Brent Jackson's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Word Of The Nerd Reviews: 183
8.0Avg. Review Rating

6.5
Actionverse (2017) #1

Sep 7, 2017

Actionverse #1 Stray is a very interesting comic, I love looking back on a hero's past and seeing how he came to be and how it will affect his future, the writing is superb in this Issue. The first five pages of the series will have the reader clamoring for more, but the resulting pages are a bit of a turn off for the series. The story will have me coming back for more, while I hope the art can be improved upon in the next issue or so.

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9.5
Aliens: Dead Orbit #2

Jun 2, 2017

With a guy like James Stokoe on a book, you know you are in for a treat. His art is like no one else in the comic book industry and he plays effectively well into the Aliens world. Aliens: Dead Orbit is just scary, gruesome fun that is not to be missed, even if you are not a fan of the Aliens franchise you are going to want to pick this up for the art alone. Each issue is a wonder to open up and a feast for the eyes and Stokoe is a fantastic story teller building up tension and leaving the reader wanting and waiting for more!

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9.0
Aliens: Dead Orbit #3

Jul 22, 2017

Aliens Dead Orbit #3 is another fantastic issue in this four issue mini-series. Stokoe understands the Aliens franchise and plays with the Xenomorph characters well. As stated earlier it is a simple "basic" story, but that is the thing if you do the "basics" well they always work and Stokoe is doing them almost perfectly. Things seem to go from bad, to worse, to certain death for Wascylewski and this Issue is no different.

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7.9
B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #1

Jul 28, 2017

Now I would not jump on this if I had never read a Hellboy story before; because, yes, then you would be totally lost. Having that basic knowledge of what the BPRD organization is is essential. Other than that you can totally jump on this story and have an enjoyable reading experience. This issue feels like the first 30 minutes of a good movie. We have a lot of stuff happening, and I am not really sure what is going on, but I cannot wait to see where the story takes me!

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8.0
Batman / TMNT Adventures #1

Nov 10, 2016

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 is another great team up mini series from IDW comics and DC comics. This time they bring together two animated universes and knock it out of the park. This is a great all ages book! Older fans of the Batman Adventure comics or Batman the Animated series will love revisiting the style and characters of that universe, while younger fans of the most recent TMNT animated series and comic series from Nickelodeon will be right at home with these Turtles. Writer Matthew K. Manning does a great job with combining these universes and making sure fans of either one are not lost or confused and the art team knocks it out of the park with great style! While it doesn't break the mold, it's a fun book that everyone can enjoy!

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7.6
Batman / TMNT Adventures #2

Dec 14, 2016

Overall Batman/TMNT Adventures #2 is as good as a set up issue can be. We get the usually hero's meet up hero's fight trope, which if I had not seen in the previous Mini series of Batman/TMNT mini series might have been a little more interesting. It was still fun to see these versions of the characters going at it and it has some geniunely funny jokes in it! This book is still a lot of fun and is a great all ages book that comics desperately need. Besides a little hiccup the art on a few pages, it still looks good and does a great job o meshing together two animated stylings. Now that the set up is over we can get into the meat of the series with issue #3 and that has me excited!

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8.0
Batman: White Knight #1

Oct 3, 2017

Batman White Knight #1 is a good start to this seven issue mini-series, while the story does feel a little long in some parts it mostly flows nicely at setting up everything for the rest of the series. The most intriguing part is how this story is going to play out over seven issues, what is really happening with Batman and The Joker. The staying point is having Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth on art they are truly a “dynamic duo” that will have me picking up the series no matter where the story goes!

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8.1
Blood Brothers (2017) #1

Jun 27, 2017

Looking for a Noir/Crime/Mystery comic with all types of fantasy creatures to boot well look no further than Blood Brothers #1 (of 4). Javier Caba and Fabian Rangel Jr. have crafted an entertaining series (that was apparently a successful Kickstarter before being picked up by Dynamite Entertainment) that will have you dying to read the next issue. Blood Brothers is a wonderful concept that really stretches the boundaries of the imagination, yes it throws you into the story without much explanation but that is also part of the mystery, we just have to trust the creators that everything will make sense and to sit back and enjoy the ride!

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8.4
Blood Brothers (2017) #2

Jul 25, 2017

Blood Brothers is just plain and simple a good time! With a noir/crime/mystery story coupled with the crazy backdrop of this supernatural city, it is something that will leave a smile on your face from beginning to end. For me, there is really nothing to not like about this book. Sure there may be some little nitpick here or there, but it is just too much fun to hate (it has a luchador fighting werewolves on the cover for crying out loud!). Will the brothers get any closer to solving the mystery of the stolen skull or will they be outwitted by a mysterious ghoul?

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8.4
Blood Brothers (2017) #3

Aug 22, 2017

Blood Brothers #3 is just another wonderful entry into this series and with only one more issue to go the brothers are on the trail to solve this mystery. With great story telling and fantastic cartooning Blood Brothers is the sleeper hit of the summer in comics. There is honestly not much I do not like about this series. It's it has action, comedy, mystery and all kinds of crazy creatures. I am all in on this series and cannot wait to see what happens when the brothers finally solve this mystery and what comes next!

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8.6
Blood Brothers (2017) #4

Sep 26, 2017

Blood Brothers is a fantastic series and will continue to recommend it to anybody and everybody! It is really just the epitome of a fun comic book. This story arc wraps up nicely in issue #4 and we are left with a great cliffhanger, so hopefully, this series will continue beyond these four issues. The creative team has done a tremendous job with this series and made it into a must-read comic book series that blends action, drama, and comedy all into one great series.

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8.2
Curse Words #1

Jan 19, 2017

Curse Words #1 is a great first issue that builds a very interesting character in the Wizord that readers will be eager to follow up with to find out his true intentions. Soul and Browne make a fantastic team and are some of the most dynamic story tellers in the business. With Boyd and Parkinson complimenting on colors Curse Words becomes a vibrant book that emanatesan energy that makes this comic stand apart from everything else on the shelves. Soule feels like he is spreading his wings in this series and really creating something different and exciting. The art will have any comic fan excited just to flip through the pages. Curse Words looks like it is going to be another hit series and you don't want to miss out.

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6.0
Dead Inside #1

Dec 21, 2016

Conclusion: Dead Inside #1 is a great crime mystery story and has a great lead character. John Arcudi has started a great mystery in one issue and has given us some interesting questions to be answered. It is too bad the art is not as good as the story. It really pulls the reader out of the realism of the book and diminishes the overall story. If you like a good crime mystery Dead Inside is right up your alley, even with the art issues the mystery has me on board at least for the second issue.

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8.3
Defenders (2017) #1

Jun 17, 2017

Of course with the upcoming premier of The Defenders on Netflix marvel was going to release The Defenders #1with the same characters and title. It would be dumb not to. Now what they have to do is keep the reader interested and invested. I am not sure how this series fits in connection with the wider Marvel Universe and what is going on (it's really best just not to think about it unless you want to be very confused) but on its own The Defenders#1is a success and a great read.

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8.5
Defenders (2017) #2

Jun 30, 2017

The Defenders #2 is an excellent issue and really has set this series as a must-read for Marvel fans. For now not being caught up in all of the"events" or happenings in the Marvel Universe is really helping this series tell a grounded story that fits perfectly for these "street level" heroes. While it is great that this story has not yet been caught up in Marvels Secret Empire event I do love seeing these short cameos by other Marvel Heroes and villains, it entrenches this series in the Marvel Universe while not having it control the story being told. It looks like Marvel might have a legitimate hit on their hands with great writing and art The Defenders is off to a fantastic start!

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8.3
Defenders (2017) #3

Jul 13, 2017

This series is shaping up to be a wonderful series for Marvel. It is firmly trenched in the Marvel Universe but is not weighed down by events or other storylines. At the moment it gets to be its own thing. Daredevil just randomly being shot is strange for his character, and I am a little disappointed there was not a backup feature for Iron Fist or Jessica Jones in this issue. Luke Cage and Daredevil had little backup articles in the past two issues, but it does not take away from the overall enjoyment of this series.

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8.7
Defenders (2017) #4

Aug 11, 2017

The Defenders #4 is an excellent “conclusion” to the first arc. The events that happened in these first four issues are definitely going to affect the group for some time. The creative team has been most excellent in this series and you really couldn't ask for more out of them. If you like street level super hero action,then The Defenders is what you need. Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil make a great team that hopefully sticks around for a long time.

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7.3
Defenders (2017) #5

Sep 14, 2017

Overall The Defenders #5 is not a bad issue it just serves to push the story along. While it might read better in the trade format, for a single issue it is kind of a disappointment. The art does save the book as Marquez and Ponsor do a fantastic job on every single page and panel of this series. The rougher styling Marquez employs in this issue looks wonderful and he continues to impress with each Issue. The Defendershas been a great series so far so this is nothing more than a minor hiccup and I am still very excited to see where it is going.

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7.5
Defenders (2017) #6

Oct 15, 2017

The Defenders #6 is a solid issue while I am getting a little tired of the story there is a pretty good teaser at the end and the story did set up a great fight between The Defenders and Diamondback, really those pages are worth the price of admission alone. I am not really keen on Deadpool being introduced not sure why he is being brought in, but we will probably be seeing more of him in the next issue. It looks like we will be sticking with this “Kingpins of New York” storyline for at least a few more issues so hopefully, Bendis turns it around before it gets too stale.

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6.8
Diablo House #1

Jul 5, 2017

Overall Diablo House if a fun interesting throwback to horror comic anthology series of the 1950's, the story and art are not going to “wow” the reader, but it offers a nice short escape into this crazy world. We get a “nice” story about greed that obviously does not end well and we learn what topping not to order on our pizza when visiting the Diablo House. If you like horror comics are are looking for something that will be different from anything else you read this week then pick up Diablo House #1, but beware this is definitely not approved by the Comics Code Authority, so reader beware!

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7.7
Doc Savage: Ring Of Fire #1

Mar 27, 2017

Having never read any Doc Savagebooks before, I was a little hesitant going into this issue. The creative team does a great job of introducing all the characters and players in this first issue while also moving the story along and not bogging down the reader with an information dump. Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1 is a great start to an exciting adventure comic that is bound with action and mystery.

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8.2
Ether #1

Nov 16, 2016

Conclusion: Ether #1 is a great set up issue to what seems to be an intriguing fantasy mystery story! Boone Dias a scientist that seems to have all the answers to Ether's magical dilemmas and he is on another “magical” mystery case. Will he be able to solve this one and what exactly happened to him and his life on Earth? Writer Matt Kindt is weaving a fantastic tale combining a wonderful fantasy mystery with a splash of comedic storytelling. David Rubin's art sets this book apart from being lost in all the other Earth/Fantasy realms stories coming out in comics. Making Ether #1 feel like a Dr. Seuss/ Disney book written for adults seems like it could be a recipe for success! Ether #1 is fun, entertaining and emotional; it is a great first issue that will have the reader coming back for #2.

