Kat Calamia's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Newsarama, IGN Reviews: 266
7.3Avg. Review Rating

8.0
All-New Classic Archie: Your Pal Archie #1

Jul 27, 2017

Your Pal Archie #1 is a solid issue for fans who miss classic Archie storytelling, but still want a sprinkle of modern flare.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #25

Oct 12, 2017

All New Wolverine #25 is a solid issue that successfully tells a story about the past without feeling repetitive.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #26

Oct 26, 2017

All-New Wolverine #26 has a nice balance of humor, emotion and action " making for a solid second installment for the series' "Legacy" arc.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #29

Jan 18, 2018

All-New Wolverine #29 is a satisfying addition to one of All-New Wolverine's most entertaining arcs.

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8.8
All-New Wolverine #31

Mar 1, 2018

All-New Wolverine #31 makes a filler issue a must buy!

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #6

Apr 14, 2017

Combined with a fun twist on Annie's precognitive powers interacting with Cerebro, The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #6 is a strong story for the Parkers, but is also a great team up between the Spider-family and classic X-Men.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #8

Jun 16, 2017

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #8 sets up for an interesting and strong story as the side effects of the Venom symbiote tests MJ's will to be a superhero.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #9

Jul 24, 2017

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #9 is not only a strong issue for Mary Jane, but also for her relationship with Peter. It's their connection with each other that allows MJ to harness enough strength to fight against one of Spider-Man's deadliest foes.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #10

Aug 17, 2017

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #10 misses a few beats with Normie Osborn's characterization, but is a fun filler issue when focusing on Peter and Annie's father/daughter dynamic.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #12

Oct 12, 2017

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #12 is a nice story touching upon a different side of the Spider/Goblin dynamic, even if it feels similar to stories already told in the Spider mythos.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #16

Feb 15, 2018

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #16 touches upon some classic Spider-Man themes, but still struggles to find its own voice in the mix.

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9.0
Archie (2015) #20

May 17, 2017

Archie #20 proves that "Over the Edge" can live up to the arc's own hype. Juggling long-standing dynamics but injecting their daily routines with some surprisingly high stakes, it's an introduction that leaves the reader wanting more, and provides long time Archie fans with great character and relationship work " which is all you can ask for from a slice of life comic.

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7.0
Archie (2015) #21

Jun 22, 2017

Archie #21 mixes normal hijinks with emotional storytelling in a slightly unbalanced part two for "Over the Edge."

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9.0
Archie (2015) #22

Jul 18, 2017

Archie #22 builds up all the emotion needed for one dramatic reveal that will change Riverdale and Betty's life forever. This issue showcases one of the most important aspects of Archie - Riverdale as a community - so that when one person suffers the whole town suffers. "Over the Edge" continues to be one of the series' strongest arcs as it gives permanence to the normally light-hearted world of Archie.

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8.0
Archie (2015) #23

Aug 28, 2017

Archie #23 focuses on Betty's trauma from an outsiders' perspective, which should make Betty's narrative even stronger when the story hopefully shifts to her point of view.

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9.0
Archie (2015) #24

Sep 28, 2017

Archie #24 perfectly expresses how strong-willed Betty is as a character, but the real striking moments of this issue is when Mark Waid and Audrey Mok shows the complicated feelings Betty is struggling with behind closed doors.

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8.0
Archie (2015) #25

Nov 2, 2017

Archie #25 is at its strongest when focusing on the genuine relationships Betty has with her friends, but loses its footing when trying to add unnecessary drama.

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7.2
Archie (2015) #26

Dec 7, 2017

Archie #26 isn't a perfect issue, but still has strong enough character moments to make this a good addition to one of Archie's most emotional arcs.

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8.8
Archie (2015) #27

Jan 11, 2018

Archie #27 modernizes the franchise's classic love triangle in a story that shows the true reality of the complications that come with relationships and teen romance.

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7.9
Archie (2015) #28

Feb 15, 2018

Archie #28 tries to balance a few too many stories, but still delivers an overall solid character story.

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4.0
Avengers (2016) #678

Feb 1, 2018

Avengers #678 marks the end of "No Surrender's" long-winded first month, which continues to suffer from the arc's weekly format.

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5.0
Avengers (2016) #681

Feb 22, 2018

Avengers #681 has more character cohesiveness than past issues, but still struggles with a crowded roster.

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8.8
Babyteeth #7

Jan 4, 2018

Babyteeth #7 continues to do what the series does best as it further develops its mythology and characters.

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8.5
Babyteeth #8

Feb 15, 2018

Babyteeth #8 delivers an issue filled with twist and turns, but keeps the characters at the heart of the story, doing a great job at analyzing a mother's relationship with her child.

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5.0
Backways #1

Dec 21, 2017

Backways #1 tries to build a mystery around Anna and Sylvia and the world of the Backways, but the characters are too mysterious for us to get fully engrossed into the story.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #14

Aug 28, 2017

Batgirl #14 is a nice issue for Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson fans. It develops a solid plot that will hopefully dig up some interesting secrets from their past as the arc continues.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #19

Jan 25, 2018

Batgirl #19 doesn't have the most original plot, but Larson keeps the story entertaining as she does a good job at utilizing her nicely developed world of Burnside.

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6.0
Batgirl (2016) #20

Mar 1, 2018

The plot is weak, but Hope Larson's examination of Batgirl's connection to Burnside and further exploration of her eidetic-memory makes for an entertaining read.

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9.0
Batgirl (2016) Annual #1

Mar 30, 2017

Batgirl Annual #1 brings two fun-filled stories that make this comic worth its $4.99 price tag.

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7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #17

Dec 14, 2017

Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #17 delivers a good conclusion to a one-off story arc that allows one of the most iconic female teams to partner up with some of the other big female names of the DC Universe.

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3.9
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

Jan 11, 2018

If you are a Grayson fan you may enjoy this, but for Batgirl and the Birds of Prey this one-shot doesn't offer too much in story or art.

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7.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #19

Feb 15, 2018

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #19 is a good set up issue that does a seamless job at balancing Barbara's role as Batgirl and Oracle.

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10
Batman (2016) #21

Apr 19, 2017

Batman #21 is the perfect set-up for two of DC Comics’ best detectives (Batman and the Flash) unraveling DC Rebirth’s mystery. The best aspect of this issue is figuring out how the clues piece together and how they connect to the overall mystery of DC Rebirth and Watchmen. This gives reason for you not only to pick up the issue, but to analyze the story further through multiple readings.

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8.0
Batman: White Knight #2

Nov 2, 2017

With Batman: White Knight #2, Murphy succeeds in telling an interesting Elseworlds story that has enough twists and familiarity to keep you wanting to come back for more.

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7.0
Batman: White Knight #3

Dec 7, 2017

Batman White Knight #3 is mostly a set up issue, but still has enough twisted character moments to make this an entertaining read.

