Adam Barnhardt's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com, ComiConverse Reviews: 354
7.5Avg. Review Rating

6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #18

Mar 27, 2019

Certainly a disappointing outing in an otherwise promising event.

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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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10
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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10
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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10
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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8.0
Batman (2016): 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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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4.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
Birthright #37

Jul 3, 2019

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

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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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10
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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10
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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10
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
Electric Warriors #2

Dec 12, 2018

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

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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
Electric Warriors #6

Apr 17, 2019

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

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10
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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10
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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10
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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10
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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10
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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8.0
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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10
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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10
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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10
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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6.0
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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10
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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10
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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10
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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10
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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10
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
Low #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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8.0
Low #21

Apr 10, 2019

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

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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
Lucifer (2018) #9

Jun 19, 2019

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

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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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4.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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4.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
Oliver #3

Apr 17, 2019

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

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8.0
Outpost Zero #1

Jul 11, 2018

A slow burn at first, this oversized first issue of Outpost Zero soon picks up enough that you don't want to put the issue down.

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8.0
Outpost Zero #2

Aug 8, 2018

The amount of heart within these two dozen pages is second to none and Outpost Zero #2 is another home run for the team at Skybound.

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6.0
Outpost Zero #5

Dec 19, 2018

Though a single mystery has practically consumed the plot of the first four issues, things finally start coming to a head in this issue where moment begins to happen on the plot advancement front.

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8.0
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #312

Nov 14, 2018

There's a fine line between the borderline self-deprecating humor Peter Parker's known for and being flat out obnoxious a la Deadpool, and Sean Ryan manages to find the sweet spot.

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8.0
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #8

Sep 24, 2016

(SPOILERS!)Power Man & Iron Fist #8 takes the first few pages throwing it back to both Luke and Danny's earlier days before they found each other to become the Heroes for Hire before we switch to a present-day conversation happening between the two at the prison on Ryker's Island.

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8.0
Project: Superpowers (2018) #1

Aug 1, 2018

Whether it be the Watchmen-esque storyline or the washed-up superheroes going back to work, Project Superpowers is an enjoyable read with a somewhat fresh take on the genre.

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6.0
Project: Superpowers (2018) #2

Sep 5, 2018

With tones of Avengers: Infinity War in tow, Project Superpowers does an excellent job of balancing an ensemble cast, making sure to give each character their own chance to shine.

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8.0
Punisher (2016) #226

Jun 13, 2018

Combine that with some unexpected help towards the end and The Punisher #226 is a solid read any Castle fan will enjoy.

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6.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1

Jul 4, 2018

While the story seems like a generic sci-fi action book set in an all-too-stereotypical dystopian future, Torres' art combined with bright, vibrant colors from Dave Stewart is a great combination with Lemire's plot.

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6.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #2

Aug 1, 2018

As you dig deeper throughout the issue, flashbacks line the page that help create some much-need character depth for the title's protagonist, and that's what sets this book apart from the rest.

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6.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #3

Oct 10, 2018

I'm not getting a great sense of character development from the title's two protagonists, and at the end of the day, it's hard to shake the feeling that I'm reading some generic science fiction tale.

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6.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #4

Nov 14, 2018

As a standalone issue, The Quantum Age #4 isn't necessarily an issue to write home about, but in the larger scheme of things, it will hopefully set up some big payoffs in the end.

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8.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #5

Dec 12, 2018

In a world chock full of superhero comics, Jeff Lemire manages to make The Quantum Age different enough that it stands out from the rest of the competition.

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8.0
Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #6

Jan 30, 2019

A fitting end for the six-issue mini-series, Quantum Age #6 is about as complete of a book as you'd want in a finale issue.

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4.0
Realm #8

Jul 25, 2018

Jeremy Haun, Seth M. Peck, and company have built a beautiful world but Realm just hasn't hit his stride yet.

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6.0
Realm #11

Feb 27, 2019

This book alone spans multiple genres " from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, The Realm #11 has something for everyone.

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6.0
Realm #14

Jul 31, 2019

Part fantasy, part horror, Realm #14 takes a lot of pages to say little. Nothing in this issue sets it apart from the rest of the stuff hitting shelves this week, but it isn't inherently a bad issue.

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6.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #32

Mar 13, 2019

It's always a delight to see Stephen Segovia's art, so at least this issue has that going for it.

