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Joe reviewed The Divided States of Hysteria #1 Jun 10, 2017
3.5

Alright, I had hopes for this comic, I thought it would be like Secret Empire, except with teeth and balls. Instead its utterly incomprehensible. My initial reaction was a bored "eh, its ok", but that devolved into antipathy pretty quickly. This book seems designed to get as much controversy as possible, scenes depicting racism, transphobia, islamic extremism are shoved forward faster then the rea more

The Divided States of Hysteria #1

By: Howard Chaykin, Howard Chaykin
Released: Jun 7, 2017

An America sundered.  
An America enraged.  
An America terrified.  
An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy...
...and that's when everything really goes to hell.

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Joe reviewed Youngblood #1 May 3, 2017
9.0

Well...this is better then it has any right to be. This really is a pleasant surprise, the set-up is decent, the world is well-established for new readers who haven't read the original Youngblood (Honestly...who has), and the art is solid (I hope this new guy, Jim Towe, sticks around). A very good beginning to a book that no one had any expectations for.

Youngblood #1

By: Chad Bowers, Rob Liefeld
Released: May 3, 2017

"YOUNGBLOOD REBORN," Part One
DEBUT ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! 25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Revolution and turned the comics world on its head! Now the original blockbuster hit series returns with an all-new cast and a brand-new mission!
  
When a young hero goes missing, his friend's search for answers leads to some une...

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Joe reviewed Teen Titans #7 Apr 26, 2017
7.5

Its pretty good. I'll be honest, I'm not really sold on the new Aqualad. Kaldur in the Young Justice Cartoon was serious and badass and confident, and it feels like a complete 180 to make him this indecisive person who desperately wants to be accepted. I should be clear, this doesn't make him a bad character, at all, it makes sense for his situation and he is handled alright. It just feels odd to more

Teen Titans #7

By: Ben Percy, Wade von Grawbadger
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"The Rise of Aqualad" finale! Out of the depths of the San Francisco bay rises King Shark, backed by an army of mutant shark-people! Outnumbered and out...teethed, can Damian, the Teen Titans and their new ally Jackson Hyde defend their city from the jaws of disaster?
RATED T

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Joe reviewed X-Men: Gold #1 Apr 5, 2017
8.0

Alright, as the title says, this is a return to basics, and so far it seems to be a solid return. Guggenheim seems to have a good handle on everyone, I like Kitty as leader, and it seems to be setting up a simple, solid plot for the next Story. However, I hate how Marvel is still trying to pull the "Inhumans are perfect angels that did nothing wrong, and the Mutants are horrible aggressors" bull. more

X-Men: Gold #1

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 5, 2017

FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES!
Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when tha...

Joe reviewed Black Widow #12 Mar 29, 2017
8.0

Pretty Solid Action Packed Climax. Really, this final issue is an opportunity to talk about the series as a whole. I thought it was a really good comic with solid action and excellent art. Its nice to see that Mark Waid hasn't lost his groove, I was worried with Champions and his bland Avengers Run, but this and Archie show the man is still able to do good work. Natasha was a good character in thi more

Black Widow #12

By: Chris Samnee, Chris Samnee
Released: Mar 29, 2017

IT ALL LEADS TO THIS!
•  All the secrets...
•  All the lies...
•  All the vengeance...
•  It all ends here.
Rated T+

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8.0

I rather enjoyed this. I didn't read the Death of Hawkman miniseries, because it honestly didn't look very good, but I'm a pretty big Adam Strange fan, and I thought this was an enjoyable little romp. I hope it leads into a new Adam Strange book detailing his adventures in the Multiverse on his way to being reunited with Alanna. The Top Cat backup was pretty cool, and I like the idea for his book.

Adam Strange / Future Quest Special #1

By: Marc Andreyko, Steve Lieber
Released: Mar 29, 2017

After the events of the DEATH OF HAWKMAN miniseries, Adam Strange is blasted through multiple dimensions only to land on Earth! There, instead of super-powered beings and legendary crime fighters, he encounters a boy adventurer and his scientist father - and they're the only ones who can help him return home. Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Quest and Race ...

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5.0

I feel cheated on two fronts.

First, the reveal of the whisper that brought down Thor feels like a reenactment of the Heckler messing up Happy Gilmore's mojo at a golf tournament.

