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3.8 stars

Average score of 15 user reviews

The Most Amazing and Gonzo Comic Ever 1

This is the first issue of Man-Eaters that I ever saw, and I picked it up on a whim thinking my precocious and arty daughter might like it. It ended up being a little much for her right now.But I thought it was blanking fantastic. This comic makes zero sense, in an absolutely perfect way. In fact, it's not really a comic (although others in the series are; I picked up two more issues since this one). It's a mix of fake ads, rules to games, cut-out-able cards for card games, maps, and all kinds...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Hero, Discussed 0

This is the final issue of Mage: The Hero Denied, which is in turn the final series within the overall Mage trilogy. Mage: The Hero Discovered (sometimes called Mage I) first came out in 1984, and in it, Wagner told fans that he would soon write Mage II and III, The Hero Defined and The Hero Denied. Fans eagerly awaited the next installments, and regularly asked when they should expect their publication. It took a little longer than originally planned, and ended up working out something like t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A pitch-perfect end 0

Vision has been one of the best series I have read in a long time. It's an instant classic. The writing has such a perfect, measured pace, every word chosen exactly, the rhythm selective, the echoes from beginning to end carefully reflected back and forth. The characters are deep and human and mysterious and clear. The art is atmospheric and evocative and revealed details about the characters that we wouldn't have seen otherwise. The coloring matched and deepened the art. The covers were amazing...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Champions for who, exactly? 0

Marvel has just released Champions, a group with all teen members: Ms. Marvel, Viv the daughter of Vision, Nova, Miles Morales, Amadeus Cho Hulk, and soon kid Cyclops.The point of making a comic like this, one presumes, is to create a comic for kids. Marvel doesn't have a huge number of comics for kids right now, but has been trying to expand their options for younger reader in things like Squirrel Girl. So, putting together all the teen heroes at once, you'd think the idea is to make this a ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A classic Jessica returns! 0

This is a very solid first issue. For anyone who enjoyed Alias, Jessica's original MAX series, you should definitely check this out.The writing is Bendis when he's doing a good job. His signature style of dialog feels appropriate here, and the storyline is intriguing--both the larger meta-plot and the immediate detective work that Jessica is hired to do.Gaydos's art is excellent, with Jessica looking just like she did in Alias. I always got annoyed that the rendition of Jessica in New Avenge...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Peace and Redemption 2

***There are a couple spoilers here, but not too many.***Secret Wars ends with a bang, not a whimper, but it is a wonderfully soft bang.To be sure, it has plenty of pyrotechnics. There is a great battle between T’Challa and Doom that takes place on many levels, including the metaphoric, and a confrontation between Reed and Doom that gets down to brass personal tacks.But it is the thread of the Molecule Man’s story that makes it work, as is true with the original Secret Wars (I and I...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Read almost anything else instead 0

I'll be straight, this was one of the least-rewarding comics I've read in years.The comic basically throws together a bunch of random characters and has them fight, a situation I've heard compared to Secret Wars I, and a basic scenario that I am fine with. However, Secret Wars I, in my opinion, actually had some interesting stuff going on in the plot and characters, and isn't the comparison I'd use. Instead, it made me think of Infinity Crusade, where the team of heroes fought other heroes on ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great wrap up and use of Owen Reece 2

I have been back and forth on the New Avengers/Incursion storyline. It's been overly drawn out, and overly complex, but has lots of interesting themes and characters. One of those characters is the Molecule Man, a favorite of mine. The Molecule Man is often written without any respect, so I often dread seeing what an author does with him. Hickman, however, is a good writer, so I have been holding out good hopes for what he would do with him in this arc. In this issue, Hickman shows that he...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Superior Finale 1

Superior Foes was so amazingly superior.Was it the Ulysses of third-string villain comics? Maybe not, but perhaps the "Waiting for Godot"?This issue, the final issue, was just fantastic. So may reveals, so many twists, such great character moments. It’s hard to even know where to start. Seriously, he wraps up plot threads you didn’t even know existed until this issue. Let’s just say that every detail you wanted to know, you find out, plus you see the entire series in a whole ne...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Grendel vs the Shadow--something to keep an eye on 0

I am a huge Grendel fan. I've read every issue of anything Grendel-related. Grendel started in the 80s and has come out in a variety of volumes and titles since then. It has been several years since the last series (Behold the Devil), so I was excited to see what Matt Wagner would do with this crossover.Wagner is, to my mind, one of the top creators in the profession when he's at his peak. Sometimes he doesn't quite reach his peak though (cough cough Mage II), so it's always a bit of an unknown ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

More (Eh) Scary Monsters 2

For those who didn't watch the X-Files TV series, it had two major kinds of episodes: the conspiracy or mythology episodes, which were usually multi-episode arcs and carried the through-line of the plot; and the scary monster episodes, which are pretty self-explanatory: stand-alone episodes with scary monsters. And they were--at least to me, ten or twenty years ago--pretty scary sometimes. They did a good job of making short, effective experiences of suspense and horror.X-Files Season 10, the of...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Lovely and Amazing 0

Wow wow wow wow wow.  This is one of the best monthly comics I have ever read, especially when considered in it's place as the capstone to a fantastic long-running story arc.   It's thoughtful, it's emotionally deep and affecting.  It caps off rich characterizations and complex plots.  It makes it clear that everything that has happened with Loki, starting with Siege: Loki onwards, has been part of a grand plan, and I've rarely seen a long-term arc come off this well in comics before.  The art w...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Woah--with major spoilers 0

I think the overall plot of this crossover is a little confusing.  But let's ignore that.  This will be less of a review than an editorial. This story had a completely surprising twist.  I'm just going to describe it in detail in the spoiler block.  SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.It turns out (unless he's lying) that Kid Loki is actually Evil Loki!  He's been playing everyone all along.  Unless (again) he's lying when he says THAT.  This revelation (or new trick) took me c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Some good, some bad 0

Overall I'd say this was a not-impressive book with some good stuff in it.  I've become very interested in Noh-Varr in the past several months, so it was good to see him figure centrally here.  It looks like he'll be doing some butt-whupping next issue (if the cover is any indication, which of course it isn't necessarily), so that will be fun to see; I want to see what he's like when he's going all out.  The details with his girlfriend were also nicely written.  The rest of the dialog was kind o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good background to AvX 0

So, this is my first review.I haven't read X-Men Legacy before, although I've read plenty of X-Men in general. It always seemed to me to be one of those random X-titles that didn't have a reason to exist besides selling more books (this was just an assumption and not based on anything). So I finally picked up this issue because it looked like it would have some interesting AvX-related battles, and I enjoy me some hero-on-hero battles.It did have some of that, but what I was pleasantly surprised ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.