Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Showcase Presents: Super Friends (2014-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Like the Super Friends cartoon, Wendy and Marvin left only to be replaced by alien siblings, Jan and Zan: The Wonder Twins and their space-monkey Glee...
by bobashep on 6/25/2020 8:44:00 PM
Big Book of the Unexplained, The TP 1 0 While I appreciate the use of a narrator or host, they haven't seemed to really work in the Big Books. The 70s book had a host and it was the weakest ...
by bobashep on 6/24/2020 11:07:00 PM
Power Girl (1988) 4 1 0 Issue #4 did not disappoint. Disappoint in being as bad as the majority of the issues in this miniseries. I came into this chapter expecting nothing a...
by bobashep on 6/23/2020 9:49:00 PM
Power Girl (1988) 3 1 0 Issue #3 got a little better. It's building up for the climatic final chapter which couldn't come quick enough for me. You know, with the still exce...
by bobashep on 6/22/2020 11:17:00 PM
Power Girl (1988) 2 1 0 As a big fan of Supergirl (to which Power Girl is a version of the character), I am quite disappointed. I obtained all 4 issues of this miniseries for...
by bobashep on 6/21/2020 8:02:00 PM
Power Girl (1988) 1 1 0 This was a major problem for DC books after the Crisis. They tried too much to be a soap opera and less like a superhero comics. It's a 22 page book a...
by bobashep on 6/20/2020 8:45:00 PM
Sin City: Silent Night 1 1 0 Absolutely bad ass!
by MindBomb361 on 6/18/2020 9:09:00 PM
Clerks. (The Lost Scene) 1 1 0 It's been a very long while since I have seen anything unedited by Kevin Smith. Having only been watching Comic Book Men (May it rest in peace, unless...
by bobashep on 6/16/2020 9:59:00 PM
DC Versus Marvel (1996) TP 2 0 Read 2020: Hadn't read this since each issue came out, at the height of comics spectacle, the mid-'90s. Generally a fun read, but dated for sure. Jurg...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/15/2020 11:01:00 AM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 48 1 0 A great story that didn't fall for the same plot line traps or very bad jokes which plagued the first 7-8 issues. Plus, I finally get to encounter a s...
by bobashep on 6/11/2020 8:04:00 PM
Big Book of the '70s, The TP 1 0 Maybe not the most complete look at 10 turbulent years in world history. But you learn things that have been glossed over in American history as wel...
by bobashep on 6/9/2020 8:32:00 PM
New X-Men (2001-2004) TP Vol 1 1 0 Reread 2020: Morrison's run ends poorly, supposedly because of Marvel editors. Looking at how it begins, it mostly makes me want to hate that he ever ...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/8/2020 4:23:00 PM
Wizard (1991-2011) 14 1 0 Read 2020: Editor letter: are comics writers, like editors, dying breed? News: Shooter quits Valiant. DC gets Vertigo; Market Watch says bad move. Pal...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/8/2020 4:15:00 PM
Scooby Doo 50th Anniversary Giant 1 1 0 Sadly, for this 50th anniversary special, one member of the team was notably missing- The Mystery Machine. That flower-powered trusty ole' van didn't ...
by bobashep on 6/8/2020 3:12:00 PM
Spider-Man: Brand New Day (2008-2009) TP Vol 2 1 0 Read 2020: 12 years later, I still don't like these stories. The best parts of this are the humor around the Bugle being sold out from under JJJ and h...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/5/2020 9:28:00 PM
Ultimates (2002-2004) TP Vol 2 2 0 Reading 2020: In Progress... So far so good. While Millar remakes the classic Avengers in somewhat Watchmen style, making some characters despicable a...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/5/2020 9:16:00 PM
Wolverine: Enemy of the State (2005-2006) TP Vol 2 1 0 Read 2020: Wolverine captured & deprogrammed by SHIELD & has a conscience after a few million VR simulations. Mostly nameless villains are being abduc...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/5/2020 9:00:00 PM
Spectacular Spider-Man (2003-2005) TP Vol 3 1 0 Read 2020: Book begins with a 3-issue Lizard story which tells us who is in charge when Dr. Connors loses his shit and becomes a giant humanoid lizard...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/4/2020 3:10:00 AM
Car 54, Where Are You? (1962-1963) 6 1 0 This book read so very much like an episode of that classic early 60s show. I laughed so many times. And the artwork was very, very good. Quite impres...
by bobashep on 6/2/2020 9:27:00 PM
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2005-2007) 24 1 0 Read 2020: It makes sense to read Civil War and the corresponding Amazing Spider-Man arc to have context for this story, though SPOILER ALERT there is...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/2/2020 8:10:00 PM
Wolverine: Enemy of the State (2005-2006) TP Vol 1 1 0 Read 2020: Story starts off strong, with the first three issues containing cliffhangers that keep me coming back for more. Wolverine killed. Reprogram...
