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10
Aint No Grave (2024) #1

May 1, 2024

Mythology swirls through the Old West in an epic tale of love and a gunslinging wife determined to keep it in Aint No Grave #1.

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9.4
Aint No Grave (2024) #2

Jun 12, 2024

While Ryder bought her way into Cypress, she won't find her enemy there. But her actions give others a means of repaying their debts in the mythological Spaghetti Western tale Aint No Grave #2.

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9.8
Aint No Grave (2024) #3

Jul 10, 2024

In Aint No Grave #3, Ryder bargains for her life. Ryder's new life with Darius and Joey seemed idyllic. Yet her arguments with the husband she left behind haunt her. Was her marriage destined to end in tragedy, even if Doc Francis hadnt handed her a death sentence?

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9.4
Aliens (2009): What If #4

Jun 12, 2024

When the universe overturns his plans, Carter struggles to keep up with the kids, his daughter Brie learns more about herself and her family, and his new partner Hiro contemplates his future in Aliens: What If #4.

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8.8
Aliens: What If...? (2024) #3

May 17, 2024

While Carter Burke makes friends with yet another test subject, and the key to his humanitarian plan escapes his control, Aliens: What If #3 builds off the set pieces of the popular franchise movie to create an exciting, humorous, and touching story.

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9
All Eight Eyes (2023) #1

Apr 19, 2023

Grounded in cultural relevance and monster lore, All Eight Eyes #1 is a fast-paced, thought-provoking read that may make you look at the world differently. The beautiful art, additional story pages, and journal entries make this lovingly detailed comic a must-buy for all but the most ardent arachnophiles.

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9.8
All Eight Eyes (2023) #2

May 24, 2023

Final ThoughtsMovies like Mimic, Cloverfield, and Spiders 3D testify to New York City's constant battle with monsters. While All Eight Eyes #2 covers Reynolds, Vin, and Possoms efforts to protect the Alphabet City neighborhood in 2003, the real monsters in this lavishly illustrated comic–greed and a lack of concern for others–remain constant threats to people everywhere.

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9.2
All Eight Eyes (2023) #3

Jun 21, 2023

The past hangs heavy over Vin and Reynolds as another Human joins the fight against the spider menace. All Eight Eyes #3 asks: When can you give yourself a pass and give up on a cause you believe in?

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #27

Jun 14, 2023

As characters struggle to accept their pasts, reinvent themselves, and control their destinies in Amazing Spider-Man #27, a vicious villain returns to crush their hopes and upset their plans.

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #28

Jun 28, 2023

A hard-bitten journalists surprising vulnerability and the deadliness of endearing creatures allow readers to ponder the worth of first impressions in Amazing Spider-Man #28.

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9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #29

Jul 12, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #29 reminds us how uplifting and fulfilling partnership can be and that memories should be celebrated instead of mourned.

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10
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #30

Jul 26, 2023

As Amazing Spider-Man #30 pulses with a fast and furious fight, it examines the link between outlook and actions and reflects on what we leave behind.

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9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #31

Aug 9, 2023

Stories in Amazing Spider-Man #31 ask if love can conquer all barriers and tease upcoming Spidey titles, making this issue a must-read for all Spider-fans.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #32

Aug 23, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #32 showcases Peters concern for his friends, casts the identity of the Goblin Queens partner in doubt, and leaves us wondering why the red-skinned woman seeks revenge. How much of Ashley Kafka remains and hates the villain she's become?

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8.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #33

Sep 7, 2023

A lack of confidence provokes desperate measures, and a heros failure returns to haunt him in Amazing Spider-Man #33.

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9.7
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #34

Sep 20, 2023

As an Unfriendly Peter Parker settles old scores, Amazing Spider-Man #34 reminds us that heroes act out of love and keep no record of wrongs.

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10
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #35

Oct 12, 2023

As heroes and antiheroes battle to prevent tragedy, a villain sparks a bloodbath in Amazing Spider-Man #35.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #36

Oct 25, 2023

Heroes and villains vie for power, while an aspiring hero seeks identity and purpose in Amazing Spider-Man #36.

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8.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #37

Nov 8, 2023

As Gang War approaches, the crime bosses, the Repossessor, and even Peter Parker embrace cruelty to achieve their objectives in Amazing Spider-Man #37.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #38

Nov 28, 2023

As Rip-Rap's relentless positivity wins new converts and the Gangs Of New York go to war, Re-Po and Madelaine remind us how results often oppose ethics in Amazing Spider-Man #38.

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8.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #39

Dec 6, 2023

While Peter acts as unofficial lieutenant to Mayor Luke Cage in Amazing Spider-Man #39, Tombstones uneasy reunion with his daughter steals the spotlight. Despite all the love in the world, youth must have its day.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #40

Dec 20, 2023

Spider-Man, She-Hulk, and the Beetle tackle symptoms while Madame Masque, Tombstone, and perhaps another player concentrate on curing New York Citys disease in Amazing Spider-Man #40.

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9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #41

Jan 4, 2024

Crime lords battle for–and against–their ambitious offspring in Amazing Spider-Man #41.

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #42

Jan 18, 2024

Gang War pauses, letting heroes and villains regroup before a final battle for Harlem. As revelations provide insights into the conflict's origins, Amazing Spider-Man #42 asks what matters most: what you do or who you're with.

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9.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #43

Feb 14, 2024

Amid a raging battle filled with epic confrontations, Amazing Spider-Man #43 celebrates the importance of friendship, family, and the need to recognize who we are.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #44

Feb 28, 2024

Amazing Spider-Man #44 crackles with energy and drama, leaving much to ponder as Spider-Man achieves a moral victory, empowers a villain, and helps inspire the citizens of New York City to achieve the impossible.

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9.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #45

Mar 13, 2024

Former villains remind Spider-Man that no one is above the law, Dr. Curtis Connors has something on his mind, and a new coalition threatens to give Peter Parker nightmares in Amazing Spider-Man #45.

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9.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #46

Mar 27, 2024

After someone messes with his head, Peter Parker seeks to overcome the distance between him and Mary Jane. The inmates at Ravencroft Institute also face a dilemma. Is who they were who they wish to be? Or can kindness transform psychopaths? Heroes and villains ponder their identities, friendships, and futures in Amazing Spider-Man #46.

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9
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #47

Apr 10, 2024

Amazing Spider-Man #47 reveals an intriguing link between the living brain in Oscorp and New York City restaurants and hints at who arranged Peter's date with Tombstone's lawyer. After his great fall, Chasm finds a new champion. But can anyone put Ben Reilly together again?

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9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #48

May 1, 2024

Once, Mary Jane and Paul sought a therapist to deal with losing their children. In Amazing Spider-Man #48, Ben Reilly and Janine Godbe sit on a couch and share their concerns. But who is most capable of helping them overcome their pain?

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9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #49

May 8, 2024

Spider-Man revels in an angst-free dustup until a killer convinces him to save the gangland lieutenant of his best friend's ex from a life hiding in the shadows in Amazing Spider-Man #49.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #50

May 22, 2024

When the Living Brain starts talking, its words upend Peter Parker and Norman Osborns lives in Amazing Spider-Man #50. Perhaps it's just as well that Peter's heightened strength, agility, and spider-sense prevent him from ever relaxing. He'll need all his wits to confront the enemies that surround him and the demons that lurk within.

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9.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #51

Jun 5, 2024

Its Phone A Friend Day for Norman Osborn, Spider-Goblin makes Sandman shine, J. Jonah Jameson goes wild with a red pen, and two spectacular Spider-Men have broken minds in Amazing Spider-Man #51.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #52

Jun 19, 2024

Kraven, Spider-Goblin, and Spider-Man all reach for a broken spear, while someone who destroyed most of its mind tries to save Peter Parker's broken brain in Amazing Spider-Man #52.

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8.9
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) Annual #1

Aug 2, 2023

Final ThoughtsThe Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 gives readers a peek inside New York City's exclusive Limbo Embassy, an invitation to Anna Watson's B-Earth Day party, and a haunting look at Ravencroft Institute. While Spider-Man seems more incidental than central, the stories explore the edges of his world and hint at possible future events.

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9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (2022): Gang War: First Strike #1

Dec 5, 2023

Criminals learn that no one is essential, and heroes forget their friends have difficulties to overcome in Amazing Spider-Man: Gang War First Strike #1. This crucial chapter of the Gang War saga is about love, loyalty, and responsibility, with the odd double-cross thrown in for good measure.

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9.5
Amazing Spider-Man: Blood Hunt (2024) #1

May 15, 2024

Spider-Man teams up with the Lizard and Miles Morales mentor, while Colleen Wing and Dr Morbius discover exciting business opportunities among the undead. Both groups uncover clues to the source of the Darkforce Invasion in Amazing Spider-Man: Blood Hunt #1.

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9.4
Amazing Spider-Man: Blood Hunt (2024) #2

Jun 19, 2024

After his recent battles with Ben Reilly, Peter Parker finally meets the woman who stole his clones memories. While Miles Morales mentor agrees to meet Peter halfway, her partner is in danger of joining the undead in Amazing Spider-Man: Blood Hunt #2. But is a manufactured vampire the equal of a natural-born bloodsucker?

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8.6
Antarctica (2023) #1

Jul 12, 2023

Gorgeous art envelopes you like Hannah's father's arms as you sink into Antarctica #1‘s warm embrace. Although dialogue balloons reveal select conversations, the diary-style narrative summarizes Hannah's lost years and how grit and determinationaided by a friend's kindnesspropels Hannah to Earths least visited continent.

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9.6
Antarctica (2023) #2

Aug 16, 2023

The action comes thick and fast in Antarctica #2, as her sophisticated doppelganger threatens Hannah and her coworkers. The ending of this parallel world story leaves readers fearing for their own.

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9.4
Army of Darkness: Forever #3

Dec 27, 2023

One-time allies dont make long-term friends, the accessibility of the home computer makes apocalypse possible, and an antihero must do something he hates to save the world in Army Of Darkness Forever #3.

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9.8
Army of Darkness: Forever #4

Jan 17, 2024

Ash rediscovers the joy of living, his evil self struggles to master his baser impulses, and Lady Shiela battles sexism in Army Of Darkness Forever #4.

