Chuck's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Chuck's Comic Of The Day Reviews: 2368
8.3Avg. Review Rating

6.0
100th Anniversary Special: Fantastic Four #1

Jul 6, 2014

It's an interesting experiment, but not a successful one. I can't recommend this one.

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8.0
13 Coins #1

Oct 28, 2014

This is definitely not a series for kids, but for those looking for a serious and gripping story of good vs. evil - and lots of terrific artwork - this is the book for you!

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9.0
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1

May 3, 2016

This isn't a book for everyone, but it's an interesting start.

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8.4
4001 A.D. #1

May 9, 2016

It's a bit much to take in one sitting, but writer Matt Kindt keeps it rolling along, and artists Clayton Crain and David Mack bring the future to life with some striking, powerful art.

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8.4
4001 A.D. #3

Aug 1, 2016

The story of the battle between man and machine is a classic, and it's serviced well in this mini-series.

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9.0
4001 A.D. #4

Sep 4, 2016

With excellent artwork by Clayton Crain and a terrific story by Matt Kindt, it's a strong mini-series and a great springboard for Rai.

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8.0
A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #10

Dec 11, 2016

As a fan of comics with a good sense of humor, I enjoyed this offbeat adventure - and I'm curious to see where it goes from here.

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7.0
A+X #1

Nov 1, 2012

If great art is enough, pick this one up. If you want some story in your comics, keep looking.

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7.0
A+X #2

Dec 3, 2012

So, don't pick this up expecting anything deep and meaningful - but it is fun.

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6.0
A+X #3

Dec 25, 2012

It's not a bad issue for a comic series - but it's not compelling or sharp enough to demand our attention.

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9.0
A-Force #1

May 21, 2015

So a strong start here, with new and familiar heroes working together - I'll stick with this one.

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8.0
A-Force #2

Jul 3, 2015

I think the series has tons of potential - strong art, lots of great characters, new and interesting heroes - but it needs to move forward, and it needs to keep its characters straight.

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6.0
A-Force #3

Aug 15, 2015

Perhaps it's just the weird Battleworld rules that make this series so disjointed. It has a great cast, it just needs to figure out what to do with them.

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8.4
A-Force #4

Sep 10, 2015

The story's a bit thin, but it's an entertaining issue - finally! Apparently this series will survive the end of the Secret Wars (whatever that means), so here's hoping the improvements continue!

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8.4
A-Force (2016) #1

Jan 8, 2016

It's still early, but once again, there's lots of potential - it remains to be seen if this team can live up to its promise.

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9.0
Action Comics #869

Sep 23, 2008

An outstanding story is unfolding here, and it's one that will apparently affect Superman's stories for years to come. If you haven't been reading this title, you're missing out on a big new beginning for the biggest name in comics. Highly recommended!

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9.6
Action Comics #870

Oct 9, 2008

It's very simple: if you're not reading Action Comics, you're missing a classic.

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8.4
Action Comics #871

Nov 16, 2008

In other words: so far, so good.

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8.0
Action Comics #873

Jan 17, 2009

Once you get past the cover, it's a strong issue - but I still think the cover was a cheat. Speaking of which, Luthor only appears in two pages of the story. Just sayin' is all.

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9.0
Action Comics #894

Oct 28, 2010

So this is a one-and-done comic for me - but I'm glad I managed to score this issue. It's worth it to see an old favorite, even if she's just putting in a cameo appearance.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #0

Sep 6, 2012

Still, it's another strong issue in this series, and one we should treasure - along with the writer - while we can.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #1

Sep 8, 2011

It's a fresh approach to a classic character, it's interesting and it leaves lots of leeway for future stories. The sky's the limit!

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #2

Oct 7, 2011

With a strong story, lots of plot twists and some intriguing characters, this is what the DC reboot should be - but mostly hasn't been.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #3

Nov 4, 2011

Great comic, terrific art - you should be buying this comic!

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #4

Dec 9, 2011

If so, it's a shaky start to what has been up to now my favorite of the "New 52" books.

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9.6
Action Comics (2011) #5

Jan 5, 2012

I was prepared to be put off by this issue, but it won me over. Outstanding craftsmanship will do it every time.

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9.6
Action Comics (2011) #6

Feb 3, 2012

I just hope Morrison has a nice long run on this title - so far, it's the best by far of the "New 52."

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #7

Mar 8, 2012

This continues to be my favorite title in DC's "New 52" - it's creative, impossible to predict and clever, with terrific artwork.

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7.0
Action Comics (2011) #8

Apr 6, 2012

Morrison has set up numerous stories to keep this book percolating far into the future - but this one was a bit of a stumble.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #9

May 6, 2012

Better luck with your next publicity stunt, DC.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #11

Aug 4, 2012

Oh, and Morrison isn't completely without blame - the resolution of this issue was silly.

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10
Action Comics (2011) #13

Oct 5, 2012

A special issue, and highly recommended!

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9.6
Action Comics (2011) #14

Nov 9, 2012

Oh, there's a twist ending that seems to come out of left field - but that's a small quibble in an issue that's just packed with wonderful moments. This is still one of my favorites from the "New 52."

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #15

Dec 8, 2012

I believe next issue is the last one in Morrison's run on this title - and that's a shame, because Superman's adventures haven't been this good in a long time.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #16

Jan 12, 2013

It's a fun, rollicking story that provide lots of smiles for this fan.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #17

Feb 25, 2013

It's great to see the Man of Steel being treated with intelligence and imagination. He should be the greatest hero in comics - and for the past year-and-a-half, he's earned the title.

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9.6
Action Comics (2011) #18

Mar 25, 2013

But (thanks also to the excellent art by Rags Morales and Brad Walker) it's a heck of a wrap-up. Highly recommended!

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8.4
Action Comics (2011) #25

Nov 9, 2013

I actually wish they'd spend more time on the early Superman - he's much more interesting than the modern day version they've created.

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6.0
Adam Strange / Future Quest Special #1

Apr 1, 2017

T.C. works best in his own alley with his friends - not slinking through the alleys of Gotham City.

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8.4
Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #1

Aug 16, 2009

So all in all, not a bad package, but nothing earth-shattering yet, either. It is great to see Adventure Comics back on the stands, though we'll have to give this one a few more months to get a better idea of where it's all going.

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5.0
Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #3

Oct 18, 2009

The promise of greater things is evident, but so far, we're just seeing bunts and singles. (OK, I'll stop now.)

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8.4
Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #4

Nov 21, 2009

So this one is recommended (with some Prime reservations).

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1.6
Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #5

Dec 12, 2009

This one is really hurting his grading curve. A terrible comic.

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7.0
Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #6

Jan 15, 2010

Not bad, but not up to the usual Johns standards. I had hoped for more.

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8.4
Adventures Of Superman #517

Aug 16, 2010

So, two entertaining features that long-time fans will no doubt enjoy, but they're accessible enough that new readers should have no trouble following along.

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7.0
Adventures Of Superman #521

Dec 5, 2010

I'll be looking for that comic - but I think I'm done with Adventure Comics - at least for now.

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9.6
Age of Ultron #1

Mar 7, 2013

Oh, and the cover features a foil-embossed cover. Can't get more '90s than that!

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9.0
Age of Ultron #3

Mar 28, 2013

Which is a lot more than I can say about most event books these days.

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9.6
Age of Ultron #5

Apr 12, 2013

I still have the unsettling feeling that I know where this is all going, but it's been mighty entertaining (if quite grim) getting there. Recommended!

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8.4
Age of Ultron #6

Apr 18, 2013

Here's hoping that my fears are groundless and Bendis is about to pull a plot twisting rabbit out of his hat. (Wouldn't that be something!)

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8.0
Age of Ultron #7

May 2, 2013

I know, time travel complications are a time-honored tradition in comics (and Star Trek episodes) - but it's going to take a heck of a finale to tie this up - or use it as a launch pad for future stories.

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9.0
Age of Ultron #8

May 17, 2013

Even though the story's kind of all over the place, I have to admit that it's still compelling enough to keep me coming back for the rest of the series, just to see how they untangle this mess.

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8.0
Age of Ultron #9

Jun 7, 2013

Here's hoping - but I'm finding it difficult to see.

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8.4
Age of Ultron #10

Jun 20, 2013

I just wish it had been allowed a few more surprises.

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8.4
Agent Carter: SHIELD 50th Anniversary #1

Sep 19, 2015

So if you can get past the continuity, it's entertaining - but despite the bigger action scenes, it's not really up to the level of the TV show.

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8.4
Agents Of Atlas Vol. 2 #1

Feb 10, 2009

"Atlas" made its rep by being fresh and different. Now's not the time to fall into the "Dark" rut along with the rest of Marvel's lineup. Surely we can get a break in there somewhere.

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8.4
Agents Of Atlas Vol. 2 #2

Mar 8, 2009

This is definitely a book to watch (or at least read).

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8.4
Agents Of Atlas Vol. 2 #3

Apr 6, 2009

I get the feeling that the story is in danger of painting itself into a corner - but creating that scenario is probably the goal of the creative team. I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here.

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8.0
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Jan 18, 2016

The plot just bounces all over the place and never really comes together - and the final secret reveal ends up on ground that's been well-trod.

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8.0
Airboy #1

Jun 9, 2015

This is not a comic for kids or for the easily offended. It's a completely different approach to the storytelling process - you'll either love it or hate it.

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9.0
Alien Legion: Uncivil War #4

Sep 29, 2014

It's great to see this series back in action, and hopefully this is just the beginning of a new series of stories!

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9.0
All New Fathom #1

Jul 30, 2013

So, a good start to this series about a sexy and powerful woman, and a good jumping-on spot for new readers.

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8.0
All New Fathom #4

Dec 3, 2013

With the characters and the menace set, next issue holds lots of promise, as long as it builds on the foundation provided with this issue.

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8.0
All New Fathom #5

Feb 4, 2014

The story has a lot of potential, but this issue only gives us a few baby steps of progress - here's hoping the next issue picks up the pace.

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9.0
All New Fathom (2017) #1

Feb 13, 2017

So not exactly a reboot, but a solid return for Aspen's top character. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!

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9.0
All New Fathom (2017) #2

Mar 14, 2017

Its a great balance of action, character interaction and strong art.

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6.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #0

Oct 11, 2015

So, lots to choose from, but you don't get enough of a sample here to decide which one is most worthy of your hard-earned $3.99.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #1

Nov 13, 2015

So it's a solid start for this series, though it leaves us with quite a few questions. That's not a bad thing at all.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #2

Dec 8, 2015

So far it's been good - we'll see if next issue moves the needle into the "great" category.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #3

Jan 15, 2016

The other post-Secret Wars Avengers comics (Uncanny, New) haven't impressed me much. This is the best of the bunch by far.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #4

Jan 28, 2016

The joy of the issue - aside from lots of hoo-hah action - is the character interactions, as this new team starts to pull together (or, in some cases, annoy each other), trying to overcome limited resources and the new team dynamics.

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9.6
All-New All-Different Avengers #5

Feb 11, 2016

So things are moving fast here, and we have no idea what the next move will be. It's that sense of the unknown, the string of surprises and the interesting mix of characters that makes this series so much fun to read.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #6

Feb 27, 2016

Of the Avengers books I've read so far (and they are a multitude), this one is the cream that rises to the top.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #7

Mar 24, 2016

My solution is, I'll keep buying this title for the creative team. But many more stunts like this and I think I'll have no choice but to drop this title, too.

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8.4
All-New All-Different Avengers #8

Apr 15, 2016

It's part of the multi-issue, crossing-between-different-titles story called Avengers Standoff - so I'm working at a disadvantage here, because I haven't been reading any of the other tie-ins. Luckily, Waid knows how to tell a story, and Adam Kubert provides terrific art.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #9

May 12, 2016

It's a solid first step, and I'm willing to suspend my traditional "bleh" - until the character gives me a reason to feel otherwise.

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9.6
All-New All-Different Avengers #10

Jun 5, 2016

So, another strong issue and (thankfully) it has nothing to do with Civil War. What's not to like?

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9.6
All-New All-Different Avengers #11

Jul 2, 2016

Eleven issues in and this series continues to excel. And oh, that cliffhanger!

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9.6
All-New All-Different Avengers #12

Jul 30, 2016

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9.6
All-New All-Different Avengers #13

Aug 11, 2016

A great series, one of the best Marvel has right now. You should be reading this one.

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9.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #14

Sep 9, 2016

Nadia is growing on me, and if having her around means we'll get to see more of the original Wasp, then I'm all for it. Comics can always use more fun characters, after all!

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7.0
All-New Doop #1

Apr 14, 2014

If you're looking for a comic that's daring and different, here you go.

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9.0
All-New Ghost Rider #1

Mar 31, 2014

It's an impressive first outing, and if they can avoid the "invincible demon" pitfall for the Ghost Rider, then they should have something very special here. The series is off to a great start!

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9.0
All-New Invaders #1

Jan 23, 2014

So the good news is, for this issue at least, the old James Robinson is back! Here's hoping for more of the same.

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9.0
All-New Invaders #2

Feb 8, 2014

So far, this series continues to carry the banner of quality established by the original series. More like this, please!

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8.4
All-New Invaders #10

Sep 28, 2014

This series hasn't quite clicked yet - there have been some great moments, and a few lackluster ones - but you get the sense that it's almost there. Hopefully!

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9.0
All-New Invaders #12

Nov 27, 2014

We've been waiting a few years for this storyline to pop up (it was first teased in the resurrection of Captain America), and it promises to have far-reaching affects on Marvel's titles. Maybe.

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7.0
All-New Marvel NOW Point One #1

Jan 12, 2014

There are some nice snippets to see - the Loki part of the story is probably the best, but the whole thing really doesn't add up to a whole comic, much less one that costs double a single issue. I'd advise holding off until the individual issues show up.

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7.0
All-New Miracleman Annual #1

Jan 2, 2015

So I can't really give this a strong recommendation - it's a fair effort, but it has some powerful storytelling to live up to, and it doesn't quite reach the mark.

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8.0
All-New Soulfire #1

Nov 17, 2013

You don't get much more than in introduction here, but it's plenty to bring you up to speed - and it's all easy on the eyes!

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7.0
All-New Wolverine #1

Nov 14, 2015

Perhaps the series will prove me wrong - maybe there's a great story there that justifies the change. But so far, I don't see it.

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8.0
All-New X-Factor #1

Jan 10, 2014

So it's a surprisingly average start for this new version of the long-running series. But we'll have to reserve judgment until we get a little more mileage on the new vehicle.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #1

Nov 15, 2012

But with this issue - for this series, at least - I'm back on the X-Men side of the fence. We'll see if Bendis and Immonen can keep this momentum going.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #2

Nov 30, 2012

I have a lot of faith in Bendis and his ability to make even this improbable story work - but I hope he hasn't painted himself into a corner this time around.

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8.0
All-New X-Men #3

Dec 9, 2012

I'm here more for the art than anything else - which is surprising for a book written by Brian Bendis. But there's still plenty of time for him to make this work - but so far, I'm struggling to get on board.

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9.6
All-New X-Men #5

Jan 4, 2013

There are lots of reasons to like this comic, but I'm especially grateful that is brings Jean Grey back to us (and like the Beast, I was always a fan of the green costume, too).

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9.0
All-New X-Men #6

Jan 20, 2013

This series may be taking its sweet time, but so far, it's been a fun ride. Works for me!

