Order Listing   Title Listing   Comic Box Listings   Group Listings   Story Arc Listings   Character Listings
CMRO Order Header
Main Reading Order
Core Reading Order
Ultimate Reading Order
Golden Age Reading Order
Expanded Reading Order
All Reading Orders
Comments Header
 

Comments from Newest to Oldest

 
View By: 10 25 50 100 250    
Sort By: votes newest
Russ Says:
Strange Tales #169 (v1) : I agree there are a few similarities between Brother Voodoo and Doctor Strange, but there are enough offsetting diiferences that keep it from being a copy. Voodoo will have his own completely different spell set; that's being established from the get-go. Drumm is also initially motivated by vengeance (his brother's otherwise medically unexplainable death) where Doc Strange was initially motivated by greed and personal status.

In fact, I think it worked to the story's benefit to root a few similarities to Strange's origin. This story seemed fresh and different while rooting it in what we've seen before.

3 stars. Good start so far.
 
Marvel Comments
 
TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Incredible Hulk Annual UK #1984a : Slimon the one-eyed? Almost sounds like Solomon Kane...
 
Marvel Comments
 
JonahBlack Says:
Captain America #100 (v1) : Good action, good reveal. The issue was reminiscent of the Strange Tales Nick Fury stories.

It's interesting to see the power creep in comics, though, because Modern Cap and Panther would have effortlessly handled the whole army of goons
 
Marvel Comments
 
JonahBlack Says:
Tales of Suspense #99b (v1) : It was a little weak-sauce for Cap and Panther to get their butt's whupped three times in two (half) issues, but Agent 13 saves the issue, and the day.
 
Marvel Comments
 
JonahBlack Says:
Tales of Suspense #97b (v1) : That super soldier serum must be something else to let Cap do ~Mach 11 to Wakanda with his head hanging out the window
 
Marvel Comments
 
metasynthie Says:
Quasar #16 : Possibly my favorite Gruenwald storyline ever; it proves the value of his mastery of obscurity. Sure, it's LIMITED value, he doesn't quite do enough with it -- but it's a great part of "CMRO experience" as fragsel puts it, and it's amazing to watch in action, just as much as someone rolling out their huge, cataloged collection of mouse skeletons, Lego bricks, pottery shards, whatever. The guy was a true scholar, and he wraps up this arc with scholars wondering if they should JUST study stuff (and become irrelevant to the point of death) or get involved (inevitably) in messing around with it too. Well, Gruenwald was clearly on the side of Uatu and the Stranger: dive right in and start shaping continuity. Like the Watchers, his untimely death did change the Marvel Universe for having lost more of this!
 
Marvel Comments
 
metasynthie Says:
Quasar #15 : What?! Rocket Raccoon and Jack of Hearts now too? These appearances lists are so long that I don't think CMRO is even covering all of them (Marvel Wikia has a more exhaustive list)
 
Marvel Comments
 
metasynthie Says:
Quasar #14 : OH my god. This is peak Gruenwald!! It's more extreme than when he had the Scourge of the Underworld wipe out every obscure one-shot villain. I knew he must be keeping meticulous notes on every alien & hyper-evolved being who was thrown back into outer space at the end of plot arcs of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and today... but I had no idea he was going to DUMP THEM ALL AT ONCE. Sadly it seems like most of these paths end here, unlike the Squadron Supreme; nobody's Grued it up since? Wow, collecting every obscure creature to figure out what to do with them later... and then portraying them as having been collected by a giant omnipotent scientist who's going to figure out what to do with them later... Gruenwald IS THE STRANGER [eyeballs fill with stars, gibbers insanely]
 
Marvel Comments
 
metasynthie Says:
Quasar #13 : Gruenwald gonna Grue & Wald it up, gotta get those bespoke JLA parodies into the main universe, always making the obscure slightly less obscure!
 
Marvel Comments
 
ViolentPhlegm Says:
Werewolf by Night #31 (v1) : Good issue, but unfortunately the kid is annoying and all the interaction in the first few pages is cloying.
 
Marvel Comments
 
TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #255 (v1) : Red Ghost doesn't want his enemies to know he's in town, so he sends out his primates to help steal funds. For a genius, he's s moron.
 
Marvel Comments
 
grayrender Says:
Iron Man #168 (v1) : Was Tony Starl ever a likeable character?
 
Marvel Comments
 
JonahBlack Says:
Tales of Suspense #96b (v1) : -1 star for the 5 minute retirement.
 
Marvel Comments
 
phogbear Says:
Avengers #169 (v1) : The ending was terrible. A bomb that small wouldn't destroy the world, well maybe if it's a cobalt bomb.
 
Marvel Comments
 
Urgat Says:
Avengers #47 (v1) : Thought the same, why is he drawn this way here, showing his face through the helmet that much, i liked it way more with the mystic shadowy face only revealing some parts at some angles
 
Marvel Comments
 
metasynthie Says:
Marvel Comics Presents #51c (v1) : Is this Chinese dissident supposed to be someone we recognize from an earlier Iron Man story? Ho Yinsen? Someone else from that period? If there was any way of knowing this story might have a little more weight.
 
Marvel Comments
 
metasynthie Says:
Marvel Comics Presents #50d (v1) : Who wrote this, a 14-year old nephew of Stan Lee's dentist? As far as I can tell the author (Ed Simmons) has one other back-of-MCP filler, the story about robots attacking a software-frozen Iron Man in a gym until his system reboots. That one wasn't bad, but I guess this "sophomore slump" by Simmons spelled the end of his writing career.
 
