Brett Schenker's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Graphic Policy Reviews: 409
7.9Avg. Review Rating

8.0
12 Reasons To Die #1

Jun 11, 2013

You can tell this is a story being told the way they want to be told. It's a high concept blending story, art and music together. Each section of the first issues is paired with the talents of an artist who does it justice and enhances the story.

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7.0
12 Reasons To Die #2

Jul 11, 2013

Overall, this is an entertaining example of cross-media entertainment, but the series needs to pick up a bit for me.

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7.5
12 Reasons To Die #3

Sep 16, 2013

12 Reasons to Die is an interesting comic, one that should be checked out, whether you're a Wu-Tang Clan fan or not.

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8.0
3 Guns #1

Aug 3, 2013

One issue in and the comic is a fun and entertaining time. I'm looking forward to see where this goes from here and if similar crazy twist and turns and be pulled off in the second volume.

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8.0
A1 #2

Jul 12, 2013

As I finish each issue I want to read more, that's a good thing right?

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8.5
A1 #3

Aug 12, 2013

Titan Comics is making a case with each issue that A1 could be “the” anthology comic of the year. It's that damn good.

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8.0
Abigail and the Snowman #1

Jan 3, 2015

A story that's clearly geared towards kids, I found wrapping up the issue being amazed at Langridge's usual fantastic storytelling ability. The worst part, we only have three more issues to look forward to.

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5.0
Action Comics (2011) #18

Mar 20, 2013

Those who have read this story arc and Morrison's run might appreciate the issue, but as a new reader, I can't recommend for those looking to try something new.

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8.0
Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake #1

Jan 7, 2013

I'm new to the whole Adventure Time thing and I realize I'm not necessarily the intended audience. With that in mind, I enjoyed the comic. The art was solid, the story had me smiling and laughing a few times, and when it was over, I wanted to see what else there was to the whole Adventure Time thing.

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8.0
After Houdini #1

Jun 24, 2013

The five part series has just started and the first issue is a hell of a fun set up so far. We'll see what type of magic the next four issues hold, but this is a great start.

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9.2
Afterlife With Archie #1

Oct 15, 2013

I went into this first issue with some series reservations and walked out with one of my favorite debut issues of the year and a series that's on my monthly “read” list.

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9.0
Afterlife With Archie #3

Jan 8, 2014

This is an amazing comic series that should be on everyone's buy list. It was one of the best debuts of 2013 and I expect it to be a contender for one of the best series of 2014.

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9.0
Afterlife With Archie #4

Mar 5, 2014

The end of the world is here and it's beyond entertaining. Afterlife With Archie should be a part of everyone's pull list.

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9.5
Afterlife With Archie #5

May 19, 2014

Afterlife with Archie continues to impress, quickly vaulting to being one of my favorite comics on the market right now. It's the perfect balance of horror and humanity, and everyone should do themselves a favor and check it out.

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7.8
Age of Ultron #1

Mar 9, 2013

This first issue is exciting, but I can't quite recommend it because it's not a story, it's a beginning scene before the credits. While it might be a read, my opinion of the overall event will hopefully be different.

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7.0
Age of Ultron #2

Mar 14, 2013

Again, I think the overall story will be much stronger than it's individual parts, but for an event that's been built up for so long, I can't help but feel disappointed so far.

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7.0
Age of Ultron #3

Mar 28, 2013

I still feel like the overall whole of the story will be stronger than its individual parts, but so far this is feeling like a bit of struggle to get to the good parts.

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6.8
Age of Ultron #4

Apr 8, 2013

I'll continue to read it in hopes that things improve, but so far, I'm unimpressed.

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6.5
Age of Ultron #5

Apr 11, 2013

I'd like some of that art if Bryan Hitch's art was up to his usual quality. Something is off, so off. Overall, I'm pretty sure five issues in and this major event has been phoned in art and story. At this point, I'm just waiting to see how they fit Angela into this mess.

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7.8
Age of Ultron #6

Apr 17, 2013

The issue ends with one of the most controversial decisions in the history of Marvel comics and youll never believe who goes along with it!

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8.0
Age of Ultron #7

May 2, 2013

It's taken a bit, but Age of Ultron is finally at a point I can recommend it.

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8.0
Age of Ultron #8

May 16, 2013

I wanted a roller coaster ride and we're finally at that point where we're getting it. I'm now looking forward to see what happens next.

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7.5
Age of Ultron #9

Jun 8, 2013

I expected more from Marvels first big event post NOW! but this hasnt delivered like I hoped. Theres still one more issue to go, so crossing my figures it is more like the middle chapters which exuded excitement as opposed to this issue and the first half of the series.

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7.0
Age of Ultron #10

Jun 18, 2013

Age of Ultron is going to be important for while as it sets up what's to come, but that doesn't make it good. And as a reader, and Marvel fan, that's frustrating. When it was all done, I felt like I spent all this money to just be pitched more things to read instead of a complete story that begins with issue 1 and ends with issue 10.

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7.0
Alien Legion: Uncivil War #2

Aug 3, 2014

Overall, the series is likely to be much more entertaining, and geared towards, long time fans of the Alien Legion series. For new readers though, this might be a bit too dense to get in to.

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8.0
All Crime Comics #1

Mar 22, 2013

There's also some great breaks of art with different artists throwing in a short strip or pin-up that adds to the overall feel of the comic. It's a great package, well thought out from story to production.

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7.5
Amala's Blade #1

Apr 25, 2013

I'd think my issues with this first issue will go away as the series progresses. It seems like a lot of fun and will be a nice read each month. But, as far as first issues goes, it was good, but didn't suck me back in to be super excited for the second issue.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man #700

Jan 10, 2013

Seeing the issue is such a huge number (700!) we get all kinds of extras including some entertaining extra strips and a look back at all of the covers. All of them are great and the extra material makes the cover price worth it. A solid package overall.

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8.5
American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell #1

Jun 17, 2013

If you've enjoyed what's come before in the series, this is a buy. For those who enjoy vampire comics, this is a good spot to check out and see if it's for you. I've been in withdrawal and this is the hit I've needed.

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8.0
An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O' The Wisp #1

Jan 11, 2014

This feels like the beginning of a wonderful series of graphic novels. Hopefully we see more of Aurora and her magical world.

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8.0
Andr the Giant: Life and Legend #1

May 13, 2014

With all that, the read is beyond enjoyable, featuring many individuals, that like Andre, are larger than life. The illustrated style is simple, and fantastic to look at, making it clear how much of a giant Andre really was. For fans of wrestling, those with nostalgia of the 80s, people who want to learn more about the individual, or those that just want to read a tragic story, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend is a fantastic read, one that I was excited to check out ever since it was announced. It's absolutely a fantastic graphic novel to pick up, for an interesting biography to read during these summer months.

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7.8
Animal Man #1

Mar 7, 2013

Overall, the Rotworld story was pretty satisfying, though the ending seemed a bit rushed. The problem I see it is that with this conclusion, we get a reset in a way of both series. The next issue will be a perfect jumping on point for new readers. We'll see though, if these last 6 months has really paid off, for those of us there from the beginning.

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8.5
Animal Man #19

Apr 8, 2013

Like Swamp Thing, Animal Man continues to be one of the top DC comics right now, and might be one of the best super hero comics of any company. This is a perfect starting point for new readers, and I highly recommend folks check it out.

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7.8
Anti #2

Oct 17, 2012

If you like the idea of angels and demons battling it out on earth, this is a series well worth checking out.

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7.0
Aphrodite IX #5

Sep 23, 2013

The two together have created an interesting reboot and one of Top Cow's strongest series right now.

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7.5
Aquaman (2011) #25

Nov 29, 2013

The story itself is pretty good, though a bit thin at points. There is a lot of action that looks fantastic. By itself, the story is only ok, but as an ending for what Johns has built up, it's a satisfying conclusion. The biggest downside to the issue is inconsistent art. Not bad, but there's just some noticeable issues.

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7.2
Aquaman (2011) #26

Jan 4, 2014

Overall, for Parker's first issue, there's more than enough here to have me come back for more and see what else he has in store for us.

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8.2
Archer & Armstrong #3

Oct 17, 2012

There's part Indiana Jones here, part comedy, it's a great mix all together. How the villians, the 1%, haven't cause more of an uproar is beyond me. Easily the best of Valiant and one of the most entertaining comics on the market.

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8.2
Archer & Armstrong #6

Jan 18, 2013

If you're looking to check out any of the Valiant rebooted titles, this is the one to check out.

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8.5
Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1

Nov 15, 2014

Overall, Archer & Armstrong is one of the most consistent comics on the market, delivering action and humor wrapped up in a nice package of commentary. This one-shot adds to the zaniness and gives us what will turn out to be fun villains for down the road.

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8.0
Archie vs. Predator #1

Apr 16, 2015

The first issue is good. It does a lot of build up, following the general formula of Predator films. It's fun, not too serious, and well worth the read. I found myself chuckling at different points, but I'm really looking forward to future issues (especially when the Predator REALLY gets going). The first issue will probably be slow for some, but by doing so it keeps up a tradition.

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8.2
Artifacts #24

Jan 12, 2013

Add in the amazing art from Stjepan Sejic. The art is fantastic, Sejic's always is. If you want to see how to shake up a universe and not piss on your fans, Top Cow has pulled it off. Publishers should take note when considering doing the same. Hopefully they can luck out and get a masterful writer like Ron Marz.

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8.0
Astro City (2013) #1

Jun 8, 2013

As a whole, Im glad I finally dove into the series. If youve been awaiting Astro Citys return, now is the time to check out the series that explores the human side of the superhuman. A great jumping on point.

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8.8
Avengers (2012) #1

Dec 6, 2012

You want to know how good Marvel NOW! should be? This is the book you can judge all others by. The best debut so far of the bunch.

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8.0
Avengers (2012) #24.NOW

Jan 5, 2014

This issue is meant as a starting point, even though there's a number 24 on the cover and Hickman pulls that off quite well with a fun, action packed issue that'll give those interested a good taste as to what they can expect going forward.

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7.0
Avengers A.I. #1

Jul 4, 2013

There's some great stuff here. I really liked Doombot and his personality. That should bring some great comedic relief and interaction throughout the series. The story though was only so-so. There's nothing bad with it, there's just nothing that got me really excited. The fact that Pym hasn't learned from his mistakes only makes the first issue a bit more frustrating to me and Pym a less likeable character.

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8.2
Avengers Assemble #14AU

Apr 11, 2013

Overall, reading this just made me wish this was how the main series was paced and how it was presented. In the page we got a lot of humanity, lots of connection, empathy, loss, and action. Something the main series misses with its excessive talking the leads to nothing.

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7.8
Avengers Assemble #15AU

May 16, 2013

Overall, with the conclusion of this issue, my question is, “what's next?”. It leaves a cliffhanger and opening that I want to see explored more. The issue answers a bunch of questions, but at the same time, it leaves us with a lot of them too.

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5.0
Avengers: Endless Wartime #1

Oct 4, 2013

With so many better, and classic, stories featuring these characters to choose from, there are dozens of other choices I'd read first. If this is Marvel's attempt to market their comics to those interested in the Movies they've launched, it's a pretty poor start. This story wasn't endless, the more I read though, the more I wanted it to.

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7.8
Avengers: Rage Of Ultron OGN #1

Apr 4, 2015

Remender has given us an Ultron that fits the modern comics landscape, and with that a more sinister villain. He's also created an original graphic novel from Marvel that's not only great to read, but also may be a vital one due to what happens within.

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7.5
B.P.R.D.: 1948 #4

Jan 14, 2013

We've got one issue to go in this series, so it'll be very interesting to see how it wraps up, but as a whole, this volume has been a fun edition to the greater B.P.R.D. world.

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7.5
B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #103

Jan 14, 2013

It's a bit odd to go from this giant end of the world story to this one, but my guess is it'll all tie in together. That's the enjoyment of this volume, how it plays in to the bigger picture.

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8.5
Ballistic #1

Jul 11, 2013

The comic lives up to it's name and blew me away. This one might be a sleeper, but do yourself a favor and go grab a copy!

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8.2
Ballistic #2

Sep 16, 2013

Ballistic is one of the freshest debuts of 2013 with a retro-style to it that harkens back to the great British comics of the 80s.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #18

Mar 14, 2013

And because of this, the news feels shoehorned in. It's an ok issue, definitely suffering from now having regular writer Gail Simone, who I can't help but think would of given the issue the humanity it misses.

