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Fear the living, not the dead! Spike's Revival vol. !; You're Among Friends review! 0

Well, I just re-read this beauty for a third time, a review is necessary at this point, not to mention this rural noir is one of Image's home runs of the last couple of years and everyone should be reading it!Yes, you can tell by my review list I am a big Seeley fan, and that's because the work he does reflects the passion he has for comic books, add to that Norton's incredible storytelling and graceful lines and the result is a title as excellent as Revival.The plot revolves around a quaint sma...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Seriously? Spike's Marvel Knight's Spider-Man; 99 Problems... review. 0

Marvel Knights is an imprint that I love and always looked forward to read, but that is no longer the case. Not after their new line; I feel like hardcore DC fans felt after the New 52.I read --and sadly bought-- all five issues of this series and all I can say is that it's barely a story, let alone a good one. The panels pretend they are artsy-fartsy and innovative, like something David Mack or J.H. Williams III would do... if they had no talent at all. They not only have no narrative quality, ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Watching how they soar. Spike's Serenity; Leaves on the Wind #1 review! 0

It has been a while since the Serenity crew has joined us in this side of the 'verse and with this six issue miniseries us Browncoats are happy to be in good company again!The story takes place like nine months after the Serenity film. The events on Miranda have left the universe divided again between those who believe that the Alliance killed over 30 million people and those who claim that everything is a hoax, similar to what happens with the 9/11 truther movement. The even has fanned the fla...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A.I.M.ing for the fun! Spike's All-New X-Factor #2 review! 0

Picking-up right where the last issue left, Gambit, Polaris and Quicksilver rush into A.I.M.'s facility to save some mutants from the experiments of Dr. Hoffman. Which mutants? They don't know, and since they "rushed" in, they also forgot to make a plan. But nothing is keeping this team of well-financed, hot-headed misfits from saving the day!The comic book is quite fun, Peter David never drops the ball in terms of continuity and characterization, and Carmine's art and storytelling is top-notch,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Isn't the concept of corporate superheroes an oxymoron? Spike's All-New X-Factor #1 review. 0

I've been very exited about this title since I heard about it, and even if these are the most flamin' costumes I've seen (except for Cosmic Boy's corset and Namor's briefs), I wasn't disappointed at all! And that is quite rare if your favorite character is Gambit.Peter David has made Remy the central character, and his characterization is right next to what Jeph Loeb accomplished in Wolverine/Gambit; Victims, the epitome of Gambit's Film Noir demeanor, in a very organic and interesting way.Needl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A miracle has happened on Earth-616! Spike's Miracleman #1 review. 0

I'm amazed no one has reviewed the comic book yet, it's not like this legendary story is brand-new. I don't think I have to review Marvelman's visionary return heralding the darker days of comic book plots. It was, by all means, revolutionary when it was originally published and many of us downloaded it as soon as the internet was invented. I'll stick to the implications of it now being a Marvel Comics publication, it's advantages and the weird implications.The book is gorgeous and it is materia...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A classic, for sure! 0

Howard Chaykin's American Flagg! is one of those '80s revolutionary comic books that every so-called nerd or fanboy should check out. We can easily call it the precursor to stories like Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan, with that chaotic narrative that paints a gritty, yet cartoony parody of world events that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.Reuben Flagg is a former actor forced to become a Plexmall ranger after being replaced by an hologram. He enters into a world of disbelief as...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

WE ARE VENOM!!! 0

This was a solid first issue that sets-up the new Venom title. Corporal Eugene 'Flash' Thompson and the symbiote are brought together by the Army in a effort to have some kind of new Supersoldier (yup, they never get tired of that).The story is pretty straight-forward, Venom has to save some good Eastern European folk from an attack by the Jack O' Lantern. The villain is looking up a mad scientist in order to use his weapons. Flash has to make a quick decision and his superiors are not happy wi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New look, same problems. 0

Gambit, my favorite character of all time, like the stuff he touches, filled with explosive potential energy, yet it is very rare that someone taps into it. I actually talked with Clay about the series, and red flags arose all over. It is a fact that the editor kids in Marvel right now can barely handle their work. Clay's art wasn't what it could have been because he received the scripts like four months late (we were at a con and he couldn't hang out because he had to catch up with them). I've ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

