Collier "CJ" Jennings's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: But Why Tho? Reviews: 218
9.0Avg. Review Rating

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6 Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #1

Jun 10, 2021

The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #1 takes a darkly comedic approach to the world of syndicated television, setting up a mystery and a cast of eclectic characters along the way. If you watched TV during the '90s, or enjoy oddball mysteries in the vein ofChew, then this comic is worth a read.

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Amazing Fantasy (2021) #1

Jul 26, 2021

Amazing Fantasy #1 bends time and space for its unique tale, featuring beloved Marvel heroes encountering a world of sword and sorcery. This is one of the more unique Marvel debuts in history and I look forward to seeing where Andrew takes this tale.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #67

Jan 1, 1970

Amazing Spider-Man#67 kicks off a new story arc, bringing back one of Peter Parker's oldest foes and setting the stage for the Sinister War event. With "King's Ransom" and now "The Chameleon Conspiracy," Nick Spencer looks to be bringing multiple plot threads to a close on his run, and I'm intrigued to see where it all ends.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #71

Jan 1, 1970

Amazing Spider-Man #71 is a quiet moment in theSinister War storyline, shifting focus from the web-slinger to two of his villains and continuing to peel back the layers of Kindred's character. Spencer's final Spider-Man storyline shows no signs of slowing down, and it hasn't even hit the halfway point.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #59

Feb 10, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #59 feels more like a set-up for future storylines, though it does have some surprisingly emotional beats. Issue #60, which debuts after Valentine's Day, looks to be exploring Spidey's love life, and I'm definitely interested in it.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #60

Feb 24, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #60essentially acts as a one-act play, letting Peter Parker bare his soul while laying down the next step in Nick Spencer's master plan. The next issue offers a new costume for Spider-Man and a new job, and I hope that both continue to steer Peter back to where he was when writer J. Michael Straczynski was writing Amazing Spider-Man.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #61

Mar 10, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #61acts as a "new start" for the web-slinger, giving him a new costume and new job-and setting up a new wave of threats. Given where the issue leaves off, Spidey and Boomerang are up a creek without a paddle-and that often leads to some of the best Peter Parker stories.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #64

Apr 21, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #64sees the "King's Ransom" storyline progress at a steady pace, while hinting at the next big story for the web-slinger. As was the case with "Last Remains," Spencer is paying off plot threads he set up in earlier issues and his labor has borne some rather intriguing fruit.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #65

May 5, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #65serves as the penultimate entry to the "King's Ransom" arc, also paying off multiple threads from Nick Spencer's run. Next week will see a "Giant-Size" one-shot that wraps up the story arc properly, and I'm interested to see how this continues to affect not just Peter Parker's life but Boomerang's as well.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #66

May 19, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #66 feels rather disjointed, opting to set up a number of plot points for future stories that don't fully cohere. It does continue to prove that Mark Bagley is one of the best Spider-Man artists in the business. Hopefully, the next story arc will be smoother, more engaging, and sticks the landing.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #70

Jul 7, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #70 sets the board forSinister War, continuing to pay off plot points from Nick Spencer's run while setting up a few new ones in the process. Next week beginsSinister War in full, which looks to serve as the grand conclusion to Spencer's three-and-a-half-year run on the title.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #74

Sep 29, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #875 features a collection of all-star artists celebrating the web-slinger and marks the end of Nick Spencer's run on the title. Spencer's run had its ups and downs, but overall I feel comfortable placing him in the upper echelon of Spidey writers with J.M. DeMatteis and J. Michael Straczynski. And hopefully, the upcoming "Beyond" era will continue to deliver great Spidey stories as Ben Reilly once again takes up the mantle.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #75

Oct 6, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #75launches the Beyond Saga, as Peter Parker deals with emotional stress and Ben Reilly gets a new lease on life. This is the perfect jumping-on point for Spidey fans old and new, and I would definitely recommend it to Reilly's fans as well. Hopefully, the upcoming weeks will keep up this momentum, as this saga is set to lead into Spidey's 60th anniversary.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #76

Oct 13, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #76 expertly balances action with emotion, as Ben Reilly and Peter Parker wrestle with mental and emotional challenges. With the Beyond era fully set up, I look forward to what the creative team of Kelly Thompson and Sara Pichelli bring to the table in two weeks.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018): King's Ransom #1

May 11, 2021

Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: King's Ransom #1 closes the book on one of the longest-running threads in Nick Spencer's Spider-Man run, with plenty of action and a story grounded in human reaction. Spencer and company have yet to disappoint me with their Spidey stories and with a huge storyline on the horizon for this summer, it appears that Peter Parker will have no shortage of issues to deal with.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018): Chameleon Conspiracy #1

Jun 30, 2021

Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: The Chameleon Conspiracy #1 wraps up a rather convoluted storyline that doesn't quite stand up to the quality of other major storylines, though it does have great art. I hope that the upcoming Sinister War is crafted with more care and that Spencer leaves the title on a high note.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #1

Sep 21, 2021

Aquaman: The Becoming #1 serves as the beginning of a new status quo for Jackson Hyde, featuring a new enemy and a life-altering series of events. If you are a fan of the Aquaman mythos or theYoung Justice animated series, you'll definitely want to pick up this series. Between this series and the upcomingAquaman/Green Arrow: The Target miniseries, Thomas looks to be putting his own unique spin on the Aquaman mythos.

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Are You Afraid of Darkseid? (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

Are You Afraid of Darkseid #1 is a mixed bag of Halloween-themed tales, featuring less of the Lord of Apokolips than one would expect. While some stories are worth a read, DC has done far better with its other holiday-themed one-shots. I can only hope that next year's installment is an improvement.

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Astonishing Times #1

Jul 28, 2021

Astonishing Times #1 is a unique entry into the superhero genre, as its creative team intends to explore why these characters have the resonance they do. Not only would I recommend this to longtime superhero fans, but I would also recommend it to those who potentially feel overwhelmed by the genre, as it truly feels like a unique approach was taken in crafting this series.

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Avengers (2018) #45

Apr 21, 2021

Avengers #45doesn't live up to the promise of its cover or solicitation, as it takes place after the events of King in Black and fails to place Blade at the center of its story. With Blade set to become the focus of the upcoming Heroes Reborn miniseries, I hope that series gives the Daywalker his due.

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Avengers: Tech-On #1

Aug 11, 2021

Avengers: Tech-On Avengers #1mixes the action one would expect from a Marvel title with anime and tokusatsu-themed elements, setting the stage for a unique story. The next issue promises to pit the newly armored Avengers against Venom, and I look forward to seeing what their armor can do.

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Batman '89 (2021) #1

Aug 10, 2021

Batman '89 #1immerses readers back into the world of Tim Burton's iconic films and continues his intended vision for the franchise thanks to a creative team who share a love for that world and helped shape it. With Richard Donner's Superman films receiving a similar treatment later this month and Michael Keaton slated to reprise his role as Batman in The Flash next year, the series couldn't have come at a better time.

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Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #1

Mar 9, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #1 is a solid chronicle of the Dark Knight's friends and foes, featuring tales of triumph and heartbreak. If you're a fan of Batman or a specific character within the Batman mythos, chances are there's a story in here for you.

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Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #2

Apr 13, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #2 continues to explore the lives of the Dark Knights allies, particularly where Red Hood and the Outsiders are concerned. Next issue will see the end of The Caretaker story and while Ill be sad to see it go, I hope the remaining issues of Urban Legends continue to flesh out Gothams Guardians.

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Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #3

May 11, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #3 continues to delve into the lives of the Dark Knight's friends and foes, hinting at a bright new future for the Outsiders. With "The Caretaker" wrapping up, I'm looking forward to what the next issue brings and what other creators will tackle in the lesser-known corners of Gotham City.

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Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #4

Jun 8, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #4 is packed full of stories featuring fan-favorite Batman characters, including thrilling twists and turns. Now that the book has hit its halfway point, things are starting to get interesting and I'm eager to see where the next two issues go from here.

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Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #5

Jul 13, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #5 introduces long-lost characters from the Wildstorm Universe into the fray, and continues to shine the spotlight on the Dark Knight's various allies. With "The Long Con" wrapping up and "Cheer" reaching its conclusion next issue, I hope that the series continues to find new ways to explore Gotham's Guardians.

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Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #7

Sep 14, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends #7 paints different futures for the Dark Knight but ultimately shows that no matter the era, Batman will remain a constant. With a new Batman Beyond series teased for next year, this is one of the strongest issues thatUrban Legendshas put out so far.

