Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Spider-Man (1990-1998) 2 1 0 Like #1, the pacing and story is terrific. I thought the art was a little better here than that issue. Perhaps that was a little rushed, who's to say....
by Blue Jackets Fan on 6/20/2017 6:48:00 PM
Spider-Man (1990-1998) 1 4 1 I'm re-reading this for the first time since the original read - approximately 25 or so years ago. I'm not as impressed with the artwork now as I was ...
by Blue Jackets Fan on 6/20/2017 6:32:00 PM
Suicide Squad/ Banana Splits Special 1 1 0 This book was a pleasant surprise. I really didn't think the Banana Splits were worthy of a reboot. Plus, I wasn't sure if having Snagglepuss get oute...
by bobashep on 6/16/2017 12:15:00 PM
Legion of Super Heroes/ Bugs Bunny Special 1 1 0 A member of the Legion of Super-Heroes is fighting for their life thanks to a mystery virus. Brainiac 5 determines that the only way to save his comra...
by bobashep on 6/15/2017 5:59:00 PM
Vision (2016-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 This book is creepy. There's something serious wrong with the Vision's wife, Virginia. Plus, the whole dynamic of an android family trying to fit into...
by bobashep on 6/14/2017 4:46:00 PM
Dark Days: The Forge 1 1 0 Snyder at his best
by The_War_Doctor on 6/14/2017 9:09:00 AM
Psychoanalysis EC Comics 1-4 HC 1 0 The premise of Psychoanalysis was pretty revolutionary. Each chapter revolved around a patient of an unnamed therapist know only as The Psychiatrist. ...
by bobashep on 6/13/2017 6:29:00 PM
Superman: The Silver Age Dailies (2013-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 The Silver Age Dailies, Volume 1 features artwork from some of the most legendary Superman artists of the era. Wayne Boring, Stan Kaye, and Curt Swan ...
by bobashep on 6/12/2017 1:13:00 PM
Rivers Of London Detective Stories 1 1 0 Though this is the first of a new miniseries, the story has an acceptable enough ending. There is no true cliffhangers at issue’s end. So if the rea...
by bobashep on 6/11/2017 5:28:00 PM
Judge Dredd Funko Universe 1 1 0 Have you not been able to read AD2000 with your kids because they weren’t old enough yet? IDW’s Judge Dredd Funko Universe is a one-shot that die-...
by bobashep on 6/10/2017 7:34:00 PM
Underdog (FCBD 2017) 1 1 0 American Mythology is doing a fantastic job bringing back classic cartoons and TV shows back to the new generation of readers. I'm really looking forw...
by bobashep on 6/9/2017 1:03:00 PM
Batman Beyond (2016-Present) 7 1 0 The fight scenes and character design make this issue, even if it seems like a story we have watched/read before in the Batman Beyond concept. An able...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 9:24:00 PM
Batman Beyond (2016-Present) 6 1 0 Decent artwork in general, and well designed fight scenes in particular, gets this issue a high score. Add to that it manages to be just enough classi...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 9:01:00 PM
Suicide Squad (2016-Present) 18 1 0 Some decent artwork that fits this particular story in several panels makes this issue a slight improvement on its predecessor. The story itself is co...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 8:35:00 PM
Suicide Squad (2016-Present) 17 1 0 For a moment at least, we get to see Zod as one of Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad. That itself is worth reading. The action moves quickly in this issue...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 8:11:00 PM
Suicide Squad (2016-Present) 16 1 0 Like so many titles in DC Rebirth, this issue takes a more classic, pre-New 52 interpretation of characters. In this case, Amanda Waller and her Suici...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 7:24:00 PM
Green Lanterns (2016-Present) 23 1 0 A fast, improving continuation of the "Lost in Space" story. The issue is at its best during comical moments, which comprises most of it. These involv...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 6:26:00 PM
Green Lanterns (2016-Present) 22 1 0 A pretty good introduction to Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and her team up with Green Lantern Simon Baz, for someone (like me) who hasn't read about her...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 6:03:00 PM
Superman (2016- Present) 13 1 0 A satisfying conclusion to a 2-issue story. Any fanboy who loves Frankenstein, Bride, and SHADE should read it. Like the issue that proceeded it, the ...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 4:26:00 PM
Superman (2016- Present) 12 1 0 Great to see Frankenstein and SHADE back again in DC Comics. The story is fast paced and there's plenty of action here. However, the conventional acti...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 4:03:00 PM
Superman (2016- Present) 7 2 0 Fans of Superman are mostly happy to see Supes back to being light-hearted and fun after the more edgy New 52 run. I personally am a fan of either, bu...
