Harrison Rawdin's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: SnapPow.com, Unleash The Fanboy Reviews: 1933
8.0Avg. Review Rating

Here's one release that was easy to grade, as Barbarella #12comes highly recommended. So if for some reason you haven't been reading this volume please snag a copy plus the previous back issues, because whether you love the icon or not the team turned in a worthy adventure.

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Faith: Dreamside #3 is high quality entertainment that should please established fans while drawing in some curious ones. It's just easy to absorb thanks in large part to a creative team that focuses in more on what's happening rather than the reasons behind it. So by all means whether you've been keeping up on the saga of Ms. Herbertor not now's a great time to take a chance and see what the fuss is all about.

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Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1 may not be ground breaking but it does its job well enough to be a good entry point for curious readers looking for a simple webhead adventure. It's familiar territory that carries more than a few good moments that make it worth a look this week.

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What we have with Sonic the Hedgehog #11 is a good entry that does right by its icon while letting us all accept the wide range of characters that now populate his world. The Genesis started my fandom with the Blue Blurand the years may have changed him but it still warms my heart to know that IDW is keeping his legacy alive. So by all means run, or sprint, to your nearest comic shop to grab yourself a copy!

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The Warning #1 is that one outing this Wednesday that holds your attention even though it doesn't move fast or push things too far forward. It's a slow burn that gives out just enough information to get readers hooked on just whatever is going on here. Recommended.

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Zombie Outlaw #3 is an issue that keeps the legacy of this indie comic going strong, with a creative team that clearly loves the story their telling. It sets up #4 nicely and hopefully the wait won't be too long considering how things end up for one of our heroes. Recommended.

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As always with these type of yarns things take a turn for the worse whileAndy and his pals are faced with growing problems in their town. Burnouts #3 is new reader friendly from start to finish, boasting a creative team that seems ready to deliver the goods. Recommended.

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To be completely honest Cold Spots #4 is one of those indie gems that are just easy to grade. The team behind this, with quality in mind, delivers a penultimate outing that feels right in sync so much so four issues in the whole experience comes highly recommended.

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Halfway through Conspiracy #1 I thought I was reading one story and then the author pulled the rug from under me and I realized I wasn't. As you look from panel to panel you'll see a solid display, sturdy narrative and a few notable surprises so much so that I can readily recommend this one. So by all means, as we all get ready for our holiday weekend add this good release to your buy pile and be thankful for Zenescope.

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The big fight on Barsoom concludes here as Dejah Thoris #10 blends with its parent saga by seamlessly tying some loose narrative strings together with a fitting finish. It's fun to read and easy to recommendto any reader looking for an excuse to journey back to the red landscape of Mars. So do yourself a favor and when you shop at you local store this week see if you can snag this plus the previous issues.

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Exorsisters #2 is exactly what it needs to be… a really good supernatural adventure yarn that drips with personality from cover to cover. Just accept what the creative team is trying to sell. Smart simple fun and all for the low price of $3.99, so let me ask: what are you waiting for?

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Sometimes you see an indie title coming down the pipeline and you know you gotta remember to snag yourself a copy. That's the reality when you peel back the cover of Middlewest #1, as it's a starting point that stumbles slightly but with a solid creative team at its back puls one heck of a finish it more than earns a right to be on your pull-list. Consider it required reading before or during your Thanksgiving feast.

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Here's the deal Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #3 is what you hope to find when you pick up a crossover. Its heart is in the right place as the creative team seeks to please fans of both franchises. In other words: this is a well spun jaunt that entertains all the way to its cliffhanger finish.

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I absolutely dug Eclipse #10! The minds behind this science fiction story kept their arc moving forward while allowing the cast plenty of room to maneuver. It was just a treat to read and cover, so much so that I'm eager to see where it goes from here as this one comes recommended.

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Grimm Tales of Terror Volume 4 #6 is a terrific outing that plays to the strengths of the episodic franchise. If you've never tried this title before this is a good one to start with, just remember: be on the lookout for a mysterious redhead as this entry comes recommended.

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Project Superpowers Vol. 3 #2 is a smartly crafted piece of fiction that feels like a true event in its own right. We get exactly what we need from this second round as a large legion of heroes do what they can as a dastardly villain sets the stage for what's next.

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From cover to cover Michael Turner's Fathom Vol. 7 #3 is an easy comic to grade because it ebbs and flows with a narrative that works. It won't disappoint long time fans by any stretch of the imagination as this latest issue does right by them and comes recommended.

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Let's be honest James Bond: Origin #1 pays respect to the icon himself while making a story that seems rather right for the characters involved. We have a really good start that sets a more than sturdy tone for what should be a rather solid mini-series.

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Spawn #289 is here and it's a prime example as to why you need this book on your pull-list! It's outstanding that after all this time the creative team still finds ways to keep this saga relevant and engaging. You can't argue with the overall quality as this comes highly recommended.

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Unnatural #3 is one release that's easy to grade because it's just so good! The quality within, from the players to the plot they face, makes it all understandable and easy to follow so by all means go get those first two issues plus this one at it comes highly recommended.

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X-O Manowar #18 carries a steady pace and a strong focus on exactly what the creative team behind it intends to share with their audience. In short: if you've been wondering whether or not you should take the time to catch up the answer is: yes, yes you should.

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Harbinger Wars 2 #4 brings this conflict to a pause in all the right ways as the creative team does what they can to set the stage for the stories that are bound to come. There'a lot to like in this release and there's no denying its quality as this conclusion comes recommended. (8.4 / 10)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #19 is all about setting the stage, as the Age of Camelot ramps up its bid to take over! Merlin is a sturdy villain that presents a threat while our try to prep for whatever comes next.

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Witchblade #7 was worth the wait as the creative team starts their new arc on the right food. Dynamic pictures just pop when they're combined with compelling dialogue which allows this volume to shine without relying on the history of the franchise.

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Aphrodite V #2 is early enough in the new volume that if you missed issue one just go out and grab this! The team delivers a welcoming issue that cements an insanely awesome mini-series which features a robotic assassin trying to be more than she is.

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Artifact One #0 does what it needs to do as the team shows off a new world while setting up a solid conflict that's as old as time. Truth vs those that are afraid of it. And I can't wait to see what Remi goes through as the Akolouth clamp down on the heretics in their midst.

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Fans are in for a treat as Red Sonja/Tarzan #4 is good fun from cover to cover. Sure there's room for development but with a strong team at its back there's no doubt that this Dynamite title will improve. With two issues remaining this crossover's fourth outing comes recommended.

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Bloodshot: Revelation #11 is a high quality comic book that more than deserves a look when you head to your local shop this week. From cover to cover the team delivers a family focused outing that knows what it wants to do as it pulls in new readers just like me.

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Farmhand #1 is an unexpected treat from Image bolstered by a creative mind that easily spins an understandable yarn that bounces between the strange and honest with ease. So by all means run out and go grab yourself a copy because this really good opener comes recommended.

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The Dead Hand #4 is an issue that's ready and waiting to impress curious onlookers. The creative team continues to give a text heavy yarn shrouded in mystery with hints and a potential catastrophic series of events over the not so distant horizon. Recommended.

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Dejah Thoris #6 is a good sturdy start for this volume's second arc. The creative team handles the players involved with ease, so much so that this Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ inspired adventure, by my estimation, seems to be heading in a dynamite direction. If you were on the sideline waiting to dive into this series here's your chance, just go out and snag yourself a copy of this outing as it does come recommended.

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What we have in our hands is an engaging turn of events that's sure to grab attention when you head to your local comic shop today.Add in the brief but excellent short story at the end, “The Most Beautiful Suicide” by Micol Beltramini and Daniele Serra, and it makes the $3.99 price tag more than worthwhile. So by all means grab a copy ofThe Crow: Memento Mori #4 as the latest issue comes recommended.

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Calexit #2 speaks right to a world ripe for its message. All over we see global uncertainty as each side becomes more and more entrenched in their beliefs excluding others and I'm not saying this chaotic piece of fiction has the answers but it's asking the right questions. And at only two issues in it's clear that this Black Mask title deserves to find recognition and a place on your pull-list this Wednesday.

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Days of Hate #2 continues to tell the story of what might happen if things go horribly wrong in the wake of “Make America Great Again.” In the Trump era it's a compelling yarn that does a lot right, telling the story of Amanda, her cohort and their pursuer. So in other words: add this one to your buy pile only if you're into a political driven drama that's good and entertaining but more than ready to be dim and murky.

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DuckTales #6is, for me, the best issue yet in this volume! The characters are handled just right with two creative teams that know what they're doing. And as an added bonus it has a colorful tapestry, handed in by both Lucio De Giuseppe and Dario Calabria, that makes the transition from the small screen to the comic page all the more seamless. So by all means Disney fans go and grab a copy!

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Saban's Go Go Power Rangers #7 is what you want it to be! Even though it follows a simple path there are surprises along the way and when you add in winning moments for a few, likeZack, there's no doubt in my mind that itmeans you should go get yourself a copy!

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Abbott #2 is a smartly crafted piece of fiction that's engaging from beginning to end. Absolutely enjoyed diving into the world as presented by this team and I can't wait to see where their murder mystery goes from here. So if you haven't checked this one out yet trust me: you should!

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Alisik #1 is fun, a bit dark and manages to carry a hint of mystery that won't re-invent the genre but will no doubt find fans for the works within its panels and pages. So by all means if you're eager to dive into a world of postmortals give this fresh title from Statix Press and Titana try!

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Bettie Page #8 ends the current volume and hopefully at the close, as promised by the “for now…,” we'll see our heroine again soon in another mini. One things for sure the creative team ends things on a high note as they've managed to prove the worth of their goofy but good premise!

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From its first issue to this finale the book came in a pretty tight package. And Aspen Universe: Decimation #4 wraps things up in a way that doesn't feel overly fast while showing the strength of a more than worthwhile event in the process. For longtime fans we saw the return of favored characters from both Shrugged and Charismagic, but for new readers it's a welcome mat to an exciting world that's connected.

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Let's be honest Dark Fang #3 is not for everyone. You need to be okay with vampires and receptive to the idea that using finite resources, like fossil fuels, is a bad thing for us and the planet. If those two boxes check off for you then by all means dive into this strange book. You'll find yourself rooting for a bloodsucker in a climate that feels relevant to current events, it's not perfect but it does represent a good time.

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Days of Hate #1 opens a twelve issue series with clear thoughts and societal angst behind it. With some hints at things to come plus of course plenty of meaty political material there's a lot worth celebrating. But if you're part of the dwindling percent known as Trump supporters please avoid reading this because you won't like it. But for the rest of us go grab a copy, find a seat and dig in for dark ride in a depressing future.

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From cover to cover Fence #3 is just a comic you want to get into as the creative team shows off their skills while boosting our primary protagonist. By using the classic underdog story and mixing it with a not so mainstream sport they end up delivering something special. So much so it's a great time to grab those first two issues plus this one as it's easy to recommend a purchase with this stellar release.

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Coyotes #3 is an easy comic to grade because it takes what we loved about that first issue, enjoyed in that second one and just expands on it. The pitch for this series is that it's Underworld meets Sicario, that couldn't be more true so by all means nab yourself a copy from your local store. It's unique, gripping, solid fun from start to finish that won't let go of your attention until you find yourself facing that final page flip.

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Fighting American #4 is exactly the type of outing I want to add to my pull-list. It's fun from start to finish while carrying more than enough drama to earn a first, second and third read! So if you haven't taken a chance with this franchise by all means now's a good time to join in!

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Witchblade #2 gets closer to the world we once knew with all the trimmings of something more current. No scantily clad interactions instead we have a moody atmosphere brought to life in an array of pages that speak directly to the core of what the property can be. In other words: if you haven't given the new volume a shot yet by all means go out and nab that first issue plus this one to give yourself a wholly happy day!

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Atlas & Axis #1 is not going to be the first item you grab from your local shop this week but you totally should nab yourself a copy! This a odd but engaging ride that's just getting started so by all means, especially if you love dogs, you owe it to yourself: add this to your pull-list.

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Barbarella #2 is full of good from cover to cover. The creative team understand the character they're continuing, so much so that we see her strengths clearly defined even as the narrative dips into murky waters. In other words there's no doubt that this is a journey worth taking.

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Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica #1 is uniquely good from cover to cover! There's so much that could go wrong with what it's trying to do but you know what? I'm ready to take a chance and see where this all goes as long as this team sticks around to see it through.

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There's a lot at stake for our heroine and her ravaged planet which really makes the case for Dejah Thoris #0simple to sell. What we have is an accessible start to a new volume that journeys to the past in order to bring along both new and seasoned followers, so by all means if you're looking for a reason to go back to Barsoomthen give this issue a shot. Fair warning: you'll probably end up adding it to your pull-list.

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Judas #2 is a must buy all the way to its cliffhanger! Whether you're into stories like this or not there's no denying the mastery of skill from this creative team that takes what could have been a boring, and overly simple, conversation piece and morphs it into a dynamic page turner.

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Bettie Page #6 is exactly the type of comic that I want to review because it's just real easy to grade and recommend. The creative team presents a straightforward plot that never loses focus on its goals, while paying homage to its central player. In other words: if you're looking for a fun adventure tale to add to your coveted pull-list do what feels right, you won't regret it, go on and make room for this!

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Fence #2really is a brisk and well done piece of fiction that just so happens to ooze with personality from cover to cover. The creative team holds onto a sturdy concept that should draw in an audience with ease, as this second issue does more than a few things right for curious readers out there. So by all means do what feels right: head to your local shop and snag yourself a copy.

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 3 #11 fits right in with what the episodic franchise has been known for. It's fun horror antics that dip ever so slightly into sci fi without cheapening its own twist, but I just wish the Goddess of Death got a bigger part in this easily accessible outing.

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The Harcourt Legacy #2 continues to spin an interesting yarn. From cover to cover the creative team keeps focus on what they need to as the penultimate issue of this three part arc sets the stage and clears the board for a bit of a confrontation between generations. In other words: if you're in the market for a family drama with a hint of mysticism, deception and more than likely betrayal than this one's for you.

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Centipede #5 is a high caliber outing that should please gaming fans with an affinity for Atari! I wholly recommend going back to the first issue and diving deep into this other world ravaged by an alien monster and its horde, so by all means go grab yourself a copy!

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The Black Sable #3 is a smartly crafted addition to the interstellar franchise! As the creative team continues to chart this own course with pirates in space, the whole of the tale spins with ease. It's hard not to smile when I think about where things might go from here, as the cliffhanger plus the scenes prior tease several ships, and their crews, on a surefire collision course with treasure at the very center.

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The Gravediggers Union #2 is a well balanced follow-up that continues to spin a worthy supernatural yarn! It's a bit different than what you've read before and you know what? That's a good thing, as the creative team does more than enough to not only garner attention but earn praise from fans and critics alike. So by all means go rush out to your local shop this week and give this quality title a look.

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Violent Love #10 is a high caliber entry that brings the title to a neat finale. It didn't usher the conclusion that I thought it would but even so I was highly impressed by how the creative team handled the moments at hand, as big things just unfolded with each passing page.

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Witchblade #1 really is a great start with a fresh twist! The creative team has something on their hands that, if handled right, could bring back an entire comic book universe that's been missed on many pull-lists. And if this inaugural outing is any indication I'm eager to see where they take the franchise and this new bearer in the months to come, as there's more than a few narrative seeds put to soil that are worth exploring.

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Here's the deal:Barbarella #1 carries a slow burn that builds to a sturdy series of events that will no doubt earn itself a place on more than a few pull-lists this week. It's exactly what you're expecting it to be plus a little bit extra which, thanks to a stellar team at its back, quickly turns this Dynamite revival into a more than worthy jaunt which excites and incites us to tag along with an old school heroine.

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Faith's Winter Wonderland Special #1 is a fun engaging yarn that's sure to keep fans aware of Miss. Herbert during her temporary hiatus. The creative team does a lot right with this quick narrative, building something good from cover to cover for both new and old readers.

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Giant Days #33 is a well written fun issue that does more than enough right to keep its audience and hopefully attract more readers. From the struggled and angst of Esther to a discussion of plant pain there's a lot of worth to be found here. Like I said at the start this was my first release with the series and it impressed me so you can bet going forward that I'll be covering it from now on for SnapPow.com.

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Jupiter Jet #1 is a book that's easy to grade because it's fun to read for all ages! The creative team offers a good start for a title that in my mind earns a spot on just about any pull-list as they cement a strong cast of characters in a simple world full of adventure and a hint of mystery.

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If you're looking for a solid resurrection for a cartoon classic than trust me when I tell you thatRocko's Modern Life #1 is a good start. So by all means go out and grab yourself a copy come Wednesday, because we all deserve a well made dose of pure fandom laced nostalgia!

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Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #4 is a penultimate issue done right! From cover to cover the creative team hits the ground running as their Greek based but wholly updated interpretation of the myth embraces a hard nosed look on the galaxy while diving into a murder mystery. It's a bit different than the previous issues but trust me when I say: that's a really good thing. So by all means rush out and grab this!

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I didn't thinkMinky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1 would speak to me as much as it did but here we are with a stellar opening issue. The works of the talent left me engrossed in the narrative so much so that I can't wait to see where this goes from here.

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Penny Dreadful #7 continues the dark atmosphere that's been in place since this extension of the TV show began. And with more than capable minds orchestrating this title there's a lot to dig about it. I absolutely found myself transported back a bit as I flipped through each page eyeing one panel after the another while the story itself just gripped me so in other words: this is a smart continuation full of quality work.