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Black Hammer: Visions #1

Feb 8, 2021

Black Hammer: Visions #1 presents a moving and darkly hilarious tale that fans of the Black Hammer universe will enjoy, courtesy of Patton Oswalt, Dean Kotz, and Jason Wordie. Other creators are slated to present tales for Visions in the future, including Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and Kelly Thompson (Black Widow) among them. I'm looking forward to those tales, and to see what the other creators do with the world ofBlack Hammer.

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Black Panther: Legends (2021) #1

Oct 11, 2021

Black Panther Legends #1 offers a new take on the hero's origin and serves as a great introduction to the character for new fans. If you loved the Black Panther film, or want to know more about the character, I'd highly suggest picking this series up. And the next issue looks to continue exploring T'Challa's origins by revisiting his first meeting with another Marvel hero-in particular, one with who he shares a strong connection.

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Blade Runner: Origins #1

Mar 15, 2021

Blade Runner: Origins #1features a solid start to its story, immersing readers in a time before the first Blade Runner film. Fans of Titan's previous Blade Runner series or the films will definitely want to check this out, as it provides a genesis for the films.

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BRZRKR #1

Mar 3, 2021

BRZRKR #1is a solid debut for Keanu Reeves's comic book career, featuring an engaging yet well-worn premise and plenty of bloody battles. Fans of the John Wick series orThe Old Guard will definitely want to check it out, and it's definitely one of the more interesting celebrity-helmed comics I've seen on the stands.

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BRZRKR #2

Apr 29, 2021

BRZRKR #2continues to present immense levels of gore and ultraviolence while unveiling the secret origin of its protagonist. Now that more details have been revealed about B, he's starting to feel less like a stock action hero and more like a well-rounded character. And a little character can go a long way, especially in the realm of comics.

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BRZRKR #3

Jun 17, 2021

BRZRKR #3 digs deeper into its protagonist's psyche with an issue that's light on plot but heavy on action. Hopefully, the next issue will push the story forward and introduce a new challenge for B, or at the very least introduce friction between him and his handlers.

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BRZRKR #4

Jul 28, 2021

BRZRKR #4 spins its narrative wheels for half the issue, with the series' intense action sequences covering up a lack of plot advancement. With the issue ending on a surprising meeting between B and Diana, I hope that this series pushes the narrative forward in the next issue or manages to justify its twelve-issue run in the end.

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Carnage: Black, White & Blood #1

Mar 24, 2021

Carnage: Black, White & Blood #1 takes the symbiotic serial killer through a variety of genres, in celebration of his 30th anniversary. With three more issues planned, I can't wait to see what other stories await one of my favorite supervillains of all time.

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Carnage: Black, White & Blood #2

Jan 1, 1970

Carnage: Black, White & Blood #2continues to celebrate the Sinister Symbiote's 30th anniversary, featuring some outright disturbing stories from top-tier talent. Horror fans and Spider-Man fans alike will find something to love with this series, and I hope that the remaining two issues continue to bring this mix of horror and talent.

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Carnage: Black, White & Blood #3

May 5, 2021

Carnage: Black, White & Blood#3 continues to spread the menace of Carnage across different genres, courtesy of various creators. With only one issue left, I can't wait to see who else gets to put their own spin on Carnage and if other characters in Marvel's stable will get the Black, White & Blood treatment. Personally, my fingers are crossed for a Blade series in the same vein.

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Carnage: Black, White & Blood #4

Jul 14, 2021

Carnage: Black, White & Blood #4tackles the sinister symbiote's past, present, and future, featuring blood-soaked artwork and unique stories. Fans of the Venom comic, as well as the horror genre, will definitely want to give this series a look. And between this and theExtreme Carnage series, Cletus Kasady is celebrating his 30th anniversary in style.

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Crossover (2020) #4

Feb 25, 2021

Crossover #4 features its heroes pulling off a daring heist, as well as several surprising connections to another of its creative team's endeavors, including the use of the Paybacks. Given the ending of this issue, as well as its "post-credits" scene, the series is about to kick into another gear. And I can't wait to see what happens on the journey to the Crossover site, as well as the potential appearance of other comic characters.

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Crossover (2020) #6

Apr 29, 2021

Crossover #6wraps up the series' first story arc, tying up several plot threads while ending with a massive cliffhanger. I'm not sure where the series intends to go from here, but I'm looking forward to what this creative team has in store. I highly recommend this series to avid comic book readers or comic readers of all shapes and sizes as there's literally something for everyone here.

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Crossover (2020) #7

Jul 1, 2021

Crossover #7 takes a detour from the main story arc but manages to deliver a clever and heartfelt bit of metafiction in the process. The next issue plans to return to the main story, and with this new subplot brewing, the series shows no signs of slowing down.

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Crossover (2020) #8

Sep 30, 2021

Crossover #8 launches the new story arc "Meanwhile," shifting genres while expanding upon the series' metafictional elements. The book is now shifting from a quest storyline to a murder mystery, and I hope that the creators continue to experiment with the form and genreit's what makes this comic so exciting!

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Dark Ages (2021) #1

Aug 30, 2021

Dark Ages #1 launches a new version of the Marvel Universe which subverts the usual dystopia tropes and features top-notch work from its creative team. Fans of Taylor and Coello's previous works will definitely want to add this to their pull list, while fans of books such as The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner will find a comic that hews to their tastes.

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Dark Ages (2021) #2

Oct 6, 2021

Dark Ages #2 fleshes out its version of the Marvel Universe, with heroes united for a better cause and one villain threatening to burn it all down. Even though the series is only two issues deep, it's hooked me, and I wouldn't mind seeing more spinoffs in the vein of Injustice orDCeasedset in this universe.

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Darkhawk (2021) #1

Aug 25, 2021

Darkhawk #1 revamps the winged hero for a new generation, giving him a new identity and challenges to overcome. Even if you know nothing about Darkhawk, this comic is worth a read. Between this, Radiant Black, and his work on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and co-writing Marvel's Ultraman saga Higgins is becoming a master of applying Tokusatsu tropes to the superhero genre; Ramirez is also shaping up to be an artist to keep an eye on.

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Darkhawk (2021) #2

Sep 29, 2021

Darkhawk #2 continues its protagonist's superhero journey, adding a heavy dose of emotional weight along the way. I appreciate the work the creative team is doing to make Connor a fully fleshed-out character, and I also appreciate that Higgins is using the "Air Space" column in the back of the book to reach out to real-life people and experts about MS. I can only hope that other writers are willing to put in this level of effort when creating characters.

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Death of Doctor Strange #1

Jan 1, 1970

The Death of Doctor Strange #1 serves as a wonderful tribute to the Sorcerer Supreme while putting a fresh spin on the usual tropes associated with death in comics. With the rest of the series and multiple one-shots set to explore the aftermath of Strange's death, the story has only begunand we've yet to learn the identity of Strange's assassin.

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Demon Days (2021): Mariko #1

Jun 14, 2021

Demon Days: Mariko #1 continues to place a Japanese-inspired twist on the Marvel Universe, this time shifting its focus to one of the X-Men's supporting characters. The next one-shot promises to continue the "Yashida Saga" and introduce other characters such as Gwen Stacy/Ghost-Spider and Mystique into this unique new universe; considering how great the series has been so far, I can't wait to see how Momoko continues to flesh out this unique universe.

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Demon Days (2021): X-Men #1

Mar 2, 2021

Demon Days: X-Men #1merges Japanese history and Marvel characters together in a splendid story, which also features some of the most stunning artwork in a comic series and a deep dive into Japanese folklore. If you love X-Men, manga, or both, this is the book for you-and the next installment in the Demon Days saga looks to give even more Marvel characters the same treatment.

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Eternals (2021) #2

Feb 10, 2021

Eternals #2 sets up a cosmic murder mystery for its titular gods and resurrects one of the greatest villains in the history of the Marvel Universe. I highly recommend this series to fans old and new, especially if they want to know more about the Eternals.

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Eternals (2021) #3

Mar 10, 2021

Eternals #3 fleshes out its cast while still delivering top-notch writing and artwork. The ending of the issue throws yet another wrinkle into the ongoing murder mystery, and with all the issues the Eternals are dealing with on top of that, there's plenty to keep this series going.

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Eternals: Celestia #1

Jan 1, 1970

Eternals: Celestia #1 continues to expand upon the Eternals' new place in the Marvel Universe, serving as a meditation on the power of faith and how it can be used for good and ill. The ending promises more conflict between the Eternals and the Avengers, which could be one of the more interesting "heroes vs heroes" matchups in the right hands. Time will tell if this conflict comes to pass, but this is still a solid sci-fi story worth checking out.

