Collier "CJ" Jennings's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: But Why Tho? Reviews: 509
8.8Avg. 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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A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #1

Aug 17, 2022

A.X.E.: Death to The Mutants #1turns its focus to the Eternals who have rebelled against their mutant-killing mission, offering more profound meditations on belief and top-notch action. Gillen is working hard to make this a comic book crossover that stands out from the pack, and so far he's succeeding.

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A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment (2022) #1

Jul 11, 2022

A.X.E. - Eve of Judgement #1is a solid set-up for the events of Judgement Day, although it could have been made a bit more inclusive for new readers.

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A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #1

Jul 21, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgement Day #1ties together Marvel's three biggest ensembles for an event of epic proportions, with stellar scripting and phenomenal artwork. With such a great opening issue, I have faith that the rest of the series will continue to impress. And given that the events ofJudgement Day are set to spill out into the Marvel Universe, there's no telling who comes out unscathed and who doesn't.

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A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #2

Aug 12, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgement Day #2is the comic book equivalent of a blockbuster with brains, as it continues to flesh out the conflict between the three factions. Now that the meaning behind the series title is revealed, the Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals have entered an entirely new conflict - and the rest of the Marvel Universe may pay the price.

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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 (1963) #83

Jan 1, 1970

Amazing Spider-Man #83sees Patrick Gleason returning to the title as both writer & artist, and continues infusing the book with horror elements. Next issue will put the spotlight back on Ben Reilly as he faces off against Doctor Octopus, though I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of Peter's road to recovery.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #84

Jan 1, 1970

Amazing Spider-Man #84 pits Ben Reilly against Doctor Octopus, as the mad scientist has an axe to grind with the Beyond Corporation. With the Beyond Saga now hitting its halfway point, the question remains: Will Ben be successful in his next battle against Ock? And what exactly is Beyond hiding that is so important to Ock?

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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) #77

Oct 27, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #77 takes a bit of a breather in the Beyond Saga, delving deeper into the Beyond Corporation and presenting new challenges for Ben Reilly to face. Unfortunately, though he's trying to be a better Spider-Man, Ben may have inherited the infamous "Parker Luck," and the cliffhanger at the end only reinforces that.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #78

Nov 10, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #78completes another story in the Beyond Era by placing Ben Reilly on death's door and spotlighting the Daughters of the Dragon. With another classic Spidey foe slated for the next issue, Spider-fans will definitely want to either jump back on or start reading this book.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #78.BEY

Nov 15, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #78.BEY places the focus on the Daughters of the Dragon, resulting in a comic that plays like a superhero buddy movie. With the Daughters now wary of Beyond's CEO Maxine Danger, and enlisting the help of another superhero, I look forward to seeing more of their antics in the Beyond Saga. In fact, I'm continuing to hope that more adventures await them in the future.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #80.BEY

Dec 8, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #80 BEY places Peter Parker's fate in the hands of his Aunt May and Doctor Octopus, resulting in a surprisingly engaging adventure. The ending not only resolves one of the Beyond Saga's subplots, but it sets up another one by igniting a battle between Doctor Octopus and the Beyond Corporation. I love that these one-shots continue to flesh out the Beyond Saga, and I look forward to the next one.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #81

Dec 15, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #81 welcomes Saladin Ahmed and Carlos Gomez to the creator's table and shines the spotlight on Ben Reilly and Miles Morales. With Ahmed continuing to explore this storyline in future issues of Amazing Spider-Man andSpider-Man: Miles Morales, one can imagine him becoming the main Spider-writer if he wished to hold that position.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #82

Dec 20, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #82 is a perfectly constructed standalone issue, veering into horror territory as Saladin Ahmed and Jorge Fornes put Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson into a horror movie. The next issue sees the return of Patrick Gleason to the title, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does-especially considering how great this issue was.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #85

Jan 12, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #85 hits the halfway point of the Beyond Saga, handing Ben Reilly a pyrrhic victory and testing his resolve as Spider-Man.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #86

Jan 19, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #86 is a character-focused look into the worst day of Ben Reilly's life and kicks the second half of the Beyond Saga into high gear. Given how the issue ends, I'm curious to see how Ben pulls himself out of this spiral, and whether this is what convinces Peter Parker to don his webs again.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #87

Jan 26, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #87once again turns its focus on Peter Parker as Captain America and Black Cat work to get him in web-slinging shape.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #88

Feb 2, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #88introduces a terrifying new foe in the form of the Queen Goblin, as the Beyond Saga enters its final phase. As always, it looks like it'll fall to Peter Parker to save the day-especially when his loved ones are in the Queen Goblin's crosshairs.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #88.BEY

Feb 7, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #88.BEY once again turns the spotlight on a member of Spider-Man's supporting cast, while also revisiting a storyline from his past. I only hope sales on this book are strong enough to warrant a Slingers miniseries, as I feel the creative crew could really work wonders with the concept.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #90

Feb 23, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #90 puts Peter Parker back in the webs as he faces off against the Queen Goblin, with Patrick Gleason's script making up for scattershot art. With three issues left in the Beyond Saga, I look forward to seeing how Peter and Ben take down the Queen Goblin and which Spider-Man we'll be following in the aftermath.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #92

Mar 9, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #92sets the stage for the conclusion of the Beyond Saga, with both Spider-Men facing the corporation's horrific experiments. The last issue will feature a battle between Peter and Ben to see who picks up the mantle of Spider-Man and sets up the next era of Amazing Spider-Man. It's fair to say that Marvel is kicking off the web-slinger's 60th anniversary in style.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #93

Mar 30, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #93 wraps up the Beyond Saga while teasing the future of both Peter Parker and Ben Reilly. With Wells slated to team up with legendary Spider-Man artist John Romita Jr. in April, I hope he has a good story in mind for Spidey's 60th anniversary. The web-slinger deserves nothing less than the best.

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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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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 (2022) #1

Apr 25, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #1is a shaky start to the web-slinger's 60th anniversary, as the story boasts solid art thanks to John Romita Jr. I hope that future issues, including the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #900will be a more fitting celebration of Spidey's legacy,

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Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #6

Jul 27, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #900 doubles as an action-packed adventure and an introspective look into what makes Peter Parker a great character. Wells and McGuiness delivered some great work here, and the end of the book teases them coming together to work on future Spidey stories. As far as anniversary stories go, this one's worth a read.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #900

Jul 27, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #900 doubles as an action-packed adventure and an introspective look into what makes Peter Parker a great character. Wells and McGuiness delivered some great work here, and the end of the book teases them coming together to work on future Spidey stories. As far as anniversary stories go, this one's worth a read.

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Ant-Man (2022) #1

Jul 27, 2022

Ant-Man #1 is a great start to a story that celebrates the astonishing Avenger's 60th anniversary, touching upon everyone who's ever held the mantle. Whether you've only seen the Ant-Man movies or have read every one of his appearances, this is a comic I definitely recommend to everyone.

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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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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #2

Oct 26, 2021

Aquaman: The Becoming #2 sends its hero on the run while bringing themes of persecution and prejudice to the forefront. With Jackson now considered an enemy of Atlantis, his road to becoming Aquaman will be more complicated than he thought.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #3

Nov 16, 2021

Aquaman: The Becoming #3marks the halfway point of the series, finally revealing the mysterious villain Deluge and their connection to Aqualad. With three issues left, Jackson Hyde's path to becoming Aquaman just hit a major roadblock and has set the stage for an unexpected family reunion.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #4

Dec 28, 2021

Aquaman: The Becoming #4 upends Jackson Hyde's life in devestating fashion, leaving him at a crossroads with his mother. With only two issues left in the miniseries, I'm ready to see how Jackson weathers this tragedy to become Aquaman and how it carries over into the Aquamen series.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #5

Jan 18, 2022

Aquaman: The Becoming #5 serves as the final step of Jackson Hyde's journey in becoming Aquaman, as he cements his place in the world. With one issue left in the miniseries, I look forward to seeing Jackson becoming the hero he was always meant to be.

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Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #6

Feb 15, 2022

Aquaman: The Becoming #6 marks the end of a story fraught with family drama and tragedy, as Jackson Hyde finally inherits the mantle of Aquaman. This miniseries is worth a read for DC fans old and new, especially if you're a fan of Kaldur'ahm in Young Justice or just love Aquaman in any shape or form. and I'm looking forward to the story continuing in Aquamen, a series that Thomas will also pen.

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Aquamen (2022) #1

Feb 22, 2022

Aquamen #1begins a new adventure for Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde as its creative team continues to make their mark on the Aquaman mythos. If you loved reading Aquaman: The Beginning or were introduced to the Aquamen via theAquaman film ortheYoung Justice animated series, you'll want to pick this one up.

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Aquamen (2022) #2

Jan 1, 1970

Aquamen #2drives a rift between Jackson Hyde and Arthur Curry and starts to peel back the mystery behind the Atlantean invasion. The next issue looks to take Jackson to Gotham City, which means that Batman and his various allies may get drawn into the conflict. This means that there's another dynamic that's ripe with story potential.

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Archer & Armstrong Forever #1

Jan 1, 1970

Archer and Armstrong Forever #1is a witty, action-packed ride that doubles as the perfect entry point into the Valiant Universe. Valiant has been turning out a string of hits this year, and I hope the publisher keeps it up as its roster of characters is just as interesting as the big guns of Marvel, DC, and Image.

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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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Armorclads (2022) #1

Mar 22, 2022

Armorclads #1 may be a bit slow as it lays the foundation for a new corner of the Valiant Universe, but its premise alone should be enough to hook longtime Valiant fans...And if you're a fan of science fiction or mecha, this series will be right up your alley.

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Armorclads (2022) #2

Apr 21, 2022

Armorclads #2continues to slowly build up its story, with its world-building and art attempting to make up for a sluggish pace. The next issue looks to finally launch the revolution that's been teased in the series synopsis, and hopefully, the speed of the story will pick up a little with it.

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Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1

Jan 20, 2022

Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1marks the start of Kurt Busiek's creator-owned reign at Image, with Carlos Pacheco delivering a world that straddles the line between history and fantasy. Whether or not you've read the firstArrowsmith series, this is a comic that has a little something for everyone and is definitely worth the read.

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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 (2018) #50

Nov 29, 2021

Avengers #750 is a super-sized setup for future Avengers stories that could have used more fine-tuning, though there is some promise in the story and art. I look forward to the release of Avengers Forever, and more of the Masters of Evil wreaking havoc across the multiverse.

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Avengers Forever (2021) #1

Dec 20, 2021

Avengers Forever #1 cracks open the Multiverse, promising to unite the mightiest heroes of every Earth in Marvel's history. I look forward to seeing who else joins Ghost Rider's new team, as some great characters in the Marvel Multiverse could use the spotlight.

