Christian Hoffer's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 272
6.1Avg. Review Rating

4.0
Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #4

Feb 28, 2018

While Sebela crafts a compelling story for the Hitman franchise's historically boring protagonist, he's largely let down by Ariel Medel's artwork, which is bland even in action scenes.

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4.0
Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #5

Apr 4, 2018

I appreciate that this comic is trying to bring some nuance into a video game franchise that's always been more about emotionless murder fantasies, but it's still hard for me to care about either 47 or Diana.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #10

Nov 28, 2018

All in all, this is another Amazing Spider-Man issue that should make fans happy.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #16

Feb 14, 2018

Honestly, Renew Your Vows is the best Spider-Book on the stands today; it captures everything that makes Spider-Man great while continuing to push the character forward.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #17

Mar 21, 2018

Houser and Stockman's work together cements Renew Your Vows as the strongest of the Spider-Man books published by Marvel right now.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #18

Apr 18, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows wraps up its latest arc by showing that not every superhuman arc needs to be solved with violence.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #19

May 30, 2018

This is a fun Spider-Man comic, one where the worst misery Spider-Man will experience is an awkward social encounter. Sometimes, it's nice to see Spider-Man not suffer relentlessly.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #20

Jun 20, 2018

Although I'm generally not a fan of Spider-Man clone stories (especially since we have a Spider-Man book dedicated to all of his clones), I do like that Jody Houser is trying something different with this story and its main antagonist.

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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #21

Jul 11, 2018

A disappointing issue, but this comic's generated enough goodwill to see what happens next.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #22

Aug 8, 2018

Scott Koblish's art remains uneven, but Jody Houser's family moments make this comic a must-read for any Spider-Man fan.

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10
American Carnage #1

Nov 21, 2018

American Carnage is a strong start to a story that feels very important, especially in today's world. It feels authentic and comes at a time where we need a hard look at how these movements start.

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4.0
Archie: 1941 #3

Nov 28, 2018

This isn't a bad comic per se, just one that lacks relevance and only exists to exist.

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6.0
Assassin's Creed: Origins #1

Feb 28, 2018

This is a perfectly acceptable adaptation - the pacing and artwork are both a step above usual video game tie-ins -- but fans of the series might want to wait a bit to see if it continues to tread the same ground as the game or if it actually expands on Aya's story further.

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6.0
Assassin's Creed: Origins #2

Apr 11, 2018

I guess if you enjoyed Aya's character and felt that she didn't get enough time to shine in the game, you'll enjoy the comic.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #11

May 2, 2018

I loved Ron Garney and Matt Milla's liberal use of Kirby dots, which gave the fights an extra-normal quality you don't usually see in an X-Men book.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #679

Feb 7, 2018

The creative team of Mark Waid, Jim Zub, Al Ewing, and Pepe Larraz should be commended for creating a storyline that has all the trappings of an old-school Avengers storyline but with a modern day lineup and tone.

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6.0
Barbarella (2017) #6

May 9, 2018

If you enjoy European-style comics or high concept sci-fi, you'll probably like this new Barbarella series.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #25

Oct 24, 2018

This is a great jumping in point for the series and sets up a big return that should make every Batman fan happy.

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4.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #26

Nov 28, 2018

Sadly, this issue is a letdown and serves mostly as a harbinger that Batman Beyond is about to go where plenty of previous Batman/Joker stories have gone before.

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6.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #4

Feb 21, 2018

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #4 injects a mixture of melodrama and poor decision-making into an already Venom-boosted storyline.

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6.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5

Mar 21, 2018

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5 is basically a comic book version of those epic crossovers you had with your action figures when you were a kid. The plots don't always make sense, but it's really cool to see all of your favorite characters interact and fight each other.

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6.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #6

Apr 18, 2018

While I thought Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II's plot was convoluted at times and had inconsistent art, it did deliver a fluffy and fun adventure on par with their first crossover.

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8.0
Battlestar Galactica: Classic #1

Nov 7, 2018

I expect that Battlestar Galactica fans will enjoy this series, along with readers looking for some light sci-fi action.

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6.0
Bedtime Games #1

Jun 27, 2018

This comic will definitely disturb you, which is precisely what it's trying to do.

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6.0
Bedtime Games #3

Aug 22, 2018

Bedtime Games gets creepier and creepier, as the demonic Mr. Bedtime inches closer and closer to the three protagonists of the story.

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4.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #14

Feb 14, 2018

If you're looking to read the adventures of Scarlet Spider in a locale that's not New York, you'll like this issue. Otherwise, take a pass.

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4.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #15

Mar 14, 2018

This issue is a totally superfluous tie-in, necessary only for current readers of the series.

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2.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16

Mar 28, 2018

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider might have just had the worst event tie-in in recent history.

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4.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #17

Apr 11, 2018

This still isn't a very good superhero comic, but I enjoyed Will Sliney's artwork, especially in the first couple of pages as Reilly contemplates the consequences of his (many) poor decisions.

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6.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #18

May 16, 2018

This is probably the first time that Scarlet Spider has really felt like a Spider-Man book, albeit one with two knock-off Spider-Men and a villain who's the midriff-baring progeny of one of Spider-Man's classic villains.

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4.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #19

Jun 6, 2018

Ben Reilly's latest excursion with the supernatural takes an unfortunate turn in the latest issue of Scarlet Spider #19.

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6.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #20

Jun 20, 2018

Scarlet Spider isn't as good as X-Factor, but the book seems to be trending in the right direction.

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2.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #21

Jul 4, 2018

This is the comic equivalent of having sand in your eyes while a ten year old kicks you in the crotch repeatedly. It's a miserable experience.

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4.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #22

Aug 1, 2018

This wasn't a terrible issue, but I feel like this plot would have worked better with X-Factor than two reject Spider-Men.

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6.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #23

Sep 5, 2018

The Scarlet Spider gets really dark. Really, really dark.

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6.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #24

Sep 26, 2018

One of the best written issues of Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider is marred by new series artist Bruno Oliveira's uneven art.

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4.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #25

Oct 10, 2018

I'm not sure if the ambiguous ending is what Reilly fans wanted, but it's probably what the character deserved after such an uneven and frustrating series.

