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The Movement #1 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***When I first heard of The Movement, I was rather excited. It had all the elements of a sleeper hit: a well known, creative writer in Gail Simone (Batgirl), an artist with a unique style in Freddie Williams (Captain Atom) and new, potentially interesting characters. Unfortunately, The Movement #1 is more miss than hit, and a title that is more likely to share the New52 fate of "Mr. Terrific" than "Animal Man." Simone creates a non-linear narrative that is both difficult ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Suicide Squad #20 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I wasn't sure what to expect from the new Suicide Squad creative team, as I had never read a comic produced by either writer Ales Kot (Change) or writer Partick Zircher (Cable & Deadpool, Shadowman). Luckily for us, newcomer Kot and veteran Zircher craft one of the most enjoyable issues of Suicide Squad yet.A title like Suicide Squad is never going to be considered a high-concept thought provoking Morrison-esque piece of writing. Rather, it should be a fun, energet...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Red Hood & The Outlaws #19 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***When I first heard of the creative changes for Red Hood & the Outlaws (RHatO), I was excited. Previous writer Scott Lobdell's (Teen Titans, Superman) run was a mixed bag, with some issues being genuinely fun, while others were a dud. A new creative team was in order. Unfortunately, the new creative doesn't even live up to the modest level of the previous creative team.Several of Lobdell's best issues dived into Jason Todd's psyche, and let us understand what is tor...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wonder Woman #18 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***As the last chapter of a seemingly infinite arc, Wonder Woman #18 is a great conclusion. Writer Brian Azzarello, known for his ability to write intense, gritty, violent stories writes a chapter that has some great action scenes, but more importantly, has some heart behind it to. While the story looks like it's going in one direction, we get a huge swerve and get an entirely different ending that is both refreshing and leaves us with a heartwarming last splash page. The l...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batwoman #18 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Color me impressed. I was disappointed to hear the last issue was J.J. Williams' III last issue drawing Batwoman, but this issue of Batwoman shows me that this series is moving forward in an exciting way!As a brand new arc, this is a great jumping on point for new readers (especially since the first two volumes of Batwoman are already out). Williams and Blackman write an intersting tale for Batwoman, as we get behind the scenes conspiracies, and awesome fight scene, and ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Justice League #18 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I'll be honest here; your enjoyment of this issue of Justice League will stem entirely from how much of a fanboy/girl of DC comics and its characters you are. Did you watch Justice League Unlimited and say, I wonder how they recruited everyone. Do you like the idea that being in the Justice League really means something, and some heroes would be gleeful about joining the Justice League? Do you want to see one superhero hit on another? If you've answered yes to any of the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Demon Knights #18 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***In both of my previous reviews for Robert Vendetti's and BernardChang's run on Demon Knights, I can't stress just how much I've been enjoying Vendetti's and Chang's work on this title, and Issue #18 follows the same pattern.Vendetti has kept the core of what made these character so enjoyable under Paul Cornell, but making small, nuanced differences that make the characters even more compelling. For example, we get to see alot more of Jason Blood in this issue than many o...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Justice League of America #2 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***It's always important to follow a great first issue with a strong second issue, and luckily for us, the creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch craft a strong second issue.JLA is significantly different than how the Justice League (JL) formed: the JL formed by some of the strongest and best known heroes gathering together to combat a menacing threat (Darkseid), which ensured a great amount of action, but little significant character development. JLA is the opposite,...