Aaron Long's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicosity Reviews: 766
8.4Avg. Review Rating

7.0
1602: Witch Hunter Angela #1

Jun 12, 2015

1602: Witch Hunter Angela #1 is a good read but plays things too safe to be a great read. Angela & Serah in the 1602 landscape is almost too on the nose to feel exciting and new, and in this Secret Wars landscape that hurts the book. The characters are strong enough and the book is executed well enough that I'll be continuing with the next issue, but a little more sizzle wouldn't hurt.

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4.5
1872 #1

Jul 8, 2015

Overall, 1872 #1 is a failed attempt at crafting something exciting using tropes that have been beaten to death. Simply replacing a few names isn't going to cut it, and the unnecessary slurs take away from the strong artwork by Virella. Marvel has a strong Western book out right now, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, that 1872 could have taken some tips from but this first issue was very disappointing.

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8.5
4001 A.D. #1

May 6, 2016

4001 A.D. #1 is a solid first issue in what has the promise to be a very entertaining event. Kindt & Crain are a solid team and this event has the right elements to be big and impressive. Valiant is doing a great job building a cohesive universe that is robust, and books like 4001 A.D. #1 are proof that their hard work since launching X-O Manowar #1 has been building toward some big stories. I'm in for #2 without any hesitation.

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10
A-Force (2016) #6

Jun 3, 2016

A-Force #6 is a bright spot in comics, executed well by skilled team. Thompson, Caldwell and Herring are carving a unique place for A-Force in the Marvel line and, I'm not going to lie, I want more of this in the Big Two landscape. There's some very good storytelling with some compelling characters going on here, and I'm excited to see where Thompson and Caldwell take one of the best team books on the market.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #26

Dec 4, 2013

Pak & Kuder are in total sync with their vision of Superman and it shows in how tightly crafted this comic is. This may be the creative team to bring Action Comics back to the elite status it deserves in the DC line.

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10
Action Comics (2011) #36

Nov 7, 2014

Action Comics #36 is everything that is right with superhero comics. Great action and great characters combine to give readers a great story. Superman is as premiere a character as there is, and Action Comics lives up to his grand status. Pak and Kuder are unstoppable and if you haven't been reading Action up to this point, issue #36 is waiting for you. Dive in, give it a shot even if you are skeptical – you've never read a Superman story that is told this well and looks this damn good.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #38

Jan 10, 2015

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder have crafted another winner with Action Comics #38, building one of the most entertaining Superman arcs I've read in a very long time. This is a special creative team that will be spoken of for ages to come, and we are lucky we're getting to experience it as it happens.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #39

Feb 4, 2015

Action Comics #39 is a fantastic finale to what has been a very entertaining arc. This comic is one of the strongest in the industry and Pak and Kuder are unstoppable. Scott Kolins adds a nice mix to the equation and the net result is a damn fine comic book. I'm a bigger Superman fan than I ever have been, and this comic is why.

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8.5
Action Comics (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Action Comics #41 is a triumphant return for Pak and Kuder after the Convergence break. Superman is a little less super but this story certainly isn't, and this duo is one of the top creative teams in comics. Action Comics is a must-read every month and issue #41 is no different.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 4, 2014

Action Comics: Futures End #1 is well told story that brings an interesting focus on the current state of Clark Kent in Futures End. This is not the most explosive issue of the event thus far, but it enriches the Futures End experience by providing a welcomed look at the void and internal conflict of the world's most powerful hero. At the end of the issue I found myself far more invested in the status of Superman in the weekly title, so I'll call that a win.

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9.0
After Houdini #1

Jun 18, 2013

The issue also features a backup story, Primordial, by Holt and artist Isaac Goodhart. Primordial is a good old fashioned pulpy investigator story, but Holt gives it life with some strong dialogue. Goodhart's art is impressive throughout and I'm certainly never going to complain about a backup story in a comic if it is this strong.

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9.5
Afterlife With Archie #10

Aug 31, 2016

Interview/Interlude with the Pussycats is a fantastic side story. Theres an ominous ending that makes me think that its not going to be the last time well see the Pussycats in this series as well.

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8.0
Age of Apocalypse Vol.2 #1

Mar 8, 2012

This is a book I was completely on the fence about and tried solely due to a recommendation and I was impressed enough to add #2 to my pull list. This is more than a gimmick, there is a high quality story to be had here.

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5.5
Age of Ultron #3

Mar 27, 2013

Age of Ultron #3 in and of itself is an average comic, but if you've read #1 and #2 it is really just more of the same except for the final page. I'm still optimistic for the series as a whole, but issue #3 left a lot to be desired.

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8.5
Age of Ultron #6

Apr 17, 2013

Age of Ultron #6 turns the pace up a huge notch and adds a fantastic element of tension to this series. The implications of the final few pages will be very interesting to see and I look forward to more AoU.

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8.5
Age of Ultron #8

May 15, 2013

In the end, Age of Ultron #8 was another solid entry in an event that has really been growing on me. This is more than heroes fighting machines, and I like the angle Bendis has approached with these past couple issues. Count me in for #9.

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4.0
Age of Ultron #9

Jun 5, 2013

Age of Ultron #9 has come close to derailing this series completely for me and while I will return for #10 just to see how this has wrapped up, it will not be the first thing I read on that Wednesday by any means. The second last issue is not the one where you want the winds to leave the sails, but that is the case here.

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6.0
Age of Ultron #10

Jun 19, 2013

With any event, the end must justify the means to get to this point, and this is where Age of Ultron #10 falls short. It is not a bad comic per se, but it does not provide the conclusion a ten issue event warrants. There is the potential for some very interesting stories to come from this event and there is some absolutely fantastic art within this issue, but those two factors aren't enough to save issue #10 and the event as a whole.

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6.0
Alice Cooper #1

Sep 3, 2014

Alice Cooper #1 has a lot more going for it than any other “rock n' roll” comic I've ever read, and Harris and Casallos plant some interesting seeds in this first issue. While the first issue won't blow your mind, but the deeper this series gets into the twisted world of Cooper the more interesting it will become. If you're a Cooper fan, spin a record backward and start reading – you'll dig it.

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8.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #0

Oct 5, 2015

Avengers #0 is a mixed bag of teasers, with some winners and a couple that missed the mark for me. I will be trying several of these titles out when the #1s drop, and if you're looking for a taste of what is to come for the Avengers line, give #0 a look.

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9.0
All-New Captain America #1

Nov 11, 2014

Remender and Immonen deliver a story that feels fresh and classic all at once with All-New Captain #1. There is a huge amount of energy present in this comic and it stands the pressure of being such a high profile debut issue for the series. Remender writes a charming and entertaining Sam Wilson that will have readers loving the character like they never have before. Stuart Immonen will hook readers in with fantastic super hero visuals that never falter, making this story come to life and giving it an immense amount of energy & optimism. This issue is a knockout and I can't wait to read more from this all-star creative team.

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9.0
All-New Captain America #2

Dec 20, 2014

Remender and Immonen have got one hell of a great series under way with All-New Captain America. The second issue is an entertaining read that had me locked in from start to finish and the last page floored me. I need #3 as soon as I can get my hands on it – give this one a shot.

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7.0
All-New Captain America #3

Jan 14, 2015

All-New Captain America #3 will hit your eyes and mind early and never stop pummeling. Captain America is being assaulted and Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen are doing their best to make readers feel like the HYDRA assault is focused on them as well. This isn't the strongest issue of the series so far, but the foundation for a strong arc is still being built, and this creative team certainly seems to have something big brewing. If you've enjoyed the first two issues of the series I heartily recommend you give this one a shot, and while this wasn't my favourite comic of the year so far, I will definitely be returning for more next month.

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8.5
All-New Captain America #4

Feb 18, 2015

All-New Captain America #4 is a strong Cap story featuring a classic villain and some quality twists and turns. Remender knows how to keep me on edge and it's been a long time since issues of Captain America were as adrenaline-filled as these are. Sam's in good hands and this is a great first arc for this Captain America.

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9.0
All-New Captain America #5

Mar 18, 2015

All-New Captain America #5 is an action packed thriller that keeps driving home that this is the new Captain America and that Sam Wilson is more than capable of holding this title. Remender and Immonen are on fire with this series so far and issue #5 is one of the best yet. Big action, surprisingly heavy emotional moments and some good ol' fashioned HYDRA smashing….can't ask for much more than that.

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9.5
All-New Captain America #6

May 1, 2015

All-New Captain America #6 is a high octane thrill ride that closes this arc out with a bang. Remender and Immonen have brought the new Captain America into the Marvel U with a bang and the seeds of his war against HYDRA that have been planted in this arc are fantastic. This is top flight writing and exceptional artwork and if strong superhero comics are your bag, All-New Captain America #6 is a sure bet.

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8.5
All-New Ghost Rider #1

Mar 25, 2014

This comic reads like a muscle car about to start a street race. The first half of the issue is idling, rumbling, brimming with tension and when Smith and Moore cut it loose in the second half there is nothing but tires screeching and roaring power. All-New Ghost Rider is looking to be a high octane book with a ton of potential and a relatable lead character with some absolutely jaw dropping art. The first issue is a thrill ride, and you're going to want to give this series a try before the first printing is sold out.

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9.5
All-New Hawkeye #4

Jul 23, 2015

All-New Hawkeye #4 is an exceptionally well crafted comic that has me more interested in Clint Barton than I have been in a long time. Lemire and Perez are great storytellers and the work they are doing with the parallel past & present storylines is fantastic. This is one of the best comics you'll read this month and if you planned to skip it because it isn't tying into Secret Wars, I strongly suggest you reconsider.

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8.5
All-New Inhumans #2

Dec 17, 2015

All-New Inhumans #2 is an entertaining read featuring some solid writing and great artwork. The Inhumans are an interesting group and Marvel is definitely putting some weight behind their brand with a creative team like this. I'm definitely in for issue #3 and I'm really enjoying seeing this deeper look at Inhumanity.

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8.0
All-New Inhumans #3

Jan 28, 2016

This comic was entertaining and I'm pumped to see where Crystal's team goes next. There's a really interesting hook with one of the ongoing plot threads and the more predictable storyline has lead to something I'm game to read. All the right pieces are in place for an explosive end to this arc.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #1

Nov 11, 2015

All-New Wolverine #1 is a strong debut issue by a great creative team that has a lot of life and energy. There's a solid hook going into issue #2, some good back story so people can get the low down on who Laura is and some awesome banter throughout the issue. This one is a winner and I think big things are coming for this all-new Wolverine.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #4

Jan 14, 2016

All-New Wolverine #4 is a damn good comic that entertained me mightily. Wolverine is one of my favourite characters to be thrown into the forefront of the All-New All-Different launches and this issue continues a streak of good comics by the hot hands of Taylor, Lopez, Navarrot and Fairbairn. This is a strong creative team telling a great tale with excellent characters and I'm excited to see where their next adventure takes them.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #5

Feb 10, 2016

All-New Wolverine #5 is a great penultimate chapter in Laura's first story as the Marvel U's Wolverine. Taylor, Lopez, Navarrot and Fairbairn are a great team and this arc has only grown stronger as it has progressed. Heads are gonna roll very soon, and I'm excited to see where these storytellers take Laura next.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #9

Jun 1, 2016

All-New Wolverine #9 is a great read. It's a fun continuation of the storyline introduced in the last issue and while it has some absolutely silly elements to it, the last page hits like a hammer. Taylor, Takara and Lopes work well together and this is definitely one of the most entertaining comics released this week. You can't miss with All-New Wolverine, and I can't wait for the next issue.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #8

Mar 6, 2013

This is hands down one of the best books in the Marvel universe. It is holding its own as the flagship X-book and at this moment I'm not sure the X-Men have been stronger at any point in the past decade. Top flight writing, top flight art, top flight book.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #11

May 1, 2013

This is one of the best comics in the industry, month after month. Issue #11 continues the streak of great issues and is a must read for any Marvel/X-Men fans.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #18

Nov 13, 2013

All-New X-Men #19 is an excellent comic from a superstar creative team. Bendis & Immonen are on fire and I am excited to see where they are taking this series. Battle of the Atom is in the rear view mirror and the All-New X-Men are here to stay, count me in for the long haul.

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8.5
All-New X-Men #26

Apr 30, 2014

All-New X-Men #26 isn't the biggest blockbuster of an issue in the series yet, but it is a great look at these characters in the wake of The Trial of Jean Grey. There has been a fundamental shift in the status quo, and one hell of a brawl coming, so this issue acts as a nice bridge between what looks to be two high impact storylines. Bendis and Immonen are a rock solid team delivering a solid story and fans of this series to this point will feel right at home with issue #26 of Marvel's flagship X-book.

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8.5
All-New X-Men #28

Jun 11, 2014

All-New X-Men is like an unstoppable train powered by the creative talents of two of the best in the business. Issue #28 is another great chapter in what has been a strong arc and, if the final page is any indication, issue #29 should be explosive. The X-Men (new, old, and from the future) are in good hands with Bendis and Immonen and with each issue this series becomes more legendary.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #29

Jul 9, 2014

All-New X-Men is a freight train that refuses to slow down, with #29 throwing the gauntlet down to the other X-titles and saying “c'mon, try to outdo me”. Bendis and Immonen are one of the top pairings in comics and it shows with this comic. Grab it, love it. Bring on #30.

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7.5
All-New X-Men #31

Aug 27, 2014

All-New X-Men #31 serves to kick off the next storyline and it does that well. It isn't the most explosive issue of this series, by any means, but it performs it's task. There is, arguably, a lot of dialogue that is superfluous in this one, and that detracts from the story and makes some pages feel purely like filler. The brightest points of the issue are the things it sets up for down the road, and the introduction of Mahmud Asrar to the title. He brings a lot of energy to the book and keeps the quality high and I look forward to seeing what the creative team has in store for readers with issue #32.

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8.5
All-New X-Men #32

Sep 17, 2014

The newest chapter of All-New X-Men is another winner and Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar are building a really fun story here. These displaced heroes in the Ultimate Universe is a dynamic situation to explore and both creators are on fire in this one. X-Men fans who have been wanting the series to really take a look at the original crew are getting what they want here, with some good ol' fashioned dimension hopping fun that has been a part of the X-Men for so long. Month after month, All-New X-Men impresses and issue #32 is no different.

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8.5
All-New X-Men #35

Jan 21, 2015

Bendis and Asrar have got a winner on their hands with All-New X-Men #35. This is an entertaining arc that is a great example of how fun smashing two universes together can be, and I find myself somewhat sad that the All-New X-Men will be leaving the Ultimate X-Men behind soon. Who knows, maybe Secret Wars will give me some more banter…here's hoping, anyway.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #36

Feb 11, 2015

All-New X-Men #36 is an entertaining issue in what has been a solid arc. Bendis and Asrar are a great team and these kids are growing on my more by the page. The Ultimate U is well represented in this one and the ominous last page has me wondering what is coming next. Well written characters, some solid action and great artwork equals a winner, and that's what we've got with All-New X-Men #36.

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9.5
All-New X-Men #38

Feb 25, 2015

All-New X-Men #38 shakes the dust off of The Black Vortex and opens up a new avenue for the series with some great writing and out-of-this-world artwork. Sorrentino and Maiolo team with Bendis very well to craft an issue that is exactly what this event needed to get some spark in it. The Black Vortex has become very interesting and even if you haven't read any of it up to this point, you need to check this book out for the visuals. They'll blow your mind.

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10
All-Star Batman #7

Feb 8, 2017

All Star Batman #7 is a flawless comic featuring some of the most jaw dropping artwork you will find in comics this month. Tula Lotay brings the thunder to this character and I will, without hesitation, read anything she works on from this point forward. That Snyder cats no slouch either, and when you put the two together, magic happens. Add in a dash of Francavilla glory and youve got one hell of a reading experience. Do yourself a favour. Get this comic.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #3

Jun 25, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #3 is a solid comic from start to finish that features a ton of members of the Spider-cast, and some entertaining moments with Peter dealing with Otto's legacy. This arc has the feeling of a classic Spider-Man arc which makes it easy for anyone who snagged one of those 500k copies of issue #1 to follow and enjoy. While Amazing may not be as revolutionary as Superior was at this point, it's still rock solid and it is nice to have Peter back.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #4

Jul 24, 2014

This is a great comic and the best issue of Amazing Spider-Man in this volume so far. There is a level of excitement akin to the issues of Superior Spider-Man here, and I'm excited to see more of this new character and Peter interacting in the future. Give Amazing #4 a shot, I highly doubt you will be disappointed.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #5

Aug 13, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man is a solid comic that does a great job balancing the revelation of Cindy's existence with the storyline that was ongoing prior to the Original Sin tie-in. Slott balances all the moving pieces well and the art team of Ramos and Delgado light the issue up and make it leap from the page. Amazing Spider-Man is a ton of fun right now, and worthy of the huge sales numbers it is bringing in.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #6

Sep 12, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #6 is a rock solid Spidey tale featuring some very strong characters. I am enjoying the introduction of Silk very much, especially with how Slott is treating her character as an equal (and better, at times) of Peter, and I am glad that the end of Superior did not mean the end of Anna Maria. She provides the story with the grounding that was once brought by Aunt May, and Peter needs that. Black Cat is strong as ever, and it is a great time to be reading Spider-Man right now. The energy from the return of Peter is still palpable and this creative team is showing no signs of slowing down. With big things on the horizon for Peter, now is a great time to get on board the Spider-train and enjoy the ride.

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9.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #11

Dec 11, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #11 keeps the entertainment flowing in this excellent Spider-Verse event. Spider-Man super fans have got to be losing their minds over this one, as its quality is simply fantastic. Slott & Coipel are on fire and are showing how you can make mega events work within the scope of a corner of the Marvel U. This is an event done right and I definitely recommend you give Spider-Verse a shot.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #12

Jan 7, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #12 continues the streak of strong Spider-Verse issues and Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Justin Ponsor are bringing their A-games to this event. This issue features a solid story, great art and an intriguing cliffhanger that may be polarizing, but I'm excited to see what it brings. The madness of this event doesn't seem to be dying down, and I'm loving every page of it.

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10
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #14

Feb 11, 2015

The Amazing Spider-Man #14 concludes what has been my favourite Spider-Man event of all time. Marvel took a major risk telling a story this complex and with this many characters, as it easily could have fallen off the rails into madness. With strong work from Dan Slott, Olivier Coipel, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Justin Ponsor it stayed strong from start to finish and entertained me to no end. I'm very curious to see the fallout of this event and I am more excited for Silk and Spider-Gwen's respective ongoing titles than I have ever been before. This is a great time to be a Spider-fan and I cannot recommend this issue, and event, highly enough.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #15

Feb 25, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #15 provides a solid conclusion to the Spider-Verse event and acts as a nice launching pad for several series and the next arc of ASM. Slott weaves in some strong action to balance the good-byes and plants seeds for some interesting storylines down the road. Camuncoli's work is rock solid and he handles the multi-Spider action very nicely, rounding out the issue with some classic Spidey shots. Amazing Spider-Man is firing on all cylinders and this is a must-read for anyone who has enjoyed the crazy antics of Spider-Verse.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #18

May 6, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #18 is a bit of an odd issue in that the backup story eclipses the primary tale, even though the main story includes events that should be surprising and thrilling. Those events unfold in a manner that is a little too straightforward and the main story lacks pizazz, but I'd argue the backup makes up for it. Secret Wars is coming and who knows what the effect on ASM may be, but I'm looking forward to the eventual battle between Felicia and Peter.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

Oct 8, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #1 ticks off all the right boxes for a major relaunch of a top flight book. It's entertaining, fun, has a nice cliffhanger and brings a new element to an old character to zap some life into the story. Slott's run on this character has been amazing and to have a skilled artist like Camuncoli still collaborating with him is just a treat for all of us who get to read these great stories. Spider-fans, this one's a must read.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #7

Feb 7, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #7 is a fun read that shows how to do mid-arc issues right. Slott, Buffagni and Gracia deliver an entertaining chapter in what has been a very solid series thus far.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #10

Apr 14, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #10 is a great chapter in what has been a really interesting arc. Peter vs. The Zodiac is coming to a head and I'll be there for the grand finale. This creative team is firing on all cylinders and Amazing Spider-Man is in really good hands.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1

Jun 2, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 is a solid first issue that has a great hook at the end. Slott and Kubert are veterans that work very well together to tell the tale of this family and as someone who has always been a fan of the Peter/MJ relationship, I was very happy with what I found in Renew Your Vows #1.

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9.0
Amazing X-Men #4

Feb 19, 2014

Aaron & McGuinness are four issues into Amazing and this swashbuckling adventure for the fate of Heaven & Hell is only getting stronger. This is the best X-Men book on the market today and it shows just how locked in Jason Aaron is to what makes the X-Men tick. This is the must read title coming out of the X-Office and Nightcrawler fans, if you still haven't picked up this series act quickly. This is one of the most entertaining superhero comics on the market.

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8.5
Amelia Cole #13

Feb 19, 2014

Amelia Cole #13 is an energetic, fun, adventurous comic that will leave you with the feeling that everything in this world could change dramatically very soon. For $0.99 it is probably the best value you will find in comics as this endearing story is more skillfully produced than most of what is out there. A truly all-ages story (and I mean that in the best way) with solid artwork and strong writing, Amelia Cole is a comic you should be reading right now….you'll be glad you did.

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8.0
Amelia Cole #15

May 14, 2014

Amelia Cole #15 is the best bang for your buck that you are going to find on any Wednesday. Clocking in a $0.99, readers are getting a comic that is arguable better than many that cost 3 or 4 times as much. This issue is a great continuation of the story and each time there is a new issue of Amelia Cole it feels like heading back to a fun, comfortable world. Even when things are going wrong everywhere the comic has a lot of humour and heart that combine with a great sense of adventure to make for a very entertaining read. I highly recommend you pick up this comic, and head back to #1 if you are unfamiliar with the series. You won't be disappointed.

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10
America's Got Powers #1

Apr 12, 2012

I don't know how much more I can rave about this book so I'm going to sum things up here. This creative team astounded me with how well crafted this issue is. This is a book that any new comic fan can pick up and read immediately and see what the comic medium can be. Even though I feared the worst when it was announced, America's Got Talent is not a cheap satirical farce about reality TV. It is an intelligent and poignant look at the world and, being that the first printing has already sold out, all I can recommend is to grab a copy as soon as you see one. You won't get a second chance.

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10
Angela: Asgard's Assassin #3

Feb 5, 2015

Angela: Asgard's Assassin #3 is an excellent read and any fans of Thor stories (current or old) need to give this book a shot. Gillen, Bennett, Jimenez and Hans are telling an important story here in a very skilled and graceful way and I while I never expected to be a fan of a comic headlined by Angela (the character just never clicked for me outside her banter with Gamora at times) I'm all in for this series.

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8.5
Animal Man #6

Feb 6, 2012

Lemire and company definitely took a gamble with this issue, but they executed the issue well and it paid off for them. I can't wait to read #7.

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6.5
Aquaman (2011) #19

May 1, 2013

Aquaman #19 is one of those issues that simply tries to do too much, and all aspects of the story suffer. I am definitely in for issue #20 and onward based on the strength of the run so far, and hopefully all these loose threads start to weave together in some strong issues going forward.

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8.5
Aquaman (2011) #26

Dec 31, 2013

Aquaman #26 is a strong jumping on point and Parker's initial Aqua-offering gives a good, energetic shot in the arm to this title. It was one of the best in the DCU under the reign of Geoff Johns, and there is no indication in this issue that the quality of Aquaman is going to slip at all under Parker & Pelletier's watch. Justice League fans, or anyone who has been enjoying Action Comics by Greg Pak will be right at home with this comic, and I highly recommend giving the book a shot. My guess is you'll be pleasantly surprised, and that Aquaman will be a mainstay in your pull going forward.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #31

May 30, 2014

Aquaman #31 is another strong chapter in an excellent series. Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier give readers an interesting story featuring the titular character and Swamp Thing, and Alvaro Martinez works well with Parker to continue the Mera storyline. This is a solid issue from start to finish, and I highly recommend Swamp Thing readers pick it up to see how the crossover begins. They just might become Aquaman readers…

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #38

Jan 29, 2015

Aquaman #38 is a rock solid comic book. Parker writes these characters well and his work with Paul Pelletier has made Aquaman feel like a strong stand-alone story in the DCU. They are forging forward without being pulled into much in the way of crossovers and have carved their own little space to do some fun things in. I'll be along for the ride as long as this pair is on the book, and I can't wait for the next issue to continue this adventure.

