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One By One, They All Fall Down 0

The first issue made me understand why people like Moon Knight. The character oozes awesome charisma, but the pacing was a little off, the whole issue didn't feel fully put together. This issue sold me absolutely on the series, balancing the coolness that is Moon Knight with the raw talent of Warren Ellis.There's only one problem with this issue, and it's really not a problem the way the issue balances itself out, but the story is definitely a bit short. It doesn't just feel short, the story is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Mud Grubber That Became a God 0

Some of these villain issues tend to be a bit too over ambitious, trying to tell too many facets of the character's history in a limited space. Thus this issue starts out with a very interesting tale of a mortal Darkseid who climbed to godhood atom a mountain of god corpses, but it feels rushed. We're getting it more as a summary than a story. The VERY beginning of it is well paced, but then the story starts skipping forward a bit at times, disappointing me because I was really enjoying that st...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Web of Time 0

This may not be the long awaited Green Goblin arc, but this is essentially what I've been waiting for. It's been quality, but all this time things have been slowly getting a little stale. All of Superior Spider-Man is just demonstrations of how he's different than Peter, nothing so far has REALLY seemed like a genuine arc-threat. But now Spock is in danger, albeit in a very roundabout way. This isn't about Spock's new approach to a classic villain, there's actual tension moving the story forwar...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

David and The Cyclops 0

This certainly isn't the most unique or compelling of Mike Del Mundo's covers, but it's still a Mike Del Mundo cover. Its's great. And on interiors, Paul Davidson's not Tan Eng Huat, but he does a fairly good imitation of it. He smoths some of the corners and creates a slightly more general style, but there's still enough of the crazy style to fit.Cyclops has been dealing with just about everyone in the Marvel Universe lately, so at this late stage in the game, something very different must be ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Two Worlds 0

I don't think this cover is a personal favorite of mine for this series, the others I could stare at for hours, but I can't deny that this cover is both incredibly unique and utterly brilliant. Mike Del Mundo is one of the greatest cover artists of all time, hands down.I know some people don't like Tan Eng Huat, but I absolutely love his artwork. I'm not saying it's the best art ever by far, but his style is so unique and atmospheric. His trippy sense of style is a perfect fit for such a unique...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Surprisingly Sturdy Timestream 0

The main driving force behind this crossover event begins in this issue as the X-Men of the future arrive in the present. There's some very interesting choices, and I must profess a general fondness for this type of thing. I love seeing alternate futures, to see how the characters I know and sometimes love have developed. I'm a little confused as to why Iceman is basically an Ice-Hulk (more about his seeming lack of intelligence than his size), but most of the choices here are pretty good. It's...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Paradox Now 0

I know this is a review, but I have to start off a bit of a rant. It's not related to the quality of the issue, but this issue takes something Marvel's recently been doing that pisses me off, and takes it to a whole new level. Basically, I find it incredibly frustrating that a whole bunch of their comics cost an extra dollar without giving us any additional content. Aside from the digital copy, except they market that as free. They pretend the digital copy is a free gift to us, but really it's ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

50/50 0

Guillem March's artwork is certainly gorgeous, and his layouts are a bit more loose than they were on Talon, which is good. There's tons of energy and atmosphere sewn into the visuals of this issue thanks to March.First and foremost I must say this, Peter J. Tomasi definitely seems to know how to write Two-Face as a character. The decisions of the coin are absolute to him, and nothing else can take priority. So when the coin tells him to save Gotham, even after he allied himself with the Secret...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Procession of The Flower Girl 0

Poison Ivy's not normally among my favorite Batman villains, this cover was among the more generic Villains Month covers, and while I don't have any grudge against the creative team, it wasn't one that really stood out for me. So I wasn't really expecting much from Poison Ivy's villain issue, but man, this one was excellent. Definitely more unique than her generic Joker's Asylum issue.One thing that stood out for sure was the minimal focus on two frequent go-to themes when it comes to Poison Ivy...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Cost of Bullets 0

This is going to be a bit of a divisive issue I think. Some drastic changes are made to Deadshot's origins, and it creates a very delicate result. In some ways it appears they've made his origin more generic in some ways, but at the same time there's some little twists to it that make it very effective and definitely extremely fitting for the character. His personality is also probably the most accurate since the New 52 began.Maybe it's just how much I love Secret Six. I'm so attached to that b...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Robot Racism 0

