Brett's Comic Reviews

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It's a complete package that knows what it is from story through the art. And because of that, it's beyond fun.

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An amazing beginning that has me excited to see what Ridley will deliver in the subsequent issues and a set up that feels like we'll get the depth he's delivered elsewhere in comic form. Absolutely amazing on every level and it matches my anticipation in every way.

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Barrier is unconventional in every way exploring violence, language, and immigration in a story that weaves together in an unexpected way. Writing this review I have the hindsight of have read the entire series digitally but rereading it all this time later, I can't help be amazed at how good this is. Now, more individuals can read what is a comic that's as timely today as when it was first released a year ago.

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Is perfection too much to call something? The first part of Kite Man's story and this create two issues that for me is the best of the year for me. Kite Man has turned from a joke to a tragic character and one I have a lot of sympathy for. Just utter brilliance that can show that even joke characters can be made into something special.

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This is one of my favorite issues of the year giving us a new dynamic between Batman and Superman and making me want to see a Lois Lane and Selina Kyle road trip comic. Simple in concept but deep in execution, Tom King has cemented himself as one of the top writers of the year with just this one issue.

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Coming out the other side of the issue, I want more of this nightmarish Dark Multiverse. No matter what happens at the end of Metal, this issue alone has me wanting to see DC explore these worlds more and give us the dark twisted versions of our heroes I never knew I wanted.

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I wasn't sure what I was expecting in this first issue, but I can definitely say this wasn't it. Waid seems to have redefined a first issue giving us one that's worthy of being the opening sequence on the big screen. Comics are supposed to be fun, and Samnee and Waid have nailed it.

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The issue, the series so far, is utterly brilliant. It questions where we are as a nation. It questions what it is Captain America is standing up for. It makes us think and debate what America truly is. It also reminds us that we too easily trade our ideals for security and have on too many occasions abandoned those who live in the United States.

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Is the comic good? It's beyond good, it's great. Criminal #1 shows that Brubaker and Phillips is a team of creators that are some of the best in the comics business. Criminal #1 is one of the strongest debuts in quite a while and a very welcomed return.

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The issue is pure brilliance with a level of meta that you're not sure what is what isn't true. For comic historians and fans, there's so much to enjoy about the issue and for those you have gone to a certain convention, the locations shown are recognizable. This is a comic that can be enjoyed for it's noir and crime focus and loved that it's so much more.

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The issue is amazing blending fact and fiction to deliver a comic that entertains but will also leave you pondering the truth of it all. Criminal is three issues in and one of the best comics on the market (again). It's not too late to dive in as this is a comic that should be on everyone's pull list.

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The downside of Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1 is that it sets up such high expectations not only for itself, but everything else we might expect in 2018. That's the trouble with going first, if you're as good as this is, everything else has to measure up and very little will.

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Far Sector #1 feels like a standard Green Lantern story in many ways but the quality of the writing and art makes it stand out. This was an unexpected debut partially due to the imprint. When I expected quirky, I got something that's far from it and runs circles around some of its spandex sister series. It's a hell of a debut and one that should be on everyone's pull-list.

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It's another solid issue that feels like it's even better than the first and has me super excited to see what's next. AHOY Comics has something special here not just delivering solid main stories but packing so much into each issue that they really feel like you're getting your money's worth. Another must get from this upstart publisher.

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Overall, a funny and perplexing story, that engages the reader, brings the along a very familiar path and then a throws a monkey wrench in the works. The art by Jason, is lively and realistic at some points. The story by Jason, is more than your typical time travel story, as it gives new dimensions to the morality tale. Altogether, a fun ride of a story, that will surprise you at every turn, as it turns what could have been a mundane often told story into a hidden love story.

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This third volume somehow leapfrogs the other two. Whether it's due to learning or the material within, something about it created an emotional reaction I haven't felt by any media in quite some time. And most importantly it got me to think about where we as a people and nation have been, where we are, and where we're going.

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The worst part of the Marvels Epilogue is that it left me wanting more. The story, while entertaining is too short. The reader gets a treat and teased by a fleeting moment of excellence. Thankfully we can return to it as many times as we want to enjoy over and over. This was a defining series and this epilogue, while a long time coming, reminds us why.

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The most straightforward issue of the series so far is also quite surprising in both the humor, how relateable it is, and a shocking ending. King and Gerads are putting together comic of the year material here and with the first half being this good, I can't wait for the second.

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I've loved this series so far even when it has left me scratching my head. This issue though feels like a one-shot you could hand to anyone who has had a kid or expecting and they can relate to it in some way. A fantastic issue overall that had me laughing and is full of quirky heart. For a series that has been so solid, this issue stands out as the best so far.

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This is a hell of an issue and maybe the best reveal in comics in the last decade. This series has been impressive up to this point but this issue cements the maxiseries as a modern classic. With one more issue to go to explain and wrap it all up, this is the true climax that will set up an emotional finale.

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As much as I examine the comic, it's flawless. The worst part is, I want to read more. It's such a fun read it flys by and a month is too long to wait. Motor Girl is my new favorite series and one of the best on the market today.

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What starts with putting a smile on my face ended with my jaw dropped and a gasp. But, even with the air sucked out I still kept smiling due to the first half of the comic. Moore brilliantly mixes humor and emotion in a comic that has delivered with every issue and continually surprises. Easily my favorite comic out today and one of the best being released.

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With a real Presidential election going on that seems more and more like the world Russell is depicting, you have to wonder is he actually writing thoughtful satire, or is he just ahead of the times? A great read for those who care even a little about the political world around them.

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Southern Bastards #14 is a prime example of why this series is one of the, if not the, best comic on the market right now. And so far, this is the best issue I've read of any comic this year.

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This is just a straight up comedic and fun issue full of small entertaining moments. From start to finish it nails everything perfectly. Add in the art by Jimenez and you've got an issue that's absolutely fantastic and fun to read and one that left me with a smile on my face to the very last moment.

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This is an amazing release that exceeds expectations in every way and near perfection, if not achieving it. Beyond the story, Yang delivers a history of the KKK in the United States including some of his personal experiences with racism. In a world with right-wing fascism, hatred on the rise, and it all front and center, to have Nazi/racist punching so clear is a breath of fresh air. Superman is a symbol for fighting for what's right and this comic embodies that clearly in every way.

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The Goon #2 has it all, and that includes a Looney Tunes like homage. The Goon for me is one of the most fun comics out there. It doesn't take itself too seriously. Powell is a master of mixing elements so that it all works out so well. Two issues in and I'm still in love with this series. It's not too late to dive in and see what you're missing and why this is so good.

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A perfect example of this is towards the end of the comic which features the use of a Superman sheet that features comic book panels. For many, the use of this sheet might be overlooked, but its coloring makes it stand out, almost screaming at the reader to be noticed. It's small details like this that adds so much to the story. Here, a symbol of American ideals, freedom, justice, AMERICAN way, can't be ignored and underlies a theme that's been threaded throughout a lot of the series. A perfect example of imagery that enhances the dialogue.

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AHOY promised a lot going into this debut and they have delivered a comic that feels at times more magazine than comic (in a good way). You really feel like you get a lot out of this and if this is the start, I can't wait to see what's next.

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The first issue was fantastic, the second is just as amazing. AHOY Comics launched and told us to expect more from comics and in two issues they have me doing exactly that. This comic would be worth the price for the main story alone but then there's a second comic, plus prose stories, and it's all good. This is seriously some of your best value for your money when it comes to comics and this publisher is at another level.

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Again, AHOY Comics and the team on this comic has delivered entertainment from start to finish. It again shows we should expect more from our comics and AHOY is again making the case that they should be the publisher of the year and this is one of the best monthly comics being put out right now.

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Undiscovered Country #1 is one of the strongest debuts of the year. It delivers an adventure and mystery all mixed into one. It introduces us to a fleshed-out possible future that as a reader, I want to explore. Add in lots of extras in backmatter material and you have a first issue that's a must get.

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While the end is a bit predictable the overall read is amazing and is a comic that blends entertainment, socio-political themes, a reflection on real world events, and drama, with a dash of philosophy. It's an amazing issue for an already amazing series.

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A solid start that shows why this is one of the best comics on the shelves. Snyder continues to surprise at the quality and depth delivered (as well as bringing something new) and the addition of Albuquerque on art is the icing on the cake. Absolutely awesome.

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Dark Nights feels like it's getting better and better the more it goes on and these one-shots have helped make that the case by adding depth to each of these new villains. They're stories that can't fit in the main series but need to be told. Abnett and Tan deliver an issue that gives us everything we need packed into one comic. It's a prime example that you don't need to drag things out over multiple issues and spin-offs. This is how a comic should be and why Dark Nights: Metal is shaping up to be one of the best events in a long time.

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I had a high bar for the issue and it met it and exceeded it. Some of the one-shots lately have slumped a little but this one is the best yet. Batman: Who Laughs is a thing of nightmares that embodies everything Dark Nights: Metal is about.

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Captain America is an embodiment of politics and Coates recognizes that. This is an exploration of who the character is, what he stands for, and how that fits in his fictitious, as well as our, world. This first issue is one that entertains and makes you think, something Coates excels at. An amazing debut that's an absolute must buy.

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Do I love the debut? That's an understatement. I've enjoyed everything Lion Forge has released in their Catalyst Prime universe but this comic debuts in such a way that it challenges a lot of other superhero comics out there from the big two. It has a life that's missed by many and attention to detail that creates an experience that's heads above the rest. My favorite comic I've read this week.

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Soule closes a chapter in the life of Matt Murdock and we'll have to wait a few months to see what's next but this is a beautiful comic that feels like a fitting tribute to Daredevil and personal in a way too. The team is given us a hell of a chapter that's hard to not choke up a little as the final pages are read. “Death” of heroes seems to happen every week in comics, and never permanent, but when the story is this good, who really cares.

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This series has been amazing from the start and a solid first issue is followed up with an amazing second. This is a smart series that mixes superheroics and a political mystery. Doctor Doom #2 is a fantastic issue that helps plant the flag for one of the best series on the shelves today.

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The issue is an amazing one and what the series, and DC Rebirth, have been building up to. The reveals pay off and the concepts that Johns introduces are ones that are unique and deliver an energy that takes a bumpy maxiseries and makes it really pay off and worth it. This is how you begin to stick the landing and hopefully the next two final issues do exactly that.

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This is an issue where the details add up together into a package that's near perfect. I enjoyed Spider-Verse but there's an energy about this issue that has me beyond excited for its event sequel. Hopefully we get more of this and hopefully we get to revisit Earth-138 sooner than later.

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Lois Lane #1 is one of the best debuts of the year. It's a comic that's long overdue but better late than never. The team has shown Lois Lane is the star we always knew and most importantly, you don't need superpowers to have strength and shape the world.

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To say this issue is amazing and a thing of wonder is an understatement. The team has put together an origin issue far into their narrative. The issue delivers and does so in an amazing way. This series, and this comic in particular, recreates the magic of my childhood. Naomi #5 is a marriage of a wonderful narrative and beautiful artwork. It's also a series that's woefully overlooked and one of the best superhero comics on the market today.

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Once again, Transformers has explored a real world topic in a way that you rarely see in comics and provides a touching comic honoring a character that has been around for decades. Like so many issues before, Transformers: Optimus Prime #9 once again shows why these characters are more than meets the eye.

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Just a magical beginning mixing familiar genres and tropes creating something better.

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This is me, is there any shock that I wouldn't enjoy the series? So far, out of all of the new DC series I've read, this one is my favorite, and thankfully we have a year to enjoy it.

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A wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot! Bring on the next volume!

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The issue was delayed, but it's worth the wait. Hickman brings together years of ideas and stories, and launches into many decades more to come.

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Fans of The Walking Dead might be both sad and happy with how things have wrapped. We're not totally without future stories. From television shows to books, there's much more life into this world yet to come and experience. And we can go into that with the knowledge that there's hope for a future that's a little better. A series whose message is that through trials and tribulations we can all make a better future. For a world built off of a bleak premise, its gift is one of a brighter future we can all make together.

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Two Brothers is a fantastic example of the maturity that exists in the comics medium, a graphic novel that can be appreciated by comic fans, and those who enjoy good literature. It's a beautiful read for many reasons, and easily one of my favorite graphic novels of the year so far.

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The first issue sets up the series as a fish-out-of-water buddy cop story as Becca meets Goleta the Wizardslayer. And while that might seem formulaic, it's a lot of fun. I seriously can't wait for the second issue, and out of all of the new Marvel series, this one stands out as the best debut of them all.

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This comic is my favorite of the week delivering two entertaining stories that are entertaining in totally different ways.

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The issue is a solid one leaving me excited to see where the finale takes us and wondering how Batman will win in the end. It's a prime example of both Snyder and Jock being at the top of their game.

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I will say, I was really surprised by the comic. Ennis does great war comics, but throwing in racial aspects really makes this one stand out. It also impressively makes me want to see how close it is to actual history as far as the war. It's a comic that makes me want to learn. This comic has been the surprise of the week for me. Absolutely check it out.

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The Sheriff of Babylon is a fantastic adult series exploring recent history packaged in familiar pop entertainment and a genre that we often see. It's a riveting series that has me looking forward to the next issue and I seriously have no idea what to expect next. I just know it's going to be amazing.

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Just a fantastic ending that has me hoping for more but at the same time hoping we don't Rosenberg leaves a lot up to debate and does so in a way that the adventure will continue through our imagination. If you haven't read the series, this is one to go back to the beginning and see what you're missing. Being able to sit down and read it in one sitting without gaps ups the enjoyment immensely, but even after such a wait, it's completely worth it.

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The issue is a hell of a start and how you do an event. There's more than enough there to be inviting to new and old readers and it delivers a hell of a punch.

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The two stories feel so wildly different in quality not only am I scoring them separately but doing separate “recommendations.” One is a story that has me wanting more right away while the other feels a bit more forgettable. Together, they “introduce” a character, and a world, that's long overdue for the West and welcome addition. Aero #1 isn't flawless but it has a sense of freshness about it that deserves your attention.

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Two issues in and the series is a home run. This is a bit of a grittier and darker take on Batman fitting in action, psychological examinations, character studies, and amazing art. Easily the best Batman book out there right now after two issues, and that's saying something.

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Just enough information is given for readers to understand what's going on, and enough information is held back to make you want to find out more as to what's going on too. The first issue blew me away. I can't wait to see where the series goes and how it tackles such a heated topic.A brilliant example of social commentary in an entertaining package.

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This is a flip to what has come before and the magic vs. technology set up is obvious. To see where it goes and how much it hearkens back to the first series will be interesting but if this first issue is any indication, it's a continuation that'll stand on its own bringing enjoyment to new readers and excitement for those who have been there since the beginning.

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Atomic Robo is seriously one of my favorite comic series. It's so much fun to read, and reminds you comics are supposed to be exactly that. With a new publisher hopefully it'll become more available and on more people's radar, because it's one of the series I have no hesitation at all recommending. This first issue of this new volume is no exception.

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This continues to be an event that's a hell of a lot of fun and living up to the hype, exactly what I was hoping it would be.

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This might be my favorite issue so far and that's from an even that has delivered with almost every issue. Yes, we knew this was coming but the details and how it's all put together makes it shine. Events are dragging down comics? Here's your exception and an example of what every one should strive to be.

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Just when you think Tom King's stories can't get better, he outshines himself. Combo that with Mann's art and you've got an issue that's entertaining, gets you to think, and will put a smile on your face when it's all over. The first of a two-parter, I can't wait to see what comes next.

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The team have created a comic that gives us a Joker and Batman relationship as one that can be debated for some time. The details, the actions, what's said, can be dissected for a long time. This is what the relationship of the two is all about and we realize that it's not Dick, Jason, Damian, or Alfred that will come between Bruce and Selina, it's the Joker.

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The issue is an interesting one that'll get you to think about the relationship between the Joker and Batman and with its ending, it'll be interesting to see the impact on both Batman and Catwoman. This is one I've been thinking about and the quality is solid. This isn't a comic you pick up for the action, this is a character study of two of Batman's greatest villains.

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This entire arc feels like a play with actors taking on roles and delivering an emotional punch. It's a story that helps define Batman not as a god who is always right, but as a man who makes mistakes. It's a realization of reality by Bruce. This is one hell of an arc and a story that I can go back to over and over to pick out the tiny details. A fantastic ending that launches both Batman and Bruce Wayne in a new direction and a dose of reality.

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Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 is a wild ride of a debut. I'll leave you wondering what is real and what's a hallucination. It'll also want you to immediately come back for more.

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The comic delivers on its promise of a politically and socially infused comic that also features superpowers. The first issue is a whirlwind that brings you into the journey in the way a good story should. It's a ride full of emotion that evokes today's social ills and problems.

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Black Canary seems to be another break from the DC mold, helping the publisher diversify their line and most importantly do that with fun, entertaining comics. When I was done reading the first issue I not only wanted to read the second, I also wanted to hear the album that'd been produced by the band within.

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This is a complete package of a comic that has lots of action on the surface and so much more below. While things are still being set up in Coates' signature style, the ending leaves us questioning what's next in a “I didn't see that coming sort of way.” When a soldier and a patriot doesn't have a country or government that believes in him, who might he turn to? What roads may he walk down? Are there others who better embody his ideals he can fight for? These are all questions we're about to find answers to in what is an amazing run so far.

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The issue is another excellent entry from the team and Cap has been one that's a mix of action and exploration of today's America and the situations we face. It's a superhero comic that makes you think and is a prime example that you can easily mix politics with superhero comics.

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I'm recommending this as a buy, not particularly this issue, but since Valentine took over. This issue on its own isn't a great starting point for new readers, though I'd imagine those already reading will be pleased. New readers might want to go back a bit. It seems like a series that's both beautifully written and drawn. Sadly I haven't kept up with the series, but not time like the present to go back and catch up.

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While the series is heading towards its sixtieth and final issue, there's not time like the present to start from the beginning and catch up. With games and a television show in the works, Chew is still poised to be a massive break-out in the comic world. It's kind of hard for it not to be when it's this so infectiously fun.

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This year seems to be a solid one for political comics, and especially satire, with Prez being one of the other standout highlights. Both succeed in showing an understanding of a broken process and broken system, while lampooning them in a way that makes you laugh, though we all should probably be crying from the reality of it all. It's just a first issue, but Citizen Jack looks like it's just what I need to get through the 2016 election.

