Justin Munday's Comic Reviews

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8.5Avg. Review Rating

9.6
20th Century Men (2022) #1

Jul 31, 2022

Thought-provoking, mind-bending, complex, and profound, 20th Century Men is a war comic with a cultural commentary that will go over the heads of many - but will resonate with those who really take the time to listen to its words.

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6.6
Action Comics (2016) Annual: Midnighter 2021

Aug 31, 2021

Midnighter Annual 2021 is a decently entertaining one-shot that suffers from its connections with other DC Comics events. Cloonan and Conrad manage to smooth over of the more obtuse references and get the gist of the story without too much exposition. However, it still feels like walking into the middle of a conversation.

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8
Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #1

Dec 8, 2019

Everyone's favorite warring extraterrestrials terrorize children and vacationers in a fun start to a new AVP miniseries.

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7.6
Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #2

Jan 11, 2020

A messy and rushed script is aided by fantastic art and some great AVP moments.

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6.8
Aliens: Aftermath (2021) #1

Jul 12, 2021

While still semi-entertaining, this Aliens sequel comic throws new ideas at the Alien wall of mythos and very little sticks; least of all its cast of disposable characters.

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6
All-America Comix #1

Jul 1, 2020

Despite an inspiring concept and a couple of cool moments, this one-shot is marred by inconsistent artwork and a crippling over-reliance on contemporary slang and culture.

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7.6
An Unkindness of Ravens #1

Sep 9, 2020

An intriguing (if not very original) start to this high school tale of dark magic and drama.

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10
Aquaman: Andromeda #1

Jun 7, 2022

Haunting, enchanting, and as deep as the sea itself, Aquaman: Andromeda is a gift from two of the comics medium's best storytelling talents - and one of the most exciting books DC has published in recent years.

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9.4
Aquaman: Andromeda #2

Aug 2, 2022

Intense and deeply alien, Aquaman Andromeda #2 reimagines DC characters and concepts we're familiar with and distorts them into fascinating new forms - all while telling a thoughtful, character focused and thematically rich story.

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8.8
Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #1

Jan 17, 2022

A gorgeous and unique experience, Arrowsmith #1 sees a long-awaited return to Busiek and Pacheo's world of war and sorcery - a wait that has paid off in spades.

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7.2
Ash & Thorn #1

Jun 24, 2020

A fun but slightly scatterbrained first issue of a horror-comedy comic with a charming and enticing premise.

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8.6
Autumnal #1

Sep 24, 2020

A thoughtfully paced and beautifully drawn opening that builds its horror plot to a spine-tingling head.

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7.8
Autumnal #2

Oct 27, 2020

A 2nd issue that replaces horror with a need to build its protagonists and the mystery surrounding the quaint setting.

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8.8
Autumnal #3

Nov 26, 2020

A chapter that once again swims with realistic and relatable human drama while slowly upping the tension of this horror series.

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9.6
Autumnal #4

Jan 14, 2021

An issue full of its own stories that manages to be every bit as creepy as it is insightful.

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9.2
Autumnal #5

Mar 11, 2021

An intimate and focused piece of this creepy puzzle that is a masterwork of character storytelling and slow-burn horror plot development.

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9.2
Batman (2016) #125

Jul 7, 2022

Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez's run on the Caped Crusader starts off with a bang in an issue full of massive twists, contemplative mystery, and absolutely stunning visuals.

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9.2
Batman (2016) Annual #4

Oct 30, 2019

Tom King weaves a tale from the journal of Alfred Pennyworth, and in doing so creates one of the most memorable Batman stories in recent memory.

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9.8
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #1

Mar 15, 2022

Featuring a massively fun script from Mark Waid and phenomenal art from Dan Mora, Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1 is an absolute home run of a Superhero comic.

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8.8
Batman: Killing Time (2022) #1

Mar 1, 2022

With infectiously fun writing and stunning visuals, Batman: Killing Time sees King channeling Soderbergh into the Dark Knight with a superbly fun and intriguing first chapter.

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8.4
Batman: Reptilian #2

Jul 27, 2021

A sinister and fascinating comic, Reptilian is a bloody fascinating mystery that's shaping up to be the perfect diversion for Batman fans craving something new.

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9.6
Beatnik Buenos Aires OGN

Jan 27, 2021

A vivid account of a you-had-to-be-there period in the development of art in the modern world, rife with character and poetry and presented in an irresistible work of exaggerated psuedo-biographies.

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8
Big Girls #1

Jul 18, 2020

A sharply paced first issue with ample world-building and stellar artwork.

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8
Billionaire Island #1

Mar 6, 2020

Mark Russel brings his personal brand of commentary and satire to capitalisms' endgame.

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8
Black Panther (2021) #1

Nov 23, 2021

John Ridley and Juann Cabal are off to strong start in Black Panther #1, with a well-paced and intriguing opening chapter full of political intrigue and espionage.

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8.2
Blade Runner: 2029 #1

Dec 14, 2020

A follow-up to both the original film and the Blade Runner 2019 series that drops you right back into this dingy cyberpunk world without missing a beat.

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8.6
Blade Runner: 2029 #2

Jan 11, 2021

A gripping second chapter that expands upon this story's own mystery, as well as the lore of the Blade Runner universe in stellar fashion.

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8.6
Bliss (2020) #1

Jun 26, 2020

A mesmerizing first issue with an original concept and beautiful artwork with the potential to be one of Image's most memorable comics of the year.