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Avengers Forever (2021) #2

Jan 26, 2022

Avengers Forever #2 makes some questionable choices with its narrative as it begins to explore the mystery behind Robbie Reyes' transformation into the Ghost Rider. The next issue promises to unite Robbie and Deathlok with the Invincible Ant-Man and his surviving Avengers, which should deliver on the promise of the series.

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Avengers Forever (2021) #3

Mar 2, 2022

Avengers Forever #3introduces a wild new team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes as they launch a rescue mission for Robbie Reyes and Deathlok. With the end of the story upping the stakes, it's a good thing that the next issue will reintroduce a trio of characters from another comic Aaron wrote.

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Avengers Forever (2021) #4

Mar 23, 2022

Avengers Forever #4brings the battle of Earth-818 to a close while touching upon elements from Jason Aaron's Thor run.

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Avengers Forever (2021) #5

May 4, 2022

Avengers Forever #5promises to reveal more about the origin of Doom Supreme but barely scratches his surface. Hopefully, future issues will delve more into what makes the other Masters of Evil tick or what their end game is; the concept of traveling the multiverse can only take you so far.

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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 Beyond: Neo-Year #1

Jan 1, 1970

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1begins a new era in Terry McGinnis' life as he fights to save a city that's attempting to kill him at every turn. This is the Batman Beyond story I've been waiting for, and I can't wait to see what the creators throw at Terry next.

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Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #2

May 3, 2022

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #2continues to put Terry McGinnis through his paces as the creative team strips him of his resources and pits him against new foes. It's clear Terry is rethinking his entire approach to becoming Batman, but what kind of Batman he will be when the series ends is unclear. Hopefully, this is only the beginning of a new era for Batman Beyond.

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Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1

Mar 29, 2022

Batman: Beyond The White Knight #1presents a unique take on the Batman Beyond universe, and its visually stunning art makes up for a bumpy story. Hopefully, future issues will continue to explore this new world and show how Terry grows into the Batman fans know and love.

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Batman: The Knight (2022) #1

Jan 18, 2022

Batman: The Knight #1 takes a different angle to Bruce Wayne's early days, showing how the persona of Batman was built over time. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Hopefully, Batman fans or those growing tired of Batman will also enjoy it.

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Batman: The Knight (2022) #2

Feb 15, 2022

Batman: The Knight #2continues to explore the Dark Knight's younger years, as he deals with the pitfalls of adolescence and grand larceny in Paris. With the ending featuring an appearance from one of Batman's most famous mentors, Bruce clearly still has some growing pains he needs to work through.

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Batman: The Knight (2022) #3

Mar 15, 2022

Batman: The Knight #3explores the rage boiling deep within the Dark Knight's soul as he continues to forge his secret identity. Between this series and his upcoming run on the main Batman title, Zdarsky is looking to do for Batman what he's done for Daredevil, and I welcome it.

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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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Ben Reilly: Spider-Man (2022) #1

Jan 17, 2022

Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #1 revisits the Scarlet Spider's past, diving deep into Ben Reilly's state of mind as he starts out as Spider-Man. If you've been enjoying the Beyond Saga or you are a fan of Ben Reilly as a character, this should definitely be on your pull list.

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Beyond (2022): Mary Jane & Black Cat #1

Jan 24, 2022

Mary Jane/Black Cat: Beyond #1features an unorthodox team-up between the two most important ladies in Peter Parker's life, resulting in a fast-paced and funny tale. Between this story and the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #87, which is slated to debut later this week, I'm glad MacKay has joined the Beyond Saga.

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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 (2021) #1

Nov 22, 2021

Black Panther #1 shifts the King of Wakanda's focus from interstellar matters to a spy adventure, as John Ridley and Juann Cabal take over the title.

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Black Panther (2021) #2

Dec 27, 2021

Black Panther #2explores matters of trust as King of Wakanda's actions continue to drive a wedge between him and his allies. The next issue will feature T'Challa's reunion with Storm. The duo used to be married, but I don't think absence has made Storm's heart grow fonder of her former husbandwe'll see next month.

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Black Panther (2021) #3

Jan 24, 2022

Black Panther #3celebrates the past, present, and future of Wakanda's king courtesy of a collection of all-star creators. I look forward to seeing what role Tosin plays in Ridley's run, as well as the identity of these mystery assassins and their vendetta against Wakanda.

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Black Panther (2021) #4

Mar 2, 2022

Black Panther #4 continues to raise questions of trust, as the King of Wakanda learns that both his country and his family are under attack. The next issue promises to explore the ramifications of T'Challa's actions, which could bring him into (further) conflict with his allies. Either way it goes, Ridley, Cabal, and other artists are shaping a Black Panther story that fans old and new will definitely want to pick up.

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Black Panther (2021) #5

Apr 13, 2022

Black Panther #5kicks the series' ongoing story into high gear, showing the cost of the King of Wakanda's subterfuge. With the end of the issue shaking up everything fans know about Wakanda, the Black Panther's status quo is an entirely new place, and that makes for some interesting stories.

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Black Panther (2021) #6

Jun 1, 2022

Black Panther #6is a white-knuckle action thriller from beginning to end, as T'Challa is branded an enemy of Wakanda and goes on the run. With the next issue wrapping up this story arc, time will tell if the Panther takes back his crown or if the weight of his duplicity will crush him. Either way, it's a truly fresh direction for the book.

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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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Blood on Sunset #1

Dec 29, 2021

Blood on Sunset #1 takes time to set up the supernatural elements of its story, though the art and dialogue are extremely reminiscent of a noir film. Hopefully, the next issue delves deeper into the supernatural elements while continuing to flesh out its mystery.

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Blood Syndicate (2022): Season One #1

May 10, 2022

Blood Syndicate: Season One #1gives one of the Milestone Universe's fan-favorite teams a fresh start, courtesy of a talented creative team. If you're looking to get into the Milestone Universe or learn more about its non-Static character, this is the series for you. I can't wait to see how the creative team works with the other members of the Syndicate

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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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Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer (2021) #1

Dec 8, 2021

Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer #1 envisions a dark future for the titular heroine and contains the same blend of horror and humor that made the TV series a hit. The Buffyverse continues to grow at BOOM! Studios and the shape it's taking should appeal to fans old and new.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019): The 25th Anniversary #1

Mar 31, 2022

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The 25th Anniversary #1 serves as a celebration of all things Slayer, and lays the seeds for Buffy's future. With a new ongoing series incoming and a wealth of characters to dig into, readers can look forward to seeing more of Buffy and her friends down the road.

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Canary #1

Jul 19, 2022

Canary #1brings Scott Snyder's penchant for horror and Dan Panosian's gritty art to the Western genre, resulting in a unique tale. If you're a fan of horror films or Westerns - or both - this comic is for you. And I definitely recommend checking out Snyder's other work, as he's been excelling when it comes to creator-owned work.

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Captain America / Iron Man (2021) #1

Dec 6, 2021

Captain America/Iron Man #1 highlights the complicated friendship between the Sentinel of Liberty and the Armored Avenger, while also pitting them against a threat that ties into both of their histories. Though this is a miniseries, I wouldn't mind seeing more team-ups between Cap and Iron Man in the future.

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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #1

Jan 1, 1970

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 is the first step on a bold new journey for Steve Rogers, as the new creative team understands what makes Captain America tick and wants to push him forward.

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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #2

Jul 6, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #2is a compelling re-examination of Steve Rogers' history, opening up new layers in the Star-Spangled Avenger's mythos... Whether you're a fan of Captain America or a newcomer to the comics, you owe it to yourself to pick up this series.

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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #3

Aug 10, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #3 continues to peel back the layers behind the Outer Circle while putting Steve Rogers through his paces. Given the end of the issue, it looks as though Steves civilian life will be in the Circles crosshairs, and that the Redacted may be just as deadly a foe as the Red Skull or Baron Zemo ever was.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #0

Apr 18, 2022

Captain America #0 is a star-spangled action movie in comic book form that launches a new era for both Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson. With Onyebuchi tackling Sam inCaptain America: Symbol of Truth this May and Lanzing/Kelly writing Steve inCaptain America: Sentinel of Liberty this June, fans will have double the Captain America action.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #1

May 9, 2022

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1launches a new era of Sam Wilson wielding the shield, with plenty of action and character interaction to hook fans old and new. This title and the upcoming Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty is launching a new era for Captain America and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Especially since the next issue features Sam teaming up with Deadpool, of all people.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #2

Jan 1, 1970

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #2continues the series' political thriller approach and has Sam Wilson joining forces with Deadpool in the process. With the next issue featuring an appearance from Doctor Doom himself, it looks like Sam Wilson's return to the mantle of Captain America will be full of challenges.

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Carnage (2022) #1

Mar 14, 2022

Carnage #1is a beautiful yet brutal celebration of the crimson symbiote's 30th anniversary, launching a murder mystery tinged with cosmic horror. With V, Manna, and Lima on board, I know one of my favorite Marvel villains of all time is in good hands.

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Carnage (2022) #2

Apr 27, 2022

Carnage #2 continues the sinister symbiote's quest for identity and will sear itself into readers' minds with its disturbing imagery. With yet another Spider-Man villain in Carnage's crosshairs, the Marvel Universe may receive a grim reminder of why the Bleeding King is one of its deadliest figures.

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Carnage (2022) #3

Jun 1, 2022

Carnage #3 unveils the series' endgame as the creative team looks to push the sinister symbiote into the upper echelon of Marvel villains. That's a tall order for any character, but this creative team shows they're more than up to the challenge. And it'll hopefully draw more readers, as this is slowly shaping up to be one of Marvel's most interesting titles.

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Carnage (2022) #4

Jul 6, 2022

Carnage #4 expands the series' horizons as the sinister symbiote travels through time and space in search of new victims to hunt. With all the twists and turns this series is taking, it's working its way onto the list of titles I routinely pick up at the comic book store.

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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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Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #1

Oct 19, 2021

Catwoman: Lonely City #1 features an older Selina Kyle attempting to pull off one last heist, along with and the full range of Cliff Chiang's artistic talents. While the "hero in a dystopian setting" is a well-worn road at this point and often yields mixed results, I can safely recommend it to longtime Batman fans.

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Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #2

Dec 21, 2021

Catwoman: Lonely City #2 sets up the heist of Selina Kyle's life while also exploring how Gotham City has changed in the wake of Batman's death. With one more issue to go, I'm looking forward to seeing how it all ends and hope Chiang tackles more solo projects in the future.

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Cloaked (2021) #1

Dec 18, 2021

Cloaked #1 throws its hat into the "realistic superhero" ring with a noir-inspired tale, featuring script work from none other than the founder of Dark Horse Comics. I hope that the remaining issues start to flesh out the mystery and make this comic stand out in a crowded line of offerings.

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Cover the Dead With Lime #1

Jul 28, 2022

Cover the Dead With Lime #1serves up a grisly tale of the undead with a side of historical fiction and plenty of nightmarish illustrations. It's proof that the zombie genre hasn't completely run dry, and Chance has the potential to be one of the more interesting voices in the sphere of comic creation. Definitely pick this one up if you're craving a spine-tingling read.

