Charles Hartford's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: But Why Tho? Reviews: 461
8.2Avg. Review Rating

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20XX #1

Dec 4, 2019

With a cliffhanger ending that leaves room for the story to advance in a number of directions, 20XX #1 certainly gives readers plenty of incentive to tune back in for issue two. I hope the creative team of Luna and Keely can continue to find traction with this story. It feels like this book could tell a powerful tale if it's given the chance.

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20XX #2

Jan 12, 2020

So while the pace is a bit slow I still find myself whole heartedly intrigued with 20XX #2.The specifics of the plot continue to take shape and I am looking forward to see what awaits Meria in the coming issues.

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20XX #3

Feb 17, 2020

As it stands, 20XX #3 continues to be a solid read. The overall story and themes are on point, it just feels like it is lacking that extra creative something to push it over the top.

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20XX #4

May 29, 2020

All in all, 20XX #4 continues to tell a solid narrative. While this issue doesnt break any new ground, it doesnt break anything it already had going for it either.

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A Man Among Ye #1

Jun 13, 2020

SummaryA Man Among Ye #1 is off to a solid start. A historical fiction piece about a charismatic swashbuckling pirate always has potential. With the creative teams willingness to wade into what pirates actually were, I think it has the potential to stand out amongst other works focusing on the oft over-romanticized group.

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Adventureman #1

Jun 1, 2020

The art, adventure, character and creative representation of a disability all came together to create a unique, deep, and characterful. I look forward to Adventuremans subsequent issues so I can learn where all this great work is leading to.

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Adventureman #2

Jul 9, 2020

When all is said and done, Adventureman #2 lands with near perfection. With only a couple minor stumbles occurring with its wonderful story I cannot recommend it enough. For anyone looking for a bit of pulp fun and adventure to ease a rough day, this book may be just the ticket you are looking for.

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Afterlift #1

Apr 8, 2020

To sum it all up, Afterlift provides an enjoyable tale that delivers particularly well on a few moments. While much of the story goes into the realm of forgettable to me, it happily never went so far as to be regrettable. All the elements of this story come together to create a perfectly competent example of comic book storytelling.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018): The Sins of Norman Osborn #1

Sep 15, 2020

So, to summarize, The Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn #1delivers an exciting, and emotional story, that comes with a bit of baggage. While its still thoroughly enjoyable without all the details, there are story points that might not fully land if you arent up on all things Spider-Man.

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America Chavez: Made in the USA #1

Mar 2, 2021

When all is said and done, America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 delivers an interesting start to its tale. As someone only familiar with the character through the all-too-brief West Coast Avengers book, I look forward to learning more about both Americas past, as well as her future.

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America Chavez: Made in the USA #2

Apr 7, 2021

Taling it all together America Chavez: Made in the USA #2 delivers an emotionally complicated story about family. It manages to balance the superheroic problems of Americas world with the real-life struggles of people in ours.

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America Chavez: Made in the USA #3

May 6, 2021

When all is said and done, America Chavez: Made in the USA #3 brings some potentially big changes to America's world. With the story leaving off on a great high note, I'm thoroughly invested in seeing what comes next for our hero.

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Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Joker 80th Anniversary #1

Jun 9, 2020

When all is said and done I think Joker 80th Anniversary 100 Page Super Spectacular delivers a collection of stories fans of the iconic villain will enjoy. While there are a couple of weak spots in the book, overall, it delivers some interesting stories that highlight the Clown Prince of Crime.

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Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Catwoman 80th Anniversary #1

Jun 2, 2020

So when all is said and done I think Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100 page Super Spectaculardoes a great job on shining the spotlight on a multifaceted character who all to often gets oversimplified. Selina has been on the side of the angels, as well as the monsters. She can put Batman in his place, and do it all with feline grace. Im glad she got this big book to shine in. For once she didnt have to try to steal the show. Though she probably wouldve preferred it if she had

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Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Green Lantern 80th Anniversary #1

Jun 23, 2020

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100 Page Super Spectacular is a true celebration of its characters and their history. No matter what era of their stories you came in at, whether it be the golden age with Alan Scott, the nineties with Kyle Rayner, or even if your first encounter was with John Stewart on the old Justice Leaguecartoon show, there is a space in this anthology you will appreciate. And thats pretty impressive, given just how many lanterns there are keeping the DC Universe bright.

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Archie (2015) #710

Jan 16, 2020

Archie #710 sets the new story off to a great start. With some drama already brewing, and some residents of Riverdale not willing to accept the new girl at face value setting up more potential drama to come, this current story arc is showing a lot of promise. I hope the creative team can keep this momentum going throughout the upcoming issues.

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Archie vs. Predator II #1

Apr 16, 2020

Humor, horror, and genuine character growth are all rolled up into one bizarre package I never wouldve believed could work. But it so does.

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Aria: Heavenly Creatures #1

Feb 16, 2021

When all is said and done, Aria: Heavenly Creatures #1delivers an interesting tale of Gothic era fantasy. The story holds to a good pace and gives readers an interesting tale from start to finish.

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Avengers of the Wastelands #5

Jun 3, 2020

All in all, Avengers Of The Wastelands Issue #5 creates a confrontation worthy of Earths Mightiest Heroes. In its ending, it strives to remind the reader that strength and valor are crucial for a hero but, just as equally important, so is empathy and compassion.

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Barbalien: Red Planet #1

Nov 4, 2020

All told, Barbalien: Red Planet #1 delivers a strong, impactful first issue. Where the story goes from here and whether it can continue to deliver a strong, emotional story remains to be seen. But it has certainly put a good foot forward in this issue.

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Barbalien: Red Planet #2

Dec 11, 2020

Just as Barbalien: Red Planet #2 comes to a close, we see the Martian bounty hunter begin to close in on Mark. What will happen next is unknown for our protagonist, but I feel life will not be getting any simpler for him.

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Batgirl (2016) #49

Sep 22, 2020

When all is said and done Batgirl #49 delivers a strong, emotional story. Its end hits hard and feels like it will have a huge impact on where Barbaras story goes from here.

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Batgirl (2016) #50

Oct 27, 2020

When all is said and done, Batgirl #50delivers a strong, socially conscious story. It melds Gothams struggles with the fictional realities of the super heroic, with many of the problems facing real world society. And through this format asks, how can we, like Batgirl, make things better. Even if the visuals dont land as well as the narrative this book remains a strong wrap up to a comic series.

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Batman (2016) #96

Aug 4, 2020

Batman #96 blew me away. I havent been this taken with a Batman story in quite some time. If the creatives can keep this energy going for the rest of this storyline "The Joker War"could find itself a spot among the great stories in the Dark Knights history.

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Batman (2016) #97

Aug 18, 2020

So while I feel that Batman #97 was a little bit of a stall overall I think it still manages to deliver a solid issue overall. Hopefully things can pick back up from here.

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Batman (2016) #98

Sep 1, 2020

Batman #98 goes exactly where I needed it to go. While last issue lagged a bit for me, this story instantly brought it back. It ends on a big Get Hype moment and Im definitely looking forward to seeing what awaits as the story unfolds.

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Batman (2016) #99

Sep 15, 2020

Batman #99 is in all ways a setup issue. While its moments are delivered well, not a lot really happens. With the exception of the above mentioned moral debate, pieces are put into place and the board is set for what comes next. The only other spot that really feels like it is supposed to hit home is when Batman is giving his get hype speech to his recently returned comrades. Unfortunately, this moment rings hollow for me. And while this is of no fault of Tynion, as his writing is well-executed, it is instead due to the overwhelming sense of dj vu I was distracted by.

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Batman (2016) #100

Oct 6, 2020

Batman #100 delivers an exciting finale to its storyline, even if it stumbles at the end. It wraps up the Joker War storyline nicely and sets the stage for Gothams recovery to come.

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Batman (2016) #101

Oct 20, 2020

When all is said and done Batman #101 delivers a well-executed close to one chapter, as well as the beginning of the next. While some of its decisions didnt jive with me completely, I cannot debate the skill with which the creative team delivered them.

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Batman (2016) #102

Nov 3, 2020

When all is said and done the new story arc is off to a strong start. With all signs pointing to this new foe being in a league possibly equal to the Dark Knight, itll be interesting to see where Tynion takes the tale from here.

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Batman (2016) #103

Nov 17, 2020

When all is said and done, Batman #103delivers a lot of action, and a bit of heart as well. While Im not currently loving Ghost-Maker as a villain, there is still room for the character to grow. Well just have to see where this story takes him, Batman, and all of Gotham.

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Batman (2016) #104

Dec 1, 2020

Batman #104 ends with the situation for Batman, Harley, and Clown Killer escalating to a place that none of them may be ready for. Ghost-Maker certainly has a unique approach to trying to win an argument. Itll be interesting to see how it all shakes out next issue.

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Batman (2016) #105

Dec 15, 2020

When all is said and done, Batman #105 delivers an end to its storyline. While it has a great high point through Harley, it doesnt quite manage to stick to the final landing. Well have to wait till after Future Stateto see if the following stories can help strengthen this narratives ending

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Batman (2016) #106

Mar 2, 2021

When all is said and done, Batman #106delivers a pair of intriguing beginnings for its dual narratives. How Saint will worm his Magistrates onto Gothams streets is a story I look forward to seeing unfold.

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Batman (2016) #107

Apr 6, 2021

When all is said and done, Batman #107 delivers a finely paced story that builds its core narrative while also taking a couple of moments to deliver some great character.

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Batman (2016) #108

May 4, 2021

Batman #108 delivers some interesting developments for its primary plot while serving up some interesting action in its back half. With Tynion introducing an intriguing new character, Miracle Molly, I hope future issues give this new character plenty of opportunities to stick around.

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Batman (2016): The Joker War Zone #1

Sep 29, 2020

When all is said and done Batman: The Joker War Zone #1delivers a series of stories that both flesh out the events of the current Joker Warstoryline, while also planting seeds for things to come. I can only hope that those seeds bear fruits worthy of the excellent beginnings they have been given.

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Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #3

Nov 27, 2019

When all is said and done I cannot recommend Batman vs Ra's al Ghul #3 to anyone. It's writing is poor and the art does it no great favors either. With a rich history of stories to inspire and draw from, I cannot fathom how this is what has come of Batman. I sincerely hope that Adams can take the coming issues and bring this story back around.

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Batman/Catwoman (2020) #1

Dec 1, 2020

When all is said and done, Batman Catwoman #1feels Ike a bit of a stumble coming out of the gate. While there is certainly enough here to build on, it isnt the strongest start Ive read. Hopefully, the story will deliver a worthwhile payoff as it continues.

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Batman/Catwoman (2020) #2

Jan 19, 2021

When all is said and done, Batman Catwoman #2 delivers a solid continuation of its storyline. Things are happening in the book at a greater speed than I expected, and hopefully, they will come together to pay off in the end.

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Batman/Catwoman (2020) #3

Feb 16, 2021

When all is said and done, Batman Catwoman #3 leaves me liking it less than I want to. While each scene is delivered with the classic one-two punch of excellent writing and great art, the narrative never comes together for me. And while a little mystery in a storys presentation can help fuel a sense of drama, too much can leave a reader feeling lost and confused. Sadly, this was how I felt as I put this book down.

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Batman/Catwoman (2020) #4

Apr 3, 2021

When all is said and done Batman/Catwoman #4 continues to deliver the same highs, and lows, of its previous issues. I continue to hope that King can bring this story together by its end.

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Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #2

May 4, 2021

While I feel this story continues to be hampered by its setup and concept restraints, I have to acknowledge that this issue did a much better job working its concept into a cohesive tale than I would've expected. While still not great, it's getting better.

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Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #3

May 18, 2021

So while Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #3 delivers numerous fun action panels, there is little else to be gained from this tale. But, if that throwdown is all you go into the book expecting, you can certainly enjoy that.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #1

Aug 28, 2019

A big cliffhanger ending I did not expect finishes off Batman/Superman #1 in the best way it could. I have nothing but high expectations for this book going forward and cannot wait to get my hands on issue two. If you are a fan of these two comic book icons, you should definitely make a point to grab Batman/Superman #1 at your local comic book store.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #2

Sep 25, 2019

Batman/Superman #2 continues this story's strong start with an excellent follow-up issue. The creative team is putting together a story with all the elements of a classic comic book adventure. I just hope they can keep it up.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #3

Oct 23, 2019

When all is said and done Batman/Superman #3continues to deliver a solid story. Though the plot feels like it might be starting to lose itself it still holds a lot of potential. Given what this creative team has already shown it can do I have little doubt they can continue to deliver a strong story. They just have to avoid letting Batman's detective work run away from them.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #4

Nov 20, 2019

Batman/Superman #4 shows off plenty of cool action, good character moments, and big reveals. The stakes are suitably raised and I am sincerely looking forward to what next issue will reveal.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #5

Dec 18, 2019

With Batman/Superman #5 wrapping up, it leaves the story in an interesting place. With the various Infected one-shots already out and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen following up from this, Williamson and company have done an excellent job of laying the groundwork for the larger event to follow.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #6

Jan 22, 2020

Batman/Superman #6 wraps up the storyline in a nice clean way. It will be interesting to see where our protagonists go from here, especially with the reveal on the last couple pages hinting at something that could be earth-shaking for both of our heroes.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #7

Feb 26, 2020

When all is said and done Batman/Superman #7is a solid start to a story. A couple shaky narrative moments are counterbalanced by strong character portrayals.

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Batman/Superman (2019) #8

Mar 25, 2020

When all is said and done Batman/Superman #8delivers an enjoyable superhero tale.

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Batman/Superman (2019) Annual #1

Sep 29, 2020

When all is said and done Batman/Superman Annual #1 delivers a fun, entertaining tale, that also says something meaningful. I hope at least a few fans might read this issue and take what it says to heart. Since there are far important aspects to the heroes we love than who would win in a fight.

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Batman: Black & White (2020) #1

Dec 8, 2020

When all is said and done, Batman Black and White #1is a strong anthology book for anyone looking for a set of varied takes on the Dark Knight. Featuring strong performances from some industry powerhouses, the book is sure to have something for everyone.

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Batman: Black & White (2020) #2

Jan 26, 2021

When it is all brought together, Batman Black and White #2 delivers a flawless collection of short stories featuring everyones favorite Caped Crusader. While Ive only highlighted two of the books tales, each brings uniqueness and strength well worth checking out.

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Batman: Black & White (2020) #3

Feb 23, 2021

Taken all together Batman Black and White #3 manages to not only hold up the high quality of its predecessors but also carve out a unique place for itself by turning its gaze away from the more iconic version of the character.

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Batman: Black & White (2020) #4

Mar 23, 2021

Tl;DRTaking it all in, Batman Black and White #4brings readers another strong set of tales of the Dark Knight. Seeing many of the industries most notable giving their short takes on the Caped Crusader continues to be an enjoyable experience.

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Batman: Black & White (2020) #5

Apr 27, 2021

Even beyond these highlights, Batman Black and White #5 delivers nothing but strong stories that combine skillful writing, unique art, and clear, precise lettering that come together to land every story with an execution that even Batman could appreciate.

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Batman: Creature of the Night #4

Nov 27, 2019

In the end, Batman: Creature of the Night #4 presents the story with a satisfying conclusion. Even if it takes too long to get there. Bruce Wainright's story is an interesting take on the concept of Batman and I hope DC continues to let their creatives flex their muscles with more of the classic characters in similar ways.

