Category: Reviews

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.

Review: 'Combo Rangers: We Are Heroes'

Review: ‘Combo Rangers: We Are Heroes’

Combo Rangers: We Are Heroes was set to be a regular #PoPCSR review on the PoP Twitter feed…until the realization set in that a mere 140 (or even 280) characters would not be enough to describe this book. Find out why inside.

Review: 'SCAMthology, vol. 1'

Review: ‘SCAMthology, vol. 1′

SCAMthology, vol. 1 is serves as an introduction to what is fast becoming one of the hottest properties in independent comics. Check out the expanded #PoPCSR review to see if it’s worth getting involved in this caper.

Review: ‘Christopher Daniels & Kazarian Wrestle Aw Yeah Comics!’

Review: ‘Christopher Daniels & Kazarian Wrestle Aw Yeah Comics!’

Bad Influence invade the wortld of Aw Yeah! comics. Hijinks ensue. Check out more on one of the most fun reads of the year.

Review: 'Son of Batman'

Review: ‘Son of Batman’

Over the past twenty years DC has set a high standard when it comes to animated series and movies. In their latest release they are once again adapting a well known Batman story. Does the animated feature continue the quality or does it fall short?

Review - GODZILLA

Review – GODZILLA

After a sixteen-year absence, the undisputed King of Monsters returns to Western movie screens in Gareth Edwards’ big-budget revival. Does it successfully atone for the sins of Roland Emmerich? Read on to find out.

Review: 'Template: The Complete First Season'

Review: ‘Template: The Complete First Season’

Template is a title that initially made a slight impression, but whatever slight expectations from the first issue are blown out of the water by the end. Read our review and find out why.

Spider-Man: Family Business

Spider-Man: Family Business

Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business: An exciting story by Mark Waid and James Robinson that expands Pete’s family in a surprising way. Gabrielle Dell’Otto’s fully painted art is reason enough to pick up this book.

Review: 'Amelia Cole and the Hidden War'

Review: ‘Amelia Cole and the Hidden War’

The second trade paperback featuring Amelia Cole – a fave rave of the #CS100 – came out this week. Does it uphold the previous standard of greatness or fly right off the rails? Read the PoP! review and find out…

Review - The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The whole gang came back for the sequel to Sony’s 2012 Spidey reboot. With a slew of comic book movies to compete with, how does old webhead make out?

Review: ‘Solar: Man of the Atom’ #1

Review: ‘Solar: Man of the Atom’ #1

Kelly Harrass takes a look at the first issue of a new era of Solar: Man of the Atom. With the Gold Key property now at Dynamite Entertainment, the creative team of Frank Barbiere and Joe Bennett are making some changes to the character.

Review: Ryan Kelly's ‘Funrama’

Review: Ryan Kelly’s ‘Funrama’

Writer/Artist Ryan Kelly introduces readers to a new world of superheroes in his self-published comic, Funrama. Who are the Mutant Punks, the Raccoon, and the Cactus Man? And what exactly is Funrama?

Review - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Review – CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Marvel Studios and the Russo Brothers take elements from what is arguably the greatest modern Cap storyline to make a tense and thoroughly entertaining game changer that is sure to affect the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Review: 'Fantastic Four' (2014) #1 & 2

Review: ‘Fantastic Four’ (2014) #1 & 2

The Fantastic Four are experiencing yet another relaunch. It has all the elements that make the FF what they are, but iIs it truly fantastic or does it disappoint? Find out here.

#NumberOnes - March 2014

#NumberOnes – March 2014

Captain Marvel, Moon Knight, Revenge, Starlight, Magneto and the Secret Avengers all launched last month. You should check out these strong debut issues.

Review: ‘Zero’ Vol. 1

Review: ‘Zero’ Vol. 1

Zero tells the story of how a spy named Edward Zero changed the world. Will writer, Ales Kot, change the comic world with his story? Kelly Harrass tells you his thoughts on the first five issues of the series in this review.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Friends Turned Enemies

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Friends Turned Enemies

In observance of the Ides of March and Julius Caesar’s unfortunate choice of friends, The Guzmaniac, brings to you a PoP! Top 6-Pack of Friends who turned into mortal enemies.

Outside the Longbox: Dollar Shave Club Review

Outside the Longbox: Dollar Shave Club Review

The Guzmaniac goes Outside the Longbox to accept the Dollar Shave Club’s challenge of change. Do they fall prey to their own hype or deliver on their word that their blades “Are F**king Great”?