Christina Hamlet's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: On Comics Ground, Comic Watch Reviews: 71
8.3Avg. Review Rating

9.0
Hellblazer (2016) #13

Aug 25, 2017

Overall, the opener to this story has me happy that I picked up the book. Death, drinking, sarcasm, supernatural beings and more death are all in nice balance and the set up for the next issue was a great teaser. Dark things are afoot and it looks like bad times are in store for John. I hope they last.

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9.0
Hellblazer (2016) #14

Sep 29, 2017

The second installment of The Inspiration Game sees a little less action and a little more back story, but still delivers an engaging story. Things are looking more and more grim for John Constantine, but now hes drunk and pissed off, so who knows what could happen at this point. But Im looking forward to it!

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9.0
Hellblazer (2016) #15

Nov 2, 2017

Its a series worth reading. Though its definitely not the same book, this series continues to harken back to the Hellblazer of old. So much like the old John but still doing his own thing. This book is a solid check in the success column for the Rebirth lines.

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7.0
Hellblazer (2016) #16

Dec 3, 2017

New creative team, new story, same troubles for John. Poor guy really can't catch a break. Or keep a friend.

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6.0
Hellblazer (2016) #17

Jan 5, 2018

Johns treading familiar ground pretty quickly this time. Hopefully, hell get drop-kicked out of this rut, and soon.

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8.0
Hellblazer (2016) #22

Jun 6, 2018

In general, this book continues to maintain interest and lead down twists and turns that make for a good story and a solid read.

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9.0
Hellblazer (2016) #23

Jul 7, 2018

This story and indeed this book just keep getting better. The current arc is well-worth picking up for Hellblazer fans or someone just looking for a good story.

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9.0
Hellblazer (2016) #24

Aug 11, 2018

If the series has to end, this was a good note to go out on. Good health, John, and good night.

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8.8
Lucifer (2018) #1

Nov 1, 2018

Whether you're looking for a throwback to classic Vertigo, an action story, some supernatural horror, or just a good story with some great artwork this is a series that's worth checking out. Overall a solid start to a series with lots of potential twists and turns.

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8.8
Lucifer (2018) #3

Jan 6, 2019

Continuing a solid run for the Vertigo reboot, this book is still drawing me in and keeping me curious. If you haven't picked it up yet, it's definitely worth a try!

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8.6
Lucifer (2018) #4

Mar 6, 2019

Overall this issue answer answers many questions and poses even more. Each installment sustains the quality of this story and the series maintains its excellence a story of hiding and seeking well-worth picking up.

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8.6
Lucifer (2018) #5

Mar 9, 2019

This book continues to be a satisfying read. If you love old tales and hidden references, or If you just like tales of poetic justice and betrayal with just a hint of masochism, its a series right up your alley.

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9.0
Lucifer (2018) #6

Apr 25, 2019

I really enjoyed this issue, particularly the tale of Sycorax. This series continues to combine creativity with established literature in a way that is just pure joy to read.

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9.0
Lucifer (2018) #7

Apr 27, 2019

Lucifer is back to himself and acting with purpose. Its an abrupt transformation, but also feels very natural. The book continues to deepen the character development and weave a compelling tale.

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9.2
Lucifer (2018) #8

Jun 28, 2019

This issue delves deeper into the decay of old worlds and the perils of the oldest vice temptation. The next few issues will see the results of a web of betrayal with Lucifer at its center.

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9.0
Lucifer (2018) #9

Aug 19, 2019

A master weaving of multiple storylines tells the tale of an episode in Calibans past as we take a departure from the main storyline. Caliban meets a hunter, Lord Fowler, and together they devour a demon in order to learn more about Lucifer and the denizens of Hell. This was an excellent gothic treat reminiscent of House of Secrets/ House of Mystery and well placed in the Sandman Universe, but it remains uncertain how closely it connects with the current story-arc concerning Sycorax.

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9.0
Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Jun 20, 2017

My overall assessment is this is a solid start for a book. New readers can look forward to a story with lots of energy and heart, established fans can look forward to a treatment that takes the best elements of Supergirl and moves them forward. Supergirl is an icon, and one that hasn't been treated all that well since her death in Crisis on Infinite Earths in my opinion. She was one of the many pieces that never quite fit into place again. If this issue is any indication, DC is finally letting Kara shine again, and is going to remind everyone that she really is a Supergirl.