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7.5
Batman: White Knight #4

Jan 4, 2018

Batman: White Knight #4 begins on a jarring political note, but ends with the fun twists on the Batman mythos that made me first fall in love with the series.

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8.0
Batman: White Knight #5

Feb 8, 2018

The standout moments of this issue is the interactions Batman has with his family and Harley as he tries to figure out Jack's true evil motives. It's a hard accomplishment, but through these scenes Murphy is able to play with Batman's familiar dynamics in a new and fresh way.

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4.9
Batwoman (2017) #11

Jan 18, 2018

Batwoman #11 is a one-shot that solidifies the series' greater flaws.

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9.0
Batwoman: Rebirth #1

Feb 15, 2017

Batwoman: Rebirth #1 is exactly what a "Rebirth" issue should be. It’s new reader-friendly, but also entertaining for readers who are already fans of the character. Celebrating the past, present, and future of Kate Kane, this one-shot explores the character as an individual and shows how her relationships have affected the paths she’s taken in her life.

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8.5
Bettie Page #5

Nov 30, 2017

Bettie Page #5 is the series' best issue to date as it finds the perfect balance between Bettie Page's sass and espionage action.

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8.1
Bettie Page #7

Jan 25, 2018

Bettie Page is a book spy fans should not miss!

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7.0
Betty and Veronica: Vixens #3

Jan 25, 2018

Betty & Veronica Vixens #3 showcases the strength that comes with femininity as the girls find their individual prowess through their newly formed motor cycle gang.

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8.0
Birthright #29

Jan 4, 2018

Birthright #29 is a solid issue that utilizes the series' greatest elements to its advantage.

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7.7
Birthright #30

Feb 22, 2018

Birthright #30 does a great job at balancing Mikey fighting the devil inside, while still including his family in the narrative.

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8.0
Black Magick #6

Jun 29, 2017

Black Magick #6 is a solid return that helps readers adjust back into the story after months of the series being absent on their pull list.

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7.0
Black Magick #7

Aug 31, 2017

Black Magick #7 establishes a slow build, but has some interesting character developments to keep the reader interested.

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7.0
Black Magick #9

Nov 30, 2017

Black Magick #9 will probably be a better read in trade, but still has enough character moments to make it worth reading in a single issue format.

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8.2
Black Magick #10

Jan 25, 2018

The birth of Morgan and Annalee's baby has been an anticipation since the series' first issue, and Black Magick #10 doesn't disappoint on its "delivery".

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9.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #3

Nov 16, 2017

Bloodshot Salvation #3 biggest strength is its character moments; Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan beautifully chart the paths that brought Magic and Ray together and tore them apart.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #4

Dec 14, 2017

Bloodshot Salvation #4 didn't give me the Bloodshot story I expected, but that's what makes this series so fresh.

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8.0
Bloodshot: Salvation #6

Feb 15, 2018

Bloodshot Salvation is the perfect gateway into the world of Valiant!

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6.0
Charmed (2017) #1

Mar 7, 2017

If Charmed television fans need their fill of the Halliwell sisters, then Dynamite's Charmed #1 is a good issue to whet your palate, but if you are looking for this comic to bring something new to the franchise, then you'll be sadly disappointed. Charmed #1 does a great job at showcasing the lovable chemistry between the sisters, but brings a generic villain along for the ride.

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9.0
Copperhead #17

Dec 21, 2017

I'm sad to see Copperhead coming to an end, especially with the series now being at its best, but it's better that the series is ending on a high note rather than it fizzling out.

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7.0
Copperhead #18

Jan 18, 2018

Copperhead #18's pacing suffers from the intervention of the series' supporting characters, but when Clara is on panel it's hard not to enjoy this series as Faerber has created a very complicated, multi-layered protagonist.

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7.0
Crosswind #1

Jun 20, 2017

With this premiere issue Simone does a good job at introducing the two main characters’ differing personalities and the stakes they leave behind when they switch bodies. Crosswind #1 is a slow set-up, but leaves the reader with a lot of potential as the series enters its exciting incident at the end of the issue.

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9.0
Crosswind #2

Jul 27, 2017

Crosswind #2 captures Juniper and Cason's personalities perfectly as they both deal with each other's very different lifestyles. Gail Simone is already allowing them to grow as characters and we are only on the second issue of the series.

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8.0
Crosswind #4

Sep 28, 2017

The most appealing aspect of Crosswind #4 is not only Cason and Juniper navigating each other's lives, but the main leads learning more about themselves through this experience.

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7.0
Crosswind #5

Nov 2, 2017

Crosswind #5 is lacking when trying to squeeze in the series' long-winded mythology, but the issue finds its strength when exploring Juniper and Cason's character journeys.

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8.2
Crosswind #6

Jan 4, 2018

Crosswind #6 is a satisfying ending that puts a twist on your average body switching story.

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4.0
Dark Fang #1

Nov 16, 2017

By the end of the issue, Dark Fang #1 delves deeper into the series' mythos (taking some noticeable calls from Dracula's playbook), but the main character's lack of personality and the issue's off-beat opening makes this series hard for me to recommend.

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5.2
Defenders (2017) #8

Dec 21, 2017

Defenders #8 is worth buying for the dynamic art style, but takes a few missteps with the story.

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6.9
Defenders (2017) #9

Feb 1, 2018

The Defenders #9 had a lot of potential, but is still a stagnant read as Bendis reaches closer to his finish line.

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7.0
Defenders (2017) #10

Feb 22, 2018

The Defenders as a series never fully met its potential, but the finale leaves an open door for more exploration.

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5.0
Detective Comics (2016) #957

May 24, 2017

Detective Comics #957 puts an interesting twist on how vigilantes should approach heroism in Gotham City, but Stephanie’s characterization makes it hard to fully enjoy the issue. This spotlight story misses an opportunity to fully convey Stephanie’s motivations, which hurts the issue’s character moments.

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4.0
Detective Comics (2016) #963

Aug 28, 2017

Detective Comics #963 doesn't have a lot of plot progression, and sadly weighs Stephanie's character down even further as she continues toward her downward spiral.

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3.0
Detective Comics (2016) #964

Sep 18, 2017

Detective Comics #964 is a very slow burn, and sadly doesn't do any justice for the characters the issue spotlights.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #965

Sep 28, 2017

Detective Comics #965 gives our first true glimpse at Mr. Oz's lair, ending with a striking twist - one that adds even more mystery behind DC's "Rebirth."

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7.7
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #1

Feb 1, 2018

Detective Comics Annual #1 is one of the series' more cohesive stories, showing the strength behind showcasing one character instead of trying to squeeze the whole cast into a single issue.

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6.0
Edge of Venomverse #1

Jun 29, 2017

Edge of Venomverse #1 would have been a stronger issue with a more emotionally driven plot, but has some fun nods for hardcore Laura fans to enjoy.

