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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.

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Green Arrow #19 Mar 16, 2017
7.5

The Roy Harper flashbacks were weird.

And even if I agree with Percy's politics way more often than not, it's how crudely and forced they were injected here that makes this issue somewhat jarring -- and I say this as someone that owns the Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell GA collections.

Green Arrow #19

By: Ben Percy, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"REUNION" finale! Orphaned as an infant and raised on a Navajo reservation, the superhero Arsenal returns to his adopted home to defend it from a violent militia hired by... Queen Industries?! Oliver Queen's company has been up to no good since his supposed death, but Green Arrow is on the scene to make things right. Unfortunately for Ollie, he's t...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Batwoman #1 Mar 16, 2017
7.0

The only reason why it's ok is because Tynion IV is holding Bennett's hand.

Batwoman #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Steve Epting
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"The Many Arms Of Death" part one! At last - Batwoman is back in her own ongoing series! On the island nation of Coryana, anything goes for members of the criminal underworld... and during her lost years after being drummed out of the military, Kate Kane found a kind of refuge there. But now, a deadly new bioweapon is available in the markets of Co...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Nova #4 Mar 14, 2017
5.0

The Sam Alexander quotient is too high, therefore it's bad in my book!

Nova #4

By: Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• Sam Alexander is going on a date with the new girl in school, while Rich reconnects with an old flame from his past...the Guardian of the Galaxy called Gamora!
•  But not everything is as it seems. It's true, Richard Rider has come back to life...but he's brought something back with him. Something dangerous.
&bull...

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5.0

A genderbent King Arthur? I'll stick with the Fate series, at least I know the fights will be better there.

The Once And Future Queen #1

By: Adam P. Knave, Nick Brokenshire
Released: Mar 1, 2017

It's out with the old myths and in with the new as a nineteen-year-old chess prodigy pulls Excalibur from the stone and becomes queen. Now, magic, romance, Fae, Merlin, and more await her! Lend her your axe as the creators of Amelia Cole start a new age of adventure!

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8.0

Who is ghost writing for Lobdell? Still one of the books that has improved the most since Rebirth and without much fanfare.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #8

By: Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Mar 8, 2017

WHO IS ARTEMIS? prologue! As Red Hood and the Outlaws gear up for their journey to Bana-Mighdall, shocking secrets from Artemis past come to light! Who is this mysterious Amazon warrior? What is her relation to Wonder Woman? And what makes her quest for the Bow of Ra so personal? Answers to all this and more in a thrilling new adventure with your f...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Jessica Jones #6 Mar 8, 2017
2.0

Bendis trying to polish the turd he dumped in CWII.

Jessica Jones #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Mar 8, 2017

With the reveal of how and why Jessica's life has been destroyed, with the reveal of who the new bad guy is in Jessica's life, can Jessica put the pieces back together or is it just too late?  Guest-starring Captain Marvel.
Parental Advisory

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed IvX #6 Mar 8, 2017
2.0

The book is the equivalent of rubbernecking a crash that involves two nice cars at an enthusiast meet... because the drivers are morons.

Also, who the fuck came up with the idea to reusing Penance's old costume for Emma Frost?

IvX #6

By: Charles Soule, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched.
•  Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people.
•  It all ends here. Don't miss the epic oversized conclusion of INHUMAN...

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xreader1407 reviewed IvX #6 Mar 8, 2017
1.0

I would give it a zero if I could. This was insulting.

IvX #6

By: Charles Soule, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched.
•  Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people.
•  It all ends here. Don't miss the epic oversized conclusion of INHUMAN...

Phantom Stranger reviewed IvX #6 Mar 8, 2017
4.0

Fans: I don't think Marvel can do another shitty event with a shitty ending after Civil War. Marvel: Hold my beer.

IvX #6

By: Charles Soule, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched.
•  Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people.
•  It all ends here. Don't miss the epic oversized conclusion of INHUMAN...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Batman #18 Mar 1, 2017
8.0

Maybe they could have toned down the Oedipus Rex thing.

Batman #18

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"I AM BANE" part three! Bane broke the bat before, but it wasn't enough-now he's going to break everyone else! Bane is coming, and no one is safe!

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #1 Mar 1, 2017
1.5

Gets a 2 point deduction from my actual score just for saying something is better than The Cure. (PS. Nothing is better than The Cure)
Gets a 0.5 point bonus for punching Hitler.

The dialogue goes from incredibly bad to outright cringe-y at times, with its only decent point being the art by Quinones.
I men, you got some gems like:
"What in the holy menstruation are you more

America #1

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Mar 1, 2017

At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series!
Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marvel Comics' brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of ...