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8.6
Ether #2

Dec 22, 2016

Conclusion: Ether #2 is a great continuation of this mini series! The second issue really expands on this world and it's characters. Matt Kindt and David Rubn have woven a great fantasy mystery that still has a lot of questions to be answered. Boone is a great scientist but his life on Earth seems to be in shambles, what happened? Does Science have all the answers for Boone Dias? The Ether may never be the same again after this mystery is solved! Find out what kind of trouble Boone and Glum get into and find some answers to some questions ,but get ready to have many more questions with Ether #2.

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9.0
Ether #3

Jan 24, 2017

Ether #3 is a strong midpoint to this limited series (only two issues remaining) and digs deep into the mysteries that have been set up. Matt Kindt and David Rubin have developed some wonderful characters with Boone Dias and Glum. They have fleshed out both characters and after the first two issues, the readers are invested in them. Ether #3 pulls together great mystery, action, comedy and drama all in one issue.

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9.4
Ether #4

Feb 15, 2017

Ether only has one more issue to go and after this issue it is going to be very exciting to see what Kindt and Rubin have in store for the final issue. So many questions are raised in Ether #4, but I really don't want to spoil them, it's worth this series for yourself. Kindt and Rubin continue just to be a fantastic creative team and are really bringing their "A" game toEther. Great story and fantastic art Ether has been fantastic read so far and we will see next month what is really going on with Boone Dias and the truth about the Ether world.

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9.0
Ether #5

Mar 17, 2017

Ether #5 is a very satisfying ending to this first story arc. It givers some conclusions to the mystery we have been following but opens up a whole new can of worms by the end of the issue. Kindt has quietly woven a tale of how addiction in anyway can affect a person and their family, he has told a heartbreaking story of Boone's lost family that will stick with the reader. Kindt seems to have quietly woven this addiction story line in as we tend to get caught up in the greater mysteries of the Ether and all of its "magic" and fantastical creatures that inhabit its realm. Kindt does not let us forget that he does/did have a family once and going to the Ether has destroyed that.

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9.0
Extremity #1

Mar 1, 2017

Extremity #1 is a great start to this series, this first issue could honestly work well as a one shot story. The story and art are full of emotion from creator Daniel Warren Johnson confronting his own fears through the lenses of this otherworldly tale. The post-apocalyptic alien world is a visual feast for the eyes and gives a good setting for the story to unfold. Extremity #1 is an emotional story of losing what defines you and how that affects your life and how do you press on. Johnson does feed this first issue with emotion and intrigue giving the reader questions to ask themselves about what actually defines yourself and what happens when that changes?

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8.7
Extremity #2

Apr 5, 2017

Extremity #2not only continues and moves the story along from issue #1 but greatly expands on the world and characters that inhabit this universe. Daniel Warren Johnson continues to impress with his story telling abilities combining his detailed art styling with his emotional writing/scriptingabilities to make Extremitya gripping story that attaches to the reader's psyche. Extremity is off to a great start with wonderful character work and beautiful art throughout the first two issues this is turning out to be must read series for 2017!

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9.9
Extremity #3

May 3, 2017

Extremity has become one of if not the best comic books on the shelves right now! With it's deeply emotional story telling and art that jumps off the page it is something to be marveled at. Extremity #3 seals the deal on this on this point, it not only continues the fantastic story of dealing with you “inner demons” and confronting the darkness in your life , but also is fun and energetic at the same time. Extremity should be on you pull list and if it is not rectify that situation right now.

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10
Extremity #4

Jun 7, 2017

Extremity is one of the best comic books being published right now period. Daniel Warren Johnson has done an incredible job of getting the reader emotional attached to these characters in these few issues, it is really a great credit to his skills as a creator. It is very hard to get this level of “reader involvement” with characters and story within an issue or two and Johnson will have you fully invested after the first issue and he continues to draw you deeper in with issue #4. The art is absolutely gorgeous, with Johnson great pencil and inking work along with Spicer magnificent colors Extremity is a joy to look at. If you are not reading this series you are certainly missing out on one great comic book, do yourself a favor and pick this up now!

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9.4
Extremity #5

Jul 5, 2017

Extremity #5 is another emotional gripping entry into this series. Jerome has done some brutal things but he may have crossed the line in this issue and Thea may have traversed to far into her fathers darkness to return herself. If you only have money for one comic a month then make that comic Extremity, you will not be disappointed.

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9.1
Extremity #6

Aug 2, 2017

Extremity is as good as a comic book can get and with only six issues left will this whirlwind of violence and destruction ever end in Thea's life?

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8.8
Extremity #7

Oct 3, 2017

Extremity #7 is the start of the new and final arc of this series. After six issues we have been brought on an emotional journey that only continues to pull the reader in this Issue. Extremity still serves as a wonderful character study of how we react to grief and loss and what happens to us when we lose what we perceive as our defining characteristic. This continues to be one of, if not the best comics out right now and I still stand by my word if you can only buy one comic this week, buy Extremity (you can also pick up the first six issues in trade now to get caught up!).

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7.8
FCBD 2017: TMNT: Prelude To Dimension X #1

May 5, 2017

Overall this is a great issue for not only for fans of the series but new readers alike, you get the main ongoing narrative pushed along, a fun action story that has the turtles battling a new foe and a nice cliffhanger that will have new and old readers alike clamoring to pick up the next issue to follow the TMNT gang on their new mission.

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7.0
G.I. Joe (2016) #1

Dec 28, 2016

GI Joe #1 is a good introduction into this new Hasbro centered universe IDW has created. Now, I am not saying if you are not familiar with any of these books you won't be a little confused (I was confused by a few pointsand I have no clue what an Action Man is?). But overall, it is a good comic and it was one of our 5 comics not to miss this week. The art has some good "energy" to it and its style fits this team of Joe's. While I would like to see some more details in character faces and backgrounds, it has a great action packed style to it that brings some great energy to this book. While it may take a few more issues to totally get me invested, this is a good start so Yo Joe! For now.

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7.8
Ghost Rider (2016) #2

Dec 30, 2016

This new Ghost Rider series is starting right off the bat getting Robbie Reyes into the larger Marvel Universe. With The Hulk and Wolverine already making appearances Robbie Reyes is becoming a house hold name (being featured on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D doesn't hurt either). Felipe Smith continues to do a fantastic job with this new iteration of Ghost Rider by giving him some great emotional depth. With some dynamic art work thrown in the mix and a fun comic book super hero team up coming our way, you should definitely jump in the "Hell Charger" and go for a ride with Ghost Rider #2.

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8.8
Go Go Power Rangers #1

Jul 27, 2017

This first issue is a magnificent start to this series and exactly what I want out of a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. BOOM! Studios' other ongoing MMPR series is great for its own reasons, but this has what I am looking for. I love the focus on the characters as a whole and learning more about them as individuals. I also love that this is starting from the beginning and that they are still coming to terms with what has happened and how this is going to affect their whole lives. The whole creative team just nails the theme and tone of this book and they have me very excited to pick up the next issue! That "Morphin Time!" scene was just grand! Go buy this book today!

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8.8
Go Go Power Rangers #2

Aug 29, 2017

Go Go Power Rangers is a wonderful read and is absolutely new reader friendly to anyone that wants to jump on board the Power Rangers train. That is a big deal for a series like this as it takes time to develop these characters and get you invested in them. It is fantastic for anybody just getting into the series or long time Power Rangers fans. I love what this series is doing going way back before the Zack, Trini, Billy, Jaso, and Kimberly became Power Rangers and were just “teenagers with attitudes” and focusing on their first days as Power Rangers. The creative team just a superb job of balancing the flashbacks with the present day story line and delivering a great read!

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9.0
Go Go Power Rangers #3

Sep 19, 2017

Go Go Power Rangers is absolutely stunning in all aspects of comic book storytelling! The story is fantastic it has drama, humor, and action. It will make you cringe, laugh and jump out of your seat in excitement; making you salivate for the next issue. The art team captures the “teenagers with attitude” perfectly making the story jump off the page! Power Ranger fan or not you are doing yourself a disservice if you are not picking up Go Go Power Rangers. It's the lives of the original Power Rangers you never knew they had, and in Go Go Power Rangers #3 things only get more mixed up in their already hectic lives.

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7.9
God Complex (2017) #1

Oct 11, 2017

God Complex #1 is a good start to this series, while I am not completely sold on the series right now the story has enough to make me be interested and come back for more information and the characters are just wonderful to look at. I will be interested to see if the story picks up a little bit more from the first issue and if we get more information about this world in issue #2 as to not be totally lost. For now, God Complex #1 is a pretty solid first issue, not perfect, but it still has a lot to enjoy.

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8.8
God Country #1

Jan 11, 2017

God Country #1 is a fantastic first issue, the creative team puts together a fantastic story with a great hook to it. Personally, I really like that it's tackling the issue of Alzheimer's/dementia and the strain it not only places on the person afflicted with that disease but also the strain it puts on their family members as well. It's something you do not see talked about very often and rarely in the comic book medium and it's good to have stories like this out there that shine some light on it. The set up of the issue being told as a story passed down from generations is great and give it a feel of an old west folk tale that makes the book that more enjoyable.

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8.2
God Country #2

Feb 15, 2017

I am still loving this series especially how it is covering an issue like Alzheimer's while also bringing in a crazy fantasy story to boot. Shaw is building a wonderful story making Emmett a very poignant character. The scenes of an old man walking and talking with a god in the Texas landscape or both funny in a since and oddly heart breaking in God Country #2. Seeing Emmett so joyful in remembering something so simple as his name is heart breaking. It makes perfect since why he would not want to give up Valofax. The bigger question is what is that going to mean for his family and maybe the fate of earth itself? God Country #2is not only a great fantasy storybut a great story about family and disease and how that affects everything around you.

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9.5
God Country #3

Mar 17, 2017

By the end of this issue, you will be dying to read the next installment in the series. God Country continues to impress with great storytelling and beautiful art that mesmerizes the reader. The creative team has made this series a must read. The tale of a man with Alzheimer's and is family struggles are just as compelling as a "god sword" battling demons and that is what makes God Country such a great comic book.

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9.3
God Country #4

Apr 19, 2017

God Country #4 continues to impress with fantastic storytelling and a creative team that is firing on all cylinders. By the end of this issue, Emmett must confront that now wielding Valofax is truly affecting his family and putting them in great danger, he can't stand for that. War has come to Texas and Emmett Quinlan wants to let the gods know that now he is ready for battle! God Country is simply put and amazing book that shows comic books at its best.