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Catwoman #17 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE..... YOU KNOW WHAT, WHO CARES***Normally, I write a detailed, spoiler-free review for each comic that I read. However, this comic sucked. I mean, really sucked. I think Nocenti's run on Catwoman may be the worst work in the New52 since the mess that was Static Shock was published.Holy hell, Nocenti's writing is terrible. The dialogue sucks, her characters aren't interesting, and I can't tell you much about the plot since I was unable to tolerate anymore of this garbage halfway th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Birds of Prey #18 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I've been enjoying Christy Marx's run on Sword of Sorcery, and I've enjoyed the Birds of Prey (BoP) pre-New 52, so Issue #18 seemed as good of a jumping-on point as any for this series.I'll be quite frank; the writing on this issue sucks. Starling is basically a plot device in this issue, Condor is some random guy who is on the team (odd, considering that the BoP is usually a female-centric team), and I have no reason at all to care about Black Canary's worries in this i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Red Hood & The Outlaws #18 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***WOW! I admit, Scott Lobdell's writing for me has been really hit or miss for me in the New52, with more misses than hits, with Red Hood & The Outlaws (RHatO) being his most enjoyable work, but this was his best New52 issue yet, as well as being the best issue of RHatO yet!For those of you who are fans of Jason Todd/Red Hood, interested in finding out more about him, or just enjoy a great, emotional read, you should pick this book up. Lobdell has had a good grasp on w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batwoman #17 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Wow. Williams and Blackman hit another homerun in their volume of Batwoman with this issue!Let me start of with my only complaint: the climax is a bit anti-climatic for a massive arc that spanned 17 issues.Know, let me praise the rest of this awesome comic! Blackman and Williams III have been writing a masterful Batwoman. With their narration, we really get inside Batwoman's head, and are really able to understand her thoughts and feel what she perceives; the narration f...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Thor: God of Thunder #5 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I don't know much, but I do know that that Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic and Ive Svorcina can tell one good Thor story!For the most part, Jason Aaron does a great job interweaving the three timelines of Thor together, bringing this massive scale story together rather adeptly. While there are a few moments where the transitions between scenes and times are rough, for the most part, Aaron ties together Thor's longitudinal fight against the God Butcher really well.Esad Ribic is r...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Justice League of America's Vibe #1 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Before I begin my review proper, let me state that this comic is best read before Justice League of America #1. You're not going to spoil anything in either comic if you don't, they just fit better together that way.Anyways, I admit when I heard that Andrew Kreisberg was writing Vibe, I wasn't exactly rushing to my LCS to buy as many copies as I could carry. However, after reading this comic this morning, I have to say that Vibe completely blew my expectations out of the...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Justice League of America #1 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***To begin, it's best to read this AFTER both Justice League #17 and Vibe #1 (also debuting this week). It creates a bit of a more cohesive narrative this way.Anyways, here it is. The much talked about debut of Justice League of America. With an interesting lineup of characters, and two very high profile names attached to it, readers can expect to demand alot from this series. Luckily for us, the creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch delivers!When this comic was fir...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Katana #1 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***With great trepidation, I picked up Katana #1. I know nothing about the character (I stopped reading Birds of Prey well over a year ago), and Ann Nocenti has been quite disappointing with her work in the New 52 (both Green Arrow and Catwoman were bad). Admittedly, Katana #1 is a far better read than any of Nocenti's previous work, but is still too much of a middle of the road comic for me to strongly consider recommending this comic.You can tell that Nocenti and artist A...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Deathstroke #17 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***NINJAS!!!! The cover here is pretty accurate. Deathstroke fights a ton of ninjas this issue. Writer Justin Jordan focuses entirely on Deathstroke demonstrating what he is: a capable, complete bad@$$, as he fights off a group of ninjas and their leader that have been contracted to kill him. While this issue focuses so much on action that the plot suffer some, it's still a fun thrill ride. You know this comic is a buy for you if the words DEATHSTROKE vs NINJAS interests yo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Demon Knights #17 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I admit, when I heard Cornell was leaving Demon Knights and being replaced by Robert Venditti, I became a little worried. I greatly enjoyed Cornell's run, and I was afraid of the status quo changing. Venditti, in two issues, you've fully managed to quash any fears I have had!Vendetti's scripting is excellent. One of the strengths of Venditti's run already is that he's giving all the Demon Knights a chance in the limelight, especially Horsewoman in this issues, as we're s...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Phantom Stranger #5 Review 0