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8.4
All-New X-Men #8

Mar 10, 2013

But this continues to be a very entertaining story, which is more than I've been anle to say about an X-Men comic for a long time.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #12

Jun 10, 2013

We seem to be a long way from resolving the reasons behind bringing the original team to the more murky present, but so far, it's been a fun ride, with something for fans both new and old.

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7.0
All-New X-Men #15

Aug 11, 2013

I find that the longer the original team is in the present, the less I like them. Instead of being one of Marvel's premiere teams, they've become a bunch of teens who seem out of their league and floundering in the present.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #17

Oct 4, 2013

   So if you walked away from the X-Men a while back (and who could blame you?), this series might be a good reason to drop by the old neighborhood.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #18

Nov 14, 2013

As ever, a fun, breezy script by Brian Michael Bendis, and fantastic art by Stuart Imonen and Wade Von Grawbadger - there's a lot to like here, and I'm curious to see where it all goes from here. And I can't help but hope that the team sticks around for a good long while.

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8.4
All-New X-Men #20

Dec 19, 2013

There's not a lot of deep thought going on here - just straightforward action in the typical Marvel fashion. Nothing wrong with that!

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8.0
All-New X-Men #21

Jan 20, 2014

It's almost worth picking up just for the art - but that's the only thing exceptional about it.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #22.NOW

Jan 27, 2014

This issue is setting up a multi-issue crossover event - the Trial of Jean Grey - and considering the guests who show up on the final page, it promises to be a heck of a lot of fun. So far, it's a very promising start!

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9.0
All-New X-Men #23

Feb 14, 2014

So far, this has been a lot of fun - but with only two issues to go, this is shaping up to be a very short trial. Lucky Jean's not using the Flash's lawyer!

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8.4
All-New X-Men #24

Mar 13, 2014

Perhaps Bendis will "stick" the ending, but hope is fading fast. This isn't a bad story - it's just not a great one.

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8.0
All-New X-Men #25

Apr 10, 2014

The story is a pretty thin (and actually somewhat grim) excuse for several poster images of the team and assorted members. But the art almost makes up for it.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #26

May 5, 2014

While I'm a fan of the typical Marvel action issues, I have to admit I don't mind these "slow" issues, as long as they're done well - like this one.

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8.0
All-New X-Men #27

May 17, 2014

It makes sense as a tactic in combat, but it makes for a confusing story. The art is terrific, but the story is just too time-tangled to enjoy - or make sense of.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #29

Jul 13, 2014

I hope (and trust) that this will wrap up this story for a while - it's definitely time to move on to something fresh - but kudos to the creative team for sticking the landing and throwing in a number of surprises along the way.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #30

Aug 16, 2014

The issue is a bit off-beat - but mighty entertaining!

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8.4
All-New X-Men #31

Aug 31, 2014

While this isn't the first Marvel issue to do this kind of crossover, this one's going to be a challenge to sort out.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #32

Sep 20, 2014

This is shaping up to be a fun cross-over - though where it goes from here, I have no idea!

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9.0
All-New X-Men #33

Oct 30, 2014

It's building slowly, but it's been a great ride so far. It's been a while since I felt that way about an X-Men comic.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #34

Dec 21, 2014

The question is, how long can this story continue? At the rate it's moving, it could be six months before the team gets back together. Of course, as long as each issue is as much fun as this one, you won't find many readers who'll complain.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #35

Jan 22, 2015

It's fast-paced, loaded with great dialogue and a heck of a lot of fun.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #36

Feb 13, 2015

It's a good wrap to the story, and gets us ready for the next big event - the Black Vortex. Recommended!

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8.0
All-New X-Men #39

Mar 20, 2015

So far this series is still fun, but it's starting to get that familiar "four issue story stretched into a dozen issues" feeling. We'll see.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #40

Apr 23, 2015

It's great that a gay kid reading this comic has a hero to identify with, and if it helps that kid get through life's struggles in the same way that those heroes helped young Chuck cope with being a bookworm and a science fiction fan, then I'm all for it.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #41

Jun 6, 2015

With a sharp story and terrific art by Mahmud Asrar, and a potential sea-change for the series in the offing, it might be a good time for those of you who've strayed from the series to check in.

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9.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #1

Dec 3, 2015

Sometimes the best strategy with a series is to get back to the basics, and while that's not the whole story here - the team doesn't live at Xavier's school anymore - it feels like a fresh start, and that's good enough for me.

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8.4
All-New X-Men (2015) #2

Dec 19, 2015

So far I like the new series, but the ending of this issue felt a lot like the ending of the first one.

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9.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #3

Jan 14, 2016

I love the art (Mark Bagley and Andrew Hennessy), and I like the story (Dennis Hopeless) - there's a lot of potential here.

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9.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #4

Feb 14, 2016

In other words, this feels a lot like a classic X-Men comic - and that's a very good thing!

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7.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #5

Mar 1, 2016

This is the first issue of (the latest version of) All-New X-Men that really didn't work for me. That's because everyone - including the bad guy - acts like they have no sense.

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8.4
All-New X-Men (2015) #8

Apr 16, 2016

This "new" version of the All-New X-Men has been a bit hit and miss so far, but this issue works well.

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9.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #9

May 15, 2016

It's a solid kick-off for this title's coverage of the Apocalypse Wars (whatever that is).

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8.4
All-New X-Men (2015) #12

Aug 14, 2016

Still, great art and strong writing make this a series to watch. (But I'd like it better with fewer demons.)

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8.4
All-New X-Men (2015) #13

Sep 16, 2016

It's a small story, but important just the same.

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7.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #16

Dec 17, 2016

This one is disappointing, although I did get a kick out of a comment by Iceman - it was a fun jab at the X-Men's often-impenetrable continuity.

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8.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #17

Jan 20, 2017

It's a sweet love story - but not much more than that.

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9.0
All-New X-Men (2015) #18

Feb 5, 2017

Great art and a strong story here - if they could just finish up the ongoing Inhumans vs. X-Men foolishness, they could get on with the business at hand: restoring the X-franchise.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #1

Aug 10, 2016

This comic is witty and biting and on point. This comic is like Twitter without the Trolls and the Trump. It is what I needed this week, and may be what you need next week. If you're a Ms. Marvel fan, or a fan fiction fan of any sort, this needs to be in your collection. I'm hanging with this series.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #2

Sep 15, 2016

It's a fast-paced, high-energy series packed with amazing art by John Romita, Jr., and a multi-layered script by Scott Snyder.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #3

Oct 14, 2016

The idea behind the story is a little shaky, and the series is a bit on the brutal side, but it's a heck of a lot of fun - highly recommended!

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7.0
All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #10

Sep 26, 2008

So what we have here is a completely different take on the Batman (and Robin), and one that some readers may really enjoy - but others will hate. Me, I don't hate it - it's just... different, that's all. Your (blank)ing mileage may (blank)ing vary.

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10
All-Star Superman #12

Sep 18, 2008

If you think Superman is an old, tired character, with no stories left to tell, then this series will show you there's still plenty of life left in the old boy - he is, after all, the first great comic book superhero, and he's apparently just getting warmed up.

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8.4
All-Star Western #6

Feb 27, 2012

This creative team has had a long, strong run on Hex, and it continues here - and given the guest stars who appear on the last page of the Hex story, the future should be very interesting.

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8.0
Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #0.1

May 23, 2011

It's hard to tell where the series will go from here, but I'm encouraged enough to give it a chance. Starting over from the start isn't always the best idea, but I think it's definitely the best choice for Canada's super-team.

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8.4
Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #1

Jun 19, 2011

The problem with the series is the same as always: bringing so many disparate heroes together into a functioning team. So far, they're off to a reasonable start.

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7.0
Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #3

Aug 15, 2011

Three issues in (and five to go) and I'm still not sure if I like this series. Apparently there are big events in the wind, so I'll hang on for now - but just barely.

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6.0
Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #8

Jan 31, 2012

This series was a valiant effort, but it fell short of success.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #37

May 31, 2010

So what's to complain about? The product may be thinner and the price higher, but at least the content is solid. But they could have thrown in a couple of pin-ups to sweeten the deal. Or maybe just put the word "Annual" on the cover.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #571

Sep 14, 2008

Part of being a fan is being patient, and I suspect that eventually, the "One Day More" storyline will be "corrected," and we'll see Spider-Man get back to his amazing self. In the meantime, longtime fans will have to console themselves with the excellent Ultimate Spider-Man comic, and the occasional worthy storyline (like this one) in the original series.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #573

Oct 21, 2008

I hope the answer turns out to be "Yes," but the record for the past year is pretty thin.

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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man #577

Nov 14, 2008

So this issue is basically a mess and worth avoiding. Again, I'm all for an occasional experiment - but sometimes it's back to the ol' drawing board.

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8.4
Amazing Spider-Man #580

Dec 16, 2008

And there's more good news - the Letters Page promises more work from Stern in the near future. It's like it's Christmas time!

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #582

Jan 13, 2009

This isn't a bad comic - but right now, it's all volume and no heart. Perhaps it is possible to get too much of a good thing.

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5.0
Amazing Spider-Man #584

Jan 27, 2009

I appreciate that they're trying to give Spider-Man a new start, a fresh outlook - but there's a reason why the old version was popular. People cared about him and his loved ones.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #587

Feb 24, 2009

There's no griping about the artwork, though - John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson are turning in terrific work here, and the comic is well worth buying for that alone.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #588

Mar 22, 2009

It's really a shame, but I don't know how much longer I'll be collecting this comic - it's on the edge of being cut. I keep hoping it'll turn around, but so far, there's no sign of that happening. Bummer.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #591

Apr 20, 2009

It's like the old line, "We can't miss you if you won't go away." The sooner they stop dredging this up and trying to explain every detail, the sooner fandom can get back to enjoying Spider-Man's adventures. Hopefully.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #594

May 26, 2009

But is change in the wind for Spidey? It's interesting to note that the newspaper strip changed to match the "new" Spidey (namely, it moved to an earlier time period and put Peter Parker back in college, dating Mary Jane. But this Sunday, the strip reverted back to the "present," and has Peter once again married. According to the strip, the return was made in response to "hundreds of letters." Is it a preview of what's coming in the comic book?

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3.0
Amazing Spider-Man #596

Jun 9, 2009

With Ultimate Spider-Man being canceled and Amazing Spider-Man being... well, what it is, I'm really missing the hero who was once my favorite. These days, his comic is nearly at the bottom of the list.

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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man #599

Jul 19, 2009

I'd much rather have a monthly comic with top talent working on it instead of the current method, which is cranking out comics as fast as possible. You get more Spidey that way, but it's the difference between Big Macs and a steak dinner.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man #600

Jul 24, 2009

This issue, though - good stuff.

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8.4
Amazing Spider-Man #627

Apr 2, 2010

And while I'm here, why oh why doesn't Marvel have Stern chained to a computer, writing a book or two for them? Surely there's a place for a craftsman who's a true pro? I can think of a few books that would benefit from his talents...

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2.0
Amazing Spider-Man #692

Aug 23, 2012

Sorry. Gave it a shot. Didn't like it at all.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #698

Nov 22, 2012

But there's nothing here to make me change my mind. This comic is going to have to do better than this. It's going to take some serious retooling to drag me back to the fold.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man #699

Dec 7, 2012

Good thing there's only one issue left - this is one comic that desperately needs a reboot. Wonder what Miles Morales is up to?

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2.0
Amazing Spider-Man #700

Dec 27, 2012

It's good that this is the last issue of "Amazing Spider-Man" - there's not much left about the character that's amazing any more. It's just sad, really.

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5.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1

May 1, 2014

It's a shame - for several decades (starting when I picked up my first issue in the mid-'60s) Spider-Man was my favorite super-hero. But I dropped his title years ago when the company lost sight of what made him a great character. This was a step in the right direction toward getting Spidey back to that spot - but judging by this issue, he still has a long hike ahead of him.

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5.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

Oct 10, 2015

We can't sympathize or empathize with this Peter - in fact, he's virtually unrecognizable. So I won't be following this title. Bummer.

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8.4
Amazing X-Men #1

Nov 8, 2013

It's too early to tell if this is going to be a "must buy" or just another in a sea of X-Men comics - but at least the art is nice. And it's good to see the return of an old friend.

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6.0
Amazing X-Men #2

Dec 7, 2013

So far, the art has been the only reason to pick this one up - and while it's nice, that's not enough for me.

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8.4
Ame-comi Girls #1

Oct 13, 2012

Look, this issue is a light bit of fun. I'm not sure if the series can sustain the rather slim concept, but this was entertaining - sexy and insubstantial, with wonderful art (for two-thirds of the issue).

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8.4
America #1

Mar 3, 2017

It's a fast-paced issue with lots of twists and turns. It's fun, but not really aimed at a geezer like me - but no doubt young readers will enjoy the adventures of this patriotic powerhouse.

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9.6
America's Got Powers #1

Apr 13, 2012

I'm not sure where this series is going - there are lots of mysteries set up to explore - but I'll definitely be tuning in for the rest of the series.

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6.0
America's Got Powers #3

Aug 28, 2012

This series may yet redeem itself, depending on where the story goes from here, but right now, the art is the only real reason to pick it up.

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9.0
America's Got Powers #5

Feb 18, 2013

The series started strong, sagged a bit in the middle, but seems to be moving to a strong finish. Next issue will decide it!

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9.6
American Gods: Shadows #1

Mar 16, 2017

The issue is mostly dedicated to introducing some of the cast and putting the story into play, but it's captivating and whets the reader's appetite for more. What more do you need? It's terrific. Buy it, already!

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9.6
American Gods: Shadows #2

Apr 14, 2017

Throw in excellent art by P. Craig Russell (who provides layouts and the adaptation) and Scott Hampton and you have a terrific series adapting an outstanding novel. Highly recommended!

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8.0
Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1

Dec 6, 2014

I'd love to see this series succeed - Marvel can always use more strong female characters - but they need to figure out who Angela is and why we should care about her.

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9.6
Annihilator #1

Sep 11, 2014

This book isn't for everyone, of course, but it's a sharp science fiction tale with a dark twist - I'm anxious to see where it goes from here.

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8.4
Annihilators #1

Mar 3, 2011

I'm not sure if this series is quite worth the hefty $4.99 price tag, though you get a lot of pages for that price. The potential is there for another excellent cosmic event, but we'll have to wait until next issue to see where it goes from here.

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7.0
Annihilators #2

Apr 9, 2011

This book is loaded with great characters and has lots of potential - but it hasn't quite arrived yet.

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9.6
Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem #1

Mar 27, 2017

It's off to a rollicking start, and a worthy story in the vein of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - if you liked that series, you're bound to like this one.

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8.0
Ant-Man #1

Jan 8, 2015

Oh, and in case you missed it, here's the teaser trailer for the Ant-Man movie:

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7.0
Ant-Man #2

Feb 10, 2015

I might buy it out of loyalty, but I wish I was buying it because it's a great comic book.

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6.0
Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1

Jun 26, 2015

It's not a bad introduction to the character for new readers, but for those of us who are big fans of Ant-Man, it's pretty disappointing.

