Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
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
Garfield (2012-Present) 32 1 0 I really enjoyed this comic. I was so impressed with it, that when I read the blurb for the next issue, I found myself adding it to my wish list. When...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 10:17:00 PM
Harley Quinn Holiday Special 1 1 0 The special was pretty good, but it did get a little risque. If DC would publish a second volume next year, I'd buy it. But, I hope that the level of ...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 10:16:00 PM
Batman Strikes! (2004-2008) 7 1 0 Obviously, there's some unsettled business in this issue. First of all, one of the guards enters a code that frees the villain from his cell. Batman n...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 10:08:00 PM
Ms. Marvel (2014-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Ms. Marvel was a page turner. I destroyed this book in less than 24-hours. It was that good. I'm very interested to see what happens next and as I men...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 10:04:00 PM
Comico Christmas Special 1 1 0 The Comico Christmas Special is not only a fun collection of holiday tales. It's also a Who's Who of artists and writers that I've grown to become a f...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 10:02:00 PM
A Patty Cake Christmas (1996) 1 1 0 This comic brought back some memories and it will bring them back for you too! Kids today might now understand how cool it was to get a catalog in the...
by bobashep on 12/17/2014 9:57:00 PM
Micronauts (1979-1984) 8 1 0 First Appearance of Captain Universe!
by Masked Marvel on 12/13/2014 9:10:00 PM
Hawkeye (2012-Present) TP Vol 3 1 0 The friction between former mentor Clint Barton Hawkeye and student/ now independent woman Kate Bishop Hawkeye carries over from the last volume spark...
by bobashep on 12/11/2014 7:51:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 26 1 0 Legends decided to craft a sequel to "The Laughing Fish," it's only natural that they recruited Englehart to craft it. In this long-awaited s...
by bobashep on 12/9/2014 2:58:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 24 1 0 When I first read this, I wasn't completely sold on it. But as I'm reviewing this issue, it's actually gaining more of my favor. It's still not the be...
by bobashep on 12/8/2014 11:41:00 PM
Ren and Stimpy Show Holiday Special 1 1 0 I love Ren & Stimpy. It was a treat to watch growing up in the 90s with my kid sister and getting to revisit this world once again through this holida...
by bobashep on 12/8/2014 11:38:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 25 1 0 Pencilled by Steve Pugh, this is another artist that I am not very familiar with. But his style is very similar to that of Paul Pope (Batman: 100.) Th...
by bobashep on 12/8/2014 6:25:00 AM
Walt Disney's Christmas Parade (1988-1989) 1 1 0 With 9 out the 11 or so stories being holiday themed I will excuse this oversight (and frequent pet peeve of mine.) Plus, with material dated from 195...
by bobashep on 12/5/2014 5:38:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 23 1 0 It's not the best issue starring Superman that I've ever read, but it's enough of an improvement for me to deem it Worth Consuming. Plus, a great cov...
by bobashep on 12/5/2014 5:28:00 PM
Strange Suspense Stories (1952-1965) 73 1 0 Worth reading
by Toybox Village on 12/5/2014 12:16:00 AM
Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher HC 1 0 Written by multiple Bram Stoker award winner Jonathan Maberry, 'Marvel Universe Vs. The Punisher' is set in the not too distant future. Castle acciden...
by bobashep on 12/3/2014 9:32:00 PM
Superman Family Adventures (2012-2013) 7 1 0 This is another gem in the DC Kids treasury. Lots of fun for parents and kids to both enjoy. There's also a fun "What's Robot Bug Saying?" decipheri...
by bobashep on 12/3/2014 9:26:00 PM
Superman Family Adventures (2012-2013) 12 1 0 This is it- the final issue! Having tackled a plethora of super villains, Superman faces his biggest challenge yet- 'Lunchlady' Darkseid! With the...
by bobashep on 12/3/2014 9:23:00 PM
Superman Family Adventures (2012-2013) 11 1 0 The story as a whole was funny. Ma Kent is a great character whose sorely underused. I'm assuming since only Ma appeared, that Mr. Kent has passed awa...
by bobashep on 12/3/2014 9:20:00 PM
Superman Family Adventures (2012-2013) 9 1 0 Brainiac arrives to team up with Superman's other arch-rival, Lex Luthor to take the Man of Tomorrow down once and for all. It's going to take all of ...
