David Melton's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Rhymes With Geek, Coming Up Comics Reviews: 369
8.4Avg. Review Rating

6.0
'68: Rule of War #1

Apr 1, 2014

Declan's story was highly-entertaining. Wish the whole comic was about him. If they can round out the other characters in the next few issues, I can see this being a really fun read. At the moment what we have is a lot of action, a lot of blood, and a lot of zombies. It's what you'd expect from a story like this.

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7.5
13 Coins #1

Oct 21, 2014

An entertaining read with a great look. Excited to see where this title goes moving forward.

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8.0
A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1

Sep 23, 2014

I love Jay Savage's coloring in this issue. Muted, earth-tone colors that really bring the action and the story to the forefront by supporting the tone of the issue. Enhancing the artwork, it makes the panels look life-like as every page is a treat to look at.

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8.5
All-New Ghost Rider #1

Mar 27, 2014

Ghost Rider promises to be an action-packed, heart-felt story that hopefully doesn't race too quickly to the finish line. Take your time reading this, and even take it for a spin a second or third time. Everything is thrown at you pretty quick and it would be a shame to miss anything that's this debut!

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8.8
All-New Ghost Rider #3

May 14, 2014

I'm not entirely sold on the story just yet, but this taste of where it's heading proves to be interesting and I hope that it only gets stronger in the fourth issue. As of right now, I will guarantee that, after the first arc, this story will be one of the best comics out there. Everyone working on it is too talented for it to not be.

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8.0
All-New Ghost Rider #4

Jun 25, 2014

The first arc is nearing its end. The build up has reached an all-time high. I've caught myself on many occasions audibly cheering Robbie on to take out his foes. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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8.5
All-New Ghost Rider #5

Jul 30, 2014

A great ending to the first arc and I can't wait to see what's in store going forward.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1

Apr 30, 2014

Having something for every type of reader, this issue is a success and shows that Marvel is willing to do whatever it takes to please their fans.

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9.0
Ant-Man #1

Jan 7, 2015

Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas have a hit on their hands with this one, and rightfully so. An amazing beginning to this chapter.

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8.0
Ant-Man #2

Feb 4, 2015

I was just having a conversation this morning about how artwork really makes or breaks a title. The story can be great but if what I'm looking at isn't visually appealing I'm more apt to not return to the title. Fortunately for me, I love the artwork just as much as I love the dialogue. Rosanas and Boyd really answer the call with hilarious deadpans, facial reactions to the action that cause you to laugh out loud, and epic fight scenes that flow seamlessly. Everything is working on this title and you really should go and pick it up.

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8.5
Arkham Manor #1

Oct 22, 2014

Pick this title up. Not since Snyder and Capullo started their run have I been this excited for a Batman title with so much promise.

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7.5
Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1

Jul 15, 2014

I easily got lost in this issue. As a huge fan of The Evil Dead, I give this comic series a big thumbs up.

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8.0
Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #2

Aug 26, 2014

Go get this. I know it's a little iffy when you already love something and you don't want to see it ruined. You do not have to worry about with this title. It's just as fun as the movies; even more so in some parts.

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8.0
Avengers Undercover #5

Jun 11, 2014

You should give this series a chance. It's interesting, fun to read, exciting and smart.

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7.0
Bad Ass #3

Mar 18, 2014

Go out and get this series. It's a fun read and it's a piece you can just enjoy reading and not have to take any of it seriously. Just know that you'll start rooting for the bad guy.

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7.5
Big Trouble In Little China #1

Jun 3, 2014

Go get this. Even if you haven't watched the movie, like myself. It will make you laugh and offer a lot of entertainment, as well as making you want to go watch the cult film and see if it measures up to the comic. This comic is perfectly insane.

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8.0
Big Trouble In Little China #2

Jul 1, 2014

Can't wait to see how this first arc pans out. For now, I can't get enough of it.

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8.5
Big Trouble In Little China #3

Aug 5, 2014

BOOM! has a hit on their hands with this title, and it's only a matter of time before more people start finding out about it.

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9.0
Big Trouble In Little China #4

Sep 2, 2014

Powell and Churilla are continuously giving us issues that stand out for different reasons, but this has to be my favorite issue so far. A strong series that proves comedy and drama can live harmoniously on the same pages.

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9.5
Birthright #1

Oct 7, 2014

Make sure to get this title as soon as it comes out as I guarantee it will fly off the shelves. Be prepared to live out your childhood adventures and get ready to deal with the consequences.

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8.5
Birthright #2

Nov 4, 2014

Birthright has barely started its journey and it's already proving to be action-packed and told in an interesting way. Not to mention the gorgeous artwork from Andrei and Adriano. Williamson continues to create these iconic characters that readers can't get enough of; add Mikey to that list.

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9.0
Birthright #3

Dec 2, 2014

Fantastic reading. Brithright has found its footing and proves that it's ready to blow the doors down.

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8.0
Birthright #4

Jan 6, 2015

Love when I finish a comic and the only thing I can think about is wanting more. Williamson and Bressan definitely deliver that feeling with their final page as this story kicks it into high gear.

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8.0
Birthright #5

Feb 2, 2015

Birthright has proven in its first arc that it is more than just an action and adventure piece. It also deals with loss, second chances, ruined relationships, deceit, and redemption. If the creative team can keep the momentum going, this comic will surely rise to the top.

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9.0
Bitch Planet #3

Feb 17, 2015

Bitch Planet continues to be a superb comic with a strong message. Feel different? Feel like taking a stand? Feel like standing up and saying, “Hey, world. This is me. If you don't like it, screw you!” ? Then you've come to the right place because all of us are like that, and we're all here.

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8.0
Black Market #1

Jul 15, 2014

Santos's artwork is awesome. A noir, pulp feel that doesn't come off as tired. He breaks his panels up in such an interesting and inventivewaythat it turns a normal page into something you can't stop looking at. The final panel, mixed with the last bit of narration, was truly unsettling and, if you're not hooked by then, this series isn't for you.

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7.0
Black Market #2

Aug 19, 2014

All-in-all, this issue was fun to look at, but just felt like issue #1 all over again.

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9.5
Black Science #6

Apr 29, 2014

An emotional issue from start to finish, this is a perfect ending to the first arc and an incredible way of setting up the next.

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9.5
Black Science #8

Aug 26, 2014

With every turn of the page, you become more engrossed inthis story. Despite the shift in main characters, Remender and Scalera are making us care all over again, and doing it even more effectively.

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9.0
Black Science #9

Oct 7, 2014

Black Science continues to be one of the strongest stories on the shelf, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.

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9.0
Black Widow (2014) #9

Aug 6, 2014

Edmondson has taken this story from pure action to being a multi-layered adventure where all the lines are blurring. It seems like the closer Natasha comes to letting people in, the more dangerous things get for her. Chaos is proving to be a much more worthy foe than her previous battles as they are hacking into S.H.I.E.L.D with ease and without hesitation. Who are they? Who is in charge? Questions Natasha wants to get to the bottom of.

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9.5
Black Widow (2014) #10

Sep 3, 2014

If you're not reading this title, I can't stress enough how much you're missing out. It's wonderfully done and one of the best comics on the stand.

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9.0
Black Widow (2014) #11

Oct 1, 2014

Jump on this title immediately. Even if you're not a fan of Black Widow, you will be soon enough. Bad ass characters, explosions, thwarting the Avengers plans if they interfere with her own. What's not to love?

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9.0
Black Widow (2014) #12

Nov 19, 2014

Natasha's life is slowly unraveling. Where she usually has control of everything that's happening around her, we've seen her make a few mistakes, and now another problem has come knocking at her front door. With America questioning her motives, Natasha's list of allies are dwindling while her list of enemies is growing. The world is closing in around her and she just might crack if her happiness is taken away. It's going to be interesting to see what she does when she's the underdog. This issue proves that Edmondson and Noto are not afraid to to test her.

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9.0
Black Widow (2014) #13

Dec 17, 2014

This issue opens up with an incredible scene from her past, showing that Natasha does whatever she feels is right no matter how many lives are lost. A gorgeous splash page from Noto that combines the vastly different visuals of a beautiful Autumn day and a fierce explosion that leaves no survivors. These images are combined with Cowles' perfect placement of Edmondson's words, making sure each statement makes an impact, as Natasha defines what sociopathy is to herself, and wonders if she's still the same person.

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9.5
Black Widow (2014) #14

Jan 21, 2015

Go get this. Watch Natasha fight her way to what she wants. You won't regret jumping into this title.

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9.0
Black Widow (2014) #15

Feb 18, 2015

There are some titles that manage to slip through the fingers of readers. It's happened to me. I've missed out on something that I know I shouldn't have, wishing I could go back in time and follow it since the beginning. This is a series you do not want to be missing out on. One of the strongest titles Marvel has going right now.

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9.4
Bodies #1

Jul 30, 2014

A brilliant debut for this mini-series that I'm already impatiently waiting for more of.

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9.0
Bodies #2

Aug 27, 2014

Four artists. One writer. One body. 6-pages each. You have to respect what they're doing in such a short space. In two issues, and 12 pages for each story, Si and company have created a series that is doing in a short space what some comics can't do in an entire run.

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9.5
Bodies #3

Sep 24, 2014

A wonderful adventure into the brilliant and obscure. I love this title so much and I can't wait for the next installment.

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10
Bodies #4

Oct 22, 2014

There you have it. A ton of reasons for why this title should be in your pull box every month. You really are missing out on great storytelling if you're not reading this. Brilliant artists at work, and I wantsay to each of them, “Know you are loved”.

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10
Bodies #5

Nov 26, 2014

Now go buy this issue. What are you waiting for? Stop reading my ramblings and go read Si's.

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9.5
Bodies #6

Dec 24, 2014

Now comes the hard part. The time where I have to wait a month to get my hands on another issue; another clue as to what is happening. I'm all in. As you should be, too.

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9.0
Bodies #7

Jan 28, 2015

Bodies is a miniseries that will be talked about, and should be talked about, for years to come. It's stories and collaborations like these that keep Vertigo near the top of the list in my mind, and in my pull box. I will save the love I have for everyone involved until the final review, but what we are getting from these artists is mind-blowing. I couldn't be more thankful that I found this.

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10
Bodies #8

Feb 25, 2015

It is with a heavy heart I end my last review for this series. What a wonderful story, wonderful artwork, a wonderful experience.

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8.5
Burning Fields #1

Jan 20, 2015

Seven issues to go. The first one makes sure you're paying attention. I can't guess what's coming next.

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8.0
Burning Fields #2

Feb 17, 2015

A strong series that Moreci and Daniel are giving us. With Lorimer and Lafuente keeping the look dark and eerie, every issue is a treat.

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9.0
Butterfly #1

Sep 23, 2014

When reading the synopsis of this book, I was afraid I was going to get more of what has already been done with this genre, but Amel, Bennet and Fuso deliver a strong, fresh take on this story and I can't wait to read more of this title.

