Ken M.'s Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Nerd Initiative Reviews: 277
8.8Avg. Review Rating

8.4
Action Comics (2016) #1065

May 14, 2024

DCs current Odd Couple walks in thin ice as Brainiac reveals his master scheme in this chapter. Williamson brings out the humor and harsh reality with the writing. Sandoval, Mendonca and Sharpe balance out the big events with fantastic art. This crossover is heading into different routes so hop on board before its too late.

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10
Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent (2023) #6

Aug 1, 2023

Taylor, Henry and the team leave readers with an emotional conclusion as Jonathan Kent's tenure as the Man of Tomorrow is put to its most personal test. The internal struggles take off with Taylor's writing. It's matched with the art team fortifying how deeply personal this conflict was. This is one story fans won't want to miss on New Comic Book day this week!

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9.5
Alan Scott: The Green Lantern (2023) #1

Oct 24, 2023

Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. The latest saga involving the JSA standout character leaves no doubt in readers minds of this with an unforgettable first issue. Sheridans emotionally driven writing blends with Tormey and Herms vibrant art to offer readers a story that transcends the average superhero themes. This is one on New Comic Book Day you absolutely have to have before leaving the shop.

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Alan Scott: The Green Lantern (2023) #2

Nov 28, 2023

Through the powerful writing of Sheridan, Alan Scott's journey into becoming a hero instantly wins over readers with this issue. The creative team of Tormey, Herms and Gattoni bring out the intense will of Scott as he presses forward even when society tries shoving back.

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9.5
Alan Scott: The Green Lantern (2023) #3

Dec 26, 2023

Sheridans powerful writing peels back more layers of Alan Scott as he faces an emotional attack on multiple fronts. Tormey, Sotomayer, Herms and Gattonis stellar artwork & lettering welcome in a surprise guest as the quest for justice takes a deeper toll.

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Alan Scott: The Green Lantern (2023) #4

Jan 30, 2024

The heart-break and heroics burn bright with another fantastic issue. Sheridan gives readers a closer look into devious intentions with sharp writing. Tormey and the rest of the creative team deliver the soul-crushing repercussions into vivid imagery. Brace for the final moments and dont dare miss this series.

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Alan Scott: The Green Lantern (2023) #5

Mar 26, 2024

The pen-ultimate issue of the original Green Lantern burns bright with a chapter that cant be mixed. Sheridan balances heavy action and drama with his excellent script. Tormey, Herms, and Gattoni provide the vivid imagery to give readers an Alan Scott ready for the immense threat lying in his path. This series continues to be a must-have every time it drops.

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10
Alan Scott: The Green Lantern (2023) #6

May 21, 2024

What makes a hero? That question is definitively answered in this final chapter. Sheridans superb writing invokes the grit and determination of Scotts unbreakable will. Tormey, Herms, Tarragona and Gattoni flood the pages with exciting imagery. Readers will leave knowing no power is greater than love.

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #39

Dec 6, 2023

Gang War launches Peter Parker and friends into the conflict head-on with a great introduction. Wells, Romita jr, Hanna and the team construct excellent action with high-stakes drama to give readers a great read for New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #40

Dec 20, 2023

The lastest chapter of Gang War brings forth a game-changing character to an already explosive saga. Wells paces the multiple storylines with solid writing. Romita and the art team craft some excellent visuals in the backdrops to show readers things have only just begun. Youll want to keep your eye out for this issue on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #41

Jan 3, 2024

Wilson Fisk makes impacts the battle for New York City instantly with an action-packed issue. Wells lights the match for the combustible parties involved while Romita and company grant readers with excellent fight sequences and a mic drop moment to leave on!

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #42

Jan 17, 2024

The drive to emerge from a fathers shadow leads this chapter into a showdown for the ages. Wells takes readers into the battle with an emotionally driven tale. Romita and the creative team bring out the determination and unbreakable will for victory that will push the war into a dangerous direction.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #43

Feb 14, 2024

The final battle has arrived! With Spider-Mans allies the only thing standing in between Masque and Beetle, its anyones guess who survives. Wells sets things in motion with solid writing. Romita and the team bring the high-level fighting to life with an emotional pause when needed. Expect a monster finale from the events of this chapter.

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #44

Feb 28, 2024

The battle of Central Park ends with a clear-cut winner in Spideys last chapter of the Gang War crossover. Wells puts the emotional weight on Spideys back with solid writing. Romita and the team give the issue that big fight feel with some memorable visuals. This will be one for all Spidey fans to check out on New Comic Book day.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #49

May 8, 2024

Power and Responsibility might not be enough as Spider-Man is thrown into the deep water of Blood Hunt. Wells crafts a steady tale pushing Spidey on his moral code. Romita and the team welcome readers into the dark and terrifying world of the vampires with strong imagery. Jump on board and see where things lead the wall-crawler now!

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Amazing Spider-Man (2022): Gang War: First Strike #1

Nov 29, 2023

The first die has been cast in a battle where New York City hangs in the balance. Strong writing of Wells and Ziglar light the match with solid visuals from Vasquez, Shaw and the team finishing the explosive start to the next big Spider-Man event fans will be talking about. You wont want to miss this on New Comic Book Day.

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9
Arcade Kings (2023) #1

May 17, 2023

Arcade Kings #1 hits a nice 1-2 combo of action and drama that the readers wont need to worry about the judges scoring. Burnett and his team drop an emotionally charged tale clouded in secrets and combat with solid writing and dynamic art that doesnt need a cheat code. Make sure you level up your collection on NCBD with this issue.

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Arcade Kings (2023) #3

Jul 19, 2023

A key character gets the spotlight as the battle of Infinity City continues on. BURNETT, Baiamonte and Antonellini bring the emotional weight to the frenetic fighting for another knockout issue. Dont miss picking up this series on New Comic Book Day!

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Astonishing Times: Rise of the Kokin #1

Jan 24, 2024

Diving into the clouded past of the Kokin, the creative team of Barbiere, Quinones, Coleman dont delay in setting a strong pace to follow. Solid writing and explosive art will lock readers in for a journey they cant afford to miss.

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Batman (2016) #137

Sep 5, 2023

The battle of Gotham rages on with an excellent second chapter. The pace is set early building the tension up to a great breaking point with the art and writing. The final page will have fans guessing as to where we head from here, but theres no doubt this story is one to watch.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #138

Oct 3, 2023

With his latest move, the Dark Knight crosses a line that even his closest allies question. Zdarsky, Jimnez and the team construct a memorable chapter with incredible artwork and writing. Gotham City is barely holding it together with a story that cant be passed up on for New Comic Book Day!

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9.5
Batman (2016) #139

Nov 7, 2023

Whenever the story involves Batman and The Joker, fan expectations are almost unreachable. That is not the case with this issue. Strong writing and exceptional art builds the foundation for what is sure to be a memorable Batman story for the ages.

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9
Batman (2016) #140

Dec 5, 2023

The explosive mid-way point of Mind Bomb will absolutely blow readers away. Zdarsky exemplifies the power of the mind through his excellent writing. Jimnez and Morey leave nothing on the table as their superb imagery brings the violent rage of a vigilante up close and personal before throwing another dynamic in the mix on the parting image. This story is an absolute must-read.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #141

Jan 2, 2024

Bruce Wayne comes face to face with an unsettling challenge to bring Mind Bomb to an explosive end. Zdarsky pens a tragic, yet exhilarating close with Jimnez, Morey and Cowles providing the beautifully brutal backdrops to an intense last stand for the cowl.

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Batman (2016) #142

Feb 6, 2024

Journey into a haunting past and future with Batmans biggest foe pulling the strings. Zdarsky pens an absolutely engaging tale, blending tension and terror. The art teams shine showing the many faces of evil with its vivid imagery. This will be one Batman story fans wont want to miss.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #143

Feb 13, 2024

There is a fine line between brilliance and madness. With this issue, readers walk along with the legendary villains journey to insanity. Zdarsky crafts two equally impactful stories with his strong writing. The art teams deliver on the haunting scenes that amplify the rise of evil. This will be one to watch for at the LCS this week.

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Batman (2016) #144

Feb 20, 2024

The history of the Clown Prince of Crime shines with the closing chapter of Joker: Year One. Zdarsky takes readers into a thrill-ride of dark madness with superb writing. The art teams construct solid action and moody imagery to exemplify Jokers terror. For anyone who wants to peek inside Jokers mind, this story needs to be in your collection.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #145

Mar 5, 2024

Failsafe stakes its claim as Gotham Citys protector with a strong outing. Zdarsky constructs this new era with excellent writing. Jimenez, Morey and Cowles engaging art gifts readers with a visual impression that hits its marks. The new stat quo of Batman has arrived, whether the DCU is ready or not.

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8.8
Batman (2016) #146

Apr 2, 2024

With a new dynamic duo running loose in Gotham, Batman struggles to find a way to right this wrong. Zdarsky give readers a tale of two Batman with excellent writing. Jimnez, Morey and Cowles let the new Caped Crusader run wild with dynamic imagery. The new era of justice continues on with a chapter fans wont want to miss.

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8.4
Batman (2016) #147

May 7, 2024

With Gotham and his confidence slipping further away, Bruce Wayne gets some much needed help to reclaim his city and identity. Zdarsky sets up some unique pairings with the writing. Jimnez, Morey and Cowles grant fans a vivid picture of the new era of justice along with a glimmer of hope. A showdown is brewing that cannot be missed!

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Batman / Catwoman: The Gotham War (2023): Battle Lines #1

Aug 29, 2023

The battle between the first couple of Gotham challenges the status quo with an excellent kickoff story. Zdarsky and Howard craft a story grounded in multi-layered writing with the art team spotlighting this conflict is more personal than fighting the good fight. Dont miss this at the local Comic Shops this week!

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Batman / Catwoman: The Gotham War (2023): Scorched Earth #1

Oct 31, 2023

When the smoke clears, the fate of Gotham City is made evident to readers with a fitting conclusion to the Bat family civil war. With themes reminding readers about the bond of family through the writing and art, This crossover conclusion is sure to have fans talking on New Comic Book Day.

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Batman / Santa Claus: Silent Knight (2023) #1

Dec 5, 2023

The Dark Knight joining forces with Father Christmas makes for an exciting beginning to what will only be a legendary story. Parkers exciting writing blends perfectly with Bandini and Sinclairs energetic art to give readers a tale that they wont be able to wait to Christmas Day to read! Make sure to pick this one up on New Comic Book Day!

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9.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #17

Jul 18, 2023

The best superhero book at the LCS gives readers a classic finale that needs to be witnessed. Waid's superb writing and Mora's stunning visuals closes off the "Tomorrow storyline in epic fashion. This series needs to be in your collection before calling it a wrap on New Comic Book Day!