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Another great issue in what is becoming one of the best series out there. Fantastic storytelling and fantastic art and bonus prose combine for something that stands out from the crowd.

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Criminal #5 is as amazing as I'd expect. It continues one of the best comics out today and that's not even counting all of the extra material included in the issue. This is a perfect issue to hop on and check out what you're missing and long time readers will be excited to see where this goes.

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This first issue gives me so much hope. Walker looks like he's going to actually say something with this series, and at the same time provide a lot of entertainment in doing so.

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Cyborg is one of the strongest debuts in the DCYou line-up. It blends superhero sensibility with a real world we can relate to. Walker achieves that with the addition of small details, small thoughts, and fantastic responses to simple questions or moments. Can't wait to see where the series goes, but with just two issues, I'm completely on board.

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I had high hopes going into reading this graphic novel and it didn't disappoint at all, meeting my lofty expectations. I found myself emotionally caught up and invested in this story, and the real experiences Dini had, especially as someone who grew up watching the two shows he's most known for. It gives us a glimpse behind the curtain, no matter how ugly that may be. Dini and Risso have put together a biography in graphic novel that bends and twists the genre into something more.

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Kot and the team are delivering a story that's exactly what's so powerful about entertainment. We read a story whose layers have a deeper meaning and in this case it's a warning of where we may be going. Some of the best entertainment not only entertains but also acts as a metaphor for the world and this delivers exactly that and then some.

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The comic is a hell of a second issue. DCeased #2 improves upon the first issue taking us away from traditional tropes and instead uses them to focus on something else. The first issue was good. This second issue is great. What started out as a riff on something we've seen so many times before is turning in to something truly spectacular.

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I honestly went into this with no expectations and maybe a bit of a negative one (I don't care too much for Deadman), but came out loving it. I can't wait to see the next issue not just for Vaughn's solid writing, but Medina's art too. If you're a fan of horror this is one you'll absolutely want to check out as it's a solid comic to be released as we head into the Halloween season.

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And part of the reason it doesn't feel like a cheap trick? We get an epilogue! And what an epilogue, that ties into the events into the greater mystery as to what has happened with the DC Universe. This doesn't feel like a stunt, it feels like something that's a small piece of something greater. By mixing in real emotion, giving us clear answers immediately, and add in solid art, we've got a hyped issue that actually lives up to it.

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Going in I expected… not this and finishing it I was not only pleasantly surprised but excited to see what comes. An impressive start, Doomsday Clock #1 feels like a bridge from what was to what is. There's a clear reverence to the source material in its presentation, themes, and the characters. At a time when “event/gimmick comics” feel like they've burned themselves out, Doomsday Clock #1 is a pleasant surprise that has me looking forward to diving into the unknown.

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The entire miniseries has been top notch so far and this issue again leaves me wanting more of these characters. It's a touching comic which may leave you an emotional wreck by issue's end.

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I have no idea where this is going but I'm on board and what's set up is an intriguing concept. While it's not unique it is done in a way that teases the mystery and ups the anticipation of what's to come.

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Snagglepuss continues to impress with a story that's touching and explores a time period that feels so long ago. Russell weaves together drama with history to deliver a comic that's entertaining and educational.

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The first issue feels like the start of something great, an event that begins in a way that immediately makes you think it'll be an action packed epic story that'll go down as a classic and launch the X-Men into the future (or the past).

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Awesome to read, beautiful to look at, Extermination has exceeded expectations for an event and brought back the awesome to the X-Men. This issue will have folks dissecting what's revealed for some time and I'm sure this is an issue that'll be referenced for years to come in various ways. One more issue to go in what is the best X event in years.

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The series is a solid one reminding me of the sports focused manga I've been getting in to. It's a great debut and one that was unexpected in how much I enjoyed it all. A definite get and a comic that's going towards the top of my read pile going forward. It delivers action, emotional ups and downs, and surprising depth in its characters all in one issue.

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Going in, I was nervous, but Fight Club 2 was one of my most anticipated books for 2015. Coming out, it's now one of my favorite books to debut this year. The fist issue is out May 27, definitely give this one a try.

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I loved this first issue and it's an entertaining comic that at first seems like it'd be great for kids and adults alike and then you get to the end… and I'm rethinking that aspect. I have no idea where this is going, I just know I want to read it and find out.

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The issue is a fantastic start with highs and lows. There's lots of action, hope, despair, and more hope. It's a rollercoaster that's both escapist and a reflection on today's reality and what was. We're in a real world fight against a rise of far right ideology and fascism and a second rise of Nazi beliefs. To get a comic with some good ole Nazi punching is quite welcome.

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Williamson and Alexander have presented us with a world I want to learn more about. The characters have personalities and based on their actions, they're willing to take action that feels natural and justified. There's real emotion here which is something I'd expect in a world worn down. Frostbite feels like a series I want to spend the upcoming winter months (and beyond) with.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls wraps up Hellboy's adventures and leaves them open too. It is a damn near perfect ending to this series which has been a masterclass in storytelling and art.

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Beautiful and haunting is the best description of this story which is not only an entertaining read but whose art transcends everything. This is a comic that you'll spend hours looking at every small detail Gianni includes within and appreciate that this is just something that comes once a year if we're lucky.

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While we all claim we dislike comic events, Heroes in Crisis shows that there's little reason to stop them. They deliver a break in story that can't be told in any one series. They can also be of a quality that entertains, shocks, and has a deeper emotional impact all at once. And, they can be personal. Heroes in Crisis shows that even event comics can be more. If King has taught us anything from his past works, it's that we're in for a hell of a ride.

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This is an issue that feels like things are coming more into focus and the actual detective work begins. We've gotten what feels like false starts to the series in some ways but this issue really moves the story forward and gives us our real first clue as to what happened. This is a perfect middle point that has me excited to see where the rest of the series goes and it reminds us what the series is about, the trauma people experience and that it's ok to seek help.

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AHOY Comics continues to deliver with their second release in High Heaven. This is a comic company that burst on the scene with pretty big promises and has delivered with two issues. You feel like you're getting a lot for your money and all of it is quality. Not only do I look forward to this series' next issue but I'm also front and center to see what else AHOY has up their sleeve.

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Hostage is one of the most fascinating releases this year in both its story, attention to detail, and how it's laid out. For a slice of real life through graphic journalism, this is a must get.

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I think what's really interesting about this issue is that it doesn't have the boastful nature that I'd associate with Doctor Doom. The comic is muted in a way which gave me the impression he was really thinking things through. Most importantly, it has me wanting to come back for more and see what happens next. Doom is a favorite of mine and putting him in this situation looks like it'll give us something actually new involving him.

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Artist Antonio Fuso delivers a visual treat and is able to make a claustrophobic setting even more interesting. This is basically two individuals sitting down and talking but Fuso's art is fantastic picking up small details of each character and delivering some panel layouts that are unique and interesting.

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A character transformed. And that ending! This is one comic that's not to be missed.

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By the end of this issue, I want to see King and Shaner on a Green Lantern series. They've shown they can do heart, action, and make it all look good. This is not just the best “Darkseid War” tie-in so far, but this is just a great comic period. It's full of heart in many ways, and also gets you to think and debate the role of a god. One of the best I've read this week, and one of the best I've read in a while.

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The team is knocking it out of the park with a series that is just amazing in every way. Years in the making, the story is coming together in a way that makes it worth the wait.

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I don't know what I was expecting with this comic series but I want more. BOOM! has another fun one on their hands that hopefully becomes an ongoing based on the first issue. There's so much potential here and a voice about it all that's fun and entertaining, exactly what comics should be.

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This is a fascinating first issue and delivers a story that has me caring for a character I've never particularly liked. It has a clear vision for a character who, like his shapeshifting, has been all over as far as history and background. The team here is delivering something that feels special and like it'll be the next maxi-series “must read.”

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The issue is a stand alone comic that also adds to the ongoing narrative. It gives us violent action, and tender moments. We also get some solid commentary about today's issues. All this in one comic! Did I enjoy it? If the above isn't evidence enough… hells yes I enjoyed it. You will too. Go and buy this.

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I can't say I completely get what's going on with this series but there's no ignoring that this issue is full of emotional weight with the expected amazing art. The series continues to be a head scratcher but it's a head scratcher I look forward to reading every month and one of the best of the year.

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Two issues and this series is fantastic. It's building a mystery that I want to find out about. It's not a chore like some reads where you just want to find out the answer, this is one that you can easily become invested in as it blends superheroics and a simple question. I want to know about Naomi's past. The team is delivering a comic that's all about the mystery but is filled with emotion and one of the best new characters in some time.

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Once & Future #1 is a solid debut. The comic has a fun vibe about it and is able to blend a serious subject with comic fantasy. The characters all stand out and the pacing is amazing. It's one hell of a beginning that shows off why it's already into four printings and expect many more.

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Along with the art, Clayton Cowles‘ lettering plays a fantastic role in giving us a grit about what's spoken but the inclusion of interesting angles for gun blasts and noises creates a sense of motion for the action. One particular scene with a “slam” written out, that sound's lettering is presented in a way that's fresh and helps drive where the action is taking place adding to the flow of movement presented.

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At first, Road to Bones #1 might not seem original but by its end, it's a debut that'll have you begging to read the second issue immediately.

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There's something surreal about this issue's release today of all days and it feels as though it's as pertinent to today's political situation as it was when the series debuted 8 years ago. It's the rage many of us feeling and a reality many of us would like to see happen. All it'll take is a spark and some inspiration. But for now, we can imagine that revolution kicking off and experience that possible reality on the printed page.

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This issue, we're missing her dossiers that were in the first two issues, possibly because Des Taylor has revealed all there is for the reader to know before the epic conclusion. What surprised me most about Des Taylors writing is his attention to details. Taylor makes of habit of making things factually accurate, which is different for some comic book writers. It only makes sense as readers, because in this age of Google we have easier access to information than generations past. Overall, a great read.

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Secret Wars: Secret Love is so good, with so many varied creators, it has reminded how much Marvel has dropped the ball with the relaunch in a few months. Whitley not on a Misty Knight series? Cmon! Michel Fiffe not being given something! Marguerite Bennet, Katie Cook, Felipe Smith, Gurihiru, Kris Anka, this comic is filled with folks who are comic stars. This is the type of creative line-up I'd be building a line around. I want more of this!

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Shanghai Red is a revenge tale, but it's one that feels unique due to its setting and characters. There's a grittiness about it all and a low-fi aspect that makes it stand out from the pack. This is an absolutely fantastic debut issue and one that has me sucked in to see where it all goes.

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The series is creative and there's an energy about it that makes it beyond entertaining. The issues so far are so full of detail that you'll linger on pages to see how society has changed and what has been impacted. The layers of storytelling here are a lot and so good. Image has been putting out solid comics and this is one that stands out from the pack.

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Just when you think the series is going to go in one direction, Aaron and Latour shifts things and the end of this issue is one of those. Where things are going and how it'll play out? We'll have to wait and see and I'm counting down the days. Consistently one of the best comic series on the market.

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I had high expectations for this first issue and it exceeds them. Just a fun event that I can't wait to see where it goes. Damn near perfection.

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By the time I got to the end of the issue it's clear we need more one-shots in comics that anyone can pick up and enjoy and anyone doesn't need years of backstory to get the full story. This does that and includes so much for those who have stuck with it all. Aaron pulls off the impressive with that and shows why he's one of the best writers in comics.

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It's Marvel Star Wars. That alone is reason enough to check this out and while it's not great for new readers it builds upon the various excellent history that we've had the ability to enjoy over the last year or so. This first issue delivers and has me anxiously awaiting what comes next.

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Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

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I had high expectations for Super Sons #1 and this first issue blew me away delivering a fun read that has me wanting more and looking forward to the adventures ahead. It perfectly reflects the young age of its two stars giving us a new team that's not only super but can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This is some of the most fun I've had reading a comic in a while. Those these two have titans looming over them in their parents, in one issue they've made the case they're already stars.

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The debut issue is a solid one. The negativity of Miller's recent works is gone and instead we have a focus on the positive and justice focused nature of Superman. In it, the creators show they get their subject by delivering the building blocks that have shaped his focus on helping those in his later years. It's an unexpected debut and one of the best in takes on Superman in recent memories.

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A fantastic debut and one of Marvel's strongest in their “Marvel Legacy” line, the first issue kicks off a mystery that feels like a hard boiled spy action thriller. I'm strapped in for the ride because as a start this promises a good one.

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Out of all of the “Rebirth” issues so far, this one has me the most excited for the series the follow. There's something about the tone, the art, the package that has me smiling and wanting more. I've never cared for the Teen Titans, but now I can't wait to read more.

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Overall, the first issue is a a fantastic start, and I look forward to checking out the second. This seems like a series that'll be much more than I expected when all is said and done.

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As we go deeper into the mystery more and more questions are raised and many are never answered. That's part of the tragedy and madness we're taken into. This is a raw story of grief and humanity and presents no true answers. In doing so, it leaves the reader to reflect and think and when you get to those final pages it'll leave you haunted and trying to come up with answers of your own.

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The first issue was fantastic and this second issue is amazing as well. This is a hell of a story that seems to really be a match that tests everything about Batman. Not since the Court of Owls have we had a villain who is a match, if not the better, of Batman. And we haven't had a story where it really felt that Batman might lose but also cross a line he doesn't want to. This is the mini-series to go all in for as it's one hell of a story so far.

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I had very high expectations going into reading this and came out the other side wanting to read it again and share it with more people I know. It's a fun take on history that'll have you researching what's true and what's close to the truth. But the key is, through all the weird, the story is beyond entertaining.

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The Flintstones #2 is a comic who has ads to buy “crap” in between pages making fun of buying “crap.” It's amazingly meta and beyond subversive. And this is also exactly what I was hoping we'd see in this series.

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This had to end eventually and twelve issues feels too short in many ways. Hopefully we get more Russell soon because I know this usual satisfied my craving for smart commentary through comics. Some of the smartest writing anywhere wraps up that way and shows off why it's exactly that.

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I loved these comics when they were first released, I love them now. Here's hoping we see some of the other comics from Radical released under other publishers, but at least we get this solid one to enjoy. An absolute buy.

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What is the end game for every one? We have just a few more issues to go to find out in what is not just one of the best comics on the market, but also one of the best discussions of the US occupation of Iraq from someone that was there.

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The Sheriff of Babylon #11 continues the streak of a series which is honestly brutal about real world issues. It might be one of the most interesting look at the Iraqi occupation and I'm sure when it's all wrapped up this will be a series that's examined for the story it tells and the real world it reflects.

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If you can't tell, I really dug the first issue. It's the fun escape I was looking for when I read it and sets up a series that'll be a great mix of serious, fun, and encouragement. A solid debut and a great way to begin the year.

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The Walking Dead #192 is an issue I dreaded to read. I knew what was likely to come. I'll be on the couch now curled up in a ball working through some stuff.

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Another fantastic issue of the series and another fantastic comic from AHOY Comics who has become a publisher that is standing out from the crowd and delivering some of the best value for your dollars.

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This may be one of the best debuts of the year. An absolutely amazing first issue. Can't wait to read more.

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The issue is good and then you get to the end and it all becomes clear as to what's going on. The rug is pulled out from under the reader and it goes from good to amazing. This is one of the best comics I read this week and one of the most fun I've read all year.

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The Dinobots allowed the heroes to remain heroes, and this story adds depth to the characters that makes you question if they're heroes too.

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Tumor holds up after all of these years and continues to be a must-read. Whether or not you enjoy noir/crime stories, this tale is fantastic and heartbreaking. Make sure to put it on your summer reading list as it's the sort of mind trip of a graphic novel that's fun to curl up with and devour while laying by a pool or beach.

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The first issue is a great debut and while it relies on familiar character types and conflict, the use of classic Valiant characters in this new setting is fresh and entertaining. I can't wait to see what the further issues bring and hopefully we get some more.

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Winter Soldier is clearly a different type of superhero story. Yes, there's the action we'd expect but it's the actions at the end of the battle that seems to set it apart so far. The introduction of R.J. has set up something that's potentially very interesting flipping the script on Bucky in many ways forcing him to become the teacher and completing his growth from a trained killer to something more. This is a series to keep your eye on in 2019.

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Piskor is giving us the definitive history of the X-Men like he's done with hip-hop and doing so in a way where it feels fresh and new despite 54 years of existence. He's doing what feels like the impossible, taking a complicated history and distilling it down to the important moments and presenting it in a way that's perfect for new and long time fans alike.

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This is a hell of a debut with a clear direction and voice. The issue has me excited now after a rather down return of Grey. What felt like a bad idea seems to work well here and the gap in time is part of that driver. Welcome back Red, here's to a return in so many ways.

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You can actually check out the comic on the Zodiac Starforce website, and get prepared for the new series' debut this coming Wednesday! And of course we'll have a review. This one is a buy though, if you can find it, and if not, you can read it at the link above.

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I enjoyed the first issue, but this second issue has me excited to see what comes next and ponder the layered nature of it all.

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The comic is fantastic and cements Bunn as a master of horror. This is one that's an absolute must get and one you don't want ruined. Bone Parish brilliantly blends the familiar mob/drug story with that of a horror aspect, something that seems so obvious to do, but so far has had only mediocre results. Here though, the surprise ending and reveals raise the story to the next level and creates a comic series that will absolutely make “best of” lists come year end.

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I had no idea what to expect going into this first issue, but I've come out of it a Riri fan. She's so much new and so much even I can relate to. This doesn't feel like a derivative of what was, there's so much there that's new. And what it especially has is heart and something we can relate to. An absolutely fantastic debut.

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The first issue has really impressed me and as the launch title of the next class of Black Mask Studios comic books, it's a hell of a start that shows off why this publisher is one to watch out for. Can't wait to read the second issue and see where this all goes, especially as to how that bank comes into play.

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That reveal too throws into questions some of the statements from previous issues. Who's the mysterious game piece that's been off the board? Is it the Hulk who know is returning? Or, is it the twist at this issue's end? We'll find out soon (yay weekly!) but this series has been a fantastic ride that has kept readers on their toes and is constantly playing with expectations. This is a perfect example of what events should strive to be.

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Avengers World is a series that's flown under the radar, overshadowed by the higher profile Avengers series. Barbiere and Dekal have turned it into a top tier series that not only entertains, but adds depth in both the greater world building and characters themselves.

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Bad Reception #1 is probably under the radar for many but this is a break out release featuring a hell of a story and art. It's one that'll get you to think of your own media consumption and social media use. It also entertains. Can't wait to see where this goes from here.

