Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Death of Haggard West (First Second)

  ComicSpectrum’s 100th comic review! Rating: 4.5/5 – Prequel to Paul Pope’s Battling Boy This is an interesting comic.  It’s First Second’s 1st single issue comic, previously they’ve done graphic albums.  That said, it’s a prequel to Paul Pope’s upcoming … Continue reading

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Quantum & Woody #1 (Valiant)

Rating: 4/5 – Nicely paced introduction of the title characters Quantum & Woody is a “Valiant Fan Favorite” reintroduction of the eponymous title duo.  They had a strong following for their 1997-99 series from Acclaim, probably the best thing to … Continue reading

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The House of Dreams (Boudika Comics)

Rating:  4.5/5 – Excellent anthology piece mixing humor, drama http://www.boudikacomics.com/ When I find myself at a comic book convention, I always make sure to stroll the artist alley/small press section and take a flyer on a couple of books.  I … Continue reading

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Secret Avengers #6 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – S.H.I.E.L.D & a grittier Avengers team Secret Avengers is a smartly written book with elements of action, espionage and superheroes all mixed in.  It does this with a cast obviously influenced by the Avengers movie; Hawkeye, Black … Continue reading

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Absolution: Rubicon #1 (Avatar)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Gage Delivers Again! Absolution was one of my favorite mini-series when it debuted in 2009. Gage’s story of John Dusk, a police officer with super powers who crosses the line, was unbelievably powerful and quickly made its … Continue reading

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Uncanny X-Men #8 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Familiar and longstanding X-Men themes done well After the last few issues of Uncanny X-Men this issue serves more as a quiet moment in between the action.  It spends a lot of time focusing on character with … Continue reading

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Prophet #37 (Image)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Sci-Fi Comics At Its Best and Weirdest It’s amazing that a book like Prophet even exists. It’s a comic book that was started in the nineties by Rob Liefeld. It was then restarted in 2012, by Brandon … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 2.5/5 – 4 stories in one, but only two that are worth your time Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers is an Anthology book that has 4 short stories, each highlighting a different character from the Guardians team.  Although … Continue reading

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Batman #22 (DC)

Rating: 5/5 – An inexperienced Batman at his best…because of the creative team involved Batman #22 is the second part of the Zero Year storyline from the creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.  This is yet another outstanding … Continue reading

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Numbercruncher #1 (Titan)

Rating: 4/5 – Karma, reincarnation, and a Bastard I thought I had a good handle on British slang, but I learned some new ones thanks to Numbercruncher #1, Si Spurrier, and the magic of internet searches.  Bolshy, for one (someone … Continue reading

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