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8.5
Aquaman (2011) #39

Feb 26, 2015

Aquaman #39 is another fun issue in what has been a very strong series for many months. Great character work, big action and strong artwork are the highlights and I definitely recommend this comic to anyone who likes grand adventure tales that span across large kingdoms. This title has been in its own world for a long time now and it works. No other parts of the DCU are needed, issue #39 has got all the right elements to make this story fly with just Aquaman and co.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #40

Mar 27, 2015

Aquaman #40 is a rock solid comic and a great ending to what has been a fantastic run by Parker and Pelletier. One of the strongest solo series in the DCU, Aquaman has been strong month in and month out and issue #40 is another example of how awesome a well crafted Aquaman book can be. I raise my glass to Parker and Pelletier, it's been one heck of a run and here's to more good times for Arthur and Mera post-Convergence.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #41

Jun 28, 2015

Aquaman #41 by Bunn and McCarthy is a solid start for a new direction for the comic. McCarthy's artwork sells the new angle and this pair have me intrigued enough to continue. Aquaman has been rock solid for 40 issues to this point and I think this arc has the potential to continue that streak. I'll be checking back for in for #42.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) Annual #2

Jul 30, 2014

Aquaman Annual #2 is a solid comic and a well done annual. Fans of the series will enjoy the consistent writing from Jeff Parker and some resolution for the Giant Born storyline. The King of Atlantis and Wonder Woman throwing down on some monsters. ‘Nuff said.

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5.0
Aquaman (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

Aquaman #1 is acts as a jump on point for new readers, but at this moment I'm not sure it is a title I'm all that eager to dive into. The team falls short on highlighting the any of the strongest aspects of what makes Aquaman who he is, and the net result is a very straightforward superhero tale that could have featured damn near any one of the Justice Leaguers with a setting change to the U.N. and any stereotypical villain looking for revenge. I have hope that this creative team can head somewhere new and different with this book, I've read better comics with their names on them so I know they are capable, but this is not the best first lap of the pool for Aquaman.

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7.0
Aquaman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

Aquaman #9 is an issue that I enjoyed overall, but the script was held back by pencil work that is just too plain to make a statement. Abnett's keeping some interesting storylines afloat here, but here's hoping at some point the artists really cut loose on this title and give Aquaman a visual identity that is less generic and differentiates him from the rest of the heroes in the DC stable. That said, I'll be reading more and I'm intrigued to see where Abnett & co. take these storylines.

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9.0
Archer & Armstrong #1

Aug 8, 2012

This is, simply, a great comic. It is a great start to what promises to be a fun-filled action adventure with some great twists and turns from a top notch creative team.

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8.5
Archer & Armstrong #16

Dec 11, 2013

The Sect War is a riot and Archer & Armstrong #16 is a great read. The story Van Lente is telling is action packed and Evans backs it up with solid artwork that brings the Sect War to life. This is a solid chapter to what has been a strong arc in the best series Valiant has put out to date.

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7.5
Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1

Nov 12, 2014

Archer & Armstrong fans will find a ton of things to love in Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1. This comic sets up an interesting organization to muck things up in the Valiant U going forward, and Fawkes & Eisma did a solid job capturing the spoiled-brat nature of these characters…and then added in a homicidal streak for fun. I'd recommend any Valiant fans give this one a read, you will be entertained.

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9.0
Arkham Manor #1

Oct 22, 2014

Arkham Manor #1 is the Batman haunted house thriller you didn't know you wanted that is done so well you can't help but dive in. Duggan and Crystal set a unique tone with this first issue that I didn't expect and loved whole heartedly. Sign me up for a stay in the Manor…

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8.0
Arkham Manor: Endgame #1

Apr 1, 2015

Arkham Manor: Endgame #1 is not essential reading to understand the events of Endgame, but it does supplement the primary event nicely. The tone is spot on and, like the backups in Batman, this comic really drives home the madness that The Joker can cause. He's an evil bastard and the fury that his image can unleash in the minds of the already dangerous is driven home well by this comic.

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9.0
Art Ops #2

Nov 27, 2015

Art Ops #2 really solidified the concept of this series for me, which I am choosing to describe as “all the right kinds of crazy”. The script is getting stronger as the series progresses and the Allreds are a powerhouse pair and are seemingly unstoppable. They are forces of nature that are currently blowing minds with Art Ops and I recommend you get in on the ground floor of this one before the issues get tough to get your hands on.

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9.0
Astro City (2013) #1

Jun 5, 2013

Astro City #1 is a great return for an iconic series and also a great jumping on point for new readers. Welcome back, Astro City. I plan on staying and enjoying the scenery for quite awhile.

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8.5
Astro City (2013) #3

Aug 15, 2013

Any trip to Busiek & Anderson's Astro City is a trip I am happy to make, and issue #3 solidifies this as a brilliant resurgence for this series. I cannot wait to see what these two veteran creators have in store for readers next.

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8.5
Astro City (2013) #21

Mar 12, 2015

Busiek and Anderson have another rock solid issue of Astro City with #21. This series is always solid and this issue is just another fantastic chapter from this legendary creative team.

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9.0
Astro City (2013) #23

May 14, 2015

Astro City #23 is a damn fine comic and Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson continue to hit my emotion buttons with their tales. Astro City is unlike anything else in comics and the addition of Sticks makes it even more of a must-read of a title than it was before. This issue is great, this new character is fun, and these storytellers know exactly what they are doing. Bring on part two, I need more Sticks in my life.

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9.0
Astro City (2013) #31

Jan 21, 2016

Astro City #31 is another great chapter in one of the greatest series ever crafted in the medium of comics. High praise? Damn right it is, but it is completely worthy of those words. Astro City never lets me down and this month's issue by Busiek, Merino and Sinclair hits that sweet spot that every cape-comic fan should make room for in their reading.

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8.0
Astro City (2013) #32

Feb 21, 2016

Astro City #32 kicks off this story arc nicely, giving readers a former goon to cheer for with Steeljack. He's likable and a real ‘every man' character, a guy just looking for some peace and quiet, so I can only imagine what's coming for him now that he's been dragged back into his past. Busiek and Anderson's Astro City continues to be a sure bet and a gem in the comic book market.

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9.0
Astro City (2013) #41

Feb 22, 2017

Astro City #41 is a landmark-worthy issue. Not many creator-owned comics have the longevity of Astro City, and what astounded me with this issue is how true to its roots this comic still is. Astro City is one of the most enjoyable comics youll find each month and this oversized issue is a great bang for your buck. You wont be disappointed to learn how Astro City got its name, and Im excited to see what Busiek, Anderson, Ross and the rest of the team have planned for the next 100 issues.

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5.0
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #7

Dec 11, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS is an event that has been fraught with issues and this newest installment is no different. Based on this issue, it feels like the story needs to slow down and ground itself before continuing so that the dramatic reveals actually have some weight and don't feel like they are randomly occurring.

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6.5
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #8

Dec 17, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #8 is taking some steps in the right direction as far as the story is concerned, and there are elements now in play that have me intrigued. This is the strongest issue I've read in the series so far, and I will be back for #9. I can see some interesting tie-ins being spawned from some of the events in this issue, and hopefully the upward trend continues for the event heading into the final issues.

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5.5
Avengers (2010) #21

Jan 18, 2012

In the end, I believe the visuals put too much of a burden on the script, and because the issue was not visually engaging at all, the script started to lose interest factor as well.

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7.0
Avengers (2010) #28

Jul 27, 2012

In the end, this book is a solid issue focusing on the Red Hulk. Non-fans of the character won't find much in this one, nor is it essential reading for Avengers Vs. X-Men, but it is a decent comic in its own right.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #33

Nov 9, 2012

Avengers #33 is a fun comic in the middle of an arc rounding it's way in to what could be an extremely interesting finish for Bendis. Avengers fans will find a lot to love in this book, and I am eagerly anticipating reading the next issue.

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8.5
Avengers (2012) #1

Dec 5, 2012

This is a solid relaunch issue with an intriguing storyline that will definitely have me coming back. The Hickman era is here, Avengers fans, and if it keeps up with the pace set in issue #1 we are all in for a treat.

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7.0
Avengers (2012) #7

Mar 8, 2013

Weaver's art is solid throughout the issue, and at times phenomenal. His Captain America is the first I have seen that doesn't look awkward in the redesigned costume, and each character is penciled with precision and care. Weaver is an artist who can pull off the grand plans of Hickman, as proven in S.H.I.E.L.D., and the huge moments in this issue are well represented by his art. If the final pages of this issue are any indication, the New Universe will be well served by Dustin Weaver. Sadly, his extremely strong artistic efforts were somewhat dampened by the dialogue and pacing of the issue, and kept this comic from getting top marks.

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10
Avengers (2012) #16

Jul 17, 2013

Avengers #16 is a fantastic example of why Avengers is the flagship book of the Marvel Universe. There is no bigger comic in the publisher's line at the moment, and the drive toward Infinity is getting more interesting by the page. Spencer's work with Hickman's overarching plan is some of the best he has done in the Marvel U, and Caselli's art takes the comic to the next level. This is a must read comic for readers looking for the most epic book Marvel has to offer.

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10
Avengers (2012) #19

Sep 11, 2013

Avengers #19 does everything right. Individual characters are given the right moments, tension is built up even higher than before, and a huge cliffhanger provides the perfect finish to a brilliantly crafted issue. Hickman is on fire and his work with Yu is proving these two need to do something together after Infinity concludes.

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7.0
Avengers (2012) #20

Sep 25, 2013

Avengers #20 is one of those comics that will most likely read stronger in trade format when the wait for the next chapter is minimal, but as a single issue mid-way through an event it is extremely slow. The impact of the previous chapter is diminished heavily by this issue and while the momentum of this series is not stalled completely, it is slowed and that is a shame. The events within this issue will play major roles as this event progresses but as a single issue it falters. Readers of the entire Infinity event will still want to check this issue out for the events that will no doubt erupt down the line.

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9.5
Avengers (2012) #21

Oct 16, 2013

Huge events, massive consequences, pitch perfect writing and solid art. Avengers #21 is a damn good comic in what has been a stellar event so far, and an absolute must-read for anyone keeping up with Infinity or the Avengers titles. Hickman is on fire and it doesn't look like he's going to cool off anytime soon.

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5.0
Avengers (2012) #22

Oct 30, 2013

Avengers #22 is a filler issue that feels like it was less than 10 pages of story stretched to make a full issue. This is neither creator's strongest work, by any means, and the issue doesn't add a lot to the event. Maybe down the road I'll be proven wrong and some plot points will build from the dialogue in this issue, but on it's own Avengers #22 doesn't have a lot going for it.

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6.5
Avengers (2012) #23

Nov 20, 2013

One heck of a script, brought down fairly dramatically by some extremely inconsistent art makes Avengers #23 a difficult comic to classify. The energy going into issue #6 of Infinity is extremely high and Hickman's writing is strong so this is definitely a must read for anyone who has been keeping up with Infinity.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #24.NOW

Dec 24, 2013

Avengers #24.NOW is a solid start to the next phase of Avengers and Hickman does not appear to be slowing down one bit after the huge events of Infinity. Avengers fans have a jam packed issue of things to love within these pages, with some great art and fantastic storytelling. ‘Nuff said.

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8.0
Avengers (2012) #28

May 1, 2014

Avengers is firing on all cylinders again and there is an aura in this comic that Hickman is priming for something big again. This is an issue over 40 in the making when you consider New Avengers, and it was really satisfying to read this conflict. Avengers #28 is a tense bit of character work, but Hickman and Larroca do it very well and I highly recommend you check this issue out.

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9.5
Avengers (2012) #29

May 14, 2014

Hickman and Yu have dropped a bombshell on the Marvel Universe with Avengers #29, throwing one hell of a curve at the end to keep readers on their toes, and take this series in an unanticipated direction. This is not Civil War 2.0 (yet) but the emotions are running just as high and I can't wait to see where this is going. Avengers is a must-read again, and if Original Sin leads to comics this strong across the board, this will be the best Marvel event in a very long time.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #31

Jun 18, 2014

Avengers #31 is an extremely strong chapter in what is building to be a fantastic arc. Hickman and Yu are crafting one of the best time travel stories I've read in a very long time and all Avengers fans need to be along for this ride. How it all affects Original Sin is yet to be known, but regardless of it's ties to the main event this is a strong issue in a long line of quality work from Hickman.

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8.5
Avengers (2012) #32

Jul 9, 2014

Avengers #32 is a heavy issue that is very Hickman-esque, for lack of a better term. This is time travel with all it's excitement and, depending on your tastes, pitfalls, but I will say that Hickman is doing time travel right. The inclusion of the guest star makes this issue soar for long time Hickman readers, and there are small moments in this comic that will make you laugh despite yourself. Get your thinking cap on and give this one a read, Avengers is most definitely building toward something big.

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8.5
Avengers (2012) #34

Aug 27, 2014

Avengers #34 strikes a great balance of conceptual time travel chaos and character driven story as the book heads toward Time Runs Out. Hickman is building toward something of an Infinity-level scope again, and I can't wait to see what it is as the events of the end of this issue start to have an impact on the Marvel Universe as a whole. There are big things coming, Marvel fans, and they start right here in Avengers.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #35

Sep 17, 2014

Avengers #35 is a wild ride that will have you scratching your head in the best way possible, waiting for Hickman to bring together his master plan and blow your mind. This issue is full of small details that are going to culminate in something huge, and launching this title into the future really kept me on my toes. There is an energy that emanates from this comic, an excitement that is on every single page concerning how the world got this way and what the hell is going on…and I can't wait to learn those answers. Avengers fans, it's time to Assemble, Jonathan Hickman is building another epic event!

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6.5
Avengers (2012) #36

Oct 8, 2014

Avengers #36, despite some excellent artwork, slows the momentum of Time Runs Out and issue #35. Some of the big reveals of last issue are completely ignored and to focus on this primary storyline right out of the gate vexes me slightly. In Hickman I still trust, but I will admit this issue was a let down. It is obvious that big things are on the horizon, so I'd argue this is still a must read for Avengers fans, even for Caselli's art alone.

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5.0
Avengers (2012) #37

Oct 22, 2014

Avengers #37 is a rare oddity for a book that is this high profile and with a pair of veterans working on it like Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato. Hickman's writing is rock solid, but Deodato's artwork pulls the rug out from under this script. Avengers #37 should be read from a plot perspective, but this artwork is not up to Deodato's typical standard, and certainly not befitting a comic that costs this much and is as high profile as Avengers. Am I still excited for time to run out? Oh, hell yeah, I am….as long as these powerful women can return to being powerhouse heroes and not plastic objects…

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #38

Nov 19, 2014

Avengers #38 takes the brimming tension of the past couple issues and cranks the dial to 11. Hickman and Caselli are a dream team and they work together brilliantly, delivering one of my favourite issues of Avengers in the past few months. The world of Time Runs Out is becoming clearer and damn, do I ever want more as fast as I can get it. Someone get me a Sunspot ongoing, stat!

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8.5
Avengers (2012) #40

Jan 14, 2015

This is a pivotal issue of Avengers, and the ending will shock most readers. If you've been keeping up with the Hickman era, this is a must-read. You're going to get more of what you've enjoyed, with some fantastic artwork from Stefano Caselli. Avengers is a top flight book right now when the art and script gel like they do in #40, and I can't wait to see what is coming next.

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8.0
Avengers (2012) #41

Feb 4, 2015

Avengers #41 has got a lot to like within its pages for fans of the Ultimate U and the 616. This really feels like an epic battle for the ages is coming and after reading this comic I am more excited for Secret Wars and Battleworld than I ever have been. Ring the bell, let's get this fight started!

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #42

Mar 4, 2015

Avengers #42 is a rock solid comic featuring a huge cast and some strong lead-up to what is hopefully going to be one hell of a finish. Hickman and Caselli are on the top of their games with this issue and if you are interested in Secret Wars, go snag some old issues of Avengers and don't blink until you've finished #42. The stinging in your eyes will be worth it – it's a damn fun ride.

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6.0
Avengers (2012) #43

Apr 1, 2015

Avengers #43 sets the board for a pretty huge conclusion, and features some explosive events but inconsistent art and some odd pacing make this issue stumble rather than fly. As part of the larger picture, the story is fine and features some interesting callbacks to elements found earlier in the run, but the artwork is lacking and the issue is very average when looked at as an individual comic.

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8.5
Avengers (2012) #44

Apr 29, 2015

Avengers #44 brings the volume to a close with a bang and acts as quite the prologue for Secret Wars. While it isn't possible to say that Hickman's work on Avengers is really done as this series will rely on Secret Wars to provide an actual conclusion, I can definitely say this Avengers volume closes as large in scope as Hickman began it. There are parts of the issue that feel a bit drawn out for the sake of fleshing out the scope of this event, but overall it is a well crafted comic. This is a big picture book and the flagship of the Marvel Universe, and I am more excited for Secret Wars than I have ever been. Bring on the mayhem, Hickman. I'm ready.

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8.5
Avengers A.I. #1

Jul 3, 2013

Avengers A.I. #1 is a very entertaining read with a lot of energy, humour, and a huge amount of potential. This is unlike any other team book Marvel is putting out and I highly recommend any Hank Pym or Vision fans diving into this book head first: you won't be disappointed.

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5.0
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1

Mar 5, 2016

Avengers Standoff: Assault On Pleasant Hill: Alpha #1 was a let down of a story, as it features no assault and very little progression from the surprise ending of Welcome To Pleasant Hill. The concept has yet to be developed into something that captures my attention and the take on characters like Maria Hill left me annoyed by this comic as much as anything. The visuals were not a let down, but the story as a whole had me questioning my future reading Standoff.

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9.5
Avengers Vs. X-Men #0

Mar 29, 2012

On the art side of the coin Frank Cho is brilliant. This series needed to be kicked off by a heavyweight artist and he delivered on all fronts. The panel designs are excellent and his splash pages are full of the kind of widescreen action this title deserves. Both of these leading women are conveyed with complexities that only a great artist can provide: they are strong, vulnerable and both unsure of what the future holds. Marvel editorial made the right choice with Cho for this lead-in issue as his art only adds to the anticipation of what is coming and the final panel of the issue is as ominous as it gets. Cho's work is always solid, and the art in this issue is as good as you will find in a superhero comic anywhere.

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8.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #1

Apr 6, 2012

In the end, the issue is a strong start for an immense series that promises to be absolutely explosive. The final pages are a fanboy's and fangirl's dreams come true and this book definitely has something to satisfy any long time superhero book readers.

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8.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #2

Apr 18, 2012

In the end, this is a good comic. The art is not terrible, but it does keep Avengers Vs. X-Men #2 from being a greatcomic. Definitely still an enjoyable read, but I'm counting down the days until I get to see Coipel take the reins of this event.

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #3

May 2, 2012

If you've enjoyed the past two issues, Avengers Vs. X-Men #3 is a lock for you to read. It has the same high-octane feel of the past two issues and launches the story in unexpected and fun directions.

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5.5
Avengers Vs. X-Men #4

May 17, 2012

This is by far and wide my least favourite issue in the series so far, especially considering it undermines what has been strong about the other issues in what had been a stellar series so far. Here's hoping the confusion and format that muddied this book gets worked out for act two of AvX.

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8.5
Avengers Vs. X-Men #5

Jun 7, 2012

This issue restored my faith in the quality of this event. In a series that is this high profile there was bound to be blips, but I am happy to say all is once again well in AvX.

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9.5
Avengers Vs. X-Men #6

Jun 20, 2012

This is, hands down, the best issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men so far. I can't wait to see where they are taking this book next.

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9.5
Avengers Vs. X-Men #7

Jul 5, 2012

This roller coaster of Avengers Vs. X-Men is firing on all cylinders with issue #7 and I hope the ride continues at this quality level the rest of the way.

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8.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #8

Jul 20, 2012

Art duties are handled by Adam Kubert in this issue and at points the art rivals Coipel's, and at other times appears unsteady. Kubert is a seasoned veteran, there is no doubting his artistic chops, but a couple of very large awkward panels through me a little. Had this issue followed JRJRs work, I would be singing its praises left, right, and center. With Coipel coming before Kubert the bar was raised a little higher than Kubert met with this issue, though I do look forward to seeing more. His layouts are fantastic, this issue flows brilliantly, and the all out brawl with Namor and virtually every Avenger was a fantastic set of pages to behold. In the end, the art is very solid in this issue and there are moments, as with all Kubert books, that are flat out fantastic. I'm hoping the next Kubert issue continues the strong finish in the final pages of this issue.

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9.5
Avengers Vs. X-Men #9

Aug 2, 2012

This comic has a great script, fantastic art, and continues what has been a very strong event so far. If the quality stays this high, this very well could be my favourite event of the past decade.

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9.5
Avengers Vs. X-Men #10

Aug 16, 2012

Adam Kubert's art is straight up fantastic. I'm a Kubert fan, I'll get that out there right now so you can judge my bias, so when Adam is doing what Adam does best, I am a happy camper. The art in this issue just gets stronger from the start until the end and you can feel Kubert's comfort level with these characters growing the more he pencils them. The action scenes and the large splashes were fantastic, but what stood out to me was how well Kubert evoked emotion in this issue. Characters whose faces are largely covered by masks were obviously confused and shocked, which is not an easy thing to visually portray. This level of art is what this event deserves and my mind reels at how visually epic this event could have been with a Kubert/Coipel tandem from the beginning.

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6.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #11

Sep 12, 2012

In the end, this issue vexes me somewhat. Momentum that was built has somewhat ceased and I honestly have no idea what to expect from issue #12, which may be a good thing. If nothing else, I definitely want to know how this beast of a series ends.

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #12

Oct 3, 2012

Avengers Vs. X-Men has been a polarizing series for many, and perhaps expectations for what it could do were impossibly high. What the 5 writers and 3 artists have given readers is an explosive denouement for years of Marvel storylines. The Phoenix has once again provided a stage for rebirth, and it will be very interesting to see where Marvel goes from here. I know after reading the final pages of this issue, I'm more interested in what is coming next than I have been in months.

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9.0
Avengers World #3

Feb 20, 2014

Avengers World #3 is arguably the strongest issue in the series so far, despite it's lack of Avengers or examination of the larger scope of this book. That said, the Shang-Chi story is so strong that the comic cannot be criticized for focusing so closely on a single character. This is a great comic by talented creators and you should get your hands on this as soon as you can.

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9.0
Avengers World #7

Jun 4, 2014

Spencer and Caselli are on fire and Avengers World is one of the strongest and most consistent titles coming from Marvel. Issue #7 adds some very interesting elements to the overall story and Marvel U as a whole and I am very excited to see where this book is going. The quality of this title rivals Hickman's Avengers, and this issue is a must read for anyone who is interested at looking at the Marvel Universe as a whole rather than pieces.

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9.0
Avengers World #9

Jul 16, 2014

Avengers World #9 is a riot that also manages to drive the story forward. Cannonball and Sunspot fans will adore this issue, and for readers who aren't as familiar with the characters, especially as Avengers, this is a great intro. Spencer and Caselli are one of the strongest creative teams in comics right now, and Avengers World, while being one of a myriad of Avengers books, is one of the best team comics there is. I highly recommend this issue for anyone who was a fan of Kelly Sue DeConnick's Avengers Assemble, and if you haven't tried Avengers World, I have a feeling this one will hook you in.

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5.0
Avengers World #11

Aug 13, 2014

Issue #11 fizzles out from the start due to some very inconsistent artwork that does not reflect the script well. While the story is arguably essential reading for people looking to keep up with the series, it's hard not to wonder how this comic would have looked with Caselli at the helm. Here's hoping #12 is stronger, as this series will falter fast if plagued with these kinds of inconsistencies.

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9.0
Avengers World #12

Sep 3, 2014

Spencer and Checchetto are a killer creative combo that knock Avengers World #12 out of the park. This title is right up there with Hickman's titles for top Avengers books each month when Checchetto or Caselli are involved and Spencer's skill at maintaining strong stories with this huge scope is amazing. If broad scope team books are your jam, Avengers World is made for you. I can't wait for the next installment.

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8.5
Avengers World #14

Oct 16, 2014

Spencer and Checchetto close out this exceptionally long (yet great) arc with a strong, thundering issue that will please fans greatly. This creative pairing is very strong and, even though I once thought a book like Avengers World might be superfluous, I find myself happy to be proven wrong. 14 issues in, this is as strong as any book in the Avengers line and I can't wait for more Avengers World.

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7.0
Avengers World #18

Mar 4, 2015

Avengers World #18 is a great look back at a gap in the overarching story of Avengers that has been occurring if you are a reader that HAS to know everything that has happened, but for readers who have simply accepted that Roberto bought A.I.M. it doesn't add a whole lot to the overall story Hickman is telling with Time Runs Out. Barbiere's writing is fine, and Checchetto & Mossa's artwork is strong, but this book suffers from being faced with the task of examining a time that I'm not sure I overly cared to see examined. If you enjoyed the look back in issue #17 this will probably be right up your alley.

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9.5
Avengers: Rage Of Ultron OGN #1

Mar 30, 2015

Avengers: Rage of Ultron is a great read and I highly recommend this for Avengers fans new and old. There is a lot to enjoy in this story, and there will be ramifications on the Marvel Universe as a whole. Remender, Opena and Larraz are one hell of a team and they tell a damn good story here, in what is the strongest OGN Marvel has released in the line.

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6.0
Avengers: X-Sanction #3

Feb 2, 2012

This issue is an example of a time when a fantastic artist can elevate a script and make the total package better than the story warrants

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8.5
AVX: VS #1

Apr 25, 2012

My last comment will be to praise editorial and/or the writers or whoever is responsible for the play-by-play comments throughout the issue. They really give the book the feel of an old school boxing or wrestling match and help keep this book focused on being a riot rather than an in-depth psychological take on these characters. Marvel is selling this book as what it is: a battle royale and I applaud them them for keeping things light and creating a fun issue.

