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A Beginning That Lacks Finesse 0

Having already started the great Daredevil series, I decided to pick up the collection of the originally digitally exclusive prequel series, Daredevil: Road Warrior, in order to see this generally praised in-between for Mark Waid's two Daredevil series. However, what I found wasn't quite as good as was to be expected, especially considering the quality of work Waid tends to boast. Sure, it's not innately bad, but there's a lot of small issues and difficulties that build up on each other, result...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Another Issue That Beats Around the Bush 0

As this event has dragged on, Original Sin has really just become a bunch of excuses. A story that should have taken perhaps 4 issues if we are being generous has been dragged out to double that. All the "revelations" here are just more questions/secrets to be revealed, and the issue once again teases us with multiple answers only to stop just before they say anything too interesting. Unless this last issue has some serious answers to give us, I can;t help but feel like this entire series was a...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Instead of a Rush, It Just Feels Rushed 0

Storm has never been a character I've cared for immensely over the years. Yes, she's a strong female protagonist, but the X-Men has never been very short of those, and Storm has always come across a bit to brash and, in recent comics, kind of a bitch. And, while this is better than being a tool of mass destruction for villains or arm candy for our heroes (*cough*JeanGrey*cough*) she feels more like the other extreme, almost unapproachable in many ways. And, while this could have been a great mea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Diving Into Uncharted Waters 0

While the last few issues can be considered a bit more fast-paced, this issue slows down the tempo the series has created to allow for some reflection and character study. Sure, there's some great fighting and what you've come to expect, but it's a comparatively calmer issue for the most part, which I think helps to strengthen the story a bit. And, while there was one moment when the art felt a little off to me, Elektra continues to impress and excite me month after month. If you're already on ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Hunt Begins 0

If you were a fan of the first issue, this series continues to deliver in just the ways that you'd expect. Fantastic art, with a few great double-page spreads, excellent writing that keeps us engaged, and, while not the most inventive plot, one that keeps things moving in a cohesive and interesting way. One of the best series out there right now, in my opinion, I highly recommend, especially with Bloody Lips being such a well developed new character to explore....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Last Nail in the Coffin 0

I've been hanging on to this series for months after it held the position as one of my top 3 favorites for a while, but I can't turn a blind eye to how manipulative and poorly constructed all of this has become on Bendis' part. It's disappointing, discouraging, and frankly irritating.This entire issue is filler. You can pretty much skip it, as it has little impact on much of anything, which has become a general theme within this series as a whole recently. This is made particularly abundant by ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Filler for an Already Slow-Moving Event 0

The Original Sin event, while good, has reminded me of just why I don't like events generally; there's way too many characters involved, situations feel very scattered and muddled, and they always seem to last a bit too long, extending it as far as possible in hopes of retaining a steady series to make a quick buck. And, while Original Sin has done a lot better than this, especially with the character development presented in last issue, this issue dive-bombs straight into the ground, bringing ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

More Than Just Some Assassin 0

How is everyone not talking about this series right now?I've heard so much about the new Magneto series, which is mired in okay, inconsistent writing and bland visuals that Moon Knight puts to shame. Everyone's talking about Guardians of the Galaxy, a bland cash-grab of a series (unlike the humorous Rocket Raccoon thanks to Skottie Young). And jeez, I don't see why everyone loves Uncanny Avengers so much, as it's grown to be such a chore to read with a very disjointed and boring narrative, despi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Strange Backtracking 0

After the exciting, albeit somewhat predictable, reveal at the end of the last issue, I was ready to dive into what was going down with Danny and his pops and the mystery behind the man;s survival. Instead, we get something of a filler issue... kind of. It isn't just some random BS meant to make money and waste your time; it does have immediate correlation to the tale at hand. Yet, 95% of it brings us back to the middle of the first issue as we explore the relationship between Danny and the fema...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Different Position 0

If you've heard anything about the comics made in the last year, Sex Criminals was bound to come up. Written by Matt Fraction, the brilliant mind behind the Hawkeye series that seems to has lost much of its fame and steam as of late, and drawn by Chip Zdarsky, who... hadn't really done all that much before now in the comic book genre of art, Sex Criminals has been praised to the high heavens for tackling a topic that is either seen is too lewd or too taboo to be whispered let alone openly explor...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Battle Royale 0

