Atlee Greene's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Forces Of Geek, Midnight Logic Reviews: 840
8.3Avg. Review Rating

8.0
47 Ronin #1

Nov 12, 2012

The cover of the book kind of makes you think the story has some tie-in to Usagi Yojimbo with Sakai's name on the cover but that is not to be.  The collaborative of the creative team suggests this is a passion project they have been working on for some time and they hit the mark with their first effort.

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7.0
Abe Sapien #2

May 6, 2013

This series had the potential of being a one hit wonder but I'm happy to report the second installment is just as enjoyable as the first issue.

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10
Action Comics (2011) #3

Nov 4, 2011

The thought of Clark living in a messy one room apartment with people hating and fearing Superman bothers me. Seeing it through the eyes of Grant Morrison gave me the opposite feeling because it was done in a way where you feel there is still hope for this strange new visitor to prove himself. John Corben's ascension to becoming Metallo comes to fruition and Lex Luthor is in league with an alien threat, believed to be Braniac, who has Earth's destruction in mind. Seeing him struggle with his personal life and crime fighting gig makes it easier to relate to him because like the real world, things are not easy.

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8.4
Action Comics (2011) #4

Dec 12, 2011

Less is more most of the time but in Grant Morrison's storytelling it appears to be the exception to the rule.

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9.6
Action Comics (2011) #5

Jan 9, 2012

Sholly Fisch also wrote a heart warming short story chronicling the trials and tribulations that Jonathan and Martha Kent went through to have a child. The art and writing made you root for them from the moment they said "I do" until the night where their little bundle fell from the sky. It was kind of sad in a way, since they are dead in the new universe, so the only time we are going to see them is during flashback scenes and this is probably the most of them we will see.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #6

Feb 3, 2012

The saving grace of this book is the backup story by Sholly Fisch that shows Clark's last days in Smallville containing a lot of memories with his parents, Jonathan and Martha in their home on the farm. The entire thing was an emotional roller-coaster that beautiful, sad, nostalgic and promising.

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8.4
Action Comics (2011) #18

Mar 25, 2013

The book is more than worth its $4.99 price tag because it is stories like this swan song that make you believe you are truly reading the exploits of Earth's greatest hero.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #19

Apr 9, 2013

There was no Sholly Fisch backup story which was usually the best part of the book. Honestly, as much as it might be missed, it was not required as everything is straight forward. While I worry about future installments due to the creative shake up, this issue is something Superman fans can be proud of.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #35

Oct 6, 2014

"This happens right as Lois makes her most passionate argument in the article. I've been very critical about the New 52 and its run of Superman comic books. However, this was a nice surprise. Instead of fighting random creatures that give the Man of Steel a "run for his money" in a half hazard attempt to make" him more vulnerable, Greg Pak gives us a great story that puts everything into perspective as to whether or not the world needs Superman. Yes, this subject has been done before"," but it's the non-heavy handed approach that was much appreciated.

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8.4
Age of Ultron #1

Mar 11, 2013

Earlier promotional material advertised last October was the kick off to this event. Good things come to those who wait and if the rumors regarding a major universal shift change are true, we are in for one hell of a ride!

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8.0
Age of Ultron #2

Mar 18, 2013

Ray gun shenanigans puts our clawed hero in quite the predicament as a child's life hangs in the balance.

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8.4
Age of Ultron #5

Apr 15, 2013

We've reached the half-way point of this mega event and now that the gauntlet has been thrown down, things will no doubt get very interesting.

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9.0
Age of Ultron #6

Apr 22, 2013

With four issues left, the light speed pace of this event looks to produce a big finale, especially if the rumors regarding the tenth and final issue are true.

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7.0
Age of Ultron #8

May 20, 2013

Stark insists that Pym could have found an alternative solution, which is quite the contrast to what he suggested before Wolverine messed up space and time. So far, this series has been getting mixed reviews. No matter what side of the fence you stand on, it's hard to look away from all action in Age of Ultron.

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5.0
Age of Ultron #10

Jun 24, 2013

All in all, Age of Ultron came out swinging and ended on a less than stellar note due to putting the titular character in a supporting role and mainly getting us excited for something that ultimately has more sizzle than steak.

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8.0
Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1

Oct 13, 2014

This issue was extremely well done across the board and instead of being disappointed that I didn't see the big fight, I walked away extremely satisfied because it made want to see the two monsters lock horns even more. Fans of both franchises will enjoy this book and it also new reader friendly to those who haven't read the companion Fire and Stone titles.

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6.0
Aliens: Fire and Stone #2

Nov 3, 2014

Overall, this isn't the strongest issue in the series, but it does enough to maintain the level of excitement this series had produced thus far.

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9.6
All-New X-Men #2

Dec 3, 2012

The overall story goes beyond these pivotal moments as the world is on the brink of a mutant revolution.

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8.0
All-New X-Men #8

Mar 11, 2013

Kitty Pryde and Iceman have a hilarious mock conversation in the shadows of some serious banter between chat Beast and Captain America. What makes this series tick is its ability to make every single element matter while being highly enjoyable.

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7.0
All-New X-Men #32

Sep 22, 2014

Bendis establishes an enjoyable and perilous tone setting up the characters against threats that they think they know but in this case, they really don't.

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9.6
Amala's Blade #4

Aug 5, 2013

The response to this series has been overwhelmingly positive so I think it's safe to say Amala will be back. For my money, it can't happen soon enough.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #670

Sep 30, 2011

The writers have done a great job at keeping an exciting and interesting pace as every book is a must read in this event. There was less color in this issue then the previous parts which is understandable since everyone is starting to look the same. My only gripe is there seems to be little to no concern from people who have not changed yet. I mean wouldn't you be afraid if you saw everyone you know going through a horrible transformation and say “Damn, what if that happens to me?”

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #672

Oct 28, 2011

While nothing was set in stone for the next issue, the seeds were planted for some future developments that fans won't want to miss.

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8.4
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #673

Nov 4, 2011

Just as Spidey is feeling as blue as his tights, once again, Mary Jane reminds him of how great he is and gives him the strength that only she can provide. This makes me want them to get back together even more but for now, it is more compelling if they are not together.

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8.4
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #674

Nov 18, 2011

Two more Spider-Man bad guys enter the fray and it appears Dan Slott is setting the stage for a reunion that will be detrimental to the web crawler.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #675

Dec 12, 2011

Dan Slott's streak continues with another fantastic outing.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #676

Dec 26, 2011

There is a lot of hype on the next issue of ASM with a new story arc involving Daredevil. This is an issue that will not get lost in the scuffle.

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8.4
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #677

Jan 16, 2012

This issue was Part One of a two issue story arc titled “Devil and the Details and Part Two will take place in Daredevil #8 next week.

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9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #678

Jan 20, 2012

This was my pick of the week until I read Batman and that is not a slight at all. Overall, this book reeks of awesomeness and the ending guarantees your next appointment in February.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #679

Feb 3, 2012

Still, he doesn't stop Bad Tuesday and with no options left, he meets M.J. for a bite to eat until something in the conversation brings about a revelation and Peter arrives at the Horizon labs just in time to make Bad Tuesday a thing of the past. The script was convoluted but I still enjoyed it. I don't know if that's a good thing or if it makes me weird but at least the art maintained its vibrant nature that has been a staple of this current run.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #679.1

Feb 20, 2012

Uatu was the star of the story and I don't think we have seen the last of him either.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #681

Mar 12, 2012

Sholly Fisch provides another Steel back-up story which shows him cleaning up Metropolis while the big guy is out of town. What I truly enjoy about Rags Morales' artwork is when you arrive at the panel of a page layout where there is a shocking reveal; Morales captures these moments with an essence that is few and far between in comic books today.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #682

Mar 26, 2012

Solid issue over all that promises good things to come.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #683

Apr 9, 2012

Oh yeah, The Avengers vs. Sinister Six is pretty cool too!

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #688

Jul 2, 2012

If you are on Twitter, I'd recommended following him as he converses with fans on a regular basis.

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9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #692

Aug 27, 2012

Now, I wonder what he wished for when he blew out the candles on his cake?

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #699

Dec 10, 2012

Dan Slott's way out is anything but cheap and at the same time, it leaves you thinking “Why didn't I think of that?” This is a must for any Spider-Man fan and remember, issue #699.1 will be released before the dramatic finale.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #9

Nov 10, 2014

The overall strength in this issue lies in the fact that it is a crossover event with a purpose that has real stakes involved for the protagonists. The ending makes for a fascinating turn which should bring about some craziness in the weeks and months ahead.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #10

Nov 24, 2014

Olivier Coipel's artwork is always on point and truly shines in making distinguishing all of the Spider-Men so it's not a chore to tell them all apart. This book has a lot of moving parts that are easy to keep track of which produces a fun read that is about to heat up.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #11

Dec 15, 2014

Sounds kind of silly but the humor coupled with the high stakes involved made the moment worth wild. I think it was time to increase the danger for our wall crawlers because having nowhere to hide will create even more tension as this event progresses. ASM #11 covers a lot of ground while setting up bigger things on the horizon.

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8.0
America's Got Powers #2

Jun 4, 2012

I can't wait to see what Ross has in store for the series as it captivates your attention in a way that makes you want to throw your money down. While the art is pretty decent, the interesting plot is what makes this series tick. I would highly recommend to pick up issue one if you haven't read it yet.

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8.0
Angel & Faith Season 9 #7

Mar 5, 2012

Christos Gage provides a dark and thrilling story that reads like you're watching the TV series. Rebekah Isaacs' work reminded me of the Tales of the Crypt comics and sets the appropriate tone for what the story is trying to accomplish.

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8.0
Animal Man #12

Aug 6, 2012

Buddy's fight against the Rot is more personal than any other fight going on in the DC Universe. His son is sick and his family is in danger as they fight alongside their super-powered father. Part two of this story arc takes place in Swamp Thing #12 also released this past week.

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10
Ant-Man #1

Jan 12, 2015

Spencer and company have put together a great first installment that firmly establishes the hero's motivation which will play a key role in everything that occurs going forward. Those who never heard of Ant-Man and are jonesing for more information after watching the trailer would be well-served to pick up this book.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #1

Sep 30, 2011

Great first issue that makes me excited to see what is next since you know The Trench are bound bring Aquaman back to Atlantis.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #2

Oct 28, 2011

The story is told at such a fast pace that I thought it was cut short for the Batman Noel preview until I went back and counted the pages. The artwork nicely captures the Trench attack on the fishing harbor. The colors and the gruesome purple sledge coming of their mouth looks like a scene out of a horror movie. The book will suck the reader in from the opening panel and peak your interest until the last page.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #4

Jan 3, 2012

The end of the book treats us to a sneak peek at the big story arc set for 2012 which is the secrecy revolving around what caused Atlantis to fall into the ocean.

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8.4
Aquaman (2011) #6

Feb 27, 2012

This quickly transitions into a series of altercations that makes her question what Aquaman sees in people. The art and script went hand-in-hand on presenting Mera as a badass who is not to be trifled with.

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8.4
Aquaman (2011) #7

Apr 2, 2012

It's been said plenty of times and I'll say it again; Geoff Johns has made Aquaman cool again. Even if the story sucked, the art makes this book a must own.

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8.4
Aquaman (2011) #8

Apr 30, 2012

While she is loyal to her husband and obeys the kings authority, his safety is paramount to her and she will defy any decree and break any bones necessary in order to maintain Aquaman's safety.

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7.0
Aquaman (2011) #9

May 29, 2012

The ending of this issue changes the dynamic between the hero and the villain forever.

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7.0
Aquaman (2011) #10

Jul 2, 2012

Again, this sounds like a harsh criticism but it is not at all because I can't get mad at my star player when they hit a triple instead their usual grand slam.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #11

Jul 30, 2012

The art is solid as usual and shows it's strength in the hidden chamber where an unknown eighth relic is discovered.

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8.4
Aquaman (2011) #16

Feb 4, 2013

James Tyrion continues to impress with his story of a cast away Talon looking to strike back at the Court of Owls.

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7.0
Aquaman (2011) #19

May 6, 2013

The book ends with a pretty big reveal, while the stage is set for The Others to return next month.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #21

Jul 1, 2013

Aquaman swims in the coldest and darkest water he has ever been in while searching for the Scavenger as submarines surround an unsuspecting Atlantis. This book is a tidal wave of fun for all and it serves as a major development in the arc.

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8.0
Arkham Manor #1

Oct 27, 2014

These are the questions presented in this debut issue and with Shawn Crystal's dark brooding imagery, things are only going to get more intriguing.

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7.0
Armor Hunters: Aftermath #1

Oct 6, 2014

I would recommend this book to anyone who hasn't indulged themselves in the world of Valiant and is looking for something new and to catch them up on what they missed.

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8.0
Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1

Aug 4, 2014

I'm completely sold on this series and as a result, it's time for me to do a lot of make-up reading and discover what I've been missing.

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7.0
Astonishing X-Men #50

May 29, 2012

This is issue that leads to the gay marriage that everyone is talking about. In my opinion, kudos to Marvel for this incredible step forward.

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4.0
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #2

Oct 20, 2014

While Remender is able to convey the gravity of the intense situation our heroes face, it falls a little flat while yearning to be much more. Crossover events are supposed to highlight many characters instead of focusing on the small handful. This is not the worst book in the world, but with two issues in, I expected more from Marvel's big event.

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2.0
Avengers (2010) #21

Jan 20, 2012

There are a crap load of Avengers books but how many times can you release an issue where the team it taken out and pulls out the hail mary finish at the last minute. After awhile, it starts to get boring and not worth $3.99 for a weak story. If you not convinced just look at the cover. This issue all month was hyped as Storm's debut with the Avenger's and she appears in only two pages and she is out cold in both of them. Trust me, don't believe the hype.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #23

Mar 5, 2012

Some feel the Avengers are watered down since every resident super hero is a member. While that bugs me at times, there is nothing watered down about this issue and you will find you made an excellent choice by picking it up.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #24.1

Apr 2, 2012

The art in this issue left me scratching my head as it felt like it was trying to accomplish two different things when there was only one story being told. It's a good issue to pick up if you haven't read the Avengers in a while or you want to know where things stand before Avengers vs. X-Men begins.

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8.0
Avengers (2010) #25

Apr 23, 2012

It's even better if you are siding with the X-Men because the story examines Steve Rogers at his core and kinda makes you re-think what side you are on.

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8.4
Avengers (2010) Annual #1

Jan 9, 2012

The sheer look of shock and horror on Beast's face in response to the question was superbly depicted by Gabrielle Dell'Otto. This is a continuation of what began in the New Avengers Annual in September.  I could not say enough good things about that book and this issue is no exception.   

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8.4
Avengers (2012) #5

Feb 11, 2013

Jonathan Hickman's version of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is all about the adventure and Adam Kubert's sensational art drives the point home. Isabel, an Iowa farm girl, becomes the first human to join the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.  Opening flashback scenes of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers' initiative of an increased Avenger presence serves as a reminder that this is a different world we live in and that threats are more dangerous than ever before.

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8.4
Avengers (2012) #7

Mar 11, 2013

This is a different kind of tale and you may just enjoy it. What happens in this giant space resort, stays in this giant space resort.

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8.0
Avengers Academy #21

Nov 7, 2011

New characters are brought into the fold and the ending will make you want to come back for more.

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8.0
Avengers Academy #22

Nov 23, 2011

No complaints with the art and the colors reminded me of the Avengers cartoon. The writing is solid all-around and provided a little bit of everything for comic book fans to enjoy.

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7.0
Avengers Arena #1

Dec 17, 2012

You don't know if this is meant to be a long term series with the 30 day timeline or a cheap way to get rid of some characters that will probably come back anyways.

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8.0
Avengers Assemble #3

May 14, 2012

Not too complicated of a story but that doesn't stop it from being a fun read.

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9.0
Avengers Assemble #14AU

Apr 15, 2013

That can be attributed to the plethora of questions that still need to be answered, but Al Ewing's entertaining script nicely fills in some of the blanks.

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8.0
Avengers Assemble #15AU

May 13, 2013

This means hacking into Ultron is a ridiculously huge step up but he is up to the task. Butch Guice's character work is stunning and really brings life to the book as a whole and Frank D'Armata polished coloring is the cherry on top. As we learn more about what's happened to the super heroes of the Marvel Universe, it pretty safe to say these tie-in issues are more than holding up their end in relaying that information.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #0

Apr 2, 2012

I just hope it's better that Fear Itself.

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #1

Apr 9, 2012

Overall, this a highly entertaining book that everyone should get their hands on.

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9.6
Avengers Vs. X-Men #2

Apr 23, 2012

Laura Martin's bold coloring is the icing on the cake that just makes the pencil work come to life.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #3

May 7, 2012

He not only depicted the tension and respect between the two, but one shot in a particular panel with Cap caving in Logan's face with his shield made me touch my face to see if I had suffered any damage.

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8.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #5

Jun 11, 2012

The finale of this issue produces the mother of all endings that will make issue six a most anticipated affair.

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8.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #7

Jul 9, 2012

Now the X-Men are in control and it's hard to see if the Avengers will ever be the same.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #8

Jul 23, 2012

Especially, with Spider-Man being the sole character on the cover of the next issue. It has a last man standing kind of feel and if that is the case, how can Spidey do it alone?