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Aspen Universe: Decimation #2 is ripe with action, tension and adventure as the creative team pushes their arc forward with great haste! As they involve villains and heroes in an open war that could very well spell doom for several prominent characters while building up a crossover title that oh so needs to find a spot on your pull-list. So by all means rush out to your local comic shop and grab a copy this week.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #10 easily turned into a good read that further built up the new adventures of our latest Guardian of the Nexus. There's room for improvement, and considering where the next issue intends to go, there's plenty of reasons to be excited for the future of GFT under this re-launched flagship title. So by all means if you've been a fan and you're wondering if this is worth picking up the answer is: yes!

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Centipede #4 continues to be a wholly unexpected gem of a mini-series. It uses the backdrop of itsAtari history just enough to go down a completely different rabbit hole and the creative team runs with it form there. So do the right thing and grab a copy this week!

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Under the careful care of steady creative team Coyotes #1 dives right into a horror drenched world with all the right tools. So if you're looking for something unique then congrats because you just found a comic book that needs to have a spot on your awesome ever growing pull-list.

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The Fighting American #2 is superb from start to finish. Boasting a creative team that understands the source material, but seems eager to play in its own literary wheelhouse, the latest issue demonstrates why that works. It could readily be described as a comic rebirth of sorts done right! So by all means rush out and grab this gem plus its inaugural so you can have a blast with this icon straight from the past.

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Dance of the Dead #1 is a steady treat that sets this mini off in the right direction. Two powerful women keep the book on track while the team behind them does what they need to do in order to make the final product more than a bit accessible. To put it simply: this is a read that does a lot right from cover to cover. So by all means rush out to your local shop and please just grab yourself a copy!

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The Harcourt Legacy #1 is an in depth reading experience that never drags. I have no idea if Edward really discovered the key to magic in his lifetime or if he's trying to upset or annoy his sister before he goes for his final curtain call, but either way my interest is peaked.

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For No World #6 is it wrong that I love how abrupt the defeat of Pardner Bob was? I don't think so! Because let's be honest there could have been a long drawn out battle that then showed all the characters beaten down but instead the creative team cut right to the point. And that right there is what separates this title from the rest of the comic flock at your local shop this week as this release easily earns praise.

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Optimus Prime #12 represents a point for our cast of characters where their faith has been shaken. Maybe their leader isn't who they thought or wanted him to be. Right now with him being worlds away it's clear that his absence due to the siege on Cybertron is causing problems back on Earth. No matter where this goes from here it's just nice to already see the impacts of First Strike via this corner of the Hasbro line.

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Robyn Hood: The Hunt #4 does exactly what it needs to do and just a bit more, as this stellar mini-series marches onward into its second half! The creative team wowed me with several scenes that seemed mood setting in a way that should garner attention and praise. If you haven't been following along now's a good time to grab the three previous plus this one when you journey to your local comic shop this week.

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Neverland: Return of Hook One-Shot is an issue that absolutely deserves your attention this week! It's the comeback book for an outstanding character from Zenescope that just needs to resurface and be around more in the near future. But there's one thing I want to make clear: whether you've read his previous adventures or not this really is a jump on point, so give this a chance because you won't regret it.

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The Gravediggers Union #1 is an outstanding way to start things off what with an entry that features ghost storms, a trash golem and zombies. As crazy as it gets the creative team never loses focus on what will really make their supernatural yarn successful. So much so that this seems to understand what it wants to be and who it's eager to attract via comiXology or your local comic book shop.

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The Black Sable #2 is kind fun and you know what? We all could use that on our pull-list! So by all means take a chance on this Zenescope original, whether you're familiar with the company and their other works or not, it's worth a trip to your local comic store.

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Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #2 deals with death, denial and darkness with the help of a team that seems primed to toy with all the themes therein. It's a monster yarn with the horror of the current world as its landscape making its story, and the odyssey of our babysitter, all the more compelling. In other words: this is a smartly written piece adorned with pretty pictures that demand and earn your attention.

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This one is for the fans asGoosebumps: Monsters at Midnight #1 is a good start for a story that's ready to dive right into the horror season. Sure the team keeps it fun, campy and a little strange and isn't that what makes this kid centric franchise work in the first place?

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2017 Halloween Special is the right way to ring in this spooky time of year. Granted it's more action oriented than terror but the creative team plays with the various elements so well that the entire adventure is good, which makes it easy to grade and even recommend. So by all means if you're looking to set the season off right then go out and grab a copy for your growing collection.

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Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #2 is an issue with a creative team that knows what they want to deliver and believe me they absolutely sell that from cover to cover. In other words: if you loved the cartoon when you were a kid / adult and you're looking for something more to dig your teeth into then you just need this book! So by all means head our to your local shop, find a quiet spot and enjoy.

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In All-New Soulfire Vol.6 #8 we have an epilogue that does exactly what it needs to in order to finish its latest run. The creative team hits the right notes so much so that it makes my job easier as this outing effortlessly does what it needs to do and just comes recommended.

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First Strike #6 has an emotional core that's well anchored from start to finish. The creative team understands what they want and when the dust settles the Hasbro universe is different. So by all means if you haven't been keeping up grab this six issue event and dive right in!

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DollFace #10 is fun from beginning to end as the creative team does what they do best! We're entering the second part of a new story arc so if you've never picked up the title before don't worry about that, just grab this along with #9and enjoy the ride.

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Faith and the Future Force #5 is exactly they type of comic book I hope to grade! It showcases the strength of a crazy narrative with a simple premise that finds a unique way to bring itself to a finish. So by all means go grab this and the first three, you won't regret it!

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Mighty Mouse #5 is a good conclusion that understands exactly what it wants to be. With a sturdy creative team at its back, plus the history of the aged icon, there's no way to deny the positive reasons as to why you should pick this up from your local shop.

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SwordQuest #4 is a prime example of a penultimate outing done right. Right from its opening we see a compelling cast ready to go, as their heist plan comes out to play. It's fun to flip through with a stellar creative team at its back, so by all means go grab yourself a copy!

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Genius: Cartel #3 is a fast moving and wholly compelling extension for the mini-series that understands the world it wants to play with while spinning an easily accessible yarn in the process. If you haven't been following along up to this point don't worry, because the creative team keeps the latest outing ready for new and old followers! In other words: this is a really good continuation of an already stellar series.

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Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #3 is an absolutely stellar third issue that's engaging. This book truly is a titan in its own right, so much so that it really is easy to grade and recommend for any potentially curious readers out there! So go out and grab a copy!

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Magnus #5 presents a resolution that finishes the current arc but leaves the door wide open for what has to come next. The text at hand weaves a path forward for Robot Fighters everywhere, even though this is a stopping point there's a lot left to be excited for.

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Vampirella vol. 4 #7 is superb with a surprise finish that speaks to what the title needs to say. It's easy to grade because it not only continues the stellar current series but addresses the previous volumes in a way that feels right. In other words: you need to buy this comic!

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Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #4 is a pleasing read that moves the narrative forward with sacrificing momentum to do what it needs to do. The most frustrating thing about the whole experience happen to be how it wraps up, because now we have to wait another month to see what happens next! Despite that this title has been a whole lot of fun, and this latest outing is just more of the same so go out and buy it.

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Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #6 is what fans of the show need to read! It continues the legacy of the series while pushing its cast forward in ways that feel like a proper continuation. In other words: if there was a fourth season to watch I hope it would have gone like this.

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Fruit Ninja #2 is still a lot of fun and continues an all ages friendly approach that's sure to get some young fans interested. So if you're looking for something silly and not so serious, then there's just no doubt in my mind that this could be the zany book for you!

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G.I. Joe #9 doesn't re-write the formula, and the ending was a tad bit predictable, but it does offer one heck of a ride from start to finish. The creative team presents an outing that'll speak right to their core fandom, so much so that this really was an easy one to grade.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #9 has a lot of good going for it and I'm happy to see our Guardians of the Nexus try to take on the big bad and protect her ally. The ending is a bit dark, which is perfect believe me, especially as the whole yarn really builds up how menacing and powerful our antagonist can be. So by all means this is a release you really should add to you buy pile when you journey to your local comic shop.

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KISS/Vampirella #5 is sure fire and strong way to wrap up this crossover! The creative team makes use of their time bringing all the pieces together before wrapping it all up in a rather nice narrative bow. It all fits together so much so that this is absolutely a cut above the rest.

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Kull Eternal #2 is exactly what it needs to be and just a bit more! That's what makes this issue special as the creative team takes two different points in the plot and uses them to build connections and cement the path of their title. In other words: it's been a long week, buy this comic!

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Aspen Universe: Decimation #1 is exactly the event fans want it to be! With the past and future at play this title is off to a stellar start with a high caliber creative team at its back. They seem more than primed to touch all the characters they can in a narrative that's strong from cover to cover. There's room for growth but man oh man it's easy to hold this up as a crossover done well and we're two issues in!

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Fighting American #1 is an unexpected treat that's got the Reds on the run! The creative team strikes a tone between old and new, as the cast meets their bad guys in 2017 and all the issues that come with them. Avoid Poison Ivan and keep away from beatnik-talk: F.A.‘s orders!

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I never thought I'd live to see the day where primaries from different Hasbro shows would have a common fight, beyond when I played with the toys as a kid, but hey here we are and it's magical! First Strike #5 is a penultimate issue handled well, as the creative team doesn't waste a second delivering the goods from start to finish. If you haven't been reading along then what are you waiting for? It's time to catch up!

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Centipede #3 is exactly the type of reading experience that should surprise it's audience. It's a fun page turner, with a solid but flawed main character that's easy to root for! I have no idea where this one will go next month but in the meantime I'll just be over here counting the days before we find out who ultimately comes out on top in this apocalyptic but simple struggle: the man with guns or the monstrous beast!

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Postal #23 is they type of comics that's easy to grade. The creative team at this point is a well-oiled machine that keeps turning out quality work. Each month builds on the prior outings without sacrificing the elements that push and pull the cast involved in or aroundEden.

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Robyn Hood: The Hunt #3 brings the latest adventure for this Emerald themed fighter forward while getting our titular primary back to where she needs to be. Curve balls come from every corner, as an easy to follow piece of fiction never wastes a single moment focusing on the wrong thing. So much so that it really is easy to grin and flip through this one as it boasts a stellar creative team at its back.

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BubbleGun Vol. 2 #5 takes our sisters, Molli and Devyn, plus their pals where they need to go. They face down Drazic, Theon and anyone else who gets in their way as this Aspen title wraps up its time with a fitting finish! In other words if you've been following along you're going to enjoy how the team ends this one. So by all means rush out to your local shop or just buy it online so you can enjoy what happens.

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Let's be real adaptions like this are meant to do two things: please established fans and attract new ones. Well you got me with Warframe #1 because now I want to go download the game on Steam and give it a go! This opening comic is brisk fun from a quality creative team that understands the yarn they want to spin, so much so that I was impressed before I even reached its dynamite cliffhanger.

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Diablo House #2 is a fun ride with a twisted tale! Right from the beginning the creative team seems downright eager to share their yarn with a nerd, his cult, the girl and pinball. When it all spins out of control and adds together there's worth that should net it a spot on your pull-list.

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DuckTales #1 hits the ground running with a swell presentation from IDW that's just dripping Disney. If you're looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane or a comic to share with your son or daughter then this is one to consider! So by all means give in and enjoy these pre-Duckburg adventures, as the three nephews continue to be up to something with Donald Duck along for the ride.

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First Strike #4 is a high quality outing that makes full use of these Hasbro properties without feeling forced. It's a real compliment to the creative team that as they, so far, have kept their trajectory focused on the elements it needs to pay attention to. So in other words: this here's a mega-event that's done right! So much so that there's no wonder that the final product easily comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 3 #9 is a more than excellent way to spend some money at your local shop! The creative team offers up a book that knows its audience well enough to deliver the goods. So in other words: do you like horror? If the answer is yes then you need this.

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I'm just a big fan of this book as Redneck #6 brings “Deep in the Heart” to a fitting close, the creative team just kills it in every sense of the word. Right from the first page there's a lot to love in this tale of family problems and I for one can't wait to see where it goes from here.

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Robotech #3 is a well crafted treat that keeps its focus on character building while also teasing what's to come. The threat isn't gone, what we have here is the calm before the storm as presented by this more than capable creative team. The end result is a comic book that more than deserves a spot on your pull-list. So if you loved the old show then what are you waiting for? Go out and buy this plus the first two!

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Bettie Page #3 is a weird title that finds its niche with an old school adventure yarn. Thanks to a stellar creative team this third issues pushes the quality forward with a simple cliffhanger. To think that the whole of this latest round sprung out of a mind control prop featured in her B budget flick, Queen of the Space Commies. If that sounds fun then you need to rush out to your local comic shop and grab yourself a copy.

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Faith and the Future Force #3 is a penultimate issue done right! Our titular heroine and her team have no choice but to figure something out, but along the way there are some get up and cheer moments that'll have readers hooked from start to finish. I absolutely adored the what was presented within this yarn and I can't wait to see how these talents bring it all to a close when #4 arrives in the not so distant future.

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Because Hi-Fi Fight Club #2 offers a romp with some silliness, smarts and plenty of heart this comes recommended. The creative team is firing strong shots of pure talent as they spin this yarn involving the disappearance of rocker Rosie Riot while boasting a steady pace. Our take on all this is really simple: you should give the title a chance, because we know you won't regret this addition to your buy pile.

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Spawn #278 is a high caliber horror ride from beginning to end! The creative team continues to spin their yarn offering an accessible arc that's eager to bring on some current, old and new fans in the narrative process. So by all means rush out and grab a copy, you really deserve it!

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Steven Universe #8 is a pile of fun! As the creative team presents an accessible arc that has a strong focus on right or wrong with dialogue that wastes little time getting to the point. That's its strength as this comic book from BOOM! happens to come recommended!

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Turok #2 is just as strong as its first outing! It carries a little less text, while making room for plenty of action and some surprising moments along the way. Overall the title maintains its worth while boasting a creative team that just excels in their literary craft two issues in. Plus the back-up feature highlighting Doc Spektor, brought to you by Aubrey Sitterson and Dylan Burnett, continues here.

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Kid Sherlock #4 is downright perfect for parents who want to help their kids start to read. It's not overly complicated and through the actions of a capable creative team this friendly version of the literary icon earns a look with smarts, wit and fun. So by all means if you're heading to the local shop already grab a copy and give it to an eager young reader looking to start their own comic collection.

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Head Lopper #7 is exactly what it promises to be! This Image release understands who its audience is as it presents a well spun yarn with sturdy dialogue and plenty of action. The end result is a quarterly comic that more than earns recognition from curious eyes.

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Misbegotten: Runaway Nun #1 is full of ideas with a creative team that seems more than eager to share them with their audience. There's a lot of info coming at the reader and the pacing of the book could use some work down the road but I still say give this Action Lab – Danger Zone release a chance! You might, like me, just walk away from this odd opener strangely impressed and even eager for more of this stuff.

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Violent Love #8 represents a series that demands attention and more than that it just earns it. For that reason the entire piece easily excels with smart execution and worthwhile moments along the way. As the body of text finds enough room to convey the meaning of what's happening in both the past (1972) and the present (1987). It's all turbulent but wholly worthwhile as the arc marches ever onward.

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Wonder Woman '77 Meets the Bionic Woman #6 is that rare ending to a crossover event that absolutely sticks its landing! The creative team did great with these two properties, offering a narrative that made their worlds easily accessible to seasoned fans looking for a throwback.

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Wonder Woman/Conan #1 is a stirring start for an epic crossover. There's a lot of mystery left in it's wake but the connection instantly felt between these two is interesting, so much so that there's no doubt in my mind that if you follow one, the other or both you'll find plenty to love within the context of these certainly dynamic pages. So by all means add this to your pull-list because you deserve to have some fun this week!

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All-New Fathom Vol. 6 #8does right by its roots as the release finds a a way to keep the world spinning all the while setting things up for the next volume and its creative team. Granted the comic book does that by condensing a few key plot points but the end result is still largely the same. It clears the path of its own journey while giving fans what they want and need before we reach an end for now.

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The Courier #5 is the type of comic fans of the post apocalyptic genre are just going to adore from cover to cover. If you're like me you'll find yourself flipping through this one with ease as you grab a copy from your local shop. But let me give you a fair warning because you're going to end up grabbing the four previous ones too because this conclusion is just that good. So don't fight it, go out and enjoy the ride.

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G.I. Joe: First Strike #1 is a fast moving and simply fun yarn from beginning to end. The creative team spins an easy to digest adventure that keeps the focus squarely on Earth despite the craziness light-years away. There's a lot to love within these pages and it won't spoil what's happening in the main event! So if you've been unsure about investing in this stop and give this title a try, you won't regret it.

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Magnus #4 is superb entertainment with a beyond stellar creative team at its back. And when you add in the fact that the Doctor Spektor back-up story by Aubrey Sitterson, Dylan Burnett plusTriona Farrell continues here and there's no way this release can be denied. There's so much worth within this package that picking it up really is a no brainer at this point, especially if you're a fan that lovessci fi!

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Mighty Mouse #4 is an action packed fun yarn that pushes old school antics with new readers directly in sight. It plays to both a young and seasoned audience either of which might be looking for something silly and good to add to their pull-lists. So by all means take a shot and see whether or not the Mouse of Tomorrow can save our world and maybe even have the gumption to earn a spot in your growing buy pile.

