Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
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
Wonder Man (2007) TP 1 0 The best parts are the scenes that take place in the distant future. It’s a bleak outlook for planet Earth, with the only superhero remaining is Won...
by bobashep on 9/6/2014 9:26:00 AM
Superman Family Adventures (2012-2013) 4 1 0 The team of Art Baltazar and Franco continue to pump out instant classics like this one. I love how they created exciting new stories for kids that ar...
by bobashep on 9/6/2014 8:38:00 AM
Mekanix (2002-2003) 5 1 0 Kitty Pryde and her classmates have accepted the challenge of Purity, the mutant hate group and prepare for a debate over whether to allow mutants to ...
by bobashep on 9/4/2014 10:05:00 PM
Mekanix (2002-2003) 4 1 0 It took a while and I mean a good long while, but this series finally got good. I like Kitty’s angst and her clever methods of throwing the agents t...
by bobashep on 9/3/2014 7:05:00 PM
Classics Illustrated Deluxe (2007-Present) GN Vol 1 1 0 , I have no idea what the author was trying to get across as the main theme. In Moby Dick, the theme is obsession. In Peter Pan, the theme is not want...
by bobashep on 9/3/2014 6:22:00 PM
Batman Mitefall 1 1 0 The art doesn’t work. It’s too raw and childish. Although O’Neil’s art is a perfect fit in his work on “The League of Extraordinary Gentleme...
by bobashep on 9/3/2014 6:15:00 PM
Star Trek (1989-1996) 16 1 0 After the horror that was the last 3 issues, Peter David returns with a tale about the original crew. Sadly, this episode is too much like TOS episode...
by bobashep on 9/3/2014 6:12:00 PM
Mekanix (2002-2003) 1 1 0 The book starts off a little slow and it’s a little bit of an oddity for me. Published around 2002-03 this is probably the time period for comics th...
by bobashep on 9/2/2014 10:28:00 PM
Catwoman: The Movie & Other Cat Tales (2004) TP 1 0 Along with the movie adaptation, we get 3 stories of the actual Catwoman in action. All three are reprints from her 90s self-titled series and involve...
by bobashep on 9/2/2014 10:26:00 PM
NBC Saturday Morning Comics (1991) 1 1 0 The concept behind this comic was a clever ploy of marketing. I'm sure kids were delighted with this, even if they had to shell out a buck twenty-five...
by bobashep on 9/1/2014 8:49:00 PM
Sword of the Atom Special 3 1 0 At the end of this issue was a letter by some of the writers and editors of SOTA asking fans to write in for a permanent series based on Atom’s adve...
by bobashep on 8/30/2014 9:37:00 PM
Superman and Batman World's Funnest 1 1 0 This is one of my (new) all-time favorites. Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite destroys every possible world in the DC Universe (Pre-Crisis, Post-Crisis, and e...
by bobashep on 8/29/2014 6:39:00 PM
Batman: Master of the Future 1 1 0 This book is the sequel to “Gotham by Gaslight”. The events clearly take place during the Chicago World’s Fair of 1889 and mixes in the Great Fi...
by bobashep on 8/29/2014 6:36:00 PM
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (1989) GN 2 0 Despite that it doesn’t say that it’s an Elseworld, it’s the first book to explore the “infinite” earths since the end of the Crisis. Gaslig...
by bobashep on 8/29/2014 6:35:00 PM
Daredevil (2011-2014) HC Vol 5 1 0 This issue had excitement, action, and most of all, heart. The art continues to be a highlight of this series as well. I wasn’t much of a Daredevil ...
by bobashep on 8/29/2014 6:23:00 PM
Ultimate Comics: Avengers 3 (2010-2011) HC 1 0 I'm not a fan of the whole "ultimate" universe but I do love anything with Blade in it. I do enjoy how Captain America is portrayed. Shows his superb ...
by mgiger on 8/28/2014 11:31:00 PM
Sword of the Atom Special 1 1 0 This book was around 48-pages but just under half of this book is recap from the previous series. I understand this was needed to keep newcomers to Sw...
by bobashep on 8/28/2014 7:54:00 PM
Sword of the Atom Special 2 1 0 I rather liked this issue. It was a very good way to progress the Atom storyline while keeping us in the loop as to what happened to Jean Loring after...
by bobashep on 8/28/2014 7:31:00 PM
Saga (2012-Present) 21 1 0 Just when I thought the plot line had gotten stale after the trade paperback volume 3, Vaughan wows us with this new plot line that seems to take thin...
by romevi on 8/28/2014 2:31:00 PM
Daredevil (2011-2014) HC Vol 4 1 0 While the mystery part of the story was fantastic and I loved every minute of it. I wasn’t so happy with this volume’s conclusion. Keep in mind, t...
by bobashep on 8/27/2014 6:49:00 PM
Sword of the Atom (1983) 4 1 0 The action in this issue was fantastic. However, I was not such a fan of the ending. There are 3 more ‘specials’ set in the ‘Sword of the Atom...
by bobashep on 8/26/2014 9:23:00 PM
Sword of the Atom (1983) 3 1 0 The Atom leads his band of tiny rebels in the deepest darkest Amazon against their despotic overlords. Meanwhile, estranged wife Jean Loring is convin...
by bobashep on 8/26/2014 9:22:00 PM
Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes (2013) HC 1 0 I love a good mystery and this one’s not bad. It’s my first experience reading a Matt Kindt work and from what I read, I’d definitely give it an...
by bobashep on 8/25/2014 6:40:00 PM
Marvel Adventures: The Avengers (2006-2009) TP Vol 4 1 0 Finally, some info on the origin of Giant-girl and a little clarity about her place in Marvel Canon. Some really good stories in this volume. Tho...
by bobashep on 8/24/2014 5:53:00 PM
Batman Incorporated (2011) HC Vol 1 1 0 This is another jewel in the glistening crown of Grant Morrison. It’s not to be missed. Anytime you can make a crying baby or a kicked dog, characte...
by bobashep on 8/24/2014 5:47:00 PM