Ashley Victoria Robinson's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Major Spoilers, Nerdophiles Reviews: 171
8.1Avg. Review Rating

7.0
A Town Called Dragon #1

Sep 30, 2014

A Town Called Dragon #1 is almost three times the number of pages for $3.99. It's well written, has a clearly laid out mythology, really great looking fight scenes and dragons! A fantastic issue for mythology fans or people looking for an urban fantasy.

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8.0
A Voice In The Dark #7

May 26, 2014

A Voice in the Dark #7 is great and this issue is very accessible a good jumping on point for readers who have considered taking a look at this series, but not made the leap yet. Zoey is intriguing, her actions are brutal and now she at the end of the issue is faced with a big obstacle. A Voice in the Dark #7 will pull you in and youll be hooked. Its a fantastic independent comic book that deserves your readership.

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10
Action Comics (2011) #38

Jan 9, 2015

Action Comics #38 is a great issue. It embodies everything that a Superman story ought to be. The creative team could not be more perfect and if you aren't reading this series you are missing out, my friend.

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10
Action Comics (2011) #39

Feb 10, 2015

Action Comics #39 presents the readers with compelling looks at how the Man of Steel suffers rendered with stunning art.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #40

Mar 13, 2015

Action Comics #40 introduces Bizarro World, it inhabitants and forces Superman to learn a new perspective and Aaron Kuder makes it look great.

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8.0
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1

Jan 17, 2015

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 is definitely for Adventure Time fans. It's readable and enjoyable if you don't bring knowledge from the television series, but you will get so much more out of it if you are familiar with Marceline. This is a sweet first issue that sets up a pretty big story.

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8.7
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #3

Mar 16, 2015

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #3 is a smart issue with sweet art. You should read it.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #2

May 23, 2014

If you were disappointed with the recent Spidey flick may I suggest picking up the comic book series of the same name? Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos are masters in their respective fields and they complement each other brilliantly. The Amazing Spider-Man #2 truly deserves the adjective in its title.

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8.8
Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars #1

Jan 7, 2015

If you enjoy personal stories about how two characters come together in spite of outside forces than it looks like Ares and Aphrodite #1 is going to be. It has the added bonus of being more clever than you might expect from a romantic comedy with art that is absolutely fun to look at.

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9.0
Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars #2

Jan 15, 2015

Ares and Aphrodite #2 was just as strong as the first issue. It moves quickly toward events that readers know are coming and is a fun ride as we are put through the paces of romantic comedy storytelling. Plus, it looks great.

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8.8
Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars #3

Jan 22, 2015

Ares & Aphrodite #3 takes Will and GiGi and sets them outside of their comfort zones, away from their homes and their jobs which have so often defined them. The creative team takes this chance to teach readers about the protagonists and splash this reveal across a scenic backdrop. The issues promise to keep heating up from here!

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9.0
Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars #4

Jan 29, 2015

Ares & Aphrodite #4 proves that both Will and GiGi need each other and cements them as a team before they face the ultimate event in the coming issue. Plus, it's a beautiful, beautiful issue.

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9.0
Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars #5

Feb 5, 2015

Ares & Aphrodite #5 brings a lot of threads together in time to force the protagonists' wager to a head. The issue is fun and the art is stunning.

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9.0
Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars #6

Feb 15, 2015

Ares & Aphrodite #6 is a great final issue with a lot of sweet, witty dialogue and pretty, pretty art.

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8.0
Arrow: Season 2.5 #1

Oct 13, 2014

Arrow: Season 2.5 #1 is a better issue than I anticipated. It is funny, fast and interesting and really looks good doing it. Marc Guggenheim does a great job here and Joe Bennett completes the package with aplomb. For $0.99 this story is a steal.

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6.0
Artifacts #35

Mar 6, 2014

I was just left with the feeling of quoi? Unless you are a diehard fan, Artifacts #35 can safely be left alone wherever you encounter it.

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7.0
Avengers World #12

Sep 8, 2014

If you are reading along and know the playing ground than Avengers World #12 is a fun, action-packed issue. That being said, it presupposes a knowledge of the Marvel universe beyond the New York cast of heroes and is not to most accessible story to new readers.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #35

Oct 9, 2014

Batgirl #35 is the very definition of an okay first issue. There are some good ideas and some strong images with problems piled on top of them. If, like me, you've really built this issue up, then it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. I'm in for the next few issues and hope the more compelling aspects are played up and Cameron and Fletcher let Babs talk like a normal person rather than an affected stereotype.

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8.0
Batgirl (2011) #38

Jan 15, 2015

If you are a dedicated reader of this series then Batgirl #38 probably won't blow your socks off, but it looks good and there are enough nice, small moments to sustain readers who are really invested in Babs and her cohorts.

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8.3
Batgirl (2011) #40

Mar 19, 2015

Batgirl #40 is a great ending to this first arc that pays off so many plot points that have been dropped along the way.

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8.2
Batgirl (2011) #43

Aug 31, 2015

Batgirl #43 highlights interesting aspects of both the characters personalities and the artistic team.

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10
Batgirl (2011): Endgame #1

Mar 19, 2015

Batgirl Endgame #1 is a realization of what this newest incarnation of the character can be on top of being stunning to look at.

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8.5
Batman and Robin (2011) #36

Nov 21, 2014

If you have been following the Batman and Robin series or are familiar with the events in its titles than Batman and Robin #36 is definitely for you. It's smack in the middle of the Robin Rises storyline and would be difficult to dip a toe into if you're unfamiliar with the stakes tied up in the return of Damian Wayne.