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9.0
God Country #5

May 17, 2017

Issue #5 of God Country delivers on the all out war from the previous issue and Emmett has to decision to make and what is best for his family. The creative team on God Country has truly delivered an epic story thus far and with only one more issue to go, it will interesting where they take the Quinlan family and if they can stick the proverbial landing in concluding this series. Everything comes to a head and with one more issue to go Texas will never be the same again.

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9.4
God Country #6

Jun 22, 2017

God Country #6 is a satisfying conclusion to Donny Cate's and Geoff Shaw's epic tale of Quinlan family. The scope of this series was big being about “gods”, wars and such, but yet it was a small family tale that is the heart and “meat” of the story. God Country is all about family and is truly a heart warming story from beginning to end and has been one of the best books of 2017 so far. God Country will grab you attention and keep you with it from beginning to end so don't wait “Come and Take it!”

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6.0
Godzilla: Rage Across Time #2

Oct 5, 2016

Overall,Godzilla Rage Across Time #2 is not a bad book, however, it fails to deliver at the end. We get a good story of Godzilla fighting the gods of ancient Greece, but the art fails to deliver the epic feel it needs to hold the book up. While Godzilla fans will be happy to see him raging against the gods, I can't really see a casual reader wanting to go on to the next issue with no plot or story point to really hold onto.

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5.0
Godzilla: Rage Across Time #3

Oct 19, 2016

Overall, this issue was disappointing. The first issue at least tried something different with the art, while these past two issues have just been bland and un-exciting which is a sin for a Godzilla book. Rage Across Time's story is not going to shock or amaze anybody so the art should be something that is really going to grab the reader and this just does not do that. There is really nothing here to excite the reader or have them clamoring for the next issue. Inherently that is the problem with a rotating creative team it's "like a box of chocolates you never know what you're going to get", well here is hoping issue #4 and #5 bring the rage back to this book.

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7.0
Godzilla: Rage Across Time #4

Nov 18, 2016

Overall this is probably the second best issue of this mini series (the first issue still being the best overall), while issues #2 and #3 failed to deliver any excitement, at least issue #4 had a fun story and some nice art to look at. It is still not the greatest thing in the world, there is still no emotional connection to this comic or story line. These books really need to have big battles and set pieces to make it grab readers and keep them engaged; for the most part this issue does that. From the looks of it issue #5 should give us want we want from this series, Godzilla all out brawling with other Monsters/Dinosaurs. If you are not going to give any kind of emotional connection with a through story line or main protagonists you got to have these big set pieces and battles to have something for the reader to grasp onto. I am actually excited for issue #5 and hope it delivers!

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7.6
Godzilla: Rage Across Time #5

Nov 23, 2016

Conclusion: Overall all issue #5 delivers what the title of this mini serieshas promised all along an all out epic battle of Godzilla in a different time period! The creative team does a good job of capturingthis and delivering that. Issue #1 did deliver some fantastic art and story, but the other issues( #2, #3, #4) failed to deliver anything too exciting. If you are looking for a Godzilla book with a great story line and epic monster battles just go buy the collection of Godzilla: Half Century Warand you won't be disappointed. If you are looking for a single issue that has almost all of Godzilla's baddies and dinosaurs with some total weirdness sprinkled in then Godzilla Rage Across Time #5willat least make you smile.

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8.4
Grass Kings #1

Mar 8, 2017

The Grass Kingdom is a refuge for people wanting to live for themselves. This community is built upon people wanting to live apart from society and have a place under their own control. Three brothers rule the Grass Kingdom and control who comes into their refuge. When Bruce one of the three brothers is escorting a man out of town many questions are raised. Why is this land ruled deferentially, how come they can control who comes in and are they possibly harvesting a killer?

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8.2
Grass Kings #2

Apr 13, 2017

Grass Kings #2 sets the story of this series in full motion now that the series set up in issue #1 is done. We get some great character information and it leaves off with a fantastic cliffhanger. Kindt writes great emotional dialogue and has scripted a great family drama/mystery story that grips the reader's mind. Jenkins continues to give the series an almost "melancholy" feel with his art style. This issue of Grass Kings continues the mystery of "The Grass Kingdom", Kindt weaves drama and mystery together in a Twin Peaksesque town.

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8.3
Grass Kings #3

May 10, 2017

Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins prove to be a great creative team and keep delivering a fantastic story in Grass Kings. Questions are still left unanswered but in issue #3 we do start to get an inkling of why Sheriff Humbert wants in The Grass Kingdom and get some more information about the possible serial killer in the midst. The introduction of Maria into the Grass Kingdom and why she is there introduces nothing but trouble for Richard and his brothers. It has never been easy to rule the Grass Kingdom and things just got a lot more complicated for the Grass Kings.

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7.7
Grass Kings #4

Jun 14, 2017

Grass Kings has been a very interesting series so far with dream like art work from Jenkins and some very strange story and plotting, but great character work from Kindt it is definitely something that is not to be missed.

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6.7
Grass Kings #5

Jul 11, 2017

Grass Kings has been hit and miss with me so far. I really like Kindt's story-telling abilities and how he really brings each character to life and really has some heart wrenching things in this series, but the fact that it is set in the “real world” and the “Grass kingdom” is never really explained is very frustrating from a readers standpoint, especially after five issues. Jenkins's water colors are truly magical and stand out in this series, but as stated earlier his art style is not very well suited for this more action-oriented story. Grass Kings #5 is a good entry into the series and raises the stakes for what is to happen next, but it does have some major flaws to it.

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7.9
Grass Kings #6

Aug 11, 2017

Grass Kings #6 is a satisfying conclusion to the first story arc, and it succeeded in setting up major characters and plots that will hopefully be touched upon in the upcoming issues. I was hot and cold on this series" while the premise is interesting and having Robert make some huge character developments throughout these six issues was great, it is what Kindt has set up going forward that has me really excited for the future of this series. I will remain spoiler free from what the last little teaser is, but it is a shocker that will have you clamoring for the next issue!

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8.0
Grass Kings #7

Sep 13, 2017

Grass Kings #7 dives straight into the mystery of the possibility of a serial killer being in the Grass Kingdom, and it is a great turn for the series to take. After the bombastic first arc of basically going to “war” with Sheriff Humbert and discovering the history of the Grass Kingdom, it is nice to have a slow mystery that builds up tension in the kingdom and lets the reader get to know more characters in this series. Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins make a wonderful team and there is really nothing like Grass Kings on the shelves right now!

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #30

Sep 6, 2017

Green Arrow #30 (Hard-Traveling Hero Part 5) is another great entry in this series. Ollie is in a lot of trouble, but luckily he has friends on the ground and in the air to help him out. Will it be enough to defeat the nefarious Ninth Circle? Benjamin Percy nails all the voices of the characters and is weaving a fantastic tale. Having Otto Schmidt on art duties raises this series to a new level, with his superb character detail and great visual story telling ability. The hard-traveling heroes road only gets harder from here and in space, where no one can hear you scream!

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #31

Sep 19, 2017

Green Arrow #31 is an end to the Hard Traveling Hero storyline, but it may not be the end of Oliver Queen's life on the road. With beautiful art and an all-around fun superhero story, this is a must-read for Green Arrow and DC comics fans alike. This story has definitely pushed Green Arrow in a new direction and it is going to be very exciting to see where the creative team takes the Emerald Archer from here! The hard travels are over, but the adventures are just beginning!

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6.6
Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1

Aug 1, 2017

Overall this comic delivers just about exactly what it promises, so in that, it is a success. The main take away from this Issue is that Grumpy Cat and Garfield apparently live in the same universe, on the same earth and relatively close to each other. That makes the differing visuals and colors all that more striking and odd. Shouldn't they look somewhat the same or at least be from alternate Earths or realities. I am probably thinking way too much into a Grumpy Cat Garfield comic if you like either one of these cats you will find this somewhat entertaining.

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9.6
Head Lopper #5

Mar 14, 2017

Everyone's favorite warrior is back for another adventure and it does not take long for the heads to start flying! Head Lopper is back for another adventure! He is joined by his fellow warriors Zhaania Kota K and her apprentice XHO. Oh yes and Agatha is still hanging with Head Lopper making snippy comments. Zhaania has a score to settle and the battle begins at the Crimson Tower. Beast will be battled, the adventure will be had and yes heads will be lopped!

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8.7
Head Lopper #6

Jun 23, 2017

This issue is another great entry into the Head Lopper series. Maclean continues to deliver a story that has action, adventure, and drama that should not be missed by any comic book fan. Having Jordie Bellaire join in on the fun enhances the story and art to another degree. Ulrich "The Twice Damned" will try to stop Norgal "The Head Lopper" at any cost, will it be Norgal and his warrior friends blood that fills The Crimson Tower or can they conquer Ulrich and his devilish trials?

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8.9
Head Lopper #7

Sep 19, 2017

Head Lopper continues to be one of the most exciting and best-looking books on the shelves; with a great adventure fantasy story that will have the reader on the edge of their seat and will have their eyes gleaming with excitement. The quarterly installments of this series fit perfectly and you get more than your money's worth with Head Lopper #7. With only one more issue to go the warriors a getting closer and closer to getting to the end of the Trial of the Crimson Tower, with so many warriors already lost will they be able to defeat the Trails of the Crimson Towers or fall to its might?

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6.0
Immortal Iron Fists #1

Jul 23, 2017

I was a really big fan of Kaare Andrews Iron Fist The Living Weapon run and when this series was announced last year I was very excited to see Pei back and have a follow up to her story. Kaare Andrews delivers a very intriguing story in Iron Fists #1. It is too bad the art just does not fit the series. The faces and characters just feel really out of place and take the reader out of the story.

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7.0
Immortal Iron Fists #2

Aug 11, 2017

Immortal Iron Fists #2 is a fun entry into this six issue bi-weekly Comixology exclusive comic series (you can check it out for “free” on Comixology Unlimited right now!). I still have the same continuity hang ups as in some other Marvel series (I am looking at you The Defenders) I am not sure when or where that this takes place in the larger Marvel Comics Universe, but it is best that I do not think about that. Pei is finding out that public school may be a lot harder than anything she experienced inK'un L'un. Still trying to find her place, learning the teachings from her Thunderer the Iron Fist himself Danny Rand and making true friends is tougher than she thought.

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8.4
Iron Fist (2017) #1

Mar 23, 2017

Iron Fist #1 is a great entry into a new Iron Fist comic series and from the end of the first issue, it looks like it is going to be a long brutal road for Danny to get his power back. This first issue sets up the series nicely and has the reader looking forward to what new warriors Danny is going to meet in the future. If you Just try not to worry about the continuity or the larger marvel universe then Iron Fist #1 excels in putting together a fantastic start to a new series.

