Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Nightwing (1996-2009) TP Vol 7 1 0 Chuck Dixon's writing on Nightwing is phenomenal as ever. I wish I could say the same about the art of Greg Land. Some pages, he's fantastic. In other...
by bobashep on 3/2/2024 6:27:00 PM
Death of Archie: A Life Celebrated (2014) TP 1 0 Reading the story wasn't really something I felt like I had to read. A chance find at Ollie's for only $2.99 was enough to entice me to give it a go. ...
by bobashep on 3/1/2024 5:28:00 PM
Beverly Hillbillies (1963-1971) 18 1 0 The stories were entertaining. While formulaic, they're not rocket science. I've wanted an issue of the series for a long time and this was worth the ...
by bobashep on 2/27/2024 8:47:00 PM
Archie's Valentine's Spectacular (2024) 1 1 0 I enjoyed this Valentine's special. It's just in danger of getting stale if the creators keep relying on magical representations of the embodiment of ...
by bobashep on 2/25/2024 8:54:00 PM
Frontline Combat (1995-1999) 9 1 0 From the letter from the Editor placed on the inside cover, this was to be the first of 7 issues devoted to the American Civil War. Readers had reques...
by bobashep on 2/25/2024 7:41:00 PM
DC's Harley Quinn Romances 1 1 0 More than half of the 8 stories inside stink, Stank, STUNK! I don't care a thing about the characters of Wildstorm. I didn't like them when they were ...
by bobashep on 2/18/2024 6:56:00 PM
Super Powers (1986) 4 1 0 Jack Kirby intended for the Hunger Dogs graphic novel to be the ending to his Fourth World saga. Kirby didn't write this Super Powers miniseries. So i...
by bobashep on 2/17/2024 8:19:00 PM
Brain Boy (1962-1963) 6 1 0 Brain Boy finds himself on the run as the last visitor to the community that hasn't swum in the mysterious lake. With his psychic abilities not workin...
by bobashep on 2/16/2024 8:45:00 PM
Super Powers (1986) 3 1 0 I'm rather disappointed that Paul Kupperberg took Wonder Woman back to the days where she was more concerned playing housewife than super hero. This s...
by bobashep on 2/15/2024 8:57:00 PM
Archies Valentines Spectacular (2023) 1 1 0 There were 4 reprint stories. Two were by the amazing Dan Parent. All of them seemed to be from the past two decades. While I would have appreciated a...
by bobashep on 2/15/2024 7:48:00 PM
Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1973-1974) 2 1 0 "To Catch a Pitcher' was based on the second episode of the cartoon. It begins with Chan and his sons enjoying a baseball game. When the star of the g...
by bobashep on 2/13/2024 9:36:00 PM
Petrol Head 2 1 0 Great stuff, more racing please!
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/13/2024 8:14:00 AM
Super Powers (1986) 2 1 0 If anybody had Tyr betraying Kalibak and Steppenwolf and stealing Darkseid's remaining Omega energies to make himself into a demigod on their bingo ca...
by bobashep on 2/12/2024 9:04:00 PM
A Haunted Girl 2 1 0 If the issues were a bit faster paced, I wold probably bump this up a score. It's honestly fantastic, it just also feels like a bit too little happens...
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/12/2024 7:38:00 PM
Power of Shazam (1995-1999, 2010) 25 1 0 Finally finished the initial stack of 25 issues I got of this well over a decade ago. This is the run that got me into comics in general, my very firs...
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/12/2024 7:05:00 PM
Thunderbolts (2024) 1 1 0 Love the new team!
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/12/2024 3:22:00 PM
Batman Off-World 1 1 0 Fun concept, we'll see where it goes.
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/12/2024 1:49:00 PM
All-Star Superman (2006-2008) 12 1 0 Easily one of the all-time definitive Superman stories. Read it... now! >:(
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/12/2024 1:47:00 PM
Lobo (1993-1999) 1 1 0 In this premiere issue, Lobo is on assignment. He's on the hunt for a real nasty. Only instead of being hunted for killing somebody's loved one or for...
by bobashep on 2/10/2024 8:45:00 PM
Super Powers (1986) 1 1 0 A good read. Just not geared towards kids who were at the time the primary consumers of Super Powers. I think the more adult approach was just another...
by bobashep on 2/9/2024 9:28:00 PM
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (2010-2024) 126 1 0 The opening adventure written by Derek Fridolfs was so unlike the standard Scooby-Doo formula. For one thing, Scooby barely makes an appearance. Fred ...
