Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (2006-2007) 3 1 0 Facing the peril of falling off the face of the earth, the crew of the Fantastick, the Frightful Four, and Doom must form a temporary alliance. You kn...
by bobashep on 4/19/2014 8:11:00 PM
East of West (2013-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 10
by taker157 on 4/19/2014 1:43:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 41 1 0 NOT WORTH CONSUMING The episode of the Animated Star Trek in which the Orion Pirates are seen for the first time is supposed to be a classic. I didn...
by bobashep on 4/18/2014 6:31:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 42 1 0 WORTH CONSUMING! For a story involving Scotty as the main character, this is actually very good. Are gremlins tearing apart the Enterprise or has th...
by bobashep on 4/18/2014 6:31:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 43 1 0 NOT WORTH CONSUMING A sequel story to the classic Trek episode, “The Apple.” With an early Chekov appearance, roses that bloom with darts of dea...
by bobashep on 4/18/2014 6:31:00 PM
Locke & Key (2008-2014) HC Vol 6 1 0 I’m actually glad this series is over. I didn’t hate it & I wasn’t disappointed with this volume in the least. But, I hate when series overstay ...
by bobashep on 4/18/2014 5:22:00 PM
Welcome to Tranquility (2007-2008) TP Vol 1 1 0 This combines the mystery of CSI, with the devoted homage of classic comics of the 1940’s and 50s of Alan Moore’s Supreme run, with the teen edge ...
by bobashep on 4/17/2014 9:58:00 PM
Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (2006-2007) 2 1 0 In this issue Doctor Doom reveals his plan to William Shakespeare, the crew of the Fantastick reunite in order to free the Bard from the clutches of t...
by bobashep on 4/17/2014 9:46:00 PM
Anne Bonnie (2014-Present) 1 1 0 Fascinating start, can't wait for the next issue.
by Gonad007 on 4/17/2014 9:46:00 AM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 20 1 0 An amazing new twist on a classic Batman villain, this issue marks the first appearance of the third Ventriloquist, Shauna Belzer, and her dummy Ferdi...
by Icarus27k on 4/16/2014 11:21:00 PM
Hawkeye (2012-Present) 17 1 0 My first ever 1 star rating. One of the regrets of ordering online: you don't know when a quality series will pull the carpet out from under you and...
by navik on 4/16/2014 10:27:00 PM
Essential Captain America TP Vol 4 1 0 WORTH CONSUMING! It is always a treat to sit down and read some classic Cap tales. I love ’em. This volume covers Caps battles with the Secret E...
by bobashep on 4/16/2014 9:17:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 40 1 0 If I had to list episodes of Classic Trek I hate- the Harry Mudd episodes would be top of the list, right behind the space hippies episode. However, t...
by bobashep on 4/16/2014 9:15:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 39 1 0 WORTH CONSUMING! So, I find out pretty quick that Harry Mudd is back! Oh joy! (note my sarcastic tone) But, I want to read this entire series and pr...
by bobashep on 4/16/2014 9:14:00 PM
Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (2006-2007) 1 1 0 I’ve really enjoyed this first issue. The Frightful Four are introduced into the 1602 universe as are a host of minor characters that pepper the Big...
by bobashep on 4/16/2014 9:06:00 PM
Batman (2011-Present) 29 1 0 Great issue, with some climactic plot points. Honestly, this entire series by Synder and Capullo has been the best "run" of Batman I have ever read, a...
by jonervin26 on 4/16/2014 11:45:00 AM
Batman Noir: Eduardo Risso - The Deluxe Edition (2013) HC 1 0 Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. It was like reading a pulp detective novel filled with colorful characters set in a bleak world. The team-up ...
by bobashep on 4/15/2014 9:21:00 PM
Guns of the Dragon 2 1 0 I’m really enjoying the story and I love the Joe Kubert-isque drawing style of the penciler, Timothy Truman. But, I got to ask- if Bat Lash, Enemy A...
by bobashep on 4/12/2014 7:25:00 PM
Guns of the Dragon 1 1 0 This is a really neat series. It pits some of the more colorful non-super powered heroes of the 70s together in a Jurassic Park type adventure. Yes, t...
by bobashep on 4/12/2014 7:24:00 PM
FF (2013-2014) TP Vol 2 1 0 This series was awesome. I love Fraction’s writing and I am such a fan of the Allred’s artwork. I think they are in my top five artists. What is a...
by bobashep on 4/11/2014 6:35:00 PM
Civil Wardrobe 1 1 0 I really liked the variety of art. I like the first segment of the book. I approve of some of the ideas tossed around in order to fix comics. Some of ...