by hardtravelinghero on 6/2/2020 7:49:00 PM
Married with Children (1991-1992) 5 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 6/1/2020 9:04:00 AM
Married with Children (1991-1992) 6 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 6/1/2020 9:04:00 AM
Married with Children (1991-1992) 4 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 6/1/2020 9:03:00 AM
Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars - Battle Tales 1 1 0 Derek Charm has grown to become the definitive Star Wars comic book artist. His work on the original Star Wars Adventures series (from IDW. Not to be...
by bobashep on 5/29/2020 2:30:00 PM
Marvel Team-Up (2005-2006) TP Vol 3 1 0 Read 2020: This TPB stands alone from previous volumes. The Invincible/Spider-Man crossover doesn't do much for me; I read a handful of Invincible TPB...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/28/2020 11:54:00 PM
Fox Kids Funhouse (1997) 2 1 0 Featuring an all-star line-up of Dwayne McDuffie, Brandon Kruse, Mike DeCarlo and Michael Duggan! The Tick story was very, very funny and makes me w...
by bobashep on 5/28/2020 3:58:00 PM
Marvel Team-Up (2005-2006) TP Vol 2 1 0 Read 2020: Kirkman's writing means this series must be read tongue in cheek, otherwise he just doesn't care about the characters, especially Spider-Ma...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/28/2020 3:12:00 PM
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (2009-2013) TP Vol 2 1 0 Strange Adventures wasn't perfect. But it was a perfect representation of an imperfect time in American history. Communism made us crazy. But the hope...
by bobashep on 5/27/2020 8:37:00 PM
Batman: Knightfall (1993-1995) TP Vol 1 3 0 I'd first read this in the early 2000s and got to read the 2000 printing in 2020, the first time since seeing The Dark Knight Rises. I wish there was ...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/27/2020 3:11:00 PM
Marvel Team-Up (2005-2006) TP Vol 1 1 0 Read 2020: Part of some larger storyline, this Golden Child is a mutant with a killer power and pawn in a plot of an Evil Tony Stark's plan to return ...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/27/2020 2:46:00 PM
War Machine (1994-1996) 23 1 0 Read 2020: Avengers: The Crossing storyline is doing whatever it's doing and we can continue with Rhodey's adventures in the techno-alien-symbiote War...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/27/2020 2:41:00 PM
War Machine (1994-1996) 22 1 0 Read 2020: This is such typical Marvel of its time, pencillers that wanna be Image artists and plots that are overly convoluted. Part of Avengers: The...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/27/2020 2:34:00 PM
War Machine (1994-1996) 21 1 0 Read 2020: Not even Dan Abnett could make this awful comic engaging. War Machine was still reading better than Terry Kavanaugh's awful plots and scrip...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/25/2020 9:32:00 PM
Superman For Earth 1 1 0 What Superman IV: The Quest for Peace was to nuclear disarmament, this book is to the ecology. Lois Lane is tasked to cover a conference on glo...
by bobashep on 5/24/2020 9:18:00 PM
Hulk Magazine (1978-1981) 20 1 0 Read 2020: Kind of a fun read after watching HBO's Chernobyl recently, given the issue takes place after and sort of addresses Three Mile Island's nea...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/22/2020 9:58:00 PM
Married with Children (1991-1992) 2 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/19/2020 9:40:00 PM
Married with Children (1990-1991) 3 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/18/2020 8:50:00 AM
Married with Children (1990-1991) 6 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/18/2020 8:50:00 AM
Married with Children (1990-1991) 7 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/18/2020 8:50:00 AM
Godwheel (1995) TP 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/18/2020 8:44:00 AM
Superman The Odyssey 1 1 0 Using terms like 'Chi-Coms' and the severe beat-down Superman gives the Red Army are things you would not see in a DC Comic in 2020. China is consider...
by bobashep on 5/17/2020 8:54:00 PM
Price (1981) 1 1 0 Read 2020: It took me two attempts to read this, but it turned out to be so worth it. The Price begins with such heavy exposition dumping that I was p...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/15/2020 7:38:00 PM
Nexus (1981-1982) 3 1 0 There's something wonderfully smooth about the pencils and inking of Steve Rude that make this book wonderfully visually appealing. Despite a boring f...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/15/2020 7:28:00 PM
Batman Overdrive TP 1 0 Batman: Overdrive gives small little nods to the rich 80-year plus history of the Dark Knight. But there’s several Easter egg nods to the 1966 Bat...
