Category: Reviews

When Does the Concept Album End for Childish Gambino?

When Does the Concept Album End for Childish Gambino?

In his new mixtape, STN MTN, and EP, Kauai, Childish Gambino continues the story of The Boy that he started in Because the Internet. The music is good, but is the concept album running too long?

Review: '120 Doses' #1

Review: ‘120 Doses’ #1

The inherent issue with doing comic reviews in 140 characters is that there are times when so much more had to be said about a title or issue. 120 Doses is one those books.

Review - Batgirl #35

Review – Batgirl #35

The much ballyhooed new era of Batgirl has begun, complete with that oh-so neat costume design. But is it any good? Let’s take a look.

This Comic Reviewer Read 18 Comics from 10/8 and You Won’t Believe What He Has to Say

This Comic Reviewer Read 18 Comics from 10/8 and You Won’t Believe What He Has to Say

Kelly Harrass takes a look at 18 comics from the week of October 8th. He takes a look at Avengers, Batman, Sex Criminals, Blacksad, Amazing Spider-Man, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and more!

Review - THE FLASH Series Premiere

Review – THE FLASH Series Premiere

DC’s Scarlet Speedster returns to the small screen in a fun and appropriately fast-paced pilot.

Bucky in Space is Weird

Bucky in Space is Weird

Good news, everyone! There’s a new Bucky ongoing series! Weird news, everyone! It’s about Bucky in Space fighting aliens!

Review: 'Snake #1'

Review: ‘Snake #1′

This week’s #PoPCSR feature review is another title from writer Chuck Amadori – a radically different genre with different results.

Review - "The Boxtrolls"

Review – “The Boxtrolls”

Laika’s newest feature is a feast for the eyes, albeit perhaps not as strong as their previous films. Fans should absolutely check this one out.

Review: 'Empress #2'

Review: ‘Empress #2′

Two different books from one writer starts this week, as we look at Chuck Amadori’s private eye story first with this week’s #PoPCSR Feature Review.

Review - GOTHAM Series Premiere

Review – GOTHAM Series Premiere

The first of the Fall season’s new comic-themed pilots is a flawed but interesting journey through Gotham City in the pre-Batman era.

Review: 'Parallel Man #1'

Review: ‘Parallel Man #1′

PoP! gets its hands on a book that hasn’t even hit the shelves. Is it an anticipated release or does it even deserve to see the light of day? Find out inside!

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes’

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes’

Multiversity is back with another issue and this time we’re looking at the Society of Super-Heroes from Earth-20. The Society wages war against another Earth as the attack on the multiverse continues.

Review: 'The Red Mask From Mars #1'

Review: ‘The Red Mask From Mars #1′

This week, Vincent Hunt and his book, The Red Mask From Mars, come under the scrutiny of the #PoPCSR Feature Review. See how it does inside.

Adam Warlock is the Glam Rock Christ of Comics

Adam Warlock is the Glam Rock Christ of Comics

Jim Starlin made Adam Warlock into a super powered version of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. Along the way he also made one of Marvel’s most essential cosmic tales.

Review: 'CruZader: Agent of The Vatican'

Review: ‘CruZader: Agent of The Vatican’

Find out more about the interesting and polarizing concept known as CruZader: Agent of The Vatican, as well as the “secret” history of The Vatican.

Review - "The Walking Dead" Season 2

Review – “The Walking Dead” Season 2

Telltales Games continues to bring us the absolute best version of Robert Kirkman’s multimedia powerhouse as Clementine strikes out on her own.

Review: ‘Grendel vs. The Shadow #1’     

Review: ‘Grendel vs. The Shadow #1’     

Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to bring together a pop culture icon and one of the most recognizable characters in comics. Click to see if the pairing works or if it goes out like the latest Sin City film.

Review: 'Shadowflame/The Wraith no. 1'

Review: ‘Shadowflame/The Wraith no. 1′

A title that got a only passable rating as part of #PoPCSR gets a second look in a slightly different format. Inside: The story of Shadowflame/The Wraith and the hindrances of ComiXology’s Guided View.

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity’ # 1

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity’ # 1

PoP!’s resident Grant Morrison guy, Kelly Harrass, dives into the first issue of Multiversity. He gives you a spoiler free review if you haven’t read it and tons of analysis for those that already plowed through it.