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9.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #9

Aug 6, 2012

This well-written intense drama will captivate your imagination for the entire 32 pages. I thought the series had reached its bench mark until I grabbed this off the rack. With three chapters left, everyone should be excited to see what happens next.

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8.4
Avengers Vs. X-Men #11

Sep 17, 2012

I'm not going to spoil that, but what I will say is that the winner's gain could change the entire landscape of the Marvel universe.

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8.0
Avengers World #16

Dec 15, 2014

Avengers World has been a hit or miss title over the last twelve months, but this installment does a lot to make things interesting, while fully taking advantage of the main angle in place.

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8.4
Avengers: X-Sanction #1

Dec 19, 2011

Overall, the book contained a lot of action and easy art and script to follow. Cable's inner thoughts drive the story because there is more narration than dialog which is Jeph Loeb's trademark. Nothing about Ed McGuinness's work in this issue was new or epic. He did a nice job of following the tone of the story which is that time is of the essence. The ending makes you want to come back for more next month and there are some hints as to how the big event next year might pan out.

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7.0
Avengers: X-Sanction #2

Jan 9, 2012

This is clearly a preamble to the Avengers vs. X-Men event which is plenty entertaining to whet your appetite until the beatings begin in the Spring.

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8.0
Avengers: X-Sanction #4

Mar 26, 2012

And of course, excellent visuals from Ed McGuinness that shine during the most important scenes.

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9.0
AVX: Consequences #1

Oct 15, 2012

I wonder if this series has the juice to remain important during its limited run but it is off to an amazing start.

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8.0
AVX: VS #1

Apr 30, 2012

It's going to be hard to make every issue of this series interesting and thought provoking but don't let that stop you from enjoying a fantastic first installment.

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8.0
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engine #3

Jul 23, 2012

This book presents another one of those creative teams that are perfectly in sync with each other.

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9.0
Baltimore: The Infernal Train #1

Sep 9, 2013

If capes and cowls are not for you and you are tired of the vampire thing, this is a must read because it's brought so much more to the table than you could imagine.

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9.6
Baltimore: The Play One-Shot #1

Dec 3, 2012

He is the standard for a tale such as this and his work enhances every panel on every page. In a world where capes and cowls dominate the market, this type of story could be lost on some people. Those who will try anything once are in for a real treat while those who are familiar with the series will be impressed to no end.

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9.0
Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1

Aug 4, 2014

While the reappearance of Baltimore's arch nemesis Haigus is always something to anticipate, I think The Witch of Harju will give everyone involved more trouble than they can handle and then some. That sucks for someone living in 1920's Estonia but cool for comic book fanboys everywhere.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #3

Nov 15, 2011

Not too much action but more character development than anything else. I'm not complaining though. This was necessary to help fill in the blanks in the new 52.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #0

Sep 17, 2012

While these moments jumble up Bat-continuity even more, they were still powerful moments to witness.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #1

Sep 23, 2011

Snyder's script hooked you from the first word balloon and the art work is just right. Bruce, Dick, Jason, Damien, Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Bullock all look younger and we get a glimpse of what the villains look like. The Joker seems to be the top bad guy in town while the Riddler now has a green Mohawk shaped as a question mark. The story seems to be current because the GCPD works with Batman unlike Detective Comics where the police are hunting him down. Very good first issue and I can't wait to see how the evidence pans out next month.

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10
Batman (2011) #2

Oct 21, 2011

This issue is what the Dark Knight is all about. Scott Snyder's work in this series is engaging, insightful and clever. Gotham City is just as important a character as Batman himself. The artwork is presented with painstaking detail. Readers should expect this series to get better and better with each issue.

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8.4
Batman (2011) #3

Nov 18, 2011

The conclusion of the book ends with a chilling boom that perfectly displays the danger in store for Batman.

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10
Batman (2011) #5

Jan 20, 2012

As you read the book, you get to a page layout where you have to turn the book left side up to make sense of it all. When you turn from that layout, the next page is upside down which looks like a mistake. You naturally turn it right side up to examine the page thinking you are correctly holding the book again. As you continue to read, it takes you a minute to realize that you're reading the previous pages over again, thus, experiencing and sharing the mental madness Batman is going through. The ingenuity of it all was simple and brilliant. The art work is in sync with the story almost more than any other comic book I have read in quite sometime. Even this early in the year, Snyder's number 5 has all the makings to be the single best issue of the year.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #6

Feb 20, 2012

Capullo's art work captured this moment brilliantly as Batman looked as big as the Hulk, which is obviously a mental depiction of how mad he was since we all know he is not really that big. The price is going up a dollar in May with eight more pages of Bat-Insanity to sink our teeth into.

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10
Batman (2011) #7

Mar 26, 2012

The games are over and the Court takes flight to begin their reign of terror.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #8

Apr 23, 2012

The Court of Owls are the best new villains to be introduced into the world of DC Comics since the reboot. Others that have made their debut have been more or less cookie cutter variety but there are just layers upon layers of depth that you can sink your teeth into with the Owls.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #10

Jun 18, 2012

The creative team brilliantly laid this out as the suspense rose with each turn of the page. In the end, Lincoln being Bruce's brother could all be a ruse. However, the events in the back up story “The Fall of the House of Wayne” makes it difficult to believe the vengeance filled March is lying.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #11

Jul 16, 2012

It will be interesting to see what the August and September's #0 issue will bring since The Joker will makes his return to the series in October.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #12

Aug 13, 2012

Kudos to everyone involved for their work on another great issue and hopefully Becky Cloonan will make another visit to Gotham soon.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #12

Aug 13, 2012

Kudos to everyone involved for their work on another great issue and hopefully Becky Cloonan will make another visit to Gotham soon.

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10
Batman (2011) #13

Oct 15, 2012

The entire Bat-Family, and even Harley Quinn, are intimidated and on high alert as things are about to get very interesting.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #14

Nov 19, 2012

It's a cliffhanger for sure because you don't know for sure if he is bluffing or just playing mind games with The Dark Knight.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #15

Dec 17, 2012

Not being rattled, in the slightest by The Jokers antics while locked up in Arkham Asylum paints the green menace in treacherous light and he will no doubt; bring The Dark Knight some serious problems in the future.

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9.6
Batman (2011) #15

Dec 17, 2012

Instead of the dangerous riddles we are accustomed to; it is his intelligence that Tynion brings to the forefront. Not being rattled, in the slightest by The Joker's antics while locked up in Arkham Asylum paints the green menace in treacherous light and he will no doubt; bring The Dark Knight some serious problems in the future.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #17

Feb 18, 2013

I'm sure I speak for all comic book fans when I say that the sky's the limit for this creative team. If you do not read this mega event, then you are doing yourself a huge disservice.

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8.4
Batman (2011) #18

Mar 18, 2013

Andy Kubert steps in for Greg Capullo in the art department and draws a ravaged Batman combing the streets of Gotham as he hasn't attended to a single injury, or fixed the holes and rips in his costume. While the next big tale in the Batman universe has already been announced, Scott Snyder proves he can do no wrong when the title of his book starts with the word "Bat".

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8.4
Batman (2011) #20

May 13, 2013

James Tynion's Batman and Superman backup story concludes as the duo fights a will o' the wisp demon. It was nothing fancy but it was enjoyable to read. With “Year Zero" right around the corner, Snyder and company prove this series is highly compelling under any circumstances.

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8.0
Batman (2011) #23

Aug 20, 2013

I would be inclined to agree with that argument, but the little details that Snyder injects into this arc makes it too intriguing to pass up.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #34

Aug 18, 2014

Zero Year had some hits and misses along the way, but I think it's always a good proposition to have the main Bat title telling stories in the present.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #35

Oct 13, 2014

Creepy is the only word needed to describe James Tynion IV backup tale and Kelly Jones' artwork is an eerie sight to behold. I often wonder when Scott Snyder and company will be unable to top themselves and the first installment of Endgame looks like that won't happen anytime soon.

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10
Batman (2011) #38

Feb 2, 2015

The fact that Batman has to seek counsel alone lends credibility to Joker's story. The who in this equation augments the investigation to the nth degree and will conjure up endless possibilities of the finality of End Game.

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9.6
Batman and Robin (2011) #0

Sep 17, 2012

It is their relationship that takes center stage throughout the issue and it's revealing to see how Damian became the person he is today. In my opinion, the only zero issues that have really shed any real light on the past are the Batman titles and this is another prime example of the zero concept done right.

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9.6
Batman and Robin (2011) #0

Sep 17, 2012

It is their relationship that takes center stage throughout the issue and its revealing to see how Damian became the person he is today. In my opinion, the only zero issues that have really shed any real light on the past are the Batman titles and this is another prime example of the zero concept done right.

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9.6
Batman and Robin (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

It truly showed that Bruce has turned a corner where as before, he would have beaten someone up at the drop of a hat. A new villain enters the fray and as he takes out the Batman of Moscow he sets his sights on Bruce Wayne. The creative duo of Tomasi and Gleason makes a new, yet familiar story refreshing. The artwork makes you feel that you are part of the adventure. Bottom line, this book was pure fun to read.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #2

Oct 18, 2011

Tomasi's writing of Damien is unique because he is a complete badass which we all love but you sometimes wish Bruce would smack him upside his head. The best piece of art work in the book is when Damien breaks the neck of a bat with a one handed no look catch in response to Bruce complimenting him on his performance.

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8.4
Batman and Robin (2011) #3

Nov 15, 2011

Two scenes come to mind that exhibit how awesome Patrick Gleason's work is. Robin confronts two criminals and one of them mocks "the little kid in the costume" and pulls out an iPhone for a photo opportunity, only for the Boy Wonder to slug him right in the face. Another is a two page spread where Batman jumps from the Batwing and into the alley in order to help Damian as you see the plane positioned near the moon and the coloring of the night sky made it all that much better. This book gets better with every issue and I'm looking forward to #4.

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9.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #4

Dec 19, 2011

Gleason and Gray's artwork was entertaining and does a great job of conveying the darkness of the situation. What makes this book really standout is that you never know what Damien is going to do. He is smarter than most adults but he is also more immature than most kids and he is a trained assassin with the urge to kill. You can throw logic out the window when trying to figure him out and that is the draw to this story.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #6

Feb 13, 2012

The last page shows an extremely angry Batman when he hears something while on a pursuit.

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9.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #7

Mar 19, 2012

Damian has been the star but this is the Batman we have been waiting to see in this series.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #8

Apr 16, 2012

Will Damien kill again and if so, how many times will Bruce let him get away with it before he has to do something radical?

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #10

Jun 18, 2012

There is a side story involving a plot to kill Batman but it's very boring and easy to ignore considering it's a plot to kill Batman. The Court of Owls took Batman to his limit in Snyder's Batman series so any other threat toward the Dark Knight seems idle at best.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #11

Jul 16, 2012

Yes, there is stuff going on with Batman too but it's not nearly as exciting as the battle of the Robins.

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9.6
Batman and Robin (2011) #15

Dec 17, 2012

While Scott Snyder is getting all of the props for his Joker portrayal, Peter Tomasi holds his own in that department while producing another exciting chapter in this sprawling story.

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10
Batman and Robin (2011) #19

Apr 15, 2013

Despite what you see on the cover, Carrie Kelley presence in this story doesn't suggest in the slightest that she will be the next Robin. Still, she was an important part of the story as her connection to Damian pretty much guarantees we haven't seen the last of her. I don't want to spoil what her character brings to the table, but it creates a wow factor that opens up a whirlwind of possibilities while creating more questions at the same time. Tomasi and Gleason deserve a standing ovation for their spectacular work on this book as it is a crescendo of action and superb storytelling.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #35

Oct 20, 2014

It's about Damian, it always has been. Even after Damian died and various villains took his spot on the marquee, Batman was trying to, in his own way, fill a void in his life. Now with that loss seemingly about to be found again, Tomasi is having Batman walk a very slippery slope.

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10
Batman and Robin (2011) #37

Dec 22, 2014

The first couple of pages takes the story from zero to sixty and delivers loads of fun that never lets up. If the rumors are true and Damien does indeed have super powers, this is going to bring a whole new element to the series since Bruce could barely control the powerless version of his son.

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9.0
Batman and Robin (2011) Annual #1

Feb 4, 2013

Carlos M. Mangual's lettering carried a strong presence as it relates to Damian since the pint size hero's Batman impersonation reminds you more of Batboy than the Dark Knight. In my humble opinion, annuals suck. This one, however, is exceptional and the best one released in DC Comics new 52.

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9.6
Batman Incorporated #1

May 29, 2012

Pick of the week? Hell, this could be pick of the year!

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9.0
Batman Incorporated #2

Jul 2, 2012

This one was razor close to being my pick of the week.

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8.4
Batman Incorporated #3

Aug 27, 2012

Was this book worth the wait? The answer is a resounding yes.

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8.4
Batman Incorporated #4

Oct 29, 2012

It's just fun to look at and it looks the way a comic book should look.

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8.0
Batman Incorporated #8

Mar 5, 2013

Its weird that I kind of felt bad for her considering she is responsible for her sons death. We all have come accustomed to the death and resurrection cycle in comic books. Still, we rush out and buy a copy because it will be worth a lot of money someday. Im not passing judgment since I did the same exact thing but it makes you think about what we look for in our comics. Do we want well written and well drawn material, or just shocking events that will get people talking? The bottom line: If you are a collector then you should grab one and if not, check it out for the sake of being in the loop.

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8.0
Batman Incorporated #9

Apr 1, 2013

Morrison masterfully and slowly elevates tension because likewe'veseen in the past, eventually, Batman is going to snap and take his vengeance. Knowing that this incident hits home more than any before it makes the tension more abundant for the reader. With three issues left on Grant Morrisons run on this series, there is little doubt that heads are going to roll like never before and we all get a front row seat

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8.4
Batman/Superman (2013) #1

Jul 1, 2013

Initially, I wasn't sure if Jae Lee's artwork was right for this story, but I was wrong. Lee presents a dramatically epic feel that would only work with characters of this magnitude. Besides the confusing ending, which I hope is cleared up in the next issue, Batman/Superman looks like a surefire winner for DC Comics and fans everywhere.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #18

Jan 26, 2015

The ending has a silver-age flair that should create an interesting dynamic going forward. I don't think I could have asked for more with this book.

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7.0
Batman: Damned #1

Sep 19, 2018

This first issue of Batman: Damned, from a narrative perspective, over promises and under delivers in regards to DC's Black Label format. The artwork, on the other hand, is a gripping visual experience that is worth the price of admission and might have worked better as a silent film on the printed page.

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8.0
Batman: Damned #2

Dec 14, 2018

It was a better outing, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.

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10
Batman: Earth One #1

Jul 9, 2012

In this world, the caped crusader has a similar stance on murder, until he realizes you can't have rules in a city that doesn't play by them. My only complaint is that the book actually had to end because I was enthralled from beginning to end.

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9.0
Batman: Li'l Gotham #1

Nov 5, 2012

This is the first of a series of digital comics that will be released around the holidays and this Bat-fan will be back on turkey day!

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8.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #6

Feb 27, 2012

In my opinion, this series is the weakest of the four Batman books currently in circulation. This issue was a great step in the right direction as it appears to be finding its own identity.

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8.0
Battle Scars #6

Apr 30, 2012

Marvel will get lots of new readers with The Avengers movie coming out this week, so it makes sense for this interpretation.  Regardless of how you feel about this decision from the Marvel brain trust, this is one of those issues that you will want to add to your collection because it is a huge character shift that will have a major impact on events to come.

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8.4
Battlestar Galactica (2013) #1

May 21, 2013

The possibilities of which rabbit hole this could go down was fun to explore. Ultimately, they go down a different avenue than whatwas unexpected and that made me immediately excited for the next issue.

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8.0
Battlestar Galactica (2013) #1

May 20, 2013

Ultimately, they go down a different avenue than what was unexpected and that made me immediately excited for the next issue.

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9.0
Batwoman #2

Oct 18, 2011

There has been some criticism about Kate's sexual orientation. Public opinion of the issue aside, I liked that her and the detective's interest in each other was not this over done girls gone wild type of moment. It felt as normal as can be and the thought of seeing a gay couple on the panels never entered my mind. While this is a book in the “Bat-Family”, it has a different feel to it as the only thing that reminds me it's a Bat book is the red bat on her costume.

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8.4
Batwoman #6

Feb 13, 2012

There were a lot of cooks in the kitchen on this one and they all helped to produce an exquisite blend of art and story.

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8.4
Batwoman #13

Oct 22, 2012

This series is truly a cut above most titles in the DC Comics catalog.

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9.6
Batwoman #24

Oct 21, 2013

The imagery is not only enticing, but is also drawn differently than other books featuring the other Bat characters because it truly shows Gotham from a similar, but different, perspective of Kane. The bottom line is that you need to buy this issue, and the next one as well, if you want to know how the main event turns out.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1

Jun 11, 2012

Minutemen is the perfect choice to kick off this event since we saw and heard quite a bit about the masked heroes of old. Is it enthralling enough to make you change your mind if you cursed the ground that DC Comics walks on for green lighting this? Probably not. If you are able to read this with an open mind, you will see how good this book is and gain an appreciation for the creative talents of Darwyn Cooke.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2

Jul 16, 2012

Damn, this is a busy week for sad endings in comic books.

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9.0
Before Watchmen: Moloch #1

Nov 12, 2012

His use of illusion starts off heartfelt but turns lethal in the face or torment and ridicule. Moloch's rise to criminality is similar to that of The Penguin. While Gotham City can be unforgiving, the world of Watchmen knows no bounds which goes to show that Moloch is truly a product of his environment.