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8.7
Iron Fist (2017) #2

Apr 6, 2017

Maybe it is because I have been watching old Kung-Fu movies on Netflix recently or I have been listening to too much Wu-Tang Clan but this issue is exactly what I am looking for right now in an Iron Fist book. We get a great classic set up of Danny having to battle his way through seven different masters of Kung-Fu each with their own style, design, and name, much like the classic films Five Deadly Venoms (Five Venoms), The Mystery of Chess Boxing, and The Five Elements of Ninjas, along with some other great Kung-Fu movie tropes, it is just fantastic having this series embrace those roots.

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8.9
Iron Fist (2017) #3

May 5, 2017

With each issue of Iron Fist, the series keeps getting better and better. Each introduction of a new master leaves the reader with intrigue and questions of what they bring to the fight and how or if Danny will be able to defeat them. Brisson also is creatinga great story behind the Trial of the Seven Masters that has double crossings and other sneaky business going behind the scenes of the battles. The art team is just fantastic and bring these brutal fight scenes to life. Iron Fist is definitely not a series to miss if you dig Bruce Lee or old Kung-Fu movies you will adore Iron Fist #3!

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6.6
John Carter: The End #1

Feb 8, 2017

Not being a big John Carter person this story has really piqued my interest. It is very intriguing with this new emperor and how our main protagonist is going to deal with what he is doing. The destruction and overtaking of Baroom is interesting, but the real story is going to be how John Carter and Dejah Thoris deal with theemotional aspect of who this new emperor is. I really like Sherman's art besides the lack of detail, but his "scratchy" style makes the story feel that more desperate and the area "war-torn". This is a great creative team and they are delivering a John Carter story that will peak anybody's interest.

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7.2
John Carter: The End #2

Mar 7, 2017

John Carter The End #2 is gaining steam as a nice mini-series in the "John Carter universe". With Brian Wood and Alex Cox driving a more emotional story by driving a wedge between Dejah and Carter and building the stakes with the possible extinction of Mars native race. Sherman's art styling brings the brutal action to life but lacks some finer details to fully engulf the story

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7.1
John Carter: The End #3

Apr 11, 2017

The story in this issue is exceptionally well done. It has great action and political intrigue that will have you guessing even after the final page, setting up the next issue perfectly. It is too bad the art does not follow such a great story.

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7.7
John Carter: The End #4

May 10, 2017

Issue #4 of John Carter The End continues to be a fantastic entry into Dynamites John Carter comic series. With great political intrigue and a mystery that keeps unfolding it will definitely have readers guessing until the end. The art team really picks up steam in this issue and does probably their best work of the series. Sherman does a great job of getting emotion out of his characters while O'Halloran shows off his coloring skills effectively using some more brighter tones that really shine off the pages.

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7.1
John Carter: The End #5

Jun 16, 2017

John Carter: The End #5 is a good ending to a very intriguing mini series. The writers did a great job of telling a more emotional;, political John Carter story. While it does have its hiccups and it can be a little confusing for those of us not so well informed about this universe, they successfully tell a complete story that will have the reader invested in these characters throughout. The art as stated early is a mixed bag, it is good at times and bad at times depending on the scene set up and shot, but as with the writing it successfully gets the characters story across. John Carter: The End did not make me into a John Carter fan but it did get me to enjoy a John Carter comic and that is not nothing.

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8.3
Judge Dredd: Deviations #1

Mar 22, 2017

Howl of the Wolf is a fantastic one shot Deviation book that is a lot of fun and really is a high point for IDW's Deviation line. McCrea does a great job of making the book feel "serious" while all along having that "wink" and "nudge" throughout the story that it is obviously not taking itself too seriously. If you are a fan of Judge Dredd, werewolves or just all around fun comics you are not going to be disappointed. IDW is also releasing a reprint the original story line Cry of the Werewolf available the same day as this issue so readers and get a double dose of "Wolf Dredd" action, don't miss out.

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8.9
Jughead: The Hunger (One Shot) #1

Mar 30, 2017

Jughead: The Hungeris a howling good time (sorry, had to do that). With great pacing, twist and turns along with some beautiful art this is a fantastic one-shot story from beginning to end. It is almost sad that this is only a one-shot with all the great stuff in this issue I could definitely could have seen this stretched out into another issue or two. That being said it works very well as a single story that has a great beginning, middle and an ending that leaves the door open for the reader's mind to wander. The horror line of Archie Comics continues to impress and this is another entry readers are not going to want to miss!

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7.8
Kamandi Challenge #9

Sep 27, 2017

The Kamandi Challenge #9 serves as an interesting one and done story from Tom King that finds Kamandi in a battle he cannot win. With some fantastic art from Kevin Eastman and Freddie Williams II, it is an Issue that will not disappoint. They literally leave the door wide open for the next creative team (Greg Pak/Joe Prado) to take the last boy on Earth on another adventure!

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8.2
Klaus & The Witch Of Winter (One Shot) #1

Dec 21, 2016

Conclusion: Klaus and the Winter Witch is a fantastic one shot back into the world of Klaus.Grant Morrison and Dan Mora come back together just in time to save the Yuletide for everyone. You will want to read the first collection of Klaus to get the full effect of this book and really get into the story. If you like your Santa with a little edge to him while still being jolly and bringing joy to children all over the world and/or you like Christmas specials then there is no reason not to pick up Klaus and the Winter Witch for a fun holiday read.

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8.7
Made Men #1

Sep 8, 2017

This was just a great surprise on just how cool this book was and I really wish everyone could have the experience I had reading the first issue of Made Men. Not knowing anything at all about this series really made it a terrific read for me, I thought I had the story figured out and then it would throw a little twist in that would catch me off guard. I also love that final page it is the perfect set up and teaser for the rest of the series. Made Menis superbly done and will have you clamoring for more once you hit the final page.

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7.8
Mayday (2016) #1

Nov 2, 2016

Mayday #1 is a tale of Cold-War espionage, spies, murder and a traverse through 1970's America. The adding of a music to play while reading scenes will definitely set this book apart and give a different reading experience. While the plotcan be a little muddled and moves quickly, with four more issues to go we should be able to get to know the characters more and really start to be invested in this story.

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8.7
Mech Cadet Yu #1

Aug 3, 2017

Mech Cadet Yu #1 is a fantastic first issue. Stanford Yu is the classic underdog character that gets to do something extraordinary and just because the basic plot of the first issue is very "by the books" Greg Pak introduces some elements that will have you coming back for more (you are going to have to read the issue to find out). If you are looking for something to scratch that giant robot itch pick up Mech Cadet Yu #1 and enjoy.

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8.8
Mech Cadet Yu #2

Sep 13, 2017

Mech Cadet Yu #2 is just a fantastic issue and a really fun read. Stanford Yu is a great character and his enthusiasm will bleed onto the reader within a few pages. If you are not reading this series you are missing out on a great comic book! Luckily it has been picked up as an ongoing series so we are going to get a lot more of Stanford Yu and his adventures for a long while.

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9.0
Mech Cadet Yu #3

Oct 11, 2017

Mech Cadet Yu is a perfect all ages book, you can hand this to anyone and I feel they would love it. The creative team hits that perfect spot for an all ages book to where it is serious yet fun, a little goofy, but it does not talk down to its readers;Mech Cadet Yu has something for everybody. BOOM! Studios should be praised more for putting out such great all-ages series like this and Misfit City. More publishers should take cues from BOOM! Studios and learn that you can publish books that can be appropriate for all ages and still tell fantastic stories. Mech Cadet Yu #3 is a superb comic and will literally have you salivating for the next issue!

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7.6
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #8

Oct 27, 2016

The creative team is still doing a fantastic job on this Power Rangers book. They are taking the original "90's" rangers and making them there own. They do a fantastic job of making this universe serious but not so dark and gritty that it forgets it's campiertv show roots. I cannot see fans of the Power Rangersnot liking this book. Nostalgia can only hold a book up for so long, if the creative team wasn't doing such a fantastic job this book would be cancelled by now, I for one am looking forward to where they take these characters in future issues!

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7.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #9

Dec 2, 2016

Conclusion: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers continues to be a great read that goes beyond what the original show ever was. I enjoy where the story line is going and how it is breaking away from the tv show. I would like a little more downtime with the characters so they could be fleshed out more, but with so few pages and a back up story thrown in a can see where this is hard to do. MMPR is a fun book that will draw readers in just for nostalgia purposes but the story and art will keep them coming back because its an all around good comic book.

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7.6
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #10

Dec 28, 2016

This is a really fun off-shoot issue of the main story and it gives some great development of my favorite Ranger Billy (I think this storyline may continue into the next issue). The only problem is that the previous issue followed the main ongoing story and left us with a big cliff hanger of a new Ranger/alternate dimension being introduced. Going to that to this story is a little weird. I think MMPR might benefit from how IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will have "micro-series" that do off shoot stories like this. I know they are doing something like that with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink,this might have benefited more being in something like that instead of on the main book. Other than that mild complaint it was a good issue.

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8.6
Misfit City #1

May 10, 2017

Misfit City #1 is just a great first issue and a great start to what seems like an incredible adventure series. With great characters that are well established right off the bat, an exciting story with adventure and mystery, and a great art team it is hard to come up with a reason, not to at least check out Misfit City #1. This is a great series especially for younger female readers that are having trouble finding comics for themselves. You not only get a great cast of widely diverse female charactersbut some great female creators on this series also that are getting a chance to show off some immense talent. All that to the side the main thing is that Misfit City #1 is an all around great comic that will have readers clamoring for more, I for one wish this had been a double-sized first issue to get more of this wonderful story into my brain.

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7.7
Misfit City #2

Jun 14, 2017

Misfit City continues to be a really fun “mystery” comic that is really just a joy to read. The creative team is doing a top notch job of slowly building the mystery of Cannon Cove and this treasure map. They have introduced a great core group of unlikely friends that makes the book a lot of fun seeing them interact and quip with one another. The two main “villain' characters are great stereotypical “evil doers” that have their own motives for the map and this new mysterious forearm tattoo man really ramps up the mystery to a new level. Get in on the fun and pick up this issuenow!

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7.1
Misfit City #3

Jul 11, 2017

Misfit City has been a great "all ages" series so far, with a great cast of characters and an exciting mystery adventure tale there is not much to not enjoy about this series. I am really liking that the creators are injecting a little "super-natural" eliminate into the story, it really makes the series all that more entertaining. That being said Misfit City #3 is a little bit boring and slows the series down a little bit. That does not take away from how much "energy" this series has brought to the reader and I feel as this will read a little bit better when collected in the trade than it does as a single issue. The mystery continues and things get truly strange for the gang in this Misfit City #3.

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8.3
Misfit City #4

Aug 16, 2017

This issue of Misfit City is probably the best issue of this series so far; while the other issues have been good I feel as if we finally have a grasp of these characters and are finally just settling into this mystery. I am really invested in this story as a reader and it is a lot of fun to try and figure out the mystery along with the gang and the creative team keeps dropping new things into the story that keeps making it deeper and deeper.Misfit City is a fantastic series especially if you have a younger reader in your household. It has great characters, a really fun/creepy mystery story and is just a joy to read!

