Byron Hendricks's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Fortress of Solitude Reviews: 210
8.1Avg. Review Rating

4.5
13 Coins #2

Nov 28, 2014

13 Coins is a good read, it seems to have potential but I dont see it as being a title that I will follow religiously. It is telling a good storyonly problem is the story telling and images are average for the most part.

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9.0
Abe Sapien #6

Oct 21, 2013

This issue is quite different to what you would expect, but that does not mean that it is disappointing at all. Although it might not be as action packed, it is filled with emotion and strong story-telling, which lets the reader know that something great is planned for this series. Something that just might break the tradition of the BPRD universe!

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10
Action Comics (2011) #23.2

Sep 25, 2013

Action Comics #23.2 gives you a great origin for an antagonist that all have come to know. Zod remains true to his character throughout this issue, even from his youth. He looks upon Kryptonians with disgust. He is the man that believes that there is no time for the weak and lazy, that it is about survival of the fittest. In his eyes Krypton has gone soft and only he can restore it to its former glory. It would seem that the reason he loves monsters is because he is one, and the conclusion to this issue makes all of the above apparent in an extreme way!

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7.0
Adventures of Supergirl #2

Feb 15, 2016

This second chapter is a good one, even though it does feel too short. As you get into the action the issue leaves you on a cliffhanger. This issue serves its purpose at highlighting the relationship between the two sisters but you cant help but feel that there should have been more rampaging.

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7.0
Adventures of Supergirl #3

Feb 26, 2016

This weeks ten pages wraps up the battle between Supergirl and Rampage. This issue explores the characters a little bit more by showing us more of Supergirls thoughts and by showing us the motive behind Rampage and her actions. The ending does feel somewhat rushed. However, being limited to ten pages, this is rather inevitable.

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9.0
Age of Ultron #10

Aug 24, 2013

Age of Ultron #10 A.I. could even be re-titled as Hank Pym #0. It is the interlude to new series called Avengers A.I. This new series will have a focus on technology and crimes committed using high level artificial intelligence. We will see a rather interesting team of Avengers and this is emphasised in the conclusion of the issue.

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7.5
Aliens/Vampirella #4

Dec 3, 2015

The art is great, gory and filled with detail. The colours are dark for the most part and this works well at creating thrill and suspense as the reader witnesses the horrific brutalities that the Xenomorphs commit. These creatures can strike fear into the hardest of hearts. Expect to see Vampirella with more clothes on this time round. Afterall, she is in space and she has to look the part. But this is an enjoyable issue with a balance between action and dialogue as we prepare for a climatic conclusion.

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6.0
Angry Birds Comics (2016) #1

Jan 5, 2016

The comic does what it has to; it gets the name out there and will definitely appeal to the younger generation. It is not a work of art, nor is is expertly written, but it serves its purpose and offers some lighthearted fun.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #23.1

Sep 25, 2013

Geoff Johns and Tony Bedard have given us one of the more enjoyable Villain Month reads, one that keeps the origins brief and focuses mostly on the present actions of our villain protagonist. We get to see that villains can be normal people that have become monsters through anger and hate. If you are interested in finding out what the future holds for Black Manta, how he will fit into Forever Evil, then this is the perfect read for you! If you are just looking at grabbing a Villain Month issue this is definitely one of the better reads in the series.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #23.2

Oct 15, 2013

Aquaman #23.2 Ocean Master does not offer an origin, but what it does offer is so much more. It gives the reader an opportunity to see what is going on in the mind of a man that is bound to protecting his own people, yet he is faced with seeing innocent humans being slaughtered and tormented all around him. He has his own set of beliefs it is the conclusion of this issue that shows us just how any character has the ability to grow no matter how hard their heart might seem.

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9.6
Archer & Armstrong #0.2014

Feb 5, 2014

This is a great origins issue. It is well thought out and it does not come off as a rush job to please the fans. This title prepares for a crossover with Bloodshot and the H.A.R.Dcorps. This issue not only offers an origin, it also offers a great tie in as we see just how Archer fits into the H.A.R.Dcorps plans as they and Bloodshot prepare for the Sect Civil War. Valiant never seizes to impress!

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7.0
Archie vs. Predator #2

May 15, 2015

This second issue does a great job at providing a worthy sequel. It is definitely superior to the first issue in every regard. You will find yourself wanting more.

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7.0
Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1

Feb 26, 2016

This issue does its job. It sets the basis for a brand new Army of Darkness arc. It is not the strongest or most memorable issue but it holds some promise, especially if you are a fan of the franchise. With the Supernatural on his side, will Ash finally get the Deadites to rest in peace?

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5.0
B.A.R. MAID #4

Mar 17, 2014

This issue is not as great as Zenescopes other offerings. There are better offerings out there. Titles like Wonderland still incorporate the female sex appeal, however the characters and their art are far stronger than what is offered here. Ironically, this is a title that delves away from the fairytale and fable tradition of Zenescope. It offers something new but ends up being the most clich.

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8.0
Batman (2011) #23.1

Sep 21, 2013

Fortunately, we managed to secure a rare 3D cover copy of Batman #23.1 Joker, thanks to Readers Den. Feel free to contact the staff at Readers Den, they may be able to secure a 2nd print for you. They are also running an awesome competition where the winner will receive one of these much sought after Joker 3D lenticular issues.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #23.4

Oct 6, 2013

Once again, Readers Den has managed to secure a 3D issue for us. With their 3D issues going for R47, these comic books are selling fast!

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #23.1

Sep 21, 2013

Batman and Robin #23.1 is a great read for the fact that Tomasi does not try to fix that which is not broken. We get a glimpse into the mind of an iconic villain as he experiences the turmoil that Forever Evil has imposed upon Gotham. Although the art gives and takes, overall, it is still a well-drawn enjoyable read that boasts one of the best 3D lenticulars in the Villain Month series.This issue was secured through Readers Den at the low price of R47. Readers Den is the only local comic book store doing 3D issues at cover prices!

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9.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #23.2

Sep 26, 2013

The issue is put together quite nicely and ends up being a satisfying read that reminds us of just how scary The Court of Owls are. It will leave you wishing that each little story were just a little bit longer and this becomes the prime problem of this issue. It called for a bumper issue, but the calling was left unheard. Not only does this issue show us a bit more of what these villains are about, it also does a good job of setting up for the next Talon issue as things get really violent and heated upon conclusion. Featuring some fine colouring and art, Batman and Robin #23.2 Court of Owls is still one of the better reads from the Villain Month and a definite must have for fans of the Batmans The Court of Owls graphic novel. Everything is as creepy as this issues cover!

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8.4
Batman and Robin (2011) #23.3

Oct 6, 2013

A special thanks to Readers Den for managing to keep a copy of this beautiful 3D lenticular aside for us! Readers Den is offering 3D issues at the low price of R47!

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #23.4

Oct 15, 2013

Killer Croc is a decent issue plagued by too many time shifts. It still makes for a great read but with so many other Croc origins released in the past year this title seems kind of unnecessary. A Talia or Leviathan story could have been a great edition instead. Although the story is not that strong, the artwork truly makes this an entertaining and worthwhile read.

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7.5
Batman and Robin (2011): Futures End #1

Oct 16, 2014

So what you get for most of this book is a highly detailed but almost mute fight scene, no links to Damians fate, no direct consequence to the Futures End arc. All this One Shot succeeds in doing is providing some great imagery and proving that an adult Robin can also be bad ass! This issue is an enjoyable read but one that has no impact on the current and future events brought on by the events of Futures End.

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9.6
Batman Beyond 2.0 #1

Aug 25, 2013

This issue serves as a solid introduction to a new take on Neo-Gotham. Kyle Higgins manages to transfer his writing to another title and make it a success. There are many familiar faces used in this issue and we see that Terry has still not sorted out his personal life as yet. You may read it and be left wanting more Batman action scenes, but this issue serves its purpose and that is to introduce a new crime and a new adventure. An adventure that will hopefully explain the time-delay that lead to Batman not being aware of a high ranking officials death in Gotham.

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9.6
Batman/Superman (2013) #1

Jul 10, 2013

All in all this made for an excellent recommendable read. This is one of those rare instances where you can judge a book by its cover. (Even though you shouldn't, the character costumes are raw and awesome!) If you are looking for something to knock you out with awe, this issue is one hell of a shiner!

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7.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Dec 8, 2015

All in all, this is a great idea that seems to be working well given that it is the first issue. It features characters that are literally and figuratively worlds apart. It will be interesting to see how this story turns out, especially since the Shredder and his Foot Clan are hidden in the shadows of Gotham.

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10
Batman: Black and White #1

Sep 5, 2013

Batman Black and White #1 is beautiful. Although the stories may seem too fleeting and confusing, it is still an awesome read. Each story is unique and features some of the best art that DC has to offer.

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9.0
Batman: Eternal #1

Apr 15, 2014

Batman Eternal #1 makes for a great read that comes with a strong recommendation. This new story has so much potential. From here on one can feel confident that Batman Eternal is being drawn and scripted by artists and writers that care for the character and what he embodies. Expect new gadgets, new heroes and some good old corruption" Gotham style.

