Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 15 1 0 The penultimate issue of this series of Doctor Who. It's not without thrills, chills, laughs, and a shocking twist or two. Unfortunately, the twists w...
by bobashep on 12/3/2016 10:29:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 14 1 0 Nazis... Poisonous fog... assassination plots...Silurians... Fezzes! It's an adventure that could only star the Eleventh Doctor and his companions Amy...
by bobashep on 12/2/2016 10:13:00 PM
Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi (2015) HC 1 0 The story was everything I wanted in a prequel to Get Jiro! The art... well, let`s just say I missed Langdon Foss. A bit cartoon-like for my taste. Re...
by grfanboy on 12/2/2016 12:31:00 AM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 13 1 0 A great opening chapter. The writing is quite good but the art is awfully abstract. Why IDW wouldn't use an artist capable of doing more photo-realist...
by bobashep on 12/1/2016 11:14:00 PM
Doctor Strange (2015-Present) 1 1 0 I finally took notice of this series after a friend recommended it to me. My love for Chris Bachalo goes way back and Jason Aaron of course is amazing...
by grfanboy on 11/29/2016 11:06:00 PM
Get Jiro! (2012) GN 1 0 Badass! I inadvertently had to put this done twice and come back it. This was a great way to go since the plot development was robust (and no issue b...
by grfanboy on 11/29/2016 12:49:00 AM
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 Another thrilling chapter into the backstory of Darth Vader's life between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. While the first volume felt a little to...
by bobashep on 11/28/2016 9:10:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 12 1 0 Titled 'Silent Knight', this issue goes full GI Joe #21 as there are no words or sound effects in this story at all with exception of a small Christma...
by bobashep on 11/27/2016 10:25:00 PM
Super Powers (2016-Present) 1 1 0 This new Super Powers series was lots of fun. I love the team of Baltazar and Franco. They craft stories that are funny and exciting for kids with jus...
by bobashep on 11/26/2016 10:59:00 PM
Wonder Woman (2011-2016) 49 1 0 The art is, as always very good. I need to go back a handful of issues, and get a better picture of what's going on (started at 47). Diana seems more ...
by dix on 11/26/2016 10:29:00 PM
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 This series is a strange combination of Classic Star Wars meets the new trilogy with an unsettling amount of Disney-esque touches. I mean, I am thrill...
by bobashep on 11/26/2016 1:03:00 AM
DC Comics Presents (1978-1986) Annual 2 1 0 First appearance of Superwoman
by Masked Marvel on 11/25/2016 1:08:00 PM
Wonder Woman (2011-2016) 48 1 0 Very good art as usual with Wonder Woman, but the story is a lot better than the last issue. Doctor Maru (now Doctor Poison) is out smarting Cyborg an...
by dix on 11/25/2016 1:21:00 AM
Wonder Woman (2011-2016) 47 1 0 Love the art, and the story isn't bad, but nothing special. I do like a story that is contained in a single issue though. I like Cheetah, but this was...
by dix on 11/25/2016 1:08:00 AM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 9 2 0 A fun story that was classic Doctor Who. The art was pretty good in this issue. Some images of Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill actually l...
by bobashep on 11/23/2016 4:41:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 10 1 0 An interesting story that seems to have copied elements from 12th Doctor Neil Gaiman tale The Doctor's Wife, a Fourth Doctor yarn called Meglos, and t...
by bobashep on 11/23/2016 4:41:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 11 1 0 Trapped in an alien asylum, the Doctor and the Ponds find themselves in quite the predicament. The inmates, who have had their minds transplanted into...
by bobashep on 11/23/2016 4:41:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 8 2 0 Funny but a bit confusing. That’s time travel for you. Oh, and this issue introduces the most unusual Doctor Who companion this side of Frobis...
by bobashep on 11/23/2016 4:41:00 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean (2016) 2 1 0 Like issue one, it is a really fun read, with great art, and great characterizations. Love it. They once again have Sparrow perfect.
by dix on 11/23/2016 1:06:00 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean (2016) 1 1 0 They captured Captain Jack Sparrow quite well, and the art is delightful. Full ten for really, really fun read.
by dix on 11/23/2016 1:06:00 AM
World Of Archie: Halloween Special (HCF 2015) 1 1 0 Kids of all ages will delight if they receive this mini-comic in their trick-or-treat bucket. Parents won't have anything to disapprove of either. The...