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6.0
Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack #8

Apr 25, 2018

It's just a little odd to see Jack Burton portrayed as a Kurt Russell bobblehead, complete with an oversized head.

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10
Bitter Root #1

Nov 14, 2018

Bitter Root isn't afraid to tackle weighty issues while still having some fun, giving us some new heroes that are much needed in today's world.

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8.0
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #6

Oct 17, 2018

Tomasso and Lemire are like peanut butter and chocolate, a great pairing that should have always been together in the first place.

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2.0
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4

Feb 7, 2018

There's a lot of noise in this issue, but little of substance.

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4.0
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #5

Mar 7, 2018

I may have issues with Tony Isabella's plot in this miniseries, but it's clear that he still understands the core of what makes Black Lightning so great.

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8.0
Black Science #35

May 2, 2018

Moreno Dinisio's coloring work this issue is really a delight, with bright colors that feed into that sense of security that makes the carpet pull at the end of the issue so delightful.

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10
Blackwood #1

May 30, 2018

Blackwood could be a contender for series of the year, and I can't wait to read what happens next.

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8.0
Blackwood #2

Jun 27, 2018

There are a few action scenes that feel a little clunky, but otherwise Blackwood continues to be a must read for Lovecraft and horror fans.

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10
Blackwood #3

Jul 25, 2018

This is the best horror comic of 2018, a must-read for fans of the occult, Lovecraft, or the strange.

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8.0
Blackwood #4

Aug 29, 2018

Evan Dorkin and Veronica Fish's horror miniseries was one of the best comics of 2018, filled with Lovecraftian horror and plenty of creepy despair.

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6.0
Bloodborne #1

Feb 21, 2018

Choppy paneling aside, this is a solid comic and a must-read for those who enjoyed the game.

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8.0
Bloodborne #2

Mar 28, 2018

Bloodborne is the rare video game comic adaptation that actively explores and expands on its source material.

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10
Bloodborne #3

Apr 25, 2018

Bloodborne is a great horror comic, and a book that transcends the material which it's based on and finds a way to truly disturb every issue.

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10
Bloodborne #4

May 30, 2018

Originally, this issue was supposed to be the end of Ales Kot and Piotr Kowalski's story on Bloodborne. But while this issue's end is appropriately vague, I'm glad that we'll get to see more of this world for a while longer.

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6.0
Books of Magic (2018) #1

Oct 24, 2018

It's not that The Books of Magic #1 is a bad comic; it's well-paced, the art is solid -- especially the opening pages that recap the original Gaiman-written series in a medieval tapestry inspired style -- and the dialogue sounds realistic. However, it's painfully unoriginal and takes no risks or chances either in plot or layout.

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6.0
Books of Magic (2018) #2

Nov 28, 2018

Books of Magic #2 is a definite improvement over the first issue. Instead of portraying Tim Hunter as a generic teen seeking to learn magic, now he's a sullen troubled teen that wants to use magic as a cure-all to fix his family.

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8.0
Border Town #4

Dec 5, 2018

Border Town remains a poignant and timely comic, one that serves as both vicious mockery and a hard look at the issues surrounding the U.S. immigration issue.

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4.0
Call of Duty: Zombies 2 #1

Sep 5, 2018

The comic seems to explain why Bruno is fighting zombies on the Titanic (in a video game that hasn't come out yet), but honestly both the art and rather boring plot really makes it hard to care about the character or his past.

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6.0
Copperhead #19

Jun 13, 2018

Copperhead is a pretty good sci-fi comic that's let down by its art style.

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4.0
Cover (2018) #3

Nov 21, 2018

While Mack's art is gorgeous to look at, the comic suffers from a major narrative problem.

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8.0
Damnation: Johnny Blaze - Ghost Rider #1

Mar 28, 2018

This is a fun issue and sets up an interesting new status quo for Ghost Rider, which hopefully lasts past "Damnation".

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #602

May 16, 2018

Charles Soule finds a way to balance city politics with superheroics as Murdock struggles with finding the best course of action to protect his city.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) #603

May 30, 2018

The issue ends on a bit of a weird reveal, but I'm mostly enjoying how Charles Soule and Mike Henderson are finding new ways to test the Man Without Fear.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) #604

Jun 20, 2018

Writer Charles Soule is walking a very thin line right now between crazy awesome and absurdly stupid.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #605

Jul 11, 2018

Charles Soule and Mike Henderson has taken readers on a crazy ride, one filled with demons, warrior priests with jetpacks and plenty of strange twists and turns. On one level, I don't know if all of the zaniness is the best fit for a grounded hero like Daredevil, but honestly it was fun to see what insane stuff would happen this issue.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #606

Aug 8, 2018

It really feels like a soft reset for the series, a reminder that Daredevil functions best when fighting mobsters and dealing with street level problems.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #607

Aug 22, 2018

Sure, the issue's only truly tense moment is when a dog gets held hostage at gunpoint, but Soule keeps the humor level somewhere between bemusing and pure slapstick, and it really works.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) #608

Sep 12, 2018

Whether this turns out to be a successful direction remains to be seen, but this remains an enjoyable and intriguing comic to read on a monthly basis.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #609

Oct 17, 2018

There's a frantic feel to this issue, as if Matt knows that his time is running out. And while there's sure to be a twist to the whole "Death of Daredevil" arc, Soule and Noto manage to make this comic feel like the end might actually be coming soon.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #610

Oct 31, 2018

This is some of Soule's strongest work yet, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) #611

Nov 14, 2018

I was disappointed by how the issue glossed over so much of the history between Daredevil and some of his opponents -- if this truly is Daredevil's end, then a few of these characters deserve more than a passing mention and a line of dialogue. Still, the creative team of Soule and Noto are continuing the build a sense of finality, as Daredevil seems to be running out of options and places to hide.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #612

Nov 28, 2018

In the end, Daredevil feels most at home in a courtroom and, more broadly, in New York, and Soule found a way to put Daredevil back in both.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) Annual #1

Aug 29, 2018

All in all, this is a fun but probably not necessary superhero one-shot.

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2.0
Dark Souls: The Age of Fire #1

May 23, 2018

Almost every panel looks out of focus and blurry, like a piece of runny watercolor art. It's noticeably terrible, and a worrisome sign about how seriously Titan Comics is taking the franchise.

