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X is for xtremely boring. 0

 For a storyline that has been building for years this was a pretty lack luster start. In fact it was pretty formulaic and uneventful. Is it just me or are the X-Men becoming really boring? Lately every treads the same old ground and feels like the same recycled, regurgitated crap. Do you want to see how routine this commodity has become? Here, check it out. In this issue Cable jumps through time into our present with the mutant Hope, the first mutant born since M-Day. Cable? Jumping throug...

1 out of 7 found this review helpful.

It was about the journey. 2

 When I was near the end of the seventh book in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series Steve took a minute to stop the story and gives the reader a warning. He simply guards that reading his series was never about reaching the end, rather, the story was always about the journey. Before I cracked open my copy of Blackest Night #8 I allowed myself to remember this. Over the past few years I feel like I've poured a lot of my personal time and interest into this event so when I say reading this i...

9 out of 11 found this review helpful.

We're through the looking glass, folks. 0

EXPLODING HEADS?!?11!! This psychotic reporter took this old lady's head into her hands and exploded it between her palms like rotten fruit!!!1 It was un-sane!   And ANSWERS!!11 We receive glorious, delicious, fleeting bits of answers in this issue about that alternate reality we've been soooo curious about!!! This issue was like a hard punch in the gut. There were lot of revealing moments and shocking scenes which have coalesced well into Vaughn's witty dialogue and political rhetoric. Tony H...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Colorbrite unite! 0

Before I get into this issue I really need to address something, and that something is Larfleeze. I feel he's being used inconsistently and I'm bothered by it. Basically this alien is a self-contained lantern corp. Before he and the Guardians of the Universe came to an agreement Larfleeze was able to murder a dozen Guardians with his light. In fact during the Agent Orange storyline he was able to just materialize through a branding into the Guardian's inner sanctum and threaten them. ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Emotional Tethered Registered. 0

It's been a long time since I felt compelled to re-read an issue as soon as I finish it… I was at the gym on an elliptical while reading this and I think I was creating a scene because I was literally freaking out, throwing my arms up in the air, and talking to myself while reading this issue. It was just THAT GOOD. The meat of it: You should have read Green Lantern #48 before reading this. The seven Lantern Corps have finally united in an effort to neutralize the Black Lantern threat. Believin...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A harsh critique...? 8

Okay, here's some honesty: I only started reading this series because of a lesbian Batwoman. I feel better having admitted that. So… No tangents this time around about my personal life, let's just jump into the review.  This is part two of Batwoman's origin story and I was much more satisfied with this issue than lasts; unfortunately that's not saying much because this issue has some severe flaws. My chief complaint (which is the most important) is that I'm just not buying this o...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Flashback Wednesdays! 0

  VIBE is back from the dead?!?! Seriously? Is this for reals? Believe it, folks, because this is really happening. And what's worse is he even talks in his Chicano gang slang! It's just too good to be true! Not even death can wash away the failure that is Vibe and his urban street slang! I was worried something like this would happen.   I just knew they were going to bring back some lame character from the late 80's or early 90's. Next we'll be treated to someone like "The Hoop Master" or "Sti...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Poop Potato?... 0

I don't think I've ever read a comic this fast in my entire life. It took less than three minutes. I was able to. read it multiple times very quickly and it was pretty fun. If you like your comics with little words, gloomy art, really cute girls, and occasionally peppered with a laugh I'm sure you'd enjoy this. It's pretty typical "Goon" material so if you're not a fan of the Goon I really doubt you'll care for this. This book definitely has it's audience and from what I've found peop...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Masterpiece?... 3

I feel like this series is junk and that Grant Morrison, in strict context to this title, is highly overrated. What's worse is that I feel there's a lot of propaganda that people are buying into for this series. Babs made mention that this is "Grant Morrison's Masterpiece" which had me picking my jaw off the floor. His masterpiece? What's there to call a masterpiece? So far the entire series has been a stage for Morrison to parade his fetishes… Again. These fetishes have taken the form of th...

5 out of 11 found this review helpful.

