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There are many reviews of the wondering Hillbilly, this is but one 0

In recent years, i've moved farther and farther away from the two big companies, simply because the heroes that I love slowly become franchises, or rather staples with which they hook people for money. That's not to say that there aren't great books out there, but the constant drive for events, reboots, new shticks and cheap flashy tricks leak across many titles, thereby eventually killing the possibility of a self contained story. Indie comics, specifically one's by Eric Powell, do not operate ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

"The Farce Is Over" 4

I honestly can't believe I've reached over 200 comic book reviews. Never imagined this is what I'd be doing with my free time, but I have to admit, it has been a lot of fun. Either ways, I've recently got a taste of some very gritty and dark stories, and with the rate Marvel and DC has been going I'm considering switching over to Dark Horse and Image for a while before the big to manage to hook me again. That said, going from Goon to this was rough, which says a lot. By rough I mean that I wasn'...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

There Are Snakes In the Grass 6

Marvel and DC should take a page out of Dark Horse's notebook, because quite honestly this 4 issue mini-series is better than anything they have produced in a very long time. I don't like being negative, nor do I like needlessly tearing into thing, but dammit I both DC and Marvel should really get a grip on things because I'm honestly getting tired of the rehashed, unoriginal attempts at false diversity. The Goon is arguably one of the best comic book i've read in a very long time. Eric Powell i...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Well Endured. 1

I read Peter David's visionaries 2 years ago, and man, it's good to be reminded why he is arguably one of the best Hulk writers out there. Even now, he's still got it. I'm so disappointed and let down by the fact that this is a mini series. With the new Hulk coming to the picture, I would have loved something familiar alongside him. In fact, I don't understand why they didn't just have Maestro as the primary Hulk for a while. It would have been something new and familiar at the same time, and it...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Hook Line and Sinker 9

You know, I'm about quite ready to give Marvel the boot due to the recent reveals and "all-new" titles, because quite frankly I'd just like a normal story for a change. Nothing new, nothing old, just something that goes under the of being normal. But no, unfortunately every story has to be edgy and infuriating so it grabs peoples attention. Luckily, Peter David, despite all the bizarre state of the current Marvel Universe, does his own thing and gives fans exactly what they want. I could go on ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

I Am The Omega 4

This has been quite an interesting ride so far. The series has been shifting in quality, but as I usually believe, you can't really judge until the series manages to wrap itself up. Now, due to the fact that there wasn't enough content or material to speak about in the previous installment, this is going to be a collective review of both the 14th and the 15th issue. For thous who are trying to be careful, this review is going to be very spoiler heavy, so beware. Also, I'm eliminating my signat...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Merry (Late) Christmas, And A Happy New Year 1

In most cases I would recommend on all never to get overexcited,because that leaves a lot of room to be disappointed, however, when your favorite takes on, or in this case returns to writing your favorite character, it's very difficult not to get overhyped. Seriously, I can literally sit and read a 500 page monologue written by Peter David, the man is honestly that good. This issue is no exception, and it's a good way to build up to the upcoming future imperfect (re-)event. Sadly, given the shor...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Hit Or Miss 6

You know, I get that comic books can be very inconsistent in the way they present their characters, but certain things should be respected, especially if it's been hammered down and explained on more than one occasion. I mean, how hard is it to respect the canon? Look, I don't think this arc as a whole is bad, in fact I had quite a lot of fun with it, but we're nearing the end of a certain sub plot, and I have to say that we didn't really end on a huge mark. I'll admit that the other issues wer...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

What The Hell Is Your Deal, Palmer? 0

Halo escalation is one of thous series that can't really come out of the twilight because of the restrictions put on it, thus it frequently resonates between good and mediocre. Now granted, given the fact that Halo encompasses such a vast universe with tons of details and lore, most of the writers have done a pretty good job, especially when it came to character development. I think Escalation suffers from what most video game comic book series or general spin-offs suffer from, which is the limi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

See You In Court 0

I'm honestly getting tired of good series getting canned just because people are simply not interested. She-Hulk was one of thous rare gems in the industry, I mean, it had consistently good writing, great characterization, great action, and it had a drive. What I mean is that the series had picked a theme, and it stuck with it. Charles soule wanted to focus on She-Hulks career as lawyer, while still maintaining the goofy-adventure feel many people had wanted. So, it's a huge shame that this ser...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Jewelry, huh? 10