by Icarus27k on 6/7/2017 3:41:00 PM
Super Sons 2 1 0 This issue is moving right along the first arc in one of the best titles of DC's Rebirth event. The Jonathan Kent Superboy is one of the best characte...
by Icarus27k on 6/6/2017 1:02:00 AM
Super Sons 1 1 0 Almost a perfect debut issue. Reading it feels like you're reading the first issue of a long series starring fan favorite characters. It reminds me of...
by Icarus27k on 6/6/2017 12:35:00 AM
Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2016) HC 1 0 Jeff Parker returns to the Batman '66 universe in this 2016 crossover! All of your classic television favorites are here including Batgirl, Egghead, N...
by bobashep on 6/5/2017 5:54:00 PM
Wonder Woman Special Edition (FCBD 2017) 1 1 0 The artwork is beautiful, perfect for a Wonder Woman story. Soft colors, rounded corners, almost painting-like. This gets a high score based on that a...
by Icarus27k on 6/3/2017 4:22:00 AM
Jessica Jones: Alias TP Vol 2 1 0 Jessica Jones is hired to find a missing girl in upstate New York. For the most part, the town is glad she's there to help. But as the detective digs ...
by bobashep on 5/31/2017 4:55:00 PM
Secret Path GN 1 0 Comics can be used as a force for cultural change and societal awareness. Secret Path calls attention to a grim chapter in recent Canadian history. It...
by grfanboy on 5/31/2017 1:40:00 PM
Flash (2016-Present) 22 1 0 The cover of this issue spoils who returns. But just what is his role and does this mean the return of the Justice Society- that's something you'll ha...
by bobashep on 5/30/2017 10:12:00 PM
James Bond Service Special 1 1 0 Star Wars: Darth Vader’s Kieron Gillen pens an interesting James Bond adventure in this one-shot from Dynamite. The author does a masterful job capt...
by bobashep on 5/27/2017 11:28:00 PM
All-Star Batman (2016-Present) 10 1 0 Classic Scott Snyder Batman. It looks like Part 1 of a story that will make memorable additions to the mythos. The art is not as good as Snyder's form...
by Icarus27k on 5/27/2017 8:57:00 PM
Batman Beyond: Rebirth 1 2 0 If you've watched the Batman Beyond animated series, you'll notice this issue is a brief rehash of the concept. That's not necessarily a bad thing. It...
by Icarus27k on 5/27/2017 8:37:00 PM
Terms and Conditions GN 1 0 Call Ripley's because believe it or not someone actually turned Apple's iTunes user agreement into a graphic novel! That isn't the only thing that mak...
by grfanboy on 5/23/2017 10:14:00 PM
Wake (2013-2014) HC 2 0 The series as a whole has received some mixed reviews. Fans of Snyder and Murphy show their loyalty and others are left wanting. I'm not saying don't ...
by grfanboy on 5/23/2017 3:42:00 PM
Moon Knight (2016-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 I'm new to Moon Knight. Reading it mostly for Jeff Lemire as I continue to pick away at his large bibliography. I hit a snag though because I didn't t...
by grfanboy on 5/23/2017 3:19:00 PM
Batman (2016-Present) 22 1 0 After an illuminating journey through the timeline, the Flash and Batman return to the Bat Cave. Only, this isn't the Bruce Wayne Batman's secret base...
