Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 9 1 0 The saga known as the Blue Devil/Trickster team-up concludes with James Jesse's true motive: he's planning to rob a bank while the entire bank is in...
by bobashep on 9/20/2020 10:32:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 8 1 0 After taking a small detour to view Blue Devil's first appearance in comics (Fury of Firestorm #24), I returned to the second half of this Trickster s...
by bobashep on 9/19/2020 8:54:00 PM
Batman: Three Jokers 1 1 0 Fun start to a three part story but what really pops is the art. This book is amazingly stunning to look at in my opinion. Did anybody else see the Pe...
by Bobbyvongrimm on 9/17/2020 12:31:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 7 1 0 James Jesse is being targeted by an all-new villain. And based on previous history between Trickster and Blue Devil, the Flash Rogue needs the help of...
by bobashep on 9/10/2020 8:03:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 6 1 0 Along his travels, Cassidy runs into a pair of aliens who are being hunted by some mighty indestructible robots. It's a massive comedy of errors and a...
by bobashep on 9/6/2020 8:13:00 PM
Civil War: The Road to Civil War TP 2 0 Reread 2020: Illuminati one-shot is the best part, creating the tension and drama with some of the biggest minds and powers in the Marvel Universe. Ma...
by hardtravelinghero on 9/6/2020 12:15:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 5 1 0 Lots of action and adventure. While the Blue Devil series is a supernatural based one. It's not overt as say a Hellblazer or Son of Satan series. I'm ...
by bobashep on 9/5/2020 10:09:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 4 1 0 A very good chapter in the Blue Devil saga that succeeds in the chemistry department as opposed to the direct supernatural elements.
by bobashep on 9/4/2020 7:22:00 PM
Wizard (1991-2011) 18 1 0 Reread 2020: Cover actually not that cool, but nostalgia. Ad for Secret Defenders may be why I bought SD. Letter to Ed worth revisiting. News: Marvel ...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/26/2020 10:55:00 PM
Secret Six (2008-2011) TP Vol 5 1 0 Read 2020: A recap would've been useful. There are two "Secret Six" teams comprised of members from the original Simone crew, plus others, and they're...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/26/2020 10:12:00 PM
Ultimate X-Men (2001-2009) TP Vol 02 1 0 Reread 2020: For some reason I found this volume deeply more engaging than the first. While I also forgot this story 20 years ago, this time it was de...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/20/2020 8:55:00 PM
Ultimate X-Men (2001-2009) TP Vol 01 1 0 Reread 2020: Thinking back to when this series came out, I can't remember almost any of the stories, maybe just the panels from issue 1: Magneto thrus...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/10/2020 12:56:00 PM
Hellblazer (2011-2020) TP Vol 6 1 0 Read 2020: Mostly not a downer in terms of Constantine's troubles, with some exceptions. The Pub/Love kills were dark & sad, but well told; I care for...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/10/2020 12:39:00 PM
Kaijumax Season 2 TP 1 0 Xander Cannon did it again! He crafts this tale of no hold's barred crime and punishment. Full of sinners and very little saints. Cannon illustrates a...
by bobashep on 8/4/2020 9:41:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 3 1 0 A very funny story with two excellent henchmen of Metallo's who are completely inept! Here's hoping that we'll see more of them in the future.
by bobashep on 8/3/2020 12:03:00 PM
Big Book of Thugs, The TP 1 0 Once again, some of the industries most legendary artists join together to bring fans of history, crime and graphic novels an eclectic look at the dar...