by bobashep on 12/3/2014 9:17:00 PM
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994-1996) 12 1 0 This is in no way a comic for kids. Thankfully, despite being vulgar and stupid, it wasn't blasphemous. Other than a funny running gag that Santa's wi...
by bobashep on 11/30/2014 8:42:00 PM
All-New X-Men (2013-Present) HC Vol 4 1 0 volume 4 was excellent. I loved the story. The addition of X-23 was clever and throws a nice twist into the Cyclops- Jean Grey- Beast love triangle. A...
by bobashep on 11/29/2014 9:07:00 PM
Batman (2011-Present) TP Vol 4 1 0 While we see Bruce Wayne taking steps to becoming Batman, we also see a lot of rough edges. For example, Wayne flips off the Red Hood, definitely s...
by bobashep on 11/27/2014 12:04:00 AM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 20 1 0 The story and art were very good. It looks a lot like the classic 70s series based on the character Bat Lash. It’s got a Joe Kubert quality to it. A...
by bobashep on 11/27/2014 12:01:00 AM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 19 1 0 I usually hate it when you read a book and then you find out that the cliffhanger is in the pages of another title. In this case, the cover explicitly...
by bobashep on 11/25/2014 9:50:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 15 1 0 The very last page is a shock that has me wondering "What happens next?" It's a great story with very good art. I'm not sure that there's anything I...
by bobashep on 11/23/2014 9:31:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 16 1 0 The missing piece of the puzzle (from last issue)- there weren't any Rogues in this story. Now that the Flash is facing them, I would feel a little mo...
by bobashep on 11/23/2014 9:29:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 17 1 0 I feel like what could’ve been a very tribute story to the Allens wound up losing gas in the final act. Legends is a hit and miss series. Unfortunat...
by bobashep on 11/23/2014 9:28:00 PM
Fables (2002-Present) TP Vol 20 1 0 The concept of Hope’s chosen vessel, Rose Red, has been inspired to revive King Arthur’s Camelot. The premise behind this series was that these ch...
by bobashep on 11/23/2014 9:26:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 18 1 0 When it comes to drawing the Teen Titans, George Perez was sorely needed for the artwork. Well, that’s not 100% true. Yes, I would’ve liked to hav...
by bobashep on 11/23/2014 9:22:00 PM
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (1984-1985) TP 2 0 7
by taker157 on 11/23/2014 12:55:00 PM
Teen Titans Go! (2014-Present) 1 1 0 The comic captures the formula of the show perfectly. The only thing missing is the soundtrack. Both the show and comic are all-age friendly. However,...
by bobashep on 11/21/2014 8:13:00 PM
Essential Rampaging Hulk TP Vol 2 1 0 I did enjoy reading this volume. The art is some of my favorite in all of my years of reading comics. Yet with it’s new format of no holds barred ma...
by bobashep on 11/19/2014 9:32:00 PM
Captain America (2012-2014) HC Vol 4 1 0 Yes, Mindbubble looks stupid. But his abilities are literally killer. His bubbles can encapsulate a person putting them into a LSD-type fog where thei...
by bobashep on 11/19/2014 9:26:00 PM
Saga (2012-Present) 23 1 0 Another great comic. We see the resolution take place of the cliffhanger introduced a couple of issues back, and a sigh of relief was expelled from me...
by romevi on 11/19/2014 4:51:00 PM
Captain Marvel (1968-1979) 1 2 0 I loved this cover. I recently sold my copy for 50 bucks it was a 6.5 grade . All copies I have come across have been well loved .
by John Keyt on 11/17/2014 6:19:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 14 1 0 The surprise of who really is a bad guy gets me both times I've read this story. I've read my share of Superman stories from his 80 year history in ...
by bobashep on 11/15/2014 10:47:00 PM
Captain Marvel (1968-1979) 1 2 0 Really hard to find issue in higher grades.
by Masked Marvel on 11/15/2014 6:06:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 13 1 0 Part 2 got a little better but it didn't do very much to make this overall story a favorite of mine. The link between the rampaging mutant and the gia...
by bobashep on 11/13/2014 9:09:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 12 1 0 The art is good. The dialogue's okay but the plot itself is really everywhere. The civilians hassled by this huge inconvenience have turned on the JLA...