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Batman: Damned #3

Jun 26, 2019

As the first series to come out of the DC Black Label I would've hoped for a stronger start. Instead, Batman: Damned, the series and this issue, can only be described as coming in with a wang and out with a whimper.

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Batman: The Detective (2021) #1

Apr 13, 2021

Batman The Detective #1 ends on a reveal that cant fail to grab the attention of readers. With the apparent why of this airborne disaster revealed, Batman knows he is up against someone looking to hurt him in an extremely particular way. But who, and why remain to be discovered. Finding out why has me more hyped than Ive been for a Batman story in years.

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Batman: The Detective (2021) #2

May 11, 2021

When all is said and done, Batman The Detective #2 builds its story in some great ways. It delivers a wonderful balance of fun, theatrics, and action. Between the rediculously good quality of this book and how personal the plot continues to be for our hero, I find this book moving up in the list of my current favorites.

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Beta Ray Bill (2021) #1

Apr 3, 2021

When all is said and done, Beta Ray Bill #1 delivers an excellent, well-rounded beginning. This unexpected take on a classic character has me thoroughly intrigued to see where it takes its star next.

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Big Girls #1

Jul 31, 2020

When all is said and done i found Big Girls #1 to be wanting in numerous ways. It themes felt heavy handed and its art did nothing for me. While there are aspects of this book land reasonably well, they are far too little to overcome the books larger shortcomings

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Black Widow (2020) #1

Sep 1, 2020

When all is said and done Black Widow #1delivers an awesome start to this story. Thompson has given the narrative a great beginning, and with the backing of an amazing art team I have high hopes for the issues to come.

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Black Widow (2020) #2

Oct 7, 2020

When all is said and done Black Widow #2 continues to build on the excellent start that its predecessor provided. The pieces are beginning to fall into place. I just hope Thompson and the company can continue the excellent work they have shown thus far.

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Black Widow (2020) #3

Nov 4, 2020

Black Widow #3delivers an emotionally impactful, and visually stunning entry into the series. I cannot wait to see what this creative team has in store for Marvels best femme fatale.

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Black Widow (2020) #4

Dec 2, 2020

As the issue wraps, the story takes a turn I never saw coming. Wherever the story goes from here, it will not end well for those who seek to kill the Black Widow. This series keeps raising the bar for itself, and I cannot wait to see what comes next.

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Black Widow (2020) #5

Feb 17, 2021

Bringing it all together, Black Widow #5delivers everything I could ask for from it. It wraps up this story arc in a way that is equal parts action and raw emotion. The entire creative team continues to deliver top performances in every regard. I cannot heap enough praise on all of them

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Black Widow (2020) #6

Apr 28, 2021

When all is said and done, Black Widow #6delivers a strong start to what could be the beginning of something new for Natasha. While Im not an expert on the character, if Thompson and company are heading her down the path I think they are, it should be exciting new territory for the Spy Supreme. (Authors Note: Not a real Marvel title, but it should be.)

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Black Widow: Widow's Sting (2020) #1

Oct 28, 2020

When all is said and done Black Widow: Widows Sting #1delivers a fine, if routine story, for Marvel First Lady of espionage. While its a bit by the numbers, its no strings attached approach serves as a great introduction for newer fans who may have discovered Natasha recently and want to see her in action.

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Blackbird #4

Jan 9, 2019

I continue to find myself more compelled with the world being crafted in these issues, both in the approach to magic and in a desire to further understand the structure of paragon society. Plus as someone who usually isn't a fan of the "hidden magical world all around us" trope, my enjoyment in this world truly says something. The world, coupled with my eagerness to watch Nina grow more and more into the strong protagonist role I can see right over the horizon, and the perfectly set twist ending that has capped each issue leaves me so excited to get my hands on the next issue.

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Blackbird #5

Feb 13, 2019

So, in case I haven't made it clear enough, this book was just the latest amazing chapter in an amazing series. If I could only recommend one book to you, this would be the one.

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Blackbird #6

Mar 11, 2019

The strong finish shows off teasers for upcoming stories and interesting new developments that reassure readers that this creative team has the future of this amazing book well in hand. For even as the dust settles from this first fantastic arc, it seems clear that there won't be any slowing down for Nina as she plunges headlong into a world she seems destined for but can barely understand and is certainly unprepared for.

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Bleed Them Dry #1

Jun 24, 2020

When all is said and done, Bleed Them Dry #1 is a solid start to a new Sci Fi story. While it doesnt land with a resounding impact, there is certainly room to grow. Well just have to wait and see if the creative team can find the potential with the city of Asylum.

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Bliss (2020) #2

Aug 30, 2020

When all is said and done, Bliss #2 delivers a complicated emotional narrative that builds its story up for the next issue. If this story is a taste of things to come readers have a lot to look forward to as this tale continues to unfold.

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Bomb Queen: Trump Card #1

Aug 3, 2020

If at this point you think that Bomb Queen #1s style of crass satirical comedy is for you then you might want to check it out. If what I have described sounds like it falls somewhere between too much, well... Id say go with that. No media is for everyone, and Bomb Queen #1 definitely isnt for everyone.

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Broken Gargoyles #1

Aug 9, 2020

Broken Gargoyles #1 ended up delivering far more than I expected. When I first saw the cover I figured it for another grizzled story of hard heroes stoping generic bad guys from doing bad things. It is not that at all. It is something far, far better instead.

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Broken Gargoyles #2

Aug 22, 2020

When all is said and done, Broken Gargoyles #2 continues the strong narrative begun by its predecessor. There are several impactful moments, and I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #1

Jan 10, 2019

This all comes together to deliver a knockout first issue that has all the heart, action, and energy I could ask for. The hype for Captain Marvel's future was already raising and this issue pushed it through the stratosphere for me. And I can't wait to go straight into space!

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Captain Marvel (2019) #2

Feb 13, 2019

If you love excellent storytelling, great art, or a comic with a fantastic message, I highly recommend this book as a must grab on your next trip to your local comic shop. Or however, you acquire your comic books.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #3

Mar 20, 2019

Earth's Mightiest Hero continues to be in good hands as this current run of books takes higher further faster than ever before.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #5

May 8, 2019

The book leaves off with portents of things to come and I look forward to their arrival. I'm happy that the issue did not fail to live up to all it promised both as an exciting super hero story, and as a superb and approachable look at the character of Captain Marvel.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #6

Jun 5, 2019

So, even if you, like myself, have not been keeping up with the War of the Realmscrossover I would not hesitate to pick up this book. Despite the story being taken over by the company wide event the creative team has managed to keep it infused with all the things I've come to love about Captain Marvel.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #7

Jun 19, 2019

In the end, Captain Marvel #7 wraps up a momentary detour in the ongoing narrative that manages to function as, if nothing else, an enjoyable filler story when read out side of the larger crossover event. It ends with a tease for the upcoming plot line that, combined with the promised return of regular series artist Carmen Carnero, has the future looking to be going into a bright, and bold, future for Captain Marvel.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #8

Jul 17, 2019

Captain Marvel #8 is a start to a new story arc and it already has me hooked. As the creative team once again exerts their formidable talents in telling a story that is both fantastic, and grounded in reality. I look forward to seeing where this newest tale will lead, knowing that, wherever it goes, it's going to be higher, further, faster than ever before.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #9

Aug 14, 2019

Despite a minor hiccup Captain Marvel #9continues to deliver a story that completely succeeds in keeping me invested in Carol's story. I always appreciate the great strides the creative team takes to capture a true human experience with this story. Even if filtered through a lens of plasma blasts and spandex costumes.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #10

Sep 11, 2019

As I finished my reading of Captain Marvel #10 I found myself even more eager than usual for next month's issue. This entire storyline has been wonderful and this issue further adds to that greatness with its character moments and a finale that sets up a magnificent finish. If you love stories where the struggles faced by the hero is as much without as within you need to be reading Captain Marvel.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #11

Oct 17, 2019

Lastly, I want to end this month's review with a special thank you to Carmen Carnero for her magnificent work on this book. Her visuals have come to define Carol Danvers for me and I look forward to seeing her expressive art continue in all of her future endeavors.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #12

Dec 31, 1969

Captain Marvel #12 serves as a great starting point for this new story. With secrets clearly being kept out of sight I am completely sold on finding out what hidden force is driving Carol's new agenda. With more pitched battles promised this story looks to be a big change of pace from the more down to earth focused stories of the first eleven issues. But with the trusted writing of Thompson, and promising debut of Garbett propelling the story forward I look forward to seeing everything that is too come.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #13

Dec 11, 2019

When all is said and done Captain Marvel #13 proves itself to be another worthy entry in this ongoing story. Thompson and crew continue to shine as they never fail to highlight that the best parts of our heroes aren't their powers. Though they show us those are pretty cool too.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #14

Jan 1, 1970

With all these elements taken together Captain Marvel #14 is a very good example of a mid-chapter. It builds characters and has some exciting moments that keep you entertained, even if the overall plot doesn't feel move very far. The finale leaves me looking forward to next month's issue with eagerness.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #15

Jan 1, 1970

Captain Marvel #15 continues the powerhouse performance of Thompson and company. I have the utmost confidence that this creative team will deliver with a smash ending worthy of assembling some Avengers for.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #17

Jul 15, 2020

In conclusion, Captain Marvel #17 serves as a wonderful little welcome back for its title character and friends after the long break. With Carol slated to take a large roll in the upcoming Empyre crossover event, it was extra nice to have this fun little side adventure before the big story drops.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #18

Jul 29, 2020

Captain Marvel #18 delivers what could potentially be a huge moment in Carols life. Where exactly the story will go from here remains to be seen, but Im definitely along for the ride.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #19

Aug 12, 2020

Captain Marvel #19 provides some fun moments and setups up the next issue in an interesting way. I wont spoil what it is, but Im excited about it. Thompson has found a clever way of incorporating some of Carols best friends into the story and I am always here for a Carol and friends adventure.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #20

Aug 19, 2020

When all is said and done, Captain Marvel #20 delivers everything it sets out to. Humor, action and heart are all rolled into one awesome package. Cant wait for next issue to see where the story will go from here.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #21

Sep 9, 2020

With Captain Marvel #21 Carols battle through the Empyrestoryline comes to a close. It successfully delivers a strong finish to this narrative diversion. And while it couldve been just that, a diversion, it instead managed to deliver yet another promising character we can add to the already sterling line up of support players to Carols story.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #22

Oct 14, 2020

Captain Marvel #22 starts a brand new adventure in the best way possible. It has heart, action, and enough mystery to leave me dying for my next issue.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #23

Nov 4, 2020

Captain Marvel #23 delivers yet another strong entry in the series. With the new personalities more familiar, and a surprise twist at the end of the issue, I look forward to seeing where the story will go from here. One thing seems certain. If nothing else, it'll be higher, further, faster.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #24

Dec 9, 2020

When all is said and done, this issue furthers its narrative is a well handled, and thoroughly enjoyable way. With the situation heating up at the end of Captain Marvel #24I look forward to seeing what reveals await Carol and company when the next issue drops.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #25

Jan 27, 2021

Looking back on it as a whole, no aspect of Captain Marvel #25 fails to deliver in the slightest. Emotional moments, great characters, and an exciting send-off that sets up the next issue perfectly. The hype is real for this one. And I cannot wait to see how this story ends.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #26

Feb 24, 2021

When all is said and done Captain Marvel #26 delivers an excellent wrap-up to its storyline. With action, character, and heart all in abundance, it is everything I have come to expect from his title. Here's to whatever comes next!

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Captain Marvel (2019) #27

Mar 17, 2021

When all is said and done, Captain Marvel #27delivers a fun read, flavored with some genuine emotion. The final pages of the book take a surprising turn, and I feel like Thompson's signature brand of quirky character writing is going to have some excellent opportunities to shine in the coming issues.

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Captain Marvel (2019) #28

Apr 21, 2021

When all is said and done, Captain Marvel #28starts a new story for our protagonist in a fun way. With Carols search for help ending in an unexpected local Thompson has me eager to see where this story will go from here.

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Catwoman (2018) #25

Sep 15, 2020

When all is said and done Catwoman #25exceeded all my expectations. It took what couldve been just another heist and makes it a bit more memorable. Given the number of heists readers have seen Selina make, this is sure to be an appreciated thing.

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Catwoman (2018) #26

Oct 20, 2020

Just like the last issue, Catwoman #26 imbues its a story with a style and panache that sets it apart from so much of its competition. With Selina looking this cool, and her soon to be opponent absolutely chilling, I cant wait to pick up the next issue of this book. I just hope that the creative team can maintain the absurdly high bar they have set for themselves.

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Catwoman (2018) #27

Nov 17, 2020

So to wrap it up, Catwoman #27 is yet another amazingly cool ride from this superb creative team. Under these creatives' talents, Catwomancontinues to climb up in my rankings of most looked forward to comics each month. I cant wait to see where our supremely confident cat burglar is going next.

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Catwoman (2018) #28

Dec 15, 2020

When you get right down to it, Catwoman #28 is a solid entry into the series. While it didnt offer that big eye-catching energy that has been the hallmark of the last couple of issues, it nonetheless delivers another enjoyable story that highlights Selina Kyle at the top of her game.

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Catwoman (2018) #30

Apr 20, 2021

Taking it all together, Catwoman #30 delivers a solid story that manages to incorporate a balanced mix of story and character elements while never failing to be entertaining. Next months issue looks to shift gears a bit as Selina enters a different arena.

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Catwoman (2018) #31

May 18, 2021

Catwoman #31 delivers another spot-on story from this fantastic creative team. As the tale wraps up, we are left with hints of future foes, unseen dangers, and a rematch in the works. I cant wait to see how this team delivers everything that is to come.

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Catwoman (2018) Annual #1

May 29, 2019

Between the nuanced characters, interesting visuals, and excellent pacing, this stand-alone tale serves as an excellent piece of writing. Whether you are a long time Catwoman fan or just looking for an interesting crime story with one of DC Comics' favorite criminals, this issue shouldn't disappoint.

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Conan the Barbarian (2019): King-Size Conan #1

Dec 23, 2020

When all is said and done, King Size Conan #1delivers a strong collection of new stories about everyones favorite Cimmerian.

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Creature Tech #1

Jan 11, 2019

While a few problematic elements keep me from being able to praise this story as much as I might like I feel it is definitely worth a look if you enjoy a crazy over the top adventure that manages to keep itself grounded with a human quality that feels genuine and endearing.

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Crone #1

Nov 1, 2019

When I first approached Crone #1, I expected a quirky swords and sorcery tale about a past-her-prime barbarian that had to dust off the sword for one more adventure. Instead, I found a deep, emotional beginning to what I hope will be a satisfying tale of a person who, after living a hard life, is able to come to terms with who she was, and maybe manage to find a little piece by the end.

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Crone #2

Nov 30, 2019

Crone #2 is a worthy follow up to the first issue that completely captivated me. While it's emotional power isn't quite at that same level, it is still a wonderfully delivered issue. It finds a way to bring Bess to where the story clearly needs her to be without feeling forced. There is no sudden rejuvenation of spirit at the behest of an old friend. Bess is Bess. While this may make her come off as a bit of a sullen lead, the book isn't titled Crone for nothing. Plus, it will make her final destination all the more rewarding if it feels truly earned by the character and not just gifted by the writer.

