Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Justice League of America (1960-1987) 133 1 0 Issue #133 was a near flawless masterpiece from Gerry Conway, Dick Dillin and Frank McLaughlin. The only thing I wanted was more Supergirl! We're pr...
by bobashep on 8/20/2019 4:51:00 PM
Star Wars Adventures (2017-2019) Annual 2019 1 0 The Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019 brought back fond memories of Marvel's Star Wars comics. This is a thrill ride and a half that all fans of Star...
by bobashep on 8/16/2019 8:16:00 PM
Simpsons Comics (1993-Present) TP Vol 23 1 0 That final story was a lot like my all-time favorite episode '23 Short Film About Springfield.' While I love Bart, Homer and Marge, I love it when the...
by bobashep on 8/14/2019 9:08:00 PM
Essential Doctor Strange TP Vol 1 1 0 Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Together, they wove an intricate foundation of magic and wonder into the Marvel universe. and I loved every panel of it! ...
by bobashep on 8/13/2019 8:37:00 PM
J.U.D.G.E.: Secret Rage (2000) 1 1 0 So poorly written and rendered. I also don't understand why folks like Horn's artwork.
by hardtravelinghero on 8/12/2019 3:08:00 PM
Daredevil (1964-1998) 250 1 0 A prime example of some of the best gritty comics of the 80s and 90s. This is artist Romita in his prime, beautifully depicting Daredevil and the grim...
by Icarus27k on 8/11/2019 8:59:00 PM
Over The Garden Wall: Soulful Symphonies 1 1 0 One thing I didn't like was the singing. I guess with a name like ‘Soulful Symphonies’, I should have expected singing. Trying to understand the...
by bobashep on 8/9/2019 8:39:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 47 1 0 Walter Carzon did a great job on the art. His pairings of animals with different heads was really well done. Plus, I like how the Scooby characters ...
by bobashep on 8/8/2019 8:32:00 PM
Invaders (1967-1968) 4 1 0 As a fan of the original series, seeing David Vincent in comic book form, travel the country in an attempt to find allies as he single handed tries to...
by bobashep on 8/5/2019 5:31:00 PM
Mad-Dog (1993) 1 1 0 While I wouldn't recommend you going out of your way to track down the TV show this book was based on; I do think that if you can find all 6 books f...
by bobashep on 8/4/2019 8:06:00 PM
Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down TP 1 0 I was a little upset at myself for missing this book when it came out as individual issues. I'm a big fan of Derek Charm's artwork on SWA. But this ...
by bobashep on 8/3/2019 1:14:00 PM
Sonic The Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper 1 1 0 Tangle and Whisper #1 sets up an interesting story with promise. Compared to most ‘team-ups’ this one had a good pace to it in the opening act. ...
by bobashep on 8/2/2019 9:41:00 PM
Dick Tracy: Dead Or Alive TP 1 0 Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive was a super fun book by those amazing Allreds. I love their work so freakin' much. I hate that the only blemish to this aw...
by bobashep on 8/1/2019 10:51:00 AM
Archie vs. Predator 2 (2019) 1 1 0 Archie Vs Predator II is some very sophisticated stuff, what with the concepts of what is reality vs. fiction and alternate universes. It's great fo...
by bobashep on 7/26/2019 8:05:00 PM
Superman: The Sunday Classics 1939-1943 (1998) HC 1 0 This is a great collection of early Superman comics. The art is breathtaking. But you need a magnifying glass to read these beauties. Aspirin too!
by bobashep on 7/24/2019 3:29:00 PM
Rick & Morty Vs Dungeons & Dragons TP 1 0 Take someone whose never watched a single episode of Rick and Morty, nor have they ever played D&D, and have them read this book? Well, that's me. But...
by bobashep on 7/21/2019 6:19:00 PM
Dark Nights Metal Dark Knights Rising HC 1 0 This book read like a library of Elseworlds stories. Yes, I know that these origin stories are canon. But they have that imaginary 'what if' kind ...
by bobashep on 7/20/2019 8:13:00 PM
Hip Hop Family Tree (2013-2015) GN Vol 4 1 0 Ed Piskor's award-winning series about the history of hip hop and rap continues. In this volume, East Coast rap is seeing the bright lights of Hollywo...
by bobashep on 7/17/2019 6:37:00 PM
Blade Runner 2019 1 1 0 The artwork of the characters wasn't as stunning as that of the settings and the technology. Guinado's image of Ash's police car hovering over the p...
by bobashep on 7/17/2019 6:34:00 PM
Spider-Man Annual Presents Peter Porker The Spectacular Spider-Ham 1 1 0 I loved the first act. I rather had an extra 6-8 pages added to it instead of that mind-boggling of a downer second tale. I really do hope that Marv...
