User Reviews
Grid
List
5 (23)
4 (30)
3 (24)
2 (7)
1 (0)

4.01 stars 4.01/5 Stars Average score of 84 user reviews

MOOSE AND SQUIRREL ARE BACK!!! 0

I must admit, I was really scared about this series after I read Mr. Peabody & Sherman. That mini series was just rubbish and a pale comparison to the original cartoon which was clever (only thing that was good about it was the covers) and that series was supposed to be the companion to a movie for goodness sake (I haven't seen the movie but that mini series didn't boast my enthusiasm to go watch it). However, this first issue I thought was wonderful.General NotesAt first glance at this seri...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A fun issue 0

This might the first issue I have read from an Iron Man series (I know I've read some Iron Man, but they escape me), but whatever the case I hope you dear readers understand that this review comes from a person who doesn't really read that many Iron Man stories.The GoodEven without the little knowledge I know about Tony Stark from dealing with the wiki so much (I won't claim to know anything from watching the movies because those don't count), I was able to keep up with this issue. It was a nice...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Boomerangs 3

I haven't reviewed anything for a while, so I thought I would do something I had previous been looking forward to reviewing for a while now. Flash #117 has two distinct stories within its pages: one is controversial and the other is important to the Flash Mythos. It's so weird to read this issue, because the two stories are so drastically different. 1st StoryYou know what was missing from the Captain's 2010 origin story? A giant rocket Boomerang! The first story ("Here Comes Captain Boomerang!")...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Of Forks and Hope: "No Lemons!!" 0

My ambition in life is to meet some who makes me so mad I will have to shout, "I hope you see a Snark that is a Boojum!" Of course, most people would not understand that Lewis Carrol reference and think I am a raving crazy person (a step up from my usual annoying crazy person role), but we all have to have dreams in life however strange, right?Snarked has really been a strange dream-like story. It's loosely based on this nonsensical poem by Lewis Carrol called "The Hunting of the Snark". The poe...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

You are going to your death! 0

And I start again my quest to review all these early Flash comics (The Poet's Flash Review Project).The StoriesWell, for Flash fans, some of these early issues showcases some of Barry Allen's early adventures as the Flash and Wally West's adventures as Kid Flash. The latter's adventures are written for children because they are much easier and less complicated a struggle than those of the silver age Flash.DimensionsThe first story (Barry's story) is about a guy from another dimension (seen on co...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Are The Avengers Still Needed? 0

And there we have it. the final issue of this reprint series. Let's look back at the advantages and disadvantages of this series, shall we?The AvengersTo fully appreciate this six issue series, I think we should mention the original source material. The Avengers was a TV show released in the 1960s. It starred Patrick Macnee as a bowler hat wearing man with an umbrella and Dame Diana Rigg as a charming attractive redhead. They were the Avengers; John Steed and Mrs. Peel. It was a spy television s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Well, that was something... 0

It's been a chaotic few months for me, but I decided it was time to catch up in my reivews because I have at least 4 maybe more issues to review...The Story: Good and BadI won't lie: I didn't really like this particular story. This series is titled Steed and Mrs. Peel, because of legal contrants with the name "Avengers" (which was the name of the tv show this comic is based on). What I assumed was we see more adventures of John Steed and Emma Peel. Instead, in this issue, we see an adventure sta...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Glad I hung around... 0

I can hardly believe this is issue number 4 of this series. Seemed like this just began...The Bad: formattingThis series was originally published back in the 1990s by Eclipse publications. This actually is an edited reprint of that original series which was reformatted to be 6 issues instead of merely 3. I love that I can read this series. It was on my wishlist when I first joined CV because I love the Avengers (the British ones not the team that has a green guy), so I jumped at the chance to re...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ta-Dah! 0

I hadn't been to the comic book store for a month and a few weeks, so I was greeted with a hearty stack of comics. Among those issues was this beauty. I have loved this playful series and I'm glad to say it continues to be good.Carol CameosRight off the bat I want to talk about the antagonist of this issue. In this series, Roger Langridge has introduced us to familiar characters we all know and love, which he has "snarkified" and made his own. Previously, seen the assassin-version of The Gryphon...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Manga + X-men = this comic 0