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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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Crossover (2020) #9

Nov 3, 2021

Crossover #9 continues to unravel the mystery of the Comics Creator Killer while also diving into the deeper implications of comic book characters spilling into the real world. With the issue ending on another murder and a huge clue concerning the Killer, the mystery has only deepened, which only stokes my interest in the eventual reveal. And with how well the creative team has been doing, I expect the reveal to be mind-blowing and satisfying.

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Crossover (2020) #10

Dec 8, 2021

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Crossover (2020) #11

Feb 2, 2022

Crossover #11finally reveals the mystery behind its narrator and the comic creator killer while also commenting on the nature of how stories can grow and evolve. This is an issue that people will be talking about, making me even more excited for the next issue.

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Crossover (2020) #13

May 13, 2022

Crossover#13combines a profound script with some mind-melting artwork, resulting in one of the most moving comics of the year. Given where the issue left off, this series continues to defy expectations and I have no idea what the third story arc will entail - but I'm sure that the creative team will deliver an amazing story.

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Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1

Jan 10, 2022

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1turns the spotlight on Elektra Natchios, exploring her past and present and throwing her into the thick ofDevil's Reign. With the next issue pitting her against a classic supervillain, this miniseries is looking to be an essential part of Chip Zdarsky's run on Daredevil.

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Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #2

Feb 2, 2022

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #2pits Elektra Natchios against Kraven the Hunter, while also exploring her passionate and messy relationship with Matt Murdock. With one issue left to go, Kraven has Elekra dead to rights-and this may be one fight she can't win.

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Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #3

Mar 2, 2022

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #3serves as the cap on a well-crafted character study for Elektra Natchios, as her dedication to the role of Daredevil is put to the test. WithDevil's Reign wrapping up soon and Zdarsky set to launch a newDaredevil title, the seeds of Daredevil's future lie within this title.

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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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Dark Ages (2021) #3

Nov 17, 2021

Dark Ages #3 threatens the paradise the Marvel heroes have built for themselves, as one hero meets their end and Apocalypse plans to live up to his namesake. The end of the issue teases another hero undergoing a horrifying transformation. Since we're now at the halfway point, I fully expect the creators to punch other readers and me in the heart again.

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Dark Ages (2021) #4

Jan 12, 2022

Dark Ages #4begins the second half of the series with a battle on the high seas as the creative team continues to fire on all cylinders.

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Dark Ages (2021) #5

Feb 23, 2022

Dark Ages #5sets the stage for an epic confrontation between the Marvel Universe's heroes and Apocalypse's forces, and continues to upend the post-apocalyptic genre with both its story and its art. Though this may be Taylor's final Marvel story for a while, he's going out with a bang.

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Dark Ages (2021) #6

Mar 30, 2022

Dark Ages #6serves as an antidote to the more worn-out tropes of post-apocalyptic realms and a perfect cap on Tom Taylor's time with Marvel. If you enjoyed DCeasedorInjustice, or you're looking for a superhero story with a more upbeat ending, I definitely recommend either picking up all the issues or waiting for the trade collection.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #1

Jun 7, 2022

Dark Crisis #1 isn't just the next major DC event; it's a meditation on the themes of legacy and loss and also doubles as a love letter to the history of the DC Universe. The buildup to this event has been worth the wait, and I can't wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds especially since it ends on a massive cliffhanger.

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Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

Dark Knights of Steel #1is the perfect mix of swords, sorcery, and superheroism, as Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri forge a new DC Universe. If you're a fan of Game of Thrones and/orLord of the Ringsor enjoy Taylor's previous written work, I highly suggest adding this series to your pull list.

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Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #2

Jan 1, 1970

Dark Knights of Steel #2 continues to explore Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri's medieval DC Universe, with the ending promising a war between kingdoms. The next issue will more than likely kick off the war between the House of El and the Kingdom of Storms, and I look forward to seeing what DC characters join the fray.

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Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #3

Jan 4, 2022

Dark Knights of Steel #3adds fuel to the fire of its main conflict as the House of El and Kingdom of Storms go to war. The next issue aims to explore the secret history of Batman within this world, which I'm looking forward to due to the revelation surrounding his heritage in the first issue.

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Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #4

Feb 1, 2022

Dark Knights of Steel #4reveals the origin of its medieval universe's Batman, which is laced with equal amounts of tragedy and triumph. It also makes for a great interlude in the ongoing story, and I wouldn't be surprised if we get another issue like this down the line.

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Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #5

Mar 1, 2022

Dark Knights of Steel #5features another medieval twist on a fan-favorite DC character and escalates tensions between the various kingdoms. With the end of the issue placing Batman in mortal danger (again), things look like they're about to get worse as all-out war is on the horizon.

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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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Darkhawk (2021) #3

Nov 3, 2021

Darkhawk #3 continues to humanize its hero, as it shows him dealing with an unfathomable loss. The end of the issue, as well as the cover for Darkhawk #4, promises a team-up with two other Marvel heroes and I can't wait to see it. With how well-constructed and engaging this series is, I hope we don't see the last of Connor Young when it's over.

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Darkhawk (2021) #4

Dec 1, 2021

Darkhawk #4 sees the winged hero joining forces with Miles Morales and Captain America while embracing his new superhero identity. With one issue left, I look forward to the series conclusion and I hope this isn't the end of Connor Young's time in the Marvel Universe.

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Darkhawk (2021) #5

Jan 12, 2022

Darkhawk #5 ends the series with a final issue that's equal parts emotional and action-packed, completing the origin of Marvel's newest teenage hero.

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Darkhold (2021): Blade #1

Oct 25, 2021

Darkhold: Blade #1 brings the Daywalker's worst nightmare to life, courtesy of a creative team who has nothing but love for Blade. Not only would I read a whole series based on this concept, but it also whetted my appetite for an ongoing Blade series.

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DC vs. Vampires (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

DC Vs Vampires #1 is the latest horror-infused series from DC, taking some bloody twists and turns while setting up its premise. In one issue, the stakes (if you'll pardon the term) have been set, and other heroes are slowly becoming aware of the vampire invasion. I look forward to future issues and recommend it to fans of horror comics or the DC Universe in general.

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DC vs. Vampires (2021) #2

Nov 23, 2021

DC Vs Vampires #2 finds a clever way to deliver exposition by utilizing a blend of horror and humor, along with some excellent character work. Hopefully, the next issue brings more vampire action into the mix, and I hope to see other heroes get in on the fight against the undead.

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DC vs. Vampires (2021) #3

Dec 28, 2021

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DC vs. Vampires (2021) #4

Jan 25, 2022

DC Vs Vampires #4finally unifies Batman and Green Arrow in their battle against the undead but also takes things from bad to worse with the vampire invasion. With the series' "first act" essentially completed, it remains to be seen how the Dark Knight and the Emerald Archer escape this predicament - and who else will oppose or join them.

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DC vs. Vampires (2021) #5

Feb 22, 2022

DC Vs. Vampires #5 continues to boast some stunning artwork but threatens to fall into a convention that's plagued a majority of DC's titles. I hope that future issues will include more heroes, as the vampires now have an advantage in numbers, and the series is about to hit its halfway point.

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DC vs. Vampires (2021) #6

Mar 29, 2022

DC Vs Vampires #6 brings the series to its darkest point yet, as the Vampire King stands revealed and the heroes' forces start to dwindle. If the next six issues continue this momentum, this could go down as one of the more well-constructed Elseworlds stories that DC's put out in a long time.

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DC vs. Vampires (2021): Hunters #1

May 24, 2022

DC VS Vampires: Hunters #1 is a solid expansion upon the limited series, and places the spotlight on Nightwing and Damian Wayne's fractured relationship. With another spinoff series titled DC VS. Vampires: All-Out War in the works, I hope that Rosenberg continues to keep up the character work as well as the vampire-slaying action.

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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): Rising Storm #1

Jan 1, 1970

Demon Days: Rising Storm #1 serves as the penultimate installment of the Yashida Saga, continuing Peach Momoko's beautiful mix of Marvel and Japanese mythologies. With the final installment,Demon Days: Blood Feud, slated for release in March I look forward to seeing how this unique take on the Marvel Universe reaches its end.

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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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Demon Days (2021): Blood Feud #1

Mar 23, 2022

Demon Days: Blood Feud #1 brings the Yashida Saga to a rather emotional end, and closes the book on Peach Momoko's Marvel Universe, for now. A note at the end of the book promises that this universe will continue to unfurl this summer and I can't wait.

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Demon Wars: The Iron Samurai (2022) #1

Aug 3, 2022

Demon Wars: The Iron Samurai #1 launches a new story in Peach Momokos manga-inspired Marvel Universe, with all the craft and creativity that powered the Demon Days saga. This series is growing into a must-read, both for longtime Marvel fans and newcomers alike. Definitely pick it up if you have the chance.

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Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine #1

Jul 19, 2022

Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine #1 truly feels like it's made for everyone and embodies the pure creative spirit of comics. Snyder's been on a roll with his creator-owned work, and I definitely can't wait for future issues of Dudley Datson as well as Snyder and Igle's future projects. Definitely pick it up if you love the work that Snyder's been doing with Comixology so far.

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Duo (2022) #1

May 17, 2022

Duo #1serves as a launching point for Milestone's Earth-M initiative, featuring a new Asian-American hero and a majorly Asian-American creative team at the helm. I'm genuinely curious to see what other titles are in store for Earth-M, and if Duo will follow in Static's footsteps and hit the big screen.

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E.X.O The Legend of Wale Williams #1

Nov 1, 2021

E.X.O: The Legend of Wale Williams, Vol. 1 brings an Afrofuturist spin to the superhero genre and is a recommended read for comic fans of all stripes. I cannot wait to see the other books that YouNeek and Dark Horse have in store for this initiative, and I hope to see more of Wale Williams' exploits in the future.

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Eight Billion Genies #1

May 11, 2022

8 Billion Genies #1brings forth a new world of magic and mayhem and reunites the creative team of Charles Soule and Ryan Browne in the process. Between the story and the art, this is one of the most inventive comic books I've read in a while, and the end of the issue shows that.

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Entropy (2022) #1

Jul 1, 2022

Entropy #1 serves as a supervillain origin story, as well as a well-crafted cosmic tragedy that builds out the universe of its flagship character Taarna. Heavy Metal is turning out some of the most interesting comics on the stands, and this series is proof of that. I highly recommend picking it up if you want a fresh take on the superhero genre or if shows like The Boys and Super Crooks spoke to you.

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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 (2021): The Heretic #1

Mar 14, 2022

Eternals: The Heretic #1reveals the secret history of Thanos' grandfather Uranos, and it turns out that he's an even more frightening figure than the Mad Titan. If you've been reading Gillen and Esad Ribic'sEternals, this is definitely the comic for you.

