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One of those issues that exist to move the plot forward. Which isn`t a bad thing, of course. 0

Art is by Quitely, again. That guy sure goes trough alotta effort for his work. That blue thing that has Xaviers body inside it, the shadow person or whatever it`s called...that looks consistent from panel to panel. All the other characters do too. Everything about his style is so...precise. Charles Xaviers mind is booby trapped with Alzheimers. Cool use of vocabulary...In other speech bubbles, also, as usual.This issue makes me want more. As usual.Colors are good.There`s enough action, enough...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Don`t make a sound when you read this... 0

This issue, which is regarded as one of the series biggest highlights, was published during the awesome `nuff said-gimmick month. During it, one issue of every ongoing MARVEL comic at the time, during one month, shouldn`t have any dialogue word dialogue. For one time, he completely ignored it, to stand out (and to make something a bit clearer). Which is funny. And irritating.The issue is an extended, fast paced scene (Which is why reading it takes very little time. Well, unless you`re a precise ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

I can`t tell you what this review is about. It`s secret. 2

The paperstock in this is handsome. Glossy, shiny paper (okay, I hate that one), a cover that feels nice.There`s a splash page at the beginning of every chapter. An enlargement of Superman stuff, made in different styles. They might be my faf things about the story. The story has been praised. Art, also. For a very good reason.It doesn`t stop me from being less impressed than most. I`m used to realistic feel good comics. Too much so. Or maybe I don`t like them as much as I thought.I`ve changed i...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A hasty conclusion. 1

Previously, on the review section of Legends of the dark knight...I reviewed the first part of this snazzy story. If you haven`t already, you might wanna check that out, because I`m purposely leving out some stuff I`ve already mentioned in that one. This ish is one fight scene with pauses, during what Bruce Wayne, the Batman-man, reminisces the time that he spent near the border of Tibet and China. Those breaks give more insight as to why a ninja from Bruces past wants to kill him (The dude remi...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A fine story. 3

90`s gets alot of crap for alot of things. In the case of comics...lousy comics. But only because alot of the time, when someone discusses about comics from the 90`s, they tend to leave out the good ones (Or maybe it just feels like that to me. After all, I am a bit pessimistic.). For example, this one. The first part of the Alan Grant written, Arthur Ranson drawn gem.Look at that cover, for example. Isn`t that a beaut? It starts of with a very nice looking splash page that takes its inspiration...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

It has an exotic feel to it, if you`re not Scottish. 0

When I started to read this, I found myself bored. Tired clichés (so tired and old ones, that they can`t be considered to be angering clichés, anymore), the see-trough-mystery, not much is new about it and characters speaking like they would be in a...40`s comic.Then, after a while, after having had many breaks from reading it, the truth started to give me subtle signs about its presence.It IS a 40`s comic. Except, that it was written in 1998, by a man who wasn`t born in the 40`s. Drawn by anoth...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I got interested because of the cover. 4

Because Sagrada Familia is the best church ever. I mean, look at it. Loos so cool. Doesn`t look like a church. It looks like something you`d find in a Fantasy-story. Maybe a lair of some mystic creature. Oh, and as for Batman in it...well, he looks...boring. He`s just standing there. Wondering what to do next, perhaps. Frowning. But, you know, it`s by Jim Lee. Covers in what characters just stand is one of his trademarks. So, it`s fine. I guess. Anyway, anyhow, anyhoos...The story is by Mark Wai...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

This is an interesting book, right here. 2

You`ve heard of Peanuts, right? Most likely, you`ve read `em. Those comics about the pretty much depressed Charlie Brown, the awesome and bit posh anthropomorphic dog Snoopy, the great thinker Linus Van Pelt, about his sister with anger management issues, about Charlies lil sister...In this one, Charlie isn`t depressed, Snoopy is more of a dog than human, Linus is still a baby, his sister is pretty much the same (a little nicer, though) and Charlies sis doesn`t exist yet. Also, three characters ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

