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Sublime Paradise 0

Wonder Woman Earth One is a very interesting, and really unexpected kind of story. It lacks Morrison's traditional convolution, channeling the pure essence of a character in a way that reflects genuine knowledge over what the ignorant conception of the character; similar to All-Star Superman. What you need to know going into this, is that it's not an action story. It's not without action sequences, sure, but this isn't a tale that builds a villain into a climactic final battle for the sake of t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The REAL Guardians 0

I was definitely on board with Bendis on Guardians of the Galaxy early on in his run. He seemed to handle the banter with the characters really well, there was a lot of great dialogue creating a fun and weirdly grounded atmosphere. But it quickly became obvious that he didn't really have the story ideas to back it up and before Secret Wars the GotG series floundered around without much direction until it nosedived into absolutely ruining Venom and finally doing something interesting in The Black...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ladies Man 0

If the Future's End issue hadn't done it; this issue would be the one that completely sold me on Grayson. This issue was basically one giant confirmation that despite the darker nature of the story, a Dick Grayson series could still take time to just be fun. Really there's just so much to love about this issue even though the arc plot doesn't move forward much.There's some VERY interesting developments on the overarching story of the series, where we get a very inventive way for Dick to attempt...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Olive Silverlock's Adventures at Gotham Hogwarts 1

One thing that stands out and kind of bugs me about this series is how blatantly this school wants to be Hogwarts. The aesthetic of Gotham Academy is nearly identical, it's only missing all the magical items. This issue further emphasizes that comparison with the potions-esque science class and the massive library. It makes the academy feel like it has less of an identity as a setting; although the art itself depicting it is utterly perfect. Kerschl's artwork is completely perfect for a dark at...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Hal/Sinestro Bromance 0

Ok, this cover is absolutely AMAZING. The figure of Hal Jordan in the hand of... Black Hand creates a pretty darn iconic kind of picture alone; but the mind melting optical illusion behind him is wielded perfectly to create an unnerving surreal picture. All the Godhead Act II covers have optical illusion background, but this is by far the standout best among them. The whole double spiral style is ingenious. Just beautiful.Godhead had a very promising premise that started off really well; but qu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Prelude to Cadmus Island War 3

This cover's a mixed bag for me. Overall Ryan Sook is an amazing cover artist and he's been churning out some phenomenal work on Future's End. The simplicity works decently, especially with the energy flowing in Lois' hair. And I LOVE the barely noticeable tiny airplane way up in the sky. But to liven up the cover, they added the sky fading into text at the bottom, which I think would work... if a single word was legible. I mean, I could pick out 2 or 3, but overall the text is so muddled it's ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Calm, Calm, War, Calm, War, War, Calm 0

This was a great cover. The cover's for World's End have been fine, just really generic mostly crowd shots or action shots. This one's got a nice simplicity to it that says all you need to know with a sense of intensity. I also love how this issue demonstrates something I had hoped. Each month that giant circle cracks a little more. I thought it might happen each issue when I saw the first one, and I was disappointed when it seemed like that wouldn't happen, but now I'm happy to see it's happeni...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Furious and the Furious 0

This was a pretty interesting issue, and it'll probably look better in retrospect, because the biggest problem with this issue is that it's come way too soon. It's backstory on the Four Furies of Apokolips, and it's weird because we barely have any exposure to them as it is. These are the kind of backstories that feel like they shine light on the enemies we've already seen, but we've only REALLY seen one of them in action, and that's War. But her backstory really didn't explain why she is the w...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Action Comics-Starring: Lana Lang! 3

Superman can be a difficult character to really capture properly; but Greg Pak has been demonstrating an incredible adeptness at this task. His opening arc of Action Comics demonstrated some seriously impressive character work for the Man of Steel, and he's quickly made Lana Lang into a genuinely compelling character. But the plot for that arc was a little lackluster at times; and then the art started to get wildly inconsistent. But things are back on track. I'm still not completely sold on the ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Escape From Weapon X 0

Charles Soule really is a talented writer. He's managed to take the best route out of Marvel's push to keep Death of Wolverine going and he's crafting a compelling story to follow along; like the Death of Wolverine was just the beginning of a whole new story; and not just a Wolverine one. Not really truly a Logan story at all. Well... 90%. But that last 10% is an interesting uncertainty at the end of this issue.I've recently had to trim my pull list, so I honestly wasn't going to get this at all...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Horse is a Horse... Except When it Isn't 0

