Adam Barnhardt's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com, ComiConverse Reviews: 1137
7.6Avg. Review Rating

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7174AD (2024) #1

Apr 17, 2024

Despite being published by the biggest independent publisher in the land, 7147AD #1 feels like an underground comic through and through.

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A.X.E. One-Shots: Iron Fist #1

Oct 12, 2022

Like most other entries in this Marvel event, A.X.E.: Iron Fist #1 exists to help bolster a central title and make it bigger than it really is.

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A.X.E. One-Shots: Avengers #1

Sep 28, 2022

While the event itself has been intriguing with its warring dynamics amongst the various groups, this issue pumps the break so that Tony Stark can lead his own psyche through a round of therapy about the very same topics we've seen him battle before. It's tiring to the point of exhaustiveness, and it adds littleif anythingto the overarching narrative of the event.

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Action Comics (2016) #1005

Nov 28, 2018

For the most part, it's hard to shake the feeling that Action Comics #1005 is nothing but filler for a larger story arc.

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Action Comics (2016) #1006

Jan 2, 2019

Bendis has been relying all too much on cliffhangers as of late, and it's but a matter of time before these leave-ya-hanging issues with zero sustenance will get tiring.

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Action Comics (2016) #1007

Jan 30, 2019

No matter which way you shake it, this outing could very well be Bendis' best book on Action Comics so far.

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Action Journalism (2022) #1

Sep 21, 2022

Dynamite premise. Beautiful artwork. Action Journalism is a bonafide hoot.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #14

Jan 30, 2019

Nick Spencer is firing on all cylinders when it comes to Amazing Spider-Man, and this issue in particular is the perfect launch for a brand-new story arc.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #15

Feb 13, 2019

While it seems like it's back to form for Spider-Man, it just feels like something is missing from this title.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #16

Feb 27, 2019

The majority of this issue serves as the prelude to the latest book featuring Kraven on a massive hunt, and it's shaping up to be quite the event.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #16.HU

Mar 6, 2019

With an event that's been building for quite some time, this first issue is certainly a step in the right direction.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #17

Mar 13, 2019

Two issues in and this mini-event has gone just as one would predict.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #18

Mar 27, 2019

Certainly a disappointing outing in an otherwise promising event.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #18.HU

Apr 3, 2019

It's definitely hard to stay dry-eyed during this beautiful, poignant tale about being different from the norm.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #19

Apr 10, 2019

While this book is paced better than its predecessor, it's a bit muddied and tiring.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #19.HU

Apr 17, 2019

Focusing on Lizard's love for his son, this is a classic father-and-son tale full of heart.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #20

Apr 24, 2019

On the final home stretch, the event seems to finally be getting some footing underneath itself.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #20.HU

May 1, 2019

Cunning and mischievous are two words that can describe both the Vulture and this book.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #21

May 15, 2019

The penultimate issue of "Hunted" is the arc's best book yet, setting up an explosive finale.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #22

May 29, 2019

All in all, "Hunted" left a bit more to be desired but issue-by-issue, #22 is by and large the best"and most important"comic of the event.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #23

Jun 12, 2019

While a massive cliffhanger at the end is in store, this issue was, by and large, business as usual.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #24

Jun 26, 2019

Despite coming off a mini-event in which people were hunted, Nick Spencer and company take Spider-Man to a whole new low here, introducing an all-new villain that's bone-chilling, to say the least.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018): Full Circle #1

Oct 23, 2019

Something like this would get exhausting week after week but it's a great trip off the beaten path this Wednesday.

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Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle #1

Jan 29, 2020

Daily Bugle isn't entirely necessary but at the very least, it's a solid-enough read to warrant a return to the second issue when it comes out next month.

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Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle #2

Feb 26, 2020

Sure, there's the predictable cliffhanger of an ending but at the very least, it doesn't attract from the solid storytelling in the first twenty pages.

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American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #9

Jan 22, 2020

The way this issue is plotted, it reads as a filler at it fights to churn the wheels of a story forward.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Omega #1

Dec 18, 2019

This book has its fair share of thrilling scenes"and it also has its fair share of hopelessness and sorrow. Luckily it's all balanced to equal a pretty well-rounded book.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Alpha #1

Nov 20, 2019

Equal parts survival war story and explosive space-faring sci-fi tale, Annihilation Scourge: Alpha is an incredible nod to the Annihilation stories that came before it.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Silver Surfer #1

Dec 11, 2019

Left picking up the pieces after Silver Surfer: Black, the wielder of the Power Cosmic has his first major standalone story since and right away, it delivers.

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Annihilation - Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1

Dec 11, 2019

Out of the four one-shots they've done, this one might be the most inconsequential as it feels largely standalone with little connective tissue to the rest.

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Antioch (2022) #1

Sep 7, 2022

Antioch #1 is a formidable debut issue in a new comics world full of promise.

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Antioch (2022) #2

Nov 2, 2022

Antioch takes a step back here, slowing to a crawl as Kindlon and Ferrari weave a microscopic tale.

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Aphrodite V #1

Jul 18, 2018

. In a world a bingable content, Aphrodite V might not be for those looking for high-flying action within every panel.

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Aphrodite V #2

Aug 22, 2018

On the surface, it's an action-packed page-turner but as you dig deeper as the issue progresses, it's a political thriller that'll keep you trying to catch your breath.

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Archer & Armstrong Forever #2

Jun 8, 2022

Foxe's script is brisk and packed to the brim with Deadpoolian jokes, some of which land to great effect while others are rather groan-inducing.

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Astro Hustle #1

Mar 6, 2019

In a world where space-filled adventures saturate the market week after week, Astro Hustle manages to stand out in the best of ways.

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Avengers (2018) #11

Dec 12, 2018

As the new chairman of the Avengers, T'Challa finds himself in the most peculiar of situations, and fans are left debating whether he'll be a character they can end up trusting. If that's not enough, the subplot featuring the return of Phil Coulson includes a blood-chilling turn that shows off a whole new side of that character we've never seen before.

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Avengers (2023) #9

Jan 10, 2024

It's all too predictable, which is a shame for an entire issue that takes place over the span of a single fight.

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B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #11

Dec 5, 2018

Equal parts thriller and spectacle, The Devil You Know #11 is the Hellboy Universe at its finest.

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B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #12

Jan 2, 2019

Though the issue ends with a totally gnarly semi-splash that's very applause-worthy, the rest of the comic is a bit too dry for the expected Hellboy fanfare.

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B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #13

Feb 6, 2019

There's no denying that BPRD: The Devil You Know is firing on all cylinders as it continues to inch closer to its end.

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B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #14

Mar 20, 2019

With just one issue left in this 15-year run, it's safe to say that it can't get much better than this.

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B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #15

Apr 17, 2019

This issue serves as the perfect cap to the Hellboy timeline by bringing back some characters lost deep in the mythos in addition to having the titular character go out in the best way imaginable.

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Barbalien: Red Planet #1

Nov 18, 2020

It's angry, sad, and hopeful all rolled into a single issue, and at the end of the day, the sheer existence of this story is a win for anyone in the world comic books.

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Barbalien: Red Planet #2

Dec 16, 2020

Set in a world of massive tales and interdimensional stories"see Colonel Weird: Cosmagog, as an example"Red Planet is a deeply personal read that makes the Black Hammer world better with each passing panel.

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Barbalien: Red Planet #3

Jan 20, 2021

There's just enough of that "supe action" to keep things very interesting, though this is a rare occasion where one can do without it. I've said it before, and I'll say it again here"if you're not reading Barbalien, you're missing out on one of the best indie comics of the past year, there's no doubt about it.

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Barbalien: Red Planet #4

Feb 17, 2021

Barbalien: Red Planet might have an alien from Mars as its lead character, but this story is much more human than most other comics you'll read today.

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Barbalien: Red Planet #5

Mar 24, 2021

This tale has left me speechless plenty of times before, and I get that sense more than ever now. While the Black Hammer universe has already deconstructed the superhero world as we know it, Barbalien is a book that upsets the status quo, and this issue, in particular, is entirely the perfect example of that.

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Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #1

Sep 4, 2019

While the classic style of Adams' art is on full display here, the plot seems to pull me every which way without building any story arc up to its full potential.

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Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #2

Oct 9, 2019

It's all just a hodgepodge of dialogue with little direction or connective tissue.

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Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #3

Nov 27, 2019

This mini-series is only half over and it already feels like it's run its course two issues too long.

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Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #4

Feb 12, 2020

The dimension-hopping plots is far from a normal Batman tale and it's beginning to be evident why that's fairly uncommon.

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Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #5

Mar 17, 2021

Issue #5 is supposed to be this mini-series' penultimate issue and I still haven't the slightest idea of what's going on.

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Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #6

Apr 21, 2021

Plagued by delays over the better part of a year and some change, Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul goes out with a whimper with the sixth issue this week.

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Batman: Kings of Fear #4

Nov 28, 2018

Reading Batman Kings of Fear #4 is akin to finding yourself waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat after a terrifying fever dream.

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Batman: Kings of Fear #5

Dec 19, 2018

Though the dialogue seems rather cut-and-dried, the premise of the mini-series is still intriguing enough to provide an alternate look at the Caped Crusader.

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Batman: Kings of Fear #6

Jan 9, 2019

The plot behind this story was good in small bursts with six issues falling right in the sweet spot between ending too quick and dragging on too long.

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Batman: One Bad Day (2022): The Penguin #1

Oct 19, 2022

A fun take on the trading-a-paper-clip-for-a-car viral events of yesteryear, Ridley's script is a powerful look at how one of Gotham's villain came to be.

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Batman: Secret Files (2018): Secret Files #1

Oct 31, 2018

With an incredible amount of heart in just a few short pages, I found myself relating with Detective Chimp more than I'd ever thought.

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Birthright #34

Dec 12, 2018

This coming-of-age tale has just enough charm and heart to make it a tolerable, but nothing more.

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Birthright #35

Jan 9, 2019

While the dialogue seems a bit elementary at points, it's perfectly written for the two youngest protagonists in Mikey and Brennan.

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Birthright #36

Jun 5, 2019

While Williamson, Bressan, and Lucas are great, this issue serves as a lettering masterclass courtesy of Pat Brosseau.

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Birthright #37

Jul 3, 2019

Though this issue takes it down a notch, enough happens to keep you interested.

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Birthright #38

Aug 7, 2019

Though hard to follow at times, this genre-bending issue is firing as well as it ever has, which is saying something as it's been great of late.

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Birthright #39

Sep 4, 2019

Though it has its faults with some weaker character development with the vast supporting cast, Birthright might be stronger now than it has ever been.

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Birthright #40

Oct 2, 2019

Things finally come to a head in Birthright #40 in an incredibly powerful and epic issue. If you've been waiting for massive magical marvels, this issue has it all and finally, readers are taken to a spot they've been waiting for all series.

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Birthright #41

Feb 5, 2020

From the second you open the cover and flip the first page, Birthright #41 is in your face with a set of three two-page splashes that sets an epic tone for the second-to-last arc of the series.

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Birthright #42

Mar 4, 2020

This book has definitely had its highs and low and at this rate, it's looking like it just might stick the landing if the past few issues have been any indication.

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Birthright #43

May 20, 2020

Despite being set in the midst of a battle between worlds, Birthright #43 is slow on the action but thankfully, that's completely warranted this go-around.

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Birthright #44

Jun 17, 2020

The finale to this book is coming at a break-neck pace so you better buckle in"everything's getting super real, super fast.

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Birthright #45

Jul 22, 2020

Anxiety-inducing in its fullest, this title is setting up an epic conclusion"here's to actually sticking the landing when it so arrives.

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Birthright #46

Feb 10, 2021

Here, the events that unfold are a bit too drawn out as the action gets pushed to the backburner. Nonetheless, this final arc does appear to be wrapping up most of the outstanding questions in the series, so at least it has that going for it.

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Birthright #47

Mar 10, 2021

For this final arc, the Birthright team decided to change up the status quo"a move that's paying off as this new story is as fresh as ever, despite the title already nearing 50 issues.

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Birthright #48

Apr 14, 2021

Birthright #48 is in a unique position where it feels like the book moves by at a rapid pace, even though the plot hardly inches forward in the slightest.

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Birthright #49

May 12, 2021

With Birthright #49 here, the story is quick to wrap itself up, bypassing the slow-burn methods of issues in the past for a brisk story that rushes to the end.

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Birthright #50

Jun 9, 2021

The end of Birthright is here, and it's a fitting end for where the story has gone.

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Black Cat (2020) #3

Feb 24, 2021

Sometimes event tie-ins work, and sometimes they don't. Believe it or not, giving Felicia Hardy the most powerful magics in the universe works"and it works damn good, at that.

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Black Cat (2020) #4

Mar 31, 2021

This issue is exactly what it needs to be at this point in the arc and then some.

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Black Cat (2020): Infinity Score #1

Dec 8, 2021

For a street-level character that oftentimes aligns herself with the slimiest characters in the entire Marvel stable, Black Cat: Infinity Score #1 is packed to the brim with heart and a certain warmth that's perfect for the holiday season.

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Black Hammer: The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia #1

Jul 3, 2019

Though it's not serialized storytelling in the form of a comic, The World of Black Hammer #1 is essential reading for all things Black Hammer.

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Black Hammer '45 #1

Mar 6, 2019

Though Lemire's inspiration is felt throughout the book, Fawkes and Kindt take the Black Hammer universe to a whole new level.

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Black Hammer '45 #2

Apr 3, 2019

Most certainly a period piece, this job does a fantastic job of tackling a war-time tale.

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Black Hammer '45 #3

May 1, 2019

At times, the plot feels redundant as the same characters fight time and time again, but that's a war for you.

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Black Hammer '45 #4

Jun 5, 2019

A fitting end for this Black Hammer mini-series, '45 makes sure to touch on it all.

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Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #1

Jul 10, 2019

By the end of the issue, I was left wanting more, mainly because it felt this issue was a couple of pages too short.

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Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #2

Aug 14, 2019

Though a bit toned down from the last issue, this title is still interesting as all get out"there's no denying that.

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Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #3

Sep 11, 2019

The issue does some interesting things to help deepen the world Lemire has built over the past couple of years but even then, the book still has a looming feeling of inconsequential storytelling.

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Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #4

Oct 9, 2019

At this point, it's hard not to think this issue could have taken place in half the issues instead of drawing it out a few extra issues.

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Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #5

Nov 13, 2019

More than anything this series ended as if it feels like part one of a two-part story.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #3

Jun 20, 2018

The Eisner-winning pair of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston have crafted a suspenseful tale and with a few sub-plots intertwined with each larger story, there's enough going on to keep anyone entertained.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4

Aug 22, 2018

While everything eventually comes to a head, it's a little too late to make much sense at all.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #5

Sep 19, 2018

With a little too much dialogue for my own tastes, I'm still not sold on this title five issues in.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #7

Nov 21, 2018

This self-aware issue was only made better by the incredible Colonel Weird, and Rich Tommaso's simple, yet effective, art was a perfect pairing with the tale at hand.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #8

Feb 27, 2019

With an incredible amount of promise and an unbelievable twist, it's hard not to smile and be thankful this book is back.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #9

Mar 27, 2019

When you think it's going left, they go right and keep you guessing, something that leaves you begging for the next issue in line.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #10

May 8, 2019

In a world full saturated with superhero comics, this team manages to continually innovate to story time and time again so that they don't blend in and fall by the wayside.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #11

Jul 3, 2019

You can feel a massive shift is coming to the Black Hammer universe and after a few scaled-back, more calm issues, Age of Doom #11 is a pleasant breath of fresh air before the proverbial s**t hits the fan next month.