by bobashep on 5/22/2017 5:56:00 PM
Street Fighter V Wrestling Special (FCBD 2017) 1 1 0 I've never read a Street Fighter comic book before. But in the 90s, I would play marathon sessions with cousins and buddies in my neighborhood. What I...
by bobashep on 5/21/2017 8:54:00 PM
Showcase (1956-1978) 4 1 0 The incredible ish' that ushered in the Silver Age of comics. I know most modern comic readers have no tolerance for comics this old but how do you kn...
by grfanboy on 5/19/2017 12:24:00 AM
Nameless (2015) HC Vol 1 1 0 Mayan and Polynesian mythology? That's fine but don't expect me to get it. A rating of 7 for the questions that linger. Morrison and Burnham put a lot...
by grfanboy on 5/18/2017 10:39:00 PM
Flash (2016-Present) 21 1 0 Another thrilling chapter of 'the Button.' More of the highly controversial New 52 is undone and above all, the Pre-New 52 timeline is returned to can...
by bobashep on 5/18/2017 9:32:00 PM
Batman (2016-Present) 21 1 0 When this book dropped last month, a lot of fans where upset that this opening chapter of 'the Button' didn't do enough to move Rebirth storyline clos...
by bobashep on 5/17/2017 9:35:00 PM
Wonder Woman '77 Special (2015) TP Vol 1 1 0 One thing different from the TV series and these specials are the use of Wonder Woman's Rogue's Gallery. If I'm not mistaken, none of them appeared on...
by bobashep on 5/14/2017 5:49:00 PM
Batman: Death by Design (2012) GN 1 0 Anybody who has read Batman for any length of time knows that Gotham City is very much a character in and of itself. This is a story of who has a say ...
by grfanboy on 5/12/2017 9:32:00 PM
Avengers (2010-2012) HC Vol 1 1 0 Just about everyone's favorite characters is here- Wolverine, Captain America, Steve Rogers, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, EVEN Spider-man. It’s a time-t...
by bobashep on 5/12/2017 4:10:00 PM
Fight Club 2 (2015-Present) HC 1 0 "The first rule of Fight Club is: You don't talk about Fight Club." Yes, there first was a novel and yes, I strongly urge you to read it before you si...
by grfanboy on 5/11/2017 7:06:00 PM
New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract TP 1 0 The Titans have recently added a new member to their ranks for the first time since reforming. But it's their downfall, as newcomer Terra, is actually...
by bobashep on 5/11/2017 5:25:00 PM
Astonishing Thor (2011) HC 1 0 This 2011 miniseries wasn't very well received when it first came out. That's probably why I found this book for a steal at my local comic book store....
by bobashep on 5/10/2017 8:44:00 PM
Robin Hood (2007) GN 1 0 This book is just one of several graphic novels published by Stone Arch Books based on famous legends and classic novels. If they are anything like th...
by bobashep on 5/10/2017 8:40:00 PM
I Hate Image (FCBD 2017) 1 1 0 by far the best FCBD book of 2017, this series is so funny
by mgiger on 5/10/2017 8:31:00 AM
Jessica Jones: Alias TP Vol 1 1 0 The ground-breaking series that inspired Netflix's Jessica Jones. Brian Michael Bendis pens this series that puts the Max in Marvel Max. It's some ver...
by bobashep on 5/8/2017 7:55:00 PM
Spread (2014-Present) 1 1 0 Such a promising series but I couldn't get past the red, fangy, Venom-like goop. Silly, I know. I'm being subjective. I do like macho-man No and the C...
by grfanboy on 5/5/2017 12:32:00 AM
Silver Surfer (1982) 1 1 0 A great one-shot detailing the sacrifice (as well as redemption) of Norrin Radd and the genesis of the Silver Surfer, Galactus' mightiest herald. The ...
