Amy Okamoto's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: All-Comic, Comic Spectrum, Valiant Central Reviews: 102
8.8Avg. Review Rating

10
4001 A.D. #1

May 2, 2016

If you read only one series this summer, 4001 A.D. should be it. Gorgeous depictions and an exciting story make this book a sure winner.

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8.0
4001 A.D. #2

Jun 1, 2016

The “Summer of 4001 A.D.” is marching on. 4001 A.D. #2 fans that flame and is a sure pick of the week. If you read only one series this summer, 4001 A.D. should be it.

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10
4001 A.D. #3

Jul 26, 2016

4001 A.D. #3 is the best book yet in the series. This is a slick-looking book with an exciting storyline that will have readers jaws dropping with its many holy cow moments. This one is going to be hard to top, and readers will be anxious for the last installment of the miniseries.

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8.0
4001 A.D. #4

Aug 31, 2016

4001 A.D. #4 is a gratifying end to the event miniseries. It is both an epilogue and a promise of a tantalizing new future. The synergy between the copy and art make this book, and the event as a whole, a must-read.

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8.0
4001 A.D.: Bloodshot #1

Jun 6, 2016

4001 A.D.: Bloodshot #1 is an entertaining and deeply satisfying story. This is a great companion piece to this summers 4001 event and to the mythos surrounding Bloodshot. It gives readers an ending they need as well as a new beginning they will want. Beautifully illustrated and colored, this book will be a standout in the series.

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8.0
4001 A.D.: Shadowman #1

Jul 6, 2016

4001 A.D.: Shadowman #1 is a satisfying read with a surprise for fans at the end, giving the story potential for both a strong prequel and sequel. It is a good companion to the event series and challenges readers to question the definition of monster.

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10
4001 A.D.: Warmother #1

Aug 2, 2016

4001 A.D. War Mother #1 should be on everyones required reading list, regardless of if you are reading the summer event. Van Lente and team have gifted us with a terrific new hero.

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8.0
A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #1

Mar 4, 2016

Unconventional and novel, this buddy adventure will catch you off-guard and have you saying thats my bag, baby.A&A hits shelves March 16th.

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8.0
A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #3

May 10, 2016

A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #3 is the perfect cocktail: one part action, two parts humor, with a splash of ribaldry. This intoxicating tale won't leave you with a hangover, but you will want to crash the afterparty.

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8.0
A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #9

Nov 10, 2016

Expect the unexpected with A&A #9. Delightfully goofy and imaginative, this new arc and jumping-on-point has plenty up its sleeves for readers. Embrace the odd. Dont miss out on this stranger-than-fiction story.

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10
Bloodshot U.S.A. #1

Oct 24, 2016

Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 is a thrill-ride that will make you beg for more. This should be first on your reading list this week. Dont discount this event as filler or being done for shock value. As with all of Lemires work, there is more depth here than just an action-adventure story. Fans of Bloodshot and of the larger Valiant Universe will enjoy this engrossing tale.

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10
Bloodshot U.S.A. #2

Nov 23, 2016

Bloodshot U.S.A. #2 is a doozy. The exciting storyline, character building, and some surprise reveals make this a must-read.

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10
Bloodshot U.S.A. #4

Jan 25, 2017

Bloodshot U.S.A. #4 is an exciting, satisfying end to a miniseries that has added complexity to the cast of characters and the world they inhabit. It shouldnt go without notice that the series ended as it began, at the door of a hotel room. It brings the story full circle yet is also indicative of the transitory nature of Bloodshot, moving from mission to mission and location to location.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Reborn #6

Sep 14, 2015

Bloodshot Reborn #6 is a savory appetizer for the upcoming feast. This is an excellent setup for what promises to be a true thriller. Don't miss out on this great start of a new arc!