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8.5
Batgirl (2011) #35

Oct 8, 2014

This comic is a change, a massive change, breaking what feels like every rule from DC Comics. The comic is fresh, fun, vibrant…. and another example of what we need more of. Batgirl is dead. Long live Batgirl!

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8.8
Batman (2011) #17

Feb 15, 2013

With art by Greg Capullo, it's not just the story that's the draw. The art is stunning as expected with small details and scenes that just make you linger on the page. It's an amazing pairing for the finale of what might be one of Batman's best battles yet with the Joker.

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7.8
Batman (2011) #18

Mar 14, 2013

It's a decent issue, but not the strongest, especially from writer Scott Snyder. I think in this case, what he has shown in the past works against him setting a high bar. Still a decent read and with the Harper Row stuff, possibly a pivotal issue.

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8.2
Batman (2011) #21

Jun 15, 2013

Overall, this is a solid start in the story of how Bruce Wayne became Batman, but also how he became the Bruce Wayne we know.

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8.2
Batman and Robin (2011) #18

Mar 14, 2013

It might be the one issue that has the least amount of words, but it does the best job of getting through the emotion that missed in many others.

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6.8
Batman Incorporated #8

Mar 1, 2013

But, there's something, not sure what that just feels empty to me with how this act goes down. The emotional part of it is missing to me and overall that's a let down. I think the greater impact of this issue will be the aftermath shown in other books, because based off of this issue, we'll have to look for that key component elsewhere. That's where I'm hoping to find that feeling of loss that this issue lacked.

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7.0
Batman Incorporated #9

Mar 28, 2013

Much like most of what I've read of Morrison's the story jumps around, almost to the point of choppiness. I know some folks are huge fans, but I'm not one of them. I can only recommend this issue for folks who have been keeping up with the storyline. Definitely not a point for new readers to jump on and find out what's going on.

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7.2
Batman/Superman (2013) #1

Jun 29, 2013

All told, the first issue is pretty decent. I can't say it blew me away, but it's a solid start that has me wanting to check out the next issue.

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7.0
Batman: Eternal #1

Apr 11, 2014

I can't say I'm totally blown away by the first issue, but it's nice to see the Batman universe fleshed out to give us more than a man dressed as a bat. A good start that is best to see how it plays out.

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6.0
Batman: Joker's Daughter #1

Feb 11, 2014

The highlight of the issue is the end, which hints at the return of someone. But everything up to that was rather boring to read. That's not due to the writer or artist's abilities, but are actually pretty good. There are moments for each I really liked, it's what they have to work with. This is a character that just feels dull and unconvincing, as if her creators are still unsure what to do with her.

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7.0
Bedlam #1

Nov 8, 2012

Bedlam #1 is an issue that aims high and attempts to do a lot in the first issue in an interesting way. Even with an extended issue, it just doesn't succeed for me. I'm sure once the first arc is over, it'll be made better by the whole, but, on it's own I feel like it could of been so much more.

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9.0
Black Dynamite #1

Jan 17, 2014

This was just a fun comic for me and anyone who either dug the movie this comic is based on, or that type of genre in general should absolutely pick this up.

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8.5
Black Market #1

Jul 15, 2014

Black Market is loaded with potential, and after one issue I'm more than intrigued as to where it goes. For me, the first issue entertained, and got me to think, not just about the issue, but the superhero genre as a whole.

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7.0
Blackacre #2

Jan 8, 2013

That's not to say this issue and the series as a whole is bad, it just seems predictable. That first issue had some great writing and hit some realities about our world. I'm just hoping the series moves more towards a statement about the world we live in instead of a world we've already seen before in other stories.

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7.8
Blood Brothers #1

Jul 24, 2013

Blood Brothers has a lot of potential to be a fun summer read.

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7.5
Bloodshot #4

Oct 17, 2012

This is a more action focused issue as Bloodshot focuses in on his mission to figure out his past. It's a bridge issue taking the initial set up of the first three issues and moving onto the greater story. It's interesting so far, but not quite as good as I think it could be.

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8.2
Bloodshot #7

Jan 18, 2013

On top of that, we now have a good idea as to why Bloodshot and Harbinger are going to clash, or at least parts of them. This comic is completely foreshadowing that. So, if you're interested in that upcoming story-arc, this comic is a must read. If you want an entertaining comic, then that's another solid reason to pick this one up.

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7.5
Bloodstrike #31

Oct 6, 2012

I can't quite recommend the series as a buy, but it's definitely a read to me. I encourage folks to check it out themselves and come up with their own opinions.

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8.0
Bob's Burgers #1

Aug 28, 2014

The comic is a must for fans of the television show, and if you've only heard about it and want to check what it's all about, this isn't a bad place to start.

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7.8
Brain Boy #2

Oct 18, 2013

Overall, the series hasn't blown me away, but it is quite fun and entertaining, worth checking out as an alternative to the rest of the capes and tights.

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8.0
Bravest Warriors #4

Jan 13, 2013

Bravest Warriors, I might have had my doubts, but so glad I checked it out. A great series that keeps me entertained month after month with each issue.

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8.0
Bravest Warriors #8

May 9, 2013

We not only get the end of this story arc, but a back-up story that's just as out there and shows how the series blends humor for both adults and kids as it can be taken and enjoyed in numerous ways.

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6.2
Burn The Orphanage: Born to Lose #1

Aug 10, 2013

The comic reminded me of the 80s side-scroller that had a plot, but you'd only find that out a long time after you played or from reading Nintendo Power. Video games have come a long way since then. I just this comic experience did so as well.

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8.5
Buzzkill #2

Oct 18, 2013

Overall, Buzzkill to me came out of nowhere. I didn't know what to expect going into the series and have come out of it loving both issues so far.

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7.0
C.O.W.L. #1

May 28, 2014

Overall, the comic is an interesting start, it just doesn't quite hit the mark as far as how it's pitched. I'll definitely check out the next issue, and here's hoping we'll see more of its premise there.

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7.5
Captain America (2012) #1

Nov 26, 2012

It's just the first issue, so I'm doing my best to not get to hard on the comic, but it's not looking good and I fear Captain America's best stories might be behind him, for at least the short term.

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8.2
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

Aug 8, 2014

For me, this is a hell of a start that has me interested in a property I've never really had an interest in. When I go into a series like this I expect a galactic adventure, and in this case Captain Victory and his crew of rangers delivers.

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8.2
Charismagic The Death Princess #1

Oct 30, 2012

Emilio Lopez's art especially needs to be mentioned. It's awesome with a cool look that I can only describe as an animated look. It's just beautiful to look at and adds so much to the first issue.

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7.0
Chin Music #1

May 10, 2013

There's a good chance when the series is over the whole will be greater than the individual parts, but this first issue was a rough one for me to start with.

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8.0
Chronos Commandos #1

Jul 12, 2013

I went in to the comic fully expecting what it turned out to be. It knows what type of comic it is and wants to be and delivers it in beautiful pages and art. Chronos Commandos could wind up being one of the most fun pulp comics of the summer.

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8.5
Chronos Commandos #2

Aug 12, 2013

The comic is just a lot of fun, it feels like a pulp movie. Rarely does a comic deliver exactly what you expect and does so with as much fun. We're two issues in and I still think this is one of the most fun comics of the summer.

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8.0
City: The Mind in the Machine #1

Jan 29, 2014

Pop entertainment is strongest when it entertains as well as makes you think, and it looks like City: The Mind in the Machine will succeed in doing exactly that.

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8.0
Cobble Hill #1

Nov 12, 2012

Cobble Hill sets up an interesting mystery I want to find out more about in a realistic setting that I can relate to. For fans of young adult books or Locke & Key, or those who want solid writing and art, do yourself a favor and check out Cobble Hill #1.

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8.0
Collider #1

Aug 11, 2013

The world itself opens itself up to so many possibilities as to what's to come. The series has a lot of potential with a pretty unique concept and a set-up that's entertaining.

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8.5
Conan #9

Oct 17, 2012

Both characters are humbled in a way and shown their weaknesses, showing a depth and character I wasn't expecting in a Conan series, but expect in a comic written by Brian Wood. Just an amazing mix of action with a focus on character development.

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7.5
Constantine #1

Mar 20, 2013

The first issue doesn't know it out of the park, but it's definitely interesting enough to have me come back for the second issue.

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7.5
Convergence #0

Apr 1, 2015

This zero issue is set-up and lets us know what's to come. Does it have potential? Yes, looks like this could be a fun event for fans of DC's very iconic history. For others, it'll be mixed. The first issue is drawn out a bit and could have done with more of plot infusion from Archaia's Tales of Sand, but it did what its goal was. It got me to understand what Convergence will be about. It got me to get a bit excited to see some of the new series. So, mission accomplished.

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5.0
Convergence #1

Apr 9, 2015

Convergence rests in nostalgia from those who have followed DC Comics throughout the decades. As I'm not one of those people, it needs more to bring me in. While the zero issue had my interest perked up, this first issue quickly drained all of that. Here's hoping the tie-in series will bring more excitement.

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6.5
Convergence #2

Apr 18, 2015

For a hyped event, Convergence has me waiting for it to be over to get back to our regularly scheduled program.

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8.2
Creator Owned Heroes #5

Oct 24, 2012

You get a lot here for your dollar, including the start of two interesting stories. Add those together with interviews, tips and more, and it's easy to recommend this issue and the series as a whole.

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8.0
Critical Hit #3

Nov 27, 2014

I went into Critical Hit expecting a similar story to the first two volumes of Miner's tale. Three issues in, not only has the story changed, it's fleshed out the characters, and world, and made the Liberator universe all the more stronger for it. Those first two volumes where fresh in the comic industry, and this latest story shakes things up even more for the better.

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8.5
Curse #1

Jan 19, 2014

We're early into 2014 and hopefully Curse is a sign of what we can expect from comics this year. It's a great debut and a series everyone should check out.

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8.0
Cyber Force #1

Oct 17, 2012

There's no excuse not to get it no matter what us reviewers think. Here's a perfect opportunity to check out a comic on your own and make up your own opinion with no risk to your wallet.

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7.2
Cyber Force #6

Sep 23, 2013

I think the story and series is just starting, and this looks like this'll be a fun one to see where it goes down the road. Because right now, anything can happen.

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8.8
Cyborg 009 #0

May 2, 2013

The worst part is, we have to wait until July to get the full graphic novel. This is that fun and entertaining, I want to read it now! I might not know much about Cyborg 009, but this has me wanting to check out the classics that I've missed.

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8.8
D4VE (IDW) #1

Feb 25, 2015

For those who missed the series when it first came out, now's your chance to grab it in print. I guarantee when you're done, you'll be downloading all the issues available digitally so that you can “catch up.” It's that good. That fun. That entertaining.

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7.8
Damsels #2

Oct 17, 2012

The second issue is still setting it all up and we're still figuring out all the players and exactly what the plot is of the comic. It's a slow reveal that'll keep me around for at least the first story arc.

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8.0
Damsels #4

Jan 7, 2013

There's some great humor in this comic, the idea of these people always being cursed or how they dealt with the Djinn. Plus there's the action and the scheming between the Queens. It's all adding up to an interesting comic. It's not the best of the twisted tales, but it's a worthy addition to what's out there. How it differs and stands out is a part of the attraction to it. If you enjoy a comic with female leads that twists up traditional fairy tales, you should definitely check this one out.

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7.2
Danger Club #4

Oct 6, 2012

The assault on the President has begun and then there's this whole trippy thing too. As a chapter in the greater story, I'm sure this issue will be solid, but on it's own, it left me befuddled. The art is solid and story exciting with some solid twists, but overall this is a sliver in the bigger story.

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7.5
Dark Shadows #8

Oct 17, 2012

Eight issues in, and I feel like I'm still learning who these characters are. Not a bad series, but I think it's really made for diehard fans of the television series.

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7.8
Dead Boy Detectives #1

Jan 5, 2014

The issue was a good first issue, but not excellent. Overall, my gut says that after a few issues, the series will be, and that it's just a slow start. Maybe folks who are more familiar with the characters will enjoy it more, but for me, it was only ok.

