Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Book Therapy Reviews: 479
7.8Avg. Review Rating

8.0
47 Ronin #3

Mar 6, 2013

The 47 Ronin is a fantastic and well researched account for one of Japan's most famous stories. Richardson and Sakai have crafted something truly special. The 47 Ronin hasn't been for everyone, but if you enjoy the storytelling it has been a great ride 4/5

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10
47 Ronin #5

Jul 3, 2013

47 Ronin has been nothing short of phenomenal. Richardson and Sakai retell the story with respect to the original while still offering up a fresh take. It ends with a bang.

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9.0
A Voice In The Dark #1

Sep 5, 2013

Taylor proves he's a skilled writer and artist well beyond his years over the course of 30 odd pages. Make no mistake, this is a dark and mature book but it's something that reaches well beyond those genre labels. It's easy to see why Taylor's story got picked up by Top Cow. Get in on the ground floor of this sure to be hit.

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9.0
A Voice In The Dark #2

Dec 18, 2013

A Voice In The Dark is a grim, gritty, and often chilling look at the dark side of human nature. This takes all the dramatics and struggle of shows like Dexter and Criminal Minds and puts it in a comic book wrapping. Taylor has really pulled readers in with the first two issues and it will be interesting to see where he takes readers from there.

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8.0
A Voice In The Dark #4

Feb 19, 2014

A Voice in the Dark is a really dramatic and gripping story that defies labels. This is a great character series with a nice hook. It seems like we're about to dive into the recent string of murders as well as what Zoey's been doing during her 'relapse' moments.

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8.0
A Voice In The Dark #5

Mar 19, 2014

A Voice in the Dark is still flying under a lot of people's radars, and it astounds me. This is a unique book that's well worth picking up. Taylor presents a thinking man's story full of rich characters.

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8.0
A Voice In The Dark #6

Apr 16, 2014

A Voice In The Dark is a dramatic and heavy story that feels like a TV show in comic book form. There isn't much of The Killing Game left to play, so it will be fascinating to see where Taylor takes things.

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9.0
A Voice In The Dark #7

May 23, 2014

Taylor ends his first arc in style. Things that have been built up are resolved, but a new thread is left dangling to entice readers into returning when things start back up. There are still some unanswered questions, but it looks like things are starting to become connected.

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8.0
Accelerators #1

May 24, 2013

The Accelerators is a new take on a familiar genre. Porto and company present a unique story that adds some fun new twists on time travel in comics. Enough is laid out to give the reader a rough idea of what's going on, but the overall mystery will pull you in and leave you wanting more. You can click here to check out the book. 4/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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10
Afterlife With Archie #4

Mar 5, 2014

Afterlife with Archie is the series your friends have been telling you about, and if you're not onboard already you need to be. Aguirre-Sacasa and Francavilla have combined to present an incredible story that does something fresh and incredibly exciting with the world of Archie.

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10
Afterlife With Archie #5

May 14, 2014

Afterlife With Archie is five for five when it comes to stellar issues. The first arc ends on an interesting note and leaves you dying to see what comes next. Afterlife With Archie has passed from a surprise hit over these last few months to just an all-around solid hit.

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10
Afterlife With Archie #6

Jul 23, 2014

Afterlife With Archie has been a series that has gotten a lot of people talking, but this is the issue that will have EVERYONE talking. Aguirre-Sacasa and Francavilla have begun their second arc in style, and it will be thrilling to see where it goes from here.

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10
American Vampire Anthology #1

Aug 29, 2013

This review is a little more vague than usual, but it's because you deserve to go into the anthology completely fresh. Whether you've read every single issue of American Vampire or this is your first time stepping into the world, there's something here for you. I've occasionally journeyed to this corner of the Vertigo universe, but this anthology featuring a murderers' row of writers and artists make me want to go back and read it all.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #25

Nov 27, 2013

Johns writes a cracking finale. He wraps up most all of the Aquaman strings left dangling over the 25 issues and special crossover event with the Justice League. It's a fitting conclusion that puts Aquaman in a good place for incoming writer Jeff Parker and really does more to establish Aquaman as a formidable hero and top tier DC hero.

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8.0
Army Of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash #1

Jul 24, 2013

If you're a big fan of Cassie, Ash, or both, you're absolutely going to love this team-up. Seely's introductions get all the set-up out of the way and it looks like it's going to be hacking and chainsaw slashing action the rest of the way.

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9.0
Army Of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash #5

Jan 29, 2014

Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash takes a surprising and thrilling turn that leaves you hungry for the next issue. The entire event has been handled well, but the next to last installment really kicks things up in spectacular fashion for the big finale.

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9.0
Army Of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash #6

Feb 26, 2014

Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash is one of those rare crossovers that gives each property equal weight and still manages to tell a well-rounded story that means something. When Ash and Cassie part ways, their adventures are going to still have meaning. This isn't a one and done thing. Seeley does a great job bringing back his series while getting a really good handle on Ash.

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8.0
Ash and the Army of Darkness #1

Oct 30, 2013

Ash is back and he's better than ever.

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5.0
Ash and the Army of Darkness #2

Dec 4, 2013

There's a pretty solid story here but everything else feels like a misstep. Niles does appear to be laying out the groundwork for what looks to be a good story. The art doesn't do much service to the written word though. The characters are spot on, but everything else could use a little polish.

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4.0
Ash and the Army of Darkness #4

Feb 19, 2014

Ash and the Army of Darkness is a series I desperately wanted to love. Steve Niles is a fantastic writer and the first issue showed a lot of promise and a well-constructed plot, but things just don't quite come together in the subsequent issues. There is still a lot of promise with this series and a few signs of brilliance, but it needs a really good polish. I'm not giving up just yet and I don't think you should either.

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4.0
Ash and the Army of Darkness #5

Apr 2, 2014

Ash and the Army of Darkness is a book that has a lot of promise, but it never seems to completely come together. Niles has written a very intriguing story that feels very faithful to the source material, but the execution has been a little clunky. Niles has really tightened things up the last few issues, but the art ends up tripping the rest of the work up.

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8.0
Bad Ass #1

Jan 22, 2014

Bad Ass is funny, irreverent, actin-packed, and totally lives up to its title. This is a rocking introduction to the character and it will be interesting to see where things go from here.

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8.0
Bad Ass #2

Feb 19, 2014

Bad Ass is a really fun story about a despicable character with no real redeemable qualities. Dead End isn't someone we should like at all, but we can't help wanting to see what he does next. We've got two issues left and I for one can't wait to see what insane development happens next.

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8.0
Bad Ass #3

Mar 19, 2014

This one is a little faster and a little more flashback heavy, but Bad Ass is still a really fun and funny story. With one issue left, it's going to be interesting to see what the final twist is.

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8.0
Bad Ass #4

Apr 16, 2014

Bad Ass has lived up to its name, but the ending sets a little funny. There is still a lot of room left to explore in this world, and hopefully we see that one day.

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8.0
Batman (2011) #21

Jun 12, 2013

Snyder and Capullo live up to what they've been preaching about this new story. They go big and offer up a fresh and new take on the New 52 Batman. It pays homage to what came before and is chocked full of Easter Eggs, but it does something different. They start off strong and promise something great with this huge new storyline.

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10
Batman and Robin (2011) #18

Mar 13, 2013

This issue deserves all the praise it will undoubtedly receive. I go as far to say this is the definitive issue for the fallout surrounding Robin's death. You have Batman and Alfred completely devastated, but carrying on because they have to. Pick this one up. Easiest time I've had giving a grade in a while.

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9.0
Batman: Eternal #1

Apr 10, 2014

Batman Eternal is off to a fantastic start. There are a lot of detractors who are understandably leery of a weekly series, but if this is the level of quality that we'll get for 52 straight weeks, then it's worth checking out.

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6.0
Ben 10 #1

Nov 20, 2013

If you're a Ben 10 fan you're going to get a great new adventure. If you're a casual viewer, much like myself, you'll still get enough to enjoy here. This isn't the cleanest jumping on point, but you'll be able to follow along.

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10
Black Dynamite #1

Jan 15, 2014

Black Dynamite is the funkiest comic out there. This is a genre book, just like the film and TV series, aimed at a more mature audience. If this kind of thing is even remotely in your wheelhouse, I think you're going to dig it. And that ain't no jive.

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6.0
Black Dynamite #2

May 7, 2014

Black Dynamite uses this issue to settle into the story we'll be seeing for the next two issues, and it serves as a pretty good transition on the whole. With the story now defined, it looks like it's time to have some fun.

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10
Black Dynamite #3

Jul 9, 2014

Black Dynamite gets his groove back this month. This is a really irreverent and fun series that gives Black Dynamite fans what they want. If you're predisposed to the humor, tone, and settings of things the Black Dynamite franchise plays on, you're going to love this.

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8.0
Brain Boy #0

Dec 11, 2013

If you're not up to date on Brain Boy this is a perfect time to hop in. Even if you're up to date and missed the Dark Horse Present story, pick this one up.

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10
Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #1

Jun 12, 2013

Everything Steve Niles touches is magic. Breath of Bones is a wonderful and emotional story that puts a little twist on events we already know. Niles and company have this scheduled for three issues, and I'm definitely coming along for the ride. 5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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10
Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #2

Jul 10, 2013

Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem isn't an action story as it's billed to be, it's an emotional story that just happens to have some action. That's not a bad thing. The two issues prove it's actually a great thing. Things can end in three issues, but with each page you wish there was more.

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10
Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #3

Aug 14, 2013

Niles and Wachter have presented something incredible and will surely win many much deserved awards and accolades for the miniseries.

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10
Buddy Cops One-Shot #1

Mar 13, 2013

Buddy Cops is a laugh-a-minute rollercoaster ride that I want to get on again. I'm not sure it would work as an ongoing, but we definitely need to check back in on the duo every so often. Cosby and Shaner has a lot of fun with Buddy Cops, and so does the reader 5/5

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7.0
Captain Midnight #2

Aug 28, 2013

Captain Midnight is an above average reintroduction to an old hero. The groundwork has been laid out, we know our character, and the evil is defined. There starts to be a little punch to the story near the conclusion, so it looks like all of the necessary work is done and the story can really take off. Captain Midnight definitely warrants a return trip, but it doesn't knock your socks off just yet.

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8.0
Captain Midnight #3

Sep 25, 2013

A lot of exciting things are set up for future stories and it will be interesting to see where Williamson takes Captain Midnight next.

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7.0
Captain Midnight #4

Oct 30, 2013

Captain Midnight is still flying high.

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8.0
Captain Midnight #7

Jan 22, 2014

Captain Midnight starts to let us in on the secrets this month. Some of the big questions are answered but even bigger ones are raised. As we start a new section of the Captain's adventures, it looks like we're in for some thrills.

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9.0
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #2

Jul 30, 2014

Now that the set-up is out of the way, Super Secret Crisis War really cuts loose and becomes something fun and different from a lot of other crossover event comics. If the team keeps this level up for the remainder of the miniseries, this will quickly become something you can't miss.

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6.0
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #3

Aug 27, 2014

Super Secret Crisis War is still a bright explosion of fun, but this month feels a little more formulaic than thrilling. We're just at the hallway point, and it looks like things are getting pretty big next month, so hopefully this is just a small stumble in an otherwise great race.

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8.0
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #4

Sep 24, 2014

Super Secret Crisis War has been just flat out fun, and this issue is no different. A giant fight with some story development makes this a smooth ride. Simonson and company are having a lot of fun, and it translates to the reader. Bring on the next round!

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6.0
Chaos #1

May 7, 2014

If you've been a fan of the characters and the universe, you'll find a lot to love with Seeley's story. If you're unfamiliar with the world, you'll have to spend a little more time making the connections. There is more than enough here to grab your attention and keep you entertained regardless of your level of knowledge. This is a fast teaser of what's to come more than anything.

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5.0
Chaos #2

Jun 4, 2014

Chaos is one that longtime fans of the various characters will love, but new readers will be left trying to piece together what they can about the characters and backstories. This is a fun horror series, but hopefully Seeley starts exploring the characters instead of just showing us a string of events leading up to the possible apocalypse.

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6.0
Chin Music #1

May 8, 2013

Chin Music #1 is a beautiful looking book that features a story that is a complete mystery. It's not necessarily a bad book, it's just light on a few details you'd hope to get in a first issue. Niles is a great storyteller, and you can definitely see some of his trademarks in the book. It's an interesting story that I really want to learn more about 3/5

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7.0
Clone #8

Jun 26, 2013

Clone #8 is continues the story and offers up a few more ideas, but it feels like more of a downbeat compared with the previous issues.

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6.0
Clone #9

Jul 24, 2013

Clone is still a great story, the pacing is just too quick for this particular issue. It makes everything feel fast and frantic like it's supposed to be, but you're left wanting to see a little more of certain story segments. Overall though, it is fast, fun, and action packed.

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10
Codename: Action #1

Sep 4, 2013

Codename: Action is an amazing start to what promises to be a great series. Roberson brings his Mask magic to the comic about a 60s toy. This may be the best James Bond movie not about James Bond you'll ever see.

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8.0
Codename: Action #2

Oct 2, 2013

Codename Action is a great series that gives us the espionage action of James Bond with a great pulp twist.

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8.0
Codename: Action #3

Nov 13, 2013

Codename Action is an incredibly fun book with a fast and thrilling story. Roberson combines spies and pulp heroes with ease. Overall I have to say Roberson struck gold for Dynamite again.

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10
Codename: Action #4

Dec 18, 2013

Codename Action is firing on all cylinders this month. Roberson delivers more of the fun and sleekness of the series in a big way with #4. If the final two issues are as good as this one, the finale will be huge.

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10
Codename: Action #5

Feb 5, 2014

The only negative about Codename Action #5 is that it's the final issue. With jetpacks, pulp icons, and super spies, there's nothing not to love here. I hope this is only the end for now.

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4.0
Cryptozoic Man #1

Oct 9, 2013

Cryptozoic Man is an interesting story with some cool creatures, but the story leaves you scratching your head.

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3.0
Cryptozoic Man #2

Nov 27, 2013

There's a fine line between a deep story with complex moving parts and sheer nonsense. Cryptozoic Man straddles that line for all it's worth. It still has some moments of brilliance though. If you're a big Comic Book Men Fan (and I am strangely enough) or a fan of really, really weird monster stories this one is for you. They need someone to polish this up badly. Hopefully the last two pull things together. I'd say it's a safe bet that this one will read much better when taken as a whole.

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5.0
Cryptozoic Man #3

Jan 8, 2014

I'm starting to understand what's going on here in the broadest of sense, but I still feel like you have to either be completely lit or hold a doctorate in philosophy if you want to completely understand this. The first two issues almost made me give up, but the third is showing promising signs for the finale.

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3.0
Cryptozoic Man #4

Feb 26, 2014

Cryptozoic Man has been a series with a lot of squandered potential. I'm not exactly sure what happened and I read it all together several times. The final pages says "End"?" and I can only hope the answer is a loud "Yes!"

