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9.5

one of the first things that jumped out at me about this comic was how beautiful Adam Gorman's art.
it has a great cinematic feel, and his figures really look alive. he is great at just capturing expression and emotion so well.

never would i imagined a story such as this!!
Donatello restoring the Metal-Head body his soul was encased in after nearly dying from Rocksteady and Be more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #7

By: Ryan Ferrier, Adam Gorham
Released: Feb 22, 2017

"Metalhead 2.0" Part 1! Donatello reboots a new and improved Metalhead only to find that the robot no longer functions entirely as designed... for better and worse!

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myconius reviewed Superman #17 Feb 15, 2017
8.0

fun little one-shot with a horror story vibe.
a very creepy and unsettling vibe going on that i really enjoyed.
great moments between Jon and Kathy and a spooky figure that followed them throughout the issue.
i really enjoyed this issue a lot.

Superman #17

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Sebastian Fiumara
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"DARK HARVEST"! Jon and Cathy go deep into the woods of Hamilton to find a horror that hungers for the new Superboy!
RATED T

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myconius added Peter J. Tomasi to their creator watch list Feb 15, 2017
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myconius reviewed Batman / TMNT Adventures #4 Feb 15, 2017
8.5

next to issue #1 this has to have been my favorite issue of the mini-series yet!!!
aside from an absolutely beautiful cover and gorgeous art inside, SO many awesome things happen!

Joker having subdued Shredder with Joker-toxin and taken over the over the Foot Clan.
Harley Quinn's Hyenas getting mutated.
the Foot-bot soldiers being made-up with creepy Joker-grins.
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Batman / TMNT Adventures #4

By: Matthew K. Manning, Jon Sommariva
Released: Feb 15, 2017

The Turtles must face their worst fears when they confront the deadly Scarecrow! Meanwhile, Batman takes the fight to Shredder and the Joker only to find that the greatest danger has yet to be revealed!

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myconius reviewed Super Sons #1 Feb 15, 2017
10

Peter Tomasi doesn't disappoint at all with this series!!!!!

it has just as much heart, humor and fun as any of the stories i've read from his Run on New52 Batman&Robin or Rebirth Superman.
Tomasi also isn't afraid to show the ugly side of humanity.
he can create characters and scenarios so emotionally powerful, that you just want to reach right inside the comic and punch an a more

Super Sons #1

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"When I grow up" part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic-but if they want to survive, they're going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World's Smallest. This debut issue looks at th...

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myconius added Super Sons to their pull list Feb 15, 2017

Super Sons

"When I grow up" part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic-but if they want to survive, they're going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World's Smallest. This debut issue looks at th...

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9.0

the intro to this issue with Slash was incredibly touching. the monstrous mutant is enjoying himself reading a book. he stops to answer a rooftop pigeon as to what he's doing doing, then asks the pigeon if he'd like him to read the story to him. such an endearing moment.
the peace and tranquility can only last so long before Agent Bishop and the 'Earth-Protection-Force' show up.
the mo more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #67

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 1! The government's hunt for mutants begins in earnest and their unconventional tactics will see the TMNT hounded like never before! No mutant is safe!

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Gizmo reviewed The Few #1 Feb 5, 2017
7.0

I'm not entirely clear about what set the bad guy off. The action is the main draw for the book, although some panels are hard to decipher due to the highly stylized artwork. The Few #1 is not bad, but I see no indications that this will bring anything new to the table for the post-apocalypse genre

The Few #1

By: Sean Lewis, Hayden Sherman
Released: Jan 18, 2017

Critically lauded writer and playwright SEAN LEWIS follows up the cult favorite SAINTS with his newest book THE FEW. Teaming with red-hot artist HAYDEN SHERMAN for a LIMITED MAXI-SERIES, THE FEW combines Mad Max action with a Station Eleven sensibility in this sci-fi series for mature readers. In a dystopian future, two survivalist brothers stumble...