Thor has had self-doubts in the past; heck, even Jane commented him having doubts is what made him strive to be a better god and be worthy of Mjolnir in a previous issue of Unworthy Thor...

The Unworthy Thor #5

By: Jason Aaron, Pascal Alixe
Released: Mar 22, 2017

• The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.
•  Is redemption finally at hand?
•  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.
Rated T+

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drwasheewashee - Mar 22, 2017

2 and a half fucking years for three words.

8.0

Pretty solid so far, Captain Atom is a character I am fond of, even if he is often stuck between being Charlton's Superman Knock-Off and the Legacy of Doctor Manhatten. This comic manages to give him his own style and voice with a story that is fitting to him. Good Book, I would definitely pick up a Captain Atom Ongoing if that is what DC ends up doing from here.

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #3

By: Cary Bates, Will Conrad
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"Back to the Future" part three! Transported to the present day against his will, Nathaniel Adam struggles to move on from the shattered life he left behind.  But General Eiling and the U.S. government have other plans for him - two words: Operation Resurgence.

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Joe reviewed Superman #18 Mar 1, 2017
10

This comic continues to show me why Superman is the Greatest. Can't wait to see the rest of Superman Reborn!

Superman #18

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"SUPERMAN REBORN" part one! In DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the enigmatic Mr. Oz told this Superman, "You and your family are not what you believe you are. And neither was the fallen Superman." Now, in the first Rebirth crossover between SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS, the shocking truth behind Oz's words is revealed. It begins with one of Oz's prisoners e...

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Supes' soups reviewed Civil War II #8 Dec 28, 2016
4.0

This was the extra issue?? It was pointless, what a cash grab. 9 issues in total, if you paid retail you shelled out roughly $50 to read an event that was spectacularly mentally challenged. Luckily I have a friend who would buy dog poop if Marvel produced it and his comics are always on his coffee table along with his monthly subscription to Hustler. I usually read the comics because they generall more

Civil War II #8

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alan Davis
Released: Dec 28, 2016

Blockbuster creators BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID MARQUEZ go out with a seismic bang as fists fly over Washington D.C.!
Ulysses' precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. P...

10

A perfect piece of Christmas, wonderful, simple, exciting, and a ton of fun. Grant Morrison needs to do more here, there is just to much to explore, to much to do, and I want to see as much of it as possible!

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

By: Grant Morrison, Dan Mora
Released: Dec 21, 2016

* Klaus returns for an epic oversized one-shot, perfect for any comic fan's stocking!
* Brought to you by legendary creator Grant Morrison and 2016 Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora, join the continuing adventures through space and time of the man that would become Santa Claus.

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Joe reviewed Monstress #8 Dec 1, 2016
9.5

A bit of a bump, but it still features gorgeous art and some great character work, really excited to see what comes of this.

Monstress #8

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Nov 30, 2016

The hunt for answers takes Maika and her friends out to sea...

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Joe reviewed Revolution #5 Dec 1, 2016
8.5

And so, a mess of an event comes to an end. This series was a mess of schedule slip and issues, but at least they got it out within a good time frame. As it stands, this was an explosive, fun conclusion, and I'm excited to see whats next!

Revolution #5

By: Cullen Bunn, Fico Ossio
Released: Nov 30, 2016

LAST STAND IN AUTOBOT CITY! It's all come to this-TRANSFORMERS vs. ROM vs. MICRONAUTS vs. G.I. JOE vs. M.A.S.K. vs. the ultimate evil! The futures of Earth, Cybertron, and the Microverse will all be changed forever by the decisions made this day.
•   A universe of characters is born through REVOLUTION!
•   Not ...

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Joe reviewed Superman #10 Nov 2, 2016
10

Awesome! A wonderful first meetup of the characters, some excellent character work, just a lot of fun. I can't wait for Super Sons!

Superman #10

By: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Released: Nov 2, 2016

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER part one! For the first time, the Man of Tomorrow and the Boy of Steel team up with the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder in a father-son adventure you wont want to miss! Damian Wayne has been hearing a lot about this mysterious new Superboy, and nows his chance to find out who he is...

