Joshua Davison's Comic Reviews

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7.5Avg. Review Rating

7.5
2000AD #2050

Oct 4, 2017

Overall, this extra-sized issue of 2000 AD is a mixed bag. Slaine, Sinister Dexter, Indigo Prime, and The Fall of Deadworld really hit the sweet spot. Rogue Trooper was pretty good. Judge Dredd was underwhelming, though, and Grey Area was near-intolerable. I can recommend it if any of those first four are really your jam. If you were interested in the rest, its not really worth it, especially at the $5.45 price. If you like Judge Dredd, though, youll still probably want to read Deadworld. In the end, I tentatively recommend the book.

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8.0
2000AD #2051

Oct 4, 2017

2000 AD #2051 was a far more solid read than the mega-sized #2050. While Judge Dredd still disappointed, the rest of the tales were good reads. I can recommend this issue more confidently. Pick it up.

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6.0
2021: Lost Children #1

Jun 1, 2018

2021: Lost Children #1 is far from a bad comic, and it has a lot of good ideas. It just needs more personality, both in terms of the characters and the visuals. I find myself liking a lot of it and ready to recommend it. However, that recommendation is tentative and relies on you being ready for a slower and longer comic with a price hike. If youre up for that, feel free to check it out. Even then, its not a must-read.

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9.5
A Walk Through Hell #1

May 14, 2018

A Walk Through Hell #1 is an impressive and chilling opening salvo for the AfterShock series. Ennis, Sudzuka, and Svorcina deliver, and the ending will leave you impatient for the next installment. The tone and pacing are near-perfect, and this one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read when it comes out this Wednesday.

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9.0
A Walk Through Hell #2

Jun 13, 2018

A Walk Through Hell #2 is another chilling installment to this horror series. The characters are interesting, the themes are strange and unnerving, and the imagery is delightfully horrific. Garth Ennis continues to show he is a force to be reckoned with in the comic scene. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
A Walk Through Hell #4

Aug 31, 2018

A Walk Through Hell #4 is another triumph for the team. Ennis, Sudzuka, and Svorcina have made it is almost certainly my current favorite horror comic being published. Its an unnerving and nihilistic experience rivaled by only the likes of Infidel in recent memory. A Walk Through Hell #4 earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.0
Abbott #2

Mar 3, 2018

Abbott #2 is frustrating. It has a story baking underneath the supernatural elements, and the lead is a fantastic character with an interesting history that keeps coming back to haunt her. However, the supernatural themes feel like theyre hijacking the story, and the dialogue is daunting in its sheer volume. I can still tentatively recommend this one and want to promote its good ideas. Just beware of its drawbacks should you choose to read it.

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4.5
Abbott #3

Mar 31, 2018

Abbott #3 is another frustrating issue of a book that could be truly great but falls short at pivotal moments. I cant outright say to stay away from this comic, but I cant recommend it either. If youve been enjoying it so far or the flaws I list dont seem like big killers, feel free to check it out. If neither of those are you give it a pass.

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4.0
Abbott #4

May 7, 2018

Abbott #4 continues to show signs of a great comic hidden within its depths, and I would even like to see another volume of this series somewhere down the line. However, with badly flawed plotting, pacing, and dialogue, I cant recommend Abbott #4. Give it a pass.

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3.5
Abbott #5

May 30, 2018

Abbott #5 closes out a series with a lot of promise that faltered in its own execution. The story and pacing are clunky, the text walls often tell more than show, and the great art isnt enough to make up for the narratives faults. Unfortunately, this one doesnt earn a recommendation. Give it a pass.

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6.5
Aberrant #1

Jun 10, 2018

Aberrant #1 is a flawed but functional opening issue to what, again, could be a solid superhero deconstruction story. There is a lot to improve upon in coming issues, but this is a decent foundation from which to build. I can tentatively recommend this one. Feel free to give it a try.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #993

Dec 13, 2017

Action Comics #993 gets a strong recommendation. Booster Gold is back and as great as ever. The Superman story is quite interesting, and the art team does some damn fine work. Give this one a read.

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5.0
Action Comics (2016) #994

Dec 29, 2017

While this comic has its fun moments, the pointless nature of this plot cul-de-sac make it pretty frustrating to read. Given how hard it is to track down Booster Gold in a comic book these days, I can understand wanting to grab it anyway. However, I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass. Hopefully next issue will be better.

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7.5
Action Comics (2016) #995

Jan 12, 2018

Action Comics #995 brought this story back into my good graces. While it is a little disappointing that it hasnt concluded, and the story feels a little meandering at times, its focus on character histories and development makes it a book worth reading. Plus, Booth, Rapmund, and Dalhouse make it a great-looking comic. I recommend this one. Pick it up.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #996

Jan 28, 2018

All-in-all, Action Comics #996 is an entertaining read. The slowing of the Superman/Booster Gold plot is made up for somewhat by Lois Lanes story. Conrad and Nuness art does look good, even if it is a jarring change. The overall plot is starting to outstay its welcome though, and it will hopefully come to a conclusion soon. That being said, I do still recommend this comic, even if it isnt a must-read. Feel free to give it a read if youre so inclined though.

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4.0
Action Comics (2016) #997

Feb 18, 2018

Action Comics #997 makes it clear how much of a stopgap the Booster Shot is intended to be on the road to #1000. While the book has its bright spots, Booster Gold himself being chief among them, none of them make up for how empty this story was intended to be all along. I can recommend it to the Booster and Superman completionists, as the story is not entirely a disaster. However, anyone with cursory interest may as well wait for #1000.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #998

Mar 2, 2018

Action Comics #998 brings a long-overdue yet still enjoyable finale to the Booster Shot story. Theres action, heart, decent artwork, and an answer to the Oz mystery. Its a good read, and I can give it a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #999

Mar 15, 2018

Action Comics #999 is an all-around feel-good comic. Bridges are mended. Kindness is shown. People bond. Plus, the art is solid to boot. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.5
Action Comics (2016) #1000

Apr 19, 2018

In any case, Action Comics #1000 is everything I hoped it would and more. The writers, artists, inkers, color artists, and letterers all do pristine work, and even the weaker parts were still very enjoyable and only weak by comparison to the incredible work done in this comic. This is the birthday both Superman and Action Comics deserved, and you should definitely give it a read. Dont miss out.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #1001

Jul 26, 2018

Action Comics #1001 is a fun and endearing Superman adventure that pits the well-meaning Man of Tomorrow against some of the complexities of his role. It also shows how people can even take advantage of his good nature, which is an interesting obstacle for Clark. In any case, this was a good book and comes recommended. Check it out.

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7.5
Action Comics (2016) #1002

Aug 23, 2018

Action Comics #1002 is a bit of a weird one. Its very Bendis, and its a little slow compared to the previous issue. The tone can get especially wonky in parts. That said, it tells in an interesting story, is often quite funny, and has a strong artistic team behind it. In the end, I can recommend it pretty easily. As such, you should feel free to check it out.

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9.5
Action Comics (2016): Special #1

May 3, 2018

The Action Comics Special #1 is a wonderful read crafted by talented creators, and its definitely helping me get into Superman more than I already was. With great art and solid storytelling, this one easily earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1

May 29, 2018

Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 is an impressive opening issue for this miniseries. Its a more serious and grounded story, and it has potential to go to some very sad places. The characters are as lovable as ever, and Julia and Cogar do a great job on the art. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #2

Jun 30, 2018

Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #2 once more impresses me with the intelligence of its storytelling and the maturity of its themes. It has the air of a franchise reflecting upon its career and what it has accomplished. Its a great read and easily worthy of a recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.5
Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #6

Jun 23, 2018

Agent 47: Birth of a Hitman #6 is not a particularly smart or quality comic, but it is fun and appealingly trashy. If you like the game series or generally dumb action comics about assassins, this one is up your alley. Feel free to check it out.

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8.5
Aliens: Dust to Dust #1

Apr 25, 2018

Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 is a tense starting point for this comic, and Hardman nails it on both the scripting and the art. While I had my complaints about how the Face-Hugger situation is handled, the book works in almost every other regard. I definitely recommend checking this one out. Give it a read.

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2.0
All New Fathom (2017) #7

Aug 23, 2017

Steer clear of this one. Its not smart, witty, or insightful. Its not entertaining. Its just there. It comes. It goes. Read Aquaman instead.

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8.5
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #11

Oct 5, 2017

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #11 surprises with its grittiness and unflinching narrative. It fills in some story gaps from years back while focusing on one of the more underappreciated Marvel heroes. I highly recommend this one; give it a read.

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7.5
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12

Oct 21, 2017

Overall, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 was a decent read. The Guardians are a fun team, the new member has me excited, and the plot looks like it will be interesting. This issue doesnt really have much of its own to stand on, but its still a fun enough experience. I can recommend this if you have an interest in the Guardians and the upcoming cosmic saga (whenever that will happen).

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7.5
All-New Wolverine #22

Jul 7, 2017

Despite its flaws,All-New Wolverine #22 is a good read. Laura is a great protagonist, Gabby is a good support character, and this is a fun adventure comic that is more interested in getting you to have fun than spending too long explaining itself. It definitely a recommended comic.

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6.5
All-New Wolverine #23

Aug 10, 2017

All-New Wolverine #23 isnt a particularly bad comic, but it is fairly mediocre. The tonal issues of horrific events clashing against the endless one-liners dont make for the most compelling or together story. The tale itself isnt made all that compelling given how far removed from Earth and Wolverine it is. Amping up the tension by having Gabby taken and transformed does little to remedy this. Give this a read if you love Wolverine and/or the Guardians of the Galaxy, but its not likely to appeal to anyone else.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #24

Sep 16, 2017

This is easily one of the best issues of All-New Wolverine Ive read. Its fun, fast-paced, and pretty brutal at times. This one fights hard to win its recommendation, and yet it accomplishes with aplomb. Give this one a read.

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9.5
All-New Wolverine #26

Oct 29, 2017

All-New Wolverine #26 provides a compelling continuation to the Orphans of X saga, and this story has proven to be very promising. I greatly look forward to where this story is going and highly recommend it.

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5.5
All-New Wolverine #27

Nov 24, 2017

Though I suspect next issue will be a better read, All-New Wolverine #27 was a bit of a letdown. Little in the way of plot progression or excitement result in a rather dull read which the decent artwork cant save. Ive liked the series for the most part, but this issue leaves a lot to be desired. I cant quite recommend this one. Give it a pass and come back next issue.

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6.5
All-New Wolverine #28

Dec 15, 2017

All-New Wolverine #28 is a heavily flawed book, but it is decent enough in spite of that. Its characters manage to save it where the plot and pacing fails, and the art is mostly effective. I can recommend it to the devoted Wolverine fan. However, you may not get much out of it unless you have a specific interest in Laura, Gabby, and/or Daken.

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6.5
All-New Wolverine #29

Jan 22, 2018

All-New Wolverine #29 is one of the high points of the Orphans of X story, but its still a little disappointing to see how this tale has turned out. Its still too wrapped up in its own plot contrivances, but its still a fun read. On the whole, I can recommend it, but I wouldnt call it a must-buy by any stretch of the imagination.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #30

Feb 2, 2018

All-New Wolverine #30 sticks the landing for the Orphans of X arc. It returns to the things that made this arc initially interesting, and it takes a fairly nuanced look at the Orphans as characters. The art of Cabal and Woodard continues to be solid, and the comic gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
All-New Wolverine #31

Mar 2, 2018

All-New Wolverine #31 is a ridiculous, fun, and hilarious one-off story full of Wolverines of all shapes and sizes, Deadpool, and zombie woodland creatures. Its a great read supported by solid artwork, and it earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
All-New Wolverine #32

Mar 16, 2018

All-New Wolverine #32 is another great one-off story of forgiveness, justice, and stomping Nazis. What more could you ask for in a comic? The humor is (weirdly) good, the pacing is done well, it manages its tone, and the art is great. This one gets a strong recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #33

Apr 4, 2018

All-New Wolverine #33 starts ‘Old Woman Laura' on an intriguing note, giving us the image of a future where everything turns out alright, but Laura still has unfinished business. On the surface, it seems incurious about the premise its established, but the door is open to address these things. Rosanas and Woodards artwork is solidly good. I can recommend this one. Give it a read.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #35

May 18, 2018

All-New Wolverine #35 finishes the series with a heartwarming finale that this series has earned. Its characters are charming and likable, the finale is tense and dramatic, and the visuals look good. This ending earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Alters #9

Jan 6, 2018

Alters #9 got me to fall in love with it very quickly. It has a diverse cast of endearing characters, it keeps things emotionally grounded, and its fairly different from the common superhero fair. You bet your ass this one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Do it. Im watching you.

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8.5
Alters #10

Feb 26, 2018

Alters #10 is a gripping and highly engaging finale to this first season of the title. Paul Jenkins has set up a lovable group of characters here, and the artistic team of Leiz and Paciarotti works like a charm. This issue comes recommended. Check it out.

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3.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #792

Dec 14, 2017

However, Venom Inc. has already turned out to be pretty awful, and this is only issue two of the story. I almost dread the next issue of Venom, but heres hoping Mike Costa can pull something together here. While I may still ride this one out for review purposes (and for a bit of masochism), avoid this Amazing Spider-Man #792. Its a grating experience with very little redeeming value. I do not recommend it in the slightest.

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5.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #793

Dec 31, 2017

I could tentatively recommend this one, even with the increasingly convoluted plotline. However, the dialogue sinks this ship. I wouldnt even still be reading this if it werent for the fact that Ive already read half of Venom Inc. The humor is insufferable, and the solid artwork cant save it. Give this one a pass.

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3.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #795

Feb 8, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man continues to trudge onwards toward its 800th issue, doing whatever it can to fill the space between now and then. This isn't a recommended read, no matter how good the art is or how much Loki is in the comic. Give this one a pass.

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3.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #796

Feb 22, 2018

All told, this issue is significantly better than the last two. Its still not good, but its not hilariously awful or outright bewildering. Its plot flows smoothly, and the main problems go back to character and dialogue. I dont recommend it, but if youre dying to see true hero Agent Anti-Venom, aka Flash Thompson, then this seems to be the only option right now.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #797

Mar 8, 2018

So, yes, Amazing Spider-Man #797 is a decent read. Its not good, but its not bad either. It's decent. It's structure is flawed and has other relatively minor problems. Pulling back a little on the cringe-worthy one-liners, having a lot of Norman Osborn, and some fun with purse-snatchers made for a solid issue in this series. Plus, Immonen, von Grawbadger, and Gracia put in some excellent work. Its not a must-buy, but I can still recommend this one. Feel free to pick it up.

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #798

Apr 4, 2018

This was another decent issue of Amazing Spider-Man. Go Down Swinging looks like it could be a good finale to this troubled run of ASM. The comic is fun, the dialogue is funny at times, and its nice to have ole Norman Osborn back on the scene. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #799

Apr 20, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man #799 is far from the worst issue of ASM that Ive read in the past few months. However, it has a lot of squandered potential. This could have been an awesome fight issue. However, the battle was held off for too long, and the execution was disappointing. I can recommend it to the devout Spider-Fan, but I wouldnt bother if youre not in that category.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #800

May 30, 2018

If youve not been paying attention to this series in a while well, you wont feel that lost, but Id still give it a pass. If you absolutely must have Amazing Spider-Man #800, well you were going to buy it no matter what I said and more power to you. I understand the compulsion to buy a landmark issue like this. That said, even if youre lukewarm on Slotts ASM, I wouldnt cough up the 10 bucks to buy this book. Its just not that good, and thats the risk you run with a price point like this.

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2.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) Annual #42

Feb 17, 2018

Dont buy this book. It is hilariously bad, but it still doesnt deserve your five bucks. This is probably the worst comic Ive read since Suicide Squad #33, even if this one is better for at least giving me some joy, if by accident. Give it a hard pass.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #2

Jul 27, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man #2 is a fun, fast-moving, and comedic book. I was laughing with Peter as opposed to cringing after another part of his life fell apart. Im on board with this new take on the Lizard, and this book is showing a lot of promise now. This one comes recommended. Check it out.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #4

Aug 23, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man #4 has me once more hopeful for the future of Marvels premiere superhero. It is both funny and meaningful, and Ottley, Rathburn, and Martin each do solid work in the art department. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc.: Omega #1

Jan 20, 2018

Looking back on it, Venom Inc. probably could have been condensed to one mega-sized issue and I would have enjoyed it more for the expediency. That being said, Omega is a fun read. Its got action, its heroes have moments where they dont say dumb things, and the art holds together. In the end, I can recommend this one. Feel free to check it out.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc.: Alpha #1

Nov 12, 2017

It's not an atrocious read; it is fun at times. However, it doesn't excite with the exception of one moment that had me aghast as a Flash Thompson fan. I can recommend it to the most devoted Venom fans, but even that is a tentative recommendation.

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7.5
America #7

Sep 24, 2017

While the exposition is pretty overwhelming, I cant say that this isnt an engaging issue. The presented mythos is cool, and America is an engaging character through which to experience all this. Plus, there are some really emotionally weighty moments that support the narrative. I have to recommend this title. Its good, and Marvel certainly isnt marketing it well enough.

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9.0
America #8

Oct 3, 2017

America #8 shows a social conscience, which has been in much of the series but is more emphasized here. The titular character remains an engaging protagonist with a likable supporting cast, and this issue definitely worth a read. I highly recommend it.

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8.5
America #12

Mar 2, 2018

It is quite sad to see another book like this reach its ending, but the finale was beautiful nonetheless. With a deceptively simple plot, an optimistic finale, and good, if conflicting, art styles throughout, this ending earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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3.0
American Gods: My Ainsel #3

May 14, 2018

American Gods: My Ainsel #3 is a dull comic. It aims to be an experiential comic, but its not even a good one of those. It has good lines sprinkled without, but it has no meaning or character dissection to deliver to the reader. The art is good, but it doesnt save the book. This is one you can pass on this Wednesday.

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9.0
Analog #1

Apr 3, 2018

Analog #1 gives a highly promising start to the series, with Gerry Duggan showing once more his chops when it comes to sci-fi and comedy. OSullivan and Bellaire are no slouches either, making the comic look as good as it reads. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Analog #2

May 11, 2018

Analog #2 follows on the promise of its first installment with a continuation that expands on the premise and the characters in compelling manner. Jack is a solid protagonist, and Gerry Duggan and David OSullivan have a very promising series on their hands. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Analog #3

Jun 16, 2018

Analog #3 is another good issue of Gerry Duggans fledgling series. With tight pacing, compelling leads, and great artwork, this comic continues to impress with every installment. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Animosity #9

Aug 28, 2017

Pick this one when it hits the stores this Wednesday. Its a really charming read, and I enjoyed every page of it. Animosity easily earns its recommendation.

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9.5
Animosity #11

Dec 13, 2017

Animosity #11 is another excellent chapter in the series from Bennett and company. The story is still going strong, the characters are still lovable, and de Latorre and Schwager are killing it on the visual side. This one gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Animosity #12

Feb 3, 2018

While it feels like one of the weaker issues of the series, Animosity #12 is still a gripping read full of fantastic characters. The story feels a little lacking in this issue, but the character interactions largely make up for that. Plus, the art of Rafael de la Torre and Rob Schwager continues to be great. This one still gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Animosity #13

Mar 31, 2018

Animosity #13 is another landmark issue in the series with Marguerite Bennett showing a skill at balancing the complex issues which Jesse and her friends face and the mixed emotions they illicit. This issue provides a fantastic read, and I recommend it. Check it out.

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9.0
Animosity #14

May 28, 2018

Animosity #14 is another high point for the series, showing an emotional intelligence accompanied by a compelling plot of each character just trying to do what they think is best for those they care about. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Animosity #15

Aug 7, 2018

Animosity #15 delivers another homerun for Marguerite Bennetts post-apocalyptic talking animal series. We dive into the all-too-real and painful history of one of the main characters and see how he became the man he is. This comic easily earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Animosity: Evolution #2

Nov 21, 2017

Animosity: Evolution #2 turns in another great story in the Animosity world for Marguerite Bennett and company. The characters are engaging, the premise is explored in a new way, and the story feels fresh. This one is recommended. Pick it up.

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8.5
Animosity: Evolution #3

Jan 6, 2018

Animosity: Evolution #3 is another enjoyable venture into this world of talking animals. While the previous issue had more heart, this book is definitely more focused in its narrative. In any case, I definitely recommend it. Give it a read.

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9.5
Animosity: Evolution #4

Feb 20, 2018

Animosity: Evolution #4 gives absorbing insight into how this world works in practice now that everything has been overturned by the talking animals. Its always a bit of a treat when this kind of sociopolitical discourse can be accomplished with talking animals. Between a thoughtful narrative and solid artwork, Animosity: Evolution #4 earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Animosity: Evolution #5

Apr 14, 2018

Animosity: Evolution #5 is another impressive and thought-provoking installment of the series. The story deepens and becomes more complex as it progresses, and it continues to introduce interesting and complex characters supported by the excellent artwork by Gapstur and Schwager. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.0
Animosity: Evolution #6

Jun 17, 2018

Animosity: Evolution #6 is a bit slow, but it has some compelling developments for those who can tough out the slowness. Theres political intrigue, violence, and rebellion. The characters continue to be interesting, as this is a Marguerite Bennett book so thats to be expected. I can recommend this one regardless of its problems. So, feel free to check it out.

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8.5
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #1

Jun 7, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 is a delightful, fast-moving, and funny comic with two badly underused Marvel characters. The dialogue is solid, the concept is creative and strange, and the pacing keeps things engaging. Plus, Garron and Silva do excellent work on the art aspect of the book.

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8.0
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #2

Jun 22, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp #2 is another fun yet emotionally centered issue of the superhero sci-fi comic. Scott and Nadia continue to be endearing and compelling protagonists, and the story is strange and unique. This one comes with a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #3

Jul 6, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp #3 is another fun if somewhat thin entry in the Mark Waid miniseries. Scott and Nadia get plenty of good moments and lines of dialogue, and the aliens have a lot of charm to offer as well. The art has problems but is mostly appealing. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #4

Aug 5, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp #4 is probably the weakest issue of the miniseries, but its still an entertaining book. The charm of Nadia van Dyne and Scott Lang outshines the somewhat shallow plot. I can still recommend this one. Check it out.