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7.0
Batman: Rebirth #1

Jun 25, 2016

For the most part, nothing amazing happens in this issue. It exists to show us that Duke has a different relationship with Batman. He is not like the Robins before him. He is destined to be someone else; something else. Hopefully, the reason for him being different will come to light in the issues to follow.

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8.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #23.1

Sep 29, 2013

All in all the book is decent, our villainess has a different sort of motivation, one which is rather unique within the Batman universe and sends us on a rather dark journey, one that will send chills down your spine. So if you are into blood, graphic violence and menacing little puppets, this is definitely one for you. Ventriloquists backstory is told well and the art really sets the tone to the events that occur in the story. All this and it still manages to end on a twisted little note.

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6.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #23.2

Sep 21, 2013

The Dark Knight #23.2 Mr Freeze is average, with no new developments. Mr. Freeze does not grow in any way or form. As the reader you do not like him more now that he is mother obsessed anti-social. The Mr Freeze of old was a tad bit more noble and motivated by his love for his wife, this one just seems too twisted and is not somebody you can sympathize with. Though the violence and sheer gore make this an interesting read, it is not one that will leave you in awe.

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7.0
Batwing: Futures End #1

Oct 8, 2014

Whilst this issue is rather predictable and has no direct impact on the Futures End event; it is still a great one to have. As it does a good job of creating a once off issue that will keep fans of Batwing and Batman Inc happy. It has some great character designs and plenty of action packed pages that feature more fly kicks than, "The Dark Knight Rises" Luke Fox might just be the Batwing that we deserve!

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8.4
Black Dynamite #1

Jan 22, 2014

If you are familiar with the character I am sure you will enjoy this comic more. However, on its own Black Dynamite #1 is a solid, entertaining read for all to enjoy. It offers great dialogue and memorable comedic moments that are executed with perfect timing. This is blaxploitation at its best,as. It takes a past genre and welcomes it to the present.

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7.0
Black Dynamite #4

Nov 11, 2014

This is a fun issue that offers a little bit of a life lesson in between all of the sheer Tom Foolery it presents. This title offers a nice break from the complex comics that populated the shelf space at your local comic store. So sit back and enjoy a few laughs with this one.

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8.4
Blackout #1

Mar 25, 2014

Overall, it is a satisfying read, one that holds some promise like the promise of Mecha for instance! Featuring some great art, a nice ultraviolent scene and good dialogue, Blackout is definitely one worth following. It will be interesting to see just what new ideas can be used when it comes to dimensional teleportation.

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10
Bloodshot #0

Sep 2, 2013

The art is great and this is mainly due to the layout of the panels. One scene in particular is really enhanced by the layout. The panels seem to change position and shrink as a character dies a brutal death at the hands of many attackers. This layout really helps you get the feel of this character being overwhelmed by his surroundings as he is unable to maintain his focus as his attackers strike him from all directions. The panels then go on to become tiny solid black panels as if he is taking his last breathes and is about to die at any moment. Baumanns colouring accompanied by a good layout and exceptional writing have truly made Bloodshot #0 a solid issue that feels like the Universal Soldier concept on steroids!

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9.6
Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #14

Oct 2, 2013

This issue is a great story focused read that introduces a new aspect to the current Bloodshot run. Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps #14 looks as though it is setting up for something big, whilst promising to be an engaging read, one that will be improving on the flaws of the past. This issue ends on one heck of a cliff hanger ensuring that the reader comes back for more of this new adventure.

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8.0
Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #15

Nov 13, 2013

This issue is a good read but it is not the great read that #14 or Bloodshot #0 was. However, it does serve its core purpose of introducing new characters and the concepts of a team of heroes being formed in order to unite against a common enemy. With Harada being a common threat in forthcoming issues who knows what graphic violence awaits the reader. Lets just hope the characters are given a chance to grow before they go!

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6.5
Bloodshot: Reborn Annual #1

Mar 29, 2016

All in all, the annual is a solid offering, but it is not what one is expecting to receive. It has a great look and showcases lots of talent but some of us want to see what Bloodshot does best; some of us miss the days where Bloodshot was a stone cold killing machine, the type of monster that the Boogeyman looks under his bed for. An annual with some serious and violent missions would have been great to read as well. Prepare for the unexpected when grabbing this title.

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8.0
Bounce #4

Aug 21, 2013

The story is interesting and action packed, leaving the reader wondering what will happen next. Although it does feel a bit like a dark take on Spiderman, Jaspers character is far from being Peter Parker. He is all about getting his high while taking down crime. He is more of an anti-hero that enjoys beating on bad guys between getting lifted. Although the ending may seem a little clich, the scientific experiments holds promise and the introduction of villains make for an interesting lead to issue 5.

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8.0
Bushido #1

Oct 10, 2013

Bushido #1 has superb art that is brought down by an average script. The script does not offer you anything new besides vampires in the Edo period. It is the classic unworthy warrior story, one in which the the protagonist has to step up and become a hero whilst showing his people that he is indeed worthy of being a samurai. This is a five issue series, where a new issue will be released each Wednesday wrapping up Images horror offering just after Halloween.

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9.6
Bushido #3

Oct 23, 2013

Bushido #3 is a great improvement on a story that seemed clich. Now it is offering this classic tale in a different light, a light they will hopefully lead to the defeat of the vampire threat. Kichiro will have a lot to do as his brother has his own demons to fight, especially now that he has a Raven breathing down his neck and whispering in his ear. Issue #4 is out soon and that is definitely going to be an interesting read! Will we see worlds collide as Kichiro duels with Orochi I hope so!

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10
Bushido #5

Nov 2, 2013

So as Halloween arrives and this story concludes it is safe to say that this may not be the last you see of Bushido. With writing and art this great it would be awesome to see this title resurrect for a second run. So long as they limit the threat to vampires and stick to what has worked, I am sure readers will be pleased. I would hate to see the Samurai move on to other supernatural threats. Bushido #5 is an excellent read and concludes this series with a work of art.

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10
Buzzkill #4

Jan 6, 2014

Boasting some great writing, Buzzkill is a series that deserves to be read! This finale is epic and filled with real life tragedy in a world of superheroes. The topic of alcoholism and drug abuse is a global problem, one that needs to be explained in the realm of superheroes as well. Buzzkill brings this subject matter to life with a hero whose weakness gives him the greatest of strength.

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6.0
Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

Jun 25, 2016

This is a rather average and predictable comic. Even still, nobody would expect the controversial conclusion.

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7.0
Chronos Commandos #3

Sep 14, 2013

This is a decent issue. A concept like this could be used better though. What we are given ends up having a rather weak plot that relies on the art and colouring to pull it through to another issue. The Sarge and the Nazis are a bit clich, but Einstein is quite a cool addition to the team of heroes and is the main reason why you should own this comic " even though he only shares a few pages of it!

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7.0
Cinderella: Age of Darkness #1

Nov 6, 2014

Cinderella #1 provides a great new take on this character, what you are seeing here is complete originality, as Cindy is nothing like the girl you thought she was. This issue is able to stand on its own even though the intention was to blend it into the events of Realm War, proving that the writing is good enough to keep any reader entertained.

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10
Clown Fatale #4

Feb 11, 2014

Clown Fatale #4 is far from a good read. Often a good concluding issue will inspire you to obtain the issues that you have missed. Not so much with Clown Fatale. The violence feels forced and the characters are too clichd.

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7.0
Concrete Park: Respect #1

Sep 3, 2014

Concrete Park is a good read that has a very cinematic flow to it. It would be great to see some more unpredictable events in the issues to come. It concluded with a rather clich cliff hanger. It would be great to see the intensity of the action scenes utilised to their full potential; leading to cliff hangers that will leave reader salivating at the mouth.

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8.0
Constantine #5

Aug 9, 2013

Constantine #5 serves nothing more than being a tie-in for readers that are already invested in the Constantine New 52 ongoing series. If a new reader were to pick this up, it would be nothing more than an entertaining issue. It does not intrigue you enough to be interested in what follows next, even though it ended on a drastic note. It also doesn't intrigue you enough to research what has happened in the past issues. It feels more like it was rushed to fulfill the promise of a Constantine and Shazam crossover.

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8.5
Constantine: Futures End #1

Oct 7, 2014

This is a great issue with a good twist. To see these legendary magical powerhouses go head to head is something of sheer brilliance. The concept is a great one, one that will get people talking as Constantine proves that he has the power to outwit his enemy no matter who they are.

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8.4
Criminal Macabre: The Eyes Of Frankenstein #1

Sep 16, 2013

This story follows the 30 Days of Night war. Niles was clever to make the people think that the war with the vampires was the end, but it in actual fact was only the beginning. With so many abnormalities occurring simultaneously, this issue gives you the sense that a great threat is about to emerge. Who or what that threat is, is the question.