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8.0
Ant-Man: Last Days (One-Shot) #1

Aug 29, 2015

The sad part is, there's a germ of a great idea in this issue, one involving some Golden Age characters making a comeback. It's sweet and funny and clever and they do almost nothing with it.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #0

Sep 27, 2012

Not much else to say that wouldn't give away too much, but it's an excellent issue and a good starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about DC's premiere undersea hero.

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9.6
Aquaman (2011) #1

Sep 29, 2011

Hopefully, this team will hang around for a good long run. It's off to a great start!

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8.4
Aquaman (2011) #2

Oct 28, 2011

Next time around, let's home more is better.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #4

Jan 1, 2012

This opening story is a great first step.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #5

Jan 28, 2012

It's going to be interesting to see where it goes from here!

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #6

Feb 24, 2012

Hopefully this series will continue to mend that reputation. Aquaman is one of the earliest superheroes I encountered, and he's long been a favorite. It's great to see him getting first-class treatment at the hands of some of DC's best creators.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #7

Mar 30, 2012

It's great to see Aquaman and Mera soaring high in a well-written series. They were long overdue for VIP treatment.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #8

Apr 29, 2012

There's still a lot of story to unfold here (this is just chapter two), but I'm certainly hooked.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #9

May 25, 2012

Hopefully the day is fast approaching when the answer to "Which hero is gay or straight?" will be: who cares?

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #12

Sep 2, 2012

The finale to this series is being interrupted by DC's "Zero" issue event over the next month - after that, we'll see if Johns and Reis really have the nerve to write a final ending to the menace of Manta - or if they find a way to cheat their way out of this corner.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #13

Nov 2, 2012

Aside from that quibble, this is a terrific series, and it continues to build to further revelations. As long as Johns is involved, I'll keep hanging around.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #15

Dec 29, 2012

And so far, this series is definitely worth hanging with.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #16

Feb 1, 2013

By weaving the story through two monthly comics, it's kept things moving at a fast clip, and given all the characters room to shine.

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8.4
Aquaman (2011) #19

May 3, 2013

Really, what Johns has done with this comic is nothing short of amazing. He's taken a character who has (unfairly) been the butt of jokes, and made him the star of one of (if not the) best comics in the "New 52."

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #24

Oct 24, 2013

It's great to see this venerable character getting treated so well by some of DC's top creative talents.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #25

Nov 29, 2013

I just want to take a moment to say "thanks" to Johns for his work in rehabilitating this character. Aquaman was one of my first favorites when I started reading superheroes in the early 1960s, and it's been painful, in recent years, to see him treated as the butt of jokes.

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7.0
Aquaman And The Others #1

Apr 4, 2014

It's a weak start to the series, though there's time to turn it around. The story features several unique, compelling characters - they just need some room to fly.

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8.0
Aquaman And The Others #2

May 13, 2014

This is a middle-of-the-road series - well-crafted comic book entertainment from writer Dan Jurgens and artists Ian Medina and Allen Martinez - but it's building slowly, and the team members are mostly ciphers so far. But it's getting there.

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9.0
Aquaman: Rebirth #1

Jun 12, 2016

This Rebirth issue, whatever it may be, is a good jumping on place - it's a narrative-heavy issue framed around a serious action sequence with Aquaman fighting to prevent a terrorist attack on the American shore by an

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6.0
Archer & Armstrong #1

Aug 12, 2012

But this issue didn't hook my attention at all, so I won't be back. Someone let me know if it gets better.

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8.0
Archie #600

Aug 20, 2009

Kudos to the company for coming up with a storyline that has me picking up my first Archie comic in years - and I'll probably be back for the rest of the issues in this series, too.

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8.4
Archie #601

Sep 20, 2009

No matter how "real" the story is, it's entertaining and well worth a look.

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9.0
Archie #602

Oct 24, 2009

It's been a long time since this comic was on my must-buy list, and I've been enjoying my own visit to Memory Lane.

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8.4
Archie #603

Dec 1, 2009

If I was going to predict which girl Archie would "really" marry, I would have chosen Betty (as would all right-thinking people). It'll be interesting to see how the matchup works in "real life."

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8.4
Archie #604

Dec 25, 2009

The next issue wraps up the series, and then (presumably) it's back to high school for the gang - which is where they belong, after all.

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8.0
Archie #605

Feb 1, 2010

I've been away from Archie's comics for a while (of course, they're not exactly aimed at my age group), but it's been fun to check in with the Riverdale cast - I'll have to do this more often!

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7.0
Archie #617

Feb 4, 2011

But I do love that cover! You know, now that I think about it, maybe we should move everyone in Washington to Riverdale...

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7.0
Archie #664

Feb 15, 2015

If you're a fan of the Archie Universe you'll probably excuse this issue as a miscalculation. If this is your first Archie in a while you'll likely be left scratching your head, to which I say "try them again next month!"

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9.6
Archie (2015) #1

Jul 9, 2015

Of course, if this experiment doesn't work, don't be surprised to see the traditional Dan DeCarlo style of art return - but for now, I think this just might succeed and bring the series (kicking and screaming) into the modern age of comics.

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9.6
Archie (2015) #2

Aug 22, 2015

Will the series last, or is it a flash in the pan? As long as the quality continues, I hope this series lasts a long, long time!

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8.4
Archie (2015) #3

Oct 5, 2015

The drama is amped up, but the comedy is still running strong throughout, and the "new" take on the characters is interesting. I love the art, I like the characters, and I'm intrigued to see where the story is taking us, so I'll continue to hang with the series. So far, the fresh start is working... for me.

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9.0
Archie (2015) #4

Nov 29, 2015

The series continues to defy my original skepticism - it's a solid new take on the classic tale of boys likes girls!

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9.0
Archie (2015) #5

Jan 9, 2016

Waid (with artist Veronica Fish) continues to build a new series using the most reliable and enduring building blocks that have made the series so enduring - all while updating it for a modern audience.

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8.4
Archie (2015) #18

Mar 20, 2017

So it's a fun issue by writer Mark Waid with terrific, high-energy art by Pete Woods.

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9.0
Archie Meets Ramones (One Shot) #1

Oct 5, 2016

And that's the goal here - to have fun with the meeting of opposites on the bandwidth of musical talents, as we see the contrast between one of the all-time great rock bands (though one that never enjoyed huge success on the charts) and a made-up band that somehow churned out one of the biggest hits of all time - despite the fact that they really didn't exist at all.

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5.0
Archie vs. Predator #1

Apr 16, 2015

Definitely not for young readers - and I'm not so sure older readers should waste their time, either.

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8.4
Aspen Universe: Revelations #1

Jul 17, 2016

I hope this story works - crossovers between the series (and their characters) should be a good jolt to set up new and more exciting stories.

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9.0
Astonishing Spider-Man And Wolverine #1

May 7, 2010

So we have the beginnings of an unusual tale here - time will tell if it's a good story. But my, doesn't the art look fine.

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8.4
Astonishing Spider-Man And Wolverine #2

Jul 16, 2010

Hopefully, that'll start happening next issue.

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8.4
Astonishing Spider-Man And Wolverine #3

Sep 16, 2010

So buy it for the art, but steel yourself for a story that barely makes sense and seems to continue spinning out of control. That Cosmic Cube is going to have to work overtime to clean up this confusion.

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7.0
Astonishing Spider-Man And Wolverine #4

Jan 1, 2011

The comic is worth buying for the art - but until the story starts making sense, it'll never make the grade as a "great" comic. It's only halfway there.

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6.0
Astonishing Spider-Man And Wolverine #6

May 26, 2011

I was hoping the whole mess of a story would somehow be worked out in this final issue, but no such luck. High marks for the art, but the rest of the book flunks out.

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #1

Jun 6, 2013

Look, I can't say enough great things about this series. Wonderful stories, great art, original characters - superhero comics at its best!

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #6

Nov 18, 2013

The only thing that has hurt this title over the years is that publication has been suspended a couple of times for various reasons - but happily, the creative team is cranking on all burners, and one of the industry's best titles is once again on a regular publishing schedule.

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #7

Dec 16, 2013

Unlike the majority of comics out there, Astro City manages to tell stories about characters who are interesting, intelligent, and act and behave like real people. These are stories that matter, that challenge the reader and make you care about what happens next.

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9.0
Astro City (2013) #12

May 19, 2014

Highly recommended!

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #14

Aug 17, 2014

So I'll just say that it's a terrific comic - one of my all-time favorites!

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #23

May 16, 2015

As always, writer Kurt Busiek and artist Brent Eric Anderson turn in fantastic, top-notch work. Surely every comics fan in existence would love this comic.

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #26

Aug 21, 2015

Kurt Busiek (working with Anderson and cover artist Alex Ross) has built an amazing world of heroes with this series, managing to pay tribute to - and expand on - the mythology of comics, and the best the industry has to offer.

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8.4
Astro City (2013) #27

Sep 24, 2015

The interior art is by Joe Infurnari, filling in for Brent Anderson. The story and the art are justserviceable this time around - not bad, but not quite up to theusual standards - but as I've said before, an "average" Astro City story is better than some of the best you'll find in any other title.

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #31

Jan 21, 2016

There are precious few writers today who can evoke the classic style of comics adventures while retaining a modern feel to their stories. Alan Moore has had some success with it, but Kurt Busiek is the master.

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #34

Apr 21, 2016

With terrific art by Brent Anderson and yet another tremendous cover by Alex Ross, and it's easy to see why this is a series every comics fan should be reading. Highly recommended!

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9.6
Astro City (2013) #41

Feb 23, 2017

Every comics fan should be reading this series - it's earned its spot as comics royalty, and this issue is just further proof of that fact.

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9.0
Astro City (2013) #43

Apr 23, 2017

As I've said before: surely every comic book fan should be reading this comic.

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8.4
Astro City: The Dark Age Book 3 #1

May 12, 2009

It's also good to hear that future issues in this story will arrive on schedule. It's great to have Busiek and Anderson - and Astro City - back on tour again!

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7.0
Astro City: The Dark Age Book 3 #4

Aug 11, 2009

Despite this issue's stumbles, I'm still a huge fan of this series and I anxiously await the next issue. I just hope I'll see it when it goes by.

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8.4
Astro City: The Dark Age Book 4 #2

Mar 9, 2010

If you're not familiar with the Astro City stories, it might be difficult to jump in at this late date in this particular story - but do yourself a favor and pick up some of the early collections - they're some of the best comics around.

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8.4
Astro City: The Dark Age Book 4 #4

May 11, 2010

Best of all, it's great to see this comic back on a (more or less) regular basis, and now that this story has wrapped up, I'm anxious to see what's next for the residents of Astro City.

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9.0
Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess #3

Feb 14, 2017

The series is a little rough around the edges, but it's a lot of fun and worth checking out for any fan of adventure serials.

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2.0
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1

Oct 9, 2014

Avoid at all costs.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #1

May 22, 2010

Glad to see the end of the Dark Reign, and anxious to see where this team goes from here. It promises to be a lot of fun.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #2

Jun 25, 2010

I admit it, I read this comic with a big grin on my face - it's just a heck of a lot of fun. Can't wait for the next issue!

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #3

Jul 23, 2010

Good stuff! You really should be reading it.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #4

Aug 27, 2010

This is one of the few that I always read in the car - that's how much I look forward to it. So, highly recommended!

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #5

Sep 23, 2010

If you haven't been reading up to now, you might as well wait for the trade collection - but if you've been following along, you know what a hoot this story is.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #6

Oct 29, 2010

This comic may not be universally loved - time travel stories aren't for everyone. But for a glimpse at a possible future for the Avengers, some major league battle scenes and several good examples of smart heroes making smart decisions, this new version of America's Team (sorry, Dallas Cowboys) is off to a flying start.

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7.0
Avengers (2010) #7

Nov 18, 2010

But it's going to take a lot to bring me around on this one.

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #9

Jan 28, 2011

Even a weak Bendis script is better than most, so this comic is still fun to read. But I can't help but wish for a different opponent for the team. As I've said before, The Hood is an interesting character, but he's no Thanos.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #10

Feb 26, 2011

There's still time to turn this story around - and the "Next issue" cover looks interesting - but I still stand by my original "cosmic MacGuffins stink" platform.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #11

Apr 1, 2011

I'm glad to see this story that I had almost given up on suddenly righting itself and upping the ante. I have to admit it - I'm impressed!

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #12

Apr 21, 2011

(Can you tell baseball season is here?)

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #12.1

Apr 30, 2011

Any more discussion would give away too much, but if you're an Avengers fan, don't skip this one just because it has a ".1" at the end.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #13

May 21, 2011

But hopefully next issue will give us just a bit more action.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #14

Jun 16, 2011

As tie-ins go, it's a good one. Not a lot of deep thought, but lots of action and destruction on view.

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #15

Jul 21, 2011

Come to think of it, the same is true for almost every "hero fights the Hulk" story. Go figure.

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6.0
Avengers (2010) #16

Aug 20, 2011

Hopefully, once Fear Itself has run its course, this comic can go back to telling stories that matter.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #18

Oct 22, 2011

So where does the team go from here? That's going to be the fun part over the next issue (or more), and as per that last page, a big showdown is in the works.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #19

Nov 18, 2011

At any rate, it looks like the next issue brings an end to all the discussion and introspection and gets down to some serious action. That's what we call good timing.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #21

Jan 20, 2012

Much as I'm tired of Osborn, the story has me hooked so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing the big comeback by our team... or a really surprising ending.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #24.1

Mar 31, 2012

There's nothing in this issue that you can't get in A vs X #0. Sad but true.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #25

Apr 23, 2012

I wonder how they'll cover the event problem next month?

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #26

May 19, 2012

If you can overlook the (mostly minor) continuity glitches, there's a lot to enjoy here. If you focus in on such things, this might be one to skip.

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #28

Jul 26, 2012

Give the creative team credit - they crafted a story about a character I don't like - and despite myself, I enjoyed it!

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #30

Sep 23, 2012

So a nice relief from the heavy-duty doings in the maxi-series, as it's all in good fun.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #32

Oct 24, 2012

I want you to read it so we can talk about it.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #33

Nov 8, 2012

If only there were more comics like this one!

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #34

Nov 27, 2012

There's no deep plot at work here - just lots of action, some crackling dialogue and a fun story with a great wrap-up to Bendis' long run.

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3.0
Avengers (2010) Annual #1

Jan 6, 2012

Except that you, the reader, are out 5 bucks.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #1

May 22, 2010

Glad to see the end of the Dark Reign, and anxious to see where this team goes from here. It promises to be a lot of fun.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #2

Jun 25, 2010

I admit it, I read this comic with a big grin on my face - it's just a heck of a lot of fun. Can't wait for the next issue!

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #3

Jul 23, 2010

Good stuff! You really should be reading it.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #4

Aug 27, 2010

This is one of the few that I always read in the car - that's how much I look forward to it. So, highly recommended!

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #5

Sep 23, 2010

If you haven't been reading up to now, you might as well wait for the trade collection - but if you've been following along, you know what a hoot this story is.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #6

Oct 29, 2010

This comic may not be universally loved - time travel stories aren't for everyone. But for a glimpse at a possible future for the Avengers, some major league battle scenes and several good examples of smart heroes making smart decisions, this new version of America's Team (sorry, Dallas Cowboys) is off to a flying start.

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7.0
Avengers (2010) #7

Nov 18, 2010

But it's going to take a lot to bring me around on this one.