So, I have started watching the Marvel Tv show "X-Men: Evolution". It's interesting. Not my favorite cartoon but its interesting. This comic is based on that series, but it has a different feel to it...The Bad: the art, irregularitiesAlthough it does have some similarities to the show, this comic is weird. If you have ever read manga then you know the kind of style such a comic can have. That same style is what this comic looks like. I have nothing against manga, but I feel this series would hav...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

well...that was something... 0

Ok. I got to say I'm not as impressed with this comic series as I was when it first started out.The BadI've expressed several times in the past that I thought the writers could have done more. I still believe that they could have used even larger visuals than those seen here. The adventure seemed exactly like an episode of the show. What I would want to see is something they CAN'T do on the show. something that CGI would have a hard time creating. If they really wanted to attract my attention th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Follow That Ship! 0

ok. I have to say this is my favorite issue of this entire series! (it deserves 6 stars if you ask me!)The Good: Hatter & Crew and other thingsWhen I saw the cover of this issue months before its release, I knew I would love it. Its no secret that I like the Hatter (did you know the whole "Mad Hatter" phrase was not used Lewis Carrol?). I once dressed up as him for Halloween. Anyway, I love the idea of making the Mad Hatter a pirate. its just really cool to see a pirate ship with the familia...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Fat Flash, Gilgold and Interesting Letters 0

When I was looking through the comics on this site when I first joined, I came across this comic. When I saw it, I remember frowning and exclaiming, "what in the world?" Then I laughed for a minute or two before exploring some more. I have to say having read it now that it is still weird, but the stories are still interesting nevertheless.The Good: Fat FlashThe first story is definitely a weird one, but it remains a cool issue. I really wish I could talk more about it but I would spoil the entir...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A Cold proposal 0

I've been reading the new DC New 52 series of Flash (whose art is very amazing) and there was this very small moment of interaction between Iris West and Captain Cold in issue #3 of that series. It only lasts a few frames, but I was reminded of that interaction when I read this issue recently.The Good: Captain Cold ♥'s Iris West?Iris West was really used as a plot device in this early Flash series, so one of the highlights of this issue was more "screen time" for Iris. Not only that, but she als...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Can't Run Fast Enough... 0

While this story really doesn't have that much content, this comic has a cool message.The GoodThis isn't a earth shattering comic. There is not giant bad guy who is trying to take over the Earth. Instead, this is a story about emotions; more specifically Wally West's struggle when first facing death. I don't think this is first time Wally has seen someone die, but this was not a superhero death. It was the death of some civilians who, as a hero, Wally had vowed to protect. It really hit home to ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Checkmate, Mr. Steed 0

The series begins to get interesting with the third issue of Steed and Mrs. Peel (or as I like to call it "The Avengers")The Good: Speeding Up and artI can't say I have not enjoyed the previous two issue, but I think this is my favorite as it stands. This is where the action starts to speed up. We have meet the antagonist of this series and might I say it is an interesting one with all the game aspects. The Avengers always gave the villains this quirky sense to them, which almost questioned if w...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

We're definitely onto something, Mrs. Peel 0

Its really cool to read the name John Steed and Emma Peel again...The GoodI liked the old tv series "The Avengers" ever since I first watched it several years ago. Its a spy series mixed with lots of witty humor and a whimsical nature. Grant Morrison sort of grasps some of that same whimsey in this comic book series. There are some fun scenes involving games in this series which is quite interesting. I also love the action bits. They are clever and a good use of Steed's umbrella.The art is very ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

"Today thou shall be with me in paradise..." 0

This is one explosive issue! So many things happen in this issue and it is really hard not to spoil the whole story by reviewing this, but I'll try to review it anyway!Wally WestI can't help but feel sorry for the Wally West of this universe. He has a hard life. It would be really hard to go through the stuff he went through, I can tell you! The things Vandal Savage did to him and others like him really shows how evil he can be. All the same, it is a cool appearance. I love that they managed to ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Stuck in a world of memory 0

This series is very fun! I love the interpretation of the characters!Ralph Dibny and the Martian ManhunterTwo of the main character of this series are Ralph Dibny and the Martian Manhunter. You might know Ralph as Elongated Man in the normal comics, but in this comic he is just plain old Ralph Dibny who does not have powers at all. He is a private detective investigating the goings on at Barry Allen's space craft. I really like that Ralph gets a spot light in this series given his past interacti...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The First Flashpoint 0

When you say the title "Flashpoint" most people will think of the story arc which rebooted the DC universe. However, that was not the first event called Flashpoint. Its really the second.The StoryThis series has an interesting concept to say the least. What if Barry Allen has received his super speed powers in the 1960s and he had saved the life of President John F. Kennedy by taking the bullets himself? DC's Elseworlds always seem to have a cool interpretation of characters and this comic is no...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Running on Air, Pogo Sticks and the Origin of Life on Earth! 0