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This first issue is such a departure from what I expected. DC Comics promised we'd see a fresh and diverse new line of comics, and this series is clearly a key in that. The look is fresh. The voice is fresh and fantastic. The character is finally unique than just a mystique who's a jackass. I'm signed up, and can't wait to see where it goes.

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There's not much more to go and I have no idea how this is ending. The issue is solid in playing with the reader's emotions and when you think things are turning for the better, you get knocked back down. It's an emotional roller coaster with intelligent plotting that uses the various storylines to enhance each other and toy with those ups and downs. Another solid addition to the event series.

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Doctor Doom #3 is a fantastic issue delivering a nice mix of tragedy and action. There's so much packed in, this is a prime example of what comics can be. It also keeps you on your toes as to what might happen next delivering a healthy mix of mystery and reveals. This issue continues what might be the best series of the year.

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I was skeptical, I'll admit it. Two issues, and that skepticism is gone. The Flash has been a consistently entertaining comic and this new story arc is exactly that. Joshua Williamson's run on The Flash has been amazing so far and this latest arc is an example of what he's been bringing to the character.

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There's not a lot of rocket science to the comic. It's action pack and the Nazis get their butts kicked. In this day, that's about as satisfying as you need. The team mixes the high octane action with just enough rah-rah to not go too over the top into parody instead keeping the tone grounded in a retro sort of way. Fun action delivered through awesome art creates a comic that's a hell of a lot of fun.

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I never read John Constantine's adventures in its Vertigo roots. I've only experienced him as part of the DC Universe. Whether those adventures are over remains to be seen but this is a solid debut that delivers a horror comic that creeps but doesn't scare. While the greater Sandman Universe hasn't been my cup of tea, I'm all in on this series. I'm sure there's more for long-time fans that I don't know but as a debut issue, it nails being open to new and old readers alike.

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All in all Nick Fury #1 is a fun first issue that puts this new Fury front and center in a series that harkens back to his father and past. It's all about style and flash, which much like a Bond film, is exactly what I'd expect. Add in trippy color choices and you have a first issue that goes by quickly, but every bit of it is enjoyable fun.

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There's a lot of build up to this first issue and it lives up to the hype in every way. It's a fantastic new series that delivers in experience and characters and there's no doubt it'll be a hit and massive seller. The visuals and world building is fantastic, with every detail adding to the experience. But, it's the heart and experience at the center of it all that's the driver. We get the sense of loss and trauma from these characters. Their pathos is our draw. There's clearly a lot of thought put into not just the first issue but the series as a whole and we're in for an interesting an entertaining ride.

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Old Man Logan for me is one of the best, if not the best, comic that Marvel is putting out right now. It's exceeded my expectations in every way, and a comic I'm looking forward to with each release. More of this quality please!

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This might be a story about an alien world where a dome may fail and everyone dies from freezing to death, but it also stars characters who are focused on what's next in their lives and what their role in society will be… and relationships with each other. As I said, put this in any-town America and the story could work, even the freezing weather aspect. There's a grounded aspect to it all that makes it stand out as a series I can't wait to read more of.

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Spider-Geddon #2 continues a fantastic event that has delivered at every step and continues Marvel's knocking it out of the park when it comes to their Spider-Man events. Lots of action, lots of great interactions, and it goes in different directions you might not expect. It's just fun which is exactly what I'm looking for in this type of story.

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This is one hell of a start. It's a series that I went into not expecting a ton from, and came out hoping Marvel shines on a light on these characters for many years to come.

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I loved this issue. Its focus on the White family is a step back from high flying action we can get elsewhere and the focus on the next generation is such a great direction. The comic isn't full of action, but it has a hell of a lot of heart. I haven't read much Superman for a while, but this has me counting down until the next issue.

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I loved the first issue to the point I'm already wanting a big screen adaptation. Wagner and the team create a sympathetic main character who I really feel like is being dragged into a crappy situation. That also has me actually caring about what happens to him and also the ability to enjoy more than just the action. A solid debut that understands action isn't everything.

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I had no idea what to expect going into this and I want more immediately after reading it. This feels like the start of an epic Thor story and I can't wait to see what Aaron has up his sleeve.

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This is another great issue that delivers the more we should expect. The series has been entertaining and the fact you get so much more for your money makes it feel like even more of a deal and good value. AHOY is the company to watch out for in 2019 as they continue to show why they were the best of 2018.

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I'm not normally a fan of Venom but this first issue has really caught my attention and could easily make me one.

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There's a lot already a part of DC's Batman universe, but We are Robin carves out a new and unique space that looks like it's going to be pretty entertaining.

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The overall package is great and small story issues are easily overlooked. Morrison and the team have put together a graphic novel that's relevant to today. It uses what's going on the real world to drive the story but never lets it get overwhelmed by it. Instead, the graphic novel delivers a lot of what we want and it being an Earth One story, we get to see new directions we never expected. This is a the Wonder Woman of love and heart that has no problem punching someone. In today's world, that feels like something fresh and new.

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All-Star Batman continues the series' impressive streak of adding rich character to Batman's world without rewriting his past in any major way. It shows you can add to a character who's been around for decades without rewriting the past. Snyder continues to impress and the entire series has benefited from a truly all-star creative team of artists. Easily one of DC's best releases with each issue and I look forward to what's to come.

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The series continues to come together, and so far it's a lot of fun. The first two issues feel like the start of an epic animated crossover movie that was never made, but should of. Fans of these classic characters should be excited for this one. I can't wait to see what comes next.

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Ignited #1 plants a flag for H1 Comics. It shows the line isn't afraid to touch upon real world issues. It shows it's not afraid to touch upon controversial issues and take a stand. This comic will piss a lot of people off for that. And they'll be the ones missing out and what is the beginning of an intriguing new world.

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IVX promises to shatter the Marvel Universe as you know it and judging by this first issue it'll be one hell of a ride.

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I figured the comic would be entertaining but this goes beyond that. This may be the surprise of the week.

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Much like the first issue, this second one is very much a set-up as a familiar villain shows up at the end another nod that feels like as much a throwback to classic Superman as the current hero very much is.

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While I'd love to have seen more of a meta-discussion of online culture and fanfiction, there is some of that, but that's not really the point. The point is to provide something different and fun and this annual succeeds when it comes to that.

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This isn't a deep layered graphic novel, it's not supposed to be. This is geared towards younger kids who'll enjoy the characters and style and simplistic story. Still, I found it all enjoyable and can't wait to read and see more of it all. If there's a little super hero in your life, this is an absolute must buy for them. If you're an adult, it's one you'll want to check out to see what the kids are so excited about.

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It looks like Rebirth is going to be more than just the rebirth of DC's legacy, but also a rebirth of hope and fun in comics.

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I'll admit the concept cause me to roll my eyes when I first heard it but two issues in, the series is solid in so many ways and it actually shows a villain on his journey to be a hero. This has quickly become one of my favorites of Marvel NOW! so far and a favorite of mine for Marvel in quite some time.

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King Thor #1 is a comic I can recommend for those who've been following this story from the beginning. For new readers, the issue might be a bit over your head, especially the end. If you want to take part, you'll need to do some research along the way. The issue feels like the beginning of the end. One last chapter to add to the book that began seven years ago.

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I enjoyed the previous event that led to this more as it went along but this first issue has so much energy and fun about it, plus there's a mix of giant monsters to enjoy. Bunn brings action, heart, humor, and fun in a series that's quite unexpected from Marvel. While I was really interested in this first issue, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did and out of everything I've read so far this week, it stands out from the pack.

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Red Winter #2 takes the interesting premise of the first issue, builds on it, then throws something completely unexpected to the mix. It's a hell of a second issue that's a rollercoaster and beyond a solid entry in its genre, and comics in general.

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If the issue isn't on your radar, it should be. As someone who has never liked the Silver Surfer as a character, this debut issue has me wanting to read more immediately. Add in that this is a chapter in Cates' bigger plan makes it a must.

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This first issue really caught me off guard in a good way. The comic is really interesting due to the characters and the art. It's something that I got to the end of, and immediately wanted to read more. It's just a good comic that focuses on characters, not flash, and excels because of that.

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Solarman #1 is a solid debut and I can't wait to see what comes next. The issue is an exciting start and fills a much-needed niche that other publishers woefully ignore. This is a superhero comic for the masses and hopefully the masses find it, cause it's solid. If you're looking for a superhero alternative from the big 2, look no further.

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Great dialogue, solid action, cool story, Spider-Force #1 is another win for the Spider-Geddon event.

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The comic feels like what's come before, but just in a different universe. That's good and bad in that it feels familiar and is just as fun, it's bad in that we don't know Miles' history/origin/etc. There's some questions to be resolved, and hopefully we get some of it. And hopefully the comic keeps it up, because it'll be fun as we find it all out.

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This is an absolute get if you're a fan of Star Wars, Marjorie Liu, or Mark Brooks. The new series continues Marvel's killing it with their line of Star Wars comics.

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Remember how comics are supposed to be full of fun, positive action? This captures that and brings so much more.

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Thanos is a force of nature who can tear through his opponents with ease and we see here his leadership in quite a few ways as he reasserts his dominance. It's a solid debut and I can't wait for the next issue.

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The Disciples #1 is a slow start, but by the end of the first issue, we've got our first horror moment. It's a build throughout the issue that pays off. It had me saying WTF. Definitely a great addition to sci-fi horror like Alien, Aliens, Event Horizon, and other classic films in the genre. Can't wait to see where it all goes, and counting down until the second issue.

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The Sheriff of Babylon again and again impresses with its layered storytelling that challenges the reader to not just read between the lines and deeper meanings, but also think about history (both modern and of the distant past) and how that history has impacted our own views. It's an excellent discussion of modern and world events and the current situation in Iraq, and a discussion whose politics are muddied and not so clear. This is a prime example of how comics are more than just spandex and superpowers and instead can be used to explore and discuss our modern times and the geopolitical world.

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This series is going to be an underground hit, you heard it hear first. I expect sell-outs, so make sure you grab a copy while you can! Such a strong, and entertaining debut.

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Johnson has another interesting series on his hand here and by the time this first issue wraps up the directions it can go are pretty endless and all are interesting. Not too shocking that I enjoyed it, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next issue. The comic comes to shelves this October and it's one you'll definitely want to check out.

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I'm really close to saying this should be a buy. The main reason I don't is I want to see where it goes from here. It could be great, or it could go off the rails, and the issue doesn't quite stand on its own, but it's really damn close.

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Abbott continues to impress and for those that love a supernatural detective story, this is a must get. It's a perfect example of writing and art coming together and how you can use a time period to make the story even greater.

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There's a lot packed in here and something for everyone. No matter the era of your enjoyment there's a story that fits it and this is really a comic that has an amazing amount of talent. It's truly a celebration of such an iconic character and for the celebration alone it's a purchase. At times, comics like this are a let down, but this is the exception with every story entertaining in some way and a few that shine. It's the rare oversized celebration comic that lives up to the occasion.

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The second issue continues the excellence of the debut and is a slow build up. There's some emotional highs and lows and sincere feel to it all. It's not an over the top patriotic spin. It's a fantastic series so far that mixes real history with characters we love.

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It feels like a lot of the recent stories have promised “epic” and have failed but this one has delivered so far with two issues that up the action and danger and tease out the mystery of it all. This is an “event” that's paying off and the weekly pace is helping a ton so far. I know I wouldn't want to wait a month or even another week for this fast paced adventure.

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Another fantastic entry in the series. One that again changes the narrative style a bit focusing in on one character despite all of the chaos. This event has been delivering and is keeping us excited to see what's next!

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Just when you think things might have fallen into brainless punching, the series event series has no problem showing it can shake things up. Here we get a depth to the destruction and fighting that's unexpected and through subtle moments we also get different perspectives. A wonderful issue that continues the excellent narrative that's been weaved. "No Surrender' is proof that big events can work and is one of the most unexpected positive surprises of the year so far.

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Snyder and Capullo continue to make Batman a must read and consistently the best comic DC is putting out right now. Awesome with every issue.

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Having been on a jury, the arc is hitting me a bit more than I'd expect without that experience. Like Wayne and those around him, the role is a tough one as you decide the fate of an individual and possibly condemn them to death. Luckily, the guilt in mine wasn't in doubt just if it was an pre-determined act. Still, this issue, and the last, have gotten me to think about the decisions we made and whether we debated everything properly. It's a fascinating piece of work that shows that even without the cowl, Batman works at an entertaining and amazing level.

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The comic feels like the entire team is just having fun and has cracked the code of adding metahumans to the Batman universe. The first issue was good. The second issue is fantastic. This is a series that should be on your radar and your pull list.

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Batman/Superman #2 is a fantastic second issue. The cynicism for the concept has gone away. It's a ride I'm completely strapped in for. It hits the key beats perfectly delivering on expectations but doing so effortlessly and with a hell of a lot of fun.

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The issue is probably not on enough people's radars and that's there loss as this looks like it is taking some great elements from DC and just rolling with it and having fun. This may be the start of one of the most fun comic crossovers in a while.

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The issue is a solid mix of action, some humor, and revelations. The end was something that was a bit obvious, but it's still something I want to see where it goes. Fletcher and Wu are giving us a rocking series that's full of fun action, and a great mix of humor too.

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It's a first issue and you get two stories from three top-notch creators. I've waited for this first issue, and I wasn't disappointed at all. It was a fun first issue, with a mix of classic and modern sensibilities about it. It also presents a super hero that can stand with the Big 2, and that's not easy to do. Can't wait for the second issue to hit.

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Catalyst Prime: Accell feels like it continues to add to the superhero genre, something thats tough to do and most importantly, when Im done reading it I feel like I just had a lot of fun and cant wait for the next issue.

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I had no idea what to expect going into this series and coming out the other side… it's awesome. It has an energy and vibe that's missing from a lot of comics. It has action, humor, solid banter, and more importantly characters that feel very aware of what they're doing. Marvel has position the series to be the center of what comes next and if this is any indication of what's coming, bring it on.

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Criminal #4 is a depressing comic in so many ways but it also is gripping an done of the best comics of the week.

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The first issue is a winner delivering humor and a flow visually and through the narrative that sucks in the reader and makes you want more. There's a pacing that takes you through it all and gets you to the other end waiting for more action and wanting more humor as we explore this world and characters. And, with the shiny action outside, there's an interior depth that begs to explored and debated.

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Dark Ark has not only impressed me but its exceeded my expectations creating a Biblical horror series that's also a whodunnit. A great combination that has me sucked in waiting to see what's next and who the killer is.

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I'll straight up say, I was floored by this first issue which completely surpassed my expectations and reminded me much more of the classic Miller comics I grew up reading. There's been lots of hype building to this, and when I got through it all and to that last page, that hype felt warranted.

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This is one were I want to know as much about what happened in the past as the current story presented. This feels like so many concepts I love put together into what's basically a Western. There's gangs harassing individuals and the loner has to stand up to them. But, it's done with such style that it feels new and interesting and a world I want to explore and find out more about.

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Aaron and Bachalo have put together a really fun debut that exudes energy off of the page. This is a series I looked forward to debuting, and it delivered in every way. By Vishanti it pulled it off!

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I loved the first issue and love the second as well. Great art. Fun story. Great characters. And the fact it pays off in the second issue. There's a lot answered and there's a lot more set up. Can't wait to read the third in what is one of the freshest new comics of the year.

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The event continues at a breakneck speed and delivers excitement that's not expected and very welcome. It's another example that events can work and work really well. It brings together so many different threads and delivers weaving in old and new. Add in fantastic art and you've got an X-event that's one of the best in recent years.

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This event delivers in wrapping up years of plot lines, and messy time travel plot lines at that. It also sets up some twists with one saying holy crap and one not expected to be in this issue, but expected due to solicitations. X events have been hit and miss for years but this is one that delivers in every way and that includes this final issue.

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Field Tripping #1 is a fantastic debut. The comic is one of the most entertaining of the week with a sly sense of humor that has fun with taking a kids concept and making it a bit more… adult.

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It might seem like I'm not totally excited by these first two parts, I am, it's just the visual art definitely outshines the story and out of the two, it's the art I find myself dissecting panel by panel. There's been a lot of hype around “The Button” and these two first parts definitely have paid off, just not quite in the way I expected, but what it does have me is excited to see where this is going as we're clearly seeing the introduction of a lot of new into the DC Rebirth Universe and that new feels like it's going to be really exciting.

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The industry has been shifting away from spandex and capes for some time, and indie, web, and digital comics have been leading that charge. Rosy Press' Fresh Romance #1 is the latest example that there truly is something (and someone) for everyone when it comes to comics (and life). A fantastic addition that revitalizes a genre in comics often overlooked, or dismissed. The quality brings the issue, and genre to life.

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Its so rare to have a ripped from the headlines, true life comic come out and its fantastic its of this high quality.

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The comic had me intrigued with the opening discussion of what makes the character stands out. It's the later visuals that have me wanting to see more of this series. I wasn't much of a fan of Gwenpool before but I'm definitely intrigued now.

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This is a hell of a downer of an issue but it makes the story so far even more tragic. We've gone past the shock of it all to the point of realization of what has happened and who it has happened to. The team presents heroes not cut down in battle protecting the world but individuals murdered at their most vulnerable.

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The story is subtle in its politics to start, instead focusing on the world building and in many ways feels like Sheridan's previous ARG work. It sucks you in and then layers on the deeper meaning. The first issue touches upon it but it's focus is the hook and story and to build a world we want to see more of.

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House of X #3 is the most traditional of Hickman's X-Men entries so far. It's all about the action and the battle to come. With Cyclops in the lead, we get some of the more expected banter between teammates though dialogue as a whole feels sparse, This is one that's about the visuals taking you along for a rocket ride of an issue.

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The comic is an interesting one continuing to change the X-Men in ways I'm torn about. The characters continue at times to be uncharacteristic of them. As if they've been brainwashed into the cult of Charles. They're no longer students, they're kool-aid drinkers. There's an amazing story here by House of X #5 continues the shift from minority heroes to the terror of the minority.

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It's clear the two creators have something to say and I wish we got more in this first issue. My only complaint is that it was a rather quick read. I want to see more of what Millar has to say, and Albuquerque's fantastic art. I went in not knowing what to expect, and came out the other end of the first issue blown away and wanting more. In many ways Huck is an anachronism, and that's not a bad thing at all. Some times that's completely refreshing.