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9.4
Army of Darkness: Forever #6

Mar 20, 2024

While Lady Shield fights to reclaim her kingdom in 1300 A.D. and Lookalike Ash hatches his evil plan in 1993, Ashs impatience in 2093 could doom our world for all time in Army Of Darkness Forever #6.

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9.8
Army of Darkness: Forever #7

Apr 17, 2024

As Mordors shadow across centuries of Deadite infestation in Army Of Darkness Forever #7, Ash realizes a truth he never suspected that night he ventured into the woods and said the magic words he hoped would send him home.

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9.4
Army of Darkness: Forever #8

May 22, 2024

Ash begins a grand new adventure. The evil wizard makes Lady Shiela an offer she can't refuse. But can Betty Currie save Bill Clinton's presidency in Army Of Darkness Forever #8?

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9.6
Army of Darkness: Forever #9

Jun 26, 2024

The Deadites Strike Back as Evil Ash rubs Lady Shiela's dirty (and bloody) arm in the woods and duels with Ash amid the destruction of London in Army Of Darkness Forever #9.

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9.2
Assassin's Apprentice #4

Mar 8, 2023

With its emphasis on learning and character, Assassin's Apprentice #4 transports us to a Fantasy world populated by fully-rounded characters who wield magic as readily as swords. Avoid those who would mock you or heap scorn upon comic book adaptations. The wise reader will benefit from reading this issue. I may not be an assassin, but that's my creed.

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10
Barfly (2024) #1

Jul 10, 2024

A lab-grown fly, stripped of his wings, vows to better himself while navigating the sticky social web of users, abusers, and double-dealing friends in From The World Of Minor Threats: Barfly #1.

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8
Bear Pirate Viking Queen (2024) #1

May 1, 2024

Violent, otherworldly, and above all experimental, Bear Pirate Viking Queen #1 reminds us of the link between ourselves and our planet and how the inequities of society perpetuate cruelty and create monsters. This seagoing yarn will hurl you upon the rocks. If you survive the impact, it may just seep into your soul.

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9.6
Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees (2023) #1

Oct 19, 2023

Unspeakable violence invades a childrens storybook paradise in Beneath The Trees Where Nobody Sees #1.

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8.5
Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain (2023) #2

Mar 29, 2023

This previous issue lured me in with a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Now it seems Britannica Rex may not regularly appear in this series. Even the Furiesa combination of Abe Sapien and Chappie-style robot warriorsdon't get much screen time in this issue. Still, I enjoyed meeting new characters and seeing Betsy and Rachel force the legendary Morgan Le Fay to switch tactics. While much shorter than its predecessor, Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #2 delivers a satisfying story with a uniquely British sensibility. Pair it with a strong cuppa and a Jammy Dodger for maximum enjoyment.

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9.6
Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain (2023) #3

Apr 26, 2023

Final ThoughtsFilled with witchcraft, Fairie, mutants, and robots with dreams of greatness, Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #3 delivers an interesting and exciting day in the life of Britain's courageous and caring defender. While short on mega-powered villains and world-ending threats, readers can expect a three-paragraph introduction, a report from The Reflector (the UKs most trusted news source), a datafile, and twenty pages of story and art that impress, even when magnified at 150-200%. It's a substantial read that focuses on family, celebrates diversity, and contrasts what heroes and villains care about. Even without a T-Rex Captain Britain, Expert Marvelites and Mutant Newbies should enjoy this National Treasure.

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9.4
Bettie Page (2023) #3

Aug 16, 2023

With nothing to gain, Bettie and her friends risk their lives to reunite pining lovebirds in Bettie Page #3, a lively, comedic twist on Shakespeares Romeo And Juliet.

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9.6
Bettie Page (2023) #4

Sep 27, 2023

Italian lovers fight their families for the freedom to fix their future in Bettie Page #4 but find life fussier than fairy tales.

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8
Bishop: War College (2023) #4

May 24, 2023

Final ThoughtsEngaging characters and fraught battles on Earth 63 pair with a threat to the mutants of our world in Bishop War College #4. Everything hangs in the balance in this fast-paced yet substantial penultimate issue of the series.

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8.6
Blade Runner 2039 #5

Jul 19, 2023

Blade Runner 2039 #5 burns with a creator's striving for perfection, a young woman's hunger to find her mother, and a woman who works tirelessly to help the people society so readily discards.

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8.4
Blade Runner 2039 #6

Aug 23, 2023

Ash and Cleo take the back seat while Luv and Rash steer the Spinner in Blade Runner 2039 #6. The replicant Buddy Cop partnership produces wry humor, observations on humanity, and an explosive ending.

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9.5
Blood Hunters (2024) #1

May 15, 2024

Hawkeye soothes New Yorkers fright through spirituality, Man-Wolf forces J Jonah Jameson to confront his Spider-Man fixation, and Dagger battles the overwhelming power of addiction in Blood Hunters #1.

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9.2
Blood Tree (2023) #4

May 3, 2023

Their hunt for the angel killer has tested Dario Azzaro and Maria Diaz. A discovery this time out makes Detective Azzaros investigation incredibly personal. If Tomasis story and Maxim's art invited you to this party, but you hoped for something to kick it into high gear, Blood Tree #4s the issue youve been waiting for.

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9.4
Blood Tree (2023) #5

Jun 7, 2023

Murder and mayhem abound as Blood Tree #5 hurtles toward a breathtaking cliffhanger. Partners in Crime Tomasi and imi remind us of the difficulties police face in protecting the innocent and preventing people from hurting others. New Yorkers should lock their doors and stay in their homes until this emergency is over.

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9
Blood Tree (2023) #6

Jul 5, 2023

As pain and loss strip Dario Azzaro bare, Blood Tree #6 reveals who he is and why he devotes his life to protecting the inhabitants of New York City.

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8
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #4

May 17, 2023

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #4 delivers a teen-friendly story of family, empowerment, and the supernatural in an appealing, all-ages package. With a new Blade series hitting comic shops this July, theres never been a better time to discover the world of Marvels night-stalking Daywalker.

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8
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #5

Jun 21, 2023

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #5 sinks its claws into your heart and doesn't let go until the final page. Fueled by devotion to family and responsibility for others, readers depart enamored by Brielle and thirsting for more pint-sized dhampir adventures.

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8.6
Blow Away (2024) #1

Apr 24, 2024

Reality and mythology merge as a photographer seeks a killer scoop amid whiteout conditions on the mountain James Bond once skied off in Blow Away #1.

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9.4
Borealis (2023) #1

Dec 20, 2023

Drugs ensnare Alaska's light-deprived citizens, and corporate corruption threatens the future of small communities as a narcotics officer confronts her sordid, supernatural past in Borealis #1.

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9
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022): Finale

Aug 24, 2023

Captain America: Finale #1 knits disparate story strands to deliver a rousing conclusion. Driven by the themes and people that make him a superhero, this issue reminds us of what Steve Rogers always fights for.

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9.6
Cobra Commander (2024) #1

Jan 17, 2024

An incredible discovery tempts a scientist to abandon his principles, cast aside tradition, and reject any reverence for life in Cobra Commander #1.

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9.4
Cobra Commander (2024) #2

Feb 21, 2024

When a scientist and a soldier venture into the heart of darkness, a violent encounter separates them in Cobra Commander #2.

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9.5
Conan The Barbarian (2023) #1

Aug 2, 2023

Caught at a crossroads, the Cimmerian freebooter partners with an unlikely ally against an apocalyptic army in Conan The Barbarian #1.

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8.4
Conan The Barbarian (2023) #2

Aug 30, 2023

Conan and his Pictish partner learn about each other and search for the source of the soulless scourge in Conan The Barbarian #2.

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9.2
Daredevil: Gang War (2023) #3

Feb 13, 2024

As two assassinsone driven by pain, the other by atonementcollide, ordinary New Yorkers face the collapse of civilization, and a seemingly unconquerable foe betrays a moment of weakness in Daredevil: Gang War #3.

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8
Dark Spaces: Hollywood Special #3

Nov 14, 2023

Dark Spaces: The Hollywood Special #3 explores the conflict between work and family and how making the wrong choice can cast us into an abyss of regret.

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9.2
Dark Spaces: Hollywood Special #4

Dec 12, 2023

While cherishing relationships that influence us in countless ways, we believe we are masters of our fates. A work of ineffable beauty, Dark Spaces: The Hollywood Special #4 invites us to examine those relationships and how they impact our mental health.

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9.2
Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII (2024) #1

May 8, 2024

Wolverine hunts monsters. But is Wolverine a hunter or a monster? Its a question Logan can't avoid when Wade Wilson reminds him of the difference between them in Deadpool & Wolverine WWIII #1.

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8.6
Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII (2024) #2

Jun 19, 2024

Delta entertains wealthy clients by experimenting on unhappy people. Like Doctor Moreau, he seeks to improve on the base model. But what will shape Wade Wilson's destiny more in Deadpool & Wolverine WWIII #2? Wolverines pity or the impatience of Deltas clients?

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9.8
Deadpool (2022) #10

Aug 30, 2023

Deadpool #10 explores the boundaries of love and friendship and how belief in others is the strongest superpower.

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9.4
Deadpool (2024) #2

May 9, 2024

While money cant buy happiness, it can buy lots of cool stuff! In Deadpool #2, Wade Wilson decides to invest it in his future. But finding the right business partners could prove difficult with a death cult on his trail and a daughter who wants more from him than the occasional text or selfie.

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9.8
Deadpool (2024) #3

Jun 19, 2024

While Taskmaster adds expenses to his invoice, he protects Ellie, finds a connection between the girl and himself, and agrees to avenge Deadpool if The Touch silences the Merc With A Mouth. What strange magic does Deadpool's Human daughter wield in Deadpool #3?

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9.8
Deadpool (2024) #4

Jul 10, 2024

When Death Grip offers Deadpool a deal he cant refuse, the Merc With A Mouth discovers pain like he's never experienced and feels an emotion he's not used to in Deadpool #4.

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8.8
Destiny Gate (2023) #1

Oct 11, 2023

While reminding us of the dangers of anxiety, Destiny Gate #1 suggests the infinite possibilities that await a positive outlook.

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10
Destro (2024) #1

Jun 19, 2024

When Astoria Carlton-Ritz, the new CEO of Hybrid Technologies, visits Artyom Darklons weapons fair, she looks forward to resuming her life in Manhattan. But a freak accident in Darklonia may suggest a new business opportunity or a rare ability in Destro #1.