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Fantastic Four: Life Story #1

May 19, 2021

Fantastic Four: Life Storytakes a truly "real-life" approach to the Fantastic Four, chronicling their adventures throughout the decades. I can't think of a better way to utilize the "Life Story" format, and this series also serves as a wonderful celebration of the Four's 60th anniversary.

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Fantastic Four: Life Story #3

Aug 11, 2021

Fantastic Four: Life Story #3shifts to the '80s and in the process fundamentally changes the dynamic of the titular team. The next issue will finally see Galactus descend on Earth in the '90s, which the entire series has been building toand I hope that the creative team continues to fold real-life events into the Marvel timeline.

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Fantastic Four: Life Story #4

Sep 15, 2021

Fantastic Four: Life Story #4 shifts its focus to the 1990s and delivers a great character piece for Ben Grimm in the process. With the next issue finally set to bring Galactus to Earth, the question remains: What happens next? And will the Four survive this particular confrontation with the Devourer of Worlds?

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Future State (2021): Superman: House of El #1

Feb 23, 2021

Future State: Superman-House of El #1 has a strong premise and solid artwork, but a story that fails to offer an entry point for new readers. Most of the previous Future State titles have managed to build off of or tie into other titles, and it's a shame that this one didn't because there were some genuinely great ideas in this story. I am still looking forward to Johnson's next issue.

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Future State (2021): Green Lantern #2

Feb 9, 2021

Future State: Green Lantern #2explores the Green Lanterns in DC's Future State universe, putting the spotlight on each Lantern and what they mean to certain fans. With Thorne and Soy set to boardGreen Lantern in March, I hope they continue to push the Green Lantern Corps into a bold new frontier.

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Future State (2021): Superman: Worlds of War #2

Feb 16, 2021

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2continues to explore why Superman matters and the influence his imprisonment on Warworld has on other heroes. With several stories being set up, includingFuture State: Superman-House of El andMister Miracle: The Source of Freedom, this book acts as the perfect launching pad for the upcoming Infinite Frontier initiative in March.

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Future State (2021): Aquaman #2

Feb 23, 2021

Future State: Aquaman #2 beautifully explores how trauma and legacy can often go hand in hand, as well as the relationships in the Aquaman family. I would love to see more of Andy and Jackson's adventures, as the concepts and story could fuel an ongoing series for years. Thomas and Sampere have given theFuture State universe one of its most well-crafted stories; if you have been enjoyingFuture State so far or you're an Aquaman fan, I definitely recommend picking up this story.

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Future State (2021): The Next Batman #4

Feb 16, 2021

Future State: The Next Batman #4 is both a solid ending for the main story and a perfect set up for future stories in this universe. Even if the backup stories were hit and miss, I plan to read Second Son and hope that Ridley has many more stories to tell with this Dark Knight.

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Green Arrow (2016): 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

Jun 29, 2021

Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a grand celebration of the Emerald Archer's legacy, featuring a wealth of talent and stories celebrating multiple points in his history. Whether you've become aware of Oliver Queen via the comics or Arrow, this one-shot is highly recommended reading for all Green Arrow fans.

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Green Lantern (2021) #1

Apr 6, 2021

Green Lantern #1 sets up a bold new direction for the Green Lantern mythos and looks to place John Stewart into the limelight at long last. Anyone whos a fan of Justice League Unlimited or Star Trek: Discovery will definitely want to pick this book up.

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Green Lantern (2021) #2

May 4, 2021

Green Lantern #2 continues to shape the future of the Green Lantern mythos, with a shocking last-page twist that hews close to the events ofFuture State. Multiple story threads are laid out within this issue that set up a wealth of stories, and I can't wait to see how they play out.

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Green Lantern (2021) #3

Jun 1, 2021

Green Lantern #3 sets up a mystery that inches the Green Lanterns closer to their Future State status and puts the spotlight on lesser-known Lanterns. This is shaping up to be the Green Lanternbook of my dreams and the fresh take the series needed. I highly recommend it for sci-fi and superhero fans alike.

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Green Lantern (2021) #4

Jul 6, 2021

Green Lantern #4 continues to inch John Stewart and his fellow Lanterns closer to their Future State status while providing a rollicking sci-fi adventure. With the possible reintroduction of a classic GL enemy, it looks like the Lanterns are in for the biggest fight of their lives.

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Harbinger (2021) #1

Oct 1, 2021

The Harbinger #1 reinvents Valiant's most popular comic book property, setting up a series of mysteries and continuing the same blend of teenage drama and superheroic action that is the series' trademark. Longtime Valiant readers, along with fans looking to pick up a new comic book series, should add this to their reading lists.

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Hardware (2021): Season One #1

Aug 10, 2021

Hardware: Season One #1 puts a modern-day spin on Milestone's armored antihero and features the return of one of his co-creators. If you enjoyed Static: Season One or are looking to get more into Milestone comics, this series is a great starting point.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957: Family Ties

Sep 14, 2021

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1957Family Ties #1 uses the horror genre as a vehicle to explore toxic family bonds and serves as a great Hellboy stand-alone to boot. If you are a fan of Hellboy, whether it's the comics or Guillermo del Toro's take on the horned hero, you will definitely want to pick this book up.

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Helm Greycastle #1

Apr 28, 2021

Helm Greycastle #1is a visually stunning book with an interesting premise, but it can't quite capture the promise of its pitch. I highly recommend fans play the "Sacred Armor" RPG that is attached to the book or watch Onyx Equinox if they are looking for a series that lives up to its promise of bringing Mesoamerican myth to life.

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Heroes Reborn (2021) #1

May 3, 2021

Heroes Reborn #1 puts a new twist on the Marvel Universe, featuring a world without the Avengers and the blockbuster action you'd expect from a huge superhero event. With more issues and one-shots set to explore this strange new world, there's no telling what could have happened to fan-favorite Marvel characters, but it'll be fun to find out.

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Heroes Reborn (2021) #2

May 12, 2021

Heroes Reborn #2continues to explore the world of the new Marvel Universe, this time through the eyes of the Squadron Supreme. The next issue looks to take a similar approach with the super-sonic Blur, who is modeled after the Flash; I'm intrigued to see how Aaron, McGuinness, and co. handle this character.

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Heroes Reborn (2021) #3

May 19, 2021

Heroes Reborn #3 features a chaotic-yet-entertaining story that continues to explore the different dynamics of the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme. The next issue will feature Doctor Spectrumthe Squadron's Green Lantern analoguegoing up against Rocket Raccoon and that sounds like a comic I HAVE to read.

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Heroes Reborn (2021) #4

Jan 1, 1970

Heroes Reborn #4 provides a massive revelation concerning the origin of the new Marvel Universe while putting Marvel's cosmic heroes front and center. Now that the main threat behind the universe stands revealed, and the Avengers are slowly but surely reassembling, I can't wait to see what the rest of the series brings now that we've hit the halfway point.

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Heroes Reborn (2021) #5

Jun 2, 2021

Heroes Reborn #5is a character study on the Squadron Supreme's most interesting member, featuring the reunion of theScalped creative team. With only two issues left, the stage is set for the Squadron and Avengers to have an epic battle and to the winner goes the world.

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Heroes Reborn (2021) #6

Jun 9, 2021

Heroes Reborn #6 pits a pair of gods against each other while setting up a confrontation between the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme. With only one issue left in the series, Aaron and company are racing toward the grand finale and only one team will have the right to call themselves "Earth's Mightiest Heroes."

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Heroes Reborn (2021) #7

Jun 16, 2021

Heroes Reborn #7 finally pits the Squadron Supreme and the Avengers against each other, while revealing the malevolent mastermind behind this new universe. Next week will bring this alternate reality tale to a close with the Heroes Return one-shot, and I can't wait to see how Aaron and co. wrap things up.

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Heroes Reborn (2021): Peter Parker, The Amazing Shutterbug #1

May 12, 2021

Heroes Reborn: Peter Parker, The Amazing Shutterbug #1 breaks Spider-Man down to his fundamentals, showing that even without powers Peter Parker would still be a good person. I highly recommend reading this and Heroes Reborn #2 back to back, as this issue provides a great deal of context for the latter. Also if you're a Spider-Man fan this comic is definitely worth the read.

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Heroes Reborn (2021): Night-Gwen #1

Jun 7, 2021

Heroes Reborn: Night-Gwen #1offers another take on Gwen Stacy as a superheroine, yet it's one that feels genuinely fresh. As someone who's found Gwen Stacy to have far more nuance in various alternate realities, I'm glad this story continues that trend and I wouldn't be opposed to aNightbird ongoing series.