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Black Hammer: Age of Doom #12

Sep 18, 2019

One moment leaves you grinning ear to ear while another makes you sob, this issue is the perfect example of why Black Hammer is an award-winning comic.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #1

Jun 23, 2021

Black Hammer: Reborn #1 has nearly everything a fan of this world could ask for.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #2

Jul 21, 2021

Lemire, Yarsky, and company are slowly pushing this title to a massive Black Hammer event. Because of the simmering plot that continues to heat up, the tension in Reborn #2 is especially palpable.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #3

Sep 1, 2021

There's a certain mystery still lingering about Lucy and her past with Doctor Andromeda and that's starting to run just the slightest tired since there's been no real movement on it in two issues but as of now, it's a pretty big non-factor.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #4

Oct 13, 2021

Between the script and Yarsky's exceptional lineart, Lucy Weber's desperation and heartbreak bleeds off the pages throughout this issue and it hurts"like really bad.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #5

Oct 27, 2021

Malachi Ward and Matthew Sheean arrive to take over Reborn artist duties, and the new styles conveniently fit the changing tone of the book.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #6

Nov 24, 2021

The Black Hammer story has always been best when Lemire balances complex storytelling over the span of multiple timelines. While that could introduce more confusion, especially when the plot itself involves the introduction of a multiverse, this script manages to balance it all exceptionally well.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #7

Jan 5, 2022

The story that begins in Black Hammer: Reborn #7 is what happens when you let a creator like Jeff Lemire do absolutely anything his heart desires.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #8

Jan 26, 2022

Seriously, this issue is a genre-bending thriller that takes you to plenty of points in the Black Hammer universe, giving you whiplash as each turn of the page.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #9

Feb 23, 2022

Black Hammer: Reborn #9 is the biggest proof of the idea this series will always have your back.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #10

Mar 23, 2022

The mysteries of the Black Hammer universe come to a head here, in heartbreaking fashion.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #11

Apr 20, 2022

Black Hammer: Reborn #11 might be the most "Black Hammeriest" issue one of this world's books have ever been.

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Black Hammer: Reborn #12

May 18, 2022

The most important plot thread is tied up, so kudos there; there's just a lot left dangling by the time you close the back cover it hurts there's a wait until Black Hammer: The End.

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Black Hammer: The End #1

Aug 30, 2023

All in all, Black Hammer: The End #1 is a very promising beginning to this story's conclusion, it's just pulled in one too many directions to be the perfect launch.

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Black Hammer: The End #2

Sep 27, 2023

The plot doesn't move forward all too much but with a script on display like this one, this is comics at its best.

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Black Hammer: The End #3

Oct 25, 2023

Black Hammer's familiar meta tone takes center stage in The End #3, giving readers a plot that's buried under what seems to be 20 layers of Black Hammer storytelling.

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Black Hammer: The End #4

Nov 22, 2023

Things just kind of exist here as the universe tries to decide what it wants to do with Anti-God.

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Black Hammer: The End #5

Jan 17, 2024

After multiple issues of waiting for some development by Lucy Weber, readers finally get that movement here and the story is much, much better off because of it.

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Black Hammer: The End #6

Mar 27, 2024

Black Hammer: The End excels on every level and would make for a delightful finale if the title wasn't set to soon return.

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Black Hammer: Visions #1

Feb 10, 2021

Compared to other Black Hammer, it's toned down and the pace moves at a crawl"that might be for the best here. The end result is an intense character study into the foul-mouthed hero that takes the form of a kid, even though she's actually an adult.

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Black Hammer: Visions #2

Mar 10, 2021

If you need a reason as to why this Black Hammer anthology series is necessary, Visions #2 proves exactly why it deserves a spot on your pull list.

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Black Hammer: Visions #3

Apr 14, 2021

Chip Zdarsky and company tell the typical "disgruntled old man" tale, injecting fresh ideas in it at just the right places.

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Black Hammer: Visions #4

May 12, 2021

At the very least, it's another interesting addition that fans of this particular superhero franchise will enjoy, but it's not a must-read for those looking to jumping into it all for the first time.

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Black Hammer: Visions #5

Jun 9, 2021

I don't want to say this one-shot is "peak Black Hammer," but it does include the typical benchmarks that always sets this indie superhero world apart from other cape books.

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Black Hammer: Visions #6

Jul 14, 2021

At the end of the day, you can probably take it or leave it, but like many others in this line of storytelling, you don't need any additional Black Hammer knowledge before hopping in.

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Black Hammer: Visions #7

Aug 18, 2021

Its purpose is to flesh out these characters and tell fun stories while doing so and on that front, Black Hammer: Visions #7 aces it.

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Black Hammer: Visions #8

Sep 22, 2021

As with other entries in this anthology, this book neither really adds or detracts from the primary Black Hammer storyline. It does, however, finally lay some groundwork for the Horseless Rider, giving a character we may or may not see again some time to shine.

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Blood Stained Teeth #1

Apr 27, 2022

This introductory issue provides a great launch, and it's exciting to think of where this creative team can take the story next.

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Blood Stained Teeth #2

May 25, 2022

Because that world-building takes center stage, the plot progresses to a crawl. Despite that, it does bounce around to a few different scenes, introducing new characters and ideas along the way.

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Blood Stained Teeth #3

Jun 22, 2022

All things told, this issue takes its time moving forward, enough so it makes you wonder if this vampire angle is sustainable.

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Blood Stained Teeth #4

Jul 20, 2022

Gorgeous lineart and colors propel this story forward, I just hope the wheels of scripting get to turning.

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Blood Stained Teeth #5

Aug 17, 2022

If you were hoping Blood-Stained Teeth scaled back and slowed things down you're out of luck. Ward, Reynolds, and Moore press the pedal to the metal with Blood-Stained Teeth #5 and don't let up at any point between this issue's two covers.

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Blood Stained Teeth #6

Nov 2, 2022

While the storytelling of issues past has been equally outstanding, Ward's script here crumbles in on itself as it jumps around time one too many times with its non-linear story. Still, it's one of the most gorgeous comic books you'll be able to pick up this week.

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Blood Stained Teeth #7

Dec 7, 2022

Blood Stained Teeth continues to weave an intricate vampiric tale.

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Blood Stained Teeth #8

Jan 11, 2023

While Reynolds and Moore's neon-soaked artworks continues to be a delight, the story is starting to grow tired as it fails to make any serious progress forward.

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Blood Stained Teeth #9

Feb 8, 2023

Luckily here, the issue both pushes the story forward significantly while also giving readers some lore-building that helps build out the main character's arc and role.

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Blood Stained Teeth #10

Mar 29, 2023

Blood Stained Teeth comes to its roaring conclusion, ending only as a story featuring a character like Atticus Sloane could.

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Bloodshot: Salvation #10

Jun 13, 2018

Should the team manage to flesh out Jessie's introductory story arc in due time, they may have something special on their hands.

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Bloodshot: Salvation #11

Jul 11, 2018

. From the opening sequence until the end of the book, my jaw remained dropped throughout the entire read.

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Bloodshot: Salvation #12

Aug 8, 2018

Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite's limited series comes to a roaring conclusion in Bloodshot Salvation #12.

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Book of Shadows (2022) #1

Jul 27, 2022

Book of Shadows #1 is a solid set-up for an intriguing premise, giving Valiant their own shot at hosting a summer comic book event.

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Book of Shadows (2022) #2

Aug 24, 2022

Cifuentes continues to put at some strong work on the art. Between he and Filardi, these horror characters are rendered just as well as they've ever been.

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Book of Shadows (2022) #3

Jan 25, 2023

Featuring an ensemble cast, the story in this issue is spread awfully thin, almost to the point it breaks into nothingness.

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Book of Shadows (2022) #4

Feb 22, 2023

Book of Shadows is a title that was simultaneously too short and too long.

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Brynmore (2023) #1

Jun 28, 2023

While there's likely (hopefully?) more to the story, this introductory issue is about as flat as can be.

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Brynmore (2023) #2

Aug 16, 2023

Like the title's first issue, Brynmore #2 is awfully light on spooks for being solicited as a horror story.

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Brynmore (2023) #3

Sep 27, 2023

Three issues in and Brynmore finally delivers on the promise of the horror, introducing readers to a story dealing with both vampires and zombies.

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Brynmore (2023) #4

Oct 25, 2023

Four issues in and Brynmore finally becomes the title it was hyped as, a horror tale perfect for the season.

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Brynmore (2023) #5

Nov 22, 2023

Brynmore ends as abruptly as it started, light on plot, action, spooks, and much of anything at all.

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Captain America (2018) #7

Jan 30, 2019

The narrative throughout this entire book is nearly flawless, and the ending should be a welcome sight to comic fans from all walks of life.

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Captain America (2018) #8

Feb 27, 2019

Beaten and broken, there's nobody that writes a fractured Steve Roger better than Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Captain America (2018) #9

Apr 3, 2019

"Captain of Nothing" continues with a pretty flat issue that fails to ever find its footing.

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Captain America (2018) #10

May 8, 2019

With just the right pace and storytelling, it's hard to go wrong with this run -- it hasn't let me down yet.

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Captain America (2018) #11

Jun 19, 2019

While the prison has grown slightly tiresome, at least there's a fair share of explosions, bangs, and action and keep you excited for a moment.

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Captain America (2018) #12

Jul 31, 2019

If Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier were a comic series, it'd be Coates' latest run with the character. A political thriller from cover to cover, this tension in this month's issue is palpable.

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Captain America (2018) #13

Aug 28, 2019

As I've said before, Steve Rogers is at his best when he's his own worst enemy and that might be more apparent than ever.

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Captain America (2018) #14

Sep 25, 2019

This whole Captain America goes Western is totally a vine I can get behind. There's a certain Frank Miller-Esau's storytelling that comes from Coates and luckily for this creative team, I happen to be a major fan of that.

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Captain America (2018) #15

Oct 16, 2019

Captain America #15 slows this run to a crawl and yet, it manages to be captivating.

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Captain America (2018) #16

Nov 20, 2019

A bit of a slow burner, this issue sets up some major points for future issues and when (or if) they pay off, they're bound to pay off in an epic fashion.

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Capwolf & the Howling Commandos (2023) #1

Oct 11, 2023

Stephanie Phillips takes the reins on the First Avenger, and the end result is something with a little more fluff than need be.

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Capwolf & the Howling Commandos (2023) #2

Nov 15, 2023

Complete with monster hunting spies and more monsters than you can count, Capwolf & The Howling Commandos is much more thrilling than its predecessor.

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Capwolf & the Howling Commandos (2023) #3

Dec 20, 2023

By now, Capwolf & the Howling Commandos feels like it's largely just running in place.

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Coda #2

Jun 13, 2018

The worldbuilding in just two short issues is incredible and Bergara's art matches the world they've built to a T.

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Coda #3

Jul 11, 2018

Three issues of Coda in and I'm fairly confident to say that BOOM! Studios has a hit on their hands.

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Coda #4

Aug 15, 2018

In this tale of going to great things to help those you care about, Coda #4 packs a tremendous amount of heart in just a few short pages pages

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Coda #5

Sep 19, 2018

Although Simon Spurrier has scaled back the pacing for Coda #5, this issue is the first real deep dive we take into the relationship between Hum and his wife, something I've been begging for the entire series.

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Coda #7

Nov 28, 2018

Spurrier's able to make the reader care a whole lot about a character such as Hum the Bard, somebody that says as few of words as possible.

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Coda #8

Jan 2, 2019

Spurrier and Bergara have done it again " the entire series has built up to this one issue and the creative team delivers a picture-perfect issue.

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Coda #9

Feb 20, 2019

With more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan movies, Coda is difficult to follow at times, but there's never been a time where Spurrier and Bergara leave us hanging.

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Coda #10

Mar 27, 2019

Si Spurrier continues to craft an interesting tale with the down-on-his-luck bard that should be tired by now but yet, it remains intriguing and fresh.

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Coda #11

Apr 24, 2019

Though this issue was rather slow and smoldering in and of itself, it's pretty apparent worlds will collide next month in spectacular ways.

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Coda #12

May 29, 2019

The end of Coda is here and it's just as delightful as you'd hope.

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Conan The Barbarian (2019): Exodus #1

Aug 14, 2019

Conan the Barbarian: Exodus is as harrowing as it is beautiful. It's peak storytelling without uttering a single word and, I'll be damned, it's hard to put down.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1

Mar 6, 2019

If you're looking to laugh out loud, this book's the right one for you as it will have you rolling on the floor.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #2

Apr 3, 2019

This title knows exactly what it needs to be and it executes it perfectly. While it continues to be void of substance, it's damn entertaining at the very least.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #3

May 1, 2019

The second you try treating this title like a serious comic is when you'll start having a bad time.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #4

Jun 5, 2019

One can't help but think this storyline is one big throwaway.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #5

Jul 3, 2019

So, this title is still a thing... And surprisingly this month, it may be the best issue yet.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #6

Aug 7, 2019

While the run has been rough at times, leading all the way up to this issue"for whatever reason, #6 was incredibly complex and more emotional.

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Crave (2023) #1

Nov 29, 2023

Crave #1 is as sexy as it is tense, a coming-of-age story shrouded in a story made for an older generation.

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Crave (2023) #2

Jan 10, 2024

If there's an award for horniest comic of the year, Crave's already a frontrunner as it starts to blur the line between art and pornography.

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Crave (2023) #3

Feb 7, 2024

When Llovet allows the characters to speak and take action, Crave shows just how impactful it can be. It's a slippery slope for many of reasons but when this comic works, it works extremely well.

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Crave (2023) #4

Mar 6, 2024

Crave #4 gives a little substance to the story at hand, putting its horniness on the back burner for now in exchange of story and character work.

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Crave (2023) #5

Apr 3, 2024

There's something about Crave that feels like wasted potential. Despite showing glimpses of brilliancy, most of the story has felt hollow and empty.

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Crimson Flower #1

Jan 20, 2021

Using Russian folk tales to help push the overall narrative forward, this book is wholly unique, and a grand introduction to a promising story.

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Crimson Flower #2

Feb 24, 2021

Crimson Flower is moving full steam ahead, there's no denying that.

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Crimson Flower #3

Mar 24, 2021

Crimson Flower has never been any gorier than it is now as #3 injects a splash of blood wherever it can.

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Crimson Flower #4

Apr 21, 2021

For what it is, Crimson Flower is an action-packed mini-series that adds a fresh stance on today's popular pieces of action media.

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Crimson Lotus #4

Feb 27, 2019

In the penultimate issue, the art team of Mindy Lee and Michelle Madsen really let the work stand out, crafting some of the best art on the shelves this week.

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Crimson Lotus #5

Mar 27, 2019

An explosive finale, Crimson Lotus #5 has all the makings of a classic horror thriller. From fiery creatures to demonic children, this issue keeps engrossed throughout.

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Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #1

May 17, 2023

Mackie's plot does take a little bit too long to get going but once it starts lurching forward, the title is quickly off to the races with exciting action set pieces to boot.

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Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #2

Jun 21, 2023

Two issues in and this story is very much grounded, but that's perfectly all right this comic knows what it needs to be and it excels at that.

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Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #3

Jul 26, 2023

Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider #3 is where this story begins to crumble under the weight of its nostalgia.

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Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #4

Aug 30, 2023

Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider #4 ties things up nicely with a neat little bow, serving as the conclusion for a story that was 30 years in the making.

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Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League (2022): Green Lantern #1

Aug 10, 2022

While Herbert's layouts and lineart sync perfectly with Adams' pulp-style adventure, the Stewart story is a bit too small for its own good, especially when dealing with the idea of a multiverse head-on.

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Daughters of the Dragon (2018) #1

Nov 14, 2018

This Marvel Digital Original was surprisingly well-constructed, and Jed Mackay and Travel Foreman bring the heat.