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9.0
Butterfly #2

Oct 21, 2014

We're moving closer to the final chapter as this exciting ride barrels forward to its conclusion.

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8.0
Butterfly #3

Nov 25, 2014

Bennett does an amazing job at progressing the story while also giving an intense look into these character's backgrounds. While you're catching up on what has happened over the years, you're also watching things play out in real time. The desired effect is reached as you're finding more and more reasons to root for some characters and not trust others. While they're being tracked down and running for their lives, this daughter/father team must deal with their own past and their own feelings so the tension is being built up from two different angles.

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9.0
Butterfly #4

Dec 23, 2014

Don't worry. You will get a glimpse of what made Nightingale so dangerous and how skills like the ones he possesses are put away but never forgotten.

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7.0
C.O.W.L. #1

May 27, 2014

I'm interested to see where this story goes; even though it covered a lot of ground in its first issue, it left a lot to be answered. I have read it a few times now and like it more and more each time through. This comic isn't going to come out and tell you what's going on; readers will have to do a little detective work and reading between the lines on their part, but I found that to be fun. I'm interested to see how the first arc unfolds and where Higgins and Siegel take these characters. Not what I was expecting, but that might be better.

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8.0
C.O.W.L. #2

Jun 24, 2014

You have to give Higgins and Siegel a lot of credit. They have taken the superhero story and turned it on its ear. These characters aren't just flying around and using their powers to stop crime (hell, some characters don't even have powers) but they are dealing with real struggles like their children not looking up to them, their wives wanting them to get legitimate police jobs, and whether or not you stay loyal or do what's best for yourself.Issue one left me feeling wanting more, and I got what I asked for with issue #2.

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8.0
C.O.W.L. #3

Jul 29, 2014

Getting stronger with every issue, C.O.W.L. is a political and emotional look at what it means to be a superhero. It demands you to check it out.

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8.5
C.O.W.L. #4

Aug 26, 2014

I'm sure C.O.W.L. issue #4 will sell out, much like the three that came before. And that's awesome. Keep showing these guys support. Prove to the publishers that a great storycan sell comics, too.

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9.0
C.O.W.L. #5

Sep 23, 2014

The C.O.W.L. TP drops next month and will be 9.99. Truly a steal for the first five issues.

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8.5
C.O.W.L. #6

Nov 25, 2014

Higgins and Siegel are giving us this amazing world they've created and they're allowing every reader to really stretch out and enjoy it. I think this will be a lot of people's favorite issue just based around the creativity of it and the fact that not one detail was spared in making it feel like a real account of a superhero's life.

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9.0
C.O.W.L. #7

Dec 23, 2014

Getting stronger with every installment, C.O.W.L. is a must-buy.

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9.0
C.O.W.L. #8

Feb 2, 2015

Playing out more like a cinematic experience than a reading one, C.O.W.L. is proving that you can create a world that others will want to play in.

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7.5
Cap'n Dinosaur One Shot #1

Jul 15, 2014

Another one-shot that I suggest you go pick up. Pretty soon you'll have a whole collection of Shaky Kane artwork and you'll be better for it.

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8.0
Casanova: Acedia #1

Jan 27, 2015

Don't miss out on what proves to be two strong stories living amongst each other in the pages of Casanova.

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9.0
Chew #41

Apr 29, 2014

You can tell that both Layman and Guillory enjoy making this comic and, in turn, it creates an exciting and enjoyable atmosphere for the reader.

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9.0
Chew/Revival #1

May 27, 2014

Overall, I am so happy this got done and I'm so happy it was done this well. Credit has to go to all four men as they seamlessly worked each others' feel and characters into their own versions and did so without missing a beat.

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8.0
Cluster #1

Feb 3, 2015

An enthralling science fiction story with a cast of characters that you will be happy to invite into your lives (and villains that are creepy and you'll want to fight).

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8.5
Copperhead #2

Oct 7, 2014

Deadwood in space. It's a perfect mixture of complex characters, wild imaginations, and great storytelling. Faerber and Godlewski have created a world that appears as if it's going to be a blast to live in for a while. Monsters, guns, drama, comedy. What more could you want in a story? The question now becomes, who is Ishmael?

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8.0
Criminal Special Edition (One-Shot) #1

Feb 24, 2015

A great one-shot that will nodoubt throw you into the same place I'm in: wanting to get all of the other issues immediately.

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8.5
Curb Stomp #1

Feb 24, 2015

Along with D4ve, Ferrier is creating interesting stories and finding great artists to bring his visions to life. This is the reason I read comics. I would write more but I'm going back for another reading. Do yourself the favor and pick this up on Wednesday.

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6.3
Cyclops (2014) #1

May 8, 2014

Not faulting the writing, or the artwork, this title just isn't for me so far so.

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8.0
D4VE (IDW) #1

Feb 24, 2015

Both creators fill these pages with comedy, drama, and the mundane stuff that makesup every day of our lives. D4ve should not be missed. I'm already wishing it was longer than five issues, but I can't wait to see what these guys have in store for this character.

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6.5
Daredevil (2014) #4

Jun 18, 2014

The artwork in this series is a joy to look at. Nothing mind blowing, but looks good. I wish they would focus more on Daredevil's capabilities but, at the moment, we are focusing on the minor characters that haven't offered much in terms of artistic creativity to this point. I'm a firm believer that good things come to those who wait, so I will see how this first story arc wraps up before making my decision, but it's starting to look more like a series I won't be following much longer.

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8.0
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1

Nov 25, 2014

Jump on this mini series to get a full appreciation for the movies that have been released and the stories that came before them.

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8.0
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #2

Dec 23, 2014

A story that we all know has a new face as these creators bridge the gap with a unique view of what happened between the films.

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9.0
Dead Letters #5

Oct 7, 2014

The saints are ruthless. They are terrifying. They're going to offer a whole lot of fun.

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10
Deadly Class #5

May 27, 2014

If you haven't been following Deadly Class, shame on you. Go get this right now. Now. Like" now.

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9.0
Deadly Class #6

Jun 24, 2014

Remender has delivered a story that is not only funny and fun to read, but it also packs a strong message about one person's journey to findwhat they're made of. Showing that running from your past can be far more damaging than facing the facts, Deadly class is a smart story as well as an enjoyable one. The first three pages are some of the most exciting pages to look at and read. A huge hole is left while this series is on break and I'm already looking forward to issue #7.

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9.5
Deadly Class #7

Sep 16, 2014

Not only are we getting a strong story with interesting, dangerous, and exciting characters, we're also getting a closer look at the things we all deal with yet don't vocalize. This book reads like an exaggerated story one might tell at a party, but with the grittiness and honesty of real life. You get so caught up in the action, the intrigue of it all, and you almost miss out on how down-to-earth this story really is; the realistic problems these kids deal with (along with problems not a lot of us have or would want). Remender and Craig continue to build upon the strength of their first arc and constantly bring love and hard work to this story as it moves forward.

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10
Deadly Class #8

Oct 14, 2014

Murder, mayhem, revenge, and fear. It's all packed in between these pages as the panels in this issue seem to come alive and make sure you're completely invested in the story. Didn't think things could get worse? Me neither, but I feel we're about to find out just how much trouble Marcus is really in. Anyone missing out on this title should be kicking themselves.

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10
Deadly Class #10

Jan 6, 2015

Teenage drama at its most exaggerated. How could you not have fun?

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10
Deadly Class #11

Feb 16, 2015

Honestly, this comic is perfect on every level. These guys deserve awards, readers, praise, etc. We're eleven issue in and they have given us gold every time. There is a two month hiatus as Deadly Class takes a break until April, and Remender makes sure to leave you on quite the cliffhanger.

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7.0
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1

May 14, 2014

If you're a fan of Shang-Chi, this is a great continuation of his story. If you haven't been a fan, there is a lot of reading to catch up on, but you're still able to pick this up and work your way through it. Did I mention it's fast-paced. A fun read that you should check out, if for nothing else than to enjoy the action scenes.

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8.0
Deadpool (2012) #29

May 28, 2014

A fun read that's enjoying a successful run and doesn't show any signs of letting up.

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8.5
Deadpool (2012) #30

Jun 11, 2014

The artwork and coloring by John Lucas and Val Staples is spot-on. If it slacked off in the slightest, this series just wouldn't be as fun to read as it is. Mixing cartoony characterizations and graphic violence seamlessly, this series is strong from every standpoint and begs to be read.

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8.5
Deadpool (2012) #31

Jul 10, 2014

Another strong series under the Deadpool name that proves everything is coming to a head soon, and it's not going to be pretty, but it will be funny.

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8.0
Deep State #1

Nov 11, 2014

This journey will be exciting as Jordan has created a story that allows these creators to move around freely in and inspect every shadow in our nation's history.

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7.5
Divinity #1

Feb 10, 2015

The artwork in this book is gorgeous. When you allow someone as talented as this group to play around in outer space and changing the rules of reality, you end up with some fantastic panels. It's also a glimpse into what Abram is now capable of.

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5.5
Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult #1

May 27, 2014

I wish I could get excited and be entertained by these comics. Unfortunately all they've made me want to do is pick up the old issues they're trying to bring back to life.

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8.0
Dream Police #1

Apr 29, 2014

This comic is worth following. Where they can go with it is completely open and I for one can't wait to see what they come up with.

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9.0
Dream Police #2

Jun 3, 2014

An all-around perfect series so far and one that should be enjoyed by everybody.

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7.0
Dream Police #3

Jun 24, 2014

I still love this series. It's not like I will stop following it now. This issue just didn't do anything for me and I hope they work on the “solving problems so quickly” issue.

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8.5
Drifter #1

Nov 11, 2014

Read this issue twice. The first time through you'll be getting yourself acclimated with the surroundings, the characters, and the story. The second time through, you'll be able to enjoy the comic much more because it won't be as much to take in and you will find things you may have missed or misread at first. I can't wait to find out more about Abram as he is a complex character with a past that he seems to be running from, or at least conceding to. Readers will be dying to figure out what it is he has done and why he thinks death is a fair trade.

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8.0
Drifter #2

Dec 16, 2014

No matter what's really happening, Drifter is a comic that reads great and looks fantastic. Truly an amazing journey that these two creators are taking us on. This character of Pollux is so complex, so human, and it's going to be a blast removing the layers that Brandon and Klein have created.

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9.0
Drifter #3

Jan 20, 2015

Strong from start to finish, this series is doing everything right and the readers benefit.

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8.5
Drifter #4

Feb 16, 2015

A great story. A great setting. Drifter should be on everyone's pull list at this point. It's truly a comic that stands out among the rest.

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8.5
Ei8ht #1

Feb 16, 2015

Colorful characters, gorgeous backdrops, strong writing, what's not to love about this series already? Strap in for a wild ride. I guarantee Ei8ht will fly off the shelves.

