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SlyCooper2445 reviewed Invincible Iron Man #10 Aug 17, 2017
10

#DontGiveDivasAChance is trying to single handedly ruin this site with his stupid ass reviews.

Invincible Iron Man #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli
Released: Aug 16, 2017

• Riri comes face-to-face with the biggest threat she will ever encounter - a headstrong Tony Stark A.I. that's decided it knows what's best for the world! What is Tony Stark like without a human form? Pretty awful, it turns out.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB - Aug 17, 2017

For sure. There really should be something against that

DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Men II #2 Aug 17, 2017
8.0

I thought this issue was pretty darn good. If you think Peter is not lying you have to be fooling. There are 3 more issues and I think there is more to the story. Great character work. Art as always was good.

Spider-Men II #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli
Released: Aug 16, 2017

• The mystery of the OTHER Miles Morales thickens, but our Spider-Men may need to hit pause on the sleuthing because...
•  ...TASKMASTER IS GOING TO TAKE THEM DOWN!
•  Don't miss this Spider-Event!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed The Normals #3 Aug 16, 2017
8.0

One of the slower issues so far. Still a great read. I like the art and the dialogue is top notch. Can't wait to see where it all leads.

The Normals #3

By: Adam Glass, Dennis Calero
Released: Jul 26, 2017

Doctor Gordon reveals the nature of Jack and his family's creation by Westin Incorporated! He also brings to light that there are more automatons just like Jack and his family, throughout the country and possibly, the world. All the while, Jack plots to rescue and escape with his family before Westin Incorporated can do any more harm - but is he al...

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DDJamesB added James Bond: Kill Chain to their pull list Aug 16, 2017

James Bond: Kill Chain

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA! Dynami...

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DDJamesB added Dark Nights: Metal to their pull list Aug 15, 2017

Dark Nights: Metal

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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DDJamesB reviewed Clue #3 Aug 14, 2017
8.0

This has been one of those series where as soon as it comes out, you know you have at least one read you can just sit down and have a good time with. The mystery is not anything mind boggling, but it is interesting. The art is really well done as well. It has a unique style to it. Overall a good issue in a good series.

Clue #3

By: Paul Allor, Nelson Daniel
Released: Aug 9, 2017

As suspicions continue to mount, we learn more and more about our guests' strange connections to a mysterious flower with curative properties. Plus, our faithful butler reveals a shocking truth that will change everything!

Bullet points:
*    A new take on the classic detective game-with new designs by artist Nelson Dan...

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DDJamesB reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #11 Aug 14, 2017
9.0

This was a really great read. The question of the Demon really cazme into play. The ending was really good too. It had me on the edge of my seat.

Kill Or Be Killed #11

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Aug 9, 2017

The insane third arc of BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' hottest book yet begins with a bang, as Dylan turns the tables on the men hunting him.

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DDJamesB reviewed Defenders #4 Aug 14, 2017
8.0

This continues to be one of the best reads when it hits the stands. The dynamic between the character is great and the art is just too good. Overall, you can not go wrong with Defenders. Can't wait to kick off the next arc!

Defenders #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• The streets of the Marvel Universe have exploded into chaos, and the only thing standing in between the innocent people of New York and that chaos are the Defenders.
•  But can a group of socially maladjusted heroes actually trust each other enough to continue as a team?
•  Can the Defenders partner up with a stranger in a de...

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DDJamesB reviewed The Shadow #1 Aug 14, 2017
7.5

This was my first shadow comic. I thought the art was great. The story, while not the best for new readers, was not bad at all. I find the concept very interesting and hope to see where this all leads.

The Shadow #1

By: Si Spurrier, Daniel HDR
Released: Aug 9, 2017

For the better part of a century the Shadow's sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers - but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he's saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting - Mary knows all too w...

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DDJamesB reviewed Suicide Squad #23 Aug 14, 2017
7.0

Maybe I am not seeing the endgame here. I don't get why they are coming after batman, especially after the whole Justice League vs. Suicide Squad. It just seems counter productive, but like I said I will see where all this is going with Waller and The People. The art wasn't bad and neither was the story. This arc's ending will make or break the whole arc.

Suicide Squad #23

By: Rob Williams, Agustin Padilla
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"KILL YOUR DARLINGS" part three! Amanda Waller's gone off the reservation! She's ordered Task Force X to go full-on super-villain and take down the Justice League! No, not that one - they tried that before! This time she wants Batman's new Justice League of America driven before her - dead or alive - and the Suicide Squad is happy to oblige.

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #28 Aug 11, 2017
5.5

Over hyped and over rated. This book just does not do it for me. It just seems like a very unrealistic war, barely has any Batman and besides a couple of cool scenes, the story falls flat. The only thing worth looking at is the art. This whole storyline is not for me.