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #18

Aug 15, 2023

A magnificent part of DC Comics history is brought to life with an exceptional start that all comic fans wont want to miss. Waid, Moore and the team construct the beginnings of a legendary duo with superb writing and art. The series continues to define what superhero storytelling is all about.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #19

Sep 19, 2023

The first meeting between two of DC Comics and pop cultures most beloved heroes concludes with an unforgettable issue. Waids excellent writing is brought to life with Moore and Bonvillians art to present the catching throwback tale for the modern audience. This is Superhero comics at its finest.worlds finest.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #20

Oct 17, 2023

Dan Mora returns after a two-issue break to lead readers into the powerful world of Kingdom Come. The phenomenal art is fueled by Waids excellent writing (along with the other creative team members) giving readers a journey into DC Comics history that simply cant be missed!

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8.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #21

Nov 21, 2023

DCs legendary pair crosses over into the land of Kingdom Come for another excellent issue. With Waid at the helm with incredible writing and Moras stunning visuals, This is a no brainer on how GOOD this series is. The bar is set very high and fans wont be disappointed after concluding this chapter.

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8.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #22

Dec 19, 2023

The dangerous plans of Gog become more clear as the celebrated heroic pair unlocks his secrets in a cant miss issue. Waid, Mora and the team construct a tale build on superb writing and magnificent art to expose the world of kingdom Come to a brand new audiance.

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8.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #23

Jan 16, 2024

FINAL POINT: 8.5With time slipping away, a final attack is launched. the Worlds Finest are the only thing standing between life and death on Earth-22. The question is: will it be enough? Waid provides the foundation with emotional writing. Paired with the dynamic visuals of Mora, Bonvillian and Wands, and all shall be revealed in another excellent chapter.

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9.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #24

Feb 20, 2024

The Return to Kingdom Come doesnt disappoint as the Worlds Finest face a threat that hits close to the heart. Waid orchestrates an intense fallout with Mora providing mind-blowing visuals to bring the story to a thunderous close. This issue continues to cement this series place as one of (if not) the best superhero book at the LCS each time out.

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8.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #25

Mar 19, 2024

The ultimate odd couple stands out in an unforgettable first meeting. Waid takes readers back in time with a classic story. The art demonstrates their unlikely methods of teamwork with solid imagery that fits such a vintage tail. Readers will be very pleased to see this piece of DC history hit the LCS.

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9.5
Batman and Robin (2023) #1

Sep 12, 2023

The new adventures of Bruce and Damian Wayne wastes no time locking readers in for what will only be an incredible story. Making family first, Wlliamson plays off the father/son bond with an exceptional script. Di Meo compliments the script & constructs a distinct feel of energetic visuals making it a 1-2 combo that cant be missed. Dont miss this book on Bew Comic Book Day!

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Batman and Robin (2023) #2

Oct 10, 2023

The next chapter in the Dynamic Duos legacy doesnt falter in delivering a great story. Williamsons strong writing balances a fractured family with the quest of justice exceptionally well. Combine that with Di Meo and Wands electrifying work and you have the recipe for a cant miss series. Dont miss this on New Comic Bok Day!

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9.5
Batman and Robin (2023) #3

Nov 14, 2023

The creative team puts the Dynamite in the Dynamic duo with a action-driven chapter. Williamson crafts key character moments in-between Di Meos explosive action images to give readers an issue they simply wont want to end. Check it out on New Comic Book Day!

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Batman and Robin (2023) #4

Dec 12, 2023

The latest case for Bruce and Damian Wayne closes in one aspect but opens a surprise one with this latest issue. Williamsons strong writing balances the family and crime-fighting while the dual art threat of Di Meo and Janin gives readers a wonderful trip through the vivid imagery. Make sure you have this series on your pull lists at the local comic shop!

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Batman and Robin (2023) #5

Jan 9, 2024

Fast times at Gotham High reign supreme for the Dynamic Duo as their latest case takes a unique twist. Williamson leads readers in a different side of Damian while balancing the father-son dynamic flawlessly. imeija and Lokus craft excellent imagery to ride shotgun until the final page stops everything with an unforgettable moment.

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Batman and Robin (2023) #6

Feb 13, 2024

The mystery of Shush gets overtaken by the emotional family dynamic of Gothams most famous family. Superb writing by Williamson guides the pair through an unlikely confrontation. imeija and Lokus construct the powerful bond of father and son with imagery that doesnt miss. Make sure to check this one out on NCBD!

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9.5
Batman and Robin (2023) #7

Mar 12, 2024

The family bond between father and son has some competition when first love comes to town in this latest chapter. Williamson balances the serious case with family bonding like no one else. Di Meos return brings an electric feel to the brooding Gotham City for a chapter you wont want to miss.

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8.1
Batman and Robin (2023) #8

Apr 9, 2024

With the appearance of Flatline, the dynamic duo is split from their case. Williamson mixes in big drama with exciting moments to move events along. imeija, Lokus and Wands give both stories their own distinct looks with distinct images showcasing both leads. The conclusion will be one that leaves doors open to for readers to draw their own clues to where things head from here. Keep an eye out for this one on NCBD.

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8.3
Batman and Robin (2023) #9

May 14, 2024

With Man-Bat nearing completion of his plans, Damian Waynes luck appears to be turning with this latest chapter. Williamson gifts fans payoffs for certain plot points with the writing. The art teams split duties to give Batman and Robin their own distinct look before closing with a stand-of final page. This isnt your average Bat book and thats a big win for fans.

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Battle Chasers (2023) #10

Jun 14, 2023

The saga of Battle Chasers resumes without missing a beat. Madureira and Lullabi greet new and faithful readers with great storytelling and incredible visuals that encompasses why this series still connects with fans after 25 years! With the action and drama building back up, it is a perfect time to add this series to your comic book collection.

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8.5
Battle Chasers (2023) #11

Jul 19, 2023

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Battle Chasers (2023) #12

Aug 23, 2023

The first arc back for the legendary fantasy series wraps up one story while setting the stage to an ever bigger tale in the near future. Madureira and Lullabi continue their successful formula of strong writing and artwork to leave no doubt to new and old readers alike that Battle Chasers is back and here to stay!

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Birds of Prey (2023) #1

Sep 5, 2023

The line-up put together is going to be one of legend in the hands of Thompson, Romero and the team. Superb writing sets the stage for an explosive mission while the art keeps leveling off the high paced action with the emotions fueling this very personal assignment. You absolutely dont want to miss checking this book out on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Birds of Prey (2023) #2

Oct 3, 2023

With stakes being this high, readers know there is no easy route from Point A to Point B. Thompson, Romero and the team bring excellent writing and art to the newly formed team within this chapter. Theres much to enjoy as events are building for a huge event. Jump on board now and dont miss this on New Comic Book Day!

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Birds of Prey (2023) #3

Nov 7, 2023

The impossible mission gets more complicated with another strong issue by Thompson, Romero and the team. Solid writing combined with energetic art brings the explosiveness of events to a breaking point within these pages! Make sure you pick this up on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Birds of Prey (2023) #4

Dec 5, 2023

If youre looking for non-stop action, this issue is going to be YOUR book! Thompson architects the big action with great writing. Romero, Bellaire and Cowles present stunning visual after stunning visual to showcase the magnitude of the battles. This series continues to impress and you wont want to miss this on New Comic Book Day.

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Black Cloak (2022) #5

May 11, 2023

The crime drama of Kiros takes a small detour to address Essexs family relationships before ramping back up into what has become an inescapable series. Thompson, McClaren and Carey continue to expose the wildly imaginative world of the Black Cloaks with superb writing and art. The series generates the high praise its getting for a reason. Dont miss this issue on New Comic Book Day. 

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Black Cloak (2022) #6

Aug 2, 2023

The world of Kiros and its magical mystery gets exposed in an unforgettable story arc conclusion. Thompson, McClaren and Carey have welcomed readers into an incredible tale filled with fantastic writing and spectacular visuals that builds towards an emotional send-off that wont be forgotten anytime soon. Highest possible recommendation for this series and issue for New Comic Book day.

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Black Hammer: The End #1

Aug 30, 2023

What may be the final installment of the hit franchise builds the foundations for what can only be a monumental finale. Lemire, Ward and the team balance the excellent writing with dazzling visuals to kick things off in style. Don't miss out on this for New Comic Book Day!

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Black Sight (2023) #1

Sep 26, 2023

Phillips, Boyle and Napolitano make a big debut with a enrapturing thriller that no one can escape. Superb writing builds for a dramatic twist with stunning visuals solidifying the story you think you see is definitely not all that it seems. Highest possible recommendation for New Comic Book Day this week.

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8.5
Black Sight (2023) #2

Oct 31, 2023

The world of Alex Greer descends further into chaos with an impactful chapter. Fear and deception loom overhead with Phillips superb writing being complimented by Boyle and Napolitanos moving visuals and lettering. Readers will be locked in from the opening page and wont want the story to end.

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Black Sight (2023) #3

Nov 28, 2023

The slow-burn breakdown of Alex Greer sinks into a dangerous low with another thrilling chapter. Phillps' strong writing tears away another layer of Alex's psyche with Boyle and Napolitano delivering magnificent imagery to ensnare readers throughout the pages. You don't want to miss this one on New Comic Book Day.

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Black Sight (2023) #5

Jan 30, 2024

Through Phillips chilling depiction, the story of Alex Greer comes to a magnificent and horrifying end. Boyle & Napolitano construct the hellish reality in which hope of surviving dwindles with each page. Highest possible recommendation.

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8.7
Black Widow & Hawkeye (2024) #2

Apr 17, 2024

Within two issues, the latest chapter in the lives of Clint Barton and Natasha Rominov spiral out of control. Led by Phillips superb writing, the action moves without remorse as the drama unfolds. The art team deliver on creating a world of danger amongst an emotional bond. You absolutely want to have this series on your radar.

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Blood Hunt (2024) #1

May 1, 2024

Marvels big crossover leaps heavy into violence and mystery with its debut chapter. MacKay guess readers on edge with fantastic storytelling. The art by Larraz, Garcia and Petit brings a distinct horror feel to the Marvel Universe. Brace yourself for some big events. This wont be for the tame of heart as time goes on.

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Blood Squad Seven (2024) #1

May 22, 2024

With the theme of Perception vs. Reality, Blood Squad Seven leaves an impression on fans with its throwback concept. Casey delves into the past era with solid writing. Fry and Segala present the ultra violence and mystique of the past with images that will have readers talking. This will be one to keep an eye out for on NCBD.

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Blue Beetle (2023) #7

Mar 5, 2024

With Blue Beetle #7, Trujillo leads an all-star line-up of creators in paying tribute to one of the greats. Mixing in humor with heart, the latest adventure of Jaime Reyes is an instant hit. Superb writing highlights the incredible imagery that pays tribute to Giffen in spades. This is a great read that comic fans will not want to miss out on for NCBD.

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8.5
Book of Butcher (2023) #1

Dec 27, 2023

Maxine Slaughters transformation in the Order of St. George enters a new level with a stand-out tale. With Tynions strong writing guiding the all-star line-up of creators into creating a story of knowledge and trust, this will be one for fans not to pass on for New Comic Book Day!

