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3.57 stars 3.57/5 Stars Average score of 51 user reviews

Don't Trust Darius Dax 0

Unemployed investigative journalist, Diana Dane, is approached by "Strategic Forecaster," Darius Dax, to look into some strange happenings."Written by Warren Ellis," is always a double-edged sword for me. Sometimes he can write some very engaging, thought-provoking stuff that satisfies on numerous levels, and sometimes he goes off the deep end with ultra-trippy new age voodoo that makes my head hurt. This, thankfully, seems to be the former with a light dosage of the latter.I've never been ex...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Fresh Look 0

I'll agree with most everyone on the interwebs, this is FAR better than the book we had when the New 52 kicked off. No offense to the creative teams that worked on the last volume, but this one issue seems to be better than that entire run.First off, I like how everyone on the team seems to serve a unique purpose. With Red Robin calling the shots, he utilizes them to maximize their effectiveness. And, even though they're down half the roster (Superboy & Kid Flash, I'll miss you!) they're...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Clunky & Dysfunctional 0

I haven't written a review in a long time, but I felt compelled to write one about this comic. You might think that someone would come out of review writing retirement for something they truly loved, but I guess the opposite is also true.First thing's first, you have two creators here that I love and know have the chops to pull off this story. I loved Tomasi's work on Green Lantern Corps and do I really have to list any of Andy Kubert's achievements? I mean it's Andy Kubert, back on Batman! ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Newest Book to Meet the BKV Standard 2

If you’re a comic book fan and you haven’t checked out Brian K. Vaughan’s newest work, The Private Eye, then what the heck are you waiting for? CHECK IT OUT RIGHT NOW!!! Best of all, you pay WHATEVER YOU WANT! That’s right, if you want to pay just a penny, then that’s all you need. It’s available in .CBR .CBZ and .PDF formats and English, Spanish, and Catalan languages.Go here to get your download at:http://panelsyndicate.com/From here on out THERE BE SPOILERS!!!This story is set near the end of...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

All Star Endeavor! 0

Ok, I hope I don't forget anything because it's been a couple hours since I watched the movie and I decided to delve into the special features before I sat down to write this. The story is freaking amazing.  Right now I feel like the only comic book fan on the face of the planet that hasn't read the comic.  I know, commence with the beatings.  In my defense I did just order volumes 1 & 2 graphic novels from Barnes & Noble, by this time next week I'll be all caught up. This story really d...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Gen 13's World is Ending... 0

This Issue: Our team of young superpowers try to work their way out of the building they found themselves flung to the future in.  Unfortunately for them, there seems to be a group of superhuman hating zealots living on the bottom floor.  Story: I'm not really sure where this is going anymore.  This whole World's End thing at least.  When I looked this up to write a review of it, I noticed that the following issues don't carry the "World's End" tagline on their covers.  Does it end after this?  ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Revealing 0

This Issue: The Question has a run-in with The Spectre which turns into a confrontation with the spirit of mercy.  Also, the Spear of Destiny falls into the hands of Vandal Savage.  The Story:  This seems to be some pretty good stuff.  It's grim and gritty and sometimes it hits you like a freight train.  My only problem is that I don't know the back story here because I didn't catch the Crime Bible story that was a Countdown spinoff.  Is that where the backstory from this is?  Regardless, it's n...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The first issue with the last name... 0

This Issue: It's the origin story (done in flashback) of the vampire hero, Epilogue.  Story: The story actually wasn't that bad.  I'm not saying that it's on the level of most of Niles' other work, but I was entertained.  One thing that I did notice was that it wasn't too overly wordy, which helps out a lot on a first issue.  This lets me absorb the general idea of the character without being bogged down by too much extra stuff.  With a brand new character and a brand new book, this is essential...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Super-Dead-Skrull-Pool! 0

In This Issue: It's Deadpool versus the Skrull invasion! (With a little bonus "Deadpool Saga" at the end.)  Writing: Daniel Way's writing definitely hit Deadpool on the head for me.  This is one of those characters that you just can't take too seriously in the Marvel U.  The two (or three if you count his actual word balloons) voices in his head was hilarious.  One thing that I thought was a little out of place was the hallucination he has at the beginning of the book.  I don't want to sound lik...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Boost-ed Gold 0

In this Issue: To try and right a temporal error, Booster and his sister travel back in time to a job that Killer Moth had taken at a museum and was broken up by Batman.  By the end of the issue Killer Moth (who is really Booster) is taken down by Batgirl (who is really Michelle) and Elvis (who is really Booster again).  The Writing: I think the appeal of this book for me is all the time travel stuff.  It really lets you dip your fingers into a lot of really cool possibilities.  Sometimes it kin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's the end of the world as we know it... 0

In This Issue: Swift endure's a "Soulstorm" and almost has a run in with Eidolon and the "Army of the Mad".  When she races back to Authority HQ the team is split on what to do about the impending confrontation. In the story involving Lynch, his old teammate Dane, from Wetworks, tells Lynch to go fly a kite.  The Good: For anyone who doesn't know me, I really dig the post-apocalyptic.  So, seeing all my favorite Wildstorm super-teams trudging through in a story like this is muy bueno in my book....