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Heroes Reborn (2021): Heroes Return #1

Jun 23, 2021

Heroes Return #1 acts as the grand conclusion to theHeroes Reborn storyline, which serves as Jason Aaron's finest hour on the Avengers title. I'm not sure what the future holds for the Squadron or the Avengers, but I can safely say that I enjoyed this story and wouldn't have minded a little more time in the Squadron's warped world.

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Home Sick Pilots #3

Feb 14, 2021

Home Sick Pilots #3 explores how people handle grief in different ways while continuing to flesh out its universe with new story developments. Given how the issue ends, Ami may be reunited with one of her friendsand said reunion could turn extremely deadly.

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I Am Batman (2021) #0

Aug 10, 2021

I Am Batman #0returns to the world ofThe Next Batman, showcasing the early days of Tim Fox's journey to becoming the Dark Knight. With the origin story currently underway, I'm genuinely curious to see how the series continues to set up the world of Future State and if Tim will battle any other Batman foes in addition to the Magistrate.

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I Am Batman (2021) #1

Sep 14, 2021

I Am Batman #1 continues John Ridley's take on the Batman mythos introducing new challenges for Jace Fox's Dark Knight. With the next issue poised to introduce a new take on one of Batman's foes, it looks as though Ridley, Copiel, and Sinclair will be sticking around for a while in this new version of Gotham City.

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I Am Batman (2021) #2

Oct 12, 2021

I Am Batman #2 may not be a big part of the Fear State storyline, but it still manages to delve deep into Jace Fox's mindset as Batman. With the issue ending with the promise of a confrontation between Jace and the Moral Authority, the new Dark Knight has his work cut out for him. And hopefully, the next issue will feature stronger ties to Fear State.

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Inferno (2021) #1

Sep 29, 2021

Inferno #1 begins Jonathan Hickman's final X-Men story, promising a day of reckoning for the mutant heroes. With their leadership undergoing a massive upheaval and Nimrod's evolution into the perfect killing machine, the days of Krakoa's paradise may be numbered. And as someone who's been with the new X-era sinceHouse of X/Powers of X, I'm curious to see how it all ends.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #1

Jun 22, 2021

Infinite Frontier #1 is a love letter to the nearly infinite possibilities of the DC Universe, boasting a wide cast of characters and hinting at new paths for familiar faces. Given where the first issue leaves its characters, this is only the beginning of the journey. But it's a journey I am more than willing to see through to the end.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #2

Jul 13, 2021

Infinite Frontier #2 continues to explore the mysteries of the Multiverse while juggling multiple plot threads and characters with ease. I'm eager to continue this series and see how all these characters wind up running into each other, as well as Darkseid's plans for the multiverse.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #3

Jul 27, 2021

Infinite Frontier #3 begins to weave together the series' various plot points, featuring a collection of artists and a multitude of different DC heroes. With the series at its halfway point, the stage is set for a confrontation with Darkseid-whose plans remain mysterious yet nefarious.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #4

Aug 10, 2021

Infinite Frontier #4kicks off the miniseries' second half, as the various characters are drawn together by Darkseid's machinations. With two issues left, all of the characters are gearing up to take on the Lord of Apokolips-but his end goal, as well as who survives the encounter, remains to be seen.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #5

Aug 31, 2021

Infinite Frontier #5 gathers all of its major players and a few new faces from the Multiverse, leading to a final showdown on Earth-Omega. With only one more issue to go, the first major event of the Infinite Frontier era is looking to end on a high note. It is also cementing Williamson as DC's newest go-to writer after Scott Snyder and Brian Michael Bendis.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #6

Sep 7, 2021

Infinite Frontier #6 ends the multiverse-spanning series while setting up new stories for DC's comic book slate in 2022. Williamson has proven himself to be one of the strongest writers in DC's stable with this title, and he should continue to hold that title as he is slated to take over writing duties for Batman as well as the upcomingJustice League Incarnateminiseries.

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Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2

Feb 17, 2021

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2 is fairly light on plot to the point of being nigh-inconsequential, yet its art is a wonder to behold. Hopefully, the next issue is more substantial in terms of plot and action.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #1

Jul 6, 2021

Justice League Infinity #1is a pitch-perfect continuation of the DC Animated Universe, thanks to writers who have worked extensively in this continuity and an artist who manages to capture the look and feel of the world. Fans ofJustice League andJustice League Unlimited will definitely want to pick this series up, as it's effective at fulfilling any wish for more stories set in this universe.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #2

Aug 3, 2021

Justice League Infinity #2 acts as both an action-adventure story and a meditation on the point of existence while continuing to mind the history of the DC Animated Universe for new stories. With reality now literally falling apart due to Amazo's actions, I doubt it'll be long before the League comes face to face with more alternate versions of themselvesand like Overman, I expect them to be unfriendly.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #3

Sep 7, 2021

Justice League Infinity #3 continues to live up to the series' title by introducing a new version of the Justice League and continuing to break down reality. With the surprise appearance of a feared villain from theDC Animated Universe, it's clear that the creative team intends to use the multiverse's unraveling as a way to further the story ofJustice League Unlimited while going in unexpected directions. I cannot wait to read the next issue.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #4

Oct 5, 2021

Justice League Infinity #4serves as a solid character piece for Wonder Woman while exploring different versions of the DC Animated Universe and its characters. It's an issue that deals with some heavy themes, but the ending promises to fully unite the League and send them on a path to salvation. And it's the issue that continues to solidify this as one of my favorite books on the stands.

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Kang the Conqueror (2021) #1

Aug 18, 2021

Kang the Conqueror #1 offers an introspective look at the time-traveling tyrant's life and promises to unravel his complicated history. If you are a fan of character-driven high-concept science fiction, or you want to learn more about Kang following the Season 1 finale of Loki, I'd suggest giving this book a read. With Jonathan Majors set to portray Kang in Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, the timing for this series couldn't be more perfect.

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Kang the Conqueror (2021) #2

Sep 15, 2021

Kang the Conqueror #2has the feel of a massive sci-fi blockbuster, drawing upon the time-traveling tyrant's history to craft a conflict that spans through time and space. With the ending of this issue, as well as the cover to the next issue, it looks like Nathaniel's war against his future self is only beginning, and is slated to draw in a few more fan-favorite villains from the Marvel Universe.

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Killadelphia #13

May 31, 2021

Killadelphia #13 launches a new story arc that has a bit of a slow burn but fully upends the dynamics of the series, promising a new status quo going forward. With so many new elements in play-including both of the Sangsters now being vampires and Adams on the side of the angels-the creative team has the opportunity to explore a new story and continue to deliver bloodsoaked thrills.

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King In Black #4

Feb 17, 2021

King in Black #4 features a jaw-dropping twist in Marvel history and begins to turn the tide for our heroes, setting the stage for a world-shaking finale. Cates and Stegman are aiming to end their Venom saga on a high note, and as someone who's been there from day one, I can't wait to see how it all pays off.

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King In Black #5

Apr 7, 2021

King in Black #5 serves as the perfect conclusion to one of the best Marvel events ever and sets up a new status quo for Venom. Though Cates and Stegmans time on Venom is coming to an end, the work they have done with the Lethal Protector is groundbreaking in every sense of the word.

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King In Black: Black Panther #1

Feb 10, 2021

King in Black: Black Panther#1 perfectly blends the Afrofuturism of its title hero with the cosmic horror of the title event series, creating an engaging and often emotional story. Fans of King in Black or theBlack Panther film, as well as Black Panther fans in general, will want to pick it up.

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King Spawn #1

Aug 25, 2021

King Spawn #1 is the first stepping stone in Spawn's Universe, launching a new mission for the hellish antihero while introducing new allies and enemies into his crusade. I definitely recommend this book for newcomers to theSpawn franchise, as well as longtimeSpawn fans. It also proves that Spawn is more than capable of standing shoulder to shoulder with Marvel and DC's most popular heroes.

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Last Flight Out #1

Sep 1, 2021

Last Flight Out #1 is not just a well-crafted science fiction comic; it's also a tale of a father's devotion to his daughter at the end times. Dark Horse adds another great series to its list alongside creator-owned titles such as Hellboy andBlack Hammer. Fans of Ad Astra andArrival will definitely want to give this series a read.

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Marvel's Voices: Identity #1

Aug 25, 2021

Marvel's Voices: Identityis a wonderful celebration of the House of Ideas' AAPI heroes, packed to the brim with stories that are heartwarming and emotional in equal measure. TheMarvel's Voices one-shots have been a great way to spotlight various creators across the spectrums of race and sexuality, with the upcoming Marvel's Voices: Comunidades slated to focus on Marvel's Latinx heroes, that tradition doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon.

