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Butterflies in Time 0

This cover looks really bland and rushed. It takes the most basic process to let us know they're meeting Julius Caesar, and everything looks very loose and lumpy compared to the interior art by the same artist. Although in the interior art, Johnny Storm tends to look a bit off, especially with his hair eerily matching Franklin's.I'm really starting to feel let down by Fantastic Four. We were promised a journey that would defy comprehension, and so far all we've gotten are some basic science fict...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

First Date 0

Dear God and the Holy Spirit, Del Mundo is just.... the best cover artist. Ever. These X-Men Legacy covers are consistently gorgeous, mind blowing, and surreal.Also on the art front, I'm super excited to see Tan Eng Huat returning. Molina's art was serviceable, but just didn't have the same 'kick' to it that Huat's has. His art is just bursting with personality. Brilliant vibrant colors, very animated and fluid motion, wild surreal elements; it's just perfect for this kind of series and I'm so d...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Gordons 0

That cover is damn powerful. Mikel Janin gives us an absolutely amazing Requiem cover.... it just doesn't fit. Batgirl's reaction is a single tear mostly, and it's far more about the effect it has on Bruce than any personal sorrow. Her dad has a more intense reaction, and I actually rather like that, since I think it'll cause some tension as Batgirl goes head to head with his son James Jr. As evil as he is, Gordon is probably going to feel a greater attachment to his son after the knowledge of t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Short-Lived Happy Endings 0

What's with all these ill-fitting covers with some of the more offbeat DC series' lately? I feel like I've been talking about them a lot the past few days, and recall most of those same series' having off covers the month before as well. This issue's cover isn't too bad, but like last issue it doesn't fit whatsoever. The text kind of works, but the image implies a heavy focus on Terra, and a potentially traitorous one; but nothing even close to that really happens.Art duties are split down the m...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Yeah, This is the Nocenti I Know 0

David Finch provided some excellent covers for Brightest Day, but his Katana covers so far are just... bad. This one is way too crowded with a very dull and generic layout that's far too close up.And this issue, Alex Sanchez's artwork isn't nearly as good as it was in the first issue. The colors are still very light, but they lack the unique kick they had before and look much more normal. And when in costume, Katana's face tends to look absolutely bizarre. Not to mention that he battle scars fro...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

You Know, There's This New Thing Called "Realistic Dialogue" 0

So... this issue had TWO writers for plot AND a third writer for dialogue? Yikes. And it shows that either that was a huge mistake, or that Tony Lee is terrible at dialogue. Because the dialogue in this issue is godawful. It seems like Superboy decided to follow in Superman's footsteps, and after improving over the course of H'el On Earth, has taken a nosedive.Every. Single. Goddamn. Person. in this issue never shuts their damn mouths. Whether it's dialogue or internal monologue, everyone seems ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Just Commit Suicide Already 0

I really, really don't like Henrik Jonsson's artwork. It's rushed and messy and simplistic, and just.... ugh. Harley at least doesn't look as much like a transvestite in this issue as she did in other recent issues, but he makes up for that by frequently failing to draw backgrounds. That, and Red Orchid is a complete and utter visual mess of a character. Her weird spiky shoulders look awful, but not nearly as awful as her damn disturbing eyes that look like a middle schooler drew them. And how u...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Guns, Robots, and Supermen 0

The original solicited version of this cover was pretty cool, but the new version is even cooler! It pulls of the split image in a very unique way, and one that crafts an intriguing mystery. Is that Grifter in the past and the present, or is there someone else killed by Deathstroke the Terminator? Read this issue to find out! .... Or actually no. This issue never even comes close to approaching the plot implied by the cover. Slade is still not Deathstroke, he isn't turning against his team, the ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Amateur But Necessary Surgical Work 0

In the spirit of tying together all the major events of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern epic as he comes to his grand conclusion, The Dead Zone really opens a lot of interconnected windows in the grand scheme of things. Blackest Night is a vital connection to all of this, as a cornerstone of the Johns' Lantern Saga, and it's being thrust back to importance here without feeling repeated or forced. Also in the spirit of the uniting of the old and new, Baz finally meets his dual predecessor, Hal Jordan ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ame-Comi Girls #6 0

I feel like... this really shouldn't be a first issue. It's the climax of an arc that's been building for five issues of Ame-Comi Girls: Featuring...; and if each 'Featuring' issue was headlining a different character, but still numbered 1-5, why couldn't this just be Ame-Comi Girls #6? Any new readers coming in at this point are going to be confused, this issue drops us right in the middle of the big battle directly picking up from the Supergirl issue. I was perfectly fine, but I've been follow...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

