Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
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
Batman: War Games (2005) TP Vol 3 1 0 Batman: War Games comes to an explosive end. It's refreshing to have such a massive scale Batman story to NOT involve the Joker. The artwork chapters ...
by bobashep on 3/10/2017 10:19:00 PM
Avengers: The Origin (2010) 3 1 0 Ant-man, Wasp, and Iron Man finally track the Hulk down. Posing as a strong man robot at a local circus, the trio end up doing more harm than good. Hu...
by bobashep on 3/8/2017 10:43:00 PM
Batman: War Games (2005) TP Vol 2 1 0 I think the second act of War Games was just as good if not better in terms of story than Act One. But the artwork... well, it needs work. There's a c...
by bobashep on 3/7/2017 10:42:00 PM
Avengers: The Origin (2010) 4 1 0 Avengers 'Origins' finally feels like I am reading something fresh. The trio of Ant-man, Wasp, and Iron Man have tracked Hulk to a research facility w...
by bobashep on 3/7/2017 9:54:00 PM
Avengers: The Origin (2010) 5 1 0 The conclusion to Avengers Origins starts off with the finishing act of Avengers #1. But in that 1963’s issues last 2 panels, the 5 heroes deci...
by bobashep on 3/7/2017 9:48:00 PM
Batman: War Games (2005) TP Vol 1 1 0 A mysterious player calls the heads of all the major gangs of Gotham together. The purpose of the meeting is unsure. But in the end, several leaders a...
by bobashep on 3/7/2017 9:38:00 PM
Supergirl (2016-Present) 6 1 0 The final battle between father and daughter and the fate of planet earth hangs in the balance. A very enjoyable end to the first Supergir...
by bobashep on 3/5/2017 8:43:00 PM
Savage Dragon (1993-Present) 1 1 0 What an exciting first ish'! I was into the other original Image titles 25 years ago but never once cracked open a Savage Dragon com. Not sure why. Th...
by grfanboy on 3/5/2017 12:48:00 AM
Wolf (2015-Present) 1 1 0 It's just like me to pick up a defunct series unawares and start investing in it. Criminy! From what I can tell, the few people that did collect the s...
by grfanboy on 3/4/2017 10:46:00 PM
Supergirl (2016-Present) 4 1 0 While on Argo, Zor-El, the Cyborg Superman, lays out his master plan to his daughter, Kara. Yes, the resurrected Kryptonians are currently shells of t...
by bobashep on 3/3/2017 7:54:00 PM
Civil War II (2016) HC 1 0 Not the worst gigantic Marvel event but it had its weaknesses for sure. The escalation between Carol and Tony was ridiculous. My issue isn't with the ...
by grfanboy on 3/2/2017 1:57:00 AM
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003-2010) TP Vol 1 1 0 I stinkin' love the Marvel Masterworks Library, especially the black cover trade paperbacks. I wish they hadn't decided to put a kabosh on these editi...
by grfanboy on 3/1/2017 11:53:00 PM
DeadWorld (1986-1993) 1 1 0 I'm going to get into trouble for making this comment but Deadworld is The Walking Dead meets original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I heard this was ...
by grfanboy on 3/1/2017 11:11:00 PM
Supergirl (2016-Present) 3 1 0 A really great story by Steve Orlando. Though, the last person I knew was the Cyborg Superman was Hank Henshaw. So I had to do some catching up on Wik...
by bobashep on 3/1/2017 10:30:00 PM
Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad! HC 1 0 Money well spent on this collected volume. So cheap for the amount of material in here. Almost 200 pages of black and white awesomeness and 40 pages o...
by grfanboy on 2/28/2017 5:34:00 PM
Deadpool: Back In Black 1 1 0 I liked the old school "See issue #---." at the bottom of the panels cuing me into when and what happened in a previous com. This series continues an ...
by grfanboy on 2/28/2017 4:15:00 PM
Dark Night: A True Batman Story HC 2 0 If you love Batman: The Animated Series. If you want the inside scoop at the creation of Harley Quinn, the Joker's girlfriend. If you love metaphysica...
by bobashep on 2/27/2017 9:58:00 PM
DC SuperHero Girls TP Vol 1 1 0 This was a very enjoyable little series. There was lots for not only girls but boys to enjoy! Parents will delight too- especially if they grew up rea...
by bobashep on 2/24/2017 2:00:00 PM
Supergirl (2016-Present) 2 1 0 I'm digging the Rebirth Supergirl series. But I much rather enjoy the elements that are more closely in tuned with the TV series like Cat Grant or the...
by bobashep on 2/22/2017 10:18:00 PM
Avengers: First to Last (2008) HC 1 0 An interesting mix of never before told behind-the-scenes stories of the original line-up of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and as well as the team's swan s...
by bobashep on 2/21/2017 9:16:00 AM
Dead Body Road (2013-2014) 1 1 0 Entertaining, but not the first time a cop goes berserk after his wife is killed in a heist. According to a buddy of mine, what you see is what you ge...
by grfanboy on 2/19/2017 11:53:00 PM
Deadly Class (2014-Present) 21 1 0 WTF?! I was still in shock over the deaths of the other misfits: Lex, Maria, Billy, Willie. Hell, I couldn't believe the freshman culling to begin wit...
by grfanboy on 2/19/2017 10:54:00 PM
Sub-Mariner (1968-1974) 67 1 0 Lots of drama and a near death experience causes a revitalization to Namor's look. Definitely a read that is worth the time.
by Bigsafe138 on 2/18/2017 3:02:00 AM
Tib & Tumtum (2013-Present) GN Vol 1 1 0 Tib is a young caveboy who has a red birthmark on his face. Teased by the other kids in the tribe, Tib often plays by himself. One day, he comes acros...
by bobashep on 2/16/2017 7:46:00 PM
Clone Conspiracy 5 1 0 Another foe-fest mixed with an friend-hootenanny! In a surprising turn of events, Doc Oct helps Pete defeat Ben Reilly (aka The Jackel) thus ending th...
by grfanboy on 2/15/2017 8:38:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 The first several issues of this volume are Batman heavy. But that's okay as you always go with your heaviest hitters when doing a team-up series. If ...
by bobashep on 2/15/2017 12:28:00 PM
Zero (2013-2015) 1 2 0 A back issue grab for me here primarily because local (to me) artist Michael Walsh on the pencils. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few months ago...
by grfanboy on 2/14/2017 2:34:00 AM
March (2013-Present) GN Vol 2 1 0 Another phenomenal installment from the March Trilogy. I feel I'm on a small march of my own as I learn about the Civil Rights Movement of the 50's an...
by grfanboy on 2/11/2017 9:58:00 PM
Dark Night: A True Batman Story HC 2 0 It took Paul Dini a lot of guts to tell his personal story. As humiliating as it was he knew there would be someone out there that would benefit from ...
by grfanboy on 2/10/2017 8:36:00 PM
Red Skull: Incarnate (2011-2012) TP 1 0 From the economic crisis of World War I Germany up through the rise of the Nazi party and the beginning's of the Holocaust all the way to Hitler wrang...
by bobashep on 2/9/2017 9:57:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 17 1 0 Officials at the Midway City History Museum call upon the Mystery Gang. It appears that there's been a break-in and curators Carter Hall and his wife ...
by bobashep on 2/9/2017 9:51:00 PM