Monthly Archives: March 2014

Iron Patriot #1 (Marvel)

CREDIT: Marvel Comics Rating: 3/5 – Getting the character back to basics…slowly. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. James Rhodes has donned a more traditional Iron Man suit; he’s been War Machine and now he’s the Iron Patriot. He’s also been … Continue reading

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Silver Surfer (2014) #1 (Marvel)

CREDIT: Marvel Comics Rating: 5/5 – The Surfer Rides Again in Pop Art Style. by guest reviewer Kevyn Knox. I have been waiting a long time for this one. The regular series return of Norrin Radd, aka Silver Surfer, aka … Continue reading

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Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #11 (Marvel)

Rating: 5/5 – Brought back to the 1980’s…perfectly. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. This eleventh issue of Superior Spider-Man Team-Up is my favorite issue of the series so far. Why? Well, artist Ron Frenz and inker Sal Buscema take over … Continue reading

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All-New Ghost Rider #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – A different spin on the classic character. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Chris Stark. Every few years, it seems Marvel tries to pull our a Ghost Rider comic. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they fail. But with each series, … Continue reading

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Real Heroes #1 (Image)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Bryan Hitch tells a compelling story to go along with his impressive art. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Imagine if the real life actors of the Avengers movie actually got thrown into the “comic book” movie world … Continue reading

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Crossed: Badlands #50 (Avatar)

Rating: 3.5/5 – The origins of the Crossed begins here. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. It’s been a long long while since I’ve read an issue of Avatar’s Crossed. When the series first launched, I read the first storyline and … Continue reading

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Sovereign #1 (Image)

Rating: 3/5 – A high fantasy debut that shows promise, barring a few genre-imposed missteps. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Lawrence Arboleda. Traditional fantasy has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity at Image recently with the success of series like Rat Queens and … Continue reading

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Iron Man #23 (Marvel)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Malekith + Mandarin = TROUBLE! by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Another case of a “variant cover success story”.  I only picked up this book because I liked the “animal variant” cover (seen above) AND my Local Comic … Continue reading

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood Legend #1 (Zenescope)

Rating: 3/5 – A #1 that could do better at bringing new readers on board. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. For good or ill, I tend to think of Zenescope as “that variant cover company”.  They’re certainly not the only … Continue reading

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Sex Criminals #5 (Image)

Rating: 5/5 – Jon and Suzie come out of the quiet and into trouble. by guest reviewer Kevyn Knox. On the back cover of every issue of Sex Criminals, in big-as-life lettering, it says “For Mature Readers”. Duh! And that’s … Continue reading

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