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4.59 stars 4.59/5 Stars Average score of 79 user reviews

The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! 0

Introduction: Now, I have been a huge “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fan ever since the 1980s animated series came out and I just had to check out every reincarnation of my favorite four turtles on television no matter what! So, when I heard about Mirage Comics’ original dark and gritty version of the turtles, I was a little skeptical about it since the 1980s animated series had pretty much cemented my opinion on what the turtles should be like (well, at least until the 2003...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Solo adventures of Hawkeye! 0

Introduction: Now, I will admit that when I first heard about Marvel launching their “Marvel NOW” line (which is similar to DC doing their “New 52” reboot, except that “Marvel NOW” is not a reboot), I was a bit hesitant about reading any of the comic books from this line because: 1) I did not like the direction that Marvel was taking some of their franchises (X-Men in particular).2) Since I have not been reading Marvel Comics (or DC comics for that...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Legendary Blue and Gold Teams! 2

Introduction: I have been reading the “X-Men” comics for awhile now, but there was one story line that fans were raving about during the 1990s and that was “X-Men: Mutant Genesis!” Well, the reason why “X-Men: Mutant Genesis” was praised a lot by the fans during the 1990s was because this was the highest selling comic book at the time. It also helped paved way for the famous 1990s cartoon series and it even paved way for an arcade game called “X-Men: Children of the Atom.” “X-Men: Mutant Genes...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Meet the new Morning Glories! 0

Introduction: After reading the previous three volumes of Nick Spencer’s “Morning Glories” series, I was surprised to find myself actually wanting to read more adventures from the Morning Glories students and I finally managed to pick up the fourth volume “Morning Glories: Truants,” which introduces the next generation of the Morning Glories students! What is this story about? After the events that happened in the third volume, the Morning Glory students find themselves face to face with a grou...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Time to kick some bad guys’ tails! 0

Introduction: Now, I will admit that I honestly have not heard about Mark Millar’s famous series “Kick-Ass” until I heard about the movie that came out. Even though I have not seen the movie yet as of this review, I was interested in checking out the comic book it was based off of before watching the movie and I must admit; I was TOTALLY blown away by this really creative concept of a comic book! What is this story about? Dave Lizewski was your average high school teenage boy who is not that p...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

P.E. is everyone’s worst nightmare! 1

Introduction: After reading the first two volumes of Nick Spencer’s current comic book series “Morning Glories,” I was interested in seeing what kind of strange and nightmarish adventures our main protagonists are getting themselves into this time. Well, it turns out that there are even more twists and turns for the characters in this volume than ever before! What is this story about? In this volume, the faculty at Morning Glory Academy decided to cancel classes for the rest of the day just s...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Learning from your past. 0

Introduction: After reading the first volume of “Morning Glories Volume One: For a Better Future” by Nick Spencer along with artwork by Joe Eisma, I was curious to see how the characters would get out of the nightmarish Morning Glory Academy while keeping their sanities in check. Now, I finally got around to reading the second volume of this series “Morning Glories Volume Two: All Will be Free” and I am proud to say that the stories are starting to progress a bit more with these characters! ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Welcome to the School of Nightmares! 0

Introduction: I have read so many comics from Image Comics and I have been enjoying many of them so far! So, I stumbled upon this new series written by Nick Spencer called “Morning Glories Volume One: For a Better Future” and this is honestly my first comic book that I had read by Nick Spencer. Now, when I first saw this comic book, I actually thought that this series was something similar to the premise of “X-Men” where the main characters have special powers and learn how to control them. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Do Giants really exist? 0

5.5 stars! Introduction: I have read so many Image Comics over time (Saga, Invincible, Chew) and I have been enjoying every one of them! Now, I had stumbled upon this unique little comic called “I Kill Giants” which is written by Joe Kelly along with artwork by JM Ken Niimura and it was seriously one of the most creative and intense comics I had ever read! What is this story about? Barbara Thorson was just your average fifth-grade student…alright maybe not so average student. Barbara’s big se...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

What really happened to Superman? 0

Introduction: There were many comics during the 1980s that really helped redefine the comic book industry, such as Frank Miller’s classic “Batman” story, “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,” which helped redefine Batman into a darker and edgier character. Another comic that really stood out for DC comics during the 1980s was none other than “Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” which was actually the final “Superman” story to be written in the style of the silver age comics. Aft...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Three Strikes and you are out! 0

