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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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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 Blüdhaven 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...

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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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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Teen Titans #3 Dec 29, 2016
7.0

the art is clearly the worst part of this book

Teen Titans #3

By: Ben Percy, Khoi Pham
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"DAMIAN KNOWS BEST" part three! After Ra's al Ghul and the Demon land a devastating blow against the Teen Titans, the team is forced to regroup. Facing an enemy that knows them better than they know themselves, what chance does this young team have? And how can they trust Damian after everything he's put them through?

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Mother Panic #2 Dec 29, 2016
3.0

edgy pretentious heroine plucked right out of a dime-a-dozen YA novel.

its only set in gotham so that members of the batfamily can catch glimpses of her and quip about how edgy she is.

Mother Panic #2

By: Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards
Released: Dec 28, 2016

Mother Panic is on the hunt, which means Violet Paige is out on the town, making a splash among Gotham City's elite. But what role do missing kids play in her thirst for vengeance? And what does her target have to do with the mysterious death of her father?
This issue features a variant cover by Paul Rentler that combines with this month's othe...

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Nobodyisemo - Jan 1, 2017

The blood on the wall smiley faces thing was pretty weak.

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...

Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Civil War II #8 Dec 28, 2016
2.0

I second the garbage label for this book.

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...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed G.I. Joe #1 Dec 28, 2016
5.0

I honestly tried to read it, but I couldn't get past the art.

G.I. Joe #1

By: Aubrey Sitterson, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Dec 28, 2016

G.I. JOE IS BACK! In the wake of IDW's Revolution crossover event, G.I. JOE's mission has become a global one-they aren't just Real American Heroes, they're Real Earth Heroes. Get ready for an explosive, innovative take on Joe, as writer Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter x G.I. Joe, SKALD) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet, Old City Blues) b...

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8.0

Perhaps the best Hawkeye story in a while, too bad the series is DOA on the shelves. The Occupy label surely didn't help.

Occupy Avengers #2

By: David Walker, Carlos Pacheco
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Clint Barton wasn't looking for trouble, but trouble found him. Caught in the clutches of the enemy, Clint and Red Wolf face certain death - which is too bad, because they would've made a great team.
Rated T+

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5.0

DC really needs to hand the book to someone else, because Hitch is just not doing it any favors. I mean, this is supposed to be the flagship team book of DC and it's just waffling between mediocre to terrible with no sight of improvement any time near.

Justice League #11

By: Bryan Hitch, Neil Edwards
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"OUTBREAK" conclusion! Beaten, battered and outnumbered, the Justice League faces utter annihilation when Amazo and a host of the team's deadliest enemies are released from prisons around the world as part of one man's revenge against the world's greatest superheroes.

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Green Arrow #13 Dec 21, 2016
8.0

I like the story, but some of the dialogue if fucking narmy.

Green Arrow #13

By: Ben Percy, Otto Schmidt
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"EMERALD OUTLAW" part two! Snow falls on Seattle as its mayoral race heats up with a rash of murders that implicate a deadly archer. As a city wonders what's become of its Emerald Archer, Green Arrow and Black Canary race to rule out their prime suspect: Emiko Queen.

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5.0

I think I would like this issue better if it didn't gloss over so badly over her personal failings in CW2, like, I don't know... breaking a bunch of constitutional amendments and legal precedents?

Also, why is she the most popular hero within the Marvel universe now? Feels forced as hell, specially considering that, as I said earlier, she was acting like a fascist thru the latter half o more

The Mighty Captain Marvel #0

By: Margaret Stohl, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Captain Marvel returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on.   She's the biggest hero in the world - but has Captain Marvel become someone Carol Danvers no longer recognizes? New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Wid...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Red Sonja #0 Dec 18, 2016
7.0

Everyone knows that part of the appeal of Red Sonja is the fanservice, well except for Marguerite Bennet, but I think even a title that is supposed to have fanservice can have too much, for its detriment.

That said, I'm curious to see how this will go... but off the bat, I'm liking it more than I ever liked Bennet's run... it's just a matter on whether I'll like this series more than I more

Red Sonja #0

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Dec 14, 2016

25¢ INTRODUCTORY PRICED ISSUE! The barbarian She-Devil with a Sword faces a whole different world and challenges in this new adventure written by Amy Chu and drawn by Carlos Gomez. Somewhere deep underground, strange and powerful demons clad in metal armor attack and roust Red Sonja from a deep magical sleep. Confused and weaponless, she must find...

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Deathstroke #8 Dec 18, 2016
8.0

Deathstroke comes across a bit marysue-ish in the fight against superman, but other than that, it's a solid issue.

Deathstroke #8

By: Christopher Priest, Carlo Pagulayan
Released: Dec 14, 2016

"THE PROFESSIONAL" part eight! It's the Man of Steel vs. the world's deadliest assassin in the no-holds-barred finale to the "The Professional"!

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5.0

The art is pretty good, all things considered, by the new Oracle thing is the worst.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

By: Julie Benson, Roge Antonia
Released: Dec 14, 2016

"WHO IS ORACLE?" part five! The new Oracle has led the Birds of Prey all around Gotham City, forcing them to deal with the worst of what the city has to offer. Now Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress will learn the reason when this impostor's secrets are revealed! But Oracle isn't the only one with a secret past...where did the mysterious Fenice com...

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4.0

I stopped reading halfway thru it -- it just failed to grab me.

