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DDJamesB added Clue to their pull list Jun 28, 2017

Clue

When the mysterious Mr. Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party, everyone's a suspect! Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum-all the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists. But will Boddy's Body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning? Follow the clues and solve the mystery i...

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DDJamesB added Beautiful Canvas to their pull list Jun 28, 2017

Beautiful Canvas

Lon Eisley is a hitwoman hired to kill a small child a few days after discovering her girlfriend pregnant. In a bold declaration of uncertainty, she saves the boy and hits the road, despire the fact her boss clearly wanted him dead for a reason. This warped crime dystopia delves into the emotional dichotomy of creator/destroyer as Lon tries to conn...

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DDJamesB reviewed Luke Cage #2 Jun 27, 2017
7.5

Not an amazing second issue, but a good one nonetheless. I really like art in this book. Some of the facial expressions used are mezmerizing. It is cool to get a little insight to the background of Luke's doctor and his experiments. Overall, I will need to see how the first arc wraps up to make a final judgment on the series so far.

Luke Cage #2

By: David Walker, Nelson Blake
Released: Jun 21, 2017

A BROKEN CAGE!
•  There's a war brewing in New Orleans...and Luke is right in the middle of it!
•  Luke recovers from a brutal attack with the help of a VERY unsuspected ally!
•  Luke Cage will put body and soul on the line to learn the truth about Dr. Burstein. He might live to regret that. MIGHT.
Rated T+

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7.5

I have been a huge fan of the Steve Rogers series thus far. This might be the lowest grade I have given one of the issues. It really isnt even bad whatsoever, I just feel like this issue could have been in Secret Empire. I did like the art and once again, the story was fine, I just was hoping for a little more maturation with Steve in his own books. It is cool to see him becoming colder as time go more

Captain America: Steve Rogers #18

By: Nick Spencer, Javier Pina
Released: Jun 21, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•   As Steve Rogers enacts his grand vision for a new Hydra world order, he is forced to confront an old friend. But will Namor, the Sub-Mariner, prove to be ally or deadly enemy?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #22 Jun 26, 2017
9.0

I really enjoyed this issue. This arc is a very thought provoking one in many ways. Should heroes be able to remain anonymous in the courtroom? That's a huge task for Matt and Dardevil to accomplish. I think Charles Soule writes Daredevil very well. The art is fantastic as well. As for the end, the reveal is of one of my favorite villains so I was pretty happy we will get to see more of him.

Daredevil #22

By: Charles Soule, Goran Sudzuka
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"SUPREME" CONTINUES!
•  It's the biggest case of MATT MURDOCK's career. But in order to win it...
•  ...DAREDEVIL will have to take the witness stand!
•  Be here for the turning point that will kick off the next big phase of the Man Without Fear's career!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Nick Fury #3 Jun 26, 2017
8.0

I could buy this series just for the art. Nick Fury has been a ton of fun. If you are looking for an in depth story, this is not for you. Every issue is a mission of Nick and this one is just as much fun as the rest. It would be nice to get a little insight on NF Jr, but I'm not going to complain considering the quality we are receiving.

Nick Fury #3

By: James Robinson, Aco
Released: Jun 21, 2017

NICK FURY'S NEXT MISSION GOES OFF THE RAILS!
•  The mission is simple enough: prevent an assassination on the maiden voyage of a new international train line.
•  But when another player enters the fray, it's a thin line between friend and foe!
•  Can NICK FURY solve the mystery and prevent the killing before his enemies punc...

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DDJamesB reviewed Man-Thing #5 Jun 26, 2017
5.0

Why I bought all 5 issues, I will never know. Some parts of this book had me engaged and some left me scratching my head. Can the humor be anymore forced than it is in this book??? Th back up stories were the best part of the series. Besides the art, everything fell extremely short of expectation.

