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Beyond Epic 5

Over a year, including thirty issues have all come down to this. Hickman has created the perfect summary for Infinity in both Avengers and New Avengers. And the result? It's absolutely fantastic.My biggest complaint about this event so far is undoubtedly the difference in quality between the Space scenes and the ones involving the Illuminati. Before, whenever we jumped on from one to another, I simply felt like skipping it. That is, until now. Actually, until the final pages of the issue, I cons...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Detective Comics #23 6

The GoodEver since Layman came aboard, Detective Comics, needless to say, has improved greatly. It has, in fact, over the course of time grown on me and what was before one of the worst titles of the New 52 is now better than Snyder's Batman itself, in my opinion of course, as many people would disagree. However, does John keep up the quality of the book with a thrilling plotline here? Partially, yes. While the story is quite entertaining and the interaction between the characters is fun, there...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Adventures of Superman #1 0

Have you ever imagined Chris Samnee, known for his work on Daredevil, drawing Superman? Well, there you go. If you've been following Waid's monthly Daredevil, you should know that Samnee's art is fantastic. Thankfully, it's no different here. Well, maybe a little bit. When he draws the Man without Fear, we see some awesome panels of Matt's radar sense and all. We obviously don't get that on a Superman book, so it's absolutely nothing to be bothered about. NOTHING! Samnee does, as usual, one hel...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Uncanny X-men... Y U SPOIL BENDIS' BOOK?!?! 0

*Minor spoilers in the review. Read at your own risk**OMG! Did that really freaking happen?! I can't believe it!... Nah, just kidding. I'm not gonna reveal who joined present Cyclops' team since some of you may not yet know, but did Bendis actually think it was such a big surprise? I mean, we had already seen who that was in Uncanny X-men. And I hate the way Bendis writes Jean. She suddenly thinks she can boss around and, whenever she doesn't get what she wants, she obligates people to do as she...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

There was everything. Followed by nothing. 0

I've to say I'm really impressed. Hickman's New Avengers is not the typical Avengers story, in which we see some "avengers assembling" and Captain America kicking butt. No, he features the Illuminati in the book and writes a thrilling sci-fi story that'll make you wonder what'll happen next. The best part? It's not even confusing. There's all that scientific talk, which is actually very interesting here, and Hickman puts it in a way that you easily comprehend what the heck is going on. This is ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Spider-Man No More! 0

This is easily one of the best issues of the series so far. Bendis can be defined as a "hit or miss" writer. I usually like his work, but I admit that his writing can be fairly poor as well, as shown in the current Age of Ultron event that has been mediocre so far. Thankfully, this is no miss.Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #22 concludes the Venom War arc with a bang. I honestly expected a little more from the other issues, but this one pays off. BMB delivers an intriguing plot that makes you wonder ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #5 0

I had, numerous times before, considered dropping this title. Most of the issues so far have been mediocre, to say the least, but maybe Avengers Arena is not yet hopeless (pun intended).Kevin Walker's art is clean and flows along with the story nicely. He draws teenagers quite well and for that, his pencilling fits the book perfectly. And Hopeless is not bad at all either. Arcane mentions a new safe spot containing food and medical supplies and all of the kids are currently looking for it. The i...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Race you to Sleepytown 0

I don't really understand why people were hating so much on this new series even before reading the first issue. Yes, Nova is not Rider anymore, but why is it instantly assumed that that is a bad thing? Well, this issue is not bad at all. It's all about set-up. Loeb quickly introduces us to Alexander and that's what's so interesting about it. He reminded me a bit of Peter Parker, since he's a teenager and gets bullied often. Alex's dad is the school's janitor, so that already sets up an interest...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Not Addicted to Meth 0

I just noticed this is my 100th review. I know I am not writing them as often as I did before, but I'll try to do some when I have spare time. Anyway, onto the issue at hand. First off, I'd like to say that I really wish more people read this series. The first issue wasn't that impressive, but this second one does show a rather big improvement. But, seriously, give these two comics a shot. You might surprise yourself.Keatinge has taken Morbius into a new direction, by isolating the vampire. Here...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Fake Moustache 0

Seeing Injustice: Gods Among Us getting its very own comic book title was great. Better yet, the series surpassed all of my expectations. All of the issues so far have been topnotch to say the least. Unfortunately, the fifth issue shows a certain decrease in quality.The problem is, absolutely nothing happens! I read all the other four issues rather quickly, but this is the only one that made me say "That's it?" when I saw 'The End' on the bottom right corner. Basically, Harley Quinn is abducted ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Leave you with a gift 0