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #9

Jan 28, 2011

Even a weak Bendis script is better than most, so this comic is still fun to read. But I can't help but wish for a different opponent for the team. As I've said before, The Hood is an interesting character, but he's no Thanos.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #10

Feb 26, 2011

There's still time to turn this story around - and the "Next issue" cover looks interesting - but I still stand by my original "cosmic MacGuffins stink" platform.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #11

Apr 1, 2011

I'm glad to see this story that I had almost given up on suddenly righting itself and upping the ante. I have to admit it - I'm impressed!

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #12

Apr 21, 2011

(Can you tell baseball season is here?)

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #12.1

Apr 30, 2011

Any more discussion would give away too much, but if you're an Avengers fan, don't skip this one just because it has a ".1" at the end.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #13

May 21, 2011

But hopefully next issue will give us just a bit more action.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #14

Jun 16, 2011

As tie-ins go, it's a good one. Not a lot of deep thought, but lots of action and destruction on view.

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #15

Jul 21, 2011

Come to think of it, the same is true for almost every "hero fights the Hulk" story. Go figure.

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6.0
Avengers (2010) #16

Aug 20, 2011

Hopefully, once Fear Itself has run its course, this comic can go back to telling stories that matter.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #18

Oct 22, 2011

So where does the team go from here? That's going to be the fun part over the next issue (or more), and as per that last page, a big showdown is in the works.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #19

Nov 18, 2011

At any rate, it looks like the next issue brings an end to all the discussion and introspection and gets down to some serious action. That's what we call good timing.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #21

Jan 20, 2012

Much as I'm tired of Osborn, the story has me hooked so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing the big comeback by our team... or a really surprising ending.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #24.1

Mar 31, 2012

There's nothing in this issue that you can't get in A vs X #0. Sad but true.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #25

Apr 23, 2012

I wonder how they'll cover the event problem next month?

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #26

May 19, 2012

If you can overlook the (mostly minor) continuity glitches, there's a lot to enjoy here. If you focus in on such things, this might be one to skip.

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #28

Jul 26, 2012

Give the creative team credit - they crafted a story about a character I don't like - and despite myself, I enjoyed it!

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8.4
Avengers (2010) #30

Sep 23, 2012

So a nice relief from the heavy-duty doings in the maxi-series, as it's all in good fun.

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9.6
Avengers (2010) #32

Oct 24, 2012

I want you to read it so we can talk about it.

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #33

Nov 8, 2012

If only there were more comics like this one!

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9.0
Avengers (2010) #34

Nov 27, 2012

There's no deep plot at work here - just lots of action, some crackling dialogue and a fun story with a great wrap-up to Bendis' long run.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #1

Dec 6, 2012

Hickman specializes in big, sprawling stories, and that's exactly what we're getting here. I love it!

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #2

Dec 21, 2012

The next issue can't arrive soon enough.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #4

Jan 31, 2013

I was expecting big things from Hickman on the title, and so far, he's exceeded my expectations. No complaints here, except for the fact that I have to wait for the next issue!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #5

Feb 8, 2013

This really is a special series - not to be missed!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #6

Feb 24, 2013

If you haven't been following this series, you're going to regret it.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #7

Mar 8, 2013

Personally, I wouldn't miss it for anything.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #8

Mar 22, 2013

Still, with exemplary art by Dustin Weaver and a riveting, growing and unpredictable storyline, this is a compelling series - if you're not already, you really should be reading it.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #9

Apr 15, 2013

Just terrific work here - but please folks... pace yourself.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #10

Apr 25, 2013

A word of advice: buy this comic.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #11

May 10, 2013

So, yet another outstanding issue in one of Marvel's best titles. Highly recommended!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #12

May 23, 2013

There's not much in the way of crazed action in this issue (at least not until the end), but there's a good workout here for your mind. Great stuff!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #13

Jun 9, 2013

Yet another excellent issue in the latest version of The Avengers - it's one of Marvel's best.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #14

Jun 22, 2013

So the cover doesn't really work for me - but once you get past that, this is a fantastic comic and highly recommended!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #17

Aug 8, 2013

But the story more than makes up for any problems there, and sets up the coming war, which promises to have some deep-felt repercussions.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #18

Aug 23, 2013

They're creating a powerful story here - not always easy to follow, but it's carving a unique and thoughtful space of its own. Highly recommended!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #21

Oct 19, 2013

Highly, highly recommended!

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #23

Nov 22, 2013

So far, this has been a terrific series - one of Marvel's best in quite a while. Can't wait to see that final confrontation with Thanos!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #24.NOW

Dec 26, 2013

You might have expected a smaller story for the team after the cosmic overkill of Infinity, but it looks like the creative team isn't taking a break - they're plunging headlong into the next massive event.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #25

Jan 25, 2014

Hickman continues to maintain an amazing mastery over several complex stories at once - yet he never loses the reader (well, as long as you're paying attention). Great stuff!

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #26

Feb 16, 2014

I love stories where I don't know what will happen next - and you'll find that (and then some) in this series.

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8.4
Avengers (2012) #27

Mar 28, 2014

The battle with the alternate Avengers has been interesting but not really up to the usual standards of this series. But even Hickman's average stuff is better than most, and as always, Salvador Larroca's art is tremendous.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #28

May 4, 2014

Combined with the amazing art by Salvador Larroca, it's an impressive work of art and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. It's an involved story, and it's not always easy to follow as we wait for some aspects to be explained - but it's very, very good.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #30

May 31, 2014

And while some elements are familiar, most of it is shockingly new and different - and well worth following. Heck, this issue is worth it for the Hawkeye moments.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #32

Jul 11, 2014

It's not for everyone - but for those who "get it," it's terrific!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #34

Aug 28, 2014

This has been a serious, complex story - and while it's not for everyone, it's an amazing, thoughtful and carefully devised work, and well worth sorting out.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #34.1

Sep 13, 2014

What I find most interesting is that the character could still end up being a villain. Or a hero. Because of his unique outlook, it all depends on your interpretation - and that of the creative team. It'll be interesting to see what happens next!

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #35

Sep 18, 2014

The final-page reveal certainly sparks interest. Writer Jonathan Hickman is molding a big, worlds-shattering tale here, loaded with surprises and unexpected turns.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #37

Oct 24, 2014

So it's the same song - a great story (for those who have been following along), terrific art, and lots of exciting events pushing this complex and compelling story forward. I like it!

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #38

Nov 21, 2014

Not for timid fans, but mighty impressive to those willing to tackle the story.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #39

Dec 13, 2014

It's a thoughtful, clever script by Jonathan Hickman and amazing, over-the-top artwork by Mike Deodato. Best of all, it's a fight between Marvel heroes unlike any other.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #40

Jan 17, 2015

Best of all, I have no idea what is going to happen next. There aren't many comics out there you can say that about.

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #41

Feb 7, 2015

It's another fantastic story by writer Jonathan Hickman and amazing art by Mike Deodato - what an amazing, mature, complex tale they're weaving here. Highly recommended!

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9.6
Avengers (2012) #43

Apr 4, 2015

It's a lot to keep up with, but writer Jonathan Hickman is weaving it together with amazing skill. I'm running out of superlatives for this series. Fans will be talking about this one for years to come!

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8.4
Avengers (2016) #1

Nov 2, 2016

Still, nice to see a classic version of the team back in action - and you have to love that Alex Ross cover.

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9.6
Avengers (2016) #1.1

Nov 14, 2016

It all fits snugly into Marvel's continuity, and for long-time fans, it's a wonderful trip down memory lane. (Be sure to try the letters page - it's tasty!) All I can say is: more, please!

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9.0
Avengers (2016) #2

Dec 8, 2016

The story threatens to spin out of control - time paradoxes are tricky rascals - but Waid keeps those plates spinning carefully in the air, adding fresh twists along the way. Throw in a few Easter eggs and you have a mighty entertaining story brewing.

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9.0
Avengers (2016) #2.1

Dec 21, 2016

So, a fun comic for long-time fans - and a clever story (with a mystery or two loaded in) to keep new readers involved.

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9.0
Avengers (2016) #3

Jan 8, 2017

It's a fun story by Mark Waid that plays fair with the time travel concept and - as far as I can tell - hasn't made a mistake yet.

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9.0
Avengers (2016) #3.1

Jan 22, 2017

There are lots of Avengers books out there right now, but this one may be the best of the bunch.

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9.6
Avengers (2016) #4

Feb 6, 2017

It's a terrific slice of history setting up the next big confrontation with the Conqueror!

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9.0
Avengers (2016) #4.1

Feb 25, 2017

So, it's a great series, with terrific art - it's lots of fun. As a longtime fan, I can only say, "Thanks!"

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6.0
Avengers 1959 #1

Oct 8, 2011

OK, now I'm being picky. But I have to think Chaykin was having an off day when he tackled this issue. No doubt it'll pick up from here - but the series is off to a shaky start.

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7.0
Avengers A.I. #1

Jul 4, 2013

It's an interesting start, but it has a ways to go before this is a must-buy.

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6.0
Avengers A.I. #2

Aug 10, 2013

I'm having trouble putting my finger on why this Avengers: A.I. series isn't working for me.

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9.0
Avengers Academy #1

Jun 11, 2010

It's a very encouraging start and a good concept. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. As I recall, that X-Men thing worked out ok.

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9.0
Avengers Academy #2

Jul 18, 2010

It's fresh, it's original and lots of fun. So far, so good!

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8.0
Avengers Academy #3

Aug 23, 2010

It's actually a pretty good comic, but it's not so compelling that I can't be driven away by sales stunts like this. And that may have just happened.

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8.0
Avengers Academy #4

Sep 27, 2010

My advice is to get the team out in the field fighting the bad guys - after all, the X-Men didn't spend all their time in the Danger Room.

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9.0
Avengers Academy #6

Nov 6, 2010

They're doing great work here, and it's well worth checking out.

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9.0
Avengers Academy #7

Dec 16, 2010

CORRECTION: Apparently the art for this issue was actually provided by Tom Raney, not Mike McKone (which shows what I know about art) - there was an error in the credits. Sorry for the mistake!

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6.0
Avengers Academy #8

Jan 21, 2011

Every series is going to stumble now and then, and I'll be back for the next issue - but this one just didn't work.

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9.0
Avengers Academy #9

Feb 18, 2011

Still, aside from a few minor stumbles along the way, this continues to be an entertaining comic, and one well worth following.

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9.0
Avengers Academy #11

Mar 18, 2011

After a few recent missteps this series is back on track and lots of fun to read. Recommended!

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9.0
Avengers Academy #12

Apr 23, 2011

A year into its run and this title continues to be an entertaining addition to the Avengers family. I'm not ready to say it's the best of the Avengers titles - but it's right up there.

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8.4
Avengers Academy #15

Jun 21, 2011

So overall, another strong effort and a solid start to this series. I think I prefer this book when it has a lighter tone - but there's plenty of room for serious stories, too.

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9.0
Avengers Academy #16

Aug 1, 2011

Avengers Academy is consistently one of the best of the Avengers books, but it's a little out of its element as it slogs through this event. I look forward to a return to "normalcy" (whatever that is).

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8.0
Avengers Academy #21

Nov 5, 2011

I think the comic is a great concept, but please, give us a little less angst and some heroes I can cheer for.

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9.0
Avengers Assemble #1

Mar 15, 2012

Looking forward to future issues!

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9.0
Avengers Assemble #2

Apr 12, 2012

There are still lots of questions to be answered, but in this year of the Avengers, this is a strong addition to the lineup.

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9.6
Avengers Assemble #3

May 11, 2012

Of all the Avengers comics out there, this is the one most accessible for new readers or fans of the film. Good thinking, Marvel!

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9.0
Avengers Assemble #4

Jun 17, 2012

Still, terrific art, lots of action and mysteries to be solved - this is the best Avengers comic on the market today!

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8.0
Avengers Assemble #5

Jul 14, 2012

So bear with the creative team while they put the game piece in place - should be lots of action next time around to make up for it.

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9.0
Avengers Assemble #6

Aug 9, 2012

We're all anxious to see the answer to that one!

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9.0
Avengers Assemble #7

Sep 16, 2012

Next issue is the big wrap-up to this story, so we'll see if writer Brian Bendis can "stick the landing" (as they kept saying in the Olympics).

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9.6
Avengers Assemble #8

Oct 18, 2012

Here's hoping the creative team that follows can maintain the high standards.

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8.4
Avengers Assemble #9

Nov 18, 2012

So far the new team is maintaining the high standards on this (relatively) new title. We'll see where it goes from here.

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8.0
Avengers Assemble #10

Dec 14, 2012

But the story stumbles a bit here. Hopefully it'll be back on track with the next issue.

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9.0
Avengers Prime #1

Jun 4, 2010

So far, the best way to sum it up is: it feels like a classic Marvel comic - and I consider that a heckuva compliment.

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9.0
Avengers Prime #2

Aug 5, 2010

I could quibble with a few story points, and a key player's involvement seems to contradict an ongoing story in Thor's comic, but this issue is so much fun that I can't fault it for these minor problems - any reader would easily earn a No-prize explaining these things away (if they still gave out No-prizes).

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9.0
Avengers Prime #3

Sep 30, 2010

As this series hits its mid-point, it's still a lot of fun and - if for the art alone - well worth picking up.

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #0

Mar 29, 2012

Still, the characters are on stage, the conflict is set - I have high hopes for this one. Bring on the show!

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9.6
Avengers Vs. X-Men #1

Apr 5, 2012

The stakes are high, the outcome grim, and the war is about to begin. Save me a seat!

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #2

Apr 19, 2012

There's not a lot of thinking required, but I have to admit that it's a lot of fun to sit back and see who's next to get tossed over the top rope.

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #3

May 3, 2012

But it all moves along briskly and continues to feel like a classic Marvel crossover comic - and it's certainly long overdue to bring the mutants and the rest of the Marvel heroes together for a big hoo-hah event.

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9.6
Avengers Vs. X-Men #4

May 17, 2012

But there is a lot of punching, too.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #5

Jun 9, 2012

Hopefully future issues will manage some more surprises and lean a bit less on the formula. I'd hate to suffer a burnout on such a treasured tradition.

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #6

Jun 21, 2012

Mega events like this either work well or fall apart before they're over. So far, this is all the former, and none of the latter.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #7

Jul 5, 2012

Still an interesting read, but this series has a habit of repeating itself - and this issue, as artfully done as it is, just seems like more of the same from last issue.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #8

Jul 19, 2012

A bit old-fashioned, but good clean fun. Nothing wrong with that.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #9

Aug 2, 2012

On the down side, this is one of those stories where you can clearly see the creative team pulling your strings - but the story is fun and brings back memories of past heroics, so I'll give it a pass. Good, solid super heroics here.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #10

Aug 16, 2012

I've been enjoying the series so far, but it remains to be seen if the creative team can mange to "stick the landing."

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #11

Sep 13, 2012

We'll have to wait for the next issue before passing final judgment on this series, but this issue seemed to be a by-the-numbers exercise in setting up the final issue.

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7.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #12

Oct 4, 2012

So, a solid series, with exceptional art and a good (if not quite exceptional) story. Well worth checking out.

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9.0
Avengers World #1

Jan 9, 2014

I love a lot of things about the script - the return of strong characters (including a great surprise from one of Hickman's earlier series), a really massive menace, some great dialogue and plenty of surprises - this may end up being another terrific series to follow.