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8.0
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Jul 9, 2012

Jae Lee's grand depictions perfectly capture Adrian's essence through out the book.

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8.4
Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1

Aug 20, 2012

Lee Bermejo has an eerie ability to make darkness and despair look beautiful and is the icing on the cake of this gritty title.

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8.4
Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2

Oct 8, 2012

He doesn't lose sleep at night over the things he does to the dregs of society.

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8.0
Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #2

Dec 14, 2011

He is portrayed as good guy in this series who is trying to get to the bottom of a murder in which the most sacred law of “Ape shall never kill Ape” There is more than a murder than meets the eye and the council is not happy with Dr. Zaius' idealistic nature which is weird and interesting to see if you watched the movie. The story also touches on the political aspect of life in Ape City as Chimpanzees are almost considered second class citizens. The artwork did an excellent job of depicting facial reactions of the characters. If you liked the movies, you'll like this book. Bottom line, buy it.

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10
Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1

Mar 16, 2015

There are a lot of comic books based on a particular franchise that fail to capture what made the original so unique. Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return does the opposite in spades with plenty of air guitar shenanigans that provide all of the fun and nostalgia one can handle.

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6.0
Birthright #1

Oct 13, 2014

Joshua Williamson did a great job of capturing the strife of a terrible loss while keeping things on track. He could have gotten to the reveal a different way, but he hit all the notes he needed to while taking the reader on a journey that could get a lot more interesting.

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9.0
Bitch Planet #2

Feb 2, 2015

I normally don't read the letters to the editor section but there is some great reading that expands on the underlying message Kelly Sue DeConnick is sending. The next issue is going to take a break from the main story arc focus on the origin story of Penny-Rolle which is a great first choice in this outstanding comic book endeavor.

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10
Bitch Planet #3

Feb 24, 2015

As I stated earlier, this might not sound like the most fulfilling comic book experience, but the synergy of the creative team makes it so with an important message cleverly intertwined into a plot that makes it impossible not to jeer the bad guys and cheer the good women with resilient conviction.

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9.0
Black Market #2

Aug 25, 2014

This really should have been the first issue, but I liked the creative switcheroo. Seeing the act after learning how it all came to be really changed my view of things and got me into the characters a little more. Ray is not a monster, but in many ways, he might as well be. Then again, maybe he is doing everyone a favor. After all, does the world really need superheroes that look down on us mere mortals from the heavens?

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9.0
Black Market #4

Oct 13, 2014

Of course, that all pales in comparison to the book's dramatic conclusion that will make you stand up and slow clap in approval. While too much of a good thing can take the special out of something so grand, I feel that there is still more ground for this series to cover and hope it gets revisited at some point.

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6.0
Blue Beetle (2011) #1

Sep 23, 2011

At home, Jamie's parents tell him that he is not allowed to attend Brenda's party. The party is at her Aunt's house where there will be armed security which concerns Mom and Dad. Jamie sneaks off to the party with Paco and they soon show up in the wrong place at the right time as a brawl over a backpack is taking place. Jamie gets the backpack and winds up with a blue scarab on his back, causing a transformation that will change Jamie's life forever. The artwork is fun and the dialog has a mixture of English and Spanish. I found myself being pulled out of the adventure when I came across Spanish words I didn't know, although they were simple enough to figure out.

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8.4
Border Town #1

Sep 5, 2018

Observations, winks, nods, bloody imagery along with fun and insightful character development serves as a reminder that everyone has their fight in these politically charged times. Despite the very real message, it's the ridiculous chronicle of events in this first issue that takes center stage. A skeleton monster demonically screaming, ""you fucked up!" made me wonder what the hell I had gotten myself into"and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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9.0
Border Town #2

Oct 3, 2018

What else is there to say about this sophomore outing"Oh yeah, there is a twist that comes out of nowhere. The confidence Esquivel and Villalobos have instilled in readers with two issues leaves no doubt we're in for a hell of a treat.

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9.0
Border Town #3

Nov 7, 2018

For three issues now, Eric M. Esquivel has not only made this concept work but thrive at every conceivable turn. Illustrations of mutilation, terror, and warmth conjure a deep appreciation for the overall body of work. And, of course, the book ends with another hook that makes the next issue all the more anticipated.

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9.0
Border Town #4

Dec 5, 2018

Four issues in and the story gets better with every outing and my excitement increases with each book that is released. Something big is about to happen at the U.S. / Mexico border. Those on both side of the fence, both living and dead, are in for a rude awakening that will serve as the ultimate test of tolerance for everyone involved.

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9.0
Bravest Warriors #12

Sep 29, 2012

That has happened to all of us at some point in our life so it is easy to relate to but the off the wall hilarity that ensues when trying to get his attention is simply priceless. Generally, I don't read comic books based on a show because I already know what I'm going to get. If you also feel this way then please make this the exception to the rule because you will be very thankful you did.

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6.0
Butterfly #2

Oct 27, 2014

This series has a Taken meets The Bourne Identity vibe, but has its own voice that is at times verbose but constructs a deep and intense narrative that will hook you right away.

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10
Buzzkill #1

Sep 23, 2013

That part is not clear at the moment but there are bread crumbs that could go down either path. Geoff Shaw's artwork produces a cartoony vibe that is filled with great emotion. Facial expressions from Ruben and other characters augment certain scenes that deliver the desired result. The story gets better and better with each turn of the pages as each new development makes the book even more intriguing. This is one of the best single issues of the year. I hope the rest of the series will be just as good because the bar has been set extremely high.

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8.4
Captain America (2011) #6

Jan 3, 2012

Alan Davis' art was a big improvement from the last issues and his depiction of a skinny and scared Captain America was very well done!

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9.0
Captain America (2011) #15

Jul 30, 2012

Ed Brubakers time is winding down as #19 will be his last issue on a historic run that began in 2004. Cullen Bunn is an amazing writer and anyone that has not picked upThe Sixth Gunneeds to do so ASAP. However, do you remember how manyCaptain Americabooks you read back in 2003? I can tell you, none. Brubaker is not just another writer who pumped out some great books; he made the character relevant again and beyond. So enjoy the time we have left with Mr. Brubaker and his Eisner award winning talents on a beloved pop culture icon.

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9.0
Captain America (2011) #15

Jul 30, 2012

Ed Brubaker's time is winding down as #19 will be his last issue on a historic run that began in 2004. Cullen Bunn is an amazing writer and anyone that has not picked up The Sixth Gun needs to do so ASAP. However, do you remember how many Captain America books you read back in 2003? I can tell you, none. Brubaker is not just another writer who pumped out some great books; he made the character relevant again and beyond. So enjoy the time we have left with Mr. Brubaker and his Eisner award winning talents on a beloved pop culture icon.

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8.4
Captain America (2012) #7

Feb 13, 2012

What's next for our Star-Spangled hero? The ending sequence will make you come back for more!

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9.0
Captain America (2012) #9

Jul 30, 2013

To say Im excited for next months conclusion would be putting it mildly. This issue will make you feel the same way as it set the stage for either the rise or fall of the Steve Rogers we know.

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8.4
Captain America (2012) #11

Sep 16, 2013

We know Steve Rogers will eventually find his way but it is the journey that keeps the reader coming back for more.

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9.6
Captain Marvel (2012) #1

Jul 23, 2012

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy deserve a lot of credit for creating a beautiful book that is full of heart and personality. The creative importance of lettering in comics is often over looked. Joe Caramagna's wonderful lettering of Carol's looks like hand writing you would find in a journal instead of the customary rectangular box with type.

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8.4
Captain Midnight #0

Jun 24, 2013

Cloak and Dagger tear apart the city while hunting a fugitive but Miles just won't put the tights back on.

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8.4
Chin Music #1

May 13, 2013

Supernatural crime dramas are popular right now and while Ed Brubaker's Fatale is currently leading the charge, Chin Music establishes its own creative path in that realm.

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8.4
Chin Music #2

Aug 26, 2013

Image Comics has a real winner here. My hope is that future issues come out monthly instead of it's delayed rotation.

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8.4
Clone #1

Dec 3, 2012

This was an outstanding first effort with more to look forward to next month.

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7.0
Codename: Action #1

Sep 9, 2013

Jonathan Lau's artwork helped the pacing of the story, which really established the tone of the series in many ways. The good guys are being kept on their toes and it has one of those WTF type endings that make it all the more interesting.

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9.6
Colder #1

Nov 12, 2012

Dark Horse has a sure fire winner on its hands the first installment of this psychological thriller has all the makings of an instant classic. This was ridiculously close to being my pick of the week.

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9.6
Colder #2

Dec 10, 2012

Ben Urich keeps pissing off the wrong people in his quest to tell the story of the late Matt Murdock.

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9.0
Colder #5

Mar 11, 2013

Horror today shocks more than scares and this book accomplishes both as this is an intense thriller that will take you on a ride you won't soon forget. The only bad thing about this book is that it is the finale.

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10
Colder: The Bad Seed #1

Oct 27, 2014

To say I'm happy this series is back is an understatement. Colder is on its way to becoming the epitome of horror comic books. It not all about the decapitating scares or the blood splattering imagery. It's an extremely well-woven narrative that truly knows it's audience while appealing to a larger fan base.

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8.0
Colder: The Bad Seed #2

Dec 1, 2014

An interesting question coupled with a scary proposition looking to garner perilous results as Colder once again delivers a feast of scares.

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8.0
Conan the Barbarian #2

Mar 19, 2012

The ending puts Conan in a situation that a man's man would love.

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9.0
Conan the Barbarian #5

Jun 18, 2012

This is one of my favorite single issues of the year and I'm not saying another word about it because I want you guys to check it out ASAP.

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8.4
Conan the Barbarian #6

Jul 16, 2012

Each death is a crescendo of violence that is masterfully drawn.

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9.0
Conan the Barbarian #11

Dec 17, 2012

The ending of the chapter brings about some grave consequences for the road ahead.

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8.4
Conan the Barbarian #14

Mar 25, 2013

Cyborg host a gather at the Watchtower in recruit new members and of course, it doesn't go as planned.

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8.4
Conan the Barbarian #18

Jul 22, 2013

The splendor of it all augments Conan's despair because you just want the guy to enjoy himself. This may sound like a yawn of a tale considering who the titular character is, but don't let that deter you. This is a well-produced book that takes a break from adventure and journeys into the soul.

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8.0
Concrete Park: Respect #1

Sep 8, 2014

The artwork compliments the story's surroundings and the characters have a boastfulness that makes it easy to either like or dislike them. I'm always a fan of comics where the creator writes and draws the book because you're virtually guaranteed that everything will be in sync. The desert planet felt hot and coarse as two suns orbit it's space and the dialog that contains its share of urban slang somehow fits in with the story, rather nicely I might add. If I was a betting man, I'd venture to guess that this series will find itself in the critically acclaimed realm sooner or later."

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4.0
Convergence #0

Apr 2, 2015

Overall, this book misses the mark because while I'm told that bad things are about to happen, the stakes involved are not conveyed to the degree where I'm counting the days until the first issue. With a reboot happening in June as a result of this event, the maiden voyage of Convergence feels like we are in for a haphazard means to an end.

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6.0
Convergence #2

Apr 20, 2015

While I still have no idea where the overall story is heading, the sophomore release of Convergence gives readers a fair amount of meat on the bone with little fat to cut around.

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6.0
Convergence #6

May 18, 2015

Overall, I'm not feeling Convergence, but this issue goes a long way in hopefully making this event something special,or at least memorable.

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7.0
Convergence: Superman #2

May 11, 2015

The fact that Lois and Clark are no longer married in the main continuity is kind of a bummer and their relationship in a post Convergence world will probably be the worst it has ever been. While the birth of their child will mean diddly squat in a one months' time, if there were any two comic book couples that deserve a happy ending, it's these two.

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8.0
Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #1

Apr 27, 2015

If you live and breathe by DC Comics continuity, there are some plot points that will startle you. In the end, it's all too convoluted and I've stopped caring. Just tell me a good story, and Wolfman does in spades.

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7.0
Courtney Crumrin #4

Jul 30, 2012

This issue was the end of the first story arc and the next chapter is loaded with promise and hope for Courtney.

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9.6
Cow Boy - A Boy and His Horse #1

Jun 4, 2012

The four bonus side stories added to this extraordinary tale of the little boy Linney makes this without question, a can't miss book. Please, believe the hype. It's all good!

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8.0
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1

Sep 22, 2014

The Third Child is an intense example of how drama can work in a horror story and finds a great balance between tragedy and redemption. While this scares by nature, this is a book that all comic book fans can read with enthusiasm.

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8.0
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #3

Nov 24, 2014

There's quite a bit to take in, but everything moves along in a manner that is highly entertaining and will keep you coming back for more.

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8.4
Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

Oct 10, 2018

Besides, where else are you going to see Clark Kent wearing Batman slippers while cooking breakfast?

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9.6
Cyborg 009 #0

May 8, 2013

Romance, violence, mystery, and action are all impeccably woven together in superb fashion. Even though this is just a preview of the full length graphic novel scheduled for a summer 2013 release, this is one book you don't want to miss.

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8.0
Damsels: Mermaids #1

May 13, 2013

The final act of this fun adventures shows a rocketless Rocketeer as the only hope to save the day.

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6.0
Damsels: Mermaids #5

Sep 29, 2013

Prince John is a self-centered jerk and despite all he has done, the Mermaid still loves him. It's so frustrating to watch, but it's so well done that you can't put the book down.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #6

Dec 2, 2011

I was hesitant to pick this up since I haven't been interested in Daredevil in years. Waid's run has made me a fan and will make you a fan too if you are in the same boat. His writing in this book reminds me of a 1960's spy thriller. Panels are laid out with the some noir style and the art does a fantastic job of displaying how Daredevil's powers are truly unique and make you wonder if most super heroes could escape his perilous predicaments.

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8.4
Daredevil (2011) #8

Jan 20, 2012

The art and writing maintain its stylish noir that really sets itself apart from the other comics on the market.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #9

Feb 20, 2012

 If you haven't jumped on the Mark Waid Daredevil bandwagon, this is a great time to start.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #10

Apr 2, 2012

The Black Cat's presence is felt in a bitter weet moment and things are set in motion for the Omega Effect crossover event along with the Punisher and Spider-Man.

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7.0
Daredevil (2011) #10.1

Apr 9, 2012

Not hard to understand why Mark Waid received two Eisner award nominations for his work on this series.

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8.0
Daredevil (2011) #11

Apr 30, 2012

Consistently great writing and art with a $2.99 price point makes The Man Without Fear the best value in comics today.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #12

May 7, 2012

There are no bad guys being thrashed about or criminal masterminds being unveiled, but Mark Waid's run on this series is about all that and a lot more as I'm convinced he could write an epic about paint drying on a wall.

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8.4
Daredevil (2011) #15

Jul 23, 2012

How can be the man without fear when he no longer knows what he can and can not fear?

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #16

Aug 6, 2012

Good story, worse kept secret identity ever. Wentworth (The Spider) has to deal with the villain, Anput, threatening those close to him while fighting off rabid zombies in a baseball field. Some cool stuff for sure.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #17

Aug 20, 2012

He does a fantastic job with the art and there is nothing else to say about it. I hope he sticks around. Another great issue that everyone should go out and buy right now.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #18

Sep 24, 2012

Once again, Loki tricks Thor and this time, throws him in the sea of fire. Thor should know better by now.

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8.4
Daredevil (2011) #19

Oct 22, 2012

Part three of the Winter Wolves saga follows a team of three who all have different ideas in mind for the Six.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #24

Mar 25, 2013

There is something deadly coming down the pipe for Daredevil, and the issue serves as a prelude of what's to come. As clich as it sounds, this is truly one of the best values in comic books today.

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #25

Apr 23, 2013

Like every story arc before this one, I have no idea how he gets out of this one but I cant wait to see how he does it.

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10
Daredevil (2011) #26

May 28, 2013

However, there is something about this Daredevil run that is completely enthralling. I don't know if it is just the right creator with the right character, but speaking as a comic book fan, it is a true privilege to read, examine and explore. My imagination is better off for doing so. Pick of the Week? Maybe Pick of the Year.

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10
Daredevil (2011) #26

May 29, 2013

I don't know if it is just the right creator with the right character, but speaking as a comic book fan, it is a true privilege to read, examine and explore. My imagination is better off for doing so.

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9.0
Daredevil (2011) #27

Jul 1, 2013

Now that the Battlestar has never existed, Starbuck and Apollo find themselves stuck in an unusual time.

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9.6
Daredevil (2011) #28

Jul 15, 2013

In fact, every facet of the story is executed with brilliance that not only highly entertains, but makes you think about the situation as a whole as you take in all of the awesomeness that is the twenty eighth installment of Daredevil.

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10
Daredevil (2011) #30

Aug 26, 2013

This issue has a  little bit of everything from comedy to action and everything else in between. This is definitely one of the best single issues of the year and you owe it to yourself as a comic book fan to read this issue.

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9.0
Daredevil: Dark Nights #2

Jul 9, 2013

Lee Weeks beautifully pens and illustrates a tale of struggle in the direst of circumstances. Daredevil gained more than he lost when his vision was taken away from him, but he is still just flesh and blood and has the same tolerances to heat and cold as the average Joe.