JMesS 0

You could say I am a fan of J. Michael (I even tried and helped out him and Chris Weston with the Twelve, dedicating my January column in Comikaze Magazine to an interview with Chris about the return of the book). I also always defend him when they blame him for the terrible editorial decisions taken with Spidey. Having said this, I try to always keep a level-head and be objective, even when I am a huge fan of the guy I'm reviewing, and this issue was the single worst comic book I have read this...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Killing me softly with this joke. 0

Out of the lot of Before Watchmen publications, this is the book I have enjoyed the most. Azzarello's dialogues were very strong and well planned (he still is no Alan Moore, though). The character's psychology is very consistent with the source material and the Kennedy plot was right on the money (yes, I will overlook JFK's health issues that would have made it impossible to play football with Eddie). The Comedian's character shows that morally ambiguous humanity that represents that dark side o...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I am amazed that this was highly rated! 0

Sadly, what I liked the most about this comic book was the cover, and the coloring by Paul Mounts. Amanda's art is not at its best and it feels irregular throughout the book. The story was kind of like a bad Strangers in Paradise rip-off tied-in with Watchmen through some references. Plus, the Tijuana Bible scene makes no sense: very early in the original Watchmen Sally explains to Laurie what a TJ Bible is (meaning, before 1985, she never knew what one of those was, and it would be highly unlik...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Asking for it... 0

Well, since these cats think they can be measured using the original as the ruler, let's play their game...I'm gonna start by saying that I love Cooke's work and this is the book I was most interested in reading. The art is cute, but it doesn't match the level of composition found in Gibbon's original work. Just the same old Timm-inspired style. The story takes some weird liberties with the characters that don't really seem to fit into the Watchmen universe, specially with the Comedian, who seem...

2 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Luke Cage VS Spider-Woman, not Avengers VS X-Men 0

I couldn't spoil this comic book for you even if I wanted to, you already read what "happened" in the previous issues...How is it that a guy that writes a ton of dialogue manages to say nothing with it, and keep a job as a scriptwriter? Bendis has ruined the whole thing for me, three issues into the arc and the thing hasn't even started!!! These should all be compressed into one book and be #0, all three!!! Seriously, Marvel should put a lid on it before they really hurt the franchises; and get ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Astonishing Marjorie Liu! 0

I really hope I am as objective as possible while writing this, since I LOVE Gambit and Marjorie Liu! I actually liked this book, solid start for this new team (which more than an strategic superhero group, is brought together because of the circumstances). It starts right off the bat with a big action-packed mystery, and then we go to some character development in the form of a flashback. The characters are all in their own voice and it still feels there is room for evolution.I wasn't really tr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bendis & Romita Jr. really need a break. 0

Slow-paced, and filled with Lego-like drawings; the reasons why I have hated the creative team behind the Avengers; has published yet another uninteresting Avengers book (the X-Men basically work as a plot device here). There's nothing to even spoil here, half the book was already published as a free preview, and the other half is a very predictable evolution of the story, plus, it doesn't feel like round 1, it felt like the first 5 seconds of round 1. Hope the other books with Hickman, Brubaker...

9 out of 13 found this review helpful.

Why is Marvel letting these goofballs make this??? 0

I think the most important unresolved issue here is: Why is the guy running the black ops biz quitting the army to form a school, and keep the black ops running??? Wolverine is acting WAY out of character here, this thing really doesn't make sense :( Not to mention X-23, Gambit, Jubilee, Danger, Sebastian Shaw... these cats shouldn't be X-Men at all! What side is Xavier in anyway? Doesn't he have to approve of his property being used, at very least?...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Superman's past looks like a bright future! 0

As I suspected, this comic was a SMASH of action, a fresh start for the new Man of Steel. I'm not even a huge Morrison fan, but the man can write Supes, as he has demonstrated before. He brings characteristics from the Golden Age Superman and mixes them with a modern approach. The issues is action-packed, yet it balances very well the establishment of the characters and the tone of the series, plus, the cliffhanger, intelligent and exiting! The art, by the way, GORGEOUS! Definitively one of the ...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