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7.8
Deadly Class #1

Jan 22, 2014

I can't say I recommend the comic as a “buy” but it is worth reading. I have a feeling the series will get better as the next feel issues come out, but this first one's story is a bit strange for me to totally get behind it.

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8.8
Death Of Wolverine #1

Sep 2, 2014

Logan has lived a hard life, and you feel the weight of it all coming down on him. I myself went in with a bit of cynicism about death in comics, but really who cares. The story is fantastic, the art is amazing. The combination of the two, perfect (add in beautiful coloring too). Wolverine deserves a solid send-off, and in this first issue it looks like he'll get one that befits him.

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6.8
Death Of Wolverine #4

Oct 19, 2014

The issues that came before had some fantastic commentary from writer and artist dissecting the issue, this one misses that, and if ever there needed to be some thought process it's this. I'm not a fan of how Wolverine has "died," but I'd love to know the thought process of how he went. I don't know what I'd of done different in all honesty, but in the end the Death of Wolverine was a bit anticlimactic.

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4.5
Death of Wolverine: Logans Legacy #1

Oct 19, 2014

The mini-series lasts seven issues with the next five being handled by a rotating creative team and Soule coming back to wrap it all up. It'll be interesting to see what comes of it all, but this first issue doesn't provide me with much hope of what's to come in the many months to come.

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9.0
Death Sentence #1

May 31, 2013

There's still time to pre-order this comic and trust me, when it's released, you'll be happy you did. Titan Comics has been announcing a slew of projects lately. If they're all of this quality, you're looking at a strong contender for publisher of the year.

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8.2
Deathmatch #1

Dec 27, 2012

This should be a fun series and it'll be great to see what Jenkins comes up with in each issue. BOOM! has been pumping out a lot of original work this year and this release is a great way to cap off a fantastic year for them.

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8.5
Demeter #1

Jun 23, 2013

Much after I've read it, the comic still haunts me as I try to work through the beautiful imagery mixed with an eerie vibe. Much like the other two releases, this is an absolute buy.

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6.8
Detective Comics (2011) #18

Mar 14, 2013

This issue falls into that pit of not being sure if it wants to be part of the bigger story, and for that, it falls short.

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7.8
Detective Comics (2011) #19

Apr 4, 2013

Overall, the issue is really good. As a 19th issue, it's solid, tieing together numerous plot points while paving the way for what comes next.

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8.2
Detective Comics (2011) #27

Jan 13, 2014

Overall, the issue is a celebration and comes off as such with an amazing line-up of creators. You can see why he's so popular and with so many versions shown of him, he really is a character that can fit any age and time. This is a definite buy for fans of Batman and worth checking out if you just want to dive in and check him out.

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8.2
Dia De Los Muertos #1

Feb 7, 2013

It's been a day since I read this issue, and I'm still thinking about the comic. Solid work that I wish we would see more of.

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7.8
Django Unchained #2

Feb 20, 2013

If you've seen the movie, there's not much different here, so far subtle differences. What's amazing is how the reaction to the same story can differ between how we consume that media. I loved the movie, of course I'm enjoying the comic. It's Tarantino, kind of hard for it to be bad.

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7.8
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1

Oct 6, 2012

Overall, for those that love the Ponds, this might console you a bit as they continue their fun with the Doctor on the pages of this new series.

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8.0
Earth 2: World's End #1

Oct 14, 2014

Death and destruction, invasion and war will follow each week, and whether you're a hardcore Earth 2 regular or not, you won't want to miss this fantastic new series.

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7.2
Earth 2: World's End #26

Apr 1, 2015

It's a cool and different enough ending that I want to see what happens next.

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8.5
East of West #1

Mar 26, 2013

I'm expecting some huge things when this series debuts. Expect a sell out of the first issue, so do yourself a favor, and make sure this debut issue is in your pullbox.

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9.0
East of West #16

Jan 3, 2015

This is the opening salvo of the next chapter of Hickman and Dragotta's epic, a perfect point to check out what you've been missing out on.

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8.2
Edison Rex #1

Jun 20, 2013

Edison Rex is a perfect example of a comic that both celebrates and sends-up the superhero genre and the genre's long history.

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7.0
EGOs #1

Jan 20, 2014

Overall, I can't say the first issue blew me away, but it was enough to get me to come back for a second issue. Hopefully, it'll gain strength as it goes on.

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7.0
Ehmm Theory #1

Jun 5, 2013

Overall the series is pretty solid. If you enjoy horror and comedy, this is a solid pick people who enjoy that. I went back and forth as to whether this is a “buy” or “read,” but I'm leaning towards “buy” for folks who enjoy those types of stories. This one could be more than anything else and it's a series I feel definitely deserves to be checked out.

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6.8
Ehmm Theory #2

Aug 1, 2013

I think when this first volume is done, it'll all be a bit clearer, but for now, the shift from the first to second issue was a bit too much for me. I think this might be a better read once it's all collected eventually. Not for me, but it might be for others.

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8.2
Eternal #1

Dec 15, 2014

Overall, the series has a great concept, some cool art, and a hell of a start for a first issue. For folks interesting in science fiction, or action films, it's well worth picking up and checking out the first issue.

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9.5
Evil Empire #1

Mar 8, 2014

Bemis impressed with his last series Polarity, but with this first issue, he's shown he's learned from his previous work and in one issue blows it away. Add on top fantastic art, and you have a comic that's an absolute must buy.

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8.8
Evil Empire #3

Aug 3, 2014

If you want to see how a democratic society can devolved into evil, here you go. This is the story before the empire, and it's fascinating so far.

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7.8
Evil Ernie #1

Oct 17, 2012

The character itself, not sure if he's my form of entertainment, but the comic was absolutely interesting. Enough so that I want to check out the second issue and see where Snider takes it.

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7.8
Executive Assistant: Assassins #4

Oct 30, 2012

That together with solid art by Lori Hanson has be high with hope for this story arc. The series is a bit disconnected with it's focus on various assistants, but I'm guessing it'll all come together eventually.

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8.2
Fairy Quest: Outlaws #1

Mar 6, 2013

Overall, the project is great. Jenkins' writing, Ramos' art, it's a perfect package and a great buy. And, if the second volume is brought to Kickstarter, be one of the cool kids and hop on board to back the project.

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8.5
Fantastic Four (2012) #1

Nov 18, 2012

I've been reading Fantastic Four for years, in it's ups and downs, and so far in this one issue, it's looking up for this latest iteration.

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7.5
Fantastic Four (2012) #5AU

Mar 28, 2013

Overall, it's a good issue, but just not quite the excellence that lives up to the word “fantastic”.

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7.8
Fatale #8

Oct 6, 2012

Overall, the series isn't their stronger work, something has been off compared to Criminal, their brilliant noir series. But, for those that love horror and noir, there's not a better combo of the two on the market.

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8.5
Fatale #11

Jan 8, 2013

There's so much that's solid about the comic, the writing the art, the fact you can pick up the single issue fresh and still enjoy it. I'm looking forward to all of the standalone issues and here's hoping we can get some shorter stories after.

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8.2
Fathom Vol. 4 #8

Jan 7, 2013

Is this the best arc to start with someone who is new to the series or character? That I'm not too sure. Is this a comic you can pick up without reading the previous ones? That's a no as well. But, for those of us who have been reading this volume, it's a solid addition and I suggest folks take a chance and see what they've been missing.

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7.8
FF (2012) #1

Dec 6, 2012

It's just a first issue though and while the story might not be totally exciting, Michael Allred's art is amazing. For that alone, the comic is worth checking out. He brings his usual style in what I'm sure will be the quirkiest comic in Marvel NOW!.

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8.2
Find #1

Jan 26, 2015

Find is an all-ages adventure about the power of curiosity and inspiration, and how comic books really are universal. This is a first issue and it does its job and makes me want to see more. In a year that has already seen over a dozen new series hit the shelves, this stands out as my favorite debut of 2015 so far.

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8.2
Five Ghosts #1

Mar 25, 2013

Overall, the series is one I went into not expect much, and came out blown away. It's fun, entertaining and action packed, just like how I like my pulp adventures.

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7.2
Flash Gordon #1

Apr 15, 2014

Overall, this debut is decent. It didn't quite blow me away, but as an opening scene before the movie credits, it gives us some fun and excitement. For new readers, I can't imagine they'll be hooked, but for those who are fans of classic Flash Gordon tales, it looks like Parker is more than up for the challenge to give us a new spin on an old classic.

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8.2
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #8

Jan 7, 2013

The series picks up with the story, allowing us to see what happens after Ming is defeated. While the first arc was bit rushed, it'll be interesting to see how long this plays out. The war has been won, and now it's time to rebuild. In our modern times, it's an interesting reflection of the real world. We'll see how far it's taken. It could be great, it could be crash and burn, but this first step is solid.

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8.0
Forever Evil #1

Sep 5, 2013

Is the comic perfect? Nope, there's absolutely some flaws, but after quite a while of my being pretty down on events, DC seems to be giving us one that is a little bit of old, a little bit of new, and a lot of fun.

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9.0
Furious #1

Jan 28, 2014

Overall, Furious has busted out matching it's name. The comic is rage, action, fun, and entertaining. If you're a superhero fan, or a fan of visually eye-catching art, do yourself a favor and grab the first issue. You won't be disappointed.

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6.8
G.I. Joe (2013) #5

Jun 23, 2013

I read the first volume hoping it'd get back to the previous tone, but I prefer the older tone and that of the other series on the market. If you have fond memories of the cartoon series and want a G.I. Joe that reflects that tone, go for it. But me, I like the more adult version.

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8.2
G.I. Joe Vol. 2 #18

Oct 18, 2012

Cobra is more of a terrorist organization waging battles not just on the field, but also online. The Joes are dealing with budget cuts and bureaucracy. This isn't what I read when I was a kid, but holy cow is it good.

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7.8
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #3

Jun 23, 2013

Easily the best out of the three current G.I. Joe series.

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6.5
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1

Jan 25, 2015

The comic is hit and miss. The story is fun, and a nice follow up to the movie, but the character design is just a fail. The art though is fine, it's just the male characters that are the issue. Overall, this is probably best for hardcore Questers.

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8.5
Genius #1

Aug 9, 2014

Overall, I liked the issue when I read it four years ago, and I still like it. While the price has increased a bit as a single issue, it's still well worth picking up and checking out some new talent.

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8.2
Get Jiro! #1

May 1, 2013

I found myself pouring through the graphic novel, reading it in one sitting. The story is original. The story is funny. The story is entertaining. For something different, this is a definite buy.

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8.0
Ghost Town #1

Jun 5, 2013

This the type of comic I'm drawn to, so it's not shocking at all as to how much I enjoyed it and that I'd recommend it for others. There's some cool characters, an exciting plot, and a concept that leads to tension and some interesting possibilities. Take in the fact that a major city goes bye-bye early on, you don't know how far the comic will go, adding in to the excitement. Overall, a solid read that I want more of.

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8.0
Ghost Town #2

Aug 1, 2013

This second issue isn't what I was expecting, but it's a cool direction and now I can't wait for what comes next.

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7.2
Glory #31

Jan 8, 2013

It's not a shock the series hasn't caught on, but hopefully we'll get another volume just as entertaining down the road.

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8.0
Great Pacific #3

Jan 8, 2013

Don't get me wrong at all, the comic is entertaining, but it's definitely not what I expected and for that I'm still adjusting. That's not necessarily a bad thing though.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2011) #17

Feb 6, 2013

Mysteries abound in an all new direction. There's not many answers, but while this usually frustrates me, here it works as there's so much action thrown at you, it feels like a thriller with the hero on the lamb. The changes or quick and swift, ripping the band aid off. I was a lapsed reader of Green Arrow but the new team has got me interested in seeing what the next issue holds.

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6.8
Green Hornet #29

Oct 29, 2012

Overall, not the best we've seen the series.

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7.8
Green Lantern (2011) #21

Jun 9, 2013

Overall, the comic is really good. It might not have grabbed to the point that if I was a new reader, Id have gotten hooked and wanted more, but its a great point for new readers. Venditti had a tough task with this first issue, and he does a hell of a job balancing it all.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #24

Oct 5, 2013

Relic is a great addition to the Lantern mythos and I seriously have no idea what might happen next and how this all will get resolved. For this team to do that is impressive. It's looking like Lights Out might be a hell of an event, one that'll fly under the radar from all of the other more high-profile ones going on. Do yourself a favor and pick this up as well as the lead up to it.