What does the storys name stand for? 4

I wish I would be smart enough to get it.The cover!Looks very good, and for once, actually shows you what happens in the issue. Well, not of the whole ish, of course. Most of the covers in the series don`t do that.The art!Continues to look like something taken from an Underground comic, which is cool. Which doesn`t stop me from being happy that next issue isn`t drawn by Kordey, even if I managed to tell myself that his art has good qualities. For example, playing with the images visually. I love...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

You need to read this. 0

This first Fantagraphics collection has such classics as Lost in the Andes (has square eggs), Race to the south seas (Donald and his nephews race against Gladstone Gander) and Voodoo Hoodoo (the zombie-story). There`s also many others that are not so well known, but are still equally great. I am biased here, since I grew up with the awe-inspiring stories of Carl Barks, but that`s merely a part of the reason why I love these/like these so much. I mean, you simply need to read this. To buy this. B...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Gee wiss! This is pretty swell! 0

Okay, I`ll review all the features of this about 36-page mag ( a relatively short page count for a comic of this era).The coverDo you see it? That`s a cool cover. Very well done. But, a promise of a boring, same old premise...a bloody time travelling story, doesn`t fill me with the urge to read it. Instead the story...Herbies quiet Saturday afternoon...does. Herbie is this interesting, life like, omnipotent kid (who I can relate to), who is an all around great character. So, reading his first ap...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

HOLY-! Lookit all th` panels!!!! 0

This story has 216 panels. Usually, a story has about 80-120 of them. That`s epic. I love it.It doesn`t make the story any more difficult to follow. It compresses it, that use to be a common practice from 30`s to 60`s. Best yet, the number of panels doesn`t tire the reader, because of the flow of action of the story, and because of Derek Aucoins (Donovan these days) skills. I wanna see more of it.Too bad that it loses something representationally. For example, King Shark in Black Canarys costume...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

More stuff happens. 0

Well, when I opened this ish`s story for the first time, I felt disappointed. Last issue had been full of Ethan Van Scivers art, this one...not so much. Igor Kordeys art looks very poor in comparison. Now, I actually appreciate it too, as something different. He isn`t afraid to make the characters look a bit ugly, ruggid or ordinary, and his art looks rough. He still has characters "act" properly, which is something that a comic artist should (obviously) do.It`s very different from rest of the a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Germ free review. 0

Okay...so I`m finally continuing the reviewing project that I decided to undertake. Bit of the plot.Cool, crazy stuff happens.My thoughts about this sheerly magnificent issue.The art chores were done by Ethan Van Sciver of the 21. century and three great inkers, which should tell you quite enough of the quality of the art.The writing is still done by Grant Morrison, which should tell you enough about the quality of the rest of the ish.Gah! I can`t leave it at that. I wish I would, though, becaus...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. 0

I`ve been reading quite a bit of Anne Muhonen-comics lately. Cool.Okay, let me say what`s great about this comic...pretty much everything.It has all kindsa the things I love. Social commentary, very pretty pictures, a good plot, mood, delicate feel, great paper stock, a charming protagonist, silent panels, humor, quirkiness...Also, it`s a quick read. I love long reads too, but quick ones don`t feel so overwhelming.What`s bad about is the minimalistic presence of the womans shadow, my faf shadow ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The most tragic issue in the series. 0

In this story, our main character reminisces a love lost.It`s a deeply emotional story. Equally great, or even better, than the previous issue. I don`t like this one as much though, because I feel that I`ve maybe already read enough fictitious stories regarding this subject.This one is bi-lingual too, which means that more people understand what the heck the characters are saying or thinking.The art is as good as it is in the previous story, and as artistic too. Same for the coloring, which I s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Melancholy. 0