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Gizmo - Feb 8, 2017

It's not bad, but I'm leaning to 'skip it.' There are pleanty of dystopian future stories out there and I didn't find anything that stands out about this one.

myconius - Feb 8, 2017

yeah, you definitely have something there. i've already wasted too much time and money on far too many 'eh i guess it's ok' level comics. my main guide with if i buy and stick with a series is if i can re-read and get the same enjoyment out of a comic as when i first picked it up. there have been too many series that i would eagerly await the next issue, only to feel like it was more tedious than enjoyable to read.

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Gizmo reviewed Vampirella #0 Feb 5, 2017
6.0

I have no idea what is going on, I assume this will make more sense later. The art looks good though, it's well suited to Vampirella. The book with the alternate versions that Vampirella has appeared in was a nice touch. You certainly can't beat this price tag.

Vampirella #0

By: Paul Cornell, Jimmy Broxton
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Beginning a new and VERY different direction!  Vampirella was last spotted in 2016 doing what she does best-defending the world from threats both mystic and evil. She hasn't been seen since.  Now, over a thousand years later, she's poised to make her fateful return, but the world that awaits her is unlike anything she might expe...

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Gizmo - Feb 8, 2017

Lol. There's not enough to go on to make a prediction about the series. I'm thinking: onlying check it out if you are already a Vampirella fan.

myconius - Feb 8, 2017

yeah, i don't know much about her other than there were some amazing artists drawing her in the 70's. i skimmed it while in the comic store but just couldn't part with that coin in my pocket. xD

myconius reviewed Samurai: Brothers In Arms #6 Feb 8, 2017
8.5

Ogomo having captured Takeo and Akio’s is planning to hand them over to the Shogun. in doing so they would be executed under false pretenses. Takeo and Akio’s friend The Monk has turned to their former caretaker Master Kaze for help.
Master Kaze is leading a band of Warrior Monks to go and rescue them.

with today’s release of Samurai i am both happy and saddened at the same more

Samurai: Brothers In Arms #6

By: Jean-Fran?ois Di Giorgio, Fr?d?ric Genet
Released: Feb 8, 2017

As the epic adventure of Takeo and Akio draws to an end, their former teacher and guardian, Master Kazé, sets out to help his young charges in their final challenge. But travelling to the land of Ogomo is far from simple, as bandits and loots wait round every bend...

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8.0

I'm psyched to bring Alopex back into the picture, she has become one of my favourite characters.Raph made a joke about being cold blooded, which got me thinking: are the turtles actually cold blooded? Technically, wearing winter gear wouldn't do anything for an ectothermic creature, your body needs to actually generate heat to insulate. Maybe the Turtles mutated to become endothermic. The inspira more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #66

By: Tom Waltz, Sophie Campbell
Released: Jan 25, 2017

Alopex is alone, her psyche reeling from Kitsune's mind control. With Raphael and Nobody searching for her, will Alopex be able to find her way back to the side of good?
•   Sophie Campbell returns to TMNT for a very special issue!
•   Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Cover Month!

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7.5

I don't know if I've seen a hoarder villain before, that's an interesting idea. Incidentally, helium is a Noble Gas, and therefore not flammable. This means that Wyrm must be filling his balloons with hydrogen gas, making each individual balloon a potential miniature Hindenburg (or the writers screwed that up). I like this officer character, but it is difficult to buy into how rapidly she accepted more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #6

By: John Lees, Nick Pitarra
Released: Jan 18, 2017

Behold the debut of the TMNT's weirdest foe yet: Wyrm! When Michelangelo tries to help find a missing person in the sewers, he ends up discovering something he wished stayed in the dark!
•   A new back-up story from Brahm Revel (Guerillas) takes us inside the Foot Clan!

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 Feb 5, 2017
6.0

Darth Maul is essentially complaining for the whole issue that he doesn't get to kill Jedi, "Dad, I want to kill Jedi, gawd!" The backup is this weird short that stars one of the robot scouts that Darth Maul sends out, it was cute, but I'd rather take it out and pay a dollar less.

