Javier Reyes's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Gonkbonk Reviews: 102
8.8Avg. Review Rating

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Aint No Grave (2024) #1

May 8, 2024

Ain't No Grave #1 blends Western grit with supernatural eeriness for a story that balances the weights of life and death. Driven by a fascinating character who is looking down the barrel of death, this double-sized issue takes you on an engrossing journey from start to finish.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #14

Jun 6, 2023

As a throwback to the style of Silver Age comics, World's Finest is undoubtedly one of the most consistently great titles coming out from DC today.

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Beyond Real (2023) #1

Dec 15, 2023

Beyond Real comes out swinging to deliver a beautifully mind-bending debut issue that kicks off what is going to be one of the most ambitious comic book projects ever made.

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Cobra Commander (2024) #1

Jan 19, 2024

It doesn't take long for this issue to sink its fangs in and give you everything you need to get up to speed on the iconic villain Cobra Commander. With its dark and menacing take on the character, the comic introduces a story that is secretly the key that holds the Energon Universe together.

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Cobra Commander (2024) #2

Feb 23, 2024

On his journey that leads him to the Everglades, Cobra Commander clashes with a band of mercs who may be just as devious as him. This latest issue hits the perfect balance between developing Cobra Commander's fascinating character and the crazy world of G.I. Joe.

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Crave (2023) #1

Nov 22, 2023

Crave delivers a tantalizing debut issue with its mix of teen drama, dark mystery, and bold eroticism. Be sure to keep an eye on it if you love stories that peer into people's dirty little secrets.

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Crave (2023) #4

Mar 6, 2024

Crave is back with a more subdued issue that sheds light on the mysterious app and how it's got the entire school campus in a hormone-driven chokehold. Maria Llovet dazzles again with her eye-catching art in an issue that lays out all its cards on the table.

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Crave (2023) #6

May 3, 2024

Maria Llovet's Crave comes to a satisfying end that showcases the cartoonist's flair for captivating visuals and emotional storytelling.

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Dandadan #1

Jun 9, 2023

With its strange premise, lovable characters, and jaw-dropping art, Dandadan is shonen manga at its finest.

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Dawnrunner (2024) #1

Mar 27, 2024

Ram V. and Evan Cagle dazzle with a stylish mecha and kaiju story that delivers action on a massive scale with a pinch of sci-fi mystery for added flavor.

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Detective Comics (2016) #1071

Jun 9, 2023

The story flashes back to the ancient times of Gotham, revealing the city's deep connections to the Orghams and Al Ghuls.

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Disney Villains: Maleficent (2023) #1

Jun 9, 2023

Fans of Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent will love diving back into the world and exploring a new side of Disney's Mistress of Evil.

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Duke (2023) #2

Feb 1, 2024

With an issue featuring lots of bullets, surprise appearances, and action movie references, Duke delivers an action-packed romp that encapsulates everything fun about the series so far.

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Duke (2023) #5

Apr 26, 2024

With fists, fire, and sparks flying all over the place, Duke #5 delivers an action-packed finale that also sets up an even bigger battle to take place in the future.

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Falling in Love On the Path to Hell (2024) #1

May 23, 2024

Falling in Love on the Path to Hell opens with a bloody debut that paints a brutal picture of two star-crossed lovers who spiral into a strange afterlife together. The extended 40-page issue is the perfect prologue that introduces the characters, their violent backgrounds, and the mystery that binds their paths.

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Feral (2024) #1

Mar 22, 2024

Fans of Stray Dogs will be happy to see the creative team of Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner is back doing what they do best. This time, for a series that takes a unique spic on classic zombie storytelling.

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Fishflies (2023) #1

Jul 13, 2023

Jeff Lemire lays the foundation for another emotionally captivating story set in a small town that's plagued by bizarre occurrences. With each issue being an extended 64 pages long, "Fishflies" is set to be a unique exploration of Lemire's creative storytelling prowess.

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Fishflies (2023) #2

Oct 12, 2023

This latest issue of "Fishflies slowly unravels more of its weird mystery while developing the strange friendship between Franny Fox and Bug.

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Fishflies (2023) #3

Nov 17, 2023

In an issue told mostly through the lens of Officer Laraque, Fishflies #3 delivers a deeply human story following a man driven to find justice for the town he loves. The emotional drama throughout the issue slowly builds up to a surprising climax that sets a new tone for the second half of the series.

