Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 171 1 0 There are only 5 issues left of Marvel Comics Presents. But I don't really feel like the creators are pulling out all the stops just yet. But that doe...
by bobashep on 9/30/2022 2:05:00 PM
Storm Kids: The Yard Gang Halloween Special 1 1 0 The Yard Gang was a great way to kick off my 2022 Halloween reads. It was adorable, a pinch bittersweet (which I'll not spoil why) and above all- magi...
by bobashep on 9/29/2022 9:10:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 170 1 0 A fairly decent issue. Not the best Marvel has to offer. But at least all 4 segments had something to offer me in terms of enjoyment.
by bobashep on 9/28/2022 8:51:00 PM
Art of Alice: Madness Returns HC 1 0 A great collection of the artwork and blending of linework and coloring. Quality paper, and ink.
by keelermc on 9/27/2022 2:50:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 169 1 0 I would probably rate this issue higher if not for the staff behind the Force Works story requiring readers to get the rest of the story in another bo...
by bobashep on 9/26/2022 9:11:00 PM
DC's Saved by the Belle Reve 1 1 0 Finally! After several over-sized duds, DC puts out a themed special that focuses on FUN- mostly! The past couple of years, the majority of DC's seaso...
by bobashep on 9/25/2022 7:51:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 168 1 0 The Vengeance story is great. I feel like War Machine's presence is really uncalled for. But the love triangle and terse working environment between B...
by bobashep on 9/25/2022 2:26:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 167 1 0 Every story was engrossing enough to have something that I enjoyed. After a very rocky start, I keep finding the character of Vengeance and especially...
by bobashep on 9/24/2022 1:17:00 PM
Generation X (1994-2001) 2 1 0 Bachllo and Buckingham's art, along with the color palette of Buccallato, perfectly tell Lobdell's story of this new team of angsty Gen Xers' who have...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/24/2022 12:13:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 166 1 0 4 very thrilling chapters comprise this issue.
by bobashep on 9/23/2022 9:28:00 PM
Unstoppable Wasp (2017) 2 1 0 This is my first discovery of this character. I don't quite get her and given what I understand of her origin, the tone of this book seems lite, but i...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/23/2022 5:41:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 165 1 0 Another quality issue full of action and excitement.
by bobashep on 9/22/2022 8:32:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 164 1 0 The Thing's story was sweet and enduring. Another reason to love the members of Marvel's First Family. The Man-Thing story is an origin story. If you ...
by bobashep on 9/21/2022 8:57:00 PM
Mad Magazine (1955-2018) 323 1 0 The front and back covers offer great parody, with a back cover featuring neo-Nazis in a Norman Rockwell-style painting pointing out the problem with ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/21/2022 6:42:00 PM
Mad Magazine (1955-2018) 189 1 0 The only parts of MAD I seem to consistently enjoy are the back covers, which are often a play on highbrow art and culture, and some aspects, usually ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/21/2022 6:35:00 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever (2015) 1 1 0 I absolutely hate those weird Kirby-esque lights they stuck inside Groot--just why? Also, I just don't care for the goofy take in the comics MCU on th...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/20/2022 5:46:00 PM
Rocket Raccoon (2014-2015) 7 1 0 Just not diggin' Young's art style, even if it does more or less lend itself to such a book. The expanded storytelling means not a lot happens as Rock...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/20/2022 5:40:00 PM
Daredevil (1964-1998) 138 1 0 A lot of fun with the momentum of the three storylines, along with figuring out what was happening in this title & a bit of what Ghost Rider was up to...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/20/2022 5:36:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 163 1 0 2 great stories come to an end here. A third story at least comes to a thankful end. And the 4th is at least a feast for the eyes. Overall, it's a goo...
by bobashep on 9/19/2022 8:11:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 162 1 0 As for the Tigra story, the narrative is still building. But that artwork by John Czop (New Warriors) is, well, I like to think of myself as a gentlem...