At first I thought the idea of team up book between Superman and Batman would never work. Thankfully, after reading this issue, I can say how wrong I actually was. Throughout the first few pages we see Clark and Bruce's monologue, that were brilliantly delivered by Loeb. This was easily my favorite part of the issue, as we can really see how very different and similar both heroes are at the same time. The book is by no means slow paced, as the story flows nicely. Jeph also makes sure not to leav...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

How many Zs in xenophobe? 0

Thanos is to me a rather interesting character. I picked this up with high expectations that, needless to say, were not fulfilled. I was hoping for a new-reader friendly comic book and, to be honest, it really was appropriated for people who haven't read the other six previous issues. Nevertheless, it was still a very confusing issue and I had to read up the Plot Summary to actually understand what was going on. After that, everything was indeed clear, but we still did not know why Thanos was vi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

December 21, 2012 on Comics 0

People's opinions on the Justice League title are a mixed bag. Some have been fairly disappointed with Johns work here thus far, but others have been clearly satisfied. Thankfully, I can include myself in the "others" bit. Aside from the second arc, JL has been quite a fun read, especially now with the Shazam! backup story.First off, I want to say that I am almost glad that Ivan Reis has left Aquaman, only because he has joined Geoff here. I cannot praise his artwork enough. This is probably the...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

The need for greed 0

The Rise of the Third Army storyline on Green Lantern: New Guardians has so far been rather slow paced. However, do not take that as a bad thing. You see, each issue Bedard delivers Kyle channeling a lantern color. Here, he masters avarice with the help of Larfleeze. Tony does a fantastic job by exploring the Orange Lantern a bit more, and actually giving him emotions. In fact, he perfectly shows the difference in GL Rayner's nature once he masters avarice, by making him greedy as shown in the w...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Lost Souls 0

Last issue was, in my opinion, terrible. This one, although still disappointing, shows an improvement. The problem is, this circus arc seems to dumb. I mean, I can't even take the characters seriously in their outfits. Wolverine, a merciless killer, is now a clown and Iceman is spitting fire. Wolverine and the X-men has seen better days. And so they will soon again once this storyline comes to an end.This comic is mostly focused on Idie and one of the members of the Hellfire Club. The good thing...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Beating up girls 0

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man was probably my favorite series of Marvel before the 'United We Stand' arc started. I have to admit its quality dropped a bit once this storyline first began. Don't get me wrong though, the series is still great, and I'm very happy to see a new arc starting in the next issue, especially since it includes the Symbiote.What I probably love the most in this title is Miles' monologue. He is a teenager, so he is still irresponsible and whenever he performs something nice, ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Don't call me "sir" 0

The first issue of Thunderbolts wasn't brilliant. It was more of a letdown, and, unfortunately, this one is even worse. The writing isn't really great and the art is, at best, ugly and lazy. This series does have potential. I mean, Rulk, Venom, Elektra, Punisher and Deadpool in one team? That's probably what I have ever dreamed of, but the plot is boring, not to mention forced. Wade and Elektra run away from a few guards, and when they dive in the water there's some sort of submarine waiting for...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

So swears the God of Thunder! 0

The character Thor has never really managed to interest me. Be it in the Avengers or any of his solo titles, but Aaron has managed to make series that caught my attention. He divides the books in three parts. One tells what happened in the God of Thunder's past, one in the present and the other takes place in the future. Here we can see how Thor's attitude changes, as shown in the absolutely fantastic dialogues and monologues. Each of the three parts show different characterization. The God of T...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

One Year Later 0

Unexpectedly, this issue does not exactly continue the events of the previous one. The whole thing takes place a year later. First thing I noticed was Ian's (the kid) size. He looked like a newborn to me in the last issue, but now he is looking like a six year old with hair bigger than Mowgli's. But that's just a minor fact. Throughout the issue Captain America struggles to keep both alive, as we see well done monologue. The Dimension Z scenario is very interesting and reminded me a bit of Venda...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

We're going to Mars! 0

The first issue of this series was fantastic. Unfortunately, I'm afraid I can't say the same for this second one. Most of the comic takes place in the past, as we see how Steve and Tony convinced each of the current Avengers to join the group. Of course that's a fun thing to see, and, in this case, may even give you a laugh or two, but the pacing is very slow. Nevertheless there's nice piece of dialogue throughout the issue, and certainly was fun to see loads of Marvel characters that I didn't e...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Cyclops vs. Cyclops 0