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6.5
AVX: VS #3

Jun 15, 2012

This is one hard issue to put a number to, seeing as it is a combination of two polar opposites, but here we go….

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8.5
Axe Cop: President Of The World #1

Jul 26, 2012

Axe Cop: President of the World #1 is most likely not for everyone, but I strongly suggest you find this book and give it a shot or at least check out the free Axe Cop strips online. You won't find anything else like this in any form of entertainment….

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10
Batgirl (2016) #8

Feb 22, 2017

Batgirl #8 is an easy to access, inclusive, diverse, smart, fun, witty comic by some talented professionals. In a market that features no shortage of dark stories, Batgirl is a shining beacon of how comics can be fun, accessible for all ages, and awesome without ever sacrificing a good story. This team has got some great things rolling and I cant wait to see where they go with this next.

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10
Batgirl (2016) #10

Apr 26, 2017

Batgirl #10 is an excellent chapter in what has been a fun, entertaining arc. Babs & Oswald is a dynamic I hope gets revisited in the future often by this creative team because their on page chemistry is amazing….like every other panel in this comic. If you aren't reading Batgirl you are doing yourself a disservice as this is one of the best comics being published today.

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10
Batman (2011) #5

Jan 23, 2012

This issue in particular is by no means a 'typical' superhero comic book " this is outside the norm and brilliantly executed.

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9.5
Batman (2011) #10

Jun 13, 2012

The additional story by Snyder, James Tynion IV and Rafael Albuquerque does a solid job of adding to the mystique and confusion that still exists about the Court within the few pages it runs. I have enjoyed how they are creating some ‘fresh history' that we have never seen before and acknowledging the part that Alfred's family has played in the life of the Wayne family. Tynion definitely seems to be warming up for his newly announced Talon series and based on this small sampling of his work there is definitely potential there.

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8.5
Batman (2011) #23.2

Sep 13, 2013

Batman #23.2: Riddler is one of the stronger entries that has come out of Villain's Month so far, and a must read for anyone following Snyder & Capullo's Batman. The Riddler has always given Bruce a run for his money, and this issue does a solid job of showing just what he is capable of, and willing to do, to exact his view of how the world should be. He is calculating, enigmatic (ha!) and brilliant, everything the Riddler should be.

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10
Batman (2011) #32

Jun 25, 2014

Snyder and Capullo have become a team that will be remembered for decades to come and stories like Zero Year are why. Issue #32 is a fantastic single issue built upon a brilliant run of them, driving toward a conclusion that I can't wait to read. This is as good as comics get, and anyone who has been reading Batman to this point will be very satisfied with this issue. Zero Year is primed to have one hell of a finale, and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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10
Batman (2011) #33

Jul 23, 2014

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo stick the landing for Zero Year with issue #33 of Batman. This is the work of two modern masters, defining one of the most iconic characters ever known in any entertainment medium. This is a can't miss comic in a series that is as good as it gets.

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10
Batman (2011) #37

Dec 17, 2014

Batman #37 is another brilliant installment in what has been a fantastic arc so far. Snyder, Capullo, Plascencia & the entire rest of the crew are managing to outdo themselves month after month and are crafting one of the strongest superhero comics in recent memory. This is Batman (and The Joker) at his absolute best and I cannot wait to get my hands on #38.

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10
Batman (2011) #38

Jan 28, 2015

Batman #38 is a fantastic chapter in this brilliant story. It feels almost foolish at this point to say that Batman is “must-read” as it is fairly common knowledge, but if you've strayed from the title, get back here now. Snyder and Capullo are about to burst this powder keg and you want to be around for the fireworks.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #41

Jun 10, 2015

Snyder and Capullo have done it again with Batman #41. What have they done again? Taken Batman to a new place without diminishing the quality of the book at all, and crafting an engaging, entertaining story. Anyone contemplating jumping ship with this issue is losing out, as they've already got me hooked with this story. This is a great read and I have a feeling there are more great comics coming in this arc of Batman.

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8.5
Batman (2011) #42

Jul 8, 2015

Batman #42 is another solid chapter in an amazing saga. I will admit that this issue felt a little drawn out compared to some of the previous ones, but when I hit those final pages my head nearly exploded. Snyder and Capullo are a dream team, and their kick-assery continues with this new take on Batman and #42 is another winner.

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10
Batman (2011) #43

Aug 12, 2015

Batman #43 is a damn fine comic. The saga of Jim Gordon has me hooked and this villain is as dark as we've seen in Batman yet. Bruce Wayne has changed, but Gotham has not and I can't wait to see what is in store for Jim and his team in issue #44.

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10
Batman (2011) #44

Sep 10, 2015

Batman #44 hit me out of nowhere, in a good way. Batman is always good, but this is something else entirely. Snyder, Azzarello and Jock deliver an amazing commentary on the world today that is heartbreaking and beautiful while it crushed me with each passing page. This is one of those comics that will be spoken of for a long time and, even if you are behind on the monthly, I highly recommend you grab this issue and experience it. This is not just another comic, this is a work of art.

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8.0
Batman (2011) #45

Oct 16, 2015

Batman #45 is a solid issue with some intriguing story elements. I like the angle that is being taken for both Gordon and Bruce thus far and I'm looking forward to reading the fallout of the hell that has breaking loose. 45 issues in, Batman‘s still flying high.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #46

Nov 11, 2015

Batman #46 features an inexperienced Bat going up against one of the most terrifying Batman villains yet. Snyder, Capullo and company are firing on all cylinders and I'm excited to see where this comic continues to go.

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10
Batman (2011) #47

Dec 9, 2015

Batman #47 is a damn good comic. It is entertaining, with powerful moments for some great characters and a last page that'll make you gasp. This comic is good month in and month out, but #47 takes things to a new level of awesome. Get me #48…now.

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8.5
Batman (2011) #51

Apr 28, 2016

Batman #51 is a nice read and a solid “goodbye” issue from this departing creative team. Their stamp is firmly planted on this character, the rogues and the city of Gotham, and people are not going to forget the Snyder/Capullo run for a damn long time. Thank you, Greg & Scott (and Danny & FCO), that was one hell of a run.

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8.0
Batman (2011) #52

May 11, 2016

Batman #52 is a solid issue to cap off this volume, a fitting final “backup” story from Tynion. He and Rossmo work well together, and I'd happily read these two dig into a story involving Arkham in any way, shape or form. With this issue, I bid this volume of Batman adieu…it's been one hell of a ride. Onward to Tynion's Detective and much more.

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8.5
Batman (2011) Annual #4

Oct 1, 2015

Batman Annual #4 is a well crafted story that plants a lot of seeds for the Bruce Wayne 2.0 character. With this single issue he is no longer a blank canvas with no personality, and I'm very intrigued to see where the story goes from here. I highly recommend this Annual as a compliment to the ongoing Batman series.

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9.5
Batman (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 10, 2014

Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder and Aco deliver a killer one shot with Batman: Futures End #1. This is a great single issue for anyone to pick up and enjoy, and showcases the strength of the characters involved in this issue. Readers will be compelled to find out what leads to this state five years in the future and, more than anything, I can't wait to see what Snyder is going to cook up for readers next.

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7.5
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

Batman #4 isn't the strongest issue of the series thus far, but if King, Finch, Hope, Banning and Bellaire stick the landing for the arc it will be a solid chapter in the story. The plot is interesting and the team executes the intensity and tension of the situation well, and if the inconsistencies in the characters are fixed this will be one hell of a series going forward. I'll definitely be reading more Batman to see where this team takes this story and the Dark Knight.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

The Night Of The Monster Men really kicks into gear with part 4 and I applaud where Orlando, Rossmo and Plascencia take this tale. It's the right blend of seriousness and zany fun and I'm excited to see where this continues to go.

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7.5
Batman (2016) #16

Feb 1, 2017

Batman #16 kicks off what will hopefully be an entertaining story with a powerhouse villain that is definitely more than a bruiser. There are serious mind games at play here, and that's where this comic becomes split. King is a master of subtlety and mental manipulation, but the pencils are not playing at that level. As the action intensifies and Bruce & company spend more time in costume hopefully the pencils will move closer to the quality of the writing and colour work.

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10
Batman (2016) #18

Mar 1, 2017

Batman #18 is a fantastic read. It's going to give you moments of panic and take you right back to that time you saw the Bat break, but by God it is worth the stress. The team ends this issue on a fantastic note and I can't wait to see what is coming next in Bat vs. Bane.

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8.5
Batman (2016) Annual #1

Nov 30, 2016

Overall, Batman Annual #1 entertained me WAY more than most annuals featuring several stories tend to. DC didn't hesitate to bring the creative thunder and their choice paid off. The price tag is steep for a comic, but it is oversized and Bat-fans will really enjoy seeing these holiday moments.

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10
Batman / TMNT Adventures #2

Dec 15, 2016

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #2 is the most fun youll have reading a comic this weekand possibly this month. This issue is safe for kids but certainly not just for them, and any fan of either licensed property will find things to love in this comic. Im truly blown away by how well the team is merging these animated worlds and delivering a fresh story that feels like the cartoons I loved as a kid, and Im totally on board for the next issue.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #30

Apr 17, 2014

Batman and Wonder Woman #30 isn't a game changer for the series, but it is a very strong character inspection and, if nothing else, it's another chance to read Tomasi and Gleason working together. The quest continues next month, and I'm excited to see where this team is going with this story.

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8.5
Batman and Robin (2011) #36

Nov 19, 2014

Tomasi and Gleason kick as much ass with this issue of Batman And Robin as the big guy does in that slick new suit. Action packed, great character work and a creative team that is on fire, this is a Bat-book that isn't to be missed. That last page alone is worth the price of admission and it's time for a showdown that is going to (hopefully) be nuts.

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8.5
Batman and Robin (2011) Annual #2

Jan 29, 2014

Batman And Robin Annual #2 is a must-read for anyone who has been following the Batman And Robin series, or anyone looking for a trip down memory lane to see Dick as a Robin. Doug Mahnke brings his A-game to the art half of the equation, and Peter J. Tomasi continues his fantastic writing of these characters. The done in one story doesn't take readers for a lot of twists or turns, but does provide a glimpse at the emotional state of the Bat-family, with some moments that will definitely be appreciated by Batman And Robin fans.

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8.5
Batman and Robin (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 17, 2014

Ray Fawkes and Dustin Nguyen give readers a solid one-and-done with Batman And Robin: Futures End #1. They capture what the event is going for well, giving readers a glimpse of the future and, more so than many other issues, I want to read more of this book set in this time line. The sooner I can see more of this Robin, the better, and broken Batman is an intriguing notion. Hopefully the highlights of this issue make their way into the weekly series because there are some great plot lines to explore from Batman And Robin: Futures End #1.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #2

Oct 15, 2015

Batman & Robin Eternal #2 continues the entertaining story from the first issue and has me even more intrigued by this weekly. I enjoyed the first Eternal weekly and this series is matching up nicely to the quality of it so far. I'll be back next week and I'm happy I only have to wait that long to see what happens next.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #4

Oct 28, 2015

Batman & Robin Eternal still has my attention after this fourth issue, though the “curse” of the weekly title and rotating artists is already starting to rear its head. This story is well written and the art gets the story told, but I'll be hoping for some more dynamic visuals in issue #5.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #6

Nov 11, 2015

Batman And Robin Eternal #6 steadies the ship nicely and brings it back onto a course I am game to read. The return of Daniel on art and Tynion's work to tie together pieces of the script bring this series nicely back in line and I'm excited for issue #7 and the continued quest to find Mother.

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9.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #15

Jan 14, 2016

Batman And Robin Eternal #15 is a fun read that is very well executed. No corners are cut here with the writing or the artwork and this is one of my favourite issues in the series so far. Tynion IV and Snyder are crafting a very interesting story that Lanzing and Kelly execute well and Christian Duce and Gabe Eltaeb brought some seriously great art to the table this week. Issue #16 has big shoes to fill and I'm continually more excited about where this team is taking Batman And Robin Eternal.

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5.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #19

Feb 10, 2016

Batman & Robin Eternal #19 is a disappointing chapter in a weekly series that I have enjoyed on the whole. Weaker chapters are to be expected throughout this journey, and #19 suffered from some seemingly rushed artwork and a story that was very straightforward. Here's hoping there's some stronger visuals in store next week.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #20

Feb 19, 2016

Batman And Robin Eternal #20 caps off this chapter in the ongoing saga of Bat-family vs. Mother and brings a new dynamic into play that could be very interesting. This single issue is just fine, though it highlights some aspects that are becoming repetitive could become problematic as this series progresses. Here's hoping the final page brings good tidings for Batman And Robin Eternal going forward.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #21

Jun 12, 2015

The total package of Batman/Superman #21 is quite good. This is a well written comic with solid artwork that left me entertained and wanting more. Superman's new status quo mixing with the changed landscape of justice in Gotham is just fun comics, and I'm game for more Batman/Superman as soon as I can get it.

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8.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Dec 11, 2015

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 is a fun comic. It's a good ol' fashioned mash-up of iconic characters and Tynion IV, Williams II and Colwell sell it. This could be a gimmicky, crappy money grab, but it's far from it. These are entertaining characters being wielded by a solid team and I'm very excited to see where this goes next.

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10
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

Feb 10, 2016

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 is the perfect execution and representation of all the fun that can be had when you bring two iconic properties together. The writing and artwork are on point and this comic had me locked in from the cover to the last page. The cliffhanger is awesome, and this is definitely one of the most entertaining comics you'll read this week.

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9.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Mar 9, 2016

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 drives the story closer to the finale in unpredictable ways that are just plain fun. Tynion & Williams are excelling at making the best pieces of both worlds work together with this crossover and, assuming it finishes as strong as it is now, I'm going to be real sad to see this one go. This is an entertaining comic and if you grew up enjoying either of these franchises, you need to do yourself a favour and let James Tynion IV, Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Colwell blow your mind with this great series.

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10
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Apr 15, 2016

Five issues in, I keep growing more impressed by Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is a well written comic with exceptional artwork and I can't think of a better crossover that has stayed true to the fundamentals of both series and using the strengths of each to create a story that is flat-out entertaining. Tynion, Williams and Colwell are killing it with this series and I can't wait to read issue #6.

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9.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

May 14, 2016

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 caps off a wild ride that has been one of the most entertaining comic book series in 2016. This could have been (and I was damn sure it was going to be) a train wreck, but Tynion and Williams crafted a story that brought two properties together and played off their respective strengths, leading to a comic that was a whole lotta fun to read. Should there ever be a sequel (and there damn well should be), I'll be welcoming it with open arms. It was wild from the start to the finish and the team stuck the landing, and I'm delighted I decided to give this one a go at issue #1.

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10
Batman: Eternal #2

Apr 16, 2014

Batman Eternal #2 is an excellent comic that proves the strong first issue was no fluke. This series has immediately solidified itself as one of the best coming out of DC Comics, and a must-read for any Batman fans. There have never been this many strong Batman titles that each have their own unique voice, and Eternal really does bring a unique feel to the character. Fabok's art alone is worth the price of admission, and Tynion will hook you by the second page and have you clamoring for more. You know a comic is good when you can't wait a week for the next issue, let alone a month, and I want #3 now. Dive into Eternal now while it is easy, because this is going to be one hell of a ride.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #5

May 7, 2014

Batman Eternal #5 is another strong chapter in this weekly series that is building itself into a force to be reckoned with. The plot threads are growing nicely and this creative team is not holding back. Threats and mysteries are flying fast and furious and they are telling a huge story befitting this huge cast. The primary criticism of a weekly title is the overall monthly cost, but when the comic is this good it's hard to justify not kicking out the extra dough. 5 issues in, this train isn't slowing down at all and DC's got a winner on their hands.

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9.5
Batman: Eternal #13

Jul 2, 2014

Batman Eternal #13 is a rock solid comic book from start to finish. Thirteen weeks in this comic is currently as strong as when it began, and skilled writing has brought it to this point. This group of writers is in sync and are delivering great stories. When you throw a rock star artist like Mikel Janin into the mix, magic happens and issue #13 is proof of that. Eternal is a can't miss book right now, and I'm glad I only have to wait a week for issue #14.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #18

Aug 7, 2014

Batman Eternal #18 isn't the most dynamic issue in the series so far, but it is a solid comic. This weekly series has been phenomenal on the whole, and issue #18 drives the book forward nicely. Seeley's scripting is tight and entertaining and Clarke's art is of a consistently high quality. Some elements will be interesting to see going forward, and I'm glad I only have to wait a week to read #19.

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8.5
Batman: Eternal #35

Dec 3, 2014

I'll admit my interest in the weekly books waxes and wanes, but I'm fully back into Batman Eternal right now. Issue #35 is a pure thrill ride with well executed writing and rock solid artwork. 35 weeks into this story it's as strong and entertaining as ever and I can't wait for next week.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #45

Feb 12, 2015

Batman Eternal #45 wraps up one plot and then hits with a wallop big enough to make me thankful I only have to wait a week for more. Eternal has been a “big” series since the outset and it's only getting bigger, and with a writing team that is continuing to deliver stories this strong, especially when paired with capable artists like Javi Fernandez, you can't go wrong with Batman Eternal.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #52

Apr 1, 2015

Batman Eternal #52 is a rock solid finish to what has been an impressive weekly series. The Bat family is well represented, and hell, above and beyond the family, Gotham's many sides are shown quite well in this issue. It is a fascinating city and it has only become more interesting through this series and this issue shows that very well. If it is going to be crafted this well, I say bring on another volume of Eternal, I'm ready and willing to dive into it.

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9.0
Batman: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

Batman: Rebirth #1 is a fun read that sets the deck for the upcoming launch of the new volume. The issue acts as a transition between two volumes of the iconic series, which is often an awkward story to tell, but that isn't the case here. If this issue is any indication, Batman is going to continue to be a damn good read and King and Janin are going to take readers on a fun ride. Bring it on.

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6.5
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #22

Jul 24, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #22 is a comic filled with some great artwork and a generic script. The visuals alone may be worth the price of admission for many, but the story came up short in many ways. Here's hoping the two sides of the creative coin both strike hard in issue #23.

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8.0
Battle Scars #4

Feb 10, 2012

The quality of the art has never been an issue with this series, and I'm happy the script is driving forward again.

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8.5
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1

Mar 25, 2015

This creative team has kicked off this series in a fun way and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1 appears to be in very good hands with Hopeless and Walker. The tone is great, the characters are charming and who doesn't like a good adventure? A safe comic to read with kids but certainly not just for kids, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1 is definitely worth a try – it's got a great Indiana-Jones-as-a-western-with-a-strong-female-lead vibe, and more comics like that are always a good thing! I'm in for more!

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9.5
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #2

Apr 15, 2015

The first issue of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was great and the second issue knocked it out of the park. Big Thunder is a fun adventure with one of the most entertaining leading ladies to hit comics in a while and Hopeless and Walker are building toward something truly great. Give this one a shot, I highly doubt you'll be disappointed.

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10
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #3

May 28, 2015

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #3 is the perfect all-ages adventure comic and it fills what I consider to be a big void in comics. It is well written and very well penciled, and Hopeless and Ruiz have crafted one of the most fun and charming comics in stores today. I can't get enough of these characters and this story, and if you're in the mood for a good ol' fashioned Western adventure, you have to pick this book up.

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9.0
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #5

Aug 9, 2015

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #5 further drives home that this series is a must read for damn near everyone. Hopeless, Walker and the rest of the team have crafted a rock solid miniseries that is entertaining from start to finish and features great characters. This issue caps it all off nicely and maintains that “Indiana Jones” spirit. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is fun comics, and it must be read.

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8.5
Birds Of Prey (2011) #6

Feb 20, 2012

Javier Pina fills in for Jesus Saiz on this issue and does an adequate job filling Saiz's shoes. I will admit being disappointed when I saw a name other Saiz's on the front cover, but Pina outshone my expectations admirably. Pina does a good job modifying his art style to flow with Saiz so that the tone of the issue is not a dramatic change of pace and the issue fits nicely with it's predecessors. Some panels are not as crisp as others, to the point of characters not having faces in one in particular, but overall the pencils and script compliment each other well. This is another solid issue in what has been one of the best of the New 52.

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10
Black Bolt #2

Jun 7, 2017

Black Bolt #2 continues the exceptional work found in the debut issue and does not miss a beat. This comic is unlike anything else you will read this week and I applaud the editor who pulled this team together because this is one of those magical jam sessions that people will talk about for a long time in the future. Bring me issue #3 as fast as you can, Marvel. I want it now.

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10
Black Bolt #4

Aug 2, 2017

Black Bolt #4 is one of those comics you can say is an example of the power of the comic book medium. This series is brilliant, these creators are on fire and I cannot wait to see what is coming next for the Silent King and even Crusher Creel.

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9.0
Black Canary (2015) #2

Jul 15, 2015

Alright, I'll stop with the rock song metaphors now and just say it like it is: Black Canary #2 is a damn good comic. Fletcher, Wu and Loughridge are giving readers a stylish book with a lot of heart (and some action too). While this issue isn't as overtly punk rock as #1 was, the spirit is in there and the band dynamic is very interesting. The fact that I don't have #3 in my hands already pisses me off, cause I want more as fast as I can get it.

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10
Black Science #6

Apr 30, 2014

Black Science #6 is an example of how dynamic and energetic creator-owned comics can be. Remender, Scalera and White are doing amazing things in this series and issue #6 seals the arc with an amazing final set of pages. This creative team is building something very special, and I highly urge any readers who haven't jumped on board to use the hiatus until July to do so. This is one of the most creative comics in the industry, from a story and visual perspective, and I cannot recommend it more.

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9.0
Black Science #7

Jul 30, 2014

Black Science #7 is one well crafted comic and fans of the series will absolutely love this issue. The creative team continues to pull no punches in this story, and #7 hits hard after the break, hammering home that nobody is safe in this series. Prepare for a thrill ride, Black Science is back!

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9.0
Black Science #11

Dec 24, 2014

Black Science #11 is a must read for anyone who has come this far and Remender, Scalera & White bring the crazy to wrap up this arc. This is a wild issue that will have you craving more and highlights how strong sci-fi can be in comics.

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10
Black Widow (2014) #1

Jan 8, 2014

This comic will pull you in with the first page and it will not let go until the final panel. Edmondson and Noto have crafted a really special comic in Black Widow #1 that sets the framework for what could be one of the strongest series of 2014. The cohesion between the script and art is as tight as I have ever seen and the story these two creators have crafted is simply brilliant. This is the strongest version of the character I have ever read and I can't wait to get my hands on #2. Do yourself a favour and try this one out as fast as you can, the shops won't have copies for long.

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9.5
Black Widow (2014) #3

Feb 7, 2014

Black Widow #3 is another fantastic chapter in what is looking like it will be a phenomenal series. This overarching story will most likely be a slow burn, but when the quality is this high it doesn't hurt to wait a bit for the big payoff. This is one of the best comics in the industry and I can't wait to get my hands on #4.

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8.5
Black Widow (2014) #5

Apr 2, 2014

Black Widow #5 is another strong issue in what has been an excellent series so far. It isn't the strongest issue yet, but that certainly doesn't mean it should be overlooked by anyone. This story gets more gripping the deeper Natasha is dragged into this web of intrigue, and I can't wait to see what these talented storytellers have lined up for us next month.

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10
Black Widow (2016) #6

Aug 22, 2016

Black Widow #6 is a great comic. Samnee, Waid and Wilson are bringing their A-game to this title and this is, without a doubt, one of the best comics you will read this month. I can't wait to see where this gifted team takes this story.

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10
Black Widow (2016) #7

Oct 19, 2016

Black Widow #7 is a great start to what looks to be a very interesting arc. Samnee, Waid and Wilson do not miss a beat in this one and it will easily be one of your best reads this week. Sign me up for more “No More Secrets” cause this is one of the best damn comics around.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Reborn #10

Jan 27, 2016

Bloodshot Reborn #10 is a fun read. Sure, the post-apocalyptic-wasteland deal has been done before, but Lemire, LaRosa and Reber do it well enough that it doesn't feel tired here. If anything, this book is full of excitement and any readers looking to jump onto Bloodshot have a great opportunity here. I'll certainly be back for more.

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8.5
Brides of Helheim #1

Oct 1, 2014

Brides of Helheim #1 is a rock solid comic. Strong storytelling, fantastic art and an undead hero taking on one heck of a foe in a battle royale. This comic is like power metal that has been given visuals, and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. As Bunn has done so well with The Sixth Gun, he blends the fantastical with viking lore and some undeadmayhem for a unique book that has a lot to enjoy in it.

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7.0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #6

Aug 20, 2014

Gage and Moline deliver a solid start to the newest arc of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10, continuing to capture the tone of the Whedonverse well. Buffy fans should find a lot to enjoy in this issue, and I'll be back for the next installment to see where they are headed with this one.