This is simply a viscerally exciting and fun issue. There's very little dialogue and plot, but the story is well told through the art and actions. It all feels natural, and pulls away from the supernatural stuff that has had a grip on the series the past two issues, making it feel fresh. The fights are stellar and compelling, pushing me through to the end without hesitation. My only issue is that it goes by fast, but it allows you to really stop and appreciate the art and the fights as you crawl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dreamy 0

Moon Knight continues to stand out as one of the most individual series out there right now in comics as a whole. However, this week it stands out for different reasons, which, while not a bad thing, reinforces the issues that I do have with the series.I won't say anything about the story, as there's so little of it, but it very much takes a back-seat here, book ending what is otherwise a visual high. The art here hearkens back to the Doctor Strange stories of yore, and is absolutely a blast to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An Entry More Solid Than the Ghosts Within 0

As ever, this run of Moon Knight does not disappoint, this issue fixing some of the issues I had with the previous entries. Don't get me wrong, these issues have been fantastic, but, in re-reading, I can't help but feel that the characters at times say way more than any normal person would reveal about themselves and why they commit the crimes that they do. This one, on the other hand, relies on some of the mystery and the visuals to show us this rather than pushing odd dialogue to complete the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

We Now Interrupt Our Regular Programming 0

After the reveal at the end of the previous issue, it only makes sense that we delve a little into the affairs of Nick Fury. However, as interesting as this tale may be, it kind of comes out of the left park and adds very little to the overall event ultimately, coming across as almost a filler issue. For what it is, though, this is a thoroughly enjoyable character study that helps to add to the personal nature of the narrative.The title tells it all; we learn about the secret life Nick Fury has ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rockets Ahead of the Competition 0

Ever since Skottie Young was attached to this title, I was pretty hopeful that this series would present a stand-out experience, especially with the disappointment that is the current run of the Guardians of the Galaxy. And, now that I've read it, I'm hooked.Skottie creates a unique and creative atmosphere and world for Rocket to interact with from the start. Every page is filled with little details and fun things tucked away to keep you exploring, that is, if the art itself didn't keep you glue...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Venomous Relationship 0

As Otto finally starts to get control of his life again, Thompson's seems to be falling out of control as he faces his greatest "hero." And, seeing as these characters have never met up, whether it be Parker or Otto in control, it makes for an interesting set up that's been coming for a while.Ramos is back to do the art, and everything looks as fantastic as usual. There are a few scenes in particular that stand out in my mind as looking stellar, making the experience that much more fun. And the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

In-Fighting 0

Though Stunner isn't the most complex or interesting of villains, Slott's writing and general humor help to make this one of the more focused and enjoyable issues in a while for the series. And, with a much more pleasant art style to accompany it, there isn't much holding it back, other than a somewhat rushed conclusion to one of the plot threads here. However, this leads into what I hope is a plot with a lot of potential. And, as Slott has shown us before, his game is certainly long-term....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Misdirection 0

Recently, I've found that this issue has been highlighted in terms of importance, what with the recent storyline for the Amazing Spiderman. However, the cover here is something of a misdirection, as Black Cat is only present for about three pages of the issue. Instead, Dan Slott does some groundwork in terms of Otto's social life as he recovers from the most recent events that have turned many of his relationships upside-down.The weakest part of this portion of our adventure is our villain, who...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What's On the Horizon 0

As we come to a close to this chapter, Slott seems to finally make this story arch pay off nicely with some huge game-changing events that makes you feel the repercussions of what's to come immediately. And, luckily, this issue doesn't try to bite off more than it can chew, staying relatively focused on the events at hand, particularly Otto. Spidey '99 takes a significant back seat, which is nice, in my opinion. And we see a little more from some of the side characters that have been neglected ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Too Much to DL 0

Much like the previous issue, Dan Slott tries to cram as much info as possible into this issue, and it makes the story somewhat difficult to read because of it. As Otto's life begins to spiral out of control, so does the narrative, as Slott needs to remind us of all the repercussions of all of the actions Otto is making. On top of that, we need to follow the doctors at Horizon, Spidey 2099, and the rising Goblin Nation, leaving us with little time to breath. This leads to me having something of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This City's Only Big Enough For One of Us!! 0