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8.4
Avengers World #7

Jun 7, 2014

The story is walking the edge (mostly because of the gigantic dragon angle), but so far it's a compelling story, and I like the focus on the individual members of the team. So far, so good.

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9.0
Avengers World #9

Jul 20, 2014

I'm always a sucker for humor when it's well done, and this issue fits the bill. Recommended!

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8.4
Avengers World #14

Oct 20, 2014

So it's an action-packed story that goes from completely improbable (the fight with the giant dragon - how could Madripoor possibly survive that?) to speedy (Morgan's fall) to satisfying (AIM).

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4.0
Avengers/Invaders #5

Oct 13, 2008

So I'll keep buying the Avengers/Invaders comic - I just wish I enjoyed it more.

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3.0
Avengers/Invaders #6

Nov 25, 2008

Maybe the story will be redeemed in the last half of the series by a shocking twist that'll bring it all together. But so far, it's just been very disappointing.

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4.0
Avengers/Invaders #12

Jun 30, 2009

As it turns out, it didn't. Shows what I know!

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5.0
Avengers: X-Sanction #1

Dec 15, 2011

The art is quite good, but that's the only reason to pick this one up. There's not an original thought to be found here.

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5.0
Avengers: X-Sanction #2

Jan 9, 2012

The art is quite good, but that's the only reason to pick this one up. There's not an original thought to be found here.

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9.6
Badger #3

Apr 18, 2016

With amazing art in this issue by comics legend Val Mayerick, this is an series that demands to be followed! Lots of crazy, demon-fighting fun!

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9.6
Badger #4

May 13, 2016

It's all in good fun (though Putin might not agree) - an over the top action extravaganza. Highly recommended!

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9.6
Badger #5

Aug 8, 2016

There's no other comic like it - violent, completely unpredictable - and loads of fun!

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6.0
Batgirl (2011) #1

Sep 9, 2011

It's still early, but it's starting to look like another missed opportunity.

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8.0
Batgirl (2011) #2

Oct 14, 2011

Overall, a somewhat better effort this time around, but still a long way from restoring Batgirl to the upper ranks.

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6.0
Batgirl (2011) #3

Nov 15, 2011

I'm struggling to stay with this series through the opening story arc. Here's hoping for a strong finish, because otherwise - sadly - I'll be dropping this one.

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8.4
Batgirl (2011) #4

Dec 17, 2011

This comic has a lot of potential, but it's apparently going to take more patience than I have to see it through.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #35

Oct 11, 2014

I have to admit, I enjoyed this issue more than the "New 52" reboot (which I dropped after a few issues). We'll see how long this new version maintains its fresh, unusual approach.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #36

Nov 18, 2014

The story also sets up some mysteries for the future - which, guided by the creative team of writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, and artists Babs Tarr and Stewart (again), holds a lot of promise.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #37

Dec 16, 2014

It's a terrific issue - the best of the "new" Batgirl so far. A little dark and edgy, but ultimately uplifting and defining - and adding a wicked new mystery for Batgirl to solve.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #38

Jan 18, 2015

I'm liking this fun, fresh take on the character - though I'm not sure I understand it sometimes.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #39

Feb 23, 2015

So, no spoilers - but if you like surprises, you'll probably want to pick up this issue.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #40

Mar 19, 2015

It's not for everyone, but if you're looking for something fresh, this well worth trying.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #42

Aug 2, 2015

The villain resolution is a bit too pat (it's right out of the Reed Richards "let me just invent a gizmo that will solve your problem" school), but it's still a solid issue.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #44

Sep 27, 2015

The "new" Batgirl series has been pretty strong up to this point, but it was about due for a stumble - and here it is.

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8.4
Batgirl (2011) #48

Feb 6, 2016

What follows is a nifty (though unfinished) tale, with great, stylish art.

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8.4
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

Jul 22, 2016

So, lots of questions to be answered as the new series starts up. It's a promising (if somewhat dark) start for the new series.

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7.0
Batman #680

Oct 2, 2008

So far it has been a tough read, but we'll see if Morrison can sort it all out. But I definitely wouldn't recommend this book to a new reader - heck, I've been reading Batman for years and I'm confused.

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7.0
Batman #681

Nov 27, 2008

Hardcore fans of the Bat will enjoy it, but the casual reader will be lost. I recommend holding out for the upcoming "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" story.

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8.0
Batman #682

Dec 6, 2008

This comic, like most of Morrison's run, has some moments that will strike home for long-time fans - but I suspect new readers will find themselves lost.

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8.4
Batman #683

Dec 27, 2008

But long-time Bat-fans will probably enjoy it - depending on what happens next in Final Crisis.

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9.0
Batman #686

Feb 12, 2009

We only have half the story here, but it'll leave you begging for more, and wondering, "What did happen?"

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6.0
Batman #688

Jul 11, 2009

If only this comic could feature more story to go along with it.

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9.0
Batman #700

Jun 10, 2010

Still, it's a happy 700th to one of the most durable and dependable heroes ever created. As this issue shows, he fits in almost any kind of story and any setting - even when he's not quite himself.

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8.0
Batman #701

Jul 17, 2010

It's not bad - it just seems unnecessary, since Morrison already explained this, if not in so much detail.

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8.4
Batman #702

Aug 28, 2010

If you've been following Batman's adventures for a while, there are some nifty Easter Eggs to uncover here. It'll be interesting to see where it all leads.

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8.4
Batman '66 #1

Jul 21, 2013

Thanks for the nostalgic buzz, DC!

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9.0
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #1

Jun 6, 2014

Look, this series isn't for everyone - I know fans who still carry a grudge. But if you're looking for a fun comic, and you have a sense of humor, then you should be buying this series.

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8.4
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #2

Jul 8, 2014

This series isn't for everyone - those who hate the original series certainly won't be interested. But for those, like me, who enjoyed the show, this is a fun throwback to the days when heroes could have fun, and grim and gritty was a long way off.

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8.0
Batman (2011) #0

Sep 14, 2012

After a year of excellence, this was a bit of a letdown. But next issue looks promising.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #1

Sep 23, 2011

But this is a strong foundation to build on, and of the Bat-books I've seen, this is the one you don't want to miss.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #2

Oct 23, 2011

Still the best of the Bat-books by far!

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9.0
Batman (2011) #3

Nov 21, 2011

This one ends with a heck of a cliffhanger. This is the third strong issue in a row, and keeps this title as the best of the Bat-books and one of the better comics in the entire "New 52."

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9.0
Batman (2011) #4

Dec 24, 2011

Just a terrific comic, and a good, fresh look at a classic character. Recommended!

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9.6
Batman (2011) #5

Jan 19, 2012

We're a long way from the "Best of 2012" list being compiled, but I confidently predict this comic will be on it.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #6

Feb 16, 2012

For the first time in a long, long time, this title is at the top of my reading list. That's the best compliment I can give it.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #7

Mar 23, 2012

Take my advice: buy this series. Pick up the back issues if you can. You can thank me later!

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9.0
Batman (2011) #8

Apr 20, 2012

Looks like I'll be sticking around for a while.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #9

May 10, 2012

The creative team has managed to return Batman to the top tiers - where he rightfully belongs, of course. Let's hope he stays there a while.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #10

Jun 16, 2012

The Owls are the best new villain Batman has faced in some time. What a welcome thought!

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9.0
Batman (2011) #11

Jul 15, 2012

Here's hoping their next story arc lives up to this one!

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9.0
Batman (2011) #12

Aug 11, 2012

So, another terrific issue in the most consistently outstanding series in the first year of DC's "New 52."

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8.4
Batman (2011) #13

Oct 12, 2012

There's a definite theme growing here. I advise buckling up.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #14

Nov 16, 2012

This is grim stuff and not really suited for young readers (is anything DC publishes as a "new 52" book ok for kids?) - but mature readers will love it.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #15

Dec 13, 2012

Kudos to writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo for continuing to maintain the high standards on this title - one of (if not the) best of the "New 52."

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9.0
Batman (2011) #16

Jan 18, 2013

As always, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo turn in top-notch work - but I'll be glad when this issue gets back to being a bit more self-contained.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #17

Feb 14, 2013

But it's still a solid story by Scott Snyder with excellent art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion - certainly a cut above the "New 52" average.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #18

Mar 15, 2013

Hopefully the next issue will get this series back on to the high standards we've been spoiled by for the previous 17 issues.

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8.4
Batman (2011) #20

May 11, 2013

Here's hoping the title will get back to its former heights with that epic adventure.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #21

Jun 15, 2013

It's a sharp, fast-moving story, and features terrific art by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki - a great start to a tale that manages to be bold, even when walking gingerly on hallowed ground.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #22

Jul 15, 2013

This continues to be one of the best of the New 52 comics (is it still "New" after almost two years?). But it does need more Batman.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #23

Aug 18, 2013

I suspect it'll "read" better as a collection, because the story keeps stepping back and forth along Bruce's timeline, and it's not easy to keep track of things on a month-to-month basis. But the creative team is putting an interesting and original spin on a well-trod story - not an easy task.

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6.0
Batman (2011) #23.1

Sep 5, 2013

The story is loaded with enough murder and cruelty to satisfy any horror fan, as the Joker vents his murderous hijinks on an army of victims - and one especially innocent creature. It's vile and disturbing - not my cuppa tea at all.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #24

Oct 14, 2013

   Excellent work all around!

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9.6
Batman (2011) #26

Dec 14, 2013

As always, the art and story are exceptional, loaded with grim action, plot twists and powerful visuals. This continues to be one of the best of the New 52 comics, and one that pops to the top of that week's reading stack.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #27

Jan 26, 2014

This continues to be one of the best of the New 52 books - and while it's not a book for kids, it's one mature readers will love.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #28

Feb 17, 2014

And turning the regular issue into an ad doesn't encourage me to hang with this series, either.

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8.4
Batman (2011) #29

Mar 14, 2014

It's never a good thing when you pick up an issue and have to think, "What's going on with this series again?" - but it keeps happening for me with this story.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #30

Apr 19, 2014

I think my real reluctance with the "Zero Year" story is just that this is well-trod ground, with Frank Miller's "Year One" story being the gold standard. This story only suffers by comparison with that classic - on its own merits, "Zero" is quite good.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #31

May 30, 2014

Good to see this series getting back to its strengths!

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9.0
Batman (2011) #32

Jun 30, 2014

I suspect Scott Snyder's story will "read" better as a collection - the story has been cruising along for months now, and some elements (I must admit) have slipped away from me. (Your mileage may vary.)

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9.6
Batman (2011) #33

Jul 28, 2014

Glad to see this series back at the top of its game!

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5.0
Batman (2011) #34

Aug 15, 2014

I guess I just don't understand this turn to dark, morbid stories that DC is pursuing. A few years ago this would have been a Vertigo title (page one shows a pet cat that has been drowned, for example).

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8.0
Batman (2011) #35

Oct 10, 2014

Not sure why they added the extra pages - frankly, the story doesn't justify them or the extra cost.

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8.4
Batman (2011) #36

Nov 14, 2014

It's too early to pass judgment on this storyline, but it's off to a roaring start!

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8.0
Batman (2011) #37

Dec 22, 2014

Like too many stories these days, it all feels like fan fiction, where the rules don't apply and anything goes, no matter how outrageous. We expect a it more self-restraint (and real world logic) in the Dark Knight's adventures.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #39

Feb 27, 2015

It all reads like fan fiction, not the kind of story that advances the mythology. Instead, it's a story that will have to be "fixed" later.

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8.4
Batman (2011) #41

Jun 11, 2015

The story by Scott Snyder is solid and imaginative (if a bit difficult to swallow), and the art by Greg Capullo is terrific as always.

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8.4
Batman (2011) #43

Aug 14, 2015

It seems to be a pattern with the new series, with great characters and strong visuals, but the stories are often improbable. My disbelief, I'm sorry to say, is sinking fast.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #44

Sep 12, 2015

Unlike most such shows, though, the villain at the heart of the murder isn't caught or even uncovered - it's all just setup for a story that may or may not be told in the future.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #45

Oct 19, 2015

Given the title of the book, one would hope it would include more actual Batman content. My patience with this story is running out fast.

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6.0
Batman (2011) #46

Nov 16, 2015

If this was a story about Batman saving the innocent or stopping criminals, I'd be all for it. Instead we get villains running wild and the "new" Batman failing again and again. These are the kinds of stories that drive away longtime fans.

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6.0
Batman (2011) #48

Jan 24, 2016

The Batman title has been very hit-and-miss for me since the "New 52" reboot, but unless things turn around fast, #50 will be my last issue for a while.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #49

Feb 12, 2016

Presumably the ongoing story will wrap up with the next issue, after which there are apparently changes in the works for the Batman series. I get the feeling that it may be time for me to take an "off again" break from the series - it's just not living up to its potential.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #50

Mar 25, 2016

It's great to have the real Batman back, but that's about the only real takeaway here.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #51

May 2, 2016

Capullo's art has been excellent throughout, and this issue is another gold star on his report card - his layouts have been powerful, with great character designs throughout.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #1

Jun 18, 2016

Nice start, nice cliffhanger, but ultimately a very silly story.

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8.4
Batman (2016) #2

Jul 9, 2016

It's a promising start to the series, but both Bat-series (this and Detective Comics) have apparently become team books - shouldn't one be dedicated to Batman's solo adventures?

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8.4
Batman (2016) #3

Jul 25, 2016

All that aside, this is a good series, with terrific artwork. But three issues in - four if we count "Rebirth" - and we haven't made much progress. Faster, please - and with cleaner language.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 5, 2016

Maybe I'll come back when the Dark Knight is "reborn" in more upbeat, heroic stories.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #21

Apr 20, 2017

It's great to see them finally getting around to taking the next step in the Rebirth story - it's been simmering far too long, but it seems to be coming to a boil at last!

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9.0
Batman and Robin #1

Jun 4, 2009

It's hard to tell how long this version of Batman and Robin will last, but so far, it's shaping up to be an exciting ride.

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9.0
Batman and Robin #2

Jul 3, 2009

Frank Quitely turns in another outstanding art job, with some great action sequences and some more "wonderful toys" for the Caped Crusader.

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9.0
Batman and Robin #3

Aug 30, 2009

As the new team (in the comic at in the real world) settles in, so far, this has been a strong effort and well worth checking out - though the material is a bit rough in places and this may not be suitable for young kids.

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8.4
Batman and Robin #6

Nov 12, 2009

Still, even when the work is more grim and gritty than I'd like, Morrison still manages to turn in a compelling story, and that keeps this comic on the "must buy" list. Nothing wrong with that.

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9.0
Batman and Robin #7

Jan 31, 2010

I'm not sure how directly this all ties into the upcoming "Return of Bruce Wayne" story, but this is probably a good place to jump on (if you're not already on the bus).

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8.4
Batman and Robin #8

Feb 11, 2010

Despite the story's quirks (or perhaps because of it), this series continues to be a lot of fun to read - and there's certainly nothing wrong with a few challenging twists here and there.

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8.4
Batman and Robin #9

Feb 28, 2010

I may be on the fence about this comic, but it's always interesting, and I'm certainly curious to see where it goes from here - so I'll keep hanging around.

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9.0
Batman and Robin #10

Mar 11, 2010

Morrison has set several events in motion here, but I'll bet they don't end up leading where you might expect. That's the beauty of it.