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10
Bloodshot: Reborn #12

Apr 18, 2016

Hot Hot Hot! The story is heating up with pulse-pounding action and a quest to discover the truth. The terrific art in this book by LaRosa and Reber make Lemires story jump off the page. The arc concludes in the next issue. Dont miss out. This feast for the eyes will be an arc you will want to read again and again.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Reborn #18

Oct 5, 2016

Bloodshot Reborn #18 gives an intimate look into the psyche of Ray and the other Bloodshots while still serving up its trademark action. This beautifully rendered story is a terrific lead-in to the Bloodshot U.S.A. event.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Reborn Annual #1

Mar 22, 2016

Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016 #1 might not be what readers are expecting, especially those who are deeply invested into the current Reborn series. Still, its a fun extension of the Bloodshot world, and with the diverse creative directions, theres something for everyone. Dont be a Squirt pick this book up!

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8.0
Book Of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1

Aug 24, 2015

Thoughtfully developed, this book does for Ninjak what none of his other tales have yet done for him: made him completely admirable and likeable. This story is a must-read, especially for fans of the larger Valiant Universe.

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10
Book Of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1

Sep 28, 2015

Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger is a must-read for any Valiant fan. Emotional and intelligent, this story of endings leaves readers with such a sense of peace and hope, that it isnt an ending at all, but a rebirth. Like a phoenix rises from the ashes.

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8.0
Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1

Jul 13, 2015

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1 explores the origin behind one of the Valiant Universes most powerful legacies. The immersion into the Geomancer world and the epic quality of the tale promise to make this series into a legend of its own.

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8.0
Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #2

Aug 17, 2015

Readers will find themselves easily submersed into this story... even more enjoyable than #1.

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10
Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #3

Sep 21, 2015

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #3 is the strongest book thus far in the miniseries. The reveals regarding the Geomancer lore make this a must-have. The next issue will conclude the miniseries. If the teaser is any indication, readers will learn the outcome of this books act as well as the beginnings to the stories of several familiar faces.

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10
Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #4

Oct 26, 2015

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #4 is a must-read. Exciting and revealing, this issue is a page turner until the very end. It is not only about the birth of the Geomancer, but also the reactionary birth of something quite the opposite.

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10
Britannia #1

Sep 21, 2016

Britannia #1 is a unique and engrossing tale. Readers will be clamoring for the rest of the story, and they just might need a stiff drink and a smoke afterwards. This should be your first read on new comic book day.

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10
Britannia #2

Oct 12, 2016

Britannia #2 is a chilling read that will keep readers riveted. The unique story coupled with the striking art make for an addictive miniseries. Pick this one up right away before it sells out the first issue is already on its third printing.

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10
Britannia #3

Nov 16, 2016

Allow yourself to be mesmerized by Britannia #3. This third book delves deeper into superstition and magic, but keeps one foot firmly on the ground as Axia chases leads into dangerous territory. This is a smartly written tale occurring in an atypical time and place, effectively illustrated and colored to the greatest effect. Fans should be looking forward to the conclusion of this thoroughly enjoyable miniseries. Hopefully it wont be the last we see of the Detectioner.

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10
Britannia #4

Dec 13, 2016

Britannia #4 goes out with a bang, concluding this historical thriller. A compelling tale reinforced by evocative art, this book and the mini-series as whole will resonate with readers. Britannia is a distinctive title, but may be described to laymen as a Roman version of the X-Files. Fans will want to believe that we havent heard the last from the detectioner.

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10
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1

Apr 25, 2017

Fans of mystery and horror will find much to enjoy about this well-done book and will be clamoring for more.

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10
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #2

May 16, 2017

Milligan and company knocked it out of the park with this one. The story is absorbing and is a visual treat. The biggest disappointment is having to wait until the next issue to find out what happens next.

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9.0
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #3

Jun 27, 2017

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #3 takes readers on a thrilling and dangerous ride fueled by desperate fear.

