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2.85 stars 2.85/5 Stars Average score of 17 user reviews

please let Gage or Spencer write this series 0

The Avengers line has been so disappointing lately. All except Avengers Academy, which seems to exist in its only little pocket Avengers universe. If it were up to me, that book could go on forever. Gage really knows how to write a team book. Bendis on the other hand… something is lacking from his Avengers books. He used to be the guy at Marvel. If his name was on the cover, it was golden. Now though, he’s attempting a style in his writing, this half present day/half flashback with New Avengers,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

you so crazy! 0

I have very mixed feelings about this issue. On one hand, MK is getting some much deserved love; he is a personal favorite that seems to remain on the B or C list of superheroes. On the other hand, it was pretty sloppy. Bendis is not a bad writer, but at times going through this book, it seemed like he was phoning it in. The series alone is a complete disconnect from any past Moon Knight series, save for the main character and his name. Vengeance of the Moon Knight was a sorely underrated comic...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

why wasn't I reading it sooner?! 0

Sometimes I pick up comics slower than others. A lot of mainstream comics I grab are heavily promoted within other books, or have “big” names attached to them. The comic might get a spotlight shined over it by a popular website or magazine, getting even more attention. Because of that, smaller comics might go unnoticed. Every now and then I stumble upon something that I really wish I had found earlier in it’s run. If it was a miniseries, no sweat, just pick it up as a trade or easily buy them al...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fear Itself #2 - a quick look 0

I haven’t gotten into the extra Fear Itself books yet, only read the first two issues so far. Right now I’m on the fence. The art looks great, but the story and characterizations… meh. I’m behind on Thor, so Odin being back is a surprise for me, along with his pissed off attitude. Not that he was all touchy-feely with his emotions, but he is like Old Testament, old world gods kind of pissed off. And that’s just him having a normal conversation with his son! The Worthy is a pretty cool concept, ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Totally not worth the wait 0

I kept putting this off, because I hate the direction Jeph Loeb took things with the Ultimate mutants. The Ultimate universe as a whole got raked over the coals by Loeb, but that is another issue entirely. (Issue - see what I did there?) Story I don’t mind this style of introducing characters, spotlighting them in each issue. That’s great, it really helps to establish the person. However, the accompanying exposition text free-floating over the action felt off, as if I was following two separat...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It’s a utopia, but does it make sense? 0

I gave this comic a shot, even though I’m not a fan of Guggenheim. I’ve been pretty unimpressed with him over the years. Even with that, I was drawn to the cover of this simple yet detailed character design. And on to the actual review… Story The story starts off pretty interesting, jumping between an American super soldier, Jarhead, and the voyeur bad guy keeping tabs on his, arch-nemesis? That was never established, but then neither was the mission Jarhead was on. He was running through bad g...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

In the Negative Zone, no one can hear an X-Man scream 0

  Story At a glance, I’m disappointed with the story, only because its not a self-contained issue. Instead this issue kicks off a three part story that goes into Steve Rogers: Super Soldier Annual (does a miniseries warrant an annual?) and Namor: The First Mutant Annual. Okay, to me an annual book should sort of encompass everything important that has happened for the character(s), maybe deal with or resolve emotional or story plot threads, or just kick off the next arc in a “bold new direction...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Hello, I’m an Avengers comic and I seem to have lost my plot. 0

  Story Something is missing from this story. At first I thought I was the only one, but after reading other reactions online I felt better. The two stories are not very connected. At least, at this stage its not connected. Bendis has shown that he can do big things, epic stories that span years. However, I can’t see the lines that go from point A to point B here. Retcons are commonplace in the comic book world. Re-writing the Avengers history though, feels wrong. So the President had a program...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

some of these things are the same, some are different 0

Straight off the bat, something that struck me as odd was the bit of New Avengers cross-advertising. Is Thunderbolts struggling that Marvel thinks the words “New” and “Avengers” will boost the sales? Also, I don’t think this is a “from the pages” kind of story. Jeff Parker has already left his mark on the Thunderbolts book, and it’s better for it. Now, this issue does touch on subjects that laid out in New Avengers, but what story arc doesn’t reference another these days, especially when you li...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

nothing to worry about 0

So, the Infestation story is in full swing at this point. The zombie horde is barreling through the IDW universes, consuming both human and robot alike. It was hard for me to wrap my head around the Transformers tie-in, but G.I. Joe was the series I was anxious to read, but not because I wanted to see zombies invade the Joes. I really enjoy all of the G.I. Joe series, and because of the realistic slant of the universe, I was especially worried about the supernatural zombies taking over. And the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Maybe a longer series would have been better 0

Let me preface this by saying I love DnA, the collective consciousness formerly known as Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. I started reading their work at Marvel, the “little” cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe with titles like Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy, and all the crossovers in between. When they announced DnA was going to write an IDW company-wide zombie crossover, I thought “awesome!!! … wait, company-wide?” The details slowly trickled out, I started understanding it a bit more, it made mo...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Yo Joe 0

Cobra is perhaps one of the best comics out there that no one is reading, or at least no one talks about. The series really began awhile back, in volume one. When the story continued and was a big enough success, the volume two miniseries became an ongoing. I was really excited about that, until I read through Serpent’s Tale, focusing on Scoop. Wait, what about Chuckles?! The writers finally came back around to finishing the “rogue” Joe’s story. There have been many ups and downs with Chuckles ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Croc Master just needed to be held more as a child 0

Most likely the best story in the Serpent’s Tale arc. Croc Master was an incredibly interesting character when he was first introduced, and I really wanted to see more of him. I guess that is pretty impossible at this point seeing as how he didn’t survive the escape through the catacombs in issue #4. This issue fills that void though, telling how the crazy eco-terrorist came to work for Cobra. It was a very good take on the character. The Cobra series has always seemed more realistic compared t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Minor tangent ahead 0

While the first chapter to The Serpent’s Tale is good, I would recommend readers to go ahead and skip it. The Cobra series has always been great, following Chuckles as he attempts to infiltrate the nefarious organization. Issue #5 derailed the momentum somewhat, putting the Chuckles story on the back burner for the time being. Serpent’s Tale is in many ways to Cobra as G.I. Joe: Origins is to the main Joe series: it’s not required reading, but is pretty interesting and fleshes out the world the...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

not the same, and not good 0

I’ve been sitting here, trying desperately to think of something positive to say about this comic. It’s been about five minutes and I’m completely stumped. Now, if you want to talk about what’s bad… Let’s start at the beginning. Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil: The Man Without Fear) has been on a downward spiral for some time now. Not just in his personal life, but in his spandex nights as well. Not in any particular order Matt has been married, committed his wife to an asylum, was almost debarred, ...

2 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy… ASSEMBLE! (cliché, I know) 0

I’ve been lazy recently with some of my comic book reading. The first issue of Avengers Academy came out and I was pumped. A new Avengers series written by Christos Gage. Awesome! I was ready for that. However, after reading the first issue, I just didn’t pick up the others. Not because I didn’t want to, I just… didn’t. I guess I got sidetracked. Now that a few issues have come out, and other things aren’t distracting me, I was able to catch up on what these other teen Avengers are up to (espec...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Of course the giant monsters attack Japan 0

Note: This is more about the Thunderbolts as a series and less about this specific issue.  I think Jeff Parker has found his book, the one that is best suited to his writing style. (Red) Hulk is not a bad book by any means, but not great either. The best thing about that series is the art. Thunderbolts on the other hand, is awesome! Parker is great at forced perspective in comics. In Agents of Atlas he had the main characters pose as bad guys to take apart the Atlas Foundation from the inside. ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.