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8.4
Doctor Who: Doom's Day (2023) #1

Jul 5, 2023

Doctor Who: Dooms Day #1 is a diverting romp from 19th Century New York to 52nd Centurys Stormcage. Seasoned with humor and peppered with allusions to the original Master and River Song, the story satisfies as Missy constantly fights her instincts to be oh-so-bad.

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8.4
Drive Like Hell (2023) #1

Oct 25, 2023

When a bank job goes wrong, cops and demons chase a getaway car with supernatural powers in Drive Like Hell #1.

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9.2
Dungeons & Dragons: Fortune Finder #1

Nov 15, 2023

Not for the faint of funny bone, Dungeons & Dragons: Fortune Finder #1 follows a mindwiped elf and a short girl with a big staff (and even bigger personality) through Sigil, a transit hub bursting with beings from any world readers might care to visit, and perhaps a few they wouldn't!

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9.6
FCBD 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

May 1, 2024

An antihero rises to haunt the mutant neighborhoods, while Splinter takes a leaf from his children's book in the FCBD 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue. The first appearance of an exciting new character is reason enough to camp outside your comic shop and be first in line when the doors open!

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Firefly: The Fall Guys (2023) #1

Sep 6, 2023

Desperate circumstances forge unlikely partnerships when a visiting Alliance dignitary threatens to make the Serenity crew the Alliances Most Wanted in Firefly: The Fall Guys #1.

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8.4
Firefly: The Fall Guys (2023) #2

Oct 11, 2023

Trapped in a small frontier town and framed for an assassination attempt, the Serenity crew scramble to hide from Alliance troops in Firefly: The Fall Guys #2.

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7.8
Firefly: The Fall Guys (2023) #3

Nov 8, 2023

Trapped in a maze, the Serenity crew fights to stay alive, and Zo conceives a dramatic solution to life, the Alliance, and everything in Firefly: The Fall Guys #3.

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8.6
Firefly: The Fall Guys (2023) #4

Jan 10, 2024

As Zo Washburn and Amber Archambeau race to assassinate the Alliance Prime Minister, Captain Kaylee gives Malcolm Reynolds a new rank, and graveyards become redoubts on land and in space in Firefly: The Fall Guys #4.

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8.8
Firefly: The Fall Guys (2023) #5

Feb 14, 2024

Marshall Gronk is burning down the house, Prime Minister Hamner finally sees the light, and the beleaguered inhabitants of Beloved differentiate between criminals and outlaws in Firefly: The Fall Guys #5.

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9.6
Get Fury (2024) #1

May 8, 2024

Like Thors brother Loki, Letrong Giap enjoys making mischief. Yet in Get Fury #1, the former North Vietnamese General shows Captain Frank Castle and Colonel Nick Fury protecting their men and avoiding unnecessary killing. By contrast, Letrong shows his NVA soldiers engage in heartless cruelty. Does Letrong want to get his government into trouble? Or will he turn the tables on American readers in future issues?

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Get Fury (2024) #2

Jun 12, 2024

Corruption, compromises, and diversity in the military fuel a penetrating meditation on the costs of war in Get Fury #2.

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10
Ghost Machine One-Shot (2024) #1

Jan 24, 2024

Popular and promising creators introduce a lavish sampler of exciting stories in Ghost Machine #1. The oversized one-shot fires a salvo across the bows of local comic shops, warning readers to take heed and other storytelling universes to remain on High Alert.

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9.2
Ghost Rider (2022) #14

May 10, 2023

Infernal Labs holds Danny Ketch in thrall. Dr. Diyu swatted Johnny Blaze down in the last issue. As Johnny and Talia Warroad mount a rescue, Dr. Diyu threatens to unleash the ultimate result of her research. Great art, strong-yet-fragile characters, and family drama build to a cliffhanger ending in Ghost Rider #14.

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8.2
Ghost Rider (2022) #15

Jun 28, 2023

Good intentions transform a mourning, obsessed woman into what she despises in Ghost Rider #15.

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9.5
Giant-Size (2024): Little Marvels #1

Jul 3, 2024

Along with the fun stories, I enjoyed seeing how many different Marvel characters I could spot in the pages of Giant-Size Little Marvels #1. Pick up a copy and see if you can find your favorite characters.

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Grim (2022): Pen & Ink #1

Feb 28, 2024

When a desperate man grasps for another chance at life, Deaths servant shares the secret that haunts her afterlife in Grim: Pen & Ink #1. The artists commentary enhances this debut issue as Flaviano discusses the author/artist relationship, sources of inspiration, and the differences between working in animation and comics.

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9.6
Grommets (2024) #1

Jun 5, 2024

Grommets #1 celebrates 80's pop culture, the uncrossable generation chasm, and the difficulty of discovering where you belong.

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Groo (1998): Gods Against Groo #4

Mar 22, 2023

Groo: Gods Against Groo #4 is a gentle, relaxing read. It deals with matters of faith and politics in a delightfully fun way. Moreover, it shows how alike we all are, despite all our differences. Devour it with a bowl of your favorite cheese dip. Ah, cheese dip!

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9.2
Gun Honey: Collision Course #1

May 15, 2024

Charles Ardais Gun Honey Collision Course #1 is a fast-paced spy thriller. Ardais modern-day Modesty Blaise immerses readers in the Japanese underworld and launches two rival criminal empires into a gang war neither desired.

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7.8
Gun Honey: Heat Seeker #1

Jul 5, 2023

Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series #1 may confuse Gun Honey virgins, but this appealing, high-octane espionage thriller will pull a rabbit out of the hat for Mission Impossible and Modesty Blaise fans.

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9.6
Gun Honey: Collision Course #2

Jul 3, 2024

Joanna and Brook race to save the man who protects their secrets when their game of international hide-and-seek goes wrong. Success and riches don't necessarily bring champagne wishes and caviar dreams in Gun Honey Collision Course #2.

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9.2
Gunslinger Spawn #21

Jun 14, 2023

Gunslinger Spawn #21 is a fast and furious team-up with links to recent events in The Scorched. It features dinosaurs, the Clown and his minions, and Violator. It's frustrating that it starts with such an epic battle, goes back in time to show the planning stages, and ends before events in the opening pages. Still, all the Spawn books are frustrating, as they always leave you wanting to know more.

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9.2
Gunslinger Spawn #23

Aug 9, 2023

Amid the battle that rocks Omega Island, Gunslinger Spawn #23 examines the tragedy of dysfunctional families. Ironically, a monsters unexpected act of caring has the final word.

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9.4
Gunslinger Spawn #24

Sep 20, 2023

Gunslinger Spawn #24 ponders the hunger for revenge, the universal nature of human suffering, and our responsibility to care for those in need.

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9.8
Gunslinger Spawn #25

Oct 25, 2023

While Javier bathes his gloves in blood, Gunslinger Spawn #25 puts those who treat our planet callously in the crosshairs.

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8.8
Gunslinger Spawn #26

Nov 22, 2023

As Javier rides toward his next victim, remembering the blackest day of his life, Taylor suffers, and changes threaten both men in Gunslinger Spawn #26.

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Hauntology (2023) OGN

May 10, 2023

In Haunthology Vol. 1, Jeremy Haun struggles to cope with the pandemic that threatens to destroy everything he loves and values. These brief tales of terror grab us like Hastur's slimy tentacles and force us to face our fears and live each day to its fullest.

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8.5
Helen of Wyndhorn (2024) #1

Mar 20, 2024

Scarred by her past, a former governess recalls caring for a pulp-era author's daughter, meeting her rich and powerful grandfather, and discovering the monster that terrorized the family estate in Helen Of Wyndhorn #1.

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9.6
Helen of Wyndhorn (2024) #2

Apr 17, 2024

Even before they were written and collected, fairy tales tantalized readers with glimpses of realms beyond our own. Any Human who ventured into those realms saw great wonders but paid a price. Helen Of Wyndhorn #2 reminds us that early 20th-century fantasy authors like Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft suffered mental afflictions and died young. Yet their tales of magic and wonder, populated by heroes, monsters, and gods, left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness.

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9.4
Helen of Wyndhorn (2024) #3

Jun 19, 2024

Lilith begged Barnabas to take an interest in his granddaughter. Barnabas may be a man of few words, but their fraught and dangerous journey banishes the distance between them and the despair that hung over Helen after her father's suicide in Helen Of Wyndhorn #3.

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8.4
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Fearful Symmetry #1

Jun 28, 2023

Appealing characters, intriguing art, and an involving story make Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: Fearful Symmetry #1 an oddly satisfying read, regardless of whether you've read earlier Hellboy stories or William Blake's famous poem.

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Hellboy In Love (2023) #4

Mar 29, 2023

Before reading became the norm, oral storytelling grounded people in their cultural history. Cosplayers provide a modern equivalent by dressing up as their favorite characters and reenacting scenes from popular movies and TV shows. As society changes with the times, so do the stories it celebrates. Hellboy In Love #4 reminds us how popular stories shape our outlook and influence how we relate to others.

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Hexagon Bridge (2023) #1

Sep 13, 2023

A previously unexplored realm awaits researchers. But is it safe for humans, or only inhabitable by artificial intelligence? Science and the Paranormal merge in the intriguing Hexagon Bridge #1.

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9.2
I Heart Skull Crusher (2024) #3

May 15, 2024

Coach Blood-Bone confronts his unsavory past, Trini sacrifices her ego for the good of the team, and Queen Mob takes an unhealthy interest in Podunk Lil Team, the only amateur team to challenge her bands of professional bloodsport killers, in I Heart Skull-Crusher #3.

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I Heart Skull Crusher (2024) #4

Jun 19, 2024

We learn why Queen Mob wanted Podunk Lil Team dead or alive (okay, mostly dead), Coach Blood-Bone tells disbelievers of David The Anti-Mutant Bear-Man to have a nice day, and Trini falls in and out of love in I Heart Skull-Crusher #4.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #5

May 17, 2023

Final ThoughtsThis issue takes a bold and unapologetic look at how police relate to their families and the public. It tackles corruption within the American justice system and reminds us how the generation gap often becomes the Grand Canyon. Theres a lot wrong with James Sergeant, as the remnants of his family will readily attest. But theres not a lot wrong with Immortal Sergeant #5.