by bobashep on 9/18/2022 8:54:00 PM
X-Force (1991-2002) 2 1 0 The high rating is for nostalgic love & also for the Deadpool I used to know & love, but most importantly for the training sequence that goes horribly...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/16/2022 11:33:00 AM
X-Force (1991-2002) 1 2 1 From the height of my X-mania heydays, reading it 30 years later, after recently being underwhelmed by New Mutants 100... I still found this rather fu...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/16/2022 11:28:00 AM
Transformers: Spotlight Drift (2009) One-Shot 1 0 A brief story--one that helps me find the IDW TF universe could be accessible. I don't know where the Marvel US/UK content fits in, but continuing fro...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/16/2022 11:14:00 AM
Adventures of Rheumy Peepers and Chunky Highlights (1999) 1 1 0 I can't tell if this comic needs a bit more interstitial tissue to connect all the dots for me, as I'm not quite getting the punchline in the main sto...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/16/2022 10:23:00 AM
Wolverine (1988-2003) 166 1 0 The Weapon X program returns, trying to pull Wolverine back into the fold. The origins of the scarred director, the mastermind, are revealed in a sequ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/16/2022 10:16:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 161 1 0 Overall, this wasn't a bad read. Just after 2 very strong segments with the New Warriors/Slapstick and Vengeance, the Hawkeye and Mace chapters were r...
by bobashep on 9/14/2022 8:01:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 160 1 0 Scary. Thrilling. Funny. And maybe a bit cliched. But this was another solid issue of MCP.
by bobashep on 9/13/2022 8:43:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 159 1 0 An all-around fun issue. Full of action but nothing too preachy or sentimental for once. Plus, NO WOLVERINE!
by bobashep on 9/12/2022 7:16:00 PM
Detention Comics 1 1 0 For a themed one-shot, I was entertained. However, the book wasn't written for youths. And if it was, the writers, with the exception of Denny O'Neill...
by bobashep on 9/11/2022 9:47:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 158 1 0 An okay offering of characters and stories. But still not the best the MCU has to offer readers either.
by bobashep on 9/10/2022 5:28:00 PM
X-Factor (1986-1998) 75 1 0 Some plots come to a head, as the villain is revealed, the one who was attacking Quicksilver and other members of X-Factor. Of course it has to do wit...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/9/2022 9:35:00 AM
X-Factor (1986-1998) 74 1 0 A Strong Guy-focused issue, it fits in with David's run, but I never liked the character much, the big goof. He gets called out by Nasty Boy Slab to b...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/9/2022 9:13:00 AM
X-Factor (1986-1998) 73 1 0 The book continues to be a solid fun read. The Madrox mystery comes to a head as it's Madrox vs. Madrox vs. well, lots of Madrox. Who is the real Madr...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/8/2022 10:40:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 157 1 0 A better offering than that of last issue. I mostly don't like the editing choices made in this issue and I still can't recall what happened in one of...
by bobashep on 9/8/2022 8:22:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 156 1 0 This just wasn't all that great of an issue. Only the Vengeance opener was any good and worth reading.
by bobashep on 9/7/2022 8:40:00 PM
X-Factor (1986-1998) 72 2 0 SPOILERS: David & Stroman continue their run as the team is still getting to know one another while receiving news of the homicide of Madrox, as relat...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/7/2022 10:57:00 AM
Legionnaires (2017) TP Vol 2 1 0 DC's intergalactic team of the 30th Century has always been hard for me to know. This volume, one of the first sets of storylines I've read, actually ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/7/2022 10:49:00 AM
X-Factor (1986-1998) 71 1 0 A fun, quirky re-imagining of X-Factor, were David brings is characterization A-game to create lots of fun and tension for our merry band of governmen...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/7/2022 8:03:00 AM
Wonder Woman: The Blue Amazon 1 1 0 Cool concept, to combine multiple silent film classics: Metropolis, Caligari, & Nosferatu into a twisted version of the DCU for our trio of heroes to ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/7/2022 7:30:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 155 1 0 The 3 tales that ended were all satisfactory. Though I do wish that the Wolverine adventure would have ended with those slapstick hi-jinks that had fi...
by bobashep on 9/6/2022 9:11:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 154 1 0 As one promising story comes to a close, questions arise about plot holes. Another is just victim to overly dramatic writing. But the two stories feat...