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6.5
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #5

Sep 10, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp #5 finishes the series on a decent note. Its not the best issue of the miniseries, and the book doesnt give a narratively strong finish. That said, its still a good bit of fun and worth a recommendation if you want more of the wacky sci-fi adventures of Scott and Nadia. Feel free to check it out.

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6.0
Antar: The Black Knight #1

Apr 24, 2018

Antar: The Black Knight #1 isnt quite a bad book. There are engaging points, and the art is solid. The myth and character have potential for something special, and I will personally be keeping an eye on the series. If youre into ancient fantasy stories and myth in general, this comic will likely give you something worthwhile.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #24

Jun 10, 2017

But really, why is an ancient Atlantean weapon named after a Biblical reference?

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) #25

Jun 28, 2017

This comic was well worth your time. Aquaman has been one of the narrative powerhouses of Rebirth, and it remains that here. Pick up Aquaman #25. It kicks off a new era for Aquaman, and it looks like its going to be another good one.

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) #26

Jul 20, 2017

Regardless, this is a fantastic comic book. The art is gorgeous, the story is enthralling, and the characters are engaging. You should be reading this. Pick it up.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #27

Aug 19, 2017

Despite some minor quibbles, this is still another fantastic issue of Aquaman. Its easily among DCs best books right now, and you should be reading it.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #28

Sep 21, 2017

This is another amazing issue of the Aquaman comic. With great characters, a compelling plot, and a powerhouse artist, its easily among DCs best comics at the moment. If youre not reading it, you are missing out.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #29

Oct 23, 2017

Aquaman #29 continues the story of Underworld in an interesting and effective manner. This story remains great, and I look forward to where it will go by the end. It gets a recommendation, and you should definitely hop on board the Aquaman train.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #30

Nov 17, 2017

While this is an unexciting issue of Aquaman to discuss, it is still another solid entry in Dan Abnett and Sejics tenure on Aquaman. It lays the groundwork for the finale pretty well, and next issue should be quite something. I do still recommend this issue, and you should definitely read it.

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9.5
Aquaman (2016) #31

Dec 23, 2017

Aquaman #31 moves the plot forward in an exciting manner with many interesting developments and compelling characters. Federici and Gho make it a gorgeous read, and this is easily one of the best issues of the series Ive read in a few months. This one gets a strong recommendation, and you should certainly check it out.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #32

Jan 22, 2018

Aquaman #32 is a slower issue than #31, but it is a brilliant read regardless. With Abnett building up to a spectacular climax in The Crown Comes Down and Federici and Gho making this a visually astonishing comic, I have no doubt that this will be an Aquaman arc remembered for years to come. Give this one a read. I highly recommend it. You wont regret it.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #33

Feb 25, 2018

Aquaman #33 is a fun and beautiful climax for ‘The Crown Comes Down'. This is what weve been waiting for, and Aquaman and his allies get to show the tenacity and commitment to saving Atlantis theyve been paying forward these past few issues. This one is strongly recommended. Check it out.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #34

Mar 24, 2018

Aquaman #34 is the deepest look into Corum Raths identity weve had so far. Its a good start in making him a villain worth remembering. Hes not yet on the level of Black Manta or Ocean Master, but its a start. Hopefully Dan Abnett will be able to seal the deal on this character. In any case, this issue is recommended, and you should certainly check it out.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #35

Apr 20, 2018

Aquaman #35 is another great installment from Abnetts series. There is a lot of compelling actions scenes brought to life well by the team of Rocha, Henriques, Miki, and Gho. The story nears another exciting climax with Rath gathering dark and unholy powers to unleash upon the rebellion. This comic earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #36

May 18, 2018

Aquaman #36 brings us ever-nearer to the grand finale of Corum Raths reign over Atlantis, and this issue provides plenty of impressive fight scenes, a few solid character moments, and brilliant artwork. This one earns another recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #37

Jun 22, 2018

Aquaman #37 shows a potential for this crescendo to the Corum Rath story to grow stale, but it also shows signs that it will soon come to an ending. Hopefully, that ending will be worth it. Regardless, this comic is still worth recommending. Check it out.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #38

Jul 28, 2018

Aquaman #38 isnt perfect, and these past arcs concerning the reign of Corum Rath could almost certainly have been trimmed. That said, this book is a cover-to-cover thrill ride with an engaging conflict and marvelous artwork. This one comes recommended. Give it a read.

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7.0
Aquaman (2016) #39

Aug 17, 2018

Aquaman #39 is a solid if unexciting continuation to the tales of Mera and Arthur Curry. I do look forward to more battling with the Suicide Squad, but the comic struggles against its two goals of reestablishing the Aquaman canon while fulfilling its duties as a crossover. That said, it still earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) Annual #1

Nov 30, 2017

Aquaman Annual #1 tells a beautifully sad tale of Arthur and Mera being given the exact world they want before it is stripped away. Its paced well, its tone is consistent, and the finale is a gut punch. While the art leaves a lot to be desired, the overall book still gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1

Feb 6, 2018

Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 is an enjoyable read wherein the characters really do carry the story. Armstrong and his friends bring a lot of joy to the story. Cafu, Derrick Robertson, Diego Rodriguez, and Andrew Dalhouse collectively make the comic quite gorgeous, and there are a lot of laughs and emotionally weighty moments to be had. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.0
Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

Sep 3, 2018

Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 is a bit of fun, but its depressingly shallow. The interplay between characters doesnt hook the reader, the story is pushed out with little explanation, and the art is the only strong aspect of the comic. I cant say to not buy this one, but I cant strongly recommend it either. If you just want to see a bunch of Asgardians come together and kick ass, then youll likely get some enjoyment out of this one. It you want anything more substantial, then I cant suggest this one.

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6.0
Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #4

Oct 27, 2017

Overall, Ash vs. Army of Darkness #4 isnt a particularly bad comic, but it doesnt really engage much either. Its fun in parts, and it does have some good moments. Beyond that, its just middle-of-the-road high school supernatural tale. I cant recommend it. Give it a pass.

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3.0
Assassinistas #3

Mar 13, 2018

Assassinistas #3 has some interesting ideas at its core, but the clunky storytelling weighed down by superfluous flashbacks and the unforgivable state of the artwork kills any appeal it could have. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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8.5
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #1

Jul 20, 2017

That being said, Astonishing X-Menis a great read and has potential to be the best X-Men comic on the stands right now. Its fun, engaging, and the art (for how long it will look like this) is mostly great. Give it a read.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #2

Aug 17, 2017

This is a solid issue of Astonishing X-Men. While the machinations of the Shadow King don't really go to particularly unexpected places, they're still brought to life well by the team of Deodato and Martin. The dialogue between the characters is enjoyable, and the plot does move itself at a decent pace. This book is quickly becoming my favorite X-Men book on the market, and it is easily recommendable to the seasoned mutant fan.

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7.5
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #3

Sep 9, 2017

I can still recommend this comic. It is a good read, and, on the surface, Ed McGuinness artwork does look good. This is still the best X-Men book on the stands at the moment, and I suggest you pick it up.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #4

Oct 11, 2017

Astonishing X-Men is still the best X-Men book currently on the stands. That is not to say that Blue or Gold are bad, but for all its flaws, Astonishing has me consistently more engaged and interested in the characters. I do recommend this issue, but I do hope its problems get ironed out soon.

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6.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #5

Nov 7, 2017

Astonishing X-Men #5 is the weakest issue of the series thus far, but its not awful or unreadable. Its still recommendable to the devoted X-Men fan, but Im not sure it will do much for anyone disinterested with Marvels premiere mutants.

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5.5
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #6

Dec 11, 2017

Overall, Astonishing X-Men #6 comes out being one of the weakest issues of the series so far. Its not bad, but its not great either. If youre devoted to the X-Men and this book, then you may as well purchase it to continue the story. However, if you were just wanting to try this series, I would give this issue a pass.

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5.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #7

Jan 8, 2018

If youve really enjoyed the past few issues of Astonishing, then this one will likely appeal to you as well. I cant quite recommend it though. The story is far too bloated and uninteresting while still being far too complicated for its own good. It underuses almost all of its characters, and Noto will be gone next issue.

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7.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #11

May 3, 2018

Astonishing X-Men #11 is another installment in a frustratingly long story, but it is a fun read nonetheless. It has its problems, but the product is both fun and visually appealing. This one gets a recommendation. Feel free to pick it up.

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7.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #12

Jun 9, 2018

Astonishing X-Men #12 is a good enough finale to Soules stint on the title. Its decent and has enough good points to mostly drown out the bad. The art looks solid too, and I can recommend the comic. Its not a must-read, but feel free to check it out.

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5.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #13

Jul 5, 2018

Astonishing X-Men #13 is a disappointing opening salvo for Matthew Rosenbergs stint on the title. The characters are difficult to like, everyone is nasty towards one another, and the artwork leaves a lot to be desired. There were some good moments that keep the book from being completely unappealing, but they were few. I cant quite recommend this one, unfortunately.

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4.5
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #14

Aug 6, 2018

Astonishing X-Men #14 is another disappointment from Rosenbergs new direction on the title. I love the lineup, and Rosenberg has put out a few comics I genuinely adore in his time with Marvel, Tales of Suspense and Punisher being among his better works. This doesnt gel for me though. I cant recommend it reading it.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) Annual #1

Aug 14, 2018

Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 is a unique read. It tries to tackle some complex ideas regarding tone, presentation, and handling the difficulties of ones life. It reflects on itself and the current state of X-Men comics, and it does so in an intriguing manner. Its not perfect and comes close to contradicting itself in parts, but its a compelling read, helped a lot by the artwork of Travel Foreman. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out tomorrow.

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4.0
Avengers (2016) #11

Sep 22, 2017

Unfortunately, I cant recommend this comic. The slow pacing is problem enough, but the art is a killer. Give this one a pass, and try again next month.

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5.5
Avengers (2016) #672

Oct 10, 2017

#672 isnt a bad book, but I cant quite recommend it either, especially since you would need to follow Champions as well to get the full story (something which seems like a baffling move in what is supposed to be a new era of both books). Give this one a pass.

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7.0
Avengers (2016) #675

Nov 12, 2017

It has its flaws, and it has many storytelling tropes of modern Marvel that desperately need to be given a rest, but Avengers #675 is a fairly entertaining and compelling read. I can go on and on about everything hateful and anti-consumer about a weekly book being kicked off with a $4.99 price tag, but I'm here to evaluate the story itself. It works for the most part, and I can recommend it to you if you are a die-hard Avengers fan who can't bring themselves to miss an issue.

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5.0
Avengers (2016) #684

Mar 14, 2018

Avengers #684 confirms what a lot of my assumptions about No Surrender were. Its bloated, confusing, and unwieldy. While its not miserable, the dense plotting thats gone into it is ludicrously unforgiving. The art team brings their A-game to at least leave it visually appealing, and the Hulk is back at least. I cant recommend it on the business model alone, but, as its own issue, its mediocre at the best of times. If youre already on for this ride, youre probably going to stick it out anyway. If youre not, its not worth it, even for the Hulk.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #1

May 2, 2018

This new start for the Avengers didnt blow me away, but it did hold my attention well. It has the potential to be the flagship title that Marvel needs, and it is an enjoyable read. Each character seems to bring something unique to the table, and the art is solid. $4.99 is a bit of a pain in the ass, but I can recommend the book even at that price point. Give it a read.

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9.0
Avengers (2018) #2

May 17, 2018

The Avengers are back, and I can feel more confident in saying that with this second issue. We have a tight and impressive team fighting a mind-boggling cosmic threat. Jason Aaron is penning a solid story, and the artistic team is rocking it so far. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.5
Avengers (2018) #3

Jun 21, 2018

Avengers #3 is a weaker installment than its two predecessors, but its still good. The characters have compelling chemistry, the plot is intriguing, and the art is mostly quite good. I can recommend this one easily. Check it out.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #4

Jul 6, 2018

Doctor Strange art by Steve DitkoAs I write this, it recently came over the wire thatSteve Ditko,renowned creator of Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, has passed away. It saddens me to hear that another comic book legend is no longer with us. Admittedly, I don't know as much about the late Mr. Ditko as I should given my profession, but I'm learning more about him every minute. He truly was a different kind of person and deserving of honor and respect given to him as a creator and a person. He will be missed.

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8.0
Avengers (2018) #5

Jul 19, 2018

Avengers #5 is another fun and out-there installment for Earths Mightiest Heroes. There are slow parts and subpar one-liners, but the overall book is a lot of fun and presents its characters well. Mix that with some solid artwork, and you have a book well worth recommending. Check it out.

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7.5
Avengers (2018) #6

Aug 23, 2018

Avengers #6 isnt all that it could be, but I would be lying if I said that much of it wasnt still a ton of fun. We get to see the Avengers come together and fight the gods that wrought them, and they do so in a truly mighty fashion. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.0
Avengers: Shards of Infinity #1

Apr 4, 2018

Avengers: Shards of Infinity #1 is a fun and light read best enjoyed by those just getting into Marvel or interested in a simple read about four classic Avengers. While it didnt grab me, it had its fun parts. I can recommend it. Feel free to pick it up.

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9.5
Babyteeth #7

Jan 6, 2018

Babyteeth #7 was a treat to read and only got better the more I thought about it. With phenomenal writing and great artwork, this one definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Babyteeth #8

Feb 20, 2018

Donny Cates, Garry Brown, and Mark Englert bring another enthralling issue of Babyteeth with its eighth installment. Despite the slow pacing and text-heaviness, the comic manages to still be quite interesting and earns a recommendation. Give it a try.

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9.0
Babyteeth #9

Mar 27, 2018

Babyteeth #9 brings the action and tension as Carl lays waste to the cults headquarters and Christine decides what to do with the people whove been giving her trouble. Its a compelling read and comes highly recommended. Check it out.

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8.0
Babyteeth #10

Apr 30, 2018

Babyteeth #10 is another solid issue of the horror series from Cates and Brown. It may have its drawbacks, but the overall book is compelling and concludes the climactic attack on the Ways compound well. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Babyteeth #11

Jun 16, 2018

Babyteeth once more delivers a compelling horror book about family and doomsday cults with #11. The character development is on point, and the tension and pacing has been cooled down for this cooldown issue. This book earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Backways #1

Dec 18, 2017

Backways #1 provides a compelling opening gambit for this mystical series. With promising characters, an interesting premise, and great artwork from a solid team, this comic is definitely worth checking out. I recommend it.

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9.0
Backways #2

Jan 29, 2018

The mystery of Sylvia, Anna, and Coyote Bones deepens as we explore the Backways themselves this issue. This is a deep world, and Justin Jordan is pacing its revelations in an economic yet tantalizing fashion. This is a fun and intriguing read, and it earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Backways #3

Mar 3, 2018

Backways #3 is another fun and dark issue of this magic series. The comic doesnt have as much entertaining and winding dialogue as the previous two issues, but it's made tense and fast-moving by the wolf threat. In any case, this one earns another recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Backways #4

Apr 7, 2018

Backways #4 is another intriguing issue of the magic-mystery title. Justin Jordan continues to flesh out the world while basing it around grabbing leads. Carlini and Tidei continue to make every page visually stunning. This is a great book, and I definitely recommend it. Give it a read.

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4.0
Backways #5

May 8, 2018

Backways #5 is a disappointing ending to the first arc of the series. Justin Jordans modern fantasy tale had a lot of promise in its first few installments, but the conclusion to this volume is painfully rushed, does little to flesh out its thin lead characters, and its elements are ill-explained. Carlini and Tideis artwork is still excellent, but its not enough to save the comic. Unfortunately, this one doesnt earn a recommendation. Give it a pass.

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9.0
Barrier (2018) #1

May 12, 2018

Barrier #1 is a wonderfully engaging comic with compelling leads, an interesting plot, and a twist ending so ridiculous that it may just work. Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente do phenomenal work here, and I look forward to seeing how this one shakes out. This book comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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8.5
Barrier (2018) #2

May 13, 2018

That aside, Barrier #2 is a good follow-up to the first issues opening. The theme of separation both linguistic and figurative is held true in this insane twist, and the art of Martin and Vicente continues to dazzle and astonish. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Barrier (2018) #3

May 15, 2018

Barrier #3 doesnt have as much going on in terms of narrative, it is a strong character book and a generally good reading experience. There is no text, and the comic can get its subtleties across regardless. Plus, Martin and Vicente continue to put in excellent artwork. This series gets another recommendation. Check it out this Wednesday.

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9.0
Barrier (2018) #4

May 27, 2018

Barrier #4 is a faster-moving issue than the previous installment, and it delivers more engaging character drama while showing the ingenuity of our leads. The art continues to astonish in its creativity and beauty, and this series earns itself another strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.5
Barrier (2018) #5

Jun 1, 2018

Barrier #5 isnt bad, but its not as smart as issues prior. The focus on language and strained connections across cultures is copped out upon. The ending is far from satisfying. Liddy and Oscar are still great characters, but youre left wanting better for them. The art is the biggest saving grace here, and its why I can still give this book a recommendation, if a bit less enthusiastic than recommendations to prior installments. Feel free to check this one out, though.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) Annual #2

Aug 29, 2018

Batgirl Annual #2 is an engaging one-off story about Barbara and her brother. Our hero must weather the darkness within not only his mind but those of his fans, making this a genuinely creepy read. Casagrande and Bellaire do great work on the visuals, and the book earns itself a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16

Nov 27, 2017

With a deceivingly simple plot with a lot of implications, solid artwork, and a great cast, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16 is a compelling read. It has a point to make, and thats always appreciated. This one earns a recommendation, and you should definitely check it out.

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5.0
Batman (2016) #25

Jul 2, 2017

In all seriousness, Batman #25 wasn't atrocious. But it was by no means great, and I wouldn't recommend it as a must-buy. Odds are that most of the people reading it have bought it anyway, so what would be the point? It didn't change my mind on Batman and really only reinforced how I already felt. I was up for being proven wrong, but this comic didn't do it.

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4.5
Batman (2016) #28

Aug 4, 2017

Joe and I have very similar feelings on Batman #28 for a change. It had a lot of potential, and it used two of DCs greatest villains. However, the story feels mishandled, and Deathstroke and Deadshot dont get nearly enough time on the page. The abbreviation of events make the story feel rushed, and it seems like there was a lot of paranoia about this arc taking too long. I cant recommend this one.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #36

Dec 24, 2017

So, this is it, the Batman-Hater falls at last. In his place is just normal (as possible) Josh. There is still one more part to this saga, and its a review of Batman #37. Check that out when it comes up later today.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #37

Dec 24, 2017

So, the epilogue to the saga of the Batman-Hater is yet another recommendation of a Batman comic from the phenomenal Tom King, Clay Mann, and Jordie Bellaire. This comic is one of the most joyous experiences one could get from a comic, and it brightened my day. I highly recommend it, and you should definitely give it a read.

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10
Batman (2016) #38

Jan 6, 2018

Like I said, this one gets a strong recommendation. It is bizarre, chilling, and brilliant.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #39

Jan 20, 2018

Batman #39 is another fun and endearing installment in this delayed continuation to the Superfriends story arc. Tom King continues to make this an incredible read, and Jones and Bellaire make the comic quite beautiful on the whole. I strongly recommend this one. Give it a read.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #40

Feb 8, 2018

Batman #40 has its story problems, but it saves itself with charming character interactions between the leads and excellent art form Jones and Bellaire. In the end, it still lands a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #41

Feb 23, 2018

Batman #41 is a promising if thin start to a new chapter in the saga of the Dark Knight. Ivy is back and more dangerous than ever. Bruce and Selina are left alone to stand up to the threat. Janin and Chung provide some fantastic artwork. This one comes recommended for sure. Give it a read.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #42

Mar 8, 2018

Batman #42 is yet another compelling entry in Kings run with the character. It takes the premise of last issue and drives it to interesting places while keeping a tantalizing distance from what is really going on with Poison Ivy. Janin and Chung ply their talents to wonderful effect, and this book earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #43

Mar 24, 2018

Batman #43 is a great dive into the character of Poison Ivy. This reexamination of the character may turn a lot of people off, but I liked it quite a bit. The story is touching and flows well, and the artistic team does a great job in this issue too. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #44

Apr 5, 2018

Batman #44 is a charming tale of wedding dress shopping. A good writer can make just about anything compelling, and King proves that here. The artistic team show they are now slouches either, earning this comic a recommendation. Give it a read.

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5.0
Batman (2016) #45

Apr 20, 2018

Batman #45 is a welcome return for Booster Gold, but the issue falls short when it comes time for the comic to tilt its hand. The premise is bafflingly short-sighted and will either reflect badly on Booster or the comic itself depending on your perception. It could be almost funny depending on your viewpoint, and this version of Gotham does have a lot of potential to make for an interesting story. Perspective does count for a lot in this one, and your mileage may vary. For me, its a bit of a wash. Some good ideas are countered by some bad ones. Daniel is here, but his work isnt quite up to his usual standards. I cant quite recommend it, but I cant say to definitively say to stay away either.

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4.0
Batman (2016) #46

May 3, 2018

Batman #46 is even more frustrating than the previous issue. I had hoped that this arc would become more engaging after the setup, but its only gotten worse. Booster Gold behaves like Deadpool. There are extreme tone issues, even if theyre intentional. The art is good, but it doesnt make up for the narrative. Give this one a pass.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #47

May 18, 2018

Batman #47 brings a surprisingly solid ending to The Gift. This issue is still tonally off and makes Booster out to be near unlikable, but the ending lands some emotional resonance. Plus, Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea,Danny Miki, and Tomeu Morey bring some great artwork to the title. I can recommend this one who have been enjoying Tom Kings Batman, and tentatively recommend it to others. Booster Gold fans, however, will still find the comic misrepresenting this great character.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #48

Jun 7, 2018

Batman #48 finds the book back on track with a shocking confrontation between the Dark Knight and his most fearsome and hated nemesis. There is a lot added to the margins of this story, made possible by the writing of Tom King and the art of Mikel Janin and June Chung. This book is outright awesome and earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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3.5
Batman (2016) #50

Jul 3, 2018

Batman #50 is a massive letdown of a comic. It shoots for meaning and deep emotional resonance but trips itself up on its own perception of what the Batman should be. It's a visually gorgeous book, and some of the writing is genuinely eloquent and beautiful. However, the whole is far less than the sum of its parts, and I can't recommend it.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #52

Aug 5, 2018

Batman #52 isnt a bad issue. Its built upon a clever idea, and the dialogue is solid throughout. The slowness and monotony are the books biggest problem, and I cant say that even that sinks the book. Plus, the art is great. Its a decent comic, and I can recommend it. Feel free to pick it up.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #53

Aug 16, 2018

Batman #53 is a damn good issue. It has its flaws, but the emotion King puts into it and the art of Weeks and Breitweiser is incredible. This one definitely earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #54

Sep 6, 2018

Batman #54 is a heartfelt comic focusing on the importance of Bruces first ward and closest companion. Its about being there for those vulnerable and in pain, and it tells the story well. Its good read and comes with a recommendation. Check it out.