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7.0
Dark Shadows Year One #1

Apr 18, 2013

This series should easily please Dark Shadows fans. As someone whose knowledge of Dark Shadows is based on the recent movie and a few episodes of the TV show, it seems to fit in perfectly with the latter's style. There's enough her to appease the old fans and an interesting story to draw in new readers. It's a solid first issue, but it doesn't knock your socks off. There's more than enough to warrant a return trip though.

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7.0
Dark Shadows Year One #3

Jun 19, 2013

Andreyko writes another great issue that explores Barnabas Collins and his descent into madness. The story, as I said, is a bit of a slow burn but it has really been building. Dark Shadows fans new and old really have a treat with this one. There have been three solid issues, but I'm still waiting for that one big moment to give the book a little punch.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) #19

Apr 3, 2013

Detective Comics #19 offers enough bang to warrant the $7.99 price tag. While it doesn't feel as grand as you'd expect a 900th issue to feel, it offers more than enough extras to make it a worthy addition to your buy pile. There's a lot set up for the future of the Bat related books, so it will be interesting to see how it unfolds 4/5

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #27

Jan 9, 2014

As comic fans we shell out money for anniversary issues and the like all the time, but Detective Comics #27 is one you will not regret. 96 pages for the cost essentially 2 comics isn't a bad price considering everything that's included. If you're a Batman fan this is a no brainer. It's really good even if you're not a bat-maniac.

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6.0
Dexter's Laboratory #1

Apr 30, 2014

Dexter Laboratory throws you in to a new adventure with the boy-genius, but it doesn't quite knock you off your feet. There's definitely enough to warrant a return trip to the lab thanks to that ending.

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6.0
Dexter's Laboratory #2

May 21, 2014

Dexter's Laboratory has two issues left, and it looks like that's where things will really kick in. Fridolfs has a good handle on the characters and he's setting them up for something that could do something fresh and new. For now it's still an enjoyable read though.

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7.0
Dexter's Laboratory #3

Jun 11, 2014

Dexter's Laboratory starts to have a little more fun this month. Fridolfs has given us a story that really explores Dexter's character and what he truly thinks of his sister. The finale is coming up, and it seems to be setting itself up for something major.

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8.0
Dexter's Laboratory #4

Jul 2, 2014

Dexter's Laboratory ends on a high note. Fridolfs and company tell a nice short story about Dexter and Dee Dee and their rather complicated relationship. Fans of the original series will love the big finale.

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8.0
Dinosaurs Attack! #1

Jul 17, 2013

IDW couldn't have picked a better time for dinosaurs to attack. With Pacific Rim leaving people clamoring for giant monsters attacking, Dinosaurs Attack! steps in to give us what we want. This is big 80s, cheesy, B-movie, sci-fi done right.

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5.0
Dinosaurs Attack! #2

Aug 21, 2013

Dinosaurs Attack #2 is a visual feast, but the story leaves you hungry.

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5.0
Dinosaurs Attack! #3

Sep 25, 2013

Dinosaurs Attack is still a fun story wrapped in a retro shell, but it could use some tuning up.

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6.0
Dinosaurs Attack! #4

Oct 30, 2013

This is a guilty pleasure book. There's not a lot of meat on the bone, but what's there is fun.

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5.0
Doberman #2

Aug 13, 2014

Doberman #2 is a funny story that's just a bit too much on the nose when it comes to the type of stories it's parodying. The story gives way to clich and "loose cannon cop" moments, but it seems like this is just a small stumble in what appears to be a really witty and creative series.

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6.0
Doberman #3

Sep 17, 2014

This comic is like Doberman himself, a little rough around the edges but still pretty cool. This is a weird, wacky, and often hilarious comic that seems to be finding its feet fairly early on. It will be interesting to see what ol' Doberman does next.

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5.0
Doc Savage #1

Dec 11, 2013

Doc Savage may be the Man of Bronze, but his first issue packs a punch of aluminum. Chris Roberson does pulp fantastically well, but this first issue feels like a quick one-shot before things really get rolling. Some may lament the 'men standing around and talking' heavy story though they would be wrong in that assessment. That's Doc Savage and that's pulp. It's actually much deeper than 'standing around and talking' anyway. There's enough here to warrant a return with the writer and artist getting along together really well, but there needs to be a little more bite to the story.

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6.0
Doc Savage #2

Jan 22, 2014

Doc Savage is a great piece of nostalgia, but if you're not already a big fan of the good doctor you probably won't get your fancy tickled. Roberson has crafted an intriguing story but hopefully we start to see what makes Doc such a classic hero beyond just being a smart guy who shows up in time.

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6.0
Doc Savage #3

Feb 26, 2014

Doc Savage is starting to build up to be something exciting. This issue loses that one-shot feel and finally starts to break open the character of Doc Savage.

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7.0
Doc Savage #4

Mar 26, 2014

Doc Savage is really starting to come together. The series felt like a series of one-shots in the beginning, but now things are starting to tie together and carry a little more weight. Roberson has a good handle on the characters, so it's nice to see the different decades starting to bring an overarching story together.

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6.0
Doc Savage #6

Jun 4, 2014

Doc Savage promises big developments with each finale, but so far it's just continuing to build. Hopefully it all boils over and things start coming together in the final issues. It's still an enjoyable series, but Doc Savage is the Man of Bronze with a punch of copper.

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7.0
Doc Savage #7

Jul 9, 2014

Doc Savage has really picked up and showed what has been going on for the past few months. Roberson has been playing the long game and it looks like he'll finish strong. Some may have tapped out earlier, but hopefully they'll come back in for the finale. Hopefully Roberson can really bring it home.

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8.0
Doc Savage #8

Jul 30, 2014

Doc Savage goes out on a high note. Roberson has clearly been working on something he loves, and it really translates in the finale.

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8.0
Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult #1

May 28, 2014

Doctor Spektor is easily the most obscure of Dynamite's Gold Key characters, but Waid and company do a brilliant job of updating the good doctor and introducing him for a new age. Waid already has a hit at Dynamite with Green Hornet, and it looks like he can soon add Doctor Spektor as well.

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8.0
Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult #2

Jul 2, 2014

Doctor Spektor is crazy and a little more out there this month, but the last few pages makes it worth it all. Waid has set up an interesting story that could have huge ramifications for the rest of the new Gold Key comics.

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7.0
Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult #3

Aug 20, 2014

Doctor Spektor has quickly become the most important story in the new Gold Key universe. This is a series that will likely have repercussions from here on out. This issue throws it all out there, but the duel artists take some getting used to.

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8.0
Doctor Who Classics Series 5 #4

Sep 18, 2013

These stories offer up three very different types of Doctor adventures and give you a little taste of what that time period was like.

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8.0
Doctor Who Classics Series 5 #5

Oct 2, 2013

Doctor Who Classics lives up to its name every month.

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #7

Mar 27, 2013

Fialkov crafts a fun story that develops at breakneck speed. It's a fun ride that gives the series some kick after a few slower paced stories. A fun story with historical elements and great art makes for an intriguing Doctor Who story 4/5

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #8

Apr 17, 2013

Fialkov writes a fast paced action-packed Doctor Who story that uses a fan-favorite alien menace well. I'm a hard one to please when it comes to Doctor Who comics, but I really enjoyed Fialkov's adventure. With a strong script and good art, this is one even the toughest of critics will enjoy.

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #9

May 22, 2013

The first issue of a big four part story should set things up and grab your attention so you want to come back for the rest of the story. Diggle does that and does it well. He presents a fresh story that brings a new companion in and puts her at the forefront of the action. 4/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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7.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #10

Jun 19, 2013

We get the story progression we need for this large four-part story. It has a big reveal you may have been able to guess, but we get more information than action this time. It's a solid issue and seems to set up bigger things for the two remaining entries.

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #12

Aug 14, 2013

This is easily my favorite Doctor Who story from Andy Diggle. He puts in a ton of moments that will please longtime Whovians and wraps up his yearlong arc in style.

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9.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #13

Sep 18, 2013

Dead Man's Hand looks to be an incredibly fun and intriguing story mixing a lot of things that make Doctor Who so great.

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8.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #14

Oct 23, 2013

This is good ol' Doctor Who at its finest.

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9.0
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #15

Nov 27, 2013

Tony Lee pulls off a great story with a stellar 50th Anniversary Easter egg or two to boot. Dead Man's Hand has been a thrilling adventure and it looks like things are going to end with a bang. Tony Lee is a man who always gives fans' what they want.

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10
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #16

Dec 4, 2013

Tony Lee caps off a stellar Doctor Who run in style. He brings things full circle and brings the IDW chapter of Who to a close while still offering a great end to his four-part story. The writer's final two pages contains a fitting speech from The Doctor about the story and it makes you realize only Tony Lee, the man who delivered some of the best IDW Doctor Who stories in the six year run, could end things in such a manner.

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6.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #2

Feb 27, 2013

As a huge 2nd Doctor fan, this doesn't quite feel like a Troughton adventure. It's a fun ride, but it feels like an average story and not the huge event it should be. With Jaime relegated to a second string character, everything just feels off. The Tiptons have 9 more Doctors to go, so hopefully the others get their due diligence 3/5

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9.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #4

Apr 17, 2013

I may be a hard reviewer to please when it comes to the Prisoners of Time, but this issue more than does what it should. It's a great adventure that feels like it belongs on the TV screen. The Fourth Doctor and Leela are captured perfectly. If the last eight issues are like this one, then this will turn out to be a truly epic celebration.

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10
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #6

Jun 25, 2013

The Tiptons give readers a lesson of why the 6th Doctor dominated in comics. A combination of a strong script and art from the legendary John Ridgway make Prisoners in Time #6 and absolute must get. All of my previous gripes about the companions are wiped away as Peri and Frobisher get their fair share of the action. Prisoners of Time shows why Doctor Who makes for a fantastic comic.

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6.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #7

Jul 24, 2013

Seeing all the classic Doctor's get their time to shine in new stories is absolutely thrilling. It is getting a big formulaic. The Sixth Doctor story broke the cycle, but it starts back up with Seven. It will be interesting to see if the final few Doctors break the chain and start making heads or tails of the larger mystery.

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6.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #8

Aug 28, 2013

The Tipton's present a great "lost adventure" for the 8th Doctor that really lays more groundwork for the big reveal to come.

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9.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #9

Oct 2, 2013

Prisoners of Time finally reveals the mysterious villain behind the whole thing, and it does not disappoint.

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10
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #11

Nov 13, 2013

This is the issue we've been waiting for. The Doctor has pieced everything together and he has found his companions. Whether he can save them or not remains to be seen.

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7.0
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #12

Nov 20, 2013

Prisoners of Time has been a rocky ride, but it finishes in a fun fashion. It gives you what you wanted and what you expected, but it also wraps up a really intriguing story by bringing back Adam. It hasn't been consistent and it ends in a bit of a rush, but it has had some great art.

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7.0
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2

Aug 27, 2014

Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #2 is a solid Doctor Who story that fans should find plenty of things to love within. There's something about it that feels slightly odd, but it may just be the newness of it all. The Doctor is back, and it will be exciting to see where Abadzis and company take us now that the threat is defined.

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8.0
Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher #1

May 15, 2013

Corben crafts a spooky story that may just top the Poe original. With a combination story that fits together seamlessly and some creepy artwork, this is one for Poe fans new and old. Corben has done something unique, so it will be interesting to see how the last part pays off 4/5

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6.0
Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher #2

Jun 19, 2013

Corben's House of Usher was a good story, but it feels like it should have just been collected into one book. The finale happens rather quickly and doesn't feel like a full meal. It will benefit greatly if you read it all at once.

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10
Five Weapons #2

Mar 27, 2013

Five Weapons is a one of the most fun books I've read in a while. Robinson has created a world with some familiar elements that he really gets to play around with. It's really an all-ages read that both adults and younger readers will enjoy 5/5

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9.0
Five Weapons #3

Apr 24, 2013

Five Weapons is one of the most colorful and fun new comics out there. With two issues left, it will be interesting to see how Robinson wraps up the story threads dangling about right now. Five Weapons is well worth picking up 4.5/5

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9.0
Five Weapons #5

Jul 3, 2013

Five Weapons is a story with a lot of heart and a lot more action. It's something fresh and different, and luckily it looks like we might be getting some more. Robinson will have a lot to live up to with whatever comes next, but I think he's up for the challenge.

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9.0
Flash Gordon #1

Apr 9, 2014

Flash Gordon #1 is just a flat-out great comic. Parker, Shaner, and Bellaire hit the ground running and offer up a great taste of what's in store from here on out.

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8.0
Flash Gordon #3

Jun 25, 2014

Flash Gordon is just flat-out fun. Parker and company's sense of fun and excitement at making this book really rubs off on the reader and makes the entire experience a true joy. In a world of grim and gritty comics and remakes, it's nice to have a comic that's so unapologetically fun.

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8.0
Flash Gordon #4

Aug 6, 2014

Flash Gordon continues to be a series you cannot miss.

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8.0
Flash Gordon #5

Aug 27, 2014

Flash Gordon continues to please on all fronts. Parker and company take things back down a notch to allow for some straight space faring intrigue, but things are continuing to build in the fight against Ming. Unsurprisingly, the next leg of Gordon's journey is off to a great start.

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10
Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #3

Apr 16, 2014

Frankenstein Alive, Alive is a story fans of the dark and grim will love, though it may take some time to get your fix. Whether you hold off and wait until it's complete, or read it whenever it comes out, this is one series that demands your attention. The third time took a while, but it's still a charm.

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7.0
Furious #1

Jan 29, 2014

Furious explores some deep themes under the disguise of a superhero story. There's enough new ground tread in the debut issue to make sure you return.

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3.0
Gate-Way #1

Jan 15, 2014

Gate-Way is a comic that just happens. There's no real emotion to it and we never connect to the main characters. It has an interesting premise and starts to lay out an intriguing story, but there's no real punch to any of it. This is slated as a mini-series, so maybe the best is yet to come.

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8.0
Ghostbusters #14

Mar 26, 2014

Mass Hysteria is shaping up to be one of the best Ghostbusters stories yet. We're in the anniversary year and there's talk of Ghostbusters 3 happening, but this is the thing you should be checking out. Next month will have a lot of people talking. I guarantee it.

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7.0
Godzilla: Cataclysm #1

Aug 13, 2014

Godzilla Cataclysm sets up a very interesting story with what looks to be an impressive roster of monsters. The first issue isn't quite a knock-out punch, but it provides just enough to whet the appetite and demand your attention when issue #2 rolls around.