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BRZRKR: Poetry of Madness #1

Jul 26, 2023

Unutes return after the debut series conclusion sends the title character into a familiar realm. Reeves pens the story with a sense of action leading its way. Skroce and the team bring the vividly imaginative tale to life with unforgiving fight scenes fitting for the half-man, half god. If youre a fan of BRZRKR, you wont be disappointed with this issue.

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By A Thread (2023) #1

Oct 10, 2023

The father and son writing team of Scott and Jack Snyder make a thunderous debut with this tale of adventure and mystery. Backed by the stunning visuals of Favoccia, Cogar and Napolitano, the escapades of Jo and Canons survival in this dangerous new world is presented on a grand scale that will only be more impressive with each issue.

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By A Thread (2023) #2

Nov 21, 2023

The mystery of By A Thread draws readers further into danger with another excellent chapter. Scott and Jack Snyders superb writing is taken to another level through the mind-blowing visuals of Favoccia and Cogar. The journey continues to level up with each page. You simply cant miss whats happening here if youre a fan of great storytelling.

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8.5
By A Thread (2023) #3

Jan 30, 2024

The journey for the truth is paved with dark intentions in the latest chapter of jo and his friends journey. The team of Scott and Jack Snyder pen a tale of innocence defying danger with solid writing. Favoccias artwork continues to shine through the dark landscape of the Shroud. Combined, its a winning formula you cant afford to miss!

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9.2
By A Thread (2023) #4

Apr 23, 2024

With Rowans plans revealed, Jo and his friends have to find a way to survive in a thrilling arc conclusion. The fantastic writing of Scott and Jack Snyder takes readers on a rollercoaster of events. Favoccia layers the chapter with superb imagery that elevates the saga to new levels. By A Thread is a series that readers simply cant afford to miss.

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9.5
Canary (2022) #6

Dec 26, 2023

When the dust settles and smoke clears, Snyder and Panosian conclude Marshall Holts last case with a spectacular conclusion! Superb writing lays the foundation for mind-blowing visuals to guide readers into a gritty showdown of good verses evil.

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Capwolf & the Howling Commandos (2023) #1

Oct 11, 2023

Taking one of the most intriguing versions of Captain America and crafting a fresh historic take around him is no easy task. Combine Phillips stellar writing with the electric artwork of Magno and the team and readers get swept up into an incredible story that cant be denied on New Comic Book Day!

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Cobra Commander (2024) #1

Jan 17, 2024

Ken: One of pop culture's most famous villains gets a spotlight fitting of his legend with this debut issue. From the fear element crafted by Williamson's writing to the spectacular visuals by Milana, Leonii and Wooten, the faceless eyes of terror strike a chord with new and old readers alike. With storytelling like this, it's hard not to cheer for the bad guys.

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Cobra Commander (2024) #3

Mar 20, 2024

All is fair game in the quest for power. Through Williamsons excellent storytelling, the face of COBRA stands off against the Dreadnoks in a brutally strong manner. Milana, Leoni and Wooden craft the extreme actions taken leading to a show-stopping finish. The horror-driven tale delivers another winning chapter.

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8.7
Cobra Commander (2024) #4

Apr 17, 2024

With power within his reach, Cobra Commander is dealt a surprising roadblock in this latest issue. Williamsons writing brings out the best (and most evil) of the lead character. Milana and Leoni deliver on thunderous action sequences while building the foundation to a cant miss finale. Thanks for reading!

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Cobra Commander (2024) #5

May 22, 2024

When the horror ends, the true terror begins. Williamsons fantastic writing establishes an uneasy alliance that spells disaster for any who cross their paths. The excellent imagery of Milana, Leoni and Wooten construct a sense of fear and danger as Evil enters its final form. This series is another monster win for a fast growing universe building a reputation for must read books every time out.

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8.5
Creed: The Next Round (2023) #1

Jun 28, 2023

The next chapter in the Creed saga doesnt lose the opening round as readers are treated to an excellent first issue. Morgan, Jamison, Santos and the entire team repackage the magic of the movies and deliver it to the comic shop with superb writing and energetic art. You wont want to miss picking this up on New Comic Book Day.

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9
Crocodile Black (2024) #1

May 8, 2024

The evolution of Evil shines as a young man welcomes readers into a complex scenario. Johnson boldly sends Danny into his next phase with superb writing. Pal Pal, Delpeche and Carry leave no panel to waste with the heavy imagery witnessed. This will be a series to have on your radars.

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8.5
Deep Cuts (2023) #2

May 31, 2023

The music doesnt skip a beat with Deep Cuts #2. Higgins, Clark, Masellis and the team guide readers through Gail Gelsteins stop in Chicago with superb writing and exceptional art. There is literally nothing like this book on the shelves of the local comic shops. The series continues to be a must read for all fans & cant be missed on New Comic Book Day.

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8
Deep Cuts (2023) #3

Jul 12, 2023

The saga of Jazz Music plays on with another great installment. Higgins, Clark, Greco, and the team orchestrate an entertaining mix of strong writing and stellar visuals to carry the music through its latest destination. Dont miss this series on New Comic Book Day!

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8
Deep Cuts (2023) #4

Jan 10, 2024

The music leads a tale of triumphs and tragedies as it stops in 1950s New York City. With emotional writing and superb imagery, the saga of Dorian Emmaus is sure to leave a lasting impression on comic book fans.

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10
Duck And Cover (2023) #1

Jul 11, 2023

Snyder and Albuquerque usher in an imaginative take on the combustible social climate of the 1950s. Outstanding writing and flawless artwork set the stage for what is sure to be an instant classic. Fans will not be able to forgive themselves if they dont pick up this issue. Highest possible recommendation.

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9
Duck And Cover (2023) #2

Oct 19, 2023

The sharp writing of Snyder blends with Albuquerques creative visuals to give readers an engaging chapter to an already impressive story. The elements of mystery and horror challenge Del and the survivors to new levels. This leads readers to be clamoring for the next chapter whenever its hitting the digital shop next.

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9
Duck And Cover (2023) #3

Mar 20, 2024

Mixing in fantasy elements to hide emotionally impactful secrets, the saga of Del Reeves continues to raise its stock. With Snyders excellent writing leading the way, the art from Albuquerque, Maiolo and Brice makes the sci-fi world feel like just another day with strong imagery. The series continuously rises to new heights!

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8.5
Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine #5

May 24, 2023

Snyder, Igle and the team welcome comic readers into the fantastic world of Dudley Datson. The series captures the imagination and constructs the magnification of the unlikely hero into the role he was born to be in. The combination of excellent writing and incredible visuals makes this dream idea into a must-have reality issue. Dont miss this comic on New Comic Book Day.

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10
Duke (2023) #1

Dec 27, 2023

Williamson constructs a magnificent combination of high-stakes drama and thunderous action to welcome back the face of G.I. Joe to comic fans. Adding in the electrifying imagery of Reilly, Bellaire and Wooton only elevates an incredible issue even higher. This is one not to miss on New Comic Book Day!

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9
Duke (2023) #2

Jan 31, 2024

The life of G.I. Joes franchise leader gets turned to 11 with an electrifying new chapter. Williamson pens a superb balance of action and drama while Reilly, Bellaire and Wooten bring the fight for the truth to the pages! When the smoke clears, readers are left with an issue that they cant afford to leave the comic shops without.

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9
Duke (2023) #3

Feb 28, 2024

The introduction of the Baroness complicates Dukes journey in the latest chapter. Williams delivers on big action and drama with fantastic writing. Reilly and the team construct blockbuster imagery fitting of the adrenaline rush that has made this series a staple on New Comic Book Day.

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9
Duke (2023) #4

Mar 27, 2024

With danger at every turn, the franchise of the G.I. Joe fandom shows why he is that of legend with another excellent read. Williamson constructs a heros unbreakable will through his writing. Reilly, Bellaire and Wooten give fans much to be excited about with their energetic action imagery. All signs point to an epic finale based off this strong lead-in chapter.

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9.5
Duke (2023) #5

Apr 24, 2024

The beginning journey of Duke in the Energon Universe leaves a lasting impression with an impactful finale. Led by Williamsons outstanding writing, the flagship character of G.I. Joe scores a massive win. Factor in the magnificent art of Reilley, Bellaire and Wooden and theres no doubt of why this series has been such a huge hit with fans.

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9
Edenwood (2023) #1

Oct 25, 2023

Tony Daniel welcomes readers into a fantastic new world overflowing with fantasy and intrigue. Solid writing and electric artwork brings out the best of a young upstart hero with the best yet to come. This will be one to watch for on New Comic Book Day.

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8
Eight Limbs (2023) #1

Jul 12, 2023

The world of Muay Thai is brought center stage in a story that reminds readers whats truly worth fighting for. With a 1-2 combo of excellent writing from Phillips and impressive visuals from Lalli, eight Limbs doesnt need a judges decision for being declared a winner. Keep an eye out for it on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
Fall of the House of X (2024) #1

Jan 3, 2024

The final battle between Humanity and Mutantkind explodes onto the pages of the X-Mens last stand! Solid writing and dynamic art set a high standard with the darkest hour yet to approach. Trust me, you wont want to miss picking this up on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
Fall of the House of X (2024) #2

Feb 14, 2024

The final stand of the X-Men goes heavy with a classic feel that fans wont want to miss. Duggan drives vintage elements of the X-Family with the great writing. Werneck and company build electric imagery fitting for the fight of their lives. With the stakes at hand, theres no better time to watch the fall unfold.

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9
Fall of the House of X (2024) #3

Mar 13, 2024

The X-Men do not hear a final bell as their last stand vs. Orchis continues! Duggan balances the dramatic atmosphere with big moments. The art team of Werneck, Morales, Valenza and Lanham give readers much to enjoy with strong visuals leaving a lasting imprint heading into the next phase.

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8.2
Fall of the House of X (2024) #4

Apr 17, 2024

Apocalypse takes center stage as the end of the Krakoan Era draws closer. Duggans writing sets a high bar with emotion and action. The art team gives fans plenty to enjoy with superb images leading into the X-Mens last stand.

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8
Fence: Redemption #1

Jun 7, 2023

Readers are welcomed back to the drama and emotions that can only be found with the team from Kings Row. Pacat, Johanna The Mad and company kick off this latest chapter with an enjoyable read, while firmly planting the foundation for a bigger story waiting to be fully unveiled. Check this book out on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
Fishflies (2023) #1

Jul 12, 2023

Fishflies #1 keeps readers on edge with strong writing and eye-catching visuals. Lemire combines natural horror themes with a touch of fantasy to present a story that stands on its own at the Local Comic Shop. Keep an eye out for this book on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
Flash (2023) #1

Sep 26, 2023

The next wave of the adventures of the Fastest man Alive kicks of in magnificent fashion. Spurriers excellent writing paired with the impactful art of Deodato provides readers with a strong beginning to the future of the Flash. Dont miss this on New Comic Book Day.