WHAT. THE. H'EL. 0

Lobdell... you totally blew it. I was on board with this whole event, Superboy and even Supergirl were improving, as was Superman but it wouldn't take much to improve this series, but the ending of this massive event was a complete and utter mess of a ridiculous magnitude. Aside from the art. Kenneth Rocafort made this finale gorgeous and quite epic in combat.First off, there's the significantly hyped Oracle, with ties all the way back to Superman and Stormwatch #1, constantly built up across th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Best Nocenti Work Yet 0

Right off the bat, I was worried about this series after Ann Nocenti's atrocious run on Green Arrow and her devastating run on Catwoman, and this first cover certainly didn't help. Are her ankles tied together or something? Is she about to take a dump? Katana is drawn in the one of the most awkward and impossible pose I've ever seen with bizarre breasts and excessively curvy hips and legs.But as soon as I opened the book and took a glance through it, my hopes were raised a bit because Alex Sanch...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Justice vs. Tragedy 0

This issue has a REALLY intense cover. The basic layout's nothing too special, but the execution is so full of raw emotion and perfect colors that I can't hate it.I still love Fiorentino's artwork here, it actually just keeps getting better, but there's one glaring problem I noticed. On the final page, when Batwing dons his new armor, it looks different than it has the entire series, but I also realized it looks basically the same as how Fiorentino has been drawing it already. The effect is a li...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Breaking Batwing 0

I've never before really been a fan of Fabrizio Fiorentino's artwork, I really couldn't stand the work he did on Titans, but here his artwork seems almost fantastic. It's not Ben Oliver, but the gritty grainy style really suits the atmosphere. The action is dynamic, the blood splatters are wild, the quality is nice... it looks great. Good job Fiorentino!Sky Pirate is a bit of a generic name, but I can't deny that his design is AWESOME. He has aspects of several of the villains Batwing's faced th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Imbalanced Team 0

I really really don't like Ken Lashley's covers. His Suicide Squad ones have all been ridiculously messy and generic, and this one, while not super messy, is pretty generic and kind of awkward. I like the blur effect from Midnighter in the foreground to the giant Engineer in the background, but Zealot looks Liefeld-terrible. She's in one of the most sexualized poses possible, which includes a skimpier costume than she actually has in the issue! Her hips and thighs are NOT exposed in her costume,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Stormwatch Soap Opera 0

OH MY GOD FINALLY! This series' artwork has been wildly inconsistent since Milligan took over, either changing artists constantly, or just having multiple artists each issue, and lately it seemed Will Conrad was taking over, but this is the first issue he's been able to complete without the need for a fill-in artist. I'm not a fan of the way he draws Harry Tanner or especially his blades, but the consistency was a nice improvement.I guess it's because Milligan's run is wrapping up in one more is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Demon Poker Face 0

It's not Jae Lee, but this cover is still pretty excellent. The gentle shadowy reflection of The phantom Stranger and te Sons of Trigon as they look out across the lights of Las Vegas with flames on the horizon. Although I admire the limited color palate to emphasize the sort of 'film noir' tone The Stranger gives off here, it's kind of the opposite of the tone Las Vegas generally gives off.The solicits and issue title, not to mention The Stranger himself in narration early on, all emphasize the...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Childish Schoolyard Bickering Between Reality Warpers 0

God damn DC... you sons of bitches putting Jae Lee on cover duties... Last issue and this one I was far more excited about this series than I should be. The massively eye-catching blue background has an eerie contrast to the genuinely disturbing and creepy image of The Phantom Stranger with The Spectre climbing out of his face, (ironic considering who eats whom in the issue.) It's just amazing.But the interior art.... I normally really like Philip Tan, but he's working off of initial pencils of ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Natural Disaster 0

Finally, a Worlds' Finest issue with a really good cover. It's emotionally intense for the right reasons, and oddly ominous in a unique way.HOLY CRAP! IT'S A WORLDS' FINEST ISSUE WITHOUT FAR TOO MANY ARTISTS FOR NO REASON! Kevin Maguire's art has a few hiccups here and there, but overall I'm just relieved to finally have an issue with reasonably consistent artwork.Although even though the art is now the most consistent it's been yet, ironically the story is all over the place, following up on lo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Boys' Night Out 0

The main cover for this issue is gorgeous, best of the 'A' covers this miniseries has seen. The very soft and gentle colors really set a beautiful and serene tone, and the characters are all very well balanced out in a nice well thought out stack.This issue was probably the most smoothly written issue, as well as the first one that didn't feel like it was a bit too short. Marshall Lee swoops in and attempts to escort Fionna down the rabbit hole into an adventure that connects all three of the ma...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Mighty Monarch's Vibe Review on Comicvine 0

