Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Steampunk Halloween (2011-Present) 3 1 0 If I didn’t get this out or a grab bag or bargain bin, I think I would’ve written the company to demand my money back. This just isn’t such a gr...
by bobashep on 10/20/2014 10:08:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 7 1 0 The first meeting of the Greens, written by legend Denny O’Neil. The only thing missing is art by Neal Adams!
by bobashep on 10/19/2014 7:31:00 PM
Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler One-Shot 1 0 The Riddler has an obession with puzzles. The one he can't solve is the way into a woman's heart. It's a terrifying look at the villain.
by bobashep on 10/18/2014 4:59:00 PM
Joker's Asylum II: Clayface One-Shot 1 0 Clayface haunts a film festival, turning horror buffs into his own concession stand. The would be the basis of a great episode of Gotham!
by bobashep on 10/18/2014 4:45:00 PM
Halloween Terror 1 1 0 Vampire. Witch. Wolfman. Mummy. Frankenstein monster. 5 creepy Halloween tales in stark black & white. An indy gem that's hard to find.
by bobashep on 10/15/2014 5:38:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 11 1 0 The Bat trains Barbara to be batgirl under promise not to go it alone till she's ready. However, Babs must choose to obey Batman or defy orders when r...
by bobashep on 10/14/2014 9:14:00 PM
X-Men: No More Humans (2014) HC 1 0 During the House of M storyline, the Scarlett Witch went a little crazy and made a hex that wiped out most of the mutant population. Now, in the first...
by bobashep on 10/14/2014 8:40:00 PM
Spider-Man Holiday Special (1995) 1 1 0 For a holiday special, the stories are actually quite good. The art is very 1990s, but enjoyable. (I really think that comic art in the 90’s had way...
by bobashep on 10/13/2014 5:49:00 PM
Marvel Holiday Special (1991-Present) 2007 1 0 The Pros: The AIM story that runs throughout the entire issue, the freakin’ hilarious Fin Fang Foom story, and a very interesting tale about Ben Gri...
by bobashep on 10/13/2014 5:44:00 PM
Star Trek (1989-1996) 21 1 0 Despite the fact that this plot has been done to death, the twists and turns make this conclusion really pop. I actually like it. Not the best ever do...
by bobashep on 10/13/2014 5:40:00 PM
Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special 1 1 0 A retelling of the classic story “The Monkey’s Paw.” The storyteller goes on to tell the story of Sal. Sal has come into possession of the paw...
by bobashep on 10/11/2014 11:07:00 PM
The Best of Judge Dredd 1 0 What you will not get in this book are complete stories. On no less than 3 occasions, the action end with a ‘to be continued’ and a tiny blurb tha...
by bobashep on 10/11/2014 11:04:00 PM
Wytches (2014-Present) 1 1 0 perfect beginning to a great horror story which is writer Scott Snyder's best type of writing. Jock on art adds to the mood and brings his amazing tal...
by mindtrickdmedia on 10/11/2014 2:12:00 AM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 6 1 0 This tale was expertly crafted. There are lots of great ‘easter egg’ moments. The art is superb although, I am not a fan of this issue’s cover. ...
by bobashep on 10/9/2014 9:17:00 PM
Marvel Preview (1975-1981) 7 1 0 1st appearance of Rocket Raccoon! Whoa!
by Masked Marvel on 10/8/2014 11:58:00 PM
New Avengers (2013-Present) HC Vol 3 1 0 While you still need to read Infinity to reason understand and appreciate what’s going on here, but the third volume of New Avengers is a much easie...
by bobashep on 10/8/2014 6:50:00 PM
New Avengers (2013-Present) HC Vol 2 1 0 Usually when DC or Marvel has a big sweeping epic like Infinity or Secret Wars, the publisher in an attempt to cash in, will tie-in as many titles as ...
by bobashep on 10/7/2014 5:42:00 PM
Deadpool (2012-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 I’m completely hooked on Deadpool now! I hope to find more of his stuff very soon. I want it all- back issues, tees, action figures, the Deadpool An...
by bobashep on 10/5/2014 12:10:00 AM
Bongo Comics Free-for-All! (FCBD) 2014 1 0 Bongo Comics always does a superior job with their Free Comic Book Day selections. Bongo owns the licenses to the Matt Groening properties so every ye...
by bobashep on 10/4/2014 10:32:00 AM
Boy Commandos (1973) 2 1 0 Sadly, Boy Commandos only lasted 2 issues in its ‘revival.’ Years later, DC did finally reprint most of the Boy Commandos stories in a premium har...