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9.0
Godzilla: Cataclysm #2

Sep 17, 2014

Godzilla really lets loose this month. Bunn, Wachter, and Mowry give us want we want and a little more. The first issue was a nice enough teaser, but the second outing is where things really get going in big and exciting ways.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #21

Jun 5, 2013

All of reader's doubts about a new creative team should be laid to rest with the first issue. It's not a completely perfect issue, but it is definitely a home run. Geoff Johns reinvented the wheel when it came to GL, but it looks like Venditti is a suitable heir to the throne"or power ring as it were.

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7.0
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1

Oct 2, 2013

If you're a fan of grindhouse cinema, Quentin Tarantino, and everything else you can lump into that group this one is for you.

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10
Half Past Danger #1

May 22, 2013

Half Past Danger is all the way past amazing. Mooney knocks it out of the park with his first writing effort. The story is good and sets things up well, but the art sets it over the top. This series definitely has my attention and it should have yours as well. 5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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10
Half Past Danger #3

Jul 17, 2013

Half Past Danger is one of the most fun comics you will read. It's a WWII movie with a dash of Indiana Jones and the budget and action of a Michael Bay film (that should be taken as a compliment in this instance). Mooney hooked readers in with issue one, and it's been a nonstop joy ride ever since.

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9.0
Half Past Danger #4

Aug 14, 2013

Half Past Danger has quickly become one of my favorite comics. There are two issues left, but I don't want it to end. Go out and pick up Half Past Danger now and thank me later.

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10
Half Past Danger #5

Sep 18, 2013

Half Past Danger has been a consistently thrilling read month in and month out.

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7.0
Halo: Initiation #1

Aug 14, 2013

Halo: Initiation #1 is a great introduction to a story a lot of fans have been waiting to see. The story about the Spartan-IV program leading up to Halo 4 is a fantastic story for Dark Horse to tell in their first Halo comic book installment. If you're a hardcore fan or just an average gamer, you'll love Initiation.

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6.0
Indestructible #1

Dec 11, 2013

Indestructible is a witty, unique, and often hilarious take on fame and what a hero really is. This is a story where a character in odd circumstances enters into an even odder world. There's a lot here to like, but there is room to polish things up and expand on a few of the story's points. This one warrants a return for sure.

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7.0
Indestructible #2

Jan 15, 2014

Indestructible explores the world of superheroes in a fresh and interesting way. There's a super villain plot in play but it's not quite clear yet. Greg's story is really enjoyable, but hopefully the two narrative threads start tying together a little more closely.

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8.0
Indestructible #3

Feb 5, 2014

Indestructible has been a fun series, but this issue is where things really start to click. With some comedy, action, and really weighty character work, there's a lot to like here. The explosive finale will make you anxious for what comes next too.

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6.0
Indestructible #4

Mar 12, 2014

Indestructible is still a fun and enjoyable series, but some of the themes and story elements are continually hit upon a little too hard to remind you how crazy the whole thing is. It seems this issue serves as a pivot, so I expect we'll be back to brass tacks soon.

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6.0
Indestructible #5

Apr 9, 2014

Indestructible is still beating you over the head with one or two themes and story points, but Kristensen starts to attack things from a different, and refreshing, angle. With a new writer and artist onboard, this is very much an adjustment issue. It works well and has humor, but hopefully we start to see another side of the story soon.

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5.0
Indestructible #7

Jul 2, 2014

Indestructible has lost a little steam, but it looks like Kristensen and company are setting something big up when it comes People's Choice Awards time. I'm not ready to give up on this series just yet, but it needs a little more kick.

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7.0
Indestructible #8

Sep 3, 2014

Indestructible is back on track this month. Kristensen seems to answer some of the complaints laid at the series with a storyline that ups the stakes and puts Greg in a much bigger situation than he's ever had to confront before. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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6.0
Jack Kraken One Shot #1

May 14, 2014

Jack Kraken is a quick one-shot that brings three stories reintroducing Seeley's creation to comic book readers.

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6.0
Jinnrise #2

Feb 20, 2013

Jinnrise is a little rough, but it is promising. The first issue was explosive and quick, but the second one attempts to flesh the backstory out a little. Awan shows promise in several areas, but there is some work to be done with the script. With enough explosions to excite Michael Bay, Jinnrise may be one of the first popcorn action movies in comic book form 3/5

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5.0
Jinnrise #4

Apr 24, 2013

Jinnrise is a comic with a great concept and a huge amount of potential. There are improvements with each issue, but the script really needs to be tightened up. Awan has some great ideas, and hopefully Hartman on script assist and the editor can help make sure everything is reigned in and streamlined. I love the art and the story is good, it just needs to sand the rough edges 2.5/5

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7.0
Judge Dredd #17

Mar 12, 2014

The Dark Judges have finally arrived, and now we get to say hello. This issue gives us the thumbnail sketch of the characters, and now Swierczynski can let them loose.

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8.0
Judge Dredd #18

Apr 9, 2014

Swierczynski and company have started to lay out one of the most exciting Dredd stories yet with American Way of Death. Things are dark, gritty, serious, and violent. You don't get much better than that when it comes to Dredd.

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8.0
Judge Dredd #19

May 14, 2014

The American Way of Death shows no signs of letting up. With only one installment left, Dredd and company are in for the biggest fight of their lives.

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6.0
Judge Dredd #20

Jul 9, 2014

An America Way Of Death is a story full of big ideas, and they don't all run their course in the finale. While this issue says it's the conclusion, hopefully we get some follow-up. There are more Dark Judges now, and they need their chance to shine.

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9.0
Judge Dredd #21

Jul 16, 2014

Judge Dredd #21 offers up a story that answers a few questions from last month and does it in incredible style. Pierce's Judge Death is worth the price of admission alone. Hopefully we see a lot more of the Dark Judges and Pierce bringing their nefarious adventures to life.

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8.0
Judge Dredd #22

Aug 20, 2014

Judge Dredd keeps the Dark Judges story going with an intriguing new arc that raises the stakes all around. Judge Death and the other Dark Judges are down, but they're not out. It will be exciting to see what Swierczynski and company throw at us next.

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8.0
Judge Dredd: Anderson Psi-Division #1

Aug 13, 2014

Smith and Critchlow get Judge Anderson's solo adventures off to a great start. If you've been enjoying IDW's Judge Dredd but want something with a slightly different flavor, this is definitely one to check out.

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8.0
Judge Dredd: Classics #1

Jul 10, 2013

It's easy to see why this story makes it into all "essential Judge Dredd" lists. It's a fantastic and action-packed prologue that shows Dredd at his best. Yes, he blasts away bad guys and scowls, but he also fights hard to save his city and ultimately serve justice.

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10
Judge Dredd: Classics #2

Aug 28, 2013

Judge Dredd Classics is quintessential Judge Dredd purchase. Even if you've read these stories, with Kirchoff's amazing color work you'll see them in an entirely new light. Judge Dredd has gotten a lot of attention since his latest movie, and IDW is giving fans a great selection of comics to continue his adventures.

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9.0
Judge Dredd: Classics #3

Sep 25, 2013

Whether you've been with Judge Dredd since the beginning or just recently, this is one you absolutely have to pick up.

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10
Judge Dredd: Classics #7

Dec 31, 2013

I say once more, this book is called Judge Dredd Classics for a reason.

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9.0
Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #1

Jan 22, 2014

Judge Dredd Mega-City Two is a great start to what looks to be a great Dredd story. It's odd, it's flashy, and it has a really meaty story. This is one you should definitely pay attention to.

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9.0
Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #2

Feb 5, 2014

This is a bizarre story that puts Dredd in some new situations. A strong story mixed with some stellar art makes this one you don't want to miss.

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8.0
Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #3

Apr 2, 2014

Judge Dredd Mega-City Two is like no other Dredd story out there, and you can't help but love it. With only a few more issues to go, it will be interesting to see where Wolk and company take Dredd next.

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9.0
Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #4

Apr 30, 2014

Judge Dredd Mega-City Two offers up its most outrageous story yet. This is a different type of Dredd book, and this issue shows why more than any other. With one installment left, it will be incredibly interesting to see how Wolk and company put a bow on it.

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9.0
Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #5

Jun 4, 2014

Hopefully we see more of Wolk and Farinas in the Judge Dredd world. They got in and told a quick, entertaining, and funny Dredd story that shows a different side of Mega-City One's best Judge. The team leaves you wanting more, and that's actually a good thing in this case.

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10
Judge Dredd: Year One #2

Apr 24, 2013

This is the best Judge Dredd story I've read in some time. You get all the stuff you'd expect in a Year One story, but you also get an amazing action-packed Judge Dredd story. Smith has truly outdone himself with this one. I take back my doubts about this one from last month. 5/5

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8.0
Judge Dredd: Year One #3

Jun 19, 2013

Judge Dredd: Year One proves yet again it's a pure, unadulterated Judge Dredd story. You get your Year One elements, but overall it's a great story featuring everyone's scowling lawman. Smith and company have offered up a great new look at Dredd. They've laid out a lot of things and it will be interesting to see how they wrap it up next time.

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8.0
Judge Dredd: Year One #4

Jul 24, 2013

Judge Dredd: Year One is a great Dredd story, let alone a Year One story. If you're a new Dredd fan or a longtime reader, there's something here for you. In four issues you get a top notch Dredd story that describes the character perfectly and his motivations completely.

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10
Jupiter's Legacy #1

Apr 23, 2013

Jupiter's Legacy lives up to the hype and then some. Frank Millar and Frank Quitely have made a mature story populated with interesting characters. Millar has crafted a great first issue populated with some of his signature touches. Jupiter's Legacy #1 sets up the tone of the series mostly, so it's hard to judge it just by itself. It's safe to say that it looks like Jupiter's Legacy will be one you have to read 5/5

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6.0
Jupiter's Legacy #2

Jun 26, 2013

Jupiter's Legacy #1 blow the doors off, but #2 takes it down several notches. It's still a solid and enjoyable story, it just feels more like a soap opera than exploration of the big ideas presented in the debut issue.

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8.0
Justice Inc. #1

Aug 20, 2014

Justice, Inc. is off to a great start. Uslan excels at making big, explosive, and fun pulp stories dripping with nostalgia and pop culture, and it looks to be paying off so far. This is one fans will definitely want to jump aboard.

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8.0
Justice League #23

Aug 28, 2013

Trinity War featured a lot of stuff going on, but not a lot happening. Johns presents more action and adventure in the finale than the entire series has had as a whole. The Trinity War started off strong, stayed pretty solid, and finished decently. You do feel like it's just set-up for what's next, but at least what's next looks interesting. The story is good, but the issue earns its score mainly for the art.

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8.0
Kings Watch #1

Sep 11, 2013

Kings Watch #1 is a great appetizer for the main course to come.

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10
Kings Watch #2

Oct 16, 2013

Kings Watch is a thrilling read.

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9.0
Kings Watch #3

Dec 11, 2013

Kings Watch is a crossover event done right. Parker has crafted a great story that lets us know who the characters are, gives them all something to do, and presents a thrilling story. There's not a lot you can knock with this one.

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9.0
Kings Watch #4

Feb 19, 2014

Kings Watch delivers on all fronts. There's only one problem with Parker and Laming's story- it's only five issues long. Dynamite does pulp well, but these three heroes are a whole new ballgame. The wait for the finale is going to be unbearable.

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10
Kings Watch #5

Apr 9, 2014

Kings Watch goes out on an incredibly high note. Parker has updated the cast of characters and left them in a fantastic place for future stories. Hopefully this isn't the last we've seen of The Phantom and Mandrake. Parker is already working with Flash Gordon, so hopefully his new compatriots aren't far behind.

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8.0
Kiss Kids #1

Aug 21, 2013

KISS Kids #1 is an all-ages book that rocks

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9.0
Kiss Kids #2

Oct 9, 2013

KISS Kids proves it is more than a one-hit wonder.

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7.0
Kiss Kids #3

Oct 30, 2013

KISS Kids is still a fantastic series, but it doesn't quite live up to the Halloween label it has been given.

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10
Kiss Kids #4

Dec 18, 2013

Hold up your lighters and start chanting ‘encore,' KISS Kids goes out on a high note. Ryall and Waltz have pulled off one of a true all-ages feat with this one.

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8.0
Knightingail: Shadow Divisions #2

Jun 13, 2013

Knightingail is off to a strong start on what looks to be a great story. Last time we saw the group come together, and now we're seeing them tested. It was easy to be a group when things started to look up, but now that they're getting ready to go through dark times can they stay together? I don't know, but I'll definitely come back to find out. 4/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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7.0
Lady Rawhide #1

Aug 7, 2013

Lady Rawhide is a great new introduction to the character. Trautmann gets all the essential first issue things out of the way and sets up a story with a lot of potential.

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6.0
Lady Rawhide #2

Oct 2, 2013

Lady Rawhide is an interesting western story that does a good job of reintroducing the character

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6.0
Lady Rawhide #3

Dec 18, 2013

Lady Rawhide is a good western story that will please longtime fans and serve as a good entry point for newcomers. These three issues have been building and building, so hopefully the final two really knock our socks off.

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10
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #2

Feb 12, 2014

Legenderry lives up to its title. I'm not a big fan of steampunk, but I found myself completely encapsulated by the world and designs. If you're a Green Hornet fan then this one takes on an even greater level of excitement. Willingham is truly a master of his craft, and his style of handing the story off to different iconic characters is working well so far. First we had Vampirella, this month we get the Green Hornet, and next month's character looks like it's going to be a real doozy.

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8.0
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #3

Mar 19, 2014

Legenderry is a fun adventure that people with even the scantiest of knowledge about the various characters getting the steampunk treatment can enjoy. It's a fun story that still has a very gripping mystery at the center of it. We get a good clue as to where next month's story takes place, and I for one can't wait.

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6.0
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #6

Aug 13, 2014

Legenderry has been a fun series that lets Willingham do what he does best, and issue #6 has a lot of fun moments, but it misses some of the flash and bang you'd expect from the issue leading up to the finale. All signs point to a massive ending, so it seems like Willingham will definitely stick the landing.

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8.0
Legends of Red Sonja #2

Dec 4, 2013

Legends of Red Sonja helps to expand the adventures of our favorite warrior in a new and exciting way. This is kind of a hybrid mini-series/anthology book that lays things out in an inventive style. If you're enjoying Simone's regular Sonja series, picking this up is a required purchase.

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7.0
Legends of Red Sonja #3

Jan 22, 2014

Red Sonja is still an enjoyable anthology story giving us different people's perspective on our heroine, but this issue doesn't seem to mesh together as well as others. There's still a great overarching story in play and I can't wait to see how it plays out.

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8.0
Legends of Red Sonja #4

Feb 26, 2014

Legends of Red Sonja continues to please. This issue really clicks together on all fronts and presents one of the strongest issues yet. The ending promises the ultimate showdown next month, and I can't wait to see how Sonja deals with the remaining Grey Riders.