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9.0
Batman and Robin #11

Apr 8, 2010

If you're ready for (the real) Batman's return, you should probably be jumping on here (or better yet, last issue). So far, it's shaping up nicely.

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8.4
Batman and Robin #12

May 8, 2010

For years, Batman has been a hit-and-miss comic for me. Sometimes good, sometimes dull. Right now, in this series, it's very good.

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7.0
Batman and Robin #14

Sep 11, 2010

Not a bad effort, but the story's still a mess.

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9.0
Batman and Robin #15

Oct 22, 2010

I really like the artwork by Frazer Irving - it's a dark, painted look loaded with surreal scenes, horrific images and some amazing layouts and designs. It's perfectly suited to this strange but compelling storyline.

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9.0
Batman and Robin #16

Nov 4, 2010

I have to say, I've enjoyed Morrison's run on this comic, and I'm sorry to see him go. His stories have been challenging, often convoluted, but well worth the effort to unravel. I'm looking forward to his next project, whatever that might be.

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7.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #1

Sep 18, 2011

Look, the art by Patrick Gleason is very good, the story by Peter Tomasi is fine - I just wish the title that included Robin could be more of an "All Ages" comic.

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6.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #19

Apr 13, 2013

I certainly believe Batman would go to desperate lengths to save a life - but I don't believe he would venture into villain territory, and that's where he finds himself here.

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8.0
Batman Incorporated #1

May 24, 2012

This issue ends on a solid cliffhanger, so I'll be back to see this opening story arc through - but if the stories continue to be this lurid, I won't be sticking around past that.

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9.0
Batman Incorporated #8

Feb 28, 2013

Recommended - if you can find a copy.

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9.0
Batman Incorporated #9

Mar 29, 2013

Perhaps those answers are forthcoming.

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9.0
Batman Incorporated #10

Apr 26, 2013

It's going to be interesting to see how he untangles all these threads - but if anyone can do it...

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4.0
Batman Incorporated #12

Jul 5, 2013

Morrison has had an interesting run of Batman stories - some outstanding, some challenging, some puzzling. I've enjoyed most of it, but this was not his finest hour.

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9.0
Batman Incorporated #13

Aug 1, 2013

The whole "Bat Inc" idea has been interesting, but perhaps a bit too unwieldy for any but the best writers - I'm not sure anyone but Morrison could manage it.

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9.6
Batman, Inc. #1

Nov 19, 2010

It's an outstanding (fresh) start for the Batman Family.

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9.0
Batman, Inc. #2

Dec 24, 2010

The Silver Age rides again! (And I'm all for it!)

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9.0
Batman, Inc. #3

Mar 11, 2011

I'm finding it harder to care about international Batman. I think I prefer him prowling the streets of Gotham - surely there's enough work there for his family business.

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9.0
Batman, Inc. #4

Mar 28, 2011

I'm not sure how his stories will line up with established continuity, but he earns points for being daring and different. You never know what to expect from this title, and (so far) that's a good thing!

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7.0
Batman/Doc Savage Special #1

Nov 14, 2009

Of course, this is just the beginning of the First Wave series, and the sketches in the back of the book hold a lot of promise for future stories. Hopefully things will get bigger and bolder from here.

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8.4
Batman/Superman (2013) #1

Jun 27, 2013

Still, it's a promising start to a time-honored concept.

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9.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #2

Jul 28, 2013

So we're still waiting to see where all this is going, and to see the mysteries resolved - but so far this new series is a heck of a lot of fun!

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9.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #3

Aug 31, 2013

As the story comes into focus, I find I'm enjoying this more and more - and next issue wraps up this story. A complete story in less than 10 issues - are they mad?

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5.0
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1

Mar 12, 2009

Look, the artwork is nice, and it's fun to see all these characters thrown together in one story - but the best efforts by all involved can't overcome the obvious smell of stalling that hangs over the title.

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8.0
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2

Apr 9, 2009

It's not bad, it's just a bit... much.

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5.0
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3

May 21, 2009

Rather than spark interest in the Batman line of comics, this series has left a bad taste. Hopefully the new Batman and Robin comic by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely will get things back on track.

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9.0
Batman: Black and White #1

Sep 11, 2013

If they can maintain this level of talent, this will be a series to watch.

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7.0
Batman: Black and White #2

Oct 6, 2013

   So overall, it's a mixed bag, and your interest will depend on your feelings about the creators involved.

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8.4
Batman: Odyssey #2

Aug 8, 2010

But I'm looking forward to some clarification on the story here.

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9.6
Batman: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

But it is a back-to-basics version of the character, with the gadgets and the physical and mental challenges and crazy villains and Alfred playing support. So it's a good thing, and a strong first issue. Let's hope the Rebirth brings us more like this.

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8.0
Batman: The Dark Knight #1

Dec 30, 2010

I'll be hanging around through the first story arc, but unless the quality of the story picks up, that'll be it for me.

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8.4
Batwoman #0

Nov 26, 2010

The art by Williams could change my mind, though - it's exceptional. We'll see what the future holds.

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8.0
Batwoman #1

Sep 20, 2011

So, great art, weak story (so far) - I'm still not convinced that I was mistaken to pass up this series before.

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9.0
Beasts of Burden #1

Sep 21, 2009

I recommend this series to anyone who's ready for a story that's out of the ordinary, tinged with horror and humor, and loaded with animals who seem to be real (in other words, if animals talked, these are the kinds of conversations they'd have).

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9.0
Beasts of Burden #2

Oct 26, 2009

I can't recommend this for everyone. It's genuinely disturbing in places, and tough to read sometimes. But if you're a horror fan, this book is must reading.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Comedian #1

Jun 22, 2012

Of the three issues so far, this is the darkest - but like the others, it's very well done. But not recommended if you're a Kennedy fan.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1

Feb 2, 2013

It's a solid story with highs and lows, but the real star here is Rude's artwork. Why he's not working on a regular series is beyond me - he's one of the best in the business.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1

Aug 24, 2012

I'm not sure if this is the best of the "Before Watchmen" series so far, but it's another outstanding addition to the lineup. Very impressive.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3

Dec 16, 2012

As always, the high quality of the Before Watchmen series is impressive - each has its own take on the original tale, and it doesn't hurt that the starting point is one of the top stories in the history of comics - but kudos to DC for living up to the premise. So far.

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9.6
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1

Jun 7, 2012

My gut feeling is that it's wrong to be cashing in on this classic - but I have to admit that I love this comic just the same.

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9.6
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2

Jul 13, 2012

I'm not sure if it's the inspiration of following in the footsteps of a legend, if it's just the fact that they're working with great source material, or if it's the talent of the creative teams (it's probably all three), but the Before Watchmen titles have all been excellent - and this may be the best one of the bunch.

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9.6
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #3

Sep 3, 2012

All the Before Watchmen series have been quite good so far, but I think this series holds a slight edge so far - but it's really too close to call until the final issues roll up.

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9.6
Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1

Jun 30, 2012

All credit to the creative teams behind this series of Watchmen-based comics - so far, they've all been strong entries. But nothing beats a pair of Kuberts.

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9.6
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Jul 8, 2012

But future issues may correct that impression, and I'll certainly be around to find out - this is yet another exceptional issue in this series. Will any of the Before Watchmen comics stumble?

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1

Aug 17, 2012

This isn't a story for everyone - it's gruesome. But it's true to the character and his original appearance, so most fans will love it.

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9.6
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

Jun 15, 2012

Once again, I'm still torn over whether or not it's proper for DC to bring these characters back under different creators - but there's no denying that this is an outstanding comic.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #2

Jul 22, 2012

Lots of fun, very enjoyable, and a real blast from the past.

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9.6
Betty & Veronica #274

Jan 11, 2015

Guest Review - Betty and Veronica #274 and Archie #663 Stepping into the Guest Review chair today is my good friend James Cassara, with a look at two comics featuring Archie Andrews and the lovely Betty and Veronica:

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9.0
Betty & Veronica (2016) #1

Jul 21, 2016

I enjoyed this issue a lot - the art is terrific (natch), the humor is off the wall (wait'll you see who narrates the comic) and Hughes has a great grip on the personalities involved. I worry, though, that the series may have to be retitled - it's looking more like Betty vs. Veronica!

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8.4
Birds Of Prey (2010) #1

May 18, 2010

So this comic is back and with its original vibe - what I'd say is certainly a good start.

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8.0
Birds Of Prey (2010) #2

Jun 22, 2010

Overall, the comic still seems to be feeling its way along, and it's still too early to say if this approach is working. Time will tell, and I'm interested enough to keep hanging on - for now.

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8.4
Bitch Planet #1

Dec 12, 2014

This series obviously isn't for everyone - but the first issue is setting up a dark, adult series that promises lots of surprises along the way.

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9.6
Black #5

Apr 24, 2017

This series is a hidden gem. It's not for young readers - the language and violence is harsh - but it's an original take on a powerful topic. Highly recommended!

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7.0
Black Canary (2015) #1

Jun 20, 2015

I'd rather read about Dinah Lance.

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8.4
Black Knight (2015) #1

Nov 21, 2015

So it's a decent start to this new series. I'm hoping for bigger and better things in the months ahead - The Black Knight has a great hero pedigree and deserves the best.

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8.4
Black Panther (2009) #2

Mar 7, 2009

The story is moving in unexpected directions, as the Panther's story continues to grown and evolve - and that's a good thing! Here's hoping for more of the same!

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8.4
Black Panther (2016) #1

Apr 7, 2016

But this first issue was, for my money, a bit of a stumble - hopefully better things are right around the corner. They just have to get their house in order.

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2.0
Black Terror #1

Nov 15, 2008

Maybe Dynamite makes its money by selling multiple covers to the same comic. But a nice cover doesn't cover up the smell of a poor comic - and that's this one all over.

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7.0
Black Widow #1

Apr 19, 2010

The best advice is to wait for the collection. Or the movie.

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9.0
Black Widow (2014) #1

Jan 11, 2014

As Scarlett Johansson has demonstrated in her film appearances, the Widow has tremendous potential (her confrontation with Loki in the film is an amazing scene). This comic is a good first step in bringing that character into the comics.

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10
Black Widow (2016) #1

Mar 3, 2016

Highly recommended!

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9.6
Black Widow (2016) #2

Apr 11, 2016

I've always liked the Black Widow, but this is the best of the solo adventures for the character that I've seen.

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9.6
Black Widow (2016) #6

Aug 21, 2016

Accentuated by amazing artwork by Chris Samnee and steered by a terrific story by Mark Waid, this is a series you don't want to miss.

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9.6
Black Widow (2016) #7

Oct 24, 2016

You really should be buying this series.

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9.0
Black Widow (2016) #8

Dec 5, 2016

Still, it's a tremendous series and - if you aren't already - you should be reading it.

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9.6
Blackest Night #1

Jul 16, 2009

The series is off to a very strong start. It's big, it's bold, and it promises to change the face of DC. Oh, and you get a free Black Lantern Corps ring when you buy the comic. Hard to pass that up!

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9.0
Blackest Night #2

Aug 13, 2009

The fun part is seeing how it all works out. Bring on the next chapter!

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9.0
Blackest Night #3

Sep 17, 2009

Despite the often grisly nature of this story, it's a powerful event that's hitting the entire DC Universe, and seems likely to change the status quo. As always, I can't wait for the next issue!

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9.0
Blackest Night #4

Oct 29, 2009

Like any good continued story, I can't wait for the next chapter!

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9.0
Blackest Night #6

Jan 7, 2010

So another strong issue, and I even love the ads in the back of the comic for the one-shot spinoff issues like The Atom and Hawkman, The Phantom Stranger and Starman (among others) - lots of fun, and once again giving a boost to some Silver Age favorites.

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9.0
Blackest Night #7

Feb 25, 2010

So far, this has been a darn good series. We'll see if the creative team can seal the deal with the final issue next month. Here's hoping!

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9.6
Blackest Night #8

Apr 1, 2010

Now if only the other creators can go forth and do likewise...

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7.0
Bloodshot: Reborn #5

Aug 11, 2015

Besides, I hate "dream sequences." They're a waste of my time - and the artist's.

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9.0
Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1

Aug 25, 2016

It's a promising return for the characters - here's hoping for more like this!

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9.0
Book Of Death #1

Jul 21, 2015

It promises to be an action-packed series, as heroes fight other heroes (another hot trend!) - and the stakes couldn't be higher.

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9.0
Book Of Death #4

Nov 3, 2015

The story keeps the tension throughout, and has what may be far-reaching effects on future storylines. What more can you ask from an event?

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9.0
Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1

Aug 31, 2015

Death is all the rage in comics, of course, and I'm not sure if the Book of Death series is just clever in capitalizing on the trend - or if they're just trying to tell some interesting stories. I'll go with "both," but the story makes the trendsetting worthwhile.

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8.0
Booster Gold #12

Sep 15, 2008

I'm not sure which creative team will be handling this book in the future, but a strong foundation for stories has been set in place - hopefully the next team will do as good a job of using it as we've seen so far.

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7.0
Booster Gold #18

Mar 17, 2009

It's a book loaded with potential, but right now it's only hitting at about 75 percent of capacity. More, please.

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8.0
Booster Gold #26

Nov 15, 2009

Even with a guest appearance by the new Blue Beetle, this issue isn't the best of the bunch - it spends too much time in recap mode - but it's a great setup for the next issue, which looks to be even better.

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8.0
Booster Gold #44

May 22, 2011

I don't intend to buy all the Flashpoint tie-in comics, but I'm making an exception with Booster - he and Barry (The Flash) Allen seem to be the only ones who know about the "real" version of the DC Universe, and it should be interesting to see where they go with that knowledge.

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7.0
Booster Gold #47

Aug 14, 2011

It's a shame, because the character has great potential - but it hasn't been realized yet.

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9.0
Brain Boy #1

Sep 15, 2013

I had no idea what to expect here, and it's nice to find the series is a pleasant surprise - it stays true to the original concept, but builds it into a story that is modern and a heck of a lot of fun.

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7.0
Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #4

Aug 26, 2014

This series isn't for everyone - it takes the roundabout path to get the story told - but it's a smart and clever take on a classic concept.

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8.0
Brainstorm #1

Sep 1, 2014

As for this comic, it's an interesting first issue, and I'm curious to see where it goes from here. There are lots of characters and concepts to be fleshed out, and I'm not how far the story can go with a lifeless protagonist - but they're off to a good start.

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9.0
Breed III #1

May 14, 2011

Now if he could just manage to find the time to work on some of those other characters listed above, too...

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9.0
Breed III #6

Nov 1, 2011

And I for one would love to see more appearances by any or all of the guest stars in this issue!

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9.0
Brightest Day #0

Apr 15, 2010

As a long-time fan, it's a thrill to see some of my all-time favorite Silver Age heroes back in action again, and I look forward to seeing how they all tie together and why they were brought back (and whether or not they're the only ones to return).

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9.0
Brightest Day #1

May 6, 2010

The team has this series off to a strong start, so I'll be back next issue - even if it doesn't have a free ring offer with it.

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8.0
Brightest Day #2

May 23, 2010

I guess I'm surprised that DC's turn to the "Brightest Day" still contains such dark and depressing imagery - but perhaps there's no getting away from it. It hasn't chased me away from the book - at least not yet - but it does give the whole thing a funny taste.