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8.4
Misfit City #5

Sep 21, 2017

Misfit City #5 is another great entry in just a really fun comic book series. The cast of characters are just delightful and it is great to see them put into this ever increasing crazy situation. The creative team has done a fantastic job of slowly developing this mystery story while still keeping the reader intrigued and just making Misfit City a joy to read. This series is one of the few really good all-ages comic books that can really be enjoyed by anybody.

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9.6
Moon Knight (2016) #14

Jun 2, 2017

The Moon Knight creative team has stuck the landing with this final issue in the series. With the effective handling of Marc's mental illness Jeff Lemire has shown a new light onto Marc Spector.

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7.4
Moonshine #2

Nov 18, 2016

Moonshine #2 is a great book if you are looking for a good horror read. I really enjoy a good werewolf story whether it be a book, movie or whatever type of media and it can be an easy one to screw up. The werewolf design is good by my standards, it has a that monster look you need for a werewolf story (I have wasted a lot of my life thinking about werewolves). I do kind of wish they would have held off on showing the full werewolf maybe for another issue. I enjoyed how we were just getting glimpses of it. I am interested to see were Lou goes from the end of this issue and how this book will continue to play out.

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7.4
Moonshine #3

Dec 15, 2016

Conclusion: Overall Moonshine#3 is a good crime comic book, it has a great story plot with a noir feel to it. I really don't know if the whole “werewolf” part is even necessary and that's coming from a guy who really likes werewolves! This book would be perfectly fine leaving that part out and would make a great just straight crime story. Maybe the whole Wolf-Man thing will play a bigger role as more of the mystery unfolds. This is still a very interesting comic and still has a lot to unravel in its story.

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8.0
Moonshine #4

Jan 15, 2017

Moonshine #4 boast some fantastic art from Eduardo Risso that really makes the issuecome alive in a noir/horror vibe that keeps the reader's eyes entranced. The mystery continues as Azzarello reveals little by little about Lou's past and what is going on in the Holt family. While the story is good it still runs the risk ofbecoming stale if we don't get some big reveals in the next few issues.

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8.6
Moonshine #5

Feb 7, 2017

Moonshine #5 has picked up its pace and things are coming to a head with the next issue. Lou's bosses have had enough of the Holt family and realize they are not going to give up their moonshine without a fight and they are bringing some heavy artillery to the mountain town. Moonshine went from being a little bit dull after that last issue to completely upping the stakes in issue #5 and with the combination of Eduardo's art styling, I am really looking forward to the battle that is coming to ahead in the next issue. If you like noir, pulp, crime, mystery, and werewolves Moonshine has what you are looking for.

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8.8
Moonshine #6

Mar 29, 2017

Moonshine #6 is a great end to the first story arc. We get a great battle between the Holt's and the New York gangsters and finally get to see the werewolf unleashed in all its glory. The issue also superbly sets up the next arc introducing some new characters and building tension between those that we have come to known. Werewolves, gangsters, hillbillies and shootouts! Moonshine has exactly what you are looking for.

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7.8
Motor Crush #1

Dec 7, 2016

Conclusion: Batgirlcreative team fans can rest assured that Motor Crushis gearing up to be another hit series.Motor Crush #1feels like a great opening to a classic 1980's dystopian future typemovie! With some great character work and designsMotor Crush will have the reader locked in. While the book runs at a break neck pace and some things are left in the dust, overall Motor Crush #1is a fun comic that ignites the imagination.

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7.6
Motor Crush #2

Jan 15, 2017

Conclusion:Motor Crush #2 is a fun book that nails the action scenes and the creators have built a really interesting vibrant world, where motorcycle racing rules the streets. The colors are very eye catching and enhance the feel of the worldand the character designs are fantastic, they really set the book apart. The story still needs that catch to keep the reader coming back. This being only the second issue it still has time to get that. Only other gripe is I don't really get the big reveal at then end, I won't spoil it but she wears a clear pink face mask and drives the same bike and wears the same clothes in all of her races so are people not supposed to know who Domino Swift is?

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7.6
Motor Crush #3

Feb 8, 2017

Motor Crush #3 continues Domino Swift's downward spiral attempting to live a double life. With her addiction to "crush" starting to affect her pro racing career will she be able to keep it together to save her family and herself? I like the idea of Motor Crush and it has some really great characters and concepts, but it is just moving a little bit too fast (I know that is weird to say about a book that is about motorcycle racing). The characters need a little bit of time to settle down and maybe have a one-shot issue that does not follow the main story line. The art team still does a wonderful job and their colors pop off the page along with their fantastic character designs, the art still remains the main catch for this series.

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4.0
Namesake #1

Nov 9, 2016

Conclusion: I hate to say it but this just is not a good book. With the very confusing concept and layout it just makes it tough to get through. It feels like the same fantasy wheel house of books like Rebornand Seven to Eternity,but where this book fails they shine. Those two books are also fantasy worlds that throw you into the mix but you don't feel lost or confused with those books like I did with Namesake. The writers and artist in those books do a much better job of bringing the reader into this strange world and not letting them get too lost in all the differences and concepts. For a four issue mini series Namesake has already floundered out with being an confusing first issue and what could be a promising story ends up dull and uninteresting. I feel like this could be a great concept but it is just very poorly executed in story and art.

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7.7
Namwolf #1

Apr 28, 2017

Namwolf #1 is overall a fun read, it has a quiet catchy name and hook of a werewolf in Vietnam (the tag line feels a lotlike the movie Wolf Cop) the name and basic story plot is what draws the reader in. The story is intriguing and flows as a good general war story with a werewolf twist. The art is overall good but when you are publishing a werewolf story in a visual medium it is going to come down to what that creature looks like and that is where Namwolf falters with a lackluster beast.

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7.3
Night Owl Society #1

Apr 25, 2017

Night Owl Society #1 is a good first issue if a little bit rushed. The team up story of high school kids fighting a mob boss seems like it is going to be a lot of fun and with the ending to this first issue, things are definitely going to get a little hairier. It would be nice if this could have been stretched to a four or five issue mini series instead of three, to let the story and characters breathe a little bit more in this first issue. That being said it is a solid first issue, but the story feels like it had a lot more possibilities given some breathing room.

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6.5
Night Owl Society #2

May 18, 2017

Night Owl Society #2 is a good continuation of this four part min series. Venhaus is telling a good story and it is great to see these different people band together and become friends, Bak does some great more emotional shot in this issue and really gets the characters feelings off the page. The story is just moving a little to fast and the art needs a little more refining to make this series into something special. That being said Venhaus has left this issue with a fantastic cliffhanger that will definitely have me coming back for issue #3.

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7.5
Night Owl Society #3

Jun 7, 2017

Venhaus and Bak are both talented creators and I believe if given more time with this series they could have really made this into something great, maybe IDW Publishing will see this and give them a longer series next time. Until then Night Owl Society may have its flaws, but it is still a fun three issue mini-series.

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6.1
Nightwing (2016) #29

Sep 20, 2017

Nightwing #29 is what it is and the creative team does its best to make this an interesting tie-in story and get the reader involved in this event series. There is not much else to say about it, if you are just looking to read Nightwing you can definitely skip over this issue and wait until the next to follow his adventures, if you are all aboard the Dark Nights Metal event train, then obviously you are going to want to pick this Issue up as it does reveal some key things in that storyline.

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7.8
Occupy Avengers #2

Dec 23, 2016

Conclusion: Overall, after the first two issues I am on board with Occupy Avengers. While I am not completely on-board with the art, David F. Walker is doing some fantastic work with this book and talking about some real world issues. If you are looking for a “super hero” book with some heart that's also knows how to have a fun time then join up with Occupy Avengers and take back justice!

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8.6
Occupy Avengers #3

Jan 15, 2017

Occupy Avengers #3 is another great entry into this series. Including Nighthawk and Nightshade on the team really brings in a fun dynamic, especially with the tension of not so serious Clint Barton and the overly serious Nighthawk. The art team has changed this reviewers mind and they do some really awesome panel layouts that are just amazing to look at. Occupy Avengers is a great more "down to earth" superhero story and it's great to see hero's fighting for the everyday people. The whole creative team is firingon all cylinders and this is a Marvel book that should not be overlooked.

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7.0
Planet of the Apes / Green Lantern #1

Feb 1, 2017

I am not really sure if anybody at all was clamoring for a Planet of the Apes Green Lantern crossover, but we got one and the first issue is actually pretty good(well there was also that Green Lantern/Star Trek crossover also so). Now I am not a fan of either series but this actually had me very interested just as a weird crossover. Thompson and Jordan are making a very good crossover of two very unrelated properties and they are taking their time to make it (at least for the first issue) not only fun but "logical" (well comic book logic). As weird as it is to say I am very much looking forward to the next issue to see what happens next. That final page was classic and will make just about anybody at least crack a smile.

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8.2
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) Annual #1

Dec 22, 2016

This is a great annual! I generally like these "one and done" stories for annuals. You don't really have to worry about the ongoing narrative, you can just jump in and get a satisfying story from beginning to end. Power Man and Iron Fist is one of the most well-written thought-provoking, fun books on the stands right now. This annual could have just been a "phone it in" story but this creative teamreally gave the fans something very enjoyable and a fantastic read! It is a "Sweet Christmas" read indeed!

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7.4
Ragman #1

Oct 11, 2017

Ragman #1 serves as a good jumping on point for anybody that has ever been interested in the character and wanted to read about him. The story starts off strong and brings the reader along slowly getting to know this character. The art, for the most part, is good comic art and the action pages are where it really starts to shine. Ragman #1 is a solid pick up if you are in the mood for a little something on the supernatural side, but still in the superhero universe, much like Marvel Spirits of Vengeance.

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9.0
Reborn #1

Oct 15, 2016

I had actually forgot this book was coming out this week, so this was just a real nice surprise! Mark Millar has been releasing some great material for the past few years that have been surprisingly really emotional and shying away from his more "violent" past. Rebornis combining those two into a wild violent/emotional ride. Co creator and artist of Reborn Greg Capullo shows why he is one of the best in the business and does not disappoint. In one issueMark Millar and Greg Capullo have createdsprawling scifi/fantasy epic andworld with with sprawling battles and mythical/alien creatureswhile keeping the "human" emotions intact.

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9.2
Reborn #2

Nov 17, 2016

Reborn is turning into a fun fantasy adventure with plenty of twist and turns ahead. Greg Capullo and Mark Millar have created wonderful world that feels alive and vibrant. The only complaint I would have would be that this current issue and issue #1 both are really set up issues. I think it would have served the book better overall if issue #1 would have been and over-sized issue to start with, but that is the only flaw I could see. The basic world and concept are set up and Bonnie is off on her adventure and I am very muchlooking forward to what happens next!