Power Man and Iron Fist #11

By: David Walker, Sanford Greene
Released: Dec 14, 2016

THE FUNKY DRUMS OF WAR!
•  Luke and Danny make headway in healing the civilian wounds of CIVIL WAR II.
•  But war is coming to Harlem, and there may not be anything our heroes can do to stop it!
Rated T+

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Hawkeye #1 Dec 18, 2016
4.0

Tries too hard, and then proceeds to shit on Clint, even when he's not even on the book.

Hawkeye #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero
Released: Dec 14, 2016

Remember Hawkeye? No not that Hawkeye, our favorite Hawkeye, the chick who puts the hawk in Hawkeye, the butt-kicking hero who had to save the other Hawkeye's butt all the time.  Yup, you know her, it's the dazzling Kate Bishop making her solo comics debut!  Kate is heading west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arr...

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4.0

I rolled by eyes so hard I sprained them.

Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to re-enact Space Jam, guest starring Jeremy Lyn?

The Totally Awesome Hulk #13

By: Greg Pak, Luke Ross
Released: Dec 14, 2016

GUEST STARRING BROOKLYN NETS' JEREMY LIN!
•  Amadeus Cho can calculate parabolas all day...but can he hit one from downtown?
•  A classic Hulk villain returns, but not like you remember: Meet QUASI/MO/DO!
•  Hulk's on fire! Boom Shakalaka!
Rated T

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Optimus Prime #1 Dec 14, 2016
9.0

Barber returns to form after a very disappointing Revolution event that needlessly bogged down the Transformers universe by gluing it together to other Hasbro franchises (ROM, GI Joe, Action Man, MASK). If this comic can stay focused solely in the Transformers universe, this will be a solid series.

Unfortunately, this also has the same problem as its sister series Lost Light/MTMTE, you more

Optimus Prime #1

By: John Barber, Kei Zama
Released: Dec 14, 2016

REVOLUTION is over-but the danger to Earth is just beginning. As OPTIMUS PRIME pulls Earth into the larger universe, he's painted a target on Earth... and a new alien incursion begins when a corkscrew shaped craft drills into our world!
•   The next evolution of TRANSFORMERS is here!
•   OPTIMUS PRIME's past on...

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9.5

Lost Light, née MTMTE, returns in full force and full form after a nearly half-year long break if you don't count issue 56, 57 and the Revolution one-shot, and boy did I miss this series.

Jack Lawrence does an admirable job with the art, but it obviously lack the Milne touch... though I'm betting it might have to do more a bit with the inking being slightly wanting at times.

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Transformers: Lost Light #1

By: James Roberts, Jack Lawrence
Released: Dec 14, 2016

Five years ago, Rodimus and a collection of traumatised, lovelorn and/or sarcastic Autobots set off on a quest to find Cyberutopia. So far, they've made a right hash of it. They've misplaced their map. They've lost their ship, the Lost Light, to a mutinous escapologist. Oh, and they're dead.
•   The crew from MORE THAN MEETS THE ...

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Nightmare of Solomon added Transformers: Lost Light to their pull list Dec 14, 2016

Transformers: Lost Light

Five years ago, Rodimus and a collection of traumatised, lovelorn and/or sarcastic Autobots set off on a quest to find Cyberutopia. So far, they've made a right hash of it. They've misplaced their map. They've lost their ship, the Lost Light, to a mutinous escapologist. Oh, and they're dead.
•   The crew from MORE THAN MEETS THE ...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Nova #1 Dec 9, 2016
6.5

Very disappointing. Sam is backpedalling to be just a dork again? Rich is - who can tell with this showing? Ego is a pogonophile?! Bah humbug! Who'da thunk imminent drowning would be an underwhelming cliffhanger?

Nova #1

By: Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Dec 7, 2016

CLASSIFIED IS BACK!
CLASSIFIED makes his roaring return to the Marvel Universe! How will Sam Alexander cope with this unfathomable homecoming? It's the return you've all been waiting for. Or is something...else? Strap in True Believer, you've never seen a NOVA book like this before!
Rated T

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Green Arrow #12 Dec 7, 2016
8.0

It's not Mike Grell, but it was a really solid issue. Solid dialogue for the most part and very tight art by Schmidt.

That said, sometimes, I suspect, Percy just tries too hard and comes across as self-patting over how progressive it is, which kinda detracts from the book.

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Green Arrow #12

By: Ben Percy, Otto Schmidt
Released: Dec 7, 2016

"EMERALD OUTLAW" part one! A major new storyline begins as Green Arrow returns to Seattle for a brand-new mission: reclaim the life he's lost. But with Oliver Queen presumed dead, his fortune obliterated, his sister Emiko missing and Seattle's police turning against him, death proves a bigger challenge than life for Green Arrow!

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Death of X #4 Nov 23, 2016
4.0

Death of X is basically what if you mix Weekend at Bernies with V for Vendetta, but with mutants instead.

Also, if you were expecting Lemire to explain what terrible thing Cyclops did... well...it doesn't pay off. So Lemire kept telling us that Cyclops did this completely unforgivable thing in Extraordinary X-men and it turns out all he did was to make -one- terrigen cloud innocuous more

Death of X #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kuder
Released: Nov 23, 2016

• The first true battle in the Inhumans/X-Men war!
•  Cyclops isn't the only one who doesn't make it out alive...
Rated T+

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