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9.5
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2023) #301

Nov 15, 2023

The return of the long-running fandom doesn't miss staking its claim as a must-read series. With Hama's legendary writing backed by Mooneyham's superb visuals, the saga of G.I. Joe strikes back to win over fans new and old alike. Don't leave the comic shops without this in your possession!

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8.5
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2023) #302

Dec 20, 2023

The fallout from a death looms on the hearts and minds of G.I. Joe with action building in the horizon. Stellar writing and visuals welcome back a new phase for the never-ending conflict between G.I. Joe and Cobra. The new series is off to a strong start and heres no way you should be missing this on New Comic Book Day!

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8.2
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2023) #306

May 15, 2024

Sides are forming and the elite special forces unit is caught in the middle! Hama speeds through each key players set-up with the writing. Pelletier and Kordos hit readers with a multi-layered attack with the art building up for the forthcoming stand-off. There is much for fans to be excited for in this series.

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9
Geiger: Ground Zero #1

Nov 15, 2023

The early days of Ghost Machine's radioactive powerhouse comes to light with an excellent debut chapter. Johns crafts first-class writing of his characters while Frank, Anderson and Leigh drill home the theme of what makes Ghost Machine stand out from the rest: Characters First.

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9.5
Geiger (2024) #1

Apr 3, 2024

With all eyes of the comic world waiting with baited breath, the Ghost Machine's walking weapon returns in a monster way. Johns' superb writing ties in the conflict internally as well as the unnamed universe's latest onslaught. Frank, Anderson and Leigh gift readers with intense visuals that leave nothing to chance. There's no way anyone reads this and doesn't immediately go "THIS is what storytelling is all about!

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10
Ghost Machine One-Shot (2024) #1

Jan 24, 2024

The only thing wrong with this issue is that it's going to be a LONG wait till April and "Ghost Machine Day on April 3rd. Until then, expect the build stemming from this special to grow even higher as the future is very bright and very now for this company. Highest possible recommendation.

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8.5
Ghostlore (2023) #1

May 10, 2023

Boom! Studios‘ current run of horror comics gets another winning addition added to the lineup. Bunn, Leomacs and the team bring frightening writing and haunting imagery to a debut issue that redefines what a ghost story is truly all about. Keep an eye out for this on New Comic Book Day.

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8
Ghostlore (2023) #2

Jun 14, 2023

The supernatural hold on the Agate family becomes tighter as the pressure mounts in the latest chapter from Bunn and Leomacs. Strong imagery raises the frightening tale being constructed into new heights. Dont miss checking this book out on New Comic Book Day.

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9
Gone (2023) #1

Oct 25, 2023

The next phase of DSTLRY kicks off on a high note with a tale readers simply wont want to abandon ship on. The talents of Jock flood each page with excellent artwork supporting the astounding story being constructed. This is a no-brainer to add to anyones comic collection for New Comic Book Day this week!

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9
Gone (2023) #2

Feb 7, 2024

Its a true testament of how Jock masters storytelling in his work.

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9.5
Gone (2023) #3

May 8, 2024

The space odyssey of Abi concludes with a final issue that simply cannot be missed. Jocks writing takes Abi into many directions before a final confrontation for the ages. The artwork is exceptional from cover to cover. Its high level storytelling at its finest.

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8
Grammaton Punch (2023) #3

May 2, 2023

The latest issue of Grammaton Punch presents Van with his greatest challenge to date: High School. The book never ceases to keep readers guessing by taking this story into a personal break before speeding up into the drama. Gunter, Andan and the team present this chapter with solid storytelling and vibrant art, making it an issue you don't want to miss on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
Green Lantern: War Journal (2023) #4

Dec 19, 2023

Even with John Stewart trying to stay away, the life of a Green Lantern cannot escape him. This statement rings true with an excellent chapter that is sure to have fans talking. Johnson tests Stewarts drive with great writing while Montos delivers on some memorable panels ushering the next phase of the iconic Green lanterns journey.

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9
Grim (2022) #11

Jul 5, 2023

The coolest book at the Local Comic Shop returns in a big way with Grim #11. The story being weaved by Phillips incredible writing is is perfectly matched with the astounding artwork of Flaviano and Renzi, bringing fans into the next phase of an already must-have series! Dont miss picking this issue up on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Grim (2022) #12

Aug 2, 2023

The latest installment of Comics favorite reaper dives head-first into the power struggle of the afterlife with a cant miss issue. Phillips excellent writing is complemented by the always impressive art of Flaviano to showcase the dangers unfolding not just for Jessica, but her mother as well. Theres a reason why this is comics coolest series at the LCS on New Comic Book Day.

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9
Grim (2022) #13

Sep 20, 2023

The descent into personal Hell makes a lasting impression in the pages of Boom! Studios hit series. Phillips presents the emotional turmoil of a tortured soul with the always impressive visuals of Flaviano, giving this series a feel and look like no one else. There is no excuse to pass on this issue on New Comic Book Day!

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9
Grim (2022) #14

Oct 18, 2023

The pacing of the issue never loses sight on the main theme paying out here. Phillips has a great sense of balancing the emotional pulls until just the right moments to elevate a scene to make a story greater. Backed by the mind-blowing visuals of Flaviano and company and there's no doubts why Grim should be and needs to be a must have for any comic reader when an issue drops.

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9.8
Grim (2022) #16

Apr 3, 2024

Comics coolest book crashes New Comic Book Day with a powerful venture. Phillips strong writing lays the groundwork for a powerful chapter. The extreme landscape comes to life with the talents of Flaviano, Renzi and Napolitano crafting the dark imagery of the Priests past. This chapter is prime example of why Grim gets so much praise in its storytelling.

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10
Grim (2022) #17

May 22, 2024

With Boys Dont Cry, the tragic tale of one of the series most beloved characters comes to the forefront. Phillps weaves in themes of loss, pain and redemption masterfully with the writing. Flaviano, Renzi and Napolitano brings the bright lights and dark times of Rock N Roll to the masses with pin-point precision. After reading this issue, theres no way anyone can dispute why this is comics coolest series each issue out.

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8.8
Hard Style Juice (2024) #1

Apr 16, 2024

The family drama of the Castro family jumps off the top rope and connects for a huge win. With fine writing calling the action on the page, the art team brings exceptional imagery fitting for the pro-wrestling landscape. After the closing page, readers will want this series to be their new fight forever.

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8.9
Hard Style Juice (2024) #2

May 14, 2024

Monas quest for justice leads into a new direction with the latest chapter of HSJ. McCormicks writing leans directly into the family dynamic. Lpez-Ortiz balances the insides and outs of the business with exceptional artistry. Make sure to tag yourself into this series on NCBD!

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9
Harley Quinn: Black + White + Redder (2023) #2

Aug 15, 2023

The world of DCs Miscreant of Mayhem is spotlighted with three incredible stories that will not escape readers after reading. Each one dives into a differing element of what makes Harley Quinn such a fascinating character. This issue needs to be added into your comic collection on New Comic Book Day without question.

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9
Harrower (2023) #4

May 25, 2023

Since its debut, Harrower by Jordan and Revel has brought the classic elements of the horror slasher genre to life within these pages in a series that continues to win fans over. The closing chapter ties everything together with a disturbing and rewarding conclusion that cant be ignored on New Comic Book Day. 

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8
House of Slaughter #15

May 17, 2023

The conclusion of The Butchers return is a complete send-off for Jace Boucher and his life post Aaron Slaughter. Brombal, Fuso, Muerto and the team create a finale filled with solid writing and strong art that leaves no question to the readers about why Jace has the nickname of The Butcher. Youll want to keep an eye out for this issue and series at the local comic book shop this week.

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8
House of Slaughter #16

Aug 9, 2023

The latest phase of the hit spin-off series from SIKTC doesnt skip a beat presenting a captivating kickoff. Johns, Cadonici and the team highlight a White Masks trek into danger with solid writing and artwork. The story of Bait has only just begun but it is one you wont want to miss.

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8
House of Slaughter #17

Sep 13, 2023

The latest chapter of Alabaster keeps readers attention with excellent storytelling. Johns writing starts peeling back the layers of Baits character while the art team mixes in different coloring to lead the readers into the many levels of the mysterious White Mask. Dont miss this book on New Comic Book Day!

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9
House of Slaughter #18

Oct 11, 2023

The mystery of Bait starts coming into focus with an absolutely stunning tale within these pages. johns delivers on superb writing and takes readers into a side of Bait never seen before. Cadonici and Segala support the devastating drama with intense panels setting forth the tough road ahead for the young White Mask. Dont pass up getting this issue on New Comic Book Day.

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9
House of Slaughter #19

Nov 8, 2023

The feelings of heart-break and danger flood the pages of this SIKTC spin-off, adding another layer to an already moving tale. Impactful writing sets up stunning visuals to carry Baits tale into the final moments. This is one issue you need to leave the local comic shops with in your possession. Fantastic work!

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9
House of Slaughter #20

Dec 13, 2023

Baits valiant attempts to win seem a losing cause in the pages of the SIKTC breakout series. Johns sets closes the door on this chapter with emotional writing while Cadonici and Segala echo the looming fear of repercussions for good intentions with excellent art. This will be one not to miss on New Comic Book Day this week!

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8
House of Slaughter #21

Mar 13, 2024

The last stand of the Butcher begins with a slow burn first issue. Brombal crafts the writing to weave the key players towards their eventual collision course.

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8.4
House of Slaughter #22

Apr 10, 2024

The last stand of Jace Boucher speeds forward with a solid chapter. The writing shows the confliction in a character whos still finding their way. The art gives readers a sense of the emotional toll being taken. Mix them together and you have an issue worth checking out at the Comic Shops this week.

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8.1
House of Slaughter #23

May 15, 2024

Jaces last stand builds towards an unimaginable showdown with the latest chapter. Brombal keeps the paranoia and rage high with the writing. Fuso, Muerto and the team magnify the breaking of spirits amongst the key players as Jaces time ticks closer away.

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10
I Hate This Place #10

Jul 5, 2023

The terrifying world of monsters and ghosts is met head-on by an intensely deep relationship that refuses to falter under any circumstance. Trudy and Gabbys final endeavor to save the world is brought to life by incredible writing and exceptional visuals to take readers into the closing events of a fantastic series. Highest possible recommendation this week for New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
In Hell We Fight! (2023) #1

Jun 7, 2023

Four no-so innocent souls come together on an unlikely escapade that readers won't be able to escape from. Layman and Jok present a wildly imaginative trek thru sharp writing and eye-catching visuals that are sure to leave an impression. Don't pass it giving this a read on New Comic Book Day.

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9
Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong (2023) #1

Oct 17, 2023

Combining some of Pop Cultures biggest characters in one book is a challenege onto itself. The creative team of Buccallato, Duce and Guerrero give fans an unforgettable first impression with incredible writing mixed with energetic visuals. Theres no way after reading the first issue readers wont be counting down the days for the next round at the LCS!