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8.0
Guarding the Globe Vol. 2 #2

Oct 6, 2012

It's rare thing to see a turnaround of a series like this, so much so it makes me want to go back and make sure I wasn't missing something that first go around. This is a popcorn movie in comic form.

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8.8
Hacktivist #1

Jan 21, 2014

Stories are often best when they reflect the modern world we live in. They're great when they get us to think about that world. Hacktivist looks like it's going in that direction, an old world form of communication commenting on a new world form of communication.

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7.5
Harbinger #5

Oct 30, 2012

This all has very much been set up, where the series goes from here is key. The dominoes are in place and where it falls and goes we'll see. The bigger is what the greater implication for the Valiant universe will be.

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8.0
Harrow County #1

Apr 16, 2015

Cook captures the unsettling vibe of it all. It helped keep me on edge and added to the ambiance of the story. Cook also knows how to do disturbing without crossing the line.

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7.0
Harvest #3

Oct 6, 2012

For me, this could have had two distinct arcs, the first focusing on Dane and his depravity and fall and second his attempt at redemption and fixing his mistakes. The series over it's five issues might be better than individual issues, but I can't help but be stuck on this concept of it being rushed.

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7.5
Hit #1

Sep 11, 2013

Hit gives us crooked cops with a skewed view of justice and one hell of a read. If you're a fine of crime stories, this is an absolute buy.

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8.0
Hoax Hunters #4

Oct 24, 2012

The only downside I think is there's not enough of the television aspect of it, instead focusing on the bigger mystery and that mystery isn't totally explained through at all points. Which is fine, in that more and more will be revealed as the series progresses. So far, beyond entertaining and a definite buy.

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8.0
Hoax Hunters (2015) #1

Apr 3, 2015

New publisher, same fun series, check out Hoax Hunters, it's going to be another fun ride.

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7.0
Howard The Duck #1

Mar 13, 2015

Overall, the first issue isn't quite what I expected. It's not a bad first issue, but also didn't quite blow me away either, and seems to really take a left turn towards the end. We'll see where the series goes, and I'm willing to give it at least the first trade to see how it pans out. While it's an entertaining throwaway read, it's also not quite the superstar debut of the next big thing.

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7.8
Hunger #1

Jul 26, 2013

Overall, this is the first issue of an “event.” Something big is likely to happen when it's all over, it's just a question of what. Fialkov had a few goals for this issue, get the ball rolling as far as the story and make it accessible for new readers while interesting for long time readers. He pulls all that off with a solid beginning. I can't quite call this a “buy” since it's just a sliver of the story, but it's a great “read” and I think when it's all over, the complete story will be a “buy.”

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7.8
I Love Trouble #2

Jan 8, 2013

Not sure where this series is going, but out of a lot of the new series Image has released lately, this one has me the most intrigued.

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8.5
Idolized #3

Oct 30, 2012

The art by Pasquale Qualano is amazing, capturing the feel of the comic perfectly. I'd imagine many of you are overlooking the series and boy are you missing out on one of the most entertaining comics on the shelves right now.

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7.8
Imperial #1

Aug 9, 2014

Overall, the first issue is good. It doesn't quite jump out to me, especially due to the fact there's numerous series out there right now with a similar plot. But, there's more than enough there to get me to come back and see where it goes from here.

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9.0
Imperium #1

Feb 8, 2015

Overall, this was one of the series that I was looking forward to as part of Valiant Next and it delivers. Its perfect for long time fans as well as those who are new and just want to check out a quality comics.

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8.8
Indestructible Hulk #1

Nov 26, 2012

The focus is on the comic itself. The storytelling and plotting is excellent and the art by Leinil Yu is fantastic. This is the gem of the Marvel NOW! launch right now. I've never been much of a Hulk fan, but Waid has get me looking forward to the second issue. Looks like this is further proof he's one of the best writers out there right now.

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8.2
Invincible #99

Jan 8, 2013

There's not many comic publishers doing super hero comics really well outside the big two, but Invincible is up there with some of the best of all the publishers.

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8.0
Invincible #100

Feb 1, 2013

Overall, the 100th issue is a fun read and more than enough to get your jaw to drop. As usual Invincible is up there with some of the best super hero comics on the market today.

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7.8
Invincible Universe #1

Apr 11, 2013

I've liked what's come before. It's been fun entertainment. Here's hoping that with a new name, more people are willing to give it a chance and find what they've been missing out on.

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8.0
Iron Man (2012) #1

Nov 18, 2012

The issue I have is Greg Land's art, which I've had more and more issues with. Land has a habit of making his characters look the same, especially when it comes to women. This issue is no exception. The art isn't enough to turn me off, and Land I'm sure will be ok in the long run, but it's a slight issue that to me stands out.

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7.5
Irresistible #1

Oct 30, 2012

This limited series is absolutely for adults and for something different, definitely worth checking out.

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8.2
Itty Bitty Hellboy #1

Aug 28, 2013

When your child that's too young demands to start reading your Hellboy comics, put this in front of them instead, they'll probably leave you alone at that point and choose this instead.

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7.5
IXth Generation #1

Jan 7, 2015

The first issue is interesting, and I think fans of Top Cow's two different tracts will be excited to see where this all goes, I definitely am. For folks who haven't ever checked out a Top Cow comic, this could be a nice start for those who dig futuristic settings.

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7.8
Jack Hammer #1

Jan 22, 2014

When I first read the issue three years ago, and have re-read it, I still am. Like most noir out there, it's not totally original, but it has personality and enough to make it stand out. If you dig a detective story with a super hero twist, pick up a copy.

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7.5
Jack Hammer #3

Apr 23, 2014

This issue also sports an amazing variant cover by Des Taylor.

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7.8
Jennifer Blood #18

Oct 29, 2012

The last issue had a shocking moment and this issue is riddled with them. I used to say this series was the female equivalent of the Punisher, but it's now so different, so much more. We're now looking at a character completely losing it and control over her situation unraveling and it's a fascinating and entertaining ride.

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8.5
Journey Into Mystery #646

Nov 26, 2012

This isn't the Sif I've come to like and definitely not the Journey Into Mystery I've enjoyed.

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8.0
Jupiter's Circle #1

Apr 8, 2015

The first issue is a solid continuation of a series that shows off Millar's talent to do more that low-brow action. The first issue touches upon a lot of interesting issues, and sheds a light on the early years of a universe we know too little about. The first issue is a solid read, and as a fan of Legacy, I was excited to read. But, this is a series where the whole will be judged, and with that we have a long way to go.

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7.5
Jupiter's Legacy #1

May 1, 2013

Overall, the issue is really good. I'm not going to gush over it as much as others have, but it's a solid start.

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8.2
Jupiter's Legacy #2

Jun 28, 2013

The second issue improves on the first, setting up a superhero story that seems like it'll be pretty epic.

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8.0
Justice League #23

Sep 3, 2013

In the end, the issue is a fun one. The artwork is solid and it's a nice wrap-up and lead in to what's happening next. Trinity War as a whole was a fun for me, bringing together the bulk of the major DC heroes and letting their personalities run wild. There was a enough twists that it kept me on my toes and wasn't what I was expecting. Overall I had fun reading this and that's what comics are about.

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8.5
Justice League of America (2013) #1

Feb 20, 2013

Solid writing is backed up by David Finch's art which is top not. It's just one issue in, but Justice League of America quickly jumps up as to one of the better launches of the new DC 52.

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7.8
Justice League Of America's Vibe #1

Feb 20, 2013

This is the classic young kid given powers and having to decide what he's going to do with them, and to how to even use them. It's a solid first issue, more than enough that I'll come back for the second.

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6.5
Katana #1

Feb 15, 2013

The series tries to do some interesting things, but falls flat for me. Maybe it's better for fans of the character, but as someone who is essentially a new reader, it fails in the first issue's two objectives, to get me interested and caught up.

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6.0
Katana #2

Mar 15, 2013

A mess is a nice description for this comic which seems to lack direction or purpose. Much like the first issue, I wonder if the only reason we're seeing this series is it's main character is part of a high profile team book. My guess is we won't be seeing this series on the shelves for too long.

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8.5
Kill Shakespeare: Tide of Blood #1

Mar 2, 2013

The first issue sets up a mystery and an adventure and much like the first it's a lot of fun.

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8.5
King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #4

Aug 28, 2013

While I consider myself still new to Conan, between this and Dark Horse's ongoing series, I'm quickly becoming a fan. So much so, I'm deciding where to start when it comes to finding out what I've been missing.

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6.2
Klarion #1

Oct 8, 2014

Stay for the visuals, skip the story. Maybe as a trade the first arc of the series will be better, but as a first issue, I can't say I'd stick around the find out.

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6.5
Larfleeze #1

Jun 29, 2013

While I'm not totally writing off the series yet, This first issue is dangerously close to me not checking out the second. As a Lantern fan though, I do want to see if Giffen can perform a miracle and make this character more than a one-note punchline.

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7.0
Lazarus #1

Jun 28, 2013

Overall, the first issue is good, but not great. This might be a first arc that's better to read as a trade than individual issues.

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8.0
Legend Of The Shadow Clan #1

Feb 4, 2013

This is the beginning of a big initiative for Aspen and a hell of a start. Here's hoping the rest of the comics are of this quality, because it'll be a great year in comics. The fact that all of the first releases are $1 is just icing on the cake. There's no excuse to not get each of these first issues and try something new.

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8.5
Letter 44 #1

Sep 7, 2013

You've got a few months until you can get ahold of the first issue, but myself, I'm already drooling as I wait to read the second.

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8.5
Letter 44 #3

Jan 8, 2014

If you're a sci-fi fan, buy this book. If you're a fan of politics, buy this book. If you like great concepts and original comics, buy this book. Pretty much, you should buy this book.

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8.5
Letter 44 #4

Feb 12, 2014

If you're a fan of sci-fi stories, mysteries, or just good writing, do yourself a favor and check the series out. You're not too late to catch up and you'll absolutely be treating yourself.

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8.2
Liberator #1

Jun 18, 2013

Liberator is a fun mix of politics and hero in comic form. Something we don't see enough of sadly. It wears its politics on its sleeve proudly and is all the better for it. No matter your thoughts on the subject the comic will entertain and hopefully make you think too.

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8.0
Liberator #2

Jul 30, 2013

Liberator is a fun mix of politics and hero in comic form. Something we dont see enough of sadly. It wears its politics on its sleeve proudly and is all the better for it. No matter your thoughts on the subject the comic will entertain and hopefully make you think too.

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8.2
Liberator #3

Sep 16, 2013

If the beautiful cover by Templesmith doesn't draw you in…. On top of getting a solid comic to read, 30% of Liberator profits will go to animal rescue initiatives. So, you can be entertained and also help a good cause as well.

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7.8
Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents #1

Mar 14, 2014

Miner has a solid second volume in the making. Again he puts together a socially relevant and “political” comic without being overtly preaching. While moments are shocking, the story is entertainment with a message. Pulling that off is impressive.

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7.0
Loki: Agent of Asgard #1

Feb 11, 2014

The end of the issue though has me wondering what's to come. It signals enough for me to stick around. But for me, I want kid Loki, or adult Loki, in-between Loki just doesn't seem to know what he wants to be yet.

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8.0
Lola XOXO #1

Apr 12, 2014

The first issue has a wild west vibe in a post apocalyptic United States. Lola's journey is just beginning, and I'm ready to see where it goes.

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8.2
Lone Ranger Vol. 2 #10

Oct 5, 2012

The Lone Ranger is a western comic perfect for any fan of the genre and this story arc when it's over is a must read even if you're not.

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8.0
Lost Vegas #1

Mar 10, 2013

McCann and Lee is a pairing that's one of the best in the business and you should do yourself a favor and find out out why.

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8.8
Love and Capes: What to Expect #3

Oct 6, 2012

Love and Capes is on my must read pile and now I'm off to get the earlier volumes to get caught up.

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7.5
Low #1

Jul 31, 2014

The first issue almost tries to do too much on its own, but once the first arc lays out, I'm hoping things will be clearer and expect the whole to be stronger than the individual parts.

