Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 5 1 0 So how do you solve a cliffhanger when you're involved in a massive explosion that's supposed to destroy an entire galaxy? You draft up a handy dandy ...
by bobashep on 5/27/2015 8:27:00 PM
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 3 1 0 Issue 3 is just as clever and funny as the previous two issues. But the big reveal at the end of this issue leaves me thinking that the writers tore a...
by bobashep on 5/26/2015 10:21:00 PM
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 2 1 0 The Tick has been named the captain for the earth contingent in this intergalactic competition. Along with the Tick is his time-displaced teammates in...
by bobashep on 5/25/2015 9:31:00 PM
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 1 1 0 Tick is plucked from the timeline by a powerful extraterrestrial race of beings. These aliens seek to pit different races and beings against each othe...
by bobashep on 5/25/2015 9:11:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 21 1 0 In hopes of bringing down a local gang, the Spirit impersonates their leader under the guise that he has recently been released from jail. But when Ch...
by bobashep on 5/24/2015 9:56:00 PM
Teen Titans Go! (2003-2008) 7 1 0 Starfire's sister Blackfire returns under the guise of spending some time together for some family bonding. Their time together involves Starfire tryi...
by bobashep on 5/23/2015 6:02:00 PM
Tick Omnibus (1990-1996) TP Vol 3 1 0 Issue #11 is the original story in which the epic Tick cartoon episode "The Tick Vs. The Tick" was based. Yep- it's the first appearance of Barry, the...
by bobashep on 5/22/2015 8:28:00 PM
Batman (2011-Present) 35 1 0 Perfect pitch Snyder/Capullo Batman, setting up what is sure to be an epic, energetic story arc.
by Icarus27k on 5/18/2015 9:09:00 AM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 38 1 0 The Traitor Trilogy ends with what might not have been the most well written or most well-drawn issue- but it sure was one of the most action packed i...
by bobashep on 5/14/2015 10:05:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 37 1 0 This issue was a very good opening chapter into the final phase of the Traitor Trilogy. The art was very good and the story itself was excellent. I on...
by bobashep on 5/13/2015 9:12:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 36 1 0 This story ends with a blurb that continues this story in the pages of Spectre #1. Normally, this would tick me off but the ending of the story didn't...
by bobashep on 5/12/2015 10:34:00 PM
Attack on Titan (2012-Present) GN Vol 1 2 0 Intense, beautiful, bloody, awesome.
by Toad on 5/12/2015 3:12:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 34 1 0 This issue just wasn't my cup of tea. The art was fair. The coloring was bland. As for the story itself, it seemed stuck in neutral. Why this story ne...
by bobashep on 5/11/2015 8:47:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 33 1 0 This story takes place just after Hal Jordan became the Spectre. Riddled with guilt over the actions he committed as Parallax, Jordan seeks to redeem ...
by bobashep on 5/10/2015 9:37:00 PM
Detective Comics (2011-Present) 29 1 0 It's disappointing that what started out early on as a Batman story with great promise (Gothtopia) turned out to be an average Batman vs. Scarecrow pl...
by Icarus27k on 5/1/2015 11:26:00 PM
Catwoman (2011-Present) 27 1 0 A good attempt to expand on the "Gothtopia" arc, but like so many Nocenti-written stories at DC, it has a disjointed execution. It's straightforward a...
by Icarus27k on 4/30/2015 11:43:00 PM
Birds of Prey (2011-2014) 27 1 0 Listed as a tie-in to the "Gothopia" arc going on throughout the Bat books, it is only that in a slight sense. This issue mostly deals with the closin...
by Icarus27k on 4/30/2015 11:34:00 PM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 27 2 0 One of the best tie-ins to the "Gothtopia" arc. The artwork is good, and the story takes some genuinely surprising twists and turns. The solicitation ...
by Icarus27k on 4/30/2015 11:26:00 PM
Batwing (2011-2014) 27 1 0 A nice tie-in to the "Gothtopia" arc running throughout the Bat books. As tie-ins often do, this issue takes a detour from the main story of the arc t...
by Icarus27k on 4/30/2015 11:19:00 PM
Detective Comics (2011-Present) 28 1 0 This is the second of three "Detective Comics" issues that cover the main "Gothopia" arc. I love the first installment (contained as one of many stori...
by Icarus27k on 4/30/2015 11:07:00 PM
Avengers (2010-2012) HC Vol 4 1 0 The Phoenix force is back and it's heading to earth. The X-Men feel that this is a sign of the restoration of mutant race decimated by the Scarlett Wi...