Old-School Comic Review - Fantastic Four # 236

Old-School Comic Review – Fantastic Four # 236

Eighteen years before THE MATRIX, Marvel’s first family found themselves in a similarly artificial reality in their 20th Anniversary issue.

Review – Afterlife with Archie vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale

Review – Afterlife with Archie vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale

What could have been a simple hokey gimmick miniseries has turned out to be one of the biggest sleeper hits of the year (and an ongoing, no less!).

Review: 'Doc Unknown vol. 2: Winter of the Damned & Other Tales'

Review: ‘Doc Unknown vol. 2: Winter of the Damned & Other Tales’

Our last stop on the Doc Unknown tour sees a collection of standalone stories that flesh out this hero and the world around it. See inside how this volume fares against the other two reviewed as part of #PoPCSR.

Review: 'Boss Snake: Cold Blood, Cold Streets'

Review: ‘Boss Snake: Cold Blood, Cold Streets’

PoP continues its extended look at the ComiXology and Kickstarter sensation Doc Unknown with a look at a primary villainand a textbook in how to tell the story of a villain to be empathized with and hated at the same time

Review - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Review – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Marvel Studios’ biggest cinematic gamble to date pays off in a big way and opens up the MCU to literally infinite possibilities.

Review: 'Doc Unknown vol. 1: The Secret of Gate City'

Review: ‘Doc Unknown vol. 1: The Secret of Gate City’

Writer: Fabian Rangel Jr. Artist: Ryan Cody Doc Unknown was another early (as in the second title ever reviewed) favorite in the #CS100: “Doc Unknown” – Good, pulpy stuff. A lighter-hearted “Shadow” and a throwback to simpler times. Well done @FabianRangelJr @ryancody #CS100 — Michael Melchor (@MMelchor) March 14, 2014 Doc Unknown – and to […]

Review: 'Watson And Holmes Vol. 1: A Study In Black'

Review: ‘Watson And Holmes Vol. 1: A Study In Black’

Watson & Holmes may not have won any Eisners this weekend, but it won or hearts early on in the #CS100. Find out why with our review of the first collected edition of the modern-day Sherlock Holmes reimagining.

Review: 'Life With Archie' #36 & #37

Review: ‘Life With Archie’ #36 & #37

The comics of the year has come and gone. Were these issues handled well or is this a blatant publicity stunt? Click here for our review!

Review: 'Super! Volume 1'

Review: ‘Super! Volume 1′

A book that was not seen as the best in the world during the #CS100 has a chance at a second impression. Have things improved or is all hope lost for this book ever being any good? You can find out right here!

Review: 'The Bargain vol 1: Hellhounds On My Trail'

Review: ‘The Bargain vol 1: Hellhounds On My Trail’

The Bargain is one of many Kickstarter success stories – a humble book that wound up beating the snot out of its goal. After reading the end result, Panels on Pages can say it earned every bit of its funding and then some. Come take a look at how well the final product turned out.

Old-School Comic Review - Incredible Hulk #271

Old-School Comic Review – Incredible Hulk #271

Before he became everyone’s favorite Guardian of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon was first seen having a bizarre adventure in space with the Hulk in his 1982 comics debut.

Review: 'TenState'

Review: ‘TenState’

What looked to be an excellent concept and story falters under closer examination. Or: How a ComiXology favorite could have been great.

Review: ‘Superman’ #32

Review: ‘Superman’ #32

This is the start of a new run on Superman by the all star team of Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. How is the first issue of JRJR’s work for DC? Clink the link and find out!

‘Flex Mentallo’ and the Language of Comics

‘Flex Mentallo’ and the Language of Comics

Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s Flex Mentallo is a comic about superhero comics. How fluent are you in the language of comics? It might determine how much you understand this story.

Review: ‘Kristo’

Review: ‘Kristo’

An excellent adaptation of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ set in Stalinist Russia. Heartbreak, revenge, and communism collide in an excellent work.

Review: 'Stronghold vol. 1: The Chains'

Review: ‘Stronghold vol. 1: The Chains’

One of the #PoPCSR reviews gets a backstory that turns out to be rich and captivating. Learn more about why Brian Viasggio’s “Stronghold” is an excellent start to what looks to be a fascinating ongoing story of superpowers, political intrigue, and the fight for freedom.