by grfanboy on 5/4/2017 11:22:00 PM
Animal Man (1988-1995) 1 1 0 An everyman's superhero. The setup is awesome. Buddy Baker, family man and part-time superhero wants to take it to the next level by committing to fig...
by grfanboy on 5/4/2017 2:28:00 PM
Akira (1988-1995) 1 2 1 Akira turns 35 this year so I thought a first-time pilgrimage through the whole series was in order. Clearly, I'm dealing with a masterpiece here. Is ...
by grfanboy on 5/4/2017 1:37:00 PM
Criminal Macabre/The Goon: When Freaks Collide 1 1 0 Stuck in a dimension in-between Cal and the Goon's two worlds, our heroes will meet in typical comic book: first they'll battle, then figure out what'...
by bobashep on 5/3/2017 8:50:00 PM
Underwater Welder GN 2 0 The introduction likened the graphic novel to an episode of The Twilight Zone and I absolutely agree. Luckily, the underwater welder wasn't handed a d...
by grfanboy on 5/2/2017 11:03:00 PM
G.I. Joe Origins Omnibus (2014) TP Vol 2 1 0 Writers Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, and Merrill Hagan explore the beginnings of Snow Job, Ripcord, and Zartan in the opening chapters of the G.I.Joe Or...
by bobashep on 5/1/2017 6:24:00 PM
G.I. Joe Origins Omnibus (2014) TP Vol 1 1 0 There are 2 people you call on if you want to reboot the G.I. Joe franchise to reflect a more modern era war on terror: Larry Hama and Chuck Dixon. ...
by bobashep on 4/30/2017 8:12:00 PM
Batman (2011-2016) HC Vol 10 1 0 Scott Snyder closes out his epic run on Batman in this final volume of the New 52! As Gotham City rebuilds from Mister Bloom's reign of terr...
by bobashep on 4/30/2017 7:19:00 PM
Rocket Girl (2013-Present) 1 2 0 Stop in the name of the law! It's been a while since issue 7 hit the newsstands. December 2015 actually, and then... nothing. I can hardly believe the...
by grfanboy on 4/29/2017 1:47:00 AM
Batman (2011-2016) HC Vol 9 1 0 There's a terrifying new villain in Gotham City. Calling himself Mister Bloom, this new enemy is supplying the gangs of Gotham with bio-engineered 'se...
by bobashep on 4/28/2017 2:02:00 PM
Doctor Bananas, Monkey Magician 1 1 0 He's a doctor... He's a magician... He's a monkey... In facts, he's all three things rolled into one and he's tons of fun too. D...
by bobashep on 4/28/2017 2:00:00 PM
New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito (2006) TP 1 0 Recently, I've been trying to clear my bookcases of things that I amassed but wasn't 100% sure if after I did, that I'd want to keep it. This volume w...
by bobashep on 4/26/2017 5:43:00 PM
Sculptor (2015) HC 1 0 Just the right amount of drama to fantasy. I literally got lost in the story. I'm throwing this out there but I believe this is Scott McCloud's magnum...
by grfanboy on 4/25/2017 11:35:00 PM
Batman (2011-2016) TP Vol 9 1 0 There's a terrifying new villain in Gotham City. Calling himself Mister Bloom, this new enemy is supplying the gangs of Gotham with bio-engineered 'se...
by bobashep on 4/24/2017 5:17:00 PM
Batman (2011-2016) HC Vol 8 1 0 When it was revealed a few years back that Commisioner Gordon would be the next Batman, I felt like Gordon did: it was the stupidest idea I've ever he...
by bobashep on 4/23/2017 7:49:00 PM
Manifest Destiny (2013-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 As a History Major I am really getting a kick out of Chris Dingess' revision of the Lewis and Clark mythos. I wonder what my college profs would think...
by grfanboy on 4/17/2017 11:41:00 PM
God is Dead (2013-Present) 1 2 0 Laughable in my opinion. Was Hickman going through some old notebooks from his adolescence and thought he had a winner? Bringing a pantheon of gods an...