by bobashep on 11/19/2016 10:19:00 PM
Seven To Eternity (2016-Present) 2 1 0 This one goes from good art and interesting story for part of the book, to chaos I can hardly follow. It's too bad, because it has a lot of potential,...
by dix on 11/17/2016 11:31:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 9 2 0 A fun story that was classic Doctor Who. The art was pretty good in this issue. Some images of Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill actually l...
by bobashep on 11/15/2016 8:40:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 8 2 0 The funny but a bit confusing. That’s time travel for you. Oh, and this issue introduces the most unusual Doctor Who companion this side of Fr...
by bobashep on 11/14/2016 8:27:00 PM
Skybourne (2016 - Present) 2 1 0 I like this book a lot. The art is great, and the story is even better. It has very good characters, and although General Morger is really cliché, an...
by dix on 11/13/2016 11:40:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 7 1 0 Another fun chapter in IDW's 2011-2012 run of 11th Doctor adventures. With the crazy cliffhanger, I can't wait for the next chapter to see what hi-jin...
by bobashep on 11/13/2016 8:28:00 PM
Occupy Avengers 1 1 0 Good art, but a little too much "wo is me" in the story. Still, the writing is pretty good other than that, and I want to see who the crazies in the h...
by dix on 11/13/2016 7:17:00 PM
Eclipse (2016-Present) 3 1 0 I'm still not very keen on the art/color style, but the story has got me. The series is well written, with a story I honestly look forward to followin...
by dix on 11/12/2016 11:05:00 PM
Doctor Who (2011-2012) 6 1 0 This opening chapter looks to be a fun Doctor Who adventure. The writing by 2000 A.D.’s Tony Lee captures the Doctor, Amy, and Rory very well. The S...
by bobashep on 11/12/2016 4:21:00 PM
Alex+Ada (2013-2015) 1 2 0 This series was recommended to me by the manager of my local comic shop. Awesome first ish'. The amount of future tech depicted is extensive. I'm remi...
by grfanboy on 11/11/2016 12:54:00 AM
Serenity: No Power In The 'Verse (2016) 1 1 0 The art is rather average, and the story, so far anyway, uninspired. Sure they are on hard times. but stealing toilet paper, give me a break.
by dix on 11/10/2016 9:05:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (2015-Present) 15 1 0 The art and story stay right on par with the previous issues, but this issue gets a boost from the Mary Jane Spider-Chick. The costume is cool, and sh...
by dix on 11/10/2016 9:02:00 PM
Superman (2016- Present) 9 1 0 They don't explain where it is Supes and son end up, but it was interesting. Mix up WWII with dinosaurs, and whatever the other beasties were, and it ...
by dix on 11/8/2016 9:34:00 PM
Superman (2016- Present) 7 1 0 This issue was a lot of fun. Excellent art as usual, but a nice, laid back, family fun at the fair story. Very well written. Of course Superman has to...
by dix on 11/8/2016 9:34:00 PM
Superman (2016- Present) 6 1 0 Issues 5 and 6still have the great art, but I think they carried on this story line, and especially the battle, too long.
by dix on 11/8/2016 9:26:00 PM
Doctor Strange: Sorcerers Supreme (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Like the series the lead up to this, the art isn't very good. The story is pretty chaotic in this first issue. Disappointing to say the least. I miss ...
by dix on 11/8/2016 9:20:00 PM
Secret Origins Special 1 2 0 I am always game for a Batman villain-centric comic. This one covers Penguin, Riddler, and Two-Face, each done by a different creative crew making for...
by grfanboy on 11/6/2016 11:41:00 PM
DC Universe: Decisions 2 1 0 After Green Arrow's impromptu endorsement of a presidential candidate, things come to a head between Ollie Queen and Hal Jordan. Meanwhile, as mor...
by bobashep on 11/5/2016 10:28:00 PM
DC Universe: Decisions 1 1 0 I had heard from friends that this miniseries from 2008 was really preachy. Maybe it gets that way in the later issues, but this opening issue didn’...
by bobashep on 11/3/2016 11:34:00 PM
Tick (FCBD) 2016 1 0 There was also a short story involving Tick and Arthur and it was okay but not memorable. No, really, I don’t remember anything about it only that i...
by bobashep on 11/2/2016 6:06:00 PM
Tick (FCBD) 2015 1 0 This FCBD issue was much more enjoyable than this years. All three stories were quite funny and enjoyable. And memorable too! I still love the ...
