Connor Casey's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 192
7.1Avg. Review Rating

8
Absolute Carnage (2019): Symbiote Spider-Man #1

Sep 4, 2019

Add this one to the growing list of impressive tie-ins for the event.

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Absolute Carnage (2019): Symbiote Of Vengeance #1

Sep 11, 2019

Its ending is somewhat predictable and feels like it's more concerned with setting the table for a separate Ghost Rider book, but writer Ed Brisson gets a ton of fun out of Carnage as a Ghost Rider (complete with a Carnage Cycle) and there's plenty of dark humour spread throughout.

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Absolute Carnage (2019): Separation Anxiety #1

Aug 14, 2019

The story starts off with a bang and never lets up. Artist Brian Level's depictions of body horror with the villains feels straight out of John Carpenter's The Thing. Don't miss this one.

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Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1

Aug 28, 2019

Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales isn't, by any means, a must-read for the event, but it does give a nice bit of context to what Miles was up to prior to his run-in with Carnage in Absolute Carnage #2.

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Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #2

Sep 25, 2019

The issue is just as dark as the rest of the event, but it does give a glimmer of hope that Miles might find a way to break free and help the other doppelgangers do the same.

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Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #3

Oct 9, 2019

This three-issue tie-in is definitely recommended for fans of the "Absolute Carnage" event and will leave readers chomping at the bit to see how Miles reinserts himself into the story.

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Acts of Evil: She-Hulk Annual #1

Aug 28, 2019

Worth a read for fans of She-Hulk.

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8
Age Of X-Man: X-Tremists #2

Mar 27, 2019

This issue shows the building blocks for a compelling side story, and it's worth checking out to see what they do with three more issues.

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Age Of X-Man: X-Tremists #3

Apr 24, 2019

Even if you're not into the rest of the event, definitely give this a read.

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Age Of X-Man: X-Tremists #4

May 29, 2019

The issue continues the side story's excellent pace and somber tone, all while careening towards a climax that will likely be heartwarming or heartbreaking, if not both.

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Age Of X-Man: X-Tremists #5

Jun 26, 2019

Overall, this is still a must-read for fans of the event, even if the ending wasn't perfect.

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4
American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #1

Apr 17, 2019

While this all read better in novel form, as a comic it leaves many fans feeling like Shadow Moon, impatient and ready to get to the point.

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American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #2

May 15, 2019

If you're a fan of the book, this visual adaptation might somehow be fulfilling. But if this is your first exposure to the series, you'll likely find it incredibly dry and plodding.

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American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #3

Jun 19, 2019

After two issues of utterly dull meandering, American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #3 finally takes advantage of the medium it's in for the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's original novel.

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American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #4

Jul 17, 2019

Somehow American Gods: Moment of the Storm #4 manages to be both, but the former manages to outweigh the latter at least for now.

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American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #5

Aug 21, 2019

American Gods: The Moment of The Storm continues to thrive as a visual adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

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American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #6

Oct 16, 2019

As always, Scott Hampton's art is at its best when he's depicting the more surreal scenes of the story, but after six issues (even longer if you've been with it from the start of the Dark Horse adaptation), his art even compliments the quieter moments. And, as should be expected, Gaiman's writing is unparalleled.

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Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Catwoman 80th Anniversary #1

Jun 3, 2020

The book brings back some seriously heavy hitters to each tell their own short, including Tom King, Paul Dini, Ed Brubaker and Chuck Dixon and it's fun seeing different artists all take their crack at the duplicitous anti-hero.

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Ant-Man (2020) #1

Feb 5, 2020

Definitely worth a look if you've enjoyed any of Ant-Man's MCU appearances.

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Ant-Man (2020) #2

Feb 26, 2020

I never thought a team of bug-themed villains could be this much fun, but Zeb Wells has thoroughly proven me wrong.

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Ant-Man (2020) #3

Mar 11, 2020

Zeb Wells' Ant-Man continues to impress with #3.

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Ant-Man (2020) #5

Jun 17, 2020

Zeb Wells' Ant-Man is just pure fun.