by bobashep on 4/29/2015 8:47:00 PM
Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego (2014) 1 1 0 One of the best things about the New 52 "Harley Quinn" title is its comedic realism. Harley living in a regular apartment on a regular city block, Har...
by Icarus27k on 4/28/2015 9:49:00 PM
Star Trek: The Key Collection (2004-2006) TP Vol 4 1 0 The art was of near superior quality for a Silver Age licensed work. Most comics based on live action shows contained artwork to looked nowhere near t...
by bobashep on 4/28/2015 6:15:00 PM
Teen Titans: Futures End (2014) 1 1 0 The best thing this issue has going for it is all the new characters joining up to form a new Teen Titans in a possible future, but even that has some...
by Icarus27k on 4/28/2015 5:37:00 PM
Action Comics (2011-Present) 30 1 0 An unexceptional story about some ghost villains, their fight with Superman, and their reasons for fighting him. That's all fine and good, but the exp...
by Icarus27k on 4/28/2015 1:23:00 AM
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents - Superman Team-Ups (2009-2013) TP Vol 1 1 0 The team-up comic is one of those things that polarize fans. Some reminisce fondly at the thrill of seeing their favorite heroes and villains team-up ...
by bobashep on 4/27/2015 6:25:00 PM
Batman/Superman (2013-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 This story took a little while to build up steam. That's mostly because the New God sprite Kaiyo has all four heroes switching places from world to wo...
by bobashep on 4/22/2015 8:39:00 PM
Avengers (2010-2012) TP Vol 3 1 0 From the pages of New Avengers, the Captain Steve Rogers lead Avengers have reassembled with a new lineup in hopes of taking Norman Osborn and HAMMER ...
by bobashep on 4/19/2015 8:41:00 PM
Superman Family Adventures (2012-2013) 10 1 0 Superman in an attempt to reunite his mother and father accidently frees General Zod and family from the Phantom Zone. Zod's got revenge on his mind a...
by bobashep on 4/19/2015 8:37:00 PM
Scratch 9 (FCBD) 2014 1 0 In this free comic from 2014, creator Rob Worley presents us with the first chapter of the latest Scratch 9 series 'Cat of Nine Worlds.' In this chap...
by bobashep on 4/17/2015 9:33:00 PM
Firestorm (1978) 5 1 0 In this supersized issue, not only does the Nuclear Man battle the menacing Hyena (and fail miserably), he's reunited with his most deadly foe- Multip...
by bobashep on 4/14/2015 8:45:00 PM
She-Hulk (2014-2015) TP Vol 1 1 0 I love She-Hulk and this collection of Marvel NOW! issues written by Charles Soule builds upon the quirky nature of the past She-Hulk series crafted b...
by bobashep on 4/13/2015 6:02:00 PM
Jem and the Holograms (2015-Present) 1 1 0 An amazing update to the 80's cartoon. The writing and art are done tastefully and mature. Perfect first issue for new comic readers as well as older ...
by Denimjedi on 4/9/2015 5:48:00 PM
Action Comics (2011-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 This is not your dad's Superman. This isn't even your Superman. However, writer Grant Morrison did a pretty good job crafting a new Superman that buil...
by bobashep on 4/8/2015 6:43:00 PM
Daredevil (2014-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Daredevil is back with an all-new series, an all-new city, and an all-new law partner. After being disbarred in New York, Matt Murdock must move back ...
by bobashep on 4/7/2015 6:28:00 PM
Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn (2012) HC 1 0 The Dark Knight is dead. Long live Batman and Robin. In the wake of the attack by Dr. Hurt and The Club of Villains in Batman R.I.P., Bruce Wayne's pr...
by akguy613 on 4/7/2015 2:04:00 AM
Absolute Batman Incorporated (2014) HC 1 0 Do you like Batman? Grant Morrison? Done and done. Unsure? This is a gorgeous oversized collection of the final 20 plus issues of Morrison's multi-yea...
by akguy613 on 4/6/2015 9:31:00 AM
Descender (2015-Present) 1 2 0 Amazing stuff...
by Chrestfelt on 4/6/2015 8:24:00 AM
New Avengers (2010-2013) HC Vol 5 1 0 The final volume of the New Avengers was a page turner. It had that comedic chemistry that many Avengers squads are missing. It had incredible moments...
