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8.5Avg. Review Rating

8.2
Avengers (2018) #4

Jul 4, 2018

If I'm left to overthink, I get lost and confused. But, the art was pretty good, and the story is creative and exciting. I genuinely think something big is about to happen. I just need some guidance more than anything.

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9.2
Avengers (2018) #5

Jul 18, 2018

Questions are answered. Art is fantastic. And, Aaron is on fire guiding new and old readers back into Marvel again. This issue wasn't filled with a ton of action, but it gave readers a ton of explanation that was drastically needed. Pick this issue up and get the answers you need moving forward.

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8.6
Avengers (2018) #6

Aug 26, 2018

Deep down, I can stand behind this issue, as well as Aaron's first arc, and say the Avengers are going in the right direction. Put this on your pull list and pick this issue up!

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7.2
Batman: Kings of Fear #1

Aug 22, 2018

BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR is an interesting and unique read while Jones' art is an acquired taste. If you can get move past Jones' style, I would give the series a try.

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8.8
Black Panther (2018) #2

Jun 27, 2018

I was nervous at first about having Black Panther meets Star Wars. However, Coates, Acuna, and Sabino are working so well together. They're giving us "A New Hope" for T'Challa and connecting this character for all ranges of fans.

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7.6
Black Panther (2018) #3

Aug 24, 2018

When will the plot develop? What direction is Coates moving going forward? That said, if your cup of tea is battle scenes with tons of action, then this is the issue for you. But, if your cup of tea is story, plot, and character development with answers, you may have to wait until next issue for that.

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8.6
Captain America (2017) #704

Jun 21, 2018

If you've been reading this current arc, you need this issue. The art style, as well as the color scheme, makes you feel like you're reading a comic from the 60's and 70's, which is totally by design by this creative team to make it feel like classic Cap.

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8.0
Captain America (2018) #2

Aug 2, 2018

Every new writer/ creative team needs at least an entire arc to see where they are going and what they plan on doing. That said; I'm in for the first arc. I feel like we should be farther along in Coates' story by now.

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8.0
Cold Spots #1

Aug 22, 2018

If you like suspenseful, spine-chilling tales, Bunn's COLD SPOT #1 is for you. By the end of the issue, readers are led to believe something unexplainable and supernatural is happening, AND it appears to be connected to Alyssa and Grace.

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7.6
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Jul 5, 2018

To be honest, this issue had its moments, Cates did an excellent job of using his style of humor, creativity, and ingenuity to develop a good foundation for the series moving forward. He gave us a how, a when, a why, and a direction. However, I feel like I've been to this rodeo before.

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8.8
Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

Aug 2, 2018

If you like crazy, out of this world, Marvel Comics nonsense, this issue is for you. Cates is literally allowed to use every toy in the toy box" and I mean EVERY TOY!

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8.8
Cosmic Ghost Rider #3

Sep 5, 2018

Cable handles Galactus, Frank takes on the MCU, and Uatu becomes a babysitter all in this week's COSMIC GHOST RIDER #3 by the insanely creative Donny Cates.

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7.6
Daredevil (2015) #604

Jun 22, 2018

The premise of the order is fine, but it's the placement that felt off to me. Would I read a book about the Order of Dragons? Yes, but not in the middle of THIS story. Maybe it's because Soule was hitting too many grand salamis that now his base hits feel like outs? My hope is that bringing Biggie back (Kingpin) will help wrap up this story well.

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8.2
Daredevil (2015) #605

Jul 11, 2018

Soule has a great "stable" of talent working on this book, and there is no better time to pop in. I know Fresh Start is kicking off, but it's not time to put this book "in the pasture" yet.

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9.6
Daredevil (2015) #606

Aug 10, 2018

DAREDEVIL #606 is a perfect starting point for new and old fans to jump on. Soule gets readers caught up immediately with what's essential and doesn't waste any time digging into his story. Soule, Soto, and Cowles are the three amigos that make this comic exciting, engaging, easy to follow, and great to look at!

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9.6
Daredevil (2015) #607

Aug 27, 2018

Even if you haven't been following along with this comic, it's still total genius watching Soule connect a made-up identity and morphing it into a real character in the Marvel Universe who could be around forever. However, I recommend buying DAREDEVIL #606 with it to get the full effect. Excellent job to everyone involved in this issue.

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7.6
Daredevil (2015) Annual #1

Aug 29, 2018

Overall, Soule's run has been stellar. So, save the money this week but add DAREDEVIL to your pull list going forward. If you need proof, take a look at my last couple reviews of DAREDEVIL. Soule and Phil Noto are doing amazing things with the character right now.