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7.0
Elektra (2017) #4

May 25, 2017

Elektra #4 is a fun action issue that focuses on Elektra's strength as a fighter, but sadly the issue doesn't give much room to progress the story's plot.

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6.0
FCBD 2017: Fresh Off the Boat #1

May 4, 2017

Free Comic Book Day: Fresh Off the Boat is a great comic in concept, but a bit clunky in execution.

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8.0
FCBD 2017: The Loud House #1

May 4, 2017

Free Comic Book Day: The Loud House is a must-read for Loud House fans, but is also a great jumping-on point for potential new fans.

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8.0
Fence #1

Nov 16, 2017

Fence #1 kept me entertained with its character building and peek into the world of fencing, but got me totally hooked with the issue's cliffhanger and what this ending could mean for Nicholas and Seiji's rivalry.

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8.0
Fence #3

Jan 18, 2018

Fence #3 gives me all the elements of a great sports story that makes me feel fully embraced into the world of fencing.

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8.2
Fence #4

Feb 22, 2018

Fence #4 does this and more in one of comics' best current sport stories on the stands.

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7.0
Flash (2016) #21

Apr 28, 2017

While the second chapter of "The Button" is not as strong as the story arc's electrifying premiere, but still delivers an interesting narrative for Barry Allen fans.

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9.0
Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

Aug 11, 2017

Generations: Phoenix and Jean Grey #1 does exactly what you want with a book starring a telepathic superhero " it gets into her head.

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5.0
Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1

Aug 28, 2017

Generations: The Mighty Thor & The Unworthy Thor #1 lays the ground work for future storylines including Marvel Legacy #1, but misses the heart previous Generations issues delivered on.

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4.0
Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart #1

Sep 7, 2017

Generations: Iron Man/Ironheart has a few nice goodies with the appearances of The Next Avengers and Sorcerer Supreme Tony Stark, but this still isn't enough for the book's $4.99 price tag.

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9.0
Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

Aug 16, 2017

Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 keeps the Generation one-shots feeling fresh with a new perspective. If you are a Wolverine fan, this is a must-read issue that delivers an emotional, character-driven story that won't leave a dry eye in the house.

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8.0
Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1

Aug 31, 2017

Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1 is a fun issue that reestablishes Kate's relationship with her mentor, and reminds us why these two characters work so well together.

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8.0
Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1

Sep 21, 2017

Generations: Ms. Marvel & Ms. Marvel is a much needed one-shot that gives Kamala a new view on what it means to be a legacy hero.

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9.0
Go Go Power Rangers #1

Jul 26, 2017

Go Go Power Rangers is a breath of fresh air for fans looking for a more lighthearted, but still serious Power Rangers series. BOOM!'s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers story centers on building the mythology of the original team, whereas this new title is more about building the characters - proving that there is room for two Power Rangers ongoing series.

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9.0
Go Go Power Rangers #2

Aug 29, 2017

Go Go Power Rangers #2 is another great installment, which continues to build the world of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. This is not just a retelling of the Power Rangers' early days, but a necessary, character-driven story that gives the franchise more depth.

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9.0
Go Go Power Rangers #3

Sep 20, 2017

Go Go Power Rangers continues to gracefully develop the Power Rangers and their supporting cast in a pulse-pounding issue of the series. With this installment, tension is rising, as Rita raises the stakes in her game with the Power Rangers - threatening everything they have in-and-out of their costumes. This creates for a truly well-balanced Power Rangers comic book, and a series you urgently need to put on your pull list.

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9.0
Go Go Power Rangers #4

Oct 19, 2017

Go Go Power Rangers is one of my favorite comic books on my pull list, as Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora deliver the perfect balance of Power Ranger action and characterwork in every issue.

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8.5
Go Go Power Rangers #6

Jan 25, 2018

This series continues to be one of my favorite comic books on stands!

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8.6
Go Go Power Rangers #7

Mar 1, 2018

Go Go Power Rangers #7 has less ranger action than previous issues, but this series still has some of the best character work on comic book stands.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #36

Dec 7, 2017

Green Lanterns #36 doesn't add anything new as Seeley struggles to find his voice on this series.

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3.0
Green Lanterns #37

Dec 21, 2017

Green Lanterns #37 doesn't have enough interaction between Simon and Jessica, and sadly didn't get me invested in the mystery building on Planet Ungara.

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4.0
Green Lanterns #38

Jan 4, 2018

Green Lanterns #38 has the components to create an intriguing story, but needs stronger character work to get there.

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3.5
Green Lanterns #39

Jan 18, 2018

Tim Seeley continues to struggle to find his voice on this series, and doesn't bring the personality that Green Lanterns had previously established with Sam Humphries' run.

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6.0
Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #1

Oct 6, 2017

Hack/Slash cs. Vampirella #1 screams formulaic "set-up" issue, but has enough personality to keep me coming for more.

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8.2
Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #3

Dec 14, 2017

Hack/Slash Vs. Vampirella #3 is the mini series' best issue to date as it not only gives fans what the title promises, but manages to create a more intriguing villain in the process.

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7.2
Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #5

Feb 15, 2018

If you are a fan of Cassie Hack or Vampirella this is a comic worth picking up. Shawn Aldridge captures the personality of both characters perfectly.

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8.0
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1

Oct 26, 2017

Hack/Slash Resurrection brings your favorite final-girl-turned-monster-hunter back to the pages of Image Comics with the return of Cassie's sass and, of course, her baseball bat in a book, proving that no matter how hard Cassie tries, she will never be able to escape her past.

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7.9
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #4

Feb 1, 2018

Hack/Slash Resurrection continues to perfectly capture Tim Seeley's original vision with the franchise, while also adding enough original flavor to have this be an entertaining read for both new and old readers alike.

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5.0
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1

Oct 6, 2017

Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 centers around a group of women with outstanding personalities, but sadly with this premiere issue that energy never comes to the surface.

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7.9
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #3

Dec 7, 2017

Ivy and Harley's villainous reasoning for staying in Riverdale is still a bit weak, but thankfully this issue gives the right dose of fun to help the series finally find its footing.

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5.0
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #5

Feb 8, 2018

Harley & Ivy Meets Betty & Veronica #5 loses its fun as this mini-series is overstaying its welcome.

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9.0
Hawkeye (2016) #7

Jun 8, 2017

Overall, Hawkeye #7 is a strong character-driven issue that gives the reader a glimpse at how Kate's family situation drove her to become a hero.

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8.0
Hawkeye (2016) #8

Jul 5, 2017

Hawkeye #8 is at its strongest when focusing on Kate's relationship with her father. This interaction makes the mystery surrounding the Bishop family even more intriguing as Kate spirals deeper and deeper into her own family drama. While some of the other plot elements can read as somewhat distracting compared to the intensity of Thompsons' father-daughter drama, there's still plenty to show that Hawkeye remains on target.