by bobashep on 11/13/2014 8:38:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 10 1 0 Though Babs calls Jim Gordon 'dad'- he's actually her uncle. We get to see the seeds of that relationship in this 'untold tale'.
by bobashep on 11/13/2014 8:14:00 PM
Batman '66 (2013-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 I think DC is on the right track with Batman '66. Along with continuing the tradition of the show, DC's done another team-up between the Dynamic Duo a...
by bobashep on 11/12/2014 4:25:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 8 1 0 What I do not like about this story is how this is all playing out in ‘Vietnam’, though it’s not really the name of the country in this book. Se...
by bobashep on 11/10/2014 9:31:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 9 1 0 Green Lantern agrees to a 24-hour truce. This provides Green Arrow the time needed to show that the Central Asian dictatorship Hal Jordan’s been bac...
by bobashep on 11/10/2014 9:30:00 PM
Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four (2005-2009) TP Vol 6 1 0 Marvel Adventures are just the best! Sure, there geared for Kids, but the cover says “All-ages”! This volume has the FF solving a Whodunnit...
by bobashep on 11/9/2014 10:32:00 PM
DC Universe Holiday Bash 2 1 0 There are some really great stories in this. DC does a much better job at the Holiday tales that Marvel. I think it has to do with the fact that DC se...
by bobashep on 11/9/2014 10:30:00 PM
Christmas with the Super-Heroes 1 1 0 Originally from ’88-89, this volume is a collection of reprints and not a volume of new stuff like more recent DC holiday ventures. I didn’t have ...
by bobashep on 11/9/2014 10:28:00 PM
Nightwing (1996-2009) 150 1 0 love seeing Dick (Nightwing) look for clues and tirelessly go in pursuits of leads.
by mgiger on 11/8/2014 9:58:00 PM
Marvel Holiday Special (1991-Present) 2004 1 0 One of the best Holiday issues of all-time. The Jonah story which is based on A Christmas Carol is paced very well with lots of humor, poignancy, and ...
by bobashep on 11/8/2014 3:21:00 PM
Marvel Holiday Special (1991-Present) 1994 1 0 This is a very interesting mix of holiday stories. The Iceman/ Beast story is based on an obscure original X-Men tale from the 60s. The art was incons...
by bobashep on 11/8/2014 3:21:00 PM
BOOM! Studios Halloween Fright Fest 2014 1 1 0 Overall, not my favorite of 2014 Halloween ComicFest offers that I came across. Will I still give this out to trick-or-treaters who come to my door? A...
by bobashep on 11/6/2014 10:07:00 PM
Red Light Properties: Previously-Haunted Real Estate (2014) GN 1 0 There’s a second volume due out pretty soon. While I felt that this was a modern classic, I’m not sure if I want to go back down that road again. ...
by bobashep on 11/6/2014 10:03:00 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers (2012-2013) TP Vol 1 1 0 This is the first of two volumes that chronicle the adventures of the original Guardians. I won’t say that they are superior to the movie squad but ...
by bobashep on 11/6/2014 9:55:00 PM
New Avengers (2010-2013) HC Vol 3 1 0 A very good book. Having Wolverine, Spider-man, the Thing, and Daredevil make for some great ‘buddy cop’ moments. The surprises in the book were t...
by bobashep on 11/5/2014 10:26:00 PM
Alpha Flight (1997-1999) 17 1 0 First Key comic book appearance of Disney's Big Hero Six. Soon to be an animated movie.
by Masked Marvel on 11/1/2014 7:43:00 PM
Inhuman (2014-Present) 7 1 0 Wow! Love the way this book is progressing.
by tiglathp3 on 11/1/2014 11:30:00 AM
Detective Comics (1937-2011) 442 1 0 Classic sky line cover Knife!
by Toybox Village on 10/30/2014 11:54:00 PM
Betty and Veronica: Halloween ComicFest 2014 1 1 0 The girls decide to have a sleepover on Halloween watching scary movies. Knowing that Archie, Reggie, and Jug will try to scare them, Betty and Veroni...
by bobashep on 10/30/2014 7:15:00 PM
Mermin: Trick or Treat! 1 1 0 I can’t sing enough of Mermin’s praises. I’ve read a few of his adventures thanks to Free Comic Book Day. I think he’s got that ‘it’ facto...