Introduction: Just when I thought that this series could not get any better, it just continues to amaze me! With its wacky sense of humor and going into the dark and gritty nature of crime sprees, John Layman’s fantastic “Chew” series just continues to impress me! In the fifth volume of “Chew” called “Major League Chew,” Tony Chu is definitely up for some more crazy adventures as the mysteries of the fourth volume continues to unfold!What is this story about?In this volume, Tony Chu is immedi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Spider-Man’s really getting used to being a hero! 0

Introduction: After reading the first volume of “Ultimate Spider-Man,” I was thrilled to get my hands on the second volume of this series! “Ultimate Spider-Man: Learning Curve” is the second volume of Brian Michael Bendis’ “Ultimate Spider-Man” series and this time, Peter Parker is going to take on a villain bigger than the last time…KINGPIN!What is this story about?In this volume, Peter Parker is still going around town, saving innocent people from various criminals that pop up in the city. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Startling Revelation! 0

5.5 stars! Introduction: After reading the previous four volumes of Joe Hill’s highly acclaimed graphic novel series “Locke and Key,” I was trying to figure out for the longest time about what the Locke kids’ father, Rendell Locke, knew about the keys that are located in the Lovecraft house. Well, let me proudly say that “Locke and Key: Clockworks” will reveal everything about the origin of the keys and the main villain himself! What is this story about? Even though Tyler and Kinsey Locke mana...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

What is real and is not real? 0

Introduction: At this point, I have been reading many “Batman” comics and so far, I had been enjoying every single one I had read…until I came upon this comic. I mean, “Batman R.I.P” had a pretty interesting premise written by Grant Morrison and gorgeous artwork by Tony S. Daniel, who slightly rivals Jim Lee’s artwork, but the story itself was a bit too slow and confusing for me to really get interested in. What is this story about? Batman has always trained himself to withstand any threat tha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

You do not want to mess with this Preacher! 0

Introduction: After reading so many graphic novels that were geared towards older teens and adults (Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series and Bill Willingham’s “Fables” series), I never would have thought that I would come across a graphic novel that has coarse language practically littered out throughout the entire story while dealing with a subject matter that is so controversial to many readers. That graphic novel, my friends, is “Preacher: Gone to Texas” and man, was I in for a wild ride of my r...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Spider-man getting his powers for the first time! 0

Introduction: I have been growing up with “Spider-Man” ever since I was a child and so far, the only comic I had read from the “Spider-Man” series was “The Origin of the Hobgoblin,” which I did enjoyed. Now, I had stumbled upon the Marvel Ultimate Universe and after I read Mark Millar’s run on “Ultimate X-Men” and kept hearing so many good things on this run, I decided to give Brian Michael Bendis’ run on “Ultimate Spider-Man” a chance. Now at first, I was a little hesitant to read this volum...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The famous story of Hush continues! 0

4.5 stars Introduction: After reading “Batman: Hush,” I really got interested in Hush’s character and where he came from since we only saw half of his story in the original story.But thankfully, some of my reading friends managed to recommend me a story that continues the storyline from “Batman: Hush” and it is called “Batman: Heart of Hush!” With great writing from Paul Dini, who also wrote some of the episodes from “Batman: the Animated Series,” “Batman: Heart of Hush” is definitely one comic...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Explore the dark side of Gotham City! 0

6 stars!Introduction:Lately, I have been reading many “Batman” comics that came out during the 1980s and the 1990s, so that way I could be caught up with the “Batman” universe. But, after discovering some newer “Batman” comics, I wanted to try out some and one of the “Batman” stories that I had checked out was “Batman: The Black Mirror.” Now, after reading “Batman: Hush,” I said to myself that I wanted to read more “Batman” stories that featured Dick Grayson since I loved his character in “Batma...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Everything is coming place! 0

Introduction:After reading the first two volumes of Jonathan Hickman’s highly acclaimed “Fantastic Four” series, I was a little skeptical about reading more from this series because:a) The stories in the first two volumes were confusing to me and I thought that I would never get into the stories no matter how many volumes I have read from this series.b) I did not quite enjoy the second volume as much as the first volume, so I was not sure if I was going to enjoy the direction this series was goi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It’s an Alien Invasion! 0

Introduction:Seriously, will I ever put this series down? Every time I pick up a volume from John Layman’s Eisner Award and Harvey Award winning series “Chew,” things just keeps getting crazier and more interesting than ever before! In this volume, “Chew: Flambé,” things get even more crazy for Tony Chu and John Colby as there is a panic going on in the United States when strange alien letterings suddenly show up in the sky!What is this story about?In this volume, after a mysterious alien langua...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The X-Men’s Deadliest foe yet! 0