by bobashep on 5/15/2020 1:45:00 PM
Flash Omnibus By Geoff Johns (2011-2012) HC Vol 3 1 0 Review in progress: Ignition story is engaging, with moody art that matches the mystery of who is freezing Keystone cops, as it seems Ralph Snart may ...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/14/2020 8:25:00 PM
Marvel Super Special (1977-1986) 35 1 0 If you want to experience Conan the Destroyer, watch the movie. This adaptation seems fair, but nothing about it grabbed me enough to want to keep it....
by hardtravelinghero on 5/13/2020 10:00:00 PM
Marvel Super Special (1977-1986) 10 1 0 Best feature: an article in the closing pages titled, "Animation and Science Fiction" by Maurice Horn. Feature tale: I could have never read this and ...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/13/2020 9:33:00 PM
Lord Pumpkin/Necromantra (1995) 2 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/13/2020 10:31:00 AM
Giant Size Mantra (1994) 1 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/13/2020 10:29:00 AM
Prime (1993-1995) 8 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/13/2020 10:17:00 AM
Mantra Infinity (1995) 1 2 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/13/2020 10:16:00 AM
Mantra Infinity (1995) 1 2 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/13/2020 10:16:00 AM
Mantra: Spear of Destiny (1995) 1 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/13/2020 10:14:00 AM
Mantra: Spear of Destiny (1995) 2 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/13/2020 10:14:00 AM
Twisted Toyfare Theatre TP Vol 7 1 0 It's full of later era Toyfare productions. The photography, set designs, and special effects has taken a quantum leap. But the humor is the same as u...
by bobashep on 5/11/2020 9:11:00 PM
Within Our Reach (1991) SC 1 0 Within gets as high a rating due to two stories in particular: Shair and Eric Shanower's "Home for Christmas" is a heartbreaking tale, wonderfully ren...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/11/2020 1:39:00 PM
Wizard (1991-2011) 15 1 0 Worth Reading: Shuster memoriam. NEWS: New characters in Marvel & DC Annuals--haha! Milestone introduced! Eastman buys Heavy Metal. Trial of Venom. Sp...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/11/2020 1:10:00 PM
Wizard: X-Men Turn Thirty (1993) 1 2 0 Read 2020: Worth revisiting? Great Kubert cover! Ad to win original art is cool! "The Future Is Now" is fun to read creators discussing upcoming plots...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/11/2020 12:49:00 PM
Mantra (1995-1996) 7 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 10:08:00 PM
Mantra (1995-1996) 1 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:56:00 PM
Mantra (1995-1996) 2 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:56:00 PM
Mantra (1995-1996) 3 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:56:00 PM
Mantra (1995-1996) 4 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:56:00 PM
Mantra (1995-1996) 5 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:56:00 PM
Mantra (1995-1996) 6 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:56:00 PM
Mantra (1993-1995) 20 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:08:00 PM
Mantra (1993-1995) 21 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:08:00 PM
Mantra (1993-1995) 22 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:08:00 PM
Mantra (1993-1995) 23 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:08:00 PM
Mantra (1993-1995) 24 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 5/10/2020 9:08:00 PM
Marvel Preview (1975-1981) 23 1 0 Read 2020-05. The Jusko frontispiece is fun given my introduction to his work with Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. "Shandra," a fair story of two s...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/9/2020 9:33:00 PM
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (1998-1999) HC 1 0 Read 2020-05. Mostly written by Mark Waid, this was generally disappointing. Normally I enjoy Waid's work a lot, but these seem typical of forgetful s...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/9/2020 4:49:00 PM
Howard the Duck Magazine (1979-1981) 3 1 0 Read 2020-05-08: For the life of me, I cannot identify a Bill Mantlo written comic I've ever truly enjoyed. Now, Gene Colan, who penciled so many book...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/9/2020 4:03:00 PM
Bizarre Adventures (1981-1983) 25 1 0 The Black Widow story contained great intrigue and was wonderfully rendered. The Lady Daemon story also had great pencils and a fun plot and was racie...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/9/2020 2:00:00 AM
Bizarre Adventures (1981-1983) 31 1 0 Overall great violence-themed anthology issue. The O'Neil / Miller story "Philistine" had such a fun concept, the way O'Neil writes about experiencing...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/9/2020 1:52:00 AM
Next Issue Project (2008-2011) 1 1 0 Hands down, the Tom Scioli Space Smith story was the best, but I'm biased for liking Scioli's Kirby-esque artwork and designs and for this story endin...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/9/2020 12:55:00 AM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1984-1993) 4 1 0 Finally, the Krang, though I don't think named in this issue. They cameo as their brainy selves at the end of the third issue, but now we see them wit...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/5/2020 6:51:00 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1984-1993) 3 1 0 The comedy in this issue is a bit corny, making me wish I had read it when I was a tween and getting into comics. I probably would've liked this a lot...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/5/2020 6:46:00 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1984-1993) 2 1 0 This was a fun comic, but not one I desire to keep. A child of the '80s, I've always loved the MOUSERS, so it was cool reading their first story, and ...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/5/2020 6:37:00 PM
Infinity Gauntlet (1991) TP 1 0 Infinity Gauntlet is one of the best Marvel epic crossovers. But it could have been the greatest if not for the writer losing focus. The main artist...