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Wayward #23 should be on your pull-list already, but if if it isn't then it really needs to be especially if you're in the market for real world mystical type antics. There's no doubt in my mind thatthe creative team has maintained a high level of quality through out their run and the latest issue is no different, as it more than earns a recommendation from me. So by all means treat yourself with this stellar comic book.

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KISS/Vampirella #4 is so good it's easy to recommend. The creative team right from the first page to the final panel is perfectly suited to tell this tale, as they balance silly moments with nuance and truth. I know that may sound weird but when everyone put their cards on the table the comic really spoke to and impressed me. It has an innately awesome style that fits two properties that are ready to rock under one label.

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Our main character shows her gumption now more than ever in this unforgiving post apocalyptic playground. There are dangers around every corner and she knows that, but with a strong talent behind her adventures this yarn does what it needs to do. Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #3is engaging. So much so that I have few complaints as this pulls everything forward while diving into the aftermath of Atremis without missing a beat.

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The Sovereigns #5 is what every event conclusion strives to be! It alters the fabric of an entire line of books while giving birth to a powerful narrative. If you haven't been reading along now's the time to go grab those back issues and get lost in a well realized yarn.

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Amerikarate #6 is for mature readers looking for immature material. It's fun, silly, and action packed so if any of that sounds like something you'd like to add to your collection then I'd recommend grabbing a copy of this 80s spoof. It really does have all the necessary trimmings with genre tropes present and accounted for. It's a yarn from a creative team that's just on the hunt for their specific audience.

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Dread Gods #2 does a lot right for this just beginning franchise. It moves various pieces forward without tripping over any of the plots or ignoring them. The end result is a downright engaging page turner that proves the quality of the young property with a more than capable creative team at its back. If you missed issue #1then you just have to grab a copy with this when you head on down to your local shop.

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First Strike #3 is a prime example of how you do an event. Three issues in and the story is flowing along as our ragtag team, comprised of characters from multiple properties, stands ready to face what comes next. So much so that they jump to another world to take on Joe Coltron and his villainous band without fully knowing what they're up to. It's easy to recommend this title because you really should be buying it.

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Genius: Cartel #2 has one message to its audience: go out and buy this book! The creative team is firing on all cylinders maintaining a quality that allows this sequel to more than work even three years later. It's a compelling read from start to finish with a main character that's worth rooting for. Add in some smart dialogue, here and there, plus good plot progression and enough style to make this issue a must own.

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Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #2 is the type of comic I hope to find. It's an epic with science fiction as part of its setting and the creative team simply understands that right from the start. The end result is a brutal but wonderfully realized opus that more than deserves to find itself an audience! So by all means rush out and grab a copy because you've had a rough week and you need a reward.

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Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #1 continues the positive relaunch by keeping quality and progressing the story. It's easy to follow thanks to a capable creative team that seems to have a firm grasp on the tale they want to spin. For that reason it really is easy to recommend.

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Green Arrow #30 continues to expand the scope of the Ninth Circle now nation wide investigation, while finding a clever way to incorporate a specific Lantern. In the end there's room for improvement but the overall quality presented by this creative team will not be denied. As the adventure continues later this month for our twoEmerald Knights on the dark side of the moon.

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Scales & Scoundrels #1 is a fantasy tale done well. It's not an epic yet but this first issue does so much right that it deserves to find an audience. It sports a capable team that seems more than primed to share the yarn they've prepped. And consider the promise in the Mails section which leaves me more than eager to see where this goes what with a treasure hunt and our, potentiallyUrden, girl at the center of it all.

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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #9 is a stellar outing that carries some really impressive moments, especially for the scribe. How he goes about the final few pages while offering a big tease as to what will happen next for our team is simply outstanding in every sense of the word.

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Astonishing X-Men #3dives deep into one of our main characters while keeping its atmosphere accessible. It's a hard balancing act but thanks to the author this latest volume seems more than up to the task. There's room for improvement but the game between Charles and Farouk, with the fate of the world in the balance, plus a team of outsiders easily makes this a title worth following.

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Bombshells United #1 starts off slow, but carries an impact as it steadily picks up speed! The creative team absolutely thrives in the very environment that they pioneered in the first volume. And the questions they pose, on Wonder Woman especially, echo right to the core of what any of these icons could or should stand for. All the while pushing toward a satisfying cliffhanger!

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In the end Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #5 is downright great from cover to cover. It's the start of a really bad day for our cast but man oh man the whole narrative acts as a brilliant crescendo that's bound to make longtime fans grin eagerly from ear to ear.

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Postal #22 in one word: tension! From start to finish the creative team is charting a hard course for our primary characters to follow. With their town in the balance time is fast approaching and everyone involved is going to have to make deals and decisions as the pieces fall where they may. For us as an audience what comes next should be entertaining so long as the talents behind it all keep the quality level high!

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SwordQuest #3 is an engaging yarn that absolutely maintains the quality of the mini thus far but in the last few scenes raises the bar! For this Atari based franchise there's mystery left in its wake so in other words if you haven't been following it's time to catch up!

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Venomverse #1 is fun from cover to cover! The creative team delivers the goods with a satisfying opener that allows enough space to get the ball rolling on this event. What we have here is not high brow entertainment by any stretch, and it's not trying to be, but if you're a Venom fan then picking this book up really is a no brainer. So by all means rush out and grab yourself a symbiote drenched copy!

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Black Sable #1 is a fun swashbuckling adventure yarn with an excellent creative team at it's back. They deliver a straight forward introduction as our captain leads her crew aboardThe Furyfrom action to intrigue. One thing is clearly for certain this genre pleaser is sure to find an audience when it arrives at local shops this Wednesday, so rally with your fellow privateers and grab some copies!

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I can't tell a lie:Fruit Ninja #1 is a surprising and great comic! While empowered by a stellar team these three yarns instantly earn praise and recognition, as they take an app store game and make something really fun out of it. You'll laugh and grin if you give this book a go!

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The creative team understands what they want to accomplish with this flashback piece and they do so perfectly.Motor Crush #6 is a great way to bring new readers in for an indie title that's sure to please. I'm left with little to no complaints as they wow me with an accessible page turner that's worthy of recognition and praise, so by all means consider this if you're looking to add something to your buy pile.

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Robyn Hood: The Hunt #2 continues the story of Locksley with a prison break setup. It's not an epic but the stakes are clearly laid out for our heroine with a cliffhanger finish that sets up next month's issue. If you haven't been reading Grimm Fairy Tales and you're looking for a place to join in, grab this and issue #1 because you won't regret signing up for this ride along with Zenescope's tough as nails fighter!

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Rocket Girl #9 isn't a jump on point by any stretch of the imagination but man oh man you do need this in your collection. Don't worry about going all the way back to issue one, just grab this plus #8 on Wednesday and you'll get a solid taste for this time travel romp. Look you work hard and because of that you deserve a quality comic book, like this, on your coveted pull-list so take a chance and dive right in.

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Thanos #10 is a profoundly enjoyable read that more than earns a spot in your collection. A high caliber creative team delivers the goods with a titular villain that's surprisingly easy to root for. So by all means rush out and buy yourself a copy, because you deserve it!

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Grimm Fairy Tales #8 is a fun comic that does have room for improvement but overall the team behind it handles their arc well. If you're in the market for a fantasy yarn with a dark sense of humor then what are you waiting for? This release is perfect for you!

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Justice Inc: The Avenger – Faces of Justice #2 is a pulp mystery yarn through and through. The creative team nails the right type of tempo as they push their own agenda and set our squad of true believers up for a cliffhanger finish. The comic manages an end result that's more than worthy of a buy, heck by the time you close its cover the wait between issues just seems almost unbearable.

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Robotech #2 really is a great read that deserves to find its audience. If you loved the old show and you're eager to see it continue with a fresh coat of paint then this title is absolutely for you. So by all means on Wednesday run down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy!

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Santeria: The Goddess Kiss #4 is a text heavy entry with a creative team that just knows what they want to do with their cast. The whole of the yarn comes together in the best ways as the tale ramps up toward a sturdy crescendo in this solid penultimate issue. If you're a fan of American Gods, or stuff of that sort, then you should grab the first three issues and give this book a chance to impress!

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All-New Soulfire Vol. 6 #6 is a fast moving entry that makes use of its time from cover to cover. The creative team pushes action and then, in small doses, nuance ultimately paving the way for the final two entries in this arc. I get how some might be apprehensive but trust me when I say this: we have a volume that's a welcome starting point so hop on and take a leap of faith, you won't regret it.

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Spawn #277 proves that this is still a high caliber title that more than deserves a spot on your pull-list. As I wrote earlier if you haven't been following along this really is a great spot to join and it's only two issues in. So by all means go grab yourself a copy of this plus #276!

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Steven Universe #7 is an upfront romp with an animated series in a monthly format. The creative team nails all the necessary elements without bogging down the release with too much comic book exposition and antics. If you're already a fan of the property than this is absolutely for you, if not trust me you'll still enjoy the ride! So by all means give it a shot and add it to your stuffed pull-list.

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Vampirella Vol. 4 #6 is another weird entry in this bizarrely awesome take on the horror icon. This primary has been around the block but the creative team has found something in the year three thousand that makes each issue feel more fresh than the last one. It's a series of concepts that are worth delivering with talents ready to boost their icon, unique elements included. I just can't wait to see where this goes from here!

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Wonder Woman #29 is a good outing that stumbles ever so slightly. The creative team delivers some noteworthy moments for our primary plus her supporting cast, but I wasn't a fan of the finish. Still the journey is wholly worth a purchase especially if you've been following along.

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Kid Sherlock #3 is a kid friendly all ages book that just deserves to find an audience out there. If you have a little one in your life that's just starting to get into comics this title from Action Lab is a perfect jumping on point. Its story feels like a Saturday morning cartoon in all the best possible ways, as the creative team presents their third case file with the whole of recess itself is sadly caught in the balance!

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Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #2 is a great book that's worthy of a purchase. If you're looking for some adventure with supernatural thrills along the way than this comic is wholly for you. So by all means rush out to your nearest shop or hop online to order your copy today.

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All-New Fathom Vol. 6 #7 is a penultimate issue that has some downright awesome moments leading the book towards its final chapter. There's a lot going on in the aftermath of the Elite Blue Council as the shadow of government change covers the capitol of Muria and Canon takes his steps to assert his dominance. Add in some solid moments for our supporting cast plus a potent conclusion and we have a winner.

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Bettie Page #2 is the type of comics that's simple and fun because it's not asking too much of its audience, other than an honest suspension of disbelief. The endgame is a worthy effort that doesn't leave much room for exposition or tangents but instead offers just enough to engage and entertain. So if you're looking for a capable heroine with some old fashioned thrills then I'm sure this could be a book for your pull-list.

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Blood Brothers #3 is the second to last issue for this mini-series and I have to say I've thoroughly enjoyed the dynamite ride! There's some room for improvement but this third outing more than proves why we should all add this title to our pull-lists. Do you like fun adventure with some monsters to boot? Do you wanna see a Luchador fight a Minotaur? Then add this to your coveted pull-list.

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BubbleGun Vol. 2 #4 is a success from start to finish. What this Aspen title sports is tech, wit and plenty of fun that's bound to please fans and curious onlookers. It's has all the best features of a well written comic that just deserves recognition, praise and a spot in your buy pile.

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 3 #8 is a superb entry in this horror filled franchise. Zenescope loves to dabble in the supernatural but since the launch of GTOT they've excelled at giving new thrills and chills that are bound to delight curious readers. Keep in mind each issue is its own thing so by all means go grab this one from your local comic shop, you've more than earned a spooky treat!

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Hercules: The Wrath of the Heavens #1 is damn near perfection! I try to grade a little harder on opening issues to give the creative team room to grow but I just can't stop gushing when I think about this release! It's a quality yarn with high adventure that's bound to speak to a lot of fanboys and fangirls if given half a chance. In short: you just have to add this epic to your pull-list so go out and grab yourself a copy!

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Vampirella vol. 4 #5 ends fake Heaven for now but opens the door to some really interesting developments in the year three thousand and something. The whole thing is weird fun that deserves a spot in your collection so by all means go out right now and grab yourself a copy!

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Genius: Cartel #1 sets things off in the right way! The creative team handles the return of Destiny and her world rather well, all while building an easy to follow release that's sure to attract curious readers. The dialogue keeps the material engaging in all the right ways, while the team behind her life story pushes the book towards a solid cliffhanger. In other words: this is absolutely one title that earns a spot on your pull-list!

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Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #1 is a very accessible first step that offers a promising cliffhanger. There's room for improvement but as things look right now there's more than enough going on in favor of this outing to earn a recommendation from me.

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Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #0 is a downright compelling start! It doesn't change the genre it represents but it will no doubt please fans of it! Truth be told you might go to your local shop this week, see it on a shelf and think, “why should I grab this?” Our answer to you is really simple: because we all need something with this much fun, adventure and quality on our pull-list!

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KISS/Vampirella #3 may not be groundbreaking material for either property but what we have is a refined crossover. It know what it needs to do in order to succeed and even excels in that area. And the best part about this is that you can be a relative novice to both and still come out of this with an appreciation for what you're reading. It's just is a downright treat, from start to finish.

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The Sovereigns #4 is the second to last issue for this series and man oh man it's a wonderful experience. I had no idea how I'd feel about this title going in but I'm a huge supporter of what this creative team has done and continues to do. Add in that Doc Spektor back-up feature by Aubrey Sitterson, Dylan Burnett and Triona T. Farrell and there's no doubt that you need to grab yourself a copy.

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Wynonna Earp: Year Zero #2 is just a fun revenge family romp in the west. There's a lot that works and some elements that do need some attention, but overall the creative team nails what they need to do in order to earn a recommendation from this particular reviewer.

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Centipede #2 is an uproariously fun outing! What we have here is a romp hidden in the simplistic casing of a game based world, but it also has a smart creative team. It's engaging right from the start so much so that I re-read it after I finished going through it the first time.

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First Strike #1 is a text heavy first issue that gets this event going! It's not going to turn someone into a fan of any of these properties but if you haven't been following along this right here is a great excuse to dive in. Especially because the villains are rich with intent and a plan, so much so I can't wait until #2 arrives. So by all means rush out to your comic shop this Wednesday and grab yourself a copy.

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Immortal Iron Fists #2 is a fun digital comic that offers up a more than worthwhile material told within the framework of a straight forward two part structure. It's a Marvel book through and through with a creative team that knows what they want to deliver.

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Violent Love #7 pushes its story forward in a high caliber way. It's gets damn close to perfection, so much so that this noir driven crime spree seems bound to attract attention from all over the industry. The issue easily gains recognition and a recommendation from this reviewer.

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I'm late to the game but I'm so happy I caught up and got to read Spirit Hunters #9. It's a fun title that's not too in depth, which is perfect for both casual readers and curious newcomers. It boasts a straight forward cast with a strong creative team at their back. So much sothat this comic deserves to find a home on your pull-list, so don't be afraid of no ghosts and pick this up!

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Seven to Eternity #8 is not a jumping on point by any stretch of the imagination so do yourself a favor and please go out to grab some back issues along the way to fully enjoy this book! Because what we have here is a daring adventure wrapped up in an engaging fantasy that just demands the attention of fanboys and fangirls. So by all means, add this title to your pull-list.

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East of West #34 is just superb entertainment. The retaliation and escalation feels perfect, as the creative team continues to show what high caliber work looks like on a monthly basis. With a title that offers a methodical pace which ramps up when needed, I have to say after all this time the talents behind it still go that extra mile to make their series stand out from other comics!

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SwordQuest #2 is without a doubt a fantastical entry that spends a lot of time filling in the audience on how the tale reached this point. It's simply enjoyable and right up your alley if you're looking for an excuse to go down a solid nostalgic trip to the past.

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Turok #1 is a success! The creative team spins their yarn while delivering a new take on an aged property that excites the imagination. Add in the back-up story for Doc Spektor, which continues, here and trust me you'll need this release on your pull-list. I don't normally mark first issues this high but man oh man the talents behind this outing wholly earned it, so by all means go out and buy it!

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24: Legacy – Rules of Engagement #3 gets a lot right despite some minor bumps and bruises along the way. This IDW release proves the worth of the series it was based on, so much so I can't wait to read what happens next in this time jumping character growing feature.

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Rebels: These Free and Independent States #5 is a near perfect conclusion, with a creative team that's firing on all cylinders. This isn't the normal work you'd pick up at your local comic shop but trust me it's one that should make its way into your collection. And if you haven't been following along now's the perfect time to grab some back issues and journey back into the past.

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Blood Brothers #2 is an easy to recommend release that'll have you grinning. The creative team gives readers a light but fun atmosphere that invites us to stick around and enjoy the shenanigans therein. It's not a bad way to spend part of your comic book Wednesday as this issue effortlessly earns recognition and praise from this reviewer.

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Spawn #276 is a great start to zn arc where questions run rampant with disturbing images and an engaging style to boost it. Extremely well done first issue from this new creative team, as their work more than earns recognition, praise and a spot on your pull-list.

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Bankshot #2 is a straight forward revenge yarn with goofy comic book elements. For the most part we have a campy tale in our hands, but one that oozes with personality. So much so that it really is easy for me to praise its creative team as this issue earns recognition.