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Daughters of the Dragon (2018) #2

Dec 12, 2018

The book features an ending that's all too cliche, but the stories told and lessons learned amongst the way make it a very solid read.

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DC / Looney Tunes: Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester #1

Aug 29, 2018

When a property like this fully realizes what it is and embraces it, that's when the results are best and Simone and company fully embraced this bizarre crossover and made one hell of an intriguing read.

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Dead X-Men (2024) #1

Jan 31, 2024

Dead X-Men #1 is simultaneously a great hopping on point for someone looking to catch a final glimpse of this current X-Men era, while also being faithful to the past few years of mutant storytelling. It helps reinforce the idea of the X-Men being Marvel's most elaborate and extensive house of characters, hopping genres without missing a single beat along the way.

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Dead X-Men (2024) #2

Feb 28, 2024

It's camp to the fullest, and that's something this issue wears proud.

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Dead X-Men (2024) #3

Mar 13, 2024

Though the change in artists between timelines keeps things fresh, the wheels of this story churn in place taking readers on the same journeys as before.

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Dead X-Men (2024) #4

Apr 17, 2024

If it wasn't clear by now, Dead X-Men is a series born out of the need to connect the dots of the wider "Fall of X" event, even if it does make for some awfully jarring moments.

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Death or Glory #4

Aug 8, 2018

If you're looking for blood-pumping, page-to-page adventure, Death or Glory #4 might be the perfect book for you.

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Death or Glory #5

Sep 19, 2018

Rick Remender always make sure to pack a strong narrative into his stories, but even then, this issue almost read like a generic Fast and the Furious-type comic book.

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Death or Glory #7

Dec 4, 2019

The story itself is still a bit too slow for my liking, but I can overlook that with all of the other positives in this month's issue.

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Death or Glory #8

Jan 1, 2020

It may have taken a while to get there but I'm totally digging where this book"and Remender's world"are going from here.

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Death or Glory #9

Feb 26, 2020

The timing and pacing is right, and the split between captioning/narration and dialogue is a silky smooth blend.

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Death or Glory #10

Mar 25, 2020

There's only one issue left and that's a damn shame because Death or Glory is finally firing on all cylinders.

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Death or Glory #11

Jul 22, 2020

This Remender and Bengal hit has been nothing but blood-pumping action for nearly a dozen issues and the finale lives up to expectations in every single way.

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Deathbed #5

Jun 20, 2018

Accompanied by Riley Rossmo's beautiful, vibrant art, Joshua Williamson's Deathbed teaches us to get over self-doubt by putting one step in front of the other to finish what we start.

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Deathbed #6

Jul 18, 2018

As the finale of a six-issue mini-series has now come and passed, Deathbed creators Joshua Williamson and Riley Rossmo should take pride in their ability to tell several splendid stories over the past six months.

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Deathstroke (2016) #36

Oct 3, 2018

While this issue in particular takes a while to lift off, Priest ends it on a note of promise moving into the next issue.

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Deathstroke (2016) #37

Nov 7, 2018

As with any storyline set in an insane asylum, you always run the risk of the end result appearing convoluted as the writer tries tie dozens of loose ends together. That's not necessarily what's happening here ,but two issues into this arc and I'm not quite sure they're executing the idea as well as they could have.

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Deathstroke (2016) #38

Dec 5, 2018

Several issues into the story arc, it's beginning to feel stale as the pace seemingly slows to a crawl.

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Deathstroke (2016) #39

Jan 9, 2019

For the first time in a few issues, Deathstroke #39 pumps the brakes a bit and allows the story tobreathe, giving extra time to the bits and pieces that need it.

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Deathstroke (2016) #40

Feb 6, 2019

Deathstroke's time in Arkham finally comes to a head, making Deathstroke #40 the most exciting book of the story arc.

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Deathstroke (2016) #41

Mar 6, 2019

Priest manages to go full-on Bond this issue, creating an intriguing premise that shows promise for the next story arc.

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Deathstroke (2016) #42

Apr 3, 2019

Practically a Deathstroke comic in name only, this issue sees the Teen Titans storyline carry over, for better or for worse. Slade continues finding himself imprisoned, and at this point in the run, it's plenty tiresome.

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Deathstroke (2016) #43

May 1, 2019

Backed to the brim with panel-leaping action, this issue leaves you with a massive twist that's both shocking and heartbreaking.

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Defenders: Beyond (2022) #1

Jul 20, 2022

It's sharp and clean, character-driven and witty. It's the beginning of a mini-series that is already showing incredible promise.

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Defenders: Beyond (2022) #2

Aug 24, 2022

Coupled with the line art from Javier Rodriguez, Defenders: Beyond #2 is one of the most gorgeous books you'll lay your hands on this week.

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Defenders: Beyond (2022) #3

Sep 28, 2022

Defenders: Beyond #3 is unlike anything you'll read this week, and it's no contest.

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Defenders: Beyond (2022) #4

Oct 19, 2022

Few artists have the ability to tell the story Ewing set out to tell and luckily for comic readers around the world, Marvel managed to land Javier Rodriguez for this. Rogriduez's work on this issue, in particular, shows just how perfect a match this whole team is.

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Defenders: Beyond (2022) #5

Nov 23, 2022

While Javier Rodriguez' artwork continues to shine through to the end, the story as a whole goes out with a whimper, little more than an overly-meta take on a story.

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Devil's Reign (2021) #1

Dec 8, 2021

While some might find the premise tiring, this creative team pulls the right moves to make it something exciting"incredibly exciting, at that.

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Devil's Reign (2021) #2

Dec 29, 2021

Even at its darkest, there's still a sense of hope"and that's what's going to end up setting this tale apart from the rest.

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Devil's Reign (2021) #3

Jan 26, 2022

Devil's Reign straddles closer and closer to a pseudo-Civil War event with each passing issue, but Zdarsky's scripts are fully aware of that with some meta references throughout.

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Devil's Reign (2021) #4

Feb 9, 2022

Reading through Devil's Reign has been like watching master chess players duke it out. That's why it's infuriating the major turning moment here"the big reveal, if you will"happens solely by chance, and not by the calculating characters this title has built up.

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Devil's Reign (2021) #5

Mar 9, 2022

The story itself continues to be fine, despite Kingpin's motivations changing with each issue. As it stands now, Fisk's motivations will surely be his downfall, and it feels like that's something we've seen one too many times before.

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Devil's Reign (2021) #6

Apr 6, 2022

Zdarsky and company pack the Devil's Reign finale to the brim with the right bits it needs to end up as a suitable finale.

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Devil's Reign (2021): Omega

May 25, 2022

The comic's Omega issue sets out to answer many of the loose ends left over by the main storyline and does a pretty adequate job on the front. What's more obvious, however, is that this issue serves much more like a #0 issue than part of the previous tale.

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Devil's Reign (2021): Spider-Man #1

Mar 2, 2022

For being an event tie-in, Devil's Reign: Spider-Man #1 packs one heck of a bunch.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #1

Mar 22, 2023

Together, this creative team creates an epic new Doctor Strange debut that sets the character on an exciting new path across all dimensions.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #2

Apr 26, 2023

Trying to predict the future aside, Doctor Strange #2 does a lot of the heavy lifting required to establish an elaborate story and it does an exceptional job of it at that.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #3

May 31, 2023

It's good at what it is, but it comes at the expense of sacrificing a story that's debuted to an incredibly interesting start.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #4

Jun 14, 2023

After this issue, this storyline is barreling forward full steam ahead, and it doesn't look like it plans on pulling any punches.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #5

Jul 5, 2023

Even without the major twist at the end, this issue checks all of boxes of a killer Doctor Strange comic.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #6

Aug 2, 2023

Jed MacKay turns out a script that's nothing short of brilliant, taking all that's good about the Sorcerer Supreme and amplifying it tenfold.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #7

Sep 6, 2023

The water that is the War of the Seven Spheres is beginning to simmer once again, and if MacKay and Ferry can make it boil, Strange fans may have a serious hit on their hands.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #8

Oct 4, 2023

It's a comic that does what it can to weave in and out of predictability, with jaw-droppingly complex art from Pasqual Ferry and Heather Moore to boot. This issue is one you don't want to miss.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #9

Nov 1, 2023

Largely set at a single location, MacKay's script is a beautifully woven tale that puts a battle of the wits at center stage, a tussle elevated by the psychedelically beautiful artwork of Ferry and Moore.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #10

Dec 20, 2023

In a title full of psychedelic art, Ferry and Moore pull out all the stops to make the art as multi-dimensional as possible. That said, there are some instances where some panels pull readers out of the story due to rushed line work and hurried shading.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #12

Feb 7, 2024

Doctor Strange #12 is just the right one-shot coming of one of the Sorcerer Supreme's biggest story arcs in quite some time.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #13

Mar 6, 2024

The end result is a certified Hoot, with the writer giving Marvel it's very own Jumanji by way of Dungeons & Dragons

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Doctor Strange (2023) #14

Apr 3, 2024

Naturally, the pacing was a bit too fast given an entire arc was told between this issue and last month's, but the concept is such a hoot, it doesn't even matter.

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Dogs of London #1

May 4, 2022

A genre-crossing thriller, Dogs of London #1 simultaneously tells a classic noir tale while updating the narrative for current times.

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Dogs of London #2

Jun 8, 2022

For being billed as a supernatural crime thriller, Dogs of London #2 spends all too much time on anything but.

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Dogs of London #3

Jul 13, 2022

The book constantly bounces around between timelines and characters and the end result is a mishmash of storytelling that's clearly better off as an OGN or a binge-read, if only because the month-to-month release has created jarring cuts in an already jarring story.

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Dogs of London #4

Aug 31, 2022

Dogs of London seems to finally hit its stride in the title's fourth issue, bringing lot points together in a cohesive manner for the first time.

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Dogs of London #5

Nov 9, 2022

A delightfully brutal ending.

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Domino (2018) #5

Aug 8, 2018

Hilarious, action-packed, and thoughtful " Domino #5 is just good enough to keep the Domino hype train rolling full steam ahead.

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Domino (2018) #6

Sep 12, 2018

If you want to see Gail Simone at the top of her game, pick up this title.

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Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever #1

Nov 14, 2018

Although a book like this would probably get tiring as an ongoing, this one-shot was more than enough to keep me laughing.

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Earthdivers #8

Jul 12, 2023

Earthdivers #8 finds itself a bit all over the place with sudden jumps between scenes providing readers with plenty of whiplash.

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Earthdivers #9

Aug 23, 2023

Earthdivers doesn't reinvent the wheel, nor does it do enough to set one of its own issues apart from the next.

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Earthdivers #10

Sep 20, 2023

It's not often you see a comic where the lettering is the best part of it all, but Steve Wands' work within Earthdivers #10 is substantially better than the story at hand.

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Eight Billion Genies #1

May 11, 2022

The latest from Soule and Browne might be the wildest yet.

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Eight Billion Genies #2

Jun 15, 2022

Interpersonal battles remain the crux of the story here, and those can often be the toughest stories to write. So far, so good here.

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Eight Billion Genies #3

Jul 13, 2022

As you might expect, things get real weird, real fast. Almost so weird, a sense of doubt is instilled as to whether or not Soule and Browne can tell this massive of a story in just eight issues.

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Eight Billion Genies #4

Aug 10, 2022

Eight Billion Genies #4 is no different as it's packed full with equal amounts of character development and world-building, coupled with Browne's genre-bending artwork.

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Eight Billion Genies #5

Sep 28, 2022

A major tease at the end teases big things coming but so far, Eight Billion Genies #5 might be the most solid issue of the bunch.

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Eight Billion Genies #6

Nov 23, 2022

Eight Billion Genies barrels forward here with another action-packed issue.

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Eight Billion Genies #7

Feb 15, 2023

Though there's one more issue left, this issue feels like the definitive conclusion given virtually all character arcs are wrapped up by the time the back cover closes.

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Eight Billion Genies #8

Apr 12, 2023

Though this series was inconsistent throughout its run, Soule and Browned pulled out all the stops exactly when they needed to.

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Electric Warriors #1

Nov 14, 2018

Travel Foreman and Hi-Fi team up to create art that's out of this world, and it'll have you marveling over it the entire time this issue is in your hands.

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Electric Warriors #2

Dec 12, 2018

The world Steve Orlando continues to craft in Electric Warriors is astonishing.

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Electric Warriors #3

Jan 16, 2019

The pacing of this issue never quite clicks, and it seems to jump around too frequently, creating jarring transitions from scene to scene.

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Electric Warriors #4

Feb 13, 2019

Four issues in and the creative team hasn't even scratched the surface of what's possible with these characters.

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Electric Warriors #5

Mar 20, 2019

Orlando and company lay out massive world in this series, but it has yet to really execute on that premise, and there's only one issue left.

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Electric Warriors #6

Apr 17, 2019

A fitting end for the miniseries, Electric Warriors ends on its highest point.

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Empyre: Captain America #1

Jul 29, 2020

Perhaps in due a worthy tale will be told but as of now, only a slight glimmer of hope shines through an otherwise murky story.

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Empyre: Captain America #2

Aug 12, 2020

The plot threads here make sense and over all, it pushes the whole spin-off forward. That said, it's still a far cry from being an essential part of the overall story of Empyre but after the improvement from issue #1 to #2, I'm anxious to see where this book goes next.

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Empyre: Captain America #3

Aug 26, 2020

Despite rock-solid Captain America writing from Phillip Kennedy Johnson, it's still hard to shake the feeling the stakes or story from this Empyre doesn't really matter, either as a whole or to the larger Marvel event currently going on.

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Eternals (2021) #1

Jan 7, 2021

It's an intriguing new start for readers new and old, alike and, at the very least, it's evident this creative team is setting out to establish a definitive take for one of Marvel's biggest unproven ideas.

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Eternals (2021) #2

Feb 10, 2021

Eternals is a slow burn, but it's becoming more worth it with each passing page.

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Eternals (2021) #3

Mar 10, 2021

The Eternals have always dabbled in political intrigue, dipping their toes into the whole Game of Thrones or House of Cards of it all. Gillen increases that tenfold with this run, and it's a plot thread more evident than ever in this third issue here.

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Eternals (2021) #4

Apr 21, 2021

It's not quite there yet as there's plenty of story to go, but this Eternals run has all of the markers it needs to be something really special.

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Eternals (2021) #5

Jun 30, 2021

Just when you think you know where everything's going, Gillen and company flip the script on you and subvert any expectations you may have.

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Eternals (2021) #6

Jul 28, 2021

Luckily for this creative team, they ended the arc on arguably the highest note of the series yet, with good signs pointing to the second arc next month.

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Eternals (2021) #7

Nov 10, 2021

After a brief hiatus and venture into some world-building one-shots, the main Eternals story has returned... and boy howdy, it's a doozy.

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Eternals (2021) #8

Dec 15, 2021

There are no large action set-pieces, yet Ribic's pages still manage to draw you in and hold your attention. But that's just it"this issue neither sets up the book's demise nor makes it an award contender. Eternals #8 just is.

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Eternals (2021) #9

Jan 19, 2022

While the vast majority of this issue falls in line with the rest of the series, with Gillen's dynamite scripting and lineart from Ribic and Guiu Vilanova, a reveal towards the end cheapens the story at hand a little bit.

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Eternals (2021) #10

Mar 9, 2022

At some points, this run as been a bit difficult to get through and Eternals #10 isn't an exception. This comic is overhauling a certain part of an expansive world and there's no way around it.

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Eternals (2021) #11

Apr 13, 2022

Guiu Vilanova's work here is welcome, close enough to that of Esad Ribic's that there's not too much of a departure of previous issues, yet new enough that there's a certain sense of freshness injected into the series as it winds down.