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9.2
Death Of The Inhumans #1

Jul 4, 2018

I think we have enough background on Cates to know how amazing his stories can be. Now's your chance to hop on the train as it leaves the station. It really was a great action-packed start to the series.

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9.2
Death Of The Inhumans #2

Aug 2, 2018

This series continues to be great, creative, and shocking storytelling by Cates with beautiful page turning art by Olivetti.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #984

Jul 11, 2018

This team is doing the best they can with the cards they're dealt. Good luck. You should all jump in now. After the Wedding, Batman's direction is changing, and Hill is leading us off pretty well.

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9.6
Detective Comics (2016) #985

Jul 25, 2018

Hill has created the best Bat Book out now, and possibly since REBIRTH. Heck, he even gives readers Commissioner Gordon.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #986

Aug 8, 2018

As long as Hill is writing this book, I'm reading it. He continues to give us a hard-nosed detective who thinks, strategizes, and plans for missions. Hill gives readers a Batman that thinks before he leaps and doesn't win at the end with magic metals or wishes.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #987

Aug 22, 2018

In the course of one arc, Hill has progressed Batman farther than his predecessors have throughout Rebirth in any Batman comic. The character appears strong again both physically and mentally.

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8.6
Doctor Strange (2018) #2

Jun 23, 2018

We should all be excited for the mystical awakening of what's to come on this intergalactic planetary adventure Waid and Saiz have in store for us. There is no doubt this should be on your pull list. So, get your popcorn ready and hop on board now before this series takes off.

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9.2
Doctor Strange (2018) #3

Jul 5, 2018

It was fun. It had humor. It had action. It had an Infinity Stone. It had a Super Skrull. And the art was freakin' amazing. Of course, you should get this issue!

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9.8
Doctor Strange (2018) #4

Aug 15, 2018

Readers won't be disappointed with this issue. Plus, we get two incredible cliffhangers.

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8.0
Extermination (2018) #2

Aug 29, 2018

If you want to see the original Fab Five, phenomenal art, as well as tons of X-characters, this series is totally up your alley. If you're searching for direction and answers moving forward with the X-characters, all X-series, and continuity, you won't get them this week.

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7.8
Green Arrow (2016) #42

Jul 4, 2018

In a way, the issue is more like a one shot. If you skip it, you'll be fine. That said; the issue raises some tremendous moral questions and coffee talk with your friends

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7.2
Green Arrow (2016) #43

Aug 1, 2018

The premise feels like it's been done before and the art is just fine but nothing that leaps off the page to grab my attention.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Jun 27, 2018

Every aspect of the art was outstanding. But, I think you could skip this issue and not miss a beat.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 11, 2018

Venditti had some odd dialogue pieces here and there, but as a whole, he moved the story towards its climax and gave us some epic Green Lantern battles. Sandoval and his art team were spot on throughout most of the issue and brought their "A" game.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49

Jul 25, 2018

I know the series is ending, but this felt like a wasted issue.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #50

Aug 8, 2018

Looking at just this issue, I was extremely disappointed. Venditti had an opportunity to wrap everything up within his 50 issue run, but he doesn't. Extra characters were dangled throughout the issue, as well as the entire arc, for pomp and circumstance.

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9.6
Immortal Hulk #2

Jul 4, 2018

Al Ewing is pulling off one shots that are interesting, thought provoking, insightful, and truly depict the HULK in as realistic a way as he could be. The art team is also drawing out of this world and taking this book up to another level.

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9.8
Immortal Hulk #3

Jul 19, 2018

Whether you are a fan of the Hulk, Ewing, great art, comics, monster tales, or simply great stories, this comic is for you. This series is what Fresh Start is all about. Pick this issue up.

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9.6
Immortal Hulk #4

Aug 1, 2018

Since Ewing, Bennett, Jose have been doing IMMORTAL HULK,the story has been excellent and the art has been so impressive. They haven't had a single down issue yet.

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9.2
Immortal Hulk #5

Sep 5, 2018

Banner battles a possessed Sasquatch in this week's Immortal Hulk #5 as Al Ewing shocks readers with a surprise fans will never see coming.

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8.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Jul 18, 2018

INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 written by the terrific Tim Seeley, art brushed by Freddie E. Williams II, colored brightly by Jeremy Colwell, and letters displayed nicely by Wes Abbott throws Eternia and the Injustice DC Universe into a blender and spits out an exciting smoothie that looks like it's going to be a fun time.