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8.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Deathstroke/Yogi Bear #1

Oct 31, 2018

This is a weird comic, but in the best possible way.

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4.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Black Lightning/Hong Kong PHOOEY Special #1

May 30, 2018

The story's a bit of a mess too, but the comic might have been salvageable with a less mottled color job.

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8.0
Death of Love #3

Apr 18, 2018

This is a comically ultra-violent comic, but one that also uses extra-normal circumstances to examine the toxic effects we can have on our lives.

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10
Die #1

Dec 5, 2018

Die lures you in and sinks its hooks into you, leaving you wanting more and, in essence, turning you into the very thing it warns against.

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6.0
Doomsday Clock #7

Sep 26, 2018

If you can ignore all the noise involving the Superman theory, and the JSA, and the Legion, this is one of the stronger issues to date.

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6.0
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #1

Apr 25, 2018

If you need a comic to scratch your fantasy itch, you'll enjoy Evil at Baldur's Fate. It's a safe and fun comic, a fantasy story created by a Dungeon Master for players just looking for some simple escapism that doesn't really challenge any well-worn tropes.

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6.0
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #3

Jul 25, 2018

The only downside to this issue is Harvey Tolibao's incredibly stiff art. While it works for the Modrons and other denizens of Mechanus, Delina looks incredibly flat and stiff in every panel that she appears.

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6.0
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #4

Aug 8, 2018

These single issues pull the party away from generic fantasy tropes, and this issue in particular looks to set up even bigger adventures in the future.

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8.0
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #5

Aug 29, 2018

Jim Zub deserves high praise for his "Evil at Baldur's Gate" miniseries, which showcases the fun and drama found in D&D in a comic book form.

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8.0
Exiles (2018) #9

Oct 10, 2018

All in all, this is a fun and ambitious comic and succeeds far more often than it fails.

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4.0
Exiles (2018) #10

Nov 14, 2018

Exiles could use a soft reset or a bit more conflict, which we might get next month judging from the last page.

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6.0
Falcon (2017) #8

May 23, 2018

The action in this issue was great, and Joshua Cassara's art is solid -- his work reminds me a bit of a less-stylized Daniel Acuna.

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4.0
Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #10

May 9, 2018

This comic works best for those looking for a deeper dive into the full Song of Ice and Fire series, but don't want to commit to reading the books.

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4.0
Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #11

Jun 27, 2018

This issue covers two chapters"Chapter 21 and Chapter 23"of A Clash of Kings. Landry Q. Walker once again does an impressive job of condensing Martin's plot into a 20 page comic. However, Mel Rubi's art is.... disappointing.

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4.0
Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #12

Aug 15, 2018

Diplomatic intrigue can be done right in comics, but it requires something more than a straightforward script adaptation of a novel.

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2.0
Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #2

Feb 21, 2018

Even Gears of War fanatics will have trouble finding something fun to say about this issue.

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2.0
Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #3

Mar 21, 2018

Honestly, this comic does the franchise no favors, and I'd rather watch paint dry than pick up a Gears of War game if they're anything like these comics.

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6.0
Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #4

Apr 11, 2018

While this still isn't a "great" comic, it's a lot more in line with what you'd expect out of a Gears of War comic than previous issues.

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6.0
God of War (2018) #1

Nov 14, 2018

This ultimately is a fun and fluffy God of War comic, one where the stakes are low but the potential for entertainment is high.

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4.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #38

Feb 14, 2018

Vendetti does provide an interesting Kryptonian perspective on the Green Lantern Corps during this issue, but this comic largely suffers from a case of "too much talking, not enough showing."

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39

Feb 28, 2018

Although Sandoval's figure drawing is a bit disproportionate at times, his artwork at least makes the issue feel a bit more exciting. Otherwise, this issue is mainly setup for a big climax, as the Green Lanterns and Zod look to FINALLY come to blows.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #40

Mar 14, 2018

The fight doesn't reach the epic levels of past Green Lantern arcs, but most fans of the series should enjoy it.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #41

Mar 28, 2018

On one hand, it was great to watch Jordan use his natural environment (the sky) to his advantage. However, everything that happened after the big fight just... didn't make sense.

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4.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #42

Apr 11, 2018

Unfortunately, the issue is bogged down by Ethan Van Sciver's lifeless, emotionless, and static art. At some point, Van Sciver needs to learn that rotating a panel a few degrees doesn't make it more exciting.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43

Apr 25, 2018

While Rafa Sandoval's art at least shows some energy (something that was lacking in the previous issue), his art felt a bit stiff on some pages and felt rushed on others, especially in the early pages.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44

May 9, 2018

It feels like there's a disconnect between the conversation this book wants to have and the actual events of the comic.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #45

May 23, 2018

This issue continues a "hurry up and wait" trend in the comic, in which an arc quickly establishes a threat and a pending showdown, but then plods along for several issues to get to the big fight.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46

Jun 13, 2018

The book has suffered from some really inconsistent art choices over the last few months, but Henry is one of the stronger artists to work on the series. His art meshes well with Pantazis' color work, giving the book a bright and unmuddied look that works well with the colorful characters (pun intended) in the series.

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4.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Jun 27, 2018

While the look into Gardner's head was interesting, most fans should be excited as the fight between the GLC and the Darkstars will finally start in earnest next issue.

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4.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 11, 2018

It feels like this series is trying to end on an epic bang, but this fight has started off with a whimper.

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2.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49

Jul 25, 2018

At this point, I'm just glad that this arc (and the series) is coming to an end soon.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #50

Aug 8, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps' final arc ends with a mostly enjoyable finale that wraps up all of the series' loose ends.

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4.0
Halo: Collateral Damage #1

Jun 6, 2018

Sadly, David Crosland's art is a mess. The Spartans look like Spartans, but the Covenant are almost unrecognizable at times, and the humans are equally rough looking.

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4.0
Halo: Collateral Damage #2

Jul 4, 2018

If you're looking for an action-packed war comic, Halo: Collateral Damage is not the comic for you.

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8.0
House of Whispers (2018) #1

Sep 12, 2018

Sandman fans should enjoy the last scene and the introduction of some fan-favorite characters, while everyone else should enjoy the rich lore and spirits brought to comic pages for the first time.