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9.6
The Dreaming (2018) #1

Sep 17, 2018

Overall a well-written and drawn issue with a slight drawback in its accessibility to new readers. The Dreaming is off to a great start and with a little love to newcomers, it has the potential to embrace a whole new crowd of fans.

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9.4
The Dreaming (2018) #2

Oct 21, 2018

Merv is the rock of the Dreaming, so for him to crumble is a huge turning point for the state of the realm. It's heartbreaking to see, which makes it enjoyable to read.Merv has always been on my secret favorites, and as we move around the Dreaming getting to know it again, this was a nice spotlight on him and his perspective.

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9.6
The Dreaming (2018) #3

Dec 7, 2018

Even though its only the third issue this series is setting itself up to be a highly entertaining read. If you haven't been reading, do yourself a favor and pick this book up. Don't make the Judge come find you.

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10
The Dreaming (2018) #4

Dec 22, 2018

It's still not entirely clear what the endgame of this story will be, but honestly I don't really care. This story is a reminder that it is not the destination, but rather the journey that truly matters.

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9.0
The Dreaming (2018) #5

Feb 1, 2019

The end of this issue signals a resolution on the horizon. The final end of the Dreaming seems unlikely if the book is to continue at all but major changes loom heavy and what will happen next is anyone's guess.

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9.4
The Dreaming (2018) #7

Apr 29, 2019

This issue at first glance may appear to be a confusing turn after the climax of the previous issue, but it quickly becomes clear that were seeing the same story from a different angle. This book has been a joy to read so far, and this issue is more of the same a beautiful story tinged with both hope and sadness.

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9.2
The Dreaming (2018) #10

Jul 1, 2019

The story moves more like a spiral than an arc, but is winding its to a new paradigm. A delightful tale to follow.

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10
The Sandman Universe #1

Aug 27, 2018

: Each of the four books stemming from this one look well-worth picking up. I spent my formative years in the Dreaming, and this issue felt very much like a return home but at the same time a brand-new journey. Whether you are a returning fan or a brand new reader, this issue heralds a brave new world ready for exploration. Enjoy!

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #25

Jun 29, 2017

Overall the issue was a solid capstone to Wonder Woman's rebirth and a perfect send off from the creative team. Next issue will see the beginning to an exciting chapter in Diana's life. If it's anything like what we've seen so far, it's going to be an incredible ride.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #26

Jul 14, 2017

Ultimately, it was a decent start to a new arc. A few major plot lines seem to have been abandoned unceremoniously, but time will tell on that. A few major plotlines have started, some with a bang (sorry! It was right there, I had to do it). The art and the writing are new and may take some getting used to, but the team has at least thus far shown they've got ideas and they're ready to run with them. Let's see where they go!

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #27

Jul 26, 2017

If the story had been fleshed out more and given more motivation and meat to it, it could have been a solid start. But as it was, it was so generic it was barely worth telling, and seemed to be an excuse for a sequence of action scenes and some post-battle cookie therapy.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #29

Aug 31, 2017

Conclusion: Overall this has become a solid arc, exploring Dianas past and present, her convictions, her friendships, and her heart. After an uncertain startup, I am now looking forward to each new issue and the continuation of a satisfying story.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #30

Sep 16, 2017

While the style of both the art and the writing are solid and enjoyable, the Heart of the Amazon storyline has been a rollercoaster of a story in terms of quality. The final leg of the journey was a sharp drop from last issue. I give it points for the team showing its capable, but theyre producing far below what I think theyre capable of. Hopefully the next ride will be more fun and a lot smoother.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #31

Sep 29, 2017

The current arc is off to an interesting start and Im enjoying both the art and the story but I worry that Diana is going to suffer from a perpetual identity crisis. For now though, Im looking forward to the next issue!

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #32

Oct 30, 2017

Overall, Wonder Woman as a book seems to still be trying to find its balance since Rebirth. The good news is that the stories themselves are well-written and the art is solid. Next issue sees us learning more about Dianas history and perhaps tying things together a little more. And of course, we expect to find out what Grail has planned for Diana. Whatever it is, its probably not good, but almost sure to be exciting!

