Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
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 1 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
Thanos vs. Hulk (2015) 4 1 0 Excellent series! The story was great, and was complex enough to be interesting throughout. The conflict between Thanos and Anihilis was as good as be...
by dix on 1/22/2017 7:45:00 PM
Sgt. Fury (1963-1981) 73 1 0 Great art and great story. Not that the Howling Commandoes fighting beside the Russians is terribly believable, but it mad for a good read. Especially...
by dix on 1/22/2017 7:40:00 PM
Trinity (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Average art, but some of the coloring is terrible. Story is interesting, but too many books are better.
by dix on 1/22/2017 1:04:00 AM
Hookjaw 1 1 0 Interesting story, but pretty average art. The story is worth checking out the second issue.
by dix on 1/22/2017 12:57:00 AM
Deadly Class (2014-Present) 1 1 0 There is so much to take in and process while reading this first ish'. It's one problem after another for our protagonist. We find him homeless and in...
by grfanboy on 1/22/2017 12:56:00 AM
Poison Ivy: Cycle Of Life And Death 3 1 0 See #1
by dix on 1/22/2017 12:48:00 AM
Poison Ivy: Cycle Of Life And Death 4 1 0 see #1
by dix on 1/22/2017 12:48:00 AM
Gamora (2017-Present) 1 1 0 Good art, great story. I love the character, and relationships between her and her "sister" and Thanos are a fun read.
by dix on 1/22/2017 12:41:00 AM
Invisible Republic (2015-Present) 1 1 0 You know a series is going to be good when the writers (husband and wife duo) place you in midstream of their story. The setup is simple: on the dista...
by grfanboy on 1/22/2017 12:31:00 AM
Justice League of America (2013-2014) 7.2 2 0 I really loved this issue. The art is great, and the story of the origin of "Killer Frost" was an excellent read. Then you add the 3D cover, and it's ...
by dix on 1/22/2017 12:24:00 AM
Few (2017-Present) 1 1 0 Very disappointing! A complete waist of $5.00. The story your cliché rebel against the evil empire type of thing, but with a bad guy infiltrating the...
by dix on 1/21/2017 11:00:00 PM
Batman: Ego and Other Tails TP 1 0 Of all the material in this book, I had only read the Selina story once before. I wasn't really a fan of it then. I'm still not quite a fan of it now....
by bobashep on 1/21/2017 9:09:00 PM
Mother Panic 2 1 0 I've still heard little to no hype about this title. Granted, it's barely affiliated with Batman (as of yet) but it has Gotham City completely at its ...
by grfanboy on 1/19/2017 1:25:00 AM
War of the Worlds (1988-1990) 1 1 0 The art is okay, although if you're going to use black and white these days, it better be good. They completely mangled the story of War of the Worlds...
by dix on 1/18/2017 9:28:00 PM
World of Tanks (2016 - Present) 3 1 0 I love this series. The art is pretty average, but I like the way you get the story from both the British and the German side of things.
by dix on 1/18/2017 9:16:00 PM
Occupy Avengers 2 1 0 Love the story and the art. The Fireheart cousins that help Hawkeye and Red Wolf were a hoot, and Hawkeye and Wolf are a great team. I love the art, a...
by dix on 1/18/2017 9:11:00 PM
Marvel Team-Up (1972-1985) 35 1 0 Much more fun to read than most of todays books. Good art and a straight forward story. Best of all, it's all in one book!
by dix on 1/18/2017 8:54:00 PM
Marvel Team-Up (1972-1985) 99 1 0 I love having complete stories in one book. The combination of Spider-man and Machine-man was great. Both asume the other is a bad guy in the beginnin...
by dix on 1/18/2017 8:54:00 PM
Super Soldiers (1993) 5 1 0 The art is typical of the 90's look, with huge bulging muscles, and ludicrous proportions, but they are "super soldiers!" The story is nothing surpris...
