Members' Comic Book Reviews
Title Issue # # Reviews # Comments Review Excerpt
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 6 1 0 If you've ever wondered how Wolverine came to utilize the Patch persona, this story set in Madripoor is the origin story you've been looking for. Havi...
by bobashep on 4/5/2021 6:21:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 4 2 0 That twist ending to the Fear Eater story! CLASSIC!!!
by bobashep on 4/5/2021 6:09:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 5 1 0 Three very solid stories. And then there's the Master of Kung-Fu. Such a disappointment. Especially, considering how much I was looking forward to thi...
by bobashep on 4/5/2021 6:09:00 PM
Essential Doctor Strange TP Vol 2 1 0 I like horror comics. But demons and devils just isn't my thing. And this collection is chock full of fallen angels. But, the stories were still prett...
by bobashep on 4/4/2021 8:29:00 PM
Black Bolt (2017-2018) TP Vol 1 1 0 An engaging series that makes me curious where the writer will take the character and how this fits into problematic aspects of the Royal Family and t...
by hardtravelinghero on 4/3/2021 10:47:00 AM
Daredevil By Mark Waid: Deluxe Edition (2013-Present) HC Vol 1 1 0 Started off engaging AF, fighting the Spot & showing Matt's powers in fun new ways. The art is fun and blows away expectations for the first few issue...
by hardtravelinghero on 4/3/2021 10:40:00 AM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 4 2 0 that twist ending to the Fear Eater story! CLASSIC!!!
by bobashep on 3/21/2021 1:53:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 3 1 0 A mixed bag. Typical for an anthology. But a couple of segments were some hot messes.
by bobashep on 3/18/2021 8:43:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 2 1 0 A good second issue. No sophomore slump here. The Wolverine story is that sort of gritty B-movie action flick stuff you'd expect from the late 80s. Bu...
by bobashep on 3/16/2021 9:39:00 PM
Marvel Comics Presents (1988-1995) 1 1 0 The cover story sees Wolverine in Madripoor seeking to fulfill the last wishes of a dying man; only to become embroiled in a gang war.
by bobashep on 3/15/2021 8:57:00 PM
Three Stooges: Thru The Ages 1 1 0 From the cover, it appears that Three Stooges: Thru The Ages would finally address the changing line-up of Shemp, Curly and Curly Joe. One existed in ...
by bobashep on 3/4/2021 7:32:00 PM
Ultimate X-Men (2001-2009) TP Vol 03 2 0 Prof X is a non-consensual mind-rewriter who thinks poorly of a number of his students--demeaning in how he refers to some of them, while being a shit...
by hardtravelinghero on 2/28/2021 3:40:00 PM
BlackAcre (2012-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 Starts with some inside scoop on last issue's cliffhanger. Hull does not belong, but does he have a plan? Does he truly have a friend on the outside, ...
by hardtravelinghero on 2/28/2021 10:35:00 AM
BlackAcre (2012-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Engaging tale that's a good page-turner that I don't find a need to keep, especially given it ended with the second story arc & it's unclear if the wr...
by hardtravelinghero on 2/28/2021 10:29:00 AM
The Complete Gorgo Readers Collection: Volumes 1 & 2 TP 1 0 I loved this book. It was as massive as Gorgo himself. Full of awesomely wild stories about a classic but forgotten movie monster.
by bobashep on 2/19/2021 9:09:00 PM
Batman: Three Jokers 1 2 0 I really enjoyed this story and the art - brilliantly dark!
by bwilliams74 on 2/17/2021 7:46:00 PM
What If? (1989-1998) 15 1 0 Signed by artists Walt Simonson and Bob Wiacek w/ cert. of auth.
by Stevil52 on 2/5/2021 12:59:00 PM
Hex (1985-1987) 3 1 0 A fun comic with a great premise and an allusion to the Odyssey, which I'm trying to recall of this Hex series is based on. It's difficult for me not ...