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9
Blood Stained Teeth #1

Apr 27, 2022

Despite being a bit scatter-brained, Blood Stained Teeth #1 has enough style to make it one of the most striking and clever vampire stories in recent memory.

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6.2
Blood Syndicate (2022): Season One #1

May 10, 2022

A mixed bag of a first chapter, Blood Syndicate #1 suffers from worn tropes and inconsistencies taking time from its greater moments.

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9.2
Bog Bodies OGN

Mar 21, 2020

A wholly original and unforgettable take on small-scale crime and its haunting effects.

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9
Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #1

Oct 19, 2021

Off to an intriguing start, Catwoman: Lonely City #1 proves that Cliff Chiang is more than just an incredible artist - but a capable storyteller in his own right.

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10
Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #2

Dec 21, 2021

Cliff Chiang nails this 2nd chapter of Catwoman: Lonely City #2 with an exciting and gorgeous comic that sticks the landing in every category.

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10
Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #3

Apr 19, 2022

Emotionally gut-punching and massively entertaining, Catwoman: Lonely City #3 proves once again that Cliff Chiang is an absolute wizard of the comics medium.

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8.4
Chu (2020) #1

Jul 23, 2020

A rowdy, goofy, and brilliantly drawn start to this anticipated sequel series.

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8
Cojacaru: The Skinner #1

Apr 18, 2021

A whirl of narration and magical combat makes this a head-spinning but still thoroughly entertaining start to this Mignola comic, with intriguing lore and fantastically eerie artwork.

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7.2
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Oct 23, 2019

Despite some messy opening pages, "Count Crowley" #1 is a fun and pulpy start to what's a love letter to classic creature horror, and a promising debut from a first-time comic writer.

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8.6
Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Apr 24, 2022

A triumphant return, Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1 is a sequel that gets right down to business with a fast-paced script and outstanding visuals.

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8
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #2

Nov 18, 2019

David Dastmalchian ramps up the mystery and action in a well-paced and fun to read second issue.

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8
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #3

Dec 18, 2019

This third chapter dials back on the monster to focus on ancient conspiracies and familial drama.

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8.2
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #4

Jan 19, 2020

A cathartic finale that promises more for the future.

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9
Cowboy Bebop (2022) #1

Jan 25, 2022

With a fun plot, snappy dialogue, and outstanding art, Cowboy Bebop #1 stands infinitely taller than the ill-fated Netflix adaptation that spawned it.

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9
Cowboy Bebop (2022) #2

Mar 3, 2022

A resounding success, Cowboy Bebop #2 sees Dan Watters and Lamar Mathurin craft a stellar adaptation of Watanabe's original anime.

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8.2
Daisy (2021) #1

Dec 8, 2021

An unsettling and intriguing start, Daisy #1 offers a unique take on a biblical tale with outstanding visuals.

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9
Dark Blood #1

Jul 20, 2021

An intense and necessarily uncomfortable read, Dark Blood starts off strong with a brilliant premise , knife-sharp writing and staggering visual work, all of which work together to create one of the best debut issues of the year.

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8
Dark Blood #2

Aug 26, 2021

An emotionally powerful chapter, Dark Blood #2 is a beautiful issue with a steady buildup towards what is sure to be an explosive climax.

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9
Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1

Jul 18, 2022

A unique tale for comics to tackle, Snyder and Sherman's Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 is a deeply compelling comic from the perspective of people used and forgotten by society.

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8
DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #1

Oct 5, 2021

Lovably crude and irresistibly gross, Soul Plumber #1 is good dumb fun in a predictable but hilarious horror-comedy package.

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7.6
Dead Body Road: Bad Blood #1

Jun 22, 2020

A raw first issue of rural vigilante justice with an absolute boss of a protagonist.

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8
Deadbox #1

Sep 5, 2021

A deeply personal look at living in small-town America, Deadbox #1 is a fascinating and painfully relevant comic that plays its true plot close to the chest.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #1062

Jul 26, 2022

Poetic and unsettling, Detective Comics #1062 sees the beginning of Ram V and Rafael Albuquerque's run with something ancient slithering its way into the heart of Gotham - and the Dark Knight itself.

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9.8
Do A Powerbomb #1

Jun 4, 2022

Daniel Warren Johnson is back again with a pro-wrestling comic full of heart, emotion, and absolute ass-kickery of the highest quality.

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9.6
Do A Powerbomb #2

Jul 20, 2022

While not quite as explosive as the debut, Do A Powerbomb #2 is still a fantastic comic with great wrestling action, heavy emotional weight, and an insane twist that will leave readers begging for explanation in chapters to come.

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7.8
Duo (2022) #1

May 17, 2022

A sharp and intelligently written comic, Duo #1 is another solid entry into DC's Milestone initiative let down a peg by just so-so visuals.

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10
Eat The Rich #1

Aug 17, 2021

An unbelievably smart and cutting read, Eat The Rich #1 comes off like a mix of The Graduate and a Boots Riley film; an absolutely brilliant comic in every way.

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9.8
Echolands #1

Aug 24, 2021

A dimensional-shift of a first issue, Echolands #1 is the peak of fantasy and lore-building in the comics medium.

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9.6
Echolands #2

Sep 27, 2021

An exciting and visually astounding genre-bender, Echolands #2 keeps this new series' momentum going with an intense and lore-filled chapter.

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7.4
Eight Billion Genies #1

Apr 20, 2022

A charming first chapter, Eight Billion Genies #1 is an amusing comic that has enough character to overcome its rather unoriginal concept.