by bobashep on 9/5/2022 9:45:00 PM
Justice League International (2011-2012) 5 4 2 Hmm. Did I let others' reviews influence my stance? I already tossed this in the "get rid of pile," but perhaps the previous reviewers have hit some n...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/5/2022 4:56:00 PM
Superman (1987-2006) 106 1 0 1980s' Ron Frenz pencils were tops! I loved his Spider-Man black costume. I don't know if it's the: times, plot, or paper quality, but his work does n...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/5/2022 4:26:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) 345 1 0 11-year-old me would be in absolute love with this issue 10/10. Add a few decades & it's still relatively fun, but damn if there aren't many sub- and ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/5/2022 4:18:00 PM
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-1984) Annual 1 1 0 I've little experience with LoSH. It's difficult for me to remember who many of the characters are. At least writer Levitz seems to mention a characte...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/5/2022 3:30:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 153 1 0 For an issue full of multi-parter middle chapter segments, this one's pretty good.
by bobashep on 9/4/2022 6:37:00 PM
New Mutants (1983-1991) 100 1 0 I'm sure I absolutely loved this when I read it around 1992 or 1993, when I finally got an affordable copy. Reading it today, it's OK. It is interesti...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/3/2022 10:48:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 152 1 0 A nearly flawless issue!
by bobashep on 9/3/2022 10:45:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 151 1 0 Another issue that has just 1 story, split into 4 chapters. Unlike the last issue where each chapter seemed to focus on 1 main character, this time ar...
by bobashep on 9/2/2022 8:04:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 150 1 0 I've said frequently, that for this series to really work, it needs to be comprised of 4 different segments. But I also have no qualms with MCP mixing...
by bobashep on 9/1/2022 9:38:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 149 1 0 An okay issue that has a couple great stories. But I think the real fireworks are being held for the next issue which will be an anniversary giant!
by bobashep on 8/31/2022 6:11:00 PM
Captain Marvel (2016-2017) TP Vol 1 1 0 Good fun with some old characters who have been given new roles, along with a sci-fi adventure of intrigue and action. Several original members of Alp...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/31/2022 9:48:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 148 1 0 The lone multi-part segment stars the punk-rockish Vengeance. It's an interesting story. But it doesn't hold a candle to any of the 3 one-and-done tal...
by bobashep on 8/30/2022 9:13:00 PM
Justice League of America (1960-1987) 135 1 0 It's the 14th annual meeting of Earth One's Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America from Earth Two. This time around, a third Ear...
by bobashep on 8/28/2022 12:30:00 PM
Department of Truth TP Vol 2 1 0 James Tynion IV seems to really have done his conspiracy theory research. With a book about two sides fighting to change reality, he does a very good ...
by bobashep on 8/27/2022 6:51:00 PM
Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime TP 1 0 Once Upon A Crime continues with that same fanciful style first ushered forth in the annual and digital spin-off. Fridolfs and Nguyen are real stude...
by bobashep on 8/25/2022 6:01:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 147 1 0 3 out of 4 ain't bad.
by bobashep on 8/24/2022 8:38:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 146 1 0 Issue #146 marks the last of the 'Siege of Darkness' devoted issues. You really get the sense that these 4 segments are designed mostly to tie up ...
by bobashep on 8/23/2022 8:58:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 145 1 0 All 4 of these stories were good tie-in segments to the 'Siege of Darkness' crossover event. But if you were to read all of the main titles and glosse...
by bobashep on 8/22/2022 9:57:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 144 1 0 Last issue, I thought all of the stories were pretty extraneous to the cross-title plotline. I do not feel that way here. Those first two segments inv...
by bobashep on 8/21/2022 8:50:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 143 1 0 I think the overall concept is intriguing. And there's a bunch of differing characters being used. No Wolverine! No Iron Fist! But 3 times as many Gho...