by grfanboy on 4/14/2017 10:49:00 PM
Trees (2014-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Another Image series bites the dust. Cancellation or creator-owned hiatus? Not sure. What I do know is that this series is AMAZING. A unique premise ...
by grfanboy on 4/12/2017 11:52:00 PM
Joe the Barbarian (2010-2011) 1 2 0 It's so cool these guys got together for a project. How about the wordless panels? Despite the lack of text the storytelling is profoundly voluminous....
by grfanboy on 4/9/2017 1:40:00 AM
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Giants (2016-2017) 3 1 0 Me and a friend stopped in a comic shop on lunch break one day looking for x-wing miniatures and by chance this book caught my eye. It really brought...
by shatterstone on 4/8/2017 5:32:00 PM
Fanboys vs. Zombies (2012-2013) 1 3 4 There is plenty of dumb humor to go around. That's precisely the point. Sometimes I don't want to think too much while I'm reading. The series is load...
by grfanboy on 4/7/2017 12:34:00 AM
March (2013-Present) GN Vol 3 1 0 Is the John Lewis' March Trilogy akin to Art Spiegelman's Maus? Absolutely. I even dare say it will find its place among the Top 10 Best Graphic Novel...
by grfanboy on 4/7/2017 12:04:00 AM
Jughead: The Hunger 1 1 0 Jughead Jones gets the short end of the stick again in another alternate world of Riverdale. He's a good sport though! With no disrespect to Frank Tie...
by grfanboy on 4/6/2017 12:18:00 AM
Sweet Tooth (2009-2013) TP Vol 1 1 0 At long last! I picked up Lemire's acclaimed series. I'm on my way fulfilling a civic duty as a citizen of comicdom. Isn't Gus is so pathetic? You can...
by grfanboy on 4/3/2017 10:58:00 PM
Ex Machina (2004-2010) 1 1 0 I would absolutely vote Hundred for mayor, maybe even president. Of course, I'll first need to know where he stands on the issues like media censorshi...
by grfanboy on 4/3/2017 10:10:00 PM
Spire (2015-2016) 1 1 0 I judge books by the cover. All. The. Time. Someone is wagging their finger at me right now. A cool fist ish'. I'm always looking for great techniques...
by grfanboy on 4/3/2017 4:07:00 PM
Star Trek Gold Key 100 Page Spectacular 1 1 0 This was a very interesting read, especially the essay at the end of this volume that delves into the backstory behind the early days of the very firs...
by bobashep on 4/2/2017 11:04:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (2015-Present) 25 1 0 The only thing about this ish' that got my blood really pumping was... wait for it... wait for it... THE SUPERIOR OCTOPUS! I absolutely loved the Supe...
by grfanboy on 3/28/2017 2:18:00 AM
Couriers (2003-2005) GN Vol 1 1 0 I warmed up to this graphic novel after sitting down with it for a second time. The art falls on the side of Manga which is generally not my favorite ...
by grfanboy on 3/28/2017 2:03:00 AM
Incredible Hulk (2000-2008) TP Vol 2 1 0 The first half of this book was excellent. I liked the whole set-up of having Bruce be stuck in a hostage situation, unable to Hulk-out without seriou...
by bobashep on 3/27/2017 7:33:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 24 1 0 J'onn J'onzz finds himself being hunted and turns to the Mystery Gang for help. The Martian Manhunter has become the target of a pair of clandestine a...
by bobashep on 3/27/2017 7:00:00 PM
Faith (2016) TP 1 0 A feminist comic that doesn't get very preachy and doesn't seem to be anti-men. Faith doesn't always need help to save the day but when she does, she'...
by bobashep on 3/25/2017 11:25:00 PM
Tom Strong's Terrific Tales TP Vol 2 1 0 Alan Moore and friends bring to a close Tom Strong's Terrific Tales. The biggest disappointment are the Jonni Future stories. It's not that these s...