by bobashep on 5/4/2020 12:49:00 PM
'Nam Magazine (1988-1989) 2 1 0 B&W reprints: issues 3 and 4 of the ongoing Marvel series, a series I've liked every time I've read some of its issues. While I don't recall the tone ...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/3/2020 10:21:00 PM
Marvel Super Special (1977-1986) 37 1 0 A capable movie adaptation, I probably rate this as highly as I do because of my fondness for the novel. The film itself was good, but not great, not ...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/3/2020 10:03:00 PM
Marvel Super Special (1977-1986) 14 1 0 Never having seen the movie, I wasn't sure what to expect, but about eight pages in this began to feel like every disaster movie from the 1990s to pre...
by hardtravelinghero on 5/3/2020 9:55:00 PM
I Survived GN Vol 1 1 0 I Survived is based on the popular award-winning series of chapter books of the same name by Lauren Tarshis. Since 2010, her books have taken young ...
by bobashep on 5/1/2020 9:04:00 PM
Convergence: Harley Quinn (2015) 1 2 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 4/29/2020 9:38:00 AM
Harley Quinn (2000-2003) 13 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 4/29/2020 9:37:00 AM
Showcase Presents: The Doom Patrol TP Vol 2 1 0 Reading this, the second and final volume of Showcase Presents The Doom Patrol, was very bittersweet. Knowing that the main members of this team were ...
by bobashep on 4/28/2020 8:49:00 PM
Star Comics: All-Star Collection Vol. 2 1 0 Planet Terry. Wally The Wizard. Royal Roy. Top Dog. These four titles were the original 4 titles of Marvel's short-lived but very much beloved Sta...
by bobashep on 4/26/2020 9:13:00 PM
Showcase (1956-1978) 80 1 0 First silver age Phantom Stranger appearance! Great book! Neil Adams cover also!
by RobertD75 on 4/24/2020 1:27:00 AM
Spongebob: Freestyle Funnies (FCBD) 2017 1 0 Mr. Krabs learns that the local comic book stores are giving away free comics. To the entrepreneur, that means a chance to make some money! But with m...
by bobashep on 4/22/2020 9:08:00 PM
Ginseng Roots 1 1 0 I read this a few months ago and recall being highly engaged, so I'm not sure why I'm not rating this a 10/10. I'm highly interested in reading the la...
by hardtravelinghero on 4/21/2020 9:29:00 PM
Basewood (2014) HC 1 0 Vaguely visually engaging, the characters are all sympathetic and we root for them, but the biggest problem might be the form in which auteur Longstre...
by hardtravelinghero on 4/21/2020 9:12:00 PM
Long Red Hair GN 1 0 Generally an engaging read by Meags Fitzgerald, and the first work of hers I've encountered. I'm interested in what else she creates in comics form. I...
by hardtravelinghero on 4/21/2020 9:03:00 PM
Bongo Comics Free-for-All! (FCBD) 2017 1 0 Once again we get a number of hilarious stories starring Bart, Lisa, Homer and the citizens of Springfield. And once again, the offerings are a thou...
by bobashep on 4/21/2020 9:01:00 PM
Secret Six (2015-2016) TP Vol 2 1 0 A decent read for Gail Simone work. I appreciate the swath of queer characters in the book, several of whom I didn't know or did not have their orient...
by hardtravelinghero on 4/21/2020 8:41:00 PM
Boom! Fresh Off The Boat (FCBD 2017) 1 1 0 The combined efforts of Gene Luen Yang and Jorge Corona was a great substitute for the real thing! I'm not sure why BOOM! Studios never made this one-...
by bobashep on 4/20/2020 8:46:00 PM
Mantra (1993-1995) 16 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 4/19/2020 10:16:00 AM
Mantra (1993-1995) 17 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 4/19/2020 10:16:00 AM
Mantra (1993-1995) 18 1 0 Read
by CDWcomicStash on 4/19/2020 10:16:00 AM