There's a reason why this was in a vault! 0

I mean no disrespect to the Golden Age artist George Tuska, but this is a seriously horrible book. It really has nothing going on other than the cover. The story is very forced and very predictable, and the way Scott Lobdell voiced Gambit after having written some of his milestones like Uncanny X-Men #350 is quite disturbing. It was nice to see Spat after a decade of absence, but, that's about it....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This wasn't a let down, I was expecting a disaster like this. 0

The new DC Universe kicks off with a mediocre start. The only thing this issue has going on is the art, and it overall feels like an old WildC.A.T.S. issue, it doesn't really seem to have a plot or direction, it only tries to establish what we already knew about his characters in the exact same way they were before. So, what is the point of the reboot then???...

3 out of 8 found this review helpful.

This was a jaw-dropper!!! 0

Seriously, if you are not reading this, you are missing out the best current X-book, and I just don't say this because I'm the biggest Gambit fan of all time; the tension, the dynamic plot, the script, the art... everything about this book is impressive and memorable, Remender is one of the greatest writers Marvel has at this moment. The Dark Angel Saga is not only a fun read, but it really provides the nostalgia, the character depth, and the larger-than-life story that will make this run leg...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Everyone should be reading this! 0

Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera are hitting a Home-Run with their new Daredevil book! This should be sold in news stands and grocery stores for everyone to read! It's fun, intelligent, gorgeous, and it brings Matt Murdoch down to a lighter and fun tone without forgetting about the edge that has made Daredevil one of the most interesting characters in the Marvel Universe.  The dynamic between Matt and Steve was very enjoyable, the legal intrigue makes for a very good sub-plot, and this take might not ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This isn't event material whatsoever. 0

So, as it is being stated by everyone, a bunch of kids can take the X-Men. And it's not that they have recruited Valeria Richards, it just seems that the average people in the Marvel Universe have an IQ of 190. The impact this is supposed to have with the X-Men starts to feel very unjustified, and, unless Jason Aaron writes 2 of the best X-Men issues of all time (which I doubt) for the remainder of the series, we are starting off a new era of X-Men without a solid foundation. This, at best, shou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Legacy? Where? 0

A couple of years ago I just loved this title, until it became "Rogue Adventures." The only good thing lately has been the cover art. The story, the roster, the villains just seems so very forced, everything is painfully slowly and highly uninteresting. The plot is all over, and the abuse of the Deus Ex Machina device just tells me Carey has overstayed with the book. And as far as the illustrations go, nothing to write home about either....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the worst comic books I have read in my entire life! 0

This book was insulting, specially to us Gambit fans. Gambit is one of the best (if not the best) thief of the entire Marvel Universe, how is it that he became Storm's sidekick??? If anything he was supposed to be there as mentor (as he once was)!  This felt like an episode of Pinky & the Brain: The dialogues were devoid of personality, and were painfully derivative. Bachalo's art is mediocre at best, this book looks like a children's book, and this is supposed to be a vampiric story! It at ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Intriguing first issue! 0

Terry Moore is back with a vengeance! Rachel Rising is an intriguing book that digs deep into your brain with it's superb artwork and concept. It's about Rachel Beck, she just crawled back from her unmarked grave and she's trying to make sense out of her horrifying situation while realizing she has changed and things will only get weird from this point forward.  For Terry Moore, excellence is the standard, and I am really looking forward for the next issues. The only (not really) negative observ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fame Monsters Part 1 0

This is a fun, solid new issue in the adventures of Cassie and Vlad. I love how they satirize how trivial is modern pop culture with good and healthy doses of gore. The subplot with Cat Curio and Pooch is adorable! Dan Leister's artwork is getting more expressive with each issue, and the backup stories are interesting, fun, and gorgeous! Is it me or is this turning into a horror anthology book?   *SPOILERS*  The thing I am worried about is the Nef, it kind of looks like we have seen this before ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.