by dix on 1/18/2017 8:40:00 PM
Aquaman (2016-Present) 9 1 0 This is my favorite series right now. The art is beautiful and the story is excellently written. Atlantis is getting raked through the coals, and the ...
by dix on 1/18/2017 8:19:00 PM
Micronauts Special Edition (1983-1984) 1 1 0 How cool is this comic?! This just might be a new guilty pleasure. Collecting the first three issues of the original Micronauts series of the late 70s...
by grfanboy on 1/18/2017 12:47:00 AM
Wraith (2013-2014) HC 1 0 This 2014 comic book prequel to author Joe Hill's NOS4A2. If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you'll know that I am a big fan of Hill's. T...
by bobashep on 1/16/2017 9:24:00 PM
Doctor Strange: Last Days Of Magic 1 1 0 Out of context of the ongoing series, which I haven't read, thus was OK. My time generally would've been spent reading another comic. I think the Xu s...
by hardtravelinghero on 1/16/2017 12:37:00 PM
Star Trek: Boldly Go (2016-Present) 1 1 0 The story was doing pretty good until the last line, "resistance is futile." I am really sick of the borg. Not going past the 1st issue on this one. A...
by dix on 1/16/2017 12:10:00 AM
Poison Ivy: Cycle Of Life And Death 1 1 0 Gorgeous art, and a very good story. It is an interesting take on Poison Ivy, and I love her "kids!" I've read the first four books so far, and all ar...
by dix on 1/15/2017 9:37:00 PM
Poison Ivy: Cycle Of Life And Death 2 1 0 see #1
by dix on 1/15/2017 9:37:00 PM
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey (2016-Present) 4 1 0 A pretty decent read. Good art, and I like the story. Somehow I missed subscribing to this title when I started the Rebirth storylines, and I'll save ...
by dix on 1/15/2017 9:24:00 PM
Deep 1 1 0 The story was pretty good, but the art and layout are just boring. There are too many good books out to waste money on a boring book.
by dix on 1/15/2017 9:18:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Frost Giants Fury 1 1 0 An enjoyable read, with a good story and art so far. I love the dragonkin character Saarvin the scout. A great character design and personality. I als...
by dix on 1/15/2017 9:08:00 PM
Teen Titans Go! (FCBD 2015) 1 1 0 The girls take over Titans Tower as they throw Starfire's first ever slumber party. Meanwhile, Beast Boy and Cyborg decide to go bowling. But is Vic u...
by bobashep on 1/14/2017 11:18:00 PM
Marvel Two-In-One (1974-1983) 83 1 0 Great art and story from the 80's. Love the Sasquatch! I haven't encountered him before, but his attitude about the wilderness (doesn't like it, it's ...
by dix on 1/14/2017 9:03:00 PM
Mister Amperduke: A Story In Pictures GN 1 0 A silent comic about bravery, playing God, and being unable to intervene in genocide. Also involves LEGO and an epilogue that's depressing. A good rea...
by hardtravelinghero on 1/14/2017 1:22:00 PM
Simpsons: Winter Wingding (2006-Present) 3 1 0 4 stories; all very funny. When you need a break from the winter blahs and there's no new episodes of the Simpsons to watch, the Winter Wingdings are ...
by bobashep on 1/10/2017 12:50:00 PM
Afterlife With Archie (2013-Present) 1 2 0 Another title I initially thought was a joke. I was working for an independent bookstore at the time and remember saying the market was saturated with...
by grfanboy on 1/10/2017 12:03:00 AM
Simpsons: Winter Wingding (2006-Present) 5 1 0 Cold weather and mischief abound in this 2010 winter annual from Bongo Comics. First, the whole town of Springfield gets the flu. Then Homer win...
by bobashep on 1/9/2017 9:34:00 PM
Unworthy Thor 2 1 0 loving the story. The theft of old Asgard by The Collector is great. I hated when he killed the kid that was the last of his race, but it should suffi...
