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Synthozoid reviewed Spencer & Locke #1 Apr 27, 2017
6.0

I bought this after reading the stellar reviews here. This is either parody or fan fic. I'm not interested in either.

Spencer & Locke #1

By: David Pepose, Jorge Santiago
Released: Apr 12, 2017

When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there's only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder - his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke's traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

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Synthozoid reviewed God Country #4 Apr 22, 2017
10

Well paced, exciting, best book out.

God Country #4

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Apr 19, 2017

Emmett Quinlan goes to Hell.

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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men: Blue #1 Apr 18, 2017
6.5

The short Wendigo backup story was cool. The main feature smelled.

X-Men: Blue #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina
Released: Apr 12, 2017

THE ORIGINALS!
Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their "arch-frenemy" MAGNETO, will ol...

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Synthozoid reviewed Black Panther & the Crew #1 Apr 17, 2017
5.5

One helluva TV script, one terrible comic book script.

Black Panther & the Crew #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Butch Guice
Released: Apr 12, 2017

Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel's Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and legendary artist Butc...

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Synthozoid reviewed Weapon X #1 Apr 17, 2017
6.0

The script, though very brief, is OK. The "art" stinks.

Weapon X #1

By: Greg Pak, Greg Land
Released: Apr 12, 2017

Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn't just experimenting on mutants anymore...it's eradicating them. All...

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Synthozoid reviewed Grass Kings #2 Apr 14, 2017
10

Fantastic!

Grass Kings #2

By: Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins
Released: Apr 12, 2017

Robert takes in the mysterious woman from the lake and opens up to her about his missing daughter... a daughter that would be about the same age as the woman in front of him.  

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Synthozoid added X-Men: Gold (2017) to their pull list Apr 8, 2017

X-Men: Gold (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...

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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men: Gold #1 Apr 8, 2017
6.5

It's fine, not great. Recycling the prejudice theme for the billionth time. I like the 80's lineup of characters. I like the tension between Kitty and Colossus. Giving Rachel the new name of "Prestige" is the worst idea ever. 5 bucks for 5 minutes of reading is hard to justify. If you are going to emulate Claremont's work from the 80's, try using at least 20% of his word count.

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...

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Synthozoid reviewed Black Widow #12 Apr 4, 2017
10

Great. This went by too fast.

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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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men Prime #1 Apr 1, 2017
7.0

I really want to like the X-men in some way. Marvel has made this difficult. It's time to let go of the time travel stuff, but Marvel has doubled down on this. The original X-men are here to stay? I guess? Old Man Logan is still in the present, not the future? Marvel, please let go of time travel for a moment, tell a good story. This one is OK. Surprisingly, Lady Deathstrike is the most interesti more

X-Men Prime #1

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley
Released: Mar 29, 2017

RESURRXION BEGINS HERE!
In the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them. The nex...

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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...

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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