by hardtravelinghero on 2/5/2021 9:39:00 AM
Harbor Moon (2011) GN 1 0 I'm not sure why I finished reading it. The art was more difficult to understand than even Ben Templesmith's darker panels and pages; poor lighting an...
by hardtravelinghero on 2/5/2021 9:28:00 AM
Essential Thor (2001-Present) TP Vol 6 1 0 This collection of Thor comics proves that the 1970s is my favorite of the Marvel eras.
by bobashep on 2/4/2021 7:33:00 PM
Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster Featuring the Atomic Knights (2014) TP 1 0 If you are a fan of the classic Jack Kirby disaster title known as Kamandi, this is the essential collection to read! Collecting stories from numerous...
by bobashep on 1/26/2021 7:03:00 PM
Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger TP Vol 2 1 0 I liked this volume. But I am more of a purist. When it comes to horror, I am game to just about anything. But if I had to pick the type of horror tha...
by bobashep on 1/19/2021 1:46:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 16 1 0 Not really sure why we need Vanquisher. He's like when J. Jonah Jameson would create bad guys to battle Spider-Man because JJJ thought that the web-sl...
by bobashep on 1/18/2021 6:55:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 15 1 0 It's up to Blue Devil to save the day. But just who is this new mystery man that's popped up on the scene? And why is he so bad? No, he's not a vil...
by bobashep on 1/17/2021 6:41:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 14 1 0 A rather silly chapter with a great homage cover!
by bobashep on 1/17/2021 6:25:00 PM
Essential Fantastic Four TP Vol 8 1 0 Throw in the Frightful, uh- Three, a time travelling caper with the Invaders and the Liberty Legion, and help from the Impossible Man, Tigra and Thund...
by bobashep on 1/14/2021 8:23:00 PM
G.I. Joe and the Transformers (1987) 0 1 0 This story follows many of those classic Saturday morning cliches. Good guys assumed to be villains. Double crosses from all of the baddies. Padded st...
by bobashep on 1/13/2021 6:28:00 PM
Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Special (2009-Present) 2019 1 0 Krampus plays the role of Crypt Keeper, Zacherly or Svengoolie with his narration of a trio of holiday themed stories; each with their own spooky twis...
by bobashep on 1/10/2021 1:09:00 PM
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (1994) TP 2 0 One of my all-time favorite arcs and the inspiration for my favorite of the X-Men films. It's no secret that Claremont is a genius writer, and Anderso...
by cbsu on 1/10/2021 1:35:00 AM
Mars Attacks: The Holidays (2012) One-Shot 2 0 I rather enjoyed this book. I love the Mars Attacks franchise. (Yes, I realize that doggies and kitties get wasted without care when it comes to these...
by bobashep on 1/3/2021 6:33:00 PM
Whiteout (1998) TP 1 0 A great frozen crime thriller that doesn't end up as a cold case.
by bobashep on 1/2/2021 8:19:00 PM
Oggy And The Cockroaches: Oggy New Year 1 1 0 My first experience with Oggy and the Cockroaches was a fun one. I did have a little trouble with how Oggy's nose is computer generated on top of pen ...
by bobashep on 1/1/2021 9:15:00 PM
Rocketeer The Official Movie Adaptation 1 1 0 From the first time I saw The Rocketeer in print, I knew Dave Steven's had created something special. In this time period, most people had only heard ...
by Thayne62 on 12/30/2020 12:22:00 PM
The Feast of the Seven Fishes: The Collected Comic Strip and Italian Holiday Cookbook HC 1 0 A delightful comic strip turned graphic novel about an Italian family from West Virginia and the hours leading up to their 1983 Christmas Eve dinner. ...
by bobashep on 12/28/2020 9:20:00 PM
Pterodactyl Hunters: In the Gilded City (2012) GN 1 0 Great design on this book in terms of format, though it needed three or four staples as it took me looking through several copies to find one where th...
by hardtravelinghero on 12/28/2020 10:22:00 AM
Dell Giants (1959-1961) 26 1 0 The cover is touted as 'Walt Disney's Christmas Parade'* and the entire amount of over sized content does not disappoint. I didn't count pages. But I ...