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Crone #3

Dec 31, 2019

So while Crone #3 does feel a little long in the tooth for me, I continue to look forward to future issues. The characters are still strong and, with a bit of forward momentum, I think this book could easily find its way back to greatness. With this book ending with a surprising turn of events, it feels poised to do just that. If you enjoyed the first two issues of this story it is certainly worth hanging in there for now.

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Crone #4

Jan 31, 2020

While much of the issue fell a little short for me, the final pages truly hit their mark. With the choices now laid before Bliss, she makes a decision that is difficult to see. Where this story goes next month will be interesting. While it hasn't managed to keep to the heights I saw in its first issue, I have hopes that next month's conclusion will see it pay off on the emotional story that I saw promised in there.

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Cutting Edge: The Devils Mirror #1

Jan 20, 2021

When all is said and done, Cutting Edge: The Devils Mirror #1 delivers a striking improvement over the previous storyline. With the character-building coming on strong, coupled with a far less muddled main story, this entry into the series really raises the bar for what this creative team can bring to a book.

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Cutting Edge: The Siren's Song #1

Nov 11, 2020

Cutting Edge: The Sirens Song #1 delivers an interesting opening to its tale. There are several plot points that only receive hints, leaving more to be built on later, and it does a solid job of establishing its stakes in the back half of its tale. While it does these things well, focusing on a cast that often feels distant, and with an art style I cant imagine will be for everyone, it certainly puts some hurdles in place to be able to fully enjoy this story.

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Cutting Edge: The Siren's Song #2

Dec 16, 2020

When all is said and done, Cutting Edge: The Sirens Song #2 delivers a fine, if emotionally shallow story. It brings this leg of the adventure to a close while laying the groundwork for the stories to come.

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Daredevil (2019) Annual #1

Aug 26, 2020

When all is said and done Daredevil: One More Day #1 provides an interesting setup for Mike Murdocks future. It gives the character a strong motivation for future stories. After all, he has a life to work for now.

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Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child #1

Dec 11, 2019

While there are a few standout moments and aspects that work in this book overall it flounders in its over-focus on the theme at the expense of narrative. While it delivers a better tale than my last experience with the writer, it still doesn't reach the level that I would expect from one so widely vaunted as a legend in the medium.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #4

Oct 14, 2020

When all is said and done, Dark Nights: Death Metal #4 delivers a great character-driven, high-octane story that plows ahead at max speed throughout its pages. Though it does have a minor stumble at the end. Even with this misstep, I can still say Im looking forward to seeing what the next issue brings.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #6

Dec 15, 2020

When all is said and done, Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 delivers an excellent, energy building story that perfectly sets the board for the upcoming series finale. With the stage now set, the only thing left for our heroes to do is to see the battle through, to whatever end may await them.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

Jan 5, 2021

When all is said and done, Dark Nights: Death Metal #7 manages to stick the landing on its titanic story. It does an amazing job delivering everything the superhero genre is known for. Huge battles, despicable villains, and the courage to shine brightest, even when the night looks never to end.

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DC: Love Is A Battlefield (2021) #1

Feb 9, 2021

Bringing it all together, DC Love is a Battlefield #1brings a well-done collection of love-themed stories together for readers to enjoy. With only a slight misstep, its exploration of love, from various angles, delivers something for most readers looking for something to fit with the upcoming holiday.

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Detective Comics (2016) Annual #2

May 29, 2019

The book concludes on an exciting peak, with plenty of action and plot reveals to give a satisfying conclusion to what is an all-around high-quality adventure for our fearless hero. As the first Batman story I have picked up in quite some time, I felt instantly at home in the familiar tropes of Batman's world and his adventures.

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Detective Comics (2016) Annual #3

Jan 29, 2020

All in all Detective Comics Annual #3 delivered an enjoyable, if somber, look at the life of Batman's oldest and dearest friend. It felt fitting and respectful of the character it was an ode to. I'm sure he would be touched to read it.

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Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: Holiday Special #1

Nov 17, 2019

Doctor Who Holiday Special Volume 1 starts an excellent tale of holiday adventure. With The Doctor and company up to their eyes in holiday mischief, it leaves plenty left to do for the timelord and friends.

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Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: Holiday Special #2

Dec 13, 2019

Bearing a lovely seasonal wrap up for the Doctor and friends Doctor Who: Holiday Special Volume 2gives a bit of that holiday warmth to its story. It often feels likeDoctor Whois one of the few major franchises that still delights in leaning right into that classic Christmas season warmth. No surprise spin, or new angle of approach. Just that unfiltered sense of "lets be thankful for the year that was, and the one that is coming" joy that the holidays are supposed to be about.

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Doodleville OGN

May 1, 2020

While I could go one praising its wonderful art, lovely characters, and positive themes forever I will stop now and simply say I cannot recommend Doodleville enough.

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Dracula, Motherf**ker! OGN

Aug 12, 2020

When all is said and done, Dracula Motherf**ker!delivers a solid vampiric tale. While there are some high points, the book attempts to do too much to ever let any of them truly land.

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Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #1

Jan 7, 2020

Overall I found Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #1 to be an enjoyable read. It got me invested in several of its characters, particularly the mage Francesca, and I am curious to see how its disparate plot threads will come together in the end.

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Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #2

Feb 18, 2020

With Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #2, the team is really putting their stamp on this corner of the world. With both ends of the story settling on satisfying cliffhanger moments, the stage is set for an explosive final act. I hope the creative team can keep this energy going so the can finish this story with the bang it feels like it deserves.

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Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #3

Mar 21, 2020

When all is said and done I enjoyed my time with Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #3. It treats its characters wonderfully and lands some truly emotional moments splendidly. If it felt more like a complete story it would have been perfect.

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Dry Foot #1

Aug 5, 2020

This character-driven first issue serves as a great start for its narrative. It commits to its characters, crafting them into real people the reader can relate to, and root for. As long as the story moving forward can be the equal of its cast, I think Dry Foot #1 could be the start of something great.

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Dune: House Atreides #1

Oct 21, 2020

So while Dune: House Atreides #1feels a bit overstuffed, it will hopefully deliver for its narrative in the long run. As long as you can take a sizable amount of information in stride this book has a lot of promise.

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Dune: House Atreides #2

Nov 26, 2020

Dune: House Atreides #2 falls fairly flat for me. The introduction of so many plot threads does nothing but slow down and muddle an already busy story. It feels like this book is concerned less with telling a cohesive narrative than managing to introduce every element from the universe that the original materials dealt with.

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Dune: House Atreides #3

Dec 25, 2020

When all is said and done, Dune: House Atreides #3 continues to grow its narratives. While no single plot thread is given enough time to truly form, it does manage to do deliver some strong moments with its characters. If you have enjoyed this series up till now, this issue should be a solid entry for you.

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Dune: House Atreides #4

Jan 28, 2021

All things taken together, Dune: House Atreides #4 delivers another fine issue in its story. If you have enjoyed the book up to now, I see no reason why anything here would disappoint

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Dungeons & Dragons (2016): Infernal Tides, TPB #1

Feb 17, 2021

When I look back at Dungeons and Dragons: Infernal Tides I cannot find a single complaint to levy against it. It is a witty, fun, character-driven adventure that creates true tension as it raises the stakes of the story. Great monster designs and all-around fantastic art allow the reader to truly immerse themselves in the tale of swords and sorcery told within its pages.

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Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #1

Apr 22, 2020

All in all Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wishprovides a solid fantasy story that delivers a interestingly executed narrative with a fine cast of characters.

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Empyre: Fantastic Four #0

Jul 8, 2020

Looking back on it, I enjoyed my read of Fantastic Four: Empyre #0. It provided me with a fun space faring adventure with the Fantastic Four. Its ability to achieve this, while also working to setup Marvels next big crossover event is a commendable achievement.

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Empyre #1

Jul 15, 2020

When all is said and done Avengers/Fantastic Four Empyre #1 offers an explosive start to the Empyrestoryline proper. With the field now set it will be interesting to see where the story goes from here. Hopefully it will be able to follow through on the highs of this book, while avoiding its narrative pitfalls.

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Empyre: Aftermath: Avengers #1

Sep 8, 2020

When all is said and done Avengers Empyre: Aftermath #1tackles a lot, and manages to stick its landing with skill and poise. Just as one would expect for a royal event.

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Empyre: Fallout: Fantastic Four #1

Sep 9, 2020

When all is said and done, Fantastic Four Empyre: Fallout #1wraps up the Empyrestoryline in a nice clean bow. With some humor, and a fair measure of heart, Slott and company send off Marvels latest company crossover on a truly feel good note.

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Empyre: Avengers #1

Jul 22, 2020

Empyre: The Avengers #1 is a solid start to its piece of a larger storyline. While it suffers from being a bit too busy, it delivers a collection of Earths heroes doing what they do best.

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Engineward #1

Jul 25, 2020

Engineward #1 closes with what appears to be a startling discovery being made. While not nearly enough context is yet present to know just how big of an impact it will leave, the creative team here has delivered a strong enough story that Id be interested in potentially finding out.

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Everything #1

Sep 3, 2019

When taken as a whole, Everything #1sets up its story with all the classic hallmarks of an eerie tale. From the quiet unsuspecting town to the weird outsider that has to be up to something, it feels like Everything #1 has a lot of potential. Especially if the creative team can establish their characters going forward as well as they have established their story's setting.

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Exorsisters #4

Jan 26, 2019

Rating: 3/5 paranormal detectives (though easily a 4/5 if the humor is what you are looking for)

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Far Sector #1

Nov 13, 2019

With Far Sector #1,I feel we are being given our first steps into something exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing something unique come from this. Not just from the setting but from the protagonist as well. The thought of a fairly inexperienced Lantern on their own promises something a bit different from a group that often feels very one-note. If the creative team can keep the quality up, this book could be a must-read going into the new year.

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Far Sector #2

Dec 11, 2019

When all is said and done, Far Sector #2 is a solid continuation of Green Lantern Mullein's debut. While the story is a bit slow, it continues to flesh out its setting in important ways. This solid writing, coupled with its excellent visual representation, continues to make Far Sectora worthwhile read.

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Far Sector #3

Jan 22, 2020

With Far Sector #3 ending on a moment, that promises the next issue will be a must-read for fans I cannot wait for that issue to drop. I had thoroughly enjoyed this budding series through the first two issues. Now, however, issue four will definitely be one of my most anticipated drops of next month.

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Far Sector #4

Feb 26, 2020

While Far Sector #4didnt end up being quite as impacting as I expected it to be, it nevertheless delivered a well executed story.

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Far Sector #5

Mar 25, 2020

When all is said and doneFar Sector #5provides the audience with some finely executed background on its main protagonist.

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Far Sector #7

Aug 4, 2020

I absolutely loved Far Sector #7. It hits hard, builds up energy and leaves me eager to see what comes next. Lantern Mullein continues to rise in my rankings of GLs.

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Far Sector #8

Oct 6, 2020

When all is said and done, Far Sector #8continues to deliver a magnificent story. It both resolves the previous issues cliffhanger and setups up the next storys plot. All this while delivering all the power and emotion you could ask from a powerful lead character. With only four issues left to go, this story has me itching to enter the final leg of the journey.

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Far Sector #9

Dec 1, 2020

When all is said and done, Far Sector #9 delivers a strong story that helps flesh out the world and works to introduce the next act of its story. With all the action of the last couple of episodes, a bit of a slower pace is a welcome moment to let Mullein catch her breath.

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Far Sector #10

Feb 2, 2021

When it is all brought together, Far Sector #10 delivers an emotional story that sets the coming issues up for the narratives final phase. With the last panel, the endgame takes form, and the stage is set. Its been a long, emotional run, and I cannot wait to see what Mullein does next. With each issue, this character climbs higher in my list of favorite Green Lanterns. And it looks like the City Enduring is gonna need some more of this green lanterns light.

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Far Sector #11

Apr 6, 2021

When all is said and done, Far Sector #11 delivers a near-flawless setup for its upcoming finale issue. With the stakes as high as they can get for the City Enduring, all that remains is to see if Mullein truly has what it takes to wear that emerald ring on her finger.

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Flash (2016) Annual #3

Jun 16, 2020

The Flash Annual #3 is, simply put, great fun. A simple daring escape is granted more legs than it might have had thanks to some clever narration. The utilization of characters kept everyone in the story busy and produced an enjoyable ride from start to finish.

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Funny Creek #1

Aug 10, 2020

When all is said and done Funny Creek #1 delivers a fun introduction to its narrative. Its exuberant protagonist is extremely charming, and almost gives the reader no choice but to root for her. I can certainly see this book providing a fun bit of escapism for those who may need it

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Future State (2021): Suicide Squad #1

Jan 26, 2021

All in all, Future State: Suicide Squad #1 delivers a solid pair of stories. While its opener stumbles a little in my opinion, its not without its worth. While the back half of the book hits with a bang and never lets up. This book is worth the price of admission for that alone.

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Future State (2021): Wonder Woman #1

Jan 5, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Wonder Woman #1 delivers an interesting and unique take on the mythological world. Even though its star character comes across a bit one-note, there definitely feels like there is room for her to grow.

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Future State (2021): Immortal Wonder Woman #1

Jan 19, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1 delivers a great pair of stories. With a vast difference in setting and focus, the variety of narrative greatly emphasizes each story's strengths while also allowing each to stand on their own.

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Future State (2021): Superman of Metropolis #1

Jan 5, 2021

When all is said and done Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1 delivers an interesting start to its story. While it slams the gas on the plot a bit hard, requiring the reader to take in a lot of backstories, I would say it is overall worth it.

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Future State (2021): Catwoman #1

Jan 19, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Catwoman #1 delivers a cool, enjoyable narrative that ends with a bang that promises a big impact on the Batman corner of the Future Stateslate of comics.

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Future State (2021): Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1

Jan 12, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Kara Zor-El Superwoman #1 introduces readers to a different look at its title character. But instead of just putting a twist on the character for the sake of it, Bennet and company seem to be crafting something truly retrospective for the character.

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Future State (2021): Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Jan 26, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 sets up its narrative's final confrontation well. Even with the clash in character designs, I still enjoyed what this book brings, and I look forward to seeing the next issues wrap up. LONG LIVE THE LEGION!

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Future State (2021): Robin Eternal #1

Jan 12, 2021

Future State: Robin Eternal #1 delivers an interesting opening to its story when all is said and done. While it lacks a little personality, it utilizes its setting and characters to deliver something worth reading, particularly if you are a fan of Tim Drake.

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Future State (2021): Robin Eternal #2

Feb 9, 2021

Bringing it all together, Future State: Robin Eternal #2delivers a strong wrap up to this two-part story. It balances out both its emotional and physical threats well, allowing for a multifaceted story to land that both entertains and grows its main protagonist.

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Future State (2021): Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Feb 23, 2021

When all is said and done Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #2gives readers a shocking narrative that delivers an unexpected ending to its story. It's the unfortunate insistence of clinging to the main series layout designs that seriously hampers its visuals. Combined with a bit of confusing lettering and you get a mixed bag of a book that could've been so much more.

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Future State (2021): Superman of Metropolis #2

Feb 2, 2021

When it all comes together, Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2 manages to wrap up its short storyline in a way that feels satisfying. The reader gets to see Jon experience some strong growth as he becomes a true Superman.