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9.0
Legends of Red Sonja #5

Mar 26, 2014

Red Sonja pulls off a truly grand finale. A lot of times anthology stories like this have an ending that feels like a cop-out, but Simone and company give us a truly satisfying ending that is able to pull off a surprise. We learn what the true legend of Red Sonja is, and it's something we don't always think about when we're talking about the She-Devil with a sword.

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6.0
Li'l Battlestar Galactica #1

Jan 15, 2014

If you're a big Battlestar Galactica fan, you'll really enjoy seeing things play out as a Li'L adventure. It's a little too fast, but there's a lot here to like.

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7.0
Li'L Bionic Kids #1

Jan 22, 2014

Li'L Bionic Kids is a fun, funny, and quick read that Bionic fans new and old will enjoy. They go by a little too quick, but they make for a great one-shot story.

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7.0
Li'L Sonja #1

Jan 29, 2014

Red Sonja is a hard character to adapt to a kid-friendly medium, but Zub pulls it off rather well. Sonja's hard edges are smoothed down and given a comedic edge, but you can easily see this character growing up to become the red she-devil with a sword.

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8.0
Li'l Vampi #1

Jan 8, 2014

You have to respect a publisher's attempt to make a comic accessible to all age of readers, even more so when it's a really great story. Li'L Vampi delivers on all fronts. If you've been enjoying a lot of the more off-kilter all-ages comics out there lately, this is definitely one you need to pick up.

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10
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1

Aug 6, 2014

Little Nemo Returns To Slumberland in incredible style. Shanower and company hit the ground running and live up to the buzz this series has been getting the last few months. They've also set a gold standard they'll have to live up to for what will have to come next. This is one series you're going to want to check out.

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8.0
Lone Ranger Vol. 2 #14

Apr 3, 2013

The Lone Ranger serves up another great western story. The one-shot approach gives the title a chance to do something different and fresh. Parks and Polls offer a great piece on Tonto and the results of a choice he made a long time ago 4/5

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9.0
Lone Ranger Vol. 2 #21

Jan 22, 2014

Ande Parks always pulls off solid western stories. This one is a great story that feels a lot like a one-shot. You really see the Lone Ranger stripped down and we get to see how he really is a hero even more than he is a great shot with a pistol.

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5.0
Lords of Mars #1

Aug 7, 2013

Lords of Mars has a lot of potential and it's a pretty good story. With a big crossover of two such icons, you expect a little more punch to it.

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6.0
Lords of Mars #2

Sep 4, 2013

Lords of Mars is a little slow to start, but when it gets going it does things well. With a crossover with as much potential as John Carter and Tarzan has, it will be exciting to see things reach another gear and really get into the meat of the story. Hopefully with two of six issue released, the setup is out of the way and the John Carter and Tarzan can come face to face.

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7.0
Lords of Mars #3

Oct 9, 2013

The buildup is good and very consistent with Burroughs' stories, but hopefully the wheels start turning a little faster next month.

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6.0
Lords of Mars #5

Dec 4, 2013

Lords of Mars really picks up this month, but there are still a few story points that need to be ironed out. John Carter and Tarzan are finally on the page together and that's great. Lords of Mars has been a rough ride but it looks to have a fun finish.

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6.0
Lords of Mars #6

Jan 8, 2014

Lords of Mars comes to an end that isn't quite an end this month. There are still numerous questions left unanswered and we're still craving some action with Tarzan and John Carter fighting side by side. Lords of Mars is an enjoyable series, it just feels a little unevenly paced. John Carter and Tarzan may continue their adventures on Mars, but I'm heading back to Earth for now.

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8.0
MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #5

Feb 27, 2013

Lee and Zlotoff have done something very few do well, adapt a TV show to the comic book medium. The two are able to adapt a very visually driven show and make it work as a comic. MacGyver still"well, MacGyver's up inventions out of household items to get out of jams, which I didn't think would translate to the page. They pulled it off, and hopefully come back for more 4/5

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9.0
Magnus: Robot Fighter #0

Jul 9, 2014

If you're enjoying the main Magnus Robot Fighter story, you're going to love this issue. Fred Van Lente and company offer up a story that bridges the gap between two issues while offering up a surprising amount of answers and additional details that really fleshes things out.

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9.0
Magnus: Robot Fighter #1

Mar 12, 2014

Magnus Robot Fighter is a knock-out punch. The first issue reintroduces the character well and sets up what looks to be a very thrilling story. So far Dynamite is two for two. Gold Key is back, and it may just be better than ever.

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7.0
Magnus: Robot Fighter #2

Apr 9, 2014

Magnus Robot Fighter #2 is starting to set some really big things up, so it will be interesting to see where Van Lente and company go.

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8.0
Magnus: Robot Fighter #3

May 21, 2014

Magnus is a good series and it's getting better every month. We're starting to see some of the larger things in play here, and it appears that Fred Van Lente and company are taking Magnus in a great direction.

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8.0
Magnus: Robot Fighter #5

Jul 9, 2014

Magnus continues to punch hard. Van Lente and company have been building up Magnus and it now looks like we're starting to get into the real meat of the story. Some pieces are starting to fall into place, but there are still plenty of questions that will keep you coming back for more.

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9.0
Manifest Destiny #1

Nov 13, 2013

Manifest Destiny is one of the strongest debut issues I've seen in a good while. Dingess sets things up and then has the payoff come in the final few pages. Things look to be going in an interesting new direction. If you're a fan of the genre, you're going to love this one.

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10
Manifest Destiny #2

Dec 11, 2013

Manifest Destiny is a hit. The first issue set things up nicely, but the second issue puts the pedal to the metal. Historical fiction is a hard sale, but this is one book that is getting everything right so far.

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10
Manifest Destiny #3

Jan 9, 2014

It is way too early to start making best comics of the year lists, but we can safely put Manifest Destiny on the contenders list at least. As a history buff and a lover of all things weird, kooky, and slightly off kilter, I can't recommend Manifest Destiny enough.

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8.0
Manifest Destiny #4

Feb 12, 2014

Manifest Destiny continues to please. The story is excellent, but the art and coloring truly astounds. It's rare that all elements click so well into place this early in a run, but Manifest Destiny does it. This is a series that's delivering in the here and now but it also has a huge amount of potential.

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10
Manifest Destiny #5

Mar 12, 2014

Manifest Destiny is five for five right now. Rarely does a series start so strong out of the gate and continue to keep up the same level of quality.

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9.0
Manifest Destiny #6

Apr 9, 2014

Manifest Destiny ends chapter one on an incredible high and sets up some interesting things for the future. Month in and month out I give this book my highest of recommendations, and Dingess and company continue to deliver.

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9.0
Manifest Destiny #7

Jun 11, 2014

Manifest Destiny adjusts course and heads out into another new and unexplored piece of territory. The land was deadly, but the river may be worse. We'll have to keep reading to find out, but I don't think anyone is jumping overboard yet.

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6.0
Mars Attacks Classics Obliterated #1

Jun 26, 2013

Classics Obliterated is a great idea that ends up turning into more of a light snack than a full meal.

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7.0
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1

Sep 11, 2013

Mars Attack Judge Dredd is a fun and enjoyable read that brings laughs and plenty of action.

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8.0
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #2

Oct 9, 2013

Mars Attacks Judge Dredd is just a flat out fun story.

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8.0
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #3

Nov 13, 2013

Mars Attack Judge Dredd is just a flat out fun book. Things are really going to get going in the finale, but the trip to the conclusions have been an interesting one.

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9.0
Mars Attacks: First Born #1

May 14, 2014

Ryall and Kieth trick you into thinking this is a Mars Attack story. It is a Mars Attack story in the strictest sense, but it's so much more. Those two men don't do simple. You're going to want to pay attention to this series.

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8.0
Mars Attacks: First Born #2

Jun 25, 2014

Mars Attacks First Born is a different kind of Mars Attacks story. Ryall and Kieth have a very unique style when they get together, and it's working really well with this one. With two issues left to go, it will be interesting to see where they take this next.

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9.0
Mars Attacks: First Born #3

Aug 6, 2014

First Born continues to be the Mars Attack story you never knew you wanted. By taking a different perspective to the invasions and making it a little closer to home than we're used to seeing, Ryall and Kieth have crafted a story that shows Mars Attacks can be more than slapstick little aliens who love destruction.

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9.0
Mars Attacks: First Born #4

Sep 3, 2014

Mars Attacks First Born is a successful experiment in storytelling and expectations when it comes to the Mars Attacks property. Ryall and Kieth work magic together and this is another fantastic feather in that collaborative cap.

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10
Masks #4

Feb 27, 2013

Masks continues to amaze. There's a lot that could seem gimmicky and cheesy about a pulp hero team-up, but Robinson has crafted a brilliant story. Calero offers up his best work for the halfway point and gives me high hopes for the remainder of the event. You cannot miss Masks 5/5

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9.0
Masks #5

Apr 3, 2013

Masks continues to impress. We get a lot of progression storywise with this issue, so it will be interesting to see how Roberson uses the last three issues to tie a bow on it. If you've not been reading this one, you're doing yourself a great disservice 4.5/5

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7.0
Masks #6

Apr 24, 2013

Masks #6 is an example of a really good story being taken down a few pegs by some odd art choices. I'm a Calero fan, I really am, but this issue just doesn't work for me. Roberson has done some amazing things with these characters, so you still get more than your money's worth. 3.5/5

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9.0
Masks #7

May 22, 2013

I've said it 6 other times already- Masks is a great miniseries and you should be reading it. The story has been rock solid for 7 issues now. I seriously doubt it will completely fall apart in the last issue. Masks is a can't miss event. Get ready, we only have one issue left. I'm ready! 4.5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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8.0
Masks #8

Jun 26, 2013

Masks ends on a high note. The series as a whole has had some rough moments, but it's been a very enjoyable ride. Roberson had a strong story that very much fits its pulp setting. Calero did some exciting things along the way and he deserves a lot of credit for Black Bat's vision.

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7.0
Miss Fury #1

Apr 3, 2013

Williams crafts a fresh, yet mature, origin story for Miss Fury. There are more questions than answers, but there's enough here to entice you to come back. With an interesting story and great art, Miss Fury is one older readers need to keep an eye on 3.5/5

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8.0
Miss Fury #3

Jun 5, 2013

Miss Fury proves yet again it is a crazy and wild comic that pulls off the unexpected. The Miss Fury flavor is there, but this is a big sci-fi, time traveling story that uses the pulp setting of the character's origins. Williams has laid out some really wild things, and he's starting to polish them up now.

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7.0
Miss Fury #4

Jul 10, 2013

Miss Fury is a bold, new take on a classic pulp heroine. The story offers up big ideas and questions, and we're finally starting to see some answers.

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7.0
Miss Fury #5

Aug 28, 2013

Williams started out with a slightly confusing, but entertaining story hopping back and forth through time and closes it out by flipping over all of his cards and explaining how things played out.

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6.0
Miss Fury #6

Sep 25, 2013

The new arc starts things off in a nice direction that will put Miss Fury to the test, not only physically but emotionally as well.

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8.0
Miss Fury #8

Jan 15, 2014

Miss Fury is really firing on all cylinders now. The story is taken to the next level and it seems like our heroine is getting closer to completing her ultimate goal.

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6.0
Miss Fury Digital #1

Aug 21, 2013

This is a more action-oriented look at Miss Fury, but all the time hopping and questions about the character's mental health makes for a confusing chain of events at time. Williams is starting to pull things together in the main title, so it will be interesting to see how the next installment of the digital series goes along with that or continues on its own course.

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9.0
Monster Motors One Shot #1

Jul 23, 2014

Monster Motors is a one-shot, but hopefully IDW decides to extend the warranty on this shiny new car. Lynch and company give classic characters an interesting twist that makes for a surprisingly good read.

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6.0
Mr. Peabody and Sherman #4

Jan 29, 2014

Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a fast and funny all-ages book. The younger kids will enjoy it and the adults will find a joke or two aimed at them as they read along. You can tell how this one is setting things up and trying to reintroduce the characters to a new audience since the movie is coming up, and it does that pretty well.

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8.0
Myth #2

May 21, 2013

Myth #2 takes an already good story to another level. The addition of the fantasy elements seem natural with the other story elements. That's a hard balance to achieve, but Loniewski pulls it off wonderfully. Myth is definitely one you should check out 4/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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9.0
Myth #3

Feb 13, 2014

This is a big 54 page finale that delivers on all fronts. Myth has been a solid series, but this one throws everything it's got onto the page. There's a definite beginning, middle, and end, but there's still room for exploration and I hope we get more someday.

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6.0
Never Ending #1

Nov 27, 2013

Never Ending has an intriguing premise and starts to gain a little steam in the final few pages, but it's a pretty average story for the most part. Immortality and a hero looking for an end is common fare, so hopefully Never Ending starts to amp things up in the remaining two issues. There's enough here to warrant a return though.

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4.0
Never Ending #2

Dec 18, 2013

Never Ending is a story with a really interesting premise and a good story to tell with real emotion, but the execution isn't quite there. This may be one that reads much better when taken as a whole, so we'll know for sure next month. For now Never Ending is a missed opportunity to do something unique.

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8.0
Ordinary #2

Jun 25, 2014

Ordinary does not live up to its title. This is a big book with a lot of ideas all rolled up into one story that combines to make a book that is anything but ordinary. Williams and D'Israeli have something really good on their hands, and hopefully they keep the momentum going for the big finale.

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9.0
Ordinary #3

Jul 23, 2014

Ordinary #3 ends on a high note. Williams and D'Israeli have used three issues to tell an extraordinarily fleshed out and expansive story in a relatively short amount of time. There is room for more exploration in this world, and it would be nice to see more, but this could easily serve as an actual end. No matter which route is taken, Ordinary is something special.

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6.0
Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #1

Jun 25, 2014

Outcast is off to an interesting start, but it hasn't completely broken out from the crowd when it comes to possession/exorcism stories. Forty-four pages for $2.99 is nothing to scoff at, and Kirkman likes to build things over a few issues, so this is one to definitely check out.

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10
Powerpuff Girls #1

Sep 25, 2013

Powerpuff Girls #1 is a fantastic trip down memory lane.

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9.0
Powerpuff Girls #2

Oct 30, 2013

Little is two for two when it comes to the Powerpuff Girls. So far IDW has let loose Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, and they're both fantastic. We get a fun adventure, but something big is set up with the second issue. You don't want to miss it.

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7.0
Powerpuff Girls #3

Nov 27, 2013

The Powerpuff Girls continues to prove itself a worthy adaptation. Little has a real handle on the various characters and has laid out an interesting situation for MoJo JoJo and the girls. Hopefully we see a little more of Him's plan at work next month.

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9.0
Powerpuff Girls #5

Jan 15, 2014

The Powerpuff Girls continues to be an all-ages smash-hit. This issue feels like a finale in a lot of ways, but there is still one important thing left to reveal. This is a great issue that wraps up a lot of story elements, but now I'm anxious to see what happens with MoJo JoJo.