by bobashep on 3/24/2017 10:13:00 PM
Avengers: The Origin (2010) 1 1 0 I like origin stories and I think they can offer some unique insights into the characters background. But, what if they merely retell the exact s...
by bobashep on 3/22/2017 10:20:00 PM
Avengers: The Origin (2010) 2 1 0 What a fantastic cover. No wonder Iron Man created his Hulk Buster armor! In issue 2, Thor thinks he knows whose behind the Hulk’s rampage and ...
by bobashep on 3/22/2017 10:14:00 PM
Deadpool (2016-Present) TP Vol 4 1 0 The first storyline was classic Deadpool! It's crazy funny and a shining moment in a era of Marvel that's been sub-par at best. But why does Gerry Dug...
by bobashep on 3/22/2017 10:03:00 PM
Nobody, The HC 1 0 A wonderful spin on the literary classic, The Invisible Man. All the weird things about a small town like Large Mouth are kept under wraps. Ironic, hu...
by grfanboy on 3/22/2017 2:12:00 AM
Chew (2009-2016) 1 1 0 11 Stars. Gotta say, this is one of the best starts to a comic I've ever read. There is proof in the Eisner Award it received for Best New Series in 2...
by grfanboy on 3/22/2017 1:02:00 AM
Northlanders (2008-2012) 9 1 0 I missed the rollout of this series when I was off comics for a while. I'm waiting on a friend of mine who LARPs to start reading it before I delve de...
by grfanboy on 3/21/2017 9:40:00 PM
Deadpool (2016-Present) TP Vol 3 1 0 Acting impulsively (as always) upon some clues as to who killed his parents (IT WAS DEADPOOL!), Deadpool tracks down Sabretooth (who was there, but di...
by bobashep on 3/20/2017 7:01:00 PM
Slam (2016) 1 1 0 I'm still on a bender of reading comics with female leads. This one is about women's roller derby. More than that it's about the drama on and off the ...
by grfanboy on 3/19/2017 12:37:00 AM
Batman (1940-2011) 253 1 0 Two of my favorite characters come together!
by RichWA68 on 3/17/2017 4:25:00 PM
Descender (2015-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 I love virtually any media featuring artificial intelligence so when I saw Jeff Lemire was doing a new comic (a couple years ago) with robots I was al...
by grfanboy on 3/17/2017 12:29:00 AM
Five Weapons (2013-2014) 1 1 0 A not-so-serious forerunner to Deadly Class. Why does everyone always pick on the new kid at school? It's a pretty clever com actually. I had to chuck...
by grfanboy on 3/16/2017 11:31:00 PM
Deadpool (2016-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 Untold tales of the non-Deadpool members of the Mercs for Money, a super-sized anniversary issue, an all-Spanish tale starring Massacre: the Mexican D...
by bobashep on 3/16/2017 6:49:00 PM
Monstress (2015-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 One of the most whimsical comics I've ever read. This is quite an amalgamation of genres. The fantasy element is most prevalent followed by steampunk ...
by grfanboy on 3/15/2017 11:18:00 PM
Pretty Deadly (2013-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 I can hear the passing tumbleweed and taste the arid desert dust. With as many supernatural beings walking around I thought at first I might be readin...
by grfanboy on 3/15/2017 10:08:00 PM
Empty Zone (2015-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 You're a boss when your name is the only one printed on the cover. I can see why the Kickstarter for this project went well beyond its goal. If you've...
by grfanboy on 3/14/2017 1:27:00 AM
Rick and Morty (2015-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 This volume was crazy. I enjoyed it, though I've never seen the show. Has this made me want to turn on Adult Swim and binge watch it till the cows com...
by bobashep on 3/12/2017 9:12:00 PM
Tom Strong's Terrific Tales TP Vol 1 1 0 Tom Strong's Terrific Tales was a fun journey back to the days of pulp heroes, lusty adventurers, and fantastical scientists. I found this and it's co...
by bobashep on 3/12/2017 9:09:00 PM