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Postal #21 is a high caliber release that needs to be on your pull-list. Whether you've bought the comic series in the past or not this is a perfect time to dive in and even grab some back issues while you're at it!

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The thing about Redneck #4 is that this is just a stellar release. It represents a title from Image that carries an engaging atmosphere that does more than enough to please its audience. This independent book delivers the goods from start to finish, offering a release that's better than quite a few comics out there right now. So when it arrives at your local shop do the smart thing and grab yourself a copy.

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Robotech #1 is exactly what I wanted it to be and so much more. With a high caliber creative team and a clear love for the original series, this is one title from Titan that more than earns a spot on your pull-list. So when you shop on Wednesday do the right thing and give into your 80s nostalgia because this is one issue you'll be happy to add to your collection.

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Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #1 is a rock solid start that's bound to please Zenescope fans. If you've been following the exploits of Liesel, then there's no doubt in my mind that you'll dig this one. And if you haven't don't worry because this one really is new reader friendly.

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Wayward #22 does inspire a purchase because after all their effort the creative team keeps the good times rolling. They've built up a title that's a multi country quality work which blends philosophies and techniques in a way that feels wholly natural. The end result is a superb reading experience that needs to grow its already more than dedicated audience.

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 3 #7 is a perfectly good outing that carries more than a few devilishly great moments. The end result is an outing that easily earns recognition and praise, with Zenescope continuing to do what the company honestly does best. They deliver horror to their already hopelessly addicted audience.

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Violent Love #6 starts a new arc that needs to push things forward and it does. These two bank robbers have got it going on and considering where things end up I'm eager to see how it all plays out. But if you haven't been keeping up I highly recommend picking this up plus the trade paperback that collects the first five. It's worth the investment, trust me.

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Youngblood #3 may not be as strong as its opener but the positive stride for this new series continues in earnest. Huge kudos to the creative team for finding a way to bring back this Image classic while giving them an upgrade. The core of what garnered an audience for the previous volumes is still there as this issue earns recognition from me.

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Centipede #1 is an out of this world adventure that's fun. Is it weird? Yes. Exciting? Most definitely. But more than all that it's silly entertainment that deserves a spot on your pull-list. Whether you're waxing nostalgic about the past or looking for a new sci fi romp with a lone survivor on an alien world then this one's for you. It's man versus monster and we've only seen the introductory fight boys and girls!

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Dread Gods #1 is a compelling first step into a whole new universe, the creative team takes charge by offering a worthwhile yarn that begins to explore the landscape surrounding all of this. Add in a back up story by Bart Sears that shows off Giantkillers #1 and the whole package quickly turns into a worthwhile buy from IDW.

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Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #1 is a welcome return for this Aspen franchise. The creator knows what she's doing, setting the stage for an adventure that seems hellbent to expand the scope of this particular wasteland while maintaining focus on our primary protagonist. There's room to grow but the new volume is off to a stellar start so by all means go out and pick this up.

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The Sovereigns #3 is a more than sturdy extension that understands what it wants to be. It's not perfect but man oh man is it good! The creative teams on both the main and back-up feature certainly have a way of spinning their yarns to compel an audience. In short: it's an outing that does what it needs in order to be worth your time, so add it to your pull-list.

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Diablo House #1 is that rare first outing that absolutely earns praise while leaving its audience begging for more. It's something you can just grab from your local shop and run with, so by all means throw it in your buy pile and enjoy a horrifyingly awesome goo time with occupants trapped in this dark place located in sunny California.

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Doc Savage: Ring of Fire #4 is a striking finish, despite some corny moments along the way this tale featuring Amelia Earhartemerges as something special. At the end of the day it's an excellent trip with a simpler story structure that comes wholly recommended.

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DollFace #6 is an issue that screams fun but finds a way to bring about a serious cliffhanger. If you've never read this title before now, here's a good opportunity to catch up with this ball-jointed witch hunter.

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Justice Inc.: The Avenger – Faces of Justice #1 is a more than welcome treat that launches a fresh mini in the vein of a classic mystery, as the creative team builds a solid foundation that's bound to bring about a rip roaring ride. It may seem more than a bit familiar in structure but the innate quality of the product cannot be denied as this opener easily comes recommended.

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KISS/Vampirella #2 is a simple but fun ride that propels a greater arc within the standard conventions of a mini-series. As crossovers go this one has a sturdy team at its back that's offered up a second round that will no doubt please fans of these icons.

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No World #3 is rollicking romp with a diverse cast of characters that are easy to root for. And serious kudos to a creative team that successfully brings together multiple franchises while building a comic that's easy to grade. Its not quite great but it gets really close as it earns a spot on your pull-list. So yes, go out and grab yourself a copy!

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Overtaken #3 is exactly what it needs to be, a solid addition to a beginning franchise. There's room for growth but for now the creative team does more than enough right with this release to justify interest and earn a purchase from your local shop. So if you're looking for science fiction with an accessible principle character, then this may be the book for you.

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The Beauty #16 is well executed conclusion to a more than solid arc. It does what it needs to do and a little bit extra to impress its audience and garner praise from this particular critic. In short this issue comes highly recommended.

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Vampirella vol. 4 #4 is an entertaining read that exists under the guide of its own rules. With a solid team that offers a weirdly fun take on the world and its afterlife I have little to no complaints, as their latest issue represents a title that we all need on our pull-lists. Recommended.

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Superman: Rebirth #1 is a really solid beginning that evokes the right emotions. To put it simply: kudosto the creative team as they successfully begin this whole new era for DC and theirMan of Steel.

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The Shadow Glass #1 is a strong start for a title that should find itself an audience. With a capablecreator developing anarrative filledwith awesomenessthis Dark Horse book looks to be a winning prospect for any collectorthis year!

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Tomb Raider #2 is headed in the right direction as the creative team finds their footing. In short if you're a fan of the games there's really no reason why you should deny yourself this undeniably fun addition to your growing comic book collection.

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Venom: Space Knight #5 is exactly what I needed to read today. It's not high brow entertainment but rather it exists as a fun space adventure that never misses an opportunity to entertain its already engaged audience. So much so that I can gleefully recommend to any curious onlookers out therethat have somehow managed not to pick up this stellar title yet.

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All-New, All-Different Avengers #6spins a good talethat entertains its audience. Add in some smart interaction plusa clearly capable creative team and the future leading towardsthe next round of engagingarcs with Earth's Mightiestlooks ratherbright.

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Justice League #48 is a high action pulse pounding entry that understands the narrative it's trying to tell. Add in a creative team that knows their stuff and there's no doubt that before the next era begins this opus will leave its mark!

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Justice League 3001 #9 doesn't redefine the current title but it manages to maintain it's already existing high level of quality. The creative team does a lot right, especially with that additional back story, so much so that I easily recommend it!

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Oz: No Place Like Home One-Shot is a downright fun yarn that plays with familiar elements as we all journey back to the epic trilogy. This is a solid addition to any Zenescope collection as the creative team earns our time and attention with this well thought out release.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Red Agent #2 turned out to be a good follow up, as the creative team moved their plot along. If you find yourself looking for an engaging read that might differ from your usual buy pile or perhapsyou're a GFT fan already thenthis one's worth your time.

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Silk #5 is a rousing success that does exactly what a good monthly should. With enough loose strands, solid writing and expert art I'm more than willing to sing the praises of this title as you should take a chance and follow it in this all-new all-different era.

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Conan the Avenger #23 is superb entertainmentthat wastes little time moving toward its fitting cliffhanger finish. By Crom you dogs if you're not picking this upthen you're missing out. To sum up: be a true fan of the Barbarian and grab a copy of this issue.

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Danger Girl: Renegade #4 proves to be a light and fun conclusion that does exactly what it needs to do. The currently running yarn is at an end with the promise of adventures yet to come,trust me DG fans you'll be happy when you see how it shakes out.

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King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border #3 proved to be a qualityouting that from beginning to end made use of its time. Strong narrative progression, compelling action and just enough of the right stuff made this comic more than worthwhileas our beleaguered Barbarian ruler fought on to safeguard enemies, friends and the kingdom he now calls home.

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Postal #10 is the type of comic I want to read over and over again. With a smart script, consistent visual style and enough personality to sell its own brand of crazy there's plenty of worth to be founded within the happenings of this town and its ongoing series.

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Wayward #14 is another crisp and high quality entry that absolutely deserves to stay on your pull-list. And if this is your first time exploring the world the title offers, get ready to go out and grab some back issues because the journey up to this point has been totally worth it.

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Wynonna Earp #1 is a more than sturdybeginning to a six part mini-series that's bound to find an audience. Whether you knew of the character before this point or not this is a goodplace to justget acquainted with her world.

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Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #5 is an outright fun entry that may not be high brow entertainment by any means but it carries a strong level of quality from a creative team that understood their source material. If you're a fan this is absolutely worth picking up whether you love the new rebooted franchise or yearn for the old school shenanigans of this world class adventurer.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #19 is a strong way to begin the final throws of any title. We have character moments, action and enough personality to make this outing a treat. In other words: if you've been reading you can grab this one up and be happy about it.

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Grimm Fairy Tales: Steampunk #1 may not be the most obvious choice to add to your pull-list but trust me if you're looking for a western with familiar Zenescope icons set to an infinity tale of sorts then this one's for you.

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Conan the Avenger #22 gets the ball moving in a slow but steady succession that makes the wait for next month's entry just a little bit more bearable. In other words: if you like this Barbarian this is a title worth catching up on.

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Grimm Tales of Terror Volume 2 #4 is a downright fun trek in atitle that delivers on the tropes of the genre. Is it a bit silly? Yes. Is that a good thing? Absolutely and the best part: you can pick up this release and just enjoy without playing catch up on the whole series.

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King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border #2 is an entry that movesforward while giving a lot of quality material to its fans, asDark Horse continues to be a winning home for this favored Barbarian.

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Postal #9 represents an exceptional experience and not to mention the creative team has just crafted the perfect jump on point for new readers. So by all means if you haven't been following this Top Cow title that's okay because here's your chance to join in on the fun, because as weird as it might sound this is a solid investment and one you won't regret.

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Wayward #13 is not perfection by any estimation but it absolutely continues the brilliant trajectory of the franchise without missing a beat. Add in the downright solid conclusion plusthe promise of more supernatural shenanigans in the near future and this one earns praise.

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The Steam Man #4 takes the franchise in a dark direction where the stakes are growing in each passing sequence. But with a smart creative team and another issue set to arrive this is one property you'll want to buy into.

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The Rook #4 leaves the plot hanging but wraps up just enough of its threats to offer a really good conclusion to this mini-series. Could we use more time traveling adventures? Absolutely, so by all means Dark Horse let's make this happen!

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Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #2 is a smart and compelling comic that knows exactly what really it wants to be. The creative team has crafted something special here that easily continues to maintain its intent while growing the scope of it all.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #118 is an engaging piece of fictionthat pushed the arc of Bloody Bones forward while developing a character in the process. For the creative team offered worthwhile material that should please plenty of fanboys and fangirls.

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Mirror's Edge: Exordium #5 is the type of tie-in that makes senseas the creative team continues todevelop the game's protagonist while filling in the wait between sequels. For that reason this outing comes easily recommended to any curious fanboy or fangirl.

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Doc Savage: The Spider's Web #2understandsits audience and it makes a case as towhy its fans should be happy with it. In other words: if you know of the Man of Bronze then you need to add this to your collection.

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Inferno: Resurrection #1 is an outright engaging yarn that may not carry a lot of depth in its ways but I guarantee it'll leave you grinning from ear to ear. Bare that factin mind as you go out and grab yourself a copy, as I honestly have a feeling that you won't regret it.

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Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #4 is not a perfect endeavor but as penultimate issues go it succeeds enough to warrant a purchase. If you're looking for an old school TR fix thenbe happybecause this is a mini-series made especially for you.

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Spidey #2 is a very sturdy adventure that's a welcome place for both new and old fans. It's not high brow entertainment but it is a fun experience that I can easily recommend to any curious onlookers out there.

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The Eighth Seal #2 is a strong stride in the right direction as the plot begins to thicken around this conspiracy. Where this is going is anyone's guess but for now it's a smart ride worth taking.

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Contest of Champions #4 is another smart and finely tuned entry that will leave eager fans begging for more. It may surprise some to read but four in and this is an excellenttitlethat certainly warrantsattention.

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DC Comics Bombshells #8 is another really good entry that may have left me wanting more focus on certain playersbut the final product still gave me plenty to dive into. I honestly can't wait to pick up #9 in Februaryso that we can see where the final portionof this arc goes.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #18 is not the best the franchise has to offer but it's another really good entry that keeps the forward momentum of itsarc strong. To be blunt: if you want an indie title with an Emerald Archer that's funthen look no further.

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Spider-Man 2099 #5 is exactly what longtime webheads are looking for. We have a stellar creative team building an arc that's bound to get more than a few fanboys and fangirls to keep picking this one up on a monthly basis. So if you haven't yet now's the right time to catch up on thesetemporal shenanigans. You won't regret the investment, trust us.

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Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 is a good start that gets more right than wrong as the creative builds a fun atmosphere. And considering where the last page left the title I'm more than eager to see what the creative team does next.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Van Helsing vs. Dracula #4lives up to its part in the arcwhile being a near perfect penultimate issue. I have zero complaints as Zenescopehas a release that should please fans while attracting curious newcomers to its awesomeness.

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The Vision #3 is a smartly written and well executed treat, so good news for you we're only three issues in sothere's plenty of time to catch up. Run out to your local shop and add it to your subscription or at the very least pick up the first outing and see what you think.

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Justice League #47 is another good entry forDarkseid Waras it brings in the Crime Syndicate and starts a new act for this destructive conflict. It does all that under the instruction of a stellar creative team that earns recognition from this reviewer.

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Superman: Lois & Clark #3 is a high quality entry that should get new and old fans excited. There's a lot to enjoy here as the creative team presents a personality drenched extension that's more than ready to find a spot in your captivating collection.

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Wonder Woman #47 is a good entry with a creative team that knew exactly what they wanted to say. They hiccupa bit but for the most part we see themland some solid narrative blows that make the road to #50even more interesting than it already was.

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Aliens/Vampirella #5 is an easy comic to grade because it exists as something that's downright fun. This is not highbrow entertainment or the lowest common denominator between these two franchises, as the creative team instead creates something more than those basic descriptions. Dynamite should be a happy publisher because this is one crossover they canbe proud of.

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Conan the Avenger #21 is a quality entry that's as tough as it honestly needs to be. The execution of the creative team is not flawless but it's really good so much so that this entry effortlesslycomes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #117 is fun adventure that brings this arc to a close. And even though the resolution came together quickly I found myself invested in its outcome as this one did more than enough right to come recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Realm Knights: 2015 Giant-Size is a release where on one hand the story is quality whilethe illustrationsare nicebutthey don't mesh well. For that reasonthefinal product gets positive praiseas itearns the right to comerecommended.

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Seduction of the Innocent #2 showed its audience something more than maybe I expected it to be. As a clearly capable creative team holdsa title to be proud of that I can recommend to any curious fanboys or fangirls.

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Aliens vs. Zombies #5 is an insane ride all the way to its fitting finish. The whole arc might feel like it wraps up too quickly but let's be honest if you take a step back its pace fits the previous four outings and I for one can't wait for thewhat comes next.

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Michael Turner's Fathom Blue #6 is a smartly written ride that brings this volume to a close while opening a big door for the future. I for one can't wait to see what Aspen does next with this saga.

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Voltron: From the Ashes #4 is a comic book that I'm happy to review because it left me feeling a high note before this franchise reached its penultimateissue. If you're a fan of the property pick this one up because you won't regret it.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Coven #5 is a smartly executed joyride. Sure some elements fall into place a bit quickly but there's no denying the fact that the team sent things off in the right direction. Personally I hope to see themtogether again sooner rather than later.

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The Rook #3 is an immensely fun experience that pushes the franchise forward while keeping time travel in play mode. If you have never heard of it before here's your chance, go out and buy the first two issues plus this one because you won't regret it.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland #42 is a fitting continuation that gets to its endratherquickly but still manages to hold curious eyesalong the way. To sum it up the place of dreams is still in good hands when it comes to this sturdy creative team.

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Jirni vol.2 #5 is a strong conclusion that entertains from beginning to end. It may not be a deep entry but it gets the job done while setting up a more than promising future for Ara, her saga and its hopefully soon to come third chapter.

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The Steam Man #3 is not the best book you'll read this week but there's no doubt that for what it is it's entertaining. So by all means run out to your local comic shop and grab yourself a copy because we could all use some fun in our pull-lists.

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Wayward #12 is another stellar entry that may not reach the highest level of quality it can but it certainly dances with the best of them. If I could describe what this is in two words I'd say: plot progression, which believe me is a great thing.

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Harrow County #8 may end things a bit quickly for this engaging arc but it does so with a sense of self that comes from a book three times its age. The creative team has enough good going on to keep their audience and give them arelease that's worth their time.

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The Eighth Seal #1 has some room to grow but for the most part the creative team has a concept that's worth paying attention to. More so I can happily say that we can ignore a few hiccups here and there as this comic earns a spot on your pull-list.

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Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #1 is a gripping start that's ready to earn a spot on your pull-list. Whether you've heard of the franchise before or not the time is now to take a chance on it because with this creative team at its back you won't regret it.