by bobashep on 11/2/2016 6:04:00 PM
Spider-Man: The Short Halloween (2009) HC 1 0 I enjoyed all of these segments but they just don't hold a candle to the Short Halloween. Lately the best Marvel stories have been told by non-Marvel ...
by bobashep on 10/31/2016 11:14:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (2015-Present) 20 1 0 It's true! Doc Oct is back from the virtual world he resided in since Peter reclaimed his own body. This ish' lays out exactly how it all went down. I...
by grfanboy on 10/31/2016 9:41:00 PM
Clone Conspiracy 1 1 0 I think I've been waiting for an event like this since Superior Spider-Man ended but wasn't really conscious of that fact until now. And bonus... Arti...
by grfanboy on 10/31/2016 1:59:00 AM
Superman (2016- Present) 4 1 0 I've been enjoying this series a lot, but the story here is getting a little strange. The art is still excellent though, and it's got some awesome pag...
by dix on 10/30/2016 11:43:00 PM
The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade (2016- Present) 1 1 0 I can understand why Batman loses hope for a Robin beyond reproach. Brutal. That's the elephant in the room for this ish'. A straight up sad ending fo...
by grfanboy on 10/30/2016 9:39:00 PM
Deadman: Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love 1 1 0 A Gothic love story set in the modern day with some spooks, chills, and things to go bump in the night.
by bobashep on 10/30/2016 7:31:00 PM
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps (2016-Present) 7 1 0 Well, this was an interesting issue. Art and story still great. Hal heroically goes up like a nuke to take out Sinestro, but, did he win? The remnants...
by dix on 10/30/2016 6:55:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 19 1 0 This issue of Scooby-Doo Team-Up was a lot of fun. Dozens of magically powered characters from over 75-years of DC Comics pop up for cameos in this. M...
by bobashep on 10/30/2016 6:44:00 PM
Disney Giant Halloween Hex 1 1 0 I truly wish Disney would make IDW produce new stories. There's supposed to be a Duck Tales revival coming soon and this special devoted to Magica wou...
by bobashep on 10/30/2016 12:10:00 AM
American Vampire: Second Cycle (2014-2016) 1 1 0 After reading this ish' I'm super psyched about getting into the entire American Vampire franchise. I've never read any vampire related comics before ...
by grfanboy on 10/29/2016 11:12:00 PM
Green Lanterns (2016-Present) 8 1 0 This is probably the closest we'll get this year to a DC Comics Halloween special and it was pretty enjoyable. There's lots of Halloween hi-jinks and ...
by bobashep on 10/29/2016 9:43:00 PM
Warlords Of Appalachia 1 1 0 I really liked this book! I normally don't care for the pseudo monochromatic coloring style, but the story and art in this book are great, and it didn...
by dix on 10/29/2016 4:58:00 PM
Harley's Little Black Book (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Love it. Good art, and the story is total hoot. Harley's crush on Wonder Woman is done very well. It is a great read!
by dix on 10/29/2016 2:43:00 AM
Moonshine (2016) 1 1 0 The art itself isn't bad, but the coloring scheme is very lame, and the story had potential, but is foul, and not worth another penny. The main charac...
by dix on 10/29/2016 2:37:00 AM
Amazing Spider-Man (2015-Present) 14 1 0 It's definitely getting better. How they will beat someone who has absorbed so many heroes powers, and seems to be able to just keep doing so? The art...
by dix on 10/29/2016 2:12:00 AM
Spider-Woman (2016-Present) 12 1 0 It has pretty good art, but I can't get into the story or characters, except Porcupine. Unfortunately, he isn't enough to pay $3.99 for. This issue wa...
by dix on 10/28/2016 11:47:00 PM
Micronauts (2016-Present) 5 1 0 Decent art, and an interesting read. I read #6 before #5, and those are the only ones I've read. I still don't get the "micro" part of it, but the cha...
by dix on 10/28/2016 11:27:00 PM
Emily's Secret Book of the Strange HC 1 0 The neat thing about about Emily's Secret Book of Strange is that some of it is printed in this kind of invisible ink. If you hold the book up to the ...
by bobashep on 10/28/2016 11:10:00 PM
Reborn (2016-Present) 1 2 0 I'm having a difficult time finding this amazing. Definitively have nothing ill to say about Capullo. He is golden. It's Millar's writing that I find ...
by grfanboy on 10/28/2016 12:49:00 AM
Elvira's House of Mystery (1986) 1 1 0 The House of Mystery has a new owner in Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Elvira’s House of Mystery #1 doubled as a 64-page Halloween Special. As s...
