Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
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 1 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 annacarmela11 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-Present) 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
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 31 1 0 After soul searching with friends, family, and fellow members of the JLA, Wonder Woman decides to go on her date with the rebel leader/ reincarnated G...
by bobashep on 1/20/2015 9:19:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 30 1 0 I really enjoyed this issue and I liked how it's tying in Hippolyta's time as Wonder Woman during World War II. It made for a compelling read that hel...
by bobashep on 1/20/2015 4:42:00 PM
Daredevil (1964-1998) 254 1 0 First Appearance of Typhoid Mary!!
by Masked Marvel on 1/19/2015 11:46:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 29 1 0 The conclusion to the Traitor follow-up story sees the Atom as the World's Tallest Superhero and Green Lantern being shrunk to only six-inches tall, a...
by bobashep on 1/19/2015 9:29:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 28 1 0 In issues 20-21, Abin Sur followed an intergalactic killer to the Midwest of Earth during the 1880s. Sur teamed with an ancestor of Hal Jordan's and w...
by bobashep on 1/15/2015 8:39:00 PM
Iron Man (2012-2014) HC Vol 5 1 0 When Dark Elf Malekith takes possession of several of the Mandarin's rings, Tony Stark will have to combine magic and technology in order to cross the...
by bobashep on 1/14/2015 9:29:00 PM
Gotham Underground 7 1 0 Issue #7 has lots of action in it. Short on story progression but then again, there's not very much left to more forward here. I enjoyed this chapter,...
by bobashep on 1/12/2015 7:57:00 PM
Gotham Underground 9 1 0 The final chapter in the Gotham Underground saga. Batman cleans up and the only criminal left, for him to apprehend, is the Penguin. Holed up in his o...
by bobashep on 1/12/2015 7:39:00 PM
Gotham Underground 8 1 0 The winner of the gang war between the Penguin and Tobias Whale is determined, but the strife doesn't end as in-fighting and betrayal mars the reign o...
by bobashep on 1/12/2015 7:16:00 PM
Gotham Underground 6 1 0 I enjoy the twist of the placing the Vigilante within the story. I've only read a couple of stories about him but the ones I did were fantastic. There...
by bobashep on 1/11/2015 9:19:00 PM
Gotham Underground 5 1 0 After a rough patch in the previous issue, the excitement and thrills return. Though I must admit, I was actually grossed out by a couple of scenes in...
by bobashep on 1/10/2015 9:22:00 PM
Gotham Underground 4 1 0 There's a lot going on in this issue and that makes for a little bit too much in just 32-short little pages. I haven't stopped enjoying this series bu...
by bobashep on 1/10/2015 8:44:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 8 1 0 Meet George Jetson, Jane his wife, daughter Judy and his boy Elroy. This series has been on my radar for some time. I usually wait till my comi...
by bobashep on 1/9/2015 9:38:00 PM
Gotham Underground 3 1 0 Lots is going on in this issue along with Batman in disguise as Matches Malone fighting for his life against Mr. Zsasz in Blackgate Penitentiary. All ...
by bobashep on 1/8/2015 8:08:00 PM
Gotham Underground 2 1 0 Tobias Whale seeks out the Penguin in hopes of swaying him to become of one of his lieutenants. But Penguin points out that whales are the mortal enem...
by bobashep on 1/8/2015 7:42:00 PM
Gotham Underground 1 1 0 As they say "when the bats away, the rat will play." This premier issue to this 2007 9-part series was fantastic. Lots of great action and with ...
by bobashep on 1/8/2015 7:26:00 PM
New Avengers (2010-2013) TP Vol 4 1 0 The X-Men believe a young girl with fiery red hair is destined to become the next Phoenix and lead the mutant race into an era of prosperity. The Aven...
by bobashep on 1/7/2015 9:04:00 PM
Green Lantern/Plastic Man: Weapons of Mass Deception 1 1 0 This is a classic pairing of a straight cop/ rogue cop pairing. Like Lethal Weapon or CHiPs, you got Hal Jordan being the serious type to Plaz being t...
by bobashep on 1/5/2015 10:07:00 PM
DC Special (1968-1977) 14 1 0 This is a fun gem, especially for those who like the bad guys!
by bobashep on 1/5/2015 10:04:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business (2014) HC 1 0 This original graphic novel pits Peter Parker with two of his oldest foes- the Kingpin and Parker's family history. When commandos ransack his apartme...
by bobashep on 1/5/2015 7:29:00 PM
Tiny Titans (2008-2012) 2 1 0 In this issue, the girls of the Tiny Titan Treehouse decide to make a cake and use Cyborg as their oven. Meanwhile, the boys of the team face their gr...
by bobashep on 1/5/2015 7:14:00 PM
Inhuman (2014-Present) 8 1 0 O______O. Words cannot express the ending of this issue... But Black Bolt found one though.