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7.0
Batman: Eternal #17

Aug 5, 2014

Batman Eternal #17 is for people who have read the series up to this point and are going to stick with it to the bitter end. It is a bit difficult to jump right into without any previous knowledge of the series and doesnt have enough going on inside 22 pages to make picking it up out of nowhere really worth it.

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8.8
Black Canary (2015) #2

Jul 24, 2015

Black Canary #2 is a well-plotted revelation about the characters of this series and the serious situation they are in – and a ton of fun to read.

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8.0
Black Market #2

Aug 25, 2014

Black Market #2 is a fun second issue in a short miniseries that you will enjoy reading.

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8.0
Blackout #1

Apr 1, 2014

Blackout #1 is a well-conceived, well-executed sci fi mystery placing the corporate overlords as the villain which will likely have a little twist ending to reveal protagonist Scott to be closer to the bad stuff than he ever thought. Its made all the better by cool armour and mech suits and its an awesome comic book issue. Check it out.

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8.0
Brides of Helheim #1

Oct 1, 2014

Any fans of the works of Cullen Bunn and Jolle Jones will delight in this issue. Brides of Helheim #1 is interesting, shrouded in our own human mythology and even manages to eek in a requisite action scene in twenty-two pages.

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9.0
Butterfly #1

Sep 29, 2014

Butterfly #1 looks good, but is a little too familiar, a little too boring. If you read it, read it for the art, treat your eyes and write the story in your head, you've probably seen these story beats before.

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8.3
Catwoman (2011) #38

Feb 3, 2015

Catwoman #38 has so much going on, piling more and more onto Selina's plate in the wake of Nick's death. It's a great issue.

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10
Chew/Revival #1

May 29, 2014

Chew/Revival One-Shot really sounds like a crossover that shouldnt have worked, I myself had doubts from its initial announcement months ago. It absolutely does though, not because either world is especially complementary of the other, but because the creative teams have played in their wheelhouses and in no way tried to capture the tone of the comic they were borrowing characters from. If you are a fan of either Chew or Revival it behooves you to pick up this bizarre crossover one-shot. Its too good to miss!

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8.0
Cloaks #2

Oct 4, 2014

Cloaks #2 is the halfway point of the miniseries. The series has been fun and clever and has all the creatives working together seamlessly. The magic here is more tangible than in Unwritten or Books of Magic with an underlying spy story that a lot of people look for in indie comic books. Check it out.

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7.2
Cluster #1

Feb 5, 2015

Cluster #1 introduces a prison planet where Samara Simmons is going to spend 15 years as a soldier. It's a lot of old school action with some cool art on top.

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8.3
Curb Stomp #2

Mar 30, 2015

Curb Stomp #2 sees the Fever taking extreme action in retaliation for Derby Girl's kidnapping and it goes south from there. Plus, the colouring is awesome!

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6.0
Cutter #1

Oct 6, 2014

Cutter #1 has an interesting idea that is not perfectly flushed out. There is potential here for it to grow into a genuinely frightening story that also has something to say and is worth the read if you can get over the art.

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9.3
Danger Club #6

Jan 30, 2015

Danger Club #6 takes Kid Vigilante and uses him, against a rich background of Greek Mythology, to set the stage for the coming story arch in a stunning issue.

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7.0
Dead Boy Detectives #2

Jan 30, 2014

If you know the world that is set up in Sandman and carried over into Dead Boy Detectives and you have even the remotest fondness for it, this issue is worth picking up. I should like to recommend it to all readers who are fans of supernatural elements in comic books or even mysteries, but without that baseline knowledge this issue may be a bit too mired in its own history. Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland are two characters I have been fond of for years and I love having them here again, I think Buckingham and Litt are building toward an exciting end to this arc and that the drama and revelations will continue to grow from issue to issue. It's fun, it looks good and the parts that are silly are ultimately unoffensive.If you want to pick it up, I would suggest grabbing issue #1 first, though.

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8.0
Dead Letters #5

Oct 11, 2014

Dead Letters #5 is really, really interesting. Sebela, Vision and everyone else working on the issue is clever and have put forward a great story, but it honestly is supported by a preexisting knowledge of the roles and regulations of Here.

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8.0
Deadly Class #3

Mar 27, 2014

Deadly Class is the cream of the crop of its genre, not too trope-y with fun pop culture references sprinkled throughout. Deadly Class #3 teaches us more things about Marcus life, reveals motivation and serves to illustrate just how far he will go to keep himself away from rock bottom.

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9.0
Deadly Class #7

Sep 22, 2014

If you haven't been playing along so far then Deadly Class #7 is a great place to make your start. Marcus remains an edgy protagonist surrounded by crazy people at a school for assassins and gets bitterly betrayed at the end. The creative team works together like a dream and you ought to check it out.

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7.0
Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #2

Feb 21, 2014

Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird #2 is a great issue, but it's probably a lot greater if you're 9 " 12, much like the Amulet series of graphic novels. I would recommend picking it up to anyone interested in the urban fantasy genre with the footnote that: it should be approached with an understanding of the age range it is written for. Fun times!

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8.0
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

Jul 25, 2014

Doctor Who: the Eleventh Doctor #1 has been solely crafted for fans of the Doctor Who series and will probably not be enjoyed by readers who are not at the very least familiar with the latest incarnation of the Doctor. If you are one of these people then this issue is fun, promising and worth your time to pick up and read.

