Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hank Johnson, Agent of Hydra #1 (Marvel)

CREDIT: Marvel Rating: 5/5 – A Laugh Out Loud Comic. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. So what do you do when you’re married with kids and your job is working for Hydra…well if you’re Hank Johnson you just try … Continue reading

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Walking Dead Artist’s Proof Edition #1 (Image)

Rating: 3.5/5 – It’s BIG, I’ll Give It That… by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. The actual story and art content of The Walking Dead #1 is an absolute 5/5 for me.  The issue has been reprinted numerous times in comic … Continue reading

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Justice League #43 (DC)

Rating: 5/5 – The Best This Run of Justice League Has Ever Been! By ComicSpectrum senior Reviewer Shawn Hoklas. When Bob talked about July’s Diamond Sales, one of the surprises that stood out to me was Justice League not making … Continue reading

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Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Love Conquers All. Even on Battleworld. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Romance comics are a thing of the past, especially when it comes to the big two publishers. What used to be a thriving genre back … Continue reading

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Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1 (Image)

Rating: 4.5/5 – “Take On Me” Taken to a Whole New Level… by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are back with a 3rd go-round of their Phonogram series where Music is Magic and there’s something to … Continue reading

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Secret Wars: Battleworld #4 (Marvel)

Rating: 4.5/5 – A Focus on Silver Surfer by Fantastic Creators. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Secret Wars: Battleworld, along with Secret Wars Journal are Marvel’s anthology titles that explore Battleworld with characters that don’t necessarily have their own … Continue reading

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Boy 1 #1 (IDW)

Rating: 3/5 – Near Future Adventures in Genetics. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. There seem to be a lot of sci-fi comics popping up lately in a wide variety of sci-fi sub-genres.  This one is set at an indeterminate time … Continue reading

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Secret Wars #5 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – A Quiet Moment and Origin Before the Final Act. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. When compared to the first four issues of Secret Wars, number five definitely feels as though it’s a calm before the storm. … Continue reading

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Young Terrorists #1 (Black Mask)

Rating: 5/5 – Violent Sexy Social Commentary in an Action/Drama Wrapper. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Matt Pizzolo takes a lot of comics real estate to establish the framework for this series in this 80 page 1st issue.  Let that … Continue reading

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The Beauty #1 (Image)

Rating: 4/5 – A Fascinating Premise About a Disease You May Want! by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Unbeknownst to me, The Beauty was a previous Top Cow “Pilot Season” book. As part of Top Cow’s last pilot season in … Continue reading

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