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Future State (2021): Superman/Wonder Woman #2

Feb 9, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #2accomplishes a strong finish to its story. It built its main characters up beyond what they were in the previous issue, allowing them to deal with the enemies before them in a way that is both satisfying, as well as entertaining.

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Future State (2021): Immortal Wonder Woman #2

Feb 16, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #2 delivers an emotional gut-punch in its opening story and follows it up with a piece that virtually anywhere else would be a strong tale in its own right. This book is a must-own for fans of Wonder Woman.

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Future State (2021): Suicide Squad #2

Feb 23, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Suicide Squad #2is a mixed bag at best. While there are some good story moments and solid art, the book tries to do too much for the time it has, and some of what it does never really makes sense.

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Future State (2021): Wonder Woman #2

Feb 2, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Wonder Woman #2 expands and elevates the worlds introduction to Yara Flor. While I dont know what DC has planned for the newest Wonder Woman, I hope she gets another opportunity to shine her light in the comics world. Especially if they can keep Jones on to helm her story, as she seems to have a great sense for where this character needs to go.

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Future State (2021): Catwoman #2

Feb 16, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Catwoman #2 manages to deliver a strong story that balances big high octane fights with emotional moments. External factors aside, I feel that the creative team does a great job of getting as much out of the story as possible.

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Future State (2021): Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #2

Feb 9, 2021

When all is said and done, Future State: Kara Zor-El Superwoman #2 brings its story to an excellent conclusion. Karas journey, what she teaches, and what she learns along the way is a filling and meaningful tale.

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Generations (2021): Shattered #1

Jan 5, 2021

When all is said and done, I feel like Generations Shattered #1 possesses a decent story but often loses track of it amidst all the time-hopping. Now that the team is assembled, maybe its follow up stories will be able to set the ship aright.

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Getting It Together #1

Sep 2, 2020

In the end, Getting it Together #1delivers a decent story. It has some heart mixed with some nice moments but just never really gets to step beyond that to be something truly noteworthy.

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Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1

Apr 21, 2021

So, when I take it all together Godzilla: Monsters and Protectors #1 does a good job of presenting its premise through its accurately depicted narrator. Whether or not this books simple, but fun presentation will work for you rests largely on whether or not this voice is one you want delivering a story to you.

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Gotham High #1

May 12, 2020

When all is said and done Gotham Highdelivers a passable tale that feels like it banks to highly on its characters names to get by.

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Graphic Fantasy #1

Feb 3, 2021

Graphic Fantasy #1 is a piece of nostalgia that will fit great in the collections of long-time fans. Its always nice getting your hands on that missing issue, and checking another box on the must-gets list, even if the stories it contains hasnt aged well. For anyone else, however; Id have to give this nearly four-decades-old book a hard pass.

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Graphic Fantasy #2

Feb 4, 2021

So, in the end, Graphic Fantasy #2 delivers a tale that Im sure long time fans of Paul Dragon may want to fill a hole in their collections. For most, however, unless you are simply looking for an example of where comics were 40 years ago, there are better options on the market.

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Green Lantern (2018) #4

Feb 6, 2019

Overall, this book delivered a well-rounded read from a talented creative team that I am looking forward to revisiting next month. They covered a lot of ground in this book, and handled it better than many would have, which gives promise for when the story picks up in issues to come.

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Green Lantern (2018) #5

Mar 6, 2019

While I have not always found Hal Jordan to be the unique, or exciting character in DC's stable, he is often a very interesting one. When taken out of his comfort zone and forced to question the things around him, he is great. In this respect I find myself applauding Morrison for finding something interesting to do with Green Lantern, that doesn't involve him simply battering things with constructs from his ring.

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Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

Nov 6, 2019

While the book sports a solid visual presentation and good world-building, that is mostly all it has to offer. Luckily, comics are continuous media. This issue sets some solid building blocks with its world-building that will hopefully bear a great story as this three-issue mini-series continues to unfold.

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Gunning for Ramirez #1

Sep 11, 2020

When all is said and done, Gunning for Ramirez Volume 1 delivers a story speckled with memorable moments that are mostly occupied by forgettable characters. The art does some work to add extra enjoyment to the presentation but in the end, it cant do enough to lift it out of mediocrity.

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H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau #1

Aug 8, 2019

That having been said I feel, overall, that The Island of Dr. Moreau #1 is an excellent beginning to this retelling of H. G. Wells's classic work. I hope subsequent issues follow through and deliver the service the story deserves.

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HaHa #1

Jan 13, 2021

When all is said and done, Haha #1 provides readers with a curious look at a terrible day. What it ultimately says may be up for a measure of interpretation, but there is never anything wrong with that.

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HaHa #2

Feb 18, 2021

When all is said and done, Haha #2 takes readers on an uncomfortable journey with a mother and daughter as one seeks a fresh start in what she perceives as a promised land, and the other is brought along for the ride. It is a hard book to read, which leaves me grasping for a proper way to define it.

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HaHa #3

Mar 25, 2021

When all is mimed and done(see what I did there?) Haha #3 delivers another rough story of bad things happening to decent people. While its silent approach is novel, I feel like its presence keeps the story from landing as solidly as the previous issues did.

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HaHa #4

Apr 22, 2021

Haha #4 brings another unique tale to this anthology series. With its notable shift from the previous issues, Im curious to see where it all goes from here.

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Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy (2019) #1

May 19, 2020

If an emotional road trip with a duo that are ready to face whatever life has to throw at them with, and for, each other sounds like a good read, I highly recommend this this book.

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Harley Quinn (2016) #70

Feb 5, 2020

Harley Quinn #70 is a promising start to a new storyline. I'm interested to see where this story takes Harley and if Harley can handle the trip.

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Harley Quinn (2016) #73

Jun 9, 2020

When Harley Quinn #73 wraps up, it's on a one-two punch of emotion and surprise. Where the story goes from here I cant possibly imagine. But as long as Humphries and company keep putting out this level of quality, I am along for the ride.

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Harley Quinn (2016) #74

Jul 7, 2020

Harley Quinn #74wraps up its storyline with a ending page I hope promises a bit of good for our often on the ropes harlequin. Shes been dragged through hell and back recently and Id love to see something go a little right for her. Id say shes earned it.

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Harley Quinn (2016) #75

Aug 18, 2020

Harley Quinn #75 is a true celebration of the character. It looks at the many facets of who she is, and why she does what she does. Humphries and company have done a magnificent job with this character over their run. I wasnt a Harley fan before these stories, but theyve managed to win me over. Heres to whatever comes next everyones favorite Harlequin.

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Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red (2020) #1

Jun 26, 2020

When all is said and done I really liked Harley Quinn: Black, White and Red #1. I find myself thoroughly intrigued by where this story will go from her.

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Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red (2020) #2

Jul 3, 2020

Harley Quinn: Black, White, and Red #2 delivers a fun, stylish, and somewhat bizarre fashion fueled tale I thoroughly enjoyed. The lead ladies are balanced against each other wonderfully. With the huge shift in tone between issues one and two, I'm left extremely curious about what the next piece of this series will bring us. But, whatever it may be, I'm definitely looking forward to it.

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Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! #1

Mar 25, 2020

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O!provides its readers with a wonderful story about four girls, loving life, playing music, and standing up for whats right. Mix in a bit of teenage coming of age struggles and you have an absolutely delightful tale.

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Hellions (2020) #1

Jan 1, 1970

I can not deny the quality of the creative teams work on this project. The writing it emotional and deep, just as the art is superbly executed to match it. Its just the main theme that worries me.

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Hellions (2020) #3

Aug 26, 2020

When all is said and done Hellions #3 continues its story well. Aside from some potentially hard to follow references for new readers the story is interesting and sets up its next installment well.

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Heroes Reborn (2021): Hyperion & The Imperial Guard #1

May 12, 2021

Hyperion and the Imperial Guard #1 brings a unique tale from another timeline. The characters are well delivered, and the creative team does an excellent job establishing them despite the limited amount of time.

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Hollow Heart #1

Feb 17, 2021

When all is said and done, Hollow Heart #1 delivers an interesting and emotional beginning. While there are many questions that need answering about this storys protagonists and situations, it certainly feels like it has something to say. Whether or not that message will ultimately resonate with readers is something only time will tell.

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Home (2021) #1

Apr 1, 2021

Home #1 delivers a heartfelt look at the struggles and hardship of those who have come to the U.S. border looking for nothing more than safety and the freedom from the want and fear they have been forced to endure.

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Ice Cream Man: Quarantine Comix Special #1

Sep 9, 2020

While several of the pieces are heartfelt, it doesnt deliver anything that stands it out among the plethora of options out there. Its interesting, but I struggle to call it good.

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Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1

Sep 29, 2020

When all is said and done The Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1 delivers a serviceable story. If it was a simple filler issue in an ongoing series it would be worth picking up just to keep a collection intact. As a stand-alone one-shot, however, I cant really find any compelling reason to go out of the way to pick it up. Its not bad, but there is plenty out there that is better.

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Immortal She-Hulk #1

Sep 22, 2020

As I look back on it I find myself thoroughly impressed with my experience reading The Immortal She-Hulk #1. It delivers the start of a deep story, which poses plenty of questions I hope to get answers to. Plus, it manages to do something that comics often struggle with, it leaves me worried about She-Hulk. One of those characters writers can have difficulty with creating concern for, given the often absurd power level the character displays.

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Incredible Doom #1

May 17, 2021

Incredible Doom Volume 1 delivers a powerful narrative of the struggles of growing up in bad situations and how a nascent technology creates new possibilities for the cast to discover and escape what once was omnipresent for them.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #0

Mar 2, 2021

Bringing it all togetherInfinite Frontier #0 serves as an excellent primer for DCs post-Future State comics line. Setting characters in their place, starting storylines, and hinting at future perils makes this book a must-pickup for any fan who needs to know the full story of what is transpiring in DCs new Omniverse.

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Inkblot #1

Aug 19, 2020

When all is said and done Inkblot #1 delivers a fun little misadventure. Its lead character is relatable, but neither her nor the story itself, gave me much, in particular, to pull me back for more.

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Jenny Zero #1

Apr 14, 2021

When all is said and done, Jenny Zero #1 delivers a tale that, while told well, doesnt do enough to make it stand out. But if you are looking for a solid sci-fi tale about a hard-living hero who has to fight giant monsters, this will certainly scratch that itch.

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Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #6

Jan 25, 2019

The only struggle this issue has is that it is, while well crafted, a mid-point that promises much but might leave some readers antsy for more immediacy. While these pages are certainly important they may contain a little too much zen for readers eager to get into the action. This issue serves as an excellent connective tissue for the story as the reader is left with the feeling that things will begin to speed up from here as revelations seem to be close at hand and the journey will enter its final stage in the issues to come.

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Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #7

Feb 21, 2019

In the end, I feel that while this issue was a bit slower, and it leaves me feeling more certain I have a solid idea of how it will end, but I look forward to it nonetheless. The tale being told is a positive, uncomplicated story of people finding good, both in themselves, as well as the world all around them. And I for one am here for it.

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Jim Henson's Tale of Sand #1

Jul 7, 2019

Looking back at my time with Tale of Sand I find myself happy I got to experience it. While it has its shortcomings for me, it was unique and a surreal, often bizarre journey into the unknown. If you have an itch for something truly one of a kind that was born, in part, from one of the great creative minds of the 20th century this book is certainly worth checking out.

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Ghosts #1

Mar 11, 2020

Jim Hensons The Storyteller: Ghosts #1 provides an adequate story, complemented by a lovely visual presentation.

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Jinny Hex Special (2020) #1

Dec 29, 2020

Jinny Hex Special #1 tells a tale that is equal parts adventure, fun, and emotion. While this book is just a one-shot, its characters are strong and engaging enough that I hope we may yet see more of Jinny and company in the future.

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Juggernaut (2020) #1

Sep 22, 2020

When all is said and done The Juggernaut #1 starts its the story off on the right foot. It gives an often one-dimensional character a greater depth than is generally shone. I hope Nicieza and the company can continue to build the narrative from here.

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Juggernaut (2020) #2

Oct 21, 2020

When all is said and done, The Juggernaut #2 delivers a strong payoff to this series' first small arc. It delivers some quality action moments while continuing to explore a deeper side of Markos character.

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Karmen #1

Mar 10, 2021

When all is said and done, Karmen #1 is difficult to rate. It could be the beginning of something unique and wondrous, or not. With so little given about where this story plans to go, it is extremely hard to say how well this book starts that narrative. As it is, it has some great art, and a beginning, unlike anything I've read before.

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Karmen #2

Apr 17, 2021

Looking back on Karmen #2, the concepts of the story are beginning to come together. While I remain uncertain of how the story will continue from here, my previous befuddlement has been mostly replaced by genuine curiosity.

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Kick-Ass vs Hit-Girl (2020) #1

Oct 21, 2020

So when all is said and done, Kick Ass vs Hit Girl #1 is a passable begging to a story. Providing you are up to date on what is happening in this little comic universe, everything probably flows smoothly... The disorientation I felt, coupled with the lack of weight from the climactic fight scene, left my experience with this story feeling wanting.

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Kick-Ass vs Hit-Girl (2020) #2

Dec 16, 2020

When all is said and done, Kick-Ass vs Hit-Girl #2 delivers a story that is light on narrative and heavy on violence. If these violent moments had more weight or creativity to them, this might have been adequate. As it is, this shallow story feels like simple violence for the sake of it.

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King In Black: Spider-Man #1

Mar 15, 2021

When all is said and done King in Black: Spider-Man #1delivers a nice optimistic message about not only doing what you can but not beating yourself up for not being able to do more.

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King In Black: Iron Man/Doom #1

Dec 30, 2020

When all is said and done, Iron Man/Doctor Doom #1 delivers an interesting story that challenges its protagonists both mentally and physically. The art is top-notch, and the extra effort given to its presentation makes it shine right down to the last panel.

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King In Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #1

Jan 13, 2021

When all is said and done Gwenom vs Carnage #1 delivers a great start for its story. The final pages deliver a twist I never saw coming, and I cannot wait to see where the story goes from here.

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King In Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #2

Feb 3, 2021

Gwenom vs Carnage #2 continues to deliver an evolving and interesting story. With a great balance of kinetic action and emotional stakes, I look forward to seeing where this series goes next as the King in Black event continues.

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King In Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #3

Mar 3, 2021

When taken all together, King in Black: Gwenom vs Carnage #3 delivers a story that somehow manages to deliver heartfelt emotion and life-threatening peril while wrapping it all in a rave-inspired color scheme that manages not to diminish either of the previously mentioned elements. It just rocks.

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King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries #1

Jan 5, 2021

When all is said and done Return of the Valkyries #1 starts this two-sided story off with both a strong narrative, as well as good emotional depth.

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King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries #2

Feb 3, 2021

When all is said and done, Return of the Valkyries #2 grows its story well as it brings in new characters and sets up the adventure ahead.

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King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries #3

Feb 24, 2021

When you look at it all together, King in Black: Return of the Valkyries #3 delivers a grim tale, that does an excellent job of setting up its final issue. What will ultimately become of our heroes is something I cannot wait to find out. May the All-Father smile on their efforts.