When I first joined this site, I looked at random issues, including this one. I remember not thinking much about this issue as I did not have any information on it at all (at that time, there was no plot summary so I couldn't tell what this was about...you're are welcome btw). Upon reading this issue now, I noticed 4 great moments of this issue, which I guess I'll talk about while not spoiling anything...The TricksterFirst off, this is the first appearance of the Trickster! I am really amused by...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Peek-A-Boo! 0

Hard to believe, but Snarked has had 5 issues already (6 if you count the #0 issue) and has begun a brand new arc!ArtThe art is amazing in this issue. It is like Roger Langridge was just warming up with the past 4 (or 5) issues. He has really gotten a handle on what he wants show on this issue and this issue is very very cool visually. The lines of the characters more defined as if Mr. Langridge has become more confident in his presentation of the characters. The colors are all crisp and so vibr...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Most Dangerous Game 0

I gotta say, I have not really been that impressed by this series. True, I have rated this series high in the past, but looking back I have to say, "meh". There wasn't much substance to the stories. I mean, there were some really cool moments, but when you are dealing with comics you are depending on the writers entirely for how good a series is (as aposed to having the assistance of actors and other people involved in the production of the story). The past 3 stories were alright, but I think th...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Who Will Win? 0

I recently started investigating digital comics so I could be able to read the new Justice League Beyond and the new Batman Beyond comic series which is offered online. In my investigations, I discovered Comixology was offering a free digital copy of this #1 issue, so I had to read this...The ArtOverall, this comic was good. The art was similar to the actual tv show, which was good. The penciler and inker both had done work on the Batman TAS comics, so this art also looks similar to that series....

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

No "Nose-twitching" action, but still good... 0

Introducing...Elongated Man!Ralph Dibny is far from the first man in comics with elastic-based powers, but he is still an enjoyable character. His first story is actually pretty good or at least I enjoyed it. If you look at the past 12 appearances of Barry Allen, you won't really see a big competitor for him. Sure, there are the famous Rogues (who haven't organized themselves yet in case you were wondering), but there is no one superhero wise that really challenges Barry to the extreme Elongated...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

How to dress appropriately for escaping guards.. 0

The first arc of Snarked is done, so lets look at that finish, shall we?The WritingThe writing is really good. I can see why Roger Langridge was given a Harvey Award (or any award for that matter), because he is amusing. His take on these Lewis Carrol characters is very interesting and has me going to the comic book store to get this series. He really makes these obscure Alice and Wonderland characters is own and makes a story which could be nice for any age. It is a wonderful heart-warming stor...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

My favorite Avengers are back! 0

I'm sorry, with all respect to the team of characters published by Marvel comics, there will always be only one Avengers team for me and they are John Steed and Emma Peel!My Favorite AvengersThis duo is witty, clever and spies: what more could you ask for? Emma Peel is stylish, pretty and can kick butt (though Diana Rigg, who played the character on the 60s tv show, did not actually do any of her own fighting). John Steed (played by the great Patrick Macnee) is funny, clever and a gentlemen. Aga...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Of Clouds and Crows 0

This is a iffy issue, but I'll review it anyway...Barry fights some cloudsYou read right! the villain for Flash is none other than the infamous Cloud Creatures! Laugh all you want (I have), because this is quite funny (at least to me). This is actully the kind of stories I actully expected from older comics. I mean, the very idea of Cloud Creatures is very amusing. All amusement aside, this is a relatively good story. I mean, we do see some fun Barry/Iris relationship moments which really show w...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Welcome Wally West with Weather Wizard! 3

Say that ten times fast! This issue brings the first appearance of two important figures in Barry Allen's life and the whole Flash legacy. The first is a major Rogue: Weather Wizard and then after that: the 1st appearance of Kid Flash Wally West!Weather Wizard: a winner story wiseOut of the 10 or more flash enemies I have see in reviewing in my Flash Review Project, my first favorite story would be that of Captain Cold. However, I have to say my second favorite first appearance story would be th...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

You're a crafty one, Barry Allen! 0

I just love this issue! Whoever wrote this had a wonderful sense of humor and it shows.The WritingThis issue is very good. Personally, I like this second appearance of Mirror Master (Sam Scudder) more than I liked his first appearance. This story seems to flow more easily, which shows that the writer, John Broome, is getting comfortable with Barry Allen and his rogues. The second story is actually good. Normally stories like "Secret of the Sunken Satellite" that don't have characters who appear ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Iris & Barry's aniversary and Grodd's evolution 0