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7.5
Burning Fields #1

Jan 21, 2015

Burning Fields #1 is an intense horror/thriller that hits hard and never stops attacking. The comic bleeds intensity and for those who are fans of graphic and intense books, there is a lot to enjoy in Burning Fields. I will admit that it isn't what my tastes typically gravitate toward, but for what it is I found it to be executed well.

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8.5
Captain America (2011) #11

May 10, 2012

On art detail we have Patrick Zircher who absolutely nails the tone of this book. Zircher's pencils are solid from the first page to the last and his art really elevates this book from a good title to a great title. Shadows and some different angles keep this book visually appealing and I very much look forward to seeing more from Zircher. The art has not been this good on Captain America since Steve Epting left and it is great as a fan to see the quality pick back up on the book. If issue #11 is any indication, Captain America fans are in for a real treat with this creative team.

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10
Captain America (2011) #19

Oct 24, 2012

This issue of Captain America excels at being both an end to an amazing run, and a launching point for the character into new adventures. For a new reader picking up this book, it doesn't feel like an end, so much as a beginning, and an exciting one at that. I want to commend and thank Ed Brubaker for a truly amazing run on a book that I have adored for many years, and will continue to read and re-read for many more.

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8.0
Captain America (2012) #6

Apr 18, 2013

Captain America #6 is a strong issue driving the series to the conclusion of it's first arc. I look forward to seeing how this all wraps up, and what the lasting effects of Cap's actions will be going forward. I was hesitant about this creative pairing when the Marvel NOW! shuffle was announced, but I am all in now.

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8.5
Captain America (2012) #22

Jul 2, 2014

Remender and Pacheco are a strong team whose strengths compliment each other well. Remender is kicking offa big story in issue #22 and it is obvious Pacheco is up to the challenge. When the first arc with Zola ended I was happy to leave Dimension Z, but I find now that it has returned I am excited about what stories could unfold from this. I'll be back for issue #23 as soon as I can get it in my hands.

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8.5
Captain America (2012) #24

Sep 3, 2014

Remender, Pacheco and Renaud deliver a very strong chapter in the tale of Captain America with issue #24. As the title marches toward AXIS you can't help but get excited and the character specific emotional beats that Remender is working into the title while building toward the massive conflict makes this book flat out entertaining.

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8.0
Captain America (2012) #25

Oct 1, 2014

Captain America #25 isn't the most high octane issue you're going to read this week, but that's not it's purpose. This comic is meant to pass a torch, and it does so quite well. The epilogue for this volume of Captain America will have you craving All-New Captain America, and I found this issue was filled with something we aren't seeing often in superhero comics these days: hope. The darkness of this volume has led to some light and for that I applaud Remender & co. for delivering a different pace and style of issue than what we've seen in Captain America. The future is bright, and I want All-New Captain America right bloody NOW!

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8.5
Captain America: Sam Wilson #1

Oct 15, 2015

Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 is a strong first issue with a great tone and new angle for the character. This isn't just a “smash HYDRA” book. Sure, some snakes will get punched along the way, but Spencer and Acuna's integration of Sam Wilson into modern day politics is well executed. For readers diving in, this is a nice first look at who this Captain America is with Sam wielding the shield and I will certainly be back for more.

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6.5
Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1

Jul 15, 2015

Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #1 has a concept that intrigues me, some solid characters that are fun to have around again, and some rather boring artwork. Davis' work isn't bad, but it didn't wow me at all and it deflated a lot of the momentum of the issue. I'll be back for Ewing's take on Faiza, but I'm not expecting to be astounded by the artwork in this series.

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8.5
Captain Marvel (2012) #3

Sep 1, 2012

Last words in this review are props to cover artists Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines & Javier Rodriguez – this is a great cover. If I was in the business of picking top covers each week, this one is the clear winner of the 08/29 releases, hands down.

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8.0
Captain Marvel (2012) #5

Oct 17, 2012

If you aren't picking Captain Marvel up, you are missing a title that really was the first Marvel NOW! book. Even though it lacks the banner, it embraces what the initiative is meant to be, and has maintained a very high level of quality for five issues.

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8.0
Captain Marvel (2014) #4

Jun 12, 2014

Captain Marvel #4 is a strong chapter in what is rounding into a very solid arc. DeConnick and Lopez introduce some very entertaining characters into a book that is inherently optimistic and fun. There is a real spirit of adventure in this comic, with Carol exuding an Indiana Jones style, dive-in-head-first, attitude (meant in the best way possible). Carol Corps members will be happy as can be with this issue and if the quality of the title stays as high as what readers are getting in issue #4, the Corps is going to be growing larger each month.

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9.0
Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #1

Jun 10, 2015

Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #1 is a rock solid comic that will win over a lot of people with a great story and fantastic artwork. There's a lot of fun in this issue and the seeds for a fun adventure to drive the series forward. This is a must read for fans of Carol Danvers, and for anyone who has been enjoying the storytelling freedom Secret Wars has provided. You won't be disappointed by Carol or her Corps.

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8.5
Chrononauts #1

Feb 6, 2015

Chrononauts #1 is an entertaining first issue with an immense amount of potential to cut loose into a wild series as it progresses. Millar and Murphy work very well together, and it is obvious they have some big plans for this series. I highly recommend this one to anyone who has been enjoying Black Science or is interested in checking out the next sci-fi winner from Image. I'm definitely in for a second issue, without a doubt.

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8.5
Chrononauts #3

May 13, 2015

Chrononauts #3 is a wild thrill-ride that takes everything you're used to in a time travel story and blows it up. Millar and Murphy aren't holding back when it comes to a crazy tale and the energy they fill this story with is impressive. Chrononauts is just crazy fun and that's something I can always use more of. Millar and Murphy have got a winner here.

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10
Clue #2

Jul 19, 2017

Clue #2 continues the strong storytelling Allor and Daniel began with the first issue and takes this mystery in fun new directions. You won't be disappointed by Clue, it is comic that takes a gimmick and turns it into a hilarious, legitimate story featuring an engaging, amazingly diverse cast of characters.

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6.0
Conan / Red Sonja #1

Jan 14, 2015

Conan/Red Sonja #1 gives readers some solid back and forth from Simone and Zub, and Conan and Red Sonja fans will most likely enjoy seeing the icons meet their match. For readers contemplating picking the issue up based on the strength of the creative team, I'd recommend taking a look at the previews or taking a quick peek at the issue. The dialogue is snapping from the start, but hopefully subsequent issues will feature some extra depth in the story for the banter to sit upon.

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8.0
Conan the Barbarian #3

Apr 10, 2012

The second half of this dynamic creative duo, Becky Cloonan, brings some strong art to this book that aids immensely in the story Wood is crafting. Many times in work that is not creator owned it feels like the artist and writer are out of sync but that is not the case with this book. Wood knows Cloonan's strengths and leans on her capable hands to tell a lot of story through the nuance of a panel with no dialogue or only inner monologue while the events of the “real world” drive the story forward. Cloonan's art style is a great fit for this story and this is a prime example of two creators that are in sync and telling an enjoyable tale.

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7.5
Convergence #1

Apr 10, 2015

Convergence #1 features some excellent artwork and a story that is good enough to make the issue work as a whole. I think the series will need to pick up to really take off in the future, but the foundation needed to be built for this main book and all the tie-ins, so that is what we've got from issue #1. If I can get more artwork like this from Carlo Pagulayan I will be a happy camper, and I'm looking forward to issue #2 of Convergence.

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7.5
Convergence #5

May 6, 2015

Convergence #5 is the strongest issue of this “main” event book that we've seen since the first and Earth 2 fans will still be very intrigued by this comic. The issue does change the game for Convergence as a whole, and justifies it's worth as a main event book. There are some parts of the issue that seem to fit awkwardly into the plot but overall this I found the issue to be entertaining. There's a new baddie on the block, kids…time to see what he's got in store for the cities of Convergence.

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7.5
Convergence #6

May 13, 2015

The board is set for explosions with Convergence #6, and issue #7 could be a ton of fun. This series has benefited from the focus on Deimos as the big bad, and King, Lobdell, Benes and Pansica seemingly had a good time with this one. They've got a ton of characters to work with and, overall, they did that well. I'm in for #7, bring on the brawl.

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8.0
Convergence #8

May 27, 2015

Convergence #8 ends the event in a satisfying way that stays true to the intent of the event. King and Lobdell handle the huge cast well and the art crew, for the most part, execute their task well. Convergence was a fun event and there is optimism in this issue, which I appreciated. Moving the DC offices led to some good stories, so if they decide to swap coasts again, I won't complain.

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7.0
Convergence: Aquaman #1

Apr 16, 2015

Convergence: Aquaman #1 is a darker take on the event and Bedard and Richards give readers a brooding Aquaman that operates at Batman levels of grumpiness. This darker take works, for the most part, and when the art is on, the issue excels. When the art is lacking the emotional wallop it could have, it is a middle of the pack read but I will be back for more of this take on Aquaman when the second issue drops.

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7.0
Convergence: Aquaman #2

May 14, 2015

Convergence: Aquaman #2 gives readers more of the one-handed Aquaman they've been missing for years, and a pretty satisfying conflict with Deathblow. This isn't the most dazzling Convergence tie-in you'll read, but if you are an Aquaman fan and are looking for a tale with the King from outside the New 52, Bedard and Richards have you covered.

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8.0
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #2

May 24, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #2 wraps up a nice little two issue tale for Guy fans with some solid writing and very good artwork.

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8.0
Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Apr 16, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 is another solid Convergence tie-in that has some fun moments and utilizes this “battling cities” situation well. Parallax cutting loose is a visual that is worth the price of admission and I'll definitely be back for the second chapter.

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8.0
Convergence: Hawkman #1

Apr 23, 2015

I'm fully in for this whole Convergence concept and I'm finding this very fun, so Convergence: Hawkman was right up my alley. The look at these classic characters in this interesting mash-up is yielding some fun stories to explore and I think Parker and Truman set a great tone in this Hawkman issue.

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7.0
Convergence: Justice League Of America #2

May 20, 2015

Convergence: Justice League of America #2 tells the tale of some b-listers hanging on and fighting the good fight until the cavalry can blow the fight wide open. Nicieza & ChrisCross entertained me as the wound this one down, and more cranky Vibe is just good for comics.

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8.0
Convergence: Justice Society Of America #2

May 28, 2015

Convergence: Justice Society Of America #2 wraps up this two issue mini nicely and drives home what makes these JSA characters special. This is an entertaining issue and I certainly wouldn't say no to seeing this kind of take on the characters more often. They add a richness and legacy to the DCU that is something special.

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8.5
Convergence: Nightwing / Oracle #1

Apr 10, 2015

Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #1 is a great read. This is a fun comic that is primed to be explosive in the second half and I was impressed by how locked into these characters I was in just a single issue. Simone writes this one well and Duursema delivers great artwork to give DC another Convergence winner.

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5.0
Convergence: Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters #1

May 1, 2015

Convergence: Plastic Man And The Freedom Fighters #1 isn't a bad comic, but there's not much to that is exciting, either. It lacks a lot of the spark that many other Convergence tie-ins have had, and I doubt I'll be revisiting this mini. Plastic Man is a character that can go some crazy places, or at least have some fun, and there's none to be found in this comic.

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10
Convergence: Shazam #1

Apr 29, 2015

Convergence: Shazam! #1 is a home run and I can't wait to see what Parker and Shaner have in store for the story next. These characters are expressive, filled with hope and dynamic, and if there's a book that comes out of Convergence based on these single issues I hope a Shazam! book in this style is it. I've enjoyed much of Convergence thus far but I can say with certainty that this is my favourite issue so far and if I can get more Shazam! comics like this, I'll be a happy camper.

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8.5
Convergence: Superman #1

Apr 8, 2015

Convergence: Superman #1 is a rock solid comic featuring some great character work and excellent visuals. The most iconic character in comics is here in full glory and this comic has me extremely excited for the possibilities Convergence is creating for great stories. Bring on issue #2, #1 was fantastic and I want more!

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10
Convergence: The Question #2

May 7, 2015

Convergence: The Question #2 is a fantastic comic that shows how powerful a single issue can be when well crafted. Rucka and Hamner are veteran storytellers who will take you on an emotional journey with this one, but the brilliance is that it isn't just sadness everywhere. There is light and humour in here as well, and the complexities of these characters are embraced. This is one of the best single issues to come from Convergence yet.

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10
Cow Boy - A Boy and His Horse #1

Jan 18, 2012

To compliment this fantastic tale is art that fits it absolutely perfectly. Chris Eliopoulos' art is everything it needs to be in Cow Boy and I found myself experiencing the same comfortable feeling a person gets when reading a Peanuts strip. Eliopoulos' trademark style is on full display in this volume of Cow Boy and the book was as visually delighting as the dialogue was to read. I am highly impressed by Eliopoulos' ability to convey humour, drama, sadness and disappointment throughout the book without dramatically changing his style at any point. There is a lot of subtlety in the art and it amplifies the story well. Most of all, this is a fun comic and Eliopoulos knocks it out of the park.

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4.0
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1

Sep 17, 2014

Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1 missed the mark for me and I highly doubt I'll be back for a second issue. The flat characters and lack of hook left me feeling like I was simply reading a story go through the motions and I was completely detached. The series very well may turn around from this start point, and for fans of the series I hope it does quickly. Niles and Mitten are veterans who can spin a tale, but this installment of Criminal Macabre wasn't for me.

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8.0
Cryptocracy #1

Jun 6, 2016

Its a challenge for a first issue of an independent book to build a world and introduce characters plus add a hook all in 20 some pages. This issue does it well, and the world built is very robust. Its nice to see something so unique in tone and temperment on the stands; this story could easily have been very dour and dark, but thanks to the art and the dialogue, theres quite a bit of life on each page, and more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. Hopefully in the coming issues, the story has a little more room to breath, with a little less exposition and a little more show not tell.

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10
Daredevil (2014) #5

Jul 9, 2014

Daredevil #5 is an example of what you get when you put two masterful storytellers together than are in a fantastic rhythm. This is a beautifully told story that will make you feel all kinds of the feels, and that's a good thing. This is as good as it gets, folks, and I can't recommend this issue more highly.

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9.0
Dark Avengers #175

Jun 7, 2012

This is a great jumping on point for anyone looking to get in on this run, which should be anyone who likes good comics. ‘Nuff said.

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6.5
Dark Matter #1

Jan 11, 2012

I do get the impression that this is a tale that will only get stronger as it goes, and this #1 was laying down framework and introducing us to this new universe, but for a #1 issue judged only on it's own merit, it is fairly unfulfilling. Don't get me wrong, I will read on, the dialogue is sharp and this title has great potential and is worth keeping an eye on.

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7.0
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1

Jul 3, 2013

Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 is, by no means, a bad comic. It is not the best in the Skullkickers‘ series so far, but has its entertaining moments. More Skullkickers is always a good thing, and I'll be returning for Tavern Tales.

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10
DC Comics: Bombshells #2

Sep 5, 2015

DC Bombshells #2 is a riot. If you aren't reading the series digitally, then I highly recommend you grab this print copy and revel in the amazing storytelling it contains. I was entertained and enjoyed every second of reading this issue and Marguerite Bennett is really building something special here.

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10
DC Comics: Bombshells Annual #1

Sep 1, 2016

I highly recommend reading this. Even if you havent been reading Bombshells (which, shame on you, what are you doing with your life?), I would still recommend this. Its not hard to follow whats going on. The overall arc of the doubly long issue is fantastic and the end reveal is pretty great.

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10
DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

Dec 17, 2016

All in all, this is a crazily well crafted set of short stories by a great mix of creators showcasing different styles, holiday traditions and a ton of characters. Lots of laughs, lots of heartwarming moments and almost 90 pages of entertaining content that got me even more in the holiday spirit than I already was. I highly recommend giving this one a shot.

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8.5
Dead Body Road #1

Nov 12, 2013

Dead Body Road #1 is a solid revenge noir with a splash of western in there for flavour. Fans of Jordan's previous work will be very happy with this offering that features absolutely fantastic artwork from Matteo Scalera. It is the beginning of what could be a standout mini-series from Image and I highly recommend giving it a shot.

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8.5
Dead Man's Run #1

Jan 18, 2012

Cons: Art was a little below Parker's usual standard on a few pages, but still above the standard of many artists.

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8.0
Dead Man's Run #2

Mar 13, 2012

In the art department, Tony Parker provided solid art in the previous issues and he has only gotten stronger. These pencils are tight, consistent, and there are some great visuals in this issue. This is an extremely dynamic and unique world and Parker is doing an excellent job of giving Pak's words life. Minor spoiler coming, but the “Blood of Angels” page gave me chills and Parker really is hitting his stride in this series.

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9.0
Death Of Wolverine #1

Sep 1, 2014

The title says it all, Wolverine isn't getting out of this tussle alive, but Soule and McNiven make it very clear in Death of Wolverine #1 that the most prevalent mutant in comics is not just going to fade away. Logan is going out swinging, and this creative team has launched this issue on one hell of a high note. Soule and McNiven are bringing their best to this send off, and readers looking for a classic Wolverine story are going to be very happy with this comic. This is a brilliantly paced issue that will get lapsed readers caught up to speed while also satisfying long time Wolverine readers, and I can't wait to get my hands on #2.

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8.0
Death of X #3

Nov 4, 2016

Death of X #3 is the strongest chapter in this four part series and I'm excited to see how this transitions fully into IvX. Soule, Lemire, Kuder, Garron and the rest of the crew have my attention…here's hoping issue #4 sees an Inhuman giving Cyke the business end of a new power for a few pages.

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7.5
Deathstroke (2014) #2

Nov 26, 2014

Deathstroke #2 surprised me, and delivered more than I expected to. The humour balances the violence well, and there is definitely action worthy of the character in this one. Fans of the character will be very happy with this interpretation and I think many people who have never cared for Deathstroke (like myself) will be pleasantly surprised if they give this one a go. Big explosions, big action, some good laughs – the DCU has an action-movie-comic in Deathstroke.

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5.0
Deathstroke (2014) Annual #1

Jul 29, 2015

The net effect of a reserved take on these characters coupled with muted colours and generic pencils is a very average comic. Deathstroke is the kind of character that creators need to go a little crazy with, and Daniel has before, but there is none of that here. Here's hoping the conclusion of the story in the ongoing brings some noise.

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7.0
Deep Gravity #1

Jul 30, 2014

This issue is a slow burn, which helps build an eerie tension that exists throughout the issue, but it hinders the ability of the story to really pull readers in. There are some really wild science fiction comics in the industry right now, and I couldn't help but feel that Deep Gravity‘s story was too tame at points to really hook readers. There are some questions posed that are intriguing, but the “oh my god I need issue #2 now” hook has yet to present itself. The writing is strong enough to warrant giving this series a couple more issues, but out of the gate I'm not yet craving more story set in this unknown world. The foundation is there for something interesting, and only time will tell if the series uses that foundation well. If your tastes lean toward science fiction, thrillers, or books with the shadowy specter of corporations, Deep Gravity is worth a look.

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9.5
Defenders (2011) #3

Feb 6, 2012

In the art department Terry and Rachel Dodson match up with Fractions script wonderfully. I applaud Marvel for giving this title an A-list creative team as something this wild in scope needs quality art t

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6.5
Detective Comics (2011) #19

Apr 3, 2013

Readers of Layman & Fabok's Detective Comics will find some solid content in this 80 page issue, but other than the references to the 900 block of Gotham this issue has little in the way of Batman fanfare for people who aren't looking for content related to the current storyline. There may be some interesting storylines that come from this comic and the Layman/Fabok story is of extremely high quality, but sadly the rest of the issue left much to be desired.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2011) #28

Feb 5, 2014

Detective Comics #28 is a straightforward, yet strong, chapter in the entertaining Gothtopia mini-event. You'll find solid artwork and strong writing in this issue that drives the story forward at a brisk pace without feeling rushed. Bat-fans already know this is a must read, but anyone on the fence about reading Detective should definitely dive in. Layman and Lopestri have a great story waiting for you.

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10
Detective Comics (2011) #30

Apr 2, 2014

Detective Comics #30 is one hell of a strong debut issue from a hot creative team that is firing on all cylinders. Detective has not been this strong in years, and anyone who is on the fence about picking up another Batman title, grab this one. Readers who enjoyed Manapul and Buccellato on The Flash, this series will be right up your alley as well. These storytellers are at the top of their game and this is a golden age to be a Batman reader.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #32

Jun 11, 2014

Detective Comics #32 is the third part of a story so, being a middle chapter of a story, it does suffer from a lack of conclusion but this is a very minor factor when judging this comic. The artwork is simply fantastic and these storytellers are on fire. I was worried how their unique style would transfer to Gotham after defining The Flash in the New 52, but all those fears are long gone. Manapul and Buccellato are killing it and I can't wait for the fourth chapter of Icarus, if for no other reason than to see how the final page of this issue shakes out.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 3, 2014

Detective Comics: Futures End #1 features a few very subtle nods to the current run by Buccellato and Manapul, but lacks the dynamic energy found in that title. The combination of artists hurts this issue, and the story feels like it has very little to do with the Futures End concept at all. I found the conclusion to be hollow, sadly, as some of the banter throughout the issue is very solid, but in the end this issue of Detective is very average.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #935

Jun 22, 2016

Detective Comics #935 is one hell of a read. Granted, this run is only two issues in, but it has my full attention and I am comfortable saying this is one of the best comics has launched from Rebirth. Tynion, Barrows, Ferreira and Lucas are driving forward with the power of a freight train and I'm really excited to see where this unconventional team book goes.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #937

Jul 27, 2016

Detective Comics #937 continues what has been an absolutely amazing arc. Tynion, Martinez and the rest of the crew deliver a great tale and I can't wait to see where this is going next. This is one of my favourite comics of the past several years. Do not miss it.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #943

Oct 27, 2016

Detective Comics #943 is a great issue that kicks off what looks to be an entertaining arc. Tynion, Martinez, Fernandez and Anderson are a stellar team and they are crafting one of the best team books available in comics today.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #946

Dec 14, 2016

Detective Comics #946 is a great chapter in what has been an enjoyable arc. Tynion, Barrows, Ferreira and Lucas drive home the drama and execute every page of this issue well. I'm glad I don't have to wait long to get my next Detective fix, cause this crew had me hooked with that cliffhanger.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #950

Feb 8, 2017

Detective Comics #950 simultaneously explores new angles relating to the Bat-team, gives new readers a nice spot to start and plants the seeds for big stories to come. That's no easy feat, but these three stories in this over-sized tome do just that and Detective Comics #950 is a safe bet to add to your pile this week.

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7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #954

Apr 12, 2017

Detective Comics #954 moves this arc along at a brisk pace and has me hooked on this storyline despite some shaky art. The final page is a great cliffhanger to launch into the next issue with and I am very happy I only have to wait two weeks for it. This is the kind of grand story that this team of Bat-heavyweights deserves and I look forward to what Tynion and company throw at readers next.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #961

Jul 26, 2017

Azrael is a character that could easily be written and executed very poorly and awkwardly. Tynion, Martinez, Fernandez and the rest of the team are making Azrael a unique piece of the Bat-family puzzle and building a world for him that adequately tests the rest of the team. This is a top notch story from A-list creatives, and we only have to wait 2 weeks for more. Hop on the Detective Comics train, it's a great ride.

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7.5
Divinity #1

Feb 11, 2015

Divinity #1 entertained me and I will certainly be back for more, if for no other reason than to find out more about this mission and who the hell this guy is. The artwork could use a little more sizzle for my taste, but it certainly could be worse so I'm going to hold out hope that Hairsine falls into a stronger groove with this book as it progresses. Matt Kindt's work at Valiant continues to impress and I'm intrigued to see where he takes Divinity.

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7.0
Divinity III: Stalinverse #1

Dec 21, 2016

The Stalinverse is an intriguing place and I am curious to see where the creative team takes this. The challenge in front of the freedom fighter is a difficult one and if the pencils can even up with the writing, Divinity III could be a lot of fun.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #1

Oct 7, 2015

Doctor Strange #1 is a solid start for what could be a very interesting series. Aaron and Bachalo are certainly not new to this comic-makin' game and this character has more than enough depth to hold his own in an ongoing capacity. Let the weird come, I want to see where this pair goes with this book.

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10
Doctor Strange (2015) #12

Oct 9, 2016

Doctor Strange is one of the best superhero comics available today. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo have done a great job elevating this character to not just an A-list power threat, but an A-list character. There is a depth to Strange and his growing cast of supporting characters that I've never read in the past and I am VERY excited for this arc.

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9.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #14

Nov 16, 2016

Doctor Strange #14 is exactly what I want from a Doc Strange comic. There is an unexpected lightness here, but it isn't all a big joke – the stakes are still ridiculously high for the Doc right now and his world is a complete mess. I've never been as entertained by this character as I am right now, and Aaron and Bachalo have my full attention for as long as they keep kicking ass like they are right now.

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1

Oct 3, 2012

All in all, I enjoyed my first foray into the world of Doctor Who, and I will definitely be back for more. This didn't immediately jump to the top of my read pile, but there is a lot of potential for this to be a really entertaining comic series.