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Ghost Machine One-Shot (2024) #1

Jan 26, 2024

To kick off the bold new imprint, Geoff Johns and crew offer up a variety of previews of Ghost Machine's upcoming comics in one tightly packed, 64-page one-shot. With stories that have everything from strange superheroes to unsettling horror, there's plenty to be excited about in this ambitious comic book universe.

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Goodbye Eri OGN

Jul 4, 2023

"Goodbye, Eri" is a short and impactful story filled with small moments that are heartwarming and heartbreaking.

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Grommets (2024) #1

May 22, 2024

Grommets is a skateboarder's dream comic with its fantastic depiction of the scene in the 80s. Rick Remender lays the groundwork for a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story that's brought to life by the incredible art of Brett Parson.

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Hack / Slash: Back To School (2023) #1

Oct 19, 2023

Zoe Thorogood brings a fresh spin to the bloody world of Hack/Slash with her phenomenal character writing and captivating art. It's rare to read a comic that effortlessly balances its emotional and ultra-violent moments.

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Hack / Slash: Back To School (2023) #2

Nov 24, 2023

Zoe Thorogood manages to top the thrilling debut issue of Hack/Slash with a new adventure that's bloody, chaotic, and artistically mesmerizing.

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Hack / Slash: Back To School (2023) #3

Mar 1, 2024

Zoe Thorogood's Hack/Slash returns with a bloody adventure that explores new nightmares and the personal struggles of the comic's loveable cast.

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Hack / Slash: Back To School (2023) #4

Apr 17, 2024

In true Zoe Thorogood style, Hack/Slash: Back to School ends with an issue that blends a little bit of angst, romance, and comedy with plenty of nightmarish horrors. It caps off the incredible miniseries with a neat and bloody bow.

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Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku #1

Jun 9, 2023

The world of Hell's Paradise is equally horrific and beautiful. Amidst all the violence and demon blood is an emotional story of a forsaken ninja fighting for his life and freedom.

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I Hate Fairyland (2022) #6

Jun 23, 2023

The latest story arc of "I Hate Fairyland" kicks things off in a fun and crazy way that you can expect from such a hilarious series.

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I Heart Skull Crusher (2024) #3

May 16, 2024

I Heart Skull-Crusher continues its run of being an adrenaline rush of a series with an issue that introduces a ferocious new member to Trini's Screaming Pain Ball team. The series is just pure, unadulterated fun to enjoy in 32 pages.

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Kaya (2022) #13

Dec 1, 2023

Kaya kicks off its latest story arc by introducing new wondrous locales, outlandish characters, and exciting character developments. The series continues to be one you should not miss if you love immersing yourself in whimsical fantasy worlds.

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Kaya (2022) #16

Mar 7, 2024

Kaya's latest issue is loaded with world-building, character development, and incredible art. It's another issue that showcases why Wes Craig is one of the best comic book creators today.

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Klik Klik Boom (2023) #5

Oct 20, 2023

Klik Klik Boom reaches its climactic finish with an issue packed with emotional payoffs and a beautifully crafted final confrontation.

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Little Monsters #13

Jun 9, 2023

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's emotional story about a family of child vampires comes to a heartbreaking finale that reveals all of its world's mysteries.

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Moon Knight (2021) #23

Jun 9, 2023

Moon Knight and Venom take down a group of thugs connected to the villain Sarnak in this fun one-night-only team-up.

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Moon Man (2024) #1

Feb 2, 2024

Kid Cudi makes his bold debut in comics with a unique superhero origin story that's equally flashy and personal.

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Moon Man (2024) #2

Apr 19, 2024

Moon Man follows up its flashy debut with an issue that fleshes out more of Ramon's character and what drives him to reach for the stars as a mysterious superhero. Oozing with style and fantastic art, this latest issue pulls you into a story that feels out of this world.

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Napalm Lullaby (2024) #1

Mar 13, 2024

Rick Remender and Bengal dazzle with a dystopian story that blends the intensity of Mad Max with the sci-fi elements of The Matrix. The pulse-pounding debut issue delivers a promising start to what could be another incredible series from two of comics' top creators.

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Napalm Lullaby (2024) #2

Apr 10, 2024

Napalm Lullaby follows up its thrilling debut with a more grounded story that introduces readers to the quirks behind the comic's main cast of characters. Instead of fast-paced action, this issue treats us to a more intimate look into the hopes and dreams of heroes looking to take back their world.