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4.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #33

Apr 10, 2019

This issue is about as neutral as they come, even for a Red Hood book. It's not particularly bad, but nothing stands out the keep you interested either.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #34

May 8, 2019

Red Hood gains a bit of footing this month as compared to previous issues.

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6.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #35

Jun 12, 2019

While the title's plot really isn't furthered until the very end of the issue, it's still an enjoyable read that gives a little bit of a refreshment to a title that's been feeling stale.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) Annual #3

Jul 31, 2019

Though a bit extended at 40 pages, this annual blows right by at an adrenaline-pumping pace.

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10
Ruinworld #1

Jul 11, 2018

For an all-ages book, Ruinworld #1 includes a lot of heart and character development in just a few short pages.

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8.0
Ruinworld #4

Oct 10, 2018

Ruinworld knows exactly what it's supposed to be as a comic book, and Laufman executes the story near flawlessly. Entertaining and campy, Ruinworld continues to be an all-out-fun read.

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10
Ruinworld #5

Nov 14, 2018

While this is the end of the road for Ruinworld " for now, at least " it ends on a brilliant note that leaves us begging for more.

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6.0
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #7

Jul 10, 2019

While some prefer the slow-paced expositional buildups, it's most definitely not my cup of tea.

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8.0
Scarlet (2018) #4

Nov 28, 2018

With an ass-kicking protagonist, Scarlet #4 is a delightful change of pace over any of the previous issues " something that was desperately needed for this arcs' penultimate issue.

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4.0
Scarlet (2018) #5

Jan 2, 2019

After a better-than-normal fourth issue, Scarlet #5 misses the landing " pretty hard at that.

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4.0
Scooby Apocalypse #31

Nov 14, 2018

While seeing Commando Scrappy Doo blast away zombies and monsters with a machine gun is a stunning visual, it's not enough to outweigh the incoherent plot.

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8.0
Season's Beatings #1

Dec 19, 2018

For as little as these tales have to do with the main continuation of the Marvel timeline, they each pack their own punch with a Christmas-time theme.

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6.0
Secret Warps: Arachknight Annual #1

Jul 24, 2019

While casual fans are going to see this and scratch their heads, there are dozens of Easter eggs in store for the die-hards, that's for sure.

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10
Self/Made #1

Dec 5, 2018

Fantasy plus science fiction, this is a tale that comes down to the pros and cons of playing God, and the premiere issue has everything needed to make this series great.

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10
Self/Made #2

Jan 9, 2019

Perhaps a better origin story than the debut issue, Self Made #2 takes the concept of this artificial intelligence thriller and knocks it out of the park.

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10
Self/Made #3

Feb 6, 2019

SELF/MADE continues to get better with each passing issue.

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6.0
Self/Made #4

Mar 6, 2019

This is the first issue of the title that it feels has let off the gas pedal a bit. Understandably so; the world introduced so far has been incredibly expansive, and it deserves to be explored in several issues.

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6.0
Self/Made #5

Apr 3, 2019

This genre-bending tale makes you stop and scratch your head more than once through the 30-some pages, and the second you get into it, the issue wraps up for the month.

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8.0
Self/Made #6

May 1, 2019

A fitting end for the mini-series, SELF/MADE ends on one of the highest notes possible.

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10
Sentry (2018) #1

Jun 27, 2018

Lemire and The Sentry are a match made in heaven.

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8.0
Sentry (2018) #2

Jul 25, 2018

Although Reynolds' downward spiral was all too predictable, a twist at the end is big enough to salvage this issue from mediocrity.

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10
Sentry (2018) #3

Aug 22, 2018

The Sentry is a title moving full steam ahead and quite frankly, it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

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10
Sentry (2018) #4

Sep 26, 2018

Blood-pumping, heart-stopping action page after page makes this a must-read title.

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10
Sentry (2018) #5

Oct 24, 2018

While I wouldn't go the length to say Lemire's run is a definitive take on the character, it certainly is a set of issues that will mold and shape the Golden Guardian of Good for years to come.

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8.0
Seven to Eternity #10

Aug 1, 2018

The world Rick Remender has built in this universe continues to flourish, and the storytelling laid out in the fantasy tale is arguably second to none.

