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Nazis, vampires, dogs 0

This is a high quality series. You're bound to enjoy AT LEAST one of the stories. This time I liked all three. We get Nazis with magic, vampires, and most importantly, anthropomorphic dogs. That is the story I was not expecting. It's called A Canterbury Tail, and I found it very amusing. It takes place in the future, and I guess mankind has been wiped out and superseded by humanoid dogs. Unfortunately the story continues in the next issue, so hopefully I'll be able to find a copy someday!...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Kirby's project 0

Jack Kirby wrote, illustrated, and edited this series. The art is very cool, of its time, and unique. The story? Im not sure what was going on. Keep in mind this bears little resemblance to the movie. The Monolith is featured, but that's about it. Anyway, I couldn't make much sense of the plot, but it was nice to look at....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Young Victor 0

This issue tells the story of Doom coming to America to study. Here, he meets Reed Richards, and receives secret funding from the military for his scientific work. He is already evil as a young student. Fascinating story from Ed Brubaker. Very good artwork by Pablo Raimondi....

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Batman voodoo story 0

I didn't really like the voodoo aspect of this story. I've read a lot of Batman and Detective comics from this era, and this isn't as good as the standard stories of the time. There were a couple things I liked, such as Phantom Stranger popping up out of nowhere. But overall, a below average tale....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sorry. 0

I'm sorry, but I didn't like anything about it. I was really excited when zi first heard about it, because the case D.B. Cooper is so interesting. When I heard it was going to be about a clandestine, supernatural war that's being waged unbeknownst to society, I was sort of disappointed, because that same plot has been done to death in recent years. But I gave it a shot. I'm sorry, but I didn't like the art, the writing or the plot. There was nothing to get me hooked, and just cliche. Sorry....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I didn't like it. 0

I didn't like the dialogue by Al Ewing, at all. It was irritating. I did like the art of Luke Ross, though. Spider-Man was probably the only thing I liked about this issue. I'm not sure exactly what was going on in the story, having not read the previous issues, but I also thought it was weird how mean Wasp was to She Hulk. If I find more issues in a bargain bin, I'll probably give them a chance....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Promising 0

Maybe this should only get three stars, but I think it was an enjoyable issue, basically just setting up the next one. A mutant from Venezuela is sent to live with her uncaring father in the US after a family tragedy. The problem is, I really didn't like the art by Keron Grant. Nice cover art though....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bill 0

What's on display here is the art of Bill Sienkiewicz. Here we get to see his unique take on Cloak and Dagger in this atmospheric episode, in which Cloak learns a valuable lesson from Professor Xavier. Chris Claremont writes, so it's wordy, but in the end I think you'll appreciate the character study. 8/10...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Unbearable. 0

Oh man, the first story is almost unbearable. I had to skim most of it. The cover art is ridiculous, but funny. Unintentionally, though. The only saving grace here is that the backup Superboy story is alright. Not great. But decent. This is strictly for Superman fanatics!...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great one-shot 0

I'm somewhat new to DC, but this is one of the best Batman/Superman team up one-shots that I've read. It's just a good old fashioned, and very creepy vampire story that features a tense relationship between Bats and Supes. It was written by John Byrne during his prime, and did I mention the amazing artwork by the incomparable Art Adams?? Track down this book and read it....

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

UCWF 0

Now that the wretched Rocky Grimm: Space Ranger storyline is over, we can get back to what the Thing does best. Simple stories and plenty of Clobberin' Time in the city. I love these Unlimited Class wrestling issues. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was a kid and wrestling was hugely popular at the time. I like this whole series, but the last few issues are my favorite part of it....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Swamp Thing 122 0

I didn't feel much after reading this. The first half of the story just wasn't very interesting. The writing was fine and the art was fine. But not great. In fact, I think the pin ups by Art Adams and Charles Vess were more interesting than the story. The Eye of the Needleman storyline is definitely not essential....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A slight dip 0

Here we come to a slight dip in the series, for me anyway. I can't say exactly why, but I just can't bring myself to care very much about this theater troupe. Luckily, I think the next issue will start going in a different direction. But even the mediocre issues of this series are better than most of the stuff out there....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bargain Bin discoveries: Claremont's FF 0

Chris Claremont never wrote on the original Fantastic Four series, so I was looking forward to see what he would do with the team. As it turns out, his run ended with this issue, so I came in at a bad time I guess. I can only speak of this issue. It starts out good, and has some good things going on. But eventually, Sue's thought bubble become just way too much, and the dialogue starts going on and on. This is a typical Claremont problem. But with the X-Men it was worth it. Here... not really....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not an Origin Story 0

