Connor Casey's Comic Reviews

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80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Catwoman #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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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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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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Amazing Spider-Man (2018): Sins Rising Prelude #1

Jul 22, 2020

For all the tortured religious upbringing and haunting imagery, Spencer doesn't quite stick the landing on bringing this Sin-Eater story back around to Spider-Man.

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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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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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Batman Beyond (2016) #45

Jul 22, 2020

While I may have panned recent arcs in Batman Beyond, seeing the futuristic version of the Bat-Family (Terry, Batwoman, a grown-up Damian, Goliath, an older Grayson, Bruce in the chair) in action was undeniably awesome.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #46

Aug 26, 2020

Special mention goes to Sean Chen for some particularly great artwork in this issue.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #47

Sep 23, 2020

It's a quick, fun little issue that feels like the final five minutes of an episode from the original cartoon.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #48

Oct 28, 2020

The dialogue is noticeably clunky this issue, especially when Terry is interacting with Booster and Skeets, but it has the bones of what would have made a good Batman Beyond or Justice League Unlimited episode.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #49

Nov 25, 2020

The time-traveling mini-arc showed a lot of promise but wound up being pretty inconsequential.

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Batman Beyond (2016) #50

Dec 23, 2020

Dan Jurgens' run on Batman Beyond closes out with a breezy 50th issue.

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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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Bequest (2021) #1

Mar 17, 2021

Freddie E. Williams' art is also a bit off-putting, combining cartoonish proportions with an insane amount of detail that gives everything a literal dirty look.

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Bequest (2021) #2

Apr 21, 2021

The Bequest #2 is thankfully nowhere near as dense as that first issue, but it feels like it still hasn't hit its stride yet when it comes to D&D meets modern Chicago.

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Bequest (2021) #3

May 19, 2021

The Bequest feels like its finally picking up momentum with Issue #3, moving further away from the "D&D Campaign Turned Into a Comic" vibe and more into the social commentary it's clearly more interested in covering.

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Bequest (2021) #4

Jun 23, 2021

The Bequest manages to end on a satisfying high note, giving each of the characters at least one standout moment as the tale reaches its final climax.

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Bettie Page (2020) #1

Jul 16, 2020

Fans of the comic character and the real-life Page will undoubtedly get a kick out of this latest romp as the series takes quite a few stabs and Old Hollywood while a crew hopelessly struggles to make a new film on a tropical island.

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Bettie Page: The Curse of the Banshee #1

Jun 2, 2021

Unfortunately neither the mystery nor the monster is all that interesting meaning there's not much to latch onto.

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Bettie Page: The Curse of the Banshee #2

Jul 7, 2021

It's still hard to see who this book is for.

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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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Bloodshot (2019) #8

Sep 16, 2020

It's funny, Bloodshot is usually at its most fun when the mindless brawling and shootouts are cranked up to 11. But Bloodshot #8 doesn't have much of either, instead opting to give Nix a pretty excellent backstory (even if you, like me, hated the obvious betrayal from earlier issues) while having Bloodshot deal with the moral quandary of fighting certain assailants.

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Bloodshot (2019) #9

Oct 14, 2020

It's brief (feels like this whole arc could've gone for much longer) but satisfying.

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Bloodshot (2019) #10

Jan 13, 2021

With Project Rising Spirit back up and running, Bloodshot clears the table with issue #10 by giving us a new comedic "guy in the chair" in help Bloodshot and a new sidekick/potential love interest.

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Bloodshot (2019) #11

Feb 24, 2021

It's all still as goofy and ultraviolent as usual otherwise.

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Bloodshot (2019) #12

Mar 10, 2021

Call this one ending on a high note.

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Campisi #1

Aug 11, 2021

The end result is a surprisingly nonchalant tone, and while the main character isn't very likable there might be something fun here.

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Campisi #2

Sep 15, 2021

. Issue #2 also seems to acknowledge that its titular character is a bit insufferable and knocks him down a few pegs by the end. One could call the book self-aware for that, but having him still be the narrator continues to be grating.

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Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #1

Oct 28, 2020

Colonel Weird: Cosmagog feels like it's pulled straight out of an episode of the Doom Patrol HBO Max series.

