Comic Book Reviews
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Top 5 Comic Book Picks for June 2015

1. E IS FOR EXTINCTION #1 / Marvel Comics Written by Chris Burnham / Art by Ramon Villalobos Alright, let’s be honest…there is an influx of SECRET WARS spin-off titles in Marvel’s current 8-part mini-ser...


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Top 5 Comic Book Picks for May 2015

1. SECRET WARS #1 and #2 / Marvel Comics Written by Jonathan Hickman / Art by Esad Ribic What can I say!? The entire Marvel universe (both of them!) is forever changed and everything big and bold is happening in the main 8-p...


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Top 5 Comic Book Picks for April 2015

1. JUPITER’S LEGACY Volume 1 (issues #1-5) / Image Comics Written by Mark Millar / Art by Frank Quitely JUPITER’S LEGACY is something truly special. And what else would one expect from a team-up of this caliber....



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Top 5 Comic Book Picks for March 2015

1. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: SHEMP BUFFET / Dark Horse Books Written by Geof Darrow / Art by Geof Darrow Do yourself a huge favor. Look up artist/writer Geof Darrow on the interweb, find out what comic books he has worked on, and buy...


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BATMAN ETERNAL Series (#1-52) Comic Book Review

NOTE: this review may contain some fairly big SPOILERS for the series. BATMAN ETERNAL is the latest DC Comics weekly series that started last April and just recently concluded.  It was hyped up to be a major story arc that wou...


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Top 5 Comic Book Picks for February 2015

1. SPIDER-GWEN #1 / Marvel Written by Jason Latour / Art by Robbi Rodriguez Now this is my kind of Marvel book. It’s a self contained story set in a parallel Marvel universe featuring Gwen Stacy alive and well role reve...



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Top 5 Comic Book Picks for January 2015

1. STAR WARS #1 / Marvel Written by Jason Aaron / Art by John Cassaday STAR WARS is back with Marvel Comics after its extremely long lasting and prosperous time with Dark Horse. The official STAR WARS canon has been reset basic...


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CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER Comic Book Review

Apologies in advance to my husband, but I have a confession to make: I’m in love with Captain America. Which is surprising even to me because when I was younger, Captain America was never my favorite Marvel superhero. As a ma...


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Robert Kirkman’s OUTCAST #1-3 Comic Book Review

Anybody out there who knows anything about the current landscape of comic books should know the name Robert Kirkman. Besides creating and writing THE WALKING DEAD for who knows how many years now, Kirkman is responsible for one...



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ORIGIN II Mini-Series Comic Book Review

Warning: Major spoilers ahead!! One would not expect a trip into the past of one of the most violent characters in the Marvel Universe to be sunshine and roses, so it’s not a surprise that ORIGIN II, the second mini series ab...


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Hidden Gems: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY

How many times do I have to say it, people?  I am a diehard fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  It was the sci-fi/fantasy property that I immediately latched onto in childhood and, throughout the years, I have found tim...


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CYCLOPS #1 Comic Book Review

I can say with 100% confidence that I am one of Cyclops’ #1 fans! I grew up adoring him in the comics, marveled at his awesomeness in the 90’s Fox cartoon, and he was always my #1 choice when my friends and I busted...



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BLACK SCIENCE VOL.1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER Comic Book Review

BLACK SCIENCE VOL. 1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER (collecting issues #1-6) starts off with two scientists desperately attempting to escape through an alien landscape from humanoid frog soldiers who alternate between firing off primitiv...


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DAREDEVIL (2014) #1 Comic Book Review

I will be honest with you and say that I’ve been ‘blind’ to the Daredevil comics for the past few years. I have a very basic grasp on the character. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the characte...


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ELEKTRA #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

I grew up in New Jersey and then I moved to San Francisco.  My parents treated me like an angel. I remember once, I had to get 8 needles shot into my big toe… That’s pretty tragic, right? Oh!  I once got engaged and t...



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ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 Comic Book Review

Maybe yer like me. An old man. If so, the words ‘All-New’ in front of anything will scare you more than Ebenezer Laughton with a fleshlight under his chin (He’d be Marvel’s Scarecrow). However, you’...


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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

Peter Parker is back!! And… he’s naked… Alright, nerds.  Is it safe to assume that, if you’re reading this article, you know that Doc Ock squirmed his little ‘bowl cut’ of a brain into the head ...


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SHE HULK (2014) #1-3 Comic Book Review

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido’s SHE HULK delves into an area of the Marvel Universe that I find extremely appealing.  I am always interested in a book that offers a different perspective on an already highly establish...



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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 & Series Review

WARNING!  MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 and the entire series, so read on if you dare, my little Spider-Bots! The dude’s got a major motion picture coming out next month.  You really think Peter Park...


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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...