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7.7
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #4

Jan 24, 2015

Doctor Who: the Twelfth Doctor #4 is a great issue set in India of the future and pits the Doctor against a cult of Kali. This issue is filled with recognizable faces on a unique comic book adventure.

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10
Dream Police #3

Jun 27, 2014

Dream Police #3 is not a bad jumping on point with a recap page at the start of the issue, but as with most of J. Michael Straczynskis creator owned work, it is more than worth your time to acquire the full run and immerse yourself in the world of Dream Police, Joe Thursday and psychological hypotheses.

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10
Edge of Spider-Verse #2

Sep 18, 2014

Even if tie-ins and big event books are not your thing, it really is worth your while to pick up Edge of Spider-Verse #2. It is a refreshingly familiar look at Gwen Stacy and the Spider Mantle, it's beautiful and it's only 22 pages.

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8.0
Edward Scissorhands #3

Jan 13, 2015

Edward Scissorhands #3 is a much better issue than I expected. It is darlingly unique and handled by a creative team that have managed to differentiate their work from the source material. If you're into dark fairy tales starring teenaged girls than this is an issue for you.

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8.5
Edward Scissorhands #4

Feb 11, 2015

Edward Scissorhands #4 is a solid issue where Megs gets to be brave, Eli gets to be creepy and events build to a head!

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8.7
Edward Scissorhands #5

Mar 28, 2015

Edward Scissorhands #5 is a great final issue that has some surprising emotional moments before a happy ending.

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8.5
Effigy #3

Mar 29, 2015

Effigy #3 expands the world, visits a convention and renders some scary situations in lovely art.

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7.7
Fables: The Wolf Among Us #14

Mar 17, 2015

Fables: the Wolf Among Us #14 has some great story points, it's too bad the art doesn't live up to the narrative.

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6.0
Fathom Annual #1

Jun 19, 2014

Fathom Annual #1 does an excellent job at being an annual. Its fun. Its crafted by people who enjoyed working in this medium and this world. The stories are interesting and sweetly short. If you dig Fathom and you dig Aspen Matthews this issue is worth taking a look at although the $5.99 price point might keep some readers back.

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10
Feathers #2

Feb 4, 2015

Feathers #2 plays a lot with the dichotomy of light and dark in everything from the young protagonists to the worlds they come from. It is a stunning issue.

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9.0
Feathers #3

Mar 10, 2015

Feathers #3 is so unique and so pretty and such a great all ages comics that plays with the dichotomy between dark and light.

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9.5
Feathers #4

Apr 7, 2015

Feathers #4 is an incredibly strong issue that speaks to the magical connection one of the protagonists has with a Goddess.

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4.0
Flash (2011) Annual #3

May 5, 2014

If you have even a passing care for any of the characters in the Flash mythology the Flash Annual #3 will probably upset you. Its full of names and (sometimes), faces we know so twisted that the recognition feels false. Everything else about the issue is so shoddily thrown together, and with such a lack of reverence for the material, that $4.99 is a ludicrous asking price.

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8.3
Frankenstein Underground #1

Mar 18, 2015

Frankenstein Underground #1 has a really interesting first issue filled with mysticism and the questions of life and death. It expands Mignola's Hellboy universe and looks exactly like it.

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6.0
Ghost (2013) #8

Sep 27, 2014

If you loved Ghost as character from previous series then this issue will probably entertain you. As a new reader to this new run Ghost #8 is one of the worse issues to date. It's not terrible, just muddied and unfocused, but that makes Ghost #8 a difficult reading experience that most readers could stand to skip.

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8.0
Giant Days #1

Mar 18, 2015

Giant Days #1 throws down a lot of mythology to establish the world of this miniseries and its just charming enough to pull it all off.

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10
Giant Days #5

Jul 15, 2015

Giant Days #5 takes a typical university setting and uses the pressure the characters feel to reveal compelling and sweet aspects of each of their personality as the drama ramps up toward the end of the story arc.

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9.5
Gotham Academy #4

Jan 29, 2015

Gotham Academy #4 has Olive dealing with the consequences of the previous issue before pushing her into more danger. The dynamic between her and Maps is further define and the issue looks beautiful.

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10
Gotham Academy #5

Mar 3, 2015

Gotham Academy #5 has some nice easter eggs for long time Batman readers as Olive, Maps and their compatriots sneak through underground tunnels in the most beautiful issue to come out this week.

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10
Gotham Academy #6

Mar 26, 2015

Gotham Academy #6 reveals a bit of the mystery while making some scary implications about Olive's future. Plus, Batman!

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9.7
Gotham Academy #9

Aug 27, 2015

Gotham Academy #9 strengthens the in-story and meta bond between Olive and Tristan and has the detective club face down a werewolf!

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6.0
Gotham Academy: Endgame #1

Apr 9, 2015

Gotham Academy Endgame #1 is not as good as the rest of the books in the main series.

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6.0
Green Arrow (2011) #35

Oct 2, 2014

The new team on Green Arrow #35 have presented an initially public offering that is a lot less polished than anything we've read in recent years. It's not great and is so beholden to the CW version of Oliver Queen that it doesn't hold a lot of promise for the coming comic book run.

