Marcus Freeman's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: On Comics Ground Reviews: 101
8.4Avg. Review Rating

9.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #3

Aug 14, 2018

Spencer and Ottley's take on Spider-Man continues to be a fun experience. Peter is once again down on his luck, but his life is a joy to experience. Peter's unexpected separation from Spider-Man is ripe for intriguing storyline possibilities. Will Spider-Man retain Peter's sense of responsibility?

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8.5
Avengers (2018) #6

Aug 24, 2018

The Avengers battle with The Final Host continues with the fate of the world at stake. The Avengers exhaust all of their resources to stop the Horde and Dark Celestials and it still may not be enough. This is high concept sci-fi with abstract characters like Ghost Rider getting a lot of the shine. Jason Aaron's complex but enjoyable story with strong art from Ed McGuinness and Paco Medina make this a captivating read.

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9.3
Avengers (2018) #7

Sep 6, 2018

Jason Aaron takes a break from the present day Avengers, to revisit the Prehistoric Avengers. Aaron this time focuses on the Prehistoric Ghost Rider. Jason Aaron must have had as much fun writing this issue as I did reading it, especially with his history with the Ghost Rider character. The tragic rise of this Ghost Rider was an exciting and entertaining story, which is a testament to strong writing and art. We probably haven't seen the last of these prehistoric heroes, and their actions in the past will probably continue to have effects on the present day Avengers.

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8.3
Avengers (2018) #8

Sep 20, 2018

The Avengers try to relax and regroup as a team after saving the world from the Final Host. New headquarters, new leadership, potential relationships, and team departures all occur in this issue. This issue also sees the return of the Sub-Mariner. Is Namor friend or foe?

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9.3
Avengers (2018) #9

Oct 10, 2018

Namor has once again declared war on the surface world but won't result to his old tricks. Namor won't bring the war to them but will destroy any surface dweller that dares set foot in the ocean. Namor has also recruited his own team to carry out his vision. This spells trouble for an Avengers team that is still working on their chemistry. Will Captain America be able to reason with his old friend? Or will Atlantis finally reign supreme?

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10
Avengers (2018) #10

Nov 14, 2018

The Avengers celebrate 700 issues with a bang. Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, and David Marquez hit home runs when it comes to story, action, and art. Highlights of this issue include a triple threat match between the Avengers, Defenders of the Deep, and Winter Guard. Lingering plot threads are highlighted including what happened to Loki and the prehistoric Avengers. General Ross has recruited his own team of heroes in response to T'Challa being appointed chairperson of the Avengers, and now the Avengers have more problems than a rampaging Namor.

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8.3
Avengers (2018) #11

Dec 12, 2018

Phil Coulson plots against the Avengers and has a secret weapon at his disposal. Thor and She-Hulk advance from flirting to courting with a lot of awkwardness involved. T'Challa tries to hold court with a multicultural band of heroes, but a drunk bear sabotages the event. The Avengers certainly have their hands full and that's without even mentioning Namor.

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8.8
Avengers (2018) #12

Jan 10, 2019

This issue is highly enjoyable with the addition of multiple characters that have not been allowed to shine in some time. T'Challa wants eyes everywhere, and the King of Wakanda has the resources to do so. An already powerful Avengers team has become even stronger. Next up: vampires?

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9
Avengers (2018) #13

Jan 23, 2019

Jason Aaron takes a break from his main Avengers story to tell a tale of the Prehistoric Iron Fist. This Iron Fist single handedly protected primitive humans from the dangers of the prehistoric world with the skill and ferocity that Danny Rand wishes he had. Here's hoping that Jason Aaron has an individual story for all the Prehistoric Avengers before his run ends.

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8.7
Avengers (2018) #14

Feb 6, 2019

Vampires are at war and the Avengers are trying to prevent collateral damage. Blade just wants to kill them all. Robbie Reyes may have lost control of his demonic alter ego and that spells trouble for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Dracula is on the run, and the Shadow Colonel and his Legion of the Unliving are hot on his trail. Will the Winter Guard intervene? Will the Avengers survive this encounter? Will Robbie Reyes be the same again?

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9
Avengers (2018) #16

Mar 12, 2019

With Robbie Reyes stuck in Hell, the Ghost Rider is wreaking havoc on Earth. The combined might of the Avengers is barely enough to beat the beast. The Winter Guard returns, but still hasn't learned that having a vampire prisoner may not be the best idea. Can the Avengers stop the Legion of Unliving before they begin the next stage of their plan?

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8.7
Avengers (2018) #17

Mar 20, 2019

The vampire war has been prevented by the Avengers for the time being. The Avengers claim victory but don't realize that Dracula is not as helpless as he seems. Russia's vampire problem may not be going away anytime soon and the Winter Guard may not ready for what comes next.

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9.2
Avengers (2018) #18

Apr 30, 2019

Agent Coulson has finally brought his Squadron Supreme into the field to defend America from the War of The Realms. The Avengers have retreated and Coulson feels it's time for real American heroes to put "America First". We come to find out however, that there is something strange going on behind the scenes and Coulson has a hold on these heroes that they are not aware of themselves. We also see the possible reason as to how Coulson came back to life. Something bad happened to Coulson on his way back to life and it does not bode well for the Avengers.

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8.3
Avengers (2018) #19

May 22, 2019

The War of The Realms lands right on the Avengers doorstep. While the war rages on, T'Challa's Agents of Wakanda continue to covertly gather intel on potential threats the Avengers must be aware of. What T'Challa and the Avengers fail to realize is that the intel they receive may not be able to be trusted.

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8.8
Avengers (2018) #20

Jun 27, 2019

The Avengers continues to be pawns in the War of The Realms. The good thing is that Jason Aaron takes this issue and dedicates it to She-Hulk. She-Hulk has been one of the standout characters of Aaron's run so far, and it was great to see her character given some depth and development. Aaron appears to have big things planned for Jennifer Walters, and this issue was just the beginning.

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8.5
Avengers (2018) #21

Jul 10, 2019

The Avengers' enemies are gearing for an attack as the Avengers recover from War of The Realms. Black Panther and Captain America are weary of the next strike, but the rest of the heroes are happy to have some time off. The Avengers must continue to be weary of threats from this world and beyond.

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9.2
Avengers (2018) #22

Aug 2, 2019

Hell has come to Avengers Mountain and Robbie Reyes is at the center of it. The Avengers must fight for the very soul of Robbie and exorcise the demons from his soul and his car. The only problem is that Johnny Blaze has taken an interest in Robbie, and wants to show him the true power of the Ghost Rider.

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9
Avengers (2018) #23

Aug 29, 2019

Hell has come for the Avengers and it wants Robbie Reyes' soul. Robbie must drive like a bat out of Hell if he wants to survive. The Avengers now must have to battle a cosmically powered Ghost Rider. They may need to bring in Galactus now.

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7.8
Avengers (2018) #24

Sep 25, 2019

The Cosmic Ghost Rider has been sent to kill the Avengers while Johnny Blaze and Robbie Reyes are racing to see who is the Ghost Rider over all Ghost Riders. The Avengers will need to assemble to rescue Robbie from Hell.

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8.5
Avengers (2018) #25

Oct 23, 2019

Robbie Reyes has determined his own destiny as a Ghost Rider. The Avengers have gained one member back, but have potentially lost another. How will the Avengers regroup from their harrowing experience in Hell?

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7.8
Avengers (2018) #26

Nov 21, 2019

This month we get a spotlight on the Prehistoric Starbrand. This former caveman's origin is tragic just like his Avengers' teammates. How does the origin of this Starbrand connect to the arrival of a new Starbrand next issue?

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8.3
Avengers (2018) #27

Nov 29, 2019

The next mission for the Avengers takes them to space. Down a few members, Captain America recruits Black Widow to accompany them. The Starbrand has reappeared in Shi'Ar space and not even Gladiator can slow its powerful impact. Can the Avengers find the source of Starbrand's power and contain it?

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8.2
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #1

May 13, 2019

Batman and The Outsiders has finally arrived and the delay has not damaged the quality of this book. A book starring Black Lightning, Katana, The Signal, and Orphan has potential to be a hit that elevates all these characters. Bryan Hill has crafted a familiar storyline for these characters that involves strained team dynamics and time travel. I'm optimistic that Hill and artist Dexter Soy have plenty of twists and terms to make this a unique book on the market.

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8.2
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #2

Jun 13, 2019

While The Outsiders have been dispatched to find and rescue Sofia, Sofia and Kaliber have to survive on their own with Ishmael hot on their heels. Sofia is still processing the trauma she's endured in her life and now has to look over her shoulder because Ra's Al Ghul has plans for her. Sofia may need to channel the strength within her if she is to survive this ordeal.

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7.5
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #3

Jul 11, 2019

Sofia is in the clutches of Ra's Al Ghul and the Demon's Head is trying to corrupt her in order to turn her into one of his minions. Meanwhile, The Outsiders process their defeat by regrouping under the orders of Batman. Can the team come together under the guidance of the Dark Knight? Or will Ra's Al Ghul succeed in corrupting another soul.

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8
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #4

Aug 15, 2019

Ra's Al Ghul continues to sink his claws deeper and deeper into Sofia. Sofia may be a lost cause before The Outsiders can respond and rescue her. Plus The Outsiders have their own problems to deal with as they are still gelling as a team while addressing past traumas in their lives. Will The Outsiders be able to save Sofia's soul?

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7.5
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #5

Sep 12, 2019

The Outsiders try to go on the offensive and pull a rescue op in Khadym. Unfortunately the Demon's Head is prepared and has a welcome committee waiting for the team. Ra's Al Ghul also has a counter attack planned that may devastate The Outsiders if it is successful.

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7.7
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #6

Oct 9, 2019

The Outsiders thought they had victory in hand after rescuing Sofia, but this all seems to be a part of Ra's Al Ghul's plan. The youth on the Outsiders are the real target of the Demon's Head and unfortunately they are currently isolated from the rest of the team. Will the young team members be able to fight off the influence of Ra's Al Ghul, or will they have the same fate of Sofia?

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7.7
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #7

Nov 13, 2019

Ra's Al Ghul's psychological warfare is starting to tear the Outsiders apart from within. The Demon's Head is slowly turning the young heroes Batman has recruited into tools of his dark agenda. Can Black Lightning and Katana save these young heroes before the darkness consumes them?

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8
Batman and the Outsiders (2019) Annual #1

Oct 30, 2019

Katana takes the spotlight as she fights for her family's legacy with Black Lightning by her side. Some demons follow families for generations and Katana learns a lesson in what happens if you don't face these demons head on. Katana's experiences seems like it will not only have repercussions for herself, but for The Outsiders as a whole.

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8.8
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound #1

Nov 2, 2018

DC teamed John Stewart with Hanna-Barbera's Huckleberry Hound in a story examining the cost of war, and racial injustice in our society. The duo seems like the ultimate odd couple, but just like the other one-shot crossovers we've seen, they make a great team. Both characters turn hardship into triumph and learn to channel their inner strength to stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves.

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9.3
Far Sector #1

Nov 21, 2019

Far Sector is finally here, and boy does it not disappoint. N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell have created an awesome new character and an awesome new world to introduce her to. The Green Lantern mythos and cosmic corner of the DC Universe have just been expanded and the results are stunning.

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9.2
Green Lantern (2018) #1

Nov 8, 2018

The next chapter of Hal Jordan's saga begins with Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp. The first issue is promising as Hal Jordan tries to reestablish his life on Earth while keeping his eyes to the sky. Morrison and Sharp seem like they are preparing to put Hal through the ringer and I am anxious to see if Hal is able to survive what they have planned.

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9
Green Lantern (2018) #2

Dec 5, 2018

Hal Jordan continues his investigation into Controller Mu and the Blackstars, while Mu continues to gather items needed to complete his grand scheme. In this issue we meet new and unusual Green Lanterns who assist Hal in his investigation. Evil Star makes a short and untimely cameo in this book and his weapon of choice seems like it will mean a lot to the story going forward. Hal's investigation just took a drastic turn and a whole planet is now at stake.

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9
Green Lantern (2018) #3

Jan 9, 2019

Hal Jordan solves the disappearance of Earth and has a heart to heart with "God" in the process. Hal is rightfully disgusted by the actions of the Dhorians, but Hal may have taken things a step to far by dispensing his own brand of justice. What will be the consequences of Hal's actions?

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8.7
Green Lantern (2018) #4

Feb 7, 2019

Hal Jordan's willpower and fearlessness might have got him into trouble. The Guardians are investigating whether Hal is delivering justice or just acting as judge, jury, and executioner. Meanwhile, Controller Mu and his Darkstars are advancing their plot to control the universe. Mu's general, Countess Belzebeth, has revealed herself to be a force to be lethal force to be reckoned with that can bring whole populations to their knees. Hal Jordan seems to have realized that maybe he must become his enemy to defeat his enemy.

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8.8
Green Lantern (2018) #5

Mar 6, 2019

Hal Jordan has taken a deadly assignment from the Guardians. Abandon the Green Lantern Corps to infiltrate Controller Mu's Blackstars. Hal has also been given permission to use any means necessary to maintain his cover and neutralize Controller Mu. I have a feeling things are going to get very violent for Hal Jordan.

