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Kgphil01 reviewed Batman/The Shadow #1 Apr 26, 2017
8.0

Overall an enjoyable read as we see Batman try and track down the killer of one of Arkham's staff. This issue sets up a general but straightforward murder mystery giving us a chance to see Batman's detective work something I feel is missing from newer Batman runs. It doesn't answer a whole lot and leaves it nice a wide open with several ways it could go which has me very intrigued. The art and aes more

Batman/The Shadow #1

By: Scott Snyder, Riley Rossmo
Released: Apr 26, 2017

Two of history's greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit...but he's been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston's life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too...

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Kgphil01 reviewed Flash #21 Apr 26, 2017
8.5

While not as great as Batman #21 the first Flash chapter of the "Button" crossover adds some great intrigue to the story. This issue is a bit slower focusing on the mystery of the Button and where it came from as we see Flash and Bruce set out in time to try and find the origin of the Button. The writing in this issue works really well to keep the mystery unfolding while still building interest. T more

Flash #21

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part two! 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 th...

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Kgphil01 reviewed Daredevil #19 Apr 24, 2017
8.5

Anorher great chapter to the "purple man" arc. Soule's writing is on point for his daredevil run and this issue and arc are no exception. We see Soule take Matt into his own fears and to combat Killgrave! Even though there is one more issue I think this one pretty much has given us the ending. The art was just ok in this issue. There were a couple really odd looking panels of Matt with an extremel more

Daredevil #19

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Apr 19, 2017

THE RIVETING MYSTERY BEHIND DAREDEVIL'S SECRET IDENTITY CONTINUES!
•  How low will MATT MURDOCK sink to hide his secret identity?
•  What caused the rift between Matt and his best friend, FOGGY?
•  The revelations may be impossible to come back from...
Rated T+

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Kgphil01 reviewed All-Star Batman #9 Apr 24, 2017
9.5

An absolutely fantastic finish to one of the most memorable Batman storeis I've read in quite some time! Snyder used this finale to ramp up the tension to 11 and break it wide open with an unbelievable twist that was perfect! Jock's art work really shines here capturing the extremely volitle situations that are presented in this issue! Overall this Ends of the Earth had been not only a phenomenal more

All-Star Batman #9

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"Ends of the Earth" finale! It all comes down to this. After months of searching, Batman has found the mastermind behind the blight sweeping the planet, and must face off against one of his most dangerous villains in a battle of wills for the fate of the Earth.  
RATED T

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Superior fan reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
9.0

So far King's Batman has underwhelmed. This issue is the first one to live up to the hype. The plot is great, without a wasted moment. I won't ruin it. This is the sharpest King's writing has been. His obnoxious speech patterns are gone, replaced by sharp wording that crackles. More important, he's willing to leave space empty when words aren't necessary. A nearly perfect job. more

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! 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 th...

Kgphil01 reviewed Batman #21 Apr 24, 2017
9.5

What a start to this long awaited "The Button" story arc! Not a whole lot of exposition here but we do get is some unbelievable action/fight sequences and a massive helping of intrigue! Oh and it's all set during a game of the greatest sport on the planet... hockey! This is one hell of a way to start this Batman/Flash crossover! Cannot wait to see where this goes!

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! 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 th...

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Kgphil01 reviewed Spawn #272 Apr 24, 2017
8.0

Another solid issue! The story is coming together quite nicely with Al and Cyan trying to escape their hunters! Great art as always! Hopefully spawn continues this steady rise it has been on of late!

Spawn #272

By: Todd McFarlane, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Apr 12, 2017

Spawn comes face-to-face with one of his BIGGEST mortal enemies!

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Kgphil01 reviewed I Hate Fairyland #12 Apr 24, 2017
10

I'll be honest after loving every issue of the first I Hate Fairyland arc I really started to feel the book was loosing a lot of steam. While I enjoyed the second arc it just didn't have that same pop and excitement I found in the first arc. I thought maybe it was a premise that worked wonderfully for mini-series but just didn't have enough to keep the magic the first arc brilliantly showcased ali more

I Hate Fairyland #12

By: Skottie Young, Skottie Young
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"LONE GERT AND GRUB"
Gert's tired of being a complete piece of sh!# and decides to be a helpful member of the Fairyland society, starting off with rescuing a kidnapped baby and returning it to its loving family. Gert. A baby. Probably some poop. Buy this.

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Kgphil01 reviewed Plastic #1 Apr 24, 2017
7.5

Overall I liked this first issue (I'm a sucker for this extremely out there crazy books with awesome premises). But I feel like the info in this issue was extremely rushed. First the book never even mentions Edwyn is a serial killer honestly the book made him out to be a Black-Ops soldier who just has a very creepy vibe. Even the scene when Edwyn takes out a few local kids who are messing with Vir more

Plastic #1

By: Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard
Released: Apr 19, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he "met online." Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing E...