9.0

Transformers: Lost Light #3

By: James Roberts, Jack Lawrence
Released: Feb 22, 2017

Orders, kind gestures and pleas for mercy-all things that WHIRL finds it very easy to ignore. Right now, he wishes he could turn a blind eye to the freshly resuscitated monster who-somewhat inconveniently-is determined to beat him to death. Meanwhile-a long way away-one of the Transformers Universe's longest-running mysteries is about to be solved....

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5.0

I find this book offensive on how mediocre it is.

The Mighty Captain Marvel #2

By: Margaret Stohl, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Feb 22, 2017

• For someone like Carol Danvers, being super famous isn't exactly enjoyable - she'd rather be focused on her job as commander of Alpha Flight Space Station than worried about who's playing her on the new Captain Marvel TV show.
•  So when her crew discovers that a shady character is hunting for alien refugee children, ...

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Comic Covers - Mar 1, 2017

I haven't read this yet, but what do you find so mediocre about it?

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Sex Criminals #16 Feb 18, 2017
7.5

I have a love/hate relationship with this comic. I love the story in and of itself, but hate it when Fraction/Zdarsky just start patting themselves in the back with how witty their meta-commentary is.

Luckily, they kept the meta-commentary to the recap pages and out of the actual story... and hope they can keep it like that, because that's what I hated from the previous arc.

Sex Criminals #16

By: Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky
Released: Feb 15, 2017

SEX CRIMINALS is BACK. Full sex! Deep crime! Big floppy 16th issue!

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5.0

A book I had high hopes for, but I fear for its future... the dialogue and scenes felt forced at times, and I feel it's just gonna get worse with Tynion IV not holding Bennett's hand from this point onward.

Batwoman: Rebirth #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Ben Oliver
Released: Feb 15, 2017

The newest chapter of Batwoman's life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market...and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman's going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she's going, in this one-shot prologue to the...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Kingpin #1 Feb 12, 2017
5.0

The story is intriguing enough to want to continue reading it, but it's not enough to overcome how bad the art is, particularly when it comes to drawing Fisk, despite its obvious Frank Miller influences in some panels.

Kingpin #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Ben Torres
Released: Feb 8, 2017

WILSON FISK BUILDS A BRAND-NEW EMPIRE!
The KINGPIN has done bad things. Deplorable things. He has cheated the law. He has blackmailed rivals. He has killed. But that's all in the past. The Kingpin is back in the city that he loves and ready to make his mark as a titan of legitimate industry, but needs to rekindle his public image. When Wilson F...

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5.0

Green Lanterns was so good on the previous arc, but god... it felt like Sam Humphries cannot write Batman nor Commissioner Gordon... I think this is the worst issue since the first arc with the red lanterns.

Green Lanterns #16

By: Sam Humphries, Neil Edwards
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"DARKEST KNIGHT" part one! It's the Dark Knight/Emerald Knights team up you've been waiting for! Simon and Jessica travel to Gotham City to help Batman with a mystery even he can't solve! People all across the city have been gripped with fear. Is it Scarecrow? Is it the Sinestro Corps? Can these Justice League teammates work together to solve the m...

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1.0

The biggest piece of shit that came out of Marvel this week. PS. Cyclops was Right.

All-New X-Men #18

By: Dennis Hopeless, Mark Bagley
Released: Feb 1, 2017

AN INHUMANS vs. X-MEN TIE-IN!
•  Teenaged CYCLOPS has been living in the shadow of his predecessor, cursed to wear the face of the most infamous mutant on Earth.
•  But he's about to learn the truth behind his counterpart's quest to destroy the Inhumans...
•  And there's going to be HELL TO P...

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8.0

A really well crafted comic from a technical stand-point. Spencer is good at speeches, that's for sure, but...

But considering what's setting up, what we've seen him do already to get to his goals and what he wants his goals to be... in light of the current political landscape...

I do wonder if Spencer is gonna push Steve so far down that redemption is no longer an option... more

Civil War II: The Oath #1

By: Nick Spencer, Rod Reis
Released: Jan 25, 2017

The epilogue to the blockbuster event CIVIL WAR II!
•  In the aftermath of war, Tony Stark and Carol Danvers both turn to the one person they can trust...Steve Rogers, Captain America.
•  Uh-oh...
Rated T+

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5.0

I can applaud the good intentions of the writer, but Carol has been so bad for a couple of years now, and this book just continues that trend that I almost feel like Avengers 200 is a step up.

The Mighty Captain Marvel #1

By: Margaret Stohl, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Jan 18, 2017

The Greatest. That's what they call her. Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still hasn't prepared her for her newfound status of biggest super hero ever.
Yaas, Queen! Danvers may not like the crown she's wearing, but boy does it look good on her. Just watch out for the thorns it comes with-forces trying to ta...

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7.0

If you had been liking the current MMPR comic, this will be a downgrade since it has that campy TV show feel rather than the more serious tone of the ongoing series. That said, it is an upgrade from Hitch's Justice League ongoing, but then again, the bar is so low that no one should be surprised by this.