by tiffron on 1/2/2015 10:49:00 PM
Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Special 2009 1 0 This story was really good and perfectly crafted. It was so well done, I was very tempted to forgive my previous qualms with this series and give it a...
by bobashep on 1/2/2015 9:05:00 PM
Spectacular Spider-Man (1976-1998) 112 1 0 This Christmas themed Spider-Man comic is all over the place. It starts off with a very poorly structured poem, it wedges it to a Santa slasher flick,...
by bobashep on 1/1/2015 10:24:00 PM
JLA (1997-2006) 60 1 0 This adorable Christmas themed issue of JLA borrows a few pages from Princess Bride when Plastic Man tries to get his unruly nephew to go to sleep on ...
by bobashep on 1/1/2015 10:17:00 PM
Marvel Treasury Special: Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag (1974) 1 1 0 The Marvel Grab Bag contains 5 stories, but they're not all holiday themed. This is actually forgivable even amongst the staunchest of collectors. By ...
by bobashep on 12/31/2014 9:30:00 PM
Legion of Monsters: Man-Thing (2007) 1 1 0 A Girl stumbles upon a cult that feasts on Man-Thing. Simon Garth finds zombie love at city morgue. Two tales= trippy stuff. Worth a consume.
by bobashep on 12/30/2014 10:42:00 PM
Johnny Boo & Harold in Tricky Treaters (2012) One-Shot 1 0 A short story about a young ghost named Johnny Boo and his pet ghost, Squiggle. Here, Johnny Boo tries to hide all of the ice cream from trick-r-treat...
by bobashep on 12/30/2014 10:39:00 PM
Tales to Offend 1 1 0 written and penciled by comics legend Frank Miller. His cover story is a series of sci-fi short stories starting a character named Lance Blastoff. Thi...
by bobashep on 12/30/2014 10:22:00 PM
Jingle Belle: The Fight Before Christmas 1 1 0 This one-shot from the legendary Paul Dini has Santa's ultra-hip daughter starring in a trio of holiday-themed tales. First, Belle and the captain of ...
by bobashep on 12/29/2014 9:02:00 PM
Black Cat (1992) 8 1 0 Looking at the cover, I imagine a hip 1940s apartment that's as fun as it is inviting. If I lived in the late 40s, this would be the domicile I'd prob...
by bobashep on 12/29/2014 7:45:00 PM
Force Works (1994-1996) 8 1 0 the Force Works team hosts a holiday party in hopes of patching things up with the Avengers and members of Stark Enterprises. When an uninvited visito...
by bobashep on 12/27/2014 10:49:00 PM
Tick's Big Yule Log Special (1997-2001) 2001 1 0 It's the craziest issue I've ever read and it was pure fun. The banter was top notch. The art was classic Tick and I don't think I've laughed so hard ...
by bobashep on 12/24/2014 10:37:00 PM
Christmas with Superswine (1989) 1 1 0 Christmas with Superswine isn't for kids. The book starts off friendly enough with a parody of ' The Night Before Christmas." But referencing Santa as...
by bobashep on 12/24/2014 12:19:00 AM
Spider-Man: Christmas in Dallas (1983) 1 1 0 Overall, this comic was worth the extra money and the extra wait. It had a very good plot with an interesting time capsule of life in Dallas, 1983. Th...
by bobashep on 12/23/2014 11:56:00 PM
Tick's Big Yule Log Special (1997-2001) 1 1 0 I loved this special. For a humor book, it's rare to find myself laughing out loud so much that my wife next to me in bed wants to know what's so funn...
by bobashep on 12/23/2014 11:52:00 PM
Spider-Man and the X-Men (2015-Present) 1 1 0 High hopes for this series.
by mbach on 12/21/2014 2:47:00 PM
Saved By the Bell Holiday Special (1992) One-Shot 1 0 The quality of the stories weren't bad. They captured the essence of the characters quite well. The art, however, was abysmal. They didn't look anythi...
by bobashep on 12/20/2014 10:19:00 PM
Captain Atom (1987-1991) 13 1 0 Sometimes when a comic does a recap of previous details, they retell the entire story. Often to the point going too far. But the recap in the story re...
by bobashep on 12/20/2014 8:49:00 PM
Bakers Meet Jingle Belle One-Shot 1 0 Creatively, the story was very funny. Paul Dini provided the script while Kyle Baker drew and inked. The Baker family also contributed as co-plotters....
by bobashep on 12/19/2014 11:10:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 27 1 0 The martial arts was awesome, I just hated the cliched plot device. It just makes me wonder if Englehart's script was short 4 pages, so the editors de...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 10:28:00 PM
Walt Disney's Christmas Parade (1988-1989) 2 1 0 The biggest thing going for this book are the tales based on the characters of Duckburg. Along with several cute one-page gags, Donald and Uncle Scroo...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 10:27:00 PM