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10
Daredevil: End of Days #1

Oct 8, 2012

Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack script negatively characterizes the inhabitants of Hell's Kitchen, and maybe the world. These sentiments are fiercely expressed through the narrative of Ben Urich and the art of Janson and Sienkiewicz.

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9.0
Daredevil: End of Days #5

Feb 11, 2013

Nimble Jack's insane mind games are cooling Declan towards death as the woman who cared from him is n inch away from death's door herself.

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6.0
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1

Dec 1, 2014

Overall, I really enjoyed the movies and appreciate what is being done here, but this might not appeal to those who aren't avid Apes fans and don't need every blank filled in.

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8.0
DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #1

Sep 9, 2013

I'm just happy that it wasn't the whole “Earth looks weak so I'll rule there instead of Eternia” direction they could have gone in.

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5.0
DC's Nuclear Winter Special #1

Nov 28, 2018

Twenty-four quality pages, with eight of them being gorgeous, is not worth the price of admission on this ride.

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9.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound #1

Oct 31, 2018

It can be hard to take these one-shot comics seriously because the Hanna-Barbera side of things is a far cry from what we used to know. Putting that aside makes a pairing such as Green Lantern and Huckleberry Hound an exceptional way to approach serious issues without trivializing them while using a unique hook to provide enough of the escapism readers look for in comic books.

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9.0
Dead Drop #1

May 11, 2015

This was probably one of the best first issues I've read in quite some time. There was no exposition or background filler. We knew what we were getting and the creative team used their strengths to present worthy wild story with common stakes that I actually cared about. If I'm correct in how the other heroes of the Valiant universe are going to be implemented in future issues, the creative force behind this series will have a lot of good things in store for readers!

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10
Deadpool (2012) #1

Nov 12, 2012

Val Staples' color treatment was delightful and brought the pages to life. Deadpool is a comic that doesn't take it too seriously and with the Marvel NOW initiative in full swing, Gerry Duggan & Brian Posehn have done a phenomenal in the opening salvo of In Wade we Trust.

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9.0
Deadpool (2012) #2

Dec 3, 2012

Some runs have a strong first issue and so-so issues after that. I don't think that is going to be a problem with this series.

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10
Death Of Wolverine #1

Sep 8, 2014

I think this speaks volumes to how well Death of Wolverine was produced because while he will be resurrected at some point, the road along the way towards his finale already boasts a sense of bereavement that is gripping and chocked full of exciting possibilities.

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10
Death Of Wolverine #2

Sep 15, 2014

Making this series a weekly event was the right call. Having to wait a month with such an emotionally charged and action filled story would dilute the gravity that the creators are trying to convey. Two down, two to go, and it looks like we are witnessing a classic in progress.

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9.0
Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1

Nov 3, 2014

Forecasting aside, this is a fun book that doesn't disappoint.

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9.0
Death Sentence #1

Oct 14, 2013

If you are unfamiliar with Titan Comics, this is an awesome book that will serve as your introduction to their catalog.

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8.4
Deathmatch #3

Mar 4, 2013

If you liked the first two issues, then you will thoroughly enjoy this one as there is a lot of meat on the bone in this book.

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8.0
Deathstroke #1

Sep 19, 2011

I found Higgins story intriguing because he creates an enviorment where there are people actually dumb enough to doubt Slade Wilson. It's the ultimate slap in the face. I compare it to watching someone poking an alligator with a stick and you can't wait to see how the gator is going to strike.

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4.0
Deathstroke #4

Dec 19, 2011

It is not the worst book in the world but there were a lot of great books that came out this. This is the basic nuts and bolts to a plot finality you saw coming on the first page is something you can pass on. If you're a Deathstroke fan, I suggest reading it at the store and save your money for something else.

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8.4
Debris #1

Jul 30, 2012

I initially found this to be a boring read. However, I'm believer in second chances, so I read it again and it's pretty damn good.

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8.0
Debris #3

Oct 1, 2012

With one issue to go, it will be exciting to see how this series concludes.

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9.0
Debris #4

Oct 29, 2012

If you haven't had a chance to read this series from start to finish I would suggest picking up all four issues, or wait for the trade paperback to come out.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) #0

Sep 10, 2012

While there was no Earth-shattering reveal in this issue, it is still a fine read with lots of entertaining content.

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8.4
Detective Comics (2011) #2

Oct 7, 2011

Bruce is on a quest to secure Gotham's future while The Dark Knight investigates the gruesome murders caused by the Dollmaker. The writing and art work go hand in hand as they bring mystery and a bit of suspense to the story. Daniel's dialog really hits its stride with Batman's crime scene analysis. This book gets my pick for artwork and cover of the week!

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8.4
Detective Comics (2011) #3

Nov 4, 2011

There is not a lot of hype around this book but for my money, it has consistently been the best book of the new DCU!

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8.4
Detective Comics (2011) #4

Dec 12, 2011

He really gets Batman more than most and draws him in a way that makes me think, “Now, this is the Dark Knight”. The page layouts are fantastic and portrayed intense action. This twisted and terrifying adaptation of Gotham City makes you wonder if it's even worth saving. The Dollmaker is a horrifying villain who has made an indelible impression with the caped crusader. The Joker's face, which was cut off by the Dollmaker in the first issue, becomes a point of interest and one of Batman's most popular foes plays his hand in this wicked game of puppet master.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) #5

Jan 9, 2012

The price of this book is going up to $3.99 next month but don't let that mess you up as this title has been the most consistent title in the New 52.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2011) #6

Feb 6, 2012

I have no complaints about the art as it maintained it's charisma. The story is not as captivating as the last five issues, but it worth a gander because it some key components to the current story arc.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #13

Oct 8, 2012

When a gangster can't get his way, a certain billionaire has gotta go.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #14

Dec 10, 2012

This is one of the best Detective issues since the New 52 began and it something you will not want to miss.

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9.6
Detective Comics (2011) #23

Aug 12, 2013

While there is nothing innovative going on, this is the first Detective issue in a few months that feels like a true Batman book.

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8.0
Divinity #1

Feb 16, 2015

If this book were authored by anyone else, I would be disappointed by not entirely knowing where the story is going. However, Matt Kindt is one of the few writers that can get away with that sort of thing. Anyone who has read his work on such titles as Mind Mgmt knows that patience will be rewarded ten fold. Different + Weird = Success.

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9.0
Earth 2 #1

May 7, 2012

This series has the juice to go a long way and I hope that this creative team will stay intact in order to ensure it's success.

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9.0
Earth 2 #2

Jun 11, 2012

This may seem weird, but even though we are only two issues in, I'm enjoying Earth 2 a lot more than anything in the regular DC Universe. Just like I have said about Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, the creative team deserves a lot of credit and needs to stay intact in order for this series to go down as one of the greats.

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9.0
East of West #1

Apr 1, 2013

If you are looking for something new, you've found it and if you have heard the hype surrounding this release, believe it.

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8.4
Elephantmen #41

Jul 30, 2012

Again, another good issue to read if you are unfamiliar with the concept.

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8.4
Emily and the Strangers #1

Feb 4, 2013

I know I've been missing out on something when even my wife couldn't believe that I had never heard of Emily Strange.

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7.0
Epic Kill #1

May 7, 2012

The story is great and left me wanting more and the pages are nice to look at as explosive action and bloody fisticuffs ensures that the title lives up to its name.

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10
Eternal #2

Feb 23, 2015

The creators have produced an excellent follow up that has me super excited to see how the last two issues play out.

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10
Evil Empire #3

Aug 4, 2014

The artwork is great and chocked full of awesome character work but it's the coloring of Chris Blythe that makes the illustrations pop. You can tell that Max Bemis is a musician because everything in Evil Empire is executed with a cadence at is perfectly timed on all fronts.

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10
Evil Empire #4

Sep 2, 2014

This, in a way, makes her the only genuine beacon of hope amongst piles of cultural corruption. Ransom Getty's character work serves this particular story well because emotion, facial reactions, and body language is what has sold the pivotal moments through the series. Real talk, if you will, is something that Bemis prides himself on. He's not trying to shove his views down anyone's throat, he's just providing comic book fans with an entertaining cautioning of a what-if scenario should society slip down the rabbit hole of despair.

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6.0
Evil Empire #6

Oct 20, 2014

This issue is new reader friendly enough to get you interested, but I recommend going back and reading the previous issues them in order to appreciate the scope of what Max Bemis has laid out in his Evil Empire.

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8.0
Evil Empire #7

Nov 17, 2014

Andrea Mutti perfectly complements the narrative with stunning visuals and chaotic. There are a lot of possibilities surround what's next for Reese and her resistance movement. The scary thing is, all of her work may be for nothing, but only time will tell.

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7.0
Evil Empire #10

Feb 2, 2015

Throughout this series, Max Bemis is trying to get the reader to look at some sociological what-ifs through a prism of unpredictability that makes this series standout on a consistent basis.

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9.0
Evil Ernie #2

Nov 19, 2012

This company has some good things in the works for 2013. Make sure you check them out!

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5.0
Ex-Con #1

Sep 8, 2014

This is a decent first issue, but I fear it may not have the juice to present anything intriguing in future installments. The con become the mark in a scenario that was evident but inquisitive, while lacking importance. Still, I'm just interested enough to stick around and give it a second chance next month.

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8.4
Exile On The Planet Of The Apes #1

Mar 19, 2012

It's nothing to complain about by any means but Jordie Bellaire's coloring is what makes the page layouts to life. We are in the midst of a human rebellion where they don't need to speak to find their voice.

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7.0
Exile On The Planet Of The Apes #2

Jun 4, 2012

Whether you are looking for a sociology lesson or a kick ass comic book, this title will surely fit the bill.

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8.4
Extermination #1

Jun 11, 2012

I'm excited to see where this series goes and to start off with a dollar for the first issue, there is no reason not to pick this up!

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8.0
Fairy Quest: Outcasts #1

Nov 10, 2014

Fairy Quest is a very fun read that is filled with thirty-two pages of quality storytelling and imagery that is worthy of our hard earned money.

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9.6
Fairy Quest: Outlaws #2

Mar 12, 2013

Humberto Ramos' magical artwork is the perfect fit for this fabled adventure and it shines in every panel of the book. The opening page shows the real world implications when one deviates from the script, and despite this you still find yourself rooting for Red and Wolf to succeed, without a second thought, even though one of the most popular stories of all time will be erased from existence as a result.

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8.4
Fantastic Four #607

Jun 18, 2012

Every little crevice of the story just keeps you sucked in because there are some real stakes involved that effect the entire Marvel Universe.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2012) #5AU

Apr 1, 2013

So far, Sue Storm is the only FF member to make an appearance in AU and this issue tells us why. Matt Fraction delivers to his readers an emotional punch in the face as Reed, Johnny, and Ben's last words to the children via a holographic message is somehow heart wrenching even though you know not only the end result, but you know that result will not last forever.

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9.0
Fatale #1

Jan 9, 2012

She read this one and can not stop talking about it and feels February is too long of a wait for part two to be released. I completely agree and so will you if you pick it up.

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9.0
Fatale #2

Feb 6, 2012

I read Criminal to get more familiar with Brubaker's independent titles and I have a much better appreciation for his work. He's a natural storyteller who's clever plot devices are a thing of beauty. Sean Phillips' art is perfect for this stunning, tense, on the edge of your seat thriller that is the definition of cool. Brubaker has struck gold twice this week with Winter Soldier and Fatale!

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9.6
Fatale #3

Mar 12, 2012

Besides the new Ultimate Spider-Man, I didn't think there was a series where the writer, artist and colorist could be so in sync with each other until Fatale. The story sucks you in from beginning to end; the art and color make you feel that you are witnessing these events in person instead of reading them on a page.

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9.0
Fatale #4

Apr 9, 2012

Each issue hooks you more and more as the evil things that lurk in the shadows will consume your imagination.

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8.0
Fatale #5

May 14, 2012

Sean Phillips' drawings are always spot on, but it's Dave Stewart's coloring that truly makes the artwork shine in this issue as it flawlessly conveys Brubaker's dark noir.

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9.0
Fatale #6

Jul 2, 2012

Stuff like that happens all the times in comics but the way Sean Phillips draws it makes the image eerie and real when your imagination is captured to such a degree. Dave Stewart's coloring is the icing on the cake of this dark noir that brilliantly keeps every guessing.

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9.0
Fatale #8

Oct 8, 2012

This is another excellent issue in this remarkable series.

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8.0
Fatale #9

Nov 5, 2012

If you haven't read Fatale yet, then please do so, like yesterday. All you will get is quality storytelling and quality art in spades.

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8.4
Fatale #10

Dec 3, 2012

I'm not going to spoil the ending but let's just say that it makes you realize how important that manuscript has been, and it was right under our noses all along.

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8.4
Fatale #12

Feb 18, 2013

There is nothing that needs to be said about Sean Phillips artwork because it is spot on as usual. Elizabeth Breitweiser takes over the coloring duties for Dave Stewart and fits in quite nicely. This issue serves as a great jumping on point and another jam packed issue for the committed readers of this series.

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9.0
Fatale #16

Aug 16, 2013

The slow burn nature of Fatale gives us little bits at a time without making the reader feel that they are not getting enough. If anything, Fatale makes the bread crumbs feel like a feast that ultimately keeps us satisfied until the next time dinner is served.

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0.8
Fear Itself #7

Oct 21, 2011

I expect even more at $4.99 and was disappointed to see the last 17 pages were ads and previews.

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7.0
Fear Itself: Hulk vs Dracula #1

Sep 19, 2011

This story has no effect on the main story going in Fear Itself. I had no problem with the art work and the story wet my palate to read the next issue because we know at some point Dracula is going to get his hands dirty.

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8.4
Flash (2011) #2

Nov 1, 2011

The piece of the story regarding the new powers and the fallout of using them is the crme de la crme that will make you come back for seconds.

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8.0
Flash (2011) #5

Jan 30, 2012

With this story arc wrapped up, The Rogues are right around the corner and will no doubt turn up the volume to an already loud and exciting series.

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9.6
Flash (2011) #6

Feb 27, 2012

In many ways the art is just as fun as the story and it gets my vote for artwork of the week.

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9.0
Flash (2011) #7

Apr 2, 2012

The ending introduces a new bad guy who is connected to the Speed Force and will makes things a lot more complicated for the Flash.

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8.4
Flash (2011) #9

May 29, 2012

It's a heck of a marketing strategy and very few series make me want to hand over my paycheck more.

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8.4
Flash (2011) #12

Aug 27, 2012

It is a welcome change in my opinion and I can't wait to see what the creative team cooks up next.

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9.6
Flash (2011) #14

Dec 3, 2012

What will come of our beloved speedster? Tune in next month. Same Flash time. Same Flash channel.

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8.0
Flash (2011) #20

May 28, 2013

The mystery within the mystery is paramount to everything Meru is about to discover.

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8.4
Flash (2011) #23

Sep 3, 2013

However, the Reverse Flash is so hell bent on his objective that any other element of danger seems moot. This doesn't take away from the story in any way, shape, or form, but it is something to examine considering what the big reveal means for the series going forward.

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8.0
Flash (2011) #34

Sep 2, 2014

Flash #34 brings a lot of things into the limelight. The first half is great and if you are a "Futures End" fan, the second half is even better.

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8.4
Flash (2011) Annual #1

Sep 4, 2012

The grand finale serves as the ultimate holy shit moment that brings a set of insurmountable odds that the Fastest Man Alive might not be able to out run.

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9.0
Flash (2011) Annual #2

Aug 6, 2013

Nicole Duback penned a nice back story highlighting how even a hero can't save everyone all of the time, but you can help push things in the right direction. This was the right story to tell for this second annual because Hal is away on Oa running the Lantern Corps and Flash is doing his thing on Earth with the Justice League. It may be awhile before their shenanigans can entertain us again.

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8.4
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #5

Jun 18, 2012

I was critical of Dynamite Entertainment's Pantha comic book that debuted last week. While it was a good effort with potential, there was way too much going on story wise. Sometimes, less is more and other times more is absolutely awesome. This series has a lot going for it with Daniel Indro's grand art style complimented by Mujiono's wonderful color treatment. Eric Trautman's script provides a real sense of adventure for an entire 32 pages that I urge everyone to get their hands on.

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9.0
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #9

Feb 4, 2013

Strong visuals, great script, and excellent direction keeps this series in the hunt for best Star Wars comic on the shelves today.

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9.0
Forever Evil #1

Sep 9, 2013

There are several developments that will make the course of events over the next few months full of speculation and intrigue.

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8.4
Forever Evil #2

Oct 7, 2013

Things start to unfold as Geoff Johns sends lot of characters down many different paths that will no doubt make things even more interesting as we move forward in the series and beyond.

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8.4
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1

Oct 21, 2013

Are the Rogues the heroes of the day or are they just roadblocks in the much larger scheme of things to come? I don't know, but I can't wait to find out!

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9.6
Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1

May 14, 2012

The ending is guaranteed to make you come back for next month's issue. I know that is what comics are supposed to do and the good guy is always able to MacGyver their way out. Bunn has created a situation that truly has me scratching my head because I have no idea how Wolverine is going to get out of this situation.

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9.6
Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #2

Dec 3, 2012

If you are looking for something different, make this a top priority on your next trip to the comic book store. You'll be glad you did!

