Charlie Chipman's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: The Brazen Bull, AiPT! Reviews: 266
8.4Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Aberrant #1

Jun 8, 2018

ABERRANT #1 offers an intense, near-cinematic reading experience that incites excitement and inspires interest for issues to come. We're being promised a 'brutal one-man war,' and if the creative team manages to deliver on said promise, ABERRANT will go down in the books as a great series; the potential is here.

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8.1
Action Comics (2016) #1001

Jul 25, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis' Superman saga that started in the Man of Steel mini-series continues here in Action Comics, and while I find myself enjoying most of what Bendis is doing, I feel as though readers are going to get tired, sooner or later, continuing the same story week after week. But, Patrick Gleason's illustrations are amazing and do more than just complement Bendis' script.

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8.6
Adventures of the Super Sons #1

Aug 1, 2018

The Super Sons have returned! Back for a 12-issue maxi-series, Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are teaming up yet again for what promises to be another exciting, energy-packed series.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #8

Mar 15, 2017

All-Star Batman #8 is a comic that you don't want to miss. Scott Snyder writes Batman like no one else, and with the help of artist Giuseppe Camuncoli's illustrations, this is one hell of a read.

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10
All-Star Batman #9

Apr 19, 2017

Here is an issue that you do not want to miss...Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, not only is All Star Batman #9 an amazing closing chapter, but it is also a fulfilling story as it stands on its own. This issue is an absolute must-read.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #10

May 10, 2017

At the start of All Star Batman #10, it becomes apparent that Scott Snyder has elected to change direction, and yet again, in doing so, provide fans with a unique reading experience

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9.0
All-Star Batman #11

Jun 21, 2017

Part 2 of the First Ally story arc illuminates some of the darker corners of Alfred's past. Action-packed and emotional, this issue is yet another must-read from Scott Snyder.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #12

Jul 31, 2017

There are only two issues left in this arc, and I am sure that they are going be fantastic. This issue had me at the edge of my seat.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #14

Oct 4, 2017

The First Ally arc has been rewarding for Batman fans, and even more so for Alfred Pennyworth fans; All-Star Batman #14 ends this Alfred-centric arc and does so on a high note.

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8.5
Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1

Feb 7, 2018

Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 is an entertaining book that's steeped in history and allure and makes for a fun and relatively lighthearted read that Valiant fans are sure to enjoy.

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8.0
Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #0

Jun 7, 2017

ASH VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #0 is exactly what one would expect it to be, a solid prelude to a series that is going to kick major ass.

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9.0
Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #1

Jul 5, 2017

Ash vs. The Army of Darkness will continue to get better and better, and thus, it is a must-read for those who enjoy dancing with deadites and a good soul sucking"

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8.0
Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #2

Aug 2, 2017

Yet again, what we have here is a comic book that, despite what you know, or don't know, about Ash and his history, is highly entertaining and worth reading. And although I'm unsure if whether Chris Sims and Chad Bowers will be able to keep the series feeling fresh as we move forward, I am confident in their abilities and have faith that readers will not only keep coming back for more but also, that new readers will stumble across this gem and get hooked.

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8.0
Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #3

Sep 13, 2017

Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness #3 is a book that is worth purchasing, but, isn't a must-have, and ultimately falls short when compared to its predecessors. Still, despite falling short, Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness #3 is a decent read. Fans won't mind this one, and while it is a solid jumping on point, I would recommend that newcomers suck it up and start at the beginning.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #7

Jan 3, 2018

There's quite a bit going on here, but Charles Soule manages to keep the story straight while also allowing it to develop further. Xavier is back and bearing gifts in Astonishing X-Men (2017-) #7, and although I am unsure if there isn't something rotten in the state of Denmark, by way of Xavier's return, I'm looking forward to Issue #8.

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8.5
Bane: Conquest #1

May 3, 2017

Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan are back and they are working together on a Bane comic book. Exciting, right? Bane: Conquest #1 is packed with action, and its straightforward, easy-to-digest plot makes this book easy to enjoy.

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10
Batman (2016) #18

Mar 3, 2017

Brutally entertaining and deceptively thought-provoking, Tom King's Batman #18 is a triumph of modern 'superhero' fiction"a comic book tour de force reminiscent of the great Victorian tale of human duality: Robert Louis Stevenson's, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and while the Batman/Bane foil may not be perfect"it's damn near close.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #19

Mar 15, 2017

Batman #19 is yet another awesome chapter in the current 'I Am Bane' storyline, that while not being as deep as its predecessor, is still a brilliant work. Both Tom King and David Finch shine here. Batman #19 is a must-read for Bane fans.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #20

Apr 5, 2017

Batman #20 is a highly-entertaining and fitting conclusion to amazing 'I am Bane' arc.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #22

May 3, 2017

For several reasons, Batman #22 is a must-read for Batman fans. This issue is packed with emotion and energy and is an absolute gift to fans/long-time readers.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #23

May 17, 2017

Batman #23 teams the Dark Knight up with Swamp Thing, and while issue could have utilized their individual skills a bit better, it's entertaining. If you need to skip an issue of Batman, this is it.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #33

Oct 18, 2017

With the War of Jokes and Riddles over, and Batman and Catwoman engaged, Batman #33 begins the Rules of Engagement arc. This issue is slower than I like, but this is typical King's work. Despite some minor problems, Batman #33 is a solid read.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #36

Dec 6, 2017

This issue offers readers a break from the (often) monotonous world-ending scenarios and focuses on character. A solid read.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #38

Jan 3, 2018

Batman (2016-) #38, ah, where to begin? All aspects of this standalone issue are impressive, and the book's ending is one that readers won't soon forget. King's script is dark and twisted and Travis Moore's artwork is powerful full of chilling detail. I've read through the book several times and still can't stop thinking about it. I want more.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #46

May 2, 2018

Booster Gold tearing up Batman's timeline is not a gift, watching things fall apart in Batman #46 certainly is however; as the situation continues to get worse, Tom King continues to capitalize on the chaos.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #47

May 16, 2018

This story arc's conclusion is predictable but the way in which said conclusion is reached is anything but that; overall, "The Gift" remained thought-provoking and entertaining throughout its run, and Batman #47 offered readers a fitting end to a memorable arc.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #49

Jun 20, 2018

It's cat versus clown in a fight to the death; in Batman (2016-) #49, Catwoman and the Joker square off, and writer Tom King utilizes this time wisely and focuses on Batman's unique relationship with his villains as well as his villains relationships with one another.

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9.7
Batman (2016) #50

Jul 4, 2018

Controversy aside, Batman #50 is a very well-written and well-illustrated work that honors Batman & Catwoman's past while also looking to the future with bright eyes. Aside from the great story that Tom King has crafted (and has been crafting for that matter) the artwork in this book is stunning. Batman #50 is a must-read comics for fans of the Dark Knight.

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9.4
Batman (2016) #51

Jul 18, 2018

Batman (2016-) #51 is a visually impressive and well-written issue that focuses in on a newly emotionally distraught Batman. A must read from Batman fans.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #52

Aug 1, 2018

It's Bruce Wayne vs. Batman here in Batman (2016-) #52; Bruce Wayne continues to make his case against his darker half, the Dark Knight, and as he does, it becomes obvious that he is a changed man. Batman (2016-) #52 is another intense chapter in what has proven to be a stunning Batman run.

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9.5
Batman/The Shadow #1

Apr 26, 2017

Batman/The Shadow is exactly what this 90's Kid's inner child hoped that it would be. Riley Rossmo's art, and the writing from Steve Orlando and Scott Snyder is amazing. This is a must read.

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9.0
Batman/The Shadow #2

May 24, 2017

Batman/The Shadow #2 is another great issue in an exceptional crossover series. Great art. Great writing. This is it folks.

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9.5
Batman/The Shadow #3

Jun 28, 2017

Snyder and Orland have done it yet again.

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10
Batman: Lost #1

Nov 8, 2017

Produced by a talented team of creators, Batman: Lost (2017-) #1 is a sensational comic that takes readers on an epic ride through the Dark Knight's psyche; a must-read for Bat-fans.

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10
Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

Oct 4, 2017

I am loving the Dark Knights/Metal event, and Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 is, hands down, one of the best comic books to come out of this event. Both the writing and artwork is spot-on. Do not pass on the opportunity to get this book.

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9.0
Batman: The Drowned #1

Oct 18, 2017

Bryce Wayne is a total badass, and as far as I am concerned, in Batman: The Drowned #1 readers find one of the darkest and, perhaps, most powerful Dark Multiverse iterations of Batman that we've seen so far. If you're up-to-date with all things METAL, don't miss out on this great issue.

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8.5
Batman: The Merciless #1

Oct 25, 2017

Batman: The Merciless #1 doesn't differ all that much from the other Bad-Bat Dark Multiverse origin stories; it gives readers a brief look into the life of one of the strongest and most sinister batmen yet, and while doing so, reminds readers of what's at stake in the main Dark Nights: Metal storyline, as well as just how bad the situation really is.

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9.0
Batman: White Knight #1

Oct 4, 2017

As far as I am concerned, any comic book creator that can throw down the gauntlet and illustrate his/her own script is worth a compliment or two. Batman: White Knight #1 is an excellent first issue crafted by one hell of an artist. Hold on to your butts folks, Batman: White Knight is going to be one wild ride.

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8.5
Batman: White Knight #2

Nov 1, 2017

Another fantastic issue from writer and illustrator Sean Murphy"Batman: White Knight is a short series that we'll be talking about for a long time coming. Issue #2 adds depth to an already well-rounded and insightful story. I can't wait to see what's to come.

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9.0
Batman: Who Laughs #1

Nov 15, 2017

This is the one that you've been waiting for ladies and gentlemen. In Dark Nights: The Batman Who Laughs #1 readers are offered the opportunity to peek into the most twisted of the Dark Multiverse Batmen origin stories. Yet again, James Tynion has produced a stellar work that'll leave fans talking for some time. Dark Nights: The Batman Who Laughs #1 is another one that you do not want to miss.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #2

Apr 21, 2017

There were no red flags"nothing jumped out and screamed that what I was reading was a bad comic, but then again, nothing really impressed me either. This one is just alright, so if you're vested in the series, pick it up.

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9.5
Bloodshot: Salvation #4

Dec 13, 2017

Bloodshot Salvation #4 is a brief, but damn-near perfect villain origin story. Providing readers with the opportunity to see the boy that eventually grew into Rampage, this issue is one that Bloodshot/Valiant fans shouldn't miss.

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9.0
Brothers Dracul #1

Apr 2, 2018

A historical tale that is written in blood and sealed in terror, the Brothers Dracul source material is legendary and if it is handled properly, as I am sure that it will be, the story of Vlad the Impaler is ideal for a serialized graphic-heavy re-imagining like the Brothers Dracul. If you are considering reading this series, I urge you to do so; Issue #1 is being released on April 11th, and it's certainly one not to miss.

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9.0
Captain America (2017) #695

Nov 2, 2017

Captain America is back ladies and gentleman! Captain America #695 is a huge step in the right direction; the creative team behind this book is clearly making a valiant attempt to restore Cap to his former greatness. Captain America #695 is the Captain America comic that you've been looking for"hop on board folks.

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9.0
Crude #1

Apr 10, 2018

Emotionally intense, Crude, is an explosive new series from writer Steve Orlando and artist Gary Brown. Issue #1 is a stunning debut for what promises to be a hard-hitting new series from the house of Image.

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8.5
Crude #2

May 15, 2018

Crude is a blood and oil-soaked tale of revenge and regret, and here, in its second issue, as additional players are introduced to this deadly game, the series takes off. This story is still developing and readers are still being introduced to major characters and important plot points, but Orlando is pacing this series very well, and thanks to this pacing, Crude continues to entertain.

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8.0
Curse Words #2

Feb 25, 2017

Curse Words #2 does a great job keeping up the momentum from Issue #1, and as the plot thickens and more players are introduced, I find myself enjoying this series more and more. Buy Curse Words #2.

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7.5
Curse Words #3

Mar 22, 2017

Although I am concerned with the apparent direction of this series, its still very entertaining, and as the plot thickens, I am still looking forward to what happens next.

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8.0
Damage #1

Jan 17, 2018

Welcome to the New Age of Heroes ladies and gentleman! Damage (2018-) #1 comes out of the gate swinging; this book hits hard and keeps on hitting throughout and when it finally stops, readers, with their heads dizzy from the action, will be eager to keep reading this series and will also be looking forward for what DC has in mind with other New Age of Heroes titles. Damage (2018-) #1 isn't perfect but it's entertaining.

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7.0
Damage #2

Feb 21, 2018

With Damage, the creators came out of the gate swinging hard and fast, and now, in Issue #2, as the story is beginning to progress, I am unsure if the concept works as well as I had initially thought. The majority of this book moves at a pace that is, perhaps, unfitting for the title character, but there is still the potential for Damage to be a great series

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9.0
Damnation: Johnny Blaze - Ghost Rider #1

Mar 29, 2018

Damnation: Johnny Blaze " Ghost Rider (2018) #1 is an epic first issue that, although beginning in the middle of the Damnation event, manages to work well as a tie-in while simultaneously stand on its own. Top-tier writing and artwork make this book a pleasure to read, and the story leaves readers eager for more Ghost Rider goodness.

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8.5
Daredevil (2015) #18

Mar 15, 2017

This emotionally rich confessional was hard to put down, and since I cannot wait to see what happens next, I absolutely recommend buying/reading this issue.

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10
Dark Days: The Casting #1

Jul 12, 2017

As we fall headfirst into a tale older than recorded time (it seems), the light from the DCU fades away into a darkness so pure that the mere thought of something being birthed from this abyss is frightening. This deep, dense darkness threatens existence; there is a war coming. Buy this book!

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10
Dark Nights: Metal #2

Sep 13, 2017

Saying that Dark Nights: Metal #2 is a must-read is like saying that a hydrogen bomb has the potential to do some damage. Each page is amazing for its own reason, and I cannot recommend that you run out and buy this book strongly enough.

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10
Dark Nights: Metal #3

Oct 11, 2017

This series is only getting better ladies and gentlemen. I know it's hard to believe, but Dark Nights: Metal #3 is the best book of the event so far and showcases some of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's greatest work. An absolute must-read for DC fans!

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9.0
Dark Nights: Metal #5

Jan 29, 2018

Just when I thought that the situation couldn't get any worse or more dreadful or dire for our heroes, Scott Snyder and co. come along with Dark Nights: Metal #5 and redefine the meaning of 'hopeless.' Set against a backdrop of fire and lightning and abysmal darkness, Dark Nights: Metal #5 proves to be one of the strongest books in the series as it provides an electrifying reading experience that is sure to rock readers to their core.

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10
Dark Nights: Metal #6

Mar 28, 2018

Dark Nights: Metal never fell short of epic; while all good things must eventually come to an end, the DC Universe is a better, bolder place now that this event has occurred. Dark Nights: Metal #6 offers a fitting conclusion to what has proven to be one of DC's best and most ambitious events and is an absolute must-read.

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8.5
DC Nation (2018) #0

May 2, 2018

Written and illustrated by some of DC's best, DC Nation #0 offers a taste of what's to come in coming months and should be read by newcomers and long-time fans alike.

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5.0
Deadman (2017) #2

Dec 6, 2017

More so than anything else, the current Deadman series is disappointing. We had gotten off to a shaky, but alright start, but now the story just isn't working. The artwork is solid, but it's not enough to redeem the run.

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7.0
Deadpool (2015) #28

Mar 1, 2017

While Deadpool #28 isn't a laugh riot, it has its moments. The energy levels dip in the middle, but issue #28 starts out with a bang and ends with one that's just as exciting. Gerry Duggan has produced an entertaining issue while simultaneously setting the next several chapters of this arc. Thus, it's a successful issue, and I recommend reading it.

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9.0
Deadpool: Bad Blood #1

Apr 26, 2017

If you're looking for a brutally good time, call Deadpool: Bad Blood. This, Deadpool's first original graphic novel, is one hell of an entertaining read that fans will love.

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7.0
Deadpool: The Duck #5

Mar 15, 2017

If you've read the first four issues of this series, there's no reason not to pick this one up. If you're new to the series, start from the beginning.

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9.0
Death or Glory #1

May 1, 2018

Rick Remender's Death or Glory #1 is a thrilling ride that makes great use of readers' time. Remender and Bengal make a great team and their combined efforts have paid off in a first-issue that demands to be read and appreciated.

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9.0
Death or Glory #2

Jun 5, 2018

Death or Glory #2 offers in-your-face action and intensity and provides an overall reading experience that is nothing short of impressive.

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10
Deathbed #1

Feb 21, 2018

Deathbed #1 is a comic book that is unlike any other that I've read; yes, it is weird and yes, it is strange, but Deathbed #1 is an amazing work that stands heads taller than a majority of the books being published today.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #19

May 24, 2017

Deathstroke is a great comic for both readers who consider themselves Deathstroke fans and for those that do not. Another great chapter in the Lazarus Contract arc.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #21

Jul 5, 2017

As long as Defiance stays a part of the Deathstroke series, I think that it'll go far. On its own though"well, I need to see more of the group in action before I can comment on that. Regardless, Deathstroke #21 is a promising start.

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7.0
Delta 13 #1

May 23, 2018

Delta 13 is a Sci-fi Horror tale that feels familiar enough for readers to immediately recognize the peril that our protagonists face but also fresh enough to excite and unsettle. Issue #1 is slower than expected but made a solid introduction nonetheless.

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7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #951

Feb 24, 2017

I recommend buying Detective Comics #951 if you plan to keep reading this new arc, which, I also recommend that you do. This was a good issue, although it mostly just setup the next few parts of this arc. Shiva...the Destroyer...is brutal, and I can't wait to see more of her in the near future.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #953

Mar 22, 2017

Detective Comics #953 is another great chapter in the "League of Shadows" arc, and is definitely worth reading.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #954

Apr 12, 2017

While I realize that Batman can't always know what's going on, or be two or three or seven steps ahead of the bad guys, I think that James Tynion missed the mark here, and to put it simply, I didn't believe that Batman was, well, Batman.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #957

May 24, 2017

Detective Comics #957 is a fast-paced issue that serves as a solid re-introduction for Stephanie Brown as the Spoiler. Long-time readers will certainly be pleased with this one.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #959

Jun 28, 2017

There is a whole let happening in the Detective Comics as of late, and in this issue, Tynion does a fantastic job keeping things fresh. Zatanna is a fine addition to the series.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #969

Nov 22, 2017

In Detective Comics #969, there is a great emphasis placed on Gotham's needs and whether Batman having a team of vigilantes is right for the city. Reinsert Tim Drake into the equation, and you have a solid first issue in a new arc.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #972

Jan 10, 2018

Detective Comics (2016-) #972 is one of the most exciting comics that I've read in some time; Tynion's pacing is impeccable and thus, putting this book down is nearly impossible. From the first through the last, Detective Comics (2016-) #972 is wild ride that'll leave readers eager for Issue #973.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #982

Jun 13, 2018

Detective Comics (2016-) #982 is a strong stand-alone story that provokes thought by examining the power of belief, misplaced and otherwise.

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8.5
Dissonance #1

Jan 24, 2018

Dissonance is an imaginative new series that feels fresh and oozes originality. There was a whole lot of explaining that had to be done, but the creative team behind this book handled the task like experts and successfully produced an entertaining work while also introducing readers to an exciting new world. With the major players introduced I am confident that Dissonance will blossom into a fantastic series; this is one to watch.

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9.0
Doomsday Clock #1

Nov 19, 2017

Geoff Johns gets this epic series off to a solid start with a number-one issue that not only gets new readers up to speed quickly and efficiently but also sets the stage for what's to come in a way that will leave long-time readers eager for more. Does Doomsday Clock #1 live up to the hype that surrounds it? You be the judge. As I am concerned, the hype matter not, Doomsday Clock #1 is a damn-good read.

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8.5
Doomsday Clock #2

Dec 27, 2017

Fans of Alan Moore's Watchmen will find great satisfaction in Doomsday Clock (2017-) #2; the book feels authentic (in the sense that it is a direct sequel to Moore's work), and its ending will leave long-time fans smiling and eager to read Issue #3. As the two universes collide, watching as characters from the DC universe interact with those from the Watchmen universe is, perhaps, the most satisfying aspect of this book. Buy this comic.

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8.0
Doomsday Clock #4

Mar 28, 2018

Here, in Issue #4, the Doomsday Clock plot comes to an unexpected halt. Rather than progress the plot, Geoff Johns adds depth to the story by focusing in on, and providing additional back story for, Reggie, the new Rorschach. Despite its lack of forward movement, Doomsday Clock #4 is very well-written and reads like something penned by Alan Moore.

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8.0
Doomsday Clock #5

May 30, 2018

The Doomsday Clock ticks on and as it does, Geoff Johns makes great use of his time and spends this issue further developing the story and providing readers with additional food for thought. The slower-than-usual pace, coupled with a bi-monthly release schedule may leave some readers trailing off...

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9.1
Eclipse #9

Jul 31, 2018

Brimming with sharp dialogue and highly-detailed illustrations, Eclipse #9 sets the third arc of this amazing story off on a promising path.

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8.0
Edge of Venomverse #1

Jun 28, 2017

Edge of Venomverse #1 is a promising start to a surely epic event. Not a perfect comic, but it gets the job done, as I am now eager to read the rest of the series and can't wait for the impending Venom event.

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8.5
Edge of Venomverse #2

Jul 12, 2017

Filled with both laughable moments and beautiful artwork, Edge of Venomverse #2 is not one to miss.

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10
Flash (2016) #22

May 17, 2017

Everything about this issue, in my mind, is ideal. The art is fantastic, the writing, spectacular. And the prologue"everyone is going to be talking about the prologue for a very long time.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #39

Jan 24, 2018

The Flash (2016-) #39 is a beautifully illustrated energetic work that moves at a comfortable pace, and despite the lack of world-ending dramatics, manages to entertain while simultaneously setting the stage for what promises to be an interesting arc.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #40

Feb 14, 2018

The Flash (2016-) #40 is utter eye candy that just begs to be devoured by readers; couple this with a solid script that incorporates on of the Flash's most dangerous enemies and you have an awesome comic book.

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7.0
Flash (2016) #46

May 9, 2018

The Flash War looms in the not-so-distant future, and while I'm eager to see how this event will affect the DCU, I can't say that this issue does much by generating excitement. At this point, what's happening with Wally West is working well, but that's about it.

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7.0
Flash (2016) #47

May 23, 2018

Despite being a well-crafted issue, The Flash (2016-) #47 doesn't feel like it is the first part of an event that, we've been promised, has the potential to re-shape the DCU.

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8.0
Flavor #3

Jul 17, 2018

All in all, Flavor #3 satiated my appetite. While perhaps not as filling a literary meal as previous issues, it still hits the mark with a tension filled experience that boasts the best culinary art available.

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8.5
Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

Aug 16, 2017

Not a perfect comic, but seeing Laura and Logan fight alongside one another was very satisfying. Solid writing and artwork makes this a worthwhile buy .

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8.0
Ghostbusters: Funko Universe #1

May 9, 2017

Ghostbusters: Funko Universe is a one-shot comic that Funko Pop fans, as well as Ghostbusters fans will surely enjoy. Despite being a fun comic, the story between these pages is pretty epic.

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8.5
Gideon Falls #1

Mar 7, 2018

Gideon Falls #1 is the kind of comic that avid readers hope to find each and every time that they begin reading a new series that promises to be unlike anything they've ever read; Gideon Falls is unique and the first issue feels fresh and exciting despite the apparent darkness that's lingering just beneath the book's surface. Gideon Falls #1 is a strong debut issue that piques interest and generates serious curiosity.

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8.0
Gideon Falls #2

Apr 10, 2018

The more that we learn about this multifaceted story and the ominous Black Barn within it, the more obvious it becomes that there is still so much left to learn; with each door that opens, two more close. Gideon Falls #2 is wonderfully mysterious and is deserving of great praise.

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8.5
Gideon Falls #3

May 15, 2018

As we dive deeper into this story and learn more about the mysterious Black Barn and the odd characters and events that surround the eerily dark and possibly evil structure, more and more questions come to mind. Here, in Gideon Falls #3, Lemire progresses the plot forward just enough to keep readers hooked, but not enough to leave said readers feeling satisfied or comfortable by what new details they've learned.

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8.0
Gideon Falls #4

Jun 20, 2018

Gideon Falls #4 ushers readers another step forward, deeper, toward the dark truth that surrounds the Black Barn and the town of Gideon Falls.

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9.2
Gideon Falls #5

Jul 17, 2018

The Black Barn beckons; Gideon Falls #5 continues to haunt and disturb readers as Jeff Lemire further develops this tale's twisted plot. With intense opening and closing scenes, Gideon Falls #5 generates great momentum for future issues and leaves readers eager get their hands on Issue #6.

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8.0
God Complex (2017) #2

Nov 21, 2017

The God Complex story is progressing along nicely, and in Issue #2, Seneca, the stories main protagonist, finds himself caught in the middle of an issue that reaches far beyond his comprehension. Catch up before it's too late; this one is bound to keep getting better.

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8.5
God Complex (2017) #5

Apr 2, 2018

With a solid script and gorgeous artwork that makes for a cinematic reading experience, God Complex #5 is an excellent issue that is a pleasure to read.

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8.5
God Complex (2017) #6

Jun 20, 2018

With a surge of energy and excitement, the first arc of God Complex reaches its end here in issue #6 with a conclusion that further progresses the story and, in doing so, adds an additional level of depth and intensity to the God Complex story.

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9.0
God Country #5

May 17, 2017

God Country remains as one of the best comic books that are currently in print. In this issue, Donny Cates does an excellent job with progressing the story while simultaneously providing some much-needed backstory.

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7.5
Goosebumps: Download & Die! #2

Apr 11, 2018

Goosebumps: Download and Die #2 continues to ramp up the weird factor. The premise and strong art makes this an issue that is intriguing and fun but is a little unsatisfying in exposing more of the main character...the phone from hell.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2016) #26

Jul 5, 2017

This issue is visually stunning, but as of now, I'm not feeling this arc, and I'm really not looking forward to reading Green Arrow #27.

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6.0
Green Lantern / Space Ghost Special #1

Mar 29, 2017

While I can't recommend this book to all comic fans, I do think that some will get a kick out of it. For me, the art didn't work, but the story was decent enough and made me feel good...

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8.5
Green Lanterns #21

Apr 19, 2017

In the matter of mere moments, the seemingly stable situation that writer Sam Humphries left us with in the previous issue of Green Lanterns has escalated and now, in Issue #21, has spiraled out of control. And thanks to this rapid escalation, this terrible set of moments Humphries has produced an awesome, worthwhile reading experience.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #22

May 3, 2017

GREEN LANTERNS #22 is a solid first chapter in a new arc, and while there isn't too much happening in terms of action, the future is quite bright.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #23

May 17, 2017

The pace of the Lost in Space arc slows to a crawl, and while Green Lanterns #23 is gorgeous to look at, reading it doesn't do much.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #26

Jul 5, 2017

A whole lot of momentum was lost with this issue, and while there was an interesting unloading of information, not seeing Jessica or Simon left me feeling disconnected.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #42

Mar 7, 2018

Even if you haven't been keeping up with the current arc, Green Lanterns #42 is an exciting book that offers as much eye candy as it does depth and stimulating dialogue. The story has gotten far more interesting in this issue, and, even though I am not entirely sold. Fans of the GLC and their tales will enjoy this one.

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8.5
GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1

Jun 7, 2017

GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON #1 is a bloody good time - totally NSFW - totally awesome.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #16

Mar 8, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #16 is one that Guy Gardner fans are not going to want to miss. This issue is action-packed, and believe it or not, it's also brimming with emotion. The writing is great - the art is great. Pick this one up.

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7.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #17

Mar 22, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 brings with it a drastic change in pace as well as the end of the "Quest for the Blue Lanterns" arc. Not a must-buy per se, but a worthwhile read nonetheless.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #18

Apr 12, 2017

With Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #18 , the pace is beginning to pick up, but Venditti is still setting the stage, and this, the first chapter of a new arc isn't too entertaining, but it still worth reading.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #19

Apr 26, 2017

Part 2 of The Prism of Time, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #19 is an entertaining read that leaves the reader anxious to see what comes next.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #20

May 10, 2017

Part 3 of The Prism of Time, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps # 20 is a filled with illustrated goodies that fans of the series will enjoy. Once it is revealed that (...) actually inadvertently caused the crisis at hand, it becomes clear that the GLC is going to have some trouble even after they beat this mysterious new foe.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #21

May 24, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #21 offers a fitting conclusion to the Prism of Time arc as well as sets up future issues with an entertaining ending that comes as a nice surprise.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #23

Jun 28, 2017

Another strong issue for the Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps series. Robert Venditti may be delaying the inevitable, but he's keeping each issue feeling fresh.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #30

Oct 11, 2017

While I wouldn't say that Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #30 falsely advertises what's found on its pages, I will say that the issue may leave some readers feeling swindled. Despite this, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #30 is a well-written, well-illustrated book worth reading.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32

Nov 8, 2017

In Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #32, readers will find themselves smack-dab in the middle of an epic fight between Hal Jordan and his Dark Multiverse Bruce Wayne counterpart, the Dawnbreaker. Fans of Hal and the Green Lanterns will get pumped in reading Hal Jordan's inner-dialogue thanks to Venditti's solid script.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43

Apr 25, 2018

Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #43 is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking; highly-detailed illustrations, kinetic color-work, and an engaging script all work in tangent to make this a near-perfect issue.

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7.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44

May 9, 2018

Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #44 isn't the best or most exciting issue in this arc, but it does what it has to in order to progress the plot forward; overall, the books is well written and illustrated, but I'm hoping that level of excitement returns to where it was in Issue #45.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #45

May 23, 2018

In what is shaping up to be one of Robert Venditti's best story-lies, Darkstars Rising excites relentlessly and leaves readers eager to continue reading. Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #45 somehow manages to raise the stakes and increase this story's momentum.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46

Jun 13, 2018

Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #46 is the fifth issue in the Darkstars Rising story arc, and although we have been immersed in this story for some time, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps still feels fresh and exciting thanks to moments of great emotional intensity.

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9.4
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 11, 2018

Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval come out swinging and, in terms of excitement and readability, end up producing a comic, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps (2016-) #48, that stands out as one of the best chapters in the Darkstars saga.

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9.0
Harbinger Wars 2 #1

May 29, 2018

Valiant's ambitious, universe-spanning event, Harbinger Wars 2, is off to a solid start. Harbinger Wars 2 #1 is a well-written, wonderfully-illustrated issue that is surprisingly accessible and enjoyable for new and long-time readers alike.

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9.0
Hawkman (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

Hawkman (2018-) #1 breathes new life into a timeless character in a way that impels interest and generates excitement. An epic odyssey, that peers into the past while simultaneously looking to the future, has begun.

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8.2
Hawkman (2018) #2

Jul 11, 2018

As readers are ushered deeper into Carter Hall's labyrinthine past, it becomes obvious that things aren't as they appear and that there are darker secrets waiting to be uncovered. This issue gets off to a slow but promising start where Venditti manages to set the tone of the issue and prepare readers for the mysterious time-and-space-spanning adventure that awaits.

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8.0
Hawkman: Found #1

Dec 27, 2017

Jeff Lemire and Bryan Hitch'sHawkman: Found (2017-) #1 is a riveting work that successfully progresses the Dark Nights: Metal story forward. Since the beginning of this story, fans have been asking about Hawkman and his whereabouts, and now, finally, Lemire reveals some added details after it was found in Dark Nights: Metal #4 that Carter Hall had become the Dragon of Barbatos, the Keeper of the Dark Forge. It should come as no surprise that, after reading this book, there are still a good deal of unanswered questions that surround Carter Hall. Overall,Hawkman: Found (2017-) #1 is an impressive work.

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8.0
Her Infernal Descent #1

Apr 16, 2018

If you like taking casual walks through the nine circles of Hell with a dead poet, this is the comic book series that you've been waiting for. With a well-written script and impressive artwork, Her Infernal Descent is destined to be an excellent retelling of Dante's Inferno. It all starts here; don't miss out.

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8.0
Her Infernal Descent #2

May 23, 2018

Her Infernal Descent has a lot going for it, and while some of the creative liberties taken to produce this modern retelling of Dante's Inferno work well, some miss the mark. Regardless, my time spent in this version of Hell has been enjoyable and Her Infernal Descent promise to continue to excite and intrigue.

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10
Hit-Girl (2018) #1

Feb 20, 2018

Mark Millar and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz take aim with Hit-Girl #1 and hit their target dead-center; Mindy kick's major ass in Hit-Girl #1 and from what I've seen so far, this new run promises to be great. Overall, Hit-Girl #1 is an awesome first-issue that manages to excite and entertain and do everything that readers expect a first-issue to do.

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8.0
Hit-Girl (2018) #2

Mar 28, 2018

From microwave guns to rifles that can shoot around corners, Hit-girl #2 is packed full of awesome gadgets and weapons and epic blood-soaked scenes that make reading this comic an absolute joy.

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8.0
Hit-Girl (2018) #3

Apr 23, 2018

With only one more issue in this current arc, this series has reached its boiling point. Hit-Girl #3 leaves readers eager to get their hands on Issue #4 thanks to a twist or two, more solid writing, and fantastic illustrations.

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10
Hit-Girl (2018) #4

May 22, 2018

In an all-out balls-to-the-wall bloodbath of an issue, writer Mark Millar and artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz conclude their first new Hit-Girl arc with a brutal intensity that leaves readers ready and eager for Mindy's next action-packed adventure.

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7.0
Ice Cream Man #2

Feb 21, 2018

Ice Cream Man #2 is a well-written and well-illustrated comic book that, despite my merely satisfactory score, is worth reading. Issue #2 simply doesn't work as well or hit as hard as its predecessor. You can bet that I am going to read Issue #3; Ice Cream Man deserves a second shot.

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9.0
Imaginary Fiends #1

Nov 22, 2017

Imaginary Fiends #1 effortlessly chills and creeps while taking a dark and sinister look at imaginary friends and explaining who they are, what they do, and why they're here. This stunning debut is impressive in several ways and ultimately, should be devoured by comic book readers.

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8.5
Imaginary Fiends #2

Dec 27, 2017

Just two issues in and this exciting new series has blossomed into an odd masterpiece; Imaginary Fiends (2017-) #2 is eerie and exciting and in Issue #2, now that the introductions have been made, Seeley raises the stakes and produces a must-read comic.

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9.0
Immortal Hulk #1

Jun 7, 2018

Having the Hulk star in a Horror series (as the thing instilling dread and terror) may seem odd at first thought, but I assure you that this issue is truly a tale of terror that's worth taking a look at; Bruce Banner can die, but the Hulk is immortal.

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6.5
Infamous Iron Man #5

Feb 22, 2017

While the color work does earn this book some extra points, what deserves the most credit in this issue is the ending. Now, while the ending isn't a cliffhanger per se, it is a bit of a jaw-dropper. Some of you may have already put together the big reveal at the end, but for those of you who haven't, it's a nice a surprise. And while I'm not about to spoil it here, I will say that the ending gives me hope for the future of the series. I have a feeling that things are about to get a whole lot worse for Victor.

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6.5
Infamous Iron Man #6

Mar 29, 2017

Both the art and the writing has been inconsistent, but I do like the concept of this series, and thus far that has been enough to keep me reading. Pick this one up, it's getting better.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #1

May 3, 2017

While some fans may not be up for reading a comic that serves as a prelude to a video game...that is based on comics, Injustice 2 #1 is an entertaining read that is filled with solid writing and artwork.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #2

May 17, 2017

With Injustice 2 #2, the lines are still being drawn and the opposing teams are still being assembled, but regardless of this, the issue is packed with action and intensity.

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8.1
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Jul 18, 2018

Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe (2018-) #1 is an enjoyable read that will appeal Injustice and He-Man fans alike; if you're expecting depth and emotional intensity, maybe this isn't for you. But, if you're a He-Man fan who is looking for a good time, pick this one up.

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6.5
Jeepers Creepers #1

Apr 24, 2018

Jeepers Creepers #1 isn't perfect, but it's entertaining and shows great potential. Fans of the film franchise have a lot to enjoy and look forward to and fans of Horror comic books, there's something here for you too.

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9.0
Judge Dredd: Cry of the Werewolf #1

Mar 21, 2017

Judge Dredd: Cry of the Werewolf is a classic story, filled with amazing artwork from legendary comic book artist, Steve Dillon, and it shouldn't be missed.

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8.0
Judge Dredd: Deviations #1

Mar 21, 2017

While Judge Dredd: Deviations lacks the intensity of 'Cry of the Werewolf,' John McCrae did a wonderful job producing an alternate ending/sequel to a classic Judge Dredd story.

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9.5
Justice League (2016) #33

Nov 15, 2017

Justice League #33 is a visually stunning comic that brings an epic arc to a close. Whether you're up to date with the current state of things at DC, or not, this book is worth picking up; the artwork is that damn good.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #34

Dec 6, 2017

And now for something completely different. Christopher Priest and artist Pete Woods have injected Justice League full of new life, and with it comes a whole new slew of problems that readers should be eager to dig into. Justice League has been overhauled, and as it stands, all changes made work well. Pick this one up.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #1

Jun 6, 2018

Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung have produced an amazing debut issue; Justice League (2018-) #1 is packed tight with action and excitement and it is filled with unforgettable moments. Although the faces of our heroes are familiar, this iteration of the Justice League is unique and worth reading.

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8.5
Justice League (2018) #2

Jun 20, 2018

After destroying the moon in issue #1, and having Lex Luthor beat Vandal Savage to death, Scott Snyder downshifts into a more comfortable pace, and while doing so, produces an exciting comic book that is packed with great moments.

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10
Justice League (2018) #3

Jul 4, 2018

Justice League (2018-) #3, an intense issue that is packed tight with story and action and amazing artwork, is as close to perfect as a modern comic book can get.

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9.6
Justice League (2018) #4

Jul 18, 2018

Just when you thought that the situation couldn't get any worse for the already-failing members of the Justice League, writer Scott Snyder manages to pour salt in their wounds and remove any last slivers of hope. Justice League (2018-) #4 is an impressive issue and offers a genuinely exciting reading experience.

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9.1
Justice League (2018) #5

Aug 1, 2018

Offering insight and adding momentum to an already energetic story, Justice League (2018-) #5 is a well-crafted comic book that places our spandex-wearing heroes in the rearview mirror, and focuses on the stars of this story, the members of the Legion of Doom.

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5.5
Justice League / Power Rangers #3

Mar 11, 2017

Although the issue looks good, and it's fun, I think that we JL and PR fans deserve a bit more than just a fun comic filled with decent art, right? The plot has been anything but consistent, and while I am still hopeful for the remaining crossover issues, I'm quite disappointed.

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9.2
Justice League Dark (2018) #1

Jul 25, 2018

Backed by interesting conflict and a new team that works (surprisingly) well together, Justice League Dark (2018-) promises to be great. Justice League Dark (2018-) #1 is a solid first issue that establishes the tone of the series and introduces readers to a new super-group and the conflict that has brought them together.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #1

Feb 23, 2017

Justice League of America #1 is riddled with conflict and it's great. This issue is much better than its predecessor and ended up being exactly what I was hoping it would be. If you have any interest in any of the characters that make up this new team, or if you just really enjoy great artwork, be sure to pick this one up.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2017) #2

Mar 9, 2017

After reading Issue #2, I am convinced that writer Steve Orlando's vision for the remainder of JLA is epic and that the series will pick back up within the next issue or so, but Justice League of America #2 is a bit of a buzzkill, and thanks to the change in pace, I can't recommend picking this one up.

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9.0
Justice League: No Justice #1

May 9, 2018

Epic in scale and in reach, Justice League: No Justice (2018-) #1 is a well-crafted comic book that accomplishes everything that it set out to and manages to exceed expectations in the process of further expanding and developing the mythos of the DCU.

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8.0
Justice League: No Justice #2

May 16, 2018

Justice League: No Justice #2 is a solid, well-written, well-illustrated issue that is filled with excitement and moments of greatness; I'm unsure if how this mini-series will end and whether or not said ending will be satisfying enough for readers vested in what's happening here, but I have faith.

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8.0
Justice League: No Justice #3

May 23, 2018

Justice League: No Justice (2018-) #3 is another solid issue in what has proven to be an exciting mini-series. Despite being unsure of what resolution, or lack thereof, it may bring, I am looking forward to issue four of four.

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8.0
Justice League: No Justice #4

May 30, 2018

Justice League: No Justice (2018-) #4 bears with it a bittersweet ending that, surely, will leave readers divided. Regardless, Justice League: No Justice successfully set up, and generated interest for, the new Justice League titles.

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8.5
Kick-Ass (2018) #1

Feb 14, 2018

Kick-ass is back and, dare I say, better than ever folks. Kick-Ass #1 is one of the better first-issues that I've read in some time; the books moves fast and thanks to an authentic script and great artwork is a powerful debut issue that shouldn't be missed.

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8.5
Kick-Ass (2018) #2

Mar 19, 2018

There is so much more to this new Kick-Ass series then, well, kicking ass; Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. have put together a stunning second issue that successfully entertains without having to rely solely on blood, bruises, and broken bones.

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8.0
Kick-Ass (2018) #3

Apr 16, 2018

If you thought that this series couldn't get any more brutal or intense or interesting, have I got a bridge to sell you. Kick-Ass #3 introduces a new player to this dangerous game and does so in a way that sets up an epic fourth issue.

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8.0
Kick-Ass (2018) #4

May 15, 2018

Although here readers will find more of what they've already had, Kick-Ass #4 is intense and action-heavy and makes for an enjoyable reading experience.

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8.4
Kick-Ass (2018) #6

Jul 17, 2018

Kick-Ass #6 marks the end of Mark Millar's run on the current Kick-Ass series, and oh, what a run it has been. Issue #6 offers a fitting end to an exciting first arc and the book's ending leaves plenty of room for the next group of creators to take Kick-Ass into an entirely new direction.

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9.0
Kill the Minotaur #1

Jun 14, 2017

A modern retelling that is sure to please even the most demanding of fans, Kill The Minotaur is a fresh take on an old tale that promises readers an epic experience with each turn of the page. Pick it up.

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9.0
Kill the Minotaur #2

Jul 19, 2017

Kill the Minotaur #2 abandons readers in a nightmarish landscape, traps them with a hellish beast, and some how, manages to inspire a yearning for adventure and discovery.

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8.5
Kill the Minotaur #4

Sep 20, 2017

Yet again, the creative team behind Kill the Minotaur produces a fantastic issue worth reading and re-reading. With only two issues left, I am eager to continue reading.

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5.0
Killer Instinct #1

Sep 20, 2017

Far from captivating, Killer Instinct #1 is a decent enough comic that, according to the publisher will be an epic and worthwhile read. I don't see any evidence of that, but I am willing to read another issue or two. Fans of the franchise, and more specifically, fans that have played the most recent game, may get a kick out of this. For newcomers"you may want to pass.

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8.0
Lost City Explorers #1

Jun 20, 2018

The Lost City Explorers #1 is an exciting debut issue that evokes a sense of wonder and exploration and packs it into a single, well-paced first chapter.

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10
Maestros #1

Oct 18, 2017

Maestros #1 is an enchanting romp that'll leave readers spellbound. This debut issue is packed tight with story and wonder. Maestros is one to watch; hop on the train to the realms now, you'll be glad that you did.

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9.0
Maestros #3

Dec 13, 2017

Maestros #3 is one hell of a book; filled with dramatic twists and turns, solid character development, and steady progression of plot, Issue #3 is an excellent chapter in this magical romp.

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9.0
Man of Steel (2018) #1

May 30, 2018

With Man of Steel #1, Brian Michael Bendis and co. have succeeded in revitalizing an icon; a new era, that promises excitement and intensity, has begun. This issue is filled with great moments, sharp and witty one-liners, and high-quality artwork.

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8.0
Manhunter Special #1

Aug 23, 2017

Keith Giffen and Dan Didio have come together, with the help of their artists, of course, to create something that will surely leave long time readers feeling nostalgic. Jack Kirby (and I have said this before) certainly would have been proud.

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6.0
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1

Feb 28, 2018

Mera: Queen of Atlantis (2018-) #1 will certainly have readers and reviewers split; there will be those that like it and sing its praise, and then there will be those that are disappointed. I, unfortunately, fall into the second group and am disappointed by the book. It's well-written and well-illustrated but doesn't do the Queen of Atlantis justice...

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10
Mister Miracle #1

Aug 9, 2017

Mitch Gerards and Tom King"two of the industry's best"are tackling one of the Fourth World's most interesting characters, Mister Miracle, and this first issue has far exceeded my expectations"Mister Miracle is a masterclass in modern visual storytelling.

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9.0
Mister Miracle #4

Nov 8, 2017

Mister Miracle is one of the best series that DC has published in some time; four issues in, and so far, it's done nothing but astound. Tom King and Mitch Gerards are a dream team and Mister Miracle #4 is one of their best issues yet.

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10
Mister Miracle #6

Jan 10, 2018

Saying that Mister Miracle is a hit is an understatement; not only has Tom King and Mitch Gerard's mini-series been entertaining and thought provoking, it has also been one of the most quality-consistent works that I have ever read. Mister Miracle (2017-) #6 is another amazing issue and offers a fitting and exciting conclusion to the first arc which leaves readers eager to keep reading. Do not miss this book.

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9.5
Mister Miracle #7

Mar 14, 2018

Issue #7 is one of the best Mister Miracle comics that King and Gerard's have managed to churn out, and, if you've been reading the series, you know that that is really saying something. Another amazing issue...

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9.0
Mister Miracle #8

Apr 18, 2018

Whilst warring on the planet Apokolips, Scott Free, Mister Miracle, must simultaneously wage a domestic war of sorts as he deals with splitting his time between being a father and the Highfather of New Genesis. This story, at first glance, is simple, but I assure you that what is lurking just beneath the surface of this issue is quite complex.

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6.5
New Challengers (2018) #1

May 16, 2018

With an interesting premise, there's potential for New Challengers to be great, but after what I've read, in Issue #1, I'm concerned. Right now, I'm not sure why I should care about, or invest my time in, this series' protagonists nor do I know why I should care about what they're doing. Overall, this issue fell short of expectations.

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9.0
New Gods Special #1

Aug 2, 2017

The New Gods Special (2017-) #1 is an awesome tribute to one of the most influential men in the industry. A definite must-read.

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10
Ninja-K (2017) #1

Nov 15, 2017

Nina-K is remarkable; a triumph that takes the industry standard to a whole new level. Everything about this book is epic and shouldn't be missed. Ninja-K #1 is the jumping-on point that you've been waiting for; don't miss the opportunity to get on board with this sensational new series.

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9.0
Ninja-K (2017) #2

Dec 19, 2017

Ninja-K is, without a doubt, one of the best comic books currently being produced. The body count increases in Issue #2, and as more questions are answered even more are found. Excellent writing and artwork make this book a must-read.

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8.0
Ninja-K (2017) #6

Apr 11, 2018

With solid action and a relatively accessible plot, Ninja-K #6 is a great jumping on point for readers who've been waiting to jump into this incredible series.

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8.5
Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #1

Jan 10, 2018

Ninjak Vs. the Valiant Universe #1 offers readers an action-packed to start to what promises to be an epic event. The reason as to why Ninjak will be taking on the entire Valiant Universe is quickly explained, and before long, the book takes off and the ass-kicking begins. An excellent first-issue.

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9.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #1

Nov 1, 2017

No.1 With a Bullet #1 is an exciting new series that resonates with the modern reader as their modern fears come to life before their eyes. Beautiful artwork and a well-written script make this book one not to miss.

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9.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #2

Dec 5, 2017

No. 1 With A Bullet has gone from moving in the right direction to sprinting toward perfection in its second issue. With great depth of story and an electrifying look, No. 1 With A Bullet is a series that comic readers shouldn't miss. It's only going to keep getting better from here...

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9.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #3

Jan 2, 2018

With each issue, writer Jacob Semahn adds depth to the No. 1 With A Bullet story, and in doing so, creates a unique reading experience. The Museum of Death scene found in No. 1 With A Bullet #3 is a trip; it's beautiful and it's haunting and it is certainly worth re-visiting as it puts the events that have thus far transpired in No. 1 With A Bullet into perspective. A worthwhile read indeed.

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9.0
No. 1 With A Bullet #4

Feb 7, 2018

Yet again, Jacob Semhan and the creative team behind No. 1 With A Bullet #4 have produced a polished book that is both entertaining and worthy of praise from readers and industry members alike. As we approach the end of No. 1 With A Bullet the story is expanding and getting deeper overall. Now that we're four issues into the series, I am confident that No. 1 With A Bullet be a series that readers will fondly remember for years to come.

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9.5
No. 1 With A Bullet #5

Mar 14, 2018

No. 1 With A Bullet #5 is another stunning addition to a series that has been consistently well-written and illustrated. The energy levels are quite high as we approach the end of the series. Prepare for an epic conclusion folks.

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10
No. 1 With A Bullet #6

Apr 10, 2018

All great stories must eventually come to an end; in No.1 With a Bullet #6, artist Jorge Corona dazzles readers once more with illustrations that pulse with energy, and writer Jacob Semahn provides readers with a fitting but unexpected conclusion that'll leave them eager to revisit the story as a whole once it is collected into a single volume.

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10
Oblivion Song #1

Mar 7, 2018

Oblivion Song #1 is a fresh and exciting new series from comic book heavyweight Robert Kirkman;Oblivion Song #1, an intense and visually impressive debut, stands out as one of Image's best and most promising new series. The concept is rock-solid and the execution is flawless. Oblivion Song #1 is an absolute must-read for comic book readers who are eager to experience something new.

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9.0
Old Man Hawkeye #1

Jan 10, 2018

Old Man Hawkeye (2018-) #1 is brilliant. The look and the feel of this books is strong and intense and gritty and everything that it should be. Writer Ethan Sacks and Artist Marco Checchetto have worked together to create an enjoyable reading experience.

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9.5
Plastic #1

Apr 25, 2017

Plastic #1 is as strange as they come, but it's an amazing comic that should not be missed. This one is going to be a favorite over the next few months.

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9.5
Plastic #2

May 24, 2017

Issue #2 of Plastic is wonderfully absurd, and it makes good on the promises of Issue #1. This is another must-read.

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10
Plastic #5

Aug 23, 2017

Part 5 of 5, Plastic #5 offers a twisted ending to a twisted tale, that really, couldn't be any better.

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8.0
Plastic Man (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

Plastic Man (2018-) #1 offers readers a fun and interesting reading experience that stands out from most of the other 'superhero' stories currently being published. This issue leaves me hoping that Gail Simone gets to write Plastic Man long after this six issue mini-series comes to a close.

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8.0
Port of Earth #2

Dec 13, 2017

As the story progresses, it is becoming obvious that there's something rotten in the state of Denmark. The events that transpire in Port of Earth #2 cement this thought while also moving the story in a direction that suggests a great unfolding of sorts in the near future. Port of Earth #2 is an entertaining read, but clearly, the best is yet to come. We're getting there"

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8.0
Port of Earth #3

Jan 9, 2018

Port of Earth #3 sacrifices some of the momentum gained from the last two issues, but it does so to place emphasis on Mac and Rice's relationship. Thanks to strong artwork and a solid script, Port of Earth #3 is a great book with an ending that promises an exciting follow-up issue.

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8.5
Port of Earth #4

Feb 14, 2018

Port of Earth continues to reign as one of the most unique and well-crafted comic books currently being published; Port of Earth #4 and its predecessors are must-reads for Sci-fi fans, and in Port of Earth #4, the plot thickens and Port of Earth world expands exponentially. Pick this one up.

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8.5
Port of Earth #5

May 8, 2018

As the plot in Port of Earth continues to thicken with extraterrestrial anxieties and close-to-home conspiracies, Port of Earth cements itself as being one of the most thought-provoking comic book series currently in production; and here, in its fifth issue, it becomes obvious that there is more to this story than initially thought. A must-read.

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8.7
Port of Earth #7

Jul 10, 2018

Agents Rice and McIntyre are pushing the limits in their pursuit of an alien terrorist, and as they dive deeper into this investigation, Port of Earth continues to gain momentum. Port of Earth #7's script remains tight and the artwork found in this issue is some of Andrea Mutti's best.

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9.0
Quantum and Woody (2017) #1

Dec 19, 2017

Klang! Quantum and Woody are back and better than ever in their new on-going series. Issue #1 sets the tone for the series and, as it should, gets the ball rolling in a direction that promises to please existing fans and newcomers alike.Quantum and Woody! (2017) #1 is an excellent first issue that generates sincere interest. Pick it up.

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9.0
Ragman #1

Oct 11, 2017

Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda breath life into a mystical character that first hit the pages in the 1970's. Ragman #1 is a fantastic start to what promises to be a memorable mini-series. Don't miss this one folks.

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8.5
Ragman #2

Nov 8, 2017

In Ragman (2017-) #2, writer Ray Fawkes provides the reader with some added insight into not only Rory's life, but also into the myth/legend surrounding Ragman. With only four issues remaining in this run, Fawkes is making excellent use of his time; we're moving full-speed ahead.

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8.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1

Jan 24, 2018

Legendary creator Marv Wolfman is back and he's working on one of his co-created characters, the Teen Titan, Raven! Raven: Daughter of Darkness (2018-) #1 is a very well-rounded comic; the script is well-written and the illustrations are energetic and expressive. The book's pacing isn't perfect, but the plot is well balanced and ultimately Raven: Daughter of Darkness (2018-) #1 works as it generates interest in what's to come while simultaneously providing some real entertainment value.

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9.0
Redlands #1

Aug 9, 2017

It's been quite some time that a first issue has gotten this excited and this eager to continue. reading. Packed with action and shy of uninteresting exposition, Redlands brings the blood and promises to thrill for issues to come.

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8.5
Regression #1

May 12, 2017

Regression #1 offers a promising start to a uniquely grotesque tale. Not perfect, but this debut issue is a worthwhile read...if you can stomach it.

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6.5
Regression #2

Jun 14, 2017

I'm unsure of whether I went into my reading of this issue expecting too much, but for me, it just didn't work. I'm hoping though that this issue is only a speed bump of sorts, and before long, we'll be back on track.

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7.0
Regression #3

Jul 12, 2017

Regression has improved since the last issue, but I am still looking for more than I am getting. There is potential, but changes have to be made. I'm still looking for more of the intensity that the initial issue offered.

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7.0
Regression #4

Aug 16, 2017

Regression is the type of series that I want to rave about, but unfortunately, I can't. I'm still waiting for something big to happen, but the story has picked back up at least.

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9.5
Rise of the Black Panther (2018) #1

Jan 3, 2018

Read this book ladies and gentlemen; if you're not already a fan of the Black Panther, you will be after reading this. Rise of the Black Panther #1 offers readers an intimate look at Wakanda and its people, and more importantly, what it means to be the Black Panther. Can't recommend this one enough.

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9.0
Rogue & Gambit (2018) #1

Jan 3, 2018

Rogue & Gambit (2018) #1 is a comic that longtime X-Men fans have been waiting for; not only does the book bring together Rogue and Gambit, but it also feels like the classic X-Men story that readers yearn for. Thompson's dialogue work here is superb. Buy this comic.

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8.0
Secret Weapons #0

Jan 2, 2018

This prelude, Secret Weapons #0, is a beautiful standalone chapter in the Harbinger mythos that centers around Nikki Finch. Cinematic in its progression and flow, and at times quite emotional, this book is one that fans should not miss.

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8.5
Shirtless Bear Fighter #3

Aug 23, 2017

Shirtless Bear-Fighter #3 starts slow, but before long it picks up and starts kicking fuzzy ass.

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8.0
Shirtless Bear Fighter #4

Sep 20, 2017

Shirtless Bear-Fighter is a fantastic series that deserves every ounce of praise that it receives. Issue #4 is solid and for those who have read the first three issues, why are you even questioning buying this one?

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9.0
Sideways #1

Feb 14, 2018

Sideways (2018-) #1 is the newest and perhaps strongest book to emerge from DC's New Age of Heroes initiative. Every panel is packed with an incredible amount of detail and the overall look and feel of Sideways is unique. Sideways (2018-) #1 moves at a comfortable pace and is very well-written. I'm eager to see how Sideway is developed, and thanks to cliffhanger ending that inspires interest, I am eager to read Sideways #2.

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7.5
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018) #2

Apr 11, 2018

Packed with action and no-nonsense fun, Sonic the Hedgehog #2 is an extremely accessible comic book that, while being ideal for young readers, also manages to entertain long-time fans of the character who are young only in heart

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7.5
Spawn #284

Apr 2, 2018

Despite being in the middle of a story, Spawn #284 is quite accessible for newcomers looking to jump into the series. The stage is being set for bigger and badder things, but this book is by no means a transition issue. McFarlane's script and Alexander's illustrations make this one worthy of a re-read.

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7.0
Spawn #285

May 2, 2018

We're getting somewhere, but we're not there just yet; McFarlane's script is interesting and gives readers good reason to continue reading, but this story is a slow-burn and may not work for readers that are hungry for action. Alexander does another fine job with bringing the book to life, but the artwork isn't enough, something big needs to happen and it needs to happen soon.

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9.0
Spawn #286

Jun 5, 2018

In Spawn #286 it quickly becomes obvious that this nightmarish rabbit hole runs deeper than initially thought, and as we readers continue to traverse its depths, it becomes obvious that we've only seen a glimpse of the horror that awaits us.

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8.0
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #4

May 23, 2018

A quick-moving issue that builds towards a climatic final collision of realities.

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6.5
Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation #1

Dec 12, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Adaptation works well enough as a comic book, but the story doesn't wow nearly as much on the page as it did on screen. Fans who have seen the film won't get much out of this read, and fans who haven't seen the movie yet...well, they're better off just watching the movie.

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8.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #33

Jan 10, 2018

Who the hell is Juan Soria? It's been some time since I picked up a Suicide Squad comic book and I'm glad that this is the one that I decided to read. Suicide Squad (2016-) #33 is entertaining and light and everything that one looks for in a Suicide Squad comic; it's well-written and well-illustrated and overall makes for an enjoyable read.

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8.5
Super Sons #2

Mar 16, 2017

Super Sons #2 is a breath of fresh air. Packed with action and levity, this is actually the comic that you need to take you away from the monotony

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9.0
Super Sons #3

Apr 19, 2017

Super Sons #3 is filled with action and just the right amount of boyhood banter to remind the reader that their protagonists are young boys. Another fantastic issue.

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9.0
Super Sons #16

May 23, 2018

This is it, this is the end of the Super Sons...for now. Super Sons (2017-) #16 is a fitting final chapter in what has been a thoroughly entertaining series.

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8.5
Superman (2016) #33

Oct 18, 2017

Superman #33 is a fast-paced book that fans will tear through with excitement. Any Superman arc that involves Apokolips is alright with me; expect an epic next few issues folks.

