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Going back to Spider-Man 0

I was a HUGE fan of this movie when it came out, and have watched it several times since and still loved it, but somehow I’ve gone a few years without watching it. I’ve been in a Spider-Man mood for a bit, so I decided to go back and watch this again, and boy, I was not disappointed. In fact, my only major gripe with the film is the CGI. It was damn cool back in 2002, but now it looks like crap. I can excuse this, but there is a one minute sequence completely done in CGI, so that urked me a bit...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Odyssey Part 4 0

This series has come a long way, but its not there yet. With each issue, Neal Adams’ writing and drawing has improved, but his story telling has still been confusing and all that is true for this month’s issue. Obviously then, this is my favourite issue yet. His writing is leaps and bounds better than the first issue, but he could still use some lessons on how people talk now. His art has also improved greatly since issue 1 and I actually am quite fond of it now. The colours are pretty good, bu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ultimate Thor #1 0

The God of Thunder did not disappoint. I haven’t really been following the Ultimate books for a couple years now, but thankfully this is Ultimate Thor’s origin so it’s an easy jump on point. The plot is pretty good and certainly interesting, and I definitely want to know what’s going to happen next. Jonathon Hickman’s writing is pretty good fits well with Ultimate Thor. Carlos Pacheco’s artwork is fantastic and similarly fits well with the characters. He does some amazing wide shots that show h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour 0

Spoilers to follow (maybe): That really was an amazing ending an amazing series. It seems like everything pays off. Every story thread, every character and every event gets a nice ending. While I am sad that it’s over, at least it’s a pretty happy ending. Scott gets closure with his memories, ex-girlfriends and he gets his closure with Ramona. Everything is explained so that everyone’s actions are much clearer, especially Ramona and Scott, which is good because they are the two main characters ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe 0

Minor Spoiler Warning (You have been warned!): That was slightly depressing. In Volume 5, Scott Pilgrim really does seem to be facing the universe, and losing. In this book, everything that he had going for him kind of falls apart. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the plot or the book itself is bad. Quite the opposite, actually. The plot is still pretty good, and while I still like Volume 4 more, this book is great. A few of Scott’s screw ups come back to haunt him in this one, and Ramona’s pa...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together 0

Scott Pilgrim definitely got it together! I know I’ve said each book is better than the last, but this one really hits a new level of greatness. The plot in this one really starts to move forward, and although it may develop the characters as much as Volume 3 did, this still tells a fantastic story. And actually, there still is a good amount of character development in Volume 4. Scott finally starts to grab hold of his life, and become less of a coward. Without spoiling them, there are also cert...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Tainted Love Part 6 0

That was some good stuff. I know I didn’t enjoy this as much as I could have, because I haven’t read Ultimate Spider-Man for a few years, but I still really like this issue. I knew the just of the plot from the last five issues and thanks to a re-cap page I knew enough to get some excitement from the plot. It’s kind of a unique plot, and one that the normal universe Spider-Man books probably wouldn’t have attempted (or at least they would have ret-conned it), and that’s definitely a positive. T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Thor 615 0

I don’t know a damn thing about Thor, and I really liked this issue. Of course, there were some things that I didn’t understand about this issue, but the plot is simple enough that a Thor rookie like me can understand it, but it also seems to be continuing on from Siege (which I did not read) so I’m sure fans will still like it. As you probably know, Matt Fraction is writing it and he does a damn good job, as always. In fact the only reason I bought this issue just because he was writing it. Fer...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

House of Hush Chapter One 0

I’m a lot more interested in the Two-Face backup feature, but it’s pretty small this month. I’ll start with the main feature then. Dini’s writing is great, as always, but the plot of House of Hush is really taking its time, and that’s not a good thing. Nguyen’s art is, again, good but not enough happens to test his abilities this month. Now on to the main feature: Brandon’s writing is still good, but this chapter is too short for him to really do anything. Same thing with Bachs’ art, who I thin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness 0

I may sound like I’m repeating my self, but holy crap the Scott Pilgrim books are good! In fact, they seem to keep getting better and better. I guess that’s because Bryan Lee O’Malley got more comfortable (and better) at doing these characters and type of story as time went on. The writing in this one is even wittier than the first two books and actually made me laugh out loud a few times. Some of the hilarity comes from Todd Ingram (Ramona’s third evil-ex) because of the way O’Malley writes hi...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Arkham Reborn 0