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9.0
Elektra (2014) #3

Jun 18, 2014

A strong series that is getting darker and better with every turned page. I'm so excited for this series and Blackman and Del Mundo couldn't be living up to my expectations any better.

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8.0
Eternal #1

Dec 9, 2014

The only thing I could find a problem with is it's such a large story to tell in only 4 issues so the story, at times, is rushed, but Harms and team do a great job at delivering the necessary information while progressing the action of the story.

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7.5
Feathers #1

Jan 6, 2015

A safe for all ages read that will grab your attention for all the right reasons. Corona tackles every job on this book and does it to perfection. Being in control of both writing and art, Corona is able to transport us into this world he has created, and entertain us with his imagination.

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9.0
Flash Gordon #2

May 20, 2014

I'm so sorry if you didn't pick this up when it came out, but head to your LCBS and get issue #1 and #2 and start following this. I'm more than happy to have added it to my collection.

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8.0
Flash Gordon #3

Jun 24, 2014

With great writing and artwork, this series should be near the top of everyone's list. I haven't had this much fun reading a superhero story since Hawkeye.

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8.0
Flash Gordon #4

Aug 5, 2014

Jump on this title now. You won't be disappointed.

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8.0
Flash Gordon #5

Aug 26, 2014

What a great way to start the second arc. It's a complex issue that gives fans the opportunity to dive into the science fiction themes of the story while also getting the comedy they have loved getting from this series since the beginning. Parker and team are finding new ways to keep this series interesting while also making it fun for their audience. With so many emotional changes in tone, Flash Gordonis continuously finding new ways to keep its readers on their toes. One thing is for sure: this series is a lot of fun.

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8.5
Flash Gordon #6

Oct 14, 2014

At the end of this issue, we get a glimpse of what Mongo is going through and how he plans to work his way through it. Throughout the story we see that there is no shortage of the ruthlessness he reigns with. Even his own men aren't safe when he's around.

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9.0
Genesis One-Shot #1

Apr 21, 2014

With a story as philosophical as this, the art has to compliment it and be just as complex and I feel that it definitely is. Do yourself the favor and take a chance at picking this up. You won't regret it. I know I don't.

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8.0
Genius #1

Aug 5, 2014

All-in-all, it's a captivating story that, moving forward, will prove to be a big hit.

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8.0
Ghosted #11

Jul 8, 2014

Ghosted brilliantly interchanges between comedy and horror, and issue eleven is a perfect addition to this series.

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8.5
Ghosted #12

Aug 12, 2014

I'm glad this title is back as it keeps finding new ways to reinvent itself while studying every aspect of the paranormal.

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8.5
Goners #1

Oct 21, 2014

The best thing about this comic is, as you're reading, you can tell how much fun these two creators are having, and they quickly include you in on the party. Semahn has promised that the story gets far crazier after this point and, after you read it, you'll be excited to see where they'll go with it.

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8.0
Goners #2

Nov 18, 2014

If they make it out of this house alive, it will be interesting to see where this story goes. For right now, however, I'm really enjoying the mayhem.

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6.5
Graveyard Shift #1

Dec 23, 2014

Only time will tell how this series will end up. While it will definitely appeal to certain audiences (especially those still into the whole vampire lore) it unfortunately didn't strike a chord with me.

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8.0
Grayson #1

Jul 9, 2014

A strong start to what I hope is the beginning of a great relationship between myself and Grayson. I finally can say I'm a fan and I owe that to the work of the people who made this comic.

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8.0
Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

Nov 11, 2014

This book has the look and feel of Wraith by Joe Hill and C.P. Wilson III. Being a huge fan of that book, it's no surprise I love this one. If you were a fan of it, too, or just a fun of fun horror, you should go out and pick this up. You won't be disappointed.

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9.0
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #18

Mar 28, 2014

A fun read, a hilarious read, and a terrifying read all in one. It stands alone as it's own story, yet also helps to set up the next chapter of Clint Barton's. I'm extremely impressed how with every passing issue, Kate Bishop is being made into a strong, stand alone character. Go get this from a local comic shop today.

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7.5
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #1

Dec 2, 2014

Since most of us were too young to jump on this title when it first came out, don't make the same mistake twice and pick this up on Wednesday. The ending is unconventional, but this issue perfectly sets up what we should be in store for for the rest of the run.

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8.0
Hexed (2014) #1

Aug 12, 2014

I'm excited for what BOOM! is doing. They're constantly delivering interesting, fun comics that take a risk story-wise but always seem to deliver.

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9.0
High Crimes #8

Nov 11, 2014

Head over to Monkeybrain and pick this title up. You will not be disappointed. An amazing story with breathtaking artwork that should be in everyone's collection.

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9.0
High Crimes #9

Jan 29, 2015

More than just an action-packed crime story, High Crimes mixes reality, honesty, regrets, and redemption into a story that will take you places you weren't expecting. It delivers an honest message with authentic characters that you forget aren't real people while you're reading this comic. Paired with Moustafa's artwork, High Crimes is quietly doing what a lot of comics hope to achieve: entertaining their audience while giving them something to think about.

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7.3
Hulk (2014) #1

Apr 21, 2014

I'm excited to follow this series and see what Waid has in store for me. I wouldn't want to miss out on how Banner recovers and, ultimately, gets his revenge.

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7.8
Hulk (2014) #2

Apr 30, 2014

Bagley, Hennessy, and Keith all bring this story to life with detailed drawings and colors that pop. Their rendition of Hulk as Abomination is startling and all together creative; making him look similar enough to be recognizable but evil enough to tell the difference. Can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

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8.0
Hulk (2014) #3

May 21, 2014

I'm interested to see where this all goes and I'm excited about the possibilities.

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7.0
Hulk (2014) #4

Jun 11, 2014

Hopefully this series pays off in the next issue. It has the promise, just hasn't been fully delivered yet.

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8.0
Imaginary Drugs #1

Jan 20, 2015

What are you waiting for? Go out and get this book tomorrow. You won't regret it.

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8.0
Inhuman #2

May 28, 2014

I saw in other reviews when issue #1 was released that Matt Fraction walked away from the project. As far as I've heard,that's not the case and Fraction was excited to explore this world. Just wanted to get that out there. That being said, what we are getting from Soule is strong writing and a fascinating story.

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9.0
Intersect #1

Nov 18, 2014

Intersect is vastly different than anything you've read before. Completely breaking away from traditional comics, Fawkes shows you what is capable in this medium. It's stories like these that pave the way for other original stories and ideas to follow.

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9.5
Intersect #2

Dec 16, 2014

This title truly proves that you can do anything in comics. Groundbreaking, intelligent, creative, everything I've ever wanted in a story.

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10
Intersect #3

Jan 20, 2015

Keep going forward. Hope you reach whatever is supposed to resemble the finish line. Trapped in a hellish Rubik's Cube, Jason, Allison, and The Kid are just trying to find a reason toall of it.

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9.0
Intersect #4

Feb 23, 2015

Brilliantly executed, this title is magnificent in ways I didn't even know were possible.

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9.0
Itty Bitty Bunnies In Rainbow Pixie Candy Land: Save X-Mas #1

Sep 16, 2014

Run out to your LCS and pick this title up.You won't be let down.

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7.5
Itty Bitty Bunnies: Cock Fight #1

Dec 9, 2014

Rankine has hisfinger on the pulse of what's funny; balancing the line of obscene and coming out on top.

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6.0
Joe Frankenstein #1

Feb 24, 2015

I'm going to read the second issue to see where things go after this, but for 3.99 I'm not sure this story is worth the cover price.

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7.5
Legendary Star-Lord #1

Jul 2, 2014

Nothing groundbreaking about this series but its an enjoyable read that I recommend giving a try.

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7.5
Letter 44 #7

Jun 25, 2014

I'm not entirely sure what they're reasons were to give the backstory of these characters, but one has to assume it will play into something bigger later down the road.

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8.5
Low #1

Jul 29, 2014

Despite being a sci-fi story that promises a lot of action, it's the characters that get you invested in Low. With the sun's radiation swallowing up civilization being a thing that could legitimately happen, and in the near future, Low is an unsettling depiction of what life would be like, yet you can't help wanting to read on.

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9.5
Low #3

Sep 23, 2014

A strong series that shows no signs of letting up.

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8.8
Madame Frankenstein #1

May 1, 2014

Don't sleep on this title. You will end up regretting it. I wish I could tell you more about it without ruining the fun, but just know that Madame Frankenstein is a comic you should pre-order now.

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9.0
Madame Frankenstein #4

Aug 5, 2014

Truly a dynamic story, Madame Frankenstein strips away all of the distractions and just gives you a strong telling of a new take on an old story.

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8.5
Madame Frankenstein #5

Sep 2, 2014

If you're a fan of great storytelling and wonderful artwork that will transport you back in time you must go get this.

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10
Madame Frankenstein #6

Sep 30, 2014

Two issues left. Two issues until this story is complete. Despite having the single issues, I cannot wait to get this in a collected volume. Being caught up on a series like this is awesome and terrible because waiting is that much harder.

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10
Madame Frankenstein #7

Nov 4, 2014

Enjoy this issue. Then re-read it and turn someone else onto it. When you get something this good, it's only right that you let others in on the fun.

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9.0
Magneto (2014) #3

May 7, 2014

If you haven't been following this series, you've been doing yourself a disservice. With every issue, the story, as well as the title character, gets stronger. It has everything a reader could want: strong story telling, artwork that's fun to look at, and violence. Since it's only in issue three, go to your LCBS and pick up these issues. Follow along. Enjoy it as much as I do.

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9.0
Magneto (2014) #5

Jun 4, 2014

Gabriel Hernandez Walta's art is nothing short of gorgeous. To be able to draw Magneto shopping for groceries and make it justas compelling to look at as the full page spreads of his past mayhem is atruly art. You add Jordie Bellaire's talent for coloring on top of that and what you have is an issue that subtly changes moods while offering readers the same strong story that they have loved so far. Last but not least is the lettering by VC'S Cory Petit that quietly enhances each page and knows when to break up sentences to make them stronger. It's just another facet that goes into this comic that makes it one I'm always looking forward to.

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9.0
Magneto (2014) #9

Sep 11, 2014

It should be interesting to see how this situation unfolds, and how Magneto plans on getting out of it; if in fact he does have a plan for this one.

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9.0
Masterplasty One-Shot #1

Sep 30, 2014

You will have a blast reading this one-shot. James Harvey has made himself a fan for life as now I must go pick up everything he's ever done.

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9.0
Memetic #1

Oct 21, 2014

While reading this issue, see if you can spot “The Woods” references.

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8.0
Memetic #2

Nov 25, 2014

Eryk Donovan is a fantastic artist that keeps raising the stakes. A beautiful splash page near the end had me holding my breath as I looked at it. You get the same rush as the character being depicted does and it caused me to completely stop in my tracks. It's the best kind of art that makes you feel, causes you to relate, and Tynion and Donovan are doing a great job at that.