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Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #2

Nov 25, 2020

The little moments of character interactions are all heartfelt, making the sudden jumps and loops in time all the more jarring. Pick this up.

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Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #3

Dec 30, 2020

Having only a passing knowledge of Black Hammer's overall plot, Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #3 doesn't quite connect like previous issues. But the visuals and dream-like state that has persisted through the series is so brilliantly done that it almost doesn't matter.

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Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #4

Jan 27, 2021

Colonel Weird: Cosmagog manages to stick the landing with its final issue, featuring our titular hero finally remembering what (or rather who) has been eluding him throughout this trip through memories.

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Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1

Sep 9, 2020

If you're on the fence about the upcoming game, this might be the thing that tips you over into making a purchase. If you're already sold, jump in anyway.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal: Death Metal Metaverse's End #1

Oct 2, 2020

Dark Nights: Death Metal - Multiverse's End is the kind of insanity you can only find in comic books.

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Darkhold (2021): Iron Man #1

Oct 13, 2021

Remember that gross-out scene in the first Iron Man where Pepper freaks out about the puss in Tony's chest hole as she's pulling out the electromagnet? Imagine an entire comic dedicated to that feeling of discomfort.

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DC: Love Is A Battlefield (2021) #1

Feb 10, 2021

Love Is a Battlefield doesn't break any new ground, but it's outstanding in certain moments. I'd recommend it for anyone who is a fan of the characters inside, even if you're in the "Love Stinks" camp heading into Valentine's Day weekend.

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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: Dead Planet (2020) #2

Aug 5, 2020

After a packed first issue, DCeased: Dead Planet #2 keeps things at a brisk pace.

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DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #3

Sep 2, 2020

It's weird so say DCeased: Dead Planet is backtracking, but issue #3 definitely made it feel that way.

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DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #4

Oct 7, 2020

Dead Planet #4 is light on the terror (and the zombies), but it's an interesting dive back into the world of the New Gods.

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DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #5

Nov 4, 2020

On the upside, Tom Taylor brings back two staples of the series"a tragic death and a surprise superhero mash-up"that keep the issue energized.

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DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #6

Dec 2, 2020

I think it's fair to say at this point DCeased has pivoted over from being a full-on zombie apocalypse book to being more of a "here's another Elseworlds we're giving to Tom Taylor to have fun with."

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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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Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror: Snifter of Blood #1

Oct 21, 2020

If you're looking to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy Poe, give it a look.

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Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror: Snifter of Blood #2

Nov 18, 2020

The joke is still there, but the story is told so well that you'll wish this was its own series. At the very least, pick up this issue for that.

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Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror: Snifter of Blood #3

Dec 23, 2020

Snifter of Blood #3 lacks the standout feature like the previous issue, though fans who enjoy a good joke at the expense of Poe's hubris will undoubtedly enjoy him complaining about the success of Sherlock Holmes in the opening story.

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Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror: Snifter of Blood #4

Jan 27, 2021

The book never fails to be creative in mixing horror with humor, though it still often reads like a long-running inside joke about Edgar Allen Poe.

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Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror: Snifter of Blood #5

Feb 24, 2021

It's still fun if this is your kind of humor.

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Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror: Snifter of Blood #6

Mar 31, 2021

For the diehard Edgar Allen Poe fans out there who have enjoyed this series from the start, this is a fun send-off.

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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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Extreme Carnage (2021): Agony #1

Sep 15, 2021

But this one-off is much more interested in the twist hiding in its final splash page. Whether or not the twist works is TBD, let's see how the rest of the event plays out.

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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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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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Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1

Apr 21, 2021

From its story structure to its characters to its art design, everything about Godzilla: Monster & Protectors #1 screams Saturday morning cartoon.

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Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #2

May 19, 2021

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors still feels very much like a Saturday morning cartoon about Godzilla. There's just one problem"he's not it the issue at all.

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Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #5

Aug 18, 2021

It's fine for the Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic it's going for, but nothing more.

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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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Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #3

Oct 2, 2020

Even if you're not the biggest Harley Quinn or Birds of Prey fan, issue #3 of Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey is just too much fun not to love.