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8.4
Brightest Day #3

Jun 5, 2010

While I'm not crazy about some of the grim and gritty images, I like this comic a lot - it appeals to the Silver Age fan in me, and is doing a fine job (so far) of bringing those characters into DC's modern age.

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8.4
Brightest Day #4

Jun 18, 2010

And covers that match the interiors.

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8.4
Brightest Day #6

Jul 24, 2010

Still, I'm certainly curious to see where this all goes, and why we keep getting hints of a return by the Black Lanterns, so I'll keep hanging around.

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8.4
Brightest Day #7

Aug 7, 2010

But for the first time since the series started, the story seems to be kicking into gear. Hopefully we'll see more of the same for the rest of the run.

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8.0
Brightest Day #10

Sep 20, 2010

Still, it succeeds for me because it brings back beloved Silver Age characters - I love seeing Aquaman back in proper form, for example. I also think this is the first issue in the series that doesn't visualize a brutal murder, so that's a step up, too.

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7.0
Brightest Day #11

Oct 9, 2010

The art's pretty good, if uneven. We're 11 issues in, and the story is still awfully muddy. Again, it's great to see these characters return (that was long overdue), but we need more than that.

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8.4
Brightest Day #17

Jan 9, 2011

So I'm going to keep hanging in there, hoping for more issues like this one.

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8.4
Brightest Day #23

Apr 8, 2011

We won't know how the final surprise (and the series itself) works until the next issue, but so far it's been a fairly enjoyable book, if a bit dragged-out. Not great, but not bad, either.

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8.0
Brightest Day #24

Apr 28, 2011

It's not a bad series at all, but it doesn't live up to the Blackest Night series. It is a worthy effort and I'm happy for some of the end results - but I think they could have told this story in half the space.

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9.6
Britannia #1

Sep 25, 2016

This is definitely a unique series, and if you have any interest in history at all, you'll find great rewards here.

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8.4
Broken Pieces #2

Feb 28, 2012

So this series is off to a good start - it's intelligent, well-crafted and moving in unexpected directions. I'm anxious to see where it goes from here!

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9.0
BubbleGun #1

Jun 17, 2013

So it's just getting started, and we still have some business to sort out (is the team a bunch of good guys, are they mercenaries - or both?), but it's a promising start and well worth checking out.

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7.0
BubbleGun #3

Sep 24, 2013

This series is leaning too hard on fight scenes and angst. What we really need is a reason to care about the characters.

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8.0
BubbleGun #4

Jan 28, 2014

The art by Mike Bowden is fun and high-spirited, though a bit rough in spots - but he brings this strange world of the future to life!

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6.0
BubbleGun #5

Apr 1, 2014

It's fast and breezy, and the art is fun (if a bit uneven in spots).The series has lots of potential - and I love the title - so hopefully it'll get another run to prove itself.

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8.4
Buck Rogers #1

Jun 14, 2009

This first issue is a decent effort, and I'll be back for a few more issues at least to see how the story develops.

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7.0
Cable and X-Force #1

Dec 15, 2012

Hopefully future issues will clear things up - but since Cable's stock in trade is to be a mysterious figure, I'm not expecting much. I'm going to pass on this one.

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9.0
Caliban #1

Apr 8, 2014

Science fiction is all too rare in comics today (sad to say), so it's nice to see a smart SF story. It's not for kids - there are some grisly moments here - but it's a strong start for this new series.

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6.0
Captain Action #1

Aug 3, 2010

(By the way, full disclosure requires that I admit that I'm reviewing this comic from a pdf supplied by the publisher, Moonstone.)

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9.0
Captain America (2004) #42

Sep 27, 2008

And Ed, I promise not to be angry when you resurrect him.

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8.4
Captain America (2004) #45

Jan 4, 2009

Brubaker has worked wonders on this comic, and his strong run continues with this issue - and by all indications, he has some exciting plots on the way. To which I can only say, "Keep 'em coming!"

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8.4
Captain America (2004) #46

Feb 3, 2009

Captain America continues to be one of Marvel's strongest comics. As I feared, I'm almost to the point where I like Bucky as Cap almost as much as I like Steve Rogers as Cap.

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9.0
Captain America (2004) #49

Apr 16, 2009

The story's been so good, I suspect many readers are torn between wanting Steve to return and enjoying Bucky's run in the star-spangled suit. But I'll follow this creative team whichever direction the story takes.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #50

May 24, 2009

Now, if I could just figure out how to file these issues with all the crazy numbers...

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9.0
Captain America (2004) #600

Jun 18, 2009

All in all, it's a terrific package, and well worth the extra coin, even if we have to wait for the Reborn mini-series to see what happens next.

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8.4
Captain America (2004) #601

Jul 21, 2009

I'd love to see more work like this from those talents from past years - these veterans have a lot to offer today's industry. They don't call them "the Greatest Generation" for nothing!

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #602

Jan 24, 2010

This issue also features a backup story with Nomad teaming up with Arana, and it's pretty forgettable. Better to lose the backup and keep the comic at $2.99.

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7.0
Captain America (2004) #603

Feb 21, 2010

I say enough with the fill-in Caps - how about bringing back the real thing?

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9.0
Captain America (2004) #606

Jun 14, 2010

This comic is setting the scene for the coming conflict with Zemo, and does so with great skill. And hey, Steve Rogers puts in an appearance, too, so even conflicted fans should be happy.

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8.4
Captain America (2004) #610

Oct 3, 2010

Oh, and this comic's backup feature was very weak. How about turning that space over to the Falcon or Bucky? (I'm just teeming with helpful suggestions today.)

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8.4
Captain America (2004) #616

Apr 3, 2011

Luckily, he's interesting enough to make it worthwhile.

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8.4
Captain America (2011) #1

Nov 7, 2011

Not everyone will like this story - there are parts of it that just feel clunky and forced - but it covers some important ground, and offers some explanations that will make things clear in the months ahead.

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9.6
Captain America (2011) #2

Aug 22, 2011

So, great story, mysteries being revealed, strong action scenes, terrific art - all I can say is: you really should be reading this one.

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9.6
Captain America (2011) #6

Jan 2, 2012

This is very much a modern version of a classic Marvel comic, with strong writing and great artwork. It's great fun and highly recommended!

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9.0
Captain America (2011) #15

Jul 31, 2012

I've been a fan since Cap was reintroduced in the Silver Age, and I couldn't be happier!

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9.6
Captain America (2011) #19

Oct 29, 2012

The next team has some big shoes to fill - let's hope they're up to the challenge!

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9.0
Captain America (2012) #3

Jan 22, 2013

Here's hoping for more of the same!

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8.4
Captain America (2012) #6

Apr 20, 2013

But let me hastily add - here's hoping the creative team sticks around!

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4.0
Captain America (2012) #10

Aug 30, 2013

Hopefully the next storyline will feature the decisive, heroic Cap that fans have flocked to see - not this violent, grim and gritty substitute.

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3.0
Captain America (2012) #11

Sep 14, 2013

   I've been buying Cap's comics since he returned to the Marvel Universe in the '60s - but this past year has just been painful. As difficult as it may be, it's time for me to take a break until a new writer signs on. I'll miss him - in many ways Cap is my favorite hero. But I just don't see much of the hero I've admired in these pages anymore.

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8.4
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1

Apr 3, 2009

Oh, and Happy Birthday, Marvel! You don't look a day over 47!

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9.6
Captain America: Reborn #1

Jul 2, 2009

Not to give anything away, but this issue makes me very happy indeed. Recommended!

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9.6
Captain America: Reborn #2

Aug 6, 2009

The toughest part is having to wait a month to see the next chapter!

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9.6
Captain America: Reborn #3

Sep 18, 2009

If you're any kind of fan of Captain America, this series is highly recommended.

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9.6
Captain America: Reborn #4

Nov 5, 2009

For four months now, this has been the best book of the month for Marvel (and its top seller). I'd be willing to bet it's about to go five-for-five.

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9.0
Captain America: Reborn #5

Dec 17, 2009

With one issue to go, this has been one of Marvel's best stories from the past year. Here's hoping it has an equally-dynamic conclusion on the way.

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8.0
Captain America: Reborn #6

Jan 28, 2010

I'm not arguing with the results, and I'm thrilled to have Steve Rogers back, but with Ed Brubaker writing, I expected better.

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8.0
Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

May 26, 2016

Hopefully upcoming issues will kick it into a higher gear - so far the story is just plodding along, following well-worn paths. The star of this year's biggest movie deserves better.

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2.0
Captain America: Steve Rogers #2

Jun 29, 2016

I'm thrilled to have the real Cap back in action, I love the character - his movies rock - but this is, so far, a really weak storyline. Someone wake me when it's over.

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8.4
Captain America: Steve Rogers #3

Jul 29, 2016

So I guess what this story comes down to is patience. You may need some to fight your way to the resolution of the story, but it promises to be an interesting trip, depending on your tolerance of Cap being on the wrong side of the equation - for now.

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7.0
Captain America: Steve Rogers #4

Aug 24, 2016

Yes, I know this story will eventually be worked out and (hopefully) we'll be back to the real Cap. But first we have to deal with some interesting plot points - and no doubt there will eventually be some Civil War business to address. But I admit that I'm looking forward to this story being wrapped up.

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8.0
Captain America: Steve Rogers #6

Oct 28, 2016

It's interesting and well done, but I can't really say I'm enjoying it.

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9.6
Captain America: White #1

Sep 17, 2015

This has been a great series of stories from these creators, and this is shaping up to be another excellent addition to the line. (Oh, and the issue includes a reprint of that long-ago zero issue.) Highly recommended!

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9.0
Captain America: White #2

Oct 3, 2015

Highly recommended!

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9.6
Captain America: White #5

Jan 3, 2016

It's another great series, and one that'll bring a smile to your face.

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9.0
Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield? #1

Dec 26, 2009

Ed Brubaker continues his strong run at the helm of this storyline, and I'm really looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.

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7.0
Captain Marvel (2012) #3

Sep 4, 2012

I really want to like this title - love those covers - but I'm just not connecting at all, so I'll be giving this one a miss. Sad to say.

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8.4
Captain Marvel (2014) #1

Mar 16, 2014

So it's a promising start, but time will tell if it's the right direction for Marvel's premiere super-heroine.

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9.0
Captain Stone #1

Dec 23, 2014

There aren't too many comics around that offer a truly unique vision. Here's one now!

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7.0
Catalyst Comix #1

Jul 8, 2013

It's trying very hard to be different, and largely succeeds at that - but it's definitely an odd start for a comic set in the superhero style. Not for all tastes, but intriguing.

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9.0
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1

Oct 19, 2016

Can't wait for thenext issue!

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9.0
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #2

Nov 20, 2016

Highly recommended! (But not for kids.)

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9.0
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #3

Dec 23, 2016

I hope this succeeds - Cave deserves to be remembered!

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9.0
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #4

Jan 21, 2017

It's not a book I'd recommend for young readers - it's really for adults only - and if you haven't read the earlier issues, it's probably best to wait for the collection - it would be tough to sort this story out by this point. But for those who tackle it, the reward are great.

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9.6
Champions #1

Oct 6, 2016

Kudos to writer Mark Waid and artists Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba for crafting a terrific first chapter in what will hopefully be a long run for this new incarnation of the Champions!

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9.0
Champions #3

Dec 10, 2016

Highly recommended!

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9.0
Champions #4

Jan 4, 2017

This series has a lot of energy and a great youthful feel. Highly recommended!

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7.0
Champions #5

Feb 2, 2017

Thankfully, she's apparently a one-issue guest. Hopefully we'll be back to focusing on the team next time around.

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8.0
Champions #6

Mar 2, 2017

Look, this issue features sharp writing and excellent art - but I'd like to see more forward motion, please.

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8.4
Chaos War #3

Nov 5, 2010

They're playing on a big scale here, and so far, it's been a lot of fun to follow along. You might need a scorecard to keep all the characters straight, but the story is an intense battle for survival, and has a lot to offer. Recommended!

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9.0
Chaos War #5

Jan 29, 2011

Overall, a strong effort, and a great wrap-up to the Incredible Hercules series. And the next chapter looks like fun, too!

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8.4
Charismagic #5

Mar 13, 2012

The final judgment on the opening story arc will have to wait for the end of the next issue, but so far, I'm enjoying this series, and I admire it for playing fair with the reader.

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8.0
Charismagic The Death Princess #3

Aug 20, 2013

The issue written by Vince Hernandez is an action romp, with some serious consequences (although the story makes a sudden turn from death-dealing brutality to "we don't want to kill anyone").

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8.0
Charismagic Vol. 2 #1

May 6, 2013

This is the latest issue in Aspen's "10 for 10" series, so the comic only costs a dollar - a good investment to see if this is your kind of magic.

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8.4
Charismagic Vol. 2 #4

Aug 13, 2013

It may be a bit tough to pick up on the series in the middle, but once you get your "sea legs," it's a lot of fun!

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7.0
Civil War II #0

May 20, 2016

There's some nice artwork by the always-excellent Olivier Coipel, but the script by Brian Michael Bendis is disturbing - and not in the ways he intended.

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6.0
Civil War II #1

Jun 2, 2016

It's going to have to get better fast to persuade me to change my mind, but right now, I think I should have trusted my first instinct and passed on this event.

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7.0
Civil War II #2

Jun 16, 2016

There's still time for this series to take off - but so far, it's been slow going.

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9.0
Civil War II #3

Jul 13, 2016

I have to admit that I'm still not sure about this series - though I readily admit that may be because I didn't like the original Civil War mini-series. At all. (I loved the movie!) But this series has taken some interesting turns, and the final page teases some new twists that may provide new surprises. We'll see.

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8.0
Civil War II #4

Jul 27, 2016

The original mini-series simply gave us a hero (Captain America) and a villain (Iron Man). This series seems to be shaping up the same way, with Tony Stark being the hero this time, and Carol Danvers the villain. I hope I'm wrong and it comes together into a more coherent conflict (and eventual resolution). Right now it's looking a bit shaky.

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9.0
Civil War II #5

Sep 21, 2016

If you're looking for lots of action, this issue checks that box!

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8.0
Civil War II #6

Oct 26, 2016

It's an interesting thought, but as an 8-issue mini-series, it feels mighty thin and ultimately inconsequential.

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7.0
Civil War II #7

Nov 23, 2016

There's still time - there's one more issue in this series - but I expected more from writer Brian Michael Bendis. (To be fair, the art by David Marquez is excellent.)

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8.0
Civil War II #8

Jan 1, 2017

The conclusion lifts this series up a bit - and it's certainly better than the "first" (Marvel) Civil War - but it's still a thin excuse for a bunch of heroes too whale on each other.

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8.4
Clandestino #1

Nov 23, 2015

If you're a fan of the dystopian, end-of-the-world (or sure looks like it) action flick, you should check out this series.

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9.0
Clandestino #3

May 23, 2016

It's a rough-and-tumble, fight-for-your-life, bare-knuckles-and-brutal-fight-for-life all rolled into a powerful issue by artist / writer Amancay Nahuelpan.

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7.0
Cloak and Dagger #1

Apr 6, 2010

It's a promising start, but not really good enough to bring anyone to demand a new title for these characters. They're really a blank slate, and the right team could work wonders with these characters - but it's a take we haven't seen yet.