Star Wars: Darth Maul #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Bred on hate, fear, and anger...steeped in the ways of darkness...and trained to kill. Darth Maul's time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES...

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myconius reviewed Batman / TMNT Adventures #3 Jan 25, 2017
7.0

this comic series is goofy and silly, and definitely screams 'Kiddie Cartoon'.
and although there is some fun to be had with this series, i really needed to come back to this comic after i was more accepting of a more silly mindset.
my first attempt at reading this today my mind just couldn't get into it.

the art is very beautiful to look at, but the Joker looking off-model of more

Batman / TMNT Adventures #3

By: Matthew K. Manning, Jon Sommariva
Released: Jan 25, 2017

A fiendish alliance unfolds behind the scenes, unbeknownst to Batman and the TMNT as they are forced to fight a Poison Ivy-powered Snakeweed!
•   New team-ups and classic characters return!

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myconius reviewed Reborn #4 Jan 25, 2017
6.5

i've dropped any expectations that i originally had for this series.
as excited as i was for it, it's just not doing anything for me story-wise. and the characters i still don't feel anything for any of them.

...actually there was one character that was almost interesting.
but he was taken out very easily, to the point where it was almost worthless to even have them in the c more

Reborn #4

By: Mark Millar, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 25, 2017

MILLAR & CAPULLO's epic sci-fi fantasy story continues. Bonnie and Tom are chained and dragged to Black Wish Mountain, where they are confronted by a vengeful figure from the past. Will they escape to find Harry, or be turned over to Lord Golgotha?

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9.0

this issue not only had gorgeous art, but this series also has some of the best natural speaking dialog i have read in a comic.

Alopex the Mutant Snow Fox has been under psychological attack by the witch Kitsune, and has run off on her own.
Raphael and Angel have tracked her to Alaska, and have set out on a mission to bring her back home.

Alopex still has Kitsune’s voi more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #66

By: Tom Waltz, Sophie Campbell
Released: Jan 25, 2017

Alopex is alone, her psyche reeling from Kitsune's mind control. With Raphael and Nobody searching for her, will Alopex be able to find her way back to the side of good?
•   Sophie Campbell returns to TMNT for a very special issue!
•   Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Cover Month!

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9.0

the main story revolving around Wyrm was pretty terrifying. it probably had a better feeling of horror and isolation than most actual horror comics i’ve read.
the art style really fit the mood perfectly. the warped/surreal style added to the unsettling feeling throughout the story.
Wyrm has been successfully portrayed as a horrifying sentient monster.
i also like how some of his p more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #6

By: John Lees, Nick Pitarra
Released: Jan 18, 2017

Behold the debut of the TMNT's weirdest foe yet: Wyrm! When Michelangelo tries to help find a missing person in the sewers, he ends up discovering something he wished stayed in the dark!
•   A new back-up story from Brahm Revel (Guerillas) takes us inside the Foot Clan!

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8.5

A much needed pallet cleanser after the emotional roller coaster that was issue #64. Christmas party comics are usually garbage, but not this one. It's a good excuse to touch base how all of our favourite secondary characters are doing. The overhead shots are a smart way to show the many conversations taking place throughout the party. The issue comes to a close with a touching moment which most r more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #65

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Dec 14, 2016

Michelangelo is determined to lift everyone's spirits with a holiday party. When some unexpected guests show up, the party threatens to grow out of control... and blow the Turtles' cover!

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Gizmo - Jan 13, 2017

That seems to be one thing that IDW is really good for, continuity. I love that Transformers has continued with the same continuity since IDW started publishing it and you get to watch Cybertronian society go through different periods of socio-political growth as a result. It's really interesting.

myconius - Jan 18, 2017

and to think for a brief moment i hesitated to add this series to my pull-list when it was first announced!!! man would i have been kicking myself in the arse!