by bobashep on 4/10/2014 7:15:00 PM
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery TP Vol 2 1 0 WORTH CONSUMING! Gone are the days when I would snap up 10 of these (and other DC/ Marvel horror titles) bad boys for only a buck at the old Tales R...
by bobashep on 4/9/2014 9:20:00 PM
Robotix 1 1 0 Reading the book as an adult, I see this thing as a 32-page commercial. The Robotix each explain their great features and honestly, that’s about the...
by bobashep on 4/9/2014 9:19:00 PM
Recollections Sampler (1991) 1 1 0 I got this comic for free from the publisher during a convention years ago. If I was offered more freebies, I would give them a try. Hey, they’re fr...
by bobashep on 4/8/2014 9:40:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 36 1 0 So Kirk breaks the rules of Starfleet with his solution to the Romulan encounter, loses the Excelsior (thus removing the “comics only” characters ...
by bobashep on 4/8/2014 9:39:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 37 1 0 WORTH CONSUMING! So the Voyage Home is complete, now Kirk and crew have a ship that doesn’t work and every little to no crew. All is not right wit...
by bobashep on 4/8/2014 9:39:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 38 1 0 WORTH CONSUMING! A classic trek tale with a plot hole I should have seen a mile away. Still, while I can’t recall why Kirk was being targeted and ...
by bobashep on 4/8/2014 9:39:00 PM
America Jr. (2007-2008) TP Vol 1 1 0 . The art is ultra-clean and the writing is some of the best I have ever read in the indies. With its take on sci-fi/pop culture/ and geekdom- it’s ...
by bobashep on 4/8/2014 9:36:00 PM
Essential Rampaging Hulk TP Vol 1 1 0 I liked this series- both formats. I think the reboot was imaginative and I liked the newer tales that reflected the TV show. Some of those tales tack...
by bobashep on 4/8/2014 6:19:00 PM
Star Trek Movie Special 2 1 0 NOT WORTH CONSUMING Compared to many film adaptations (and I’ve read a bunch) - this one is sort of a letdown. Before Deluxe DVD editions, comic a...
by bobashep on 4/7/2014 9:34:00 PM
Dial H (2012-2013) TP Vol 2 1 0 That formula continues in this volume for a brief season. A villain whose got the dial in his sights, a clandestine military project that’s seeking ...
by bobashep on 4/7/2014 9:20:00 PM
Batman and Robin (2011-Present) Annual 1 2 0 An almost perfect Damian Wayne story. That is if you prefer Damian as a full-fledged superhero like his father and far removed from the personality dr...
by Icarus27k on 4/7/2014 9:17:00 PM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 14 1 0 The Joker, the best supervillain Batgirl has faced so far in this title. He is pretty menacing here, even by Joker standards which makes him a signifi...
by Icarus27k on 4/7/2014 2:19:00 PM
A-Team (1984) 1 1 0 The story was full of lots of twists and turns and humor. But, I gotta ask- if you are on the run from the feds for escaping a military prison, why on...
by bobashep on 4/6/2014 9:57:00 PM
Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular (2009) 1 1 0 In part one of two, the assistants take refuge in the Marvel Comics office’s men’s room to hash out their ideas. Along the way, the House of Idea...
by bobashep on 4/5/2014 10:29:00 PM
Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular (2009) 2 1 0 What made this issue not as superior to the first issue wasn’t so much the choice of material but the added story line of Doctor Doom trying to prev...
by bobashep on 4/5/2014 10:28:00 PM
Pawn Shop GN 1 0 Joey writes from the heart. Nothing about this book feels forced in any way... a feat considering how intricately woven the story is. Sean's art is ...
by chipreece on 4/5/2014 4:36:00 PM
Magneto (2014-Present) 1 1 0 Are you kidding me? Bunn who? Walta who? Apparently these are names I should know. Loved the book. Loved the art. I hope it can keep the momentu...
by navik on 4/4/2014 10:29:00 PM
Moon Knight (2014-Present) 1 1 0 I'm surprised they made this a 3.99 comic considering the lackluster performance of previous Moon Knight series (the last one by Bendis wasn't so bad,...
by navik on 4/4/2014 10:27:00 PM
Ren & Stimpy Show (1992-1996) 6 1 0 When Powdered Toast Man is away, his good buddy Spider-man must fill in. This is fortuitous as someone has turned the beacon of a nutritious breakfast...
by bobashep on 4/1/2014 9:03:00 PM
Batman (1940-2011) Annual 9 1 0 I felt like this was the perfect choice for something to read in tribute to one of my all-time favorite super heroes. This annual takes place in 1985,...
