Comic Book Reviews
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TMNT: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION – VOl. 1 Comic Book Review

In case you haven’t realized it yet based on the bulk of my previous posts for NERD, I’m something of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nut. Sure, Batman may rank as my all-time favorite comic book hero, but TMNT is my...


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SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 Comic Book Review

When it comes to the original television properties created by Writer/Producer/Director Joss Whedon (THE AVENGERS), you can be sure of one thing: they will find a way to survive long after they have left the airwaves.  ANGEL a...


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ORIGIN II #1 Comic Book Review

When the first ORIGIN series was released way back in 2001, I was delighted to finally get a look at Logan’s shadowy past, and the book certainly didn’t disappoint. Now, for the majority of my adolescent years, Wolverine wa...



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SEX Vol. 1 Comic Book Review

DISCLAIMER:  This post will deal with some pretty graphic sexual content and imagery. Viewer discretion is advised. I’m sorry, but… Doctor Doom would totally be getting a blow job every time The Avengers raid his c...


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MS. MARVEL #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

When Marvel announced a few months ago that the new Ms. Marvel was going to be Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who is also Muslim, there were mixed reactions. I read and heard sentiments of excitement, as well as tho...


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SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN Vol. 1 Comic Book Review

I was a tattooer for 10 years and people always ask me, “How did you practice when you were first starting out?” They’re always shocked when I respond, “On people.” Unfortunately, that’s the ...



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THE PUNISHER #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

I’ve always liked The Punisher. He’s so simple yet can be made complicated if the right writer comes along. And to me, at the very least, he’s just a dude out for revenge who has a thirst for blood. Same reaso...


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BLACK WIDOW #1 Comic Book Review

A few weeks ago, James Sime (owner of Isotope Comics in San Francisco) posted this on his Facebook account: “Just had a nice visit from Dave Chappelle (he has a show down the street tonight). Cool guy! We nerded out about...


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DEADLY CLASS #1 Comic Book Review

DEADLY CLASS stars a down and out youngster named Marcus who is on the brink of suicide due to a tragic past, living on the streets, and eating shit day in and day out. The story is set in 1987 on the streets of San Francisco. ...



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DEAD BODY ROAD #1 Comic Book Review

I’ve been waiting for Image Comics’ DEAD BODY ROAD for some time now. The promise of a gritty down to earth revenge story is just too enticing for a guy like me to pass up. Not much beats a good old fashion revenge ...


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SANDMAN OVERTURE #1 Comic Book Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! I first discovered SANDMAN when I was a sophomore in college and I instantly became a ravenous fan of the series. I worked my way through all the issues and pounced on any periphery material I could fin...


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AVENGERS #24.NOW Comic Book Review

I have some good news and bad news about the first 23 issues of Jonathan Hickman’s run on AVENGERS and its major tie-in event INFINITY (a recent six issue mini series dealing with Thanos). What would you like first? The b...



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ALL-NEW X-MEN #22.NOW Comic Book Review

ALL-NEW X-MEN is easily my favorite book in Marvel’s current X-lineup. Things started off great in the first arc (check out my review HERE), continued to be strong in the big crossover event BATTLE OF THE ATOM, and we are...


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DEADPOOL: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Comic Book Review

We all have our guilty pleasures. For some people, it may be listening to Beyonce or watching FULL HOUSE re-runs. For others, it’s eating boogers fresh out of the nostrils. For me, it’s reading Deadpool comics. It&#...


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X-MEN GOLD #1 Comic Book Review

Don’t let the amazing cover (above) and shiny new #1 label confuse you folks, X-MEN GOLD #1 is kind of a confusing mess. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge X-Men fan, but this issue is not the new ongoing series i...



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Top 5 MARVEL NOW! Comic Books So Far

Back in October 0f 2012 Marvel decided it was time to change things up after their AVENGERS VS. X-MEN summer event mini-series. They branded this new vision “MARVEL NOW!” giving readers a new “jumping-on”...


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Mark Millar’s JUPITER’S LEGACY #1-3 Comic Book Review

I’m pretty sure that if Superman had children and they grew up in our world, they would be pretty fucked up. JUPITER’S LEGACY tells the story of Sheldon Sampson, a 1930′s bankrupted American businessman, who i...


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AMAZING X-MEN #1 and #2 Comic Book Review: Nightcrawler is Back!

AMAZING X-MEN #1 It’s such a cheap move to kill off a character, and then bring him back to life. How can readers not feel completely manipulated? Aghhh! Superman is going to die! Everyone! Buy the last issue ever of SUPE...



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X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM 10 Issue Comic Book Event Review

If you haven’t gotten on board with ALL NEW X-MEN, come on, get it together already.  The new crossover event BATTLE OF THE ATOM starts with the events and premise of ALL NEW X-MEN. The original five X-Men: Scott Summers (Cy...


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THE WAKE #1 Comic Book Review

Halfway through THE WAKE, I wished I was actually watching it on an old VHS tape that I found at a garage sale. It becomes immediately clear that Scott Snyder has probably spent his entire adolescent life watching all of those ...