Much like the previous one, this one tells of a difficultish subject too. Lost love and such like.I would think that Muhonen had improved as a storyteller in-between this and the previous Ada-comic, because this one happens to be better. She draws a bit better, writes even better and...what else is there to it? This simply happens to be better than the previous one. Muhonen starts to become the kind of great comics maker, that she is these days. Have her own style. This one, like the previous tw...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Part of a learning process. 0

I liked the first Ada-album alot, when I read it years ago. This is the second album. I don`t like it as much.Is it because it`s not as good as the previous one, or because I`m older now, and a few things have changed? Probably the latter.Because worse, this isn`t. It`s a comic that tells about depression without ever using the word. It`s a semi autobiography. It says alot in just 48 pages. Its only colors are black, white (that "aren`t" colors, actually) and red. It`s realistic, has funny bits,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What the hell did I just read!? 1

WARNING: This is a review made by a man who doesn`t consider himself a culturist, and therefore can`t understand it.The plot is this...Weird stuff happens.What I like and don`t like.There`s a really cool Phantom resembling vehicle.Anything could happen in this comic. A Cyd´berg murderer threatens to turn Houm Jakim in to a rose colored cloud. Major Grubert gets the perfect harmony between his heart and his reason. He has a halfaquatic frien-d. Grubert receives a Thymic pulse. a character is stri...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

For silly dog enthusiasts only. 0

This is a funny, quick to read album. It has dozens of one page-comics, that tell about Milla Paloniemi and her dog. Pretty much all of them are supposed to be cute, silly and funny. Frankly, they are.To a selected group of those who like dogs, and are silly (at least around their dog). Which is why this is close to perfect for me. I don`t spend alot of time with dogs, but I am with them for a few moments a day.The quality of the printing is fantastic. Paper that can`t be seen trough (if you don...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Vomiting on a soul, dialogue, fantastic art and ominous foreshadowing. 0

This is, like all the other ones, one of the best issues in the series. The first issue pencilled by Ethan Van Sciver, in what he draws what he draws best. Nightmarish, highly detailed cool things. For example, imaginative looking mutants, a Shi`ar-space ship, a menacing expression etc. He also draws beautiful stuff: bit of a forest, pretty faces, a deer and so forth. So...outstanding art.Fun fact: No, I`m not kidding, it is outstanding. That`s The Beak, by the way, if you`re not f...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The review in room X. 0

First of all, the art moves in the area of good art styles that just don`t feel that special to me. It does everything right, it looks cool in many parts...but...nah, just doesn`t make me want to yell LEINIL FRANCIS YU IS AWESOME from rooftops. Also, some parts look weird, and not in a good way. Maybe you`ll like it though.The plot has a cool new mutant, a new cool cult, plenty of action, double the page count of a New X-men issue, a gimmick about the pages, witty dialogue, great characterisatio...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

"A jew, a drunk and a scientist walk in to a lab...That`s all." "I`m sorry Mr. President...I don`t--" "Look behind you." 2

That réplique is from one of my faf scenes in the book (I would like to note that the other man, Richard Feynman, actually said "Mister President". I shortened it, so I could fit it to the headline space. If you`re enraged of this, "sorry".). There`s a few more scenes which I like quite a bit. It automatically means that this is a good comic.Other things make this good, too. First off, I`ll mention the art. It`s one of those ones that walk in the region of simplified and detailed. It`s rendered ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

An excellently compressed story, that wouldn`t have had needed compressing. Frankly, it hurt it. 1

Yes indeed. The art looks fantastic. Dynamic, smooth, romantic and pleasant. But, as for the plot and dia- & monologue...I`m off two minds.First off, there`s a scene with Gwen. That`s good. The Peter comes in, and something weird happens: I actually got a "what the-!"-reaction. To silver age comics writing (it`s unusual of me). It was this bit, that gave me the feeling:Peter: I can`t ask you-to stay here-to stay with me.(No, it`s not that. It`s corny, and a bit stupid, but it`s not that.)Gwe...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