by bobashep on 3/31/2014 9:59:00 PM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 10 1 0 Finally, the "Batgirl" title seems to be picking up the pace and quality on a regular basis. At this point, the artwork blends in and becomes unique a...
by Icarus27k on 3/31/2014 6:02:00 PM
Wolverine (2014-Present) 1 1 0 Absolutely stupid. Not clear whatsoever.
by minesrugger on 3/30/2014 11:03:00 PM
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Prequel 4 1 0 I thought this was a great closing chapter to the prequel series published by IDW. I now know the time frame of this series. In one scene Zartan recei...
by bobashep on 3/30/2014 6:12:00 PM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 9 1 0 We get a break from the ordinary stories being told in the "Batgirl" title with this issue, a tie-in to the epic "Night of the Owls" arc that occurred...
by Icarus27k on 3/30/2014 12:56:00 PM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 8 2 0 The best issue of "Batgirl" so far. Batgirl as a character shows depth and intrigue that she hasn't completely had in the title yet. Grotesque is almo...
by Icarus27k on 3/30/2014 12:48:00 PM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 7 2 0 This is about the issue where the "Batgirl" title starts to improve significantly in quality. The main storyline about Batgirl's fight with the new vi...
by Icarus27k on 3/30/2014 12:42:00 PM
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Prequel 3 1 0 While training under Snake Eyes’ Blind Master, we delve deeper into the origin of Snake Eyes. Here, we see Snake training to be a ninja and when his...
by bobashep on 3/29/2014 11:08:00 PM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 3 2 0 The storyline of this "Batgirl" title gets a boost from Nightwing. Contrasted with the corniness of Batgirl's fight with the villain Mirror, Batgirl's...
by Icarus27k on 3/29/2014 8:40:00 AM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 2 3 0 Slightly improved from #1, but it still remains a disappointing story heralding Barbara Gordon's return to the role of Batgirl. By the end of this iss...
by Icarus27k on 3/29/2014 8:29:00 AM
Batgirl (2011-Present) 1 4 0 This issue is important and readable singly for the matter of Barbara Gordon regaining her mobility and returning as Batgirl. Such a monumental occasi...
by Icarus27k on 3/29/2014 8:13:00 AM
Avengers: The Enemy Within (2013) TP 1 0 Anyway, a couple of hours ago, I thought I enjoyed this book. I now feel like Marvel, which has been long labeled the “House of Ideas,” has finall...
by bobashep on 3/28/2014 6:00:00 PM
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Prequel 2 1 0 A much better issue, the art is very good. But the real star of the book is the fantastic back story into Road Block’s past. I am very much looking ...
by bobashep on 3/28/2014 5:31:00 PM
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Prequel 1 1 0 The first issue is about a mission involving Road Block, Snake Eyes, and Mainframe. Its Mainframe’s first ever mission as a Joe, but when he’s cap...
by bobashep on 3/27/2014 6:56:00 PM
Captain Marvel (2012-2014) TP Vol 2 1 0 With a great storyline, a fantastic cameo from one of my personal favorite characters, Dakota North, and amazing cover and interior art, I am becoming...
by bobashep on 3/25/2014 9:19:00 PM
Astro City (2013-Present) 10 1 0 This wrapped the arch nicely and provided that classic moral/societal commentary about how women fit into society. This type of issues is why I enjoy...
by onei0087 on 3/25/2014 12:07:00 PM
Astro City (2013-Present) 9 1 0 I really liked the story arch but this issue was more of a push to me.
by onei0087 on 3/25/2014 12:04:00 PM
Classic G.I. Joe (2009-2012) TP Vol 15 1 0 I am sorely disappointed with this volume and how the series ended. Like I mentioned before, there are other non-Marvel GI Joe comics out there and th...
by bobashep on 3/24/2014 9:27:00 PM
Captain Marvel (2012-2014) TP Vol 1 1 0 The character of Carol Danvers is one that’s grown on me. From her appearances on recent Marvel cartoons such as Super Hero Squad and The Avengers t...
by bobashep on 3/24/2014 6:32:00 PM
Classic G.I. Joe (2009-2012) TP Vol 14 1 0 The art is quite poor. It really reflects the poorly anatomized artwork of the early 1990s. I can understand drawing all the guys with barrel chests a...
by bobashep on 3/23/2014 3:51:00 PM
Lex Luthor The Unauthorized Biography 1 1 0 This is Lex Luthor at his lowest, his scuzziest, and his absolute worst. When a hack journalist turns up dead, its Clark Kent who gets blamed for the ...