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7.0
Hawkeye (2016) #9

Aug 7, 2017

Hawkeye #9 has its fun moments, but isn't as strong as the previous issues in this arc. The story puts too much emphasis on Kate's friends - characters who still need growth to hold their own story. This panel time could have been used to expand upon Kate's father and his connection to Madame Masque, a story that could have paralleled stronger with the closing of Kate's current father/daughter case.

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8.0
Hawkeye (2016) #10

Sep 11, 2017

With this issue the team does a great job at giving a fun new narrative for the arc's main villain, while also giving readers panel time with the Kate Bishop we know and love, leading to a well-balanced issue that allowed the team to stretch their creative muscles by keeping regular Hawkeye readers on their toes.

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8.0
Hawkeye (2016) #11

Oct 6, 2017

Hawkeye #11 tests Kate's limits as a hero as she proves that she is more than her father's sins.

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9.0
Hawkeye (2016) #12

Nov 15, 2017

Hawkeye #12 is exactly what readers needed in between two major story arcs. It's a fun read without skipping any beats from the emotional Madam Masque storyline, and it's a perfect set up for what's to come. This issue proves that not all team-up stories have to be fillers.

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8.4
Hawkeye (2016) #13

Dec 7, 2017

Hawkeye #13 has it all: an intriguing mystery, an electrifying team-up between the Hawkeyes, and creative action sequences. This is a great start for the series' Marvel Legacy arc!

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8.4
Hawkeye (2016) #15

Feb 8, 2018

If you are looking for a funny, but dynamic story then Hawkeye #15 is a must read.

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10
Hi-Fi Fight Club #1

Aug 22, 2017

Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 is the perfect first issue as it introduces a great paced mystery, a relatable lead, and a team with an already addicting dynamic. This premiere leaves the reader wanting more as it instills pure fun with every page - the only negative is the month we will have to wait for the next issue.

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10
Hi-Fi Fight Club #2

Sep 28, 2017

Hi-Fi Fight Club #2 is a perfect follow-up to the series tremendously entertaining premiere. I didn’t know it was possible, but this group of teenage vigilantes have become even more likable, making me desperately wanting to pick up issue #3 to continue following Chris’ journey into vigilantism - is October here yet?

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9.0
Hi-Fi Fight Club #3

Oct 24, 2017

Even as the series digs deeper into the story's mystery and emotional layers, Hi-Fi Fight Club is still able to inject innocence and pure fun through Nalty's bright colors, Vakeuva expressive pencils, and Usdin's character work. Hi-Fi Fight Club is a must-read comic book series that I hope continues after this miniseries wraps up.

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8.0
Hulk (2016) #4

Mar 23, 2017

The slow-paced story gives a realistic portrayal of living with a mental illness in everyday life, and shows a side of Jen Walters readers don't get to see nearly enough.

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8.0
Hulk (2016) #5

Apr 28, 2017

Mariko Tamaki has done a great job at exploring how Jen's psychological trauma is affecting her day-to-day life, even if the issue loses a little bit of momentum with Maze's return and the on the nose comparison of Jen and Maze's internal demons.

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8.0
Hulk (2016) #6

Jun 1, 2017

Overall, Tamaki continues to create an important emotional dialogue with Hulk #6 as Jen Walters starts to figure out what type of hero she wants to be, embracing the consequences of her trauma.

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9.0
Hulk (2016) #7

Jun 16, 2017

Hulk #7 continues to give Jen a powerful psychological narrative while also introducing a more personal villain - making this a great start for the series' second arc.

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7.0
Hulk (2016) #8

Jul 13, 2017

Hulk #8 isn't the strongest psychological issue compared to the rest of the series, but is still a good set-up to allow readers to feel invested in the current arc.

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4.0
Hulk (2016) #9

Aug 11, 2017

Hulk #9 has slow plot progression, the artwork is inconsistent, and it lacks the great character depth presented in previous installments, focusing too much on side characters and not enough on the book's main star.

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8.0
Hulk (2016) #10

Sep 18, 2017

Hulk #10 is a solid ending to this arc as it brings back Jen's psychological narrative in full force.

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7.0
Hulk (2016) #11

Oct 12, 2017

Hulk #11 is a good set up for She-Hulk's journey into "Marvel Legacy," but the issue needed stronger pencils to match Tamaki's innovative script.

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9.0
Injustice 2 #1

May 4, 2017

Injustice 2 #1 revels in character moments, making for an exciting premiere issue.

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4.5
Injustice 2 #16

Dec 21, 2017

Injustice 2 #16 is the first time I can say that this probably read better digitally.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #18

Jan 18, 2018

Injustice 2 is such a pleasure to read because Taylor has a chance to play with all the toys in DC Comics' toy chest as he delivers surprising twists and wonderful character moments.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #19

Feb 8, 2018

Injustice 2 #19 is an extra dose of pleasure as Taylor focuses on characters we haven't seen in this universe, and have also been noticeably missing in DC Rebirth.

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7.9
Injustice 2 #24

Feb 22, 2018

Injustice 2 #20 has a wobbly start, but picks up to give an emotionally driven story.

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4.7
Injustice 2 Annual #1

Nov 30, 2017

Injustice 2 Annual #1 had the potential to tell an origin story as powerful as Superman's, but misses the mark.

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7.0
Invincible #136

May 18, 2017

Invincible #136's main plot is a slow burn, but the issue has some solid action and character moments to keep fans entertained.

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6.0
Invincible #140

Sep 21, 2017

Invincible #140's setting makes it hard to enjoy the battle, which is disappointing since this is a fight many Invincible fans have waited years to see, but the ending raises the stakes for what should be an interesting next issue.

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8.0
Invincible #141

Oct 19, 2017

Invincible #141 brings the series back to its roots as it raises the stakes for the title's final issues.

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8.0
Invincible #142

Nov 16, 2017

Invincible #142 has it all - action, character moments, and drama as Robert Kirkman inches closer to the final conclusion of his long-running superhero comic book.

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7.8
Invincible #143

Dec 21, 2017

This issue isn't exactly the lead-in I was looking for, but still establishes a good story before Invincible's final goodbye.

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4.5
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #596

Feb 1, 2018

Invincible Iron Man's slow burn approach hasn't given me enough anticipation for the return of Tony Stark.

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4.5
Invincible Iron Man (2016) #597

Mar 1, 2018

. Invincible Iron Man misses a good opportunity to explore Riri and Doom's relationship with Tony, and continues to keep "The Search for Tony Stark" at a standstill.

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7.0
Jean Grey #2

May 25, 2017

Overall, Jean Grey continues to be a great character-driven story, but I'm fearful the series will start becoming formulaic as Jean continues to visit different members of the Marvel universe to help her understand the mysteries of the Phoenix force.

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8.7
Jean Grey #9

Nov 30, 2017

All the important players for the Phoenix are here as Dennis Hopeless goes into the next part of this story arc with guns blazing.

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7.0
Jessica Jones #16

Feb 1, 2018

Jessica Jones #16 doesn't have perfect pacing, but the emotions needed for a final arc are presented well.

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4.9
Jessica Jones #17

Mar 1, 2018

Bendis' biggest strength and weakness is decompression, and, sadly, for Jessica Jones this style makes this story falter.

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6.7
Jughead: The Hunger (2017) #2

Dec 14, 2017

Jughead The Hunger #2 introduces some good character moments, but is too scattered to fully enjoy.

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8.1
Jughead: The Hunger (2017) #3

Jan 25, 2018

Jughead The Hunger #3 does a better job at exploring the world's mythology, while also sprinkling good character moments throughout the issue.

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7.0
Jughead: The Hunger (2017) #1

Oct 26, 2017

Jughead: The Hunger's pacing was stronger in the one-shot, but the ongoing's premiere issue still introduces enough fun and daring elements to get me excited to dive deeper into this world.

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7.0
Justice League / Power Rangers #2

Feb 9, 2017

Justice League/Power Rangers #2 is a bit light on plot, but provides a hightail adventure one would expect when bringing these two teams together.

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8.7
Kill Or Be Killed #14

Nov 30, 2017

Rucka hits all the right notes with Kill or Be Killed #14 with Dylan's characterization as the unreliable narrator, which allows Rucka to dig deeper into the mystery behind the demon in Dylan's head.

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9.0
Kill Or Be Killed #15

Jan 18, 2018

Kill or Be Killed #15 has all the elements that made me fall in love with this series, and leaves you desperately wanting to follow Dylan's journey while he uncovers the truth about his psyche.

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8.9
Kill Or Be Killed #16

Feb 15, 2018

Kill or Be Killed continues to be a wonderful character study as Brubaker unravels Dylan's twisted view on justice.

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8.0
Lady Killer 2 #4

Mar 9, 2017

Lady Killer 2 #4 hits all the right notes needed for a penultimate issue " it builds up the stakes for a hopefully explosive finale.

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8.0
Lady Killer 2 #5

Aug 31, 2017

After a few months' delay, Lady Killer 2 doesn't skip a beat with its heart-pounding finale.

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7.0
Long Lost #3

Feb 1, 2018

Long Lost #3 takes a dive into its mysterious world, but the electrifying dynamic between Frances and Piper becomes "lost" as they travel deeper into the woods.

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9.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #20

Oct 26, 2017

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers takes its time to tell a hidden story that sure will shake the world of the present Power Rangers. It raises the stakes of the franchise, allowing the title to reach a new level of storytelling not previously tapped into.

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4.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #22

Dec 21, 2017

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #22 is a bit of a disappointment after the strong introduction of Grace and the first Power Rangers.

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5.5
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #23

Jan 18, 2018

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #23 embraces the franchise's classic tone with its "villain of the week", but doesn't progress the plot enough to build the necessary tension for "Shattered Grid."

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7.0
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #24

Feb 22, 2018

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24 is a by the numbers set up issue that shines with its character moments.

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9.0
Mister Miracle #6

Jan 11, 2018

Mister Miracle #6 concludes the series' first arc with big reveals and a better understanding of what "Darkseid is" really means in an issue that continues to make Mister Miracle a strangely relatable psychological thrill ride.

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7.8
Motor Crush #8

Nov 30, 2017

Motor Crush #8 is a nice set up issue that digs deeper into the mystery behind Crush.

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6.9
Motor Crush #10

Mar 1, 2018

Motor Crush #10 is strongest with its emotional beats, but there are too many elements surrounding these cherished moments that bog the issue down.

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8.0
Motor Girl #4

Mar 2, 2017

Motor Girl is a unique story that focuses on psychological trauma, while also giving a view of the possibility that we aren't alone in the universe.

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7.0
Motor Girl #5

Apr 6, 2017

Overall, Motor Girl #5 is a good issue when focusing on Sam and the psychological aspects of the story, but the series needs to start building a stronger voice for the mysterious government like group if they are becoming more important for the alien plot.

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9.0
Motor Girl #6

Jun 1, 2017

Motor Girl #6 is a great character-driven issue helping the reader better understand Sam's state of mind.

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7.0
Motor Girl #7

Jul 6, 2017

Motor Girl #7 when focusing on Sam is a powerfully important psychological story, but the issue loses momentum when it switches to the alien narrative.

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8.0
Motor Girl #8

Aug 17, 2017

Combined with another interesting psychological layer as we learn Sam doesn't want to get the surgery to help her recover, Motor Girl #8 better progresses the series' alien story, and continues to create a captivating psychological narrative for our Marine veteran.

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9.0
Motor Girl #9

Oct 6, 2017

Motor Girl uses a story about alien invasion to showcase the true emotional beats of a veteran trying to find her way home in a penultimate issue that promises a great conclusion.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #15

Feb 13, 2017

Ms. Marvel has always been great at reinventing the superhero genre, and this arc is no exception. The secret identity trope may feel overused to some readers, but this issue presents this old trope in a fresh, new way. Wilson uses technology to build the suspense of the villain's motives as the troll's attacks hit close to home, making this enigma even more menacing.

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10
Ms. Marvel (2015) #16

Mar 16, 2017

Overall Ms. Marvel #16 is one of the series' strongest issues to date, fleshing out Kamala's supporting cast while in the process creates a menacing villain for the arc.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #17

Apr 21, 2017

The story seamlessly weaves a great commentary on technology, identity, and community, while also providing an interesting twist on the superhero secret identity trope.

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6.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #18

May 11, 2017

Overall, Ms. Marvel #18 does a good job at giving an opportunity to explore one of Kamala's supporting characters, but with Bruno's emotional arc only touching the surface, the issue can't help but feeling a little bit like filler.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #19

Jun 19, 2017

Ms. Marvel continues to be one of Marvel's strongest series as G. Willow Wilson continues to plumb new depths with her fan-favorite heroine. With civilians and politics making Jersey City almost a character unto itself, Ms. Marvel #19 pushes Kamala on a personal level and tests her perseverance as a hero.

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7.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #20

Jul 24, 2017

Ms. Marvel #20 is a solid set-up issue for what's becoming a strong character-driven story arc.

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9.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #21

Aug 14, 2017

G. Willow Wilson continues to make every new installment of "Mecca" more personal for Kamala, while also building supporting cast members Aamir and Josh. Ms. Marvel #21 is not only action packed, but an emotional roller coaster as Kamala is forced to break down the barriers she has created to keep her superheroic identity a secret.

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5.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #22

Sep 18, 2017

Ms. Marvel #22 was a bit of a letdown as the conclusion to an otherwise great arc. The issue focuses too much on Lockdown and the community, and not enough on the emotionally driven rivalry between Kamala and Josh.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #23

Oct 12, 2017

Ms. Marvel #23 nicely balances Kamala's civilian life with her adventures as Ms. Marvel as the Red Dagger arrives as a new exchange student and unexpected hero of Jersey City.

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7.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #24

Nov 9, 2017

Ms. Marvel #24 could have been a straightforward one-and-done adventure about Ms. Marvel saving the day, but the team's exploration of the parallels between Ms. Marvel's adventures and Kamala's personal struggles that gives the issue substance.

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9.1
Ms. Marvel (2015) #25

Dec 21, 2017

Ms. Marvel #25 embraces all the themes that make this title one of Marvel's best, even without the series' star in the issue.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #26

Jan 11, 2018

Ms. Marvel #26 brings back a lackluster villain, but this plot point doesn't take away from the shining character moments of Zoe, Red Dagger, Nikia, Mike, and Gabe as team Ms. Marvel.

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8.6
Ms. Marvel (2015) #27

Feb 15, 2018

Ms. Marvel #27 truly embraces the meaning of legacy for Marvel's namesake event.

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9.0
Night Owl Society #2

May 18, 2017

If you are a fan of stories with teenagers fighting crime, this comic should be considered a must-read.

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7.0
Night Owl Society #3

Jun 8, 2017

Overall, the final issue of Night Owl Society feels abrupt, proving that a three-issue arc wasn't enough space to tell this character-driven story.

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4.8
Nightwing (2016) #36

Jan 4, 2018

Nightwing #36 suffers from a lack of connection to the villain, and should have better utilized the series' supporting cast to make this narrative more personal for Dick Grayson.

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8.0
Nightwing: The New Order #6

Jan 25, 2018

Nightwing: The New Order #6 has some rushed sections pertaining to Lex Luthor's plot, but overall sends a meaningful message to longtime Nightwing fans.

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8.0
Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #33

Feb 1, 2018

Outcast #33 ironically starts to find its identity by using a bit of flavor from Kirkman's other famous comic book property.

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9.0
Paper Girls #11

Feb 6, 2017

With Paper Girls #11, the series returns from its hiatus with a great start to its new story arc. Introducing new players to the story, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang make sure to continue building up Paper Girls' protagonists and mysterious world, delivering a coming-of-age story that relies on symbolism and character development to unravel their deep and imaginative world.

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8.0
Paper Girls #12

Mar 6, 2017

This new arc of Paper Girls has a necessary slow burn to help the readers learn more about the two new female characters, and to examine the deeper relationship forming between the girls. Our main characters are stuck in a weird, mysterious world, and Vaughan uses this physical setting to explore the next stages of their adolescent lives.

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9.0
Paper Girls #13

Apr 10, 2017

Overall, Paper Girls #13 is a great addition to the series. It expands the mysterious world of Paper Girls more than previous issues, but the strongest aspect of the story is still the relationships forming between the main girls.

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9.0
Paper Girls #14

May 15, 2017

Paper Girls #14 continues to do what the series does best - the perfect balance of character and world building. The issue uses new characters to help expand Vaughan's mysterious world, but the story's biggest strength is with K.J.'s subtle emotional arc as she puts together the puzzle pieces of her own identity.

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8.0
Paper Girls #15

Jun 12, 2017

The third arc of Paper Girls focused on giving K.J. a strong narrative, a character that hadn't had enough spotlight up to this point. Paper Girls #15 is propelled by some great characterization that gives K.J. multiple shining moments as she passes the narrative baton to Tiffany's character for the series' fourth story arc. While some readers may grit their teeth at the lack of closure, hopefully this shift in narrative and setting will give readers more answers regarding the world of Paper Girls.

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8.0
Paper Girls #17

Nov 2, 2017

Paper Girls #17 is a forgivable exposition issue. It gives valuable information about the series' world, while injecting the perfect amount of impactful character moments.

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8.7
Paper Girls #18

Dec 7, 2017

Paper Girls #18 continues to prove why this series is a must read!

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8.5
Paper Girls #19

Jan 4, 2018

Paper Girls #19 gives you a little bit of everything: mystery, biblical allusions, the evils of technology and " of course " character work that injects some wonderfully pure emotions.

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8.7
Paper Girls #20

Feb 8, 2018

Vaughan and Chiang's view on future technology makes for such a creative world, but this world building is just used as decoration because the series' real story is the relationship that is formed among the girls. This is a refreshing take from many other comic books.

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7.0
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Jun 22, 2017

Overall, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 introduces a promising story for nostalgic Spidey fans who've missed the "friendly neighborhood" aspect of the character, but the premiere issue proves that there are still some kinks to work out before the series can truly become great.

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7.0
Power Pack (2017) #63

Nov 1, 2017

As a potential catalyst to an ongoing title, Power Pack #63 is a solid issue that is a nice throwback to the original series, but if the team doesn't get an ongoing it will be disappointing to look back at how we didn't get a chance to see the other Power Pack members in the present. This makes Power Pack #63 a bit of a mixed bag, but hopefully this one-shot is just the start to something even greater.

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5.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2

Mar 1, 2018

Raven: Daughter of the Darkness has potential, but Wolfman needs to develop the villains as well as he has Raven's other supporting cast members.

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7.9
Regression #6

Jan 25, 2018

This issue gives good character narratives to both Adrian and Molly as they uncover more about the world of Regression on different sides of its spectrum, but their dynamic and chemistry is missed with their separation.

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6.8
Regression #7

Feb 22, 2018

The issue is more conversational based, but Danny Luckert's pencils are expressive enough to allow the story to not feel stunted. Regression builds an interesting world, but is not the best executed exposition issue.

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10
Revival #47

Feb 27, 2017

Revival #47 is a bittersweet ending that brings action, great closure to character arcs, but most importantly, it brings plenty of emotion. If you've been following Revival over the years, this issue will pull on your heartstrings. It's not an easy accomplishment, but Revival creates a satisfying conclusion for longtime readers.

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5.0
Rugrats #1

Oct 19, 2017

This premiere issue focuses so much on trying to be original that it forgets the key elements of what made Rugrats a great cartoon, which ultimately makes for an underwhelming premiere.

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9.0
Runaways (2017) #1

Sep 14, 2017

Runaways #1 may not have all your favorite Runaway characters in the premiere, but the issue still shines a great spotlight onto Nico and gives the Runaways a real, emotionally-driven reason to become a team again after years of separation.

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8.0
Runaways (2017) #2

Oct 16, 2017

Runaways #2 is a bit of a slow burn, but an issue that is still a pleasure to read as it establishes Rainbow Rowell's seriousness towards following and connecting the Runaways' somewhat scattered continuity with her vision of the series. This story is for long time fans who over the years have asked, "Whatever happened to the Runaways?" " as we are finally getting the answers we deserve.

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9.0
Runaways (2017) #3

Nov 8, 2017

Runaways #3 gives small teases of the encompassing plot for "Find Your Way Home", but the series' strength continues to be with its realistic portrayal of growing up. People change, and that means relationships also change. Can this group of orphans run away forever - and do they even want to?

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9.0
Runaways (2017) #4

Dec 14, 2017

Runaways #4 not only does a good job at focusing on the return of Molly Hayes, but also the emotions that come with a broken family.