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8.0
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #4

Jul 21, 2017

A thriller from beginning to end, this book hits all the right noteS

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9.0
Divinity #1

Feb 28, 2015

Divinity #1 provides plenty of history and sets up an intriguing new character within the current Valiant universe. The source of Abram's new powers is likely only one of many revelations. With three books left in the series, we are left with many questions to be explored in what promises to be a highly entertaining series.

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10
Divinity III: Stalinverse #1

Dec 21, 2016

Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 is an outstanding story and an absolute must-read. Imaginative, thrilling, and good-looking, the only downside to this book is having to wait for the next installment.

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10
Divinity III: Stalinverse #3

Feb 20, 2017

Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 is an absolute must-read. Bursting with surprises, action, and glorious art, this well-crafted story will be one that you will read and re-read for years to come.

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10
Divinity III: Stalinverse #4

Mar 29, 2017

Divinity III: Stalinverse #4 is an absolutely masterful ending to the mini-series. This is it– the final culmination of the Divinity I, II, and III mini-series. Do not miss out on what may be the best book of the entire run.

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8.0
Divinity III: Stalinverse: Escape From Gulag 396 #1

Mar 14, 2017

Divinity III: Escape From Gulag 396 #1 is an unexpected story of strength and freedom. Its a fine accompaniment to the Divinity III miniseries that fans of Obadiah Archer should not miss.

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10
Divinity III: Stalinverse: Komandar Bloodshot #1

Dec 28, 2016

Divinity III: Kamandar Bloodshot #1 is an absolute must. It is an accompaniment to the main Divinity III event, but the book shines on its own. Its a gut-wrenching story with the added bonus of an introduction to a powerful new Valiant heroine.

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8.0
Faith #1

Jul 18, 2016

Faith is a fan favorite for good reason relatable and ethical, she represents the best in us – the heart of a hero and friend. Her new solo venture lets her continue to grow in maturity and ability, and shes taking us along for the ride. Faith is hitting the big time in more ways than one, and her story is relevant to the greater Valiant Universe. Dont miss out on this enjoyable story.

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8.0
Faith #2

Aug 23, 2016

Faith #2 is a solid book. Humor, heroism, and attractive art combine to make this story shine. Houser ties this book into earlier appearances and sets upthe next chapter well. With the unveiling of her new enemy, this will be a must-have book for Faith fans.

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8.0
Faith #3

Sep 13, 2016

Faith #3 is the most fun you can have outside of a real comic convention. Take a tip from Faith and avoid long lines pick this book up right away.

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6.0
Faith #5

Nov 2, 2016

Faith #5 features notable writers and artists. There aresome minor issues that disrupted complete immersion. Otherwise, this is a traditional Faith book filled with the optimism and good heart of one of comics most admirable new heroes. It introduces a viable new threat and hints at what is to come for our intrepid hero and encourages readers to be an active part of the government process. This should definitely be added to your Faith collection, and if past performance is any indicator, will likely sell out given its inclusion of relevant political persona.

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8.0
Faith #6

Dec 8, 2016

Faith #6 is not a typical superhero story, but it is one that will resonate with fans, especially those weary of punch-outs and testosterone rage. The story is true to Faiths character and seems to be a stepping stone to a greater challenge.

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8.0
Faith #7

Jan 5, 2017

Faith #7 is a satisfying read introducing a new test for our heroine one that reveals not so much a heart of darkness but a heart of regret. It also serves as a jumping-on point for new readers. Attractive art and excellent panel flow make this a book a visual treat as well.

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8.0
Faith #8

Feb 1, 2017

Faith #8 is a personal journey that will resound with fans. It reminds readers of Faiths core character and moves her story forward into more challenging waters. With its superb art and visual storytelling, this book is a welcome addition to the Faith lore.

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10
Faith #9

Mar 1, 2017

Faith #9 is a self-contained story full of heart and charm. Beautiful in appearance and sentiment, this feel-good book will be a fan favorite.

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8.0
Faith #10

Apr 4, 2017

Faith #10 ushers in a new arc and one of Faiths biggest challenges yet. This fun and attractive book is a great jumping-on point for new readers while still pleasing established fans.