All everyone seemed to talk about when this book was first announced was how ridiculous it was to bring Vibe back, how surprising it was that he got his own series, how unsure of how Vibe could be made interesting. To that I say, "Seriously?" Did you all forget Booster Gold? And Vibe's been dead for so long, and the character's being redone, and this series has no less potential than any other re-imagined hero. Why would the assumption be that Vibe be a stupid series? To make matters better, the...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Dishonored Gotham 0

Bill Sienkiewicz's cover is amazing, it contrasts the detail of a lot of the covers that came before, but the scraggily look is so incredibly fitting of not only the series, but this issue in particular. It creates such an intense and desperate tone for the issue that the issue, in turn, takes and runs with in full.Ever since the zero issue, Moritat's art has hit its stride in full. I don't know what happened, but the entire second year of All-Star Western has looked a huge step up, visually, fr...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Arkham Mansion: A Serious House In a Serious 19th Century 0

I really don't like this cover, it's generic, way too close up, and I'm just not a fan of Walter Simonson's artwork, especially in contrast to the other covers. It just sticks out like a sore thumb.It feels like we missed an issue or something, because this one picks up presumedly weeks later, and Jonah Hex has already settled into a new status quo of depression and angst with a nurse taking care of him at Arkham's house. There's a definite hilarity to the interactions between the 'hard west man...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Tri-Pocalypse, Now! 0

This cover's a bit crowded, but in a way that works. The crazy tentacle machinery is pressing down on our heroes, squishing them into the limited space left as they cower in the face of lasers and saws. Except the stoic Frankenstein who is the best ever. Plus Mikel Janin's artwork is perfect, extra kudos to Jerome Cox's colors. The colors are definitely a big part of the art working so well in this arc, with the neon glow of the various magic energies and robots and whatnot.I think I figured out...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

For Science! 0

There's some interesting developments in this issue, but overall it mostly feels like a simple transition issue that just moves the story along without much for itself. I was extremely intrigued going into this arc, a dimension where the rules of magic are outlawed? Awesome. The previous cover made me picture a weird tron-like world where nothing worked right, and even the transformation of the team and the odd flow with Zatanna last issue set up a world where magic is twisted into something dif...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Cherry Love 0

Do I really need to talk about the Hawkeye covers any more at this point? They're brilliantly minimalistic and some of the most amazing ones Marvel is putting out. This one's not my favorite, but it's still so damn good. In addition to the front cover, scattered about this issue are various mock covers be guest artist Annie Wu. They have a totally different tone, one resembling many old-school comics of a wide variety. They kind of caption the story as it goes along, and they serve an interestin...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Braddock Bunch 0

The first three covers for this series were brilliant tributes, varied, and gorgeous. The fourth cover was okay, but this one is just simplistic, lazy, and boring. Johnson's Kid Briton looks really dull, and he's all that's there, and just... there. There's nothing to this cover.Luckily, we have the amazing Kev Walker back on interior art after a no show last issue, although Vitti's fill-in artwork was plenty great. Even if you loath the concept of this series, I don't think anyone's been able t...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A Moloid's Guide to Love and Evil 0

Now that the whole surrogate team is all together, it's time to start exploring the characters more. Unlike the iconic main Fantastic Four, this FF is a new team. These characters have their history, but as a team they're completely new, and the Future Foundation is still a fairly recent group themselves. This issue really builds upon the various interactions between the characters, especially between the temporary FF and the Future Foundation.Ant-Man came up with a pretty drastic and massive sc...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Ninjas At the Rave 0

Regardless of what you think of the series, because I've seen very mixed opinions already, one thing everyone can agree on is that Ron Garney's artwork is great. The characters al look fantastic, the action flows smoothly, and the colors are absolutely stunning. This book looks great from beginning to end in every way.Only weeks before this series came out, I blew through the entire Remender run of Uncanny X-Force, and I have to say, Remender left things off in a really interesting place. Humphr...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

WHAT? THIS ISSUE DOESN'T SUCK!? 0

This issue starts off in kind of an awkward place. It appears to be still in the midst of Rise of the Third Army, when three issues ago in this crossover the entire Third Army was eradicated and absorbed by the First Lantern. Atrocitus seems way out of the loop for being a part of this story, he doesn't even encounter Volthoom until the end. And yet in other ways he's ahead of the game, where nobody else has any idea of anything, Atrocitus has already arrived at The Great Heart, which is clearly...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

