Charlie Ridgely's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 420
7.1Avg. Review Rating

10
Absolute Carnage (2019) #1

Aug 7, 2019

As he has done many times in recent years, Cates is able to find the delicate balance between a story that's just off-the-rails mental, and one that earnestly and wholeheartedly connects to its readers. It's as jaw-dropping as it is thoughtful and compelling. You don't find that often.

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10
Absolute Carnage (2019) #2

Aug 28, 2019

Everything in Absolute Carnage #2 works in unison to provide an immensely enjoyable read and a harrowing story that you won't want to miss.

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10
Absolute Carnage (2019) #3

Sep 18, 2019

Ryan Stegman was born to draw Absolute Carnage. Page after page is stunning and he continues to prove that there was no one else up to the venomous task at hand.

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8.0
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #1

Aug 21, 2019

Somehow, someway, these "Absolute Carnage" tie-ins continue to exceed expectations.

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6.0
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #2

Sep 11, 2019

Definitely a fun read but lacking a little focus.

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8.0
Absolute Carnage: Scream #1

Aug 14, 2019

There are genuinely compelling characters and fun artistic flourishes throughout this first issue, enough to have me give the second installment a chance.

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6.0
Absolute Carnage: Scream #2

Sep 4, 2019

With some fun artwork and a compelling lead, this is yet another solid entry into the Absolute Carnage event.

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2.0
Acts of Evil: Venom Annual #1

Jul 31, 2019

The majority of the main story in this annual is focused on a space queen hitting on Eddie Brock because he's strong-willed. That's not a stretch and I don't really think you need to know anything else about this issue to pass on it.

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4.0
Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1

Feb 20, 2019

Yes, the whole comic is about Nightcrawler's life as a successful actor. Yes, it's as boring as it sounds.

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4.0
Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #2

Mar 20, 2019

Just like the first issue, Amazing Nightcrawler remains a strange question mark for the X-Men franchise.

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4.0
Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #3

Apr 17, 2019

It's definitely an improvement over the first two issues, but that wasn't exactly a high bar.

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4.0
Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #4

May 22, 2019

Once you realize this book doesn't exactly have much of a purpose, it's really hard to get invested in anything going on.

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6.0
Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #5

Jun 19, 2019

If you've somehow been keeping up with this Nightcrawler saga, the conclusion won't disappoint.

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6.0
Amber Blake #1

Apr 3, 2019

This is a mostly enjoyable spy thriller, with some witty dialogue and exciting action scenes.

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6.0
Amber Blake #2

Apr 24, 2019

It looks though the book wants to be Jessica Jones but falls a little short.

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6.0
Amber Blake #3

May 29, 2019

It's hard to look at from time-to-time, but it's still a fairly smart little spy story. It's just not nearly as smart as it thinks it is.

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4.0
Amber Blake #4

Jun 12, 2019

Some of the action sequences are great throughout this book, and the dialogue between the key characters remains a major strength. But no matter how good some individual elements may be, Amber Blake still has an incredibly difficult time keeping one's interest.

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8.0
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #1

Jun 6, 2018

All-in-all, this is a promising start to potentially one of the best Ant-Man and Wasp team-ups we've ever seen.

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10
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #2

Jun 20, 2018

It's a beautiful and impactful tale that I certainly didn't expect, but I'll surely be reading again.

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10
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #3

Jul 4, 2018

This book rises above the tropes while simplifying things down to molecular levels. It's a fantastic read, just in time for its big screen counterpart.

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10
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #4

Aug 1, 2018

A genuinely exciting story mixed with bright colors and smooth artwork makes for another A+ installment to this series.

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6.0
Avengers (2018) #1

May 2, 2018

Everything about this comic seems like a home run, especially for me, so why was it such a letdown? Don't get me wrong, Avengers #1 is a solid book. But with all the hype Marvel is putting behind it, solid isn't quite enough.

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6.0
Avengers (2018) #2

May 16, 2018

I had my reservations about the new Avengers series after the first issue, and the second installment did a lot t alleviate that. However, it also did a couple of things that got me worrying even more.

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6.0
Avengers (2018) #3

Jun 20, 2018

All-in-all, Avengers is heading in a potentially exciting direction, but the road to the finish line is riddled with pot holes.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #4

Jul 4, 2018

Jason Aaron did well to split the Avengers up with this issue, as he finally got the chance to highlight the character work that makes his writing so special.

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4.0
Avengers (2018) #5

Jul 18, 2018

The bigger this Avengers series gets, the more absurd it becomes.

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4.0
Avengers (2018) #6

Aug 22, 2018

Avengers #6 finally brought the Final Host saga to an end, but its conclusion is so muddled and messy that I almost feel more joy that the arc is over than contentment for having read it at all.

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10
Avengers (2018) #7

Sep 5, 2018

This is the kind of series he was meant to write, and I'd love to see more of it.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #8

Sep 19, 2018

This is finally shaping up to be the Avengers book that I'd been hoping for when Aaron and McGuinness signed on.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #9

Oct 10, 2018

The first arc of Avengers was clunky, dull, and lacked a compelling villain. With one issue, Jason Aaron has turned all of those problems around and set Avengers on the right path.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #10

Nov 14, 2018

This is a very fun book with a couple of final act teases that will get you genuinely excited for what's to come.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #12

Jan 9, 2019

There's a lot to like about what happens in this Avengers, and no reason why it couldn't spawn several spinoff series.

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10
Avengers (2018) #13

Jan 23, 2019

While I've enjoyed the Avengers as of late, Aaron can reach another level when he's really focusing on a single character and their journey.

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10
Avengers (2018) #14

Feb 6, 2019

From vampire mythology to Ghost Rider's demonic history, Aaron knows exactly what to do with these darker properties. Every moment works.

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6.0
Avengers (2018) #15

Feb 20, 2019

Nothing especially fantastic going on, but any comic that puts Robbie Reyes at the forefront is going to be exciting.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #16

Mar 6, 2019

Maybe I'm just a sucker for vampires and demons in comics, but this Avengers arc is really working.

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6.0
Avengers (2018) #17

Mar 20, 2019

Avengers remains one of Marvel's biggest roller coasters, as some issues are absolute home runs while others struggle to land on two feet.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #18

Apr 24, 2019

There are times where it's hard to be invested because you're dealing with characters you don't really have any attachment to, but the satire of the issue makes it all worth it.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #19

May 22, 2019

One of the strengths of this series is its ability to give a voice to characters we aren't use to hearing from.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #20

Jun 26, 2019

There are some faulty steps at the beginning and end of the issue, but all around well-written, well-illustrated, and a good deal of fun.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #21

Jul 10, 2019

That's what makes this book so solid, its ability to bring these different pieces together for a coherent and enjoyable experience. Plus, any comic with all of the Avengers goofing off in a hot tub gets bonus points in my book.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #22

Jul 31, 2019

Nothing ever dives too deep below the surface, but it's a wonderful ride nonetheless. Can we get this version of the Avengers all the time?

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #23

Aug 28, 2019

There's a lot going on in this latest issue of Avengers, and most of it is off the rails in the best possible way.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #24

Sep 25, 2019

Despite the story not really moving too much, you'd be hard pressed to find a more fun and frantic team up than Aaron's latest.

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8.0
Avengers: No Road Home #1

Feb 13, 2019

When all is said and done, No Road Home introduces an exciting new story that could prove to be a game-changing affair. Then again, it could also turn out to be just another Avengers off-shoot.

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8.0
Avengers: No Road Home #2

Feb 20, 2019

With a team of gods, androids, and immortal beings, Hawkeye shouldn't be the most interesting character on this Avengers roster, providing the inner monologue that narrates the entire book. But, here we are, and it seriously works.

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8.0
Avengers: No Road Home #3

Feb 27, 2019

It's got a solid roster and good villains, but Hawkeye and Rocket are the ones that really elevate it to new heights

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6.0
Avengers: No Road Home #4

Mar 6, 2019

There's nothing necessarily bad going on, but it's certainly a lot less interesting than previous weeks.

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6.0
Avengers: No Road Home #5

Mar 13, 2019

What started as an exciting new team of Marvel heroes turns into a split-up story following the framework of many average events in recent memory.

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8.0
Avengers: No Road Home #6

Mar 20, 2019

This issue of No Road Home is almost a completely different book from the rest of the series, and it finds a way to work on multiple levels.

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4.0
Avengers: No Road Home #7

Mar 27, 2019

There's good stuff happening in No Road Home, but its hidden beneath several layers of meh.

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8.0
Avengers: No Road Home #8

Apr 3, 2019

With some great (and beautifully illustrated) fight scenes, and a few very sincere and meaningful moments, this stands out as one of the better entries in the No Road Home saga.

