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Synthozoid reviewed X-O Manowar #1 Mar 22, 2017
10

Picked this up on a whim. Loved it. It reminds me of Busiek's Conan run.

X-O Manowar #1

By: Matt Kindt, Tomas Giorello
Released: Mar 22, 2017

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age.

It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to E...

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Synthozoid added Batwoman (2017) to their pull list Mar 20, 2017

Batwoman (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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Synthozoid added Moon Knight (2016) to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Moon Knight (2016)

THE BOOK YOU'D BE INSANE TO MISS!
Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wr...

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Synthozoid added All-Star Batman to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

All-Star Batman

"My Own Worst Enemy" part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight's greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Eve...

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Synthozoid added The Walking Dead to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

The Walking Dead

Rick Grimes, Sheriff of a small town in Kentucky awakes in a hospital. Comatose after being shot while on duty, Rick finds the world abandoned of all things living and is faced with walking undead, who attack him on sight. He returns home to find his family, son Carl and wife Lori, gone. He meets his new neighbor, who points him towards Atlanta. Af...

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Synthozoid added Star Wars (2014) to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Star Wars (2014)

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and ...

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Synthozoid added Batman (2016) to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Batman (2016)

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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Synthozoid added Royal City to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Royal City

DOUBLE-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES written and illustrated by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, A.D., Sweet Tooth). ROYAL CITY charts the lives, loves, and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town across three decades. Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up, is quickly...

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Synthozoid reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #25 Mar 17, 2017
1.0

10 bucks?!? I hate to say it, but John Byrne was right, this story is poo. Miles Morales is my Spider-man for now.

Amazing Spider-Man #25

By: Dan Slott, Various
Released: Mar 15, 2017

HUGE BLOWOUT ISSUE!
•  STUART IMMONEN (STAR WARS, AVENGERS) takes the artist reins of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and joins Dan Slott for a 40-page main story!
•  Then don't miss a super-secret short story by Dan and Giuseppe Camuncoli!
•  TOP-SECRET BONUS CREATIVE TEAM!!!
•  Hannah...

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10

This series is fantastic. Noir at its finest, better than Brubaker.

Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #21

By: David Lapham, David Lapham
Released: Feb 22, 2017

On the run, used, abused, and taken for all they're worth, Beth, Orson, and Nina are just hoping to live through the night, but three little numbers and a comic book just might make that impossible...

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Synthozoid reviewed Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 Mar 17, 2017
6.5

Not terrible, but not good. Darth Maul deserves more effort.

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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Synthozoid added God Country to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

God Country

SERIES PREMIERE
Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn't just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more t...

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Synthozoid added Kill Or Be Killed to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Kill Or Be Killed

The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstru...

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Synthozoid added Wild Storm to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Wild Storm

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.
And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she's buried in her own body-is the on...

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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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Synthozoid reviewed Jessica Jones #6 Mar 17, 2017
6.0

So the interesting story about the guy who is aware of alternate earths ends with a whimper. The bad lady is tricked by Jessica and Captain Marvel. Luke and Jessica are still mad at each other. In short, not much happens. I LOVED the original Alias series. This one stinks. With the same writer and artist for this relaunch, how the hell did this happen?

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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Synthozoid reviewed Champions #5 Mar 17, 2017
5.0

This sucked. And I'm a bleeding heart liberal.

Champions #5

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Oh, great! Just when the Champions had a nice little movement going on, here comes Gwenpool to ruin - I mean, "improve" - it all, with her patented brand of consequence-less violence and disregard for human life!
Rated T+

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Synthozoid added Ms. Marvel (2015) to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Ms. Marvel (2015)

The internationally-beloved, butt-kicking, smack-talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return. Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! Yup, the dream to end all dreams has happened for Kamala. She's toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth's mightiest heros be everything she imagined?...

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Synthozoid reviewed Sex Criminals #17 Mar 17, 2017
9.0

Great issue, very funny, no mention of jizz for a change.

Sex Criminals #17

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

You think it's hard being a sex criminal? Try being a sex cop for, like, an issue, give or take. ALSO THIS ISSUE: a special sequence guest-colored by a MYSTERY COLORIST whose name rhymes exactly with "ELIZABETH BREITWEISER."

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Synthozoid reviewed Champions #6 Mar 16, 2017
7.0

There is a fine line between fun and corny. This book has taken a giant leap into corn country.