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Eternals (2021) #12

May 18, 2022

It all led to this, and Eternals #12 delivers in full.

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Eternals (2021): Celestia #1

Oct 6, 2021

Here, it's more apparent than ever those in publishing are transforming the comic characters to look and act like those on the film studio side of things.

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Eternals (2021): Thanos Rises #1

Sep 15, 2021

With all that taken into consideration, this issue is still a necessity in the grand scheme of things, because it shows just how dangerous of a villain Thanos is. Not only that, Gillen and collaborators flesh out this corner of the Marvel universe tenfold, and as a result, have created a must-read issue for those keeping pace with the primary story.

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Eternals (2021): The Heretic #1

Mar 16, 2022

In the grand scheme of things, a comic like The Heretic fits in perfectly with what Gillen and Esad Ribic have built with the main title, but not so much on its own.

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Extermination (2018) #5

Dec 19, 2018

This book had it all " action, heartbreak, lessons learned, and jaw-dropping twists and frankly, it's quite the high note for the House of Ideas to end their year on.

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Faceless and the Family (2023) #1

Nov 1, 2023

One hell of a debut from Oni Press.

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Faceless and the Family (2023) #2

Dec 13, 2023

A colorless comic can only work under the exactly right instance, and Lesniewski continues to nail it.

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Faceless and the Family (2023) #4

Feb 14, 2024

Faceless and the Family refuses to be put into any one box, and more comic creators should fall in line with this concept.

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Fantastic Four (2018): Wedding Special #1

Dec 12, 2018

Made up of two stories, the Fantastic Four Wedding Special included everything I wanted and then some.

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Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1

Aug 26, 2020

The potential is there for Antithesis to redeem itself, sure"it's just got a long way to go.

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Fantastic Four: Antithesis #2

Sep 23, 2020

Some may love it for its nostalgic value but in an age where there's dozens of superhero stories to pick from any given week, Antithesis is largely forgettable and entirely passable.

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Fantastic Four: Antithesis #3

Oct 28, 2020

The Waid + Adams combo here makes it look like this book was ripped straight out of the Silver Age of comics, tone and all. While nostalgia can carry you pretty far, this story still isn't hitting the right notes.

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Fantastic Four: Antithesis #4

Nov 25, 2020

Antithesis comes to a close here and surprisingly enough, it might be the mini-series' best issue yet.

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Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2022) #1

Sep 14, 2022

Though an over-sized issue, it's light on character and carries a painfully slow plot that churns little from front cover to back.

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Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2022) #2

Oct 12, 2022

Though the comic very-much has a movie tie-in vibe, it's still leaps and bounds better than it should be.

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Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2022) #3

Nov 9, 2022

Porter allows Barry Allen to find himself throughout this slightly oversized issue. That means that even though another new villain was introduced, the character moments were delicious little treats making for a well-rounded and, dare I say, excellent comic book.

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Future Quest Presents #12

Jul 18, 2018

While I didn't find much of substance within the pages of Future Quest Presents #12, I remained intrigued throughout mainly because of nostalgia.

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Gargoyles (2022) #1

Dec 14, 2022

Weisman and company stay true to the property's roots, and that should prove beneficial in the long run.

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Gargoyles (2022) #2

Jan 25, 2023

Because of the various different plots, the script does get quite jarring at times, yanking readers back and forth as the writer tries to jam as much as possible into one issue.

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Gargoyles (2022) #3

Feb 22, 2023

Already three issues in and the first arc of this new Gargoyles comic seemingly reaches its conclusion in unspectacular fashion as characters literally drop what they're doing mid-fight and go home as all if well.

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Gargoyles (2022) #4

Mar 22, 2023

Now a third of the year into this run, Gargoyles has no focus. Given the first arc seemingly wrapped with the last issue, Gargoyles #4 is a mismatch of sizable proportions with a script that goes nowhere, nor does it know what it wants to be.

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Gargoyles (2022) #5

Apr 26, 2023

It's only taken the better part of six months to get this comic on the tracks, but Weisman and Kambadais really start cooking with Gargoyles #5.

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Gargoyles (2022) #6

May 31, 2023

Though the story moves forward in Gargoyles #6, it does so in a haphazard fashion.

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Gargoyles (2022) #7

Jul 5, 2023

With the return of another Gargoyles favorite and some of the world-building that made the animated shit a cult classic in the first place, Gargoyles #7 is a breath of fresh air for this comic series.

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Gargoyles (2022) #8

Aug 2, 2023

While Gargoyles #8 doesn't do much to advance the plot, both Goliath and Coldfire get a substantial amount of character work.

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Gargoyles (2022) #9

Sep 13, 2023

Gargoyles #9 is an issue that'd make Matt Murdock blush. Not only does Greg Weisman write a trial (or hearing) accurately, he manages to keep this low-octane issue.

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Gargoyles (2022) #10

Oct 25, 2023

Unless it's on a Netflix docuseries or the trial of the century, there's rarely anything exciting about a standard court hearing. However, Greg Weisman not only made one exciting, but downright enthralling at points over the past few issues of Gargoyles.

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Gargoyles (2022) #11

Dec 27, 2023

The plot progresses, but it does so in such a jarring manner, this issue is a tough one to get through.

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Gargoyles (2022) #12

Mar 20, 2024

Weisman's script pushes together every lingering plot thread possible to wrap things up far too quickly.

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Gargoyles: Dark Ages (2023) #1

Jul 12, 2023

The first Gargoyles comic spin-off has arrived, and it's apparent from the leap it's a most welcome addition to the wider canon.

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Gargoyles: Dark Ages (2023) #2

Aug 9, 2023

Though Drew Moss' lineart continues to do wonders for this animated-based property, which brings across the tone of the show it's based on exceptionally well, a lukewarm script does no favors at it drags readers in far too many directions with bizarre pacing and questionable paneling.

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Gargoyles: Dark Ages (2023) #3

Sep 20, 2023

Unfortunately for the title, the result is a rough comic that appears to not know what it wants.

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Gargoyles: Dark Ages (2023) #4

Nov 1, 2023

It's an issue that can only be written by one Greg Weisman, and he definitively excels here

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Gargoyles: Dark Ages (2023) #5

Jan 24, 2024

The dialogue is elementary, and things move at far too brisk of a pace to allow for readers any sort of comfort.

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Gargoyles: Dark Ages (2023) #6

Mar 6, 2024

As has been the case as with the rest of the Dark Ages story, this finale is rushed and clunky.

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Ghost Rider (2019) #1

Oct 2, 2019

Brisson and Kuder team up to pack a hellish punch in a debut issue many will likely see as a return to form for these ol' hotheads.

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Ghost Rider (2019) #2

Nov 6, 2019

Just when you think it can't get more bizarre, it does and dammit, it has all of the fixings for a killer Ghost Rider tale.

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Ghost Rider (2019) #3

Dec 11, 2019

Things are pushing forward full steam ahead and before too long, there's bound to be an epic showdown"we've just got to wait.

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Ghost Rider (2019) #4

Jan 8, 2020

This issue, the last of the run's initial arc is exactly as brutal as you'd expect a Ghost Rider story to be. Exceptionally grim, this book is peak Marvel horror with goosebump-inducing thrills throughout.

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Ghost Rider (2019) #5

Feb 26, 2020

The Spirit of Corruption is a killer concept (no pun intended) but so far, we've yet to see just where it's going to take the character and as if yet, it hasn't taken him very far at all.

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Ghost Rider (2019) #6

Mar 11, 2020

The cameos from Marvel's edgier characters"you know, like Punisher and Wolverine"still feel really hollow; instead of diving into Danny Ketch's massive transformation, it feels the character is using the aforementioned A-list names as a crutch to hobble along.

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Ghost Rider (2019) #7

Jul 8, 2020

As a book, everything's incredibly well paced and it's got everything you would want from a Ghost Rider comic"motorcycles, fire, Mephisto, and a whole ton of demons. Though the plot resolves itself successfully enough, it's a bit messy in how it gets there.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #1

Feb 23, 2022

Smith's lineart is ideal for a story such as this, and when combined with moody colors from Bryan Velenza, a dark and gritty issue of Ghost Rider is delivered.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #2

Mar 30, 2022

If I had just two words to summarize Ghost Rider #2, there's no doubt they'd be "Hot damn!"

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Ghost Rider (2022) #3

Jun 1, 2022

Ghost Rider #3 is dark and disturbing, and there's really no way around that.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #4

Jul 6, 2022

Ghost Rider continues to chug along with a surprisingly action-packed issue despite a script that's paced to a crawl.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #5

Aug 3, 2022

While that tone still remains, Ghost Rider is finding its footing as a series, making it into a formidable run from the House of Ideas.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #6

Sep 7, 2022

Despite this run from Percy, Smith, Peeples, and company already having been plenty graphic, Ghost Rider #6 takes it up a notch as it dives into monster horror with a few jaw-droppingly gruesome scenes.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #7

Oct 12, 2022

As metal as this book as been through six issues, Ghost Rider #7 might be its grimiest yet, introducing one of the wildest villains the Spirit of Vengeance has ever seen.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #8

Nov 9, 2022

Ghost Rider slows to a crawl this issue, one that largely goes out of its way to make itself a shallow springboard into the next issue rather than adding some meat to its own bones.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #9

Dec 7, 2022

This issue, in particular, is one of the most thorough of that arc, explaining much of the mythos and lore this creative team has introduced in a little reimagining of the Spirit of Vengeance.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #10

Jan 11, 2023

Every loose end comes together and it comes together quickly without so much as a second to breathe, all leading to one of the biggest Ghost Rider reveals in recent memory.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #11

Feb 8, 2023

It's a masterclass in character development, even though plot takes a backseat and to add the cherry on top, David Wachter's artwork as a fill-in guest on this issue matches the tone of the title totally, making for a well-rounded issue.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #12

Mar 1, 2023

A full year into this latest series and it's still firing on all cylinders, giving readers one hellishly good time.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #13

Apr 5, 2023

If you've yet to get on the Ghost Rider train, you better get your ticket as soon as you can because thinks are about to get real crazy.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #14

May 10, 2023

Though the story isn't as physically dark as this has been in the past, it's a psychological thriller that leaves you uncomfortable as it moves along.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #15

Jun 28, 2023

Ghost Rider from Percy and Smith has been solid through and through; so much so, many would probably consider it one of the best stories featuring Ghost Rider told in years.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #17

Aug 16, 2023

The Ghost Rider/Wolverine team-up is exactly what comics needs and this creative team executes it exceptionally well.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #18

Sep 13, 2023

While the eponymous character is thrown to the backburner this issue, giving readers plenty of exposition on one of Marvel's new favorites is a welcome (and needed) change of pace.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #19

Oct 18, 2023

There's a sense of mystery coursing through this issue, though it feels unneeded and unnecessary given we already know much of what the story is forcing itself to hide from us.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #20

Nov 15, 2023

hings get real weird, real fast in Ghost Rider #20 and quite frankly, it might be one of the most demented things we've seen in comics in a long time and that's a good thing.

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Ghost Rider (2022) #21

Dec 27, 2023

At the very least, Percy and Smith can applaud themselves on a job well done on introducing Talia Warroad, one of the best, most complex new characters introduced to the Marvel stable of heroes in recent memory.

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Ghost Rider (2022) Annual #1

Oct 4, 2023

With a creepy setting, Benjamin Percy writes a dynamite tribute to spooky season and it's darker setting combined with Danny Kim's lineart the errs of the side of camp, Ghost Rider Annual #1 is a good tome for the season.

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Ghost Rider (2022): Vengeance Forever #1

Aug 10, 2022

As with the main line, Vengeance Forever is dark and deeply personal, and even though it carries a T+ rating, a lot of the content within borders on the mature side.

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Ghost Rider / Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance (2023): Omega

Sep 6, 2023

Weapons of Vengeance is a Marvel event done right. No world-ending plot is needed, just a demonic invasion that is at as small of a scale as that can be.

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Ghost Rider / Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance (2023): Alpha

Aug 9, 2023

With flames and snikts aplenty, the debut of Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance is exactly what it needs to be.

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Giant-Size (2024): Spider-Man #1

Jan 10, 2024

Ziglar gets the voice of Miles arguably more than anyone in comics today, and Coello's kinetic linework provides for some tasty action pieces.

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Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1

Oct 2, 2020

Suffice to say, this special release is the perfect tribute to both Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, two iconic creators no longer with us.

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Gideon Falls #4

Jun 20, 2018

With undertones of M. Night Shyamalan's Signs, the all-star duo of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have a thrilling tale on their hands.

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Gideon Falls #5

Jul 18, 2018

In Gideon Falls, it seems for every question answered, two or three new questions arise and therein lies the beautiful story Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have been able to weave through nearly half a dozen issues.

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Gideon Falls #6

Aug 15, 2018

Gideon Falls continues to be nothing short of a breath-taking thriller and when you think it's about to go left, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino go right.

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Gideon Falls #7

Oct 17, 2018

Just when you think you have it all figured out, Jeff Lemire throws a wrench in the forks and upsets the status quo. That's how it's been nearly every issue in this young run so far, and Gideon Falls #7 is no different.

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Gideon Falls #8

Nov 14, 2018

Although past issues have fallen flat, Gideon Falls #8 is a page-turning thriller that you won't be able to put down.

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Gideon Falls #9

Dec 19, 2018

Without Lemire's thrilling writing, Sorrention's artwork continues to be picture-perfect for a horror title " you could practically read this issue without any of the lettering and still feel a palpable tension exude through.

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Gideon Falls #10

Jan 16, 2019

Slowly but surely everything fits together all nice and snug, and now, this book is off running like a well-oiled machine.

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Gideon Falls #11

Feb 13, 2019

Gideon Falls continues to be one of the most perplexing, head-scratching titles on the shelf today.

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Gideon Falls #12

Apr 17, 2019

While you'll likely get lost jumping in around this point, there's no denying that Gideon Falls is a must-read comic as it enters another year in print.

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Gideon Falls #13

May 15, 2019

When this title hits, it hits hard. What started out as a thriller is now straight-up horror with a sprinkle of this peculiar mix of supernatural and science fiction, resulting in a genre-bending tale that's absolutely incredible to take in.

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Gideon Falls #14

Jun 19, 2019

With the usual twists and turns that come with this title, nothing particularly stands out this month, but thankfully it's apparent something massive is coming to Gideon Falls... Eventually...

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Gideon Falls #15

Jul 17, 2019

At long last, the storylines of Gideon Falls finally begin to converge and it's as mind-boggling"or downright confusing"as you'd expect.

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Gideon Falls #16

Aug 14, 2019

Just when you think things are figured out, the status quo is shaken and the world of Gideon Falls turns on its head.

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Gideon Falls #17

Oct 16, 2019

This title is a master class in creating tremendous tension but at what point does will that tension lose its impact? Its strong hold is starting to wane, that's for sure.

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Gideon Falls #18

Nov 13, 2019

All in all, Gideon Falls has never moved more quickly ahead and this month's book is one of the strongest yet.

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Gideon Falls #19

Dec 11, 2019

The story of the Black Barn is even more mysterious than it's ever been and as this particular arc inches towards a close, it's clear big things are in play.

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Gideon Falls #20

Jan 8, 2020

This series continues to be a psychedelic thrill ride month in and month out.

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Gideon Falls #21

Feb 5, 2020

This is most certainly another storytelling feat for Lemire and Sorrentino.

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Gideon Falls #22

Jun 17, 2020

With Gideon Falls #22, this title turns from western horror to full-on sci-fi thriller and that's probably the least bonkers thing about this book.

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Gideon Falls #23

Jul 16, 2020

By itself, Gideon Falls #23 is a solid-enough read but if you can learn one thing from this book, it's that it's just another piece of a thousand-piece puzzle.

