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thecomiccookebook reviewed All-Star Batman #11 Jun 21, 2017
7.5

Still solid. There are two stories going on, one past and the other present, and the past story is far more interesting. I know both stories will eventually collide but I find myself a little bored during the the Bruce Wayne, super-spy, elements. Hopefully the landing will be solid.

All-Star Batman #11

By: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"THE FIRST ALLY" part two! Batman races to track down his new nemesis before another murder rocks Miami. But with old secrets revealing unsettling truths about his closest ally, what dark accords will the Dark Knight make in order to stop true evil?
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook reviewed The Mighty Thor #20 Jun 21, 2017
6.5

This was okay, the allusions to refugees in our society was a bit on the nose for my liking. I'm also sick of Odinson being such a bitch when it comes to who wields the hammer. He's thousands of years old, shouldn't he have grown up by now? The new Thor is unexpected and unnecessary, I'd rather just have one Thor, Jane Foster.

The Mighty Thor #20

By: Jason Aaron, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jun 21, 2017

THE SAGA OF THE ALL-NEW ULTIMATE THOR STARTS HERE!
•  The Ultimate Thor died defending the Multiverse, but his hammer remains. Who will hold the hammer now?
•  War is coming to the Ten Realms. Can the new Ultimate Thor keep back the bloody tide?
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Aquaman #25 Jun 21, 2017
8.0

Pretty great jumping on point. Art alone by Sejic makes this book worth getting. I am not particularly familiar with any of the side characters of Aquaman besides Black Manta and Mera so there were a few moments with the side characters I didn't care about. The story looks like it will be exciting to read in trade.

Aquaman #25

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to ...

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8.5

Finally, Spider-Man is great again! This book was hilarious, self-aware and entertaining throughout. Kubert does his job, although nothing spectacular and the plot itself isn't anything cool as of yet. That all said, the energy and comedy alone entice me enough to pick this up. Definitely the go-to, in continuity Spidey book.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Jun 21, 2017

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!
The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be th...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #25 Jun 21, 2017
9.0

Mikel Janin, as always, proves why he is one of the best in the comics business currently. His splash pages are absolutely gorgeous. Tom King has got me intrigued yet again with this story arc and the tastefully done storytelling. Can't wait for the next issue.

Batman #25

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"The War of Jokes and Riddles" part one! Don't miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight's greatest failure...and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before-get in on...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Defenders #1 Jun 14, 2017
6.5

Very bland start to this team book. I typically like Bendis team books when there is a lot of team banter and charisma but the characters in this were surprisingly deadpan and serious. Marquez usually draws gorgeous books but this felt a tad messy, possibly rushed. I like that the story is streamlined and straightforward, even though the story is fairly generic. This could get better, probably a s more

Defenders #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 14, 2017

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #4 Jun 14, 2017
6.5

This was okay. The story was a lot more lighthearted than the previous 4 issues. Art was inconsistent; Yu was not on his typical A game. I'm ready for this event to be over and done with so everything is back to normal again and we can (hopefully) focus on individual stories.

Secret Empire #4

By: Nick Spender, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jun 14, 2017

There is a power that can either save the world or doom it! Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power! But unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron! LIVE IN X-CITING TIMES! SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

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9.0

This is great! Snyder delivered the type of Batman story that I wanted and has the markings of being on the same caliber as Court of Owls. Love how he tied elements from his time on Batman into this. The weakest point was definitely the art, while mostly good, having different artists jump in at random times was jarring. I'm looking forward to the Casting and the Metal event more than before.

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Black Bolt from their pull list Jun 7, 2017

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.5

Another solid issue. A great character study on why Batman does what he does.

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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aleyuma reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
10

NOT TRASH

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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Big Brother - Jun 8, 2017

Yep, the same opinions that drove you to give the issue a 10 because you disagreed with the score.

aleyuma - Jun 8, 2017

exactly

thecomiccookebook added Black Bolt to their pull list Jun 2, 2017

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

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thecomiccookebook added Pitiful Human-Lizard to their pull list Jun 2, 2017

Pitiful Human-Lizard

Toronto's got a new superhero! And he's pitiful! Lucas Barrett is a 9-to-5 office lackey during the day and a struggling superhero on evenings and weekends. He's also broke. While his job salary is not enough to support his crime-fighting hobby, Lucas finds an alternate plan that may heighten his superhero status. This is the 52-page, full-color de...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Secret Empire from their pull list Jun 2, 2017

Secret Empire

It's been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe...