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10
Batman (2016) Annual #2

Dec 24, 2017

I also highly recommend Batman Annual #2, even though its likely been bought by most of the people who would be interested. Its a heartfelt tale with fantastic art, and you should definitely read it if you havent already.

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7.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #18

Apr 7, 2018

Batman Beyond #18 is a solidly entertaining superhero read. The story is interesting, theres plenty of action, and the Neo-Gotham setting always offers familiar-yet-new possibility. The artistic team provides some solid work too, and the comic earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #20

May 26, 2018

Batman Beyond #20 has its clichs, but the story is paced well and its hard to dislike the lead characters. The art team does a good job on the visuals, and the complete product is worthy of a recommendation in the end. Feel free to pick it up.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #22

Jul 31, 2018

Batman Beyond #22 is a solid damn read. Dan Jurgens shows his expertise in this field tempered by decades of writing, and Conrad and Baron make the book look great. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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6.0
Batman: Kings of Fear #1

Aug 22, 2018

Batman: Kings of Fear #1 is decent. Its okay. It rises a bit over mediocre but doesnt in itself bring anything to the table beyond aforementioned fantastic artwork from Jones and Madsen. I can recommend it as a classic-feeling Batman tale, but its far from a must-read. Hopefully, #2 will bring something memorable in terms of story.

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9.0
Batman: Lost #1

Nov 8, 2017

My favorite Batman story isHush,by the way. I just dig it so much. Hush is a great villain.

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8.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood vs. Anarky #1

Jun 21, 2018

Red Hood vs. Anarky is a fun and solid one-off story to build up to the grand climax of Bruce and Selinas wedding. Red Hood gets plenty of good lines and scenes, and Anarky gets a moment to be that complex antagonist that he is. Its not brilliant, but its good and well-rounded comic. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1

Jun 8, 2018

Nightwing vs. Hush is an even stronger entry than the previous Batman: Prelude to the Wedding issue, though I will admit being a fan for both Nightwing and Hush. The story is strange and interesting, the action beats are solid, and the artwork is excellent.

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8.5
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Robin vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1

May 30, 2018

Robin vs. Ra's al Ghulis a nice start to the Wedding Batman story arc. We get to see how all of this is affecting Damian, and he faces down a member of the extended family who has a stake in this wedding too. The art is solid to boot, and this comic earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1

Jun 14, 2018

Batgirl vs. Riddler #1 is another good installment to the Prelude to the Wedding line of one-shots. Barbara and Nigma make for good opponents, and the pacing is incredibly tight despite the somewhat pointless flashback/flashforward thing. This one is recommended. Check it out.

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9.5
Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

Oct 5, 2017

Ive been very impressed with these one-shot Metal tie-ins so far. Each one plays with similar themes, but the outcomes are always very different and shocking. It takes a lot for me to become interested in Batman stories, and these books accomplish it against the odds. Give Dawnbreaker a read.

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8.0
Batman: The Devastator #1

Nov 2, 2017

While its conceit leaves a lot to be desired, Batman: TheDevastator pulls through with a genuinely compelling spin on Batman and a great story in the present. Its up there with Murder Machine, Red Death, and Dawnbreaker in quality and earns a strong recommendation. Check this one out.

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8.0
Batman: The Drowned #1

Oct 21, 2017

The Metal tie-ins continue to be quality one-off reads, doing a good job of getting the readers psyched for the continuation of the main story in a way which few tie-ins accomplish. Batman: The Drowned gets a recommendation too.

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7.0
Batman: The Merciless #1

Oct 25, 2017

Batman: The Merciless is the least good of the Nightmare Batmen tie-ins to Metal so far. The slight repetition in the narratives doesnt help, but it also comes down to the fact that Merciless and Drowned just arent as compelling has the first three. Its by no means a bad book, and I still do recommend it. However, it doesnt quite stand up to its predecessors.

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8.5
Batman: The Murder Machine #1

Sep 27, 2017

Like Red Death, Murder Machine adds another cool story behind one of the members of Barbatoss Bat-League. It fleshes out their world in a delightfully macabre manner, and I recommend it.

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8.0
Batman: The Red Death #1

Sep 20, 2017

Those looking for new insights into Metal will only really get anything from the lead-in explanation I recited above. Beyond that, this is just a fun little diversion about Bat-Flash from Metal #2. I can still recommend it though. Its a cruel yet fun read, and you should give it a look if that sounds appealing to you.

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9.0
Batman: Who Laughs #1

Nov 15, 2017

The Batman Who Laughs lives up to the excitement which has been surrounding it. Its a disturbed look into a wrong Batman, a warped Batman a Batman who laughs. This one is highly recommended. James Tynion IV does some of his best work here, and with him, thats saying a lot.

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5.0
Battlecats #1

Jun 4, 2018

Battlecats #1 is an underwhelming opening from the Mad Cave Studios title. While the premise of cat-people warriors is a good one upon which to build your comic, theres nothing especially creative done with it. The action sequences are good, but they overwhelm the comic. Its not so bad that would recommend giving it a pass outright, but I cannot give it a recommendation either.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #13

Mar 23, 2018

Batwoman #13 is a compelling noir/horror hybrid that can grab you and keep you engaged through to the back cover. Admittedly, the slow burn leaves the plot moving a little slowly, but the trip through the Kane house and the ending reveals make it worthwhile. Plus, the art looks great. Marguerite Bennet and company put together a solid book here. Pick it up.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #14

Apr 21, 2018

Batwoman #14 is a highly compelling and brutal entry in the series. Bennett, Blanco, and Rauch construct a great story of stakes both personal and apocalyptic. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #15

May 18, 2018

Batwoman #15 is another stellar entry into Marguerite Bennetts Kate Kane series. This book has yet to disappoint me, and Blanco and Rauch make it even better with awesome artwork. This book gets another recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #16

Jun 22, 2018

Batwoman #16 continues to impress and amaze with another rough and emotionally intense issue, this time bringing the Kane and Wayne in-fighting to a head. The storytelling is brilliant, and Blanco and Rauch do excellent work with the visuals. This one comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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8.0
Batwoman (2017) #17

Jul 24, 2018

Batwoman #17 is another great issue of the better Bat of Gotham. The book takes a drastic turn here, laying out a new future for Kate Kane and her crew. Its fun, endearing, and compelling. Blanco and Rauch turn in more great work here too. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #18

Aug 18, 2018

Batwoman #18 is a beautiful and brilliant conclusion to this run of the series. Its action-packed, fun, emotionally resonant, and visually gorgeous. This one comes with a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1

Aug 26, 2018

Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1 is a fun read. The world and characters are unique and strange, and the conflicts are fantastical and well presented. Mix that with some good artwork, and you have a comic worth a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Bedtime Games #1

Jun 29, 2018

Bedtime Games #1 is an intensely compelling story of youths end and reflecting on the tragedy and struggles of these three children. Theres a monster lurking in the margins, but its powerfully overshadowed by the character drama. Trust me, I love monsters as much as the next geek, so I look forward to the monster becoming more prominent. The characters are just that good. In any case, this one is strongly recommended. Give it a read.

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7.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #4

Jul 7, 2017

This was an overall enjoyable comic. The drastic change in perspective was interesting, and it did manage to feel like an issue of Yost'sScarlet Spider with it. It wasnt brilliant, and it wasnt especially exciting, but it is recommendable. Bagleys art is great, and you can bet Ill be back for the next issue. Hopefully, Kaine will kick Reillys ass.

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6.5
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #10

Oct 25, 2017

As I already said, this book is alright. Even though its over, I definitely recommend the last Spider-Man 2099 run in terms of David and Sliney Spider-projects. I dont strongly recommend it, but its a bit of fun if you need some more Spider-Man periphery.

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6.5
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16

Mar 30, 2018

Also, Kaine was on that damn cover. Where is Kaine? I want Kaine! #kaineisscarletspider.

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4.5
Betrothed #1

Feb 26, 2018

Betrothed #1 is a manic and fast-flowing book with some ideas it really wants to tell you, but it doesn't seem to know what to do with them or what they mean.

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4.0
Betrothed #2

Apr 7, 2018

Betrothed #2 continues the struggle of establishing its characters. They arent especially compelling, and the circumstances which have forced them together takes more of a focus than the relationship itself. Worse yet, the plot just isnt interesting. Uys artwork helps some, but it cant save the comic. This one doesnt get a recommendation. Give it a pass.

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6.5
Betrothed #3

May 13, 2018

Betrothed #3 is an up-turn for the series. It still has a myriad of problems that need addressing, and its two main characters arent well fleshed-out yet. However, there is enough humor and human moments in this installment to make it recommendable, even if it isnt a must-read.

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4.5
Beyonders #1

Aug 31, 2018

Beyonders has room to grow and improve, but its first issue is predictable, slow-moving, and centers on an unlikable protagonist. Perhaps it will improve with future issues. Unfortunately, I cant recommend this installment. Id suggest giving it a pass.

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9.0
Black AF: American Sweetheart #1

Feb 4, 2018

Kwanza Osajyefo brings us an endearing and compelling tale of a black superhero just trying to do the right thing with Black AF. With a lovable protagonist, an interesting premise with some intriguing observations, and an overall high-energy and optimistic plot, Osajyefos comic comes together beautifully. Johnson and Smith IIIs art is beautiful to boot, and this comic definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.5
Black AF: Widows and Orphans #1

Apr 29, 2018

Black AF: Widows and Orphans #1 is a shaky first step for this new series in the Black AF universe. The generic ninja narrative isnt bad, but it doesnt stand out well either. The art and premise carry the book pretty far, but not as far as must-read territory. Feel free to check it out, and I can still recommend it on the basis that I expect this series to get better from here. However, as I said, its not required reading.

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7.5
Black AF: Widows and Orphans #2

Jul 30, 2018

Black AF: Widows and Orphans #2 isnt a mind-blowing read, and this series still has yes to match Black AF: Americas Sweetheart for quality and personality. That said, this book exceeds Widows and Orphans #1 for its focus and blunt allegory. As such, it does earn a recommendation. Feel free to pick it up.

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8.5
Black Bolt #4

Aug 4, 2017

Definitely give this one a read. Its premise makes it an interesting addition to Marvel canon due to its relevance in one of its most oft-used villains. It gets a high recommendation from me.

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9.5
Black Bolt #9

Jan 5, 2018

Black Bolt #9 is a phenomenal read with great art. It bears a lot of emotional weight, and I cannot recommend it enough. Give it a read.

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8.5
Black Bolt #12

Apr 5, 2018

Black Bolt #12 gives the series the ending it deserves, uniting the characters in an emotionally weighty and touching finale. Ahmed shows his versatility with the characters, and Wards art continues to amaze. This one definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Black Eyed Kids #15

Dec 26, 2017

Black-Eyed Kids #15 is a compelling and creepy read. The characters are all quite cool, and the black-eyed kids themselves are really unnerving. This is a great read for the horror reader, even if it is the final issue before a hiatus, which makes it completely understandable if you wait for the collected edition. That being said, I do recommend this comic. Give it a try.

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6.0
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1

Apr 21, 2018

Black Hamer: Age of Doom #1 is interesting, has some well-designed characters that are good send-offs of the Golden Age of comics, and has some solid artwork. However, the pacing is slow and has little to offer those who arent already invested in this world. As such, I can recommend it to those who enjoy Black Hammer, but I would give it a pass if youre not already into this continuity.

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6.0
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #2

May 27, 2018

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #2 is still a rough experience. The story is livelier in this issue, but its events are strange and disjointed. The main plot falls quickly to the background, and Black Hammers half of the plot is more fun than it is compelling are important feeling. I can recommend this issue, but its far from required reading. Feel free to check it out, though.

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7.0
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #3

Jun 24, 2018

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #3 is much better than the previous two issues. Im not sure the miniseries has gotten great yet, but I can confidently recommend this issue to anyone interested in this Dark Horse franchise. Feel free to check it out.

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7.0
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4

Aug 28, 2018

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4 sets up the miniseries for what will hopefully be an exciting finale. Many of the mysteries are revealed, and the heroes of Black Hammer will have to discern what to do with the revelations. This book comes with a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.

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6.0
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1

Nov 2, 2017

Im definitely a fan of Black Lightning, but this comic doesnt make great use of the character. I respect the attempt to be culturally relevant, especially making use of the term DWB. However, the pacing is overenergized, and the social commentary feels shallow. If you like Black Lightning, feel free to pick this one up. However, I cant recommend this one to everyone.

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9.5
Black Panther & the Crew #3

Jun 18, 2017

Anyway, everyone should be reading Black Panther & The Crew. If you havent been on board since the beginning, I cant blame you for wanting to wait for the trade, since the hangman has already called for this series. That being said, with a brilliant script, a smart story, and great art, I cant help but recommend this book. It tells an important story and centers on a great cast of characters.

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9.0
Black Panther & the Crew #4

Jul 14, 2017

Pick up Black Panther and the Crew before it dies. If not, at least buy the trade paperback collection. I have a feeling that in 10 years, this will be considered one of Marvels unsung gems. It will be something which pairs perfectly alongside writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther.

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9.0
Black Panther & the Crew #5

Aug 19, 2017

I guess my point is, as always Ta-Nehisi CoatessBlack Panther and the Crew remains a thought-provoking comic giving a measured discussion to real-world problems, and I continue to recommend it. If you havent hopped on by this point, buying the trade is a more prudent option. There is only one issue left before this story ends. I look forward to seeing how it wills stick the landing.

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7.0
Black Panther & the Crew #6

Aug 30, 2017

At least Coates is still doing a fantastic job on Black Panther. Hopefully the Crew will cross over into that comic in the future.

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8.0
Black Panther (2016) #14

May 29, 2017

Panther manages to firmly hold my interest through this new installment, and I can't wait to see it continued next month. If you're not on board the Ta-Nehisi Coates"Black Panther train, then now is a good time as any. Give it a read.

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) #15

Jul 9, 2017

This is still one of the comics I most look forward to every month from Marvel. Ta-Nehisi Coates and the artists he collaborates with consistently bring an interesting and compelling read starring one of Marvels greatest characters. If you havent started reading this one yet, do so. It is one of the best comics on the stands.

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9.0
Black Panther (2016) #16

Jul 29, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates once again proves that he was just about the perfect choice to take on Black Panther. With good character moments, an enthralling plot, and a protagonist who is easily among the coolest and most interesting heroes of both of the Big Twos gallery of heroes, Black Panther #16 easily earns its recommendation.

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) #17

Sep 1, 2017

Black Panther is one of the books I most look forward to every month. With a great writer and a solid stable of artists, this is one that should be on everyones pull list. Pick it up.

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) #18

Oct 1, 2017

Black Panther continues to be among the best of Marvels offerings with another knockout issue by Coates, Sprouse, Torres, and company. Its a pensive and intriguing title that knows how to let loose with some kick-ass action sequences. I highly recommend it.

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9.0
Black Panther (2016) #166

Oct 3, 2017

Black Panther #166 is an astonishing rebirth for a classic Marvel rogue, and it fleshes him out more than many writers have cared to do in the past. The Klaw as his own master is a compelling change of pace, and I look forward to him opposing the Black Panther in upcoming issues.

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8.0
Black Panther (2016) #167

Nov 28, 2017

All of that English major pontificating aside, Black Panther #167 is a good and thoughtful read. The Thunderball subplot is good, and TChalla and Shuri are great leads under Coates. The art of Kirk, Martin, and Milla is solid. Its message seems confused and muddled, and it doesnt advance the plot all that much. However, its still an engaging read, and it is thought-provoking at the very least. I still recommend it, and you should hop on the Black Panther train.

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) #169

Jan 29, 2018

Black Panther #169 delivers an exciting and high-action chapter focusing on the Dora Milaje. The arc is making some gestures towards a conclusion, and this issue is a lot of fun in itself. As is often the case, Black Panther gets another recommendation. Check this one out.

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7.0
Black Panther (2016) #170

Feb 28, 2018

Black Panther #170 isnt a bad issue, but the continued reluctance to move forward is increasingly tiresome. While I can still recommend this issue, it really needs to advance soon. Its very likely this will conclude whenever the new title starts. Thats not too far ahead, at least. In any case, feel free to pick this issue up. Its still solid.

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) #171

Mar 29, 2018

Black Panther #171 is a much-needed and highly enjoyable crescendo to Avengers of the New World. It holds together well throughout, even if its later than it should have been. Kirk and Martin give it some solid, if at times flawed, visuals. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Black Panther (2016) #172

Apr 20, 2018

Black Panther #172 is solid and enjoyable finale to this run/arc of the series. Ta-Nehisi Coates brings ‘Avengers of the New World' home in an absorbing fashion, and Kirk, Deering, and Martin make the book look damn good. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) Annual #1

Feb 22, 2018

The overall product is easily recommendable. Its a fun celebration of Black Panther by some of its greatest scribes accompanied by talented artists. Given Coatessdifferent take on Panther, it would likely confuse new readers. However, an experienced follower of TChalla will find a lot to enjoy. Give it a read.

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8.5
Black Panther (2018) #1

May 25, 2018

Black Panther #1 is a tight and fast-moving introductory issue for this new era of TChalla. The story is fresh to the character and series, the narrative is interesting, and the art is great. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.5
Black Panther (2018) #2

Jun 29, 2018

Black Panther #2 is a good issue. It doesnt go beyond that, but it doesnt sink below it either. Its fun, TChalla remains one of Marvels best, and Daniel Acuna does incredible work with the visuals. This one comes with a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Black Panther (2018) #3

Aug 24, 2018

Black Panther #3 has further ignited my interest in this new direction. Coates is recreating the Black Panther mythos in the far reaches of space, and he has the same fire and strength which he showed at the beginning of his time with T'Challa. Plus, Daniel Acuna continues to show his every-growing artistic talent. This book earns a recommendation for sure. Give it a read.

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6.0
Black Panther: The Sound And The Fury #1

Feb 7, 2018

Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury #1 is a decent read for a young and new Black Panther fan, but it offers little to anyone with some experience with TChalla. Its not bad, but its not good either. The art does a lot of it, and it does get some extra credit for including TChallas first appearance in the back. All told, I can recommend this to someone with kids, but its far from a must-buy.

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9.0
Black Science #36

Jun 10, 2018

Black Science #36 is another brilliant dive into the protagonists Grant and Sara. We see a world designed to aid them in repairing their marriage as well as their emotionally weighty responses to it all. Plus, Scalera and Dinisio make it another visually stunning installment. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Blackwood #1

May 29, 2018

Blackwood #1 is a promising, fun, and intriguing first step for the series. The premise may not be the most unique, but the characters are likable and distinct enough to keep the comic interesting. The story has a slow start, but it grabs your attention by the end. This comic earns a recommendation. Check it out when it hits stores tomorrow.

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8.0
Blackwood #2

Jun 30, 2018

Blackwood #2 is a good follow up to the premiere issue, and it expands the magic and occult elements in a manner that feels akin to Harry Potter crossed with Scooby-Doo while shooting for more mature than either. Its a promising series, and I look forward to seeing where it goes from this point. This one comes recommended. Check it out.

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7.5
Blackwood #3

Sep 1, 2018

Blackwood #3 is a slow book, but its enthralling and populated with a cast of unique and engaging characters. Veronica and Andy Fish support it with some damn good artwork, and the book earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Blackwood #4

Sep 1, 2018

Blackwood #4 has some weaknesses in the revelations of this story, but it has enough self-awareness to counteract the moments of over-sentimentality. The engaging leads pull the comic together well. The ending is enjoyably somber and understated. The story is fun, it has some good moments of horror, and the artwork of Veronica Fish is very strong. This one earns another recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.5
Bloodborne #1

Feb 27, 2018

Needless to say, I highly recommend Bloodborne #1. Ales Kot has shown a great love for the game here with a lot of references and understanding that only a fan could bring. Kowalski and Simpson's art is impeccable. The comic is creepy, gory, and could open new avenues in the story. Fan or not, this one still comes highly recommended. Check it out.

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8.0
Bloodborne #2

Mar 31, 2018

Bloodborne #2 continues to entice the fan in me, even if I must count off for the inorganic integration of things like the Hunters Dream in the narrative for those unfamiliar with the game. That aside, the tight pacing, cold personality given to the Hunter, and the stunning artwork from Kowalski and Simpson more than make up for that shortcoming. This one earns another recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Bloodborne #3

May 1, 2018

Bloodborne #3 is another chilling and action-packed installment to this comic series with content capable of entertaining both the hardcore fan and the newcomer. Both the narrative and art knock it out of the park this time, and I highly recommend giving it a read.

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8.5
Bloodborne #4

May 31, 2018

Bloodborne #4 is a cold yet great finale to this first volume. Ales Kot crafted something unique yet faithful to the game in this story, and Kowalski and Simpson deliver phenomenal artwork. Thankfully, this book has been promoted to an ongoing, so we will get to see more from here. In any case, this book earns another recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #5

Jan 13, 2018

Bloodshot Salvation #5 is a very engaging read. Jeff Lemires story continues to be enthralling, LaRosa, Suayan, and Rodriguez turn in some beautiful artwork. The overall comic is a great read. I highly recommend this one. Pick it up.

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7.5
Bloodshot: Salvation #6

Feb 21, 2018

Bloodshot Salvation #6 is another solid issue in the series. Its fairly slow-moving and clearly trying to set up for the hyped-up next issue (oh, well get there). However, the emotional weight of it all as well as the phenomenal art make this an enjoyable read. I can recommend this one. Feel free to check it out.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #8

Apr 15, 2018

Bloodshot Salvation #8 is a fun read that pits our hero against demons and into the paths of Shadowman and Baron Samedi. The narrative doesnt dazzle, but the art is so incredible that the comic is something that you need to take a look. This comic gets a recommendation. Check this one out.