While the first two issues sped right through the story, this one spends most of its time just spinning its wheels. While I admire the theme of debating the right of hyperevolved a.i. to deemed a living thing or not, it basically gets hammered into your head without finesse. Hank Pym's already been talking about it, but his debate with Monica Chang is so repetitive, and downright confusing since it sounds like she's on his side the whole time. And they keep repeating a lot of the same lines alm...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rebuilding Batman 0

I don't feel like Rafael Albuquerque put his full effort into this cover. It's clearly his style, but the background figures are incredibly loose, and the overall design is fairly lacking.But HOLY CRAP ALL IS FORGIVEN as soon as you open up the issue. This is hands down some of the greatest artwork I've ever seen from Albuquerque. His art has always been stylistic, but in this story he goes above and beyond in the stylistic territory. Heavy washes of color, especially bloody shades of red, comp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Discovery Channel Presents: New Gods 0

I guess I understand that Worlds' Finest really is pretty much a spinoff of Earth 2, so it's not totally crazy for the villain issue for Worlds' Finest to be Earth 2... But like... Why couldn't Worlds' Finest just have its own villain issue? There's a lot of bizarre arbitrary oversimplification involved in Villains Month, and ironically it just made things 10x as complicated.I was initially a bit excited about this issue. Despite Worlds' Finest being seven layers of awful, I know Paul Levitz ca...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Unironically Chaotic Chaos 1

This isn't REALLY the fault of the issue itself, just the whole way overly-convoluted nature of Villains Month, but unless you've done the research, this issue might cause problems. If you're reading Katana, you might not know to jump over to Justice League Dark #23.1 for a month. And if you're reading Justice League Dark, you're going to be confused as to what connection this has to the main series, because there's none. DC really should've thought this whole thing through more. This is confus...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

One Man Army vs. Not Much of an Army 0

This cover is just beautifully over the top, and it works great for Arsenal. Leaping off a wall aiming a bow with a scope? And he's got a giant laser cannon, machine gun, rocket launcher, freaking katana and hella all sorts of other weapons. He damn sure earns his name.Unfortunately it's this cover, combined with all the buildup to this issue, that creates a lot of expectations that are ultimately unfulfilled in this issue. While Arsenal does go all one-man-army against the League of Assassins, ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

'Wherefore Art Thou' Doesn't Even Begin to Describe It 0

Brett Booth is a fine artist, but he should NOT do Vibe covers. Brett Booth is an artist in some circles infamous for his excessive lines. Thus, when depicting someone whose entire power basis causes extra lines, creates art that's cluttered and confusing. And speaking of art, I wish this series would stick with a consistent artist, and not keep jumping back and forth between Pete Woods and Andres Guinaldo willy nilly. Luckily the two manage to find a style that looks similar to the other, so t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Generic Dreams of Happiness 0

After such a disappointing last-minute cover switchout last issue, it;s nice to see this cover is still the one solicited. Because Moelaar's covers tend to be really generic, and this cover's pretty darn sweet. The circular waves of dynamism rippling outwards from Black Canary blend geniusly with Regulus' cape and scythe in a very subtle manner that makes this really stand out. To bad it's WAY inaccurate to what happens in the issue, but you win some you lose some, especially with this series.T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Hidden Conspiracy 0

I find it really ironic that the very issue that gives us SO many answers to why things are the way the are, especially solving the BIGGEST problem of them all, "Why hasn't nobody noticed they're missing?" is in an issue NOT written by series creator Dennis Hopeless.The issue has a fairly smooth narrative, but at a certain point you realize what it really is, because of the way it has to go through every motion and jump through every hoop. It's a full issue long explanation of why nobody has no...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Afro Time 0

You all saw the response to the seventh issue, and honestly you pretty much should just read my review of that issue. This one will end up pretty much the same. But with more 70's. Or at least, this issue was basically the same as that one but in the 70's. Scott Koblish's artwork manages to do an amazing job at capturing the retro vibe without loking truly outdated.And basically, this issue is so extremely insanely over-the-top fun. It's hilarious, entertaining, everything. There's brilliant co...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Never The Last Ride 0

As much as I felt the army of giants seemed a little weak compared to what had come before in the series, the characters definitely treat them as a fully serious threat, and it kind of works out. There's some nice little moments in battle for each character, but it's the team as a whole that really shines. The way they defeat the giant army is.... brilliant and epic. But the fact that the means for it was available for them shows some incredible irresponsibility on Exoristos' part. It beautiful...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fee Fi Foe Fum 0

