Mini Reviews: Knights, Leagues, BRZRKRs, and Blood Stained Teeth

Knights of X #1

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 shorom 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.

Justice League #75 (DC Comics) – Setting up the next event Dark Crisis, the issue doesn’t feel all that exciting or epic. It’s just… off. Not sure why it doesn’t click but there’s something about it. It dives deep into DC history as one and the visuals, while good, don’t quite click like they should. Overall, this might be one to read as part of a trade when the event is over. Overall Rating: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Blood Stained Teeth #1 (Image Comics) – A new twist on the vampire genre where this concept of familiars aren’t appreciated. The first issue is a little choppy with the narrative but overall it’s a good concept and start with some solid art. Overall Rating: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

The Last Mountain #1 (Comics Experience Publishing) – In this world fantasy creatures are real and lost a war. Now in camps, a few escape hoping to find freedom. With a lot of backup stories that deliver more depth of the world, it’s a hell of a start with some solid art and an amazing concept. Allegory in entertainment form. Overall Rating: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Punisher #2 (Marvel) – The second issue of the series dives into Frank’s past as we get a better idea of his motives. It feels like a bad retcon of the character’s past that kind of wrecks a lot of the tragedy. Overall, this might be a race as to which is the worst concept for the character but we’ll see where it goes. Overall Rating: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Knights of X #1 (Marvel) – A solid mix of fantasy and what we enjoy about Marvel’s mutants. The art is fantastic, action solid, and overall a nice setup. It’s not necessarily anything new so far, but it’s executed really well blending two concepts for an exciting new direction. Overall Rating: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

BRZRKR #8 (BOOM! Studios) – The series has veered in a very interesting way. It feels like it’s no longer focused on a man who can’t die and wants to find peace and straight into hardcore sci-fi territory. It’s all an interesting mix but a very interesting departure from the first half to the series. 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 (**).