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5.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #33

Nov 3, 2017

I'm really struggling with this book. Since Ruckas run ended the series seems to be casting around in all directions to find its identity. There is nothing really bad about the book, its just.bland right now. The current arc seems to be less and less about Diana and more and more about other people around her, shes become almost a spectator in her own book. Bring Wonder Woman back, team, ultimately shes who were here to see.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #34

Nov 16, 2017

This story is turning out so far to be solidly okay. I was a bit thrown off by the interruption of Children of the Gods with Times Past, which I dont think helped this arc out with its struggle to keep an engaging pace. Im waiting to see the resolution of Dianas family reunion and learning more about Jasons motives for his choices. Hopefully, there will be more depth to come.

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5.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #35

Dec 4, 2017

The creative team is doing a pretty good job of writing a comic book with a classic feel and with class themes, they just don't seem to be writing a Wonder Woman book. I hope to see Diana taking an active role in her own book again.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #36

Dec 25, 2017

Jason could do with a little more sense, Diana could do with a small time-out, and things are definitely getting more interesting. With so many heavy-hitters on the field now though, my only concern is that Diana might get lost in this mix again.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #37

Jan 4, 2018

The Children of the Gods concluded with an issue that tied everything up well. Overall the arc was a good one, with the only real criticism of Diana being an almost secondary character for much of it. Now that this arc had concluded it will be interesting to see whether Diana plows headlong into another emotional rollercoaster of if she actually takes some time digest all shes been through in the last couple of arcs.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #38

Feb 5, 2018

This was a solid start to a story, despite the awkwardness of Jasons party shenanigans. Of all of the arcs since Ruckas run ended, this is the most promising. Im looking forward to the new take on Vanessa and how Diana is going to handle her troubled friend.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #39

Feb 17, 2018

The Silver Swan arc is still off to a good start, but its still just starting because of all of the side arc distractions. This still has potential to be one of the better recent arcs, well see what the finale brings.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #47

Jun 4, 2018

Most of the issue was taken up with a fight and the origin of Jason's armor. Still, the actual appearance of the Dark Gods at the end of the issue means we'll likely be getting some answers soon, as well as the rest of the story.

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5.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #48

Jun 20, 2018

This book has all the trappings of a story with some real potential. The Dark Gods are a little on the mustache-twirly side, but still a solid threat with an interesting build up. The guest stars make sense. The art is solid and keeps the story flowing. But this issue was a stall out for an already slow pace. And for whatever reason Robinson refuses to write Diana for more than a couple of pages in her own book. Maybe there is a master plan in here somewhere, but I cant find it.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #49

Jul 8, 2018

Overall this installment was a boost to the story and injected some much-needed life into things leading up to issue 50 and the conclusion of the Dark Gods attack. Ive ridden the book pretty hard about the over-use of Jason to the exclusion of Diana. To a lifelong Wonder Woman fan, this issue was a much better use of bothcharacters and a solid example of what Id want to see in Dianas solo book. I'm still not enamored with the story overall, but as an individual installment, this was much improved.

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5.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #50

Jul 20, 2018

After the last issue I held out some hope that the issue would make use of its oversized status to flesh out some meat to this story and make it a solid end to this run. Those hopes were quickly dashed, but at least Jason might be out of the picture for the time being. Hopefully, the next chapter of Wonder Woman will actually feature her.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #51

Aug 11, 2018

Overall a solid start for a new creative direction, well written and beautifully illustrated. Insights into the past glimpses into the future and a compelling story audiences can relate to on multiple levels. More, please.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #52

Aug 12, 2018

The Enemy of Both Sides is off to a great start with new faces and old frenemies, and with Wonder Woman taking center stage.

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9.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #53

Sep 1, 2018

Overall this was a solid issue with both the story and the art. Even as god-fatigued as I am right now, I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. Aztek and Artemis are both excellent guest stars for the story, and I'm looking forward to what's going to become of Diana's aunt.

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8.4
Wonder Woman (2016) #54

Sep 16, 2018

This book seems to continually struggle to find its way out of this loop of gods, corrupt rulers, and family in crisis. I'm hoping the next issue ties things together in a new way, and we don't see another case of Diana struggling with betrayal and loss.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #56

Oct 25, 2018

Overall this was a solid issue and a great continuation to part one of The Witching Hour. Im looking forward to the next issue to see how Diana copes with the curves coming at her.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #58

Nov 17, 2018

A new story starts with some literal earth-shaking and ends with some figurative heart-stopping. This story assumes some knowledge of Wonder Woman's world, but pretty basic knowledge, so it's a great jumping in point for new readers or a way back for people that are returning to the book. Overall a highly enjoyable issue and a great start for the new team.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #59

Dec 5, 2018

Overall a good issue, but not to the potential that this team is capable of. Im hoping that the story dives into deeper waters with the next installment but still an enjoyable read.