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Immortal Sergeant (2023) #6

Jun 14, 2023

Immortal Sergeant #6 reminds us of the toll fighting crime places on families. It helps us understand why police stand by each other when their actions bend the rules or break the law. What wrongs might we do if we saw villains harm the innocent daily but couldn't intervene because of laws and regulations?

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9.5
In Hell We Fight! (2023) #1

Jun 7, 2023

A fusion of American classics like Huckleberry Finn and Judeo-Christian visions of Hell, In Hell We Fight #1 bursts with endearing characters, fanciful situations, and comic romps sure to please the child in all of us.

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7.3
Indigo Children (2023) #1

Mar 29, 2023

Final ThoughtsGovernment conspiracies, a hint of Heinleins novel Stranger In A Strange Land, and an overt reference to The Truman Show make this an intriguing debut. After two readings, I dont understand everything in Indigo Children #1, but I welcome learning more.

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8.6
Indigo Children (2023) #2

Apr 26, 2023

Final ThoughtsIndigo Children #2 introduces readers to another person with extraordinary abilities who remembers his previous life on Mars. Pursed by government conspiracies and paramilitary organizations, can all four Indigo Children help Earth escape the fate of its nearest planetary neighbor? I, for one, hope to avoid brainwashing or accidental death until this series concludes.

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8.8
Indigo Children (2023) #3

May 24, 2023

Our heroes take on Secret Service agents to infiltrate an inauguration party and extract the brainwashed presidents daughter. Powerful drama, high-stakes action, and a worldwide conspiracy make Indigo Children #3 a compelling and entertaining read.

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9.2
Indigo Children (2023) #4

Jun 28, 2023

Indigo Children #4 helps us understand our heroes better as they search for the last member of their otherworldly quartet. A ticking clock and overwhelming odds deliver a tense read, an explosive final act, and a cliffhanger ending.

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9.8
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #10

Sep 27, 2023

Desperate situations call for unlikely partnerships and desecrating sacred institutions in Invincible Iron Man #10.

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Jackpot & Black Cat (2024) #3

Jun 5, 2024

Amelia and Black Cats antics ruffle the Owls feathers and could incite another gang war. Events also force Felicia to confront her fears and doubts about Amelia. She's straddled the fence for too long. In Jackpot & Black Cat #3, Felicia Hardy must choose between friendship and love.

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Jackpot & Black Cat (2024) #4

Jun 26, 2024

Smartphones rule our lives. In addition to providing news, weather, and sports, they are our music and entertainment portals, connect us with others, and tempt us to do things we might not otherwise attempt. In Jackpot & Black Cat #4, Paul pits his technical expertise against the avaricious Amelia and aids Mary Jane and Felicia by finding someone who resists the almighty allure of smartphones.

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9.2
James Bond 007 (2018) #1

Jan 10, 2024

Chimpanzees get flash-frozen, hit men pursue Bond, and a Weapon Of Mass Destruction goes missing in James Bond 007 #1.

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James Bond: 007 (2024) #2

Feb 21, 2024

Bond lures assassins into a trap, learns the history of Steel Water, and goes where few have gone before in James Bond 007 #2.

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8.8
Junk Rabbit (2023) #1

Apr 5, 2023

Final ThoughtsWhile characters in the dome remain distant in Junk Rabbit #1, those inhabiting the Sink seem more relatable. The actions of Richard Masters and Chela Omina speak to class differences in a gender-neutral world. The relationships among the Poorand their inherent sense of communityremind us that prosperity and happiness are not inseparable. Their devotion to a mythic hero underlines the power of faith. The highly thematic nature of this comic invites contemplation. Is Jimmie Robinson's labor of love more than another byproduct of human existence? As always, you decide.

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9.4
King Spawn #26

Oct 4, 2023

Do the ends ever justify the means? To prevent a greater evil, Al Simmons lays aside his principles and engages in aggressive negotiations with the blood-soaked King Spawn #26.

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King Spawn #27

Nov 1, 2023

Who are we? Where do we belong? Spawn must wrestle with such questions and accept his destiny in King Spawn #27.

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9.2
Local Man (2023) #6

Oct 18, 2023

While a superhero's death rocks the world, Jack investigates the mysterious death of a promising student and entrepreneur. Yet the death of a crazed vigilante feels the most unsettling in Local Man #6.

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9.6
Local Man (2023) #7

Nov 29, 2023

Seeking to atone for the mistakes that cost him his glamorous superhero career, Jack investigates a mysterious drowning. Yet the sham Jack perpetuated to further his career seems slight compared to the compromises his former girlfriend Inga has made to save her struggling town. Local Man #7asks how much one should sacrifice to help others and protect ideals when others no longer care.

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9.6
Local Man (2023) #8

Dec 27, 2023

As Ingas house of cards looks likely to tumble, and a demon haunts Farmingtons Chief Of Police, Jack discovers an unexpected ability in Local Man #8.

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9.4
Local Man (2023) #9

Jan 31, 2024

Jack gains a critic's respect, destroys his friends' lives, protects his neighbors, fights a demon, and incurs the wrath of a nation in Local Man #9.

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9.8
Local Man (2023) #10

May 29, 2024

Jack abandons his home, family, and neighbors again, only to return and find Farmington radically changed in Local Man #10. But has his hometown changed for better or worse?

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9.8
Local Man (2023): Bad Girls #1

Apr 2, 2024

Two women meet in a diner. Inga craves either punishment or absolution. Instead, Neon offers enlightenment. Local Man: Bad Girls #1 offers additional insights into Fleecs and Seeleys superhero universe and a jumping-on point for mature readers.

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8.8
Man's Best (2024) #1

Mar 20, 2024

When a terraforming mission goes awry, a bionic Golden Retriever, a flying terrier, and a cat clad in exoskeletal armor must brave the dangers of an alien planet to save their Human masters in Man's Best #1.

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8.9
Marvel Age (2023) #1000

Sep 12, 2023

Marvel Age #1000 explores the breadth and depth of the Marvel universe. Stories touch upon every era to ponder the company's strengths and why its heroes endure.

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9.6
Masters of the Universe: Masterverse #2

Mar 15, 2023

Final ThoughtsAfter a Filmation-style framing story, Masters of the Universe Masterverse #2 brings us a magical Ray Harryhausen sea adventure and a classic film noir detective story. Easy-to-read lettering, gorgeous art, and engaging stories make this issue a Must Read. Once again, Tim Seeley and company reveal the richness of Eternia and its characters in diverse and compelling ways.

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8.2
Mech Cadets (2023) #1

Aug 16, 2023

With identifiable characters, giant robots, family dynamics, giant robots, leaders who fear outsiders and the unknown, giant robots, and young adults faced with thorny ethical choices, Mech Cadets #1 propels the reader breathlessly from a troubled Earth to a spectacular space battle. Oh, and did I mention THIS COMIC HAS GIANT FREAKING ROBOTS?

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9.5
Mech Cadets (2023) #2

Sep 13, 2023

Packed with revelations about the alien race that built the giant robots, the surprising powers of Olivia Parks Earth-built robot, and reflections on world history, Mech Cadets #2 mixes the search for the truth with fear of the unknown to deliver an action-packed robots-versus-aliens space opera.

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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #114

Nov 22, 2023

Black uppercase lettering inhabits white dialogue balloons and colored narrative boxes. Melissa Flores doesnt stint on the dialogue. But thanks to letter size, line spacing, and contrast between print and backgrounds, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #114 is easy to read. Ed Dukeshires beautiful sound effects enhance the action. While some rangers get black dialogue balloons, Dark Specters words appear as red letters in puffy white clouds. Does that mean he's a thoughtful and contemplative guy? Thanks to Boom! Studios for providing a copy for review.

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9.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #119

Apr 24, 2024

Hope battles with despair as the shield protecting Earth weakens before Dark Specter's invasive infection. Radical plans forge new alliances among heroes and villains, and Rita Repulsa has a change of heart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #119.

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9.4
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #120

May 22, 2024

As Dark Specters infection reaches the Void, Ellarians dwindling hope drives her toward action that could derail Billy's plan to heal the universe in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #120.

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9.6
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #121

Jun 26, 2024

Driven by insomnia and desperation, Billy Cranston takes a leaf out of Dr Gregory Houses book, stops listening to his friends' treatment options, and contemplates a dangerous cure for Dark Specters infection in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #121.

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8.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Return (2024) #1

Feb 7, 2024

While Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #1 tackles the irresistible nature of power and the toll it takes on heroes, it illustrates how power invites enemies and divides friends.

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9.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Return (2024) #2

Mar 20, 2024

When Kimberly Harts friends break their agreement to shield Earth by not drawing power from the Morphin Grid, a villain arises to menace them all in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #2.

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9.6
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Return (2024) #3

Apr 10, 2024

While providing insight into Tommy Olivers final moments, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #3 portrays the perils of social media, the allure of power, and how clinging to the past warps ones character.

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9.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Return (2024) #4

May 29, 2024

As family fights family, older and wiser Power Rangers confront the next generation of villains, and Finsters genius resurrects the dead in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #4.

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8.8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #10

Sep 13, 2023

Targeted by former allies, a rattled hero struggles to cope in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #10. His life life couldn't get any more crazy, could it?

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9
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #13

Dec 13, 2023

After their initial consultation, Doc Sasquatch relegated Miles' therapy to a protg. Once, Miles fought at Peter Parkers side. Now, his elder colleague rarely calls. Like Spider-Man's new sidekick, Spider-Boy, Miles combats D-List villains. Miles may be more of a trainee or teammate than a team leader. Yet he's turning heads in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #13.

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9.6
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #14

Dec 29, 2023

While the Hobgoblin prepares to give Madame Masque a run for her money, Brooklyn's web-slinger plans to step up in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #14.

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9.8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #15

Jan 16, 2024

Uneasy alliances, a moment of jealousy, and his double-agent uncle force Miles to up his game as Brooklyns Team Spidey takes on Hobgoblin and Rabble in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #15.

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9
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #16

Feb 26, 2024

While Rabble and Hobgoblin use the Beyond Corporations tech to upgrade their powers, Brooklyns Team Spidey fights to prevent them from enhancing Madame Masques forces with a fleet of killer drones. Yet hovering over Miles Morales: Spider-Man #16 on an invisible glider is the fate of Miles uncle Aaron Davis. What happened to the Prowler? Was the Hornets faith in him misplaced?