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Marvel's Voices: Legacy #1

Feb 24, 2021

Marvel Voices: Legacy #1is a love letter to Black heroes, as well as Black comic book readers. If you have a favorite Black hero, chances are they're represented in this one-shot. It is a must-read, not only for Black History Month but for all comic fans. Hopefully we continue to see more one-shots like this in Marvel's future for other characters and creators of marginalized identities.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation #2

Aug 7, 2021

Masters of the Universe: Revelation #2 continues to live up to the series' subtitle, revealing new truths about the various characters inMasters of the Universe and acting as an effective prequel to the animated series. The next issue promises to reveal more about Evil-Lyn, who was one of my favorite characters in Part 1 of Revelation.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3

Aug 29, 2021

Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3 unveils the secret origin of Evil-Lyn, which takes some unexpected yet tragic turns. Only one issue remains, and it promises to lead right up to the premiere episode ofRevelation. Hopefully, the series ends as strong as it began.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #4

Feb 15, 2021

Mighty Morphin #4 fundamentally changes the game for the Power Rangers and starts to peel back the curtain on some of the series' mysteries. With the Green Ranger revealed and Lord Zedd having them on the ropes, the Rangers are in for a fight like never before.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #5

Jan 1, 1970

Mighty Morphin #5provides an excellent origin story for the new Green Ranger, showcasing how Matt Cook is similar and different from his fellow Rangers. Given the other Rangers' friendship with Mattand his complicated relationship with KimberlyI hope that the next issue touches on their reactions to his identity reveal.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #6

Apr 20, 2021

Mighty Morphin #6 tests the Power Rangers emotionally and physically and ends on a whopper of a cliffhanger. This book continues to deliver the Ranger action fans know and love while pushing the mythos in surprising new directions.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #7

May 17, 2021

Mighty Morphin #7 upends the traditional dynamic between Lord Zedd and the Power Rangers, presenting the young heroes with a monumental choice. Given the deal Zedd offers them, and his actions in Angel Grove, the Rangers may be faced with a threat they can't fight with martial arts or a Megazord-and that's raised the stakes in ways I never saw coming.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #8

Jun 10, 2021

Mighty Morphin #8wraps up its current story arc while planting seeds for the future and unraveling the mysteries of the past. This book continues to be one of the best Power Rangers stories out there, and I can't wait to see what future issues bring.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #9

Jul 15, 2021

Mighty Morphin #9 throws new challenges at the Rangers, continuing to upend the status quo that fans have come to associate with the mythos. I'm thankful for these comics, as they manage to capture everything I love about Power Rangers while presenting it in a new light. And next issue looks to do the same with Zordon's homeworld & Lord Zedd.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #11

Sep 8, 2021

Mighty Morphin #11begins the road to the Eltarian War, packing its pages full of drama and action. With revelations flying fast and furious about the secret origins of Zordon and Lord Zedd, the Power Rangers are looking to be in for the fight of their lives. And given how great this title has been, I expect the Eltarian War to be as epic as its title sounds.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #12

Oct 6, 2021

Mighty Morphin #12 brings several plot points to a head via character interactions, setting the stage for the upcoming Eltarian War storyline. The biggest Power Rangers storyline since Shattered Grid is on the horizon, and I hope my fellow Ranger fans pick up the following issues because I have the feeling they're in for something special.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #26

May 26, 2021

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #26 continues to push the young web-slinger to his limits as he discovers what exactly his clones are capable of. The end of the issue puts Miles in peril, which hopefully he will get out of-but not without a fight.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #28

Jul 21, 2021

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #28closes out the young web-slinger's Clone Saga with plenty of emotion and action-packed sequences, paying off two years' worth of story threads. Wherever the creative team chooses to go from here, it's fairly clear that Miles will continue to carve out his path as Spider-Man under their guiding hand.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #30

Sep 27, 2021

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #30 is a wonderful celebration of Miles Morales's 10th anniversary, highlighting the many things that fans have grown to love about the young web-slinger. Whether you've been following Miles's adventures since Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, enjoyed Into The Spider-Verse, or loved playingMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales you'll want to pick up this comic.

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Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom (2021) #1

May 25, 2021

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1is packed full of all the death-defying thrills and Kirby Krackle that you've come to expect from the titular escape artist. With a jaw-dropper of a cliffhanger, the creative team may have placed Shilo Norman into a trap he can't easily escape from. I hope to see what else this series has in store for the rest of its run.

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Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom (2021) #2

Jun 22, 2021

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #2 continues to send its titular escape artist spiraling further into chaos while wrestling with the dual themes of race and legacy. The end of the issue leaves Norman in a potential position to fight back, but time will see if he can pull off his greatest escape yet.

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Moon Knight (2021) #1

Jul 19, 2021

Moon Knight #1 serves as both a reintroduction to the titular vigilante and a reevaluation of his character thanks to a new creative team at the helm. With Oscar Issac slated to portray Spector in a Disney original series, this issue would be perfect reading for those unfamiliar with the character and a warm welcome for longtime Moon Knight fans.

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Ninjak (2021) #1

Jun 29, 2021

Ninjak #1 expertly mixes espionage with martial arts and presents a new challenge for Valiant's martial arts master. Valiant has another successful relaunch on their hands, and I highly recommend this to readers who enjoy spy fiction, ninjas, or looking for that next great read.

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Nocterra #1

Mar 3, 2021

Nocterra #1 delivers a unique concept and a story with deeply emotional stakes while giving its readers a new reason to be afraid of the dark. The first issue ends with the perfect cliffhanger, and given its creators' zeal for the story-as well as the fact that it was the subject of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign-Image Comics may yet again have another hit series on its hands.

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Nocterra #2

Jan 1, 1970

Nocterra #2 continues to peel back the layers of the shadow world and introduces an utterly frightening new antagonist. With Val on the run and Blacktop Bill in hot pursuit, things have kicked into high gear, and this road trip has taken a turn for the worst.

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Nocterra #3

May 7, 2021

Nocterra #3 hits a number of emotional notes while continuing to up the stakes for its protagonist's journey. Given the cliffhanger ending, it appears that Val will be forced to make a tough decision down the road, and I'm dreading the day the series comes to that point. But it also speaks to how emotionally engaging this book is, in addition to the action-horror elements.

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Nocterra #4

Jun 3, 2021

Nocterra #4 brings a ray of hope to the shadow-strewn world of the series, as its heroine reaches the end of her journey. This book is a reminder that even in the face of unstoppable darkness, it pays to have a little hope. Given where the issue leaves off, there's a new wrinkle to be explored and I'm genuinely interested to see where the creative team takes things.

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Nocterra #5

Jan 1, 1970

Nocterra #5 sets the stage for the conclusion to the series' first story arc, flipping plenty of the series' trademark elements on their head along the way.

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Nocterra #6

Aug 18, 2021

Nocterra #6 marks the end of the series' first story arc, blending notes of horror and hope along the way while setting up future stories. With Snyder set to expand his collection of creator-owned titles under his Best Jackett Press label, I look forward to all of his projects as well as future installments of Nocterra.

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Non-Stop Spider-Man (2021) #1

Mar 8, 2021

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 is a jolt of adrenaline in comic book form, placing the friendly neighborhood web-slinger into the middle of an action film. Spidey fans and action fans should pick it up if they like their comics fast and furious (to quote another famous action film franchise.)

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Non-Stop Spider-Man (2021) #2

Apr 14, 2021

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2 continues to throw new challenges and obstacles at the web-slinger, while maintaining the adrenaline rush of the previous issue. Whether this is a limited or ongoing series, one things for sure: theres never a dull moment.

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Non-Stop Spider-Man (2021) #3

Jun 2, 2021

Non-Stop Spider-Man #3 pits the web-slinger against a new pair of foes, never letting up on the action sequences or frenetic pacing. The next issue promises to see Spidey and Baron Zemo collide, and I'm interested to see how the webhead handles one of Captain America's deadliest foes.

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Nuclear Power #3

Jan 1, 1970

Nuclear Power #3 pulls back the curtain behind the series' alternate history, setting the stage for a confrontation between the American Union and a group of radioactive rebels. With a massive cliffhanger ending, it looks like Claudia and Reed will have to face multiple obstacles in order to reveal the truth to the world.

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Ordinary Gods #1

Jun 19, 2021

Ordinary Gods #1 is a wonderful example of world and character building that forges new mythology in the space of 34 pages, leading to yet another great launch from Image Comics. Higgins and Watanabe have given birth to something special here, and I can't wait to see where future issues take this concept as I'm curious to see what became of the other gods.