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7.0
Criminal Macabre: The Eyes Of Frankenstein #2

Nov 1, 2013

No mention of what is killing the ghouls or what has caused Frankenstein to start losing his sight, so new readers could use this book as a starting point. But those who have picked up the first issue may find themselves wanting. Cal is an enjoyable character that makes this read enjoyable but you cannot bank on your lead character to pull you through each issue. Hopefully we will learn more about the unknown forces at play in the next issue!

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7.5
Critical Hit #1

Oct 6, 2014

This is a great opening issue, giving the reader a story that will have them gripped from the get go. It draws you in and keeps your interest thanks to the images being combined with a great script.

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8.0
Critical Hit #4

Feb 18, 2015

This is a great issue, my favorite in this series. It is just a pity that this arc is over and who knows what will come next. Hopefully something will. It is good to see heroes fighting for a worthy cause as they take it upon themselves to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

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7.0
Danger Girl: Renegade #1

Sep 2, 2015

Danger girl is a fun read, filled with action. The script has a fast pace that gives you the feel that this character is on the run from both her past and her true identity. Danger Girl Renegade promises to tell us more about this protagonist and it will be great to see what makes her a spy unlike any other we have seen already.

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7.0
Dead Drop #1

May 12, 2015

All in all, this read is somewhat of an extended chase scene. It looks pretty, but there is simply too little to make it a memorable read. This feels like a filler and for a first issue that is not the type of feeling you want t give the reader.

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7.0
Divinity #1

Feb 12, 2015

So it is all starting in the Australian outback, where Camp meets the communist Russian new god that is Abram Adams. I am keen to see where this story goes from here as it is clearly offering something new to the Valiant universe. This is the beginning of an epic sci-fi adventure, so bring on Book 2!

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7.5
Divinity #2

Mar 31, 2015

Another solid issue, albeit very different from the first issue. Matt Kindt does a great job of writing this issue. The story is not split in this one, so it is easier to follow and lets the reader find out a little more about the lead character.

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5.0
Earth 2 #15.2

Sep 25, 2013

Earth 2 #15.2 is not an origin story. It is barely a read. Purchasing this one will definitely leave you with buyers remorse. Not even an amazing lenticular can justify this purchase. Although the art is great and really captures the character whilst depicting him as a major threat, the story is just lacklustre. There are no twists and turns. Like a zombie the reader does not even have to think in order to complete this read. At least they managed to incorporate the Grundy poem I guess

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10
Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and the Red Death #1

Nov 1, 2013

This comic is a great read that shows us the best that both of Corben and Poe have to offer. It is the perfect blend of two artists offering their best works in order to create a timeless comic. One that is good enough to be used as prescribed literature in an students journey towards obtaining a degree in English.

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8.0
Ehmm Theory #1

Aug 6, 2013

Ehmm Theory is a fun read that leaves the reader wondering what direction it will be going to next. It may not sound original, as it is Heaven vs the undead, but as the reader you are not sure that Gabriel will only be facing zombies. How can the reader know when Gabriel and Mr. Whispers do not know their objectives? The only one who seems to have a little bit of understanding is St. Peter and it is this mystery that definitely warrants reading issue #2!

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8.4
Ehmm Theory #3

Sep 24, 2013

Ehmm Theory #3 has opened a whole new realm of possibilities. The fourth issue is the final issue and with the unpredictable events of this issue you cant help but wonder how they will be able to conclude this story with only an issue remaining. So many things are yet to be explained and there is so little time to do so. This has been a rather enjoyable series thus far and a rushed conclusion would not do it any justice at all. Plus, I want to see more of the foul mouthed Mr. Whispers!

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9.0
Ehmm Theory #4

Dec 6, 2013

Prepare for a cliffhanger of note, as a whole new world of options opens before your eyes and more hidden truths are exposed, leading for what I like to describe as a mid-season finale. I would not mind seeing a Mr. Whispers One Shot in the meantime. There is nothing better than seeing the cutest of characters using some of the foulest language ever whilst being quick to anger. Do yourself a favour and grab this Turn Paperback.

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9.0
Forever Evil #1

Sep 10, 2013

Forever Evil is DCs first major cross over comic in a while and it is looking like it is guaranteed to bring on action, violence, comedy an heroism in the form of unlikely team ups and unknown allies. It made for a great first issue and introduction. Lets just hope that it has a conclusion that will satisfy each and every reader that paid for the Trinity War Finale.

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9.6
Forever Evil: Arkham War #1

Oct 17, 2013

After a rather mediocre Villain Month issue, Bane is back with a bang! Although it recaps quiet a bit, Arkham War #1 gives off a lot of promise and show us the brutality of the war that lies ahead. Right now Gotham is pressured and tense as villains fight for territory, but Bane shows us he wants it all. So expect the unexpected. Bane is as focused as ever. There will be casualties!

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9.6
Furious #3

Mar 25, 2014

This is a great read paired up with art and colouring that works towards creating a great issue. The writing is powerful and shows us how a powerful female lead character is important, if not necessary for modern day comics. Whilst telling a great story, Furious is a read that encourages female independence and gender equality. Every strong superhero needs a strong villain, one that makes the protagonist question their abilities, morals and beliefs; this issue offers just that and then some!

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9.0
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #5

Aug 16, 2013

The contrast of this book makes it an interesting read. When you think G.I. Joe you think of explosions, over the top action and heroics. This Cobra file story has none of that. It lets you know that the G.I. Joe HQ is not always buzzing with vibrant people as you are made to believe. Instead, it is out of this HQ that a threat could be born.

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6.0
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7

Oct 10, 2013

Cobra Files #7 is a great read that shows the reader that the action is definitely going to follow in the next two issues. While it sticks to the dark and emotional side of this series we get a glimmer of what is about to come and believe me G.I. Joe Cobra Files #8 is about to bring the fire!

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7.5
Genius #2

Aug 13, 2014

Overall, the concept and story is great. To think that a child genius can use her IQ in order to become one of the most notorious rebels makes for an interesting read. But has her brilliance led her towards losing her humanity? Have her supporters become expendable, sacrifices to the cause of her cold calculations? Is this their destiny or hers?

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7.0
Ghost Wolf #3

Jun 20, 2014

This is a good concept backed up by some good writing, but the book is far from being great. If you look at the art, even for a dark read it still feels flat. The colours look hazy and dull at times leaving the reader wishing that they used more solid colours in the background at times. It is still a great read that will leave you wanting the next issue in order to find out what Mara can do now that she has adopted the mantle of the Ghost Wolf.

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9.6
Ghosted #1

Sep 16, 2013

Ghosted #1 is definitely a read that I can recommend. It is, however, by no means intended for children as it contains strong language, sex and a rape scene. There is enough packed into the story to even make an adult cringe. Ghosted has received critical acclaim thus far and looks like a solid release by Image comics. Now it is time for the long wait for issue #2!

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7.0
Godstorm: Hercules Payne #2

May 20, 2014

This issue is perfect if you are just starting to follow this series. It is also great to see a modern re-telling of this classic story as it is definitely a new take on this character, providing the much needed refresh.

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8.0
Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth #2

Aug 7, 2013

This issue is a great for a newcomer, even though it is issue 2 of the new series. The epic battle is enough to serve as a great introduction to this new run in the Godzilla series. Although the story in this issue may seem a bit bland, thanks to humanity, the mention of giant robots used for battling monsters makes this title seem promising.

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8.4
Goof #1

Mar 4, 2014

Goof #1 is not a bad read, you can relate to Nick. Readers will be laughing and, depending on your sense of humour, the final scene could be a make or break the comic for you. Goof has endless possibilities and as long as good jokes are placed into the issues I am sure people will enjoy this digital only read. The average Joe can relate to this protagonist well and this makes for a good strong-point for this title. Lets hope the issues to follow can capitalise on this.

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7.0
Goof #2

Apr 1, 2014

Goof #2 is not as strong a follow up, it hardly contains any real laughable jokes this time round. It is a more story driven issue with the major problem being that the humour is blatantly forced. While the art is decent and aims to lighten the mood, the story is quite limited and predictable. C

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8.5
Grayson: Futures End #1

Oct 8, 2014

This was an enjoyable read, one that is a must have for any Nightwing or Bat Family fan. It allows you to see this iconic character in a whole new light and a brand new role. This is a great new look for Dick Grayson as he takes on the role of being a superspy. Thanks to this one shot I will definitely be looking for more issues of this brand new title.

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9.0
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wonderland #17

Nov 20, 2013

This is a well written and enjoyable issue. The story of Wonderland really seems to be an interesting journey filled with psychological struggles as well as living threats! I would recommend that the reader try to get hold of the previous issues. If this one issue was so intriguing, imagine reading the full story!

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7.0
ICE Critical Mass #1

Nov 27, 2014

This is a great prequel issue that sets up what looks like an action packed clash between the good guys and bad guys, although they are unaware of each other at this point in time. Featuring some good writing accompanied by good art. This is the perfect introductory issue for newcomers to the series and will keep existing fans satisfied.