Champions #6

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Mar 1, 2017

Versus their counterparts, the Freelancers! And you'll be surprised to see who's left standing at the end of the battle!
Rated T+

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Synthozoid reviewed God Country #3 Mar 16, 2017
9.0

Very good, but it doesn't quite live up to the promise of last issue's ending. We get another cliffhanger here. Will the next issue be worth the wait? I hope so.

God Country #3

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"DEATH IN TEXAS"-When Emmett Quinlan returned from the brink, his son thought his prayers had been answered. They had, but not by the god he'd prayed to. Now DEATH has come to West Texas to show the Quinlan family the price of resurrection...

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Synthozoid reviewed Wild Storm #2 Mar 16, 2017
10

Only 2 issues in and it's already my favorite ongoing. Just the right balance of Ellis weirdness and conventional superhero storytelling.

Wild Storm #2

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Mar 15, 2017

All Angela Spica did was save someone's life. And now hers is over. The rogue engineer lies bleeding in a place she hopes nobody will find - but she's wrong. The people embedded in the secret power structures of the world are tracking her. Skywatch. Halo. International Operations. A covert operative called Grifter. If only she hadn't unknowingly fo...

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Synthozoid reviewed Civil War II #2 Jun 15, 2016
5.0

Pretty terrible, and I like Bendis. That cliffhanger about She-Hulk? No info. Jim Rhodes is still dead. Iron Man is still mad. The end.

Civil War II #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 15, 2016

Two issues in one month? Hell yes! As the Marvel Universe reels from the events of the first issue, Tony Stark decides to take matters (and the law) into his own hands and declares war on the Inhumans. But not everyone agrees with Tony's perspective and they are willing to die trying to stop him.
Rated T+

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7.0

Not good, but great fun if you like the movie.

Prometheus: Life and Death #1

By: Dan Abnett, Andrea Mutti
Released: Jun 8, 2016

Colonial Marines have commandeered a mysterious alien ship-wresting it from the savage Predators who also wanted it. But now the owner of the vessel has awakened, and the marines find themselves trapped in space with an angry god!

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Synthozoid reviewed Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 Jun 14, 2016
6.0

It felt like: What has DC editorial decided to do about Wonder Woman's conflicting origin stories? You won't find out here. Buy Wonder Woman #1 to maybe possibly find out!

Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

By: Greg Rucka, Matthew Clark
Released: Jun 8, 2016

After suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth's ultimate protector and champion.
DON'T MISS: New York Times best selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with a tale that will forever alter the DC icon.

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Synthozoid reviewed Batman: Rebirth #1 Jun 12, 2016
8.0

It was fine, but it went by too quickly, about 90 seconds of entertainment.

Batman: Rebirth #1

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 1, 2016

Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

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Synthozoid reviewed The Fix #3 Jun 10, 2016
9.5

Every issue gets a little better, near perfect this time.

The Fix #3

By: Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber
Released: Jun 8, 2016

Roy moonlights as private security for a superstar actress. Superior Foes of Spider-Man-style hilarity from the team that brought you, um, Superior Foes of Spider-Man. We are nothing if not consistent!

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Synthozoid reviewed Renato Jones: The One % #2 Jun 10, 2016
7.0

Feels like issue #1 again, where is this going?

Renato Jones: The One % #2

By: Kaare Andrews, Kaare Andrews
Released: Jun 8, 2016

In the second issue of the most dangerous comic on the planet: outtrumps, oligarchies, and orgies, oh my!

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Synthozoid reviewed Civil War II #1 Jun 3, 2016
9.0

I really enjoyed this. If you like Bendis in general, you will like it, if not, move along. My only complaint is the focus on Inhumans instead of mutants. Inhumans are boring as f. Please stop trying to make Inhumans replace mutants.

Civil War II #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 1, 2016

IT'S HERE!
The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year's best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ...

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Synthozoid reviewed Nighthawk #1 May 29, 2016
8.0

I'm intrigued. The artwork could be better.

Nighthawk #1

By: David Walker, Ramon Villalobos
Released: May 25, 2016

Straight from the pages of SQUADRON SUPREME comes one of the most brutal super heroes of the Marvel Universe. Nighthawk is Chicago's dark protector, dispensing swift, decisive justice to those that truly deserve it. When the city's shadiest power brokers turn up murdered in gristly ways, the apparent work of an inventive serial killer, Nighthawk mu...

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