I had dropped The Phantom Stranger a while back, but with the increasingly positive reviews I read, along with a read of the previous issue at my local book store, I decided to give this title another try.I have to say, the writing has definably improved. I was afraid that the Stranger was going to get stuck "helping" a random individual each issue, until some greater story emerges. Luckily, that story came around sooner, and the story in this issue is interesting as the The Phantom Stranger and...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

All-Star Western #16 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***The latest issue of Gray and Palmiotti's All-Star Western is another solid comic book by the writing duo, bringing both fun and interesting character development to this series.Gray and Palmiotti are known for writing fun comic books, and All-Star Western is certainly a fun comic book. While I've been a little disappointed by the current arc, this issue is a step in the right direction as we get action and character development. Since Jonah Hex is sidelined from the occu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Green Arrow #17 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I can easily say that was the best issue of I've read of the New52 Green Arrow. Admittedly, the competition before this issue was rather mediocre, but it cannot hide one simple fact: The new creative team of Lemire and Sorrentino is something to get very excited about.This comic reminds me alot of Nightwing #16, which is great, as I greatly enjoyed that issue as well. In the first issue penned by Jeff Lemire, we see Green Arrow's world being drastically altered, creating...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Batman: The Dark Knight #16 Review 0

***SPOILER-FREE REVIEW***This issue of Batman: The Dark Knight, while technically sound and not having many noticeable flaws, also lacks anything that makes it stand out of the pack. To make use of the vernacular, this issue is the very definition of "meh."I had high hopes for Gregg Hurwitz when he jumped aboard this series. I really enjoyed his Penguin: Pain and Prejudice mini-series, and his Scarecrow arc started off well, until it dragged on for far too long. Hopefully, he won't make the same...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Batwoman #16 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Wow. Words really do escape me about how awesome of a read this is. Normally, I'd go in great detail about the writing, the art, everything. However, this is almost as flawless of an issue a comic can be, imho. Williams and Blackman have done a great job really building up the Batwoman foundation that Greg Rucka and Williams started a few years back, and we become emotionally invested in not only Batwoman and her struggles, but what is going on with her finely developed ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #16 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I've generally been enjoying this volume of Supergirl. However, I feel that the crossover H'el on Earth has really brought down the quality of this title significantly. I decided to to stick outThe good thing about this issue is that I like the Flash's appearance. You can't help rooting for him to pull Supergirl out of all this nonsense with H'el. Also, an appearance by Krypto is always appreciated! Unfortunately, Mike Johnson (or whatever editorial/crossover mandate) ha...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Justice League #16 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Sometimes you read a comic and say, "Damn, that was epic." This issue of Justice League is exactly that!Some criticize Geoff Johns for writing shallow, action-oriented writing. It'd characterize the first arc of Justice League as being that: fun and action heavy, but ultimately shallow. However, Throne of Atlantis has been a complete 180 for this comic, being both incredibly action packed, yet a more thrilling and deeper read. I really enjoyed everything here: the action...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Deadpool #4 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I flat out loved the first 3 issues of the current run of Deadpool, as the story has been wacky and filled with humor that I quite enjoy. Unfortunately, this issue suffers as writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan have to push the metaphorical fast forward button to finish this plot arc by the next issue.We get alot of fun dialogue, similar to every issue of the current run and Deadpool. No doubt about it, Posehn and Duggan have a fun and zanny grasp on how to write Deadp...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Nightwing #16 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Nightwing was a series I had enjoyed greatly for the first 9 issues, until the disappointing arcs with Paragon and Lady Shiva came along. I had dropped this series for a while, and hadn't really missed it, but I decided to pick up Nightwing #15 and #16 for the Death of the Family Tie-ins.I can gladly say that both comics are worth it, and that the Nightwing tie-ins to DotF are quite good.A theme of the more interesting DotF tie-ins have been the characters having to deal...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Threshold #1 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I have to say, I wasn't coming into this comic with very high expectations. We have a survival, battle royale-type story that can be difficult to write. A story like this with characters on the run necessitates both strong action sequences, along with interesting characters who we want to root for. Luckily for us, Keith Giffen and the rest of the creative team is able to deliver both in spades.While many people have been mentioning the similarities of this comic to the H...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Savage Wolverine #1 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Your enjoyment of this title will stem from one main fact: How much do you like Frank Cho's art? If you're a fan, or you've enjoyed a preview, you should pick this issue up. If you're not a fan, than there's no reason for you to drop $4. The tag line of brawls, babes and brachiosaurs is an apt one: This issue mainly focuses on Wolverine slicing and dicing up every imaginable threat on the island.There's not much that I can say about Frank Cho's art that you can't find an...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Deathstroke #16 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***In my review for Deathstroke #15, I gave high praise for the new team of Justin Jordan, Edgar Salazar and Scott Hanna for salvaging Deathstroke into a once again enjoyable title. Luckily for us, we get another strong issue from the creative team this time as well!Justino Jordan has a strong handle on how to write Deathstroke. The panel with Deathstroke smirking about the message he received on his phone sums up Deathstroke quite well: Slade Wilson is a badass! Jordan's w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman #16 Review 0