by bobashep on 7/14/2019 7:37:00 PM
Care Bears (2019) 1 1 0 With a couple of scenes that seemed over-edited for time constraints, this first issue felt a little chaotic. I think if IDW had decided to not incl...
by bobashep on 7/12/2019 8:46:00 PM
Marvel Tails Presents Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham (1983) 1 1 0 I love Spider-Ham. It was one of a handful of titles that I subscribed to monthly as a child. Back then, when you subscribed to a book it came to yo...
by bobashep on 7/10/2019 9:39:00 PM
Tick: Heroes of the City (1999) TP Vol 2 1 0 The Tick and Arthur storyline plus the Crazy Blue Rocket were all new-to-me. But I know that I have read those other hero stories before. But for th...
by bobashep on 7/10/2019 9:35:00 PM
Life of Pope John Paul II 1 1 0 very interesting
by camoga on 7/9/2019 11:33:00 PM
Tick: Heroes of the City (1999) TP Vol 1 1 0 While 'Heroes of the City' is considered a mix bag of delight for most Tick fans, I see it's importance. It sent The Tick into the 21st century. Tho...
by bobashep on 7/6/2019 4:40:00 PM
Canto (2019) 1 1 0 I absolutely loved this opening chapter. It was so fanciful. Canto is supposed to be inspired by the Wizard of Oz and the fantasy works of Jim Henso...
by bobashep on 7/5/2019 10:52:00 PM
Dark Days: The Road To Metal HC 1 0 If you are reading Metal, STOP! Even if you are only the last page- just stop! You will miss out of so much detail. Things like why is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX...
by bobashep on 7/4/2019 3:36:00 PM
Spider-Man (1990-1998) 1 6 1 This was one if my favorite storylines
by rlopezjr on 7/2/2019 3:29:00 PM
Showcase Presents: Blackhawk TP Vol 1 1 0 An interesting look at DC's team of super soldiers from the 50s. It's very much a product of it's time period. The covers are great but the story's ...
by bobashep on 6/29/2019 11:32:00 PM
Dark Nights Metal The Resistance TP 1 0 One tends to over look the tie-in issues in a company wide event. That would be the wrong way to go with this awesome volume!
by bobashep on 6/23/2019 6:57:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 23 1 0 A fun read. Just not one of my favorites in this series.
by bobashep on 6/22/2019 9:59:00 PM
Jughead's Time Police (2019) 1 1 0 This reboot of Jughead’s Time Police was a welcome flashback to the simpler 90s. Jughead’s dog, Hot Dog, is shown as being able to secretly talk...
by bobashep on 6/19/2019 9:48:00 PM
Mr Wolf's Class GN Vol 2 1 0 This was a charming little book that accurately reflects the average public school classroom in America and Canada. It includes some modern changes ...
by bobashep on 6/19/2019 9:47:00 PM
Scooby Doo (1997-2010) Vol. 6 1 0 In this collection, the Mystery Inc. gang investigate alien abductions, the Men in Black, a swamp monster, a mer-creature and a messy tar creature! ...
by bobashep on 6/19/2019 9:43:00 PM
Spoof (1970-1973) 2 1 0 An interesting look at one of Marvel’s earliest duds. Not terrible stuff. But definitely not ‘The Galactus Saga’ either. The art is ...
by bobashep on 6/17/2019 9:24:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) 135 1 0 This issue killed it on so many levels, being my first ever Spider-Man read: the Punisher's second adventure with Spidey, his great cast of supporting...
by aeolus 14 umbra on 6/16/2019 12:46:00 AM
Marvel Team-Up (1972-1985) Annual 3 1 0 I liked the possible reference to Karen Page in this issue. She doesn't appear in comics again until Daredevil #227 in 1986 so it's possible that it ...
by coover81 on 6/13/2019 12:15:00 AM
Star Wars: Original Marvel Years 108 1 0 Purchasing issue #108 was a no-brainer. I loved the original Marvel run and I wanted to see that version of Star Wars once again. I don't often say ...
by bobashep on 6/12/2019 9:50:00 PM
Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire (FCBD 2017) 1 1 0 Pretty art
by dudewiththeface on 6/10/2019 8:48:00 PM
Fantastic Four (1961-1996) 260 1 0 This comic got me back to reading and collecting comics again when it first came out. Great John Byrne art & story, so you couldn't go wrong there. It...
by aeolus 14 umbra on 6/10/2019 6:22:00 AM
Amazing Spider-Man: Secret Origins (2012) TP 1 0 An amazing assortment of Spider-Man tales from Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and John Romita! The first appearance of Spidey, The Lizard, Flash Thompson! The ...