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8.0
Seven to Eternity #11

Sep 19, 2018

If you want to see Rick Remender at his best, you're missing out if you don't pick up Seven to Eternity. The massive world he and his co-creators have crafted in just a few handfuls of issues is no small feat, even moreso when you realize the quality of work involved.

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8.0
Seven to Eternity #12

Nov 7, 2018

If I had to choose one word to sum up Seven to Eternity #12, it'd be beautiful.

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8.0
Seven to Eternity #13

Feb 20, 2019

While this title is a dense read month after month, it's easy to chalk that up Remender's out-of-this-world worldbuilding.

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10
She Could Fly #1

Jul 11, 2018

By the time the issue wraps, this series can go anywhere; She Could Fly is a book that encourages you to dive into the themes and ideology behind what's just on the page.

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8.0
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1

Apr 10, 2019

For a debut issue, Lost Pilot had just the right things to make it an intriguing read and suck you in for more, whether it be its realistic take on mental illness or the absolutely bonkers delusions.

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10
She Could Fly #2

Aug 8, 2018

As the plot progresses, the tension felt throughout is practically palpable " She Could Fly #2 is another must-read comic book from Karen Berger's new Dark Horse imprint.

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4.0
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #2

May 8, 2019

The story here begins to unravel a bit as it loses itself amongst its own twists and turns.

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8.0
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #3

Jun 12, 2019

Luna is one of the most complex characters in comics today and it's hard to not be on her side when you see what she goes through.

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10
She Could Fly #3

Sep 12, 2018

A coming of age tale combined with a political thriller makes for one crazy as hell comic book and Cantwell, Morazzo, and Mrva continue to knock it out of the park.

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10
She Could Fly #4

Oct 10, 2018

I've said it before and I'll say it again: She Could Fly is one of my favorite series to hit the shelves this year.

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4.0
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #4

Jul 10, 2019

While there was much more plot progression here than in the previous two issues combined, it's just getting stale and stagnant by this point.

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6.0
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5

Aug 14, 2019

This book continues to deal with a tough subject, which oftentimes results in a completely convoluted story that always manages to get lost on itself and that much is apparent yet again.

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10
Silver Surfer: Black #2

Jul 17, 2019

You think they can't top themselves and guess what? They got out and top themselves. Like the rest of you, I had hardly had time to pick my jaw up off the floor after the debut issue last month and just a few short weeks later, Cates and Moore upend the status quo all over.

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8.0
Silver Surfer: Black #3

Aug 14, 2019

If Silver Surfer: Black is any indication, cosmic Marvel is the best it's been in one hell of a while.

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8.0
Silver Surfer: Black #4

Sep 11, 2019

In an age where comics from the Big Two tend to run together and look awfully similar, there's no denying Tradd Moore's in this title is some of the most mind-bending work you can see in a comic today.

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4.0
Spider-Force #1

Oct 31, 2018

Finally back with Marvel to write a Spidey title, Christopher Priest's highly anticipated return ends up falling flat.

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6.0
Suicide Squad: Black Files #1

Nov 7, 2018

While I found the introductory story featuring Katana dull at points, the final story featuring Klarion the Witch-Boy really stood out.

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6.0
Suicide Squad: Black Files #2

Dec 5, 2018

Keeping with the theme of multiple short stories in one book, this month's stories are direct continuations. The story that stood out this time involved Katana and her late husband.

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8.0
Thanos (2019) #1

Apr 24, 2019

This Thanos run may not be a blood-pumping affair from the get-go, but it has definitely laid the groundwork for a promising mini-series in the months ahead.

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8.0
Thanos (2019) #2

May 29, 2019

For being a book about the Mad Titan and the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy, this issue has plenty of humor in it and believe it or not, it sticks the landing.

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8.0
Thanos (2019) #3

Jun 26, 2019

There are a few moments where the comedy falls flat, but at the same time we're seeing how the deadliest woman in the galaxy came to be, an astonishing tale in its own right.

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10
Thanos (2019) #4

Jul 31, 2019

Though I wasn't quite sure what to think after last month's issue, this book reeled me back in entirely.

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8.0
Thanos (2019) #5

Aug 28, 2019

For as slow as this book has been, the story told is an absolute delight.

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6.0
The Amazing World Of Gumball: Spring Break Smash #1

Feb 13, 2019

In the words of the great Michael Bluth, I'm not sure what I expected " but at the very least, this Gumball Spring Break special is as entertaining as anything.