SPOILER WARNING: That was really good. The plot of Arkham Reborn is really physiological and very dark, and I really like it. It explains how Jeremiah Arkham came to be the Black Mask and takes a very deep look into his mind, and many of the other inmates. This is really a story about Jeremiah, so be warned if you’re expecting a Batman-heavy book. When it was revealed in the main Batman book that Jeremiah Arkham was the new Black Mask, it kind of bothered me that it never really explained how t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Other Side of the Mirror 0

Just as this series was getting good, it starts getting crappy again. Why? Because the plot of this book is just plain stupid. In this issue, the new HUSH is revealed, and his identity is both stupid and confusing. It literally makes no sense and just pops up at the end of the issue, making you wait a month to find out WTF is going on. Beechen’s writing is decent, but most of the characters do not act like themselves in the slightest. The only person remotely in character is Terry, and even he s...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Another Fine Mess, Part 3 0

This Spidey/ Wolverine team-up is going really well. When I first heard about this series back in April, I was going to check it out because I like Spidey and Wolvie, but I had no idea it would be THIS good. The plot is a little bit ridiculous and it’s certainly over the top, but it’s so unique and well done that all of that doesn’t matter. And besides, both of these characters are kind of crazy anyway. Jason Aaron’s writing is really good, his Spider-Man dialogue is funny and fits really well ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Token of Faith 0

This comic proves that age doesn’t always make something bad. This comic was published almost 13 years ago (November 1997) and it’s still pretty good. It’s set in the DC Animated Universe (aka Batman: The Animated Series’ universe) and it really does a good job of feeling like an episode of Batman: TAS. It’s a little too similar to an actual episode of the show that also involved Zatana, but that’s only a small knock against it. The writing fits very well with this established version of Batman,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 0

My mind was just blown. AGAIN. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World may surpass the original book, and that is a huge feat. But, same deal as last time; before I get to the (many) positives I’ll do the (very few) negatives, so that it doesn’t come off as (completely) one-sided. Hmmm, let’s see…. Negatives… well, the only real negative thing I have to say about Volume 2 is that the manga-inspired art may turn some people away… and that’s about it. Now on to the positives! Bryan Lee O’Malley’s writing is ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Triumph of Death 0

Another good Grant Morrison book? Hard to believe, right? Well, believe it or not, this is another great book written by Morrison. His writing is as good as ever, and I think he rights these characters the best out of any current Batman writers. The plot of this issue was good, but a little slower than I would have liked, especially since this is the first Batman & Robin issue to come out since July. This issue picks up hours after the events of issue #13 and has some cool scenes and plot de...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Great Escape 0

Great stuff. I’ve never read anything written by Fabian Nicieza before, but he’s pretty damn good at writing. And the only art I’ve seen of Cliff Richards’ was the little bit he did in Batman #700, but he’s also really good. The plot of this book really feels like a celebration of Batman’s long career, much more so than 700’s plot did. I suppose the plot is pretty simple, but I’d rather read a comic with a simple plot than one with an overly confusing plot. As I said earlier, Nicieza’s writing ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Tony, We Don't Want to Destroy You 0

Invincible Iron Man just keeps getting better. Every issue of “Stark Resilient” has gotten steadily more awesome, and this one does not disappoint. The plot is great, yet again. This issue sees Tony finding out what Sasha Hammer can do, and the new Stark car is finally built and ready to test. This issue ends with a bigger cliffhanger than the last few, but even without that cliffhanger I was coming back next for the next issue. Now on to the issue; Fraction’s writing is as amazing as ever and ...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Odyssey Part 3 0

MINOR SPOILER WARNING Well, that wasn’t all that bad actually. I read the first two issues of this series and absolutely hated them, but this one was actually good. The plot is still sort of a mess, but it made a lot more sense this issue and has a good chunk of action in the middle so we didn’t have to worry so much about the plot. My one major problem with the plot is Talia al Ghul’s involvement; I’m not opposed to her being used in the story, its just that she seems to literally appear out of...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Shadowland #1 0

Daredevil has changed. And I don’t mind it. This issue presents a very different Daredevil than the one we know, and the reasoning makes sense if you think about it; he was just pushed too far, or so we think (the actual reason is revealed in issue 3). Andy Diggle is a pretty good writer, but I’d say his most recent work (aka Shadowland #3) is written much better, but he’s still good in this one. The plot is interesting and ends on a cliffhanger that actually makes you want to keep reading to f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life 0