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7.0
MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #1

Oct 24, 2012

It's been so long, and I barely remember the series, but this just doesn't feel like a MacGyver story. Folks are out to kill him, people are being killed, the gizmo escape is meh, it's just off. Maybe the entire story arc together will work, but this first issue wasn't enough to get me to want to come back for more.

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8.5
Manifest Destiny #1

Nov 14, 2013

Manifest Destiny is a comic I've been looking forward to since its been announced, and the first issue is a solid start to the series.

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8.5
Mara #1

Dec 31, 2012

Mara was one of the few comics released this last week of the year and it might of been one of the last comics released, but it's also a fantastic read and a standout for the stellar year that was 2012.

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8.2
Mara #2

Feb 1, 2013

The series is deep and so layered, a brilliant take on modern media and icons in a futuristic setting. The story, art, everything is fantastic. Sadly, it's a limited series right now, but hopefully we'll luck out and get more once these initial six issues are up.

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8.2
Mara #3

Mar 10, 2013

One of the most interesting comics on the market, it shows comics can be more than just spandex, even when it's about a person with super powers.

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10
March #1

Aug 5, 2013

With two more volumes to go, this first release is already a modern classic and strong contender for graphic novel of the year.

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8.5
Mind MGMT #7

Jan 23, 2013

Story, Art and Cover: Matt Kindt

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9.0
Mind MGMT #10

Apr 25, 2013

The series is consistently solid, one of my favorites each and every issue. It's not too late to get reading and find out what you've been missing.

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8.0
Mind MGMT #13

Jul 24, 2013

Overall Mind MGMT is one of the crown jewels in Dark Horse's cap and a maxi-series unlike any other. This should be on everyone's list to read and I fully expect it to top numerous best of lists when the year ends.

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8.8
Mind MGMT #14

Aug 28, 2013

Overall Mind MGMT is one of the crown jewels in Dark Horses cap and a maxi-series unlike any other. This should be on everyones list to read and I fully expect it to top numerous best of lists when the year ends.

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7.8
Miniature Jesus #1

Apr 16, 2013

The comic is interesting and hopefully it'll go on discussing great themes and socio-issues like religion, sobriety, mental health and perception of reality. This first issue is an interesting read overall. But that doesn't mean it didn't leave me perplexed at the same time. As a mini-series, the overall work matters more than an individual part, but this first part had me torn. I can't quite recommend it for people to buy, but at the same time, it's set up is so odd and interesting, it's hard not to.

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7.2
Morning Glories #22

Oct 24, 2012

I loved this series when it started, there was so much going for it. But, like Lost, the mystery has dragged on and at this point it feels made up on the fly and mystery piled on mystery. There's so much that's great and so much I scratch my head and ask wtf.

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7.8
MPH #1

May 24, 2014

Overall, I don't want to ding the series for what it's been described as, and what it is so far. It's a solid comic, entertaining, fun, good read. Overall, it's an interesting first issue that gets me to want to read the second. Lets hope Millar delivers on the hype.

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9.5
Ms. Marvel (2014) #1

Feb 9, 2014

I expect anyone who checked out this first issue, and this is their first comic, were impressed. This team has put together a fresh character, fresh voice, fresh outlook. This is diversity in characters at its best. You might actually have an heir to the voice that was the beloved Young Avengers. Marvel has given us a character for a new diverse generation of comic readers and fans. Here's hoping they embrace Kamala, because this issue shows they should give her a chance.

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9.5
My Friend Dahmer #1

Sep 13, 2012

The graphic novel is for those who like crime comics, real life stories or has a fascination with morbid things and/or serial killers. An absolute “buy” in my mind.

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8.0
New Avengers (2013) #13.INH

Jan 6, 2014

Overall, it's nice to see the series get right back to what it was delivering with a strong story and amazing art too.

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7.8
Nightwing (2011) #18

Mar 28, 2013

The issue is solid for another reason, it's a good jumping on point. There's some big changes coming for Nightwing, and this is the point new readers can hop on to find out this change's motivation. It accomplishes two things, allows Nightwing to deal with the past and look towards the future. It's one of the best of the “Requiem” tie-ins.

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6.8
Non-Humans #1

Oct 6, 2012

But, there's enough for me to come back for more issues, lots of potential that'll hopefully lift up this first issues that didn't quite live up to my expectations.

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8.5
Nutmeg #1

Apr 18, 2015

Nutmeg is exactly what we need more of in the comic industry, and hopefully this series becomes the hit it deserves to be. One of the most fun comics released this week.

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8.5
Occupy Comics #1

Jun 11, 2013

This is a perfect example of the marriage of comics and politics. An awesome comic that I can't wait to see more of.

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8.5
Occupy Comics #2

Jul 11, 2013

Despite some pretty heavy hitter names, Matt Miner's contribution about his experience with Occupy Sandy during Hurricane Sandy is especially emotional. It really opens up your eyes as to what occurred during that storm and clean up after and the travesty that was relief efforts by the government.

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8.0
Occupy Comics #3

Aug 29, 2013

No matter your take on the Occupy movement as a whole, this issue, and the two that proceeded it, is a nice look at a political movement that fizzled quickly and whose long lasting contributions will be debated for some time to come. To get first hand accounts, and opinions, about what it all meant and why it happened is important in in the historical sense but also the educational. This series acted as a voice for creators to reflect and be free with what they say without corporate interference, much like the movement itself. It's voice is one we need and one I hope we see more of down the road.

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8.0
Origin II #1

Jan 5, 2014

I went into the issue with not much as far as hopes and have come out of it intrigued as to what's to come. Hopefully what we'll see won't be wedged into “X” continuity and like this first issue a natural flow of events as if this was always Wolverine's known history, one we just weren't familiar with.

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8.0
Pantalones, TX: Don't Chicken Out #1

Feb 18, 2013

Pantalones, TX: Don't Chicken Out could be one of the most original books of 2013, it's definitely up there as one of the more entertaining so far. This is a great read, perfectly entertaining for both kids and adults alike.

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8.5
Pathfinder #2

Oct 5, 2012

But, even through that, there's a great action filled fantasy story. It's a ride getting you right into what's going on. The comic is fresh and open enough for those who might not be familiar with the universe it's based on. If you're a fan of fantasy or roleplaying games, this is a comic you should give a chance.

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8.2
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2

Oct 29, 2012

So many series have teased about heroes pulling one over on the world to bring it together, but this series really explores that and sees what happens. There's a great old school feel about it all and the art is amazing. I can't wait to see where this series goes and it's focus on a protagonist conflicted about his actions.

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7.5
Plume #1

Jan 12, 2013

As a first issue goes, I was hoping for a bit more, but I think the overall sum will add up to be greater than it's parts. So, the series has me intrigued, looking forward to see what we can expect when the second issue rolls around. My gut says this will be a series that starts off slow, but pays off once it gets rolling.

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8.2
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker #1

Apr 4, 2015

This original comic series reveals an epic, ageless race for Immortality, Power, and Purpose. I went in not knowing what the expect, and honestly having some trepidation as well. I came away wanting more right away. The series' first issue sets up an amazing world, and I can't wait to see where the series goes from here.

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9.2
Point of Impact #1

Oct 24, 2012

And holy crap is it good. The way it introduces the characters and teases what might be clues, the comic is as good as any cop show on television and better than so many of them. This is a series, I'm looking forward to the next issue. A perfect comic to transition and get your friends into Law & Order and CSI to try out comics.

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7.2
POP #1

Aug 28, 2014

POP bills itself as a “white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life.” To really succeed the series really needs to have something interesting (and preferably new) to say about the top it's taking on, pop stars and celebrity. The first issue is definitely a solid start, but this ride in the end will hopefully have something to say about our culture, instead of just being shallow like what it attempts to satirize.

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9.0
Princeless Vol. 2 #1

Apr 2, 2013

Like the first volume, the first issue of the second volume is amazing. It's rare you can find a comic book that is enjoyable for both parents and kids. The comics are smart and make you feel good and want to share them with others. This shows what comics can be and represent the best of the entertainment medium.

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7.0
Princeless: Tales of Girls Who Rock #1

Aug 10, 2013

If you're looking for a place to start with Princeless, this isn't it, but it is a nice step in a great direction that I'm hoping for more of.

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7.8
Princeless: Tales of the Family Ashe #1

Aug 10, 2013

This one-shot is a must for fans of the series and those wanting to find out about events after the end of the second volume. For the rest, you need to do yourself a favor and start from the first volume to read what is one of the best comic series on the market.

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7.5
Prophecy #4

Oct 29, 2012

If you're a fan of big events or these characters, this is a definite must get.

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8.5
Punisher (2014) #1

Feb 11, 2014

The Punisher is back, and in this issue better than ever. I went into The Punisher #1 with high hopes, and these two nailed the first issue, just like I thought they would. Here's to getting the “dream” creative team I was expecting.

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8.2
Punk Rock Jesus #6

Jan 2, 2013

After reading this one issue, it's not a surprise this series landed on so many “best of” lists. I absolutely recommend it if you're able to get all of the issues and especially if you've followed it up until now. I myself am definitely picking up what I missed, either as individual issues or as the eventual trade paperback.

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8.2
Rebels (2015) #1

Mar 12, 2015

In the first issue, the focus is the smaller community, and the individual, and by the end we're reminded that those smaller communities provide incredible insight, but also the greatest change. The smallest voice can have the biggest impact, and that enough of those small voices together can help shape the world for the better. In just the first issue, Wood reminds us of that, and at the same time questions how far we've truly come as a nation.

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9.8
Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes #1

Apr 24, 2013

Kindt is one of today's master storytellers in the comic industry. It's not just the words he puts on the page or the story they populate, it's every small detail that's added, every item added to each page. It's an amazing package. When this graphic novel is released, it's an absolute must buy.

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7.2
Red Hood And The Outlaws #18

Mar 28, 2013

The issue had a bit of the emotion other issues of “Requiem” has missed. It's a predictable issue, but a decent read.

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7.8
Red Lanterns #26

Jan 4, 2014

If you tried the series when it debuted and gave up, Soule has invigorated the series and given it the characters and depth it deserves and I knew could be done. He's still laying out his long term plan, so now is the time to hop on and see what you've been missing.

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8.8
Red Team #1

Feb 7, 2013

This first issue blew me away. It's so good, words can't do it justice. If you're a fan of cop shows or noir, this is an absolute must buy.

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8.8
Red Team #2

Mar 29, 2013

If you're a fan of police drama or crooked/rogue cop movies, this comic is a must have. It's also a perfect comic to hand to people who are new to the entertainment medium.

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7.5
Repossessed #1

Jan 12, 2013

If you like Ghostbusters or Hoax Hunters, definitely check out this series. It's a solid addition to their brand of entertainment.

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8.2
Revelations #1

Jan 5, 2014

Judging by this first issue, mystery fans will not want to miss this tale of corruption through the eyes of an outsider.

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4.0
Revenge #1

Feb 26, 2014

I could hope there'll be some amazing bait and switch and this will in fact be a movie inside the comic and some reveal will happen that'll surprise the reader, but for some reason, I just don't see that coming down the pipeline. If you enjoy blood and gore and no plot, then go for it. I myself want a bit of story. All shock and no story does not make a good comic or good entertainment.

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7.0
Reyn #1

Jan 20, 2015

The first issue is good, and fans of fantasy should check it out. The issue lacked a little bit of oomph that makes it stand out from the pack though. I'll definitely keep reading at least through the first arc, and here's hoping we see that something special to make this series rise above the pack of numerous other fantasy series out there.

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8.0
Rocket Girl #1

Oct 15, 2013

Comics are supposed to be fun, and first issues are supposed to give you enough info so you feel like you know what's going on, but also holds back so you come back for more. This issue does that, and does it well. Strap on your own rocket, for what seems like a fun ride.

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7.2
S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #1

Jan 2, 2015

The first issue is really good, not quite great, with a fun read that should be interesting enough for fans of the television show.

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6.5
S.H.O.O.T. First #1

Oct 18, 2013

Overall, the first issue has some interesting promise, and maybe it'll improve as the series progresses, but so far this one is much better in concept than execution.

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8.5
Saga #12

Apr 11, 2013

Add in Fiona Staples art, which is always beautiful and a treat to look at. It's easy to understand why this series has been a favorite among comic fans and critics.