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4.0
Avengers: No Road Home #9

Apr 10, 2019

There is almost no consistency in the quality of story and dialogue in No Road Home from issue to issue, and unfortunately #9 is on the lowest end of that spectrum.

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2.0
Avengers: No Road Home #10

Apr 17, 2019

It's hard to think of one good thing this finale has going for it. The coloring was pretty good? That's all I got.

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6.0
Bane: Conquest #9

Feb 7, 2018

The issue was pretty fun, as most of the series has been to this point, but that's all there really is to it.

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2.0
Bane: Conquest #10

Mar 7, 2018

Even if you're a diehard fan of the back-breaking villain, there is no reason to waste your time reading this book, let alone pay for it.

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2.0
Bane: Conquest #11

May 30, 2018

Bane Conquest has no idea what it is or what it wants to be, making for an all-around mistake of a series.

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2.0
Bane: Conquest #12

Jun 27, 2018

Bane: Conquest has been going on for so long, and the story has been so convoluted, that here in the final issue I've completely forgotten what the book is even about.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #17

Feb 28, 2018

Overall, a slightly above average experience, which is more than I can say about a lot of other comics on the shelf today.

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4.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #18

Mar 28, 2018

Like many issues in this series, Batman Beyond #18 is a totally lackluster affair. The art can be fun at times, and the dialogue is never too bad, but the tone of the book never really feels right.

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4.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #19

Apr 25, 2018

Issue #19 does a better job of being enjoyable, and the narrative moves more cohesively at a much better pace than issues past. That said, there are still plenty of issues here.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #20

May 23, 2018

All in all though, this is a good step in the right direction.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #21

Jun 27, 2018

This isn't the worst the series has been, and the smooth line work and bright colors keep things moving quickly, but it's certainly been better.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #22

Jul 25, 2018

The new spin on Scarecrow isn't completely original, but it's fresh and written well enough to get you excited about what's to come.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #23

Aug 22, 2018

The excitement has finally picked up in Batman Beyond, and issue #23 easily stands out as one of the better issues of the new series.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #24

Sep 26, 2018

The conclusion of the current Batman Beyond arc came fairly abruptly, but it makes for an enjoyable read nonetheless.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #27

Jan 2, 2019

There isn't much story to tell with this issue, but Jurgens' writing of Joker Beyond makes it worthwhile.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #28

Jan 30, 2019

This is one of those issues that reminds you how exciting the Batman Beyond property can be.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #29

Feb 27, 2019

This issue has a bit of an anticlimactic end, but still a great progression for the characters involved.

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6.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #1

Feb 21, 2018

The writing is fine, the art is fun, but Sins of the Father is just a simple story that likely won't matter in the long run.

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6.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #2

Mar 21, 2018

If you're trying to limit your Gotham-related stories to just one or two a month, you can do better than this one.

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6.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #3

Apr 18, 2018

Up to this point I've felt that Batman: Sins of the Father was standard at best, but mostly pretty mundane. Issue #3 broke that trend and actually delivered an interesting comic, one that long-time Batman fans are sure to enjoy.

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8.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #4

May 16, 2018

In a series that started off very bland, reading through this issue is effortlessly refreshing.

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6.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #5

Jun 20, 2018

Issue #5 of this video game-inspired series regressed to the mean a bit after an outstanding issue last time around.

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8.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #6

Jul 18, 2018

If you're a fan of the character, this is definitely worth picking up.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #12

Feb 21, 2018

True fans of the character, and those who have been paying good attention to the series up to this point, will be rewarded. Others may have a difficult time, but should enjoy the character work nonetheless.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #13

Mar 21, 2018

Batwoman is the kind of story that comes with a complexity that's mostly fantastic, but also a tad frustrating.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #14

Apr 18, 2018

All-in-all, Batwoman #14 is a solid entry to the series, but not nearly as strong as some of the issues that have come before.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #15

May 16, 2018

First of all, let's get this out the way: Batwoman #15 is the most beautifully illustrated and lettered issue of the series, up there with some of the best looking comics DC has put out in the last couple of years. I was hoping the writing of the issue would match, and it does from time to time, but it's inconsistent.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #16

Jun 20, 2018

Batwoman has been in a valley for a couple of issues, and I was VERY worried about this big "vs. Batman" fight distracting from the quality of Kate's story. However, it proved to be exactly the opposite, and the inner battle of a symbol versus your own family quickly became a powerful message.

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6.0
Batwoman (2017) #17

Jul 18, 2018

Batwoman remains perhaps the most beautiful DC comic on the shelves, but the start of this latest arc isn't anything special from a story perspective.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #18

Aug 15, 2018

It's a touching tribute to this character, and the journey she's embarked on over the last 18 issues. Even if you haven't read any of the series to this point, this book is worth picking up. As intended, you will put it down with more joy in your soul than when you first opened it.

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8.0
Black Cat (2019) #1

Jun 5, 2019

Black Cat #1 is a simple, grounded, but exciting series that gives an underutilized character the chance to shine on her own. It's not perfect, but it gets better as it goes along and certainly well-worth your time if you're looking for a new series to try out.

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8.0
Black Cat (2019) #2

Jul 10, 2019

Everything at work in this book was already great, but adding in a crazed Merlin and a trip to the Sanctum Santorum make it even better. It's time to add this one to your pull list.

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6.0
Black Cat (2019) #3

Aug 7, 2019

It feels like Black Cat lost a little of the magic of its first two issues here in the third installment.

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8.0
Black Cat (2019) #4

Sep 11, 2019

Equal parts espionage thriller and slapstick comedy, Black Cat is about as well rounded as it gets.

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8.0
Black Cat (2019) #5

Oct 2, 2019

There's plenty of action, humor and excitement packed into Black Cat, especially in #5, but none of those reasons are why the book continues to work so well. Sure they help, but the success is all about the way Felicia's character is written.

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10
Captain America (2018) #5

Nov 14, 2018

When I was finished, I literally thought, "Wait, it's over already?!" It's so expertly crafted. More than anything, Steve Rogers actually stands for something again, and we would do well not to take it for granted.

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10
Captain America (2018) #6

Dec 19, 2018

There are so many underlying themes throughout even just this issue, but they're handled so well and presented so clearly that there is never any mess or confusion, only a thrilling and engaging story.

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8.0
Catalyst Prime: Superb #9

Apr 18, 2018

This issue was smart, and sometimes powerful, even if the story was at a bit of a stand still.

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6.0
Champions #17

Feb 28, 2018

All told, this book is a solid read for the teen or preteen comic fan in your life, but it's nothing worth getting excited about.

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8.0
Champions #18

Mar 28, 2018

If every issue of Champions were more like this one, leaning more on the quality of the relationships than the quirky teen jokes, the book would have a lot more people talking.

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8.0
Champions #19

Apr 11, 2018

This issue sets up a great ride for the Champions going forward.

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8.0
Champions #20

May 23, 2018

Champions #20 is a solid issue on many fronts, no matter how old you may be.

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10
Champions #21

Jun 20, 2018

This book is quickly becoming a must-read for any and all comics fans.

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10
Champions #22

Jul 11, 2018

While the title will never carry the same weight as the Avengers, these Champions are starting to become the premiere team-up at Marvel, and more people should start paying attention.

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8.0
Champions #23

Aug 8, 2018

Thankfully, however, we at least get little moments with each Champion at some point in the book and, although the ending is a bit messy, it's still another exciting edition to an already stellar series.

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10
Champions #24

Sep 12, 2018

This is a wildly emotional book, and everyone should buy it, read it, and share it with someone else. Everyone.

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10
Champions #25

Oct 3, 2018

I've said it once, and I'll say it again, because it's worth repeating: Champions is one of Marvel's best team-up books. If you're not already, you should be reading it.

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10
Champions #26

Nov 7, 2018

No doubt about it, this is a really great read that will keep you engaged at every turn.

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10
Champions #27

Dec 12, 2018

Champions is a perfect blend of the wackiest stuff comics has to offer and the importance of genuine teenage friendships.

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10
Champions Annual #1

Dec 19, 2018

Champions continues to impress me more and more with each passing issue. This annual edition, which serves as a bridge between two different arcs, is easily one of the best issues of the entire series.

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10
Champions (2019) #1

Jan 2, 2019

It's hard finding new and exciting ways to explain just how good Champions really is. This is Marvels finest team-up book currently in print. Period.

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10
Champions (2019) #2

Feb 6, 2019

Everything about Champions works, on every possible level, and superhero comics just don't get much better. I'd be fine if this series never ended.

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10
Champions (2019) #3

Mar 6, 2019

I'm running out of ways to say that Champions is one of best books of the year. That's it; that's my whole review. Just go buy it and read it and love it.