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Gideon Falls #25

Sep 23, 2020

There's no denying this series is coming to its screeching conclusion and that end, it all kicks off here.

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Gideon Falls #26

Oct 21, 2020

With such a strong streak for the better part of its run, this issue might be the first misfire of the title and one can only hope things are ironed out with the finale.

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Gideon Falls #27

Dec 30, 2020

Gideon Falls #27 is a nearly perfect finale to the story that's been introduced and examined for the past three years. While it seems partially empty, it ends exactly as it should"surrounded in a shroud of mystery, leaving you wanting just a little bit more.

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Groot (2023) #1

May 3, 2023

While some things may be tired, Abnett's scripting gives it all a fresh coat of paint that injects life into Marvel Cosmic with every passing page.

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Groot (2023) #2

Jun 7, 2023

Abnett's care for Marvel cosmic shines through in Groot #2, where another Centaurian character is introduced, one that may or may not have something to do with the bloodline of Yondu. Regardless, this series continues to be peak cosmic goodness, there's no doubt about it.

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Groot (2023) #3

Jul 12, 2023

Groot #3 cements Abnett's status as one of the best writers to tell stories featuring characters from Marvel's cosmic stable.

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Groot (2023) #4

Aug 16, 2023

Though this finale is a bit rushed to get everything in in time, it's still comic book goodness to the max.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #1

Jan 23, 2019

While we're still a long ways from comparing Guardians of the Galaxy to the cosmic likes of Annihilation or War of Kings, it's safe to say the company has a hit on its hands with this one.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #2

Feb 20, 2019

Though plenty of story arcs are running through this title, it's balanced well, giving each arch it's own chance to shine without being either overpowering or shallow.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #3

Mar 20, 2019

Certainly a slower issue than books past, the team continues laying the groundwork for an explosive cosmic outing.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #4

Apr 17, 2019

Guardians of the Galaxy #4 is full of blood-pumping action " quite frankly, it may be the best book in this budding run yet.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #5

May 15, 2019

As far as wide-reaching cosmic epics go, this issue has it all.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #6

Jun 19, 2019

If you like human stories and cosmic tales intertwined, it doesn't get much better than this.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #7

Jul 24, 2019

. If we want to compare it to television, this most certainly was a filler episode trying to help build anticipation for a future story.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #8

Aug 21, 2019

Ghost-Spider #1 functions as an easy introduction to the current status quo of the "Spider-Gwen" story, but moves at a glacial pace that hinders it from offering much to new readers.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #9

Sep 18, 2019

This cliffhanger in this issue was almost too predictable, although the reveal itself was as metal as anything else you'll see this week.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #10

Oct 16, 2019

Finally, things start materializing in this issue, even though it might be in the most predictable of ways.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #11

Nov 13, 2019

The only thing bad about the issue coming out means there's only one book left in this top-shelf run.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #12

Dec 18, 2019

If you're looking for a Guardians story to pick up"this is it. If you're a fan of the team, there's no way you'll leave disappointed.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) Annual #1

Jun 5, 2019

With four different stories and four different art teams, all the work is top-notch"even more so with Filipe Andrade and Mike Spicer's art on "You're Only Young Once."

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #13

Apr 14, 2021

There's plenty here to make any fan of Marvel's cosmic heroes excited about the future.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #14

May 12, 2021

This arc is off to an exceptionally strong start, and if the first two issues of the story are any indication, fans will soon be in for a delightfully tasty treat.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #15

Jun 23, 2021

This story is getting real big, real fast and combined with one hell of a cliffhanger, it's hard to make an argument against reading this book.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #16

Jul 21, 2021

Ewing's been excellent about spreading that out from issue to issue, however, so if that keeps up, "The Last Annihilation" could be something special.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #17

Aug 18, 2021

The plot combining cosmic and magic doesn't happen all too often but when it works, it works exceptionally well, especially right here in Guardians of the Galaxy #17.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #18

Sep 22, 2021

There are some interesting developments here with Rich Rider, but outside of everything else, this mini-event really ended with a whimper compared the other entries in the line the past few months.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) Annual #1

Aug 4, 2021

A satirical tale sure to make Master of the Universe fans jump with glee, Ewing's script here balances seriousness and comedy exceptionally well, injecting jokes right when needed.

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Hairball (2023) #1

Apr 5, 2023

Though Kindt's script is slow and missing a little spice, the frameworkcombined with Jenkins' nightmare-inducing lines and watercolorssets the stage for a killer horror title.

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Hairball (2023) #2

May 3, 2023

Tones of Stephen King intertwine with Lovecraftian-esque monstrous horror in this slow burn.

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Hairball (2023) #3

Jun 7, 2023

It's surprising just how shocking this title can be even if you expect the unexpected, something that can largely be attributed to the brisk pace the comic carries, allowing you to flow between pages with incredible ease.

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Hairball (2023) #4

Jul 5, 2023

Hairball #4 goes completely off the rails in its finale in the most haphazard of ways.

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Harbinger (2021) #1

Oct 27, 2021

Rodriguez's artwork is exemplary here with this telekinetic tale that features an unsettling lead that could erupt at any given time. That combined with a stellar script and narrative crafted by Lanzing and Kelly makes for a killer return of one of Valiant's most popular characters.

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Harbinger (2021) #2

Nov 24, 2021

Between the mind-bending story"which pairs seamlessly with stellar lineart from Rodriguez"The Harbinger has cranked out two great issues about the return of Peter Stanchek. There's still a little more character work I'd like to see done, but so far, a complex plot sets the stage for one insane story.

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Harbinger (2021) #3

Dec 22, 2021

The Harbinger #3 is wild"for better or for worse.

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Harbinger (2021) #4

Jan 26, 2022

The dialogue and pacing reads as a story that was shoehorned into being a four-issue tale, rather than giving it the time to breathe over a traditional five or six-issue arc.

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Hardware (2021): Season One #1

Aug 11, 2021

The story and plot itself isn't anything to write home about just quite yet, another street-level superhero trying to take a one-percenter.

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Hardware (2021): Season One #2

Oct 13, 2021

Regardless of the story or plot, it's hard to get past Cowan and Sienkiewicz on the same team. It just so happens they work seamlessly with Thomas' scripts so far.

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Hardware (2021): Season One #3

Dec 1, 2021

Sure it helps to have Cowan and Sienkiewicz involved, but this latest story feels undeniably 90s, for better or for worse.

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Harley Quinn (2021): Uncovered #1

Dec 14, 2022

Celebrating the beloved DC icon, some of the character's best artwork is collected into an extended one-shot here loosely tied together by a "story" from Dave Wielgosz. Actually, story's probably putting it on a little too thick given there are roughly five dialogue balloons throughout the duration of the book.

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Hawkgirl (2023) #1

Jul 19, 2023

Hawkgirl #1 ditches most everything fans know about the character, a hefty risk that pays dividends in this debut. As a result, comic readers are treated to a dynamic reimagining of the character that's nothing short of a delight.

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Hawkgirl (2023) #2

Aug 16, 2023

Axelrod's script skips along at an excellent pace, even though it doesn't focus on the eponymous hero for a solid chunk of the issue.

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Hawkgirl (2023) #3

Sep 20, 2023

Now halfway through its run, Hawkgirl is starting to feel like a story that doesn't know what it wants to be.

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Hawkman (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

Although being reincarnated throughout time has long been part of the Hawkman mythos, DC makes a tweak to the character's origin, revealing that in addition to being reincarnated through time, he's also been reincarnated through space, a move that should add plenty of depth to the character as the series progresses.

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Hawkman (2018) #2

Jul 11, 2018

After an intriguing first issue, Hawkman #2 ends up falling flat when compared to its predecessor.

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Hawkman (2018) #3

Aug 8, 2018

Now three issues in, Hawkman #3 is beginning to plateau in terms of advancing any storyline.

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Hawkman (2018) #4

Sep 12, 2018

While the travel across space and time can be a bit jarring at points, Hawkman #4 includes a fun cliffhanger that definitely begs you to pick up the next book.

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Hawkman (2018) #5

Oct 10, 2018

With the direction this title is heading, I'm sold on a Hawkman comic for the first time in a long while.

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Hawkman (2018) #6

Nov 14, 2018

A slight dip from the previous few issues, Hawkman #6 feels like a filler issue until the next story arc begins.

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Hawkman (2018) #7

Dec 12, 2018

This issue's plot seems as if it could have been resolved in a handful of pages rather than dragging it out over an entire issue.

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Hawkman (2018) #8

Jan 16, 2019

Arguably the best issue of Venditti's run, Hawkman #8 kicks off a new story arc that's bound to please.

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Hawkman (2018) #9

Feb 13, 2019

Arguably the most exciting book in Venditti's Hawkman run, this issue has page-turning action from the moment you flip over the cover.

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Hawkman (2018) #10

Mar 13, 2019

Page-turning action, attention-grabbing dialogue, and beautifully-crafted art, Hawkman #10 is a very solid read.

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Hawkman (2018) #11

Apr 10, 2019

Venditti's certainly hitting his stride on this title and this may be the best Hawkman's ever been written.

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Hawkman (2018) #12

May 8, 2019

A fitting conclusion to the second Hawkman arc, this issue is an explosive end to one of the best arcs this character has seen.

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Hawkman (2018) #13

Jun 12, 2019

Quite frankly, this issue is just what the doctor ordered after wrapping up two elaborately dense story arcs.

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Hawkman (2018) #14

Jul 10, 2019

Coming off an arc that was bigger than it had any right being, it's no wonder Hawkman #14 feels like the smallest issue of this volume yet.

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Hawkman (2018) #15

Aug 14, 2019

This title continues to genre-bend, week in and week out, and it will always keep you on your toes.

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Hawkman (2018) #16

Sep 11, 2019

Part of DC's ongoing "Year of the Villain" event, it's unfortunate Shadow Thief is about as one-dimensional as a villain can be, otherwise this book would be an enthralling read.

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Hawkman (2018) #17

Oct 9, 2019

Just when things begin to show even the slightest staleness, Venditti rips you back into the fray with another jaw-dropping issue"that's exactly what Hawkman #17 is.

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Hawkman (2018) #18

Nov 13, 2019

There's going to be a chance that this arc writes itself into the corner based on the groundwork it's laid so far but hey, enjoy the fun while it lasts.

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Hawkman (2018) #20

Jan 8, 2020

If there's one thing for certain, it's that Rob Venditti isn't afraid to push this book to the brink and back.

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Hawkman (2018) #21

Feb 12, 2020

There's heart and soul. Horror and science-fiction. Hawkman has it all.

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Hawkman (2018) #22

Mar 11, 2020

Despite being out among the cosmos in an arc that is peak science fiction"something Pasarin darws exceptionally well, might I add"this issue packs a major punch for how "small" it really is.

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Hawkman (2018) #23

May 6, 2020

Again, 23 issues in and Venditti keeps this title as fresh as ever.

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Hawkman (2018) #24

Jun 17, 2020

For the first time in quite some time, the action-packed adventures of Carter Hall and company take a backseat to some exposition and a tad of world-building.

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Hawkman (2018) #25

Jul 8, 2020

The pace of the past few issues has been slipping to a crawl but that's something more the welcome here as the quality of the story remains at an all-time high.

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Hawkman (2018) #26

Aug 12, 2020

If this were the series finale, it'd be the perfect ending.

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Hawkman (2018) #27

Sep 9, 2020

With zero disrespect to the legends who came before him, Venditti's Hawkman run is one of the best comic book runs featuring Carter Hall and his supporting cast ever printed"it's certainly a favorite with this critic.

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Hawkman (2018) #28

Oct 14, 2020

This Hawkman run roars to his conclusion and as you might expect from this team, the penultimate issue is as good as they come.

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Hawkman (2018) #29

Nov 12, 2020

While one story does manage to wrap up here, it also does seem to introduce DC's next large event, though only tones and teases are available. Either way, there's little Venditti & Co. could have done to make this a better finale.

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He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #6

May 29, 2020

Despite the general "corniness" of 80s cartoons found within, He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse is a very on-brand, worthwhile read for fans of Prince Adam and company.

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Hell is a Squared Circle #1

Sep 21, 2022

At a heftier 48 pages, this zine packs one hell of a punch, going places you'd never expect.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #2

Dec 26, 2018

If you're looking for a page-turning, blood-pumping action thriller, this isn't it.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #3

Jan 23, 2019

Continuing to build out the earliest days of the BPRD, this Hellboy spinoff certainly provides interesting storytelling to supplement the Hellboy-based tales.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #4

Feb 27, 2019

With a particularly gruesome scene early on, this issue is a reminder that once you feel things might get stagnant in this universe, something comes right along to shake things up.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #5

Mar 27, 2019

A fitting end to BPRD '56, this issue " believe it or not " manages to take Hellboy to places he's never been before.

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Hellboy: Winter Special: 2018 #1

Dec 12, 2018

In the annual tradition of making the holiday season a little more sinister, the creative teams assembled on this Hellboy Winter Special hit their stride as they craft tales perfect for the season.

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Heroes Reborn (2021): Siege Society #1

May 26, 2021

The story is split amongst everyone, and that's where it begins to really falter, as things jump around far too frequently. Remove any sense of development, and Siege Society starts to begin hollow. Luckily, it has a main story to fall back on, making it a suitable (yet nonessential) read.

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Hulkverines #1

Feb 20, 2019

At first glance, Weapon H seems like a character that was something dreamt up in a Liefeldian fever dream in 1995, but Hulkverines manages to expand on the character's depth in satisfactory ways.

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Hulkverines #2

Mar 27, 2019

The good thing is that Hulkverines knows exactly what type of book it needs to be " and it executes that pretty well.

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Icon & Rocket (2021): Season One #1

Jul 28, 2021

The story at play here isn't new or groundbreaking, but the treatment of the characters is, and that's what you'll need to watch as the series moves along.

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Icon & Rocket (2021): Season One #2

Aug 25, 2021

Icon and Rocket #1 served as a suitable relaunch for DC's Milestone revival and now, the title's second issue blows the lid off it all.

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Icon & Rocket (2021): Season One #3

Sep 29, 2021

The story here takes a hard pivot into incredibly real-world issues and the ongoing opioid crisis and the effect is has on the various societal classes around the world.

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Icon & Rocket (2021): Season One #4

Nov 3, 2021

A character-driven story can go a long way, so let's see how Icon and Rocket can carry this before we get a solid-enough plot.

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Icon & Rocket (2021): Season One #5

Jan 19, 2022

Green Lantern #10 brings several running mysterious into focus into one colossal battle, and it all feels decidedly epic in scope, a threat perfect for a Corps such as the Green Lanterns.

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Icon & Rocket (2021): Season One #6

Mar 23, 2022

Icon and Rocket wraps its first arc in high-octane fashion, pumping out one of the most action-packed issues of the return yet.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #1

Jan 18, 2023

While Niimura tries to make some lemonade out of the lemons of a character with his kinetic action pieces, Immortal Sergeant goes nowhere in its script, despite being oversized at 40 pages.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #2

Feb 22, 2023

Immortal Sergeant wears its heart on its sleeve, and that's something you ought to applaud it for.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #3

Mar 22, 2023

After two issues of Immortal Sergeant that have left me wondering "Why?," I think I've figured it out. This comic is a manifesto for those looking for a reason to yell at clouds or the kids trampling across your lawn.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #4

Apr 19, 2023

The creative team proves the potential this title has had all along before dashing hopes not even halfway through the issue.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #5

May 17, 2023

In lieu of any meaningful character development, the cast here refuses to change for the better. In fact, if any change is to be had, most of them are regressing as the title moves along.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #6

Jun 14, 2023

It's frantic at times, which matches the tone of the story yet even then, it seems to be a mismatch.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #7

Jul 12, 2023

Immortal Sergeant #7 soars as the title's best-yet as the eponymous curmudgeon finally starts turning the corner not into a likable character, but an understandable character at the very least.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #8

Aug 23, 2023

This issue, arguably more than any of the series, makes the character all-too-real and the story is so much better for it.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #9

Sep 20, 2023

It's definitely a slog to get through at first, but Immortal Sergeant #9 isn't only the brightest part of this story, but it's an epic endcap to a human-driven story.

