User Reviews Used to Be About the Music, Man!

Waking from another endless night of drunken parties and debauchery, User Reviews blinks its eyes and gets down to the business of talking about more comics on a Monday morning. Get on with it!

TheNextChampion stepped up to the plate, and went back to the beginning to read The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite trade paperback, after seeing this past week’s POW. Yes, he mentions My Chemical Romance.

Story: 4 / Art: 5

I loved this comic and I am all for the second installment when it’s out in trade. But it’s just hard to pinpoint what is so great about this comic. What you can tell by this review is that there is no other comic like this out today. It’s wildly imaginative and has some beautiful art to match.


Neb gave Top 10 Special #1 a chance and found much of the same problems I did with the book. Except, he’s going to keep reading it, and I’m jumping ship right now. 

Story: 2 / Art: 3

My problems with this issue are mainly from a storytelling perspective. While the beginning of the issue feels well paced and densely layered, the issue moves at light speed in the last 6 or 7 pages. I think this is a case of Cannon needing more space to tell his story, or to look at it another way, he made choices with the opening of his story, that affected the ending.

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areyouthatguy was pleasantly surprised that Oracle #1 was a pretty good time, even though he didn’t know who that guy was who wrote it, which is kind of ironic. 

Story: 4 / Art: 4

I was terrified going into this book. Having no idea who the writer was, I ran it near the top of my stack so I could get the bad taste of it out of my mouth if necessary. Yet as soon as I opened to the first page and saw the excellent storytelling on the opening splash I knew there was talent here. In this book we get not only a solid stirred-but-not-shaken by recent events Babs story, we also get to see threads from Teen Titans, “RIP,” and Final Crisis all get woven together.


kwisdumb thinks The Incredibles: Family Matters #1 is a great big deal. I say, it might be a good comic, but too bad kids won’t know where to find it. Damn you broken direct market!

Story: 5 / Art: 5

As far as this actual comic book was concerned, it was great. I’ve always been a huge fan of The Incredibles and honestly I don’t know why it’s taken this long for it to be turned into a comic book. It just makes sense. Seeing all the characters portrayed correctly and drawn beautifully, as well as getting an old-school superhero story mixed with the beginnings of a love story, and a bigger over-arching story is exactly what I wanted. I could not have asked for a better Incredibles comic book.


Maybe it’s time to detox and get User Reviews on that small club tour, playing with the original band. Maybe an acoustic set? Get back to the roots, the foundations of things. But first User Reviews is guesting on a Lil Wayne track. That drops soon. Check it!


  1. Can’t argue with that Incredibles review. I was really hoping it would be good, and it did not disappoint.

  2. Aww Lil Wayne? I was hoping for 50 Cent…..

  3. Thanks for showing my review.  I really enjoyed Cannon’s first four issues, so I hope the rest of the series can be as strong.  This was, for sure, the weakest issue yet.

    Kudos to the other reviews as well!

  4. I thought there was a fairly steady decline in those issues.  The first (My POW) was surprisingly good, and from there, it got more tedious.  This issue of Top 10 was just boring.  Also, pick up the issue, and flip through it.  What do you see?  Medium shot after medium shot on every page of chests and heads talking.  You gotta use the medium.

  5. @Josh-I felt it was steadily declining as well.  Loved the first three issues, but then the fourth just left me so oddly unsatisfied.  I really had no interest in picking up the special at all and Neb’s review makes me feel better about that.

    Lil’ Wayne is soooo last year.  Its all about Flo Rida now

  6. @ Josh and drake~  I absolutely agree that there was a decline from issue to issue, but I still enjoyed them for the most part.  I think that Cannon really confined himself in those issues.  The storyline from the third issue with the Lieutenant’s husband was left hanging.  At the end of the fourth, I figured I keep with it to see how his next storyline would pan out, and I give him the benefit of the doubt with it being one of his first writting gigs and the fact that he’s filling Moore’s shoes.

    Heck, I don’t even know when the next issue is coming out.  Wildstorm’s website doesn’t show anything for the forseeable future.

  7. Don’t get me wrong, I still plan on picking up the proper series, I enjoyed it enough to still get it.  I just wasn’t too excited for this special.  Is there any word on who the next artist will be?  I think Gene Ha mentioned it in the Word Balloon interview he did, but I can’t remember.

  8. I think it’s the guy who did the special.

  9. You are correct sir!

  10. Thanks, Josh, and everyone else involved at iFanboy for featuring my review! I also really enjoyed AYTG’s review of Oracle.

    You guys are the best!