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9.0
Interceptor #2

Feb 17, 2016

Interceptor #2 is a great follow-up to the debut issue that left many impressed. The second issue certainly keeps up the tradition as it is truly impressive and does a great job of building the current characters while introducing new characters in the mix. Be sure to follow this Heavy Metal title. It is going to be a major success!

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8.0
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #1

Apr 16, 2014

This debut issue of a new Iron Fist is one of the greatest titles available through Marvel Now. It is a must read, especially with the Heroes for Hire cast making their debut on Netflix in the not so distant future. Do yourself a favour and grab this comic, you will be surprised to see just how successful a re-telling of an old story can be. Kaare Andrews has pulled off one heck of a job, one that will create a strong following for this all new comic series.

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7.0
Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask #2

Dec 3, 2014

Although not as good as Itty Bitty Hellboy (Who had a few stories per issue) this is a great story for younger readers. The jokes do not have a punchlines as its predecessor did but it will entertain youthful minds. The colours alone will get the job done even though the story is rather lacking.

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8.0
Itty Bitty Hellboy #1

Sep 29, 2013

Unless you are the type of reader that solely likes Hellboy for it dark and gritty reads, you might want to avoid this book as it is not at all set in the Hellboy universe that you are accustomed to. If you are a reader open to something different and a youthful adventure, it is totally worthwhile giving Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 a read. As a parent this is definitely a comic you could get your kids to started on. It is a brisk comic that could make the concept of reading feel more like fun and less of a task to a little kid.

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7.0
Jack Hammer #1

Nov 9, 2013

Jack Hammer is a good story with an interesting plot. It will be interesting to see some more of the super powers at play and just what makes our protagonist special. You cannot deny the feeling that had the art been a little less sketchy it would become a more appealing read and the colours would most likely work better that way as well.

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4.0
Judge Dredd #10

Aug 22, 2013

A concept with so much potential is really wasted here. It leaves you wishing that Dann had ten eyes so he could see a tenth future, a more entertaining one. This issue seems as though it were a filler used to buy time for the adventure that lies ahead. Had a little more tact been used in order to show Dredds problem solving skills, this issue could have been a better read. What we end up with instead is a rather average read.

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9.0
Judge Dredd #13

Dec 3, 2013

This issue serves its purpose well and that is to show that Dredd is offering something new each issue. These shifts keep this on-going fresh and really leave the reader wondering what the creative team will be offering next. It is not the strongest Dredd story but it gets the job it was meant to do done. Maybe a less fleeting conclusion would have been the better option; instead it could have been spread into 4 issues as it would have been nice to see how Dredd adapts to living in the past with the low level technology that is available to him.

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7.5
Judge Dredd (2015) #2

Jan 21, 2016

This is a good read that is not necessarily as dark as the Dredd that we know from the 2000AD run, but this comic exemplifies what Dredd stands for universally and that is LAW. Witness Dredd as he attempts to knock some sense into the rather selfish and carefree people of Mega-City Zero.

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9.0
Juice Squeezers #2

Feb 11, 2014

At the end of the day Juice Squeezers #2 is a good read, but to get to know the characters better I suggest that the first issue also be read. Juice Squeezers sports a large cast of teens in what seems to be a sort of Coming of Age comic that involves insects, hidden truths and a spark of romance. It is definitely a read that can be enjoyed by all.

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8.0
Justice League #23.2

Sep 21, 2013

After reading this issue the question, Why? is still left flying around. Was this character change/introduction necessary when the new Lobo is mostly akin to the impostor Lobo? In some close-up scenes they actually look alike! The only reason I can think of this change is that DC are hoping to reach a new market at the expense of the old, granted that some people do not actually enjoy Lobo. This origin story is passable and the art is good, but seeing as it is considered as being a Villain month one shot, this whole concept seems unnecessary. Lets look forward to the two Lobos confronting each other and may the best bastiche win!

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8.4
Justice League #23.4

Oct 6, 2013

A big thanks goes to Readers Den for supplying us with this 2D issue, all 2D issues are available at R35 each and yes, they ship nationwide!

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10
Justice League of America (2013) #7.1

Sep 21, 2013

Kindt does a solid job on this issue and convincing the reader that Suicide Squad is in good hands with his take-over in October. Justice League of America #7.1 Deadshot provides the much needed link from the disbanded team to Suicide Squad #24, and the mission that follows looks pretty interesting to say the least. This is definitely one of the strongest Villain Month issues! This 3D issue is available from Readers Den at the low price of R47. An issue like this is one that will be flying of the shelves!

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9.0
Justice League of America (2013) #7.4

Oct 6, 2013

Thank You to Readers Den for making this review possible, without their assistance this issue would have never been possible to obtain as 3D issues are like gold! Especially when Readers Den is offering them at cover price! Get yours now!

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8.4
Kick-Ass 3 #2

Sep 9, 2013

The conclusion to the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.s adventure is closing in. However, they manage to put the same effort into Kick-Ass on a constant basis. Kick Ass 2 offers some great twists and some twisted ideas. The danger is real and crime is still rife. Will Kick Ass manage to make a difference in the world or even his city? Somehow I do not see this trilogy being the end of the franchise.

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9.0
Lobster Johnson: Get The Lobster #1

Feb 6, 2014

Emerging from the New York City sewers Lobster Johnson is not afraid to get his hands dirty as he dishes out justice. Justice holds no preference; it does not matter if you are a criminal, mafia goon or monster. Find yourself on the wrong side of the law and you will receive the claw!

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9.0
Low #1

Aug 3, 2014

This first issue is definitely an interesting read that gives a truly new concept. It is aimed at the mature reader as it has some graphic violence and some nudity for a vast array of pages. But this all contributes to the opening of a story that is filled with potential. One where kids may be the center of it all but it is definitely not one for kids to read. It will be interesting to see where this family goes to from here as they are so closely knit even in the face of adversity.

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9.0
Mass Effect: Foundation #1

Aug 18, 2013

This first of a thirteen issue run is entertaining and leaves the reader in anticipation. You do not have to go into reading this issue with any knowledge of the Mass Effect series. It is well written, well-paced and has a few mentions that hint at future tie-ins. As a story on its own it is excellent. You get to follow a new ruthless agent and her intriguing newly recruited sidekick as they attempt to hunt down a man that nobody knows anything about. The ending will also leave your mind wanting.

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7.5
Midnight Tiger #1

Jun 30, 2014

This is a great first issue that introduces the reader to the threats that Gavin will have to deal with when he dons the mask of the Midnight Tiger. Gavin is a great lead character that has a wit about himself and has a great focus on ridding his city of crime. This title looks promising and it is definitely one that will provide some stellar action scenes!

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8.0
Mystery Girl #2

Jan 7, 2016

This story is very unpredictable, really lending to the name the series has been given. It is definitely an interesting read that will leave the reader wanting to know what happens next as it truly feels as though you are reading the script to a TV series. So expect to be entertained and then left wanting more. Mystery Girl has definitely piqued the interest of many and it is only a matter of time before this title becomes known to the masses.

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9.0
Nailbiter #1

May 12, 2014

This series looks promising. Even though it will be tackling a rather harsh topic, there is nothing better than a good game of cat and mouse. So far the writing has been good and it is engaging, leaving you waiting and wanting more. This is a great horror title that proves that man himself can be the greatest monster of all!

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9.0
Nailbiter #2

Jun 11, 2014

This is a great read. It is written perfectly and timed well. Nailbiter #2 is a great follow up to a successful issue. There is definitely something odd happening in this story, something that leaves the question; is Edward Charles Warren as innocent as the jury found him to be or does he know the secret of the Buckaroo Butchers?

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7.0
Nailbiter #12

May 12, 2015

The new threat in Oregon is not that great and they make for a weak cliffhanger. What we need to see is more of Warren and Finch as they duke it out verbally and physically. Finchs aggression is great to see as he exemplifies just how Buckaroo can affect one emotionally and mentally. This leads the reader to believe that Finch may have become the monster in this nail biting issue.

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5.0
Never Ending #1

Dec 2, 2013

Never Ending offers a different story but it is nothing new. After a solid introduction to a new character you end up feeling nothing for him. Maybe further issues will make him more interesting but right now all we have to work from is an autobiography that is as clich as the abilities given to him by the meteor.

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9.0
Ninjak #1

Mar 24, 2015

This debut was definitely well worth the wait. Ninjak #1 proves to be a hit as we expected. Kindt offers a solid story filled with writing at its best. And then you have Clay Mann backing up each and every bit of writing with solid and impactful art. This issue is almost flawless and definitely a series worth following.

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7.5
Ninjak #7

Sep 11, 2015

Ninjak is always a great read and it is definitely one of Valiant's top titles. Be sure to get this issue as it not only deals with Ninjak's present but it deal deals with his past as well. Ninjak #7 also includes a free instalment of Ninjak: The Lost Files, so it definitely bangs for your buck!

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9.0
Numbercruncher #2

Aug 28, 2013

Numbercruncher#2 is an entertaining adventure for mature readers, this story will conclude in its fourth issue and it has been promised that Thyme will continue to outwit The Divine Calculator by using his knowledge of the universe to his advantage. So look forward to seeing an even angrier Zane as he pursues his replacement through life, death, time and space.