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10
Doom Patrol (2016) #7

Jul 26, 2017

Doom Patrol #7 is a wildly entertaining comic in what has been one of the best series in comics since it was relaunched. Way is on fire and you cant miss with the always-amazin-Allreds, so go give this one a read right nowyou wont regret it!

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9.0
Earth 2 #18

Dec 4, 2013

Taylor & Scott are cooking with fire 2 issues into their run and are cooking up one of the most unpredictable superhero books in comics. Earth 2 #18 is a great read for anyone who has been enjoying the series, and for anyone hopping on board because of Taylor's Injustice work, you'll feel right at home with an altered universe by his skilled hand. This is a well crafted and entertaining read and I can't wait to see this Batman and Superman showdown.

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8.0
Earth 2: Society #1

Jun 10, 2015

Earth 2: Society #1 gets the series off to a solid start that has me very intrigued to read more. Some of the spirit of the first arcs of Earth 2 has been rekindled, and this book is definitely at its best when worlds are being built rather than destroyed. Wilson and Jimenez are going to be a good team to take on this challenge if this issue is any indication, and I'm definitely in for a few more issues.

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8.0
Empire: Uprising #1

Apr 22, 2015

Empire: Uprising #1 sets the board for what could be a very entertaining series down the line. There is a lot to be explored in this world that has been conquered by Golgoth, and I'll be back for more down the line.

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7.0
Eternal Warrior #1

Sep 11, 2013

Eternal Warrior #1 is proof that Valiant is doing many things right and making strong choices. Pak's rock solid script sets up some interesting situations to build on going forward. The artwork is not the best we've seen from Hairsine, but shows promise for the action heavy aspects of this book going forward. This is a solid debut for a series I will be following to see where Pak takes us next.

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8.5
Everafter #1

Sep 11, 2016

Ever After #1 was a strong start to a series that has a lot of promise. The Fables dream lives on, and Justus, Sturges, Moore and Wiggam have laid the groundwork for something that could be really entertaining and you could do worse than giving Ever After a shot.

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7.0
Exiled #1

May 4, 2012

On art detail is Carmine Di Giandomenico, an artist I have virtually no ties with, but was impressed by. There is serious skill in this art, and it is to be noted that Giandomenico pencils both the bizarre magic worlds of Asgard and the suburban apartment of the New Mutants. Polar opposites to pencil, yet skilfully completed. I'm curious if nothing else to see more from Giandomenico.

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9.0
Extraordinary X-Men #5

Jan 28, 2016

Extraordinary X-Men #5 is a fun issue sending a variant of a classic X-Men team into the wild world of Weirdworld. It's a fun place to see this team work and Lemire and Ibanez temper the weirdness with some great moments back at the school in Limbo. Extraordinary X-Men is…wait for it…extraordinary, and issue #5 is continuing what has been a solid run so far.

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9.0
Extraordinary X-Men #6

Jan 28, 2016

Extraordinary X-Men #6 is a fun issue sending a variant of a classic X-Men team into the wild world of Weirdworld. It's a fun place to see this team work and Lemire and Ibanez temper the weirdness with some great moments back at the school in Limbo. Extraordinary X-Men is…wait for it…extraordinary, and issue #5 is continuing what has been a solid run so far.

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9.0
Fantastic Four (2012) #1

Nov 14, 2012

I've heard Hickman's run be criticized as being difficult to access for new readers, what with all the moving pieces constantly building on each other, but that time is over. This Fantastic Four is highly accessible, extremely entertaining, and a fantastic read.

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5.0
Fantastic Four (2012) #8

May 22, 2013

In the end, this isn't a bad comic, but there is nothing revolutionary within the pages either. Die hard fans of Thing will enjoy some moments of it, but other than that it is a rather generic read.

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9.5
Fantastic Four (2014) #1

Feb 27, 2014

Fantastic Four #1 was an excellent debut issue for this volume that set an intriguing tone for what is to come. Robinson and Kirk are in total sync with the story being told and the net result is a simply fabulous comic book. Old readers, new readers, hop on board, Fantastic Four is one of the strongest comics in the Marvel line again.

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8.5
Fantastic Four (2014) #3

Apr 23, 2014

Fantastic Four #3 is a very solid comic that showcases how the series is hitting its stride. Big threats are looming for the Family and we get a nice check-in with the supporting cast that has made Fantastic Four and FF such fan favourite titles the past few years. Robinson and Kirk are definitely in sync and their work in this issue shows this team is capable of great things. This comic captures the adventurous spirit of the Fantastic Four perfectly and Robinson & Kirk have me hooked.

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10
Fatale #2

Feb 1, 2012

This tandem is quite possibly the strongest pair in the world of creator owned comics. Fatale is an excellent example of what two creator owned comics can be.

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9.5
Fatale #8

Oct 3, 2012

Fatale #8 is yet another example that Brubaker and Phillips are one of the best creative teams in comics, bar none.

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5.0
Father's Day #1

Oct 25, 2014

Father's Day #1 is a comic that is alright, but nothing exceptional. While the framework is there to build upon, I will admit I wanted something much less generic than what was written and penciled. Leaning on stereotypes can get readers up to speed to launch into something bigger, but when that execution is not performed correctly what is left is a bland tale waiting for a spark. Hopefully that spark comes very quickly, and Father's Day blows up into something memorable.

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5.0
FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics #2

Aug 30, 2013

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #2 suffers from some slow pacing, vague-to-the-point-of-aggravating dialogue and inconsistent art, but does show a glimmer of hope for issue #3. Those who enjoy paranormal investigation agencies may want to give this a shot, if only to see if the seeds planted in issue #2 pay off down the road.

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8.0
Figment #1

Jun 9, 2014

Figment #1is a solid debut issue from a talented writer and an artist that is perfectly suited to this kind of story. Readers with no prior knowledge of the Figment character will not be missing any information required to enjoy this issue and I can vouch that this is safe to read with children of any age. There aren't a lot of comics that can be enjoyed by different age groups and I highly recommend if you've got kids that you pick this one up and share it with them. Zub and Andrade are going to take us on a magical adventure and I'll happily be along for the ride.

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8.0
Figment 2 #1

Sep 1, 2015

Figment 2 #1 is a fun, magical comic with that truly captures the spirit of imagination. These characters are in an interesting situation and Zub and Bachs continue to foster their great personalities. This is a fun read for all ages and it is worth your attention on Wednesday.

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9.0
Flash (2011) #8

Apr 27, 2012

This is by far and wide the strongest issue of The Flash so far and Manapul and Buccellato are really in sync. I can't wait to see where they take the speedster next.

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7.0
Flash (2011) #34

Aug 27, 2014

The Flash #34 is an issue that moves at a rapid pace (ha!) diving through storylines at a good clip and accomplishing a fair amount. The first half of the issue is eclipsed by the latter half, but the end goal of preparing for Futures End is certainly achieved. The Flash is in good hands and I look forward to seeing more of what this crew has in store for Barry, and maybe even more so, Wally West.

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7.0
Flash (2011) #38

Jan 28, 2015

Venditti, Jensen and Booth are crafting a quality Flash run here, and issue #38 is another good comic. The trio have a solid voice for Barry (both of ‘em) and the looks within the Speed Force intrigue me. I'll certainly be back for #39.

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8.0
Flash (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 24, 2014

Venditti, Jensen and Booth deliver a strong issue in The Flash: Futures End #1. This issue deals with the concept of Futures End well while not betraying the current series. Get me the next issue, stat….I have a need….for speed.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #3

Jul 27, 2016

The Flash #3 was entertaining and I think this book is starting to pick up some serious steam. Williamson and Di Giandomenico have set the foundation for what could be an explosive finale and I appreciate the tone they've set for this serious. While it isn't sunshine and rainbows, it isn't mired in darkness either. I think this team has the storytelling chops to give these characters their due, and issue #3 really locked me in as a Flash reader going forward.

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9.0
Flash: Rebirth (2016) #1

Jun 8, 2016

The Flash: Rebirth #1 is a primer issue, but it is still a damn good comic. While you won't find resolution here, you'll find a story that sets up the new volume nicely and was quite entertaining. Anyone interested in picking up a Flash comic who hasn't before will be just fine with this one, and I highly recommend any Flash TV fans (or comic fans) give this one a shot. It is obvious Williamson has some big plans going forward and this sets them up nicely.

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9.0
Forever Evil #2

Oct 2, 2013

Forever Evil #2 is a strong showing by two of DC's top dogs. Geoff Johns is building a strong story with great characterization and some intense action. This comic provides a great bookend to Villains Month and drives the event forward very well. No matter your opinion of Villains Month, Forever Evil is definitely worth checking out.

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8.5
Forever Evil #7

May 21, 2014

While it was delayed for what felt like a very long time, Forever Evil #7 makes up for the gap between issues by closing this event out on a high note. It is emotionally charged, provides real character development, puts lots of toys in the sandbox for DC writers to play with, and gives readers an action packed story. This will be a high watermark for upcoming DC events to be compared to, and I look forward to reading the full fallout of the events of Forever Evil. Johns delivers another winner with Forever Evil and anyone who is invested in the New 52 needs to read this comic as quickly as possible. You'll be happy you did.

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8.0
Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1

Nov 1, 2013

Gates has me interested in the fate of A.R.G.U.S. and Steve Trevor more than I ever have been before, and I will definitely be continuing with this series. This is a solid debut issue that has the potential to tie up a lot of Forever Evil loose ends and seed many storylines into the DCU and I recommend giving it a shot. This series has a lot of avenues to explore and based on his work in issue #1 I think Gates is going to take readers to some interesting places.

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10
Future Quest #3

Jul 27, 2016

Future Quest #3 is a fantastic read and I am delighted to no end that DC went forward with the idea of revisiting these characters. This creative team is firing on all cylinders and I can't wait to see what is coming next from Future Quest.

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9.0
Future Quest #6

Oct 28, 2016

Future Quest #6 is entertaining and I really like where the crew is taking this tale. There is nothing else like this comic in the whole industry, and this issue is as strong as every issue that has been released thus far. You can't go wrong with Future Quest.

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7.0
G.I. Joe (2014) #1

Sep 24, 2014

Traviss and Kurth have built the framework for a strong series going forward with G.I. JOE #1, and I recommend giving it a shot to see if the tone is right for your tastes. Fans of Mike Costa's G.I. JOE/Cobra work will be right at home here and I look forward to reading more.

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6.0
G.I. Joe: Special Missions #5

Jul 17, 2013

This is a decent read for long time G.I. Joe fans, or those who are looking for a classic, straightforward comic, but doesn't add a whole lot of value for readers looking for their G.I. Joe stories to dig a little deeper. In the end this issue is a standard set up for further stories going forward, only time will tell what Dixon & Rosado do with the seeds they have planted.

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6.5
Ghost Racers #1

Jun 9, 2015

Ghost Racers #1 is a fun thrill ride that, despite some inconsistent artwork, is a must read for fans of the Riders, especially Robbie Reyes. Smith put enough fun and thrill in here to keep me in for another issue, and hopefully Gedeon's artwork keeps pace. Fast, furious, and hellfire everywhere, Ghost Racers #1 may not be the strongest Secret Wars issue yet, but there is an interesting framework to build from, for sure.

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8.5
Ghost Rider (2016) #1

Nov 30, 2016

Ghost Rider #1 is a solid debut for the latest volume featuring the Spirit of Vengeance. Readers who enjoyed the earlier volume featuring Robbie will feel right at home here, and Smith, Beyruth, Moore, Staples and Aburtov make new readers feel at home here as well. This is going to be a fun, explosive, dynamic series and I look forward to reading more.

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8.0
Ghosted #1

Jul 10, 2013

Goran Sudzuka's art keeps up with Williamson's brisk pace extremely well. He does a good job of keeping the art light and somewhat campy while showing some very intense imagery. The pencils are sharp and suit the tone of this comic very well. Sudzuka shows some serious chops throughout this first issue, defining a tone that I hope stays with this series. It is Sudzuka's artwork in this issue that really makes Williamson's energetic characters leap off of the page and these two creators really seem to gel even at this early point in this series.Ghosted #1 follows in the line of extremely strong #1s from Image over the past year or so. This series has some serious potential and features strong writing and some solid artwork. Ghosted is a great read for anyone who likes their comics with some wit and a little creepiness, and I'll definitely be back for issue #2.

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8.0
Glory #23

Feb 15, 2012

The team of Keatinge and Campbell did a very solid job refreshing this title and making it accessible for new readers. Glory is shaping up to be a wild ride with action and brains, a combination that is hard to find.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2011) #21

Jun 6, 2013

Issue #21 of Green Arrow is yet another strong issue in what has been a series redefining run from Lemire and Sorrentino. The mystery is unfolding and becoming more interesting as we go, and you definitely want to be reading Green Arrow.

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5.0
Green Arrow (2011) #23.1

Sep 4, 2013

Lemire and Sorrentino successfully create a monster in Green Arrow #23.1, but at the end of the issue I found myself wanting much more than the generic story that was told. This is a story of brutality and abuse, but one that could be applied to any number of super villains with hardly any modifications. This reduced its impact significantly and left the issue feeling hollow despite some gut-wrenching artwork. This issue is not for the faint of heart, with some brutality and dark subject matter that is definitely not typical for superhero books in the DCU.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2011) #25

Nov 7, 2013

Green Arrow #25 continues what has been a stellar run and ties into Zero Year with a finesse that is to be commended. It is a Green Arrow book at it's core with nods to the Bat-centric event that readers will enjoy, and it is worth the price of admission for Sorrentino's art alone. Green Arrow is one of the strongest superhero comics in the DC line and issue #25 is another example of what this creative team is doing right.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

Green Arrow #1 was a great read. There are aspects of Ollie and Dinah's relationship that will certainly need more examining, but I like where this comic is headed. The final pages hit like a hammer, and I'm ready for Green Arrow #2.

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10
Green Arrow (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

Green Arrow #6 is another great installment in what has been a fantastic series thus far. The focus on Emi fits perfectly with where the story has been going and doesn't feel like a fill-in or one shot, and I'm very excited to see where this storyline goes next. Percy and Byrne execute a great issue here and if you haven't tried Green Arrow since Rebirth started, you're missing out on something special.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

Green Arrow #9 is another winner in what has been a great series thus far. Until this run, I'd never fully clicked with Ollie, but I think that is because I've never read him with a strong supporting cast and now that I have, I'm really liking the character. Percy is being paired with some great artists in this run and Byrne is no exception, leading to issue #9 being another rock solid read.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

Green Arrow #11 is a thrill ride of an issue that is as entertaining as any good Hollywood summer blockbuster. Percy and Ferreyra are a great team and their collaboration here is rock solid. This is one of the best comics DC is putting out right now, and it is a great time to be a Green Arrow fan.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #12

Dec 9, 2016

Green Arrow #12 is another rock solid installment and a great start to the new arc. It has the right blend of super-heroics, politics, action, character moments and fun to be the total package and one of DC's strongest books. If you haven't been reading Green Arrow, do yourself a favour and catch up…or at least get on board with issue #12.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

Green Arrow keeps delivering and #13 is a great chapter in one of the strongest comics to come from DCs Rebirth. Percy and Schmidt are locked in with this story and Im very intrigued to see where this frame job goes. Ollies off balance and thats a good thing with this team telling the story.

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10
Green Arrow (2016) #21

Apr 19, 2017

Green Arrow #21 is a rock solid comic that has me pumped for this storyline. The odds are stacked against Ollie big time and there's a whole city's future hanging in the balance…high stakes, great characters, solid writing and killer art. Green Arrow #21 is a win.

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10
Green Arrow (2016) #24

Jun 7, 2017

Green Arrow is an A-list comic. Percy and Ferreyra do a great job dialing into who Ollie is, what his family (literal and figurative) means and the Queen connection to the city. This is a wonderfully contained superhero story and they stick the landing for this arc with issue #24. Two dozen issues into Green Arrow I have never been this pumped to read the adventures of the Emerald Archer.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) #22

Jul 4, 2013

The future ofGreen Lantern is bright, and issue #22 does a great job of focusing on what makes Hal Jordan a great hero. This issue has a strong script, strong art and sets up some great plot lines for the future, and is a must read for any Green Lantern fan.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #23.3

Sep 19, 2013

Fans of Green Lantern and Black Hand, especially, will find a straightforward story they will enjoy in these pages. The event at the very end of the book will have an impact on Hal Jordan going forward, but for the most part Green Lantern #23.3: Black Hand is a showcase of what the character can do and little else.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #39

Feb 4, 2015

Green Lantern #39 is the first step down what promises to be a very entertaining adventure. Venditti and Tan are telling a tale that is very relevant and the layers of subtext within this issue give it a whole other level of depth. This team is solid and the comics are reflecting that, and Green Lantern #39 is a solid jump on point and intriguing direction for this title. Green light for Green Lantern!

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7.5
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

Green Lantern #41 was an enjoyable read that set up what Hal's role in the galaxy is now while leading up to a wild cliffhanger. The ending has me more excited for the series than I was up until the last page, and I'll be diving into Green Lantern going forward. Venditti and Tan are a good team and if ring slingin' is your thing, Green Lantern #41 is rock solid.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 7, 2016

Green Lantern #48 suffers from being a middle chapter in an arc that isn't taking many chances thus far. Bringing Hal to Earth is certainly not a bad idea, but this issue does little to make the conflict unique to this character or much more than a “find the bad guy and punch him” story. While the storytellers avoid the “heroes smashing heroes” cliche with Hal meeting Batman, the interaction lacks the fire readers are used to when Green Lantern ventures to Gotham. Overall, Green Lantern #48 is a middle of the pack, middle of the arc issue.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 3, 2016

To boil it all down, Green Lantern #50 is oversized and also overpriced. I'm all for extra pages and of course that costs more, but this is a story that could have fit in a regular sized comic without trimming any necessary details which is quite disappointing. Hal vs. Parallax is a main event worthy brawl, but the execution doesn't live up to billing with this one.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 5, 2014

While Green Lantern: Futures End #1 doesn't necessarily add a lot to the Futures End weekly title, there is so much to enjoy here that it doesn't overly matter. This is a must read for Green Lantern fans, and any readers considering skipping this month, assuming nothing relevant to the main series will occur should definitely reconsider. Venditti and Tan are throwing all kinds of smoke right now and readers get to reap the rewards of having a Green Lantern team that is on fire.

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7.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #0

Sep 14, 2012

That said, this comic is worth the price of admission for the Fernando Pasarin art. There are some great pencils in this book, from small emotional moments to full on, blazing, ring-slinging splash pages. Pasarin does a great job throughout the issue of maintaining Guy's younger look and making the character look like a naive version of his older self. For me, the art is what stood out in this book, and took a somewhat mediocre story and kept me interested. Many artists have done stellar work on Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps in the past several years, and Pasarin's art stands up well to their legacy and he is yet another strong hand in the DC stable.

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9.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #21

Jun 12, 2013

I had high hopes for Green Lantern Corps #21 and the creative team blew them away. Jensen, Venditti and Chang appear to be on the outset of what will hopefully be a stellar run to rival that of their predecessors. Anyone doubting the Green Lantern line post Johns/Tomasi, look no further than Green Lantern Corps #21 to cast aside your doubts.

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9.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #24

Oct 10, 2013

Green Lantern Corps #24 is a strong entry in the Lights Out event and is filled with an energy and excitement of the Green Lantern universe being under a new regime. Any awkward feelings of transition are over and done – this is a new age and one damn entertaining crossover book. Give this one a read and I challenge you to not want to continue the event.

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7.5
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #38

Jan 15, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #38 is a solid issue that narrows the focus of the title back down to one human Lantern and a merry band of recruits we've grown to know pretty well over the past year+. Jensen writes them well, and the art team delivers some really steady visuals throughout to keep the issue interesting. I'll be back next month without a doubt.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #39

Feb 11, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #39 is a solid story that is building toward a very strong conclusion for this volume of GLC. This is a classic John Stewart story that gives readers some great story time with John's band of ring slingers and I will be back for issue #40 with bells on. Jensen, Chang and Maiolo are a great Green Lantern team and issues like this showcase why.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #40

Mar 16, 2015

Green Lantern Corps #40 is the end of an era, and a fitting one for these characters. The creative team says goodbye with this issue and they do it in a very strong way by telling a good story. This is John Stewart at his best with some really interesting Corps members that we've seen come all the way, Van Jensen and Bernard Chang have done quite a job with Green Lantern Corps.

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8.0
Groot #1

Jun 2, 2015

Groot #1 is exactly what I want to see in a comic headlined by the best damn tree in comics, and Loveness and Kesinger have a fun issue ready for fans to pick up. This creative team will have fun with this character and this charming comic is definitely worth giving a shot.

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9.0
Guardians 3000 #1

Sep 29, 2014

Guardians 3000 #1 is a must-read for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy. It is a fun comic without being a joke and features some great action sequences. If you've been reading Captain Marvel or Guardians of the Galaxy I recommend you pick this one up as soon as you can get your hands on it, as this is space-adventure done right. Abnett and Sandoval have kicked off something special here, you don't want to miss Guardians 3000 #1.

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8.0
Guardians 3000 #4

Jan 14, 2015

Guardians 3000 #4 is another entertaining chapter featuring a solid story, some great action and really fun characters. This is a good ol' fashioned space adventure that will keep you smiling with its sharp dialogue and big action and I hope this book takes off because it is a great addition to the Marvel Cosmic line.

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9.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #8

Oct 31, 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy #8 is a great comic by two great creators. It is a sharp witted, entertaining and exceptionally well drawn issue that does a great job of riding the fence of being an event book and a Guardians book. People reading for either reason will find a lot to love in this issue, and I haven't been this pumped to read more Guardians since before the series began.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #14

Apr 23, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #14 provides a solid jump on point for readers looking to dive into Guardians and gives people a couple of really good shorts to add bang for the buck. Bendis has kicked off a major storyline in this issue and planted the seeds for some good ones going forward.

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6.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #16

Jun 25, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #16 will be an enjoyable read for people who have read Guardians up to this point. The artwork, as a whole, does not rise to the level of Bendis' scripting, which is a shame. Going forward, hopefully there is more consistency in the tone of the book as the story is going interesting places. Introducing Carol Danvers to the team gives the title a nice shot of energy and the final page alludes to an upcoming battle that will be a must-read.

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6.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #17

Jul 31, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #17 is one of those issues that resets the deck and kicks off some events that may pay off nicely down the road. It ends on a somewhat awkward note, considering the next issue deals with what happened to Richard Rider in the Cancerverse, but the pieces are in play for a solid next arc.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #18

Aug 25, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #18 is a rock solid comic that brings readers closer to the answers of what happened to the original Nova and how Thanos came back on the scene to wreak the havoc that was Infinity. It doesn't get more A-list than Bendis and McGuinness and the two bring their best to this issue. It is a must-read for Guardians fans and anyone who has read the Cosmic titles in the past decade. That last page will grab you, and I know I'm itching for #19.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #19

Sep 24, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #19 is a rock solid action romp that fans of Rich Rider and Star-Lord will enjoy a lot. This look back at the Cancerverse has been an entertaining trip down memory lane and this story only becomes more interesting as more details come to light. Who knew trapping Star-Lord, Nova, Thanos and Drax in a twisted alternate reality could yield such entertaining results…

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #21

Nov 19, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #21 surges forward all guns blazing and readers who were turned off by the Original Sin tie-in will be happy to know that business is back to usual in GOTG. Bendis and Schiti are a very strong team and this book has never looked better than it does now. People looking for a space adventure with the same charm as the film have got it right here and I heartily recommend you give this one a look.

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9.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #27

May 21, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy #27 is a rock solid comic featuring some great character work and astounding artwork. The wait until after Secret Wars will be hard, but I'm looking forward to what Bendis and Schiti have in store for my favourite misfits in the new Marvel U.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) Annual #1

Dec 10, 2014

Bendis and Cho deliver an entertaining one-shot with Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual #1. Readers looking to catch up with the monthly series get a nice refresher and long time fans get a heart-warming check-in with the crew. This is one of the strongest annuals I've read in a long time and Captain Marvel and Guardians fans will be very happy with what they find in this comic.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #1

Oct 14, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 is a nice ease back into the lands of Marvel cosmic post-Secret Wars and I really like the roster changes that have been made thus far. Bendis and Schiti are a top flight creative team and the Guardians are in good hands to say the least.

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7.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #2

Nov 28, 2015

Brian Michael Bendis, Valerio Schiti and Richard Isanove are a top flight creative team working with dynamic characters, but Guardians of the Galaxy #2 falls into the “pretty, but light on content” category of comics. I was entertained by this comic, but it was easily the fastest read of the week for me by a mile. There is a lot to love here from a visual perspective but the story as a whole suffers in light of all the huge splash pages. I have a hard time expressing dissatisfaction over artwork this amazing, but fewer double page splashes in the future could allow some more room for plot development.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #5

Feb 10, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 is a fun cosmic brawl with great action and great quips, well executed by our cosmic hosts Brian Michael Bendis, Valerio Schiti and Richard Isanove. I really like the current team dynamic and roster, and this first arc since the relaunch has been fun. Bendis' humour and Schiti's excellent pencil work make this one worth the price of admission and I'll be back for #6.