by bobashep on 12/27/2020 8:56:00 PM
Marvel Classics Comics Series (1976-1978) 36 1 0 I love the story of Scrooge, a trio of seasonal ghosts and Tiny Tim. I make it a point to read at least one version of the story every year. And this ...
by bobashep on 12/25/2020 5:52:00 PM
New Adventures of Superboy (1980-1984) 39 1 0 I enjoyed a large chunk of this story. I wonder if a return story was ever done to this multiverse realm. I liked the twist ending. But as much as I a...
by bobashep on 12/24/2020 6:50:00 PM
Patrick, The Wolf Boy: Christmas Special 1 1 0 Inspired by former child actor Butch Patrick and the kid werewolf character he played on The Munsters, Eddie, Patrick the Wolf Boy is an unusual chara...
by bobashep on 12/19/2020 11:24:00 PM
Essential Howard the Duck (2002) TP 1 0 From parodying some of Marvels greatest heroes of the time period to mocking Star Wars, Big Apple vigilantism and the 1976 election, nothing was safe ...
by bobashep on 12/18/2020 9:39:00 PM
Archie Christmas Spectacular 2020 1 1 0 I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun and festive distraction from the crappy COVID-19 year of 2020!
by bobashep on 12/17/2020 8:57:00 PM
Katy Keene Special (1983-1990) 33 1 0 For a 30 year old Archie Comic, this one isn't so bad. The Archie titles went through a slump in the 90s. But you don't see evidence of it here. In ...
by bobashep on 12/14/2020 8:46:00 PM
BOOM! Studios Summer Blast (FCBD 2017) 1 1 0 Three stories of which I'm mostly curious about the Brave Chef Brianna story, as she's a human chef in a monster's city making food monsters don't eat...
by hardtravelinghero on 12/13/2020 8:56:00 PM
Treasury Of Victorian Murder TP Vol 9 1 0 A fascinating tale based on true accounts, what would seem like some forerunner of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a family of murderers set upon the...
by hardtravelinghero on 12/13/2020 7:04:00 PM
Qu33r (2014) GN 1 0 An anthology with enough well-told stories that I'll rate it an 8 and hope to loan it out to more friends who are queer and like comics. Some of the t...
by hardtravelinghero on 12/12/2020 11:52:00 PM
Simpson's Treehouse of Horror (1995-Present) 15 1 0 I just haven't been into the Simpsons since the late 1990s or so. While this book has tons of great indie creators, it only brought me a few almost la...
by hardtravelinghero on 12/12/2020 11:34:00 PM
DC Meets Hanna Barbera TP Vol 2 1 0 The Super Sons story was powerful but a little sad. I did rather enjoy the quirkiness of the Aquaman/Jabberjaw adventure with it's awesome Easter Eggs...
by bobashep on 12/12/2020 8:08:00 PM
Leave It to Chance (1996-2002) TP Vol 2 1 0 The plot of Leave It To Chance is about the daughter of a famed occultist and paranormal investigator. Chance's father does not want her to follow in ...
by bobashep on 12/11/2020 9:23:00 PM
The Gift of the Magi HC 1 0 A good book. Just not the best version of a personal holiday favorite.
by bobashep on 12/9/2020 9:22:00 PM
Deadpool vs. X-Force (2014) TP 1 0 I've read enough Gerry Duggan Deadpool to know that Wade Wilson is no fascist. And he'll only work for those goose-steppers if his daughter's life is ...
by bobashep on 12/6/2020 8:56:00 AM
Santa Claus Funnies Vol. 1 1 0 There's 4 issues of the Dell Comics's legendary series of holiday comics known as Santa Claus Funnies. (Astute collectors will know that these Christm...
by bobashep on 12/4/2020 9:16:00 PM
Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge HC 1 0 The biggest problem I had with these reprints were how small the panels were. Every one of them is roughly the size of a deluxe postage stamp. It does...