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8.0
Reborn #3

Dec 15, 2016

Conclusion: Reborn is still a great read form month to month. While this issue was not as tight as the previous two, it still is a great book! Reborn has a very distinctive style and flair to it that sets it apart from other scifi/fantasy books out on the shelves right now. It's always great to pop open an issue and see what wonderful/creepy creatures the creators have come up with for each issue! I don't know where things will go after this issue but it is definitely going to be a wild ride!

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8.8
Reborn #6

Jun 9, 2017

Reborn #6 is the end to this fantastic mini-series from "Millar-World". The team has delivered a fantastic story as Bonnie goes from a frail old lady to being born back into a powerful warrior. They created a fantastic world and Issue #6 leads up to a gorgeous end battle that will have readers talking for a long time after. Reborn is the summer blockbuster that you can hold in your hands and enjoy throughout the warm days, so grab some popcorn and soft drink, sit back and enjoy the show!

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7.4
Red Dog #2

Jan 10, 2017

Conclusion:Issue #1 of Red Dog was a great introduction to this limited series (six issues) and gave the reader a little bit of info into Kyle's life. In issue #2 we really get some great insight into Kyle and his struggles with his family life. We also get some great interactions between Kyle, his uncle, Q and some new friends. Red Dog #2 is just a really fun issue. Red Dog looks like it is going to be a great six issue series that's going to give the reader a great story with some wonderful characters. If you want a sci-fi story that's not all doom and gloom pick up Red Dog,I guarantee you will have a smile on your face.

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8.0
Redneck #1

Apr 20, 2017

Redneck is a good first issue, it sets up the story well and by then end of the issue the reader is well versed in this world and where the characters stand. It is hard to tell where the story will go from here. Obviously, there is going to be some retaliation and more blood spilled, but Cates leaves the reader with some deeper mysteries about the Bowman's vampire heritage and exactly why the Landry's have been feuding with them throughout the years. The art is good, especially the scenery and background details, but the more "cartoony" proportions of the characters sometimes throw off the "vibe" of the first issue. Overall Redneck #1 is a good start o a new series and delivers a tale of family feuds and how one bad night and make for a whole mess of trouble.

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7.6
Redneck #2

May 24, 2017

Redneck has turned into a very interesting “vampire” story. Cates continues to prove he is a fantastic writer that really knows how to tell a gripping story in a variety of settings. Whether it's a vampire family running a BBQ joint or a family dealing with their father wielding a “god sword” Cates knows how to transform these stories into emotional family dramas. Even with some art complaints which is just my opinion (obviously) Redneck is worth the price of admission and should not be overlooked.

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7.9
Redneck #3

Jun 28, 2017

Redneck #3 is a great issue that by the end raises a multitude of questions for the readers, and the creative team does a fantastic job with the final page, building up some great interest in the next issue and where the series is going to go from here. The creative team on Redneck continues to bring something different to this vampire tale and it has definitely caught fire with many readers, so jump on board and as The Wu-Tang Clan would say “Protect ya Neck”!

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8.2
Savage #1

Dec 1, 2016

Conclusion: Savage #1 is a great book for any comic book reader to dive into. If you have never read a Valiant book it won't matter; it really has no connections to the overall universe at this time. Being one of four issues Moore does a great job of setting up the story and characters with this first issue and will have the readers coming back for more! The art team really brings the name Savage to life, fitting LaRosa's rough styling with Henry's more clean style is a great contrast for the story. I was not expecting much of Savage #1 but I am now on board and ready for more (as it seems everyone else is to).

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8.0
Savage #3

Jan 25, 2017

It is really hard for this reviewer to put his finger on just what is making Savage such a compelling read. It is, in all fairness a basic story, but it just oozes this dramatic feel to it. Maybe it is the flash-forward and flashback set up with the contrasting art that makes Savage such a good read or it could be the fascination of seeing this baby/young child turn into a vicious beast of a killer that strikes fear into men. Whatever it is this creative team has it.Savageis a must read. With only one more issue to go, it will be interesting to see where this book goes for here and how exactly Savage fits into the larger Valiant Universe.

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9.6
Seven to Eternity #2

Oct 26, 2016

This is another great entry for this series, I liked the first issue but the second issue makes this a must read! Remender is weaving a fantastic sci-fi tale that promises many twist and turns. WithOpea on art and Hollingsworth on colors it is a feast for the eyes! There is so much going on in this book and with the second issue plots and characters are starting to come together and it is going to be a very interesting ride. Why should you not listen to The god of Whispers offer well I will leave you with a quote from Adam's father from this issue "Once a man convinces himself that what he wants is what he needs, well, once you do that taking the path to damnation can feel like a justifiable position".

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9.6
Seven to Eternity #3

Nov 30, 2016

Seven to Eternity #3 has officially made me invested in this story and has me hooked. The creative team has been fantastic and are setting the bar high for this series. By the end of the issue we are set up for the adventure at hand and find the reason why the book is titled Seven to Eternity. You can't ask for much more from a comic than what Remneder, Opea and Hollingsworth are delivering. If you like Sci-fi/ fantasy adventure then hop on this book and enjoy the ride!

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10
Seven to Eternity #4

Dec 27, 2016

If you are not readingSeven To Eternity you need to fix that right away! It is a comic you are not going to want to miss. The creative team has put together a great story that keeps developing and is becoming so engrossing that I can't wait until the next issue comes out! This issue for me is the best so far, while the others have been extremely good, this is just about perfect. The story sticks with you and makes you think if Seven to Eternity was a Netflix series I would be binge watching from one episode to the next! I am glad it's not though because it gives the reader time to absorb the story completely and really think about what is going on. If this series keeps up how it is going now it will be a book that is talked about and revered for years to come!

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9.3
Seven to Eternity #5

Apr 14, 2017

Seven to Eternity is what you get when some of the best current comic book creators collaborate together. The story is magnificently woven together and each issue brings new wonders and intrigue. It is compelling and keeps the reader involved, while still having characters that are very well crafted and feel real to the reader while being set in this futuristic fantasy world. The art duo of Opea and Hollingsworth is a dream come true, they collaborate so well with each other and each issue s a treat for the eyes of the reader. If you are not reading Seven to Eternity you definitely should be, buy the first trade and this issue and enjoy one of the best comics out right now.

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9.5
Seven to Eternity #6

May 24, 2017

Seven to Eternity continues to be a very emotional, deep story. What could have simply been a straight “sci-fi” story, Remender has transformed into something that will have readers questioning about themselves and their own life decisions. Opena and Hollingsworth continue to make for a beautiful art team that brings this series to another level. Each issue of Seven to Eternity is a treat and should not be missed.

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7.7
Seven to Eternity #7

Jul 5, 2017

This issue is a good entry into the series and pushes the main story along, but the change in art style really just does not fit the main story. Personally, I think the team would have been better off just telling a flashback story of Jevalia's time before the "the god of whispers" came to her home. Harren's art style fits much better for that type of story and it would not be such jolt to the reader if it was not set in the main story line where we are so used to Jerome Opena's art style. It is not a bad issue, but when a series has been so good it is a noticeable drop-off.

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8.9
Seven to Eternity #9

Sep 7, 2017

This issue of Seven to Eternitypops the reader right back into the main storyline of the series. Remender continues to weave an emotional sci-fi tale and with Opeaon art, the series just excels to a new level. Seven to Eternityreally makes the reader think throughout, about decisions, actions, and the things that influence us all to say or do the things throughout our lives. The series also delves into families and the relationships, while still delivering a really exciting sci-fi story. With this issuesignaling the end of the second chapter to this story you are not going to want to miss out!

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8.1
Shirtless Bear Fighter #1

May 29, 2017

All around Shirtless Bear Fighter is exactly what it says it is, a story about a man who does not wear a shirt and fights bears. It is a funny concept and the creative actually puts a little story behind it to keep the reader's attention and to drive onto the next issue. The only real problem with a series like this is how long does it stay funny?

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8.1
Slots #1

Oct 3, 2017

Slots #1 is a good opening issue to this series, Stanley Dance is the guy that you like and dislikes all at the same time, you will root for him, but know he is going to fail all at the same time, that is what makes Slots an interesting read. From this first issue you know Stanley is not a good guy and somehow he is going to screw up trying to be “good”, it is going to be heartbreaking, but you are intrigued to see how it all goes down. If you like Billy Bob Thorton's character from Bad Santa then you will feel right at home with Slots Stanley Dance.

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8.7
Spencer & Locke #1

Apr 12, 2017

This book is a fantastic comic and a surprisingly good debut issue. This is an idea that could have been a disaster very easily, really does anybody want a dark, gritty, noir style crime Calvin and Hobbes story? Well, yes if it is done like this I do. The creators toe that line of being dark and serious but also still having some great fun with the concept of having an imaginary friend help you out through life. This really was a surprise and this reviewer was not expecting such a great issue. If you are looking for a new series to pick up do not let Spencer and Locke slip past your radar!

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8.3
Spencer & Locke #2

May 31, 2017

Spencer and Locke has turned into a great mystery/noir Detective story with a little psychological twist with with Detective Locke. I could see people passing this up just because of what it is and how it was advertised as the "gritty" Calvin and Hobbes, but it has turned out much more than that. We are getting a little in depth to the psychological make up of what would make someone create a best friend out of a stuff animal and how that helps him deal with the past and we get a great mystery/thriller story to boot.

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7.8
Spencer & Locke #3

Jun 23, 2017

With only one issue left Spencer and Locke have a lot to overcome. Can Spencer find his friend Locke, will Locke even recognize Spencer with the drugs running through his veins, can they solve Sophie's murder in time and save her child and why was she mixed up with this criminal organization in the first place? Spencer and Locke continues to be a great crime/mystery/thriller of a story, it is something that you are not going to want to miss out on!

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8.2
Spencer & Locke #4

Jul 18, 2017

Spencer and Locke has been a really great series (no wonder it has been optioned for film). With a great crime/mystery as the base of the story, Spencer and Locke is also a psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes until the very end. The creative team has been all-around great, delivering a wonderful comic book that delivers on all ends.

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7.2
Spirits of Vengeance (2017) #1

Oct 6, 2017

With angels dying and demons on the prowl it is going to take more than one spirit of vengeance to solve the mystery and save the Marvel Universe, luckily Daimon Hellstorm, Blade, Ghost Rider and Satana are teaming up in Spirits of Vengeance #1 (of 5). While the art may not be best suited for the story, Spirits of Vengeance is a fun delve in Marvels darker corners. Victor Gischler scripts an interesting mystery that has only barely begun in issue #1. Will our heroes be able to figure out what is happening before it is too late?