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7.0
Powerpuff Girls #6

Feb 26, 2014

Little ends his story in style. MoJo JoJo is finally brought to the forefront and his game is brought to the light and explained. Little has really set the girls up and left things in a good place for the start of the next story arc.

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8.0
Powerpuff Girls #7

Mar 12, 2014

Charm throws the Girls up against a huge threat for once. Most of the time they fly in, throw a few punches, clean up the city, and then the day is saved. This is a little more complex and tougher mission. Things end in an interesting place that leaves you eager to see what comes next.

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8.0
Powerpuff Girls #8

Apr 9, 2014

The Monster Isle story is a fun and fast-paced adventure that gives us a new twist on the Powerpuff Girls. Usually one monster attacks, the girls fight, the day is saved. This time we see all the monsters attack, the girls fight, they give up, and then everything else happens. Hopefully Charm takes another trip to Townsville soon.

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10
Powerpuff Girls #9

May 7, 2014

Powerpuff Girls #9 is an all-ages comic that skews a little more toward the grownups this month with its jokes and gags, and it makes for a hilarious issue that you definitely need to check out.

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6.0
Ragnarok #1

Jul 23, 2014

Simonson returns to comics in style, but the first issue of Ragnarok serves as quick set-up.

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9.0
Reality Check #1

Sep 4, 2013

Reality Check is a great comic that's about someone who writes a mediocre comic. It's a great idea pulled off exceptionally well by Brunswick. The cover gives the game away, but the story inside makes up for the spoiled reveal. Reality Check is funny, smart, emotional, and really cool. Image has another big hit on their hands.

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10
Red Sonja (2013) #0

Jul 30, 2014

Simone and company craft a really fun and clever story with a lot of substance. Simone is bringing the heat with the main Sonja series, so it's nice to have a one-shot that is just flat-out fun.

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10
Red Sonja (2013) #3

Sep 11, 2013

This would be a great one-shot, but it being part of Simone's larger story makes it even better.

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9.0
Red Sonja (2013) #4

Oct 9, 2013

In four issues Simone has given us one of the best Red Sonja stories in recent memory.

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9.0
Red Sonja (2013) #5

Nov 20, 2013

Red Sonja is one of the most consistently great books out there. Simone has really stripped Red Sonja back down to the essentials and made a great sword and sorcery adventure. The first arc seems like it's going to wrap up with a bang, and I cannot wait.

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9.0
Red Sonja (2013) #6

Dec 18, 2013

Gail Simone has crafted a stellar first arc that deliver on all fronts.

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7.0
Red Sonja (2013) #7

Feb 19, 2014

Simone has really done wonders with Red Sonja, and this new arc seems to be no exception. This is a quick introduction for what's coming up, but some of the humor feels a little repetitive in places. The premise of the new story is great, so I can't wait to see the next leg of Sonja's journey.

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6.0
Red Sonja (2013) #8

Apr 2, 2014

Red Sonja seems more determined than ever to follow her mission to a "T," and Simone and Geovani are having some fun in the process. Things are rolling along in a nice format, but it feels like it could use a little more spice here and there.

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9.0
Red Sonja (2013) #9

May 7, 2014

Red Sonja continues to be a can't miss series. This new journey the She-Devil is on allows the creative team to do something new and wild each month, and so far it's paying off very well.

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9.0
Red Sonja (2013) #10

Jun 18, 2014

Red Sonja finds a way to thrill and surprise month in and month out. Simone has really ushered in a Red Sonja renaissance and it seems like this series will continue to reach new heights.

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8.0
Red Sonja (2013) #11

Aug 13, 2014

There really aren't many more great things I can say about this series. Simone and Geovani have ushered in a golden age of Red Sonja with great story after great story. Even the stories that stumble end up being better than a lot of other things out there. So yeah, this one is good too. I'll keep reading and I know you will too.

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8.0
Red Team #2

Mar 27, 2013

Red Team has kicked off Dynamite's crime line perfectly. We get a story with familiar elements told in a fresh and interesting way. Ennis sums things up with what's going on in the book perfectly with the no speeches rule. He tweaks the nose of other similar stories by stating the team will never start pontificating on why the criminal is starring down the barrel of a gun. Red Team #2 is another solid issue 4/5

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7.0
Red Team #3

Jun 5, 2013

Red Team continues to be a great crime drama told in the comic book format. This issue feels like a little bit of a downbeat compared to the first two issues, but we get a lot more character development. Things are slowed down slightly, but you can tell this is the turning point for what's to come. 3.5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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9.0
Red Team #4

Jul 24, 2013

Red Team continues to show that Dynamite made a good decision by kicking off a crime line of stories. Ennis and Cermak combined to write one of the most intense and dramatic comics out there. With only a handful of issues to go, it will be interesting to see how things fall apart further.

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8.0
Red Team #5

Sep 25, 2013

Red Team continues to be a hard-hitting crime drama with a story only Garth Ennis could pull off.

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6.0
Red Team #6

Nov 13, 2013

Red Team continues to be a dramatic and complex crime story that only Garth Ennis can pull off. I've enjoyed the story so far, and things have really been set up for an exciting finale. This is one that reads pretty well monthly but will really knock people's socks off when it can be read in its entirety.

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7.0
Red Team #7

Mar 12, 2014

Taken as a whole, Red Team is a top notch crime drama of the likes only Garth Ennis could pull off in comic book form. The long delays have killed the bursts of momentum the series has gained toward the back half, and that undoubtedly effects the score. For that reason and that reason alone it gets a

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6.0
Rocky & Bullwinkle #1

Mar 26, 2014

Rocky and Bullwinkle is a solid story that will please fans and people looking for a bit of nostalgia. If you have some knowledge about the duo, you'll have a good enough time.

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9.0
Rogue Trooper #1

Mar 5, 2014

Rogue Troopers lets you have it with both barrels. The first issue really gets things going and peppers in the backstory and what you need to know while moving everything forward. This isn't an exposition or narrative heavy issue, but you know the world, what happened to the other Troopers, and why our main character is doing what he's doing. It checks all the first issue boxes while still giving you a great story.

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7.0
Rogue Trooper #3

Apr 23, 2014

Rogue Trooper continues to be a hard-hitting, sci-fi war thriller that explores a lone soldier fighting against some incredible odds. Ruckely has set up an interesting story that looks to have a few twists and turns coming up. Rogue Trooper is a summer action blockbuster/popcorn flick in comic book form.

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8.0
Rogue Trooper #4

May 21, 2014

Rogue Trooper is one of those books you can't help but love. It's an enjoyable read month in and month out with a nice mix of sci-fi storytelling in a war story wrapper.

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9.0
Rogue Trooper Classics #1

May 14, 2014

If you've been enjoying Judge Dredd Classics or the new Rogue Trooper series, this one is well worth picking up. Great stories and art, mixed with some fantastic coloring makes this a really great blast from the past.

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9.0
Rogue Trooper Classics #2

Jun 11, 2014

Rogue Trooper Classics are well worth the price of admission. The new series from IDW and these color classics serve as a great one-two punch to get your Rogue Trooper and 2000 AD fix.

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9.0
Rogue Trooper Classics #3

Jul 2, 2014

Rogue Trooper Classics continues to deliver on all fronts. These are hard-hitting sci-fi stories that 2000AD fans definitely want to get their hands on.

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8.0
Rogue Trooper Classics #4

Aug 6, 2014

Rogue Trooper Classics continues to please. These are hard-hitting stories that offer up something different each and every prog. From quick stories to more multi-prog entries, there's more than enough to delight and entertain for the full 20-odd pages.

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10
Samurai Jack #1

Oct 23, 2013

Samurai Jack fans rejoice, Zub and Suriano have presented an excellent first issue.

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8.0
Samurai Jack #2

Nov 20, 2013

Samurai Jack is a great new series. Everyone is firing on all cylinders and presenting a story that is worthy of what came before it. If we never see Jack in live-action again, we can be happy we get good stories like Threads of Time in comic book form.

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7.0
Samurai Jack #4

Jan 22, 2014

Samurai Jack is a thoroughly enjoyable series that pays a lot of respect to everything that came before it. The Threads of Time is an interesting story that puts Jack in new and dangerous situations. You can see a pattern emerge with Jack's journey, but you keep reading to see how he reaches his destination.

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6.0
Samurai Jack #5

Feb 26, 2014

Samurai Jack brings things full circle and tells a really fitting story for the fan-favorite character. Jack's story continues and Zub has set things up well for the next writer.

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8.0
Samurai Jack #6

Mar 19, 2014

Jim Zub ends one big and dramatic storyline and starts a new one up that is just as big, but a little funnier. Zub has a great handle on the characters and he's been joined by some great artists, so Samurai Jack has been a book that consistently delivers.

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6.0
Samurai Jack #7

Apr 9, 2014

Things get tied up quickly and cleanly, but Zub and company have told a fresh Samurai Jack story that did something different and executed it well.

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8.0
Samurai Jack #8

May 28, 2014

Samurai Jack #8 is a bold story that manages to pull off something really interesting this month. Zub and company have been bringing us a comic that is a worthy successor to the original series, and this issue is definitely a highlight.

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7.0
Samurai Jack #10

Jul 30, 2014

Samurai Jack #10 is a quick, but solid story that explores what really makes Samurai Jack who he is. Zub has a good handle on the character, so it will be interesting to see where Jack goes after all of these personal stories.

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9.0
Samurai Jack #11

Aug 20, 2014

Samurai Jack kicks its next big story off with a surprising bang. Zub has turned in some impressive stories for this series, but this month's entry has some rather surprising consequences that should make for a great read these next couple of issues.

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6.0
Samurai Jack #12

Dec 31, 1969

Samurai Jack's new story arc continues to please. A more focused issue dealing with the fallout from last month's issue leaves us with a lot of questions about where Jack goes next. Zub and company have a lot of room to play with, so it will be interesting to see how our hero rebounds

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8.0
Sheltered #2

Aug 7, 2013

Sheltered is a series you absolutely need to check out.

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8.0
Sheltered #3

Sep 4, 2013

Sheltered continues to be a must-read series. Brisson and Christmas make the story even scarier by the fact that this could actually happen. There isn't anything too wild or fantastical in the series. It's a more grounded approach to an apocalyptic series. That makes it something unique and well worth your time and money.

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7.0
Sidekick #1

Aug 7, 2013

Sidekick is story we've seen done before, but Straczynski has enough differences and a heck of a cliffhanger to warrant a return trip.

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9.0
Skyman #1

Jan 15, 2014

If you're liking Captain Midnight, you're going to love Skyman. Fialkov has set up an interesting character thrown into even more interesting circumstances. Dark Horse has really done something brilliant with their new superhero comics, and this one is another feather in their hat.

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7.0
Skyman #2

Feb 19, 2014

Skyman is a really enjoyable series that explores some really weighty issues, but things feel really accelerated to accommodate the time allotted. Fialkov really has a great handle on the character, so there's more than enough reason to come back for more.

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7.0
Skyman #3

Mar 19, 2014

Skyman soars to new heights this month. The crossover we've been waiting for has finally arrived, and it works really well. This is an enjoyable series but it could use another issue or two. The pacing is fast, so there isn't a lot of time to dwell on some of the softer moments that could have made for some great scenes.

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8.0
Skyman #4

Apr 16, 2014

Skyman could have gone on for another issue or two, but Fialkov writes a tight story that sets a lot of things up for the future. Eric Reid is a character we need to see more of and soon.

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9.0
Solar: Man of the Atom #1

Apr 16, 2014

Solar Man of the Atom hits the ground running. Barbiere and company have set up a story that pulls you in and guarantees you'll come back for more. A big story with nice art makes this one to check out.

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6.0
Solar: Man of the Atom #2

May 21, 2014

Solar Man of the Atom has an amazing opening, but it settles back in to a standard issue after that. Barbiere has an interesting take on Solar, so it will be worth sticking around for a while just to see where things are going.

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5.0
Solar: Man of the Atom #3

Jun 25, 2014

Solar Man of the Atom is a better story that is undone by inconsistent art. While each artist turns in good work, the constantly changing styles feel too jarring and distracts from what's happening in the story.

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7.0
Splinter Cell: Echoes #1

Jul 2, 2014

This is a story designed to bridge the gap between two games, but Edmondson's style with military and Special Forces stories like this make it push against the expected boundaries. It gets going like most of these things do, but it looks like we're in for a treat from here on out.

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6.0
Star Mage #3

Jun 11, 2014

Star Mage is a little heavy with the exposition and plot this month, but the world seems fully formed now so it could be time for the team to really let loose. There's a lot of potential with this series, so hopefully the next three issues really start to mine some of the big ideas laid out.

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5.0
Star Mage #4

Jul 2, 2014

Star Mage has crafted a very well thought out universe with interesting creatures and characters, but it gets slightly bogged down in exposition and history. With two issues left, it seems things are kicking into high gear. This is one that you don't want to give up on just yet.

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6.0
Star Mage #5

Aug 6, 2014

Star Mage seems to be gearing up for a truly grand finale. It may have taken a little time to find its feet, but Star Mage has gotten back into the groove that made the first issue so promising.

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5.0
Star Mage #6

Sep 3, 2014

Star Mage is one the younger crowd will love, but there are a few more kinks that could be ironed out to fully realize all the potential the team have been showing over the course of 6 issues. This is a fun and imaginative freshman tale that hopefully leads to bigger things during the next arc.

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10
Star Trek #19

Apr 3, 2013

Star Trek #19 is another great character piece that gives us a look at another member of the Enterprise. The one-shot stories have all been of the highest quality, and #19 is no different. Even if you're not the biggest Star Trek fan, you'll find a fantastic story in its own right. Like I said before, IDW is making me become something of a Star Trek fan myself 5/5

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8.0
Star Trek: City On The Edge Of Forever #2

Jul 23, 2014

City on the Edge of Tomorrow is the comic Star Trek fans have been waiting for. From here on out we're in fresh territory. Fans have been wanting to see what the original screenplay would look like, and thanks to the Tiptons and Woodward's realistic art, we're getting as close as possible to finally seeing it play out.

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7.0
Star Trek: Countdown To Darkness #2

Feb 20, 2013

Countdown to Darkness has been a solid Star Trek book, but it doesn't feel like we're getting hints and clues about the movie it's promoting. You do have to give it credit for being a story accessible to all audiences while still giving nods to longtime fans of the series. With things in place now, hopefully Countdown to Darkness can kick it into high gear 3.5/5

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9.0
Star Trek: Countdown To Darkness #4

Apr 10, 2013

Star Trek Countdown To Darkness ends on a high note. I thought it started off a little slow, but now that it's all said and done it turned out to be a surprisingly good prequel. It's hard to judge it properly until the movie is released, but IDW has delivered the rare prequel to a movie comic.

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6.0
Star Trek: Khan #1

Oct 16, 2013

The first entry in the Khan miniseries plays it safe.

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5.0
Star Trek: Khan #2

Nov 13, 2013

So far Khan is playing it a little too safe. The story is little more than an illustrated Wikipedia entry of how things unfolded leading up to the Khan that faced off against the crew of the Enterprise. The introductory stuff is now out of the way, so hopefully the final few issues start to present something new and different.

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4.0
Star Trek: Khan #4

Jan 8, 2014

Khan has an interesting premise, but the execution leaves a little to be desired. Things that seem important are brushed over and explanations for some the biggest things fans were left wondering after the film don't seem to be forthcoming. If you really loved Into Darkness and want a primer guide about the character, this is still worth checking out. Hopefully the finale presents the things we've been waiting for.

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6.0
Star Trek: Khan #5

Feb 19, 2014

The final issue of Khan is where things really start to come together. If the first four issues had been more like this, it would have been a more enjoyable series. This is a case of just enough, but too late.

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6.0
Super Secret Crisis War: Johnny Bravo #1

Jul 23, 2014

Super Secret Crisis War brought Johnny Bravo back, but hopefully it wasn't for a one-off appearance. This is a nice, quick, fun tie-in, but it doesn't quite offer much more than some Johnny Bravo-ness.

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8.0
Super-Secret Crisis War: Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends #1

Sep 17, 2014

Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends breaks away from the structure the other tie-ins have been following and quickly becomes one of the more solid entries for the Super Secret Crisis War so far. All the teams make a fantastic case for being the creative team for the eventual and seemingly inevitable solo series, but Cohen and Ganucheau may have risen a few places up that wish list.

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9.0
Superman (2011) #32

Jun 25, 2014

Superman #32 kicks the new direction for Superman and his all-star creative team off in style. The main title for the Man of Steel has been a rollercoaster ride in the New 52, but this is the much needed super kick in the pants that was needed.

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10
Superman Unchained #1

Jun 12, 2013

Snyder and Lee lived up to the hype and then some. Superman Unchained is a great start to what looks like a big and bold story. The only drawback is the $4.99 price tag, but it's really worth it to see the innovative poster Lee has drawn. Unchained #2 has a lot to live up to.

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10
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

Aug 14, 2013

th the faces without it feeling cheesy or too cartoony.Bottom Line: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents is a great new start to a classic series. There have been lots of iterations of the heroes over the years, but Hester makes things feel fresh and exciting while still keeping some of the Silver Age charm. You definitely need to think about joining up with T.H.U.N.D.E.R.

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6.0
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2

Sep 18, 2013

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents is a fun new introduction to some classic characters.

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7.0
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #3

Oct 23, 2013

Hester has managed to keep what made the old stories so interesting while updating them and making it more modern.

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7.0
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #4

Nov 27, 2013

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents ends on a high note. Things for this section get wrapped up while things are seeded for what's coming up next. This has been a solid series so far and it looks like there's no sign of stopping.

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8.0
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #5

Dec 31, 2013

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents continues to be a fast-paced and thrilling book. Hester continues to flesh out the world and the characters of the organization, but the action and adventure of the missions keeps things from feeling slow. You should definitely check out the previous issues, but this is a pretty good jumping on point if you've been on the fence.

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9.0
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #8

May 22, 2014

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents goes out with a real bang. Hester and company were working the long game, but it really pays off fantastically in the end. While the last page says "The End," hopefully we haven't seen the last of The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves.

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10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22

May 29, 2013

City Fall kicks things off with a burst of adrenaline. As someone who has jumped in and out of the Turtle comic, this is one you can pick up without missing a step and still be absolutely thrilled from the beginning to the cliffhanger. City Fall part 1 will take the hype to a whole new level, and I really think it can live up to it. 5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23

Jun 25, 2013

City Fall is the most dramatic and tense Turtles story I've read in quite some time. The stakes are high and nobody feels safe. The story is a rollercoaster ride and there is no telling where it's going next.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24

Jul 24, 2013

City Fall has quickly become a can't miss event. It pulls off big and exciting things while still be accessible to new readers. You can hop in at the beginning of City Fall and keep up with the story. That's no small feat on the team's part considering how expansive of an event this is.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #25

Aug 28, 2013

City Fall is proving month after month that it is the Turtles story we've all been waiting for.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #26

Sep 25, 2013

City Fall continues to please.

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10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #27

Oct 30, 2013

City Fall has been consistently great, but this may be the best issue yet.

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10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #28

Nov 26, 2013

City Fall has been a spectacular event that has really shaken up the Turtles status quo. Things are changing and shifting, and the shockwaves from the fallout are going to be effecting things for a while to come. It's going to be hard top this run of issues, but I think the Turtles are in safe hands.

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7.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29

Dec 18, 2013

This is a good turning point for what comes after City Fall. This one lays out a lot of dramatic moments, but it gives you a chance to prepare for what's next. Shredder changed the Turtles physically, but now they are being challenged mentally by themselves and their family dynamic.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30

Jan 29, 2014

The new chapter of the TMNT saga gives everyone room to breathe and try to recover. There's a lot of dramatic character moments and psychological action, but neither the Turtles nor the reader is ready for another gigantic knock-down-drag-out fight just yet. It is coming though.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #31

Feb 26, 2014

This is the issue where things start ramping back up again. We've had our chance to breathe, but now TMNT has put us back on our toes.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #32

Mar 12, 2014

We thought this arc was giving us a chance to catch our collective breath after an explosive event, but it turns out the first few issues were just the quiet before the storm. Northampton ends with a bang and the ramifications look like they're going to play out in a big way next month.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33

Apr 23, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to be one of those books you have to pay attention to month in and month out. City Fall got a lot of people talking, but what comes next seems to be the main event.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #34

Jun 4, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to be one of the most consistently impressive books out there. While this one doesn't get as plot heavy as some of the latest entries, seeing Metalhead introduced in such a big and explosive way makes this another can't miss issue.

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10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

Aug 13, 2014

TMNT offers up something very different and very special this month. It's a villain throw-down as we get closer to what all signs point to being a huge battle between the Turtles and Krang and/or Shredder. Waltz and company provide a nice one-off story that fits perfectly between the main event.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Vol. 2 #3

Jan 8, 2014

If you're a longtime TMNT fan or a new convert, these Color Classics offer up a good look at the series' origins in a new and exciting light"or color rather. If you want a quick one-shot Turtles adventure, this one is for you.

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6.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1

Jun 18, 2014

Turtles In Time isn't quite a knock-out punch, but it's an intriguing start to what looks to be one of the Turtles' wildest stories yet. With next month looking to be set in feudal Japan, you're definitely going to want to pay attention to this series.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #2

Jul 23, 2014

Turtles In Time knocks it out of the park this month. After a good enough first issue, Burnham and company take it up several notches and gives us a story that hits the Turtles in a very personal place. The ending has a bittersweet touch as well.

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9.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #3

Aug 27, 2014

Turtles In Time #3 is the best looking book in the series so far, and it has a pretty fun story that entertains for the full 20-odd pages. Things start tying together a little, but hopefully the series really brings it home next month.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #4

Sep 17, 2014

Turtles In Time has been a fun series that ends on a rather dramatic high note. The first three issues tie together in a great way before the final page of issue 4 comes around, so it will be interesting to see how this will effect things as we move forward in the already fantastic main Turtles title.

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10
Ten Grand #2

Jun 5, 2013

Ten Grand is a comic that blends together several different genres to great effect. Straczynski and Templesmith work together perfectly. You have a fantastic story full of great character moments made even better by the otherworldly settings.

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8.0
Ten Grand #3

Jul 3, 2013

Ten Grand started out great, but it gets better with each issue. Straczynski and Templesmith are quickly reinvigorating a genre that has taken some hits and setbacks the last several months.

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10
Ten Grand #4

Aug 7, 2013

Ten Grand is one of the few must read comics out there.

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5.0
Terminal Hero #1

Aug 6, 2014

Terminal Hero looks to be a story with a lot of promise, but things unravel rather fast right out of the gate. Milligan looks to be building to a story more about what happens after the weird treatment has taken hold, so this is one well worth sticking with for a while.

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6.0
The 7th Sword #1

Apr 23, 2014

The 7th Sword doesn't quite deliver a knockout punch, but it's a story with a lot of promise that guarantees you'll come back to see what happens next. If Raffo can throw in a twist to break itself out of a mold established by others, this could be something really special.

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8.0
The Answer! #3

Mar 27, 2013

The Answer! continues to raise questions, but we're starting to get a few more of what the title is about- answers. With one issue left, it will be interesting to see how Norton and Hopeless put a bow on everything 4/5

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9.0
The Answer! #4

Apr 23, 2013

The Answer is an absolute thrill-ride. The series had you thinking you knew what was going to happen, then it did a complete 180. Hopeless and Norton have pulled off four great issues with this series, and it will be very interesting to see where it goes next. 4.5/5

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7.0
The Bionic Man Annual #1

Mar 13, 2013

The Bionic Man Annual is a fast-paced adventure with an interesting story. As someone who is only an occasional reader of the Bionic Man title, it's pretty accessible to all readers. As with most annuals, there's a lot of good stuff but it's just a little more fast paced than you'd like 3.5/5

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7.0
The Black Bat #2

Jun 5, 2013

Buccellato has found a great angle for Black Bats new origins. He's a character that could do well with a modern twist, and so far Buccellato has succeeded. There is still a lot of mystery as to the character and the larger story, but it's still early days. At least it's a fun ride.

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8.0
The Black Bat #3

Jul 10, 2013

Black Bat #3 is another great outing in Buccellato's updated version of the Black Bat. This issue really tightens things up. It feels like we're starting to see some forward movement instead of a heavy emphasis on the origin story we saw bits and pieces of in the first outings. There's still a lot of questions left unanswered, but #3 really moves the story forward.

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8.0
The Black Bat #4

Aug 7, 2013

Buccellato's Black Bat has been a fantastic update for a great pulp hero.

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7.0
The Black Bat #5

Sep 4, 2013

It seems we've reached a turning point with The Black Bat. Things have been set up and now some of the answers are starting to come out. The action takes a backseat so we can get some more story beats, but at least the story is interesting. Black Bat has taken the character in a bold, new direction.

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8.0
The Black Bat #6

Oct 2, 2013

Black Bat #6 is the best issue yet.

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9.0
The Black Bat #7

Dec 4, 2013

Black Bat has been a good series, but this issue starts to make it a great series. Buccellato writes his strongest issue yet. From the story to the art and the colors, The Black Bat continues to prove it's a series that warrants your attention.

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9.0
The Black Bat #8

Jan 8, 2014

Black Bat is one of the most solid series out there. Buccellato has done something really unique with the character and seems to be taking things in a promising direction. The writer has made crime stories and superhero stories two great tastes that taste great together.

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9.0
The Black Bat #9

Feb 26, 2014

The Black Bat continues to deliver. Buccellato and company have really taken things to an entirely new level these last few months. What we thought we knew may not even be close to what's really going on, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

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7.0
The Black Bat #10

May 7, 2014

The Black Bat lost a little momentum during its absence, but Buccellato and company keep telling a dramatic story that keeps bringing you explosive surprises.

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9.0
The Black Bat #11

Jun 4, 2014

Black Bat #11 is a pulse-pounding climax to what has been an impressive series. With a huge action setpiece and a rather shocking conclusion, this is one you really can't miss.

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8.0
The Black Bat #12

Jul 2, 2014

The Black Bat ends in a very unexpected way that throws readers for a loop. It happens fast and it leaves you with a few questions, but Buccellato has really done something fresh and new with the character.

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8.0
The Colonized #1

Apr 10, 2013

The Colonized is a weird, crazy, smart story that will certainly surprise you. Ryall has an interesting idea, and he gives us a great introduction. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over time. The story is fun, but I'd like to see a little more before giving it a definitive grade.

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10
The Colonized #3

Jun 5, 2013

Colonized proves with each issue that it is a weird, wild, and unique story that stands apart from everything else out there. Ryall and Moss have set up a lot of stuff, and the payoff will come next month. There still seems to be a lot of story to go, but it will be interesting to see how they wrap it all up.

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9.0
The Colonized #4

Jul 17, 2013

Colonized is a fantastic sci-fi series with plenty of laughs. It gives you serious moments, but it also serves up plenty of weird and spectacular scenes to make it a fun read. Ryall and Moss have presented something pretty special in the age of zombie oversaturation. Things end, but there are still possible storylines to pick up on. I for one really hope we get to see more Colonized.

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8.0
The Crow: Pestilence #1

Mar 12, 2014

The Crow Pestilence is a great introduction for a new miniseries with a lot of promise. Bill has a good handle on The Crow and what he can do, so now we get to see him in action.

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7.0
The Crow: Pestilence #2

Apr 16, 2014

The Crow Pestilence is starting to buck against the norm when it comes to Crow stories, so it will be very intriguing to see just how far Bill and company take it as we really get going now.

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8.0
The Crow: Pestilence #4

Jun 11, 2014

The Crow Pestilence has been a different kind of Crow story. Bill and Moss get in and tell a great story in only four issues. Salvador goes on a real journey throughout the series, and hopefully we as readers get to travel with Bill and Moss again.

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8.0
The Devilers #2

Aug 13, 2014

To borrow a famous line- The Devilers had my curiosity, but now it has my attention. Fialkov has our multi-religious team clash, but he manages to avoid going for cheap story beats and character work while using it. The Devilers seems to be getting to the meat of the story so far, and you'll definitely want to see what the team serves up next.

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8.0
The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #3

Mar 13, 2013

Dresden fans new and old should be pretty happy with Ghoul Goblin so far. Butcher and Powers have concocted a great mystery that no one except Chicago's only wizard for hire can figure out. If you're a Dresden fan, you need to be reading this 4/5

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8.0
The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #4

May 8, 2013

Ghoul Goblin is a great entry into the Dresden mythology. The series as a whole has been enjoyable, but this one is probably one of the stronger issues. This seems to be the turning point where everything has come together and now it's about making sure Dresden can solve the case and protect those in danger. Things have really been turned up a notch 4/5

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7.0
The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #5

Jul 3, 2013

Ghoul Goblin uses the final few pages to really rev things up for the big finale. Ghoul Goblin has been a great entry in the Dresden mythos, and it looks like it will end on a high note. This issue serves as a recap and moves the final few pieces into place though.

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8.0
The Dresden Files: War Cry #1

Jun 4, 2014

War Cry is off to a fast-paced and explosive start. The introductory issue is a little more flash/bang than story and plot, but again, if you're read Dead Beat you'll hit the ground running. This looks like one to pay attention too.