by bobashep on 10/4/2014 10:04:00 AM
Axe Cop (2012) One-Shot 1 0 I first learned of Axe Cop about 3 years ago. I feel in love with the back story and thought that this insanity was shear brilliance. Last year, Axe C...
by bobashep on 10/3/2014 11:22:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 5 1 0 The ending has a unique twist and I like twist endings. But I also like really good art. So, if your artwork can’t help me distinguish who’s who a...
by bobashep on 10/2/2014 7:15:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 4 1 0 while I applaud the use of William Messner-Loebs as the writer of this 2-parter, the other big name that I am use to is nowhere to be found. That pers...
by bobashep on 10/2/2014 7:13:00 PM
Adventure Comics (1938-1983) 465 1 0 Not all comics are created with the same love and attention that it deserves. This 1979 Adventure Comic is a gigantic flop! Yes, I have said how 80 an...
by bobashep on 10/1/2014 8:57:00 PM
Snake Eyes: Declassified 1 1 0 The art was good but the story was a little hard to follow and the script was a little clunky and forced. Overall a good telling of the origin story w...
by Gatorray on 10/1/2014 8:21:00 PM
Peacemaker (1967) 1 1 0 I am so glad I didn’t pay more than a buck for this. It’s lame. Why DC decided they wanted the property is beyond me. I thought Peacemaker was the...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 7:09:00 PM
Space Ark 1 1 0 About the only thing going for it is the art. It’s very clean and expressive. The creators of this series Ken Mitchroney and Mark Cantrell cite Bob ...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 6:50:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page 1 1 0 With Chronos as your guide, prepare to see the Spectre ease the conscious of a guilt-ridden survivor of the Titanic, thrill with Adam Strange as he te...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 6:23:00 PM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull TP 2 0 Like many other comics adaptations, this one leaves out quite a bit of relevant information. This one doesn’t even have director’s cut scenes, Wha...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 3:15:00 PM
Justice League of America: Another Nail TP 1 0 Now that Superman has finally come, the DCU faces its first crisis. A real page turner here! Honest. There are some great cameos by the Doom Patrol, P...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 3:14:00 PM
Star Trek (1989-1996) 19 1 0 After about a half dozen of really poor stories, ST finally hits a winner. Kirk finds himself having to write a eulogy for a ‘red shirt’ who died...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 3:09:00 PM
Star Trek (1989-1996) 20 1 0 Trek fans, you’ve seen this issue before! Away team goes down to a planet. It’s in peril and about to blow up at any minute. The inhabitants don...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 3:09:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 3 1 0 The final climax between the Man of Steel and the Humanite is epic. I don’t want to spoil what happens but it’s awesome. I thought the entire issu...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 2:56:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 2 1 0 I really enjoyed this second issue. The duo of the security guard and Superman is a team-up that I’ve never really seen before. At least involving t...
by bobashep on 9/30/2014 2:55:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 1 1 0 I liked this premier issue. It starts a little slow, but it shows Luthor as his worse and Superman at his very best saving the citizens of Metropolis ...
by bobashep on 9/29/2014 10:53:00 PM
Weird Science-Fantasy Annual (1994-1995) TP Vol 2 1 0 I’m not so much a fan of this treasury of later day EC reprints. But for their historical value, this collection is priceless. You can see through v...
by bobashep on 9/27/2014 8:39:00 PM
Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy 1 0 I normally like photo-comics (or picto-comics) but I’ve not been a fan of the Marvel Universe books because they are essentially the entire episode ...
by bobashep on 9/26/2014 11:09:00 PM
Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie: Futures End 1 1 0 An improvement for this series, which has previously been a little boring. This issue turns up the action somewhat. And the art gains some movement co...
by Icarus27k on 9/26/2014 10:01:00 PM
Harley Quinn: Futures End 1 2 0 A great addition to both Futures End Month and the New 52 "Harley Quinn" title. A funny and entertaining read in the comical style that has made the t...
by Icarus27k on 9/26/2014 9:50:00 PM
Catwoman: Futures End 1 2 0 Another Futures End Month issue that weirdly has nothing to do with the solicitation or 3D cover, a likely result of last minute story changes, and si...
by Icarus27k on 9/26/2014 9:43:00 PM
Booster Gold: Futures End 1 1 0 A monumental, if confusing, issue for the New 52 and DC. The reader gets a good idea what's going on here and why it's so important, but it gets some ...