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Joe reviewed The Unworthy Thor #1 Nov 2, 2016
8.0

Hell Yeah! Finally, a Comic starring the Real Thor, and it is damn good. My main annoyances with this comic stem more from previous grievances, such as Thor being unworthy because Nick Fury whispered something in his ear (Which, come on, when it gets revealed its going to be disappointing, I think everyone knows that) I also don't like how Thor became a drunk immediately after losing his powers, w more

The Unworthy Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Olivier Coipel
Released: Nov 2, 2016

    Odinson's desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he's learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson's redemption - but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxio...

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Joe reviewed Transformers: Revolution #1 Oct 27, 2016
10

It barely ties to the wider event, but I don't care, Thundercraker and his friends are so much fun to watch.

Transformers: Revolution #1

By: John Barber, Andrew Griffith
Released: Oct 26, 2016

THUNDERCRACKER AND BUSTER SAVE THE WORLD! A DECEPTICON who wants to be a screenwriter. A dog who wants to, I don't know, eat stuff and chase squirrels or whatever dogs want to do. A White House under siege by DIRE WRAITHS. And the phone call that brings them all together.
•  Just because OPTIMUS PRIME and SOUNDWAVE are leading th...

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Supes' soups reviewed Civil War II #6 Oct 27, 2016
4.5

Fact: There are pretty pictures in this book. Fact: There are also words. Fact: There is a lot of characters. Fact: Most of those characters have nothing to do but stand there. Fact: I can't tell if issue 6 is better than issue 5 because I don't really remember it...

Civil War II #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Oct 26, 2016

Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe, one of the biggest battles in Marvel history!
Rated T+

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Joe reviewed Ms. Marvel #12 Oct 26, 2016
8.5

Good start to a new arc, the new price point is annoying, but the story makes it worth it, Batgirl is doing something similar in her own book,but this is much better and more personal. Sadly, I personally didn't like the backup story, and felt it detracted a little.

Ms. Marvel #12

By: G. Willow Wilson, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Oct 26, 2016

Ms. Marvel goes global! After the events of Civil War, Kamala goes on a much-needed road trip.
But will she be an international sensation or menace? Bonus 10-page Red Widow story!
Rated T+

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Joe reviewed Raven #2 Oct 20, 2016
9.0

Raven is my favorite Titan, so I'm a bit biased. This story is a lot of fun, managing to be entertaining while making Raven a snarky, somewhat amoral character while still keeping her ultimately likeable. The art is a touch wonky in places, though it mostly does its job. Honestly I think my favorite thing about this book is how in a Industry were all Teenage Girl Characters are the same bubbly Ner more

Raven #2

By: Marv Wolfman, Alisson Borges
Released: Oct 19, 2016

"White Carnival" part two! As Raven settles into her new life in San Francisco, one of her classmates goes missing. Then another. When Raven begins to investigate, she is shocked to learn that disappearances have been happening all over the city...and now it's up to her to discover the truth!  

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Joe reviewed Monstress #7 Oct 13, 2016
10

YES!!!!! Finally Back! It feels like forever and I'm so happy.

Monstress #7

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Oct 12, 2016

NEW STORY ARC
Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past... and discover a new, terrible, threat.

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Joe reviewed Revolution #2 Oct 6, 2016
8.5

Entertaining and fun, if a bit of a mess. I do have to say that a number of the characters annoy the hell out of me, especially Scarlett, who comes of as a massive idiot. It is really hard to emphasize with a character complicit in the torture of a sentient being for spare parts. Still, it has some really cool moments, and I look forward to seeing what happens next.

Revolution #2

By: Cullen Bunn, Fico Ossio
Released: Oct 5, 2016

ROM-A MURDERER?! That's what OPTIMUS PRIME and the TRANSFORMERS think-and right or wrong, there's only one outcome: all-out war! Meanwhile, G.I. JOE turns to the one person who can save the world from ultimate destruction-MILES MAYHEM!

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Joe reviewed Flash #7 Sep 29, 2016
5.5

Ok, so...this comic pisses me of. Like, whats break this down, for Rebirth, DC brings in a cool hook for Flash, a bunch of citizens of Central City get Speed Powers, you would think that would be used to bring in some new Heroes, maybe reintroduce some old ones that got pushed to the side, were killed, or haven't been heard from in awhile (Jesse Quick, Trajectory etc). BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, more

Flash #7

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Sep 28, 2016

"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" part 7! Still reeling from Godspeed's devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central City's new citizen speedsters. There's only one problem: they don't want to give it back.