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7
Endless Winter (2020): Superman #1

Dec 8, 2020

A simple feel-good one-shot that doesn't let its attachment to a big crossover event cloud its needed message for today's world.

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7.8
Entropy (2022) #1

Jul 5, 2022

While a bit hard to parse, Entropy #1 is still a compelling opening chapter, promising a future series of insane cosmic anomalies and character tragedy.

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8
Eternals (2021): The Heretic #1

Mar 16, 2022

Fascinating if not a bit slow, Eternals: The Heretic #1 treats us to cosmic philosophizing and some Kirby-style grandiose comic storytelling, making for a truly great one-shot story.

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7.6
Far Sector #1

Nov 13, 2019

Despite a couple minor structural issues, "Far Sector #1" is a beautiful and intriguing introduction to a new character and a mysterious crime plot.

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9
Far Sector #2

Dec 11, 2019

A stellar follow-up issue that ups the intrigue and settles into its own story.

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8.6
Far Sector #3

Jan 22, 2020

A chapter that sheds light upon the socio-political issues of The City Enduring, while making parallels to our own history.

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8.6
Far Sector #4

Feb 26, 2020

A chapter that takes its time to explore the ramifications of its action sequences with smart dialogue and incredible art.

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8.6
Far Sector #5

Mar 25, 2020

A poignant chapter with riveting backstory and more building blocks in the series' main mystery.

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8.6
Far Sector #6

Jun 2, 2020

Far Sector's focus on character and socio-political issues and phenomenal art continue to be a winning combination.

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8.6
Far Sector #7

Aug 6, 2020

An issue that once again raises the stakes of Mullein's task, and also expands upon the already massive lore behind this series.

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8.6
Far Sector #8

Oct 6, 2020

The eighth chapter of this Green Lantern series adds even more deep complexities and political intrigue to this already thrilling comic.

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8.4
Far Sector #9

Dec 1, 2020

A comparatively uneventful issue of this space-crime noir that still offers insightful commentary and continually incredible visuals.

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9.6
Far Sector #10

Feb 2, 2021

Far Sector's steadily building political subplot erupts into the front-and-center of the story, making for a disturbingly relevant start to this comic's endgame.

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8.6
Far Sector #11

Apr 6, 2021

A hectic, complex, and gorgeous issue that lays out the players and allegiances in a massive uprising in the second to final issue of this stellar series.

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8.6
Ghost Rider (2022) #1

Feb 22, 2022

An absolute ride from start to finish, Ghost Rider #1 is the exact kind of heavy metal insanity you want and need from a comic starring Marvel's Spirit of Vengeance.

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8.2
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Thunderbird #1

May 2, 2022

A bold and thoughtful issue, Giant-Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1 is a risk that pays off.

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8.2
Hardware (2021): Season One #1

Aug 10, 2021

A poignant and energetic return, Hardware Season One #1 is a mixture of righteous fury and a hunt for justice in comic form.

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8.6
Harrow County: Lost Ones #1

May 11, 2022

Intriguing and atmospheric as ever, Tales From Harrow County: Lost Ones #1 is a fine start to this new chapter in Bunn and Crook's acclaimed universe.

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8.6
Harrow County: Fair Folk #1

Jul 18, 2021

A genuine return to form for this outstanding horror series, with an issue that focuses on its core characters' relationships and sends us right into the creepiness in mysterious and charming fashion.

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9.6
Harrow County: Death's Choir #1

Dec 13, 2019

A phenomenal first issue for a sequel series that maintains all the charms and atmosphere of its acclaimed predecessor.

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9.6
Harrow County: Death's Choir #2

Jan 13, 2020

An eerie and riveting second chapter in a thus far phenomenal sequel series.

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8.6
Harrow County: Death's Choir #3

Feb 13, 2020

A simple but joyous and spooky chapter in this excellent sequel series.

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9
Harrow County: Death's Choir #4

Mar 8, 2020

A bittersweet and contemplative ending that promises more from the world of Harrow County.

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8.2
He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #1

Nov 20, 2019

"Masters of the Multiverse #1" is a sharply written and skillfully drawn return to the world of He-Man, with plenty of new twists and old references.

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7.2
Heavy #1

Sep 15, 2020

A sardonic and grimy opening chapter with great art, but inconsistent writing.

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8.6
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Night of the Cyclops #1

May 26, 2022

A sharp, fun, and gorgeous read, Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: Night Of The Cyclops goes down in the upper-tier of Hellboy universe one-shots.

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9.2
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier #1

Jun 27, 2022

A sharp, tense, and often hilarious comic, Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier is everything readers could want from a Hellboy Universe one-shot.

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7.2
Hidden Society #1

Feb 18, 2020

A debut issue that's gorgeous to behold, but a bore to read.

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7.8
His Name Is...Savage #1

Jan 16, 2020

Stewart Grant's action-espionage graphic novel some fifty years in the making is a brisk blast of a read and a damn good time to be had.

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9.4
Hollow Heart #1

Feb 18, 2021

An insightful, intimate, and mysterious opening chapter and one of the most fascinating starts to a comic released in recent years.

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7.8
Hotell #1

Mar 18, 2020

A demented and fun start to this short horror anthology series.

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8
Hotell #2

Apr 16, 2020

A horror short that irons out the weirdness of the first issue to create a more streamlined and darkly funny comic.

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8
Hotell #3

May 16, 2020

The most chilling story in this anthology thus far, and one that uncovers some secrets of this mysterious hotel.

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9
I Hate This Place #1

May 17, 2022

A well-executed blast, I Hate This Place #1 mashes a bunch of horror tropes together and mixes them with great characters and stellar art for one of the most fun creature-feature comics in recent memory.

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8.8
I Walk With Monsters #1

Nov 23, 2020

An atmospheric, complex, and superbly intriguing opening chapter to yet another winner in Vault Comics' horror lineup.

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8.2
Impact Winter (2022) #1

Jul 11, 2022

A well-paced and relatively inventive take on vampire stories, Impact Winter #1 is an exciting start to this post-apocalyptic tale of survival and monster-slaying.

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8
Iron Fist (2022) #1

Feb 16, 2022

While a bit generic, Iron Fist #1 sees an exciting and necessary change to the identity of the protector of K'un-Lun.

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8.8
Joe Hill's Rain (2021) #1

Dec 19, 2021

A heartbreaking and stunning adaptation, Rain #1 is a fantastic opening to this character-driven apocalyptic tale.

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6.4
Joy Operations #1

Nov 25, 2021

Brian Bendis's first new Jinxworld comic may have Stephen Byrne's beautiful art, but it's so painfully written that it makes such views tough to enjoy.

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9
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #1

Sep 7, 2021

An exciting opening chapter, Ka-Zar: Lord Of The Savage Land #1 is a stellar first issue that reintroduces readers to this world and its characters with engaging lore and earth-shaking action.

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8.6
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #3

Nov 18, 2021

An affecting and brutal chapter, Zac Thompson & Co. continue to impress with a narratively incisive and visually stunning reimagining of Ka-Zar in a modern context.

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8.4
Kill Whitey Donovan #1

Dec 6, 2019

A slightly dense but brilliantly atmospheric and hair-raisingly tense debut issue with one of the most promising story premises of the year.

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8.4
Kill Whitey Donovan #2

Jan 4, 2020

A tense second issue that doubles down on the terror of living in the Civil War South as anything but a white man.

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8
Kill Whitey Donovan #3

Feb 2, 2020

A fast-paced and intense chapter that entertains despite feeling like an extension of the prior issue.

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8
Kill Whitey Donovan #4

Mar 2, 2020

An intense issue with new internal character struggles and ominous messaging.

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8.4
Kill Whitey Donovan #5

May 21, 2020

An intense final issue with sky-high stakes that promises more satisfying acts of vengeance in the future.

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9
Killadelphia #1

Nov 23, 2019

Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander create a great first issue that is a tense mix of crime procedural, familial drama and supernatural horror.

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8
King Conan (2021) #1

Dec 22, 2021

A bloody and action filled-return, Aaron and Asrar's King Conan #1 is a great start to this follow up to their prior Conan work, and a solid addition to Conan tales as a whole.

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8
Knights of X (2022) #1

Apr 25, 2022

As dense as it is audacious, Knights Of X #1 is the perfect comic for readers who like a bit of medieval fantasy in their X-Men stories.

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8.2
Knights of X (2022) #2

Jun 1, 2022

A thoroughly entertaining and action-packed chapter, Knights Of X #2 is a surefire indicator that Tini Howard and Bob Quinn's new mutants & medieval magic series is going to be once exciting ride.

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7.8
Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens #1

Mar 22, 2021

A fast-paced and adventurous follow-up to Mignola and Christopher Golden's Baltimore, held back a bit by an almost overwhelming amoount of information but held together by great action and excellent visual wok.

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9
Legion of X (2022) #1

May 24, 2022

Spurrier returns to Krakoa with Legion Of X for a wildly intriguing and complex comic that is as visually stunning as it is strange.

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8.6
Little Monsters #1

Feb 20, 2022

A disturbingly fun opening chapter, Little Monsters #1 sees Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen quietly creating a world of terrors and lore that teases so much more to come.

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9
Little Monsters #2

Apr 6, 2022

Perfectly paced and wonderfully compelling, Little Monsters #2 continues to prove that Lemire and Nguyen are one of the fiercest and most capable creative duos in comics.

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8.6
Lost Soldiers (2020) #1

Jul 29, 2020

A war comic gifted with haunting passages, a unique dual-plot focus, and stellar artwork.

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9
Mazebook #1

Sep 9, 2021

A painful and evocative read, Mazebook #1 sees Lemire plumbing the depths of emotional loss while building a cerebral mystery around that same loss.

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9.4
Mazebook #2

Oct 12, 2021

A chapter of painful determination, Mazebook #2 poses more questions and further obfuscates reality in Jeff Lemire's insightful and heavy treatise on grief and its everlasting effects.

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9.4
Mazebook #3

Nov 8, 2021

Increasingly compelling with impeccable character writing, Mazebook #3 continues to fascinate and awe its way to the top of Lemire's creations.

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9
Mazebook #4

Dec 14, 2021

A fever-dream of an issue, Mazebook #4 sees Lemire at his most creative and experimental to deliver yet another tense and engaging chapter.

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9.4
Mazebook #5

Jan 11, 2022

A succinct and powerful finale, Lemire focuses the essence of Mazebook down to its inevitable bittersweet conclusion, thereby ending one of the best works of his career.

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9.2
Mirka Andolfo's Sweet Paprika #1

Jul 27, 2021

Endlessly charming and deviously clever, Sweet Paprika is a must-read for fans of off-kilter and raunchy romantic comedy.