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9
Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong (2023) #2

Nov 21, 2023

If you want action, look no further! With Buccellato orchestrating the fight card, Duce and Guerrero give readers a show-stopping initiative of excitement. Once the issue concludes, there is no doubt of how huge the stakes are and its outcome is one not to miss!

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8.5
Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong (2023) #3

Dec 19, 2023

The mayhem continues as the monsters run wild in the DCU. Buccellato weaves in big action with emotions running high as hope takes a huge hit. The art team construct visuals that give this story the proper larger than life feel it deserves. If youre not picking this up on New Comic Book Day, youre really missing out!

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9
Kill Your Darlings (2023) #1

Sep 6, 2023

For fans of fantasy mixed with a touch of horror, the latest series coming out of KLC Press and Image Comics is one to check out. Excellent writing and creative imagery usher in a story that will question the line between dreams and nightmares. You wont want to miss this on New Comic Book Day!

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9.5
Klik Klik Boom (2023) #1

Jun 14, 2023

From the opening page, there is a certain enigmatic feel that captures readers and never lets go. Wagner orchestrates a slow burn thriller brought to life by Dabbs and Wilsons amazing visuals reflecting the gritty and mysterious world of Sprout. This is a must-have on New Comic Book Day.

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9
Klik Klik Boom (2023) #2

Jul 26, 2023

The odd couple pairing of Serena and Sprout are tasked with finding a way to survive with mounting pressure. Wagners writing keeps readers glued in, constructing a multi-leveled tale. This is matched panel for panel with exceptional art from Dabbs and Wilson, giving readers much to ponder while figuring out the true mission at hand. This is a book you cant miss on New Comic Book Day.

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8
Knight Terrors (2023) #3

Aug 8, 2023

The latest installment of DC Comics horror-infused nightmare leaves fans wide awake with some impactful events to process. Williamson, Camuncoli, and the team deliver a solid companion piece to the larger story unfolding across the DCU. Keep an eye out for this on New Comic Book Day!

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8
Knight Terrors (2023) #4

Aug 22, 2023

Insomnias final play makes for an engaging issue to send readers into the upcoming finale of DC Comics massive crossover event. Williamson, Camuncoli, and the team give the major villain some definition to his character as the closing chapter is about to begin. Keep an eye out for this issue on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Local Man (2023) #4

Jun 2, 2023

Being so close to solving the mystery has never felt further away. The build-up leading into the latest issue doesnt miss Local Man #4 hits readers with long awaited moments and answers. Fleecs, Seeley and the team set up Jack Xaver with superb writing and art to challenge him with his most personal confrontation yet. Dont miss grabbing this issue on New Comic Book Day!

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9.5
Local Man (2023) #5

Jun 28, 2023

Local Man #5 gives readers a very satisfying conclusion to the initial mystery of the book while planting seeds to for what is next. Jack Xavers life is anything but normal with the complex losses he keeps taking. Fleecs and Seeley have raised the stakes with excellent writing and art painting the picture of a broken hero. You need to add this series into your comic collection.

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8.5
Local Man (2023) #6

Oct 18, 2023

Jack Xaver is back whether his hometown wants it or not! Seeley, Fleecs and the team dont miss a beat as they gives readers great character moments with grand artwork to send Crossjack onto his next adventure. Local Man is always a great puck-up on New Comic Book Day!

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9
Local Man (2023) #7

Nov 29, 2023

The saga of CROSSJACK takes a humorous and dark turn with an unexpected trip within these pages. With excellent writing and art from Fleecs, Seeley and the team, readers have a wild journey on the way to finding justice in Image Comics' latest smash hit. Don't miss this book on New Comic Book Day!

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9
Local Man (2023): Gold

Aug 30, 2023

The early vibes of Image shine bright in a throwback tale that needs to be read by readers young and old. Exceptional writing and art style continues to make the past of Jack Xaver an engaging read in the present with the help of some old readers. Check it out on New Comic Book Day,

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10
Masterpiece (2023) #1

Dec 13, 2023

The team of Bendis and Maleev strike another huge score with their latest mystery crime tale. Through fantastic writing and impressive imagery, the saga of Emma Lawford lives up to its apply titled name. The sins of the family come to light with an issue you cant afford to miss at the local comic shop!

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9
Masterpiece (2023) #2

Jan 10, 2024

Who is Emma Lawford? That question haunts the pages of comics next big thing. Bendis orchestrates the ultimate heist of readership with brilliant writing. Paired with Maleevs electric art and its another winning combination fans cant afford to miss.

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9
Masterpiece (2023) #3

Feb 14, 2024

Bendis and Maleev take readers through twists and turns before putting Emmas latest discoveries into focus with this chapter. Sharp writing and detailed imagery set the stage for a sudden change in direction that fans wont want to miss.

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9
Masterpiece (2023) #4

Mar 27, 2024

With revenge fueling the dangerous game of cat and mouse, the showdown between Lawford and Preston takes things up a few notches. Through flawless writing and exceptional imagery, each party make bold moves to ensure victory. Will it be enough in the end?

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9.5
Masterpiece (2023) #5

May 8, 2024

Engaging, Clever and Bold. Masterpiece can easily be described with those words. With this latest chapter, Bendis, Maleev and the team combine sharp writing with classic imagery to stage all the players into position before charging into the finale. The series is nothing short of its title billing every time out.

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9
Midlife (Or How to Hero at Fifty) #1

Oct 11, 2023

The complexity of Father Time and what he deals is the driving point to Ruben Kwan's daily life. Buccellato, Simeone and Otsmane-Elhaou mix in the familiarity of everyday life with the possibility of starting life over again. One of the best stories I've read this year.

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9
Midlife (Or How to Hero at Fifty) #2

Nov 8, 2023

"You never slow down, you never grow old keeps the latest chapter of Ruben Kwan's life evolving with a can't miss issue. Buccellato's depiction of the heroic chapter of Ruben's life is an easy win for fans looking to re-ignite their love of superheroes.

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9
Midlife (Or How to Hero at Fifty) #3

Dec 6, 2023

Marty: Midlife #3 is a testament to the creative team's ability to weave a compelling narrative while delivering visually stunning artwork. The infusion of humor, the breaking of superhero norms, and the introduction of intriguing characters contribute to the overall richness of the story. The meticulous attention to details, from speech bubble colors to onomatopoeia, elevates the reading experience. The ending splash page serves as a powerful visual climax, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the next chapter of Ruben Kwan's journey.

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9
Midlife (Or How to Hero at Fifty) #6

Mar 20, 2024

With its' first arc at the end of its' light, the saga of Ruban Kwan closes with a powerful parting chapter. With Buccellato's strong writing leading the charge, Ruben faces many of his greatest challenges head-on. Simeone and Otsmane-Elhaou bring the heat with action sequences that stand toe-to-toe with the emotions of a man coming (truly) of age before readers' eyes. The final page will leave readers looking for more of this incredible series.

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9.7
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: II #5

May 3, 2023

Parrott and Mora merge the best of what makes these two fandoms special into a series that readers wont be able to stop talking about. The finale brings the action with the incredible visuals provided by Mora and Raul Angulo, giving both teams a battle living up to its billing. Parrotts writing is superb, tying in the emotional aspects of the young heroes facing a combined front by dangerous villains on the verge of finally succeeding in their plans. The series never falters and nails the landing with what transpires within these pages. You simply cannot miss this incredible series & finale!

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8.8
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #108

May 18, 2023

The mystery behind The Vessels uncanny mission is brought front and center during the havoc of Mistress Viles attack. Flores, Renna and the team throw the spotlight on this character and its counterpart with strong writing and exceptional artwork that will have fans reeling from the meeting of the two minds. You definitely dont want to miss this issue on NCBD!

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8.5
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2022) #109

Jun 21, 2023

The dynamic duo of Flores and Di Gianfelice reunite to send the Power Rangers on the path to the Darkest Hour. With emotionally charged writing paired with incredible visuals, the hype surrounding this current story arc continues to be justified with another exceptional issue. There is something special unfolding with this series that all readers need to check out.

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8.1
Mistland (2024) #1

Apr 23, 2024

Through the wonderment of a fantasy land lies a dark secret. Castilhos writing walks readers into the tensions of the new landscape. The imagery of Watanabe and Marques depicts elements brewing that hits a new gear when the last page debuts. This will be a book youll want to keep an eye out for on NCBD.

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8
Mistland (2024) #2-

May 21, 2024

Mystery abounds for six exiles as a new stat quo unfolds. Castilhos writing switches themes to farewells and survival fighting. The imagery of Watanabe, Marques and Manes fills the pages with growing mysteries. Get ready as the biggest dangers to this group might not just be their newfound home, but their own personalities as well.

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8
Ms. Marvel: Mutant Menace (2024) #3

May 15, 2024

With an old friend stopping by, Kamala Khans world gets turned upside down. The writing brings out the best of Kamalas personality. Paired with solid imagery depicting action and a blossoming romance, fans will have much to be invested in. The final page should have some readers buzzing with who stops by. Keep this one on the radar when at the shops this week.

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9
Nice Jewish Boys (2023) #1

Nov 7, 2023

Under the veil of friendship and family, Kleid, Broglia and Wright establish a devious tale that tests pushing a man to his breaking point. Fantastic writing fills the vivid imagery to construct a story that would be criminal to pass on reading. Make sure to check this out on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
Nice Jewish Boys (2023) #2

Dec 5, 2023

The balancing act of Jake Levin continues to impress in Comixology Originals latest crime drama. Kleids strong writing takes readers deeper into the challenges of being a criminal and caring family man. Brolia, Wright and Litt elevates the scenarios unfolding making this a story you wont want to pass up on New Comic Book day.

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8
Nice Jewish Boys (2023) #3

Jan 9, 2024

The struggle within Jake Levin continues to lure in readers with another solid chapter. Kleid dives into the emotional tug of war on Jakes soul with exceptional writing. Broglia and Wright bring the personal wounds to life with imagery that leaves no question of how deep Jake is sinking. With so many parties involved, one has to wonder if and how he will possibly survive.

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8
Nightwing (2016) #106

Sep 19, 2023

The next chapter in one of Comics best series starts off with an excellent starting point. Taylor, Byrne and the team mix in superb writing and fine artwork to give readers a welcome to what is sure to be another hit arc on this fantastic series. Dont miss this on New Comic Book Day!

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9
No / One (2023) #3

May 17, 2023

The Massive-Verses biggest mystery heads into uncharted territory with its latest entry. Shifting the focus away from the main case to highlight a smaller one is a risky gamble, but Higgins, Buccellato, Borges, and the team tie it all together with compelling writing and phenomenal art. The mystery has only just begun but there is a reason why this series gets all the praise it does: Its simply THAT Good! Dont miss this series and the companion podcast when it drops!

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9.5
No / One (2023) #4

Jul 5, 2023

The pace feels fast and reflects the intensity of the fighting. Its great storytelling which has become synonymous with this series. Excellent close-out visuals to set things forward towards the latest podcast.