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9.2
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #17

Mar 5, 2024

Heroes decide to convert a supervillain, and a public servant decides the ends justify the means in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #17.

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9.6
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #18

Apr 2, 2024

Two women with axes to grind lure Brooklyns Team Spidey to a last stand at the Cape Killers Corral in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18.

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9.4
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #19

Apr 24, 2024

As Rabble and Agent Gao make their final moves, Gust gets windy and weepy, Scorpion blasts his boss, and Miles' family gets a new face in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #19.

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9.4
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #20

May 17, 2024

A former gunrunner develops an interest in art, Shift takes responsibility for Miles young sister Billie, and High-Tail's past returns to haunt her in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #20.

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9.6
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #21

Jun 19, 2024

Haunted by his role model's betrayal and reeling from barely controlled vampirism, Miles and his fastest frenemy seek out an occult ceremony in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #21.

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8.8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #22

Jul 10, 2024

Blades plan to empower vampires demonstrates the divisions in the bloodsucking community. Blade, Dracula, and Rymr may despise each other, yet it takes a woman who despises Miles and a vampire hunter who despises Dracula to banish Rymr back to his prison dimension in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #22.

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7.3
Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea #1

May 17, 2023

Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea #1 marks a new entry in the ever-expanding Hellboy universe. I look forward to discovering how Tefnut's dream about an undefeated female gladiator influences Miss Truesdales future in her close-knit male-dominated society.

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8.8
Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea #2

Jun 14, 2023

Men ruled Hyperborea and Victorian England. Both countries practiced imperialism. Today England is a beacon of Western civilization. It's granted self-rule to former dominions and champions the rights of women. I don't know whether imperialism and women's rights are inexplicably linked, but I suspect contemporary England represents the better world Tefnut worked to create. Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea #2 glow with heroes and action, shine with Mignolaverse lore and sparkle with Tefnuts hopes of building a better world. Whether you read the issue or not, I hope youre working to transform her dreams into reality.

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9.8
Monarch (2023) #2

Mar 15, 2023

Final ThoughtsThis issue builds on a familiar premise to enhance our understanding of Barnes vision. New ideas reveal how he takes simple plot devicesfrom movies like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Invaders From Marsto craft a rich and sensitive story. A continuing plot thread following Trevons friends suggests the story will continue to grow and evolve. Oozing with warmth and ideas, Monarch #2 is a love letter to classic B-movie sci-fi. While proving a unique story, it remains grounded in caring for others and the realities of inner-city life. That, to me, seems a triumph indeed.

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8.4
Monarch (2023) #3

Apr 12, 2023

Touching scenes deepen our appreciation for Marli. Travon's love for Mankind puts his future at risk. Epic battle scenes reveal the scope of this global conflict. Sadly, the only subplot that advances this series is a psychological drama involving less-known characters. With its echoes of War Of The Worldsand all the radio, TV, movie, and comic adaptations of the classic novel by H. G. WellsMonarch #3 satisfies. Better advances in the story and greater consistency in the art will help this series reclaim the awesomeness of previous issues.

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9.5
Monarch (2023) #4

May 10, 2023

Amid a Wellsian tale of planetary invasion, this series has highlighted problems such as inner-city poverty, gangs, and the foster child system. Filled with compelling art, Monarch #4 asks why people act out their pain by hurting others. And why can't we, as a society, reduce the frequency of such acts? In an era when mass shootings regularly dominate the news, these may prove the most difficult to answer.

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Monarch (2023) #5

Jun 14, 2023

We all have an origin story. Yet life changes us. What happens when we no longer want the life we envisioned? Can we belong somewhere else? Or does switching sides mean we'll never belong anywhere? Set against a backdrop of alien invasion, Monarch #5 wrestles with profound questions thatsooner or latereach of us must ask ourselves.

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9
My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined: The Unicorn of Odd #2

Oct 13, 2023

Frank Baums modernized fairy tale gets an equine update in My Little Pony: Classics ReimaginedThe Unicorn Of Odd #2.

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9.8
My Little Pony: Maritime Mysterious (2024) #2

Jul 10, 2024

By working with Sunny and Hitch, Misty learns more about her new home and what friendship means in My Little Pony Maretime Mysteries #2. When someone is new to a place or job, working with other experienced people can get the job done.

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9.2
Napalm Lullaby (2024) #2

Apr 17, 2024

In a future where most of humanity lives in slums, dreams can become reality, and thought crimes can get you killed in Napalm Lullaby #2.

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9.6
On The Way (2023) OGN

Nov 22, 2023

The On The Way GN follows Emma on a breathtaking journey across Spain. A priest assures the comics writer and artist that she is far from alone in hiking The Way Of Saint John for nonreligious reasons. Yet she experiences the everyday miracles he promised on her month-long trek. What Emma learns during the Camino De Santiago empowers her to reassess her life and make decisions regarding her future.

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Phantom Road (2023) #1

Mar 2, 2023

Phantom Road #1's familiar premise, identifiable characters, and fast-moving story caught me in its draft and carried me along. It evokes The Twilight Zone and The Walking Dead. Edvard Munch's painting The Scream also comes to mind. As a passenger on this strange journey, I wonder where the series will take me next.

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9.6
Pine & Merrimac (2024) #1

Jan 3, 2024

Alcohol abuse leads to infidelities and felonies, while a girl's disappearance may illuminate Linnea's painful past in Pine And Merrimac #1.

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9.6
Power Rangers Unlimited: The Morphin Masters #1

Jan 31, 2024

With the universe at stake, Kimberly Hart, the pink and black Ranger Slayer, struggles to redeem her past in Power Rangers Unlimited: Morphin Masters #1. It's a fight she was never meant to win. But could she?

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9.6
Precious Metal (2024) #1

Jun 5, 2024

Max may be a fly caught in a web of intrigue, but the bounty hunter battles powerful factions amid genetically modified Humans in Precious Metal #1 as he seeks to discover the truth of his existence.

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9
Radiant Black #25

Jul 19, 2023

Dilemmas and revelations dominate Radiant Black #25, an exhilarating cosmic romp grounded in human foibles.

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9.2
Ranger Academy (2023) #7

May 1, 2024

Plagued by worries and angered by Tula's betrayal, Sage realizes she can no longer hide from the truth in Ranger Academy #7. Her lies may cost her the respect of her friends. Her forbidden color may cost her a place at the school. But Sage leaps to protect her friends when danger threatens, regardless of the consequences.

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9
Ranger Academy (2023) #8

Jun 5, 2024

Evil refuses to die, infections to the Morphin Grid linger, and Sage learns why her father turned his back on the Power Rangers in Ranger Academy #8.

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8.8
Rare Flavours (2023) #1

Sep 20, 2023

Taking inspiration from a Hindu legendand the longest epic poem ever writtenRare Flavours #1 tantalizes with its reverence for artistry as it tackles addiction and the allure of forbidden fruit.

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8.8
Rare Flavours (2023) #2

Oct 25, 2023

Exploring the relationship between pain and purification, Rare Flavours #2 ponders what we lose when we exist solely for today.

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9.2
Red Goblin (2023) #9

Oct 4, 2023

A childs optimism turns to agony when he crosses the line in Red Goblin #9. Next time Dylan Brock feels generous, perhaps he should give Norman Osborns grandson a gift certificate to Chuck E. Cheese.

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9.6
Red Sonja (2023) #4

Oct 18, 2023

As cities fall and the body count rises, the She-Devil With A Sword must shield a powerful stone from the two sorcerers who want it or unlock its power to halt the horde from sweeping across the Hyborian world in Red Sonja #4.

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9.8
Red Sonja (2023) #5

Nov 15, 2023

While Red Sonja rescues the powerless and bestows mercy on monsters, a fallen foe influences events from beyond the grave, raining destruction upon the Hyborian world in Red Sonja #5.

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9.8
Red Sonja (2023) #6

Dec 27, 2023

While power blinds people to the needs of others, mercy releases people from bonds. Yet mercy proves a double-edged sword in Red Sonja #6, as it releases the innocent and the guilty.

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9.6
Red Sonja (2023) #7

Jan 24, 2024

A sorcerer who returned from the dead seeks supernatural power, and ancient gods judge Humans guilty of crimes against nature in Red Sonja #7.

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9.2
Red Sonja (2023) #8

Feb 28, 2024

While Kulan Gath steals another sorcerer's memories, Red Sonja finds a partner and a god whose children once menaced another Hyborian hero makes the world his killing field in Red Sonja #8.

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9
Red Sonja (2023) #9

Mar 27, 2024

With Red Sonja torn between protecting the innocent and attacking Kulan Gath, the sorcerer waits for Humans to request his protection from the divine carnage he unleashed in Red Sonja #9.

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8.6
Red Sonja: Empire of the Damned (2024) #1

Apr 9, 2024

Red Sonja: Empire Of The Damned #1 is a blood-splattered story filled with fighting and death. Fueled by an adventurers ambition and Red Sonja's lust for life, the fast-paced story leaves you breathless to discover the truth behind a haunting legend.

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9.6
Redcoat (2024) #2

May 15, 2024

When Simon's immortality malfunctions in Redcoat #2, he and Albert Einstein race across New England to prevent the magic inside him from sparking a holocaust that consumes the United States.

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9.7
Redcoat (2024) #3

Jun 26, 2024

Simon Pure and Benedict (Arnold) Armistice couldn't be more different. Neither likes nor admires the other. Yet they once joined forces for a terrible purpose: to wipe out the founding fathers of the United States. Can the two immortals reunite to save Simon's life in Redcoat #3? Or will the frenemies provoke an apocalypse?

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7.5
Robotech: Rick Hunter (2023) #1

Aug 2, 2023

While we yearn to follow our dreams, we must first address everyday demands. Robotech: Rick Hunter #1 suggests we focus on our footsteps as we tread the rocky road toward our destination.

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9.2
Rook Exodus (2024) #1

Apr 3, 2024

Haunted by his past, Rook fears his friends will turn against him. Abandoned by his fellow humans, he works frantically to escape his adopted planet before it descends into savagery in Rook Exodus #1.

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9.5
Royal City: Compendium One #1

Jul 14, 2023

Real and surreal visions intertwine in Royal City: Compendium One, a story about family, loss, change, and finding your path forward by discovering the truth inside yourself.