Numerous people have legitimately complained about Joker burnout (myself included), due to all of the Death of the Family crossovers. One important thing that has been forgotten amongst all the fan complaint is one key fact: the main Death of the Family storyline has been awesome, and this issue may be the best issue yet.The buildup to this issue has admittedly left me with high expectations, as Batman must confront the Joker in Arkham Asylum. Luckily, not only does this issue deliver, but it ex...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Detective Comics #16 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Sometimes a creative change is all a title needs. Tony Daniel's run on Detective Comics always look quite good, but the stories Daniel's was writing went from solid (the Dollmaker arc) to sloppy (the Mr Toxic art) to just bad (The Penguin arc). However, with Layman and Fabok, we're getting a great series that's an absolute joy to read.Layman has had a great handle on how to write a fun issue of Batman, and Issue #16 is no different. What's nice about this Death of the Fa...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Action Comics #16 Review 3

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Ok, I have no idea what I read in this issue of Action Comics. Some of the issues of this run have been really non-linear and been all over the place, but this issue had to be the most difficult to grasp and confusing to read. This required 3 reads before I got an idea of what was going on in this issue. Even then, the narrative told can be confusing even if it was told in a more linear fashion. I've generally enjoyed Morrison's work on this run of Action Comics, but thi...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

FF #2 Reivew 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***After a well executed, but slow burning first issue, the second issue of FF is a huge step up in both excitement and fun. I thoroughly admit to the only idea why I was interested in this series in the first place was She-Hulk. However, there's so much fun to be had with this title that I'm definitely going to stick around in the long run. The wheels get moving in this issue, and can I say, this issue takes us to a really fun place.It's quite obvious that Matt Fraction is...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Indestructible Hulk #2 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I have to say I'm impressed with Waid's and Yu's efforts on this new series. Hulk has never been a character I've been interested in. However, the two are crafting a very interesting and exciting Hulk series.Waid does a masterful job with dialogue, nailing both Bruce Banner's and Tony Stark's dialogue. The interaction between the two is not only well written, but highly compelling and a good deal of fun. Luckily for us, we get plot progression as well, as we get an updat...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Thunderbolts #2 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I really want to like this series, honestly. The idea behind this series is awesome, and there should be compelling drama seeing these characters try to work together. Instead, we get a bland, generic comic that achieved absolutely nothing.Normally, I go into great detail about the writing and the art of a particular issue I review. However, with this issue, I won't, because both the art and the writing are bad. Really bad. As in, why didn't how bad Issue #1 was teach me...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Deathstroke #15 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***I admit that I bought this issue with some hesitancy. I enjoyed Higgin's run on Deathstroke due to his pedal-to-the-metal approach to Deathstroke with nonstop action and an overarching theme about legacy throughout his run. However, Liefeld's terrible run turned me off completely, and the preceding two issues looked thoroughly mediocre when I thumbed through them at my LCS. Also, Jordan's run on Team 7 has been rather mediocre to me, so the bar wasn't too high for me whe...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Iron Man #3 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***The most frequently heard complaint with Marvel's double shipping is that it puts a strain on people's budgets as the reader has to buy two comics a month. However, this issue of Iron Man shows frequent double shipping can also be a disservice to the comic overall. I felt like this was the weakest issue yet of this volume of Iron Man.Gillen still has a good grasp of Tony's dialogue, but some of the other dialogue was off, especially Pepper Potts, who sounds more like a n...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Iron Man #3 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEW***Based on online reviews, I'm starting to wonder if I'm the only one enjoying this title, lol.In all seriousness, the 3rd issue of Iron Man is a solid issue. Gillen does a great job writing Tony Stark's dialogue, and I think he has a great understanding of how to write Iron Man. I've enjoyed the idea of Tony Stark needing to be innovative and creating scenario specific suits as seen with the oft-discussed stealth armor. My biggest complaint against this title is that I'm ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Action Comics #15 Review 0

***SPOILER FREE REVIEWGrant Morrison's run on Action Comics has been mostly superb. While much of his run has been a deep, nonlinear, if sometimes confusing experience, we begin to see the curtain pulled back on Morrison's run in this issue, as Morrison's time on this title is coming to its end. Luckily, what we get in this issue is an excellent blend of dialogue, action and plot progression.This issue is highly nonlinear, both in its storytelling, as well as its actual literal timeline. It make...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.