Introduction: When I heard so many good things about one of the most iconic “X-Men” stories, next to “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past,” “Proteus,” I just had to give this comic a shot! Now, I actually first heard about the Proteus storyline through the “X-Men” cartoon series that came out during the 1990s and ever since then, I was interested in seeing how this popular storyline unfolded in the “X-Men” universe and now, I finally got a chance to read it!What is this story about?I...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Mysterious Puppet Master is now revealed! 0

5.5 stars!Introduction:After reading the first volume of the well-acclaimed “Batman” story, “Batman: Hush,” I just had to check out the second volume that would conclude this fantastic storyline! Now, that I had just finished reading “Batman: Hush Volume Two,” I can clearly say that this storyline definitely rates along my most favorite “Batman” storylines next to “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Batman: The Long Halloween!”What is this story about?Continuing from the last volume, the story begin...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Who is behind all of these crimes? 0

Introduction:I have been reading many “Batman” comics for awhile now and after searching for some really good “Batman” stories that were recommended to me by other fellow comic book readers, I keep hearing good things about “Batman: Hush” and I finally picked it up! “Batman: Hush Volume One” is apart of an alternative universe in DC Comics called “Elsewhere,” like where “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” also came from and I have to admit, I really enjoyed this volume!What is this story about?The...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Love and Crime! 0

Introduction:After reading the first two volumes of John Layman’s “Chew” series, my interest in this series just keeps rising every time I picked up a new volume! Now, I had finally read the third volume of the “Chew” series called “Chew: Just Desserts Volume Three” and this volume was just as good as the previous two volumes! Being an Eisner Award and Harvey Award winning series, “Chew” so far has definitely deserved the praise it has received over the years!What is this story about?In this vol...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Seven Stories about the Endless! 0

After reading almost all of Neil Gaiman’s fantastic run on the “Sandman” series (to the point where I called the year 2012 “The Year of the Sandman” since I had spent the year reading the Sandman comics), I wanted to read Neil Gaiman’s latest story on the “Sandman” series, “The Sandman: Endless Nights,” even though “The Sandman: The Wake” was actually considered the final story arc in the “Sandman” series. “The Sandman: Endless Nights,” which is also a Bram Stoker Award winner and a Locus Award ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Food crime around the world! 0

Introduction:After reading the first volume of this fantastic series “Chew: Taster’s Choice,” I was geared up to read the second volume “Chew: International Flavor!” “Chew: International Flavor” is just as interesting and creative as the first volume and being that John Layman’s “Chew” series is an Eisner Award Winning and Harvey Award Winning series, this volume is definitely something that any comic book fan should check out!What is this story about?In this volume, Tony Chu is back and this ti...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crime meets Food! 0

6 stars!Introduction:Alright, now when I first saw the title of this comic “Chew,” I was thinking to myself about what was so interesting about a comic book that was all about food? Well, I WAS WRONG! “Chew: Taster’s Choice” which was written by John Layman along with artwork by Rob Guillory and received an Eisner Award for Best New Series and a Harvey Award Winner, was one comic that really knew how to create a plot that not only involves food but also involves a really intriguing crime drama t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Joker is Back! 0

Introduction:After reading the classic “Batman” tale, “Batman: The Killing Joke,” I wanted to read more stories about one of Batman’s most infamous villains, the Joker! So, I went ahead and picked up Brian Azzarello’s take on the Joker “Joker” and while it has many slow scenes, it was a truly interesting take on the psychotic mind of the Joker in a more dark and gritty way that I would have never imagined possible!What is this story about?This story is being told from the viewpoint of one of the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Adventures of the Fantastic Four Continues! 0

Brief Introduction:After reading the first volume of Jonathan Hickman’s run of “Fantastic Four,” I wanted to check out the rest of this series and see more adventures from the “Fantastic Four!” Unfortunately, “Fantastic Four: Volume Two” was just an average read for me because while it had some interesting scenes with the Fantastic Four, it lacked the action that was shown in the first volume and the plotlines in this volume had many slow scenes that made it difficult for me to read through.What...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Adventures of the Fantastic Four! 0

Brief Introduction:I have heard of the Fantastic Four for many years and I had seen most of the movies and the TV shows that was based on them. However, I never picked up a comic of the “Fantastic Four” until recently, since I am a huge “X-Men” fan and I have been constantly reading their comics for years now. After hearing so many good things about Jonathan Hickman’s run on “Fantastic Four,” I just had to give this series a shot and see if it was worth checking out. Well, I was really amazed by...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Family Space Journey of the Century! 0