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Infinity Countdown: Black Widow #1

Jun 20, 2018

Using her recent death"ah, comics"to her advantage, Natasha goes through this "Infinity Countdown" one-shot tie-in with no worries in the world and by the end of it, she seemingly becomes one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe.

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Infinity Countdown: Champions #1

Jun 20, 2018

Complete with an appearance by a certain villain and just became a blockbuster sensation on the silver screen, writer Jim Zub continues to knock it out of the park with this coming-of-age superhero troop.

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Infinity Countdown: Champions #2

Jul 4, 2018

This issue has tremendous amounts of heart and proves the old adage of "never build your house on rented land" correct.

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Infinity Wars (2018) #6

Dec 19, 2018

While the ending was a bit all too predictable, the creative team pulled some interesting strings with Adam Warlock and reintroduced a few new characters that are sure to make cosmic fans happy.

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Infinity Wars (2018): Fallen Guardian #1

Dec 19, 2018

Albeit a bit disappointing, the issue doesn't include any Earth-shattering revelation despite the title and prior marketing.

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Infinity Wars (2018): Infinity #1

Jan 2, 2019

Quite frankly, this issue raised more questions than answers, paving way to an unsatisfying ending.

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Infinity Wars: Arachknight #2

Nov 28, 2018

Arachknight #2 is good enough to ensure this title finishes as one of the best Infinity Wars tie-ins.

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Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1

Nov 21, 2018

Jed MacKay's script is strong, and Jefte Palo's artwork looks as if it was taken straight from a comic produced in Wakanda.

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Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #2

Dec 12, 2018

Some people might find the antagonist Killraven one-dimensional and the artwork bizarre, but once all the pieces of the puzzle are placed together, it makes for an enjoyable read that knows exactly what its purpose is.

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Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps #1

Nov 14, 2018

Infinity Warps #1 is exactly what it needs to be. With three-and-a-half mini-stories in one title, it gives creative teams just enough room to experiment with this mashed-up characters without drawing it out too long.

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Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps #2

Dec 5, 2018

Though each of the three storylines ends rather abruptly, each character could have a future elsewhere should the House of Ideas decide to carry them out of Infinity Wars.

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Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1

Sep 26, 2018

I'm not sure if it's because Gerry Duggan isn't behind it, but Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1 felt distinctly different than any of the other Infinity Wars outings thus far, and it rubbed me the wrong way

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Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #2

Oct 31, 2018

Sure, most of this material might not stick around in a post-Infinity Wars world, but the lore and origin laid out in Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #2 is quite interesting, and for fans of other of the two main characters Iron Hammer represents, it'll be a fun read.

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Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #1

Oct 3, 2018

This book isn't bound to win an Eisner, but it invoked enough fuzzy feelings within me that allowed me to look past its shortcomings.

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Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #2

Oct 24, 2018

Sleepwalker's powerset combined with the various amalgamations of characters is a recipe for a bizarre comic, one which will either be loved or hated.

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Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #3

Nov 21, 2018

Sleepwalker is a character rooted in nostalgia, and although these Infinity Wars tie-ins have an awesome opportunity to do some cool things, Sleepwalker #3 falls flat.

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Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #4

Dec 12, 2018

Though most of the tie-ins have largely felt like fan service, Sleepwalker #4 stands out as its themes of dreams and nightmares runs deep.

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Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #1

Sep 19, 2018

Though origin stories tend to be slow for me, I thought this issue was fairly well paced, and it introduces some additional warped characters you'll be sure to love.

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Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #2

Oct 24, 2018

Although the story seems rather rushed, with decades after decades of stories crammed into two issues, Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #2 is probably my favorite issue of these "warped" tie-ins so far.

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Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1

Oct 17, 2018

As with the remaining titles, this issue suffers from trying to squeeze in more warped characters than necessary. Regardless, Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1 didn't leave me bored.

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Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #2

Nov 28, 2018

This is a title collectors will buy to complete their Infinity Wars set but as of now, Weapon Hex #2 does little to nothing to advance any sort of storyline.

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Invader Zim #32

Jul 18, 2018

I can't believe I'm saying this, but Invader Zim #32 seemingly rebounds the title after a few...several...off issues.

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Invader Zim #33

Aug 8, 2018

Invader Zim is good at what it needs to be, but it's a far-shot from ground-breaking, Earth-shattering serialized storytelling.

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Invader Zim #34

Sep 5, 2018

Ah, Invader Zim. In a book in which we probably shouldn't expect much, this title imagines to exceed what little expectations I had in place.

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Invader Zim #36

Oct 31, 2018

At the end of the day, the powers that be know exactly what an Invader Zim comic needs to be, and they consistently execute that plan fairly well, for better or for worse.

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Invader Zim #37

Nov 28, 2018

For as inconsistent as Invader Zim can be, when it packs a punch " it packs a big ol' uppercut that'll knock you on your butt.

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Invader Zim #39

Jan 30, 2019

With just enough heart and the ability to land jokes right, Invader Zim #39 is a pleasant read " or as pleasant as an Invader Zim comic can be, at least.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #1

Dec 14, 2022

Luckily, for fans of Tony Stark, Invincible Iron Man #1 from Duggan and Frigeri strikes the perfect balance between a complete reinvention and redundancy. The story is a fresh take on the beloved Avengers while staying true to his roots. The fact this creative team is able to balance the two ends in a flawless manner is stunning, making this one of the most impressive Iron Man debuts in recent memory.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #2

Jan 18, 2023

Just two issues in and Gerry Duggan has already spun a masterful whodunnit as Tony Stark and Riri Williams have a quick team-up as they work to find who's impersonating Iron Man.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #3

Feb 15, 2023

So far, however, the story has been pretty safe and Stark is living up to expectations. That said, little has been done to set this particular run apart from the others since the title's first issue last year began to change the status quo.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #4

Mar 29, 2023

Luckily for fans of the character, Duggan's script in issue #4 stands out incredible well, reducing the egomaniac Avenger to his most vulnerable and the end result is a comic that's as uncomfortable as it is personal.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #5

Apr 26, 2023

Duggan's relentless in his punishment of Stark, putting the character into a corner that he may not escape from.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #6

May 10, 2023

Though the overarching plot does eventually move forward by the end of the issue, this part of the tale largely focuses on a standalone story. Because of that, this read could be a hit with those that have a soft spot for all things Marvel 80s and 90s.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #7

Jun 7, 2023

Just when you think Tony Stark can't dig himself a deeper hole, Gerry Duggan and Juan Frigeri punch ol' Iron Man hard enough the crater grows with each passing issue.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #8

Jul 26, 2023

A must-read for any Iron Man fan, no doubt.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #9

Aug 23, 2023

At this rate, it's almost sadistic for what Duggan is making the character endure, but hopefullyjust hopefullythe payoff happens before the gloominess runs stale.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #10

Sep 27, 2023

The tension created here is palpable and if we know this creative team, things are about to get real explosive, real fast.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #11

Oct 18, 2023

The pieces are falling into place exactly where they need to be and the excitement in this story is palpable.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #12

Nov 22, 2023

Featuring stellar lines from guest artist Ig Guara, this is another well-rounded issue in a string of hits.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #13

Dec 6, 2023

It's taking a long, long while to get from point A to point B but thankfully, Duggan and Frigeri have plenty of stories to plant along the way.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #15

Feb 28, 2024

Together with Creees Lee, the duo executes a flawless comic with epic character work and even better comic-booky goodness.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #16

Mar 20, 2024

If this isn't definitively one of the best Iron Man stories ever told, it at least deserves to be in the conversations.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #17

Apr 10, 2024

Patch Zircher joins the series as guest artist, the perfect match for the darker themes introduced in issue #17 that will likely carry through to the end of the series.

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Iron Fist (2022) #1

Feb 16, 2022

I've never put a series down after one issue, so I'll continue reading to see where this goes but this issue is sufficient and that's about it.

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Iron Fist (2022) #2

Mar 30, 2022

This issue is just what the run needed to show it's an excellent reimagining of the character.

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Iron Fist (2022) #3

May 18, 2022

While Wong's plot took a while to ease into it, Iron Fist #3 is the biggest issue of the series, combining origin with plot advancement, character development, and intense action sequences.

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Iron Fist (2022) #4

Jun 15, 2022

The reimagining of Iron Fist continues with Lin Lie's biggest fight yet, and it should be one for the ages. Instead, the plot skirts around the fight between Iron Fist and two Immortal Weapons and goes back into the main plot awfully fast.

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Iron Fist (2022) #5

Aug 31, 2022

It could have used another issue to slow things down and give things some time to breathe but all in all, a formidable ending for a solid Iron Fist story.

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Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1

Jan 20, 2021

This is definitely the X-Book to check out if you can only pick one outside of Hickman's foray.

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Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2

Feb 17, 2021

If this mini-series gets some time to breathe sort itself out even the slightest bit, the end result could be something very special.

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Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #3

Mar 17, 2021

There's simply not the space to flesh out all of these characters while having a cohesive story, and this issue suffers from that all too much.

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Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #4

Apr 14, 2021

As Heart of the Dragon barrels towards its epic conclusion, it continues to feel more and more like an event title that's supposed to spread across multiple titles.

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Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #5

May 5, 2021

It's here Heart of the Dragon begins to collapse under the weight of its ambitious plot and grandiose ensemble.

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Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6

Jun 2, 2021

For as messy as this mini's plot got at times, Heart of the Dragon #6 does an excellent job at slowing down the pace, allowing readers to catch their breath and sort things out. In fact, the events of this series could change the future of Danny Rand forever, should the story stick.

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Joe Fixit (2023) #1

Jan 4, 2023

The script moves along quickly, and Cinar's lineart is the perfect combination of 90s era Fixit goodness with an added modern-day sheen. Still, it's evident this book doesn't really know what it wants to be just quite yet.

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Joe Fixit (2023) #2

Feb 8, 2023

It's a big popcorn book through and through as the pacing on this issue is set at a breakneck pace.

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Joe Fixit (2023) #3

Mar 22, 2023

After focusing on Spider-Man for a few issues, Joe Fixit finally gives some time to the eponymous Avenger, and it's all the better for it.

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Joe Fixit (2023) #4

Apr 5, 2023

Though the story fizzles out as it's stretched every which way, the action and panel-exploding punches are a sight to see, for whatever that's worth.

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Joe Fixit (2023) #5

May 3, 2023

The script of this finale was fun and full of excitement, and inar nailed the action sequences.

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Justice League (2018) Annual #1

Jan 30, 2019

When it comes to DC's multiverse, the times are changing, and this one-shot annual is one heck of a kick off for what's to come next.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #1

Jul 25, 2018

When one starts to factor in magic and sorcery, however, anything is possible and I feel that as the story progresses, Tynion and company have certainly laid the groundwork to make a series that will keep you gasping as you rapidly flip page to page to try and find out what happens next.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #2

Aug 22, 2018

James Tynion IV's writing continues to be superb and the reluctant bromance between Swamp Thing and Constantine is a welcome sight for any JLD to withhold.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #3

Sep 26, 2018

Although hesitant at first, I'm completely sold on a Tynion IV-helmed Justice League Dark book, and this title is definitely on you need to have on your pull list.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #4

Oct 17, 2018

If you're not reading Justice League Dark by now, you're missing out. At the very least, you won't walk away bored.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #5

Nov 21, 2018

James Tynion IV and company are heading into their second story arc on Justice League Dark, and the title is as strong as ever.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #6

Dec 12, 2018

Though this issue wasn't as zany as issues past, it still keeps the faith up that magic will be the biggest piece of this puzzle as it continues into its second arc.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #7

Jan 16, 2019

If you happen to be looking for a comic that will scare the daylights out of you, this one is it.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #8

Feb 13, 2019

I'm not sure there's ever been a book that's made me gasp as much as this run of Justice League Dark.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #9

Mar 13, 2019

There's been a lot going on in Justice League Dark as of late, and while the story's start to tie up some loose ends, there's still a lot left to be desired.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #10

Apr 24, 2019

Justice League Dark is starting to be pulled in a few separate directions and it's impacting the story for the worst.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #11

May 22, 2019

From what started as an amazingly horrific tale has morphed into a one-dimensional comic starting to blend in with the rest of them.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #12

Jun 26, 2019

The story still isn't as strong as it was at the beginning of the Tynion run, but it's certainly on the right track to return there.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #13

Jul 24, 2019

Little happens plot-wise this issue but, thankfully, the conversations that do happen are necessary and meaningful.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #14

Aug 28, 2019

This book is best when it's equal parts horror and magic and that's the exact tone it's giving off this time around.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #16

Oct 23, 2019

Throughout Tynion's run on Justice League Dark, there's been peaks and valleys on pacing"in fact, inconsistency might be the most consistent thing about it. That said, this issue might end up being the slowest, most inconsequential issue of this entire run.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #17

Nov 27, 2019

With a killer cliffhanger to boot, Justice League Dark is a quick return to form for the series after a few off issues.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #18

Jan 1, 2020

For as up and down this series has been, Justice League Dark #18 might be the best issue in the run in a long while.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #19

Jan 29, 2020

This issue isn't the strongest of the bunch, it continues to beat the same drums we've seen time and time again but at the very least, it's a very solid ending of the story at hand. If we're being frank, it almost reads like a fitting series finale at that.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #20

Feb 26, 2020

If there's one thing for sure, it's that Justice League Dark #20 includes the largest tonal shift this series has seen. Though it's still very much horror and magic, it's much light than the past few arcs.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #21

Mar 25, 2020

It may not pay off in the end if it spreads itself too thin but hey, we're not there yet"it's working now and it works very well in this issue, at that.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #22

Jun 3, 2020

Picking up the tension exactly where it left off in the last book, Justice League Dark #22 is a 20-page panic attack that forces you to wait for the other shoe to drop.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #23

Jun 24, 2020

Readers get a peak John Constantine here in a deep story that's surprisingly easy to consume, given the tone and all.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #24

Jul 22, 2020

Like Tynion before, Ram V has done an excellent job building the intra-team conflict and reducing them to the smallest of their own selves, providing a chance for reflection that, in turn, makes for a killer team-up tale.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #25

Aug 26, 2020

Justice League Dark is building up to something fierce and sooner or later, it's going to have no choice but explode.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #26

Sep 23, 2020

The end is near for this iteration of Justice League Dark and everything continues to move toward this arc's conclusion at a breakneck pace.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #27

Oct 28, 2020

Things are moving forward almost too quickly, but at the very least"you won't be bored.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #28

Nov 25, 2020

Finally, the everlasting battle with the Upside-Down Man comes to a close"it sticks the landing with both feet planted.

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Justice League Dark (2018) #29

Dec 23, 2020

When it comes to Justice League Dark, issue #29 is really JLD in name only.

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Justice League Dark (2018) Annual #1

Jul 31, 2019

It misses a few too many marks to be the great oversized issue is was hyped up to be.