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Triseult reviewed Secret Empire #3 Jun 2, 2017
4.0

As earth-shattering as the premise of this event is, there's not that much going on. All of it just feels like an alternate reality (Elseworlds?), which is not helped by talk of cosmic cubes that will invariably play a role in solving the event by hitting the big-reset button -- assuredly minus one earth-shattering thing that'll get retconned one year down the line or so when the editors can no lo more

Secret Empire #3

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 31, 2017

Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition - one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren't looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don't worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVEN...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #3 May 31, 2017
5.0

This was a very slow issue. Nothing of particular intrigue or plot development happened. Last page reveal wasn't even surprising, such things are expected at this point. I have been so excited about this event but up to this point, it seems like meandering. Extra issue definitely wasn't needed, because it's just compressing the story development in a negative way.

Secret Empire #3

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 31, 2017

Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition - one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren't looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don't worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVEN...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Star Wars #31 May 17, 2017
7.0

Meh, not as exciting as the last issue.

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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thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #2 May 17, 2017
8.0

Pretty cool, Sorrentino proves yet again why he's one of the best in the business. Story wise, I was happy to see more plots starting to develop. This is a little bit of a slow burn, but because it's Nick Spencer, I'm sure it will pay off in the end. Great last page as well, Spencer is doing a great job at making me want to read on.

Secret Empire #2

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 17, 2017

Enshrouded in darkness, plagued by the minions of Baron Mordo and cut off from all assistance, The Defenders and Doctor Strange struggle to save the lives of the innocent people consigned to this hell on Earth. Will Dagger prove to be the key to stopping this nightmare? Meanwhile, will the appearance of a new hero provide Iron Man with the key to C...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Flash #22 May 17, 2017
6.5

I found this ending very disappointing. Nothing really happened by the end of this and is a noticeably weak spot in the rest of the story line. There was a few great character moments but for most part, the lack of development in the Rebirth story line make this story almost feel pointless.

Flash #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part four! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of t...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #23 May 17, 2017
9.5

This issue reminded me why I love Tom King's Batman. It was very poetic and captured the unlikely pairing of Batman and Swamp Thing very well. A great one shot.

Batman #23

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.  
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook added Secret Empire to their pull list May 10, 2017

Secret Empire

It's been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed The Fix #9 May 10, 2017
6.5

A surprisingly weak entry in this series. Art wasn't as solid as it typically is, almost felt rushed in some parts. I can't help but feeling like Nick Spencer is putting so much effort into Secret Empire and both Cap books (which are both fantastic) that this has fell to the sidelines. I trust Spencer and Lieber to continue writing a great series but this was definitely the weakest link.

The Fix #9

By: Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber
Released: May 10, 2017

NEW STORY ARC
Roy makes a big breakthrough in his murder investigation, while Mac is out for justice.

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thecomiccookebook added The Fix to their pull list May 10, 2017

The Fix

A story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper! If you liked classic crime comics like CRIMINAL and 100...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed All-Star Batman #10 May 10, 2017
7.5

Your typical Snyder storytelling with great art. The story did a fine job at making me intrigued with where the story will be going next. Like most Snyder stories, I can't help feeling like this would read better in trade so that is how I would recommend reading it.

All-Star Batman #10

By: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: May 10, 2017

"The First Ally" part one! When the Dark Knight is taken down by a new enemy whose attacks he cannot counter, he uncovers a plot spanning generations...whose mastermind might be one of his closest allies! But who is the First Ally?
RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

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8.0

This was a lot of fun, probably the most fun I've had out of a Star Wars comic in a while. Checchetto's art is beautiful and imaginative, for new characters and creatures look amazing while the well-known characters like Luke and Han look like their movie counterparts. Gillen writes a compelling story, pitting two unlikely characters together against what looks like a terrifying villain.

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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6.5

This issue, again, was very disappointing. Art is not the greatest and Tynion spends more time hinting at future storylines than the current arc. The ending of this arc felt very sudden.

Detective Comics #956

By: James Tynion IV, Marcio Takara
Released: May 10, 2017

"League Of Shadows" finale! It's all out war against the single most ruthless villain Batman's ever faced: Lady Shiva and her army of nihilistic killers! But at least one member of the team might wind up swallowed whole by the darkness of the League...
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook dropped Flash (2016) from their pull list May 5, 2017

Flash (2016)

"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" chapter one
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well...you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts-but just where did this amazing new friend come from?
FLASH FACT: "2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming ...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Amazing Spider-Man (2015) from their pull list May 5, 2017

Amazing Spider-Man (2015)

Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his "bodyguard" Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole ...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Star Wars (2014) from their pull list May 5, 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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thecomiccookebook dropped Detective Comics (2016) from their pull list May 5, 2017

Detective Comics (2016)

RISE OF THE BATMEN Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. Its up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain...

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