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10
Champions (2019) #4

Apr 3, 2019

It's rare that a team of young heroes is this relatable and written this well, this consistently.

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10
Champions (2019) #5

May 1, 2019

I don't know if I can love this book more.

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10
Champions (2019) #6

Jun 12, 2019

From Kamala Khan to Victor Alvarez, every single character gets their time in the spotlight and helps make Champions one of Marvel's best ongoing series, month in and month out.

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10
Champions (2019) #7

Jul 10, 2019

Champions is wonderful in every sense of the word.

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8.0
Champions (2019) #8

Aug 7, 2019

Sam Alexander has never been better, which helps a lot in the absence of Kamala and Miles.

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10
Champions (2019) #9

Sep 4, 2019

This thoughtful character study masquerading as an action team-up is just as superb as it when it first began, if not more so.

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8.0
Champions (2019) #10

Oct 2, 2019

All in all it's still a very satisfying end to an even more satisfying story. Hopefully these characters won't be away from the spotlight for too long.

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6.0
Cloak and Dagger (2018) #1

Jun 6, 2018

Thankfully, the writing (mostly) overpowers the poor artwork, and the issue is a solid take on the characters.

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4.0
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1

Oct 9, 2019

If you're a die hard fan of the franchise there is maybe something to be found here, but even that feels like a stretch.

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10
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Jul 4, 2018

Cosmic Ghost Rider is exactly what you'd expect: delightfully delicious mayhem.

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10
Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

Aug 1, 2018

With each page, Cosmic Ghost Rider only gets more and more insane.

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10
Cosmic Ghost Rider #3

Sep 5, 2018

Cosmic Ghost Rider is wacky in all the right ways, and every panel is nothing short of thoroughly enjoyable.

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10
Cosmic Ghost Rider #4

Oct 3, 2018

The emotional impact of CGR has never been felt as much as it is in this issue, with the story of a father wrestling with his shortcomings being brought to the forefront.

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10
Cosmic Ghost Rider #5

Nov 14, 2018

Wonderful finale for Cates and company.

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8.0
Cyber Force (2018) #1

Mar 28, 2018

Against all odds, Cyber Force has found a way to do what its other old school Image counterparts like Savage Dragon and Spawn have always failed to accomplish: be relevant and interesting in the 21st century.

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8.0
Cyber Force (2018) #2

Apr 25, 2018

Cyber Force #2 is a lot more world building that you might want out of a second issue, but it's an enjoyable read and it seems like the payoff will be worth the wait.

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10
Damage #2

Feb 21, 2018

In its second issue, Damage continues to be one of the bigger surprise stories out of DC this year.

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8.0
Damage #3

Mar 21, 2018

With a fantastic appearance from Wonder Woman and another spreading of bread crumbs offering just one more hint at the larger mystery, this comic was a lot of fun. However, in the final few pages, the story circled back to a trope that we've already seen in its short run.

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8.0
Damage #4

Apr 18, 2018

Definitely an exciting ride that's worth the read.

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4.0
Damage #5

May 16, 2018

To put it plainly, Damage is going off the rails fast.

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4.0
Damage #6

Jun 20, 2018

This book has gotten stale rather quickly, and running through even more tired tropes with random combinations of DC's all-star roster isn't going to help.

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4.0
Damage #7

Jul 18, 2018

In issue #7, Damage finally adds a layer of depth and humanity to its story, which the series has desperately needed for several issues. Still, even with that helpful note, the book still struggles to be anything more than a Red Bull-fueled romp through the DC character library.

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6.0
Damage #8

Aug 15, 2018

The story as a whole still isn't entirely engaging, and has fallen well-short of its potential, but this issue manages to stand out as one of its better installments.

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6.0
Damage #9

Sep 19, 2018

It's a shame that Damage had to go through several other stories before finally finding its own voice, because the latest issues have an actual story about Damage's journey that is surprisingly intriguing.

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4.0
Damage #10

Oct 17, 2018

Damage still doesn't know exactly what it wants to be, which presents a pretty substantial problem as we get into the second and third arc of the series.

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4.0
Damage #11

Nov 21, 2018

As I've said before, the book is at its lowest point when entire issues are nothing but an excuse for this massive being to fight popular DC characters, with little to no story involved. That's what happens again in this issue, and it's just not an enjoyable experience.

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4.0
Damage #12

Dec 19, 2018

This is boring action at its best, though the ending is a bit better than expected.

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4.0
Damage #13

Jan 23, 2019

As much as I've complained about having big-name guest stars in the book, the juxtaposition of Batman as a sort of villain actually does a lot to advance the story. By the end though, it feels like just another issue stuck in the same stale circle.

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8.0
Damage #14

Feb 20, 2019

Damage has been a mostly subpar comic to this point, but it could've been so much more had it tried this out earlier.

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4.0
Damage #16

Apr 17, 2019

The character isn't bad, and I wouldn't hate to see him again in another book, but the Damage series was ready to sail off into the sunset.

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8.0
Damage Annual #1

Aug 22, 2018

This is how Damage should look, feel, and read, each and every month. It's a bit sad that that doesn't happen.

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4.0
Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

Feb 14, 2018

The Detective Chimp-centric bookends are a fun ride, but can't save the utter mess that falls in-between.

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4.0
Dead Man Logan #1

Nov 28, 2018

When it's all said and done, it feels like nothing much has really happened, and that that probably won't change too much over the final 12 months.

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6.0
Dead Man Logan #2

Dec 19, 2018

It's certainly taking a complicated route to get their, but Dead Man Logan might actually turn out to be something worth while. We'll see.

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6.0
Dead Man Logan #3

Jan 30, 2019

This is simply a fun superhero comic with some solid art and not too much to say. There are definitely worse ways to spend your time.

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6.0
Dead Man Logan #4

Feb 13, 2019

Dead Man Logan is a perfectly fine comic that's honestly a little more engaging than the premise has any right to be.

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4.0
Dead Man Logan #5

Mar 13, 2019

It's not a horrible book, and certainly better than some of the lead-ins to the other Wolverine's return, but it's not very interesting either. It's time to put Old Man Logan out to pasture.

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8.0
Dead Man Logan #6

Apr 10, 2019

Dead Man Logan has spent quite a long time being dull and feeling utterly unnecessary, but this issue represents a wonderful change in the story.

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8.0
Dead Man Logan #7

May 1, 2019

This is way better than anything these OML titles have put out in a while.

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8.0
Dead Man Logan #8

Jun 5, 2019

It's definitely worth keeping up with this series for the last few issues.

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6.0
Dead Man Logan #9

Jul 3, 2019

. It's time for this story to end, but it seems to be going out on a fairly high note.

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6.0
Dead Man Logan #10

Aug 7, 2019

It honestly kind of works, in a brutal violence meets Wacky Racers sort of way.

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6.0
Dead Man Logan #11

Sep 18, 2019

This penultimate issue of Dead Man Logan starts a bit rough, keeping with the same dull tones and topsy turvy dialogue that has plagued this Logan run for some time.

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2.0
Demi-God #1

Apr 4, 2018

To put it nicely, Demi-God is just bad.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #1

Jun 6, 2018

This isn't your granddaddy's Doctor Strange, making for a fun and enjoyable read with a lot of promise going forward.

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10
Doctor Strange (2018) #2

Jun 20, 2018

Between Aaron, Cates, and Waid, it's easy to see that we're in the middle of pure resurgence of Strange, and that my friends is an incredible feeling.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #3

Jul 4, 2018

Doctor Strange #3 is a wonderful example of how to keep a great series standing on its on, while also dropping some slight ties to the connected universe at large.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #4

Aug 15, 2018

Waid attempts to use some non-linear storytelling to aim the story in a new direction, and it takes a few pages for the technique to finally work. However, once the story figures out where it's going, Doctor Strange gets firing on all cylinders, and reinvigorates the excitement that fans found in its first issue.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #5

Sep 19, 2018

Doctor Strange continues to be one of the most interesting Marvel books on the market right now.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #6

Oct 3, 2018

Still, despite the changes, this book is a lot of fun to read, and the sleek, colorful art style remains the perfect vehicle for the antics of Stephen Strange.

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6.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #7

Nov 7, 2018

Doctor Strange in space was a really fun, enjoyable comic series. However, two issues into this "Two Doctors" arc, a lot of that fun is already starting to disappear.

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6.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #8

Nov 21, 2018

This new run of Doctor Strange started out very strong, and the tale of his space travels was a fantastic followup to Cates' Earthbound story. However, things started getting lost in the shuffle with the "Two Doctors" story, and they only get more convoluted here.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #9

Dec 5, 2018

Nothing really happens in the book when all is said and done, but it will stand out as one of Strange's more interesting character studies.

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10
Doctor Strange (2018) #10

Jan 30, 2019

Mark Waid and a talented horde of artists (led by Jesus Saiz) have created a wonderful issue that encapsulates everything Stephen Strange should be, while also setting up for what could be a fantastic arc in the coming months.

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6.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #11

Feb 20, 2019

This issue of Doctor Strange is both a high and low for this series. Everything about the book, from its art to its less-than-stellar conclusion, feels entirely too rushed.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #12

Mar 27, 2019

Waid and his creative team are attempting to flip that notion on its head, and the first issue is quite promising. We'll see where it goes from here, but I'm genuinely intrigued. Job well done.

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6.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #13

Apr 24, 2019

All in all, this is a middle of the road outing for the Sorcerer Supreme, but there seem to be brighter days ahead.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #14

May 22, 2019

Doctor Strange is always fun when he's off in another realm and dealing with creatures that are beyond the comprehension of our space and time. That's exactly what's happening here and it works extremely well.

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6.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #15

Jun 26, 2019

Doctor Strange #15 is a beautiful issue to look at. The splashes of Dormammu and Galactus' joint destruction are spellbinding. The story, however, doesn't exactly hold up to the art.

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6.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #17

Aug 14, 2019

Things wrap up in a slightly surprising, entirely somber way that may or may not have you wanting more.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #18

Aug 28, 2019

If this book can keep its simplicity, it will keep its charm.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #19

Sep 11, 2019

I'm not sure this new direction for Doctor Strange is an exciting one or if we're being set up for a total bore. Either way, the journey there is pretty exciting.

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4.0
Ducktales #6

Feb 28, 2018

Sadly, this comic isn't really worth the time.

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6.0
Ducktales #7

Mar 14, 2018

After a rough outing last month, Ducktales was surprisingly entertaining with this issue.

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6.0
Ducktales #8

Apr 11, 2018

Nonetheless, the art is alright, and the issue is a passable kids comic that will keep children invested for solid chunk of time.

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2.0
Errand Boys #1

Oct 3, 2018

There is nothing in this smuggler's life worth exploring, but this book tries its hardest to convince you otherwise.

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8.0
Eve Stranger #1

May 8, 2019

Eve Stranger is essentially a millennial version of Jason Bourne with even more hints at secrets layered in its first chapter.

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4.0
Falcon (2017) #7

Apr 11, 2018

Beyond a handful of engaging panels, there's little here to compel interest in the next issue or even the next page.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #3

Nov 14, 2018

If you're not on board with Fantastic Four yet, it's time to reevaluate your relationship with comics as a whole, because you're missing something fantastic.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #4

Nov 28, 2018

Once again, Fantastic Four manages to be one of the most fun, feel-good, exciting comics Marvel is publishing.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #5

Dec 26, 2018

It is a very, VERY long issue, but the pacing helps it move pretty quickly, and the dialogue is second-to-none. Fantastic Four continues to be one of the most marvelous books around.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #6

Jan 16, 2019

Reading this book, it's easy to see why so many people fell in love with the Fantastic Four.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #7

Feb 27, 2019

How does one find anything negative to say about Fantastic Four? It's beautiful to look at and one of the purest comic stories we've seen in a long time. More, please.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #8

Mar 27, 2019

Combine Doom with the unconventional storytelling taking things back and forth in time to preserve the surprise, and you've got another hit on your hands. I'm ready for more of this.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #9

Apr 24, 2019

With issue #6 being the conclusion of an arc, FF has a hard time wrapping the story up neatly, but it's not quite as noticeable thanks to some great character work and dialogue.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #10

May 29, 2019

This is easily the weakest installment of this new Fantastic Four series to date, but that's okay because Slott has raised the bar pretty high to this point. The crossover is just a small misstep on a nearly perfect series. That all said, it's still a mostly enjoyable read.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #11

Jun 26, 2019

A perfect blend of action and comedy: the perfect balance for the FF.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #12

Jul 31, 2019

Dan Slott has done a great job in bringing the characters of Fantastic Four to life over the last 11 issues, but none more so than Ben Grimm.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #13

Aug 14, 2019

You'll smile ear to ear on multiple occasions, which makes this book well worth your time.

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10
Fantastic Four (2018) #14

Sep 4, 2019

Going into the past is often a bad idea in the world of comics, but this is most definitely an exception.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #15

Oct 2, 2019

With a blend of classic FF antics and new space-age characters, this is a great kick off to a seriously exciting ride.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018): 4 Yancy Street #1

Aug 28, 2019

Ben Grimm has been the best part of the current Fantastic Four relaunch and this one-shot does even more to prove that.

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8.0
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252

May 30, 2018

Real American Hero #252 is a fun, breezy standalone issue that makes for a great read, leaving you hoping for more stories like this in the future.

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8.0
Ghost-Spider (2019) #2

Sep 25, 2019

Ghost-Spider is actually a really unique and intriguing blend of styles.

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6.0
Giant Man (2019) #1

May 15, 2019

Scott Lang and his companions each provide interesting insight to their adventure, and they make it worth the read. The story itself, not so much.

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2.0
Giant Man (2019) #2

May 29, 2019

There is such a thing as too many tie-in books, and this is a prime example as to why.

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4.0
Giant Man (2019) #3

Jun 12, 2019

I feel like Giant-Man had something to say. Unfortunately, the story is so muddled throughout that it's hard to actually get anything out of it other than frustration.

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6.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends #1

Aug 29, 2018

Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends is a surprisingly enjoyable comic, given the disappointment of 3 of the 4 mini-series leading into it.

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4.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1

May 9, 2018

The chemistry is odd, the story is fairly bland, and it's all around an uninteresting book.

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6.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #2

Jun 13, 2018

All-in-all, it's a fine book that you won't be mad you spent time reading, but don't expect anything too spectacular.

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4.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #3

Jul 11, 2018

Simply put: Adamantium Agenda is the weakest entry in the Hunt for Wolverine saga, and it's not even close.

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4.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #4

Aug 8, 2018

All in all, a boring conclusion and even more boring book.

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6.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Claws Of A Killer #2

Jun 20, 2018

"Claws of a Killer" attempts to blend action, horror, and mystery elements in a comic about a search for Wolverine. Surprisingly, it does a pretty good job.

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4.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Claws Of A Killer #3

Jul 18, 2018

This mix of X-Men and zombies had a solid start, but issue #3 marked a steep decline for the miniseries.

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2.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Claws Of A Killer #4

Aug 15, 2018

Worst of all, unlike the other "Hunt for Wolverine" series, Claws of a Killer concludes with an utterly anti-climactic ending, making you feel like you've seriously wasted your time over the last four issues.

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8.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1

May 2, 2018

It's a shame that such a good great cast of characters is being wasted in a Wolverine-centric event.

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8.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #2

Jun 6, 2018

This second issue proves what I noted after Weapon Lost #1: this is far and away the best of the Hunt for Wolverine series of minis.

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8.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3

Jul 4, 2018

With a couple of great twists and callbacks to Marvel Comics of old, this issue is high on my pull list this week.

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8.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #4

Aug 1, 2018

It would be really nice to see these four get together in another book down the line, because Soule knew the exact way to balance the group, and it worked on nearly every level.

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8.0
Iceman (2017) #11

Mar 7, 2018

It's honestly a brilliant way to show people, both young and old, that being yourself is the best thing that you could possibly be. Share this comic with other people.

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10
Immortal Hulk #9

Nov 21, 2018

I like a lot of Marvel Comics that are being written right now, but none of them are as good as this one. Long live the Immortal Hulk.

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10
Immortal Hulk #10

Dec 5, 2018

The issue's ending takes everything back up to an 11, promising that Marvel's best current series is only going to get better.

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8.0
Immortal Hulk #11

Jan 2, 2019

The artistry of Immortal Hulk knows no bounds, as this issue, like each one before it, is filled with beautiful pages.

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10
Immortal Hulk #12

Jan 23, 2019

This series is impossibly well-crafted.

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6.0
Immortal Hulk #13

Feb 6, 2019

It's not that anything is bad, but the arc's conclusion comes to a fairly muddled and confusing conclusion.

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4.0
John Wick #2

Apr 18, 2018

Somehow, everything great about the first 12 pages completely disappears when John steps outside. The story is convoluted, the lines are messy, the art comes across as incredibly lazy -- it's a vastly different comic.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2017) #24

Feb 14, 2018

All around a decent read, and it sets the team up for a potentially exciting story in #25.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #25

Feb 28, 2018

JLA could quickly become one of DC's best series if this story continues.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #26

Mar 14, 2018

Justice League of America continues a solid run with #26, though this issue does feel a little average compared to the last.

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4.0
Justice League of America (2017) #27

Mar 28, 2018

Unfortunately, the book tries too hard to do something new that it loses itself on multiple occasions, becoming the same, over-ambitious comic story that we've seen time and time again.