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9.2
Mirka Andolfo's Sweet Paprika #2

Aug 30, 2021

A delightful second chapter, Sweet Paprika #2 delves further into Paprika's past traumas while maintaining the momentum of its humor and character developments.

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9.6
Mirka Andolfo's Sweet Paprika #3

Sep 19, 2021

Another delightful chapter, Sweet Paprika #3 offers humor and relatable sadness in a stunningly drawn package - complete with a hilarious final revelation.

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6.8
Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom (2021) #1

May 25, 2021

A gorgeous debut issue marred by an unfocused script that tries to tackle too many things at once.

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8.6
Monkey Prince (2022) #1

Feb 1, 2022

Despite feeling a bit rushed, Monkey Prince #1 is a refreshing blast of a debut issue with an immensely fun script and phenomenal artwork.

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8.6
Monkey Prince (2022) #2

Mar 1, 2022

Energetic and goofy, Monkey Prince #2 continues the momentum of the first issue with a comic that is a relentless joy to behold.

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8.4
New Masters #1

Feb 1, 2022

Both fresh and familiar, New Masters #1 offers a unique and exciting perspective on science fiction, with a smart script and stunning visual work from the brothers Coker.

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9.4
Night of the Ghoul #1

Oct 7, 2021

Both fitting tribute and unique take, Night Of The Ghoul #1 is a suspenseful and chilling opening chapter to Snyder and Francavilla's new horror outing.

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8.6
Nita Hawes' Nightmare Blog #1

Oct 21, 2021

A terrifying spinoff of Killadelphia, Nita Hawes Nightmare Blog #1 is a promising start to this new story in Barnes and Alexander's world of supernatural terrors.

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7.6
No One's Rose #1

Mar 12, 2020

A slightly intriguing but blatantly derivative start to a post-apocalyptic comic story.

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8.4
November #1

May 5, 2020

The first handful of pieces to a larger puzzle delivered in a mysterious gripping package.

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8.6
November #2

May 9, 2020

A riveting second chapter that hones itself on characterization and rapidly increasing stakes.

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9.6
Our Encounters with Evil #1

Oct 31, 2019

Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell create a spooky yet hilarious graphic novel full of clever twists and memorable moments.

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8.4
Parasomnia #1

Jun 28, 2021

Parasomnia #1 is a gorgeous and compelling opening chapter that that leaves much to the imagination, begging its readers to continue to the next issue.

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7.4
Parasomnia #2

Jul 29, 2021

An intriguing premise and phenomenal artwork keep Parasomnia #2 aloft despite its disappointingly exposition-laden plot reveals.

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7
Parasomnia #3

Sep 1, 2021

An interesting issue, Parasomnia #3 engages in intriguing and well-paced storytelling to build into this supernatural-thriller's final issue.

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7.6
Parasomnia #4

Sep 25, 2021

Ending as mysteriously as it began, Parasomnia #4 concludes this miniseries in intriguing fashion that feels less frustrating than prior issues and teases the possibility of more to come.

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8.6
Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace (2022) #1

Jan 25, 2022

In true Garth Ennis fashion, Peacemaker: Disturbing The Peace #1 is a hilarious and meticulously crafted opening that nails the tone for this patriotic mass-murderer.

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9.6
Poison Ivy (2022) #1

Jan 1, 1970

Delightfully twisted yet notably sad, Wilson and Takara's Poison Ivy #1 is a viscerally engaging and stunning start to this solo-series starring one of Batman's best foes.

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8.2
Proctor Valley Road #1

Mar 9, 2021

Equal parts The Goonies, Stranger Things, and Forest Gump, this is an impressive and fun start to this teenage horror comic that functions as a time capsule, combining the American culture of the 1970's with an entertaining horror story.

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8.8
Proctor Valley Road #2

Apr 14, 2021

A wickedly smart and funny comic issue that doubles down on the socio-political issues of its era via character storytelling almost to the point where the supernatural elements fell out of place.

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7
Punisher (2022) #1

Mar 8, 2022

Aaron & Co.'s Punisher #1 is a solid and intriguing, if not a bit flawed new chapter in the story of Marvel's flagship killer.

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9.6
Rain Like Hammers #1

Jan 20, 2021

A lonely and oddly breathtaking look at depression, change, and the used future we may find ourselves in.

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9.4
Rain Like Hammers #2

Feb 23, 2021

A dizzyingly energetic but highly intelligent conceptual sci-fi comic with a great mix of absurdity and emotion.

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9.4
Rain Like Hammers #3

Mar 24, 2021

Another immensely clever chapter in Graham's latest outing full of witty comedy, class commentary, and beautifully weird visuals.

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9.4
Rain Like Hammers #4

Apr 20, 2021

Brandon Graham outdoes himself with the most mind-bending issue of this high-concept satire yet, rife with clones, sex robots, and self-birthing.

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10
Rain Like Hammers #5

May 17, 2021

Brandon Graham's poignant satire comes to a bittersweet end that will leave you thinking about it for long after you close the book.

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7.2
Red Atlantis #1

Nov 14, 2020

An opening chapter of murderous political intrigue that offers an intriguing start, but doesn't do much to separate itself from the rest of the genre.

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8.6
Red Border #1

Mar 16, 2020

A tense and action-packed first issue with great dialogue and stellar artwork

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8
Red Border #2

Apr 11, 2020

While it may fumble its handling of social problems, Red Border #2 is still a chilling and well-paced second chapter in this unique thriller.