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8.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #2

Aug 15, 2018

If you are an Injustice fan, He-Man fan, Seeley fan, or simply enjoy excitingly fun storytelling, this series is for you. Readers get Granny Goodness, Skeletor, Bane, Copperhead, and an evil Superman using Brainiac pre-cognitive technology to control and imprison the world.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #2

Jun 21, 2018

Now is the time to hop back onboard Justice League and finally add this bad boy back to your pull list. Maybe not long term yet but definitely in the short term.

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9.6
Justice League (2018) #3

Jul 4, 2018

This is the best the Justice League has been in years. YEARS! Be warned: the issue is dense with material and can be heavy to read at times. But, that's not a bad thing. It means Snyder is being thorough, creative, and changing the landscape of the DC Comic Universe.

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9.6
Justice League (2018) #4

Jul 18, 2018

Four issues into the run and we have excellent pacing, fantastic art, amazing layouts, reasons that can be explained, action, adventure, a task for almost every member of the Justice League, and it's just a fun read. Yes! If you haven't added it yet, you're just late to the party now.

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9.8
Justice League (2018) #5

Aug 1, 2018

JUSTICE LEAGUE has already been ten times better since Scott Snyder began. However, Tynion's issue is by far the best one yet. He has a knack for writing villains, especially Luthor and Grodd.

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6.8
Justice League (2018) #6

Aug 15, 2018

Speed Force race cars, new ancient artifacts, and a broken Bat all in this week's JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 as Scott Snyder makes the plot even deeper and Jorge Jimenez' spectacular art holds the issue together.

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7.8
Justice League (2018) #7

Sep 5, 2018

Justice League #7 will knock your socks off as Scott Snyder concludes his first arc on the series

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9.2
Justice League Dark (2018) #1

Jul 25, 2018

Even though parts of the issue were heavy in dialogue, Tynion makes new readers in this realm feel comfortable moving forward while igniting an interest that has had fans clamoring since REBIRTH.

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8.0
Justice League Dark (2018) #2

Aug 22, 2018

As long as Tynion takes the time to explain the origin of magic, as well as the Tree of Wonder, and why magic is all out of whack, readers will be mesmerized by this series, and it's potential.

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6.0
Marvel Two-In-One #8

Jul 25, 2018

This is just so disappointing for a book that has been so amazing in the past.

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6.8
Marvel Two-In-One #9

Aug 31, 2018

This series began well out of the gate and became a must-read. Then, the series started to fizzle in the last two issues. Now, this series needs to be back on every FF fans pull list going forward.

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8.2
Multiple Man (2018) #2

Jul 26, 2018

Rosenberg is dealing with time travel and a character that's been dead for a year. This is hard territory to navigate but he's doing it with humor, style, and crazy-fun storytelling.

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8.8
Multiple Man (2018) #3

Aug 16, 2018

Matthew Rosenberg's creative humor, witty dialogue, and funny situational comedy drive the issue through the maniacal destruction of the evil Emperor Jamie Madrox Prime. Sure, some of the timey-whimey time-travel pieces are a bit confusing but Rosenberg does a fantastic job masking them with action scenes, and over the top, jaw-dropping revelations.

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9.0
Sentry (2018) #2

Jul 26, 2018

For someone who doesn't know a ton about the Sentry, Lemire is gradually introducing elements to the character and explaining the inner workings of Bob and his supporting cast. With issues dedicated mostly to the "not so super" Bob, Lemire is making them entertaining, fast-paced, and a ton of fun. Now, with the roof ripped clean off this sucker, I'm excited to see where it goes next.

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8.6
Sideways #7

Aug 8, 2018

The creative team is building Sideways up to stick around in the DC Universe for a long time. Hop on board now while you still can. SIDEWAYS has an experienced and the series is starting to heat up. You won't be disappointed.

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8.8
Star Wars (2014) #51

Jul 19, 2018

It was the art that made this worth the price of admission. Beautifully drawn and realistic images are my cup of tea, and this issue had it in spades.

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8.6
Star Wars (2014) #52

Aug 2, 2018

It was a fast read filled with space explosions, Vader chasing down Han, and the only ship that can do the Kessel Run under 12 parsecs. Overall, it was a fun read that adds something pretty cool to the STAR WARS mythos.