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Can't wait to see where this one goes and this is a must for horror fans or those that like stories with some layers, this is a must.

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Archie has another solid horror comic addition to their line-up. The comic is a concept that seems like it wouldn't work but the comic not only does but exceeds expectations. Much like Afterlife with Archie, it's a different spin on classic characters and one that twists them in a way that not only shows a love of the original material but also delivers a fun and entertaining new read and experience.

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The series is one of my favorite out there and if you haven't checked it out, the trade is out this week as well. Mech Cadet Yu has an amazing amount of depth for an all-ages series and whether you want to take it on one level as giants robots versus aliens and on another it's about class. No matter how you take it, it's entertaining and a must get.

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There's so much going on in this issue and it ups the action with battles on multiple fronts. It's difficult to discuss how fantastic it is without spoiling things but if you're a fan of the series, this is a great issue. If you like classic anime, this is a must get. Not the best issue to start with but for long time readers, so satisfying.

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Transformers: Optimus Prime #10 continues to show that IDW's Transformers comics are so much more than people give them credit for and deliver commentary and lessons regularly like the best sci-fi does. A layered story and issue that'll leave you pondering its meaning for some time to come.

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I wasn't sure what to expect going in to this first issue but by the end, I want to read more and read it right away. BOOM! Studios is on a string of successes lately and this adds to it with a fantasy tale all can enjoy. Ruinworld is a world I want to read more of, to explore more of, hell I want to game in the world. A fun first issue that delivers action and smiles.

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Runaways is a fantastic addition to Marvel's solid Secret Wars event. It's a series that I'm hoping will stick around after the event too. We get a series like this every so often, but they never seem to last as long as they should. Here's hoping this sparks something new, and this one stays for a while.

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Will Dragon eventually go to Canada? Will he and his friends become an enemy of the United States? How long will this last? I haven't been reading in quite some time but in this simple, focused issue, Larsen has me interested in coming to see where he takes this all and how this magical world full of superheroes deals with real world bigotry.

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This might feel like a cash in but it doesn't feel that way when read. I'd take this type of series over a lot of the recent Spider event stories as there's just something fun about it all and while it feels epic it also doesn't feel over the top. Add in the humor and banter and you've got a first issue that just nails it.

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The first issue exceeded my expectations with a solid mixture of action and humor. I went in liking the concept and came out loving the comic. Can't wait to see where Hopeless and Rodriguez take it from here.

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A solid comic that does a great job of moving the big story forward and adding depth to the Star Wars world. There's dots connected in a way I haven't seen before and Gillen continues to raise the importance of Rogue One. This is a pretty big issue for Star Wars fans and one that's well worth getting.

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If you've enjoyed Marvel's Star Wars comics, or want to see what the fuss is about, this is a comic to absolutely check out. It kicks off with tons of entertaining action and shows why Vader is one of the biggest badasses in the galaxy.

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If you're a fan of Star Wars, this comic event is a must get.

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Four issues!? I want more! And I especially want more Rucka/Checchetto Star Wars. I've been pretty reserved as far as my excitement for what's to come, but with this first glimpse of a post Jedi world, I'm getting more excited, and much less nervous. It's been almost 30 years since Jedi wrapped, but reading this series, it's like no time has been missed. I finished reading this fourth issue only wanting to read more.

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If you want a sci-fi mystery set during the Cold War, Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 delivers and then some. It's a fantastic start to the series that takes us back to a different time and feels like it will have layers to examine much like the science fiction of the time. It's a solid start to an intriguing series.

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The issue is the fun I expected and the series as a whole is one that should be a part of everyone's buy pile. If you missed the previous three issues, you can start here, but be prepared to want to go back and grab everything that has come out before it.

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This is the Wonder Woman we need. This is the Wonder Woman we deserve. This is the Wonder Woman I've wanted for so long. Yes please, more of this. The Legend of Wonder Woman is an absolutely buy and comic you should be supporting in hopes we get more.

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The new volume continues exactly what we've seen before, not changing the solid formula at all, and that's not a bad thing when it works so well.

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The comic is fun and it feels like not a beat was missed in its absence. The series even continues its excellent interviews at the end with real life female scientists. It's a fantastic addition that captures the concept of the series. The Unstoppable Wasp fills a massive gap in the Marvel line up and is fantastic in its return. It's hard to read it and not have a smile on your face by the end.

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This issue, while simple, is all about that emotional journey and build up to the cathartic end. It's an emotional roller coaster that pays off in a build up throughout the issue. Kirkman is a master of this type of storytelling and here's a prime example of setting the mood, building tension, and letting it build to release.

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Carol Lay, Matt Brady, and Steffie De Vaan deliver prose with Lay, Joe Orsak, and Cayetano Valenzuela providing illustrations. All are interesting reads and feel like the in addition to bonus of the comic which makes you feel like you're getting even more bang for your buck.

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The issue is a solid second one. The first evoked our childhood and this second one evokes our adulthood and the reality we now live in. As usual, when it comes to Transformers comics, there's more than meets the eyes.

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Venom continues to be one of Marvel's best series out there. It has added depth to a character who up to this point lacked any. Venom, and Eddie Brock, has finally gone from a Spider-Man who eats people, to a character you can empathize with. Cates has made me care about the character for the first time and put together an amazing focus on character, action, and big picture storytelling.

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This is a solid murder mystery read that so far just happens to have Wolverine involved. I've never listened to the podcast but after reading this first issue I'm tempted to give it a shot. This is a great set up to the story and again it feels more like a police procedural than anything else. If that sort of story appeals to you, this is a comic that's a must get.

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I wasn't sure what to expect going into this graphic novel, but this is a wonderful take on a classic character in a new way that feels fresh and also like something you want to share with others.

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I've enjoyed X-23's adventures over the years but she's never been a character I've cared about. Tamaki in one issue has me beginning to care about her. There's a focus on character as well as the action and together it creates a comic that's a wonderful read and fantastic debut.

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The artwork is a bit unexpected in the main story but this debut issue is solid in every aspect. It has the action, the violence, the humor, and the right attitude. It all comes together in a way that is a welcome return to the classic misfit team from the 90s and me excited to read more of their adventures.

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There's revelations here. There's action. There's heart. The issue has a lot packed in and really moves the story along. It not only defines the focus of the current X-Force but it also helps place the series as to where it stands in the greater X world. The comic has a classic style to it and Brisson definitely hearkens to the feel of the team years ago. This is a back to basics comic in many ways and in doing so, it moves the series and characters along rather far.

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This first issue feels like a return to the classic X-Men I grew up reading decades ago with a mix of action and humor but most importantly reminding us that these though these characters have extraordinary powers, they're very much human. Welcome back my X-Men!

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The comic absolutely delivers horror tropes but there's something to it that makes it all enjoyable. There's an unknown aspect to it the comic that makes its story all the more scary and disturbing. Add in just enough macabre and it comes together to create the perfect tone for a comic tied into Carnage.

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In the first chapter of “Path to Doom” Jurgens and Zircher seems to be blending the old and the new together in a way that works and works really well. Action Comics #957 feels like a return to what Superman should be, and that's super.

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I'm blown away by the story which I can only describe as super. A fantastic ending that shows DC Comics has got a great grasp of mixing the old with the new.

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I'll admit I've been skeptical about this event but three issues in, it's held up and been fantastic. What easily could have been an issue with a lot of punching turns into something a bit unexpected with the spotlight on Quicksilver. Hopefully the rest of the event keeps me on my toes as much as this one.

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Another solid chapter of an event that has delivered again and again. We're moving towards that end game and it should be any moment before all of the Avengers come together to fight the bad guy. Even with that common ending, I'm expecting this story has something up its sleeve. So far so good as this is an event that hasn't disappointed yet.

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This is an awesome issue with a huge payoff at the end. It feels like we're building a whole new legend in many ways, and this issue is a key one.

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The second issue continues to add on the excellent first issue and lays the groundwork for what's to come months down the road. It's a fantastic comic that shows off both King and Finch's strengths and continues to show that Batman is one of the best comics DC is publishing right now.

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Black Cat #1 is an excellent debut. It'll have you wondering why it's taken so long for this character to get her own series. It's a fun read that'll put a smile on your face and leave you wanting more.

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Though it's rather confusing to not include the main character in a pivotal issue for new readers, the comic presented is well written with great art. So, things rely on what you expected and are looking for as to the comics' success. On its own, it's a great read.

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While the issue might not be the best place to start, there's also a trade released this week covering the first four issues, it is a place you can start. It's a great comic focusing more on the jockeying of the mob members more than anything and that unto itself is entertaining. This is a transition issue reflecting on the past and setting up the future. It's all about the mood and setting and delivers a solid read that entertains.

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I wasn't the biggest fan of this series since its reboot but this is the shot in the arm it needed. I want to see where it goes now and can't wait to see where the rest of the team comes from. A solid start that does what Marvel Legacy is supposed to do, get me to want to read more.

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But, this review is about this one issue, and it succeeds in everything it sets out to do, and does so while asking a very intriguing philosophical question.

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Civil War II: The Accused fills in a lot of gaps and I'd say is a pretty vital comic for those interested in Civil War II. But, more importantly, it actually comes close to delivering on the premise that was set up in the beginning of the event. It also leaves the reader with no clear answers. All of that together equals a success and the best comic I've read so far dealing with Civil War II.

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A comic I went into expecting the usual “event” blah out of it I came out of excited to see what comes next. This is an event that was promised to be epic and it delivers on the hype.

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I've enjoyed some of the one-shots released so far but this one makes the case it should continue and makes you question why it's taken so long for this series to pick up again.

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This is a solid issue with the crazy humor of Russell mixed in with an interesting take on the Jetsons. Together, this is one to pick up and has a lot of depth mixed in with the humor.

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This first issue is a fun start of a quirky new series that delivers cute entertainment and has me really looking forward to see what happens next and where it all goes.

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Eugenic #1 isn't what I was expected in many ways. The issue is one that you wind up rethinking once you get to the end which is a fantastic reading and story experience. Can't wait to see where this goes and what this creative team has to say with this series.

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This event as a whole has felt like the type of battle I did as a kid pitting my toys against each other. It's been fun and entertaining but the reveal at the end takes it all to the next level and has me excited to see what comes next.

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I didn't know what to expect, but I'm impressed, really impressed. Fissure #1 was a comic that was on my radar but I'm sure it'll be on too few and they're missing out on a quality comic. This disaster horror story goes above and beyond in a way to not just entertain, but also reflects on what divides us.

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Freeway Fighter #1 is out in about a month which gives you time to pre-order it from your shop and hop on board what feels like the start of a badass story that takes the original roleplaying game and infuses it with other elements that have been added to the genre since. Strap in for an entertaining ride.

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The comic was unexpected and not sure it was even needed. But, after reading it, I know I want more and looks like we might get exactly that in 2020.

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Overall, the comic wasn't on my radar, but this is really solid and one I'd suggest checking out digitally. It stands out as a prime example of the type of entertainment that indie comics can deliver that you often don't see in the big publishers.

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Going to the Chapel #2 continues what is a fun series and put a smile on my face throughout. I find myself chuckling and just enjoying the story like a great action comedy on the screen. Can we please get that adaptation!?

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Within the first few pages of Going to the Chapel #3, I was not just smiling in enjoyment but laughing out loud. The comic is pure craziness and fun from start to finish. Just when you can't think Pepose can top himself, he does exactly that. The series keeps getting better with every issue and promises to deliver a bang of a finale.

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Grass Kings is a slow build that adds mystery and tension with each issue creating a world that feels realistic and at the same time magical in a weird way. By combining genres and themes it feels like something new and one I can wait to see where it all goes.

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If you're a fan of 80s action films like Commando, Escape From New York, or its recent incarnation in The Expendables, then this is a comic for you. The final order cut-off is January 9th, so make sure to pre-order to not miss out.

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The comic is surprisingly deep with an underlying focus on today's socio-political state of things. That's unexpected and really changed this from a fun crossover to something a lot more. I went from looking forward to this to really wanting to see what comes next.

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I'm impressed so far and this is an event where the tie-ins are adding to the larger story but at the same time the main series delivers. The major details are here and covers a hell of a lot with each issue. When events by the main two have felt like they've lacked in recent years, this one is heads and above expectations.

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I love the concept and want to see what comes next. There's a simplicity about it that's utterly brilliant and Kot and Casalanguida combine for a story that has you wondering how this hasn't happened earlier. A solid story that can be picked up as a one-shot and I think something greater, it's completely entertaining and a definite buy.

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While this closes one chapter, it feels like it opens up more as it sets the stage for the next year and beyond! It's an exciting issue that's oversized in every way, both good and bad, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.

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I expected one thing and this debut is something else by books end which has me only more excited to see where it's all going from here.

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I have no idea where Manor Black is going after this first issue. I expected a horror series but this is so much more delivering a unique comic that stands out from the pack. The trio of creators have another solid release here showing off the talent we've come to expect from all of them. Even with high expectations that not met them but blew past them in every way.

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There's times to admit when you're wrong about a series and this is one for me. Mars Attacks #3 has me hooked to go back and check out the previous two issues to see what I've been missing. This is an issue that's easy to pick up for new readers and its focus is something we can relate to. The team has delivered an issue that's not the over the top destruction that's expected but instead a focus on family. It's what I look for in a series, something focused on the characters within as well as the action and this delivers the combination perfectly with a solid dose of humor.

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If you haven't been reading Aquaman, you're missing out and you might not appreciate this mini-series. What's great though is to see Mera get the spotlight and it not being some blow off mini-series. Instead it's a comic series that's as important as the main one it spun out of and seems like it'll be a must for those reading Aquaman.

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I'll admit at first I was a bit lost in the comic, but as Midnighter explained things, I realized I wasn't missing anything and that Orlando has crafted a first issue that's solid for both new and old readers. This is a comic I was really looking forward to out of DC's "relaunch" and it definitely delivers.

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I expected the worst and walked out with a first issue that's beyond impressive and fun in many ways. By sticking to the original formula Sacks and Checchetto have found themselves a winner in many ways. Can't wait to see where this goes and what they have in store for us.

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The first issue is a good one. It sets up the mystery well, gives us some action, and has me wanting to see what's next. I was skeptical going into this but now I'm excited to see where it all goes. When it comes to first issues, you can't ask for much more.

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The comic brings the vision and story together into a clearer vision. This isn't a beginning of a new direction for the X-Men as this is an event that will then lead into the next new beginning. This is a bridge much like Age of Apocalypse's individual series were to what comes next. The whole of the story is stronger than the individual parts, a theme that has weaved its way through the series. This is the point things get good.

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While I'm excited as to where this all goes at the same time it feels like the heart of the X-Men has been ripped out from them. They have often reflected the socio-political reality of the time and here they take on the role of the bad guys, nationalists fighting for dominance due to a perceived superiority. And much like those nationalists in all reality they will lose… when Moira dies down the road and this is all rebooted again.

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Red Winter #1 is a comic I didn't have my eye on necessarily though the subject and genre is one I enjoy. After reading this first issue, it's a series I'm diving in to with each subsequent release. This is also a creative team to keep your eye on. Red Winter #1 feels like a stealth release far too many will miss out on and if you're a fan of crime/noir stories or 80s films like Red Heat, it's a comic you need to grab.

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The second issue continues the story of vengeance and ups the brutal nature of it all. This is a story that's both expected and unexpected at the same time as Red works her way up the chain to find the person(s) who wronged her while searching for her family. By giving us an anti-hero that's rare in a setting that feels even rarer in comics we have a series that takes a story we've seen before and deliver something fresh and new.

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There is some interesting things in that this graphic novel that's supposed to be occuring in the “heartland” of America, but there's a slight disconnect that feels like it's being written by someone who has never been in the heartland. Still, the story by itself is fantastic and is a bit more artsy and philosophical take of a classic story of a sheriff rooting out corruption.

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Solar Flare #1 is a fantastic start of a disaster comic whose focus on tension and the build pays off by the end of the issue. I can't wait to see if that continues throughout the series, but no matter, this is a great issue to start things with.

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Sonata #1 drew me in with an interesting concept but left me wanting to explore this world more. I want to dissect the allegory and see what Hine and Haberlin will “say” when it's all over.

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Spencer & Locke has its twist and brings something new to a genre that while entertaining, needs something new to really stand out. Whether or not the murder mystery is interesting isn't the draw for me going forward, it's all about Spencer and Locke. Much like Calvin and Hobbes, how Spener and Locke interact is the heart of the series and has me counting down the days until I can read more.

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I went in to the first issue with high expectations and the comic met them and more. A solid beginning that so far is the best “Avengers” title to date.

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The Star Wars comic line being put out by Marvel is some of the best there is with beautiful art and stories that expand on the universe as well as honor what's happened elsewhere. This story arc is a prime example of that by picking up after Rogue One. It answers questions and introduces us to more of the world. It's a perfect example of how to build on a world, especially one that's been around for 40 years. This is a must for Star Wars fans.

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The issue is a solid one as this series feels like it's improving. The ability to blend together so many eras of Star Wars is impressive. At the same time the issue really drives home it's writing its own new addition to that history. This is becoming a surprisingly fun series that's a perfect summer read.

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The first issue is another solid entry in the new line of Star Wars comics and looks to add a lot to Obi-Wan and Anakin's relationship. Another must get for Star Wars fans.

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This series, like all of the Star Wars comics, have been fantastic adding to the universe. It's a must for Star Wars fans, and for those that enjoy a good jailbreak story, this is one to check out.

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A second fantastic installment of an event I wasn't expecting as far as quality. I thought this was a simple story arc but after two issues, it's quite clear it's so much more than that.

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I had issues with the last chapter, thinking that was the finale. This issue is the real one and it's a perfect ending to what has been an exciting and fun event. The only reason this is a read is because it's not a good entry point, but it's a great ending to this arc.

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This creative team is absolutely delivering with every issue and packing so much in to do it too! Superman has new life and it's partially thanks for looking back and embracing his past.

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There's some interesting concepts here, particularly condemning someone for actions they have yet to commit, and they aren't explored in depth, but instead we get a drag out fight that's satisfying and visually impressive. An event that initially sounded interesting is now a must read after this one issue and I can't wait to see where it all goes.

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This is easily one of the best Superman comics DC has put out in a while, and I can't wait to check out the rest of the series. This is another comic I came to the end and want a pairing of these two creators going forward with this character. Comics should be fun, and this comic is. The excitement of it all soars off the page.