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Aquaman (2016) #56

Jan 15, 2020

Kyle Higgins nails the story beats, and the art is simply outstanding (especially once The Trench shows up).

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Avengers: Edge of Infinity #1

Apr 24, 2019

While it's cool to see Ralph Macchio (no, not that one) back in the writing chair, Avengers: Edge of Infinity is nothing to write home about.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #30

Mar 27, 2019

The action is solid, Doc Shaner's arrival as the book's new artist is a welcome change and the teased return of another classic villain in the final panels hints at some interesting future events.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #31

Apr 24, 2019

While the writing comes off as unusually clunky at times, the twist at the end will leave you smacking your head wondering how you missed it the first time around.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #32

May 22, 2019

This story needs to start picking up the pace.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #33

Jun 26, 2019

Three issues into the new "Divide, Conquer and Kill" arc, and Batman Beyond #33 pretty much solidifies my fear that for all of Splitt's gimmicks, he (or rather they) isn't all that interesting.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #34

Jul 24, 2019

Four issues into the "Divide, Conquer and Kill" storyline and Batman Beyond still feels like it's running in place with #34.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #35

Aug 28, 2019

Even if the build up has been overall lackluster, that new addition will look to shake things up as this arc heads towards a climax.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #36

Sep 25, 2019

Batman Beyond #36 marks the end of the "Divide, Conquer and Kill" storyline, an arc that went on for twice as long as necessary and ended with little more than a shrug.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #37

Oct 23, 2019

After a woefully plodding previous arc, Dan Jurgens' Batman Beyond #37 is back on the right track with a new storyline that introduces us to Batwoman Beyond.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #38

Nov 27, 2019

This is definitely a fun one.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #39

Jan 1, 2020

We get our first taste of Batwoman vs. Blight in Batman Beyond #39, and it's a lot of fun to see this new character interact with Terry's greatest enemy.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #40

Jan 22, 2020

The mystery of Batwoman Beyond has been solved and it" kind of works.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #41

Feb 26, 2020

I'm not sure if it's the art style (which looks terrible for non-masked characters) or the slow pace, but this latest arc in Batman Beyond isn't doing it for me.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #42

Mar 25, 2020

I'm not quite sure what happened here. This isn't usually a problem with Dan Jurgens, but ever single line of dialogue in this book felt off-key.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #43

May 29, 2020

This issue by itself isn't much, but it's a nice little start to what could be a fun arc.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #44

Jun 24, 2020

There's also a weird amount of re-explaining features about the Batsuite that were covered last time, but other than that it's a quick read.

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Beasts of Burden: The Presence Of Others #1

May 1, 2019

Even if this is your first time with this series it's worth a read.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1

Sep 18, 2019

This could wind up falling into the ether of countless team books, but it's off to a promising start and Lan Medina's art is impressive.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2

Oct 16, 2019

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 teaches its readers two things: 1) Fat Cobra is awesome, and 2) This team-up book is a ton of fun.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #3

Nov 13, 2019

Once again Jim Zub's comedic banter between teammates is the standout, with Okoye and Mockbird's interactions being particularly funny.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #4

Dec 11, 2019

A fun little issue, but doesn't really have time for the witty comedy the last issue issues brought.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #5

Jan 1, 2020

Deadpool's arrival in the latest Black Panther And The Agents of Wakanda essentially turns this into another Deadpool comic, but if you're a fan of that you'll find nothing but laughs in this issue.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #6

Feb 12, 2020

Last issue's cliffhanger with Nick Fury (supposedly) coming back into the fold makes for a nice twist, and seems to be hinting at a bigger conflict down the line. Otherwise it's you standard fun team-up group with a little bit of Deadpool sprinkled in.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #7

Mar 4, 2020

This comic has Fat Cobra jokes, dragon fights, Okoye and T'Challa partying in Asgard, and closes out with a hilarious Fin Fang Foom pun.

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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #8

Jul 8, 2020

This book has Fin Fang Foom going through an identity crisis while three dragons fights a bunch of heroes. If that doesn't sound like fun to you, I don't know what will.