by bobashep on 4/5/2015 9:08:00 PM
Sesame Street/Strawberry Shortcake (FCBD 2013) 1 3 0 On the Strawberry Shortcake side, we get three stories that were charming. The only thing missing were the fruity smells that the dolls were known for...
by bobashep on 4/3/2015 9:02:00 PM
Nightworld (2014) 1 1 0 The sheer beauty of exquisite madness! This book just rocks on so many levels, visually it is Kirbyesque with shades of Colan fused into an innovative...
by mrp on 4/2/2015 4:02:00 AM
Batman (MEX) (1954-1985) 673 1 0 "Fugitive From the Stars!" The Krush, alien manhunters, come to Earth in search of a woman who is a fugitive from their planet. At first, Superman ...
by Abinsur on 4/1/2015 8:02:00 PM
Thor: God of Thunder (2012-2014) HC Vol 4 1 0 The days of Asgard on earth are numbered when Roxxon declares war on Thor after he assists SHIELD in shutting down one of the corporation's illegal op...
by bobashep on 3/30/2015 9:02:00 PM
Firestorm (1978) 4 1 0 There's a new hero in the Big Apple. Dressed as a Hyena ( as well as named), and just as fierce, this vigilante seems to have a vendetta against organ...
by bobashep on 3/29/2015 9:17:00 PM
Earthling! (2012) GN 1 0 Earthling! is a great book that I am very glad I found. The writing/ art team of Mark Fearing and Tim Rummel had a quality similar to that of the grea...
by bobashep on 3/27/2015 5:45:00 PM
Firestorm (1978) 3 1 0 It's never quite explained why getting stuck in a giant freezer turns Killer Frost into a 70s version of Elsa from Frozen instead of a dormant version...
by bobashep on 3/25/2015 10:12:00 PM
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015-Present) 3 1 0 A short and dull issue. Obviously setting up events for the next issue , which has to happen, but not very engaging. A poorly attempted take off of an...
by TheGhostWhoRocks on 3/25/2015 2:32:00 PM
Firestorm (1978) 2 1 0 In this issue, along with meeting the Man of Tomorrow, Firestorm meets his first arch enemy- Multiplex. During the explosion that turned Ronnie Raymon...
by bobashep on 3/24/2015 9:33:00 PM
Firestorm (1978) 1 1 0 A pretty good opening act. The cover was great and the art inside was awesome. But with a story by Gerry Conway, who co-created the character of Fires...
by bobashep on 3/23/2015 9:04:00 PM
Casper the Friendly Ghost's Dental Health Activity Book 0 1 0 Drawn in stark black and white, it stars Casper the Friendly Ghost, his ghoulish brothers, and some other guests. Filled with your standard activities...
by bobashep on 3/17/2015 9:35:00 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 'Angela' sees the end of Iron Man's tenure with the team. But I suspect that with the appearance of the assassin of Asgard, the Guardians are going to...
by bobashep on 3/16/2015 8:31:00 PM
Fairest (2012-2015) TP Vol 4 1 0 An exciting journey that reveals the secrets behind Cinderella's magic night at Prince Charming's castle. But I'm not sure why Cinderella is featured...
by bobashep on 3/15/2015 6:55:00 PM
Uncanny X-Men (2013-Present) 31 1 0 Great issue! Sidenote: cover is completely unrelated to the story. Havok is not in the comic.
by navik on 3/14/2015 6:09:00 PM
Owly (2004-2008) GN Vol 4 1 0 Owly is a character that your aspiring comic book collector needs to meet. He's fun, sweet, and good friend to all. In this day and age, it's really h...
by bobashep on 3/13/2015 9:41:00 PM
Shadow Hero (2014) GN 1 0 Usually, reboots are unneeded at best and ultimately despised by readers and fans. There are a few exceptions like Frank Miller's Batman: Year One and...
by bobashep on 3/12/2015 6:53:00 PM
Descender (2015-Present) 1 2 0 I bought the Declan Shalvey variant cover issue, which isn't listed here, and loved it...
by Chrestfelt on 3/11/2015 10:07:00 PM
Marvel Adventures: Hulk (2007-2008) 11 1 0 One again, Marvel crafted another all-ages classic in their Marvel Adventures line. It was fun and funny and full of action and adventure. The art was...
by bobashep on 3/11/2015 8:35:00 PM
Krusty Comics 1 1 0 Bongo Comics usually does a super job on their multitude of Simpsons titles. This is the exception to the rule. In this premier issue that stars Krust...
by bobashep on 3/10/2015 6:32:00 PM
Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc One-Shot 1 0 This volume of Joker's Asylum was one of my favorites in the entire series (though I still have a few left to collect and read.) The storytelling of M...