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Mirror's Edge: Exordium #4 pushes the narrative forward but it fails to carry the excitement that the earlieroutings enjoyed. The road toward the next console iteration feels on track but this issue came offmore like filler then a point beyond halfway which was disappointing. But still strong dialogueand solid kinetic energy will keep this one on your pull-list.

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Doc: Savage: The Spider's Web #1 is not the type of release that's going to change people's opinions on the Man of Bronze but hey it's fun from beginning to end. And if you're a fanboy or fangirl that's looking for an old school adventure then rest easy because you're in luck, as this first issue in this engaging yarncomes recommended.

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Seduction of the Innocent #1 is not a perfect launch by any stretch but it has that right amount of good intent to get me to come back for more. In other words: if you want a crime noir drama to read then this might be up your alley so by all means give it a shot.

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Adam.3 #4 is the type of new age iteration of an old fashion yarn that bridges the gap between generations. As a sort of modern day high stake adventure genre we see a really solid creator do his thing with enough goodin the end to keep an audience.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #13 keeps things fun and rather straight forward as the creative team developed the relationship betweenour two primaries. There were some elements along the way that could have used a bit more nuance in their interaction and implementation but still the overall piece pleased its audience so much so that I can easily recommend it.

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Witchblade #185 is not a high action issue that forces our heroine to confront one final big baddie, instead we have a somber conclusion that shoots to lay the groundwork for a future for and beyond Sara Pezzini as our icon retires to find a life. It's at times sad to read but those involvedshow how much they care for aindiebook that's stuck around this long by doingwhat they do best. So much so that the end product feels right to recommendwhether you've been following or not. Now's a great time to grab this and celebrate the end of an era.

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The Rook #2 ultimately turns into a more than worthwhile part two that deserves a spot on your pull-list. So by all means take a chance on this Dark Horse property because with this creative team at its back you won't regret it.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland #41 is a comic book that's easy to grade because it maintains its quality while pushing itself forward. Every inch counts as the creative team delivers on all fronts with a comic that comes recommended.

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Jirni vol.2 #4 is a more than solid outing as the creative team offers action, excitement and a leading lady worth rooting for. In other words: yes, you should pick this issue up and all the previous releases that took the book to this point.

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Mulan: Revelations #4 is a quality entry that absolutely deserves a spot on your pull-list. If you love action, science fictionorancient lore then there's something for you in this adventure. For that reason this onecomes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood: 2015 Holiday Special may not be what any of us reallyexpected this year but man oh man is the comic book a blast. So by all means go out and grab acopybut fair warning if you haven't read#16 yet please do so because this follows that.

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Voltron: From the Ashes #3 is a good release that for fans of the old show will no doubt bring a smile to their face. A potent finish and a promising future leaves this heading in the right direction as the next part of the arcstands ready for action.

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Fathom Blue #5 is a worthy addition to this franchise that has survived above water. If you're looking for solid entertainment and a team book I do indeed recommend that you give this a try as it comes recommended.

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Carnage #1 is a strong beginning that has a few rocky parts here and there but the ultimate joy of the yarn outweighs them. In other words: kudos to the creative team because you just launched a quality book for a character that many forgot.

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Secret Wars #7 is the turning point for God Emperor Doom and his rule over Battleworld. The uprising has begun withthe fracturing of this barely held togetherrealm looming on the horizon, it's good that we have smart people charting this odyssey. It's an added bonus that the team seems capable and ready to deliver these final blows as this one comes recommended.

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Aliens vs. Zombies #4 is fun plain and simple. It carries an easy to enter script with art that's bound to make fans smile and for that reason this release earns a recommendation from me. So yes by all means go out and grab up thisissue comeWednesday.

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Grimm Tales of Terror Volume 2 #2 is another sturdy entry that continues to offer up somedecent horror. The creative team built a good release that managesto propel this franchise toward its future while we, as fans, can run out to buy a copy this Wednesday.

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Harrow County #7 is a quality release that deserves a spot in your collection. If you've been reading then you're going to love this one, if you haven't now's a perfect time to go back issue hunting because this really is one experience you don't want to miss out on.

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Mirror's Edge: Exordium #3 is another good entry that keeps this video game tie-in on course. Add in those smart pencil strokes here and there plus somesteady plot progression and there's no doubt in my mind that this comic earns itself a recommendation from me.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #16 is another really strong entry that keeps the frantic but fun pace of the series going. Kudos to the creative team because it'seasy to see why this book belongs on your pull-list as this entry earns praise and recognition from me.

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Zodiac Starforce #3 is exactly what it needs to be and a bit more. The creative team takes what could have been an easy enough arc to convey and adds to layers to it without losing the core strength that has kept this cast together thus far.

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Aliens/Vampirella #3 is a quality romp in space that deserves a spot on your pull-list. The creative team is offering an engaging escape to madness that should sate the appetite of dedicated followers that are invested in either or both properties. In other words: run out to your local shop today to pick up this issue and the previous two, because you won't regret it!

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Cage Hero #1 has some good moments but for the most part this first release feels poorly executed. The art is worth looking at and the dialogue can be sort of enjoyable if seen in the right light, but as the end product currentlyresidesI can't recommend this one.

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Justice League: The Darkseid War – Superman #1 is a good issue that understands what it needs to do. Minus a few stumbles the end product turns into an easy to follow one-shot with enough worth to earn a spot on your pull-list.

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Justice League: The Darkseid War – Flash #1 highlights so many worthwhile strengths that I honestly want to sit down and read it again. So it should be clear at this point that this one-shot is more than what it should be as it earns praise and a recommendation from me.

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The Tithe #6 is a very good release that understands what it wants to accomplish in the time it's given. Can't say enough good things about this high quality release as it easily comes recommended. So if you haven't been keeping up now's the perfect time to catch up.

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The Rook #1 is a downright engaging piece of fiction that more than earns an audience. Sure if you stop and think about it too much you might feel a bit confused but avoid that so we can all smile and re-read this one again.

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The Steam Man #1 is a good start to a concept that deserves attention. There's plenty of room for improvement down the road but the creative team does enough right to earn an audience while prepping a title that deserves to be addedyour pull-list.

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Harrow County #6 is a good read that does what it needs to do and so much more to keep this entire series a must own experience. So if you haven't been reading this the time is right, go add this to your pull-list.

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Mirror's Edge: Exordium #2 is a very good release that understands its audience and that right there is what separates it from other title's hitting shops this week which helps me to easily recommend this to any curious gamers out there.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Realm War #12 is a fitting end to the Age of Darkness, brought to you by a stellar creative team that knows how to get the action going while holding onto the heart of Sela. In other words: grab up this whole volume and witness an event done right.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #15 is an outstanding reason to head out to your local shop and enjoy this Wednesday. Trust me my fellow fanboys and fangirls you'll be happy you chose to spend this week with this emerald archer.

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Avengers #0 proves to be a really likable starting point for a universe of heroes that really stand eager and ready to find more than a few dedicated fanboys or fangirls out there. So by all means pick this up and find out which roster deserves attention.

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Amazing Spider-Man #1 is a solid start to something that feels more right than random. With a strong team and several back-up stories meant to introduce us to the growing roster of arachnid themed titles there's no doubt in my mind that fans should give this a try.

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Contest of Champions #1 is, so far, my favorite series born from the aftermath of Secret Wars. It gets right to the thick of its purpose without burying us with too much exposition which believe me is a great thing. For that reason this easily comes recommended.

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Secret Wars #6 is an engaging outing that may not be the strongest or best of the event but it more that keeps a positive flow going. So by all means go out and grab a copy before the universe ends… again!

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Adam.3 #3 is another rousing entry that makes use of its time while dealing with the mid-point of its overallarc. What we have here is simply a worthwhile adventure title that easily deserves to find itself an audience.

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The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1 is an enjoyable romp that fits in with the current roster of titles fromAspen. And after this first issue I'm eager to see where our gun-toting heroine heads next on her journey to find and follow the yellow brick road.

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Tet #2 is a really good comic book that actually understands its audience and delivers a sturdy continuation. I'm eager to see where its narrative goes next but for now this is enough to tide me over until then.

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Justice League #44 represents something that's exceedingly rare for one of the bit two companies in this industry, and that's an event actually handled right. Through a very strong creative team which boasts pretty pictures and consistently engaging plot development, we see a fourth entry that's more than worth its own price of admission. Highly recommended.

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Aliens vs. Zombies #3 is yet another good entry in a franchise that's not trying to be more than what it is. And trust me when I say: that's really not a bad thing as this outing easily comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #114 is an easy comic to grade because the creative team did exactly what they needed to and just a bit more. By yielding straight forward dialogue and a wealth of illustrativeworth that wants to ask “do you remember magic?” they ultimately leave me with plenty of reasons to recommend this piece of fiction.

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Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #3 is yet another example of one of the best properties currently coming from Aspen. It's a solid independent title with a worthwhile creative team which, let's be honest, is more than most titles ever get during their tenure.

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Vampirella 2015 Annual is a high quality piece of fiction that makes use of its long standing protagonist while giving her some worthwhile interactions along the way. To put it simply this outing rather easily comes recommended to any curious readers giving it the once over.

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Zodiac Starforce #2 is an engaging entry that's not perfect by any stretch of the imaginationbut the creative team manages to pull off a largely enjoyableexperience. For that reason this easily comes recommended.

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Justice League 3001 #4 is another stellar issue that will no doubt keep an already dedicated audience. Though truth be told it's so good it really does deserve to find more as this outing with the fastest woman alive comes highly recommended.

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The Tithe #5 represents exactly the type of smart yarn I hope to read. By taking on organized religion while offering two differing perspectives on the subject fanboys and fangirls are bound to walk away from this a little bit more informed. In other words: if this title isn't already on your pull-list you owe it to yourself to go and grab a copy.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #11 is another really good entry that easilyearnsa spot on your pull-list. If you're a fan of the character prior to this or if you're just starting to get to know hisworld this is a sound place to start. So by all means go grab a copy!

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Witchblade #184 is a sturdy enough arc finisher that sets up the series finale but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed by it. Seeing as how its villain might be the last bad guy Sara Pezzini takes down before she leaves my pull-list it all makes me, as a fan, wish we had a more potent rival in the mix. Still enough is done right to keep the book on track for its date with destiny in November.

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Secret Six #6 represents the end of an arc and a sturdy turning point for our primary cast of characters. Right now I can easily say that this was a quality entry that stumbled a bit but never lost its fun atmosphere along the way. In my mind this yarn turnedinto a good finish while setting up a sturdy jump-on point next month, as I closed it and felt largely pleased with what I read.

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Wonder Woman #44 is a good entry that stumbles a bit along the way. But with a promising finish and a worthwhile interpretation of our heroine it's clear to me that this title that does enough right to warrant attention and a even recommendation.

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Critter #3 is fun for everyone as Big Dog Ink continues to grow through their merger with Aspen. And this latest round of shenanigans is good enough to warrant some attention from curious fanboys and fangirls as the overall experience of it earns a recommendation from me.

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Jirni vol.2 #2 is the type of high seas adventure yarn that's just bound to attract an audience. With a smart creative team and an old, but epic, plot structure this franchise remains a winning onefor Aspen as the latest issue comes recommended.

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Voltron: From the Ashes #1 is a fun iteration of a property that needs to make a comeback in a strong way. As a child of the 80s it makes me smile to see a good creative teamready to go with an opening issue that's good from start to finish. For that reason this comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Van Helsing vs. Dracula #2 is a fast paced and high action addition that still manages to find enough room for suspense and plot building. It's a more than worthwhile continuation that furthers the reputation of its antagonist while pushing Liesel to confront her world and where it's currently going. To sum up: this comic is pure quality that comes recommended.

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Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 is astrongfinish that carriedsome corny moments but never failed to inspire. For that reason the creative team more than earns recognition and praise as this one comes recommended.

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Civil War #4 represents the start of a resolution for an argument that pushed friends and family to opposing sides. But now with the right groundwork in place this creative team stands poised to deliver an ending that could do justice to the original event. Highly recommended.

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Secret Wars 2099 #5 is a more than worthwhile entry, truth be told I wanted a bit more space considering everything that happens within this plot. But ultimately what we have is a rock solid package that warrants a place as your event tie-in collection continues to expand.

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Eternal Soulfire #3 is another really good entry for a series that deserves to find a growing audience. With a smart creative team at its back we've got a title that's ready for your reading pleasure as it rather easily comes recommended.

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Harrow County #5 is an excellent addition to this comic franchise. The creative team understands the type of material they're trying to sell and they're only getting better at it. So right now is the perfect time to add this book to your already full pull-list.

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Mirror's Edge: Exordium #1 is an easy comic to grade because it does exactly what it needs and just a bit more. The creative team held my attention from start to finish with a prequel that understands its path. So by all means go out and grab a copy, you deserve it.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #14 is an easy book to grade because at the end of the day it's fun from beginning to end and there's nothing wrong with that. With a strong creative team and a worthwhile directionthere'sworth to be found here as this comes recommended.

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Tet #1 is a sturdy comic that knows exactly what it wants to be. And with a more than competent creative team plus a clear vision on where everything is going there's no doubt in my mind that this issue did enough right to win an audience.

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DC Comics Bombshells #2 is an outstanding addition to any collection. Whether you knew this was a monthly series or not now's the right time to dive in so by all means run out to your local shop andadd it to your pull-list or buy the digital first releases on comiXology.

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Adam.3 #2 is an absolutely engaging piece of fiction that excels through the might of its creator. I appreciated the format decisions as I eagerly shower this title with praise and recommend it to any curious onlookers that might want to try something new.

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Aliens / Vampirella #1 is far better than it ever needed to be. Sure it can be a bit predictable but the whole of the yarn came together with good illustrations andan engaging bout of text. So much so that it left me downright giddy about the next five issues.

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Danger Girl: Renegade #1 is going to be a comic book that right from the onset is going to attract a specific type of audience member. But whether you've been around from the start, or if this is your first foray with Abbey Chase, the creative team hit it out of the park with this issue. It's a solid start point for a mini-series that seems to be bound for fun as this comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland #39 is the type of comic I love to grade. It's a continuation of a currently running arc that continues to toy with characters I've grown fond of without cheapening analreadyestablished monthly title.

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Civil War #3 continues the momentum of its narrative while offering enough meaty material to sate the appetite of fanboys and fangirls. In other words if you're planning to dive into any of the Secret Wars extensions this release and title needs to be at the top of your list.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #10 is a good outing that may not push the established boundaries of the franchise, but it adds another layer to them. So by all means, if you haven't already, go out and grab a copy because you won't regret it as this one comes recommended.

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Aliens vs. Zombies #2 won't win any rewards but man it deserves some praise. With too many events out there and way too much seriousness it's nice to read a tale that wants to poke fun at familiar tropes without selling its audience short as this entry comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #4 is asuccess on several levels. With a sturdy creative team and a rock solid cliffhanger the purchase of this issue seems like a must for any thatmight find themselves to be interested in an awesome ride.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Coven #2 is an excellent second chapter that knows exactly what kind of story it wants to tell. And through that clarity we see worthwhile players that are sure to keep an audience long after this volume wraps up its current journey.

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Justice League 3001 #3 is another quality addition to this second volume. The squad, even removed from the present day, havetheir issues to be sure but they're still themselves. And in that balancing act we see a creative team shine in a title that just deserves to find an audience as the final product earns recognition and praise from me.

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Mulan: Revelations #3 is a high quality entry into a comic franchisethat gets easier to recommend with each passing page. In other words: this creative team delivers the goods in a bookthat absolutely warrants a look and deserves a spot on your coveted pull-list.

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The Four Points #4 is not perfect by any stretch but as penultimate issues go this one was good enough to get me back for next month's finale. It offers a simple plot, decent advances and the right amount ofset up to keep its spot on an already stuffed pull-list.

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Zodiac Starforce #1 is a sturdy start for a property that needs to find an audience. There were a few hiccups to note but the team delivered charm withpersonality in spades, so much so that I can easily recommend it. Long live this squadof magically powered girls!

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Justice League #43 turned out to be an accessible and engaging entry that's bound to make more than a few fanboys and fangirls happy. With the right amount of build-up and preparation from the creative team this War is really starting to heat up in the right ways. The time has come so by all means go out to your local shop and grab yourself a copy.

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Postal #6 is special because it maintains a rather consistentlevel of quality that fans of this franchise have come to expect. So it's with the greatest of ease that I can happily recommend this releaseas it deserves a spot on your pull-list.

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Secret Six #5 entertains before it wraps up with just enough lingering elements to get us back for #6. In my mind the series, as a whole, has stumbled a bit out of the gate but with this addition it feels like the creative team is getting things back on track for this oddly fun team.

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The Infinite Loop #5 is solid entertainment and all things considered the underlying meaning doesn't need to be pushed ashard as it is, withthe bulk of the story bringingit out through simple bits of interaction. Truth be told whether you pick this up or not depends on an answer to a simple question: do you like science fiction? Good then I gladly recommend this to you!

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Wonder Woman #43 suffers from a few hiccups here and therebut ultimately the script more than saves itself as the entire endeavor earns a recommendation from me. So by all means go out and buy yourself a copy because you won't regret it.

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Michael Turner's Fathom Blue #3is a comic that deserves an audience as Aspen presents a title that keeps in mind established lore while laying a welcome mat for any out there that might be curious enough to dive in for the first time. In other words: this is a good buy that deserves a purchase from a decent amount offanboys and fangirls.

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Vampirella #13finds its way but stumbles ever so slightly,truth be told it never really ceases to impress.For that reason this release maintains the volume quality as itconcludes onearc tolay the groundwork for future adventures with our iconic monster huntress.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Van Helsing vs. Dracula #1 is a high quality start to something that deserves a place on every pull-list. Love to read something that plays with genre tropes without falling victim to them? You've come to the right title because for a modest price of admission this is one journey that will no doubt please both new and seasoned followers as it easily comes highly recommended.

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Secret Wars #5 loses some ground with plot progression but taking the time to share the nuggets it does is more than good in my mind. Add in the steady hand of a consistent team and a destroyed universe that's barely holding on feels like it's in capable hands.

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Constantine: The Hellblazer #3 is a good step in the right direction for this volume. There were some rough edges but for the most part the creative team did enough right in my mind to warrant a recommendation from me.

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DC Comics Bombshells #1 gets a high score from me because the creative team flat out wowed me with this opening issue. Smart dialogue, a sturdy plot and consistently engaging pieces of artcaptured my attention from beginning to end.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #113 is quality entertainment. From start to finish you can feel the intent of the creative team behind it as they steadily build off their success while dropping more than a few interesting tidbits that are bound to make this year at Arcane Acre exciting.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland #38 is an outright success that may not reach the franchise highs but it keeps this quality train rolling along. So by all means go out and grab a copy because you won't regret it later on.

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Harrow County #4 is a really good comic that does more than enough right to justify a spot on your pull-list. A steady creative team, smart script and compelling art all equal out to quality entertainment that, even with competition in mind, should easily come recommended.

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King: Mandrake The Magician #3 turned out to be yet another fun entry that keeps the good vibes surrounding this little mini-series going strong. In other words: if you're looking for a fun excuse to visit the supernatural side of things then this comes recommended.

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Critter #2 is not something that's drastically different than the norm, but there's a charm to it that makes itworthwhile. Add ina sturdy creative team and there's no doubt that this franchise is ready to come out and play.

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Eternal Soulfire #2 is, in my mind, a visually engaging piece of fiction that successfully builds on what's come before with a slightly fresh spin on things. Add in the fact that the creative team seems to know exactly what they're doing and there's no way that this title doesn't make the cut to be on your coveted pull-list. Recommended.

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Civil War #2 is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but with this issue it's quickly become clear that this is a mini-series worthy of its name. So by all means rush out and grab this before it sells out at your local shop. Recommended.

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Jirni Vol. 2 #1 is a solid jump-on point that gets the ball rolling for the next leg of this adventure. There are some flaws but never enough to derail a title that's eager to expand the scope of its own already diverse realm.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #13 is a smart and spunky adventure yarn that makes use of its primary characters while building up a fun crossover that's bound to make many fanboys and fangirls smile. In other words: Zenescope has another winner on their hands!

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The Fly: Outbreak #5 ends its volume in a way that acknowledges its journey and tips a hat toward its origins while pushing beyond itself along the way. I wanted a bit more room for the last few scenes to resonate with its audience. Even so the whole book came together in order to be called good and as it earns a spotin your collection.

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The Tithe #4 is superb entertainment with thought behind it and isn't that exactly the type of indie comic you want to support? Kudos to Top Cow who, after four issues, have clearly demonstrated a title that talks religious dogma while utilizing the components of a heist movie.

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Tomb Raider #18 is a video game tie-in that augments what's been established while building toward the next entry in the franchise. Lara Croft has been through a lot and to have a creative team that's capable enough to displaythat fact easily elevates this entire title. I'm eager to see where this goes now, considering where that cliffhanger left us, but for the momentI just want to say that this issue comes recommended.

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Wayward #10 is the type of high quality outing that we, as an audience,deserve. The creative team pushes their world forward without stumbling over the debris of a confrontation that's bound to have an impact in the releases to come. And so for now I can gleefully say that this entry earns the right to have a spot in your buy pile as it comes recommended.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #13 gave me, as a reviewer and fan, something to enjoy.It may be the end for now but take heart for Keres will return with another go at theseshenanigans beginning around Halloween. But in the mean time grab this up because you won't regret it.

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Jungle Girl: Season Three #4 turned out to be a good finish. Although I did want a bit from the script, as the journey felt a bit brief,but the sheer fun of it all combined with a winning creative team easily makes this an entry that should be purchased.

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Mulan: Revelations #2 is exactly the type of surprising comic that I want to find on my pull-list. It's fun, energetic and dynamic enough to earn an audience along with deserved praise. So by all means if you haven't grabbed up a copy of this title yet now's the time to start.

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Surface Tension #3 is a sturdy mid-point for a compelling yarn. We're starting to get some answers but its clear that the meat of them are being held backas we head ever onward to the finish line. Even so this is still a worthwhile purchase that does a good job selling its material.

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The Infinite Loop #4 proves to be a welcome addition for amini-seriesthat earns recognition. What we have is a tightly woven and well realized treat that pushes its own saga, and perspectives, forward while gaining fans in the process.

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Edward Scissorhands #10 is not perfect by any stretch but it's a fitting conclusion to a short lived series that should go on to please. It's a good entrythat does right by the Tim Burtonproperty as this comic comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #112 represents a turning point in the lives of those connected to Arcane Acre. And as we begin year two next monthI have to say that I can't wait to see what Zenescope has in store for its fans as the march to2016 continues.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #9 is not the zenith of the franchise but it sports all the parts that make it so good. To put it simply fanboys and fangirls this outing at the end of the day happensto be one that deserves praise plus a place on your pull-list.

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The Fly: Outbreak #4 is not a wholly normal experience, but hey it does exist as a rather fitting addition to any library looking for science fiction and horror. So if you don't have this one on your pull-list buy the back issues and add it before it finishes its run with #5.

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Justice League #42 represents a quality entry in a literary run that's second to none. The creative team continues to pile on their successes while building the stakes for what's about to happen, so by all means head to your local shop and pick this up!

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Aliens vs. Zombies #1 is not high brow by any stretch of the imagination, and it won't win any awards, but if you're in the market for something fun than I easily recommend this sturdy entry for you. So by all means go out and grab a copy of this book.

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Fathom: Blue #2 is a more than solid continuation of the aged franchise. It offers smart dialogue, capable art and a worthwhile cast of characters that are sure to engage. In other words: if this good issue isnot on your pull-list it should be.

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Gravedigger #1 with a competent team, an easy to follow premise and a plot that doesn't rely on over explanation adds up to smart fiction. There's no doubt in my mind that this comic is quality entertainment that deserves recognition.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Alice in Wonderland One-Shot is a high quality yarn that deserves to be purchased by any fanboy or fangirl with an affinity for horror. Thanks to a great creative team this aspect of the Zenecope10th Anniversary turned out to be a treat.

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King: Prince Valiant #3 is an entertaining romp in the past that keeps this interconnected universe active, alive and vibrant. It can be said that the creative team handles their work, with an array ofskills, that will easily make you smile. As this experience stands out and happens to come recommended.

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King: The Phantom #4 is a sturdy and accessible release that knows what it wants to be. It's a refreshing takehandled by a creative team that understands the characters they're playing with, so much so that it left me eagerly anticipating the next outing. So by all means keepthis one and buy the previous three, you won't regret it.

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Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2is what I hope to find within the landscape of Battleworld. It's a jaunt that further explores a familiar playerin a new light while not abandoning the core elements that have allowed Peter Parker to be a fan favorite all these years.

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Secret Wars 2099 #3 is fun and isn't it time with all the seriousness going on around what remains of the Marvel Universe thatwe, as fanboys and fangirls, get to laugh a bit? I think so which is why I give this one praise and a solid recommendation.

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Spider-Island #1 is a solid exploration into Battleworld that's bound to engage fanboys and fangirls who enjoyed the original event. It's not as strongas other entries but the creative team did more than enough to earn a recommendation from me.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Realm War #10 is a smart continuation that held my attention and didn't waste time setting the stage for #11. If you've been following this then by all means go grab this release right now, as it's worth the price of admission.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents The Little Mermaid #5 is a fitting conclusion to this first volume. What we get out of it is a protagonist that seems somewhat ready to accept her destiny while solving some familial questions along the way. Truth be told I wanted a bit more from it's final two pages but that's a minor complaint in a mini-series that easily held my attention from start to finish.

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I'd love to tell you whether or not Captain Midnight #24 is the definitive end for our heroes, but that would be a spoiler. All I will say is that the experience offered within this title has been worthwhile and this latest entry is no different.

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Mulan: Revelations #1 is the type of quality experience I think we all hope to stumble upon at our local shops. I had no idea what to expect from it but after a single release I am ready to subscribe to it. Kudos to Dark HoresComicsand the creative team as they deserve to get recognition, because they've got a winner on their hands.

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From my perspectiveMythic #2 is fun plain and simple. If you go to your local comic shop looking for something that's different than the norm,then let me assure you because you've found something that I believe you need on your pull-list.

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The Tithe #3 captured my imagination from start to finish, and it still holds my attention as I write this review. There were parts of the narrative that seemed obvious, but with stellar illustrations and a workablecast of characters I'm left medrawn in. Overall I'm ready torecommendthisas the creative did more than enough to dazzle me.

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Tomb Raider #17 may represent my favorite issue yet from this team. Sure if you stop and think about certain elements the whole thing might feel a bit shaky but that doesn't take away from all the good that's done cover to cover. To sum up: if your eager for the next game and you need more adventures to tide you over than this title needs to be on your pull-list.

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In my mind Wayward #9 turns out to be a rather high quality extension of a property that continues to be considerablyworthwhile. With steady hands behind this journey there's no room for doubt because month in and month out Image Comics continues to have a winner on their plate. So by all means if you haven't been enjoyingthese supernatural adventuresthe time is now, go pick up thoseback issues.

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Secret Six #3 is a largely enjoyable experience that one me over evenbefore it reached a plot twist and a considerable cliff-hanger. To put it simply: here's a title that's just too good to miss so by all means rush out to your local comic shop and pick up the first three releases because this franchise in general comes recommended.

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Wonder Woman #41 is a solidstart for an era that doesn't feel wholly detached from its own established history. And even though I felt there were some hiccups with the script I'm still eager to see where the creative team takes this yarn next.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #11 is an example of a bout of real world fun as only a capable creative team can deliver. It was a yarn that from beginning to end warrants attention beyond its normal audience. In short: this one easily earned high marks from me.

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The Four Points #3 is an issue that presents a disagreement between our leading ladies. And through the talents involved they find a way to progress a yarn that feels like something that demands attention. In other words this is one comic that deserves a spot on your pull-list.

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Harrow County #2 is a smart and to the point yarn that not only deserves an audience but might just manage to conjure up one. I had no idea what to expect when I purchased its#1 but I'm happy I did, because two issues laterand I can tell that this was a worthwhile investment on my part as both a critic and a fan. Recommended.

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Midnight Society: The Black Lake #1 is an imperfect release to be sure but one with a tremendous amount of promise. So much so that I can be captivatedby the art plus the world and ignore the weak parts in order toembrace its strengths as thiscomes recommended.

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Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam #2 is exactly what fans of the first volume should be happy to receive. The second issue keeps its narrative going strong with outstanding visuals and a sturdy script. And minus a few scenes that I thought could have been handled a bit better I walkedaway from this one downright giddy to give it a fully earned recommendation.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #11 will not be for everyone but if you look in the mirror and see yourself as a horror fan than there's no doubt in my mind that you need this in your life. It's not wholly perfect but I guarantee that it will entertain you with a very simple yarn to boot.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #7is exactly what any reader looking for an excuse to travel back to Barsoom needs in their life. It's a fun outing that deals with a growing threat while cementing the bond between our princess and her captain from far off Jasoom.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Snow White 10th Anniversary One-Shot is an engaging trip that raises some interesting questions, but ultimately I wanted a bit more out of this specificnarrative. As time goes by there's plenty of room for exploration and in all honesty I can't wait to see what the creative minds over at Zenescope come up with next in order to top all the awesomeness that has already happened.

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Surface Tension #1 is smart science fiction kept strictly is a real world type of situation. That might sound like a really weird statement but that's the impression I'm left with when I closed this issue. The franchise creator gave us human characters in a terrible situation, and by the looks of things, it's only going to get more complicated from this point on. Recommended.

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Wayward #8 is not a wholly perfect affair but it exists as a complete reminder of why this is a franchise to watch. A solid continuation with narrative nuggets that make it more than what it could have been, sets the case for this to be a recommended addition inany collection.

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Captain Midnight #23 is what I wanted to read. For followers there was plenty of meat to enjoy but if you haven't been reading keepclear of this one as you insteadbuy the trade paperbacks in order to catch up. Trust me, the investment isworth it.

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Tomb Raider #16 is a good continuation that maintains a quality extensionof what has largely become, in this reviewers estimation, one of the most successful relaunches in recent video game history. Recommended.

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Vamplets #3 is irreverent fun that doesn't rewrite any genre specifically, but it does enough to be more than just good. In other words: here's a comic that deserves a purchase as itmight be what you've been hoping for all this time and you had no idea that it even existed.

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Zombie Tramp vs. Vampblade #1 is not going to set the world on fire with originality but it is the start of a fully capable crossover. There's plenty of room for improvement but, as of right now, this is one comic that might just be entertaining enough to land a spot on your pull-list.

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Sons of the Devil #1 is a strong start to an arc that's bound to turn some heads. Cult antics, murders, anger management, the hunt for a chosen child and a main character that'sworth rooting for adds up tosomething that I can easily recommend to any curiousfanboy or fangirl.

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Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1 is a good start for something that's weird but nonetheless inviting. Add in some solid humor and ignore some minor quibbles and, in my mind, Dark Horse has another sturdycharacter tale on their hands. So by all means rush to your local comic shop and give this odd one a chance to impress.

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The Tithe #2 is an outstanding release that understands both its audience and the story it wants to tell. It's not perfect, as a couple scenes were held back by some slightly rockydialogue. but for the most part I walked away from this one rather pleased with what I read. And I speak for the rest of theSnap Pow staff when I say: we can't wait to see what Samaritan does next.

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Vampirella #12 is one of those titles that commands attention. Sure it's been written off in the past due to the heroine's outfit but now's the time to give the franchise a chance, as its current creative team has delivered yet another good issue for you to enjoy. In short: it's time to catch up with this lasting iconand enjoy what you've been missing.

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East of West #19 is exactly what I look for in a western combined with abiblical allegory. It combines its own unique history with familiar plot elements to give yet another compelling reason to keep collecting this series.

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Mythic #1 is a good start to something that might have it within itself to become really interesting. There are some minor hiccups along the way but I'm more than comfortable scoring it well and giving it a recommendation.

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Reyn #5 is an outright fun addition to this young franchise. It presents a complicated situation for our heroes with plenty of monsters to battle and new mysteries to wade through. It did follow a very simple structure but it still engaged, entertained and easily earned a recommendation from me.

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The Tithe #1 represents a quality romp into rebellious wilderness that's bound to turn heads. It might upset people but after they finish kicking up dirt they'll realize that what the creative team gives us is worth a look as this comes recommended.

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Abe Sapien #21 proves that it may be an era where there's Hell on Earth but there are heroes still fighting against the tide of darkness. Add in a smart but capable creative team and we're left with an outing that gives action, suspense and thrills from beginning to end. So in short when all is added together dear readers this comic book comes highly recommended.

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East of West #18 continues to traverse the depths of this twisted version of our world while offering up enough material to keep fans coming back. To sum up: after eighteen issues this is still a comic series that manages to come recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #108 is superb entertainment that sets up its next arc with ease. For that reason and what's coming around the corner this one comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland #33 is a good release to start with that just so happens to offer up a welcome mat to anyone who might be ready. Highly recommended.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #9 is a sturdy comic that does indeed hold attention. It may not be highbrow but it is fun from beginning to end as this comes recommended.

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Sidekick #10 quickly turns into an engaging penultimate outing that pushes itself toward a first volume conclusion. I have no idea what the future might hold for Barry Chase but as it is right now I'm intrigued. You owe it to yourself to pick this up. Highly recommended.

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King: Flash Gordon #2 is a sturdy release that does add to the lore and accomplishes some good before all is said and done. I want the art to be a bit tighter in the future but beyond that this romp does enough right. So by all means get this one as it comes recommended.

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Lola XOXO #6 is a solid conclusion that does more then enough right in my book to earn praise and recognition. For that reason, and the five other issues we've invested in, the finale does indeed earn a recommendation.

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Postal #2 impressed me by doing exactly what the second issue of a new franchise should: grow its world. So far I'm hooked and certainly ready to see where this mini-series goes from here, as this particular outing easily comes recommended.

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Vampirella #10presented a quick resolution to the latest outbreak but the set-up and character progression more then makes up for that haste. And for that reason this issue comes recommended.

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EGOs #6 is another step toward a full-filling series. The creative team has charted something special that grows month in and month out. Because of that, and the tease for #7, this outing comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents White Queen: Age of Darkness #2 is excellent entertainment. With a team that makes use of Zenescope's current landscape there's no doubt that this trekcomes recommended.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #4 proves to be, yet again, a quality romp in this corner of the Dark Horse catalog. So by all means rush to your local shop today and pick up an issue that comes highly recommended.

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Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy #1 is a slow moving first step toward a larger world. Through the actions and events surrounding Thorby we see a basic but discernible trajectory that's bound to turn heads. There's a lot of promise made real here, to the point that I'm willing to embrace the story as it is and give this release a recommendation.

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Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 is a smartly conceived outing that may be all hook but you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way as this comic earns the right to come highly recommended.

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The Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1 is a fitting start to something that should excite readers out there. And I for one can't wait to see where this creative team goes with this most assuredly dynamite crossover. Recommended.

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The Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1 is a fitting start to something that should excite readers out there. And I for one can't wait to see where this creative team goes with this most assuredly dynamite crossover. Recommended.

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Amazing Spider-Man #15 may not deliver every thing fans want but for what we're given there's plenty to enjoy. The team wraps up an event that was fun, engaging and worthy of investment. For that reason this release earns the right to come recommended.

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Spider-Man 2099 #9 is, in a word, exciting! The creative team from the first page to the final panel orchestrates a book that's bound to impress, so much so that it left me eagerly anticipating next month's follow up. Here's to waiting as this comes highly recommended.

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King: Prince Valiant #1 is not what I expected and that's a good thing. It's structure feels old and new as it presents a character that might be worth rooting for. Recommended.

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Captain Midnight #20 is a downright engaging yarn that pushed our protagonist forward while asking him tough questions. Smart text plus dazzling style equals a comic that begs for attention and more than earns it in my book. Recommended.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #4 is a quality comic book that makes me glad to be a fan. It's to the point with just a hint of epicness and enough personality to warrant a recommendation from me.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #3 represents the mid-point in a five part arc and trust me it's a good one. The experience ends quickly but there's no doubt in my mind that eager fanboys and fangirls will walk away from this one happy with their purchase. Recommended.

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Tomb Raider #13 is an engaging read that knows its audience well enough to make it's in-between narrative status function. And that right there deserves some recognition and even praise as this comes recommended.

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B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #128 presents a high quality romp that plays with its cast while furthering yet another rousing arc. It's suspenseful and to the point when it needs to be. This results is a comic that comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #8 proves that Zenescope Entertainment has another winner on their hands. The title is fun, thrilling, engaging and most importantly still a bit spooky. For all those reasons just wrapped up in a pleasing package this easily earns a recommendation.

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King: Mandrake the Magician #1 is a fun outing that knows its primary character well enough to keep my attention. And for that it earns a recommendation from me.

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Reyn #2 is not a genre re-defining experience and it's over too quickly, but it's still loads of fun. Add in the fact that you can just tell that the team behind it has some idea where they want to go with this and it soundly earns a recommendation from me.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #7 represents the type of quality entertainment that I think most fanboys and fangirls are looking for. Add it all up and this outing easily comes highly recommended.

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Wonder Woman #39 does just enough right in regard to the growing literary legacy of Diana in order to earn a sturdy recommendation from me. Recommended.

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When I closedWitchblade #180 I realized it was what I wanted it to be. “Darkness Falls: The Death of Jackie Estacado” handles it's responsibilities from start to finish as it comes highly recommended.

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East of West #17 may not be a groundbreaking entry that shifts the dynamics of the series, but it is another extension that maintains the journey therein nonetheless. It's a quality outing that garners a recommendation from me.

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EGOs #5 may not be the most amazing piece of fiction out there today, but man it's engaging! Add in a smart creative team and there's no doubt that this one comes recommended.

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Ghost #12 is a superb entry, as it maintains the franchise quality and allows room to push the players forward in compelling ways. For that reason this comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #107 represents a comic that's over a hundred issues old, but thanks to the current status quo, feels new reader friendly. Add in the sheer entertainment value and this easily comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents White Queen: Age of Darkness #1 and man it's good! There's been plenty of fearful interpretations of this realm so it's refreshing to read something that's a bit different. For that reason, and obvious quality, this earns a recommendation from me.

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King: Jungle Jim #1 is a exactly what I, as a fan and reviewer wanted. The entire comic is smart, compelling and the creative team is crafty in their execution. And so even though this is a first round effort it still earns high marks from me.

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Lady Demon #2 is a strong entry for theChaos! universe. The creative team delivers something that's fun, engaging and more importantly worthy of a spot on your coveted pull-list. Recommended.

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Red Sonja: Vulture's Circle #2 is an entry that knows what it wants even as the written word lays heavy burdens on its storied icon. However it finds fun and enough quality to earn a recommendation from me.

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Vampirella #9 is an impressive entry that cuts right to the meat of its arc without sacrificing the nuances of story. To put it simply: this comes highly recommended.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #3 is a fast moving adventure yarn that understands the boundless realm of the supernatural. With a solid cast, worthy text and the fact that I'm absorbed by the world of the B.P.R.D. as it existed in 1952 it's no wonder that this comes highly recommended.

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Postal #1 has all the makings of a dynamic thrill-ride. And despite the outing following an upfront path there's plenty of room for further intrigue down the road. With compelling dialogue and a capable protagonist this book earns a recommendation.

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D4ve #1 is an unexpected treat from IDW. With a strong character and a compelling world this has all the necessary parts to be a grand mini-series as this first installment comes recommended.

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Danger Club #6 represents, for me, a surprising return for a title that had already garnered my attention and praise. If this one happened to slip under your radar back in 2013 then now's the right time to go hunting for those back issues! Just trust me: this because this is absolutely one ride every fanboy and fangirl needs as this comic comes highly recommended.

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Flash Gordon #8 is a smart comic book that has enough worth to know how it needs to end. The whole of this volume has been fun in a way few titles can muster and for that reason plus plenty of others, all born from Kings Watch, this release earns the right to be called a must own.

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King: The Phantom #1 covered the necessary meat and potatoes, but if you want the full experience then you need to go hunting for that stellar event which started it all. As a stand alone it does right by its cast and earns a place on your pull-list and for that sound reason this issue comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Realm War #6 continues its trek through the Age of Darkness. It sports quality material, a crowded event and you know what? It's all in good fun as this comes recommended.

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Red Sonja #14 features an arc that cuts right to the core of who our She-Devil is. And the creative team, to their credit, handles that smoothly with a piece that comes recommended.

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Reyn #1 is a solid start that's going to garner attention. It's not perfect but it's good fun as it does enough right to earn a recommendation from me.

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Damsels in Excess #4 represents a comic that's a worthwhile read and also stands as a competent penultimate issue. The team behind it knew what they needed to do while solidifying a franchise that deserves many more volumes for years to come. Recommended.

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Jupiter's Legacy #5 soars to new heights. Sure it took time for it to arrive but trust me when I say it was worth the wait. And so this release comes highly recommended.

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Ten Grand #12 plays itself off as the rest of the series has been: a unique experience. Sure it danced the line with familiar genre tropes but in the end the creative team delivered something special. And for that reason this comes recommended.

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A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #2 is a smartly written and well paced comic. It yields an experience that not only deserves an audience but earns one as it comes recommended.

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Conan Red Sonja #1 is a beginning that's teaming with personality and adventure. And with an already established success streak for Hyboria at Dark Horse color me excited as this one comes highly recommended.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #2 is entertainment at its best. The creative team is just firing on all cylinders, as they present an impressive package with enough credibility to make my job easy. Sure there are imperfections but these fail to stick as this title comes highly recommended.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3 carries an aged atmosphere with a modern glow. It's an old machine that can strut its stuff with ease while putting many other popular properties to shame. Highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Dark Shaman #3 is not a perfect example of how a creative team should approach such a horrifying situation but there's certainly enough done right to recognize those involved. It had a fair amount of corn but nothing that prevents this comic from earning a recommendation.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Wonderland #30 is a fine example of storytelling. In the end the confrontation came off rushed but the team used the remaining room to set up some interest. And that ending caught my eye as this one comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #5 is a comic that's simple to grade, because from beginning to end it's quality work. Every inch of it functions well, as this arc concludes with a clear path toward the future and its personality in-check. For that reason, plus the antics therein, this comes recommended.

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Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #12 is what it needed to be. As the last bits fall into place the tale becomes readily clear as the creative delivers what they must in order to bring closure to this journey that just wants to stop. It's imperfect in some aspects, but deliciously deserving in others as this one earns the right to come highly recommended.

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Tomb Raider #11 is an easy entry to grade because it continues to prove the worth of this reboot. And for that reason, plus a few others, this one comes recommended.

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Fathom: Sourcebook #1 has a bit of a steep price, but the content therein is quality for both newcomers and seasoned readers. It's not a normal comic to review but nonetheless it gets a recommendation.

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Purgatori #4 is not a comic book that'll re-write its genre. Instead what we have here is a quality penultimate issue built for an odyssey that comes recommended.

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The Mercenary Sea #8 is an easy comic book to grade because it's rock solid with a bit more meat to it. There's an overuse of genre tropes but that fails to damper the conclusion, as this outing earns a recommendation.

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The ZooHunters #2 is a book that knows it's core strengths as it steadily increases lore while developing its cast. This is not high action or a quick read, but it is a quality sci-fi tale that deserves to resonate and find an audience. It easily comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Cinderella: Age of Darkness #2 is a sturdy entry that knows what it wants to share with its audience. It's by no means highbrow entertainment but it is fun and at the end of the day isn't that what we want? Recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Tales from Oz #5 is one entry that all fans need to have. It's fun and familiar but it also knows its own limitations. Which believe me results in what can readily be described as a highly recommended book, so by all means add this to your pull-list.

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Wayward #5 is without a doubt a gem that needs to be unearthed by many curious fanboys and fangirls. This outing does lack depth but the creative team maintains their own established level of quality as they sprint toward a turning point. It's weird, fun, dramatic and full of personality as it earns a recommendation from me.

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The Magdalena: Seventh Sacrament is a one-shot that understood the boundaries of its playground. Though when the dust settled there really was no explanation as to how the wielder of the Witchblade came into possession of the document that propels the narrative. Even so this earns a recommendation.

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Ghost #10 is not the best the franchise has to offer but it is yet another quality outing that knows the strengths of its own rules and world. And for that reason this one earns a recommendation.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1 is an enthralling release that will speak to its base. Excellent art, sturdy text and a solid set up lead to a highly recommended outing.

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Dawn/Vampirella #2 may not re-write the rules of the crossover, but it maintains the integrity of both franchises while still managing to be entertaining. And because of that this comic proves itself and comes recommended.

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Doberman #4 earns the right to be on your pull-list, not just because it's era fun trapped in a comic bottle but the creative team also gives us beautiful one-liners like, “You can't restrain justice.” And so the latest entry in Frank‘s war on drugs comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #104 is superb entertainment that knows exactly who it's audience is. The text can be a bit thin at times, but that lean framework also allows a certain amount of depth within these proceedings as this outing easily comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Dark Shaman #2 is ultimately a sturdy outing with some hiccups along the way. It's not the best the company has to offer but it also stands as an arc that's interesting. For that reason, plus the evil Arisen, this one earns a recommendation.

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Morning Glories #42 is superb and engrossing. Month in and month out I honestly can't wait to read the next step in this creative team's literary journey, and this outing is no different. Highly recommended

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Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #11 is an entertaining penultimate issue. Fans are given an action packed entry that's headed toward its rapidly approaching conclusion, and for all the build up this comic delivers what it needs to as it comes recommended.

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Witchblade #179 proves that Sara Pezzini, our tough as nails bearer, has been around the supernatural block more times then she would probably care to count. But I'm just as eager to peruse her exploits as I was when I first dived into the series back in 2000. Recommended.

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Artifacts #40 is a notable addition that features a lot of content for a rather minor price tag. It ends things right before 2015 comes knocking around the corner as this comic book easily comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Cinderella: Age of Darkness #1 is the start of an extension with just enough spunk to earn a look and a dedicated following. There's no doubt about the quality as this comes recommended.

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Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse #1 effortlessly builds up a zany adventure that suffers a bit. But even so it's still fun enough to earn a recommendation from me.

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John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 is a sturdy start for a franchise that earns a spot on your pull-list. It's not perfect but it is recommended.

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The Blood Queen #6 is the finale for this volume, but I hope that we'll see a sequel at some point down the road because there just was not enough closure. Still as it is it does enough right tocome recommended.

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The Mercenary Sea #7 proves that this is a vibrant literary journey. The creative team dazzles with an entry that succeeds while sporting personality with distinction, as their audience no doubt roots for Jack Harper. Recommended.

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The ZooHunters #1 is a comic with some off moments here and there but the groundwork is set for what's bound to be one of, if not the, best original ideas to come from this company. And that's saying a lot for a publisher that has hits like Damsels in Excess, Executive Assistant: Assassins, Fathom, SoulfireandLola XOXO, need I say more? This one comes recommended.

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Vampirella #6 ends and begins what it needs to, while offering just enough literary satisfaction at a noteworthy level of quality. And so this one comes highly recommended.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #20 is an outing with a story that honestly needed to be told, but it could have been done in one issue instead of three. And to be frank the wrong author is writing this epilogue and for that reason it feels downright disjointed at best. There are a few good elements but not enough to save this literary tangent. Not recommended.

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Nova #22 is a comic that's fun to read. Add in the fact that the narrative progression makes use of its own underlying heart then there's no doubt that before we go get candy this earns a pick up. Recommended.

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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #3 offers easy to follow narratives that understand their boundaries, while holding visuals that are destined to please even the most discerning. There's not much weight behind these proceedings, but this comic represents a fun streak in our Amazon. And for that reason it comes recommended.

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All New Soulfire #8 is something that's downright special as it ends this round with a promising question and renewed hope for it's cast. For that reason it rises to the occasion and earns a recommendation from me.

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Captain Midnight #16 may not be the best the series has to offer, but the team turns in an engaging adventure. It's a little bit terror mixed with the usual kookiness which leads me to a point where I can't help but recommend it.

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Purgatori #2 represents a line of comics that I missed out on as a kid. Despite that fact I now find myself in a situation where I'm happy to report that things are indeed good enough to easily earn a recommendation.

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Wayward #3 just speaks to me. It's a thriller with a heart of gold, where just enough character development and arc progression adds up to a downright engaging cliffhanger. In other words: this release soundly comes highly recommended.

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Wonder Woman #35 is not perfect but there's no doubt that this release exemplifies a creative team that ran to the finish while firing on all cylinders. And for that reason, plus the feeling of completeness offered here, this absolutely stands tall as a must own.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #103 focuses on answering a simple question: why does Ilys go by Skye now? And through that intent we get character development in a text that ebbs and flows with a clear purpose while this offering comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Dark Shaman #1 does more than a few things right as it gets off to a good start. In other words: this introduction earns a recommendation from me.

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Grimm Fairy Tales vs. Wonderland #4 is imperfect fun that absolutely knows what its audience wants. And thanks to the strengths of a very sturdy creative team, it's abundantly clear that the future of this shared space is bound to offer excitement and terror that's going to be worth a spot on your ever growing pull-list. In other words this outing easily earns a recommendation.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Inferno: Rings of Hell #3 succeeds with a scribe that used every sentence and word to convey something more than I think many fanboys and fangirls were honestly expecting. And for that reason this mini-series and its final issue earn a recommendation.

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Justice, Inc. #3 is an imperfect but fun excuse to explore some re-envisioned history. If you find yourself to be the type of collector with a taste for days of yesteryear then there's no doubt in my mind that this one's for you. Recommended.

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The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #6 is a fitting conclusion that understood what it needed to do. So by all means if you're a franchise fan there's absolutely no reason why you should avoid this. Recommended.

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Tomb Raider #9 may not be the perfect way to spend your Wednesday but it's a comic that knows its audience and plays to the tune that they no doubt want to hear. In the end this outing earns a recommendation from me.

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Witchblade Case Files #1 is an excellent release for long-time fans and a decent one for newcomers. The contributions found here honor a franchise that's lasted for nineteen years and still carries an audience. Recommended.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #4 is another fine release in a "What If?" franchise. It's not something I normally get into but the wonderfully creative minds behind it continue to sell their yarn with devilish antics and that justifiable wit fans are familiar with. Recommended.

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X-O Manowar #0 is a comic book that highlights the core of its protagonist without wasting the time of his primary audience. For that reason this extra issue does enough to justify itself as it come highly recommended.

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Justice League 3000 #10 is a good outing that has some rough aspects to it. But that doesn't stop this part of their adventure from becoming an engaging trip in its own right. Where this all goes from here I honestly have no idea but I'm invested in it as this comes recommended.

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Lobo #1 has a handful of moments that should spark interest but there are narrative issues that need to be worked out. However for the most part the creative team does enough right to skate by with a light recommendation from me.

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Silent Hill Downpour: Anne's Story #2 keeps a strong focus on someone that's plagued by personal tragedy and regret but is also besieged by monsters. All that adds up to a highly recommended release.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 may not be zenith of what this franchise has to offer, but it does enough to keep itself on my pull-list. Consistent quality and an engaging cliffhanger add up to one adventure that should garner attention as it handily comes recommended.

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The New 52: Futures End #22 is a really good outing for a weekly franchise that has seen some high and lows. There are plenty of questions left unanswered but after what's been unmasked I have to say this next phase rocks so far. Recommended.

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Wonder Woman #34 is an outstanding release that pleases its core audience from beginning to end. In the mighty world of comics there are character defining runs for almost any icon and there's no doubt in my mind that this will be one of those for our favored Amazon. Highly Recommended.

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Burn The Orphanage: Reign Of Terror #5 is not for everyone but I literally have no complaints. The talents involved effortlessly end their arc and lay groundwork for more punching action, while delivering on the premise they promised to attack head on. Recommended.

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Cutter #1 leaves a mark, especially as the spooky season gets underway. This won't be for everyone but horror enthusiasts should know that this start is worth a look. Recommended.