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Bloodshot (2019) #5

Jan 15, 2020

If you're jumping head-first into Bloodshot with this latest "The Long Shot" arc, it might take a little time to get background on what's going on. But once you're caught up it's a surprisingly easy read.

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Bloodshot (2019) #6

Feb 12, 2020

Bloodshoot #3 is little more than a long fight, but if you're up for 90s-style hyper violence then this will be right up your alley.

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Bloodshot (2019) #7

Mar 11, 2020

At the very least the cliffhanger promises for some fun fights.

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DCeased #1

May 1, 2019

So in order to make a zombie story stand out in 2019 you need two things " a killer spin on the usual narrative and the right atmosphere to match it. And by some miracle, DCeased has both.

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DCeased #2

Jun 5, 2019

DCeased follows up its knockout debut with a heart-wrenching second issue this week.

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DCeased #3

Jul 3, 2019

DCeased #3 continues to pour on the tearjerking emotional moments, as Tom Taylor effortlessly strings together moments between Alfred and the now-dead Bat Family, Harley Quinn and Joke, Damien and John Kent and finally, tragically, Superman and his family as the DC Universe deals with a sudden quasi-zombie-infested apocalypse.

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DCeased #4

Aug 7, 2019

It feels like Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III should be more fun. All of the elements are there, but it's not spending enough time reveling in the absurdity of these mashed up characters.

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DCeased #5

Oct 2, 2019

Don't you dare miss this one.

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DCeased #6

Oct 30, 2019

Overall this has been absolutely stellar series that any diehard DC or horror fan should check out. Eat your heart out, Marvel Zombies.

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DCeased: A Good Day To Die #1

Sep 4, 2019

It's an absolute must-read for fans of the event.

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DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #1

Jul 8, 2020

Taylor has been at the helm since page one and each new installment brings an outstanding mixture of horror, tragedy, witty comedy and genuine character moments, usually between some of the DC pantheon's most iconic pairings.

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DCeased: Hope At World's End #1

May 20, 2020

But just like with Unkillables, if you liked the original series and want something to hold you over until Dead Planet gets here this will definitely do the job.

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DCeased: The Unkillables #1

Feb 19, 2020

Overall it's a blood-soaked violent riot and I can't wait for more.

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DCeased: The Unkillables #2

Mar 18, 2020

Tom Taylor proves once again that he is one of the best comic writers working today when it comes to balancing light-hearted humor with heart-wrenching sadness and horror.

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DCeased: The Unkillables #3

May 20, 2020

Overall these three issues are just as good as the original series and are definitely worth a look if you enjoyed DCeased.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #1

Mar 27, 2019

This could be a fun one to follow.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #2

Apr 24, 2019

After the spot-on Rob Liefeld parody in the series' opening issue, Dial H for Hero managed to top itself this month by nailing a hysterical Dragon Ball imitation.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #3

May 22, 2019

Dial H for Hero continues to be a pleasant surprises for DC's Wonder Comics line. Three issues in and writer Sam Humphries has mastered the balancing act of having heartfelt characters, comedic timing and fun takes on various superhero tropes.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #4

Jun 26, 2019

This series has blown expectations out of the water with each issue.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #5

Jul 24, 2019

If you're not a fan of a comic trying to explain metaphysical fictional concepts, the first half of the issue might not click, but things quickly get back on track with another emotional flashback involving Miguel and Superman.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #6

Aug 28, 2019

To say Dial H for Hero #6 is an absolute feast for the eyes is an understatement.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #7

Sep 25, 2019

This series continues to be outstanding and shows no sign of slowing down.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #8

Oct 23, 2019

Like everything else Sam Humphries has done with the series, the gimmick is excellently executed. Plus the final stinger at the end with Miguel gives a hint at just how insane this series will be willing to go in the near future.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #9

Nov 20, 2019

While Dial H for Hero #9 is a bit of a step back from earlier issues, it still shows a ton of promise for where this story is headed.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #10

Jan 1, 2020

After a couple of "just okay" issues, Dial H for Hero comes roaring back with #10.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #11

Jan 29, 2020

An absolute must-read if you're a fan of the series' revival.