All-New X-men is certainly not the best title of Marvel NOW!, but it is probably, in my opinion, the one that'll give you the most fun read. I was very excited for this issue due to the amazing cover, and, although it was fairly good, it was not, in my opinion, as satisfying as the other three comics of the series so far.We start off picking up the events of last issue, as the Scott and Magneto meet the original five. Bendis makes sure to deliver action, although it was very short. Soon after th...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A hell of a kid 0

First off, I just want to say that this issue shows a huge improvement over the first, which was, in my opinion, mediocre at best. This one, however, is greatly enjoyable. Hopeless did make a brilliant choice of characters. While most of the team does the muscle job, we also see Dr. Nemesis, who is doing a brain surgery on Cable. I loved seeing Domino in action. She's an unpredictable and interesting character and it's nice to see her here, although it would be nice if her powers were a bit more...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A brilliant conclusion to a fantastic series 0

We start off the issue with Wolverine, who mourns the death of Daken. Remender presents brilliant and dramatical monologue, although it's short. And I swear there were damn ninjas cutting onions besides me when I was reading the comic! However, this issue wasn't all cheesy. I mean, there's Deadpool in it! There is funny and dramatical piece of dialogue between Genesis and Wade, who are becoming great friends.It is explained that Fantomex's brain is divided in three parts. The Ex-Force (Ha ha, ge...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Attack of the Third Army 0

In this issue we finally get to see a bit more of the Third Army. This arc has, so far, been really slow paced and, to be honest, this issue isn't much different. Baz is a very interesting character and has the potential to be one of my favorite Green Lanterns in the future. Here he finds the one person responsible for the explosion showed in the #0 issue. Inside the man's house his ring's battery ends, so he is as helpless as a mere human. It was nice to see him trying to fight off the Third Ar...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Unkillable Man 0

I cannot thank Justin Jordan enough for what he has done here. I admit this issue wasn't brilliant, but it's far more than that if you compare it to the whole rest of the series. Actually, I can't say that as I dropped 'Deathstroke' after its second issue. Thankfully, Jordan has made it readable again.Ah, it feels so good so good to be able to pick up a 'Deathstroke' book again and actually enjoy it. I mean, who doesn't like to see the deadly mercenary in a comic? Here is characterized correctly...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ho, Ho, Ho! 0

I skipped the Minimum Carnage arc, and now I actually feel bad for doing so. This issue is basically an epilogue, so there are multiple mentions to the previous storyline, that give you an idea of how awesome it was. We see how Kaine feels bad for the people that died, and the dialogues can actually give you a laugh or two, mainly because of Aracely. It's pretty fun to see the mexican woman deducing other people's emotions.Now, although this issue was very fun and a great jumping in point to the...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Let's go find our girl! 0

Winter Soldier has to be one the greatest titles Marvel is putting up right now. Thankfully, it wasn't cancelled for the Marvel NOW! reboot, but, unfortunately, as you may or may not know, Brubaker is about to conclude his run on the series with the fifteenth issue. Well, that's absolutely bad. I don't think any writer could do better or even equal what Ed has done in this title. He gives this comic series a special touch to it, that makes it feel like we're watching a movie. It's full of surpri...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Gonna be over before we even know it 0

While I didn't really like the first issue of the series, this second one presents a huge twist of quality, as Matt Fraction makes sure to deliver lots of fun and laughable moments.If there's one word to describe this issue, that word is "fun". We see Ben and She-Hulk exercising, Johnny and Darla going to the past, etc. What made it even better were the brilliant dialogues between the characters, which, honestly, make the issue worth picking up just for the laughs. And the Fantastic Four clearly...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A visit to the Zoo 0

As you may know, for the last two issues we saw Batman and Robin fighting "zombies" controlled by the Saturn Club. Both numbers weren't quite satisfying, and I was actually happy to see the arc coming to end and a death of the family tie-in in the next issue. Unfortunately the crossover was very disappointing.In the first six pages we see Damian trying to find the Joker. Those were the very few nice moments of the comic. Tomasi is really creating a positive portrayal of Robin. Well, not really. ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Kiss my Hand 0

Snyder continues to amaze me, as he proves to be a most fitting writer for both Bats and the Joker. In fact, there's no actual point in reviewing a 'Batman' comic written by him anymore. He delivers brilliant issues every month. Now, I'd be wrong to say he does it all by himself. Capullo is one of the greatest Batman artists I've seen in a while. His cartoony style is absolutely gorgeous and it's basically eye candy. Throughout the pages, he manages to set the dark and mysterious tone perfectly,...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

I'll do this first killing 0

No doubt at all, Dennis Hopeless got the main idea of the series from Battle Royale. Hell, there's even a slight mention to it in one of the pages. The idea does seem nice, but it's one special way to get characters killed off. Speaking of the characters, I actually enjoyed the choices here, specifically X-23. Don't get me wrong, as I said before, the idea of the title seems nice, but what's the real purpose of the series? I mean, how can 16 teenagers killing each other every issue make of this ...