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7.5
Bloodshot: Salvation #9

May 14, 2018

Bloodshot Salvation #9 is, as I said, a solid WWI story that also serves as an origin for the Bloodhound. Its a solid enough read and even gets gut-wrenching in spots. It doesnt really serve to give anymore emotional depth or nuance to the Bloodhound until the very end (I know hes a dog, but these things have been done before), but it is an enjoyable read with beautiful artwork. This one earns a recommendation. Pick it up this Wednesday.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #10

Jun 16, 2018

Bloodshot Salvation #10 is a good build-up issue. Omen is moving in on Jessie, Ray has been flung into the far future, and a big blowout between Omen and Rays allies is on the way. Braithwaite and Bellaire do excellent work on the visual front, and this comic earns a recommendation for it all. Check it out.

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1.5
Bloodstrike (2018) #0

Jun 16, 2018

Also, this may be pointing out the obvious, but Deadlock's mask is just Wolverine's. And Project: Born Again? Why not just call it “Not Project: Rebirth but Totally Project: Rebirth.”

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7.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #9

May 31, 2017

Its a wild comic, and it might be a little confusing at first if you, like myself, hadnt read any of the recent issues. However, you will likely get a kick out of it if youre looking for a weird and action-packed ride. Give it a try.

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6.5
Blue Beetle (2016) #10

Jul 1, 2017

Anyway, get Blue Beetle #10. Im going to have a nap and dream of the Justice Society coming back and Martian Manhunter being on the Justice League.

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5.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #11

Jul 28, 2017

Its disappointing to say it, but this was a very disposable issue. It does little to forward the plot or the characters, and it wraps up a story that was pretty much over already. I like Jaime and Ted and this book overall, but I cant recommend this issue even to Blue Beetle fans. I cant say this comic is a complete waste of your money if you follow this series, but it wont do much for you.

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8.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #13

Oct 1, 2017

Blue Beetle has been a notably flawed title under this creative team, but its more often than not made up for these flaws with energy and dedication. Ill miss this book as it is, but I hope the future is bright. This issue is worth picking up to see this creative team off, as it keeps they keep the trademark tenacity of Jaime Reyes alive to the end.

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5.0
Bone Parish #1

Jul 30, 2018

Bone Parish #1 is far too conventional and tame for its own good. It follows crime story tropes too closely while not focusing on elements that could give it a unique identity. The art is very good, but that doesnt quite earn the book a recommendation.

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5.0
Bone Parish #2

Aug 31, 2018

Bone Parish #2 is still just too boring. There are improvements over the first issue with this one, but the plot burns very slowly, doesnt have a change in tone or atmosphere to break up the dreariness, and the color work is similarly stuck on the one note. Unfortunately, I cant recommend this book.

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9.5
Border Town #1

Sep 8, 2018

The only dumber thing I can think of is buying a shipment of Rose Tico toys with the intent of destroying them in a video, only to figure out you can't cut them with scissors because they're die cast.

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7.5
Brilliant Trash #2

Dec 13, 2017

Despite the issues with characters and motivation, the world of Brilliant Trash is certainly interesting enough to warrant checking out. Plus, Seeley, Petraites, and Lesko put together quite the world here, and its easy to get sucked into it. I can recommend this one, and you should give it a chance.

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8.5
Brilliant Trash #3

Jan 15, 2018

Brilliant Trash #3 is an engaging further exploration into the world of Kennedy Avis, Jim Heller, and the warring corporations. Tim Seeley has a really enthralling Blade Runner-esque cyberpunk dystopia here, and I look forward to seeing it evolve. Petraites and Lesko give it some really good visuals, and the overall comic earns itself a recommendation. Give it a try.

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8.0
Brilliant Trash #4

Feb 26, 2018

Brilliant Trash #4 advances the story in a compelling manner, even if it does throw in more action than necessary. The world gets deeper and more complex, and Petraites and Lesko provide some good artwork. This one is recommended. Give it a read.

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6.0
Brilliant Trash #5

Apr 7, 2018

Brilliant Trash #5 is an interesting comic. Your mileage on the ending will likely vary, but I dont feel that it sticks the landing with its people are naturally good given how brutal and nihilistic the story has been thus far. It feels like its stretching for a meaning it cant quite justify. I can recommend it to those who like the series, as it will doubtless stick with you for a time afterwards regardless of whether the ending satisfies you. Feel free to check it out.

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8.0
Brilliant Trash #6

May 30, 2018

Brilliant Trash #6 is an intriguing and enjoyable new beginning for the title. Its a great place to join in, and the story and characters have a lot of promise. The art looks great to boot, and this book earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.0
Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #1

Aug 7, 2018

Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #1 is a bit slow-moving at times, but the charms and novelty of the story carries. Antonius is a charming lead, Achillia is fun, and the art is good. I can recommend it in the end. Feel free to give it a try.

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8.0
Brothers Dracul #1

Apr 13, 2018

Brothers Dracul #1 is a tense and engaging read. With its compelling main cast and great artistic team, the book succeeds in keeping its reader absorbed regardless of the flaws the first issue bears. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Brothers Dracul #2

May 27, 2018

Brothers Dracul #2 shows that the comic isnt interested in being just another historical fiction horror. It wants the character drama and the bloody horror, and it seems fit to carry both. Mix that with some good artwork, and you have a comic I can easily recommend. Check it out.

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2.5
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #1

May 15, 2018

Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Bloodsuckers #1 is a painfully serious and, consequently, dull read. It wants to be a story of an old and war-weary Elvis in the autumn of a life fighting monsters, but the premise is too ridiculous to take this seriously. Im not saying such a tale is impossible to tell; its just that this one doesnt succeed in doing so. As such, I must say to give this comic a hard pass this Wednesday.

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4.0
BubbleGun (2017) #4

Aug 23, 2017

This comic isnt good. It has its charms, and it has intent. However, its all so middle of the road that theres nothing this can give you that other, better entries in the sci-fi action genre cant give you. I recommend Running Man. Its my favorite Schwarzenegger movie and Richard Dawson is an absolute delight in it.

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8.0
By Night #1

Jun 16, 2018

By Night #1 is another charming excursion for John Allison. Heather and Jane are likable characters, the premise is cute and creative, and you'll love to look at Larsen's and Stern's art. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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3.0
Cable (2017) #1

Jun 6, 2017

Cable #1 showed some promise and fun in its first few pages, but it falls apart in the second half with confusing fight sequences and an ending that is just tiresome. Give this one a hard pass.

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4.0
Cable/Deadpool Annual #1

Aug 14, 2018

Cable/Deadpool Annual #1 just isnt funny. The jokes are weak and predictable, and the only enjoyable parts were extended analysis of comic books as a medium and the only time the two characters acted like humans. I cant recommend this one, with my general love for the work of David F. Walker. I suggest giving this one a pass.

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2.5
Captain America (2012) #25

Aug 10, 2017

At least the Winter Soldier comes back at the end. That does help a little bit. He is Marvels greatest hero, and you can fight me on that one all you want. Youll still be wrong.

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8.5
Captain America (2017) #695

Nov 2, 2017

This is a weird one for me because how important it feels for me. I can definitely recommend it, and Im certainly going to give it a good score. Maybe Marvel did it; maybe they killed Captain America for me. Time will tell. That being said, pick this one up if youve missed classic Captain America comics. It definitely harkens back to those days. However, if youre looking for anything daring or fresh, this one isnt it. Maybe Ta-Nehisi Coates can bring something new to the Captain in a few months.

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9.5
Captain America (2017) #697

Jan 6, 2018

Waid, Samnee, and Wilson continue their star-spangled hot streak with this issue of Cap. Its a straightforward and fun story between two compelling opponents. I had a joy reading it and definitely recommend it. Pick it up.

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9.5
Captain America (2017) #698

Feb 15, 2018

Captain America #698 is another excellent entry in the saga of Steve Rogers. The high-concept setting of this issue is balanced by a focus on characters, and the politics of it all are refreshing and timely. Add to this Samnee and Wilsons artwork, and you have a fantastic book. This one comes recommended. Check it out.

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9.0
Captain America (2017) #699

Mar 8, 2018

Captain America #699 is another great entry in this stint from creative team Waid, Samnee, Wilson. It still mixes modern sensibilities and political philosophy with classic comic storytelling structure, aesthetic, and pacing. This is one is strongly recommended, and you should give it a read.

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9.0
Captain America (2017) #700

Apr 12, 2018

Captain America #700 lives up to the expectations one would have of such a landmark comic. The narrative is powerful and emotional while posing a unique struggle for Captain America. Waid and Samnee continue to show how much they understadn the character of Steve Rogers. As such, I can recommend it. Give it a read.

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5.5
Captain America (2017) #701

May 3, 2018

Captain America #701 is a lengthy setup for an underwhelming finale. While the book isnt quite bad, it comes dangerously close to becoming dull, and thats the worst thing a story can do. The artists turn in great work, and I can still recommend the book, but its not required reading.

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8.0
Captain America (2017) #702

May 18, 2018

Captain America #702 provides a stark improvement over the previous issue. The story takes more unique turns, Jack Rogers is allowed room to breathe as a character, and the art team contributes some great work. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Captain America (2017) #703

Jun 8, 2018

Captain America #703 is easily the best issue of this story arc and hopefully signals a turning point for the better in Mark Waid's final tale in the series. It's fast-paced, Jack Rogers has come into his own as a protagonist, and the artists contribute great work.

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4.0
Captain America (2017) #704

Jun 22, 2018

Captain America #704 is a disappointing finale to this last story arc of Mark Waids stint on the title. Its resolution is both disconcerting and unsatisfying, and Jack Rogers turns from a beleaguered father to someone who is a little too ready to subscribe to borderline xenophobia. This one doesnt earn a recommendation. Give it a pass.

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9.0
Captain America (2018) #2

Aug 4, 2018

Captain America #2 shows more promise and intrigue for the future of this book. Coates is showing the talent that made Black Panther one of Marvels powerhouse books once again, and Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, and Sunny Gho knock it out of the park on the visuals. This one comes strongly recommended. Give it a read.

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7.5
Captain America (2018) #3

Sep 8, 2018

Captain America #3 is another good issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates fledgling run on Steve Rogers comic. The story is interesting and has its finger on the pulse of the current socioeconomic situation in which the U.S finds itself, and the art is fantastic. This one comes with a recommendation. Check it out.

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6.0
Captain America: Sam Wilson #22

Jun 3, 2017

This is a decent comic. It's not among the best of the series, but it is functional and provides a character-driven, if depressing, read. Pick it up if you've been following the series, are a fan of Sam Wilson, or just want a peek into the everyday world of the Secret Empire.

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6.5
Captain America: Sam Wilson #24

Jul 29, 2017

Also, don't believe the cover. None of the rest of the Underground are in this comic at all.

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8.5
Captain Kronos #1

Oct 12, 2017

Thats Kronos: Vampire Hunter #1. Its a fun, gory, and engaging action/horror title. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I imagine many would. Give it a read.

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8.0
Captain Kronos #3

Dec 11, 2017

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter hits some bumps in the road, but it still comes out a good read in the end. The comic still has the dirty, gory, and high-energy vibe appropriate of its Hammer origins, the art is still solid throughout most of the comic, and Im left intrigued as to where this comic is headed. I can still easily recommend it, and you should definitely check out this issue.

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8.5
Captain Marvel (2017) #125

Oct 25, 2017

Captain Marvel #125 may not shake things up too much for Carol and Alpha Flight, but it is a good new beginning for the book. It relies a lot on whats been established, but its still moving in a new and compelling direction to keep both old and new readers engaged. This one gets a recommendation. Definitely give it a read.

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7.0
Captain Marvel (2017) #126

Nov 24, 2017

Captain Marvel #126 is a decent read. The premise is interesting. Nothing especially exciting or dramatic happens. We get to see Carol shoot down some ships, but we get that one fairly often anyway. If youre a Captain Marvel fan like me, you will probably get something out of it. Otherwise, itll probably just give you some mild entertainment. I do recommend it, but not strongly.

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8.0
Captain Marvel (2017) #127

Dec 30, 2017

Dark Origins takes a more entertaining turn with Captain Marvel #127. It plays with its premise better, the plot makes itself clearer, and the art continues to rock. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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4.5
Captain Marvel (2017) #128

Feb 2, 2018

Captain Marvel #128 has unfortunately brought Dark Origins to a grinding halt. Its the kind of misfire issue that makes the previous issues feel of lower quality because this is a part of what they were leading to. That being said, the conclusion of #129 still has a chance to redeem this arc, and the ending does promise some interesting developments. However, #128 is left feeling mediocre and aimless, unable to be saved by its solid art or charming characters and dialogue. I cant quite recommend this one. Check back next issue.

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5.0
Captain Marvel (2017) #129

Mar 1, 2018

It doesn't feel great to knock Carol Danvers at the beginning of her 50th Anniversary month. However, Captain Marvel #129 just isn't that good. It's not entirely bad, but it doesn't really connect either. I can recommend this to someone who is a diehard Carol Danvers fan like myself, but I can't see a reason for anyone outside of that group to read it.

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9.0
Catalyst Prime: Incidentals #5

Jan 6, 2018

Joe Casey has put something quite special together with Catalyst Prime: Incidentals. This is a likable cast of characters with a solid plot and fantastic artwork. This one definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a try.

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7.0
Catwoman (2018) #2

Aug 10, 2018

Catwoman #2 is a decent read. The opening fight and the quieter moments with Selina gel with ease, but the plot and villain are too vague and nondescript to be interesting yet. Hopefully that will change with subsequent issues. That said, the art is so good that I can still recommend this one. Feel free to check it out.

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7.0
Champions #9

Jun 11, 2017

Champions remains a delightfully consistent Marvel title. Champions #9is easily recommendable and makes for a good one-off story.

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8.5
Champions #10

Jul 8, 2017

This was a great issue; easily one of the better comics with the Secret Empire label on it. Like the most recent issue of Occupy Avengers, it gives the reader what they really want in a situation like this: heroes fighting the powers that be and the injustices they are committing. They are standing up for whats right in the face of tyranny. That seems like it should be more common during an event like this, but for some reason, it hasn't been.

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8.5
Champions #21

Jun 22, 2018

Champions #21 is a fun and action-packed issue with a compelling conflict with intriguing implications. This is an all-around strong issue giving the reader conflict and character, and Izaakse and Menyz do a good job on the art. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Champions #23

Aug 10, 2018

Champions #23 is an emotionally weighty and action-packed installment for this team of young heroes. They struggle to contain the Man-Thing while half the team is falling apart internally. Its a heavy-hitting issue, and I definitely recommend it. Check it out.

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7.0
Charismagic (2018) #2

Mar 16, 2018

Charismagic Vol. 3 #2 is a fun and high-energy read. Its not genre-defining or rising to the top of the comic industry, but not every book needs to do that. Some can just be enjoyable, and this book falls into that category. I can recommend it. Feel free to give it a try.

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3.5
Charlies Angels (2018) #1

Jun 29, 2018

Charlies Angels #1 is a nostalgia trap made for those who really miss the old series. I wont say that audience is invalid, but it doesnt accommodate anyone who would be interested in a genuinely fresh and interesting take on the comic like Dynamites own Nancy Drew #1, which came out a couple of weeks ago. I cant recommend Angels #1, as I genuinely find it unbearable. However, if you were a fan of the original series, you might find something worth enjoying in it.

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8.0
Clankillers #1

Jun 5, 2018

Clan Killers #1 is a darkly grabbing first issue to the upcoming AfterShock series. The premise is interesting, the characters are awful, tortured, yet engaging figures, and the artwork is near-perfect for its purpose in this story.

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8.5
Clankillers #2

Aug 11, 2018

Clankillers #2 follows the first issue with a strong second punch. Finola and Cillian are fun and mischievous protagonists trying to burn their brutal world to the ground while messing with vast magic forces they can scarcely comprehend. Its a great read and comes recommended. Check it out.

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9.0
Coda #1

May 4, 2018

Coda #1 invites you to a cruel and decaying world with a cynical and duplicitous hero. That said, Sir Hum is compelling and interesting, and the world seems like it could only get more engrossing from here. Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara knocked it out of the park with this comic. Give it a read.

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8.5
Coda #2

Jun 16, 2018

Coda #2 is an excellent follow-up to the first installments creative flourish, and it contrasts it in all the right ways. Hum is shown to be vulnerable and capable of failure as opposed to the dashing and clever rogue he appeared to be in the first comic. Plus, Bergara and Doig do a hell of a job on the art. This book comes recommended. Check it out.

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3.5
Cold Spots #1

Aug 26, 2018

Cold Spots #1 is a comic with a good premise and excellent atmosphere-building and an unlikable drain of a protagonist. I want to explore this world, but I cant do it with Kerr. Hes just too bad a lead. Its even more a shame considering how good Torress art and design work is in this book. Unfortunately, that leaves Im unable to recommend this comic. I suggest giving it a pass.

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7.5
Cold War (2018) #1

Jan 9, 2018

Problems with the characters and the art aside, Cold War #1 is still an intriguing book with a lot of cool ideas at its core. There is a cyperpunk corporate dystopia feel to it which works quite well with its premise. As such, I do recommend checking this one out. Its interesting, and youll likely have a good time reading it.

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6.0
Cold War (2018) #2

Feb 18, 2018

Cold War #2 takes a step forward in character but a step back in plot. Essentially, its in a similar place that Cold War #1 was in terms of overall quality. As such, Im still intrigued enough by to recommend it with some confidence, but it does need to decide where its going soon. In any case, feel free to give it a try.

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3.0
Cold War (2018) #3

Apr 14, 2018

Cold War #3 is a disappointing read, as it has plenty of potentially compelling leads that it wont give room to grow or develop organically. The art looks good on the surface, but the environments are a cluttered mess which are difficult to interpret. Unfortunately, this one misses the mark on getting a recommendation. Give it a pass.

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3.0
Cold War (2018) #4

May 14, 2018

Cold War #4 is a frustrating read. It has good ideas, but they are drowned in the method of their own delivery. The pacing is abysmal, the visuals are opaque in terms of clarity, and the heart of its mystery is threatening to be disappointingly conventional given the creativity of many of the comics ideas. This one doesnt earn a recommendation. Give it a pass.

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7.0
Conan: The Slayer #9

Jun 4, 2017

That being said, Conan the Slayer provides largely compelling reading. The main character is fun, the art is gorgeous, and the mystery of the city is interesting for the most part. If barbarians, swords, and sorcery are your thing, check this one out.

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5.0
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Jul 5, 2018

I didnt hate Cosmic Ghost Rider #1, but I was never engaged either. The comedy isnt that funny, the stakes arent gripping, and the art is the only thing that reaches the level of functional. Its not bad, mind you. Its just a bland book. I cant recommend it, but its probably not the worst thing you could read this week if you must have it.

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8.0
Cosmo #2

Feb 7, 2018

Cosmo is a fun and high-energy read well suited for its young target audience. It has a lot of charm, its funny, and it doesnt feel particularly dumbed down. The art is solid to boot, and I can recommend this to anyone looking for a good comic for their child. Feel free to buy it for them.

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7.5
Coyotes #3

Jan 14, 2018

Coyotes is a charming and fast-moving read. Its characters and world are very unique, and it stays engaging in spite of its flaws. The art brings a lot of personality and energy of its own, and I recommend the comic. Give it a try.

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9.5
Crosswind #5

Nov 7, 2017

Crosswind #5 is a great, funny, and high-octane read. The characters are lovable, the artwork is rock-solid, and the plot is intriguing. Gail Simone and Cat Staggs put forward some of their best work here, and I cannot recommend it enough. Pick it up.

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8.5
Crowded #1

Aug 28, 2018

Crowded #1 is a clever, mostly fast-moving, and entertaining skewering of crowdfunding, freelance work applications, and the potential nightmare those things could entail. Sebela, Stein, Brandt, and Farrell do some great work here, and the book earns itself a recommendation. Check it out.

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3.5
Crude #1

Apr 13, 2018

Crude #1 is a story with a lot of promise but hobbled execution. The story, characters, and order of events are all muddled beyond reason, and you will likely leave the comic frustrated and with more questions than when you began reading it. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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7.0
Crude #2

May 14, 2018

Crude #2 still has a few problems, but its far better than the inaugural issue. The story is more coherent, the action is more compelling, and we have more focus to propel the plot forward. Brown and Loughridge do solid work on the visuals too. This one gets a recommendation, even if it isnt required reading. Feel free to check it out Wednesday.

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4.0
Cyber Force (2018) #1

Mar 30, 2018

Cyber Force #1 isnt a horrible comic, but its not good either. All its ideas are bog-standard for the subgenre it inhabits, and it bores as a result. Solid artwork cant save a bland story. Give this one a pass.

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3.0
Cyber Spectre #1

May 5, 2018

Cyber Spectre #1 has potential, but that potential is ignored by a comic that relies too much on the clichs of cyberpunk dystopian fiction and a main character who is all attitude but no personality. Unfortunately, this book doesnt earn a recommendation.

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8.0
Cyborg (2016) #14

Jul 9, 2017

This one gets a recommendation. Its a fun read, the characters are likable, and the story has a good amount 80s techno-futurism to keep the reader interested. Give this one a try.

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6.0
Cyborg (2016) #21

Apr 5, 2018

Cyborg #21 isnt a bad book. Its cohesive, paced well, and has good artwork. However, it never grabs me and feels like a retread of other Vic Stone stories that never grabbed me either. Unfortunately, DC still doesnt seem to know what it wants to do with this great character, even if Christopher Priest is doing some interesting things with the character in Justice League, and Vics bit in Metal was pretty cool. In any case, I can recommend this one if your dying for some solo Vic Stone content, but its not required reading.

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3.5
Cyborg (2016) #22

May 4, 2018

Cyborg #22 is another disappointing entry for a character who really is one of my favorite DC characters. I want to see him given a fleshed-out identity, more agency, and interesting villains to face. Hes rarely granted those things, and this issue is no different. I cant recommend it. Give it a pass.

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7.0
Damage #1

Dec 31, 2017

Damage looks like it could be interesting. The first issue doesnt have me especially optimistic, but Im not ready to write it off either. I can recommend trying it for sure, though, and you should feel free to check it out.

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5.0
Damage #2

Feb 6, 2018

Damage #2 is an underwhelming read. Elvis Avery receives little characterization compared to the likes of Silencer or Sideways in their respective opening issues. Daniels artwork is solid, and the Suicide Squad fight is enjoyable. I cant recommend this comic, but I cant tell you to avoid it either. If what I explained sounded cool to you, then feel free to try it. However, it is far from required reading.