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7.9
Suicide Squad (2016) #26

Sep 29, 2017

For a tie-in issue that has spanned across three books so far, I really enjoyed Suicide Squad #26“Gotham Resistance Part Three” for what it is. Sure I am not 100% sure what is going on, but Rob Williams made it a fun read and Sjepan Sejic's art was great to look at. If you want the whole story you will have to read the conclusion next week in Green Arrow #32.

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5.0
Supergirl (2016) #2

Oct 14, 2016

Conclusion: While overall this is not a bad issue, it just moves to fast for me. I would like to spend more time with Kara and adjusting to here family and school life. I would like for the Cyborg Superman story line to hold off and maybe have played more in the background for a few more issues while we get to know Kara. Ideally, I would like more stories with Kara and doing some "Supergirling" on the side before we jump straight into a big story arc.

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6.2
Supergirl (2016) #3

Nov 10, 2016

Overall I liked this issue more than the previous issue. Mainly sticking with Kara on Argo City really helped it feel not some "jumpy" and more contained. I still don't like going into this big Cyborg Superman storyline and wish we got more time with Kara dealing with school and family stuff while "Supergirling". Orlando really shines on his character work and I think given more time with Kara's more mundane aspects of living he could build a great world with thisbook! Maybe after this storyline is over Kara can get some down time and he can continue to explore that aspect of her life.

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7.7
Supergirl (2016) #13

Sep 13, 2017

“The Girl of No Tomorrow” story line comes to an end with Supergirl #13 as she battles to save National City and herself. Orlando continues to show Supergirl's undying optimism even when the very people she protects start to turn against her. This battle may be close to over but her troubles are far from over, Supergirl's life is going to change forever after the events of this Issue, some for the better and others will make her life much, much worse!

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5.0
Supergirl (2016) #14

Oct 11, 2017

Overall Supergirl #14 is not a bad issue it is just not good either. I feel the creators had a chance to tell a really fun interesting one-shot story and somewhere along the line it just got lost.

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7.7
Swordquest #0

May 3, 2017

Swordquest #0 is a great introduction to a new series for only twenty-five cents! That is a hard price to beat and this issue is well worth the pick up to see if you are interested in the series. While not perfect this was a pleasant surprise, I was expecting our main character to be transported into a magical world or something more "comicbooky" to happen, what I got was a start to a very heart-wrenching story about a man about to die and trying to reconnect with his past. Go dig through your couch or look through the car and pull together 25 cents and pick up Swordquest #0 you won't be disappointed.

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7.5
Swordquest #1

Jun 21, 2017

SwordQuest #1 is an emotional fun read that really does a great job of telling a story of essentially a dying man trying to reconnect with his past and just have fun with the end of his life. The creators do a fantastic job of balancing the "darker" feeling of the book dealing with Peter's disease and trying to reconnect with his friends and the lighter tone of trying to steal this childhood sword and going on his own adventure and quest.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #62

Sep 23, 2016

IDW's TMNT ongoing series continues to impress, while it has stumbled a little in its past few issues #62 picks up and gets the series back into high gear. This book does not get nearly enough praise as it should for being so great for so long. With fantastic storytelling and a murderers row of great artist there is not much else you can ask for in a comic book!

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #63

Oct 12, 2016

Conclusion: As I stated earlier, in the first few issues of this arc I was not too keen on this story line but the past two issues have really picked up steam and are pushing the Turtle family in new surprising directions. The creative team on this book is doing a great job besides some few minor hiccups they have really put together something new and interesting turtle fans will not be expecting. The final page reveal will have turtle fans on edge and will definitely have you coming back for the next issue!

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #64

Nov 23, 2016

IDW ongoing TMNT series is an actual comic that when things happen that they actually have ramifications and affect the characters for the long term. This has been a great arc for the characters growth and changes of the characters, this will really affect the dynamic of the book going on. I am very excited to see what happens next and where we go from here!

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9.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #65

Dec 14, 2016

I have been a big fan of this book since it launched, but this just might be my favorite issue of it! It is just a fun Christmas time read. Minor spoiler there are no "action" scenes in this book but it does not matter one bit. The story and art are almost perfect, it's hard to do a review with out spoiling any of the great moments in this issue. If you are not even a fan of TMNT and have never read an issue I would still say just pick this up to get in the Christmas spirit. I might have got something in my eye at the ending also.

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8.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #66

Jan 25, 2017

TMNT Ongoing #66 is another great entry into this ongoing series. We get a great look into Alopex's character and what she has gone through being mind controlled by Kitsune. The art team of Campbell and Pattison is always a delight to have on this series and really makes these more "intimate" stories hit home. Alopex comes into focus and must literally learn to face her demons and figure out that just because she is a "loner" that certainly does not mean she is alone. The past few issues of this series have been great and I am definitely excited to see all of these characters continue to grow.

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7.4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #67

Feb 15, 2017

TMNT Ongoing #67 sets up a new story arc for the series as the Turtles are officially on their own without Master Splinter to help or guide them. Leonardo is learning what it truly means to be a leader and that teenagers are truly hard to deal with. The Earth Protection Force is back and action and wants to rid New York of its mutant problem. With a new way to remotely control mutants their first target is Slash and with him under their control, they are coming for the Mutanimals and the Turtles next! This is a good set up issue for the rest of the arc. There is a lot of dialogue and explaining of certain details that do bog down the flow of the story. The art continues to be spectacular, with a great cast of artist rotating in and out of this series. This looks to be another exciting arc in this series and now that the set-up is out of the way, it will be fun to see where it goes from here.

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9.6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #69

May 3, 2017

This issue of TMNT Ongoing is a great entry into this story arc and really ramps up the tension between the Mutants and the EPF. A new light is shown upon Agent Bishop and gives an insight into his mind. Some of the Mutanimals are still trapped and Slash is still being mind controlled by Agent Bishop, so our gang still has their work cut out for them, but Mondo Gecko might have found something to turn the tide, the turtles might not like it but Old Hob will get his friends back by any means necessary. You are not going to want to miss this issue!

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8.9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #70

Jun 14, 2017

This was a great story arc from start to finish for IDW's TMNT series. It introduced some new enemies and brought the turtles in a new direction. This was their first real test without Master Splinter leading them and it really brought the team together and showed how they would have to adapt to Leonardo actually being "the master". TMNT continues to be a fantastic ongoing series building this world from the first issue, micro-series, mini-series and TMNT Universe series all combining to make the world unlike any other.

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7.7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #71

Jun 28, 2017

TMNT Ongoing #71 is what it is, while the story is not all that exciting it is necessary to push the ongoing narrative and give some background information to these Pantheon characters that have been popping up since almost the beginning of this series. The art is what really shines and holds the attention of the reader with great looking characters and a wonderful color palate. It is not a good jumping on point at all for a new reader, but fans of the series will enjoy learning about theses characters and what they have in store for our favorite turtles and the universe as a whole.

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7.4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #72

Jul 27, 2017

If you are a TMNT fan you will want to pick this up so you can stay "up to date" on the story line and know what is happening when this plot eventually comes back in the fold or just pick up the Raphael cover by Tom Whalen it is worth the price.

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8.7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73

Aug 1, 2017

TMNT #73 is a wonderful start to a new story arc! With Krang set to go on trial the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are on another adventure in Dimension X. Will they be able to stop Hakk-R or will Krang out smart everybody! IDW's TMNT is now the longest ongoing TMNT comic series ever with this Issue and the team is just getting started on more crazy adventures for the brothers. With great writing and superb art work, you are truly missing out if you are not picking up IDW's TMNT!

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8.4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #74

Sep 26, 2017

TMNT #74 (The Trial of Krang part 2 of 3) is a really interesting intergalactic courtroom drama that once again places the Turtles in a very dangerous scenario in Dimension X. The writing team does a fantastic job with the courtroom scenes and even with everything going on it does not seem to drag on or linger longer than needed. The art team continues to do a fantastic job and I love all of these crazy creatures we get to see in the wide world of Dimension X. The trial of Krang is just beginning and if you thought he was going down without a fight, well you are dead wrong!

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9.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #2

Oct 5, 2016

If you where worried that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe would fall short of the main ongoing series than this issue should put that to rest. This is a fantastic issue that has great character moments, a strong story and will have readers clamoring for more. IDW's continues to put stellar talent on their TMNT books and this is a series any fan should not miss!

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #3

Oct 27, 2016

Conclusion: I am really running out of things to say about this book and not repeating my self from my previous review. Paul Allor's writing on the main story is just great stuff and he is just great at developing characters. The art remains solid and is hard hitting when it needs to be and emotional when the script calls for it. Not to sound like a broken record but really the back up story with Leo is okay and all but really detracts from the main story and book itself. For $4.99 give me more pages of the main story or something other than Leo having some kind of fever dream or whatever is going on in it! Overall a great book, but the whole back up story is wearing out its welcome.

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8.6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #4

Nov 30, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #4 Conclusion:Overall the main story was very good, we got some new characters added to the TMNT mythos and some great character work. Allor gave the reader a great start to the TMNT Universeseries and set it up to be a fun addition to the ongoing a series. The back up story still boggles me and has started to drag the book down with the $4.99 price tag for those extra pages. With the start of issue #5 it seems we are going to get a new short story arc and a new writing/art team as Old Hob tries to recruit Leatherhead to the Mutanimals!

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6.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #5

Dec 21, 2016

Overall:TMNT Universe #5 is a good story and builds upon some loose threads left from the ongoing TMNT series and some of the mini/micro-series. I like the one and done story line and think that the next few issues may be like this. Following one or two characters on a little adventure and building upon some story lines from the main series. Hopefully, the art picks back up to what the standard has been set for this series as it continues on. For the first time, I can say I thoroughly enjoyed the backup story in this series and it was better than the main story! We finally have an answer to what was going on with Leonardo and it is great!

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8.2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #6

Jan 19, 2017

Conclusion:This reviewer was not a big fan of the previous issue of this series, but this issue brings TMNT Universe back into good favor with me. The main story delivers a very eerie one shot story and digs deep to bring a villain that not many TMNT fans will be familiar with. The backup also starts an interesting story about the foot clan member that has the beginnings of a great tale. TMNT Universe continues to a great job in not only expanding IDW's TMNT universebut crafting great stories with its vast array of characters.

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8.2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #8

Mar 7, 2017

In TMNT Universe #8 Donatello has resurrected Metal Head but Metal Head is having trouble dealing with being "alive". Donnie tries to calm him by showing him the city but when Metal Head quickly becomes overwhelmed with "life" Donatello must seek help from his brothers and try and save his former body and friend.

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7.9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #9

Apr 25, 2017

TMNT Universe #9 is a good entry into the IDW TMNT world. Campbell and Curnow introduce a new Pantheon god in the Toad Baron and also delve into Angel and Alopex's characters. Revel finishes off his four-part backup story in this issue and brings to light some great information and backstory to a character that has yet to have the spotlight shown onto her until now.