by bobashep on 6/9/2019 6:48:00 PM
Dceased 1 1 0 Meh. It accomplishes what it needs to: be a zombie horror story with DC characters. Whether anyone wanted that to begin with, is a question I have to ...
by Icarus27k on 6/6/2019 8:59:00 PM
Simpsons Comics (1993-Present) TP Vol 22 1 0 Not all of this book was pure comedy gold. For one thing, the table of contents lists a story called 'The Duffman Cometh.' However, that story is no...
by bobashep on 6/1/2019 9:31:00 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1 1 0 Hilarious for a comic book, it seamlessly incorporates MST3K, the TV show, into book form. If you need a break from superheroes and want some genuine ...
by Icarus27k on 5/31/2019 9:44:00 PM
Incredible Hulk (1968-1999) 365 1 0 This comic was my first ever Hulk written by Peter David and it was superb! I read it in the store, then re-read it again at home. Loved how Hulk/Joe ...
by aeolus 14 umbra on 5/31/2019 3:50:00 PM
Encounter (2018) TP Vol 1 1 0 I love Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans)! I love Chris Giarusso (G-Man)! Having all 3 working on a comic book together is all-ages gold! T...
by bobashep on 5/30/2019 6:17:00 PM
Avengers (1963-1996) 237 1 0 Wrong cover. Possibly wrong issue
by The Only Bob on 5/30/2019 12:06:00 AM
Spidey: Freshman Year TP 1 0 This series screams Stan Lee. It's so similar in feel to that of Lee and Ditko's run on Spider-Man, it's scary. Yet, I didn't feel that any of these...
by bobashep on 5/29/2019 5:32:00 PM
Chewbacca (2015-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Star Wars: Chewbacca was a good read. But, it had some rough edges. But I enjoyed it. But if ever a book needed a director's cut style appendix abou...
by bobashep on 5/25/2019 10:12:00 PM
America's Best TV Comics (1967) 1 1 0 This was a time capsule in a comic book. A true cool find. Maybe not 100% how I envisioned it all these years. But I don't feel like my money was wa...
by bobashep on 5/23/2019 4:31:00 PM
Spidey Super Stories (1974-1982) 36 1 0 A fun trip to my late 70s childhood. The art was great. The stories were good. Maybe a little bit aged for being a nearly 40 year old comic. But a coo...
by bobashep on 5/18/2019 9:43:00 PM
Super Sons (2019) GN Vol 1 1 0 If you are familiar with DC’s regular series Super Sons, you know that it is the adventures of the son of Superman, Jon Kent and Batman’s heir, Da...
by bobashep on 5/17/2019 12:25:00 PM
Rango 1 1 0 The stories were sub-par but the art was pretty good. None of the characters look like the actors playing them. But I have learned recently that thi...
by bobashep on 5/15/2019 12:10:00 PM
Conan The Barbarian (2019) 5 1 0 This series has been great so far. Lots of blood and gore, and Aaron has done a great job writing stories that feel true to the myth and mythos of the...
by jonervin26 on 5/13/2019 1:29:00 PM
Showcase Presents: Teen Titans TP Vol 1 1 0 Yes, the 1960s Teen Titans did villains well. But in terms of the teens themselves, I think someone did their research on kids from the 1940s. All o...
by bobashep on 5/12/2019 6:53:00 PM
Crux (2001-2004) 1 1 0 This comic is an interesting take on the Atlantis myth, as well as a future look at Earth. The art is well done and the story flows without any confus...
by xoregox on 5/12/2019 6:38:00 PM
Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds 1 1 0 The artwork of Adam Bryce Thomas alone is worth the $3.99 price tag. Samurai Jack was known for its innovative artstyle which paid homage to the kung-...
by bobashep on 5/10/2019 9:55:00 PM
Tick (FCBD) 2019 1 0 The free comic I look forward to every first Saturday in May. I am just in awe of The Tick. He's funny. He's odd. He's insane. An annual dose of...
by bobashep on 5/8/2019 9:19:00 PM
Hip Hop Family Tree (2013-2015) GN Vol 3 1 0 At this stage of the story, hip hop and rap are just hitting the edges of main stream. They still can't find a presence on MTV. But other mediums are ...
by bobashep on 5/5/2019 10:20:00 PM
True Believers: Star Wars - Ewoks 1 1 0 Before the Porgs, the benchmark of cuteness in the Star Wars universe were the Ewoks. But since the late 1980s, those distant cousins have been anyt...