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9
Redfork OGN

Nov 10, 2020

A genuinely unnerving horror comic that keeps its hand on the pulse of class exploitation and the abysmal status of impoverished mining communities.

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8
Second Chances #1

Aug 18, 2021

Propped up by incredible artwork, Second Chances #1 takes an entertaining yet generic plot and makes it exciting through pure style.

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9.6
Sins of the Black Flamingo #1

Jun 30, 2022

Cathartic, fun, and constantly surprising, Sins Of The Black Flamingo #1 is a wonderfully unique gem of a comic book and a salve for the burning insanity of our current reality.

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8.6
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #1

Feb 5, 2020

An emotionally impactful and action-packed restart for Marvel's Darth Vader comics.

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7.8
Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2022) #1

May 4, 2022

A well-constructed and entertaining comic, Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 will make for a solid read for any major fan of the iconic Jedi Master.

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8.6
Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) #1

Jan 6, 2021

An exciting return to a new setting within the Star Wars universe, full of high-octane adventure, fun characters, and familiar-yet-unseen sights.

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9
Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) #2

Feb 3, 2021

A phenomenal second issue full of tension and surprise action that manages to keep things different while still very much being Star Wars.

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8.6
Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) #3

Mar 3, 2021

An entertaining third chapter that introduces a bold new threat into the Star Wars universe, with a solid (if not occasionally hammy) script and phenomenal visuals.

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8.6
Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) #4

Apr 7, 2021

An issue that introduces us to some more fresh ideas within the Star Wars universe, while still working wonders in fleshing out its cast of characters.

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7.8
Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) #5

May 12, 2021

Although it resolves with a bit of an absurd twist, 'The High Republic" #5 is still an entertaining and fast paced Star Wars comic with high stakes and ever-fantastic artwork.

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9
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha #1

May 4, 2021

A blast of an issue that manages to adhere to the main plot of the original Star Wars films while offering a kickass new tale with plenty of fan service and action. A surefire hit for any Star Wars fan.

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8
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1

Jun 2, 2021

Charles Soule expands on the crevices of untold Star Wars stories with an exciting opening issue that brings back some long gone characters, all with stellar work by the visual team.

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7
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #2

Jul 14, 2021

Like much of the recent Star Wars output, War of the Bounty Hunters #2 is a solidly entertaining but very busy comic that mixes intriguing character mingling with big appearances, nearly overstuffing its page length.

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8.6
Starhenge: The Dragon and the Boar #1

Jun 27, 2022

Wildly imaginative and visually astonishing, Liam Sharp's StarHenge will be a challenge for some to engage with, but is a real treat for those who take the dive into this comic's stunning use of mythology.

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9
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

Jun 16, 2021

"Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow" #1 is a delightful and stunning debut issue. While it may be a bit long-winded, Tom King's script captures the essence of a classic genre and fuses it with a superhero story for a character journey that needs to be discovered. The visuals from Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes are beyond gorgeous, bringing this world and these characters to life with emotional complexity and vast beauty.

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8.6
Sweet Tooth: The Return #1

Nov 3, 2020

Jeff Lemire returns to one of his greatest works with an opening chapter that leaves the reader thoroughly entertained while begging for answers.

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8
Sweet Tooth: The Return #2

Dec 9, 2020

An exciting second chapter that clears up the haze of mystery and reveals some of its connections to the original comic.

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8.8
Sweet Tooth: The Return #4

Feb 9, 2021

The chapter that finally reveals the truth about the where, how, and why behind this series that is a massive treat for readers of the original comic.

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9
Sweet Tooth: The Return #5

Mar 9, 2021

A climactic issue that sets up this miniseries' endgame and sets the emotional stakes for our main cast is a way that will prove to be either uplifting - or heartbreaking.

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8.2
Sweet Tooth: The Return #6

Apr 13, 2021

An entertaining and emotionally impactful final chapter that almost paradoxically renders this entire sequel-series inconsequential.

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8.2
Taarna (2020) #1

Dec 16, 2020

An epic flight across the stars starts this gorgeous new adventure from Heavy Metal Magazine's long-standing icon.

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8.2
Taarna (2020) #3

Feb 25, 2021

A bog-standard fantasy and sword & sorcery issue in terms of writing and plot, but one that's saved by incredible visual work.

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8.6
The Bone Orchard Mythos: The Passageway #1

Apr 28, 2022

Albeit a bit vague, The Passageway starts off Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's Bone Orchard Mythos in grand, disturbing and unsettling fashion.

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8.6
The Butcher of Paris #1

Dec 2, 2019

"The Butcher of Paris" #1 is a tense and well-orchestrated start to a promising historical-horror series.

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8
The Butcher of Paris #2

Jan 2, 2020

A slow, contemplative second chapter that still offers some chilling moments.

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8.2
The Butcher of Paris #4

Mar 3, 2020

An issue that continues the series' trend of capitalizing on its historic setting while increasing the complexity of its stellar plot.

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8.2
The Butcher of Paris #5

May 27, 2020

A final issue with a turbulent yet satisfying road to the end of the line.

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7
The Clock #1

Jan 8, 2020

An intriguing if not slightly antiseptic start to a hard sci-fi mini-series.

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9
The Closet #1

May 14, 2022

Deeply human and unnerving, The Closet #1 is a stellar horror comic with a top-tier Tynion script and outstanding visual work from Fullerton and O'Halloran.

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9
The Dollhouse Family #1

Nov 13, 2019

Vertigo Icons M.R. Carey and Peter Gross return to comics for one of the most darkly intriguing first issues of the year.