Welp. Legendary Star Lord's been a pretty damn solid series so far, and this is no exception. Well, last issue was a weird sort of detour, even in the art department; and this issue decides to kind of forget it. But seriously, you have a magic gem you invested so much effort across 3 issues getting and keeping and getting to Earth; a gem that lets you GO TOE TO TOE WITH GODDAMN THANOS, and you just THROW IT AWAY? What possible reason could you have for that? At least give us some kind of downsi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Intentionally Stupid and Loving It 0

Punks: The Comic, is without a doubt, the utterly stupidest thing I've ever loved. And while I don't say that in the nicest way possible, it's still mostly meant as a compliment. Punks captures the pivotal essence of the entire ideal of Punk culture. The whole thing looks slapdashed together from magazine clippings faded into sepia for... reasons? It's like something someone photocopied themselves and hand out at European metro platforms. Except it's professionally done.And the content... it's ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Filling The Shadow of Giants With Desperation 0

This issue really wants to impress you. It's very obvious in a clumsy way and that's working majorly to its' disadvantage. Clearly Kreisberg and Sokolowski understand the behemoth quality Lemire/Sorrentino's run carries and understandably have something to prove. This isn't the way you do that guys, your desperation is showing through the pages like gallons of sweat. For example...I understand Mia has waaaaay more history than Emiko; but lets be honest here, we've all grown to love the little p...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Strain: Batman Edition 1

I went into Terminal with extremely mixed opinions. Right off the bat, from the solicit I thought to myself "Wow. This sounds word for word the basic opening premise of The Strain." And that's 90% how it played out minus the vampires (obviously) and the longevity (again, obviously). On the other hand, coming off their highly overrated Flash run, I was really not feeling the Manapul/Buccellato 'Tec Comics opening arc, and I was looking forward to art from Milestone alum John Paul Leon. I want to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One By One, They All Fall Down 0

The first issue made me understand why people like Moon Knight. The character oozes awesome charisma, but the pacing was a little off, the whole issue didn't feel fully put together. This issue sold me absolutely on the series, balancing the coolness that is Moon Knight with the raw talent of Warren Ellis.There's only one problem with this issue, and it's really not a problem the way the issue balances itself out, but the story is definitely a bit short. It doesn't just feel short, the story is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Mud Grubber That Became a God 0

Some of these villain issues tend to be a bit too over ambitious, trying to tell too many facets of the character's history in a limited space. Thus this issue starts out with a very interesting tale of a mortal Darkseid who climbed to godhood atom a mountain of god corpses, but it feels rushed. We're getting it more as a summary than a story. The VERY beginning of it is well paced, but then the story starts skipping forward a bit at times, disappointing me because I was really enjoying that st...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Web of Time 0

This may not be the long awaited Green Goblin arc, but this is essentially what I've been waiting for. It's been quality, but all this time things have been slowly getting a little stale. All of Superior Spider-Man is just demonstrations of how he's different than Peter, nothing so far has REALLY seemed like a genuine arc-threat. But now Spock is in danger, albeit in a very roundabout way. This isn't about Spock's new approach to a classic villain, there's actual tension moving the story forwar...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

David and The Cyclops 0

This certainly isn't the most unique or compelling of Mike Del Mundo's covers, but it's still a Mike Del Mundo cover. Its's great. And on interiors, Paul Davidson's not Tan Eng Huat, but he does a fairly good imitation of it. He smoths some of the corners and creates a slightly more general style, but there's still enough of the crazy style to fit.Cyclops has been dealing with just about everyone in the Marvel Universe lately, so at this late stage in the game, something very different must be ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Two Worlds 0

I don't think this cover is a personal favorite of mine for this series, the others I could stare at for hours, but I can't deny that this cover is both incredibly unique and utterly brilliant. Mike Del Mundo is one of the greatest cover artists of all time, hands down.I know some people don't like Tan Eng Huat, but I absolutely love his artwork. I'm not saying it's the best art ever by far, but his style is so unique and atmospheric. His trippy sense of style is a perfect fit for such a unique...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Surprisingly Sturdy Timestream 0

The main driving force behind this crossover event begins in this issue as the X-Men of the future arrive in the present. There's some very interesting choices, and I must profess a general fondness for this type of thing. I love seeing alternate futures, to see how the characters I know and sometimes love have developed. I'm a little confused as to why Iceman is basically an Ice-Hulk (more about his seeming lack of intelligence than his size), but most of the choices here are pretty good. It's...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Paradox Now 0