Man-Thing #5

By: R. L. Stine, German Peralta
Released: Jun 21, 2017

THE FINAL INSTALLMENT!!
•  As QUEEN IRENA continues to torture MAN-THING, chaos reigns supreme throughout all known realities.
•  Man-Thing is going to have to pull it together in order to save the NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES! Will he become the hero we all know he can be? Or is he really the monster we all see him as?
•  This en...

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DDJamesB reviewed Batman #24 Jun 23, 2017
7.5

This was an ok book. I'm not sure why DC gets such high praise compared to Marvel these days. I think King's writing itself is great and the art for me is amazing. I just don't like this love story. For Bruce to do what he did at the end, I'm not sure I enjoy it. That is just my take on it. Overall a solid read.

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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supercoolyeah reviewed Secret Empire #4 Jun 14, 2017
9.5

If you could mash up Roseanne with like Melrose Place you have the fourth issue of Secret Empire. It touches on everything. The weird dream sequence, check. Black Widow and the crybabies, check. Nasmo and the Atlantians, check. But the main story was with Ultron's dinner party. Those monologues were epic!!! I'm glad someone brought up the issue!!!! And that mini fight scene beforehand. NICE!!! Th more

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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supercoolyeah - Jun 15, 2017

Hahaha Namor not Nasmo lol

DDJamesB reviewed Secret Empire #4 Jun 20, 2017
8.5

This was definitely better than last issue. I loved the creepy dinner scene and it was also cool to see them argue about the things they have done wrong in the past. The punisher is a great addition to the Hydra team. My only knock is the second Steve plot is very vague but, does anyone agree it looks like he meets an alternate Bucky and Sam Wilson? Or am I just imagining? The ending was a cliffha more

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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DDJamesB reviewed Thanos #8 Jun 20, 2017
8.5

After last issue which was almost silent, this issue gets back to the dialogue that made this story great. We have been on quite the ride following Thanos' fall. Will he survive? The ending makes me want the next issue, the art was fantastic. I love what Jeff Lemire has done so far.

Thanos #8

By: Jeff Lemire, German Peralta
Released: Jun 14, 2017

• A threat worse than Thanos.
•  Let that sink in. Worse...than the Mad Titan himself.
•  That's why we need Thanos.
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB reviewed Venom #151 Jun 20, 2017
7.5

This is one of the better issues of the series. Venom 150 made me keep this title on my pull list. This issue will keep me going as well. It was a fun story and we are able to learn more about the relationship between Brock and symbiote. I thought the art was good and I will definitely be back next month.

Venom #151

By: Mike Costa, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"THE LAND BEFORE CRIME" Starts Here!
•  Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited at last - and their hatred of Spider-Man is greater than ever!
•  While hunting the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, Venom comes face-to-face with none other than STEGRON THE DINOSAUR MAN!
•  Can Venom postpone feasting on Spide...

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #28 Jun 16, 2017
8.0

There are certain parts in this book that I liked and some I did not. I thought the last half, the fight between Norman and Spidey was absolutely awesome. The beginning to me just seemed kind of corny with the forced dialogue between Sable and Spidey. The art is top notch. It's not even the type of art I prefer, but there is no denying how great the faces, the action and tones of the panels are. T more

Amazing Spider-Man #28

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Jun 7, 2017

OSBORN VS. SPIDER-MAN! NO HOLDS BARRED!
•  The outcome of this battle will change both of these men.
•  And that's nothing to say of Osborn's master plan that Spider-Man is powerless to save! ONLY SILVER SABLE AND MOCKINGBIRD STAND A CHANCE!
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Spider-Man #17 Jun 16, 2017
8.5

This is the kind of story I have been expecting from this series. Early crossovers watered down this series a tad, so to see him getting back to his own stories is refreshing. I like the supporting cast they are building for Miles beyond Ganke and his parents. Besides the cover ( the last one was horrible too ) the art in the issue is great and I really like Bazaldua as a successor to Pichelli. Th more