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8.5
Satellite Sam #1

Jun 28, 2013

Here writer Matt Fraction goes the crime story route, something I don't think I've seen him do. And, not knowing what to expect this totally caught me off guard. The first issue is all set-up and you leave the end wanting to go back and see who the suspects are and try to figure out the motivation. This is a hard-boiled detective/whodunnit that exudes fun.

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6.8
Savage Wolverine #1

Jan 24, 2013

The ending was interesting and it should be fun to see where this goes. The first issue didn't blow me away, but it's a decent read. I think the potential is high with this one, but as a first issue, I'm left wanting more.

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7.0
Secret Avengers (2013) #1

Feb 14, 2013

The first issue is decent, but overall, it's meh up to the end. We'll see where the series goes, but it looks like it'll have an interesting route it's taking.

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7.5
Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1

Jan 29, 2014

Overall, the first issue is a solid start throwing us right back into the world of Firefly/Serenity. For long time fans of the series, I think you'll be happy.

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8.5
Sex #1

Mar 10, 2013

The first issue left me a bit frustrated as I wanted to read more, but that just wasn't the case. It's good the comic had me this way, I want to read the second issue, like now. This is one of those series that plays mystery well and could be one of the best adult series of 2013, so far it's one of the more interesting psychological studies of the super hero.

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7.8
Sex #2

Apr 11, 2013

The series is just two issues in. It is good and worth a read if you're into this type of comic series. Its just not quite showing the intelligence I'd hope. Instead we get the shock, but the real substance underneath isn't deep enough… yet.

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7.2
Shadowman #3

Jan 18, 2013

There's nothing bad about this comic at all, but there's nothing that makes me say “holy crap” and make me champion the comic. I have a feeling it's a bit more fun for fans of the previous Shadowman comics, but for me, I shrugged my shoulders and say it's ok so far.

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8.5
She-Hulk (2014) #1

Feb 16, 2014

Caseloads and kicking bad guy butt is a complicated business and Soule seems to have that down, mixing in humor on top of it all. You can make all the lawyer jokes you'd like, but it's hard to not like this jade champion of justice. I highly recommend it.

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7.0
Sidekick #1

Aug 10, 2013

While the first issue is interesting, I've seen the same thing done better (check out The Standard as one example). Here's hoping the next few issues really kicks this series up a notch and make it stand out from all the rest. Because right now, it seems like the sidekick to all the other similar comics, and who wants to be a fan of the sidekick?

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7.8
Silence & Co. #1

Apr 22, 2013

This is an action movie in graphic novel form. A fun, entertaining read you'll be able to sit down in the afternoon and enjoy, perfect for sitting outside during the spring or summer and enjoy hot action on those hot days.

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7.5
Six Gun Gorilla #1

Jun 22, 2013

For the originality and difference alone the comic is a buy. It definitely isn't for everyone and for it's title, there really is little gorilla in this first issue. It's all set-up in what might be the strangest comic of the year.

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7.8
Skylanders #1

Oct 19, 2014

IDW's Skylanders comic is a worthy addition to the growing line of comics geared towards kids. And more impressively, even though it's an off-shoot of a very successful toy/game line, it doesn't feel as such. If you're a long time fan of Skylanders, or totally new to it all, Skylanders is simply fun. This is an absolute buy for fans of the serious, or those looking for a fun comic to give their kids.

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8.2
Skyward #2

Aug 10, 2013

The issue has great pacing and quickly leads back into and follows up from the events of the first issue. Dale has put together a fantasy series that's fun and easy to get into for long time fantasy fans and new readers. It's also fun for old and young alike. A solid series that I hope finds the following it deserves.

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7.0
Sleepy Hollow #1

Oct 18, 2014

Similar to problems I've had with the comic depiction of The X-Files, Sleep Hollow is entertaining, and a good adaptation, but when comparing the two, I'd rather have the live action version.

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8.5
Snapshot #1

Feb 7, 2013

The creative team was a tip off this was probably going to be good, but holy crap is it great. Make sure to grab a copy before your store sells out, because it will.

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7.8
Son of Merlin #1

Feb 7, 2013

But this issue is all about the set up. And it does that well. It's a fun read, again $1, there's no excuse to not get it. I think the series will have to be judge as a whole and when that's done, this first issue will rise up a bit in it's standing.

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8.2
Sons of Anarchy #1

Sep 11, 2013

Sons of Anarchy does exactly as promised and delivers gun-smuggling outlaw bikers with complex pasts and gripping personalities. If you love guys with guns like we do, this is that genre at its most elevated. And a series, and setting, you just can't find anywhere else in comics.

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7.8
Southern Cross #1

Mar 13, 2015

The first issue of Southern Cross is really good, but there's absolutely some flaws to it. But, there's more than enough to make me want to come back and see where the mystery goes from here.

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8.2
Southern Dog #1

Nov 12, 2012

Southern Dog sets up a lot, with a very touchy subject. It'll be interesting to see the growth in this series, especially compared to the series above. Again, it's an absolute recommended buy and well worth checking out.

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8.8
Space Riders #1

Apr 3, 2015

Space Riders #1 is a hell of a start with an entertaining story enhanced with unique and just plain beautiful art. Another solid release from Black Mask Studios in what's proving to be a fantastic year for them.

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7.0
Star Trek / Planet of the Apes #1

Jan 2, 2015

I went into the first issue with lots of skepticism, and came away wanting to see where it all goes. If you're a fan of campy sci-fi, or Star Trek of Planet of the Apes, do yourself a favor and check the series out.

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8.0
Star Wars #1

Jan 9, 2013

Overall, a pretty solid start. It didn't knock it out of the park like I expected, but you better believe I'm lined up to check out the second issue.

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7.0
Star Wars: Kanan #1

Apr 2, 2015

Kanan: The Last Padawan #1 is an ok start. It didn't quite grab me like Marvel's other three series, but that might be because I'm unfamiliar with the characters. I'm sure for those who watch the television series will have a different opinion, or will have noticed things I didn't. You don't need prior knowledge of the animated series, but knowing Star Wars mythos is helpful. The line of comics need a comic that's geared more towards kids, and I think this one is it. Not quite my cup of tea, but definitely interesting enough to get me to keep reading and see where it all goes…. and see what I might have missed when it comes to the animated series.

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8.5
Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1

Apr 30, 2014

Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 throws you into familiar territory with characters you know, and a world you know. The perspective though is new, and voice interesting. Mixing action and humor, I found myself getting to the end with a smile on my face, having wrapped up the first issue of an entertaining adventure. One that got me to laugh, and took me for a ride. Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, this first issue is a fantastic start and a great read. I figured Kindt would deliver something special, and it looks like he has.

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9.0
Starlight #1

Mar 5, 2014

Starlight blew me away. It's a fantastic first issue and a toned down Millar that delivers some fun action along with a heartfelt touch.

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9.5
Strange Attractors (2012) #1

May 15, 2013

Strange Attractors is Soule's love letter to New York, and through this he shows us some of its magic.

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8.5
Suicide Risk #1

May 9, 2013

I'm not sure this will replace Gotham Central, but with the first issue, it seems like it might be a worthy successor.

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8.0
Suicide Risk #2

Jun 22, 2013

I'm looking for Southland with a superpower spin, and this might just pull that off if the first two issues are any indication.

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9.5
Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1

Jul 4, 2013

The first issue blew me away and is a contender for best new series of 2013. I have no idea where the series will go from here, but this is a comic I want and want more of.

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9.5
Superior Foes of Spider-Man #7

Jan 3, 2014

Overall, this is a great issue and fine example of why this series has the praise it does. It also is a perfect jumping on point for anyone to check out what the hype is about. As part of the first batch of comics for 2014, it's release points to a very good 2014. Here's hoping the rest of the year's comics are half as good, because we'll be in for a treat.

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8.2
Superior Spider-Man #1

Jan 10, 2013

It's pretty clear where this is all going and what the likely end result will be. That was clear in Amazing Spider-Man #700, but with Slott writing it'll be entertaining no matter how foreshadowed it is.

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7.8
Superior Spider-Man #6AU

Mar 28, 2013

As far as tie-ins, this one answers a big question and gives us a unique enough voice and perspective that it makes it worth it.

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8.0
Superior Spider-Man #9

May 1, 2013

Comics are supposed to entertain and elicit and emotion. We can feel joy, sorrow, laugh or in this case for man, anger. The fact Slott is doing a mix of that for so many shows how solid of a writer he is and what an excellent run it is for the character. He's doing his job, and doing it really damn well.

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7.5
Superman (2011) #32

Jun 25, 2014

Overall, there's been much hype leading up to this debut. The issue is good, not great, filled with a lot of potential, and a step in the right direction for Superman in the New 52.

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7.8
Superman Unchained #1

Jun 15, 2013

Overall, the debut comic is fun and exciting. Though not perfect, it's a great introduction and debut that has me interested in coming back for the second issue to see what else they have. There's a lot here that celebrates the old and the new when it comes to the Last Son of Krypton, and that's exactly what he deserves celebrating 75 years.

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8.5
Superman Unchained #5

Jan 4, 2014

Overall, Superman Unchained to me is the best solo Superman series DC has and is the tone I had hoped we'd have seen when the DC New-52 launched some time ago.

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8.2
Superman/Wonder Woman #1

Oct 10, 2013

Overall, just in this first issue Soule has made me understand the relationship between these characters much better and given us a hint as to what they might see in each other, and offer each other. In the first issue he's given us some solid action mixed with humanizing interaction. Soule is adding depth to characters that can both use some in their other series. These are depictions of these characters I can enjoy and he's got me hooked to see what's in store next.

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8.2
Supurbia Vol. 2 #1

Nov 28, 2012

The series is unique in it's twist, perspective and execution that'll appeal to a broad swatch of comic fans. Do yourself a favor and pick up not just this first issue, but the trade of the mini-series that's come before.

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8.2
Supurbia Vol. 2 #3

Jan 13, 2013

The series might star characters that'd fit in any super hero comic, it's more soap opera than anything else and it's beyond entertaining. If you're a fan of super hero comics, but are bored of the usual bad guy vs. good guy plots, do yourself a favor and check out this series.

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8.2
Supurbia Vol. 2 #7

May 9, 2013

I've been championing this series since its first volume which launched a fresh idea in a fun package. This second volume has taken that ball and run with it. Do yourself a favor and pick up the first volume if you haven't, I guarantee you'll be hooked. It's not too late to dive in and get into this capes and tights series that mixes action with drama.

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7.5
Supurbia Vol. 2 #8

Jun 22, 2013

This issue is perfect for long time readers with some payoff but horrible for new readers. For them, I absolutely going back and starting from the beginning, it's totally worth it.

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7.8
Swamp Thing (2011) #18

Mar 7, 2013

Overall, the Rotworld story was pretty satisfying, though the ending seemed a bit rushed. The problem I see it is that with this conclusion, we get a reset in a way of both series. The next issue will be a perfect jumping on point for new readers. We'll see though, if these last 6 months has really paid off, for those of us there from the beginning.

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8.2
Swamp Thing (2011) #19

Apr 8, 2013

This is a great start as to what continues to be one of the best series of the new-52.

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9.0
Sweet Tooth #40

Jan 9, 2013

This final issue is fantastic and how it ended, I could tell was a fitting end. Now I need to do myself a favor and go back to see what I missed.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2011) #18

Mar 28, 2013

Overall, the issue feels like a bit of a kick start and mission statement for the series. Nice to see the death of a character lead in a positive direction and used for the narrative good, instead of just shock.

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8.0
Ten Grand #1

May 1, 2013

The story might not be totally original, but the fact it flies in the face of today's decompressed stories won it points in my book. Further that there's some great writing, some of the verbal exchanges are solid, and fantastic art makes it an easy suggestion that folks should be picking this one up.

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6.8
Thanos Rising #1

Apr 8, 2013

I'm giving this comic a "read" recommendation, not because the story is worth it at all, the art is the draw here.

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8.5
The Activity #11

Feb 1, 2013

This comic is amazing and while all of it might not be perfect for new readers, if it doesn't get people interested in previous issues, I'd be shocked. Pure awesome and one of my favorite comics this week.

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7.2
The Answer! #1

Jan 23, 2013

The first issue to me is good, didn't blow me away, but it's a fun entry into the crime fighter noirish genre. I have a feeling when taken as a whole, the series will be much better than the individual parts. I was hoping to be blown away or at least hooked enough by this first issue. While I liked it, can't say I'm uber excited for the second.