I know this is a review, but I have to start off a bit of a rant. It's not related to the quality of the issue, but this issue takes something Marvel's recently been doing that pisses me off, and takes it to a whole new level. Basically, I find it incredibly frustrating that a whole bunch of their comics cost an extra dollar without giving us any additional content. Aside from the digital copy, except they market that as free. They pretend the digital copy is a free gift to us, but really it's ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

50/50 0

Guillem March's artwork is certainly gorgeous, and his layouts are a bit more loose than they were on Talon, which is good. There's tons of energy and atmosphere sewn into the visuals of this issue thanks to March.First and foremost I must say this, Peter J. Tomasi definitely seems to know how to write Two-Face as a character. The decisions of the coin are absolute to him, and nothing else can take priority. So when the coin tells him to save Gotham, even after he allied himself with the Secret...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Procession of The Flower Girl 0

Poison Ivy's not normally among my favorite Batman villains, this cover was among the more generic Villains Month covers, and while I don't have any grudge against the creative team, it wasn't one that really stood out for me. So I wasn't really expecting much from Poison Ivy's villain issue, but man, this one was excellent. Definitely more unique than her generic Joker's Asylum issue.One thing that stood out for sure was the minimal focus on two frequent go-to themes when it comes to Poison Ivy...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Cost of Bullets 0

This is going to be a bit of a divisive issue I think. Some drastic changes are made to Deadshot's origins, and it creates a very delicate result. In some ways it appears they've made his origin more generic in some ways, but at the same time there's some little twists to it that make it very effective and definitely extremely fitting for the character. His personality is also probably the most accurate since the New 52 began.Maybe it's just how much I love Secret Six. I'm so attached to that b...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Robot Racism 0

While the first two issues sped right through the story, this one spends most of its time just spinning its wheels. While I admire the theme of debating the right of hyperevolved a.i. to deemed a living thing or not, it basically gets hammered into your head without finesse. Hank Pym's already been talking about it, but his debate with Monica Chang is so repetitive, and downright confusing since it sounds like she's on his side the whole time. And they keep repeating a lot of the same lines alm...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rebuilding Batman 0

I don't feel like Rafael Albuquerque put his full effort into this cover. It's clearly his style, but the background figures are incredibly loose, and the overall design is fairly lacking.But HOLY CRAP ALL IS FORGIVEN as soon as you open up the issue. This is hands down some of the greatest artwork I've ever seen from Albuquerque. His art has always been stylistic, but in this story he goes above and beyond in the stylistic territory. Heavy washes of color, especially bloody shades of red, comp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Discovery Channel Presents: New Gods 0

I guess I understand that Worlds' Finest really is pretty much a spinoff of Earth 2, so it's not totally crazy for the villain issue for Worlds' Finest to be Earth 2... But like... Why couldn't Worlds' Finest just have its own villain issue? There's a lot of bizarre arbitrary oversimplification involved in Villains Month, and ironically it just made things 10x as complicated.I was initially a bit excited about this issue. Despite Worlds' Finest being seven layers of awful, I know Paul Levitz ca...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Unironically Chaotic Chaos 1

This isn't REALLY the fault of the issue itself, just the whole way overly-convoluted nature of Villains Month, but unless you've done the research, this issue might cause problems. If you're reading Katana, you might not know to jump over to Justice League Dark #23.1 for a month. And if you're reading Justice League Dark, you're going to be confused as to what connection this has to the main series, because there's none. DC really should've thought this whole thing through more. This is confus...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

One Man Army vs. Not Much of an Army 0

This cover is just beautifully over the top, and it works great for Arsenal. Leaping off a wall aiming a bow with a scope? And he's got a giant laser cannon, machine gun, rocket launcher, freaking katana and hella all sorts of other weapons. He damn sure earns his name.Unfortunately it's this cover, combined with all the buildup to this issue, that creates a lot of expectations that are ultimately unfulfilled in this issue. While Arsenal does go all one-man-army against the League of Assassins, ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

'Wherefore Art Thou' Doesn't Even Begin to Describe It 0

Brett Booth is a fine artist, but he should NOT do Vibe covers. Brett Booth is an artist in some circles infamous for his excessive lines. Thus, when depicting someone whose entire power basis causes extra lines, creates art that's cluttered and confusing. And speaking of art, I wish this series would stick with a consistent artist, and not keep jumping back and forth between Pete Woods and Andres Guinaldo willy nilly. Luckily the two manage to find a style that looks similar to the other, so t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Generic Dreams of Happiness 0