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8.4
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #6

Sep 9, 2013

The dark and rough style of Dell'edera's artwork doesn't offer a lot of detail, but it does what it needs to do in order to convey the story being told.  While this book won't have you screaming “Yo, Joe”, it serves a different purpose on the spy front that is equally exciting to see unfold.

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8.4
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7

Oct 7, 2013

The execution of these moments is what makes this book stand out because you just get the feeling that the payoff is going to be huge when it all comes to a head in the series' conclusion, issue nine.

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8.4
Gambit #1

Aug 13, 2012

The script is clever from beginning to end and Clay Mann's art is the perfect compliment to the story being told. Marvel has come out of the gate with two great first issues with Captain Marvel and Hawkeye and we can safely add Gambit to the list.

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7.0
Garfield #1

May 14, 2012

Mark Evanier's script provides the perfect balance for fans who want that Sunday comics feel and those who prefer contemporary comics off the rack. Jim Davis' influence is all over this issue with tons of lasagna scarfing moments and a first appearance variant cover.

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8.0
George Perez's Sirens #1

Sep 22, 2014

I have to admit, I didn't like this book at first, but it won me over as it went along. The set up serves of a sign of things to come which could be very promising. The gloves are off as there is no cooperate editorial process stopping George Prez from telling the story he wants to tell.

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8.0
Ghost #1

Oct 29, 2012

Revival just gets better and better with each issue.

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10
Godzilla: Cataclysm #4

Nov 24, 2014

Simply put, this is a main-event slugfest that is more than worth the price of admission.

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7.0
Godzilla: Cataclysm #5

Dec 22, 2014

Hiroshi coming to terms with his part in the Cataclysm was poetic and carried enough gravitas to make the moment a powerful one. Dave Wachter can draw one mean monster. His artwork is gorgeous and his well-constructed page layouts make all the difference in Godzilla vs. Destroyah looking like a battle instead of two giants stumbling into buildings. The ending could have been a little better and while I can't tell if a sequel is in the cards, this book is still worthy of your hard earned money, just for the art alone.

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3.0
Green Arrow (2011) #3

Nov 7, 2011

Overall, this is the perfect example of why some people feel comic books are lame. It's as if Jurgens and Krul were trying to make this a corny comic book because that is exactly what we have been given with the Green Arrow.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2011) #11

Jul 9, 2012

Now, I hope this trend will continue going forward.

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8.0
Green Hornet #27

Sep 4, 2012

***This particular edition of The Pull List marks my one year anniversary with Forces of Geek.com. I have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the comic books we all love and cherish. None of my friends are comic book fans and while I chat every Wednesday with various people at my local comic book store, this is the outlet I use to express how I feel about comic books. I want to thank Stefan Blitz for giving me the opportunity and the platform to talk, rant, scream and shout about one of my favorite pastimes!

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7.0
Green Hornet #29

Oct 22, 2012

While I feel this series may end up going through the motions until next year, this issues gives me hope that I may be wrong.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #0

Sep 10, 2012

It will be intriguing to see how much of a role Simon Baz will play in the ‘Rise of the Third Army' story arc.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

Sinestro flees from OA as he searches the galaxy for a way to rid himself of the ring. Meanwhile, on Earth, Hal Jordan is adjusting to life after the Corps. His bills are past due and he is months behind on his rent. He comes to realize how difficult his transition back into civilian life is going to be as he might have to get a 9-5 job in order to make ends meet. After Jordan explores a few options that are no longer available to him, Sinestro appears on the final page and makes Hal an offer that he better not refuse. Geoff Johns penned a great script which really conveys to the reader the difficulties Sinestro and Hal Jordan are facing and the art work was excellent, especially the last page as you feel as if Sinestro is right in your face.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #2

Oct 18, 2011

This is an entertaining book with an ending that will bring you back in November.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #3

Nov 11, 2011

The artwork on Sinestro was a big improvement from the last issue, where his facial reactions were the same, while in this issue you see many emotions from our pink-skinned friend. Geoff Johns produced a clever and intriguing fail safe for Sinestro to stop the Corps that is going to produce much speculation. Things are getting interesting with the Emerald Knights and I will most assuredly return for issue number four.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #4

Dec 19, 2011

It will be interesting to see how this develops over future issues because it makes you wonder if Sinestro will be more ruthless than ever since this is how he was repaid during the one moment he showed compassion.

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7.0
Green Lantern (2011) #5

Jan 16, 2012

No complaints about the artwork and the end of the book expose the Guardian's plan and it's not going to be good for anyone.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #7

Mar 19, 2012

Something big is on the horizon and Geoff Johns is leaving us plenty of bread crumbs to get there.

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7.0
Green Lantern (2011) #8

Apr 16, 2012

This is a solid issue that builds a bridge to something bigger that looks to be coming sooner rather than later.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) #9

May 14, 2012

Make no mistake about it; this is the definitive issue where the past and the present collide to dictate the future.

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9.6
Green Lantern (2011) #11

Jul 30, 2012

Doug Mahnke's exceptional work remains underrated by the masses. This will sound weird but I believe he was born to draw a comic book about space cops. All of the characters have a fresh and unique look to them and each is a distinct individual. All of this combined with Tony Avina's coloring sets it apart from the rest because it looks different than anything else on the rack.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #12

Aug 20, 2012

When you can maintain a high level of entertainment in Hal Jordan and Sinestro butting heads - buddy cop style - for one year, you can consider that a mission accomplished!

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #13

Oct 8, 2012

The fallout from the moon being blown up and crashing down on Ape City shows no prejudice with it's destructive power.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #20

May 28, 2013

I think it is safe to say that Green Lantern has taken that spot and it is all thanks to Geoff Johns.

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8.4
Green Lantern (2011) #23.2

Sep 16, 2013

This issued screamed “Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Mongul” in a way that was completely badass and the execution of it all will make you realize why bad guys are the coolest dudes in school.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 12, 2015

With Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians, and Red Lanterns recently being canceled and ending their runs in March, Venditti will have more color coded toys to play with on a consistent basis and that will only make the series stronger going forward.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #1

Sep 4, 2012

Did you notice the cover? Yes, someone dies in the book. While we all know what to expect from comic book deaths, this one makes the story more intriguing on multiple levels.

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8.4
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #3

Nov 23, 2011

They are up against an unknown enemy dubbed “The Ring Slayer” on the cover. These slayers are immune to anything the green power rings can dish out and Lanterns are being lost by the minute. The slayers weapon of choice is a green light saber except the blade is shaped as a machete. I think it's poetic that these slayers used this weapon since, well, it's green. The ending will make you come back for the next issue and you also have to wonder if the Slayers are the “third option” the Guardians talked about in the last Guardians book?

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #4

Dec 26, 2011

There was nothing bad about the artwork at all and Tomsai's script is getting better and better with each issue.

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8.4
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #5

Jan 20, 2012

Tomasi's writing was fantastic through out the book and was topped off by a chilling statement from J'onn as he addressed the Corps saying "You failed Krypton, you failed my home world of Mars, DON'T fail Earth". There is so much more that unfolds in this book but I'm not going to spoil it all.

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7.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #6

Feb 20, 2012

Tomasi's writing provides a solid story that is fun for the entire 32 pages.

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9.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #15

Dec 17, 2012

Peter J. Tomasi should pat himself on the back for producing two of the best comics of the week.

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7.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #2

Oct 28, 2011

This hits home because their relationship is different because Ganthet chose Kyle to become a Green Lantern instead of the ring choosing him. Let me ask you one question: what happens when Kyle's back is against the wall and he has no choice but to wield the power of the seven rings at once????

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8.0
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1

Oct 7, 2013

While I wonder how this series will do down the line, de Campi and company are off to a great start, and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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9.6
Happy #1

Oct 1, 2012

I'm not kidding, however, when I say Happy could be the crown jewel of your comic book reading experience this year.

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9.0
Happy #3

Dec 24, 2012

Well, just like Happy, his importance has increased too, and not in a good way. Merry Christmas!

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8.0
Happy #4

Feb 25, 2013

That makes it hard to get into a story but the overall story that Morrison and Robertson produced does a good enough job of getting their point cross.

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5.0
Harbinger: Omegas #1

Aug 11, 2014

The illustrations are amazing and makes you feel a part of the spectacle unfolding with each turn of the page. My favorite panel of the week shows Harada using his powers to deconstruct missiles that were shot at him right before they explode. I have a feeling that the events in this three part series are going to be critical to the comings and goings of the Valiant universe.

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9.0
Harrow County #1

May 18, 2015

Bunn's ability to turn the horror volume up at precisely the right moments helps this book obtain the desired result of something special that firmly belongs in the must read category.

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9.0
Harvest #1

Aug 6, 2012

If you are looking for something different and interesting from cover to cover, you found it!

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8.0
Harvest #4

Nov 12, 2012

With one issue left, Lieberman will no doubt keep fans on the edge of their seat.

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9.0
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #1

Aug 6, 2012

A side note; anyone know why one of the variants has Spider-Man surrounded by the many incarnations of Doctor Octopus? It's a cool cover and the one I purchased, but I can't seem to discover the reason for it's creation. Please let me know in the comment section below. Thanks!

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9.0
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #1

Aug 6, 2012

Fraction does a fantastic job of painting him as the everyman's hero of Queens New York. David Aja's art felt like something I would see drawn on a subway wall and Matt Hollingsworth's coloring gave the story a Bohemian motif to match the grittiness of the story.

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9.0
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #2

Sep 10, 2012

Now I know your convinced. Buy it right now!!

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9.6
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #6

Dec 24, 2012

Some people have told me that the artwork has turned them off from reading this book. It almost did the same thing to me, but once you take the time to really read everything in this book, you will have a greater appreciation for Hawkeye and the creative talents of Fraction and company.

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9.0
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #8

Mar 4, 2013

Almost made the list but it was missing that little something. Alan Moore fans will absolutely dig this new League of Extraordinary Gentalmen tale.

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8.4
He-Man & The Masters of the Universe #1

Jul 9, 2012

And how did Skeletor conquer the power of Grayskull?

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8.0
Heart #1

Nov 4, 2011

It's not the next big thing in comics but if you want something different and well done this week, in the words of referee "Big" John McCarthy, "Are you ready? Let's get it on."

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8.0
Heart #2

Dec 12, 2011

Anyone who is a fan of MMA or looking for something different on Wednesdays will not be disappointed.

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4.0
Heart #3

Jan 16, 2012

Still, it felt like I was reading a news report on a fighter instead of a comic book. I'm not saying you should completely stay away from it but if you are on a budget then you can skip this issue.

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8.0
Heart #4

Mar 26, 2012

Blair Butler writing explores the emotions of Redmond's choices as it takes heart to make the right decision and not the popular one.

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8.4
Hellboy in Hell #1

Dec 10, 2012

This series is off to a strong start and history dictates we are in for one hell of a ride.

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8.0
Hellbreak #1

Mar 16, 2015

A series like this potentially runs the risk of being too clever for its own good, but the power in its straight forward simplicity (even with a quick Greek Mythology lesson) creates some exciting horror fiction that makes this battle for souls a surefire must read.

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7.0
Hellraiser Annual #1

Apr 16, 2012

If you thought the movies were just ok and are on the fence about this series, why not give this issue a try?

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6.0
Hexed (2014) #1

Aug 18, 2014

However, it kind of dwindles near its conclusion with a couple of head scratching moments that left me confused. Still, I had fun and I will give it another go next month.

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8.4
Homecoming #2

Oct 8, 2012

It's a fun read and you should check out this issue, and the first as well.

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9.0
I Love Trouble #1

Dec 10, 2012

This book has a little something for everybody and is a strong debut issue from Image Comics.

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9.0
Idolized #2

Oct 1, 2012

The artwork of Micha Gunnell and Pasquale Qualano gives you the feel of a well depicted cartoon that is rich with detail and action. This is a fun read that you won't soon forget and it has a great ending that will bring you back next month. Oh, the variant covers with supermodel Rachel Clark are not bad to look at either.

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8.4
Idolized #3

Oct 29, 2012

This series is good, really good and I believe it will only get better.

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9.0
Idolized #4

Dec 17, 2012

Read the first four issues before checking out this delightful story with some fun artwork.

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8.0
Incorruptible #27

Feb 27, 2012

Overall, this is an entertaining book with an ending that makes you wonder if the world is worth saving.

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8.0
Incorruptible #28

Apr 9, 2012

Entertaining book all around with that classic comic book ending that makes you want to see what happens next.

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8.0
Incorruptible #30

Jun 18, 2012

I think this series will return at some point, since one thing in particular was left unanswered and unseen.

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8.0
Incredible Hulk (2011) #2

Nov 18, 2011

A showdown between the man and the monster is on the horizon and will make for an interesting confrontation that comic book fans never imagined they would see.

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9.6
Indestructible Hulk #9

Jun 24, 2013

I have never been the biggest Hulk fan when it comes to his comics, but Mark Waid is making me change my perception of things on this matter.

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9.6
Infinity #1

Aug 20, 2013

The $4.99 price tag is more than worth the price of admission. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as Infinity brings the galactic noise.

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6.0
Injection #1

May 18, 2015

Overall, I like this book and you should give it a chance. However, I can't put my finger on it, but there is something that leads me to believe that this first installment could be the best this story has to offer. The narrative is going to have to produce something worthwhile so the no-context order of things doesn't get old too quickly.

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9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #1

Jan 21, 2013

If the guy who stands for truth, justice and the American way turns to the dark side, then that is a plot point you can sink your teeth into. For 0.99 an issue, this comic is a deal you dont want to miss.

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9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #2

Jan 28, 2013

In a way, Tom Taylor is giving fans a story filled with those speculative “what if” scenarios you shared with your friends. For example, what if Superman is trapped in a room full of Kryptonite and Doomsday is blocking the only exit?

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9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #8

Mar 11, 2013

Based on what has been revealed about the video game, it will be interesting to see how certain super heroes decide to unpledge their allegiance to Superman while others form new alliances. Those who take the trip down DC Comics' digital landscape will thoroughly enjoy this story at a price that can't be beat.

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8.0
Invincible #100

Feb 4, 2013

Kudos to everyone involved as the conclusion of this arc serves as the beginning of so much more for Mark and the type of hero he wants to be.

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9.0
Iron Man (2012) #9

May 6, 2013

I can hardly wait for the next issue.

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8.0
Jem and the Holograms #3

May 26, 2015

If you put aside everything about Jem's past, present, and future, the story Kelly Thompson has created is told extremely well. I think Vince McMahon would be proud of how Thompson has put all the right pieces in the right places to build towards an encounter that people will pay to see.

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9.0
Jennifer Blood #15

Aug 20, 2012

There is a lot going on in Al Ewing's script but he makes it work beautifully as the tension builds to the books suspenseful conclusion.

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8.4
Jennifer Blood #16

Sep 10, 2012

Conrad's heist did not do completely as planned as his son, who is newly released from prison, has some serious problems that may make him wish he was still locked up.

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9.0
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #1

Sep 22, 2014

When I think about fairy tales, I tend to think of Disney sing-alongs. I'm not harping on them, I am a Frozen fan after all, but you will not find any singing here as the narrative is rich in scope, told at a great pace, and features a strong female lead that you will read again and again.

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6.0
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #3

Nov 24, 2014

Smith's art is serviceable and sets a melancholy tone which advocates for a ghostly affair. While this issue falls short in some aspects when trying to give us the oomph it promises, it's still a well-crafted story that makes for a pleasant read.

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8.0
John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1

Nov 10, 2014

I don't think that I have ever been excited to read a John Carter comic book, but with a refreshed presentation and story arc, this one is off to a good start.

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6.0
John Carter: Warlord of Mars #2

Dec 15, 2014

Overall, Ron Marz and company are two for two and I hope this is a trend that will continue in the months ahead.

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8.0
Journey Into Mystery #644

Oct 1, 2012

Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen have really created something special with this event and the work of Carmine di Giandomenico in this book is solid in every way.

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9.0
Journey Into Mystery #652

May 28, 2013

This title is one of the unsung heroes of the Marvel catalog. It has everything a comic book fan could ask for, and more.

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9.6
Jupiter's Legacy #2

Jul 1, 2013

If you ever wanted to know how you dethrone the greatest hero of all time, read this right now.

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10
Jupiter's Legacy #3

Sep 30, 2013

This issue gets better and better with every turn of the page and it poses the question, how can good prevail, in any way, when they are now all that is evil?

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10
Jupiter's Legacy #5

Jan 19, 2015

Dystopian tales are a dime a dozen lately, but the carefully crafted nature of this book commands your attention from the moment you read and examine the very first panel. The delays with this series haven't gone unnoticed, and next year's upcoming Book Two won't be solicited until the notoriously slow perfectionist Quitely finishes up his work (There will be a prequel series by Millar and artist Wilfredo Torres in the meantime). This is a top notch series and it would be a shame it if fell into the void of the forgotten.

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6.0
Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #1

Sep 16, 2011

The art work was ok in some panels and awesome in others, especially the ones where the Dinosaurs are fighting among each other. The writing was solid and reached its apex when Cazares reveals his sadistic reasons for buying the Island. I do worry about the books ability to keep people interested for future issues. Like everything else, we'll have to wait and see.

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0.8
Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #3

Nov 11, 2011

Be sure to check out my interview with Six AM Comics

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3.0
Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #4

Dec 12, 2011

The artwork is very inorganic and the anime application brought to this series has no life or personality, which is how this entire series has been.

