Stein's Profile

Joined: Apr 04, 2018

Recent Activity

Stein dropped Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) from their pull list Nov 24, 2019

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019)

All hail the Supreme Shape! Gerard Way and the World's Strangest Superheroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! Featuring artwork by acclaimed cartoonist James Harvey, this issue finds the Doom Patrol facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal! Meanwhile, ...

+ LikeComment
Stein dropped Death or Glory from their pull list Nov 24, 2019

Death or Glory

SERIES PREMIERE
Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers-the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved dying Father's surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to...

+ LikeComment
6.0

I didn’t love the art, and was bugged by small inconsistencies throughout. Like when a character is apparently kickflipping down some stairs and ... but then is holding a longboard in the next panel?!

At least the story was properly weird.

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #1

By: Gerard Way, James Harvey
Released: Jul 3, 2019

All hail the Supreme Shape! Gerard Way and the World's Strangest Superheroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! Featuring artwork by acclaimed cartoonist James Harvey, this issue finds the Doom Patrol facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal! Meanwhile, ...

+ LikeComment
Stein added These Savage Shores to their pull list Jul 3, 2019

These Savage Shores

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, the East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is ...

+ LikeComment
Stein reviewed These Savage Shores #2 Jul 3, 2019
9.5

The first issue ended with a death of a major character, leaving one wondering how this story is going to sustain itself. But by the end of the second issue it’s clear that this character was a MacGuffin, and Ram V knows exactly what he is doing.

In this issue, tensions mount, local characters are eatablished, and storylines begin to interweave. We still don’t have a clear protagoni more

These Savage Shores #2

By: Ram V., Sumit Kumar
Released: Nov 28, 2018

The untimely demise of a nobleman gives the East India a new angle in negotiations to build their trade route. A vampire hunter finds bigger prey than he had bargained for, deep within the royal reserve. Along These Savage Shores, where the hunt is eternal, and hunter and hunted move in shadow.

+ LikeComment
Stein added Test to their pull list Jul 3, 2019

Test

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood-where they're test-marketing the future with tech that can't possibly exist yet, an...

+ LikeComment
Stein liked this:
Nihilist reviewed Superman: Up In the Sky #1 Jul 3, 2019
3.0

I can easily imagine a board meting at DC with conversation going more or less like this:
Dan DiDio: You are quite possibly the most hated writer at our house right now. People despised Heroes in Crisis and your Batman run. They accuse you of not telling any stories but some pseudointellectual gibberish, ruining Batman, Harley Quinn, Booster Gold, Poison Ivy, Wally West and Arsenal. And now y more

Superman: Up In the Sky #1

By: Tom King, Andy Kubert
Released: Jul 3, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Following a home invasion that ends in murder, Superman is put on the trail of a Metropolis mystery by Batman-but can even the Man of Steel discover the truth behind these tragic deaths, or their ties to the far-off world of Rann? These stories by Tom King with art by Andy Kubert guest-starring Green La...

+ LikeComments (6)
allenquanobi - Jul 3, 2019

I've read ur reviews on Tom Kings Batman, and while I'm not a fan of that series it's pretty clear you let that series affect your judgement on this book.

Nihilist - Jul 3, 2019

Note that I actually enjoyed first three arcs of his Batman run, and I often defend them. He later lost his way, clearly, and I don't feel like this comic is any different.

Stein added Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) to their pull list Jul 3, 2019

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019)

All hail the Supreme Shape! Gerard Way and the World's Strangest Superheroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! Featuring artwork by acclaimed cartoonist James Harvey, this issue finds the Doom Patrol facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal! Meanwhile, ...

+ LikeComment
Stein liked this:
Deadlybeavis reviewed Gideon Falls #14 Jun 19, 2019
9.0

I like doing sound effects when there's a trippy part. It seems like it doesn't add anything, but amuses me. Sweet comic.

Gideon Falls #14

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 19, 2019

"STATIONS OF THE CROSS," Part Three: After a near fatal encounter, Father Burke finds himself in "The Village," an eerie place where the people seem to worship Norton Sinclair and leave him with more questions than answers... at least until an old (and we mean REALLY old) Doctor shows up.

+ LikeComment
Stein added The Warning to their pull list Jun 24, 2019

The Warning

An enormous machine slowly materializes in a major West Coast city. Who sent it-and why-is a mystery, understood only by the malevolent beings gliding silently toward Earth through the inky vastness of space. In response, a multinational combat brigade called Gladiator Two-Six is deployed. Outfitted with next-generation military science and weapons...

+ LikeComment
Stein reviewed Paper Girls #29 Jun 8, 2019
2.0

Paper Girls 29 seems to be trying to hastily advance the narrative forward through awkward and unlikely dialogue in order to force a conclusion. Almost as bad is how this issue compresses what was previously at least an interesting perspective on culture into trite or superficial phrases.

Paper Girls #29

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
Released: Jun 5, 2019

PART FOUR OF THE FINAL ARC! It's the final showdown between past, present, and future in this explosive penultimate issue of the series!

+ LikeComment
Stein reviewed Black Hammer '45 #1 Jun 7, 2019
4.0

Neither the story nor the characters are engaging or believable enough to overcome the ragged, sketchy art.

Black Hammer '45 #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt
Released: Mar 6, 2019

During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron was formed to fight the Axis powers. With occult threats from the German side, this team must save a family of scientists from the Nazi's, but the mysterious and dangerous Ghost Hunter is hot on their trail. From the World of Black Hammer comes a truly gr...