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9.3
Runaways (2017) #5

Jan 11, 2018

There are such a wide mix of emotions developed in this issue, and Anka aces all of them. Runaways #5 reminds us that you can never run away from family, no matter how hard you try.

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9.0
Runaways (2017) #6

Feb 8, 2018

Runaways #6 makes a battle with cats feel threatening as Rowell gives a refreshing take on the definition of an evil parent.

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7.9
Saga #49

Mar 1, 2018

Saga #49 returns with organic commentary on relevant social topics, and has a good dramatic set-up for its new arc.

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9.0
Secret Weapons #0

Jan 4, 2018

Secret Weapons #0 is a character piece that no comic book fan should miss, it's a great jumping on point into the world of Valiant.

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5.0
She-Hulk (2017) #159

Nov 9, 2017

She-Hulk #159 gives Jennifer Walters a fresh start with Marvel Legacy, but loses the emotional punch of Tamaki's earlier issues with the series' transition from Hulk back to She-Hulk.

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4.2
She-Hulk (2017) #160

Dec 14, 2017

She-Hulk #160 doesn't have much to offer as it gives too much panel time to a lackluster side-villain, and not enough on the hero or main villain.

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4.8
She-Hulk (2017) #161

Jan 11, 2018

She Hulk #161's saving grace is its cliffhanger, which will hopefully lead to Jen taking a deep dive back into the psychological story that originally got me hooked.

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4.9
She-Hulk (2017) #162

Feb 8, 2018

She Hulk #162 has a huge tonal problem. It doesn't know if it wants to focus on the funny, breaking the fourth wall character from the 80's or the series' angsty character from Mariko Tamaki's Hulk run.

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7.0
Snotgirl #6

Jul 6, 2017

Snotgirl #6 helps build the series' supporting cast, but the mystery behind the most interesting character, Coolgirl, is still a slow burn.

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8.0
Snotgirl #7

Sep 21, 2017

Snotgirl continues to break down our social media-obsessed culture in a clever narrative that forces you to question the reliability of the series' narrator.

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8.6
Snotgirl #9

Feb 8, 2018

O'Malley with every issue digs deeper into a superficial character that should have no depth, in one of comic's best psychological thrill rides. Lottie's unreliable narration gets you hooked!

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6.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #18

Mar 28, 2017

Spider-Gwen #18 is a disappointing conclusion to the much-hyped romantic story arc between Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales. With little added to the scant fireworks from the first issue of the arc, this crossover sadly feels like a cash-grab because of the forced romantic plot between the two popular Spider-heroes, rather than playing up the organic and engaging friendship between these two popular characters.

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9.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #20

Jun 5, 2017

Spider-Gwen #20 is a packed issue that finds a nice balance between action and character-driven narrative. This series is always on top of its game when focusing on character and world-building, and this issue does both perfectly.

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6.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #21

Jun 29, 2017

Spider-Gwen #21 has some solid character interactions between Harry and Gwen, but the issue is stunted by the plot's repetitiveness.

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6.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #22

Jul 27, 2017

Spider-Gwen #22 has some interesting character moments, but the plot progression still seems stagnant.

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8.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #23

Aug 31, 2017

Spider-Gwen #23 is a breath of fresh air as Latour and company get ready to jump into the darker story of Gwenom.

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10
Spider-Gwen (2015) #24

Sep 28, 2017

Spider-Gwen #24 shakes the very foundation of the series in one of the book's most powerful issues to date - leading into the perfect set-up for "Marvel Legacy"'s Gwenom arc.

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9.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #26

Nov 30, 2017

Spider-Gwen #26 encompasses everything Latour and Rodrguez has been building since Edge of Spider-Verse #2 from Gwen's emotional build up to the actions of Gwen's great supporting cast.

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7.5
Spider-Gwen (2015) #27

Dec 21, 2017

Spider-Gwen #27 is a solid, slow burn issue that intensifies Gwen's moral turn.

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8.6
Spider-Gwen (2015) #28

Feb 1, 2018

"Gwenom" continues to expertly explore new levels of the Venom symbiote that hasn't been previously touched upon in the Spider mythos.

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8.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #29

Mar 1, 2018

Spider-Gwen #29 continues to make Gwen face her own demons and this becomes all too real by the end of the issue.

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4.9
Spider-Man (2016) #235

Dec 7, 2017

Spider-Man #235 has some solid artwork and sleek action sequences, but no real substance to go along with it.

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4.9
Spider-Man (2016) #236

Jan 4, 2018

Spider-Man #236 doesn't have much substance, and the ending reveal feels like it comes too late in the story arc to tell a satisfying conclusion to Bendis' long run on Miles Morales.

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5.0
Spider-Man (2016) #237

Feb 8, 2018

Spider-Man #237 sets up some potentially powerful, heated moments between family members, but because of Bendis and Bazaldua's execution "Sinister Six Reborn" continues to fizzle.

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5.0
Spider-Men II #1

Jul 13, 2017

There's a good balance between action and character moments allowing for some dynamic artwork - however, Spider-Men II #1 doesn't work in a post-Secret Wars Marvel universe, and turns you away from the once-interesting question of "Who is the other Miles?"

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9.0
Spider-Woman (2015) #17

Apr 3, 2017

Spider-Woman #17 is a satisfying ending to Hopeless' character-driven run. The issue celebrates the life Jessica built for herself during Hopeless' run and shows how much Jessica has grown as a character.

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8.2
Strangers In Paradise XXV #1

Jan 18, 2018

Strangers in Paradise XXV #1 revs up its engines for a wild roller coaster ride that fans of the series have come to expect.

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6.5
Super Sons #12

Jan 18, 2018

Super Sons #12 leaves future Tim Drake's storyline on an unsatisfying note, but gives us strong enough character interactions to make this an entertaining read.

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4.0
Supergirl (2016) #16

Dec 14, 2017

The comic tries to add too many elements from the television show, but instead should be taking the time to figure out its own identity.

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10
Supergirl: Being Super #2

Feb 22, 2017

Supergirl: Being Super tells an emotionally human and raw story about a teenage girl grappling with loss as she slowly discovers she’s an alien. She’s an alien to her body, her emotions, and to the only world she knows. This second issue delves into how Kara and the people around her react to loss. Some people bottle their feelings, others eat their emotions away, and in Kara’s case loss has unlocked memories hidden from her - connecting to an even larger mystery.

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9.0
Supergirl: Being Super #3

May 1, 2017

Tamaki uses Kara's story in Supergirl: Being Super #3 to show the struggles all teenagers have as they search for their self-identity and try to find a place in the world. Supergirl Being Super resonates as the perfect coming of age story because it reminds us that in many ways, all teenagers feel like aliens.