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9.6
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #18

Jul 11, 2018

The overall idea of the story has been done before BUT not with Darth Vader. However, Soule's creativity shines through in "how" Tarkin deploys his tactics and what he does in his attempt to kill one of the greatest villains of all time. If that doesn't sell you, then pick the issue up for its fantastic artistic display of Vader in action. If you love Star Wars, you will love this issue.

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9.6
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #19

Aug 9, 2018

Soule made this issue quick and clean. There was very little dialogue, which made the comic easy to read and fun, while the art team literally draws readers into the issue wonderfully. Soule set up the first issue well and left readers with great questions moving forward.

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9.8
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #20

Aug 25, 2018

DARTH VADER is the best STAR WARS related book on the shelves. If you are a fan of this mythos, you'll love Soule's extended, in-depth, background into the Psyche of the most savage and merciless villain in the galaxy.

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9.0
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Annual #2

Jul 18, 2018

Wendig's annual adds fantastic lore to the Star Wars universe by building up Tarkin and surprisingly tearing down one of the most feared beings in the galaxy. Wendig shows readers a transfer of power and adds so much more to both these characters. Get this issue!

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016): Special #1

Jun 28, 2018

You could skip this issue and go into the series if you wanted and not miss a beat.

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9.2
The Terrifics #5

Jun 29, 2018

THE TERRIFICS is a must read each month. Shaner and Lemire are a true team. Just look at how they present themselves as storytellers on the cover. These two have figured out a way to give this brand new book a classic feel.

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9.2
The Terrifics #6

Jul 25, 2018

Lemire and Bennett take a bunch of C and D list heroes and make them feel like they've always been together. This character team works! This creative team works!

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7.8
Thor (2018) #2

Jun 27, 2018

Overall, Aaron's story ultimately gives us our familiar Thor we've grown to love. We get to see the band (family) get back together again, AND I'm totally ready to see that family dinner.

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7.6
Thor (2018) #3

Jul 18, 2018

It was a down issue for Aaron and Del Mundo overall. If you love THOR and are in the middle of the story, get it. If you think the summary page next issue can clue you in enough, maybe you skip it...

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9.0
Thor (2018) #4

Aug 16, 2018

If you love Thor, there is no one better to currently capture his voice than Aaron. His love for the character, Odinson's mythos, and the Asgardian Realms are magnificent.

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7.0
Titans (2016) #23

Jul 11, 2018

The art was ok, and the story didn't move the needle or have a great hook moving forward. The dialogue between the characters was average, and Abnett didn't progress the story forward at all. Not to mention, parts of the art just came off weird and out of place.

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8.0
United States vs. Murder Inc. #1

Sep 5, 2018

Bendis grabs the readers attention immediately and never takes his foot off the gas. Pick this up and give it a try!

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9.6
Venom (2018) #3

Jun 29, 2018

This issue may cause nightmares. The artistic detail and imagination lead by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman is truly unmatched right now. Pick up this issue and ask your Local Comic Shop to order you issue 1 & 2 while you're at it.

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9.6
Venom (2018) #4

Jul 25, 2018

Cates and Stegman genuinely compliment each other and continue to be one of the best teams in comics right now.

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9.8
Venom (2018) #5

Aug 23, 2018

Stegman and Cates are the new Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Cates is diving so deep into the mythos of Venom, just like Snyder did with Batman while Stegman's art captures the dark and fantastical of the character beautifully, just like Capullo did with the Dark Knight. Cates and Stegman are two of the best creative storytellers, and artistic geniuses in all of comics right now just like Snyder and Capullo were during DC's "Fresh Start" with the New 52.

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8.0
Weapon H #4

Jun 24, 2018

Each issue so far has been one battle after another. Sometimes, I like my comics like my wrestling: knock out, drag out fights! I don't need an in-depth story within all my comics. Sometimes, I just want some action, adventure, explosions, and fighting. This comic has it in spades! Weapon H laid waste to Man-Thing like it was nothing and it looks like Hulkverine will be taking on Roxxon next. I guess we'll have to wait until the next issue to find out.

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9.0
Weapon H #5

Jul 18, 2018

It's still a fun read filled with action, monsters, explosions, and exciting twists and turns. If you pick up Weapon H for something deep and emotional, you grabbed the wrong comic. You'll leave this issue as well as the past issues saying, "that was freakin' awesome!"

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8.8
Weapon H #6

Aug 17, 2018

Pak is writing an engaging and enjoyable story that's exciting each month. In this issue, Anindito's art was clear, vibrant, and polished. Caramagna and Cowles use their lettering experience to evenly space out the issue and make the movement from panel to panel seem easy, natural, and flawless.

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