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8.0

The Vader scene is no where near as awesome as it was in the film but there are still some cool moments in this book. More flashbacks that give new information to the movie as well. This adaptation is still very much worth reading.

Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #4

By: Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso
Released: Jul 5, 2017

• Jyn Erso brings the news of the Death Star plans to the Rebellion...
•  It seems her father built a way for the superweapon to be destroyed!
•  But when the Rebellion refuses to help, Jyn is left only with a small crew of soldiers to fight.
•  The Star Wars story continues!
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7.5

Looks like this fuel arc is only going to last for two issues which is fine. The art still remains top notch and Poe is showing all his badass qualities. I'm not sure how engaged I am with this new villain though.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #16

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jun 28, 2017

• Who is Malarus and what does she want?
•  Meanwhile, the Resistance is running dangerously low on supplies.
•  Poe and Black Squadron are on the case!
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Maul #4 Jul 6, 2017
9.0

Darth Maul issue 3 is a treat for Star Wars fans. A Sith and Jedi teaming up is interesting, Cad Bane has some great moments and there is a lot of conflict going on inside the characters. I hope that the rest of the series on this momentum. This next issue should be the peak.

Star Wars: Darth Maul #4

By: Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross
Released: Jun 21, 2017

• Darth Maul and his crew of bounty hunters have captured Eldra, the hunted Jedi Padawan!
•  But Xev Xrexus will not give up her prize without a fight.
•  There's a new bounty out...and the reward for whoever defeats Maul and captures the Padawan is worth dying for.
•  Not to mention, Eldra isn't leaving without a fight, ...

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7.5

The Doctor Aphra has an advantage over the Star Wars books because of the art. This brings an end to Screaming Citadel and it was fine. A solid ending. There are a few attempts at humor that really don't work though. I'm glad that both series are moving on though.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #8

By: Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo
Released: Jun 28, 2017

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - PART 5
•  Jedi! Symbiotes! Rebels! Murderbots! Smugglers! Archaeologists! This one has it all!
•  But can any survive the horrors of the Screaming Citadel?
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5.0

I've really enjoyed this series but this annual issue is not good and not worthy of the extra money. The creative team is changed from the main series (which is common) but the book really feels it. Its full of nothing but lame and clichéd dialogue and the story is so paint by numbers. It feels like this book is meant for a kid just learning to read. Still its Star Wars.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Annual #1

By: Robert P. Thompson, Nicole Virella
Released: Jun 21, 2017

• Poe Dameron has never been one to follow the rules.
•  So when he disobeys a direct order from General Leia Organa and gets stranded in First Order space...
•  ...with no ship and little oxygen...
•  ...how will he survive?
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 Jun 27, 2017
8.0

Still a very good comic, but I would argue that the Stormtrooper part is better than Vader's role. That may be a little odd.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jun 21, 2017

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world...as Darth Vader, Dark L...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #32 Jun 14, 2017
8.0

Doctor Aphra and her murder droids are the two best characters in this comic. Which is fine by me. I still find myself a little disappointed with the artwork on the faces. Otherwise everything is good. I haven't enjoyed this crossover nearly as much as Vader Down but I'm still interested to see how it ends.

Star Wars #32

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - Part 4
•  The Queen's influence is spreading...
•  Our only hope lies in the kindness of scoundrels.
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8.0

The Rogue One Adaptation continues to give us some little nuggets of information that we weren't fortunate enough to see in the movie. There is a scene here that definitely feels like it was cut from the movie and I'm certain that I heard some of the quotes from one of the early trailers. There are also some visions and flashbacks that give more backstory into the characters.

Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #3

By: Jody Houser, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Jun 7, 2017

• Jyn Erso continues her quest with Cassian Andor to help the Rebellion fight the Galactic Empire.
•  The team has located Jyn's father, Galen Erso - a Death Star scientist!
•  But the evil Director Krennic gets their first...and he's out for blood!
•  The Star Wars story continues!
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 Jun 7, 2017
9.0

Great kick off issue with some really solid art. Charles Soule shows us some scenes that we were never able to witness in the films. I always enjoy seeing lots of Palpatine in these comics and this may be the most attention he gets. Vader's trial to truly become a Sith lord looks like it could be one of the best Star Wars comics so far.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jun 7, 2017

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world...as Darth Vader, Dark L...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7 May 31, 2017
8.5

This is a fun issue. The third part of this Screaming Citadel story gets all of the characters we love involved. Triple 0 really stands out once again but so do Luke and Aphra. I found myself chuckling at a lot of the frames as well.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7

By: Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo
Released: May 31, 2017

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - PART 3
•  The Queen's parasites are spreading.
•  Things don't look good for Han.
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The Villain reviewed Weapon X #3 May 17, 2017
8.0

This book has finally started to build a team with Domino joining the act. Domino is the real stand out here and I think getting her involved could be a great thing for this book. The finale does tease a unorthodox crossover that might just be crazy enough to be interesting.