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Bat-Mania! 0

In This Issue:  This is, apparently, the last issue of the series.  Batman and Robin run off to rescue Catwoman.  Batgirl incites a riot and gets arrested.  Black Canary lights a fire and leaves some crime lords behind to become crispy critters.  And Gordon races to the hospital to see his wife who was just in a car accident.  The Good: What really popped out to me was all the Frank Miller influences in Jim Lee's already impressive artwork. It was like Lee's art with Miller's style.  Pretty awes...

3 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A Strange Journey Through Time 0

In This Issue: Adam Strange goes on a wild ride through the timestream as a result of some events that take place in Rann/Thanagar: Holy War #4.  His trip starts with his first arrival on the planet Rann and works it's way up to an awkward meeting with his future self and an even more awkward meeting with Synnar.  The Good: I've always really liked the Adam Strange character.  He's kind of like the Land of the Lost guy who gets zapped to another planet.  He gets to hop over to Rann to be a hero ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Beastly Disappointment 0

In This Issue: Another retelling of an X-Man's origin; this month it's Beast's turn.  When his mutant powers emerge it actually garners him some popularity among his peers and teachers at school when he leads the football team to state championships.  Unfortunately his streak of luck comes to an end when the Conquistador takes his parents hostage to force Hank to break into his father's office at the local nuclear power plant and steal... something... for him.  The Good: I really liked the artwo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hard to Manifest 0

In this issue it's a anthology of three X-Men tales featureing Iceman, Boom Boom, and Karma.  Thankfully, the only one that's "to be continued" is the story about Iceman.  The other two stories were such complete and utter tripe that I can't believe I read it all. I will give some credit, it was pretty funny when Beast asked how many online friends he had.  That gave me a little giggle.  The art was sub-par at best.  On all three stories. I really wish I had more to write, but I don't want to wa...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Where is this going? 0

Your guess is as good as mine.   In this issue, with the Crime Syndicate effectively taken care of, the forces of the Anti-Matter earth have fallen into Anarchy as everyone fights everyone else for control.  Whatever the &%$# is going on with John Stewart figures out a way for everyone to head back their own universes, but before they do a group of aliens sent by Despero attack and plant a mysterious symbol on Superman's forehead. I think I've figured out what the problem with this title is....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Together Again... 0

I've got some serious mixed feelings about this issue. I love the Titans, the classic ones at least and the new Teen Titans of the 21st century.  I wasn't really a fan in the late 90's, they just seemed to be TRYING to screw the team up then.  I'm really happy that the classic crew is back again, but at the same time this wasn't a very good read at all.  The story was "ok".  I liked the part where the sons of Trigon stole what power was left in their father instead of allowing him into the world...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Un-Empress-ive 0

This is a self-contained story where Empress is blackmailed into using magic to turn Supergirl a puppet of mass destruction. Gotta say the story on this was sucked... bad.  For one thing, the main villain seemed to lack proper motivation.  Everything in this issue seemed to be rushed.  And Supergirl is still dwelling on the dead kid.  Yeah, it was sad and it sucked, but she really needs to move on.  That was the last story arc and now we need to move on into a new one.  Part of me is glad that t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Deep Thoughts 0

For centuries now, mankind has wondered over the existence of the fabled Atlantis.  When a research submarine down and the last transmission received from it is, "I... I think I see it.  It's... it's beautiful, I...", the powers that be track down the world's lead debunker of myths and legends, Doctor Stein (they never say his first name). As far as the story goes I really liked it.  I was hooked the whole way through.  I like how they Namor was turned into something almost like a superstition. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Well Kept Secret 0

I remember picking up the original Secret Six stuff and not liking it at all.  I can't remember who the writer was on the series back then, but I'm pretty sure the artist was Dale Englesham (not a fan, sorry, Dale).   I was happily surprised when I picked this one up.  I saw it in the comic store and thought, "Hey, why not give it another try?"  I'm so glad that I did! In this issue, the team celebrates Scandal's birthday, all the while Scandal is still trying to cope with the death of her lover...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