Batman #28

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four! War is hell. Unless it's in Gotham City, where it's so much worse. The clash between The Joker and the Riddler continues to escalate, with the rest of the city's villains picking sides and joining in. In the midst of the battle, Batman must try to save whoever he can while knowing he will forever be haunted...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #27 Aug 11, 2017
6.0

Not sure why this book gets such high reviews. All of this batman run has been hot or miss. It seems like the writer is just trying too hard. None of this event has lived up to a fragment of expectation. Besides the art, this really is on the verge of losing me as a customer. I know that's just my opinion, but it just doesn't seem to do it for me.

Batman #27

By: Tom King, Davide Gianfelice
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution... but it could cost him everything.

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #153 Aug 11, 2017
7.0

A totally ok issue. Nothing to fancy or great, but nothing horrible either. The art is pretty decent and Venom seems to be getting better as the series rolls on.

Venom #153

By: Mike Costa, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"THE LAND BEFORE CRIME" CONCLUDES!
•  Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote are having a tough time sticking together, biologically speaking. Fortunately, the fine folks at ALCHEMAX are working on a cure!
•  Eddie just has to find and stop Stegron the Dinosaur Man from turning New York into a raging army of dinosaurs for them!
•...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #31 Aug 11, 2017
8.0

This issue was awesome. I really like it from beginning to end. The action, the art, the story all came together nicely. This is the end of parker industries! I hope the momentum of good issues continues into Marvel. Although the other Spider-Man series is my favorite on the stands this still is a good series that seems to be getting better.

Amazing Spider-Man #31

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Aug 9, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  On orders from Captain America, the Superior Octopus is taking the fight to Parker Industries.
•  Peter must use the full force of his company to stop Ock and Hydra, but WILL IT BE ENOUGH?!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Secret Empire #8 Aug 11, 2017
8.5

What an issue! I thought the art was great, probably the best of the series so far. The only real complaint I have is who is that blob dealing with Doctor Strange? That scene was kind of lame considering the high stakes of this whole event. Other than that, this issue seems like the turning point. It is good to see Sam Wilson be the hero that's needed to turn the tide. Overall, a good installment more

Secret Empire #8

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Aug 9, 2017

UNITED WE STAND - against the SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added The Shadow (2017) to their pull list Aug 10, 2017

The Shadow (2017)

For the better part of a century the Shadow's sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers - but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he's saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting - Mary knows all too w...

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7.5

I am not currently following anything Hulk related at the moment, but I wanted to see what generations was all about so I picked this up. I thought the art was decent. Nothing too spectacular, but nothing bad either. The story was interesting. It was cool to see the Hulk's interact and work together while figuring out their similarities and differences. The first page said this takes place in the more

Generations: Banner Hulk & The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

By: Greg Pak, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• BRUCE BANNER. AMADEUS CHO. Both have carried the curse of the Hulk. Now they come face-to-face at last - but will they meet as friends or foes?
•  Fan-favorite Hulk scribe GREG PAK is joined by red-hot artist MATTEO BUFFAGNI (X-MEN BLUE) for a time-bending tale that will finally answer the question on everyone's minds: WHO IS THE STRON...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Iron Fist #6 Aug 2, 2017
8.5

IRON FIST #6 was terrific. While I, thoroughly, enjoyed the opening arc, I was a little concerned about Danny Rand being involved in, yet, another kung-fu tournament (Not only has it been done. ..more than once...but I'd hate to see Iron Fist limited, solely, to martial arts themed villians and stories). However, that same tournament has, apparently, set the stage & given IRON FIST (the series more

Iron Fist #6

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Aug 2, 2017

TWICE THE MASTERY! TWICE THE KUNG FU!
•  The man with the Iron Fist teams up with Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu!
•  What brings these two together? Only a MURDER CULT TRYING TO KILL DANNY!
•  It's the action explosion you won't want to miss!
Rated T+

DDJamesB reviewed Suicide Squad #22 Aug 7, 2017
8.0

Decent art, ok story. It was not bad at all, just nothing legendary. I like the new Harley Quinn dynamic and the trouble Waller is in. I will have to see where this is going with that reveal at the end.

Suicide Squad #22

By: Rob Williams, Gus Vazquez
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"KILL YOUR DARLINGS" part two! Face to face with the Russian mastermind she's been tracking since SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1, Amanda Waller is horrified to find the Suicide Squad commanded by her own dark mirror, the enigmatic Direktor Karla, who's surpassed the Task Force X leader in the one game she cannot afford to lose: control.

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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Fist #6 Aug 7, 2017
7.0

I was excited to see how the next arc would begin after I enjoyed the first so much. The art, as with the rest of the series, is one of the best things about Iron Fist. The story, while not bad, just did not have much depth. How did Shang-Chi just appear to save Danny? Not sure where he came from, but I hope we will found out how he is involved. We will see how the arc goes!