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6.0
Damnation: Johnny Blaze - Ghost Rider #1

Mar 29, 2018

Johnny Blaze: Ghost Rider #1 is a decent read. The action is fun, but its spread out and unfocused. Its nice seeing a comic focus on Johnny Blaze once again, and this is probably the most were going to get of him for a while yet. Plus, Notos art is gorgeous. I can recommend this one, even if I wouldnt call it necessary reading. However, if you like the Ghost Rider, youll almost certainly get some enjoyment out of it.

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8.5
Daredevil (2015) #21

Jun 11, 2017

Daredevil is still a Marvel staple that has helped maintain hold together its stable of titles. Charles Soule and Goran Sudzuka are a good team, and hopefully the hits will keep on coming. Pick this one up.

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6.5
Daredevil (2015) #23

Jul 8, 2017

This comic was decent. It didnt add much to the overall plot, but it did bring in a neat little team-up with a rocking, if short, fight between Tombstone and She-Hulk. Give this a read if youre a fan of the Man Without Fear or the Savage She-Hulk.

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8.5
Daredevil (2015) #24

Jul 24, 2017

Give this comic a chance next time youre at a shop. Daredevil is one of Marvels greatest characters, and Soule is doing him some justice with a unique story. With a good artistic team of Morgan and Milla, this is a rock-solid comic deserving of a read.

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7.5
Daredevil (2015) #25

Aug 26, 2017

This was definitely an interesting comic, and it does promise a new era for the Man Without Fear. I think this was a good waypoint, a touchstone, for Daredevil, and I look forward to what Soule has in mind next for Matt Murdock. Daredevil #25 does earn a recommendation, and its ambition didnt fail it even if it took some shaky chances.

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9.0
Daredevil (2015) #26

Sep 6, 2017

This is a really good starting position for the next story arc of Daredevil. The setup is great, the story is fun while still very macabre, and Ron Garneys artwork is fantastic. Give this one a read.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #27

Oct 15, 2017

While I cant say this was the most exciting or interesting issue of Charles Soules Daredevil, I can say that this comic never left me bored or dissatisfied. Fleshing out Blindspot is a good idea, and this is an engaging story arc. Garneys artwork helps elevate the book, as it is visually stunning. This comic does earn a recommendation in the end, and I do advise that you read it.

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7.0
Daredevil (2015) #28

Oct 27, 2017

In the end, the comic was still enjoyable, and it had a lot of positives. However, its central fixture, the character arc of Blindspot, results in a lackluster climax and plot flow. I do recommend it, but quite tentatively. If youre a fan of Daredevil and the work of Soule and Garney, its still fairly enjoyable. If that describes you, pick it up.

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8.5
Daredevil (2015) #595

Nov 10, 2017

Despite the hang-ups Marvels recent stories bring to the context of this issue, Daredevil #595 is a great read and the start of an enticing new arc for the Man Without Fear. The beginning of Mayor Fisk establishes the premise well and lays on the tension in large servings. I highly recommend this one; give it a read.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #596

Dec 16, 2017

Despite having a fairly succinct plot, Daredevil #596 is a compelling chapter in the saga of the Man Without Fear. He is being chased and brought low by his worst enemy, and now that enemy has the law on his side. Mayor Fisk is showing itself to be a promising arc for Matt Murdock, and I look forward to what follows. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Daredevil (2015) #597

Jan 12, 2018

Daredevil #597 takes a true-crime approach to the Mayor Fisk art not unlike the first season of the Netflix series. Its a slow boil, but things are tense. The story is engaging, and it has me eager to read the upcoming issues. This one is definitely recommended. Give it a read.

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9.5
Daredevil (2015) #598

Feb 8, 2018

Daredevil #598 is a gloriously horrific installment to Hornhead's series. With its noir-by-way-of-a-horror-movie pacing, an enthralling plot, and wonderful artwork by Garney and Milla, this comic becomes an easy recommendation for those with the stomach for it. Give it a read.

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9.0
Daredevil (2015) #599

Feb 25, 2018

Daredevil #599 sets up for the next landmark issue while being a compelling read in its own right. Soule and Garney continue to make Daredevil one of the stronger Marvel books on the stands, and this issue comes strongly recommended. Give it a read.

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8.5
Daredevil (2015) #600

Mar 29, 2018

Daredevil #600 is another excellent issue in Charles Soules run of the series. The lack of a complete ending does detract from the book, but the overall story is often fun, at times intense, and always compelling. The B-story is a nice little love letter to Matts best friend, and the overall comic earns itself a strong recommendation, even if the $5.99 price tag is frustrating. Give it a read.

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8.5
Daredevil (2015) #601

Apr 20, 2018

Daredevil #601 brings us some fun with Mayor Murdock and advances the story of DD #600 in an interesting fashion. It does appear to be in a hurry to reestablish the status quo, but its still an enjoyable comic with great artwork thanks to Henderson and Milla. This one gets another recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Daredevil (2015) #602

May 18, 2018

Daredevil #702 doesnt go much farther in this Hand story, but the issue is a lot of fun regardless. Matt gets to be a cocky mayor, Foggy gets to be beleaguered, and Hand ninjas get punched. This book earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Daredevil (2015) #603

May 31, 2018

Daredevil #603 is a fairly slow issue without some of the edges recent issues of the series have had, but it is still a fairly enjoyable comic. Charles Soule has made this run of the series his own and remade it a few times since then, and its been a while since an issue has underperformed. This one doesnt break that streak, and I can recommend it as a result. Pick it up.

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7.5
Daredevil (2015) #606

Aug 10, 2018

Daredevil #606 may be built on some less-than-optimal storytelling, but the issue itself holds together well. We get to see Matty tangling with Hammerhead and nail guns, and we get to see the return of some solid characters from Soules own Inhumans titles. This one is worth a read. Check it out.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #607

Aug 25, 2018

Daredevil #607 is an unexpected but not unwelcome digression for Charles Soules book. We are returning to an old Matt Murdock cover in a new and almost unnerving way. Mix that with wonderful work from artist Phil Noto, and you have a book well worth recommending. Check it out.

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6.5
Daredevil (2015) Annual #1

Aug 29, 2018

Daredevil Annual #1 isnt anything special, but its nice to see Matt Murdock and Misty Knight teaming up again. The story is fine, the dialogue is solid, and the artwork is good. Its not what I would call a must-buyespecially at the $4.99 price tagbut its worth a soft recommendation. If youre a DD or Misty Knight, feel free to check it out.

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6.5
Dark Ark #3

Nov 21, 2017

Despite its myriad of flaws, I cant say to outright avoid Dark Ark. It does have a number of positives from the premise itself to the stalwart sorcerer Shrae. It just needs to play more towards its own strengths. The murder mystery element isnt bad, but the story wanted a scenario which doesnt feel organic in the setting. In any case, feel free to try this one if it sounds up your alley. I can recommend it, but, if the premise itself doesnt spark some interest, you should likely steer clear.

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6.5
Dark Ark #4

Dec 18, 2017

Dark Ark #4 is a fun read with some interesting characters. Shrae and Kruul do a lot for the book with their respective gravitas. The art is rough and visually confusing, even if it does have some decent panels scattered throughout. Unfortunately, the art is dire enough that my recommendation of this book is tentative. If you can look past the aesthetic mess for the fun occult themes, then I can recommend it to you. Bear this in mind should you run across it at your local comic shop.

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8.0
Dark Ark #5

Feb 3, 2018

Dark Ark #5 closes out the first volume of the story with a divine warning of the tightrope Shrae walks. He took a sinister lifeline that could be cut should the forces of Heaven ever discover his actions, and he is no saint for taking that line in the beginning. Its an absorbing tale and one that earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.0
Dark Days: The Casting #1

Jul 13, 2017

All-in-all,Dark Days: The Castingwasnt genuinely bad like The Forge. Its story was more focused, the art didnt hop around as badly, and it introduced some interesting character moments and plot details. If youre into this story or are a die-hard Batman fan, this is for you. If you have any distaste for the character, it will probably only make that worse.

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3.5
Dark Days: The Forge #1

Jun 17, 2017

As previously stated, I am very aware that this book has already received a lot of praise from a lot of people. I take no umbrage with that. However, reading it, for me personally, was an arduous and frustrating task. It didn't work on any level, and it left me beyond unsatisfied and with no initiative to dive deeper into its perfunctory mystery. I cannot do anything but recommend passing on it.

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8.0
Dark Frontier #1

Mar 31, 2018

Its hard to find information about this book, so Im entirely sure if its available yet. If it is, Im not sure where you can purchase it. I will update this article later with that information once I have it.

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6.0
Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

Feb 17, 2018

It's definitely not the best thing called Wild Hunt I've ever read/played.

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7.0
Dark Nights: Metal #1

Aug 16, 2017

So yeah, Dark Nights: Metal #1 was actually pretty solid. I enjoyed it far more than its preamble issues, and it finally clicked for me. Im fairly interested in whats to come. Feel free to grab this one when you see it.

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8.5
Dark Nights: Metal #2

Sep 14, 2017

This is a ridiculous story built on some crazy conceits, and it's finally coming together after the questionable Forge and Casting comics. I recommend this comic. Give it a read.

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8.0
Dark Nights: Metal #3

Oct 13, 2017

This was still a solid issue. It didnt have me as perpetually excited as Metal #2, but it is still really good. I recommend it and look forward to the next issuewhich is two months for some reason. Hopefully the admittedly excellent one-shots will hold me off until then.

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6.5
Dark Nights: Metal #4

Dec 22, 2017

Dark Nights: Metal #4 isnt a bad issue, and it give some intriguing new angles to the plot. Plus, the artistic team is still quite good. However, it doesnt advance much, and it is, overall, a little underwhelming. I can recommend it to those who have been following this story (which I would imagine is the vast majority of people who would buy it anyway), but it isnt as exciting or gripping as the previous three issues.

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9.0
Dark Nights: Metal #5

Feb 1, 2018

Dark Nights: Metal #5 may very well be the most exciting issue of the series. Its story is gripping, its characters are engaging, and the art is darkly beautiful. This one gets a strong recommendation, and you should give it a read.

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8.0
Dark Nights: Metal #6

Mar 29, 2018

Dark Nights: Metal #6 is a messy, extravagant, and highly entertaining finale to this miniseries from Snyder, Capullo, and company. It is flawed, but its strengths far outweigh its weaknesses. I had a lot of fun reading it, and most with even a passing appreciation of DC Comics will too. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Dark Souls: The Age of Fire #1

May 27, 2018

Dark Souls: Age of Fire #1 is an interesting and darkly gorgeous introduction to this story set in the famed age of the gods. The main character is an interesting figure, and the conflict holds a lot of promise. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Dark Souls: The Age of Fire #3

Jul 29, 2018

Dark Souls: Age of Fire #3 is a solid read, even if it does highlight some of the flaws in the story. The scope is too narrow considering the events its expanding upon. It seems willing to hold much of the mystique of the Dark Souls canon while still trying to add a new part and additional information to it. Thats a good idea, but it still feels restrained. That said, it still has enough good going on with the artwork and characters to justify a read, and I can recommend it.

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7.5
Darkhawk (2017) #51

Nov 29, 2017

Believe it or not, I do still recommend this comic. My criticisms werent enough to sink the comic for me; they only made this a little underwhelming as a one-shot. It clashes against the framework of its presentation, but the story is still functional and engaging. Plus, Walker and Tartaglia turn in some great work here. Give it a read. This would make for a great series if it can take off.

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8.5
Darkseid Special #1

Aug 30, 2017

Darkseid #1 brings another great add-on to the mythos of Kirby characters with a balance of charm and grit. Its a damn fine read, and it gets a recommendation from me. Go pick it up.

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9.5
Days of Hate #1

Jan 18, 2018

Days of Hate #1 is one of the most relevant comics Ive read as of late, and Im someone who quite enjoys a topical comic. Its an only slightly twisted vision of the current state of the U.S, and its all the more unnerving for it. This is a powerful opening salvo, and I definitely recommend it. Give it a read.

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9.0
Days of Hate #2

Mar 3, 2018

Days of Hate #2 is another unnerving installment to the series. Kot is just beginning to dissect the cultural zeitgeist of America at this point in time, and I find myself both excited and nervous about what he will next bring to life through the talented Zezelj and Bellaire. In any case, this comic comes highly recommended. Check it out.

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9.5
Days of Hate #3

Mar 30, 2018

The third installment of Days of Hate continues to give you the picture of its ugly, complex, pseudo-apocalyptic world. The characters are often cruel, their actions are questionable, and their motives are muddy. This is a viscerally compelling book, and Ales Kot and company have created something darkly beautiful with it. This one gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.0
Days of Hate #4

Apr 29, 2018

Days of Hate #4 is threatening to drain its good will and tension by losing its scope and allegorical drive on near-mundane interpersonal drama. I know a pseudo-fascist national security agent isnt exactly a mundane thing, but his threatening edge is being lost, even if this issue is primarily an intimidation tactic of his. In any case, I can still recommend this comic for the visuals and how well its story is told, but I wouldnt call it required reading. Hopefully this series will pick up soon.

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8.5
Days of Hate #5

May 27, 2018

Days of Hate #4 reinstates my faith in the Ales Kot-written series and its focus on delivering a shocking and honest tale of revolution and an oppressive state brought about by complacency and xenophobia. This is a wonderful comic, and I highly recommend this installment to those who have the stomach for such content. Give it a read if you can.

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7.5
Days of Hate #7

Aug 28, 2018

Days of Hate #7 is another good issue of the Ales Kot story, but it highlights some problems which I had hoped would be ironed out by this point. I can still recommend the comic with ease, as it is a harrowing and effecting experience. Feel free to check it out.

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8.0
Dazzler: X-Song #1

Jun 7, 2018

Dazzler: X-Song #1 is an excellent self-contained story centering around the ever-lovable Allison Blaire of the X-Men. The themes are interesting, the characters that are supposed to be likable succeed in being so, and the art looks great.

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8.5
DC Nation (2018) #0

May 2, 2018

DC Nation #0 provides three stories that range from dull to genuinely engaging. As I said, the Batman and No Justice stories worked well to get me genuinely excited for their upcoming stories. The Man of Steel prologue was just dull, and it makes me worried for the miniseries. The art holds together well throughout with talent like Clay Mann, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, and Jorge Jimenez. Plus, at the low, low price of free on digital and $0.25 in print, its hard to not recommend some genuinely good comic reading, even if its mixed in with some more underwhelming fair. As such, you should definitely pick this one up.

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3.0
Dead of Winter #4

Nov 13, 2017

I dont feel great eviscerating a comic like this, but, frankly, it doesnt work on almost any level. The finale to it, without spoiling anything, is a rather manipulative play on readers emotions, and it feels very hollow. The tone is so all over the place that Im not sure what the intent of the comic was. Steer clear of this one. Even if you are a fan of the tabletop game, its still not worth a read.

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4.0
Deadlife #1

Aug 7, 2018

Dead Life #1 is a disappointing read. The story is competently told and structured well; its just that it follows a strict zombie movie playbook that leaves it quite dull and predictable. Unfortunately, this one doesnt earn a recommendation.

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8.0
Deadly Class #34

May 28, 2018

Deadly Class #34 was an intimidating but ultimately rewarding introductory issue for the readers. Without further research, one may not get a solid understanding of the plot, but the recap does help clarify some of it. In any case, I wouldnt recommend this as your first Deadly Class issue, I recommend it to those who follow the series and checking out this title.

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4.5
Deadman (2017) #1

Nov 2, 2017

Unfortunately, the strong artwork of Neil Adams doesnt make up for how impossible it is to piece the story together. Even if one can interpret something from this reading, it is a shallow tale at best. Despite an appreciation for both Adams and Deadman, I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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4.0
Death Of The Inhumans #1

Jul 5, 2018

Death of the Inhumans #1 is a very poorly-handled rending of the Inhumans oeuvre. The characters are slaughtered with little fanfare. There is no build-up or payoff, and its more frustrating than heartbreaking. The art is good, but it doesnt salvage the painfully thin script. Vox looks cool, but thats the best that can be said for this book. Give it a pass.

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8.5
Death Of The Inhumans #2

Aug 5, 2018

Death of the Inhumans #2 almost makes up for the cynical massacre that was the first issue. The Inhumans fight back, Black Bolt does his Black Bolt thing, and the art looks great. I can recommend this one pretty strongly. Check it out.

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9.5
Death or Glory #1

May 4, 2018

Death or Glory #1 is one of the most exciting and engaging introductory issues to a comic Ive read in some time, rivalled only by the likes Infidel, Exiles, and Terrifics. Rick Remender and Bengal have knocked it out of the park, and I cant recommend this comic enough. Give it a read.

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9.0
Death or Glory #4

Aug 28, 2018

Death or Glory #4 is yet another fantastic issue in this Rick Remender series. The action is insane and gripping, the characters are compelling, and Bengals art is top-notch. This one definitely earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #22

Aug 5, 2017

Deathstroke is quickly becoming one of my favorite DC titles. It is interesting, the story is often layered very well, and Deathstroke is one of the more fascinating anti-heroes of either of the Big Two. The Defiance team genuinely has me guessing as to where Deathstroke and legendary writer Christopher Priest are going with this. Give this one a read.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #23

Sep 11, 2017

Deathstroke #23 is a great continuation to an already fantastic series. It builds character, maintains tension, and is paced better than most comic books. I dig the hell out of it, and I think many others will too. Pick this one up.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #24

Oct 10, 2017

Deathstroke continues to be an intriguing and thought-provoking book. With an intentionally perplexing lead in Slade and a relatable pseudo-guest star in Kid Flash, #24 is another issue worthy of your time and money. Pick it up.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #25

Nov 6, 2017

It even gives you extra story at no up-charge, and that alone deserves a reward.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #26

Dec 11, 2017

Deathstroke #26 is another stellar issue in Priest and Nevess series. Despite some slow parts, in manages to hold my attention and keep me firmly engaged in the goings-on of the plot. The conflict between Isherwood and Slade should be an interesting drama, and Im left excited for the next issue. I definitely recommend this one. Check it out.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #27

Jan 8, 2018

Deathstroke has managed to keep Defiance going for a while, and its remained compelling by keeping the reader guessing, the characters engaging, and the story interesting. Priest, Neves, Paz, and Cox have a real gem here, and I certainly recommend this book. Give it a read.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #28

Feb 8, 2018

Deathstroke #28 finds Slade returning to his morally questionable activities, and it's almost refreshing to watch this ruthless man continue his work. Priest continues to show his firm control on this title, and the art team of Neves, Scott, and Cox bring quality art to coincide. This is a great series, and I highly recommend reading it. Check it out.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #29

Mar 8, 2018

Deathstroke #29 is another solid issue in the series. It seems to aim for a concluding installment, but this primarily shows that Slade has gotten himself into a mess that even he may not be able to conquer. Mix this with solid artwork, and you have a comic that I can easily recommend. Give it a read.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #30

Apr 3, 2018

Deathstroke #30 begins Deathstroke vs Batman with a high-impact and gorgeous issue by Priest, Pagulayan, Cox, and Paz. This arc looks like it will be just as great as we all hoped. This issue gets a strong recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #31

May 3, 2018

Deathstroke #31 continues the explosive beginning of Deathstroke vs Batman with an action-packed issue that shows the various ways these two men can and, possibly will, destroy one another. The artistic team contribute some phenomenal work to this book, and the overall product follows up on the previous installment excellently. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #32

Jun 9, 2018

Deathstroke #32 is another action-packed and absorbing installment of the mercenarys battle against the Dark Knight. While the flashback sequence is far less exciting, it doesnt feel like a waste of time at any point. Plus, the battle itself is grabbing enough to make up for any lulls. The artwork is awesome to boot, and the comic earns yet another recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #34

Aug 6, 2018

Deathstroke #34 is the showdown Ive been waiting for, and the fight delivers in spades. More than half of the comic is Slade Wilson and Bruce Wayne trying to kill each other, and the art team of Pagulayan, Scott, Paz, and Cox do some gorgeous work here. This comic comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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7.0
Deathstroke (2016) #35

Sep 11, 2018

Deathstroke #35 is a strong but slightly underwhelming finale to the otherwise great Deathstroke vs. Batman story. The comic doubles back on some of the bolder and engaging details of the story, but this issue still presents the rivalry between Slade and Bruce in an engaging manner. Plus, the artwork is great. As such, it is still worth a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) Annual #1

Feb 2, 2018

Deathstroke Annual #1 brings a satisfying and aptly dark conclusion to the Defiance arc. The comic provides more insight into Slades psyche, and the other members of the team make their own dramatic choices. The art team puts in some solid work to boot, and this comic gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.5
Deep Roots #1

Apr 29, 2018

Deep Roots #1 is a flawed yet engaging sci-fi/fantasy read. The narrative is a little unfocused, but, when it works, it works well. The art of Rodrigues and Farrell is where the book shines its brightest, and thats what pushes it over into recommendation territory. Check it out.

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8.0
Deep Roots #2

Jun 27, 2018

Deep Roots #2 is a strong follow-up to the opening of this Vault Comics series. We have main characters to follow, enticing artwork to study, and a strange yet intriguing plot to engage with. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.5
Defenders (2017) #1

Jun 6, 2017

The action is non-stop but paced well. The characters are lovable, and the art is fantastic. Pick this one up when it comes out.

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9.0
Defenders (2017) #2

Jul 2, 2017

This is quickly becoming one of Marvels best comics on the stand. The dialogue is witty, the characters are well represented, and the action is fast and frequent. The pacing does make the comic feel like it comes and goes fairly quickly, but that aside, it is well worth your time and money. Its a fantastic read.

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9.5
Defenders (2017) #6

Oct 17, 2017

So, maybe my opinion doesnt really differ all that much from Joe Glass, but its worth reiterating how good this comic is. Its really good and one of Marvels best comics. This one is doubly recommended, give it a read.

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9.5
Defenders (2017) #7

Nov 18, 2017

Defenders #7 hits with a bullseye. Between the fights, the conflict, and the villains, it is a fantastic read and one of the best single issues Ive read in some time. I cannot recommend this one enough. Pick it up.

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9.0
Defenders (2017) #8

Dec 28, 2017

Defenders #8 is another fantastic installment to an already great series. The tension is heavy, the stakes are high, the characters are great, and the art is incredible. This one is highly recommended. Give it a read.