Weapon X #3

By: Greg Pak, Greg Land
Released: May 10, 2017

ENTER: DOMINO!
•  The mysterious director of the Weapon X Program has chosen it's next target: the Soldier of Good Fortunes known as Domino.
•  If Old Man Logan and Sabretooth barely survived attacks by Weapon X's new monsters, how will Domino fare -  
without the help of an enhanced healing factor or Adamantium skeleton? Sh...

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The Villain reviewed X-Men: Blue #3 May 17, 2017
7.0

I really didn't care for the villains motivations in this comic. The whole "the bad guys are good guys now" storyline has been recycled for multiple characters at this point. Jean Grey really stands out in this issue as she has in the earlier book. Still enjoyable but there is room for improvement.

X-Men: Blue #3

By: Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina
Released: May 10, 2017

• The X-MEN and SENTINELS get along like a house on fire...
•  ...until the X-Men meet a group of Sentinels asking for help.
•  What could these old foes want? And where do they come from? And why are they calling themselves...mutants?
Rated T+

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #15 May 17, 2017
8.5

A comic about a mission to get fuel really shouldn't be as good as this issue is. Poe Dameron shows his heroism time and time again here and there just a good dynamic with him and his crew as well. This probably isn't as high stakes as some of the other stories but its still a fun read.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #15

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: May 17, 2017

• It is a sad day for the Resistance as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade.
•  But their fight is far from over - the First Order must be stopped!
•  And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line.
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #31 May 17, 2017
8.5

The content of the issue is great. I really enjoyed it. There is some art that is pretty jarring though. It basically looks like the artist traced a screen shot the movies. Luke's naïve nature is on full display in this comic and Aphra is the real standout. I would like to see a bit of an improvement with the faces of the characters though.

Star Wars #31

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - PART 2
•  While Luke and Aphra face the Queen of the Citadel...
•  ...Han and Leia are coming...for Aphra?!
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9.0

An interesting start to this crossover with great art. It felt a lot like the movie Crimson Peak o me. I think pairing Luke and Aphra could be an interesting move. The environment is great.

Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Marco Checchetto
Released: May 10, 2017

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - PART 1
Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can't afford to pass up...one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luk...

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The Villain reviewed Deadpool #11 May 11, 2017
8.0

There were some decent moments between Deadpool and Sabretooth here as well as an interesting appearance by Magneto. There were a few solid jokes in this issue and some good appearances but I didn't find that this arc really lived up to the hype.

Deadpool #11

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: May 11, 2016

DEADPOOL VS. SABRETOOTH concludes here!
•  Hidden secrets!
•  Healing factors!
•  Horrible violence!
•  All this, plus: Magneto!
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The Villain reviewed Batman #16 May 11, 2017
9.0

Tom King does do some pretty original stuff with this issue. I thought that fast food restaurant scene was amazing and pretty funny as well. The final reveal was cool but far too far fetched for it to ever be permanent. Oh well, the shock was there for a second.

Batman #16

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

"I Am Bane" part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe.
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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #16 Feb 3, 2017
10

The consensus is in, people love Batburger and it's nice Bruce hasn't filed a copyright lawsuit. Honestly the part where Bruce uses a fork and knife to cut his burger made me lose it. It was a very fun issue and it's funny how the Robins are talking about each other's deaths over a Bat-mite meal and action figures. The Batburger scene was fun because we all know from the last page, this story arc more

Batman #16

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

"I Am Bane" part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe.
RATED T

The Villain reviewed Detective Comics #946 May 6, 2017
9.0

It may be a little bit wordy but this issue had a lot of character and a lot of interesting conversations among the Batman crew. Clayface and Spoiler are probably the two standouts this time and there is a flashback with Batman and Tim Drake that make this all worth while.

Detective Comics #946

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Dec 14, 2016

"THE VICTIM SYNDICATE" part four! The Victim Syndicate is taking their message to the streets in an attempt to turn the citizens of Gotham City against Batman and his allies! They can fight villains, but what happens when the whole city turns against them?

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The Villain reviewed Nightwing #12 May 5, 2017
8.5

I don't necessarily feel like this is a natural place for this story to go but there is some really development among the characters in this issues. Seeing Nightwing team up with a bunch of failed super villains is a very fresh turn and I hope they appear in more issues.