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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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Ghost Rider (2022) #1

Feb 21, 2022

Ghost Rider #1 kicks off a slow-burning and horror-laced mystery that also doubles as a celebration of the hell-powered hero's 50th anniversary. Readers of Immortal Hulk andVenom, rejoice: your next big Marvel horror classic is here. And whether this is your first or latest Ghost Rider tale, it serves as a great introduction to Johnny Blaze.

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Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Thunderbird #1

May 2, 2022

Giant-Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1brings one of the classic X-Men back to the land of the living, with indigenous creators helping shape his new path in life. This is the perfect example of what the Giant-Size X-Men books should be going forward, and thankfully this isn't the end of Thunderbird's journey since he's set to play a considerable role in X-Men Red.

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Good Game, Well Played OGN

May 4, 2022

Good Game, Well Playedis a found family fable that wears its hearts on its sleeve, while paying loving tribute to video games and the 90's. If you love coming-of-age films or manga, or you're looking for a fresh breath of air when it comes to comics, this is the story for you. I truly hope that this creative team has the chance to make more comics together.

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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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Grim (2022) #1

May 11, 2022

Grim #1takes a creative look at the concept of death, featuring some beautiful artwork and a killer story hook. BOOM! has been delivering a steady stream of original comics, and this is one of their best launches yet. I'm already looking forward to the next issue.

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Gunslinger Spawn #1

Oct 21, 2021

Gunslinger Spawn #1 gives one of the most popular characters in the Spawn mythology his own title, favoring style over substance for its debut. Spawn fans will no doubt enjoy it, though other readers may prefer the various other Spawn titles. I hope that future issues flesh out Gunslinger more and craft a compelling story.

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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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Harbinger (2021) #2

Nov 25, 2021

The Harbinger #2 throws multiple roadblocks into Peter Stanchek's road to redemption, including literally fighting his inner demons. With the next issue slated to introduce Peter's superhero costume, the book looks to put its own spin on the "teenage superhero" trope, and I look forward to it. Long live the Harbinger.

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Harbinger (2021) #3

Dec 27, 2021

The Harbinger #3 marks Peter Stanchek's dive into superheroism and features some of the most visually arresting sequences I've seen in a comic all year. Whether you're a newcomer to the Valiant Universe or a long-time reader, I definitely recommend picking up this series.

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Harbinger (2021) #4

Jan 25, 2022

The Harbinger #4 delivers mind-melting artwork combined with an emotionally taxing story as the series' first story arc comes to an end.

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Harbinger (2021) #5

Feb 23, 2022

The Harbinger #5 launches a new story arc that brings back a fan-favorite Valiant character and a new set of challenges for Peter Stanchek. This series continues to be one of the most visually inventive and emotionally resonant superhero series on the stands and the title I'd recommend for anyone looking to get into the Valiant Universe.

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Harbinger (2021) #8

Jan 1, 1970

The Harbinger #8closes the book on Peter Stanchek's latest adventure, with the creative team bringing plenty of action and emotion to the table. I hope that we see more of the Harbinger in the future, especially with a Harbinger film in the works at Paramount.

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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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Hellboy: The Bones of Giants #1

Oct 31, 2021

Hellboy: The Bones of Giants #1 is a solid start to an adaptation of the novel it's based on, as the world's greatest paranormal investigator is swept into a web of mystery and mythology. And judging from the last page, it looks like Ragnarok is only the beginning for Hellboy.

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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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Hulk (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

Hulk #1 flips the jade-jawed behemoth's mythos on its head, with Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley taking Bruce Banner to the stars. With a top-notch creative team at the helm and an interesting pitch, I'm definitely happy to be a passenger on Starship Hulk.

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Hulk (2021) #2

Dec 15, 2021

Hulk #2 continues the "Smashtronaut" arc by plunging Bruce Banner into a not-quite final frontier, complete with a whammy of a final page. Things have only gotten interesting, and I hope to see what other surprises the creators have stored aboard Starship Hulk.

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Hulk (2021) #3

Jan 19, 2022

Hulk #3travels to an alternate universe, upping the violence and terror in the process. The next issue hints at a battle royale between different Hulks, and given what the creative team has cooked up fans are in for a treat.

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Hulk (2021) #4

Feb 16, 2022

Hulk #4pits Bruce Banner against the horrors of a gamma-irradiated Earth while continuing the creative team's penchant for eye-popping carnage. The final page teases another horrifying foe for the Hulk to battle, and it looks like the maiden journey of Starship Hulk may be over before it starts.

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Hulk (2021) #5

Mar 30, 2022

Hulk #5 pits Starship Hulk against his most dangerous opponent yet and unleashes a new monster in the process. That monster, dubbed "Titan," will be unleashed in the pages of the next issue. Judging from how its debut has been teased, Bruce Banner may have created yet another lifelong demon that will haunt him for the rest of his days.

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Hulk (2021) #6

Jan 1, 1970

Hulk #6brings the "Smashtronaut" arc to a close while introducing the monstrous menace known as the Titan. With the upcoming Hulk Vs Thor: Banner of War storyline approaching, Starship Hulk is about to face one of its biggest battles yetand also celebrate the green goliath's 60th anniversary. I trust Cates and incoming artist Martin Coccolo to deliver a smashing story.

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Hulk (2021) #7

Jan 1, 1970

Hulk #7hits the halfway point of the "Banner of War" storyline, as Iron Man's interference shakes up the God of Thunder and the Green Goliath's worlds. With only two issues left, there's no telling how things might turn out, but I'm definitely ready to see how this showdown ends.

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Hulk (2021) #8

Aug 17, 2022

Hulk #8wraps up the "Banner of War" storyline with some bombastic illustrations and a script that has equal amounts of philosophy and punching. It's been a wild ride, and, from the end of this issue, it looks like the fallout from this fight will continue to affect both characters throughout their titles.

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Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War (2022): Alpha #1

May 9, 2022

Thor vs. Hulk: Banner of War Alpha #1 celebrates the title characters with a blood-soaked and brutal battle royale. If you've been readingThorand/orHulk, this storyline looks to pay off plot points from both titles. If you haven't, it's still a storyline with an easy jumping-on point and a hell of a hook. Either way, this is a comic that's worth your time.

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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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I Am Batman (2021) #3

Nov 9, 2021

Despite lacking a connection to the "Fear State" storyline and a solid art style, I Am Batman #3 manages to deliver a solid action story that touches upon the complicated relationships of the Fox family. I hope that future issues continue building up Ridley's take on the Batman mythos and that a solid artistic team is found in the process.

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I Am Batman (2021) #4

Dec 14, 2021

I Am Batman #4 tackles the fallout from Fear State and how it affects the Fox family, but ultimately serves as little more than a setup for the series' next story arc. With said story arc taking Jace and his family to New York City, I hope a fresh start for the Fox family is also a second chance for the series to find its footing.

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I Am Batman (2021) #5

Jan 11, 2022

I Am Batman #5 mostly acts as a transitional stage for Jace Fox and his family, with a strong story making up for inconsistent artwork. Hopefully, the next story arc, "Empire State of Mind," addresses the problems with this title by finding a singular artist and a new identity away from Gotham.

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I Am Batman (2021) #6

Feb 8, 2022

I Am Batman #6is the fresh start the title needs, as it moves Jace Fox to a new city and gives him a new villain to battle. In the same way that Miles Morales differs from Peter Parker as Spider-Man, Jace is slowly becoming a different Batman than Bruce Wayne.

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I Am Batman (2021) #7

Mar 8, 2022

I Am Batman #7continues to have artistic issues, but it's doing a fine job of separating Jace Fox from Bruce Wayne when it comes to being Batman. With Jace set to receive a new enemy, I look forward to seeing more of his Batman adventures, but hopefully, this series picks an artist and sticks with it.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #1

Mar 28, 2022

Immortal X-Men #1 launches the Second Age of Krakoa by exploring the upheaval in the Quiet Council and how it may affect the mutant nation. Between this title and X Lives of Wolverine/X Deaths of Wolverine, Marvel's mighty mutants continue to flourish. I'm definitely looking forward to future issues, as well as Gillen's work on the upcoming Avengers/X-Men/Eternals crossoverJudgement Day.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #2

May 18, 2022

Immortal X-Men #2gives Hope Summers a much-needed day in the limelight while also showing how much of a threat Selene is to Krakoa.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #4

Jul 13, 2022

Immortal X-Men #4 places readers inside the mind of Emma Frost and solidifies her place as one of the most interesting characters in the X-Men mythos. Gillen has been on a roll with this series, and I look forward to future issues.

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Immortal X-Men (2022) #5

Aug 3, 2022

Immortal X-Men #5 explores faith and what one is willing to do in the name of it through Exodus eyes, as Judgement Day rages on. So far, between this series and X-Men Red, Marvel has been knocking it out of the park with Judgement Day tie-ins. Lets hope that continues with future issues.

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Inferno #3

Jan 1, 1970

Inferno #3begins to show the cracks in Krakoa's foundation as Jonathan Hickman's tenure on the X-Men nears its end. With only one issue, and a cliffhanger ending spelling doom for three of Krakoa's leaders, the X-Men's future is once again about to undergo a seismic change.

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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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Inferno (2021) #2

Nov 3, 2021

Inferno #2 continues to build to the end of the first Krakoan Age, revealing how the Quiet Council's secrets and lies may spell danger for the X-Men. I'm not sure where the next two issues will bring for the series, but knowing Hickman's previous work it'll more than likely end as it began with the X-Men undergoing a massive change.

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Inferno (2021) #4

Jan 5, 2022

Inferno #4 brings Jonathan Hickman's tenure on the X-Men to a close, but it also solidifies his influence on the mutant heroes' mythos.

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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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Jane Foster & The Mighty Thor (2022) #1

Jun 6, 2022

Jane Foster & The Mighty Thor #1 features a story that brings Jane Foster back into the limelight as she embarks on a mission to save Thor. If you're counting down the days to Love and Thunder, or you're looking for an entrance into the world ofThor comics, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a read.

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Joy Operations #1

Nov 29, 2021

Joy Operations #1 is a mixed bag, boasting a confusing and lackluster script but interior art and worldbuilding that's extremely impressive. I hope that the rest of the series, and Bendis' other Jinxworld efforts, have a better debut.

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Justice League (2018): Road to Dark Crisis #1

May 31, 2022

Justice League: Road To Dark Crisis #1serves as an excellent prologue toDark Crisis, with multiple creators showcasing the DC Universe's reaction to the death of the Justice League. WithDark Crisis set to debut next week, this is the perfect starting point for readers old and new.

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Justice League Incarnate (2021) #1

Nov 30, 2021

Justice League Incarnate #1 puts the spotlight on the multiverse-hopping team, introducing new members and giving them a new mission. As a fan of the team, I look forward to the remainder of the series and a potential setup for future issues.

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Justice League Incarnate (2021) #2

Dec 21, 2021

Justice League Incarnate #2 dives deep into the Multiverse, visiting a multitude of worlds and catching up with characters old and new. With the members of Incarnate scattered across the cosmos and unable to stop Darkseid, it remains to be seen if the worlds they're on contain friends or foes.