by bobashep on 8/20/2022 9:29:00 PM
Thor (1966-1996) 373 1 0 Walt Simonson cover & Sal Buscema doing his best Simonson impression on the interiors, & it comes across enjoyably. This issue humanizes a lost, despo...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/20/2022 12:16:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 142 1 0 A great ending to a couple of stories. Another tale was okay. And we're done with a multi-parter that was terrible from almost the very first panel. T...
by bobashep on 8/19/2022 9:28:00 PM
Captain America (1968-1996) 367 1 0 This is a fun issue from that era where even the serious stuff felt fun. Maybe a lot of stories felt they ultimately lacked consequence. Overall, I lo...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/18/2022 10:54:00 PM
Iron Man (1968-1996) 265 1 0 A very starfish pose cover, but at least one with lots of energy in the literal energy blasts from IM's repulsor rays. The cover is not the strongest ...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/18/2022 8:52:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 141 1 0 You know, if this entire issue had been an 90s arcade game, I think I would have been all over it. A Street Fighter type game with Ghost Rider, Wolver...
by bobashep on 8/18/2022 12:24:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 140 1 0 This issue is like a ski slope. You start off on the highest high. But as you make your way through the book, you keep getting lower and lower. Only t...
by bobashep on 8/17/2022 8:37:00 AM
True Story of Smokey Bear 1 1 0 Saying that you named a bear after a cartoon probably doesn't make for a good story. You might excuse Dell for using a little creative license. Howeve...
by bobashep on 8/16/2022 9:36:00 AM
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) 6 1 0 The Living Computer or whatever it's called, from Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 9 or thereabouts, has evolved and wants to know who Spider-Man is in terms...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/15/2022 8:36:00 PM
Black Lightning (1977-1978) 6 1 0 Jefferson Pierce is on a rampage! Thugs have kidnapped Peter Gambi, the local tailor who has been like a father to Pierce since he was a lad. Behind t...
by bobashep on 8/15/2022 12:46:00 PM
Official Prince Valiant Collection TP 1 0 Swashbuckling action in the vein of Errol Flynn or in this case: Robert Wagner. Google it!
by bobashep on 8/14/2022 8:48:00 AM
X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain (2010) HC 1 0 While I did feel that the Mark of Cain was much better than the first X-Men Noir book, it wasn't perfect. At times, this book was a bit schizoid. That...
by bobashep on 8/13/2022 10:05:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 139 1 0 A good offering of segments. Though, I really think the Spellbounder tale has turned into something I'd expect from a girl-centric weekday cartoon ser...
by bobashep on 8/11/2022 7:00:00 PM
X-Men Noir (2009) HC 2 0 X-Men Noir wasn't prefect. But it was an entertaining mystery. If you enjoy films like Rudolph Mate's D.O.A. or the Bogart classic The Maltese Falcon,...
by bobashep on 8/10/2022 10:17:00 AM
Daredevil Noir TP 1 0 This is one of those series that I have to blame my qualms on the inker or the colorist. Or both. The story by Alexander Irvine (Iron Man: Rapture) wa...
by bobashep on 8/9/2022 9:37:00 PM
Daredevil Noir 1 2 0 This is one of those series that I have to blame my qualms on the inker or the colorist. Or both. The story by Alexander Irvine (Iron Man: Rapture) wa...
by bobashep on 8/9/2022 9:35:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 138 1 0 A relatively tame issue in which all of the multi-parters are still trying to gain their footing. The single issue Spidey story was apparently not wor...
by bobashep on 8/8/2022 8:25:00 PM
Sensational She-Hulk (1989-1994) 1 2 0 An entertaining issue that is inspiring me to complete my run. Though with the general public's renewed interest in She-Hulk, that might be easier sai...
by bobashep on 8/8/2022 2:37:00 PM
Bizarre Adventures (2019) 1 1 0 I hated the Bill Foster story. It's too psychedelic for my taste. Loved the two true horror stories that comprise this book. The Master of Kung-Fu sto...
by bobashep on 8/7/2022 9:13:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 137 1 0 The Iron Fist story was forgettable. But at least it was brief. Wolverine's segment might have some promise. I mean, it's got a navy blue primate in i...