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Dial H For Hero (2019) #12

Feb 26, 2020

Sam Humphries' Dial H for Hero series was an absolute treat.

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Everything #1

Sep 4, 2019

There's not much in the way of progressing the story forward beyond getting that sensation across, but if it works on you you'll probably be looking out for the next issue. Though, if you've seen that one episode of South Park about the Wal-Mart, you probably already know where this is going.

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Everything #2

Oct 2, 2019

This remains a great read, though hopefully we'll start getting some more revelations soon.

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Everything #3

Nov 6, 2019

All the while I.N.J. Culbard's artwork continues to give off the nagging feeling of discomfort and unease, as even the most basic panels of characters smiling seem deranged.

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Everything #4

Dec 4, 2019

The rest of the story continues to crawl at a snail's pace, but there's still just enough of a mystery to keep the reader trudging through the palpable sense of dread.

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Everything #5

Jan 1, 2020

The book still has an mistakable layer of discomfort, but it's so much more palatable now that the story is picking up forward momentum.

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Firefly (2018): The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1

Jan 8, 2020

It's a short read that feels like it'll get picked up again, but it feels right at home with the rest of this universe.

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Folklords #1

Nov 13, 2019

Folklords #1 shows a lot of promise.

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Folklords #2

Dec 18, 2019

. Basically, if this one managed to hook you in you'll probably be in it for the long haul. If not...well I don't blame you.

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Folklords #3

Jan 22, 2020

At the very least this issue gives us a new character to root for, but very little else.

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4
Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow #1

Oct 23, 2019

Marvel Future Fights Firsts: Luna Snow (now there's a mouthful) brings so little to the table it's hard to get mad about it.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #260

Apr 3, 2019

While the A-plot features an entertaining extraction mission led by Cover Girl, GI Joe: A Real American Hero #260 keeps having its story screech to a grinding halt to give a handful of other subplots a page or two's worth of advancement.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #261

Apr 17, 2019

Netho Diaz's detailed artwork for the action scenes continues to be the book's highlight.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #262

May 22, 2019

Small talk between various groups is the order of the day for G.I. Joe: Real American Hero #262, so don't expect any action out of this one.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #263

Jun 12, 2019

The sense of duty, loss and sacrifice is strongly felt throughout the book and it all feels earned.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #264

Jul 17, 2019

After a touching special Independence Day issue, G.I Joe: A Real American Hero goes right back to having the same problems it's always had"juggling multiple storylines with a boatload of characters, all of which come with a name, a surface-level gimmick and not much else.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #265

Jul 31, 2019

Like usual, the story seems more concerned about building up the next arc while leaving the current one by the wayside. It's all very monotonous.

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Ghost Tree #1

Apr 24, 2019

Gane's art style of detailed backgrounds and muted colors perfectly fits with the tone, and the ending promises a story that's more heart-wrenching than horror.

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

Mar 25, 2020

Whether or not you've been keeping up with Jonathan Hickman's X-Men run since House of X and Powers of X ended, Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler is pretty skippable.

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Glow (2019) #1

Mar 27, 2019

Fans of the show should give this a read.

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Glow (2019) #2

Jun 12, 2019

Fans of the show, or of wrestling in general, need to give this a shot.

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Glow (2019) #3

Jun 26, 2019

GLOW #3, the latest edition in the IDW miniseries, tackles the idea of psychology head on as two of its main characters argue on opposite sides of what makes wrestling an athletic competition and what makes it entertainment.

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Glow (2019) #4

Jul 31, 2019

Overall this series has been a blast and is a definite recommendation for fans of the show.

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Glow (2019): Summer Special #1

Jul 24, 2019

If you're fans of the show then you absolutely should check out the ongoing miniseries, but this one is absolutely skippable.

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Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

Feb 12, 2020

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are back to to working on Harley Quinn again, and if you liked their previous runs you'll feel right at home with Harley Quinn & The Birds of Prey #1.