by dix on 1/8/2017 9:34:00 PM
Unworthy Thor 1 1 0 I like the story a lot, but the art is a bit lacking. It's not bad, but when there is a fight, the debris just looks sloppy. I don't know if they were...
by dix on 1/8/2017 9:34:00 PM
Walking Dead (2003-Present) 108 1 0 He has a tiger.
by Masked Marvel on 1/8/2017 7:18:00 PM
Walking Dead (2003-Present) 92 1 0 FIRST APPEARANCE OF PAUL MONROE AKA JESUS-A must have
by Masked Marvel on 1/8/2017 7:14:00 PM
Slapstick (2017-Present) 1 1 0 There's elements of Deadpool, the Punisher, and Harley Quinn here and I enjoy it immensely. But will the character of Slapstick be enough of a draw? T...
by bobashep on 1/8/2017 5:32:00 PM
Daredevil (2016-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 The new Daredevil series (which some dub Back In Black) is gradually getting better. But there's still some rough edges, like with the stories contain...
by bobashep on 1/7/2017 9:44:00 PM
Wonder Woman: Earth One HC 1 1 0 A good story that I don't think goes far enough to create a new mythos of a pop culture legend. If I am going to read a story that is suppose to re-in...
by bobashep on 1/6/2017 10:42:00 PM
Daredevil (2016-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 A very gritty action-packed start to the new Daredevil. A little confusing with a great mystery at the heart of it all and oh so very complicated. The...
by bobashep on 1/5/2017 10:59:00 PM
Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) TP Vol 4 1 0 This series, not just this volume is the perfect Marvel Now! reading. It's very well written, lots of fun, and has lots of heart. One thing I'm one th...
by bobashep on 1/5/2017 10:10:00 PM
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (2016-Present) 1 1 0 I really enjoyed this issue. Various Batman titles writer Matthew K. Manning has done a great job thus far and I think this will end up as one of the ...
by bobashep on 1/4/2017 9:32:00 PM
Rockstars (2016-Present) 1 1 0 Mediocre art and pretty lame story. Plays on cliché rock and roll story lines, and hints at various rock myths and legends. I don't really understand...
by dix on 1/4/2017 4:59:00 PM
Mighty Captain Marvel 0 1 0 The art is pretty good, but the hero is too much a whiner. Just can't get into it.
by dix on 1/4/2017 4:46:00 PM
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014-Present) 21 1 0 I thought this issue was great. But it also surprised me. The last time Harley Quinn guest-starred in the pages of Scooby-Doo Team-Up (issue #12), the...
by bobashep on 1/3/2017 4:16:00 PM
Batman: Harley Quinn (2015) TP 1 0 The book covers Harley's first official appearance in the DC Universe in Harley Quinn #1. Why Batman Adventures #12, the ever so more demanded first a...
by bobashep on 1/3/2017 1:39:00 PM
Star Wars: Vader Down TP 1 0 Vader Down is the ultimate Star Wars crossover as Luke's quest to uncover the mysteries of the Force and Vader's search to find the Rebel pilot that d...
by bobashep on 1/2/2017 3:59:00 PM
Mummy (2016-Present) 1 1 0 The artwork is good, but the characters trying to raise the mummy are terribly lame. Not worth the price to follow it.
by dix on 12/30/2016 5:37:00 PM
Darth Vader: Doctor Aphra 1 1 0 Great art and great story.
by dix on 12/30/2016 5:34:00 PM
Galaxys For Hire 1 1 0 Pretty awful comic. The story reminds me of a Firefly wannabe about strange alien chicks. The art is terrible. Almost impossible to get through the wh...
by dix on 12/30/2016 5:21:00 PM
Bugs Bunny (1952-1983) 46 1 0 A Christmas themed cover does not a Christmas comic make. Other than the snow in the third story, there's very little winter hi-jinx much less anythin...
by bobashep on 12/29/2016 8:42:00 PM