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.
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The Villain reviewed Titans #6 May 5, 2017
10

This starting arc to Titans has been one of my favorite arcs in the entire Rebirth. Once again Wally West is the center of attention for what will likely be the last time. His love for his friends and his former girlfriend make him effortlessly likeable.

Titans #6

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST" part six! After making the ultimate sacrifice for his friends, Wally West finds himself lost in the Speed Force with no hope of return! Has Wally's run come to a sudden end? Don't miss the conclusion to this stunning first arc!

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The Villain reviewed Titans #5 May 5, 2017
9.0

Wally West has been really shining in all the issues of the series so far but this issue its even more obvious. This is Wally's issue and the character gets a lot of exploration over the course of such a short issue. The conflict is great and it has a perfect amount of character development and action.

Titans #5

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Nov 23, 2016

"The Return of Wally West" part five! Wally West will do anything to save his friends-even at the cost of his own life! The full extent of Abra Kadabra's greatest trick is finally revealed!

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The Villain reviewed Batman #15 May 5, 2017
9.0

This book has a bit of an unorthodox narrative compared to the first issue of this story but I found it to be great. Batman and Catwoman's relationship isn't often done better than it is here. There was one line of Batman's dialogue that really bothered me and it just didn't feel right but apart from that I'd say this is another great effort from Tom King.

Batman #15

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 18, 2017

How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) bring you "Rooftops," a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman.  
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The Villain reviewed Nightwing #11 May 5, 2017
9.0

The Bludhaven stories continue to be really interesting. This is the book that probably feels the most like a noir style book. Nice to see Nightwing doing some really detective work and the side character bring a lot to the story as well.

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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The Villain reviewed Jean Grey #1 May 5, 2017
8.0

Enjoyable start. Its a pretty easy jump on point for people who are fairly unaware of Jena Grey too. I don't know if bringing Phoenix back is a good idea for the long run though. Its already been done a lot of times. The fact that this Jean has to live with something that she really hasn't even done yet is interesting though.

Jean Grey #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Victor Ibanez
Released: May 3, 2017

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she's visited by a premonitio...

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The Villain reviewed X-Men: Gold #3 May 4, 2017
8.5

X-Men gold delivers another pretty fun issue. Kitty Pryde continues to be the star of the show and her character remains tremendously likeable. The final scenes of this book reveal what could be a pretty interesting new conflict for the X-Men.

X-Men: Gold #3

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: May 3, 2017

• The CLIMACTIC SHOWDOWN between the X-MEN and the new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS!
•  Who will be left standing after the world's mightiest mutants throw down?
•  And when the dust settles, not everything is as it seems...
Rated T+

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The Villain reviewed Jessica Jones #2 May 3, 2017
9.0

Its hard to believe that Brian Michael Bendis can pick this story up years after Alias and do such a great job with Jessica Jones again. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the characters. The last few moments of this issue are probably the only reason its not a 10.

Jessica Jones #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Nov 16, 2016

• There are so many mysteries to discover in the Marvel Universe and Jessica's new case may be the most dangerous one.
•  No spoilers, but some of the biggest questions about the new Marvel NOW! are about to be revealed in this very comic.
Parental Advisory

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The Villain reviewed Detective Comics #945 May 3, 2017
9.0

The Victim Syndicate has a very small role in this issue but their actions have made some cracks in Batman's new team. Everyone is still feeling the grief from Tim Drakes death. There is a bit of a weird reveal at the end of the book but other than that I think this issue is excellent and adds another level to a great story.

Detective Comics #945

By: James Tynion IV, Al Barrionuevo
Released: Nov 23, 2016

"The Victim Syndicate" part three! Batman is trying his best to hold his team together, but Spoiler might have every reason to walk out the door...and others might follow!

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The Villain reviewed Batman #14 May 3, 2017
8.0

This book is entertaining enough. Watching Batman and Catwoman team up for dozens of fights across the city is fine but their one final night together is what makes this issue so interesting. I'd expect an interesting twist in the next issue.

Batman #14

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 4, 2017

How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) bring you "Rooftops," a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman.  
RATED T

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #14 Jan 4, 2017
8.5

I guess this is Batman's idea of a date. Punch people, punch more people, let catwoman steal her own stuffed animal, and then rooftop sex. I guess those people at HISHE was right. Batman could take out Palpatine but he's got one inescapable weakness... Batman's problem? He likes bad b!tches...

Batman #14

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 4, 2017

How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) bring you "Rooftops," a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman.  
RATED T

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