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Conceptual Funnies #1 (Bad Idea)

Rating: 0/5* – Completely lacking in story/substance (see last paragraph for qualifier)by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. The “best comic company many fans have never heard of” has jumped the shark with its issuance of the world’s first Invisible comic book, … Continue reading

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Kang the Conqueror #1 (Marvel)

Kang the Conqueror #1 – Released on 8/18/2021 This new telling of Kang’s origin is off to a good start with young “yet to become Kang” setting himself on the path to adventure only to be met and mentored by … Continue reading

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Arise #1 & 2 (Satyrn Studios)

If you like Zombie comics, keep an eye out for Arise #1 (Satyrn Studios) in back issue bins.  This was supposed to be a 6 issue series but only 3 issues came out back in 2016.  The Publisher’s web-page is … Continue reading

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‘Dawn of X’ X-Men Reboot (2019)

Rating: x/5 – Not All Things for All People, Your Mileage May Vary. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. After not reading Marvel’s X-Universe books regularly for several decades, I let Jonathan Hickman’s reboot have a try at pulling me back … Continue reading

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Spider-Man #1 & #2 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Decent “Marvel Elseworlds” that goes off on a tangent from normal Marvel continuity. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. This is the series that has been mostly publicized as a vehicle for JJ Abrams & his son Henry … Continue reading

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The Stan Lee Story (Taschen)

Rating: 5/5 – A Lavish & Thorough Treatment of Stan’s Life & Career. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. I’ll be up-front with the fact that I loaned lots of comic books and related material to Taschen for them to photograph … Continue reading

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Ghosted in L.A. #1 (BOOM! Box)

Rating: 5/5 – Making Friends in L.A. is Hard, but Daphne Gets Creative. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. The newest comic from creator/writer Sina Grace (Iceman, Not My Bag) is a story where the main character Daphne goes away to … Continue reading

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Batman Universe #1 (DC)

Rating: 4/5 – Awesome Reprinted Story with a Too-High Price Tag. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Batman  Universe #1 reprints the Batman story written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington that was originally included in 100-Page Batman … Continue reading

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The Dark Age / Afterburn FCBD 2019 (Red 5 Comics)

Rating: 4/5 – Red 5 Spins Post-Apocalyptic Tales. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. In the opening pages of The Dark Age, a mysterious gray mist descends on the Earth and dissolves all metal to dust.  Society breaks down.  Then the … Continue reading

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Man and Superman 100 Page Super Spectacular (DC)

Rating: 5/5 – A Super Story Focusing on Clark Kent’s First Days in Metropolis. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. In his forward, Marv Wolfman says: “I may be totally deluded, but I truly believe this story is arguably the best … Continue reading

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