Alright, things are definitely getting a lot more interesting as we dig deeper into the story. In fact, I have to admit, for a plot-line that can be narrowed down to a premise "Find and Eliminate" , this arc is taking a lot of interesting twists and turns I have never expected. There were so many revelations in this specific issue that I don't know how Duggan will resolve all of them. Take note though these changes weren't half-assed at all. In fact, it's one of thous things were you kind of see...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Well Played, Duggan 6

It feels like I've been waiting for this forever. Still, when awaiting a battle such as this, you do have specific expectations. First things first, whether you liked or disliked this issue, I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be able to for see how things develop. I thought, no, I was sure that things would go down a very specific path, but Duggan really surprised and, to a certain degree, trolled me. Yes, you heard that right. Duggan had me going for quite a while. Judging by the score you can tell ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Get Out Of Here 5

First let me start by saying that I am extremely happy that we are getting a Mortal Kombat comic book series. I'm a huge fan of the franchise, so seeing a prelude for the upcoming game, for which I am very excited for, is absolutely fantastic. Now, before getting into this, you have to know the details surrounding it, something the series itself won't really mention.This comic is specifically targeted for Mortal Kombat fans, and I don't just mean that in the sense of the tone itself. This comic ...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Malodorous Hulk 8

You know, down the line, for some reason I never expected for there to be a mini-series solely centered around Hulk going up against Thanos. Maybe it's because Thanos is such a "event" related villain that him fight one specific character seemed to be a bit unexpected. Nonetheless, while some maybe dislike this idea, I for one am excited to see how it turns out. I don't expect Hulk to win, but for any fan this is pretty much a dream battle. Anyways, the first things I'd really like to talk abou...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

What Am I? An Animal? 7

Being the huge spider-man that I am, I was extremely fond of Scarlet Spider series, which featured non other than Peter Parkers more savage twin. While the quality of the art fluctuated at times, It nonetheless had great a great plot, characterization, and action. So you can imagine how heartbroken I was when a genuinely great series with an interesting main protagonist whom almost everyone loved was canceled. Kaine's story wasn't over, and the level of disappointment I was feeling was ridiculo...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Layered. 6

It feels like forever since I've written a Hulk review, and let me tell you, it's good to be back. I was initially planning on reviewing the HULK issues I've missed during the time I was away, but since the arc isn't over and has multiple concepts that need to be addressed, so I think reviewing something a bit more focused is better at least for now. Anyways, before I get to the good and juicy parts, I'd really like to talk about why I think these side titles with rotating creative teams can g...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Love the Beard, clark! 11

After the dreadful event that was "doomed" or whatever it was called, I had to drop Action Comics simply, because it unfortunately got absorbed into the event, which severely limited Pak's creativity. I was in it for Clark, Lana and their adventure, and I wasn't going to buy almost every single superman title just to enjoy Paks writing. However, all of that is in the past now, and I finally get to enjoy a regular story about superman and his friends. Now bare in mind that I haven't reviewed a co...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Kangs Private Stash 13

Jason Aaron's Hulk, The Indestructible Hulk and Original Sins: Hulk VS Iron Man......Jeez, it feels like I've been waiting a long time for this particular moment, but looks like were finally here. Now, right from the start when Duggan teased us with his plans, I was a little worried, albite excited. We were essentially dousing into a very tricky territory. There have been a lot of Hulks, so creating a new one might seem very hard at this point, because in some way you need to make the version b...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

What Is Love? 5

Baby don't hurt me, no more! *cough* Sorry...Anyways..You know, thinking about Avengers:Eternal Warfare, I feel even more disappointed that Ellis didn't really give it any real effort, because after reading this, I know exactly what he is capable of, or better yet I don't know of how much he is capable of. Anyways, this is the conclusion to a very short yet brilliant run by warren Ellis. Before going further and talking about the issue itself, I'd like to mention the only possible thing I was ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Trade one problem for another 5

I'm really glad that we're getting back on track with some of the marvel characters, and while this issue may not be perfect, it's definitely a fun ride. Marvel loves to cash in a lot these days which makes me happy that hulk, aside from the Original sin crapfest, is safe for the most part.Anyways, the primary strength of this issue is probably the action here, it's been a long time since Hulk has been a part of some really cool fight sequences and I'm really happy that they brought in Hulks lon...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