by bobashep on 11/28/2020 9:13:00 PM
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940-2011) 546 1 0 I really enjoyed this fun comic, even if only 10 pages (and the cover) were devoted to Thanksgiving. Okay, the holiday story was predictable. But I en...
by bobashep on 11/27/2020 10:05:00 PM
Dennis the Menace Bonus Magazine Series (1970-1979) 188 1 0 There were 3 stories in this comic. The first story had Dennis learning all about horse racing and then dreaming that he was a jockey. The last story ...
by bobashep on 11/21/2020 9:55:00 PM
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (2007-Present) TP Vol 2 1 0 The first volume to collect the Superman/Batman team-ups from the pages of World's Finest had many flaws. Silly plots that repeated frequently. A pesk...
by bobashep on 11/19/2020 6:53:00 PM
X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Dracula (2006) TP 1 0 Nothing spectacular (typical Frank Tieri writing), but since I love the Apocalypse legacy, I got to enjoy a decent story that's not so much about char...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/17/2020 11:16:00 PM
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994-1996) 2 1 0 Old man Tom Anderson regales the boys with war stories from WWII and some of the humor is racist and was surprising even for 1994. Like with the first...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/16/2020 9:18:00 PM
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994-1996) 1 1 0 I had some nostalgic laughs at the start. My favorite pages are the two where they read Marvel comic books from that time and rip on ideas or characte...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/16/2020 9:05:00 PM
Avengers: United They Stand (1999-2000) 1 1 0 A decent re-telling of the origin of Ultron in "animated series" style, probably one that gives his hatred of humanity a relatability I haven't notice...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/16/2020 8:37:00 PM
Red Zone (2019) GN Vol 1 1 0 A story for kids, but well done, based on the earthquakes and tremors that plagued Italy a few years ago, the creators do a good job giving each kid a...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/16/2020 8:25:00 PM
Batman Strikes! (2004-2008) 1 1 0 An OK story based on a show that interpreted the Rogues Gallery in a way I mostly didn't care for when I watched it. The bat-BlueTooth was the key gim...
by hardtravelinghero on 11/14/2020 7:49:00 PM
Crossover (2020-2021) 1 1 0 I have been reading comics for 6 almost 7 years now (I'm 16 about to turn 17). Now I obviously cannot afford all the comics out there and read them al...
by ScytheLucifer33 on 11/12/2020 5:39:00 PM
DC The Doomed And The Damned 1 1 0 This volume features 10 spine-tingling tales featuring some unbelievable team-ups. Green Lantern learns a lesson in facing personal demons when the rh...
by bobashep on 11/5/2020 6:36:00 PM
Halloween Eve One-Shot 1 0 That ending was really quite good. The art got even more better. Those last couple of panels of Eve by artist Amy Reeder Hadley. Wow. Truly, very stun...
by bobashep on 11/2/2020 8:37:00 PM
X-Files (1995-1998) Annual 1 1 0 You would think that with a cover titled 'Hallow Eve', that this story would be set upon Halloween. Alas, that is not the case. Nope. This isn't a Hal...
by bobashep on 10/30/2020 5:16:00 PM
Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat TP Vol 1 1 0 This is cute, which is ultimately what it's supposed to be, but perhaps because of the larger world it fits in, it's not going to be cute and carry it...
by hardtravelinghero on 10/30/2020 9:01:00 AM
Iron Man: The Inevitable (2006) TP 1 0 Joe Casey is a writer with some cool ideas, but it seems like his execution is often lacking, like he can't draw me into liking characters I might alr...
by hardtravelinghero on 10/30/2020 12:30:00 AM
Killogy Halloween Special (2014) 2014 1 0 I'm pretty tired out with the zombie genre. But this special had a few twists that made this story quite refreshing in a originality sort of way. The ...
by bobashep on 10/28/2020 7:13:00 PM
True Adventures of Adam and Bryon 4 1 0 Despite the title, I doubt that this book is comprised of true stories starring the creative duo of Adam (Walenta) and Bryon (Turner). What I do think...