by bobashep on 3/23/2014 3:35:00 PM
Marvel Spotlight (1971-1977) 32 1 0 As incredible as it seemed at the time, Marvel managed to squeeze yet another character out of the whole "spider" entity. Not a shabby first appearanc...
by taishan on 3/20/2014 12:51:00 AM
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) 1 1 0 It's hard to say anything about this issue that hasn't already been written. It is the ultimate story for any hardcore Batman fan told from a unique p...
by taishan on 3/19/2014 3:37:00 PM
Unwritten (2009-2013) TP Vol 2 1 0 This volume really got good. Tom’s powers and his secret life as Tommy, the young wizard-in-training from a host of children’s novels start to rev...
by bobashep on 3/18/2014 9:21:00 PM
Son of Ambush Bug 4 1 0 , I saw the surprise ending a mile away, but at least it allows for plot development but I would estimate that about 60% of this issue is utter chaos....
by bobashep on 3/17/2014 10:14:00 PM
Fantastic Four (2014-Present) 2 1 0 A nice, solid issue! The Fantastic Four are fighting monsters from Franklin's "Reborn" universe, and they've invaded all of Manhattan! The writing is ...
by Valdimer on 3/17/2014 10:32:00 AM
Heroes (2007) HC Vol 1 1 0 I nothing nearly nothing about the TV show Heroes- which is weird, because I am a huge fan of comic books and super heroes. But, for some reason I jus...
by bobashep on 3/15/2014 10:59:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 35 1 0 So Kirk breaks the rules of Starfleet with his solution to the Romulan encounter, loses the Excelsior (thus removing the “comics only” characters ...
by bobashep on 3/15/2014 10:40:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 34 1 0 So, you finish watching the Search For Spock, Spock goes from his resurrection straight into the captain’s seat of the Science Vessel Surak. Wait, t...
by bobashep on 3/15/2014 10:38:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 33 1 0 To celebrate Star Trek’s 20th anniversary, Dc not only devotes an entire issue to the original series- it does not use any of their A- list players ...
by bobashep on 3/15/2014 10:34:00 PM
Son of Ambush Bug 3 1 0 The arch-enemy of the Ambush Bug is a wrinkled up sock called “Arrr-Gyle.” In this issue, the insane sock looks to frame the Bug for a multitude o...
by bobashep on 3/15/2014 8:28:00 PM
Son of Ambush Bug 2 1 0 Somebody is out to kill the Ambush Bug and they are willing to change dimensions, time, and genres to do it. As you can tell from the cover, the fiend...
by bobashep on 3/15/2014 8:21:00 PM
Son of Ambush Bug 1 1 0 The disappearance of Cheeks leads the Ambush Bug on a cosmic retooling session that would’ve left the Crisis on Infinite Earths spinning on its ear,...
by bobashep on 3/15/2014 8:14:00 PM
Classic G.I. Joe (2009-2012) TP Vol 13 1 0 The only thing I would fault is the art. The first three issues with the cross-weaving story lines were superb. Each panel had a border that reflected...
by bobashep on 3/14/2014 10:55:00 PM
Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011-Present) 27 1 0 One of the worst comic issues I have ever read. The story is absolutely horrible, and the art isn't much better. This title used to be so good.
by minesrugger on 3/13/2014 12:09:00 AM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 31 1 0 A great opening chapter about the Federation and Klingons attempt to win a contest as to who best should colonize a planet. The character of Maggie i...
by bobashep on 3/12/2014 7:07:00 PM
Star Trek (1984-1988) 32 1 0 The Maggie’s Planet storyline ends with (Spoiler) the Klingons being the good guys! A great change of pace and worth every panel to consume this. ...
by bobashep on 3/12/2014 7:07:00 PM
Classic G.I. Joe (2009-2012) TP Vol 12 1 0 I had the most trouble trying to find an affordable copy of Classic Joe, volume 12. I hate the number 12- never been a favorite of mine either. But, t...
by bobashep on 3/12/2014 6:50:00 PM
Weird (1988) 4 1 0 While I hate the way this series ended, I wouldn’t trade it. It’s a permanent part of my collection and I am proud to say that if you collect comi...
by bobashep on 3/11/2014 7:26:00 PM
Weird (1988) 3 1 0 The third chapter in the Weird’s saga was very well crafted. The origin of the conjuror was creepy. It reminded me of the early stuff Alan Moore did...
by bobashep on 3/11/2014 7:25:00 PM
Weird (1988) 2 1 0 Chapter 2 is what’s got me hooked on this mini-series. The Justice League are starting to act and sound more like they do in the pages of their own ...