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Napalm Lullaby (2024) #3

May 15, 2024

With Sarah and Sam deep within the Citadel of Heaven, this latest issue of Napalm Lullaby hits readers with plenty of juicy world-building that paints the picture of an idyllic but tragic society.

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Newburn #10

Aug 25, 2023

Newburn delivers a powerful character-driven issue that reveals the cracks widening between the titular private investigator and his already small group of trusted confidants.

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Night Fever (2023) OGN

Jun 21, 2023

The legendary team of Brubaker and Phillips once again delivers a modern noir thriller classic about a man's strange existential crisis.

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Nights (2023) #1

Sep 19, 2023

The massive debut issue of "Nights" does everything right to get you hooked on its unique world, charming characters, and captivating mysteries.

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Nights (2023) #2

Nov 7, 2023

In this latest issue of Nights, Vince makes a surprising new friend in his ill-advised trek through the woods. What unfolds is an emotional adventure that reveals more of the fantastical world's mysterious underbelly.

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Nights (2023) #3

Dec 7, 2023

Packed with moments of youthful charm, romance, and some bloody violence, Nights delivers a great issue that develops more of its fascinating world.

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Nights (2023) #4

Jan 2, 2024

In one hell of a jam-packed issue, Nights #4 puts a greater spotlight on Ivory and Matt, two characters we've hardly gotten to know but who play vital roles in the grand scheme of the comic's story.

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Nights (2023) #5

Feb 15, 2024

Nights continues its streak of being a series packed with surprises. What starts as a wholesome slice-of-life-esque "beach episode transforms into a dark tale with major implications for the story to come.

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Nights (2023) #6

Mar 20, 2024

Night's delivers its first story arc finale with a bang. With an issue rich with action, romance, and comedy, it also lays down the pieces for the story to get even bigger in the future.

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Nimona (2023) OGN

Jun 9, 2023

Nimona is a heartwarming adventure about two would-be villains who redefine what it truly means to be a hero.

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Old Dog (2022) #5

Jun 15, 2023

The latest issue in Declan Shalvey's new espionage series delivers its more shocking twist. Its final pages completely change everything we know about Jack Lynch and the rest of the Black Circle.

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Phantom Road (2023) #3

Jun 9, 2023

The latest issue of Phantom Road introduces a new character that recontextualizes what we know about the world so far while opening new possibilities for the story to evolve.

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Phantom Road (2023) #5

Jul 7, 2023

The thrilling finale to "Phantom Road's" first story arc brings plenty of twists and revelations that set the course for an intriguing journey ahead.

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Purr Evil (2023) #2

Sep 8, 2023

In an action-packed romp of an issue, Purr Evil explores the truth behind the demonic cats and why the fate of the world rests on young Deb's shoulders.

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Radiant Black #24

Jun 9, 2023

The finale to Radiant Black's latest story arc takes you on a wild ride through Existence and ends with a shocking twist that changes the series as we know it.

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Saga #66

Sep 22, 2023

In a story arc finale without the main cast of characters, "Saga" still touches on the emotionally strong hooks that make the series so beloved.

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Something Epic (2023) #1

Jun 9, 2023

This new series presents a world fueled by a child's wild imagination, which opens the door to limitless possibilities and creativity.

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Something Epic (2023) #3

Jul 14, 2023

The third issue of "Something Epic sets the stage for Danny's story to unfold. However, the narrative continues to suffer because of the writing's overindulgent monologues.

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Something Epic (2023) #5

Sep 15, 2023

Now that Danny's journey has him deep within the world of imagination, "Something Epic" is primed to grow its imaginative and emotional story.

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Something is Killing the Children #31

Jul 20, 2023

The latest issue of "Something is Killing the Children" introduces a darker, more dangerous side of Charlotte Cutter. The story's pieces are all moving towards a bloody confrontation with the Duplicitype monster.

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Something is Killing the Children #32

Aug 17, 2023

While this issue is purely dialogue-driven, the emotionally-charged conversations add plenty of depth to Cecilia and Erica's characters. I'd go as far as saying this issue is a subtle turning point for the series.

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Something is Killing the Children #33

Sep 21, 2023

While the latest installment of Something is Killing the Children slows its pacing down to a crawl, there are moments in this issue that remind you of how terrifying the monsters that lurk within the story can be.

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Supermassive (2022): 2023

Jun 9, 2023

The massive one-shot is a great entry point for people interested in getting into the craziness in the MassiveVerse. Kyle Higgins and the gang have created something special with their unique brand of superheroes.

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The Ambassadors (2023) #6

Jun 9, 2023

The Ambassadors joins Mark Millar's signature line of comics that depict a darker and more violent side to superheroes.

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The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement #1

Jun 22, 2023

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino establish a new horror story that explores the hidden darkness that lurks around ordinary people.

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The Cull (2023) #2

Sep 15, 2023

This new issue of The Cull does a great job of balancing the different aspects that make the comic stand out. As the group ventures into the beautifully strange world, we get a more intimate look into the dynamics that tie them all together.

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The Cull (2023) #3

Oct 13, 2023

The Cull evolves into something greater as it dives deeper into its fantastical world. This fast-paced issue brings a fascinating twist for the story to get even weirder from here.

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The Deviant (2023) #1

Nov 16, 2023

Tynion and Hixson hit a horror home run for the holidays with The Deviant. The debut issue masterfully pulls you into its unsettling, gory, and psychologically captivating story centered on a very twisted man.

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The Deviant (2023) #2

Dec 22, 2023

"The Deviant returns with a much slower-paced but still uniquely captivating issue that deepens the strange connections between the story's characters.

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The Deviant (2023) #4

Feb 14, 2024

In a turning point of an issue, The Deviant #4 delivers a beautifully captivating and unnerving story focused on Michael's growing obsession with the Deviant Killer.

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The Sacrificers (2023) #1

Aug 3, 2023

Creators Rick Remender and Max Fiumara take us into a unique fantasy world that's both beautifully whimsical and mercilessly brutal. We can't wait to see more of how this captivating story unfolds.

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The Sacrificers (2023) #2

Sep 7, 2023

"The Sacrificers" delivers another beautifully gut-wrenching issue that explores the different cultures living under the facade of peace and how others believe death is not to be feared but embraced.

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The Sacrificers (2023) #3

Oct 5, 2023

This latest installment of "The Sacrificers" balances everything beautiful and horrific about its fascinating world, delivering the series' best issue yet.

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The Sacrificers (2023) #4

Nov 3, 2023

Remender and Fiumara deliver an intriguing new issue that masterfully builds up the horrors and tensions happening within the world of the gods.

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The Sacrificers (2023) #6

Jan 12, 2024

The Sacrificers caps off its thrilling first story arc with strong emotional twists that are as gut-wrenching as they are fascinating. Issue #6 ends with the feeling that the story has only just begun from here.

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The Sacrificers (2023) #7

Apr 3, 2024

The Sacrificers starts its second story arc strong with an issue that's dark, emotionally gripping, and artistically beautiful. It's a reminder of why it's one of the best titles ongoing right now from Image Comics.

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The Sacrificers (2023) #8

May 9, 2024

The Sacrificers #8 is another emotional gut-punch of a story that sets the blue-feathered protagonist on a dark path that stems from rage and pent-up frustration. With the groundwork laid out for another thrilling story arc, this series continues =its streak of being one of the best fantasy comics out now.

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The Six Fingers (2024) #1

Feb 21, 2024

On its own, 'The Six Fingers'#1 is a fascinating start to a psychological thriller comic following an obsessed man's pursuit of a dark truth. However, because of its connection to the neo-noir series 'The One Hand,' the narratives of both comics are elevated by the parallel storytelling at play.

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Time Before Time #28

Oct 4, 2023

In its penultimate issue, "Time Before Time" delivers a fast-paced story packed with intense action sequences, surprise twists, and big emotional payoffs.

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Transformers (2023) #1

Oct 6, 2023

Optimus Prime hits Starscream with wrestling moves in this comic. What more could you ask for? The story being a unique and captivating retelling of the classic G1 animated series is the icing on the cake.

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Transformers (2023) #2

Nov 10, 2023

Optimus Prime and Starscream take the spotlight in this issue as they embody what it means to be a hero and villain in a war where the battlefield is fragile and full of life.

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Transformers (2023) #5

Feb 16, 2024

Daniel Warren Johnson's Transformers kicks into high gear with an emotional and action-packed issue that showcases the Autobots at their best and the Decepticons at their worst.

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Transformers (2023) #6

Mar 15, 2024

Transformers #6 caps off the series' incredible story arc in a flashy and emotional fashion. Add it to the ever-growing list of banger issues part of the expansive Energon Universe.

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Transformers (2023) #7

Apr 12, 2024

Transformers #7 hits the ground running, wasting no time to shift the status quo for a new story arc that boasts a fresh look for the series. With Jorge Corona now as the lead artist for the comic, the Transformers enter a new saga full of intriguing surprises.