That. Was. AWESOME! Now this review will probably (and rightfully) make the book seem like the holy grail of comics (which I might be) but before I get to the positives, I’ll do the (very few) negatives… okay on second thought, the biggest negative thing I can think of is that sometimes characters look a but wonky, but that’s probably the point. And… okay that’s really my only knock against this book. Now, on to the positives; first off O’Malley’s writing is funny, witty and really damn good. E...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Shadowland #3 0

Despite what you may have heard Shadowland is actually pretty good.   The main criticism of the series so far has been the plot and what has been done to Daredevil, and while I was alright with it, if you weren’t its explained this issue why he’s been so weird lately. I do have one complaint though that still doesn’t really seem to make sense and I won’t spoil it, but something Daredevil does at the end of the book is just kind of stupid. Enough about the plot though.   Andy Diggle’s writing is...

5 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Long Shadows 0

Mediocrity at its most mediocre should be this book's slogan. Why? Well, I'm here to tell you. The premise of this book is that this is Dick's first adventure as Batman and it’s supposed to show how he is different from Bruce. It does do that, but it tried a little too hard to do it, and made the points too obvious. Overall the plot was alright but nothing spectacular. Judd Winick's writing is not that great, and at times the characters seem really... well, out of character. Like on one page Dic...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Batman's Last Case 0

Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel have delivered another awesome book. Grant Morrison's writing is always fantastic and the tradition is continued this month. I don't know how he can write so many different characters in a single book, but I'm really glad he can. Tony Daniel's art is still great, but I can't help noticing how different it is from R.I.P., its still great, but odd. The story for this issue is actually pretty damn good. We now know exactly how the events of the Return of Bruce Wayne c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The (S)laughter of Fools 0

This "Imposters" story is actually turning out to be quite good. David Hine's writing is still very good and he is able to make it seem like the situation is getting out of hand and the poop is hitting the fan. Scott McDaniel's art has improved since last issue, and while I liked his art last month, this is a definite improvement. His characters have good detail and overall its just much sharper and more refined. The colour job is also very well done this month. The story is pretty damn good thi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

No Man's Land Volume 1 0

That was awesome. I had heard good things about No Man's Land, but that was even better than I had thought it would be. Why is it so awesome? Read on and see. First off, the writing is fantastic for both stories. No Law and a New Order's writer Bob Gale is very good at his dialogue and he does the characters justice. Fear of Faith's writer Devin K. Grayson is even better than Gale, and that's saying something. The art in both stories is also fantastic. No Law's penciler Alex Maleev is very good ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Long Way Down, Part 2 0

I was disappointed to open this month's Streets of Gotham to find that the back-up story was the main feature. I was looking forward to the next chapter of "House of Hush". But anyway, I'll focus on what's here, not what isn't. Last month I really enjoyed the Two Face co-feature, in fact I liked in more that the main feature. This month's is just as good, but it’s got more meat to it. Brandon's writing is great and he really knows how to write Two Face. Bachs’ art is very good and has a fantasti...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Close Encounters 0

This issue is the best of the series so far. Of course the others were not that great, but still. Let's start with the writing. Beechin's dialogue is good for the most part, but there are some points where his writing feels out of character, but overall it's good. Benjamin's art is good in some places, bad in others. There are some pages that are really good, like the full 2 page picture on page 2 and 3, and some where it looks just terrible, like pretty much any time there's a close-up of a fac...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Shadowland Blood on the Streets Part 1 0

Another great Shadowland book? Is it possible? Why yes it is. I'm surprised I liked this so much, but not because it was a Shadowland tie in (I've actually liked Shadowland so far). The reason I was surprised at how much I liked it was the characters that are in it. They're C-List at best, and yet this is a great issue. Johnston's writing is great and interesting and he tells a good story. Alves' art is pretty great too. The characters look really good and the backgrounds are just as good. I esp...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Daredevil #509 Shadowland 0

 That was surprisingly good. I've heard some pretty bad things about the Shadowland story so far, but this issue was actually good. The writing from Diggle and Johnson is great and they seem to know how to write all of these characters like they are supposed to be. The art by De La Torre is also really good and seems like it was painted, which it probably was. The art may not be for everyone, but if you liked Alex Maleev's painted work on Daredevil than you'll probably like this. As for the narr...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Predators and Prey in Their Natural Environments 0