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8.0
Justice Inc. #1

Aug 25, 2014

Seeing Doc Savage from 1939 and 2014, face to face, should make for some interesting reading in the months ahead. I so want to speculate on how such an epic meeting of the minds would go, but I'm going to wait until the second issue to see if my hypothesis is correct.

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8.0
Justice League #0

Sep 24, 2012

This was all done to set up the big “Trinity War” event that will take place next summer.

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6.0
Justice League #3

Nov 18, 2011

Despite growing pains, the heroes are working better as a team. This book is mostly action, action and more action. The last seven pages show a GL sketchbook and extract of “The Secret History of Atlantis” by David Graves which is a complete waste of time. Nothing really compelling came out of this issue but certainly nothing bad either.

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6.0
Justice League #4

Dec 26, 2011

Apokolips' invasion of Earth has reached a critical juncture where Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern & Aquaman will have to get past their petty differences and finally gel as a team or meet certain doom.

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9.6
Justice League #5

Jan 30, 2012

The book shipped a week late but don't let that mess you up. The DC reboot did a lot of good things, but it did leave some things to be desired among fans. With Marvel producing four different Avengers books, it's fun and exciting to see the other super team find its wings. This was the best book since the first issue and everyone needs to come back in February.

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7.0
Justice League #6

Mar 5, 2012

The whole thing is intriguing and will cause some speculation amongst fans.

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8.0
Justice League #7

Mar 26, 2012

The Shazam back-up story was really well done and Gary Frank's art work is fantastic. Johns' provides a different spin on Billy Batson that some people might not enjoy but it's a different universe and besides, the hoodie Captain Marvel is sporting looks bad ass.

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8.0
Justice League #8

Apr 23, 2012

Oh, Hal is still annoying, but don't let that get you down.

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9.0
Justice League #11

Jul 23, 2012

The Shazam back story was entertaining as always with Black Adam making his debut and Billy Batson has been teleported to a certain Rock of Eternity.

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7.0
Justice League #12

Sep 4, 2012

While I'm still not sure they are going to be an actual couple, I like the direction they are going in. It didn't make sense from a storyline perspective since they have had very little interaction in the new 52. However, the sexual tension between the two has been evident for years. Lots of fans, including myself, have always wanted to see what life would be like with this super couple and now it appears we are getting our wish. I just hope they don't get one of those stupid names, like "Brangelina".

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9.0
Justice League #13

Oct 23, 2012

Tony S. Daniel's work on this book was spot on. The way he depicted Cheetah's movement was like an aggressive gymnast whose stuck landings delivers serious damage to her opponent. She looks like she is in the angriest of moods when she is just standing around and never mind when she is beating someone up.

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8.0
Justice League #16

Jan 28, 2013

The life of a teenager is never easy and when you add alien hybrids and hidden superpowers, high school is anything but fun. Emilo Lasio produces the best artwork of the week.

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8.4
Justice League #17

Feb 25, 2013

The end signifies lasting changes and repercussions for the League as they have several reserve members in mind but some of them have been recruited for Amanda Waller's JLA.

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8.4
Justice League #19

Apr 22, 2013

It was entertaining from cover-to-cover and worth every penny spent.

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9.0
Justice League #22

Jul 15, 2013

Trinity War is off to a great start. I'm glad DC held off one year before doing a cross over event because it gave the New 52 time to earn its reputation and establish who these characters are under their new light.

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4.0
Justice League #23

Sep 3, 2013

The writing, art and coloring are all fine but I want to talk about the larger issue at hand. This was supposed to be the big finale of "Trinity War" and it turns out that this miniseries event was nothing more than just a prelude to DC Comics "Forever Evil" event that kicks off this month.

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8.0
Justice League #39

Feb 24, 2015

The ending of this issue seemed a bit rushed, but the book was well done and does a great job of getting fans excited for the upcoming Darkseid War.

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7.0
Justice League Dark #1

Sep 30, 2011

I always had a hard time reading Vertigo titles so I was hesitant to pick this up. I'm glad it did because it was something different that I feel people will enjoy if you are looking for a little variety. The artwork and color are very fitting for this type of story. I'm going to stick around for issue two for sure.

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6.0
Justice League Dark #2

Nov 1, 2011

This was a little harder for me to get into than the last issue. The colors make the art stand out in this issue and the writing makes you wonder if this will actually end up being a Justice League type group or will it be just a bunch of supernatural people who band together to fight a common foe. That remains to be seen and the prospect either way is interesting to bring readers back for future issues.

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8.0
Justice League Dark #23

Aug 26, 2013

Jeff Lemire is something of an artist when it comes to storytelling because the fine points are all in the details. Everyone feels that they can handle the power of the "Box" and while there appear to be many qualified suitors, the one who can actually handle the responsibility is a real doozy.

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7.0
Justice League International #3

Nov 4, 2011

The art work was nothing to complain about and the cover's imagery was taken from The Dark Knight movie. This is the perfect tale for you if you are looking for something simple and fun.

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6.0
Justice League International #5

Jan 9, 2012

The art and colors are bold and vibrant and Jurgens delivers a predictable, but fun story that reveals the emergence of a new threat at the book conclusion.

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8.4
Justice League International #6

Feb 3, 2012

They are becoming more than political poster boys now and Jurgens is doing a great job of telling a story about a team finding themselves in the face of adversity.

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8.0
Justice League International #7

Mar 12, 2012

The fact that an Earth villain was able to accomplish what the intergalactic warlord, Peraxxus, couldn't do makes this new story arc all the more interesting.

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8.4
Justice League of America (2013) #1

Feb 25, 2013

Next month's issue should be very interesting.

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8.4
Justice League of America (2013) #3

May 14, 2013

The Kindt/Manhunter combination fits like a glove, and an ongoing series is something the DC Comics brass should explore. The third time seems to be the charm for this new series as the setup and establishment is over and now the team swings into action.

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8.4
Justice League of America (2013) #7

Aug 20, 2013

The reason this event has come off so well is because the good guys have been forced into a situation where they are constantly on their heels and can't find proper range in order to plant their feet and completely focus.

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4.0
Justice League United Annual #1

Nov 3, 2014

I want to like this series, I really do, but with so much going on it's difficult to enjoy it all.

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10
Lantern City #1

May 18, 2015

There are some first issues that are merely one hot wonders while others completely miss the mark. Lantern City hits the bullseye with its eyes closed due to its great script, stunning visuals, and enthralling premise. With the promise of much more to come in the story, the second issue can't come soon enough.

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9.6
Locke & Key Alpha #1

Sep 16, 2013

Joe Hill sets a dark tone filled with the right amount of suspense and eccentricity that has been a hallmark of the series. Gabriel Rodriguez's artwork is truly one of a kind and perfectly complements the narrative. Everything that happens in the cave consumes your imagination as you envision yourself fighting gremlins in a confining and inescapable darkness. "Mind blown" are the words I would use to describe the ending, which makes you wonder with eager anticipation how the final chapter will unfold.

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9.0
Locke & Key Omega #1

Nov 19, 2012

Starts off slow but picks ups as the story moves along. Emilo Lopez's artwork is the highlight of this book.

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7.0
Low #1

Aug 4, 2014

Overall, Low is off to a good start and sets the stage for what could very well be a great series. All of the elements you need for an intriguing tale are in place because you have no idea what is going to happen next.

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6.0
Magneto: Not a Hero #1

Nov 15, 2011

The writing hits it's stride when Erik has a condescending attitude while being questioned about the massacre by Captain America and Iron Man. The Avengers believe he must cooperate because it's up to them if he leaves while Magneto believes the opposite. The ending of this issue essentially reveals the obvious plot going forward. It's nothing creative or original, but nothing bad either.

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8.4
Mara #6

Oct 7, 2013

This is Mara's swan song as the series comes to end, but I hope this is not the last we see of her because I believe Brian Wood has only scratched the surface of what this character can become.

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9.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1

Oct 7, 2013

The detail of Marco Rudy's artwork perfectly illustrates the madness Spider-Man is experiencing. Val Staples' coloring compliments the pencil and makes the reader feel that they are tripping on acid at times, which also conveys the gravity of the psychological peril Spider-Man is in, as his spider sense is ringing nonstop. The maze of twists and turns written by Kindt makes you wonder if this is real or just some horrible nightmare. The end of this tale reveals an insurmountable gauntlet of 99 problems for Spider-Man.

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10
Masks #1

Dec 3, 2012

This goes without saying, but you need to buy this book ASAP!!! If you have a tablet, the work shines just a little bit better on the screen.

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9.0
Masks #2

Dec 24, 2012

Anything else is just a letdown, despite how good it is. Another thing that makes this story fascinating is the fact that the masked heroes are millionaires. This sends a message, in small way, but still a message, to a world where the 99% feel violated by the rich 1% that there are good rich people in the world that do and will continue to do great things for the benefit of everyone.

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9.0
Masks #4

Mar 4, 2013

Dynamite has a real good thing going here and I can hardly wait to see what happens next.

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8.0
Mega Man #12

Apr 16, 2012

Overall its fun read and it's not hard at all to figure out what is going on if you missed the four previous issues. Oh yeah, Rush is in it too!

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9.0
Mega Man #40

Sep 2, 2014

The publisher promises a shocking twist and delivers in spades at the very page where Xander, the anti-robot extremist of the Mega Man X period, makes a big statement with a particular set of drawings in his jail cell that will make you giddy with all sorts of guessing games and conspiracy theories of what's to come.

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10
Mega Man #42

Nov 3, 2014

While I don't read every issue of Mega Man, this is an arc that is super fun, easily garners your attention and will make the child in you smile all day whether you blew into your video game cartridge or not.

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10
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #7

Nov 17, 2014

When talking about this series as a whole, so far, this second run has been a B+ which is nothing to complain about. However, it's leaves a little to be desired when every issue in the first run was an A+. Different directions take time to flesh out and this issue brings the series back to that elite level quality and leaves lots of intriguing things in store for Miles Morales in the months ahead.

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9.0
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8

Dec 22, 2014

The artwork of David Marquez has been always spot on but it was coloring of Justin Ponsor that took center stage as the dark tone during the flashbacks represented for Jefferson a point in time that he would like to forget. As much as the Katie Bishop thing is just begging for continuation, the life of Jefferson Davis is a great detour that promises even more answers from the past that will dictate the future.

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7.0
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #10

Feb 23, 2015

His immediate future, however, is embroiled with Hydra, which was capped off with great emotion on the final page.

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8.4
Mind MGMT #4

Aug 27, 2012

A well-paced story that begs the question, is Rhodey really dead?

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8.4
Mind MGMT #5

Oct 1, 2012

Origins are revealed and secrets are discovered in this chapter that have only begun to scratch the surface

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9.0
Mind MGMT #14

Sep 3, 2013

As much as we learned about the past, it's what we learned about Meru in the present that really puts things through a loop. Kindt's artwork is clean, simple and brilliant for this type of story.

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9.0
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #1

Jul 1, 2013

It doesn't matter if the stories are true or not, it just matters is they are good. In this case, the stories are wonderfully told and a privilege to read.

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9.6
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #3

Sep 30, 2013

Despite these stories being derived from a competitive nature, it's really not about who wins or loses, its about enjoying the wonderful stories in the spirit of a good time.

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10
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 3 #1

Mar 16, 2015

One of the things that makes Mouse Guard great is that it's doesn't come out on a regular basis. Having to wait for something so elegant makes one appreciate the labor that goes into such an endeavor because we get something different with every outing. Three new creators will try their hand next month with more tales that are sure to please if they are half as good as this opening chapter.

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8.0
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #5

Aug 13, 2012

This is a great issue to read if you have never heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They have their own movie coming out in 2014.

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9.0
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #6

Feb 18, 2013

Life outside the mouse kingdom can be dangerous, which amplifies the exploration that has treated readers to a series that is truly one of the best in the game today.

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9.0
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1

Dec 3, 2012

One thing nobody can deny is that this series has had a strong first showing.

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9.0
New Avengers (2010) #16.1

Sep 30, 2011

I loved everything about this book because it has everything a comic book fan could ask for. Bendis did a wonderful job of writing the perfect blend of levity, humor, suspense and action into this book. Paul Mounts' color treatment really makes the art work pop off the page, especially when Norman receives a visit from an old friend and when that poor, poor soul upsets Logan……when will people learn?

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5.0
New Avengers (2010) #18

Nov 15, 2011

The New Avengers do not appear in this issue which I thought was a good move since the focus is on Norman Osborn. The last few issues of this series were building towards getting the band back together but the unveiling of version 2.0 was flat and uneventful considering the character selection. If you hate spiders, the panels showing Ai Apaec's first appearance will make you look for a can of Raid. Overall, the issue left you more interested in the alliance between the super villain factions and it will be interesting to see where it leads.

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7.0
New Avengers (2010) #19

Dec 19, 2011

I had no complaints with the artwork and the end of the book brings about the two teams heading for a collision course. This is one of the last issues that will be written by Bendis as he is leaving the franchise for another popular group (probably X-Men).  His run on the various Avengers books has gained strong opinions all across the board.

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8.0
New Avengers (2013) #4

Mar 25, 2013

You can never, ever go wrong with the art talent of Steve Epting, and the coloring of Frank D'Armata is the perfect compliment. If The Avengers is an action thriller, then New Avengers is a sci-fi thriller that always has something under its sleeve to shock the audience.

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8.0
New Avengers (2013) #29

Feb 2, 2015

The dark and sullen tone of Frank Martin's colors compliment the emotional gravitas depicted by Kev Walker as the question becomes not how do we stop it but what should be done after it occurs.

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8.0
Nightwing (2011) #2

Oct 24, 2011

Nightwing finds himself on the defensive against a mysterious while Dick Grayson receives an inheritance that never entered the realm of possibility in his life. Kyle Higgins does a great job of making Nightwing an intelligent detective in his own right instead of cloning Batman's skills. The color tone is dark thought out the book and the art shines during the emotional portions of the story and one moment in particular when the owner of Haley's Circus reveals to he knew Dick was Nightwing because he trained him and recognized his acrobatic feats. I never read this book on a regular basis, but I think that will change as a result of the character and the story taking on a life of its own.

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8.4
Nightwing (2011) #3

Nov 23, 2011

There is some hoopla over two pencilers, Eddy Barrows and Eduardo Pansica, working on this title. I thought their styles blended together well and I almost didn't notice the change and it does not take away from this issue. Nightwing is getting better and better every month and I expect that trend to continue.

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8.4
Nightwing (2011) #8

Apr 23, 2012

This was the best issue of the new Nightwing to date.

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8.0
Ninjak #1

Mar 16, 2015

We also learn about Colin's past which reveals that he wasn't always a confident warrior. He wasn't a bumbling coward by any means, but seeing how Colin got to be the star of this show looks like it's going to be an interesting journey.

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8.0
Ninjak #2

Apr 27, 2015

Besides the fun and fresh story being presented, there is also more insight into the Ninjak character as his time before being a supreme badass is explored. Clay Mann's artwork makes action unfold like something seen in a movie. Even sedentary moments have a perilous vibe to them as Kannon's monstrous presence oozes danger with every syllable of conversation. Ninjak is yet another one of Valiant's recent releases that is bringing the publisher into the limelight.

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9.0
Nova (2013) #1

Feb 25, 2013

Loeb, McGuinness, and Vines are always in sync and produce great action, solid artwork and a comic book that may turn out to be one of the best books in Marvel's catalog.

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9.0
Nova (2013) #20

Aug 25, 2014

The clear and well defined art of David Balldeon and Terry Pallot, coupled with the colors of David Curiel, complements the witting and makes it just a beautiful book to look. In my opinion, Nova is one of the unsung heroes of Marvel's comic book line-up. It's consistently entertaining while exceeding expectations, and often well reviewed, but it tends gets lost in the shuffle of the A list character books.

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8.0
Nowhere Man #4

Jul 30, 2012

I continue to be impressed by Dynamite Entertainment's offerings every Wednesday. When going to various comic book stores I notice their books tend to be tucked away in the corner of the rack. If you are looking for something new, give this company a chance. They have many titles to choose from and I'm confident that one of them will grab your attention. Marc Guggenheim did co-write the Green Lantern movie screen play but don't let that mess you up.

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9.6
Number 13 #1

Dec 24, 2012

Bottom line, this comic book is a perfect example of good science fiction as it will captivate every fiber of your imagination.

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7.0
Occupy Comics #1

May 28, 2013

If you are looking for something different to pick up off the shelf this week, you might have found it.

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8.4
OMAC #8

Apr 9, 2012

Have we really seen the last O.M.A.C.?

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5.0
Pantha #1

Jun 11, 2012

It piqued my interest enough to see what the second issue has to offer.

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8.0
Peanuts #0

Nov 7, 2011

If you have an extra dollar to spend, you should pick this up and enjoy feeling like a kid again.

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7.0
Peanuts #3

Mar 26, 2012

The artwork in “Fast & Furious” is delightful with Snoopy's hijinks stealing the show. The Linus 1st appearance variant cover is a nice touch for those looking for a little extra nostalgia.

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9.0
Peanuts #4

Dec 3, 2012

I'll certainly think twice the next time I see my cat, Batman, headed towards Yoda's food bowl, that's for sure!

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8.4
Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1

Oct 7, 2011

The script shows the origin of his relentless nature and the art work perfectly captures the emotion displayed by the characters. This is a great book for fans of Batman villains. I question whether or not this book has the juice to remain interesting for five issues since the meat and potatoes of Penguin's character has been revealed.