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Justice League Incarnate (2021) #3

Jan 4, 2022

Justice League Incarnate #3 scatters its team across the Multiverse and explores a wide variety of DC's heroes and villains in the process. With the issue revealing an "Oblivion Machine" that threatens all of reality, it looks like JLI will need to speed up the reassembly process if they want to save all of existence.

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Justice League Incarnate (2021) #4

Feb 1, 2022

Justice League Incarnate #4 revisits the past and present of the DC Universe to set up its finale, which very well could affect the future of DC's heroes. With one issue left in the series, I look forward to how the second part of Williamson's "Infinite" saga wraps up.

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Justice League Incarnate (2021) #5

Mar 1, 2022

Justice League Incarnate #5 brings the multiversal heroes' story to a close and sets the stage for the upcoming Dark Crisis storyline. This is the most invested I've been in an ongoing DC storyline in years. and I look forward to what Williamson brings to the table in his upcoming stories.

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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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Justice League Infinity (2021) #5

Nov 2, 2021

Justice League Infinity #5 is an action-packed flashback that features Superman and the Justice Alliance battling against a horde of Nazis and sets the stage for the series finale. With only two issues left, the Multiverse is at stakeand the answer to saving all of existence is out of reach.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #6

Dec 7, 2021

Justice League Infinity #6sets the stage for the series finale by pitting the League against an enemy who is all but invincible. The best superhero stories often have their protagonists persevere against impossible odds, so I hope the final issue continues in that trend.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #7

Jan 4, 2022

Justice League Infinity #7 offers a satisfying conclusion to its universe-hopping narrative and proves to be a worthy continuation of the DC Animated Universe, thanks to its creative team.

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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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King Spawn #3

Oct 27, 2021

King Spawn #3 pits the hellish antihero against one of his oldest foes, leaning all the way into its war and horror elements. This book continues to expand the world of Spawn in the best way, and I recommend it to both Spawn fans and newcomers to the character. Like Mel Brooks said: "It's good to be the King."

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King Spawn #5

Dec 19, 2021

King Spawn #5 reveals another foe connected to the hellish antihero's past and raises a new mystery surrounding his origins. All of these foes should keep an old adage in mind: when you come for the King, you'd better not miss.

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King Spawn #6

Jan 19, 2022

King Spawn #6 completes the first arc of the series, bringing back another figure from the hellish antihero's past and delivering a grisly battle in the process. This series continues to be an impressive addition to the Spawn universe, and I recommend that Spawn fans old and new add it to their reading lists if they haven't already.

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King Spawn #8

Mar 17, 2022

King Spawn #8reveals a new foe for the hellish antihero while only continuing to pile onto his troubles with the Court of Priests. Every time I think the creators can't top themselves, they manage to do so, and the last page hints at yet another upheaval in the Spawn mythos, with this one being the biggest yet.

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King Spawn #10

May 19, 2022

King Spawn #10 undergoes a shift in its protagonist and its art style, more than living up to its subtitle of "black, white and red all over." With the second story arc approaching its end, things are only getting more and more difficult for Spawn. The final page also hints that this comic may start to live up to its regal title.

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King Spawn #11

Jun 15, 2022

King Spawn #11 ups the brutality and the betrayal as the hellish anti-hero takes the fight to his foes but may have made a new one in the process. This book continues to be the fresh breath of air that Spawn needed after 30 years.

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King Spawn #12

Jul 13, 2022

King Spawn #12acts as the culmination of the series' main storyline as Spawn's battle with the Court of Priests reaches a bloody end. And judging from the final page, Spawn may be living up to this series' title in future issues. "All Hail The King," indeed.

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King Spawn #13

Aug 11, 2022

King Spawn #13shifts the story into a new gear as the hellish anti-hero comes to terms with his new powers. Having made new enemies, Spawn, it's possibly safe to say, will be in for some of the biggest battles of his life. But the promise of those battles is what's made this title such an appealing read; if Spawn truly is a King now, he'll have to defend his crown.

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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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Legion of X (2022) #1

May 23, 2022

Legion of X #1gives birth to a new team of mutants while also exploring the same themes of faith that Way of X did. If you've been enjoying the current crop of X-Men titles, if Nightcrawler is one of your favorite X-Men, or you like great worldbuilding - or all three - this book is definitely for you.

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Marauders Annual #1

Jan 24, 2022

Marauders Annual #1reforms the seafaring mutant team, as a new team of creatives takes the wheel of theMarauder. With the final page teasing a mystery that Kate seems to be at the heart of, I look forward to what Orlando and artist Eleonora Carlini have in store.

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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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Marvel's Voices: 2022 #1

Feb 14, 2022

Marvel's Voices: Legacy (2022) #1is a solid celebration of the House of Idea's Black heroes, though it could have involved more creators behind the scenes. With a collection of great stories and features including the history of Monica Rambeau and an interview with artist Brian Stelfreeze, as well as an intro from Karama Horne, this is a comic made for Black nerds by Black nerds.

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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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Mighty Morphin (2020) #13

Nov 10, 2021

Mighty Morphin #13 launches a new crossover event in the form of the Eltarian War, as the Power Rangers face one of the greatest threats they've ever known. If you've been looking to get into the Power Rangers comics or enjoyed the Shattered Grid storyline, this is the perfect hopping on point.

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Mighty Morphin (2020) #17

Mar 9, 2022

Mighty Morphin #17welcomes a new creative team as it begins to explore the aftermath of the Eltarian War. With the seeds sown for another era ofPower Rangers to make the jump to comics, the team's in good hands, and the Power Rangers comics continue to be a cornerstone of BOOM! Studios' titles

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Miles Morales and Moon Girl (2022) #1

Jun 20, 2022

Miles Morales & Moon Girl #1is a charming if rather unorthodox team-up between the title characters as they search for Devil Dinosaur. I'd definitely recommend checking it out if you want a superhero story that's more low-stakes, or want to learn more about Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. It's also a great starting point for younger readers and will continue with a one-shot that sees Moon Girl joining forces with the Avengers.

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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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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #38

Jan 1, 1970

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #38launches the Empire of the Spider arc, which aims to put a post-apocalyptic spin on the Spider-Verse story. This is a great jumping-on point for readers of all stripes, so whether you've been following the book since it began or you're looking to pick up a Miles story I'd recommend checking the issue out.

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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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Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #1

May 9, 2022

Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1uses the anthology format to great effect, delivering a trio of blood-soaked tales starring the lunar vigilante. With three more issues to go, there's a chance for more fan-favorite creators to present their own take on Moon Knight. And I hope that Marvel continues to use the Black, White & Blood format for other characters; it seems tailor-made for someone like Blade.

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Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #2

Jan 1, 1970

Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #2continues to explore the lunar vigilante via a blood-soaked series of tales, most of them focused on his various exploits. We're halfway through the series, and it has impressed me so far.

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Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #3

Jul 20, 2022

Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #3features a trio of tales that showcase the range of stories the lunar vigilante can be a part of. With only one more issue to go, I hope the best was saved for last. And I also hope this isn't the end of the Black, White & Blood anthologies because there are plenty of Marvel characters who fit the format.

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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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Nita Hawes' Nightmare Blog #1

Nov 2, 2021

Nita Hawes' Nightmare Blog #1 is a great example of how to launch a spinoff series, with the same well-rounded characters and heart-stopping horror that madeKilladelphia a hit. If you're a fan of Image's other horror comics, you'll definitely want to check this series out.

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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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Nocterra #7

Feb 2, 2022

Nocterra #7launches the series' second story arc, featuring an expanded cast and a new mission to save the world. With the Sundogs' mission now pitting them against Blacktop Billwho's proven to be an absolute monsterthe series has taken quite the turn and I can't help but feel more horror is lurking in the dark, waiting to leap out at readers when they least expect it.

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Nocterra: Blacktop Bill Special #1

Jan 5, 2022

Nocterra: Blacktop Bill Special #1 peels back the layers of the series' antagonist, revealing just how much of a terrifying figure he really is. With Nocterra's success and its upcoming adaptation into a Netflix series, I look forward to more specials that flesh out this dark and horrifying world.

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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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Nubia & The Amazons: Coronation Special #1

May 3, 2022

Nubia: Coronation Special #1sets the stage for Nubia's future as the Queen of the Amazons, thanks to a supremely talented creative roster. Nubia's adventures will continue in the upcomingNubia: Queen of the Amazons miniseries later this year and I look forward to seeing what Williams and Ayala have in store for her.

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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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Oz #2

Apr 20, 2022

The O.Z. #2continues to build out its post-apocalyptic take on The Wizard of Oz while exploring the past and present horrors of war. With only one more issue left in the series, I hope that Kickstarter backers will continue their support for the series because I'm genuinely curious to see how this all ends.

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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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Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace (2022) #1

Jan 25, 2022

Peacemaker: Disturbing The Peace #1offers a new origin for Christopher Smith, though its stellar artwork can't make up for the lack of originality or the fact that Gath Ennis is scraping his bag of tricks. Those looking for Peacemaker comics to read after watchingThe Suicide Squad and/or Peacemaker would be better off reading the currentSuicide Squad series.

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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: 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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Power Rangers Unlimited: Countdown To Ruin #1

Jun 30, 2022

Power Rangers Unlimited: Countdown To Ruin #1is a must-read for everyPower Rangers in Spacefan, as it reveals the events that made Andros into the Power Ranger he is today. Given that Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #100 is set to shake up the foundation of thePower Rangers comics, I'd love if we got to see more of the In Space Rangers.

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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: Universe #1

Dec 29, 2021

Fans of Power Rangerswhether it's the TV show or Boom Studios' other Ranger comicswill definitely want to pick this up, as it's been hinted that Universewill have major ramifications for the world of Power Rangers.

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Power Rangers: Universe #2

Jan 26, 2022

Power Rangers Universe #2continues its expansion of the Power Rangers mythos, including forging the first-ever team of Power Rangers. With the Rangers now in control of their newfound powers, I'm looking forward to seeing how they take the fight to Dark Spector.

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Predator (2022) #1

Aug 12, 2022

Predator #1marks the hideous hunter's debut at Marvel with a smart twist on the Predator lore and some disturbingly well-crafted art. If you watched Preyand enjoyed it, I recommend checking this comic out. And hopefully, this marks a lengthy run of new Predator comics - I, for one, would love to see Predator vs. The Marvel Universe.

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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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Prodigy: The Icarus Society #1

Jul 6, 2022

Prodigy: The Icarus Society #1features the return of Edison Crane, with a story that rivals and even exceeds some of the biggest action movies ever put to the screen. Though Millar has had a career with mixed results, the Prodigy series is one of his most interesting creations and well worth a read.