On the Front Lines 0

I remember when the Front Line series started with Civil War: Front Line.  I didn't think it was going to be as great as it was and I'm glad that I read it.  World War Hulk: Front Line wasn't as good and I'm glad that I didn't read it in it's entirety.  Secret Invasion: Front Line I'm still having mixed feelings over.  Mainly because this seems to be jumping into not only stories about the reporters, but average humans in general.  What are normal, everyday people doing during this invasion?   I...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Greatness 0

Ok, I just watched the movie and I want to get this out while it's still fresh in my head.   Just for the record, I watched the Blu-Ray version of the movie (is there any other way to watch movies these days?) First thing's first.  The movie starts off with the Joker beating Jason Todd to death with a crowbar.  Batman is racing to save him, but as Ra's so accurately predicts, "he won't make it in time." The first thing that threw me off was the voice of the Joker (John DiMaggio).  With everyone ...

15 out of 15 found this review helpful.

B Level Entertainment 0

And no that "B" in the title of this review does NOT stand for Bitchin! Ok, so in this issue Nightwing takes a bullet saving the DA's life.  He stashes her away in a safe house then barely makes it back to the Batcave where Alfred takes care of him.  After a little TLC, Dick regroups with Carol and they head off to New York.  Rag's art is sub-par for hiim.  He was awesome back in Identity Crisis, but this stuff just does NOT live up to that. The story is merely "ok" as well. Two-Face doesn't see...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Stark Shut Down! 0

So this is the fifth installment of "The Five Nightmares" a story about the rise of Ezekiel Stane, the son of Tony's old enemy, Obadiah Stane.  The young Stane is taking Tony's technology and using it to instigate terror attacks all over the world.  The latest targets are Stark Tech facilities in various countries. The writing on this is actually pretty good.  I haven't managed to get lost at all and the Ezekiel aspect is keeping me pretty interested.  It's pretty obvious at the end of the book ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Thrilling! 0

I've never really been into Horror comics.  In fact when I first started reading comics 22 years ago I don't think you could even get them anywhere, or at the least if there were any at the time they were all small press indie comics. I was under the impression that a comic book couldn't really scare me or anything along those lines.  I wouldn't say that this series has scared me in any ways, but it most certainly has given me the creeps on many occasions.   One thing that I really like is that ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A (New) Secret Origin 0

I'm just going to say this right now.  Ivan Reis has to be one of my favorite artists in the biz right now.  'nuff said. Are we ever going to tire of authors coming back and retelling our favorite hero's origin story and calling it "Secret Origin"?  Or is the constant retelling a necessity and does calling them "Secret Origin" add a timelessness to it?  I don't know what your thoughts are on that, but when I first started reading this "Secret Origin" arc I was disappointed.  Disappointed that we...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Mind-Jumping into Comics 0

Fringe is probably one of my favorite television shows.  They started it out with this "New X-Files" type of feel and then they just expanded from there into it's own entity entirely.  I really like the show and this comic seems to be living up to the show. I really liked the first half of the comic, "Like Minds", that depicts the first meeting between Walter Bishop and William Bell.  I'm interested in seeing where this will be going in the next episode. The other half of the comic, "Prisoner", ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Radical Read 0

So, this is my first official Radical book.  I picked up the Hercules title that they did, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.  I have heard good things about it, though. The thing that I've noticed about Radical books is that they all seem to have really wicked art.  I'm mean some super sweet eye candy for all to enjoy.  The one downfall I've seen, in Freedom Formula at least, is that it's almost too much for your eye/brain ratio to handle.  At least that's what I call it when the ar...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Eternally....ok... 0

I never really followed the Eternals back in the day.  Honestly, I didn't even know very much about them until the Neil Gaiman mini-series that came out a few years back.  The only reason I even bought that was, well, it's Neil Gaiman.  I mean c'mon.  I did like the mini, with exception of the very last issue, which didn't seem very planned and was probably only a lead into this series.  It's just been so long that I can't remember. Anyways, in this issue Sersi confronts the dreaming eternal abo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The End is Near... no wait it already happened. 0

You want to know the problem with a book like The End League?  If you take a two year hiatus from reading comics you can't just jump back on this bandwagon.  With books like Batman and Superman I could really just pick them up and run with whatever.  With this book, though, I don't even remember most of the character's names.  I do remember the premise, though; after the end of the world there's only one superhero team still around - The End League. Well, I still enjoyed this read regardless.  I...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rest In Pieces Catwoman! 0