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Oz #1

Aug 16, 2021

The O.Z. #1 uses the familiar fantasy landscape ofThe Wizard of Oz to explore the horrors of war, resulting in a unique and compelling tale

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Parasomnia #1

Jun 30, 2021

Parasomnia #1 is a visually stunning dark fantasy, wearing its pulp fiction influences on its sleeve and setting up an intriguing mystery. Fans of the Solomon Kane stories or Bunn's previous work will definitely want to check this book out.

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Phoenix Song: Echo #1

Oct 18, 2021

Phoenix Song: Echo #1 places Maya Lopez back in the spotlight while exploring her heritage and newfound connection to the Phoenix Force. Not only is this a perfect read for Marvel fans of all stripes, but it is also a good jumping-on point for new fans. With the ending promising a new enemy for Maya, and the second issue hinting at conflict with the X-Men, this series is off to a hell of a start.

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Planet-Size X-Men (2021) #1

Jun 16, 2021

Planet-Size X-Men #1 more than lives up to its name, expanding the X-Men's reach into outer space and boasting a story and visuals worthy of a science-fiction blockbuster. With the creative team slated to take over the mainX-Men title this July, I can safely say that the merry mutants are in good hands.

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Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness #1

Jan 1, 1970

Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness #1 expands upon the origins of several characters in the Power Rangers mythos, hinting at a larger story to unfold in the main Power Rangers titles. Anyone who is a fan of the Zordon Era of Power Rangers, or wants to know what exactly the deal is with the Phantom Ranger, should check it out.

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Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness #1

Apr 3, 2021

Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir To Darkness #1 takes a look at the tragic backstory of one of the Power Rangers universes greatest villains, packing emotion and action in equal measure into its 44 pages. Given that the series is meant to tie into the currently ongoing Power Rangers series, I cant wait to see how Astronema deals with a different team of Rangers.

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Primordial #1

Jan 1, 1970

Primordial #1 combines a sharp script and eye-melting artwork for a sci-fi mystery that's immensely engaging. I cannot wait to read future issues, and I recommend this series to any fans of science fiction or the work of Lemire & Sorrentino.

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Radiant Black #2

Mar 25, 2021

Radiant Black #2 builds upon the first issue, featuring challenges both personal and superhuman for its fledgling hero. With hints of more conflict between Nathan's civilian and superhero lives in future issues, I hope the creative team continues on this path they've set upon.

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Radiant Black #3

Apr 25, 2021

Radiant Black #3is the perfect look into the writing process and continues to be a standout in the world of superhero comics. I cannot recommend this book enough to fans old and new, as there's something for everyone here. And with the next issue promising to yet again change Nathan's life, the book is clearly ready to shift into a higher gear.

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Radiant Black #4

May 29, 2021

Radiant Black #4 features a shocking plot twist that fundamentally changes the nature of the series and cements the series as one of the most innovative superhero comics published today. Now that the series has taken this radical shift, I can't wait to see how it affects the book going forward and where Higgins and Costa take things from here.

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Radiant Black #5

Jun 18, 2021

Radiant Black #5 wraps up the series' first story arc with an emotional battle while hinting at greater things to come in future issues. It's a miracle that I haven't run out of ways to say how great this series is, which is a testament to the creative team involved. Anyone who is a fan of good superhero stories, good comics, or good stories should definitely add it to their pull lists.

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Radiant Black #6

Jul 21, 2021

Radiant Black #6 tells the secret, heartbreaking origin story of Radiant Red and reveals that the "villain" of the series is just as human as its hero. With this newfound knowledge about Satomi, it remains to be seen whether she, Marshall, and the other Radiants can work togethera question that the next issue will answer in full.

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Radiant Black #7

Aug 18, 2021

Radiant Black #7 kicks off its second story arc by continuing to upend tokusatsu tropes while also building upon the series' mythology. This series continues to be one of the best superhero books on the stands and serves as a harbinger of things to come for Higgins' Black Market Narrative creative collective. With the first volume of Radiant Black on sale this week, I highly recommend giving it a read if you haven't already.

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Radiant Black #8

Jan 1, 1970

Radiant Black #8raises even more questions about the ongoing narrative while forging a dynamic between its superpowered characters. With all of the Radiants aware of each other and an incoming war, I have no idea where the series is heading nextbut I'm more than prepared to stay on this ride.

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Reptil (2021) #1

May 26, 2021

Reptil #1 puts the dinosaur-powered hero back into the spotlight, with an all-Latinx creative team highlighting his heritage. I'm glad that Reptil has made a return after all these years, and with the mystery of his missing parents on the horizon, his absence from heroism looks to be a short-lived one.

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Reptil (2021) #2

Jun 23, 2021

Reptil #2 acts as a love letter to its titular hero's Latinx heritage while starting to unravel the mystery behind his powers and his parents' disappearance. This series is continuing to be a great entry in the line of Marvel titles, and I highly recommend it to readers new and old.

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Reptil (2021) #3

Jul 21, 2021

Reptil #3 sets the stage for the series' finale, featuring a classic Marvel mix of superheroics and personal problems where its hero is concerned. The issue ends on a massive cliffhanger that promises more trouble ahead for Reptil...

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Scout's Honor #2

Feb 12, 2021

Scout's Honor #2 continues to explore the layers and secrets of its post-apocalyptic world, ending with an emotional knife in the heart. I'm loving the direction this book is taking and the next issue looks to explore the "trial by combat" that often pops up in post-apocalyptic fiction. I recommend this book to anybody who either loves post-apocalyptic fiction or has gotten burnt out on it as this is a genuinely fresh take.

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Scout's Honor #3

Mar 12, 2021

Scout's Honor #3puts its protagonist through challenges both mental and physical, leading to a nerve-wracking cliffhanger that promises to change the trajectory of the series. This comic has continued to impress me and is fast climbing up my personal "must-read" list every New Comic Book Day.

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Scout's Honor #4

Jan 1, 1970

Scouts Honor #4 places its protagonist at an emotional crossroads and explores the nature of faith, particularly what happens when you lose it. With the next issue promising a massive fight, I cant wait to see how the creators bring it all home. They have proven themselves more than capable of balancing post-apocalyptic action and character development, so I expect a great ending

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Scout's Honor #5

May 16, 2021

Scouts Honor #5acts as the perfect conclusion to the series, bringing a message of hope and unity throughout all of its action and post-apocalyptic setting. I highly recommend checking it out, even if you're burnt out on post-apocalyptic stories; it has a great premise and a top-notch creative team delivering everything I love about comics.

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Shang-Chi (2021) #1

May 19, 2021

Shang-Chi #1 launches a new era for the Master of Kung Fu but threatens to pit him against his fellow Marvel heroes in the process. The next issue will see Shang cross paths with Captain America, which is bound to complicate an already complicated situation; hopefully Shang can find the balance between his heroic life and leading the Five Weapons Society.

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Shang-Chi (2021) #2

Jun 30, 2021

Shang-Chi #2 continues to test the Master of Kung-Fu's bond with his superhero compatriots and his newfound family. The next issue pits Shang against Wolverine and promises even more family mayhem, which sounds like a recipe for an awesome comic.

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Shang-Chi (2021) #3

Jan 1, 1970

Shang-Chi #3 delivers one of the best fight sequences in the series to date and shows the cracks in the Master of Kung Fu's new life. The next issue will see Shang going up against the Fantastic Four, and with a mysterious figure in the works plotting to destroy the Five Weapons Society, the timing couldn't be worse.

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Silk #1

Apr 3, 2021

Silk #1 features the return of the web-slinging heroine, with all the wit and humanity readers have come to expect from Cindy Moon. With a new threat looming on the horizon, and the events of this debut issue placing her in an unexpected position, fans will no doubt enjoy Cindys return to solo superheroes.

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Silk #5

Jan 1, 1970

Silk #5brings an end to Cindy Moon's latest adventure while showcasing everything that makes the character so appealing. The letters page hints that Silk will make a return, and whether it's this creative team or a different one, I'm ready to see more of Cindy's adventures in the Marvel Universe.

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Silk (2021) #2

Apr 28, 2021

Silk #2continues to balance its superheroic and human elements while introducing a new foe for Cindy Moon. In true Spider-Verse fashion, Cindy's personal life and her adventures as Silk are set to collide, and when the dust settles, things may never be the same for her.

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Silk (2021) #4

Jun 23, 2021

Silk #4 reveals the secret history of its main antagonist while also upping the stakes for Cindy Moon's professional and superhero lives. The end of the issue hints at possibly the biggest battle of Cindy's life, and I'll be there to see how it all goes down.

