Category: Reviews

Review: ‘World of Tanks:Roll Out’ #1

Review: ‘World of Tanks:Roll Out’ #1

It may be a little odd to see someone with a reputation like Ennis take on a licensed comic for an MMO game like World of Tanks, but it gives him a chance to shine in familiar territories.

Review: ‘Super! #6’

Review: ‘Super! #6’

As the Independent Feature Review returns (now on on a bi-weekly basis), we couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off with a look at the newest issue of a book we grew to love.

Review: Zero Time Dilemma is a Bloody Good Time

Review: Zero Time Dilemma is a Bloody Good Time

In Zero Time Dilemma you’ll have to do everything you can to survive. Escape the room any way possible. Make tough choices. Spill blood. Kill your friends. Go to sleep. Wake up. Forget everything. Do it all again.

Lightning Round Reviews for New Crunchyroll Shows

Lightning Round Reviews for New Crunchyroll Shows

Crunchyroll has a bunch of new shows that they’re simulcasting and we’ve got reviews of four of them. Should you watch Mob Psycho 100 or Berserk? Find out inside!

Review - PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS #1

Review – PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS #1

Dark Horse and IDW team up to bring three of their most popular licenses together in what is sure to be an entertaining comic book triple threat match.

Your Childhood Is Perfectly Safe From Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS

Your Childhood Is Perfectly Safe From Paul Feig’s GHOSTBUSTERS

The much-discussed gender-swapped remake of the 1984 classic blockbuster comedy ain’t afraid o’ no trolls.

Ranking Every Match from G1 Climax 26 (Final Update)

Ranking Every Match from G1 Climax 26 (Final Update)

Who’s ready to watch a bunch of wrestling?! The G1 Climax is here and I’m rating and ranking every match so you know which matches are the ones that you must watch and where the match of the year candidates are.

WWE SUPERSTAR SHOWDOWN Will Superkick the Fun into You [Review]

WWE SUPERSTAR SHOWDOWN Will Superkick the Fun into You [Review]

There’s a WWE board game and contrary to what you may have guessed… it’s actually kind of good. Surprised? Me too! Am I biased? Maybe. Am I asking too many questions? Probably! Do I ask more in the review? Find out inside!

How Many Snails Does It Take: An In-Person Report of the 6/12/16 ROH Show

How Many Snails Does It Take: An In-Person Report of the 6/12/16 ROH Show

PoP!’s own Kelly Harrass made a trip to a Ring of Honor show on June 12th at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom. How was the show? It was pretty great.

Old-School Comic Review - INCREDIBLE HULK Annual # 12 (1983)

Old-School Comic Review – INCREDIBLE HULK Annual # 12 (1983)

Two decades before “Planet Hulk,” Marvel’s Green Goliath made another intergalactic journey to free an oppressed race, with even less positive results.

Clearing Out the Backlog 13: Remembering Darwyn Cooke

Clearing Out the Backlog 13: Remembering Darwyn Cooke

In this edition of Clearing Out the Backlog, Kelly remembers Darwyn Cooke, the amazing artist that the world recently lost to a battle with cancer.

Review: ‘The Twilight Children’

Review: ‘The Twilight Children’

Darwyn Cooke’s final published work stands as a master’s thesis in comics storytelling.

Review: ‘Land of the Witching Hour’ #1

Review: ‘Land of the Witching Hour’ #1

So brilliant in its simplicity. And lack of information.

Ring of Honor’s Global Wars Live Show Report

Ring of Honor’s Global Wars Live Show Report

On May 8th, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling co-promoted their big pay per view event, Global Wars in Chicago Ridge and PoP!’s own Kelly Harrass was in attendance.

Review: ‘Batman’ #52

Review: ‘Batman’ #52

Batman’s ‘New 52’ Era ends not with a bang or a whimper but a solid Batman story instead.