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Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2

Jun 24, 2020

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2 feels like yet another quintessential Quinn story.

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Hawkman (2018) #19

Dec 11, 2019

I wasn't expecting Hawkman to wind up with the best heel turn as part of the ongoing Infected event, but here we are.

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Heartbeat #1

Nov 20, 2019

Layout aside this has all the makings of a legitimately chilling horror, but so little happens in this first issue that it's hard to call just how far it will go.

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Heartbeat #2

Dec 18, 2019

The end result in a series of pages that can best be described as psychedelic by way of Hot Topic; it's absolutely flooded with detail but it's intertwined with an unquestionably juvenile outlook at things like classic art, poetry, sex and death.

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Heartbeat #3

Jan 22, 2020

There's not much in the way of plot in Heartbeat #3, but by this point in the story it's pretty clear that Maria Llovet's goal for this series isn't its story.

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Heartbeat #4

Feb 19, 2020

What was an introspective, melancholy look at adolescent love and depression has turned into a plodding trudge through a ceaseless inner monologue.

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Heartbeat #5

Mar 18, 2020

After showing a lot of promise in the initial issues, Heartbeat ends on a flat note with #5.

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Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia #3

Jun 19, 2019

Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia is the perfect comic for wrestling fans. Whether you've been a fan since the days of Hulkamania or just have a passing fandom of modern WWE, you'll feel right at home in this insane story of alien wrestlers, warring factions, heel turns, and corrupt authority figures.

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Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia #4

Oct 30, 2019

Invasion From Planet WrestleTopia continues to be an absolute treat with its fourth issue.

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Joker: Killer Smile #1

Oct 30, 2019

It's a story we've heard plenty of times, especially when it involves The Joker, but at the very least Joker: Killer Smile #1 seems to know that its series is treading familiar ground.

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Joker: Killer Smile #2

Dec 18, 2019

There's a chance"a slim one"that this might be going somewhere interesting in #3. But so far it's just lacking.

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Joker: Killer Smile #3

Feb 19, 2020

I knocked Joker: Killer Smile back when it first came out because it seemed to be treading through the same tired old themes involving Joker. But credit has to go to Jeff Lemire for how this one wrapped up.

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Killers #1

Jul 31, 2019

It shows promise but hopefully the story picks up the pace going forward.

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Killing Red Sonja #1

Mar 25, 2020

You wouldn't think a book called Killing Red Sonja would be a comedy, and yet the first issue is downright hilarious.

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Killing Red Sonja #2

Jul 1, 2020

By the end of the second issue he's actually in on the joke, but it's still a slog to care about any of these characters minus the talking boar (because who doesn't love that?).

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Looney Tunes #248

Mar 27, 2019

The latest issue of DC's Looney Tunes is headlined by Bugs Bunny in a "Jack and the Beanstalk" parody. And if that sounds familiar, it's because the show did it too with "Beanstalk Bunny" way back in the day. Unfortunately, this version doesn't feature Daffy Duck or Elmer Fudd as The Giant, and it's drained of most of its comedic timing as a result.

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Looney Tunes #249

May 22, 2019

Looney Tunes #249 is two-thirds of a great comic.

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Looney Tunes #250

Jul 24, 2019

If you're thinking Looney Tunes might do something special for its 250th issue, get ready for disappointment.

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Looney Tunes #251

Sep 25, 2019

While it's cool to see an issue be given a specific gimmick, there's not much in terms of laughs with this one as you know pretty quickly where each story is going.

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Marvel (2020) #1

Mar 4, 2020

Whether you've been a Marvel fan for years or just started reading recently, this one is worth a look.

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Marvel 2099 (2019): Punisher #1

Nov 27, 2019

If you're absolutely dying for new Punisher material or have some deep-seated nostalgic ties to the original Punisher 2099 you might find this enjoyable. But if this is your first step into that world, it will probably be your last.

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Marvel 2099 (2019): Spider-Man #1

Dec 11, 2019

If you're a fan of the OG 2099 universe, this is worth a look.