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10
Defenders (2017) #9

Feb 2, 2018

Sometimes, a comic just fires on all cylinders, and its hard to go too in-depth on how it works without taking the fun out of it. In short, the characters are charming and engaging, the action is thrilling, and the art is fantastic. Defenders #9 definitely gets a review. Give this one a read.

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8.5
Defenders (2017) #10

Feb 22, 2018

Defenders #10 isn't the tightest wrap-up to a comic series, but it is an upbeat and still satisfying conclusion. It's not as good as last issue, but it still closes out the book in a distinctly Bendis fashion. Marquez and Ponsor keep the book looking great throughout the finale, and I can easily recommend it.

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6.0
Dejah Thoris (2018) #2

Mar 7, 2018

Dejah Thoris #2 is a decently fun sci-fi/fantasy action comic. While the lead character is drowned out by the supporting cast, there is still some enjoyment to be had in watching Martians fight a giant white ape. I can recommend it to fans of the franchise and anyone who is out for a bit of fun. Feel free to try it.

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4.0
Delta 13 #1

May 27, 2018

Delta 13 #1 is not a good start to this series. It leaves breadcrumbs that could lead to interesting places, but the pacing, at-times inorganic dialogue, characterization, and art all fall just short of being good. Its not unbearable, but it is a struggle to even call it passable. As such, I cant recommend this comic. Give it a pass.

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2.0
Delta 13 #2

Jun 24, 2018

Delta 13 #2 doesnt improve on the disappointing first issue. The characters are dull, the story is lacking energy, and the art is badly undercooked. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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9.0
Dept. H #24

Mar 26, 2018

The ending of Matt Kindts Dept. H is an atmospheric, emotional, and thoughtful conclusion to the long-lived series. The lead character is compelling, her ponderances and motivations are interesting, and the art of Matt and Sharlene Kindt is near-perfect for the story being told. This one is highly recommended. Check it out.

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8.0
Descender #30

Jun 1, 2018

Descender #30 is an approachable and intriguing sci-fi tale of war and the right to live. The plot seems thick and would likely take time to completely parcel out, but, if intergalactic war and sci-fi is your jam (it generally is for me), this one is likely worth your time. Feel free to give it a try. This issue will probably hook you.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #968

Nov 9, 2017

Detective Comics #968 is a strong finish for the comics latest story arc. Tim Drake is a great protagonist, and Im glad he gets the spotlight this issue. The story is tense and emotional, and the art is damn good. I recommend this one; give it a read.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #972

Jan 12, 2018

Detective Comics #972 begins shattering the Belfry team, and it looks like it may never be able to recover. Its a compelling and heartbreaking tale, and its worth a read. I definitely recommend it.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #973

Jan 27, 2018

Detective Comics #973 is a strong finish for an intriguing arc. It makes for a tragic tale of fear, anger, and distrust. Tynion, Merino, and Wright do some fine work here, and you should definitely check it out. I highly recommend it.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #974

Feb 17, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #974 is a rough and emotional ride in the aftermath of Clayfaces death. You are able to see all sides of the ensuing conflict, and its sad to see a character like this go. This one is definitely recommended. Give it a read.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #975

Mar 2, 2018

Detective Comics #975 is another impactful issue of the series meant to make you question what you know about Batmans thought process and motivations. It sets him opposed to one of the only remaining blood relatives he has, and it drags his family into the fray. This book comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #976

Mar 15, 2018

Detective Comics #976 is another dark yet absorbing entry into this series. Tynion is raising the stakes as his run nears its conclusion, and the past few installments have been especially good. This one comes highly recommended. Check it out.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #977

Mar 29, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #977 continues to up the ante on this story, introducing more dangers and threats lurking in the shadows of the Colony and Gotham itself. The artistic team, despite being oddly large for a comic such as this, puts in great work. Detective Comics gets another recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #978

Apr 12, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #978 isnt among the stronger issues of the series, but it is enjoyable nonetheless. Omacs return and the uneasy alliance being forced between Batman and the Colony set up for a promising finale from Tynions Detective Comic series. This one still earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #979

Apr 28, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #979 doesnt advance the story very far, but the drama between Red Robin and Ulysses keeps the overall book compelling. Briones and Kaliszs artwork is quite solid to boot, and the book earns a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #980

May 10, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #980 is a solid continuation to Batmen Eternal, and it spotlights Spoiler and Orphan more than recent issues. The story is interesting and connects to some other DC lore in a surprising way. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #981

May 26, 2018

Detective Comics #981 brings a touching, satisfying, and visually stunning end to James Tynions saga of the Gotham Knights and the Belfry. Each character gets a conclusion, and its far more uplifting than one may expect from a Batman-centric title. This one earns a recommendation for sure. Give it a read.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #982

Jun 14, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #982 leaves me less heartbroken over James Tynion IV's departure from the title. While Tynion did incredible things with the Detective Comics title, Michael Moreci crafted something unique and enthralling with this one-off tale. Hopefully Bryan Hill can do something just as impressive when he joins the title.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #983

Jun 28, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #983 begins to form the new Outsiders team in a very Batman fashion while bringing Black Lightning into the fold. Jefferson is represented well, the storytelling is tight and focused, and the art looks great. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #984

Jul 12, 2018

Detective Comics #984 continues the build-up to the Outsiders with an interesting new villain and an already tense relationship between Batman and Black Lightning. Mix this with some great artwork, and you have a book well worth recommending. Check it out.

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6.5
Detective Comics (2016) #985

Jul 27, 2018

Detective Comics #985 isnt bad. In fact, some of its scenes are memorable through their own macabre nature. That said, not a whole lot happens here, and it certainly isnt among the better issues of this comic since its Rebirth relaunch. I can still recommend it though, so feel free to check it out.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #986

Aug 9, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #986 brings this first part of its Outsiders story to a solid close. The big action sequence is nice, Black Lightning, Batman, and Orphan each get to have moments of badassery, and Briones and Lucas contribute great artwork. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #987

Aug 24, 2018

Batman: Detective Comics #987 finishes out this new Outsiders origin with on a high note, giving a good story of Batmans mistakes and his attempts at rectifying them. Im excited to see what is done with the Outsiders team soon, and this book earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #1

Feb 1, 2018

Detective Comics Annual #1 presents a compelling origin story for one of Batmans best rogues. It looks at Clayface with a sympathetic eye while not absolving him of his mistakes. Its an emotional tell that flows with very few hitches. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #1

Mar 6, 2018

Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #1 promises to be an emotional and conflicted tale of classic heroism and how it all looks after hanging up the suit. This is a very strong opener, and Jeff Lemire seems to be only getting started. This one is strongly recommended. Check it out.

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9.0
Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2

Apr 6, 2018

Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2 is a solemn and heartbreaking tale of a father who left his son to be a superhero, and Jeff Lemires writing nails the right beats and emotional notes to make it all work like a charm. Fiamura and Stewart bring visual heft to the artistic side of things to boot. This one comes highly recommended. Check it out.

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9.5
Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #4

Jun 10, 2018

Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #4 is the as close as possible to the perfect ending to this miniseries. It was sincere, genuine, heartfelt, and emotionally complex. The ending is understated yet meaningful. The art brings it all to life in a manner deserving of the narrative skill of the story. Jeff Lemire, Max Fiamura, and Dave Stewart knocked it out of the park on this one. This comic comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #21

Jun 3, 2017

It was a weird, funny, and action-packed tale. It shows a lot of promise for the future of Stephen Strange, and it is definitely recommended.

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4.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #23

Jul 24, 2017

Its not fun tearing into a book like this with a talented team and a track record for being really good. Hopeless last issue of Doctor Strange had some of the same problems as this one, but they were downplayed and not as damaging. Here, those problems are amped up and fatal. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this comic.

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7.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #24

Aug 26, 2017

Is this the most brilliant or impressive issue of Doctor Strange? No. As much as a I love much of Dennis Hopelessswork, like Spider Woman, Im not sure hes presented an issue that is as good as Aarons Doctor Strange yet. However, this was still a fun read, and it is probably the best of Hopelesss work on the title. This one manages to nail a recommendation. Give it a try.

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9.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #25

Sep 21, 2017

Despite my annoyance with the price tag, this is one of the best issues of Doctor Strange Ive read in a while. With an intriguing plot, character depth, and great artwork, this comic won me over very quickly. Give it a read.

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9.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #26

Oct 23, 2017

Doctor Strange looks to be back on track under Barber and Henrichon. The two put together a great comic book, and its one I can easily recommend. Give it a read.

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8.5
Doctor Strange (2015) #381

Nov 15, 2017

With Loki taking on the title of Sorcerer Supreme, the future of Strange is in the air, and I look forward to seeing how this proceeds and resolves. While it may not be what I wanted from the Marvel Legacy relaunch (or whatever) of Doctor Strange, it is an engaging read. I can easily give it a recommendation, so check it out.

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8.5
Doctor Strange (2015) #382

Dec 11, 2017

Doctor Strange #382 continues to show that Donny Cates has a great handling on the saga of Stephen Strange. Its intriguing, compelling, and has a lot of solid character drama. He thoroughly understands the mind of Stephen Strange, and Walta and Bellaire bring it to brilliant visual life. This one gets a strong recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #383

Dec 23, 2017

Doctor Strange #383 is a compelling and interesting continuation to the Loki: Sorcerer Supreme story. It takes some interesting turns, and we get to see Stephen Strange take some ever-more irresponsible risks. It is a great read with solid artwork, and I definitely recommend it. Give it a read.

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9.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #384

Jan 22, 2018

Doctor Strange #384 is a fun start to the battle of Strange vs. Loki. It takes some wild twists and turns, and the next issue looks to only be better based on the finale to this one. I highly recommend this one. Cates, Walta, and Bellaire are a powerful team. Pick it up.

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9.5
Doctor Strange (2015) #385

Feb 18, 2018

Doctor Strange under Cates, Walta, and Bellaire is becoming one of Marvels strongest books once again. With a great narrative full of arrogant yet well-meaning protagonists, it has been providing a consistently absorbing, fun, and visually creative experience for these past few issues. Hopefully that will continue through Damnation. In any case, this issue comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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5.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #386

Mar 1, 2018

Doctor Strange #386 was not the right way to follow up Damnation #1. Strange still looks oblivious and/or apathetic to what Las Vegas is suffering because of his hubris. There are laughs to be had, but they feel unearned. Henrichon makes the book visually stunning, but the narrative doesn't earn that either. I can't recommend this one, and that's sad.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #387

Mar 15, 2018

Doctor Strange #387 (along with Damnation #2) give me some hope for the rest of this story. It shows some acknowledgement that Strange wasnt inherently correct in his actions, and it adequately punishes the Sorcerer Supreme for his titanic ego. Plus, Henrichons artwork is great. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #388

Apr 12, 2018

Doctor Strange #388 rights the ship with a fun and engaging tale of Stephen Strange and Bats the ghost Bassett Hound. We see the two navigate a prison of terror and confusion, and Niko Henrichon continues to impress with phenomenal artwork. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Doctor Strange (2015) #389

Apr 28, 2018

Doctor Strange #389 is a fun enough read. It has some laughs, the scenario is interesting, and the art is great. I can recommend this one easily enough. Feel free to check it out.

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9.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #390

May 26, 2018

Doctor Strange #390 gives this era of the title the finale it deserves. Its subtle, understated, and a ton of fun. Bats, Stephen, Spidey, and Zelma each get a moment to put a smile on your face, even if you havent been following this series. This book was a great one, and it gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Doctor Strange (2018) #1

Jun 8, 2018

Doctor Strange #1 is a simultaneously familiar and fresh excursion into the world of the mystic arts. While the inciting incident of Strange losing his magical abilities may be a little tired, its presentation and the consequence of Strange going to space make it interesting. Jesus Saiz's art is incredible, to add to the comic's numerous positives. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.5
Doctor Strange (2018) #4

Aug 17, 2018

Doctor Strange #4 is almost a great comic. It makes one mistake that nonetheless sabotages this otherwise good read. I can still easily recommend it; its just frustrating that it overcomplicated its own presentation. Nevertheless, feel free to check this one out.

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2.5
Doctor Strange: Damnation #1

Feb 22, 2018

Yes, Alejandra unknowingly helped kick it off, but at least she didnt do something what was obviously a bad idea to a city that superheroes already ravaged. She just thought she was bringing down Blackheart; she didnt intentionally tear open a massive rift between the realms of the living and the dead.

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5.5
Doctor Strange: Damnation #2

Mar 8, 2018

Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 is better than the first issue, even if it has the same problems. The weird Ocean's Eleven but with magic wielders and fighters allows me to forget some of the unappealing parts of the premise. It's still not great, but it's a little better. The different art helps too.

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5.0
Doctor Strange: Damnation #3

Mar 23, 2018

Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 is a middling entry in the end. It has its moments, but the story is painfully padded and slow to allow for the spinoff entries. I can recommend it if youre following the story, but, if youre just checking in to see what the story is about, Id steer clear from this one.

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6.5
Doctor Strange: Damnation #4

Apr 25, 2018

Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, youll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Stranges idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.

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4.5
Doctor Who: The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: Tenth Doctor #1

Aug 7, 2018

Doctor Who: Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Tenth Doctor #1 is underwhelming and reduces Tennant's turn as the Time-Lord to some bad clichs and questionable lines of dialogue. The backup story is short but does better. The art is okay through the main story but also peaks in the backup line. That said, I can't quite recommend this one.

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7.0
Doctor Who: The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Eleventh Doctor #2

Aug 10, 2018

Doctor Who: The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor- The Eleventh Doctor #1 is an enjoyable adventure starring the Matt Smith Doctor and one of his companions from the comics. The pacing is breakneck, but there is enough fun content so that you don't feel short-changed by the end.

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6.0
Dodge City #1

Mar 13, 2018

While the characters of Dodge City are great, Im left struggling to be invested in the plot and conflict. Thats a pretty big problem, but if off-beat sports stories are your thing, Dodge City could still scratch that particular itch for you. Plus, McGee and Peers art is great, so there are some things going for this book. Personally, I can tentatively recommend it.

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9.0
Domino (2018) #1

Mar 22, 2018

Domino #1 is a wonderful comic with a lot of heart and fun at its core. Simone once more shows how she is one of the greatest writers in the business, and David Baldeon brings his distinct style to make the comic look great. This one is highly recommended. Pick it up when it drops on April 11th.

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8.0
Domino (2018) #2

May 10, 2018

Domino #2 follows up well on the first issue. Its slower and has the weird character accompaniments, but the overall product is solid. Gail Simone doesnt disappoint, and Baldeon and Aburtov do good work on the visuals. This one gets a recommendation. Pick it up.

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8.0
Doomsday Clock #1

Nov 25, 2017

So, Doomsday Clock was a good read. It didnt blow my mind, but my expectations werent hyped up for it anyway. Its good, and I enjoyed it. I recommend it, and you should definitely check it out.

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7.5
Doomsday Clock #2

Dec 28, 2017

Doomsday Clock #2 is an enjoyable read, even if it is pretty spotty. It is too caught up in being Watchmen to realize the nuance the original story had to begin with. Recreating it is antithetical to the concept of nuance. However, I can still recommend this comicalbeit tentatively.

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5.5
Doomsday Clock #4

Mar 29, 2018

Doomsday Clock #4 is a wildly mediocre entry in the end. It has some interesting ideas, and its ambition almost outshines the paradoxical adherence to the source material. Frank and Anderson make the comic visually stunning. I can recommend it if youre absorbed by the series, as this will likely still have you hooked. However, I wouldnt call it a must-buy.

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6.0
Doomsday Clock #5

May 30, 2018

Doomsday Clock #5 is alright. Its solid enough, the story feels like its moving, and the tantalizing plot threads promising triumphant returns are tantalizing if slightly frustrating in their intentional vagueness. Frank and Anderson do great work on the art, but I can only tentatively recommend the overall book. Its a competitive week this time around, and this is one of many $4.99+ books that want your money. Id personally save it for another book, but I must admit you could do worse than Doomsday Clock #5. The characer interactions are at least interesting.

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7.5
Doomsday Clock #6

Jul 26, 2018

Doomsday Clock #6 is the most impactful and stable comic of this maxiseries. Its fun, decently paced, and even emotionally effecting in spots. The artwork continues to be a joy, and the overall comic earns a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.

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6.5
Dread Gods #1

Jul 15, 2017

This comic has interesting ideas, and seems to be hinting at a pretty cool satire. It just needs to flesh itself out more, and hopefully the follow-up issues will address the problems the first had. That being said, I can tentatively recommend this one.

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3.0
Dry County #2

Apr 14, 2018

Dry County, for its narrative creativity and occasionally entertaining dialogue, failed to engage me on nearly every level. The pacing is slow, the text is overwhelming, and the artwork isnt visually grabbing. I dont like thoroughly taking a comic to task like this, but it really didnt work for me at all. Give it a

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7.5
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #1

Apr 25, 2018

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldurs Gate #1 is a fun fantasy read with a likable lead and a decent plot. It doesnt blow the mind, but its fun. Kotz and Renee do solid work on the visuals. In the end, I can recommend this one. Feel free to check it out.

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7.5
Eleanor and the Egret #5

Nov 21, 2017

While not exactly my thing, Eleanor and the Egret #5 is a fun ride with some interesting ideas. The artwork is quite effective, and the story is unique if nothing else with some likable characters mixed in. If youre not receptive to surrealism and odd structuring, then you may want to skip this one. However, if what I explained to you sounds like a fun ride, then you should definitely pick it up.

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4.0
Elsewhere #4

Nov 7, 2017

Elsewhere isnt an offensively bad comic. It never upset me with its mediocrity, but mediocre it still is. It rides a lot of tropes and does nothing exciting with its cool premise. The characters are bland, the dialogue is spotty, and the art is solid but unexciting. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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3.0
Eternal Empire #8

Apr 14, 2018

Eternal Empire #8 has its fun portions, but the overall book seems unsure what to do with its subtextual conflicts. As a result, they just have their characters fight about it or work through paternal issues with their dad-dragons. The art could have saved it, but the stiffness and overall plainness of the visuals kill what positives the comic has. As such, I cant recommend it.

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7.5
Eternity #2

Dec 3, 2017

Matt Kindt certainly has an ambitious project on his hands with Eternity. This issue is pretty intimidating, even for those who may have read the first issue. However, once you can get through to the heart of it, it has a lot to offer from colorful characters to interesting themes about destiny and free will. I can recommend it to anyone who is willing to dig into some heavy science fiction.

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6.5
Eternity #4

Feb 3, 2018

Eternity is an ambitious undertaking, and, while it has flaws, the final issue does bring it to a somewhat satisfying conclusion. The character and emotional elements gel very well, even when some of its ideas are upbeat but lacking. That being said, I can still recommend this comic. Feel free to check it out.

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7.5
Eternity Girl #1

Feb 28, 2018

Eternity Girl is an interesting first full outing for this character. While the comic book metanarrative about comic books is becoming pass, this Visaggio seems to have something new to say with this one. Plus, the character study is absorbing, and the art supports the themes well. This one is recommended. Check it out when its released on March 14th.

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8.5
Ether: Copper Golems #1

May 14, 2018

Matt Kindt has me hooked on another of his books with Ether: The Copper Golems #1. The premise and characters are interesting. The art of David Rubin and Kiko J. Diaz is brilliant. This book easily earns a recommendation. Check it out this Wednesday.

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4.0
Ether: Copper Golems #2

Jun 23, 2018

Ether Copper Golems #2 is a letdown after the compelling first issue. It focuses on being goofy as opposed to the internal character struggle of the first issue, and all the ways it tries to be different are really the bog-standard alternative fantasy story tropes of past comics. This one doesnt earn a recommendation. Give it a pass.

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7.0
Euthanauts #1

Jul 31, 2018

Euthanauts #1 has potential, both to be something Id love and something Id probably zone out while reading. That said, Ill cop to my subjectivity there and say, either way, it is a good book. The characters are interesting, and the art is great. I recommend at least checking this first issue out. Give it a try.

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6.0
Euthanauts #2

Aug 31, 2018

Euthanauts #2 isnt bad, and I do feel bad for using #1 as the pedestal for my digression about existentialist, pseudo-metanarrative, and nonlinear storytelling. This book is far more grounded than I expected, and the characters are decent. The plot itself is a bit unfocused and vague, and thats where the problems arise. That said, I'm not compelled to turn people away from it. Its interesting, has potential, and has excellent artwork, so feel free to check it out if what I describes sounds like your jam.

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8.5
Exiles (2018) #1

Apr 11, 2018

Exiles #1 is a fun and high-concept science fiction read. Its weighed down somewhat by the heavy exposition, but, when it gets moving, its very engaging. This is a promising book with a solid team behind it, and I recommend giving it a read.

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9.0
Exiles (2018) #2

Apr 28, 2018

Exiles #2 is another highly entertaining read for this new take on the team. The characters are likable, the narrative is bizarre, fun, and fast-paced, and the art is great. This one gets another strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Exiles (2018) #3

May 10, 2018

Exiles #3 is another fun and engaging installment of this reboot of the title. The characters are endearing and compelling, the worlds they visit are creative and bizarre, and the artistic team is brilliant. This one gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.0
Exiles (2018) #4

Jun 15, 2018

Exiles #4 frankly made a dire gambit in telling a swashbuckling pirate adventure about ending the slave trade, but it made it workbarely. Its hard to ignore the jovial tone cast against literal ship holds full of men and women in chains. That said, the comic makes the mess work if only narrowly. I can recommend it, though I would keep what youre getting into in mind. If youre can cope with these drawbacks, then feel free to check it out.

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8.5
Exiles (2018) #6

Aug 10, 2018

Exiles #6 is another charming and wild adventure for Marvels resident team of universe-jumpers. The characters bond and endear themselves to the reader, and the Wild West adventure is an enjoyable new challenge for our heroes. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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7.5
Exiles (2018) #7

Aug 30, 2018

Exiles #7 is a strange and fun adventure hampered slightly by a character death that feels unnecessary and unearned. Regardless of that flaw, the remainder of the book is still very enjoyable and worthy of a recommendation. Check it out.

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6.0
Extermination (2018) #1

Aug 14, 2018

Extermination #1 is an intro comic. Thats all there really is to say. Its not exciting, but its not bad. It gets this story started, but it doesnt energize the reader to read on. It barely feels like a major storywhich could be a good thing or a bad thing of course. I can recommend it if youre really into X-Men: Blue and these characters, but I cant quite suggest it for any other readers.