When They See Me Coming 4

After reading this, I kind of feel really f*cking bad for being so harsh on the previous issue; I kind of thought that this was leading up to something(maybe it still is, I mean, who am I to question Ellis?), but I guess believing that kind of restricted me for appreciating the beauty and fun of what Ellis was trying to do. He obviously didn't plan on staying so he's probably setting a new level for the further writers as well as having fun along the way through wonderful characterization and pu...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

The Nostalgia is strong with this one 9

At long last, we've been asking for a second Hulk on going, and it has finally arrived! With the recent disappointing Hulk issues stacking up, it's about time we got something cool, and savage Hulk comes through with a strong opening. Hell at this point I don't even want a award winning mind blowing story, I just want a fun series where we get to see Hulk wreck stuff, and luckily, Savage hulk seems to be aiming at exactly just that. *Spoilers below*For thous who don't know, this arc is set in t...

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Well Written, But as Feared, It Does A lot of damage 13

I've been skeptical about this from the very beginning. I don't mind untold stories, but messing with a characters origin is just asking for trouble and it's something that should never be done. It's just one of thous things that shouldn't be tampered with because in many, if not most cases, it takes a huge chuck of the importance this event posses and changes the whole idea behind it. This particular issue, or event, unfortunately, is no different.This review, will most definitely contain spoi...

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Fitting Conclusion to a Great Story 0

I'll be honest, I'm sure anyone who's been following this particular arc would have known by now that this conclusion would have been great. Hold on, no, scratch that, anyone who has read the previous issue would have been able to predicted the awesome conclusion, because it basically left off in a place where making a mistake was basically hard, either ways, something epic should have come from it, and it definitely deliver.Right off the bat I'd like to mention how great it is when a writer has...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rating System, huh? 0

Sometimes I really get confused at how some writers manage to pull certain concepts off with certain characters, because at first glance the two notions in question probably seem very far apart from one another. What I mean is that She Hulk is a really powerful character (unsurprisingly), and with her we're kind of accustomed to some wacky adventures where she kicks a lot of ass and acts witty and funny for most of the time, but here, while this atmosphere is definitely present, Charles soule ma...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The ending Matches the quality of the series 7

I wasn't really expecting this series to end on a really high note, and I guess I predicted correctly, because this isn't a good ending, it's just a fitting one, and you'll see why. First things first, the events of the previous issue left me and some of the other fans quarreling or better yet debating on a certain subject. It seemed that during the fight Hulk was weakened, but the reasons for this was definitely unclear, I assumed that it was because that Hulk was specifically poisoned by a spe...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Trippy 7

I know this score is a bit unexpected, but as much as I enjoy Ellis' Moon Knight and as sad as I am that he is leaving soon, there are some glaring issues I simply cannot ignore. but before I get to the dirty parts, I want to mention that one of the best things about this series is that Ellis basically helped Moon Knight stand on his feat, because last times fans saw him he wasn't in a good state, considering that he was dragged through the mud. Moreover, I really have to thank ellis for addin...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

"Never Surrender"... Heh, My motto since the new series launched 8

After I was increasingly disheartened by the last issue, I guess I kinda did lose hope for this series, not to mention that I honestly expect better of Waid, but essentially, most of the problems I've had with the previews issues have somewhat been rectified here, but some still remain and annoy me to an extent. Either ways, with Gerry Duggan taking over after issue 5, i really hope that waid manages to conclude on a somewhat higher note than what i'm expecting. I'll could say that I was given ...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

This event seems to be doomed 20

You know, when I first heard about the announcement of Superman: Doomed, I still managed to delude myself into thinking that there would be something redeemable about the series. Sure I was skeptical, but having Greg Pak on board, who has written an amazing superman even in the short time period he was given, actually gave me a bit of hope that the series had something do it other than the idea that OH GOLLY, DOOMSDAY CAN'T BE STOPPED! so I gave it a chance. And let me make it clear, I regret th...

11 out of 16 found this review helpful.