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8
Savage Red Sonja (2023) #1

Nov 1, 2023

Fending off the claws of loneliness and despair, the She-Devil With A Sword battles inhuman beasts and aids a prince and his consort while seeking a legendary gemstone in Savage Red Sonja #1.

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8.2
Savage Red Sonja (2023) #2

Nov 29, 2023

The She-Devil's sword cannot save someone she sought to protect in Savage Red Sonja #2. Nor can it defend her against the horrors that await her in King Greshs haunted castle.

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8.8
Savage Red Sonja (2023) #3

Jan 3, 2024

Red Sonja mourns those she tried to save, offers to release someone from an oath, and investigates those who crave King Greshs blood ruby in Savage Red Sonja #3.

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9
Savage Red Sonja (2023) #4

Feb 14, 2024

The She-Devil With A Sword investigates the secrets and lies that bind a village while battling thieves and hired killers in Savage Red Sonja #4.

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9.4
Scarlett (2024) #1

Jun 12, 2024

Scarlett doesn't care how many international intelligence operations she blows wide open or how many weapons deals she detonates. All she knows is that Jinx is alive, and she'll do anything to be with her friend in Scarlett #1.

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9
Scarlett (2024) #2

Jul 3, 2024

Scarlett delights Storm Shadow and Hard Master by hacking through their loyal troops, then undertakes a suicide mission to prove her worth to the ninja clan leaders. She does all this to resume her friendship with Jinx in Scarlett #2. But didn't Jinx tell her to stay away?

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9.3
Second Coming: Trinity #1

Apr 5, 2023

Pleasing composition and imagery accompany inspiring ideas, character development, and story themes in Second Coming Trinity #1. Relatable characters and situations seasoned with humor and charm invite readers to reevaluate their lives and interactions with others.

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9
Shazam! (2023) #2

Jun 13, 2023

Dynamic art, vibrant coloring, and an involving story convey Billy Batsons trial of identity in Shazam! #2.

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9.4
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (2023): Fatal Exams #1

Sep 6, 2023

Privileged students discover spirituality as powerful interests threaten the indigenous inhabitants of the forbidden zone in Sheena Queen of the Jungle: Fatal Exams #1.

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9.6
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (2023): Fatal Exams #2

Oct 4, 2023

Greed, corruption, and a strange form of spiritualism make Sheena Queen of the Jungle: Fatal Exams #2 an action-packed mystery involving death in paradise.

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9.4
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (2023): Fatal Exams #3

Nov 8, 2023

Wheels within wheels, a large cast of characters, balloon-packed panels, and two compelling mysteries make this jungle tale a demanding but absorbing and exciting read. For maximum enjoyment, reread the first two issues, keep your Spanish-to-English dictionary close by, and unearth the treasures buried within the pages of Sheena Queen of the Jungle: Fatal Exams #3.

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Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (2023): Fatal Exams #4

Dec 13, 2023

A rich man finds inspiration in the ancient writings of an imprisoned priest, and investigations into the Forbidden Zone reveal a link with Americas C.I.A. in Sheena Queen of the Jungle: Fatal Exams #4.

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9.6
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (2023): Fatal Exams #5

Jan 31, 2024

Like the Val Verde Chameleon, Sheena hunts down a murderer in civilization and lets nature judge the accused in the jungle. Sheena Queen of the Jungle: Fatal Exams #5 reveals the dangers inherent in Amazon Wishlists, Artificial Intelligence, and watching too much TV.

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9.2
Sirens of the City (2023) #4

Oct 25, 2023

While mythological beings battle in Sirens Of The City #4, a frightened, pregnant siren seeks answers to her identity and who she can trust.

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8.5
Space Job (2023) #2

Mar 8, 2023

After a head-scratcher start, SPACE JOB #2 gets this series moving. Don't expect anything in this story to make sense: half the fun is that it doesn't. Quirky, oddball humor enhances thoughtful character portrayals and an intriguing mystery. Captain Olivier may never command a starship on the Paramount+ network, but the luminous art evokes all the grandeur of TV shows like Discovery, Strange New Worlds, and Picard.

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9.4
Space Job (2023) #3

Apr 12, 2023

Final ThoughtsDespite an overwhelming number of moving parts, everything comes together in Space Job #3 to propel this series forward. Characters work toward accomplishing their goals and making their lives count. A series that started as merely wacky fun takes on a greater scope. As always, gorgeous art provides a feast for those eyeing the final frontier.

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9.6
Space Job (2023) #4

Jun 28, 2023

Humor, character growth, and immersing art propel the wacky but loveable crew of the S.S. George H.W. Bush toward a cliffhanger in Space Job #4. Chart your course for adventure and your mind on a bittersweet cosmic romance.

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9.6
Space Usagi (2023): Death and Honor #1

Dec 14, 2023

When armies battle to control the cosmos, a young man must surrender his future to safeguard the present. Amid battles, bargains, and betrayals, Space Usagi: Death And Honor #1 asks which is better: to lead or to serve?

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9.6
Space Usagi (2023): Death and Honor #2

Jan 17, 2024

After escaping Lord Matabes clutches, Commander Usagi battles his code of honor, loyalty to Lord Hideaki, and reverence for propriety while protecting Prince Kiyoshi in the futuristic yet prehistoric Space Usagi: Death And Honor #2.

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9.6
Space Usagi (2023): Death and Honor #3

Mar 5, 2024

Commander Usagi faces a duel to the death, the Mino fleet engages Lord Matabes dreadnaught, and the women turn the tables on the men in Space Usagi: Death And Honor #3.

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9
Spider-Boy (2023) #1

Nov 7, 2023

Madame Monstrositys links to the Scorpion and the Human Flyas revealed in Amazing Spider-Man #31combined with Daily Bugle demonizing compare Marvels newest Spidey Hero with Spider-Mans turbulent past. After Bailey proved he could tackle adult villains in Dan Slotts Spider-Man #11, Peter Parker steps aside to let his new sidekick battle people from his past and make all-new friends in the all-ages Spider-Boy #1.

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9.6
Spider-Boy (2023) #4

Feb 21, 2024

Bailey stops trying to gain Spider-Man's respect and embraces his inner monster, while Madame Monstrosity reveals the identity of his mother in Spider-Boy #4.

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9.6
Spider-Boy (2023) #7

May 29, 2024

When Spider-Boy needs rescuing from Madame Monstrosity's lair, his friends discover Baileys greatest superpower. Amid all the Whoing and Cooing, Spider-Man battles a Crocodile with a flamethrower, Squirrel Girl gets a Toy-Boy, and Madame Monstrosity asks Bailey for a Forget-Me-Not in Spider-Boy #7.

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9.4
Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider (2024) #1

May 29, 2024

Despite the TVA's orders to lie low, Gwen makes headlines and becomes the target of a savage killer in Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider #1.

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9.8
Spider-Man (2022) #10

Jul 5, 2023

While striving be our brothers (and sisters) keepers, Spider-Man #10 reminds us that we must also care for ourselves.

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9.5
Spider-Man (2022) #11

Aug 16, 2023

Spider-Man #11 is a delectable anthology-in-miniature, wrapped in the candy coating of Peter Parkers dilemma. While the stories entertain, they also set the cornerstone for later adventures. I look forward to seeing what Dan Slott and Paco Medina build atop this foundation in their upcoming Spider-Boy series.

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9.6
Spider-Woman (2023) #7

May 1, 2024

Jessica Drew leaps to others' aid, reunites with an ex, trades venom shocks with a fiery foe, and meets a group of ultrapowered strangers in Spider-Woman #7.

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9
Spider-Woman (2023) #8

Jun 26, 2024

Jessica Drew becomes a fish out of water on her return to San Francisco as she tackles corporate greed, homelessness, and the ethics of Heroes For Hire in Spider-Woman #8.

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9.2
Spine-Tingling Spider-Man (2023) #1

Oct 18, 2023

Are superpowers a blessing or a curse? Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1 explores Peter Parker's weird mental landscape and the concessions heroes make to serve others.

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9.2
Spine-Tingling Spider-Man (2023) #2

Nov 22, 2023

Dan Slotts recent series freed Peter from Spider-Man duties, which allowed him to devote more time to his family and career. By stripping away his spider powers and identity, Saladin Ahmed frees Peter from any responsibility to himself and others. Yet even while fighting for his life in Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #2, Peter grasps opportunities to help others.

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9.2
Spine-Tingling Spider-Man (2023) #3

Dec 20, 2023

Peter Parker can't trust anyone he meets or anything he sees. Thought-provoking scenes and mesmerizing imagery ensure Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #3 lingers long after the violent, fast-paced story ends.

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9.4
Spine-Tingling Spider-Man (2023) #4

Feb 6, 2024

Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #4 plumbs Peter Parker's soul. The issue leaves our hero with no easy answers. Will Peter hesitate the next time danger threatens? Will he overreact to a threatening villain? Peter survives this harrowing ordeal. But does he emerge the victor or the victim?

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9.4
Star Wars (2020) #33

Apr 5, 2023

Star Wars #33 packs a battle with the Killdroids, Lukes growing relationship with the Force, and Landos commitment to the Rebel Alliance in one spectacular issue. Filled with action and drama, it's sure to please fans of all ages, whether they've seen the Death Star explode twice or more times than they can remember.

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9
Star Wars (2020) #34

May 3, 2023

In Star Wars #34, Luke Skywalker embarks on a supremely personal journey: to piece together all it means to be a Jedi from the scraps of information available to him. Charles Soule's story harkens back to early Star Wars stories by novelists like Alan Dean Foster and comic luminaries Roy Thomas and Archie Goodwin while fitting squarely into today's cinematic universe.

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9.8
Star Wars (2020) #35

Jun 7, 2023

Star Wars #35 focuses on three involving characters and explores the Jedi's relationship with the Force. Rich art enhances this densely-told story as the tension builds toward a climax that tests each person's ethics and loyalties.

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10
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #32

Mar 22, 2023

Amid action-packed scenes of triumph and betrayal, characters make complex and heartbreaking choices in Star Wars: Darth Vader #32. Heroes seem a little less heroic, and villains a little less villainous, as each strives to protect those they care about and make the galaxy a safer, more equitable, and better place. Place a box of tissues close by when you read this issue. Don't risk water damage with a comic this good!