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Marvel Action: Black Panther #1

Apr 3, 2019

Black Panther is the latest hero to be brought into IDW's all-ages Marvel Action line. And while the story isn't a big attention-grabber (Wakanda getting blasted by deadly weather) it is a nice place for fans of the MCU incarnation of the character to jump in and start reading.

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Marvel Action: Black Panther #2

Jul 10, 2019

Simply put, Black Panther #2 is a mess.

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Marvel Action: Black Panther #4

Oct 16, 2019

It's a fun little read for kids, but not much else.

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Marvel Action: Black Panther #5

Nov 6, 2019

So if you're looking for a more lighthearted Marvel tale there's a lot of fun to be had here.

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Marvel Monsters (2019) #1

Aug 28, 2019

There isn't much to the story beyond visuals (and an amusing callback to a character from classic literature), but if you're in to watching giant monsters brawl it's a fun time.

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Marvel Team-Up (2019) #1

Apr 3, 2019

While it makes for a bit of an awkward experience if you're reading digitally, writer Eve L. Ewing clearly has fun with the dual-sided perspective in the opening issue of the returning Marvel Team-Up, which sees Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel join forces to take on The Jackal.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #1

Jan 15, 2020

Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes is admittedly a mixed bag.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #2

Feb 12, 2020

If you're a big fan of the world the game created (and who could blame you), this is shaping up to be a better supplemental read.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #3

Mar 11, 2020

It's all incredibly well-written and feels right at home with the three-dimensional version of Mary Jane we got to know in the game.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #4

May 20, 2020

If nothing else, at least we finally get to see the break-up between Peter and Felicia.

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Outlawed (2020) #1

Mar 18, 2020

While I can't say that Outlawed #1 is a must-read, instant-classic one-shot, it does feel like you should pick it up to mentally prepare for what's coming.

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Pretty Violent #1

Aug 21, 2019

Basically if the pitch "What if Ren and Stimpy But a Superhero Series" sounds like fun, you'll love it.

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Ravencroft #1

Jan 29, 2020

This could be fun going forward.

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Ravencroft #2

Feb 26, 2020

Credit where it's due, Marvel's Ravencroft series is doing everything it can in order to separate itself from the obvious comparisons to Arkham Asylum.

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Ravencroft #3

Mar 25, 2020

Unfortunately the big overarching story involving The Unwanted stills feels undercooked.

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Ravencroft #5

Jul 1, 2020

While Ravencroft started out as a pretty weak mini-series following up the "Absolute Carnage" event, the book wound up being a ton of fun by issue #5.

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Rogue Planet #2

Jun 24, 2020

If you're here for some interesting creature designs you'll get them. But don't hope for much else.

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Ruins Of Ravencroft: Carnage #1

Jan 8, 2020

It's a solid story, particularly once a mysterious journal is found and we jump back to a flashback. But it can't help but feel like it's treading familiar ground from the DC Universe, since anything resembling an asylum will instantly be compared to Arkham.

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Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #1

May 8, 2019

Samurai Jack stories have always relished on deliberate pacing, but this one felt like it was sprinting to get Jack up, out, and on to the next location.

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Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #2

Jun 19, 2019

This issue definitely lives up to the Samurai Jack name.

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Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #3

Jul 31, 2019

Samurai Jack #4 is yet another impressive addition in the IDW run that's quickly living up to the franchise's name.

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Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #4

Sep 4, 2019

Unlike the past few issues this one ends of a cliffhanger right as the momentum starts to pick up, so by itself it's just an okay issue of an overall solid series.

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Secret Warps: Iron Hammer Annual #1

Jul 31, 2019

It's a goofy read that probably didn't need to have continuity of four previous issues, but can still be fun and has some wild character designs.

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Secrets of Sinister House #1

Oct 9, 2019

Secrets of Sinister House #1 is an absolute treat for fans of the DC Universe and the horror genre.

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Sensational Spider-Man: Self-Improvement #1

Aug 7, 2019

It's a slapdash rush to the big finale, one that leaves no room for excitement or anticipation.