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8.5

Leatherhead and Old Hob team up, sort of. They'd make a great team if they'd work together, but clearly Leatherhead has some trust issues and Old Hob isn't exactly a good role model. I can't help but feel bad for Old Hob, getting rejected on Christmas while he's already in an emotional hole. Hun's character felt a bit off, he's never been a coward before. Hun went down like a sack of potatoes agai more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #5

By: Chris Mowry, Michael Dialynas
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Old Hob is on the hunt for his newest recruit... Leatherhead! The dangerous gator has other ideas though and a battle of the minds soon turns violent!

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myconius - Jan 18, 2017

i agree. Hob was able to take Hun out so easily? i don't thinks so! he's been seen going toe to toe with Slash before finally getting bestest. and almost beat Michelangelo within an inch of his life. but, MEH. . . . Hun was just there to serve the plot leading to the Hob vs. Leatherhead fight.

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Gizmo reviewed Batman / TMNT Adventures #2 Jan 10, 2017
5.5

There are a couple continuity errors that take me out of the story: Bebop and Rocksteady switch what side they are standing in and Batman does likewise with Robin and Batgirl. The fight scene is super forced and inauthentic, but humour makes it more enjoyable.

Batman / TMNT Adventures #2

By: Matthew K. Manning, Jon Sommariva
Released: Dec 14, 2016

The Joker and Harley Quinn escape Arkham Asylum and make their way to the TMNT's NYC where they meet none other than the Shredder! Meanwhile, will Batman, Robin, and Batgirl be able to form a truce with the Turtles?
•   The biggest all-ages crossover ever continues!

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myconius - Jan 12, 2017

hahaha! Joker must've magically pulled those chickens out of his Ya-Ya!! :D yeah i was a little disappointed that this didn't feel more akin to Btas instead of just being a direct extension of the Nick-Toon Tmnt comicbook series. which in itself actually feels even more silly than the Nick-Toon. at first when it debuted as TMNT New Animated Adventures i was really thrown off. but it eventually grew on me. i do wish this mini felt more like the actual cartoons it's based off of.

myconius - Jan 12, 2017

...though i don't know if i've ever seen a 100% faithful adaptation of any cartoon to comic series? hahahaha!!! what's funny is i didn't even read it as- "Badman". xD my brain just read it as- "Batman". :D

myconius reviewed Samurai: Brothers In Arms #5 Jan 11, 2017
9.0

this issue was very exposition heavy, but a necessary one.
we finally finally get a BIG reveal as to why Takeo and his brother Akio have been marked for death since childhood.
we are also filled in on the history of their parents.
there's one particular flashback scene that takes place long before the events of this series start. it introduces up to Takeo’s father and it is truly more

Samurai: Brothers In Arms #5

By: Jean-Francois Di Giorgio, Frederic Genet
Released: Jan 11, 2017

Takeo and his brother Akio have found themselves in deep water and in need of help. Their old mentor, Master Kazé,sets out for the land go Ogomo to rescue his former wards. The road is long as dangerous bandits, mysterious magic and hidden enemies all stand in his way...

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myconius reviewed Trinity #4 Dec 24, 2016
3.0

my better judgement told me to avoid this series. it started pretty good and then took a quick decline.
i only wish that Francis Manapul was still doing the art.

Trinity #4

By: Francis Manapul, Emanuela Lupacchino
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"BETTER TOGETHER" part four! The trio's tribulations have turned the Black Mercy's gift into a world of nightmares that give birth to a horror that can only be called the White Mercy. And what scares Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman could destroy the world!

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myconius reviewed Batman #13 Dec 24, 2016
4.5

Tom King’s writing is confused whether it want’s to be serious/grim-dark or a silly cartoony comic.
i’ve seem some writers successfully blend the two, but this comic just doesn’t jive.

i don’t like Tom King’s dialog. i find it stale and dull.
the plot is silly, and many of the actions leading up to the final end were just pointless.
this would be more acceptab more

Batman #13

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" conclusion! Batman and the remains of his team come face to face with Bane and the Psycho-Pirate in a final battle at Santa Prisca-and learn whether this was truly a suicide mission!