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9.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #15

Dec 17, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy #15 could probably be rebranded as a Thing one-shot, but as Ben has made himself a member of the Guardians through this volume it does feel like a proper send off for the character, at least for now, I dont know if this is permanent. Bendis, Schiti and Isanove deliver a great look at one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe and throw down some serious storytelling clobberin time with this one.

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5.0
Guarding the Globe Vol. 2 #1

Sep 5, 2012

The debut issue of this volume has its flaws, but I am willing to try it again. Hopefully subsequent issues will be a little more focused and give this new series reader a greater glimpse of what this team is about.

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8.0
Gutter Magic #1

Jan 13, 2016

Gutter Magic #1 is an impressive debut that has a lot to accomplish. It had to build a brand new world while making me care about a new character I have no tie to and hook me with an adventure in just 1 issue. It did, and that's impressive. Douek, Barkley and Rivera have a solid fantasy adventure comic here with Gutter Magic #1 and if you enjoy The Autumnlands, Steampunk worlds or a The Dresden Files, I'd definitely recommend you check this out.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #14

Feb 8, 2017

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #14 is exactly what I want from a ring-slinging space romp. Venditti, Sandoval and Morey balance the two storylines well, building up tension in each and using the constant jabs between Hal & Kyle to keep things light. The galaxy is a wild and crazy place, which the art team shows very well in this issue and Im quite excited to see how Saint Walker factors into what is occurring with the Sinestro Corps plot line going forward. This is, quite simply, a great read and I enjoyed every damn panel from start to finish.

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9.0
Half Past Danger #3

Jul 17, 2013

Half Past Danger #3 is an entertaining read with a lot going right for it. This is adventure done right, and shows just how badly the world needs Stephen Mooney writing and drawing an Indiana Jones comic should he choose to move on from Half Past Danger.

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8.5
Hawkeye (2016) #6

May 6, 2017

Hawkeye #6 is an entertaining read in what has been a string of great issues in this young series. Thompson has a wonderful handle on the characters, Walsh captures their personalities well and Bellaire immerses the readers into Kate's world with colour work that captures your attention and doesn't let it go. Check this comic out, you won't be disappointed.

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10
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #3

Oct 18, 2012

This issue, and series as a whole, is one of the best on comic shelves. Come Eisner time next year, I wouldn't be surprised at all ifHawkeyetakes the show by storm as Daredevil did this past year. It is fresh, fun, and one of the best comics in the industry.

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10
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #9

Apr 10, 2013

Hawkeye #9 is a must read for anyone who has enjoyed the first trade, or any part of the series and while the last page saddened me greatly, I can't wait to see where this creative team is taking the series next.

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10
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #11

Jun 26, 2013

Fraction and Aja appear to be an unstoppable force creatively. The notion of an issue focusing on Hawkeye's dog sounds absolutely ridiculous, but the execution of it by these two creators is simply fantastic. They took a risk, as they have all throughout Hawkeye, and it has paid off – Hawkeye #11 is absolutely brilliant.

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8.5
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #2

Jan 7, 2015

Hellboy And The B.P.R.D. #2 is a strong early-arc issue that Hellboy fans will enjoy immensely. The look and feel is unmistakably “Hellboy” and Maleev and Stewart deliver rock-solid artwork that is pitch perfect for the script from Mignola and Arcudi. This is an eerie mystery that is just firing up, and I'm happy that I'm along for the ride.

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7.5
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #3

Feb 4, 2015

For the most part, Hellboy And The B.P.R.D. #3 is a well crafted issue by talented creators. It has a major problem with pacing, but on the whole I was entertained. The pieces are in place for an explosive finish and I am excited to see how Hellboy's first mission wraps up.

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10
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - Beyond The Fences #1

Feb 27, 2016

Hellboy And The B.P.R.D. 1953: Beyond The Fences #1 is a great comic with a mouthful for a title. Roberson, the Riveras and Stewart are a dream team to tell this early tale of Hellboy and his time with the B.P.R.D. and I will be back without hesitation for issue #2.

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9.0
Hellboy in Hell #1

Dec 4, 2012

This comic is a win. This is a great jumping on point for new readers, and long time fans will find themselves right at home with Mignola, visually and conceptually. I will be back for more, as soon as I possibly can be.

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10
Hellboy in Hell #7

Aug 26, 2015

Hellboy In Hell #7 is a must read for any Hellboy fans, even if they are lapsed and don't want to pick up where they left off. You may feel like you have no context and are confused as to what the hell is going on, but don't worry: you're supposed to. It's all part of the experience of this comic and I recommend you embrace your confusion and just let the visuals draw you in to Hellboy's utterly unique world.

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9.0
Hellboy in Hell #8

Sep 23, 2015

Mignola and Stewart are a great 1-2 punch, and Hellboy In Hell #8 is a rock solid comic. The saga of Hellboy continues to move in interesting directions and entertain me wildly. Mignola is a masterful storyteller and, even though there may be a wait, I'll be waiting with open arms for it.

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10
Howard The Duck #3

May 15, 2015

Howard The Duck #3 is a bloody riot. Zdarsky and Quinones are on fire and they are a creative team to be reckoned with. This is the funniest comic I've read in forever and this series can't be missed. You've never seen seniors like this. Howard is amazing. Zdarsky + Quinones = Hilarity. You can't argue with math.

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8.5
Hunger #1

Jul 24, 2013

This series is primed to change the Ultimate Universe and Fialkov & Kirk do a great job of bringing an epic tone to the first issue of this mini. The final page is one that will have people talking, without a doubt, and has me hungry for more.

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5.0
Incredible Hulk (2011) #4

Jan 18, 2012

More than anything, the art in this issue made me sad because it doomed a fantastic script to be just a mediocre comic.

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7.5
Incredible Hulk (2011) #8

May 30, 2012

Overall, this issue of The Incredible Hulk is quite a bit better than the books from the past arc. Aaron's writing has been strong for the entire series and continues to be, with the art finally taking steps to catch up with him.

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9.0
Infamous Iron Man #1

Oct 19, 2016

The era of Doom is here and I was quite entertained by Infamous Iron Man #1. While we're still waiting for Civil War II to finish so we have some idea of the final events that lead to the outset of this title, there's no disputing that Bendis, Maleev and Hollingsworth are a talented team working with a strong, multifaceted character that can be the focus of some solid stories. I highly recommend readers give Infamous a shot.

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9.5
Infamous Iron Man #2

Nov 17, 2016

Infamous Iron Man #2 was a great read. Sure, I'm a Doom fan, but I'm also a damn picky Doom fan and this is passing the test. Keep this infamy coming, I'm looking forward to seeing Victor and Ben throw down.

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7.5
Infamous Iron Man #7

Apr 29, 2017

This issue features some of the flattest storytelling in the series so far, but finishes strong with some on point with some great interactions between Ben & Doom, with a solid cliffhanger to cap it off. If this is Infamous Iron Man at its slowest, then count me in for the rest of this run, no matter how long it lasts.

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9.0
Infinity #1

Aug 14, 2013

Infinity #1 is a fantastic first issue, building the situation for this event very well and delivering some of the best artwork you are going to find in superhero comics today. Marvel Cosmic fans, Avengers fans, and fans of the film franchises should be in on this event as the first issue encapsulates everything that is great about those titles and films. This looks like it is going to be one heck of a ride…

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9.5
Infinity #3

Sep 18, 2013

This explosive comic features the culmination of many events and strikes up dozens of more paths for Hickman to go down. This issue makes the event as a whole even larger than it has been and the powder keg of tension that Hickman has been building has finally exploded. Opena and Weaver match his script beat for beat and do an admirable job delivering the huge events he is unleashing upon the Marvel Universe. While the content may seem thin at points due to the huge visuals being thrown at readers, I dare you to read the next page and not continue this series.

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10
Infinity #4

Oct 9, 2013

Infinity #4 is Hickman & co.'s strongest issue yet, and I don't use those words lightly. Huge action, strong characterization and flawless art highlight one of the best event issues in years.

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10
Infinity #5

Oct 30, 2013

This is, quite simply, an amazing comic. Hickman, Opena & Weaver are in perfect sync in this issue and their storytelling abilities are on full display. The characterizations by both writer and artists are flawless and the events are as immense as you would expect from this event. This is a must read chapter of the Infinity event and one of the strongest issues in the event so far.

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10
Infinity #6

Nov 27, 2013

Hickman and Cheung tell one hell of a story with Infinity #6 and wrap this event up in the fashion it deserves. This is an epic comic created by two masterful storytellers at the top of their game. Infinity is one of the strongest events to hit comics in years, and issue #6 sticks the landing perfectly. Inhumanity is hot on Infinity‘s heels, but the effects of this event will be seen in the Marvel Universe for a long time to come. This is superhero comics at it's absolute best, folks!

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7.0
Infinity Heist #1

Sep 26, 2013

Infinity Heist #1 kicks off what could be a really interesting series going forward with a different focus than what we typically see in tie-in books. Tieri's concept is strong and his characterizations show the potential to be quite entertaining and with some more consistent art this series could really surprise readers. Infinity Heist #1 is definitely worth giving a shot, even just for a different look at how the wide impact of Infinity is affecting the Marvel U.

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5.0
Infinity: The Hunt #1

Sep 12, 2013

Infinity Hunt is a fine concept that does not get out of the gate on the right foot. A tournament involving the top youth heroes (outside of Avengers Arena) has a ton of potential, it just needs a huge shot of energy in the arm to pick up the pace.

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6.0
Infinity: The Hunt #2

Oct 2, 2013

Infinity: The Hunt #2 is a middle of the pack book that is still lacking a spark to make it's mark on the Infinity event and the Marvel Universe in general. The artwork is solid, but the dialogue is flat considering the characters involved and the situation they are in.

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8.0
Inhuman #2

May 28, 2014

Inhuman #2 is a solid issue in a series that will hopefully not be overlooked despite the gap between issues. Dante is a character with a ton of potential and the Inhumans look fantastic by Madureira's hand. Soule and Joe Mad are a strong creative team working to rebuild one of the great empires in the Marvel U, and I'll definitely be coming back for issue #3.

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8.5
Inhuman #7

Oct 30, 2014

Inhuman #7 is a strong comic with a very entertaining plot. With each issue, this series seems to be finding it's space in the Marvel U a bit more and if Soule and his artistic collaboratorscan continue with this level of storytelling, Inhuman will be one of the strongest comics in the Marvel stable. I heartily look forward to issue #8.

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6.0
Inhumanity #2

Jan 30, 2014

Inhumanity #2 pushes the crossover event forward and drives the story closer to Inhuman, but in the end the struggle Medusa is going through does not come through with much emotional heft. The Inhuman race is in a time of turmoil and it was entertaining to read them progress forward, but it does feel like this comic just didn't hit the mark to fully flesh out this story. Inhuman fans will definitely enjoy the focus on Medusa and the build-up of what is to come in the following issues of Inhumanity.

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10
Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1

May 27, 2015

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1 is a can't miss issue for anyone keeping up with Secret Wars and I cannot recommend this one highly enough. Soule's script is excellent, and Timms and D'Armata deliver amazing visuals. The end result is one of the best comics you will read this week, and I can't wait to see what is coming next.

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9.5
Inhumans: Attilan Rising #2

Jun 11, 2015

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #2 is a great second issue in what is shaping up to be a gem of a miniseries. Soule and Timms are a rock solid creative team that are telling an interesting story with dynamic characters that could prove to be an integral part of Secret Wars. This is what's great about this event, and you can't go wrong with this comic & mini.

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9.0
Inhumans: Attilan Rising #5

Sep 24, 2015

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #5 is a solid issue with some great twists and some moments that hit like emotional sledgehammers. Soule gets these characters, I love his interpretations, and John Timms is a damn good artist. This has been a great series and a solid compliment to the main Secret Wars series.

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8.5
Invincible #105

Sep 4, 2013

Invincible #105 is a fantastic jump on point for any readers looking to dive into the Invincible Universe but also a solid story for long time readers. Kirkman and Ottley no doubt have big things planned for the next phase of Invincible and based on this issue, I can't wait to see them.

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9.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #1

Oct 6, 2015

Invincible Iron Man #1 is a big budget action movie in comic book format and does a great job of being accessible to every level of fan regardless of their knowledge of Iron Man continuity. Bendis, Marquez and Ponsor are a power team that isn't rivaled by many in comics and they deliver a rock solid story here. I was entertained, the cliffhanger shocked me, and I'll be back for issue #2 without question.

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9.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #1

Oct 6, 2015

Invincible Iron Man #1 is a big budget action movie in comic book format and does a great job of being accessible to every level of fan regardless of their knowledge of Iron Man continuity. Bendis, Marquez and Ponsor are a power team that isn't rivaled by many in comics and they deliver a rock solid story here. I was entertained, the cliffhanger shocked me, and I'll be back for issue #2 without question.

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9.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #2

Oct 22, 2015

Bendis and Marquez are a great team and I thoroughly enjoyed Invincible Iron Man #2. With these first two issues, this series already feels like a flagship or anchor book, a top flight piece of the Marvel Universe that is a top 10 worthy comic. This is a fun superhero book with entertaining dialogue and marvelous art and I can't wait for issue #3.

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8.5
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #5

Jan 6, 2016

Invincible Iron Man #5 is a really good superhero comic. This team is strong and they know how to weave an entertaining tale. Bendis' character work is fantastic and Marquez and Ponsor deliver on the visual side to create a total package that is worthy of being a top 10 book. It's been awhile since I was excited to read an Iron Man comic, but this team has changed that for me.

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6.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #6

Feb 4, 2016

Invincible Iron Man #6 is not a bad comic, but it is a downgrade from what we've seen in the series so far. The writing and art battle to control the tone of the comic, and Bendis' work is the strongest part of the equation. Deodato's work actually detracted from the story for me, which hurts the issue on the whole. From a character & writing perspective this is still a must-read for me, but I'll be looking for stronger artwork in issue #7.

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9.5
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #1

Nov 11, 2016

Invincible Iron Man #1 is a fantastic first issue featuring one of the most dynamic characters to storm into the Marvel Universe. Bendis, Caselli and Gracia have crafted an issue that excited me to no end and I can't wait to see the progression of this character. The final page has me wanting issue #2 right bloody now and I am delighted to be reading in the Age of Riri.

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9.0
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #2

Dec 22, 2016

Invincible Iron Man #2 is a great follow up to a stellar first issue. Editorial didn't mess around when they put this team of A-list creators together and the results reflect that. I can't wait to see more adventure with Riri and her co-pilot, may their banter stay lightning fast far into the future.

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10
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #6

Apr 20, 2017

Invincible Iron Man #6 is a great read. I love this series, I loved this issue and I can't wait to see what is coming next. Riri Williams is a breath of fresh air in a comic landscape that is mired in darkness and I applaud this entire team for delivering some enthusiasm and fun with this story.

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9.0
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #1

Apr 9, 2014

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon#1 is perfectly embodied by it's title. Andrews' take on Danny Rand is dark and brooding, but not light on action by any means. This hyper-stylized book draws strength from electric pencils and colour work that set the mood brilliantly, and a mysterious tale that will hook you in and make you crave issue #2. All-New Marvel NOW! has ushered in some fantastic new titles, and Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is one of them.

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7.0
Iron Man (2012) #1

Nov 8, 2012

Iron Man #1 is a fine example of what Marvel NOW! is meant to be. This has the potential to be a very strong relaunch of a high profile book for Marvel, and Gillen certainly shows he has the skill to be writing a character as visible as Iron Man. The art did detract from my overall enjoyment of the book in places, but certainly didn't doom the entire issue. This is a solid start to what I hope is an enjoyable series.

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8.0
Iron Man (2012) #23.NOW

Mar 20, 2014

Gillen and Ross had a tightrope to walk for this jump on issue of Iron Man, and I believe they did it well. A strong foundation is built for the arc going forward and the relevant parts of the past issues are touched upon to bring new readers up to speed. This creative team has the potential to do some special things with Iron Man and I recommend any lapsed or on-the-fence fans give this one a shot. I highly doubt you'll be disappointed.

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4.5
Iron Patriot #1

Mar 25, 2014

Iron Patriot #1 is a subdued and very slow first issue for a well known character who is equipped with an Iron Man suit. Readers looking for War Machine-style action aren't going to find it in this issue, and we can only hope the pace picks up and we get a storyline that drives forward in the future. Characters who have spent years in a backup role to a heavyweight such as Iron Man need to storm out of the gate with a new angle and some thunder, but Iron Patriot #1 barely works up to a crawl.

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8.5
Ivar, Timewalker #1

Jan 17, 2015

Ivar, Timewalker #1 is a strong debut issue featuring entertaining characters executed by a skilled writer and great artist. Van Lente and Henry are an all-star team that Valiant can't miss with, and pitting them against this Anni-Padda brother is a stroke of genius.

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8.5
IvX #1

Dec 15, 2016

While IvX #1 does kick off another event of heroes smashing each other, but there's more than meets the eye with this one. I'd highly recommend fans of either the X-Men or Inhumans check this one out, cause sparks are going to fly and it is obvious that Soule, Lemire, Yu and company are not phoning this one in.

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7.5
James Bond #1

Nov 4, 2015

Ellis and Masters stay very true to the source in this first issue of Bond and, for the most part, it works. They play off of the excitement of there finally being James Bond comics while also maintaining the structure of how a Bond film plays out and I am curious to see where they take this arc. I'll be back for more, with the hope of seeing a stronger Bond personality shine through as the plot gets thicker.

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7.5
Judge Dredd #24

Oct 16, 2014

Judge Dredd #24 is an entertaining finish to the Black Light District arc that plants some seeds for some fun storylines down the road. Daniel's artwork sets a unique visual tone for the book that compliments Swierczynski's dark humour and I'll be back for more down the line.

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9.0
Justice League #5

Jan 26, 2012

The art in this issue is simply amazing. Jim Lee's art has been the star of this series so far and while the script is picking up nicely, Lee's art is still doing it's part.

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8.5
Justice League #29

Apr 16, 2014

Justice League #29 brings this title back to being a team book, even if it isn't the team you may have been looking for. This issue provides some strong momentum for the Forever Evil event, and solidifies Cyborg as a top flight character in the DC Universe. It is a fantastic look at the dynamic Metal Men and features strong art from start to finish. Anyone paying attention to Forever Evil should definitely be picking this book up, and anyone who may have strayed from Justice League during the event, now is the time to dive back in…you'll be happy you did.

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7.5
Justice League #30

May 22, 2014

Justice League #30 shifts down a couple gears after Forever Evil and that is a good thing. Seeing the band back together, with the interesting dynamic Luthor and Cold will bring was fun to read and, based on the final page, there is going to be a lot of interesting story coming in Justice League. This isn't the most explosive comic you'll find on stands this week, but it is a solid read that is worth the money for Justice League fans.

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9.5
Justice League #31

Jun 25, 2014

Johns and Mahnke are a creative duo that highlight the best of what is coming from DC right now. Johns' Justice League is stronger than it has ever been, and Mahnke is continuing the tradition of strong artwork that has been laid down by Ivan Reis. Luthor fans will be over the moon with this issue, and I would bet that most anyone who reads this comic will leave it a Luthor fan. Justice League is a must-read book right now, and I highly recommend issue #31.

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9.0
Justice League #32

Jul 30, 2014

Justice League #32 is a great flagship comic and an example of how big team books featuring powerhouse players can work really well. The dynamics with the Doom Patrol, Power Ring, and the fact that Luthor and Captain Cold are on the team lead to a very enjoyable read. This is a widescreen, film worthy comic that plays out like a blockbuster, and I'm looking forward to issue #33.

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8.5
Justice League #37

Dec 17, 2014

Justice League #37 is an entertaining issue that highlights some of the best aspects of a high profile team book. Big challenges, big personalities and big action in this one and I'm looking forward to the consequences of the Amazo Virus.

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10
Justice League #40

Apr 29, 2015

Justice League #40 is a master class in how to throw down a kickass prologue. I'm totally in for Darkseid War and I can't wait to see what is coming next. Johns & the hall-of-fame roster of artists on this issue delivered a knockout and to say big things are coming for the DCU is an understatement. It is a very good time to be a Justice League fan.

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10
Justice League #41

Jun 3, 2015

Justice League #41 is an amazing read and an easy place to dive into this war. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys epic superhero tales, and if Justice League has fallen from your pull list in recent months, now is the time to re-add this book. Excellent writing, flawless artwork and massive events featuring the biggest characters in the DCU are found in this comic and I can't wait for the next chapter of The Darkseid War.

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10
Justice League #44

Sep 30, 2015

Justice League #44 is immense. The Darkseid War is, thus far, my favourite arc of 2015, and possibly my favourite DC arc ever if this astounding level of quality is maintained. I am not saying this lightly: this event trumps every arc & major event that has occurred in the DCU since the inception of the New 52. This is a must read for any fans of the Justice League or even just fans of damn good superhero comics. Two masters are unleashing one of the greatest stories of the past decade on the DCU right in front of our eyes and I am damn happy to be along for the ride.

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9.5
Justice League #45

Oct 21, 2015

Geoff Johns is cranking the dial to 11 with every issue of Justice League. DC is backing him up with fantastic artists and the results are huge. The set up for the one-shots is well executed and this continues to be one of the greatest arcs in comics this year.

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8.0
Justice League #46

Dec 16, 2015

Justice League #46 kicks off the next chapter The Darkseid War nicely and I'm definitely intrigued to see the fallout when this newly minted powder keg of a situation explodes. This is an epic conflict worthy of the flagship title that is Justice League and in Johns I trust.

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9.5
Justice League #47

Dec 31, 2015

Justice League #47 is a riot. This is a superhero epic for the ages and I think an argument could be made that this is Johns' finest work since Blackest Night. This is as big as cape comics can get and you can't go wrong with reading the powerhouse team of Johns, Fabok and Anderson telling the tale of Gods going to war in Justice League.

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10
Justice League #48

Feb 24, 2016

Justice League #48 is one hell of a great comic. This is as big as it gets, folks, and if you like team books or major events you have to do yourself the favour of reading The Darkseid War. Johns, Fabok and Anderson are on fire.

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9.0
Justice League #49

Apr 28, 2016

Justice League #49 is a good lookin' comic that continues the explosive events of The Darkseid War with more Gods-smashin'-Gods mayhem…just the way I like it. Johns, Fabok and Anderson are a team that is on fire and this is a Justice League arc to be remembered.

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5.0
Justice League (2016) #2

Aug 3, 2016

Justice League #2 does not steer this ship onto a corrective course, but sadly takes the series even further down the river of mediocrity. There is nothing in this issue that screams “MUST READ” or indicates that it is the flagship DC team book in any way other than the roster of characters. This is proof that the roster along cannot make a story work, and while both Hitch and Daniel have each been a part of some very big comics in the past, Justice League has yet to meet my expectations.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2013) #3

May 8, 2013

In the end, I will be continuing with JLA because I am intrigued by the story Johns is telling, but I do hope for a dramatic improvement in the visuals department. The strong backup story gave this issue a boost as well, and I'll be looking forward to the next backup as well.

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8.5
Justice League of America (2013) #7.1

Sep 5, 2013

Deadshot's origin is well told by Kindt and he is backed up by superb art in this Forever Evil tie-in. The subtle comparisons to Batman's well known origin are appreciated and I highly recommend Justice League of America #7.1: Deadshot to anyone looking at Villains Month as a time to try out new books & characters.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2013) #7.4

Sep 27, 2013

Black Adam slams into the DCU with a thunder in one of the strongest issues of Villains Month. Johns, Gates and Salazar throw in one hell of a cliffhanger at the end of the issue and the remainder of Forever Evil has got to be interesting based on what we've been given in this issue.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2013) #9

Nov 13, 2013

Justice League of America #9 is a bit of a mixed bag with one strong character analysis combining with a weaker storyline to keep the series from progressing at a very rapid pace. The artwork, while not poor, is not remarkable either and does little to make this issue memorable in any way.

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5.5
Justice League of America (2013) #13

Mar 12, 2014

For readers who are not Stargirl fans, there isn't a whole lot for you here. This issue does nothing to build the Forever Evil event, and feels like it is treading water. Stargirl is written to have the potential for star power, but the storyline, sadly, takes the wind out of her sails.

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8.5
Justice League of America (2015) #1

Jun 17, 2015

Bryan Hitch delivers a solid story in the first issue of JLA, and I will definitely be returning for more. This book is a great jump on point for people looking for a Justice League title with seemingly no continuity ties, and off in its own corner of the DCU. Hitch's writing is as strong as his artwork, and I think a lot of fans of classic runs of JLA will enjoy this take.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #12

Aug 9, 2017

Justice League Of America #12 is a solid jump-on point for the series and a good start for the arc. I'm more interested in the Microverse than I can ever attest to being in the past, so Orlando, Reis and Maiolo definitely did something right there. This is a team book that has the right dynamic of fun in it, considering the powerhouse characters, and I'm enjoying where Orlando is taking this story.

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9.5
Justice League United #0

Apr 23, 2014

Justice League United #0 is a fantastic debut issue from a creative team that is already obviously in sync. Lemire has a great voice for these characters and McKone does a great job of handling this large cast and giving each character a strong personality. This is an excellent jumping on point for anyone looking to dive into a Justice League book without the burden of continuity, and I highly recommend you give this comic a shot.