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8.6
The Dollhouse Family #2

Dec 11, 2019

Time and guilt are the main players in this slow-burn horror that continues to up the stakes in its second issue.

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8.6
The Dollhouse Family #3

Jan 8, 2020

Carey and Gross jump through even more time to provide the most haunting chapter of "The Dollhouse Family" yet.

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9
The Dollhouse Family #4

Feb 12, 2020

An issue that escalates this series' mounting sense of dread while still offering plenty of character development.

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8.2
The Dollhouse Family #5

Mar 11, 2020

A quiet issue full of revelations and demonic surprises.

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8.6
The Dollhouse Family #6

May 19, 2020

A satisfying finale that opens up the universe of this mini-series to immense possibilities.

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9.6
The Dreaming (2018) #15

Nov 6, 2019

Si Spurrier and Bilquis Evely once again deliver a chapter of "The Dreaming" that is both beautiful and terrifying to behold.

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7.8
The Dreaming (2018) #16

Dec 4, 2019

An intriguing issue laden with plot bombshells and clever twists, if not still marred slightly by its delivery and lack of Bilquis Evely's art.

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9.6
The Dreaming (2018) #17

Jan 1, 2020

A stellar and emotional chapter that propels us towards the end of Spurrier and Evely' s beautifully complex run on The Dreaming.

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8.6
The Dreaming (2018) #18

Feb 5, 2020

An emotionally satisfying and mystical end to Si Spurrier & Co.'s run on The Dreaming.

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9.2
The Dreaming (2018) #19

Mar 4, 2020

A cathartic and beautiful beginning to Spurrier & Evely's finale.

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9.8
The Dreaming (2018) #20

Apr 27, 2020

Si Spurrier and Bilquis Evely's story comes to a beautiful conclusion with one of the most memorable chapters in all of Sandman

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8.8
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #1

Aug 4, 2020

A new Sandman chapter that starts with an immensely entertaining bang.

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9.2
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #2

Sep 1, 2020

A fun second chapter that opens up the backstory of our new characters and offers some neat surprises for long-time Sandman fans.

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9.2
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #3

Oct 8, 2020

A delightful chapter full of emotion and mythologic mysticism.

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9.8
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #4

Nov 5, 2020

An outstanding issue that covers every emotional base a comic could potentially cover with a deft hand and a stunning flourish.

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9
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #5

Dec 1, 2020

A satisfying end to The Waking Hours opening story arc, with meaningful character moments and appeals to Sandman fans new and old.

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9.2
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #6

Jan 5, 2021

A hypnotizing, intense, and wildly fun issue that sets up the next arc of this outstanding serries.

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8.6
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #7

Feb 2, 2021

A chapter that serves more as a transition point rather than an event in and of itself, filled with familiar characters, sharp writing, and solid (if not slightly inconsistent) visual work.

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9.8
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #8

Mar 2, 2021

A beautiful, hilarious, and enchanting issue that encapsulate all there is to offer in the Sandman Universe.

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9.2
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020) #9

Apr 6, 2021

A comparatively uneventful but still clever and entertaining issue, held aloft by great character dialogue and ever-astounding artwork.

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8.6
The Goddamned: The Virgin Brides #1

Jun 30, 2020

An unsettling and unrelenting first issue of this sequel series that is worthy of its predecessor.

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8
The Golem Walks Among Us! #1

Aug 3, 2021

Like any great Mignola comic, The Golem Walks Among Us is a massively entertaining romp full of magic, monsters, and lore.

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9
The Kill Lock #1

Dec 27, 2019

Livio Ramondelli surprises with an original and intelligent first issue of a highly promising new sci-fi series.

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9.4
The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #1

Mar 10, 2022

Livio Ramondelli returns to his brilliant original universe with The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #1, and it may be the best debut issue of the year so far.

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9.4
The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #2

Apr 12, 2022

A wonderfully exciting and wildly intense issue, The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #2 is an powerful second chapter that once again demonstrates Livio Ramindelli's immense creative prowess.

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9
The Kill Lock #2

Jan 21, 2020

Ramondelli continues to inspire awe with robotic character backstory, world-building, and incredible artwork.

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9
The Kill Lock #3

Feb 25, 2020

Careful dialogue and breathtaking art bring another fantastic issue of this unexpectedly human series.

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8.6
The Kill Lock #4

Mar 24, 2020

The fourth chapter of this series adds considerable emotional weight and increases the stakes as we near the story's climax.

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8.6
The Kill Lock #5

Jun 9, 2020

A climactic issue that blends brutal and dramatic action with tense storytelling.

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9
The Kill Lock #6

Jul 28, 2020

A final chapter loaded with emotional character revelations, wicked-smart twists, and an ending sure to satisfy series readers.

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8.6
The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #1

Apr 12, 2022

James Tynion brings his unique brand of horror to the Sandman Universe with Nightmare Country #1, a gruesome and unique read that is sure to please both classic Sandman fans and complete newcomers.

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7
The Scumbag #1

Oct 19, 2020

A comic that reads like a shadow of Remender's usual prowess, saved by fantastic visual work.

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7.6
The Sword of Hyperborea #1

Jan 9, 2022

Little more than a puzzle-piece, Sword Of Hyperborea #1 will be a neat treat for Hellboy diehards, but a meaningless (yet gorgeous) slog for anyone else.

