Doc’s Reviews for the Week of 11/1/2023 – Graham Crackers Comics

Doc’s Reviews for the Week of 11/1/2023


With a new Aquaman movie coming out in theatres sometime? in the near future, it would only be natural for DC to release what we used to call a movie adaption. You know, telling the story of the movie in a mini-series comic. However, DC fooled us as this is not a movie adaptation but rather a sort of prequel to the movie. Which is actually kind of a shame since some of the movie Justice League make a cameo here. With three seperate stories featuring Aquaman, Black Manta, and Ocean Master, and what they’ve been up to since the first movie. Tim Seely and Miguel Mendonca doing a commendable job with the Aquaman tale, which presents us with a very good look at the behind the scenes of Aquaman’s life. Including introductions of new characters and some really well done versions of the actors behind the roles in the movie. Joey Esposito and Ray-Anthony Height do well with the dark story of Black Manta. The weak link here is the Ocean Master vignette. This is not the fault of Ethan Sacks’ writing, nor Scot Eaton’s pencils. They just aren’t given a lot to work with here. All in all not a bad little Aquaman book with some similarities to the 1994 and 2011 comics. 8 out of 10 Grahams.


Rodney Barnes and Edu Menna continue to weave an interesting story as Lucifer continues to mess with Alice Cooper. Armed only with a guitar from the angel Gabriel and a annoyed attitude, Alice and us readers learn more about Lucifer’s motivations and plans. The story keeps up a good pace and makes sense in a weird battle of the bands sort of way. Definitely worth checking out. 8 out of 10 Grahams.




      American Mythology continues to expand the world of Night of the Living Dead. In the back hills of West Virginia, the dead are rising as well. And while the concept is interesting showing other parts of the world dealing with the zombie epidemic, the tale of Melba Mae and her family moves slow. With only two real zombies showing up so far, the story lacks the intensity of some but the fact that these folks aren’t up on current events and don’t know the rules of zombie killing. But the story seems to be falling onto some standard tropes of the genre. We’ve got a bitten victim family member and the action has paused at what appears to be an abandon cabin. Reminds me of something. 6 out of 10 Grahams.