+ LikeComment
Stein reviewed Paradiso #2 Nov 9, 2018
8.5

I’m hooked. If you like smart sci fi that builds on but doesn’t reply uppn classic tropes, you may be, too.

Paradiso #2

By: Ram V., Dev Pramanik
Released: Jan 10, 2018

Whispers of the Pneumas have brought Hazard to Aquarius. Noira realizes that she's in deeper than she would have liked. And, in the aftermath of the attack on his transport, Jack tries to find a way into Paradiso but wanders into a close encounter of the weird kind. Powerful forces are on the move in Paradiso City, but to what end?

Yeah, t...

+ LikeComment
Stein reviewed Nancy Drew #3 Nov 9, 2018
3.0

Perhaps the most offensive thing about the 2018 Nancy Drew series is how the cover art advertises intrigue and danger, while the contents are simple art with cartoonish, stereotype characters stumbling through blase challenges.

Nancy Drew #3

By: Kelly Thompson, Jenn St. Onge
Released: Aug 8, 2018

No more secrets...a dead body's discovered, and Nancy can't keep the mystery from her friends any longer. Will telling the truth and getting her crime-solving crew involved help crack the Bayport case, before someone else winds up dead? The modern take on the classic mystery icon continues from KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) an...

+ LikeComment
Stein reviewed Coda #6 Nov 9, 2018
8.5

Coda 6 is much needed jolt forward in a series that had slowed down almost to a crawl. Dialogue in this issue gives a little extra (and needed) depth to our conflicted heroes. Illustrations do much of the heavy lifting as the events set our heroes up for an important battle of wills.

Coda #6

By: Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara
Released: Oct 24, 2018

Hum and his allies have infiltrated the bandit city of Thundervale, but the secret villain commanding the city proves to be a much fiercer foe than anticipated.

+ LikeComment
Stein dropped Backways from their pull list Nov 7, 2018

Backways

There is a hidden nation. A nation of magic and madness, one that exists in all the forgotten spaces. Your basement, your attic, the haunted house down the street, anyone of those might be a part of the Backways.

Anna Merrick lost someone in the Backways, and she'll stop at NOTHING to get them back. Even if it means unleashing something u...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Death or Glory to their pull list Nov 6, 2018

Death or Glory

SERIES PREMIERE
Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers-the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved dying Father's surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to...

+ LikeComment
Stein dropped Backways from their pull list Nov 6, 2018

Backways

There is a hidden nation. A nation of magic and madness, one that exists in all the forgotten spaces. Your basement, your attic, the haunted house down the street, anyone of those might be a part of the Backways.

Anna Merrick lost someone in the Backways, and she'll stop at NOTHING to get them back. Even if it means unleashing something u...

+ LikeComment
Stein dropped Cold Spots from their pull list Nov 6, 2018

Cold Spots

MINISERIES PREMIERE! Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION, Harrow County) and MARK TORRES (Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity).
10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missin...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Seven to Eternity to their pull list Nov 6, 2018

Seven to Eternity

The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise t...

+ LikeComment
Stein added The Seeds to their pull list Nov 6, 2018

The Seeds

The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't?
The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity's essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Paradiso to their pull list Nov 6, 2018

Paradiso

The Midnight Event forever changed the world. Now, centuries later, Jack Kryznan arrives on the outskirts of Paradiso City, haunted by fragments of childhood memories and in possession of a mysterious device-one with the power to change the destiny of this living breathing metropolis, the people who dwell within, and the guardians who strive for an...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Cover (2018) to their pull list Nov 6, 2018

Cover (2018)

Years in the making, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and multimedia sensation David Mack, comes a brand-new graphic novel experience. And it's all kind of based on a true story. Sort of...
Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Cold Spots to their pull list Sep 25, 2018

Cold Spots

MINISERIES PREMIERE! Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION, Harrow County) and MARK TORRES (Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity).
10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missin...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Koshchei the Deathless to their pull list Jun 9, 2018

Koshchei the Deathless

Hellboy's immortal foe!

Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch. Now Koshchei relives every horrible act on his road to immortality and beyond, with none other than Hellboy himself-in Hell.

Mignola returns to Hell a...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Gideon Falls to their pull list Jun 8, 2018

Gideon Falls

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Sword Daughter to their pull list Jun 8, 2018

Sword Daughter

The Forty Swords came at night and murdered the entire village, save for two people: the infant Elsbeth and her grief-stricken father, Dag. Setting off on a revenge quest that will span the width of Viking Age Europe, they find the key to repairing their damaged relationship lies in the swords they carry. Created by Brian Wood (Northlanders, The Ma...

+ LikeComment
Stein added Isola to their pull list Jun 8, 2018

Isola

Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook's ...

+ LikeComment
Stein reviewed Monstress #16 Jun 3, 2018
7.0

The brilliance of Takeda's illustrations is often in the details, the sweeping lines, and the use of midtones to evoke a world beaten down by tyranny. In this issue the action between characters is weighed down and muddled by those features, obscuring much of what's actually happening.

Add to that this reader's growing frustration with the 2-dimensionality of Maika (After 16 issues all more

Monstress #16

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: May 9, 2018

As Maika descends into the labyrinthine lost world of the Shaman Empress, will Kippa find herself the victim of an unexpected treachery?

+ LikeComment
Stein added Monstress to their pull list Jun 3, 2018

Monstress

Astonishing X-men and Black Widow writer MARJORIE LIU returns to comics with artist SANA TAKEDA (X-23) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war b...

+ LikeComment

Reviews for the Week of...

December

November

More