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King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries #4

Apr 3, 2021

When all is said and done, King in Black: The Return of the Valkyries #4 brings its narrative to an excellent close. It delivers on the plot threads that have been laid out for it in an effective and entertaining way.

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Last Dance OGN

Jan 12, 2021

When all is said and done, Last Dance delivers an excellent blend of creepy story vibes, an excellently executed final confrontation, and some deep life lessons that young readers can always stand to hear one more time.

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Last Round Arthurs #1

Oct 5, 2020

When all is said and done Last Round Arthurs Volume 1 delivers an unsteady start to its narrative. Its characters inconsistencies left me struggling to connect with them. Without that link to the characters, the story fails to deliver a strong reason for my continued interest.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019): Millennium #1

Sep 4, 2019

I enjoyed Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1. I greatly appreciated the themesthat have been explored in this book so far and eagerly find myself looking forward to where they will lead when the conclusion releases. If you are feeling up for something a bit different than the standard superhero adventure, I'd highly recommend Legion of Suoer-Heroes: Millennium #1.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

Legion of Super-Heroes #1 has perhaps started off a bit cautiously. While some may feel the approach to both story and art a bit too textbook, I think they serve the setting presented wonderfully. And while it's too early to tell if DC's latest trip to the 31st century will bear fruit, as of now I am very optimistic.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #2

Dec 18, 2019

All in all, Legion of Super-Heroes #2 continues to build upon the foundation begun in the first entry. The up-tempo brightness of this book is a pleasure to experience. I look forward to seeing the next issue, especially as it will be introducing another character who's attitude is sure to make waves within the Legion.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019): Millennium #2

Oct 2, 2019

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2creates such atmosphere and weight in its narrative that it pains me to see it end. I only hope that what it leads to can pick up the groundwork it has laid down to create a story worthy of this series' exceptional work.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #4

Feb 19, 2020

Overall, I found Legion of Super-Heroes #4 to be an enjoyable book. It succeeds in introducing several key Legion characters on a more personal level, even though this comes at the cost of once again stalling the main narrative. As long as you are ready for a slower burn, character-driven story, I think there is a lot to enjoy in Legion of Super-Heroes #4.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #5

Mar 25, 2020

In the end, Legion of Super-Heroes #5puts what I hope are the final pieces of its narrative into place. With the plot feeling ready to escalate I look forward to next months issue.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #6

Jun 9, 2020

When all is said and done, Legion of Super-Heroes #6 provides a solid wrap up to the Legion's first confrontation in their new series. With that business out of the way, I look forward to seeing where the Legion will go from here.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #7

Jul 28, 2020

As the issue closes the Legion are presented with a new challenge which hints that next issue might be a bit more exciting for readers. And while I enjoyed this issue thoroughly, I cant say that a bit of Legion fueled action wouldnt be welcome.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #8

Aug 25, 2020

All in all,Legion of Super-Heroes #8 provides a solid narrative coupled with an interesting artistic delivery. Bendis and company continue to deliver a story that has just enough promise to keep me reading, though it never manages to really land as hard as Id like it to.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #9

Sep 29, 2020

When all is said and done Legion of Super-Heroes #9 delivers a story that is enjoyable, if a bit overstuffed. The menagerie of art styles does more to overwhelm the reader than add to the story. Hopefully, next months issue will settle down a bit on all counts.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #10

Oct 27, 2020

When all is said and done, Legion of Super-Heroes #10works as a strong bridge to link the previous story with what is to come next. The endings tease of who the Legion will be up against next didnt land with me as well as Im sure it was meant to, but we can talk about that next time.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #11

Nov 24, 2020

So while I think Legion of Super-Heroes #11 could benefit from a little focus on the part of its narrative, it still manages to deliver an enjoyable read that sets up what could be a huge finale to the Legions confrontation with Zaar.

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Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #12

Jan 19, 2021

When all is said and done, Legion of Super-Heroes #12 delivers an exciting conclusion to its current storyline. Strong action and some key character moments come together to make this story one of the highlights of this book's current run.

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Lemonade Code OGN

Jan 8, 2021

Lemonade Code is a book I cannot recommend to anyone. Even trying to look at it as a read for younger individuals does it no favors. As the protagonist is obnoxious and self-centered, with little to learn from. And there are much better young reader books out there.

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Lords Of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1

Jul 22, 2020

When all is said and done Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1 gives an emotional look at the man who is made to be an emperor. It delivers both good background as well as moments that endear it's lead to the reader.

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Lords Of Empyre: Celestial Messiah #1

Aug 5, 2020

There was a lot more in Lords of Empyre: Celestial Messiah #1 than I expected. The confrontation between mother and son hit home extremely well. There is a lot of emotion in these pages. If you find yourself enjoying the larger Empyre storyline I would strongly recommend picking this book up. It gives a great background for one of its key players in a manner that hits home in an all too familiar way. After all, what person hasnt screamed at their parent from a few parsecs away?

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Luna (2021) #1

Feb 3, 2021

When all is said and done, Luna #1 delivers a curious start to its story. It delivers enough hints at what may be happening so readers will not feel lost while maintaining the air of mystery the book clearly wants to have. With the story closing on a fairly disturbing note, the book leaves readers with a harshly contrasting feeling to what it presents for most of its duration. Making this ending something striking.

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Magic (2021) #1

Apr 7, 2021

Magic #1 delivers an exciting, characterful story once it gets going. Im certainly intrigued to learn what could be on the horizon for the storys main characters.

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Magic (2021) #2

May 13, 2021

When all is said and done, Magic #2 builds on the solid foundation of its predecessor without making any of its mistakes. If the creative team can continue to deliver this level of storytelling, readers have a lot to look forward to as this story unfolds.

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Man-Eaters #5

Jan 31, 2019

I loved my time with this book, and it continues to be one of my most anticipated read each month. With the trifecta of amazing characters, memorable art, and a story that is not only interesting but has relevant statements to make, this book continues to stay strong, without any signs of slowing down.

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Man-Eaters #6

Feb 28, 2019

While I continue to look forward to where this book is going my only concern is how long it'll take to get there. Strong characters and excellent art can only prop a story so long, and I'd hate for this unique read to lose its way. But I will definitely be back next month to see what lies in store for our most likable of heroines.

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Marked (2019) #6

Jul 2, 2020

When all is said and done The Marked #6 continues the level of polish and style seen in previous books. Im looking forward to seeing what happens next as the gifted continue to bring me along on wild adventures of magic and mayhem.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): Captain Marvel #1

Feb 24, 2021

When all is said and done, Marvel Snapshots: Captain Marvel #1delivers a beautiful narrative about the importance of becoming the person one wishes to be. Jennis lessons in this book can easily be applied to many of us. And just like Jenni, hopefully, all who read will be inspired to go higher, further, faster than ever before.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): Civil War #1

Dec 2, 2020

When all is said and done Marvel Snapshots: Civil War #1tells an impactful tale about thinking for ones self and not just going with the program. How reasonable people can find themselves in a place that, on the surface, should be good but isnt. And reminds us of what we are responsible for in such a situation.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): X-Men #1

Sep 15, 2020

When all is said and done, Marvels Snapshots: X-Men #1 delivers an emotional look at the beginning of one of Marvels iconic characters. We get to see the boy who would become Cyclops discover those aspects of himself that will guide him, and others, to become heroes.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): Spider-Man #1

Oct 7, 2020

So, when all is said and done Marvel Snapshots: Spider-Man #1 delivers a solid, down to earth tale, that is almost completely absent of its title character, and has some potentially problematic trappings.

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Middlewest #7

May 24, 2019

I've never felt so deeply connected to a comic book character before. And I don't think I would've believed I could be before reading this amazing story. If the creative team can keep up this level of high quality, deeply emotional storytelling I would desperately hope there are some Eisner awards coming in their future.

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Middlewest #8

Jun 20, 2019

As I'm sure is evidenced in all that I've said above, Middlewest continues to be an emotional and thought provoking piece of art I couldn't put down. The characters continue to feel shockingly real and I am filled with a compulsion to continue to take this journey with them, no matter how many tears I shed along the way.

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Middlewest #9

Jul 26, 2019

With all these elements coming together Middlewest #9 serves as an excellent slow down moment for this story. It gets the characters where they need to be, while also avoiding the feel of a boring bridge story. Middlewest continues to be a beautiful, fantastic journey of self-understanding and discovery. And I cannot wait for more.

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Middlewest #10

Aug 22, 2019

Middlewest #10 continues the level of excellence I have come to expect from this remarkable creative team. This issue challenges both Abel and the reader to ask hard questions about who we are and how we got here. Do we have a say in what we ultimately become, or are we purely the products of our environments? If we strive hard enough can we break the cycles that have plagued our predecessors? I believe we can. And Middlewest #10 has me hoping, with all my heart, that young Abel finds a way to.

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Middlewest #11

Sep 20, 2019

While Middlewest #11 doesn't reinvent any storytelling wheels it serves an exquisitely told narrative beat that is timeless. The creative team beautifully highlights that it's ok to go with a classic story by giving the moments all the time they need to properly come together.

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Middlewest #12

Oct 24, 2019

Reaching the end of Middlewest #12 simply left me eager for more. The newest baddie feels like a whole new style of problems for Abel. And with his growing struggle to contain the storm within him, this new antagonist could cause far more trouble then he realizes for the world of Middlewest.

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Middlewest #13

Dec 19, 2019

So while Middlewest #13 is, narratively, another setup book for the story, it hardly feels like it. With so much deep character development within these pages, this book does an excellent job of keeping the reader's attention right where the creative team wants it to be. They put the reader right there with Abel and Bobby in the fields, or with Jeb and Maggie rallying the troops, to truly experience their story and their feelings. It is what fiction writing is all about and Middlewesthas always had it in spades.

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Middlewest #14

Jan 25, 2020

Middlewest #14continues the great character development I've come to love with this book. The entire creative team works so smoothly together to create a magnificent story. It never fails to say something important. I've heard it said that the truest form of art is that which speaks to the soul. That grants the viewer an emotional reaction. That art is the purest way humanity has to express those emotions that are nearly impossible to express. If this is the case, thenMiddlewest is one true work of art.

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Middlewest #15

Feb 20, 2020

I can't think of greater praise for a book than when it reaches that point where it's built itself so well that a reader cannot wait to see what's next while simultaneously dreading its arrival. For once it gets here, it'll be over. And I'd very dearly love for Middlewest to never end.

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Middlewest #17

Jun 26, 2020

By the end of Middlewest #17 the stage is set. The final issue is prepared for with all the skill and perfection I have come to expect. This issues delivery only heightens my eagerness for the finale, while also making me dread having to say goodbye once it comes.

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Middlewest #18

Jul 23, 2020

Middlewest as a whole has been a singular literary experience I will never forget. Much of that is due to just how phenomenally Middlewest #18 lands that often elusive perfect ending. It is emotional, profound, and delivers a final moment that is true to both its story, and its characters. Lastly, I would simply like to say, to Young, Corona, Beaulieu, and Piekos, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! All these issues will forever be prizes of my comic book collection. And you all deserve every Eisner Middlewestcan be put up for.

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Dec 4, 2019

With Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 delivering, lots of action, and laughs, it's pretty much everything a fan of either franchise could hope for. It's only hurdle now is to keep this momentum moving forward as the story continues in the months to come.

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

Dec 31, 2019

All these things come together to make this story a smooth transition from the introduction point of the narrative to the escalation that is sure to come. With the plot's hook dropped on the last page of this issue I cannot wait to see how things progress from here. Even with both the Turtles and the Rangers working together they may still find their hands full with this situation.

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

Feb 6, 2020

When all is said and done Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 continues to deliver a fun and engaging story. It has done a great job balancing so many characters and I am definitely looking forward to how things go down in next month's issue.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #17

Jun 10, 2020

When all is said and done, the entire creative team on Miles Morales: Spider-Man #17takes what couldve been a fairly routine story and infuses it with enough emotion to make it something much more. This was my first time picking up a Miles Morales comic in a while, but if this is the quality I can expect in future issues it certainly wont be my last.

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Millennium: The Girl Who Danced With Death #1

Jan 21, 2019

While The Girl Who Danced with Death is a powerful and painful, story striding to shine a light on the dangers that are permeating modern culture. It is a hard read that might not be for everyone.Like with the original books, it had a moment or two I struggled with, but at the end, I was happy it was an experience I had chosen to engage with.Millennium: The Girl Who Danced with Deathwill be available at comic stores and online retailers everywhereJanuary 29, 2019.

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Monstress: Talk-Stories #1

Nov 11, 2020

Despite picking this story up on a whim, and never having read anything else from the Monstress world, it provided an endearing and heartfelt tale Im thoroughly glad I experienced. While not all of its moments are happy, and part of me wishes it had given me a happier version of its final resolution, the heartache crafted into its panels makes the brightness shine all the more potently. Just as I suppose, it does in real life.

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Monstress: Talk-Stories #2

Jan 2, 2021

When all is said and done, Monstress: Talk Stories #2 delivers a beautiful narrative that is both heartwarming and tragic. It's a look at how beautiful memories can be a bright light in the darkness, even if that same light can still burn us now and then.

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Monstress #31

Jan 28, 2021

As Monstress #31 closes, a huge moment lands with grace and power that only this series could pull off. How the end builds, to then come crashing down, is a potent example of the unique power of the comic mediums ability to blend words and art into a potent moment. I was eager for this issue to come out and my anticipation for the next issue is tenfold.

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Monstress #32

Feb 26, 2021

When all is said and done, Monstress #32 continues the book's excellent run. Filled with great character, the story builds up the developing situation around Revanna nicely. With yet another surprising finale, I look forward to seeing where the next issue will lead this enthralling narrative.

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Monstress #33

Apr 23, 2021

As Monstress #33 comes to a close, we see The Federations newest weapons brought to bear on Revanna. With the books ending leaving the city in complete confusion and a huge confrontation about to erupt, the next issue cant come soon enough for me.

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New Year's Evil #1

Dec 4, 2019

When all is said and done New Year's Evil #1is a fun compilation of stories. It presents different looks at the holiday season instead of just rehashing the same old tropes most holiday books trot out.

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Nils: The Tree of Life #1

Jan 9, 2020

So while Nils: The Tree of Life does suffer some setbacks I feel it is, in the end, a story well worth experiencing. Its gorgeous art breaths that little extra into the story that the writing sometimes lacks, allowing the reader to become immersed in its world.

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No One's Rose #1

Mar 24, 2020

Overall, I found No Ones Rose #1 to be an intriguing read. What Ive seen of this world feels unique. There feels like there is potential here for a story that may perhaps be a little different than most of its type. But whether it will blaze its own trail or walk well-trodden roads remains to be seen.

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November #1

May 8, 2020

November Volume #1 serves as a potentially strong piece of a greater narrative that fails to stand on its own. If you are looking for a slow burn noir style read, November Volume #1could be something to look into. However, if you want something that tells its own story I could not recommend this book.

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On the Stump #1

Feb 2, 2020

So to sum it all up, On the Stump #1 presents a mostly shock-story with a few nuggets of character. While the visual framing of said story is solid, the actual imagery is sometimes a bit wanting. Even though I personally felt like this start was a bit lackluster, I can certainly see where it has the potential to grow.

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Once Upon a Space-Time #1

Apr 20, 2020

When all is said and done Once Upon a Space-Timedelivers an enjoyable tale of kids getting to explore space. Filled with friendly characters, lighthearted humor, and some genuine science the story has a lot to offer. As long as the reader isnt looking for anything exciting, this book has plenty of fun and humor to offer a young audience.

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Origins (2020) #1

Nov 4, 2020

When all is said and done, Origins #1 sets up a lot of story points while simultaneously establishing its main characters. There are enough curiosities here that I definitely want to learn more. If you are looking for a new story to take you into the new year this might be just the thing to pick up.

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Origins (2020) #2

Dec 11, 2020

When all is said and done, Origins #2continues the interesting tale that readers were introduced to. The more I learn, the more I have questions. So far, Ive been satisfied with the answers that have been provided, and I hope the creative team can keep up this level of quality for the remainder of the series.

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Origins (2020) #3

Jan 20, 2021

Origins #3 delivers a quiet moment of retrospective. As both Chloe and David struggle to come to terms with what they are, they are reminded that they do not have the luxury of time to get it all settled between them. With the last pages of this issue, I feel pretty confident next month will not afford them any more time for contemplation.

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Origins (2020) #4

Feb 13, 2021

When all is said and done Origins #4 delivers another strong entry to the series. With the ending of this issue, it feels like the endgame is about to begin. And we may soon learn what great plan David had concocted in his past life.

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Origins (2020) #5

Mar 19, 2021

When all is said and done Origins #5 places its narrative in an excellent spot for the final issue. The book ends on a hard note that puts one of the vital aspects of its story in imminent peril. I will be eagerly awaiting the final piece of this wonderful sci-fi tale.

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Origins (2020) #6

Jan 1, 1970

Origins #6 delivers an ending to its story that is as flawless as it is unexpected. If someone asks me if there is a comic story I wish I could have erased from my mind so I could have the experience of reading it again for the first time, it would be Origins. And so much of that is because of how perfectly this issue ends this magnificent story. But, since that is not possible, Ill just have to be like David and say, Tell me the story, again.

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Orphan and the Five Beasts #1

Mar 10, 2021

Orphan and the Five Beasts #1 delivers a cool classic feeling start to this story. As Mo sets out to defeat her five foes, it feels like Stokoe has only scratched the surface of this character. I, for one, cannot wait to see what else will be revealed.

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Orphan and the Five Beasts #2

Apr 16, 2021

Orphan and the Five Beasts #2 delivers mixed results. While it opens strong, it soon devolves during its battle sequence, torn between the desire to be exciting and farce, while ultimately failing at both.

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Overwatch: Tracer - London Calling #1

Dec 2, 2020

When all is said and done, Overwatch: Tracer - London Calling #1 delivers a strong start to its narrative. It catches readers up with its protagonist smoothly while setting up events to come. And, unless I miss my guess, a rather influential event in Overwatch lore may be about to happen.

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Plunge #1

Feb 19, 2020

I enjoyed my time reading Plunge #1. And with all the introductions of both cast and situation out of the way, I feel ready for Hill and company to really pick things up with the next issue. The last page serves up a cliffhanger that I'm intrigued to find out more about. I'm definitely ready to take the plunge again when issue two drops.

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Plunge #2

Mar 18, 2020

Even though it treads mostly well worn paths it does it with enough skill to allow the reader to appreciate why they are so well trodden.

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Plunge #3

May 19, 2020

When all is said and done, Plunge #3 delivers readers a lot of information about what is really going on within the tale. While it is a lot of talking, it does end on a brutal moment that certainly leaves questions for the reader to ponder; questions I personally am looking forward to having answered.

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Plunge #4

Jun 23, 2020

With all the cards now on the table, its up to the crew to decide what they are going to do. Can they cooperate with this new entity? Is flight possible? Could they survive a confrontation if it came to it? Or perhaps another option they have yet to divine. While I dont know which path awaits, what I do know is, thanks to the emotionally charged ground work laid out by Plunge #4 I am looking forward to finding out just how our stranded sailors attempt to get off this frozen atoll.

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Plunge #5

Jul 28, 2020

With the final installment of this series on the horizon Plunge #5does a fantastic job of setting up the coming finale. I sincerely hope Hill and company can stick the landing on what has, thus far been, a fantastic story.

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Plunge #6

Aug 25, 2020

So when its all said and done, Plunge #6 delivers an ending that is adequate, if not quite as much as I had hoped for. It ties up its story well, and leaves each character in a place I can accept. If this team ever got back together to deliver another tale of horror Ive enjoyed my time with Plunge enough to get onboard for another go.

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Post Americana #1

Nov 25, 2020

In the end, Post Americana #1 delivers a solid start to its tale. While all the elements come together well enough, there isnt a whole lot to set this story apart from the many other offerings in its genre. So if you are a die-hard fan of the off-color post-apocalyptic looking for a fix, this book might provide just the thing you are looking for.

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Post Americana #2

Jan 30, 2021

While I thought its predecessor had some potential, Post Americana #2 seems to have leaned into all the wrong aspects of its original issue. With so much profanity, violence, and gore being delivered for nothing more than shock value, this story feels bereft of any purpose other than a poor attempt to gross out its readers.

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Punchline (2020) #1

Nov 10, 2020

When all is said and done I am thoroughly impressed with what Punchline #1delivers. It provides a deep, dark look into a woman who has become obsessed with madness. It is at times uncomfortable, and at times disturbing. Perhaps mostly due to how easily people see tears and allow them to wash away what Punchline had a hand in doing. And how I cant shake the feeling their would be a lot of people that really could be manipulated so willingly. But, horror always hits best when it touches real life. And there is definitely a feeling of horror to be found here.

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Rain Like Hammers #1

Jan 20, 2021

When all is said and done Rain Like Hammers #1 delivers a relatable, but hard to enjoy the story. While the characters situation is extremely understandable, the lack of interesting events or character growth makes this slice of life story a slow slough to get through.

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Rising Sun #1

Jan 15, 2020

Rising Sun #1 ends on a cliff hanger that promises the book will be diving into the supernatural as our protagonists continue their quest. I cannot wait to see what happens next. This book is off to a great start. It is a wonderful blend of action, character, and world-building. Exactly what a first issue should be.

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Rising Sun #2

Feb 14, 2020

Rising Sun #2 continues to be a marvelously done adventure filled with kinetic action, good drama, and richly fleshed-out characters. A fantastic read for anyone who is looking for a little escapism in a land of swords and sorcery.

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Rising Sun #3

Mar 26, 2020

Rising Sun #3 serves as a masterful conclusion to its story. All of its plots are tied up cleanly, and its characters have grown and learned from their adventures. As with all great stories, this one leaves me hoping that I may get to return to this setting soon and if this creative team could once again be my guide, all the better.

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S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #2

Jan 13, 2021

When all is said and done, S.W.O.R.D. #2 is a strong start to this chapter of the King in Black event. It sets several gears in motion and feels like it may be putting pieces into place for its own larger storylines, as well as being a piece of a big crossover event.

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S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #4

Mar 17, 2021

Taking it all together, S.W.O.R.D. #4delivers another strong story. With great visuals, impressive action moments, and some interesting character interactions, this series continues to lay an impressive foundation for things to come.

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S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #5

Apr 21, 2021

S.W.O.R.D. #5 delivers an intriguing issue that keeps the reader's attention while laying the groundwork for the story to come. I look forward to seeing where Brand intends to take the space program next.

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Sabrina: Something Wicked #1

Mar 30, 2020

All in all Sabrina: Something Wicked #1 is a solid start to a new story. With all the introductions out of the way, I hope subsequent issues can bring a greater focus to the tale.

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Sea of Sorrows #1

May 3, 2020

All these elements come together to form an exceptional beginning for Sea of Sorrows #1.

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Sea of Sorrows #2

Dec 24, 2020

When all is said and done, Sea of Sorrows #2 builds upon the excellent start its predecessor delivers to further construct a superbly set-up narrative. I look forward to learning where the story goes from here.

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Sea of Sorrows #4

Mar 7, 2021

With only the small continuity hiccup between issues holding it back, Sea of Sorrows #4delivers an otherwise flawless performance. The mood, emotion, and character of its story are all handled perfectly. As it continues to build its tension up, I find myself drawn deeper and deeper into its sirens song.

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Sea of Sorrows #5

Apr 30, 2021

Looking back on Sea of Sorrows #5, I can't think of anything I could've asked for from this finale it doesn't already deliver. So thank you to Douek, Cormack, Mullaney, and Birch for providing the comic book world with one helluva sea voyage.

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Shazam! (2018) #2

Jan 23, 2019

The issue wraps up with a cliffhanger introduction of what is to come and leaves me wondering what is coming next. I found myself pleasantly surprised by this book. With the cover being such a festive motif I was expecting a very different issue. I'm now very much looking forward to the next issue when, hopefully, some answers are given as plans continue to progress. And perhaps we'll hear that iconic line again.

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Shazam! (2018) #3

Feb 27, 2019

I'm looking forward to further adventures in this thoroughly enjoyable tale, from this extremely talented creative team.

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Shazam! (2018) #4

Mar 27, 2019

With the Shazam movie coming out in two short weeks, anyone who goes from that movie to a comic store and finds themselves picking up this story arc is in for a wonderfully charming bit of classic comic book storytelling. Which I'm sure is exactly what DC has planned.

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Shazam! (2018) #5

May 8, 2019

Despite these minor hiccups I still enjoyed Shazam #5 and am looking forward to seeing where the coming issues take Shazam, and all of his brothers and sisters. As we have only seen four of the seven magic lands, I'm most specifically hoping that we will get to see some of the others soon, preferably as one big happy family.

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Shazam! (2018) #6

Jun 5, 2019

That having been said, the elements introduced are a surprise with their timing, and it does certainly complicate things for our heroes. I hope Johns, and the rest of the creative team, can bring them together in a cohesive manner when it comes time to wrap everything up. Otherwise, we could see a stumbling finish to what has been an otherwise enjoyable tale of fun, fantasy, and super heroics.

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Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys (2020) #1

Oct 8, 2020

When all is said and done, Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1 delivers a strong start for this story and has a fair helping of fun along the way.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #4

Sep 22, 2020

When all is said and done Spider-Woman #4 delivers a quality story, even if some responses to revelations are lacking in a little punch. It has a well-balanced pace to it, and the back ends action ends on a great cliffhanger. Im looking forward to seeing what happens next with my favorite Spider-Woman.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #5

Oct 21, 2020

Once the battle is over, Spider-Woman #5 wraps up with a few short moments showing Jessica as she struggles to come to terms with what her next move needs to be and whether she will have to face it alone. Where this issue finally leaves off has my anticipation for next months story maxed out.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #6

Nov 18, 2020

When it all comes together, Spider-Woman #6 delivers a strong emotional story even if it is narratively a little weak. Jessicas struggle to cure herself while also trying to protect those she cares for from herself is relatable at its core. Combined with a solid artistic presentation, and you have a well-done issue.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #7

Dec 23, 2020

When all is said no done, Spider-Woman #7does an excellent job telling a deep and emotional tale. It works the King in Black event into its own narrative, keeping this issue from just becoming an unnecessary side adventure.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #8

Jan 6, 2021

Spider-Woman #8 delivers a high energy story full of quippy nemesis and life or death stakes. My enthusiasm for this book continues to grow with each issue I read.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #9

Feb 17, 2021

When all is said and done, Spider-Woman #9 delivers a lot of bang within its pages. While I felt it got a little too busy with plot reveals at times, it nonetheless delivers some great character-driven moments and ends its time with a story beat that has me eager to see what comes next.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #10

Mar 17, 2021

When all is said and done, Spider-Woman #10 delivers a strong ending to its story. The climactic confrontation brings the level of emotion that, given how much agony its protagonist had endured to reach it, was needed to feel like an appropriate payoff for its story.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #11

Apr 21, 2021

Summing it all up, Spider-Woman #11 delivers a great start to this new story. With Jessica losing herself in the moment, and Roger struggling to be heard, I cannot help but look forward to how Pacheco and company bring these two back into sync.

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Spider-Woman (2020) #12

May 12, 2021

Spider-Woman #12 ends its story on an unexpected turn that will undoubtedly be a big focus for Jessica moving forward. Since this creative team has already shown such a depth of skill with Jessica's story thus far, I have no doubt what comes next will be just as great.

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Stargazer #1

Jun 10, 2020

Stargazer #1 wraps its story with the sort of cliffhanger one would expect. As a first issue for a series that clearly plans to reveal itself slowly to readers, it does well to give enough information to make readers curious of what will come next. Even with a couple visual hiccups the storys presentation delivers on an emotional setup for the issues to come. While it may not be the smoothest start, it certainly could yet make itself into a thoroughly interesting tale.

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Stillwater (2020) #1

Sep 16, 2020

When all is said and done I thinkStillwater #1sets up a story with an intriguing hook and characters that have the potential to grow. If Zdarsky and crew can deliver on its narrative this could be the start of a truly interesting tale.

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Strange Academy (2020) #2

Jul 8, 2020

When all is said and done Strange Academy #2 does a great job laying the groundwork for its subsequent issues. I look forward to seeing what sort of magical mischief Young and company have planned for Marvels newest mages to be.

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Strange Academy (2020) #3

Sep 30, 2020

When all is said and done, Strange Academy #3continues to deliver a fun story, while also building up its world in an often subtle way that doesnt bog done the here and now. I look forward to seeing whats in store next for these mages to be.

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Strange Academy (2020) #4

Oct 28, 2020

When all is said and done, Strange Academy #4delivers an enjoyable story. With the pieces looking to be in place for the story to begin in earnest, I look forward to what Strange Academy will look like with a direct threat for the school to contend with.

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Strange Academy (2020) #5

Nov 11, 2020

So to sum it up, I really enjoyed Strange Academy #5. It has lots of heart and adventure as the kids set out to find their missing peers. I look forward to seeing if they are able to succeed in their endeavor.

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Strange Academy (2020) #7

Jan 27, 2021

Packed all together, Strange Academy #7delivers a powerful, emotionally charged story that doesnt let up. As the book closes, the final page is home to one of the most impactful moments Ive ever read in a comic. The heart, the passion, and the magic of this book cannot be denied. If you have been on the fence about this story, you do yourself a disservice by staying away. Young and company are crafting something truly special here.

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Strange Academy (2020) #8

Feb 3, 2021

When you bring it all together Strange Academy #8 delivers a strong emotional follow-up to a big story event, mixed with a well-implemented comical side story to keep things from getting too heavy. Young and company continue to craft a tale that is equal parts emotional, unique, and fun. Pure magic.

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Strange Academy (2020) #9

Mar 10, 2021

When all is said and done, Strange Academy #9 delivers a great one-off story. It introduces new elements to the existing cast, delivers some fantastic laughs, and gets sentimental while blending all these elements in such a way that none detract from the others. It is a performance that would be exemplary for most books. But for this creative team, it is merely par for the course.