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8.0
Faith #11

May 2, 2017

Faith #11 is a fast-paced adventure taking the characters into new territory. Dont miss out on the best arc to date.

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8.0
Faith #12

Jun 18, 2017

Faith #12 is a satisfying and ultimately empowering read.

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8.0
Faith (Mini-Series) #1

Jan 14, 2016

Faith #1 is a solid beginning. Like the character herself, the story has humor and most of all, heart. This is not a story written merely to capitalize on a fan favorite;Faith stands on its own. Existing fans will enjoy a plot that ties into and affects the larger universe. New fans will discover an unconventional and extremely relatable protagonist. You cant help but to root for Faith, whose inherit goodness shines like a beacon. Faith is a role model, and fans will want to #FlyLikeFaith alongside her on this adventure.

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8.0
Faith (Mini-Series) #2

Feb 23, 2016

Faith #2 flies into stores on February 24th. A unique superhero outlook with robust lead character development make this book a solid read. Try this out if you are looking for a believable and likeable hero.

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8.0
Faith (Mini-Series) #3

Mar 28, 2016

Faith #3 delivers both humor and excitement. The action is hitting close to home now, and for Faith, its about to get even closer. The first two books in this mini introduced readers to Faith and built her world while establishing a murky conspiracy. Now that those points have been established, Houser and co. hit us with the truth, making us realize just how important this story is. Readers will be clamoring for the finale.

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8.0
Faith (Mini-Series) #4

Apr 26, 2016

While this may be the final book in the miniseries, effectively closing out this particular adventure, its also a book about beginnings. Faiths personal and professional relationships are changing, and this story sows the seeds for what may come in the future.The future, in case you havent heard, will let readers continue to Fly Like Faith with the new Faith ongoing series debuting this summer.At its heart, this is a feel-good story. Pick up Faith #4 and find out how Faiths first major adventure resolves. Your spirits, like Faith herself, will soar.

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10
Faith and the Future Force #1

Jul 24, 2017

Humor, heart, and adventure abound as the heroes attempt to save history and time itself.

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9.0
Faith and the Future Force #2

Aug 31, 2017

The end of the world has never been more fun.

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10
FCBD 2017: X-O Manowar #1

May 11, 2017

Hopefully a copy of the X-O Manowar FCBD Special was readily available on Free Comic Book Day. Jam-packed with excellent stories and art, this book offers a peek into Valiants thoughtful and exceptionally executed universe.

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8.0
Generation Zero #4

Dec 1, 2016

Generation Zero #4 is a solid book and a good addition to your shelf. Van Lente and team have crafted a multi-layered story with an underlying mystery that feels almost too large to be contained to one arc. The drama is building up to a large confrontation in the next book. Will it end in a checkmate or a draw, and is this just a single game within a larger match?

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8.0
Generation Zero #7

Feb 16, 2017

Generation Zero #7 is paving the way to the conclusion of this adventure. This book breaks the mystery barrier and gives readers interesting new twists along with some needed answers. This book is a necessity for readers of the series.

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8.0
Harbinger: Renegade #3

Jan 16, 2017

Harbinger Renegade #3 is the strongest offering yet from this new title. The setups of the earlier two is starting to pay off for readers. Roberts is playing his cards close to the chest, not yet revealing what will be the crux behind the upcoming Harbinger Wars II, but you can bet Solomon will be in the mix.

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9.0
Harbinger: Renegade #5

Jul 10, 2017

Harbinger Renegade #5 is a powerful, complex story and a powder keg of emotions. The story will stun readers. This book is an absolute must-read for fans of the Valiant universe. The ramifications of this story change everything.

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8.5
Harbinger: Renegade #6

Aug 13, 2017

Harbinger Renegade #6 is a solid and engrossing story that lays the groundwork for the upcoming Harbinger Wars 2.