by bobashep on 10/30/2014 7:14:00 PM
Angry Birds Comics: Halloween ComicFest 2014 1 1 0 Despite the fact I’ve played Angry Birds a couple of times, I don’t know the red bird from the black one and until I read this, I didn’t even kn...
by bobashep on 10/27/2014 3:30:00 PM
Wrath of the Spectre (1988) 4 1 0 The cover says “3 All New Classics.” Now before you label this an oxy-moron, let me explain. Due to the controversial nature of the Spectre reviva...
by bobashep on 10/26/2014 10:36:00 PM
Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse - Halloween ComicFest 2014 1 1 0 The art is cartoony. It’s not overly scary or gory. The story itself is rather comical. I did find some of the sight gags and jokes a bit too childi...
by bobashep on 10/26/2014 10:30:00 PM
Cow Boy Hallow's (2012) One-Shot 1 0 I give this 2012 ComicFest offering an E for Effort. The cover is a cool Halloween themed pic of our hero, Cow Boy. I think this story appeals to thos...
by bobashep on 10/24/2014 4:30:00 PM
Saga (2012-Present) TP Vol 1 3 0 I decided I wanted to get into comics and Saga came highly recommended. I have never gotten into super heroes thus the Marvel/DC world was never reall...
by jeffiroth on 10/24/2014 8:31:00 AM
Kamandi: At Earth's End 3 1 0 Well, the plot got better. Sadly, the artwork remains quite unrealistic. Case in point: Kamandi and company find a car with self-refueling power cell...
by bobashep on 10/23/2014 6:29:00 PM
Kamandi: At Earth's End 2 1 0 No one looks the same. And every mutant male is way too top heavy. (This type of art work is a main reason why I am not a fan of A.D. 2000) I hate it....
by bobashep on 10/23/2014 6:25:00 PM
Kamandi: At Earth's End 1 1 0 This Elseworld tale involves Kamandi being forced by his computerized “Mother” to kill a mysterious man in Arizona. Along the way, he meets a guy ...
by bobashep on 10/23/2014 6:24:00 PM
Wrath of the Spectre (1988) 3 1 0 Jim Corrigan finally gets his wish and becomes human once again. However, it takes a gunshot wound for the hard-boiled detective to finally figure out...
by bobashep on 10/22/2014 4:35:00 PM
Fantastic Four (1961-1996) 90 1 0 This is the Oldest comic that I have in my collection. Good as hell.
by Deadpool7850 on 10/22/2014 9:06:00 AM
Wrath of the Spectre (1988) 2 1 0 Wraith of the Spectre was a 1988 miniseries that reprints the 1970s series that ran for about a dozen issues of Adventure Comics. This Spectre was a r...
by bobashep on 10/21/2014 6:03:00 PM
Steampunk Halloween (2011-Present) 3 1 0 If I didn’t get this out or a grab bag or bargain bin, I think I would’ve written the company to demand my money back. This just isn’t such a gr...
by bobashep on 10/20/2014 10:08:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 7 1 0 The first meeting of the Greens, written by legend Denny O’Neil. The only thing missing is art by Neal Adams!
by bobashep on 10/19/2014 7:31:00 PM
Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler One-Shot 1 0 The Riddler has an obession with puzzles. The one he can't solve is the way into a woman's heart. It's a terrifying look at the villain.
by bobashep on 10/18/2014 4:59:00 PM
Joker's Asylum II: Clayface One-Shot 1 0 Clayface haunts a film festival, turning horror buffs into his own concession stand. The would be the basis of a great episode of Gotham!
by bobashep on 10/18/2014 4:45:00 PM
Halloween Terror 1 1 0 Vampire. Witch. Wolfman. Mummy. Frankenstein monster. 5 creepy Halloween tales in stark black & white. An indy gem that's hard to find.
by bobashep on 10/15/2014 5:38:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 11 1 0 The Bat trains Barbara to be batgirl under promise not to go it alone till she's ready. However, Babs must choose to obey Batman or defy orders when r...
by bobashep on 10/14/2014 9:14:00 PM
X-Men: No More Humans (2014) HC 1 0 During the House of M storyline, the Scarlett Witch went a little crazy and made a hex that wiped out most of the mutant population. Now, in the first...