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Public Domain (2022) #1

Jun 21, 2022

Public Domain #1tackles the major issue of creators' rights in a funny yet heartfelt way and continues to cement Chip Zdarsky as one of the most interesting creators in the industry. If you've loved Zdarsky's other creator-owned work or his Daredevil run, I highly suggest picking this book up.

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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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Radiant Black #9

Nov 4, 2021

Radiant Black #9 serves as a solid character piece and a meditation on grief, as the titular hero comes to grips with possibly losing his friend. With the next issue slated to take place inside of a black hole, this series shows no signs of slowing down, and I welcome it.

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Radiant Black #10

Nov 24, 2021

Radiant Black #10 is a masterpiece in every sense of the word, from the emotionally taxing story to the gravity-bending artwork and colors. If you've been following the series, this issue is the culmination of multiple plot threads the series has set up. And I have to say that it's the most visually arresting comic I've read this year

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Radiant Black #11

Dec 22, 2021

Radiant Black #11 features the return of Radiant Pink and an all-new story in the form of Beast Heart Strikers. With next year featuring an issue centered on Radiant Pink and expanding the Radiantverse with theSupermassive one-shot, the future ofRadiant Black has never looked brighter.

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Radiant Black #12

Feb 11, 2022

Radiant Black #12closes out the series' first year by telling a standalone story focused on the secret origin of Radiant Pink. With Year Two slated to introduce new heroes, and a slate of new enemies, this series will only continue to build upon its reputation as one of the best superhero stories on the stands.

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Radiant Black #13

Mar 31, 2022

Radiant Black #13 kicks off year two of the cosmic-powered hero's adventures, introducing new foes and keeping the same sense of character development that's made the series a must-read. With a jaw-dropper of a final page, it looks like the war between Radiant Black and his new foes is about to escalate.

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Radiant Black #14

May 4, 2022

Radiant Black #14introduces another new archenemy for the cosmic hero while also dealing with his fraught friendship. So far this story arc has been off to a solid start, and the next issue should be especially interesting since it deals with the concept of film-making and creator's rights.

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Radiant Black #15

Jan 1, 1970

Radiant Black #15 is a meditation on fandom and purpose, featuring some clever callbacks to one of its co-creators' earliest works. With each issue, Higgins, Costa, and co continue to put out one of the best superhero stories of the decade.

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Radiant Black #16

Jul 28, 2022

Radiant Black #16 has the cosmic hero's enemies joining forces to kill him, which results in the biggest battle of his superhero career. The last page will probably blow fans' minds, but given how this series has gone so far, there's gotta be more to the story. And after listening to Higgins' plans for the series at San Diego Comic-Con, things are only starting to heat up in the MassiveVerse.

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Radiant Red #1

Feb 24, 2022

Radiant Red #1 expands the Radiant Black universe as Satomi Sone faces a threat that could send her world toppling into chaos. Whether you've been enjoying Radiant Blackor you're looking forward to the next wave of comics that will debut after the Supermassive one-shot, this series should definitely go on your pull list.

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Radio Apocalypse #1

Jan 1, 1970

Radio Apocalypse #1 puts its own spin on the end of the world, mixing a killer soundtrack with sci-fi and horror elements. If you're looking for a new series to read or a new take on the post-apocalyptic genre, I definitely recommend giving this series a look and curating a new playlist with each issue.

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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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RetroActive (2022) OGN

Apr 28, 2022

RetroActive presents a fresh take on the time travel genre, with Ibrahim Moustafa delivering a story and artwork that's laced with plenty of hard-hitting action and emotional weight. I highly suggest adding this comic to your pull list, whether you're a fan of time travel tales or supercharged spy affairs. Hopefully, Moustafa's third Humanoids graphic novel continues to push the boundaries of science fiction.

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Rogue Sun #1

Feb 17, 2022

Rogue Sun #1 is a blazing, bold entry into Image Comics' new superhero universe, choosing to ground its supernatural adventures by focusing on the relationship between a father and his son. If you love Radiant Black, I definitely think you should pick this series up.

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Rogue Sun #2

Mar 31, 2022

Rogue Sun #2continues to explore the father/son relationship at the heart of the series, while also introducing new threats for its fiery hero to fight. The mystery of Marcus' death looks to be a major factor in the series, and I'm looking forward to how that unravels - as well as how Dylan juggles school and superheroics.

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Rogue Sun #4

May 26, 2022

Rogue Sun #4finally offers an answer to the series' murder mystery while upending its fiery hero's life in the process. Now that answers are out in the open, Dylan - and the readers - will probably have questions that the next issue looks to address. One thing's for sure: this comic looks like it's about to hit its stride.

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Rogue Sun #5

Jun 24, 2022

Rogue Sun #5 crosses between past and present as the fiery hero deals with the fallout of his twisted family tree. When praising the series, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke said that the best superhero stories deal with humanity, and this issue is a prime example of that.

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Rogue Sun #6

Jan 1, 1970

Rogue Sun #6brings a tragic end to the series' first story arc, forever changing its fire-slinging protagonist's life in the process. And if fans think this issue is a jaw-dropper, they'll definitely want to stay tuned for the next two. Parrott is planning to introduce new villains and new challenges for Dylan, and time will tell if he's in the right shape to face them.

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Savage Avengers (2022) #1

May 16, 2022

Savage Avengers #1is a time-traveling thrill ride featuring a collection of appealing antiheroes and a premise that encompasses everything wonderful about comics. I highly encourage Marvel fans to pick this one up, as it has all the makings of a classic run.

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Savage Spider-Man (2022) #1

Jan 31, 2022

Savage Spider-Man #1is mostly carried by its concept and artwork, as it continues the story threads laid down inNon-Stop Spider-Man. I highly recommend readingNon-Stop Spider-Man before picking up this book, or if you're into horror just pick it up from the get-go and enjoy the artwork. Hopefully, future issues will continue to flesh out the story and explore the horror-themed aspects of its story.

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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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Secret X-Men (2022) #1

Feb 7, 2022

Secret X-Men #1unites a team of mix-matched mutants for a covert mission, resulting in one of the most unique X-Men stories I've read since the beginning of the Krakoan Age.

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Shadow War (2022): Alpha #1

Mar 29, 2022

Shadow War Alpha #1is an action movie in comic book form, tying together various plot threads from Batman,Robin, andDeathstroke Inc. Whether you love any of these characters or have been following Williamson's work in the DC Universe, this is worth a read.

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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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Shang-Chi (2021) #6

Nov 17, 2021

Shang-Chi #6 concludes the Master of Kung-Fu's battle against the Marvel Universe with a decision that promises to have repercussions on his life. However, with the next arc promising to explore how Shang-Chi's parents met and introducing a new enemy, his troubles are far from over.

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Shang-Chi (2021) #9

Feb 23, 2022

Shang-Chi #9 launches a new story arc and brings on a new artist, with a story that'll appeal to comic book fans of every caliber. If you lovedShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, or if you're looking to get into Shang-Chi's comics, this is the perfect jumping on point. I'd even go so far as to recommend it as a nice jumping on point for readers who are looking to get into comics.

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Shang-Chi (2021) #10

Mar 23, 2022

Shang-Chi #10continues to explore the fractured family tree of the Master of Kung Fu, as he travels back to the land of his mother's birth. With upcoming issues planning to explore more of Tao-Lo and the effect it has on Shang-Chi, Marvel's premier martial artist is in for the fight of his life.

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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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Silk (2022) #1

Jan 17, 2022

Silk #1brings a new writer and a new threat for Cindy Moon to face while keeping the same artists and the same grasp on characterization that's made her a beloved figure in the Spider-Man mythos. I look forward to future issues and hope that fans make their voices heard if they want to see more of Cindy's adventures.

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Silver Surfer: Rebirth (2022) #1

Jan 17, 2022

Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1works as both a throwback to the '90s era of comics and as an exploration of Norrin Radd's character development. Whether you enjoyed Marz's original run on Silver Surfer or you're looking to learn more about the Sentinel of the Spaceways, this is a great start.

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Silver Surfer: Rebirth (2022) #2

Feb 23, 2022

Silver Surfer: Rebirth #2forges an uneasy alliance between the Sentinel of the Spaceways and Thanos, as reality continues to be reshaped. With both the Surfer and Thanos hurled into different parts of the new reality, it's unclear who has control of the Reality Gem, or if the Surfer will be victorious.

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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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Sir Edward Grey: Acheron #1

Dec 4, 2021

Sir Edward Grey: Acheron #1 is a haunting look at one of the most mysterious beings of the Hellboy universe, and marks Mike Mignola's return to writing and illustrating comics. Hopefully, this is only the beginning of a resurgence, as I'm happy to read anything Mignola puts on the page whether it's Hellboy related or not.

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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-Gwen: Gwenverse (2022) #1

Mar 7, 2022

Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse #1pushes the appeal of alternate Gwen Stacys to its limits, though its artwork and themes of mental health are well crafted. Hopefully future issues pick up those themes, as I feel like there are only so many Gwens that this concept can work with.

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Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022): Alpha

May 2, 2022

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus - Alpha #1returns to Miguel O'Hara's timeline for an action-packed story that celebrates the fan-favorite web-slinger's 30th anniversary. With upcoming issues slated to focus on the 2099 versions of Marvel heroes including the Winter Soldier and Loki, I'm looking forward to where Orlando and his collaborators takeExodus' story.

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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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Spider-Punk (2022) #1

Apr 4, 2022

Spider-Punk #1 serves as the perfect intro to a fan-favorite character from the Spider-Verse, as its creative team has a clear love for Hobie Brown and the world he inhabits. Future issues will no doubt continue to expand the world of Earth-138 and present new challenges for the Spider-Punk, but fighting evil and shredding on his guitar is what he was born to do.

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Star Wars (2020): Life Day #1

Nov 24, 2021

Star Wars: Life Day #1 delves into the history of the galaxy's oldest holiday, as Chewbacca and Han Solo celebrate in their own ways. If Chewbacca is your favorite character or you're looking to get into the holiday spirit, you'll definitely want to pick this book up

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Star Wars: Crimson Reign (2021) #1

Dec 8, 2021

Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 delves into the criminal underworld of theStar Wars universe, and adds depth to its leader. With this series andThe Book of Boba Fett, we're getting to see a darker side toStar Wars and I welcome it. If you lovedWar of the Bounty Hunters or Soule's previous Star Wars work, this is the comic for you.

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Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca (2022) #1

Mar 9, 2022

Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #1puts the spotlight on one of the most enduring friendships in Star Wars by showing Han Solo and Chewbacca doing what they did best before becoming Rebels. With a rather intriguing final page, it looks like the duo's latest adventure is about to get a lot more complicated.

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Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca (2022) #2

May 18, 2022

Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #2piles on the angst for Han Solo, as the smuggler comes face to face with a man claiming to be his father. I hope this plot point isn't a dead end and leads to some genuinely emotional moments, and I also hope that future episodes give Chewbacca an equal focus. Plus, there's the question of why Vancto is after Han. Either way, you slice it, everyone's favorite scoundrel can't catch a break.