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8.7
Green Lantern (2018) #6

Apr 4, 2019

Hal Jordan has to kill Adam Strange to maintain his cover as a Blackstar. Hal saves Adam Strange but blows his cover in the process, putting the universe at stake. Hal apparently saves the universe, but disappears in the process. Where is Hal and will he know how to return to our universe?

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6.7
Green Lantern (2018) #7

May 2, 2019

Hal Jordan's adventure takes another bizarre turn as Hal Jordan finds himself trapped in his power ring. Grant Morrison uses a unique writing style this issue that may not be easy for some readers to follow. Luckily, Liam Sharp continues to provide excellent artwork for this series.

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8
Green Lantern (2018) #8

Jun 6, 2019

Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen reconnect and try to bust an intergalactic drug dealer while also saving the Earth from destruction. Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp show their respect to the classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow series by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams. Morrison still stays on brand with the very strange nods to obscure DC history and continues to build his bizarre space epic for Hal Jordan.

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8.2
Green Lantern (2018) #9

Jul 3, 2019

Hal Jordan returns to the stars and meets a familiar yet different face. An extra dimensional threat is making its way through the multiverse wreaking havoc and causing destruction. Hal will need the help Green Lantern Corps from across the multiverse to face this threat.

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8.7
Green Lantern (2018) #10

Aug 7, 2019

Hal Jordan unites with Green Lanterns from across the multiverse to protect it from an otherworldly threat. Can the Green Lanterns combined might protect not only the universe, but the multiverse as well? Or will the mysterious force that seems hell-bent on extinguishing life destroy this alliance?

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7.8
Green Lantern (2018) #11

Sep 16, 2019

The Green Lanterns of the multiverse have united to rescue some of their fellow Lanterns lost in the sea of multiple Earths. Hal and his fellow Lanterns track their fellow Corpsmen to a strange Earth where they are hosted by an even stranger being. These Lanterns may need to worry more about themselves than their colleagues or they may end up lost in the multiverse with them.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2018) #12

Oct 2, 2019

The battle with the Qwa-Man has become an extinction level event. Hal Jordan has literally put his life on the line to stop this menace from the Anti-Matter Universe. The Blackstars have also reared their ugly heads again, and still have plans for Hal Jordan that can potentially alter the fate of the multiverse in shocking ways.

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7.7
Green Lantern (2018) Annual #1

Aug 5, 2019

Hal Jordan takes a break from his space patrol to catch up with family. Unfortunately, work has a tendency to follow you home even if you did not bring it. What works in Hal's favor however, is his family shares his trademark fearlessness. Hal's family learns first hand what it takes to overcome great fear.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #44

Apr 4, 2018

This issue goes a long way towards furthering the development of Jessica Cruz the person, not just the Green Lantern. Unfortunately, Simon Baz is not given the same amount of shine to develop as a character on his own. I enjoyed Seely digging into Jessica's background and "Deal with the Devil" she is faced with in this issue. Maybe the issue would have been better off as a solo Jessica adventure instead of throwing Simon into a silly subplot. Hopefully this arc integrates Simon more while continuing to shed light on Jessica's past.

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9
Green Lanterns #45

Apr 18, 2018

Seely has bounced back from a slow opening issue to this arc, with an issue that answers a lot of questions that I had while addressing some of the concerns I had with the previous issue. Jessica has been described as someone that retreats within herself, and I'm afraid this may be literal for her now. Luckily, Simon is right on her trail.

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9
Green Lanterns #46

May 2, 2018

This was a very weird, but fun issue. Jessica and Simon's struggles within the Power Ring are separate but linked experiences that could prove disastrous for Jessica's status as a Green Lantern. It seems next issue we will see Jessica unleashed, which may not bode well for the DC Universe.

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7.7
Green Lanterns #47

May 16, 2018

With "Ghosts of the Past" completed, hopefully the book can move forward and towards more interesting subject matter. I find Jessica Cruz a very interesting character but this arc regarding her past did not consistently find its footing. The dynamic between Jessica and Simon was strong throughout, but inconsistent and at times ugly art, wordy dialogue, and unnecessary guest appearances bogged this arc down. Despite these issues, I remain interested in the future adventures of Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz.

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8.2
Green Lanterns #48

Jun 7, 2018

After a rather lackluster arc and annual issue, Green Lanterns bounces back with an explosive new are that pits Lantern against an entire Lantern corps. Jessica Cruz is on the run and she is trying to put the pieces together to find out why. I'm excited to see if Jessica finds the answer she needs or will Hal, Simon, and the corps take her down first?