8 out of 12 found this review helpful.

Daredevil #17 - Review 0

Mark Waid, so far, may have brought us one of the best runs of the Daredevil character yet. Although this issue was enjoyable, it certainly isn't the title's best one. You see, the comic itself shows no progression on the story. While I was reading, I wondered what the point of the issue actually was, as we go all the way back to Matt's past. I liked seeing the Stilt-Man. It's a character I've seen before, and it was intriguing to see him fighting the Man without Fear. What made the action scene...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Swamp Thing - #15 0

I've said it before in my reviews of Animal Man and I'll say it again, since this is a different title: the Rotworld arc is not nearly as good as the series was before it started. But, to be honest, that serves especially for Animal Man, as it was my favorite book of the New 52, but it had a huge drop of quality once this new storyline started. Swamp Thing is not the same as well, but Lemire's title suffered a lot more. The pacing of Rotworld has been real slow, as in this issue, all that happen...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Uncanny X-For--... I mean... Avengers #1 - Review 0

So we got Hickman on the writing and Opeña pencilling... Needless to say, I had high expectations for this comic. Thankfully, they were fulfilled. The plot can be a little bit confusing at first, but as the story progresses, you'll easily understand. No doubt at all, the book was influenced by the Avengers movie, and, to be honest, I thought that was a really bad thing at first, but once I finished the comic I wanted the team to be the one shown in the high grossing movie. The thing is, the issu...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Deadpool #3 - Review 0

I am extremely disappointed. Deadpool seems to be getting worse with each passing issue. The first was amazing. The second was good, and this third number is just bad. It kind of makes me want to drop the series until a new arc starts, but I love Wade, so I simply can't do that. The problem is, the villain just seems too dumb. It seems like this is a series to be concentrated on the humour, while the plot fails. Undead presidents seemed like a good idea of the bad guy at first, but now I realize...

6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Thunderbolts #1 - Review 0

Take a look at the team: Punisher, Elektra, Deadpool, Venom and Red Hulk. Needless to say, I had high expectations for this title. This was a good first issue, although, unfortunately, it didn't match my expectations.The pacing is slow, but that is acceptable for a first issue. The whole number is focused on Ross trying to convince the five "heroes" into joining the team. Honestly, I couldn't understand the reasons for making it up. We can obviously can get an idea of why Thunderbolt decided to ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Animal Man #15 - Review 0

Animal Man has been brilliant so far, but I think its quality dropped a bit when the Rotworld arc started. One of the main reasons of the fall is the change of artists. Pugh's art is more or less at best. It seems quite lazy at some points, while Foreman's art was completely the opposite. However, Lemire does not disappoint. He manages to write a story that will make sure to keep you thrilled and entertained at all times. The only let down about the plot was that the pacing was a bit slow.I real...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Earth 2 #7 - Review 0

So far, Earth 2 has been fairly enjoyable, although the last arc, which, as you may know, involved Grundy had a rushed ending. Unfortunately, this issue is quite the opposite. The pacing is very slow, and it serves as a prologue to the upcoming storyline. The plot is, in fact, interesting, although the book still doesn't contain what I'd call a superhero team. In this issue, for example, we got a brief look at Alan Scott and Hawkgirl, although Flash didn't make an appearance, and I was displease...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Thor: God of Thunder #2 - Review 0

The Good:I always liked Aaron's writing, but after witnessing his run on the Hulk, I wasn't so sure if it'd be a good comic. Thankfully, both published issues so far were very enjoyable. This number concentrates on a young God of Thunder. I admit it sounded bad to me at first, but Jason nailed it. We see a bit of the vikings who were led by Thor, and, honestly, I think that's nice. Since the Mjolnir isn't at his possession yet, I think it's important to explore a little bit of his mortal it side...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

All-New X-men #2 - Review 0

The Good:From the very start, Bendis nails it with a plot that will keep you interested and excited at all time. At first, the idea of having the original 5 X-men coming to the present may have sounded crazy and maybe even bad, but it turns out it isn't.There was a lovely piece of dialogue between the characters, most of all Beast and the original 5. It was very enjoyable to see their reactions once they heard about their futures. Sadly, Warren did not get to know his. I was curious to know how ...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.