by bobashep on 5/4/2019 9:47:00 PM
Astonishing Ant-Man (2015-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 This isn't a bad volume of tales. The annual involving Hank Pym and that Last Days story at the beginning were both great. But then things get depress...
by bobashep on 4/30/2019 9:43:00 PM
To Kill A Mockingbird HC 1 0 I've read To Kill a Mockingbird seven times previously. I'm also familiar with the rough draft, Go Set A Watchman. So I feel that I can legitimately...
by bobashep on 4/26/2019 8:54:00 PM
Muppet Show: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson TP 1 0 If you ever wished that The Muppet Show could be turned into a comic book, consider your wish granted. Betty Boop's Roger Langridge crafts a 4-issue m...
by bobashep on 4/24/2019 8:53:00 PM
Kitten Construction Company GN Vol 1 1 0 Kitten Construction Company was so much fun! I haven’t laughed so hard at something related to those with nine lives this side of a Youtube marath...
by bobashep on 4/18/2019 11:15:00 PM
Cretaceous GN 1 0 Cretaceous was an extremely quick read. But it was exciting, thrilling and at some moments a little tragic. I know it’s still early in the year, b...
by bobashep on 4/18/2019 11:14:00 PM
Marvel Team-Up (2019) 1 1 0 The first issue's gimmick is that of a flip-book. These type of stories are supposed to be perfectly balanced. While this wasn't a perfectly balanced ...
by bobashep on 4/14/2019 8:30:00 PM
Tales of the Unexpected (1956-1968) 98 1 0 A late 1960s DC treasure. I don't care if this was Marvel or Harvey or Charlton. I love these old school sci-fi anthology series. They're so kitschy t...
by bobashep on 4/9/2019 9:06:00 PM
Finding Molly An Adventure In Catsitting 4 1 0 Finding Molly is about a young aspiring artist who just moved to LA to find her fortune in the world of comics. To make ends meet while her web comic ...
by bobashep on 4/4/2019 9:09:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 27 1 0 A very fun team-up of two of Saturday morning cartoons greatest detective teams. Some many remember the Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show from 1979-81...
by bobashep on 3/31/2019 6:53:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 20 1 0 The Mystery Inc. gang go intergalactic in this exciting issue! But this time the phantom is real! Space Ghost- that star of dramatic cartoon an...
by bobashep on 3/30/2019 10:57:00 PM
Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special 1 2 0 This was a wonderful collection of stories celebrating one of my all-time favorite looneys.
by bobashep on 3/29/2019 10:26:00 PM
Looney Tunes Greatest Hits Volume 2 1 0 Your favorite Looney Tunes characters are back in this collection of DC Comics. Magicians Bugs and Daffy complete are only the rabbit and duck cou...
by bobashep on 3/28/2019 8:30:00 PM
Blacklist (2015-2016) TP Vol 1 1 0 This volume focuses on one of the bad guys on Red Reddington's Blacklist. It's a complex story of deceit, espionage and double crossing. I'd be lying ...
by bobashep on 3/27/2019 10:02:00 PM
Valiant (2014-2015) TP 1 0 The Valiant was quite good. Unfortunately, it wasn't properly balanced for a story that would unite an entire universe of characters. I think only h...
by bobashep on 3/26/2019 9:28:00 PM
Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 A fun read that is less preachy and offensive than the regular main series. It helped restore my faith in this series. But I also understand that th...
by bobashep on 3/24/2019 6:08:00 PM
Star Trek: New Visions (2014-Present) 22 1 0 A major disappointment.
by bobashep on 3/16/2019 1:32:00 PM
Batman: As The Crow Flies TP 1 0 One of L'il Gotham's Dustin Nguyen's first takes at the Batman Family. This was a very good story by Judd Winick (Pedro and Me). There's a great twist...
by bobashep on 3/11/2019 9:24:00 PM
Rai (2014-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 It just wasn't that memorable a journey for me. I found myself going back trying to remember the plot of the story. A good rule of thumb is this- 'i...
by bobashep on 3/10/2019 9:46:00 PM
Rom (1979-1986) 23 1 0 Continuing from Power Man and Iron Fist #73, ROM the Spaceknight has followed a Dire Wraith into the Baxter Building. Now, ROM is convinced that one...
by bobashep on 3/9/2019 8:15:00 PM
Power Man and Iron Fist (1978-1986) 73 1 0 n the opening half of a two-part crossover, the Heroes for Hire are tasked to investigate the murder of a woman whom ROM the Spaceknight identifies as...
by bobashep on 3/9/2019 8:02:00 PM
Flash and Green Lantern: The Brave and the Bold TP 1 0 This is a friendship that on paper shouldn't really be. Barry is a nerd, nebbish and sorta a prude. Plus he's a family man, married to Iris West and s...