Whatever happened to the different Batman comics all acting in concert during an event?  Back in the day during titles wide arcs like Contagion, No Man's Land, etc.  I guess I'm still stuck in that mind frame.  They used to do similar stuff with all the Superman books.  They'd have the shield on the cover with a number so you'd know where that exact issue was in continuity with everything else.   So, when I read Detective Comics and there's way less ####ed up stuff going on in it compared to Bat...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Devilishly Good Time 0

I didn't see this one coming.  I swear to you.  Yeah, I read the Dead of Night: Man-Thing series, and I liked it, but I have a feeling that this one will be MUCH better than the last.  I'm not sure if I can just identify with the story because I'm in the military or whatnot, but it really hits home with me. In this issue, Sergeant Dan Sylva recently reenlisted and lands back in Iraq with his old unit.  A lot of things have changed while he was gone, most of all the surge of mercenaries who have ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Experimenting with "Movie Comics" 0

This series is what I like to call a "Movie Comic".  Basically it's a story that seems like it was originally intended to be a movie, but someone decided to make it into a comic book instead.  These are usually the non-superhero/sci-fi/fantasy comics.  Of course this could probably be considered VERY LIGHT science fiction, I haven't seen anything yet that would classify it deeply into that category. So, anyways, in this issue a downed submarine might cause the extinction of everyone and everythi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Good Read, But Unfulfilling 0

Buffy, eh?  I remember one time during a deployment to Qatar I ordered the entire seven seasons of Buffy (and the five of Angel) on dvd and watched them on a little portable dvd player I had with me.  This "Season Eight" is just as good if not better than the television show.  I think the fact that it's a comic book gives it a lot more leeway than a tv show does.  Really, how bad would the special effects have been if Dawn was a centaur on the show? Anyways, in this issue a whole lot of nothing ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Good, but Symptomatic 0

I've really liked this book since the return of John Romita Jr.  The last arc with Kraven's daughter just didn't jive with me. In this issue we've got a square off match between Venom and Anti-Venom with a lil' Spidey thrown in the mix. This was a good issue, but there was a little sloppiness.  The exchange between the Hollister and Menace was a little bit of filler, it was almost like Slott didn't really know what to write there.  That and this whole election thing is getting really freakin' ol...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Put me out of my misery, PLEASE! 0

My apologies to everyone involved in the making of this comic.  It is my hope that you have now moved on to a much more worthwhile comic that actually means something in this world. Young X-Men is nothing more than filler.  This issue has pushed me to the conclusion that I'm not going to read this series any longer, it's just too painful.  The art is "ok" and the writing is boring if anything.  Donald Peirce shows up at the end, kills one of the characters, then the issue just ends.  There wasn'...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

On a comback! 0

God, I have such a love/hate relationship with X-Men.  There are titles that I just love to read and then there are title I cringe a little when I open the front cover.  Unfortunately, Legacy is one of the latter. I was, however, surprised by this issue.  It didn't have too much clutter and it was pretty straight forward. The talk between Xavier and Cyclops was pretty interesting.  It's a little creepy that Sinister has been following Scott (and Jean) pretty much all their lives.  Why for?  It m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Brutally Good Time 0

This is an awesome book.  'Nuff said. I love this story of these "Black Ops" X-Men who go around and take out their enemies.  It's not because this is what they want to do, it's because this is the point that the world and these same enemies have pushed them to.  The days of using kids gloves on evil badasses is over. This is the final issue of the current story arc "Angels & Demons".  Christopher Yost should be commended on this one.  So much cool and character twisting stuff shoved into on...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Old Guys Kick Ass! 0

This issue was pretty wick, that's for sure.  I honestly don't think there's a single thing that I can complain about with this issue.  Actually, the only thing that I can kinda shrug my head at is the whole genealogy aspect of it.  So, Spider-Man had a daughter who is black and hooked up with Hawkeye (perv!) to produce the new Spider-Girl(Woman)?  The only thing that doesn't make sense there, and it may have been explained in a previous issue (catching up on the last two years of comics here), ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

WildCats Smackdown! 0

I really am loving this whole "World's End" stuff from Wildstorm.  Of course I'm just a sucker for post-apocalyptic stuff.   The WildCats story is very interesting.  In this issue they have a confrontation with Majestros (I think that's what he's calling himself now) and he explains his role in this new world. I think it was pretty cool and I'd probably want to live in hawaii with Majestros. I have mixed feelings about the art by Neil Googe (*snicker* Googe).  Sometimes when I look at it I'm rea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.