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Morning Glories #41 is an outing that further pushes its audience down a treacherously engaging rabbit hole. I have no idea where this story might be going but the quality work and consistently interesting players give me more than enough room to recognize and praise the title. It easily comes recommended.

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Peter Panzerfaust #21 can be slow moving but for the most part the creative team successfully charts an intriguing outing for their franchise. From beginning to end the emotional weight therein legitimizes everything as this one heads ever onward. Recommended.

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Witchblade #178 does not re-invent the supernatural wheelhouse that allowed this title to thrive, but it does show how innately bad-ass Sara Pezzini can be. And for that reason this comic comes recommended.

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Armor Hunters: Aftermath #1 is a set-up meant to give both new and old readers something to grab hold to in the wake of a recent event. It does what it needs to do as it earns a recommendation.

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Chaos! #6 is not a perfect way to bring all this to a stop, but it manages to entertain and engage. There were moments where I wanted a bit more substance and time but in the end I walked away largely happy with properties that I'm now rather invested in. Recommended.

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Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #2 explodes out of Scare City with a book that packs a lot of weight. Sure it's premise is weird but the hard-work of the creative team and their cast of characters allow the romp to become a must own package that deserves a spot on your pull-list. Recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Masumi #3 is a direct continuation that highlights the struggle of its titular heroine. For the most part it's a by the numbers extension but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't entertained. Recommended.

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The Blood Queen #5 is a strong step in the right direction for a new epic. The franchise has planted quite a few seeds along the way and it's going to be interesting to see how the creative team handles them in the future. Highly recommended.

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Vampirella #5 stands as an engaging example for how any creative team needs to keep the quality of their arc, despite entering the fifth outing of their narrative journey. What we get from this experience is a clear and charged jaunt that keeps the supernatural elements at play without cheapening the events that came before. In other words: this comes recommended.

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Amazing Spider-Man #1.5 is not perfect but the creative team absolutely sticks a landing. Their lost tale carries weight with our future icon as this outing comes recommended.

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Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is a comic book that's a joy to flip through. It may not be wholly original but it entertains from beginning to end, while still pushing the stakes for what's to come. Recommended.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #19 is a solid continuation that fixes some of its dialogue issues but still leaves me thinking that the answer to this could come quicker than it is. Recommended.

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Superman: Futures End #1 doesn't really feel like it needs to exist but I'm happy it does. With a strong creative team and sturdy development forShazamI'm just sold on this version as this comic comes recommended.

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Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 is a strong start to something that could be a memorable fright fest.There are rough edges to be sure, but as a starting point there's a good deal of promise that does enough to garner attention as it earns fan support. Recommended.

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Captain Midnight #15 is a romp that's worth owning. It does carry one particular sequence that didn't sit well because it got a little bit too hokey, but that doesn't stop it from earning a recommendation.

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Conan the Avenger #6 is an outing that got me pumped for the future, but it did hold some issues along the way. Even so this comic does enough right to come recommended.

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Ghost #8 is an excellent outing that pushes its narrative forward while developing its main character. In other words: this is one book that garners both attention and earned praise as it comes recommended.

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Justice, Inc. #2 got my attention as soon as I finished the first page. What we get from this second outing is a sturdy continuation by a comic book that earns the right to be on your pull-list. Recommended.

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Red Sonja #12 does exactly what an arc ender needs to. Every second is full of personality with a team that's just ready to strut their stuff in this must own.

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Tomb Raider #8 is another strong outing that maintains the level of quality it needs to while inching just slightly forward. For dedicated fans looking for a way to keep their video game fire burning, this is absolutely a worthwhile way to spend $3.50 a month. As this handily comes recommended.

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A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1 is a rock solid start to the second chapter of this likable killer's life. There are some off moments where the dialogue feels a bit rocky, butZoeycontinues to be real and worth rooting for. And that's how the creative force behind this impresses with another inviting outing. Recommended.

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Armor Hunters #4 simply rocked! Without spoiling what happened, I'll say that I walked away from this pleased and even enthused. I don't know what comes next but here's a comic that just comes highly recommended.

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Damsels in Excess #3 doesn't break new ground but it continues to push and legitimize this outlandish adventure. There's heart here as a strong creative team steadily develops character and nurses their plot toward some rather interesting revelations. Recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Warlord of Oz #5 is one of my favorite releases this week. With a creative team that's absolutely rocking their material and a penultimate issue that understands what it needs to do there's no doubt that this one comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Realm War #3 represents strong storytelling. There are a few off moments here and there, especially in regards to Hercules Payne, but not enough to detour the overall experience as this outing easily comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #2 turns into an easy to score outing, as the creative team ups their quality while earning a recommendation from me.

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Wayward #2 is another striking entry for a new franchise that balances quite a few themes combined with a resilient protagonist and some varied monsters to boot. Two issues in and I can say that this is something that deserves a spot on your pull-list. Highly recommended.

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X-O Manowar #29 is a comic book that does what it needs to do. It moves the flagship title of this shared universe beyond the rubble of Armor Hunters while setting intrigue for Aricand his allies. Recommended.

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Doberman #3 is not something that pushes the quality of its already established lore. But it continues to offer hi-jinks and in-jokes that are no doubt worthy of its genre. Recommended.

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All New Fathom #8 ends its time well enough, as we see our heroes take a stand in a ruined city but the final moment was rushed. Even so this still has more than enough positives going for it in order to earn a recommendation from me.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #3 is not going to be for everyone but if you find yourself to be a lover of horror then you need this. With a strong creative team and an easy to follow narrative with Keres to boot, this outing comes recommended.

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Amazing Spider-Man #6 is a comic book that's bound to appeal to any fanboy or fangirl that's just looking for a good time. It's a fun outing with enough narrative progression as it comes recommended.

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Edge of Spider-Verse #1 is a rousing beginning to what promises to be a unique but entertaining excursion into the various versions of everyone's favorite wall-crawling menace. Recommended.

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New Warriors #9 is an outing that yet again proves why I'll miss this when it goes. It's a rare treat to have a franchise that can deliver humor while maintaining enough weight to resonate. And for that reason this comes recommended.

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Superman Unchained #8 is a comic book that's easy to grade. As a penultimate issue it perfectly sets up the final test for our hero while highlighting how far he's come. Recommended.

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The New 52: Futures End #19 continues to deliver its weekly blows but after nineteen issues there are certain questions I want answered. And in my opinion it's time for the series to take a chance and actually explain what happened during the war these icons keep talking about. But, as individual outings go this one managed just enough progression to keep me around. Recommended.

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All New Soulfire #7 nears perfection for me, but I know there's room for even more improvement. With just one issue to go I honestly can't wait to see what the creative team does to wrap this up. Highly recommended.

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Armor Hunters: Harbinger #3 proves to me that Marvel and DC both need to pay attention to how these smaller companies handle events. From Zenescope to Top Cow and beyond we've seen developers take opportunities like this and run with them in a way that expands their cast but also makes tie-ins like this one worthwhile. For that reason this one comes recommended.

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Chastity #3 impressed me from beginning to end. It carried enough depth to further solidify the struggle of our protagonist as she attempts to just survive her current situation. Highly recommended.

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Dawn/Vampirella #1 is something I didn't expect to enjoy but I did. I was instantly sucked into the narrative by the charm of the book as some winning personalities complimented a plot, that may have been slightly predictable, but managed to be entertaining. In other words this comic happens to come recommended.

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East of West #15 is another rousing extension in a saga that's been entertaining and thought provoking. The sheer creativity and the steady quality allows this property to stand out from the rest of the crowd as this entry easily comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Goddess Inc. #2 is without a doubt one of the titles that I look forward to reviewing. The creative team has crafted something special that makes me want to shout for more as this one effortlessly comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales #102 is a superb continuation that's downright easy to grade. I enjoyed each moment as new wrinkles and details came to play, especially as a certain vision sets up an overarching shadow. And so this title comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Inferno: Rings of Hell #2 is a release that enjoys an easy to follow plot. The characters are engaging enough to hold attention and it's within that essence that this reality builds up its stakes. Recommended.

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Jennifer Blood: Born Again #2 is a good continuation with solid chops to prove it. There are some issues within the confines of this outing, but these were not enough to derail the experience. Recommended.

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Lola XOXO #4 continues what has been an experience, it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but I have to admit that I've enjoyed every single second of it. Recommended.

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Morning Glories #40 represents a long running conundrum. There's a lot of pieces to this puzzle but consistent dialogue and a finely tuned plot keep audience members focused on the here and now. For that it deserves a recommendation.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Realm War Age of Darkness #2 is a really good continuation, as this chapter steadily builds on the legacy before it. There are a few off moments, but nothing that should prevent fans from buying and enjoying this outing. Recommended.

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Robotech/Voltron #5 is an imperfect but wholly engaging yarn that's bound to excite fans of both sagas. The ending came off a bit rushed but it still managed to come recommended.

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The Shadow: Year One #10 is something that's absolutely special, as the entire mini-series plus this issue deserves a spot in your collection. This is a must own.

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X #17 is a worthy read for fresh or even longtime followers. It carries a quick pace, brutal plot points, some humor and of course a few expertly realized renditions. In simple terms this outing effortlessly comes recommended.

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Abe Sapien #16 is another rock solid entry in what has become one of my favorite titles to cover for UTF. With sturdy work by an intrepid creative team this jaunt comes recommend.

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Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #9happens to maintain its already established level of quality. Skynet would agree, as this comic deserves a spot on your pull-list. Recommended.

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Legendary Star-Lord #3 is an entry that wants to be fun. It's rare these days for a comic to tap into the child side of me but that's what happens when I peel back these pages, but I want something more. The creative team has my attention but to keep itPeter Quillmust go beyond his current slacker explorer shenanigans and embrace the whole version of the man he's been. And so this one comes recommended.

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Rocket Raccoon #3 is an extravaganza that never really features any depth, which in all honestly could be labeled as its only problem. Even so the quality work on display and the spunky attitude help this release get a recommendation from me.

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Spider-Man 2099 #3 is an outstanding comic that absolutely deserves a spot on your pull-list.Add in the fact that it carried a topical discussion and this excellent serving proved to me that the people behind this iteration know exactly what they're doing. And so this comes recommended.

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Superior Foes of Spider-Man #15 is another engaging representation of innate creativity. Every sequence pulsates with a purpose and personality that easily marks this as required reading for enthusiasts. Highly recommended.

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The New 52: Futures End #18 is another solid addition in a line of comics that have made use of their wide narrative potential. There was a twist that was expected, but without spoiling it, I can say I'm happy we all saw it coming as this indeed comes recommended.

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Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1 is a strong start that does what it needs to, so much so that the creative team guides it to an earned recommendation from me.

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Vampirella #4 continues to trek a path that may not be what the average enthusiast expects but the creative team is successfully building something that's worth following. With each passing page this yarn showed a certain level of quality that allows praise as it easily comes highly recommended.

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Alice Cooper #1 surprised me. I honestly didn't think it would win me over but this particular icon with the right creative team at his back crafted a little treat for fanboys or fangirls. So do yourself a favor: don't dismiss this, go out and sample the awesome because this book comes recommended.

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Chaos! #5 is a penultimate issue that's done right. It gets the final movements going, while managing to offer raw material that actually makes the whole of this mini-series more interesting. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but it earns the right for a recommendation from me.

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Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #1 is an engaging start which shows a lot of promise. It took one issue to win me over and I can't wait for the next one. Recommended.

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Dejah of Mars #4 shows us the might and ferocity of our strong heroine but it does lack the necessary depth to push beyond its own boundaries. Even so this earns a recommendation from me.

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Grendel vs. The Shadow #1 turned out to be a very good start to what looks to be a rather interesting mini-series. I have no idea if this crossover will continue to be at this level throughout but the first round got me excited. Recommended.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #2 is a fun one-and-done outing that should please plenty of eager fans who happen to be invested in this genre. There are some issues within but it's rather a rare treat when horror is this good. So needless to say it comes recommended.

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Indestructible #8 is imperfect fun that needs to be purchased by comedy and superhero genre fans. Darby Pop just has a winning flagship title, that might trip, but never falls flat on its face. Recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Masumi #2 is comic that carries its own narrative well, even if it doesn't stray far from its expected path. But with the combination of the talents behind it this earns a recommendation.

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Sidekick #8 is without a doubt a rock solid yarn that continues to stride along courtesy of its already commendable foundations. It easily comes recommended.

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Silent Hill Downpour: Anne's Story #1 is a sturdy start to a mini-series that feels engaging. It can be said that it dances a line between confusion and revelation but this journey comes highly recommended nonetheless.

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The Blood Queen #4 is a provocative piece of literature. It uses the written in a methodical manner that may not be as exciting as other titles hitting local shops this week, but it manages to do enough to leave a mark. I'll admit that there are faults within but I'm still absolutely intrigued, as I'll keep coming back for more. Recommended.

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The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #5 is an engaging piece of fiction that had some rough edges but the overall package never failed to keep my attention.Skynet would be one proud poppa as this comic built on the back of a struggling cybernetic organism does what it needs to do in this its penultimate issue. Recommended.

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Amazing Spider-Man #1.4 is a sturdy entry that had a slight amount of time confusion but manages to offer enough worth to keep fans engaged. Simply trust your spider sense and pick this up. Recommended.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #18 is an issue that feels wobbly. Maybe it's the years in between but the tone just didn't sync with the DnA era as it clashed with the more whimsical nature it currently enjoys. Still I think there's enough worth here to pass this comic book with a recommendation.

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Silver Surfer #5 is an exceptionally entertaining piece of fiction. It doesn't push the boundaries of its storied protagonist but it does cement his personality. And so if you find yourself saying “Board to me” then you might need to pick this up. Recommended.

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The New 52: Futures End #17 is a strong installment that sets the stage for the barrage of one-shots that will soon be at our local comic shops. I don't know how this weekly will eventually conclude but I'm invested in it as this comes recommended.

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24: Underground #5 is an immensely solid outing that succeeds more than it stumbles. And even though I wish Jack‘s relationship with Sofiya could have gotten a bit more build up the whole of this did enough to earn a recommendation.

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Captain Midnight #14 is a rock solid yarn that continues this latest arc without missing a beat. I'm left with few complaints as this flys with a recommendation.

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Conan the Avenger #5 is exactly what I, as a fan of the Hyborian age, wanted to read. Kudos to Dark Horse Comics for keeping the favored barbarian alive and special thanks to this creative team for making this tale interesting. Recommended.

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Damsels in Excess #2 is a very fun adventure yarn that's chock-full of personality. The text is engaging and the art is stellar in a comic that earns the right to garner a dedicated following. Highly recommended.

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Deep Gravity #2 is an issue that further cements the quality of an already noteworthy title. Yet again Dark Horse gives its audience an adventure among the stars and I honestly couldn't be happier with the results as this creative team simply impressed me. Recommended.

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Genius #5 is what I wanted it to be as the team gave us a final round that fit their arc. Honestly I'd like to see more Destiny, but if this is it then her saga went out on a rather solid note. Recommended.

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Genius #4 exists as a worthwhile continuation of a property that deserves a spot on your pull-list. In short: the comic book is better than good as it glides to a recommendation.

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Star Wars: Legacy #18 brings its narrative path to a close but ends its intergalactic shenanigans on the right note, so what more can a dedicated fan possibly ask for? Recommended.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #3 is what it needs to be and a bit more. It entertains its audience and doesn't cheapen the franchise, so by all means pick this up and have a ball. Recommended.

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Ghostbusters #19 is another superb entry that brings me right back to my childhood. And so if you're a fan there's no question: go out and buy this! Highly recommended.

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Tomb Raider #7 is another solid outing that inspects the aftermath of a situation that forever changes the people that manage to survive it. For that the creative team indeed deserves credit but it feels a bit repetitive. Recommended.

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Wayward #1 is an engaging start to a title that looks to be something different than the norm, which is exactly what Image Comics represents and promotes. Highly recommended.

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Flash Gordon #5 is not the zenith the franchise has to offer, but it maintains the level of quality that this re-imagining has enjoyed thus far. It impresses from beginning to end as it comes recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Godstorm: Hercules Payne #5 is near perfect in its execution, as this creative team demonstrates their level of skill. And if you haven't kept up then now's the time to hunt for those back issues as this comes highly recommended.

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Grimm Fairy Tales presents Warlord of Oz #4 is a sturdy release that further cements the current plight of our main characters. There's a lot going on and despite hiccups here and there the creative team crafted something that turned out to be good. Recommended.

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X-O Manowar #28 is a simple to follow entry that adds detail to an already thrilling series. In short: if you're already invested you won't regret this outing as it comes recommended.

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Justice, Inc. #1 is the type of comic that's well suited for a select audience. It may not pull in new members but it offers enough to please the seasoned ones. Recommended.

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Artifacts #38 is another fine example of modern storytelling. The fact that this comes from winners of the 2013 Talent Hunt is an added bonus, as they strut their creative stuff. And they do so in a way that, at times, honestly made me want to say: holy Cow! Recommended.

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Dark Engine #2 is not something I expected to like as much as I did. It's an odd odyssey with all types of adult subject matter but with enough historical resonance and scope to act as an epic that just tickled my fancy. To sum up: this comic book may not be the norm but nonestheless it comes recommended.

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Genius #3 is a superbly realized act in a topical epic that deserves to hold your attention. There are a lot of comics that come and go, but there's no doubt in my mind that this one's special and in the end it comes highly recommended.

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