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9
No / One (2023) #5

Aug 23, 2023

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9.5
No / One (2023) #6

Nov 1, 2023

The threat of the Accountability Killer tightens their hold on the city of Pittsburgh with another must-have issue. Superb writing and phenomenal art brings the drama and action to a boiling point. The series (and companion podcast) are must-haves on NCBD. No exceptions. If youre not reading No/One, you are missing out on something special!

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9
No / One (2023) #7

Dec 27, 2023

With a major break in the "Accountability Killer case, the Massive-verse's greatest mystery starts its trek to the finale. With exceptional writing from Higgins and Buccellato, Fuso's illustrations bring the drama to a stage where the saga is about to explode.

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9
No / One (2023) #8

Mar 13, 2024

The Massive-Verses biggest mystery adds more dynamics into an already complex story. Led by the superb writing of Higgins and Buccellato, a characters image is revealed to be shattered. Through the excellent images of Borges, Englert & Otsmane-Elhaou, fans are treated to a detour in plot before returning into focus for the main course to be served.

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9
Nocterra #15

Jun 7, 2023

With hope slipping away, the Sundog convoy throws caution to the wind in an attempt to face the darkness in an issue that cant be missed! With incredible storytelling and amazing visuals provided by Synder, Daniels and the team, Nocterra shifts into another gear with no signs of slowing down.

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9
Nocterra #16

Sep 20, 2023

The Convoys last stand versus Blacktop Bill and Nox finishes with an epic conclusion that shouldnt be missed. Snyders flawless writing matched with the amazing visuals of Daniel concludes the hopeless fight against darkness for now, until its time to hit the road again on New Comic Book Day!

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9
Nocterra: Nemesis Special

Jul 19, 2023

The grim presence of Noxs most dangerous follower shines through in an incredible one-shot issue. The haunting fantasy battlefield of Emorys mind comes to life through excellent writing and stunning visuals. The creative team keeps the petal to the metal with an engaging tale that is a must-have on New Comic Book Day.

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8
Nostalgia (2023) #1

Jun 13, 2023

After the music stops, when does life begin again? That is the question posed in the world of Craig Mancini. Hoffman, eelj and the team bring a powerful vision of a lost soul trying to find himself through solid writing and fantastic imagery. This is a book you dont want to pass up checking out.

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9
Outsiders (2023) #1

Nov 14, 2023

KNOW THE UNKNOWN! With sharp writing and exceptional art, the current incarnation of Outsiders make a hug splash in their latest run. Let by an ambitions take courtesy of the Hivemind, Carey and their team, Luke Fox and company look to shatter all youve known about this group and carve their own space into the legacy of DC Comics.

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8.5
Outsiders (2023) #2

Dec 12, 2023

The latest challenge for DCs newest super-team displays an emotional driven tale. The HiveMind balance the drama and excitement with fantastic writing. Carey, Taddeo and Napolitano construct huge moments with driven reactions to continue making this a book not to be missed on New Comic Book Day.

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8
Parliament of Rooks (2023) #1

Nov 14, 2023

Powerful imagery bolsters the strong writing debut of Harding for a love story unlike any other. Blending the worlds of horror and hope, the story of Ravenscar and Seraphina takes readers into many directions before leaving a terrifying note as to what the future holds.

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7.5
Phantom Road (2023) #3

May 11, 2023

Lemire, Walta and the team put the spotlight on a character adding a new element to an already combustible situation. Solid storytelling and artwork keep things rolling as the highway to horror shifts gears into a new lane for readers to follow.

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8.5
Phantom Road (2023) #4

Jun 7, 2023

The mystery grows deeper with secrets revealed and actions taken with grave consequences. Lemire, Walta and the team take readers down the supernatural road with excellent writing and art. You won't want to miss this series at the local comic shops!

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8
Phantom Road (2023) #5

Jul 5, 2023

Lemire, Walta and the team keep things rolling along with another excellent read. The secrets grow deeper with fantastic writing and art shifts things into high-gear with a big reveal in the final moments. Keep an eye out for this book on New Comic Book Day!

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10
Pine & Merrimac (2024) #1

Jan 3, 2024

The secrets of Jamesport are about to surface with a story you simply cant miss picking up. With Starks crafting the unbreakable bond of love of Linnea and Parker, Galns magnificent imagery excels the mystery to new heights. Get ready for the start of something comic fans will talking about through 2024 and beyond.

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8.5
Power Rangers Unlimited: The Coinless #1

Jun 28, 2023

The dark times of the current Power Rangers story extends its grip into another universe with a thrilling adventure. Cesare, Hidalgo, and the team present an alternate time with an unlikely source of hope standing in the way of greater evil. Solid drama and fantastic action makes this a book to keep an eye out for on New Comic Book Day.

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9.5
Punisher (2023) #1

Nov 8, 2023

No Frank Castle, No Problem. Pepose blends the classic Punisher themes with a new character with excellent writing. The action flies off the pages via Wachter and Brown's vision of unrelenting fury. With the action cranked up to a fever pitch, there is no way you want to miss this book when it drops on New Comic Book Day!

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10
Radiant Black #24

May 3, 2023

All roads lead to the next phase of the MassiveVerses flagship title with an incredible issue concluding this prelude arc. Higgins, Costa, Monti and Carey present two heroes outmatched for what lies ahead but refusing to surrender with superb writing and an amazing visual experience. There is a reason this line of books are comics most exciting line and led by Radiant Black. The buzz surrounding this series never fails to deliver and this issue will be one fans will be talking about this week on New Comic Book day. Highest possible recommendation.

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8
Resurrection of Magneto (2024) #1

Jan 24, 2024

The impossible is challenged with the future of Mutant-kind waiting in the wings in an ambitious first chapter. Ewing doesnt delay in keeping a rapid pace to move Storms mission forward. Vecchio and Curiel providing lasting impressions with the images to give readers quite the tale to follow in the Krakoan Eras downfall.

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8
Resurrection of Magneto (2024) #4

Apr 10, 2024

The question of identity haunts the return of the Master Of Magnetism. With Ewing displaying all the emotions, Magentos true self emerges. The art team delves into multiple full page images fitting for a legends grand homecoming.

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8.5
Rise of the Powers of X (2024) #1

Jan 10, 2024

The fate of the future lies in the past with a solid start to the end of Mutantkinds days. With layered writing backed up by spectacular visuals, Xavier leads a desperate attempt to save the world. Will the ends justify the means?

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8.5
Rise of the Powers of X (2024) #2

Feb 21, 2024

The saga of the X-Mens final stand strives forward with another excellent issue. With Gillen mixing in some touching drama along with the action, the intensity of Charles Xavier shines through. Silvas impeccable art raises to new levels which fans wont be able to get enough of. You wont want to miss this one!

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9
Rise of the Powers of X (2024) #3

Mar 27, 2024

With the fate of the past and future at stake, Xaviers desperate action takes center stage in this engaging chapter. Gillen constructs a complex dilemma of moral and ethical consequence with the writing. Silva, Curiel and Cowles give readers much to savor with the incredible images. The end is almost here and readers wont be able to wait to see how this all ends.

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9.1
Rise of the Powers of X (2024) #4

Apr 24, 2024

With deception in the air, the X-Men scramble to stop their biggest threat. Gillen balances the action and drama with sharp writing. Silva and Curiel level up the visuals, presenting many moments for fans to enjoy as Krakoan time slowly slips away.

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9
Rogue Sun #13

Jun 21, 2023

The new stat quo of Dylan Siegel shows no sight of slowing down what has already become a must-have series on NCBD. Parrotts method of mixing in emotional moments with shocking twists delivers on another fantastic issue with amazing visuals form Abel, Renna and the rest of the team. The Massive-Verse is back in full swing and you dont want to miss it!

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9
Rogue Sun #15

Aug 23, 2023

The life and times of Dylan Siegal never disappoint as the creative team continues to find ways to lead readers into directions that no one sees coming. Parrott delivers on the drama with exceptional writing. Factor in the one-two punch of Abela and Renna (along with the rest of the team) and Rogue Sun continues to be a must have on New Comic Book day.

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8.5
Sentry (2023) #1

Dec 6, 2023

Bob Reynolds is dead, Long live Bob Reynolds. The next chapter of the legacy of the Sentry begins with a striking return. Loos slow-building plot along with Zagarias stunning visuals allows ample time for the audience to connect to the events plying out. The mystery is only just beginning and this will be one not to miss on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
She's Running on Fumes (2024) #1

Feb 6, 2024

Family business enters a dangerous road with an engaging opening chapter. Hopeless brings the personal tale to readers with unapologetic honesty. Jenkins provides the emotional art to set readers on a course they wont want to hit the brakes on.

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8
She's Running on Fumes (2024) #2

Mar 5, 2024

The emotions run high as Jeanies struggles to stay one step ahead slip out of grasp. Hopeless crafts a depression glimpse into Jeanies overpowering will to keep the family intact. Jenkins provides the heart-breaking visuals leading into the next phase of an unlikely path.

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8
She's Running on Fumes (2024) #3

Apr 2, 2024

The looming danger of Jodys past haunts Jeanies present with another strong chapter of SROF. Hopeless dabbles between dire straits and defiant will with the writing. Jenkins constructs strong visuals to mirror the possible break Jeanie needs through the emotional rollercoaster shes unfortunately on. Theres much unfolding within these pages.

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8
She's Running on Fumes (2024) #4

May 7, 2024

Even with fading hope, the weight of Jodys world doesnt break Jeanie in the latest chapter of SROF. Hopeless constructs a tumultuous landscape with Jodys behavior. Jenkins locks in the visuals of a devious world with a broken but not defeated protagonist still standing.

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9
Shift (2023) #1

Dec 20, 2023

The Massive-Verses most wanted breaks out to steal the spotlight in a one-shot that doesnt miss its mark. Higgins along with an all-star line-up of artists take readers on an escapade with superb writing and phenomenal art each page. Hopefully this is the start of a bigger plan, just like Shift would scheme so make sure you grab your copy at the local comic shops this week.

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8
Sirens of the City (2023) #1

Jul 12, 2023

Sirens Of The City by Starer and Randolph gives readers a unique vision of NYC in the 1980s. With a lead character led by solid writing and electric visuals, the mystery surrounding Layla will be one for readers not to pass up on New Comic Book Day!

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8
Something Epic (2023) #1

May 10, 2023

The world of Danny Dillon is an eye-popping experience that will question what readers see vs. what they think. KUDRASKI brings this to page with stellar artwork balanced out with a story growing by each page. The concept has only begun to step into focus, making this a book you want to keep an eye out for at the Local Comic Shops.

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9.5
Something is Killing the Children #31

Jul 19, 2023

The latest story arc of SIKTC kicks off with a superb return issue that fans cant afford to miss. Excellent writing combined with haunting imagery sets the stage for a combustible series of future events. After reading the first few pages, the creative team defines what incredible storytelling is all about. Dont miss this issue on New Comic Book day!