6 stars!Introduction:After reading so many of Brian K. Vaughan’s works, with “Y: The Last Man” and his “Runaways” series being among the works I had read, I have been enjoying everything that Brian K. Vaughan has done over the years! But, imagine my surprise when I discovered that Brian K. Vaughan had recently created a new comic book series called “Saga!” After hearing so many good things about this comic, I just had to pick this up for myself and see what was so good about this comic and man, ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The origin tale of Two-Face! 0

The Origins of Harvey Dent has begun!Introduction:Now, I have been reading many Batman comics whose stories dealt with Batman defeating one of his greatest foes, the Joker. But, I had always wanted to read some “Batman” stories that dealt with another one of Batman’s greatest foes, Two-Face! I got interested in Two-Face’s story when I saw one of the episodes on “Batman: The Animated Series” that dealt with the origin tale of Two-Face and I was amazed at how well that episode portrayed the relati...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The origin of Hobgoblin is now revealed! 0

Introduction:After reading “X-Men” and “Batman” comics for so long now, I wanted to try something new, so I decided to jump into the “Spider-Man” comics and behold, “The Amazing Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin” was my first introduction into the “Spider-Man” comics and now I am actually geared up to read more from the famous web-slinging superhero!What is this story about?Basically, this comic takes place after the events of “The Death of Gwen Stacy” and after Spider-Man had defeated the Gre...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Wolverine in the dark and dystopian future! 0

Brief Introduction:Now, everyone knows that I am a huge fan of Wolverine, so when I heard about this unique little story called “Wolverine: Old Man Logan,” I just had to try this comic out! Luckily, I was not disappointed with this story as “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” was one of the most intense and possibly terrifying stories I had ever read about Wolverine! With spectacular writing from Mark Millar and dramatic artwork by Steve McNiven, “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” is definitely one comic book yo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Vampire Hunters of the 1950s! 0

5.5 stars!Brief Introduction:Wow! I had never seen a comic book series get better and better over time since Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series and Joss Whedon’s run on “Astonishing X-Men!” Scott Snyder continues to amaze me with his stellar storytelling in the “American Vampire” series and the fourth volume is definitely one of the best volumes I had read so far in this series! With brilliant writing from Scott Snyder along with fantastic artwork from Rafael Albuquerque, Jordi Bernet, Roger Cruz an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Vampire Hunting World War II style! 0

Brief Introduction:I am definitely on the roll with Scott Snyder’s fantastic series, “American Vampire” and the third volume of this series does not disappoint me! “American Vampire: Volume Three” is probably the most intense out of the entire “American Vampire” series as Scott Snyder’s dramatic writing and Rafael Albuquerque, Danijel Zezelj, and Sean Murphy’s artwork contribute greatly to this volume!What is the story?In this volume, there are two stories being told regarding Pearl and Felicia ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Most Tragic Battle of the X-Men! 0

Introduction: After I heard so many good reviews on this comic, I just had to read this and oh boy, I just have so much to say about this particular comic book!    I know that so many events had happened before “X-Men: Mutant Massacre” happened (as was stated by the characters in this comic), but I wanted to read this so badly that I was willing to skip the last few issues of “X-Men” just to get to this comic! “X-Men: Mutant Massacre” was a first for me in many different ways: it was the first...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Plot Thickens for our favorite vampires! 0

Brief Introduction: After reading the first volume of Scott Snyder’s classic graphic novel, “American Vampire,” I just had to check out the second volume to see more adventures from Pearl and Skinner!   So, I finally read “American Vampire: Volume Two” by Scott Snyder (Stephen King is not writing this volume this time) and I was even more amazed at how well this story is getting developed and now I cannot wait to see what will happen to these characters next! What is the story? In this ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Vampires of the twentieth century! 0

6 stars! Brief Introduction: Now, it is rare that I often read many vampire comics (with the exception of “Fray” ), so when I heard so many good things about Scott Snyder and Stephen King’s graphic novel, “American Vampire,” I just had to check it out and boy, was I amazed at how creative and intense this story really was! What is the story? In this volume, we are introduced to two separate stories that feature a ruthless outlaw, Skinner Sweet and a young and beautiful actress, Pearl Jones...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The last man standing! 0

Introduction: What would happen if you became the last gender (whether you are a male or female) on the face of the planet?   Well, that is what we are discovering in Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner Award winning classic graphic novel, “Y: The Last Man: Book One!”   After hearing so many glowing reviews about this graphic novel, I decided to give this book a shot and man, was I blown away by the creative concept of this graphic novel!   “Y: The Last Man: Book One” is definitely one of the most dramat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.