This might seem kinda perverted... 0

Does anyone else think the Queen of Blood looks hot? Because I personally do… I think I have my new fetish locked down. No, I'm joking… Kind of. Let me put this hypothetical question to you: If it's drawn on paper and looks hot but would be profoundly horrifying in real life does that make it a fetish? I don't think it does. This was a weird issue. If you're expecting closure you might as well wash half a bottle of sleeping pills with two fingers of vodka because you're going to be disappointed...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Moar Red Lanterns. 2

  Well we all knew Geoff Johns was going to make Guy Gardner a Red Lantern at some point. We saw it advertised by DC a month or two on their website… This is the issue which sets that up. We don't actually see Guy become one… But we see the personal pain that's required for a Red Lantern's rage and we also find out where the ring he will wear comes from. So that was kind of cool. I'm really interested to see what Guy will be like as a Red Lantern and if he'll be that way for a while… This iss...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Oh no he didn't! Oh yes he did! 0

  I’m so fking pissed off right now… This will be my fourth time trying to write a review for this god damned issue. The last three times I’ve watched my review be eaten by some kind of page error… Most men would have given up by this point… But I’m so irritated and dead set on posting a review now that I cannot stop myself. If my life is to go on I need to post this. And what really pisses me off is that all three reviews were pretty funny and fair. But I don’t even give a shit now. I just ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Meh... 0

This issue really made the series for me.  But that's not necessarily praise...Throughout the last four issues I was very underwhelmed with the story. A lot of the concepts were interesting such as the ectoplasmic medium and the monster that's afraid of it's own bones... Even Gulliver from "Gulliver's Travels" is a main character who accompanies Edward Grey in his investigation... But I sincerely feel the series as a whole failed to launch and by the time I set this issue down I started really m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Which side of the fence are you on? 1

When it comes to comics it seems like people are either on one side of the fence or the other.  Either you'll be willing to pick up a new title that's outside the realm of capes and cowls or you won't. And the way I figure it is if you're one of those people who are willing to try this type of comic then you probably already have it in hand, and if you're not there's nothing I can say to make you try it.  I can't really blame anyone for not trying a new comic. Over 100 comics came out this week...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I lol'd irl. 0

Do you like Jack Kirby art? What about Hellboy? Even The Goon? Then you'll probably love this.   I was a little under-whelmed but that's not to say it's a bad issue. The resemblances to the Goon or Hellboy stop on the first page. This character is immediately written as something onto himself and I enjoyed that he's sort of split between worlds. He has a physical form on our plane of existence but he also has another form on the boundaries of Hell where he fights off Hell's armies, keeping them ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"Not THEE Willy Nelson." 3

I'm just copying the title from the show I'm watching right now. +2 points to whoever guess correctly.  Opening this comic felt like getting a hug from a good, towering, beefy friend that you haven't seen in a long time. His hugs just envelope you and it feels comfortable and safe. You feel welcomed and enjoy it more because you realize just how long it's been since you last saw him. You don't mind the body odor so much… Or the food stains cascading down his orange shirt… Or the fact that he ha...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I wouldn't wipe my crack with this. 3

  I love to hate on an issue. Actually, strike that, I love to hate on a DESERVING issue, and this issue is soooo deserving of every bit if hate that I have. I just want to smile and let my hate pour through my teeth like water through a sewer grate. AND… I want my money back. I only picked this issue up because G-Man made it sound like it might not suck but it did suck in a major way. So the story… It's about two brothers, one a priest and the other a merc, and neither of them have any redee...

2 out of 9 found this review helpful.

It's cost effective. 0

  Did you know that the trade for this title is only going for $10? That's right, just ten measly dollars for the first four issues of this little gem. That's not too shabby when compared to the $3.99 cover price per issue. So why haven't more people picked this title up yet? I have no clue. Personally I feel it's pretty remarkable. It's not the greatest thing since sliced bread but it's definitely found its way into the top five books that I'll be waiting for each month. If you're familiar wit...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Jaded comic review #21 1

So here we have the continuation of "Blackest Night" which really isn't a continuation at all. I know what my problem is. It's not my devastating good looks, nor is it my inexplicable crying whenever I hear "It's a Small World." It's my expectations for "Blackest Night." I need to stop visualizing "Blackest Night" as some physical object that has velocity, moving steadily towards a conclusion. This ride is going to have a ton of rest stops along the way and if I'm going to enjoy it I need to...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Here comes the end... 0

My main complaint with this issue and with this series as well is that there are very few people reading it.  This is something that boggles my mind.    Most readers are only too happy to take a spoon and gorge themselves on the sh*t which we buy from Marvel or DC (I know I know... Wildstorm is under DC, whatever). But God forbid we CHALLENGE ourselves with a comic that strives to do more than just maintain superhero clichés. This comic touches on hot-button political issues consistently and c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not a bad start. 1

