Review


REVIEW: Suicide Squad #3 -- "This Issue Is Very Enjoyable"

REVIEW: Suicide Squad #3 — "This Issue Is Very Enjoyable"

(DC Comics, creative team: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, Wes Abbott) When the idea of "triple crosses" seem quaint and uncomplicated, you know you're in for a book with something special going on. A deception has been perpetrated against Lok, the angry new handler of Task Force X, and the legacy members (King Shark, […]

REVIEW: Far Sector #4 -- "This Is A Complex, Enjoyable Science Fiction Mystery"

REVIEW: Far Sector #4 — "This Is A Complex, Enjoyable Science Fiction Mystery"

(DC Comics, creative team: NK Jemisin, Jamal Campbell, Deron Bennett) There's tea spilling everywhere as the truth comes out — for many people — about what's really going on deep in space. Newly minted Green Lantern Jo Muellein has this one-of-a-kind power ring that fixes one design flaw but introduces another. That's fun. As well, […]

REVIEW: Kill Lock #3 -- "A Wicked Delight To Read"

REVIEW: Kill Lock #3 — "A Wicked Delight To Read"

(IDW Publishing, creative team: Livio Ramondelli, Tom B. Long) This issue is very effective in establishing the effects of this "flawless" society on four misfits, each of whom are stuck together in a joined death sentence that hope to teach empathy but doesn't care if it fails. The deep science fiction hook is well couched […]

REVIEW: X-Men #7 -- "An Ambitious Issue That Will Be Discussed"

REVIEW: X-Men #7 — "An Ambitious Issue That Will Be Discussed"

(Marvel Comics, creative team: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho and Clayton Cowles) Chuck full of philosophical ponderings and ineffable questions, this issue is heavy on concept and light on actual happenings. Imagine, if you will, that you took a message board discussion of the morality and theories behind mutant resurrection, a core element […]

REVIEW: Leviathan Dawn #1 -- "Another Cat-And-Mouse Game With No Clear End In Sight"

REVIEW: Leviathan Dawn #1 — "Another Cat-And-Mouse Game With No Clear End In Sight"

(DC Comics, creative team: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Joshua Reed) Former fourth rate superhero Mark Shaw decided that he knew better than, well, everybody and created a means by which thousands of people would be killed and thousands more logistical processes would be thrown into disarray. That's all settled, it's not even a secret […]

Wolverine #1

Wait a Minute, How DID St. Julian Redeem Himself?! Wolverine #1 [X-ual Healing 2-19-20]

Three X-books out last week: Deadpool #3, Marauders #8, and Wolverine #1. One of them, Wolverine, was double-sized and double-priced, fitting considering Wolverine is double-dicked. Luckily, this recap column is free. Let's find out what happened in last week's X-books… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox […]

Marauders #8

The Marauders Learn the Terrible Truth in Marauders #8 [X-ual Healing 2-19-20]

Three X-books out last week: Deadpool #3, Marauders #8, and Wolverine #1. One of them, Wolverine, was double-sized and double-priced, fitting considering Wolverine is double-dicked. Luckily, this recap column is free. Let's find out what happened in last week's X-books… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox […]

X-ual Healing

Deadpool #3 Delivers Half a Deadpool Comic for the Price of One [X-ual Healing 2-19-20]

Three X-books out last week: Deadpool #3, Marauders #8, and Wolverine #1. One of them, Wolverine, was double-sized and double-priced, fitting considering Wolverine is double-dicked. Luckily, this recap column is free. Let's find out what happened in last week's X-books… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox […]



REVIEW: Star Trek Year Five #10 -- "The Plot Kind Of Pushes All The Dishes Off The Table"

REVIEW: Star Trek Year Five #10 — "The Plot Kind Of Pushes All The Dishes Off The Table"

(IDW Publishing, creative team: Jim McCann, Silvia Califano, Sebastian Cheng, Neil Uyetake) There is some fantastic character work here, giving Hikaru Sulu a deeply emotional, resonant experience. There are also some really impressive visual sequences here. Unfortunately, the Federation also technically ignited a planetary war and was ultimately like, "oops." Whaaaaaat? For such a cavalier […]

REVIEW: New Mutants #7 -- "An Afro-Latinx Barney Stinson In Space"

REVIEW: New Mutants #7 — "An Afro-Latinx Barney Stinson In Space"

(Marvel Comics, creative team: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis, Travis Lanham) The most important thing to note here is that Bobby DaCosta is superbly entertaining. Chocolate coated, freaking habit forming, his Sunstreaker-flavored bravado and Deadpool-styled recapping is a thing of beauty. The artwork shows him at his ridiculous best, an Afro-Latinx Barney Stinson in space. What's […]

REVIEW: Daredevil #18 -- "This Issue Has One Setting: 'Holy Crap'"

REVIEW: Daredevil #18 — "This Issue Has One Setting: 'Holy Crap'"

(Marvel Comics, creative team: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Fornes, Nolan Woodard, Clayton Cowles) This issue has one setting: "holy crap." A mobster's granddaughter has been kidnapped from Hell's Kitchen, an area where billionaires have forced the police to withdraw. Complicated? It gets deeper. The title character has hung up his horns but can't resist using his […]


REVIEW: Vampirella #8 -- "Pretty Or Not, This Doesn't Connect The Dots"

REVIEW: Vampirella #8 — "Pretty Or Not, This Doesn't Connect The Dots"

(Dynamite Entertainment, creative team: Christopher J. Priest, Giovanni Tempano, Ergun Gunduz, Flavio Dispenza, Willie Schubert) Gorgeous and baffling, layered and shocking, the story told in these pages is not as interesting as whatever went into planning this visual acid trip, but it ain't bad. Three characters are bound by various antagonists, with varying degrees of […]



Excalibur #6

Everybody Loves Apocalypse in Excalibur #7 [X-ual Healing 2-12-20]

Three X-books were published last week, and we're running out of time to recap them all! Damn you, Presidents Day! This week we recap X-Men #6, X-Force #7, and Excalibur #7. Were they any good? And which was best? Read on to find out! Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated […]

X-Force #7

What's the Opposite of a Cool Reveal? X-Force #7 [X-ual Healing 2-12-20]

Three X-books were published last week, and we're running out of time to recap them all! Damn you, Presidents Day! This week we recap X-Men #6, X-Force #7, and Excalibur #7. Were they any good? And which was best? Read on to find out! Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated […]