Charles Hartford's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: But Why Tho? Reviews: 276
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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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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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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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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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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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): 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/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: 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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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: 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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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) 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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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): 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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: Infinite Crisis #1

Nov 27, 2019

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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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 #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 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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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