Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Wolverine/Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection (1989) HC 1 0 Archie Goodwin (Star Wars) pens a tale of international intrigue that ranks up their with the likes of SHIELD legends Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Sterank...
by bobashep on 10/14/2019 9:02:00 PM
Casper's Haunted Halloween 1 1 0 This Halloween special from American Mythology also contains several shorts starring some of Casper’s ghostly friends. Spike, the mischievous frec...
by bobashep on 10/11/2019 8:38:00 PM
Cannabis Illegalization Of Weed In America HC 1 0 If you've been extremely confused as I have about what's up with CBD oil all of a sudden and why is it okay (according to the FDA) to eat hemp but not...
by bobashep on 10/7/2019 7:43:00 PM
Star Wars Adventures: Return To Vader's Castle 1 1 0 Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #1 kicks off a 4-week miniseries that is already slaying it’s predecessor in terms of quality. My b...
by bobashep on 10/6/2019 8:01:00 PM
Marvel Comics (2019) 1000 1 0 I rarely rate something so low, but for $10 bucks... the story per page format is not something I can get into. Didn't even read the whole thing. Th...
by navik on 10/5/2019 4:31:00 PM
Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project (2009) TP 1 0 Over 100 Great cover sketches by some of the industries best done for Charity including the book sale.
by Maulbmaul on 10/4/2019 9:59:00 PM
S.H.I.E.L.D. By Lee & Kirby Complete Collection TP 1 0 In the 1960s, spy flicks were all the rage. 007 himself, James Bond, was saving the world from the likes of Dr. No and Goldfinger. Napoleon Solo was d...
by bobashep on 9/28/2019 8:48:00 PM
Hawking HC 1 0 I was hoping for a more personal look at Stephen Hawking's personal life. His struggle with ALS has been in inspiration for me and countless others. W...
by bobashep on 9/23/2019 8:51:00 PM
Saga of the Swamp Thing (1982-1984) 9 1 0 Major Reveal of the Origin of one of the bad guys. Lots of fun to read
by gpkguy on 9/22/2019 2:49:00 AM
Saga of the Swamp Thing (1982-1984) 8 1 0 Spoiler Alert: S.T. and his companions are washed up on the shore of island that is inhabited by the manifestations of the imagination of a Vietname V...
by gpkguy on 9/22/2019 2:45:00 AM
Uncanny X-Men (2013-2016) 1 1 0 Goldballs now featured in Powers/House of X.
by StashMyComics on 9/21/2019 1:52:00 PM
Plants Vs Zombies: Snow Thanks HC 1 0 This all-new graphic novel is debuting just in time for the release of Electronic Arts’ new game, Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. If...
by bobashep on 9/20/2019 9:51:00 PM
Black Hammer: Age Of Doom TP Vol 3 1 0 Before this exciting chapter is through, readers will learn the truth as to why the heroes cannot escape from their supposedly ideal small town life...
by bobashep on 9/17/2019 5:38:00 PM
Star Wars Adventures (2017-2019) TP Vol 6 1 0 Not everything about this book was perfect. A major flaw was somebody's decision to not finish Bazine Netal's story in the pages of Star Wars Advent...
by bobashep on 9/14/2019 8:36:00 PM
Punisher (2014-2015) TP Vol 1 1 0 Edmondson's Punisher is probably one of the most humanized we've seen in over a decade (not that I mind Ennis' non-stop killing machine), and it seems...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/10/2019 11:05:00 AM
Sinners (1989) One-Shot 1 0 A story with much potential as auteur Alec Stevens lays out his artistic chops, but the storytelling only grabs me in moments and then the book fails ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/10/2019 11:02:00 AM
Friends of Lulu Present Storytime (2001) GN 1 0 While I appreciate what Friends of Lulu is and does, a lot of the stories were brief and unengaging with the exception of a small handful: “How Worl...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Fear Itself Herc HC 1 0 The story began strong with a great first issue and even the second issue was engaging, but once the Fear Itself crossover issues began, a lot of stea...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/10/2019 10:52:00 AM
Batman (1940-2011) 181 1 0 DC has plans for more facsimile edition books. As much as I love seeing the vintage extras and secondary adventures, the publisher is going to have ...
by bobashep on 9/9/2019 8:37:00 PM
Secret Wars Too 1 2 0 This comedic one-shot tie-in to Marvel's 2015-16 Secret Wars event was a bit of a disappointment. Over the year's Marvel had developed a number of '...
by bobashep on 9/7/2019 10:06:00 PM
Debian Perl Digital Detective GN Vol 1 1 0 Kids show interest in advanced things at different stages in life. You might buy this book for your youngster and they’ll not understand any of it. ...
by bobashep on 9/6/2019 6:54:00 PM
House Of X (2019) 1 1 0 I was so excited to hear that they were refreshing the Xmen. This was the first comic I purchased in almost 20 years. I'm excited to see where this st...
by mrose812 on 9/5/2019 11:36:00 AM
Thor: Giant-Size Finale (2010) 1 1 0 Another engagingly-written JMS comic, with the first Thor story reprinted in the back. I realize I'd never read the original incarnation of his origin...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/4/2019 11:35:00 PM
Weird Worlds (2011) 6 1 0 Some decent art here and there, but the stories are not engaging or memorable, but perhaps--though I doubt this--it's because I didn't read the prior ...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/4/2019 10:11:00 PM
Marvel Tales (1964-1994) 51 1 0 Very interesting and easy to follow. Plus who doesn't like a Spidey vs Kingpin brawl?
by Rigor_Mortis_Tortis on 9/3/2019 6:39:00 PM
Ducktales: Silence And Science (2019) 1 1 0 An old Disney gag has been for Donald Duck to desperately try and get some peace and quiet. But thanks to a house full of rambunctious nephews, oddb...
by bobashep on 9/3/2019 6:38:00 PM
Fish Girl GN 1 0 Beautiful art, sweet story, and engaged me consistently that I didn't want to put it down.
by hardtravelinghero on 9/2/2019 5:14:00 PM
Powers Of X (2019) 1 1 0 A comprehensive and comprehensible revamp of the X-Men universe, with almost all new characters. The art is beautiful, and the story is readable and e...
by Icarus27k on 9/1/2019 12:11:00 AM
Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk TP 2 0 To me this was one of the most creative, clever ways to Hulk as not just some monster, but there was depth to this angry green giant. This is one of t...
by djmisfit on 8/28/2019 3:27:00 PM
Dark Claw Adventures (1997) 1 1 0 Near perfect.
by JtotheA on 8/25/2019 7:33:00 PM
Indoctrination TP Vol 1 1 0 Regarding the story, I found it dark and mildly engaging. While I am ceaselessly entertained by movies that contain similar content, such as Sicario, ...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/25/2019 2:13:00 PM
Black Monday Murders (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Definitely intriguing and makes me want to continue reading.
by hardtravelinghero on 8/24/2019 10:43:00 PM
Everything Together (2012) TP 1 0 Laugh out loud funny at times. Slice of life coming of age awkward weirdness at others. Overall, an enjoyable book that also examines ideas about Jewi...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/24/2019 10:42:00 PM
Justice League of America (1960-1987) 134 1 0 Lots of great Supergirl action but things don't add up from the end of the previous issue to the conclusion here. That really doesn't make a lot of ...
by bobashep on 8/24/2019 8:24:00 PM
Dear Justice League (2019) TP 1 0 Dear Justice League was a lot of fun. Full of laughs and great illustrations, this is a book that is recommended for readers 7-10. But almost all ag...
by bobashep on 8/23/2019 9:43:00 PM
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