Marvel Comments
 
StrictSnow Says:
Tales of Suspense #80b (v1) : The whole "I'm evil muhahah" spiel was dumb, but wow him commanding his lackey to off himself was stone cold and pretty dark for a 60s comic. I'm not sure if I'm biased because I know what the Cosmic Cube will turn into later, but it definitely seems a little less lame and corny than the usual god-tier stuff of this Era of comics.
 
Marvel Comments
 
TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Defenders #135 (v1) : Go Valkyrie! This is one of her best appearances, imo.
 
Marvel Comments
 
2
JonahBlack Says:
X-Men #40a (v1) : I won't rehash all the ways this issue is terrible - others have already covered this. I will say, though, that I'd totally read an issue of 'What if...?' (OK, probably 'What The?!') where Namor accidentally frees Frankenstein's Monster from the ice instead of Captain America, and Frank goes on to have an illustrious career as an Avenger.
 
Marvel Comments
 
TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Defenders #134 (v1) : Sergeant Manslaughter is a kickass villain! I hope there's more of him.
 
Marvel Comments
 
grayrender Says:
Avengers #230 (v1) : An excellent end to a sometimes very uneven story arc. I like that Hank has grown, but also that he remaims his own harshest critic.
 
Marvel Comments
 
grayrender Says:
Avengers #229 (v1) : Clint Barton, AKA Hawkeye.

Powers: unerring aim, uncanny ability to irritate women.

With great power . . .
 
Marvel Comments
 
grayrender Says:
Avengers #229 (v1) : She was an assault victim. Hence the need for a blood transfusion feom Bruce. She has a victim complex she escapes as She-Hulk. It's believable enough.
 
Marvel Comments
 
grayrender Says:
Avengers #228 (v1) : I don't think he had much of a choice at that point. He may also just be playing along.
 
Marvel Comments
 
skabeaters Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #131 (v1) : So stressing about her nephew almost kills her every time because she can't physically handle it, but her wedding being violently crashed by men with guns doesn't phase her...?
 
Marvel Comments
 
skabeaters Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #130 (v1) : Who would want to marry that kryptkeeper looking thing?
 
Marvel Comments
 
d00dar Says:
Daredevil #-1 (v1) : I'm gonna have to pretend this took place in an alternate reality because it is just wrong on so many levels.
 
Marvel Comments
 
Katryn Says:
Hero for Hire #13 : This guy would have been a good villain for Ant-Man - the battle of the helmets.
 
Marvel Comments
 
Johnny Darkness Says:
The Incomplete Death[appost]s Head... : It's amusing how much I loved this as a kid, and how mediocre it is now. I do love the character, though.
 
Marvel Comments
 
Russ Says:
Ghost Rider #5 (v2) : Roulette....the demon of Las Vegas. And all the time I thought the demon of Las Vegas was Wayne Newton. Hmph.

There's an ad on page 12 for "fake throw-up". Why waste the money when all you have to do is read this story and produce the real thing? Seriously. This arc was downright horrible.

1 star. So far, this series is leaving me with a burning headache, too.
 
Marvel Comments
 
Russ Says:
Ghost Rider #4 (v2) : Oh geez.......Satan is supposed to be a feared entity, yet he can't outfit Johnny with a reliable hellfire bike? Go home, Satan, you're drunk!

The rest of the story isn't much better either. Contrived love triangle that Johnny seems to be helping perpetuate in spite of his protests; Rocky captured again; Ghost Rider in another capture attempt by the cops; two months of transformations that nobody notices? There's more, but I think I'm gonna just stop here.

1 star. Nothing to see here, move along....
 
Marvel Comments
 
butters911 Says:
Captain America #234 (v1) : At least they didnt find out both of their moms were named Martha.
 
Marvel Comments
 
Titens Says:
Uncanny X-Men #159 (v1) : Bah, hated everything except for the fantastic art. Not scary, not funny, not engaging, and a filler issue that doesn't respect the rules or the characterizations of Dracula's own mag. 2*
 
Marvel Comments
 
grayrender Says:
Iron Man #166 (v1) : Why walk away from Stane?
Why bring back the skates?
Why not leave security to watch over Jim?
 
Marvel Comments
 
hendrica Says:
Daredevil #3 (v1) : Really enjoyed the fact that for once there was a character in Karen Page who seemed to be putting two and two together and finding all the holes in Daredevil/Murdocks stories to see through him and possibly discover his real identity. Then the last panel ruins it all with the classic "Stan female" move "It must be because I'm in love with him!"
 
Marvel Comments
 
God2600 Says:
Fantastic Four #14 (v1) : "I'll be blankety-blanked!" -Thing.

Your friends at the CCA hard at work
 
Marvel Comments
 
bill_the_cat Says:
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #6 : The epilogue seemed wordy and weak.
 
Marvel Comments
 
qwybie Says:
Tales to Astonish #40 (v1) : Should be one star, but I had to give it a bonus star for the line pointed out by noahsell above:

"As the spider said to the fly, welcome suckers!"

That's just quality writing right there.
 
Marvel Comments
 
TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
The Thing #15 (v1) : This was rather fun. It continues on the premise of throwing whatever Ben's complained about back at him in a different manner. I wonder if Terrianna is the mastermind behind all this.
 
Marvel Comments
 
Sort By: votes newest
 
 
CMRO Sidebar
CMRO Sidebar Search Top

CMRO Sidebar Support Us

 

Shop at Amazon
 
Rebirth (John Taylor #1) False Signs (John Taylor #2)
 
Marvel Cinematic Universe Order
Star Wars Reading Order
Star Trek Reading Order
Doctor Who Order