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9.0
Comic Book History of Comics #2

Dec 14, 2016

It must be a real challenge to recap comic history without actually depicting the characters (no doubt there are legal issues making it difficult), but they get around it via clever visuals, so you're not missing a thing. It's lots of fun - and you just might learn something!

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9.0
Comic Book History of Comics #3

Jan 27, 2017

Kudos to writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ryan Dulavey for a terrific series - it's great fun for anyone interested in comics history. (And if you aren't, why are you reading this?)

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9.6
Comic Book History of Comics #4

Mar 11, 2017

Written by Fred Van Lente with art by Ryan Dunlavey, the series offers a fun and informative look at the crucial years that almost finished the industry.

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9.0
Comic Book History of Comics #5

Apr 2, 2017

Quibbles aside, this is a terrific series that any fan of comics history should be reading.

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7.0
Conan And The People of The Black Circle #1

Oct 28, 2013

Trust me, next issue should get the story crackling along - but the art is the only outstanding thing about this issue, and that's not quite enough.

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9.0
Conan the Barbarian #1

Feb 11, 2012

This story is going to play out over the next two years (or 25 issues), so Wood and Cloonan have plenty of room to weave Belit's story. It's going to be one to watch for!

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9.0
Conan the Barbarian #2

Mar 18, 2012

As a longtime fan of Conan (going back to the Lancer paperbacks in the '60s), I'm really enjoying the varying takes on the character Dark Horse comics has provided.

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9.0
Conan the Barbarian #4

May 20, 2012

I'm enjoying this version of Conan - more contemplative than his usual self, but one who's learning and changing because of his relationship with a fierce woman.

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9.0
Conan the Barbarian #11

Dec 18, 2012

If you're already picking it up - carry on.

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8.4
Conan the Cimmerian #3

Sep 20, 2008

Creating a Conan that has the same feel as Howard's Conan is not an easy task. Too many writers just try to throw a monster and a scantily-clad girl into the story and leave it at that. But this team has an excellent feel for the attitude and character one of fantasy's greatest creations. It's good to see our barbaric friend - just as he was when he first appeared in a comic book - in the best of hands.

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8.4
Conan the Cimmerian #6

Dec 21, 2008

Conan's creator Robert E. Howard knew well that you had to have an emotional connection to a character in order to care about his or her fate - and Truman is following that rule, giving us a look at Conan's background and showing that he's more than a monster-fighting barbarian. But don't worry, the likelihood of him settling down to raise little barbarians looks slim.

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9.0
Conan the Cimmerian #7

Jan 25, 2009

We can only hope this high quality of work will continue into the months and years ahead. For now, Conan the Cimmerian is off to a strong start.

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9.6
Conan the Cimmerian #13

Aug 25, 2009

That's one of those rare moments when I'm glad to be proven wrong. Kurt Busiek got this series off to a great start, and now Truman is carrying the banner high. If you're not reading this series, you're missing out.

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9.0
Conan the Cimmerian #14

Sep 28, 2009

If you're not reading this series, you're missing out on the best Howard adaptation ever. And that's saying something!

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8.4
Conan the Cimmerian #18

Feb 8, 2010

With outstanding art and writing, this continues to be one of the best books on the stands. As I've said before, if you aren't already, you really should be reading this comic.

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9.6
Conan the Cimmerian #23

Sep 5, 2010

As I've said before, this comic is highly recommended - one of the best on the stands!

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9.0
Conan the Cimmerian #25

Nov 30, 2010

And considering Thomas started the whole "Conan in comic books" thing, that's saying something.

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5.0
Convergence #0

Apr 2, 2015

Whatever the case, despite this issue's excellent artwork, there's nothing here that makes me think Convergence is going to be anything but a one-off storyline that will be resolved and forgotten in very short order.

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5.0
Convergence #1

Apr 9, 2015

This issue didn't spark interest or wonder - all it gave me was a headache.

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9.0
Convergence: Hawkman #1

Apr 24, 2015

So apparently I'm buying one Convergence book after all.

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7.0
Convergence: Justice Society Of America #2

May 29, 2015

So I had high hopes for this mini-series - but once again, the team is put through the mill. They start the story as old men, they're rejuvenated for one last adventure, defending the city - and they spend the whole fight talking about how great it is to not have sore joints.

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9.0
Convergence: Shazam #1

May 12, 2015

So, I'm still not crazy about this event, but I can't stop smiling, enjoying the (gasp) fun and uplifting adventures of (the real) Captain Marvel.

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8.0
Convergence: Shazam #2

Jun 1, 2015

As before, the art is terrific, and there's a nice sequence where Billy and Cap have an internal dialogue - but it all just kinda runs out of gas at the end (not unlike the entire Convergence idea, perhaps).

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6.0
Convergence: Speed Force #1

Apr 11, 2015

The version in this story isn't likely to satisfy those fans. It's mighty thin compared to the original.

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5.0
Convergence: Titans #1

Apr 12, 2015

It's just thin, with no real characterization and certainly no explanation for the whole "city on another world" shtick. My advice: like me, you should avoid this "event."

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9.0
Creator Owned Heroes #1

Jun 12, 2012

Nice to tackle something creative and new. I'm looking forward to the next issue.

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7.0
Critter (2015) #1

Jul 14, 2015

I think there are some good ideas here and lots of potential, but we need more reasons to care about the title character and we need a better grip on the supporting cast.

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8.0
Cry For Justice #1

Jul 5, 2009

So a rough start, but we'll have to reserve judgment until we get a better idea of where this grim and gritty version of the League is going.

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7.0
Cry For Justice #2

Aug 7, 2009

Perhaps the biggest problem is the line-up, which seems to have been assembled entirely at random. There's still time for this series to impress, but it's sure taking the long way around.

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5.0
Cry For Justice #3

Sep 4, 2009

There's still time to turn things around - but I'm starting to wonder. If only they'd bring the real James Robinsdon back...

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6.0
Cry For Justice #4

Oct 9, 2009

I'm in this far, so I'll stay for the other three issues of this series, hoping things will pick up. Or at least that I'll find a character I like.

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2.0
Cry For Justice #7

Mar 4, 2010

Here's hoping that the real James Robinson shows up on the monthly Justice League of America comic, because he sure dropped the ball on this one. Avoid at all costs.

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6.0
Cyborg #1

Jul 23, 2015

Future issues may correct the creeping pace - but there's no changing the fact that the series is off to a painfully slow start.

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9.0
Cyclops (2014) #1

May 11, 2014

So it's a good start to yet another offshoot from the X-Men family, as Cyclops ventures out on his own. It's not his first solo mission (if I recall correctly), but so far it's the best of the bunch.

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8.4
Cyclops (2014) #2

Jun 8, 2014

So it continues to be a good start to this new series. Now if they could just fix the modern-day version of Cyclops.

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7.0
Damsels In Excess #1

Jul 29, 2014

So it's a bit of a rough, uneven start for Aspen's new series. Hopefully they'll get the glitches ironed out and future issues will focus on the royal possibilities.

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7.0
Damsels In Excess #2

Sep 2, 2014

As comics legend Don Thompson often said, "If you like that sort of thing, here it is."

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7.0
Damsels In Excess #4

Jan 20, 2015

It's an entertaining visit to a world of magic and fantasy - with the oddest collection of Princesses around.

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9.0
Daredevil (1998) #113

Dec 2, 2008

This comic has come a long way since its colorful beginnings - and the good news is, from all indications, Brubaker is just getting warmed up.

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8.4
Daredevil (1998) #500

Aug 24, 2009

It'll be interesting to see what the future holds for "The Man Without Fear." Given past ups-and-downs, I'd be a little worried if I were him.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #1

Jul 23, 2011

Like Mom always said, "Patience hath virtue." Once again, it has paid off - here's hoping "my" version of DD sticks around for a good long while.

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #2

Aug 19, 2011

Highly recommended - especially if you have a sense of humor!

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #6

Dec 3, 2011

It's great to read a Daredevil comic that features the character I first enjoyed following in the '60s - a smart, athletic and light-hearted hero. He's what most of us would like to be - a man without fear.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #9

Feb 19, 2012

Some great superhero comics to be found here.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #10

Apr 3, 2012

With great stories (with subplots and compelling supporting characters, no less) and lush, wonderful art, this is a comic that's not to be missed.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #13

May 21, 2012

Daredevil can't be an easy character to write - he's essentially a normal man with a few extraordinary abilities - but Waid has crafted a funny, intelligent hero here, and it's great fun to follow along.

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #15

Jul 23, 2012

If you have any interest at all in superhero comics, you should be buying this one. The creative team puts on a clinic in each issue in how to do comics "right."

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8.4
Daredevil (2011) #17

Aug 18, 2012

And speaking of Silver Age, this issue feature one of DD's goofiest villain from that era - and makes good use of him.

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #19

Oct 23, 2012

If you aren't already, you really should be buying this comic. There's a reason why it keeps winning awards: great art, sharp writing (you never know what's going to happen next) and compelling events - it's a terrific comic!

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #26

May 26, 2013

You really should be reading this comic!

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10
Daredevil (2011) #28

Jul 13, 2013

Like all the best superhero comics, this recent Daredevil run has told "big" stories while focusing on the intimacies and quiet moments that really matter.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #32

Oct 27, 2013

Throw in lots of clever bits of business, an unexpected final twist, and a guest appearance by some of Marvel's mightiest monsters, and it's yet another in a long line of terrific issues in this series.

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #35

Jan 21, 2014

If you haven't been reading this one, I strongly urge you to track down the collections and give them a try - comics doesn't get much better than this.

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #36

Feb 25, 2014

This is one of Marvel's best, with amazing art and sharp storytelling - it should be on your "must-read" list.

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9.6
Daredevil (2014) #1

Mar 20, 2014

This year marks the 50th Anniversary for ol' Hornhead - glad to see Marvel's doing him up right.

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9.6
Daredevil (2014) #1.50

Apr 11, 2014

Lots of good hands on display here.

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9.6
Daredevil (2014) #7

Aug 24, 2014

With a great grasp of character, perfectly steeped in Marvel's rich history, and loaded with clever plot twists and turns, this continues to be an exceptional series. You really should be buying it.

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9.0
Daredevil (2014) #8

Sep 21, 2014

It's a smart, clever script with amazing artwork - this is a series you should be following.

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9.0
Daredevil (2014) #11

Dec 30, 2014

Highly recommended!

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9.6
Daredevil (2014) #13

Feb 28, 2015

As should be obvious by now, if you're not buying this series, you're making a terrible mistake. It's one of the best in the business.

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9.6
Daredevil (2014) #16

Jun 28, 2015

It boils down to this: you'll have a tough time finding a better comic on the market right now from any company. So you really should be buying this comic.

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9.6
Daredevil (2014) #18

Sep 4, 2015

It's a smart, dynamic and often touching story, with stunning art. In other words, just another issue for this team. If you haven't been following this series, you've been missing something very special.

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9.0
Daredevil (2015) #1

Dec 5, 2015

But I'm impressed - the creative team had a tough act to follow, but the new series is off to a strong start!

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9.0
Daredevil (2015) #2

Dec 28, 2015

The story's just getting started, so it remains to be seen if this story will reach the heights of Miller's run - but it's off to a good start.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #7

May 29, 2016

My first reaction to seeing Elektra back in this series is a happy one, since it flashes back to her first appearances (a real high point in DD's history) - though it does it in unexpected ways. But the story itself is a bit dodgy - it doesn't exactly pay fair with the reader. It can still redeem itself, but we'll have to wait another issue or two to see.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #14

Dec 19, 2016

I like the stories (mostly), though the latest story arc (which wraps up in this issue) is too dark, dismal and bloodthirsty for my tastes.

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9.0
Daredevil (2015) #15

Jan 15, 2017

The art is powerful and the story is... well, unexpected. And oh, that final panel.

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8.4
Daredevil: Reborn #1

Jan 14, 2011

It's too early to tell how successful they're going to be in bringing Daredevil back, so they haven't won me back yet - but this is a good first step. We'll see how it goes with the other three chapters.

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7.0
Daredevil: Reborn #2

Feb 19, 2011

Perhaps the story will kick into gear next issue - but I'm not holding my breath waiting.

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6.0
Dark Avengers #1

Jan 22, 2009

So far, my reaction is basically: eh.

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8.0
Dark Avengers #2

Feb 19, 2009

I'm going to hang in for a while longer - but like the "grim and gritty" phase, this story is starting to wear thin already.

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7.0
Dark Avengers #3

Mar 19, 2009

But with a price tag of $3.99, one expects more than endless fight scenes between demons and murderers. So far, I have to say that Dark Avengers has been largely disappointing. There are just too many "heel turns" for me.

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8.4
Dark Avengers #4

May 1, 2009

Oh, one more thing. The cover scene? Nowhere in the comic.

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6.0
Dark Avengers #5

Jun 7, 2009

Next issue promises a lot more action, and a focus on Marvel Boy - but this book is hanging by a thread. Five months in and I don't care about any of the characters. That's not the way to build a following - especially at these prices.

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6.0
Dark Avengers #6

Jun 28, 2009

As always, great artwork, but terribly thin on the story side.

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9.0
Dark Avengers #9

Sep 19, 2009

I've said before that the Dark Reign story is losing its allure, but issues like this pull me right back in. Good stuff.

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8.4
Dark Avengers #10

Oct 22, 2009

And strangely, that's what I'm looking forward to - seeing this team crash and burn. Or at least make a bit more sense.

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8.4
Dark Avengers #11

Nov 20, 2009

As always, Mike Deodato is doing amazing work here, and the weird storyline gives him lots of room to flex his artistic muscles. The issue also features several pages of outstanding additional art by painter Greg Horn.

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3.0
Dark Avengers #12

Dec 18, 2009

What an odd month, where both Geoff Johns and Brian Bendis write one of the worst stories I've ever read by either author. Hopefully they got it out of their system, and things can get back to normal.

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9.6
Dark Avengers #13

Jan 21, 2010

It looks like Bendis is using the "parallel stories" method in the titles that run alongside Siege - or at least in Dark Avengers - and so far, it's very good indeed. Recommended!

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9.0
Dark Avengers #14

Feb 18, 2010

The problem is, the character is too powerful - how can anyone stand up to him? That's the story that will (I assume) be told in the next couple of months. It has me hooked!

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2.0
Dark Avengers #15

Mar 19, 2010

Everything about this issue is truly repellent - except the art. This comic can't go away fast enough for me. But keep Deodato around - he's amazing.

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9.6
Dark Horse Presents #1

Apr 24, 2011

I like the short form version of comics, and it's an art form that's almost lost to the industry, so it's great to see Dark Horse getting back to its roots and bringing new life to the genre.

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9.0
Dark Horse Presents #2

Jun 28, 2011

Still, overall it's an outstanding package, and if you can deal with the price tag, it's a rewarding purchase.

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9.0
Dark Horse Presents #3

Aug 29, 2011

I really like this series, and as long as they can maintain this caliber of talent, I'll be there.

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9.0
Dark Horse Presents #8

Feb 6, 2012

This book is a great package - I need to stop being so cheap and make room in the budget for this one.

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9.0
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

Nov 26, 2015

The package is a bit pricey, and you'd have to be a mighty serious collector to try to gather up all those alternate covers - but what's inside is mighty promising so far.

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