60. review. 0

Only 40 to the 100. review. Cool.Well, this the third, final act of the first New X-men story arc. It`s a good ending. Hank and Jean are in Genosha, performing some unsavory responsibilities ( liked that one ). It`s found out that Emma has a secondary mutation ( created a mild, okay-reaction to me ). We find out what`s the deal with Cassandra Nova ( it made her a bit less interesting for me ). Team dukes it out with her ( cool ). Emma has "an epiphany". Nova tries to do something destructive. Sh...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I`m not a big X-men fan and I still thinks rocks. 0

My project to review the whole series, continues. So does Morrisons era as the writer of an X-men title, which use to be THE X-men-title. For a reason. I mean, Morrison was born to write X-men, which has been, for decades now, a series series that are centered around gigantic crisis`s, that take dozens of issues to be solved. But are still really about the characters, and their relationship to those pesky humans.In this issue, he does one of those things that I really like. Which is to add crude...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It starts here. 0

By which I mean, of course, my newest project! I shall review all the New X-men issues. This is a solemn promise. Oh, and to a lesser extent, Grant Morrison started his franticulously fabulous run as the writer of an X-men team, in this issue.What happens in this one.Stuff.What I like.The cover.The team is comprised of four of the founding members, and one who kinda needs to be here (Wolverine). There`s Cerebro, mentions of Sentinels, a big class villain and an upcoming fantastic crisis. Classic...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

One of the best Tiny titans issues ever. 0

Hello, dear and not so dear readers. This is Kfh, an 18 year old dude from Finland, speaking. Well, "speaking". Today, I`ve decided to review this issue.Naturally, by the time you`re reading this, it`s not today anymore. Well, depending on what theory of time and the way it goes you believe in.But, lets get to the main point now. I`m gonna tell you how awesome each of the features in this issue are. Cool, huh?The cover.A nice joke, and a nod to Faces of evil. This issue actually (kinda) is a par...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The only reason to check this out is Simon Bisley. 0

Well, I guess that the title describes my opinion of the issue just fine. But if you care to, read on.About the plot.So...first we see Judge Death killing people at Gotham city. Then Batman "fights" against him. Then Deaths body is rendered useless. Batman is teleported to Mega city 1, he meets Dredd, Anderson and Mean machine (who teleports to Gotham). Then Judge Death teams up with Scarecrow and his goon. Then they decide to kill alotta people, and after that, other typical and boring stuff ha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best part of the trilogy (Or a three part story. Pick either one. 0

Bit of the plot.The iss starts with the recap of Caps first "death" & "resurrection" (which is that classic, and the best one). Then we follow Thor an Iron man duking it out for a while. Then Cap speaks sense in to them both. Then new problems ensue. Then things are wrapped up.How I, "mighty" Khfrfdu_89_76k, personally feel about this precise story.The most dramatic chance is the writing style. It`s by geoff Johns, when he was still really good (He`ll probably get better at some point. Well,...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Part two of a mediocre story arc. 0

Bit of the plot.SO, the story continues from a Thor issue. Iron man tells Thor that if he has to, he`ll fight against him. (Dr.) Doom starts to act out his plans. Other stuff happens. The battle between Thor and Iron man begins.Scattered thoughts of the issue.The art has stayed consistent (for my opinion of it, here`s a link to the review of the previous part). Coloring too.This part is written by a different writer. Fortunately, it doesn`t really matter. To me, at least. Especially since it dif...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Lo, ye verily should think twice about buying this to theeself. 0

Is that the correct grammar? If it isn`t, I really don`t care.BTW, this is a horrible, horrible review.Bit of the plot.This is the first chapter, in a three part crossover-story between Thors, Iron mans and Captain Americas mags. In this one, a bunch of innocent people are slaughtered by a few fascists in a made up country. They beg for Thor to save their country. And Thor is going to do precisely that.What I think of the story.The art is by Alan Davis, who`s a good artist. His current style doe...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A nice one, I guess. 0

