Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Iron Man: Fatal Frontier (2014) HC 1 0 This is the first print volume of Marvel's new Infinite Comics! line. Infinite Comics are digital series that are canon to the Marvel Universe but are...
by bobashep on 7/1/2015 9:12:00 PM
Jack Kirby's Fourth World (2001) TP 1 0 nother Kirby triumph. Though the Furies start dropping from the scene by story #4 and it's not explained why. But some other odds and ends left unreso...
by bobashep on 6/30/2015 9:22:00 PM
Jack Kirby's Mister Miracle (1998) TP 1 0 A beloved treasury that is worth every penny- if you can find it. A little goofy, a little odd, but a whole lot of fun and adventure.
by bobashep on 6/28/2015 8:35:00 PM
Old Man Logan (2015) 1 2 0 Great first issue. Reading the first Old Man Logan helped as they make many references to it, but is does stand on it's own. I don't read any of the ...
by Mystic Marvels on 6/28/2015 12:59:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 32 1 0 Funny, exciting, and a little scary was this the final chapter of the story titled after the stolen rock, the Celtic Stone, and it was perfect. Former...
by bobashep on 6/27/2015 9:24:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 31 1 0 Mike Ploog, who actually worked on the Spirit with creator Will Eisner returns to the franchise in this two-parter titled 'The Celtic Stone.' You can ...
by bobashep on 6/27/2015 9:07:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 30 1 0 Central City is in the midst of a gang war between the Yakuza and Triad that operate out of the city's China Town. But as it's spilling out into the r...
by bobashep on 6/27/2015 8:29:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 28 1 0 Now, the story about the possible resurrection of Plaster of Paris was very good and entertaining. It just had nothing to do with the previous two cha...
by bobashep on 6/24/2015 9:22:00 PM
Nailbiter (2014-Present) 1 2 0 Just great!
by PitNoKit on 6/23/2015 10:08:00 AM
Sailor Twain or the Mermaid in the Hudson (2012) HC 1 0 Sailor Twain was engrossing. I was captured from just about the very beginning and I could not put this fantastic book down. The book is 400 pages, bu...
by bobashep on 6/22/2015 5:36:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 27 1 0 Chapter 2 of 'Choices' features a character named Lorelei Rox. She's a siren with an enchanting voice that at the right frequency she can control mind...
by bobashep on 6/21/2015 7:28:00 PM
Coyote (1983-1986) 11 1 0 Just wanted to add this is Todd McFarlane's first published pencil work. Pretty much a must-have for a McFarlane fan... as I am.
by Deepstroke on 6/19/2015 8:32:00 PM
Batman/Superman (2013-Present) HC Vol 2 1 0 Teaming with members of the Superman and Batman families, the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel are entered in a deadly tournament of champions. The...
by bobashep on 6/18/2015 8:13:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 26 1 0 Issue #26 kicks off a three-part story devoted to an integral part of the Spirit mythos- the femme fatales. The first dangerous doll featured is Dr. S...
by bobashep on 6/17/2015 5:50:00 PM
Batman Forever Movie Adaptation 2 1 0 For a comic book adaptation, it was actually pretty good. The story was faithful to the source material. The art was near photorealistic and the color...
by bobashep on 6/17/2015 5:12:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 25 1 0 I really loved this issue. One it involves the Octopus- the definitive archenemy of the Spirit. Two- it's a story with heart, brains, and humor. And t...
by bobashep on 6/16/2015 9:41:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 24 1 0 Bodies seem follow wherever the Spirit roams as the hero goes on a globetrotting adventure from the United States to the jungles of Cambodia to recove...
by bobashep on 6/15/2015 6:33:00 PM
Armor (1985-1992) 1 1 0 Solid first appearance. Muddy storyline after first issue made series hard to follow. No powers, just a 10 on the ass-kicking scale.
by Think On on 6/14/2015 11:19:00 PM
Revengers Featuring Megalith 1 1 0 One of my all time favourites. The series turned into a bit of a mess, but this book was an amazing piece of work. Art, writing, plot, character dev...