On a Boat 0

This issue actually has a really cool cover, it's just a bit misleading. It's got a very somber and dejected Red Robin, while the Red Robin we have in this issue is probably the least like that since the New 52 began. However, the whole day and night, light and dark motif behind him, with Raven and Dr. Light with arms outstretched, is damn beautiful, and actually a good representation of the story arc being set into motion. Also interesting to note the 'In the Wake of Death of the Family" banner...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Tea Dreams of Wonderland Days 0

Once again, Ethan Van Sciver just NAILS the cover. The previous cover had a strong horror tone to it mixed with Mad Hatter imagery, this one focuses a lot more on surreal 'Alice in Wonderland' imagery, balanced out in a very strange and unnerving atmosphere. Batman's taking up a bit too much space, but the concept is so excellent.This issue is a MUCH stronger one than the previous issue, probably due to the increased focus on Mad Hatter, his backstory, and his particular brand of insanity. It's ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Weak Formidophobia 0

After some pretty good recent covers, this one is way too close up, super generic, and all around just confusing. Where are they falling into and what does it have to do with anything?Finch's art just doesn't seem as ragged and harrowed as it did in recent issues. The lines are thicker and more defined, and the colors are a bight brighter and also more defined. The opening fight scene is made up of a lot of very crowded panels with a seriously confusing flow. I have no idea where Batman was stab...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Terrifying Trauma 0

Batman's face is excessively squarish and boxy, and he appears to have no skin beneath the cowl, just more black costume, but I kind of really like this cover. It's like the pillars are support beams for the cover itself, and Batman is breaking free from the image. The best part of this cover has to be the way the image peels with his cape, with blank white underneath.Ok, this little girl's levels of compassion and innocence are a bit ridiculous. Scarecrow's tortured the hell out of her mind, an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Empty Conspiracy 0

I'm not sure if it was intentional or not, but the use of two artists actually works very well in this issue on a pretty deep level. For one, the art duties are divided down the middle, not spattered back and forth alternating at random intervals. But really, the division separates the two halves of the story, childhood and manhood.Expanding upon the small flashback in The Court of Owls, we see a young Bruce Wayne, parents freshly murdered, and he's convinced there's a conspiracy. Young Bruce do...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

We're All Just Little Children 0

The cover for this issue is utterly boring, and it doesn't capture the same rough and scraggily tone of the interior art. The cover is incredibly generic, and while nothing about it is genuinely 'bad,' nothing about it is particularly good or noteworthy. However, like last issue, Finch has really stepped up the stylism of his artwork to perfectly suit the arc. Particularly, anything fabric looks AMAZING.This issue clears up a lot of the confusion and concerns of the previous issue. It now makes ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Heavy Is the Hand That Holds the Trident 0

Paul Pelletier just about fully earns his spot as Ivan Reis' replacement on this series with his gorgeous underwater sequences, most notably a BEAUTIFUL two-page spread towards the end as Aquaman psychically bellows out his remorse across the oceans of the world. My only complaint is that some of the character work is a little off, Aquaman's face especially tends to be a it awkward fairly frequently. But overall I'm ok with Pelletier's art here. He excelled at the underwater scenes, and no serie...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

P.R. Problems 0

It's a shame, the middle of the previous arc generated some excellent covers, but this one's back to the first Jurgens cover, generic action scene. The water actually looks pretty dynamic, but the energy blasts are anything but. But mostly I'm wondering why Red Robin's rocking that wild 80's hairdo.This story comes at an opportune time for Firestorm, he's gotten a pretty bad rep lately due to the actions of the rogue Firestorms and Megala when he possessed Firestorm. Not to mention that his powe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Why? To the Power of Ten 0

After drawing out the buildup for this arc for so long, the final conclusion actually feels very rushed. There are a bunch of conflicts that have been in progress for just about this entire arc, not really going anywhere, just happening, and in this issue they all pretty much wrap up with a bizarre efficiency. It just feels like a lot of these battles could've wrapped up at any time to give more room for the final battle, but they're all crammed into here, shortening the scale of each. The Rogue...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The First and The White 0

Unlike the changes from the solicit to the Green Lantern Corps cover, the change from Kyle's black outline to a rainbow one actually improves this cover. Kyle is a fracturing multicolored outline, threatening to break and fade completely into the white as he resembles Volthoom. It's intense and gorgeous and beautifully simple, and a fantastic representation of the similarities Volthoom draws between the White Lantern and the First Lantern.Volthoom takes a different approach with Kyle than he did...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.