I`ll review this differently, this time. I will name one thing I like about the page, and one that I don`t. Then I`ll give an over all rating of the ish. Don`t worry, I wont give any big spoilers away.The cover:BAD: Another stupid cover by Benes.OK: But, at least he only made the cover, because these days, in superhero comics, they`re basically characters posing. And Benes is good at drawing characters posing.Page 1:GOOD: A nice, four panel conversation between Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Kyle ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not as good as I would`ve wanted... 0

At first, I thought that I could write some lame fake-corps fake-oath to this one. Then I started to think sensibly again.Okay, since this is a book collecting alot of stories (which doesn`t make it an anthology), I think it`s fair to take a look at all of them, indvidually.Not on the case of the shortest stories though (only few pages), since it would be needless.Anyways, the shorts are the best part of the trade. Frankly, I thought that the book would be nothing BUT these dark mirror image sto...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I shall die by my own evil review! Or...A milestone! 0

Milestone because this is my 50th CV-review! WUUUUUUUUHUUUUUUUUU!!!!!I knew that for this rev, I had to pick something special. So, I decided to pick up this book, which is the second one in a two part series, collecting all of Fletcher Hanks comics (Which feels great. After all, you can`t have all of Len Weins stories in one book. Made of paper. Yet.)."All? Really?" You`re possibly asking. Yes indeed. You see, even if Mr. Hanks produced about 50 comics, they were all less than ten pages long. U...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

So cute! 0

I should always have an prologue in my reviews. Too bad I don`t have anything smart to write to those.What I like.The stories fit perfectly for kids. And adults. They should. After all, if you`re gonna get your kid a childrens book, you should also like to read it,since you`re the one who`s gonna read the story to the little critter. Over and over again...The art...You should buy the book simply because of the art. And because it`s full o` cute things.It`s black and white.I like silent comics. I...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Not for serious people. 0

Here`s a flimsy review that should help you decide whether to read this book or not. A book that you probably can`t even understand all of, because it`s not written in English. Let`s see how that works out...What I like about this? Answer:The art and plot by Ville Ranta are equally extraordinary.Adam and Eve are portrayed realistically. Very.The subject is explored enough.Sex is portrayed as something completely natural. Groovy.It has Death! Seriously, Death`s one of my faf characters ever. So w...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Now, `tis time review heroicly! 0

This is my review number...Oh, who cares?What I like...The art is scetchy and beautiful.The concept of the story got me to read this. What is it? Read the description. You don`t wanna? Boy, you`re lazy. Okay, it`s this: A knight who has lived for centuries, looks for heroic deeds to do. Will he find them? Well, I dould tell you right now...but...nah. I shant.There`s a dragon in this.This is slightly funny. Not humorous, but funny.It`s a quick read.The protagonist is realistic.It`s also written i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

So, Eisner did THIS for a living, too. 0

Hullo there Viner! This is my 46. review, and this time it`s about a very educational book!What the book is about?Read the plot summary.What I like.It`s fascinating that one of the greatest comic creators ever, made educational humor coated comics, for about TWENTY YEARS. Twenty! How long did he make each of his graphic novels? A few years, maybe less. How long did he make Spirit? 12 years (plus a few more strips, occasionally, all the way to his death). And he made this for twenty years...But I...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Beware the terrifying Mothman comics-comic! 0

This is my review nro. 45. It`s about a monster.Bit of the plot(s).5 of the 8 stories in this pocket book-sized issue are based on the events that happened in Point Pleasant in the 1960`s. Each of them begins with a dramatization (as realistic as possible) of what might`ve happened during those occurances. Then we see what might`ve happened. 5 of these endings are more or less funny. One of them isn`t supposed to make you laugh (nro. 3), and one ending (nro. 4) ...I don`t know.What I like.It`s m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.