by bobashep on 10/26/2020 6:30:00 PM
Donald Duck Adventures (1993-1998) 35 1 0 I'm 50/50 on this issue. It's a fun Halloween themed story but it seems atypical of one of my favorite Disney characters of all-time. I'm also on the ...
by bobashep on 10/26/2020 6:13:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 13 1 0 The comedic elements of the past issue are all but gone. But I still enjoyed this supernatural chapter very much nonetheless. Full of great guest star...
by bobashep on 10/22/2020 8:14:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 12 1 0 This caper to the first year of Blue Devil was a supernatural comedic masterpiece by the writing team of Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn with fantastic art ...
by bobashep on 10/21/2020 9:05:00 PM
Batman: Arkham - Two-Face TP 1 0 A great time capsule of Batman stories from just about every decade of comics featuring the Caped Crusader. Though I am wondering why there weren't an...
by bobashep on 10/19/2020 9:22:00 PM
Aliens: Hive (1992) TP 1 0 Read 2020: A fantastic Dorman wraparound cover is the best part. It begs the viewer to ask questions, so many questions. Inside, Kelley Jone's creepy ...
by hardtravelinghero on 10/17/2020 12:59:00 AM
Avengers: Ultron Unlimited (2001) TP 1 0 Read 2020: It's often been difficult for me to enjoy Avengers comics, apparently even those by Busiek. Without context, aside from Onslaught and Heroe...
by hardtravelinghero on 10/17/2020 12:41:00 AM
Mr. Monster's Hi-Shock Schlock 2 1 0 After the initial run of Mr. Monster original stories, MM took over as host of a slew of anthology titles at Eclipse devoted to reprinting other obscu...
by bobashep on 10/16/2020 3:23:00 PM
Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) 1027 1 0 A nice tribute to a milestone issue. Multiple short stories from different creators contribute to this fun book. My favorite story was the Silver Ghos...
by Bobbyvongrimm on 10/15/2020 10:32:00 AM
All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2011-2012) TP Vol 2 1 0 my official entry into my 2020 Halloween comics readings due to the final story of this volume. It stars magician Zatanna joining with Batman on Hallo...
by bobashep on 10/14/2020 5:26:00 PM
Empyre (2020) 2 1 0 Added a possible Cover I Walmart Variant. Not listed as 2nd printing on issue.
by StashMyComics on 10/12/2020 4:58:00 PM
Decades: Marvel in the '70s - Legion Of Monsters TP 1 0 A collection such as this is such a mixed-bag. There's some classics and there are some stinkers. But what I love so much about this series is how it'...
by bobashep on 10/11/2020 8:07:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 11 1 0 A very different type of story for this series. But it was actually very fresh and smartly done. Great ending.
by bobashep on 10/11/2020 7:34:00 PM
Blue Devil (1984-1986) 10 1 0 As they say- Hell hath no fury than a woman scorn. Imagine how worse this is with 3 scorned females now turned into actual Furies! If you think this ...
by bobashep on 10/6/2020 8:40:00 PM
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (2007-Present) TP Vol 1 1 0 Presenting some of the most off-the-wall adventures starring the Man of Steel, the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder. Aliens, love-sick dames, giant r...
by bobashep on 10/6/2020 8:23:00 PM
Horror Comics (2019) 1 1 0 As a Horror fan I was hoping for so much more. Lets go with the story. Typical I got treated badly as a kid now I want to hurt people and do bad thing...
by Bobbyvongrimm on 10/6/2020 12:54:00 PM
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection (2020) 1 1 0 Not a bad start to this creepy Marvel Zombies resurrection tale. Dark and twisted as usual trying to find sanctuary from places of the past and stumbl...
by Bobbyvongrimm on 10/1/2020 8:51:00 AM
Batman (2016-Present) 99 1 0 I love what is going on with this series. The chaos in Gotham, Ghost from the past, and the Jokers Toy's Oh boy the toys!! Stay away from that movie t...
by Bobbyvongrimm on 10/1/2020 8:38:00 AM
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 2 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