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Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #4

Feb 3, 2021

It's still not the animated series (honestly, what is?), but its a great ride for Harley fans.

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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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Home Sick Pilots #1

Dec 9, 2020

If you're a horror fan and either grew up in or are a person with a penchant for mid-90s rock there are fun bits to discover here. Otherwise, it's pretty hard to recommend.

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Home Sick Pilots #2

Jan 13, 2021

The artwork is still great and there's a fun horror-themed reinterpretation of the "Lucky Horseshoe," but the character dialogue is still teeth-grindingly annoying.

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Home Sick Pilots #3

Feb 10, 2021

If not for some decent ghost designs there would be nothing here.

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Home Sick Pilots #4

Mar 10, 2021

But why doesn't Home Sick Pilots finally stick the landing with Issue #4? Because every time the characters talk it's like rubbing a cheese grater on your brain.

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Immortal She-Hulk #1

Sep 23, 2020

Ewing doesn't answer every question here (how could he possibly?) but it's fascinating to see characters like She-Hulk, Wolverine and Thor discuss these concepts.

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Impossible Jones #1

Sep 22, 2021

The first issue isn't the easiest of reads"Jones' powers make for some very odd panels and the story is told completely out of our"but there might be something fun here.

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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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King In Black: Spider-Man #1

Mar 17, 2021

Worth a read even if you're out of the loop on the much bigger story in the background.

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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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Lucky Devil #1

Aug 4, 2021

By the end, you know why Cullen Bunn structured the issue this way, but this series could have started on a much higher note if the framing device had been ditched.

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Lucky Devil #2

Sep 1, 2021

Personally, I think the ideas presented here are far more interesting than the last issue's splatter-fest but won't mind if the series tries to balance the two going forward.

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Lucky Devil #3

Oct 6, 2021

Lucky Devil #3 assures its readers that, despite the last issue being fairly bloodless, this series is far from finished with its ultraviolent gorefest sequences.

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M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1

Dec 2, 2020

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games sees Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum (the showrunners of the upcoming Hulu animated comedy series) team up for a new comic series about the titular floating head. And if the show winds up being anything like this, it could turn out to be very promising.

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M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2

Jan 7, 2021

Having M.O.D.O.K. team up with Tony Stark to sneak into a villain's convention winds up being just as fun as you'd expect, but M.O.D.O.K.'s inner turmoil about the memories of his family gives the book a surprising amount of depth.

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M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3

Feb 17, 2021

Your mileage may vary on the Gwenpool fourth-wall breaking antics, but Head Games #3 delivers another stellar one-two punch of solid humor and heart-wrenching drama.

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M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #4

Apr 28, 2021

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games ends on the highest of notes.

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Mapmaker (2021) #1

Feb 3, 2021

Good enough for me to want to check out the graphic novel.

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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): 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 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 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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Marvel's Voices: Indigenous Voices #1

Nov 18, 2020

Each story comes with a unique flavour and art style, though the definite standouts have to be artists Weshoyot Alvitre and David Cutler.

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Marvels Snapshot (2020): X-Men #1

Sep 16, 2020

If you love Scott Summers, the X-Men, classic Marvel or Alex Ross' returning Marvels anthology it's definitely worth a look.

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Nubia & The Amazons #1

Oct 20, 2021

There's not much character development to speak of, Nubia gets little to do despite being on the title and cover, but if you love this corner of DC you'll feel right at home.

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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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Overwatch: Tracer - London Calling #1

Dec 2, 2020

Overwatch: Tracer - London Calling is a fun little read, the art is lively and Tracer is as endearing as ever.

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Overwatch: Tracer - London Calling #2

Jan 13, 2021

It's a fun little read either way.

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Overwatch: Tracer - London Calling #3

Feb 3, 2021

Things are definitely getting more intriguing, even if the plot didn't advance by much.

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Overwatch: Tracer - London Calling #4

Mar 3, 2021

London Calling's penultimate issue cranks up the tension and has the villain of the story finally step forward.

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Phantom on the Scan #1

Apr 14, 2021

I have a feeling I already know where some of this is going, but Mark Torres art really hooks the ready in with a spooky atmosphere.

