Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
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
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 (2010) 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 (2012-2014) 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