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2.7
HaloGen #1

Mar 10, 2015

Halogen #1 throws so much at the readers and lacks a strong protagonist to carry the weight of the story. Skip it.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2013) #10

Aug 29, 2014

Even if you are reading the Harley Quinn series as a whole (which I admit I've dipped in an out of), Harley Quinn #10 offers almost nothing in the continuing narrative readers have been presented with. It is fine in every aspect of its creation and probably isn't worth actually paying for.

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8.0
Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool #0

Sep 9, 2014

Hawkeye vs Deadpool #0 is a fun issue. It takes all the best things of the two franchises it is merging and throws them together and then at each other. If you like either Clint Barton or Wade Wilson you'll get something out of this issue, the Hallowe'en backdrop is very appropriate and may even turn out to be telling "

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8.0
Headspace #1

Mar 7, 2014

Monkeybrain Comics consistently produces quality comic books that tell compelling stories and are lovingly illustrated. Headspace #1 is both. Its a science fiction-y story with two protagonists involved in two separate, but no less interesting, storylines intersecting in unexpected ways. Absolutely pick up Headspace #1. At $0.99 it is nothing short of a steal.

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8.3
Help Us! Great Warrior #2

Mar 14, 2015

Help Us! Great Warrior #2 is great story about finding the strength you need rendered in some adorable art.

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4.0
Imperial #3

Oct 16, 2014

Imperial #3 is an okay effort at a superhero origin saga. It lacks in distinction and flare in all departments. Leave Mark and Imperial where you find them.

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10
Jaybird #1

Sep 7, 2014

At $19.99 Jaybird HC is a sad, whimsical treat. It's the kind of graphic novel to purchase and leave on a coffee table for others to thumb through and lose themselves in. You'll be a bit sadder for having read it, but moved by the plight of an anthropomorphized bird who, in a better world, could have been singing outside your own window.

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8.8
Lady Killer #1

Jan 7, 2015

Lady Killer #1 is fun, fast and a very engaging first issue. The creative team makes smart choices and executes them with aplomb. It would behoove you to give this new series a look.

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8.8
Lady Killer #2

Feb 5, 2015

Lady Killer #2 forces Josie to consider whether her job or her family are most important and how much longer she can keep the deadly nature of her employment separate in a beautiful issue.

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9.0
Lady Killer #3

Mar 6, 2015

Lady Killer #3 raises the stakes for Josie in a way that cannot be ignored and as the trap closes around her she is forced to keep the safety of her family in mind.

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7.0
Lazarus #7

Mar 24, 2014

Deeply steeped in its own mythology, Lazarus #7 may not have been the most dynamic issue of the series to date, but will likely make more sense when viewed within the context of the story as a whole. This is an issue better left to the trade.

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9.0
Lazarus #9

Jul 14, 2014

Lazarus is a consistently great series from Image that goes for a mere $2.99 and Lazarus #9 is an especially stunning issue. There is a lot of action and character development for readers to sink their teeth into. This issue deserves all readers attention.

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9.5
Lazarus #14

Jan 20, 2015

Lazarus #14 is the culmination of a lot of storytelling, the sprouting of many seeds that have been planted over the past year and change. The strength of this issue relies heavily on readers' familiarity with the narrative as a whole and is a very rewarding read.

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8.8
Lazarus #15

Feb 18, 2015

Lazarus #15 leaves a lot of room for the art in a trail by combat that heralds the death of a character we've known from the start.

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7.5
Legendary Star-Lord #7

Jan 9, 2015

Cute is the best word for me to describe Legendary Star-Lord #7. The story is simple, maybe a little lacking, but the art is stunning and will keep readers on the page. If you love these characters or are into the series so far it's worth picking up.

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10
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #4

Jun 15, 2014

Unless you love Dynamite and its characters than Legenderry #4 is probably not for you. There is not enough information or story to grasp onto as an outsider. If this is a cast of characters you dearly love than that is reason enough to bother.

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9.0
Letter 44 #8

Jul 24, 2014

Letter 44 #8 is the latest edition to a great series. Charles Soule and Alberto Jiminez Alburquerque are both on the top of their game and youll not only be entertained, but feel a lot smarter after youve read this issue.

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7.0
Loki: Agent of Asgard #1

Feb 7, 2014

Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 is so very, very much fun! However, I think it bears keeping in mind that this series is being marketed to teen and 20-something tumblr fangirls and will likely be enjoyed by them/us above all.

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7.0
Loki: Agent of Asgard #4

May 12, 2014

If you havent been invested and involved in Loki: Agent of Asgard up to this point this issue is not a necessity. It may play out better when read as part of a collection. The previous four issues up to this point have grown in quality to this point and I cant but hope this is just a swing and a miss rather than a strike out from this point on.

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6.0
Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #4

Jun 22, 2014

Loki Ragnarok and Roll #4 is part of a series that is trying to capture younger readers the tumblr users, for lack of a better term. It succeeds in playing on themes that would appeal to a younger demographic (including the importance of a having a SO UNIQUE focal character), and it doesnt look half bad. The story is fun and at four issues, if you need more Loki in your life, the run is worth picking up.

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6.0
Lola XOXO #3

Jul 10, 2014

Lola XOXO #3 (and the rest of the series), is probably the best thing coming out of Aspen Comics right now and this issue is a good one. Its an adventure story presented against a steam-punk cum American wild west background doesnt that sound interesting? Lola, of Lola XOXO #3, is fair and compelling and if you are looking to read a comic about an adventuress this would be a good issue to pick up.

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5.0
Lola XOXO #6

Mar 16, 2015

Lola XOXO #6 is an issue that's a little too big for its britches and suffers from an overuse of internal monologue.