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7.0
Ordinary #1

Jun 2, 2014

Ordinary #1 is a fun read. It is nothing exceptional, but it does make for good fun. It is great to kick back and read a lighthearted story that purely aims to entertain the purchaser of the book. This is still a title for mature readers only as some of the punchlines end up being below the belt. Be warned, you might find yourself reading lines over and over because of the tiny lettering used throughout this comic!

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9.0
Pathfinder #1

Nov 17, 2013

With no prior knowledge of the franchise, it is safe to say that this comic is still a great read. It is a great debut issue that really welcomes the reader to a new world with very believable characters (which is ironic for a fantasy title). Zub offers us some great writing that proves that the team dynamic is something to look forward to in the issues to follow.

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8.0
Pathfinder #7

Jan 26, 2014

Overall, this issue is an entertaining read that re-introduces a great team of protagonists, whilst offering great dialogue and humour. New readers are able to see just what each member brings to the team, making this issue a great start off point that may confuse readers into believing this is a zero or first issue. Once again this issue comes with some Pathfinder gaming extras, giving fans of this genre some added value.

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8.0
Pathfinder: Goblins! #1

Nov 4, 2013

Pathfinder Goblins #1 makes for a decent read, which will definitely be better appreciated by a Pathfinder gamer (the Goblins are definitely using lots of jargon in their broke version of Yoda vernacular). Each comic comes with sheets that can also be incorporated into the Pathfinder game, scoring the reader that extra bang for their buck! Prized Pupil is definitely the star story in this issue. However, The Goblins are here for one reason only and that is to provide light-hearted entertainment that features graphic violence. So this issue gets a mission accomplished stamp of approval, but it definitely saved the best story for last.

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8.4
Pathfinder: Goblins! #2

Nov 17, 2013

Id like to thank Paizo for being kind enough to post a physical copy of the variant issue for review. It is the variant issue that features the cover art of South Africas Sean Izaakse, and man, it is one fun cover.

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7.0
Penguins Vs. Possums #6

Jul 28, 2015

Yet another fun read from Fanboy comics. It is amazing to see the amount of thought that the creators have put into this title. The script is great and one would not expect this of a book dedicated to a war between two different animal species.

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7.5
Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1

Jan 20, 2016

This is a good introduction to a brand new look at one of DCs most infamous female anti-heros. The story is really taking it back to basics as it is dealing with a super powered being questioning her nature both human and plant. And the murder of her mentor is about to throw one heck of a curveball into her journey of self-discovery.

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7.5
Predator: Life and Death #1

Feb 15, 2016

This issue does not offer us an in-depth look at the Yutja and their reasoning behind the killing of the Marines. It does a great job of introducing the new story and serves its purpose of being an informative issue. I just hope the upcoming issues will give us some more action sequences, but all in all this issue gets its job done and it does so in style.

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8.0
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2

Oct 15, 2014

Fire and Stone #2 is a great issue. It manages to interest the reader and keep the readers interest. You become invested in the events taking place between crew members and this story offers a glimpse into the potential that the sequel to the Prometheus will have and at this moment the future is looking bright for both the film and comic adaptations of Prometheus.

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9.0
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4

Dec 3, 2014

This is a great read; the amount of effort that Dark horse has put into this title has definitely not gone unnoticed in this issue. It is the perfect recipe for success, great story, great visuals and an excellent tempo which will give the reader an adrenaline rush of note.

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9.0
Quantum and Woody #3

Sep 2, 2013

This issue makes for a great read, one that feels like less of an over glorified superhero work and more like a realistic family feud between envious brothers. After all these are two ordinary guys who happen to cross paths again as a result of their father passing and inadvertently giving them powers and warrants for arrest. Its a great plot with only good things to look forward to.

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9.0
Quantum and Woody #6

Dec 2, 2013

Quantum and Woody #6 makes for a fun filled read proving that it is one of Valiants most successful titles at the moment. Although characters are placed in clich situations, they make the old seem fresh through the use of personality, dialogue and sheer recklessness.

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8.0
Quantum and Woody #10

May 26, 2014

This issue is a fun one and once again provides an arc that new readers can start from. Quantum and Woody is a title that never aims to be serious but is being taken seriously as it fills a void in the current market. It proves that light hearted entertainment can be just as successful, that stories do not need to be complex and convoluted in order to be received well. Quantum and Woody sticks to its original formula and it's definitely a good one.

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8.0
Ragnarok #4

Mar 13, 2015

This is the first issue I picked up of this series and I will definitely be looking for the others. It tells a great story and offers a different type of visual experience. Simonson shows off his experience in this title, as he offers a story that is even greater than those on offer by another certain God of Thunder.

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9.0
Rai #1

Apr 29, 2014

This is an enjoyable read. This first issue treats the protagonist as if he were a myth, a legend and a rarity. But the events happening in Japan and the conclusion of this issue suggest that the people of Japan will be seeing a lot more of Fathers helper.

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7.5
Raygun #1

Mar 18, 2016

This is a great read that has the art to back it up. Do not judge this book by its cover as it offers so much more. This is definitely a title worth keeping an eye on as it offers a unique story that is fuelled by history.

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7.5
Red Sonja (2016) #1

Jan 11, 2016

Dynamite Comics explodes onto the scene with a great issue that ushers in a brand new Red Sonja for the New Year. It will be interesting to see what lies in store for Red Sonja and the homeland of Hyrkania especially when its own people are the major threat!

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9.0
Revenge #1

Feb 27, 2014

This comic aims to do one thing and that is unsettling readers. The level of violence is revved up, thanks to scenes from The Revenger and operating scenes. You have it all from decapitation to skinning people alive. Whether it is fantasy or reality, it all feels the same stomach wrenching. This comic felt a bit like an HBO or Starz series. It is filled with violence, breasts and fan service in the form of explicit sex scenes. I reiterate that this book is strictly for mature readers. Parents that buy this book for a young reader will have a lot of explaining to do. While it may be predictable, clich and too much to handle, as you progress through the book you will realise that this seedy, sadistic story is still enjoyable and will leave you wanting more.

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7.0
RoboChuck #2

May 22, 2014

Check out the official website or buy a copy from comiXology.

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7.0
Robyn Hood: Legend #3

Jun 11, 2014

Legend #3 attempts to take the story in a new direction, one in which Robyn will have to pick up the pieces to be the hero she once was.

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6.0
S.H.O.O.T. First #3

Jan 6, 2014

Although the concept is original and the art is good, the story just feels a bit too over the place, with multiple confessions and revelations in one issue the read just feels rushed. It is a story that could have been so much more interesting and engaging had it been given the time to explain itself. I enjoyed the humour of swearing elves. That is the only thing memorable about this rush job issue.

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7.0
Sally Of The Wasteland #1

Aug 11, 2014

Sally of the Wasteland #1 is a read that will appeal to fans of B-grade flicks that use Sexploitation to sell. It has the sexy female lead, the just as sexy stranger and Bertha, Sallys personalised shotgun. It is a genre comic that has potential and will appeal to some. Gischler knows what he is doing but to others it might be a title that comes across wanting.

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10
Secret #3

Sep 1, 2013

Secret #3 is a great read, but make sure you read the previous issues first. It will help you understand the characters and the situation that they are in. There is no recap at all. Lets hope #4 is kept on track as this title is a promising one!

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6.0
Serving Supes #1

Sep 30, 2015

With a few supporting characters that have yet to be explored this comic has great potential but it all depends on the writing. If they can keep the humour on track and insert a few clever jokes this comic could become hilarious as some of the jokes do come off as juvenile. Overall this is not a bad first issue but with a few better and well-timed jokes the second issue could be a great one!

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9.0
Sheltered #2

Aug 10, 2013

While the events of Sheltered #2 are not as dramatic and engrossing as the events of issue #1, you cannot help but feel that something amazing is hidden just around the corner. Sheltered is one of those little gems hidden amongst the surplus of mainstream titles. Do yourself a favour and grab both issues that have been released thus far. This title is definitely a promising one that could go as big as Image's The Walking Dead " if it is played out in the correct fashion.

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9.6
Sheltered #4

Oct 21, 2013

This read continues to be an interesting and unique read on the comic market. It will be great to see just how Victoria manages to escape from her current situation. She is strong mentally and focused! She is the only formidable foe for Lucas right now, so she will definitely be coming out of that bunker kicking and screaming, promising that future issues will be great!

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4.0
Sidekick #1

Aug 10, 2013

A sidekick without his mentor is a bum and a loser that you were expect to see. We do not get to know why he even bothers to continue down the superhero career path. We do not get to see why he chose to be a hero's sidekick and why he is going through all this effort to be a sidekick again. Maybe Straczynski is planning on revealing more about this character in future issues, but right now everything feels cliche and Flyboy's fall from grace feels a bit forced. His attempts to surprise the reader were very predictable, especially to a seasoned reader.