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This series continues to impress me, and is easily the best Superman comic on the market right now. It has rarely faltered and kept me entertained while exploring the character. Such a fantastic series and I'm looking forward to the final two issues and see where Landis takes us.

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The first issue was solid and second is just as fantastic. The Avant-Guards is the queer basketball comic you didn't know you wanted but whose voice makes it hard to not get sucked into the excitement.

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The issue is a solid one with just a few more to go before things wrap up. This absolutely is that key issue that gets the ball rolling to the end and delivers a lot of reveals as well as emotional and exciting moments. This series has been fantastic and there's not only excitement in how it'll wrap up but where things go from here.

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The issue is a good one and one and delivers a character I want to see more of. We're shown a Batman who isn't just flawed but also isn't invincible. We see him being defeated which gives us something we don't see too often when it comes to the character. The dark multiverse shook things up and we can still be surprised with something new like this. A solid addition to the world Scott Snyder is building and he and Tynion deliver a fantastic chapter in The Batman Who Laughs' tale.

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I had no idea what to expect going into this first issue and the series as a whole but after reading this first issue I want to see where it all goes. While the overall concept is familiar, what's delivered is unique and in a way that takes a world would a superhero and grounds it. A sleeper comic a lot of folks might miss and missing out.

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The Silencer is a winner blending action and humor in a familiar package that still feels fresh. While it doesn't feel very “DC” it is entertaining and part of the “New Age of Heroes” that I'm coming back to check out and see where it takes us.

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This was a comic that I felt came out of nowhere. It wasn't on my radar (sorry Ed and Adam), but after reading it, it absolutely is now. This is a comic I not only recommend for comic fans, but also for folks who don't normally read comics. We talk about comics that have the ability to cross over like that, and this is a series that absolutely has that potential based off of this first issue. This is one to watch… actually this is one to buy and read.

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This is a key issue that should have fans buzzing. Where the series goes from here is anyone's bet, because while the act committed could be seen a mile away, the why is a mystery that's yet to come.

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Familiar? Yes. But, it's really entertaining and a comic I really want to see where it all goes. This was one that sucked me in quickly and by the end I had a smile at the energy about it all. A solid debut that's a definite buy.

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The series is an interesting one. I don't know the interaction of these characters really well, so I'm not invested in that. I am invested in the time mystery. But, Abnett and the art team have made me really interested in the villain and the battle. The look of the comic has me hooked and looking forward to reading more.

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While not a good spot to start for new readers, this issue is a pay off for long time fans who should be more than happy about the twists and what's coming next.

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The X-Men have stumbled for quite some time and they're getting back to the awesome we've wanted. This is a great mix of some of the classic team situations we've had in the past but with an update that feels new and exciting. Where it felt like a chore to read X-Men comics in recent years (with some bright spots) I'm now looking forward to each issue of Uncanny X-Men and can't wait to see where it all goes.

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Four issues and it's a wrap and I'm left wanting more, that's a good thing right? Please comiXology, Valiant, deliver more of this quirky and fun series that surely can be used to present these characters in a way the ongoing comics can't. Seriously, this can be the DC Super Hero Girls of the Valiant universe it has so much potential. In simpler words, if you haven't read this series, do yourself a favor and buy it now.

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I had no idea what to expect going into the first issue, but Ellis and Davis-Hunt deliver an intriguing start that feels like it's an updated take on superheroes perfectly fit for today's crazy world. Many have pondered how you tell stories in today's world when things are so off the rails already, but Ellis in this first issue feels like he's cracked the code.

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While I'll admit I didn't catch everything going on in the first issue (nor do I need to), the debut is a hell of a package that will get you to think about it well after you've read it. Young Terrorists is a debut that is as thought provoking as much as it is raw and brutal. Can't wait to see what comes next.

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I hadn't read Superman in quite some time, but this return of the classic Superman has brought with it new life and a return to what I remember loving about the character. This comic has action in the title, but it also remembers there's a lot of heart at the center of the story too.

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The art by Stefano Caselli is beautiful with some great design of characters, especially when it comes to the diversity of their look. There's little I can say about the art other than it's just great to look at.

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All Star Section Eight #1 may be a continuation of obscure characters, but it's not a must to have read anything before the appreciate the issue. It features Ennis' signature humor and hyperbole along with solid art by McCrea. DC promised us something different, and this series might stand out as one of the most unique of the bunch, and that's not a bad thing.

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Captain Canuck continues to be one of my favorite comics with each release going towards the top of my read pile. It has all the superhero action without the cynicism, which makes it a unique treat in today's comic world.

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Soule, Garney, and Milla set out to create a distinctive voice and look from the previous run, and they succeed. It's best not to judge on what has come before since this is so different and is clearly trying to be. So far so good, in that the character is being brought back to his roots in many way, and at the same time we're being given new things to keep us on our toes. I expect the first issue to be solid, and this team delivers an entertaining read.

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Green Lanterns is fun science fiction and building into a fun series that's basically a buddy cop comedy. It keeps things simple, but it also works due to that. By going back to basics in many ways, Humphries has leaped ahead to where this series has been for some time.

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As I said earlier, I had high expectations going in to this one and it delivered. The All-New, All-Different Marvel has been very hit and miss for me, and this one is an absolute hit. Can't wait for the second issue and to see what Walker and Greene have in store for us.

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As a whole, this is a fantastic first issue that brings together a lot of characters in a way that's welcoming to new readers and should excite ones who have been around for a while, it got me excited. I can't wait to see where this event goes, hopefully it continues this first issue's excellence.

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This issue has some awesome moments. There's two pages in particular that reiterate how much of a bad-ass Darth Vader is, which seems to be the point of the series. A fitting ending, though it doesn't look like a lot has changed from it.

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It's just one issue, but it's one I really enjoyed. It also shows that DC can mix its history with a modern take that's entertaining for old and new fans alike.

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The graphic novel is entertaining and a solid mix of action and life lessons that'll leave kids and adults alike entertained. The Nameless City is the first volume of what looks like a great new graphic novel series and by the time I came to its end, I wanted to see what's next.

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“Action” might be in the title, but Jurgens brings the heart to realizing that you need it to connect with its hero. Superman is back and he's more exciting than he has been for a long time.

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Action Comics #987 set things up and Action Comics #988 lays a lot of it out and explains the “how.” It really shouldn't work and should feel like a silly retcon, but what's presented is an entertaining story that captures the fun and tone of Jurgens' current Superman run. Entertaining overall (though I expect there'll still be a swerve at some point) and it gets me to want to see what happens next.

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Overall, the comic is solid, and the reason I gave this a "buy" as opposed to the other Point One out this week is that this one looks like it really is the beginning of a greater story as opposed to just teasing a bunch. Not a bad start, not bad at all.

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The debut of a new Electro! The “death” of a character! This is a lead up to Dead No More that's getting me excited to see what comes next.

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I was intrigued by the concept when this series was launched, and the first issue has me beyond interested now. The combination of writing and art is entertaining and has a very “Marvel” feel about it all. It also gives us something new, which as a reader I appreciate and enjoy. So far, it's one of my favorite debuts of All-New, All-Different, and feels like it's actually worthy of that moniker.

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The graphic novel is beautiful, and priced for a steal at $9.99. I highly recommend checking it out when it hits shelves in late May.

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The first issue is good and feels like it ramps up to a finale that's so over the top, it's hard to not laugh and smile at the silliness of it all. I expected an action comic and got a massive laugh by the end. This is a solid debut that has me excited to see what comes next.

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Go big or go home feels like the underlying motto of the first issue and this one kicks off what seems like an intriguing mystery and delivers us surprises too. Underlying it all is fun. I was skeptical about this event series but after this first issue, I'd be lying if I didn't want to read more. Thankfully with a weekly event, I won't have to wait long for that.

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The first issue doesn't give us the whole “meet” part of the series title, but sets up enough fun that I want to come back for the second issue to read more.

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This is a great start to a new run on Batman and doesn't feel like too much of a deviation from what Snyder and Capullo put together for years. Batman was DC's top comic, and it looks like it'll be fighting to retain that title.

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The comic is an improvement on the previous volume. It delivers an intriguing mystery that goes its own way while building off of the myth we already know. Cures of the White Knight delivers a straightforward Batman story that plays to Murphy's strengths. It shows growth as a writer and how to create a new volume that's both new reader-friendly and has a little extra for those who have been along for the ride.

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And that's the key to the series, it feels fresh. Again, this is a monster comic with kids trying to fight them. We've seen that before many times. But, it's the history and perspective of this all that feels new and stands out. This is a prime example of why giving new voices a chance is important they bring new perspectives we might have never seen. And that alone can deliver something new and fun.

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Overall, the second issue like the first doesn't disappoint at all. The series has a modern look and a classic heart. This is a superhero series that's about being a hero, saving individuals, doing what's right. The art and action doesn't hurt too. A classic hero relaunched, and one that everyone should be checking out.

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A new entry in the Catalyst Prime world is great to see and this one is another unique one for the universe. A first issue that has me interested in seeing where it all goes and hoping we get more of that retro art.

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I wasn't quite sure what to expect but this was not it and that's a good thing. It feels like there's a vision here and the “New Age of Heroes” as a whole. While we've seen this before, the way it's presented feels fresh and exciting as it breaks DC's mold in some ways. Solid stuff that has me looking forward to seeing what's next.

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This issue was… unexpected. I fully expected the murder mystery to play out longer until the eventual confrontation but that wouldn't be for another issue or two. Instead, things shift in many ways and it has me excited to see what happens next.

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This series continues to rewrite what we know and delivers a horror tinged take on the Bible that's engaging and interesting and keeps us on our toes.

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Priest being back in comics has me excited and here we get a good idea as to what we can expect to come. The issue lays things out for new and old readers alike and more importantly gives us an interesting and complex character to entertain us.

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The comic is a nice build that sets up Batman as fallible, sets Kate/Batwoman apart, and has a hell of a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. It's exciting! It's fun! And it's really cool to me. I'm digging the comic and the fact it's kept up quality shipping twice a month is impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes, and hopefully, it can continue to keep me on my toes.

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Ultimately, First Strike #1 delivers popcorn entertainment with a political background showing these toys and their comics are more than meets the eye.

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Giants is a mash-up of familiar genres and tropes and in the first issue doesn't present anything new as far as that but what it does is present that familiar in a way that's beyond competent and entertaining. This is just solid writing and solid art together to create an entertaining experience.

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This first issue sets a lot up in what feels like will be an epic galactic battle over who'll protect the galaxy. There's something about it that really works that makes you feel the grand scale of it all but a story we've seen before, a despot being taken on by rebel insurgents. It's a solid start that has me excited to see what comes next.

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Venditti is masterfully giving us an entertaining, slow build, where things are being paced in a way so that there's an emotional impact for everything. You know the Green Lantern Corps are going to show up at some perfect time in grand fashion to be reunited with Hal, and the way things are going, I can't wait to see that moment pay off.

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I hadn't check out a Disney Kingdoms comic, and I'm really glad I did, so much so I want to see what else I missed and actually looking forward to the next issue.

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The first issue was solid and second continues the pattern. This is an event you'll likely either love or hate and I'm enjoying it as it explores layers we rarely see discussed when it comes to superheroes and all of that is wrapped up in a nice murder mystery.

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The issue is a fantastic debut that blends genres and delivers an ending that's something that's unexpected. It seems the comic is going in directions that's unexpected and will explore some really interesting topics. With a unique setting, this is a start that's a hell of a debut.

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This comic isn't for everyone, and it's very clear as to what it is. Having said that, the series and issue is entertaining in its over the top nature that you can't take seriously. It'll be interesting to see where it all goes and if Kripke has something to say as the series progresses, but for now this is a series that has no issue going over the top tip-toeing the line with silly. And due to that, it finds it's sweet spot of entertaining.

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The issue continues the blend of the adult and the kid. You can enjoy this adventure as giant robots and kids versus aliens but then there's also this layer of militarization and sending children to war. We also get an emotional rollercoaster of an issue with ups and downs throughout. At one moment you want to celebrate victory and another it's tragedy. The creative team toy with our emotions with perfect pacing and punches. This is a series I look forward to each month and Pak and Miyazawa keep delivering excellence with every issue.

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New Mutants #2 continues the fun adventure. While the focus shifts a little, the comic is still all about the team and character interactions. There's a lot of humor to the comic and everything is with a wink, smile, and a nod. There's a charm about this series that's infectious and makes it stand out.

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Nova #1 wasn't on my radar, but after reading this first issue, it's a series I'm absolutely coming back for more.

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Overall, the first issue is a fascinating start. It's a comic I've been looking forward to since it was announced at Image Expo. The first issue doesn't disappoint, and sets up a strange world and topic that's rarely seen in comics. It's unique for sure, and that helps it make it beyond entertaining.

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This is a Superman and Lois you should absolutely be reading. It's delivered each issue and has completely exceeded my expectations.

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Superman: Rebirth celebrates what has come before, and looks ahead as to what is to come honoring a legacy and one of the most recognizable characters in the world. The comic successfully catches readers up, acts as a prologue and an epilogue at the same time. But, what it does is give us hope in many ways and a Superman that seems to recognize his role in the world.

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What's presented in both story and look is small town America not many of us experience. These are the towns I see driving between DC and New York. You wonder how they function and why the people are still there and this series takes us into that in a ways. With that, we get a fresh voice and perspective to comics and one that's hopefully explored more as the series continues.

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This first issue truly has a lot for fans who have been reading Aaron's previous Thor run, and those checking it out for the first time. This is a comic that mixes both superheroics and human heart.

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This issue has a lot more going for it, but it's really about the next phase of Rick's leadership, and I'm convinced things won't go smoothly. I'm expecting there to be debates about dictatorships, and possibly fascist leadership, we can see some of that already. Kirkman dioesn't really gives us as many shocks as he has in the past, but he has set the series on a more mature adult path for at least a little while.

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This new arc has been a slow but solid build introducing us to this new world and letting the malice (or expected malice) build. Is it in our minds considering the series history? Or, is there something up with these new characters and community that spells trouble for our heroes. Is it all too good to be true and this is the quiet before the storm? Kirkman and team know how to build to a cathartic explosion and this latest arc feels like it's building to something, I just don't know what.

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Transformers/Ghostbusters #1 is a comic I'm honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I went in thinking a simple cash grab and came out smiling and wanting more. It's a celebration of two properties that feel so far apart but its shown can work together.

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There's a twist later in the comic that feels like a shift on the level of the gods reveal. I'm still trying to process all of that. It's a hell of a comic that's part of an epic story. While there's a main event, this is pretty close to surpassing it in entertainment. Don't miss out of this one as it's bringing together so much and paying off in a way that'll put a smile on your face.

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The comic continues an epic event that lives up the promise and shows you can do big budget popcorn event comics and make them work. The team taps into the emotion of it all giving us deaths that feel heroic and remind us “till all are one.”

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Trees: Three Fates #1 is a solid read that can be enjoyed even if unfamiliar with the world of Trees. It's a basic murder mystery with a unique location and setting but it's the details and characters that make it stand out.

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The issue is a solid one picking up from the last one's setup and delivering an action packed story that is a new take on building a team. What's revealed, and where it potentially goes, is exciting and for long time X fans, to see this direction feels like a new take on the classic gathering of a new X team (something that's happened many times before). The team has taken this series in an interesting and solid direction delivering excitement into Uncanny X-Men that's been missing for some time.

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Rosenberg has been mashing together some of the best of various eras of X-Men to deliver a story that's action packed and entertaining. He's putting his stamp on the X-Men status quo and history and brought the series back the excellence of what was.

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I've never read Usagi Yojimbo but this debut issue has me understanding what the hype and love is all about. I'm not sure it's enough to get me to want to go back and see what I've been missing. But, it's more than enough to get me excited to read what's to come.

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Venom #18 is just a solid comic. It does what it needs to do and does it in an entertaining way. There's solid jokes in both dialogue and visuals and together it all creates a comic that feels like part of an event and not at the same time.

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X-Force #2 is a solid comic vastly improving on the first. It doesn't tip its hand early and instead does the opposite revealing tidbits as the story moves along. It's a solid mix of reflection on events and action. Though not the traditional team book, this is more the X-Force I was looking for.

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The first issue is good and fun. As an entry point for new readers, it's perfectly fine with little knowledge needed and those who are long time fans should be excited to see folks together and about that final panel. This first issue isn't groundbreaking at all but what it delivers is entertaining fun and some times that's all you need.

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The series is solid so far. The story. The art. It all comes together for a great comic that feels like it's worthy of the big screen in how much action and excitement there is. But Jurgens also realizes with all of that, it's the characters relationships that really matters.

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Overall, the comic is a good one. Jurgens continues to bring a classic feel about this Superman, but at the same time, it's updated in many ways. Superman continues to soar as new life is breathed into the character and franchise.

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The issue is a good one and in a way is the dark middle chapter of the trilogy. Again, I'm sure things will work out but the team is weaving a story that at first seems silly but in reality has worked out in a way that defies expectations. An entertaining read that's another excellent chapter in this exciting drama and action adventure.

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This is a solid follow up to an event that has shaken Superman and put into question the whole nature vs. nurture debate. But, it also sets up what feels like a hell of an adventure to come based on those final pages and it's an adventure I'm beyond excited to see.

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Abnett is laying some very interesting groundwork and the politically infused direction is a fresh way to go. I'm hoping there's a bit more intrigue in that direction, but we'll see. We've yet to get a real hardcore mix of the two that's as much about process and the dealing as it is fighting supervillains, and it looks like Abnett might be filling that niche. So far, so good though as he's shown he can balance the two worlds quite well.

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As I said, if this were a movie, it'd be a sequence that was just a few minutes. But, visually we'd have our jaws dropped and shocked as to where things go. In comic form though, it feels a little drawn out but there's some great dramatic effect. As part of the greater “No Surrender” storyline, it all feels great and adds to the epic nature of it all. This Avengers story continues to impress.

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This is a good issue, but I go back and forth if it's a buy or a read. For folks reading up to this point it's probably a buy, but for new readers, maybe wait for the next issue to start.

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I knew we were getting a clash of Batman's greats, but I didn't expect King to set it up in a way that the narrative feels like a perfect transition from how he has explored the world of Batman for the past 24 issues. While it doesn't quite feel like an “epic” 25th issue, it is a solid start that has me excited to see what comes next.