I only picked this book up because I've been longing to see Bendis and Maleev team up again. Their work on Daredevil was always some of my favorite so coming into this story felt like coming home to a good meal.  And it should also be noted that for the most part I've been avoiding most Marvel books since Secret Invasion. I've always thought Skrulls were weak and I hated the idea. So between Secret Invasion and Dark Reign which I've both avoided like an STD I really knew nothing coming into this...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Deja Vu 3

Remember Superman: Birthright?  You should read that instead.   The entire time I was reading this issue I kept thinking of Birthright. I thought about Mark Waid's superior writing and Leniel Francis Lu's superior art and just how Waid was able to establish a completely compelling and fresh mythology for Superman....   And I can't help but feel that this mini series is just completely unnecessary.    I've heard about the Superman lawsuits and I imagine this might be a way for DC to retain their ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Groundbreaking panels. 0

The only attraction I had for this issue was the art but that alone was not a saving grace. But I can't deny the creativity displayed by J.H. Williams. The choices hes made when laying out this "Elegy" storyline has been mind blowing. It really challenges my perspective on comic book story telling. If Rucka had a say in how the panels were laid out then he obviously deserves some accolades as well but I have a sneaking suspicion that this was exclusively J.H. Williams. There's a part where Batwo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"This issue was neither hot nor cold 0

but because it was luke warm I shall spew it from my mouth... "That was some fancy paraphrasing from a movie I really enjoy, "Gangs of New York."  But instead of "issue" use the word "person." Because Bill the Butcher didn't read comics...You should probably watch that movie instead of reading this comic. I think the price for a rental would be the same as the cost of this issue. I get really bored with Superman books.  I just don't think he's very interesting and I don't think he's written very...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ouch, $5 for this? I suppose it's worth it... 0

I bet you can't guess what happens in this issue!   If you guessed that Wolverine kills a f-ck ton of Hulk Hillbillies then you're right!  So obviously this issue didn't really deliver in the Story Department. But let's face it we weren't buying this issue for a surprise ending. We all bought this issue because we wanted to see Wolverine kill a lot of people. And he does. He kills a ton of people.  He kills a lot of people in a lot of awful ways. And he also tears a cow in half. I can't remember...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

What a sloppy issue... 7

  I'm not impressed with this issue. That's not to say this issue is without its fair share of awesomeness. But I do expect a certain caliber of writing when it comes to a storyline as epic as this one and I think Geoff Johns dropped the ball with this issue. Geoff Johns uses the Indigo light in a very predictable and boring way. We all knew he was grooming this light to be the light which could kill a black lantern. Imagine my surprise when that was exactly what happened. I'm not very satisf...

4 out of 9 found this review helpful.

An open letter to Marvel... please forgive the profanity 0

After the end of "welcome to the Bayou" there were three supplemental stories, each two pages long. These stories became a trip down memory lane.By the end of that trip I was so pissed off about this title changing that I started getting a head ache.   One of the stories in particular, "Father's Day," really got my blood boiling. If you've been reading Punisher MAX since the beginning then you'd know why. It recounted six intense scenes from six different stories and I became instantly pissed of...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Murderfest aught nine 0

Go figure that the "auxiliary" title for Green Lantern would deliver on the promises made for Blackest Night.   This issue is hardcore.  When I say it was Murderfest I'm not even coming close to the carnage that was displayed. And to further heighten the dread building up on each page Peter Tomasi manages to put some weight and depth into each death that occurs. Not one death is wasted like some are in numerous zombie movies. Through the eyes of these Black Lanterns we see the fear and complicat...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

F-CKING EPIC 0

Hellboy has by far been a favorite character of mine for some time.  I've been reading the title for years and years, I collect every bit of memorabilia that I come across, and I've even gone as far as getting a Hellboy tattoo that covers my entire right calf (totally unforgivable). He's probably the only character I'm this passionate about.  His world encompasses all my interests in mythology, the occult, the paranormal, horror, and he's just written so damn well. He's just a genuinely intrigui...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Wait, what comic was I reading? 0