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7.0
Skyman #1

Jan 13, 2014

Skyman #1 is a mediocre read. Sure, it has good writing that tackles serious issues such as racism and politics, but it is not a memorable read. For a debut issue and an origin story it ends up being very average. I can only hope that the story takes flight from here on out.

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8.4
Skyward #1

Aug 14, 2013

Skyward #1 is an introduction to a new series, dropping little hints here and there. Do not go into this issue expecting major character development. The focus here is on relationships, especially the one between a father and his son. The story gives off a true adventure feel and the mystery of the sword will definitely be the major focus of this adventure. Lets see if anything original can come of it.

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2.0
Solid State Tank Girl #3

Aug 27, 2013

The story hints that there is a lurking premonition as Tank Girl shares the thoughts of her dreaming unconscious mind. However, this reveal does not even grab the readers attention. It is somewhat jokey and typical of the level of intellect used in this issue. Action scenes are few and rather lacklustre, focusing more on verbal jousting than actual jousting. But Solid State Tank Girl #3 sets up for what looks like a rather interesting encounter, provided that the writer stays away from clichs. A slight saving grace is the poem collection at the end of the issue. The poems are rather entertaining and do a great job of sneaking a little humour into the subject matter. A Tank Girl Poetry book may actually be more entertaining and thought out than Solid State Tank Girl #3.

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7.0
Starburn #1

Aug 6, 2014

This book could not have had more perfect timing. With the Box Office success of Marvels most intergalactic franchise it is good to see someone else telling a good story that reads as though it were a script for a movie or series. This is definitely a book worth the read even though it serves mostly as an introduction issue that aims to introduce a very colourful bunch of characters. The Starburn launches at exactly the right time, when the world desires space adventure the most!

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7.5
Starburn #2

May 27, 2015

Starburn #2 is a great follow-up to a rather impressive comic debut. It manages to keep the Space Adventure theme going as this issue jets off into a territory that nobody saw coming, at least not this soon. In Starburn #2 the characters are relatable, the art is colourful and the story is unpredictable

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8.0
Stray #1

Mar 6, 2015

we see The Rottweiler in action whilst still under the guard of Doberman. Both the first issue and the second can be found at Action Lab Comics. Support local comics and your local comic book store and get a copy of Stray today!

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8.0
Stray #2

Mar 24, 2015

This is another great issue. We see a character develop so much from the first issue where he seemed like a disgruntled brat. It is great to see a hero look so human while he is evolving into the hero that he needs to be. This adds a sense of realism to this well written and believable story. And the cliff-hanger of a conclusion will leave readers lapping for more of Stray!

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5.0
Superior Carnage #1

Jul 27, 2013

All in all this is a decent read, one that mainly serves as an introduction to further issues. The only problem is it does not capture the reader and make them desire to purchase further issues, especially if you are new to the character. It comes across as being another title produced for the existing fans, with Marvel acting like a symbiote feeding the fan bases hunger and desire in exchange for $3.99.

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8.0
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1

Aug 13, 2013

Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1 makes for a fun read especially as you see some of your favourites throw it down with this rebellious Spider-Man. The next issue seems promising as Yost draws one of his very successful characters into the team-up mix, whilst opening possibilities of Spider-Man creating a team of his very own.

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5.5
Superman: American Alien #3

Jan 13, 2016

Is this comic entertaining? Not really. It is more of a read to pass the time, especially if you are not a fan of the character. Nothing really happens here besides Superman meeting a girl that he likes and their fling on a yacht. Other than that, there is no real character growth. I expected a lot more from Superman: American Alien #3.

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10
Swamp Thing (2011) #23

Oct 15, 2013

Arcane is probably one that will be slipping under the radar of many readers, and it shouldnt be. This dark tale is one of the greatest works to come out of Villain Month, far better than the stench of Earth 2 Solomon Grundy. This is an issue that offers an excellent story featuring strong dialogue, well-timed pacing and a terrific/terrifying twist.

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10
Swamp Thing (2011): Futures End #1

Oct 7, 2014

Fantastic visuals with a brilliant script, I cannot fault this issue. Soule proves that he understands the lead character as he makes sure that his short time on this title shall never be forgotten. Although this issue does not have an exact tie to the Futures End events, the introduction of these two new Kingdoms shows just how technology has taken over and has influence over life. Futures End Swamp Thing #1 shows the reader just how important it is for a creative team to understand the character as DC pulls off a remarkable Futures End issue that is definitely a flower among the thorns.

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7.0
Tech Jacket #1

Jul 8, 2014

With so much happening in the background, it looks like the robot vs alien action is about to heat up as our protagonist might have to face an enemy with armour much like his own. Will Zach carve his own niche in this genre? will Tech Jacket survive its new run at Image Comics? Only time will tell, but from this issue it is clear to see that there is potential in this title. A good story coupled with good art makes for a read that you will enjoy even if it is not complex at this stage.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #27

Oct 26, 2013

fight scenes, ninjutsu and pizza! This book introduces the reader to a new chapter in the lives of our favourite turtles, as they come face to face with their biggest threat thus far. Expect tonnes of cameos and the re-introduction of the infamous, villainous tag team know as Bebop and Rock Steady!

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9.6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #28

Dec 9, 2013

This issue presents the reader with a well thought out conclusion. It has a very important central theme and hints at some new developments in the futures of both the Ninja Turtles and the Foot Clan. #28 is definitely one that will make changes to the rest of this on-going series!

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29

Dec 19, 2013

This retreat looks as though it could make or break the Turtle reunion. Whilst everyone is trying to get some much needed rest, others are being haunted by memories and some seem to be laying in wake during the night waiting for an opportunity to strike.

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10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #32

Mar 17, 2014

This issue shows the reader what a great read is all about. It has an important script that is accompanied by top class artwork. I am sure many thought that City Fall was as good as this title will ever get, but believe me you are wrong. The Northampton arc not only shows us that this series is more than an action comic, it also shows us that the future of this series is in good, if not great hands. This issue sets up for what is to follow whilst providing the perfect conclusion to the current arc. Go Ninja Go!

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7.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #36

Jul 27, 2014

This issue is a great read, one that contains no humour and silver linings. Here we see the darkness that hides within two main characters, will they overcome the mind games or fall victim to this new terror? And just when you think things could not get worse, more terror might followsoon.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #41

Dec 17, 2014

I wait for an issue of this series that disappoints me; so far this ongoing title has managed to get better each week, often exceeding expectations of the reader. From the writing to the colouring, this is an enjoyable issue that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen nextand if Donatello will align himself with his Masters nemesis!

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7.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44

Apr 9, 2015

You are not ready for this issue. In fact, nobody is ready for this issue. Prepare for your stomach to turn and your heart to wrench as the war against the Technodrome concludes with the ultimate sacrifice.

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8.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #52

Nov 25, 2015

This franchise is definitely getting a new look. With some of The Turtles missing and Factions wanting Splinter dead, nobody knows what to expect and this is making for some great reading.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Vol. 2 #3

Jan 21, 2014

This is an entertaining read that offers a great once off adventure for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whilst the issue is filled with action sequences it manages to pack a serious punch in the form of a powerful moral. The turtles are humbled by the wisdom of heroes that preceded them. The colouring helps bring the book to life once more and it is done with great care and precision, really capturing the essence of a Ninja Turtle adventure.

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7.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #3

Sep 15, 2013

The Animated Adventures #3 is a fairly entertaining read that, although aimed at younger readers, is still a good enough read for the older audience. While the plot and story does not involve any real twists or turns, it does offer some great dialogue that is often used to set up the punch lines for juvenile jokes that really send the reader back to their teens. After all, they are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For the mature reader looking for a gritty TMNT adventure, this might not be your slice. You might want to grab a copy of TMNT Classics Volume 6 instead.

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7.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #6

Dec 20, 2013

As usual Mikey is a saving grace to this line of comics. His humour and one-liners are on point and he really manages to garner a chuckle out of any read. Whilst The Turtles are left battling a rather disappointing breed of new villain you cannot help but feel that this is a filler issue. This makes for a nice read to pass time but it is far from brilliant.

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7.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #14

Aug 13, 2014

This is an enjoyable comic that serves its purpose well, so while you are waiting on the next episode of this successful TV series you may as well kill some time with a fun adventure or two.

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7.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #17

Nov 11, 2014

It is a good read, following the typical format of this ongoing series. Definitely not a complex read for the seasoned TMNT fan. For that you should be reading the regular IDW ongoing. But this one gets the job done and leaves you with a smileif you are following the TV series.

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7.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1

Nov 6, 2014

You can see that the writers and artists are having fun with this concept as it shows in their work. This issue gets the job done. It explains the plot and makes the meeting of these two universes believable. As mentioned earlier, you hardly see the Ghostbusters but this only means that ego and ecto will be splashed all over the pages of future issues.

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7.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1

Jun 19, 2014

Although this issue is more light-hearted and family friendly, it is still a great read. The amount of effort put into this franchise is just amazing. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have something for every reader. They are not just pumping out all these different titles for no reason. This short story reveals an intriguing origin and leads into another adventure in a different century.