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The series is back and still holds a lot of promise as to where it all goes. There's lots of extras exploring symbolism as well as interviews with interesting people. All of those extras really put the issue over the top from a read to a buy for me. This series still feels like a concept but the story is coalescing more into what was promised. We'll see where it goes and hopefully we won't be waiting as long for the third issue.

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The first issue is a must get for noir/crime comic fans and I can't wait for the next issue.

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Can a comic get me to check out a television show? It looks like it because I want to now see what Con Man is all about. This comic was fun and entertaining and I'm definitely coming back for more.

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The issue isn't quite as strong as the first two but it ends the first arc in a way and sets our heroes and villains off in interesting directions. What it especially does is sucks out the hope that has expanded through Rebirth and made the situation seem more desperate. The comic event lives up to its name, it exudes “metal” and rock and roll in many ways. Most importantly, it has me excited to see what comes next.

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The issue is a tragic one and Cates sets the classic characters off in to a new direction and new era. What's next, who knows? But, for what I was expecting to be an eye rolling event, this is an entertaining story and one that ends on a pretty high note. The title might be a bit over the top but the story within really brings things together and gets the characters back to their roots. Here's hoping Cates is given a chance to steer these characters into the future for some time.

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This is a solid arc so far that really shakes things up in the Bat-world. From the writing to the art, it's all top notch and impressive and I can't wait to see where it all goes from here. The action is just getting started and it looks to be exciting.

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The issue didn't have the “holy shit” moment I expected from the teaser, but it does have an ending that's really cool and not exactly where I thought things were going. Luckily we don't have too long until the next issue and I can't wait.

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Lots of action and a great cast of characters has me coming back for more of this series. BOOM! seems to have found magic with their sports focused comics which bring the popular manga genre to western audiences. This series, as well as Fence, stand out for their focus on characters and their ability to deliver action that doesn't involve people in spandex punching each other. BOOM! is ahead of the curve when it comes to western comic trends and here, they're leading the pack once again.

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This series continues to entertain and who'd have thought that a comic about dodge ball would be so good? The creative team has done a solid job of bringing the aesthetic of sports manga to a western audience mixing the two worlds together to create a product that's fun and entertaining. I can't wait to read more of this and who knows, maybe get in some games of dodge ball myself.

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I wasn't sure what I was expecting but this is a fantastic start to the series that shows that there's a lot more to Domino than her looks and powers. I'm all in for the series and can't wait to see what Simone and team have in store next.

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This isn't a comic in the traditional sense where we follow a few characters along the way in a story. Instead we're being presented pieces of a puzzle each looking at the ramifications of a decision and the philosophy about them. This is a parable in comic form and it's all the more fascinating for it.

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The issue gives the reader just what they need to know and leaves with a reveal that had our jaws dropping in both the opening and the end. There's so much to unpack in the final moments and thankfully we have to wait just a few weeks to read the next chapter. After some false starts as far as events, Extermination feels like a positive throwback to some of the action packed events of the past.

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The series is an interesting one in that it's really blown up Barry's world expanding things in a rapid way. And by doing that, totally feels appropriate for the Flash.

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I'm excited to find out where “Flash War” goes and after this issue I honestly have no idea. This may be limited to the Flash title but it feels like a story that'll have a big ramification on the entire DC Universe and answer some questions about the meta story that's been going on since Rebirth began.

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As it should, Green Lanterns: Rebirth has me excited to see what's to come and brings the series back to its roots in some way with this team focused on protecting Earth. If that last page and prologue in the comic are any indication, it looks like they have their work cut out for them. The comic has some great energy about it, and has gotten me excited to see what's to come. It passes the torch ring to a new generation of Lanterns.

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The first issue is a solid start. There's some slight issues, the essay in the end as an example. But, overall, the comic is a beginning that has me wanting to come back for more. This is a series that wants you to explore ideas and think about them. So far it's set things up, where it goes will be interesting.

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I had no expectations going in to this first issue, I hadn't even paid attention as to the creative team. I'm so glad I picked up this first issue. Such a fun solid start that has me wanting to check out the next issue, and maybe see what else I've been missing from Heavy Metal.

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The comic is a good one and there's more than enough for long time readers and new readers. There's new elements that really move things along and solid writing that catches others up. As a zero issue goes, it does its job and then some. Most importantly it sets the stage for what looks like an interesting event, here's hoping the following issues hold up.

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Since this is a solid introduction to Ryan Choi, to me it's a buy, especially if you don't know the character and plan on checking out the Justice League of America series. You'll leave wondering not just how he'll be with all of the other superheroes, but what Ray Palmer's disappearance might have to do with Rebirth.

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This is a good first chapter. It's full of action and while a lot is left out there as an opening to an action story, it has me more than hooked and interested.

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I still have no idea where this series is going or what to expect, but I'm interested in seeing where it's all going and what Farias has in store.

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Naomi #6 caps off a series too few people are reading. It delivers the magic that Bendis has done before with other characters and combined with Walker's style, creates a first volume that has us excited to see what comes next. Along with art that pops from the page, this is a series that needs to be read and delivers on the excitement of an origin story that seems to be a lost art form. Along with a youthful voice and look, this is one of the best debut volumes of the year and we can't wait for more.

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If I'm right and Yang is in fact exploring Shanzhai with this series (or at least the opening arc), this is a comic that's an absolute must read and could be one the most fascinating comics to debut this year.

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The first issue of NVRLND does an excellent job of setting things up with all of the familiar characters we know, but at the same time giving each enough of a unique spin to make it all feel original. I'll admit I rolled my eyes when I heard that it was another take on Peter Pan, but having read the first issue, I'm looking forward to see what comes next.

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Olympia #1 is the fantastical experience of a reader being drawn into the world they're engaging in. There's a meta aspect to the comic as we the reader are sucked into the experience ourselves. It's a comic you can enjoy for the story and connect on an emotional and personal level. It's an experience and story we can all relate to in some way.

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If you want your superheroes a little less serious and a lot more violent, this is one to definitely check out.

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Punisher Kill Krew #1 works in a way because it both does and doesn't take itself too seriously. There's something fun about it all as it mixes bullets and swords. What shouldn't work not only does but has me excited to see what comes next.

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This was an issue I expected to really dislike, but the pacing, the presentation, it all works really well. So much so, I want to see what comes next. The full team isn't brought together, but I can't wait to see when it does.

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As a fan of the first volume, Saucer State has been a comic I've been looking forward to since it was announced and can't wait to see where Cornell and Kelly take us as far as this conspiracy goes. If the end of the first issue is any indication, it'll be a wild ride as already I'm caught off guard with the unexpected. A solid return and debut and I'm excited to see what happens next.

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In reality, Second Coming #1 is much to do about nothing when it comes to the protests against it. The blasphemy isn't there. Russell continues his dissection of religion, boiled down to the basics, we've seen from him before. It's an interesting debut that entertains and makes you think and definitely will have you coming back for more.

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For those reading this event, this is a nice second to last chapter. For those not, you'll have no idea what's going on, and you should wait for the eventual trade. It'll be well worth picking up the entire event.

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The comic kick starts a new creative team and dives into Star Wars lore in a way that has me excited to see what comes next. It stands to answer some questions and also layer on more history in a world that's rich with excitement.

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The only reason I'm recommending this as a “read” instead of a “buy” is because it's a bit into this particular story arc and new readers may not dig it as much. Folks who have been reading Superman will be pleased. For those who don't, go out and pick up the back issues and find out what you've been missing.

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The Revisionist has been fun, really fun. I'm a fan of 80s action films and time travel stories and this comic feels like a combination of the two. The series has been getting better and better as more is added to this world and with this issue it feels like things are really taking off.

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IDW Publishing‘s Transformers series continues to deliver with each issue giving us action and so much more. The series and universe entertains and challenges as it deftly mixes robots, explosions, political philosophy and heart at the center of it all.

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This is the beginning of an epic. One that feels like a desperate battle, one you don't know who will survive and how it'll end. For an epic story, IDW and its team have brought so much together to throw it in a pot delivering more than enough for fans to be excited about. As much as I have fond memories of the original animated film, this first issue feels like it's attempting to recreate that magic (and we even have a sacrifice already!) and by issue's end, it's pretty damn close.

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The issue is a good one which really gets things going. While a lot is explained, there's still a lot left open to still find out, like how X-Man created his Horsemen. This feels like a modern classic X story which plays off of what has come before and it's living up to the epic event we were promised.

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The issue is an improvement over last issue's side quest and it gets the event back on track. Again, this is a prime example of having to judge the individual issue as well as the arc it's a part of of. It lifts the previous issue and itself stands out as an action focused chapter of the event. Uncanny X-Men #8 feels like old-school X-Men and ups the excitement for what comes next.

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The team has been killing it with recent issues and this is an example of that. The X-Men are back to desperation and feel like they're fighting an uphill battle, like they should. They're no longer over powered to the point they have a mutant for every solution and now have a vision as to where they should be going with clear goals and something of a plan. This is the beginning of something that feels great and after a long time with some detours, the X-Men are back to greatness.

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Venom #17 is a great comic as part of the event. For those not checking that out, it doesn't quite work. But, there's still something to it in that being stalked/horror story way. Cates is consistently delivering an interesting Venom and even in an event tie-in finds new aspects to add depth to his world.

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Wacky Raceland continues to impress me with its smart storytelling and action packed pages. I'm fascinated by the world Pontac has laid out and where it's going from here. I just know I'm along for the race.

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The art helps with Jurgens taking the helm and a look that looks like DC of the past. That's not a bad thing at all but Jurgens and others from his era have a different style than artists from the last decade. So, art wise, it looks more like the Superman comics I read growing up as a kid. The panel layouts and flow have more in common with those comics than those of today.

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Each chapter is good, but the story as a whole is stronger when read together. That's where the big picture becomes apparent and a simple story of capturing an alien becomes so much more.

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The comic is one that's a good introduction to the world and it's our first look as to what's going on. It's a primer to get readers interested in what's to come and what's show is interesting. It's a great way for those intrigued by this event to see what's coming and for those who want to see what's going on, this is a good way to do exactly that.

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I came to this on the title alone and walked away more than pleased in what is a surprising read that was off my radar. If you're into this sort of genre than this is a graphic novel that's a must get.

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Overall, the comic got me much more enthused about the series within. There's a nice mix of look and tone within the comic, and it seems to do the job it's intended to do, get someone interested in what's coming. Overall, if you're interested in getting an idea of what to expect for the six series within, or the Marvel U as a whole, this is one you'll want to pick up when you're at the comic shop this week.

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The comic is a good start. It didn't blow me away, but there's more than enough here that I want to read the second issue and see where Lemire is going. Part of that “didn't blow me away” is because Lemire is so good, I have higher standards for him (sorry!). Still, the comic is more than entertaining and makes us care about the characters within.

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This is a solid finale that has some really solid moments and Snyder has pulled off an impressive thing in adding depth to characters in a way that feels natural. Overall, this series has done a great job of exploring Batman in a way that we get to think about the themes of the character but at the same time it's done in stories that are entertaining from beginning to end.

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The issue is a solid one. There's a bit of a classic mad-scientist/monster movie feel to it and Slott gives us more than “must fight Spider-Man” as motivation for action. Doc Ock even comes off a bit sympathetic at times. It's a fun issue, though not necessarily a vital one. It will catch up new readers as to some key goings on though. But even for long time readers, the issue still has more than enough to make it a fun read.

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The first issue does a great job of setting up the story with expectations you'd have due to the genre, then knocking that all down with some twists that make the comic really stand out.

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While we don't get to see Batman with Archie in this issue, it's still a good start and one that gives us a Batman adventure you can read in one issue. It's a good start and brings the two properties together in a smooth way. Hopefully we'll get more of the two property's characters actually together in the second issue but kicking things off, this is a good way to go about it.

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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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Avengers #22 kicks off a new story arc and it's a solid point to hop on to the series. The story seems like it'll reveal more about the history of Ghost Rider and bring back some classic characters too. It's a solid mix of new and old moving things ahead in a flaming car.

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This third part of “The Button” answers a lot of questions about the fate of Flashpoint and sends us off into the next chapter where we may get some answers? I'm still not convinced they're what we'll expect but as far as an event, each new issue adds a layer that builds upon the last and strengthens the whole.

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After reading this issue, I find myself debating what King is saying and exploring which is a good thing. It's not the usual punching, there's a bit more to the comic and this is one that challenges to reader to think and come to their own conclusion. The cerebral aspect of it all is fitting for a comic featuring “the Detective” and King is absolutely creating his own mark for this classic character.

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The story of the comic itself is ok, basically a Terminator riff, but that's not the draw. It's the team that'll suck you in. While we've been delayed getting here, the fact we are here, and what's presented has me excited to see what's next.

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DC Comics and IDW are taking this miniseries seriously with top creative team that are showing that while the concept might seem silly, this isn't a cash grab. Can't wait to see where this goes next, as I was seriously amazed at how well it worked.

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The issue is all setup, but does it in a way that's intriguing and really does well to play off the strengths of each set of characters. The first issue is a slow build but the emotional punch along with some of the twists and reveals make the issue one that's a solid entertaining read.

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Big Hero 6: The Series #1 is an all-ages comic that captures the fun of the television and film. It delivers an enthusiasm that's hard not to feel while reading. It's infectious in a way. Definitely one to pick up for fans of the property or for parents looking to find a superhero comic for their young readers.

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I'm not a big horror fan, yet this series has me hooked. Aftershock is delivering with each series and issue, and this is no exception. A must for those who enjoy horror.

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If you're an individual who enjoys cat memes, this is a comic for you and though I'm not really a fan at all, I still found the comic entertaining. It's a prefect mix of cat jokes and space adventuring that sets up a world I want to find out more about. It's another win for AHOY Comics continuing their manta that we should expect more.

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If you're a fan of noir/revenge tales this is a great comic to pick up and enjoy. The setting and character feel like an excellent homage to the past, something that could have been done then and being reprinted now. A solid entertaining read and one that probably flew under your radar.

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Castro is a solid read for those who want to learn more about the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro, and provides a good starting point. Hopefully, it'll get folks interested to explore more, as reality is one hell of a story.

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The third issue feels like the point where things really get going adding another piece of the puzzle and getting me even more excited for the Catalyst Prime universe.

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Conan the Barbarian #1 is a fantastic start to the new year and hopefully a hint as to the overflowing entertaining comics we'll be spoiled with in 2019.

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The comic is a solid one in that it gives us a lot of insight in John Constantine's history and some of the sins of the past. It also hints as to the beginning of his dabbling into the mystic arts, and at the same time expands that world a bit with the introduction of new characters.

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Convergence is a bit of a hit and miss. The main series is a bit blah, and the tie-ins are hit and miss. This is one tie-in that stands out" a lot. The tie-ins might have a pretty standard formula, but that doesn't mean you can't do somethign special to make it stand out, Nicieza shows just how to do that.

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Overall, the two issues are a solid one with a clear vision, voice, and purpose in each issue. This isn't just some boring battle like some of the tie-ins are. Abnett is a fantastic writer, and these two issues show off how solid he is.

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Copra #1 isn't the best starting point for new readers but does feel a bit like a fresh start at the same time with an energy befitting its new publisher Image Comics. If you're looking for spandex action beyond the big two, it really doesn't get much better than this and even with a higher profile Copra #1 continues the attitude that has made the series stand out.

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Events have a bit ho-hum lately in comics but DC feels like it's setting up a potential classic here with two comics that lay the groundwork for whats to come and build a mystery that when all the pieces fall into place feels like it'll pay off. This is the prequel, not really meant to be read on its own. It has a goal to set up what's to come and get us excited and it achieves that in every way.

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There's lots of great here and visuals and pacing are fantastic as usual. The issue is that it picks a bit from DC Universe history that if you're not completely familiar, you feel like you're missing out. The impact isn't as great. It's cool visuals, but the depth isn't there. The concepts shine though delivering an entertaining read.

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On it's own, it's hard to judge this individual comic but as a conclusion for the event, it's very satisfying and then some. I found myself saying “hells yes” multiple times and smiling as the “epic” nature of it all crescendoed. There's a solid conclusion that makes sense and also feels like it sets up a lot to come which has me, and hopefully comic readers, excited. Dark Nights: Metal has been a crazy ride and delivered what was promised, a rocking “metal” comic event.

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The first issue really surprised me and feels a bit Flash Gordon with a potential buddy cop story coming. I want to see what's going on as Andreyko has set the comic up to build on the mystery and it works for me. I think what has really sold me though is Adam Strange. This is a character I've never cared about, but all I want now is a pulp space adventure featuring Strange and written by Andreyko.

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The second issue isn't quite as good as the first but is a slow burn that transitions the story to more of what we expected while keeping the formula that works. The series is one you can dismiss easily, read for the story, or dive into the depths, and for Johns to pull that off, even slightly is impressive and makes this one to check out.

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AHOY Comics continues to deliver a series that celebrates and examines the superhero genre. It's a must for fans who like the concept of deconstruction and those who just enjoy an entertaining tale.

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This is just a fun series that has my inner 8 year old excited and smiling at the action and to see all of these properties come together in one epic story that's not just action but also a surprising amount of depth.

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Future Foundation #1 is a solid start to a series and definitely has a tone and direction I wasn't expecting. To have a meta-story about Molecule Man and then adventures on the side, this should be a series that's a solid mix of Fantastic Four, Doctor Who, and just solid sci-fi. Add in a good dose of humor and you have a series that'll put a smile on your face.

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The comic is a good one and one of the more surprisingly deep comics of the year. It features Scioli's unique style of storytelling and art to create something that is so much more than the toyline it's based on. Here's hoping for a long run and a deeper dive into the fascinating world that's been created.

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A fantastic starting point, this issue not only has me excited for what's to come, but also has me wanting to go back and see what I've missed.

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The issue is an intriguing one setting up a mystery I want to see where it all goes. Maybe there's more going on if you read the Green Lantern comics leading up to this (I'm going to go back and find out), but there's more than enough to make me want to see what happens next. The stakes feel high, and the lack of clear enemy creates some tension. Good debut issue that gets me to want to check out the second.

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I didn't know what to expect reading this and came out the other side really impressed with a sci-fi story that entertains and challenges in some ways. There's a solid mix of it all here and the philosophical elements of it all makes the graphic novel stand out.

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I haven't been a fan of the issue I've previously read, but I really enjoy this one. Here's hoping this is more of what I should expect so I can keep on digging it. A solid issue that dials some over the top things down, but leaves just enough to keep us on our toes.