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10
Imperium #2

Mar 4, 2015

Imperium #2 is my pick for book of the week. Great character development, interesting plot lines, and strong visuals make this an enjoyable read. The implications of and theories about this book are going to keep its fans excited for the next installment.

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10
Imperium #3

Apr 8, 2015

Imperium #3 is the strongest book in the series thus far. Rich character development, depth of feeling, and an engaging plot make this book a standout. Reading it was not unlike what Sunlight On Snow called his "algodonic state" " observing beauty and feeling sadness simultaneously.

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8.0
Imperium #7

Aug 3, 2015

Imperium #7 is a well-crafted story that furthers the tale of Toyo Harada in his quest to remake the world. The inclusion of Divinityadds another dimension to this thought-provoking story, the outcome of which will reverberate throughout the Valiant universe and leave readers clamoring for more.

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10
Imperium #8

Sep 1, 2015

Imperiums Broken Angels IV: Something Greater Than Yourself ends the arc on a high note. Intelligent and entertaining, this books title proves prophetic for its characters on more than one level. Highly recommended read.

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8.0
Imperium #9

Oct 5, 2015

In these uncertain times, its important to know who your friends are. Thats the commercial slogan of a certain dubious entity in Imperium. It also speaks to the delicate position of several characters in the story, possibly foreshadowing upcoming events. Imperium #9 is a master chess game and should be on your must-read list.

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10
Imperium #10

Nov 9, 2015

Imperium #10 is an exciting and revealing read, and one of the best books in the series. Unlike some back-stories, this book exposes secrets and provides the necessary understanding for the importance of the next part of the Imperium story, setting the stage for the mayhem to come. This book should be your first read on new comic day.

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8.0
Imperium #11

Dec 14, 2015

Imperium #11 is a thrill ride that keeps accelerating and it hasnt come to a stop yet. Ending on a cliff-hanger, this exciting read hits shelves on 12-16-2015. Pick it up and read it first.

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8.0
Imperium #12

Jan 18, 2016

Imperium #12 marks the end to one of the strongest arcs in a series that just keeps getting better and better. Well-written and painstakingly illustrated, this book will keep readers fully engaged and anxious for the next installment.

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10
Imperium #13

Feb 16, 2016

Imperium #13 is building to a crescendo. It left us and Livewireon a high wire. Im looking forward to seeing who will be the man who crashes to Earth.

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10
Imperium #14

Mar 16, 2016

Imperium continues to be one of Valiants most sophisticated books in terms of plot and character development. It challenges readers to think outside the box without the entanglement of a convoluted continuity. New readers can jump aboard the series with relative ease while established fans will enjoy the depth of development. This issue aggressively pursues plot while still providing rich character insight, making this one of the strongest issues yet. If you havent yet tried out Imperium, this is the arc to do it in.

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10
Imperium #16

May 24, 2016

The battle may be over, but Haradas story is not. Dysart has also seeded future stories within this ending. Do not miss this outstanding book. This story will have lasting ramifications on the Valiant Universe and in the hearts of readers.

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8.0
Jem and the Holograms #1

Mar 27, 2015

Jem and The Holograms #1 debuts as a solid reboot of the 80s cartoon. With its vivid art and winning characters, this eye-catching book will appeal to both new readers and old fans. If the story lines and dialogue continue to be all-age accessible, IDW will have a hit with this musical group.

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8.0
Jupiter's Legacy #1

May 3, 2015

Jupiter's Circle #1 is less of a superhero story and more of a humanistic tale. It examines the humanity behind the masks, showing that these seemingly super beings are just as fragile as the rest of us. Fans of Jupiter's Legacy will undoubtedly enjoy seeing the characters in their prime and the foreshadowing of what will come to be.

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8.0
Ninjak #17

Jul 12, 2016

Its the end of the world as he knows it, and Ninjak isnt fine. Ninjak #17, the final chapter in the Siege arc, changes everything for Ninjak. The surprise ending may even change the future of the Valiant Universe. Dont miss out on the revelations in this issue.