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4.0
Justice League of America (2017) #28

Apr 11, 2018

This book does succeed in moving the JLA story along; too bad the story itself isn't very interesting.

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6.0
Justice League of America (2017) #29

Apr 25, 2018

The ending leaves you feeling like you grew with these characters and read something enjoyable, even though most of what lead to that point was pretty bland.

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2.0
Kong on the Planet of the Apes #6

Apr 18, 2018

Talk about a weird way to end a story. I'll keep this short and simple: Things get weird and confusing very quickly.

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8.0
Low #22

May 15, 2019

Low has been and remains a beautiful book to read. The premise of the story is old, but the way Remender tells it is brand new, breathing new life into the sci-fi/fantasy genres.

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10
Luke Cage (2017) #170

Feb 21, 2018

This issue acts not only as a love letter to Cage's legacy, but to the joys of parenthood.

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8.0
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

Mar 13, 2019

All said, this is a great debut for the first post-Willow Kamala Khan series. The names of Kamala and Wilson will forever be intertwined, but Ahmed proves in this book that he's got plenty of story to tell, keeping our attention with the greatest of ease.

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8.0
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2

Apr 17, 2019

What Kamala Khan needs is more exciting and innovative sagas to call her own, adventures that highlight her strengths and abilities and continue to set her apart from the other heroes. That's exactly what Ahmed is doing here, and it's a ton of fun to read.

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10
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #3

May 29, 2019

Saladin Ahmed has a gift when it comes to writing narration. Don't get me wrong, he's a great writer all-around, but the choice to have Kamala's mother narrate her story in this issue provides such a beautiful and gut-wrenching juxtaposition to what's actually happening on the page.

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10
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #4

Jun 26, 2019

With a great new side character in the mix, Magnificent Ms. Marvel is only getting better.

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10
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #6

Aug 21, 2019

This series is truly magnificent and there's just no other way to put it.

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8.0
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #7

Sep 18, 2019

Ahmed and Vazquez continue to churn out a wicked fun Ms. Marvel adventure with this latest issue.

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6.0
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #8

Oct 9, 2019

Even while the story is lacking just a tad, it's still a pretty fun read, better than most of what you'll find on shelves at the moment.

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8.0
Manifest Destiny #34

Mar 28, 2018

This issue may not feel like classic Manifest Destiny, and the book has certainly been more exciting in the past, but this take on a thrilling political coup is a great installment nonetheless.

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10
Manifest Destiny #35

May 23, 2018

This is one of the best issues of an already stellar comic, worth picking up and reading even if you haven't read any of the prior installments.

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10
Marvel Rising: Alpha #1

Jun 13, 2018

Marvel Rising is much more than just a fun action series, and you should get on board as soon as possible.

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6.0
Marvel Team-Up (2019) #2

May 1, 2019

Kamala Khan just has way bigger things in the works to make this feel like it's any kind of important. Still, you could do a lot worse.

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6.0
Marvel Team-Up (2019) #3

Jun 5, 2019

The narrative of Marvel Team-Up throughout its three issues has been lacking, to say the least.

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10
MCMLXXV #1

Sep 12, 2018

I'm interested to see where it goes from here, and how quickly readers gravitate towards it, but this series has the potential to be the next truly great book from Image.

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10
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1

Dec 12, 2018

The title may not have a big, attention-grabbing descriptor attached to the front like other Spider-Man comics have in the past, but that's OK, because words like "amazing" and "spectacular" wouldn't really do it justice.

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8.0
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #2

Jan 9, 2019

As promised, this book focuses on a much more "Brooklyn-level" villain and story, which is a perfect direction for Miles now that he's the focus of millions of fans around the globe.

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8.0
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #3

Feb 20, 2019

For the first few pages of this issue, Captain America seems like a totally unnecessary companion for Miles and his story. However, once the duo clicks, things get real good, real fast.

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8.0
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #4

Mar 20, 2019

This issue is more of a one-off story, but that's OK with a book like this.

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10
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #5

Apr 17, 2019

I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again: Saladin Ahmed is a perfect fit for Mile Morales. His take on the character has all of the charm and innocence that we've come to love with Miles, but with added layers of anxiety and responsibility that you'd expect with a high school kid.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #38

Feb 7, 2018

Nightwing #9 has a great direction. The story knows exactly where it wants to go and what it wants to be. Unfortunately, it doesn't always know the best way to get there.

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10
Nightwing (2016) #39

Feb 21, 2018

Many Nightwing comics don't get the true investigative nature of the character correct, but this one does just that. There should be an exciting finale to this storyline in issue #40.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #40

Mar 7, 2018

Despite an exciting premise, intriguing villain, and flashes of absolute brilliance, this confusion keeps Sam Humphries from ever taking Dick Grayson to the next level.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #41

Mar 21, 2018

Orlando knocked the dialogue out of the park (as he often does), the art and colors (by Chang, Campbell, and Maiolo) were gorgeous, and the twists mostly found a way to tell further Nightwing's legacy without relying on the tropes of Batman.

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4.0
Nightwing (2016) #42

Apr 4, 2018

After concluding a major story arc last month, Nightwing #42 is a one-off issue with a completely new creative team -- and it's not that great.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #43

Apr 18, 2018

This is one of the rare cases where I wish a one-off comic story would get the chance to expand. I think there's a lot of good to work with here.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #44

May 2, 2018

When you pair all of that with a couple spots of absurdly lazy art like three consecutive panels without a single detail change, Nightwing #44 is a bit of a disappointment. It's a fun story, so I'm hoping that changes with the next installment.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #45

Jun 6, 2018

Overall, Nightwing #45 is a solid improvement on its predecessor. The arc took a weird and not-so-exciting turn at the end of issue #44, but the story quickly rebounds into something much more tantalizing at the start of this issue.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #46

Jul 4, 2018

Nightwing #46 told a solid story, continuing the cautionary tale of our addiction to technology.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #47

Aug 1, 2018

Like the entire arc as a whole, this finale issue of Nightwing has its ups and downs. Some bits are intense and an engaging, while others fall totally flat.

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10
Nightwing (2016) #48

Sep 5, 2018

If this keeps up, Nightwing will easily become one of the top books on the shelves for DC.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #49

Sep 19, 2018

Like the previous issue, this story surrounding an insane motorcycle race is incredibly captivating, and the ridiculous premise allows for the art to take a lot of fun, creative directions.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #59

Apr 17, 2019

This is a solid art style for a Nightwing series; it's gritty, jagged, and somewhat rough, but that matches the style of Grayson's narrative.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) Annual #1

Aug 29, 2018

Subtlety is completely lost on this issue, and the series as a whole. The analogies and metaphors about the digital age, the corruption of media, and our reliance on technology are completely over the top and in your face.

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6.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #35

Feb 14, 2018

Logan might be the titular character of the issue, but, as it often seems with any book featuring the aging hero, he's one of the weaker parts of the story.

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4.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #36

Mar 14, 2018

Like most first issues of a new story arc, Old Man Logan #36 was a bit on the boring side, using most of the book to set up what's to come. That's expected, so it gets a bit of a pass. What doesn't get a break however, is the idea to try and make a Wolverine story into a political noir.

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4.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #37

Mar 28, 2018

If you want to spend 15 minutes reading a more-boring version of Captain America: The Winter Soldier without any of the action, characters, or storylines, maybe Old Man Logan #37 is the right comic for you.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #38

Apr 11, 2018

Old Man Logan is quickly becoming the poster child for the phrase "Quit while you're ahead."

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6.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #39

May 9, 2018

Starting off a new run, Old Man Logan #39 finally gets back to the character's roots with the X-Men, at least a little bit.

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6.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #40

May 23, 2018

There's nothing particularly incredible about the issue, and it is a little too on the nose from time to time, but overall it is a pretty solid addition to a series that's gone through quite a few hiccups.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #41

Jun 13, 2018

This is nothing more than a roller coaster ride with two of Marvel's more ridiculous personalities, and it's an enormously run read because of that.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #42

Jun 27, 2018

Sadly, it looks like the book may be regressing to the mean now that this is over.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #43

Jul 11, 2018

Brisson was taking the story back to another game of cat and mouse with Bullseye, which didn't go over too well the first time around. However, this new chapter of that saga moves much more quickly than its predecessor. Bullseye is painted as a much more manic version of himself, which is a nice change of pace, and Logan is joined by an ally that anyone who read Bullseye's limited solo series has been hoping to see again.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #44

Jul 25, 2018

This violent, cat-and-mouse type of story is perfect for OML as a character, and Bullseye finally seems to be utilized correctly.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #45

Aug 8, 2018

Issue #45 is the conclusion of Logan's second bout with Bullseye, and it is an absolute page-turner of a tale.