by Icarus27k on 9/26/2014 8:06:00 PM
Detective Comics #27 Special Edition (2014) 1 3 0 Free Batman Day reprints of three excellent Batman stories including Bats' timeless first appearance from 1939. A great collectors item.
by Icarus27k on 9/26/2014 7:50:00 PM
Batman: The Widening Gyre TP 1 0 You can definitely tell how Kevin and Walt are fanboys, love the use of the '89 batmobile and all the flashbacks with the different era of costumes. A...
by mgiger on 9/26/2014 1:36:00 AM
Vault of Horror (1992-1999) 22 1 0 This issue reprints Vault of Horror #33. It’s a favorite of mine and a spooky classic.
by bobashep on 9/25/2014 5:41:00 PM
Catwoman: Futures End 1 2 0 We are used to Selina flipping around, stealing stuff, and making Bats crazy. This issue shows us a side of Catwoman that we don't get to see very of...
by MidnightMalice on 9/25/2014 3:15:00 AM
Harley Quinn: Futures End 1 2 0 Just picked this up today, and wasn't expecting all that much. Most One-Shots are way too short of a story to get any kind of invested in. I was ple...
by MidnightMalice on 9/25/2014 2:33:00 AM
Star Trek (1989-1996) 17 1 0 Anytime the Klingons are involved, it’s a great story. So, to have Kirk and crew teamed up with the Klingons should be an instant classic. There are...
by bobashep on 9/24/2014 5:45:00 PM
Star Trek (1989-1996) 18 1 0 What is wrong with this series? DC’s first Trek series was excellent. This second series just can’t cut it! I’m starting to get a little tired w...
by bobashep on 9/24/2014 5:45:00 PM
Two-Fisted Tales (1992-1998) 9 1 0 Hardly a gory comic, yes the spoils of war are real and they’re not downplayed. But EC didn’t hype the trauma for dramatic effect like in their ot...
by bobashep on 9/24/2014 5:31:00 PM
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso 1 1 0 Even with all that’s happening in his personal life, Sakai manages to churn out fantastic plots and characterizations in the world of the rabbit bod...
by romevi on 9/24/2014 3:56:00 PM
Tales from the Crypt (1991-1992) 2 1 0 This doubled sized reprint from Russ Cochran contains issue #34 of Crypt and Crime Suspenstories #15.
by bobashep on 9/23/2014 6:08:00 PM
New Suicide Squad: Futures End 1 1 0 If you read this after reading the solicitation, you are completely stumped. "Amanda Waller's covert war against the United States reaches the boiling...
by Icarus27k on 9/23/2014 2:51:00 PM
Sonic the Hedgehog (FCBD) 2009 1 0 I was skeptic about reading this, and haven’t done so until recently. I heard many negative things about the Sonic fan base, but there were some thi...
by romevi on 9/23/2014 1:03:00 PM
Batman: Arkham Unhinged (2012-2014) HC Vol 4 1 0 The final issues in this series are defiantly are not the best. It should have use more Scarecrow to help show the gateway into Arkham Knight
by mgiger on 9/22/2014 5:37:00 PM
Worlds' Finest: Futures End 1 1 0 An okay issue considering it's not very accommodating to people who haven't been reading the "Worlds' Finest" title. It helps a lot if you're caught u...
by Icarus27k on 9/22/2014 7:33:00 AM
Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End 1 1 0 Everything that makes Futures End Month good: a possible (not set in stone) future for the Phantom Stranger that is great, and one which any comic fan...
by Icarus27k on 9/22/2014 7:27:00 AM
Birds of Prey: Futures End 1 1 0 A perfect possible future issue for the Birds of Prey, especially Black Canary. The artwork is great, and the story is some of the best of Futures End...
by Icarus27k on 9/22/2014 5:07:00 AM
Swamp Thing: Futures End 1 1 0 Close to being a perfect issue of "Swamp Thing" that would satisfy any fan. It's only 32 pages, but there's a lot contained in here. The narrative is ...
by Icarus27k on 9/21/2014 11:50:00 PM
Green Lantern Corps: Futures End 1 1 0 An epic foretelling of Green Lantern John Stewart's possible future. Excellent art and a genuine celebration of the Green Lantern universe makes this ...
by Icarus27k on 9/21/2014 11:44:00 PM
Superboy: Futures End 1 1 0 The artwork is hideous, the story nonsensical, especially if you're new to recent developments in the New 52 "Superboy" title. I haven't read all of t...