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8.0
Ninjak #18

Aug 9, 2016

Ninjak #18 is a solid story that builds bridges between the past and the future foretold in Book of Death. Offering both an interesting mystery and a burgeoning camaraderie, Ninjak #18 should absolutely be on your pull list.

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8.0
Ninjak #19

Sep 8, 2016

Ninjak #19 is an entertaining read. More than just a spy thriller, this book offers adventure, witty humor, science, and magic. This arc promises to be a significant chapter in the Ninjak saga. Pick this one up. You wont be disappointed.

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8.0
Ninjak #23

Jan 11, 2017

Ninjak #23 is a thrill ride through a gauntlet of challenges both physical and psychological. Surprises and action abound along with stronger character definition. The Seven Blades of Master Darque is promising to be one of the biggest and baddest Ninjak arcs yet.

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9.0
Peter Panzerfaust #23

Feb 19, 2015

The Peter Pan mythos has been reinvented before, but Wiebe and Jenkins' WWII take on the story is one of my favorite versions of it. Wiebe interweaves the brashness and joy of youth with the hardships and horrors of war, turning this into a somber yet heartening coming-of-age story. This particular issue is not a good jumping on point for new readers, but those who have been following the story, even loosely, should be able to pick it back up as we experience the joys of the characters' Parisian reunion and the stress of living under constant threat. Another dynamic Peter/Hook confrontation is looming, and I can't wait to see what both of them have up their sleeves.

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10
Rai #14

Jun 20, 2016

Rai #14 is a standout. Fine storytelling and beautiful illustrations make this one of the best books of the month. Be sure to pick this up even if you are not following the 4001 A.D.event. With its succinct but informative prologue, new users can and should jump on board.

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10
Secret Weapons #1

May 3, 2017

Livewire's gun hands are locked and loaded for Secret Weapons #1. This captivating story embraces science fiction while feeding our need genuine emotion and human connection. Do not miss out on this stunning book.

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8.0
Star Wars: Princess Leia #1

Mar 5, 2015

Princess Leia #1 is the first in a five issue mini-series. Although it does alter some of our perceptions of certain characters, it still offers a strong and unexpected plot that has a lot of promise for future adventure. We won't have long to wait for the next issue which is out on March 18. Now that the groundwork has been laid, I'm looking forward to seeing if this adventure takes off.

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8.0
The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1

Dec 21, 2015

The Death Defying Doctor Mirage: Secret Lives #1 is a pleasure to read. Strong characters, an intriguing story, and unique art make this book a treat. Looking forward to the next issue.

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8.0
The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #2

Jan 12, 2016

The Death Defying Doctor Mirage: Secret Lives #2 raises the stakes and takes readers deeper into the secret lives of paranormal experts. This is an excellent miniseries and shouldn't be missed.

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8.0
The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #3

Feb 9, 2016

Overall, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #3 delivers. The plot pacing is tight, providing a variety of emotional charges as readers reel from despair then catapult into action, leaving us waiting breathlessly for the axe to fall. De La Torres classic haunted feel is bolstered by Barons evocative coloring. Bernards clean lines, adeptly inked by Palmer, are showcased in the daytime outdoor scenes, and their brightness provides a normalcy and strong contrast to the murk and mystery of the Mirages lives. Next issue is the conclusion to the miniseries. Dont miss out on this unique story of love eternal.

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8.0
The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #4

Mar 22, 2016

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #4 does not disappoint. Readers who have been following this miniseries will be satisfied with both the story itself and the beautiful depictions of their world. Our heroes find a resolution to the immediate threat, but not without some unexpected events. There is a sense of closure and a message of the hope that love brings, along with a hint that something wicked this way may come.