 I'm wondering if Brubaker knew this is how the series would end when he first put pen to paper. I've heard that sometimes a story can write itself and grow beyond the writer's initial intentions. Stephen King speaks of that sort of phenomenon all the time but not being a writer I wouldn't know it works. I guess I'm mulling over this because I felt like this issue was out of sync with the mood and style that has been established over the past five issues. And if he had a story in mind from th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This is the title you should be reading. 0

My first thought when putting this issue down was this: I'm starting to like that the Green Lantern title is becoming more than a Hal Jordan book.  This issue really nails how HUGE this entire story has become. I don't think Hal Jordan appeared once in this entire issue and I didn't care at all.  Because Geoff Johns is showing me that GL's supporting cast can be infinitely more intriguing.   I find myself liking Sinestro more and more with every issue.  There's something really provocative about...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Brubaker consistently delivers. 0

This issue wasn't mind blowing but I'm glad I can always depend on Ed Brubaker to deliver a decent comic.  And I'm REALLY glad that Brubaker is taking the title in a different direction... Finally...  I've felt that a lot of the stories coming out of Daredevil have been really similar for years now.  Probably ever since the "Hardcore" storyline by Bendis and Maleev where the Kingpin returned again. All the stories have been about Matt being pushed to his limits, how Matt endangers everyone aroun...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's what I've been waiting for. 0

I feel like not enough people read this comic and it kind of pisses me off. This is the one book that is consistently, issue after issue, delivering a good story every month yet I never hear anyone mention it nor do I see anything about it on comicvine or anywhere else.   It's disappointing. I feel there are far too many avid comic book readers who sacrifice their time, money, and intelligence on awful stories and events that are vomited out by either DC and Marvel. And what happens is a book li...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Underwhelmed. 0

What should be a HUGE change for one of the FF's greatest villains seems to be wrapped up within a few panels and left alone. Instead we have the last third of this issue dedicated to Ben's wedding, or lack there of, and then it's done. Now we'll have a new creative team on board and we ca- WAIT A GOD DAMN SECOND! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS CRAP THAT MILLAR IS PULLING?!?!  Did anyone else read the crap that was pulled in this issue? Either Dr. Doom is the most ultimate bad-ass ever and we should stop...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I got my Hellboy fix. 0

  It's been a long wait between issues… We're talking months. Was the wait worth it? It's hard to say. The story was alright. At the end of issue four Hellboy was trying to get into a castle. At the end of issue five he finally gets into the castle. Alright… So now what? Why couldn't he have done that like an issue ago? So what happens… Hellboy has a nice little fight with a general from Hell guarding a bridge… The Queen of the Witches declares herself a war goddess and continues to look hot eve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A lot of substance but not much progression. 0

As far as progression goes this issue doesn't really take the story anywhere.  For a mega event that spans 8 issues I would expect a certain stride with each new chapter... But Geoff Johns does give the reader a lot to absorb and think about.  The developments with The Specter and Deadman were interesting and it alludes to how the black rings work with the corpses they take control of.  What I interpreted was that the corpses work independently of the "soul" or essence or whatever you want to ca...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Very enjoyable. 0

I've never been a fan of Gabriel Ba's art.  I didn't care for the look or feel of the Umbrella Academy. For me it's too cartoony, too slapstick, and it always took me out of the story.  But I can forgive him for that.  Because BPRD 1947 looks fantastic. The art suits the story and he's able to capture the creepiness I've always been fond of when it comes to Mignola's characters and stories. But what REALLY works here is the story that Mignola and Dysart are weaving. I feel like Mignola has a bot...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Did anyone else start sweating during this? 0

This issue is wrought with sexual tension. Williams knows how to draw women, and he knows how to draw two women in a tussle even better. I found the art to be so fantastic that at times it was almost a distraction. I wanted to keep flipping pages not because of the story but because of the art.  Sometimes that can be a draw back though. Reading the issue a second time allowed me to follow the story better. And it's just kinda alright.Batwoman is still investigating this cult and she's facing off...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Just depressing.... 0

I'm a faithful Goon supporter... But that being said this issue was just terrible.  The Goon's trademark off-color humor was missing, replaced by Brendan Small's Metalocalypse-brand humor which just doesn't translate well into comics. Franky becoming a coke addict? Yeah, I guess that's what Franky does but it just wasn't executed well. It wasn't funny at all actually.The art was an eyesore also. I love Powell's splotchy ink washes but mixing it up with Small's artwork on EVERY SINGLE PAGE was to...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.