Monthly Archives: July 2015

War Stories #10 (Avatar)

Rating: 4/5 – War Stories Packed With Realism and Humanity. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Don’t judge a book by it’s Publisher.  I know a lot of people who dismiss Avatar as only publishing gory over-the-top books (taking the popular … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit #1 (BOOM!)

Rating: 5/5 – Race Relations in 1927 Mississippi With a Twist by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. July 8, 2015 might as well be called the “Week of Waid”.  Waid’s relaunch of Archie (with the fabulous Fiona Staples) was a solid … Continue reading

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Bloodstrike #1 (Image)

Rating: 2.5/5 – Blatantly Excessive Just to be Excessive… by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas Bloodstrike is back. First appearing in 1993, Bloodstrike is a secret military team that’s funded by the U.S. government under a program called “Born Again” … Continue reading

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Archie #1 (Archie)

Rating: 5/5 – A Fresh New Take on a 75 Year Old Icon by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Alamo. Finally, after months of waiting, wishing, hoping, anxiety, excitement, suspense, impatience, trepidation, and mentioning it in every Archie review I’ve written in … Continue reading

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Lando #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Another Solid Star Wars First Issue. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Marvel has had quite the success since taking over the Star Wars license from Dark Horse. The Star Wars books have been consistently at the … Continue reading

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X-Tinction Agenda #2 (Marvel)

CREDIT: Marvel Rating: 3.5/5 – Revisiting Another X-Men Storyline from the 1990s. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. There’s been plenty of rumors and discussion that Marvel, because of their unhappiness with Fox over the rights to the X-Men at … Continue reading

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Groot #2 (Marvel)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Without Saying Much, Groot Says so Much! By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. When Marvel first announced a Groot series, I had some serious doubts. How do you construct a series fans would want to read about … Continue reading

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Onyx #1 (IDW)

Rating: 3/5 – Onyx the Spaceknight. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Onyx is the first issue in a brand new series from IDW by Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez. After reading Locke and Key, if Gabriel Rodriguez’s name is … Continue reading

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The Spire #1 (BOOM!)

Rating: 4/5 – A Murder in a Mountain High City. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. The Spire is a dense first issue. It’s packed with characters that are both human and non-human all living in a enormous and layered … Continue reading

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Red Skull #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 3.5/5 – The “Suicide Squad” of Battleworld! by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. I’ve liked almost everything that has come out of the Secret Wars event. Having the entire Marvel Universe be somewhat continuity free has allowed creators to … Continue reading

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