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7.0
The Answer! #4

Apr 25, 2013

Overall, for a series that's been called The Answer, there's a lot of questions left. Here's hoping we get some more issues and get some actual answers.

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8.0
The Avenging Spider-Man #15.1

Jan 10, 2013

This is an actual hopping on point for new readers, hallelujah! I'd actually say folks should grab a copy of this and read it before Superior Spider-Man #1, it does it's job and does it's job really well.

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7.8
The Bionic Woman #5

Oct 5, 2012

The series so far as a whole has been entertaining slowly dragging out the introduction to our heroine and letting us discover her as she discovers who's behind attacks on her. Overall solid and entertaining fun.

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8.5
The Black Beetle #1

Jan 14, 2013

Story and Art:Francesco Francavilla

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10
The Bunker #1

Feb 12, 2014

Rereading the comic, I found myself digging at small details, trying to discern what's up and trying to find clues as to the story. This is a mystery that sucks you in, a comic that I expect to transcend the comics medium.

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9.8
The Bunker #2

Mar 28, 2014

This is a comic I can give to a non-comic reader and know they'll be coming back for more and asking me what else is like it. We not only have a hit, if sales are any indication, but we have a series I expect to see on many "best of 2014" lists come next year. Make sure to put this one on your pull list, because you don't want to miss out on the series everyone will be talking about. So far this series is one of my favorites of 2014 (though not a shock since it was up their with last year's digital releases) and this issue is my favorite issue of any comic so far in 2014. This is only the second issue, so get a copy before you're left behind what's shaping up to be a hell of a ride.

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9.0
The Bunker #3

Apr 23, 2014

Overall, three issues in, and this series is easily making its case as to why it should be on many “best of” lists when 2015 arrives. Get to your store early, I expect this issue to sell out and believe me, The Bunker is only going to get more popular as people discover it's excellence.

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9.0
The Bunker #4

May 20, 2014

Really this review should just be “go buy this book.” But the reality is, this series should be a part of everyone's pull list. It's that good. It's not too late to make it happen, before you need a time device to go fix that mistake.

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9.2
The Bunker #5

Aug 7, 2014

For four issues into The Bunker, and I've wondered quite a few things, some of which begins to be answered here. And that's part of what makes The Bunker so engrossing, that slow reveal that forces us to piece things together. But, writer Joshua Hale Fialkov knows that if you give too little, it leaves readers frustrated, so with each issue he drops just enough of a nugget to satisfy us. And those reveals often challenge our perceptions or what we thought of something.

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6.8
The Crow: Death and Rebirth #4

Oct 6, 2012

This issue is a lot of the scenes from horror movies where the killer gets closer and closer, ie the Crow keeps moving towards his targets even though he's shot a bunch. Add those action scenes with odd quieter scenes of dialogue and the two together is a comic that just doesn't speak to me.

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6.8
The Darkness #115

Sep 23, 2013

What's fascinating is the Top Cow world is slightly off after the changes that Jackie and Hope made to it all and this series since has been slightly off as well.

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8.0
The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1

Sep 2, 2014

If you've never read a Valiant book, the publisher has one of the best universes out there, and make it a point to be able to dive into their series without the knowledge of tons of continuity. Here that succeed with that again, providing a perfect jumping on point for new readers. I'm sure once you're done with the first issue, you'll not only want to complete the next four issues, but also see what else Valiant has to offer. To provide such ease for new readers is a feather in Valiant's and Van Meter's hat, and to be able to do so with such an entertaining first issue is even more impressive. I can't wait to see where the series goes, and hopefully we'll be seeing more of the death-defying Doctor Mirage from here on out.

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8.2
The Delinquents #1

Aug 23, 2014

Hobos, ass-map, Archer, Armstrong, Quantum, Woody, the fist issue is awesome. If you've never read either of these teams' series, are already a fan, or just looking for a good laugh, then look no further, this has it all.

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9.0
The End Times of Bram and Ben #1

Jan 12, 2013

But, again, the humor here is a draw. There's few comics I've read in the last year where I've laughed this hard. This is truly a case of don't judge a book by it's cover. Do yourself a favor and buy this one this week.

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6.8
The Extinction Parade #1

Jun 20, 2013

If you're a fan of vampires or zombies it might be worth checking out the series, but overall for me, it's pretty average.

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6.5
The Fearless Defenders #1

Feb 14, 2013

One of the more anticipated comics for me hasn't quite lived up to my expectations. Hopefully the series is a slow start and gets better from here.

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9.8
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story #1

Nov 20, 2013

Both heartbreaking and uplifting, The Fifth Beatle not only reveals an important, unsung chapter in the history of the Beatlesbut it will inspire anyone whos ever dared to believe in a dream. Brian Epstein's story has been a long time coming, but this is so good, it's been well worth the wait. This will go down as a must read graphic novel for it's style and narrative, but also as a must read for Beatles history.

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8.5
The Final Plague #1

Jun 5, 2013

As you can tell, I liked this for the gross factor. A nice horror comic that could actually be all too real, which makes it all the much better.

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8.8
The Final Plague #2

Aug 10, 2013

The fact that I struggled to make it through, like a good horror tale, shows that it's a solid comic and the fact it's done that two issues in a row makes it great. This is easily one of Action Lab: Danger Zone's best comics and one of the best horror comics on the market right now.

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8.0
The Fox #1

Oct 30, 2013

Overall, there's not much that's groundbreaking here when it comes to story or art, but there is a lot of good, clean fun. And in today's comic market, that is actually groundbreaking.

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7.8
The Fuse #1

Feb 13, 2014

This is murder, mayhem, and mystery22,000 miles straight up. Like all good cop stories, it'll live and die by the interaction of it's main pairing, and so far this is a decent one. The first issue left me intrigued. This'll be one to watch out for.

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8.2
The Green Hornet (2013) #1

Mar 29, 2013

I'm convinced we'll see some amazing things on Waid's run. He's already setting up a character, but most importantly a world, that'll keep us entertained and engaged. Mark Waid is a master of the pulp genre, but overall he's a master storyteller.

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7.8
The Hypernaturals #7

Jan 7, 2013

Though it was a slow start, the series is finally getting to the point and quality I was expecting. If you've enjoyed these two's past sci-fi epics, you better do yourself a favor and grab this series from the beginning. It's well worth the build up.

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7.0
The Hypernaturals #12

Jun 22, 2013

I'm hoping that, while this is the end to this particular story, it isn't the end for this world and we get a second volume. There's just too much solid material here to not explore. While this final issue wrapped up a lot, it also opened up so much more that is too good to be left on the shelf to gather dust.

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9.5
The Kitchen #1

Nov 18, 2014

I really can't gush enough as to how much I enjoyed this issue. I love this first issue, it nails everything I'm looking for in this type of story, and very well might be my favorite first issue of the year.

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8.0
The Manhattan Projects #8

Jan 8, 2013

If you're looking for a strange take on history, this is one to really check out, there's not much out there like it.

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9.5
The Massive #5

Oct 17, 2012

Add in small details at the end of the comic that reveal what's happened, this series is quickly becoming one of my favorite comics of the year.

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9.0
The Massive #8

Jan 23, 2013

Add in an ending that shocked me and had me blurt out wtf while reading, and I was blown away by this issue. I can't wait to see what happens next. This is one of the few series I devour as soon as I get my hands on it. Easily the best comic series on the shelves today.

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9.0
The Massive #11

Apr 25, 2013

The issue just shows how amazing of a series this is, one I can't recommend enough. It is the best comic on the market, hands down.

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8.5
The Massive #14

Jul 24, 2013

Wood continues to put together one of the best monthly series on the market. One that entertains and makes you think at the same time.

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8.0
The Massive #15

Aug 28, 2013

The ending of this issue is a little muddled and confusing, but everything leading up to it was absolutely amazing and intense. This continues to be one of the best comics out there by any publisher.

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7.8
The Mercenary Sea #1

Feb 14, 2014

Overall, the comic is a solid first issue that's great for folks who enjoy tense spy and submarine films. There's a classic throwback to it all, that's a big part of the draw for me.

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9.5
The Mire #1

Jun 23, 2013

The comic is another great example of Cloonan's talent and again makes you question why she hasn't been given a greater spotlight as a writer.

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7.0
The Movement #1

May 2, 2013

While the first issue didn't blow me away, it was interesting enough for me to check out the next one to see what Simone has in store for us.

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7.0
The Multiversity #1

Aug 22, 2014

While there's lots of interesting things in the first issue, I think it overall attempts to be too cute at times with its layers, like it's trying to be Watchmen redux in that manner. For the die-hard fans, I'm sure there's a lot here that they'll love, but for those not in that category (like me) the story is really nothing too special. At its heart, it's a story we've seen before, just with different characters and different settings.

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8.2
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes #1

Sep 17, 2014

I love to read a fun, entertaining comic whose goal is to tell a self-contained story, and to be able to do that, while also tying into the greater narrative is impressive. For those who want a fun pulp adventure, this is a must read, for fans of Morrison's work, you won't be disappointed either.

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7.2
The New 52: Futures End #48

Apr 1, 2015

The ending was interesting enough for me to want to go back and see what I missed, it seems like it's a time-traveling head trip, but standing on its own, the issue is decent, and what stands out is its rather bleak ending. To see a comic end on a somewhat downer (I don't consider that a spoiler) is interesting, and almost welcome in a weird way. For DC, which I'd consider a bit sunnier than rivals, it's an odd tone, and one I welcome.

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8.2
The Red Ten #1

Jan 7, 2013

With ComixTribe now having distribution threw Diamond, here's hoping we get to move forward with not just this, but it's other series' as well so we can see the growth I'm expecting and excellent story that's already begun continue.

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6.5
The Sandman Overture #1

Dec 8, 2013

I can only review in how I ended my experience, and in this case it wasn't very good. I can't recommend the regular series at all for folks who have never read Gaiman's previous works. The “Special Edition” might be worth it just to get the behind the scenes look. For folks who know Sandman, and have read it before, I have no idea how much you'll like it.

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8.0
The Strain #10

Jan 14, 2013

The Strain is currently being worked on to become a television series, so get in now, so you can say you knew about it before it hit the small screen.

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7.8
The Tithe #1

Apr 15, 2015

While the main cops and robbers story is very familiar, the setting has changed. The fact the target is rather appropriate and in the news as to largesse makes it all the more familiar. The Tithe might be a bit blasphemous, but it's the type of blasphemy I enjoy.

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8.5
The Valiant #1

Nov 11, 2014

The Valiant hits in December, and this is a four issue limited series that's perfect for folks who might want to see the style of comic that Valiant has to offer. Here's looking forward to see where it goes and what Valiant has in store next!

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8.5
The Wake #1

May 30, 2013

The Wake #1 is a promising start from some of comicdom's hottest creators. Can't wait to see where this one goes.

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8.5
The Wake #2

Jun 29, 2013

This is shaping up to be one of the most interesting limited series of the year.

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8.0
The Walking Dead #106

Jan 9, 2013

While the title of ‘Revenge' doesn't quite fit the issue, it's a worthy chapter of one of the best story arcs of the series.

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8.2
The Walking Dead #109

Apr 11, 2013

It's been a while since this story arc got rolling and things look like a conclusion is around the corner. Expect sparks to fly and I'm not sure everyone is making it out alive. The Walking Dead is 109 issues long at this point and as good as its ever been.

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9.0
The Walking Dead #110

May 10, 2013

Overall, this is easily the best issue in a long time, but also one of the best the series has ever released.

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8.2
The Walking Dead #117

Nov 26, 2013

Overall, the series has wandered a bit all over in quality, but it's picked up steam again, showing off the excellence I expect. For fans of the series, you won't be disappointed, this is a hell of an interesting issue when it comes to character development.

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8.2
The Westwood Witches #1

Jun 10, 2013

The series is a fantastic horror series, a genre that I tend to be a bit harder on. But, this is a great first issue of a four issue limited series that I expect to be fantastic. Well worth checking out this first issue from this indie publisher.

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8.5
The White Suits #1

Feb 18, 2014

The comic is a successor to classics such as Sin City, 100 Bullets, and Criminal. This is a prime example of a slick, cool, entertaining story matching its interior art, much like those mentioned series. A combination that creates a comic that's a visual treat to look at and read. If you're a fan of action, thrillers, or crime/noir stories, this should absolutely be on your buy list.