Justice League / Power Rangers #1

By: Tom Taylor, Stephen Byrne
Released: Jan 11, 2017

Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he's mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save hi...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Moon Knight #10 Jan 8, 2017
7.5

It's a good comic from a technical standpoint -- but it just dawned on me that Lemire's Moon Knight will never do what I wanted out of an actual Moon Knight comic: street-level crime fighting with a maybe magic/maybe mundane twist to it (As the Ellis/Wood/Bunn series did) -- instead it will all be a battle inside the fractured mind of Marc. I can appreciate what Lemire is doing, but at the sam more

Moon Knight #10

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"DEATH AND BIRTH" STARTS HERE!
•  Marc Spector was born in Chicago, but where was Steven Grant born?
•  This story goes deep into Spector's past, picks up where LEMIRE and SMALLWOOD left off in New Egypt...
•  ...And redefines the history of MOON KNIGHT as you know it!
Rated T+

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Nova #2 Jan 7, 2017
8.0

It's good that Rich Rider has such an overpowering presence that it makes me forget how much I hate Sam Alexander, something books like Champions and Avengers could never do.

If it wasn't for that, I'd stop reading the comic right away.

Nova #2

By: Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Jan 4, 2017

THE RUMORS ARE TRUE!
•  Richard Rider is back from the dead!
•  Even better - he's back in his Nova helmet!
•  But Earth already HAS a Nova as its guardian, and Sam Alexander isn't one to be replaced so easily...
Rated T

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Green Arrow #14 Jan 7, 2017
6.5

For all the decent things this issue accomplish -- they get tarnished by a really bad action scene in the climax, where Ollie somehow has to run faster than an arrow so he can jump in front of it and take a hit meant for a high-ranking police officer.

I know Ollie is athletic, and I know this is a comic, but even then it broke my suspension of disbelief.

Green Arrow #14

By: Ben Percy, Peter Nguyen
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"EMERALD OUTLAW" part three! Tension in Seattle reaches fever pitch when the media begins to question Green Arrow's involvement in a series of murders committed by an archer with unmatched skills. If the police can't catch this mysterious archer, can Green Arrow and Black Canary? Plus, the rogue police officer Ollie humiliated in a viral video retu...

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Wcharrison355 - Mar 18, 2017

Thank you! That whole scene ruined it for me. Only Flash could have done such a thing, not a "normal" human. The arrow was already on its way, yet somehow he outraced it and got in front of it. Give me a break. The writer blew it.

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Nightwing #12 Jan 7, 2017
8.5

Naked whale woman is my new fetish.

Nightwing #12

By: Tim Seeley, Marcus To
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"BLUDHAVEN" part three! The body count in Bl├╝dhaven continues to rise! Nightwing will have to team up with the Run-Offs to discover who the murderer is and clear the name of the Defacer. But before they can even begin they cross paths with the killer, Orca, and her Whaler Gang.
RATED T

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7.0

Acronyms don't work that way.

The Unstoppable Wasp #1

By: Jeremy Whitley, Elsa Charretier
Released: Jan 4, 2017

Girl. Genius. Hero. Unstoppable.
Nadia spent the entire first half of her life a captive of The Red Room, but now this teenage super-scientist is on her own for the first time, and she's ready to spread her wings!  Hank Pym's daughter has a lot of time to make up for and she's determined to change the world.  You know, if sh...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Love is Love #1 Jan 1, 2017
9.0

I hate to come across as picking on a book that was created for pure altruistic motives, and yet here I am -- but this is a problem all anthologies have: some stories are better than others, despite the good intentions of all the creators involved.

You got some solid one or two page stories, you got some entries that are just baffling and one or two that are almost downright insulting. more

Love is Love #1

By: Phil Jimenez, Phil Jimenez
Released: Dec 28, 2016

The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics - - mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love ...

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Civil War II #8 Dec 29, 2016
5.5

[ART: 9.3 | STORY: 4 | WRITING: 4 | TOTAL: 5.7 (~5.5)] My score isn't my exact thoughts, but I just needed a way to give the book a 5.5 without dragging down the art. Mediocre at best. David Marquez's art is beautiful which makes it even more of a shame that it's in a terrible book. A finale that doesn't resolve anything, shamelessly plugs everything else and has some absolutely terrible character 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...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Batgirl #6 Dec 29, 2016
4.0

larson expects us to suspend disbelief long enough to ignore huge flaws in the plot

given my score... it didnt work

Batgirl #6

By: Hope Larson, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"RETURN TO BURNSIDE"! On what should be a relaxing flight back home, Babs finds herself and her fellow passengers in mortal peril from...Poison Ivy? Batgirl must get to the bottom of Ivy's attack and save the plane if she ever wants to see home again!

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