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10

Black Hammer is quite the strange beast. It is essentially a family drama told with superheroes characters and a major Twilight Zone twist.... and its one of the best books I've ever read. The book centers around a team of 5 superheroes all transported in the middle of a battle for the universe to a small farming town which they cannot leave. The book picks up after 10 years of the team trying to more

Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins

By: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston

Once they were heroes. Now, banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. But as they attempt to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects issues #1-6 of the series.

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Kgphil01 reviewed Wytches Vol. 1 Apr 21, 2017
9.5

One of the best horror comics I've ever read. I really enjoy the genre and I can honestly say this is the first book that has ever truly creeped me out and made my skin crawl. The story is almost perfect in how Snyder slowly introduces the creators in the woods and explains the rules of these monsters world. The pacing is perfect giving us little crumbs into the lore of the story and histories of more

Wytches Vol. 1

By: Scott Snyder, Jock

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient...and hungry. Collects WYTCHES #1-6.

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Kgphil01 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #26 Apr 19, 2017
7.5

Overall a pretty good issue. The story while a bit thin and pretty straightforward was engaging enough and has my interest. The action sequences and art are the stars of this issue though. Both give this story a sense of excitement and the art is simply gorgeous! Hope things continue to build in #27!

Amazing Spider-Man #26

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"THE OSBORN IDENTITY" CONTINUES!
•  Silver Sable comes back into Spider-Man's life - but isn't she DEAD?!
•  Norman Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Symkaria, and any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war.
•  Will Spider-Man risk international infamy to ta...

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Kgphil01 reviewed Detective Comics #954 Apr 18, 2017
6.5

The first misstep of this League of Shadows arc. What we get here is mainly build up for the final issue. While this isn't bad by any means it was a bit of a slower read with some below average dialog from what we are used to. But for me where this issue really suffered was the art. The use of Batmans eyes to convey extreme emotions was absolutely terrible. This isn't a deadpool or Spider-Man comi more

Detective Comics #954

By: James Tynion IV, Marcio Takara
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part four! Ra's al Ghul has the answers Batman needs to take down the League of Shadows...but will he lift a finger to help him? Or would he rather use the League to take care of the Dark Knight Detective once and for all?
RATED T

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Kgphil01 rated Injection Vol. 1 Apr 15, 2017
8.5

Injection Vol. 1

By: Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey

Once upon a time, there were five crazy people. And they poisoned the 21st Century. From the creators of MOON KNIGHT: From the Dead, collecting issues 1-5 of INJECTION, the story of five mad geniuses trying to save us all from themselves.

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Kgphil01 reviewed X-O Manowar #1 Apr 9, 2017
9.5

A perfect reboot issue for XO:Manowar! The issue puts us deadcenter front row as Aric has found his way onto a revolution soaked new planet only to be stripped away from his peaceful farm straight to the front lines. The art is something to marvel at as each panel is teaming with gritty detail! This is an almost perfect reboot as it is a fantastic jumping on point for new readers who have never re more

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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Kgphil01 reviewed Black Cloud #1 Apr 9, 2017
6.0

I don't really have a whole to say about this first issue other than I have no clue what is going on (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). What was presented was very interesting in that it could go in a million different ways. But unless your truly willing to give this book a full arc run there isn't much to really hook the reader other than possibilities of where it could be going. I have a fee more

Black Cloud #1

By: Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle
Released: Apr 5, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen.
Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands.
But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn't the only place Zelda's running from.
From the creators that broug...

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Wolf Warner reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
7.0

Did Batman have Vibranium in his head? ONE Headbutt and Bane done? Decent not great. Good Arc tho.

Batman #20

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T

Kgphil01 reviewed Extremity #2 Apr 5, 2017
9.0

Another extremely solid issue. We get a little bit more world building in this issue taking a slower look at how the Roto clan survives in the world and starts to set up the major conflict ahead! The art is stunning as it was in issue 1! I really think this book will be something special! Can't wait till next month!

Extremity #2

By: Daniel Warren Johnson, Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Apr 5, 2017

Thea has taken her first step toward vengeance against the Paznina warlords who ruined her family. But this world offers more than vengeance as she discovers a new ally in the wreckage of the Rising Plains.