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5.3
Green Lanterns #49

Jun 22, 2018

After an explosive first issue to this arc teasing a major confrontation between members of the Green Lantern Corps, the second issue in the arc ends the excitement with a whimper. Characters we don't care about take some of the spotlight, and plot threads are unraveled way too easily. The art in this issue is enjoyable, but it is not enough to make this issue salvageable. The inconsistency in this book continues.

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7.3
Green Lanterns #50

Jul 4, 2018

It's all hands on deck as the Earth-based Green Lanterns become ensnared in a mystery that even the Guardians are weary of. John Stewart is left injured, and Mogo is in the midst of a mysterious storm. There is an impending sense of dread affecting the Green Lanterns; can they handle the threat when it presents itself?

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7.3
Green Lanterns #51

Jul 16, 2018

Evil's Might continues, with the Green Lantern Corps being attacked from the outside and from within. Causalities are starting to mount, and the Lanterns don't seem to have a clue as to who their true enemy is. It seems like the Lanterns may begin pointing their fingers at each other before discovering what the true threat is.

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8
Green Lanterns #52

Aug 1, 2018

The Green Lantern Corps continue to crumble from within, and even the Guardians are helpless to stop it. Jessica and Simon seem to be the major targets of this covert plot, leaving the veteran Green Lanterns skeptical of their motives. Dan Jurgens has crafted a well-written mystery in this arc of Green Lanterns, and here's hoping that the villain revealed next issue is as compelling as the story has been so far.

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8
Green Lanterns #53

Aug 17, 2018

The mastermind of the deconstruction of the Green Lantern Corps has been revealed, and the Green Lanterns have no idea what they are up against. The Green Lanterns were able to defeat the Ravagers, but that just seems like a small part of a master plan that the Green Lanterns are not prepared to stop. Simon Baz may be the first casualty of this master plan, as he is cut off from the rest of his fellow Green Lanterns. I'm interested to see how this villain makes their presence felt next issue.

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7.8
Green Lanterns #54

Sep 5, 2018

The unknown mastermind manipulating the Green Lantern Corps finally reveals himself as the Cyborg Superman this issue. While the rest of the Corps debate whether Simon Baz is a traitor, Simon has his hands full with Cyborg Superman. Cyborg Superman has the power to control not just the Green Lantern Corps, but also the whole emotional spectrum. Simon was beaten nearly to death trying to stop Cyborg Superman, will the Green Lantern Corps be able to stop whatever Cyborg Superman has planned next?

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7.5
Green Lanterns #55

Sep 25, 2018

The villains continue to have the upper hand as "Evil's Might" continues. The Green Lantern Corps is divided and the Corpsmen are bickering amongst themselves. The Guardians have been once gain haunted by a sin of their past. Will the reign of the Cyborg Superman being, or will the Green Lanterns regroup and take the fight to Cyborg Superman?

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7.8
Green Lanterns #56

Oct 3, 2018

The Green Lantern Corps are now free from Cyborg Superman's influence thanks to Simon Baz and John Stewart, but the villain has set his sights on a new and familiar target: Coast City. Cyborg Superman looks to finish the job he started years earlier.

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7.7
Green Lanterns #57

Oct 17, 2018

The Green Lantern Corps are triumphant. Cyborg Superman and the Ravagers have been defeated. Hal Jordan has been redeemed. Now the Corps and the Guardians have to rebuild and determine what the future is for the protectors of the universe.

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5.7
Green Lanterns Annual #1

May 30, 2018

This annual issue seems unnecessary and a distraction until the next arc of Green Lanterns begins. The plot for the most part is dull with the exception of some action and backstory given towards the end of the issue. The art is rough for the majority of this issue. The next arc needs to begin immediately.

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9.2
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43

Apr 25, 2018

The war between the Green Lanterns and Darkstars is just beginning, and the Darkstars appear to have the upperhand. How will the Green Lanterns respond to the Darkstars lethal brand of law enforcement throughout the galaxy?

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9.3
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44

May 9, 2018

The Green Lantern Corps are trying to catch up in the arms race against the Darkstars. The potential recruits they have in mind however, could create more problems for the Lanterns then they will solve. Another problem the Lanterns face, what if the Darkstars are right?

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9.3
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #45

May 23, 2018

Darkstars Rising continues its explosive art where the Darkstars strike a blow against the Green Lantern Corps. Hal, John, and Guy's recruiting efforts continue to be explored with varying results. The Darkstars have drawn the line in the sand, when and how will the Green Lanterns respond?

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8.2
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46

Jun 13, 2018

Guy Gardner's personal decision could have drastic consequences not only for himself, but also for the Green Lantern Corps and the universe as a whole. While John Stewart's recruiting trip has proved to be successful so far, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner are struggling to reign in their recruits. The Darkstars have the upper hand, but it is only a matter of time before the Green Lanterns take the fight to them, with or without the help they sought out.