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10
Supergirl: Being Super #4

Jul 3, 2017

Supergirl: Being Super is one of comic books' strongest coming-of-age stories in recent years as the series puts the spotlight on Kara being the hero of her own tale. Tamaki and Jones' series with the Girl of Steel ends on a satisfying and action-packed note while still leaving plenty of room for a potential sequel.

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4.0
Superman (2016) #16

Feb 6, 2017

In concept, bringing every Super-person into a Superman book should be a fun adventure, but sadly "Multiplicity" tells its story with such super-speed that readers might struggle to catch up. Three issues were far from enough to tell the heavy story Tomasi tried to build in this short story arc, making this conclusion fall short from its iconic inspirations.

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4.4
Superman (2016) #36

Dec 7, 2017

Superman #36 is a disappointing issue that rushes months of build up with Lex's character, seemingly for the sake of the series' upcoming crossover with Super Sons and Teen Titans.

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7.0
Superman (2016) #38

Jan 4, 2018

Superman #38 has a slow start when focusing on the current Teen Titans, but the rest of the issue revs up its engines for a promising finale.

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4.8
Superman (2016) #41

Feb 22, 2018

This issue seems more like a filler as the Superman stories inch closer to Action Comics #1000 and Brian Michael Bendis' run on the character.

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6.0
Superwoman #8

Mar 9, 2017

This issue brings improvements to the Superwoman series, but it still feels like the reader doesn't have enough information about "Superman Reborn" and the DC Rebirth mystery to fully enjoy the story.

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9.0
Superwoman #13

Aug 11, 2017

Superwoman #13 is one of the best issues in the series to date, celebrating Lana's past while also looking towards the character's future.

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5.0
Superwoman #14

Sep 18, 2017

Superwoman #14 tries to juggle too many characters, and fails at exploring the most important story element - the relationship between Lana and Kara.

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4.9
Superwoman #17

Dec 14, 2017

Superwoman #17 raises some interesting points about heroism, but sadly the narrative comes off as broody instead of inspiring.

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5.0
Superwoman #18

Jan 11, 2018

Superwoman #18 closes the chapter on Lana's time as Superwoman on a clich note, which is ironic because this series started out with so many surprises.

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8.8
The Archies #3

Dec 14, 2017

The Archies #3 does a stupendous job at embracing the franchise's slice-of-life style of storytelling, while also adding a nice dose of musical flavor.

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7.8
The Archies #5

Feb 22, 2018

The Archies continues to portray a realistic story that showcases the struggles that come with chasing your dreams. Hopefully things start looking up for the band

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4.0
The Beauty #17

Nov 30, 2017

Hopefully these side stories start connecting better to the main story before people lose their interest.

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6.8
The Beauty #19

Feb 1, 2018

The Beauty #19 does a better job at connecting the different arcs, but the series' story still feels too choppy to fully enjoy the world Haun and Hurley have been creating.

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6.0
The Clone Conspiracy #5

Feb 17, 2017

The last part of The Clone Conspiracy suffers from a jammed packed narrative and a slightly ambiguous ending, but the character moments between Gwen and Peter shine throughout the issue.

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5.0
The Clone Conspiracy: Omega #1

Mar 2, 2017

Overall, The Clone Conspiracy Omega doesn't redeem the underwhelming ending of this Spider-Man event.

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9.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #19

May 18, 2017

The Mighty Thor #19 brings in the Phoenix at just the right time as this issue feels like a "rebirth" for the series. After looking death in the eye, Jane has a new evaluation on her priorities, which brings in some new and interesting roles for a few of the series' characters.

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4.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #700

Oct 19, 2017

The Mighty Thor #700's execution is messy and too scattered to be new reader-friendly for the "Marvel Legacy" lineup and to warrant its $5.99 price tag.

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9.4
The Mighty Thor (2015) #704

Feb 22, 2018

The Mighty Thor #704 proves that Jane Foster is worthy enough to be her own god as she faces the true struggles of what it means to be human.

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6.0
The Normals #6

Nov 9, 2017

The Normals #6 might have been a solid cliff-hanger for an on-going title, but falls short as a miniseries finale.

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7.8
Titans (2016) #18

Dec 14, 2017

The events of this issue forces the Titans to face their inner demons head on, which in the end creates for an even stronger team.

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6.5
Titans (2016) #19

Jan 11, 2018

Titans #19 has solid character moments, but falters from bad timing.

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8.2
Titans (2016) #20

Feb 15, 2018

Titans #20 touches upon all the members of the Titans post breakup, while putting Roy at the center, in an issue that embraces all the fun tropes from previous Titans' volumes.

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5.0
Venom (2016) #159

Dec 21, 2017

Venom #159 is a fun read for hard core Venom fans, but doesn't have much else to offer past that, not even for Spidey fans.

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7.0
Venomverse #1

Sep 7, 2017

Venomverse should be a fun event if it continues to not take itself too seriously.

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8.1
Witchblade (2017) #1

Dec 7, 2017

Witchblade #1 is a great, character -driven narrative that literally gets inside the main character's head, but the series needs to work on its structure if it wants to meet its full potential.

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7.9
Witchblade (2017) #2

Jan 11, 2018

Witchblade #2 builds the character of Alex Underwood nicely, but doesn't provide enough Witchblade action to make this a top pick.

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8.2
Witchblade (2017) #3

Feb 8, 2018

Witchblade has its strongest installment yet as it keeps the focus on Alex Underwood's voice while she starts to warm up to the idea of being the Witchblade's host.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #36

Dec 14, 2017

Wonder Woman #36 could have been a great issue if Robinson focused more on the emotional dynamic between the estranged siblings.

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8.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #38

Jan 11, 2018

Wonder Woman #38 is a nice start to a complicated villain story.

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8.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #39

Jan 25, 2018

Wonder Woman #39 is an action packed issue that puts character work at the center of its narrative.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #40

Feb 15, 2018

Wonder Woman #40 slows its narrative down with some repetitive storytelling, but Lupacchino's glossy visuals make this a smooth read.

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5.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #41

Mar 1, 2018

Wonder Woman #41 has a few good character moments, but not enough to warrant Darkseid's stay as the series' villain.

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9.0
World Reader #5

Aug 3, 2017

World Reader continues to be a great character driven mystery, which respects its audience by giving just the right amount of questions and answers in every issue.

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8.0
X-Men Prime #1

Mar 30, 2017

Overall, the artwork needs some attention to detail, but the old-school tone to the book makes this issue a must-read.

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6.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #1

Apr 12, 2017

X-Men Blue #1 gives us a promising ending, but the relationship between the team is lacking. The series needs to work on the balance of fun nostalgia and team building.

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4.9
X-Men: Blue (2017) #20

Jan 25, 2018

X-Men Blue #20 focuses too much on over explaining its timeline and not enough on the team's character beats.

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8.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #1

Apr 6, 2017

Overall X-Men Gold #1 brings a nostalgic feel needed for the X-Men franchise, while also presenting a freshness through Kitty's leadership.

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