not be Bendis' most original piece of work. The overload from doing too much at once might have started to kick in for the Ultimate writer himself.

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8.0
Wolverine (2003) #16

Jun 29, 2004

Action, action, action. Rucka still manages to interject a few important points here and there, add an ending that creates for speculation, and he and Robertson continue to develop what is shaping up to be a delightful final arc before they leave this book for Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.

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