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8.5
Superman (2016) #42

Mar 7, 2018

Superman (2016-) #42 is one of the best Superman comic books that I've read in quite some time thanks to its focus having been placed on Bizarro and his son Boyzarro. Enticing illustrations and an incredibly well-written script make this issue one not to miss. Tomasi and Gleason have done a great job with their time in Bizarro World and I am eager to see where they'll take us next as this story progresses.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #43

Mar 21, 2018

Wonderfully written, visually stunning, and thoroughly entertaining, Superman #43 is a must-read comic for Bizarro fans. And as interesting and exciting as Superman #43 is, the book's ending sets the stage for what promises to be an epic follow-up issue

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9.1
Superman (2018) #1

Jul 11, 2018

Brian Michael Bendis' genuine humor and authentic dialogue make for a pleasurable reading experience that works to usher readers into the new age of Superman.

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10
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1

Feb 6, 2018

The Swamp Thing Winter Special is an emotional story reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road, that redefines what comic books are, and ultimately, what they can be; this story of survival acts as an amazing tribute to Swamp Thing and his creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Swamp Thing Winter Special (2018) #1 is an absolute must-read.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2016) #20

Jul 25, 2018

Robin has assembled a new team of Teen Titans, and while said team has some potential, it's still too early to tell whether their potential will amount to anything. Adam Glass wastes no time getting this story started, and Bernard Chang's illustrations work well enough, but something is missing..

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8.5
Teen Titans (2016) Annual #1

May 31, 2017

In Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1, an epic story comes to an epic end with a bang that will be felt throughout the DC Universe for some time. Not a perfect ending, but one worth reading nonetheless.

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9.5
The Belfry (One Shot) #1

Feb 23, 2017

The Belfry #1 is a fantastic one-shot from writer/artist Gabriel Hardman. This is a comic that absolutely should not be missed. Horror comics don't get much better than this. When you're done reading, you're going to crave more.

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10
The Demon: Hell is Earth #1

Nov 15, 2017

Packed tight with fire and brimstone and inner turmoil, The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 is a stunning first issue in an exciting miniseries. Both the writing and artwork in this book are damn-near-perfect and work well together to create a hellish experience worth talking about. The Demon is back!

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6.5
The Immortal Men #2

May 9, 2018

Packed with interesting characters and not much else, The Immortal Men is shaping up to be another New Age of Heroes miss; there's still time, but it's not looking good. Also, where's Jim Lee?

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8.0
The Killer Inside Me #1

Apr 19, 2017

If you're looking for some hard-hitting noir, well, then look no further, The Killer Inside Me is the book for you. Fans of American Psycho will most certainly enjoy this collection.

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9.5
The Magic Order #1

Jun 12, 2018

Packed with magic and mystery, The Magic Order #1 offers readers everything that they need and want from a debut issue, and more; a stunning first step for Mark Millar, Olivier Coipel, and Netflix.

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9.6
The Magic Order #2

Jul 17, 2018

Yet again, Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel produce an amazing issue that's filled with wonder and excitement and intensity.

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9.2
The Sandman Universe #1

Aug 8, 2018

Sandman fans, rejoice! The Lord of Dreams has returned...well, kind of...The Sandman Universe (2018-) #1 is a well-crafted introduction that works to conjure interest while simultaneously setting the stage for four new series set in the Sandman Universe.

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8.0
The Terrifics #1

Feb 28, 2018

The Terrifics (2018-) #1 is a worthwhile read for long-time readers and relative newcomers who, at the very least, are up-to-date with what's been going on in the Dark Nights: Metal story. The Terrifics (2018-) #1 isn't nearly as accessible as the New Age of Heroes books but its pages are pure eye-candy, and with introductions made, Jeff Lemire will certainly take this series and run with it in typical Lemire fashion.

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8.0
The Terrifics #2

Mar 28, 2018

The Terrifics #2 is another solid issue in a relatively new series that, while continuing to set the stage for what's to come, offers readers good reason to keep reading and to be excited for the epic adventure(s) that awaits our group.

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8.0
The Terrifics #3

Apr 25, 2018

Now that the proper introductions have been made, the real story can get started. An all-around great issue, The Terrifics #3 teases future conflicts, both internal and external, while also offering readers a look at how well these super-powered individuals can perform as a team.

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8.0
The Terrifics #4

May 23, 2018

If you're looking for a good time, read The Terrifics (2018-) #4. Sure some of what happens is predictable, but there's a giant space squid...

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9.0
The Walking Dead #165

Mar 2, 2017

A nearly perfect issue, The Walking Dead #165 is intense and should not be missed.

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8.5
The X-Files: Funko Universe #1

May 17, 2017

The X-Files: Funko Universe one-shot is light and entertaining, and filled with laughably adorable stories that fans of the series will certainly appreciate.

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8.0
Titans (2016) #11

May 12, 2017

Titans #11, the first chapter of the new crossover arc, The Lazarus Contract, is a promising start that creates intrigue and excitement.

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7.0
Titans (2016) Annual #1

Mar 29, 2017

Titans Annual #1 has several things going for it, but it's a bit too long, and while the ending leaves one asking questions, it's also rather unsatisfying.

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7.8
Transformers: Unicron #1

Jul 11, 2018

Transformers: Unicron #1 is an exciting and energetic read that focuses on the battle against Unicron; at times the book feels weighed-down and, perhaps, cluttered, but it is worth reading nonetheless.

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8.0
Trinity (2016) #12

Aug 16, 2017

All in all, this issue was solid and I recommend it. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next, and as long as this series keeps moving in this direction, you can bet that I'll be reading along.

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9.0
Trinity (2016) Annual #1

May 31, 2017

Trinity Annual #1 makes for an epic read thanks to the quickened pace, added length, and high stakes.

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6.5
Turok (2017) #1

Aug 2, 2017

Whether I went into my reading of this book with unrealistic expectations or not, this one just didn't work for me.

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9.0
Venom (2018) #1

May 11, 2018

Not only is this the Venom comic book series that fans have been waiting for, but it's the series that long-time readers and Venom fans deserve. In an impressive first issue, writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman manage to re-define one of Marvel's most iconic characters, and they manage to do so in a way that breeds interest and excitement. There is a new age of Venom upon us; rejoice!

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8.5
Void Trip #1

Nov 22, 2017

Prepare yourself for a tantalizing trip through time and space; Void Trip is a psychedelic romp through the galaxy that'll leave you craving more of its mind-altering-goodness. Issue #1 gets the story off the ground and moving in a promising direction. Give this one a read if you're looking for a little escape.

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9.0
War Mother #1

Aug 23, 2017

War Mother #1 is an exciting first issue to a series that promises to amaze month after month.

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8.0
Witchblade (2017) #1

Dec 6, 2017

Witchblade is back! Witchblade (2017) #1 is both accessible to new readers and rewarding to those well-versed in all things Witchblade. The females leading this team each produce stellar work that leaves me feeling confident that this series will continue to impress.

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7.0
Witchblade (2017) #2

Jan 9, 2018

Witchblade (2017) #2 missed the mark, and while the script is well-written and the illustrations are polished and expressive, the book just isn't that entertaining.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #33

Oct 25, 2017

This may very well be one of the best Wonder Woman comics ever written"that doesn't actually feature Wonder Woman. She's spotted in a scene or two, but that's about it. Despite missing the Amazonian ass-kicker from its pages, Wonder Woman #33 is a well-crafted comic that does a fine job kicking off an exciting new arc. Wonder Woman fans will be pleased with this one, even though they won't get to catch a glance at their favorite Amazonian warrior.

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8.0
X-Men: Red (2018) #1

Feb 8, 2018

Jean Grey is back in action and she's leading a team of her own. Achieving Xavier's dream won't be easy, but Jean is going to give it a go. Overall, X-Men Red (2018-) #1 is an entertaining book that, despite some odd-looking illustrations, works well and is worth reading.

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10
X-O Manowar (2017) #1

Mar 22, 2017

X-O Manowar #1 is an absolutely amazing comic book that elevates the medium. Do not miss the opportunity to be a part of something great, Read this comic.

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9.5
X-O Manowar (2017) #2

May 1, 2017

X-O Manowar is a great work of modern Science Fiction, and Issue #2 of this groundbreaking should not be missed.

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8.0
X-O Manowar (2017) #9

Nov 21, 2017

X-O Manowar (2017) #9 is yet another solid issue in a series that continues to impress. The overall quality of this series has, thus far, failed to waver in the slightest, and X-O Manowar remains to be one of the best series currently being published.

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7.5
X-O Manowar (2017) #14

Apr 23, 2018

Aric, after a brutal, war-filled year, returns to Earth, and his homecoming is, as one would expect, emotional in more ways than one.

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