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8.1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #10

May 24, 2017

Overall this was a good two part story for the TMNT Universe book I really like how the team gave more character depth into Alopex and Angel while also developing their friendship along the way, I am also enjoyinghow this story is going to tie into the main ongoing TMNTtitle in issue #71. I am really digging TMNTUniverse telling these short stories and getting to play around with different characters in the universe while also still being part of the main series. In all honestly I would have bought this for the four page backup alone, I am a sucker for Sophie Campbell drawing Pepperoni.

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6.9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #11

Jun 22, 2017

TMNT Universe #11 is not a bad issue it just could have been much better. Getting more background information on Sally Pride and Man Ray is excellent and the highlight of the Issue, it is sad that the other story parts are wrapped up quickly and not delved into deeply. The art is not bad it just suffers from being a little too basic and the lack of background detail makes it very "boring" to look at. For the most part, TMNT Universe has been an excellent series so it should be back on track within the next issue.

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8.3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #12

Jul 18, 2017

Issue #12 (Karai's Path 1 of 4) is off to an excellent start. We start to discover more about Karai and how she is dealing with basically losing her family. Bludgeon and Koya are also dealing with their own losses and learning to deal with new disabilities. The whole creative team is fantastic and it will be very exciting to see where they take these characters from here.

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8.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #13

Aug 9, 2017

TMNT Universe #13 is another excellent entry into this series and provides great characterization to Karai, Bludgeon, and Koya. The art is absolutely stunning and Campbell continues to impress with each Issue. Karai continues her path to discover herself as she tries to find an ancient sword, but things will not be easy and powerful items are usually protected by some powerful foes.

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8.7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #14

Sep 12, 2017

TMNT Universe #14 (Karai's Path 3 of 4) is another excellent issue that is making some “bad-guys” into interesting well-rounded characters while introducing some new and old characters into the ever growing IDW TMNT Universe. The creative team is firing on all cylinders and I am very excited to see how they wrap up this story line in the next Issue.

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8.2
The Autumnlands #14

Jan 5, 2017

The Autumnlands #14 is the final installment in this arc and the book continues to impress and keep the reader interested in this ongoing fantasy, adventure mystery. The creative team is firing on all cylinders and continually put out a great story with each issue. After the events of this issue, the reader is left with more questions than answers. Will Dusty and Learoyd be able to continue on their quest to save The Autumnlands and will we find the truth about this world and its "Champion"?

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8.0
The Few #1

Jan 18, 2017

The Few #1 Conclusion: The Few #1is a fantastic first issue that sets up a new world and characters wonderfully all in one issue. The cliffhanger ending is perfect for this series and something that will have the reader coming back. Sherman's scratchy pencil styling and dark muted colors really set the tone and mood for the series. While Lewis plots an intriguing story that will have readers on their toes for the next few issues. While The Few does seem from a first glance a “basic” dystopian American future story, Lewis and Sherman prove that they have some tricks up their sleeves and that you need to pay attention to this series.

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8.1
The Few #3

Mar 23, 2017

The Few is turning into a fantastic mini-series about someone who has grown up being told one thing and believing one way and then something in their life dramatically changes that. What happens when your views or beliefs are changed, can a tiger truly change its stripes and how do you atone for the sins of your past self? Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman continue to put together a truly engaging story about possible change and redemption and what happens next.

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6.8
The Lost Boys #1

Oct 14, 2016

Fans of The Lost Boys movie will enjoy this continuation of the characters. It has the right feel and tone from the movie. The ending of this first issue shakes up the status quo from the movie and promises us this next five issues are going to do more exploring of these characters and what this new threat brings. Fans of The Lost Boys will certainly enjoy this book and definitely (for now) serves as a worthy sequel to the cult classic movie.

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8.0
The Lost Boys #2

Nov 11, 2016

I was really excited about this series when it first was announced being a huge The Lost Boys movie fan. After the first issue just being okay, I was a little bit more skeptical about this series. Well, issue #2 sets those worries to rest. Tim Seeley really hit it out of the park after that first set up issue. He has the voice of these characters down and is doing a great job of exploring them and fleshing them out more. The art still serves the story well, while not groundbreaking it catches the characters and the world very well and makes you feel like you are back in "The Murder Capital of the World". This being a six issue mini series is perfect, it has given this team time to explore and set up things that could not have been done in four issues. I am not going to spoil anything but Tim Seeley knows what the fans want and he delivers. I still believe!

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7.0
The Lost Boys #3

Dec 15, 2016

Conclusion: Overall The Lost Boys #3 (of 6) is turning into a fun little "miniseries"/ sequel to the original movie. There are some fun, novel concepts that fans will truly enjoy. I am actually surprised this even happening! In that the movie has enough fans and that the small number of those fans that actually buy and read comics cannot be that much. So I can't imagine this is doing super well sale wise, if your are not a fan of the movie I really can't imagine someone just randomly reading this. All that said I am enjoying this book and it is a fun read month to month. No it doesn't blow me away, but it's fun and a nice escape, sometimes that's all I really want from a comic. So yes "I still Believe!"

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7.8
The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1

Feb 1, 2017

Conclusion:Will Eisenr's The Spirit in The Corpse Makers #1 (of 5) is a great start to a mystery story. Francesco Francavilla as the only creator on the book uses his writing and artistic abilities to make this series stand out. His great use of colors and pulp styling gives The Spirit a great creepy vibe to the story. The Spirit being the original pulp/noir superhero it has been long awaited for Francavilla to get a hold of him and in this first issue he does not disappoint.

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7.4
The Unsound #1

Jun 8, 2017

Unsound #1 is a great introduction into this story and world. Bunn writes an effective start to this horror/supernatural thriller. Jack T. Cole settles the reader in with a very distinct "creepy" color palette and art style. If you are looking for a new horror comic than look no further than Unsound #1. The creators deliver a great start to a very unsettling story that will make you think twice before turning off the lights or going down into a dark basement alone!

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7.8
The Unsound #2

Jul 5, 2017

Unsound #2 turns the horror up to 11 when things go from bad to worse for Ashli. Can she escape the horrors of theSaint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital? Who can she trust? Something very unsettling is happening, patients talking about a prince, razor blades appearing out of nowhere, strange men in suits taking patients, people disappearing. Strange things are a foot and Ashli is caught in the middle of it.Unsound is a terrific horror/thriller story you are not going to want to miss!

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6.6
The X-Files X-Mas Special #2016

Dec 22, 2016

If you are a fan of The X-Files and what a Christmas story to read then this will be a great book for you. You don't have to worry about knowing what is happening in the ongoing comic series. As long as you are familiar with the show you can jump right in. This was a fun holiday one-shot that plays well within the X-Files universe.

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8.8
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo #1

Jul 26, 2017

If you are not familiar with the Usagi Yojimbo series, Stan Sakai and his connection to TMNT then I can see where this issue might throw off newer readers (plus the $7.99 price tag), but for the mastery of Stan Sakai it is well worth it. You can also purchase a hardcover edition of this Issue with some great character designs and drawings from Sakai. It has been over 20 years since TMNT and Usagi Yojimbo have met in comic book format! Fans of both series or just comic book fans in general are not going to want to miss out on this epic journey!

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8.2
TMNT: Dimension X #1

Aug 1, 2017

TMNT Dimension X #1 is a wild ride! The alien planet based on "emotional physics" is a really fun additive to the story and Allor uses this to great effect, while also developing Hakk-R into an even more formidable foe. While I like and dislike things about the art overall it is good in that department as well. With each issue of TMNT Dimension X, we are getting a different creative team on a different planet, it is going to be exciting to see what weird creatures pop up next week and the following weeks.

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8.3
TMNT: Dimension X #2

Aug 9, 2017

TMNT Dimension X #2 is another fun entry into this 5 week mini -series. Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas and Michael Dialynas do a superb job in this Issue delivering a great story about a guilt-ridden guardsman finding a new family. If you are reading the main IDW TMNT ongoing comic there is no reason to miss out on this mini-series. Be sure to check it out next week as we enter a new planet with a new group of creators taking on the weird world of TMNT and Dimension X.

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8.2
TMNT: Dimension X #3

Aug 15, 2017

TMNT Dimension X #3 is just an absolute blast! The newest creative team to tackle this 5-week weekly mini-series brings the fun and action to a new level. What could be more exciting than having the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lace up their wrestling boots, throw on some tights and enter the squared circle? You are not going to want to miss this adventure in Dimension X. Stay tuned as next week we get a new creative team to bring the Turtles to a new planet and on an all new adventure!

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8.1
TMNT: Dimension X #4

Aug 22, 2017

TMNT Dimension X #4 is another wild ride and a great adventure. I am really enjoying all of these characters that are being introduced in this series (I am still holding out for King Lion Heart or some version of the Punk Frogs to show up!). The creative team does a wonderful job of bringing this new world to life and telling a fun story along the way. The character interactions are great, there is some action, comedy and suspense all rolled up into one issue. The brothers only have one more witness to save before the trial of Krang will they complete their mission or fall short of the finish line, find out next week!

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6.3
TMNT: Dimension X #5

Aug 29, 2017

Overall the TMNT Dimension X mini-series has been a success; we have gotten some great characters and interesting stories that will certainly fill in the gaps for the “Trial of Krang” story line. TMNT Dimension X #5 just happens to be not as good as the previous issues. It maybe that this is a weekly series and being the last issue the story line is a little played out. The characters introduced are not a great as the previous ones and the story is honestly just kind of boring. If you are heavily invested in IDW's TMNT Universe you are going to obviously want to pick this up and it is not all bad, but I would also say you could skip this and be totally fine. Now that all the witnesses have been found it is time to return to Neutrino for the Trial of Krang continuing in TMNT #74!

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6.8
Vampirella (2017) #0

Feb 1, 2017

Conclusion:Vampirella #0 is a very good issue. It has some great art and the story keeps the reader interested and engaged. I really still am not certain what exactly is happening in this issue besides the future plot and still have no clue who or what Vampirella is but Cornell did his job and has made me want to at least read the #1 issue when it is released to get some answers. This seems like a good start for a new Vampirella series and for me at least I plan to stick with it as long as the old skimpy costume does not rear its ugly head too often.

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7.7
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #1

May 24, 2017

I came into Victor LaValle's Destroyer #1 (of 6) blindly not knowing anything about it, boy was I surprised within the first few pages.Victor LaVelle does a fantastic job of not making this a run of the mill "Frankenstein" story putting in characters and situations to give the book a real heart and human feelings. The art and colors match the series well and brings to eerie life. Victor LaValle's Destroyer #1 looks like it is going to be a great mini-series from BOOM! Studios and from what I can tell is nothing like they have published before. It is a refreshing take on the Frankenstein mythos.

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