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8.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #60

Dec 19, 2018

Ares has yet to settle down to a point for this arc, but the bouncing around at least keeps Diana (and readers) on her toes. This creative team is keeping momentum better than some of the past efforts, here's hoping the book keeps its footing this time.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #61

Jan 31, 2019

Overall the arc is moving along at a good pace. I'm still not quite sure where we're headed, but this story has been a good turn for the book over previous arcs and promises to bring more excitement in the next issue.

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8.4
Wonder Woman (2016) #62

Feb 2, 2019

This has been one of the better arcs of late, starting strong and staying strong throughout. Overall the story ends well closing the arc while opening more questions, signaling new challenges and a new direction for Diana as she moves forward, an entertaining read and well worth picking up.

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8.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #63

Feb 18, 2019

This is probably the best shape the book has been in for years. I hope it continues and Diana gets the consistent excellent treatment she deserves.

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8.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #64

Mar 7, 2019

It remains to be seen if this arc will turn out to be a familiar tale or something with an original take, but either way the art and the writing are keeping things entertaining and a worthy read.

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8.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #66

Apr 2, 2019

This issue seems to jump tracks from last issues ending, but keeps everything heading toward the same overall direction. Another solid installment for the series.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #67

Apr 24, 2019

As a series, this book is in the best shape its been in for a long time, and is still highly recommended.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #68

Apr 25, 2019

This issue wraps up a good short arc and continues a deeper long game with the mystery of Themysciras fate. This is the best this book has felt in a while there is solid art, a long-term direction and real storytelling going on. Basically its everything a comic book should be.

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8.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #69

Apr 28, 2019

A new issue, a new storyline. Great art, great story, in short a great issue to pick up.

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8.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #70

Jun 20, 2019

The book has finally found a steady hand with Wilson and is steering its way through another enjoyable arc.

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8.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #71

Jun 22, 2019

Love Is a Battlefield winds down with Part 3, and has started to set up for the next story. A good time to jump in or to look forward to the conclusion of another well-written arc.

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8.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #72

Jun 24, 2019

This is the conclusion of the current story, but it's also more of an introduction to the next one. This is a good jumping on point as the fate of Themyscira is closer to being revealed.

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8.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #73

Aug 5, 2019

Overall an enjoyable read and interlude, particularly if you enjoy old school action comics.

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8.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #74

Aug 8, 2019

This issue had a lot of action, but not a lot of substance. Overall a good issue, but I'm hoping that next issue will give more substance to Themyscira's story.

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8.4
Wonder Woman (2016) #75

Aug 13, 2019

At the end of the day, this arc started strong, but ended without delivering much more than a few battles. I enjoyed the side stories leading up to the end much more, and those stories got more to the heart of who Diana is than the main one ultimately did. As an action story, it was fine, but I guess with the build up I expected.more.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) Annual #2

Jun 23, 2018

As a single issue, this is one of the better issues of late if for no other reason than Wonder Woman is the central figure throughout, a quality that has been missing in the regular series of late. But as an annual, the story was fairly sparse despite the extra pages. The artwork helped the book along, but as it was it was a confusing use of a special issue.

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10
Wonder Woman/Conan #1

Sep 23, 2017

This is what a comic should be fun but with depth, high adventure with heart. If this continues, this will indeed be a story for the ages.

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10
Wonder Woman/Conan #2

Oct 30, 2017

Overall the book is well-paced, dynamic, engaging and most of all " fun! Everything an action-adventure comic book should be. If you aren't reading this series, you should be!

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9.0
Wonder Woman/Conan #3

Dec 2, 2017

This book is turning out to be a real joy. This is one of the best crossover comics that I've read in some time. And this is a great book for both Wonder Woman and Conan. It's just so much fun, this is how comics should be.

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9.0
Wonder Woman/Conan #4

Dec 29, 2017

I'm still riding high on the quality of this book. If you have not been reading this series, you need to pick this issue up and the three before it. Now. I mean it, stop reading this and go get these books!

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9.0
Wonder Woman/Conan #5

Feb 6, 2018

This issue keeps up with the same high quality that the previous installments have had. Im looking forward to the final installment next issue, though Im not looking forward to the end of such a great book.

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