by bobashep on 8/6/2022 7:15:00 PM
Creature Tech GN 1 0 From Earthworm Jim creator, a goofy fun, weird sciency story meets the supernatural tale with lots of energetic art with some otherworldly, other-dime...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/6/2022 1:49:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 136 1 0 A better offering of MCP. Maybe because 3 very long stories are coming to a close finally. But still not the best issue I've read. Not even close.
by bobashep on 8/4/2022 9:00:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 135 1 0 A ho-hum issue that felt like a waste of 15-20 minutes of my life.
by bobashep on 8/3/2022 8:47:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 134 1 0 The one-shot story was amazing while all three of the team-up multi-parters weren't really all that impressive. Only the setting of the Ghost Rider ep...
by bobashep on 8/2/2022 8:37:00 PM
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (and Other Useful Guides) TP 1 0 The Oatmeal's first book. It's not as polished as later works.
by bobashep on 8/1/2022 2:43:00 PM
Bruce Lee (1994) 1 1 0 The dialogue, especially of the bad guys is very 1990s action movie fodder. But the story itself reads like the kind of film Bruce might have gotten t...
by bobashep on 7/31/2022 9:32:00 PM
Startling Stories: Fantastic Four - Unstable Molecules (2003) TP 1 0 Imagines if the First Family of Marvel were inspired by real people. There is one thing that this 'true tale' captures fairly well: the dysfunction of...
by bobashep on 7/30/2022 8:45:00 PM
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020-2022) TP Vol 1 1 0 Dear Marvel TPB Editor--is there the possibility the opening scrawl page could tell new readers a bit about some of the non-movie characters that are ...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/30/2022 10:13:00 AM
Credo Rose Wilder Lane Story HC 1 0 A powerful account of an almost forgotten character of 20th century American history. With an extensive notes section, full of photos and facts, it wa...
by bobashep on 7/29/2022 9:35:00 PM
X-Men Noir (2009) HC 2 0 An engaging reimagining of the X-Men set in the 1920s, as if the Coen Bros' Miller's Crossing meets our mighty mutants. Crime, intrigue, ethnic slurs,...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/29/2022 1:52:00 PM
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge TP 1 0 The best part: great painted covers with colors and alien designs that pop. Otherwise, the story is a bit disjointed and seemingly part of some larger...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/29/2022 1:36:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 133 1 0 A good offering with a promising introductory Iron Fist chapter.
by bobashep on 7/28/2022 9:46:00 PM
Nightmare Brigade Book 2 1 0 I would say based on the scary characters, the intense physiological mystery and the occasional mild swear, readers who are in grades 4th-7th should h...
by bobashep on 7/28/2022 9:16:00 PM
Emergency! (1976) 4 1 0 A much better issue than felt more like an Emergency! comic than just a random story about first responders.
by bobashep on 7/27/2022 9:27:00 PM
Originals, The HC 2 0 Basically Mods versus Greasers in a mildly-futuristic post-war England where the teen protagonist learns some hard lessons in his lust for avarice and...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/27/2022 9:49:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 132 1 0 The Wolverine story has a lot of promise. The Ghost Rider/Cage story is interesting but also something I can't quite figure out. The Iron Man story wa...
by bobashep on 7/26/2022 8:07:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 131 1 0 The Ant-Man story involves some of Lang's ants dying. I didn't like that. I've just resented the Iron Fist serial. I'm so through with it. The Wolveri...
by bobashep on 7/25/2022 9:58:00 PM
Adam-12 (1973-1976) 2 1 0 What made me more of a fan of this comic was due to the use of both illustrated and photographic images from the TV show on the cover, plots that were...
by bobashep on 7/25/2022 2:36:00 PM
Emergency! (1976) 1 1 0 It's a good overall interpretation of Emergency! Only it doesn't quite feel like an episode of the 70s medical adventure drama.
by bobashep on 7/24/2022 9:37:00 PM
Dr. Kildare (1962 - 1965) 3 1 0 For the price I paid for a 60 year old comic from a publisher I hold dear in my heart and memories, I don't regret my purchase. It was very entertaini...
by bobashep on 7/22/2022 7:15:00 PM