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6.0
House of Whispers (2018) #2

Oct 10, 2018

This comic is definitely for the literary crowd, or for those who wants to see more non-Western mythological and spiritual concepts in their comics.

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4.0
House of Whispers (2018) #3

Nov 14, 2018

House of Whispers has become a real struggle to read.

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6.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #1

May 23, 2018

This isn't quite the noir story that Marvel advertised it would be, but it's still a fun start to what should be a grittier X-Men adventure.

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2.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #2

Jun 27, 2018

For a comic filled with women wearing shirt skirts and low cut dresses, you'd think there'd be a little more emphasis on actually giving these characters sex appeal instead of blowing up their chests to ridiculous sizes.

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4.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #3

Jul 25, 2018

If you enjoy abstractly drawn women in V-neck shirts that plunge to their navels and a mid-coital Wolverine, you'll love this comic.

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6.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #4

Aug 22, 2018

Without spoiling much more of the issue, I do think that Jim Zub and the X-Men editorial team found a very elegant way of unraveling the Gordian knot that was Psylocke's problematic identity, and we shouldn't see too many fans unhappy with the new status quo.

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8.0
Imaginary Fiends #4

Feb 28, 2018

If you enjoy weird horror, this is definitely the comic for you.

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8.0
Imaginary Fiends #5

Mar 28, 2018

If you like weird and creepy, Imaginary Fiends is the comic for you.

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8.0
Imaginary Fiends #6

Apr 25, 2018

The big reveal this issue was great, one of the better twists I've seen in a comic in months. It was a great way to end a fun opening arc, and I hope that we see more Imaginary Fiends in the coming months.

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8.0
Infinity Wars: Arachknight #1

Oct 24, 2018

This is a solid comic that plays no part in the larger "Infinity Wars" event, but is still a fun read for fans of the Spider-Man or Moon Knight characters.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #19

Feb 7, 2018

Injustice 2 continues to be a surprisingly fun comic despite its rather dark plotline and setting.

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6.0
Injustice 2 #20

Feb 21, 2018

Injustice 2 continues to be the DC Universe comic that fans have wanted for years -- albeit in a very bloody format.

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6.0
Injustice 2 #21

Mar 7, 2018

While the book doesn't need it to keep you coming back, the perfect pacing of this story will definitely have you eager to find out what happens next.

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6.0
Injustice 2 #22

Mar 21, 2018

While Injustice 2 #22 contains the great character moments we've come to expect from the series, which ties the gap between the first and second DC fighting games, this issue showcases the book's biggest weakness: its occasional sacrifice of the story making sense in order to keep the book chugging along to its inevitable conclusion.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #23

Apr 4, 2018

This is shaping up to be an epic storyline, and I'm guessing a few heroes aren't going to make it out of next issue.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #24

Apr 18, 2018

It strains credibility that a super-android devoted to destroying mankind couldn't kill a single superhero during its brutal assault. Otherwise, this is a solid issue and continues Injustice 2's solid overall run.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #26

May 16, 2018

This is a nice standalone issue that illustrates the differences between the Injustice 2 and main DC universes, but readers might want to stay away if they're not a fan of violence to animals.

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6.0
Injustice 2 #27

Jun 6, 2018

We know that Hal eventually becomes a Green Lantern again, but it's clear he has a long way to go both in his own eyes and in the eyes of the Green Lantern Corps to earn that redemption

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6.0
Injustice 2 #28

Jun 20, 2018

The last page reveal is also a doozy and should set up some craziness in upcoming issues.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #29

Jul 4, 2018

While most issues of Injustice 2 are action-packed slugfests with shock deaths and gore, this issue is a lighthearted romp featuring Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, and the Titans.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #30

Jul 18, 2018

If you were unhappy with how Booster Gold was treated during his recent appearance in the Batman comics, you'll probably love his depiction in Injustice 2.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #31

Aug 1, 2018

Injustice 2 is one of the few comics that leaves fans wanting more every issue... even though it comes out (in print) on a bi-weekly basis.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #32

Aug 15, 2018

Injustice 2 remains one of the best DC comics on the stands today.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #33

Sep 5, 2018

It's a somber ending, but one that pays homage to the character and their most defining traits.

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6.0
Injustice 2 #34

Sep 19, 2018

Harley hasn't had much of a spotlight in the comic so far, so it's nice to see her shine and remind readers why she's such an important part of the Injustice series.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #35

Oct 3, 2018

In a comic series filled with endings, this might be my favorite one yet.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #36

Oct 17, 2018

There's only one more issue left in Injustice, but we're sure it's going to be a great one.

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8.0
Injustice 2 Annual #2

Nov 21, 2018

While this might not be flashiest ending for the mostly fantastic Injustice 2 series, it's the right one; one that captures both the true relationship between Batman and Superman and its perversion here.

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6.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Jul 18, 2018

Overall, Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe is a rather standard setup to what should be a fun crossover series.

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4.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #2

Aug 15, 2018

Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe continues to be a bit of an imperfect union as Prince Adam and the residents of Eternia see the savageness and brutality of the Injustice universe's world firsthand.

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4.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #3

Sep 19, 2018

Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe is starting to get bogged down by the weight of juggling two worlds.

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4.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #4

Oct 31, 2018

I have no idea what's going on in this comic, but I don't think readers will much care as long as they get to see Superman and He-Man duke it out for a few pages.

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4.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #5

Nov 28, 2018

I've described this story as an action figure battle royale transformed into a comic, but now it seems that the action figure fight is starting to lack any sort of imagination and is just rushing through a bunch of teased fights to get to its finale.

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6.0
Kull Eternal #3

May 2, 2018

My biggest criticism of the issue is that Pizzari's artwork is inconsistent. There are times where it's great and times that it looks positively amateurish.

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6.0
Leviathan #1

Aug 1, 2018

A giant monster attacking a big city is hardly an original idea, but Leviathan approaches it with an almost gleeful level of derangement, which makes sense given the comic's creative team of John Layman and Nick Pitarra.

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6.0
Leviathan #2

Sep 5, 2018

There's a manic energy in Leviathan, perhaps a bit too manic for my liking, but it's still an enjoyable lighthearted read.