by bobashep on 8/2/2020 2:34:00 PM
Mythic (2015-2016) TP Vol 1 1 0 A neat concept of MIB meets mythology of the world. Some fun art for sure, depicting all these beings of myth and folklore and belief, but wasn't a st...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/1/2020 10:19:00 PM
Nameless (2015) TP Vol 1 1 0 I'm rating this about four months after I read it. I recall it being visually engaging with a sort of Hellraiser take on space in a way that goes even...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/1/2020 10:17:00 PM
Rasputin (2014-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 I would revisit this story in the future. While I'm not sure what to make of the ending, it might be just that as part of what would bring me back to ...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/1/2020 10:07:00 PM
Rasputin (2014-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Overall, fascinating concept that leads into an even more engaging second arc. Rasputin's mythical origins come to life in a tale of Russian folklore ...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/1/2020 10:05:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (2001-2005) TP Vol 2 1 0 Volume 2 gives me more JMS pleasure. The 9/11 issue brings tears to my eyes twenty years later and the confrontation with Aunt May, coming off the fin...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/1/2020 4:33:00 PM
Amazing Spider-Man (2001-2005) TP Vol 1 1 0 Overall, I enjoyed JMS' run on this title. Reading this twenty years later, it's still somewhat fun and maybe worth visiting again for what it sets up...
by hardtravelinghero on 8/1/2020 4:30:00 PM
Batman: Hush Returns TP 1 0 I say it's difficult to write a Batman story I don't like, but this arc was one of those that didn't strike my fancy. I don't care for Lieberman's tak...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/31/2020 10:13:00 PM
Green Lantern: Legacy (2020) TP 1 0 Together Le and Tong created a flawless new member of the Green Lantern Corps. Tai's Yellow Lantern adversary is pretty good too. In a rotten sort o...
by bobashep on 7/31/2020 1:35:00 PM
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) 1 1 0 Great pacing and great writing. Loved this issue!
by kidgrifter on 7/29/2020 6:02:00 PM
Batman: Heart of Hush HC 2 0 Read 2020: Damn, Paul Dini should write most Batman comics and Dustin Nguyen's pencils are generally great and atmospheric, fitting this story well, e...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/28/2020 3:48:00 PM
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (1984-1985) TP 3 1 Reread 2020: The best parts are Dr. Doom & Galactus having a seeming character arc and also being a mysterious cosmic being, respectively. Most of the...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/28/2020 3:45:00 PM
Fire Power: Prelude TP Vol 1 1 0 I really enjoyed reading this book and it's a popcorn action comic. Not anything that'll blow your mind, but really fun. I tend to lean towards selfpu...
by alanmoore69 on 7/26/2020 10:56:00 AM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 2 1 0 It's only the second issue and I am in love. Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn have some great comedic timing. And I really love the artwork of Paris Cullins....
by bobashep on 7/23/2020 8:27:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 1 1 0 The premier issue of Blue Devil was great- for a premier issue. The origin story aspect was very good. The introduction to a few characters was rough ...
by bobashep on 7/21/2020 1:56:00 PM
Wizard (1991-2011) 17 1 0 Cover art scratchy, but probably all the rave of '92. News: did mini GI Joe comics ever get released with figures? Stroman's Tribe mentioned. Collecti...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/19/2020 12:50:00 PM
Darkhold: Pages From the Book of Sins (1992-1994) 1 1 0 My Favorite of the Midnight Sons title. Love the concept of the Darkhold and the "Different type of hero's' in this series.
by Jeremytd77 on 7/17/2020 6:13:00 PM
House Of M: World Of M Featuring Wolverine TP 1 0 Read 2020: In the twisted world in which Magneto begins his rule of most of the world in the early 1970s, I find myself not that engaged with Wolverin...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/11/2020 1:09:00 AM
Wizard: The Beginning of the Valiant Era (1994) One-Shot 1 0 Reading Wizards 14-16, I do want to read the first three years of Valiant comics--they sound amazing, but there's a sort of a hilarity in how much the...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/7/2020 12:07:00 AM
Wizard (1991-2011) 16 1 0 Read 2020: One of the better issues. "Don't miss an issue" ad is fun. Lea Hernandez editorial piece useful. Doomsday ad! Darker Image--ha! News: Words...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/6/2020 11:30:00 PM
Wolverine: Soultaker (2005) TP 1 0 Read 2020: A fine read if you seek something lite and likely inconsequential in the grand scheme of Wolverine. There were some fun elements reminiscen...
by hardtravelinghero on 7/5/2020 7:21:00 PM
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