Mini Reviews and Recommendations For The Week Ending 8/22

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. Given the lack of new comics, expect this weekly update to begin featuring comics that we think you’ll enjoy while you can’t get anything new to read – only new to you.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews and Recommendations.


Captain Marvel #20 (Marvel) – An Empyre tie-in that really works. Carol resolves her first mission as the new Accuser and we now have her sister as part of the mix. With the introduction of the Carol Corps. and some solid writing and action, the comic is the rare tie-in regular series that doesn’t take away from what had been going on and opens up a lot of options for the future. Overall Rating: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Lords of Empyre: Swordsman #1 (Marvel) – These one-shots have been interesting giving us some motivation and background on the characters. This one obviously is about Swordsman and while generally good the shift to bad guy feels rather quick and not as fleshed out as it could be. It also shows what and interesting environmentalist bent Empyre could be taking, with an interesting message, that it doesn’t do well enough. So, it gives so needed motivation it also shows some of the flaws in the bigger event. Overall Rating: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

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