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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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Static (2021): Season One #4

Nov 2, 2021

Static: Season One #4 kicks off the back half of the limited series by emphasizing the strength of Static's bond with his friends and family, along with a high-octane rematch with Hotstreak. With only two issues left in Season One, I can't wait to see how it all ends and hopefully read Season Two whenever it drops.

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Static (2021): Season One #5

Jan 25, 2022

Static: Season One #5races toward the series' grand finale by delivering a rematch between Static and Hotstreak, and introducing a few new villains in the process. I can't wait for the final episode, and hopefully, a "Static: Season Two" announcement because Virgil Hawkins' return has been nothing short of electrifying.

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Static (2021): Season One #6

Mar 1, 2022

Static: Season One #6 closes the book on Virgil Hawkins' new origin story, featuring all the elements that made him a fan-favorite hero. With Static: Season Two planned for a summer release, I can't wait to see what happens next, especially with the closing pages teasing a new take on one of Static's deadliest enemies from the animated series.

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Strange (2022) #1

Feb 28, 2022

Strange #1 bestows the mantle of the Sorcerer Supreme upon Clea Strange as she embarks on a quest to bring her husband back to life. The end of the issue resurrects a classic Marvel hero from the 90s and it's clear that MacKay and Ferreria intend to put Clea through all manner of hell.

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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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Supermassive (2022) #1

Feb 23, 2022

Supermassive #1unites three different heroes in a blockbuster crossover event, launching a new tokusatsu-inspired superhero universe in the process. Not only is this one of the best comics I've read over the years, but it also gives this year's crop of upcoming superhero films a run for their money.

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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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #5

May 1, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #5 serves as an emotional, adrenaline-laced finale to one of the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stories ever told. TMNT fans of every stripe will want to pick up this book, and the ending hints at even more tales set in this universe. Between The Last Roninand the upcoming "Armageddon Game" storyline in the mainTMNT series, the future of the heroes in a half shell is looking bright.

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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 Dead Lucky #1

Jul 20, 2022

The Dead Lucky #1expands the Massive-Verse with a science-fiction story that balances raw human emotion and cutting-edge technology. Whether you've checked out the Massive-Verse's other books or this is your first exposure to it, it's well worth a read.

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The 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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The Death of Doctor Strange #2

Jan 1, 1970

The Death of Doctor Strange #2 explores the Sorcerer Supreme's demise and introduces a new trio of magical threats in the process. While the mystery behind Strange's death has yet to be solved, the threat of the Three Mothers has escalated the stakes, and I look forward to seeing their continuing role in the series.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #3

Nov 24, 2021

The Death of Doctor Strange #3 has moments both heartwarming and horrifying, as the Earth faces Armageddon without the Sorcerer Supreme. With two issues left, and the promise of a new Sorcerer Supreme, this story looks to be closing out in style.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #4

Jan 1, 1970

The Death of Doctor Strange #4finally reveals the Sorcerer Supreme's killer and sets the stage for a massively magical finale. Considering the series' track record so far, I'm sure that the final issue will have a satisfying ending.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #5

Jan 26, 2022

This has been one of the best Doctor Strange stories I've ever read, and if you're looking to read something featuring the good doctor before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, you can't go wrong with this one.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1

Nov 29, 2021

The Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1 highlights the importance that its titular characters have in the Marvel Universe and the insanity of Doctor Strange's magical world. With theDeath of Doctor Strange storyline heading to a close, I look forward to the next one-shot, which features Blade in a leading role.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1

Dec 8, 2021

The Death of Doctor Strange: Blade #1 explores the Daywalker's state of mind and provides plenty of swordfights and vampire slaying. I highly recommend picking it up; hopefully, these one-shots lead to Blade getting his own series.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone #1

Jan 11, 2022

The Death of Doctor Strange: Bloodstone #1 serves as a departure from the main storyline by focusing on the one character equipped to handle magical chaos, as well as her own family issues. Given how the one-shot ends, I would not be opposed to an ongoing series centered on the exploits of the Bloodstone family.

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The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Nov 1, 2021

The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1 continues to explore the effect the Sorcerer Supreme's passing has had on the Marvel Universe, this time centering Earth's Mightiest Heroes. With a hint that the worst is only yet to come for Earth, the Avengers and the rest of the Marvel heroes are in for one of the biggest fights of their lives.

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The Last Shadowhawk (2022) #1

Aug 16, 2022

The Last ShadowHawk #1is a well-illustrated yet scattershot story featuring one of Image's premiere heroes. While ShadowHawk readers and Image fans may love the story, newcomers will probably only pick it up for the art.

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The Magic Order: Vol. 2 #1

Oct 20, 2021

The Magic Order 2 #1 is a solid start to the sequel series, though it requires knowledge of the previous series to fully appreciate the story. If you are looking for a new urban fantasy story, I highly suggest checking out the firstMagic Order miniseries and then reading this issue. I also feel like we'll see more about the planned Netflix adaptation as more issues go on sale.

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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 Orville: Artifacts #1

Oct 21, 2021

The Orville: Artifacts #1 continues to expand the world ofThe Orville, featuring the same balance of science-fiction and comedy that made the show a great watch. If you're a fan ofThe Orville, I highly suggest picking this book up along with the other series while waiting forThe Orville: New Horizons to premiere next year on Hulu.

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The Phalanx (2022) #1

May 21, 2022

The Phalanx #1 serves as a loving tribute to Image Comics' inception, from the titular team's heroes to its 1992 setting. This one-shot will probably appeal most to a select group of readers, particularly those who grew up on early Image. But I also feel that new readers will enjoy it, and time will tell if we see more of this team.

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The Scorched (2022) #1

Jan 12, 2022

The Scorched #1features Spawn's allies forming their own team and leans into the convention of ensemble comics to explore a new corner of Spawn's Universe. If you have been following King Spawn or looking to get into Spawn, I highly suggest reading this book because Lewis is proving to be one of the hellish hero's best writers.

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The Scorched (2022) #2

Feb 11, 2022

The Scorched #2features all the gritty, bloody action Spawn fans have come to expect from the hellish antihero's adventures.

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The Scorched (2022) #4

Apr 7, 2022

The Scorched #4feels more like a filler issue than a plot or character-focused issue as it sets up a confrontation for future stories. I hope that the next issues stay more in tune with Lewis' work on King Spawn, which manages to balance character development with the gory, horror-tinged elements that make the Spawn franchise what it is.

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The Scorched (2022) #5

May 5, 2022

The Scorched #5 finds the right mix of action and story, with the team of hellbound heroes fighting a new enemy and learning new secrets concerning their hellish war.

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The Thing (2021) #1

Nov 8, 2021

The Thing #1 delves into a mystery from Ben Grimm's past, with the creative team reminding the audience why he's a beloved character. With the Fantastic Four set to gain even more prominence in the coming years with the upcoming "Reckoning War" event in their main title and a future installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I expect to see more of Ben Grimm in the future. And I look forward to the rest of this miniseries, as the ending promises even more trouble for the Fantastic Four's bedrock.

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The Thing (2021) #2

Dec 13, 2021

The Thing #2 features an earth-shattering battle between Ben Grimm and a new enemy while introducing a new friend and love interest for the Fantastic Four's powerhouse. I'm looking forward to the next issue, as I'm sure Mot isn't done tormenting Ben just yet. Set your clocks it's clobberin' time.

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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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The Variants (2022) #1

Jan 1, 1970

The Variants #1is a tale that's perfect for Jessica Jones fans and manages to find a fresh take on the multiverse concept. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced, and it more than lived up to the hype. Just about the only way it could be more perfect is if Krysten Ritter was somehow able to narrate it.

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The Ward (2022) #1

Jan 1, 1970

The Ward #1 features a premise that mixes medical drama and supernatural elements, which is accompanied by vivid and haunting artwork. Dark Horse has been on a roll with creator-owned series this year - most notably another supernatural tale We Have Demons - and this is one I definitely recommend to readers new and old whether you're a fan of Grey's Anatomyor theUnderworld films - or both!

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Thor (2020) #24

Apr 25, 2022

Thor #24celebrates the God of Thunder's 60th anniversary by bringing in a collection of creators who've helped shape his legacy. This issue should serve as a perfect example of how to celebrate a character's anniversary, and the celebration shows no signs of stopping as Thor will battle Hulk in the upcoming Banner of War event that runs through theThorand Hulktitles.

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Thor (2020) #25

May 18, 2022

Thor #25 serves as a continuation of the "Banner of War" storyline, pitting Bruce Banner against Odin and continuing to celebrate Thor's 60th anniversary.

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Thor (2020) #26

Jun 8, 2022

Thor #26 serves as the penultimate chapter in the "Banner of War" storyline, as the God of Thunder and the Hulk undergo surprising transformations. The conclusion will find out just who the stronger of the two is, and no doubt will spark fanboy debates for years to come. And Thor has another team-up on the horizon, as the next issue will find him teaming up with Venom, which marks Cates' return to scripting the Lethal Protector.

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Timeless (2021) #1

Jan 1, 1970

Timeless #1digs deep into the mindset of Kang the Conqueror while also hinting at the future of Marvel's heroes and villains. If you want to understand what makes Kang Kang or you're curious about what to expect from the House of Ideas in 2022, pick this book up. It's a story that's worth your time and money.

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Tis The Season To Be Freezin' (2021) #1

Dec 14, 2021

Tis The Season To Be Freezin #1 will put DC fans in the holiday spirit, as their favorite characters get into the Christmas spirit. I definitely recommend it to readers of all shapes and sizes; at least one of these tales will put a smile on your face.

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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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Trial of the Amazons (2022) #1

Mar 8, 2022

Trial of the Amazons #1 features Wonder Woman writers and artists uniting the three Amazon tribes for a game-changing crossover event. With the storyline slated to spread into the rest of the Wonder Woman titles, I look forward to seeing the Contest results and how it potentially shakes up the Wonder Woman mythos.

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Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven (2022) #1

Aug 17, 2022

The Mystery of Ultraseven #1 takes Marvel's Ultraman saga to the next level, living up to its title as the mysteries surrounding the Ultras & Kaiju begin to unravel. If you've enjoyed Higgins and Groom's prior work, or you love Ultraman, this is definitely worth a read.

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Venom (2021) #1

Nov 8, 2021

Venom #1 continues to explore the Lethal Protector's cosmic horror roots while setting up a new status quo for both Eddie & Dylan Brock. If you enjoyed the previous Venom saga or enjoyed Venom: Let There Be Carnage, I definitely recommend adding this to your pull list.

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Venom (2021) #2

Dec 1, 2021

Venom #2 officially passes the mantle of the Lethal Protector to Dylan Brock, as he struggles to live in a world without his father. With the arrival of a new supporting character, and the threat of the Life Foundation, Dylan definitely has his work cut out for him.