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10
Low #1

Aug 6, 2014

Low #1 is an awesome issue. Its beautiful and stands out as one of the best independent comic series to have launched in recent days. It would behoove you to read it, especially if dystopian science fiction is your bag.

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9.0
Lumberjanes #3

Jun 13, 2014

All ages comics get a bad knock. Lumberjanes #3 can be read and enjoyed by you and any tiny children in your life and should be. The series isnt too far gone yet and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you elected to pass it by.

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9.5
Lumberjanes #5

Sep 5, 2014

Lumberjanes #5 rocks. It presents a diverse group of young women who must grow in different ways and work together told in the most charming way possible. Plus, there are raptors, guys!

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9.0
Lumberjanes #7

Oct 16, 2014

Lumberjanes #7 is one in a long line of a great series from BOOM! Box that deserves to be read by every person reading comic books today. Plus Ripley!

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8.8
Lumberjanes #8

Nov 20, 2014

Lumberjanes #8 is a great finish to a great series. It satisfies from a narrative and character perspective, it's lovely to look at and just fun as all get out. This is an awesome issue!

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9.0
Lumberjanes #10

Jan 24, 2015

Lumberjanes #10 launches the girls on a new adventure with a more grown up tone to match some changes to the creative team. This is a great jumping on point in the series!

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8.0
Lumberjanes #11

Feb 26, 2015

Lumberjanes #11 keeps the cute tones and insightful moments, but is a little lacking in the plot department.

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8.0
Lumberjanes #12

Mar 18, 2015

Lumberjanes #12 finishes up this arc and there is a lot going on. It looks really cute and there are merit badges.

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9.0
Lumberjanes #16

Jul 19, 2015

Lumberjanes #16 parallels the meaning of friendship between the child and adult characters, pays off some secrets and looks good doing it!

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9.5
Madame Frankenstein #6

Oct 7, 2014

Madame Frankenstein #6 " and the entire series for that matter " is beautiful, clever, well-conceived story. The characters are interested and they play on familiar story points and characters readers know from Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein or the Universal Monster Movies. It is a refined, visually dynamic and exciting comic. Read it!

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8.0
Madame Frankenstein #7

Nov 7, 2014

Madame Frankenstein #7 is the perfect ending to a delightfully unique comic series out of Image. It deserves to be read in full and the creative team deserves to have their work celebrated by all comic fans.

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9.0
Ms. Marvel (2014) #3

Apr 19, 2014

Alphona and Herring understand as much about Kamala Khan and her journey to becoming Ms. Marvel as Wilson and they blend their respective talents together seamlessly. If you are a female comics fan and youre not reading Ms. Marvel you are missing out. If you are a male comics fan and youre not reading Ms. Marvel you are missing out. This book is also ridiculously PG so buy a copy for you and some little girls you know as well!

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9.5
Ms. Marvel (2014) #13

Mar 14, 2015

Ms Marvel #13 is a strong introduction to a new storyline with a talented new artist and some compelling new characters.

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10
Neverboy #1

Mar 5, 2015

Neverboy #1 is a strong first issue right out of the gate that combines fantasy and character study. It is well worth picking up.

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8.0
Nightcrawler (2014) #1

Apr 10, 2014

If, like me, you are a big fan of Kurt Wagner the fuzzy, blue, German, teleporting elf then find someone whos already purchased this issue and borrow it from them. It looks good enough that its worth flipping through. If you have only a passing interest in X-Men or Nightcrawler I am sad to admit that you can probably skip this.

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7.0
Penny Dora & The Wishing Box #3

Jan 27, 2015

Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #3 is a sweet issue, artistically and in the writing, where Penny learns about trust.

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9.5
Pisces #1

Mar 24, 2015

Pisces #1 marries time travel and space odyssey wrapped up in a person drama. This is an awesome first issue!

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8.0
POP #1

Aug 28, 2014

Pop #1 is a good idea with a lot of information dispelled in 22 pages. It is my hope that the next three issues can have fewer words on the page and really allow the story's star characters " Coop and Elle " to grow together and come to shine.

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8.8
Power Up #2

Aug 28, 2015

Power Up #2 is bright, beautiful and does a great job highlighting what is most compelling about each of the characters in this issue.

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10
Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1

Feb 11, 2015

Princeless: the Pirate Princess #1 is an awesome all-ages comic that puts girls in their rightful place in fairy tales – defending themselves and beating up bad guys!

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8.0
Princess Ugg #2

Jul 23, 2014

Princess Ugg #2 is a lovely book with a cool, if tried, concept and an adorable tough-girl protagonist. It can be enjoyed by any reader and ought to be picked up by anyone with sword and sorcery bents to their taste.

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9.0
Princess Ugg #4

Sep 26, 2014

Princess Ugg#4 is an amazing fantasy issue, a great looking comic and a cool story that stars a bunch of girls learning to work together and maybe truss up a unicorn in the meantime! Ted Naifeh has put out a stellar issue this week and you ought to read it.

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7.0
Princess Ugg #5

Nov 19, 2014

Princess Ugg #5 is an unfortunate miss in an otherwise excellent series. If you've been reading along than pick up this issue and hope, like myself, that this is a rare misstep for Ted Naifeh, not signifying the downfall of an entire series.

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4.0
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Sep 10, 2014

At $3.50 a dry issue with lack luster art isn't for any reader that I can imagine and I don't know if the titular film " or even the Alien franchise " has enough of a following that would really get anything out of Prometheus: Fire and Ice #1, sadly.