by bobashep on 2/9/2024 9:13:00 PM
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1968-1971) 16 1 0 Instead of a new volume starting at issue #1, the House of Ideas decided to continue on with issue #16. However instead of rehashing what occurred in ...
by bobashep on 2/8/2024 8:52:00 PM
Plastic Man 80-Page Giant (2004) 1 1 0 As a promotional tie-in for the Kyle Baker's series, DC released a super-sized special starring Plas. Based on the 80-page specials of the 60s and 70s...
by bobashep on 2/7/2024 8:46:00 PM
Super Powers (1985-1986) 6 1 0 The action was good. Although, there was too much banter, especially from the heroes during the battle for my tastes. The betrayal of Desaad was great...
by bobashep on 2/6/2024 9:42:00 PM
Pocket Classics C55 1 0 A man continues to run from his past after an accident at sea. The Joseph Conrad penned novel isn't really as simple as that. However, that seems to...
by bobashep on 2/5/2024 8:19:00 PM
Man From Maybe 2 1 0 I am struggling with the art, but I appreciate how unique it looks as a result, there's an amateur quality I find genuinely compelling, and the story ...
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/5/2024 6:44:00 PM
Heartland 1 1 0 It's so refreshing to see Ennis writing such toned down and intimate material, while still having all that gruff Irish grit one probably comes to him ...
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/5/2024 5:59:00 PM
Rawhide Kid (1955-1979) 117 1 0 Good, classic early bronze age fun, and while not one of his most famous works, still some classic Stan Lee in here!
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/5/2024 9:03:00 AM
Wesley Dodds The Sandman 2 1 0 While not amazing by any means, I am curious as to where Wesley's whole moral dilemma about being the creator of the deadly gas in his attempts to cre...
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/5/2024 8:57:00 AM
Outsiders (2024) 1 1 0 Always a fan of this team! Excited to see where this goes!
by DiamondiaDiva on 2/5/2024 8:51:00 AM
Super Powers (1985-1986) 5 1 0 Having the Man of Steel and the Nuclear Man killing one of the seeds adds an element of suspense to this issue. Without the plot device of needing 2 o...
by bobashep on 2/3/2024 9:14:00 PM
Super Powers (1985-1986) 4 1 0 Just once I'd like to see the good guys call Darkseid's bluff and see the villain kinda crumble in utter disappointment.
by bobashep on 2/2/2024 6:20:00 PM
Marvel Meow 1 1 0 While I think that the average cat fan will really enjoy this all-ages special, I don't think the casual Marvel fan will understand a lot of things th...
by bobashep on 2/2/2024 6:03:00 PM
All-American Comics (1939-1948) 16 1 0 In spite of its archaic tropes, I applaud DC Comics for not editing a work such as this. Keeping the good with the bad and the ugly shows how far we'v...
by bobashep on 2/1/2024 8:33:00 PM
Weird Western Tales (1972-1980, 2010) 46 1 0 Definitely a Western tale. But light on the weird.
by bobashep on 1/31/2024 7:00:00 PM
Supergirl Giveaway Honda Special (1986) 1 1 0 Supergirl and the Crash Test Dummies fates are apparently forever intertwined. As the book was Vince and Larry's debut, it marked Kara Zor-El/Linda Da...
by bobashep on 1/30/2024 9:50:00 PM
Super Powers (1985-1986) 3 1 0 Thanks to Darkseid's plan to turn planet Earth into a new Apokolips, the secret of the giant statues on Easter Island has finally been revealed!
by bobashep on 1/29/2024 8:57:00 PM
Super Powers (1985-1986) 2 1 0 A fun read. This is how I wish the previous Super Powers series had begun. Yes, we got small pairings of Justice League members fighting bad guys. But...
by bobashep on 1/28/2024 5:49:00 PM
Alien Nation Movie Special (1988) 1 1 0 DC Comics released a full-color adaption of the film. Martin Pasko adapted the screenplay crafted by Rockne S. O'Bannon, who would go on to create fan...
by bobashep on 1/27/2024 9:23:00 PM
Super Powers (1985-1986) 1 1 0 Already off the bat, everything feels right about this series. All of the heroes make some sort of contribution. Albeit, most are rather small. Yet un...
by bobashep on 1/26/2024 8:19:00 PM
Authority (1999-2002) 12 1 0 I give the series a lot of credit for pulling off the serious tone while revolving around the most ludicrous silver age comic book nonsense.