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10
Memetic #3

Dec 23, 2014

We finally see who is behind all of this, how insane he is, and see all of his reasons for what he has done. Aaron searches for a person who is just as much trouble as he is, and ultimately finds that he isn't alone anymore. It's the exciting conclusion of what has been a great story and amazing artwork.

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8.5
MPH #2

Jun 17, 2014

If you had any reservations about this comic, throw those out the window. This comic will make you think, make you feel, and make you happy.

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9.5
Ms. Marvel (2014) #5

Jun 25, 2014

This story needs to be read. It's a powerful statement on community and understanding. I hope, for your sake, you're reading this.

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9.5
Ms. Marvel (2014) #6

Jul 16, 2014

If you're not reading this series, shake whatever preconceived ideas you have about it off and start enjoying one of the strongest comics on the market.

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7.5
Nailbiter #1

May 5, 2014

Any story about a serial killer is interesting to me. Like Raleigh Woods, the owner of the serial killer shop, says, "There are a lot of sick freaks who would pay to be close to evil." As of right now, I'll keep paying to see how this story unfolds.

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8.0
Nailbiter #3

Jul 1, 2014

Is Carroll still alive? Could he be the killer? Who will be the next victim? These are a few of the questions you will be left with after finishing this enjoyable third issue in what has been a strong series.

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8.5
Nailbiter #4

Aug 5, 2014

I would tell you to go get this, but Nailbiter is doing very well. If you aren't on board already, go get the first three issues, or wait until the TPB comes out to catch up on everyone's new favorite serial killer.

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8.5
Nailbiter #5

Sep 2, 2014

Nailbiter offers you a fast-paced, thrilling storyline that is accompanied by artwork that will stick with you long after you close the book. If you are a fan of horror, or shows like Hannibal, or just a creative idea that's guaranteed to entertain, you must go pick this series up now.

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9.0
Nailbiter #6

Sep 30, 2014

As good as the first arc was, this is my favorite issue so far and it will no doubt bring new readers on board. Keep your eye out for the first trade that drops this Wednesday as well and tell your LCS that you want it on your pull list. Make sure to read everything in this issue as we get a teaser of Warren at home, and the awesome news that Bendis is guest starring on the next issue.

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9.0
Nailbiter #7

Nov 4, 2014

As if we weren't already enjoying this story, Williamson and company up their game yet again and deliver a must-read issue.

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8.0
Nailbiter #8

Dec 2, 2014

I appreciate so much what Henderson and Guzowski are doing on this title. Brilliant splash pages, effective us of wide shots and silhouettes, and imagery that stays with you long after you stop reading. They are keeping this book looking as good as it does and add to the overall terror of the story.

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9.0
Nailbiter #9

Jan 6, 2015

Things are adding up. Clues are being left. We're getting closer to answers. Are we ready for them yet?

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8.0
Nailbiter #10

Feb 3, 2015

Next month is the Hack/Slash and Nailbiter crossover for a little background, but then it's time to pick up where the cliffhanger this issue leaves you on.

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7.5
Neverboy #1

Mar 2, 2015

Neverboy doesn't try to be too much, and it doesn't have to. An enjoyable journey into another world that blends seamlessly with our own that is sure to excite readers.

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9.0
October Faction #1

Oct 7, 2014

October Faction is as dark as it is fun. A perfect title to drop just before Halloween.

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8.0
October Faction #2

Nov 11, 2014

I love when these guys work together. The writing is always brilliant and hits you in the face and Worm's artwork continues to be some of the most original stuff out there today. The mood this series carries is one that never fails to entertain and enthrall. Pick this up immediately.

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8.5
October Faction #3

Dec 9, 2014

IDW makes it a point to tell interesting storieswith exciting artwork. Add October Faction to the list.

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9.0
October Faction #4

Jan 20, 2015

Strong writing and gorgeous artwork. What more could you want from a series? If it isn't enough, Niles and Worm make sure this book is also a blast to read. You'll be hard-pressed to have as much fun elsewhere.

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8.0
Oddly Normal #1

Sep 16, 2014

Proving there doesn't always have to be violence or mature themes to the story, Frampton shows us a world built on imagination and comedy that is sure to delight anyone who reads it. A coming of age story with a twist.

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8.0
Original Sin #0

Apr 24, 2014

Go out right now and start this great mini-series by Marvel. What I thought would just be a marketing ploy is something much greater, and well worth your time.

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9.0
Original Sin #2

May 21, 2014

Go get this. It is not a marketing ploy. It is not a throw-away title. Original Sin has proven it's a mini-series that should be paid attention to.

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9.5
Original Sin #3

Jun 4, 2014

I can't stress enough how great Original Sin is. With the way it's building, it's only going to get better.

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7.0
Original Sin #4

Jun 18, 2014

I just want to get all of the issues out at one time so I can stop wondering, but I guess that is also part of the fun.

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8.0
Original Sin #5

Jul 2, 2014

Like I said, three more issues left and a lot of questions still needing to be answered. For now though, this was a fun break in everything else that's been happening.

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7.0
Original Sin #6

Jul 16, 2014

But, back to the issue at hand, no answers. Just more confusion. It's draining, but I'm sticking this series out because I know it will pay off. And, honestly, the questions not being answered is my only complaint. Everything else about this series is top-notch. From the writing, to the artwork, to the coloring by Frank Martin and the lettering by Chris Eliopoulos. My patience is running thin, but that is not their fault. I don't work at Marvel so I don't know what the endgame is. I really want to though.

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6.5
Original Sin #7

Aug 13, 2014

There is one more issue left. I'm hoping it ends on a high note. I believe it will. The people on this title are so extremely talented and I just want to know where I went wrong in thinking this was going to be completely different.

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7.0
Original Sin #8

Sep 3, 2014

We find out who killed The Watcher, and we see how the characters will progress moving forward. I enjoyed that this issue didn't have as many unanswered questions, but it did still leave some things to be discovered later. You're not going to get a tightly wrapped package with this series, but you will learn a few things as light is shed on Fury's past and why he does the things he does. This title hascast a shadow of doubt on every Marvel superhero going forward and could play out to be very interesting in future series.

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9.0
Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #1

Jun 25, 2014

$2.99 for a 64-page original story. Almost unheard of these days. This story is worth every penny.

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9.5
Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #4

Sep 24, 2014

This series is constantly selling out and going back for multiple prints of past issues, so I know I don't have to convince too many of you to jump on board. If you're not, however, lucky enough to already be reading this title, do so immediately. It's creative, compelling, terrifying, and smart. It's downright Lynchian and I can't recommend a newer title more than this one.

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10
Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #5

Nov 12, 2014

The moment you pick this book up, it will have you in its grasp and won't let go until it's done with you. When it's finally over and it thrusts you back into reality, you beg for it to take hold of you again.

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8.0
Pirate Eye: Exiled From Exile #1

Feb 17, 2015

Yonder's artwork is perfect for this story. Keeping it dark and, at the same time, light. Just from the looks of the characters you know immediately who you'll be rooting for and who you'll be rooting against. Instead of trying to mesmerize with over-detailing, Yonder keeps the look simple while using interesting techniques to get the most out of certain situations.

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6.5
POP #1

Aug 26, 2014

The cover is fantastic. It's what initially made me want to check this comic out. Unfortunately, that's where my interest stopped. I do, however, want to give Dark Horse credit for taking a chance on an edgy comic. It's nice to see that creators are being left to their own devices. Hopefully next time it pays off for the reader.

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7.5
Postal #1

Feb 2, 2015

Pick this title up as it promises a lot of mystery, action, and strong characters.

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9.0
Punks: The Comic #1

Oct 7, 2014

Despite being completely ridiculous and a lot of fun, Punks is, above all, smart. A triumphant and hilarious return that will leave readers dying for the next issue.

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9.0
Punks: The Comic #2

Nov 4, 2014

If you liked issue one, you will love issue two. Fialkov and Chamberlain have created despicable characters that you can't help but love and we're frothing at the mouth to get more of this craziness. I found my new favorite thing to say to someone who angers me : “Go. Be. Homeless!”

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8.5
Punks: The Comic #3

Dec 9, 2014

If you're not reading this, you're making a huge mistake. No rules and all madness, Punks invites everyone to join in on the fun as long as they promise to not get offended.

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8.0
Punks: The Comic #4

Jan 27, 2015

Multiple vignettes that make up a whole lot of fun, Punks continues to entertain. Four issues in and the enjoyment I get out of it is constantly increasing. Hate rules? Than you will love Punks.

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8.0
Rasputin #1

Oct 28, 2014

From the opening scene, you will be captivated by this story and its central character that is one of the most interesting people in all of history.

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7.0
Rasputin #2

Nov 25, 2014

What we are seeing is that Rasputin will takes its time telling us its story and, because of that, some issues might fall a little shorter than the others. I feel that once the stories are all collected they will compliment each other wonderfully, but that means we will get chapters that don't give us too much to get excited about.

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8.0
Rasputin #3

Dec 23, 2014

The mythology and fantasy in this story really help to fully round out the narrative and as soon as I finished it I wanted to start the ride all over again.

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7.5
Rasputin #4

Jan 27, 2015

All-in-all, Rasputin has been an enjoyable ride. I'm interested to see how this first arc wraps up and how these characters get fleshed out more.

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6.5
Rat God #1

Feb 2, 2015

I guess I would describe it this way: if I stumbled upon it at a friend's house, I would think it was a cool book but it wouldn't stick with me after I put it down.

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9.5
Rat Queens #7

Jul 15, 2014

Kurtis and Roc continue to create this epic comic series that I honestly hope never ends. I know it will, but I don't want to think about that.

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9.0
Rat Queens #8

Sep 30, 2014

I love this series. I love the characters. I love the humor. I love the world. It's all the best versions of our world and theirs beautifully blended together. Wiebe and Upchurch have created this “All are welcome” environment and we are allowed to play in it for as long as we can. As you're reading this story you feel transported to another place that is not only safe but a blast to experience. On top of that, the characters in this series are among the strongest I've read or seen in any medium. If you're not reading this yet,shame on you.

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8.5
Rat Queens: Braga #1

Jan 13, 2015

Another fantastic chapter to add to this already beloved title. A world where no one is a background character as their story is just as important as the next.

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6.0
Real Heroes #1

Mar 25, 2014

I give everything a couple of chances before I make up my mind on it, but so far not impressed with the first taste I got of this story. They can flesh the characters out more, make them likable and make this superhero scenario fun down the line, but it will be hard to get me into it after doing nothing to make me feel for the characters or even relate to them on any level.

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6.0
Red City #1

Jun 10, 2014

I really hope they can smooth things out and deliver a second issue that will do what the first tried to yet failed at doing. Every story has its crowd, at the moment this crowd doesn't involve me.