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6.5
Justice League United #2

Jun 11, 2014

Justice League United #2 is a bit of a misstep in what has been a solid series so far, and hopefully returns to being with issue #3. The characters are dynamic as a group but the story as a whole is force fed to readers in a manner that makes it boring and simplistic. Lemire has proven in his other DC work that he can tell a tale and he has a very strong art team with McKone, Vines and Maiolo, so I will be back for more…and hopefully some twists will spice things up.

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8.0
Justice League United #3

Jul 9, 2014

Justice League United #3 drives the story forward at a steady pace and gives readers a nice balance of heavy and light moments. JLU feels like the Justice League book that you can read to escape heavy continuity while still enjoying some of the most entertaining characters in the DCU. This series is getting interesting, folks, and I'm in for #4.

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7.0
Justice League United #9

Feb 11, 2015

Justice League United #9 drives this arc toward its final chapter and really, if you haven't read the arc up to this point, this isn't the best time to jump in. While it wouldn't be impossible, with a cast this size it would not be easy to follow if you haven't read any JLU to this point. Lemire's carving a different path through the DCU with this title and, for the most part, it's working for me. These characters don't make the most sense together, but that's part of the zaniness and I do like a bit of zany in my life. I'll be back for #10 to see how this rounds out.

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8.0
Justice League United #11

Jul 8, 2015

Justice League United #11 is definitely worth a look for anyone who strayed from the book despite liking some of the characters. Parker and Foreman have an intriguing concept here and this first issue is executed well. This comic features some great characters who are well written and Travel Foreman's artwork has some serious pop at points. I'm definitely in to see where this book goes and JLU is back on my radar.

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10
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

Dec 21, 2016

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 is a big league book, the first event post-Rebirth, and Williamson, Fabok and Sinclair deliver a thunderous first issue that is a big-screen, action-packed royal rumble for the ages. I'm excited to see where they take this one, they certainly grabbed my attention with this first issue.

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6.5
Justice League: Darkseid War: Batman #1

Oct 28, 2015

Overall, I found this issue to be a mixed bag. The storyline spent a long time lingering in areas that didn't intrigue me much at all, nor did it have any kind of massive impact like what we've been witnessing in Justice League. There were aspects of the story that entertained me and the artwork is solid throughout, but I can't shake the feeling that this comic felt like a missed opportunity and an unnecessary tie-in to a mega event that had been flawless thus far.

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10
Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1

Nov 11, 2015

This comic is damn good. Justice League: The Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1 is a mouthful of a title but what you'll find inside is an entertaining comic that is well written and looks great. King, Shaner and Sotomayor work well together and this comic is one of the gems of the week, for sure.

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9.0
Karnak #1

Oct 21, 2015

I really enjoyed Karnak #1. It's gritty lack of polish was a nice addition to the Inhuman lineup and I can easily say I've never been this entertained by Karnak before. This is a whole new side to this character and I'll be back with arms wide open for the second issue.

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5.5
King: Flash Gordon #2

Mar 11, 2015

Flash Gordon #2 is full of quips and gags, but too many missed the mark for me. The characters were generic enough that I didn't overly care what occurred in the story, and, no matter how campy and joke-filled a story is, it needs to strike something in me to make me care that the good guys will defeat the bad. The art was fine, and at times I quite enjoyed it, but that lack of a single character standing out and taking this issue over made it fall flat for me. A good ol' fashioned radio-style space opera is all well and good, but it only flies if the characters are charming enough to make me care. In this issue of Flash Gordon, it just didn't happen.

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9.0
Klaus & The Witch Of Winter (One Shot) #1

Dec 21, 2016

Klaus And The Witch Of Winter blew me away. I expected it to be darker and with less subtle storytelling, but Morrison and Mora actually increased my Christmas spirit whilst having Klaus throw down and beat the ever loving hell out of an army of foes coming at him. If that doesnt scream Happy Holidays, Im not sure what does. Overall, this is a well executed one-shot issue with entertaining twists and top notch art.

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8.5
Krampus #1

Nov 18, 2013

Krampus #1 is a fun holiday romp that is an unexpected gem that you should jump at the chance to get your hands on. Joines and Kotz have a really fun book on their hands that kicks off with a bang. Not many comics can make me laugh, and this one did…many times. Do the holidays right. Do them with Krampus.

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10
Lazarus #2

Jul 24, 2013

The world being built by Rucka & Lark in Lazarus is engrossing and captivating. Issue #2 gets its hooks into you with the first page and doesn't let go, even through the letters page, which features a time line of some major events in the world of Lazarus. These two veteran creators are building toward something big, and have a runaway hit on their hands. Lazarus is as good as comics get, folks.

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9.0
Lazarus #10

Aug 6, 2014

Lazarus #10 is a very dark read, but for anyone who has been following Lazarus, there has been no doubt this was coming. Jonah's situation is going to create an interesting next few issues and future for the Carlyles, and I can't wait to see where Rucka and Lark are taking this next.

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7.5
Liberator #1

Jun 15, 2013

Liberator #1 is a comic with a strong voice filled with passion. The creative team has a lot of interesting directions they can take the story going forward, and the issue kicks off the series very well. This is definitely worth picking up, I'd bet solid money you'll be back for issue #2.

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8.0
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1

Aug 18, 2014

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1 is a great all-ages fantasy tale featuring some wonderful artwork that elevates this story to the next level. The plot is easy for children of all ages to follow, and the whimsical nature of this story is delightful. This is definitely worth trying if you have little ones to read with, or if you want to experience some great Gabriel Rodriguez artwork.

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4.0
Lobo #3

Dec 4, 2014

Lobo #3 is a comic that feels like it is trying to find it's way, and the net result is a generic story that lacks punch. Bunn can write grit, I've read it, and I get a strong feeling that Lobo would benefit from more of that and less of the space-pirate-with-a-team-of-pals-rolling-through-the-galaxy take. A clearer focus may allow Reilly Brown to really cut loose and not have to straddle multiple tones as well.

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8.0
Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu #1

Aug 23, 2012

This comic isn't earth shattering, but it is a lot of fun. It is a great pulp adventure tale and I look forward to delving deeper into Lobster Johnson's world.

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9.5
Mara #5

Jun 19, 2013

Mara #5 has the series primed for an explosive ending and it does a great job of pushing this series forward. This is a creative team I would love to see reunite for any project under the sun down the road, as they are so in sync with this issue that it would be a shame to not see them work again in the future.

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10
March #1

Aug 14, 2013

March: Book One is a work of art that should be used as a teaching device in every school in North America. This is a brilliant original graphic novel that is a must read for anyone who enjoys the medium, and a fantastic bridge book for many who have not read comics before. This is as good as it gets and is a brilliant showcase of the power of the medium to tell powerful stories. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

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8.5
Martian Manhunter (2015) #1

Jun 17, 2015

Martian Manhunter #1 is a strong debut for the series and this creative team has got me excited for this series going forward. Williams has an interesting take for the character and he and Barrows have established a very intriguing tone for the series. This is a book that is worth trying out if you like heroes with a bit of sci-fi and horror built in, and I'll definitely be back for issue #2 without any hesitation.

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8.0
Martian Manhunter (2015) #2

Jul 15, 2015

This issue drives home the feeling that, even only two issues into the series, this is one of those underrated gems of a series that I hope does not get overlooked. Williams and Barrows are on the same page creatively and they are cooking up a solid sci-fi superhero mystery. I've always been partial to the character but he's growing on me even more and this issue shows the potential that exists with him as a leading man. Taking J'onn out of the context of a team and placing him directly in the middle of a mega war, as dark as it sounds, is kind of fun and I'll be back for Martian Manhunter #3.

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8.0
Martian Manhunter (2015) #3

Aug 19, 2015

Martian Manhunter #3 is another solid issue that gets crazier by the page. This is not a typical Martian invasion, and Martian Manhunter is not a typical character. Williams and Barrows have got a good thing going with this series so far and I'm definitely in for the upcoming issues. Martian Manhunter is all the right kinds of weird.

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8.5
Martian Manhunter (2015) #8

Jan 22, 2016

Martian Manhunter #8 is a wild and crazy comic that was a ton of fun to read. Williams, Barrows and Eltaeb aren't holding back when it comes to making this story big and there is a blazing conclusion on the horizon, if issue #8 is any sort of indication. This comic is not your standard super hero fare, and I'm excited to see where the team takes this story next.

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7.5
Martian Manhunter (2015) #12

May 18, 2016

Martian Manhunter #12 is the grand finale for a mega arc that was ambitious and well executed as a whole. While I found this issue was better at setting up a future that we don't know will be built upon rather than closing this series out, it did what it had to do in order to finish this tale off with the space provided. Williams, Oliver and Eltaeb are a good team, and I hope there is room in Rebirth for a book or two like this.

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9.0
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1

Oct 30, 2014

Overall, the Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration is a solid read. Bendis and highlight reel of artists contribute covers for fake comics that are entertaining and beautiful all at once and I recommend Marvel fans give this one a look. Sometimes it's nice to look back at what got you to 75 years, and Marvel has done it right with this one.

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10
Marvel Zombies (2015) #1

Jun 11, 2015

Marvel Zombies #1 is another Secret Wars gem and I cannot praise Simon Spurrier and Kev Walker enough for their fantastic interpretation of Elsa Bloodstone. This one made me laugh and entertainment thoroughly, and I can't wait to read more of this adventure. Elsa will win you over, I have no doubt about that, and even if you are sick of the world of zombies, this is a must read.

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9.0
Marvel Zombies (2015) #3

Aug 28, 2015

Marvel Zombies #3 is another great chapter in one of the minis that has been a real highlight for me in the world of Secret Wars. Issue #3 digs deeper into Elsa's past, slowly unraveling why she is who she is, and Spurrier and Walker are doing a great job with the character. Issues this strong make a great case for expanding Elsa's role in the Marvel Universe, which better be happening in the fall. This is no longer a hope or a request, it is a demand.

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7.0
Men of Wrath #1

Oct 1, 2014

Aaron and Garney execute this brutal tale well, but I will argue that they go too far at points. There is a long sequence in this comic that left me feeling like the proverbial horse, beaten to prove a point that was already obvious, and subsequently unnecessary. The events of the issue have thoroughly damned the primary character to the point where I have no interest in seeing him on the page, which may keep me from coming back for a second issue. Gritty violence for the sake of shock or simply to showcase intensity is not enough to drive this forward for me, and while the cliffhanger does create a potentially interesting scenario, I will admit this is probably not the series for me. These are talented creators telling a gut-punching tale, but this story is definitely not for everyone, and I'm afraid I'll most likely be sitting the rest of this one out despite the storytelling skills of these two creators.

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6.5
Miami Vice Remix #1

Mar 25, 2015

Miami Vice: Remix #1 is a generic story told with dazzling artwork. It is the buddy cop tale you'd expect from a book with this title, but Mahfood's electric visuals give it life. If you are a Mahfood fan, or nostalgic for the Miami Vice characters, I'd say this is a sure bet to check out for you. If you aren't a fan of the franchise, take a look at the previews out there in the wild and see if Mahfood's visuals grab you. His work will make or break the book for you.

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8.0
Midnighter (2015) #2

Jul 1, 2015

Midnighter #2 is a solid follow-up to the explosive first issue and Steve Orlando is building a really interesting character and story here. The artwork isn't up to the standard of the first issue with Aco, but Alec Morgan's work is not just to be cast aside. His action sequences are dynamic and he captures the gritty side of Midnighter well. If you enjoyed the first issue, chances are you're already planning on snagging this one and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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9.0
Midnighter (2015) #7

Dec 2, 2015

Midnighter #7 continues the trend of this series being true kick-assery. Midnighter‘s team is pulling no punches and lucky readers get to reap the rewards of this team going wild on pretty much every page. This one will stick with you and I highly recommend you check out this entire run if you haven't to this point.

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8.0
Mighty Avengers (2013) #1

Sep 11, 2013

Ewing's Mighty Avengers #1 has a great tone and unique voice in the Avengers stable of books. It's impact on Infinity isn't felt in the first issue, but the framework for an entertaining series is set up in this first issue. Land's art doesn't exactly wow throughout the issue, but it is consistent and doesn't let the book down by any means. The sharp lines and excellent colour work will make this title stand out and I recommend giving issue #1 a shot.

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10
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1

May 7, 2014

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is an immediate contender for the best book of the week, built by an all-star creative team that is on fire. Bendis & Marquez are one of the top creative pairings in comics and they build on their previous work very well in this issue. This comic has a ton of heart, is fun to read, and features great character moments balanced with shocking reveals that will have you craving the next issue. You can't really ask for anything more in superhero comics, and Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 embodies everything that is great about the genre.

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9.0
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Jun 5, 2014

This issue isn't quite as dynamic as the first in the series as it is setting up some large situations that will pay off down the line, but it is written and penciled so well that it does not feel like a filler issue at all. Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #2 is just a great issuein a top notch series, and I can't wait to see where Bendis and Marquez take this book next.

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10
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #3

Jul 2, 2014

Three issues into Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man readers are being treated to a Spider-Man tale for the ages. Miles and his cast and crew are some of the most entertaining characters in comics to read and the events of this issue can simply be described as explosive. The final pages are setting one hell of a next issue, and if you haven't been reading this series, it's time to catch up. This comic is as must-read as it gets.

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10
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Aug 6, 2014

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #4 is an amazing issue featuring fantastic writing and exceptional art, and must be read by everyone. Everyone. I'm not kidding – this book is that damn good.

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9.0
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #5

Sep 18, 2014

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #5 is a damn good comic. This creative team is as strong as it gets and this volume is showcasing some of their best work yet. This issue is just another example of how great Miles Morales is as a lead character, and how strong the Ultimate Universe can be when it is firing on all cylinders. If you aren't reading this series, you're missing something special and I highly recommend you get your hands on the issues soon – you'll be wanting issue #6 as badly as I do.

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10
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #6

Oct 16, 2014

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #6 is about as good as it gets in superhero comics. This is a brilliantly executed story by a pair of wizards who have built this series into one of my top reads whenever it is released. I cannot recommend this issue and this series highly enough. I'm going to be back for more as soon as is humanly possible.

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7.5
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8

Dec 17, 2014

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #8 is a solid issue with some interesting elements that will most likely build into something powerful in the next issue. This is a serious pace drop from past issues, but it is not poorly written or penciled by any stretch of the imagination. Bendis, Marquez and Ponsor are a strong team and the next issue is sure to have some huge moments within it.

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7.0
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #9

Jan 14, 2015

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #9 helps flesh out a primary player in Miles' life, gives readers an emotional exchange they've been looking for and showcases the diverse talents of David Marquez and Justin Ponsor, but in the end I couldn't help but feel like I'd read this comic before…just last month, to be more precise. Issue #9 feels like it could have been compressed into a one-shot with issue #8 without much loss of impact, and for that reason this one fell somewhat flat for me. Is it a bad comic? No, it isn't, but compared to what we've seen in this series so far it pales in comparison.

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9.0
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #10

Feb 19, 2015

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #10 is a great return to form after a couple flashback issues that, while good, didn't have the same “feel” as previous issues. Bendis and Marquez are a dynamic duo and their skills make Miles Morales one of the most entertaining characters in comics. This is a great comic and I highly recommend you check out Miles even if the end of his world as we know it might be coming.

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10
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #12

Apr 8, 2015

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #12 is a fantastic conclusion to one of the greatest comic book runs of all time. Bendis and Marquez are two of the best in the business and they delivered great work with this comic. See you on the other side, Miles.

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8.0
Mind the Gap #1

May 2, 2012

In the end, Mind The Gap will most likely be judged by the rest of the series moreso than this number one. That said, McCann, Esquejo and Oback have definitely created a solid foundation for this series with this first issue.

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10
Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Sep 3, 2015

This is a great one-shot featuring 2 fantastic stories by talented individuals. The Marvel Universe is stronger when characters like Mockingbird and the new Red Widow are written and drawn this well, and I want to read more of these characters when their stories are told this way. More Cain, Jones, Stohl and Leon in Marvel's line up would be a great thing, as this one shot shows they are capable of telling some great stories.

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10
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13

Nov 26, 2016

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #13 is a great jump-on issue for new readers and an entertaining start for the new arc for established fans as well. Reeder, Montclare, Bustos and Bonvillain are producing one of the best titles in all of comics and I love where they are taking Lunella. The importance of this character is growing by the page and she's worth the buzz. I can't wait to see her conversation with the big guy who is very used to dealing with very smart people, it's bound to be fabulous.

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10
Moon Knight (2014) #1

Mar 3, 2014

Moon Knight #1 is a fantastic read from start to finish, and the perfect issue for any reader to jump into the world of Moon Knight. Ellis, Shalvey & Bellaire are cooking up something really special here, and exploring a gritty part of the Marvel Universe that we haven't seen in a while. Get your hands on a copy of this as fast as you can on Wednesday…that first printing won't be around for long.

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10
Moon Knight (2014) #3

May 7, 2014

Everything in Moon Knight #3 simply works. From the artwork to the dialogue to Chris Eliopoulos' lettering, it all works. The only downside could be the speed at which you can read this issue, but that is an exceptionally minor complaint. When the story is crafted this well, you'll need to read it multiple times anyway. Each time you'll find new details to enjoy, and you can revel in a masterfully told story. Moon Knight has never been better, and this title is a must read.

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10
Moon Knight (2014) #5

Jul 3, 2014

Moon Knight #5 is another brilliant chapter in the best street level comic that has come from the House of Ideas in years. This gritty tale solidifies Moon Knight as a straight up badass, not a Batman wannabe in white. This is character defining work and some of the most inventive work to come from Shalvey in his career. Stories like this don't come along every day and you definitely don't want to miss Moon Knight.

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10
Mother Panic #6

Apr 26, 2017

Mother Panic #6 is one of the finest crafted comics you'll read this week. This series has not missed a beat since it started and, if this issue is any indication, there is no lull on the horizon. Give Mother Panic a try if you want to see a different side of Gotham, as executed by a gifted creative team.

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6.5
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #1

Jun 27, 2013

The Legends of the Guard series is built with die-hard Mouse Guard fans in mind, and those readers will most likely enjoy this comic quite a bit. The middle story, especially, adds quite a lot to the mythos and world of the Guard, and is probably worth the price of admission itself. I'll be back for more Legends, as I enjoy exploring this world whenever possible, but as of yet the anthology won't be at the top of my read pile.

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9.0
Ms. Marvel (2014) #14

Apr 15, 2015

G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa deliver another great chapter in the tale of Kamala Khan with Ms. Marvel #14. This is a fun tale with great characters and I'm quite excited to see where we'll be taken next. The life of this young Inhuman is as intriguing as ever.

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8.0
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21

Jul 16, 2014

Anderson and Garbowska deliver a rock solid issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic this month. This comic really has everything you can expect from an issue of MLP, and fans of the series will find a lot to like within these pages. This cute story is a lot of fun, and sometimes that is just a good thing.

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8.0
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #26

Dec 24, 2014

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #26 is pure joyous fun from cover to cover and I highly recommend it for any youngins in your life. You'll have fun, they'll have fun, and it's a great value. I've seen many readers lament the lack of quality all-ages comics in the world these days – they'd best be giving MLP their attention. This is a great gateway book that has some entertainment value for everyone and 26 issues into the series it is still going strong.

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9.0
Nailbiter #11

Apr 3, 2015

Nailbiter #11 is not my cup of tea, but it is well brewed. It damn near had me biting my nails with stress, but I'm not afraid to admit I was afraid to do so. Williamson and Henderson are a team of skilled storytellers working in very dark places and if that is your jam, then Nailbiter is something you should be checking out.

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5.5
Neverboy #1

Mar 4, 2015

Neverboy #1 trips a bit out of the gate and spends a long time setting up some final pages that needed some extra room to breathe. The hook was attempted but it was too brief to get me really excited, though I may return to see where this story goes from a visual perspective. If nothing else, we may get to see Jenkins and Fitzpatrick cut loose in some psychedelic ways that are worth the price of admission.

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9.5
New Avengers (2010) #22

Mar 1, 2012

The art component of this issue is executed brilliantly by Mike Deodato and Will Conrad. Deodato is in the zone with these characters and you pretty much know when you see his name on the cover you are going to get an issue with consistently solid pencils. Issue #22 features some of the best work I have seen from Deodato in recent months and his use of shadows in some of the later layouts is excellent. I personally do not like the expression, but there are multiple pages in this comic that were jaw-droppers. This title is in fantastic artistic hands and there is really no disputing Deodato is one of the best Marvel has.

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8.5
New Avengers (2010) #24

Apr 12, 2012

And a huge reason why the weight of those concepts comes through is the artwork of Mike Deodato. Deodato is a rock-solid talent in Marvel, able to draw the big splash pages with tons of characters and also those quiet character moments between a 3 person family unit. Deodato's work in New Avengers #24 heavily outshines the artwork in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 and this book of a high enough quality that it feels like it should just be AvX #2 rather than a tie-in. This issue is an example of an artist really locked in with his characters and knowing how to make the story shine.

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9.0
New Avengers (2010) #25

May 1, 2012

I heartily admit I am biased with this review and, that said, I enjoyed this book a lot. Even more than the blatant enjoyment of an Iron Fist tale I was floored by amazing art and enjoyed reading a new wrench being thrown into this Avengers Vs. X-Men event. It will be very interesting to see where Bendis takes this book next as it definitely feels like he is preparing to leave with a bang.

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6.0
New Avengers (2010) #29

Aug 9, 2012

Sadly, lost in this timing mess and lack of action is some really great art by Mike Deodato. Deodato is one of the best Marvel has working for them, hands down, and the pages where he focuses on Xavier are brilliant. He pencils haggard characters so well and his Cap is stoic, yet broken all at once. I wish for his sake he could have broken up the dialogue panels with some great action sequences, but given the storyline of this issue, he made the issue as visually impressive as it could be.

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9.0
New Avengers (2010) #30

Sep 13, 2012

This is one of the strongest tie-ins I have read in the AvX series as Bendis chose to hang out in the periphery of the ‘big fight' and create some great moments that readers of New Avengers have been waiting for. The ending of this issue leaves the future of a major character in limbo, and I know for certain I'll be picking up next month's installment to find out what happens next.

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9.5
New Avengers (2013) #9

Aug 28, 2013

New Avengers #9 is a stellar issue in what has been a fantastic event so far. Hickman is wasting no time increasing the stakes and the payoff of several storylines that started 9 months ago are finally in readers' hands. Anyone reading Infinity must read this issue.

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9.0
New Avengers (2013) #10

Sep 18, 2013

New Avengers #10 is another extremely strong issue in this Infinity event from a very skilled creative team. It is a must read for any Infinity readers, even as a setup issue, as it lays the groundwork for things that are going to be huge going forward. Quite simply, another win for Hickman.

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9.5
New Avengers (2013) #11

Oct 16, 2013

New Avengers #11 is a fantastic read for anyone who has been enjoying the series to this point, and for anyone reading Infinity. Big forces are in play and Hickman does not shy away from shaking things up in this issue, adding new factors into the event and seeding some interesting stories for down the road. This is one of the best books Marvel is putting out and an excellent chapter in this event.

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5.0
New Avengers (2013) #13.INH

Jan 2, 2014

New Avengers #13.INH is the sad victim of one half of the comic book equation failing the other. New Avengers readers will want to read this issue for the information regarding the incursions and some huge details for the story going forward, but the art will most likely disappoint, especially when compared with the strong work from Mike Deodato.

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6.0
New Avengers (2013) #18

May 14, 2014

New Avengers#19 feels like what it is: a filler issue before an eruption. The big fight is coming and this incursion is gonna be a biggie, but you aren't going to find the battle royale in this issue. Valerio Schiti delivers some top notch artwork to bail out the very slow script and keep this one interesting, giving readers a huge final page that will pull them back for #19 without a doubt.

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8.0
New Avengers (2013) #23

Aug 20, 2014

New Avengers #23 is a well crafted comic that, with the final pages of the issue, has maintained it's “must-read” status. There are events occurring within these pages that will reach out into damn near every book in the line, and when a comic is filled with characters and events that affect things on that large of a scope, you can't help but be excited as a reader. This is a great primer for the Time Runs Out storylines kicking off next month, and I definitely recommend giving this one a shot.

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8.5
New Avengers (2013) #25

Oct 15, 2014

New Avengers #25 is a rock solid comic. This story is growing more complex and enjoyable as Hickman unravels the mysteries of what the hell has happened over the past 8 months, and the whole situation is very exciting for Avengers fans. I have questions that I want answered right now, and I will admit Hickman has got me hook, line and sinker. I highly recommend Avengers fans grab this comic.

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8.0
New Avengers (2013) #26

Nov 20, 2014

New Avengers #26 slows things down a bit heading into Avengers #38, but gives readers some very important information about what has occurred, and what is on the horizon. We've got some solid plot progression and great character work here, and that's a win.