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7.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #3

Sep 2, 2014

The Turtles in Time arc serves its purpose as being a fun filled adventure title that shows our heroes in completely different surroundings. It is more light-hearted than the main on-going story but it still makes for a good and entertaining read and like Michelangelo. I approve of this message.

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8.4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire #1

Jan 29, 2014

But our favourite pizza eating heroes are not the focus of this issue, if you are looking for them, in abundance; grab a copy of TMNT animated adventures #7. The focus here is on Fugitoid and his choice of ally. Will he side with the Turtles, Stockman or dare I say it The Utrom? This issue makes and awesome follow up tale, giving the reader a break from the Shredder and Dark Leo saga for the moment. Sure, Shredder is a threat to the city and possibly the nation, but the Krang and Utrom are universal threats. As Donatello begins to unravel the truth behind the current situation, it is up to Fugitoid to become the hero he thought he had become by destroying himself; but this time he will have to fight for what he believes in to prove his worth.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire #3

Mar 24, 2014

This issue is a great read with good dialogue. It is great to see all these different elements at play whilst learning even more about Krang, Fugitoid and both of their intentions. It would seem that they have more in common than they thought, but does Krang have enough to convert Fugitoid to the dark side? And will the Turtles be able to form a truce with their oldest enemy? We will have to wait and see!

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9.6
The Auteur #1

Mar 6, 2014

This series is definitely not one for the kids; it is a gory trip into the mind of a Hollywood great. Well, he is great in his mind and that is exactly what makes Rex bearable as his actions certainly do not. The Auteur offers the imagination that many titles do not have on offer. Unlike the mainstream titles that survive on name alone, this comic is trying to create its own name and it looks like Rick Spears has had his very own epiphany in the form of the Auteur #1.

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8.0
The Auteur #3

May 26, 2014

This book is not a comfortable read by any means and the scary part is that this is only the beginning. It is this issue that takes this comic in a new and even more grotesque direction. This is the type of comic you will either love or love to hate as it will definitely offend some, yet entertain others.

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8.0
The Bunker #2

Apr 1, 2014

The Bunker has a great concept which looks as though it will definitely lead to these five friends playing mind games with one another. Ethics will be questioned and morals will be put to the test in this suspense/thriller title.

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6.5
The Bunker #3

May 7, 2014

The Bunker #3 is a great read. No, this issue is not action packed and over the top, but instead it is realistic and filled with the harsh reality that plagues the characters. It is a tough read that will lead the reader into immediately wanting to see what happens in issue four. This all ends on a cliff hanger of note.

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8.0
The Delinquents #1

Aug 17, 2014

Valiant is doing so many cross-overs at the moment, with one franchise jumping into another as soon as one arc closes. Make sure that you do not sacrifice Delinquents #1. It is definitely going to be one cross-over that will offer a unique adventure and give you a break from all the serious stuff.

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9.0
The Delinquents #2

Sep 21, 2014

Delinquents #2 delivers more than what one could expect, it is a great follow up to a successful first issue. This adventure is so off the chart it will grab your attention and keep it until the very end, Delinquents #2 is the perfect blend of art and writing; as they complement each other so well that you just have to believe each issue will be a classic.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

Jan 13, 2016

The Legend of Wonder Woman is a great release and one that should definitely be picked up by fans of the character. It is the first of a 9 part series and if the upcoming issues match the standard of this one, readers will be in for a treat!

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10
The New 52: Futures End #0

May 1, 2014

This free comic is worth paying for and is definitely one worth making the effort to obtain. Being a Gold Sponsor comic, Futures End #0 will be in short supply and mostly reserved for subscription holders. But thanks to the Readers Den, you may be able to win some Gold Comics and more! A big thank you to Readers Den for sponsoring this fantastic read that is sure to lead to a spectacular DC event!

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9.0
The Squidder #2

Aug 5, 2014

This comic looks like a promising title to follow. This issue shows us that there is a lot more at play, that this story is far more complex than it sounds. We learn about the harsh realities of a Suid ruled world and one mans desire to fight the good fight for mankind. Squidder is a great comic for mature readers as it is offering one of the most unique stories to date.

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7.0
The Terminator Enemy Of My Enemy #1

Feb 24, 2014

This is a good read, but it showcases nothing that we have not come to expect of the Terminator franchise. T-800s chasing unknowledgeable victims go hand in hand with this book. It just happens that the athletically built and ripped Farrow Greene is closing in on the same target. When it comes to throwing down, Farrow does not lose. But this could be the one bounty that gets away, especially when you have to fight one of Skynets soldiers.

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7.5
The Terminator Enemy Of My Enemy #3

May 12, 2014

This is a great action packed issue that is the crucial turning point of the arc. If you are following this series, this issue is a must have as it places the story into context. While the story opens up slowly with the lead characters mostly just preparing for the next battle, it ends off with a great action sequence that is easy to follow even though it feels you can feel their adrenaline rushing.

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8.0
The Walking Dead #113

Aug 15, 2013

The Walking Dead #113 makes for an entertaining read and this is all because of the sadistic and perverted mind of the villain. While Negan is probably Ricks most formidable foe, the reader cannot help but like him. He is not shy to kill and punish, yet he seems to have a warped sense of honour and a great strategic mind. Prepare for a cliff hanger of an ending as Kirkman drags out this clash between these two formidable opponents.

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9.6
The Walking Dead #116

Nov 19, 2013

Yet another great read from the popular series. The only issue I found is that it went by so quickly, the dialogue is kept short and sweet with an abundance of brilliant, detailed imagery. You will fly through this issue and when it gets good you will turn the page to find out you have already reached the letters section. So be glad that this title is releasing a week earlier, as this story arc is proving to be one of the strongest ones Kirkman has offered to date.

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6.0
The Walking Dead #118

Dec 19, 2013

This has got to be the most disappointing Walking Dead issue in a long time. It just felt like it was being used as a filler issue. Had they followed up with Neegan and Holly it could have made for a more interesting read, whilst making the reader question whether they actually like Neegan or not. But one thing is for sure I am a fan.

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9.6
The Walking Dead #119

Jan 26, 2014

This is a great issue that makes up for the sins of The Walking Dead #118. It is re-setting the story and pace for All Out War after it lost a little bit of steam. With eight issues left and an enemy at their doorstep, you will find yourself dying to know what is going to happen next as the war continues and the victor is uncertain once more.

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7.5
The Walking Dead #145

Aug 24, 2015

This is a great issue and it gives the reader a sense of what is going on the mind of our protagonists. Remember they are ordinary people, not super heroes. Rick and the gang are faced with realities such as fear, death, loneliness and survival. There is no happy ending as they have experienced immense losses; the type of losses that would drive a weaker character insane. This issue sets up for the road ahead and it does make the reader wonder as to whether our protagonists will survive or not.

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7.0
The Walking Dead #148

Nov 20, 2015

The art is what we have come to expect of this title and being mostly a story telling issue. There are not many action panels beside the riot. Everything is easy to follow and the drawings work well at conveying the characters emotions.

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9.0
The White Suits #1

Feb 22, 2014

The White Suits #1 is an enjoyable read that will leave you with a sense of awe. Whilst the conclusion to this issue seemed rather predictable, it still looks as though this series will be a promising one. If you are a fan of over the top violence of the Kick Ass nature, this is definitely a read worth looking into. With a good plot, crazy hyper violent imagery and Cold War references, this is definitely a title that will suit the genre.

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7.0
Time Warriors #1

May 20, 2015

New World Comics gives us something new with a concept that involves time travel. It is difficult to take time travel and create something original. However, it is done with tact in this issue. Guy proves his worth as a writer. Get your copy on Comixology and find out a little more about this ambitious tale.

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8.4
Tomb Raider #1

Feb 24, 2014

It is great to see Lara reacting to the events of the past in such a human way, this level of emotion will certainly draw the reader in as they get to know Lara not just as a piece of eye candy but as a person, a person with emotions and survivor's guilt. Issue 2 will definitely have some more tricks up its sleeve as this comic forms the prequel to the next Tomb Raider video game. This is a great opening issue and a must have for fans of the video game franchise.

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6.0
Tomorrowland #3

Oct 5, 2013

Tomorrowland #3 is a fun read that could have been better had it offered a little bit more character development and maybe avoided the whole brother versus brother clich. The art is really great and splashes lively colour from page to page. You can just feel the presence of electro music thanks to the colours Stellar Labs has employed in this issue. You have pinks and purples in regular use, all adding to the tone, but it does not make this issue memorable by any means! In the end nothing much really happens and it leaves the reader wanting. You could see this cliff-hanger coming from a mile away!

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7.0
Transformers: Robots In Disguise #36

Dec 12, 2014

This issue is a good read, one that shows the reader that the Transformer story is definitely not one that is for the kids only, this issue shows us that action can speak louder than words as it showcases some great action scenes which make for a fast paced issue of note.

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10
Unity #1

Nov 2, 2013

Unity #1 continues to show that Valiant is publishing some of the best books on the market. This is definitely living up to the hype that has been surrounding the title and it will surely receive a great following. Unity is the perfect blend of great story telling and illustration!