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9.5
Rasputin #1

Nov 4, 2014

Rasputin #1 is an awesome issue in the true definition of the word. It attacks big issues with a big historical figure and big talent splashed across the page. This issue will surprise you as much as it did me and you'll probably wind up subscribing to it as well. Challenge a preconception in Rasputin #1.

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9.0
Rat Queens #6

May 9, 2014

Rat Queens #6 comes to stands with the pedigree of all five issues that came before and it is nothing short of well deserved. There are so many things here to like and it not only behooves you to read this issue, but, for continuitys sake, everything that came before. Get yourself into the Rat Queens mythology. Youll thank me for me.

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9.0
Rat Queens #9

Mar 10, 2015

Rat Queens #9 is such a strong return to the series that excels in both the story and art departments that readers won't be able to put it down.

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8.0
Rat Queens: Braga #1

Jan 16, 2015

Rat Queens Special: Braga #1 is probably the only one-shot we are going to get with this character and it was an outstanding one well-executed by everyone involved. I'd love to see more about this character and I bet you would too.

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8.0
Red Hood And The Outlaws #34

Aug 26, 2014

Red Hood and the Outlaws #34 is the type of adventure team-book (as branded in the New 52), that Scott Lobdell excels at. You don't need to know anything to enjoy it and I've never enjoyed reading Starfire as much as I did in these pages " it's enough to get back the frequently lack luster art.

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6.2
Reyn #1

Jan 23, 2015

Reyn #1 doesn't give readers that much information about the new world or the characters and will likely be best enjoyed by somebody looking for a quick read.

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8.0
Rise of the Magi #0

May 6, 2014

Rise of the Magi #0 is sweet, sweet, sweet and fun, fun, fun! The issue is free! At that price, even the little things Ive griped about get a pass. The eleven pages are a treat and a promise of exciting things to come.

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7.0
Rocket Girl #4

Mar 26, 2014

Rocket Girl #4 is a simple story told masterfully with a strong female narrative voice paired with visually stimulating art, although the pricepoint of $3.50 is a little steep for 22 pages. The story deserves to be read and this issue is a fun one!

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9.0
Rover Red Charlie #3

Feb 10, 2014

Issue 3 of a 6 issue miniseries and I have no idea where Rover Red Charlie is about to turn next. As mentioned above, Garth Ennis and Michael Dipascale work together seamlessly to bring the best version of this story to the readers. The dichotomy of humour and horror will keep me reading and is definitely worth the time of any reader with even a passing interest.Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleRedditTumblrEmailMoreLinkedInStumbleUponPrintDiggPinterest

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10
Seconds #1

Jul 20, 2014

Ive gushed in this review, yes. Seconds is nothing short of delightful. Its a beautiful, well-crafted fairytale set against the backdrop of contemporary Toronto that speaks to a stage of emotional-development most readers have (or will have), gone through. Bryan Lee OMalley absolutely knows what he doing and it would behoove you, regardless of your normal comic reading tastes, to spend some time with Katie and her escapades throughout Seconds.

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8.0
Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #2

Mar 3, 2014

If you like Whedon tales and are a fan of the Firefly universe Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2 is a great comic book issue. It picks up with the logical chain of events following the film Serenity and executes the story with a familiar narrative structure. If you are unfamiliar with this particular fandom, however, I would not recommend this issue as a hopping on point, but something to come back and revisit at a later date.

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5.2
Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #2

Nov 15, 2014

Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #2 is well-written, though not well-conceived as a comic book and the artistic qualities do nothing to enhance the experience. There are tomes of Holmes pastiche and many well-regarded biographies and fictional accounts of Harry Houdini's life. It's not a bad idea, this issue just doesn't live up to its iconic leading men.

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7.0
Shutter #2

May 20, 2014

Shutter #2 is cool. Shutter #1 was cool. There is a ton of potential wrapped up in this series that I look forward to watching Keatinge and del Duca mine. Its a sci-fi adventure featuring a dynamic female protagonist who hasnt been Mary Sued to death and is absolutely worth picking up.

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9.0
Silk #2

Mar 19, 2015

Silk #2 really finds its feet and presents Cindy Moon as a strong heroine both in and out of her vigilante persona.

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8.5
Spider-Gwen #2

Mar 12, 2015

Spider-Gwen #2 has a lot of great stuff going on, an awesome cameo and some sweet art.

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6.0
Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1

May 1, 2014

Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 is just that: fun. The $3.50 price point is a bit steep for a middle-of-the-road issue, but if you love this universe and everything that comes with it and want to read a pretty cool series of chase scenes with a little narrative twist at the end its worth taking the time to flip through.

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4.0
Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #4

Nov 26, 2014

Battlestar Galactica the television show worked because it was soap opera set in a galaxy far beyond our own. Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #4 doesn't work because it removes the "steampunk" qualities almost completely and makes an attempt at space opera where the creative team ought to have focused on character-based conflict.

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6.0
Steed and Mrs. Peel: We're Needed #1

Jul 27, 2014

Unlike many Doctor Who comic stories, Im not entirely certain of Avengers fans need Steed and Mrs. Peel Were Needed #1 in their lives. The plot is simplistic to the point of falling into tropes and leans so heavily on contemporary pop-culture references that often feel out of place rather than clever. It might be more worth your while to admire the cover from afar and then call it a day.