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9.5
Something is Killing the Children #34

Oct 25, 2023

The slow build pays off huge as a showdown months in the making explodes off the pages of an undeniable issue. Tynion, Delledera and the team impact readers with superb writing and intense art to send Erica Slaughter into her gravest challenge yet. This is an absolute must buy on New Comic Book Day!

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10
Something is Killing the Children #35

Nov 29, 2023

The latest challenge in Erica Slaughters life comes to a chaotic and explosive conclusion with an amazing issue. Tynions superb writing orchestrates the thrilling showdowns fans have been waiting for. Delledera, Muerto & Andworld Design showcase through incredible imagery the brutality and heart-breaking reactions to another SIKTC classic! Absolutley DO NOT LEAVER THE LCS WITHOUT THIS ISSUE!

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9.4
Something is Killing the Children #36

Apr 24, 2024

The journey into Erica Slaughters past is filled with emotion and mystery with this latest chapter. Tynions superb writing is setting the stages for a long pay-off. Delledera and Muerto provide impressive imagery capturing a side of the legendary hunter rarely seen. Its phenomenal work that shouldnt be missed.

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8.7
Something is Killing the Children #37

May 22, 2024

The latest journey into Slaughter encompasses everything fans love about Erica Slaughter. Tynions writing delivers a classic Slaughter hunt. The art shines as the supporting cast steals attention for this chapter. With a strong walk off close, the past is a present issue that SIKTC fans will want to check out!

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8.5
Somna (2023) #1

Nov 22, 2023

Hit me up on ODPH social media and let me know your thoughts on Somna #1. Thanks for reading Parlay points on Nerd Initiative!

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9
Spectregraph (2024) #1

Apr 24, 2024

Mixing in true horror elements with human emotion, Spectregraph #1 leaves readers with a tremendous starting point for a bigger story. Tynion weaves in flawed characters in between a growing plot with superb writing. Ward adds in impressive visuals that bend reality into a haunting experience for the reader. It's a debut that will have many fans talking at the comic shops when they pick this up.

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8.5
Spider-Gwen: Smash (2023) #1

Dec 13, 2023

No matter the earth, the life and times of Spider-Gwen are never ordinary. Flores creative takes and writing lead the visual ensemble of Balam, DAmico, Sifuentes and Cowles to compose a new tale fans wont want to skip on New Comic Book Day!

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9
Star Wars: Visions (2022): Peach Momoko #1

Nov 15, 2023

Through the innovative eyes of Peach Momoko, the world of Star Wars is gifted a story of epic proportions. With mind-blowing visuals to lift Kakos plan of discovering truth, This is one issue not to pass on for New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Superman (2023) #6

Sep 19, 2023

The new arc of Joshua Williamsons Superman doesnt delay in bringing action and excitement to readers. Sharp writing and excellent visuals by Melnikov and Snchez give readers a fun story to jump along for the ride heading to the monumental Superman #850!

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9
Superman (2023) #7

Oct 17, 2023

The anniversary issue of this Man of Tomorrow title sets the foundation for a great reminder for the future of Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow. Williamson weaves a multi-layered book with many tales to be excited about. Backed by an all-star lineup on art duties and this book needs to be in your collection by the end of New Comic Book day!

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9
Superman (2023) #9

Dec 19, 2023

With Redondos amazing visuals leading the way, the latest arc of the Man Of Tomorrow soars to a new level. Williamsons excellent writing balances out the classic storytelling with the creative team to give fans an adventurous new tale that needs to be added to your collection!

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8.5
Superman (2023) #10

Jan 16, 2024

The Man of Tomorrow searches for truth and justice in the past with a conclusion that simply hits the bullseye. Fantastic writing with amazing visuals bring out the best of DCs franchise hero as this current series scores another huge win.

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8.5
Superman (2023) #11

Feb 20, 2024

The return home isnt always welcome for the Man of Steel. The Lex Luthor Revenge Squad makes their final move with Williamson pacing the moves with great writing. Balden, Lokus and Maher construct energetic imagery with big reveals in the closing moments of the chapter. This is one Superman story you wont want to miss.

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8.3
Superman (2023) #13

Apr 16, 2024

The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend never had Superman and Lobo in mind? With Williamson guiding the pair into danger, the House Of Brainiac delivers fans a strong chapter to follow. Sandoval, Snchez and Maher construct big action sequences with a shocking proposition lingering in the background. Just wait for the final page to turn everything upside down until next time.

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9
Superman (2023) #14

May 21, 2024

With deceptions abound, Superman finds himself in front of a new evil that he might not be able to stop. Williamson constructs an incredible read with action and answers filling the bill. The art team elevates the conflicts and challenges to new levels. A new threat to the DCU has arrived and fans might not be ready for whats next!

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9
Superman (2023) Annual: 2023

Aug 8, 2023

Taking the spotlight away from the Man of Steel and placing it on the Daily Planet team proved for an enjoyable read. Williamson and the teams present a grounded story recapping previous stories while setting the foundation for another go-around that simply cant be missed. Make sure you pick this up on New Comic Book Day!

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8.4
Superman (2023): House of Brainiac Special #1

Apr 30, 2024

The cause and effect of Brainiacs latest attack filters through the Superman mystique with this latest special. Each story creates a past, present and future sense as victory inches closer for the collector of worlds. The creative teams highlight the influence of events that fans will not want to miss on NCBD.

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9.5
Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor (2023) #1

Jul 25, 2023

Doing a mature themed Superman story is never easy. in one debut issue, Waid, Hitch and the team lay the foundation with a captivating story filled with vibrant imagery. The endless battle takes things to another level with a can't miss issue for New Comic Book Day!

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9
Supermassive (2022): 2023

May 24, 2023

When a book has the billing Super Massive, it gives itself a high benchmark to hit. Without question, The Massive-Verse team accepts and exceeds the challenge mixing in superb writing and energetic artwork in an adventure fitting for the title. Theres a reason why this universe is comics most exciting one. The event is an absolute must have on New Comic Book Day!

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9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Stranger Things #1

Jul 12, 2023

Chittock, Pe, Dodgson and the team unite the heroes of Hawkins with the legendary TMNT squad for an impressive debut issue. Fans of both franchises will discover quickly how well this pairing gels with the stellar writing and attention-grabbing visuals. The story is just beginning and you wont want to miss this!

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9
The All-Nighter #11

Oct 31, 2023

The supernatural heroes helmed by Zdarsky and Loo return for a fantastic start to the final arc. The loss of Alex haunts the team with with sharp writing and excellent visuals to set the stages for an unforgettable finale. Dont miss the beginning of the end this week for New Comic Book Day!

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9
The All-Nighter #12

Nov 28, 2023

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions as a heavenly figure makes their presence known in another fantastic issue.

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8.5
The All-Nighter #13

Dec 19, 2023

The end begins here for the supernatural family with their final voyage into unknown danger. Zdarsky pens a superb build into the chilling attack by a dark presence. Paired with the captivating visuals brought to life by Loo and the art team and you have a winning combination of storytelling that cant be missed.

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9
The All-Nighter #14

Jan 30, 2024

With a fateful trip into confronting their fears, the family of the All-Nighter gives readers a memorable chapter before its finale. Zdarskys superb writing brings the fear front and center. Loos impressive art captures the essence of the familys drive so special. Its a bittersweet lead into what will be an instant classic finale.

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9
The All-Nighter #15

Feb 27, 2024

The supernatural saga of comics favorite diner concludes with a strong finale. Zdarsky orchestrates a layered conclusion with superb writing. Loo, Alleyne, and Cvetkovic provide a bittersweet farewell with dramatic visuals. Its closing time for this wildly imaginative tale and a true disservice to your collection not to add this chapter.

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9
The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement #1

Jun 21, 2023

Sorrentino and Stewart capture the grittiness of daily life with a supernatural shadow on the horizon. The initial introduction brings readers in with giving each major character a three panel mini story to clarify a piece of their daily activities.

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9.7
The Book of Evil (2022) #3

May 24, 2023

The odyssey of Homer and his friends takes an unexpected turn, questioning all he has known within Book Of Evil #3. Snyder, Jock and Price construct a superb issue with moments and visuals filled with small glimpses of hope in a declining and maddening world. This series is an excellent read and one you shouldnt miss out on for New Comic Book Day.

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9.5
The Book of Evil (2022) #4

Aug 29, 2023

Homers odyssey comes to a thrilling and heart-breaking end within the pages of Best Jackett Presss latest hit. Snyder, Jock and Price give readers superb writing with haunting visuals to bring the curtain down on what has been a chilling tale of hope and hurt. Make a point to pick this up digitally or in print when it drops in at the local comic shops.

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9
The Dead Lucky (2022) #7

Jul 26, 2023

With a new stat quo cemented in place, the return of Bibiana Lopez-Yang kicks off its next chapter with an issue you cant miss. Flores incredible writing is matched with Carlomagnos superb visuals to give readers a combination of action and emotional complexity that simply cant be missed. Make sure to snag your copy on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
The Dead Lucky (2022) #8

Aug 23, 2023

Bibis past catches up with her present stat quo in an issues fans will be buzzing about. Flores unveils a piece of Bibis history with superb writing matched by the eye-catching art of Carlomagno and the team. The Dead Lucky is THE series you need to be reading when a new issue drops so dont miss it on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
The Dead Lucky (2022) #11

Jan 31, 2024

The tension runs high as the fate of San Francisco shifts into dangerous territory with The Dead Lucky #11. Flores crafts a strong build for the eventual showdown with an emotional reunion to lift Bibi. Carlomagno, Iacono and Carey set the backdrop of the battlefield with excellent art leading into a showdown for the ages.

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8.7
The Dead Lucky (2022) #12

Mar 27, 2024

The latest chapter of Bibiana Lopez-Yang ends on a solid, bittersweet ending. Flores writing showcases the growth of not only a hero but the person behind the powers. Carlomagno, Iacono and Carey put together the impactful imagery that concludes events for time being, but readers will be lucky to see more down the road.

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9.5
The Devil That Wears My Face (2023) #1

Oct 4, 2023

With Peposes sharp writing blended with Cormacks haunting art, the ideas one would have about not doing an exorcist story in this time period quickly disappear. Combining action, drama plus the overall feel of horror and fans simply wont be ready for what this issue and series is going to be bringing on New Comic Book Day. You dont want to miss this one.

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9
The Devil That Wears My Face (2023) #5

Mar 6, 2024

The pen-ultimate chapter of Father Vieris & Legions deadly dance doesnt disappoint. Pepose constructs the path to the final confrontation balancing horror and heroics. Cormack and Birch bring the hellish playing field to life with haunting imagery. Buckle in for a final showdown for the ages.

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9
The Devil That Wears My Face (2023) #6

May 8, 2024

With a even balance of horror and action, the final standoff between Father Vieri and Legion gives fans a memorable sendoff. Pepose raises the stakes with excellent writing. Cormack and Birch go above and eyond with the imagery to bring out the best and darkest of Hell on Earth. This will be one not to miss at the shops for sure.