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8.7
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (2023): Jabba's Palace #1

Mar 30, 2023

Droids fill the Star Wars universe. Some, like R2-D2, have great character. Otherslike C3POhave great comic potential. Most merely do their jobsclocking in and out of their duty shiftswithout drawing attention to themselves. Eightyem reminds me a little of L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story. He would have cared about droid rights. He might even have fought for them. Who knows what he might have done but for the restraining bolt that held him captive in Star Wars: Return of the JediJabbas Palace #1?

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8
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (2023): Ewoks #1

Apr 12, 2023

Star Wars: Return of the JediEwoks #1 reminds us that the inhabitants of Endor were much more than teddy bears with spears. As in the film, they represent an ordinary person confronting a more powerful foe. Like David challenging Goliath, or the thirteen colonies taking on the British Empire, bravery and determination can help anyone achieve victory. Perhaps that explains why, forty years on, the Ewoks still speak to Star Wars fans.

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9
Star Wars: Yoda (2022) #5

Mar 15, 2023

Jody Houser steals much mystery by revealing the truth behind the dark vision Krrsish fears. Still, I like how her story suggests that anxiety transformed heroes into villains that transformed the Republic into an Empire. Rich, vibrant art conveys the battle for Krrsishs soul in Star Wars Yoda #5. Like some Jedi who came before him, let's hope the Wookies story doesnt end in tragedy.

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7.4
Star Wars: Yoda (2022) #6

Apr 19, 2023

A battle between students highlights a growing rift in the Jedi Order. Star Wars Yoda #6 reveals the legendary Jedi Master's concern for others, how hard he works for the institution he loves, and how harshly he judges himself.

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8.5
Starsigns (2023) #1

May 3, 2023

Are you feeling overwhelmed today? The strong characters, appealing art, and intriguing premise of Starsigns #1 will converge to bring you joy. Despite the slow-paced introduction, you will look forward to seeing how Tatiana and Rana's lives align and how they adapt to the changes destined to rock their worlds.

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7.5
Starsigns (2023) #2

Jun 7, 2023

Starsigns #2 stumbles while advancing the series but addresses contemporary issues like race, diversity, and immigration and introduces promising new characters.

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9.5
Superior Spider-Man (2023) #1

Nov 15, 2023

While loss and memory haunt Doc Ock, Spider-Man, and Spider-Boy, the pint-size wallcrawler demonstrates surprising resilience in Superior Spider-Man #1.

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8.4
Superior Spider-Man (2023) #3

Jan 25, 2024

In this homage to the storytelling genius of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Doctor Octavius grows closer to grasping his former mantle. Superior Spider-Man #3 ponders how much a hero can trust a villain and asks: “Do people become evil because they can't trust others?”

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9.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2024): Alpha

Jun 5, 2024

One leader rallies the drugged and dispirited captives of a mutant trafficking ring, while another realizes that Humans and Mutants need each other in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Alpha #1.

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9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best Of: Alopex #1

Apr 10, 2024

From ferocious arctic fox to streetwise ninja leader, the mutant Alopex has endured the trials and hardships of modern life. She navigates a maze of twists and turns, pulling Raphael into her struggles before leaving the mutant turtle behind. TMNT Best Of Alopex #1 showcases her struggles with change and her unending search for a home.

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9.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black, White & Green (2024) #1

May 8, 2024

The stories in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black White & Green #1 ponder the most effective means of crime-fighting, the influence of power, and how creation often springs from mistakes. Donatello dominates this quartet of turtle tales, reminding us how his genius helps the team battle their superpowered foes.

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9.4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan (2024) #1

Mar 26, 2024

Bad intel from Oroku Karais mysterious employers leads to tragedy and sacrifice in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan #1.

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9.6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan (2024) #2

Apr 24, 2024

Casey Jones gives Karai a finger, Rocksteady gets Zodi's sting, people party with Edgar Allen Poe, and the Dog Star Clan reassesses their rivals threat level in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan #2.

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9.4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan (2024) #3

May 15, 2024

The leader of the Dog Star Clan shakes the ground beneath Oroku Karais feet while suing for peace, prompting her to demonstrate how ruthless she can be in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan #3.

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9.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan (2024) #4

Jun 26, 2024

Like John Wagner and Vince Locke's classic graphic novel, the Foot Clan's past is A History Of Violence. Karai seeks to rule over others with an iron fist in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan #4. But is crushing anyone who opposes you the best way to achieve your destiny?

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9.8
The Addams Family: Charlatans Web (2023) #1

Nov 22, 2023

The Addams Family: Charlatans Web #1 celebrates children's individuality, suggests the riches families can provide, and reminds us that “normality” is not necessarily ideal.

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8.6
The Dead Lucky (2022) #8

Aug 23, 2023

A revelation rocks Bibianas understanding of her superpowers when her last mission returns to haunt her in Dead Lucky #8.

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8.6
The Dead Lucky (2022) #9

Sep 27, 2023

After a friends return from the dead rocks Bibianas world, he threatens to destroy everything shes worked for in Dead Lucky #9.

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8.8
The Dead Lucky (2022) #10

Nov 8, 2023

When a billionaire loses interest in his technological empire, someone transforms his creations into soulless killers in Dead Lucky #10.

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8.4
The Deviant (2023) #1

Nov 15, 2023

A comic writer seeking a key to his past finds affinity with a condemned killer in The Deviant #1.

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9.6
The Deviant (2023) #2

Dec 20, 2023

Michaels attempt to write about the horrific murder of two department store elves shines a spotlight on the ambiguity of his life–and the way politics and culture often divide us–in The Deviant #2.

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8.6
The Last Mermaid (2024) #1

Mar 6, 2024

A mermaid and her pet roam a world that once belonged to us in The Last Mermaid #1. As they hunt for the water they need to survive, a cloaked figure without a face follows their progress in this mesmerizing and atmospheric debut.

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9.6
The Ministry of Compliance (2023) #2

Jan 3, 2024

A Biracial woman struggles to cope with the terrors and brutality of being a double agent and understand the dangers aliens pose to Humanity in The Ministry Of Compliance #2.

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8.8
The Ministry of Compliance (2023) #3

Feb 20, 2024

As Avigail seeks the means to escape Earth, Humans, Biracials, and aliens question their loyalties and where they belong in The Ministry Of Compliance #3.

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8.8
The One Hand (2024) #1

Feb 7, 2024

After a long and storied career, a retiring detective leaps back into the fray to solve the case that made and plagued his career in The One Hand #1.

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9.8
The Savage Sword of Conan (2024) #1

Feb 29, 2024

After Conan battles monsters, lays siege to a doomed city, and pursues a woman promised to Set, Soloman Kane tracks a creature terrorizing a remote Welsh community in Savage Sword Of Conan #1.

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9.2
The Savage Sword of Conan (2024) #2

May 1, 2024

Inhuman monsters kill villagers and plant the dead in gardens, while gods walk the Earth and guide their worshippers' thoughts in the Savage Sword Of Conan #2.

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9.5
The Savage Sword of Conan (2024) #3

Jul 10, 2024

In Frank Tieris blood-dripping tale, Conan is Once Bitten, Twice Shy. Patch Zirchers Soloman Kane finale evokes classic adventure tales by H Rider Haggard. Alan Quah drops the Cimmerian into an underworld guarded by a menacing monster. The stories and art in Savage Sword Of Conan #3 celebrate the barbarian hero's origins in Weird Tales magazine.

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7.5
The Scorched (2022) #16

Mar 22, 2023

The Spawn Universe has been spinning stories for decades. Dipping your feet into a team book like The Scorched #16 won't be easy. As a newcomer, I won't even pretend to understand half of what this issue holds. If you're fascinated by Saint John's Book Of Revelation and stories about great clashes between powerful mythological forces, you might check out this series. You don't need to understand everything about a long-form story like this to enjoy it. After all, the less you know, the more you get to discover.

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9.3
The Scorched (2022) #17

Apr 26, 2023

Final ThoughtsScorched #17 hits readers hard with memories of the 2003 Columbia disaster, our recent Covid-19 experience and the tribulations prophesied in St. Johns Book Of Revelation. Audacious and energizing, this team book will remind you how Image revolutionized comics in the '90s.

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8.4
The Scorched (2022) #18

May 31, 2023

Heroes and villains fight amid the destruction and plague threatening Humanity in The Scorched #18. Will they survive to defend Earth against the planet eaters that consumed Monolith's world? Tune in Next Issue. Same great publisher. Same great series. Same great local comic shop!

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9
The Scorched (2022) #19

Jun 28, 2023

Human or alien, living or spawn, Scorched #19 reminds us that mourning and loss are traits we all share. Meditations on those drawn to power, and Terry Pratchett's definition of evil, highlight this pause amid the raging apocalypse.

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9.2
The Scorched (2022) #20

Jul 26, 2023

While Scorched #20 explores what drives populist uprisings, it strips away centuries of history to reveal the truth underlying the pillars of Human civilization and our relationship with otherworldly beings.

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9.6
The Scorched (2022) #21

Aug 30, 2023

Heroes and villains transform and form new alliances in Scorched #21, a powerful meditation on greed, power, and motherhood.

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9.6
The Scorched (2022) #22

Oct 11, 2023

Still suffering from the virus that nearly killed her, She-Spawn battles the Planet Eaters and combats greed and blindness in The Scorched #22.

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9.2
The Space Between (2023) #1

Nov 1, 2023

A peaceful protest sparks societal change aboard a generation ship in The Space Between #1, a comic sure to please fanciers of cats and science fiction.

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9.6
The Spectacular Spider-Men (2024) #1

Mar 6, 2024

The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 honors webslinger history as Peter Parker and Miles Morales explore the age gap, find common ground, discover acquaintances old and new, and uncover the Jackals legacy at Empire State University.

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9.4
The Spectacular Spider-Men (2024) #2

Apr 17, 2024

In The Spectacular Spider-Men #2, Jackal's cloning experiments continue to threaten society. Some students prove more adept than others at discerning fantasy from reality. Greg Weisman's Spider-ode to Cheers spins a healthy web of Thwippage and Quippage while reminding us that nurturing relationships is as important as accomplishing personal and career goals.

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9.2
The Spectacular Spider-Men (2024) #3

May 29, 2024

While students go missing at Empire State University, two emotional vampires suck the life of people by fulfilling their cravings in The Spectacular Spider-Men #3. But is this real life or just a fantasy that could detonate every cell in their bodies?