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7.0
Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #2

Nov 11, 2011

I was concerned this series wouldn't have the juice to remain interesting over time and those fears can be put to rest.

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9.0
Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #3

Dec 14, 2011

Crime and mayhem aside, the softer side of this iconic villain is more complex than someone with mommy issues. It takes a special kind of love to infiltrate the heart of an individual who grew up with an immense amount of hatred and torment. The tone and style of Kudranski's art accomplishes two important things: it compliments Gotham's seedy underbelly along with the dark side of Penguin's ruthless aggression and depicts the light that can be found even in the darkest of places as Batman lurks in the shadows.

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8.4
Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #4

Jan 9, 2012

Kudranski makes gets use of shadows that eerily depicts how gloomy of a place Gotham can be. This has been the sleeper series of the DC Reboot and even with one issue to go; I can already draw comparisons to Alan Mooore's The Killing Joke and feel this will be a series people will remember for years to come.

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9.0
Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #5

Feb 13, 2012

If you passed on it then please, buy the graphic novel that will be released in a few months. The series has not received a lot of press but I promise you it will be the hidden gem of your collection.

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8.0
Planet Hulk #1

May 26, 2015

Most of the time, tie in books fail to add any real depth to the overarching story they are trying to enhance. While it would have been nice to see more of Planet Hulk in its current form, Humphries did a great job of establishing everyone's role where Green Goliath's appear to play background noise to a much larger issue at hand.

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9.0
Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #1

Sep 10, 2012

Doctor Zaius hates humans because of the destruction and the fact that the bomb was man made. He is bound to find this out, if he doesn't already know. Knowledge is power and this will strengthen his resolve to no end.

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7.0
Planetoid #1

Jun 18, 2012

Not a bad start at all to a new series with a lot of backstory to build off of.

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9.6
Polarity #4

Jul 22, 2013

The ending teases the possibility of a sequel down the line and while there was no stone left unturned, Bemis and the entire creative team have turned in something special and I hope we haven't seen the last of Tim and his "Manic-Man" persona.

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9.6
Polarity #4

Jul 15, 2013

One of the great things about this series overall is Bemis' portrayal of Tim. Absent is the stereotypical, self-loathing whiner with a bleak outlook on life and present is the stereotypical, self-loathing whiner of sorts who is troubled by the degeneration of his generation. The real difference is that now he has the power to actually do something about it. The ending teases the possibility of a sequel down the line and while there was no stone left unturned, Bemis and the entire creative team have turned in something special and I hope we haven't seen the last of Tim and his “Manic-Man” persona.

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6.0
Predator: Fire And Stone #3

Dec 22, 2014

Williamson delivers laid back story which isn't a bad thing, but it makes the payoff at the end pretty sweet. Chris Mooneyham's artwork exhibits good character work with a gritty presentation, but the coloring is rather plain, lacks energy, and didn't serve the illustrations well.

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7.0
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Sep 15, 2014

Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a solid first installment. A little bit of this and a little bit of that goes a long way towards setting up a story that could add all sorts of elements to the Alien mythos while answering some long outstanding questions.

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8.0
Prophecy #2

Jul 23, 2012

Ron Marz put together a fun and exciting story an that had an interesting concept with each character having different stakes in the outcome. The art is solid all around and Dynamite Entertainment has produced yet another great read.

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9.6
Punisher (2011) #5

Nov 18, 2011

Every facet of storytelling in this book draws you in and you really feel bad for the kid even though it's probably better off he doesn't get too close to the situation. I have been a sometimes "on" but mostly "off" Punisher reader, but Greg Rucka has changed that for me. I'm sure anyone who is in the same boat will feel this way after reading this along with the four previous issues.

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8.0
Punisher (2011) #6

Dec 12, 2011

No complaints with the art and colors and the overall story was well done but nothing major occurred as this was set up issue for something larger coming down the pipe.

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8.0
Punisher (2011) #7

Jan 9, 2012

This is a brilliant issue to either jump back in on or start enjoying for the first time.

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9.0
Punisher (2011) #8

Feb 3, 2012

"Dead Winter" is the perfect name for this issue as the shroud of death has emerged among a cold, dark and snowy New York as things will get exponentially worse before anyone can think of them getting better.

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7.0
Punisher (2011) #9

Mar 19, 2012

Overall, this is an issue that establishes Rachel as a major player in the Punisher's war on crime and the Exchange.

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8.0
Punisher (2011) #10

Apr 23, 2012

While the ending was kind of predictable, the stakes have been raised as all of Megacrime wants what is in Matt Murdock's possession. Checchetto and Hollingsworth's art maintained the dark and washed out look we've come to expect from this series.

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8.4
Punisher (2011) #11

May 14, 2012

Overall, this is another great example of why The Punisher is consistently enjoyable to read.

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8.0
Punisher (2011) #14

Aug 27, 2012

Overall, this is a solid comic in every way.

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8.4
Punisher (2011) #16

Oct 1, 2012

Rucka has produced a story that is just as much about Cole-Alves as it is about the title character. The catalyst of her journey towards revenge is reminiscent of Castle's. The usual murderous mayhem is absent, and instead, The Punisher delicately plays the role of hero in order to save Cole-Alves from herself.

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8.0
Punisher: Trial of the Punisher #1

Sep 30, 2013

Then again, we could say the same thing for this one, but the fact that he is really guilty adds a level of depth not previously seen in other Punisher books.

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9.0
Punisher: War Zone #1

Oct 29, 2012

Carmine Di Giandomenico's art gives the story a serious tone required to sell the magnitude of what is about to transpire.

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9.0
Punisher: War Zone #4

Feb 4, 2013

When it is all said and done, I have a feeling this character will never be the same again.

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8.4
Punisher: War Zone #5

Mar 4, 2013

While we don't know what's next for the Punisher, it's not the last time bad guys will face the wearer of the white skull shirt as they are looking down the barrel of gun.

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8.0
Puppet Master #1

Apr 2, 2015

Gabborin and De Scacco did an excellent job of capturing the essence of the earlier films and even those who aren't familiar with the brand will thoroughly enjoy this horror delight.

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1.0
Purgatori #1

Sep 22, 2014

I haven't said this about a book in quite some time, but Purgatori is shelf-listed, meaning it's not worth your time, money or the minimal amount of mental energy it would take to read all 32 pages.

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10
Rai #4

Sep 2, 2014

The only bad thing about this book was the very end where it said that Rai returns in December. I'm inpatient and I really don't want to wait that long. However, I'm all in on this series and will be the first person in line when the second arch hits shelves this holiday season.

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9.0
Rai #6

Jan 19, 2015

A master plan to take out Father comes close, but eventually falters. Matt Kindt adds new elements that makes each outing more intriguing than the next. This book is just a pleasure to read and gives you the most for your money.

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6.0
Rebels (2015) #1

Mar 16, 2015

Brian Wood and company pulled off a serviceable first issue that set the stage and there is plenty of room for growth that needs to be taken upon in order for the series to flourish in the months ahead.

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8.0
Red Hood And The Outlaws #0

Sep 24, 2012

After all, we are living in a new universe.

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9.0
Red Hood And The Outlaws #14

Dec 3, 2012

Pick this up and trust me, you won't be disappointed in the slightest.

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8.4
Red Hood And The Outlaws #15

Dec 24, 2012

Scott Lobdell asks a unique question: What would you do if you got a chance to confront the person who killed you? It's something that no murder victim can ever answer.

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8.4
Red Lanterns #1

Sep 19, 2011

Through a series of events, Atrocitus regains his rage but now wonders if another member of the Red Lanterns is now in charge. Milligan's writing makes this issue easy and fun to follow if you are not familiar with the Red Lanterns' story. Ed Benes produced the best art work of the week. Yes, I know the art is mostly red. However, the primary color is done in such a vibrant way that captures the emotion of the Red Lanterns harness: rage.

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7.0
Red Lanterns #2

Oct 7, 2011

This is a solid second issue that will bring readers back for issue three.

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6.0
Red Lanterns #3

Nov 7, 2011

Seeing Bleez's past was the meat and potatoes of this story and explains the nature of her rage.

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9.0
Red Lanterns #6

Feb 6, 2012

The red ring was drawn to Moore like a moth to a flame and the end result produces the first human Red Lantern.

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8.0
Red Lanterns #24

Oct 28, 2013

The Red Lantern Corps will play a pivotal role in the outcome on next month's event finale. They have been given their own voice which has been missing for almost a year now. One thing is for sure, no matter how it all plays out, the Reds will make it anything but predictable.

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9.0
Red Sonja (2013) #0

Aug 4, 2014

Something about the dialog suggests that Gail Simone likes a good drink and maybe expresses that sentiment through Red Sonja which speaks to how much fun you will have reading this book which will make you appreciate the serious even more.

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9.6
Red Sonja (2013) #1

Jul 22, 2013

This ongoing series is another great example of why there should be more, and the talents of Gail Simone is the perfect archetype to improve a glaring need.

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9.6
Red Sonja (2013) #1

Jul 22, 2013

This ongoing series is another great example of why there should be more, and the talents of Gail Simone is the perfect archetype to improve a glaring need.

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8.4
Red Sonja (2013) #3

Sep 16, 2013

When it is all said and done, Gail Simone's Red Sonja will be one of the standout books of 2013.  She brings heart to a character that performs her craft with sheer brutality while telling a phenomenal story in the process.

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8.4
Red Sonja (2013) #4

Oct 14, 2013

Red Sonja has become one of my favorite comic books in circulation today. Gail Simone has done a wonderful job of creating adventures that are not only worthy of the "Red Devil", but have put her in situations that she can't just slash her way out of with a sword.

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8.0
Red Sonja (2013) #11

Aug 18, 2014

If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon as it relates to this series, do so immediately. Red Sonja is a fantastic read that gets better and better every month.

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8.0
Red Sonja (2013) #13

Nov 17, 2014

In my humble opinion, if you haven't jumped on the Red Sonja bandwagon, what the heck are you doing? Start reading this series now.

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8.4
Red Team #5

Sep 30, 2013

With only two issues left, I almost don't want to read them because that means it will be over. But who am I kidding. I just got to know if the team makes it out unscathed.

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10
Resurrectionists #1

Nov 17, 2014

Here's hoping with both sets of fingers crossed that this isn't just another series that has an amazing first issue and falters shortly after.

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7.0
Resurrectionists #4

Feb 16, 2015

This is a credit to Fred Van Lente because he has an intricate knowledge of history and it really shows in this series. This series is not an easy read, which will turn off some and requires some re-reading to understand certain things that occur. Dark Horse has something special with Resurrectionists as all of the key elements in the main story are fun and intriguing, however, this series could end up sabotaging itself for trying to be too clever. Regardless of some back-tracking, the juice is definitely worth the squeeze.

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9.6
Revival #2

Aug 20, 2012

The heart of the story lies with police officer Dana Cypress, who was removed from the “Revitalized Citizen Arbitration Team” by her father, the chief of police. She is also looking after her little sister who is revealed to be a Reviver in the last issue and trying to keep is a secret. A solid comic book in every way and it makes me want to find out more.

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7.0
Road Rage #1

Feb 20, 2012

While Road Rage doesn't re-invent the wheel by any means, it's a creepy book that will have you coming back for more.

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8.4
Road Rage #3

Apr 30, 2012

This is a positive step forward with the series and of course, we are provided with an ending that will make you come back next month for the series' conclusion.

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4.0
Robocop (2014) #2

Aug 11, 2014

When most people see a RoboCop comic book on the shelf, that sense of immediate recognition takes place, and is usually followed by memories of previous comic incarnations, leading to the buyer passing on the product. I really hope that Williamson and company can keep the established tone consistent because it will go a long way in making this a series that stands out.

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8.0
Robocop (2014) #4

Oct 6, 2014

The ending of this book presents a subtle holy shit moment where the zero gun policy affects RoboCop which made me ask all sorts of questions about the coming events and very excited for the next issue.

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8.0
Robocop (2014) #7

Jan 12, 2015

Comics based on a movie or a cartoon franchise usually don't interest me too much because I already know what we're going to get. RoboCop delivers the franchise's definitive voice with an intriguing narrative that is easy to follow and large in scope.

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7.0
Rocket Raccoon #4

Oct 13, 2014

During the SLAP, BANG, and KAPOW fisticuffs, Rocket catches a punch and it simply said "Nope" underneath before he starts putting the boots to his foes. I never thought I would ever find an ounce of sadness while looking at Skottie Young's imagery, but that just speaks to how he can convey a range of sentiment and individualities in a character like Rocket Raccoon. This series has been a surprise thus far and just keeps getting better with every outing.

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7.0
Rocket Raccoon #7

Jan 26, 2015

The thought of losing the one constant in his life after discovering he is the last of his kind drives him to new heroic heights.

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9.0
Rocket Salvage #2

Jan 26, 2015

This fun cast of characters makes Rocket Salvage worth investing into a different kind of mystery that is fantastic in every way. Trust me, going back to read the first issue to fill in the blanks will be money well spent.

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9.0
Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2 #1

Mar 26, 2012

Marc Gungenheim's "The Good Guys" is the serious story of the issue while the "The Ducketeer" and "A Dream of Flying" provide a little something for everyone with stunning visuals and a lot of laughs.

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9.6
Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2 #4

Jul 9, 2012

To drive my point home, Cliff is dealing with a riot in Los Angeles while saving the day on another planet.

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8.0
Rubicon #1

Mar 3, 2014

Rubicon might not be everyone's cup of tea but I'm glad it's been placed on the table for those to enjoy who want something unique to sample.

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10
Rumble #2

Jan 26, 2015

To wrap this up nicely, Rumble is as carefully crafted as it gets. It just might be my new favorite comic book.

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9.0
RunLoveKill #1

Apr 20, 2015

While the premise is something we've read before, Jon Tsuei and Eric Canete make it easy appreciate the world and the mystery surrounding Rain as it appears to be something that is going to get bigger and bigger as things move forward with this eight issue series.

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8.0
S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #2

Jan 19, 2015

This was an enjoyable read and can't wait for more next month when Spider-Man enters the fray.

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9.6
Saga #1

Mar 19, 2012

I'm glad I read this issue and the ending will leave you excited to see how the series concludes next month.

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9.0
Saga #2

Apr 16, 2012

Fiona Staples' art brings a lot of energy and uncanny details to every page. If you haven't read this book yet then please, give it a chance.

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9.6
Saga #3

May 21, 2012

There is one word that sums up the ending.

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8.4
Saga #5

Jul 23, 2012

I hadn't thought of this until now, but none of the main characters have met each other yet and the comic is already one of the years best. Just think about that people!

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9.0
Saga #6

Aug 20, 2012

If you like role playing games then this is right up your alley. Pathfinder is a potluck of fantasy, action, and adventure that would make any card player proud. This is coming from a guy who hates RPG's but don't let that sway your opinion. A lot of hard work went into this new title.

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9.0
Saga #7

Nov 19, 2012

Saga is one of those books I would show someone in order to change their perspective on the genre. It's that good, and Brian K. Vaughan shows no signs of slowing down.

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8.4
Saga #8

Dec 24, 2012

The Cyclops of the past and the Cyclops of the present meet for the first time. What do you think will happen?

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8.4
Saga #10

Feb 25, 2013

Fiona Staples is money as always in the art department and Brian K. Vaughan has once again written one of the best comic books of the week.

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9.6
Saga #11

Mar 25, 2013

Saga is the gift that keeps on giving because not only is every issue absolutely amazing but it just keeps getting better and better.

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9.0
Saga #13

Aug 20, 2013

Saga is one of the first comic books I recommend to people who ask about a good title to read.

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8.4
Sasquatch Detective Special #1

Dec 14, 2018

Overall, comedian Brandee Stilwell has done a great job of introducing the world to a fun character who is comfortable in her own fur. If you're looking for something outside of the cape and cowl variety, Sasquatch Detective is an inherently enjoyable option.

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8.0
Scarlet Spider #1

Jan 16, 2012

Not a bad first issue at all and I'm intrigued to see what happens next month.

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7.0
Scarlet Spider #2

Feb 13, 2012

At the end of the day, Kaine has to choose: life in Mexico or crime fighting in Houston.

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8.4
Secret Avengers #20

Jan 3, 2012

Maleev's art might not be everyone's cup of tea but it was very appropriate for this book.  Both gritty and quietly paced, Maleev was the perfect storyteller to depict this issue's stealth mission with Ellis delivering the best issue of the title to date. It will be sad to see Ellis leave the series as Venom writer Rick Remender takes over the series in February. I'm kind of a $3.99 price snob but bottom line…..BUY IT!

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8.4
Secret Avengers #21.1

Jan 30, 2012

It's a new day for this series with what I'm sure to be some great adventures on the horizon.

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8.4
Secret Avengers (2013) #1

Feb 18, 2013

There is too much going on and it fails on every level to make you care about this character. Nothing to get excited about at all.

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9.0
Secret Six (2014) #1

Dec 15, 2014

Catman is the character Simone has a lot of experience writing and he is used as a vehicle to reintroduce the world to something bad with a twist.

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10
Secret Wars #1

May 11, 2015

Jonathan Hickman delivers in a big way here and with the splendid artwork of Esad Ribic and the gorgeous coloring of Ive Svorcina, Secret Wars is in excellent hands and plans to take us on a the ride of a lifetime.