Review: “Weavers” #1

Review: “Weavers” #1

Simon Spurrier has made his reputation for having one hell of an imagination. The reputation continues to grow with ‘Weavers’.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 and What You Should Grab

Free Comic Book Day 2016 and What You Should Grab

Free Comic Book Day is on its way! Do you know what free books you want to pick up this year? If you need some ideas, your friends at Panels on Pages are here to help you with the tough decisions.

Review: ‘Alpha King’ #1

Review: ‘Alpha King’ #1

“This book is what happens when beer and comics conceive on a barstool.” Was this a warning from Brian Azarello?

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #6

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #6

Landis has captured the feeling of why this character is so iconic like no one else has in a long time with nary a death, epic fight, or some long-winded dissertation on what “the Symbol” means.

Review: ‘Renato Jones: The One %’ #1

Review: ‘Renato Jones: The One %’ #1

Image Comics presents an artist and writer that has had some questionable work in the public eye – and his redemption.

Review: ‘Batman: Europa’

Review: ‘Batman: Europa’

Taking all of the baggage and delays out of the equation, ‘Batman: Europa’ is certainly one of the better short-form Batman stories to come along in some time.

Review: ‘I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1’

Review: ‘I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1’

Young is having more fun than any human should with this book, and it shows in every sharp line, wide-eyed expression and gory drop of bodily fluid.

Review: ‘Dept H #1’

Review: ‘Dept H #1’

Kindt attempts to strike gold again in familiar territory with another creator-owned property for Dark Horse in the form of Dept H.

Review: ‘Super Human Resources II’ #1

Review: ‘Super Human Resources II’ #1

Ever wonder if (or how) superheroes deal with 401k? Or insurance? Expense reports?

Review: Miitomo is a Strangely Fun Way to Pass the Time

Review: Miitomo is a Strangely Fun Way to Pass the Time

Miitomo is Nintendo’s first foray into the world of phone gaming and it is not what you would expect. With this strange combination of game and social media, Nintendo might have a winner on their hands.

Review: ‘Wonder Woman: Earth One’ Vol. 1

Review: ‘Wonder Woman: Earth One’ Vol. 1

The somewhat-controversial entry into DC’s Earth One graphic novel series is much more substance than shock.

Review: ‘Street Fighter x GI Joe’ #1 & #2

Review: ‘Street Fighter x GI Joe’ #1 & #2

Two issues in and one of the most anticipated crossovers in comics has both great potential and definite flaws.

Review: ‘Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth’

Review: ‘Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth’

With the DC You initiative, we’ve seen superhero comics that have been pretty great and some that weren’t. Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth falls somewhere in the middle.

Review: ‘Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged’

Review: ‘Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged’

For those curious about a character that seemed to come out of nowhere to stand alongside the pantheon on the big screen, this is a great place to get to know Victor Stone.

Review: ‘Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City Vol. 1’

Review: ‘Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City Vol. 1’

The dark, tortured member of Hero Cats strikes out on his own solo series!

Review: ‘Batman Vol. 8: Superheavy’

Review: ‘Batman Vol. 8: Superheavy’

Even the talents of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo can’t salvage one of the few steps DC You took in the wrong direction.

Clearing Out the Backlog 12: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

Clearing Out the Backlog 12: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

In this return for Clearing Out the Backlog, Kelly shoots from the hip and talks about where he’s been and the mistakes that he’s made in the past year.

Review: ‘Golem’

Review: ‘Golem’

On the heels of “Poet Anderson” and “A Glance Backward,” Magnetic Press hits another home run.

Old-School Comic Review - Marvel Team-Up #74

Old-School Comic Review – Marvel Team-Up #74

This odd but charming Bronze Age tale unites two of New York’s most enduring icons – Spider-Man and Saturday Night Live – for the first and only time.

Review: ‘Gotham Academy Vol. 02: Calamity’

Review: ‘Gotham Academy Vol. 02: Calamity’

Another DC You offering whets our appetite for an upcoming crossover.