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Sonata #1

Jun 12, 2019

If you've ready any science fiction story with themes of colonization, nature vs. technology or usage of natural resources, then you already know beat for beat what's going to happen in Sonata #1.

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Spawn #302

Nov 6, 2019

Overall it's one big mess. But if you've stuck around for more than 300 issues, you already know that and either don't mind or can't help but keep reading.

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Spider-Man & The League Of Realms #1

May 15, 2019

Spider-Man & The League of Realms is yet another "War of the Realms" tie-in that, while enjoyable enough, doesn't add much to the ongoing story arc.

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Spider-Man & The League Of Realms #2

May 29, 2019

While it still hasn't reached must-read status for the "War of the Realms" event, it's got a couple of gotcha moments from Spider-Man and a smattering of action.

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Spider-Man & The League Of Realms #3

Jun 19, 2019

Spider-Man and the League of Realms #3 doesn't quite pack the same emotional punch the second issue had, but it does manage to tie up the plot nicely.

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Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1

Nov 6, 2019

This was a surprisingly fun read, and a good reminder that comics don't have to take themselves so seriously all the time.

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Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2

Dec 4, 2019

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble continues to be a hilarious romp with its second issue.

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Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #3

Jan 1, 2020

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble continues to be wholesome, cartoonish fun with its latest issue.

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Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #4

Feb 5, 2020

Venom running around as a big furry cat should be enough to hook you in, but stick around for the rest.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home - Prelude #1

Mar 27, 2019

If you're looking for any sort of insight into the plot of Spider-Man: Far From Home, don't bother here.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home - Prelude #2

Apr 24, 2019

The second half of the Spider-Man: Far From Home prelude once again recaps the events from Spider-Man: Homecoming without giving readers any new information.

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Spider-Man: Reptilian Rage #1

Jun 26, 2019

Witty banter is one thing, and any Spidey story worth its salt will have it, but when a character's monologue starts hitting Shakespearean levels of length, it's time to cut things down a bit. As a result the story can't really build, and it winds up being forgettable.

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Steeple #1

Sep 18, 2019

At first glance a battle between the forces of Heaven and Hell for the fate of a seaside British town should make for a book full of dread and horror. But thanks to a cartoonish art style and a wonderful sense of comedic timing and dry wit, John Allison's Steeple is off to a great start with its first issue.

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Steeple #2

Oct 16, 2019

While John Allison's Steeple #2 doesn't bring as much shock as the debut issue, it does show that there are quite a few layers to this five-issue miniseries.

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Steeple #3

Nov 20, 2019

On the surface a story about setting up wind turbines doesn't sound like a fun read. But when you throw in an eccentric Christian rock group, a portal to Heaven and the Samy dry wittiness John Allison keeps bringing to his Steeple series, you get a really story.

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Steeple #4

Dec 11, 2019

Even with the sudden arrival of a witches coven, Steeple continues to keep things upbeat and light-hearted with its latest issue.

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Steeple #5

Jan 15, 2020

Overall, it's a delightful series. Let's pray there's more of it soon.

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Symbiote Spider-Man #1

Apr 10, 2019

Peter David and artist Greg Land's Symbiote Spider-Man miniseries is the stuff of dreams for continuity enthusiasts, putting Peter Parker back in the black suit right before the iconic "Alien Costume Saga" began.

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Symbiote Spider-Man #2

May 8, 2019

After a solid opening issue, Symbiote Spider-Man #2 takes takes a slight step backwards as the plot meanders up until Spidey's starts trading punches with a new mutant, Hardrock.

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Symbiote Spider-Man #3

Jun 12, 2019

If you're a fan of that, this will feel right at home, but readers looking for a more modern take don't need to rush out and grab this one.

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Symbiote Spider-Man #4

Jul 10, 2019

If you've stuck around up until this point, this interesting dive back into old Spidey continuity is certainly worth your time.

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Symbiote Spider-Man #5

Aug 14, 2019

Overall the series is fun for the die-hard fans, but that's about it.