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 7:49:00 PM
Batman: Death and the Maidens (2003-2004) 7 1 0 It's funny finding this mini-series so soon after getting into the Arrowverse, given Nyssa's role in Arrow. I wasn't even aware of the character's exi...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 7:04:00 PM
Darkness (1996-2001) 11 1 0 It's definitely nice to have Ennis and Silvestri back, The Darkness is an exceedingly stupid series that really benefits from Ennis's black sense of h...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 6:45:00 PM
Strangers in Paradise (1994-1996) 2 1 0 My first experience with this series and it does not disappoint. Within one issue I am already invested in all the characters! I'm curious how the sec...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 6:36:00 PM
Sex Criminals (2013-2020) 4 2 0 I'm really getting into the premise by this point, getting to see our main characters both use the time stop to pull elaborate pranks and to pull of a...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 6:27:00 PM
A Splatter Western One-Shot 2 1 0 The black and white line work continues to shine, not only giving each scene a lot of beautiful detail, but is perfect for the atmosphere and I always...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 6:08:00 PM
Doom 2099 (1993-1996) 9 1 0 Doom meeting all the random historical and fictional figures complete with some nice trippy visuals. I love me some Doom, but I do wish this issue had...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 5:59:00 PM
Doom 2099 (1993-1996) 5 1 0 Doom meeting all the random historical and fictional figures complete with some nice trippy visuals. I love me some Doom, but I do wish this issue had...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/26/2024 5:58:00 PM
Blue Ribbon Comics (1983-1984) 6 1 0 This issue marks the debut of the Fox II in the form of Patton's son, Paul Jr. Whereas the original Fox was a skilled athlete, the second generation h...
by bobashep on 1/24/2024 8:32:00 PM
Art of War (2011) GN 1 0 In the graphic novel, Cullen Bunn pits Sun Tzu's narrative with everyday situations. Some are practical, like rival businesses attempting to woo a wea...
by bobashep on 1/23/2024 8:24:00 PM
Super Powers (1984) 5 1 0 My favorite part was having Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Joker and Penguin becoming good guys. I love how it's okay if they try to take over the world. But i...
by bobashep on 1/22/2024 9:02:00 PM
Super Powers (1984) 4 1 0 With how Kirby has set the players on the board and the fact that he's not just plotting the story in issue #5, but also writing and drawing the whole...
by bobashep on 1/21/2024 8:32:00 PM
Super Powers (1984) 3 1 0 This was definitely a predicament I didn't see coming. It can only come from the mind of Jack Kirby who never was afraid to play around with conventio...
by bobashep on 1/21/2024 6:35:00 PM
Bound By Law?: Tales From The Public Domain TP 1 0 Every year, the Duke Center for the Study of the Public Domain releases a list of properties coming to the public domain. Along with Mickey, 2024 sees...
by bobashep on 1/20/2024 8:40:00 PM
Super Powers (1984) 2 1 0 So far, things have been really uneven in this, the first Super Powers miniseries. The key to the success of predecessor comic Justice League of Ameri...
by bobashep on 1/18/2024 9:31:00 PM
The Art of Sushi HC 1 0 As to be expected with a graphic novel about cuisine, especially seafood, The Art of Sushi dips its toe into the choppy waters of ecology and sustaina...
by bobashep on 1/17/2024 8:57:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 12 1 0 This was an enjoyable series. Having the holiday themed issues, which except for the Thanksgiving issue, was unexpected by me, was a delight. Steve En...
by bobashep on 1/15/2024 12:14:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 11 1 0 The Toad's contribution to this series comes to an end with this issue. Vision has been keeping the Toad's obsession with the Scarlet Witch quiet in o...
by bobashep on 1/14/2024 9:09:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 10 1 0 A child of divorce, I'm on Quicksilver's side. I hate infidelity. I understand Pietro getting pissed. Though I do think it's extreme to use the entire...
by bobashep on 1/13/2024 9:25:00 PM
Nightmare Brigade GN Vol 3 1 0 With Volume 3 the Nightmare Brigade enters a new era. The jury is still out if I like the changes or not. I'm still very intrigued. But I am also very...
by bobashep on 1/12/2024 1:00:00 PM
Fish Police (1992-1993) 1 1 0 The idea of cops and robbers played out by seafood might seem rather ludicrous. However, the concept is done in a very mature, dark manner that should...