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8.6
The Tankies OGN

Mar 29, 2021

Battlefields: The Tankies is a brilliantly well-written and thoroughly researched tribute to the tank crewman who fought and struggled during the late stages of World War II and the Korean conflict. Garth Ennis does what he does best by presenting a spot-on representation of battlefield conditions and some of his best character writing to date. The visual work of Carlos and Hector Ezquerra and Tony Avina crafts both believable character art and a realistic setting.

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8.2
The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem #1

Sep 30, 2020

A spectacularly frantic return to Gerard Way and MCR's insane counter-culture fight song of a comic.

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9
The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem #2

Oct 31, 2020

An action-packed and breakneck-paced second issue that delivers on every possible front, with huge forward momentum carrying into the next issue.

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8.6
The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem #3

Dec 4, 2020

Another wicked sharp and over-the-top chapter of this crazy comic series with outstanding artwork and a focus on its human core.

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7.4
The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion: Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas #1

Nov 16, 2019

While the presentation of the story is a bit clunky, Way and Edwards still manage to bring on a weird and unique Christmas tale in the Umbrella Academy universe.

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9
The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #1

Aug 11, 2021

Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook team up for yet another winner in the Black Hammer lineup with The Unbelievable Unteens #1.

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8.6
The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #3

Oct 10, 2021

The World of Black Hammer continues to expand with Unbelievable Unteens #3, in a standard yet still compelling chapter of classic-comics pastiche and team drama.

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7.4
The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #4

Nov 10, 2021

Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook end this chapter in the Black Hammer universe with a charming and gorgeous, yet very safe end in The Unbelievable Unteens #4.

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7.6
The Witcher: Witch's Lament #1

May 26, 2021

An opening chapter for another of Dark Horse's Witcher spin-offs that lands a bit unevenly, with some rough pacing and solid but inconsistent artwork that is saved by a stellar creepy tone and universe-faithful characterizations.

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7.8
Time Before Time #1

May 11, 2021

An intriguing start to this time travel focused ruined future series, with its influences on its sleeve and some unique visual work.

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8
Undone By Blood #1

Feb 9, 2020

A convoluted frame narrative hides an intriguing plot brought out by fantastic visuals.

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8.8
Vinyl #1

Jun 19, 2021

Wagner, Hillyard, and Stewart deliver an absurdly over the top and darkly hilarious opening chapter of cults and teddy bear-clad murder, with a sharp script and brilliantly vivid artwork.

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10
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #1

Nov 7, 2021

A mix of The Warriors, Mad Max, and the sensibilities of My Chemical Romance's Danger Days, this is an impossibly cool mix of styles and mediums into comics.

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6.2
Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #1

Nov 26, 2019

Despite an intriguing premise and solid dialogue writing, this debut issue of a new Witchfinder series suffers from an unoriginal chain of events and lackluster art.

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5.8
Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #2

Dec 18, 2019

Edward Grey once again finds himself in a lackluster issue with messy pacing and lackluster character art.

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7.8
Wonder Woman (2016) Annual #3

Oct 30, 2019

Steve Orlando & Co. deliver a by the numbers but satisfying Wonder Woman issue that's brought down slightly by its event crossover ties.

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10
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons (2021) #1

Nov 30, 2021

DeConnick and Jimenez deliver a wondrous piece of mythic storytelling with Wonder Woman Historia #1, and one that supersedes the Superhero genre itself.

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9.2
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons (2021) #2

Apr 5, 2022

As grandiose as its predecessor, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #2 offers a satisfying and immensely compelling follow-up to one of the greatest opening chapters of the past several years.

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8.6
World of Krypton (2021) #1

Dec 7, 2021

Robert Venditti and Michael Avon Oeming open World Of Krypton with a perfectly-paced, smartly written, and well-drawn chapter that brings us back to a world both familiar and totally alien.

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8.6
Yasmeen #1

Jul 21, 2020

A first issue that is rife with humanity, loss, and a perspective seldom seen in the Western world.

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8.6
Yasmeen #2

Aug 18, 2020

A brutal chapter that handles its unsettling subject matter with a delicate intelligence, while still ensuring the finer points of the issue come across neatly.

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8
Yasmeen #3

Oct 12, 2020

Another emotionally painful chapter that explores the impossible task of trying to make a new normal after unfathomable trauma.

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8
Yasmeen #4

Nov 21, 2020

A slightly cliched but sweet and effective chapter that finally has life looking up for our protagonist - as soon as she can open up about her trauma.

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8.4
Yasmeen #5

Dec 20, 2020

A chapter that offers closure for Yasmeen's experiences while offering solace and commentary to relatable western-world social issues.

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7.6
Yasmeen #6

Jan 17, 2021

The final chapter of this immensely important comic series wraps everything up in an emotionally sentimental (and surprisingly action-packed) finale.

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8
Yondu (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

"Yondu #1" keeps it grimy and gives the titular character the exact kind of comic he deserves, while adding promise of a good time in the coming issues.

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8
Yondu (2019) #2

Nov 27, 2019

"Yondu #2" makes for a fun event tie-in with some messy and exposition-filled writing backed up by great action and fantastic artwork.

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7.8
Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1

Feb 16, 2021

A simple jaunt into an island of adventure featuring our favorite stone-handed hero, heavily inspired by island adventure tales of old.

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8
Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #2

Mar 31, 2021

A stellar issue of adventure on an island with dinosaurs, black magic, and giant apes, all led by a youthful HB who is an absolute joy to read, and carried by great Mignolaverse visual work.

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