Weekly Comic Reviews 1/23

Hey everyone. Welcome to Unleash the Fanboy’s Weekly Comic Reviews, I’m your Godzilla-loving host, Daniel Alvarez. Speaking of the big G, the latest issue of the Ongoing is here. We also have Judge Dredd, Revival, among other cool things. Let’s get started with Chew.

Chew #31

Chew #31 isn’t the great jumping on point I’d like it to be, considering it’s the start of the series’ second half. Overall, though, it’s great to have Tony back in the lead, even if we had to sacrifice his sister in the process.

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3.5/5

Prophet #33

A coherent story and read, Prophet #32 shows the benefits of a focused cast, setting and narrative. That said, it still manages to explore and display its wide and fascinating universe, with revelations and potential links to the past. It doesn’t get in its own way, offering a compelling story first before anything else.

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4/5

Revival #6

Revival #6 is an odd issue. A lot happens, and yet nothing seems to progress. Whilst this makes a good jumping on stage for new readers, it also makes for a dull issue in itself. Older readers will no doubt be bored of going over certain themes and issues, revealing information that is otherwise already known.

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3/5

Bionic Woman #7

In summary, this issue shows a lot of promise, even if it has simple mistakes and errors that have no logical explanation. Whilst its irregular depictions of Steve Austin make no sense, its thematic structure and story lines certainly seem to be moving in the right direction.

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3.5/5

Lone Ranger #12

Native Ground comes to a close in this issue. The majority of it was a Tonto flashback, definitely a character defining arc. Soon the story shifted to modern day with the Ranger. Tonto is dying, so he had to find the legendary ‘Ute Healer.’ In the last issue he found her, with the shock that she wasn’t a Native American at all. In this issue we get some pretty interesting backstory from her and plenty of deep stuff not really seen in other comic books.

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4.5/5

Lord of the Jungle #12

Following quick off the heels of the last issue, Lord Of The Jungle #12 quickly moves the story on. There’s a lot of developments here, but not what many readers may have been expecting. For good or bad, Lord Of The Jungle #12 decides to cling on to various tropes and cliches. Whilst some lend their charm to this take on Tarzan, others simply seem uninspired.

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2.5/5

Cobra #21

Continuing with the excitement of the Oktober Guard and the current arc, G.I Joe: Cobra #21 sees everything run to a head. Its fun and action packed, but not without its slow moments either. The balance and pacing feels right in Cobra #21, even when all three sides are involved in one issue.

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4/5

GODZILLA #9

We’re just four issues away from the finishing of the GODZILLA Ongoing. The last issue is where you could say it ‘truly’ began. This arc has been hinted at as far back as Kingdom of Monsters. Finally, SpaceGodzilla was bringing his alien pals to invade Earth. Issue #8 was also the first one in this series I could call a really good read. The previous issues weren’t truly bad, just lacking in the character and excitement department. With the realization that the Earth monsters are the good guys, we were all set to see the great battle against the invaders. Sadly Issue #9 is mainly a catching up and setup issue. The only real thing accomplished is what happens with Godzilla. (Now this makes five issues where Rodan has been missing!)

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3/5

Judge Dredd #3

Judge Dredd is back with its third issue. This series had a rather slow start, but found an identity with the second installment. Dredd might just be the most emotionless character I’ve ever seen. He gets the job done, no fooling around or wisecracks. That could come off as boring, but not with this guy. Right now the book doesn’t have a set ongoing story, each connect but it’s not tight. In this issue we have a hostage situation, and it quickly escalates. While not as good as the second issue, it’s a pretty solid one mainly thanks to the unexpected ending and Judge Anderson.

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3.5/5

Homecoming #3

The events encompassing Primm, Nevada have lead to some interesting, predictable and entertaining occurrences.  But through this title’s rather brief run there’s been a literal creative spark that’s successfully carried this romp through some rocky territory despite the narrative pitfalls brought on by some select moments.

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3.5/5

2000AD #1815

Another week brings another issue of 2000AD and its weird and wonderful range of science fiction and supernatural splendor. This week, with 2000AD #1815, we have Judge Dredd, SavageAmpney Crucis InvestigatesThe Red Seas and Strontium Dog. So, let’s take a closer look at what each has to offer.

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4/5

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I was born in the Big Apple and currently reside in New Jersey. Marvel is my favorite comic book company, with Spider-Man being my favorite character. But the absolute biggest thing you'll find me talking about is Godzilla. Besides the big G, my other favorite subject is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the greatest cartoon ever. My personal contact e-mail is djdjalvarez@Gmail.com