Spider-Man #17

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Jun 7, 2017

• Spider-Man and his amazing friends!
Rated T

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DDJamesB added Defenders (2017) to their pull list Jun 14, 2017

Defenders (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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DDJamesB reviewed Man-Thing #4 Jun 12, 2017
5.5

Cool art. Other than that, sometimes I ask myself why I still buy and read this series. Now I feel like I have to get the last one just to see how it ends. There are some good moments, I just don't see why this even had to happen. I find more interest in the back up stories than I do the main story. Maybe if R.L. Stine made a monthly series that were the back stories, but extended into full issues more

Man-Thing #4

By: R. L. Stine, German Peralta
Released: May 31, 2017

IT'S A PYTHON WORLD!
•  Trapped in the evil clutches of QUEEN IRENA and stuck in another world through the power of the NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES, mild-mannered TED SALLIS is desperately trying to revert back to his alter ego: MAN-THING!
•  How's that for irony? Never saw that coming, huh?
•  P...

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DDJamesB reviewed Bullseye #5 Jun 11, 2017
8.0

Was this series the greatest? Probably not. Was it a ton of fun? Yes. I really enjoyes this issue. It didn't change anything going forward, but it got to show that at the end of the day, bullseye is a douche and always will be. The art to me was pretty cool. It won't be everyones cup of tea.

Bullseye #5

By: Ed Brisson, Guillermo Sanna
Released: Jun 7, 2017

S.H.I.E.L.D. SWOOPS IN!
•  It's mass bloodshed at TEODOR ZARCO's compound, and S.H.I.E.L.D. is claiming jurisdiction!
•  No one wants to see a vacation end...but if BULLSEYE doesn't find a way out of Colombia, this'll be his last job!
•  Don't miss the blockbuster conclusion to "The Colombian Connection"!
Parental Adviso...

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DDJamesB added Kill Or Be Killed to their pull list Jun 9, 2017

Kill Or Be Killed

The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstru...

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DDJamesB reviewed Champions #9 Jun 9, 2017
7.5

I am not saying I do not like this comic. I think this was a great addition and filler story, but it has come at a bad time with the recent lackluster issues in this series. I feel like the concept of the Champions could be so much more than what they are at this moment. Waid is a great writer in my opinion and I really feel like hes not at his full potential with this series. I did like the Red L more

Champions #9

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Jun 7, 2017

• Casting a spotlight on young synthezoid Viv Vision! After what became of her family, she willingly shut down her emotions - but does that come with a price to pay?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Daredevil #21 Jun 9, 2017
9.0

This comic has it all! A cool team up, high stakes and somewhat of a cliffhanging ending. I like the premise of this arc and I am really interested to see where Soule takes it, considering his background in law. Matt Murdock is ready to take the next step in his war against crime! Sudzka has always been solid on this title so far and his art is great for street level heroes. The stakes are high he more

Daredevil #21

By: Charles Soule, Goran Sudzuka
Released: Jun 7, 2017

NEW STORY ARC "SUPREME" BEGINS!
•  MATT MURDOCK has a bold new plan to eradicate crime in New York City using the massive power of the LEGAL SYSTEM!
•  But does this mean he'll have to give up being DAREDEVIL?
•  GUEST-STARRING Luke Cage and Echo!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Fist #4 Jun 9, 2017
8.5

As much as I loved the PMIF that just ended I really enjoy this book. The action / fighting scenes are really cool and well thought out. I personally enjoy how he calls out the moves that are used throughout the fights. This beginning arc has been entertaining and would like to see where the future of Iron Fist is heading. The art was great as well. Perkins is doing some fantastic work on this boo more

Iron Fist #4

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Jun 7, 2017

A DARK HISTORY UNVEILED!
•  The secret origin of the island of Liu-Shi is revealed!
•  And Danny takes it personally. VERY personally.
•  The fight for the Chi of K'un-Lun is about to get very bloody!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB added Iron Fist (2017) to their pull list Jun 8, 2017