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8.0
Revival #20

May 6, 2014

Tim Seeley's writing never ceases to impress. Twenty issues in and we're still learning about these characters that we already love. Revival is truly a story that never lets its readers down and, instead, keeps coming up with new surprises for them to deal with. On top of all that, Mike Norton's art is fantastic. Being able to balance drawing a fun scene on one page that will have you laughing, and the very next beinga grotesque action scene that will cause you to gasp, truly takes an artistic talent and he does it without missing a beat. Jenny Frison's cover on this issue is equally hilarious and could easily be framed and hung on a wall. If you haven't gotten into this series at this point, I implore you to do so immediately. You shouldn't be missing out on what is one of the more original comics around.

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8.0
Revival #21

Jun 24, 2014

Seeley and Norton are an unstoppable team as Revival keeps getting stronger from issue-to-issue.

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8.0
Revival #22

Jul 23, 2014

Most horror genre-themed entertainment relies on loud noises piercing through the quiet, or an attacker jumping into frame from somewhere unexpected. Revival is doing it with great storytelling that builds the tension, and great art that surprises you on every turn of the page.

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6.5
Reyn #1

Jan 20, 2015

This issue ended pretty abruptly so it remains to be seen if this story can hold more weight, but from what I was given there just wasn't anything making me want to come back.

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6.5
Reyn #2

Feb 17, 2015

It just sucks for me that, at the moment, I'm hoping Reyn is removed from the picture, but having his name as the title of the seriesdoesn't seem to hint that that could actually happen.

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8.0
RoboChuck #3

Aug 20, 2014

I can't stress enough how much fun this series was. It's only 2.99 and you get original content and support an artist that is working tirelessly to entertain you, and succeeding greatly. What are you waiting for? Click on the link above and get to reading. I guarantee this will quickly become a favorite of yours.

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8.5
Robocop (2014) #1

Jul 2, 2014

Gritty, honest with the material, and interesting, this comic is a must-read. Awesome from the first page to the last. Don't worry: it opens up with everyone's favorite quote, "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

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9.0
Robocop (2014) #2

Aug 6, 2014

What are you waiting for? Go get this. I understand being hesitant to pick up a title based off of a movie that came out before a lot of you were born. Even fans of the original movie will be hesitant and I get that, too. Honestly though, whether you're a fan of the original film, or a fan of a fun comic, this one is definitely for you.

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8.5
Robocop (2014) #3

Sep 2, 2014

The end of this issue proves the problems have only started and it will be fun to watch Killian try to complete his master plan, and even more fun to see how Murphy stops it.

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8.5
Robocop (2014) #4

Sep 30, 2014

I've said it before, and I'll say it again (right now, actually), this series is the best version of Robocop since the first movie. It stays true to the story, the characters, and the fans of the original. A lot of fun to read.

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9.5
Robocop (2014) #5

Nov 4, 2014

Robocop continues to impress and keeps getting better with every passing issue. This first arc is truly blowing me away and has me excited to see what's coming next.

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8.5
Robocop (2014) #7

Jan 6, 2015

Thrilling, action-packed, a villain who is as smart as the good guys; this series has it all. With brilliant artwork from Magno and Louise, this title looks as good as it reads. Robocop is quickly becoming one of my favorite books and one that everyone should try out.

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9.5
Roche Limit #1

Sep 23, 2014

A strong beginning to a series that perfectly blends vastly different genres to create something much more exciting.

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9.0
Roche Limit #2

Oct 28, 2014

As you're reading this story, the narrative and artwork are so spot-on that you truly feel like you're being transported to another place. That feeling you get when leaping from a great height, that pull in your chest as the rush of adrenaline hits you, that's what I experience while in this book.

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8.0
Rocket Raccoon #1

Jul 2, 2014

Overall, a strong debut that lives up to the hype.

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8.5
Rocket Raccoon #2

Aug 6, 2014

Can't wait to see where this goes, but I know I'll be enjoying it no matter what.

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8.0
Rocket Raccoon #3

Sep 3, 2014

Three issues in and I'm hooked. Should be exciting to see how this all plays out, but Skottie Young is doing a great job so far.

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8.0
Rot & Ruin #1

Sep 9, 2014

With the jumbo jet being their ultimate destination, Rot & Ruin promises to keep its readers entertained until they find it. I already have a bad feeling it's not what they want it to be, but time will tell. So far this is a great addition to the zombie world that was on the verge of getting stale.

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7.8
Rumble #1

Dec 16, 2014

I can't wait until the smoke of the city clears and we begin to find out more about these characters. Should be a fun ride no matter what.

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8.0
Rumble #2

Jan 20, 2015

As soon as an issue ends you want to pick the next one up immediately and it's such an awesome feeling to have as a reader. Rumble is what I look for in a story: interesting characters, subtle humor that doesn't overstay its welcome, crazy characters that you won't see anywhere else, and gorgeous artwork.

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9.0
Rumble #3

Feb 17, 2015

I will follow this series all the way to the end as every issue gets better than the last.

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10
Saga #23

Sep 24, 2014

What is there to say about Fiona's artwork that hasn't been said already? It's fantastic. Mesmerizing. Haunting. She's winning Eisners for it so you shouldn't need to look here in order to recognize what she's doing. We will continue to appreciate it and obsess over it and scratch our heads at how a series like this is still being sold for under 3 dollars.

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10
Saga #24

Oct 29, 2014

Though it says goodbye for now, Saga will remain with you until the next issue.

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8.5
Satellite Sam #8

May 6, 2014

If you're a fan of Fraction's, know that this is a different series than anything else he's done, but one that I will proudly add to my collection with the rest of them.

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9.0
Satellite Sam #9

Jul 3, 2014

According to Fraction, we have not reached the full insanity of this series and I cannot wait to see what is next as Satellite Sam enters its final arc.

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9.0
Satellite Sam #11

Feb 10, 2015

A strong title that I'm sad to see coming to an end, but one that will surely go out on top of its game.

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8.3
Secret Avengers (2014) #3

May 15, 2014

A fun series to read. You should definitely be paying attention.

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8.0
Secret Avengers (2014) #4

Jun 11, 2014

Marvel has a real winner with this series that continues to suck readers in. The last panel of this issue raises new questions, and yet another mystery for the team to get to the bottom of.

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6.5
Secret Identities #1

Feb 17, 2015

Just from the dialogue and artwork, you can tell this series wants to be interesting as well as light and fun, unfortunately this first issue is too convoluted as it tries to bring you up to speed.

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8.5
Sex Criminals #5

Mar 19, 2014

Go get this comic immediately. If you haven't read the first four issues yet, go to your LCS and pick them up. Unfortunately, Sex Criminals is going on a break until June. Fortunately for those behind in the series, this gives you time to catch up by either ordering the back issues or waiting until the trade comes out. When reading this, do not do yourself the disservice of skipping the fan appreciation and feedback page. A hilarious bonus in this comic and one you will get much enjoyment out of.

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10
Sex Criminals #8

Oct 8, 2014

So much is at play in this issue as Matt and Chip continually build upon this world that once seemed wacky and is now all too real. Don't worry: the laughs are still there. And remember, we don't know how Sexual Gary feels about drugs, but he definitely says “No” to AIDS.

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8.0
Shadow Show #1

Nov 25, 2014

Next month's installment will feature the short story from Neil Gaiman. Start collecting now as this is a series you're going to want every issue of.

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8.0
Shaft #1

Dec 2, 2014

A cool-as-hell character, a dangerous background for the story, crime, murder, danger. What's not to like about this title?

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8.5
Shaft #2

Jan 6, 2015

Love the final panel of this issue. Evely delivers a shocking final scene that will have you dying to see what happens next. Evely's artwork looks vintage and new at the same time. It's hard to explain, but it's wonderful to look at. Her style, along Walker's ability to not sugarcoat any of the story and deliver a gritty and exciting comic, is what will make me keep coming back for more. I'm sure a lot of people didn't pick this up because they had never seen the movies, but you don't have to in order to enjoy this series. This is Walker's rendition of the well-known story, and it's fantastic.

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9.0
Shutter #2

May 13, 2014

To accompany the strong writing, Leila Del Duca's art is truly something to behold (Really appreciated the Wes Anderson casting calls in issue #1). Where the first issue had beautiful shots from the moon, this issue throws you smack dab in the middle of a chaotic world and will have you feeling like things are back to normal when you see a gorilla doctor. The colors by Owen Gieni are extremely well done; giving everything a classic, yet futuristic feel, and really making it come alive.

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10
Shutter #3

Jun 10, 2014

Every time I read a new issue from this series, I find myself telling my friends about how insane it is and how they must read it. That is a rare thing these days in any art medium. For a reviewer, it's hard, because I want to tell you everything that happens, yet want you to experience it yourself. So go experience it.

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9.0
Shutter #4

Jul 8, 2014

There's a beautiful couple of pages that show Kate and her father, in the past, acting out their scenes alongside the present Kate and Harrington speaking on it. Along with that, and the amazing backstory for Harrington, you are constantly reminded of why this series is so special. No one working on this story is phoning it in and you can feel the love for the subject as it pours from the writing and artwork.

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9.5
Shutter #5

Aug 12, 2014

The ending of this issue is heartbreaking and heroic all at once. So, Shutterites (I guess that's what I'm going to call you), go get this and keep enjoying one of the most original comics out there.

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10
Shutter #6

Sep 16, 2014

A fantastic first arc. Shutter is right up there with the best in the industry and my pull box will be lacking while it's on break.

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9.0
Shutter #7

Dec 9, 2014

Couldn't be happier this title is back. Chainsaws, dragons, throat-cutting and pools of blood. Shutter continues to thrill.

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9.0
Shutter #8

Jan 13, 2015

Brilliant as always, this series is the epitome of creator owned. When you create your own story, you can do whatever you want. No rules. Just imagination and great storytelling.

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9.0
Shutter #9

Feb 10, 2015

Yes, folks, Keatinge and del Duca have turned Shutter into their own Warhol factory of sorts. Both creators give you their recommendations at the end of the letters column of things they are currently enjoying. It's awesome because they're turning us onto things we may have missed, things we may have skipped, or things that deserve a second look. That's what this is all about, right? Enjoying art in all its forms? Building a community and sharing things and ideas with each other? These two are my heroes.

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9.0
Silent Hill: Downpour - Anne's Story #1

Sep 3, 2014

I highly recommend this comic, especially for fans of the horror genre or anyone looking for a tense read. I had a lot of fun going through it and can't wait to see the next installment.

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7.5
Silk #1

Feb 18, 2015

While this story is lighter in tone at the moment, it looks as though it could head down some dark paths sooner than later. It will be interesting to see where these creators take Silk as it could go in any possible direction right now. For a first issue, it's good. Got me rooting for the main character, made the villain's story interesting as well (that appears to be a pretty dark story), and didn't overburden the dialogue by trying to be too funny all the time. Let's see if Silk becomes a long-lived character at Marvel.

