Monthly Archives: March 2015

Chess-Masters #1 (Second Sight Studios)

Rating: 2.5/5 – Chess-Themed Heroes From a New Comic Company. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas Five heroes arrive in present day New York City from the future through what looks to be a tear in time. After some dialogue … Continue reading

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The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond The Stars #1 (Image)

Rating: 4/5 – Better Living Through Science, In Space! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Amy Okamoto If space is the final frontier, Hickman and Pitarra’s Sun Beyond The Stars is science fiction’s wild west version of it. Murderous villains, outlaws, and questionable … Continue reading

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Hellbreak #1 (Oni Press)

Rating: 5/5 – To Hell and Back for Just a Buck! by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. The concept of Oni’s new series titled Hellbreak is creative and exciting. A company called Project Kerberos who’s funded by the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Amazing Spider-Man Special #1 (2015) (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Spidey Does His Sarcastic Thing with the Inhumans (and NuHumans!) by ComicSpectrum reviewer R.C. Killian You would think that, in all his lengthy history, Spider-Man would’ve run across the Inhumans before—I mean, more of them than the … Continue reading

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Spawn: Resurrection #1

Rating: 4/5 – Al Simmons is Back. But is He Better than Ever? by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas When I reviewed the 250th issue of Spawn I had recommended for new readers, or readers looking to get back into … Continue reading

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Descender #1 (Image)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Lemire and Nguyen Present Some Great Sci-Fi. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall Jeff Lemire does some good sci-fi.  Sweet Tooth was, at it’s core, a sci-fi tale and was one of my favorite series of recent years.  … Continue reading

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Howard the Duck #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 4.5/5 – A Promising Start for this Offbeat Character by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Alamo. I’ll admit that the whole of my experience with Howard the Duck consists of the George Lucas produced movie of my childhood. I loved the … Continue reading

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Ninjak #1 (Valiant)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Valiant’s Powerless Hero Makes a Powerful Starring Debut. by ComicSpectrum reviewer R.C. Killian The name “Ninjak” can be a bit hard to get past for some people. It was already a bit of an eye-roll for me … Continue reading

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All-New Hawkeye #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 5/5 – Creative Storytelling From the Past Into the Present. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Full disclosure; I haven’t read the critically acclaimed Hawkeye series by Matt Fraction and David Aja, although I recently picked up the oversized … Continue reading

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Guardians Team-Up #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 3.5/5 – I’ll Come Back for Art Adams’ Pencils, Not Bendis’ story. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas Guardians of the Galaxy popularity is at an all-time high after the movie premiered last year. Marvel is capitalizing on that … Continue reading

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