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Phantom on the Scan #2

May 19, 2021

Phantom On The Scan #2 can't quite keep up the momentum of that solid opening issue, but it does have one exceptional horror sequence.

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Phantom on the Scan #3

Jun 23, 2021

Mark Torres' art is once again the undisputed highlight of Phantom on the Scan. But while the etherial imagery does some fantastic work displaying the sullen mood and the different ways each character's telekinesis works, it has comes with the downside of being difficult to decipher during action scenes.

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Phantom on the Scan #4

Jul 28, 2021

Phantom on the Scan #4 doesn't do much in the way of plot (it looks like that's being saved for next issue), but it does dive into the utter despair these characters find themselves in.

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Phantom on the Scan #5

Sep 1, 2021

Phantom On The Scan #5 takes a turn right back into the alien infection by way of body horror subgenera Cullen Bunn adores. It doesn't quite mesh with the dream-like vibe the rest of the story (and it's unique artwork) was going for but it at least ends well.

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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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Rabid World #1

Mar 24, 2021

Rabid World #1 plays a lot of the usual notes for the opening of a zombie apocalypse.

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Rabid World #2

Jul 7, 2021

But while it's lacking in originality, its execution in familiar zombie tropes is spot-on.

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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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Red Sonja (2019): 1982 #1

Jun 9, 2021

Red Sonja 1982 is every bit as goofy as you might expect.

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Rick and Morty Presents: Jerryboree! #1

Mar 3, 2021

I wouldn't recommend Rick and Morty: Jerryboree unless you're an absolute diehard fan of the show itself.

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Rick and Morty Presents: The Hotel Immortal #1

Jul 14, 2021

Like every Rick and Morty comic the writing can't quite match the show's pacing or delivery, but there are more than a few lines that feel right at home with some of the funnier episodes.

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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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Scout's Honor #1

Jan 7, 2021

Scout's Honor is a fantastic idea for a comic, especially if you participated in Boy Scouts growing up (present company included).

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Scout's Honor #2

Feb 10, 2021

Scout's Honor #2 proved that opening issue was no fluke"this is a fantastically-realized post apocalyptic world with plenty of intrigue, a likeable protagonist and terrifying stakes.

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Scout's Honor #3

Mar 10, 2021

If you haven't hopped on yet, now's a great time.

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Scout's Honor #4

Apr 14, 2021

Even though Kit's realization midway through Issue #4 comes off as a bit hokey, Scout's Honor continues to be an underrated gem in its penultimate issue.

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Scout's Honor #5

May 12, 2021

Scout's Honor ends with a perfect climactic issue.

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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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Seven Swords #1

Jun 16, 2021

Fans of the classic literature characters will undoubtedly get a kick out of this opening issue, but if you haven't read up on all of these characters you might be a little lost as the references to their previous adventures smack you right in the face.

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Seven Swords #2

Jul 21, 2021

Seven Swords has a few fun action scenes tied together with snappy dialogued the revelation of a villainous scheme that's positively bonkers. It's a ton of fun.

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Seven Swords #3

Aug 25, 2021

Seven Swords continues to swing back and forth between swashbuckling action and references to the literary characters that make up its cast. Issue #3 swings more towards the latter, so your mileage may vary.

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Seven Swords #4

Oct 6, 2021

A group of literary heroes executes a heist mission on The Vatican. It's exactly as much fun as you'd think!

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Shadow Doctor #1

Feb 17, 2021

This has all the makings of a great ride.

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Shadow Doctor #2

Mar 24, 2021

There are hundreds of adaptations of Capone out there and this one definitely leans on the more sympathetic side of the crime boss' legacy. But it's also not afraid to show the warts of Capone's quick temper and casual racism, making him feel more fully formed as a character.

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Shadow Doctor #3

Apr 28, 2021

Shadow Doctor delivers another excellent installment with issue #3, this time combining a thought-provoking mediation on the nature of medicine with Nathniel's attempt at saving one of Al Capone's men.

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Shadow Doctor #4

May 26, 2021

Shadow Doctor #4 tackles two very different subjects but manages to juggle both incredibly well.

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Shadow Doctor #5

Jul 28, 2021

Shadow Doctor's end is just as solid as its beginning, but I'd be lying if I didn't say there's a feeling of "That's it?" when the final page states the story is over.