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Justice League Dark (2018): Witching Hour #1

Oct 31, 2018

"The Witching Hour" ends at a point in which Justice League Dark is firing on all cylinders and quite frankly, I'm not sure how I'm going to manage to wait for the next issue of Justice League Dark to hit the shelves in a month.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #1

Jul 7, 2021

At the very least, it's nostalgic and many readers should get a kick out of that.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #2

Aug 4, 2021

The story itself is an alright premise, I just wish it'd involved something other than the lowest hanging fruit of them all"evil Superman.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #3

Sep 8, 2021

It's the perfect mismatch of a zany plot with animation-inspired artwork that is really starting to create something special.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #4

Oct 6, 2021

Sometimes the style has faltered this title but here, it's probably at its best.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #5

Nov 3, 2021

Despite the title's two Supermen doing most of the work this issue, Martian Manhunter still controls the narrative and that creates a bit of a jarring contrast between what we read and what we see on the pages. That said, this issue in particular continues to drive home the idea of wacky multiversal goodness, and that adds plenty of brownie points by its lonesome.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #6

Dec 8, 2021

Justice League Infinity is peak comic book goodness and for this issue, that's especially true. A stellar treat from cover to cover.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #7

Jan 5, 2022

The plot runs thin at times, especially as it nears the end of this run, but the combination of concept and lineart is definitely enough to keep someone engaged throughout.

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Kick-Ass (2018) #16

Aug 7, 2019

If you were hoping for dope ass-kicking in every panel, you might want to look elsewhere.

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Klik Klik Boom (2023) #1

Jun 14, 2023

Between the Polaroids and gritty-yet-refined line art of Doug Dabbs, Sprout's not only able to communicate effectively with other characters in this story, but with those reading the comic.

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Klik Klik Boom (2023) #2

Jul 26, 2023

Klik Klik Boom #2 continues the story of Sprout in spectacular fashion as the comic molds itself into one of the most inventive stories of the year.

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Klik Klik Boom (2023) #3

Aug 23, 2023

This issue will tear your heart out, stomp on it, and use the closest defibrillator to get it going again within the span of 20 pages, with a hauntingly beautiful story told within.

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Klik Klik Boom (2023) #4

Sep 20, 2023

Heartwarming, charming, deeply personal, and down right gorgeous.

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Klik Klik Boom (2023) #5

Oct 18, 2023

Klik Klik Boom ends as explosively as it started, with Sprout kicking as much ass as humanly possible.

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Knight Terrors: Nightwing (2023) #1

Jul 19, 2023

In contrast with the ongoing Nightwing series, this Knight Terrors-spinoff is all too predictable and haphazard.

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Knight Terrors: Nightwing (2023) #2

Aug 16, 2023

This issue has a lot to it, and it simply can't cover its bases in time.

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Knights of X (2022) #1

Apr 27, 2022

Some comics have a lot going on, and then there's something like Knights of X #1 that comes along and makes those stories pale in comparison.

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Knights of X (2022) #2

Jun 1, 2022

Knights of X #2 shows a lot of promise and Howard's mini-world is something I hope gets explored further and soon. It's just unfortunate that exploration hasn't yet come in this very series.

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Knights of X (2022) #3

Jun 22, 2022

Knights of X #3 continues to move forward at an ever-slowing pace, churning forth just the slightest throughout its featherweight page count.

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Knights of X (2022) #4

Jul 20, 2022

In a "Reign of X" line that's already been exceptionally dense with its rich storytelling, Knights of X is the creme brulee of the bunch. You read all the mutant-related titles you can, then there's a book like Knights of X #4 that's too decadent for its own good, upsetting your stomach as you scoop out the last bit of remnants from the ramekin.

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Little Black Book (2024) #1

Mar 13, 2024

While the riddles laid out may bring back fans of mystery thrillers, the premise and characters alike are a bit too vanilla.

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Little Black Book (2024) #2

Apr 10, 2024

Little Black Book jumps in headfirst on the mystery laid down in its debut issue last month a little too hard here.

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Low (2014) #20

Jan 2, 2019

The mind-bending, sci-fi thriller pages of Low #20 provide plenty of blood-pumping, page-turning action to keep you entertained for the duration of the issue.

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Low (2014) #21

Apr 10, 2019

This genre-jumping book continues to impress nearly years in and it's far from stale.

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Low (2014) #23

Jul 22, 2020

One thing more noticeable in this issue than any other recent ones is Remender's ability to push Greg Tocchini to fit as much sequential storytelling on one page as possible with seven or eight-panel pages throughout the duration of the entire comic.

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Low (2014) #25

Sep 23, 2020

This title may have finally found its stride; unfortunately for most, there's just one issue left.

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Low Road West #1

Sep 12, 2018

In a world where there seems to be a new post-apocalyptic title or two released every week, Low Road West offers a surprisingly fresh take on the genre.

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Lucifer (2018) #2

Nov 21, 2018

While the book moves at a slower pace, there are quite a few subplots/alternate storylines going on that will keep readers happily occupied.

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Lucifer (2018) #3

Dec 19, 2018

Dan Watters' Lucifer continues to be an astonishingly dense read that isn't for the faint of heart.

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Lucifer (2018) #4

Jan 23, 2019

With each passing issue, Lucifer gets deeper into tales of the occult, and, quite frankly, it's bizarrely delightful.

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Lucifer (2018) #5

Feb 20, 2019

It's pretty easy to notice how well Max and Sebastian Fiumara's artwork goes with this title.

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Lucifer (2018) #6

Mar 20, 2019

Lucifer is back, and it doesn't look like he intends to slow down anytime soon. While this issue took a step back in terms of pacing and page-turning action, it laid the groundwork for a promising future " not to mention the grand cliffhanger.

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Lucifer (2018) #7

Apr 17, 2019

Compared to issues past, this book is a bit slower, but the tension it builds is palpable and all but guarantees an explosive tale in the near future.

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Lucifer (2018) #8

May 15, 2019

The one thing about this book is that the second you think you have it figured out, it goes off on a tangent you never saw coming.

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Lucifer (2018) #9

Jun 19, 2019

This issue is a fever-dream tale that you can't help but love.

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Lucifer (2018) #10

Jul 17, 2019

If there's one comic this week that most resembles a fever dream, it's most certainly Lucifer #10.

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Lucifer (2018) #11

Aug 21, 2019

There's no better scheme in comics than in Lucifer and readers finally start to see the Devil's long game in this issue.

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Lucifer (2018) #12

Sep 18, 2019

As bizarre as the love between Lucifer and Sycorax remains, this half horror, half sick-and-twisted romantic comedy continually improves month after month.

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Lucifer (2018) #13

Oct 16, 2019

Sure, you might be lost if you jump into the title now and if you've been tagging along for the past year, Lucifer #13 pays off in the most perfect of ways.

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Lucifer (2018) #14

Nov 20, 2019

Carrying the traditionally dark tone of this title, a certain lightheartedness is inserted this month that makes #14 a real treat to read.

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Lucifer (2018) #15

Dec 18, 2019

Lucifer #15 takes it's time to methodically build before bursting open at the seams with all kinds of bat shit crazy goodness.

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Lucifer (2018) #16

Jan 15, 2020

There's a tremendous story in the works between ancient Norse mythology and the legions of Hell and so far, it's been great to see unfold.

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Lucifer (2018) #17

Feb 19, 2020

There have been some killer issues and arcs throughout this run but maybe"just maybe"The Hunt will end up being this title's best story yet.

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Lucifer (2018) #18

Mar 18, 2020

The Wild Hunt is far from new to fiction. We've seen it countless times in comics, novels, and in the annals of mythology. Yet here we are with Lucifer and the tale itself feels as fresh as ever.

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Man-Bat (2021) #1

Feb 3, 2021

Man-Bat #1 is both a solid primer for the title character, and a splendid introduction to a great story. Though this team tries to cram more big name stars in to help carry the title, Man-Bat still stands out entirely on his own merits.

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Man-Bat (2021) #2

Mar 3, 2021

The issue feels relatively hollow in an attempt to shoo-in the Suicide Squad, a group of heroes with much better curb appeal than the Man-Bat.

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Man-Bat (2021) #3

Apr 7, 2021

Sure, things are moving forward but between the aforementioned pivot and a pace that inches forward ever so slowly, Man-Bat #3 is a little tedious to get through.

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Man-Bat (2021) #4

May 5, 2021

Man-Bat #4 should lay the groundwork for an epic finale, and that's exactly what it does.

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Man-Bat (2021) #5

Jun 2, 2021

The ending does come at a rapid pace, but this issue's return to the basics helps to stick the landing.

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Marvel (2020) #2

Nov 25, 2020

This series is an attractive offering for those looking something not-too-serious, with the understanding the tales within have virtually no bearing on the overall health of the Marvel Universe. Plus, Marvel #2 has one of the funniest Dr. Doom sequences comics has ever seen.

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Marvel (2020) #4

Jan 27, 2021

After all, what's not to like about a super-meta take on Marvel's oft-forgotten monster characters?

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Marvel (2020) #5

Feb 17, 2021

Sure, it's an anthology with stories that likely won't go anywhere, but at least they're bite-sized and enjoyable.

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Marvel (2020) #6

Mar 17, 2021

And just like that, the anthology draws to a close with its strongest issue yet.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #1

Jan 16, 2019

In a new anthology series from Marvel, Marvel Comics Presents is set to debut a fresh new set of tales each month featuring a wide variety of creators.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #2

Feb 27, 2019

One can never go wrong with more Gorilla-Man, and luckily this short story delivers. A bit of personal reflection combined with an epic ape battle, this is a splendid note to end the anthology issue on.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #3

Mar 27, 2019

Logan out of his element is certainly a welcome sight, yet this story continues to slog, seemingly carrying no weight as it progresses forward.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #4

Apr 24, 2019

The best part about it all is the striking artwork from Juan Ferreyra, including a beautiful two-page spread that is nothing short than striking.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #5

May 22, 2019

Largely contained within one apartment, Leah Williams' story doesn't need flashy action or larger-than-life set pieces to be downright delightful.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #6

Jun 26, 2019

While it moves at a brisk pace, Ketch's battle with Wallow is as epic as it is haunting, something that ends up providing quite the action-packed short story.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #7

Jul 31, 2019

An international espionage thriller of sorts, this short story sets up a massive arc for next month.

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Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #8

Aug 21, 2019

There were a few plot points all to predictable in the story this time around but thankfully, things seem to be in a perfect place for the right finale next month.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): Captain America #1

Jun 24, 2020

This book might have a sale date of 2020, but it's classic Kirby Marvel through and through.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): Spider-Man #1

Oct 7, 2020

Though a "Spider-Man title" in theory, this microscopic tale benefits heavily from having the web-slinger far removed from its characters. The end result gives fans something they probably didn't know they needed.

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Masterpiece (2023) #3

Feb 14, 2024

It's a beautifully harrowing comic, that much is for certain.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1

Jul 7, 2021

A little too much time is spent on the world-building here and not enough on character and story.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation #2

Aug 11, 2021

If anything, Masters of the Universe: Revelation #2 exists to get from Point A to Point B without providing a meaningful trajectory forward, a rarity this early in a comic arc.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3

Sep 8, 2021

This is a definitive bridge between two Masters of the Universe shows set decades apart, however brittle that bridge may be.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation #4

Oct 20, 2021

There was a lot of ground to cover throughout these four issues, and Tim Sheridan and crew managed to balance it all rather well.

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Mazebook #1

Sep 8, 2021

Through clever design work and ground-breaking panel layouts, Mazebook #1 is amongst some of Lemire's easiest books to read, though you'll still want to instantly re-read it to try cracking this mystery for yourself.

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Mazebook #2

Oct 13, 2021

In standard fashion from this creator, there's an abundance of mystery that will continue to build up so if that's your thing, Mazebook is a superb read.

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Mazebook #3

Nov 10, 2021

I think I've already said that Mazebook is "peak-Jeff Lemire," but that's something that becomes more apparent with each passing issue.

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Mazebook #4

Dec 15, 2021

This fever dream of a comic can go one of a million ways and you can best believe you'll never see what's coming next.

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Mazebook #5

Jan 12, 2022

There's a million and one reasons as to why you should like Mazebook, and each one of them can be felt throughout every page here.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #14

Dec 27, 2023

While the script of Miles Morales: Spider-Man #14 is ultimately something readers might expect from tie-in issues, the line-art of the issue is something that elevates it to any entirely new level.

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Mindset (2022) #1

Jun 29, 2022

Mindset isn't your standard psychological thriller. In fact, it turns the entire genre on its head, introducing a wildly fresh take on mind control and the dangers of social media and influencer marketing.

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Mindset (2022) #2

Jul 27, 2022

Paired with the brilliant paintings of John Pearson, Mindset is still holding strong.

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Mindset (2022) #3

Sep 14, 2022

Mindset stands tall and only gets better with each passing issue, rightfully finding itself amongst some of the best sequential storytelling available today.

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Mindset (2022) #4

Oct 19, 2022

After three dynamite issues, Mindset #4 seems like filler.

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Mindset (2022) #5

Nov 23, 2022

This new era of Power Rangers hit the ground running and at this point shows no signs of slowing down in the least.

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Mindset (2022) #6

Jan 11, 2023

Though the story is satisfactory, it ends up being dense just to be dense at times. It's more evident than ever that Pearson's stunning artwork carried it through to the end.

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Minor Threats (2022): The Fastest Way Down #1

Apr 3, 2024

Minor Threats is back with a vengeance, with The Fastest Way Down refusing to pull a single punch with its over-the-top (yet delightful) debut.

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Minor Threats (2022) #1

Aug 24, 2022

In a world saturated with superhero comics, Minor Threats #1 is a creative and well-rounded introduction to another world of capes and tights.

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Minor Threats (2022) #2

Oct 5, 2022

Minor Threats #2 has each panel packed with characters and various ensembles, making for a brisk and beautiful read. This is what comics are all about.

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Minor Threats (2022) #3

Nov 9, 2022

An action-packed story combined with Hepburn's ability to juggle two separate styles while jumping between timelines results in one of the most exciting indie superhero outings in recent memory.

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Minor Threats (2022) #4

Feb 1, 2023

The first arc of Minor Threats comes to a roaring halt in ways only this title can with a few laughs, a couple of tears, and a whole lot of blood.

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #37

Nov 21, 2018

This issue is charming and delightful, making me instantly want to put up my Christmas tree and go outside and make a snowman.

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Morbius (2019) #1

Nov 13, 2019

Maybe future issues will improve on the debut retroactively"you know, the Age of Ultron effect. In and of itself, however, Morbius #1 stopped short of wowing me in ways I expect from launch issues.

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Morbius (2019) #2

Dec 11, 2019

There's no shortage of action and blood in Morbius #2, exactly what the doctor ordered when it comes to the Living Vampire.

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Morbius (2019) #3

Jan 8, 2020

After a brilliant second issue, Morbius #3 finds itself suffering the same pitfalls that held #1 back from being an incredible debut.

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Morbius (2019) #4

Feb 12, 2020

While the dialogue and scripting are both still a bit lacking, the overall narrative with Morbius vs. the world is inching toward an interesting peak.

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Morbius (2019) #5

Mar 18, 2020

When it comes to creature feature comics, it's hard to beat Morbius #5. Loaded to the brim with all kinds of creepy crawlies, this issue does the perfect job of encapsulating the horror that is Michael Morbius.

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Murder Falcon #1

Oct 10, 2018

What Murder Falcon lacks in a substantial plot and believable dialogue, it certainly makes up in creativity and originality.

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My Little Pony/Transformers #1

Aug 5, 2020

If you don't think you're the target demo for this book, you may want to rethink, because you may be surprised"this book is fun through and through.

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My Little Pony/Transformers #2

Sep 2, 2020

If you"or one of your children"enjoy the brands included, it might be worth the read. There's no telling now if it's something worth sticking around for, however.

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My Little Pony/Transformers #3

Oct 7, 2020

Both stories here are fine, though the first one""Pet Sounds"" as a slight edge due to its content and underlying themes, a storyline that provides at least the slightest sustenance other than ponies and Decepticons fighting it out.