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6.0
The Four Points #1

Apr 10, 2015

I think Four Points has potential to be a good story but could benefit from a bit of decompression to help solidify the characters and action. Elemental powers, beautiful women, and fast-paced action will appeal to readers looking for something beyond the classic bad guy approach. It hasn't yet been revealed why the attacks are happening in random locations around the world or who the chosen horsemen are. I'm wondering if the classical fifth element will be incorporated into the storyline. The book ended on a high note, giving a peek at the final member of the team, one who is known to Aspen readers. I'm new to Aspen and didn't recognize the character, but it didn't prevent me from following along. There's lots of potential here. Fans of compressed stories will likely find this book a satisfactory read.

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8.0
The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1

Mar 18, 2015

The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond The Stars #1 is a new beginning for this “better living through science” series. With its setting in the wilds of space and containing even wilder science, the series should be a fun read for fans of science fiction and is a great follow up to the initial 25 issue run.

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10
The Valiant #4

Mar 25, 2015

The story's tension and urgency will make this a great read in trade format. It will also serve as an excellent introduction to the Valiant universe.

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10
Unity #17

Apr 15, 2015

I give Unity 17 my highest rating. Kindt and team created an illuminating character piece that humanized one of the most enigmatic and wondered-about characters in the Valiant Universe.

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9.0
Unity #18

May 13, 2015

The preview for the next issue, Warmonger, was a bit disturbing. Looking forward to another interesting read by Kindt and company.

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10
Valiant High #1

Feb 28, 2017

In Valiant High, the freaks and geeks of the Valiant Universe rule the school. This fun book is full of win. A great choice for all ages without coming across as too young for adult readers. Dont miss out on this fun reimaginingof the Valiant Universe.

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8.0
Valiant High #2

Mar 27, 2017

Valiant High #2 is a jocular and entertaining read that should delight fans new and old. Pick this one up and get ready to go back to school.

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9.0
War Mother #1

Aug 24, 2017

War Mother #1 is a strong book with a compelling lead character and beautiful depictions

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10
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #6

Apr 11, 2016

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #6 is an exhilarating read with just the right amount of intrigue to get readers excited to learn the secrets behind the upcoming Labyrinth arc. Dont miss this one, its one of the best yet in this series.

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8.0
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #8

Jun 15, 2016

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #8 screams metal. Gnarly and thrilling, this book is ramping up for a major showdown while teasing readers with intrigue. This should be your first read on new comic day.

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8.0
X-O Manowar #42

Nov 23, 2015

X-O Manowar #42 is a satisfying and enjoyable read. A solid storyline, good character development, and beautiful art make this an essential read.

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8.0
X-O Manowar #46

Apr 18, 2016

The one truth among comics is this: X-O Manowar 46 is an engaging and thoughtful story that looks as good as it reads. Its a fine finish for the Kill List arc and sets up the next arc in a big way.

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8.0
X-O Manowar #47

Jun 27, 2016

X-O Manowar #47 is an exhilarating and striking book that will get your adrenaline pumping. Part of the arc leading up to the momentous issue #50, this needs to be in your must read pile even if you are new to the character.

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10
X-O Manowar #50

Sep 27, 2016

X-O Manowar #50 is a must-not-be-missed book. This is a landmark issue that not only closes this particular chapter of X-Os adventures, but offers readers both a fitting tribute and a future. Special thanks go out to writer Robert Venditti for his work on this title. You are a definitive Valiant voice.

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8.0
X-O Manowar Annual #1

May 16, 2016

The X-O Manowar Annual 2016 #1 should be on your short list this week. Solid, entertaining, and well-executed, this annual is a good expansion upon the X-O lore.

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8.0
X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0

Nov 30, 2015

X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0 is an enjoyable storyline that enhances the ongoing X-O saga. Tying in with current events, it also shines a spotlight on an important antagonist, giving both him and his pathos understandable depth. X-O fans should definitely pick this one up.

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10
X-O Manowar (2017) #3

May 23, 2017

X-O Manowar #3 is the culminating piece is this arc of determination and ascension. Its intense and driven. Dont miss out this excellent book.

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