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Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood
It looks like I may be in the minority here. There are things that I did like about this book. The art is better than I expected from the cover, and I...more
Oct 2012
Aug 09, 2012
All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, Vol. 1
Why do I do this to myself? I just had to see how bad Frank Miller had gotten. Couldn't I take the other reviewers at their word? No, I just had to se...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family
I feel like there's a very good chance that Death of the Family will one day be remembered as a classic, one of the great Joker stories. Maybe even on...more
Nov 17, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Batman, Vol. 4: Zero Year - Secret City
In Zero Year, Snyder is going back to Batman's origin. I'm sure everybody who's written the Bat wants to do this eventually, so I'm not surprised he d...more
May 22, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
The Savage Hawkman, Vol. 2: Wanted
I want to make it very clear that I didn't read this of my own free will. It's not like I said to myself, "You know what would be awesome? Hawkman! Wr...more
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Wolverine and the X-Men, Vol. 1
I was actually really surprised with how much I liked this. But it's funny, it has great characters and good art, the plot is both unexpected and a gr...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Uncanny Avengers, Vol. 1: The Red Shadow
A decent enough premise for a team, ruined by a dumb story. In the wake of Avengers vs. X-Men, the concept of the team makes perfect sense, from both...more
Sep 05, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight
I fully admit that my top reason for picking up this trade was that amazing cover. I absolutely love Carol's new look, and I love the style this cover...more
Mar 08, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
The Savage Hawkman, Vol. 1: Darkness Rising
This really is bad. Worse than just being poorly written, it's boring, too. You just can't start a book with the main character torching his famous co...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Wolverine and the X-Men, Vol. 2
I'm really liking this series. Sure, this volume has a little less madcap action than the first, but it has enough of the same elements to be successf...more
Aug 24, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 2: A Troubled Mind
How is this so good? I don't like the basic premise any more than I did when I first heard it. It's doomed to fail eventually, right? Marvel can't pos...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 1: The God Butcher
This is the best thing that I've read out of Marvel Now yet. Aaron's take on Thor has the character as an actual god, full stop. The kind that answers...more
Sep 11, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1
I'm a gamer, but I have no real interest in fighting games. So I'd had no intention of playing Injustice, and even less motivation to read the tie-in...more
May 18, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Amazing X-Men, Volume 1: The Quest for Nightcrawler
I have to be a little hypocritical here. I complain about comics bringing characters back from the dead so often that death becomes a revolving door,...more
Sep 15, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
All-New X-Men, Vol. 4: All-Different
This volume seemed like a bit of a dip in quality. Or maybe that's because a few issues with some serious developments have been skipped between the p...more
Jul 17, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
There's a ton of good buzz surrounding Matt Fraction's Hawkeye. It's deserved. The stories are fun, light on continuity, and filled with great dialog...more
Sep 03, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
Messiah Complex
"No more mutants." Scarlet Witch's curse, and a death sentence for mutants as a people. And now a mutant has been born, literally. Naturally, this lea...more
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume 2: The Crime of the Century
Well, it isn't quite as good as the first volume was. But it's still very fun to read. Part of the problem is that only two of the five issues collect...more
Sep 11, 2014
May 23, 2014
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together
I didn't really know what to expect out of Superior Foes. But I've been really enjoying Superior Spider-Man (almost, but not quite, over my surprise)...more
May 06, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Avengers vs. X-Men (A vs. X Complete)
Another year, another disappointing Marvel crossover event. The premise is right there in the title. Unfortunately, building the crossover meant jetti...more
Feb 19, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
X-Men, Vol. 1: Primer
Well, this sounded interesting. An all-female X-Men team? I can sign up for that. Especially when I'm fond of every lady represented here. Well, excep...more
Feb 05, 2014
Dec 02, 2013
Batman R.I.P.
The truth of the matter is that I ultimately don't know what to make of this. Morrison is talented, but he's more of a concept guy than an execution g...more
Jan 30, 2012
Nov 29, 2011
Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
I really disliked Avengers vs. X-Men. It was, to me, the pinnacle of characters behaving in ways that they never would normally, because there would b...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
Batwoman, Vol. 3: World's Finest
I have some very mixed feelings about this collection. What is good here is really, really good. But it's far from perfect, and there are some serious...more
Jan 12, 2014
Dec 05, 2013
All-New X-Men, Vol. 3: Out of Their Depth
Perhaps the best thing in this shockingly compelling series is what Bendis is doing with Jean. Taking one of the dullest, most overrated characters (i...more
Mar 27, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
The Walking Dead, Vol. 21: All Out War Part 2
Disappointing. Kirkman realized too late that he'd made Negan too smart, too dangerous, and too competent for Rick, and so dumbs him down this volume....more
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift
Anything that can remind me of the glory days of The X-Files is a good thing. FBP does exactly that, without being in any sense a copy. It's the conce...more
Jun 17, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths is unquestionably a landmark moment in the history of DC, and comics in general. At this point, the expectations for new rea...more
Dec 20, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 6: Goblin Nation
We all knew this would happen. There was no way that Otto would be allowed to maintain control of Peter's body indefinitely. Status quo would eventual...more
Aug 08, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia
You could consider this Greg Rucka's audition for the job of regular Wonder Woman writer. After reading The Hiketeia, it was a foregone conclusion tha...more
Feb 09, 2012
Dec 08, 2011
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