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My Little Pony/Transformers #4

Nov 4, 2020

This title serves as a constant reminder to not take life too seriously, especially if you manage to find yourself reading comic books more often than not.

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Night Thrasher (2024) #1

Feb 14, 2024

The script for this story is so microscopic, it's even a bit too small for Marvel's street-level heroes.

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Night Thrasher (2024) #2

Mar 20, 2024

If the script called for more action sequences, Night Thrasher #2 would be one hell of an homage to all things 90s but for now, it's a bit too tame.

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Nightcrawlers (2023) #1

Feb 15, 2023

Si Spurrier's lore introduced here is nothing short of heavy, with signatures of Hickman-ian world-building found throughout. Still, Spurrier's script is able to pace itself enough that readers connect with its characters as they traverse the universe in an attempt to stop the villainous Essex.

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Nightcrawlers (2023) #2

Mar 8, 2023

The rebellion against Mr. Sinister continues in a bombastic fashion while this story buckles beneath the weight of multiple worlds.

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Nightcrawlers (2023) #3

Apr 19, 2023

If anything this title feels like a series of one-shot teasers for an expansive sci-fi world that has nothing to do with Marvel or mutant lore.

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Nightwing (2016) #50

Oct 3, 2018

Nightwing #50 is the beginning of a whole new Dick Grayson, and it's an issue you need to read.

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Nightwing (2016) #51

Oct 17, 2018

Although this run has less and less to do with the acrobatic fights Nightwing is known for, it has more and more to do with the man behind the mask, and that's certainly a refreshing change of pace.

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Nightwing (2016) #52

Nov 7, 2018

Chris Mooneyham takes over the art on this issue, and the artwork is perfectly befitting for a tale set in Bludhaven. Imperfect and gritty, the unique style just makes sense.

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Nightwing (2016) #53

Nov 21, 2018

Ric's budding relationship with his favorite bartender was a welcome addition considering we were getting to the point that if we received yet another "Dick Grayson brooding over the city" book, it might as well have been renamed Batman 2.0.

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Nightwing (2016) #54

Dec 5, 2018

Another issue of Nightwing where Ric Grayson doesn't put on the blue-and-black suit, and somehow it manages to get better.

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Nightwing (2016) #55

Dec 19, 2018

An intriguing idea at first, the group of Nightwings haven't done much, if anything, to keep my attention held.

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Nightwing (2016) #56

Jan 9, 2019

Ric finally returns to action, and it's just as good as one would expect.

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Nightwing (2016) #57

Feb 20, 2019

Little happens this time around, and it's most certainly a hiccup in the intriguing storyline the team has built of late.

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Nightwing (2016) #58

Mar 20, 2019

The Nightwings saga continues, for better or for worse, and this issue includes a villain that's all too predictable.

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Nightwing (2016) #60

May 15, 2019

An interesting premise to help cement a new arc is certainly promising for the future; you've just got to hope it ends up delivering.

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Nightwing (2016) #61

Jun 19, 2019

For taking over the title in the midst of a story arc, Dan Jurgens does a killer job wrapping it up nice and tight.

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Nightwing (2016) #62

Jul 17, 2019

Another issue of Nightwing and another rehashing of the time between his near-fatal gunshot wound and the present time.

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Nightwing (2016) #63

Aug 21, 2019

If you've read Nightwing once in the past six months, you've read the same exact issue and little has changed along the way.

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Nightwing (2016) #66

Nov 20, 2019

There's some promise in this arc of the new Talon but it almost seems too predictable of a step to make.

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Nightwing (2016) #67

Dec 18, 2019

On the bright side, it's jam packed full of peak comic book action. On the other hand, it comes with it's fair share of moments that certainly straddle the line of corny.

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Nightwing (2016) #68

Jan 15, 2020

When it comes to Nightwing #68, it feels very much like the second part of a two-part story, largely anti-climactic.

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Nightwing (2016) #69

Feb 19, 2020

This is the closest to Nightwing we've seen Dick Grayson in months and thankfully, it's a breath of fresh air.

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Nightwing (2016) #70

Mar 18, 2020

Jurgens and company were on a promising stretch for a while there but Nightwing #70 is several hefty steps backs.

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Nightwing (2016) #72

Jul 16, 2020

With a supporting role from another member of the Batfamily popping up, Nightwing #72 introduces a fresh change of pace " at least much fresher than this book's been of late.

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Nightwing (2016) #74

Sep 9, 2020

Nightwing #74 reads like it was plucked straight out of the Silver Age, for better and worse.

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Nightwing (2016) #75

Oct 21, 2020

To be frank, this issue alone does it much better than the past 20+ issues combined.

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Nightwing (2016) #76

Nov 18, 2020

The arc ends in a way one likely sees coming and even then, it still carries more heart and courage than most of the past 20-plus issues. But again, the best part of the issue, by and far, is the fact Ric Grayson is dead"of course, until he isn't.

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Nightwing (2016) #77

Dec 16, 2020

Combined with the type of season, Nightwing #77 is a cheerful and heartwarming tale perfect for this time of year.

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Nightwing (2016) #78

Mar 17, 2021

Though little actually happened to move the plot forward here, this issue resolved many loose ends that have built up over the past year and serves as a stellar springboard into the future.

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Nightwing (2016) #79

Apr 21, 2021

Nightwing is back and arguably better than ever, and it only took this creative team two issues to get it there. This series has an incredibly bright future before it, that much is given.

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Nightwing (2016) #80

May 19, 2021

There's a lot going on as Tom Taylor begins to weave the plots he laid down the two issues prior and, as always, Bruno Redondo is right there to make easy work out of the script.

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Nightwing (2016) #81

Jun 16, 2021

Month in and month out, Nightwing has become exactly what superhero books should be.

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Nightwing (2016) #82

Jul 21, 2021

Things are still moving forward, just much more slowly here than in issues past. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just a change of pace that will help keep this book fresh.

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Nightwing (2016) #83

Aug 18, 2021

Even though the action takes a backseat for the majority of this issue, Redondo's lineart is as gorgeous as ever and here, he gets to show us just how much range he has.

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Nightwing (2016) #84

Sep 22, 2021

With the steamroller they got moving with the previous issues, this one here feels like a step back as it avoids everything the title has been building towards completely.

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Nightwing (2016) #85

Oct 20, 2021

While these event tie-ins did take away some steam Taylor and Redondo built up prior, at least it's becoming a worthy story in and of itself rather than standard event fodder.

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Nightwing (2016) #86

Nov 17, 2021

Nightwing's "Fear State" tie-in wraps up here after a few issues, and it goes about the way you expect.

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Nightwing (2016) #87

Dec 22, 2021

Combine a book full of double-page splashes with Taylor's excellent script"with plenty of holiday warmth, nonetheless"and you have a great comic book issue at hand.

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Nightwing (2016) #88

Jan 19, 2022

When this team is firing on all cylinders, there's no better superhero title in all the land, and Nightwing #88 proves just that.

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Nightwing (2016) #89

Feb 16, 2022

Everything feels all right when I'm reading this team on Nightwing, and I wouldn't change a thing for the world.

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Nightwing (2016) #90

Mar 16, 2022

Since Tom Taylor took over the reins to Nightwing, the series has been packed to the brim with top-tier storytelling and #90 is no different.

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Nightwing (2016) #91

Apr 20, 2022

Here, Taylor's script does an excellent job of balancing the two lives of a superhero the one where they save the lives of anyone they can, and the one where they try to live a life of their own.

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Nightwing (2016) #92

May 18, 2022

All the right beats are hit, and this title is that much better for it.

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Nightwing (2016) #93

Jun 22, 2022

It's taken a significant while to get where it has, but the character work done on Dick Grayson is second to none.

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Nightwing (2016) #94

Jul 20, 2022

Grayson's character-work remains unrivaled, and the addition of Geraldo Borges on art is more welcome than ever, especially when it comes to a kinetic car chase.

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Nightwing (2016) #95

Aug 17, 2022

This issue has it all and it's a perfect reminder of how long it's been since this character has had a dynamite creative team at the helm.

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Nightwing (2016) #96

Sep 21, 2022

Taylor and Redondo have earned their spots as two of the best creators to get their hands on ol' Dick Grayson this issue alone cements that idea.

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Nightwing (2016) #97

Oct 19, 2022

In what will likely be the biggest twist of this series, readers are left hanging with a rather large cliffhanger one that firmly ties Taylor and Bruno Redondo's run to that immediately before it.

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Nightwing (2016) #98

Nov 16, 2022

Featuring guest artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, this story seems inconsequential on the surface. You dig even the slightest bit, however, and you get a treasure trove full of character exploration and examination on what it means to be a hero.

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Nightwing (2016) #99

Dec 21, 2022

As has become standard from this team, the character work done here is second to none, even when Taylor's script for this one brushes by at a brisk pace.

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Nightwing (2016) #100

Jan 18, 2023

This story is as good of an example as any to showcase two comic creators not only at the top of their own careers, but at the summit of the comics industry as a whole.

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Nightwing (2016) #101

Feb 22, 2023

The world's best superhero comic continues in surprising fashion, introducing the supernatural into an otherwise grounded book.

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Nightwing (2016) #102

Mar 22, 2023

Nightwing #102 bridges the gap between two major story arcs, and things are definitely barreling forward full-steam ahead.

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Nightwing (2016) #103

Apr 19, 2023

As has become the norm in this run, Tom Taylor has thrust Nightwing into a seemingly winless scenario. Only each time, Dick Grayson pulls through only as he could.

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Nightwing (2016) #104

May 24, 2023

After months of stellar work, Tom Taylor and Travis Moore bring their biggest story to a close in an incredibly fitting fashion.

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Nightwing (2016) #106

Sep 20, 2023

Taylor heads back to the days of Nightwing's previous creative team with this new arc, bringing characters and lingering plot threads from then and pushing them into the spotlight here. It's a risk brining much of that stuff back given how stale it ran, but let's see what this new team can with it.

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Nightwing (2016) #108

Nov 22, 2023

From the leap, it's clear Stephen Byrne should have been drawing Nightwing stories long, long ago.

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Nightwing (2016) #109

Dec 20, 2023

Superhero stories come in all shapes and sizes and this week, it just so happens the best superhero tale you can read comes in the form of a swashbuckling pirate adventure.

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Nightwing (2016) #111

Feb 21, 2024

If this is the type of stories Taylor tells between now and the end of his story, Nightwing is going down as one of the best superhero stories ever told.

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Nightwing (2016) #112

Mar 20, 2024

Interestingly enough, Nightwing #112 is told from a character's POV that isn't Dick Grayson, but I think that's what makes it so good. We see how other viewers view the character, and they boost his worth up that way.

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Nightwing (2016) #113

Apr 17, 2024

Nightwing is the best it's ever been, and that's saying something.

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Nightwing (2016) Annual: 2022

Nov 30, 2022

At long last, Tom Taylor gives an origin story to the villain that's been stalking Bldhaven, ripping the hearts out of those most unsuspecting. It's delightfully twisted, setting up the antithesis to Dick Grayson's all-American persona.

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Nightwing (2016) Annual: 2021

Dec 1, 2021

It's not a Christmas or holiday story by any stretch of the imagination, but it still carries that warmth that comes with comparable stories, despite it being a dark and gritty piece.

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Nightwing (2016) Annual #3

Jun 17, 2020

Maybe I'm just excited Dick is Dick again or maybe, just maybe, this title is starting to redeem itself.

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Norse Mythology: III #1

Feb 9, 2022

Norse Mythology is back for its third round of comic book adaptations, and it's starting off with what could amount to one of the series' strongest issues yet.

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Norse Mythology #1

Oct 7, 2020

While the names attached to Norse Mythology are some of the biggest in the history of American comics, a monthly comic book probably isn't the best way to frame these stories.

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Norse Mythology: III #2

Mar 9, 2022

There's something about a story in which someone like a god fears death, and Doran illustrates that perfectly.

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Norse Mythology #2

Nov 4, 2020

Again, this story doesn't have any jaw-dropping moments as it's a story that's been told thousands of times before. What this story does provide, however, is a fresh take that's just different enough from whatever's come before it to hold your attention even the slightest bit.

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Norse Mythology: III #3

Apr 13, 2022

As with other entires in this series, the script is disjointed at times, thrusting readers around numerous places and scenes from panel to panel. That said, it's consistent in its storytelling, and Doran's folksy line art does wonder for this grim-yet-candid tale.

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Norse Mythology #3

Dec 9, 2020

Unlike this series' debut, it works best when focusing on one story and that's the case here with Norse Mythology #3.

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Norse Mythology: II #3

Aug 25, 2021

The second volume of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology continues with another classic Norse tale, and it might be the first one yet that's not really made for sequential storytelling.

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Norse Mythology #4

Jan 13, 2021

Gaiman, Russell, and company made the perfect choice with David Rubin on the "Loki's Children" story, as the Sherlock Frankenstein alum's haphazard lineart gives an incredible feeling and depth we've yet to see on this title"somewhere between Genndy Tartatovsky and some pulpish steampunk goodness and for that, the book is infinitely made better.

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Norse Mythology: III #4

May 11, 2022

In a series of stories that have had plenty of highs and lows, Norse Mythology III #4 might be one of those lows.

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Norse Mythology: II #4

Sep 22, 2021

The story itself is necessarily not something to write home about, since again, it's an adaptation of a centuries-old tale. At the very least, however, at least it's fun to consume in a sequential format.

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Norse Mythology: II #5

Oct 13, 2021

In terms of the script, it's a simple story that needed to be stretch into a sizable comic script, and Russell manages to do that exceptionally well without sacrificing any of the pacing.

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Norse Mythology #5

Feb 10, 2021

It's issues like this one that shows just how bizarrely structured Norse Mythology really is.

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Norse Mythology: III #5

Jun 15, 2022

It's probably one of the most well-paced reads across all three volumes of this title and Russell's line art matches exceptionally well with the story at hand.

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Norse Mythology #6

Mar 10, 2021

"Freya's Unusual Wedding" might be the best short story yet we've gotten from this Norse Mythology reimagination.

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Norse Mythology: II #6

Nov 17, 2021

Between the two artists at hand, Norse Mythology II #6 might be one of the better collections of this second volume yet.

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Norse Mythology: III #6

Jul 13, 2022

Despite the gloomy story at hand, the art and coloring provides a great sense of balance to the tale at hand, and the end result might be one of the best Norse Mythology issues to date.

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Old Man Quill #1

Feb 6, 2019

This issue is a superb introduction for what's to come and it shows incredible promise.

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Old Man Quill #2

Feb 20, 2019

While the hijinks of the Guardians are always a welcome sight, there's something missing from this issue.

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Old Man Quill #3

Mar 13, 2019

While it's pretty par for the course with the other "Old Man" titles, this delightfully bizarre book will leave you cheering with a certain splash page towards the end.

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Oliver #1

Jan 23, 2019

An intriguing debut issue, Gary Whitta and Darick Robertson manage to craft a tale that's just different enough from the other post-apocalyptic tales that saturate the shelves at local comic stores around the world.

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Oliver #2

Feb 27, 2019

As expected, Oliver #2 starts to explore the massive world set up in the debut issue, though it still leaves a lot to be desired.

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Oliver #3

Apr 17, 2019

Equal parts Terminator and Rambo, Oliver hits its stride with this issue.

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Oliver #4

Oct 9, 2019

Four issues in, it still seems like a walking cliche and it blends in with most other comics on the shelves today.

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On the Stump #1

Feb 19, 2020

The world introduced here by Brown and Prenzy is nothing short of intriguing, but the plot and scripting does fall a bit short at times, finding itself written itself into the corner but somehow, it always manages to claw and scratch its way out.