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Shadow Service #1

Aug 19, 2020

If you enjoy some of the darker books from the Big Two that dive into the world of magic, demons and witches (bring on the Hellblazer comparisons!) this is definitely worth a read.

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Shadow Service #2

Sep 23, 2020

Sprinkle in a few more fun body horror panels and you've got a good issue.

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Shadow Service #3

Oct 21, 2020

Overall another solid issue in a series that's growing on me.

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Shadow Service #4

Nov 18, 2020

There isn't much in the way of scares this issue, but we do get a couple of excellent creature designs. Another solid issue.

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Shadow Service #5

Dec 23, 2020

Shadow Service continues to be fun, if not still a little frustrating.

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Shadow Service #6

Mar 31, 2021

It's light on the creatures and horror this time around but keeps up a solid pace (even if the narrator for the issue is deliberately dour).

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Shadow Service #7

Apr 28, 2021

Shadow Service #7 cranks back up the horror and unique creature designs after a slow couple of issues.

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Shazam! (2021) #1

Jul 21, 2021

Shazam #1 is a fun little opening issue, even if you're not caught up on Teen Titans Academy or the bigger ongoing DC events.

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Shazam! (2021) #2

Aug 18, 2021

We get to learn about a few more characters and have some fun inside of a demonic casino, but are still in the dark about why Billy's powers aren't quite working.

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Shazam! (2021) #3

Sep 22, 2021

Shazam #3 is fun but frustrating.

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Shazam! (2021) #4

Oct 20, 2021

Batson's humor and optimism finally get the chance to shine through and what gets teased for Teen Titans Academy sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

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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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Sonata #12

Aug 12, 2020

Even if you haven't been following the series it's worth a look.

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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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Taarna (2020): The Cosmic Gardener #1

Sep 1, 2021

Taarna: The Cosmic Gardener lives up to Heavy Metal's reputation"unique artwork and fascinating visuals, but very little else.

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1

Dec 16, 2020

By now you know the score with the Dark Multiverse"take a classic DC Comics story, change one thing about it that causes tragedy to unfold and watch as at least one hero turns evil while dozens more die gruesomely. That's all here in Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths, but if you're looking for a ground-shaking story like the original Crisis you best look elsewhere.

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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: 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 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 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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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 Kill Lock #6

Jul 29, 2020

Livio Ramondelli brings his brilliant miniseries The Kill Lock to a close with an outstanding final issue.

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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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The Shepard: The Path of Souls #1

Sep 8, 2021

The Shepherd: Path of Souls presents a fascinating concept"soldiers of different eras combatting their own trauma in the afterlife, and there are a couple of fun twists playing on the ideas of Biblical angels and purgatory. But it does get held back somewhat by an art style where nearly everyone's faces are similar (which makes it all the harder to determine who is speaking during combat scenes) and wave after wave of narration over-explaining what's happening.

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The Worst Dudes #1

Jun 2, 2021

The three protagonists are pretty insufferable, so if you like the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia approach then you might get a kick out of this.

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The Worst Dudes #2

Jul 7, 2021

If you get past the first page without wincing you're right at home.

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The Worst Dudes #3

Aug 4, 2021

The mid-2000s Adult Swim aesthetic was fine at first, but with The Worst Dudes #3 being so slow The Worst Dudes is really starting to become a grind.

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The Worst Dudes #4

Sep 1, 2021

The obnoxiousness of these characters isn't getting any less grating.

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The Worst Dudes #5

Oct 6, 2021

The Worst Dudes continues its Greek God Pantheon by way of Aqua Teen Hunger Force theme for its final issue.

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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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Transformers (2019): Halloween Special #1

Sep 29, 2021

The ultimate confrontation of the book feels like it was cut down due to time/space and, as a result, it feels like a few punches were pulled. But the final image is fantastic and it's a decent character piece for Starscream.

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U.S.Agent (2020) #1

Nov 4, 2020

While I hope Christopher Priest can find a way to dig through all the muck and what doesn't work about John Walker in order to rehabilitate him as a character worth exploring and understanding. However, I struggle to think it will happen in these five issue, or if Walker is even worth the effort.