  Fraction and Larroca have done it again, again. This book has been consistently good each month and this one does not disappoint. Fraction's dialogue is superb and although this issue may be a bit heavy on the story and a bit lacking on the action, it’s still a really enjoyable and fantastic issue. Larroca's art is still great, although there are a few panels with Pepper that look a bit odd, but he still does a fantastic job. This issue continues to set up for a great finale to the story-arc, ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

ASBAR Volume 1 0

Wow. This book is terrible. I had heard bad things about it but when I bought and read it earlier this year, I was shocked at the (lack of) quality. This is without a doubt the worst comic book series ever. I don't know what happened to Frank Miller between Batman: Year One and now, but he can not write a Batman story. Its so over-the-top and bad that it makes Kevin Smith's Batman books look like heaven. It even seems like nothing happens between issue #1 and #9. The one redeeming quality about ...

5 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Knightsend 0

  Overall this book had some ups and downs, but overall I liked this book. While the art was inconsistent, the writing was actually pretty good throughout. The standout might be Denny O'Neil's writing in the second last issue, but there wasn't one issue where I thought to myself "wow, this art is bad," and that's a big accomplishment with this many writers. As for the art, the standouts would be Tom Grummett and Graham Nolan, with the others ranging from decent to crappy. Overall this is the thi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Odyssey Part 2 0

  Neal Adams disappointed me again. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of his earlier Batman works (when he did art only) but now I think he's lost his skill. Why? Well, first of the writing in this issue is atrocious. Batman and Robin seem nothing like the characters we know, and the rest of the dialogue is just plain bad. The art is mediocre at best, and total crap at worst. The colouring job is not well done either, as nothing seems to pop or catch your eye. And one minor gripe I have with it ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Laugh and the World Laughs With You 0

 First of all, while the premise of the story may seem ridicules, it’s actually well executed, thanks to David Hine, Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens. Hine's writing is superb and although he is not the best Batman writer by far, he's still good. As for the art from the McDaniel/ Owens team, some may not like it, by I for one really do like it. This may partially be because some of the first comics I ever got were in the late 1990s/ early 2000s, when McDaniel/ Owens were on the title, but regardles...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Dark Night, Dark Rider 0

Grant Morrison continues his tale of Bruce Wayne's return through time, and this month its a stop in the cowboy days. And it does not disappoint. Morrison's writing is fantastic as ever and this month he's joined by another great artist, Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). He may not be the best artist that Morrison has worked with, but he's not the worst.  His art is a bit more cartoony than most, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look good, because it does look damn good. Story-wise this...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

House of Hush Prelude 0

Main Feature: The House of Hush Prelude This was an interesting set up to the rest of the story, but sadly, not too much happened. Paul Dini wrote this issue well, but he didn't add a lot of plot development or action. Which also means Dustin Nguyen didn't have much to draw. His art is pretty good but I think he does action scenes better than dialogue scenes, so we don't get to see his real talents this issue. Most of this issue takes place in one flash back that has what could be interesting in...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Death at Three Million Feet 0

Batman Beyond isn't a bad book, its not great either. I like the writing by Adam Beechen and he seems to be capable of writing a great book, but his artist dissapoints. Ryan Benjamin's art is "chunky" and does not have enough detail. To put it simple, its not easy on the eyes. The plot of this mini series (so far, anyway) is interesting, but it deals with too many of Bruce Wayne's villians and not enough of Terry McGinnis' villians. In that way I suppose its some what like Batman Beyond: Return ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Spidey & Wolverine: This book is "astonishing"! 0

Depite its crazy premise, Spidey & Wolverine is a great book. Jason Aaron is some how able to write for two vastly different main characters and still make them sound like they should, and that's quite an accomplishment. His over-the-top narrative may be a bit  ridiculous, but he picked two characters that are usually over the top anyways, and he writes it well. Adam Kubert's art is damn fine too, maybe even better than the writing. Spider-Man and Wolverine are drawn especially well, and the...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Despite a slow pace, this issue is still enjoyable 0

There's one thing that's bothered me about this month's Invincible Iron Man: this issue seems to exist just to set up some action-packed issues. I'm not saying that this issue shouldn't exist, but I would have liked a little more action. To understand the big picture in this issue, you'll need to have read almost all of the other books in the series, or at least the last three, but that's not a bad thing, because if you're a long time fan there is a lot here for you. Fraction's writing is still ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.