This issue has two different themes. Love and Evolution. I'll talk about those and more in this review of The Flash #108!LoveIris West and Barry Allen have had an interesting relationship in these first few issues. In order to persuade people he is NOT the Fastest Man Alive, Barry is always late or slow doing things. This secret identity technec reminds me of how Superman always acts all skittish and less powerful than he is regularly is as Superman. It is actually pretty comical how Iris scolds...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Gorilla picks up a red phone and says... 0

Welcome to Flash #107. I'm your currently lone early Flash reviewer!1st story: City of the Apes!Both Solovar and Gorilla Grodd make their second appearances in this issue. As stories go, this is pretty good. I think we get to see Grodd's mind control powers more this issue than in the previous one. Looking at this issue, we can see how the writers were developing his character into the being we all know now as a threat to a majority of the DC universe. Not to spoil things for people who might re...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dollars to Dodos 0

Welcome to the 4th...er...3rd issue of Snarked (4th if you count the number of issues I've reviewed in this series)BellmanIn this issue, we are introduced to another "Snark-ified" Carroll Character named the Bellman. His story is probably the most similar to his original appearence. He had originally gone to a place called "Snark Island" with the rest of the Bellman Expedition and while he did not actully see a Snark he is still crazy because of that adventure. This character and his gang seem t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Claudia gets her time to shine! 0

If you read my previous review (two months ago or so) on issue #2 of this series you would know I really wanted to see some more of Claudia Donovan...well I got my wish!Spotlight on Claudia Donovan!This issue is very fun. Myka Bering is methodical and Pete Lattimer is...well...Pete Lattimer, but they don't seem to have the same flare as Claudia. Claudia is hacker who uses artifacts to her advantage to get the job done; something which Pete and Myka rarely do. Claudia also brings her wit to the i...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The thoughts of Gorillas and the sounds of the Piper! 0

In the previous issues staring Barry Allen (aka the Flash) we have had two different types of villains. One is usually the less known villain who we only see in reprints and maybe the occasional cameo. The other villain would be one of the more famous rogues who the Flash is known for. In this issue, however, we have not one but two major villains in their first appearances! So lets get down to business!Gorilla GroddHow many evil talking gorillas do you know? (please don't answer that! its rheto...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Riddler...Won?! 0

Riddler has always has always left clues for Batman and Batman almost always solves his riddles, but is there a time where he didn't actully solve one of Nigma's riddles? is there a time when Riddler "wins" by outwitting Batman? Well, this comic answers that question!Writing & the Sub-AntagonistsThe story in this issue is pretty good and fits this kids comic. All the characters have interesting lines which make this story enertaining to read. Another reason this comic is enertaining are the ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Best Riddler Fight Ever! 0

When I started collecting comics I bought a few of them online from eBay (well, maybe not a few) and this was one of them. I had edited this issue, but up till now i have not reviewed it. Until now...Who is one leaving the clues?I must say this comic is pretty interesting. The 60s Adam West Batman show always had Riddler (played by the great Frank Gorshin) leaving clues for batman to solve, but this animated series stived to do some things differently. He only had 3 major episodes which makes me...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Well, that was...interesting... 0

I love Sherlock Holmes. I started reading Conan Doyle's original stories when I was in the 3rd or 4th grade. I got a deerstalker's hat and my mom made me this wonderful cape sort of like what you see Holmes wearing on the cover of this comic so I could be Sherlock Holmes for Halloween one year. So, you could say I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes...maybe even a Sherlockian, but I think thats making me sound obsessive.So...is this the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes?Whenever I read or watch a movie or a t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

ah, the wild west! 0

I personally don't care too much for westerns. I mean, they are all right when their stories are new and interesting, but as a genre it some times gets redundant. Most of time, you see a sheriff (or a ranger in a more famous case) who has to fight some bad guys. It just gets old for me (though I do like reruns of Wild Wild West, so its not all bad), but in honor of my grandfather who just loves westerns (though he usually forgets he sees them so every time its always new) I am going to review a ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Flash #1...or something like that... 0

In 1956, The man, who we know as the Fastest Man Alive (aka Barry Allen, the Flash), first appeared in Showcase #4. After four successful appearances in that series, he was given a series of his own; this series! So, without further ado...lets look at The Flash #105!Revisiting the pastIn the comic book universe, its only been a year since Barry was stuck by lightning and given super-speed to become the Flash. Of course, as any person who can do the math knows, this was actually published 2 years...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.