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10
The Best Defense: The Immortal Hulk #1

Dec 5, 2018

This blood-pumping, hair-raising book has the pedal to the metal throughout the duration, and it doesn't let up. This title is one crazy ride.

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8.0
The Best Defense: Defenders #1

Dec 19, 2018

The gang is finally all back together and the end result is a comic that's enjoyable from start to finish.

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8.0
The Freeze #1

Dec 5, 2018

In a world where dozens of new titles debut every week, Freeze manages to feature one of the most original plots you find on the shelves.

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6.0
The Freeze #2

Jan 9, 2019

Though the concept of Freeze continues to be original and intriguing, this issue feels like it was missing something.

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4.0
The Freeze #3

Feb 6, 2019

With some gruesome splash pages and a premise that has an astonishing amount of potential, Freeze certainly has what it needs to be very solid read " it just needs to get there first.

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4.0
The Silencer #14

Feb 27, 2019

Silencer knows exactly what type of comic book it is, and it embraces that fully. Continuous blood-pumping action mixed with gratuitous violence provides for a read that's certainly exciting.

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4.0
The Silencer #15

Mar 27, 2019

This book reeks of nostalgia with it trying its damnedest to be the best '90s comics it can be.

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6.0
The Silencer #16

Apr 24, 2019

In terms of a plot and overall narrative, Silencer falls flat but come on, who doesn't enjoy car-crashing action fests?

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8.0
The Silencer #17

May 22, 2019

With an absolutely stunning splash page to wrap up the book to boot, fans coming off the high of John Wick: Chapter 3 would absolutely love this month's issue.

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4.0
The Silencer #18

Jun 26, 2019

While it ends on a feel-good high note, the rest of the issue feels like the same few panels repeating over the majority of 23 pages.

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8.0
Thrilling Adventure Hour #1

Jul 18, 2018

A solid script and great artwork already put a comic book far ahead in the race against its competitors, and the creative team behind The Adventure Hour has put the title in a good place to become something great.

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8.0
Thrilling Adventure Hour #2

Aug 22, 2018

While there's really nothing in this issue in terms of sustenance or any hidden deep thoughts on life, this comic book nows exactly what it is and the creative crew behind embraces that to the fullest.

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6.0
Titans (2016) #23

Jul 11, 2018

The power battle between Rightwing and Miss Martian continues in Titans #23 and it overpowers the rest of the issue, for better or for worse.

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6.0
Titans (2016) #24

Aug 8, 2018

Titans #24 takes the group to an interesting place with a metahuman with the most unique powers.

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6.0
Titans (2016) #25

Sep 12, 2018

This issue is packed to the gills with action so you shouldn't find yourself bored with reading this. Other than that, Titans #25 seems to be just another run of the mill issue featuring Grayson and company.

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6.0
Titans (2016) #26

Sep 26, 2018

The reintroduction of the Blood Cult provides for a thrilling issue of Titans that almost has Dick, Donna, and company straddling the line of being in a horror tale.

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8.0
Titans (2016) #27

Oct 10, 2018

Dan Abnett is able to craft an incredibly poignant issue to deal with the traumas involved with these superhero tales that we often times don't get to see.

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6.0
Titans (2016) #28

Oct 24, 2018

While this issue didn't stand out in particular, it'll definitely be required reading for those interested in "Drowned Earth".

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6.0
Titans (2016) #29

Nov 14, 2018

DC seemingly keeps putting some of the best artists in their stable on this title and Jung, Dell, and Lucas team up this issue to make beautiful art.

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8.0
Titans (2016) #30

Nov 28, 2018

Like previous issues of late, the Titans shine when they find themselves in fish-out-of-water scenarios, and Titans #30 is no different.

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6.0
Titans (2016) #31

Dec 12, 2018

With a temporary new addition to the team that should excite most fans, Titans #31 errs more towards a filler issue as it works to set up the next story arc.

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8.0
Titans (2016) #32

Jan 2, 2019

While it's unfortunate the best issue of the Titans of late has next to nothing to do with the titular group, it puts the title into a very interesting spot with the buildup of this Mother Blood battle looming large.

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10
Titans (2016) #33

Jan 16, 2019

Part one of a new arc, Abnett and company start it off nearly as strong as possible, and the future of this title is most certainly bright.