by Icarus27k on 9/21/2014 8:02:00 PM
Frontline Combat (1951-1954) 3 1 0 FrontLine Combat showed the gritty face of war for what it was. It didn’t pull any punches. But unlike the crime and horror titles of EC, the war ti...
by bobashep on 9/21/2014 4:23:00 PM
Batman: Gates of Gotham TP 1 0 I loved how it showed the doubts of Dick being Batman. From the start he doesn't believe in himself and then by the end of it he feels a lot more conf...
by mgiger on 9/20/2014 9:11:00 PM
Batgirl: Futures End 1 1 0 What a spectacular last issue for Gail Simone on the New 52 Batgirl. It's almost a perfect comic in every way. Barbara Gordon as Bete Noire is awesome...
by Icarus27k on 9/20/2014 7:03:00 PM
Grayson: Futures End 1 1 0 The story has some strong points and some weaknesses. Grayson finding himself fighting for the Russian government and his conflict with the Beast of t...
by Icarus27k on 9/20/2014 4:10:00 PM
Aquaman: Futures End 1 1 0 Everything you would expect from the outstanding New 52 "Aquaman" title: impressive art and dramatic story. It does get a point knocked off from its g...
by Icarus27k on 9/20/2014 3:59:00 PM
Action Comics: Futures End 1 1 0 Decent artwork, and an engaging story. There are somewhat strange happenings in this issue, but it fits right in with the Superman universe in general...
by Icarus27k on 9/20/2014 3:51:00 PM
All-New X-Men (2013-Present) HC Vol 2 1 0 The book ends with a cliffhanger of someone unexpected saying yes to the offer. If you read Uncanny X-Men, you’ll already know who accepts. I won’...
by bobashep on 9/20/2014 9:37:00 AM
Blade (2002) 1 1 0 A great beginning to an amazing story. Really shows how Blade yearns to be human.
by mgiger on 9/19/2014 12:48:00 PM
Deadpool (2012-Present) Bi-Annual 1 1 0 Needed some Heavy Metal! Perhaps they are saving that clash for the next awesome team-up.
by mbach on 9/19/2014 7:34:00 AM
Batman (2011-Present) 34 1 0 A decent, apparently minimalist Batman story in the tradition of Batman as the "World's Greatest Detective". You can look at it as a self-contained is...
by Icarus27k on 9/18/2014 10:53:00 PM
Multiversity (2014-Present) 1 1 0 Almost instantly impressive and unique, it engages you more than most new comics today. You also get the sense from this introductory issue that we ar...
by Icarus27k on 9/18/2014 10:46:00 PM
Next, The 6 1 0 To my knowledge, this is the only appearance of the Next. It’s the only comic to star them and I am pretty sure that’s it. There’s a very good r...
by bobashep on 9/18/2014 6:34:00 PM
Next, The 5 1 0 As the Next keep one step ahead of Sion, the Oblivion Shadow continues to grow, further threatening all of time and space. If there is any chance of b...
by bobashep on 9/17/2014 9:36:00 PM
Next, The 4 1 0 The inter-dimensional bounty hunter Sion has finally found his prey. Coming to the Next’s rescue is Superman. But how can the Man of Steel defeat so...
by bobashep on 9/17/2014 9:34:00 PM
NFL SuperPro (1991-1992) 1 1 0 Instead of considering Superpro the worst comic of all-time, I see this as the Plan 9 from Outer Space of comic books. I paid a buck for this in a bar...
by bobashep on 9/16/2014 6:41:00 PM
Spirit: The Origin Years 4 1 0 The stories themselves are entertaining. First up is a patriotic WWII era morality play between two orphans: one who chooses to fool good and one who ...
by bobashep on 9/16/2014 6:37:00 PM
Spirit: The Origin Years 6 1 0 Once again, I read a controversial comic book. But, I still consider it worth reading because I feel the best way to learn who we are is to examine wh...
by bobashep on 9/16/2014 6:37:00 PM
Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995-1997) Annual 1996 1 0 The only complaint I have about this comic is that Mike Allred doesn’t do all of the art. I just love his thick inked style and the color palette us...
by bobashep on 9/16/2014 6:33:00 PM
Next, The 3 1 0 One of the Next is known for being a brain and uses a lot of technical jargon to get his point across. He’s basically Reed Richards, only I can unde...
by bobashep on 9/16/2014 6:19:00 PM
Detective Comics (2011-Present) HC Vol 4 1 0 In my opinion this volume is how Detective Comics should be. These issues harken back to the original days of this series where Batman was the lead fe...