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9.0
Stumptown (2014) #5

Jan 14, 2015

Stumptown #5 evoked more pathos in me than I expected, which made for an utterly satisfying read. Rucka and Greenwood are a well-oiled machine telling a great mystery. It is worth your time to take a look at.

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5.0
Sundowners #2

Sep 24, 2014

Tim Seely has a lot of indie cred to throw behind any project he participates in, but I'm not certain that Sundowners #2 is the issue you want to pick up, especially at $3.50.

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10
Supreme: Blue Rose #1

Jul 27, 2014

Supreme Blue Rose #1 is handled with effortless mastery by its creative team, seemingly requires no prior knowledge of the original series, and has laid out many building blocks for readers to pick up and carry into the rest of the series run. If you can dedicate yourself to another independent comic series Supreme Blue Rose #1 is a great issue to start with.

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8.0
Supreme: Blue Rose #2

Aug 22, 2014

Have you read the issue prior to Supreme Blue Rose #2? Do yourself a favour and start there before you tackle this issue. It's dense and beautiful, but will almost certainly frustrate you as you experience it.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2014) #1

Jul 17, 2014

Teen Titans #1 should be read by those of us who are going to pick it up with hope in our heart. It doesnt offer much to unfamiliar readers or newcomers to DCs New 52 cast. There is not a lot of promise based on Will Pfeifers narrative thus far, but at least the pages are pretty and colourful. Teen Titans #1 can probably be left on the rack.

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5.0
The Auteur #1

Mar 6, 2014

Everything from the writing to the art of Auteur #1 wants to be Transmetropolitan, but something about this story misses the fun of that Warren Ellis/Darick Roberston series. If you dont mind a series that goes so far beyond homage it is very nearly pastiche and offensive phrases employed just for the fun of it then Auteur #1 might be for you, but I wouldnt recommend it to most people.

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9.5
The Autumnlands #3

Jan 23, 2015

The Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #3 is a great issue following in the vein of two great issues. It's big storytelling on a compelling canvas and if you're not reading this series you're cheating yourself.

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7.0
The Bunker #1

Feb 19, 2014

This is not a perfect issue. Its not even a perfect first issue, but there is something intangibly awesome about The Bunker #1. A great sci fi story with interesting characters told in a visually interesting way. Do yourself a favour and pick this issue up if you can still find it on the shelf.Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleRedditTumblrEmailMoreLinkedInStumbleUponPrintDiggPinterest

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9.0
The Bunker #4

May 22, 2014

The Bunker, as printed by Oni Press, came into the world with a lot of fanfare and critical acclaim. Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari deserve every bit of it. The world and the characters they are playing with are fascinating and the issues never fail to get better and better, building upon the information carefully disseminated in the book previous. The Bunker #4 is the best issue to hit stands yet and you really ought to be along for the ride.

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9.3
The Bunker #9

Feb 10, 2015

The Bunker #9 presents us with opposing views of humanity in two timelines and challenges readers' perceptions of the storyline we've experienced thus far.

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10
The Bunker #10

Mar 26, 2015

The Bunker #10 introduces new characters and a more personal story than we've seen in the series to date all rendered by a new artist.

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5.0
The Fallen #2

Apr 30, 2014

Monkeybrain Comics often have some of the best digital comics and, straight up, some of the best comic books out there. The Fallen #2 is not one of them. Even at $0.99 its hardly worth it. Skip the issue, sorry to say.

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8.0
The Fox #5

Mar 19, 2014

The Fox #5 should be read by you. And your friends. And children. Its accessible to a wide readership, teaches a good lesson and is a fantastic story! The only gripe I have is that it would have been nice to see a lady hero join in the antics.

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10
The Kitchen #5

Mar 23, 2015

The Kitchen #5 is the coolest crime book on the rack today. It has a bunch of hard ladies struggling to succeed in a man's world – and the art adds the edge readers are looking for.

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9.0
The Last Broadcast #1

May 27, 2014

The Last Broadcast #1 has so many thrilling elements and interesting ideas that have been deftly presented by its creative team. It is not the clearest first issue of a series, but the sheer depth of the material promises to pay off in a big way down the line. If you are a patient reader who can wait for a payoff the Last Broadcast #1 is worth your time.

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9.0
The Last Broadcast #5

Sep 20, 2014

The Last Broadcast #5 absolutely requires a preexisting knowledge of the world and characters and it would behoove you to do that research before jumping into this issue. It's not the simplest comic reading experience, but the series is easily as magical as the man Ivan holds up as his idol.

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5.0
The Last Fall #3

Nov 21, 2014

Unless you are a diehard fan of the series The Last Fall #3 doesn't have much to offer you. It's deeply steeped in its own mythology and requires a working knowledge of everything that has come before because the narrative does nothing to bring new readers up to speed.

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9.0
The Life After #1

Apr 25, 2014

The Life After #1: Early Termination is beyond neat, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo have a strong hold on what they are doing, and you know you want it.

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9.0
The Life After #3

Sep 19, 2014

The Life After #3 is smart and incredibly well-executed. You should read it. The issue is accepting of whatever you want to think and believe, so why not give it the chance to entertain you?

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10
The Life After #8

Mar 28, 2015

The Life After #8 sees Jude on his own for the first time in a while along with the heroic return of Nettie and Essie is a great, great issue.

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9.3
The Multiversity: Mastermen #1

Feb 18, 2015

The Multiversity: Mastermen #1 is the story of the world where the Nazis won with Overman as their secret weapon and the guilt that builds within him over the years. An outstanding issue.