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superstan52 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
5.0

SPOILERS AHEAD: Oh, come on! Batman gets the ^%$% beaten out of him 2 issues ago (a day or two ago in 'real' time) comes back completely healed (?) and has no other 'strategy' than to get the ^%$% beaten out of him again? Isn't he a detective? Doesn't he have weapons besides his fists and, apparently, forehead)? Can't he concoct an antidote to Venom or something besides hoping for the head more

Batman #20

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T

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Big Brother - Apr 5, 2017

Yeah, a lot of these modern meathead writers just can't write for a character that should be a supergenius. "Detective", brilliant Batman is dead.

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MKW69 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
6.5

As Bad I thought. Bane is still some more eloquent Hulk. Bruce has problems. But at least there's a real fight scene! And pretty good fight scene. Still dissapointed.

Batman #20

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T

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Kgphil01 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
6.0

After this issue I've decided King's writing and take on Batman are just not for me. Again we get exposition flashbacks that are not needed. Batman takes a beating of a life time only to bounce back at the last second, say a cheesy one liner and the threats over... After such a strong start to this arc it completely crashed in the last few issues.

Batman #20

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T

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Kgphil01 reviewed Detective Comics #953 Apr 3, 2017
9.0

This book continues to strengthen its case for my favorite Super Hero title running. This issue we the League moving their pieces around and slowly tearing at the fragile fabric of the Bat team! With great action, tension and pacing this is another fantastic chapter to the series defining arc for me!

Detective Comics #953

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Duce
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part four! Help arrives from a surprising - and unwanted - source... one of Batman's greatest foes!

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Kgphil01 reviewed Batman / TMNT Adventures #5 Apr 3, 2017
9.0

The best issue is the mini-series so far! A little bit more a twist in the story than with the previous issues in who is actually the mastermind behind the portals mixing both worlds. Great art and one sequence that had me laughing with delight on how they payed homage to the greatest cartoon intro ever!! This book is an absolute blast!

Batman / TMNT Adventures #5

By: Matthew K. Manning, Jon Sommariva
Released: Mar 22, 2017

The surprising conclusion to the hit all-ages crossover! Surprising alliances are formed and friendships are tested as the villain behind the cross-dimensional chaos is revealed!

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Kgphil01 reviewed Rock Candy Mountain #1 Apr 3, 2017
10

Saw Kyle Starks at a show this past weekend and he had copies available early so had to pick up a copy! First off I'm a big fan of Kyle's books so I may be a little biased. This is a damn near perfect first issue! We get intrigue right off the bat with the literal devil looking for our hero but why!? Then we are thrown directly into the hobo lore with our two main characters Jackson a hobo searchi more

Rock Candy Mountain #1

By: Kyle Starks, Kyle Starks
Released: Apr 5, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
Eisner-nominated comic creator, KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE), would like to invite you to enter the magical world of hobos. The world's toughest hobo is searching through post-World War II America for the mythological Rock Candy Mountain, and he's going to have to fight his way to get there. Lots of hobo fights. So many hobo fights.<...

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Kgphil01 added Rock Candy Mountain to their pull list Apr 3, 2017

Rock Candy Mountain

SERIES PREMIERE
Eisner-nominated comic creator, KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE), would like to invite you to enter the magical world of hobos. The world's toughest hobo is searching through post-World War II America for the mythological Rock Candy Mountain, and he's going to have to fight his way to get there. Lots of hobo fights. So many hobo fights.<...

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Kgphil01 reviewed Deadly Class Vol. 5: Carousel Mar 23, 2017
10

I don't know what I can say about this title other than if your not reading you damn well should be!! We get another masterful volume where we see a new class of freshmen come into the school and try to find their place as well as themselves. We also see the previous class back at the school jockeying for power and trying to cope with the events of their finals the previous year! The writing for t more

Deadly Class Vol. 5: Carousel

By: Rick Remender, Wesley Craig

It's morning in America, and those who lived through last arc's brutal finale barely have had time to consider what they've done before a new class of kids enroll in the school, eager to pick up the bloody mantle. Sophomore survivor Saya Kuroki is given a chance to ascend in the ranks of the school's deadliest and most ruthless students, and all it...

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Kgphil01 added Deadly Class to their pull list Mar 23, 2017

Deadly Class

It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an anc...

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9.0

Black Science Vol. 1: How to Fall Forever

By: Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera

Anarchist scientist Grant McKay has done the impossible! Using the Pillar, he has punched a hole through the barriers between dimensions, allowing travel to all possible universes. But now Grant and his team are trapped in the folds of infinity, the Pillar sending them careening through a million universes of unimaginable adventure, sanity-flaying ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #25 Mar 16, 2017
8.0

Immonen and Slott work well together and the story flows with good developments. Camuncoli's story with Slott is also good and very promising. But the rest is filler. This is not going to help this book get any new readers.

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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8.5

Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick

By: Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky

Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!

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