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10
The Green Hornet (2013) #1

Mar 27, 2013

Green Hornet from Waid and Indro was worth all the hype and then some. We get a very promising first issue that sets things up but also feels complete. If you've been waiting to hop in on a Green Hornet story with all the old school flavor, this is it 5/5

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9.0
The Green Hornet (2013) #2

May 15, 2013

If you haven't been reading The Green Hornet, rectify that immediately. Waid has crafted a great story that has plenty of action, but is truly about Britt Reid as a character and as a man. A great story mixed with some fantastic art help breathe new life into the Hornet and makes this one you absolutely can't miss. 4.5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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10
The Green Hornet (2013) #3

Jul 3, 2013

Waid offers up another stunning issue. Like I said above, we've seen Britt Reid start to crack up as both the newspaper man and the vigilante, but he completely shatters this time around. It's very rare that you're completely and utterly shocked reading a story, but I have to say the two big twists in this issue took me by surprise. Indro's art and Menyz's colors are top notch as always. This issue is a little more straightforward than the previous entries with their stylish newspaper backgrounds, but we still get great characters and fantastic backgrounds. I would read this book if it was nothing but Indro drawing the city and those great retro cars. There's a chase sequence involving the Black Beauty that is especially pleasing.

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7.0
The Green Hornet (2013) #4

Jul 24, 2013

Green Hornet continues to be can't miss reading. Waid continues to offer up a Green Hornet/Kato story of epic scope. I'm one of those people that it takes a while for artist shifts to take hold, but your mileage very well may vary.

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8.0
The Green Hornet (2013) #6

Oct 2, 2013

Month in and month out Mark Waid continues to present compelling stories not only about the Green Hornet but Britt Reid as well.

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8.0
The Green Hornet (2013) #8

Dec 18, 2013

We've had great Green Hornet stories, but this is one with some heart. Waid presents a nice sidestep before diving back into the hard-edged story we've been following. This one doesn't match up with the solicit info yet again, but that's just one of those things that may just irk me.

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8.0
The Green Hornet (2013) #9

Feb 5, 2014

The Green Hornet is an incredibly enjoyable story and a great take on the character. There are a few panels that makes you raise an eyebrow, but it doesn't make this story any less solid.

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10
The Green Hornet (2013) #11

Apr 2, 2014

Green Hornet #11 is just a fantastic comic. It takes a lot to shock comic readers nowadays, but Waid manages to do it a few times with his Green Hornet run. This issue, more than any other, should have people talking.

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10
The Green Hornet (2013) #12

May 21, 2014

The Green Hornet is one of the most consistently thrilling and solid series out there. Waid has been doing some very impressive things with the Hornet, and it looks like he has a truly grand finale planned. The wait for it will be hard.

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10
The Green Hornet (2013) #13

Jun 25, 2014

Waid and company send their Green Hornet run out in style. Everything was building up to issue #12, but the final issue is where things really break loose and gives you what you've been waiting for. While this serves as an end, hopefully it isn't THE end for Waid and the Green Horrnet.

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8.0
The Illegitimates #1

Dec 18, 2013

Killam knocks it out of the park with his first comic book. This is a really funny and fresh story that quickly raises above the parody some thought it would be. The only real negative you can point out is the fact the solicits give the entire game away. Other than that, round of applause to the entire team and bring on the next issue.

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6.0
The Illegitimates #2

Jan 15, 2014

Illegitimates is a book with a lot of promise, it just needs to start diving into the characters deeper than what we can read on their bio pages. Things started out with a laugh and a bang, but this issue takes a small step back. There are is still four issues to go so there's plenty of time. This is a solid book that's worth keeping up with for now.

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5.0
The Illegitimates #3

Feb 5, 2014

The Illegitimates is a fun and enjoyable story with a fantastic premise, but it needs some polishing. It seems when Jack Steele died some of the fun and excitement went with him. This is the halfway point of the series, but I think things can still turn around in the last half.

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6.0
The Illegitimates #4

Mar 19, 2014

The Illegitimates still has a few kinks to work out, but it's starting to circle back around to a big spy thriller. Things are starting to fall into place, so I still have high hopes for the final two issues.

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5.0
The Illegitimates #5

May 7, 2014

The Illegitimates is a brilliant concept that still hasn't found the right way to execute in a big way. With one issue left, it's worth sticking around just to see how things end.

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4.0
The Illegitimates #6

Jun 25, 2014

The Illegitimates had a fantastic start, but it stumbled along the way. A sharp and fast-paced story kept things moving a little too fast for us to really get a feel for the characters and the big bad, but it was a fun ride at least. There may be more Illegitimates after this, but I for one will be leaving this baby in a basket on someone else's doorstep.

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8.0
The Li'l Depressed Boy #16

Apr 16, 2013

LDB continues to impress. This issue really expands the new relationship in LDB's life. Struble and Grace have really hit their stride with the series. We're going to have to wait a while for the next issue, but it will be worth it.

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8.0
The Living Corpse: Haunted One-Shot #1

Aug 21, 2013

The Corpse: Haunted One-Shot is a fun book that has something for all the fans of the creepy, crawly, humor.

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9.0
The Mocking Dead #1

Sep 4, 2013

You may say we need another zombie comic like we need a hole in our head, but The Mocking Dead proves you really do need another zombie comic without making you do the whole hole in your head thing. Fred Van Lente crafts an incredibly fun and sarcastic series that stands out in the world of walkers. This is one you absolutely need to check out.

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7.0
The Mocking Dead #2

Oct 2, 2013

The Mocking Dead is a hilarious send-up of everything you love about zombie stories.

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8.0
The Mocking Dead #3

Nov 13, 2013

The Mocking Dead delivers on its title. We get a satirical look at a lot of different things along with some real forward movement with our characters. Looking deeper into the series, it's a complex story with a lot of moving parts. We've got two more issues to go and it looks like it's going to be just as hilarious and interesting.

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8.0
The Mocking Dead #4

Dec 4, 2013

The Mocking Dead continues to be one of the funniest and completely insane comics out there. There's still several things to wrap up, but I for one can't wait to see how it ends.

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10
The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes #1

Sep 17, 2014

Multiversity is two for two. Grant Morrison is proving that all of this was well worth the wait and is something that really stands out in an endless stream of comic book "events." This series can literally go anywhere, so we'll just have to keep coming back to see what happens next.

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8.0
The New Ghostbusters #2

Mar 13, 2013

The New Ghostbusters is a fresh new direction for the Ghostbusters. Yes, it won't be permanent but it's a fun story that rises above feeling like a gimmick. Burnham and Schoening get to explore more characters, although I would like to see more of the last few pages where we see how the original team's family and loved ones are coping with their month's long disappearance 4/5

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9.0
The New Ghostbusters #3

Apr 17, 2013

The New Ghostbusters is a really fun series. It takes Ghostbusters in a fresh direction and serves up a really intriguing story. A great story with great art makes this one Ghostbusters fans have to pick up.

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7.0
The New Ghostbusters #5

Jun 26, 2013

Ghostbusters #5 is a solid epilogue that closes up a lot of things while presenting the next story we'll be seeing with the combined Ghostbusting team.

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8.0
The New Ghostbusters #8

Oct 9, 2013

Ghostbusters is one of the most fun books out there.

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8.0
The New Ghostbusters #10

Nov 27, 2013

Ghostbusters continues to be one of the most consistently solid and fun books out there. Horror Days is giving us a taste of the things that go bump in the night over the course of the year end holidays, and it looks like the thing connecting them all will emerge soon.

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6.0
The New Ghostbusters #12

Jan 29, 2014

Happy Horror Days is an enjoyable arc, but it ends without much fanfare. The abrupt end feels like it has left some unfinished business. With what we know is coming up next, this might be one that becomes stronger when the complete picture can be seen.

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10
The New Ghostbusters #13

Feb 26, 2014

Mass Hysteria really hits the ground running. Burnham kicks off the celebration just right and promises a lot of crowd pleasing moments that will excite no matter how long you've been a fan of the Ghostbusters.

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8.0
The New Ghostbusters #14

Mar 26, 2014

Mass Hysteria is shaping up to be one of the best Ghostbusters stories yet. We're in the anniversary year and there's talk of Ghostbusters 3 happening, but this is the thing you should be checking out. Next month will have a lot of people talking. I guarantee it.

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9.0
The New Ghostbusters #15

Apr 30, 2014

Mass Hysteria continues to please. Burnham and company have been playing the long game with a lot of the more recent Ghostbuster stories and it's starting to pay off in rather exciting ways.

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10
The New Ghostbusters #16

May 28, 2014

Mass Hysteria continues to deliver on all fronts. The creative team is firing on all cylinders and seemingly having a lot of fun doing it. That rubs off on the reader, and that always makes for a great experience. We're not done yet though. I say bring it on!

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8.0
The New Ghostbusters #18

Jul 30, 2014

Mass Hysteria continues to be the most ambitious and fun Ghostbusters stories ever. Burnham has paid homage to the past while moving things forward in a great direction. This book will be coming to an end soon (sadly), but it looks like it will be going out in style.

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9.0
The New Ghostbusters #19

Aug 27, 2014

Mass Hysteria takes an already great story and turns things up to 11 as we round the corner to the finish. Burnham and company have been very ambitious with this storyline, and it looks like it will pay off in a big way.

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10
The New Ghostbusters #20

Sep 24, 2014

Ghostbusters goes out on an incredibly high note. Burnham and company not only end a great story arc, they end a great comic in a very fitting way that serves as a true end if this were in fact the last Ghostbuster story (and we all hope that isn't the case). Whether this is the true end or a slight rest, Burnham and company have knocked it out of the park.

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7.0
The Other Dead #1

Sep 25, 2013

The Other Dead is a fast-paced story that pulls you in from page 1.

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8.0
The Other Dead #2

Oct 23, 2013

Things start getting crazy, and with 4 issues left there's no telling where this story will go.

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7.0
The Other Dead #4

Dec 11, 2013

The Other Dead continues to be a solid book with a lot to like. There's still a few bumps to smooth out, but it looks like the team is just gearing up for a gigantic two-part finale. The undead animals have popped up infrequently, but it looks like they are about to attack en masse.

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8.0
The Other Dead #5

Jan 29, 2014

This is the pulse-pounding issue that kicks things up a notch for the big finale. This is all action from page 1, so hopefully the story elements that have sort of been left dangling are tied together by the end.

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7.0
The Other Dead #6

Mar 19, 2014

The Other Dead is a solid series that told a story that seems to be setting something much bigger up for the next go-round. There's a lot of explosive action, but there's still some plot and story left to explore. If you've enjoyed it so far, you're definitely going to want to see what comes next.

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6.0
The Owl #1

Jul 3, 2013

The Owl starts out well and starts to seed some interesting ideas. The Owl is a worthy entry in Dynamite's ever expanding world of new pulp stories. Krul offers up a satisfactory story and the art is good overall, but there isn't a real big punch just yet.

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6.0
The Owl #2

Aug 7, 2013

The Owl is a good new story for Dynamite's pulp line-up, but it feels to be moving a little too slow.

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8.0
The Owl #3

Sep 4, 2013

The Owl has been set up for a pulse-pounding conclusion. Things were moving a little slow, but with the penultimate issue things got moving and moving quickly. The Owl finally got its much needed kick. We'll have to see how Krull answers the remaining questions, but he delivers with this issue.

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6.0
The Owl #4

Oct 9, 2013

The Owl has been a good series that gives readers a great introduction to an often forgotten hero.

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10
The Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1

Jul 24, 2013

Pulp Friction does a rare thing in team-up comics: each character gets a great story, it makes sense why they're together, and each hero gets a pretty equal amount of time on the page. Waid balances both characters well and we start to see hints of why they may work well against one another.

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9.0
The Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction #2

Oct 23, 2013

This issue was well worth the wait. Waid presents a story that's just fun. From start to finish it's fast, full of action, and tense at times. Above all it's just fun to read. IDW has presented some stellar Rocketeer stories the past few years, but this one is definitely a highlight.

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9.0
The Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction #3

Nov 13, 2013

The Rocketeer/The Spirit Pulp Friction is a fast-paced and fun series uniting two great characters. Waid has handled the different casts well and crafted a story that makes sense, which is an accomplishments considering how some other team-up stories of late have been.

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9.0
The Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction #4

Dec 11, 2013

Pulp Friction has been a flat out fun ride. Waid has a great handle on both characters and gives them both plenty to do. Pulp can be gritty and pulp can be fun, but Waid has found a pretty good balance for this series. Waid and J. Bone really need to collaborate on another story for either character in the near future again, but this time from issue #1.

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10
The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #3

Apr 10, 2013

Hollywood Horror may be the Rocketeer's most fun adventure yet. The story is more than just a goofy, laugh-a-minute romp, but "fun" is the only way to describe this series. Langridge and J Bone have made a great Rocketeer adventure 5/5

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9.0
The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #4

May 8, 2013

Hollywood Horror closes out another impressive Rocketeer miniseries from IDW. Langridge and J Bone presented a thoroughly enjoyable story from beginning to end that can be described best as 'fun.' Whether you read it monthly or are waiting for the trade, this was one Rocketeer story you can't miss 4.5/5

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10
The Sandman Overture #1

Oct 31, 2013

Overture is just that, a piece of music. Sandman took a while to pick up steam when it first came out, but now with the passage of time people realized how revolutionary and important it was. The good thing about Overture is that it doesn't have to try and find an audience and what it has to say is important. If Gaiman and Williams keep even half the quality of the first issue with the rest of the series, this is going to be something special.

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6.0
The Shadow #12

Apr 24, 2013

The Shadow #12 is a solid one-shot story that shows us how The Shadow deals with crime. It's one of those self-contained stories you get before a new story arc kicks off. It has a strong finish, but it doesn't go out on a high note 3/5

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7.0
The Shadow #13

May 15, 2013

The Shadow #13 is a solid start for Roberson. We have an intriguing story at work with a mysterious killer who looks like a nun. You're left wanting more Shadow, but Roberson handles Lamont well enough to keep you turning the page. It's a good story that suffers a little from a few odd art choices. The next issue looks promising and I believe we'll be running along smoothly in no time. 3.5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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8.0
The Shadow #14

Jun 12, 2013

The Shadow has found himself facing off against a threat that is just as talented as he is. Roberson has crafted a fantastic new foil for The Shadow and really started off his run with a bang. This issue feels very cinematic and amps up the action and drama for our hero. Roberson's Shadow is a must read 4/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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8.0
The Shadow #15

Jul 3, 2013

The Shadow with Chris Roberson has turned into a can't miss series. The Shadow has met a villain every bit his equal in The Light, and we're not sure he'll be able to pull off a victory as stylish and flawless as he is usually able to do. The stake have been raised.

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9.0
The Shadow #16

Aug 7, 2013

Roberson has quickly turned The Shadow into a can't miss series.

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7.0
The Shadow #17

Sep 11, 2013

Roberson has presented a great first story arc for his version of The Shadow, and it will be very exciting to see where things are once it's finished.

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8.0
The Shadow #18

Oct 16, 2013

Roberson ends a fantastic first arc with style.