I just wanted to point out that this is not the origin of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. We don't really learn anything new about them. But we do begin to question things, as the two travel to East Transia. Maybe the next issue has more of the story unfold, I don't know. Other than that, it is a solid issue, with good artwork from John Byrne....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Essential Ultron 0

This is one of the best issues of the series in my opinion, and it is definitely an essential Ultron story. His evil creepiness is on full display here. This is Jim Shooter doing good work, and his love of slowly destroying Hank Pym is really going strong here. Go out of your way to read this one....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Reminiscent of Tales From the Crypt, Outer Limits 0

This issue has three stories, and somewhat surprisingly, they're all good, and I would say they still hold up today. They are clever little stories with ironic twists at the end, reminiscent of the Twilight Zone, and other such horror anthologies. This issue is very readable and stars Frankensteins, vampires and centaurs, what more could you want?...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Stand alone issue 0

This is a stand alone issue, which I believe are good to have once in awhile as a break from the conspiracy storylines. There isn't anything special at all about the story, but art and atmosphere are very good, as they have been since the series started. But most importantly, we get more Mulder and Scully which is enough. Remember, if every single issue had life altering events going on, eventually things would get out of hand! I've seen it happen to many Tv shows and comics....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not a collector's issue 0

I just wanted to write this review, mainly to point out that this is not a collector's issue like it says on the cover. It is a good, competent issue, but it actually does nothing to forward the direction that Frank Miller was starting to take the series. Also, last issue we were told Punisher would be in this issue, which he isn't. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

oh god 0

This is an abomination. This is the worst art (Rob Liefeld) ever to be seen in a Captain America comic. I hear tell that Marvel cancelled Captain America vol. 1 in order to let Rob Liefeld take over the character. I can't imagine a character more mismatched for Liefeld's... talents. This is a travesty. I think Liefeld leaves this series a few issues in. I will check those out, but not this. Not this....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not very good 0

Luke Cage is strapped to a bomb that will destroy Chicago if it blows up. The guy with the bomb wants to take over Chicago, and figures they will either let him have Chicago, or he'll just kill everybody. That's it. There's really nothing else to this issue. The problem is, there's no charm or style to make up for the bland plot....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Yorick free 0

First of all, this has to be one of the best covers of the series. Now about the issue. I think the main character, the "last man" is probably the worst character in the series. He doesn't appear in this issue, and it's sort of a relief. Y: The Last Man is one of the best comic sagas of the last couple decades, so check out this issue, and all the other ones....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Marvel Spotlight 0

I appreciate the fact that the Original Ghost Rider series exists, because it provides a cheap way for me to read these early Ghost Rider appearances. But that's about as much praise as I have for this issue. It is a reprint of Marvel Spotlight #8, which is not a great story. First it involves Ghost Rider in Hell, as Mephisto (Satan) tries to command GR's former mentor to kill him. Then the story totally switches gears to a story about a Native American trying to prevent Johnny Blaze from doing...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

48 pages of meh. 0

I generally think fight scenes are the least interesting part of comics... and this was basically a 48 page fight scene between Thing, Black Bolt, and a boring villain called Graviton. It wasn't bad per se, but there wasn't really anything here to recommend. You could pretty much skip the whole middle of the issue and not miss anything....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great beginning 0

This was a perfect beginning to what looks like will be a series I will follow. The art isn't anything to write home about, but it's all about the dialogue, the characters, and a side of the Marvel Universe we usually don't see: the legal side! Oh, and the humorous side!...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Epic showdown 0

This is a pretty standard, guy is hired to kill the hero then they fight sort of deal. But I think this is one of the best Hulk battles of the era. With Absorbing Man absorbing anything he can to get the advantage, including Hulk himself! Classic issue in my opinion....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Thor to the rescue. 0

I liked the previous issue better than this. I really liked the cover art for both issues. The problem is this is basically a damsel in distress story, the only noteworthy thing about it really is the rare encounter between Thor and Dracula. But it's enough to pass the time until Walt Simonson takes over in a few issues. Recommended reading for this issue: Uncanny X-Men #159, and Doctor Strange #59....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wow 0

This episode is one of the best Punisher stories I've read in a long time, and also my first introduction to the Civil War storyline. And I'm hooked. Captain America and the Punisher couldn't be more different, but Matt Fraction reminds you they are also the same in many ways. Check out one of the most unlikely team up issues you'll see. This volume of Punisher is outstanding....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Phoenix secret history 0

