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Category: Comic Book Reviews

Spider-Man Life Story #3 Comic Review

The first two issues of Chip Zdarsky’s ambitious Spider-Man epic were well crafted stories that cleverly remixed existing continuity. The series’ third issue falls trap to the possible consequences of Zdarsky’s approach to Spider-Man Life Story. Each issue covers a lot of ground, and up until this point Zdarsky managed to tell a complete story ...

Flash #70: ‘Year One’ Comic Review

Thanks to the well received and immensely popular Batman Year One, stories with that moniker have become tradition at DC Comics. JLA year one, Green Arrow: Year One, Robin: Year One, Wonder Woman: Year One — the list just goes on. Many of these stories were excellently retold origins that added to a character’s mythology. ...

Spider-Man Life Story #2 Comic Review

Cover art by: Chip Zdarsky As that gorgeous cover art suggests, Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley’s reimagining of the Spider-Man mythos has entered the disco era. Peter and the gang are a decade older, as is the Marvel Universe as a whole, but things haven’t been easy for this series’ core cast. The world around ...

Angel #0 Comic Review

Cover art by: Boris Pelcer In a surprise release from BOOM! Studios this week, the character of Angel returns to comics as a part of BOOM!’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot. First appearing towards the end of this week’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, Angel is given a quick and well executed set up for ...

Detective Comics #1000 Review

This review will cover every story in Detective Comics #1000. After the individual story review, there is some brief comments on the comic as a whole. Let's dive in. ‘Batman’s Longest Case’ By: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo After an epic five-year run-on Batman, it makes sense to include Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, whose ...

Transformers #1 Review

One of IDW’s best-licensed series of comics was their Transformers Generation One continuity. It modernized the Autobot/Decepticon war for the 21st century and eventually told stories that explore stories beyond the franchise’s core conceit. It was a wonderful 11 years of comic books storytelling, but everything gets rebooted eventually. IDW released the debut issue of ...

Strangers in Paradise XXV #10 Review

Strangers in Paradise XXV #10, Cover art by Terry Moore. When I purchased a copy of this comic book from my local store, I didn’t know that it would mark the end of Strangers in Paradise XXV. Then I saw the cover -- a beautiful homage to the very first issue of Strangers in Paradise ...

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Review

Summary: The Guardians are back with writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw at the helm. Guardians of the Galaxy #1 takes place after the events of Infinity Wars, which saw the breakup of the cosmic team following betrayals, universe bending hijinks and very notably, the death of well-known Marvel villain Thanos. Also, Wolverine was ...

Conan the Barbarian #1 Review

Conan the Barbarian #1 cover by Esad Ribic (2018) The Conan the Barbarian franchise has made its triumphant return to Marvel Comics under the stewardship of Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar. The pair's opening arc is called 'The Life and Death of Conan', and it’s an epic introduction to the next phase of Conan's comic ...

Fantastic Four #5 Review

To start this review in a personal way, I’ve been reading Marvel’s True Believers line of reprints, picking up a couple every Wednesday. It’s a cheap way to read some classic Lee/Kirby comics, one of which I picked up along with Fantastic Four #5 (also the series’ 650th issue over-all). It was a reprint of ...

Uncanny X-Men #3 Review

Uncanny X-Men #3 is a mixed bag. One the one hand it does have some very enjoyable sequences, but it also suffers from a weak plot structure and a disregard for character development. The action sequences are big and this comic emphasizes the superhero fun one can have reading an X-Men comic; for example, watching the ...

The Green Lantern #1 Review

Following the epic conclusion of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, the titular character makes his return, now under the stewardship of legendary comics writer Grant Morrison. Working with Liam Sharp, one of the most innovative artists at DC Comics, the Scottish born writer has created a premiere issue that serves as a re-introduction ...

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