Good But...Not Great 6

All new X-factor is probably one of my favorite series out right now, and no, it's not because I adore Peter David( maybe a bit), it's because it has amazingly well written characters and a really well thought-out story with some sprinkled hints here and there, not to mention some great yet subtle humor! Which can be rare in comics, because most of the time it's your basic wacky- ridiculous- over-the-top-fun-stuff which will either make you cringe or uncomfortable.( Don't worry, I'm obviously no...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

"I Hate Ghosts" 7

Moon Knight has been one of the few series I've eagerly been looking forward too, because, aside from being well written and drawn, it's a flat out fascinating series, right down to the core. There are events and elements Warren uses here which really makes me question what i've read. I've even gone back to a single issue multiple times in order to scan certain details in the writing as well as the art in order to decipher some details I might have missed, and I'm sure i'm not really done scann...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

All The Fists, But No Heart. 17

I think I might as well cut to the damn chase, despite my enthusiasm and hope that this series will really pick up and force me to click the fifth star, it continuous to be a mixed bag. Now I don't pretend that this is a bad issue, nor will I allow a few bad things to completely ruin my enjoyment of the issue, but some of the events that take place here really left a bad taste in my mouth, honestly, it's to early to really judge but essentially I think they could have been executed in a much bet...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

All The Fists, But No Heart. 1

I think I might as well cut to the damn chase, despite my enthusiasm and hope that this series will really pick up and force me to click the fifth star, it continuous to be a mixed bag. Now I don't pretend that this is a bad issue, nor will I allow a few bad things to completely ruin my enjoyment of the issue, but some of the events that take place here really left a bad taste in my mouth, honestly, it's to early to really judge but essentially I think they could have been executed in a much be...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A Well Crafted Story 10

Before going in to this, I'd like to say that Frankenstein is not only one of my favorite books, but also one of my favorite characters in fiction as well. While today the book can barely invoke a shred of fear within men, in it's day the Frankensteins monster was regarded as one of the scariest being in all of fiction, which is understandable considering that concepts such as creating life or giant zombie-like monsters weren't common, whereas today you see these types of things in cartoons for ...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

We are the Heroes of our Own stories 14

If you've been following me around, it won't surprise you that I've been very disappointed with the way Indestructible Hulk had been concluded. Sure it did deliver some good aspects, but as a whole it just didn't work out. Part of the charm was really lost after the Agent of time arc, which is sad really because while not the best Hulk run in years, it was definitely a refreshing way of looking at certain things. With Indestructible Hulk ending comes another hulk title also written by Waid and ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

One of Marvels Finest Films 15

It's not a secret that I have been on I'll terms with marvels most recent movies, not so much as for their stories and performances, but more for the fact that they absolutely refused to take certain things seriously, which kind of severed my connection with the movie, because I honestly just didn't care for what happened to anyone, because essentially I know that it didn't matter, no one going to die or anything like that. The Winter Soldier doesn't do that, considering that the movie feels li...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The Real Question is, who are we? 2

While last issue was slightly weak for a beginning ( Which is understandable, considering that Robbie is stepping into the shoes of an old character), the second issue gives us a more in-depth you on the current situation in Robbies life, as well as some breath taking visuals. Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore have really managed to intensify my interest in this title, and I'm sure I'll be sticking around for a long time.The last issue in contrast to this one, felt really short, even though it did g...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Guns are Power 3

From last brilliantly executed installment, we move on to the second issue of MOON KNIGHT Written By Warren Ellis. As I mentioned before, Moon Knight is an entirely new character to me and Ellis really nailed it last time by not only grabbing my interesting, but also collaborating with Shavley to such an extent that I was left craving for more. Point of the Matter is that we were introduced with some pretty interesting physiological aspects of Marc, and due to the fact that this is a concept I ...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Engine 0

Despite the understandable reluctance of some fans, mostly Ghost Rider fans, I couldn't really help myself from getting excited for this title. What can I say? A flaming skull driving something powered by hell fire kinda screams COOL in my book, as ironic as it sounds. And it's easier for me to get invested into the character since i've never been attached to any other ghost rider prior to this one. I do admit that a motorcycle is cooler than a car, but considering that that gimmick is taken b...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

epiphany 8

Well now that we've come to a close end to the indestructible series, I suppose it's only natural for me to review the whole series along with the final issue as well. But before I go into to detail I would like to mention that I don't believe that this run was either lackluster or dull, not even a little, in some aspects it really succeeded and I got a kick out of reading it, though it still failed in other categories, but I'll get to that later on. Now initially, Mark waid, being the interes...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.