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5.5
Extermination (2018) #2

Aug 29, 2018

Extermination #2 is alright at best. At worst, its still confused and noncommittal in the story it wants to tell. I didnt hate my experience in reading the comic, but I will say it gets more frustrating the more one thinks about it. I can tentatively recommend it to the X-Men: Blue devotees, but I wouldnt say its worthy of a read for anyone else.

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9.0
Extremity #7

Oct 4, 2017

With good art, compelling characters, and an allegory about how groups can become radicalized against one another, Extremity provides an engaging story of two peoples at war. Its a great comic, and it comes highly recommended.

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8.0
Factory #3

May 29, 2018

Factory #3 is a unique experience. While I do not recommend checking this issue out as your first, as it will leave you feeling incredibly lost, I do suggest checking out the series. It gives you a unique feeling of a distant watcher observing strange and unsettling events go down in a ugly and alienating world.

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7.5
Faith: Winter Wonderland Special #1

Dec 6, 2017

While its moral is a bit flawed, over-simplified, and its conveyance takes up a good portion of the comics runtime, Faiths Winter Wonderland Special #1 is still a fun and upbeat read. The art is solid, Faith is a great lead, and the concept is creative. I can recommend it to anyone looking for some fun holiday-themed comic reading, and it will satisfy you in that regard.

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10
Falcon (2017) #1

Oct 12, 2017

Needless to say, I highly recommend this comic. It was incredible, moving, and daring. Pick this one up. It's a must-read.

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9.0
Falcon (2017) #2

Nov 12, 2017

Falcon #2 continues off of the first issues promising start with aplomb. Its another intense and powerful read with great characters, incredible art, and a lot to say about the world. I highly recommend this one. Give it a read.

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8.0
Falcon (2017) #3

Dec 19, 2017

This is definitely the shakiest issue of the Falcon to come out so far, but it gels more often than it doesnt. I still found myself quite enthralled with this comic, and I can confidently recommend it. Check it out.

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8.0
Falcon (2017) #4

Feb 2, 2018

Falcon hasnt gone the direction I was originally hoping it would go, but this strange take on the Winged Avengers adventures has definitely gotten into a groove I can enjoy. Plus, Cassara and Rosenberg really bring it in the art section. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Falcon (2017) #5

Feb 18, 2018

Falcon #5 doesnt bring the cleanest or most unexpected ending to Take Flight, but it does give a satisfying and fairly heart-warming conclusion. You know what this title will be about, and you know the cast to expect. The art is excellent to boot, and this one does get a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Falcon (2017) #6

Mar 15, 2018

Falcon #6 kicks off a promising new arc for the series. Misty is back and as badass as ever, Falcon is still a great lead, and the art is gorgeous.Rodney Barnescontinues to kill it with this series.This one comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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5.0
Falcon (2017) #7

Apr 12, 2018

I hate turning on Falcon #7 like this. Sam Wilson is in my Marvel Top 5, and I tried to champion this series because the first six issues were generally quite good. However, I now find myself unable to wholeheartedly recommend this comic. I can tentatively, at best, say you would enjoy it if youre as devoted to Sam as I, or you just want a gorgeous and ultraviolent vampire comic with Misty Knight and/or Blade. Beyond that, I cant really recommend this one. This was a large disappointment.

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4.5
Falcon (2017) #8

May 26, 2018

Falcon #8 finishes off the series with another installment that tries to inject a small amount of social commentary to an occult horror story. The occult horror is ill-suited for Sam Wilson, and the social commentary frustrates with its lack of support and substance. It tantalizes without satisfying. I truly loved this book in its first few issues, and Im sad to see it, Sam, Rayshaun, and Misty go especially considering that I cant quite recommend this rushed and incongruous final installment.

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7.5
Farmhand #1

Jul 30, 2018

Farmhand #1 is a charming first foray into this story with a dark undercurrent. The book balances its horror and comedy elements well, and it keeps its secrets close to its chest while tantalizing the reader with hints and clues. The art doesnt blow me away, but its not bad either. I can recommend this one pretty easily. Feel free to check it out.

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5.0
Farmhand #2

Aug 10, 2018

Farmhand #2 is far lighter on intrigue than its predecessor. It doesnt have a lot in the way of character development either. That leaves the book little beyond some decent world-building and a Father Moore beating the tar out of a pair of henchmen. Its not awful, but I cant quite recommend it either. That said, if you loved the first issue, you will probably enjoy this one too.

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3.5
Fighting American (2017) #1

Oct 12, 2017

Unfortunately, Fighting American is dead on arrival by not gauging an audience. Its for no one, and it feels like a waste of a Simon and Kirby property. Some of the jokes sort of click, but not nearly enough do so for the run time of the comic. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #27

Jul 28, 2017

This was a really cool issue. The fighting is great, there is emotional weight to the battle, and its a lot of fun. Give it a read.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #28

Aug 10, 2017

That being said, a good portion of the art, especially the action scenes, still look good. The story itself is very well-constructed, and it is an engaging comic book to read. This one gets a strong recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #31

Oct 1, 2017

While Flash #31 does have its flaws, they are minute compared to what the comic does right. It features an epic battle, and plenty of grounded character moments. Its a good continuation to the Flashs saga, and writer Joshua Williamson should be proud of his work here. Pick it up.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #32

Oct 16, 2017

Despite that one major flaw, Flash #32 begins a promising new arc for the Scarlet Speedster. Barry is mostly as lovable as ever, and the changes with his Negative Speed Force powers are interesting. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.0
Flash (2016) #33

Oct 27, 2017

Flash #33 unfortunately comes out being one of the less cohesive Metal books since the days of the awful prologues of The Forge and The Casting. Its barely held together as a plot, and the writing falls a part in a lot of places. Its not awful, as there are some cool scenes. However, I cant quite recommend it, as it adds nothing to Metal or Flash itself. Give this one a pass unless you must own every piece of Flash material (which I could understand, Barry is awesome).

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5.0
Flash (2016) #34

Nov 11, 2017

At its best, this comic was a fairly dull reestablishment of a character with great art. At its worstwell, its another anti-Flash. I cant really recommend it unfortunately; hopefully this series can return to the levels of quality it attained during the Bloodwork arc and most recent Reverse-Flash arc.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #35

Nov 28, 2017

Flash #35 doesnt go far to justify the existence of yet another anti-Flash speedster villain, even if Meena does add some ethnic and gender diversity to this particular pool. This comic does improve on the previous issues slow pace and reserved tone with some energy and fun. I can recommend this comic, and you should check it out if you have a love of the Fastest Man Alive or are interested in getting to know the character more after the Justice League film.

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5.0
Flash (2016) #36

Dec 15, 2017

I feel like its worth mentioning that Barry Allen is my favorite DC hero. I say that, because I keep finding myself beating up current Flash comic. It hasnt hit my sweet spot since the most recent arc with the Reverse-Flash, though the Bloodwork arc was pretty good too. Thats not to say that this issue was awful; it was merely mediocre. As such, I cant quite recommend it. Give it a pass.

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3.5
Flash (2016) #40

Feb 14, 2018

Flash #40 is far from the worst of the series, but its still an overstuffed comic that still pushes the plot forward very slowly and feels the need to pad itself. No one acts like a human being. The premise is cool, but it does very little of interest with it. The art is solid, but it doesnt save the comic from the numerous flaws. Again, I love Barry Allen more than any other DC hero, but I still have to say give this book a pass.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #46

May 10, 2018

Flash #46 is undoubtedly among the best issues of this comic to come out recently, and, hopefully, this bodes well for Flash War. It still has its flaws, but, with a more restrained tone and better dialogue, this one comes out ahead. Plus, Kolins and Guerrero put in some good work. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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5.0
Flash (2016) #47

May 26, 2018

Flash #47 is another misfire, especially given the build-up to Flash War. While its not among the worst issues of the series, it is a step-down in quality since last issue. The melodrama and frustrating dialogue isnt salvaged by the solid artwork of Porter and Hi-Fi. I cant say stay away from the comic, but its not recommended either. If youre a fan of the series and are hyped for Flash War, then I can tentatively say to check it out.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #49

Jun 28, 2018

Flash #49 is another strong issue for the troubled series of the Scarlet Speedster, even if it is still flawed. However, the tension is there, the dialogue is better, and the story is genuinely compelling. Porter and Hi-Fi make this issue look better too, and the final product comes with a recommendation from yours truly. Feel free to check it out.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #50

Jul 12, 2018

Flash #50 caught me off guard with how engaged it kept me throughout most of the comic. Ive had many a problem with Flash post-Rebirth, but this was a genuinely great issue. The pacing is solid, the emotional beats land, and the action is cool. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #51

Jul 27, 2018

The Flash #51 is a book that handles its emotions well, making you feel for the characters and their struggles in the fallout of these grave events. The Flash Family is damaged, and every member has a good reason to feel hurt. Mix that with good work from Kolins and Guerrero, and you have a book worth recommending. Check it out.

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6.5
Flash (2016) #53

Aug 24, 2018

The Flash #53 is another flawed issue of the Scarlet Speedsters comic, but its not bad. There are some good plot beats and interesting moments, and Duce and Guerrero give the book some truly great visuals. This one isnt a must-read for the week, but it is worth a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.

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4.0
Flash (2016) Annual #1

Feb 2, 2018

Flash Annual #1 is a very underwhelming entry. While it is nice to see the book turn its attention to the elder Wally West, the flaws of the series, namely excessive padding, corny dialogue, and overly dramatic characters, weigh down the positives. Duce, Porter, and Hi-Fis art is very good, but it doesnt salvage the book. Give it a pass.

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9.0
Flavor #1

May 14, 2018

Flavor #1 is a beautiful and sweet book that can balance its emotions and tone well. Its characters are believable and endearing, its art looks great, and its concepts are creative. This one easily earns a recommendation. Give it a read this Wednesday.

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8.0
Flavor #2

Jun 22, 2018

Flavor #2 is another fun, charming, and even child-friendly issue to this fledgling Image series. The world is interesting and creative, the characters are endearing and easy to follow, and the art is full of life and personality. This one earns another recommendation. Check it out.

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4.5
Fu Jitsu #3

Nov 22, 2017

However, the art doesnt quite salvage the story. Despite actually being a decent send-up of classic comics, the unfocused narrative, cold and detached narrator and lead, and generally hyper-dense plot leaves Fu Jitsu lacking. Its not a particularly enjoyable read, and I cannot recommend it. Give this one a pass.

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2.5
Fu Jitsu #4

Dec 26, 2017

Fu Jitsu #4 is a comic crumbling under its own weight. It has an impressively contrived plot full of historical figures and zany circumstances which wants its reader to believe that this is all supposed to be high drama worthy of being taken deadly seriously. It shouldnt. I cannot recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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6.0
Fu Jitsu #5

Mar 3, 2018

Fu Jitsu #5 is a very flawed but fun book. This comic is riddled with structural problems that would hopefully be resolved in a second volume, but I can tentatively recommend this issue to the curious reader. Feel free to check it out.

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3.5
Garfield: Homecoming #1

Jun 11, 2018

Garfield: Homecoming #1 is a sadly dull comic. The jokes dont land, the plot is cliched and unengaging, and the art is the only part that really works. This is a comic intended for kids, but I dont think many children would get much out of it either. Consequently, I cant recommend this book. Give it a pass.

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8.0
Gasolina #8

May 27, 2018

Gasolina #8 left a solid first impression for me. The story and characters seem interesting, and I would definitely be interested in returning for another installment. With a unique narrative and solid artwork, I can recommend this one, even as a jumping-on point for new readers. Check it out.

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8.5
Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

Aug 16, 2017

This is a very solid read. It has action, blood, and heart. People are butchered, reunions are had, and they show themselves to be the best there is at what they do, even if its not pretty at all. Grab this one. You wont regret it.

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8.0
Generations: Banner Hulk & The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Aug 2, 2017

I do recommend this comic, because it has good action and character moments. However, it's not the epic meeting that I and others were probably hoping for, but it is nice to see Bruce Banner on the page as the Hulk once again and remind everyone why he is the strongest there is.

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7.0
Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell #1

Sep 14, 2017

This is a flawed comic, but its still a fun read for the most part. The pacing is wonky, and the art isnt great, but the two Captain Marvels are really enjoyable to read about. This one squeaks by a recommendation on its charisma and gumption. Give it a read.

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9.0
Giant Days #32

Oct 31, 2017

John Allisons Giant Days is a great read for those who like slice-of-life comics. Its funny, endearing, and downright adorable. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes quirky, low-energy comics without zombies, monsters, or superheroes (unless you count Susan, which I do).

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8.0
Giant Days #37

Apr 6, 2018

Giant Days #37 is another endearing and funny issue of the Boom! Studios series, and John Allison once more shows a mastery over this world and its characters. Sarin and Cogar keep things beautiful on the visual end, and this comic earns itself a recommendation. Check it out.

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3.5
Giantkillers #0

Dec 3, 2017

Despite the solid artwork, I cant recommend Giantkillers #0. The plot is incredibly dense and disorganized. The characters arent interesting. Despite having a unique world, the plot isnt especially fresh either. Give this one a pass.

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9.5
Giants #1

Dec 19, 2017

Giants #1 is a great start to a new series. The characters are interesting, the world is engrossing, and the art is fantastic. This one definitely earns a recommendation, and you should check this one out.

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9.5
Gideon Falls #1

Jan 16, 2018

Gideon Falls #1 is a perplexing read, but it draws you in with interesting characters and jaw-dropping artwork from Sorrentino and Stewart. It poses mysteries that you want to see solved as soon as possible. Jeff Lemire really knocks it out of the park with this comic. I highly recommend this one. Give it a read.

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8.5
Gideon Falls #2

Apr 16, 2018

Gideon Falls #2 is another perplexing yet grabbing issue of the Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino series. This super team of creators are putting together something special here, even if it is playing coy with the plot. This one gets another recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Gideon Falls #3

May 14, 2018

Gideon Falls #3 is another impressive showing from this series, and it leaves me wanting more as a good comic should. The atmosphere is palpable, the meandering pacing works well for the setup, and the characters are interesting. This one gets another recommendation. Give it a read this Wednesday.

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7.5
Gideon Falls #4

Jun 23, 2018

Gideon Falls #4 isnt the fastest-moving issue, but it does keep the reader engaged by drip-feeding more history of the town and the Barn as well as the compelling leads. Plus, Sorrentino and Stewart keep the book looking top-notch. This one comes recommended. Pick it up.

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7.5
Gideon Falls #5

Jul 31, 2018

Gideon Falls #5 ramps up the tension while the pacing remains slow. Thats not inherently bad, but the narrative is starting to drag a little. The main saving graces are the mystery of the Black Barn, the characters, and how creepy it all feels. I can still recommend this comic despite the slowness. Feel free to check it out.

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8.0
God Complex (2017) #2

Nov 27, 2017

Paul Jenkins creates continues an intriguing narrative with God Complex #2. While the story can lag in places and gets a little off the rails towards the end, it is still an overall good read, and I can easily recommend it. God Complex is a creative send-off to the likes of Blade Runner and The Matrix, and you should certainly give it a try.

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8.5
God Complex (2017) #5

Apr 9, 2018

God Complex #5 impresses with hits cyberpunk visuals, its high-concept plot of self-styled gods clashing for control, and the marriage of technology and religion therein. Prasetya and Gho impress with their art style, and Paul Jenkins script consistently intrigues. This one comes recommended. Give it a read.

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7.5
God Complex (2017) #6

Jun 24, 2018

God Complex #6 is vague and strange, but it does intrigue enough so that Im left wanting to know more. The story is interesting, Seneca has a lot of potential as a lead, and the villains are compelling. Plus, Prasetya and Gho put in some brilliant work on the visuals. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Grass Kings #13

Mar 17, 2018

Grass Kings #13 is an emotional and action-packed read that draws on recent events to leave you thinking about the rightness of its characters and the world they live in. Matt Kindt has written another interesting and provocative piece with this one, and I recommend giving it a read.

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9.0
Grass Kings #14

May 1, 2018

Grass Kings #14 continues the series streak of showing the complex and difficult life of those in and around the Grass Kingdom. Its a compelling read, and the art of Tyler and Hilary Jenkins makes it one of the most visually unique books on the market. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Grass Kings #15

May 30, 2018

Grass Kings #15 is a somber, unnerving, yet ultimately satisfying ending to the Boom! Studios series. It closes off its story in a way where you can intuit where many of the characters are going to go. Some people have happy endings, some people dont, but it all feels honest. This one earns one last recommendation. Give it a read tomorrow.

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8.0
Graveland #1

Jan 5, 2018

Graveland #1 is a cool and fun read. Giants battling super soldiers is a cool setup, and I look forward to where this story can go. I recommend this one. Give it a read.

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4.0
Graveland #2

Jan 5, 2018

Graveland #2 feels like a huge stepdown from the first issue. We have a different protagonist and a story that feels completely removed from that of the first issue. Unfortunately, I cant recommend this one. Hopefully, Graveland #3 will make the series enjoyable again.

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6.0
Graveland #3

Jan 5, 2018

Graveland has put me through some ups and downs in its first three issues. Graveland #1 was still the most enjoyable, but #3 does bring back some of the fun of the first issue and vastly improves on the second. Titan Amon isnt a likable or compelling protagonist, but the overall premise and art are quite good. I can tentatively recommend this issue for anyone who need more kaiju action in their lives.

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4.5
Graveland #4

Feb 20, 2018

Graveland is a comic that still bears a lot of potential, and its overall plot and aesthetic is compelling. It falls apart in its characters and forward progression. I can tentatively recommend it to those interested in a Pacific Rim-esque kaiju smackdown. Just bear in mind that it is far from flawless.

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2.5
Graveland #5

May 18, 2018

Graveland #5 brings the story to a disappointing conclusion. Both Massimo Rossi and Gabriel Ibarra Nunez show a lot of potential, and I hope to see them in other projects as their skills improve (Rosis Dark Frontierand Morning Star are both quite good, and I recommend them). However, this comic isnt one I can recommend. Give it a pass.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2016) #24

Jun 10, 2017

This is not a comic that is particularly kind to its political opposition. If you can look past that, it is a quality book. This one comes recommended in spite of its caveats.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2016) #26

Jul 12, 2017

Also, if you want to hear some of the behind-the-scenes stuff on this issue, check out the DC All Access interview with Green Arrowwriter Benjamin Percy.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #27

Jul 25, 2017

I highly recommend this comic. This is easily one of the best Green Arrow issues of Rebirth. It's got action, it's got heart, and it's got Green Arrow being a loudmouth liberal. What more do you need from a Green Arrow comic?

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #30

Sep 9, 2017

Green Arrow #30 provides a short prelude for what seems to the finale to the Ninth Circle arc, which has been running through the title since its Rebirth relaunch. Its a bit light on plot, but it does make up for this with character. It can still be easily recommended, and Benjamin Percy has succeeded in keeping this a highly-engaging title. Plus, you get to see Green Arrow and Green Lantern team up once again. Pick this one up.

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7.5
Green Arrow (2016) #31

Sep 24, 2017

‘Hard-Travelling Hero' receives a good ending here. Is it as epic as I had hoped, given the overall quality of the story arc? Not really. Is it disappointing? No. Its fun and high-energy, and the bad guy gets got. I still recommend it, and you should pick it up.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #32

Oct 10, 2017

As such, if you have no interest in Metal, I cant recommend this issue to you. Wait for the next issue of Green Arrow (I hope). If you like both Ollie and Metal or have been following Gotham Resistance anyway, give this one a read. It is a visually stunning comic, and the story is pretty solid.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #33

Oct 24, 2017

Green Arrow #33 moves the saga of the Emerald Archer into its next stage, and it looks to be just as challenging as ever. This issue has sweet moments, heartache, and great action sequences. This is a great comic, and its a good time to jump on with the new arc starting here. Give it a read.

