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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.
Rated T

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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?!
Rated T

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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!
Parental Advisory

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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.
RATED T

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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.
RATED T

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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.  
RATED T

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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

The Villain reviewed Weapon X #2 May 3, 2017
7.0

The interactions between Sabretooth and Logan are somewhat interesting. There is even a bit of comedy in the mix. The new Weapon X program moments are what really drag this book down in my opinion.

Weapon X #2

By: Greg Pak, Greg Land
Released: Apr 26, 2017

With Weapon X's killer cyborgs now able to hide in plain sight, Old Man Logan and Sabretooth have formed an uneasy alliance to find the revived Weapon X program and stomp it out before it gets any stronger.
Rated T

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9.0

Phil Noto is out as artist and I was surprised that I didn't miss him. Poe still looks as good as ever. Its nice to see General Leia getting a little spotlight in what feels like a bit of a tribute to Carrie Fisher and finally we get some Captain Phasma after months of teasing. I hope to see more of her in this book because she's impressive.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #14

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: May 3, 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.
Rated T

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8.0

This adaptation continues to be miles ahead of The Force Awakens' adaptation. It has a few flashback frames that give a little more character to Bodhi Rook and also to the relationship between Saw and Jyn. I hope we can get a little more story on Chirrut and Baze now that they have entered the story as well.

Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #2

By: Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso
Released: May 3, 2017

• Jyn Erso continues her quest with Cassian Andor to help the Rebellion fight the sinister Galactic Empire.
•  Following the trail to the ancient Jedha City to find Rebel extremist Saw Guerra, Jyn and Cassian get caught in a firefight with the Empire...
•  ...only to then be taken prisoner by Saw's f...

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The Villain reviewed Iron Fist #2 May 2, 2017
7.5

I thought the art got a major upgrade in this issue but the story didn't. It feels like the bulk of the issue doesn't even have Iron Fist involved. The battle at the end is pretty cool but more Danny Rand the better.

Iron Fist #2

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"THE GAUNTLET" BEGINS!
•  A mysterious island.
•  Seven deadly kung fu masters.
•  Danny's in for the fights of his life!
Rated T+

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The Villain reviewed Weapon X #1 May 2, 2017
9.0

I thought this issue was great. Focusing more on a team run by Old Man Logan sounds great to me. The Weapon X team looks like it will take a while to come together but I was interested by the villains as well as the possible team.

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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The Villain reviewed Batman #13 May 2, 2017
7.5

The battle between Batman and Bane never really reaches the level it could have. There isn't anything particularly wrong with the issue it just doesn't make the impact it should. I found this arc to take a bit a drop. Hopefully King can get it under control in the next arc.

Batman #13

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" conclusion! Batman and the remains of his team come face to face with Bane and the Psycho-Pirate in a final battle at Santa Prisca-and learn whether this was truly a suicide mission!

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The Villain reviewed Batman #12 May 2, 2017
7.0

The look into Batman's relationship with Catwoman is interesting but I just didn't think it was quite enough to carry the whole comic. Outside of that letter that is read through the whole book there really isn't anything else worth noting.

Batman #12

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 7, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" part four! As Bane decimates Batman's team, the Dark Knight must decide how far he's willing to go-and who he's willing to sacrifice-for those he left in Gotham City.  

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The Villain reviewed Batman Annual #1 May 2, 2017
6.0

Most of the stories were hit or miss in my opinion. The Batman and Harley Quinn story was probably my favorite but I wouldn't consider any of these to be very memorable and I wouldn't expect them to tie in to the main story much either.

Batman Annual #1

By: Tom King, Riley Rossmo
Released: Nov 30, 2016

"SILENT NIGHT"! A hush of winter snowfall has fallen over Gotham City...but a quiet night in this place is never truly quiet. Batman and his allies-and his many foes-stalk the streets in this icy showcase of top talent.

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The Villain reviewed X-Men: Gold #2 May 2, 2017
8.0

Another fairly fun book from this X-Men revival. Sure, the story is a bit familiar but that really doesn't bother me. Its this type of story where the X-Men really thrive and at this point I'm going to continue reading.

X-Men: Gold #2

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 26, 2017

BACK TO BASICS!
•  An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City!
•  And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks...
•  Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?
RATED T+

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supercoolyeah reviewed X-Men: Gold #2 Apr 26, 2017
9.0

It's just a solid issue. Syaf's art is action perfection, too bad what he did. And Guggenheim does a great job weaving in and out of situations. I love TFS!!!! I really did think it was going to turn into a real Old Man Logan and bad guy show and it wasn't. It was fast paced and ever changing. A solid second issue.

X-Men: Gold #2

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 26, 2017

BACK TO BASICS!
•  An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City!
•  And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks...
•  Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?
RATED T+

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