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6.0
Life Is Strange #1

Nov 14, 2018

Claudia Leonardi's art is solid, giving the comic a slightly stylized work while keeping the main two characters recognizable. For those hoping to see more of Chloe and Max, this is a worthy sequel.

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4.0
Lightstep #1

Nov 21, 2018

There's no way to relate to these characters or this story, and that's why it ultimately fails.

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8.0
Marvel Knights: 20th #2

Nov 21, 2018

While I can't say that the new Marvel Knights comic quite reaches the heights of Bendis' Daredevil or Alias, this is still a fun read, especially for fans of Marvel's street-level heroes.

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6.0
Marvel Knights: 20th #3

Dec 5, 2018

While some of the "cameos" in this issue were a little much (Thor is an overzealous cop! Loki is a street punk!), this is still an intriguing comic, especially when focused on its core characters.

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2.0
Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude #1

Mar 7, 2018

If you haven't seen the film, this comic will make you not want to see the sequel.

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2.0
Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude #2

Apr 4, 2018

It would be a much better value to simply rent the original film than waste your money or time reading this comic.

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6.0
Medieval Spawn / Witchblade (2018) #2

Jun 6, 2018

This comic isn't groundbreaking by any stretch, but it's fun, and fans of the Witchblade franchise in particular will enjoy it.

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2.0
Medieval Spawn / Witchblade (2018) #3

Jul 4, 2018

I enjoyed the last issue of this series, and it's disappointing to see the quality of this comic diminish so much after just one issue.

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2.0
Medieval Spawn / Witchblade (2018) #4

Aug 8, 2018

The whole story comes to a rushed conclusion, and leaves us with more questions than answers.

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8.0
Mister Miracle #7

Mar 14, 2018

I'm not as high on the King/Gerads Mister Miracle series as other reviewers, but this still was a very enjoyable read.

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6.0
Mister Miracle #8

Apr 18, 2018

While still a solid issue, Mister Miracle #8 is a step back from last month's more complete chapter.

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10
Mister Miracle #9

Jun 13, 2018

Tom King and Mitch Gerads draw on their creative strengths to pull off what's probably the best issue of the Mister Miracle maxi-series.

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6.0
Mister Miracle #10

Aug 1, 2018

Mister Miracle #10 grapples with the impossible question posed to Scott and Barda at the end of last issue: would they sacrifice their baby to stop the war with Apokolips? Mister Miracle has dealt with these sorts of terrible and impossible choices with a deft sense of gallows humor, but honestly a lot of the "humor" just falls flat this issue.

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10
Mister Miracle #11

Sep 19, 2018

But while Mister Miracle #11 was another strong issue of a consistently strong miniseries, I feel that everyone will be waiting with bated breath for next month's finale to see whether King and Gerads stick the landing, or if this issue's big twist falls flat.

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8.0
Mister Miracle #12

Nov 14, 2018

The finale of Mister Miracle provides plenty of resolution to readers but few answers.

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10
Modern Fantasy #1

Jun 27, 2018

This is a strong first issue and is highly recommend for anyone who loves fantasy or is just looking for something different out of their comics.

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8.0
Modern Fantasy #2

Jul 25, 2018

Rafer Roberts and Kristen Gudsnuk are building a great fantasy world, a true Modern Fantasy tale.

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10
Modern Fantasy #3

Aug 29, 2018

Any comic that fits in a bard gag is worthy of high praise, and Modern Fantasy is one of the funniest comics I've read this year.

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8.0
Modern Fantasy #4

Sep 26, 2018

The change in tone isn't a bad thing, but fans of the series might be a little disappointed at the mostly earnest ending. Still, this is one of the stronger fantasy comics of 2018 and a must-read for fans of that genre.

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8.0
Mystik U #3

Mar 28, 2018

Mystik U #3 is a great finale to a fun and unique DC series, or at least its first chapter.

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8.0
Old Man Hawkeye #2

Feb 14, 2018

Old Man Hawkeye somehow feels even more tragic than Old Man Logan, which is impressive given the events of the latter.

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8.0
Old Man Hawkeye #3

Mar 28, 2018

Old Man Hawkeye is turning into a very tragic story, one filled with a bit more heartbreak and nuance than its Old Man Logan predecessor.

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6.0
Old Man Hawkeye #4

Apr 25, 2018

Hawkeye's largely given up his heroic past (he is going on a murder spree after all) so I'm not sure why he gave Beetle the option of dying with his armor on.

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8.0
Old Man Hawkeye #5

May 23, 2018

This is another solid issue of Old Man Hawkeye -- the stakes continue to get higher as old enemies converge on him.

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4.0
Old Man Hawkeye #6

Jun 27, 2018

This is a rare disappointing issue in one of Marvel's strongest alt-timeline stories in years.

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6.0
Old Man Hawkeye #7

Jul 18, 2018

For years, we've seen the aftermath of when the villains finally beat the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the Old Man Logan universe. In this issue, we finally see how it happened, and why Hawkeye was left alive for all those years.

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6.0
Old Man Hawkeye #8

Aug 22, 2018

This is still a fun comic, but I feel like this comic still has a few more threads that need to get wrapped up even though it's starting to move towards its conclusion.

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8.0
Old Man Hawkeye #9

Sep 26, 2018

Ethan Sacks and Marco Checchetto continue to weave a powerful and haunting prequel to Old Man Logan, one that's handled with a bit more nuance and tragedy than we ever saw in the original storyline.

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6.0
Old Man Hawkeye #10

Oct 31, 2018

A rare misstep for writer Kyle Starks, but we're nearing the end of this maxi-series and it should be interesting to see how the remaining pieces in this prequel series fit in to the wider story of the Old Man Logan plot.

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6.0
Old Man Hawkeye #11

Nov 28, 2018

A rare misstep from Ethan Sacks, and I'm a bit worried that Old Man Hawkeye won't "stick" the landing next month.

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6.0
Orphan Black: Crazy Science #1

Jul 4, 2018

The comic shares the same heart as the Orphan Black TV series, although those not familiar with the show might find themselves very lost as there's no learning curve for new fans.

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6.0
Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1

Mar 21, 2018

If you're looking for lighthearted fantasy fluff or want to see what all the characters in the Pathfinder illustrations are like, give this comic a read.

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8.0
Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #2

Apr 25, 2018

Pathfinder's strength is its unique and memorable lore and it's great to see one of its comics truly capture one of the reasons why thousands of players love the tabletop game.

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8.0
Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #3

May 30, 2018

These Pathfinder comics are a lot of fun, solid fantasy comics with plenty of nods to the world of the popular tabletop RPG.

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8.0
Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #4

Jun 27, 2018

This issue represents a solid example of interparty conflict in an RPG, albeit one that could easily devolve into violence.

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6.0
Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #5

Jul 25, 2018

Although this comic didn't have any great seismic changes to the Pathfinder Universe, it's still a fun fantasy miniseries.

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4.0
Port of Earth #5

May 9, 2018

Port of Earth isn't strong enough to stand out on story alone, so hampering the art with drab coloring really holds it back.

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2.0
Rick Veitch's The One #4

May 2, 2018

The One is a product of it's time, but I'm not sure of its relevance today, especially as Veitch has written and drawn more thought-provoking comics since.

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4.0
Robocop: Citizens Arrest #1

Apr 11, 2018

While the first RoboCop movie was surprisingly nuanced in its discussion of the dangers of law enforcement privatization, its sequels and successors have failed to capture the spark of the original. Citizens Arrest, the new RoboCop comic by Brian Wood and Jorge Coelho, continues that trend of falling short by largely missing the point of the franchise.

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4.0
Robocop: Citizens Arrest #2

May 9, 2018

I don't know what sort of comic Citizen's Arrest wants to be -- and I don't think Citizen's Arrest does either.

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8.0
Rolled & Told #1

Sep 26, 2018

Rolled & Told is definitely intended for readers knowledgeable about D&D, but there's enough there to intrigue newcomers to RPGs as well, especially if you're into classic fantasy.

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6.0
Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #5

Mar 14, 2018

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack spends its final issue explaining exactly how Jack got ripped out of time and ended up bouncing around from alternate reality to alternate reality. It's an odd storytelling choice, especially as it ends on an ambiguous note.

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2.0
Scooby Doo Where Are You? #95

Oct 17, 2018

The comic feels a lot like the recent slate of Scooby Doo movies released on Cartoon Network; they look like the originals, but they lack the spirit and goofiness of the classic cartoons.

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8.0
Sea of Thieves #1

Mar 14, 2018

Luckily, the comic is pretty fun to read, even if you don't know anything about the game.

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8.0
Sea of Thieves #2

Apr 11, 2018

Sea of Thieves #2 offers just about everything you'd expect out of a pirate comic. Naval battles, backstabbing, and even a tease of the supernatural - Sea of Thieves has it all.

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8.0
Sea of Thieves #3

May 9, 2018

The events of this issue add a new wrinkle to the series, especially if the deadly cliffhanger sticks.

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4.0
Shatterstar #1

Oct 3, 2018

Fans of Shatterstar will likely be disappointed by the book. Instead of leaning into all the weird things that separated Shatterstar from the dozens of other muscular, blade-slinging, teeth-gritting heroes of the 1990s, Shatterstar strips it all away, leaving him a husk of the character he once was.

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4.0
Shatterstar #2

Nov 7, 2018

Shatterstar #2 is a mild improvement over the first issue, in that we at least get some solid action from the two characters that Shatterstar fans presumably want to see.

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4.0
Shatterstar #3

Dec 5, 2018

The Shatterstar miniseries is a tale of two comics; the first is a compelling tale from Shatterstar's past, showing how he came to be a fearsome gladiator and also why he's unable to keep a healthy relationship in the present day, and the second comic is a simultaneously boring and spastic story about a dour Shatterstar scouring the universe for his missing tenants.

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8.0
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1

May 2, 2018

This has the potential to be Moore and Reppion's best Holmes story yet.

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4.0
Sideways Annual #1

Nov 7, 2018

This is a weird comic, as it mixes the wonderful weirdness of Grant Morrison with dull and generic creative choices, and it goes together like oil and water.

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4.0
Sonic The Hedgehog (2018): Team Sonic Racing #1

Dec 5, 2018

This is a comic meant to entice kids to want Team Sonic Racing, and it does a decent job of selling the new Sega game.

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2.0
Spider-Force #2

Nov 21, 2018

Spider-Force is a mess of a comic, a collection of bickering Spider-People trapped on a dead Earth while a vampire lurks in space above them.

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6.0
Spider-Geddon #0

Sep 26, 2018

Spider-Geddon #0 is a perfectly fine introduction to the upcoming event. It didn't exactly leave me excited for the event, but it also didn't actively turn me away from the event either.

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6.0
Spider-Man (2016) Annual #1

Aug 8, 2018

It's a nice, simple story, one that highlights some of the differences between Morales and Peter Parker.

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4.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #27

Feb 7, 2018

Multiple exposition-filled flashbacks and three different pencillers makes Spider-Man Deadpool #27 a confusing read.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #28

Feb 28, 2018

All-in-all, this book is a big improvement over last issue and I'm intrigued to see how the brewing conflict between the Chameleon, Spider-Man, and Deadpool plays out.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #29

Mar 14, 2018

Spider-Man/Deadpool is a hard series to pick up a random issue and enjoy, but the series delivers some fun payoffs if you stick with it.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #30

Mar 28, 2018

This is a pretty standard superhero fare -- lots of fighting, lots of pieces moving, but not a ton of character development or memorable moments.

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8.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #31

Apr 11, 2018

This issue is almost too packed with surprises, but I feel like there's some great payoffs for longtime readers of this book. Kudos to Robbie Thompson for pulling off a surprise that few readers will see coming.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #32

May 9, 2018

While this issue gives readers another payoff from a past plotline, it falls short as to explaining why Deadpool is harboring such immense guilt over his actions in the past.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #33

May 23, 2018

Spider-Man/Deadpool #33 feels like a classic Spider-Man comic, but with a steady stream of Deadpool sputtering meta-nonsense on every page.