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Sinister War (2021) #1

Jul 14, 2021

Sinister War #1begins Nick Spencer's final Spider-Man story, and it starts with plenty of action and jaw-dropping plot twists. Peter Parker is in for the fight of his life, and I can't wait to see how he gets out of this one. If you are a Spidey fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this comic.

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Sinister War (2021) #2

Jan 1, 1970

Sinister War #2pits the web-slinger against a multitude of enemies, while finally unveiling the truth behind the miniseries' title. Spider-Man truly is in for the fight of his life, and Spencer is looking to enlist all the help he can for this final storyline.

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Sinister War (2021) #3

Jan 1, 1970

Sinister War #3 delivers what may be Spider-Man's darkest houras the web-slinger fights against an army of villains.With only one issue left to go, Spencer's run on Amazing Spider-Man is looking to end on a high note and I'm eagerthough a little sadto see how it all ends.

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Sinister War (2021) #4

Sep 1, 2021

Sinister War #4 has all the action and drama of a Spider-Man story cranked up to 11, as it paves the way for the end of Nick Spencer's run on the web-slinger. After reading this miniseries, I can safely say that he hewed to the old adage of "go big or go home" and it worked like gangbusters. I truly can't wait to see how the last three and a half years of Spidey stories pay off.

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Skybound X #1

Jan 1, 1970

Skybound X #1 serves as a solid celebration of the imprint's 10th anniversary, especially with its signature series, The Walking Dead. The next issue looks to explore even more series within the Skybound roster of titles, and I'm fairly sure that there will be something for everyone over the next few issues.

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Skybound X #2

Jul 18, 2021

Skybound X #2 continues to explore the universes of the imprint's various titles and launches a new one with the debut of Everyday Hero Machine Boy. The next issue features the return of one of my favorite Skybound characters, Science Dog, and I can't wait to see what the cerebral canine gets up to.

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Spawn: Spawn's Universe #1

Jun 23, 2021

Spawn's Universe #1 acts as the supersized debut for a new shared universe featuring the hellish antihero, along with his allies and enemies. With Spawn's 30th anniversary on the horizon, McFarlane is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to his signature creation.

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Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1

Aug 25, 2021

Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1 serves as a great character piece for J. Jonah Jameson, and returns to one of the best modern-day Spider-Man stories in the process. Zdarsky continues to prove himself as one of the strongest writers in Marvel's stable, and I'm game for more of his Spidey stories. It's clear that he has a deep love for the web-slinger and genuinely inventive ideas for what to do with him and his supporting cast.

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Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #1

Jan 1, 1970

Spider-Man: Spiders Shadow launches a new era of What If? Tales, sending the web-slinger down a dark path. Given Zdarskys previous work, and how gorgeous Ferry and Hollingsworths art looks, this feels like it could be an all-timer for alternate Spider-Man tales.

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Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2

May 12, 2021

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2continues to inch Peter Parker down a dark path while showcasing how different characters within the Spider-Man mythos react to his new persona. The last page even introduces a certain character who could inject a new level of drama into the proceedings. I look forward to seeing how Spidey interacts with this character.

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Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #3

Jun 9, 2021

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #3 provides a deadly duel with the Sinister Six and an unlikely form of salvation while upping the stakes for Peter Parker and his family. The end hints that the Symbiote's reign of terror is not yet over, and with only two issues left I can't wait to see how the creators bring it all to a close.

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Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #4

Jul 14, 2021

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #4 heads toward its grand conclusion, serving up hope and horror in equal measure throughout its duration. With one issue left, I'm not sure where the creative team plans to take this story, but I'm sure it won't be a disappointment given the previous installments.

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Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #5

Aug 11, 2021

Spider-Man: Spiders Shadow #5serves as the perfect conclusion to Marvel's latest alternate reality story, and proves that Chip Zdarsky is one of the better Spider-Man writers in the buisness. WithWhat If?premiering this week on Disney , I highly suggest giving this series a look if you're looking to read more alternate universe versions of Marvel's heroes. It also serves as a great horror-themed story, tapping into the innate scariness of the symbiote.

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Star Wars: The High Republic - Trail of Shadows #1

Oct 13, 2021

Star Wars: The High Republic-Trail of Shadows #1combines the world ofthe High Republic with a noir tale, adding elements of horror along the way. This series is off to a great start, and the ending suggests the mystery has only begun.

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Static (2021): Season One #1

Jun 15, 2021

Static: Season One #1serves as both the perfect reintroduction to Static as a character and an entry point into the new Milestone Universe. I highly recommend this book to fans of the Static Shockanimated series or the original comic, as well as new readers. As someone who has loved Static for most of his life, this book was a delight to read, and I cannot wait for future issues, along with the rest of the Milestone titles.

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Static (2021): Season One #2

Jul 27, 2021

Static: Season One #2 continues to explore its titular hero's mental state and growing powers while also expanding the scope and scale of the Milestone Universe. The series continues to impress, especially with the creative team's reverence for the source material and their inventiveness in updating his origin for modern-day times.

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Static (2021): Season One #3

Aug 31, 2021

Static: Season One #3 hits the series' halfway point by cementing the unique bonds Virgil Hawkins has with his friends and family. The next issue promises a rematch with Hotstreak, and now that Virgil has a costume and better control of his powers, I'm eager to see how that turns out.

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Suicide Squad (2021) #1

Mar 2, 2021

Suicide Squad #1 more than lives up to its name, featuring an eclectic cast of characters on a dangerous new mission. With James Gunn's The Suicide Squad on the horizon, Task Force X has made the perfect time to have a comeback.

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Superman '78 (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

Superman '78 #1 is not only a solid continuation of the first Supermanfilm, but it also serves as a loving tribute to the cast and crew who crafted said film. If you love Donner's Superman films or the Man of Steel's pre-Crisis adventures, you'll want to pick this book up. Once again, fans will believe that a man can fly.

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Superman '78 (2021) #2

Sep 28, 2021

Superman '78 #2continues to flesh out the Donnerverse, as Superman seeks help from Lex Luthor while battling the forces of Brainiac. With a shocking cliffhanger ending, the stakes have been raised significantly-and this may be one fight the Man of Steel can't win.

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Superman and the Authority (2021) #1

Jul 20, 2021

Superman and the Authority #1 features the Man of Steel at his best, along with the promise of a classic Wildstorm team being resurrected. If you are a fan of Superman, the Wildstorm Universe, or the creative team's work, you'll definitely want to add this to your pull list.

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Superman and the Authority (2021) #2

Aug 17, 2021

Superman and the Authority #2takes a unique approach to team-building, giving each member a chance to shine as the Man of Steel builds a new team. The next issue promises to see the team escape from Hellwhich means there will be a literal trial by fire. So far, this creative team has excelled at delivering upon the promise of the series and I hope they continue to do so with the two remaining issues.

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Superman: Red & Blue (2021) #1

Mar 16, 2021

Superman: Red & Blue #1features emotional and engaging tales centered around the Man of Steel, courtesy of some of the industry's best creators. I'm not sure how long this series is meant to last, but I can't wait to see what future issues bring, and I highly recommend it for all Superman fans.

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Superman: Red & Blue (2021) #2

Apr 20, 2021

Superman: Red & Blue #2continues to let comic creators from all walks of life tackle the Man of Steel, telling tales that feature his friends and foes. I hope that the next issue continues to have this variety, as there are multiple characters in the Superman mythos that could benefit from their own tale.

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Superman: Red & Blue (2021) #3

May 18, 2021

Superman: Red & Blue #3features a quintet of tales centered on the Man of Steel's humanity, courtesy of a roster of all-star creators. The thing that makes Superman such an endearing character is his connection to humanity, and I love it when comics explore that; hopefully, the other issues in the series touch upon that

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Superman: Red & Blue (2021) #4

Jun 15, 2021

Superman: Red & Blue #4 offers a new perspective on one of the Man of Steel's iconic foes while continuing to highlight Superman's depths of compassion and drive to do the right thing. If you're a Superman fan, you owe it to yourself to read this series.

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Superman: Red & Blue (2021) #5

Jul 20, 2021

Superman: Red & Blue #5 is packed full of emotion from the first page to the last, featuring a collection of stories that reinforce the Man of Steel's humanity. With only one issue left, I can only hope that this series ends on a high note.