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7.5
Green Arrow (2016) #34

Nov 7, 2017

This comic is an entertaining read, even if its pacing is a bit slow. Its high on plot and character but low on action. I still recommend it though because Percy is a master of keeping the dialogue energetic and entertaining. Its an interesting read, even if there arent that many arrows flying this time around. Give it a read.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #35

Dec 11, 2017

Despite a lack of action and minimal plot advancement, Green Arrow #35 does entertain and introduces some intriguing plot developments. The coming trial of Oliver Queen should be a good story, and Juan Ferreyras beautiful artwork helps bolster the comic, giving some solid visual storytelling to make up for where the written narrative may waver. I recommend this one. Give it a read.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #36

Jan 8, 2018

Green Arrow #36 moves the plot forward to a good degree and has many good moments between its cast of characters. It has some good twists and turns too, and Juan Ferreyras artworks is stunning as always. I recommend this one quite strongly, and you should check it out.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #37

Feb 8, 2018

Green Arrow #37 has some story hiccups, but the overall plot is interesting and moves itself forward at a decent pace. With a still-compelling narrative and beautiful artwork, this comic earns itself a recommendation once more. Check it out.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2016) #38

Mar 8, 2018

Green Arrow #38 closes out both the trial of Oliver Queen and, seemingly, the Ninth Circle arc that has been carried since the beginning of this series. As such it's an interesting installment and one worthy of recommendation. It's not brilliant, but it's worth a read. Check it out.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #39

Apr 3, 2018

Green Arrow #39 is a promising first step for the new creative team, capturing the adventure mixed with political commentary that makes a truly great Green Arrow story. Takara and Maiolo bring some impressive talent to the table too. This one gets a recommendation. Pick it up.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #40

May 4, 2018

Green Arrow #40 is a good follow-up and finale to the ‘Children of Vakhar' storyline. The story maintains a solid tone and theme. Green Arrow plays the role he should play, and the new heroes are compelling characters. Takara and Maiolo make the comic look damn good, and the final product earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #41

Jun 9, 2018

Green Arrow #41 is another charming, fun, and engaging issue from DC's most opinionated hero. The plot is simple yet great, and the Ollie Queen is once more well represented in the comic. The art is solid too, and the comic earns a recommendation.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #42

Jul 7, 2018

Green Arrow #42 is a borderline polemic in how directly it acknowledges the problems with the U.Ss prisons. Its not quite as eloquent as Sam Wilson: Captain America was on the subject, but its probably easier to digest and still has a fast and fun superhero fight attached to it. Does that make it less classy or more muddled? Maybe. I still had fun with it though, and I appreciate a comic trying to make a point. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #43

Aug 6, 2018

Green Arrow #43 is another triumphant issue from Julie and Shawna Benson, and the Emerald Archer is shown to be safe in their hands. The characters are charming, the plot is interesting, and Fernandez and Kalisz do good work on the art. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #44

Sep 10, 2018

Green Arrow #44 is a compelling new installment for the Emerald Archers book. Julie and Shawna Benson are doing a hell of a job on their new GA tenure, and I look forward to where they go with this story. This comic earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) Annual #2

May 30, 2018

Green Arrow Annual #2 is a fast-moving and fun one-off story that highlights a lot about what is great about Oliver Queen. Julie and Shawna Benson crafted a classically fun comic here, and the art team of Carnero and Mulvihill contributed excellent artwork. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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5.0
Green Hornet (2018) #1

Mar 7, 2018

Green Hornet #1 isnt an awful read. There are some good ideas, and the premise for the character could be interesting if the book strayed from its attempts at classical heroism. Even the art isnt bad; its just ill-fitting. In the end, though, its mostly mediocre, and I cant quite recommend it.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #24

Jun 11, 2017

As stated above, Green Lanterns is one of DCs best comics on the shelves at the moment, and Green Lanterns #24 continues the series hot streak. Give it a read. You wont regret it.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #26

Jul 12, 2017

This was another great comic by the Green Lanterns creative team, despite its questionable time placement in the Green Lanternssaga making it hold back the mystery of where Simon and Jessica went.Humphries has made a masterpiece of a series here, and it is my personal favorite DC: Rebirth offering. Pick this one up.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #27

Jul 26, 2017

Anyway, this is another solid chapter in the saga of Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, the Green Lanterns. I continue to hold that this is the best comic of Rebirth, and everyone should give it a try.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #28

Aug 5, 2017

Green Lanterns continues to be a joyous and exciting ride through the lives of Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz as Green Lanterns. This expansion on the cosmic lore of the Green Lantern Corps is interesting and very engaging. This is still my favorite DC comic running right now, and I highly recommend hopping on board with the series.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #29

Sep 12, 2017

While this is one of the slower issues of Green Lanterns, it still makes for a compelling read. Sam Humphries has kept this series compulsively readable, and it goes far beyond the hopes I envisioned back when this comic was announced. This is Rebirths best comic, and it deserves a read. Check it out.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #30

Sep 12, 2017

Despite art issues and some narrative letdowns, Green Lanterns #30 is still an exciting ride with great lead characters. This comic still dominates Rebirth and deserves to be on everyones pull list. Grab this one the next time you see it.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #31

Sep 25, 2017

With ‘Out of Time' ending, we will be getting back to business as usual for Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, whatever that means for these two. Dont miss out on this ending, as it comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #32

Oct 10, 2017

I really dug this issue. I imagine a subset of readers wont, but I do highly recommend this comic if you are a fan of Simon and Jessica. Their charisma and charm carry this issue, and you should give it a read.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #33

Oct 24, 2017

Green Lanterns continues its hot streak under the new writer, and Im glad for it. This is still the DC title I personally look forward to the most every month. Now is a good time to hop on if you havent started reading it already. I highly recommend it. Pick it up.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #34

Nov 7, 2017

Green Lanterns continues to be a sincere and exciting superhero adventure which represents the best qualities which Rebirth brought to DC Comics. It continues to be one of my top recommendations, and you should definitely read this issue.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #35

Nov 18, 2017

Green Lanterns #35 is a really smart issue with its regular endearing leads and high-flying adventure. Its easily recommendable, and you should certainly give it a read. There should be more comics like this coming out of the Big Two (thankfully Black Panther, Luke Cage, and Falcon are very much like this).

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8.5
Green Lanterns #36

Dec 11, 2017

Despite some flaws, Green Lanterns #36 is another strong entry in the series, and I have become confident in Tim Seeleys ability to continue what Sam Humphries started. The characters are as endearing as ever, Jain and Bolphunga are good antagonists, and the art of Cliquet and Hi-Fi is great. This one earns yet another recommendation, and you should definitely check this series out if you havent already.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #37

Dec 28, 2017

Despite the issues with the artwork, Green Lanterns #37 is still an engaging and tense issue. The story is visceral, and the ending promises that it will test the limits of our heroes. This one is easily recommended. Give it a read.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #38

Jan 8, 2018

Green Lanterns #38 is another very strong entry in what is still one of DCs greatest titles of the moment. The story is visceral, the emotions are strong, and the art has improved. I definitely recommend this issue. Give it a read.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #39

Jan 22, 2018

Green Lanterns #38 brings a solid finale to this arc, and it puts out a lot of interesting ideas and a lot of heart. The titular Green Lanterns continue to be easily lovable protagonists, and Tim Seeley has definitely proven to be a good fit for the title. This book earns itself another recommendation, and you should check it out.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #40

Feb 6, 2018

Green Lanterns #40 is another good entry for Seeley and company. While its slow-going into this new story and doesnt explore any of its ideas yet, its still an entertaining and appealing opening to a promising storyline. Give it a read. I recommend it.

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6.5
Green Lanterns #41

Feb 25, 2018

Green Lanterns #41 isnt an especially bad issue. Its mostly a weak issue by the high standards of this series. The pacing is drawn out, the issue feels superfluous to the overall story, and the art is under par in the grand scheme of the series. I can still recommend this one; its just not as good as previous issues of Green Lanterns. Feel free to pick it up, though.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #42

Mar 8, 2018

Green Lanterns #42 is an improvement over the dragging previous issue. The plot goes to some interesting places, the art is great, and the overall experience was interesting and fun. This is one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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5.5
Green Lanterns #43

Mar 24, 2018

Green Lanterns #43 is a bit of a letdown, but its not an awful read. It has its moments of fun and humor. The artwork is flawed but solid. The drawbacks keep me from being able to wholeheartedly recommend this comic, but, if youre into this series and its leads, then I can recommend it. Its not a must-buy, but you dont have to stay away.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #44

Apr 3, 2018

Green Lanterns #44 has its flaws, but it does deliver an interesting and personal tale for Jess and Simon. Its also significantly better than most of ‘Superhuman Trafficking', so my fears that this book might be on a downwards spiral are put to rest. Plus, Cliquet and Hi-Fi put in some great work on the art section. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #45

Apr 21, 2018

Green Lanterns #45 is an arguable slow issue, but Tim Seeley giving the transformative day of Jesses life is a good addition to the book. Cliquet and Hi-Fi make it a great-looking book. I quite liked it and can easily recommend it. Pick it up.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #46

May 4, 2018

Green Lanterns #46 is a great installment in this series, and its breathing life back into the book after the lackluster ‘Superhuman Trafficking' arc. This story is personal, visceral, and painful. The artistic team does great work, and the overall comic earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #47

May 18, 2018

Green Lanterns #47 brings a warm and satisfying ending to ‘Ghosts of the Past.' The Green Lanterns partnership is strengthened, John Constantine is afforded some good lines, and the ending stinger promises another interesting story ahead. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #48

Jun 8, 2018

Green Lanterns #48 delivers another good issue of the series, even as it transitions writers. The story feels like a natural progression from the previous issues, and none of the charm has been lost in the transition. Cliquet and Hi-Fi return to provide good artwork too, and the comic earns a recommendation.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #49

Jun 22, 2018

Green Lanterns #49 is a comic with a rushed pacing and a letdown of a climax, but the characters and story around these problems are enjoyable enough so that the book is still a net positive reading experience. Plus, the art of Antonio and Hi-Fi helps significantly. I can recommend this one. Feel free to pick it up.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #51

Jul 24, 2018

Green Lanterns #51 is an interesting turn for the title. I do miss the optimism, one-liners, and fun chemistry of Simon and Jesse here, but I am engaged enough to want to see where this story goes. Plus, Perkins and Hi-Fi make the book downright gorgeous. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #53

Aug 17, 2018

Green Lanterns #53 is another solid issue in the Evils Might arc of the title. We get some resolutions and a revelation, and the characters remain their engaging and charming selves while Santucci and Hi-Fi provide excellent visuals. This one earns a recommendation for sure. Check it out.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #54

Sep 10, 2018

Green Lanterns #54 is a solid read. It didnt excite me as much I had hoped given the premise, but the book still delivers a solid read that brings a Green Lantern to blows with the villainous Cyborg Superman. The book is worth a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Green Lanterns Annual #1

May 30, 2018

Green Lanterns Annual #1 is a character-focused and highly entertaining comic about heroes conquering the villain that is public speaking. The comic is a little slow at times, but most of the book is engaging enough to firmly hold the readers attention. Plus, Perkins and Troy are a hell of an artistic team. This comic earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Groo: Play of the Gods #1

Jul 5, 2017

This is an easily recommendable comic. Its fun, its full of heart, and its an all-around great read.

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9.0
Groo: Play of the Gods #2

Jul 31, 2017

Groo: Play of the Gods continues to be another classic adventure of Groo the Wanderer brushing up against grand plans that he will most certainly mess up. This one definitely gets a recommendation; enjoy with a great bowl of cheese dip.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #146

Nov 5, 2017

The Guardians of the Galaxy lands well in its Marvel Legacy sort-of, kind-of relaunch. The story is a good jumping-on point, and it seems to be a prelude to something big with the Infinity Quest storyline. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #147

Nov 18, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy #147 continues to show promise in the future of Gerry Duggans run on the team. It is a solid read, even if it isnt the most exciting of chapters. It earns a recommendation, and you should read it.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #148

Dec 11, 2017

Despite the frustration with the big Infinity Stone just hanging out there without elaboration or explanation, Guardians of the Galaxy #148 is still a fun read. A Drax-centric issue feels just like what this comic needed right now. The dialogue is good and often quite funny. Marcus To and Ian Herring bring us some great visuals. It was an all-around solid book, and I can recommend it quite easily. Pick this one up.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #149

Dec 26, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy #149 is a solid read. It starts wrapping up this series in an entertaining fashion, and the art continues to be great. While Gerry Duggans stint on the book hasnt exactly been the space-hopping epic one would expect given this titles history, it has been fun, and the interactions between the Guardians are often engaging (even if much of the book has been the team hating Star-Lord). I recommend this issue, and I look forward to what #150 will bring.

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8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #150

Jan 4, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy #150 is one of those rare things we get in comic books: a satisfying finale. Its not technically a finale, and Im sure Ill be reading Infinity Pants or whatever comes next (credit to Jude Terror for that name). However, this was a fun comic that provided some closure for a few of its characters and the overall current plot. I can recommend this one fairly easily. Give it a read.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #23

Jul 2, 2017

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #23 is another strong continuation in the saga of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. This is one of DCs best titles by far, and it is well worth your time.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #24

Jul 14, 2017

This one gets high marks and a massive recommendation. Pick. This. One. Up.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #25

Jul 28, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps continues its hot streak, with Venditti, Sciver, and Wright making another incredibly issue that promises many great future issues. Pick this one up, and add it to your pull list.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #26

Aug 10, 2017

As always, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps gets a high marks and a strong recommendation from me. If I havent convinced you before, hopefully I will this time. Get. This Book.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #27

Aug 26, 2017

This comic is, as always, a top recommendation from me. It is the most narratively thin, but a straightforward issue every now and again is good for a series. Pick this one up.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #28

Sep 16, 2017

This issue continues the Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corpstradition of finding new ways to surprise me with how well it works. This is among DCs best offerings right now, and you should be reading it. Pick it up.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #29

Oct 1, 2017

Theres not really a whole lot to say here. Its an awesome battle of galactic proportions. The Golems, even if they strongly resemble the Celestials of Marvel Comics, have a great design brought to life by an incredible art team. Their battle with the Green Lantern Corps is really cool. Its a battle issue, and it works.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #30

Oct 15, 2017

While I do feel for those who may be reading this book more for John Stewart, Guy Gardner, or Kyle Rayner, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #30 brings another issue of exactly what I hoped for from this book. It has action, humor, and excitement in the classic Green Lantern fashion. I highly recommend this issue, and once again plead with you, if you havent already, pick this book up.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #31

Oct 26, 2017

This is easily one of the weaker issues of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, but that is a high standard by which to be compared. Robert Venditti and company have made a classic Green Lantern series with this book, and every series does have its weak links. This is still an enjoyable read, and I do recommend it, even if isnt particularly incredible.

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7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32

Nov 10, 2017

This is still a fun issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps,even if it doesnt do much for the overall plot of Metal. Hal is still a badass, and the fight is cool. While the ending to the last entry of 'Bats Out of Hell' implied that Hal Jordan would do something of significance here, this issue is still a good action comic. I can recommend it to followers of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. However, followers of Metal hoping for something of interest to the story to happen would be severely disappointed.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #33

Nov 30, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #33 provides another great entry to the series. Between Jack Herberts incredible artwork and Vendittis endearing presentation of the characters, #33 really knocks it out the park this time. I highly recommend it; pick this one up.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #34

Dec 16, 2017

Venditti, Van Sciver, Sandoval, Herbert, and company have really pulled together an incredible series with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Venditti, Herbert, and Wright continue to make it compelling and exciting with #34. This comic is easily worthy of a read, and I highly recommend it.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #35

Dec 30, 2017

I know Im beginning to sound like a broken record on this one. Ive been giving this comic high marks for quite some time. However, its only to tell you that you should certainly be reading this comic. Its easily one of DCs best books coming out. The writing is fantastic. It has a solid rotating stable of artists. Pick this one up. Give it a read. I highly recommend it.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #36

Jan 15, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #36 is an exciting and fun issue. Venditti and company continue to knock this series out the park, and it may very well be the best book out of DCs offerings. I highly recommend this issue, and you should definitely give it a read.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37

Jan 28, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37 art by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu MoreyVenditti once again delivers a phenomenal start to another arc with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37. The action is intense. The story flows quickly and organically. Theres no waiting for the big encounter; it happens within the first half of the comic. Its just a fun ride aided by a brilliant artistic team, and I highly recommend it. Give it a read.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #38

Feb 19, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps continues to be a strong and consistently engaging book. With its ever-endearing leads, a great villain, and a strong stable of artists, this book scores another recommendation. Give it a read.

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6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39

Mar 2, 2018

This installment isnt a complete self-destruction. There is some entertaining dialogue, we get a little action from the Green Lantern Corps, and the cast is all-around solid. Sandoval, Tarragona, and Morey bring another gorgeous issue to life. However, this is not what I would call a good jumping-on point unless youre dedicated to this series and its characters. I can recommend it to a Green Lantern fan, but, if you fall outside this category, theres no reason to grab it.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #40

Mar 16, 2018

Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #40 is another adrenaline-fueled sci-fi action extravaganza from writer Robert Venditti. The story is endless fun, and the artistic team kills it as always. This one comes recommended, check it out.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #41

Mar 29, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #41 is a high-octane and interesting finale to Zods Will. The fight is cathartic, and the ending is ponderous. Robert Venditti does it again with this one. Give this one a read, its highly recommended.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #42

Apr 9, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42 is a promising beginning for a new story arc that may shake this book and its leads to their very core. Van Sciver and Wright provide some stellar artwork as always. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43

Apr 29, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43 is another impressive issue from one of DCs best currently-running titles. The threat is interesting, the stakes are high, and the leads are as compelling as always. This one gets another recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44

May 10, 2018

This was a slow issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, but it is an enjoyable one nonetheless. Robert Venditti is quite adept at writing these characters at this point, and the art team of Peterson and Plascencia make for a gorgeous comic. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #45

May 26, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #45 is another outstanding installment for the series. There are plenty of great character moments and solid action beats, and the art of Sciver and Wright looks great. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Jun 29, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47 throws some nice twists and emotional moments to wrap up this recruitment drive before the Darkstars showdown. Theres a lot to enjoy in this issue, not the least of which is the work of the art team. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49

Jul 28, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49 is a kick-ass continuation to the GL/Darkstars war for the role of top cop. We get to see the tactical intelligence of John Stewart, and Hector Hammond is really becoming an intriguing character. Sandoval, Davila, Tarragona, and Morey put together some brilliant artwork, and this one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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4.0
Halo: Collateral Damage #1

Jun 10, 2018

Halo: Collateral Damage #1 isnt awful, but its not good. The characters are dull, the action is undercooked, and the pacing is glacial thanks to numerous text dumps. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass.

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8.0
Harbinger Wars 2 #1

May 15, 2018

Harbinger Wars II #1 kicks off in an intriguing manner with a compelling conflict and interesting players. This story has a lot of potential, and, hopefully, Matt Kindt will be able to pull this one off. That, mixed with brilliant artwork, makes this comic worth a recommendation. Check it out when it comes out on May 30th, 2018.

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8.0
Harbinger Wars 2 #3

Aug 7, 2018

Harbinger Wars II #3 is an action-packed and exciting issue where members of both sides come to question their motives and if this can still be resolved without people dying. Giorello, Guedes, and Rodriguez make sure that the visuals are top-notch, and the book earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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7.5
Harbinger Wars 2 #4

Aug 31, 2018

Harbinger Wars II #4 is a solid read. The battle between Livewire and Manowar is the highlight, but seeing Ninja-K tell Palmer where to shove it is pretty great. Giorello, Guedes, and Rodriguezs visuals are the main draw, though, as this truly is a visually brilliant comic. This one is worthy of a recommendation. Check it out.

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8.0
Harbinger Wars 2: Prelude #1

May 4, 2018

Harbinger Wars II #1 Prelude is a mouthful of a title with a tight and compact story that serves as a good lead-in to the upcoming Harbinger Wars II event taking over Valiant this summer. Hopefully the full story will live up to this first step. In any case, this comic is recommended. Check it out.

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9.5
Harrow County #27

Nov 7, 2017

Harrow County #27 continues the tale of this little gothic corner of the world with aplomb and tenacity. Its an intense read, and it is creatively constructed. Bunn and Crook put together a great comic here, and I highly recommend it to fans of all things bloody and morbid. Give it a read.

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9.0
Harrow County #29

Mar 26, 2018

Harrow County #29 is another enthralling horror-flavored tour through the characters of the county. Hester is cruel and compelling as hell, and Emmy brings some emotional resonance to the proceedings. Crooks artwork continues to be a perfect fit for Cullen Bunns storytelling, and the overall book triumphs for their efforts. This one gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Harrow County #30

Apr 30, 2018

Harrow County #30 continues its build to the books highly-anticipated grand finale with a tense and unnerving issue. Hester continues to gather power, Emmy begins to doubt her own, and Bernice tries to stop it all before things get worse. Mix that with Crooks great artwork, and you have a comic I can easily recommend. Check it out.

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9.0
Harrow County #31

May 31, 2018

Harrow County #31 both beats the reader down and readies them for the finale. It is an emotionally taxing issue, but you know, whatever happens next, its going to be big. Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook have done excellent work with this book, and I cant wait to see how it ends. This issue earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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8.5
Harrow County #32

Jun 29, 2018

Harrow County #32 brings closure to this beloved horror series. We learn what becomes of the county, and we see the battle between the witches for which we have been waiting. Bunn and Crook give the book the photo finish it deserves, and it earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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9.0
Hawkeye (2016) #13

Nov 12, 2017

Hawkeye #13 is a chatty, snarky, and hyperactive continuation to the story of the two Hawkeyes. The leads are amazing, the story is solid, and the art is great. This one gets a strong recommendation from yours truly. Pick this one up.

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9.0
Hawkeye (2016) #16

Mar 9, 2018

Hawkeye #16 brings an endearing and action-packed conclusion to this chapter of Kate Bishop's life. It's a shame that the series had to come to an end, but at least it ended well. This one definitely earns a strong recommendation.

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9.0
Hawkeye Vol. 2 #15

Feb 8, 2018

Hawkeye #15 once more shows how to balance character, action, and humor with another great issue from Thompson, Romero, and Bellaire. Bringing a lot of fun, conflict, and Hawkeye-drama, this comic easily comes recommended. Give it a read.

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8.0
Hawkman: Found #1

Dec 28, 2017

While this may not be the most significant of Metal tie-ins, it is a good introduction to the character of Hawkman. In many ways, it lets you know exactly the kind of hero he is. Along with Hitch and companys artwork, this is a comic I can recommend. Pick it up.

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9.0
Heavenly Blues #1

Feb 6, 2018

Heavenly Blues is a charming excursion into a different kind of eternal punishment. With a lot of humor, great characters, and great artwork, this comic brings a lot to the table. Ben KahnandBruno Hidalgo do some great work here.You should definitely check it out.

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9.5
Heavenly Blues #2

Mar 5, 2018

Ben Kahn and Bruno Hidalgo bring another comic that is equal parts thoughtful, dramatic, and funny. Heavenly Blues is a darkly beautiful comic about agency and finding purpose. This one earns another recommendation. Check it out.

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8.5
Heavenly Blues #3

Mar 19, 2018

Heavenly Blues #3 continues to provide compelling leads and an interesting plot. The story is highly engaging, and the artwork is fitting and generally eye-catching. This series gets another recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Heavenly Blues #4

Jun 5, 2018

Heavenly Blues #4 is another great installment of the comic series. This Oceans 11 in the afterlife comic story is funny, emotional, and intriguing. The rules of this version of paradise arent well established, but thats the biggest and only major complaint one could have. This comic comes highly recommended. Give it a read.

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9.0
Heavenly Blues #5

Jun 5, 2018

Heavenly Blues #5 is another excellent chapter in the series, further fleshing out its cast of characters while advancing its story towards a solidly unpredictable conclusion. There are some good twists, and the art continues to impress. This comic earns another recommendation. Check it out.

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9.0
Heavenly Blues #6

Jul 10, 2018

Heavenly Blues #6 is a wonderful book, and it made me happy to see this book through to its ending. Its finale is fun, cathartic, and oddly uplifting. This is a great miniseries, and I recommend both this issue and the full story.

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6.5
Hellblazer (2016) #24

Jul 28, 2018

Hellblazer #24 is a decent read. It has some distinctly Constantine moments and an enjoyably vague yet confident conclusion. There are some moments that dont quite click, and the art isnt great. However, the overall product amounts to more than the sum of its parts, and I can recommend it. Feel free to pick it up.

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7.5
Hellboy: Krampusnacht #1

Dec 9, 2017

All in all, if youre in need of more Hellboy with a slight holiday-themed twist, then this comic can satisfy. Its eerie, and the art is fantastic. The understated nature is probably truer to the world of the B.P.R.D as well as the writing style of Mike Mignola, even if it does leave the comic feeling pretty in-and-out. That being said, I can recommend it to the Hellboy devotee, as it will almost certainly give you a good time.

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