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9.0
Silver Surfer (2014) #3

Jun 19, 2014

Go get this. You will thank me. Although I'm not sure there's anyone not following this series already. But if there is, start reading more things online because you are behind the times.

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8.5
Silver Surfer (2014) #4

Jul 16, 2014

A great series for new and old fans of Silver Surfer to enjoy.

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8.5
Sinergy #1

Nov 18, 2014

Check out their interview, along with letterer and writer of the upcoming Shaft series from Dynamite, David Walker, here. They talk about how the look of Jess's father was based off of Louis C.K., How Taki came into coloring Murder Inc., and what David is working on for Shaft (including a novel).

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8.0
Sinergy #2

Dec 9, 2014

How would you react if going through the checkout line and being the only one that could see the teller is a monster? Jessica is barely holding it together and it will be fun to see what other challenges she attempts to overcome.

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7.5
Sinergy #3

Jan 6, 2015

This series is a whole lot of fun. With heavier series out there, Sinergy allows its readers to relax and just enjoy an entertaining story with creative artwork and funny lines about missing genitalia. By the end of this issue, Jess is joining her dad on his missions. Maybe both of them have underestimated just how new to everything she is, and just how many monsters there really are.

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8.5
Sinergy #4

Feb 3, 2015

Oeming, Soma, and Walker are delivering a great comic that aims to include everyone. This is what comics are about: getting everyone to enjoy the same thing and feel a part of something bigger than themselves.

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5.0
Solar: Man of the Atom #1

Apr 21, 2014

A lot of the problem I had with this issue is they focus so much on the main characters, that they don't have supporting characters to help move the story along in a natural and fluid way. The art is much the same way; whatever is in the forefront is given a lot of detail and everything in the background was just kind of put there so it wasn't a white page. If the same amount of attention was given to the backgrounds, it would be able to transport you into their world. Instead you have to avoid looking too long at panels so you don't get frustrated. I hope these issues get fixed as they move along with the story, but, as of right now, I can't say I'm going to follow it.

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9.0
Southern Bastards #3

Jul 1, 2014

The Jasons continue to be agreat team as they mix honest writing with gritty artwork. The first two pages of this issue are everything you need to know about this series, and will surely get anyone hooked. Delivering a violent and human story, Southern Bastards is quietly telling the story of a father and son's relationship and how growing up means gaining understanding.Continue to support these guys, and support this comic, and don't miss the back pages where they share Jason Aaron's mom'srecipe for fried apple pies.

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9.5
Southern Bastards #4

Sep 2, 2014

Half about a man tired of turning a blind eye and half about him trying to right his wrongs, Southern Bastards is set in a small town in Alabama. It's a town that he's hated his entire life, but a town that's still his home, and he won't stopuntil he gets his point across. Southern Bastards ends with a bloody all-out fight that allows for the next arc to go in any direction the artists please. It's an exciting ending and I, for one, cannot wait to see where Southern Bastards goes next. Jason has promised us that this is just the beginning, that there are more characters we haven't met yet and a lot more of Craw County to explore. No matter what happens, I will guarantee that it will maintain its gritty, honest, and interesting style of storytelling.

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10
Southern Bastards #5

Oct 28, 2014

Craw County is a terrible place and yet I never want to leave.

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9.0
Southern Bastards #6

Dec 9, 2014

Open this issue and get to know Ol' Big; a man that will play the biggest role in shaping Euless into the man we originally got to know.

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9.0
Southern Bastards #7

Feb 10, 2015

I love how they created this monster, Euless. This old man who was feared by everyone, except forEarl Tubb. In the first arc they made you hate Euless. You didn't know much about him, just that he was the villain and couldn't be allowed to get away with anything anymore. Then you get the second arc where Aaron and Latour take you back. Back to when Euless was just a kid who got picked on by teammates and beat by his father. A kid that had nothing to really live for but found purpose on the football field. Now we get a look at what would happen if football said no to his future. If he was put in a situation to start from the very bottom. We know what he became, now let's find out how.

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6.0
Spider-Woman (2014) #1

Nov 19, 2014

It's only issue number one so some of these character issues could smooth out over the first arc, but at the moment I don't see myself really rooting for anyone, taking away from the excitement of the story and leaving me feeling underwhelmed.

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8.5
Spread #1

Jul 8, 2014

A new series that will promises to entertain with strong writing and gorgeous artwork, you're not going to want to miss this issue.

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9.0
Spread #2

Aug 5, 2014

Get this title now. Honestly, you'll thank me when you do. It has action, emotion, violence, strong writing and great artwork.

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9.0
Spread #3

Sep 9, 2014

I'm thoroughly enjoying this world, finding myself not wanting to leave it as soon as the issue ends. It's terrifying, interesting, and constantly full of surprises. Spread should find its way into everyone's pull box as soon as possible.

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8.5
Spread #4

Nov 4, 2014

Spread is an enjoyable series and should be picked up by everyone at this point. It should be fun to continue discovering what this world has to offer and what other creatures and horror these guys can come up with.

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8.5
Spread #5

Jan 20, 2015

I'm fully invested in this series. The second arc begins in February so fortunately there won't be a long wait to pick this story up again.

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8.0
Starlight #3

May 13, 2014

A fun read that has a lot of promise and, so far, has delivered.

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8.0
Starlight #4

Jun 10, 2014

Goran Parlov creates this world that is buried in realism as well as cartoon style art. Usually it's the writing that sets the tone, but Parlov's work does a great job at evoking emotion with seeming ease. I'm so lost in this world, and I don't want to find my way out.

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7.5
Storm #1

Jul 23, 2014

A strong debut from a character that had yet to impress me. Pak shows that this will be more than just a superhero story. It will be a story of truly finding yourself, wherever that may end up being.

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6.0
Stumptown (2014) #1

Aug 12, 2014

I understand the need to build the characters and accept new readers into this story as well as the ones that already know the world, but this first issue wasn't enough to make me come back for more.

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7.0
Sundowners #1

Aug 26, 2014

I think a lot of my enjoyment of this series will rely on whether or not these characters can become less shallow and more interesting.

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8.5
Superman Unchained #7

Jul 2, 2014

This issue was well worth the wait and Superman Unchained continues to be on the top of our list. With Snyder, Lee, Williams and Sinclair doing what they're doing with this series, everyone benefits.

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8.5
Superman Unchained #8

Sep 10, 2014

For 3.99, I truly feel like I'm stealing this book. I can't wait to see what's next, but I guarantee it will be captivating as Snyder brings us this humanized version of Superman that makes all the right moves.

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9.0
Superman Unchained #9

Nov 5, 2014

When you mix great writing and superb artwork, you're left with a strong series that I'm sad to see end. The good news is I have all nine issues so I can relive this adventure again and again.

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8.5
Supreme: Blue Rose #1

Jul 22, 2014

An issue that I loved and will excitedly pick up the next to continue this journey.

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10
Supreme: Blue Rose #2

Aug 19, 2014

Go get this. Get both issues and get lost in this trippy adventure that's full of mystery, beauty, intelligent dialogue, and gorgeous pages of artwork that you have to see to believe. My list of favorite comics changes every time I read a new one, but Supreme is something I know will stay with me a long time after I have read it. It will be something I pass onto friends and have conversations about. It will be a part of my life, and that's what the most powerful comics are capable of; they can jump off the page and become a part of us.

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10
Supreme: Blue Rose #3

Sep 16, 2014

Go get this series and start on the journey that I, personally, never want to end.

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8.0
Tall Tales From The Badlands #3

Jan 27, 2015

32 pages, five stories all in black-and-white, and one of the best anthologies I've come across to date. Buy this book and discover writers and artists whose work you may have missed out on. Skipping on this title would be a mistake.

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8.0
That's Because You're a Robot (One Shot) #1

Jun 10, 2014

Get this. Just so you can show it to your friends later and tell them how insane it is. This is one of those comics that if a kid just randomly picked it up, it would be what bringshim into this world that we all love; the world of reading comic books.

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8.0
The Amazing World Of Gumball #2

Jul 22, 2014

Go into your LCBS and pick this title up for a second month in a row. I know I will be.

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9.5
The Amazing World Of Gumball #3

Oct 14, 2014

So much fun. Seriously. Every single issue is another journey into my own past as Gibson and Hesse tackle it with a hilarious spin. From trying to get his license, to living out Street Fighter, and now learning the perils of a game we all didn't give much thought to once the bell rang, The Amazing World of Gumball is brilliantly passing down our memories to the kids of today. I hope this series never ends so I can keep living out my childhood experiences with an adult perspective.

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8.0
The Amazing World Of Gumball #4

Nov 4, 2014

This series might be getting missed by regular comic readers that think it's a kid series, but what I've been trying to tell you is that while it's kid-friendly, it's aimed at adults. Pick up all four issues this week and I defy you to not fall in love with it.

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7.5
The Amazing World Of Gumball #6

Dec 23, 2014

Tackling the desire of wanting to be older than you are when you're a kid, Gibson and Hesse put a fun spin on it and utilize their hindsight to make it relatable to anyone of any age. Another fun issue that makes adults look back on the mischief of their childhood while encouraging kids to enjoy every moment of their youth.

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9.0
The Auteur #2

Apr 21, 2014

This series is a good example that they aren't too strict when it comes to doing things the way you want to do them. A fun read and quick-paced. Don't get caught sleeping on this title; you'll regret it later.

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9.0
The Auteur #3

May 13, 2014

If you didn't listen to me before; listen to me now: even if you don't read comics, start reading this one. Now.

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9.0
The Auteur #4

Jun 17, 2014

If you're looking for a fun, exciting, gruesome, shocking read; this is it. It will have you laughing while also mumbling, “I shouldn't be laughing at this.” The most fun you will have reading a comic.

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10
The Auteur #5

Jul 16, 2014

Luigi Anderson's coloring is so good. Colorists don't get enough credit, but he is one to look out for. If you're creating a comic, contact this guy. He adds another level to everything he works on and I can't imagine this series without him. Without any of these three guys actually. A brilliant team that has made an exciting, irreverent, hilarious comic series that, as insane as it may be, asks readers of all types to come in and enjoy the crazy, if only for a little bit.

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8.0
The Bigger Bang #1

Nov 11, 2014

This four-issue miniseries offers something for everyone and promises to be a blast to read.

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8.0
The Bigger Bang #2

Dec 16, 2014

Beautiful artwork and amazing writing make this comic a must-read. While there is action, danger, and intrigue, there's also a commentary on what we've done to our own planet, how we all need someone to watch our back and protect us, no matter how strong we think we are. It will be interesting to see Cosmos and Thulu come face-to-face, as their inevitable battle draws near.

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9.0
The Bigger Bang #3

Jan 20, 2015

If you don't like superheroes, buy this book. It will show you why you should.