by Think On on 6/14/2015 11:15:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 23 1 0 Commissioner Dolan is pretty stressed and needs to relax. So his daughter Ellen and the Spirit take him out to a Dude Ranch for a much needed R & R. B...
by bobashep on 6/14/2015 10:17:00 PM
Red Hood/Arsenal (2015-Present) 1 1 0 It's great whenever a comic you weren't expecting much out of surprises you and turns out to be good. Writer Scott Lobdell's previous work on "Red Hoo...
by Icarus27k on 6/12/2015 2:46:00 AM
Constantine: The Hellblazer (2015- Present) 1 1 0 Everything about this issue (the story, the art, the more mature subject matter) is an intentional attempt to get back to John Constantine as he was d...
by Icarus27k on 6/12/2015 2:21:00 AM
Harley Quinn (2013-Present) 17 1 0 The new Gang of Harleys are awesome characters, good additions to the DCU. The story is legitimately amusing and straightforward, and the artwork fits...
by Icarus27k on 6/12/2015 1:10:00 AM
Gotham Academy (2014-Present) 7 1 0 As a huge Damian Wayne fan, this issue had pretty much everything I like about the character. He's long past his early days of being a cold, calculati...
by Icarus27k on 6/11/2015 10:41:00 PM
Spirit (2007-2009) 22 1 0 When magicians begin popping up all over the city dead, it's up to the Spirit to solve the case and prevent a crime spree. Most of the stories in this...
by bobashep on 6/11/2015 9:42:00 PM
Batman (2011-Present) 40 1 0 This is it- the epic showdown between Batman and the Joker! Using the combined might of Gotham's superhero and villain community, Batman leads a...
by bobashep on 6/11/2015 8:06:00 PM
Secret Wars (2015-Present) 2 1 0 Issue 1 can be skipped completely. Start with issue 2 for a much more enjoyable experience.
by navik on 6/10/2015 9:10:00 PM
Old Man Logan (2015) 1 2 0 Wow. This exceeded all expectations I had for the comic. The great thing about this comic is that it stands wonderfully on its own outside of the "b...
by navik on 6/10/2015 9:08:00 PM
A-Force (2015) 1 1 0 Enjoyable battle world story. Great art helps too.
by navik on 6/10/2015 9:05:00 PM
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man (2014-2015) TP Vol 1 1 0 It's a new series and a new life for Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man. After the assault on Roxxon Corp. Miles has some new allies in the form o...
by bobashep on 6/10/2015 5:53:00 PM
Convergence: Harley Quinn (2015) 2 1 0 The positives: good artwork that fits the story; plenty of classic Harley Quinn one-liners, and the weird bringing together of characters from main un...
by Icarus27k on 6/10/2015 2:31:00 AM
Convergence: Harley Quinn (2015) 1 1 0 Pre-New 52 Harley Quinn being herself in all her harlequin-suited glory. She pretty much sustains the entire issue. There are some points knocked off ...
by Icarus27k on 6/10/2015 2:19:00 AM
Showcase Presents: Eclipso TP Vol 1 1 0 Eclipso is what we call a gimmick character as he and his alter-ego are powered and hindered by certain factors that must occur in order for the villa...
by bobashep on 6/9/2015 9:29:00 PM
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man (2011-2013) HC Vol 5 1 0 It's been a year since Miles Morales' epic fight with Venom and the conflict still haunts him as it left one parent dead and the other crippled. Vowin...
by bobashep on 6/8/2015 6:26:00 PM
Batman Beyond (2015- Present) 1 1 0 This issue looks to be the beginning of a positive development for the Batman Beyond universe while at the same time not really changing too much. Tha...
by Icarus27k on 6/8/2015 1:29:00 AM
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man (2011-2013) TP Vol 4 1 0 Believing Miles' father to be Spider-Man, Venom wages war on the Morales family. Sending mom and dad to the hospital, Miles must go on the attack or h...
by bobashep on 6/7/2015 9:54:00 PM
Secret Wars (2015-Present) 1 1 0 This issue was an unfortunate let-down for me. Despite years of them building up this story (via Avengers & New Avengers), I felt like the entire thi...