by bobashep on 3/9/2015 6:24:00 PM
Joker's Asylum II: Mad Hatter One-Shot 1 0 This series can do better.
by bobashep on 3/9/2015 6:06:00 PM
Batman '66 (2013-Present) HC Vol 2 1 0 A snakebit millionaire, the Joker downsizes his gang, an evil cousin from across the pond, time-travelling hijinx with King Tut, a frozen summer in Go...
by bobashep on 3/7/2015 10:17:00 PM
Green Arrow (2011-Present) 40 1 0 The conclusion to this story really seemed rushed. It almost seemed like Batman and Arsenal were thrown in there to just be drawn in.
by mgiger on 3/6/2015 9:54:00 PM
Harlem Hellfighters (2014) GN 1 0 This book was powerful stuff and it was gory. From the beatings in the South to the entrail shredding power of the German artillery shells called 'Jac...
by bobashep on 3/4/2015 9:03:00 PM
Aces High (1999) 1 1 0 While stories about the bi-planes of the War to End All Wars would've made for some interesting additions to EC's previous war titles such as 'Two-Fis...
by bobashep on 3/2/2015 8:33:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (1999-2014) 36 2 0 Beautiful, done with respect.
by mustbethursday on 3/2/2015 11:02:00 AM
Mind the Gap (2012-Present) 1 2 0 I thought this was a fantastic start to a series.
by tzecco on 2/27/2015 11:22:00 PM
Star Wars: The Protocol Offensive (1997) GN 1 0 This original Dark Horse Comics graphic novel from 1997 is co-written by the expert on protocol himself, C-3PO- Anthony Daniels. 'The Protocol Offensi...
by bobashep on 2/26/2015 9:19:00 PM
Forever Evil (2013-2014) HC 1 0 When the Secret Society escapes earth-3 from a universe destroying entity, they arrive on earth-prime. Immediately they incapacitate the Justice Leagu...
by bobashep on 2/25/2015 8:56:00 PM
Wake (2013-2014) HC 1 0 I completely enjoyed this title, but the first act was my favorite. It was like Aliens meet the Abyss with some Peter Benchley thrown in for good meas...
by bobashep on 2/25/2015 8:54:00 PM
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (2014) HC 1 0 There's so much going on in this graphic novel that I fear giving away too much. The quest has a major impact on the forthcoming Secret Wars reboot to...
by bobashep on 2/25/2015 8:49:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 4 1 0 Thanks to Amy's meddling, the timeline has been changed. Now, Jack the Ripper's reign of terror is no longer limited to 5 women. That means that no wo...
by bobashep on 2/22/2015 4:05:00 PM
Toxic Crusaders (1992) 4 1 0 The comic book (and cartoon) wouldn't be so bad if its target audience wasn't children under the age of 13. This series would be very popular if it ...
by bobashep on 2/20/2015 5:42:00 PM
New Avengers (2013-2015) HC Vol 4 1 0 The crack in the foundation of the Illuminati reaches it's breaking point when their world killer device is finally put to the test. Racked by guilt, ...
by bobashep on 2/19/2015 4:30:00 PM
Age of Ultron (2013) HC 1 0 The events that occur in this miniseries are the spark that lights the fire of the death of the multiverse. With the upcoming 'Secret Wars' series tha...
by bobashep on 2/17/2015 1:23:00 PM
Quantum Leap (1991-1993) 13 1 0 Sam ends up on a UFO as little green man. His mission is to save a couple who've been abducted for experimentation and to prevent their deaths. ...
by bobashep on 2/16/2015 2:46:00 PM
Supergirl Giveaway Honda Special (1984) 1 2 0 This comic was a giveaway to school children in 1984. Published by DC Comics in cooperation with American Honda and the US Department of Transportatio...
by bobashep on 2/16/2015 2:39:00 PM
Madman: Atomic Comics! TP Vol 1 1 0 Once Madman saves the day, don't expect a happy ending as this victory comes at a price that will result in more than one death and cause two heroes t...
by bobashep on 2/14/2015 6:42:00 PM
Down. Set. Fight! (2014) GN 1 0 This 2014 romp is like an Elmore Leonard novel on steroids. With angry jocks, even angrier mascots and a host of questionable scumbags and bookies, it...
by bobashep on 2/11/2015 8:01:00 PM
X-Men vs. Dracula (1993) 1 1 0 It's a good story. However, the plot relies on the reader being very familiar with the 1970s Tomb of Dracula series of which I am not. Plus it's more ...