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9.5
The Black Hood #1

Feb 24, 2015

I love characters that aren't meant to be one thing. Aren't meant to be just good or just bad. That's not realistic. Life is much more complicated than that; people are much more complicated than that. It should be a blast seeing where these creators take this character. At the moment, it's a strong showing from Dark Circle Comics as they bring the goods immediately.

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7.8
The Bunker #1

Apr 21, 2014

All-in-all, The Bunker is a must read for not only fans of comics but for fans of exceptionally told stories and mystery. Can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

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9.0
The Bunker #4

May 21, 2014

The Bunker will return with issue #5 a little later down the road, but keep your eye out for the TPB that hits stores in July. If you haven't been following along, pick that up and come on this ride with us.

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8.5
The Bunker #5

Aug 5, 2014

Fialkov presents a story that gives us all of the facts, yet even we don't know what the right decision for these kids to make is. One false move, one character not joining with the others, and this whole thing could blow up right in their faces as all of their future problems haunt them once again. Adding to the tension is the artwork from Infurnari. The look he has created for this world is just as bleak as their futures. This story is just getting more and more crazy and it feels like the more we know, the less we actually know.

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9.0
The Bunker #6

Sep 9, 2014

Despite the destruction of the world we know being all but a foregone conclusion, you will find yourself completely engrossed and enamored with what Fialkov and Infurnari are doing with this story. It's the perfect twist on the time travelling story and has so much heart that you can't help but feel every word and action on the pages.

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8.5
The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #1

Sep 30, 2014

I think a lot of people are going to fall in love with this series. I know I did.

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8.0
The Darkness: Close Your Eyes #1

Jun 3, 2014

Poetry is a running theme throughout this spectacular one-shot and it embodies a poetic voice in both writing and art. Kot's writing mixes brilliantly with Oleksicki's art and creates this gorgeous world that you can't help but to stare at and escape into.This story is There Will Be Blood meets Dexter, and what we get is a likable character who tries to do everything right but ends up being brought back down by the darkness. Readers that pick up this book will want to tell their friends and talk about the themes at great length. Capturing the imagination, and striking the perfect balance between horror and drama, Close Your Eyes is surely not one to be missed.

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6.5
The Devilers #1

Jul 15, 2014

The story as a whole felt rushed. We are in a bar, then we're meeting a priest with a demon sidekick. Then we're meeting a team of “blessed” people. It all happens so fast. Much like when the team is being introduced and you don't know who is who because the names are being said but no one is focused on in panel, this issue seems to be confused and never quite worked its way out of it. Things might turn around in later issues, now that they've given most of the backstory, but it's an uninspiring first issue that doesn't really leave me wanting more.

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9.0
The Dying and the Dead #1

Jan 27, 2015

A fantastic number one that definitely deserved its 60-page introduction. The Dying and the Dead will be all anyone can talk about come Wednesday.

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8.5
The Empty #1

Feb 9, 2015

The Empty is full of wonderful writing and gorgeous artwork. Don't miss out on this title.

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9.0
The Empty Man #1

Jun 10, 2014

An original story that is frightening, entertaining, intelligent, and tense. Jump on this now, while you still have the chance.

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9.0
The Empty Man #2

Jul 8, 2014

While Cullen Bunn masterfully weaves this horror story into life, Vanesa R. Del Rey's artwork creates this sinister world our characters are just trying to survive. The story could easily take place in our world, and that's what makes it so unsettling. A creative idea that proves it will haunt readers far into the future, The Empty Man shouldn't be missed for fans of horror and for fans of great storytelling.

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8.0
The Empty Man #3

Aug 19, 2014

What this series has done is subtly scare its readers with graphic imagery that is strangely beautiful and dares you to look away. Cullen Bunn knows how to verbally create an unsettling world that closely resembles the one we live in. Makes you wonder what is just below the surface. In addition, Vanesa's artwork is incredible. Panels that show you everything, but are just vague enough to be interpreted in numerous amounts of ways. I can't wait to see what the rest of this series has in store. At the moment, it's one of the scariest things on the shelves.

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7.5
The F1rst Hero #1

Aug 12, 2014

All-in-all, a fun first issue in this mini series that should find its way into your collection.

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9.0
The Fade Out #1

Aug 19, 2014

This story promises that it will be entertaining and suspenseful. Anyone that has found themselves being a part of a Brubaker and Phillips book knows that they're in for a wild ride that will keep you sucked in until it is over. A strong start to an exciting chapter from these two creators.

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9.0
The Fade Out #3

Nov 11, 2014

I'm excited to follow along as this story unfolds. Brubaker and Phillips demand your attention and they should be getting it. Don't miss out on the real life stories of celebrities that grace the back pages. This week's is dedicated to Lana Turner and her tumultuous relationship with mobster Johnny Stomp.

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8.5
The Fade Out #4

Jan 6, 2015

The Fade Out is a wonderful journey into the past that continues to excite. As always, there's a true story in the back of this issue. Written by Megan Abbott, it's about the disappearance of Jean Spangler.

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9.0
The Field #2

May 13, 2014

It will make me sad when this ends its run with the fourth issue, but until then I'll enjoy every minute of this ride.

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8.0
The Field #3

Jul 1, 2014

I'm going to be bummed to not have anymore issues to enjoy of this story, but I'm also interested to see how this will all play out. This issue is a lot of fun to read, but don't think you're going to get too many answers; you aren't.

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9.0
The Field #4

Sep 16, 2014

A fun story that I'm sad to see end, but one that made me realize I can revisit it any time I'd like. I'd love to know how everything turns out for these characters, but I'm thinking I already do.

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8.0
The Fuse #4

May 27, 2014

If you have not jumped on this series yet, issue #5 comes out next month and "The Fuse Vol. 1: The Russia Shift" hits stands August 27th. So go to your LCBS and pick up this murder-mystery, sci-fi, political thriller and begin to enjoy what this great series is accomplishing.

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8.7
The Fuse #6

Jul 29, 2014

Go get this and then wait impatiently for arc number two.

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8.0
The House in the Wall #1

Jun 20, 2014

The great thing about Thrillbent comics is the panels are made to breathe and move like they're a cinematic adventure, and is the perfect execution for horror and thriller comics like this since you can't see ahead of where you're reading.

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8.5
The Humans #1

Nov 4, 2014

On top of the entertaining writing and mesmerizing artwork, Kristina Collantes gives this book a vintage appearance with her vivid colors. Whether you're viewing the sunset through a character's sunglasses or enjoying a violent gang war, Kristina makes sure every color enhances the drawing while also adding its own style to the book that will keep your eyes glued to the pages.

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8.0
The Humans #2

Dec 2, 2014

When you open this book, just get ready for one of the craziest rides you've ever been on. Keller and Neely make no apologies as they trash the proverbial hotel room that is the traditional comic book format. Monkey erections, humans referred to as “skins”, all out parties, drinking and drugs. Keller keeps the words flowing while Neely fills the pages with humorous and insane imagery. Kristina packs in the colors, making every panel its own little acid trip as bright colors fill the background and push the character to the forefront. Say what you want about this title, one thing is for sure: these artists are giving you their all. They're also making it as fun as possible as from cover-to-cover this series has the feel of a non-stop party.

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8.0
The Humans #3

Jan 6, 2015

Love the way that when “Mate” is used in this comic it has an apostrophe before it. A creative twist on an old word. It's little things like that that catch my eye every time I read through this series. Then there are the things that are more in-your-face. Such as Johnny eating a tarantula, watching his comrades lose their limbs and heads, not being able to enjoy the company of women or friends without seeing some disgusting version of someone who died or meant him harm. This whole series is like an acid trip in the best way possible.

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8.0
The Li'l Depressed Boy #1

Oct 1, 2014

Give this a shot. Then go back and get the back issues. I know I personally can't wait to catch up on what has already happened.

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8.0
The Life After #1

Jul 8, 2014

This is definitely a comic to look out for on a week where a lot of good stuff is being released.

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9.0
The Life After #2

Aug 19, 2014

If you're scared of your own mortality, or struggle with what happens after you die, read The Life After and realize that maybe it doesn't need to be something sinister. Maybe it can be a helluva good time.

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9.0
The Life After #3

Sep 16, 2014

Go out and pick this series up immediately. You'll be dyingfor more.

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9.5
The Life After #4

Oct 16, 2014

Fun, scary, interesting, original. This series has it all.

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9.0
The Life After #5

Nov 11, 2014

Now comes the time where I wait anxiously for the next installment.

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9.0
The Life After #6

Jan 27, 2015

If you're behind in this series, do not fret. Volume one collect issues 1-5 and comes out Wednesday as well for the amazingly low price of 9.99. Get this title. You won't regret it.

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8.0
The Life After #7

Feb 24, 2015

Scenes that were inspired by Star Wars, a character that can remain in the shadows despite the room he's in being fully lit, horrific scenes of death, and murder. Fialkov and Gabo take all of these things and weave them into a terrific book that I never want to end.

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8.0
The Names #1

Sep 3, 2014

Give this title a spin, you won't regret it. With only eight issues in the series, I feel it won't be letting up any time soon.Another strong title in the Vertigo lineup that has been giving us quite a year.

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8.0
The Pantheon Project #1

Jul 25, 2014

Only .99 cents on Comixology, buying this comic should be a no-brainer. It's an awesome story that proves with issue #1 it has a lot to offer.

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8.5
The Pantheon Project #2

Aug 27, 2014

The story is an original take on a subject most can relate to. It's an interesting plot that makes sure to include its readers in on the fun. For only .99 cents, you are getting a comic that should be in every reader's hand. It's just the beginning so there is still time to catch up. Do so before you miss out on what's coming next.

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9.5
The Pantheon Project #3

Oct 16, 2014

What are you doing not reading this? You have three dollars? Then go to comiXology.com and get all three issues. I guarantee you will be hooked immediately and then you can join me in bugging the artists for new issues.

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8.0
The Shadow #0

Jul 15, 2014

Join me in jumping into this title. It's a fun read that will entertain as well as inspire.

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8.5
The Squidder #1

Jul 15, 2014

Try this series out. It's a perfect blend of sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, action, and horror.

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9.0
The Squidder #2

Aug 5, 2014

A strong sci-fi, fantasy, horror series, The Squidder proves that it has much more story to tell and promises it will only get more interesting as we move along.

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7.5
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

Jan 7, 2015

Don't let this title slip past you this morning; put it on your pull list and enjoy this amazing superhero.

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7.5
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2

Feb 4, 2015

Henderson and Renzi keep this book looking amazing. Renzi's vibrant colors make the pages pop while Henderson packs every panel with so much detail and hilarious jokes.

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7.8
The United States of Murder Inc. #1

May 14, 2014

A fun read that you'll want to go through a second time. Don't let this one sneak past you.

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9.0
The United States of Murder Inc. #2

Jun 11, 2014

Such a fun series and only in issue #2. You will be kicking yourself when you can't find back issues of this, so get ahead of the game and start reading along with the rest of us.