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7.7
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Jun 27, 2018

The predicaments the Green Lantern Corps found themselves in in previous issues seem to have been resolved and hopefully they can now get back into the fight. Hal and Guy found themselves in situations that I found fascinating initially, but the way Venditti decided to resolve their plights left a lot more to be desired for me. I continue to not really care about anything involving Kyle, but I was disappointed to not see any John Stewart in this issue. Luckily (or maybe unluckily) for the Green Lantern Corps, the Darkstars are on the attack and this can provide an opportunity for the Lanterns and their recruits to retaliate.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 11, 2018

The battle fully begins between the Darkstars and the Green Lantern Corps. Even with the help of Arkillo, General Zod, Orion, and Hector Hammond, the Lanterns seem to be outnumbered and outmaneuvered by the Darkstars. Hal Jordan and Hector Hammond have one last ace up their sleeves, but will be enough to end the threat of the Darkstars on the universe? Or is this the day that willpower was not enough to protect the stars?

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9
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49

Jul 25, 2018

The Green Lantern Corps have turned the tide on the Darkstars. The Darkstars, however are not going down without a fight. The final battle in this war is at hand, and every Lantern is accounted for to put the Darkstars down for good. Will willpower rule the galaxy? Or will capital punishment be the force that runs the universe from her on out?

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8.7
Justice League: Odyssey #1

Sep 26, 2018

Justice League Odyssey finally launches into the Ghost Sector, and the first issue sets the story off in a promising direction. I am invested in this unique team of Jessica Cruz, Cyborg, Starfire, and Azrael. I'm not sure how Darkseid fits in, but he seems to hold the key to the mysteries of the Ghost Sector. A fun story, combined with really strong art makes up for all the delays.

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9.2
Justice League: Odyssey #2

Oct 24, 2018

Secrets remain in the Ghost Sector and Darkseid believes that Starfire, Cyborg, and Azrael are the keys to unlocking them and saving the multiverse. Darkseid seems to know more than he lets on but his true plan has not been revealed yet. Starfire is able to meet a being from a race of people who worship her as a god. Starfire is introduced to an item of immense power presented to her by one of these worshippers, and the power overwhelms her. Is Starfire becoming the god that was prophesied?

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7.8
Justice League: Odyssey #3

Nov 28, 2018

The mystery of the Ghost Sector is slowly but surely being solved by the Justice League Odyssey team. The more answers they receive however, the more strange things become for them. Starfire received the idolatry treatment last issue, and this time it looks like things are being set up for Cyborg to receive the same treatment. Azrael also has a dark disciple that is not above shedding blood to prove his devotion. The big question is what does Darkseid have to do with this makeshift team and the Ghost Sector, and what does he have to gain?

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7.7
Justice League: Odyssey #4

Jan 2, 2019

The mysteries of the Ghost Sector continue but the team is slowly discovering more answers as to why they are worshipped as gods. Each "god" has met their followers but still do not fully understand why they are worshipped. Darkseid may know the answers and he seems to be assembling his own team.

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9.3
Justice League: Odyssey #5

Jan 30, 2019

Things have been kicked up a notch in the newest issue of Justice League Odyssey. Cyborg has discovered not only Darkseid's true plan, but also the location of Tamaran. Darkseid begins his quest to rule the Ghost Sector, and Azrael's followers have declared war on the "Old Gods". Is our team of heroes enough to protect and bring order to this dangerous sector?

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8.3
Justice League: Odyssey #6

Feb 27, 2019

A new creative team does not bail out our team of heroes from the insanity within the Ghost Sector. Darkseid continues his quest but for the first time in his existence he is now prey and not the predator. The Odyssey team is hot on Darkseid's trail but is taking time to mourn for the state of Tamaran and survive the assault from Blackfire and her minions. Dan Abnett has set in motion his plans to create a new space epic.

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7.3
Justice League: Odyssey #8

Apr 12, 2019

Our team of heroes argues with Darkseid about whether he should be trusted in regards to maintaining the safety of the Ghost Sector. Starfire is ready to assist Darkseid, while the rest of the team wonders whether they should support their teammate. While the bickering occurs, Blackfire and Azrael prepare an attack that may end the teams quest one and for all.