by bobashep on 2/9/2015 8:39:00 PM
Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Complete Collection (2013) TP 1 0 This collection includes the first appearances of Rocket and Groot along with the Rocket Raccoon 4-issue miniseries, the Annihilators mini and a short...
by bobashep on 2/9/2015 4:51:00 PM
Batman (2011-Present) HC Vol 5 1 0 Zero Year started off perfectly. The first act was nearly flawless. Act Two was very clever and it featured the Caped Crusader solving a murder myster...
by bobashep on 2/8/2015 6:17:00 PM
Nightwing (2011-2014) 19 1 0 A so-so story setting up a conflict with an unimpressive, and somewhat boring, antagonist. Also, Brett Booth's artwork is out of place for a Nightwing...
by Icarus27k on 2/7/2015 2:24:00 PM
Nightwing (2011-2014) 18 1 0 This is one of several DC comic books that came out in spring 2013 labeled "Requiem". These are mostly Bat Family books showing the aftermath of the d...
by Icarus27k on 2/7/2015 2:11:00 PM
Goon (2003-2013) TP Vol 13 1 0 I had waited a long time for the next volume of the Goon to pop up at my local library. Too long! But sadly, my wait wasn't quite worth it. Hopefully...
by bobashep on 2/3/2015 9:43:00 PM
Tiny Titans (2008-2012) 5 1 0 It's another great issue by Franco and Baltazar. It was very fun and very funny. The best story involved Robin, Batgirl, and a penguin filling in ...
by bobashep on 2/3/2015 8:42:00 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013-Present) 0.1 4 0 This version is probably the best version of Star Lords origin story. It is rather simmilar to the second version of the origin story it also removes ...
by SorryImEnglish on 1/31/2015 4:49:00 PM
Mega Man (2011-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 This volume, collecting issues 1 to 4, was basically a retelling of the first games story with many added details. Since almost everyone knows megaman...
by SorryImEnglish on 1/31/2015 4:22:00 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 This was a very unique spin on the Guardians of the Galaxy. The story about how Peter's father J'son has made a new law saying no one can interfere wi...
by SorryImEnglish on 1/31/2015 4:04:00 PM
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 6 1 0 The cover says that the Four Horsemen have been defeated by the combined might of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and the rest of the superhero commun...
by bobashep on 1/29/2015 8:42:00 PM
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 5 1 0 This is an action-filled issue. Worth Consuming but man do I have questions.
by bobashep on 1/28/2015 9:19:00 PM
Captain America (2012-2014) HC Vol 5 1 0 With the Super Soldier serum removed from his body, Steve Rogers rapidly aged to a man of 70. No longer able to wield the shield, Rogers will have to ...
by bobashep on 1/28/2015 8:56:00 PM
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 4 1 0 Wonder Woman fights off Pestilence from destroying Oolong Island. But the real villain might be fortified within the villainous barricades. Mea...
by bobashep on 1/27/2015 9:10:00 PM
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 2 1 0 This second chapter was a little more fun than the opening servo. I liked the undead rising element and the Four Horsemen as a group seem to be an int...
by bobashep on 1/27/2015 8:51:00 PM
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 3 1 0 The action ramps up to 11 in this issue. So far, it's the best issue. The art is still stunning but finally, the storyline matches the artwork in term...
by bobashep on 1/27/2015 8:50:00 PM
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 1 1 0 I read 52 several years ago and I've actually forgotten much of what happened involving this island commune for super villains sub-plot. I seem to rem...
by bobashep on 1/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Kabuki: Fear the Reaper 1 1 0 FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE KABUKI BY DAVID MACK
by Masked Marvel on 1/24/2015 1:06:00 AM
Power Man and Iron Fist (1978-1986) 84 1 0 4th appearance of Sabertooth!
by Masked Marvel on 1/24/2015 12:24:00 AM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 3 1 0 Another great issue by IDW. The art is very good, but the real reason for reading this book is the excellent storytelling. One of the things that make...
by bobashep on 1/22/2015 9:57:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 2 1 0 This opening chapter was very well written. The staff at IDW captured the colloquialisms of the characters quite well. It was funny and exciting. The ...
by bobashep on 1/21/2015 9:23:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 32 1 0 A very satisfying ending to a very good Wonder Woman story. It featuring some great art, sexy covers, and some great plot twists and surprises.
by bobashep on 1/20/2015 9:43:00 PM