Iron Fist #6

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Aug 2, 2017

TWICE THE MASTERY! TWICE THE KUNG FU!
•  The man with the Iron Fist teams up with Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu!
•  What brings these two together? Only a MURDER CULT TRYING TO KILL DANNY!
•  It's the action explosion you won't want to miss!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man #19 Aug 7, 2017
8.0

A solid issue with a ton of character work. The art was well done. I really hope that Miles stays Spider-Man and doesn't go off as a different character.

Spider-Man #19

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• Miles has been wrestling with some inner demons and losing.
•  Has he gone so far into the dark that he can't find his way back into the light?
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Punisher #14 Aug 4, 2017
7.5

I know its a tough task to follow up on Dillon's art, but since his departure, this series art has not been that good. I thought this issue had some good art involved, but Frank himself was not done well in my opinion. The plot is not in-depth which is not necessarily a bad thing. Punisher taking down bad guys, can't go wrong. Cloonan has done a decent job with the series. Some issues are better t more

Punisher #14

By: Becky Cloonan, Matt Horak
Released: Jul 26, 2017

LIGHTS OUT!
•  A blackout hits New York City...but this is no ordinary blackout.
•  Character is what you are in the dark! And we've got some baaaad characters!
•  No lights! No camera! All action!
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB added Punisher (2016) to their pull list Aug 4, 2017

Punisher (2016)

FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL!
A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise...and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won't make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head...but what horrors will she find ther...

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DDJamesB reviewed Nick Fury #5 Aug 4, 2017
8.0

I liked this issue the best of the series so far. The art, as always, is top notch. You could get stuck just looking at the pages. The story was pretty cool as well. Such a different series than anything out, Nick Fury continues to impress me.

Nick Fury #5

By: James Robinson, Aco
Released: Aug 2, 2017

NO REST FOR THE WICKED!
•  NICK FURY gets a well-deserved vacation in a sleepy, small town...
•  ...or he would, if the sleepy town wasn't full of SLEEPER ASSASSINS, with their crosshairs trained on Agent Fury!
•  Pack your bags for THE SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN CAPER!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Champions #11 Aug 4, 2017
8.0

I think this has been the best issue of the series. The art is still just alright, but this was definitely a step up. I do agree with some reviews about the politics. The whole white privilege remark could have just been left out. Other than that it was an enjoyable read and a decent tie in to secret empire. This managed to keep it on my pull list.

Champions #11

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Aug 2, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Broken up and dispersed all across the U.S., the Champions still fight the good fight - but if they can't pull together soon, everything they stand for will turn to ash!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB rated Thanos #9 Jul 29, 2017
8.0

Thanos #9

By: Jeff Lemire, German Peralta
Released: Jul 26, 2017

• The God Quarry.
•  None who enter have ever returned.
•  Now, it's Thanos' turn.
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Infamous Iron Man #10 Jul 28, 2017
8.0

This issue is a lot of character build. I thought it was fantastically done. The art in this series continues to be my favorite (besides Defenders) and is always a joy to look at. The story should be ending soon so I am curious as to how this all plays out. Infamous continues to be a must read.

Infamous Iron Man #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Jul 26, 2017

As the impossible task of redeeming himself to the universe begins to overwhelm him, the truth about Doom's reincarnated mother is revealed!
Rated T+

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7.5

Not anything super bad, but not anything great either. I liked the art and story. It didn't further the plot, but did elaborate on some things. Definitely better than some of the previous tie-in issues.

Captain America: Steve Rogers #19

By: Nick Spencer, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jul 26, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•   Steve Rogers has won over the hearts and minds of the people - save one! Unfortunately, that one is the person closest to him, the one he cares about the most. And so Sharon Carter has a fateful decision to make...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Secret Empire #7 Jul 26, 2017
8.0

Some of the action scenes were really hard to follow. The art is hit or miss in this series and this issue is more of a miss. I did like the story though. This event has been long. It hasn't felt dragging to me yet. It looks like this is the turning point though in the story. I am really excited to see how everything ends. Great that Miles is a big part of this.

Secret Empire #7

By: Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 26, 2017

It was foretold by Ulysses, it's haunted Spider-Man's nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It's time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha...
Rated T+

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Comic Booger reviewed Secret Empire #7 Jul 26, 2017
5.5

This was so bad. Widow got killed like an animal. Punisher working for HYDRA, unreadable fighting scenes (more particularly Frank vs. Nat) Captain America would not let Spidey beat him just like that, seeing Cap's shield break is not shocking anymore, Nadia says "The entire time she has been trying to prevent you from becoming a killer" even though she recreated the Red Room (and the Champions did more

Secret Empire #7

By: Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 26, 2017

It was foretold by Ulysses, it's haunted Spider-Man's nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It's time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha...
Rated T+

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DDJamesB - Jul 26, 2017

Right? Luckily I read the first sentence and stopped.

nec - Jul 26, 2017

The fight scene between widow and punisher was great I found it easy to follow just go left to right. It did take me a minute to realize the order. But miles not killing him was stupid. That ruined the book for me. I mean if you have the chance to kill butler you kill him.

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