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Venom (2021) #3

Dec 22, 2021

Venom #3 redefines the bond between Dylan Brock and his father's symbiote while reintroducing an enemy from Venom's past. This book is just starting to pick up steam I'm more than ready to see where it goes.

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Venom (2021) #4

Jan 19, 2022

Venom #4 delivers new twists and turns into its narrative, with the Lethal Protector facing off against the Life Foundation's machinations. I don't know where the series is headed, but it seems to be leaning into the cosmic horror elements of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's run and I'm all for that.

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Venom (2021) #5

Feb 14, 2022

Venom #5deepens the lore of the Symbiotes but undercuts the ongoing story in the process, leading to a mixed bag. I would have preferred for the revelations surrounding Meridius to wait until a later issue, but they do hint at a larger story surrounding the Ewing/V/Hitch run and it's one I'm interested in. Hopefully, the next issue returns to Dylan Brock's battle with the Life Foundation as I've grown quite fond of the younger Venom.

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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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We Have Demons #2

Nov 14, 2021

We Have Demons #2 continues to escalate the war between humanity and demons while exploring how faith can be a driving force for others. With the issue ending on a hell of a cliffhanger (pun completely intended), the next installment is slated for an explosive & emotional confrontation and I can't wait to see how it all shakes out.

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We Have Demons #3

Jan 23, 2022

We Have Demons #3 ends the series' first story arc in gloriously gory style while serving as a meditation on the nature of faith. I have no idea when to expect future issues, but I hope this series continues for a long time " Snyder and Capullo make a wonderful team, and We Have Demons is proof that their partnership can flourish outside of the Big Two.

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We Ride Titans #1

Jan 10, 2022

We Ride Titans #1 puts a new spin on the mecha genre by exploring the cost of fighting monsters on a family, with plenty of giant robot action and family drama.

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We Ride Titans #2

Feb 23, 2022

We Ride Titans #2continues the trend set by previous Vault series includingWitchblood andThe Blue Flame, grounding its high-concept pitch with plenty of family drama. With the end of the issue bringing in a new foe, it looks like the series will also continue to feature plenty of giant robot fights - and that's a recipe for success in my book.

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What If...Miles Morales #1

Feb 28, 2022

What If Miles Morales #1 launches a new multiverse-spanning saga that reimagines the once and future Spider-Man as different heroes in Marvel's pantheon. Next issue will see Miles take up the mantle of Wolverine, and I look forward to how that story turns out, especially since John Ridley will be handling the script-writing duties.

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Wild Cards (2022): Drawing of Cards #1

Jul 27, 2022

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1 is little more than a prelude to the major events of the seriesalbeit a prelude with some gorgeous art. Fans will probably either pick up or stay with the book due to Martin's name being attached. However, I'd definitely recommend picking up the novels as wellnot only are they a breath of fresh air in the superhero genre, but they're very well written.

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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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Wolverine (2020) #20

Apr 18, 2022

Wolverine #20 picks up in the aftermath ofX Lives/X Deaths of Wolverine by pairing the clawed Canadian with Deadpool for an off-the-rails mission. It's a nice change of pace from the usual Wolverine stories, but that's for the best: sometimes you have to shake things up to keep a character fresh.

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Women of Marvel: 2022 #1

Mar 7, 2022

Women of Marvel #1 focuses on the House of Ideas' female heroes, courtesy of a roster of female creators. I highly suggest picking it up, especially if you're a fan of the Black Cat.

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Wonder Woman: Evolution (2021) #1

Nov 16, 2021

Wonder Woman: Evolution #1 is a slow, but solid start to a story tailored around the principles the Amazing Amazon stands for. The general concept is definitely a hell of a hook for a Wonder Woman story, and I hope future issues make the most of it.

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X Deaths Of Wolverine (2022) #2

Jan 1, 1970

X Deaths of Wolverine #2continues the series' white-knuckle thrill ride, drawing on action classics likeThe Fugitive andThe Terminatorfor inspiration. The new Wolverine saga is about to hit its halfway point, and the future, and past, of the X-Men is in jeopardy.

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X Deaths Of Wolverine (2022) #3

Feb 23, 2022

X Deaths of Wolverine #3brings Wolverine's family into the fray, as they learn about the dark future that awaits mutantkind. With both X Lives andX Deathsheading to their conclusion, the future of mutantkind lies in Wolverine's hands, and it remains to be seen if he can pull off both of his time traveling missions.

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X Deaths Of Wolverine (2022) #4

Mar 9, 2022

X Deaths of Wolverine #4continues to up the action and emotion as the X-Men's present and future collide, and Wolverine is right in the middle.

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X Deaths Of Wolverine (2022) #5

Mar 23, 2022

X Deaths of Wolverine #5finds Wolverine fighting for the future of the X-Men and launches the Second Age of Krakoa. Not only did this story live up to its hype, but it's the perfect set-up for the "Destiny of X" storyline that begins next week with Immortal X-Men. This is not just a great Wolverine story it's a great story for anyone who's been invested in the X-Men since the Krakoa era began.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #1

Jan 17, 2022

X Lives of Wolverine #1launches what may be the most epic Wolverine story ever, with the clawed Canadian fighting for the future of the X-Men. WithX Deaths of Wolverinelaunching next week, X-Men fans won't have to wait long to see the other side of this time crossing saga.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #2

Feb 2, 2022

X Lives of Wolverine #2continues Wolverine's journey through the past and has him breaking one of the most cardinal rules of time travel in the process. I'm genuinely curious to see how future issues ofX LivesandX Deaths of Wolverine continue the story, as Wolverine's mission is no doubt going to alter the X-Men's future in some way.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #3

Feb 16, 2022

X Lives of Wolverine #3takes a drastic turn in its narrative, as Omega Red goes to desperate measures to get his revenge on Wolverine. The Wolverine saga has now hit its halfway point, and things aren't looking good for the clawed Canadian or the X-Men - especially now that there's a Terminator-esque Wolverine running around in X Deaths of Wolverine.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #4

Mar 7, 2022

X Lives of Wolverine #4serves as a meditation on the clawed Canadian's long history while also setting the stage for a final battle between him and Omega Red. With both X LivesandX Deaths hurtling to their finales, I'm looking forward to seeing where Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men go from here.

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X Lives Of Wolverine (2022) #5

Mar 16, 2022

X Lives of Wolverine #5 puts a cap on the clawed Canadian's time-traveling odyssey and features a final battle with Omega Red. With next week bringing the last issue of X Deaths of Wolverine, Wolverine is about to face his greatest enemy himself.

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X-Men '92: House of XCII #1

Apr 11, 2022

X-Men '92: House of XCII #1, true to its name, is the perfect mashup ofX-Men: The Animated Series andHouse of X/Powers of X. If you've been enjoying what the Krakoan Age has brought to the table, you'll want to check out this new take on the story. If you love X-Men: The Animated Series and are looking for something to tide you over beforeX-Men '97premieres in 2023, this is definitely the comic for you.

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X-Men '92: House of XCII #2

Jun 1, 2022

X-Men 92: House of XCII #2continues to put its own animated spin on the Age of Krakoa, featuring plenty of surprises along the way. The next issue looks to adapt the events ofX of Swords, and that should be fun, especially since it means we'll probably see this creative team's take on Arakko. If you love the current era of X-Men books or you're counting down the days until the premiere of X-Men '97, you definitely need to check this book out.

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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 (2021) #5

Nov 24, 2021

X-Men #5 is a stumble from the series' previous hot streak, featuring some baffling storytelling and character decisions. Hopefully, the next issue will keep characterization in focus as it introduces the newest member of the mutant heroes.

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X-Men (2021) #6

Jan 1, 1970

X-Men #6introduces a new member to the team in the form of Captain Krakoa and a new threat from Orchis. I'm intrigued to see how the X-Men handle these new changes, as well as the "secret origin" of Captain Krakoa.

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X-Men (2021): Hellfire Gala #1

Jul 11, 2022

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1delivers a major shake-up to the Age of Krakoa, with plenty of superheroic haute couture to spare. Already, plot threads have been set that will spread out into Marvel's other comics, including upcoming issues of Amazing Spider-Man and the upcoming Judgement Day event series. It just goes to show that: whether you're a mutant, superhero, or a regular human, the Hellfire Gala is the place to be.

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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: Red (2022) #1

Apr 4, 2022

X-Men Red #1launches a new era of cosmic adventures for the X-Men while also setting up rich character journeys for fan-favorite characters including Storm and Magneto. Whether you're a lifelong X-Men fan or have gotten into the franchise via House of X/Powers of X, this is a great jumping-on point. The Destiny of X is proving to be a much-needed creative jump start for the X-titles.

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X-Men: Red (2022) #2

May 18, 2022

X-Men Red #2begins to draw lines in the sands of Arrako as Storm forms a new Brotherhood of Mutants and weathers the fury of Vulcan. The next issue will reportedly feature Thunderbird in a major role, which should be interesting given that his temperament is perfect for Arakko culture. And it'll be interesting to see which side he joins.

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X-Men: Red (2022) #3

Jun 15, 2022

X-Men Red #3features plenty of double-crosses and bloody grabs for power, as Storm and Abigail Brand battle for power on Arakko. This book is shaping up to be Game of Thrones in the X-Men universe, which makes for an intriguing combo. Hopefully, Ewing and Caselli deliver a stronger ending for their series.

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X-Men: Red (2022) #4

Jun 29, 2022

X-Men Red #4presents three stories for the price of one and decides to explore how others view Krakoa's ability to resurrect mutants. This continues to be one of the best X-Men books on the stands, and I cannot wait to see how future issues explore the X-Men's place in the solar system, especially with the upcoming Judgement Day storyline.

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X-Men: Red (2022) #5

Aug 3, 2022

X-Men Red #5 delves into the fallout from Judgement Day, as Arakko falls prey to the wrath of the Eternal Uranos. The best tie-ins offer more depth to the main story, and this is definitely a great tie-in. And the last page delivers a promise that Uranos will come to regret his actions.

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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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X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) #3

Jan 1, 1970

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #3 deepens the mystery surrounding the Scarlet Witch's death, but strangely decides to sideline its title character. The series only has two issues left, so hopefully, this series will recenter its focus on Magneto and fully solve the mystery of Wanda Maximoff's murder. I also wouldn't say no to more Kaiju.

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X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) #4

Dec 1, 2021

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #4 makes the baffling choice to sideline its titular character to the point where the series should have been given a different title. With only one issue left, I at least hope the series ends on a high note and puts the focus back on Magneto while resolving the identity of the Scarlet Witch's murderer.

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X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) #5

Dec 22, 2021

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #5serves as the conclusion to a convoluted and ultimately disappointing story that redeems the Scarlet Witch but fails to put the spotlight on Magneto.

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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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Young Justice: Targets #1

Jan 1, 1970

Young Justice: Targets #1continues the forward momentum fromYoung Justice: Phantoms with a story that taps into the espionage and emotional elements that drive the series.

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