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Strange Academy (2020) #10

Jan 1, 1970

Strange Academy #10 does a flawless job delivering this school field trip to another realm. If you have enjoyed the hijinks, adventures, and heart of the student body of Strange Academy, there is no way you will not love every page of this book.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #2

Jun 16, 2020

So, while there are some strong moments in Strange Adventures #2, I cant help but feel like it spent a little too much time meandering. I appreciate wanting to build character, and I expect this character work will help payoff once the finale comes around. But, as I am reviewing this issue, and not the story as a whole, it does fall a little flat. Hopefully next issue will better utilize those extra pages that come with the Black Label imprint.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #3

Jul 14, 2020

As it stands, Strange Adventures #3 continues to deepen the plot of its ongoing narrative. By denying the reader of key information there are huge questions that need answering. The biggest is whether or not King and the company will deliver on all the suspense being built here. But as this story continues, my need to learn these answers is growing.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #4

Aug 4, 2020

The story continues to deepen withStrange Adventures #4. As the narrative follows the same slow burn style of story telling as Kings other maxi series offerings, readers can still clearly expect a long way to go before any real answers are given. But, as they await those answers they continue to be treated to great character moments, and a story about the search for truths. Whether anyone wants them found or not.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #5

Sep 1, 2020

Strange Adventures #5 delivers some good moments as it continues its storys slow build-up. It will be interesting to see where things go from here.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #6

Oct 13, 2020

While I had been enjoying the moment to moment writing of Strange Adventures up to this point, I had started to garner some reservations about where the larger story might be headed, and how it would get there. With the final pages of this issue, I can confidently say many of my former concerns are abated and I am fully back on board.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #7

Dec 1, 2020

When all is said and done, Strange Adventures #7 delivers a strong story that has a lot of character while beginning to build its overall narrative for its endpoint. It feels like the bombs, both emotional as well as literal, are about to start dropping. I just hope King and company can hit their marks.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #8

Jan 26, 2021

Bringing it all together, Strange Adventures #8 delivers a great issue on its own. The plot feels like it is about to tip, as moments in both the past and present feel primed and ready to explode. And with how this issue wraps, a long-standing question in the series looks like it may find its answers next issue. And I dont know if Im ready for what its gonna be.

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Strange Adventures (2020) #9

Apr 3, 2021

When all is said and done, Strange Adventures #9 continues to slowly unravel the narrative with skill, grace, and precision. It has been a long journey, and there is still a bit more to go, but if King and company can continue to deliver like this it will be worth every page.

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Stray Dogs (2021) #1

Jan 31, 2021

When all is said and done, Stray Dogs #1 delivers an interesting, if perplexing, beginning to its tale. Where it plans to go from here is totally beyond me, but that promise of the unknown may be just what someone looking for something new to read might be thirsting for.

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Strayed #1

Aug 13, 2019

While Strayed #1 struggles a bit, I can certainly see where there is the potential for greater things to come. If the book can expand its story past the classic tropes it builds on here, there could be a unique story waiting to be told about a scientist and her especially gifted cat.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #1

Dec 18, 2019

All told, Suicide Squad #1 was a huge surprise for me. With cool new characters from the far corners of the globe and an entertaining vibe, I cannot state enough how much I enjoyed this issue. If the high level of the quality present here can be kept up I cannot wait for what is to come.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #2

Jan 1, 1970

As I've already said Suicide Squad #2is simply amazing. I never would've have guessed that this book would be ranking so high in my current favorites. But Taylor, Redondo, Lucas, and Abbott are crafting a book that is definitely earning that spot for me. I just hope they can keep this story going this strong for as long as DC lets them.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #3

Feb 26, 2020

When all is said and done Suicide Squad #3 continues to excel at its character-driven narrative.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #4

Mar 25, 2020

While Suicide Squad's larger story is getting itself set up, the characters are used superbly to make the issue more than just the sum of its plot.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #5

May 26, 2020

What transpires in the back half of this issue took me completely by surprise. Taylor, in one fell swoop rocked everything I expected to come next from this narrative. Im so excited to see where this story goes now! This could be the start of something truly huge for our titular heroes. And I couldnt be happier about it.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #6

Jun 23, 2020

Suicide Squad #6 delivers another great read. It has humor, and character in abundance. Whatever happens to the team in the coming issues I find myself hoping more and more that these characters get to become standing staples in the DC Universe. They are deep, unique and a wonderfully diverse crew. All things any universe can use more of.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #7

Jul 28, 2020

When I look back at Suicide Squad #7 it stands out to me as an impactful moment for a character I barely knew half a year ago, but has quickly come to mean a lot to me. With this storys ending, I look forward to where the journey takes him, and the rest of the Squad next.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #8

Aug 25, 2020

When all is said and done Suicide Squad #8 once again delivered a magnificent story. Ever since their introduction The Aerie and Wink have been two of my favorite additions to DCs stable of characters. This book has only made that feeling increase exponentially. I hope I can get stories with them for many years to come.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #9

Sep 22, 2020

When all is said and done Suicide Squad #9delivers an extremely well rounded package. Filled with heart, action, and a surprise end that demands reader stick around for the next issue, it is literally everything I couldve asked for.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #10

Oct 27, 2020

Suicide Squad #10 delivers everything I could ask of it. The tragic passing of Lawton, along with a high tension cliffhanger ending leaves me anticipating what comes next. As the story barrels toward its finale I can only hope that this phenomenal creative team doesn't stumble at the end of the road.

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Suicide Squad (2019) #11

Nov 24, 2020

With the end of the line reached, Suicide Squad #11 delivers one final knockout punch of a story. Though with the final pages showing that the Revolutionaries clearly have a lot more work to do, I sincerely hope we get to see more from Osita, The Arie, Wink, Zebra Man, and all the rest soon.

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Superman (2018) #7

Jan 16, 2019

Ultimately though this setup issue doesn't do anything too exciting but it is a good launch point for the story going forward that leaves a hook that has me hoping for an exciting story that could both challenge the House of El, as well as deliver a solid emotional pay off if Bendis and crew can deliver on the story they have laid the groundwork for.

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Superman (2018) #8

Feb 13, 2019

When all is read and done this issue was another piece of what is currently forming a great picture. If Bendis can continue to keep the story grounded in the emotion he has thus far built into his narrative, and if the illustrative team continues to capture these moments with the superb skill it has shown so far, I would say this could end up being a truly great story arc for Superman.

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Superman (2018) #9

Mar 13, 2019

With this book stopping on another cliffhanger, which I'm sure will put poor Jon through even more trouble, I am eagerly anticipating the next issue. What's more, my enthusiasm is equally pulled by my desire to find out what lies beyond the "at the moment" struggles Jon is dealing with, to the greater threat that has been hinted at. And here lies the only danger this book has going forward. While I'm excited for now, I do hope Bendis doesn't overplay his hand or get too bogged down with side adventures, but this concern remains to be seen.

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Superman (2018) #10

Apr 10, 2019

With the final page promising big things to come, I look forward to what Bendis and company have waiting for me next issue. Even with a bit of a misstep, this story continues to hold my interest and impress in most of the ways I have come to expect. If the plot can straighten itself back out it should have no problems realizing the promise the last few issues have built up for it.

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Superman (2018) #11

May 15, 2019

Just as the issue began with an unexpected appearance so did the ending, as a new party joins the fray, I look forward to seeing them in action as the story progresses. Bendis, Reis, Prado, Albert, Sinclair, and Reed continue to create a story that keeps me wanting more, as surprises, coupled with a bit of Kryptonian family drama are used expertly to bring another first-rate issue of comic storytelling to the shelves.

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Superman (2018) #12

Jun 12, 2019

While Superman #12 left me feeling a little underwhelmed, it has a strong start, good characterization, and overall left me with enough new information and plot hooks that I am hopeful next issue can bring the story back to the higher levels attained by the promise of previous issues.

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Superman (2018) #13

Jul 10, 2019

By the end of Superman #13, the stage is set for the climactic confrontation to the House of Elportion of the Unity Saga. I am very much looking forward to the final issue next month. I'm not entirely sure of all the players that will be involved in the issue. With all the shadowy figures shown from the past and the characters that have already been confronted in the present, I have little idea of who will be making an appearance in the big issue. But Superman #13 certainly has me looking forward to finding out.

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Superman (2018) #14

Aug 28, 2019

Superman #14is an excellent piece of the continuing narrative for this series. I once again find myself eagerly waiting to see where this amazing creative team will take the man of steel next.

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Superman (2018) #15

Sep 18, 2019

Even as it feels like the main event is winding down there are still a few more pieces to put into place before this story feels complete. I'm glad the story told so far has been allowed all the time it needs to get to its end.

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Superman (2018) #16

Oct 9, 2019

Superman#16 proves a delightful story of two dear friends and the support they provide each other. After reading this issue, I wish fervently DC Comics would write a possible-future storyline with these two having taken up their fathers' mantles. Just like Batman and Superman, these boys are more than the sum of their parts.

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Superman (2018): Heroes #1

Feb 12, 2020

When taken as a whole Superman: Heroes #1 is an excellent look at how some pieces of Superman's world are reacting to the big news. Whether joyful or pessimistic, every reaction comes across as genuinely faithful to the character that gives it. It's a big change for the DC Universe. It's good they took the time to let us see how it affects some of the big players.

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Superman: Year One #1

Jun 19, 2019

I am always leery of rewritings of such iconic stories as Superman's origins no matter how well accredited the creative team is. And while it isn't without a small stumble or two, I think Superman Year One #1 sticks the landings in all the most important ways. Reminding us Superman's story has always been one of compassion, equality, and above all, hope.

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Superman: Year One #2

Aug 21, 2019

I had high hopes going into Superman: Year One #2. This issue's storytelling, however, is nothing short of a complete letdown. Slow pacing and a last-minute dive into an ugly villain trope soured this book. While it isn't without any virtue, I can't say it's worth slogging through.

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1

Oct 30, 2019

Tales from the DC Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1 left me pleasantly surprised. While I'm not sure exactly what I expected when I first started reading this issue, I can assure you I got a lot more than what I bargained for. I am extremely intrigued by this version of Lois Lane and sincerely hope we may see more of her. If she were to continue to be written with the skill and quality she is here, she could easily be as potent an enemy to The Man of Steel as The Batman Who Laughs is to the Dark Knight.

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

Nov 13, 2019

While this book delivers a solid story and fine art, it fails to truly deliver something great. The way the ending feels forced into a suitably dark place really took me out of it. But, if you have been enjoying the Tales From The DC Dark Multiverse titles, I'd say it's still worth giving a look.

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #1

Dec 1, 2020

When all is said and done, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Wonder Woman War of the Gods #1 delivers a strong story of the DC Universe gone wrong. It threads some strong themes into its narrative, making it more than just looking at a dark reflection of a previously done story.

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1

Nov 3, 2020

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman Hush #1is an interesting take on an alternate Gotham. While it delivers a cool story, it was so far from what I came in expecting that it took me a moment to fully appreciate it. As long as you arent expecting a retelling of the original Hushstory I think there is a lot to love here.

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1

Nov 27, 2019

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1

Dec 8, 2020

So, when all is said and done Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1delivers an entertaining, if not completely even tale. I enjoyed my time meeting these alternate versions of characters, even if the narrative they inhabit has a few stumbles to it.

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Tank Girl (2018) #2

Jan 25, 2019

So, while some of the dialoguefelt abit corny for my usual tastes, the art and story came together seamlessly to create a tone I feel is exactly what the creative team was going for. And I wouldn't be surprised if, despite my minor complaints, if I'm not back next month to let you know what I think of Tank Girl, Sub Girl, Jet Girl, and all the others next crazy misadventure.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #1

Feb 26, 2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #1 was, in the end, a bit of a mixed bag. While its storytelling was mostly on the strong side, its visual presentation left much to be desired.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Madam Satan #1

Oct 21, 2020

When all is said and done, Madam Satan #1 delivers a strong, character-driven story that I found both more interesting and visually catching than I expected. As a character-focused one shot, this book does a great job of telling a contained story that is both meaningful for its lead as well as entering for the reader.

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The Crow: Hack/Slash #1

Jun 28, 2019

With only that one minor complaint, The Crow Hack/Slash #1is brought to a finish on a greatcliffhanger moment as the stakes are raised, and a new participant enters the fray, leaving me eagerly awaiting the next piece in this tale of vengeance, violence and soul searching.

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The Crow: Hack/Slash #2

Aug 2, 2019

The Crow Hack/Slash #2 delivers an excellent second issue. Once it has the world building out of the way it uses its time to set up the next issue. The tease ending promises both an escalation to the conflict as well as a bit significant change in atmosphere for next issue.

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The Department of Truth #1

Sep 30, 2020

When all is said and done, Department of Truth #1 isan interesting first issue. The big reveal at the end is a bit hard to wrap your brain around, but at the same time presents too much possibility not to follow up on. It is as interesting a premise, as it is a terrifying one.

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The Department of Truth #2

Oct 30, 2020

When all is said and done, The Department of Truth #2continues to build an interesting concept as it sets readers up for Agent Coles first challenges at his new job.

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The Department of Truth #3

Nov 29, 2020

The only major struggle I have with The Department of Truth #3 is one question I cannot answer: Whats the point? With the way the story resolves itself, the reader can be left with some uncomfortable feelings about the book's narrative

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The Department of Truth #4

Dec 25, 2020

The Department of Truth #4 succeeds in providing a new level of excellence for the story while setting up what could be even better stories for the future.

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The Department of Truth #5

Jan 30, 2021

All things considered, I would have to call The Department of Truth #5 a new high water mark for the series. As it draws both Cole and the reader into its story, I become ever more engrossed by its unique, spellbinding work.

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The Department of Truth #6

Feb 27, 2021

When brought together, The Department of Truth #6 delivers an enjoyable, if unexpected, detour. While I eagerly await the continuation of the primary narrative, this glimpse into the past helps emphasize the power that the truth has had over human history.

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The Department of Truth #7

Apr 3, 2021

The Department of Truth #7 manages to dive into a well-worn topic and still feel like a fresh take on the concepts it presents. This series continues to surprise with how adeptly it manages to reforge its visuals, as well as storytelling to fit whatever the new months concept is.

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The Department of Truth #8

Apr 30, 2021

The Department of Truth #8 delivers lots of world-building and setup infused with a generous portion of character to keep the story from growing stale.

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The Devil's Red Bride #1

Oct 14, 2020

When all is said and done I think The Devils Red Bride #1 is off to a solid start. It implements its core themes well, even if it doesnt initially do anything strikingly different from them. If the creative team can build these early concepts out the book could yet grow into something more than a standard tale of swords and honor.

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The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #1

Aug 4, 2020

When all is said and done The Dreaming Waking Hours #1 is an excellent introduction to a fantasy adventure. It has an instantly relatable main character, as well as just the right amount of magical happenings to get the reader interested, but not overwhelmed.

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The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #2

Sep 1, 2020

All in all, I enjoyed my time with The Dreaming Waking Hours #2, it sets up the next chapter well, and gives the reader some nice character moments along the way.

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The Eighth Immortal #1

Nov 18, 2020

In the end, I cannot praise The Eighth Immortal #1 enough. It delivers something original and emotional. But the true majesty of the story is how it uses this emotion. By being willing to wade into emotionally troubled water, the story delivers a knock-out punch with its final page.

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The Eighth Immortal #2

Feb 24, 2021

When all is said and done, The Eighth Immortal #2 continues to expand both its characters as well as its narrative. The story is moving in interesting directions, and I'm curious to see where it will lead to next.