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6.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #46

Aug 22, 2018

For fans of the character, or of Alpha Flight, this issue has some merit, but don't expect anything too overly exciting.

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4.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #47

Sep 12, 2018

While there have been flashes of a great series in recent arcs, Old Man Logan stopped being an Old Man Logan comic quite a while ago. Instead this has become a journey through the past of Wolverine, which isn't exactly what this book was supposed to be.

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6.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #48

Sep 26, 2018

Brisson's time on the book has brought the good, the bad, and the ugly that the series has to offer, and this issue lands somewhere in the middle.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #49

Oct 17, 2018

Surprisingly, Old Man Logan #49 actually has glimpses of the retrospective story that made the character a hit in the first place.

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6.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #50

Oct 31, 2018

Regardless of what happened in earlier issues, this serves as a pretty good finale for Old Man Logan, wrapping up his story in the sort of tragic, symbolic beauty that the character deserves.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) Annual #1

Sep 5, 2018

Those who have craved a true Old Man Logan story will undoubtedly be pleased with the annual.

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6.0
Old Man Quill #4

Apr 17, 2019

All said, if you like Peter Quill as a character, this book has earned your attention.

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4.0
Old Man Quill #5

May 15, 2019

Old Man Quill is the definition of an average comic, from start to finish.

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4.0
Old Man Quill #6

Jun 5, 2019

It's not horrible by any stretch, just not exactly good either.

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6.0
Old Man Quill #7

Jul 3, 2019

I'm actually excited to see what happens next, which is I believe a first for me with Old Man Quill.

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4.0
Old Man Quill #8

Aug 7, 2019

The previous issue ended with such an exciting tease that I thought there was no way this comic could be boring again. Despite the loads of action packed into these pages, I was totally wrong.

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4.0
Old Man Quill #9

Sep 4, 2019

There are a few action sequences throughout this book that are actually pretty stunning to look at, but there's hardly anything attached to these books worth holding on to.

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4.0
Old Man Quill #10

Oct 2, 2019

Old Man Quill continues its slow crawl to the finish.

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4.0
Optimus Prime #17

Apr 18, 2018

The biggest issue facing Optimus Prime is the fact that there is just too much to balance here.

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10
Redneck #11

Mar 28, 2018

This is undoubtedly the most important issue of Redneck's brief, yet exciting history.

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8.0
Redneck #12

Apr 25, 2018

Despite being a little less intense than the previous issue, Redneck #12 is still a great installment to the series, which is heading in a potentially fascinating new direction.

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8.0
Redneck #13

Jul 25, 2018

However, even in a set-up issue like this, the series finds a way to add even more layers to the characters you already love, and delivers a brilliant final page that leaves you craving next month's edition.

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10
Redneck #14

Aug 22, 2018

Just like each of the 13 issues that have come before, this month's Redneck feels like the most genuine and well-written work in Cates' current library, and that's saying a lot.

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8.0
Redneck #15

Sep 26, 2018

If you've been reading Redneck from the beginning, you surely won't be disappointed.

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8.0
Redneck #16

Oct 24, 2018

Redneck #16 is one of the more profound issues of the entire series, allowing for the smaller, more intimate relationships in the family to shine through.

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10
Redneck #17

Nov 28, 2018

It's profound and beautiful in more ways than one, and reminds you just how important family can be.

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10
Redneck #18

Jan 2, 2019

As much joy as the previous issue of Redneck brought readers, this one is an absolute gut punch.

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10
Redneck #19

Apr 24, 2019

You'd have to go out of your way to not care about these characters, and the new direction that their story takes in this issue is one that will get you even more excited for what's to come.

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10
Redneck #20

May 22, 2019

Twenty issues in, Redneck remains a brilliantly executed and paced series that deserves much more attention than we're giving it.

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10
Redneck #21

Jun 26, 2019

Redneck continues to be an emotional, gruesome, insane journey through 21 issues. Somehow, someway, this book has never once let its foot off the gas pedal.

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10
Redneck #23

Sep 4, 2019

There are a couple of sweet, intimate conversations in this issue that take place in the middle of potential world-ending chaos and they will probably leave you a little choked up. Redneck seriously has it all.

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10
Redneck #24

Oct 9, 2019

This issue is as excellent as any we've seen in the past and the future for the series has never been brighter.

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10
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1

Jun 20, 2018

Who knew that one of the most profound statements about the duality of life would come in a Regular Show comic book? I certainly didn't, but I'm immensely glad that I read it. You should too.

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10
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #2

Jul 25, 2018

Even for someone who has never seen an episode of Regular Show, this series will hook you in your soul and never let you go. Just go read it.

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10
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #3

Aug 22, 2018

This book finds ways to explore the fears of getting older, and the difficulties of letting go of your past. Fortunately, for fans of the actual show, the comic doesn't miss a beat and looks like it was pulled straight from the screen and put on the page.

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10
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #4

Sep 26, 2018

Aging and life-changing events are difficult things to accept and experience, but this comic charges into that terrifying abyss with an incredible amount of bravery and transparency.

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8.0
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #5

Oct 24, 2018

Taking an outside look at our fears is a great way to reminds ourselves that we chose to surround ourselves with specific people for a reason, and this issue does a wonderful job of doing just that.

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10
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #6

Nov 28, 2018

It was a joy and honor to review Regular Show: 25 Years Later over the past few months. Not only was it fun, but it also helped me reflect on some of my biggest fears. At the end of the day, what more can you ask of a great comic? Please read this book if you haven't already. I promise you'll be better for it

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6.0
Return of Wolverine #1

Sep 19, 2018

There will certainly be a point to this series by the time it's said and done, I'm sure, but this first issue doesn't do anything to convince me that it will be worth the money or time spent on this event.

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8.0
Ringside #15

Apr 4, 2018

Ringside #15 brings an end to the introspective wrestling series, wrapping the whole story in a poignant and emotional bow as it bids goodbye to the characters.

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6.0
Rocko's Modern Life #3

Feb 14, 2018

Ultimately, if you consider yourself a die-hard fan of Rocko's Modern Life, this is a must-read. If not, you won't be missing a whole lot if you leave it on the shelf.

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8.0
Rocko's Modern Life #4

Mar 14, 2018

While it looks on the surface like just another licensed comic trying to make profit on a popular cartoon of the past, Rocko's Modern Life has actually become a really fun addition to the BOOM lineup every month.

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2.0
Rugrats #6

Mar 28, 2018

From top to bottom, this comic feels like an utter waste of time.

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2.0
Rugrats #7

Apr 25, 2018

Episodes of Rugrats are $1.99 online. Go buy one of those instead.

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6.0
Secret Warps: Ghost Panther Annual #1

Jul 17, 2019

If you're a fan of the Ghost Rider or Black Panther mythos, this is definitely worth your while.

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8.0
Secret Warps: Soldier Supreme Annual #1

Jul 3, 2019

This is just a fun and exciting comic, plain and simple.

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6.0
Shanghai Red #2

Jul 25, 2018

While this issue may not have been a homerun, Shanghai Red is still a solid comic, and will likely return with an even better installment next month.

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8.0
Shanghai Red #3

Aug 22, 2018

Shanghai Red is a revenge thriller unlike any other on the shelves, and its biggest strength, by a long shot, is the creation of its characters.

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8.0
Shuri (2018) #2

Nov 21, 2018

Shuri isn't an incredible comic by any stretch of the imagination, but it's still a very enjoyable companion series to Black Panther.

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4.0
Shuri (2018) #3

Dec 19, 2018

Things become increasingly hard to follow as the issue goes on, leading to a climax that's more confusing than enjoyable.

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6.0
Shuri (2018) #4

Jan 23, 2019

This book has plenty of great pieces, but a seriously difficult time bringing them all together to make something great.

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2.0
Shuri (2018) #5

Feb 20, 2019

This book lost its way a long time ago, and it seems as though less and less effort is given as time passes.

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8.0
Sideways #1

Feb 14, 2018

All-in-all, this first issue is a solid introduction for the character, providing a fun read for comic nerds and newcomers alike.

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10
Sideways #2

Mar 14, 2018

Everything with Sideways feels very intentional, and it's clear that the creative team is giving their all to this kid. You should too. It's time to jump on the Sideways hype train.

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8.0
Sideways #3

Apr 11, 2018

What's even better is that the art matches the quick and exciting personality of the character, making for an adventurous read for anyone who buys it.

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6.0
Sideways #4

May 9, 2018

In Sideways #4, the story finally starts to get stale, as the main character finds himself in a bit of a loop.

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10
Sideways #5

Jun 13, 2018

This is the best issue of Sideways to date, and, if it's a sign of what's to come, the series is only going to continue getting better.