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4.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #34

Jun 13, 2018

While this issue contain the typical non-stop action as "young" Deadpool and "old" Spider-Man tried to stop a never-ending army of LMDs, I felt this issue was very heavy on the dialogue, as Deadpool tried to work out his feelings of self-loathing.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #36

Jul 18, 2018

Since this is a Deadpool comic, the ending to this arc is a little bit slapstick-y and everything gets wrapped up a bit too conveniently. Still, the recent arc really examined the tense and imperfect relationship between Spider-Man and Deadpool and justified exactly why these two characters have a team-up comic.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #37

Aug 8, 2018

Portraying the two superheroes as feuding parents is a fun twist, one that further subverts their relationship and sets up more shenanigans in future issues.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #38

Sep 5, 2018

It's an interesting way to frame the relationship and personalities of these two characters, but it does at least continue to keep the team-up book fresh after almost 40 issues.

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4.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #39

Sep 26, 2018

This is one of the weaker issues that Robbie Thompson has written, and I can't help but wonder if the book needs get away from its current storyline to re-find its groove.

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8.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #41

Nov 14, 2018

There's a fine line between the borderline self-deprecating humor Peter Parker's known for and being flat out obnoxious a la Deadpool, and Sean Ryan manages to find the sweet spot.

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8.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #42

Nov 28, 2018

This is one of Spider-Man/Deadpool's most meta issues yet, and one of those experimental issues that sets this comic apart from other Marvel books.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #43

Dec 5, 2018

Most of the jokes in this issue don't really land, but the one that does is genuinely hilarious.

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8.0
Starcraft: Scavengers #1

Jul 25, 2018

This is the perfect tie-in comic for a video game - something that doesn't try to recreate the experience of the video game, but instead uses an existing world as a backdrop for an interesting story.

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6.0
Starcraft: Scavengers #2

Aug 29, 2018

Houser does do a great job of building up the comic's three main characters, though, and I'm sure it will be sad when one or more of them get eaten soon.

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6.0
Starcraft: Scavengers #3

Sep 26, 2018

There's still a strong horror element to Starcraft: Scavengers, and the mystery monster finally gets revealed in this issue, but Scavengers really is a story about carving one's own path and discovering that your friends might not be who you thought they were.

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6.0
Starcraft: Scavengers #4

Oct 31, 2018

This issue doesn't exactly stick the landing, but I am intrigued to see if Houser gets a chance for a sequel.

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6.0
Superior Octopus #1

Oct 3, 2018

This is a solid first issue, but it's unclear what direction the comic is heading.

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6.0
Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #2

May 2, 2018

If you enjoy epic science fiction series, this looks like a lot of fun -- just pick up the first Swashbucklers series first.

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4.0
The Black Order #1

Nov 14, 2018

There's a seed of a good comic in Black Order #1, but it remains to be seen whether the creative team can cultivate it into something worth reading.

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6.0
The Empty Man (2018) #1

Nov 7, 2018

This new issue largely avoids all this, re-framing the Empty Man virus as a disease with grotesque side effects with no known cure. This is probably due to the creative team prioritizing reestablishing the book's setting and introducing new characters in the first issue, but the comic unnecessarily is holding back its main hook.

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8.0
The Prisoner (2018) #1

Apr 25, 2018

The Prisoner is just the sort of property that Peter Milligan was born to write, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

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6.0
The Raid (2018) #1

Aug 1, 2018

Masters does a decent job of capturing the ultra-violence of the movies into the comic, without it coming off as grotesque or absurd. However, the comic lacks some of the ingenuity of The Raid.

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6.0
The Sandman Universe #1

Aug 8, 2018

Simply existing as a Sandman book isn't enough to make this comic either a sales success or a "good" comic.

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4.0
The Silencer #5

May 23, 2018

It's very 1990s, but in a good way.

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2.0
The Silencer #6

Jun 27, 2018

If you want to watch a "retired" assassin murder dozens of people in front of their kid, The Silencer is the comic for you.

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2.0
The Silencer #7

Jul 25, 2018

I'm not sure whether bad scripting or bad art is to blame for this mess of an issue, but Silencer is one of the more poorly thought out comics of 2018.

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4.0
The Silencer #8

Aug 22, 2018

The Silencer remains a giant mess of a comic, but it does receive a big upgrade on art with the arrival of Patch Zircher on art. Zircher brings a much cleaner style to The Silencer, which has been plagued by choppy layouts and inconsistent line art over the last few issues.

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2.0
The Silencer #9

Sep 26, 2018

Overall, this remains a dud of a series, and hopefully one coming to an end soon.

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6.0
The Silencer #10

Oct 24, 2018

This still isn't a good comic, but it seems to be taking itself a lot less seriously, and that's a very good thing.

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2.0
The Silencer #11

Nov 28, 2018

I have to admit, it's a bit impressive to find the most mundane part of a Grant Morrison and then craft an extended storyline around it, but that's just what The Silencer has done.

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6.0
The Silencer Annual #1

Aug 29, 2018

This might be the best issue of The Silencer yet, although that's not exactly high praise given the mediocre quality of past issues.

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6.0
The Terrifics #1

Feb 28, 2018

Outside of a controversial last-page twist, The Terrifics #1 doesn't stand out at all in terms of plot, largely because the comic has to spend so many pages setting up its core premise.

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6.0
The Terrifics #2

Mar 28, 2018

The Terrifics is a good comic that would probably be an excellent comic book if it just had a few more pages to breathe.

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4.0
The Terrifics #3

Apr 25, 2018

While The Terrifics is supposed to be a homage of sorts to the Silver Age Fantastic Four comics, right now it just feels like a pale imitation at best.

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10
The Terrifics #4

May 23, 2018

This feels like the first issue to really show The Terrifics potential. I just hope that the readership was willing to wait four issues to see how terrific this series could be.

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6.0
The Terrifics #5

Jun 27, 2018

While I'm not the biggest fan of how broody the entire team is (even Plastic Man is more angsty than usual), this book is worth picking up just for the amazing Shaner artwork.

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8.0
The Terrifics #6

Jul 25, 2018

The Terrifics isn't the best DC comic on the stands, but it's quickly turning into the most fun one.

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8.0
The Terrifics #7

Aug 22, 2018

This is one of The Terrifics' best issues to date and it'll be interesting to see how Tom Strong is integrated into the wider DC Universe.

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6.0
The Terrifics #8

Sep 26, 2018

Tom Strong's use in this comic is like owning the Mona Lisa and hanging it in a basement. It feels like a waste, and a controversial waste at that.