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Hidalgo's art is solid in many ways and reminds me of something, though I can't quite put my finger on it all. There's small details in the afterlife that tell a story on their own even if they don't do anything but be present in the background. It's the details here that adds so much.

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There's a lot that this series reminds me of and there's a retro vibe to it all that takes me back to some of the comics I collected as a kid in the 90s. I have no idea where this is all going but there's something about it all that makes me want to find out.

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Heroines #1 is a comic I expected to be good because of Naifeh and quickly has me excited to see what comes next in it. Hopefully the series is big enough that it can be expanded with some spin-offs because in one issue it has me interested in everything presented and wanting to see more.

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I'm not sure what I was expecting as far as a story but this definitely wasn't it. There are things in here that actually had me surprised and wanting to get the answers to come. This comic is supposed to do exactly that and in that way it succeeds and then some.

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And that's where the comic really succeeds. What on paper feels like a cash-in has moments that really stand out. There's some awe inspiring moments that remind you how amazing the X-Men can be. There's also plenty of humor between the trio of Tony, Kitty, and Matt Murdock that wants to see these worlds come together more often. The introduction of a new villain too feels ominous and something that's actually important. By comics' end, my jaded self going into it felt like a kid again reading the X-Men for the first time.

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The comic is an emotional one that needs a trigger warning to start. It'll impact you at an emotional level and that's a good thing. When art hits you at that level, it's a success. The Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1 is a comic you may want to grab a box of kleenex while reading. These two are still a hell of a team and hopefully we get some more down the road.

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The issue continues the action packed pace of the latter half of the first issue and sets up a lot of what's been teased to come. It's a solid issue full of action and twists and is paying off as a solid “Infinity” event.

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The weak part is mainly the art to be honest. There's some solid scenes, but it's not quite as engaging as we've seen and the inconsistent character design really took me out of the experience. The story is somewhat straightforward in the overall idea, but there's enough small details and unexpected things that makes it feel like it breaks the mold and is something new. So, the story is solid, just don't focus on the art while you read it.

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Jacked #1 is an interesting start and another new Vertigo series revitalizing that publishing brand. It's a solid debut, and though many elements are familiar, the comic itself has a voice of its own. Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.

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Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 isn't what I expected at all. By the end the comic felt much more of a traditional sci-fi horror story but in the expected Archie style. It's a combination that's fun and continues the publisher's willingness to try new things but remain steadfast in who they are. It also keeps the reader on their toes not knowing what to expect when they see the Archie look they've come to know.

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The issue is a solid one that ups the amount of stuff to think about. By the end, you may be rethinking the Bible and the various villains within. Judas has turned into a hell of a thinker and a fascinating comic to think about what it has to say not just about religion but our role in the world. Judas #2 leaves you with a lot to ruminate on by the end.

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This issue sets the JLA apart from the Justice League. This is more down to Earth team, and that's emphasized a lot. Orlando has taken inspiration from some of the quirky teams of the past and delivering his own take in a solid debut that has me wanting to see where it all goes.

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While the series still has a focus on animal rights and activism, this latest volume feels a bit different. It's not quite as in your face with its message. Instead, it focuses on its main to protagonists. We see the impact from the previous volumes on them. And, their mission this time while still political in nature results in a twist that's much more in line with what you'd expect in a horror film. This feels like a new direction for the series and Miner is showing some massive growth in his writing bringing in previous success here. Whether you agree with animal activism or not Lab Raider #1 is a solid start and has me wanting to see where it goes next.

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The comic continues to build the mystery with some reveals that only create more questions. We'll hopefully start to get actual answers with the next issue but this is a series that seems to blend a few genres together into a whole new experience and one we want to find more about.

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Marauders #2 is a solid comic adding more of a focus on the series. It plants a flag as to how it differs from the other series and teases some conflicts to come. Marauders #2 is the play to its sister series' action flick. It's a comic whose character interactions makes it stand out.

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The issue is a solid debut perfect for the Halloween season. It has some beats that are familiar but that's part of the fun. This takes what works from horror and the zombie genres and blends it together with the superhero genre. It all comes together for a debut that I want to immediately want to read more of.

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Overall, the story is solid, the art is a little blah (inconsistent is a good way to describe it). I'm much more story driven, so can overlook the art, but hopefully things balance out in that department. Orlando though absolutely has a hang of the series and characters and is taking him in an awesome balanced. direction.

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The comic is a fun one with a style and concept all to its own. I want to see where it all goes and how much of this idea of building a society is explored. Mixed together with the style that takes so much from video games, it's a comic that stands out with a “voice” that's unique and entertaining. Definitely one to check out for so many reasons.

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Namesake #1 is a solid debut that will take us on a magical journey of discovery and it's one I can't wait to read the next issue.

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Overall, Nanjing: The Burning City feels like a good book to start teens on in hopes they want to do further research about this event that's often ignored in the West. The graphic novel itself is a fine and quick read that gives a little insight into what happened, and packages it into entertainment, like Saving Private Ryan. Here's hoping it spurs some more discussion and research into what really happened.

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For the brazen and gutsy storyline alone, I'm recommending this one a buy. While it might not use the real world names, it's clear who Ryan is writing about, and what he's getting at. In doing so, he also might be giving us a potential serious threat in the DC Universe, one I'd like to see expanded beyond this storyline. You don't see creators getting this close to something relevant and in the news, so to see it here is beyond awesome.

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The Omega Men so far has continued the tradition of sci-fi to explore real world issues, and entertain at the same time. Here's to many more issues and see where King takes this story, especially with his interesting background and knowledge, a unique perspective in the industry.

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Omni #1 is a solid debut that takes superhero stories in a different direction. There's a scientific focus here and I hope a focus on STEM going forward. This is a dive into the H1 world looking at it as a mystery and puzzle to solve, there's an attempt to answer questions. It's a different take on the saturated superhero genre. And it stands out due to that.

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I loved this comic and the only reason I'm rating it as a "read" is because for the average reader, it might not make a whole lot of sense. This one dives deep into continuity and the Transformers world and while it does a solid job of catching readers up, it isn't quite new reader friendly.

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The comic is a great one blending horror and music together. There's a download code forthe original soundtrack toPoserwith music by Joel Grind. Published by Waxwork Comics, this isn't too surprising but it's a nice combination and hopefully we to see more of this combo of music and comics down the road. If you like horror, comics, and/or a little punk, Poser #1 is a solid start that takes some traditional horror cliches and has some fun with them to keep the reader entertained.

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Powers of X #2 is the best release so far as Hickman's vision is clearer and the set up is out of the way. His hook has been presented elsewhere and he can now focus on his voice. We'll see where things go from here but the issue is a challenge to the reader to think about visions of society. It does what science fiction does best. Now, to get that whole X-Men thing in there a bit better.

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The Punisher is on a mission again and this time it's hunting for bigger game. It's a great take on the character mixing the old with the new and bringing back the character into what feels like a force of nature that's pure destruction and chaos and something criminals and villains need to fear.

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While I expected more Rasputin, this first issue is a solid one setting things up and adding some layers to the world. It's friendly for new readers and they can go in with knowing nothing of this world and should still enjoy it while long time readers will appreciate more being added to the long history of it all. A great debut that has me excited to see where this goes and what comes next on this adventure.

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Red Winter #4 defies expectations in so many ways. There's a lot that follows expect tropes of the genre but so much that breaks the mold. The comic impresses and delivers. The final issue is a buy if you've read the first three issues. For those that haven't, try to track those down or get the collected edition when it's eventually released.

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Reading this, you can tell Mercado is having fun with this creation. There's lots of twists and turns and I'm not going to ruin it all. There's a lot here I want explored more, I want to see another volume. There's some elements that could have been fleshed out more but overall, this is an entertaining debut. I'd say it's unexpected but Mercado is a talent where you expect something as good as this.

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The issue felt like an Agatha Christie revelation mixed with The Usual Suspects. While it doesn't quite stand on its own, as part of the story arc, it's fantastic. A much needed issue that seamlessly fits into the overall story not breaking its stride. Its taken a few issues to get there, but Simone's latest Secret Six run is starting to remind me a lot of her modern classic run, and that's a very good thing.

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The first issue is pretty solid and has me looking forward to this team post Secret Empire. It has some of the vibe of the original series but also a bit more light hearted style to it all, which helps eleviate the seriousnous and dour feeling of the main series. This is a team that feels like it's going to be fun and gives us heroes we can actually cheer on.

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The first issue was interesting and had me entertained, this second issue has me really interested to see what happens next. Unlike recent events from Marvel, this one is actually living up to the build up and hype so far. But, we have a long way to go before it's over. If you missed the first issue, you can skip it, the second is where things really begin.

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The first issue is a solid one that delivers a lot of humor. There were times I had a smile on my face and it gets me to want to check out the second issue. I worry that we're going to get more action than humor going forward but Seeley delivers a start that has me wanted an ongoing series from the cast of characters we get to know all too briefly.

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The comic's first issue is a lot of fun. I want to see what happens next and Thompson has carved out a solid space for Silk that keeps her in a world that feels familiar for fans of the Spider family but also is unique enough to make it stand out. A great debut.

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As I said, I wasn't a fan going in, but by the time I finished, I actually want to read the next issue and see where it all goes. I still might not be the biggest Slapstick fan, but the story's humor mixed with the advantage of digital makes it an interesting read and one to check out.

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While the end product didn't have me super excited, I did enjoy it. Enough that I want to check out the next issue. I can't compare it to what has come before but as far as a fresh start, it's a good one. The comic feel like it's one that's good for kids and adults alike and I'm interested in seeing where it goes from here.

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The comic's a lot of fun. So much so, I want to see this trio together in a series when an event isn't going on. There's a certain flow to the issue and it all that just puts a smile on your face and allows you to sit back and enjoy it all.

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This is a closing chapter in many ways and it's a touching one that celebrates and reflects upon the years that Bendis and Pichelli has delivered. Where things go from here will be interesting, but much like their original work, it feels like the two have opened doorways of possibilities.

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The comic is a solid re-introduction to Picard and teases what should be an excellent television series. The comic feels like classic Star Trek with its blend of solid storytelling and socio-political undertones. This is one that Trek fans, and those excited about the show, should check out.

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While the issue doesn't totally excite, it's more than enough to get you to come back. There's something fun about Target Vader. It has a style and voice that feels different than what we've seen so many times before. It delivers a new reading experience for an established franchise. This is one to check out for Star Wars fans or just comic readers.

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The comic is unexpected but quite welcome. The story is a solid introduction that has a nice set up for the second issue and the characters and world shown are intriguing to the point I want to find out more. What exactly Zub and Dunbar have planned, there's two intriguing plot points, is unknown but where things go from this first issue feels like a story that I want to spend some time with and a world I want to explore.

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Overall, the series is a solid one and I'm enjoying where it's all going. This is one I think the whole will be better than individual issues, but those individual issues are pretty damn good.

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The series is really solid. Its been quite a while since I've been excited about a Superman comic, and this series is scratching an itch showing how Superman can be done right.

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Your enjoyment will probably hinge on if you like classic horror, which tends to be much slower in pacing and somewhat poetic in how the dialogue and thought balloons are written. There's been some revivals of “classic” comics that just haven't worked (*cough* X-Men Forever *cough*), but Wein pulls it off masterfully here.

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While a bit too short, the comic is a solid start and beginning to build to something big. This isn't just a series of one-shot comics, there's something else there that's coming down the road making these all the more interesting. This is a comic anyone can pick up and just enjoy and for those who have been reading DC's master story, it's one you probably won't want to miss.

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Teen Titans has been one of Rebirth's better series though hasn't always stood out with its own voice. This issue though sets the team, and Damian, apart in many ways and should create an interesting narrative moving forward that is sure to become rather explosive.

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The Avant-Guards #1 is a fun debut that continues BOOM!'s successful steak of bringing the manga sports genre to western audiences. This is another fun one that delivers a solid set up with a nice mix of humor and emotion. Definitely one to check out this week.

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The issue has a goal of getting folks to want to continue to read this story and it did that for me. There's some good mystery, solid art, and also a weird classic feel to it as well. I'm sure Spider-Man fans will be happy to check it out and there may be enough there to intrigue new readers as well.

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This feels like a comic where the setting will be as fascinating and engaging as the story itself. A gritty crime story set in a location many of us will never see, and a world we truly know little about. This is a comic you'll want to buy, either as single issues or as a trade, I'm going to go with single issues myself because I want to see what happens next as quickly as possible after reading this first issue.

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As I said, I'm not a fan of horror but Bunn has me really interested in seeing what happens next. This feels like the beginning of the spiral down to wherever we're going to be taken and what's been flashed so far is enough to get any horror fan excited.

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For long time readers, we're seeing the real beginning of the next big event to shake up The Walking Dead world. While the teaser text says “blood for blood,” this issue is more tears for blood…. so far.

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The issue is a solid one packed with action and tension and most importantly has me wanting to see what happens next.

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This is a fun standalone issue that captures the magic of self-contained X-Files episodes while using recent events and giving things a bit of an update too. X-Files fans should enjoy this one and hopefully, we can see more down the road.

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The first issue isn't what I expected at all. It's a slow start that focuses on political maneuvering and draws the line as to the conflict to come. It also sets up an interesting concept and some dire consequences to come. What starts as a slow comic ends with a hell of a punch to the gut and impressively sets up a comic series that threatens to shake things up not just for the Visionaries but the Transformers as well.

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Where this is all going, I'm not sure. The issue is full of surprises including the ending. There's death and lots of questions to be answered. It's clear this ship is full of traitors but what that means… who knows? There's also an interlude that's beyond exciting and has me wanting to see what's next. This has been a great story arc with some of the best writing in a while. That's impressive considering IDW's Transformers both entertains and makes you think. Still more than meets the eye.

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As a single issue, this is a great comic, but it leaves me a bit perplexed as how it'll work as a series. We don't get much of an answer here as far as that goes. If you just want a good comic to read, go for it. If you're looking for a first issue that kicks off the adventures of these three, you may be disappointed.

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The issue is a pretty key one with the debut of four new versions of characters and if this is going where it seems it's all going, like “Age of Apocalypse” lead ups, this one will be a key issue that many will look to get. It's clear we're in the beginning stages of the next classic X-event and Disassembled is going to live up to the hype and then some.

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This is another solid chapter of the epic event and one that has twists and turns and an ending that really is going to shake things up. Between this event and Extermination we're given two events that are setting the X-Men in a new course correcting direction that harkens back to the classics and delivering something new and exciting.

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As a long time X-Men reader, this is a hell of a start which feels both familiar and new. The “X-Men are dead” story has been done before but the way this is presented brings a real feel of desperation and loss we haven't seen for quite some time. This is a group getting ready to fight. You can feel the tension building waiting for a spark to set it off and luckily it's Cyclops and Wolverine that look like they'll be doing exactly that.

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The issue is a good one delivering a cathartic release to the tension that's been building since Rosenberg's run began. There's a lot he's packing in and this issue focuses on the two visions of Wolverine and Cyclops and how each sees the X-Men and its legacy. Then, like solid X-Men writing we get the twist a the end to take us on their next adventure.

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Vampire State Building #1 is a solid debut issue. It's not anything new or amazing but it's just an entertaining start for those into this type of story. We'll see where it goes in this tale of survival and hopefully it brings something different. The debut issue has done its job in getting me excited to see what's next.

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With a lot of humor, the team has created a comic that while it has familiar aspects, the package is a lot of fun and will hopefully put a smile on your face and get you to laugh a bit. It all feels organic for everyone and enough is presented to make a reader check out what's next. The personality clashes alone will do that. While not completely original, this is a team to watch out for and feels like it's a worthy new addition of a classic.

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The issue is the end of the first arc but what it sets up will reverberate for some time. The end will get folks talking and has me so excited to see what comes next and what the team have up their sleeve. X-Force has always been about over the top action and this series delivers that and then some.

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X-Men Prime is a solid re-introduction into the world of the X-Men and delivers an easy way for fans to catch up as well as see the new direction. What's bigger is some of it feels like an apology to long time fans who have felt that the X-Men have been second tier and lost their way. It's a welcome return to a more classic narrative which will hopefully be delivered in entertaining and fun new ways.

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The series has had a lot of sidequests and distractions but this issue feels like it's finally finding its way and allowing it to do its own thing. I know there's another crossover coming down the road with Venom which seems to be the biggest issue of the series but when it's allowed to focus on what makes it unique, it stands out from the pack. And, that last page. As a fan of a certain group that's revealed, I can't wait to see where it all goes from here.

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Overall, the storyline is a fun one and a change of pace from the previous focus on Mr. Oz. At the same time, it also continues what's set up there. This is a prime example of the popcorn fun comics can be and continues a story I can't wait to see where it goes.

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This is a nice start to this event though as a special issue I'm not quite so sure. There's a lot here that's intriguing and it looks great and impressively a hell of a lot happens within, I just wish this was part of the regular numbering for either series.

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If you dig the idea of Aquaman as the head of state and political aspects of the character, this is a fresh and fun take on that. I'm digging it and want to see where Abnett takes it. We just need more consistent art.

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This is a great final chapter to the first arc of what Soule's setting up. There's a goal here and the use of the Shadow King is a nice nod to the character's increased recognition due to Legion. There's also something a little different about this Professor X and Soule has me really intrigued to see where he takes the character. This is a key issue that will have folks talking.

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I didn't have many expectations going into the comic, but coming out of it, I'm pretty impressed. It's fun in so many ways and has a great positive and fun tone that'll be a major draw for me of the series. Can't wait for the first issue of the main series to come and see where this all goes.

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Despite it not being what I expected, again on me as much as anything, the issue is an adventure that you just don't see in comics much. It's fun, it reminds me of a certain someone I've mentioned a few times now, and it has me wanting to come back and see where it goes. Don't expect zombies in this one but do expect a fun and entertaining pulp adventure.

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While the original material is squarely in the young adult market, this comic is enjoyable by far more than fanse of the genre. I enjoyed it while generally avoiding all YA prose material. For me, it feels a bit Scooby Doo, a bit Nancy Drew, and a bit The Devil Wears Prada. This is a girl in Paris overwhelmed by her surroundings with a mix of mystery and it has me wanting to come back for more.

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After the somewhat letdown of the first digital volume, this start is a breath of fresh air in both story and look. This feels like a much higher tiered series and one I want to see where it goes. It might be digital but this is a comic series to definitely check out now and especially when it eventually makes it to print as a trade.