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Transformers (2023) #8

May 10, 2024

With an issue loaded with multiple story threads, Transformers #8 lays the groundwork for intriguing developments as the Autobots and Decepticons prepare for the steps in their timeless battle.

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Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! (2024) #1

Apr 24, 2024

Despite some murky areas in the early parts of the issue, Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives #1 ends with a strong enough emotional hook that will make you want to see more of what lurks underneath the surface of this chilling comic book.

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Unnatural Order (2023) #2

Jan 5, 2024

This latest issue completes the setup of the story, revealing that its world is much more strange and compelling than it initially seemed. The stage is now set for things to get really crazy from here.

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Vanish (2022) #7

Jun 9, 2023

Vanish is a comic that unapologetically excels in its niche. While the comic is not to my taste, I admire the creative flair to match the specific flavor of late-90s-era Image Comics. The series is an adrenaline rush of a read, promising a wild ride for its committed readers.

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Void Rivals (2023) #1

Jun 16, 2023

Void Rivals quickly establishes itself as an exciting story with interesting characters set within a beloved shared universe.

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Void Rivals (2023) #2

Jul 21, 2023

"Void Rivals" continues on its path of telling a compelling, original story about two unlikely partners trapped together in the middle of a war-torn universe.

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Void Rivals (2023) #3

Aug 18, 2023

Void Rivals delivers its most action-packed issue yet while developing the dynamics between its two lead characters. This adventure through a strange new cosmos is quickly picking up from here.

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Void Rivals (2023) #4

Sep 29, 2023

The latest issue of the sci-fi epic ramps up the political drama as the story takes us straight into Zertonian territory. Solila's homeworld is the stage for the comic to deliver more of its fascinating world-building and strong character development.

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Void Rivals (2023) #5

Oct 27, 2023

Void Rivals delivers a captivating issue filled with new faces, surprise revelations, and foreboding teases about what's to come.

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Void Rivals (2023) #6

Nov 23, 2023

Void Rivals closes out its first story arc with a bang. In an issue packed with witty banter, slick action sequences, and nuanced world-building, the comic sets the stage for an even bigger adventure to unfold throughout the different parts of the Sacred Ring.

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Void Rivals (2023) #7

Mar 8, 2024

The hunter Proximus makes his foreboding debut in the story of Void Rivals, setting the tone for an interesting and deadly story arc to come.

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Void Rivals (2023) #8

Apr 5, 2024

Through the incredible artwork by De Felici, Delpeche, and Wooton, Void Rivals #8 delivers an explosive issue that showcases the ruthlessness of the series' new villain, Proximus.

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W0rldtr33 #1

Jun 9, 2023

James Tynion IV continues his run as one of the best horror writers in comics today with his new story about a twisted website that influences its users to commit heinous acts of violence.

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W0rldtr33 #2

Jun 9, 2023

The latest issue introduces plenty of new players onto the scene, bringing distinct personalities to the comic's dark story.

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W0rldtr33 #3

Jun 30, 2023

This character-driven issue strikes the perfect balance between unraveling parts of the story's mystery and delivering unsettling moments of horror.

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W0rldtr33 #4

Jul 28, 2023

Tynion, Blanco, and Bellaire deliver a game-changing issue brimming with strong character moments and unsettling horror. Fans of the series will not want to miss out on its shocking cliffhanger ending.

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W0rldtr33 #5

Aug 31, 2023

W0rldtr33's first story arc ends with an intriguing and bloody finale that keeps the story wildly unpredictable from this point forward.

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W0rldtr33 #6

Dec 29, 2023

W0rldtr33 starts its second story arc slowly to introduce readers to new characters and tease intriguing story threads to come. Even with an issue that's very light on horror, the series is as captivating as ever as it builds up its eerie, post-Internet world.

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W0rldtr33 #8

Feb 29, 2024

This latest issue of James Tynion IV and Fernando Blanco's W0rldtr33 shows flashes of what made the series great, but it ultimately is bogged down by slow pacing and disjointed world-building.

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Zorro: Man of the Dead (2024) #4

May 4, 2024

Sean Gordon Murphy once again delivers on a bold reimagining of one of fiction's most iconic masked vigilantes. Zorro: Man of the Dead #4 caps off what has been an incredible miniseries with an issue packed with guns-blazing and swashbuckling action.

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