by bobashep on 9/16/2014 5:55:00 PM
Daredevil: End of Days (2012-2013) HC 1 0 Aside from the last word of Murdock, there are a few other mysteries to be solved. I won’t mention those as to do so would reveal some spoilers. But...
by bobashep on 9/16/2014 5:22:00 PM
Elektra (2014-Present) 2 1 0 The artwork on this series is STUNNING! Absolutely amazing. Worth the price of admission just for that alone.
by jonervin26 on 9/16/2014 10:13:00 AM
Next, The 2 1 0 While Superman has his hands full with the space anomaly in earth’s orbit, the Next and their earth friend Monikka are experiencing fluctuations in ...
by bobashep on 9/15/2014 9:22:00 PM
Next, The 1 1 0 Issue 1 is the very first appearance the Next. So, there’s a ton of introduction and back story to be made. Most of the plot is devoted to explainin...
by bobashep on 9/15/2014 9:20:00 PM
Prometheus: Fire and Stone 1 1 0 I hope this picks up because I found it as contrived and problematic as the film it was based on.
by MikeJozic on 9/14/2014 1:12:00 AM
X-Files: Year Zero (2014) 1 1 0 Surprisingly good. Looking forward to seeing how this series develops.
by MikeJozic on 9/14/2014 1:09:00 AM
Itty Bitty Hellboy (2013) 1 1 0 Itty Bitty Hellboy is the brainchild of that dynamic duo of all-age friendly comics Art Baltazar and Franco. If you’ve read my blog regularly, you...
by bobashep on 9/12/2014 9:21:00 PM
Saga (2012-Present) 22 1 0 Fantastic new venture and the new plot line is coming into better form. We see the tragedy foreshadowed a few issues ago come into bloom here, as much...
by romevi on 9/12/2014 5:12:00 PM
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Enemy Unseen (2001) TP 1 0 All three stories were very good. But what surprised me was that I liked the Redjac story best! Wolf in the Fold is my all-time least favorite Origina...
by bobashep on 9/10/2014 10:42:00 PM
Daredevil (2011-2014) TP Vol 3 2 0 In this volume, Daredevil still has the hard drive that’s made every terrorist organization from Hydra to AIM froth at the mouth. Now with Spider-ma...
by bobashep on 9/10/2014 10:03:00 PM
Sarge Snorkel (1973-1976) 13 1 0 The book is filled mostly with 1-2 page comics. I’m assuming they were rejected from the Sunday paper. They weren’t awful- they just weren’t my ...
by bobashep on 9/10/2014 7:11:00 PM
Savage Dragon (1993-Present) 148 1 0 I had been getting more and more into comics when this issue came out, and that year was the first FCBD I attended. I remember Savage Dragon from my N...
by romevi on 9/9/2014 5:50:00 PM
Detective Comics #27 Special Edition (2014) 1 3 0 Fun to read the first appearance of Batman and to see a modern take on the same tale. Worth the $0!
by daftyduck on 9/9/2014 1:36:00 AM
Fatale (2012-2014) 24 1 0 Fatale will be missed, but they ended it right and it was a pleasure to read for the last few years.
by daftyduck on 9/9/2014 1:36:00 AM
Fade Out (2014-Present) 1 1 0 Looking forward to see more from this all star creative team.
by daftyduck on 9/9/2014 1:36:00 AM
Batman (2011-Present) 33 2 0 Zero Year lasted a little long, bit this was a fitting ending.
by daftyduck on 9/9/2014 1:36:00 AM
Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie (2014-Present) 1 2 0 An Interesting start to a new charecter. IM IN! The concept is strong eventhough the first couple pages were a bit of a slow burn.I have to give a few...
by TJP80 on 9/8/2014 2:27:00 AM
Justice League: The Nail 1 1 0 Imagine a world without Superman. Oh, don’t worry! He’s out there; he’s just never been discovered. In this Elseworld, meta-humans and aliens a...
by bobashep on 9/6/2014 9:28:00 AM
Justice League: The Nail 2 1 0 The book is great- but things go from bad to worse for the Justice League!!! Some alien presence is building up a disdain for meta-humans and the worl...
by bobashep on 9/6/2014 9:28:00 AM
Justice League: The Nail 3 1 0 The Nail comes to an end with an all-out battle against the biggest, baddest, most powerful enemy the Justice League as ever fought…Jimmy Olsen? I k...
by bobashep on 9/6/2014 9:28:00 AM