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8.7
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1

Dec 14, 2018

The team of Saladin Ahmed, Javier Carron, and David Curiel has assembled like the Avengers to put Miles Morales at center stage. With a movie poised to do MAJOR numbers on the way, Miles Morales is going to be a household name and may even rival the popularity of Peter Parker in the future. This book takes the time to reintroduce you to the life of Miles Morales, but it also sets the stage for a mystery that may unite Miles with an iconic Spider-Man villain.

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9.2
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #2

Jan 10, 2019

The Spider-Man/The Rhino team up continues and they may need to work on their chemistry if they are going to rescue the kidnapped children. Miles is also wearing down from a lack of rest and sooner or later it's going to come back to bite him. Maybe the help of Captain America will lead to better results for Miles.

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7.8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #3

Feb 23, 2019

The case of the missing children has been solved, with help from The Rhino and Captain America. Maybe now Miles can focus on school and his social life. Life has Spider-Man always seems to ruin that plan though, so who knows what adventure awaits Miles Morales next.

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8.3
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #4

Mar 21, 2019

Miles Morales takes a break from superheroing to ditch class and hang out with his friends. While Miles tries to have a good time, Vice Principal Dutcher is determined to prove Miles is a slacker that has everyone at the school fooled. So far Miles has been able to balance his education, social life, and super hero exploits. The problem is that however, more and more people are onto the fact that Miles is hiding a spider-secret.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #5

Apr 19, 2019

Miles Morales continues to balance his life as Spider-Man with his life as a high school student. Miles is trapped in the middle of an exploding gang war and is close to finding the source of the escalating aggression. There is also someone else tracking this gang war that may or may not make Miles' life easier.

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7.7
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #6

May 28, 2019

Another solid entry in the adventures of Miles Morales has been completed. Miles meets a new potential friend or foe in Starling. Starling may even become more than a friend to Miles in the future, especially with Barbara seemingly not wanting anything to do with Miles. After taking down Tombstone, Miles will now tend to some family business.

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7.7
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #7

Jun 19, 2019

Miles' family is given the spotlight in this issue to positive results. Miles family provides him with positive support and potentially devastating complications to his future. The conflict with Tombstone is over for now, but a new enemy is watching Miles from the shadows.

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8.7
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #8

Jul 12, 2019

Saladin Ahmed has turned up the heat on Miles Morales by isolating him from his friends and family while pushing him to his limits. Miles must put his own life on the line to protect his family and friends. Will he be able to withstand the torture in order to figure out an escape plan?

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9.2
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #9

Aug 14, 2019

Saladin Ahmed has turned up the heat on Miles Morales by isolating him from his friends and family while pushing him to his limits. Miles must put his own life on the line to protect his family and friends. Will Miles be able to withstand the torture in order to figure out an escape plan?

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9
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #10

Sep 11, 2019

The latest issue of Miles Morales: Spider-Man is a celebration of the character. Miles however, looks like he will be given another major test, as he must deal with the return of the Ultimate Green Goblin and the arrival of Ultimatum. Will Miles figure out Ultimatum and Green Goblin's agenda before they put their plan in place?

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7.8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #11

Oct 10, 2019

Ultimatum has his sights set on Brooklyn and only Miles Morales can stop him. Ultimatum's gang is spreading a strange drug throughout the burrough, and Miles has to get to the bottom of it while balancing his school workload and family responsibilities. It's funny that family may be the only thing stopping Miles from taking down Ultimatum.

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8.7
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #12

Nov 6, 2019

The philosophical differences between Miles and his uncle rears its ugly head again, but this time, Aaron's reasons for getting back in the game are for the greater good. Miles however does not see the gray area in right and wrong and vows to stop his uncle regardless. Now Miles and his uncle have a target squarely on their back that Aaron may not be able to hustle his way out of.

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9.2
Oblivion Song #3

Jun 19, 2018

Oblivion Song continues with Nathan coming face to face with a survivor who didn't actually need saving. Nathan's exploits create a fracture in his team, but Nathan continues to press forward in his search for his brother. Meanwhile, on Oblivion, the survivors have created a world for themselves that contains conflict not just with the hostile environment, but with each other as well. I look forward to seeing this conflict continue to play out and how Nathan fits in.

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8.7
Oblivion Song #4

Jun 21, 2018

The pace slows considerably in this issue, but it serves the issue well. The survivors in Oblivion are given a little more time to shine and we are able to begin to see what motivates them as we begin to find out why they are in no rush to return to Earth. Nathan continues to be stubborn in his pursuit of his brother, while his team shows signs of crumbling. Nathan comes face to face with the survivors on Oblivion and seems to have a real lead on his brother's whereabouts, if the survivors don't kill him first.