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10
Secret Wars #2

May 18, 2015

Secret Wars #2 has so much going for it as the status quo has been replaced with a new order of things. It's only a matter of time until someone challenges Doom, but I have no earthly idea how anyone can oppose him, much less win. It's not just the fights that are going be interesting, but how the areas of Battleworld interact with each other that seemingly makes this deep story full of endless possibilities.

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10
Shaft #2

Jan 12, 2015

The ending in this issue looks to serve at the turning point when John Shaft turns into the mythological bad ass we've come to know as Shaft. As history dictates, that is not a good thing for those who have wronged him.

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7.0
Shazam! (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

Ultimately, Shazam is off to a decent start. Despite the five dollar price tag, it checks all of the boxes and has an exciting conclusion that will all but guarantee a second purchase with the next installment.

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10
She-Hulk (2014) #9

Oct 27, 2014

Well, sometimes, the comics with remarkable storytelling only appeal to a select few and fail to capture the imagination of the masses. I read all of the previous issues in this run and judging by my own opinion of the character, I'm not surprised of its short shelf life. However, I feel She-Hulk deserves to second chance to make a first impression.

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7.0
Sidekick #8

Sep 8, 2014

Tom Mandrake produces some pleasing visuals throughout the book and does a great job of conveying the emotional state of the characters. Overall, this is another fun installment in a series that gets better with every outing.

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9.0
Silver Surfer (2014) #7

Nov 17, 2014

This issue serves as a great jumping on point since a recap of what you might have missed is seamlessly woven into the current story.

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9.6
Skeleton Key Color Special (one-shot) #1

May 7, 2012

The cover would have turned me away years earlier because there is not a cape in sight. This is a unique and lighthearted coming of age tale that everyone will enjoy. The next time you go to the comic book store, go to the shelf and read the first five pages. I'm willing to bet your wallet will be three dollars lighter.

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9.0
Skullkickers #17

Sep 4, 2012

There is a fair amount of fighting and violence inside the pages of this book but there is a lot more depth to the story.

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8.4
Skullkickers #24

Sep 3, 2013

The artwork presents the customary cartoony style we expect from this series and doesn't fail to augment the humor in the storytelling department. This is the perfect issue for old and new fans alike.

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8.0
Snapshot #1

Feb 11, 2013

While more and more black and white comics are coming out of the wood work, it was very appropriate here. It added a level of depth to the situation at hand as the tension builds from the moment Dobson opens that damn phone. This was a strong first issue and I'm looking for to the next one.

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8.0
Sonic Universe #51

Apr 22, 2013

New robots are created from the combined knowledge of Wily and Eggman so that means double the danger and it will take the combined efforts of Mega Man and Sonic to win the day…if they can ever get on the same page.

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8.0
Spider-Gwen #3

Apr 2, 2015

I like where this series is heading because of all the dynamics that have been established with the first three issues. Gwen is a character that you couldn't hate, even if you tried which is the glue that holds everything together. At this rate, this could be a front runner for the year's best ongoing series.

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9.0
Spider-Men #1

Jun 18, 2012

Miles is barely in this issue, but that was definitely the right call since his since his one page appearance made more of an impact then him being in every page. Peter is the visitor dealing with a whirlwind of emotions when he learns the Ultimate version of him is dead and that his identity was revealed to the world.

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9.6
Spider-Men #2

Jul 2, 2012

The story progresses to S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ where Ultimate Nick Fury has Peter detained in a holding cell and their conversation produces the biggest word balloon ever seen by an anxiety-filled Peter Parker. Some tend to bag on Mysterio but I feel he was the perfect villain to be the catalyst of these events. Bendis' writing makes the story move at such an entertaining pace that you start getting concerned as the pages on the right hand side get thinner because you realize the end is near and that's the only disappointing thing about this book.

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8.0
Spider-Men #3

Jul 16, 2012

The art is great, the concepts are interesting...people, you should be reading this!

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9.0
Spider-Men #4

Aug 13, 2012

As always, Bendis and Pichelli delivery the goods, in droves, with their unique talents.

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9.6
Spider-Men #5

Sep 24, 2012

If subtlety is not your thing, then the ending is anything but and the possible ramifications of it are endless.

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9.0
Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Oct 24, 2011

After reading this I can safely say the ingenuity of this combination will appeal to hardcore and casual fans. The classic versions of the Legion and Star Trek crews simultaneously arrive in an alternate 23rd century on Earth where evil rules. Chris Roberson pulled off the coup of making these two groups feel like they were made for each other and they don't even meet each other in the first issue. The art and colors in this book blend together perfectly. This comic series has the juice to boldly bring readers where no comic book fan has gone before. Besides, you know you want to see Brainiac 5 and Spock's first meeting of the minds.

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9.0
Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Nov 15, 2011

This second installment was just as fun as the last one. There is an even amount of things from both properties that produce page by page entertainment. The art and colors are gorgeously captured the emotion of the moment. This cross over event brings a lot of detail to the table with the art and storytelling and deserves more attention then it's getting.

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9.0
Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation² #1

Jun 4, 2012

The writers deserve a lot of credit for producing a carefully crafted and entertaining script. Woodward's oil painting style artwork is the icing on the cake of one wonderful comic book.

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9.6
Star Wars (2013) #2

Feb 19, 2013

The first issue scored a perfect ten and this second offering scored a nine. That is not a knock in the slightest as I had an absolute blast reading this book and in the end, thats what comic books are supposed to be about. Fun!

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8.4
Star Wars (2013) #3

Mar 18, 2013

All and all, the force is strong with this one.

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9.0
Star Wars (2013) #4

Apr 15, 2013

I'vesaid it for the last three issues and Im going to say it again. If you are not reading this series, you are doing yourself a huge dis-service as a comic book or Star Wars fan. Read it now!!!

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9.0
Star Wars (2013) #5

May 13, 2013

If you shy away from Star Wars comic books, please, make this series the exception. Read it now!

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8.4
Star Wars (2013) #7

Jul 15, 2013

It was so daunting that I thought Palpatine was yelling at me. On Tatooine, Luke visits the graves of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru and the scene just tugs at your heart strings because we see Luke going through the mourning process which we never saw in the film. All and all, Star Wars is the comic book gift that just keeps on giving no matter which galaxy you reside in.

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8.4
Star Wars (2013) #8

Aug 20, 2013

The bottom line is if you believe in the ways of the Force, you will believe in the power of this comic book.

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8.4
Star Wars (2013) #10

Oct 14, 2013

Then I remembered, oh yeah, nothing happens to Luke and Wedge because I've seen Return of the Jedi. That is what makes this series an amazing pleasure to read. Even though you already know the outcome, the story is written and the artwork is drawn in such a way that you forget everything you know and just focus on the here and now. Any series that can do that on a consistent basis is worthy of all accolades it can carry.

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6.0
Star Wars (2014) #1

Jan 19, 2015

While I wanted more meat on the bone in terms of story, this new era is on the right track because Jason Aaron and company accomplished the the most important goal with this book by emphatically letting everyone know that this is Star Wars!

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9.0
Star Wars (2014) #4

Apr 27, 2015

The figure was drawn and colored with a gravitas that commanded attention and respect from the reader. There was a lot of story development in this issue and Jason Aaron does a masterful job of teasing certain elements that were too far apart before and now appear to be closer to each other than ever before.

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7.0
Star Wars (2014) #5

May 26, 2015

Star Wars has been the number one selling comic book since it's return to Marvel's catalog in January. Jason Aaron has proven to be a writer whose name alone will bring intrigue to a title. His detailed storytelling along with keeping in tuned with the Force has produced series that just brings it month after month.

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6.0
Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #1

Oct 3, 2018

I can't get out of sorts about it because it's not meant for me. Children who enjoyed the animated series will probably get a kick out of this book.

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8.0
Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #2

Oct 12, 2018

Honestly, this should have been the first issue as it would have given the series a stronger start. The story is much, much better this time around, featuring more recognizable characters within the Star Wars universe. The depictions are creatively inspired and embrace the book's horror objective while having fun in the process with a little PEW PEW PEW action to go around.

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5.0
Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #3

Oct 17, 2018

As for this particular issue, I wouldn't recommend it if your pull list operates on a budget.

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4.0
Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #4

Oct 29, 2018

Darth Vader is up next in the series' conclusion. As far as this issue is concerned, it was a miss where a hit was was needed to balance things out in the positive column.

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8.4
Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #5

Oct 31, 2018

The final chapter of Tales From Vader's Castle highlighted the pros and ignored the cons of this series, which made for an excellent conclusion. More misses than hits throughout these five issues made the grand finale of finally seeing Darth Vader do his thing an arduous journey that was almost not worth the trip.

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8.4
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #1

Oct 22, 2012

David Aja's artwork is perfect for the story Matt Fraction is telling. It gives the book a unique and gritty down to earth feeling that sets itself apart from anything else on the shelf today.

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8.0
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #2

Dec 3, 2012

An incarnation of this character could be well suited for the Episode VII movie scheduled for 2015.

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10
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #1

Dec 19, 2011

What good things can you say about John Ostrander that haven't already been said? He's written some of the most popular stories in the expanded universe such as Legacy, Tales and Republic. His Dawn of the Jedi series will debut in February and has already garnered a lot of hype and this series will surely be among some of his best work when it's all said and done. The artwork in this book was a little different than we are used to seeing in Star Wars books. The colors were more vibrant than usual and the characters, buildings and planets were drawn with such pristine and spot-on detail. This was an excellent start to what appears to be a fantastically entertaining series that has the juice to remain interesting during its entire run.

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8.4
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #2

Jan 16, 2012

Cross's stone cold persona was distorted when he showed genuine concern for IN-GA 44 when she was detained while looking up information about the ‘Iron Eclipse' project. The crisp art work and vibrant colors are on par with the first issue. If you always dreamed of a comic book character where 007 meets Han Solo, this is the series for you.

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8.0
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #3

Feb 13, 2012

The art maintained it's vibrant display that contains a lot of fighting and things blowing up.

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8.0
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #5

Apr 16, 2012

Ostrander has created a character that has room to breath since he is not hindered to movie continuity. Stephanie Roux's artwork flourishes during the battle scenes and one panel in particular when the Millennium Falcon swoops in for the rescue.

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9.0
Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #1

Apr 30, 2012

If you are looking for a good read, you have found it as news regarding Boba Fett will have the Holonet and fans abuzz.

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8.4
Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #2

Jun 4, 2012

As far as rating the entertainment value of a Star Wars mini series, Tom Taylor is definitely two for two.

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7.0
Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #3

Jul 2, 2012

Despite this criticism, this is still an enjoyable book that will provide Star Wars fans with another solid chapter in the endless library of the Expanded Universe.

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6.0
Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost #4

Feb 13, 2012

The plot is something you can sink your teeth into but the art takes away from the overall experience.

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7.0
Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost #5

Mar 12, 2012

His presentation in the series makes you feel as if you're watching a movie instead of reading a book and Michael Bartolo's coloring is the perfect compliment. This is a solid book that does a lot heavy lifting in preparation for next month's grand finale.

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8.4
Star Wars: Dark Times - Fire Carrier #1

Feb 11, 2013

Strife, hunger, faith, and normalcy are nowhere in sight for the younglings as artist, Gabriel Guzman paints a dark picture of despair. Brian Wood, with the release of his ongoing series, has substantially raised the bar for anyone writing tales of this coveted space opera. This new chapter of the Expanded Universe does its own thing while using all of the aspects we love about Star Wars.

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6.0
Star Wars: Darth Maul - Death Sentence #1

Jul 30, 2012

Overall, this is a solid start and next month should be interesting.

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Maul - Death Sentence #4

Nov 5, 2012

Mr. Grant Morrison is two for two with this new creator-owned series.

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7.0
Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #4

Aug 25, 2014

The very end was a little flat, but it should cause some speculation for what could possibly happen when Episode VII hits theaters next year.

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10
Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Feb 16, 2015

Salvador Laroca's artwork is amazing and nailed all of the iconic images and landscapes, while Edgar Delgado's coloring was spot on and felt very in touch with the ways of The Force. Kieron Gillen's work with this opening chapter is a great sign of the amount of fun Star Wars fans are going have. Darth Vader's first ongoing series comes out swinging and hits a home run with every turn of the page.

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ghost Prison #1

May 29, 2012

He is someone who is easy to cheer for and it will be interesting to see where things go as Vader's involvement in the story will no doubt test Tohm's allegiance to it's fullest.

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10
Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ghost Prison #2

Jun 25, 2012

Expanded Universe stories can be either hit or miss but this issue bullseyes the womp rat in spades.

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9.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ghost Prison #3

Jul 23, 2012

This has been the best Star Wars series released by Dark Horse this year. Iron Eclipse is a close second but the period of time between Episodes III & IV will always have a leg up on drawing in Star Wars fans.

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9.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ghost Prison #4

Aug 27, 2012

This will probably go down as the best Star Wars series of the year as the 20 year gap between episodes III & IV are a writer's dream because there is so much ground to cover.

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9.6
Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ghost Prison #5

Sep 24, 2012

All five issues gave you something different to sink your teeth into while building anticipation for the next chapter.

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1

Apr 22, 2013

This is a fantastic start to what should be an entertaining voyage.

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8.4
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #2

May 20, 2013

That alone speaks volumes as to the amount of trouble his apprentice is in, as Darth Vader has gone from being the hunter to the hunted.

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8.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3

Jun 24, 2013

Expanded universe tales are open to a lot of scrutiny because of their lack of “Star Wars feel” but if you look at this as a Darth Vader story, you should have no problem enjoying your trip to the Dark Side.

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6.0
Star Wars: Kanan #1

Apr 2, 2015

While this isn't as strong of a debut as Star Wars, Darth Vader, or Princes Leia, I think this six issue mini-series will either sink or swim with direction of Greg Weisman. He has a firm understanding of the Clone Wars era and makes it his own while developing interesting characters, no matter how little time we have with them.

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6.0
Star Wars: Kanan #2

May 11, 2015

The next installment will most likely deal with some post Episode III elements. This is really intriguing since we've read about that time period in novels such as Tarkin and A New Dawn. However, we get to actually see some of them unfold in this canon shepherd by the Lucasfilm story group.

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8.0
Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 #4

Jul 2, 2013

Four issues in andLegacy IIhas given comic book fans something to be excited for and I cant wait to see what happens next.

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8.0
Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 #5

Jul 29, 2013

The Sith have shown their hand and it means nothing but bad things for everyone involved, except for fans everywhere.

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8.4
Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #1

Dec 10, 2012

This was a great start for this new series and it will be interesting to see where things go from here.

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6.0
Stray #1

Feb 23, 2015

As a concept, Stray has enormous potential and I wanted to love it, but it this issue feels too familiar and doesn't bring enough of it's own spin to this familiar tale.

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9.0
Stumptown Vol. 2 #1

Sep 17, 2012

So let's talk the art. It's a little rough but that is a compliment in this case because it brings a realistic feel to the book. This is not the type of comic I would have read in my younger years because there is not a cape in sight. Greg Ruck provides another great example that not all comic books require spandex tights. This was ridiculously close to being my pick of the week.

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9.0
Stumptown Vol. 2 #2

Oct 15, 2012

This comic may sound like something you would normally not read but this is my pick of the week if you want a break from the capes and cowls.

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8.4
Stumptown Vol. 2 #3

Nov 12, 2012

This is a series that is not getting a lot of attention, but certainly deserves it. Emotion, action and suspense along with Dex's exceptional ability to deduce the facts in the case makes this a series you want to keep your eye on.

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8.4
Suicide Squad (2011) #6

Feb 13, 2012

I enjoyed Clayton Henry's work in this issue and especially when the Squad comes face-to-face with what I can only characterize as the transvestite army of Harley Quinn.

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7.0
Superboy (2011) #1

Sep 16, 2011

The strongest compliments come when the mystery of who the human DNA donor is brought to light as "Red" believes the answer lies in inherited memories of life in a small midwestern town.

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8.4
Superboy (2011) #4

Dec 19, 2011

The first issue started strong and the last two issues kind of fell off point a little bit. This was a great step in the right direction with a mystery included that is going to haunt the boy of steel for the foreseeable future.

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8.0
Superboy (2011) #6

Feb 13, 2012

DC has already announced a Superman Family crossover event in the summer and I believe a couple of breadcrumbs were left for us to chew on.

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8.0
Supergirl (2011) #1

Sep 23, 2011

A tease of the “Kansas Incident” is mentioned and we discover what Kara's outfit represents on Krypton.

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9.0
Supergirl (2011) #3

Nov 18, 2011

We get our first exposure to green Kryptonite and it hurts even more than before. The script draws you in right away and the pacing is perfect. The art, pencils and colors were all done very well. You're going to want to jump on this bandwagon as things are getting interesting which I never thought I would say about a Supergirl comic book.

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8.0
Supergirl (2011) #5

Jan 20, 2012

The artwork did a fantastic job of depicting Argo City as this cemetery lost in space and the color treatment was a little darker than previous issues which was perfect in this case because there is nothing vibrant or bright about Kara's discovery. Oh yeah, a new enemy emerges which reveals one of Krypton's past indiscretions

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8.0
Supergirl (2011) #21

Jun 24, 2013

Michael Alan Nelson puts together a story that really makes you feel for Supergirl because of the mind games being played on her are simply foul.

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9.0
Superior Iron Man #2

Dec 1, 2014

The "Superior" in the title works perfectly because it's about making others feel their absolute best, even though the end