I know nothing about Avengers vs. X-Men, I just picked up this issue because it had "Bendis" and Iron Fist on the cover. This issue is very cinematic as other reviewers have mentioned. I was pleasantly surprised that this story has revelations about the history of the Phoenix force... and the Iron Fist. Ominous revelations, to say the least. This storyline has my curiosity. 8/10...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Morrison and Quitely 0

Frank Quitely compliments Grant Morrison like Gene Ha compliments Alan Moore. I think if you can embrace the character of Damien, and the idea of a non Bruce Wayne Batman, and just have faith in these guys to create a damn good, 25 issue saga, then you'll love this series. So far my only complaint is the design of the Batmobile. But who cares? The rest of the art is awesome....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hulk highlight 0

Bruce Banner is about to be executed on live TV, and the heroes of the world look on. Can they help him in time? Should they even help him at all? Is the Hulk too dangerous to live? The first half of this issue is something of a minor classic by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema. All the big characters of the Marvel Universe weigh in on the Hulk and their relationship to him in a great, tension-filled montage. Too bad it kind of winds down at the end, otherwise this would be a five star issue....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Larry Hama's G.I. Joe 0

This is the first ever G.I. Joe comic. It debuted even before the animated series. This series has a very good reputation, as the creators took the material seriously and didn't dumb anything down for kids. Give a lot of credit to writer Larry Hama for infusing these action figures with personalities and histories. This is also the first appearance of Hawk, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, and more....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Joss Whedon's X-Men 0

What I love about Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, is that he really rolls with what Chris Claremont set up. That is, I very diverse team that is more like a family... a very, very dysfunctional family! I love the drama between the X-Men, I always have. I think that's what really set apart the Uncanny X-Men back in the day, and Joss Whedon is taking that concept and updating it for the modern audience. I haven't really read the issues after Whedon left, but I can easily recommend the first twen...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One star 0

This made me wonder who thought, of all stories, that this should deserve the graphic novel format. Why did this need to be longer and more expensive than an average Ghost Rider comic of the time? Long story short, an evil creature kinda forms out of nowhere and wants the help of Ghosty, Logan, and Pun to defeat Mephisto. They all decline and then they fight. The good guys win. That's pretty much it. I ended up skimming a lot of the dialogue because it was unnecessary. It was basically just one...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Don't need it 0

There is a strange obsession with making "year one"s for everything going around. But of all the characters in comicdom, or even pop culture in general, that need a back story, Dredd has to be towards the absolute bottom of the list. Do we really want to know who he is, where he came from, what's under the helmet? I don't. But, this is a pretty harmless issue. It's pretty average fare, I guess I'm just more questioning the usefulness of a series following a young Dredd. I would say it's worth a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Loveless 0

It's been months since I read this issue, and I'm still annoyed at how horrible I think it was. So I figured I would just post this as a notice to avoid this series. I usually like writer Brian Azzarello, and the artwork was good, but I just can't get behind this series and these characters. Maybe it gets better later on, but I doubt I'll find out....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman '66 0

This is one of my favorite series that is currently running. In fact it's one of the only comics that I follow each month. I think it will be pretty easy to tell if you will like it just by looking at the covers. It's an homage to the 1966 TV series, and is written and illustrated in the same style, even down to the Caesar Romero's mustache! If it doesn't look like your cup of tea, it probably isn't. This is a perfect book for relaxing after a stressful day, just good old fashioned fun....

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Nightbreed 0

This should be a must have for horror fanatics. A Clive Barker comic, with David Cronenberg (technically) on the cover? It doesn't get much better than that. The art by Jim Baikie is top notch. Captures the tone of the movie. Definitely not for people who can't handle a little gore!...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Masterwork 0

This is a series that lives up to the hype and goes far beyond it. I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the best works of fiction I've seen that is inspired by the events of 9/11. This is not a superhero comic. The main character used to be a superhero, yes, but don't think this is like anything in comics you've read. It's surprisingly political, yet personal. Only time will tell, but I believe this is a masterpiece....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Krypto 0

Any issue where Krypto the Superdog stars in a dogfood commercial can't be all bad, right? This issue wasn't terribly interesting, but a decent read. Unfortunately the main story only starts to get going in the last page, so I guess I'll have to read 463 to see what happens to Superman in 1776!...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.