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8.5
New Avengers (2013) #29

Jan 28, 2015

New Avengers #29 takes the baton from the strong Avengers #40 and just keeps running with it, adding more layers to Time Runs Out and building the momentum toward Secret Wars. These are strong characters that are written and penciled well, and, as has been the case for the vast majority of the run, you can't go wrong with New Avengers.

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6.0
New Avengers (2013) #30

Feb 25, 2015

New Avengers #30 is a mind melter featuring big concepts and some pretty hefty continuity. If you've followed Hickman's epic saga this far, you're already in, but I'm not sure this issue quite hits the mark it should. Heading into Secret Wars the stakes are extremely high for…everything and while this issue left some things to be desired for me, I can't wait for the next installment in this grand story.

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8.5
New Avengers (2013) #31

Mar 11, 2015

New Avengers #31 is a fantastic chapter for fans who have been around from the beginning. Hickman's epic story, that has now been in motion for years, is about to blow up in a big way and this issue feels like the match that has been lit that is moving toward the powder keg to blow this all wide open. Rabum Alal is here, y'all.

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9.0
New Avengers (2013) #32

Mar 26, 2015

Hickman and Deodato have taken the game to a new level as Time Runs Out nears its conclusion, and I'm more excited about Avengers and New Avengers than I think I have ever been (and that's saying something). This story is massive and New Avengers #32 shows that Hickman and Marvel aren't playing this safe: huge events occur with primary characters in the Marvel U and if you've been enjoying these books, there's another fantastic chapter in the saga here with New Avengers #32.

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6.0
New Avengers (2013) #33

Apr 29, 2015

New Avengers #33 had a ton of promise but hits with a mediocre thud as the issue circles around itself and digs deep into some odd aspects of the storyline. The artwork is middle-of-the-road at best and not Deodato's best work by any means, which detracts from the momentum of this issue and it's ability to close out the volume of this series and drive readers into Secret Wars. New Avengers stumbles along until its conclusion and I hope to see better in Secret Wars.

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10
New Avengers (2013) Annual #1

Jun 25, 2014

Barbiere and Rudy knock one out of the park with New Avengers Annual #1. This comic is a brilliant compliment to the events of New Avengers and the creative team delivers one of the best Doctor Strange stories I have ever read. The artwork is mind bogglingly good and I demand an SDCC announcement for an ongoing Doctor Strange series from these two creators. The world of comics needs more stories like this, and I cannot recommend this comic more highly.

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9.0
New Superman #2

Aug 10, 2016

Made in China Part 2 is worth the read. Is it a bit pander-y to the Chinese market? Probably. Its a big market, I dont blame them. But its also a great work that delves into What if China made their own Justice League?. Each Chinese version of a Justice League hero has been what that character means at its core while still maintaining their own personalities. Heck, Im excited to watch the jerk to hero arc Kenan will go through. Id say fridging a woman character at first is a bit clich, but overall, I believe New Super-Man #2 is a good buy.

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10
Nick Fury (2017) #5

Aug 2, 2017

Nick Fury #5 is an entertaining read that will blow your mind with visuals that are unlike anything else in comics right now. This team has crafted something special here and youd be smart to hop on the Nick Fury train and join him for his vacation.

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9.0
Night's Dominion #1

Sep 7, 2016

Night's Dominion #1 is an intriguing start to what could be a very nice series as Naifeh rolls on. This first issue definitely caught my attention and I'll be back, without hesitation. This series feels like a grand adventure in a rich environment and Naifeh impressed me with both his scripting and visual storytelling skills.

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9.0
Nova (2013) #3

Apr 17, 2013

We already know the Loeb/McGuinness era of Nova won't last forever, but I'm going to hold on to these pages fiercely while it lasts as this is one of the best comics to come out of Marvel NOW!

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9.0
Nova (2013) #6

Jul 18, 2013

Issue #6 proves that Nova is in very capable hands with the new creative team and the title is continuing to move in entertaining directions. The balance between hero life and home life will be seemingly be a large component of Nova going forward, and as long as it is written and penciled this well, it is by all means welcome!

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8.5
Nova (2013) #8

Sep 27, 2013

Nova #8 does an excellent job of staying true to the primary series while also introducing elements of Infinity. The expected humour and lightheartedness is still present and Sam is as fun to read as ever. The stakes have risen immensely for the young Nova and I am excited to see what is in store for him next, both with respect to Infinity and the ongoing series.

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8.0
Nova (2013) #18

Jun 19, 2014

Nova #18 is a very solid issue for fans of the series and character, but if you aren't invested in Nova it isn't a book that adds much to the plots of Original Sin. Duggan and Baldeon do, however, use the events of Original Sin to enrich the storylines of Nova very well and give readers an entertaining book that will definitely have me coming back for more adventures of Sam as he digs into the secrets that were revealed to him.

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7.0
Nowhere Men #1

Nov 28, 2012

Overall, I will be coming back for more Nowhere Men, without a doubt. The first half of the book was strong enough to overcome the pacing of the second half for me, and I hope my comments about the second half come back to bite me down the road. Stephenson has set up the framework for what could be a really interesting series and has great co-conspirators on board with Bellegarde and Bellaire.

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8.5
ODY-C #1

Nov 26, 2014

ODY-C #1 is not for everyone, but for the comic fan who enjoys experimentation with the medium and bold storytelling choices – you need to get this and dive in head first. ODY-C #1 is a comic book experience that is innovative and bold and while I'm not sure it hit the bullseye for my tastes after a few readings, I respect what they are attempting to accomplish with this. This is no small undertaking and certainly not a typical comic book story, and I mean that in a good way. ODY-C #1 will blow minds and I definitely recommend people give it a shot to experience it for themselves.

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9.0
Omega Men #4

Sep 2, 2015

The Omega Men #4 is a damn good comic. King & Cypress work in some dark places, but with a surprising amount of grace from a storytelling perspective. This is a unique title and this pair tells this tale well. Do yourself a favour and check out this book.

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8.5
Omega Men #5

Oct 7, 2015

The Omega Men #5 is a rock solid comic that continues to dig deeper into the tale of this very different set of characters. I can't wait to get my hands on #6, as this series has my full attention at this point. I highly recommend you snag back issues and join in for the ride, King and Bagenda are taking readers on a fun one.

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9.0
Omega Men #8

Jan 27, 2016

The Omega Men #8 made me feel, and I'm not happy with King, Bagenda and Fajardo for it. This is a powerful comic that does not shy away from the stakes that are at play in this series and it is a gem in the DC lineup. If you enjoy any of King's other work, try The Omega Men. What he, Barnaby Bagenda and Romulo Fajardo, Jr. are building with this series is exceptional.

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9.0
Omega Men #9

Mar 3, 2016

The Omega Men #9 is a fantastic comic. These storytellers are firing on all cylinders and the master plan they have been executing since the beginning of the series is paying dividends now for readers as the mayhem kicks into the next gear. This title is a sure bet every month and issue #9 is no exception to that rule. One can only hope that Rebirth features something as unique in tone as Omega Men, because this series is something special in DC's lineup.

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10
One Week In The Library #1

Nov 21, 2016

One Week In The Library is a unique work that needs to be experienced. This OGN is worth your time for 10 bucks, and I really liked where Prince, Amor and Layno went with this. I love it when something goes unexpected directions and challenges the medium and how design elements can enhance and enrich “traditional” comic book storytelling.

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7.5
Optimus Prime #1

Dec 14, 2016

Optimus Prime #1 is a heavy chew, which can be both good and bad. This is not a #1 designed for a casual Transformers fan who recognizes the iconic Prime in any way, but for someone who is relatively current with the ongoing Transformers books there is quite a bit offered here. Im going to give it a few more shots to see where the creative teamtakes the political aspects of this tale, at the very least.

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6.0
Original Sin #0

Apr 22, 2014

Original Sin #0 is a solid Nova comic, but I don't feel it fills much of a purpose as a prequel to Original Sin #1. Nova readers will enjoy seeing Uatu and Sam hanging out again, but that's about all this comic accomplishes. I'm not craving the first issue of Original Sin any more than when I started reading issue #0, and that is a big miss for Marvel as the door was wide open to get readers revved up for their big event of the summer.

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8.0
Original Sin #1

May 5, 2014

If you've been keeping up with comic book news for the past few months there isn't a lot in the Original Sin #1 that will surprise you, but Aaron and Deodato tell a strong story nonetheless. This issue feels like a powder keg has just been lit, and the fireworks are going to start flying around the entire Marvel U. This event's first issue features a very strong mix of interesting characters that are written and penciled very well, with a mystery and situation that could lead to some fantastic storylines. Original Sin #1 succeeds at setting up what could be an extremely strong event, and I'm definitely coming back for the second installment, as soon as I can.

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8.5
Original Sin #2

May 21, 2014

Original Sin #2 is a solid follow up to the first issue. The story is moving forward, there is a very interesting reveal at the end of the issue and Aaron and Deodato are building a very good mystery. The ramifications for the Marvel Universe as a whole are yet to be seen, though it is obvious that the consequences from this series will be far reaching. This is a big story and the second chapter builds well on the first and if you enjoyed Original Sin #1 then this second issue is a sure bet. It's early, but so far Aaron and Deodato are building a winner.

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9.5
Original Sin #3

Jun 3, 2014

Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato have pulled the pin on a massive grenade with issue number 3 of Original Sin, and it's going to be very interesting to see where this event goes next. This issue is definitely the strongest chapter yet, and with the shocking final pages I'll admit to having no clue where this is going….and I'm loving every second of it. For anyone on the fence about this event, this issue is a biggie and there is information in this comic that will affect every corner of the Marvel Universe. This event officially matters as of this issue, and I can't wait to see what these creators are going to throw at us next.

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10
Original Sin #4

Jun 18, 2014

Original Sin #4 is the strongest issue of the series so far and the focus on the black ops team was a strong choice by the creative team. The issue closes on an extremely high note and has me craving #5 just as badly as I wanted #4, and I applaud Aaron and Deodato for having me genuinely confused as to what is going to be thrown at me next. It's not often a major event can keep readers on their toes like this, but Original Sin is not a regular event. This dark, brooding tale is exciting and dynamic and everything I could ask for from a major event book.

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8.0
Original Sin #5

Jul 1, 2014

Readers looking for extreme amounts of fireworks may not find them in Original Sin #5, as much of the issue is a look back at what Fury has been doing for decades. The momentum of the series is shifted, but Aaron plants many seeds for storylines to grow and there is definitely more than enough mystery surrounding this series to keep it going. This is a great look at what makes Nick Fury who he is, and any time Aaron gets the chance to write this legendary character I will be all over it.

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7.0
Original Sin #6

Jul 16, 2014

Original Sin #6 is not a bad comic, by any means, but it isn't a top tier comic like the previous issues to this point have been. Aaron and Deodato have the pieces on the board to set up one hell of an issue #7, that hopefully doesn't suffer from the slow pacing of issue #6. As we near the conclusion of the series things are bound to explode, and it feels like this issue may have been crafted to be the calm before the storm. If for no other reason than the final page of issue #6, I'm still in for #7 and whatever Aaron and Deodato have in store for this crazy mystery.

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9.0
Original Sin #7

Aug 13, 2014

Original Sin #7 is an entertaining, action packed comic that is full of huge moments befitting an event this large. Aaron and Deodato are primed for a big finish, and I can't wait to see how they wrap this one up.

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7.0
Original Sin #8

Sep 3, 2014

Original Sin #8 does not fully stick the landing, but it doesn't blow it by any means, either. The focus on Nick Fury is higher than ever, but considering the story so far, it makes sense. Readers get some answers amidst some huge action, and there will be ramifications (and some exciting storylines) to come in the Marvel U for quite some time. I'll admit that I'm going to miss Original Sin, and I think the event was a success as a whole, and I'll be in for any event helmed by Aaron or Deodato in the future.

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6.5
Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #2

Jul 23, 2014

Original Sin #5.2 features a solid story that is undermined by sub-par artwork. Thor: God of Thunder and Loki: Agent of Asgard readers will notice a definite decline in the quality of artwork telling the story here, and while the Tenth Realm is described in the story as being majestic, the visuals in this issue do not reflect that. This has the potential to be an epic story and if the artwork can rise to the level of the story this series will bring the thunder for Thor fans.

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10
Paklis #1

Jun 1, 2017

Paklis #1 is one hell of a bargain. This oversized issue features a skilled creator throwing down multiple interesting entries in a truly unique anthology format that I found very exciting. Many know Weaver for his art, which is fantastic throughout this collection, but he is a storytelling force to be reckoned with. Paklis has my attention and it's definitely worth yours, too.

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7.0
Peanuts #25

Feb 20, 2015

Peanuts #25 is exactly what I expected it to be, which I appreciated. The spirit of this comic is very true to the source material and Peanuts fans will get a kick out of this one. It is a fairly quick read, which is probably to be expected, so if you're on the fence about whether or not to get it, recognize that this is a Peanuts book that is crafted in a strip-like manner. With that in mind, I'm pretty sure you'll get a few smiles and maybe even some chuckles out of this issue.

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9.5
Peter Panzerfaust #1

Jan 14, 2012

I have absolutely no idea what to expect from this title, as the last page completely shocked me, but I have a feeling that unpredictability will be half of the fun of Peter Panzerfaust.

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8.5
Planet Hulk #3

Jul 15, 2015

Planet Hulk continues to impress with this third issue, keeping things fresh and I am locked in on this story. Big action, an entertaining trio and more Hulks than you can handle, Planet Hulk has been a surprising delight in the sea of Secret Wars minis and Devil Dinosaur is my spirit animal.

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9.0
Powers (2015) #1

Jan 24, 2015

Powers #1 is a great jumping on point for anyone looking to try the series out based on all the show buzz. It gives readers a look at the world the book is set in, some of the challenges for law enforcement in said world, and the ass-kickery that only Deena Pilgrim can deliver is on full display. Powers is like if Law & Order featured super powered humans but was on HBO and kicked all kinds of ass. If you dig the sounds of that, Powers is your book.

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9.5
Pretty Deadly #1

Oct 21, 2013

Pretty Deadly #1 is a fantastic debut issue by creators who are working in perfect tandem to tell one of the tightest stories I have seen in a #1 issue in a long time. The world of Pretty Deadly is dark and filled with ominous tones, but also a bizarre beauty and grace that was not expected. This is, by no means, your typical Western and DeConnick and Rios have a winner on their hands. Get your hands on a copy of this as fast as you can, I have absolutely no doubt this comic will sell out (if it hasn't already). This is one you'll want to be in on the ground floor for, as Pretty Deadly #1 sets up all the pieces for this series to be something really special.

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8.5
Prophet #22

Feb 23, 2012

Simon Roy has the task of keeping a desert caravan visually interesting, something I suspect no penciler would find easy. Roy keeps the issue interesting with a variety of layouts and a new visual take on the aliens John is encountering. These are not typical ‘alien species' that we see in other comics, this caravan is a bizarre place and Roy takes that concept and runs wild with it. The detail in the caravan is superb and while there were times I had no idea what I was looking at, I found myself investigating to find out what it was due to my increased fascination for where this creative team had put John. Prophet appears to be in very strong creative hands and I look forward to finding out what happens to John next. If there is one thing this issue and Extreme re-launch has taught me it is to expect the unexpected.

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7.0
Prophet #24

Apr 18, 2012

The art by Farel Dalrymple suits the script well. Dalrymple has a difficult task, creating a truly alien world and he excels at it. This world is visually engaging in its foreign nature and Dalrymple does a good job of keeping the narrative flowing when the internal monologue of Prophet isn't fleshing the story out. Dalrymple definitely suits this title well and would be a great long term artist on this book.

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8.0
Punk Rock Jesus #6

Jan 1, 2013

What struck me as I was reading this comic was just how“punk” it is. This feels like an indie punk album transformed into the comic medium and I applaud Murphy for getting that feeling across.This is quite an end to the critically acclaimed mini-series and while it is not material for younger readers or the faint of heart, it is a very well crafted comic. Murphy does not hold back even though he is in controversial territory, and the story is strong because of his candor. Punk Rock Jesus is definitely a book that I expect to turn up awards lists come Eisner time.

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7.0
Rai #1

Apr 30, 2014

Rai #1 is missing the elements that have made every other Valiant title successful thus far. X-O, Harbinger, and the rest of the line have focused on the dynamic characters in the Valiant Universe and the explosive personalities they possess. Rai, however, is a lifeless look at a dark future that leans too heavily on a worn out class struggle and characters that, as of yet, have no depth at all. The spark that has been in each Valiant #1 is missing here, and I hope for the sake of the title, and character, that it is found soon.

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8.5
Raven #3

Nov 16, 2016

All things considered, Raven #3 is a great middle-of-the-arc issue that moves the story along nicely. Wolfman's writing is excellent and Borges and Blond live up to their end of the bargain, delivering a rock-solid issue that fans of the character can enjoy.

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9.0
Red Lanterns #24

Oct 25, 2013

Red Lanterns #24 is a strong chapter before the final issue of Lights Out. The focus on the Reds and their role in this event is strong, which is appreciated because I feared they would be stream-rolled in their own book. Soule & Vitti put those fears to rest and presented a Corps that is incapable of being bowled over and I can't wait to see what role they will play in next week's Lights Out finale.

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8.5
Resident Alien #1

May 23, 2012

But a script is only half an equation, and the visuals don't disappoint, either! Steve Parkhouse keeps the visuals of this book easy on the eyes and perfectly represents the quaint town lifestyle. Nothing moves quickly here, nor does it need to, and Harry, while an alien, is exceptionally expressive. This is one of those great creative pairings: Hogan and Parkhouse are in sync on Resident Alien and the reader gets to reap the reward of their hard work.

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8.0
Resident Alien #3

Jul 26, 2012

If you haven't been reading Resident Alien, start. This is a great finale to the first volume of the series that I hope to see more of very soon.

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8.0
Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #2

Oct 9, 2013

This is a solid issue in the middle of this mini-series and it drives the story forward well. For fans of murder mystery shows with a twist, Resident Alien will be right up your alley. Issue #2 is well crafted and a strong issue for readers to dive into. Resident Alien is as strong as ever, and fans of the first series will be right at home with this issue.

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7.5
Revolutionary War: Alpha #1

Jan 8, 2014

Revolutionary War: Alpha #1 sets a solid tone for the event going forward. While the story is somewhat straightforward and filled with a lot of information for new readers, these creators definitely do these UK heroes justice and this series has my attention.

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8.5
Robin Rises: Alpha #1

Dec 24, 2014

Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert deliver a strong one-shot with Robin Rises: Alpha #1. The saga of the young Robin's life, death, and the quest for his resurrection has been epic and for readers who have come on the journey, this is a strong payoff. There are some powerful moments in here and I can't wait to read the next issue of Batman And Robin.

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8.5
Robin Rises: Omega #1

Jul 16, 2014

Pete Tomasi and Andy Kubert kick off this event in style with Robin Rises: Omega #1. This issue is solid from start to finish and provides a great foundation for this story to build upon. Tomasi continues the story he has been masterfully weaving for over a year and Andy Kubert compliments his script well, delivering some great splash pages and capturing the intensity of the action with his solid artwork. While Tomasi and Gleason may be a bit more in sync, this is a creative battery that delivers the goods in this issue, and anyone who is invested in Damian Wayne (or just likes a good story) can't go wrong picking this one up.

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8.5
Robin War #1

Dec 2, 2015

Robin War #1 kicks off this crossover in fine fashion. While we currently have Robins everywhere in the DCU between all the titles in this crossover and the weekly Eternal series, King and the art team craft a compelling enough story here to have my attention. Robins vs. Owls, I'm in.

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9.0
Robin War #2

Jan 13, 2016

Robin War #2 caps off this crossover with a bang and I am excited for where the aftershocks of this story will take some of these characters. Tom King, Khary Randolph and the rest of the art team deliver a great story with some very memorable moments and if you're a fan of any of the Robins and were waiting to see what the verdict was on the entirety of Robin War, I can say with certainty that you should check it out.

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9.0
Robin: Son of Batman #1

Jun 17, 2015

Robin: Son of Batman #1 is a very strong issue and a decent jumping on point for anyone looking to get into books featuring this young Robin without heading back to the Morrison issues. Gleason's art is fantastic and his writing is just as good, and Robin: Son of Batman #1 is a winner.

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9.0
Robin: Son of Batman #9

Feb 17, 2016

Robin: Son Of Batman #9 is a great read. A talented storyteller gives readers a great take on a dynamic character and his posse while ushering in a new chapter for the youngest Robin. Damian's a special kid and Robin: Son Of Batman is a special comic.

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8.0
Roche Limit #2

Oct 29, 2014

Roche Limit #2 is a solid follow up to a strong debut for the creator-owned series that feels like it is going all out…and succeeding. Moreci and Malhotra are building a world and telling a character driven story all at once, an ambitious goal that they are achieving so far. The design of this book is great, with integration of corporate-style infographics juxtaposing with Malhotra's artwork well, giving Roche Limit a very unique feel. If you are a noir fan, or someone who enjoys gritty comics with a bit of a scientific flair, I highly recommend Roche Limit. Moreci and Malhotra are delivering some of their best work I have ever read.

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4.0
S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #3

Feb 27, 2015

S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 is the weakest chapter in the series so far, with a story that is too basic to stay interesting with the addition of some banter. This issue fell into some of the traps one shots typically face and I'm hoping we see some of the aspects that make Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. work in this comic in the near future.

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9.0
Saga #1

Mar 13, 2012

Saga #1 is yet another example from Image Comics of what the world of creator owned can be. This tale could not be told in any other medium in the same way and you will be doing yourself a favour if you give this one a shot.

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7.5
Samurai Jack #12

Sep 24, 2014

Zub, Suriano and Beavers have got a fun thing going on in Samurai Jack #12. Fans of the show should love this comic, and it's a safe read for younger audiences as well. That's not to say it's explicitly for kids, it's just safe for all ages and extremely accessible. They pulled me in enough to have me coming back for issue #13, and I need to know what happens to this broken blade!

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4.0
Savage Wolverine #5

May 30, 2013

Savage Wolverine #5 was, sadly, a weak ending to the story Frank Cho has been telling. His art is strong, but that's all there is in this comic.

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8.0
Scam #1

Jan 26, 2012

Cons: Art isn't as sharp in some places as others, but that said, Mulvey really gets into a zone toward the end of the issue.

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9.5
Scarlet Spider #1

Jan 14, 2012

The issue is fresh in the manner that Marvel heroes haven't set foot here before, nor has there been a hero quite like Kaine. This is new territory and it's a lot of fun reading the trail being blazed.

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9.0
Scarlet Spider #2

Feb 10, 2012

Scarlet Spider #2 is widescreen action at it's finest. We've got web-slinging and fire all over the place and it is a sight to behold. If Stegman keeps this up he's going to be top dog in Marvel's stable, and rightfully so.

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9.5
Scarlet Spider #4

Apr 17, 2012

And the second dynamic component that makes this book such a great read is artist Ryan Stegman. With each issue the bond between Yost and Stegman gets stronger as Yost leans on Stegman's fantastic art to tell parts of these action-heavy stories. Scarlet Spider is a high octane book and Stegman pours tons of energy into every single panel. Stegman's art is superhero action at it's absolute best and while the action is fast and furious Stegman skillfully manages to add emotion to the fight sequences. The eyes of all the characters involved in the action in this issue are filled with a frenzied bloodlust that few artists are capable of portraying. With issues like this Stegman is cementing himself as one of the best artists in the world of comics.

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10
Scooby Apocalypse #1

May 25, 2016

The concept and setting of the book is very intriguing, and Scooby Apocalypse #1 feels a bit like the Archie Horror titles in the way that characters can be re-imagined and put in very different scenarios but still stay true to their original forms. It shows the depth and range of the characters and when storytellers like Giffen, DeMatteis and Porter get a hold of them, magic happens. Scooby Apocalypse #1 has the perfect blend of fun, drama and action and it is everything I hoped it would be, and much more. This is a fun comic that made me smile like a fool, and I enjoyed it immensely.

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9.0
Scooby Apocalypse #12

Apr 12, 2017

Scooby Apocalypse #12 is a fun romp that properly characterizes a menace the world is currently suffering through. Even zombies hate this guy, and Giffen, DeMatteis, Eaglesham & Hi-Fi sell it. 12 issues in, Im still into this series and thats aces in my books.

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9.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #1

Nov 21, 2013

The first issue of Scooby-Doo Team-Up is a ton of fun readers of all ages and a great nostalgic trip for anyone who watched Scooby-Doo growing up. Fisch and Brizuela tell a fun little story with some good laughs for the whole family.

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9.0
Secret Avengers #22

Feb 8, 2012

This is one of those great issues where the script and pencils mesh well and I look forward to issue #23.

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8.0
Secret Avengers #24

Mar 29, 2012

I don't often comment on covers but I want to give a shout out to Arthur Adams and Laura Martin for one of the most visually engaging superhero covers I've seen in awhile.

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4.0
Secret Avengers #27

May 25, 2012

All in all, this book is a shining example of what I consider to be the worst points of the Avengers Vs. X-Men event. This issue only connects to the main event in the loosest sense, drawing on an iconic character for virtually no reason and drawing some major characters into a fray away from the main event. This arc has to pull a serious 180 to save itself.