This issue looks a LOT better than the previous one, and it's definitely due to Chad Hardin doing his own inking. It has that beautiful elegant smoothness to it that definitely suits the tone of the series.FINALLY some character development for Horsewoman! Venditti decided to reveal to us the other side of the conversations she had with her companion animals, but all he used it for was comic relief. But this issue gives us an actual deep emotional conversation between the two that digs into the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Here There Be Giants. Two of Them 0

Chad Hardin's art looks SO MUCH better when he's doing his own inks as opposed to when Wayne Faucher does the inks. Unfortunately Faucher inks most of this issue. With Faucher's inks, the details are limited, and it feels like generic fairly rushed comic art. But when Hardin does his own inks, things are amazingly smoother and more painting-esque. It's really a shame he didn't ink the entire issue.This whole issue is pretty straightforward. The door is a portal to wherever the Holy Grail may be...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Meta-Cancelled 0

I've long since been frustrated with each issue being half drawn by Phil Winslade and half by Tom Raney. The styles are vaguely similar, but half the issue looks great and half looks just so-so. This issue is no exception. Timothy Green II is on fire on the co-feature still though.There's no real good way to break down this issue into small chunks to analyze. Instead of coming to a natural close, Giffen literally grinds things to a halt . There's no more real character development or anything,...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Jarring Conclusion 1

So it seems like Ales Kot isn't the type of writer to let a story draw out past his run, because this issue takes all of the loos e little ends he set up and ties them up in a pretty rushed manner. Not helping it feel any less rushed is the fill-in artwork of Rick Leonardi with far too many inkers. The art is all over the place, and overall it's just too simplistic, at times resembling Scott McDaniel.There was a lot going for the story of this issue. It was definitely amusing to have Lynch and h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dark Mothers 0

After digging deep and getting heavy for two issues, Kot takes all the dark and broken toys out of the toychest to play in the greatest location possible for toys like this. Las Vegas, the City of Sin. It's turned from dark drama into dark comedy, and incredibly good dark comedy. Each character has their own very distinct personality, filling a different niche in the overall banter. And all of them are completely twisted and insane. After he broke them down and picked their brains, Kot is showi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Control 0

Not quite as epic a cover as Kot's first issue, but it keeps up the same tone for sure. Patrick Zircher's interior art continues to be perfect for this series, truly dark and intense, he definitely captures James Jr. PERFECTLY now that he's able to show him in full, consistently.Last issue set of this arc as demonstration of the new better era of Suicide Squad. Part James Jr.'s analysis of all of the members, and part renewed effort on the part of Amanda to completely break them to her will. Th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Overcoming Fear 0

Van Jensen is definitely making the effort to take this series closer to where it was before the New 52, especially before Brightest Day, back when Tomasi was first writing it before he transitioned to Emerald Warriors. Not only have we had a focus on more of the corps with the new recruits, Salaak, Kilowog, and Soranik Natu; but now he's bringing regulars like Iolande, Isamot, and Vath back into the fold. And Jensen's balancing the focus of the narrative with them all very well.Tomasi basicall...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Contrived Danger 0

The Star Sapphires just don't have a lot of strong scenes in this issue, a lot of weak writing in their segments drag this issue down. We begin with the entire Central Violet Battery weakening, like the Green Central Battery in the foreshadowing scene from GL #21. And what's their first thought? "We need the Predator back in the Lantern!" Haven't we been down this road before? Carol proved to them that that's not what truly powers the Lantern. Why are they back to the same logic? And then there...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The New Universe 0

As with the rest of the Lantern books, a new era is beginning. There's a lot of changes to the universe in the wake of all the recent major events, and I'm enjoying the fact that this series seems to be finally aimed at more general threats in the cosmos, as opposed to building the next cosmic threat. There's a little bit of the connection to the one crossover building, but otherwise this series is veering away from the universe breakers and light wars.John Stewart is the main character here, f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sins of Our Children 0

Alex Garner is a perfect cover artist. Just... perfect. So much detail and realism, and a beautiful sense of layout design. This one's just as intense and gorgeous as the previous two covers.Fernando Pasarin's interior art isn't the museum masterpiece of the cover, but it's damn fine comic artwork. The facial expressions are a little different than most, but once you quickly get used to them, the emotions are all incredibly strong, which is essential to a story like this. The action's pretty gr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Disappointment on Planet Valeria 0