by navik on 6/7/2015 4:40:00 PM
Midnighter (2015- Present) 1 1 0 Good action and artwork. And great to see a title dedicated to Midnighter. I'm glad he's getting a starring role. All in all, this looks like the maki...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2015 12:57:00 AM
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (2006-Present) TP Vol 4 1 0 This collection reprints gems from the Olsen and Lane titles, ranging from 1959-1960, this book includes the first appearance of Jimmy as Giant Turtle...
by bobashep on 6/6/2015 10:09:00 PM
Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula GN 1 0 A very quick read, this book, published by First Second, is geared for those in grades 6-10. It teaches valuable lessons about delegating, honesty, an...
by bobashep on 6/5/2015 8:26:00 PM
Green Arrow (2011-Present) 41 1 0 This issue feels more like a psychological thriller novel than a Green Arrow comic (expected because the writer is more known for his short stories), ...
by Icarus27k on 6/5/2015 10:13:00 AM
Lobo (2014-Present) 7 1 0 I actually like the New 52 version of Lobo and think great things can be done with him. This issue is not an example of great things though. It's pret...
by Icarus27k on 6/5/2015 9:44:00 AM
Green Lantern (2011-Present) 41 1 0 A pretty average Green Lantern Hal Jordan tale, which will be continued in upcoming issues. Fortunately, even an average Jordan story is pretty accept...
by Icarus27k on 6/5/2015 1:55:00 AM
Action Comics (2011-Present) 41 1 0 Some critics might attack this because of its non-traditional portrayal of Superman. I am not one of them. The storyline itself has potential. What I ...
by Icarus27k on 6/5/2015 12:48:00 AM
Justice League (2011-Present) 41 1 0 Arguably, the best issue (so far) of "Justice League" (2011-present). Pretty much everything you want a Justice League comic to be: near flawless artw...
by Icarus27k on 6/4/2015 11:56:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 41 1 0 The final issue of this dynamic series ended with lots of time-bending action. I enjoyed seeing tanks and dinosaurs destroying a small town, but I wou...
by bobashep on 6/4/2015 10:09:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 40 1 0 A pretty good opening chapter. I've never really been a fan of the Atom, but I find the Time Pool stories to be quite entertaining. Also, I like...
by bobashep on 6/3/2015 8:57:00 PM
Convergence: Blue Beetle (2015-Present) 2 1 0 This second of two issues of "Covergence: Blue Beetle" is an improvement over the first because it contains all the positives of the previous issue (a...
by Icarus27k on 6/3/2015 2:00:00 AM
Convergence: Blue Beetle (2015-Present) 1 1 0 A fitting tribute to the DC Multiverse's Earth-4, consisting of the older versions of Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question (and even though not men...
by Icarus27k on 6/3/2015 1:49:00 AM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 39 1 0 A scientist discovers that his home planet is doomed to explode and launches his child into space to escape the coming holocaust. Sounds familiar? Wel...
by bobashep on 6/2/2015 9:16:00 PM
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 9 1 0 The last issue of Karma Tornado ends with not just a bang, but a whimper, and a scratch of the head. The Tick spends a quiet day at home in his...
by bobashep on 5/31/2015 9:50:00 PM
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 8 1 0 The Tick's impressive physique gets him discovered as the latest star of a 24-hour superhero channel on cable. But finding his niche might not be so e...
by bobashep on 5/30/2015 2:37:00 PM
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 7 1 0 Tick and Arthur come face to face with the head vampire who seeks to make the Tick his field general in a rat infested army of the undead. There's o...
by bobashep on 5/29/2015 10:39:00 PM
Fight Club 2 (2015-Present) 1 1 0 RIZE OR DIE!!! TYLER LIVES!!!
by Toybox Village on 5/29/2015 12:23:00 AM
Tick: Karma Tornado (1993-1995) 6 1 0 This wasn't my favorite story in terms of Karma Tornado and Tick stories in general. There were some funny moments, but I just don't consider this one...
by bobashep on 5/28/2015 9:41:00 PM
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