by bobashep on 1/11/2024 12:57:00 PM
Spidey Super Stories (1974-1982) 38 1 0 First, Spidey must save Aunt May from the clutches of the Scorpion. Then the stars of Electric Company make up the cast of characters in a story where...
by bobashep on 1/10/2024 9:04:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 9 1 0 The main story had some implausibles. Really, the addition of the Enchantress to this double holiday themed story was unnecessary based on how she cou...
by bobashep on 1/6/2024 5:53:00 PM
Spirit Archives, The HC Vol 3 1 0 This collection is early Will Eisner Spirit. At book's start, the Spirit has only been running in syndicated Sunday newspapers for a year. This editio...
by bobashep on 1/5/2024 9:32:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 8 1 0 In a time when not every state was willing to celebrate a holiday devoted to a black American, this issue was a big deal. Remember it wouldn't be unti...
by bobashep on 1/4/2024 8:23:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 7 1 0 A good chapter that has some decent fight scenes while the Scarlet Witch enjoys Christmas, aloof of the battle between her husband and Toad. I could h...
by bobashep on 1/3/2024 9:31:00 PM
Abbott 1979 1 1 0 Great, even if it does still feel more paced for the later trade release. I love to stock used for the cover and the art is fantastic. An under the ra...
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/2/2024 5:16:00 PM
Abbott 1979 2 1 0 A slow build up for sure, but that works well with the atmosphere and art, and there's still things here keeping me wanting to come back.
by DiamondiaDiva on 1/2/2024 5:15:00 PM
Super Powers (1984) 1 1 0 The first wave of Super Powers had 12 action figures total. 11 of those characters have active parts in the first issue. Wonder Woman is shown as part...
by bobashep on 1/2/2024 11:41:00 AM
Simpsons: Homer For the Holidays TP 1 0 This was one of my last Christmas and holiday themed reads for 2023. If I had realized how much Hanukkah material was in this book, I would have start...
by bobashep on 12/30/2023 9:38:00 PM
Batman-Santa Claus: Silent Knight 3 1 0 What makes this the single most greatest DC holiday comic of them all is that childlike wonder of Superman in the presence of Santa. Add the contrasti...
by bobashep on 12/26/2023 9:28:00 PM
The Christmas Spirit TP 1 0 In these festive adventures, The Spirit takes a backseat; in fact, he's not even in a couple of these stories. The anti-hero formerly known as Denny C...
by bobashep on 12/26/2023 9:14:00 PM
Batman-Santa Claus: Silent Knight 2 1 0 This holiday event from DC Comics continues to amaze. Jeff Parker has knocked it out of the park with this tale. I only recently became aware of Kramp...
by bobashep on 12/24/2023 7:03:00 PM
Archie Christmas Spectacular 2023 1 1 0 I had a lot of fun with this annual. It just lacked consistency in the art and I was shocked by the new sticker price. Grumpus might be a cranky versi...
by bobashep on 12/23/2023 9:28:00 PM
DC's 'Twas The Mite Before Christmas 1 1 0 T'was the Bat Mite Before Christmas had good storytelling. Now DC should get back to GREAT storytelling instead of trying to check boxes to make every...
by bobashep on 12/23/2023 9:26:00 PM
Sonic The Hedgehog: Winter Jam One-Shot 1 0 I had to re-read a couple of sections to make sure I understood the full story. But I pretty much understood the overall plot. A cold weather read tha...
by bobashep on 12/23/2023 9:24:00 PM
Batman-Santa Claus: Silent Knight 1 1 0 I have 400 Christmas and Winter holiday themed comics in my collection. So I can say with some authority that this opener was one of the best Christma...
by bobashep on 12/23/2023 9:14:00 PM
Jingle Belle: Whole Package (2016) TP 1 0 Every Jingle Belle story ever told up to 2016 is included in this IDW Publishing Omnibus with 2 exceptions. 'Jingle Belle's Christmas Party' which was...
by bobashep on 12/21/2023 11:50:00 AM
Judge Dredd: Christmas is Cancelled 1 1 0 this collection of Judge Dress stories set during the month of December, this read is very British. Nothing is sacred. There's drugs. There's murder a...
by bobashep on 12/14/2023 9:00:00 PM
Holiday Party One-Shot 1 0 I'm okay with Christmas horror. I'm even okay with a little bit of Christmas dystopia. Usually with all those types of tales, there's at least a glimm...
