• Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    Fans of Nonsensically-tight Pants Hearken To My Tale!

    It pains me to give anything by the great JMS anything below a perfect 5-star rating, but at least I can say two of these stars are solely because of him. Not that this is his best writing (and it wou...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of TPB/HC.
    Poor Jon Kent. What is he, the Duncan Idaho of the Superman Universe?

    Picking up this volume and reading it as if it is some accessible story is somewhat misleading, since we are at once given the impression this is a new introductory story to Superman and his friends a...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    Round Two: Different Author, Same Dullness

    I like the Death of Superman story (not that Superman died, just the whole story, all three parts). I read it fairly regularly. I even like the Hunter/Prey followup. Zero Hour ... meh. So I'm not anti...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    Dullsville Train departing on Track Redundant for Snoresville, Lametown, and Bore-a-munga

    Fun - excitement - interesting - fresh - engaging - and other words that don't apply to this volume. No offense intended to the great George Perez and his lifetime of fine work, but this was just dul...

  • Uncas007 posted
    14 reviews in 1 month. Not bad, considering I did 2 in the previous 5 months.
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    Short On Content, Short on Respect

    Under the "we didn't have much time for respect or caring much" category appears this rather embarrassing thing that has happened. Perhaps Mr. Pratchett is happy with this, and if he is, I salute him ...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    Directionless and Flashy without Substance

    Somewhere along the way, "Batman" became an excuse for "excessive violence," perhaps because DC was jealous of Punisher MAX or something. I do not deny Batman (as an idea/world) has a dark side - as ...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume Two.
    Flight "Deus Ex Machina" Landing on Runway 11

    Well, that was easy. Taking a lesson from "Best of Both Worlds, pt. 2," Scott Snyder decides the best way to conquer a centuries'-old unstoppable secret force is to have it self-destruct, giving our h...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    The World's Canon (since the "world" is mostly the UK and USA)

    This volume was better than volume 1, but one has to say that with the same tone as one says "having a temperature of 104 is better than having a temperature of 106." Some of the artwork is great - th...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume Two.
    How to Lose Gotham (And Get it Back Again in a Couple of Hours)

    As the whole "Owls ruling Gotham" thing starts to wear thin, we are presented with one slam-bang night of bloody action as the almighty Owls let loose their centuries'-old Talons against all the power...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of TPB.
    "Mystery" is not "Ambiguity"

    Not Mr. Gaiman's best work, that's for sure, but Murder Mysteries does have some interesting points. His imagining (though this may also be more the brilliance of P. Craig Russell) of the angels' home...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Creatures of the Night.
    Scaryish but Satisfying

    I'm not usually a fan of dark and mysterious and spooky (if "not usually" means "never"), but this was a surprisingly fine read. Tepid praise, perhaps, but I prefer to consider it more effusive than t...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of HC.
    Wein to the Rescue (Almost)

    One of the persistent failings of the Before Watchmen series is the lack of unity among them, in the sense of no apparent guiding principle or conceit (other than the contemporary conceit of DC to gra...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of HC.
    Nothing New, Nothing Important

    This was not good. Again we have the ubiquitous "knowing winks" to the "real fans" of Watchmen, with the bloody smiley faces, the Rorschach blots, and on and on - but none of them are clever or meanin...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of All-Star Superman.
    It's All About Sol

    This was a fine story, but I'm not sure why it received all the acclaim and accolades it did (especially an Eisner for continuing series, knowing it was only going to last 12 issues) - maybe there was...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of TPB.
    Pacing, pacing.

    This is a pretty good yarn. Alex Ross's painting is a real highlight, as it usually is. The "story" is admittedly thin: the super-villains get the super-heroes out of the way and pretend to be humanit...

  • Uncas007 posted
    4 reviews in 1 week! And all DC!
  • Uncas007 wrote a review of HC/TPB.
    MAD Magazine Presents...Batman, Stand-up Comic

    What was that? Can anyone tell me what just happened here? I would like to start with some positive comments: ... give me a minute. Oh, yes: it is a rollicking adventure, and Neal Adams certainly kno...

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    2 reviews in one night.
  • Uncas007 wrote a review of HC.
    Filling In Gaps (That Don't Need Filling)

    Um...no. Few things in recent memory of the Comic Multiverse caused as much of a stir as the whole "Before Watchmen" brouhaha. Personally, I'm usually against reboots and prequels and the like, but th...