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The Clock #1

Jan 8, 2020

Unfortunately, #1 starts off on a bit of a slow note, as so much exposition needs to be hurled at the reader that we're given very little reason to care about the main character before his wife is suddenly killed off-panel.

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The End: Deadpool #1

Jan 29, 2020

If you're a Deadpool fan it's absolutely worth a read.

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The Infected: Deathbringer #1

Dec 4, 2019

If you've enjoyed the event and its subsequent tie-ins so far, you'll enjoy this.

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The Infected: The Commissioner #1

Dec 18, 2019

It's still a fun read, but it feels like a missed opportunity for something more.

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The Kill Lock #1

Dec 26, 2019

Author/artist Livio Ramondelli writes in the back of the book that this was a labor of love, and that really shows on every panel. This has all the makings of a solid miniseries.

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The Kill Lock #2

Jan 22, 2020

The second issue of Livio Ramondelli's The Kill Lock shows a suprising amount of humanity for a story that's solely about robots

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The Kill Lock #3

Feb 26, 2020

There's no action this time around, but Livio Ramondelli's tale of robotic survival continues to be utterly captivating with each issue.

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10
The Kill Lock #4

Mar 25, 2020

This series is just way too much fun, and that twist at the end will leave your mind racing.

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The Kill Lock #5

Jun 10, 2020

There's still no telling what the endgame of this story will be, but so far it's been nothing short of stellar.

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The Quiet Kind (One Shot) #1

Jul 17, 2019

If it were stretched out into an ongoing or a miniseries I'd definitely pick it up, but in its current form it's kind of a mess.

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Titans (2016) #36

Apr 10, 2019

Dan Abnett does a solid job the final installment of the "Into The Bleed" story arc balancing the action (a brawl between the Titans and Mother Blood) and the emotional moments (a conversation between Raven and a pre-shot Nightwing) that have made his run on the book work so well.

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Unearth #1

Jul 10, 2019

Bunn has something special here.

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Unearth #2

Aug 14, 2019

Once again the real winner is artist Baldemar Rivas, who's cartoonish style and fascinating usage of colors really helps the book cut loose in the visual department.

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Unearth #3

Sep 11, 2019

The story may not be much, but you can't deny it's pretty to look at.

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Unearth #5

Nov 6, 2019

What seemed like a take on the sci-fi horror like Alien has now veered into Lovecraftian territory, and if that's your speed you'll definitely enjoy the twists this book keeps taking.

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Unearth #6

Mar 4, 2020

If you've enjoyed Cullen Bunn's run on this series so far, there's a lot fo you to sink your teeth into here.

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War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm #1

May 1, 2019

It makes for a cool little character piece if you're interested in any of the five members, and there's some funny banter in there as well. But this isn't an absolute must-read for fans of the ongoing event.

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War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1

Apr 17, 2019

It's a fun read overall and a nice supplementary addition to the ongoing event.

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War of the Realms: War Scrolls #2

May 29, 2019

This is worth a read for fans of all four characters, even if you're not knee-deep in every issue of the event.

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War of the Realms: War Scrolls #3

Jun 19, 2019

Definitely worth a look for those keeping up with the Marvel event.

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Wolverine Vs. Blade Special #1

Jul 10, 2019

For a book that brings back a gimmick as potentially awesome as Wolverine running around as a vampire, this gave very little for a reader to sink their teeth into (sorry, had to get at least one vampire joke in here!).

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Wynd (2020) #1

Jun 17, 2020

Overall, I'd recommend this comic"not so much for what issue #1 brings, but for the promise the rest of the story still has.

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Young Justice (2019) #4

Apr 3, 2019

While Bendis' snappy dialogue is fun at first, by this issue readers will likely start wishing a few of the characters would shut up for a second so somebody can bother to explain what's going on.

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Young Justice (2019) #5

May 1, 2019

While Young Justice continues to take its sweet time giving away any answers, this issue proves that the series can be much more emotionally resonating when the there aren't half a dozen characters on the page all trying to out-quip each other.

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