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Dark Ark #1 is a solid debut. As I said, it mines material and gives it a new spin I wasn't expecting and really enjoyed. I want to see where it all goes as Bunn sets up the conflict really well and it feels like a powder keg getting ready to explode. A great example of how the setting can make a story.

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Dead End Kids #1 is a solid introduction into a genre and evokes films like IT or Stand By Me in the characters and tone of it all. A good debut that'll have you really wondering who would murder a child and wanting to find out more and solve this mystery.

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There's a great entertaining story going on here. It's fast paced and I feel like we've thrown in the deep end of things when it comes to the story. That's not a bad thing at all and really fun so far. I'm excited to see where this goes next because so far there's been a hell of a lot of action already.

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As I said, the comic plays it safe in some ways but the heart is here and it's hard to not enjoy the complete package. The issue is a throwback in some ways delivering a special issue without angst, without negativity, it's a celebration. It's something to gush and awe about and just enjoy in something going right (even when it isn't perfect). And sometimes that's all a comic needs to be.

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The first issue has some good and it has some bad and as a first issue I want to come back and see what's next. The big thing for me going forward is how this series sets itself apart from the group of comics it orbits in. So far, they all feel a bit too similar and lack that special something.

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And I think that's something that's impressed me with the first three issues of this series. The comics feel natural and like they're ripped right from the animated series they're based on. This is awesome nostalgia for fans of these characters and the comic fills in some of the gaps for those who are new.

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The comic is a solid issue and one that you don't need to read the main event to enjoy. This issue stands out from the pack as far as War of the Realms tie-ins. Giant-Man #1 isn't anything groundbreaking but it is a fun and entertaining read.

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Green Arrow was a comic I was interested in seeing what it'd be like and if the social justice aspect would return. This issue and the previous Rebirth one now have me really interested in seeing where it's going. If you've missed that aspect of Oliver Queen and Green Arrow, this is something you'll need to check out.

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Rebirth is about taking the old and mixing it with the new for a new direction and Percy is nailing that so far. This really feels like more of the classic Green Arrow in many ways, but with updated storytelling. While we've seen this story before, I'm looking forward to seeing what Percy does, especially since he's shown he gets the character so well.

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The first arc wraps up with this issue and it's really entertaining with a quick paced story that shakes things up. If you thought things hit a low for Oliver in the first issue, it looks like he's got further to go by the looks of the end of this one. A solid take on Green Arrow that keeps delivering.

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Inhumans Prime absolutely sets up the future and does so in a way that it doesn't feel like a series of blunt short stories leading into their new series. Instead the comic is filled with hints and teases as to what's coming and does so in a way that it too tells a complete story that can be read as a one-shot.

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Inhumans vs. X-Men #6 flips the status-quo for the Inhumans and X-Men in many ways setting each on a new course but one that's familiar in some ways. Hurdles the X-Men have faced looks to be one for the Inhumans now, while the X-Men must again plot their course in the world. And for that, the event succeeds and succeeds immensely. It addresses some of the more bizarre theories out there about how the X-Men and Inhumans are viewed in the Marvel world and when it's all over shakes things up again.

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This is the start of the next chapter of the next event, and new readers should be able to hop in with very little issues. They might not be blown away, but as a sliver of the greater story, the issue gives us epic challenges ahead and a true feeling the Justice League may be out of their league dealing with it all.

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I expected lots of fighting and not much else, a summer popcorn film, but this final issue shows there's a lot more at play here than a clash of titans and that has me beyond excited for what's to come.

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The first issue is a good one that I'd have no problem handing to a younger kid who's really in to the Avengers or the characters. It's a solid entry to the world and characters succeeding where Marvel has stumbled, material made for non-adults. There's also a nice sophistication to it that doesn't talk down to its audience and should keep everyone who reads it engaged. A great start to a new take on classic characters.

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That look, along with some of the plot aspects, makes me think this is a comic geared towards the younger set (nothing wrong with that and much needed in the comic market), but I found myself intrigued as to where this was all going and really entertained. The first issue is fun, and I say it a lot, but some times that's what you need. I'm looking forward to the second issue, especially to see what this team can do, but because this first issue shows a lot of promise.

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The series continues to be an interesting comic and one I'm digging more and more. Yang seems to really be focusing on a fun tone for it all and the mix of that humor with Bogdanovic's art is a solid combination and rather unique. I said it with the first issue, this is a series to keep an eye on and that remains true.

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If you like D&D adventures, or Assassin's Creed, or the idea of superheroes in a fantasy setting, Night's Dominion is one to check out. Ted Naifeh is great when it comes to entertaining comics that really build a world, and this looks like it'll be no exception to that.

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The first issue is entertaining and delivers an interesting debut that's one anime and manga fans will want to check out.

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A great issue that'll get you to think about the Primes and the role of Optimus. All of that's done without Optimus present. The comic is engaging and shows that IDW's line of Transformers comics are more than meets the eye.

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The issue is predictable in some ways and not in others delivering another issue to get you to think about Lord Vader and how those in the galaxy view him. It's a series that with each issue shows that he's more than has been presented and no matter how you view him, he's an interesting part of the Star Wars myhology.

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A solid comic that kicks off in a much better way than the pervious volume featuring Deadshot and Katana. The pacing here is much better and each story really grabs you in their own ways. If you're a fan of the characters or want to learn more about them, this is a must get.

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The issue is a solid start and it's the back-up story from Duggan, Smith, and Redmond that really stand out. Overall, it feels like a chapter in Marvel's cosmic grand plan and one that if you're into that side of the Marvel Universe you'll want to check out. The fact it's also a good starting point makes it stand out as a comic to check out this week.

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The comic is entertaining and exactly what I was hoping for, so this is one where I'm coming back for more and to see where it all goes.

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For new readers, I can't say how they're enjoy this first issue, but as an X fan, I appreciated it a bunch, especially with the current line-up of X comics that are very much hits and misses. The first issue entertains and shows promise, and most importantly gets me to want to come back for the second issue.

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Uncanny X-Men #19 brings it all together. Uncanny X-Men #19 explains so much as to what has been going on. The issue also explains why some things have felt off in this run, though still fun. If you're not more excited by the time the issue wraps up, I don't know what to say, but this one has me loving the X-Men again. If you're an X-fan, this is a must buy.

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As I said, I'm not of a horror person and I know what I like when I see it. I really liked this first issue as it was both familiar and left me wondering where things are going and what's happening next. This is a must for horror fans.

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Absolute Carnage #2 is a good entry in the stand out event. The issue has some flaws but those are minor compared to the entertainment.

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While I'm not quite there to say you should go out and buy the comic, I do think the trade will be a lot of fun to read.

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The Superman team continues to deliver action and excitement and has me interested in Superman for the first time in a very long time. Here's looking forward to the next issue and see if some of the mystery is finally revealed.

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Overall though, Action Comics continues to live up to its title and continues to also focus on heart which allows the series to sore.

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For $0.99 the comic is worth it for fans of the Supergirl television show. Though short, it adds a bunch to the character and continues the fun positive messaging of its small screen counterpart. The first chapter was a good start, bit it's here where it's starting to fly.

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The issue is really good in that it not only gets a lot of there as for as where Aquaman stands but it also really ups the pressure that he resolves the issues that have gotten him in so much trouble. Abnett is really upping the action and has given us a hell of a take on the classic character.

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The issue is a solid one that builds off of what's been building for the last few issues, but at the same time really sets forth what feels like a new dynamic for Aquaman. It's a dynamic though that feels natural for the character. This is a comic to watch, and it's one that went from some interest for me to a hell of a lot.

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With added material in the back perfect for any dungeon master and dice slinger, Archon: Battle of the Dragon #1 is a fun new read for those who like a little sword and sorcery.

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The comic is a fun one where the real entertaining conflict is the characters themselves. The big bad and plan that they need to stop feels a bit extraneous if anything. This team could put together IKEA furniture and it'd be entertaining.

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And fun is a key thing here. Waid is clearly going for a tone between this series and Champions and that tone is a return to fun comics that don't linger on the grim and dark. I had gotten a bit tired of the Avengers as a team, but this first issue has me interested again and wanting to see where things go from here.

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The issue is all about characters removing the flashy action from last issue and delivering a focus on characters and relationships. Last issue was the beginning of the set-up and this one continues that with some intrigue.

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The issue is a good one with a lot of action and some interesting concepts. Though not perfect, it's a solid start to a story which feels like it could have been an event all on its own. With some minor tweaks this could have been a hell of a story reflecting on today's socio-political climate. We'll see where it goes but Aaron and the team have laid interesting groundwork.

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Overall, it's a digital chapter, so a bit short for me, but it does pack in a lot and continues the fun tone of classic Batman and Wonder Woman. I can't wait to read the next chapter and see where things go from here.

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The comic is an interesting one and in some ways continues the fantastic story King has set up but in other ways things feel like a trip. This is a prelude in every way and sets up… something that could be interesting. King has proven he can do thought provoking before and this looks like it'll be that sort of arc. A step back but still an entertaining read.

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This is a buy for Batman fans, those who aren't may not enjoy it as much. It feels like the start of an epic action filled story. And do I see the groundwork of Bruce as Batman's return? An intriguing comic that has me wanting to come back for the next issue.

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The issue is a good one and out of the four I'd place it third in quality. The twist at the end is what elevates it from mediocre. It wasn't until that moment that I really was interested in the issue and that's what makes it stand out. It's a detail that really changes how to perceive this character and makes him all that more scarier.

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The first issue as I said is a decent read. It has a goal of getting things moving and introducing us to what makes Batwoman stands out. It does that all and then some. I think the issue was missing a bit of meat, because as I got to the end it felt like a quick read. This is one that might have been helped with an expanded first issue or this specific issue will read better as a trade. It's a good start though. We get a good sense of the key characters and mixed with the art it has more of a spy/action film vibe standing out from current takes on Batman. A good start that has me looking forward to the second issue.

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The series has had its ups and downs, but the story as a whole is amazing in its themes and what it says. Each issue feels like it adds depth when it comes to that getting the readers to think not just about the current issue, but the past ones as well. Black is an entertaining read and one that challenges the reader to think and explore beyond the page.

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While you might expect a black and white comic, there's a whole lot of gray in this new volume which expands this world in some shocking ways. This is the first of numerous releases and has me excited to see what's next and where it all goes. Fantastic concepts in a world I want to see more of.

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Basically, this is a comic without it's lead character in many ways and feels a little like when Captain America walked away from his title, which isn't a bad thing. The issue builds to what I assume is an eventual return and more importantly builds the world that is the Chapterverse, an under the radar superhero universe that's one that should be checked out.

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The second issue is a little of a dip in story but the visuals more than make up for it. I want to find out more about what Daniel is seeing and experiencing and that wanting to come back is a success. Definitely an interesting series that's getting its footing down to launch and make itself really stand out from the pack.

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Dark Ark: After the Flood #1 is a welcome return to the world and its twist on the Bible. A solid beginning for long-time readers and for those that are new, it's not too late to go back and see what you've missed.

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I'm generally not a horror fan but do enjoy the occasional zombie story. This combination of DC's iconic characters and an outbreak storyline works due to it understanding what it is and using familiar tropes and situations to maximum effect. While it might be familiar, if you're a fan of this genre, it's well worth checking out.

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The first issue does a good job of capturing the game and gives more than enough nods to it so that long time fans will be satisfied and it's done in a way that's not overwhelming for new readers. The comic has a grasp of what makes the game special in many ways and overall the success of the series will rest in how it translates all of that as the series goes on. So far though, it's really getting me to want to finally dive in and play this game that I've heard such amazing things about, watched play, but never had a chance to play myself (Gen Con here I come!).

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This is a good set up and has me wanting to see where it goes from here.

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I think the comic is pretty solid like the last one continuing to build what should pay off down the road. Again, it feels like something old mixed with something new, and that's a lot of what Rebirth is. The fact that Batwoman's worldview is at the center of this issue makes me happy in that it emphasizes she's running the show here, and that alone sets it all apart.

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There's a clear reader who will absolutely enjoy this debut issue, fans of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. There's an over the top aspect of it all that desensitizes the violence in a way that makes it comedic. The comic was a surprise for fans and retailers and what's inside too is surprising as it's a departure from Kirkman's other current series. If you like a little bit of ultraviolence to the point of borderline spoof, this is one to check out.

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More. That's the gist of it. We want more. This is a great concept with interesting characters and too few pages to explore any of it enough. If an issue gets you to that point and leaves you wanting more instead of frustrated, that's a good thing right?

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The comic is entertaining building out the direction of this series and dancing around some interesting topics like Captain Britain's role and the rivalry between magic and mutants. There's also the fantasy tragedy of fairytales to get things going. Excalibur #2 is a solid comic and one that weaved with the first continues to paint a unique voice for the new direction of mutants.

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There's something that's a lot of fun about Ghost-Spider #1. If you expect lots of action of a superhero comic, you'll be disappointed. Instead, the comic delivers something a bit different. It's a nice focus on a superhero trying to have a life with more drama than fighting. The first issue might not have tons of excitement but it has a hell of a hook. Ghost-Spider #1 is a comic to keep your eye on.

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I've never been the biggest Green Arrow fan, only reading some runs here and there. This issue though has me interested to see how this plays out. It might not be the Green Arrow that everyone knows and likes, but for me it's something I want to see how it plays out.

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In any case even with that, those like me who are casual fans can enjoy the one-shot and appreciate what's on the page. A fun read that has me wanting more one-shots like it.

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The issue gets back to basics in some ways exploring the emotional issues these three characters have due to their heroic nature and at the same time drives the murder mystery story. If only every issue was like this, the series would stand out more than it has and possibly have avoided its ups and downs in quality and focus.

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While the story for the issue doesn't excite, it does an excellent job of setting things up and taking us through Warlock's history. The art though is what stands out and is utterly amazing. There's something so unique about it all and out of everything this is the draw, no pun intended. A visual treat that is a solid way to catch up and see where things are going.

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While the issue feels like the group catching up to the events of "Prime," the interaction of everyone is beyond entertaining. It drives the issue and turns around an event that hasn't quite hit the beat. It's a righting of the ship in many ways and takes me from ho-hum to excited to see what happens next.

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A solid first issue that should be fun for fans of this series and video game and perfect for those who are looking to dive in. If nothing else, it presents some interesting questions that I'm looking forward to seeing if it has the answers.

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The first issue didn't blow me away. But, this is a miniseries I want to read and see where it goes. Whether that's as single issues or together as a trade is unknown. Invisible Woman brings a unique story to the shelves that's worth checking out.

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The issue is a good one that makes me want to come back for the second. I love the two films and to see more of Wick in a different way where different aspects can be explored is appreciated. Pak has the voice of it down, there just needs to be some work when it comes to more striking visuals.

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The issue is what I expected. It doesn't blow me away by a long shot, nor is it all that deep in what it delivers, but what it does do is deliver fun that I'd expect in a summer blockbuster. That's not a bad thing. It's a straight up action story without pretending it's anything else and in that way, it very much succeeds and excels.

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Killswitch #1 is just solid science fiction. It doesn't have a lot that's new but it does a great job at everything presented. The art, the story, it comes together for a really good read and a series that's well worth exploring for those that enjoy the genre.

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The digital chapter is a solid start in that it feels like it grounds the character, who is one of the more grounded in the Marvel universe, and has him facing health. Del Col starts intelligently by focusing in on his daughter helping to transition into what he's facing himself, traumatic brain injury.

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Man-Thing #1 is a bit of a mixed bag. Half isn't what I expected and it's still entertaining. But, what is presented caught me so off guard I was taken out of it a bit. The second half though nails the horror comic perfectly. It's more of what I expected and wanted. Who knows what future issues will hold and maybe now I know what to expect I can enjoy it a bit more. If nothing else, even with a high profile writer things can still surprise.

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The first issue is an interesting one. There's a lot that's intriguing and I want to learn more but at the same time there's little I care about as far as characters. The horror version of Pinocchio is what has me intrigued to continue. The first issue doesn't quite have me getting what makes Metal Men so popular and beloved but it's interesting enough for me to continue.

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New Super-Man is one of the most intriguing of the Rebirth titles. Two issues in and I'm excited to see where it goes, and have no idea what to expect next.

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A comic I was nervous about has gotten me intrigued to see more. While a lot of it is predictable it's still enjoyable presenting question both in this world's history but also in moral ways that had me reflecting and pondering as a reader.

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I've been looking forward to Northguard #1 and had high hopes going in. The comic didn't disappoint me at all and continues the solid work began in Captain Canuck. Chapterhouse Comics looks to have another fun series on its hands.

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The series continues to be fun delivering an experience that knows its genre and plays with it keeping us guessing as to who's next and who's the killer. If you're a fan of the slasher horror genre, this is a must.

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The comic is fun. That's the best way to put it. It's not deep, but it's a buddy adventure with kids learning who they are. And Gleason remember to infuse that with fun throughout. The comic is an entertaining read, which at times is all we really want or need. The reason this is a “read” instead of a “buy” is just the fact isn't some vital issue, or the best of the best type of issue. But, it'd be a comic I'd absolutely be happy with in my weekly pull list, and for folks who want to check out this series, this is a solid issue to hop on with.

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The first issue is ok, and I enjoyed reading it, but for me, the key is to see where it goes and how it differentiates itself from other series, embracing the character's complicated past, while forging its individual path.

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The first issue's a fun one that leans heavy on the goofier nature of G.I. Joe and delivers a take on the classic franchise that's absolutely different than what IDW has presented in earlier runs. While those had a more grounded style (which works) this one celebrates the wild characters and brings it all together with Hasbro's franchises (there's a Jem reference!). This feels like an over the top world, exactly the type of story so many of us told with our toy collection growing up. And with that, it brings a smile to my face.

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For fans of the previous volume, little has changed. This first issue picks up where things left off with the same characters, similar status, and same look. This isn't All-New, All-Different, it's a continuation of what's come before. And that's quite ok as that worked really well. For those who missed the previous volume, this is a solid jumping on point.

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Snow White: Zombie Apocalypse #1 is the comic you didn't know you needed. If you like the idea of mashups or just zombie stories in general, this is one to check out.

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The issue is an entertaining one that's a quick read but had me laughing throughout. It's a less serious take on Star Wars in a way poking fun at what is a serious matter. While not as good as the first issue, it's still succeeds in delivering an aspect of how others view Vader, in this case fear of his wrath. For those that want a laugh or are Star Wars fans, this is well worth checking out.

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