by bobashep on 10/27/2016 11:45:00 PM
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (1989) GN 3 0 The creators did an outstanding job of plopping Batman (and cast) square in the middle of the Victorian Era. Hell, even Joker made a quasi-appearance....
by grfanboy on 10/27/2016 12:50:00 PM
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994-1996) 10 1 0 It's Halloween day and the guys realize that despite that they are too old for trick or treating, it's a great opportunity to score some free candy......
by bobashep on 10/26/2016 10:38:00 PM
Green Valley (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Excellent book. The art is beautiful, the story is interesting, the characters are very cool, the quality of the book itself is very high class. It on...
by dix on 10/25/2016 10:06:00 PM
Doctor Strange: The Oath (2006-2007) 1 1 0 Great story, amazing art, and awesome supporting characters like Night Nurse: it all adds up to the perfect formula to get Doctor Strange: The Oath on...
by bobashep on 10/25/2016 9:42:00 AM
Prototype (1993-1995) 1 1 0 The art isn't bad, but the story is terrible. I detest corporate idiots, and that is the characters in this book. Not a single one to like.
by dix on 10/25/2016 1:43:00 AM
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2006) TP 1 0 I do a much more comprehensive review for my weekly column, Off the Top Shelf - Retro Reviews, for Outright Geekery (at this website http://www.outrig...
by Hordo on 10/24/2016 12:15:00 PM
Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story (2013) HC 1 0 I wrote a more comprehensive review for Outright Geekery (at this website http://www.outrightgeekery.com/2016/10/04/the-fifth-beatle-the-brian-epstein...
by Hordo on 10/24/2016 12:12:00 PM
Joker (2008) HC 5 0 I do a much more comprehensive review for my weekly column, Off the Top Shelf - Retro Reviews, for Outright Geekery (at this website http://www.outrig...
by Hordo on 10/24/2016 12:02:00 PM
Web Warriors (2016-Present) 4 1 0 Every bit as good as issue 3. But wait, the coloring crew is a bit different. Jason Keith is still there, but has three different people with him. I'm...
by dix on 10/23/2016 10:18:00 PM
Web Warriors (2016-Present) 3 1 0 Great art, great writing, definitely my favorite Spider book. The coloring is gorgeous, I want to find some other books done by Jason Keith and Andrew...
by dix on 10/23/2016 10:18:00 PM
Cannibal (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Cannibal does a good job with the art and story setting up the swampy small town of Willow and her inhabitants. I feel like the creators did a good jo...
by Orangeuglad on 10/23/2016 5:43:00 PM
Frankenstein Mobster 0 1 0 Fun, funny, spooky, thrilling, and very refreshing, the Frankenstein Mobster breathes new life into a timeless legend.
by bobashep on 10/23/2016 12:51:00 PM
Kiss (2016) 1 1 0 A fun read. The story seems about what I would expect from KISS, world being suppressed, some nonconforming teens out to break free, and KISS will set...
by dix on 10/23/2016 1:45:00 AM
Eclipse (2016-Present) 2 1 0 The art work is still disappointing to me, but the story continues to get more interesting, so I guess I'll stick with it for a while.
by dix on 10/23/2016 1:38:00 AM
Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (1994) 1 1 0 This 1994 one-shot by Caliber Press seeks to recount the terrifying events of Mary Shelley's original novel without any of the trappings of Hollywood....
by bobashep on 10/22/2016 11:55:00 PM
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps (2016-Present) 6 1 0 The story is good all the way from #1, and the art is good. The one problem I have with this book is that both Hal Jordan and Sinestro are psychos. Si...
by dix on 10/21/2016 8:01:00 PM
Eclipse (2016-Present) 1 2 0 It's an interesting story, but the art isn't very good. Somehow, the writing lacks excitement, even when the action is happening. I have issue 2, but ...
by dix on 10/21/2016 7:57:00 PM
Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre: Fright Court TP 1 0 This was perhaps my least favorite collection of Supernatural Law comics. The earlier stuff, which was originally relegated to a 3-5 panel weekly stri...
by bobashep on 10/20/2016 11:36:00 PM
Star Trek Movie Special 1 1 0 The rule about Star Trek movies are that the even numbered films are good and the odd numbered films suck. Well, I think Star Trek III: The Search for...
by bobashep on 10/19/2016 9:53:00 PM
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994) TP 1 0 First of all, I love this book. The stories are great. The art is classic 80s/90s. I love the writing and there’s not a weak story in the bunch. I v...