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8.3
Oblivion Song #5

Jul 14, 2018

The pace continues to be slow, but now we know what happened to Nathan's brother, and we know that the survivors are not completely helpless on Oblivion. Back on Earth, Nathan's team continues to struggle to keep it together with an encroaching military intervention threatening their work. Kirkman and De Felici continue to build their world and hopefully the plot moves forward considerably in the next issue.

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9.7
Oblivion Song #6

Aug 14, 2018

Multiple reveals have advanced the plot of this story tremendously. Nathan has convinced his brother to come with him to Earth, but how will his brother react when he finds out Nathan caused the Transference? On Oblivion Keith has met the mysterious "Faceless Men". What are their motivations? Did they have anything to do with the Transference? Kirkman answers questions in this book by asking even more and I can't wait to see what happens next.

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9.2
Oblivion Song #7

Sep 25, 2018

What happened on the day of the Transference was finally revealed in this issue. Nathan has been trying to atone for his role in the Transference occurring. The victims who died are feeling the overarching consequences of his actions, and survivors like his brother Ed and Duncan, who are having problems readjusting to society. Nathan has his supporters however, and his missions seems like it will continue while military plots on how they can use his genius for their own selfish applications.

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8.7
Oblivion Song #8

Oct 11, 2018

Nathan in on the run and on a mission to steal his machine back and right his wrongs. Nathan is putting a team together to complete his mission and so far his brother has his back. Ed has his own mission however, returning to Oblivion and never coming back to Earth. Will Nathan honor his brother's wishes?

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9.3
Oblivion Song #9

Nov 20, 2018

Nathan and Ed accomplish their goal of stealing back the transference machine. Nathan showed why he is becoming a sci-fi action hero with his masterful use of teleportation guiding his efforts towards completing the heist. Nathan now must hold up his end of the bargain by taking Ed back to Oblivion. Ed may want more than just to return to Oblivion however.

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8.8
Oblivion Song #10

Dec 21, 2018

The brotherly bonding ended when Ed turned the transference device back on. Now Nathan is back to square one with even more damage caused by the inhabitants of Oblivion. Is Philadelphia able to withstand another traumatic invasion? Will Nathan be able to fix this damage before Director Ward finds him?

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8.3
Oblivion Song #11

Jan 11, 2019

Nathan has to deal with fixing the transference machine and dealing with his possibly psychotic brother, Ed. People caught in the second transference are dealing with their predicaments in different ways. Some are folding and some are rising to the challenge of survival. Nathan will have to put his genius intellect to work to save the people of Philadelphia.

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8.7
Oblivion Song #12

Feb 28, 2019

Nathan has saved Philadelphia once again and atoned for his brother's mistake. Nathan and those in his orbit are restarting their lives with new beginnings. A seemingly sinister force residing on Oblivion may threaten this fresh start.

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9
Oblivion Song #13

Mar 14, 2019

The next arc of Oblivion Song starts with a 3-year time jump that reveals some exciting new developments from the cast of characters. Scientists have learned to use the resources on Oblivion for medical gain. What the people of Earth do not know is that there are some creatures on Oblivion that have learned about them as well.

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8.2
Spider-Man (2016) Annual #1

Aug 14, 2018

This annual issue feels like a celebration of Miles Morales' time in the main 616 universe. I hope this character is not put on the shelf due to The Amazing Spider-Man being relaunched. This issue took us to Miles' past to show us where he is headed in the future. With Spider-Geddon on the horizon, I'm hopeful we have not seen the end of Mr. Morales.

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9.2
War of the Realms #2

Apr 17, 2019

Malkeith has won the first battle of The War of the Realms. Our heroes have retreated and the rest of Earth's defense has been decimated. Our heroes need to regroup, and may need to fight this war on multiple fronts to defeat Malkeith and his forces.

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8.3
War of the Realms #4

May 20, 2019

The remaining forces of the ten realms led by the heroes of Midgard have regrouped and are now planning to take the fight to Malkeith and his forces. With Thor still out of commission, Lady Freyja and Odin are now leading the charge to turn the tide of this war. The heroes of Midgard find themselves spread out throughout the realm gathering forces to lead a counter-attack. The question is, will this retaliation be enough to stop Malkeith and end the war?

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10
War of the Realms #6

Jun 26, 2019

Thor summons Thors of past, present, and future to turn the tide of the War of The Realms. Malkeith, however, is more powerful than ever thanks to the Venom Symbiote. While Earth's Mightiest Heroes hold the line on Midgard, The Storm of Thors look to rain thunder on Malkeith and his forces and end the war once and for all.

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