Connor Casey's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 88
6.8Avg. Review Rating

8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
Absolute Carnage: 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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6.0
Acts of Evil: She-Hulk Annual #1

Aug 28, 2019

Worth a read for fans of She-Hulk.

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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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4.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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4.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #32

May 22, 2019

This story needs to start picking up the pace.

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6.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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10
DCeased #2

Jun 5, 2019

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

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10
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
Dial H For Hero (2019) #1

Mar 27, 2019

This could be a fun one to follow.

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8.0
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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10
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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10
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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8.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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4.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
Glow (2019) #1

Mar 27, 2019

Fans of the show should give this a read.

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8.0
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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8.0
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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10
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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4.0
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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10
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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6.0
Killers #1

Jul 31, 2019

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

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4.0
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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6.0
Looney Tunes #249

May 22, 2019

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

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4.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
Marvel Action: Black Panther #2

Jul 10, 2019

Simply put, Black Panther #2 is a mess.

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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #2

Jun 19, 2019

This issue definitely lives up to the Samurai Jack name.

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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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4.0
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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4.0
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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4.0
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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10
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
Unearth #1

Jul 10, 2019

Bunn has something special here.

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6.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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8.0
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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4.0
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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6.0
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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6.0
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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