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9.0
The United States of Murder Inc. #3

Jul 10, 2014

Only in issue three, catching up is very easy and you won't be disappointed. A strong story that rises above just being another mob story.

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9.5
The United States of Murder Inc. #4

Aug 13, 2014

A harmonious blend of fantastic storytelling and gorgeousartwork that I could get lost in forever.

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9.5
The United States of Murder Inc. #5

Sep 10, 2014

Valentine meets up with a friend from the past that he wronged but now needs help from. Rose bumps into yet another foe and finds out the truth behind the bombings in D.C. . All this comes to a boiling point by the end of the issue and you're left speechless, wanting to see what happens next.

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10
The United States of Murder Inc. #6

Feb 4, 2015

If you're not reading this title, I hope you know how much you're missing out. I hope you change your mind and go pick up the back issues or the first trade when it's put together. Everyone should be talking about this series.

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8.0
The Wake #9

Jun 4, 2014

I don't want this series to end, but if it must, it's at least going out on top.

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10
The Wake #10

Jul 30, 2014

Thank you to Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy for this amazing story. Thank you for ending it the way you did. As soon as I closed this book, I wanted to run outside and start my own adventure. Hopefully you will be left feeling the same way.

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6.5
The Wicked + The Divine #1

Jun 17, 2014

I enjoy Gillen's sense of humor and writing so I'm hoping that I will slowly get into this and feel like a fool for ever having not liked it. McKelvie's art is vibrant and fun to look at. The lettering by Cowles is, as always, perfect for the story. Even with all these talented people though, the issue just didn't strike a chord with me.

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9.0
The Wicked + The Divine #2

Jul 15, 2014

You mix in the perfection that is Matthew Wilson's coloring and the way Clayton Cowles's lettering heightens the talent on every comic he works on, what you're left with is a second issue that is leaps-and-bounds above the first and will no doubt bring in readers, like myself, that were either on the fence or completely against it. We were wrong, doubters. We were wrong to not like it.

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8.0
The Wicked + The Divine #3

Aug 19, 2014

A blast to read. Insane, fun, funny, terrifying, visually stunning. You haven't experienced anything like this before.

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7.0
The Witcher #1

Mar 18, 2014

The first issue packs a lot of story into a small space and promises that there is a lot of action ahead. I just wish that they would slow it down a bit and spread all of this story over a longer period of time. I feel readers of this series, and fans of the books and video games, would be patient enough to not need everything handed to them at a frenetic pace. If they can do this over the next four issues, The Witcher has a very good chance at becoming a comic series that I won't want to miss out on.

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8.0
The Woods #1

May 7, 2014

I can't wait to follow this comic and see where it goes. So far it has all the makings of a very strong, very horrific story and I couldn't be more excited.

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8.5
The Woods #2

Jun 3, 2014

I can't get enough of the series.

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9.0
The Woods #3

Jul 1, 2014

If you're not reading this already, let me remind you that this comic is well worth your hard-earned money. Tynion and Dialynas are doing everything possible to bring an entertaining story to readers and I feel like they're accomplishing even more than they set out to.

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9.0
The Woods #4

Aug 5, 2014

A strong series that I look forward to eagerly every month. Building on top of its already strong story, The Woods shows us that it is not afraid to push us that little bit forward.

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8.0
The Woods #5

Sep 2, 2014

Read this series. Spend the money to get the first trade and issue #5. I guarantee you you'll be glad you did.

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8.5
The Woods #6

Sep 30, 2014

A strong story that just keeps getting better. Go get this title.

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9.0
They're Not Like Us #1

Dec 23, 2014

I can't recommend this book enough.

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8.5
They're Not Like Us #2

Jan 27, 2015

Another strong showing for this young series. Can't wait to get my hands on more of it.

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8.5
They're Not Like Us #3

Feb 24, 2015

Storytelling that appeals to a wide audience yet makes me feel like I'm a part of something special. This title is a blast.

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8.5
Thor (2014) #1

Oct 1, 2014

Now that this series is out, and we've heard the complaints, let's get down to doing what we're supposed to: enjoying comics.

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9.0
Thor (2014) #2

Nov 12, 2014

With all the doubters that wouldn't even give this title a shot completely missing out, us that are fully on board are reaping the rewards just two issues in. A great addition to the title that will not back down for anything or anyone. Can't wait to see what she's capable of, just asI'm sure she can't.

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8.5
Thor (2014) #4

Jan 28, 2015

This book is important for many reasons, but it's also a fantastic read. Push any prejudices you may have out of the way and allow yourself to read a great comic.

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8.5
Thor (2014) #5

Feb 11, 2015

This issue presents the art of Jorge Molina. Known mostly for doing amazing cover art for some of the biggest comics going, Jorge really flexes his muscle in this issue. A gorgeous splash page of a fight between Creel and Thor will make you stop in your tracks and admire everything about it. Able to take your breath away with full-page artwork and large scenes that come to life, Jorge can also do smaller panels that pack in a lot of comedy and heart-felt moments. He doesn't go overboard and give this issue a completely different look from the rest of the series, but throws his spin on things. You'll want to get this issue just for what he's able to put on the page.

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7.5
Thor (2014) Annual #1

Feb 25, 2015

I love collections like this. Especially when each chapter is as strong as these three are.Go out and get this annual. You won't regret it.

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7.5
Toe Tag Riot #1

Nov 25, 2014

While the story takes a moment to find its footing, it eventually lands on the right foot, leaving its readers excited and hungry for more. It's a fun and original concept told in four issues so the fun won't last forever, but it promises to be memorable.

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8.5
Trees #3

Jul 22, 2014

A great story that has proven it's not one-dimensional.

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8.5
Trees #4

Aug 19, 2014

Tension is bubbling under the surface of this series and I can't wait to see how it plays out. At the moment, I'll just enjoy getting to know the characters and admiring the detailed artwork that sweeps across every page. Stick with this story. Move your attention off of the trees. Forget they're there for a bit. Stop waiting for them to do something. You might end up waiting for ten years.

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7.0
Trista and Holt #1

Feb 10, 2015

I can't wait to see where this story goes, as Bergen has an eye for the fantastical and is always trying to up the last thing he put out.

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8.0
Tuki: Save The Humans #1

Jul 24, 2014

A fun series that invites you to join an epic adventure, whether youmean to or not. The next chapterhits stands in October. If you cant wait that long to continue the story, head over toBoneville.Com where Jeff posts pages from the next chapter and, if you're lucky, leaves footnotes at the bottom of the page. He also has his ongoing series (Bone and RASL) there for your reading pleasure as well.

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7.5
Ultimate FF #1

Apr 21, 2014

To me, the hero in this comic is the writing and I can't wait to keep reading. Go out, get this book, add it to your pull-list and, like Fialkov wrote in the back of the book, "Let's blow some sh*t up".

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8.5
Ultimate FF #2

May 21, 2014

I loved issue #1 of this series and issue #2 is even better.

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7.8
Ultimate FF #3

Jun 18, 2014

Three more issues left. Three more issues to enjoy. At least I will have all six to look back on.

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8.0
Uncle Grandpa #1

Oct 14, 2014

An enjoyable title that mixes in the fun parts of an acid trip and the learning experiences of an exaggerated childhood. Pick this title up and join Uncle Grandpa as he learns how to exist in the pages of a comic book.

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9.8
Velvet #5

May 20, 2014

This comic escaped me until just recently and I'm so glad that I finally hopped on board. An all around great comic, original story, and a fun to read page-turner.

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9.0
Velvet #6

Jul 22, 2014

The trade came out recently so if you're not caught up you can do so quickly, and for only 9.99. A steal of a deal and one you should take advantage of immediately.

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10
Velvet #7

Sep 9, 2014

This series is doing everything right, and the readers are reaping the rewards. It's great to see these smartmale characters dismiss Velvet as just another woman when, in reality, she's strong enough and smart enough to kill them all. It's comics like this that show you how creativity and great storytelling are not dead. Hollywood may not see the need for strong female characters because they feel there isn't an audience for it, but comics are continuously showing us that that is definitely not the case. Let them have their Adam Sandler comedies and Tom Cruise action movies; I'll gladly take an issue of Velvet over them any day.

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9.0
Velvet #9

Feb 3, 2015

Should be exciting to finally get some answers and, with every passing issue, she's getting closer to finding out what they are.

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9.0
Void #1

Sep 2, 2014

Herik Hanna (Bad Ass) and Sean Phillips (Fatale) bring this sci-fi thriller to life that's gorgeous to look at and a thrilling read you won't want to put down until you get to the end. As soon as I finished this story, I read it all over again to make sure I didn't miss anything and to enjoy it one more time. Suspenseful, violent, intriguing, trippy, this story has it all and should find itself on everyone's bookshelf.

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6.5
Wayward #1

Aug 26, 2014

Going to give the second issue a chance to see if it livens up the story a bit, but I don't think I would spend money on this series based off of this first issue.

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8.5
Wild's End #1

Sep 9, 2014

The tone of the first half is very lighthearted. Three quarters of the way through, however, all of that will change as this title mixes fantasy and sci-fi to perfection. Wild's End is definitely going on my pull list.

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9.0
Wild's End #2

Oct 14, 2014

At the end of this issue, there are great journal entries from Susan Peardew as she struggles with writer's block. It's an insightful look into what writer's go through all the time, and how when you can't get the words out, the annoyance consumes you.

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8.0
Wild's End #3

Nov 11, 2014

A young child, a man in shock after the murder of his friend, and a recluse writer with a nervous condition all look to Clive for their next move, but even he isn't sure what to do. It's interesting to watch as these characters are forced to get past their own fears and their own judgement of others in order to survive. It can't be easy for them, but they're finding out more about themselves, and this thing, then they ever would have known otherwise. It will be interesting to see how they work their way out of this and hopefully intact.

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8.0
Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #3

Apr 21, 2014

Each issue has been funny, interesting, and a great bit of storytelling, but part three has seen the most action. All the build up to these characters fighting each other has finally culminated in this "Who is stronger than who" battle. On top of all that, the train they are all on has been rigged with a bomb. Rick Remender's writing is downright enjoyable. When mixing action, comedy, and horror all together, it has to feel natural and he pulls it off perfectly. Nothing feels out of place in dialogue or intention and that creates an exciting read for its fans.

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9.0
Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #4

May 28, 2014

There's only one issue left so you should get the this one and the three before it to catch up so you don't miss out on what will truly be a great ending.

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10
Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #5

Jul 9, 2014

The best part about this issue: it makes me want to start all over and enjoy the ride again-and-again.

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9.0
Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland #7

Jun 10, 2014

A perfect seven issue series that draws you in with great storytelling, beautiful artwork, true horror, and well written characters. I can't recommend this series enough.

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9.0
Wytches #3

Dec 16, 2014

The further I venture into the woods, the more I fear I will never come back. This story chills me to the bone in the best way possible and it's only going to get scarier.

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