by bobashep on 3/11/2014 7:24:00 PM
Ms. Marvel (2014-Present) 1 1 0 Interesting start to the series. Looking forward to seeing what the future holds.
by earhartb on 3/11/2014 6:37:00 PM
Wolverine and the X-Men (2011-2014) 42 1 0 Enjoyed this issue, although it was a little scattered (especially the 2-page Doop thing, totally random). Also confused by the price of the comic. ...
by navik on 3/9/2014 3:07:00 PM
X-O Manowar (2012-Present) 22 1 0 Great transition issue to jump into. But there is a slight twist that occurs, which seems unlikely that would happen.
by JtotheA on 3/9/2014 1:26:00 PM
Holli Hoxxx (2010) 1 1 0 Great preview and makes me wish I'd picked up the trade paperbacks at Staple Indie Media Expo in Austin. This reminds me of when Heavy Metal had great...
by hardtravelinghero on 3/7/2014 10:22:00 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: Villains (2013) 2 1 0 I randomly picked this out of a 50 cent box and was decently surprised. I can't rate it higher since I haven't felt invested in the TMNT franchise sin...
by hardtravelinghero on 3/7/2014 10:20:00 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: Villains (2013) 1 2 0 Interesting tale of Krang and his rise to power. I liked the art style in the Baxter comic better.
by hardtravelinghero on 3/7/2014 10:19:00 PM
Youngblood (2008-2009) 7 1 0 This felt just like bad comics of the mid-1990s...only it's 2009. The art was cartoony, but that didn't matter because the story was not engaging.
by hardtravelinghero on 3/7/2014 10:15:00 PM
X-O Manowar (2012-Present) 6 2 0 This just keeps getting better. I'll be making a trip to my LCS tomorrow to pick up the next 6 issues, you can bet on that.
by DRU-MANIC on 3/7/2014 4:41:00 AM
X-O Manowar (2012-Present) 3 3 0 Seeing the suit in action is a blast. This is an action packed issue, not much in the way of dialogue and such, but the art tells the story perfectly....
by DRU-MANIC on 3/7/2014 3:33:00 AM
X-O Manowar (2012-Present) 2 4 0 Great artwork, great writing, great story. This is definitely one to pick up.
by DRU-MANIC on 3/7/2014 3:15:00 AM
X-O Manowar (2012-Present) 1 6 0 I have to agree with most of these reviews. This is the way you relaunch a classic, right here. I've never been a huge X-O fan, but I knew the general...
by DRU-MANIC on 3/6/2014 11:10:00 PM
Punisher (2014-Present) 3 1 0 This run just keeps getting better. This time we have Frank in his first showdown with a familiar villain, and I am loving it! The artwork and story w...
by DRU-MANIC on 3/6/2014 10:55:00 PM
Weird (1988) 1 1 0 It’s not my favorite story- but there’s time to impress me. I do enjoy the Bernie Wrightson art very much and with the Weird and his even odder co...
by bobashep on 3/6/2014 6:23:00 PM
Robin: Year One (2000-2001) TP 1 0 The art was beautiful. It looks a lot like Miller’s Year One art but with a slightly more nostalgic bent. I kept thinking the art was by the fantast...
by bobashep on 3/5/2014 8:41:00 PM
Classic G.I. Joe (2009-2012) TP Vol 11 1 0 This volume is Larry Hama and GI Joe at it’s very best. That’s probably because the rule book of GI Joe is thrown out the window. In the cartoon, ...
by bobashep on 3/5/2014 8:38:00 PM
Tiny Titans (2008-2012) TP Vol 4 1 0 I often mention in my reviews of the many volumes of Tiny Titans I’ve read how the use of the phrase “The First Rule of Pet Club is that you don...
by bobashep on 3/3/2014 7:03:00 PM
Classic G.I. Joe (2009-2012) TP Vol 10 1 0 Cobra Commander- the real one- is back and he’s badder than ever before! Out to kick butt and take names, the true leader of Cobra ousts his usurper...
by bobashep on 3/3/2014 6:50:00 PM
G.I. Joe (1982-1994) 87 1 0 I loved the story. It was full of twists, turns, and absolute insanity. Cobra is the master when it comes to sneaking an entire army under someone’s...
by bobashep on 3/1/2014 11:31:00 PM
G.I. Joe (1982-1994) 90 1 0 Poor Rock and Roll and Clutch; those two just seem to have the worst luck going on road trips when they get a 3-day pass. Last time, the Dreadnoks des...
by bobashep on 2/28/2014 6:27:00 PM