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U.S.Agent (2020) #2

Dec 23, 2020

Still a mixed bag but a step up from issue #1.

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U.S.Agent (2020) #3

Feb 24, 2021

American Zealot continues its upward climb with issue #3 and there are still a few things weighing down what could otherwise be another great series.

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U.S.Agent (2020) #4

Mar 31, 2021

Why U.S.Agent continues to be told in such a deliberately obtuse way (constant flashbacks, multiple narrators) I'll never know.

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U.S.Agent (2020) #5

Apr 28, 2021

U.S.Agent's "American Zealot" ends as it began: Something of a mess.

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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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Vain (2020) #1

Oct 14, 2020

The elevator pitch for The Vain definitely had to be "1940's detective drama with vampires," but the book winds up having a bit of fun with that.

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Vain (2020) #2

Nov 12, 2020

Unfortunately, the book keeps yanking us away from the undead quartet every time things get interesting, just so the POV character can drone on in narration. It keeps stopping the issue from being so much more fun.

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Vain (2020) #3

Dec 16, 2020

The book's split focus wounds up bringing the whole thing down, as three issues in we still know very little about any of the five characters beyond the surface level.

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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 (2020) #13

Jun 23, 2021

Wolverine #13 is barely a Wolverine comic but does keep the story chugging along and gives Beast an interesting character beat.

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Wolverine (2020) #14

Jul 28, 2021

You've got a murder mystery, Wolverine is playing the detective In Madripoor alongside pirates jousting on speedboats. What's not to like?

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Wolverine (2020) #15

Aug 25, 2021

The latest issues gives a bit more information about Solem's backstory, but little else.

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Wolverine (2020) #16

Sep 29, 2021

Solem presents himself as an interesting potential foe for Wolverine and the rest of the X-Man, but a Deux Ex-Emma-Frost stops whatever threat he potentially poses dead in its tracks.

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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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WWE The New Day: Power of Positivity #1

Jul 7, 2021

It's worth a read whether you're a WWE fan or not.

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WWE The New Day: Power of Positivity #2

Aug 11, 2021

The New Day: Power of Positivity still has the heart of why the WWE trio is so successful. Unfortunately, the book decides to diverge even further away from what really happened when the group rose to prominence, and what they've swapped in is just goofy.

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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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Wynd (2020) #2

Jul 22, 2020

I distinctly remember writing 500+ words about how Wynd showed a ton of promise with its world-building and character interactions but was bogged down by a glacial pace for its first issue. The exact same thing can be said of issue #2.

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Wynd (2020) #3

Aug 26, 2020

After moving at a glacial pace with its first two issues, Wynd #3 finally kicks things up a notch.

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Wynd (2020) #4

Sep 23, 2020

Wynd's writing continues to improve as its story continues to ramp up. Keep reading.

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Wynd (2020) #5

Oct 28, 2020

Once again Tynion's strength comes from his dialogue, but the issue does have a few fist-pumping splash pages thrown in to shake things up this time.

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Wynd (2020) #6

May 5, 2021

The interactions between Wynd, Yorik, Oakley and Thorn are all still great and the Vampyrium look like a fun new cast of villains (I love how their somewhat modern technology instantly clashes with the fantasy setting despite being over-the-top vampires), but don't let your expectations run wild heading in.

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Wynd (2020) #7

Jun 9, 2021

We're definitely hitting that mid-Two Towers/most-of-Game of Thrones period where the main characters are all splintering off into groups heading in various directions. If you don't mind that storytelling structure this is a pretty fun read.

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Wynd (2020) #8

Jul 7, 2021

Wynd #8 turns out to be another lore-heavy issue, this time explaining the backstory behind the Faeries and Vampyres.

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Wynd (2020) #9

Aug 4, 2021

What starts off as a dialogue-heavy, character-driven issue turns into a blood-soaked disaster in its final few pages.

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Wynd (2020) #10

Sep 15, 2021

The arc's final fight isn't nearly as intense as Wynd's fight with the Bandaged Man (it's surprising just how easy the villains lose this time around), but it looks like the next arc will be more action-heavy and I'm all for it.

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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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