Iron Fist (2017)

THE GAUNTLET STARTS HERE!
K'un Lun is in ruins. The chi fueling Danny's fists is wavering. Is there a future for the Iron Fist? Danny Rand pushes himself to the breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him...
Rated T+

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ockedman reviewed Moon Knight #14 Jun 1, 2017
10

The only word I could use to describe this issue is "beautiful". Marc’s last speech is emotive and the character is finally happy with his life. He’s considerably evolved in the series: it was his death and his rebirth. This conclusion is the culmination of everything the author has introduced from the beginning and it's enough for me.
This last arc is a bit less inspired. The flash-backs more

Moon Knight #14

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: May 31, 2017

WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN...
•  Marc's past, present and future collide!
•  An epic throwdown between MARC SPECTOR and KHONSHU!
•  Who will survive, and what will be left of them?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB rated Kill Or Be Killed #3 Jun 5, 2017
10

Kill Or Be Killed #3

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Oct 12, 2016

As our hero is drawn deeper into the shadows, his secret vigilante life begins to put everything he cares about in danger.

Brubaker and Phillips biggest hit yet continues, and every issue includes fantastic back page extras and articles!

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DDJamesB rated Kill Or Be Killed #2 Jun 5, 2017
10

Kill Or Be Killed #2

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Sep 7, 2016

The second chapter in Brubaker, Phillips and Breitweiser's new hit book!

Every killer has to have his first kill, and they're never easy.

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DDJamesB reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #1 Jun 5, 2017
10

Probably the most well written comic I have ever read. What an opening issue and ending. Really gets you thinking and is very applicable in today's world. The art is great and I love the format. Some heavy stuff.

Kill Or Be Killed #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Aug 3, 2016

The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstru...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thanos #7 Jun 5, 2017
7.5

While this issue really did not contain much in terms of plot it really shows how effective art can be in telling a story. Thanos has hit rock-bottom. Some of his expressions throughout this one are just heartbreaking. How will he survive? I am really curious to see what Lemire has planned as he has stated there is a definitive end to this series. Hopefully we get a little more story next issue.

Thanos #7

By: Jeff Lemire, German Peralta
Released: May 31, 2017

• See Thanos as you've never seen him before...powerless and alone!
•  Thanos is willing to do anything to survive...
•  ...even if that means accepting help from the unlikeliest of places!
Parental Advisory

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DDJamesB added Thanos (2016) to their pull list Jun 5, 2017

Thanos (2016)

EVIL HAS BEEN UNLEASHED ON THE UNIVERSE.
Thanos, possibly the most evil individual in the Marvel Universe, is back...and he's out for vengeance on all who would oppose him. Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he's also heading for an unexpected reckoning...with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, following the deadly t...

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DDJamesB reviewed Moon Knight #14 Jun 5, 2017
10

What can I say about this entire Moon Knight run? I am so sad to see this ending, but what a way to do it. I am not so much an art person as I am a story guy, so with that being said, I think the art has been absolutely phenomenal. This issue wrapped up the series nicely and I really can not get over that it's ending!!!!!! Thank Lemire for a fantastic story. I am curious to see what happens in the more

Moon Knight #14

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: May 31, 2017

WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN...
•  Marc's past, present and future collide!
•  An epic throwdown between MARC SPECTOR and KHONSHU!
•  Who will survive, and what will be left of them?
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Deadpool vs. The Punisher #4 Jun 5, 2017
9.0

This series has far exceeded my expectations. What you get is a great read with Van Lente really knowing what to do with the characters. This issue is just as fun as the others and the art is top notch. I can't wait to see how it ends next issue!

Deadpool vs. The Punisher #4

By: Fred Van Lente, Pere Perez
Released: May 31, 2017

• I just realized -
•  Deadpool has trouble being frank...
•  And Frank Castle has trouble being dead.
•  ...well, I thought it was funny.
Parental Advisory

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