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8.0
Titans (2016) #34

Feb 13, 2019

This can't be stated enough: the art team on this title is one of the best in the business. From the art, to the colors and letters, it's the complete package.

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6.0
Titans (2016) #35

Mar 13, 2019

While it will be sad to see Abnett and company wrap this book up next month, it's long past due " at least the past few issues have been worthwhile reads to end this all on a high note.

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8.0
Tommy Gun Wizards #1

Aug 28, 2019

There's still a ways to go with the worldbuilding on this one, but after one book, I definitely give Ward and company the benefit of the doubt.

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4.0
Typhoid Fever (2018): Iron Fist #1

Dec 12, 2018

The last in a three-issue crossover, Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist is disjointed and lacking direction from the time you flip open the cover.

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10
Vision #11

Sep 23, 2016

With series writer Tom King signing an exclusive writing contract with DC earlier this year, it's been in the works to endThe Vision after the twelfth issue. With just one more month left of King's run onThe Vision, the action most certainly comes to a head in this thrilling issue.

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6.0
Wakanda Forever: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Jun 27, 2018

Continuing with the Wakandan characters she began to write in Black Panther: Long Live the King last year, Nnedi Okorafor's ability to write Okoye and her Dora Milaje compatriots is uncanny.

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8.0
Wakanda Forever: Avengers #1

Aug 22, 2018

Avengers: Wakanda Forever #1 is a poignant end to the inter-title Dora Milaje adventure Nnedi Okorafor has sent us on the few months.

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10
War of the Realms #1

Apr 3, 2019

Though dense at times, War of the Realms transforms a dreary Midgard into an icy, fiery post-apocalyptic hellscape and the end result is an astonishing book that well worth taking in.

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10
War of the Realms #3

May 1, 2019

While there's a lot of things going on in this title " and the many, many spinoffs " everything's contained in the main storyline nice and tight, with few questions going unanswered.

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10
War of the Realms #4

May 15, 2019

This story is far from over and yet, it's already sequential storytelling at its best.

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8.0
War of the Realms #5

Jun 5, 2019

Thanks to the dozens of tie-ins, this issue was quickly able to make sure characters were where they needed to be, for better or for worse, in an epic conclusion next issue.

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10
War of the Realms #6

Jun 26, 2019

With Aaron's time with the God of Thunder soon coming to an end, you can definitely tell he gave it his all writing this mini-series and for a good cause; this very well may go down as the most memorable spectacle event from the House of Ideas in the past few years.

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8.0
War of the Realms: Omega #1

Jul 10, 2019

With four different mini-stories to read in one book, none stand out as much as Jason Aaron and Ron Garney's Daredevil and Heimdall story, which features Ol' Hornhead having an internal battle with his faith once more.

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8.0
War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants #1

May 22, 2019

Tom Taylor's script on Spider-Man certainly makes me want to see what the writer could do with really developing that character and its subsequent corner of the Marvel comics mythos.

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8.0
Web of Black Widow #1

Sep 4, 2019

Equal parts sexy-spy-thriller and blood-pumping-action-blockbuster, Web of Black Widow is peak Romanoff, there's no denying it.

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8.0
West Coast Avengers (2018) #4

Nov 21, 2018

Kelly Thompson takes a premise that's dangerously close to the one that started the first Marvel Civil War and manages to make it different.

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6.0
What If? (2018): Ghost Rider #1

Oct 17, 2018

At the very least, it was an entertaining read perfectly suited for a one-off book rather than a title I'd have to read month after month.

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8.0
Wild Storm #19

Jan 23, 2019

While the title reads pretty dense at times " like most other books from Warren Ellis " it's quite entertaining, at the very least.

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6.0
Wild Storm #20

Feb 20, 2019

This issue almost moves uncomfortably fast, but on the bright side, you likely won't be bored with it.

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4.0
Wild Storm #21

Mar 20, 2019

For a book nearing the end of it's run, it's getting pretty anti-climactic, bordering on the edge of stale.

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6.0
Wild Storm #22

Apr 24, 2019

As Wild Storm begins to wind down, the action starts picking up and this book as pulsating action on nearly every single page.

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6.0
Wizard Beach #1

Dec 5, 2018

Perfectly campy, Wizard Beach left me laughing out loud more than once. though the issue lacks a substantial plot, the title still manages to be heartwarming and charming.

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