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6.0
The Terrifics #9

Oct 24, 2018

For a comic with so much promise, The Terrifics seems like "just" another superhero book in this issue, and that's disappointing.

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6.0
The Terrifics #10

Nov 28, 2018

While this issue's big ending is likely temporary, it was clever for the series to lean into that The Terrifics haven't really formed any bonds during their weeks together. Sometimes, there's just no chemistry between people, and hopefully Lemire continues to subvert typical superhero team dynamics in the future.

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8.0
The Terrifics Annual #1

Oct 31, 2018

All around, this is probably the best issue of The Terrifics to date.

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8.0
The Unstoppable Wasp (2018) #1

Oct 17, 2018

This is a solid first issue, and hopefully the Unstoppable Wasp series gets a long and happy second life.

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8.0
The Unstoppable Wasp (2018) #2

Nov 14, 2018

The Unstoppable Wasp is one of the most adorable comics on stands right now. It's an unapologetically happy comic that revels in its bounciness.

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6.0
The Warning #1

Nov 28, 2018

The Warning isn't your typical sci-fi book, but people who enjoy serious military stories will connect with it the most.

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10
The Wicked + The Divine #40

Dec 5, 2018

This is a great opening chapter to the series' final arc and should have fans begging to see what happens next.

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6.0
Tomb Raider: Inferno #1

Jun 13, 2018

I think the Tomb of Eden hook shows promise, and I like that the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise is still leaning into some of the more fantastic elements of the tombs Lara likes to explore.

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6.0
Tomb Raider: Inferno #2

Jul 11, 2018

It's not exactly an action-packed issue, but the last couple of pages are a bit strange, and that's when the Tomb Raider franchise is at its strongest.

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6.0
Tomb Raider: Inferno #3

Aug 8, 2018

It's an unsettling and confusing read, which I think is the point, but it loses some of its meaning if you haven't been following this specific iteration of Lara Croft's origins.

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2.0
Tomb Raider: Inferno #4

Oct 3, 2018

Tomb Raider: Inferno is a great character study of Lara Croft, but is lousy at just about everything else.

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6.0
Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade #4

Apr 11, 2018

Artist Ashley Wood's art is sadly uneven, shining during "big" scenes but looking rushed and messy in smaller panels. Her faces are especially bad at points, which really bogs down this comic.

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6.0
Typhoid Fever (2018): Spider-Man #1

Oct 3, 2018

Ultimately, Typhoid Fever is an ambitious comic that struggles with execution, but is still intriguing enough to keep reading.

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8.0
United States vs. Murder Inc. #1

Sep 5, 2018

United States vs Murder Inc. has a strong first issue and my only complaint is that it ended way too quickly.

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8.0
United States vs. Murder Inc. #2

Oct 3, 2018

There's a lot to love about United States vs. Murder Inc. #2. It's a gritty, violent crime story, the type of story that Brian Bendis has always excelled at.

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6.0
United States vs. Murder Inc. #3

Nov 7, 2018

United States vs Murder Inc #3 is now knee-deep into the core premise of the comic: a fight between the United States government and the mob families that semi-secretly actually run the country. But while this series started off strong, it's faltered a little bit with each issue.

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6.0
United States vs. Murder Inc. #4

Dec 5, 2018

There's an assassination scene that is delightfully perverse; a great sequence that's one of the more hilarious bits we've seen in a Bendis book.

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6.0
Wakanda Forever: X-Men #1

Jul 25, 2018

It might be jarring for MCU fans to see Nakia's comic book counterpart, but this is a mostly a fun comic, albeit with choppy art.

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4.0
Warframe #4

Apr 18, 2018

Studio Hive's art is all right in that "clearly drawn on a computer" style that Top Cow likes to use, especially for those comics fans who feel that comic panels don't deserve backgrounds.

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8.0
Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch #1

May 9, 2018

You don't need to know anything about Warhammer to enjoy Deathwatch, as long as you like watching dudes in mech suits shoot up evil-looking aliens.

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10
What If? (2018): Thor #1

Oct 24, 2018

This comic is a fantastic example of how to use existing continuity and origins as a foundation for something new, and how to tell a complete story in a single issue.

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8.0
Wild Storm #13

May 16, 2018

Jon Davis-Hunt's artwork is a delight; it's very clean and helps keep an issue filled mostly with talking heads engaging to look at.

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8.0
Wild Storm #14

Jun 20, 2018

This continues to be a great comic, even for those who aren't familiar with the Wildstorm universe.

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8.0
Wild Storm #15

Jul 18, 2018

The Wild Storm is almost two-thirds of the way through its 24-issue run, and it still feels like Warren Ellis is playing three-dimensional chess with its readers.

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6.0
Wild Storm #16

Aug 15, 2018

The series is now officially two-thirds of the way done, and while the plotlines are starting to merge, I almost feel like we're not any closer to figuring out what's going on then a few months ago.

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8.0
Wild Storm #17

Sep 19, 2018

This issue felt like a big deep breath before the final act of Wild Storm gets under way.

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8.0
Witchblade (2017) #4

Mar 21, 2018

Honestly, this is one of the better Image books I've read in quite some time, and one of the best comics reboots in recent memory.

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8.0
Witchblade (2017) #5

Apr 25, 2018

The full power of the Witchblade finally makes an appearance in Witchblade #5.

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8.0
Witchblade (2017) #6

Jun 13, 2018

This series' strength isn't in the action sequences (honestly, the fight scenes are largely underwhelming) but in the strong characterization of Alex Underwood and her supporting cast.

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6.0
Witchblade (2017) #7

Aug 22, 2018

This issue marks the start of an intriguing second arc, and I have a funny feeling we'll soon see some ties to some of the other Top Cow Artifacts soon.

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6.0
Witchblade (2017) #8

Sep 26, 2018

I do feel that the shift in tone from "unexperienced demon hunter" to "caught up in a global conspiracy" is a bit jarring, but I'm willing to give Witchblade more time to find its footing.

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4.0
Witchblade (2017) #9

Nov 7, 2018

Witchblade is suffering from trying to throw too much at the readers at once, causing critical details to get lost in the process.

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6.0
World Of Tanks: Citadel #1

May 9, 2018

World of Tanks Citadel is both a standard war comic and a standard Garth Ennis.

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