by bobashep on 12/13/2023 9:06:00 PM
Classics Illustrated: A Christmas Carol TP 1 0 This 1997 edition of Classics Illustrated Study Guides reprints the original 1948 released, featuring the artwork by Henry Kiefer. Unfortunately, the ...
by bobashep on 12/11/2023 8:29:00 PM
Deadpool (2018-2019) 7 1 0 This 2018 issue was freakin' insane. Skottie Young skewers the legend of Santa Claus in a way only Deadpool could. Expect the unexpected. Nothing is s...
by bobashep on 12/10/2023 8:28:00 PM
Little Lulu (1948-1984) 166 1 0 This was an enjoyable read. A fast read. I was probably done with it in less than a half hour. Yet, this was a nice way to enjoy the holidays set duri...
by bobashep on 12/9/2023 9:23:00 PM
Scaredy's Nutty Adventures HC 1 0 Scaredy Squirrel Gets Festive is just one of those cozy little books set during Christmas that sucks you in and you just feel this peace while inside ...
by bobashep on 12/8/2023 9:40:00 PM
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011-2015) Annual 2 1 0 The New 52 had a lot of memorable moments. However, the fun moments were few and far between as this incarnation of the DC Universe was much more dark...
by bobashep on 12/7/2023 9:25:00 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night 4 1 0 The story ending is just satisfyingly enough that if the story ends here, I could live with it. But there's a promise of a sequel. I don't think it's ...
by bobashep on 11/27/2023 7:50:00 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night 3 1 0 The first about 10 pages seemed like a return to the slasher holiday classic and then Billy's rage triples and heads begin exploding, blood gushes and...
by bobashep on 11/26/2023 8:50:00 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night 2 1 0 First of all, the gore level jumps to 11 in this issue. It's very off-putting. The original film from 1984 and the sequel were known for being bloody ...
by bobashep on 11/25/2023 9:45:00 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night 1 1 0 If you can wade through the fact that this book erases 4 sequels, two of which weren't really even connected to the Caldwell family anyways, fans of t...
by bobashep on 11/25/2023 9:07:00 PM
New Archies (1987-1990) 20 1 0 There are a total of 3 stories in this issue. That makes my Thanksgiving average with this issue a .333. Maybe a little higher if you count the cover....
by bobashep on 11/24/2023 10:05:00 PM
Guardians of The Galaxy (2020-2021) 1 1 0 Despite what Marvel.com says, this is NOT a Thanksgiving themed read. The good thing is that I enjoyed this issue. Al Ewing's opening salvo was very a...
by bobashep on 11/23/2023 9:29:00 PM
Chase (1998) 6 1 0 The book was good and I might very well be interested in reading the whole 10-issue series of Chase because of it. Yet, I consider such books with dec...
by bobashep on 11/23/2023 1:55:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 6 1 0 You don't have to read the 9 previous issues that lead up to this giving of thanks. But it helps. I understand why this book is consistently included ...
by bobashep on 11/22/2023 4:41:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 5 1 0 The story and art have quality. It's the quantity of the contents that put me off. I enjoyed the holiday themed and the parts with the Vision were qui...
by bobashep on 11/21/2023 10:55:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 4 1 0 After a hoo-hum issue, Steve Englehart redeems himself with this story about prejudice and greed.
by bobashep on 11/20/2023 8:11:00 PM
Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal (1997) 1 1 0 Marvel's attempt to make sense out of the Clone Saga and tie it in to the return of a major Spidey villain. Just wow--the gymnastics of trying to make...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/19/2023 11:18:00 PM
Marvel and DC Present Featuring the Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans (1982) 1 3 0 While I haven't read Titans from this era, I am well-versed in X-Men from this time, as well as Darkseid's plots and Metron's desires, so I thought th...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/19/2023 11:13:00 PM
Liberatore: Video Clips SC 1 1 0 Some stories worth a read, others are skippable. I didn't get the ending of "Real Vision," at least as far as I can tell. Perhaps it's simply all a cr...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/19/2023 11:08:00 PM
My Pretty Vampire HC 1 0 I've read some of Skelly's other work (Twisted Romance anthology from Image) and found it to be fun enough. Reading the blurbs on the back cover, I st...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/19/2023 10:54:00 PM
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985-1986) 3 1 0 I could have done without this issue. Other than Vision and Scarlet Witch deciding to have a baby (thanks to the use of magic), it all just felt unnec...
by bobashep on 11/19/2023 6:23:00 PM