by bobashep on 3/7/2019 10:31:00 PM
Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 The Regeneratin' Degenerate has always been good for a laugh. And I'm a big fan of the wall-crawler. So, like with Spider-Man 3, I'll suffer through t...
by bobashep on 3/6/2019 9:56:00 PM
Hulkverines 1 1 0 With Hulk and Wolverine back from the dead, and Weapon H stepping into a bigger role in the Marvel comic universe, you knew this comic story was comin...
by jonervin26 on 3/3/2019 3:49:00 PM
Fantastic Four: Lost Adventures (2008) TP 1 0 The lost adventure that highlights this volume isn't really all that lost. It's merely the original script of issue #108 that wasn't able to be comple...
by bobashep on 3/3/2019 10:17:00 AM
RASL (2008-2012) TP Vol 4 1 0 The Jeff Smith sci-fi noir caper comes to a close with more questions than answers. Okay- the biggie: 'What does RASL mean?' gets finally gets answe...
by bobashep on 3/2/2019 2:21:00 PM
Simpsons Comics Explosion (2014-Present) 3 1 0 I wasn't sure if this book was comprised of all-new material or not. That was until I read I recently read a old issue of Futurama Comics. The last ...
by bobashep on 3/2/2019 2:15:00 PM
RASL (2008-2012) TP Vol 3 1 0 The penultimate chapter of Jeff Smith's RASL gets metaphysical thanks to the scary looking girl on the front cover. Just who is she is up to debate. B...
by bobashep on 2/26/2019 8:02:00 PM
Short & Skinny HC 1 0 Short and Skinny is the true story of how a certain movie from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away forever changed the life of junior high schoo...
by bobashep on 2/24/2019 3:20:00 PM
RASL (2008-2012) TP Vol 1 1 0 A inter-dimensional art heist. A lizard-faced assassin. Sex. Lies. And Nikola Tesla!
by bobashep on 2/24/2019 3:18:00 PM
RASL (2008-2012) TP Vol 2 1 0 The origin of RASL is explored in this volume by Jeff Smith (Bone). Fans of the mystery of Nikola Tesla, the Philadelphia experiment, UFOs and conspir...
by bobashep on 2/24/2019 3:18:00 PM
Lola XOXO (2014-2015) TP Vol 1 1 0 The story was pretty good. The concept was fairly original. Though I felt like there were elements of that very short-live NBC series Revolution mixed...
by bobashep on 2/21/2019 5:35:00 PM
Futurama Comics (2000-2016) 68 2 0 One of the most confusing issues Bongo has ever produced. Taking a bag from the film Memento, many of the scenes are shown in reverse order. There wer...
by bobashep on 2/20/2019 10:52:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 46 1 0 This is perhaps the most different Scooby-Doo Team-Up I have ever read. In the DC heroes crossovers, the gang will usually encounter comical version...
by bobashep on 2/19/2019 9:31:00 PM
Hip Hop Family Tree (2013-2015) GN Vol 2 1 0 Ed Piskor continues his Who's Who of major players of the evolution of hip hop. This chapter finishes out 1981, blows through 1982 and ends at the wan...
by bobashep on 2/18/2019 6:07:00 PM
Star Wars Adventures Tales From Vader's Castle 5 2 0 yea disney really has no clue what fans want from a vader book the only real reason i bought the book was because it was the first time vader reveals ...
by scandy707 on 2/18/2019 2:37:00 PM
New X-Men (2001-2004) TP Vol 2 1 0 Grant Morrison is an odd duck. But he always manages to take all these great classic and shoot them into the 21st century. It's no different here wi...
by bobashep on 2/17/2019 8:15:00 PM
Che: A Graphic Biography (2008) GN 1 0 An interesting read that is skewed way too far to the left. There's nothing centric here. Great art but the editing is irregular.
by bobashep on 2/16/2019 6:36:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 36 1 0 A great DC/Hanna-Barbara crossover. With the mystery guests behind this caper, this issue was a great nod to some of the more oddball DC titles of t...
by bobashep on 2/13/2019 9:04:00 PM
Graphix Spotlight Sparks (FCBD 2018) 1 1 0 I've been hoping that my local library would have a copy on hand but it's just hasn't been meant to be. That doesn't mean that I've stopped looking....
by bobashep on 2/12/2019 10:06:00 PM
Nightwing (1996-2009) TP Vol 6 1 0 After the events of the 'Hunt for Oracle', which concluded in the pages of Birds of Prey, Bludhaven is in a power vacuum. Blockbuster is recovering fr...
by bobashep on 2/11/2019 8:36:00 PM