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Superman: Red & Blue (2021) #6

Aug 17, 2021

Superman: Red & Blue #6wraps up the series with stories that deviate from the titular color scheme but are still heartfelt and impactful. If you are a Superman fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this series when it's collected in trade form.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2

Feb 18, 2021

TMNT: The Last Ronin #2 begins to peel back the layers of the tragedy surrounding the story and paints a dark future for its titular heroes in the process. Rarely have I felt an emotional gut-punch with these "dark future" stories, but The Last Roninis the exception to the rule because it centers around the dissolution of a family. I can't wait to see more of this story, as it truly is shaping up to be a special entry in TMNT history.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #3

May 30, 2021

TMNT: The Last Ronin #3 is steeped in tragedy, unveiling the details behind the Turtles' last stand and bringing the trauma that Michaelangelo has suffered to the forefront. With only two issues left, the ending sets the stage for a bombastic and potentially blood-soaked finale, and I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4

Sep 29, 2021

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4 has triumph and tragedy in equal measure, building up to a grand finale. As a lifelong Turtles fan, this comic has made me cry, cheer and gasp out loud. This is shaping up to be one of the best TMNT tales ever told, and I can't wait to see how it all ends.

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The Blue Flame #1

May 28, 2021

The Blue Flame #1presents a crisscrossing narrative that pays homage to Silver Age comics and sci-fi serials, setting up a mystery that crosses time and space. Comic fans old and new should give this title a read, as it presents classic tropes in a fresh new way. This issue has also raised a set of questions that will keep readers -and this reviewer hooked for issues to come.

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The Blue Flame #2

Jun 25, 2021

The Blue Flame #2 continues to blur the line between fantasy and reality, placing its protagonist on the brink of death in dueling stories. I'm not sure where the creative team is going with this concept, but they certainly have my attention and I'm curious to see where the endgame lies.

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The Marvels (2021) #1

Apr 28, 2021

The Marvels #1begins a massive adventure in the Marvel Universe, perfectly capturing the sense of adventure and humanity that fuels the Marvel Universe. If you are a fan of Marvel's characters, this is the comic for you. Busiek, Cinar, and Isanove have created something special here that looks to follow in the same footsteps as Marvels.

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The Trials Of Ultraman (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

The Trials of Ultraman #1returns to the Ultraman universe its creative team has set up, featuring new challenges for the titular Tokusatsu hero. With the ending touching on another thread fromThe Rise of Ultraman, Ultra fans are in for more Kaiju-filled action and new takes on elements of the Ultraman mythos.

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The Trials Of Ultraman (2021) #2

Apr 21, 2021

The Trials of Ultraman #2continues to throw new challenges at its hero, including a new threat that can match him in raw power. With a deepening mystery surrounding the Kaiju and Moroboshi's reappearance, and three issues left, this series only continues to flesh out the new Ultraman Universe.

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The Trials Of Ultraman (2021) #3

May 19, 2021

The Trials of Ultraman #3 unravels the details of yet another mystery that Shin Hayata and friends are dealing with, and sets the stage for a confrontation between Ultraman and the JADF. With only two issues remaining in the series, the stage is set for Ultraman to have a massive confrontation with a different kind of enemy.

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The Trials Of Ultraman (2021) #4

Jul 7, 2021

The Trials of Ultraman #4 sets the scene for a grand finale and lives up to its title with the creative team testing Shin Hayata's resilience. Even though there's only one issue left, I hope this creative team has more Ultraman stories in the tank because I definitely want more of what they're serving.

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The Trials Of Ultraman (2021) #5

Jan 1, 1970

The Trials of Ultraman #5 concludes the second act of Marvel's Ultraman saga, tackling the concept of truth and delivering massive fight scenes worth the cover price. With the final page setting up another story, I hope these creators continue to flesh out their Ultraman saga for as long as they want.

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The United States of Captain America #1

Jun 30, 2021

The United States of Captain America #1 serves as a celebration of the legacy of Captain America by introducing new heroes and kicking off a mystery/road trip that looks to fuel the series. I'm eager to see the other members of the Captain America Network and more of Rogers and Wilson's partnership, as they have one of the best friendships in the Marvel Universe.

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Transformers: Beast Wars #2

Mar 6, 2021

Transformers: Beast Wars #2continues to shape the new era of Beast Wars, clearly drawing the lines between Maximals and Predacons. Considering where the issue ends, both factions may end up doing battle sooner than expected-in effect, kicking off the titular Beast Wars.

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Transformers: King Grimlock #1

Aug 4, 2021

Transformers: King Grimlock #1perfectly mixes sword and sorcery into the Transformers mythos, beginning a bold new adventure for the Dinobots' leader. Transformers fans old and new, along withDungeons & Dragons fanatics, will definitely want to pick it up.

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Transformers: Robots In Disguise: Wreckers-Tread & Circuits #1

Jan 1, 1970

Transformers: Wreckers-Tread and Circuits #1 shines the spotlight on the fan-favorite Autobots force, especially in the dynamic between its members and their enemies.

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Way of X (2021) #1

Apr 21, 2021

Way of X #1offers a profound meditation on the nature of faith and the price of paradise and places Nightcrawler in the spotlight. With the appearance of another classic X-Men character and the budding mutant religion, it could be one of the best books in the Reign of X era.

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We Have Demons #1

Oct 6, 2021

We Have Demons #1 is a darkly delightful addition to the action/horror genre that reunites Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo for their first creator-owned comic. Though the comic bears some similarities to previous works, it is a strong beginning for Snyder's exclusive deal with ComiXology. Fans of films like UnderworldorArmy of Darkness, along with those who followed Snyder & Capullo's Batman saga, will want to give it a read.

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Witchblood #2

May 2, 2021

Witchblood #2 fleshes out the world of its witches and vampires while providing its heroine with a new quest. It also manages to raise the stakes for Yonna, which any good story should do. I'm thoroughly hooked on this series after two issues and I hope to see where Yonna's journey takes her.

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Wolverine (2020) #10

Feb 24, 2021

Wolverine #10 serves as the conclusion to an action-packed spy storyline, reuniting the clawed mutant with one of his longtime allies. Next issue will see Wolverine battle vampires and the machinations of Omega Red and I can't wait to see how Percy shifts from the spy genre to the horror genre (and how artist Scot Eaton handles the clawed Canadian).

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X-Men (2021) #1

Jul 7, 2021

X-Men #1 returns the mutant team to its superheroic roots, with a creative team willing to up the scale of the challenges that Cyclops and his companions will face. If you have been following the X-Men franchise since its relaunch or if you're a new reader, this is a perfect jumping-on point for readers.

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X-Men (2021) #2

Jan 1, 1970

X-Men #2continues to reestablish the mutant heroes as part of the Marvel Universe, pitting them against a deadly cosmic threat. The ending hints at another classic villain that the X-Men will face, and I can't wait to see how the creative team handles this mission.

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X-Men (2021) #3

Jan 1, 1970

X-Men #3 continues to pit its heroes against all manner of threats, while slowly building up future plotlines that threaten to rock Krakoa to its core. The last page is a major bombshell, and I'm intrigued to see where the creators might take it as well as how it can impact other books across the X-Line.

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X-Men (2021) #4

Oct 13, 2021

X-Men #4 is the perfect example of how to do a holiday-themed issue, as it leans into the Halloween atmosphere and serves as a character piece for Jean Grey. I'd recommend other creators to look at this comic if they plan to do their own holiday-themed issues. And even though this issue is a bit of a 'breather episode,' it ends with a new foe heading to the X-Men's newly terraformed nation of Arakko.

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X-Men: Legends (2021) #1

Feb 15, 2021

X-Men: Legends #1 is a flashback to a simpler time, and although the art is lacking the story is a solid attempt at untangling one of the few knots in the X-Men's canon. Longtime X-Men fans, particularly those who grew up in the '90s, will hopefully enjoy it, and the issue ends on a shocking cliffhanger that makes me want to pick up the next issue.

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X-Men: Onslaught Revelation (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1serves as the grand finale to theWay of X series, ending Nightcrawler's battle with Onslaught while promising the birth of a new team. As a Kurt Wagner fan and someone who's often pondered the nature of faith, this has capped off one of the best X-Men stories of the Krakoa era.

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X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1 blends raw emotion and action together for a mutant murder mystery, shaking Krakoa to its core. Those who enjoyedX-Factor will definitely want to pick this book up. Between The Trial of Magneto and the upcomingInferno, it looks like 2021 will bring trouble to the X-Men's paradise.

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X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) #2

Sep 15, 2021

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2 is packed full of emotion and action, as the Master of Magnetism wrestles with his angst as well as his fellow mutants. With a jaw-dropper of an ending and three issues left, it seems like this is one murder mystery that doesn't fit conventions.

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Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1

Feb 15, 2021

Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 feels like a delightful throwback to globe-trotting adventure films, mixed with the supernatural elements that have come to define the Hellboy mythos. It's also easily accessible to new readers and a deeper exploration of Hellboy's life for longtime fans.

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