Dave's Rants Archive
Last Updated 5/28/22
All reviews copyright 2007-2022 by Dave Van Domelen
This page holds an archive of my comic book reviews for the
past few years. The originals are posted to rec.arts.comics.reviews on
Usenet newsgroups, and some time between Wednesdays I throw in some minimal
formatting and link the file in here. Most of the time these will be
spoiler-free "Capsules", but once in a while I'll go whole-hog on a
Best Books of:
2010 | 2011 | 2012 |
2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021
A listing of what I considered to be the best comics of the last few years,
these are all the titles that got a "Strongly Recommended" or better rating
in my reviews at the time, with all the biases that implies. No entries for
2013 and 2014, since I didn't get a lot of books those years.
Comics of note (Strongly recommended or better, usually) will be in
boldface, with an asterisk if they're Strongly Recommended. While
most of my reviews are spoiler-free capsules, the occasional full review will
be underlined. Categories of material are "Other
Media" (not actually comics, but comics-related), Digital Comics (or ebook novels), Trades
and Graphic Novels. Traditional "floppies" are in black.
- January 30,
2022: Adventure Finders Book 3 Chapter 7, The Way of the Househusband vol 7 *, Shang-Chi #7,
Moon Knight #7, Vampirella Dracula Unholy #2, Arrowsmith Behind Enemy Lines
#1, My Little Pony Generations #4 (of 5), Transformers Wreckers: Tread &
Circuits #4 (of 4), Transformers Beast Wars #12, Transformers #39.
- February 24,
2022: The Eternals (movie), Magical Boy vol 1 *, Hilo vol 8: Gina and the Big
Secret, Shang-Chi #8-9, Moon Knight #8, Vampirella Dracula Unholy #3,
Draculina #1, Arrowsmith Behind Enemy Lines #2, Norse Mythology III #1 (of
6), My Little Pony Generations #5 (of 5), Transformers: King Grimlock #5 (of
5), Transformers: War's End #1 (of 4), Transformers #40.
- March 30, 2022
(partial): The Dictionary of Snow Hill, Adventure
Finders Book 3 Episode 8, Happy Kanako's Killer
Life vol 1-2 *, The Fox vol 2: Fox Hunt, Misfile Next vol 1, The
Abominable Charles Christopher vol 1-3, Shang-Chi #10, Moon Knight #9,
Devil's Reign: Moon Knight, Blue Flame #7, Transformers Beast Wars #13.
(Many missing books, will likely do a separate file for them if I don't just
fold them into the April reviews.)
- March Missing
Books Catch-Up: Monkey Prince #1-2, Vampirella/Dracula Unholy #4,
Draculina #2, Arrowsmith Behind Enemy Lines #3, Astro City That Was Then
(one-shot), Norse Mythology III #2 (of 6), Transformers Beast Wars #14,
Transformers War's End #2 (of 4), Transformers #41.
- April 30, 2022
(partial): Spider-Man: No Way Home, Adventure Finders Book 3 Episode 9, Monkey Prince #3 (of
12), Shang-Chi #11, Moon Knight #10, Vampirella/Dracula Unholy #5 (of 6),
Draculina #3, Transformers War's End #3 (of 4), Transformers #42. (This
time, I'll just fold the missing books into the May review column.)
- May 22, 2022
(and late books from April, but missing some books): Constantine: the House of Mystery, Moon Knight Season 1,
Kaiju No. 8, Tuki: Fight for Family, Galaxy the
Prettiest Star FCBD Preview, Monkey Prince #4 (of 12), Shang-Chi #12 (of 12),
Avatar the Last Airbender FCBD 2022, Norse Mythology III #3-4 (of 6),
Arrowsmith Behind Enemy Lines #4-5 (of 6), Kaijumax Season 6 #6 (of 6)
*, My Little Pony #1, Transformers: Last Bot Standing #1 (of 4),
Transformers Beast Wars 2022 Annual, Transformers Beast Wars #15 (of 17),
Transformers #43 (of 43).
This is where older Rants will go to keep the main page from getting
cluttered. Only the files from March 2007 onward will be here, but searching
Google Groups for Dave, Rant and the title of the comic you're interested in
will usually do pretty well, assuming I reviewed the book. (In 2012 I
shifted from weekly to monthly reviews, so the archives shift from months to
August through December
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