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10
Sideways #6

Jul 11, 2018

If you're not reading Sideways, you need to start, because it's really taking off.

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8.0
Sideways #7

Aug 8, 2018

All in all, another solid issue of Sideways, which remains one of DC's best new titles.

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8.0
Sideways #8

Sep 12, 2018

Sideways #8 would be incredibly confusing for a first-time reader, but for those that have been reading since issue #1, this series is only getting more enjoyable.

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6.0
Sideways #9

Oct 17, 2018

What has made Sideways such a great series over the course of its run is its focus on a genuinely relatable, likable lead. Unfortunately, this issue puts so much more focus on the strange world around him, making Sideways the the B-story of the book, despite all of the intriguing things happening in his life.

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8.0
Sideways #10

Nov 21, 2018

Equal parts action and character, this is what Sideways should always be.

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8.0
Sideways #11

Dec 12, 2018

This isn't the most charming or exciting issue of Sideways we've seen so far, but it might be the most complete and it definitely provides the clearest picture of what this creative team is going for.

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10
Sideways #12

Jan 23, 2019

Sideways remains a solid superhero series, plain and simple.

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10
Sideways #13

Feb 27, 2019

Sideways has been a mostly wonderful comic from start to finish.

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6.0
Superior Spider-Man (2018) #2

Jan 23, 2019

Certainly an improvement on the first issue of this new series, mainly because there was a lot less inner-monologuing from Otto.

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6.0
Superior Spider-Man (2018) #4

Mar 27, 2019

It's still got a little way to go, and the art could use something to set itself apart from every other book on the shelves, but this issue isn't all that bad.

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4.0
Superior Spider-Man (2018) #5

Apr 24, 2019

Five issues in, I'm still having trouble finding a reason to be invested in Superior Spider-Man.

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6.0
Superior Spider-Man (2018) #6

May 29, 2019

This has been a chore to read at times, but Otto's turn as a hero is finally starting to grow on me.

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4.0
Tangled (2018) #1

Feb 21, 2018

If you've got a child who loves Tangled, and they're trying to get more into reading, this comic is exactly what they need. Otherwise, there's no real reason to pick this up.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #17

Feb 28, 2018

The part of this comic that focuses on the rest of the Teen Titans is your average, run-of-the-mill DC team up book. Things get a little more interesting, however, when Beast Boy is flying solo.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #18

Mar 28, 2018

This issue is definitely one of the stronger installments in the Teen Titans series.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #19

Apr 25, 2018

Overall, it's a good ending to a good series.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016) #20

Jul 25, 2018

It's obvious that this arc is meant to give the Teen Titans a criminally dark side, but that notion doesn't feel at all necessary, if not completely forced.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #21

Aug 22, 2018

I'm still not totally sold on this dark, dreary turn for the Teen Titans, especially the abysmally angry Robin, but the light and humorous monologue from the group's most out of place member provided a wonderful balance to the entire issue.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #22

Sep 19, 2018

I haven't exactly loved this new iteration of the Teen Titans, but this issue stands out as the best of the bunch so far.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016) #23

Oct 17, 2018

This new Teen Titans run has already proven to be an inconsistent affair, especially when it comes to the way the teenagers themselves are written.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016): Special #1

Jun 27, 2018

Writer Adam Glass and artist Robson Rocha clearly have a darker vision in mind for these kids, and Rocha's art shines throughout the entire issue, giving life to these new stories.

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6.0
Teen Titans Go! #26

Feb 21, 2018

All in all, TTG #26 is fun, but not the characters at their best.

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6.0
Teen Titans Go! #27

Apr 18, 2018

If I could rate these individually I'd give Part 1 a 5/5, and Part 2 a 2/5. But it doesn't really work that way, so I'm going to meet somewhere in the middle for the book as a whole.

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8.0
Teen Titans Go! #28

Jun 20, 2018

It's a beautiful metaphor of how culture shifts, both for better and for worse.

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8.0
Teen Titans Go! #29

Aug 15, 2018

The self-awareness shines through the "dookie jokes," the Teen Titans deliver another entertaining issue, at least for those who enjoy the franchise.

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6.0
Teen Titans Go! #30

Sep 19, 2018

If you enjoy anything TTG related, you'll definitely love this book, and this issue.

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6.0
Teen Titans Go! #31

Nov 21, 2018

The stories are whimsical and hilarious if you're into their sense of humor, but if you're looking for a more serious and action-heavy superhero story, this book isn't for you.

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8.0
Teen Titans Go! #32

Jan 23, 2019

This is one of the better TTG issues I've read in quite a while, particularly the the first story.

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10
Thanos (2016) #16

Feb 28, 2018

This book is crazy in every sense of the word, and it's worth much more than the price of admission.

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10
Thanos (2016) #17

Mar 21, 2018

Think about putting the brutal violence of Mad Max: Fury Road into the world of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy movies. That's the playground where Thanos resides. This is the definition of heavy metal.

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10
Thanos (2016) #18

Apr 11, 2018

Thanos #18 is both a blessing and a curse. It's another great issue in an already stellar run of a wild story. What's a little disappointing is that this is the last issue of the series.

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10
Thanos (2016) Annual #1

Apr 25, 2018

As far as annuals go, Thanos wins.

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8.0
Thanos (2016): Legacy #1

Sep 5, 2018

It's an insightful look into the mind of the Mad Titan, and it definitely gets you excited for what's to come with the storyline going forward, especially given the massive cliffhanger at the end.

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10
The Best Defense: Namor #1

Dec 5, 2018

Zdarsky writes the hell out of Namor, who is about as damaged, serious, and complicated as you can get in the Marvel universe. He does so with a precision and depth that is slightly unexpected, but completely refreshing when dealing with a character that has often been underutilized.

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8.0
The Best Defense: Doctor Strange #1

Dec 12, 2018

It's a wonderful exploration of the character that only adds to his current (wonderful) canon. Plus, it has me genuinely interested in the new Defenders series. So, mission accomplished.

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6.0
The Curse of Brimstone #1

Apr 4, 2018

Overall, Curse of Brimstone #1 can be a fun read, but you won't remember much about the book 10 minutes after you put it down.

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6.0
The Curse of Brimstone #2

May 2, 2018

Despite its short comings, Curse of Brimstone showed some real improvement, and there is potential for this to grow into a great book. Whether it does so or not remains to be seen.

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4.0
The Curse of Brimstone #3

Jun 6, 2018

There is promise to be had in this saga, but Brimstone goes off the rails too often to keep anyone interested for very long.

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6.0
The Curse of Brimstone #4

Jul 4, 2018

The story still has a lot of growing to do, but this installment was a great step on the road to becoming something much better.

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4.0
The Curse of Brimstone #6

Sep 5, 2018

Last issue provided some hope for this series, but this installment went a long way toward squashing it.

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4.0
The Curse of Brimstone #7

Oct 3, 2018

As Brimstone dives deeper and deeper into its mythos, it gets more and more difficult to care about the story.

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4.0
The Curse of Brimstone #8

Nov 7, 2018

This is a fun book to look at, don't expect the same level of entertainment from the story itself.

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10
The Goon (2019) #1

Mar 20, 2019

The Goon is an absolute blast from start to finish, whether you read any of the original series or not.

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6.0
The Walking Dead #185

Nov 7, 2018

We don't need an entire subplot of a teenager complaining about not having sex. It feels fake and forced, and does nothing but distract from the actual meat of the book. In other words: Kirkman needs to do a better job of trimming the fat.

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8.0
The Walking Dead #189

Mar 6, 2019

#189 is a quick, well-written issue that proves Kirkman is at his best when Rick Grimes is the center of attention.

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8.0
Thief of Thieves #39

Aug 1, 2018

Conrad's return may have taken a long time, but it was well worth the wait.

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4.0
Tony Stark: Iron Man #9

Mar 13, 2019

More than any Avengers book out there, Tony Stark's solo adventure begs the question: is Iron Man still interesting?

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4.0
Transformers vs. The Visionaries #5

May 2, 2018

It's easy on the eyes, but a total mess nonetheless.

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4.0
Transformers: Lost Light #16

Mar 14, 2018

This book will only appeal to hardcore fans of the franchise, and even then, most will find it overwhelmingly boring.

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2.0
Uncle Scrooge (2015) #34

Apr 18, 2018

The story is slightly less boring than the presentation, but only just. It's a struggle to get through this book.

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4.0
Venom (2016) #165

Apr 25, 2018

Venom #165 is the final issue of this story, and it feels like it all came to an end very abruptly. The problem is, I can't tell if that's a good or a bad thing.