I'm not sure how I feel about this story arch in the series. I'm sure that many are excited about the inclusion of Spidey 2099, but for what reason I am unsure. He doesn't seem or feel like a character that's very special in his own right; perhaps it's my general abhorrence of alternate timelines in general, but he feels kind of bland and lifeless, as does the world he comes from generally. Sure, he's kind of Peter Parker-esque and charming in that manner, but the reason why I've liked this run ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Hoot 0

After the brilliant set-up of the previous issue, Waid doesn't pull any punches, following up with an equally great issue. Though we don't see as much of some of the minor characters, that is to say the non-super-powered ones, Daredevil's interactions with all the characters in generally are well presented. There's enough fun and seriousness to allow for a diverse and exciting experience, showing me again just why I enjoy this series so much....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Everything Starts Coming Together 0

This issue is fantastic. Seriously, it's wonderful; the art is stellar, the villain is so intriguing (surprisingly so), the side characters excel quite nicely, and some of the mysteries lying under the surface are expanded upon nicely, making them less vague nods to things we don't get yet and more substantial. And, most importantly, there's a brilliant balance of the comedy and hardship that makes the series such a joy to read; it provides such a clever balance. And this is mostly because the i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Starts to Hit a Stride 0

After what I saw as a rough start, Daredevil begins to pick up the pace with this second issue, dwelling less on the negative and more on the fun and exciting. Much like the start of the previous series, this issue sees Daredevil take on another hero, although this one isn't nearly as well known. Shroud seems like an interesting character right now, and the way that he is developed makes me curious as to where this current plot thread goes. Our side characters are also a bit stronger here, as t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Los Angeles, New Daredevil 0

I've been a casual fan of Mark Waid's take on Daredevil up until this point, having read only the first four volumes of his first run, which only ended a little while back. But, finding it frustrating and difficult to pull together all the volumes for the series, I decided instead to pick up the first of the most recent run on the character. And, while it's good, I feel like it loses some of what makes the original special.Now, it's tough for me to say just how much has changed as of late, as I...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Hulking Mess 0

I've been rather unsure about this whole series from the start, as it kind of just comes off as a grudge match that's been long in the making. Not only that, but the suggestions associated with the series as to what it's about has been mixed with very poor opinions, mine included. And, disappointingly, we get what is to be expected. Not only that, but that's all we get.The art is bland at best, making the scenes feel somewhat forced or flat at times. None of the scenes never look engaging or in...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Strangely Awesome 0

As of late, comic book annuals have been rather lame and off-putting, having nothing to do with the series at hand and delivering little in terms of story. This issue, however, stands out as something special; it proves that Doctor Strange could, and should, have his own solo series after all these years.The basic plot is that Strange visits an old mystic temple as he reflects on his days as a doctor in the hospital. It all ties in very nicely, and the plot is engaging, never rushing, but wraps...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Taking Action 0

At long last, we see the awaited conflict between the New Avengers and the Not-Justice-League Great Society. The action is engaging and accompanied with stellar dialogue, and it keeps you at the edge of your seat. The art looks great, drawing me into the conflicts, both internal and external. Doctor Strange is definitely the central figure here, and we get a good look at what he's been up to as of late, tying in those pesky plot threads from issue fourteen that we've been waiting to hear about....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Diplomatic Arguing 0

Hickman's finally brought us a story arch that firmly captures my attention. With the two factions finally coming toe-to-toe, they do what they do best; talk, debate, argue, and generally piss each other off. It's pretty great.Our time is generally split between before the meeting and during the meeting, picking up on some of the conversations from the last issue while displaying the difficult decision-making process. A big theme here is what being a monster is, as is suggested by the title, bu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hickman's Bringing It Back 0

This is what I've been waiting for. Everything about this issue is amazing; everyone has a moment to shine, though the good doctor's and Namor's are brief. The stand-out moment is Black Panther's debate, with a fantastic use of the character's rich history. Admittedly, the ending of this issue is basically the same as the last, but all the character work done here is certainly worth the price of admission....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Step in the Right Direction 0

