Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
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 f...
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
Rabbids (FCBD 2015) One-Shot 1 0 The Rabbids, those lovable rabbit scamps from video and cartoon fame headline this 2015 Free Comic Book collection from Papercutz. The Rabbids are kin...
by bobashep on 2/9/2017 9:48:00 PM
Batman (2016-Present) 6 1 0 I've really liked the Batman Rebirth books, but this one was awful. A whole book dedicated to the mental crash and burn of Gotham Girl was boring! Bat...
by dix on 2/8/2017 9:22:00 PM
Titans (2016-Present) 2 1 0 The art is good, but I really disliked the story. It was too chaotic, and pretty lame.
by dix on 2/8/2017 9:17:00 PM
Teen Titans (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Damian is a total jerk that no one should be crazy enough to follow, and the other characters join him way too easy. I'm not much into the art style e...
by dix on 2/8/2017 9:14:00 PM
Marvel Collectors Item Classics (1966-1969) 15 1 0 It's fun to read the old stories, and I love the art in the old books, but the stories in these reprint anthologies don't necessarily follow each othe...
by dix on 2/8/2017 9:10:00 PM
Star Trek Green Lantern (2016-Present) 1 1 0 read the first two issues. A fun read, but I wish it was the original or next gen trek characters. I don't much care for the young ones. The art is pr...
by dix on 2/8/2017 9:03:00 PM
Spider-Man (1990-1998) 1 3 1 One of the best comics from the 90's for many reasons (in my humble opinion). Not only did Todd McFarlane illustrate this adjective-less Spidey title,...
by grfanboy on 2/8/2017 12:23:00 AM
Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi (2015) TP 1 0 The story was everything I wanted in a prequel to Get Jiro! The art... well, let's just say I missed Langdon Foss. A bit cartoon-like for my taste. Re...
by grfanboy on 2/6/2017 10:16:00 PM
Hunt (2016-Present) 1 2 0 Ahhhhh. That hit the spot. Another example of great horror without the gore. Sorry superhero junkies but this tale is a dark one what with the soul-co...
by grfanboy on 2/5/2017 4:08:00 PM
Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium (2013-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 The unsolved mystery of Jack the Ripper, the prolonged assassination of President James Garfield, and the strange case of H.H. Holmes; perhaps the fir...
by bobashep on 2/5/2017 1:06:00 PM
Madman Adventures (1996) Ashcan 1 0 Madman all day! I couldn't help pick up this quirky little comic in my travels; it's ashcan size and it's shiny. Twenty reprinted pages from Madman Ad...
by grfanboy on 2/3/2017 10:41:00 PM
March (2013-Present) GN Vol 1 1 0 In celebration of Black History Month I thought I'd read something pertinent in the comic medium. I chose March, Book 1 of the March Trilogy. Such a c...
by grfanboy on 2/3/2017 9:49:00 PM
U.S. Avengers 1 1 0 The art is pretty good, but once again the characters are just too "teen" and drive me crazy. I also can't stand the Red Hulk, as either Hulk or human...
by dix on 2/3/2017 8:44:00 PM
Unstoppable Wasp 1 1 0 Average art. Totally too "teen" for me. The characters drove me crazy before I was half way through the book. Too bad, I like The Wasp's back story.
by dix on 2/3/2017 8:37:00 PM
Red Sonja (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Disappointing. The cover art was done by a different artist than the inside and it was not as good. The art was just choppy to me. The only interestin...
by dix on 2/3/2017 8:30:00 PM
Ren & Stimpy Show (1992-1996) 6 2 0 Spider-Man and Powdered Toast Man! Nuff' said! Actually, one more thing to add. Who knew Dan Slott would go on to write for ASM years after his short ...
by grfanboy on 1/31/2017 4:19:00 PM
Critters (1986) 11 1 0 Not a bad funny animal offering from Fantagraphic Books. But if the stories aren't funny, is it still a funny animal comic? Most of these advent...
by bobashep on 1/31/2017 9:48:00 AM
Star Trek (1989-1996) Annual 6 1 0 A two-part crossover that involves characters not just from the original series and the Next Generation but the movies and even fan fiction! Written b...
by bobashep on 1/30/2017 10:04:00 PM
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989-1996) Annual 6 1 0 It's the ultimate team-up of Star Trek Universes that isn't a team-up. Featuring a slew of cameos, guest-stars, and Easter eggs- it could only be done...
by bobashep on 1/30/2017 10:03:00 PM
Cluster (2015) TP 1 0 Checked this out digitally from my local library. Not bad considering it's a BOOM! title. However, the biggest critique I have with this series is the...
by grfanboy on 1/30/2017 1:18:00 AM
Marvel Classics Comics Series (1976-1978) 24 1 0 A good re-telling of the "She" story. I love the Marvel Classics series. For it's time the art is good, and they did a pretty good job with the story ...
by dix on 1/29/2017 8:48:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 22 1 0 I own 11 issues of this series thus far. This book was the weakest of the lot. If this is your first experience with Scooby-Doo Team-Up, please give i...
by bobashep on 1/29/2017 3:39:00 PM
Kamandi Challenge 1 1 0 This origin is slightly different from Kirby's version from 1972. But I'm going roll with it for a couple of reasons. For one, I'm a big Kamandi fan. ...
by bobashep on 1/27/2017 2:46:00 PM
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales (2012) TP Vol 1 1 0 I really would love to have these in single issue form. But seeing how sub par some of these first issues were, I'm kinda glad I didn't. This is a goo...
by bobashep on 1/26/2017 10:44:00 PM
Young Justice (2011-2013) TP Vol 1 1 0 Anybody wanna guess who the writing talents are behind this amazing series based on the equally amazing series of the same name? Why it's Art Baltazar...
by bobashep on 1/26/2017 10:42:00 PM
Sgt. Rock (1977-1988) 350 1 0 I always liked Rock more than Fury. This is a good Christmas story, where you learn more about one of Rock's men, in this case "Lonesome." A farm boy ...
by dix on 1/26/2017 9:58:00 PM
Marvel Feature (1971-1973) 11 1 0 This was just a great fun read. The story is great, as is the art. You have to get passed the Thing feeling sorry for himself, and his creation story,...
by dix on 1/26/2017 9:51:00 PM
Slapstick (2017-Present) 2 1 0 This web comic-cum-paper series just keeps getting funnier and funnier. It's also pretty dark and there's ample amounts of gore and insanity. I love t...
by bobashep on 1/25/2017 8:59:00 PM
Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Prelude (2013) 2 1 0 The first issue art was much better. Ron Lim is a good artist, but his style isn't my favorite, and to switch from characters you recognize from the m...
by dix on 1/23/2017 10:39:00 PM
Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Prelude (2013) 1 1 0 Not bad for a quick between movies 2 issue. The story ties the two movies together, and the story good, if a bit short.
by dix on 1/23/2017 10:39:00 PM
Thanos vs. Hulk (2015) 1 1 0 See #4
by dix on 1/22/2017 7:45:00 PM
Thanos vs. Hulk (2015) 2 1 0 See #4
by dix on 1/22/2017 7:45:00 PM
Thanos vs. Hulk (2015) 3 1 0 See #4
by dix on 1/22/2017 7:45:00 PM