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8.0
The Woods #1

May 8, 2014

The Woods #1 might seem familiar at times, but it's a hell of fun start.

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7.0
The X-Files: Season 10 #1

Jun 22, 2013

With our modern era and all the things going on, there's no better time for the X-Files to return. With so much real world conspiracy going on every day, it's only fitting that two of the best investigators of it are back in action.

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8.2
Thief of Thieves #9

Oct 6, 2012

This is a series that will blow up when/if it eventually hits television and has a smooth feel to it that makes you cheer on Redmond hoping he gets away with his latest game/heist. With a past that's slowly being revealed, there's more than enough to keep me coming back for more and more. Easily one of my favorite comics on the market.

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9.2
Think Tank #3

Oct 24, 2012

Matt Hawkins' series has been a magic trick for smart people focusing on one of those smart folks snatched up by the military to build new weapons. The writing and story just has snark about it and entertainment value that keeps me giggling.

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8.2
Think Tank #5

Feb 7, 2013

Writer Matt Hawkins has a great chance to really put forth an excellent discussion about war, weapons, technology, invention, ethics and more. Here's hoping he goes where I think he does and discusses it all, while still giving us an entertaining read, just like he has with this issue.

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8.5
This One Summer #1

May 16, 2014

This is an all ages entry, especially perfect for tweenage girls, looking for something with characters they can relate to, but also looking for something a bit more adult at the same time. This One Summer, is the perfect read during the upcoming summer days.

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8.5
Thor: God of Thunder #1

Nov 18, 2012

The biggest payoff is those last few pages. The flash forward is amazing and may my jaw drop. The build up is slow in this issue, and boy does it pay off at the end.

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9.0
Thumbprint #1

Jun 23, 2013

The comic mixes real world events with an interesting mystery possibly stemming from those events. Entertainment often is at it's best when it's a reflection of the real world and commentary on it, looks like this series is going that route and can't wait to see where it goes.

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6.5
Thunderbolts (2012) #1

Dec 6, 2012

Overall, crossing my fingers the second issue is an improvement, but really, it's kind of hard not to be.

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7.0
Tomb Raider #1

Feb 28, 2014

Overall, the comic is good, but didn't blow me away. I was hoping for some more excitement, but something was missing. The energy and excitement of the youthful Lara Croft is missing here. It's a tough adaptation, but we've seen others do something similar with the excitement. We'll see how the first arc goes, hopefully it kicks it up a notch over the next few issues.

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7.0
Transformers: Regeneration One #84

Oct 18, 2012

I'm reading in hopes it really picks things up, but this series is only for the hardcore fans who want some 80s nostalgia.

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6.8
Transformers: Robots In Disguise #10

Oct 18, 2012

I normally love this series, but this issue dealing with a planet that messes with time had me so confused as to what's going on and what the “bad” is and plot other than jumping through time. Um, yeah. Normally this is a series I would recommend, but this issue, it's a big ole skip and that hurts to say, so much.

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8.0
Transformers: Windblade #1

Apr 15, 2014

A powerful new chapter in the Transformers saga begins here! This is a comic no Transformers fan should miss!

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8.2
Transfusion #1

Oct 18, 2012

If you enjoy the weird and creepy, this comic is an absolute buy.

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7.5
Translucid #1

Apr 18, 2014

Overall, the first issue takes a concept we've seen before, and presents it in an interesting way to start. It's just a sliver of the bigger picture and larger story, and I finished the first issue wishing I could just read it all at once. That being said, Echert and Sanchez have produced some epic series in the past, and I expect no less of this one. Add in Bayliss' art, and you've got an intriguing series that I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

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9.0
Trees #1

May 28, 2014

Overall, this debut is solid, and might be the first Warren Ellis comic I'm excited to read. In one issue he's set up a mystery that's creepy and wondrous, the best of science fiction.

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10
Trillium #1

Aug 11, 2013

This is what Vertigo is all about, quality comics, with brilliant concepts from talented creators. Jeff Lemire has a hell of a track record, and this series continues his streak of amazing works of art.

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8.2
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1

Feb 4, 2014

With Pak, you never know what you might get, other than an excellent read. I went into the comic not sure which version of Turok we'd see, but it's clear from the start, this is Pak's version for a whole new generation to enjoy courtesy of Dynamite.

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7.0
Ultimate Comics Wolverine #1

Mar 15, 2013

We'll see where we go from here. I'm interested in seeing, but it's not a must read like it's other universe's comics.

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7.0
Umbral #1

Nov 14, 2013

Overall, this is a series for those who really dig fantasy series. I'll stick with it and check out the second issue, but this first one didn't quite do it for me.

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9.5
Umbral #4

Feb 27, 2014

Issue #4 is a great read. If you haven't picked up this book yet I suggest you get the back issues or wait for the trade. If you enjoy stories like Game of Thrones or magic or scary creatures lurking in the shadows then this book has elements from all of them. This issue is denitely coming close to the end of its rst arc so the action is thickening and we are learning more with each page turn (I just hope we nd out the fate of Dalone before then). The art is matches the style Johnston's writing perfectly. It's gritty when needed and smooth and fast when Rascal is on the run. I really love when comics make it so I can't wait for the next issue and this title delivers with magic and more. Denitely worth your time.

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8.0
Uncanny #1

Jun 27, 2013

I'm a fan of this type of comic and for a first issue, this is a solid beginning with solid action and pacing. The comic's fun and entertaining, can't wait to see where it goes.

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6.8
Uncanny Avengers #1

Nov 18, 2012

The comic isn't at the point where I give up, but this isn't what I expected from what was supposed to be one of the biggest comics of the year.

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8.5
Uncanny Skullkickers #1

Feb 27, 2013

Between the story and the art, Skullkickers is a series that captures the fun of the types of fantasy stories that are told with a twenty sided die at so many dinner tables every week. It's a D&D campaign that's gone completely off the rails. It's been too long of a break for the series. I'm psyched it's back and you should read this to find out why you should be psyched too!

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9.0
Uncanny X-Men (2013) #1

Feb 14, 2013

I figured we were just going to get Cyclops running around the world building his army, with some speeches every so often. Instead we have a hell of a political thriller, knee deep in philosophy about revolution and race relations. This is the original Uncanny X-Men on steroids.

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8.2
Undertow #1

Feb 15, 2014

This being Trakhanov's mainstream debut as well as Orlando's first full length publication, it's an even more impressive debut. I'm expecting another sell-out from Image and a series that'll have a lot of folks buzzing about and launch point for both of these creators. This was a first issue I finished and it immediately got me excited and wanting to read the next issue to find out more about this world and what these two creators have in store for us.

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8.0
Undertow #2

Mar 19, 2014

Two issues in and I can't wait to see where this all goes. Undertow is a fascinating series that's almost a political western. I can't wait to see where it all goes, not just in the next issue, but also the rest of the series.

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8.5
Unity #1

Nov 13, 2013

If you're a long time Valiant fan you'll be excited for this, and if you've wondered what you've been missing, this is a perfect issue to start with.

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9.0
Velvet #1

Oct 22, 2013

Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industrys best-selling creators will knock you out! I expect this one to be a sell-out and Image's next big hit.

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7.8
Voltron #8

Oct 5, 2012

The series has really fleshed out a cartoon series I only vaguely remember. But what it's amazingly done is made it cool for adults, mixing a tragic story, science fiction and well giant robots and monsters. This isn't the kiddie show I remember from back in the day, it's formed up and been made better.

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8.0
Voltron: Year One #5

Oct 17, 2012

The bad guys in this issue, I shrug my shoulders at. I don't remember if they were in the cartoon, so my opinions might be due to that. The action itself kind of came out of nowhere too. But, overall the idea of the team figuring out this grand conspiracy has been really entertaining.

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8.0
Wayward #1

Aug 26, 2014

The first issue does a great job of introducing us to Rori, and it sets up a lot of mysteries that will be explained as the series progresses. There's a lot thrown at us, especially in the latter part of the book, and that's not completely explained, nor does it need to be. All of it is intriguing, and seems like it could be a lot of fun to explore. Wayward #1 is a solid debut, bringing us a new female heroine to cheer for. Is it the next coming of Buffy? That we'll have to wait and see.

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8.0
We Can Never Go Home #1

Mar 30, 2015

Rosenberg and Kindlon focused on characters in the debut, and succeeded. We Can Never Go Home #1 is a fascinating start, to what's one of the more interesting debuts of

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8.5
Wild Blue Yonder #1

Jun 22, 2013

The first issue introduces us into the varied characters, the cool world and some of the story. Wild Blue Yonder had buzz going in to its release and it lives up to every bit of it. Can't wait for the second issue.

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8.0
Witchblade #166

May 10, 2013

It's been a while since the big change in the Top Cow universe, but Witchblade is still going strong. Things might be slightly different with a new creative team, but it is still a great comic. In a light week, do yourself a favor a check out what you've been missing.

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8.0
Witchblade #170

Oct 30, 2013

It's been a bit since I've been really excited over Witchblade, but in this first issue, Marz and Braga breathe new life into the character, and I can't wait to see where they go with it.

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7.0
Witchblade: Demon Reborn #3

Oct 29, 2012

The story is a bit choppy, but not bad at all and overall a little trippy. Jose Luis' art is what stands out compared to the storytelling. Overall, this is really for the hardcore Witchblade fans, but I still ask myself after each issue “why.”

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7.0
Wolverine (2013) #1

Mar 15, 2013

Maybe this first arc will take us somewhere interesting, but the first issue just had me thinking why we needed a reboot and why this story to kick it off?

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7.5
Wolverine (2014) #1

Feb 11, 2014

But, the comic suffers from over hype. It's an interesting direction, and the art and writing is solid, but can't say it's a “bold new” one.

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7.5
Wolverine and the X-Men #27AU

Apr 17, 2013

Still, it's a tie-in that adds a bit about motivation and the thought process going on within these characters.

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10
Wolves #1

Jun 23, 2013

Through this release alone, you have to wonder why this talent isn't given a series of her own. I love to check out her art, but this comic blows away much of what's been written in the last five years. Brilliant in it's simplicity and execution.

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6.8
Worlds' Finest #10

Mar 14, 2013

Maybe if I was still reading the series, I'd have appreciated it more, but judging by just this issue, it didn't do it for me.

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5.0
X-Force (2014) #1

Feb 16, 2014

We just had two interesting X-Force series, each with a distinct personality. Here, all of that personality has been sucked away, leaving us with a dull version of what once was.

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8.2
X-Men (2013) #1

May 30, 2013

The “X” line of comics is usually overflowing with options, and many don't have enough of a unique voice to make their existence warranted. In one issue Wood takes care of that issue, giving us a fresh “X” book that will stand out from a crowded family of comics.

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8.5
X-Men Legacy (2012) #1

Nov 18, 2012

Also, with the death of Professor X, where does Legion stand and what happens if he loses it again? All that I'm sure will be addressed, but we're finally seeing a character made WAY too powerful being brought down to relate-able levels and interesting, a difficult task and so far as good.

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7.5
X-O Manowar #6

Oct 30, 2013

So, lets overall look at this. We have a Visigoth, in alien army, on modern day earth, fighting a ninja and having to prevent an alien invasion. That's a lot there to take in and make work together. The series has been good, and getting better as it's been going on. I think this issue is the strongest and really gets the story moving forward, something that seems to be a pattern with a lot of the Valiant comics.

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8.0
X-O Manowar #31

Dec 31, 2014

Valiant as a whole has put together a comic world that's not matched by any other company. It's clear, clean, makes sense, and organically evolves. Each piece works on its own, and there's the greater whole. X-O Manowar as a series shows that off. While this seems to be a storyline focused on X-O, I'm prepared for its greater ramifications upon the Valiant Universe. This is a solid issue to read, and for long time fans, they'll enjoy where things are going. For new readers, it's not the best place to start, hence the "read" below. As a whole, the series should be checked out, especially for folks looking for superhero comic alternatives beyond the big two.

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6.8
Youngblood #75

Jan 8, 2013

But, it's been twenty years so it was a bit fun to go through nostalgia to see where this series has gone in that time. Unfortunately not far. When it first debuted I thought it was ok and nothing special, twenty years later I'm in the same spot. I feel now the same way I did then, a great concept, but never played out the way it should.

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