After months of disappointment, it seems that this issue starts to get things back on track. Yes, there's still some focus given to the Justice League doppelgangers, but this is brief in comparison to the great conversation between Black Panther and Namor, which pulls together a lot of the emotions and issues that have been bubbling since the end of Thanos' invasion. The art style isn't anything to write home about, sadly; I dearly miss the days of Steve Epting's work. But, it gets the job done...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ice and Fire 0

Kaare Andrews continues to impress with his work on this series. And, while his artwork far outshines his writing, both are very good and wraps you up in the story at hand. There's a lot of good to be had here, despite a minor setback here or there.The artwork is still as fantastic as ever, providing a variety of visuals that easily draws you into the work. There isn't anything terribly new or different done here when compared to the last few issues, so your opinions on that won't change this ti...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Complex Character Study 0

So, I'll be the first to admit that I made a mistake when judging the first of this series. I became a little wrapped up in what I thought Iron Fist was rather than seeing who he actually is. And this series nails that right on the head. Yes, it's not as humorous or light as some of the other series, but it has a very string and charismatic flair to it as it shows readers a deeper characterization for something of a main player in the Marvel universe, and it's about time he got the proper treat...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Super Symbolism Solider 0

At this point, this story arch of Captain America has boiled down to symbolism and the like. We have two extreme opposites, Cap and Zola, and we're meant to observe how these different influences will effect the two children, to which we, or at least I, have no strong emotional connection to, finding both characters fairly bland and boring. The art is not very good, at least to me, feeling a little slap-dash and lacking many details that liven up these outer space settings. The setting itself i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Something to Marvel At 0

Ms. Marvel is one of those series that has received unprecedented attention, what with it being the first Muslim superhero to ever really exist. Not only that, but she's a teenage girl as well, touching on a few neglected demographics that clearly were looking for just this. And, while it's not fantastic or perfect, it is a well written and drawn work, and the message that it sends is more than enough reason to invest in the series.Khamala is our leading lady who faces many of the difficulties ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Reading This Is Punishment Enough 0

The Punisher has always been one of my least favorite Marvel character simply because of how unimaginative and colorless he and his series tend to be, and this iteration reminds me of just that. It's your every day drug busting operation with Castle being a brooding tough guy. The dialogue is nothing special, the conflict is flat and lifeless, and the art is just okay. Unless you're a big fan of the character, there's no reason to be reading this....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Won't Be Invading My Pull List 0

For a while, the All New Invaders seemed like a fantastic series to be sinking y time and money into, capturing a cool aesthetic and time in the present. However, the series just doesn't give me enough to grasp on to to justify furthering my time with the series. The dialogue, though not bad, can be rather spotty, and often filled with awkward exposition. Hell, the villain spends an entire panel spelling out her evil plan to our heroes when there is literally no reason to and not doing so would...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I'd Veto This Series If I Were You 0

As to be expected, the story arch ends just as poorly as it started. There are many attempts here to make us readers really feel emotionally for Deadpool as he faces his final challenge, but these are always debunked by another pop culture reference or joke. And the reveal at the very end, for me, is rather infuriating, as if the authors are trying to make up for lost time in a very short-sighted manner. It's a shame this series couldn't be better but, as it is, I can't say I'll be following th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Gives Star Wars a Worse Name Than It Already Has 0

As this sad conflict draws near its conclusion, there isn't much really happening here that hasn't been seen before; Deadpool kills president who is a little too in-tune with this time period, insert quip or breaking of the fourth wall every other line, rinse and repeat. The only difference here is that there is a moment where the authors attempt to raise the stakes and create serious motivation for our hero, but it's so abrupt and lacks the emotional impact to have a chance of working.Also, wh...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Punch to the Face 0

As much as I've disliked this series in the past, this issue really takes the cake for me. It overuses the breaking of the fourth way even more than the last issue did, it intentionally rushes through a lot of segments because the plot is too unwieldy as it is, the jokes are unfunny, the characters are overly chauvinistic, and on a couple of occasions there's literally no logic or explanation for what happens, specifically towards the end. I can't say this enough; this series is poorly conceive...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.