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myconius reviewed Nightwing #11 Dec 24, 2016
7.0

this doesn't feel like the same Bludhaven that Chuck Dixon wrote about.
this just feels like Nightwing in Chicago all over again, but with less flashy art.

Nightwing #11

By: Tim Seeley, Marcus To
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"BLUDHAVEN" part two! They call themselves the Run-Offs! And now, this group of villains that Batman and Nightwing ran out of Gotham City plan to do the same to the former Boy Wonder! But can he find the serial killer terrorizing the city before the Run-Offs catch up with him?

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TheMatteo0 reviewed Superman #13 Dec 21, 2016
6.0

Superman is still one of DC's strongest post-Rebirth titles, but really this (short) arc was mediocre at best and there's no need to gloss over that for the benefit of the doubt in the series' overall success. I've still got faith in the creative team, but this arc really seemed a bit unnecessary and out of place with the general thematic aims of this post-Rebirth Superman run. Hopefully with this more

Superman #13

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"SINISTER PURPOSE" part two ! Here comes the Bride and her four arms are loaded with weapons. And on what side of those guns is Lois Lane going to be? The mystery of one of the citizens of Hamilton will be exposed with monstrous consequences for all.

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myconius reviewed Superman #13 Dec 24, 2016
7.5

i enjoyed this issue a little more than the previous.
but i'm not loving the series as much as the first and third story arcs.
i put this Frankenstein story in the same category as the one where Superman and Jonathan went to the dinosaur dimension.

Superman #13

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"SINISTER PURPOSE" part two ! Here comes the Bride and her four arms are loaded with weapons. And on what side of those guns is Lois Lane going to be? The mystery of one of the citizens of Hamilton will be exposed with monstrous consequences for all.

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8.5

i really hope Grant Morrison keeps doing more of these ‘Klaus’ stories!
from the great set-up of the initial minis-series, now we can have exploring new adventures with the character.
the world Grant has created is very imaginative with magnificent creatures, Dan Mora’s art brings it to life beautifully.
if you enjoyed the Klaus mini-series this is definitely worth che more

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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myconius reviewed Samurai: Brothers In Arms #4 Dec 21, 2016
9.0

this is very much one of my ALL-TIME favorite comics right now!!!
it has so much going for it!!!
the lead character Takeo is such a bad-ass swordsman! every time he goes into battle is a treat!
so many developments are finally unfolding, and questions that have been brought up since the very first volumes are getting answered.
i'm very much looking forward to going back and re-re more

Samurai: Brothers In Arms #4

By: Jean-Francois Di Giorgio, Frederic Genet
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Destiny derails Takeo once again in his attempt to lift the veil on the mysterious family history he and his brother Akio are attempting to uncover. But this time, it' not only warlords getting in their way... women have entered the fray!

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9.0

over all i very much enjoyed this issue.
it stuck to the themes introduced in Hob's origin in (Villain Micro-Series #3) and Leatherhead's origin in (IDW Tmnt #58) where we see creatures mistreated, abandoned, and abused.
this issue starts with Leatherhead watching from the sewers as two of Hun's lackeys have stolen someone's family pet from their yard while they were distracted getting more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #5

By: Chris Mowry, Michael Dialynas
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Old Hob is on the hunt for his newest recruit... Leatherhead! The dangerous gator has other ideas though and a battle of the minds soon turns violent!

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Rick Jonez reviewed Action Comics #969 Dec 16, 2016
7.0

Nothing bad but nothing worth talking about. Oh sure, there was L'Call's so so origin.

Action Comics #969

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: Dec 14, 2016

"MEN OF STEEL" part three! Trapped on the Godslayer's home world, Superman and Lex Luthor must unite if they want to make it back to Earth! But does Luthor deserve his freedom or should the Man of Steel make sure he stays locked away?

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