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6.0
The Shadow #19

Nov 20, 2013

This is a good hopping on point for new readers and it looks like Roberson is setting up something very big. Until the final pages this reads largely like a one-shot. The art and coloring mix for a shaky result, but this is another enjoyable issue.

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8.0
The Shadow #20

Nov 27, 2013

Roberson proves that not every issue has to have gun battles and explosions, sometimes you can have quieter issues of The Shadow hunting down clues. The arc started out a little slow, but Roberson starts to pull you in to the wider mystery this month. You can't help but like where things are (possibly) going.

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8.0
The Shadow #21

Jan 8, 2014

The Shadow continues to please. Roberson is keeping things very mysterious, but we're starting to see what The Shadow's goals are. Roberson has quickly turned The Shadow into some can't miss pulp.

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6.0
The Shadow #22

Feb 5, 2014

The Shadow went on a journey that led him in a big circle. This is a story that's very much more about the destination than the journey, but it looks like things are going to be rather explosive next month. Roberson is playing the long game with this one so we'll just have to wait and see how things unfold.

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5.0
The Shadow #23

Mar 19, 2014

This Shadow arc has been interesting, but it doesn't quite deliver in the end. It's a stellar character study of the people The Shadow crosses paths with, but it doesn't quite have a "wow" moment.

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6.0
The Shadow Now #3

Dec 4, 2013

The Shadow Now has a brilliant premise, but a few of the kinks still need to be ironed out. Liss has laid out an interesting story with some update characters that show how The Shadow could fit into the modern world. Now that we're at the halfway point, hopefully things will be taken to the next level.

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6.0
The Shadow Now #4

Jan 15, 2014

The Shadow Now proves that the titular hero still has a place in the modern world, but things just seem to be moving a little slow. Lamont has planned and maneuvered for four issues, so hopefully the traps are sprung and the battle truly begins in the final issues.

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8.0
The Shadow Now #5

Mar 5, 2014

The Shadow Now has been building and building for months, but this issue is where things really pay off and build up what is sure to be an epic showdown between The Shadow and Khan. Liss has made a very layered story that feels like a TV show in some ways, but he still proves there's a place for The Shadow in the modern world.

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6.0
The Shadow Over Innsmouth #1

Jul 30, 2014

The Shadow Over Innsmouth is a pulpy detective story that makes good use of The Shadow. While it doesn't quite use the H.P. Lovecraft settings and influences to the fullest, it's still an enjoyable story.

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8.0
The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #2

Aug 14, 2013

Dynamite delivers another fantastic pulp hero team-up with Dark Nights. Uslan writes a very cinematic story and finally gets the Shadow and Green Hornet together. The ending loses some of its punch since you know what will happen on page one of next month's issue, but it's a fun ride nonetheless.

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7.0
The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #4

Oct 16, 2013

The story is solid, we get good depictions of the heroic characters, and it looks like we're in for an exciting conclusion.

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7.0
The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #5

Nov 13, 2013

The Shadow/Green Hornet has been a fun series with an old school pulp feel. Things get wrapped up rather quickly though compared to the slower pace the first few issues took.

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8.0
The Shadow: Year One #1

Feb 20, 2013

The Shadow: Year One shows a lot of promise. Wagner starts to shed some light on The Shadow, and what we've seen so far is pretty good. Aside from the complaints with the dialogue, it's a solid introduction story. The Shadow is behind the scenes in this issue mostly, but hopefully there's a lot more to come 4/5

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10
The Shadow: Year One #2

Apr 18, 2013

The Shadow: Year One is a great new look at one of the greatest pulp heroes ever. It gives us some details on how Lamont and Margo came together, but it's still a big mystery on how everything led up to Lamont taking on his famous alter ego. This is the way to do an origin story.

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7.0
The Shadow: Year One #4

Jul 17, 2013

The Shadow: Year One continues to be a series that's respectful of what came before while still offering up something fresh.

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7.0
The Shadow: Year One #5

Sep 4, 2013

The Shadow: Year One is a great story for the greatest pulp hero of all. With ten issues, it sort of feels like things aren't as tight as they could be, but you can't really complain too much about getting more Shadow. Wagner is writing a very broad and ambitious story and hopefully we start to see things tightened up a little.

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7.0
The Shadow: Year One #6

Oct 30, 2013

The Shadow: Year One is a great Shadow story, but it feels a little draggy in places.

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8.0
The Shadow: Year One #7

Jan 29, 2014

It's hard for a comic to pick up momentum after being delayed for any reason, but The Shadow really kicks things up a notch and starts to make up for its tardiness. The Shadow Year One #7 knocks it out of the park.

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7.0
The Shadow: Year One #8

Apr 2, 2014

The Shadow Year One is a great bit of pulp fun, though it is somewhat of an irregular ride. With only a few issues left, it will be interesting to see how Wagner and company tie the remaining threads together.

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9.0
The Spider #1

Oct 16, 2013

Not only is this a fantastic Annual, it's just an all-around fantastic issue of The Spider.

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6.0
The Spider #15

Oct 23, 2013

The Spider is still a solid bit of pulp goodness, but this issue leaves you scratching your head after seeing a few things.

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6.0
The Spider #16

Dec 18, 2013

The Spider continues to be a rather solid book. The Spider's storyline is interesting and we're about to get some real drama with Nita. Hopefully we haven't seen the last of The Red Hand's plan though.

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6.0
The Spider #17

Feb 5, 2014

The Spider really pulls you into his web as we approach the final issue. It seems The Spider is always getting set up, but this time he might not be able to escape this trap as cleanly as he has others before. A lot of things are paid off this issue but there's still a lot to go. I can wait to see how Liss brings them together.

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7.0
The Squidder #1

Jul 16, 2014

The Squidder gets off to an intriguing start, though there are some familiar parts. Templesmith is a good artist and storyteller, so it's definitely worth returning to see just how far and how big things get. With the introduction out of the way it seems like we're going straight to the good stuff.

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7.0
The Squidder #2

Aug 6, 2014

The Squidder is a grim and gritty story with some astounding visuals. Templesmith is building up to something huge as the story progresses, but he keeps readers entertained every step of the way.

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8.0
The Squidder #3

Sep 3, 2014

The Squidder really sets itself apart from the competition this month. Templesmith completely blows the doors off with a dose of wild and crazy that makes the wait for the finale really difficult.

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7.0
The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #0

Dec 31, 2013

If you're loving The Star Wars, are a big Star Wars fan, or like to see early concept art and designs, this is one you might want to check out. It's not chocked full of detail, but it is a solid companion piece to the hit miniseries.

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6.0
The Walking Dead #109

Apr 10, 2013

Kirkman hits hard with the opening scene, then he just walks off and lets you catch your breath. The Negan story has been trundling along like a zombie, but hopefully Kirkman can save it before he needs to put it out of its misery 3/5

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8.0
Thumbprint #1

Jun 12, 2013

Joe Hill's Thumbprint is an intense thriller. The first issue does everything it needs to do, but we don't have a clear picture of what's going on just yet. That's perfectly fine, because I can't wait to find out what's next.

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8.0
Thumbprint #3

Aug 28, 2013

Thumbprint is a psychological thriller that delivers on all fronts.

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5.0
Time Samplers #1

May 29, 2013

Time Samplers is a wacky idea that presents several great moments. It's kind of a jumbled first issue, but it show enough promise to pique the interest and warrant a return trip. It's fun and it's crazy. It seems like they throw it all out there for the debut, so hopefully things start to get a little tighter in round two. 2.5/5Follow @comicbtherapy

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6.0
TMNT Villain Microseries #1

Apr 17, 2013

The Krang story is a nice introduction to comic readers that may not have caught up on all the latest Turtle adventures. It's a good short primer for Krang, but it doesn't explore his origins too in-depth. If you're a lapsed reader or just a big Krang fan, this one is for you.

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9.0
TMNT Villain Microseries #3

Jun 19, 2013

This is an easy bottom line to write. Whether you're a new or longtime TMNT reader, this one is a can't miss.

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9.0
TMNT Villain Microseries #5

Aug 21, 2013

This may just be the most important micro-series issue yet.

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9.0
TMNT Villain Microseries #6

Sep 11, 2013

Hun is another flawless entry into both the Micro-Series collection and City Fall.

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8.0
Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #5

Sep 25, 2013

Todd comes back funnier and fiercer than ever.

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10
Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #6

Oct 2, 2013

Chalk up another win for Kristensen and Perker.

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9.0
Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #7

Nov 21, 2013

Kristensen and Perker are sick and twisted men who need help, but don't get them any until they finish Todd. Month in and month out the line between humor and decency is obliterated. Todd continues to be a deep but hilarious story full of messed up characters you can't help but love.

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10
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1

Jul 23, 2014

Transformers VS. G.I. Joe #1 is a comic you can hardly explain, it's something that just has to be experienced. Scioli and Barber are absolutely crazy, but it's a great kind of crazy that makes for a comic you'll want to share with your friends. Whether you're a Transformer fan, a G.I. Joe fan, or just a fan of retro goodness, this is one for you.

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8.0
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1

Feb 5, 2014

If Turok is any indication of the level of quality the other Gold Key series will have, then we are in for a real treat. Turok teases you more than anything, but it gives you a meaty enough story that you don't feel like things will only really get started next month. Pak and Colak work great together and I'm excited to see where they take this book.

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6.0
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #2

Mar 5, 2014

After an explosive first issue, the second installment starts to play the human drama out a little more as we see Turok conflicted as to what he should do regarding the Crusaders taking over the tribe that abandoned him. The slight change in pace and the art changes do effect things ever so slightly.

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10
Uncanny #1

Jun 25, 2013

Uncanny starts out strong and shows Dynamite is doing big and exciting things with their crime line. Diggle serves up a great story that gets you excited for what's next. It feels very much like an opening scene of a big movie, but you feel more than ready to see what happens when things really get going.

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7.0
Uncanny #2

Jul 24, 2013

Uncanny is a fast-paced thrill ride that has a hook that guarantees you'll be back for more. Diggle has two issues of set-up, so hopefully we'll get into meatier parts of the story now. Issue one blew you away and issue two keeps you entertained.

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9.0
Uncanny #4

Oct 23, 2013

This is old school movie action at its finest.

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8.0
Uncanny #5

Dec 11, 2013

Uncanny continues to live up to its name. This is a complex and layered story featuring some weird and wonderful powers. We don't know what the larger picture is, but you can't wait to find out.

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7.0
Uncanny #6

Feb 12, 2014

Uncanny #6 leaves us with more questions than answers, but there's enough here that makes your return for season two a very safe bet. Uncanny has gone from brilliant to pretty good over the course of these six issues, but the end is a big explosive action sequence that leaves the story elements for later.

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7.0
V-Wars #1

Apr 30, 2014

V-Wars doesn't quite blow you away, but Maberry and company have set up a very impressive book that starts things off in style. This is a vampire book, yet it's so much more than just a vampire book. This is definitely one to keep an eye on.

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8.0
Vandroid #1

Feb 26, 2014

If you're a fan of the 80s, B-movies, or over the top action stories, this is one for you. Vandroid sets things up nicely and shows a lot of promise. It looks like we're in for four more issues of fun.

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9.0
Vandroid #2

Mar 26, 2014

Vandroid is a fun series that celebrates the glorious excess of the 80s in terms of style, action, and storytelling. The first two issues were largely setting things up, so it looks like next month will kick things up another notch or two. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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6.0
Vandroid #3

Apr 30, 2014

Vandroid really shows its B-movie roots here when it comes to plot, but it's still an enjoyable ride you can't help but love. The midway point is a bit of bumpy ride, but it's one well worth taking.

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7.0
Vandroid #4

May 28, 2014

Vandroid is a book you can't help but enjoy. It's big, bold, a little cheesy, and a whole lot of fun. If its action movie influences are anything to go by, we're in for a huge finale.

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8.0
Vandroid #5

Jun 25, 2014

Vandroid has been a crazy ride that ends crazier than you could have imagined. While a few things in the five-issue run bordered on cheesy, you can't help but love the big, explosive, and excess of it all. This is an 80s movie I wouldn't mind seeing get a sequel.

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9.0
Veil #1

Mar 5, 2014

Veil is a story shrouded in mystery, but this first issue guarantees that you'll be sticking around to see a larger streak of light shone into the darkness each and every month. Rucka hooks you from page 1 and Fejzula's art is a true sight to behold.

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8.0
Veil #2

Apr 2, 2014

Veil is a very intriguing story that leaves you with a ton of questions. We're starting to see a little bit more of the larger picture, and it looks like Rucka has some really exciting things in store.

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8.0
Veil #3

May 7, 2014

Veil is a giant mystery series that leaves you craving more. While Rucka's story keeps you hooked, Fejzula's art is what really keeps you coming back month in and month out.

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3.0
X-Files Conspiracy #2

Mar 26, 2014

Conspiracy had a great premise and some great tie-ins, but it trips at the finish line. Some inconstant art and a story that underplays the preceding stories makes this feel a little unfinished.

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6.0
X-Files Conspiracy: Ghostbusters #1

Jan 22, 2014

The X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters is an enjoyable and quick read, but it doesn't feel like a huge, exciting crossover event. The story of the Lone Gunman is progressing and the road just happened to take them through Ghostbuster territory. This may be one that benefits from rereading once we start to see the bigger plan.

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5.0
X-Files Conspiracy: The Crow #1

Mar 12, 2014

This is a story with a lot of promise, but it doesn't quite click as a tie-in to the Lone Gunmen Conspiracy story. There's only one issue left, but there's not a huge carryover from here to the finale. Tipton and Malhotra have a good two or three issue story, but unfortunately they had to cram it all into one.

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8.0
X-Files Conspiracy: TMNT #1

Feb 19, 2014

This is the strongest segment of Conspiracy yet. Brisson strikes a perfect balance between the two properties and gives us a fun and fast-paced story. These events are all about getting from point A to point B with every issue, and Brisson does that with a little more flair.

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9.0
X-Files Conspiracy: Transformers #1

Feb 26, 2014

The X-Files Conspiracy TRANSFORMERS is where things really start to click. The plot is furthered and the crossover is a fun and thrilling experience. These last two issues have really picked things up and it looks like it's pedal to the metal from here on out.

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8.0
Zero #1

Sep 18, 2013

Zero #1 hits the ground running. Image is putting out a lot of great new series, but this one may just be the best. Each issue of Zero will feature a new artist for each new mission Zero takes on, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out and whether it will effect the book or not. Zero #1 is well worth checking out.

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3.0
Zombie War #1

Oct 23, 2013

If you really, really loved Zombie War when it first came out then you might want to see it in color for nostalgia's sake. This one wasn't for me but you might dig it.

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4.0
Zombie War #2

Nov 27, 2013

Zombie War is a quick zombie apocalypse story that used a different take than what we're used to seeing with the undead masses. If you were a fan of it when it first came out or are a big fan of the underground comic scene, this one is for you.

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