by bobashep on 10/19/2016 9:21:00 PM
Reborn (2016-Present) 1 2 0 Fabulous book!! The art is beautiful! The change in coloration between the world, and what she finds after death really helps to separate what's going...
by dix on 10/18/2016 11:29:00 PM
Star Brand (1986-1989) Annual 1 1 0 The art is pretty middle of the road 80's, not bad, not great. Our hero, Ken Connell, is a simpering twit. By the time he decided whether or not he sh...
by dix on 10/18/2016 9:08:00 PM
Arrgh! (1974-1975) 3 1 0 Arrgh! was surely different than most horror titles from the 70s. For one thing, everything is tongue-in-cheek. DC was clearly better at horror, even ...
by bobashep on 10/17/2016 11:03:00 PM
The Hellblazer (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Do not like the character.
by dix on 10/17/2016 9:52:00 PM
Batman Beyond: Rebirth 1 1 0 Rebirth is better than the one issue I read earlier, but low on my list of Batman books. I dislike his costume a lot!
by dix on 10/17/2016 9:51:00 PM
Earth 2: Society (2015- Present) 16 1 0 Not a bad book, but the Ultra-Humanite has got to be one of the stupidest names for a bad guy I've ever heard.
by dix on 10/17/2016 9:48:00 PM
Johnny Red (2015-Present) 4 1 0 I love this series. The art suits it fabulously, and the story complex enough to stay interesting. The Brit in the Typhoon leading a Russian squadron ...
by dix on 10/17/2016 9:20:00 PM
Teen Titans: Rebirth 1 1 0 Nice art, and interesting new intro to the Teen Titans. What the heck is Robin up to, and who, or what, is that standing behind him on the last page.
by dix on 10/17/2016 9:13:00 PM
Spacehawk (1989-1993) 1 1 0 I only got this book because of the 'brain-bats' story this volume contains. I had read one of Wolverton’s 'brain-bat' stories in another comic or t...
by bobashep on 10/16/2016 10:51:00 PM
Batman: Unseen 5 1 0 The final confrontation between Batman and the Invisible Man. Only, this time, Batman too is see-through and he's geared with special goggles that all...
by bobashep on 10/15/2016 10:20:00 PM
Cyborg (2016-Present) 1 2 0 I almost blew it on this one. I stopped my subscription after just flipping through the first book (decided I'm subscribing to way too many), but when...
by dix on 10/15/2016 3:48:00 PM
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (2015-Present) 721 1 0 Being IDW Publishing's first issue since obtaining the Disney license from Gladstone/Gemstone, I was excited to see what new blood the company would a...
by bobashep on 10/14/2016 10:30:00 PM
Batman: Unseen 4 1 0 liked the action in this story. But the detective work was sloppy. The clue that Batman uncovers to discover who is behind a thug’s gruesome murder ...
by bobashep on 10/13/2016 10:56:00 PM
Batman: Unseen 3 1 0 Yes, once again Bruce Wayne is somehow responsible for creating another monster that stalks the innocent of Gotham City. So Black Mask, Mr. Freeze, an...
by bobashep on 10/13/2016 10:52:00 PM
Blue Beetle (2016-Present) 1 1 0 It's not a bad book, but I just can't stand Beetle's two squabbling friends, Beetle whines too much, and Kord is a halfwit. The art is good, but there...
by dix on 10/13/2016 1:15:00 AM
Seven To Eternity (2016-Present) 1 1 1 The story and art were a bit hard to follow early on, but both got better. The coloring was beautiful! The beginning of the story with the bad guy's m...
by dix on 10/13/2016 12:41:00 AM
Dark Souls (2016) 4 1 0 When I flipped through the book, I didn't think it was anything I'd keep reading, but once I got into it, I was hooked. I only have issue 4, so the st...
by dix on 10/12/2016 11:14:00 PM
Micronauts (2016-Present) 6 1 0 An enjoyable read. The art is good, and the story is tight enough that even though I've only read #6, it stood alone quite well. I don't get the "micr...
by dix on 10/12/2016 11:10:00 PM
Garbage Pail Kids: Puketacular (2014-Present) TP 1 0 The comics feature some of the most popular Garbage Pail Kids- Blasted Billy, Greaser Greg, and Nat Nerd and the ick factor is set to overload. But th...
by bobashep on 10/12/2016 10:05:00 PM