Weekly Comic Reviews 7/31

Hello all. Welcome to another edition of UTF’s Weekly Comic Reviews, I’m your Godzilla-loving host, Daniel Alvarez. We are in August now, (well technically these reviews are for the final week of July) the final month of summer. (How it flew…and it basically rained for the majority of it!) This week sees the release of the latest issue of My Little Pony, which was pretty fantastic. Beyond that I hope you’re ready for Captain Midnight! Let’s get started.


Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #5

Despite my mild frustration with lack of attention given to the story’s original premise, I’m grateful Image will be pushing on Five Ghosts — it has promise, and deserves a full run. And I’ll definitely keep on reading.

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3/5

Morning Glories #29

There’s no other way to explain this than to simply start out this review with an honest to goodness realization of this franchise: I’m impressed with it. Month in and month out I ‘m more than hooked by each passing page, a I find myself absorbed by the deepening layers within its walls.  The reason for that stems directly from the hard work of the creative team which has, without a doubt, crafted something that’s truly worthwhile.

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4.5/5

Akaneiro #3

While I applaud Aclin for the range he tried to hit in this title, and Lolos for delivering some compelling art, three issues simply isn’t enough. The result: issue #3 felt mostly like long commercial for the upcoming game (mixed with a dash of emotional closure). That said, the commercial wasn’t bad.

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3/5

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1

Captain Midnight has an okay first issue, but there is nothing that is incredibly complex here. Something else on the stands is probably more worthy of your time.

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2/5

House of Gold and Bones #4

House of Gold & Bones definitely has a plot. Unfortunately, it’s too long in coming and unfulfilling when it manifests itself. That said, while a disconnected series of images doesn’t hold much appeal for me, I can understand how fans of Taylor’s music might like it, and Clark’s art definitely reinforces the dreamlike and musical nature of the book.

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3/5

The Bionic Man #22

Honestly, I don’t hate Bionic Man #22. The main point still works, even if it is overplayed far, far too much. There is potential for the future issues but, as introductions go, there are better ways to reference real-word stuff than this.

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3/5

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #192

G.I Joe: American Hero #192 is one of those issues that tries to be two different things, arguably failing at both as a result. Half of this issue is the typical stuff you would expect whilst the other feels far too gentle and peaceful to warrant any reason or sense.In short, this issue confuses me. I’m sure it’s teasing a lot, but why this is entwined with a pointless story about a walk in the countryside is beyond me.

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2.5/5

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #9

Overall, I was genuinely surprised by how great this issue turned out to be. I never doubted the team of Cook and Price, but it far exceeded my expectations for a Big Mac story. While Applejack’s brother is the star, it also gives us a pretty cool look at Ponyville and all its interesting inhabitants. Pony fans are going to definitely want to pick it up.

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5/5

Executive Assistant: Assassins #13

The world of these assassins gets a new player, but audience members are still waiting to find out whether or not this latest addition is really someone that’s worthwhile,  After two issues I can say at this point: I’m interested to see where this arc is going.

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4/5

Jirni #4

There are some paths that we all have to take in order to find our place in the world.  And that right there, to me, is what we’re witnessing within the confines of these pages as this stellar creative team delivers on genre tropes while executing some character development in the process.

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4/5

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Werewolves: The Hunger #3

A painful conclusion that anyone could have seen coming a mile away still has enough charm to win this reviewer over.  Much of that is due to the care and gumption of the creative team, who sees fit to inject just enough humanity into this bizarre tale to make it more than understandable.

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3.5/5

Grimm Universe #5

When a man or woman has failed enough are they beyond redemption?  It’s an interesting quandary that’s been presented to the fans of this franchise, as the implications of one father’s failures bubble to the surface of this arc.

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4/5

2000AD #1843

It’s another week, and so we have another issue of 2000AD. This week, in 2000AD #1843, we have Judge DreddDefoeSinister Dexter, Age Of The Wolf III and The Ten-Seconders.

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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