After such a disappointing last-minute cover switchout last issue, it;s nice to see this cover is still the one solicited. Because Moelaar's covers tend to be really generic, and this cover's pretty darn sweet. The circular waves of dynamism rippling outwards from Black Canary blend geniusly with Regulus' cape and scythe in a very subtle manner that makes this really stand out. To bad it's WAY inaccurate to what happens in the issue, but you win some you lose some, especially with this series.T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Hidden Conspiracy 0

I find it really ironic that the very issue that gives us SO many answers to why things are the way the are, especially solving the BIGGEST problem of them all, "Why hasn't nobody noticed they're missing?" is in an issue NOT written by series creator Dennis Hopeless.The issue has a fairly smooth narrative, but at a certain point you realize what it really is, because of the way it has to go through every motion and jump through every hoop. It's a full issue long explanation of why nobody has no...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Afro Time 0

You all saw the response to the seventh issue, and honestly you pretty much should just read my review of that issue. This one will end up pretty much the same. But with more 70's. Or at least, this issue was basically the same as that one but in the 70's. Scott Koblish's artwork manages to do an amazing job at capturing the retro vibe without loking truly outdated.And basically, this issue is so extremely insanely over-the-top fun. It's hilarious, entertaining, everything. There's brilliant co...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Never The Last Ride 0

As much as I felt the army of giants seemed a little weak compared to what had come before in the series, the characters definitely treat them as a fully serious threat, and it kind of works out. There's some nice little moments in battle for each character, but it's the team as a whole that really shines. The way they defeat the giant army is.... brilliant and epic. But the fact that the means for it was available for them shows some incredible irresponsibility on Exoristos' part. It beautiful...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fee Fi Foe Fum 0

This issue looks a LOT better than the previous one, and it's definitely due to Chad Hardin doing his own inking. It has that beautiful elegant smoothness to it that definitely suits the tone of the series.FINALLY some character development for Horsewoman! Venditti decided to reveal to us the other side of the conversations she had with her companion animals, but all he used it for was comic relief. But this issue gives us an actual deep emotional conversation between the two that digs into the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Here There Be Giants. Two of Them 0

Chad Hardin's art looks SO MUCH better when he's doing his own inks as opposed to when Wayne Faucher does the inks. Unfortunately Faucher inks most of this issue. With Faucher's inks, the details are limited, and it feels like generic fairly rushed comic art. But when Hardin does his own inks, things are amazingly smoother and more painting-esque. It's really a shame he didn't ink the entire issue.This whole issue is pretty straightforward. The door is a portal to wherever the Holy Grail may be...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Meta-Cancelled 0

I've long since been frustrated with each issue being half drawn by Phil Winslade and half by Tom Raney. The styles are vaguely similar, but half the issue looks great and half looks just so-so. This issue is no exception. Timothy Green II is on fire on the co-feature still though.There's no real good way to break down this issue into small chunks to analyze. Instead of coming to a natural close, Giffen literally grinds things to a halt . There's no more real character development or anything,...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Jarring Conclusion 1

So it seems like Ales Kot isn't the type of writer to let a story draw out past his run, because this issue takes all of the loos e little ends he set up and ties them up in a pretty rushed manner. Not helping it feel any less rushed is the fill-in artwork of Rick Leonardi with far too many inkers. The art is all over the place, and overall it's just too simplistic, at times resembling Scott McDaniel.There was a lot going for the story of this issue. It was definitely amusing to have Lynch and h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dark Mothers 0

After digging deep and getting heavy for two issues, Kot takes all the dark and broken toys out of the toychest to play in the greatest location possible for toys like this. Las Vegas, the City of Sin. It's turned from dark drama into dark comedy, and incredibly good dark comedy. Each character has their own very distinct personality, filling a different niche in the overall banter. And all of them are completely twisted and insane. After he broke them down and picked their brains, Kot is showi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Control 0

Not quite as epic a cover as Kot's first issue, but it keeps up the same tone for sure. Patrick Zircher's interior art continues to be perfect for this series, truly dark and intense, he definitely captures James Jr. PERFECTLY now that he's able to show him in full, consistently.Last issue set of this arc as demonstration of the new better era of Suicide Squad. Part James Jr.'s analysis of all of the members, and part renewed effort on the part of Amanda to completely break them to her will. Th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.