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10
The Devils Cut (2023) #1

Aug 30, 2023

A new era of comics starts NOW! Led by an all-star line-up of creators, "The Devil's Cut lives up to the building hype it has generated. No matter what you look for as a reader, there is something for everyone. Each story dives into various genres and all have moments that will grow readers' anticipations more for when they get the next chapter of this game-changing imprint.

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The Incal: Dying Star - A Review #1

May 9, 2023

The latest addition to Jodorowsky and Moebius makes its mark, presenting a tale that is sure to please longtime fans of this series while welcoming new ones to this universe. Watters, Davis-Hunt and the team paint a distinct vision of tragic loneliness with harsh reality as a commander tries finding hope in a bleak universe. This is one to keep an eye out for on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
The Infernals (2024) #2

Mar 20, 2024

The latest chapter of the shady side of family business hits' its marks with a sensational follow-up chapter. The writing team of Gardner and Parrott bring out the devilishly best of the Morgenstern family with steady drama and dark humor. Pearson (along with Bonato and Otsmane-Elhaou)'s images grab readers with haunting visuals that never let go. Things are only going to heat up more form here so definitively don't miss the latest chapter.

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9.5
The Penguin (2023) #1

Aug 22, 2023

Oswald Cobblepot is dead. Long live Gothams Crime King. King shatters dreams of a peaceful life with superb writing. The panels by De Latorre and Maiolos bold visuals set the tone for a forging a new trail in what is sure to be a suspenseful tale for the ages. Make sure this issue is in your possession on New Comic Book Day!

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9
The Penguin (2023) #2

Sep 26, 2023

King, De Latorre and the team dont miss a beat with another fantastic issue of the return of Gothams Crime King. Superb writing orchestrates a plot that deceptively keeps readers guessing with exceptional art. The series has come out of the gate swinging and you dont want to miss your chance picking it up.

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8
The Penguin (2023) #7

Feb 27, 2024

The visuals of Penguin running the casino further illustrates what makes him dangerous. The unsettling nature shines through each panel. This all builds towards a show-stopping final full page that will have many fans excited for whats next.

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8.2
The Penguin (2023) #9

Apr 23, 2024

Its a family affair as The Penguin attempts to reclaim his throne. King sets the stage for an explosive confrontation with the writing. De Latorre, Maiolo and Cowles provide the brooding backdrop to the big throwdown. Fans wont want to miss how this all plays out.

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8
The Savage Strength of Star Storm #1

Jun 2, 2023

Doing double duty, Craig (w/ Finestone on the colors) dives into the classic sci-fi elements. The two-page full panel spread lets readers know how important the Starstorm is without even digging into its background. The reactions in high school play out as one would expect with a great panel pre-meteor impact. However, the image readers will most remember from this issue is the Awakening 2-page spread. Absolutely love the coloring and multiple character faces of whats to come with Grants story.

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7.5
The Savage Strength of Star Storm #2

Jun 28, 2023

The saga of Starstorm dips away from focusing on the main character to introduce some possible major players into the mix. Readers will enjoy the throwback feel of this story as it combines many elements with its blossoming origin.

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8
The Savage Strength of Star Storm #3

Jul 26, 2023

Craig and Finestone layer the foundation of their expanding universe with an engaging issue. The introduction of more rogues proves dangerous through solid writing and strong visuals. This series has such a vintage vibe to it that if youre into superheroes, this should be on your radar for New Comic Book Day.

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8
The Savage Strength of Star Storm #4

Aug 30, 2023

Grant Garrison gets some back-up and guidance for what lies ahead in this vintage superhero-style book. Craig and Finestone give readers a fun tale that is sure to connect with the superhero side in all readers. Keep an eye out for this on New Comic Book Day.

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8
The Savage Strength of Star Storm #5

Sep 27, 2023

The life and times of Grant Garrison head into the unknown as the action swings for the fences with its latest chapter. Craig and Finestone bring out the best of the vintage superhero blueprint with solid writing and strong visuals. If you havent checked out this series yet, make a point on this upcoming New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
The Savage Strength of Star Storm #6

Oct 18, 2023

The opening arc for Grant Garrison closes on a solid note with an issue that brings the action. Craig and Finestone construct big action and high drama as the strength of Starstorm might not be enough to carry the weight of the universe in his hands. Make sure to check this issue out on New Comic Books Day!

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8
The Scale Trade (2024) #1

May 1, 2024

Combining crime elements with fantasy creatures, The Scale Trade delivers an interesting concept. With Orlandos writing guiding reluctant partners, Huangs art conveys the deeper mystery unfolding for the readers. Its a solid debut issue that should lead to more excitement as events unfold.

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10
Thunderbolts (2023) #1

Dec 6, 2023

Matt: This serves as a prequel of a larger story that is upon the horizon. Each character gets a fantastic introduction into the story while teasing more to add. Bucky being the leader makes sense and his beef with Red Skull is promising to be a fun ride until the end. Im very optimistic about where this story is headed.

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8.5
Titans: Beast World (2023) #2

Dec 12, 2023

The chaos spirals more out of control in the next chapter of DCs monster crossover. Led by Taylors emotional writing, the battle waged by the heroes comes to life through the vivid imagery of Reis, Miki, Anderson and Abbott. Dont miss what unfolds here on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Titans: Beast World (2023) #5

Jan 23, 2024

The reveal of Amanda Wallers plans drives home the sense of danger surrounding Beast World. With Taylors unapologetic approach to Wallers vision leading the way, readers will get caught up in the creative teams positioning of key players with their strong artwork. With the fate of the DCU now in the crossfire, readers cant afford to miss this story.

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9.5
Transformers (2023) #1

Oct 4, 2023

The Energon Universe couldn't kick off more properly than a DWJ non-stop roller-coaster of excitement and action. The pages will have readers re-energized on the long-standing franchise as it hits the road for another memorable journey.

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8.5
Transformers (2023) #2

Nov 8, 2023

The second round of Autobots vs. Decepticons keeps the hype and excitement going with an excellent combo of action and drama. With a high-profile debut stealing the spotlight, Superb writing and imagery raises the stakes for the robots in disguise with an issue you cant miss!

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9
Transformers (2023) #5

Feb 14, 2024

Through the creative vision of Daniel Warren Johnson, the world of the Transformers continues to be a must-read series! Strong writing balances the full-throttle action imagery to give fans much to be excited about. This series continues to set a high bar few will reach.

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10
Transformers (2023) #6

Mar 13, 2024

The first arc of Daniel Warren Johnsons Transformers brings the house down with a rollercoaster of big action and bigger emotion. Readers will be blown away by the intense art and even more impactful writing. Its high level storytelling that is way more than meets the eye.

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8.8
Transformers (2023) #7

Apr 10, 2024

If you aim for the crown, you had best not miss is a perfect way to sum up Decepticon mentality in this latest issue. Johnsons writing leans heavy into the big battles readers know and love. Corona steps in for art duties and gifts fans with the winning formula this series has been known for. Its conclusion lays down a proclamation that might not be able to be kept, but only time will tell that story.

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8.5
Transformers (2023) #8

May 8, 2024

With new leadership in place, the Decepticons take action in another solid issue from the Energon Universe. Johnsons writing leans into the emotional themes from a never-ending fight. Corona, Spicer and Wooten compliment the dialogue with fantastic imagery. Combined, it solidifies why this series is on many pull lists.

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9.5
Ultimate Spider-Man (2024) #1

Jan 10, 2024

The latest incarnation of Peter Parker is filled with classic drama and a question of unfulfilled destiny. Hickman sets the stage with magnificent writing while Checchetto and the team offer up some bold imagery while handling the emotional impact of destiny in a cant miss debut.

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7.8
Ultimate X-Men (2024) #1

Mar 6, 2024

The new vision of Marvels Children of the Atom delivers a darker and haunting introduction with the first chapter. Momoko brings imaginative storytelling to welcome readers into Hisakos world. It is one that will stand out from the crowd and has plenty of room to grow further.

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8
Ultimate X-Men (2024) #3

May 15, 2024

HISAKO ICHIKI and her world continues to provide a unique take on the X-Men mythos. Momoko shifts gears to Meis story which delivers on impactful writing and images. Once things come back to the present, there is a sense of wonder as a new player enters the game. This will be one to look out for on NCBD.

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Universal Monsters: Dracula (2023) #1

Oct 25, 2023

The team of Tynion and Simmonds deliver on a classic horror story that throws the spotlight on characters surrounding the monster's effect moreso than the actual lead himself. Sharp writing and beautifully crafted images make a bold statement of what's to come. Not everything is peeled back for the audience but there's enough to make waves and stand out on New Comic Book Day.

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8.5
Void Rivals (2023) #2

Jul 19, 2023

Kirkman, De Felici and the team usher in another solid issue expanding on the Energon groundwork. Outstanding writing bridges with exceptional art giving readers a new favorite story to jump on board with. Dont leave the comic shops with picking up this issue.

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8
Void Rivals (2023) #3

Aug 16, 2023

The Energon Universes odd couple dives further into danger with another excellent chapter. Kirkman, De Felici and the team waste no time building the tension and turmoil to a show-stopping conclusion. Make plans to pick this issue up as the story hasnt begun to even hit its next level yet!

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9
Void Rivals (2023) #5

Oct 25, 2023

The universe of Void Rivals grows with more combustible elements thrown in the mix. Kirkman, De Felici and the team present new consequences for Solilas actions with fantastic writing and art. The series heads into unknown territory and this issue is one you simply cant afford to miss on New Comic Book Day!

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8.5
Void Rivals (2023) #7

Mar 6, 2024

The second phase of The Energon Universes pace setter dives heavy into story in its latest chapter. Kirkman keeps readers on their toes with a pivotal character introduction. The art gives a bold welcome of the new player into the story with solid imagery. Where we go from here is anyones guess but you dont want to miss out.

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8.8
Void Rivals (2023) #8

Apr 3, 2024

Making an instant impact, Proximus enters the Void Rivals saga with an action packed debut. Kirkman sets the stage with thrilling writing. The art carries the heavyweight fight feel with every action image. With a show-stopping final page, this will be a book fans will be buzzing about.

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8
Wolverine (2020) #41

Jan 10, 2024

The first die is cast as the bloodiest feud in Marvel history prepares to write another chapter. Solid writing and strong imagery set the stage for violence and pain. Who will be left standing at the end is anyones guess but buckle in for the ride!

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9.5
Wonder Woman (2023) #1

Sep 19, 2023

Mixing in the superhero world with political conspiracies brings forth a grave challenge to Princess Diana of Themyscira. Through Kings superb writing, the visuals from Sampere and Morey paint a fractured and dangerous new world with one character fighting for justice against insurmountable odds. The hype is completely justified on what is happening within these pages. Dont miss out on NCBD!

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8
X-Force (2019) #48

Jan 24, 2024

The X-Mens most dangerous unit must find a way to stop their former director at all costs. Percys creative writing injects an unknown factor into a formal mission. Gills imagery shows the complexity of the choice made and the uncertainty of where it heads now. This will be one fans are going to be talking about.

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