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Kreniigh reviewed Civil War II #5 Sep 23, 2016
5.0

I finally realized what the Ulysses dilemma reminds me of. You know how Q-tips have that warning not to insert them into your ear canal, but that's just to keep idiots from jamming them all the way in and hurting themselves, so everyone knows just to be careful when they insert them? With that in mind, I have written a helpful synopsis of the first 4 issues of this series: ULYSSES: I have inv more

Civil War II #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Sep 21, 2016

The devastating fallout from the first half of this event is enormous and being felt in every corner of the Marvel Universe. The truth about Ulysses' future-seeing power is revealed and it is a game changer. Sides are irrevocably drawn and the gauntlet is thrown for the biggest battle in Marvel Universe history. And that's just the stuff we can tel...

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LeonardoMyst reviewed Doom Patrol #1 Sep 15, 2016
10

A comic that kicks comics in the teeth and says, "Who's your Jim Lee Harley Quinn Dark Knight, now, baby?"

Doom Patrol #1

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 14, 2016

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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jess212 reviewed Doom Patrol #1 Sep 15, 2016
10

This issue opens with gorgeous and enchanting visuals that set the the foundations for this strange take on a bizarre team. Gerard way purposely begins with disjointed narrative that will begin to coalesce as the team begins to form. A perfect start for me personally it echoes Morrison's prior incarnation as well as provides a new character to ease into the weirdest corner of the DC universe. Love more

Doom Patrol #1

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 14, 2016

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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TheMatteo0 reviewed Doom Patrol #1 Sep 15, 2016
9.5

Crazy, psychedelic, strange and instantly captivating. I'm not quite sure exactly what's happening yet... but that's half of what I want from a comic at the start anyway. There are lots of crazy threads here and I can't wait to find out what happens next.

Doom Patrol #1

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 14, 2016

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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pocketmegar reviewed Doom Patrol #1 Sep 14, 2016
9.0

I'm utterly spellbound by this dauntless book.

Doom Patrol #1

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 14, 2016

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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Joe reviewed Justice League: Rebirth #1 Jul 7, 2016
5.0

Well...it had to happen eventually, Rebirth has had its first misstep. The art in this book is pretty bad, everyone's eyes are shrinking into their skulls and Wonder Woman looks like she hasn't eaten anything in 20 Years. Their is nothing to draw attention, just an Alien Invasion thing, and I can't help but wonder why DC keeps trying to put Hitch on writing, when it clearly isn't his forte.

Justice League: Rebirth #1

By: Bryan Hitch, Brian Hitch
Released: Jul 6, 2016

Spinning out of the events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, a new day dawns for Earth's greatest heroes as they welcome three new members to the team, including...Superman? Who is this strange visitor from a dead world-and can he be trusted? Batman and Wonder Woman aren't so sure.  

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Joe reviewed Con Man's Spectrum #1 Jul 4, 2016
9.0

A fun, if a tad generic, Sci-Fi work. Course I'm a sucker for basic Sci-Fi, just like I am a sucker for basic Fantasy, so I enjoyed this immensely. The book balances out its basic Alien Invasion Plot with a good sense of humor and what will hopefully evolve into an interesting world, can't wait to read more.

Con Man's Spectrum #1

By: Pj Haarsma, Sarah Stone
Released: Jun 29, 2016

The survivors of a brutal alien invasion converge on the last military base on Earth. Ambushed and outgunned, pilot Cash Wayne and Captain James Raaker have to figure out how to escape in a spaceship no one has ever flown! Firefly stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion explore the world of "Spectrum," the cancelled-too-soon show-within-a-show f...

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Joe added Con Man's Spectrum to their pull list Jul 4, 2016

Con Man's Spectrum

The survivors of a brutal alien invasion converge on the last military base on Earth. Ambushed and outgunned, pilot Cash Wayne and Captain James Raaker have to figure out how to escape in a spaceship no one has ever flown! Firefly stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion explore the world of "Spectrum," the cancelled-too-soon show-within-a-show f...

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