Matt Fraction's Fantastic Four started out as in incredibly promising potential for an adventure beyond the scope of imagination, especially from the man who brings us Hawkeye every week. Unfortunately it soon became a painfully generic 'time/space adventure story, and it's kind of amazing that something like that became generic. The planets they've been to have been only mildly interesting, and pretty much all the time periods they've visited have been pretty 'safe' in terms of storytelling. Th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Love Conquers 0

This cover's a bit generic and simple in design, but Billy Tan's interior art continues to impress me on this series. It's not a crazy stylistic over the top good, but I never have any complaints, and the style always seems to suit the tone. Tan's a great choice for Green Lantern.Hal's really feeling the burden of leadership here, and he's definitely not the type used to being a full time leader. Yeah he can lead the strike team, but the head of an organization? In charge of all the infrastruct...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Emotional Spectrum Crash Course 0

I'm not sure if it's Venditti familiarizing himself with the Green Lantern Universe, or planning for new readers to be jumping on after Geoff Johns' supermassive run is over, but this issue reads very new reader friendly without being too pandering about it. It feels a LITTLE forced that St. Walker and a Star Sapphire just HAPPENED to show up to end up demonstrating some of the unique ways certain rings affect each other, but overall I feel like it's good the issue is so accessible and that acc...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Villains of War 0

I like how the covers for the war are continuing the War Propaganda theme, but this one's not quite as effective as the previous one. The characters depicted have all sorts of strange body and face shapes, so it's really hard to properly make them out in an image of that style. I like how it's a spiritual reversal of the previous one though, it represents how the tone takes a nose-dive into despair compared to the heroic atmosphere of the previous issue.Nicola Scott's artwork continues to be st...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Heroes of War 0

I'm not completely impressed with the execution, but the overall propaganda tone of the cover is definitely on the right track. It's inspiring as we finally enter the big battle of Robinson's run.Nicola Scott's back on art, and I had forgotten how perfect he was on this series after the Annual and last month's issue. Nicola Scott nails all the characters, the epic entrances of the major players, and the smooth and varied action of the war. Comic wars can tend to turn into a discombobulated mess...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Flames of Filler 0

I feel like I'd be a little easier on this issue if I didn't know how few issues Robinson had left. We already barely skimmed the surface of the new Batman, we've got the big Steppenwolf War brewing, Hawkgirls' still investigating Sam's death and just got into a web of conspiracy, AND we've got Mister Miracle and Barda running around doing who knows what; so with only 4 issues left, is now really the time to take an entire issue to flesh out another new character and set the stage for some othe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

CityWar 0

I'm surprised to see this arc come to a close so quickly, setting some other plot points to extend out into the next arc or so. The siege of the Coral City Police department wrapped up surprisingly quickly, especially since half this issue is dedicated to fleshing out character backstories. But in the context of the whole series, the point they're at now isn't exactly unreasonable. I like that we're getting the full story on each character (save Vengeance Moth and Virtue), it just comes at a we...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Tears Fall From Empty Eyes 0

The Movement continues to flesh out its characters beautifully while driving the plot forwards at a smooth and steady pace. There were definitely a few major plot points all flying around, but it was never too hectic, but it's still satisfying to see them sort of roped together and streamlined leading into each other as things move forwards.It's intriguing, usually I'm frustrated when heroes jump the gun and get embroiled in a pointless and easily avoidable conflict. I almost forgot that it can...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Meeting the Movement 0

Look, I get that this series is supposed to ride the very delicate moral ambiguity line, but there's a different fine line between true moral gray, and forced. Don't get me wrong, most of this issue is the same kind of gray I love, but there's this one scene that absolutely infuriates me because of how stupid and shallow it paints everyone. The headquarters of The Movement is an abandoned factory that had horrendous conditions, underage workers, etc. And the doors were locked to prevent the wom...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pale-Skinned Lovers and the Family Summers 0

A pretty simplistic cover, but the interior art is definitely excellent. But Larroca always delivers some pretty fantastic artwork here, so I'm not surprised.Last issue was completely devoid of Cable after his capture at the hands of the Uncanny Avengers, dedicated to one of the side missions he sent the rest of X-Force out on, but this issue manages to fit in a bit of Cable alongside the outing. It's a fairly interesting scene, the family drama is heavy in the atmosphere, and we get to see a n...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.