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8.2
Thundercats (2024) #1

Feb 7, 2024

Robbed of his teen years, a young hero struggles to lead the hunted survivors of his race with the strength of his adult body and a mythic sword in ThunderCats #1.

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9.4
Thundercats (2024) #2

Mar 13, 2024

Danger threatens a retreating army, a despondent leader seeks renewal, and a mysterious figure deploys nefarious plans as a power struggle brews in ThunderCats #2.

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9.4
Thundercats (2024) #3

Apr 17, 2024

Repressed anger prompts a challenge to Lion-Os leadership, a beloved friend returns, a mysterious room showcases a MuTant weapon, and a villain discovers new adversaries in ThunderCats #3.

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9.6
TMNT / Usagi Yojimbo: Saturday Morning Adventures #1

Jun 19, 2024

Raphael grudgingly leaves New York City amid signs of his rising popularity. Yet Raphael endorses their mission wholeheartedly when he discovers the threat to Usagi's world. He requests poetry, admonishes Donatello for labeling people, and discovers a new favorite vehicle in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: Saturday Morning Adventures #1.

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9.6
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #6

Oct 25, 2023

An idealist discovers what paves the road to hell in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #6.

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9.2
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #7

Nov 29, 2023

While returning readers to the era of rabbit-ear TVs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #7 reminds us that everyone celebrates the holidays differently, benefactors may use and discard you, and artistry is better encouraged than demanded.

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9.4
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #8

Dec 27, 2023

While tackling an all-too-familiar malaise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #8 reminds us to look inward to find solutions to our problems rather than look for others to blame.

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9.6
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #9

Jan 10, 2024

A time-traveling maiden, a bank job gone wrong, and a magical sword threaten to unleash paradoxes on the multiverse in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #9.

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9.6
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #10

Feb 7, 2024

Leonard becomes a mythical Japanese being, Shredder tricks a feudal lord, Raphael overcomes his downbeat outlook, and Professor McGuffin needs to upgrade to CD-Roms in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #10.

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9.8
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #11

Mar 6, 2024

The Turtles must use all their strengths to prevent the Technodrome from striking back in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #11.

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9.6
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #12

Apr 24, 2024

When an all-powerful imp loses his taste for porcelain, he challenges the heroes in a half-shell to face epic odds and be entertaining in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #12. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo must be light on their feet and not overthink their strategies as they take on the almighty Ogg.

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9.8
TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures (2023) #13

May 22, 2024

From a jungle to a futuristic city, the All-Powerful Mister Ogg tests the Turtles' mettle using a divide-and-conquer strategy in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #13. The pressure is on Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. If anyone stumbles, they all could die!

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8.5
Transformers (2023) #1

Oct 10, 2023

A grieving man and his son suffer loss and make powerful allies when a race of robots brings their savage war to Earth in the brutal and devastating Transformers #1.

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9.2
Transformers (2023) #3

Dec 6, 2023

Fears of alien invasion blind small-town heroes to potential allies and endanger the innocent. While Cliffjumper gets no respect in Transformers #3, the diminutive Autobots humor and determination provide the sparkle Bumblebee might have ignited. Alas, poor Bumblebee.

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9.2
Transformers (2023) #4

Jan 10, 2024

While Humans and Autobots join forces to save Spike Witwicky's life, Carly and Cliffjumper discover a surprising kinship in Transformers #4.

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9.4
Transformers (2023) #5

Feb 20, 2024

As Optimus Prime and Starscream race to revive their armies, Transformers #5 asks if war is an inevitable outcome of sentience and reminds us that good things come in all shapes and sizes.

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9.5
Transformers (2023) #6

Mar 13, 2024

A Human leads an Autobot, an ally makes the ultimate sacrifice, and when heroes hold their enemies in their clutches, they refuse to kill in Transformers #6.

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9.6
Transformers (2023) #7

Apr 10, 2024

While war rages on Cybertron, the Decepticon and Autobot battles escalate their conflict on Earth even as both sides struggle to rebuild in Transformers #7.

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9.8
Transformers (2023) #8

May 8, 2024

Friends hurt each other yet draw strength from togetherness, while brokenness, pity, and vengeance rock Autobots, Decepticons, and Humans alike in Transformers #8.

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9.4
Transformers (2023) #9

Jun 12, 2024

The Autobots receive reinforcements. Another leader joins the Decepticons. Soundwave gets a talking gun. And a Cybertronian makes the ultimate sacrifice in Transformers #9.

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9.6
Transformers (2023) #10

Jul 10, 2024

Shockwave becomes the master of two worlds while Optimus Primes ranks fracture, a Decepticon becomes a conscientious objector, and a pacifist could prove pivotal in the war for Earth in Transformers #10.

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9
Traveling to Mars (2022) #8

Sep 27, 2023

As Roy reaches his destination, Traveling To Mars #8 illustrates the coming apocalypse and hints there's still time to make our future brighter.

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9.2
Traveling to Mars (2022) #9

Nov 7, 2023

Do you ever feel unwanted? Traveling To Mars #9 reminds us of the pain of abandonment and how those who work hardest are often deemed inconsequential and needy.

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9
Traveling to Mars (2022) #10

Feb 13, 2024

Bittersweet and satisfying, Traveling To Mars #10 delivers a poignant reminder to live our lives to the fullest, cherish those closest to us, and nourish others' beliefs and values.

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9.4
Traveling to Mars (2022) #11

Apr 3, 2024

A man passed over in life finds peace, and a slave community embarks on an odyssey in Traveling To Mars #11.

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9.8
Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! (2024) #2

May 29, 2024

Kate Marsden grapples with local legend, an obsessed scientist, drug traffickers, a serial killer, and the limits of her exhausted body and damaged mind in Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives #2.

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9.8
Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! (2024) #3

Jun 26, 2024

In Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives #3, Dan Watters and Ram V pit the people who inhabit nature with those who violate it to enhance their status in civilization. The jungle of Peru becomes a battleground between those who burn for revenge and those who seek to become something more.

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9.4
Usagi Yojimbo (2023): The Crow #1

Apr 3, 2024

Usagi Yojimbo: The Crow #1 ponders the dangers of helping strangers without knowing all the facts, shows how the necessities of life drive people into moral gray areas, and introduces a character linked with a revered historical personage.

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9.6
Usagi Yojimbo (2023): The Crow #2

May 8, 2024

Yukichis lighthearted innocence has buoyed Usagi's lonesome journey. But a senseless attack on another samurai's honor could prove his undoing in Usagi Yojimbo: The Crow #2.

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9.8
Usagi Yojimbo (2023): The Crow #3

Jun 12, 2024

Fate offers Usagi a hand as an act of selfishness returns to bite Inuyoshis bounty hunters amid a powerful meditation on friendship and loyalty in Usagi Yojimbo: The Crow #3.

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9.8
Usagi Yojimbo (2023): Ice and Snow #4

Jan 24, 2024

After surviving an attacking winter demon, Usagi and Yokichi flee a fanatical fiend and his band of thieves who want Usagis head on his spear in Usagi Yojimbo: Ice & Snow #4.

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9.7
W0rldtr33 #1

Apr 26, 2023

Final ThoughtsW0rldtr33 #1 tackles the increasing intrusion of Artificial Intelligence and our desensitizing addiction to violent entertainment in a mature manner. Visually arresting and thought-provoking, fans of Blade Runner and Terminator movies, and readers who still revere Isaac Asimov and Harlan Ellison, should not miss this powerful debut.

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9
W0rldtr33 #2

May 31, 2023

While healthy societies can withstand gradual change, rapid transformation tears apart the social fabric that clothes our collective lives. W0rldtr33 #2 explores the duality of ordinary humanslove versus a desire for power and wealth, how service becomes corrupted, and how what we create can destroy us. More importantly, it questions how we respond to threats. What price do we pay for the common good, and do the ends ever justify the means?

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9.4
W0rldtr33 #3

Jun 28, 2023

W0rldtr33 #3 overturns our preconceptions and ponders how readily we may advance objectives detrimental to our well-being.

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9.8
Web of Spider-Man (2024) #1

Mar 20, 2024

As crimelords, vampires, HYDRA, goblins, and Eternals threaten our world, Limbos borders weaken, and heroes from across the spider-verse unite to combat threats to the Web Of Life And Destiny in Web Of Spider-Man #1.

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8.5
X-23: Deadly Regenesis (2023) #3

May 31, 2023

X-23 Deadly Regenesis #3 delves into Lauras history, exploring previously unrevealed events from writer Marjorie Lius series a dozen years ago. It reveals the perils of substance abuse and questions definitions of heroism. While Laura doesn't carry out any missions, or go a second round with Haymaker, richly detailed scenes and dramatic situations suggest that Kimura will deploy her living weapon soon.

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8.8
X-Force (2019) #43

Aug 30, 2023

Sage struggles to control her team as Domino races to discover Colossus secrets in X-Force #43.

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9.4
X-Force (2019) #45

Oct 6, 2023

While Sage and Domino seek the key to mutant liberation, a prisoners desperate bid for freedom could doom countless others in X-Force #45.

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8
X-O Manowar: Unconquered #1

Mar 14, 2023

Final ThoughtsX-O Manowar Unconquered #1 delves into the rich history of Aric of Dacia. Galactic events and strange, new characters invite comparisons with director John Boormans movies Zardoz and Excalibur. While much is glimpsed only through mist, fire, and stars, this first issue promises a unique and cosmic rebirth for Valiants flagship hero.

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8.2
X-O Manowar: Unconquered #2

Apr 19, 2023

Steeped in the history and culture of ancient Rome, X-O Manowar Unconquered #2 returns Aric of Dacia to his 5th Century roots. Like Soothsayer Nimanes visions, one glimpses his adventures through a glass darkly. While characters and situations coalesce, other mysteriessuch as the identity of Emperor Ursus Noxremain. As with Ridley Scotts movie Alien, the story and art leave us much to ponder.

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8.4
X-O Manowar: Unconquered #3

May 24, 2023

Final ThoughtsPlotting in the ranks, discoveries aboard General Cadmus' command ship, and a powerful vision remind us of Aric's past and reveal much about the Nova Romanus. More mystery than space opera, X-O Manowar Unconquered #3 imbues characters with more humanity, giving their plightsand plotswelcome clarity.

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