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The End: Captain Marvel #1

Jan 1, 1970

Just as I said when Carnero left the current series of Captain Marvel, her pencils define Carol Danvers for me. She succeeds here in every way. The empowered design of Carol hits that balance between unique and still fitting for the character. The strength she draws from her friends is made so evident in the way Carnero handles Carol's body langue as well. You just feel the change in her as the story develops. And her final images of Captain Marvel shine like the inspiring sun the character is. While I sincerely hope this isn't the last time I see Carnero pencil this character if it ended up so it would be a perfect end. Captain Marvel: The End #1 is a heartfelt love letter to what the character is. It's heroic, charming, and filled with familial warmth and love that can warm the soul, no matter how cold it might get.

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The Expanse #1

Dec 16, 2020

So, when all is said and done, The Expanse #1 delivers a character-driven narrative that is lost on any that arent familiar with the wider story. Whether or not it even fits well into that wider story, I cannot say. But those who are big into the franchise are the only ones who might get what this story is trying to deliver.

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The House of Lost Horizons #1

May 5, 2021

The House of Lost Horizons: A Sarah Jewell Mystery #1 delivers a perfectly competent beginning to a classic-looking murder mystery story.

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The Infected: Scarab #1

Nov 20, 2019

When all is said and done, The Infected: Scarab #1 is a well-handled story. The writing keeps the story going smoothly and the art supports its themes well. However, the previous feeling of holding Jamie back from a true hero's fall keeps this book back from being anything more than good. I would say it is certainly worth reading if you have been following The Infected storyline and want to get all the details or just a big fan of Blue Beetle. For everyone else, I can't call it a must-read.

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The Joker (2021) #1

Mar 9, 2021

Bringing it all together The Joker #1 delivers a pair of stories that look at the effects of the recent past of Gotham in strikingly different ways. These differences build on their shared concepts in a way that makes both stand apart from each other narratively, even as they support each other thematically.

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The Joker (2021) #2

Apr 13, 2021

When all is said and done, The Joker #2 delivers a fantastic second issue. It perfectly sets up the story to come while delivering powerful character moments and ratcheting up the stakes. I don't know where it is all going to end up from here, but I'm confident Tynion and the team have set us up for one memorable ride.

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The Joker (2021) #3

May 11, 2021

When all is said and done, The Joker #3 continues to build up its two stories nicely. What comes next for the primary tale has me genuinely intrigued as Tynion leaves Gordon in a position I never saw coming at the end of this story.

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The Long Con #6

Feb 19, 2019

When it is all brought together these elements continue the books excellent balance of wonderful humor, memorable characters, solid storytelling, and that dash of social commentary I have come to associate with the title.

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The Long Con #8

Apr 12, 2019

This comic continues to be both a thoroughly enjoyable read, as well as an important look at what is the geek culture many of us have come to love/hate. I have an ever-growing appreciation for what the creative team continues to craft within these pages, and can only hope that the continuing adventures within The Long Conprove to be as entertaining, and relevant, as what has come before.

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The Long Con #10

Jul 6, 2019

I will take this last opportunity to say if you have slept on The Long Con, do yourself a favor and grab this book now. Whether you just want fun, or something deeper, The Long Con #10 is a superb piece of comic book artistry not to be missed.

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The Mighty Valkyries (2021) #1

Apr 21, 2021

The Mighty Valkyries #1 does a great job beginning its dual stories. Both flow well, are enjoyable to read, and end on moments that leave me wanting to know what happens next.

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The Orville: Heroes #1

Oct 30, 2020

With the crew of the Orville not officially able to interfere, their options are limited. Luckily, like the stars of so many heroic tales, limited options are unlikely to keep their hands tied for long. The Orville: Heroes #1 leaves me looking forward to seeing how this story resolves itself next issue.

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The Orville: Launch Day #1

Aug 19, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed The Orville: Launch Day #1. It provides a fun and interesting story that leaves enough questions unanswered that I definitely want to catch the finale to see how it all turns out.

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The Orville: Launch Day #2

Sep 24, 2020

When all is said and done, I walked away from The Orville: Launch Day #2 impressed with everything it manages to accomplish. It delivers a read that both looks at real-world issues, through the guise of far fetched sci-fi as well as delivers a fun story.

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The Orville: Heroes #2

Nov 20, 2020

When all is said and done, The Orville: Heroes #2 wraps up its story with a strong finish. It delivers both heroism, as well as the consequences of that heroism.

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The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #1

Nov 20, 2019

So, with the exception of that one unsightly statement from our title character, I really enjoyed my time reading The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #1. It delivers the beginnings of what feels like an interesting and complex web and it leaves the reader just as curious as the Question himself about where this story will take us.

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The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #2

Jan 15, 2020

So while I felt the full extra size story of The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #2 was a little thin it still provides a solid read. It has some emotional moments while showing just how bad the world can get. I will be interested to see how the next issue picks up the narrative and where the creative team takes it from here.

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The School for Extraterrestrial Girls: Girl On Fire #1

Jun 5, 2020

The School for Extraterrestrial Girls Book 1: Girl on Fireis both a thoroughly enjoyable read, as well as an informative one.

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The Scumbag #1

Oct 7, 2020

So, while The Scumbag #1delivers a story that will definitely not be for everyone, I think it shows a lot of promise. There is certainly tons of space for Ernie to develop in the coming issues. If Remender and team can work some magic, this could be a solid start to a unique, and original tale.

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The Tea Dragon Tapestry OGN

Jul 11, 2020

Despite a few stumbles here and there, I think that The Tea Dragon Tapestry is a lovely, relaxing graphic novel. It has a beautiful message about dealing with the struggles life sends our way and how patience is important in overcoming them. A lovely book for a young reader with worthwhile messages is something that is always a good thing.

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The Wicked + The Divine #41

Jan 17, 2019

When all is said and done, the issue moves the plot along to a resting point that feels like a deep breath before a plunge into what will truly be a conflict of gods that will shake the world as they know it.

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Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1

Mar 8, 2021

When all is said and done Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 brings a lot of energy and fun to the siblings squabbles. Perhaps a bit too lighthearted for many older readers, young comic book fans should find lots to love here.

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Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #2

Apr 14, 2021

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #2 continues the duos madcap antics with all the energy one could ask for. With the books final page teasing an exciting new character appearance next issue, I cant wait to see what Tamaki and company have up their sleeves.

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Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #3

May 5, 2021

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #3 delivers yet another fun adventure for our mischievous Asgardian duo.

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Tomorrow #1

Feb 26, 2020

Tomorrow #1 does a lot and does it extraordinarily well. While both introducing a global crisis, as well as the key characters the book will follow, is a lot, it manages to keep the information clear, and its moments impactful. If the creative team can keep this up Tomorrowhas the potential to be an emotionally impactful series.

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Transformers/Ghostbusters #1

Jun 27, 2019

As with any series of this nature, the bulk of the book is used to get the pieces in place for future issues. This book's ability to make me thoroughly enjoy this setup is a bonus that is wholeheartedly welcomed. If the creative team can keep this level of quality in the subsequent issues this series has the potential to be a very welcome read for fans of the classic Transformersand Ghostbustersproperties.

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Transformers: Escape #1

Dec 30, 2020

Transformers: Escape #1 setups an interesting story, while taking some time to get a bit philosophical with its title characters. If you have either read the previous stories this series spins off of, or dont mind not having all the details, this book is an enjoyable beginning for a new tale.

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Triage #1

Sep 4, 2019

All in all, Triage #1is a unique start for a new sci-fi story. It introduces the reader to the characters while leaving a mystery to pull the reader along for the next issue. With just a little more focus to the story so things could be a little more fleshed out I think Triage #1 could be the start of a very notable story.

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Two Moons #1

Feb 24, 2021

When taken all together, Two Moons #1 delivers an interesting character-filled introduction to its narrative. The story picks up in the final act and leaves Virgil in a tight spot. I expect many readers will want to see what comes of it.

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U.S.Agent (2020) #1

Nov 4, 2020

John Walker: US Agent #1 feels like a hard fail to me. Its overall abrasive and openly-bigoted main character, coupled with some unclear story flow, combine to make a story I wouldnt recommend to anyone.

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Ultramega by James Harren #1

Mar 17, 2021

When all is said and done, Ultramega #1delivers a brutal yet poignant tale that will be far too much for many but couldn't tell its story any other way. Not for the faint of heart, but what it offers is worth the discomfort if you can stomach it.

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Usagi Yojimbo (2019) #1

Jun 19, 2019

While Usagi Yojimbo #1 did not impress upon me as a whole I can certainly see where it has lots of potential. The creative team is certainly committed to its setting, and have begun laying down the foundation for future stories that could bring more life into the series.

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Usagi Yojimbo: Wanderer's Road #1

Nov 25, 2020

So to wrap it all up, Usagi Yojimbo: Wanderers Road #1 provides an enjoyable tale of a helpful hero, a scared lizard, and an angry restaurant owner. If you are a parent with very young kids I would highly recommend this tale for them. It has bright colors, good themes, and an easy-to-follow-story that makes great reading for the very young.

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Vampire: The Masquerade #6

Mar 12, 2021

Vampire: The Masquerade#6 starts this next chapter to its story with a wonderful mix of energy and tense discovery. What will eventually come of Cecily's investigations in this issue are unknown, but they promise to have the potential to impact her for the rest of her unnatural life.

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Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar (2020) #1

Oct 14, 2020

With hints of a growing danger coming at the end, Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #1leaves its story on a place that should have readers looking forward to next issue. If Gillen and company can keep up the level of work they have begun, fans new and old have a lot to look forward to.

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Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar (2020) #2

Nov 11, 2020

When all is said and done Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #2 delivers even more than Id hoped for. It pushes its narrative forward while delivering a twist I never saw coming. My anticipation for what comes next with this title continues to grow.

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Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar (2020) #3

Dec 9, 2020

When all is said and done, Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #3 continues to deliver an interesting tale that accurately brings to life its source material. With battle once more upon them, readers will have to wait and see if Calgar can triumph once more over the enemies of the Empire.

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Widowmakers: Red Guardian And Yelena Belova #1

Nov 18, 2020

When all is said and done Widowmakers: Red Guardian and Yelena Belova #1 delivers a story that is equal parts action and sociological musings. This is a significant amount more than I honestly expected when I started reading this book.

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Wonder Woman (2016) #766

Nov 10, 2020

All in all Wonder Woman #766delivers a strong start to the upcoming story arc. I look forward to seeing how Wonder Woman will overcome the challenges to come.

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Wonder Woman (2016) #767

Nov 24, 2020

To bring it all together, I think Wonder Woman #767 delivers a great confrontational moment, filled with the over the top power, fortitude, and emotion the superhero genre is best known for.

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Wonder Woman (2016) #768

Dec 8, 2020

All told Wonder Woman #768does a great job setting up the fight to come. With Diana being aware of her opponents likely state of mind, it will be interesting to see how Diana approaches the coming confrontation.

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Wonder Woman (2016) #769

Dec 22, 2020

When all is said and done, Wonder Woman #769 delivers a solid story, even if the ending feels a little unearned. The creative team's combined work utilizes its main character's many strengths to the fullest to craft an enjoyable story.

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Wonder Woman (2016) #770

Mar 9, 2021

When all is said and done Wonder Woman #770delivers solid beginnings to a duo of tales. Each one delivers on their own story nicely, as well as providing a welcome contrast to each other.

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Wonder Woman (2016) #771

Apr 13, 2021

Taking it all in together, Wonder Woman #771 delivers another pair of good stories. With the main tale seeing Diana venture where Im guessing no god has gone before, and the secondary tale leaving an eager Diana to take up a quest of her own, the creative teams here are certainly keeping the demi-goddess busy. Heres hoping shes up to her respective challenges.

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Wonder Woman (2016) Annual #4

Aug 18, 2020

If the plethora of reasons above wasnt enough to make Wonder Woman Annual #4 a must read for fans, the title ends with a revelation that could alter the course of not only Dianas life, but of all Amazonians. It feels like an exciting time to be a fan of Wonder Woman.

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Wynd (2020) #1

Jun 17, 2020

When all is said and done,Wynd #1 does an excellent job establishing the characters and world this story will continue to explore. Im curious to see where Wynds journey will take him. And whether or not the more closed-minded denizens of Pipetown might learn a thing or two from him.

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Year of the Villain: The Riddler #1

Sep 11, 2019

When taken just as it is, The Riddler: Year of the Villain #1 is a near-flawless piece of character introspective. The Riddler feels real and genuine, despite how outlandish his setting is. The character depth and tonal balancing are pieces of art. Unfortunately, just as a character's history can elevate them through long-running arcs, it can also make them stumble when the story feels retold.

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Year of the Villain: Ocean Master #1

Dec 11, 2019

At its core, this is a story of change. Whether or not this change is purely a change in the circumstances surrounding its main character, or a more profound change for Ocean Master, is left up to the reader.

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Year of the Villain: Joker #1

Oct 9, 2019

While The Joker: Year of the Villain #1 is a brutal and violent tale of crime and manipulation, it has a poignant statement that goes with it. It takes a look at how people who suffer from mental illness can be manipulated and abused. It is uncomfortable in its brazen showing of abuse and violence. But, within that discomfort I feel it is a real message that is worth remembering.

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Year of the Villain: Black Mask #1

Aug 21, 2019

When taken all together, this issueis a solid entry into the Year of the Villain story event. It lays the groundwork for future events while giving the audience a deeper understanding of the main character. This makes this Black Mask: Year of the Villain #1 a great read for people following the event, or readers who are interested in a deeper dive to one of Gotham's most notorious villains.

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Year of the Villain: Lex Luthor #1

Sep 18, 2019

While there are some cool moments and interesting concepts played at, in the end Lex Luthor: Year of the Villain #1 provides a decent stepping stone to hopefully a larger payoff as the Year of the Villain story line continues forward. If Year of the Villain is an interest to you I think you will want to grab this one. Otherwise, there isn't a lot here.

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Year of the Villain: Black Adam #1

Oct 23, 2019

I picked up Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1 expecting a super hero throw down among some sand dunes. What I got was that, plus a lot more. Politics and the nature of power are woven into the book to complement and work with the action. This allows the book to be so much more than I expected. And I couldn't be happier for it.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

Dec 18, 2019

With a solid amount of story to pull together from a variety of places Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1 does its best to keep things running smoothly. Which, to this end, it mostly succeeds. If the story can get its momentum going from here and deliver the full showdown the premise promises, this could be a great series.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2

Jan 22, 2020

While it has some faults, I thoroughly enjoyed Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2. With both masterminds hard at work getting their next moves in order, I'm eagerly awaiting the next issue. I just hope the creative team can keep the story going in its, mostly, strong fashion.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

Feb 26, 2020

When all is said and done, Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 is a bit of a stumble. Narrative shortcomings and missed opportunities weigh down this book considerably.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4

Mar 18, 2020

When all is said and done,Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4serves as a lackluster finale to its tale.

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Youth #1

May 19, 2020

All in all, Youth #1begins its story in an interesting, and emotionally strong manner. While it doesnt blaze any new trails, it delivers its familiar themes with skill and focus.

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Zatanna and the House of Secrets #1

May 12, 2020

At the end of the day, Zatanna and the House of Secrets is a fun book that has its protagonist adventure into a brave new world that was closer to her than she knew. While there are a few side moments I wouldve liked to have seen implemented better, all in all, this book makes for a fun read.

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