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7.0
The New 52: Futures End #13

Aug 1, 2014

Futures End #13 is not a good comic book issue. Its messy, nothing important happens, readers are treated with respect by still being kept in the dark 13 issues later. It is backed by a team of incredibly talented writers, which leads me to believe that the amount of editorial oversight and plot points they are beholden to are directly responsible for the mediocre quality of Futures End #13. There is really nothing that I can recommend to you about it even if youre just looking for some more Tim Drake.

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4.0
The Returning #1

Mar 19, 2014

If you like zombie stories that arent quite zombie stories and youre looking for an easy read to fill your comics experience and have exhausted all other avenues then The Returning #1 might be for you. If you are anything other than that there is little of report from this issue and you had might as well pick up something else.

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5.3
The Woods #4

Aug 13, 2014

The Woods #4 will be enjoyed by readers who already have context and are fans of the series. It's not a great jumping on point and it's not a great issue.

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9.0
Thor (2014) #4

Feb 3, 2015

Thor #4 pits male and female Thor against each other, giving the villains a chance to scheme all in epic art.

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8.7
Thor (2014) #5

Feb 15, 2015

Thor #5 shows us anger in Asgardia and empathy on Midgard with some lovely art from a fill in artist.

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10
Thor (2014) #6

Mar 13, 2015

Thor #6 steps deeper into the mystery of female Thor's identity framed with beautiful art … even in the moments that bow to the Cinematic Universe's continuity.

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7.8
Thor (2014) Annual #1

Mar 3, 2015

The Thor Annual #1 has one really shining moment in a 34 page issue, but the art is solid across the board.

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9.5
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #4

Sep 5, 2014

I didn't know that Tiny Titans was an amazing series or that Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #4 would bring as much joy to my reading experience as it did. You can read it without the context of previous issues, it looks amazing and Baltazar and Franco know the characters they are working with better than some other writers working on their main titles over in the DCU proper.

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9.0
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #6

Nov 11, 2014

Once again, Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #6 is an incredibly well-conceived issue, amazing rendered by a team working to the best of their abilities. The story is charming and true to the characters that inhabit this particular series. Shame on you if you're not already reading Tiny Titans.

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5.0
Trish Out Of Water #4

Jan 31, 2014

Comic books are often criticized for being too convoluted, but Trish Out of Water #4 (heck, the entire run to this point), could use some convolution. Even the art, its singular asset, is problematic and peppered with secondary characters that are damn near impossible to tell apart, and leaves me with no choice but to heartily recommend that you leave this book sitting on the rack where it belongs.

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6.0
Uncanny #6

Feb 17, 2014

There is almost nothing about the events of Uncanny #6 that inspires further reading and certainly not following up with the second arch. Although I am loathe to admit it, I think the adventures of pseudo-mutant and oft-conman Dominic Weaver are better left on the rack.

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9.5
Wayward #2

Sep 25, 2014

Wayward #2 gives readers more world building, a new character, more reach to Rori's power and a deeper characterization of our heroine. It is no less compelling than the first issue, utterly beautiful and only $2.99. This issue is great for readers who like a female protagonist and urban fantasy, but ought to be read by everyone.

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9.0
Wayward #4

Nov 30, 2014

Wayward #4 is an awesome issue and the series is helmed by two creators who know exactly what they are doing and how they want events to play out. You're doing yourself a disservice not picking it up.

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9.0
Wayward #6

Mar 25, 2015

Wayward #6 takes all the elements from Ohara's fantasy world and presents her with the danger of them in a great jumping on point to this series.

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7.5
We Can Never Go Home #1

Mar 28, 2015

We Can Never Go Home #1 ends with its two teenage leads concluding that the title is true. It's a good, but not stunning debut issue.

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8.0
Weird Love #1

May 21, 2014

Weird #1 is for the type of people who enjoy watching Plan 9 From Outer Space and/or The Room repeatedly, for those who find joy in times past and the products that came out of them of potentially questionable quality. At $3.99 the 40+ pages are a steal and certain to make you laugh. So, why not?

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6.0
Wild's End #1

Sep 20, 2014

Teen Dog and Wild's End are two very different series that just happen to feature anthropomorphic animals. While I'm pretty on the fence about both after the first issues, I am curious to see which directions they take. For Wild's End, it appears as if it will be very dark. For Teen Dog, it will potentially very radical.

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8.0
Wildfire #2

Jul 21, 2014

Yes, you will have to read every issue in this series in order to appreciate the full weight of the events taking place. Yes, its still early in the series. Yes, you can go out and get Wildfire #2 right now and you really, really should.

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8.8
Wolf Moon #4

Mar 7, 2015

Wolf Moon #4 raises the stakes and puts a lot of pressure on Dillon, while at the same time offering him an ally in an issue that is as scary as it is stunning.

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6.0
Wynter #1

Jun 10, 2014

Do you love Cyberpunk? Then you should probably give Wynter #1 a go. It hits a lot of the beats readers have come to expect from the genre, though not always with the most finesse. This issue is cheaper than your average comic book and, for the most part, it looks good. If this genre is outside of your typical comic book reading Im not sure Wynter #1 is the best place to jump in for a lot of the reasons I just stated.

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10
Zodiac Starforce #1

Aug 3, 2015

Zodiac Starforce #1 is a bright, brilliant debut issue of what promises to be an exciting new series. It's lots of fun and smarter than one may expect. Well worth picking up.

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