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9.6
Unity #2

Dec 16, 2013

Matt Kindt once again shows us why Unity is being built up as one of Valiants greatest offering. Unity #2 is the perfect blend of exceptional writing teamed up with talented artwork. The greatest thing about Unity is that you have no idea what comes next. This is definitely one of the most promising titles out on offer this year. If you want to experience something new grab a copy of Unity #2 right away! You will not see the conclusion to this issue coming!

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9.0
Unity #4

Feb 25, 2014

The only drawback is the rather anti climatic conclusion that it offers. I would have loved to see so much more happen, or an epic return of the X-O armour to Aric. Instead, it comes across as half-hearted a golden opportunity lost. Make no mistake about it this issue is definitely worth the read, especially if you have been following this major title, but I do think the conflict between Harada and his former allies could have been stretched out over a few more issues. It would have still kept up the pace and made things interesting. The fate of the X-O armour just felt too rushed. Where the story goes to from here will be interesting.

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9.0
Unity #12

Nov 19, 2014

Will Unity survive the inclusion of their new teammate, that will definitely bring a new dynamic to the party; or will The United stand tall and eliminate the targets in their crosshairs? When it comes to a situation like this, you gotta have Faith.

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10
Velvet #1

Nov 4, 2013

Velvet is so much more than a female version of the regular male agent in an espionage genre. She is complex, intriguing and out for vengeance. This first issue is an amazing one and you could not have asked a new character to be introduced to the market in a better way than this. This issue treats Velvet Blonde as the star she is destined to be.

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10
Velvet #3

Jan 22, 2014

With the story being so entertaining you will fly through the pages in this issue as one frame leads to another intriguing frame. This is a fast paced issue which you might need to read twice in order to grasp it in its full glory " even though there is one frame I am sure many readers will be pausing upon for closer inspection. Velvet is an impressive series that really shows the versatility that Image has on offer. Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting give us one of their finest works to date. This issue is one that cannot be missed, especially if you are following this series already!

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8.0
Velvet #5

Jun 3, 2014

Velvet #5 is a solid read that offers a little bit of personal history to this already popular protagonist. It is a great to see that this trained killer is not stone cold. This makes her a bit easier to relate to and understand " adding that sense of reality to a genre that needs it most. Velvet is not a programmed killing machine. She is a human and it is her humanity that drives her through each issue in this great series.

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7.0
Voltron: From the Ashes #5

Feb 4, 2016

This is a comic that is definitely one for the Voltron fans. Sure it brings about some nostalgia upon reading it, but if you do not like Voltron and the story it tells then this is not going to impress you.

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6.5
Voracious #2

Mar 21, 2016

Voracious is definitely a unique read. It is easy to get into and offers some great entertainment. This is creativity at its finest.

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7.5
Wakfu #1

Jan 5, 2016

Wakfu is a fun read filled with great pencilling and colouring. If the story does not impress you the art truly will. It is highly detailed, perfectly coloured and makes cartoony like drawings and expressions look cool again. It is a nice breath of fresh air and a great debut as this franchise extends its brand into the comic realm.

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9.6
Wonder Woman (2011) #23.2

Oct 6, 2013

First Born gives us great art that assists in birthing a new Greek legend. It will be great to see just how First Born reacts to finding Apollo as the new king of Olympus, and even greater to see what happens when he finds out that Wonder Woman has been killed. It leaves the reader with an even greater question on their mind, Why is Zeus always making babies?

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10
Wynter #1

Mar 4, 2014

Wynter #1 is a strong read that is a hyperbole of society today; people have become so involved with technology. When last have you seen a kid playing in a park? This story takes the fact that technology has become such a major part of our life and it shows you just how dangerous living without life can be. What is there to live for when you already know how you life plays out? At least that is what Liz thought before her life changed in the blink of an eye.

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9.0
Wynter #2

May 8, 2014

Wynter #2 a great follow up. There is something special when an issue mentions a certain reviewer and answers his question. Yes, you can find my name in the letters section of this great title. But even if I had not been there, it does not take away from the fact that Wynter #2 is a solid read that does a great job of further developing characters in the story, whether they are the hero or the villain.

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9.0
Wynter #3

Aug 3, 2014

Wynter #3 continues to prove that this Sci-Fi thriller is one of the best on the market at this moment in time. It is the perfect blend of stellar visuals mixed with expert writing. This story improves with each issue, leaving readers wonder just what they will be treated to next!

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8.0
Wynter #4

Jan 23, 2015

I get a feeling that this title will never disappoint, it is telling a great story that breaks away from our conventional comic adventures. It has taken a contemporary subject and created a great Science Fiction comic. The cat and mouse chase will leave you wondering what is to come next, and the epic cliff hanger shows a rather promising direction that this title will be taking. Get you Digital Copy of Wynter #4 today, follow @NewWorldsComics and if you a new Twitter follower, you will be able to get the first issue of this amazing title for free.

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7.5
X #15

Jul 8, 2014

X #15 is a great place to pick up, you can get straight into the story with this one as it introduces a brand new villain. A threat like no other, X might have finally met his match as he takes on a man that has no fear, remorse or feelings.

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9.0
X #23

Mar 24, 2015

Overall, this is a great read. The story is realistic and gives us a look into the complex mind of the lead character. The dialogue is great and complements the awesome visuals on display. If you are a fan of The Punisher or Kick Ass, this vigilante story is on par.

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10
X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1

Oct 5, 2013

Sure it is another time travelling X-men story, but by know you should know that time shifts are always bundled in the X-men to create a working combo. This issue shows that Bendis has the ability to write a powerful, entertaining script that is presented to the reader through the use of exceptional art and great storytelling. With the concept of time travel and Brian Bendis in charge of two X-men titles the possibilities are infinite as time itself!

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9.0
X-O Manowar #0

Oct 11, 2014

This zero is a great one that does more than simply get the job done; we get to delve a little more into Arics history as we see just who he is and what he has been through. This issue then shows us the present day, where we see a man unchanged by the trials and tribulations of love, death and war. This issue is the perfect break between arcs as it not only entertains it also educates.

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9.6
X-O Manowar #16

Sep 18, 2013

X-O Manowar is not a story about superheroes. It is an epic journey about a man that is lost in the present. Aric is flawed, pig-headed and quick to anger, but this is exactly what makes this read so enjoyable. Add some great story-telling and a unique concept and you are presented with the recipe for a rather excellent read.

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10
X-O Manowar #17

Oct 2, 2013

Even though X-O Manowar #17 hardly contains any action scenes whatsoever, especially if you compare it to #16, it creates the perfect setup for what lies ahead. But this just goes to show that even without violence, action and gore, X-O Manowar is still a well put together read. This current run of X-O Manowar showcases some exceptional talent and it will leave you wanting wanting to get hold of the past issues!

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10
X-O Manowar #18

Nov 13, 2013

This title continues to impress with each issue and with the introduction of a new, major threat and the world going against Aric, the future of the series is looking so bright that a visor on the X-O armour is finally making perfect sense to me! This is yet another great read that forms part of an exceptional title!

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10
X-O Manowar #21

Feb 5, 2014

This issue sets up some great drama and reminds the reader that comics are not about action scenes, instead they are used to tell stories. Venditti offers the reader some great story telling as he builds Aric up as being a powerful character that may seem down and out, but he has not given up in fact he will never give up hope as he and he only will rule his people, the Visigoth of Dacia.

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9.6
X-O Manowar #23

Mar 26, 2014

This issue aims to introduce a worthy adversary for Aric. Not many have been able to stand toe-to-toe with our protagonist. Many fights have ended before they even began thanks to Arics experience as a warrior paired up with the most advanced weapon in the galaxies. But now it would seem as though Aric might have met his match as he faces an opponent that not only knows more about X-O, but is unable to live without it.

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8.5
X-O Manowar #26

Jul 2, 2014

This issue is a great one that tells an origin that will most likely continue in the pages of issue 27. It is always great to learn that little bit extra about your heros enemy, especially as they are due to go head to head. Little does Aric know that Reebo has encountered the X-O Armour before and survived. Will Aric be able to withstand the threat of this Intergalactic task force or has our hero finally met his match?

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8.0
X-O Manowar #45

Mar 29, 2016

This is an enjoyable read that sets up for the war in the next arc of the X-O Manowar series. By the end of this issue, our heroes find themselves face to face with dangerous enemies as the Vine and Earth look to go to war.

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10
Zero #1

Sep 30, 2013

This is a cracker of an opening issue, one that has everything you would expect of an action title. There is profanity, sex, graphic violence, thrill and suspense and it is all presented to the reader through some great artwork and colouring. As mentioned earlier this is definitely a read for the more mature reader, unless you want to explain the birds and the bees a lot sooner than you expected to. The fact that the next issue will feature a completely different mission is great. This title manages to mix different genres to create great results. The thought that the art will change in the next issue is a bit less re-assuring. If the plot remains as tight and well written as this debut then it would mean Image has just released yet another great title!

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