by bobashep on 10/14/2014 8:40:00 PM
Spider-Man Holiday Special (1995) 1 1 0 For a holiday special, the stories are actually quite good. The art is very 1990s, but enjoyable. (I really think that comic art in the 90’s had way...
by bobashep on 10/13/2014 5:49:00 PM
Marvel Holiday Special (1991-Present) 2007 1 0 The Pros: The AIM story that runs throughout the entire issue, the freakin’ hilarious Fin Fang Foom story, and a very interesting tale about Ben Gri...
by bobashep on 10/13/2014 5:44:00 PM
Star Trek (1989-1996) 21 1 0 Despite the fact that this plot has been done to death, the twists and turns make this conclusion really pop. I actually like it. Not the best ever do...
by bobashep on 10/13/2014 5:40:00 PM
Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special (2009-Present) 1 1 0 A retelling of the classic story “The Monkey’s Paw.” The storyteller goes on to tell the story of Sal. Sal has come into possession of the paw...
by bobashep on 10/11/2014 11:07:00 PM
The Best of Judge Dredd 1 0 What you will not get in this book are complete stories. On no less than 3 occasions, the action end with a ‘to be continued’ and a tiny blurb tha...
by bobashep on 10/11/2014 11:04:00 PM
Wytches (2014-Present) 1 1 0 perfect beginning to a great horror story which is writer Scott Snyder's best type of writing. Jock on art adds to the mood and brings his amazing tal...
by mindtrickdmedia on 10/11/2014 2:12:00 AM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 6 1 0 This tale was expertly crafted. There are lots of great ‘easter egg’ moments. The art is superb although, I am not a fan of this issue’s cover. ...
by bobashep on 10/9/2014 9:17:00 PM
Marvel Preview (1975-1981) 7 1 0 1st appearance of Rocket Raccoon! Whoa!
by Masked Marvel on 10/8/2014 11:58:00 PM
New Avengers (2013-Present) HC Vol 3 1 0 While you still need to read Infinity to reason understand and appreciate what’s going on here, but the third volume of New Avengers is a much easie...
by bobashep on 10/8/2014 6:50:00 PM
New Avengers (2013-Present) HC Vol 2 1 0 Usually when DC or Marvel has a big sweeping epic like Infinity or Secret Wars, the publisher in an attempt to cash in, will tie-in as many titles as ...
by bobashep on 10/7/2014 5:42:00 PM
Deadpool (2012-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 I’m completely hooked on Deadpool now! I hope to find more of his stuff very soon. I want it all- back issues, tees, action figures, the Deadpool An...
by bobashep on 10/5/2014 12:10:00 AM
Bongo Comics Free-for-All! (FCBD) 2014 1 0 Bongo Comics always does a superior job with their Free Comic Book Day selections. Bongo owns the licenses to the Matt Groening properties so every ye...
by bobashep on 10/4/2014 10:32:00 AM
Boy Commandos (1973) 2 1 0 Sadly, Boy Commandos only lasted 2 issues in its ‘revival.’ Years later, DC did finally reprint most of the Boy Commandos stories in a premium har...
by bobashep on 10/4/2014 10:04:00 AM
Axe Cop (2012) One-Shot 1 0 I first learned of Axe Cop about 3 years ago. I feel in love with the back story and thought that this insanity was shear brilliance. Last year, Axe C...
by bobashep on 10/3/2014 11:22:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 5 1 0 The ending has a unique twist and I like twist endings. But I also like really good art. So, if your artwork can’t help me distinguish who’s who a...
by bobashep on 10/2/2014 7:15:00 PM
Legends of the DC Universe (1998-2001) 4 1 0 while I applaud the use of William Messner-Loebs as the writer of this 2-parter, the other big name that I am use to is nowhere to be found. That pers...
by bobashep on 10/2/2014 7:13:00 PM
Adventure Comics (1938-1983) 465 1 0 Not all comics are created with the same love and attention that it deserves. This 1979 Adventure Comic is a gigantic flop! Yes, I have said how 80 an...
by bobashep on 10/1/2014 8:57:00 PM
Snake Eyes: Declassified 1 1 0 The art was good but the story was a little hard to follow and the script was a little clunky and forced. Overall a good telling of the origin story w...
by Gatorray on 10/1/2014 8:21:00 PM
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