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10
Venom (2018) #1

May 9, 2018

This first issue peels back the curtain on the Symbiotes, letting the readers know that there is so much more to the history of this race on Earth than we ever knew, all while setting the stage for a Lovecraftian mystery that one would never expect in a Venom series, but is more than a welcomed change of pace.

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10
Venom (2018) #2

Jun 13, 2018

This book is wild as hell and I love every second of it.

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10
Venom (2018) #3

Jun 27, 2018

Stegman and Cates continue to present a perfect balance, as Venom is one of the most all-around complete works Marvel is publishing.

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10
Venom (2018) #4

Jul 25, 2018

This issue of Venom rewrites, and in some cases reveals, the entire history of Symbiotes. That sounds incredibly boring, but it's not. In fact, it's utterly fascinating.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #5

Aug 22, 2018

Venom #5 is another solid entry for Cates and Stegman, though I will admit that it slowed the story down just a tad.

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10
Venom (2018) #6

Sep 19, 2018

This Venom series is one of Marvel's best current comics.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #7

Oct 10, 2018

Venom #7 does a fantastic job of following the agonizing cliffhanger in #6 with an issue chock-full of information.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #8

Nov 14, 2018

This short "side-story" period of Venom is honestly a little frustrating, even though it remains solid in its overall quality.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #9

Dec 5, 2018

Things are a bit downhill from there as the issue continues, but it's still a strong entry in a very strong book, and it's certainly worth the read.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #10

Jan 16, 2019

Aside from all the doom and gloom, it is so wonderful and refreshing to see Stegman back penciling Venom on a regular basis. No one can illustrate this story quite like he can.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #11

Feb 20, 2019

It's still one hell of a ride each and every week, and the final twist in this issue is sure to spice things up even more.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #12

Mar 20, 2019

Cates' Venom run started with action and heavy set pieces, then dove into some more emotional, internal struggles for Eddie and his Symbiote. That was a wise way to get us all invested, but that doesn't mean this slower, in-depth arc is any less fascinating.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #13

Apr 24, 2019

Really solid outing that does make me want to dive into the rest of War of the Realms.

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6.0
Venom (2018) #14

May 22, 2019

The story is fun at times, but it's the artistry of these two that keeps it engaging throughout.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #15

Jun 12, 2019

It's a solid conclusion to this mini arc, and Bunn and his team have done a solid job, but I'm ready for the reigns to be handed back to the usual Venom squad.

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10
Venom (2018) #16

Jul 10, 2019

The fact that Cates has gotten Eddie to a point that the internal battles within his soul are more compelling without his other involved goes to show you how special this book really is. I can't wait to see what's next.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #17

Aug 28, 2019

With great pacing and some really wonderful-looking pages, Venom remains a great read, made even greater by the event it's tying in to.

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8.0
Venom (2018) #18

Sep 11, 2019

This may just be a small part of a much grander story, but it's a wonderful and somehow touching piece of the journey.

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6.0
Venom (2018) Annual #1

Oct 17, 2018

For as good as the Venom series has been under Cates' leadership, this annual was sort of anticlimactic.

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2.0
Venom: First Host #1

Aug 29, 2018

There are two Venom comics coming from Marvel this week, and only one is worth your money. This one isn't it.

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2.0
Venom: First Host #2

Sep 5, 2018

Hopefully it gets better as it nears the conclusion, but I'm not exactly counting on it.

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2.0
Venom: First Host #3

Sep 12, 2018

It's just a bad comic all around.

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2.0
Venom: First Host #5

Sep 26, 2018

Venom First Host ends exactly in the exact same way as it started: a complete and utter mess.

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4.0
Venomized #5

May 2, 2018

Honestly, Venomized would have been a lot better if the dialogue was removed entirely and you could just look at the pictures.

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8.0
War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The War Avengers #1

May 15, 2019

I'm truly shocked by how fun this book is. The mix of characters is absolutely perfect, and the overall tale is worth reading.

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8.0
Weapon H #1

Mar 21, 2018

The debut of Weapon H provides quite the conundrum. While many comics, movies, TV shows, etc. suffer from being a great idea with poor execution, Weapon H is exactly the opposite.

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10
Weapon H #2

Apr 18, 2018

Weapon H is weird, wild, and wonderful all at the same time, making for one of the most fun comics you'll read this month.

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8.0
Weapon H #3

May 16, 2018

After three issues, Weapon H continues to be one of the most enjoyably comics on the shelf.

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10
Weapon H #4

Jun 20, 2018

Weapon H is an unexpected sensation of a comic, and you need to get on board.

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8.0
Weapon H #5

Jul 18, 2018

This is probably the weakest issue of Weapon H to date, but it still remains one of Marvel's better books this week.

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6.0
Weapon H #6

Aug 15, 2018

There's just nothing really worth remembering once you put it down.

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8.0
Weapon H #7

Sep 12, 2018

Despite the changes in style and substance, Weapon H remains one of the more intriguing Marvel titles on the shelf.

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8.0
Weapon H #8

Oct 3, 2018

The new setting and new characters work beautifully in contrast with Weapon H, and the inclusion of the lead character's family continue to make his motives feel grounded and authentic.

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6.0
Weapon H #9

Oct 17, 2018

Weapon H continues its streak of weird decisions and story turns, but the new direction in this issue actually seems to be for the better.

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8.0
Weapon H #10

Nov 21, 2018

Weapon H embraces Weirdworld in the best ways, without losing the charm and heart that made this comic great in the first place.

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4.0
Weapon H #11

Dec 19, 2018

I've been a massive fan of Weapon H from the very beginning, and I don't want to say that the book is starting to lose its way, but it is starting to feel like exactly that.

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8.0
Weapon H #12

Jan 30, 2019

This is a pretty ridiculous, enjoyable ride.

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6.0
Web Of Venom: Venom Unleashed #1

Jan 9, 2019

If you're a Venom fan, you won't be mad about shelling out the cash for this one.

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6.0
Web Of Venom: Carnage Born #1

Nov 21, 2018

Web of Venom: Carnage Born is all about the return of Carnage, and when Cletus Kasady does make his new debut in the final act of the issue, it's fantastic. Leading up to that moment however, the book see-saws between being compelling and just too over-the-top to be enjoyed.

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10
Web Of Venom: Ve'Nam #1

Aug 29, 2018

To put it plainly, Web of Venom: Ve'Nam #1 is a must-read, plain and simple. It's a sci-fi thriller, an action-packed exploration of war, and a twisted slasher all rolled into one.

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6.0
Web Of Venom: Cult of Carnage #1

Apr 10, 2019

It's a well-paced, well-written story with interesting characters that certainly won't bore you at any point. The only issue I've got here is that the art, while solid in a vacuum, doesn't fit the tone of what the book is going for. Still a fun read nonetheless.

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6.0
Wolverine & Captain America: Weapon Plus #1

Jul 10, 2019

This series really seems to have a lot to say, and it's not getting anything lost in the shuffle. If not for the wonky, often misshapen character art, this would be another Weapon H success. Still, much better than anything you'd expect from a book called Weapon Plus.

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6.0
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

Feb 20, 2019

File this under the "no reason for this to exist but better than it has any right to be" tab in your comic collection.

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6.0
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2

Mar 20, 2019

It's not groundbreaking or franchise-altering as the title might suggest, but its a quick and exciting read that's easy to enjoy.

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4.0
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #3

Apr 17, 2019

The story is bland, the art is serviceable, and it really just feels like a flashy idea intended to sell issues on the clout of its characters than actually telling its own tale.

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6.0
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #4

May 22, 2019

This book is far greater than it really has any right to be. It's still not the best thing on the shelf, but there's fun to be had on just about every page.

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6.0
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #5

Jun 19, 2019

I can't explain why this book is so much fun. It really shouldn't be, based on its over-the-top premise and sales-oriented character lineup, but it is.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #61

Jan 2, 2019

This is already shaping up to be one of the better Wonder Woman runs in recent memory, and that's saying something.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #62

Jan 16, 2019

This is an example of how truly great the character can be when someone thoughtful and sincere, with a mind to make real change in the world around them, is given the keys to the kingdom.

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4.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #63

Jan 30, 2019

I was really digging this new Wonder Woman, but things take a turn here, and not for the better.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #64

Feb 13, 2019

Wonder Woman has been up and down with this latest run, but I really dig what Willow and the team are doing here.

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8.0
Young Justice (2019) #1

Jan 9, 2019

Bendis flexes the same muscles he used when creating Miles Morales, and proves that he can still write teenage characters as good as anyone.

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8.0
Young Justice (2019) #2

Feb 6, 2019

Bendis is doing some pretty awesome things with Young Justice.

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6.0
Young Justice (2019) #3

Mar 6, 2019

What the book is lacking in substance this time around, it makes up for in charm and visual flair, keeping you invested in the story to come.

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